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  • Car insurance companies secretly collecting driver data with the help of phone apps: report

    06/11/2024 7:16:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 44 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 10, 2024 | Ariel Zilber
    Popular smartphone apps used to track people’s location and provide weather reports may hand over driving data to a firm that sells the information to insurance companies for the purposes of setting rates for unsuspecting motorists... apps Life360, MyRadar and Gas Buddy are providing user data to an Allstate-owned company, Arity, which computes the numbers to create a “driving score” that takes into account any risky behavior behind the wheel... That information is then sold to other insurance firms — with user consent — which set rates for their customers ... Life360, which is used by parents to keep track...
  • ‘The McAllen Project’: New Forensic Details on How the Government Spied on Me and My CBS Computers

    06/10/2024 7:58:40 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 15 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson (.com) ^ | June 9, 2024 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Never-before-released details of the behind-the-scenes investigationsHow it Started“Reeeeeeeee.”The noise is coming from my personal Apple desktop computer in the small office adjacent to my bedroom. It’s starting up.On its own.“Reeeeeeeee…chik chik chik chik,” says the computer as it shakes itself awake.The electronic sounds stir me from sleep. I squint my eyes at the clock radio on the table next to the bed. The numbers blink back: “3:14 a.m.”Only a day earlier, my CBS-issued Toshiba laptop, perched at the front of my bed, had whirred to life on its own, untouched by human hands. What time was that?I think it was...
  • Adobe new terms of service require you to give access to your projects so they can moderate your content.

    06/07/2024 7:17:22 PM PDT · by davikkm · 29 replies
    Adobe’s recent changes to its terms of service have indeed sparked concern among creators. When users opened Photoshop, they were greeted with a pop-up informing them of these adjustments. While it’s common for companies to update their terms of service, Adobe’s changes go beyond the usual permissions. Specifically, section 2.2 of the terms now grants Adobe the right to access content generated from its programs for various purposes, including training artificial intelligence (AI). Here’s a summary of the key points: Access to Your Content: Adobe’s updated terms of service allow them to access and view your content for various purposes,...
  • How China spies: The intelligence community has its work cut out to counter CCP espionage

    05/29/2024 8:54:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Spectator World ^ | 05/29/2024 | Nigel Inkster
    Most states spy. In principle there’s nothing to stop them. But China’s demand for intelligence on the rest of the world goes far beyond anything western intelligence agencies would typically gather. It encompasses masses of commercial data and intellectual property and has been described by Keith Alexander, a former head of the National Security Agency, as “the greatest transfer of wealth in history.” As well as collecting data from government websites, politicians, universities, think tanks and human rights organizations, China also targets Chinese diaspora groups and individuals. Congress has just cracked down on the Chinese-owned TikTok, which has admitted that...
  • VIDEO: Woman Who Advocated SPYING on Trump in 2017 Now Hyped by MTP

    05/26/2024 1:00:27 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies
    Rumble ^ | March 26, 2024 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEOHey Meet The Press! Did you really think our memories are so short that we would forget that Evelyn Farkas was the former Obama official who in early 2017 advocated that liberals in government SPY on President Donald Trump? And yet you dredged her up again to piously lecture us peons about 2024 election violence and the peaceful transfer of power. Never forget what a FRAUD Farkas was and is amidst her current holier than thou sanctimonious lecturing on FAKE NEWS MTP about "Threats to DEMAHCRACY."
  • Ex-CIA officer accused of spying for China pleads guilty in a Honolulu courtroom

    05/25/2024 5:40:49 AM PDT · by DFG · 9 replies
    AP via NBC News ^ | 05/24/2024 | AP
    A former CIA officer and contract linguist for the FBI accused of spying for China for at least a decade pleaded guilty Friday in a federal courtroom in Honolulu. Alexander Yuk Ching Ma, 72, has been in custody since his arrest in August 2020. The Justice Department said in a court filing it amassed “a war chest of damning evidence” against him, including an hourlong video of Ma and an older relative — also a former CIA officer — providing classified information to intelligence officers with China’s Ministry of State Security in 2001. The video shows Ma counting the $50,000...
  • Mysterious shooting outside Army Special Forces residence in North Carolina raises questions

    05/24/2024 8:53:00 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 23, 2024 | Jennifer Griffin, Liz Friden
    Two Chechen men who spoke broken English were found near the soldier's home. The family alleges the suspected intruder, 35-year-old Ramzan Daraev of Chicago was taking photos of their children. When confronted near a power line in a wooded part of the property, an altercation ensued and Daraev was shot several times at close range. -snip Sheriff Ronnie Fields said in a statement: "The caller indicated that an individual was observed taking photographs on the property and had become aggressive towards a resident outside their home…. The deceased was found approximately 250 yards from the roadway, along a powerline on...
  • California testing car tracking as possible gas tax replacement

    05/24/2024 6:37:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 5/24/24 | Daniella Genovese
    States are seeking out ways to recoup losses from lost gas tax revenue. California, which relies on gas tax and other fuel tax revenues to support its roadway maintenance, is piloting the idea of a "road charge," which would charge drivers based on the number of miles they drive rather than how much gas they purchase. The pilot program was initiated due to the fact that the collection of gas tax revenue is estimated to decrease in the coming years, according to the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA). CalSTA officials told FOX Business that a bill, signed in 2021, established...
  • Elon Musk Suggests Shifting 'Consumer Desktops To Linux' As Satya Nadella Promotes Microsoft's New Windows AI Feature 'Recall' With Photographic Memory

    05/22/2024 7:21:25 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 45 replies
    MSN ^ | 5/21/24
    Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has once again targeted Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) after a clip of Satya Nadella surfaced on social media talking about new AI capabilities in Windows PCs. What Happened: In an interview with Wall Street Journal which was made public on Monday, Nadella spoke about new AI capabilities of Microsoft’s Copilot+PCs with Qualcomm chips and AI Windows. One of the features was “Recall,” which enables Windows to take constant screenshots of the user’s screen and use a generative AI model to process the data, making it searchable. The clip from the video was shared by a...
  • "Satya Nadella says Windows PCs will have a photographic memory feature called Recall that will remember and understand everything you do on your computer by taking constant screenshots"

    05/20/2024 8:34:03 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 54 replies
    X ^ | 5/20/2024 | @Tsarnick; Satya Nadella CEO, Microsoft; WSJ’s Joanna Stern
    ransomnote: Transcript below.Click to view the 1 minute video on X (watermarked @tsarnick)May 20, 2024 TRANSCRIPT BEGINS~~~~~~~~~~Satya Nadella (CEO of Microsoft): How do we introduce memory,right?Photographic memory into what you do on the PCAnd now we have it. So it's called Recall.It's not keyword search.It's semantic search over all your history.And it's not just about any document, we can recreate moments from the past essentially.WSJ’s Joanna Stern (interviewer, provides demonstration): Here's how it works.Windows constantly takes screen shots of what's on your screen, then uses a generative AI model right on the device along with the NPU to process all...
  • Bannon is going OFF on Speaker Johnson

    05/10/2024 8:13:11 AM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 31 replies
    Jack Posobiec on X ^ | May 11, 2024 | Jack Posobiec
    Jack Poso 🇺🇸 @JackPosobiec Bannon is going OFF on Speaker Johnson
  • Thanks a lot, Speaker Johnson: FBI brass just urged agents to use warrantless wiretaps on US citizens…

    05/10/2024 6:29:34 AM PDT · by Tench_Coxe · 32 replies
    The FBI is at it again, going after US citizens with a little help from Speaker Johnson and the rest of Congress, who voted to extend the FBI’s 702 FISA powers. Remember, these are the same powers they used illegally against President Trump and his team without ever facing the consequences. Now, they’re back in action, ready to crank up the wiretaps, all thanks to our “captured” lawmakers. As a matter of fact, about 20 minutes before becoming Speaker, Mike Johnson was against the FBI’s warrantless wiretaps. But that stance took a quick turn after the feds got him alone...
  • Government mandates that your car 'monitor' your behavior: Biden signed the bill in 2021

    05/06/2024 7:47:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/05/2024 | Eric Utter
    New technologies that will make monitoring drivers' behavior easy and comprehensive … will soon also be mandatory.H.R. 3684, an “infrastructure” bill signed by Joe Biden in 2021 included a provision mandating expanded monitoring of folks as they drive an automobile. And henceforth the intrusive technologies will be required in all new vehicles being manufactured and sold in the U.S.New vehicles will be required to have passive monitoring systems to assess each driver’s behavior. An algorithm will determine if the driver is too impaired to operate the vehicle. If so, the vehicle will either be disabled, or some as yet unexplained...
  • Whistleblower organization seeks to compel DOJ to disclose why it spied on congressional staff

    05/02/2024 4:24:32 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    Just the News ^ | May 2, 2024 4:32pm Updated: May 2, 2024 5:41pm | John Solomon and Steven Richards
    A whistleblower organization has initiated a court action to force the Department of Justice to disclose why it spied on congressional staff, setting up a landmark legal battle on an issue that has rankled both Republicans and Democrats.Last fall, several current and former congressional oversight staff were belatedly informed that the Justice Department seized phone and email records in 2017 in an internal investigation, raising concerns about separation of powers between two branches of government.Jason Foster, who is now the founder and chair of Empower Oversight, the group which sued in court this week to unseal the court documents in...
  • One Company Is Recording Tens of Millions of License Plates Per Month Across 47 States

    05/02/2024 11:07:44 AM PDT · by algore · 52 replies
    Automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) cameras are becoming more and more common on American roads, thanks to one company. Flock Safety is a tech company that provides surveillance products to a wide array of clients. Its largest customer is law enforcement. Namely, governing bodies use the company's ALPR cameras to capture millions of U.S. driver plates all over the country. Many local citizens are unaware of the cameras. Chiefly, this is due to the quiet methods used to install them and utilize recorded data. Eric Fielder works in real estate. He recently noticed something unusual in his community. The resident...
  • MASSIVE REVELATION! James O’Keefe Releases Undercover Video of CIA Contractor Admitting CIA Director Withheld Info from Trump and Spied on His Presidency

    05/01/2024 6:16:48 PM PDT · by bitt · 32 replies
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/ ^ | 5/1/2024 | Cristina Laila
    James O’Keefe last Friday warned he was about to release the most important story of his entire career. “I have evidence that exposes the CIA, and it’s on camera. I am working on releasing a story that I believe is the most important of my entire career,” O’Keefe said on Friday. “Do you think it’s a coincidence that right at this moment I am subject to an endless series of attacks?” he said. “This is obviously a sophisticated information operation designed to stop me from releasing this story. I’m sure you recognize they are masters of using half-truths and innuendos...
  • Nolte: Report Says 13 Banks Helped Feds Spy on Trump Supporters

    04/25/2024 11:30:55 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/25/2024 | JOHN NOLTE
    A report in the Daily Mail says that Republicans in Congress are investigating more than ten banks “for colluding with the federal government to spy on Americans after the January 6 protests.” The alleged witch hunt was in search of “‘extremism’ indicators.” You won’t be surprised at all to learn what qualifies as an “extremism indicator.” Fox News reported on January 17: Federal investigators asked banks to search and filter customer transactions by using terms like “MAGA” and “Trump” as part of an investigation into Jan. 6, warning that purchases of “religious texts” could indicate “extremism,” the House Judiciary Committee...
  • Now We Are Supposed to Cheer Government Surveillance?

    04/24/2024 1:54:46 PM PDT · by Heartlander · 14 replies
    Brownstone Institute ^ | April 24, 2024 | Jeffrey A. Tucker
    Now We Are Supposed to Cheer Government Surveillance?They are wearing us down with shocking headlines and opinions. They come daily these days, with increasingly implausible claims that leave your jaw on the floor. The rest of the text is perfunctory. The headline is the takeaway, and the part designed to demoralize, deconstruct, and disorient. A few weeks ago, the New York Times told us that “As It Turns Out, the Deep State Is Pretty Awesome.” These are the same people who claim that Trump is trying to get rid of democracy. The Deep State is the opposite of democracy, unelected...
  • Ron Paul: FISA exchanges real liberty for phantom security

    04/24/2024 11:41:50 AM PDT · by Angelino97 · 4 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | April 15, 2024 | Ron Paul
    House Speaker Mike Johnson betrayed liberty and the Constitution by making a full-court press to get a “clean” reauthorization of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance (FISA) Act through the House. Section 702 authorizes warrantless surveillance of foreign citizens. When the FISA Act was passed, surveillance state boosters promised that 702 warrantless surveillances would never be used against American citizens. However, intelligence agencies have used a loophole in 702, allowing them to subject to warrantless surveillance any American who communicated with a non-US citizen who was a 702 target. Intelligence agencies could then also conduct warrantless surveillance on any...
  • Is This What the Biden Admin Was Really After When It Raided Mar-a-Lago?

    02/15/2024 10:06:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/15/2024 | Matt Margolis
    We already knew that the FBI used the Clinton-funded Steele Dossier to obtain FISA warrants and justify spying on Trump campaign officials in the hopes of thwarting his campaign and undermining his presidency. But this week we learned that the CIA under Barack Obama recruited the intelligence services of foreign allies to illegally spy on 26 associates of Donald Trump before the FBI launched its counterintelligence probe in the summer of 2016. But before we get more into that, let's take a step back. Back in December, CNN reported that a binder "containing highly classified information related to Russian election...