Governor Kristi Noem of South Dakota, signed Executive Order 2022-10 banning the social media platform TikTok for contractors, employees, and state agencies using state devices.
The Order is in response to the national security threat of TikTok with regard to personal data gathering operations potentially exploited by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
Gov. Noem stated,“Because of our serious duty to protect the private data of South Dakota citizens, we must take this action immediately. I hope other states will follow South Dakota’s lead, and Congress should take broader action, as well”.
According to recentreports, hundreds of Chinese-manufactured drones have been detected flying over restricted airspace in DC over the past few months. While the drones may not be directly controlled by China, the devices have surveillance capability with the potential to be used for cyber attacks, espionage, or to be weaponized.
Florida Senator Marco Rubio has introduced two bills to regulate drones: one banning drones from accessing U.S. telecommunications, and another banning the U.S. government from buying drones made in China. Neither bill has gained traction.
The vulnerability of drones being taken over and controlled remotely or weaponized, including the possible release of biological weapons, makes strong regulation of these popular off-the-shelf devices, urgent for national security. -JD
Montana Ballot measure C-48, the Search Warrant for Electronic Data Amendment, was overwhelmingly approved by voters on November 8th. The constitutional amendment, added to Article II Sec. 11 of the Montana State Constitution, treats electronic data as “persons, houses, papers, and possessions, requiring a search warrant to access electronic data or electronic communications.
The protection of personal data establishes the foundation to protect Montanans from the federal surveillance state, unwarranted data collection, and third party buying and selling of private information. The Amendment was modeled on Missouri Amendment 9 and New Hampshire Q2. -JD
November 9, 2022 | By Mike Maharrey | Tenth Amendment Center | Source
“Practically speaking inclusion of electronic communications and data in the state’s constitutional prohibition on unreasonable searches and seizures means state and local police in Montana will be required to obtain a judicial warrant, supported by probable cause, before accessing cell phones and other electronic devices regardless of any legislative statute. It will also set the foundation to help prevent law enforcement from accessing private information through third parties.”
It’s vital that the American People recognize and correct a grave threat to our election process: the National Guard is apparently“helping” with elections. The role of the military should not be to oversee elections. There are several reasons why this development is a red flag that needs Americans from across the political spectrum to continue to participate and pay close attention to protect election integrity.
Whitney Webb’s 2019 article, “Microsoft’s ElectionGuard a Trojan Horse for a Military-Industrial Takeover of US Elections,” details the numerous problems with the adoption by many states of Microsoft’s election technology, called “ElectionGuard.” The article states that,”ElectionGuard was developed by companies with deep ties to the U.S. defense and intelligence communities and Israeli military intelligence, as well as the fact that it is far from clear that the technology would prevent foreign or domestic interference with, or the manipulation of, vote totals or other aspects of American election systems.”
Two scandal plagued alphabet agencies involved with midterm elections, the Department of Homeland Security and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Administration (CISA), are being sued “due to collusion with the media and Big Tech to censor information and shape public opinion.” DHS and CISA add more layers of problems to our already vulnerable voting system. In March, DHS and the Israel National Cyber Directorate (INCD) jointly decided to expand cooperation in cybersecurity.
In the recent election in Brazil, Israeli military involvement in Brazil’s election came under scrutiny with their partnership with Brazil’s Army. According to a MintPress report, “In March 2022, Israeli cybersecurity company, CySource, signed a cooperation agreement with the Brazilian Army to train military personnel in cyber defense.”
It’s a fact that voting machines are vulnerable to hacking.
There should only be ONE VOTING DAY with mail-in ballots allowed ONLY if stationed overseas or if proof of infirmity is verified.
Hand counting of paper ballots on location, with live video documentation and community representatives from each party overseeing the counting process, with full transparency, might be time and energy intensive, but may prove to be the only fair and accurate way to count and verify votes.
Civilian oversight is urgently needed to provide legitimacy and transparency into the election process. –JD
National Guard cybersecurity experts will be ready to offer assistance around the midterm elections in 14 states next week, National Guard officials said Friday.
Mint Press has released a study revealing that hundreds of members of the world’s most notorious spying agency, the Israeli Defense Forces’ (IDF) Unit 8200, have been hired for top positions by big tech companies such as Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, and Google.
With spy skills that may include professional hacking, surveillance, data harvesting, psychological warfare, as well as implanting malicious content, the general population is likely unaware of the implications of professional cyberspies holding top positions at these companies.
Many remember well the role that big tech media, partnered with government, played during the C19 scandal, censoring, silencing, and preventing the free flow of information and ideas. Controlling what information people are allowed to learn and what people are allowed to say is not only a totalitarian tool of oppression, it is also a weapon of mass deception, to be rejected by a free society.
With elections fast approaching, the presence of professional spies hired by big tech, should give us pause to reflect upon how these agents may be working behind the scenes, with tools and skills to influence online narratives and election outcomes. -JD
Related: Link To_Microsoft’s ElectionGuard a Trojan Horse for a Military-Industrial Takeover of US Elections_May 24, 2019_By Whitney Webb
A MintPress study has found that hundreds of former agents of the notorious Israeli spying organization, Unit 8200, have attained positions of influence in many of the world’s biggest tech companies, including Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon.
The Israeli Defense Forces’ (IDF) Unit 8200 is infamous for surveilling the indigenous Palestinian population, amassing kompromat on individuals for the purposes of blackmail and extortion. Spying on the world’s rich and famous, Unit 8200 hit the headlines last year, after the Pegasus scandal broke. Former Unit 8200 officers designed and implemented software that spied on tens of thousands of politicians and likely aided in the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
According to employment website LinkedIn, there are currently at least 99 former Unit 8200 veterans currently working for Google. This number almost certainly underestimates the scale of the collaboration between the two organizations, however. For one, this does not count former Google employees. Nor does it include those without a public LinkedIn account, or those who do have an account, but have not disclosed their previous affiliations with the high-tech Israeli surveillance unit. This is likely to be a considerable number, as agents are expressly prohibited from ever revealing their affiliation to Unit 8200. Thus, the figure of 99 only represents the number of current (or extremely recent) Google employees who are brazenly flouting Israeli military law by including the organization in their profiles.