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Corporations across the UK and North America are fitting employees with “wearable” tracking and monitoring devices such as the Humanyze system.

The proliferation of “wearables” – devices that, as the moniker suggests, we can wear and that can track everything from how much and how vigorously we move to our blood pressure, should be prompting even more of a discussion than they are about just when an employer crosses the line and becomes a Big Brother.

Read more: Wearables at work: the new frontier of employee surveillance

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‘Only days before Trump’s inauguration

With the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump only days away, the Obama administration announced on Thursday a vast expansion of the spying power of American intelligence agencies. Under the new rules, the National Security Agency (NSA) can now share raw bulk data consisting of private communications with 16 other intelligence agencies, including the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security.’

Read more: Obama Expands NSA Spying. Attack against Democratic Rights

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’10 years ago, everybody was on MySpace. 10 years from now, the Twitters and Facebooks and YouTubes of today will be dinosaurs, abandoned by users sick of censorship and centralized control. Thankfully, the alternatives to these social media dinosaurs are already here, and they’re blockchain-based, torrent friendly, decentralized and censorship resistant.’


‘Facebook wants to read your mind and is developing the capability to do so at a hardware division in California focused on brain computer interface technology.

Recruitment ads at the facility for a number of neuroscience based positions have sparked speculation that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s dream of telepathic communication through technology could be on its way.

So if you thought Facebook already knows too much about you be prepared for things to be taken to the next level.’

Read more: Facebook job ads suggest ‘mind reading’ social networks could soon be a reality


‘The developer WhatsApp, a popular communications tool that touts end-to-end encryption as one of its prime features, has denied deliberately leaving a backdoor for the government to snoop on users’ communications.

End-to-end encryption (E2EE) is a feature that prevents middlemen from eavesdropping on communications including the company transmitting the messages. Demand for the feature skyrocketed after Edward Snowden revealed to the public that the US and its allies were conducting mass electronic surveillance worldwide.

WhatsApp is one of the many applications that offers E2EE, having introduced it in November of 2014 using Open Whisper Systems’ acclaimed Signal protocol. Snowden himself has suggested the Signal app as a safe way to communicate.’

Read more: WhatsApp denies leaving backdoor to snoop on communications

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‘As part of a joint project with, LG Electronics is planning to unveil a new “smart” refrigerator equipped with cameras and other spying equipment designed to monitor what people eat and keep track of their food purchasing habits. The refrigerator will reportedly work in tandem with Amazon’s “Echo” device to listen to, watch and track not only what’s inside the refrigerator, but also how people use it — all in the name of providing customers “a pleasurable cooking and dining experience,” of course.’

Read more: Invasive now wants to monitor your refrigerator and track everything you eat


‘Artificial intelligence could erode privacy, make face-to-face contact a thing of the past, and stop people thinking for themselves, according to members of the public concerned about the rise of computers.

The Royal Society is holding a landmark inquiry into “machine learning,” a form of AI in which algorithms teach themselves how to perform tasks that are often too complicated or boring for humans.

It is the same technology that underpins driverless cars, recommendations made by Netflix and Amazon, banking software to detect unusual transactions, voice recognition on cellphones, and email spam filters.’

Read more: Robots could erode the right to privacy, Britons fear


‘The globalists seem to have an overarching obsession with data collection. As we have seen with revelations from multiple government whistle-blowers, the establishment spends most of its time, energy and manpower collecting information not just on known threats to their supremacy, but information on EVERYONE through FISA-based surveillance protocols. This is because the establishment sees every individual as a potential threat.

Thus, the system, without warrant, is programmed to collate data from everywhere, not necessarily to be analyzed on the spot, but to be analyzed later in the event that a specific person rises to a level that poses legitimate harm to the globalist power structure.’

Read more: How Globalists Predict Your Behavior


‘The FBI encourages commercial computer repair and maintenance techs to spy on their clients, and does it in a twisted, questionable manner, according to media reports.

The Geek Squad, a subsidiary of American multinational consumer electronics corporation Best Buy, offers assistance in PC repair, maintenance, and software installation for customers who do not want to hassle with their computers. But these ‘geeks’ also spy for the FBI, and do it in a legally questionable way.’

Read more: Best Buy Employees Paid by FBI to Spy on Customers

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‘As a baby boomer, I didn’t grow up with Facebook and other social networking sites. While I do use them – mainly to keep up with younger members of my family – I’m keenly aware of their potential to invade privacy.

Consider the fact that Facebook has amassed what may be the world’s largest photo database, consisting of more than 500 billion pictures. Then combine that figure with mobile technology like MORIS, the “Mobile Offender Recognition and Information System.” MORIS is a facial recognition program used by police. An officer simply snaps a photo of your face and runs the image through software that hunts for a match in a criminal records database.

MORIS can scan your face from up to five feet away, potentially without you being aware of it. Since you have no “expectation of privacy” in a public location, the law doesn’t consider this a “search,” and you need not consent to this intrusion.’

Read more: Get Rid of Social Network Surveillance