Loss of Privacy

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

Several car insurance companies are beginning to offer discounts to parents if they allow the company to place a drive-cam in the car to monitor how teens are driving.  The catch is, it also monitors other adults.  The insurance company claims that it will not use the information from the adult against insurance rates, but we know that they can and, eventually, they will.

The information is recorded as video and then wirelessly transmits the information to a neutral driving coach.  The camera is mounted under the rear view mirror so the entire inside of the car can been seen.

It is also highly likely that other people will have access to all of the data, especially if there has been an accident.

It is possible American Family might request Teen Safe Driver output from customers in some situations involving the claims process, for instance, as part of an accident investigation. The information also is subject to being subpoenaed by other parties in a legal proceeding.

Teen Safe Driver guarantees that parents will have peace of mind after handing over the keys to their children, but if everything is recorded, including adults, will they really be at peace?  It should never be acceptable to spy on anyone.  This program is targeting teens, but the fact that it will record adults as well leads on to believe that the monitoring will eventually be marketed to all drivers.

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Gigi explains how deep packet inspection (DPI) works and the threat it presents to you.

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Many people fail to understand that most of what you put on the internet is not private and people you probably don’t want to read your information do.  If you’re privacy conscious, you might want to take a look at the new Facecloak, which aims to keep your information private on Facebook, allowing you to choose who sees it.

…researchers at the University of Waterloo in Ontario have developed a browser plug-in to help users keep their information private from prying eyes and from social-network providers as well. Urs Hengartner, an assistant professor of computer science, and his colleagues say the plug-in replaces sensitive information in a user’s profile and news feed with meaningless text that can only be unscrambled by trusted friends or contacts. Dubbed FaceCloak, the tool assures its users that sensitive data stays private, Hengartner says. “If you have a particular illness, you might want to allow only your friends to see that,” he says. “This leaves it up to the user to decide what information to keep away from Facebook.”

Of course, if you’re that afraid that some unauthorized person will be able to access your information, then, maybe, you shouldn’t post it to begin with.

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The HPV vaccine, which was rushed to market, has suffered from bad press due to the prevalence of its side effects.  Though many vaccines have side effect, the fact that HPV was pushed through testing has led to higher rates of side effects, including death, that was initially though.

Known on the market as Gardasil, the vaccine has seen large side effects, including fainting, blood clots, and death.  A new report from the Journal of the American Medical Association confirms this.

Just as NaturalNews has consistently reported, the vaccine has caused an extraordinary number of adverse side effects. And now comes word from the JAMA report that the HPV vaccine has unexpectedly caused episodes of fainting and life-threatening blood clots. In fact, in a statement to the media, these events were called “disproportional” — meaning these side effects are anything but rare. What’s more, among the 12,424 adverse reaction reports about the HPV vaccine, 772 (6.2 percent) were serious and included 32 reports of death.

Other problems caused by the vaccine include local site reactions, skin rashes, nausea, dizziness, headaches and even Guillain-Barre syndrome (a disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks part of the peripheral nervous system sometimes causing paralysis) and anaphylaxis (hypersensitivity reaction that can cause sudden death). As just reported by CBS news, the teenage daughter of physician Scott Ratner and his wife was one of the unfortunate girls who became severely ill with a chronic autoimmune disease, myofasciitis, after her first dose of Gardasil. Dr. Ratner told CBS his daughter was so ill with the neurological problem “..she’d have been better off getting cervical cancer than the vaccination.”

One the lead researchers for Gardasil has also gone public this week, telling CBS news there is no data showing that the vaccine even remains effective beyond five years. That means that if a ten year old girl is given the vaccine and subjected to possibly serious and even life-threatening side effects, the vaccine may offer her no protection at all when she hits her teens or young adulthood.

So, the vaccine is pretty much useless to the children that it is marketing it towards and gives your daughter the chance of getting something worse, so that the pharmaceutical companies can make money.

What makes the debate about Gardasil crazy to begin with is that studies have shown 70 to 90 percent of people with HPV naturally clear the virus from the body within two years of infection — with no help from drugs or vaccines. So the most effective protection from problems caused by HPV is to avoid being infected by the multiple strains of HPV by not engaging in promiscuous, unprotected-by-condoms sex (the virus is transmitted sexually and condoms do not offer 100 percent protection) and by keeping your body’s immune system strong and healthy through good nutrition, exercise and exposure to sunlight.

In essence, if your daughter practices responsible sexual behavior, she dramatically lowers the risk of exposure to the virus with no help from any sort of drugs.  Why would you want to subject your daughter to such risks?

This drug does not help to reduce exposure to cancer. It is, however, increasing the risks of convulsions, fevers, paralysis, and other severe side effects in girls aged 12 and 13.  Is your daughter’s life really worth risking for an ineffective vaccine?

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That’s right, even though this woman has no clue and calls the ACLU atheists, communists, liberals, and undesirables, they would still fight for her right to say it.  This woman was at the 9-12-09 march in DC.

On the other hand, what person puts words on the wrong side of a sign?  Who has used the term undesirable since WWII?

Oh, and she’s also violating title 4, Chapter 1, Section 8d of the United States Code.

The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery. It should never be festooned, drawn back, nor up, in folds, but always allowed to fall free. Bunting of blue, white, and red, always arranged with the blue above, the white in the middle, and the red below, should be used for covering a speaker’s desk, draping the front of the platform, and for decoration in general.

I’m sure if we arrested her though, the ACLU would help defend her.

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