Domestic Abuse: A Smart Device Called the Police


Source: TheDailyBell.com
July 14, 2017

This article is not about fear. This article is about common sense.

Last week, we discussed the internet of things, and how smart devices could be used to literally know more about us than we know about ourselves.

This is not some distant future dystopia we are talking about. It is already happening.

A smart device in a home called the police during a domestic violence incident.

It appears to have been a reaction by the device to the abuser yelling at his girlfriend, “Did you call the sheriffs?” The device heard “Call the sheriffs,” and did so.

A SWAT team arrived at the home and after negotiating for hours, they were able to take Barros into custody. Police tell ABC News that the man’s girlfriend was injured but did not need to visit a hospital. The couple’s daughter was safe and unharmed.

“The unexpected use of this new technology to contact emergency services has possibly helped save a life,” Bernalillo County Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III said in a statement.

It’s hard to look at this as big brother ruining lives; after all, the guy was abusing his girlfriend in front of their daughter. Constant spying has entered the mainstream media as a good thing. Look at all the benefits of having nowhere to hide; the scum of the earth who abuse their girlfriends will be caught and locked up.

But there are a lot of crimes out there, and not all of them harm others. In fact, chances are we all break multiple laws on a daily basis. So if the government knows about every law you break, they could certainly choose to overlook them. If they also know however that you legally reduced your taxes to almost nothing, or that you have a legal foreign bank account, well then maybe they have some incentive to snag you.

Al Capone was never arrested for murder, racketeering, or selling alcohol. He was arrested for tax evasion. If they want you, they can find a way to get you. They have been doing it since Capone’s time.

What if it had been another illicit activity that was recorded by the smart device? What if it had been a victimless crime? Would the police have come if they heard people talking about growing 25 marijuana plants in the basement?

The media will point to the “success stories” of locking up the bad guys with this technology. They will not highlight the people who are nabbed for code violations, renting out a room illegally, or hate speech.

In some ways, this problem has an easy solution; simply do not use devices that will spy on you.

But in another sense, that is not so simple. Even most cell phones these days are constantly recording your conversations. Is the only solution becoming hermits?

Are we willing and able as consumers to demand that type of privacy? Comment with your thoughts on how you have dealt with this problem in your own life.

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The S.M.A.R.T Psy-op Consumers Don’t Recognize

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Source: ActivistPost.com
Catherine Frompovich & Contributing researcher Kerri Ellen Wilder
June 9, 2017

“Smart” is really S.M.A.R.T., an engineering acronym for Specific – Measurable – Achievable – Relevant – Time-based. The reality that ultimately will evolve from this psy-op is a dystopian future destructive of dignity and freedom. Your liberty, your privacy, and the American way of life are on sale right now for electric dollars. The Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G are being represented and presented as the harbingers of a global utopia. They are, in fact, nothing short of a Faustian bargain of illusory promises many will live to regret when all their individual freedoms are forfeited for technology.

The “smart” meme and techno world stretches back to the 1930s when M. King Hubbert authored his  “Technocracy Study Course,” which developed  technocracy’s principles for the distribution of energy resources, as well as the monitoring and measurement of all of energy’s outputs.

Five of Hubbert’s seven requirements necessary for Technocracy’s implementation are listed below; think of them in terms of AMI smart meter technology being forced on the global population.

  1. Register on a continuous 24 hour-per-hour-day basis the total net conversion of energy.
  2. By means of the registration of energy converted and consumed, make possible a balanced load.
  3. Provide a continuous inventory of all production and consumption.
  4. Provide a specific registration of the type, kind, etc., of all goods and services, where produced and where used.
  5. Provide specific registration of the consumption of each individual, plus a record and description of the individual.

Number 5 is implemented by and with the algorithm Onzo® [1].  Conversely and legally, smart meter data mining probably does not pass constitutional muster!

According to Chris Turner, Esq., Allison Grande published the article “Meter Data Needs Privacy Protection, 7th Circ. Told,” at Law360 March 2, 2017. Attorney Turner provides some quotes from that article:

A pair of privacy groups are urging the Seventh Circuit to find that the Fourth Amendment protects data generated by smart meters, arguing that the granular details produced by these increasingly prominent readers are “far more intimate” than cumulative information collected periodically from more traditional analog meters.

“Whereas analog meters provide a single monthly measurement of cumulative household energy use, smart meters — by measuring energy use at much shorter intervals; here, every 15 minutes — provide information regarding not only how much energy was used, but also the time at which it was used,” the groups wrote. “Smart meters thus not only generate far more data every month than analog meters — here 2,880 meter readings in a 30-day month compared to just one — but the data includes an entirely new variable, i.e., time.”

The time component is essential, the groups argued, because it allows a detailed picture to be painted of what’s going on inside a home, including how and when residents are using electricity and when they are home, sleeping, taking a shower or how they are cooking dinner.

“As a result of this time granularity, smart meter data — even in ‘aggregate’ form — constitutes intimate information regarding a person or family’s private, in-home activities,” the groups said.

Americans reasonably expect details of their private, in-home activities to remain private, and U.S. Supreme Court case law — including the 2001 ruling in Kyllo v. U.S., which held that raw thermal imaging data revealing “the relative heat of various rooms  in the home” constituted “intimate details” regarding the interior of the home protected under the Fourth Amendment — supports the conclusion that smart meter data is entitled to heightened privacy protections, the groups argued…

Of course, the technology to do these things did not exist in the 1930s; today it does, and the keystone device to accomplish the above five requirements is called a smart meter. Americans of the 1930s actually debated—and rejected—these ideas as antithetical to Constitutional Republicanism.

But while America politically rejected Technocracy, Technocracy’s tenets found fertile fields in which to germinate—in National Socialist Germany. I won’t dwell on the crimes of Nazi Germany, many of which could never have been carried out, certainly to the degree they were, without Hitler’s army of technocrats.

What the PA PUC, the seven PA EDCs retrofitting smart meters and harassing those who refuse, and what the federal Department of Energy hope to institute is a modern-day Technocracy. In order to build a national Smart Grid, and ultimately a worldwide Smart Grid, the technocrats are determined to place a smart meter in every residence and business globally. No electric consumer is to be left behind. Or it might be better phrased, “No one can be permitted to escape Technocracy’s control.”

The Nazis of the 1930s well understood what American technocrats were trying to do. While they didn’t buy into the exact system American technocrats were developing, they did comprehend the obsession with absolute control of electric power. The Nazis called the American Technocrats’ system of energy credits, “electric dollars.

The above SMART technology memes eerily bring to mind something discussed about two thousand years ago; some say it is apocryphal, others claim it’s prophecy.  However you want to define it, it certainly has signature fingerprints of the next technocracy meme to be forced upon us: Microchip implants [2-3].

Revelation 13. 16-18

And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name…and his number is Six hundred three score and six.

How about making purchases with a wave of your hand! [4-5]

Currently in the mad world of corporate-influence and oft-run mandates ruling our lives [vaccines and smart meters], I can only imagine the problems that will occur with a totally-implemented technocracy.  I’m constantly running into folks complaining about computers and how they’ve made life more frustrating and difficult, not easier and certainly unsafe regarding information.  Really!

The United States has morphed from thirteen British colonies into a democratic republic, to a currently fascist-run Corporatocracy heading toward its final, in my opinion, new world order meme: technocracy.

Doesn’t all this really sound like a psy-op?

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References:

[1] http://www.activistpost.com/2017/03/onzo-possibly-utility-customers-worst-friend.html
[2] http://www.cbsnews.com/news/microchips-privacy-implants-biohacking/
[3] http://nypost.com/2017/04/03/bosses-are-already-tracking-employees-with-microchip-implants/
[4] http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/chip-implants-beneath-the-skin-bring-a-new-meaning-to-pay-wave-20150528-ghbq71.htm
[5] http://www.businessinsider.com/microchip-implants-in-healthy-people-2014-7

Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting.

Catherine’s latest book, published October 4, 2013, is Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines, available on Amazon.com.

Her 2012 book A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments, is available on Amazon.com and as a Kindle eBook.

Two of Catherine’s more recent books on Amazon.com are Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick (2009) and Lord, How Can I Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process (2008)

Catherine’s NEW book: Eat To Beat Disease, Foods Medicinal Qualities ©2016 Catherine J Frompovich is now available

“Storm of the Century” – How the Internet of Things Could Destroy Privacy

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Source: LibertyBlitzkrieg.com
Michael Krieger
September 7, 2016

As the Guardian reported, Clapper made clear that the internet of things – the many devices like thermostats, cameras and other appliances that are increasingly connected to the internet – are providing ample opportunity for intelligence agencies to spy on targets, and possibly the masses. And it’s a danger that many consumers who buy these products may be wholly unaware of.

“In the future, intelligence services might use the [internet of things] for identification, surveillance, monitoring, location tracking, and targeting for recruitment, or to gain access to networks or user credentials,” Clapper told a Senate panel as part of his annual “assessment of threats” against the US. 

– From February’s post: Top U.S. Official Admits – Government Will Use “Internet of Things” to Spy on the Public

Serving as an important followup to the post above, Cory Doctorow has just penned an extremely important warning at Locust titled, The Privacy Wars Are About to Get A Whole Lot Worse. Below are the relevant passages. Please read and share with everyone you know.

As more and more companies twigged to the power of ‘‘surveillance capitalism,’’ these agreements proliferated, as did the need for them, because before long, everything was gathering data. As the Internet everted into the physical world and colonized our phones, we started to get a taste of what this would look like in the coming years. Apps that did innocuous things like turning your phone into a flashlight, or recording voice memos, or letting your kids join the dots on public domain clip-art, would come with ‘‘permissions’’ screens that required you to let them raid your phone for all the salient facts of your life: your phone number, e-mail address, SMSes and other messages, e-mail, location – everything that could be sensed or inferred about you by a device that you carried at all times and made privy to all your most sensitive moments.

When a backlash began, the app vendors and smartphone companies had a rebuttal ready: ‘‘You agreed to let us do this. We gave you notice of our privacy practices, and you consented.’’

This ‘‘notice and consent’’ model is absurd on its face, and yet it is surprisingly legally robust. As I write this in July of 2016, US federal appellate courts have just ruled on two cases that asked whether End User Licenses that no one read and no one understands and no one takes seriously are enforceable. The cases differed a little in their answer, but in both cases, the judges said that they were enforceable at least some of the time (and that violating them can be a felony!). These rulings come down as the entirety of America has been consumed with Pokémon Go fever, only to have a few killjoys like me point out that merely by installing the game, all those millions of players have ‘‘agreed’’ to forfeit their right to sue any of Pokémon’s corporate masters should the com­panies breach all that private player data. You do, however, have 30 days to opt out of this forfeiture; if Pokémon Go still exists in your timeline and you signed up for it in the past 30 days, send an e-mail to termsofservice@nianticlabs.com with the subject ‘‘Arbitra­tion Opt-out Notice’’ and include in the body ‘‘a clear declaration that you are opting out of the arbitration clause in the Pokémon Go terms of service.’’

Notice and consent is an absurd legal fiction. Jonathan A. Obar and Anne Oeldorf-Hirsch, a pair of communications professors from York University and the University of Connecticut, published a working paper in 2016 called ‘‘The Biggest Lie on the Internet: Ignoring the Privacy Policies and Terms of Service Policies of Social Net­working Services.’’ The paper details how the profs gave their students, who are studying license agreements and privacy, a chance to beta-test a new social network (this service was fictitious, but the students didn’t know that). To test the network, the students had to create accounts, and were given a chance to review the service’s terms of service and privacy policy, which prominently promised to give all the users’ personal data to the NSA, and demanded the students’ first-born children in return for access to the service. As you may have gathered from the paper’s title, none of the students noticed either fact, and almost none of them even glanced at the terms of service for more than a few seconds.

Indeed, you can’t examine the terms of service you interact with in any depth – it would take more than 24 hours a day just to figure out what rights you’ve given away that day. But as terrible as notice-and-consent is, at least it pretends that people should have some say in the destiny of the data that evanescences off of their lives as they move through time, space, and information.

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