(Arjun Walia) Fascism has been approaching the developed world for a long time. It comes in the form of governments that can read every single email, GPS you at any time, track your every move, every step, know your internet habits better then you do. If they decide, they can put a bunch of information together and use it against you, especially if you become “an enemy of the state,” one who threatens the interests of the global elite.
(Adam Goldberg) Even the Associated Press is willing to point out the fact that Google is tracking just about every user’s location at all times. According to a report they recently published (the Associated Press is a collection of sort of mainstream-certified reporters, of course), Google Maps users aren’t provided with as many options as they are led to believing.
(Arjun Walia) I joined the CE team in 2010 shortly after finishing university and have been grateful for the fact that I have been able to do this ever since 🙂 There are many things happening on the planet that don’t resonate with me, and I wanted to do what I could to play a role in creating change. It’s been great making changes in my own life and creating awareness and I look forward to more projects that move beyond awareness and into action and implementation. So stay tuned 🙂 [email protected]
(Michelle Simmons) A European study revealed that mobile health apps were sending health-related data to third-party companies, harming the privacy of its users. This study was conducted by a team of researchers from the University of Pireus in Greece and Rovira I Virgili University in Spain.
(Collective Evolution) Have you used a service like Ancestry or 23andMe before? What about the last time you donated blood, genetic testing or a biopsy? We all want good health, to help others and put in our best for a good cause, but did you consider what happens with the results from those activities?
(Zoey Sky) Owning a laptop or computer doesn’t automatically mean that your information is safe from prying eyes.
(Jessica Corbett) “The government can no longer claim that just using technology like your cellphones means you’ve given up your Fourth Amendment rights,” says the ACLU. “This is huge.”
(Zero Hedge) Facebook has been giving user data to at least 60 major device manufacturers over the last decade – including Apple, Amazon, BlackBerry, Microsoft and Samsung – as part of a data-sharing partnership program which allowed the companies to integrate various features such as messaging and “like” buttons into their products.
(John Vibes) While social media companies have spent years denying that their apps are recording your private conversations, the truth is finally coming out. Related Are You a Slave to Your Phone? Happiness Researchers Explain How Social Media Is Making You Unhappy Source – The Free Thought Project by John Vibes, June 10th, 2018 For years, smartphone users […]
(Rachel Blevins) While the federal government continues to give itself more power, one state has passed a law that bans NSA data collection without due process.
(Matt Agorist) As police raid the homes of peaceful activists for Facebook posts critical of the state, rampant illegal threats to murder children and kill people go unchecked and essentially ignored by the social media giant.
(Derrick Broze) On April 6, a coalition of consumer privacy organizations led by the Electronic Privacy Information Center filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, accusing Facebook of violating individual’s privacy via the company’s facial recognition practices. The complaint focuses on changes to Facebook’s policy which went into effect in early 2018, namely the ability to scan user photos for biometric facial matches without consent.
(Zero Hedge) As the #deletefacebook campaign gains traction in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data harvesting scandal, a number of people have reported that Facebook has also maintained a comprehensive record of phone calls and text messages on Android devices.
(Matt Agorist) As TFTP reported last week, it was revealed that both the Obama campaign and the Trump campaign used third-party integrations to collect private information on millions of unsuspecting Facebook users.
(Matt Agorist) In June of 2016, as Instagram celebrated reaching 500 million monthly users, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, posted a photo of himself enjoying the moment.