#Vault7 Problem Reaction Solution – #NewWorldNextWeek

Source: TheCorbettReport
James Corbett
March 9, 2017

Welcome to New World Next Week – the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news. This week:

Story #1: CIA Can Hack Cars to Carry Out “Undetectable Assassinations” – Just Like Michael Hastings
http://bit.ly/2n892M6

Crashes of Convenience: Michael Hastings
http://bit.ly/2mDpjLq

“The Operators” pp. 64-65
http://bit.ly/2m0Uex8

Story #2: Why “More Than a Million Traders” Are Boycotting Coca-Cola, Pepsi In India
http://bit.ly/2mDudrG

Interview With Max Keiser On Coke Boycott
http://bit.ly/2mDtc2C

NWNW Flashback: Indian Rapper “Overwhelmed” by Success of Unilever Protest Song (Aug. 14, 2015)
http://bit.ly/2m15oBV

Story #3: 3D-Printed House Takes Less Than A Day To Build And Only Costs $10,000
http://bit.ly/2mDuniW

#GoodNewsNextWeek: Sharing Is Fundamental
http://bit.ly/2ml8UsJ

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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

Internet Censorship in US and Europe Is Coordinated

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Source: TheDailyBell.com
December 6, 2016

The EU Is Warning American Tech Giants to Crack Down on Hate Speech Now  …  “They will have to act quickly and make a strong effort in the coming months.” U.S. tech giants including Facebook, Twitter, Google’s YouTube and Microsoft will have to act faster to tackle online hate speech or face laws forcing them to do so, the European Commission said on Sunday. -Reuters

Western governments are censoring speech in Europe and the US, an obvious pattern that clearly shows coordination.

In the US, there is a congressional effort to fund intel agencies that will investigate alternative media for ties to Russian propaganda. Such investigations , if they occur, will  retard this sector and make further, free-reporting difficult.

In Europe, efforts to control speech and reporting are actually being aimed at American communication enterprises such as Google, YouTube and Microsoft (see excerpt above).

More:

The European Union (EU) executive’s warning comes six months after the companies signed up to a voluntary code of conduct to take action in Europe within 24 hours, following rising concerns triggered by the refugee crisis and terror attacks.

This included removing or disabling access to the content if necessary, better cooperation with civil society organizations and the promotion of “counter-narratives” to hate speech.

The code of conduct is largely a continuation of efforts that the companies already take to counter hate speech on their websites, such as developing tools for people to report hateful content and training staff to handle such requests.

Top powers in the US and Europe will not likely admit coordination to crack down on Internet news and views but this is obviously what’s happening.

It is true that European censorship justifications have a longer history. Complaints about terrorism and hate speech have been voiced for several years. In the US, the sudden emergence of concern over Russian influence on ‘Net-based media is a new phenomenon.

Nonetheless, the House has just passed a bill to fund investigations into Russian influence on American media (see here). Such investigations might involve the tracking of so-called Alt.right “hate speech” as well.

Western efforts to “control” the Internet will no doubt adopt certain Chinese solutions over time. In China the Internet is actively being used as an agency of repression. Citizens are to receive ‘Net-based “grades” based on docility and how well they obey laws and generally fit in.

The larger question as governments crack down on ‘Net-based speech is whether or not people’s awareness of what is actually going on in their societies will transcend censorship.

History seems to show that after the Gutenberg Press launched an explosion of new ideas in printed form it took Western governments (and the controllers behind them) many centuries to regain control – 400 or 500 years as a matter of fact.

Western governments face similar problems now. A whole generation of individuals has absorbed a new way of thinking promulgated by the ‘Net. This is one reason approval of mainstream media is in the single digits while up to 50 percent or more (in the US, anyway) admit to belief in “conspiracy theories” – versions of important events not dictated by government and secret forces operating behind government.

In aggregate these views posit a different society than the current one. Today’s society is an outgrowth of World War II reorganization and depends heavily on the dictates of massive governments and even larger corporate enterprises.

‘Net-based alternative sociopolitical organization tends to criticize such titanic social solutions and is often more libertarian based. The idea is that culture ought to dictate social organization and economic, political and even military control ought to be organized from the ground up instead of top down.

These two models are on a collision course. Despite the intention of elites to wipe out the emergence of alternate thinking regarding social control, the insights that have been re-established via Internet communication are not going to easily or rapidly dissipate. In fact, censorship will likely reinforce their validity and emphasize their credibility.

A whole different world view is now part of people’s consciousness, certainly in the West and likely elsewhere too, even China. Such alternative insights about money, power and politics are extraordinarily difficult to eradicate. Ideas of freedom, local authority and individual responsibility are not easily stamped out once they have gained – or regained – credence.

In this case, the Western intelligentsia has been reawakened en masse to an alternative cultural model that has its roots in thousands of years of practice and application. These cultural solutions stand clearly in opposition to the current sociopolitical formula that emphasizes bigness and technocratic authoritarianism.

Anti-war, pro-individual freedom, private money and private justice, these precepts have found their way into intellectual circulation once more. They are extraordinarily compelling and will continue to have an influence far beyond what is easily apparent.

As this article was being posted, ZeroHedge reported that Naked Capitalism’s Yves Smith threatened The Washington Post with a defamation suit and demanded a retraction for reporting that the website was in league with Russian interests. We’re actually surprised a class action lawsuit hasn’t been launched as numerous websites have been smeared by these accusations. Could such a lawsuit be aimed at Congress as well (despite sovereign immunity)?

Conclusion: History may well repeat in the 21st century, but not necessarily in ways current elites are hoping.

Russia Bans Microsoft Products & Bill Gates

Source: GizaDeathStar.com
Dr. Joseph P. Farrell
October 20, 2016

In case you hadn’t noticed, the news coming out of Russia in the past two weeks has been rather strange, strange, because it indicates that there’s something in the water over there producing rational thought, normalcy, concerns for the protection of the national security and culture, including hosting a global home schooling conference. Now, for those who might say that this is just all for show and that Mr. Putin is a Soviet-era throwback, I for one have a little difficulty comparing him or his policies to Stalin, Khrushchev, or that denizen of Soviet nomenklatura mediocrity, Brezhnev, and the mediocrities that followed him.

But I digress. This article was shared by Ms. K.F., and it seems Vlad the Mad has struck again, this time banning not only Microsoft, but Bill Gates himself, from the Russian Federation:

Putin Bans Bill Gates And Microsoft From Russia

Well, we all know about Mr. Gates and his various vaccine programs in Africa and India, and his billionaire busybody advocacy of Common Core and its “assessment” process, and, as the article makes clear, Russia is concerned about Microsoft’s ability to conduct surveillance of Russians. Thanks, Vlad, we couldn’t have put it any better ourselves, though my co-author and I did put it that way in our book Rotten to the (Common)Core, namely, that the whole scam is about a dramatic expansion of the USSA’s surveillance state, via “education improvement” and its individually adaptive standardized tests.

But there’s an implication in this article that intrigues me, and that is that Russia would hardly have done this without having the means and development of a replacement for Microcrud’s NSA-infected products. In short, it means that they’ve developed an operating system that might, in fact, be somewhat more secure than those products. That in turn might indicate that Russia’s hardware and chip industry, while still behind that of the West according to most analysts, might be further along than is suspected. And other possibilities present themselves here as well: what would have been the source for such a development.

Here all sorts of high octave speculative possibilities present themselves: Germany, France, China, Japan, or even India might have been…

Continue Reading At: GizaDeathStar.com
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About Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and “strange stuff”. His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into “alternative history and science”.

1984: New Facial Recognition Technology Can Detect Human Emotions

Source: RT America
August 10, 2016

Microsoft has just developed facial recognition automation straight out of George Orwell’s dystopian novel, 1984. The new technology, recently tested at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, uses facial recognition to analyze human emotions. RT America’s Alexey Yaroshevskey has the report and speaks with Georgetown University law professor Alvaro M. Bedoya about how corporations will be able to use this technology without individuals’ consent.

1000+ yr shelf life: Microsoft buys into synthetic DNA for data storage

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Source: RT
April 29, 2016

Microsoft has purchased ten million strands of synthetic DNA to advance cutting edge digital data storage technology. With the amount of digital data doubling nearly every two years, the tech industry is on a quest for a long-term solution to keep track.

The multinational tech company bought the DNA from Twist Bioscience, an announcement confirmed Thursday.

[The] vast majority of digital data is stored on media that has a finite shelf life and periodically needs to be re-encoded. DNA is a promising storage media, as it has a known shelf life of several thousand years, offers a permanent storage and can be read for continuously decreasing costs,” said Emily Leproust, CEO of Twist Bioscience, in a statement.

As the digital universe is expected to hit 44 trillion gigabytes by 2020, Twist Bioscience argues that using DNA for archival purposes solves the twin problems of limited lifespan and low data density when data is normally stored on a hard drive.

A single gram of DNA can store almost one trillion gigabytes (almost a zettabyte) of digital data. The idea of storing data in DNA was first put forward in 2012 by Harvard geneticist George Church, who encoded an entire book in DNA.

Continue Reading At: RT.com

US Corporations Hide $1.4 TRILLION In Tax Havens

Source: RT
April 26, 2016

Anti-poverty charity Oxfam released a new report entitled, Broken at the Top, which asserts that the US’s top 50 corporations have stashed $1.4 trillion in offshore tax havens to avoid paying taxes. Worse, the report asserts that, in the same time period, those same corporations actually received $11 trillion in federal loans, bailouts, and loan guarantees – from the rest of America’s taxpayers.