Tag Archives: surveillance

Siri, how many of my photos did you send to the government today?

The meme above was shared by Edward Snowden as the story is unfolding. See also this: “Apple explains how iPhones will scan photos for child-sexual-abuse images“. Now, how could anyone possibly have any problem with that? The way this will … Continue reading

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Just like Obama

The modern surveillance regime in USA, which most likely and routinely intercepts most European digital communication, was started with George W. Bush as President, but heavily expanded during Barack Obama’s presidency. For 4 years it has been running along basically … Continue reading

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2+2=4 and why we were wrong about orwellian societies

Following up on the incredulous attempts to prove that 2+2=4 might not be true, I have now concluded that we were wrong about what to fear from George Orwell’s “1984“. It was not all pervasive surveillance – though that is … Continue reading

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The other side of the conspiracy

From Marcus Hutchins comes this: Imagine what a plot twist it’d be if it turned out Bill Gates wasn’t trying to inject people with tracking chips, and actually the tracking chip was in the social media app those people were … Continue reading

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It isn’t surveillance capitalism

I hear people complain about surveillance capitalism, corporations buying and selling personal and private information about people en masse, but I think this is a misunderstanding that will stop us from solving the problem. A story about someone looking through … Continue reading

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Lack of self-awareness

This post by former US President Barack Obama shows a complete lack of self-awareness: As we wind down 2019, I wanted to share with you my annual list of favorites that made the last year a little brighter. We’ll start … Continue reading

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Delete Facebook

This is your regularly scheduled reminder to delete Facebook. This time brought to you by “why do we keep tracking the location of our users, even after they turned location tracking off? Because we want the location data.” Facebook acknowledged … Continue reading

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Labour promising a Tory dream

For my British friends: Labour promising to nationalise broadband is a true Tory dream, not nightmare. On the surface, this is classic left-wing, socialising a utility to provide equal access for all. I think there are good arguments for ensuring … Continue reading

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Facebook accidentally accessing your camera

At this point, why bother? Facebook users, who really should reconsider their life choices right about now, are noticing that Facebook’s iOS app is accessing their iPhone or iPad camera while they’re doing completely unrelated things, like skimming their FB … Continue reading

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Smart TV surveillance

3 scientific papers examine just how much data is sent back to advertisers and service providers from Smart TV’s and IoT devices: When we watch TV, our TVs watch us back and track our habits. This practice has exploded recently … Continue reading

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