‘Tis the Season for Phishing Scams: Here’s How to Spot Them

‘Tis the Season for Phishing Scams: Here’s How to Spot Them By Sandra D. Lane It seems like phishing emails are doubling up this holiday season, or maybe I’m just getting more than I’m used to. Whatever the case, they’re in full swing and are out to get our hard-earned money as fast as they possibly can. Phishing emails come in the form of an email (naturally) asking you to click on a link in order to update information. It’s called ‘phishing’ because it’s fake, as opposed to the real…

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U.S. Lawmakers Demand Amazon Disclose How Ring Stores Data

U.S. Lawmakers Demand Amazon Disclose How Ring Stores Data By Aaron Kesel U.S. lawmakers are demanding that Amazon tell them more about how Ring, Amazon’s surveillance network, is protecting consumer data. They cited the potential for the sensitive footage “detailing the lives of millions of Americans” to fall into the hands of hackers and foreign spies. On Wednesday, five Democratic lawmakers made their concerns public about potential security vulnerabilities in Ring’s systems and the sharing of Americans’ home security footage with research and development teams on foreign soil in a…

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State Fines Company $10,000 for Not Having a Permit to Help the Blind and Elderly Get Ubers

State Fines Company $10,000 for Not Having a Permit to Help the Blind and Elderly Get Ubers By Matt Agorist In the Land of the Free, if you do not pay the State before you attempt to sell a product or service to a willing customer, you can and will be extorted, kidnapped and caged, with extreme prejudice. As the following case illustrates, even if this service helps those who cannot help themselves, you can still be subject to the State’s wrath. Uber and Lyft are two paradigm-shifting companies whose…

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Google Faces Antitrust Probes By 50 States And DOJ — Use Presearch

Google Faces Antitrust Probes By 50 States And DOJ — Use Presearch By Aaron Kesel Google is facing an antitrust violation investigation into its practices of its search and Android software in all 48 states, Puerto Rico and Washington DC by their respective attorneys general, CNBC reported. The states investigating Google are preparing to expand their antitrust probe beyond the company’s advertising business to its search and Android businesses. The attorneys general will write up subpoenas known as civil investigative demands, or CIDs, to support the ongoing investigation into Google’s…

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Facebook App Is Secretly Accessing iPhone Users’ Camera

Facebook App Is Secretly Accessing iPhone Users’ Camera By Mac Slavo While unsuspecting iPhone users read their daily dose of mainstream media news, the Facebook app is secretly accessing the camera on their smartphones. But Facebook says not to worry: it’s only a bug… Users, however, are rightly concerned that Facebook is recording them as they use the app. Unlike on Apple’s computers, there is no indicator when an app is accessing the camera, so it is possible for an app to do so in secret, as reported by The…

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Google Has Its Eyes On Our Health and Banking Data — Project Nightingale and Project Cache

Google Has Its Eyes On Our Health and Banking Data — Project Nightingale and Project Cache By Aaron Kesel There has been serious backlash against Google for hoarding health data of 50 million Americans through Project Nightingale. The once social media giant is now shifting focus from just a search engine and video platform with its subsidiary YouTube, to a megalithic corporation seeking to monopolize our daily lives in not only health and technology but banking as well, CNBC reported. Whistleblower: Google Wants To Enter Healthcare Google is partnered with…

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New Home “Amazon Experience Centers” Are Really Amazon Home Surveillance Centers

New Home “Amazon Experience Centers” Are Really Amazon Home Surveillance Centers By MassPrivateI For those of you who miss the good old days when government spies used to bug people’s homes, I give you “Amazon Experience Centers”: new homes pre-equipped with a mind-boggling array of listening devices. Amazon’s ‘Experience Centers’ tagline, “Try smart home devices in person and see how Amazon can simplify your everyday” is less about simplification and more about home surveillance. As NPR notes, builders like Lennar Homes have pre-installed Amazon smart devices in at least 45,000 new…

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Onerous Loan Terms Are Crippling Already Broke Subprime Auto Buyers

Onerous Loan Terms Are Crippling Already Broke Subprime Auto Buyers By Tyler Durden As the bubble in subprime auto continues to grow bigger – even at the same time the auto industry is mired in recession – terms on new loans for new buyers continue to get more burdensome for already broke consumers.  In fact, many people are piling on debt to their auto loans that far exceeds the car’s value, according to the Wall Street Journal. Like homeowners during the financial crisis, this leaves many people with negative equity…

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China Working on 6G Despite Opposition and Lawsuits Against 5G Increasing Worldwide

China Working on 6G Despite Opposition and Lawsuits Against 5G Increasing Worldwide By B.N. Frank The lawsuits and opposition regarding the “Race for 5G” and forced widespread small cell installation are not going away (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22). According to many respected sources, 5G is too risky (see 1, 2, 3).  In fact, telecom companies have provided NO scientific evidence that 5G is biologically or environmentally safe.  People and their pets…

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New Kentucky Governor Stopped Utility “Smart” Meter Rollout When He Was Attorney General. Why All Elected Officials Should.

New Kentucky Governor Stopped Utility “Smart” Meter Rollout When He Was Attorney General. Why All Elected Officials Should. By B.N. Frank Tens of millions of utility “Smart” Meters have been installed in the U.S. and worldwide so it’s likely that they have been installed on your home and throughout your community. These meters are so problematic that many elected officials have taken action against them (see 1, 2) including newly elected Kentucky Governor, Andy Beshear.  He put the kibosh on their continued deployment while he was Attorney General. From AARP…

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