The battle for your information; such a hot commodity.
In Public: “Smart devices aren’t spying on you.”
In Private: “Ooooh look we developed a ‘Fake off’ mode!
“Using the ‘Fake Off’ mode, the government can trick you into thinking your TV is off when it is actually still on, recording your every word.” And they’re not really battling for your information anymore – people are handing it over voluntarily.
A simple blue LED in the back of your TV can help you identify if Big Brother is watching. Simply turn the device off; if the blue light still shines, that means it’s on Fake Off mode & you are being spied on.
After Wikileaks documents revealed the CIA can spy on Americans through their internet-connected Samsung TV & other devices, many wonder about their own gadgets. Strangely enough, those pushing it never suggest anything dishonest could possibly be going on. Their track record somewhat lacks honesty & integrity. A little research will show you the value of their word. A trove of documents posted by the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks claims the CIA developed, borrowed or purchased at least 12 different tools aimed at turning computers, cellphones & other gadgets into surveillance tools. Some programs could automatically make copies of files on a thumb drive or SD card; others could inject hidden monitoring or sharing programs.The files mention malware called “Assassin” & “Medusa” – like a spy film, with tools the CIA uses to steal data from iphones, seize control of Microsoft desktops or make Internet-connected Samsung tv’s secretly function as microphones. That’s insane – not to mention a violation of our privacy.
“The release of so many sensitive files appeared to catch the CIA, the White House & other government entities off-guard. A CIA spokesman would say only that “we do not comment on the authenticity of purported intelligence documents.”
I love Julian Assange & WikiLeaks; we need more people like him, with integrity, who do the right thing. Would you rather have the government continue lying, deceiving, confusing, controlling & manipulating you? They just brainwash people on their gadgets to go buy more gadgets. It seems like every 6 months they update the iphone & sell it to you for around $1000, yeah, you’re kinda being played. And now, people are voluntarily placing always on, always listening devices in their homes: the Echo / Alexa / HomePod / GoogleHome, etc. And they refuse to answer questions about CIA affiliations, & will shut down. But a lot of people who reviewed it online think it’s slightly sketchy, so the reviews online are making more people doubt the ‘nothing to see here’ narrative. We should be talking about it: Amazon gave the CIA $600 million for a cloud storage contract. The CIA + Cloud service? Geez, you’d almost think the CIA is interested in your information. Weird. And now the CIA is helping Amazon store all that info? I see ..
After several similar video reviews, I stumbled on this from Ellen:
The first thing that came to mind after watching this: “Ellen, do you work for the CIA?” She has a big platform & influence, I was surprised she ridiculed something we should probably be more concerned about – at least look into – I felt uncomfortable watching her use it to ridicule something to such a degree, it’d make one feel silly to suspect anything sinister or nefarious going on. Smells like disinformation; how ’bout “Research this shit cuz it’s sketchy as fuck.” What do you think? Safe & nothing to worry about? So in other words ‘Trust your government?’ Can’t. That ship has sailed. One must always research, ask questions, & research some more. Trust your gut. Know your sources. Recognize, then steer clear of corporations with corrupt bosses with secret agendas. Keep an eye on the narratives they push & you’ll know it’s often the opposite that’s true. We’ve been lied to, about so much, for far too long. Always investigate – you’ll see who’s constantly pushing their agenda, who’s biased, & who outright fabricates. “Dismissing, without even mentioning the wisdom in investigating, & the importance of critical thinking, is suspicious.”
This user wants us to remove the flashlight app – it’s supposedly malware: Do You Have this App on Your Smartphone? Uninstall it!
How Woody? I know how – We could stop giving them money. Without us, they couldn’t survive. That’s one of the most important things to these people. We bitch & moan about them & then we still buy their products:
We’re keeping them alive. We hafta be more conscious of where we spend our money & who we’re giving it to. There has to be a rEvolution.
Please don’t do this anymore. Save your money. Take a vacation. Spend on experiences, not things. Every year I hope this is the year this stops:
Stop making rich companies richer. Stop making fools of yourselves – the CEO’s are laughing in their offices, laughing all the way to the bank.
Always ask questions. Think for yourself.