Select Page

Category: Privacy

Here’s Why That Recent Abuse of Facebook Data Matters

Futurism Your data is probably being used without your consent. This is, I hope, not a shock to you. In fact, it’s one of the biggest takeaways of the recent investigation involving Facebook and a data mining company called Cambridge Analytica. The short version: Cambridge Analytica used a quiz app to scrape data such as users’ identities, their friend networks, and likes from millions of Facebook users. Users inadvertantly gave consent by agreeing to the user conditions in the app. The company later used that data to build targeted political ads for Donald Trump’s political campaign, the New York Times, which conducted the investigation along with The...

Read More

#DeleteFacebook Movement Gains Steam After 50 Million Users Have Data Leaked

The Wrap People are jumping on Twitter to announce their breakup with Facebook. The hashtag #DeleteFacebook is trending on Monday after the New York Times reported this weekend that the data of 50 million users had been unknowingly leaked and purchased to aid President Trump’s successful 2016 bid for the presidency. Twitter was littered with users sharing the hashtag: Also Read:Facebook ‘Very Sorry’ They Suggested Sexually Explicit Videos of Children Hey everyone #DeleteFacebook, it won’t kill you. I did it 3 years ago and am surprisingly still alive and God forbid, happy! Just do it. — Max  Power ???? (@Max_Power_) March 19, 2018 I...

Read More

‘Utterly horrifying’: ex-Facebook insider says covert data harvesting was routine

The Guardian Paul Lewis in San Francisco  @PaulLewis  Email Tue 20 Mar 2018 07.46 EDTLast modified on Tue 20 Mar 2018 12.13 EDT View more sharing options Shares 11,661  Sandy Parakilas in San Francisco. ‘It has been painful watching. Because I know that they could have prevented it.’ Photograph: Robert Gumpert Hundreds of millions of Facebook users are likely to have had their private information harvested by companies that exploited the same terms as the firm that collected data and passed it on to Cambridge Analytica, according to a new whistleblower. Sandy Parakilas, the platform operations manager at Facebook responsible for policing data breaches by third-party...

Read More

Cambridge Analytica: Warrant sought to inspect company

BBC The UK’s Information Commissioner says she will seek a warrant to look at the databases and servers used by British firm Cambridge Analytica. The company is accused of using the personal data of 50 million Facebook members to influence the US presidential election in 2016. Its executives have also been filmed by Channel 4 News suggesting it could use honey traps and potentially bribery to discredit politicians. The company denies any wrongdoing. Fresh allegations On Monday, Channel 4 News broadcast hidden camera footage in which Cambridge Analytica chief executive Alexander Nix appears to suggest tactics his company could use to...

Read More

Revealed: 50 million Facebook profiles harvested for Cambridge Analytica in major data breach

The Guardian Whistleblower describes how firm linked to former Trump adviser Steve Bannon compiled user data to target American voters Sat 17 Mar 2018 18.03 EDTFirst published on Sat 17 Mar 2018 09.01 EDT   Play Video 13:04  Cambridge Analytica whistleblower: ‘We spent $1m harvesting millions of Facebook profiles’ – video The data analytics firm that worked with Donald Trump’s election team and the winning Brexit campaign harvested millions of Facebook profiles of US voters, in one of the tech giant’s biggest ever data breaches, and used them to build a powerful software program to predict and influence choices at the ballot box. A whistleblower...

Read More

Consumer Reports: Your ‘Smart’ TV Remains A Privacy & Security Dumpster Fire

Tech Dirt By now it has been pretty well established that the security and privacy of most “internet of things” devices is decidedly half-assed. Companies are so eager to cash in on the IOT craze, nobody wants to take responsibility for their decision to forget basic security and privacy standards. As a result, we’ve now got millions of new attack vectors being introduced daily, including easily-hacked “smart” kettles, door locks, refrigerators, power outlets, Barbie dolls, and more. Security experts have warned the check for this dysfunction is coming due, and it could be disastrous. Smart televisions have long been part of this conversation, where security...

Read More



Read More

Congress Quietly Pushing Bill To Require National Biometric ID For “ALL Americans”

Activist Post By Matt Agorist Earlier this month,  Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA-6] introduced H.R.4760 – Securing America’s Future Act of 2018, a sweeping bill that entails everything from Education and the Workforce to Homeland Security to the military. Also, tucked away in this 400-page behemoth of a bill are the details of a new biometric National ID card that could soon be required for everyone. Not surprisingly, there is almost no media coverage on this legislation. H.R. 4760 establishes a mandatory National Identification system that requires all Americans to carry a government-approved ID containing “biometric features.” Without this card, according to the legislation,...

Read More

Chinese Internet Users Start To Rebel Against Lack Of Online Privacy

Tech Dirt from the just-a-blip-or-the-start-of-something-bigger? dept We recently reported how China continues to turn the online world into the ultimate surveillance system, which hardly comes as a surprise, since China has been relentlessly moving in this direction for years. What is rather more surprising is that Chinese citizens are beginning to push back, at least in certain areas. For example, The New York Times reports on an “outcry” provoked by a division of the Alibaba behemoth when it assumed that its users wouldn’t worry too much if they were enrolled automatically in one of China’s commercially-run tracking systems: Ant Financial, an affiliate of the e-commerce giant...

Read More

Check Your Insects: Insect Drones Have Existed Since The 1970s

Natural Blaze By Markab Algedi, Natural Blaze Did you know that creating lethal viruses in a lab was recently legalized in the US, after decades upon decades of secret and often illegal work with biological warfare? It’s worse than that: new biowarfare facilities are openly being opened still. As it turned out to be worse than Americans could have ever imagined, disclosure after disclosure of biowarfare events over the years, it is also worse than we know when it comes to drones: especially insect-like drones that can function as surveillance devices or worse. Insect drones, drones made to look like dragonflies or other insects are...

Read More

What’s ID 2020 And Are You Ready To Become Impacted By It?

Natural Blaze By Catherine J. Frompovich An apparent New World Order (NWO) numbering of the world’s population is in the works, which will affect and impact every human being on the planet from the first day of birth forward!  Below is a schematic of their ‘game plan’.  It’s called the “ID2020 Alliance” and is the most comprehensive surveillance database probably to date and being implemented on a GLOBAL basis, as you can see from the International Organizations involved, governmental agencies feeding it statistical data, and the countries that will fund it. (Source) If you look closely, you realize the importance vaccinations will play in...

Read More

Next Phase in Forcing Biometric Tracking on Consumers

Wolf Street Ironically, banks in Mexico lead the way. By Don Quijones, Spain, UK, & Mexico, editor at WOLF STREET. In 2018, banks in Mexico will face new regulations that will oblige them to collect biometric data (finger prints and iris scans) on all of their customers. Whenever a customer asks for a new home or car loan, cashes in a paycheck, applies for a credit card or opens a new savings account, the bank in question will have to request the customer’s digital fingerprints and then match those fingerprints with data against information in the database of the National Electoral Institute. Foreign-owned subsidiaries of...

Read More

Maryland Bill Would Require Police to Get a Warrant Before Accessing Smart Meter Data

Tenth Amendment Center ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Dec. 26, 2017) – A bill prefiled in the Maryland House would require police to get a warrant before obtaining any information collected by “smart meter” technology. Passage of the bill would help protect privacy and ensure personal information doesn’t end up stored in federal databases. Del. Alfred Carr (D-18) prefiled House Bill 56 (HB56) in October. The legislation would prohibit law enforcement officers from obtaining utility data recorded by a smart meter without a search warrant. Smart meters monitor home energy usage in minute detail in real time. The devices transmit data to...

Read More

Facebook abused dominant position, says German watchdog

Reuters FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Germany’s competition watchdog has found that Facebook (FB.O) abused its dominant market position, challenging the U.S. social network’s model of monetizing the personal data of its 2 billion users worldwide through targeted advertising. FILE PHOTO: Balloons are seen in front of a logo at Facebook’s headquarters in London, Britain, December 4, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo Presenting preliminary findings of its 20-month-old probe, the Federal Cartel Office said Facebook held a dominant position among social networks – a characterization the company dismissed as “inaccurate”.   The case is being closely watched in Germany, where concerns over...

Read More

Germany mulls new move to improve snooping on cars and apartments

Reuters BERLIN (Reuters) – The German government is considering legal changes that would oblige operators of car and house alarm systems to help law enforcement in their efforts to spy on potential terrorists or criminals, a spokesman for the interior ministry said on Friday. Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere, a conservative, plans to discuss the issue with security officials across the country next week in a bid to remove what he sees as hurdles to better surveillance, the spokesman said. But those plans have already sparked criticism from Social Democrats (SPD), who are partners in the current German caretaker...

Read More

Are Humans Being Tracked?

Twisted Facts The technology has arrived. Radio frequency identification has revolutionized the way we bank, shop, and communicate in the 21st century, and now it’s set to change the very essence of what it means to be human. RFID is a wireless system that you’re probably familiar with. The technology uses chips called ‘tags’ and ‘readers’ to emit and receive radio signals, which carry information. RFID chips have been around since the 1970s, and they can be found in any environment where you might want to send information from one place to another. The components that make up an...

Read More

Growing private sector use of facial scanners worries privacy advocates

The Hill Privacy advocates fear that the growing use of facial recognition software in the private sector could lead to increased public surveillance and compromise civil liberties. As cruise lines, NFL teams, airlines and retailers like Walmart begin to test and use facial recognition software for their own security systems, experts worry that the technology is ushering in a new erosion of personal privacy. “Biometric surveillance creep is going on in both the government and the private sector,” said Adam Schwartz, an attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital civil liberties group. Schwartz and other privacy advocates worry...

Read More

Brain control confirmed by Boston University; tested 30 healthy people

World Economic Forum In brief What if you could improve your mental aptitude and performance by directly stimulating specific parts of the brain? That’s what a team of researchers from Boston University wanted to find out, and they developed an experimental procedure that can change how you think. Hitting the right lobes A team of researchers from Boston University (BU) has explored the possibility of enhancing a person’s ability to learn and control their behavior — in short, to change how people think — by stimulating the brain. BU researcher Robert Reinhart used a new form of brain stimulation, called high-definition...

Read More

View Your Shopping Cart

Help Galactic Connection Thrive

Donations help us keep the site running, and every contribution is deeply appreciated.
Thank you

Breaking Down The Barriers

Our NEW Essences and Oils lines

~ ~ ~


Unplug From The Matrix! Remove Your Controlling Implants! Phase 1

Phase 2: Soul Alignment

Phase 3: DNA Activation

The Guardian Protection Initiation

Spiritual Past Life Clearings

Alchemical Organic Light Realignment Process and Anchoring Process

Preparing for the New Divine Blueprint

Co-Creating Your Desired Reality

Intrusion Removal And Divine Essence Retrieval

Alexandra’s Galactic Connection Alchemy

Psychic Protection Tools, Proclamations, and Suggestions

Follow us on YouTube!

Subscribe on iTunes!

Are You Feeling Isolated and Stuck?

Stand In Your Authority

Break The Chains That Bind You

Go With The Flow and Live In The Now

Whip Your Finances Into Shape