Where Technocrats Play: U.S. Department Of Energy

Where Technocrats Play: U.S. Department Of Energy By Patrick Wood Ex-Governor of Texas Rick Perry was appointed Secretary of Energy by President Donald Trump on March 2, 2017. Even though President Trump has withdrawn from the Paris Climate Accord on global warming, apparently Secretary Perry has not gotten word, for the Department of Energy’s web page on Climate Change is still present on the Energy.gov website, which prominently states, Addressing the effects of climate change is a top priority of the Energy Department. As global temperatures rise, wildfires, drought, and…

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“Smart, but Not Always Secure” Free Webcast For Utility Companies Regarding Their Expensive, Vulnerable and Dangerous Smart Grids and Meters

“Smart, but Not Always Secure” Free Webcast For Utility Companies Regarding Their Expensive, Vulnerable and Dangerous Smart Grids and Meters By B.N. Frank Smart Grids and Smart Meters are relatively new technology.  They also aren’t necessary at all.  Think about it:  before this technology was introduced, most of us enjoyed electric, gas, and water utilities right? Smart Grids and Meters are vulnerable to security issues because everything is connected together often using Internet of Things (IoT) technology which in itself is very vulnerable.  Utility companies force this technology on customers…

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Sesame Street Airs PSA On Cell Phone Addiction. Now Will They Finally Pull Elmo’s Friend, “Smartie” The Smartphone From Their Program?

Sesame Street Airs PSA On Cell Phone Addiction. Now Will They Finally Pull Elmo’s Friend, “Smartie” The Smartphone From Their Program? By B.N. Frank From Mental Floss: The PSA is brief, but it brings an important issue to light: The average smart phone owner touches their device 2600 times a day, and when they do, they get a small dopamine boost. That pleasurable feeling associated with phone use can lead to compulsive behaviors that look a lot like addiction. You might be addicted to your mobile device if it starts…

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The New Yorker Interviews Former Nat’l Security Director on How 5G is “Terrifying”: Cybersecurity, “Previously Unthinkable Surveillance Potential,” and Health Risks

The New Yorker Interviews Former Nat’l Security Director on How 5G is “Terrifying”: Cybersecurity, “Previously Unthinkable Surveillance Potential,” and Health Risks By B.N. Frank The New Yorker published an article yesterday – “The Terrifying Potential of the 5G Network.” In 2018, Robert Spalding’s job as senior director for strategic planning at the National Security Council included studying ways to insure that 5G can be made secure from cyberattacks.  He seemed more than qualified for the job.  In his interview with The New Yorker, he provides intricate details of why we…

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Google Tracks Your Location and Shares It With Police, Even When Your Phone is Off

Google Tracks Your Location and Shares It With Police, Even When Your Phone is Off By Derrick Broze Even if you disable GPS, deactivate phone location tracking, and turn off your phone, it’s still possible for Google and the NSA to monitor your every move. Over the last two decades, cellphone use has become an everyday part of life for the vast majority of people around the planet. Nearly without question, consumers have chosen to carry these increasingly smart devices with them everywhere they go. Despite surveillance revelations from whistleblowers…

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The Feds 9,000 “Opportunity Zones” Will Allow Law Enforcement To Spy On 35 Million People

The Feds 9,000 “Opportunity Zones” Will Allow Law Enforcement To Spy On 35 Million People By MassPrivateI Is there no end to Big Brother’s desire to turn America into a mirror image of China? An article in Go Erie, revealed how the Feds are classifying parts of cities as “Opportunity Zones” or as I call them “Opportunity Surveillance Zones” (OPS ). The U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service are using Opportunity Zones to help law enforcement turn sections of cities into federally funded surveillance zones. Mayor Joe Schember’s administration is…

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Verizon Releases “Just Kids” Smartphone Plan While Silicon Valley Parents Still Desperately Keep Their Kids Away From Screens

Verizon Releases “Just Kids” Smartphone Plan While Silicon Valley Parents Still Desperately Keep Their Kids Away From Screens By B.N. Frank For many years already, Silicon Valley parents (aka tech inventors) have been limiting their own kids use of screens and sending them to expensive “low tech” schools.  This seems hypocritical since all the while tech companies have been marketing screens to kids of all ages, parents, and schools.  (See also 1, 2) As many sources have already confirmed, kids’ increasing exposure and use (See 1, 2) of screens has…

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California Bill Proposes to Ban Smartphones in Schools

California Bill Proposes to Ban Smartphones in Schools By B.N. Frank If you weren’t aware, documentaries have already been released about kids being harmed by excessive screen use and exposure.  Action has also already been taken overseas to restrict and/or ban Smart Phone use in schools.  Now California elected officials have proposed to do the same with Assembly Bill 272 From CBS13 Sacramento: The bill’s author, Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D- Torrance), said, “Cell phones can be a distraction in the classroom, and there are social and emotional consequences to too…

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Key Strategies For Avoiding Online Censorship and Cybercrime

Key Strategies For Avoiding Online Censorship and Cybercrime By Nicholas West Internet censorship is ramping up across the globe in a myriad of ways. Whether it’s Facebook/Google/Amazon directing conversation by demonitizing views critical of official narratives; outright government censorship like Australia’s recent visa revocation of controversial speaker David Icke; system-wide restrictions on Internet access as seen in Chad, Africa; or the Great Firewall of China — access to information is becoming as much of a commodity as the information itself. Running in tandem with censorship is the rise of cybercrime…

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Could Reinstating The “Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935” Reduce the Exploitation of Americans by Utilities and Telecoms via “Smart” Meters and Cities?

Could Reinstating The “Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935” Reduce the Exploitation of Americans by Utilities and Telecoms via “Smart” Meters and Cities? Op-Ed by Phil D. Coffers In 1932, the 8 largest utility holding companies controlled 73% of the market.  This made it impossible for states to regulate utility companies – or protect the public – which led to the enactment of the “Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935” to regulate the electric utility sector by either: Confining their operations to a single state or Limiting and…

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