Change Your Phone Settings So Apple, Google Can’t Track Your Movements

Change Your Phone Settings So Apple, Google Can’t Track Your Movements By Jen King, Stanford University Technology companies have been pummeled by revelations about how poorly they protect their customers’ personal information, including an in-depth New York Times report detailing the ability of smartphone apps to track users’ locations. Some companies, most notably Apple, have begun promoting the fact that they sell products and services that safeguard consumer privacy. Smartphone users are never asked explicitly if they want to be tracked every moment of each day. But cellular companies, smartphone…

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“Internet of Roads” — Colorado Goes All-in With Increased Radiation and Surveillance

“Internet of Roads” — Colorado Goes All-in With Increased Radiation and Surveillance By Kevin Samson Evidently, a test run for smart pavement in Colorado that I reported on back in May 2018 was successful enough to give it the all systems go. A plan to turn a portion of Interstate 70 into a roadway where cars communicate with street lights, signs and other internet-connected things just tripled to more than 500 miles. Colorado’s “internet of roads” project will now extend to highways that reach from Pueblo to Wyoming, and Sterling…

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Research: Growing Epidemic of Tech-Related Sleep Disruption Includes Americans Who Text in Their Sleep

Research: Growing Epidemic of Tech-Related Sleep Disruption Includes Americans Who Text in Their Sleep By B.N. Frank The media has many times already reported doctors’ warnings  about sleeping with cell phones (and other wireless device) nearby – especially ones that are plugged in.  24/7 exposure to harmful radiation and other sources of Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) and Electrical Pollution (aka Electrosmog) isn’t healthy.  Research proves it can also cause sleep issues. New research reveals that sleep texting is on the rise in adolescents and college students and  that this is not…

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“Selfie Wrist,” “Text Neck,” Screen Addiction, Macular Degeneration and Blindness, Insomnia, Anxiety, Brain Cancer and Tumors – Ain’t Smart Phones Grand.

“Selfie Wrist,” “Text Neck,” Screen Addiction, Macular Degeneration and Blindness, Insomnia, Anxiety, Brain Cancer and Tumors – Ain’t Smart Phones Grand. By B.N. Frank “Selfies” have become so popular that in 2014 they actually received their own “National Selfie Day.”  Unfortunately, “Selfie Wrist” – injuries sustained by taking too many selfies – came along with it.  Increasing reports of “Selfie Wrist” are making the rounds again just a few months after Kim Kardashian-West was diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome and ordered to stop taking them of herself.  Fortunately Mrs. Kardashian-West…

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China Tracks Workers’ Brains; Now Tracking Children With “Smart” Tech Uniforms

China Tracks Workers’ Brains; Now Tracking Children With “Smart” Tech Uniforms By Nicholas West If there is any country on Earth that is most emblematic of the rising governance model that is Technocracy, it is China.  The many pieces to this structure have included much of what we see emerging in the U.S. with pervasive surveillance, biometrics and a notion of protecting the public by instituting pre-crime algorithms in police departments and travel. So, in many ways, China is the very large canary in the coal mine for anyone who…

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Latest Amazon Privacy Invasion Granted User Access to 1,700 Audio Files From Another Account

Latest Amazon Privacy Invasion Granted User Access to 1,700 Audio Files From Another Account By Nicholas West Artificial intelligence is not in full control just yet. Lurking behind the algorithms contained in Amazon’s smart home tech device, Alexa, are humans capable of making mistakes. One user in Germany found out the hard way according to a new report by Reuters. The customer had asked to listen back to recordings of his own activities made by Alexa but he was also able to access 1,700 audio files from a stranger when…

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Current FCC “Safety” Guidelines Were Written “When Cell Phones Were The Size of a Brick.” They Don’t Apply to 5G or Other Newer Tech.

Current FCC “Safety” Guidelines Were Written “When Cell Phones Were The Size of a Brick.” They Don’t Apply to 5G or Other Newer Tech. By B.N. Frank Current U.S. “safety” guidelines were written over 20 years ago when “a cell phone was the size of a brick and there was no Wi-Fi at the coffee shop” so they don’t apply to how we use and are exposed to technology today.  Maybe that’s why – for many years already – Silicon Valley parents have been limiting their own kids’ use and…

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Five Things NOT To Gift To A Loved One This Holiday Season If You Have A Heart Or A Brain (Or A Soul)

Five Things NOT To Gift To A Loved One This Holiday Season If You Have A Heart Or A Brain (Or A Soul) By Patricia Burke If you or you loved one have a heart and a brain, including your dog, cat, gerbil, mouse, gecko, or parrot, there are a number of reasons why you might not want to give a wireless or surveillance-capable gift this year. Making a Mouse Through Better Chemistry? My high school chemistry teacher, Mr. Plati, was part scientist and part entertainer. The first day of…

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Police Use Facial Recognition Doorbells To Create Private Watchlist Networks

Police Use Facial Recognition Doorbells To Create Private Watchlist Networks By MassPrivateI Earlier this year, I reported that Amazon’s spying Ring doorbells are being installed everywhere and how everyone’s privacy is at stake. But a recent CNN article revealed that Amazon wants to turn homeowners’ doorbells into facial recognition devices using their Rekogntion software. An Amazon patent application which was made public on the United States Patent and Trademark Office website, describes how a network of cameras could work together with facial recognition technology to identify people. Amazon also wants homeowners to create their…

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U.S. House Passes SMART IoT Act Without Acknowledging Security Risks Associated with IoT

U.S. House Passes SMART IoT Act Without Acknowledging Security Risks Associated with IoT By B.N. Frank The Internet of Things (IoT) is used to connect multiple devices to the Internet. According to countless security experts, IoT is vulnerable, dangerous, stupid, and shitty.  For example: ZDNet: “The economic costs of a large cyber-attack could be as large as the impact of a major natural disaster.” Bruce Schneier: “Today’s threats include hackers crashing airplanes by hacking into computer networks, and remotely disabling cars, either when they’re turned off and parked or while…

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