With Washington’s Blessing, Telecom Giants Can Mine Your Web History


….Google and Facebook have built huge businesses powered by reams of data they collect about consumers’ online actions, both on their own properties and across the web. That trove of information largely explains their dominance — combined, they have a roughly 47% share of the global digital ad market, according to eMarketer.

But online advertising executives say telecom providers potentially have access to more powerful data than the two tech powerhouses. Their networks — both wired and wireless — could give them a window into nearly everything a user is doing on the web.

“ISPs like Verizon can now start building and selling profiles about consumers that include their friends, the news articles they read, where they shop, where they bank, along with their physical location,” said Jason Kint, chief executive of digital media trade body Digital Content Next and a vocal proponent of the rules that Congress voted to repeal…. [read more]

lhwm notes: This is why we provide these companies as an alternative. Hope you like them as much as we do.

These search engines protect your privacy when searching,

StartPageStartpage

duck-duck-go-logoDuck Duck Go

Good Gopher

These browsers protect your privacy and are similar to internet explorer, chrome etc.

Epic

Brave

Tor

Tech Companies Throwing in with Progressive Left to rid the world of Trump


WARNING:The Internet world’s top tech companies have thrown in with the progressive left in trying to drag the President Donald Trump administration into the life-sucking quicksand of their cesspool.

While Hollywood and entertainment celebrities hold public attention with their daily rants and screams of outrage, the battle to rid the world of Trump and turn it back to the absolute control of the progressive left has opened the way for a new battle frontier.

This one’s a guerrilla war with the ability to send millions of Internet surfers into the raging battle as its most numerous foot soldiers.

Tech reaction to Trump’s immigration plan is as comprehensive as it was swift…. [read more]

John 3:19 (GW) 19 This is why people are condemned: The light came into the world. Yet, people LOVED THE DARK rather than the light because their actions were evil.

Italy Urges Europe To Begin Censoring Free Speech On The Internet


First it was the US, then Germany blamed much of what is wrong in society on “fake news”, and not, say, a series of terrible decisions made by politicians. Now it is Italy’s turn to call for an end to “fake news”, which in itself would not be troubling, however, the way Giovanni Pitruzzella, head of the Italian competition body, demands the European Union “cracks down” on what it would dub “fake news” is nothing short of a total crackdown on all free speech, and would give local governments free reign to silence any outlet that did not comply with the establishment propaganda.

In an interview with the FT, Pitruzzella said the regulation of false information on the internet was best done by the state rather than by social media companies such as Facebook, an approach taken previously by Germany, which has demanded that Facebook end “hate speech” and has threatened to find the social network as much as €500K per “fake” post.

Pitruzzella, head of the Italian competition body since 2011, said “EU countries should set up independent bodies — co-ordinated by Brussels and modeled on the system of antitrust agencies — which could quickly label fake news, remove it from circulation and impose fines if necessary.”

In other words, a series of unelected bureaucrats, unaccountable to anyone, would sit down and between themselves decide what is and what isn’t “fake news”, and then, drumroll, “remove it from circulation.” On the other hand, coming one week after Obama give Europe the green light to engage in any form of censorship and halt of free speech that it desires, when the outgoing US president voted into law the  “Countering Disinformation And Propaganda Act”, it should come as no surprise that a suddenly emboldened Europe is resorting to such chilling measures…. [read more]

Russia "Tired Of Obama Lies About Hackers", Vows Response To Any New Sanctions


Obama Putin

As Washington prepares to unleash new sanctions on Russia, it appears Putin won’t take this laying down. If U.S. adopts new sanctions against Russia, govt in Moscow will resort to counter-measures, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova warns in a website statement.

As we detailed previously, the delay in sanctions against Russia have come from Obama’s inability to take unilateral actions under current laws.  While Obama previously signed an executive order that would allow him to freeze the assets in the United States of people overseas who have engaged in cyber acts, it only applies to actions that have threatened U.S. national security or financial stability.  Further, per a “senior administration official,” use of the existing law would require (1) actual election infrastructure to be designated as ‘critical infrastructure’ and (2) the administration to prove that such infrastructure was actually “harmed,” conditions which the National Security Council say have not been met.

lhwm notes: Wow look at this picture. This picture has many words going!

Algorthims are making us small-minded


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Your life is mapped out for you but, not in the way that you think. How predictive algorithms narrow your perspective – and ultimately your choices.

We live in a world of curation. The internet — aided by algorithms that predict what we search, buy, listen to, read, watch and even who we want to date and marry — expertly helps to us find what we want.

Well, as long as it’s similar to whatever we’ve liked in the past.

And there’s the rub. The ubiquity of incredibly powerful algorithms designed to reinforce our interests also ensures that we see little of what’s new, different and unfamiliar. The very things that are at the heart of learning, understanding and innovation. Rather than taking us out of our comfort zone, the digital revolution is enabling each of us to live happily in our own worlds, and in the process closing down opportunities for originality, spontaneity and learning…. [read more]

lhwm notes: Each day we make decisions based on our own thoughts or Godly ones and those thoughts lead to an action. The very definition of cause and effect means –
a relationship between events or things, where one is the result of the other or others. This is a combination of action and reaction.

When we listen to a person and do not consider whether I should be doing this or not is an example of cause and effect, and we even sometimes go as far as to blame the other person when we make this decision. Now we have computers telling us what to do? It is our choice to make to accept or not accept whatever may come your way. God gave us this freedom of choosing

Deuteronomy 11:26 [ Choose the Blessing or the Curse ] Today I’m giving you the choice of a blessing or a curse.

It is wise to have Godly wisdom and discernment to help guide our lives into a direction that is pleasing to the Lord, and here is the bonus we will begin to make decisions that will be less invasive to ourselves. Stop the ride and get off!

Proverbs 9:12 If you are wise, your wisdom will help you. If you mock, you alone will be held responsible.
Proverbs 29:11 A fool expresses all his emotions, but a wise person controls them.
Proverbs 1:5 a wise person will listen and continue to learn, and an understanding person will gain direction—
Proverbs 3:35 Wise people will inherit honor, but fools will bear disgrace.
*** these are a few scriptures on the word wise