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Dystopia Now! – Surveillance Through Vaccine Certificates, Digital IDs, and Biometric Data

By Jesse Smith With the pandemic, the “digital transformation” that so many analysts have been referring to for years, without being exactly sure what it meant, has found its catalyst. One major effect of confinement will be the expansion and progression of the digital world in a decisive and often permanent manner. – Klaus Schwab,…

How “Smart” Bulbs Track Your Behavior (Even When Lights Are Turned Off) and Why Manufacturers Want Your Data

By B.N. Frank Privacy and security experts have warned for many years about privacy and cybersecurity risks associated with ALL “Smart” and wireless technology – cell phones (see 1, 2, 3), medical devices and implants (see 1, 2), personal and “Smart” home devices and wearables (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6), utility “Smart” meters…

In Latest "Excess Borrowing" Crackdown, China Will Force Fintech Giants To Disclose Consumer Credit Data

One theory that has emerged from Beijing’s crackdown on Jack Ma and his business and fintech empire, is that China’s true intention in bringing China’s richest man to heel was not so much the public humiliation in what has been widely seen as a giant clash of egos between Xi Jinping and Jack Ma, as…

China Scrubs Critical Wuhan Lab Data; Deletes 300 Studies – Including Research By 'Batwoman'

The Chinese government has come under fresh scrutiny over accusations that officials scrubbed crucial online data about the Wuhan Institute of Virology – the controversial laboratory suspected of being the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Daily Mail, “hundreds of pages of information” spanning over 300 studies conducted by WIV have been wiped…

Nearly Half Of U.S. Voters Believe Health Officials Have Been Misleading With COVID Data

Submitted by Planet Free Will Nearly 50% of U.S. voters believe that public health officials have been misleading when providing data on the coronavirus pandemic, a recent Just the News Daily poll shows. According to the poll, forty-eight percent of voters believe public health leaders have “misrepresented the data” to build support for certain policies…

Singapore Police Access COVID Tracing App Data For Criminal Investigations

By Tyler Durden In another instance where conspiracy theory becomes fact, a coronavirus tracing app in Singapore can now be used by the police to track citizens for criminal investigations, according to Channel News Asia. In June, Singapore rolled out a mandatory COVID-19 tracing program that would identify people who had come in contact with virus…

Singapore Police Access COVID Tracing App Data For Criminal Investigations

In another instance where conspiracy theory becomes fact, a coronavirus tracing app in Singapore can now be used by the police to track citizens for criminal investigations, according to Channel News Asia.  In June, Singapore rolled out a mandatory COVID-19 tracing program that would identify people who had come in contact with virus carriers. The private…

Cell Phone Apps Gather User Data Using Ultrasonic Signals: TV Viewing, Precise Location in Stores, etc.

By B.N. Frank If you’re concerned about your privacy, it was reported last year that U.S. government tracking software had been installed in hundreds of mobile apps. Of course, businesses have always been very interested in customers’ personal habits too. A 2018 article provides more details about how software apps collect user data often without…

How Real-Time Data Changed Everything

Submitted by Nick Colas of DataTrek To set the stage for this discussion, I’ll start with the story of when I first considered the intersection of personal technology usage and data gathering. It was 1994, and I had just signed up for AOL through one of those ubiquitous CD-ROM mailers. There was a portal to…

A “Brave School World” of Tracking Student Data for “Social Credit”

By John Klyczek From Bill Gates to BigQuery, From Blockchain to Hashgraph In my recent article series, I document how the US Department of Education’s emergency COVID rules for “Distance Learning and Innovation” (85 FR 18638) have deregulated the federal requirements for “adaptive learning” and other ed-tech forms of “artificial intelligence” that are now being…

Trumpnado Sparks Late-Day Lurch Lower In Stocks, Dollar Drops On Dismal Data

Core Durable Goods miss, Personal Income and Spending miss and drop, UMich Sentiment miss and drop, total jobless claims remains above 20 million, and new home sales miss and drop… all sending hard and soft macro data plunging… Source: Bloomberg But stocks were up because, hey, it’s just a fleshwound… and stimulus… Fintok about to…

Joe Biden Appears To Outperform In Counties Using Dominion Or HART Voting Machines: Data Analyst

Authored by Allen Zhong via The Epoch Times, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden outperforms in counties that use the Dominion or HART InterCivic voting machines, according to a data analyst. “Analysis evidence suggests the use of the Dominion X/ICX BMD (Ballot Marking Device) machine, manufactured by Dominion Voting Systems, and machines from HART InterCivic appear to have abnormally…

Blackstone Will Soon Be Turning Around And Selling The Data From Companies It Acquires

In the past, we have noted incessant demand to buy all types of data – it’s why companies like LinkedIn and Fitbit were eventually acquired, it exists at places like your local shopping mall, and it’s the crux of many successful hedge funds.  That’s why it isn’t too much of a surprise to hear that…

PBOC Has Explaining To Do With Mysterious Yuan Data

By Ye Xie, Bloomberg macro commentator and analyst Beijing has avoided being named a currency manipulator by the Trump administration. But the conclusion comes with a big yellow flag that may come back to haunt China. The U.S. Treasury Department on Wednesday kept China on the watch list in the last currency report of the Trump administration,…

Controversial COVID-19 Data Scientist’s Home Raided, Guns Pointed at Family, Computers Seized

By Matt Agorist Tallahassee, FL — Earlier this year in May, Rebekah Jones, the data scientist working for Florida, who put together that state’s COVID-19 database, made national headlines when she was fired by the state over a disagreement in reporting the numbers. Jones says she was fired for refusing to manipulate data that showed…

AstraZeneca Vaccine Only 62% Effective; Impact On Elderly Unclear As More Data Needed

Unlike the last few weeks, ‘vaccine Monday’ has become ‘vaccine Tuesday’, as the Britain’s “V-Day” vaccinations grabbed headlines earlier, and now the country’s most promising project – the AstraZeneca-Oxford jab – has published peer-reviewed data in the Lancet purporting to show that the shot is safe and effective. However, many questions about its efficacy and…

DHS Investigated For Spying On Citizens Using Cell Data From Mobile Advertising

By Tyler Durden The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is launching an inspector general investigation into whether federal agencies surveilled Americans via their cell phone data without a warrant. While this sounds like nothing new, it involved federal agents buying access to a large commercial database. According to a letter the DHS sent to Congressional…

As Dems Push Loan Forgiveness, Data Show Blue States Have Highest Average Student Debt

We know it’s hard for millennials to hear – especially considering how badly screwed so many of them are after racking up ridiculous loan balances into the 100s of thousands of dollars – but there isn’t a compelling moral argument for forgiving student loans. While Democratic politicians like Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders like to…

Open Letter To Governor Brown: The Data Confirms “It’s Time To Re-Open Oregon’s Businesses”

Authored by Chris Hamilton via Econimica blog, I’m a proud native Oregonian.  I’ve lived in Asia, Europe, and traveled most of the world, but I choose to live in Oregon. It’s that good.  Oregon is also great because it is a political and social dichotomy.  Ultra liberal Portland, Eugene, Bend vs ultra conservative rural Oregon….

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