Smart TVs Caught Sending Sensitive User Data To Facebook And Netflix

Smart TVs Caught Sending Sensitive User Data To Facebook And Netflix By Tyler Durden A study by researchers from Northeastern University and Imperial College London found that many popular smart TV models, including models by Samsung and LG, as well as streaming dongles Roku and Amazon FireTV, are leaking sensitive user data to advertisers. The models listed above would share data like location and IP address with Netflix, Facebook and third-party advertisers, according to the FT. Just when social media companies were starting to modify their data collection practices to…

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Update on CA Family Kicked Off YouTube for Fighting Verizon 5G Cell Tower 45 Feet From Their Home

Update on CA Family Kicked Off YouTube for Fighting Verizon 5G Cell Tower 45 Feet From Their Home By B.N. Frank Activist Post has been reporting about the Sacramento family trying to get Verizon to remove the 5G small cell tower next to their home.  Other residents also aren’t happy about 5G AND 4G small cells installed throughout their community so the city council paid for a long-time industry funded expert, Jerrold Bushberg, to appease residents at a special “safety” meeting.  Here’s Jerrold in this Cellular One promotional video from…

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Same Sh*t Different Day — Internet of Things Warnings from Security Experts Include Hacking, Death, etc.

Same Sh*t Different Day — Internet of Things Warnings from Security Experts Include Hacking, Death, etc. By B.N. Frank Whether they know ahead of time or not, people who install Internet of Things (IoT) technology in their homes are choosing to live dangerously. Unfortunately, government mandated widespread 5G and IoT technology installation forces us all to live dangerously. Security experts have been warning about IoT for many years now.  It has a 74% failure rate.  Trying to fix this seems impossible. The human race has managed to exist up to…

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Musicians Team Up With Fans And Fight For The Future To Ban Facial Recognition Technology At Concerts

Musicians Team Up With Fans And Fight For The Future To Ban Facial Recognition Technology At Concerts By Aaron Kesel Several musicians and festivals are coming together to call to an end to concert promoters using facial recognition at venues and music festivals, Vice News reported. Last year Live Nation announced it would begin deploying facial recognition at its concerts. The event organizer stated they would start having customers walk past facial recognition cameras instead of presenting their tickets, a horrifying first step for indoctrinating the public towards using the…

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State AGs Unveil Sweeping Antitrust Probe Against Google On Steps Of The Supreme Court

State AGs Unveil Sweeping Antitrust Probe Against Google On Steps Of The Supreme Court By Tyler Durden In the latest legal push that could ultimately result in the break-up of one of the world’s largest tech firms, a bipartisan group of more than 40 state attorneys general, led by Texas’s Ken Paxton, will unveil a sweeping antitrust investigation against Google parent, Alphabet Inc. The antitrust investigation, which was previewed late last week in a leak to the Wall Street Journal, aims to hold Alphabet accountable for the extreme concentration in…

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Zao’s Deepfake Face-swapping App Shows Uploading Your Photos is Riskier Than Ever

Zao’s Deepfake Face-swapping App Shows Uploading Your Photos is Riskier Than Ever By Alexandros Antoniou, University of Essex The latest photo app craze can make you look like a movie star. Zao uses artificial intelligence to replace the faces of characters in film or TV clips with images of anyone whose photo you upload to the app. The effect is startlingly realistic and shows just how far this sort of “deepfake” technology has come. But it also highlights how great the risks have become of making your photos available online…

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EU Antitrust Chief: “Google And Facebook Are Sucking Up Data From Every Corner”

EU Antitrust Chief: “Google And Facebook Are Sucking Up Data From Every Corner” By Tyler Durden This is the full transcript of speech delivered by Margrethe Vestager, the European Union Antitrust Chief, held at the Business Forum of the German Ambassadors’ Conference, Berlin, 27 August 2019: Ladies and gentlemen, It’s a great pleasure, and an honour, to be here with you today. I want to thank Heiko Maas for those kind words, and for inviting me to join you. I’m especially glad to have the chance to meet with you, who represent Germany’s…

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NRDC and American Tribal Groups’ Update on Cell Tower Lawsuits, The FCC, and Why You Should Care About 5G

NRDC and American Tribal Groups’ Update on Cell Tower Lawsuits, The FCC, and Why You Should Care About 5G By B.N. Frank The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is supposed to protect the public by regulating the Telecom Industry.  Instead they have a long history of protecting the telecom industry at the public’s expense (see 1, 2).  This has become way scarier due to the “Race for 5G” which involves installing hundreds of thousands (maybe millions) of small cells in front of homes and everywhere else. The Telecom Industry gave congressional…

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People Already Hurting From 5G in Geneva, Switzerland

People Already Hurting From 5G in Geneva, Switzerland By B.N. Frank The Telecom Industry gave U.S. congressional testimony in February that they have no scientific evidence that exposure to 5G technology is safe.  Plenty of research indicates that it isn’t (see 1, 2, 3). In 2017, Swiss doctor Bertrand Buchs launched a petition asking for a moratorium on installation and many doctors and scientists have already signed it. Worldwide opposition to 5G is growing and includes individuals and organizations concerned about other issues associated with this technology in addition to…

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Facebook Paid Contractors Like Amazon And Apple To Listen To Your Conversations — Code Named PRISM

Facebook Paid Contractors Like Amazon And Apple To Listen To Your Conversations — Code Named PRISM By Aaron Kesel In another Facebook scandal of the year, the company has been accused of paying hundreds of outside contractors to transcribe clips of audio from users of its services, Yahoo News reported. The work has rattled the contract employees, who are not told where the audio was recorded or how it was obtained — only to transcribe it, said the people, who requested anonymity for fear of losing their jobs. They’re hearing…

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