• Category Archives Data Privacy
  • Why We’re Doomed – Idiocy On Display

    This is worth watching folks…
    The WSJ went out and showed people exactly how much of your personal information was available online.
    There were a lot of oh my gosh’s, and a few oh that’s creepy but I didn’t hear one I’m going to kill them all.
    That’s the problem, in a nutshell.
    It actually concerns me was the strongest thing I heard.
    It concerns you?
    Concerns?

    This post was published at Market-Ticker on 2017-06-11.


  • Government Spooks Can Use The Mic And Camera On Trump’s Phone Even When He Thinks It Is Turned Off

    After reading this article you might not ever view your electronic devices the same way again. Last year, Hollywood released a biographical political thriller based on the life of Edward Snowden that had one particularly creepy scene. In that scene, a government spook used a program to remotely activate the microphone and camera on a laptop, and by doing so he was able to watch a woman as she got undressed. Sadly, as you will see below, this kind of thing is happening constantly. Any digital device can potentially be accessed and used to spy on you even if it appears to be turned off. And this is why Donald Trump needs to be so careful right now, because the intelligence community wants to take him down and they can literally use any digital device in his possession to try to gather dirt on him. We have a ‘deep state’ that is absolutely obsessed with watching, tracking and monitoring the American people, and something desperately needs to be done about this unconstitutional surveillance. Now that Trump has become greatly upset about how the government was tapping into his phone calls, maybe something will finally get accomplished.
    In an article that I just published on The Most Important News, I talked about the NSA’s brand new two billion dollar data storage facility in Utah that can store up to five zettabytes of data. Secret ‘electronic monitoring rooms’ embedded within the facilities of major communications companies across the United States send an endless flow of digital information to this facility, and most Americans have no idea that this is even happening. The following comes from Wired…

    This post was published at The Economic Collapse Blog on March 5th, 2017.


  • Reddit Bans Three Alt-Right Forums As Users Blast “Leftist Intolerance”

    In what will undoubtedly be viewed as just another attempt to censor dissenting, conservative political views, Reddit has banned three major ‘alt-right’ subreddits, /r/altright, /r/rightyfriends and /r/alternativeright, this evening for allegedly breaching the company’s content policy restricting the sharing of personal, private information. The so-called ‘Alt-right’ group had roughly 16,000 followers and grew in popularity last summer along with the rise of Donald Trump’s political campaign.
    While Reddit hasn’t yet issued a formal statement on the ban, the following comments were offered up to The Daily Beast:
    ‘Reddit is the proud home to some of the most authentic conversations online,’ a statement provided to The Daily Beast by the company read. ‘We strive to be a welcoming, open platform for all by trusting our users to maintain an environment that cultivates genuine conversation and adheres to our content policy.’
    ‘We are very clear in our site terms of service that posting of personal information can get users banned from Reddit and we ask our communities not to post content that harasses or invites harassment. We have banned r/altright due to repeated violations of the terms of our content policy. There is no single solution to these issues and we are actively engaging with the Reddit community to improve everyone’s experience.’

    This post was published at Zero Hedge on Feb 2, 2017.


  • Britain Passes the Snooper Charter Ending ALL Privacy

    Britain has passed what everyone calls the ‘snooper’s charter’ otherwise known as the Investigatory Powers Bill. This new legislation establishes the legal framework authorizing the government to hack into devices, networks and services in bulk and to create vast databases of personal information on all UK citizens. This is a preliminary step for a movement to impose worldwide taxation on Brits. This is really to hunt money, not terrorism.

    This post was published at Armstrong Economics on Nov 19, 2016.


  • The Turnkey Tyranny Game Plan

    ‘Hence we may learn the lesson that on seizing a state, the usurper should make haste to inflict what injuries he must, at a stroke, that he may not have to renew them daily but be enabled by their discontinuance to reassure men’s minds, and afterward win them over by benefits…. Injuries, therefore, should be inflicted all at once, that their ill savor being less lasting may the less offend; whereas, benefits should be conferred little by little, that so they may be more fully relished.
    – Niccol Machiavelli, The Prince, Book VIII
    Everything is in place. Do you see anything missing?
    Edward Snowden revealed that the NSA collects everything on everyone. Thomas Drake, the former NSA senior official who blew the whistle from inside the organization, proved that it would have been cheaper and more useful to keep only information on suspected terrorists – but Cheney and Obama wanted it all.
    And they got it. Snowden’s in exile and Drake, harassed by the DoJ for four years, lost his job and is now a genius at an Apple Store in Maryland.
    So the fix was in. All that was left was the implementation.
    Why are the most advertised Gold and Silver coins NOT the best way to invest?
    And that was easy. Propelled by fear of Islamic terrorism, a complacent Republican Congress ignored widespread anger and hostility towards the Thought Police after Snowden’s revelation. In order to intensify that fear, Obama has allowed thousands of unscreened Moslems into the country, including an unknown number of covert Jihadist wannabes. In response, fearful Americans will be stampeded into subjection (‘security’) rather than liberty. After all, terrorists cause chaos and tyranny flourishes amid chaos. ‘Never let a crisis go to waste,’ wrote a twenty-first century minor Machiavelli.

    This post was published at Lew Rockwell on October 11, 2016.


  • Big Brother Arrives In Public Schools – Biometric Scanners Track Students Every Move

    The world is disintegrating on every front – politically, environmentally, morally – and for the next generation, the future does not look promising. As we detailed previously, those coming of age today will face some of the greatest obstacles ever encountered by young people.
    They will find themselves overtaxed and struggling to find worthwhile employment in a debt-ridden economy on the brink of implosion. They will be the subjects of a military empire constantly waging war against shadowy enemies and on guard against domestic acts of terrorism, blowback against military occupations in foreign lands. And they will find government agents armed to the teeth ready and able to lock down the country at a moment’s notice. As such, they will find themselves forced to march in lockstep with a government that no longer exists to serve the people but which demands they be obedient slaves or suffer the consequences. And perhaps most crucially, their privacy will be eviscerated by the surveillance state.
    It appears that day is drawing closer as PlanetFreeWill.com’s Joseph Jankowski details, all over the United States, school districts have been implementing biometric identification technology for the purpose of allowing students to purchase lunch with no cash or card, and to track them getting on and off the school bus.
    This technology has many worried that school districts are going to far with collecting personal information on students and are putting their privacy at risk.

    This post was published at Zero Hedge on 05/06/2016.


  • Keiser Report: Debt Slavery (E906)

    The following video was published by RT on Apr 26, 2016
    In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy discuss debt slaves who are under constant surveillance, facing the threat of being thrown into the prison-industrial complex. In the second half, Max interviews Andy Johnson of ClearChat.com about encryption and authentication in a post-Snowden world. They discuss the half-trillion dollars ‘stolen’ from companies annually through hacking, and how his service is among those that can stop that.


  • New Bill to Collect Taxes Outlawing Encryption

    Those in power are simply liars. Why we elect such people is beyond me. We simply cannot afford career politicians because they will ALWAYS divide between themselves and the people. NO REPUBLIC has ever resisted converting into an oligarchy. It just does not work. I reported that Obamaslipped and actually said the truth by mistake. In the case against Apple, he said if they government could not break into a phone then EVERY American had a Swiss Bank Account in their phone. This is not about terrorism. It is the hunt for money and their mismanagement of the economy.

    This post was published at Armstrong Economics on Apr 11, 2016.


  • Apple Wins Against FBI in Drug Case

    The government is demanding Apple to create a program to hack phones under the excuse of ‘terrorism’ as a threat to national security. The FBI in New York ordered Apple to unlock the phone of a local drug dealer, but Apple refused. On Monday, a federal magistrate judge in New York said no. Magistrate Judge James Orenstein denied the FBI’s request as part of the criminal case against Jun Feng, who had already pleaded guilty in October to drug charges. The FBI’s request as part of a drug case clearly shows what they are up to. The government wants to eliminate all encryption for anyone suspected of any crime, which would include taxes.
    Apple is correct. There will be no end in sight if they create hacking software for the government. Once you establish a precedent, then they will apply it to every type of crime right down to just ‘investigating’ if you owe taxes. There need not be any charges. All they would need to do is claim in court that they ‘suspect’ there is a crime. That is how the system works.

    This post was published at Armstrong Economics on Mar 3, 2016.


  • More On CyberSecurity — Beware

    The latest from the cybersecurity (or lack thereof) front…
    Websites have been warned they could be exposed to eavesdroppers, after researchers discovered a new way to disable their encryption protections.
    The experts said about a third of all computer servers using the HTTPS protocol – often represented by a padlock in web browsers – were vulnerable to so-called Drown attacks.
    They warn that passwords, credit card numbers, emails and sensitive documents could all be stolen as a consequence.
    I had an associate ping me on this one yesterday and I replied with a couple of short, curt words: No SSLv2.
    Some background is in order.
    SSLv2 is an old and obsolete protocol. Old isn’t necessarily bad but obsolete is if the reason it’s obsolete is that it’s weak. In this case that’s where the facts lie; SSLv2 has numerous unfixable security problems and this has been known for a quite-long time — close to 10 years now.
    In other words there’s nothing out there in the world that should have this particular flaw enabled and exploitable in the world of today. But there is, and it’s because of laziness that this problem exists.

    This post was published at Market-Ticker on 2016-03-02.


  • 5 Signs Of America’s Decaying Society

    While Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning and John Kiriakou are vilified for revealing vital information about spying and bombing and torture, a man who conspired with Goldman Sachs to make billions of dollars on the planned failure of subprime mortgages was honored by New York University for his “Outstanding Contributions to Society.”
    This is one example of the distorted thinking leading to the demise of a once-vibrant American society. There are other signs of decay:
    1. A House Bill Would View Corporate Crimes as ‘Honest Mistakes’
    Wealthy conservatives are pushing a bill that would excuse corporate leaders from financial fraud, environmental pollution, and other crimes that America’s greatest criminals deem simply reckless or negligent. The Heritage Foundation attempts to rationalize, saying “someone who simply has an accident by being slightly careless can hardly be said to have acted with a ‘guilty mind.’”

    This post was published at Zero Hedge on 11/23/2015.


  • It is Time to Knock off the Bullshit About Surveillance for Terrorism

    The worldwide collection of phone calls, emails, text messages and our total loss of privacy is all about taxes – NOT terrorism. With all this power and the demand that encryption be outlawed, not any of this surveillance has stopped one terrorist act. There was the Boston bombers, two kids using cell phones. They didn’t catch that either. Then there was the two guys dressing up as women who attacked the NSA itself. They didn’t know about that. Then Charlie Hebdo, that too was a surprise. Now we have an all out assault on civilians in Paris carried out by 3 suicide squads and again they were clueless. This surveillance does not work because they are really monitoring the people for taxes or they would not be storing everything forever.

    This post was published at Armstrong Economics on November 15, 2015.


  • The Loss of All Liberty Is Coming Faster Than You Imagined

    UK Prime Minister David Cameron reflects the serious problem we have with politicians. Politicians have ZERO respect for our human rights for they only think about how they are going to raid our wealth to pay for their families and retirements at our expense. Cameron actually asked, ‘In our country, do we want to allow a means of communication we cannot read? My answer to that question is: ‘No, we must not’.’
    These people are highly dangerous. They only see government as the solution and do not grasp that we have rights. Government wants to eliminate all encryption because they are hunting money. You have a 1000 times greater chance of dying in a car crash than by a terrorist. They use terrorism as the great excuse to collect everything we do.

    This post was published at Armstrong Economics on October 16, 2015.


  • Here’s What We’ll Try – And What Will Fail – Next

    The UK’s Guardian newspaper, of Edward Snowden leaks fame, just published a good overview of the world’s recent financial missteps titled The world economic order is collapsing and this time there seems no way out.
    Some excerpts:
    The heart of the economic disorder is a world financial system that has gone rogue. Global banks now make profits to a extraordinary degree from doing business with each other. As a result, banking’s power to create money out of nothing has been taken to a whole new level.
    The emergence of a global banking system means central banks are much less able to monitor and control what is going on. And because few countries now limit capital flows, in part because they want access to potential credit, cash generated out of nothing can be lent in countries where the economic prospects look superficially good. This provokes floods of credit, rather like the movements of refugees.

    This post was published at DollarCollapse on October 11, 2015.


  • Walker’s Gambit To Remain Relevant

    Scott Walker, the Wisconsin Governor who is struggling to remain relevant in the Republican Presidential process, unveiled a fusillade at federal employment unions:
    At a town hall meeting in Las Vegas, Walker will propose eliminating unions for employees of the federal government, making all workplaces right-to-work unless individual states vote otherwise, scrapping the federal agency that oversees unfair labor practices and making it more difficult for unions to organize.
    This is actually a very good proposal, but I don’t think it has much of a chance of either reviving his Presidential bid or getting passed.
    I have no quarrel with private-sector unions provided that the employer can “fire collectively” just as the union can bargain collectively, with one proviso: No union may compel membership nor may it have access to personal information held by the company without the explicit and voluntary approval of each employee.

    This post was published at Market-Ticker on 2015-09-15.


  • The Economy Is Continually Showing Signs Of Collapsing – Episode 762a

    The following video was published by X22Report on Sep 10, 2015
    Greek unemployment increases. There are now more government workers employed than manufacturing workers in the US. US retail declines as retail continues to contract. Macy’s is now closing 35-40 stores. Puerto Rico is collapsing they will run out of cash soon. Baltic Dry Index drops again. The Stock Market is fluctuating up and down, this is what we have seen right before a crash. The economy is continually showing signs everywhere that the economy is about to crash. The FBI and Government are pushing for access and to do away with encryption.22% of Obamacare enrollees have now dropped their insurance.


  • Your Smartphone Is A Target

    Note the company missing from these discussions thus far.….
    Following news that iOS devices are at risk of spyware related to the Hacking Team, the saga continues into the Android sphere. We found that among the leaked files is the code for Hacking Team’s open-source malware suite RCSAndroid (Remote Control System Android), which was sold by the company as a tool for monitoring targets.
    The RCSAndroid code can be considered one of the most professionally developed and sophisticated Android malware ever exposed. The leak of its code provides cybercriminals with a new weaponized resource for enhancing their surveillance operations.
    These are extremely dangerous tools and once on your device it is nearly impossible to know they’re present. Worse, they subvert virtually all of your so-called “good practices” (such as not using crappy 4-digit passwords) since they have access directly to the device’s storage, where it is able to get at passwords themselves for things such as your social media and email accounts. Even if the remote site uses something like OATH that doesn’t help as that credential is on the device, as good as a password, and can be stolen.

    This post was published at Market-Ticker on July 22, 2015.


  • Heh iDiots: You Believed The Lies…

    Apple has made a lot of hay over the years claiming they have “no interest” in selling your personal information, which is one of their arguments in the war with Google (which makes no such claim and in fact their entire business is centered around learning as much as it can about you so it can monetize that.)
    Well.…..
    In a patent application filed today, Apple proposes a new e-commerce system that uses a mobile phone to deliver targeted ads to users based on what they can actually afford. This new patent comes on the heels of another recent in-development project for creating and tracking ads – and the Apple users who look at them – based on social media content that goes viral.

    This post was published at Market-Ticker on July 19, 2015.


  • Heh iD###s: You Believed The Lies…

    Apple has made a lot of hay over the years claiming they have “no interest” in selling your personal information, which is one of their arguments in the war with Google (which makes no such claim and in fact their entire business is centered around learning as much as it can about you so it can monetize that.)
    Well.…..
    In a patent application filed today, Apple proposes a new e-commerce system that uses a mobile phone to deliver targeted ads to users based on what they can actually afford. This new patent comes on the heels of another recent in-development project for creating and tracking ads – and the Apple users who look at them – based on social media content that goes viral.

    This post was published at Market-Ticker on 2015-07-19.


  • UK to Ban WhatsApp Messaging Service

    The UK is ready to ban WhatsApp thanks to the Investigatory Powers Bill, also known as ‘Snoopers Charter’. This new act will allow the government to ban instant messaging apps that refuse to remove end-to-end encryption. The British want to peek at what everyone is doing for taxes. They already have signs all over stating they are hunting tax evaders.
    Prime Minister David Cameron, Mr. Conservative, is keen to press ahead with the new legislation. It has NOTHING to do with terrorists. This is all about taxes.

    This post was published at Armstrong Economics on July 11, 2015.