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1984: Guess Who’s Scanned All Your Social Media Messages?

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H/T Clash Daily.

Everybody  in the lamestream media is loosing their minds about Cambridge Analytica getting peoples personal information yet they were silent when Obama was Hoovering up personal information.

Hell Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg practically had an office in the White House when Bathhouse Barry Obama was there.

                   

Take a wild guess. After all, there are only a couple of options.

Is it the government?

Perhaps.

Russia?

Don’t be silly.

Facebook?

You betcha!

Big Tech is watching you.

Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg admitted as much in a podcast interview with Ezra Klein, the Editor at Large for Vox, that was released on Monday.

The interview, including a discussion on the ambition of Mark Zuckerberg, is so unbelievably creepy — referencing the ‘Facebook Manifesto’ that would ‘alter the global community’ and is ‘beyond one country’.

In the podcast, Klein says that Facebook is more powerful than any government, but is still a private company run by a CEO.

This comes after the Cambridge Analytica scandal that has all of the ‘elites’ up in arms because President Trump utilized social media better than his opponent in 2016.

Still, silence (other than the kudos in 2012) on the Obama 2012 App that was a much more invasive and insidious ‘data mining’ than Cambridge Analytica selling info from a quiz that people willingly participated in. Granted, they didn’t know that their data was being used this way.

FYI, if you choose to take a ‘Which Disney Princess Are You?‘ quiz and it asks you if it can access your Facebook profile, that is indeed an indicator that it is going to use that information somehow for their own profit — they’re selling your information.

[Editor’s Note: I got Belle from Beauty and the Beast.]

Oh, yes. There is Media (D) hypocrisy at play here.

By the way, a former FEC Commissioner believes that this may have been a violation of Federal Law.

The latest news is that Facebook scans all of your private messages — links, text, and photos — in their Messenger app and blocks the ones that ‘contravene’ the social media platform’s guidelines.

While the intentions behind the practice may be well-meaning, the news is likely to add to users’ concerns over what the social network knows about them

…Facebook is also facing criticism for collecting years of data on call and text histories from Android users.

It’s really disturbing what it is that Facebook knows about you.

Between Facebook, Google, and Apple, they know everything about you — heck, they probably know you better than your spouse.

President Trump is looking to have Facebook not be more powerful than any government.

Zuckerberg is set to testify before Congress on April 10 and 11.

There was a story making the rounds on April 1 that Elon Musk had offered to buy Facebook in order to delete it.

That’s just satire, but Musk did shut down the Tesla and SpaceX Facebook pages because the social network gives him ‘the willies’.

Tesla Motors Club@TeslaMotorsClub

Tesla and SpaceX Leave Facebook After Twitter Users Encourage Musk https://teslamotorsclub.com/blog/2018/03/23/tesla-and-spacex-leave-facebook-after-twitter-users-encourage-musk/ 

Elon Musk

@elonmusk

It’s not a political statement and I didn’t do this because someone dared me to do it. Just don’t like Facebook. Gives me the willies. Sorry.

With all the stories about how much Facebook knows about you, most of us have now ‘got the willies’.

One guy’s entire call history to his partner’s mom was gathered by Facebook:

Dylan McKay@dylanmckaynz

Downloaded my facebook data as a ZIP file

Somehow it has my entire call history with my partner’s mum

Some of the checks are user-driven but the disturbing part is that some of them occur automatically.

Users are able to flag posts or messages that they feel are in violation of the site’s house rules.

This will either cause one of the social network’s community operations team to manually review the content, or automated systems can also make decisions.

Facebook is checking photos to make sure that it doesn’t contain child pornography or malware.

‘For example, on Messenger, when you send a photo, our automated systems scan it using photo matching technology to detect known child exploitation imagery or when you send a link, we scan it for malware or viruses,’ a Facebook Messenger spokeswoman said in a statement.

‘Facebook designed these automated tools so we can rapidly stop abusive behaviour on our platform.’

Source: Daily Mail

What if the platform itself is abusive?

It’s no secret that conservative publishers have been hit the hardest by Facebook’s ‘new rules’.

They use left-wing ‘fact checkers’ like Snopes.

They are now using Wikipedia — an ‘open’ encyclopedia that anyone can edit — to smear conservative websites.

The social network is now the largest publisher in the history of the world.

 

         

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Why Is It…?

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Hat Tip to Proud Hillbilly @ From The Caer.

 

..that no matter what night or where I serve my homeless shelter nights it’s with people who don’t believe in the welfare state?

Why is it that I never see the most vocal local liberals, those who most often declare their superiority to conservatives on social media, on the sign-up for the local homeless shelter or for providing meals to the residents thereof?

Why is it that the only people who will take back to back to back nights at the shelter and then get up and go to work in between are the same people that Cuomo and De Blasio have declared to be unwelcome in New York?

Why is it that so many racist homophobes who are waging a war on women are providing meals for our homeless, food for the community food pantry, clothing for the needy, diapers for baby bottoms, roofs for houses, wood for stoves, grocery cards for families, etc. regardless of race, color, creed, or any of the other things that the mavins of diversity insist we take into account? And why is it that those same racist homophobes who are waging a war on women never pay attention to all those things that the mavins of diversity insist they should?

Why is it that when I worked with setting up the Gabriel Project in Maryland, trying to provide financial and material support to women who don’t want an abortion, our fiercest opponents were people who called themselves “pro-choice”?  Why did the pastors of churches who called themselves “pro-choice” refuse to participate?

Why is it that when I speak out against an organization that targets blacks for killing at a level that the KKK never dreamed of that I’m a racist and waging a war on women?

Why is it that my belief that black Americans are no more in need of the government to take care of them than they are of a good massa to do the same means I’m a racist to the nth degree?

Why is it that when I point out biological reality I’m declared to be waging a war on women or a homophobe by the same people who have declared that “the science is settled” on climate change?

Oh, wait.  Never mind. I know the answer to all that.

Police Use Tear Gas to Break up Noisy Street Party

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This is from ABC News.

I guess it becomes a great party when the police show up.

Care to bet with me they were smoking the wild wood weed? 

Since it was Colorado they were smoking the weed.

 

Fort Collins police say they used tear gas to disperse a large and noisy street party near the Colorado State University campus as some revelers threw bottles at officers.

Police spokeswoman Rita Davis says officers were called to the Summerhill neighborhood late Saturday night amid complaints of a gathering that drew about 300 partygoers.

She says in a news release that officers urged people to leave, but the crowd became unruly and began throwing bottles at police as well as climbing on cars, street light poles and trees.

Some media reports described the melee as riot-like.

Davis says that eventually, police used tear gas and pepper spray to disperse the crowd.

Three partygoers were treated at a hospital for minor injuries, but Davis says no officers were hurt.

The media reports say the event drew mainly a college-age crowd after it was advertised during the week via social media.

 

Raytheon makes software to track social media users

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This is from The Washington Times.

This article makes me to ask, “WTF America!”

I maybe wrong bout this seems to violate The Fourth Amendment.

Lets take a look at the Fourth Amendment.

AMENDMENT IV

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

 

Defense contractor Raytheon has developed software that tracks people online through social media sites like Twitter and Facebook.

The Rapid Information Overlay Technology (RIOT) software uses location data embedded in photographs and other Internet postings to track users’ movements and personal activities, according to Brian UrchRaytheon’s principal investigator.

In a company video obtained and posted online by The London Guardian on Sunday, Mr. Urch shows how repeated “check-ins” or postings on social media sites leave a trail of location data that enables RIOT to build up a detailed daily itinerary for the people it is tracking.

He demonstrates by tracking a Raytheon employee called Nick. When he inputs Nick’s email address, the program responds with a list of social media sites Nick uses. With a few clicks, Mr. Urch is able to compile location data from photographs and other postings Nick has shared on a social media, including FourSquare — a location-based service for FaceBook users that helps online friends know when they are near each other.

RIOT shows the frequency of check-ins and postings from particular locations organized as pie and bar charts.

Press representatives for the Raytheon intelligence and information systems division did not return telephone calls or emails requesting comment.

The company told The Guardian that RIOT is merely a “proof of concept” design that “we are working on with industry, national labs and commercial partners to help turn massive amounts of data into useable information to help meet our nation’s rapidly changing security needs.

“Its innovative privacy features are the most robust that we’re aware of, enabling the sharing and analysis of data without personally identifiable information [like social security numbers or bank account information] being disclosed.”

The news will fuel fears that governments, including the U.S. government, are increasingly using technology to monitor the online activities of citizens.

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/feb/11/raytheon-makes-software-track-social-media-users/#ixzz2L6grxxoi
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