NETFLIX abuses your human rights by spying on you and building psychological databases on you

NETFLIX abuses your human rights by spying on you and building psychological databases on you

 

 

Did you know that Netflix watches every single thing you do and records it, psychologically analyzes it and builds a psychology file on you?

 

 

Did you know that almost any hacker or government agency, from any country, can break into those files?

 

 

Did you know that Netflix sells that information? Do you feel a bit abused? Is it ethical for Netflix to seduce you with cheap movies in order to take your privacy maiden-head?

 

 

The CIA wants to spy on you through your TV: Agency director says it will ‘transform’ surveillance

 

  • Devices connected to internet leak information

  • CIA director says these gadgets will ‘transform clandestine tradecraft’

  • Spies could watch thousands via supercomputers

  • People ‘bug’ their own homes with web-connected devices

 

By Rob Waugh FOR THE DAILY MAIL

 

When people download a film from Netflix to a flatscreen, or turn on web radio, they could be alerting unwanted watchers to exactly what they are doing and where they are.

 

Spies will no longer have to plant bugs in your home – the rise of ‘connected’ gadgets controlled by apps will mean that people ‘bug’ their own homes, says CIA director David Petraeus.

 

The CIA claims it will be able to ‘read’ these devices via the internet – and perhaps even via radio waves from outside the home.

 

 

A Sony internet TV: The rise of ‘connected’ devices in the home offers spies a window into people’s lives – CIA director David Petraeus says the technologies will ‘transform’ surveillance

 

 

General David Petraeus, former head of the allied forces in Afghanistan, is sworn in as the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency on September 6, 2011 in the White House

 

Everything from remote controls to clock radios can now be controlled via apps – and chip company ARM recently unveiled low-powered, cheaper chips which will be used in everything from fridges and ovens to doorbells.

 

The resultant chorus of ‘connected’ gadgets will be able to be read like a book – and even remote-controlled, according to CIA CIA Director David Petraeus, according to a recent report by Wired’s ‘Danger Room’ blog.

 

Petraeus says that web-connected gadgets will ‘transform’ the art of spying – allowing spies to monitor people automatically without planting bugs, breaking and entering or even donning a tuxedo to infiltrate a dinner party.

 

‘Transformational’ is an overused word, but I do believe it properly applies to these technologies,’ said Petraeus.

 

‘Particularly to their effect on clandestine tradecraft. Items of interest will be located, identified, monitored, and remotely controlled through technologies such as radio-frequency identification, sensor networks, tiny embedded servers, and energy harvesters –  all connected to the next-generation internet using abundant, low-cost, and high-power computing.’

 

Petraeus was speaking to a venture capital firm about new technologies which aim to add processors and web connections to previously  ‘dumb’ home appliances such as fridges, ovens and lighting systems.

 

This week, one of the world’s biggest chip companies, ARM, has unveiled a new processor built to work inside ‘connected’ white goods.

 

The ARM chips are smaller, lower-powered and far cheaper than previous processors – and designed to add the internet to almost every kind of electrical appliance.

 

It’s a concept described as the ‘internet of things’.

 

 

The murderous computer Hal in 2001: But it seems that the danger of computers isn’t villainous artificial intelligence – but the information they ‘leak’ about us

 

 

Futurists think that one day ‘connected’ devices will tell the internet where they are and what they are doing at all times – and will be mapped by computers as precisely as Google Maps charts the physical landscape now.

 

Privacy groups such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation have warned of how information such as geolocation data can be misused – but as more and more devices connect, it’s clear that opportunities for surveillance will multiply.

 

 

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Tony, Buffalo, NY, 4 years ago

Easy answer, don’t own a TV. I work for a cable television company. I don’t own a TV. When my Mom was alive, she banned TV from the kitchen. We all had to wash our hands, sit down, and pray, before dinner. We had to talk about our day.

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Craig, Waterlooville, 4 years ago

A nation of sheep begets a government of wolves. They wont be spying on me through any telly. We dumped the TV and all its lying propaganda more than 10 years ago. And as for connected appliances be sure information will abound on how to disconnect these things. Turn to God and accept the teachings of Jesus and find life. – Annie Linux, Sheffield, 18/03/2012 12:53 I agree with you that Governments and Media do indeed control the masses but while Religion, in general, does do a good job of laying down the framework for moral behaviour; it was manipulated by Mankind (Men in general) to keep the masses in check many moons ago, therefore being the first mass control model that all Government have emulated hence forth. Why do you think the first testement is all doom and gloom and the second much nicer? Scare em first and Save em after!

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John, Northampton, PA USA, 4 years ago

My God, Bush will stop at nothing to crush civil liberties and spy on the American people. I heard that he’s even arguing that the government should be allowed to secretly plant GPS devices and track people *without a warrant*! And the way he just assassinated an American citizen in Yemen without even a jury trial! It’s unbelievable. If that’s not unconstitutional, I don’t know what is. We need to elect somebody like Barack Obama who will protect us from the predations of Big Government. Wait, what?

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EDW, Texas, USA, 4 years ago

If citizens could measure the benefits of this sort of thing, we could at least see what good it does for us. Instead, benefits are not apparent, but all the while, real criminals are doing real damage everywhere, but “authorities” can’t seem to make any improvement. I say fix the stuff you are already in charge of and have laws for and shove your ideas of invading our privacy up some dark hole.

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Petraeus, Gemma, CA, 4 years ago

Exactly, Frank. 1984 is not a novel — it’s a blueprint. The anti-war leftists called him “Betray-us”. It infuriated me at the time. Maybe I should have listened.

 


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