Tag: Big Brother

Web inventor urges users to seek ‘complete control’ of data

World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee on Monday slammed the increasing commodification of personal information and appealed for internet users to strive to maintain “complete control” of their data. Berners-Lee, credited with creating the web in 1989, is on a mission to save his invention from a range of problems increasingly dominating online life, including […]

The US Government Will Be Scanning Your Face At 20 Top Airports

“This is opening the door to an extraordinarily more intrusive and granular level of government control.” In March 2017, President Trump issued an executive order expediting the deployment of biometric verification of the identities of all travelers crossing US borders. That mandate stipulates facial recognition identification for “100 percent of all international passengers,” including American […]

Zuckerberg Wants Facebook to Build a Mind-Reading Machine

FOR THOSE OF us who worry that Facebook may have serious boundary issues when it comes to the personal information of its users, Mark Zuckerberg’s recent comments at Harvard should get the heart racing. Zuckerberg dropped by the university last month ostensibly as part of a year of conversations with experts about the role of […]

Why your smartwatch and wearable devices are the next big privacy nightmare

Smartwatches and other wearables will be a must-have for personalised healthcare, but a privacy backlash could put an end to all that. As wearable devices like smartwatches become more popular with consumers, and remote monitoring of patients using these devices becomes a standard part of healthcare in the next few years, we will have to […]

Fight against ‘Big Brother’ surveillance toys gets serious

Privacy organization calls for ‘smart’ regs for ‘smart’ playtime Privacy organizations have been campaigning in the United States for several years for regulations to protect children from internet-connected “smart” toys such as dolls and games that enable the manufacturers to listen to their playtime. Now the effort is going global. The Electronic Privacy Information Center is urging the European […]

#FREEKNOWLES: Twitter Suspends Daily Wire’s Michael Knowles For Election Day Joke

Saturday night, the Daily Wire’s own Michael Knowles revealed on his Instagram that he’d been suspended by Twitter over a joke Tweet instructing Democrats to vote on November 7, the Wednesday after Election Day. Twitter, which has been loathe to remove threatening Tweets, and, according to reports, tolerated the man allegedly behind a nationwide bombing […]

LEAKED VIDEO: Google Leadership’s Dismayed Reaction to Trump Election

This senior Google executive didn’t say, “Hillary Clinton lost” or “the Democrats lost” or “they lost”. She said “we lost”. We. At a Google staff meeting. Being a partisan Democrat is just assumed at Google. pic.twitter.com/wwp4wiV50D — Ezra Levant 🍁 (@ezralevant) September 12, 2018 A video recorded by Google shortly after the 2016 presidential election […]

Privacy | 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidates

What do the Democratic Candidates Believe About Warrantless Domestic Surveillance / Privacy? Y= Supports DSWW   N=does not support DSWW   R=Seeks to reduce   Hillary Clinton: R Hillary’s Evasive Views on the NSA Hillary Clinton is almost certain to launch a bid for the presidency. But at least for now, she’s determined to keep the public guessing about […]

Real ID | 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidates

What do the Democratic Candidates Believe About Real ID / E-Verify? Y= for N= against   Hillary Clinton: RI=Y / EV=? Hillary Clinton Pledges to ‘Fight for Comprehensive Immigration Reform’, Expand Executive Amnesty “I will fight for comprehensive immigration reform and a path to citizenship for you and for your families across our country,” she said. […]

Privacy | 2016 Republican Presidential Candidates

What do the Republican Candidates Believe About Warrantless Domestic Surveillance / Privacy? Y= Supports DSWW   N=does not support DSWW   R=reduce   Ben Carson: N Carson on Wednesday also weighed in on the debate in Congress over whether to reauthorize the Patriot Act, calling the National Security Agency’s (NSA) bulk collection of metadata with U.S. phone calls a violation […]