Big Bro reads Petraeus’ emails
Nov12

Big Bro reads Petraeus’ emails

The Petraeus scandal shows us how easy it is for the FBI or other Big Brother agencies to check on your email. In their defense, they can only read your emails if there is a warrant and proof of need to. The authority to do so doesn’t even come from the Patriot Act, but instead from an Electronics Communications Act from 1986. http://news.yahoo.com/petraeus-case-shows-fbis-authority-read-email-221953424.html The downfall of CIA...

Read More

Facebook reads your ‘private’ messages

Facebook scans through your private messages and looks for links within them. They then increase the ‘likes’ for that link. Facebook claims that is as far as it goes, but I call b.s. because they are most likely searching for key terms and phrases in order to advertise to you (the little blocks on the side of your page that just so happen to coincide with your interests). Facebook does scan private messages for links, but...

Read More

Facebook’s Obsessive Need for Private Data

As some of you might know, I’ve attempted to add a Facebook page for this website. I’m torn as to whether or not I should do this, simply because of the invasion of privacy required. I may seem nuts, but I think it’s ridiculous that I need to provide my mobile phone number to them. Oh but wait, if I don’t want to do that there is another option. They’ll “let” me provide them a copy of a...

Read More
London Begins Big Brother Watch on Internet Users
Apr03

London Begins Big Brother Watch on Internet Users

The conspiracy of SOPA, PIPA, and ACTA is that the government (or the shadowy reptilians, however deep down the hole you’d like to go) is trying to spy on the citizens through the internet they use. These acts have all had setbacks, but if David Icke has ever taught me anything, it’s that they will continue to push what they want until they get it. And they will ALL push for it, one country after another. And so it starts...

Read More
Facebook is Reading Your Texts
Mar06

Facebook is Reading Your Texts

Facebook has the ability to read your texts due to their privacy policy that you have to accept to run their app on your cell phone. They claim they are doing it to integrate texting features and whatnot, and they’d never read through your texts. http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/facebook-denies-report-its-snooping-through-texts/2012/02/27/gIQAkGPydR_story.html?tid=pm_business_pop I’m not too paranoid about...

Read More

Twitter Selling Your Tweets

Twitter is looking to sell all of the tweets from the last two years to a company called Datasift that will analyze it for marketing preferences. I’ve been campaigning against Facebook pretty hard lately, but it looks like Twitter is about to sell out also. “It’s clear that if you’re not paying for a service, you are not the customer – you’re the product.”-Nick Pickles, director of the Big Brother Watch Campaign Group...

Read More
Google, Gmail, and Youtube Sharing Your Data
Jan25

Google, Gmail, and Youtube Sharing Your Data

Google’s new privacy policy means that they will be collecting all of your personal preference data across youtube, google, and gmail. They claim it is to cater to you and provide you with specific ads. That actually sounds reasonable to me, but it’s definitely a turn towards big brother. Google and Facebook already know way too much about each person who uses their websites....

Read More