Loss of Privacy

Keeping you informed on recent losses to privacy and civil rights worldwide.

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For the past three years, Elaine Rich and 3,000 other average people have been quietly making probability estimates about everything from Venezuelan gas subsidies to North Korean politics as part of , an experiment put together by three well-known psychologists and some people inside the intelligence community.

According to one report, the predictions made by the Good Judgment Project are often better even than intelligence analysts with access to classified information, and many of the people involved in the project have been astonished by its success at making accurate predictions.

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As the use of mobile Augmented Reality (AR) becomes more pervasive, companies and individuals are exploring many new opportunities to simplify their lives and streamline their businesses. Most AR systems are delivering information just-in-time in small, context-sensitive bites, and are also capable of capturing every movement and adapting over time with use. The same sensors are also capturing the faces of those who are un-intentionally in the camera’s field of view. The panelists gathered for this session are experts in information privacy, identity management and personal data. They will share their opinions about the impacts AR may have on corporate and personal privacy.

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This video is a bit heavy on the far-mongering, but it’s still important for people to know what’s in the agreement and why no one has been allowed to know so far.

What is the TPP, or Trans-Pacific Partnership? Why are corporate paid lobbyists allowed advise and read the details, but Congress is mostly kept in the dark? How will it effect average Americans and why is no one talking about it? No one other than groups like Economy In Crisis, Public Citizen and Infowars that is. Find out what one Congressman had to say after successfully suing to read the document as it has been negotiated thus far and how this massive “trade” agreement will change your life forever.

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