Saturday, May 19, 2018

The Cold, Hard Facts Behind 'Surveillance Capitalism'

Be careful, your dumbphone is telling on you every day in every way.
image of a penny with 'In God We Trust' Crime prevention starts with YOU! The issue of Facebook compromising user privacy goes WAY BEYOND what we have heard. Here's a story I dug up for one of my client's social media outreach work that spells it out. You NEED TO READ this.
How Surveillance Capitalism Can Impact Public Safety and CII Users | #ESC_LLC #Privacy #Surveillance #PublicSafety | Mission-critical communications users must be aware that personal devices and applications are subject to data surveillance. To read this informative article about Digital DNA and how service providers can put your data at risk, go to: http://ow.ly/spUS30k4fxs and turn to page 20. Or you can download a PDF printout of the story by clicking here.
What impresses me about the story is the extent to which telcom companies have gone to secure their right to infringe on the privacy rights of everyone on the planet who dumbly buys and uses a smart phone. According to the author of this story, not only are there apps loaded into our cell phones that CANNOT be uninstalled (Amazon is one of them), but there are terms of agreement buried in these phones that most of us have never seen, let alone know exist. (see sidebar on right, click to enlarge.)

There's not much that can be done by or for anyone outside of the Mission Critical community, but the U.S. Government should, they MUST take steps to better secure data encountered and transmitted by those in mission critical roles, such as defense contractors, civilian employees, and those in the military. The rest of us have a decision to make, whether to give up all those free apps and the cell phone in general or to go on as we are, allowing others to exploit our data.

Al Colombo


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Sunday, May 6, 2018

Everything Is Happening In An Instant

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“What's happened to the time?”

A common phrase for those of us who expected more time but suddenly realized that what time we imagined we had is now up.

Some scientists have gone on record to say that all of time—everything that has ever happened or will happen—is all happening at once. In other words, it's all
happening simultaneously.

I have heard this before, and it's not something that you can easily wrap your mind around, but it is something that we can sense deep within us. I've always known that things are different than what they appear on the surface.

The fact is, the more science learns about the reality we live in, the more we know we know nothing and the more weirder things get.

Here's the conundrum for me: It's not just everything I've ever done or will do from birth to death that's included in this statement, but everything before, in between, and after I'm gone! We're told that it “all” happened in an “Instant.”

So, what's an “instant?”

“...an infinitesimal space of time; especially : a point in time separating two states at the instant of death” (http://bit.ly/2FPlbh5).
“...according to theoretical physicist Lee Smolin, the time has come to grapple with this ancient conundrum: 'Understanding the nature of time is the single most important problem facing science,' he says” (Robert Matthews, Academic and science writer, http://bit.ly/2HZCPAC).
If you consider the fact that “everything” that has or will happen in the entire universe happens in an instant, then you've got to face the thought that your own lifetime is or was a fraction of an instant—which evidently is a blip on the sea of an instant in time. Is any of this making any sense at all?

The only way that any of this can possibly make any sense is in a totally digital world where everything and everyone are but blips of data in a massive computer the likes that none of us could possibly begin to imagine. ...blip...

by Allan Colombo
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