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"Want To Freak Yourself Out?" Here Is All The Personal Data That Facebook/Google Collect

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We all know everything online is logged and stored on various computers around the world. Just how much is stored is mind-boggling though. Here's a good ZeroHedge post if you are interested. It has many images so might be better if I just give a link to it.

"Want To Freak Yourself Out?" Here Is All The Personal Data That Facebook/Google Collect
 

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Good post, songsung — another rabbit hole to investigate before I start moving to windoze 10

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Before you migrate to 10 you might want to have a look at this.




Microsoft To Ban ‘Offensive Language’ & Monitor Your Private Account

March 27, 2018 at 1:01 pm
Filed Under:Chris Melore, Local TV, microsoft, private data, Skype, talkers, Xbox


CBS Local — Microsoft is cracking down on what people say while using their services online. According to a new services agreement written by the company, the tech giant is planning to ban accounts that use “offensive language” and will go through your private data to “investigate” users.
In a March 1 release, Microsoft is warning customers using Office, Xbox, Skype, and other products that the company is prohibiting offensive language and inappropriate content starting on May 1. “Don’t publicly display or use the Services to share inappropriate content or material (involving, for example, nudity, bestiality, pornography, offensive language, graphic violence, or criminal activity),” Microsoft warns in a portion of their new codes of conduct.
Microsoft also added that the company plans on “investigating” users who are accused of violating the new policy and will block content from being sent to other people. “When investigating alleged violations of these Terms, Microsoft reserves the right to review Your Content in order to resolve the issue,” the new policy states.
Internet privacy and civil rights advocates are already speaking out against the Microsoft service agreement; calling the upcoming policy an attack on free speech. “Offensive language is fairly vague. Offensive to whom? What my granny might find offensive and what I might find offensive could be vastly different,” Ms. Smith of CSO Online wrote.
Civil rights activist and law student Jonathan Corbett added that Microsoft’s May 1 agreement is just an excuse to police people’s behavior, even in private. “I can’t use Skype to have an adult video call with my girlfriend? I can’t use OneDrive to back up a document that says ‘f–k’ in it? If I call someone a mean name in Xbox Live, not only will they cancel my account, but also confiscate any funds I’ve deposited in my account?” Corbett questions in a blog post.
Digital rights group Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) argues that Microsoft’s hard-line policy stems from Congress passing two new sex trafficking bills. The Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA) and the Stop Enabling Sex-Trafficking Act (SESTA) holds platforms responsible for users’ speech, illegally shared content, and anything connected to sex trafficking.
EFF claims SESTA/FOSTA “silences online speech by forcing Internet platforms to censor their users.” The Department of Justice has also warned that the bills raise “serious constitutional concern.”


http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2018/03/27/microsoft-ban-offensive-language-xbox-skype-office-account/
 

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Heh, I wonder if they'll snag my wife swearing in Vietnamese when she's talkin at her sisters in Nam on skype.

punters...

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Good post, songsung — another rabbit hole to investigate before I start moving to windoze 10
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You are joking, right? Windows 10, who in their right mind would use that? Seriously.
Heh, I wonder if they'll snag my wife swearing in Vietnamese when she's talkin at her sisters in Nam on skype.

punters...

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My best friend's wife is Vietnamese, and I don't know if it is because they are from Viet Nam, but the passion they put into swearing and cussing at someone is at times comical, never mind animated.She went off on him once and I chuckled, I was next with a vengeance.

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Developer: My proof that Facebook, Google tracks every move


Published on Mar 28, 2018 by Fox News
Tech consultant Dylan Curran released a series of tweets demonstrating how much info Google and Facebook collect about their users.
 

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Who controls Google and Facebook?:gracious:
 

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Ummm...guys....this ain't even the half of it. This is just Google and farcebook and ANY other of thousands of commercial interests such as Amazon, Wayfair, eBay, and any where else anyone shops/purchases ANYTHING online. Your activities are recorded.

But WAIT! There's MORE...oh so much more. Are you online? The government demands that your ISP (Internet Service Provider) whether comcast, AT&T, Billy Jo Ray Bob's internet service and BBQ or whoever connects you to the interwebz MUST, by law, record your IP address, time signed on, how long your were signed on, where you "surfed to" what you viewed, who you emailed/skyped/chatted with/forums you visited, forums you posted on, any account info, passwords if possible, ALL of EVERY_FARKIN_THING you do is to be recorded and stored and accessible to government on demand at any time without restriction. This is just from your computer.

It has been demonstrated that it takes just about 3 weeks for the government to sort through all of this information and build a time line of your activities for about week before the date they are concerned about you and your activities. Yes, the information IS so extensive and detailed that it takes this long for the NSA and any law enforcement outfits to sort out your RECORDED activities. Now, add all of this to your cellphone records and these asshats are BURIED in information about you in detail. If their investigation is really serious they can pull the data from your vehicle of your travels. Have OnStar? Yep, that's all recorded too. Now add this in to government and government imposed in commercial buildings (banks, gas stations, donut shops, etc.) video surveillance and specialized audio surveillance/recording on sidewalks and in parks and, hopefully you are beginning to realize that Americans in America are living in an electronic panopticon. Your every move, your every word, your every action everywhere 24/7 is monitored and/or recorded. Call me paranoid but they really are out to get me...and YOU. Boston, New York, Atlanta, Chicago, LA, Seattle ALL the BIG urban centers have all this stuff going on. Not so much in fly-over country except for the computer and cellphone/tablet stuff which is coast to coast.

Welcome to Gulag Amerikan! Enjoy your "freedom"! :laughing:
 

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Eye In The Sky Technology Being Used Without American's Knowledge

https://freedomoutpost.com/eye-sky-technology-used-without-americans-knowledge/

When one gets a new four-legged family member, things get a little bit challenging. It is even more so when the new four-legged friend is a rescue puppy. Little time is available for activities not involving acclimation of the new arrival.

During an acclimation period, the show "What on Earth" aired by the Science channel happened to be playing. An interesting segment revealed a new piece of technology currently in "trial" in Juarez, an area on the border of Texas and Mexico, where a plane mounted with numerous cameras flies about 10,000 feet in the air recording the entire city.

The segment covered the ability of this new technology by a man named Ross McNutt, founder and president of Persistent Surveillance Systems based in Dayton, Ohio.

The cameras
have the ability to cover approximately 30 square miles and produce a seamless real-time image capture of the activities of everyone and everything within the coverage area.


As it happened, the segment focused on the capture of a cartel crime syndicate using this technology that captured a murder with no witnesses.

Because of this technology, the creator, McNutt, was able to rewind the footage and forward the footage to expose the locations and individuals involved resulting in arrests of the individuals in the syndicate to include the man who ordered the murder.

Unbeknownst to many, the BBC featured this technological advancement in an article on October 13, 2014.

The article also revealed this same technology by Persistent Surveillance Systems (PSS) flew over Compton, California for nine days in 2012, capturing "murders, robberies and many other crimes."

According to McNutt, the technology does not possess adequate resolution to identify an individual, but it is enough to track one person's movements for the time the plane is airborne, about six hours at present.

What many individuals may not know is planes equipped with the ability to track cell phones have been in use now for many years.

In fact, this PSS technology carried by a plane flying 17,000 feet flew over Phoenix in the evenings in March for six straight days.

In June of last year, the flights occurred over Wilmington, North Carolina, carrying "state of the art persistent surveillance" camera equipment with the ability to monitor large areas continuously for hours.

Buzzfeed reported:

The Phoenix and Wilmington flights are among dozens tracked by BuzzFeed News that were flown by companies run by an obscure, Oklahoma-based private equity fund called Acorn Growth Companies. Acorn’s planes serve as the US military’s “A-Team” for aerial surveillance in Africa, including tracking suspected terrorists’ phones from the air. In the US, the planes sometimes take part in military exercises — as they were in Phoenix — helping troops practice raids on targets using the same phone-tracking technology.
At other times, Acorn serves commercial clients. The Wilmington flights, according to the company that made and operated the persistent surveillance camera, were run for two reasons: to demonstrate the technology’s value for traffic surveys, and to track vehicles going to and from retail outlets. This “commercial intelligence” would allow businesses to understand where their customers are driving from. The idea was to give retailers clues to help their marketing, so they can target mailings or other efforts to lure in customers from neighborhoods where people tend to shop at competing stores.

According to the BBC article in 2014, "While tests have been carried out in Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Ohio, in addition to Compton and the Mexican city of Juarez, civil liberties concerns have discouraged officials from signing contracts."

In 2014, Persistent Surveillance Systems confirmed tests occurred in Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Ohio.

However, the technology was used in Baltimore in 2016 during the "Freddie Gray" incident, as Bloomberg confirmed.

The agency flying these "surveillance" missions happened to be Persistent Surveillance Systems, who did so for the police department courtesy of funding by a "private donor", specifically Texas billionaire John Arnold and his wife, Laura.

Amid the protests of violations of privacy, law enforcement officials in Baltimore confirmed in October of 2016, the "eye in the sky" surveillance will remain in service.

According to CBSnews.com in a March 2015 article, "Persistent Surveillance has currently only been contracted for short-term missions, like high-crime areas in the United States like Camden, N.J., to some of the highest crime areas of the world, like Mexico's one-time murder capital, Ciudad Juarez."

So much for civil liberty concerns preventing officials from using this technology.

It appears this technology has been in use for quite some time.

Yet, how many Americans actually know about it?

How many have seen any reports about it?

Until seen on the Science Channel show ”What on Earth" then doing a bit of research, the use of this technology was unknown to this writer.

In this YouTube video, one can understand the scope of this technology as it performed a demonstration flight over Dayton, Ohio.

The video mentions Northrop Grumman as one company using the technology, but Raytheon maintains a system of persistent surveillance as well.

BAE Systems Inc. is another company offering airborne wide-area persistent surveillance system (AWAPSS) technology to its customers. Canadian company, Rheinmetall Defence, has its own version of persistence surveillance to offer its Canadian forces, going back as far as 2010.

This is another example of technology developed for the military that is finding its way into use by civilian authorities.

While this technology has been further developed as a way to catch criminals in what would otherwise be unsolvable crimes and offer a bit of additional safety to individuals in high crime areas, such as Juarez, it has the potential to be used nefariously by individuals and governments in the ultimate "big brother is watching" scenario.

Yes, use by commercial entities to target marketing campaigns to damage competing businesses is nefarious.

It all begs the question, "what happens when technology outpaces human morality, integrity, and character?"

As with any technology, if the individuals who operate it are moral, the technology will be moral.

However, in this day and age with increasing immorality, lack of integrity, and waning character, technology of this kind will not be used morally, with great integrity or good character.

More than likely, the technology will morph into a nefarious component under the guise of "increased safety" and "decreasing crime and terrorism."

Who can believe the reasons the entities gave the public for using the technology when it was not made known to the public at the time it was used?

And, as someone once said, "whatever the government presents as its newest technology to the public, one can bet the advancement is years ahead."

City law enforcement officials already threw the civil liberty concerns out of the window, going so far as to hide it from other city officials as happened in Baltimore.

How many other cities could be using this technology without city government and/or public knowledge?

Now, not only are the emails, cell phone messages, cell phone
call contents and other data being gathered by government with the knowledge of the people, the people have to contend with their every movement possibly being tracked by law enforcement, private corporations, and anyone who can afford to pay for funding for this technology in any city in America.

While it is repeatedly stated the technology cannot identify individuals, can we rely on that as fact knowing the system has been used secretively and current advancements in defense technology are not revealed to the public?

If a satellite flying hundreds of thousands of miles above the Earth can render images that can determine the color of a car on the ground, are we really to believe these cameras cannot identify specific individuals from 10,000 to 17,000 feet in the air?

More importantly, how much more violations of our inherent rights are we to tolerate until we reach the big brother level of surveillance detailed in George Orwell
's 1984
?