Posted on July 8, 2021 Author Whitney Webb
With many focusing on tomorrow’s Cyber Polygon exercise, less attention has been paid to the World Economic Forum’s real ambitions in cybersecurity – to create a global organization aimed at gutting even the possibility of anonymity online. With the governments of the US, UK and Israel on board, along with some of the world’s most powerful corporations, it is important to pay attention to their endgame, not just the simulations.
A report published last year by the WEF-Carnegie Cyber Policy Initiative calls for the merging of Wall Street banks, their regulators and intelligence agencies as necessary to confront an allegedly imminent cyber attack that will collapse the existing financial system.
In November 2020, the World Economic Forum (WEF) and Carnegie Endowment for International Peace co-produced a report that warned that the global financial system was increasingly vulnerable to cyber attacks. Advisors to the group that produced the report included representatives from the Federal Reserve, the Bank of England, the International Monetary Fund, Wall Street giants likes JP Morgan Chase and Silicon Valley behemoths like Amazon.
Sign the new petition to#StopChatControl! This isn’t about protecting child sex abusers. It’s about preventing reckless invasion of everyone’s privacy & messages. There needs to be a better method of detection with less overreach. The EU can do better. ~ @KalypsoRising
European Union launches full scale war against internet privacy with #ChatControl (ePrivacy Derogation)
— Anonymous – #CloversForAssange 🍀❌ (@CensoredLubbers) July 11, 2021
It invades the privacy & security of the people it claims to want to protect.
Think of the victims reaching out for help, or contacting therapists, particularly with lockdowns meaning so much is conducted through chat, messaging & email. pic.twitter.com/4ngmvEd92o
— Owlerine (@owlerine) July 10, 2021
Millions of dollars later, during the peak of the recession when so many families were losing their homes, law enforcement agencies exploited the system by targeting the most vulnerable citizens. Taylor Police still ticket in this way. They’re so far behind with the times, they think people still fall for these grab and scam citations. ~ Losers. 🤣
Certainly the State Police, Grand Rapids, Lansing for sure but then East Lansing, Washtenaw County, Ann Arbor, and a handful in Northern Michigan, utterly corrupt.
I remember a call years and years ago from a Circuit Court Judge in Jackson, Michigan, a friend, who asked for to protect him for a couple of days after he received death threats from the local sheriff’s department over a civil rights lawsuit. Simple how it is…worse now, much worse…
No offense, but criminals have no business passing out petty speed trap fines to honest citizens. Livonia, Mich., a Detroit suburb, is the speed trap capital of the United States and Canada, according to a new list from theNational Motorists Association.
It’s no secret that the IRS has a modernization problem. For decades the agency’s outdated tech – with some critical systems dating back to the Eisenhower administration – has been a target for lawmakers, government watchdogs and technology advocates.
A newauditfrom the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) suggests the legacy tech problem for the agency could be even worse than advertised.
Despite a number of different strategy documents – including asix-year, $2.7 billionbusiness systems modernization plan – auditors say the IRS lacks specific plans to identify, retire and replace legacy systems. The documents provided to TIGTA outline a few dozen specific systems, but “for the majority of legacy systems, no efforts have been made to identify time frames, activities to be performed, and functions to be replaced or enhanced.” Previous investigations from TIGTA and the Government Accountability Office have found that having specific plans and time frames in place for these activities can be crucial in pushing an organization to following through with them.