Steve Peacock's U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor tag:typepad.com,2003:weblog-94161205314098957 2014-02-16T12:01:14-05:00 Original reporting on little-known U.S. government funded foreign aid projects, so-called "drug war" initiatives, and overseas business subsidies. TypePad Drudge Report Features “Feds Want to Track Your DNA Like a License Plate” tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201a5116dff4b970c 2014-02-16T12:01:14-05:00 2014-02-16T12:01:14-05:00 Many thanks to Drudge Report for spreading the word about my latest article “Feds want to track your DNA like a license plate.” Steve Peacock Feds Want to Track Your DNA Like a License Plate (WND) tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201a73d79549f970d 2014-02-16T11:48:14-05:00 2014-02-16T11:48:14-05:00 Just as details are emerging about a controversial, nationwide vehicle-surveillance database, WND has learned the federal government is planning an even more invasive spy program using “physiological signatures” to track down individuals. Steve Peacock FBI Becomes the 'Watchers-in-Chief' tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201a3fca828d9970b 2014-01-25T22:37:02-05:00 2014-01-25T22:37:02-05:00 The number of people identified by the Obama administration as potential terrorists surged in the past two years, and the FBI now is preparing for another spike as it plans to intensify its scrutiny of foreign visitors and U.S. citizens, U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor has discovered. The federal government will hire up to 116 full-time private-contractor personnel to help amass and screen data on persons whose movements or activities are brought to the attention of the Terrorist Screening Center, an FBI-administered interagency unit. Steve Peacock FBI Becomes the 'Watchers-in-Chief' (WND) tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201a5113d7c60970c 2014-01-21T19:44:20-05:00 2014-01-21T19:44:20-05:00 My latest from WND. -- S.P. The number of people identified by the Obama administration as potential terrorists surged in the past two years, and the FBI now is preparing for another spike as it plans to intensify its scrutiny of foreign visitors and U.S. citizens, WND has discovered. Steve Peacock Federal Judge Slams Obama on Foreign-Aid and Secrecy (Fox News) tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2019b037c64c6970c 2013-12-22T20:51:14-05:00 2013-12-22T20:51:14-05:00 Steve Peacock Obama Deploying Drones Around U.S. tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20191046bf893970c 2013-07-26T17:07:58-04:00 2013-07-26T17:07:58-04:00 The deployment of federal drones in and around U.S. shores represents one of the Obama administration’s next steps in the nation’s expanded use of unmanned aircraft systems for surveillance purposes. Steve Peacock Steve Peacock Interview with Talk-Show Host Peter Boyles tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20191045e7d8b970c 2013-07-23T16:56:48-04:00 2013-07-23T16:56:48-04:00 Today I was tracked down by Denver radio talk-show host Peter Boyles (710KNUS), who took note of my reporting via WND on the issues of drones -- unmanned aerial systems -- and other forms of electronic surveillance. We spoke for nearly 20 minutes about some of the following articles, while Mr. Boyles also allowed me to mention U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor and my background as a Capitol Hill reporter covering the final years of the Clinton Administration through the start of the George W. Bush Administration. Steve Peacock Media Ignored Big Picture of NSA Surveillance, Focused on Jobs tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20192abaae7e9970d 2013-06-27T07:06:40-04:00 2013-06-27T07:06:40-04:00 While the breadth of NSA’s communications-intercept program only recently came to light, a review of federal records and news reports shows that mainstream media largely ignored or overlooked a massive surveillance-system buildup that started to accelerate in 2006. Steve Peacock Feds Recruit Private Sector to Expand Drone Use tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201761665a0e0970c 2012-07-12T13:51:49-04:00 2012-07-12T13:51:49-04:00 The federal government’s expanded use of drones over U.S. airspace for “humanitarian assistance and homeland security” purposes soon will receive a boost of assistance from the private sector. A cadre of contracted “subject-matter experts” will help devise national policies and procedures governing unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs. Steve Peacock State Department Taps Into Intelligence-Extraction Technology to Monitor Social Media tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201630602ce52970d 2012-05-31T15:02:07-04:00 2012-05-31T15:02:07-04:00 The U.S. Department of State is banking on Internet-trawling software to help it identify references to departmental activities in social media as well as through traditional online-media sources. Steve Peacock