"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

AT&T sells your location data to anyone says lawsuit

No Doubt the NSA is an AT&T customer

  • Who needs a warrant when you can just buy the date from private parties.

(WND)  -  A lawsuit has been filed in federal court in California that accuses AT&T of selling the location data of its phone customers to “anyone for any purpose.”
That’s a violation of its promise to customers to protect such information, including “phone customers’ sensitive location data,” the complaint charges.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation said it is working with Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP on the class action complaint filed on behalf of AT&T customers in California.
It seeks to stop the telecom giant and two data location aggregators from giving bounty hunters, car dealerships, landlords, creditors, bail bondsmen, stalkers and many others access to wireless customers’ real-time locations without authorization.
“An investigation by Motherboard earlier this year revealed that any cellphone user’s precise, real-time location could be bought for just $300. The report showed that carriers, including AT&T, were making this data available to hundreds of third parties without first verifying that users had authorized such access. AT&T not only failed to obtain its customers’ express consent, making matters worse, it created an active marketplace that trades on its customers’ real-time location data,” EFF said.

“AT&T and data aggregators have systematically violated the location privacy rights of tens of millions of AT&T customers,” said EFF Staff Attorney Aaron Mackey. “Consumers must stand up to protect their privacy and shut down this illegal market. That’s why we filed this lawsuit today.”
AT&T is “entrusted with real-time location data so that it can help 911 operators find its customers in the event of an emergency,” the complaint argues.
The technology can locate callers even within a building, to the floor or even specific room.
“This real-time location data is highly sensitive and can reveal where any AT&T customer is located – often with in just a few meters – in seconds. … This data was never intended for broad commercial purposes.”
The lawsuit alleges AT&T violated the Federal Communications Act and engaged in deceptive practices under California’s unfair competition law.
“The location data AT&T offered up for sale is extremely precise and can locate any of its wireless subscribers in real time, providing a window into the intimate details of their lives: where they go to the doctor, where they worship, where they live, and much more,” said Abbye Klamann Ognibene, an associate at Pierce Bainbridge.
“To sell this information without any notification to users is deceptive, extraordinarily invasive of their privacy, and illegal,” said Thomas D. Warren, a partner at Pierce Bainbridge.
The case, filed in federal court in the Northern District of California, seeks an order to stop distributing the location information to “data aggregators” who “specialize in the commercial sale of location data for widespread purposes.”
How bad can it get?
The complaint cites the case of former sheriff Corey Hutcheson, who had access to carrier location data and used it to target and track a former sheriff, five state troopers and Circuit Judge David Dolan for three years “without their consent or knowledge and without legal authority to do so.
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Sen. Cruz: DOJ ‘Should Be Investigating’ Google for ‘Fraud,’ ‘Breach of Contract’

(CNS)  -  Google isn’t just “abusing its monopoly powers,” it’s also potentially perpetrating “fraud” and “breach of contract,” Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Tuesday morning prior to his subcommittee’s hearing on Big Tech companies’ censorship of conservatives.
Appearing on Fox News, Cruz, who chairs the Senate Committee on the Judiciary’s Subcommittee on The Constitution, compared Big Tech’s censorship practices to those of Big Brother in the novel, “1984”:
“You know, in George Orwell’s famous book, “1984,” the way Big Brother controlled its power, the way the state controlled its power, is it controlled information. So, we’re at war with Eurasia, we’ve always been at war with Eurasia. And, if that changes, the information simply disappears.
“We see, in the Big Tech media companies, that same, exact power.”
“Google is abusing its monopoly powers. We have antitrust laws to deal with that,” Cruz said, suggesting the company should be broken up and should have its immunity from liability revoked.
The third way to deal with Google’s censorship practices, Cruz said, is to investigate it for fraud and breach of contract:
“The Department of Justice can, and should, be investigating along the lines of fraud and or breach of contract.”
“When you sign up, say with a Facebook or Twitter, you assume that, if you follow someone, you’ll see their tweets, you’ll see their posts. Likewise, you assume if someone follows you, they’ll see what you tweet and what you post.
“That’s not, in fact, what's happening. What's happening is the social media sites are censoring, they're shadow banning. If they don't like what you're saying, they just hide what you're saying.
“That is, essentially, a fraud on the consumer, and they're deceiving the consumer, because they’ve got a political agenda.”
CNS News. . . .

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The Federalist Shadow-Banned by Google, Part V

Google Lies:  "We don't censor"
Leftist Google Has Declared
Me a Thought Criminal

By Gary;

Words of wisdom from Fletcher. No doubt about it.

I have watched as my Blog The Federalist was being censored by Big Brother Google.

I am basking in my Through Crime.

When I first read 1984 in high school never in my wildest dreams did I suspect that I would be declared a Thought Criminal.

Deep down it makes me kind of proud that the Billionaire Internet Cartels are frightened shitless by a little hobby Blog like mine.  Indeed my thoughts must be dangerous.

Since 2011 I have published 9,213 articles and had 4.6 million page views.

The censorship kicked in September, 2017.

  • 173,345 page views in August, 2017.
  • Dropping to 61,939 page views for September, 2017.
  • And steady dropping to 29,951 page views in the last month.

But on my administrative page I noticed an odd search engine:  DuckDuckGo.  Duck had just sent me 126 views. So I did a little research.

Google is Corrupt

I typed into Google "The Federalist Blog".  Going ten pages in my website never showed up at all . . . . and we all know 95% of people never search beyond page two.

My numbers have dropped because Google has buried my site never to been seen by any human being.

As a test I typed "The Federalist Blog" into DuckDuckGo, Yahoo and Bing. 

In all three cases my Blog showed up on page one of the searches (see screenshots below).

If an FBI SWAT team can invade the home of Roger Stone then I think Trump should send a SWAT team into Google HQ to gather evidence of crimes with China and anti-trust.

Duck Duck Go Page One

The search engine that doesn't track you. Help Spread DuckDuckGo!
The Federalist shows up on page one, but almost no one uses Duck.

Yahoo Page One

The Federalist shows up on page one of Yahoo, but almost no one searches on Yahoo.

Bing Page One

The Federalist appears on page one of a Bing search, but almost no one uses Bing.

I want to thank all of my regular and irregular readers alike.

Stick with me if you can.  Save this page as a favorite.

Tranny wins two gold medals in women's competition

 Laurel Hubbard participates in the women’s +90kg weightlifting final

Liberalism is a Mental Disorder

  • Call me a "Crazy Blogger", which I am, but I think if you have a dick and balls you are a man.
  • One has to wonder how long Leftist loon women will allow men to win in their sports.

(Washington Times)  -  The transgender conquest of women’s sports continued over the weekend as a New Zealand weightlifter took home multiple gold medals at the 2019 Pacific Games in Samoa.
Laurel Hubbard won two gold medals and a silver in the three heavyweight categories, for women weighing more than 87 kilograms, or 192 pounds, finishing first in the snatch-lift and combined categories and second in the clean-and-jerk.
The 41-year-old weightlifter was born as Gavin Hubbard and reportedly transitioned while in the mid-30s.
According to Caldron Pool, a Christian website that reported the outcome, the woman in second place was Samoa’s Feagaiga Stowers, who won the gold medal at the Commonwealth Games last year after Hubbard withdraw with an injured elbow.
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Monday, July 15, 2019

A Little Monday Music - Mariah Carey

Starting The Week off on a High Note
  • I have decided to try and start each new week off on a positive high note. But being a glass half empty kind of guy I suspect things will turn into crap soon enough.

Throughout her career, Carey has sold more than 200 million records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time. According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), she is the third-best-selling female artist in the United States, with 64 million certified albums. 

In addition to this, she is listed as the female songwriter and producer with the most number one songs in U.S. chart history

My name is Bond, Jane Bond

Just Fuck Me Sideways
And Dip Me in Shit
Political Correctness Gone Mad
No more James Bond Films For Me

Since Daniel Craig announced he was standing down as James Bond, debate has raged whether the next 007 should be a woman, or black.
Now The Mail on Sunday can reveal that she will be both – thanks to the intervention of feminist TV writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
In what's been called a 'popcorn-dropping moment', British star Lashana Lynch, will be given Bond's licence to kill in the 25th movie in the franchise, currently being shot in Italy and the UK.
However, traditionalists can relax: she's not the new Bond, but a new character who takes over his secret agent number after he leaves MI6.
The story begins with Bond retired in Jamaica. But spymaster M – played by Ralph Fiennes – calls him back in desperation to tackle a new global crisis.
A movie insider said: 'There is a pivotal scene at the start of the film where M says 'Come in 007', and in walks Lashana who is black, beautiful and a woman.
'It's a popcorn-dropping moment. Bond is still Bond but he's been replaced as 007 by this stunning woman.

Destroying Masculinity Since 1981
"Zorro, The Gay Blade"

There are lots of characters
that need to be "modernized"

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The #1 Issue of our Time

  • Trump's gathering fell far short of what was needed. But unlike the Republicans in Congress, at least The Donald did something.  Hopefully more is to come.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Sunday Comics

Robot Chicken | Titanic x2

Police Union Asks Officers to Post Punisher Logo

"I caught a glimpse of heaven once. The Angels showed me. The idea was I'd kill for them. Clean up their mistakes on Earth. Eventually redeem myself. Tried it. Didn't like it. Told them where to stick it. So they brought me up to heaven, to see what I'd be missing. A wife. A son. A daughter. I hadn't seen them since they bled out in my arms. 

Then I was cast down. Back to a world of killers. Rapists. Psychos. Perverts. A brand new evil every minute, spewed out as fast as men can think them up."
 Frank Castle
The Punisher

The usage of Frank Castle/The Punisher's symbol by law enforcement officers has proven controversial in recent years, and the St. Louis Police Officers' Association is under fire after its President, Ed Clark, asked people to post a variant of the iconic skull in solidarity with officers under investigation.

Clark posted a letter to the union's Facebook group, claiming, "Fellow officers are under [Internal Affairs Division] investigation and have been placed on the Circuit Attorney's exclusion list for merely posting a pro-police image of 'Blue Line Punisher Symbol.' This is wrong." He then went on to cite the service record of the officers, justifying their usage of the skull by saying, "There will always be someone who will find fault with any symbol we identify with or person we choose to carry our message."

Clark added, "The Blue Line symbol and the Blue Line Punisher symbol have been widely embraced by the law enforcement community as a symbol of the war against those who hate law enforcement. It's how we show the world that we hold the line between good and evil." He then asked for "officers and supports to adopt the Blue Line Punisher symbol as their profile symbol in a show of solidarity."

In a memo obtained by the St. Louis Dispatch, Louis Police Commissioner John Hayden said the usage of the symbol doesn't match the department's "mission to protect life and property and achieve a peaceful society." However, he did not outright ban the symbol, though he did caution officers to be careful about how they're being perceived by the community.

Gerry Conway, who co-created the violent vigilante alongside Ross Andru and John Romita Sr. in 1974's Amazing Spider-Man #129, has been outspoken against police officers using his character's symbol, saying, "...the Punisher represents a failure of the Justice system. He's supposed to indict the collapse of social moral authority and the reality some people can't depend on institutions like the police or the military to act in a just and capable way."  Hayden cited Conway's view in his memo.

Marvels writer Kurt Busiek posted, "The Punisher is a serial killer who works outside the law," in response to the article, which was retweeted by Conway. Busiek spent much of the night explaining his views on the Punisher and why law enforcement professionals shouldn't valorize the murderous vigilante. Birds of Prey Gail Simone writer also chimed in, agreeing the usage of the Punisher's symbol by police is "gross."

cbr.com . . . .

Frank Castle exists because
there is no justice in America

Steal $200 from a liquor store and the full weight of the criminal "justice" system comes down on your sorry ass.
But if you steal $200 billion through banking loan fraud or the through Clinton Foundation or try to overthrow the Trump Administration in an illegal coup d'état then you get to walk away free and clear.

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