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Sony’s copyright bots remove a band’s own release of its new video

The Sheffield-based experimental music act 65daysofstatic has a new album coming out in September, called "Replicr, 2019." Today, the band began its launch publicity by releasing a video from the album, only to have the video blocked on multiple services by copyright bots working on behalf of Sony, which distributed the band's label, ...

Detroit’s police commissioner arrested at commissioners’ meeting for demanding answers about secret meetings where ****** recognition was planned

Alan Wendt writes, "Detroit commissioners arrested the police commissioner Willie Burton during a public meeting because he wouldn't stop talking about the secret meetings where the commission decided to install ****** recognition systems."

The commissioners are likely to formally approve the city's controversial ****** recognition scheme next week.

Burton was trying to call out the Board ...

Mysterious New Orleans “anti-crime” camera emblazoned with NOPD logos outside surveillance contractor’s house is disavowed by NOPD

New Orleans is festooned with police cameras, the legacy of a secret partnership with the surveillance contractor Palantir, which used New Orleans as a covert laboratory for predictive policing products.

One such camera was wired into a public light pole outside 6119 Vicksburg. It looked like other Real-Time Crime Monitoring Center-connected cameras, and was emblazoned ...

KPMG is in the middle of an unbelievably ***** cheating scandal that keeps on getting uglier

KPMG is one of the "Big Four" accounting firms: that means that whenever a plan for a business or a public project has a box that says, "Make sure no one is cheating," it means that you hire KPMG or one of its rivals to come in and check the books and make sure that ...

Trump’s impeachable offenses are okay because Wisconsin’s economy is good: GOP Rep. Sean Duffy

These guys really aren't even trying to hide how feckless and corrupt they are anymore, are they.

On 'All in With Chris Hayes' this evening, Republican congressman Sean Duffy of Wisconsin made the argument that a robust economy in Wisconsin during the presidency of Donald Trump means it's perfectly okay for Donald Trump to commit ...

Facebook hate group investigation reveals 400 police officers, including NYPD cops, to be members

A year-long investigation of private Facebook hate groups by REVEAL finds close to 400 current and retired law enforcement officers are members, including officers from small towns as well as big cities -- including NYPD.

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One guard at the Angola prison in Louisiana, Geoffery Crosby, was a member of 56 extremist groups, including 45 ...

Maine’s new ISP privacy law has both California and New York beat

The Great State of Maine, having jettisoned its far-right lunatic "government" and replaced it with a responsive, progressive, evidence-based one, is now set to pass the nation's most stringent ISP privacy law, going further than both New York and California.

The new law restores the Obama-era ISP privacy protections that Trump's FCC chair Ajit ...

In Alabama, it’s traditional for sheriffs who lose their elections to steal and waste money, destroy public property

Alabama has 67 sheriffs -- elected law-enforcement officers who police unincorporated townships where they answer only to voters, not city governments -- and 9 out of ten of the sheriffs who lost their 2018 elections have been accused by their successors of engaging in fraud, waste and destruction of public property before leaving office.

This is ...

A trove of leaks show that Brazil’s “anti-corruption” task force was secretly trying to oust Lula and install a far-right strongman

The "car wash" scandal that shook up Brazil's politics led to the imprisonment of the beloved president Lula, followed swiftly by his neoliberal/looter successor Michael Temer, creating the political chaos that paved the way for the election of Jair Bolsonaro, a violent, homophobic, racist autocrat who advocates for torture/****** of his political ...

Payday lenders switched their trade show to a Trump hotel and sent Trump at least a million bucks, then he gave them carte blanche to make billions preying on poor people

The payday lending industry is the pinnacle of predatory, corrupt capitalism, unabashed loan sharks who prey on the poorest and most desperate Americans, charging interest rates in the hundreds and even thousands of percent APR, using strongarm tactics including threats of violence and **** to collect on debts, and papering over ...