In their efforts to contain the spread of the pandemic, governments around the world are rolling out body-worn devices (“wearables”) to assist in fighting the virus. Some governments want a technological silver bullet to solve the public health crisis. But many of the tools aimed at solving problems come with a host of other problems that will undermine the public health goals for which they are adopted, and create new unintended consequences for privacy, association, and freedom of expression. →
In the face of a global pandemic, there is an urgent need for reporting relating to the spread of the coronavirus and how governments are responding. But it is in times of crisis that the civil liberties we value most are put to the test—and that is exactly what is happening now as governments around the world clamp down on journalism and stifle the free flow of critical information.
With so little currently known about the novel coronavirus, governments around the world have seized the opportunity to control the narrative around the virus and their responses to it. In countries including Algeria, Azerbaijan, China, Hungary, Indonesia, Iran, Palestine, Russia, South Africa, Thailand, and more, authorities have banned individuals and journalists from sharing false or misleading information about the coronavirus. →
By Tyler Durden
(Activist Post) All across the world, starting with China, the COVID-19 pandemic has allowed for the proliferation of the surveillance state.
More than 100 rights groups are warning that governments and corporations are partnering as a collaborative force to employ big data and increase widespread surveillance that threatens freedoms and privacy, reported Reuters →
(Public Intelligence Blog) I am in the process of being digitally assassinated by Google (killed my use of laptops in office and gmail log-in, killed my YouTube channel log-in), as well as intermittent issues with Twitter and Facebook and Amazon.
If I go dark — no posts, for example — I am dealing with this as best I can. If you want to donate, would be most appreciative: https://paypal.me/EarthIntel.
I am learning and growing stronger. The day will come when we have a social ecology that cannot be censored and that is faithful to the Constitution, Title 10, and the Communications Decency Act.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 (General Assembly resolution 217 A) as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations. It sets out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected and it has been translated into over 500 languages. →
Read more via United Nations Shaping Our Future Together
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. →
Read more & video: “Social Credit Score USA” (7:16) via https://humansarefree.com/2019/12/un-moves-towards-handing-dictatorships-power-to-control-the-internet.html
(Public Intelligence Blog) Google Whistleblower Zach Vorhies Speaks Out
Vorhies has collected and released 950 pages of Google documents that paint a comprehensive picture of how Google is manipulating public opinion and the political landscape
Read full article and view embedded video. →
Read more & videos: “Google Whistleblower Zach Vorhies & Health Freedom Part 1” (29:14) and “Google’s Power to Shift Elections—Zachary Vorhies, Greg Coppola and Dr. Robert Epstein” (52:03) via — Public Intelligence Blog
Sign the “Don’t be evil” petition created by Citizens Against Monopoly
Citizens Against Monopoly is a growing movement to protect America’s economy and democracy from corporate monopolies that undermine opportunity, competition, choice, and freedom of expression.
We believe the future of our country hangs in the balance and it will take citizens, like you, to save it.
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Google’s beginnings start in Room 380 of the Gates building on the Stanford campus. It was there that founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page (described as ‘nice guys’) aimed to find relevant information on the Internet, by rapidly downloading, indexing, and searching the entire Internet using low-cost personal computers. It was 1998, and they had their eyes on out-searching Altavista. →
Read more & video: “Is Google Controlling Your Mind? | Zach Vorhies – Google Whistleblower/ AMPFEST19” (15:49) via — Waking Times