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1984: Google patents massive home spying system

1984: Google patents massive home spying system

Google patents product concepts to use cameras to scan every room and person in your home, to identify the types of clothing you wear, to associate that with potential products, and to understand the types of furniture you own, and using that to estimate your income. Google also patents a system to monitor your children, and which would detect the use of foul language or engaged in other inappropriate behavior in your own home.

It’s 1984 in America and the world.

Seagate wants your photo and social media ID to register a product you’ve purchased from them

Seagate wants your photo and social media ID to register a product you’ve purchased from them

I bought two external Seagate hard drives. Seagate wants me to “register” my product (the sole purpose of which is to gather information about me). You are presented several items to which you are to agree – but you have to click through a few levels to discover that they will attempt to collect the following information about you: “Personal Information” is information that identifies you as an individual or relates to an identifiable individual. We collect the following types…

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“The job of reporters in 2017” is to publish fake news, says news editor

“The job of reporters in 2017” is to publish fake news, says news editor

‘“Publishing this dossier reflects how we see the job of reporters in 2017,” Smith writes. This is an amazing thing to say, because if you think it through, it means publishing open libels and slanders is the job of reporters in 2017. “Fake news will become more sophisticated, and fake, ambiguous, and spun-up stories will spread widely,” warned an important American editor at the end of December 2016. His name: Ben Smith. His publication: BuzzFeed.’ Source: Buzzfeed’s Trump report takes…

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Official, provable, corporate funded marketing lies from Code.org

Official, provable, corporate funded marketing lies from Code.org

Code.org is a lobbying organization funded by high tech industrial giants. They are lobbying to have more kids K-12 studying computer science and less time spent studying other subjects in school. One of their methods is to straight up lie about the size of the job market, as you’ll see on the attached post. And its not a little lie, but being off by a factor of ten. This is a great example of corporate funded propaganda that turns into “facts” quoted in media news stories and then likely gets quoted by politicians.

TripAdvisor has credibility problems

TripAdvisor has credibility problems

The problem with user generated content web sites -a.k.a. social media – is that much of the content is fake, incorrect or even fraudulent. TripAdvisor has a history of censoring bad reviews while letting businesses write fake bad reviews of their competitors.