PESHAWAR CARNAGE & CHARLIE HEBDO: ‘ LET’S STAND TOGETHER ONE AND ALL AGAINST TERRORISM ‘

#AceNewsServices – Featured Post: Jan.11 – Peshawar Carnage & Charlie Hedbo| Lets Stand Against Terrorism

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This picture depicting the fanatic Islamists on a global scale, be in Iraq, Pakistan and elsewhere. We Pakistanis think this is what should offend other fellow citizens global community.

Today. Pakistanis are calling out the Taliban. Demand that the Government take serious action.

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#PeshawarAttack – 1 -Screenshot from 2015-01-11 14:40:18

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#JeSuisCharlie – Screenshot from 2015-01-11 14:48:31

We are not a nation of Taliban apologists. No more will we remain the SILENT majority. Break your silence. Take Action. Have #NoFear. #NeverForget#PeshawarAttack.

In wake of two recent horrifying events of Peshawar School Attack and Charlie Hedbo attack that killed French cartoonists, we Pakistanis are protesting against effing retards blowing themselves up in the name of religion. We stand against terrorism and stand with every innocent around the world killed due to it.

We stand with French, Americans, Pakistanis and all those who have lost their lives facing and fighting terrorism. 

We also credit some 10’000 Pakistani soldiers who lost their lives in but killed more than 20’000 deadly Taliban and we also pay a tribute for 60’000 Pakistani citizens who lost their lives due to Al Qaeda, Talibans and ISIS.

STAND UP! GET UP! And say No to Terrorism in Name of Any Religion!

Courtesy: Pakistani Facebook group Calling out the Taliban and Terrorism

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#ANS2015

#al-qaeda, #france-charlie-hedbo-attack, #human-rights-defenders, #nofear, #peace, #religious-extremism, #social-media, #taliban-school-attack-in-peshawar

‘ HRW ASKS IRAN’S JUDICIARY TO ANNUL DEATH SENTENCE FOR INSULTING THE PROPHET’

#AceNewsServices – IRAN – Dec.02 – Human Rights Watch has called on Iran’s judiciary on Tuesday to annul the death sentence of a 30-year-old man who faces execution for Facebook posts linked to his account.

' Soheil Arabi '

‘ Soheil Arabi ‘

Tehran’s Supreme Court on November 24 upheld a criminal court ruling sentencing Soheil Arabi to hang despite the fact that he had not written many of the posts and that he was sharing others’ views on the social media site.

A Tehran criminal court had convicted him in August of “insulting the prophet.” HRW’s deputy Middle East and North Africa director Eric Goldstein said Iran should “urgently revise its penal code to eliminate provisions that criminalize peaceful free expression, especially when they punish its exercise with death.”

#ANS2014 

#hanging, #hrws, #social-media

‘ DES DAUGHTER NETWORK SPREADING SOCIAL MEDIA AWARENESS ‘

#AceFriendsNews – Featured Site News – Nov.14 – Spreading awareness of the:

DES Daughter Network

DES Daughter Network blog image of dandelion seeds

My DES Daughter Network blog is the little sister of my “Diethylstibestrol, Journal of a DES Daughter” website blog but with a focus on social media and social networking. This blog features and displays the social media networks of existing DES groups and individuals who have an online social media presence aimed at raising DES awareness.  This new blog provides me with an additional platform where I can express myself about DES issues and share my experience of using social media networks to support this cause with others interested in the health and personal problems associated with DES exposure.

Why a new blog?

Around the world, thousands, maybe millions of people are totally unaware that they were exposed to Diethylstilbestrol DES Diethylstilbestrol DES Google+ Page icon, a toxic and carcinogenic drug. All of these people are not receiving proper medical treatment, or making truly informed decisions about their healthcare, as a result.

How do you reach out to these people?  One answer which immediately came to my mind when I started writing my “Journal of aDES Daughter is through the use of social media and social networking.

Nowadays, social media and social networking tools are vital to building a strong online presence. The use of social media is stronger than ever.Facebook, Flickr, Google+, Twitter, YouTube are just some of the popular forms of social media used by millions around the world on a daily basis. Chances are, anyone you speak to today has at least one, if not more of these accounts.

To me, social media is simply the easiest, fastest and cheapest, yet effective way to raise DES awareness.

 The 4 “C’s of Social Media for the DES cause
Connect, Contribute, Collaborate, Change

  • Connect: DES, like social media, is about people. People affected by this drug disaster often feel lonely and would benefit from connecting with other DES victims.
  • Contribute: DES information needs to be instantly available to the public to generate an instant reaction and increase awareness.
  • Collaborate: DES is a worldwide tragedy. DES information, studies and data need to be shared to better understand the full extent of the health issues associated with DES exposure. Social media increases potential for collaboration.
  • Change: The DES story needs to be told not just through studies, statistics, numbers and figures but through real life experiences. The collective voice of DES victims on social media platforms can bring about change. Lessons must be learned so that history doesn’t repeat itself.

Despite the number of people affected by the DES tragedy and the hard work of DES support groups and activists, the DES cause is going unnoticed, or not noticed enough among the general public. The use of social media can change this. In today’s fast-moving world, we will make a difference and bring about change only if we connect, contribute, and collaborate.

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#ANS2014

#carcinogenic, #diethylbestrol, #drug, #social-media

NSA: ‘ Edward Snowden Hits Out At Social Media Data Privacy Advising Drop-Box ASAP ‘

#AceNewsServices – October 12 – Edward Snowden has hit out at Dropbox and other services he says are “hostile to privacy,” urging web users to abandon unencrypted communication and adjust privacy settings to prevent governments from spying on them in increasingly intrusive ways.

“We are no longer citizens, we no longer have leaders. We’re subjects, and we have rulers,” Snowden told The New Yorker magazine in a comprehensive hour-long interview.

There is not enough investment into security research, into understanding how metadata could better be protected and why that is more necessary today than yesterday, he said.

The whistleblower believes one fallacy in how authorities view individual rights has to do with making the individual forsake those rights by default. Snowden’s point is that the moment you are compelled to reveal that you have nothing to hide is when the right to privacy stops being a right – because you are effectively waiving that right.

“When you say, ‘I have nothing to hide,’ you’re saying, ‘I don’t care about this right.’ You’re saying, ‘I don’t have this right, because I’ve got to the point where I have to justify it.’ The way rights work is, the government has to justify its intrusion into your rights – you don’t have to justify why you need freedom of speech.”

In that situation, it becomes OK to live in a world where one is no longer interested in privacy as such – a world where Facebook, Google and Dropbox have become ubiquitous, and where there are virtually no safeguards against the wrongful use of the information one puts there.

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#ANS2014

#edward-snowden, #social-media

SOCIAL MEDIA: ‘ Facebook and Twitter Unveil Plans for E-Commerce Buy-Button but Privacy Concerns Over Data Exist’s ‘

#AceNewsServices – UNITED STATES – October 05 – With the holiday season quickly approaching, the world’s social media heavyweights have unveiled plans that would allow users to go shopping on their sites, opening up a lucrative and largely-untapped form of e-commerce.

While most Facebook and Twitter users regularly click on options such as ‘like’ or ‘share’ from their friends’ accounts, another option is coming down the social media pipe that will give users an ability to ‘buy’ products as well.
However, given the recent controversy that Facebook created after it was revealed to be conducting secret experiments on its users, some people may be wary of the social media network venturing into on-line retail shopping.

On July 02 RT investigated how Facebook’s experiment on over half-a-million unsuspecting users has taken a new twist with the revelation that a researcher connected to a Department of Defence-funded program to use the military to quell civil unrest also participated in the study.

Social media sites exploded over the weekend after it was revealed that Facebook, no stranger to controversy of late, secretly manipulated posts being seen by nearly 700,000 users in 2012 in order to allow researchers to study how emotional states are transmitted over the platform.

Results of the week-long study conducted by researchers at Facebook, Cornell University, and the University of California appeared in the June edition of the journal ‘Proceedings of the National Academy of Scientists’ (PNAS) under the rather insidious title, ‘Experimental evidence of massive-scale emotional contagion through social networks’.

Facebook altered the content that showed up on certain users’ news feeds to control the number of posts that contained words with positively or negatively charged emotions.

The team concluded its federally funded study by saying that “emotions spread via contagion through a network.”

When word hit the internet that Facebook was essentially conducting Orwellian thought policing, an electronic outpouring of condemnation greeted the company that Mark Zuckerberg built. One of the study’s authors, Adam Kramer, took to his own Facebook account to offer more of an explanation than an apology for the secret study.

“We felt that it was important to investigate the common worry that seeing friends post positive content leads to people feeling negative or left out,” Kramer said. “At the same time, we were concerned that exposure to friends’ negativity might lead people to avoid visiting Facebook. We didn’t clearly state our motivations in the paper.”

The attack on Facebook looks set to worsen as it was discovered that one of the authors of the platform’s mind study, Jeffrey T. Hancock of Cornell University, also received funding from the Pentagon’s so-called Minerva Research Initiative to conduct a similar study entitled ‘Modeling Discourse and Social Dynamics in Authoritarian Regimes’.

Reuters / Dado Ruvic

Reuters / Dado Ruvic

The Pentagon-funded Minerva program provides cash awards to everyone from “single investigators to large multi-university consortia,” according to its website and includes “researchers from 32 academic institutions, including six non-US universities and four industry or non-profit organizations.” 

The program will disperse around six million dollars in 2014 and $17 million over the next three years.

Hancock’s description page at Cornell University cites psychological and interpersonal dynamics of social media, deception, and language” as his research and academic interests.

Hancock’s study appeared in 2009, one year before the US Army War College’s Strategic Institute warned in a different study, and in the wake of the global financial meltdown, that the United States could experience massive civil unrest from a series of crises it termed “strategic shock.”

The report, which carried the Rumsfeldian title, ‘Known Unknowns: Unconventional Strategic Shocks in Defense Strategy Development’, suggested that the military may have to be called in to restore domestic order in the event of a massive social breakdown.

“Widespread civil violence inside the United States would force the defense establishment to reorient priorities in extremis to defend basic domestic order and human security,” the report, authored by [Ret.] Lt. Col. Nathan Freir, states.

Meanwhile, Cornell University participated in another study under the Minerva Research Initiative (and supervised by the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research) that looks to predict “the dynamics of social movement mobilization and contagions.”

The project hopes to foresee “the critical mass [tipping point]” of social unrest and upheaval by studying their “digital traces” from a number of recent events, including the 2011 Egyptian revolution and the 2013 Gezi Park protests in Turkey.

At the same time, Twitter feeds and conversations will be examined “to identify individuals mobilized in a social contagion and when they become mobilized.”

Facebook apologizes after psychological experiment caused outrage

Coming so soon after the Snowden leaks, the idea of a researcher closely affiliated with a Pentagon study now secretly examining the behavior of Facebook users under ‘controlled conditions’ is certainly cause for alarm.

This latest scandal also speaks volumes about the disturbing frequency of US educational facilities cooperating so directly with military programs that do not appear to have the best interests of the civil society at the core of their actions.

Sources: RTFacebook Media Ace News Services 

#ANS2014 

#emotions, #facebook, #minerva-institute, #social-control, #social-media, #twitter, #united-states

‘ Good Morning All Word Press Friends, Followers and Readers of Ace News Groups Posts ‘

#Ace Shauny Friends News Desk 2014  Launches Chat-Box For Sharing For All Word Press Blogger’s, Followers And Friends to Add Their Posts, News, Views and Opinions of the World ‘

Ace Shauny News Desk 2014

Following certain comments and disputes it has been decided that to enable all friends, followers and readers to post their news, views, opinions and comments.

l have now opened up Ace Friends News Desk fully so anyone sharing will be added automatically to our #Tweet News Desk.   

Anyone requiring to post a video, picture, provide a comment on their opinions, or anything other  than spam, can do so at the link, below.

Need help or guidance leave a  comment also any sites that are friends and followers sites will be advised and added to our new RSS Feeds Platform, to Share across our Social Media Sites.

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#AND2014

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India: “Plans to put `Safe Guards onto Social Media Sites’ such as Facebook and Twitter”

#AceWorldNews says the Indian home affairs minister Sushilkumar Shinde said that the government was planning to put a check on social media sites. He backed the move by alleging “misuse” of social media and hinted they incited riots between Hindu and Muslim communities in Uttar Pradesh in August last year.

The minister made his comments while addressing the launch of a Hindi newspaper in Patna in the north of India, and also said that newspapers face a challenge to uphold honest journalism.

#facebook, #guards, #hindi, #hindu, #india, #journalism, #muslim, #newspaper, #patna, #riots, #safe, #social-media, #twitter

” Brands On Social Media Receive More Service-Related Messages on Twitter than Facebook”

#acenewsservices, #branding, #facebook, #social-media, #twitter

Bank of America: “Social Media Trolling” to Carry-Out Spying on Political Groups” Uncovered

#AceSecurityNews says according to SL an email uncovered through a Washington state public records request has confirmed the existence of a Bank of America “social media trolling” spy team, used to carry out surveillance on multiple political groups by Washington state activist Andrew Hendricks, the email, dated September 23, 2013, details a conversation between Bank of American’s Global Corporate Security Vice President Kim Triplett-Kolerich, the Washington State Patrol (WSP) and one redacted recipient.

BOFA EmailDiscussing the then upcoming Anonymous “Million Mask March” at the state’s capitol, Kolerich, who previously spent over 25 years in the Washington State Patrol, details the bank’s superior ability to track political groups.

“If you find any intel on Anarchists or Occupy Protesters please let me know – I will most likely find it first as Social Media trolling is not what the WSP does best,” Kolerich says. “Bank of America has a team of 20 people and that’s all they do all day and then pass it to us around the country!!”

Whether Kolerich is referring to a specific Washington state based team or the total number of paid “trolls” is unclear, though the possibility of multiple nationwide teams seems much more likely.

Comments made earlier in the email by Kolerich reveal the bank’s private history with law enforcement as well, specifically regarding previous and upcoming “intel” exchanges.

May Day I will pick your brain for intel and I will give you a lot also,” Kolerich says. “The Public-Private partnership worked great last year and hopefully being ahead of the anarchists will protect all of you from protests/arrests/injury.”

Page 12 of the public records release, which details an October email exchange, also shows the bank’s relationship with the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) as well as the state’s Homeland Security run Fusion Center.

“Sorry for not getting back to you sooner – hectic weeks lately with foreclosures and this MMM march,” Kolerich says. “We are not seeing much – I understand the WSP is ramping up but I haven’t checked with the Fusion Center and JTTF…”

The permitted three-hour protest, which drew around 100 peaceful protesters to the state’s capitol, was surveilled by multiple agencies as well as a fixed wing aircraft, costing taxpayers over $28,000.

While Kolerich can only be linked to law enforcement groups in Washington state, the likelihood of the bank sharing data with countless agencies across the country is apparent.

This follows and gives even more validity to a major data release by Anonymous last year, where information on an unsecured server pointed to Bank of America’s spying as well.

Similar to the NSA’s collusion with private companies, the emails represent yet another example of the government using private groups to spy on Americans.

Courtesy of SL

 

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“Stop spying on people!” — Syrian Electronic Army’s cyber-attacks compromising Skype’s Twitter, Facebook accounts

syrian-electronic-army-skype.si#AceSecurityNews says “Syrian Electronic Army {SEA} ” commits “Cyber-Attacks” on Social Media sites – Twitter, Facebook and Skype‘s Accounts” #Spying

 

#acesecuritynews, #cyber-attacks, #facebook, #internet-censorship-in-syria, #microsoft, #national-security-agency, #new-york-times, #skype, #social-media, #syrian-electronic-army-sea, #twitter

” Who Really Owns Your Data Once Mined “

"Tracking Your Every Move"

“Tracking Your Every Move”

#AceSecurityNews says with all the recent news about Prism and as this video by “Info-Wars” confirms the data we though we once owned, our personal private data has now become the most prized possession ever!  Once called the “Word of God” prior to the fall of Adam and his mate ,then to be corrupted by man for generations, from lies to absolute corruption of our very lives! As with the advent of theWorldwide Web we could shared everything, and spread our corruption to the very corners of the globe, eventually becoming like “God’s Knowing Good and Evil” – though we were only at the “Beginning of the End” there was still a lot more to come.

Though little was known about how such a simple and harmless act of sharing would one day lead ,to the advent of “Social Media” and this was the next step of the downfall of mankind. As everyone never saw it coming but was sucked into the web of sharing not knowing or even caring where their data ended up.

"How We track Your Every Move"

“How We track Your Every Move”

Seeing an “Eye to a Main Chance” or an eventual way to make money, it was then “Social Media” hit our lives and everyone was led down the path of having a “Facebook Page” and sharing their very lives, from their most intimate secrets to their likes and dislikes. We were told the data could be protected just by adding the word private in our settings, our emails would not be shared with anyone and all our photographs were still ours. Others saw the benefit of Sharing but it was not the “Social Media” companies that were sharing anything ,it was us. Oh yes the

Judas Iscariot

Judas Iscariot (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Facebook, Twitter and Google media site’s were indeed classed as “Free” but the meaning of “Free” was being distorted and altered. As upgrade, by upgrade until we were all sucked into the world of ” Thinking We Were Protected” but all the time “Data Mining Companies” such as “Prism and Palantir” waited in the wings, like a devil on horseback ready to ride in and claim our data as their “Right” all under the new name of “Protecting Our National Interest” and these companies with their massive mainframes bulging with all that data, we so easily shared ,archived and saved in our “Now” – Not So Personal Settings were being “Mined” for every tiny morsel of information about Who, we were and What we do and How we do it, passing these titbits for a few ” Silver Coins” like “Judas Iscariotselling-out “Jesus”for 30 pieces of silver, to the Romans for his eventually crucifixion.

Though this time it was not his crucifixion we had to witness but it would eventually be ours ,our want to have everything, to pay for everything through companies such as PayPal who would sell us out to the highest bidder or better still to watch the CIA provide the “Venture Capital” to fund these “Data Mining Companies” now with the latest reason being renamed ” National Security” and so an agency was formed called the #NSA to collate and log all our data and strip it clean. This agency would become able to use our “Data” to find our everything ,from our shopping habits, to our preferences at the next election. Of course “Social Media” companies had allowed this to happen as their pay off their 30 pieces of silver would be they could increase their coffers, with ad revenue and increased ad revenue would mean more sales ,meaning more income and more income would mean bigger and bigger sites, able to mine more information.

No longer was our “Private Data” as the companies paid had given it away to “Security Companies” and had sold their “Souls To The Devil” all in the name of “Looking After Number One” and increasing their revenue by selling us out to the highest bidder.

http://activistposter.wordpress.com/2013/12/15/a-cover-up-of-paypals-nsa-involvement/

 

#acesecuritynews, #business, #data-mining, #database, #facebook, #ibm, #judas-iscariot, #national-security-agency, #palantir, #paypal, #prism, #social-media, #twitter

#NSA Just Needs a Better Name – New Service Offerings – Dark Web

Readers: This is the  first of my guest related news posts that will be added on  a regular basis to our news site, this is not always our view of the news or opinion of the writers posts ,but we will be featuring various articles of interest as they are sent to our news-desk. Should you have anything of interest, please post it on an available link as this was and we will be pleased to feature them accordingly. Providing they comply with our “Terms and Conditions of Service” A copy of which will be supplied upon request!  

Regards, Editor – Ace News Group     

The NSA (National Security Agency) isn’t good enough to be that bad.  You try to hire 10,000 +/- highly trained cyber trackers.  About as easy as hiring 10,000 professional airport security folks.  So don’t wring your hands over how much they know about you.  It could be worse.  They could know what they’re doing.  They just need a better name, a better charter for existence, a better pitch.  We came up with the solution to all the complaining.  When it is done, they’ll be your BFF (Best Friend Forever).

Of course if you want to share this with others, GREAT!!!

NSA Just Needs a Better Name, New Service Offerings

        “Okay, now your servers are down because of a power surge, a grid malfunction, or maybe even a bomb. Now, if the intruder tries to reboot your servers or access the data, he’ll always hit this screen.” – Max Peterson, “The Echelon Conspiracy,” Dark Castle Entertainment, 2009

The National Security Agency (NSA) isn’t doing much more than any red-blooded, we’re-in-this for-the-money cloud service or social media organization is doing.

They’re scrounging through all the information that just happens to pass their way to find something of interest, something useful.

Okay, they’re a little different because they don’t sell the information to the highest bidder. They store the stuff for later when they can figure out what to do with it.

Yes, they do have a broader area to search; but then, they aren’t in it just for the money.

For that matter, they aren’t doing much more than every government in every country is doing.

In London, it’s estimated that Brits are captured on photos and video 300 times a day by cameras mounted throughout the city. Their intelligence service even got so creative as to monitor dumpsters, but that came to an end.

It wasn’t because citizens promised to do a better job of recycling; someone just determined it was a really dumb idea.

Mossad, MI5, Italy’s P2, India’s IB, Russia’s RAW, Japan’s PSIA, China’s MSS and their brethren around the globe constantly monitor and analyze communications, internal and external.

Oh heck face it all of the governmental “legal” agencies are there to catch the bad guys/gals and keep you on the straight-and-narrow.

You, not them!

They usually follow Raymond Burke’s advice, “Don’t get caught.”

Weather Plus – Thousands of satellites circle the globe constantly to check the weather and other things like the volumes of communications that are being constantly sent by people through service providers and sites. They help minimize malware infection and other problems. The automated systems and their managers just hate it when you encrypt the files/communications.

If you think the U.S.’s anti-terrorism laws give agencies like the NSA too much freedom to search online files … think again.

In today’s environment, all of these protection organizations occasionally get carried away with their work.

It isn’t hard for them to repeat what Max Peterson said, “Relax, I’m a professional.”

Just remember, they went from zero to 10,000ish big data researchers/analysts in 3-6 months much like the TSA (Transportation Security Agency) went from zero to 10,000ish highly trained travel protection agents in 30-90 days.

On the other hand, it isn’t as though people make it very difficult for them.

iNet Minute – People love how online services enable them to communicate with folks around the world and, more importantly, talk about themselves on a growing number of social media sites.  The web has become such a popular means of expression that it has become a fire hose of documents, data, information.

True, I’m really not that into your hourly Facebook posts/Likes/dislikes, daily Linked professional conquests, minute-by-minute Tweets or any of the other free-to-express-yourself social media activities that are available to all of us.

Police agencies have found some folks postings very interesting.

Divorce lawyers love it when the guy (or gal) brags about his/her “outside activity.”

In other words, some folks just can’t express themselves enough!

That’s what got agent Grant fired when he posted on his boss’ Facebook page, “I’m impressed. I always thought you were a little stupid.”

Share, Share Alike – Pre-teens, teens and Gen Yers who grew up on the iNet/web simply feel that sharing most or all of their information is just practical and logical. The open communications has spread to almost every generation and nationality.

It’s interesting that a number of social media research reports have found that a large number of people felt that what they posted on social media sites or put up in the soft, puffy cloud was not admissible in court and could not be used against them.

It can … it is!

Actually, the NSA and security folks don’t grab all of that stuff out of the clouds.

No, they go to where all that information rests – the data centers where it’s stored.

Knock on the door and …

Storage in the Cloud – While people always refer to storing their stuff in the cloud, they need to also understand that the cloud storage facility is a real building. These silos of documents, information, images/photos are where social media services and other organizations store and mine all the best possible data.

All those data centers poke into the cloud but are firmly planted on the ground around the globe.

They won’t tell you exactly where the cloud storage facility is located, but it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to find them.

Just look for places where there is ample, cheap power and favorable taxes and BAM!

The really big data centers need huge amounts of power to run the servers/storage and keep them cool.

All of the shared information creates a terrific strain on the computers, SSDs and hard drives to store and share your stuff.

None of that was something the NSA had expected or knew how to deal with.

Overblown –  Like a tidal wave of dust sweeping across the plains, the NSA receives more information, more content, more stuff than any person, any machine could sift through and scrutinize. The best thing they can do is stream it to hard drives and store them deep in a mountain until they have a free moment. Until then, they glance at less than .00004 percent of the world’s iNet traffic.

Right now, they store the stuff on HDs and ship them to a mountain cave until they can figure out what to do with the stuff they might use … some day.

So what they really need is a better name, a better mission statement.

The new name? National Storage Agency (won’t have to change the initials on their coffee cups).

Then pitch themselves as the country’s corporate and personal storage service and add a service that will have people standing in line around the block  – free, automatic backup of your devices/drives.

Most folks don’t backup their drives until it’s too late. Their new free service will automate/handle the job for you.

They could say they are only following Max Peterson’s guidance, “Oh yes, just in case.”

Then, they can contract with the social media and online storage companies to hold all the stuff for you … and them.

The NSA is no longer an electronic spying operation. And the cloud companies that do the best job of storing, finding, retrieving information about you will give them huge government contracts.

Everyone wins … problem solved!

All they have to do is remember what Max Peterson told them, “This is your BIOS-level password. Without it, nothing works in this room.”

Oh heck, put it on a Post-It on your monitor like everyone else!

Here’s the link (you may have to copy/strip in or ping us) — https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SyZFTkqQGxHGPdAGshwc6g0aqlW_wNIJxi2E3UoQyA4/edit?usp=sharing

Use it as you want with or without attribution.

 

#acesecuritynews, #edward-snowden, #business, #echelon-conspiracy, #facebook, #max-peterson, #national-security-agency, #nsa, #raymond-burke, #social-media, #united-states

Giant US government Internet spying scandal revealed!

The Washington Post and The Guardian have revealed a US government mass Internet surveillance program code-named “PRISM”. They report that the NSA and the FBI have been tapping directly into the servers of nine US service providers, including Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Apple, Yahoo, YouTube, AOL and Skype, and began this surveillance program at least seven years ago. (Imageclarifying slides)

 

These revelations are shaking up an international debate.

 

Start Page has always been very outspoken when it comes to protecting people’s privacy and civil liberties. So it won’t surprise you that we are a strong opponent of overreaching, unaccountable spy programs like PRISM. In the past, even government surveillance programs that were begun with good intentions have become tools for abuse, for example tracking civil rights and anti-war protesters.

 

Programs like PRISM undermine our Privacy, disrupt faith in governments, and are a danger to the free Internet.

 

StartPage and its sister search engine Ixquick have in their 14-year history never provided a single byte of user data to the US government, or any other government or agency. Not under PRISM, nor under any other program in the US, nor under any program anywhere in the world. We are not like Yahoo, Facebook, Google, Apple, Skype, or the other US companies who got caught up in the web of PRISM surveillance.

 

Here’s how we are different:

 

  • StartPage does not store any user data. We make this perfectly clear to everyone, including any governmental agencies. We do not record the IP addresses of our users and we don’t use tracking cookies, so there is literally no data about you on our servers to access. Since we don’t even know who our customers are, we can’t share anything with Big Brother. In fact, we’ve never gotten even a single request from a governmental authority to supply user data in the fourteen years we’ve been in business.

  • StartPage uses encryption (HTTPS) by default. Encryption prevents snooping. Your searches are encrypted, so others can’t “tap” the Internet connection to snoop what you’re searching for. This combination of not storing data together with using strong encryption for the connections is key in protecting your Privacy.

  • Our company is based in The Netherlands, Europe. US jurisdiction does not apply to us, at least not directly. Any request or demand from ANY government (including the US) to deliver user data, will be thoroughly checked by our lawyers, and we will not comply unless the law which actually applies to us would undeniably require it from us. And even in that hypothetical situation, we refer to our first point; we don’t even have any user data to give. We will never cooperate with voluntary spying programs like PRISM.

  • StartPage cannot be forced to start spying. Given the strong protection of the Right to Privacy in Europe , European governments cannot just start forcing service providers like us to implement a blanket spying program on their users. And if that ever changed, we would fight this to the end.

 

Privacy.

 

It’s not just our policy – it’s our business.
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Courtesy of

Robert E.G. Beens
CEO StartPage.com and Ixquick.com

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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan has blasted Twitter…

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan has blasted Twitter and social media in general for spreading rumors and “lies” this weekend as police clashed fought with protests in Istanbul and other cities. Erdogan went so far as calling social media

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Scoopinion Reads You While You Are Online

 

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HTML Code (Photo credit: Sebastian Fuss)

 

A brand new application that is now in start-up mode can follow you and read what you are reading! Also it can calculate how long you are reading an article!
I wonder how long it will be until it can tell me when l need a cup of tea or l am hungry?

 

Anyone would like to read more visit the link below!
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bianca-bosker/scoopinion-personalized-magazine_b_1755997.html?

 

 

 

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FTC Seeks Comments on Additional Proposed Revisions to Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule

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Privowiki main page screenshot (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

FTC Seeks Comments on Additional Proposed Revisions to Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule

Children’s On-line Privacy Protection Rule has not changed since 1999 and this will be the first real overall of the system.

With the rise of social media ever on our mind it has become a matter of not just how ,we protect our children! But the fact we must at all costs shield them from the type of people who will at any cost, exploit their social appetite for such sites as Facebook and the like!

As the rise of social media has grown to obtain every extra morsel of information about our lives, it has led to many cases of children being exploited for gain! As in the past we have moaned and tried to stop our children consuming sugary drinks or eating quick snacks and we failed.

This time it is different and we must act now and l welcome any changes that will strengthen this act and provide a way to protect their fragile minds!

This time we must not fail them, they are our future!

via FTC Seeks Comments on Additional Proposed Revisions to Children’s On-line Privacy Protection Rule.

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