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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 even analyzes the photos you take with your phone, including collecting data for facial recognition, and attempts to identify the emotions of those in the photos.
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.
Google’s Android OS is specifically designed as a surveillance tool, to collect invasive and detailed personal information about all Android users, globally. Researchers show that an idle Android phone, left on, reports location data to Google 14 times per hour. If you use the phone, Google acquires even more data. Google also correlates your Android data with your web surfing using its advertising networks – even “anonymous” data is correlated with actual individuals.
Companies that run propaganda platforms meet to discuss what to do about people who use their propaganda platforms for propaganda … too funny 🙂
Trailer for the documentary “The Creepy Line” – how online services are collecting and analyzing everything about you in a grand scheme of manipulation.
Google answers the question “texas voter registration deadline” with the wrong date that would leave a prospective voter unable to vote in the November election.
This blog is now tweeting again by cross posting to my existing Twitter account at twitter.com/coldstreams
Software that pretends to be as intelligent as humans (or as unintelligent as humans) some times make funny errors…