Year: 2018

Google’s Hypothetical ‘Selfish Ledger’ Imagines Collecting All Your Data to Push You to Change Society

Fortune | Source URL A couple of years ago, Alphabet’s X “moonshot factory” conjured up a concept that describes how total and absolute data collection could be used to shape the decisions you make. And now a video about that concept has leaked online. The video was obtained and published on Thursday […]

Lie-detecting computer kiosks equipped with artificial intelligence look like the future of border security

CNBC | Source URL International travelers could find themselves in the near future talking to a lie-detecting kiosk when they’re going through customs at an airport or border crossing. The same technology could be used to provide initial screening of refugees and asylum seekers at busy border crossings. The U.S. […]

Senate bill would expand federal counter-drone powers, including at local ‘mass gatherings’

Michael Laris | The Washington Post | Source URL A bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill Monday that would give the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security powers to act against drones deemed a threat, including those at large gatherings in local communities, if federal authorities are invited by […]

Controversial nominee Gina Haspel confirmed as first female CIA director

CNN | Source URL Washington (CNN)Gina Haspel was confirmed Thursday to be the first female director of the CIA with the help of votes from a half-dozen Senate Democrats. Haspel was confirmed in a 54-45 vote, the culmination of a roller-coaster nomination that appeared to be in danger at several points after she was […]

Vatican sees risk of ‘social collapse’ in global economic order

Claire Giangravè | CRUX | Source URL ROME – In the context of global economic uncertainty, rampant inequality and a growing trade in illegal offshore bank accounts, the Vatican on Thursday issued a document offering ethical guidelines for economic and financial systems and calling for stronger oversight by public authorities. […]

Pope Lays Out Agenda on 60 Minutes with Dark & Crafty Speeches, Discredits Bible & Sabbath

Andrew and Hilari Henriques | Saved to Serve International / Prophesy Again | Source URL 60 Minutes on CBS News promoted Pope Francis’ movie that will be released later this week, “Pope Francis a Man of His Word,” on its program aired May 13, which gave an up-close, intimate look […]

Met Gala 2018: “Heavenly Bodies:Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” World Continues to Wonder after Beast

Andrew & Hilari Henriques | Saved to Serve International | Source URL Bible Prophecy foretells in Revelation chapters 13, 17 and 18 that Roman Catholicism will reemerge to world dominance beginning in the United States and spreading throughout the world. Certainly the ever-growing popularity of Roman Catholicism in mainstream society […]

One third of working aged men could have their jobs stolen by ROBOTS by the year 2050, think tank study claims

Phoebe Weston | The Daily Mail | Source URL Jobs that don’t require advanced education will be the first to be replaced by automation, say the Brookings Institution. ‘Schools need to change their curriculum so that students have the skills needed in the 21st century economy’, Darrell West, vice president […]

Intimate details of 3 MILLION Facebook users were exposed in a new data leak, including the results of personal psychological tests

Joe Pinkstone | The Daily Mail | Source URL Three million Facebook users had their most intimate details exposed, it has emerged, as a new data protection scandal hits the social network. A popular personality app failed to provide adequate protection to the ‘anonymous’ data of participants, the latest of […]

Facebook’s privacy crisis deepens as firm admits it has now suspended 200 apps as part of audit following the Cambridge Analytica scandal

Press Association via Daily Mail | Source URL Facebook has suspended around 200 apps as part of its investigation into misuse of personal data on the social network. In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg promised an audit of apps that may have accessed […]

Would you have a microchip implanted under your SKIN? 3,000 Swedes with electronic tags embedded into their hands risk their personal data being ‘used against them’

Harry Petit | The Daily Mail | Source URL Thousands of Europeans who have had microchips embedded into their hands are at risk of their personal data being ‘used against them’. More than 3,000 Swedes have microchip implants that let them pay for shopping, enter buildings and book train tickets. […]

Elderly people in care homes will be kept company by ROBOTS who listen to and learn from them as part of a £2.5m scheme (but relatives say loved ones need ‘the human touch’)

Phoebe Weston | The Daily Mail | Source URL Elderly people in UK care homes will soon be looked after by robots that ‘learn and tailor their conversations’ to who they are with. The £2.5 million ($3.4m) EU-funded trial scheme, starting in September, is designed help to take the strain off […]

COLUMN-China’s Muslim minority faces a modern Orwellian nightmare

Reuters | Source URL May 14 (Reuters) – In China’s northwest Xinjiang province, the predominantly Muslim Uighur minority have nowhere to hide. Facial recognition software reportedly alerts authorities if targeted individuals stray more than 1000 feet from their homes and workplaces. Residents face arrest if they fail to download smartphone […]

War On Cash Goes into Full Effect — Purchases Over $10,000 ILLEGAL in Australia

Jay Syrmopoulos | The Free Thought Project | Source URL Canberra, Australia – The Australian government announced that it will soon be illegal to use more than $10,000 cash to purchase anything, forcing individuals that wish to buy more expensive items to use a cashier’s check or electronic transfer, ostensibly in the […]

Police Now Threatening to Arrest People Who Make Fun of Their Facebook Posts About Drug Busts

John Vibes | The Free Thought Project | Source URL When stumbling across a police department’s social media page, it easy to see how out of touch law enforcement is with the rest of society. If police understood what people truly cared about, their social media pages would at least […]

Secret FBI Program Now Jailing Activists for Speaking Out Against Police Brutality on Facebook

Jay Syrmopoulos | The Free Thought Project | Source URL Dallas, TX – When militarized FBI agents clad in tactical gear raided the home of Rakem Balogun in December 2017—forcing him and his 15-year-old son outside in their underwear on the cold and windy night as agents ransacked his residence—he thought […]

Privacy concerns over Amazon ‘Echo babysitter’ smart speaker that records children’s voices and stores them online

The Daily Mail | Source URL Amazon released its first Echo device for kids last month, but now lawmakers are raising privacy concerns due to a feature that records children’s voices and stores them online. Called the Echo Dot Kids Edition, it looks just like Amazon’s other Alexa-enabled devices, but includes new […]

Ecuadorian Embassy Adds New Rules For Julian Assange — No Visitors, Phone Calls Or Internet

Aaron Kesel | Activist Post | Source URL WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been arbitrarily detained according to the UN for almost 8 years. Now Ecuador has expanded that arbitrary detainment to solitary confinement by forbidding Assange from any human contact including visitations, phone calls and barring his Internet usage. All […]