Apple reportedly dropped plans to encrypt all backup data from iPhones, leaving open a vulnerability – likely small – to access private data.
Facial recognition is popping up everywhere and will be used to amass databases of your daily life and your interactions. This is really, really, really creepy and uncomfortable. Read this entire article.
The sole purpose of technology has morphed into 24 x 7 surveillance. Even the FAA’s new proposed rules for “remote ID” of small UAS (model aircraft) will require that you transmit once per second, in real time, details of your flight and who is flying, into an Internet connected FAA database accessible by law enforcement even from inside your own home. There might be a problem with the 4th Amendment on that latter point but no one seems to care. It’s spying on everyone, all the time.
Location data may be used to discern the political interests and activities of the cell phone user. This information could be used in ways to intimidate those with political interests contrary to those with power to use this information against you.
Unknown to almost everyone, our smart phones have become 24 x 7 surveillance devices, tracking and logging our position, in real time, through out the day. This data is then sold to others for analysis, interpretation and marketing purposes.
Universities are intensely tracking the location of student smart phones and analyzing and interpreting that data.
Lengthy descriptions, flowery wording, made up names of farms of origin, the type font used, the order that items appear, the weight of the menu paper, the binding, the colors, the photographs – every aspect of a restaurant menu is working to manipulate your decision.
Accessing everyone’s detailed health data is not enough for Google. Now they want to offer a checking account service so they can monitor your financial records.
School districts are subscribing to Gaggle, a service that provides total surveillance of students, scanning their email, their Microsoft Office 365 documents, their photos – even their social media accounts. Software analyzes their text and attempts (with a high false positive rate) to determine misbehavior, threatening behavior or suicidal tendencies. Regardless every thing students do is placed under constant 24×7 electronic surveillance.
Facebook wants you to think of Facebook for storing personal health information. What could possibly go wrong?