Internet Privacy: Republican created slave reality on its way in

… by Ann Diener

Today you are less free. You were told corporations needed to see your “internet habits,” so they could make money selling your private life to potential advertisers, that in itself is a tragedy, but it is also not true. Google controls most internet searches and has always done that.

You see, browsing habits and searches are not the same. When you go to the Social Security, your bank or the IRS website,  you “browse.” Now what you do there will be permanently sold to the highest bidder, forever – what you buy, forms you fill out, your Skype conversations and email – all of it is “browser content.”

Some is video from your laptop camera, some is email, all is now unprotected, easily gathered, no hacking required, not anymore, and used for what purpose?

That’s the kicker.

By removing the restrictions aimed at protecting consumers and by ending the possibility for future legislation for protecting consumers, Congress has just opened the door to social engineering of Americans through “microtargeting” by big data with information purchased from Internet Service Providers (ISPs).

The bill, blocking internet privacy rules passed by the Federal Communications Commission last year, passed by the House on Tuesday is on its way to the President’s desk with an additional bill that prohibits regulations from being passed in the future.

According to The Hill:  “The FCC rules would have given consumers greater control over what their internet service provider can do with their data by requiring those companies to get permission from customers before using their information to create targeted advertisements.

“The rules had not yet gone into effect. The bill, which passed the Senate last week in a party-line vote, invokes a law called the Congressional Review Act (CRA) that allows Congress to undo recently passed regulations. A CRA bill also prohibits agencies from passing similar regulations in the future.”

Eliminating these restrictions goes beyond selling you a new television or offering you a lower interest rate on your home using advertising, this data that is being bought and sold goes directly to companies like Cambridge Analytica, who assemble personality profiles of internet users that can be used in psychological operations.

What are the boundaries of the information that your internet service provider can gather about you?

“Your broadband provider knows deeply personal information about you and your family – where you are, what you want to know, every site you visit, and more,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said before the vote on Tuesday.

Even more serious to consider is that your ISP has every email and the content in every email ever written by or sent to you in their database, as well as every form you have filled out online including medical information and has access to your online banking information which contains every purchase you have made electronically. Blending the data together from your ISP, tech companies can create a personality profile that can be easily used to manipulate you.

Enter in Big Data

“Any company can aggregate and purchase big data, but Cambridge Analytica has developed a model to translate that data into a personality profile used to predict, then ultimately change your behavior. That model itself was developed by paying a Cambridge psychology professor to copy the groundbreaking original research of his colleague through questionable methods that violated Amazon’s Terms of Service. Based on its origins, Cambridge Analytica appears ready to capture and buy whatever data it needs to accomplish its ends,” according to Scout in an article The Rise of the Weaponized AI Propaganda Machine.

“Your behavior is driven by your personality and actually the more you can understand about people’s personality as psychological drivers, the more you can actually start to really tap in to why and how they make their decisions,” Cambridge CEO Alexander Nix said to Bloomberg’s Sasha Issenburg. “We call this behavioral microtargeting and this is really our secret sauce, if you like. This is what we’re bringing to America.”

The repeal of the internet privacy legislation will insure that companies such as Cambridge Analytica can purchase basically all of your information directly from your Internet Service Provider to further perfect your personality profile, which can be used to shape and mold your beliefs in the future using “behavioral microtargeting”.

Everything is now connected – from your car, your appliances and now Elon Musk is even attempting to connect your brain and all of your thoughts to your computer.

“Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, Tesla, and a man who wants to nuke Mars, has founded a new company. According to WSJsources, Neuralink is a new venture that aims to pursue ‘neural lace’ technology to help brains interface with computers,” according to a BGR article that appeared on yahoo news, Elon Musk, very normal non-supervillain, starts company to implant electrodes in your brain.

” “Neuralink’s aim, according to the WSJ‘s sources, is to implant tiny electrodes in the brain that may allow for two-way interfacing with computers, allowing users to ‘one day upload and download thoughts.’ Although Musk didn’t confirm his involvement, one of the firm’s founding team members confirmed his involvement. Neuralink registered as a medical research company in California last year.”

Even your DNA is no longer safe, as employers may soon be require DNA testing of employees if the Republicans pass H.R.1313 – Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act through Congress and the President signs it. The question that needs to be asked is will your DNA information be available on computers? Of course it will. Then it can potentially be collected by the ISPs and sold to big data.

According to CNBC, “Workers participating in so-called workplace wellness programs reportedly could be ordered to get genetic testing — and hand over the results — by their employers or face financial penalties, if a bill being pushed by congressional Republican becomes law.”

The Republican party and its “conservative” values have certainly been acting not so conservative. With legislation aimed at enabling surveillance and big data everywhere including in your DNA, what happened to rugged individualism?

I guess we are all completely for sale in their eyes, now what does that remind you of?

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6 Responses to "Internet Privacy: Republican created slave reality on its way in"

  1. David Odell  March 30, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    The VPN’s remind me of the scads of virus software that made some people very wealthy. Today the companies selling VPN cannot count it as fast as it is coming in. I hear corks popping in the mist.

  2. Trakkath  March 30, 2017 at 12:20 am

    As I said before and say again only no data are secure data. “Intel inside” means backdoor for spies.

  3. helpingmind  March 29, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    This has nothing to do with party. The FCC was allowed under Clinton to make laws that broke the rules concerning ownership of TV and Radio stations.

    And I am for… Congressional review of the bureaucracy!

    One party is allowed to do certain things and the other party is allowed and to do others or rather… it is more convenient to do others… etc. .

    Today try and get a quote from an insurance company for car insurance say… without them knowing everything about your driving recored and car and any claims that you have had instantly… and seamlessly between companies.

    All large media companies should be broken up and all relationships with the Security State made a federal crime pointed at the spook banker whores.

    Obviously no matter what one’s take is on Trump…what is happening now is literally a spy insurrection.

    I am really hoping that VT will one day come back to its roots and drop the party this and that Duff crap that is so over the top since America laughed at him… Today it is the Russian mob controls trump.

    No Duff… the Jews control America and were always the Russian mob.

  4. David Odell  March 29, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    We saw with Clinton how the wealthy are going to deal with this, because it’s all ok as long as they have an exception. The idiots doing this will render themselves obsolete and private servers for ‘groups’ will become the norm for the security conscious. As for the brain, humanity learned long ago it is practically useless and only serves as a processor. Thoughts are not contained there. The true reverse AI threat, is when the actual “thinking” part gets hooked up to the system and will be able to control the Machine without detection. In the blink of an eye, we went from horses to satellites and in the blink of an eye we will see it all dragged to the scrap pile. Cycles and prediction were completed long ago. They are minimally useful due to free will, the consternation of all who seek total control.

  5. Jim W. Dean, Managing Editor  March 29, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    They are testing us to see what the blowback is. If it is little they will just slap themselves on the back and tell their internal detractors that they were right. We are sheepeople, and we don’t deserve to keep anything we won’t fight for.

    • Ann Diener  March 29, 2017 at 5:17 pm

      The best thing I saw today was an activist raising money to purchase and publish a searchable index of the members of Congress who voted for the bill including their family member’s browsing history. https://www.gofundme.com/searchinternethistory

      I wonder if he will actually do it.

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