Archive For The “Privacy” Category
A copy of a text message Mr. Raniere sent to a female follower indicates that he knew women were being branded and that the symbol’s design incorporated his initials.
“Not initially intended as my initials but they rearranged it slightly for tribute,” Mr. Raniere wrote, (“if it were abraham lincolns or bill gates initials no one would care.)”
Boaz Dolev, CEO of ClearSky Cybersecurity, who was in charge of the security of Israeli government computer networks for thirteen years, said “there is an assumption in the cyber industry that many leading security companies in different countries cooperate with their governments. But what has been reported, that the internal search engine of the Kaspersky product was being used for targeted espionage in users’ computers, is breaking all the red lines.”
The response of the Convention of States Project is troubling. “It’s called a ‘Clarification Clause,’ Rick, and that’s very much on the agenda of any number of the study groups that are currently being conducted around the country composed of COS Project advocates and their state legislators.” (Emphasis added.) In other words, it is very much on the agenda of the COS to alter the wording of the Second Amendment, in order to “clarify” its language for how they want it to read now.
“Now that Google, Facebook, Amazon have become world dominators, the questions of the hour are, can the public be convinced to see Silicon Valley as the wrecking ball that it is? And do we still have the regulatory tools and social cohesion to restrain the monopolists before they smash the foundations of our society?“
What would a honeymoon be without an inquisitive innkeeper…
How anonymous are you? Google knows what you’re looking for. Facebook knows what you like. The CIA knows how to use your TV/Smartphone to spy on you. Your communications are being monitored 24X7. You are being manipulated 24X7. You are being tracked 24X7.
Over the past year, at least a dozen employees in another branch of the Treasury Department, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, have warned officials and Congress that US citizens’ and residents’ banking and financial data has been illegally searched and stored. And the breach, some sources said, extended to other intelligence agencies, such as the National Security Agency, whose officers used the Treasury’s intelligence division as an illegal back door to gain access to American citizens’ financial records. The NSA said that any allegations that it “is operating outside of its authorities and knowingly violating U.S. persons’ privacy and civil liberties is categorically false.”
“That’s the first and one of the most important details: anonymity is not retroactive. Which means, if you know what you are doing, you are going to become anonymous from one point and only from that point that “property” of your identity will be valid.
Before that point in time, you might as well have streamed a live recording of your whole life. Being anonymous basically works as follows: there are certain countries that assign an ID number to all its citizens, so every person born in it can be reduced on paper to that number. If we remove that ID, we are left with all the other details (hair color, height, etc) that aren’t unique, but combine them and you’ll have what we might call a pseudo-ID. Which is quite close to be as good as the actual ID number.”
The government says no:
All we are asking for is that the government not force us to promote messages against our convictions. Everyone should have that freedom.
Nobody wants our intel agencies to be used like the Stasi in East Germany; the secret police spying on its own citizens for political purposes. The prospect of our own NSA, CIA and FBI becoming politically weaponized has been shrouded by untruths, accusations and justifications.You’ll recall DNI Clapper falsely assured Congress in 2013 that the NSA was not collecting “any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans.”Intel agencies secretly monitored conversations of members of Congress while the Obama administration negotiated the Iran nuclear deal.In 2014, the CIA got caught spying on Senate Intelligence Committee staffers, though CIA Director John Brennan had explicitly denied that.There were also wiretaps on then-Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) in 2011 under Obama. The same happened under President George W. Bush to former Congresswoman Jane Harman (D-Calif.).Journalists have been targeted, too.