Smart City Planners Confirm Bluetooth and WiFi Devices Transmit Data Even When Disconnected — Activist Post – January 21, 2020

By B.N. Frank

(Activist Post)  According to a 2018 survey, 66% of Americans don’t want to live in “Smart Cities” because of privacy and cybersecurity concerns. →

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Top Apps Invade User Privacy By Collecting and Sharing Personal Data, New Report Finds — Activist Post – January 14, 2020

By Christoph Schmon

(Activist Post)  A new year often starts with good resolutions. Some resolve to change a certain habit, others resolve to abandon an undesired trait. Mobile app makers, too, claim to have user behavior and their preferences at their heart. From dating to health to music, their promise is to add convenience to consumers’ lives or to offer support when needed. The bad news is that the ecosystem of the underlying ad tech industry has not changed and still does not respect user privacy. A new report published today by the Norwegian Consumer Council (NCC) looks at the hidden side of the data economy and its findings are alarming. →

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UN Moves Towards Handing Dictatorships Power to Control the Internet — Humans Are Free – December 31, 2019

Un Moves Towards Handing Dictatorships Power To Control The Internet

(Humans Are Free)  The United Nations wants to hand power to dictatorial regimes like China to control the Internet, prompting fears of a massive new free speech purge.

The General Assembly has approved a resolution sponsored by China and Russia to set up a committee of “international experts” whose role would be to stop “the use of information and communications technologies for criminal purposes.”

However, many caution that the move is merely a back door for authoritarian regimes to further censor dissent. →

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iPhone 11 Has A Great Feature You Can’t Opt Out Of — Tracking You Everywhere! — Activist Post – December 8, 2019

By Jason Bermas

Activist Post Editor’s Note: You can supposedly turn off all of the privacy violations embedded in your smart devices. As Jason Bermas breaks down, this is not the case; your geolocation is still being pinged. →

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Bill Gates Wants to Export India’s National ID System Around the Globe — Activist Post – December 6, 2019

By Daniel Taylor

(Activist Post)  It’s not just a social credit score system spreading around the world from China that threatens the free people of the world; India’s Aadhaar National ID program has the full support of Bill Gates and the World Bank as a model for other countries to follow. Gates said in a 2018 CNBC interview that it was “too bad” if someone thought that Aadhaar was a privacy issue: →

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Attention: Smart TV Owners –The FBI Has Some Warnings For You — Activist Post – December 3, 2019

By B.N. Frank Maybe you should have held on to your box TV after all. From Yahoo: But like anything that connects to the internet, it opens up smart TVs to security vulnerabilities and hackers. Not only that, many smart TVs come with a camera and a microphone. But as is the case with most…→

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All Eyes Are On You! The Five Eyes Surveillance Network and the #1vs5i Campaign — Activist Post – December 1, 2019

By Jason Bermas

There is a much greater overarching network of surveillance that is tracking, tracing, and databasing nearly everyone on a global scale. Jason Bermas is joined on this episode by Taylor Hudak who covers the plight of New Zealand journalist and activist Suzie Dawson who has been embroiled in exposing the Five Eyes program through her #1vs5i campaign. →

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