Big Brother Spy Culture: How your AccuWeather app is spying on you

Source: RT
August 23, 2017

A popular weather app known for precise forecasts and storm warnings has been caught tracking users and sharing the location data with a third-party monetizing firm. RT America’s Marina Portnaya brings us the details.

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Big Brother Spy Culture: Starbucks & IBM using AI to spy on consumers, alter behavior – Lionel

Source: RT
August 8, 2017

From Starbucks to IBM , the use of artificial intelligence by big companies to alter your behavior is becoming a major thing. Lionel talks about how big companies use our data to alter consumers’ behavior.

Is The NSA The Real President Of The United States?

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Source: NoMoreFakeNews.com | JonRappoport.wordpress.com
Jon Rappoport
February 16, 2017

The US intelligence community continues its war to kick Donald Trump to the curb and destroy his presidency.

Obviously, the NSA, the CIA, and their silent partners want to continue to run this country.

So they spy and leak, spy and leak.

We’ll get to the guts of the problem in a minute, but first a word from Bill Binney.

Breitbart: “William Binney, a former highly placed NSA official turned whistleblower, contended in an exclusive interview today that the National Security Agency (NSA) is ‘absolutely’ monitoring the phone calls of President Donald Trump.”

“Binney was an architect of the NSA’s surveillance program. He became a famed whistleblower when he resigned on October 31, 2001 after spending more than 30 years with the agency.”

“Asked whether he believes the NSA is tapping Trump, Binney replied: ‘Absolutely. How did they get the phone call between the president and the president of Australia? Or the one that he made with Mexico? Those are not targeted foreigners’.”

“Binney further contended the NSA may have been behind a data leak that might have revealed that Michael Flynn, Trump’s national security adviser, allegedly misled Vice President Mike Pence and other Trump administration officials about the contents of his phone calls with Russia’s ambassador to Washington.”

“Regarding Flynn’s case, Binney stated of the NSA”:

“’If they weren’t behind it, they certainly had the data. Now the difference here is that FBI and CIA have direct access inside the NSA databases. So, they may be able to go directly in there and see that material there. And NSA doesn’t monitor that. They don’t even monitor their own people going into databases’.”

“So, they don’t monitor what CIA and FBI do. And there’s no oversight or attempted oversight by any of the committees or even the FISA court. So, any way you look at it, ultimately the NSA is responsible because they are doing the collection on everybody inside the United States. Phone calls. Emails. All of that stuff’.”

“Utilizing data provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden, the Guardian and Washington Post in June 2013 released a series of articles reporting that the NSA was collecting the telephone records of millions of Americans.”

“…’they [the NSA, Binney said]] are given too much money anyway. When they are given too much money, they get to do wild and crazy things. And this is wild and crazy. Violations of the Constitution’s 4th, 5th, and 6th amendments’.”

—end of Breitbart clip—

—Nearly two years ago, on April 19, 2014, I wrote: “Taking the overall [NSA] scheme to another level, consider this: those same [NSA] heavy hitters who have unfettered access to financial information can also choose, at opportune moments, to expose certain scandals [e.g., Michael Flynn] and crimes. In this way, they can, at their whim, cripple governments [e.g., the Trump administration]…”

Now we come to the guts of the problem. Here is my complete article from April 10, 2014:

The Surveillance State has created an apparatus whose implications are staggering. It’s a different world now. And sometimes it takes a writer of fiction to flesh out the larger landscape.

Brad Thor’s novel, Black List, posits the existence of a monster corporation, ATS, that stands alongside the NSA in collecting information on every move we make. ATS’ intelligence-gathering capability is unmatched anywhere in the world.

On pages 117-118 of Black List, Thor makes a stunning inference that, on reflection, is as obvious as the fingers on your hand:

“For years ATS had been using its technological superiority to conduct massive insider trading. Since the early 1980s, the company had spied on anyone and everyone in the financial world. They listened in on phone calls, intercepted faxes, and evolved right along with the technology, hacking internal computer networks and e-mail accounts. They created mountains of ‘black dollars’ for themselves, which they washed through various programs they were running under secret contract, far from the prying eyes of financial regulators.”

“Those black dollars were invested into hard assets around the world, as well as in the stock market, through sham, offshore corporations. They also funneled the money into reams of promising R&D projects, which eventually would be turned around and sold to the Pentagon or the CIA.”

“In short, ATS had created its own license to print money and had assured itself a place beyond examination or reproach.”

In real life, whether the prime criminal source is one monster- corporation or a consortium of companies, or elite banks, or the NSA itself, the outcome would be the same.

It would be as Thor describes it.

We think about total surveillance as being directed at private citizens, but the capability has unlimited payoffs when it targets financial markets and the people who have intimate knowledge of them.

“Total security awareness” programs of surveillance are ideal spying ops in the financial arena, designed to suck up millions of bits of inside information, then utilizing them to make investments and suck up billions (trillions?) of dollars.

It gives new meaning to “the rich get richer.”

Taking the overall scheme to another level, consider this: those same heavy hitters who have unfettered access to financial information can also choose, at opportune moments, to expose certain scandals and crimes (not their own, of course).

In this way, they can, at their whim, cripple governments, banks, and corporations. They can cripple investment houses, insurance companies, and hedge funds. Or, alternatively, they can merely blackmail these organizations.

We think we know how scandals are exposed by the press, but actually we don’t. Tips are given to people who give them to other people. Usually, the first clue that starts the ball rolling comes from a source who remains in the shadows.

What we are talking about here is the creation and managing of realities on all sides, including the choice of when and where and how to provide a glimpse of a crime or scandal.

It’s likely that the probe Ron Paul had been pushing—audit the Federal Reserve—has already been done by those who control unlimited global surveillance [NSA]. They already know far more than any Congressional investigation will uncover. If they know the deepest truths, they can use them to blackmail, manipulate, and control the Fed itself.

The information matrix can be tapped into and plumbed, and it can also be used to dispense choice clusters of data that end up constituting the media reality of painted pictures which, every day, tell billions of people “what’s news.”

In this global-surveillance world, we need to ask new questions and think along different lines now.

For example, how long before the mortgage-derivative crisis hit did the Masters of Surveillance know, from spying on bank records, that insupportable debt was accumulating at a lethal pace? What did they…

Read More At: JonRappoport.wordpress.com
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Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

Amazon grocery store wants to be able to track you, must forfeit privacy to use

[Editor’s Note]

The hidden implications in this, go beyond privacy, which is admittedly a great concern.  Another implication of this idea is that by the implementation of this very system those behind the scenes will continue their push for a cashless society, which grants them greater control of individuals.  A grocery store that requires no cash couples to this idea all too conveniently.  Just food for thought.

Image: Amazon grocery store wants to be able to track you, must forfeit privacy to use
Source: NaturalNews.com
Vicki Batts
December 11, 2016

Amazon has recently launched their very own grocery store, Amazon Go. Their flagship location in Seattle features no check-outs and hopes to put the spotlight on the new, hassle-free shopping experience. The 1,800-square foot shopping space is currently limited to just the retail giant’s employees during the store’s beta program. It is expected to go public sometime in early 2017.

Shopping without having to wait in line at the check-out counter sounds quite advantageous, but will it really be all it’s cracked up to be? Perhaps not. After all, convenience comes with a price – and in this case, that price might just be your privacy.

In order to use the Amazon Go store, you will have to download and install the Amazon Go app. From there, you sign in with your account credentials, and go about your business. You simply take the  items you want off the shelves, put them in your bag and walk out. It’s not entirely clear how the app or the company will separate shoplifters from Amazon Go users. It’s likely that facial recognition technology is used to match you with your account – but either way, many feel that Amazon Go represents a substantial step forward into the future of the offline shopping experience. The real question is, what kind of future are we stepping into?

The store, and the shelves, come fully loaded with “computer vision, sensor fusion, and deep learning.” This means that the store can detect when items are removed and placed back onto the shelf. After you leave the store, your account is charged. So, essentially, the store itself actually watches and tracks you to see what you are buying, and then it charges your account when you leave with what you’ve picked out. It also sounds a little bit like the store can pick up on your shopping habits too. “Deep learning” is a rather concerning term; who do you think they want to learn about, and why?

Amazon maintains that the development of Amazon Go comes from nothing but the purest intentions. They explain:

Four years ago we asked ourselves: what if we could create a shopping experience with no lines and no checkout? Could we push the boundaries of computer vision and machine learning to create a store where customers could simply take what they want and go?

Our answer to those questions is Amazon Go and Just Walk Out Shopping.

Installing an app is bad enough; many apps take in far more information than most people realize. For example, many apps will access and upload your contact lists and address books, and sell that information to other parties. The collection and sale of personal information is becoming increasingly common, especially among free apps – after all, that is a primary way for them to make money. There are plenty of other ways to invade personal privacy through cellphone apps – location tracking, for instance.

When it comes to Amazon, they are no strangers to privacy invasion. In addition to their new Big Brother-style store, the company has also recently launched the Amazon Echo – the home robot that hears just about everything you say and do. Alexa is the name given to the Amazon Echo, described as your own robotic personal assistant. Unlike its competitors, such as Apple’s Siri or Microsoft’s Cortana, the Echo is it’s very own device. It sits in your home, waiting for your command. All you have to do is say, “Alexa” and the device turns on and speaks. However, the device supposedly streams audio for “a fraction of a second” before the “wake word” is even spoken, and continues to stream audio until the request is “fulfilled.” The device also uploads an undisclosed amount of personal data to Amazon’s servers.  What for? Who knows. And while you can delete the audio files from the app for Alexa, it is not clear whether or not doing so also purges your personal information from the company’s servers.

So, Amazon can listen to you at home, and watch you while you go grocery shopping. What will they think of next?

Read More At: NaturalNews.com

Sources:

VentureBeat.com

TheGuardian.com

GovTech.com

Facebook’s Latest $200 Million Spying Technology Just Blew Up On Space X

Source: TheMindUnleashed.org
Christina Sarich
September , 2016

We could bemoan the fact that Elon Musk’s recyclable rocket ship just experienced a set back, or rejoice that the recent Space X rocket explosion also just destroyed a $200 million-dollar satellite technology developed by Facebook, presumably to spy on the earth’s credulous inhabitants.

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s developer, says that he is ‘deeply disappointed’ in the recent explosion, but that he will forge ahead with a technology meant to ‘bring the Internet to remote rural areas such as in Africa.’ Is Zuckerberg’s technology really a boon to society, or is it tainted with the same baleful ‘philanthropic’ disease as projects like those of Bill Gates and his Foundation – another billionaire with ample assets to control the world?

Though the social media platform has promised users it will alert them if they are being eavesdropped on by the government with ‘state sponsored spies,’ FB users have increasingly reported being vocally castigated for posting certain anti-government sentiments. Numerous people have screen shots of posts being pulled or ‘likes’ being altered – of outright censorship by Facebook, itself.

In another post, Zuckerberg seems to flatly deny overt cooperation with the NSA, or other spying entities in one breath, and practically admits cooperation with America’s clandestine surveillance program in another:

“I want to respond personally to the outrageous press reports about PRISM:

Facebook is not and has never been part of any program to give the US or any other government direct access to our servers. We have never received a blanket request or court order from any government agency asking for information or metadata in bulk, like the one Verizon reportedly received. And if we did, we would fight it aggressively. We hadn’t even heard of PRISM before yesterday.

When governments ask Facebook for data, we review each request carefully to make sure they always follow the correct processes and all applicable laws, and then only provide the information if is required by law. We will continue fighting aggressively to keep your information safe and secure.

We strongly encourage all governments to be much more transparent about all programs aimed at keeping the public safe. It’s the only way to protect everyone’s civil liberties and create the safe and free society we all want over the long term.”

Notice he reiterates the word ‘safe’ a number of times, but how can we be safe with a vast spying network being launched into space by a private entity listening in even to our phone conversations?

Is Facebook Spying on You?

Some users of Facebook have reported themes of conversation on their smart phones showing up in ads just hours after having a conversation related to the topics discussed.

One participant in a study which was trying to find out just how invasive social media can be said:

“It’s so creepy, it’s so creepy, I mean, for anyone to say it’s not creepy is just fooling themselves, it’s beyond what I ever thought I would see.”

For example, if a student discussed ordering food to take home or their favorite alcoholic drinks, those specific products would show up in the FB feed.

Facebook flatly denies using such technology, issuing a statement saying, “Facebook and Instagram do not use microphone audio to inform advertising in any way. Businesses are however able to serve relevant ads to people based on other aspects, such as their age, their city, and their interests.”

Zuckerberg does admit with enthusiasm, though, that FB is developing a form of artificial intelligence (AI) called ‘Deep Learning’ that can recognize you from pictures you post, even if you aren’t in them, giving your location, and other private information to whomever they please.

The AI, FB combo is beyond unsettling. As Wired recently reported, “Deep learning provides a more effective means of analyzing your most personal of habits. “What Facebook can do with deep learning is unlimited,” says Abdel-rahman Mohamed, who worked on similar AI research at the University of Toronto. “Every day, Facebook is collecting the network of relationships between people. It’s getting your activity over the course of the day. It knows how you vote — Democrat or Republican. It knows what products you buy.””

No matter how Zuckerberg spins his true intentions, stating that he “has developed other technologies like Aquila that will connect people as well,” the truth is that even in the most remote places of the world, there will be fewer personal freedoms.

How do you control an entire planet? You control their means of expression – their open communication. Facebook has already manufactured consent with a means to “amuse ourselves to death,” as Walter Lippmann would say. There are 1.71 billion active monthly users. Who among us hasn’t had issues with Facebook insinuating its corporate aims into our feed?

Propaganda imposed upon us by an elite media, and regulated by private companies like Facebook who are now editing our posts without our permission only add to a system of indoctrinated compliance.

Social media may be controlled by algorithms, but it is also controlling our opinions of democracy, war, and genocide. It is controlling what evidence we see of false flags, and tries to alter our opinions of presidential candidates.

Where once mainstream news had open conversations about controversial topics, but increasingly became silenced by a few companies controlling big-budget advertising campaigns, we now see a similar phenomenon happening on social media platforms.

When only four companies currently own almost everything in the world, do we really think Facebook’s space-satellite is meant for ‘connecting every single person,’ as Zuckerberg states, or is it just another means to lock down the inmates on this blue-green planet? At least for now, Zuckerberg’s plans have been spoiled. Thanks to the Space-X explosion, $200 million dollars’ worth of satellite spying technology is little more than rubble.

Read More At:TheMindUnleashed.org
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Christina Sarich

Christina Sarich is a musician, yogi, humanitarian and freelance writer who channels many hours of studying Lao Tzu, Paramahansa Yogananda, Rob Brezny, Miles Davis, and Tom Robbins into interesting tidbits to help you Wake up Your Sleepy Little Head, and *See the Big Picture*. Her blog is Yoga for the New World . Her latest book is Pharma Sutra: Healing The Body And Mind Through The Art Of Yoga.

Breakaway Links Of The Day – 5-26-2016

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TheBreakaway
Zy Marquiez
May 26, 2016

Monsanto has a big target on its back, as multiple articles showcase.  Then again, when they bring us countless toxins linked to myriad diseases and side effects, its no wonder the people are waking up in droves.

Clinton corruption is also at the forefront, as it should be.

Yet, the most notable read comes from TheDailyBell, where they tackle the ever-growing trends of Internet Reformation and what that portends.  If you read only one thing, please read that.

Have a great day everyone.

Physics, Free Will & ‘The Spiritual CIA’
Rappoport discusses how our reality is nefariously molded, and carefully controlled.
[NoMoreFakeNews.com | Jon Rappoport]

The Saker On That Common EU Army Thing: A Way To Loosen The Grip Of…
[GizaDeathStar.com | Dr. Joseph P. Farrell]

Clinton Email Scandal A Golden Opportunity For Sanders Camp
[RT America | Anaya Parampil]

Farmers Sue Monsanto Over Allegations Of Cancer
[NaturalSociety.com | Anna Scanlon]

Mysterious Underground Structures Built 175,000 Years Ago By Ancient Humans
[Ancient-Code.com | Ivan]

The Amazing Glyphosate Revolt Grows – F. William Engdahl
[Journal-Neo.org | F. William Engdahl]

The Fed’s Massive Biometric Database
A disturbing trend that is getting worse with time.
[RT America | Anya Parampil]

Harvard Scientists Say There May Be An Ancient Earth Inside Our Planet
[Ancient-Code.com]

Internet Reformation: The Awakening Progresses Undeterred By Current Elections
This is a very deep, and salient read [analysis] into how the Internet Reformation is helping those who wish to take advantage of those options available to them.
[TheDailyBell.com]

Facebook Deliberately Censors Content On Certain Topics, Including Vaccines & Immigration
Tell us something we DON’T know.  Its all part of keeping the carefully orchestrated reality on par with what the establishment would like us to beLIEve. 
[NaturalNews.com | J.D. Heyes]

Clinton Took $21 Million In Corporate Speaking Fees In Just Two Years
[RT America]

Tom Campbell: OBE France
Physicist and consciousness researcher Tom Campbell discusses how Out Of Body Experiences fit into his ‘My Big Toe’ theory, and how that correlates to the individual consciousness. 
[Tom Campbell]

Doctors In Australia Ordered To Prescribe Fewer Antidepressants
For more information on how depression is not a disease, but a symptom, please read Dr. Kelly Brogan’s “A Mind Of Your Own – The Truth About Depression.”  You will not regret it.
[NaturalSociety.com | Julie Fidler]

FLASHBACK: Government Agencies Pumped Lead Into Washington DC Residents’ Drinking Water & Covered It Up For 3 Years
[NaturalNews.com | Julie Wilson]

Monsanto’s Cotton Rejected Again: Burnika Faso Brings Back Indigenous Varieties
[Underground Reporter.org | Christina Sarich]