The European Union May Ban Facial Recognition For 5-Year Review Of Tech

The European Union May Ban Facial Recognition For 5-Year Review Of Tech By Aaron Kesel The European Union is considering banning facial recognition technology which has raised massive privacy concerns over the years since its inception, risking us walking into George Orwell’s nightmare 1984. The European Commission is considering a ban on all facial recognition technology in public places for three to five years, the BBC reported. The Commission  hopes to examine the technology during these years with “a sound methodology for assessing the impacts of this technology and possible…

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Top Apps Invade User Privacy By Collecting and Sharing Personal Data, New Report Finds

Top Apps Invade User Privacy By Collecting and Sharing Personal Data, New Report Finds By Christoph Schmon A new year often starts with good resolutions. Some resolve to change a certain habit, others resolve to abandon an undesired trait. Mobile app makers, too, claim to have user behavior and their preferences at their heart. From dating to health to music, their promise is to add convenience to consumers’ lives or to offer support when needed. The bad news is that the ecosystem of the underlying ad tech industry has not…

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Cities, Towns, Councils and Countries That Have Taken Action Against or Banned 5G. Is Yours One of Them?

Cities, Towns, Councils and Countries That Have Taken Action Against or Banned 5G. Is Yours One of Them? By B.N. Frank People and animals have been getting sick where 5G has been installed and turned on (see 1, 2, 3, 4).  Lawsuits, opposition, requests for moratoriums (see 1, 2) and warnings regarding the technology increase daily.  Telecom companies have still offered no scientific evidence that it’s safe.  Unfortunately, none of this has stopped installation everywhere. Thanks to both Global Research and Smombie Gate for providing chronological running lists of action…

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Researchers Reveal 11 New 5G Vulnerabilities

Researchers Reveal 11 New 5G Vulnerabilities By B.N. Frank Opposition to 5G is worldwide and for many reasons in addition to biological and environmental risks (see 1, 2). Lawsuits have been filed (see 1, 2, 3, 4).  Experts (including from the U.S. Department of Defense) have been warning about very serious problems with the technology (see 1, 2, 3) including cybersecurity vulnerabilities which could lead to undesirable AND catastrophic results. From Purdue University: At the Association for Computing Machinery’s Conference on Computer and Communications Security in London, researchers are presenting…

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Estimated 15,000 Small Cell Towers Already Installed by Telecoms for 5G in Six Major Cities

Estimated 15,000 Small Cell Towers Already Installed by Telecoms for 5G in Six Major Cities By B.N. Frank Opposition to 5G is worldwide.  Multiple lawsuits have already been filed about it in the U.S. (see 1, 2, 3, 4).  Doctors, scientists, engineers and public advocates have asked President Trump for a moratorium on 5G.  Expert warnings include more than biological and environmental risks (see 1, 2, 3, 4).  People and animals have been getting sick where it’s been turned on (see 1, 2, 3, 4). Telecom companies have admitted they…

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Smart Home Tech, Police, and Your Privacy: Year in Review 2019

Smart Home Tech, Police, and Your Privacy: Year in Review 2019 By Matthew Guariglia If 2019 confirmed anything, it is that we should not trust the microphones and cameras that large corporations sell us to put inside and near our homes. Thanks to the due diligence of reporters, public records requesters, and privacy researchers and activists, consumers have been learning more and more about how these “smart” home technologies can be hacked, exploited, or utilized by the police and other law enforcement agencies. Because many technologies that record audio and…

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This Story on Smartphone Tracking is the “Most Important Article You Should Read Today. Period.”

This Story on Smartphone Tracking is the “Most Important Article You Should Read Today. Period.” By Jessica Corbett The New York Times on Thursday sparked calls for congressional action by publishing the first article in its “One Nation, Tracked” series, an investigation into cellphone tracking based on a data set with over 50 billion location pings from the devices of more than 12 million people in the United States. The data, from 2016 and 2017, “was provided to Times Opinion by sources who asked to remain anonymous because they were not authorized…

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Ring Throws Customers Under the Bus After Data Breach

Ring Throws Customers Under the Bus After Data Breach By Cooper Quintin and Bill Budington Just a week after hackers broke into a Ring camera in a child’s bedroom, taunting the child and sparking serious concerns about the company’s security practices, Buzzfeed News is reporting that over 3,600 Ring owners’ email addresses, passwords, camera locations, and camera names were dumped online. This includes cameras recording private spaces inside homes. This stunning new leak could potentially provide criminals and stalkers with access to view live video feeds from inside and around…

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Secret Deep State Demands: The FBI Wants Consumers’ Credit Data

Secret Deep State Demands: The FBI Wants Consumers’ Credit Data By Mac Slavo The Federal Bureau of Investigation has secretly demanded access to a whole bunch of consumer credit information and data. Recently revealed documents prove that the FBI wants access to troves of financial information from the nation’s largest credit agencies. According to a report by Tech Crunch, this is a regular thing for the FBI.  The government agency regularly uses these legal powers (known as national security letters) to compel credit giants to turn over non-content information, such…

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Opposition Led to Kalamata, Greece Joining Other European Cities in Suspending 5G Deployment

Opposition Led to Kalamata, Greece Joining Other European Cities in Suspending 5G Deployment By B.N. Frank Since June 2017 hundreds of doctors and scientists have signed moratoriums to stop 5G deployment in the U.S., worldwide as well as in space. Kudos to the people of Kalamata for joining residents of Laois County, Ireland and Devonshire, UK in stopping this insanity in their communities. From Environmental Health Trust: Greece: The Kalamata City Council decided not to continue the 5G pilot program after a three hour debate. “The City decided not to…

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