Apple’s New “FaceID” Could Be A Powerful Mass Spying Tool

Apple’s New “FaceID” Could Be A Powerful Mass Spying Tool:

On Tuesday, Apple revealed their newest phone. The new line was anticipated by Apple users and is another cult favorite.  But many are rightly skeptical of the “FaceID” feature.

FaceID, is a tool that would use facial recognition to identify individuals and unlock their phones for use. Unsurprisingly, this has generated some major anxiety about mass spying and privacy concerns. Retailers already have a desire for facial recognition technology. They want to monitor consumers, and without legally binding terms and Apple could use FaceID to track consumer patterns at its stores or develop and sell data to others.

That seems minor on the surface, but the ramifications could be enormous. 

It’s also highly possible that police would be able to more easily unlock phones without consent by simply holding an individual’s phone up to his or her face, violating the rights of the person to privacy.

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If You Care About Privacy, You Should Change Your Twitter Settings Right Now

Open Settings and go to Settings and privacy > Privacy and safety > Personalization and data. At the top of this page is an option to disable all personalization and data settings; on the Twitter website, click the Disable all.


If You Care About Privacy, You Should Change Your Twitter Settings Right Now:

Authoired by Sarah Cronin via TheAntiMedia.org,

Since Wednesday, Twitter has been sending out emails and notifications to its over 300 million monthly users to inform them of changes to their privacy policy.

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WhatsApp Isn’t Only Giving Your Information to Facebook — and No, You Can’t Opt-Out

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WhatsApp Isn’t Only Giving Your Information to Facebook — and No, You Can’t Opt-Out:

When Facebook purchased the encrypted mobile messaging app, WhatsApp, for $19 billion in 2014, some users were concerned about the security of their information and the implications of their private correspondence being handed over to the largest data mining operation in human history. At the time, WhatsApp founder Jan Koum claimed there would be no changes in operations, claiming:

There would have been no partnership between our two companies if we had to compromise on the core principles that will always define our company, our vision and our product.”  

Surprise! WhatsApp announced Thursday it would be sharing all user information with Facebook, compromising the core principle that defined the company — privacy.

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Belgian Police Warn Citizens Not To Use Facebook’s Reaction Buttons

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Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Use Facebook’s Reactions Buttons:

Belgian police are warning users not to use the Facebook Reactions feature to respond to posts if they want to protect their privacy. In February, the series of six emoticons, allowing users to express a range of emotions from anger to love, were added to the original thumbs-up option. They came in response to calls for a ‘Dislike’ button.

However, the new expressions are another big ‘like’ for Facebook and a ‘dislike’ for its users — according to Belgian police who claim the site is using them as a way to collect information on people to target advertising toward them. In a statement released on their official website on Wednesday, the Belgian force warned people to avoid using the series of emoticons if they want to preserve their privacy.

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Anarchast – Jeff Berwick Intervievs John McAfee: Everyone Is Spying On You! (Video)

Real interview (after the introduction and the video clip) starts at 5:10 into the video:

Published on Feb 1, 2015

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Jeff interviews international man of intrigue and freedom fighter John McAfee, topics include: massive corruption in central america, McAfee on the run, Belize a dictatorship, a wild ride, you are responsible for your own security, selective privacy, obtrusive and sneaky applications present real dangers, you cant rely on the government, NSA far from the only spy, homeland insecurity, the madness of the ‘war on terror’, yoga and meditation, on being alone…

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John McAfee: Security Is An Illusion – We Have To Take Security Into Our Own Hands (Video)

Feb 21, 2015

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“Security is an illusion… We don’t get out of life alive — none of us, so there can be no absolute security. That’s the certainty.”

Andrew Demeter is a young American political activist, amateur filmmaker, entrepreneur, journalist, and author. His documentary ‘We The People, Genetically-Modified?’ won first prize in C-SPAN’s 2014 StudentCam competition. To collect the award, he visited the United States Capitol in Washington D.C. where he met and questioned former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, on matters concerning the National Security Agency’s metadata collection. He recorded the short confrontation with his mobile phone, and the video subsequently went viral online. American radio host and documentary filmmaker Alex Jones has glorified Demeter as “a successful, young journalist…just by asking real questions!”.

5 Shocking Facts About You That Anyone Can Find Online

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5 Shocking Facts About You That Anyone Can Find Online:

If you’re an American citizen, then the government has a personal file on you. Think of it like your permanent record from your grade school days. These records contain highly sensitive personal information about you such as where you live, your contact info, your relatives and associates, arrest records, and even speeding tickets. But what many people don’t know, is that this information is all considered “public record,”—and anyone can access it.

Now, a controversial new site is taking things a step further by gathering these records together and posting them online, so anyone with a computer and Internet access can see them.

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UN Privacy Chief: UK Surveillance Bill Is ‘Worse Than Scary’

Joseph Cannataci, United Nations special rapporteur on prviacy

UN privacy chief: UK surveillance bill is ‘worse than scary’:

The UK government’s proposed surveillance legislation is “worse than scary”, the United Nations privacy chief has said.

Joseph Cannataci, the UN’s special rapporteur on privacy, attacked the government’s draft Investigatory Powers Bill, saying he had never seen evidence that mass surveillance works. He also accused MPs of leading an “absolute offensive” and an “orchestrated” media campaign to distort the debate and take hold of new powers.

The comments came during a live streamed keynote presentation at the Internet Governance Forum in Brazil, where leading experts from around the world have gathered to discuss the future of the internet and web policy.

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And Here It Comes … Patriot Act 2: Obama Executive Order Will Promote Sharing Of Confidential Information With Corporations

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Patriot Act 2: Obama Executive Order Will Promote Sharing Of Confidential Information With Corporations (ZeroHedge, Feb 13, 2015):

Here come the “information sharing and analysis organizations”, or ISAOs.

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In the aftermath of the Snowden whistleblowing scandal which has now all but been forgotten, there was a brief period when it seemed the growth of the US spying apparatus would be halted if not put into reverse. Those days are long forgotten and later today Obama is expected to to sign an executive order “that aims to make it easier for the government to share classified cyberthreat information with companies.”

The spin, as proposed by the WSJ, is that “this will be effort designed to spur collaboration and deter hackers, the White House said.” In reality what Obama’s latest executive order will do, is expand the universe of entities that has access to the trove of private confidential data contained in the vast government spying apparatus, which as has been made all too clear now focuses as much on US citizens as it does on legitimate foreign threats, and further eviscerate the concept of individual privacy in the US.

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