February 25, 2018

OPERATION PRISM: Mobile APP – FACES OF EVIL?: Facebook, Amazon, Yahoo, Google? Huff Post – Fear Pump “American’s Not Impressed”


Facebook Delays Controversial Privacy Policy Change / Amazon Is Considering A $0 Smartphone / Yahoo Says U.S. Looked At Only .01% Of People’s Data πŸ˜‰


It seems like Operation Prism is kicking onto high gear πŸ™‚
They want us all to have Smart Phones so badly, they are considering giving them away for Free. And that brand new smartphone comes with decreased privacy and increased ease-dropping. Cool!

Facebook kauft Face.com fuer Gesichtserkennung
This is a beautifully colorful picture combining the ancient All Seeing Eye Symbol and Facebook together.

*** Facebook Delays Controversial Privacy Policy Change ***

After six privacy groups raised concerns about proposed revisions to Facebook’s privacy policy, the world’s largest social network said it would hold off on implementing the controversial changes until next week.

“We are taking the time to ensure that people’s comments are reviewed and taken into consideration to determine whether further updates are necessary and we expect to finalize the process in the coming week,” a Facebook spokesperson told The Huffington Post by email.

Facebook wants to make sure it is not violating an agreement struck two years ago with a federal agency after getting caught using people’s faces and names on the site’s “Sponsored Stories” feed without permission. The updated policy clarifies that Facebook users automatically consent to having their likenesses used by Facebook — unless members say otherwise. It’s not much different from the old privacy policy, which said members could control how their names and personal data were used in ads on the site.

Privacy advocates allege that the new document still violates the agreement by letting Facebook use personal information in ads without sufficient explicit consent from members. The groups also take issue with Facebook not doing enough to protect teens.

Facebook announced last week that it would update the document that explains to its more than 1 billion members how their names and likenesses will be used on the site. “We have not changed our ads practices or policies – we only made things clearer for people who use our service,” a Facebook spokesperson told HuffPost on Thursday.

But after announcing those language tweaks, which we meant to go into effect on Thursday, a cohort of advocacy groups, including the Center for Digital Democracy and Consumer Watchdog, sent an open letter to the Federal Trade Commission, which was behind the 2011 agreement, asking it to stop Facebook.

Facebook said that the timeframe for enacting the changes has nothing to do with the letter. But the executive director of the Center for Digital Democracy, one of the groups that signed the letter, disagreed.

“Facebook is being forced to justify its latest grab of user data to D.C. regulators,” Jeffrey Chester told The Los Angeles Times.


* facebook is a great way to find old friends and let your bill collectors finf you lol πŸ™‚

* Facebook’s motto, “If it ain’t broke, break it”.

* Slick Zuckerberg and company again find a way to enrich themselves by exploiting those who trust them!

* People are dumb as rocks when it comes to what they don’t understand about Face****.Become a member of a “anti face****” site.Or better yet, put a address on your face**** page to a free web site where you can post all the stuff that Face**** does not allow. Better than face**** put music on pages put you tubes videos on ect,ect, way better.

* People still use Facebook? Really? Wow!!

* I know a lot of people like FB. However, I think it’s one of the greatest American dupes in recent history.

* In the meantime, be sure to tag every photo you post as ‘Mark Zuckerberg’ …. animals, plants, random people, just be sure to mess up that algorithm as much as possible.

* As I’ve said straight from the gate never post anything on FB that can come back to bite you in the a double s one day!

* Truth is that while some of us dislike (no pun intended) this FB abuse of privacy, the vast majority of people in the world are not only okay with it, but could care less. One need to look no further than to see the voluntary type of “Statuses” and information people freely post on Facebook on a daily basis.

* I should just get off Facebook because I seldom post anything on there. I do notice the increase in ads now, even more then before. I have a business so I keep the page but I never post anything personal on there.

* I totally agree with you. I am amazed, shocked and appalled to see how many of my ‘Friends’ post so much personal information. The “Tell all Generation”


Jeff Bezos

*** Amazon Is Reportedly Considering An Audacious Price For Its Phone: $0 ***

An Audacious Price For Its Phone: $0

The Huffington Post | By Drew Guarini

Amazon’s long-rumored smartphone may be available to customers for free when it arrives in stores and online, even if it’s not sold with a carrier contract.

This is according to a Friday report from former Wall Street Journal reporters Jessica E. Lessin and Amir Efrati, who quote people “familiar with Amazon’s effort.” The report comes only days before Apple is expected to announce a budget “iPhone 5C” on Tuesday, Sept. 10.

While Amazon’s audacious but unconfirmed plan to offer a smartphone for free will likely pique the curiosity of many prospective buyers, questions linger. The phone’s cost will be dependent on how the company works out its financial deals with hardware partners, Lessin and Efrati wrote, and some of their sources were less than convinced the free device strategy is even possible. To make up the cost, Amazon will reportedly depend on customers buying digital media and apps through services such as Amazon or Amazon Prime.

Still, Amazon’s penchant for being a loss leader with its products — such as selling $79 Kindles that cost $84 to build — proves that if any company can pull this thing off, it may be Amazon. CNET pointed out that the phone, like the Kindle, could be a “classic Amazon move” to get customers pulled into the Amazon ecosystem of products.

As for hardware, the speculation is that similar to the Kindle, the Amazon smartphone would run on a “forked” version of Android. This means that the phone would run on an open-sourced version of Google’s mobile operation system sans Google apps or the Google Play store. This would leave Amazon’s phone in direct competition with other Google-approved Android phones.

The Wall Street Journal reported on Amazon’s smartphone in May, saying the phone would possibly have a glasses-free 3D screen and eye tracking technology. The company could also offer a low-end version of the device, the WSJ also reported.


ADMIN: Something to think about. OPERATION PRISM: MOBILE APP?


“PRISM is a clandestine mass electronic surveillance data mining program known to have been operated by the United States National Security Agency (NSA) since 2007.[1][2][3] PRISM is a government code name for a data-collection effort known officially by the SIGAD US-984XN.[4][5]

The Prism program collects stored Internet communications based on demands made to Internet companies such as Google Inc. under Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act of 2008. The NSA can use these Prism requests to target communications that were encrypted when they traveled across the Internet backbone, to focus on stored data that telecommunication filtering systems discarded earlier,[6][7] and to get data that is easier to handle, among other things.

Documents indicate that PRISM is “the number one source of raw intelligence used for NSA analytic reports”, and it accounts for 91% of the NSA’s Internet traffic acquired under FISA section 702 authority”


Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer

*** Yahoo Says U.S. Looked At Only .01% Of People’s Data, But That’s Way More Than You Think ***

Yahoo just released its first transparency report, and despite what the company wants you to believe, the U.S. government is looking at a lot of people’s data.

In the report released Friday, Yahoo says that the U.S. government requested “less than one-hundredth of one percent of Yahoo users worldwide.” Sure, 0.01 percent sounds small, but if you take into account a few more factors, that number gets scarier.

The U.S. was the No. 1 nation in terms of data requests, with 12,444 requests across 40,322 users. Yahoo disclosed 6,798 pieces of “non-content data,” or things like names, locations and IP addresses. It also disclosed 4,604 pieces of data that people created, like emails, Yahoo Calendar events and Flickr photos.

In total, Yahoo gave up 11,402 pieces of data, or almost 92 percent of the data requested. This data is just for the first 6 months of 2013. Though these figures represent a fraction of a percentage of Yahoo’s overall userbase, they certainly are not insignificant, especially given that this all happened in such a short span of time.

It is important to note, though, that Yahoo did not give up anyone’s data without a fight. Yahoo has been fighting the National Security Agency in a secret court since 2008, and was eventually forced to join PRISM, even though Yahoo argued that the data requests were unconstitutional.


* NSA already admitted to supercomputers that can beat any SSL on the market. Without requests or permissions.

* Edward Snowden didn’t give up a 200K a year job to tell us that the NSA-CIA-IRS- Homeland security was just capturing phone numbers.

* How bout’ all the data Yahoo didn’t know the Fed were looking at? C’mon… are we really suppose to believe that the NSA will wait for permission. I can guarantee they’ve got physical hacks on all the major server systems in the country.

* Intel Inside.

* LoL! That clever joke just made my night! Thanks!!

* And, that number will only get smaller seeing as even the ill informed wannabe crocks no better now

* Good evening, “Yahoo Comes Clean On Data It Gives The Government.” I can say with absolute confidence… no they have not. It’s Secret. It’s Top Secret. They can not reveal it.

* And how do you know this exactly?

* Snowden.

* “Sure, 0.01 percent sounds small, but…”

* But nothing. It is small.

* Given that The Government basically built a goodish chunk of the www. as we know it today, isn’t it fairly probable that ‘they’ probably monitor most internet traffic going on in the US, today, including Yahoo! ? I bet that there’s precious little that goes on, online, that they’re not aware of.

* They didn’t really build that much of it. Which is why they need to go to AT&T for access to the fiber.

* They did fund all of the initial research though.

* The needs of the 99% outweigh the GREED of the 1%;

* Wow,… people still use Yahoo mail,….. that’s disturbing !

* Forced to join Prisum, They could have come to the America people. They didn’t do it, they rolled over just like the rest of them. Good people break bad laws.

* “We only allowed the feds to spy on our customers a little bit.” Liars.

* And, the head of the NSA told Congress “yes I lied to you last week, but the lies I told were closer to the truth than any of the other lies you were told before!

* Yep and .001% is still illegal. Whether they have ‘looked at it’ or not, it’s being stored (even more illegal; information can only be kept for an ongoing criminal investigation and must be dumped after it is resolved. These clowns are storing everything indefinitely.

* I left Yahoo. It went downhill after she took over. At first, subtle differences and annoyances, then the biggies kicked in. Complaint after complaint and all went on deaf ears. Screw her and Yahoo.

* Privacy is dead….

* Give it a decent burial, and get on with your life.

* Americans are the greatest threat to America.

* The dystopian fantasies of yesteryear are now a reality. We’ve allowed the coming of an age where the civil liberties our forefathers fought so hard for are being eroded by the day. Freedom of Press, Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Assembly are mere ghostly images of their original intent. We’ve woken up to an Orwellian Society of Fear where anyone is at the mercy of being labeled a terrorist for standing up for rights we took for granted just over a decade ago. Read about how we’re waging war against ourselves at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/09/living-in-society-of-fear-ten-years.html