Antivirus Software Harvests “Every Search, Every Click, Every Buy, On Every Site”

Antivirus Software Harvests “Every Search, Every Click, Every Buy, On Every Site” By Joseph Cox, Vice Data is the new oil of the 21st century and Technocrats are the new roughnecks. In this case, the software is free but your data is priceless and wantonly harvested without your consent or knowledge. ⁃ TN Editor Activist Post Alternative News & Independent Views

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London Police Implement Real-Time Facial Recognition Devices; U.S. Follows With First Fully Biometric Airport

London Police Implement Real-Time Facial Recognition Devices; U.S. Follows With First Fully Biometric Airport By Aaron Kesel London police are set to deploy real-time facial recognition technology throughout the city; while the U.S. is also implementing the tech among other biometrics in the Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta, making it the first in the U.S. to become fully biometric. The Metropolitan Police announced that after testing facial recognition they have moved past the trial stage and are ready to permanently integrate the cameras into London. According to a report by the…

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The CIA’s “Signature School” Is Equipping Firefighters With Wearable Emotion/Facial Recognition Devices

The CIA’s “Signature School” Is Equipping Firefighters With Wearable Emotion/Facial Recognition Devices By MassPrivateI Over the years, I have written about the possible dangers of firefighters carrying weapons and being trained like SWAT teams. But this latest story will leave you scratching your head and wondering what the CIA’s “Signature School” has done to America’s firefighters. Last week the University of New Mexico (UNM) announced that they have created a Wearable Emotion Facial Recognition (WEFR) device for firefighters. The article describes an innovative new facial-recognition algorithm formulated for use in firefighting…

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San Diego’s 4000 “Smart” Streetlights Are Still Recording 24/7 with Cameras AND Microphones

San Diego’s 4000 “Smart” Streetlights Are Still Recording 24/7 with Cameras AND Microphones By B.N. Frank Strong opposition to San Diego’s “Smart” streetlights has been reported before.  In addition to invading privacy, for many years already The American Medical Association (AMA) and other health experts have been warning about the serious biological and environmental risks associated with them.  An increasing number of Americans are NOT happy about having them installed in their communities (see 1, 2, 3, 4). Thanks to PrivateInternetAccess.com for providing an update including more unsavory details regarding…

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Smart City Planners Confirm Bluetooth and WiFi Devices Transmit Data Even When Disconnected

Smart City Planners Confirm Bluetooth and WiFi Devices Transmit Data Even When Disconnected By B.N. Frank According to a 2018 survey, 66% of Americans don’t want to live in “Smart Cities” because of privacy and cybersecurity concerns.  Another downside – “Smart Cities” require countless wireless radiation transmitting devices operating 24/7.  Many Americans object to being involuntarily exposed to harmful radiation.  No safe level of wireless radiation has been determined for children or pregnant women.  American Academy of Pediatrics and other health experts also warn that children are more vulnerable…

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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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Rentable Facial Recognition Robots That Can Detect Emotion Coming To A Conference Near You

Rentable Facial Recognition Robots That Can Detect Emotion Coming To A Conference Near You By MassPrivateI Conference goers now have to be wary that robots will identify them everywhere they go. Corporations can now rent Chinese-made CloudMinds robots that can identify everyone on the conference floor. (To learn more about CloudMinds and China click here & here.) CloudMinds’ mission is to “make helpful robot services possible and to make them safe, secure and affordable.” While their hidden mission is to help governments identify everyone. According to CloudMinds’ “About Us” page, their so-called…

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Seven and Counting: Cambridge, Massachusetts Passes Facial Recognition Ban

Seven and Counting: Cambridge, Massachusetts Passes Facial Recognition Ban By Michael Maharrey Last Monday night, the Cambridge City Council passed a measure banning facial recognition technology in the city. The growing movement to prohibit the use of facial recognition at the state and local levels could hinder the operation of a growing national facial recognition network. Cambridge Mayor McGovern, along with Councilors Craig Kelley and Sumbul Siddiqui, proposed the ban last summer in a resolution. The amendment to the Surveillance Technology Ordinance passed last year prohibits any city department from intentionally…

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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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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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