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Reboot Society: Is your ‘eyePhone’ watching you?

April 25, 2011 Leave a comment

Yes. Your sparkling new Iphone is keeping a comprehensive log of your locations, movement patterns. Not only that but it has the capability to become a hidden microphone and camera during your most private moments, as well as potentially recording your online activity and telephone conversations. It gets worse. Any of this info can be retrieved by Apple at the government’s request, without warrant, since by using the phone and/or applications you have signed away any right to privacy, even when the phone is ‘off’.

This may not be an issue for many people, who are believing Apple’s lame excuse of quality improvement, or even those who believe it will be useful for catching ‘criminals’ and/or ‘terrorists’. The “but I dont have anything to hide” crowd would be well advised to listen to Ben Franklin,  who replied to this kind of statement with his famous quip, “Those who would trade liberty for security deserve neither.” Strong words, but they ring with a resounding truth.

How long until these devices are abused, rather than being used for protection from crime be used to record minor offenses, and turned into revenue collecting devices? How about using the phone to record any time the phone is moving over seventy five miles per hour, and sends an alert to highway patrol including GPS coordinates, and direction of travel? Or maybe just email you a ticket? It would be easily doable with existing technology. How about sending an alert if your phone sits at a local bar for a couple hours and then starts driving again? Maybe they will make the excuse of child protection, If you child starts screaming or crying, and automated alert goes to CPS? Government applications that report anything suspicious, providing a quick notification if you see anybody doing anything against the “law” which is instituted to replace morality and institute fines for any benign offense? Agency and morality would go out the door, antiquated concepts not required in this Orwellian “New world order.” It seems like a long stretch, but it could easily happen. You have to protect your rights BEFORE they are being abused!

Droid users? We have the same problem. Only difference is that we can remove our batteries when we don’t want to be under surveillance!


Link to news article:

http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/137432/20110423/apple-we-must-have-comprehensive-user-location-data-on-you.htm 


Edit: Well, looks like another source. Cops Already Using Iphone Location Data

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>Homeless and drunk; starving but high: My real life encounter with a real life zombie!

March 27, 2011 1 comment

>    Yesterday I was in a Panda Express, enjoying some shrimp and rice. A disheveled looking man, maybe 50 something years old came stumbling through the door. I noticed he wasn’t quite right, but  there are strange sorts of people. He walked around, casually eyeballing the customers, most of whom didn’t pay him much mind, absorbed in their own lives. After a lap or two, he started asking if we could give him money. Now, he was very difficult to understand, and obviously under the influence, barely able to stand. I thought about buying him a meal until he started yelling obscenities at a short Asian man who appeared to be the manager of the establishment for not giving him free food. He was getting a little over aggressive and demanded to use the manager’s phone. He said it was against policy and walked away, I presumed he was going to call the sheriff’s office.
    Our unfortunate friend began incoherently mumbling and shouting intermittently at patrons, saying nobody cared if he was hungry. Well, after the display he was putting on, I sure didn’t. Luckily, he never tried to take anybody’s food, like the elderly couple who looked extremely nervous. I pondered, why would anybody make such a fool of themselves? What could possibly be the benefit of this display? Obviously he wasn’t going to get anywhere with the management except kicked out, and we, the patrons were not going to help him out now. One of the customers began talking to him in a stern voice, telling him to leave. I thought for sure this was going to provoke further aggression, but he appeared to become skittish and nervous. Pointing at the door, the man reiterated his order, and our friend began stumbling about trying to exit via the glass panel right next to the door. Finally, he figured out which one the door was and turned back with a look of despair, mumbling about how it wasn’t fair.

    Not fair, he said. Well, that guy somehow got booze, meth or crack cocaine. Something tells me the drug dealers aren’t giving that stuff out for free. Looks like this dude had some priorities, and eating wasn’t it. He could have got a 20 pound bag of rice and a beef bullion cube at Walmart for 11 dollars (probably about as much or less than he blew on booze/drugs) that very day, made a campfire with a borrowed match and sagebrush, and boiled rice in a hubcap! Instead he decided to feel like we were picking on him because we didn’t reward his poor behavior. Hope he found some sucker nicer than me to give him a meal.

>Grand opening!

September 1, 2008 Leave a comment

>I’ve finally graduated from the myspace only blogging, and started one of my own official blogs. I’ll include a little bit of background and the purposes behind starting this page.

I’ve always been a freedom-loving type, and I’ve always admired the founders of this great nation and their inspired Constitution, Declaration of Independence and their quotes. Particularly because my public education left gaping holes when it came to their true mindsets, philosophy and natural law. However, I’ve made it a goal to fill it in.

During my studies, I’ve heard much, You may not believe or understand everything that I will post, but look at it from an unbiased position with an open mind and if you find the true facts to contradict me, I’d be glad to see it. I do my best to investigate whatever I come across, but you must realize that a lot of these ideas may be taboo or even repressed, making concrete evidence difficult to find at least, and most possibly intentionally obscured, overlooked or downright lied about.

I’m not going to start off easy, but I will do what I can to post from a logical standpoint and include links and explanations wherever possible.

I hope you find my content interesting!
🙂
USPatriot556