Thursday April 17th 2014

‘Big Brother’ Archives

Computer Scientist Explains How Social Media Predicts Our Behavior and Personality Traits

Youtube | April 3, 2014 Much can be done with online data. But did you know that computer wonks once determined that liking a Facebook page about curly fries means you’re also intelligent? Really. Computer scientist Jennifer Golbeck explains how this came about, how [Read More]

Wearable Tech: Keeping It Close to the Chest

Wired | March 18, 2014 By Eric Chiu Wearable technology will generate more confidential data than ever before. But will it stay secure? Remember how, just a few years ago, something called “the cloud” was generating a whole lot of buzz? There were competing predictions [Read More]

There are real and present dangers around the Internet of Things

The Guardian | March 20, 2014 By Tom Brewster There are a handful of real and present threats. In automobiles, trucks are a major concern. Many contain standardised code to manage vehicles, such as the control area network (CAN) bus protocol, used for internal [Read More]

Christopher Soghoian: Governments buying private software to spy on us

Youtube | March 5, 2014 Privacy researcher Christopher Soghoian sees the landscape of government surveillance shifting beneath our feet, as an industry grows to support monitoring programs. Through private companies, he says, governments are buying technology with the [Read More]

Cameron hints at ‘tougher measures’ if media continues publishing Snowden leaks

RT | October 29, 2013 British Prime Minister David Cameron has issued a veiled threat against media organizations, calling on The Guardian and other outlets to stop publishing the disclosures leaked by National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden. The Guardian [Read More]

Government ‘Mining’ Social Media for Information on Health Behavior

Free Beacon | October 28, 2013 By Elizabeth Harrington The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is “mining” Facebook and Twitter to improve its social media footprint and to assess how Tweets can be used as “change-agents” for health behaviors. The NLM, a division of [Read More]

Will Insurance Companies Use Smart Appliances to Monitor “Unhealthy” Habits?

Will Insurance Companies Use Smart Appliances to Monitor “Unhealthy” Habits?

Old-Thinker News | October 22, 2013 By Daniel Taylor Since 2008 Old-Thinker News has been covering the rapidly advancing Internet of Things (IoT). According to CIA chief David Patraeus the IoT will have a monumental impact on “clandestine tradecraft.” Consumer [Read More]

How to Opt Out of Google’s Plan to Use Your Name and Comments in Ads

New York Times | October 14, 2013 By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER When Google announced last week that it would change its terms of service to allow it to show people’s social networking activity — like names, photos, ratings, reviews and comments — in ads across more than two [Read More]

Careful what you tweet: Police, schools tap social media to track behavior

NBC News | October 6, 2013 By Helen A.S. Popkin A teenager who claimed “sarcasm” after talking on Facebook about shooting up a kindergarten spent months in jail this year for making a “terroristic threat.” Over the summer, Instagram photos of guns [Read More]

Obamacare Fines to be Seized From Bank Accounts?

Infowars | October 2, 2013 By Paul Joseph Watson A man who attempted to sign up for Obamacare online was told that a fine of over $4,000 dollars a year for refusing to take out mandatory health insurance could be taken directly from his bank account, and that his drivers [Read More]

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Globalist Parag Khanna Admits Alternative Media Influences Global Diplomacy

Globalist Parag Khanna Admits Alternative Media Influences Global Diplomacy

Old-Thinker News | April 17, 2014 By Daniel Taylor To those who follow alternative media closely this will not come as [Read More]

US Postal Service Joins in Federal Ammo Purchases

Newsmax | April 14, 2014 By Cheryl K. Chumley Add the U.S. Postal Service to the list of federal agencies seeking to [Read More]

Glass without the glasses: Google patents smart contact lens system with a CAMERA built in

Daily Mail | April 14, 2014 By Mark Prigg Google has patented a smart contact lens that could see its Glass wearable [Read More]

Flash Points of Tyranny: It Doesn’t End With The Bundy Standoff

Flash Points of Tyranny: It Doesn’t End With The Bundy Standoff

Old-Thinker News | April 15, 2014 By Daniel Taylor To the discerning eye they are everywhere; Flashpoints of tyranny [Read More]

Video: Feds Surrender To Americans in Bundy Standoff

Infowars | April 13, 2014 In an epic standoff that Infowars reporter David Knight described as being like “something [Read More]

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