FaceApp Now Owns Access To More Than 150 Million People’s Faces And Names, And Users Are Angry

FaceApp Now Owns Access To More Than 150 Million People’s Faces And Names, And Users Are Angry By Amanda Froelich Before you download an app or a PDF, do you read the Terms and Conditions? If not, you may be unintentionally signing up for trouble, like millions of users have after agreeing to the Terms of Service of FaceApp. The viral app allows people to change facial expressions, looks, and their age. But in exchange, the company owns all the rights to the images.  Since its launch, more than 100…

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EFF Sues AT&T, Data Aggregators For Giving Bounty Hunters and Other Third Parties Access to Customers’ Real-Time Locations

EFF Sues AT&T, Data Aggregators For Giving Bounty Hunters and Other Third Parties Access to Customers’ Real-Time Locations SAN FRANCISCO — The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP filed a class action lawsuit today on behalf of AT&T customers in California to stop the telecom giant and two data location aggregators from allowing numerous entities—including bounty hunters, car dealerships, landlords, and stalkers—to access wireless customers’ real-time locations without authorization. An investigation by Motherboard earlier this year revealed that any cellphone user’s precise, real-time location…

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5G is Making Phones and Modems Overheat, Bugs Overheat and People Sweat. How Not Cool Is That?

5G is Making Phones and Modems Overheat, Bugs Overheat and People Sweat. How Not Cool Is That? By B.N. Frank The telecom industry has provided NO scientific evidence that 5G is safe and plenty of research has proven it isn’t (see 1, 2).  In fact, exposure can cause body temperatures to rise in both bugs and humans who may also sweat profusely from it.  (Ew.) Now we’re hearing that overheating doesn’t just apply to living beings.  Oh the irony… From Ars Technica: Hands-on report says “persistent overheating” issues plague 5G…

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5G’s “Day Of Crisis Science” Recognition – Saturday, July 27, 2019

5G’s “Day Of Crisis Science” Recognition – Saturday, July 27, 2019 By Catherine J. Frompovich Together, we’re calling on wireless companies (Verizon, Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile) and their sub-contractors (Crown Castle, ExteNet Systems and other antenna installers) to suspend the deployment of small cell wireless antennas near places where people live, work and play until such time as chronic, low level exposure to radio-frequency (RF) microwave radiation can be proven safe for everyone. Source: 5G Crisishttps://www.5gcrisis.com/find-a-group According to an email I received from 5G ! Crisis, a project of Americans for Responsible Technology, On…

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Google Admits “Home” Smart Device Is Listening To Your Recorded Audio

Google Admits “Home” Smart Device Is Listening To Your Recorded Audio By John Vibes As smart devices have become ubiquitous in our lives, people are becoming increasingly concerned about the privacy implications of the technology. In the past, tech companies like Google have insisted that their smart devices are not a threat to your privacy, but as it becomes more obvious how intrusive this technology can be, they have started to play damage control and are now revealing limited details about the scope of their surveillance. In a recent statement,…

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“Alexa, How Do We Subvert Big Tech’s Orwellian Internet-of-Things Surveillance?”

“Alexa, How Do We Subvert Big Tech’s Orwellian Internet-of-Things Surveillance?” By Charles Hugh Smith Convenience is the sales pitch, but the real goal is control in service of maximizing profits and extending state power. When every device in your life is connected to the Internet (the Internet of Things), your refrigerator will schedule an oil change for your car–or something like that–and it will be amazingly wunnerful. You’ll be able to lower the temperature of your home office while you’re stuck in a traffic jam, while your fridge orders another jar of…

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Who Should You Believe About Health Risks from Cell Towers: Firefighters, Insurance Companies, Telecoms, Kevin Costner?

Who Should You Believe About Health Risks from Cell Towers: Firefighters, Insurance Companies, Telecoms, Kevin Costner? By B.N. Frank Since 2004, the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) has opposed the use of their stations for cell towers and antennas due to health risks to personnel.  Their website includes many pages of research including a study done on firefighters themselves. Since at least 2014, telecom companies have been warning investors that eventually they may be held liable and have to pay large settlements because of harm caused by their products and…

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Amazon CEO Confirms They Automatically Store Alexa Recordings Indefinitely

Amazon CEO Confirms They Automatically Store Alexa Recordings Indefinitely By Mayukh Saha Delaware senator Chris Coons had sent a questionnaire to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in May. He had inquired how Amazon utilizes and retains data from the voice assistant device Alexa. Bezos has now confirmed that the recordings on the device and their transcripts never expire automatically. CNET first reported Amazon’s reply to Coons and it confirms that data is retained until the customer deletes them personally. Not just Amazon, third parties also have access to your voice recordings…

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Everyone’s Got a “Surveillance Score” and It Can Cost You BIG Money

Everyone’s Got a “Surveillance Score” and It Can Cost You BIG Money By Dagny Taggart In these Orwellian times, when it is revealed that yet another government agency is spying on us in yet another way, most of us aren’t one bit surprised. Being surveilled nearly everywhere we go (and even in our own homes) has become the norm, unfortunately. Yesterday, it was revealed that the NSA improperly collected Americans’ call and text logs in November 2017 and in February and October 2018 – just months after the agency claimed…

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Consumers Comments Requested By ATSDR Regarding Glyphosate Toxicology Contamination In Food, Water & Air Due July 8, 2019

Consumers Comments Requested By ATSDR Regarding Glyphosate Toxicology Contamination In Food, Water & Air Due July 8, 2019 By Catherine J. Frompovich The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) has gone out of its way, and even ‘fallen all over itself’ in trying to present a somewhat balanced 257-page report regarding the agricultural herbicide glyphosate for the purpose of soliciting consumer public comment by July 8, 2019, the due date. GlyphosateIUPAC name: N-(phosphonomethyl)glycine) is a broad-spectrum systemic herbicide and crop desiccant. It is an organophosphorus compound, specifically a…

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