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« Reply #40 on: November 19, 2018, 11:55:54 am »
https://papersplease.org/wp/2018/11/02/what-china-calls-social-credit-the-us-calls-risk-assessment/
What China calls ?social credit?, the US calls ?risk assessment?

A viral video of an announcement on a Chinese high-speed train and a series of reports (here and here) on NPR have prompted a surge of interest this week in China?s ?social credit? system:

    Dear passengers: People who travel without a ticket, behave disorderly, or smoke in public areas will be punished according to regulations, and the behavior will be recorded in individual credit information system. To avoid a negative record of personal credit, please follow the relevant regulations and help with the orders on the train and at the station.

Despite unwarranted comparisons to US financial credit scores, ?social credit? scoring in China is used by the government and para-statal entities, not just private companies, and not just for financial decision-making.

One of the NPR stories as well as a report last month by the Australian Broadcasting Co. include interviews with people who discovered they were barred by the Chinese government from travel on high-speed trains as a result of ?social credit? scores, regardless of their ability to pay for tickets.

Dystopian? Yes.

Unjust? Yes?

?It can?t happen here?? No.

It already happens here, every day, to everyone who travels by airline or engages in bank or credit card transactions.

You may not realize it until you are mysteriously unable to obtain a boarding pass or complete a financial transaction, but each of these activities is already subject to secret, permission-based, extrajudicial prior restraint by the US government.

The default is ?no?.  Since a little over 10 years ago, US Federal regulations have forbidden any airline from issuing a boarding pass unless and until it has sent the would-be traveler?s itinerary and identifying information to the DHS and has received back an individualized, per-passenger, per-flight, permission-to-travel message from the DHS. The DHS generates a secret ?risk score? for each passenger, which determines how closely they are searched and questioned, whether the airline is instructed to call the police when they try to check in, and other aspects of how they are treated.

Even before airlines or banks get to the point of consulting the government, ?carrier sanctions? and similar sanctions against financial institutions give them a financial incentive to err on the side of saying ?no?, not ?yes?.
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What China calls ?social credit scoring?, the US calls ?risk-based screening?.

Government blacklists and real-time pre-crime policing are being applied to control a growing range of activities of daily life. But air travel and financial transactions are the areas where the US government already has a fully deployed and operational real-time ?social credit? system in which private service providers are seamlessly integrated with government agencies to surveil and control our everyday activities.

The question isn?t whether the US should have a ?social credit? system ? it already does ? but whether it should be expanded to more aspects of our lives, or rolled back.
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Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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« Reply #41 on: November 19, 2018, 12:47:52 pm »
https://www.axios.com/axios-on-hbo-tim-cook-interview-apple-regulation-6a35ff64-75a3-4e91-986c-f281c0615ac2.html
Apple CEO Tim Cook calls new regulations "inevitable"
Mike Allen, Ina Fried
Nov 18

CUPERTINO, Calif. ? Apple CEO Tim Cook says tech companies don?t build products that are inherently good or bad, but should be aware that their products can be used for evil. And he said in an interview for "Axios on HBO" that new regulations are likely coming.
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Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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« Reply #42 on: November 20, 2018, 10:55:50 am »
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-11-20/amazon-stores-every-conversation-alexa-heres-how-delete-them
'Always Listening' - Amazon's Alexa Stores Everything You Say To It; Here's How To Delete
 by Tyler Durden
Tue, 11/20/2018

If you're one of the millions of people who own a device with Amazon Alexa, the company's mobile spying device helpful personal assistant, whatever you say may be recorded - especially if someone in the house is named Alexis, Alex, or Lexi.

According to Amazon's Alexa terms of use, the company collects and stores most of what you say to Alexa - including the geolocation of the product along with your voice instructions, reports CNBC's Todd Haselton.
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Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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Re: Internet RICO - Racketeering - Combination Monopolies
« Reply #43 on: November 23, 2018, 01:54:59 pm »
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/11/22/laura-loomer-banned-from-twitter-after-criticizing-ilhan-omar/
Conservative Activist Laura Loomer Banned From Twitter After Criticizing Congresswoman-Elect Ilhan Omar
22 Nov 2018

Independent journalist Laura Loomer was banned from Twitter on Wednesday, following a tweet in which she accused Congresswoman-Elect Ilhan Omar of supporting Sharia law and female genital mutilation.

Loomer, who had amassed more than 260,000 followers on the Twitter, said that the social media platform had permanently suspended her account, informing her that she had violated Twitter?s rules against ?hateful conduct.?
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?Isn?t it ironic how the twitter moment used to celebrate ?women, LGBTQ, and minorities? is a picture of Ilhan Omar?? began Loomer in her tweet, ?Ilhan is pro Sharia Ilhan is pro- FGM Under Sharia, homosexuals are oppressed & killed. Women are abused & forced to wear the hijab. Ilhan is anti Jewish.?

This wasn?t Loomer?s first incident with Twitter. In November 2017, the platform removed Loomer?s blue verification badge amid the removal of badges belonging to several other accounts deemed overtly offensive by Twitter.

Last month, Twitter had also suspended Loomer?s account for six days. It was not made clear as to what specifically prompted the temporary suspension, as Loomer stated that she was never given an explanation.

On Thursday, Facebook followed suit by suspending Loomer?s account features on its platform as well, according to Campbell.

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Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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Re: Internet RICO - Racketeering - Combination Monopolies
« Reply #44 on: November 24, 2018, 11:57:00 am »


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sv813f2Xtrg
The Prisoner Opening Sequence

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nW-bFGzNMXw
The Prisoner [1967] - I'm not a number, I'm a free man! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0LaT6qVRpg
ThePrisoner - I am not a Number.wmv


drudgereport.com

AMAZON WORKERS REVOLT!
WAREHOUSE WALKOUTS
INHUMANE CONDITIONS
'WE ARE NOT ROBOTS'



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Re: Internet RICO - Racketeering - Combination Monopolies
« Reply #45 on: November 29, 2018, 02:56:49 pm »
Loomer has handcuffed herself to Manhattan Twitter HQ .,.. !!!!   NOW

Banned for pointing out Female Genital Mutilation being allowed in the USA



https://www.infowars.com/live-laura-loomer-chains-herself-to-twitter-hq-in-new-york/
Live! Laura Loomer Chains Herself To Twitter HQ In New York to Protest Censorship of Conservatives
Investigative reporter takes the information war into the third dimension
Infowars.com - November 29, 2018

https://www.infowars.com/watch-alex-jones-show/

Earlier :
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/11/22/laura-loomer-banned-from-twitter-after-criticizing-ilhan-omar/
Conservative Activist Laura Loomer Banned From Twitter After Criticizing Congresswoman-Elect Ilhan Omar
22 Nov 2018
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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« Reply #46 on: November 29, 2018, 09:37:59 pm »
https://dailycaller.com/2018/11/29/google-censorship-conservative-media/
EXCLUSIVE: Google Employees Debated Burying Conservative Media In Search Results
11/29/2018


    Google employees debated whether to bury The Daily Caller and other conservative media outlets in search results as a response to President Donald Trump?s election
    ?Let?s make sure that we reverse things in four years,? one engineer wrote in a thread that included a Google vice president
    Google employees similarly sought to manipulate search results to combat Trump?s travel ban

Google employees debated whether to bury conservative media outlets in search results as a response to President Donald Trump?s election in 2016, internal Google communications obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation reveal.

The Daily Caller and Breitbart were specifically singled out as outlets to potentially bury in search results, the communications reveal.

Trump?s election in 2016 shocked many Google employees, who had been counting on Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton to win.
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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« Reply #47 on: December 08, 2018, 11:26:04 am »
https://www.businessinsider.in/f-you-leakers-a-former-senior-google-employee-says-a-frantic-quest-to-stop-internal-info-getting-out-is-now-managements-number-one-priority/articleshow/67000790.cms
'F--- you leakers': A former senior Google employee says a frantic quest to stop internal info getting out is now management's 'number one priority'
Kieran Corcoran
Dec 8, 2018, 04.11 PM

    Jack Poulson, who quit Google in September over its search project in China, spoke about the company's culture of secrecy.
    He said managers are more concerned with stopping leaks than anything else.
    Poulson cited an engineer yelling "f--- you leakers" at an all-hands meeting as an example of the attitude to leaking.
    Court documents and concerned employees have previously given a picture of the extreme lengths to which Google goes to protect its secrets.

A senior former Google employee who quit over its controversial plans to launch a search engine in China painted a picture of a company whose upper echelons are obsessed with stopping leaks, to the exclusion of almost anything else.

Jack Poulson, a former researcher at the company, said that senior managers consider the prevention of leaks to be their "number one priority."
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Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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« Reply #48 on: December 15, 2018, 03:40:44 pm »
9 out of 10 Apple workers are hard left ... so ... they are coming to your town ...  and train your new lefties ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0duqM-6Tbg
Conservatives in Silicon Valley speak in shadows

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOILZ_D3aRg
Diversity, Perversity Let's call the whole thing off

https://www.dictionary.com/browse/perverse
willfully determined or disposed to go counter to what is expected or desired; contrary.



https://www.theguardian.com/media/2011/oct/31/apple-digital-vampire-pete-townshend
Apple is a 'digital vampire', says Pete Townshend

Pete Townshend has called on iTunes owner Apple to do more to support musicians "whose work it bleeds like a digital vampire Northern Rock".

https://knpr.org/npr/2018-12/apple-will-build-1-billion-campus-austin-adding-5000-jobs
Apple Will Build $1 Billion Campus in Austin, Adding 5,000 Jobs

Apple already employs more people in Austin than it does in any other city outside of its California headquarters. The new campus will be near its existing facility in the North Austin area.

Dec 13, 2018by
Bill Chappell

Apple plans to build a 133-acre campus in Austin, Texas, that will cost $1 billion and employ 5,000 new workers, the company announced Thursday. The company says the move is expected to make it the largest private employer in Austin.

Apple already employs more people in that city, some 6,200 workers, than it does in any other city outside of its headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. The company now plans to add substantially to that figure.

Its current main site in Austin is an office park roughly 12 miles north of downtown. The new campus will also be in North Austin, less than a mile from the current facilities. And it will have room to grow to 15,000 workers, the company says.

"Apple is proud to bring new investment, jobs and opportunity to cities across the United States and to significantly deepen our quarter-century partnership with the city and people of Austin," CEO Tim Cook, said in a news release about the plan.
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« Reply #49 on: December 19, 2018, 10:42:55 am »
https://www.seattletimes.com/business/facebook-offered-users-privacy-wall-then-let-tech-giants-around-it/
Facebook offered users privacy wall, then let tech giants around it
Originally published December 18, 2018 at 6:26 pm Updated December 19, 2018 at 8:02 am
 By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE , MICHAEL LaFORGIA and GABRIEL J.X. DANCE
The New York Times

Internal records show that the social network had arrangements with Microsoft, Amazon and others, effectively exempting some partners from its usual privacy rules. The documents underscore how personal data has become the digital age?s prized commodity.

For years, Facebook gave some of the world?s largest technology companies more intrusive access to users? personal data than it has disclosed, effectively exempting those business partners from its usual privacy rules, according to internal records and interviews.

The special arrangements are detailed in hundreds of pages of Facebook documents obtained by The New York Times. The records, generated in 2017 by the company?s internal system for tracking partnerships, provide the most complete picture yet of the social network?s data-sharing practices. They also underscore how personal data has become the most prized commodity of the digital age, traded on a vast scale by some of the most powerful companies in Silicon Valley and beyond.
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What we need is a convenient  data breach .... oh ...

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kateoflahertyuk/2018/09/29/facebook-data-breach-what-to-do-next/#13d82052de35
Sep 29, 2018, 05:05am
Facebook Data Breach -- What To Do Next

Yesterday, Facebook notified users of a massive data breach affecting over 50 million people. The breach had taken place three days earlier, on the afternoon of 25 September.

The social media giant says it doesn?t know exactly what kind of information has been compromised. However, in an updated statement yesterday, it did admit the hack affected those who use Facebook to log into other accounts.

How do you know if you?ve been impacted?

If you?ve been affected by the breach, Facebook logged you out of your account yesterday. The social network said it would also notify these people in a message on top of their News Feed about what happened.
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Has the issue been fixed?

According to Facebook, yes. It believes it has fixed the security vulnerability, which enabled hackers to exploit a weakness in Facebook?s code to access the ?View As? privacy tool that allows users to see how their profile looks to other people.
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« Reply #50 on: January 09, 2019, 10:09:35 am »
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-01-08/samsung-phone-users-get-a-shock-they-can-t-delete-facebook
Samsung Phone Users Perturbed to Find They Can't Delete Facebook
By Sarah Frier
January 8, 2019, 10:55 AM PST

    Galaxy owners take to Twitter to complain about permanent app
    Pre-install deals are common, but privacy concerns are rising
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Winke bought his Samsung Galaxy S8, an Android-based device that comes with Facebook?s social network already installed, when it was introduced in 2017. He has used the Facebook app to connect with old friends and to share pictures of natural landscapes and his Siamese cat -- but he didn?t want to be stuck with it. He tried to remove the program from his phone, but the chatter proved true -- it was undeletable. He found only an option to "disable," and he wasn?t sure what that meant.
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A Facebook spokesperson said the disabled version of the app acts like it?s been deleted, so it doesn?t continue collecting data or sending information back to Facebook.
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The Menlo Park, California-based company said whether the app is deletable or not depends on various pre-install deals Facebook has made with phone manufacturers, operating systems and mobile operators around the world over the years, including Samsung. Facebook, the world?s largest social network, wouldn?t disclose the financial nature of the agreements, but said they?re meant to give the consumer "the best" phone experience right after opening the box.
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onsumer-advocacy groups have been skeptical of such arrangements for years, according to Jeff Chester, executive director of the Center for Digital Democracy.

?It?s only recently that people have become to understand that these apps really power the spy in your pocket,? he said.
?Companies should be filing public documents on these deals, and Facebook should turn over public documents that show there is no data collection when the app is disabled.?

Facebook isn?t the only company whose apps show up on smartphones by default. A T-Mobile US Inc. list of apps built into its version of the Samsung Galaxy S9, for example, includes the social network as well as Amazon.com Inc. The phone also comes loaded with many Google apps such as YouTube, Google Play Music and Gmail; Google is the creator of the Android software that powers the phone. Other phone makers and service providers, including LG Electronics Inc., Sony Corp., Verizon Communications Inc. and AT&T Inc., have made similar deals with app makers. When Twitter?s app is loaded on a new phone by default, it wouldn?t collect any data unless a user had an account or created a new one, and opened the app and logged in, the company said.

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Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5