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Month: August 2018

Telecomm and ISP companies on privacy

Telecomm and ISP companies on privacy

A telco lobbyists sent a document to the wrong person, who has gone ahead and shared it with all. The telcos argue they’ve long supported privacy for their consumers – except, as the author of this linked article notes, that is not true at all and they have already admitted they view everything they can get.

Is the “San Bernadino Sheriff under scrutiny” for posting a photo of a deputy praying? No.

Is the “San Bernadino Sheriff under scrutiny” for posting a photo of a deputy praying? No.

“The San Bernadino Sheriff’s Department is under scrutiny for posting this photo of a deputy praying before his shift. If you support this Deputy and his department’s decision, share this.” appears to be a fake Internet meme created by a troll operation and designed to inflame emotions.

Make outrageous claims that you violated the law – to get YouTube video views

Make outrageous claims that you violated the law – to get YouTube video views

UK Commercial drone pilot Matthew Greaves spots the absurdity of YouTubers claiming quadcopter near miss collisions with airliners in order to get more views on their YouTube videos. The YouTuber is claiming he flew his quadcopter in violation of UK laws and regulations and nearly collided with an airliner. Except that did not happen. It’s just a click-bait video title. In fact, the thumbnail image is a bad PhotoShop creation. The video shows no aircraft what so ever. It is…

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SocialPanic.org has moved to a new server

SocialPanic.org has moved to a new server

The SocialPanic.org web site has moved to this server as this server sees far more visitors, costs less, and enables more features than were available through Wordpress.com. Please adjust your RSS news feed reader, as needed.

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Part 8: Is Denmark a socialist country?

Part 8: Is Denmark a socialist country?

This blog analyzed a popular social media propaganda post that was widely distributed in 2016. The poster encouraged viewers to share if you wanted the U.S. to be just like Denmark. Nearly all the claims about Denmark, however, were false. Yet the poster was widely shared. Another popular meme is that Denmark is a socialist country and we should be just like Denmark. Except Denmark is not a socialist country – and that is according to the Prime Minister of Denmark.

Google collects everything about you, and its creepy how invasive they are

Google collects everything about you, and its creepy how invasive they are

Google collects massive amounts of data about you, every day, 24 x 7, including when your phone is turned on but not in use. This post links to an academic paper on the data collected and how it is collected using Android and Chrome. Both products are designed and used to gather information about your interests and your life.