“And it seems to me perfectly in the cards that there will be within the next generation or so a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing … a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them but will rather enjoy it,
because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda, brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods.”
Aldous Huxley, 1959
Our work to improve privacy continues today. – Mark Zuckerberg CEO of Facebook
…you see, when the sheeple finally begin to protest their continued, increasing, uber enslavement…
make sure to read at bottom about the mass data mining of our children through Common Core! By hooking all up to get hooked on all things internet, they control all and know all.
n 2009, the Telegraph reported on In-Q-Tel’s investment in Visible Technologies, a company specializing in software that monitors what people are saying on social media websites like YouTube, Twitter, Flickr and Amazon. The software is capable of real-time communications tracking, trend monitoring, and even sentiment analysis that categorizes blog posts and comments as positive, negative or neutral. Just last month, the Federal Reserve tendered a Request For Proposal for just this type of software so the privately owned central bank could monitor what people are saying about it online.
Two of the names that come up most often in connection with In-Q-Tel, however, need no introduction: Google and Facebook.
In 2006, ex-CIA officer Robert David Steele told Homeland Security Today that Google “has been taking money and direction for elements of the US Intelligence Community, including the Office of Research and Development at the Central Intelligence Agency, In-Q-Tel, and in all probability, both the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Army’s Intelligence and Security Command.”
The In-Q-Tel website currently lists two “practice areas,” “Information and Communication Technologies” and “Physical and Biological Technologies.” The latter field consists of “capabilities of interest” such as “The on-site determination of individual human traits for IC purposes” and “Tracking and/or authentication of both individuals and objects
What Happens When Google and DARPA Get Together??
. The real danger is the gradual erosion of individual liberties through automation, integration, and interconnection of many small, separate record-keeping systems, each of which alone may seem innocuous, even benevolent, and wholly justifiable. -Anon., U. S. Privacy Study Commission, 1977
News was out this week that Uber, the share care ride company was not only tracking you when you used their services but long after you got out of the vehicle. They then tell us that they follow you everywhere and sell your data, as a primary source of their income stream.
“There are only four people/organizations in the world who know my location at all times: my wife (because I tell her), Apple (because Siri), the NSA (because NSA), and now Uber. Since the service Uber has built is so convenient, and increasingly essential to my life, Uber knows where I live, where I work, where I eat, where I travel, where I stay/visit and when I do all these things.
I am no longer just a passenger or a fare. I am a big data goldmine and, in case you hadn’t noticed, Uber just broke out the pickaxes. This year, we are going to see the transformation of Uber into a big data company cut from the same cloth as Google, Facebook and Visa – using the wealth of information they know about me and you to deliver new services and generate revenue by selling this data to others.
It should not be news to anyone that Visa, Mastercard and Amex have set up entire divisions of their company whose sole mission is to sell transactional data to any business that will pay, currently yielding $100’s of Millions mostly to Private Equity, Hedge Funds and Investment Banks, and projected to be $1 Billion within 5 years. The difference is that they remove all Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and only sell aggregate information – in their eyes “you” are not you. Uber’s advantage is that Uber users will, in a heartbeat and with the click of a button, trade their PII for extra points and/or miles – that’s a massive win. Even if you don’t hand over your PII Uber still has the same aggregate non-PII data opportunity.
In a bit of irony, one of Uber’s late round investors was able to use the credit card data from the big card networks to see exactly how much of a rocketship Uber is (rumored 800% annual growth) and decided the $42 Billion valuation was a great deal.
What’s hot, what’s not
Uber knows the hot nightclubs, best restaurants and most obviously now has as much data about traffic patterns as Waze (which coincidentally trades data with local governments). Combining Uber’s data with the very-personal data that customers are willing to give up in exchange for benefits, means that Uber can, and is, on its way to becoming a Big Data company.
Uber is also redefining the lower/middle class workforce into part-time, no benefits, no security, minimum wage with zero employment security and minimal cost to the company. http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/2015/0805/Dawn-of-the-Uber-economy-What-happens-when-benefits-become-the-exception.-video?cmpid=editorpicks&google_editors_picks=true
You already have zero privacy. Get over it. – Scott G. McNealy CEO of Sun Microsystems Inc
This was said in 1999, yes, really.
Facebook has a new little-known software that monitors your profile chat and pictures for criminal activity. The software will proceed to alert an employee at the company who will then decide whether to call authorities or not.
The software will monitor individuals who have a ‘loose’ relationship on social media networks, according to an interview with Facebook Chief Security Officer, Joe Sullivan.
Reuters interview with the security officer explains that Facebook’s software focuses on conversations between members who have a loose relationship on the social network. For example, if two users aren’t friends, only recently became friends, have no mutual friends, interact with each other very little, have a significant age difference, and/or are located far from each other, the tool pays particular attention.
The scanning program looks for certain phrases found in previously obtained chat records from criminals, including sexual predators (because of the Reuters story, we know of at least one alleged child predator who is being brought before the courts as a direct result of Facebook’s chat scanning). The relationship analysis and phrase material have to add up before a Facebook employee actually looks at communications to make the final decision of whether or not to ping the authorities. YEA Right!!
. If you have something that you don’t want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place. – Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google
Google Founded By DARPA, the U.S. Advanced Technology Division of the Military
The Internet was released to the public in 1994-95 by DARPA, the future military technology development of the U.S. Military. Cell phones began their mass roll out to the public in 1999 even though the industry’s own medical health and safety director declared the emitting radiation extremely dangerous and unknown, especially to our children.
The Internet bubble arose at this exact same time to raise massive financing for the rollout of cell phones and the internet, as well as get homeowners, students and creditors in massive debt, which continues to this day.
When we stop for just an moment and understand that all this technology has changed our lives and how all our lives depend on and are impossibly disconnected from this relatively new technology, we must also understand how “owned” we are by the very technology companies that have much greater plans for even further intrusions in the privacy of our lives, the monitoring of our health and the goal to get our children hooked into the ubiquitous internet of all things.
It is wise to remember that the internet came from the military government by choice. By getting everyone “hooked up” they also are able to monitor and control all, but they also allowed the release of global information to all, like no other time in history.
DARPA has such advanced technology that the speeds they released the internet on, they had achieved some 35 years previous. Their technology is know to be some 35-50 years in advance of what is released to us. (See Nikola Tesla technology.)
Schools are being switched to IPad learning and dedicated teachings on, and from, the internet. Grading, teacher evaluations through galvenized skin response bracelets, 24/7/365 schools to serve the children while the parents work 2-3 jobs, is all in the planning to “net” our children. (Source).
Our lives, security and well being are all being uncontrollably tied to the internet and the very few owners of the systems we so depend on.
Caveat Emptor…Let the buyer beware.
The terms “Internet” and “World Wide Web” are often used interchangeably; however, the Internet and World Wide Web are not one and the same.
The Internet is a vast hardware and software infrastructure that enables computer interconnectivity. The Web, on the other hand, is a massive hypermedia database – a myriad collection of documents and other resources interconnected by hyperlinks. Imagine the World Wide Web as the platform which allows one to navigate the Internet with the use of a browser such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
Follow the Internet Timeline below to see how the Internet has evolved over the years and take a glance at what lies ahead in the future as the Internet continues to change the world we live in.
1957 – USSR launches Sputnik into space. In response, the USA creates the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) with the mission of becoming the leading force in science and new technologies.
1962 – J.C.R. Licklider of MIT proposes the concept of a “Galactic Network.” For the first time ideas about a global network of computers are introduced. J.C.R. Licklider is later chosen to head ARPA’s research efforts.
1962 – Paul Baran, a member of the RAND Corporation, determines a way for the Air Force to control bombers and missiles in case of a nuclear event. His results call for a decentralized network comprised of packet switches.
1968 – ARPA contracts out work to BBN. BBN is called upon to build the first switch.
1969 – RPANET created – BBN creates the first switched network by linking four different nodes in California and Utah; one at the University of Utah, one at the University of California at Santa Barbara, one at Stanford and one at the University of California at Los Angeles.
1972 – Ray Tomlinson working for BBN creates the first program devoted to email.
1972 – ARPA officially changes its name to DARPA Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
1993- The first web browser, Mosaic (created by NCSA), is released. Mosaic later becomes the Netscape browser which was the most popular browser in the mid 1990’s.
1994 – New networks added frequently.
1994 – First internet ordering system created by Pizza Hut.
1994 – First internet bank opened: First Virtual.
1995 – NSF contracts out their access to four internet providers.
1995 – NSF sells domains for a $50 annual fee.
1995 – Netscape goes public with 3rd largest ever NASDAQ IPO share value
1995- Registration of domains is no longer free.
1996- The WWW browser wars are waged mainly between Microsoft and Netscape. New versions are released quarterly with the aid of internet users eager to test new (beta) versions.
1996 – Internet2 project is initiated by 34 universities
1996 – Internet Service Providers begin appearing such as Sprint and MCI.
1996 – Nokia releases first cell phone with internet access.
1997- (Arin) is established to handle administration and registration of IP numbers, now handled by Network Solutions (IinterNic)
1998- Netscape releases source code for Navigator.
1998-Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) created to be able to oversee a number of Internet-related tasks
1999 – A wireless technology called 802.11b, more commonly referred to as Wi-Fi, is standardized.
2000- The dot com bubble bursts, numerically, on March 10, 2000, when the technology heavy NASDAQ composite index peaked at 5,048.62
2001 – Blackberry releases first internet cell phone in the United States.
(Google market cap is only second to Apple and Exxon.)
Google IPO 10 years after: Reshaping itself, the world, and the future – whether you like it, want it, or not.
Google’s IPO, a decade ago this week, launched the company on a trajectory that continues to reshape its business and much of the world in its orbit.
And CEO Larry Page is determined to push even further.
Page’s vision is that Google’s products and services will become the control center of people’s lives:
- The company’s driverless cars will chauffeur people around safer roads and deliver goods within hours of an online order.
- People won’t even have to bother leaving their homes, which will be made more comfortable and enjoyable through the use of smart appliances.
- Robots will handle tedious chores and other jobs, freeing up time for people to enjoy lives prolonged by health-management tools and disease-fighting breakthroughs engineered by Google.
- Internet-connected eyewear and watches will supplement the smartphones that ensure Google is a constant companion capable of anticipating questions and desires.
Google’s big bets are fueled by Page’s belief that “… incrementalism leads to irrelevance over time, especially in technology, because change tends to be revolutionary, not evolutionary,” he wrote in May in Google’s annual letter to shareholders.
Although Page has been taking risks since he co-founded Google with Sergey Brin 1998, the stakes probably wouldn’t be as high if not for the company’s pivotal IPO on Aug. 19, 2004
Google’s informal motto is “Don’t Be Evil” but it is generally rendered as “Do No Evil.”
Why is that curt reassurance necessary? Well, think about it. Google knows everything about your digital footprint. You look for a plane ticket, the following day all the Web sites you visit contain airline commercials.
You check a site in Bahasa and if you refuse Google’s helpful offer to translate it for you, an hour later you are served ads in that language. Gmail has your entire mail history, in searchable format and any key word in any message will trigger new ads for you.
Here is what a journalist found out when he researched how much Google knew about him.
Google Docs, Google Maps, Google Translate contain information about your activities, your location and your interests. Picasa has your pictures, Google Drive safeguards your valuable data. Blogger maintains your blogs, YouTube holds on to your video clips.
They introduced Google+ not as a competitor to FaceBook but as a unifying framework for all these services and data. You are a blogger, your Google+ identity ties you to your content and enlarges your readership. You are a small business owner, your presence in Google Maps is enhanced through Google Plus Local Business pages.
Your online searches, your presence and activities in Google+ Communities and your data in all Google services are solidified in one detailed, accurate and perfect identity. While Google+ features only 540 million users (FaceBook has 1.2 billion), it is growing faster than FaceBook or Twitter.
Stanford Research Institute, The Inventor of All Things Technology since the 1950’s
By 1974, Stanford Research Institute (SRI) had developed a computer system capable of reading a person’s mind by correlating the brain waves of subjects on an electroencephalograph with specific commands.  The concept of mind-reading computers is no longer science fiction. Neither is their use by Big Brotherly governments. Major Edward Dames of Psi-Tech said in April 1995 on NBC’s The Other Side program: “The US government has an electronic device which could implant thoughts in people.” Dames would not comment any further. MC 172
The Vietnam War (1955–1975) was an important issue on college campuses across the United States in the 1960s and 1970s. As a belated response to Vietnam War protesters who believed that funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) made the university part of the military–industrial complex, the Stanford Research Institute split from Stanford University in 1970. The organization subsequently changed its name from the Stanford Research Institute to SRI International in 1977.
Military-related technologies developed by SRI in the 1990s and 2000s include ground- and foliage-penetrating radar, the INCON and REDDE command and control system for the U.S. military, and IGRS (integrated GPS radio system)—an advanced military personnel and vehicle tracking system. To train armored combat units during battle exercises, SRI developed the Deployable Force-on-Force Instrumented Range System (DFIRST), which uses GPS satellites, high-speed wireless communications, and digital terrain map displays.
Obama funds $4.5 Billion for Brain Mapping
(as you can see above they are well advanced in brain mapping already and the NYtimes is spreading disinfo to all that “we don’t know much yet”, )
“We want to see more states build comprehensive systems that track students from pre-K through college and then link school data to workforce data. We want to know whether Johnny participated in an early learning program and completed college on time and whether those things have any bearing on his earnings as an adult.2All 50 states have had statewide longitudinal databases in place to track their students’ scores on assessments for the past decade”. Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education
With Common Core, the child will be directed into a particular career based on emotional and psychological data and then tracking them.
One part of the CCSSO or “the Superintendents’ Club” has a stated mission to “disaggregate student data”. Disaggregate means to take away anonymity. In partnership with US Department of Education (DOE) they created the Education Information Management Advisory Consortium (EIMAC), a network of state education agency officials tasked with data collection and reporting. EIMAC advocates on behalf of states to reduce data collection burden and improve overall quality of data to be collected at the national level through which they set up two models, the Data Quality Campaign and the National Data Collection Model. Under the National Data Collection Model their stated goal is to collect private data from each and every child according to their website will include gathering:
Name; nickname, religious affiliation, birthdate, ability grouping, GPA, physical characteristics, IEP, attendance, phone numbers, bus stop times, allergies, diseases, languages and dialects, number of attempts at a given assignment, delinquent status, referral date, non-school involvement, religious affiliation, meal type, screen name, maternal last name, voting status, marital status and even cause of death! The agreement with the Department of Education (DOE) states that the data is mandated to be reported fully and often to the DOE and produce ‘all student-level data in a manner consistent with an industry-recognized open-licensed interoperability standard’ approved by the DOE.’”
The data mining software being used, beginning this year (2014), will be stored in a database designed by Wireless Generation, a subsidiary of media mogul Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation. The data will be collected by InBloom Inc., an non-profit like Wireless Generation, under the domain of one Bill Gates, who together with the Carnegie Foundation and other NGO’s set up the Wireless Generation through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Some 200,000 teachers in the U.S. are already using Wireless Generation data mining software.
From the HSLDA website:
“Data collection will not be limited to homework grades, extracurricular activities, and future career paths. In February 2013, the Department of Education sponsored a study called Grit, Tenacity, and Perseverance which analyzed how to record any factors that might affect educational success including socioeconomic background, classroom climate, personal goals, and emotions during homework assignments. The study laments that functional MRI machines, which can measure specific brain activity, are not practical for use in a school setting. But the authors note that the Gates Foundation is collaborating with researchers to explore other methods of “how specific brain activity is correlated with other cognitive and affective indicators that are practical to measure in school settings”. The study recommends that facial expression cameras, posture analysis seats, pressure computer mice, eye tracking devices, and computer programs to track a student’s mood be used in schools. Keeping tabs on the physiological activity of schoolchildren is the trajectory of the data systems developing alongside Common Core.
Massive new student data collecting sites are already being built. In 2012, the Gates Foundation spent $17 million with other NGO contributions to build inBloom’s $100 million database to track students from kindergarten through college. Per the revised version of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), information collected on students can be shared with third parties such as for profit education product companies worldwide.
Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Massachusetts committed to upload data from some school districts; Louisiana and New York began uploading almost all of their student records. The executive director for the New York Civil Liberties Union chastised the New York school districts saying, “Turning massive amounts of personal data about public school students to a private corporation without any public input is profoundly disturbing and irresponsible.” The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts similarly lambasted the Massachusetts Board of Education for assisting the Gates Foundation in “building a national ‘data store.’ After these outcries, Delaware, Georgia, Louisiana, and Massachusetts announced that they would not upload data to inBloom.
The Common Core and the enlarged data systems containing detailed student information are not severable. The fact is that it is almost impossible for states to implement the Common Core without agreeing to help build one of the biggest and most detailed data systems in American history.