Facebook is once again at the helm of controversy and has been accused of spying on app users. A court case in California alleges that the social media giant used its apps to gather information about patrons and their friends — including reading their messages, tracking their location and even accessing photos on their phones. Former startup Six4three has been engaged in a veritable Pandora’s box of a case against Facebook for roughly two years.
And the latest revelations from Six4three’s lawsuit allege that Facebook has been engaging in mass surveillance of users for some time now. One court document reportedly states, “Facebook continued to explore and implement ways to track users’ location, to track and read their texts, to access and record their microphones on their phones, to track and monitor their usage of competitive apps on their phones, and to track and monitor their calls.”… more
There are some parents who adopt, or become parents in a blended marriage. But for many, there still is that infinite joy of coming home from a hospital or birthing center with their very own newborn.
Except soon, the newborn might not be all theirs.
A plan developing now would give the federal government ownership of that infant’s DNA, obtained from blood samples taken at birth to screen for threatening diseases.
The warning comes from the Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom, which has fought for the privacy rights of parents and children for years.
“As things stand, in just over two months parents will lose their consent rights for the use of their newborn baby’s DNA for federally funded research, once the revised Common Rule goes into effect on July 19, 2018,” the organization said… more
The Chinese police in Nanchang made news in mid April when the press reported the arrest at a concert of a man wanted for fraud. The story was significant because automatic facial recognition systems, linked through now 176 million cameras across the country (rising to 600 million by 2020), had picked the man out of a crowd of 60,000 concertgoers and allowed the police to pinpoint his location in real time.
The episode was promoted by the Chinese government as proof positive of the benefits of the Chinese surveillance state, but the notion that an authoritarian government uses automatic facial recognition to track its citizens everywhere has sent shivers down the spine of anyone concerned about privacy and who may not have full faith in the benevolence of the Chinese government.
Facial recognition holds the promise of an incredible leap forward in law enforcement but backwards in individual rights. No longer will oppressive governments need to employ human watchers to monitor video footage… more
This is preparing for the one world order and every country will be this way. Right now America has the ability to do exactly what China is doing. Keep that in mind as you allow this technology into your home and life. There is a purpose behind it and they are selling it as a high class need but actually this is a want not a need. They have a purpose and the ones who are buying it have a purpose as well. This is not something we need or want!!
NEW DELHI — Seeking to build an identification system of unprecedented scope, India is scanning the fingerprints, eyes and faces of its 1.3 billion residents and connecting the data to everything from welfare benefits to mobile phones.
Civil libertarians are horrified, viewing the program, called Aadhaar, as Orwell’s Big Brother brought to life. To the government, it’s more like “big brother,” a term of endearment used by many Indians to address a stranger when asking for help.
For other countries, the technology could provide a model for how to track their residents. And for India’s top court, the ID system presents unique legal issues that will define what the constitutional right to privacy means in the digital age…. more
By the end of 2018, police departments across the United States will begin to use body cameras equipped with facial recognition, artificial intelligence (AI) technology. The technology is intended to scan all the faces in a crowd of people to help identify suspects and missing persons. The algorithm notifies an officer when their body camera has scanned a suspect, giving them the opportunity to act in some way.
The technology will indiscriminately analyze the details of everyone’s face in real time — a massive breach of privacy. The technology, intended to help law enforcement, will readily be abused and misused. This AI surveillance system, still in development, will be the “enabling technology” for the coming global surveillance state.
Everyone is going to be watched, 24-7. This will make it very easy to control people’s behavior and make them obedient to authority. This AI-driven global surveillance state will track your every move, understand your personality, and work to manipulate you. As everyone becomes watched and analyzed nonstop, it will be easier for authorities to tell people how to act, what to buy, what to think…. more
Natural News founder/editor Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, filled in for Infowars creator and host Alex Jones on Sunday’s broadcast which he called his “most important” message ever: The tsunami of speech authoritarianism that is already sweeping the country as Left-wing social media giants commit “online ethnic cleansing” against conservatives and supporters of President Donald Trump.
Adams led off by noting that Jack Dorsey, the CEO and co-founder of Twitter, endorsed a rambling, lengthy Medium post last week that calls for the political (and physical?) destruction of all conservatives and Republicans using the “California model.”
The piece, titled, “The Great Lesson of California in America’s New Civil War,” not only claims Americans are already engaged in a new ideological conflict (we are), but that there is likely no way the two opposing sides will ever compromise or see eye-to-eye anymore (we won’t)…. more
If you’ve ever felt clever because an app on your phone asked to track your location and you said no, this should make you feel a little less smug: There are plenty of ways to track you without getting your permission. Some of the most intrusive are the easiest to implement. Your telco knows where you are at all times, because it knows which cell towers your phone is near. In the U.S., how much data service-providers sell is up to them.
AS LOCATION-AWARE ADVERTISING GOES MAINSTREAM—LIKE THAT JACK IN THE BOX AD THAT APPEARS WHENEVER YOU GET NEAR ONE, IN WHICHEVER APP YOU HAVE OPEN AT THE TIME—AND AS POPULAR APPS HARVEST YOUR LUCRATIVE LOCATION DATA, THE POTENTIAL FOR LEAKING OR EXPLOITING THIS DATA HAS NEVER BEEN HIGHER.
EDITOR’S NOTE: When the movie Minority Report was released back in 2007, audiences were thrilled to see the technological marvels that would come true for some future generation down the line. Funny thing is, though, just about everything shown in the movie has already come true, including the persistent mobile advertising that follows your every move. The every move of billions of people all being tracked and recorded by a personal device in their pocket…and it’s not even the mark of the beast yet. Imagine that.
It’s true that your smartphone’s location-tracking capabilities can be helpful, whether it’s alerting you to traffic or inclement weather. That utility is why so many of us are giving away a great deal more location data than we probably realize. Every time you say “yes” to an app that asks to know your location, you are also potentially authorizing that app to sell your data…. more
It seems incredible to me how technology is advancing at breakneck speed just within the last year. We’ve read and seen how AI (Artificial Intelligence) robots are becoming more and more human-like. “Sophia” – the most famous of these robots has even been awarded citizenship in Saudi Arabia!
But today I read a story which sent cold chills down my spine. There is now a machine that can read your thoughts and translate them into data (words). The scientists are saying that it is 90% accurate.
A thought came to my mind immediately: Could this technology be used by Antichrist in the Mark which he will demand all people receive during the Tribulation? This “mark” will most likely have everything there is to know about you – your name, your address, your healthcare, your bank account; and if this new mind reading technology is also inserted in the “chip” (Mark of the beast) all thoughts will be laid bare to the authorities. Of course, those who willingly take the mark of the beast are destined to hell…. more