Category Archives: privacy

Who is Watching the ‘Deep State’ Watchers?

Bill Binney Quotes:

” I should apologize to the American people. It’s (the NSA)                         violated everyone’s rights. It can be used to eavesdrop on the whole world.”

“FBI (and NSA) wants to know everything about you, and you’re not supposed to know anything about them.”

“The ultimate goal of the NSA is total population control”

Are you scared about Donald Trump having the NSA capabilities and powers in his hands?
“I look at it in this way: he is doing exactly as he said he would do in the campaign. During the campaign he said he would abide by the Constitution of the United States, now if he does that, he has to stop these programs, because they are unconstitutional, obviously. On the other hand, if he adopts this process, he is going to have the same powers as Obama had. That kind of power should not exist in any kind of government, because it really creates a totalitarian state. It’s like Stasi on super-steroids; instead of having folders with papers on everybody, they have everything that you do stored electronically, so it is a much more complete, up-to-date and mineable set of information and they can manipulate it, and do anything they want to you. That is the problem with it: no government should have it”. (read full interview)

 




Breitbart: Robert Barnes: ‘Ludicrous’ to Claim Obama Never Spied on Americans When He ‘Drone-Bombed American Citizens Around the World’

Court case: Jewel vs NSA: Binney declaration

NSA and ‘targeted individuals’

William Binney: “I would disconnect everything

 

 

 

Egads! Police Are Scanning Your Credit Cards And Taking Your Money

 

Oklahoma Cops Find A New Way To Take People’s Money, Even If They Don’t Have Cash

“You have effectively a way of instantly seizing a digital account from a traffic stop. That’s a capability I have never seen before.”- Brady Henderson, legal director for ACLU Oklahoma

 

 

 

Popular Science: Card Readers Allow Oklahoma Highway Patrol To Seize Suspects‘ Money

Cops give new meaning to ‘ highway robbery’

Oklahoma Watch: New Front in Civil Forfeiture

Law Enforcement Seizures Misspent, Missing

 

 

 

 

Ron Paul: First They Came For the iPhones …

“Nothing in the Constitution can force an exchange of liberty for security”  – Andrew P. Napolitano

Via: ronpaul.com

by Ron Paul

The FBI tells us that its demand for a back door into the AppleiPhone 8 is all about fighting terrorism, and that it is essential to break in just this one time to find out more about the San Bernardino attack last December. But the truth is they had long sought a way to break Apple’s iPhone encryption and, like 9/11 and the PATRIOT Act, a mass murder provided just the pretext needed. After all, they say, if we are going to be protected from terrorism we have to give up a little of our privacy and liberty. Never mind that government spying on us has not prevented one terrorist attack.

Apple has so far stood up to a federal government’s demand that it force its employees to write a computer program to break into its own product. No doubt Apple CEO Tim Cook understands the damage it would do to his company for the world to know that the US government has a key to supposedly secure iPhones. But the principles at stake are even higher. We have a fundamental right to privacy. We have a fundamental right to go about our daily life without the threat of government surveillance of our activities. We are not East Germany.

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Andrew  P. Napolitano: Apples involuntary servitude

John Mcafee:  I’ll decrypt San Bernadino iphone free

 

 

 

The Natural Law as a Restraint Against Tyranny: Judge Andrew P. Napolitano

 

“Some men say the earth is flat. 
Some men say the earth is round. 
But if it is flat, could Parliament make it round? 
And if it round, could the kings command flatten it?” – quote from Sir Thomas More’s treason case under Henry VIII

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano:

“Natural Rights can be summarized in four words: the presumption of liberty. This means we are self-directed. We make our own choices.”

 “I do have something to preserve — my dignity and my right to be left alone, the quintessential American right.”

“The right to defend yourself, the right to keep and bear arms does not protect your right to shoot deer. It protects your right to shoot at the government when it is taken over by tyrants”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drones Are Coming: ‘All Sensors Are Peeping Toms’

Via: CBS News

Drones Over America     Morley Safer is the correspondent

Will The skies of the future be filled with bussing drones?

Morley Safer: The issue that really comes to mind is the issue of privacy. I mean, these machines are all Peeping Toms.

Missy Cummings: All sensors are Peeping Toms. And so anything that you have that’s electronic is a Peeping Tom. I would say probably your greatest privacy invasion is your cell phone, if not your Facebook account. Yes, there are potentially flying cameras everywhere, except that in many cities there are cameras everywhere.   (source)

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Do We Live In A Panopticon?

Via: CBS News

The Data Brokers: Selling Your Personal Information       correspondent Steve Kroft

Over the past six months or so, a huge amount of attention has been paid to government snooping, and the bulk collection and storage of vast amounts of raw data in the name of national security. What most of you don’t know, or are just beginning to realize, is that a much greater and more immediate threat to your privacy is coming from thousands of companies you’ve probably never heard of, in the name of commerce.

They’re called data brokers, and they are collecting, analyzing and packaging some of our most sensitive personal information and selling it as a commodity…

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A vast hidden surveillance network runs across America  powered by the repo industry 

Mother Jones: Meet the Data Brokers Who Help Corporations Sell Your Digital Life

Can You Escape the Digital Surveillance ‘Dragnet’?

Dragnet Nation: What Do Data Brokers Know About Me?

ebook preview: Dragnet Nation

ebook preview: The Road To Big Brother

 

 

Creepiest SmartPhone App Yet Scans Crowd for People with Dating Site Profiles

Via: The Daily Sheeple

by Kimberly Paxton

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Imagine for a moment, that you are at the farmer’s market on a Saturday morning, getting your veggies and minding your own business. Suddenly, a creepy guy with a comb-over approaches you. “Hey, there.  I bet you like long walks on the beach and strawberry margaritas, baby.”  

What? you think. How on earth did he know that?

Then he begins to talk to you, and it’s eerie, simply uncanny all the things Mr. Creepster has in common with you.  Suddenly you realize, he is all but plagiarizing that profile you put on OKCupid last month in the hopes of meeting Mr. Right. He knows that you don’t smoke, that you have 3 children, the city in which you reside, what you do for a living, and that you go hiking alone to enjoy the solitude of a nearby mountain trail every single weekend. 

Putting the “stalk” in stalker, a new facial recognition app for Smartphones will allow a user to scan a crowd and pinpoint people with profiles on online dating sites or social media sites. Nametag, designed for Android and iOS, scans a person in whom the user is interested and looks for that person on dating sites such as PlentyOfFish, OkCupid, and Match as well as social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

NameTag wirelessly sends the photo that the user has surreptitiously taken of the prospective date to a server, where it is then compared to millions of records. In seconds, a match is returned that has the unwitting victim’s full name, additional photos and all social media profiles.

Check out this rather disturbing blurb on the NameTag website, where they’re actually encouraging people to register their photos voluntarily:

With NameTag, Your Photo Shares You.

Why leave meeting amazing people up to chance? Don’t miss out on the opportunity to connect with others who share your passions!

Connect your info and interests with the world by simply sharing your most unique feature – your face.  Nametag links your face to a single, unified online presence that includes your contact information, social media profiles, interests, hobbies and passions and anything else you want to share with the world.

Using the NameTag smartphone or Google Glass app, simply snap a pic of someone you want to connect with and see their entire public online presence in one place.

Don’t be a Stranger :)

The app strongly encourages you to register yourself so that people on the street can instantly know everything about you. Who on earth would think that this is a good idea?  I fear an alarming number of people might think so, sadly.

Here’s Jane, NameTag’s example profile holder.

Meet Jane – by using NameTag

Jane has lots of different social media profiles and loves to meet new people. By using NameTag, she can link all her social networks to her face and share her information and meet new people in an instant. At work, she opts to have just her Professional Profile information visible, but when she goes out to happy hour with her friends, she changes her profile settings to Personal and displays more details, like her hobbies, interests and relationship status.

Bad idea, Jane. There’s a pervy dude that just took your picture and is now salaciously thinking about your single self doing yoga.

The techy folks think that this is just great:

NameTag’s creator Kevin Alan Tussy said: ‘I believe that this will make online dating and offline social interactions much safer and give us a far better understanding of the people around us.

‘It’s much easier to meet interesting new people when we can simply look at someone, see their Facebook, review their LinkedIn page or maybe even see their dating site profile. Often we were interacting with people blindly or not interacting at all. NameTag can change all that.’

Tom Wiggins, Deputy Editor of tech mag Stuff, thinks the app is a good idea, but that users should exercise caution.

He said: ‘It could be very handy if you’re not afraid of scaring people off with your creepy app. It’s evidently pretty clever but I think most people would find it quite invasive. And isn’t the point of dating to find out more about people? This kind of defeats the object.

‘In terms of privacy, I assume it’s only finding information that you’ve already put online, so it’s not really any more of a risk to privacy than adding photos to Facebook.’ (source)

Could it get any creepier or more invasive? I’m glad you asked. YES! It actually CAN.

The app doesn’t stop at accessing dating profiles and Facebook accounts.  Oh no!  Just like a Ginsu knife commercial, wait, there’s more! If you order right now, you’ll get this great bonus!

For added peace of mind, the user can also cross-reference the photos against more than 450,000 entries in the National Sex Offender Registry and other criminal databases. (source)

So this cheapo app is going to take ONE PICTURE and tell you that someone is in a criminal data base.   Can you imagine the potential vigilante applications of this?

First of all, we all know that the “justice” system is anything that just, and that not everyone who is registered as a “sex offender” is actually a threat to society. Think about an 18 year old who dated a 16 year old, for example. Suddenly anyone could be pinpointed as a sex offender, while they’re just going about their business at the grocery store or the mall.

Secondly, this is not a state-of-the-art facial recognition program. What if it’s wrong? What if it says that guy pushing the grocery cart full of juice boxes and animal crackers to the checkout stand is a purveyor of kiddie porn, but he’s actually just a dad with 3 kids at home?

SmartPhones seem to have taken the place of SmartPeople. Not only have electronic devices taken away many interpersonal communications and experiences (see this video), now they’re taking away the mystery of getting to know somebody new, and they’re boiling the magic of attraction down to facial recognition and algorithms.

With stuff like this, the eugenicists won’t need birth control to depopulate the world.  People will just connect via their smartphones. Problem solved.

Delivered by The Daily Sheeple

Daily Mail: The Future Of Online Dating

 

 

 

 

Car Locks Hacked With A Handheld Device

Via:ksdk.com/news

By Kyung Lah, CNN

Police across the country are stumped by a rash of car thefts. In surveillance video of the thefts, criminals appear to open locked cars with a mysterious handheld device.

Nobody, not even the car manufacturers, knows how it works.

In Long Beach, Calif. The man walked up to the car, and used a small box to open it. Right next to him another man, also using a box, opens that car.

The problem is they’re thieves without keys. Now they’ve swiped all valuables from the cars.

In Chicago, it was the exact same scenario. A man by a sedan unlocked it without a key. The alarm was disabled by some mystery device.

The same thing happened to Steven Doi of Corona, Calif. His car’s computer system was hacked. But the crook didn’t get away clean. Doi’s dash-cam, pointing toward the front of his escalade, caught the suspect pacing and holding some mystery box.

“I was like whoa. You see this guy walking back and forth in front of the car,” said Doi.

In just 18 seconds the crook emptied out $3,000 worth of electronics.

Mike Bender, ex-police officer and auto theft expert, calls it the latest high tech crime tool hitting New York to Los Angeles.

And like police across the country, he doesn’t know exactly what it is.


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