If someone told you almost every move you were making was being watched and observed, you’d either think they were crazy or get outraged at the Obama Regime.
Almost every move you make is being watched. The people telling you this are not crazy and the Obama Regime has nothing to do with it.
Are you alarmed yet? You should be.
Is there a greater threat to privacy than government spying on its citizens?
Yes, there is.
Your privacy, just in case you were not aware of it, is a joke. It no longer exists. But it is not the government that is destroying your privacy it is big business.
Big business is literally following almost every move you make.
In February, Forbes.Com related the story of an irate father who stormed up to his local Target, incensed that his daughter was receiving coupons from Target for pregnancy related products.
The father was at first furious only to discover that his daughter was in fact pregnant.
How did Target know? It is through a process called data mining. Do you know why Target and other retailers are so anxious to give you loyalty cards and to get you to sign up for “their” credit card?
It is simple. There is a vast amount of information that can be directly gleaned from your purchases and then can be extrapolated to the rest of your life.
In the case of Target, they figured out that if someone bought a certain combination of products, there was an 87% chance a woman was pregnant.
Do you have a Gmail account? Why does Google provide all of the goodies that it does to you for free? The answer is, it looks for information in your emails, then keys certain ads to appear.
Websites leave cookies in your computer, that will tell them not only that you have been on that website but others you have visited. Cell phones, based on your activities can trace your activities. Credit card companies, based on your purchases can also create very detailed profiles about you as well.
Now, the next thing is going to be billboards with face reading technology that can identify you by your face and then put an ad up on a billboard targeted to your specific interests.
Now that you know all of this, how much of your personal life would you like in the public domain?
The technology involved in this is amazing and frightening at the same time. Companies now know more about you than your family does and possibly even you realize about yourself.
The scary part about that is because of this new technology, the idea of privacy is dead.
If you think you have privacy today, you are sadly mistaken.
What about the Constitution? That is a good question. After all, isn’t there a Constitutional right to privacy?
Absolutely and the Constitution does not apply.
The Constitution reins in the power of government and stops government abuses. This is not the government. These are corporations. While there are some laws that apply, the constitutional protections that stop government from invading our privacy do not exist for corporations.
We are looking at a future without privacy.
The real danger here is those who will use the data gathered by corporations to attack private citizens who are willing to stand up for their beliefs. Does anyone really believe that this data is safe and secure.
Anyone remember Joe the plumber? When he had his famous moment with Barack Obama in 2008, almost immediately state records about Joe’s private matters were released. How long will it be before a conservative has data about his private life leaked from one or more corporations, just to embarrass them?
Big Brother is watching us. Big brother isn’t Uncle Sam either. But rest assured, unless we start figuring out ways to protect our privacy, what little we have left will be gone.
All "Bluetooth" (cellphone) capable connections manufactured in recent years have a GPS in circuit. Thank Hillary Clinton for that SPY law. That is often touted as an anti-Theft or item recovery feature (Pfffftt!). A laptop older than that is too puny, old, and slow to be useful now.
Gee, thanks, David! I thought I was being smart by disabling the GPS except for 911 calls and keeping my phone off unless I am making a call! Turning to page 100 to add to the list of things to watch! :)
A friend of mine in Chicago - George - was recently visiting a V.A. facility in Chicago. A stranger approached George and claimed to know him. George kindly suggested that he was mistaken. After an interesting exchange it turned out that the stranger did know George from in-country Vietnam. The stranger told George that he had recently retired out of the Pentagon and that he had recently read George's file. Like myself, George has a sketchy past that our government does not like to discuss or even admit so George asked the stranger "Which version of the file?". The stranger told George: "The one without all the black lines in it; i.e. the un-redacted version.
As they chatted a bit, the stranger said something to the effect that he had also read another file that was coupled with his. George asked who that might be, and the stranger said "I don't remember exactly but the name was unusual... Darwin something".
Yup! That would be me.
I can tell you that my 201 file is not a true and accurate reflection of my time in the military; I have a sketchy past that our government does not want to admit much less discuss.
George was a customer of mine for nearly twenty years in corporate America and a business partner since he retired. He is involved in generating funds for the Wounded Warrior program and I do product development pro bono.
Moral to this tale: It is NOT paranoia... there are watchers and some people are being watched more than others... Get used to it.
George and I assume that our phones are tapped at least periodically and we accept that as part of the cost of doing business - get used to it.
What can we do about it?
Not much because the technology is so pervasive and getting more so.
On a daily basis - we just assume that what we say in public and private and anything and everything conveyed on internet is subject to government scrutiny. Having worked inside the black world for a few years I could write books on the subject but would not do so.
If you feel you need to say something to someone that you think the watchers might misconstrue,
GO OLD SCHOOL.
Keep in mind that ALL phone calls pass through digital networks and those responsible for such things have the ability to filter/monitor every phone call in the country.
If your cell phone is turned on, your movements can be tracked whether or not you are using the phone to make calls. Turn the damned thing off until you need to use it and only use it in non-defined or well defined places. Non-Defined: Shopping malls, super markets, etc. Defined places: Where you live or where you work.
Get familiar with old school analog communications; i.e. short wave and citizens band.
If you need instructions in how to create pseudo-random frequencies and mike times then you should just get used to the fact that you as an American Citizen are subject to random observations and - according to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2011 - signed by Obama on December 31st - can be picked up by our military and made to disappear without warrant or right of habeas corpus.
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I always tell people to constantly be aware that the walls have ears. Adjust your communications according to the assumption that everything you utter will eventually be heard by everyone. If it isn't heard right away, it may eventually be wrung out of you or your confidants in court or in an "interrogation" procedure. Live by this rule, and so long as you are not directly or unfairly costing anyone with your activities, you will have the upper hand in the battle of words, both in and out of the courtrooms.
Sounds like good advice! Thanks!
Use one computer for on line browsing and another for personal business. Skip giving out your email to every business that wants you on their email. Then get connected to your local TP and start a petition to ban any company from putting a cookie on your computer and selling that information. I hate government regulations, but our forefathers did envision the world that we live in now. We do need some laws to protect our privacy.
And use a different email address for both computers.
Clearly, it was jolting news the New Mexico Legislature's Water and Natural Resources Committee wasn't prepared for.
During Monday's committee meeting, in the Barbara Hubbard Room at the Pan American Center Annex, lawyers representing the New Mexico Office of the State Engineer, Elephant Butte Irrigation District, and the city of Las Cruces, told the committee that ... the U.S. government is apparently trying to take over legal management of the state's water supply. The federal government has asserted claims for damages to groundwater in a natural resource damage case in New Mexico involving Chevron/Molycorp.
The claim seeks for those damages to be awarded in the form of future water rights management.
Read more: http://times247.com/articles/feds-suing-to-control-new-mexico-s-wat...