civil liberties, police, surveillence, technology

Big Brother 1984

Wow! And there are no words to describe this video that finds itself posted above that I came across throughout my travels in internet land on this day, as it seems as it if has something to do with 30 Signs That The United States Of America Is Being Turned Into A Giant Prison, RFID tags, communications, internetland, the NDAA maybe, and civil liberties disappearing at the speed of light. And if this video does not Orwellian speak for itself then what blogger does. And knowledge seems to be super technology increasing to the point of the beast wanting to turn against itself, or something like that to where I find myself web 2.0 socialmediaholicness reading phrases like “Carla Npsg. Your profile is suspended”. do not mention obama, occupy wall street and anonymous in the same sentence.. “, and headlines like The 295 words and phrases blocked by Chinese Web censors that has me to wondering if I should even blah blagh those phrases and keywords on this blagh. And 2011, 2012 = 1984. And what, if anything does this have to do with a No Police State.
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money, prophecy, technology, travel

The Passport

And so this seems to be yet another one of those recycle this blog posts that I find myself posting on this blog every so often these days…
For what reason is the number of that passport immigration law that prohibits freedom of travel amongst humanity anywhere on planet earth, and that Section 666 Social Security Act, cashless society, national I.D., the number of your name to receive any state services and everything else in between thing, 666? Is this that save no man that he may buy or sell except that he have the mark of the beast thing in the book of Revelations. Is this written in prophecy somewhere. Did George Orwell or Nostradamus predict this? Is that a coincidence or on purpose that this law has the same number of that beast thing. And who or what is the beast, and what is that mark on ones right hand or forehead. What does that mark represent or mean, if anything. And what’s up with that UPC bar code photo that I placed in this blog entry. And for what reason do all universal product codes contain this number. What the heck does that mean? Is that the number of the beast, the number of man? And what’s that New World Order, Verichip and RFID tag thing all about. Big Brother, Brave New World and technology are here and that’s a whole another blog posting. And I have heard so many green card immigration nightmare stories about green card marriages, lotteries and green card everything else in between. Of people leaving a country and not being able to return for whatever reason. And the stories of loss of life while crossing a border, whether by land or sea. And for what reason are there boarders, divisions, restrictions, barriers and territories of land in this world. And for what reason are people not free to travel anywhere in the world without the permission of someone else. Who invented this concept. Is it possible to undo this passport, visa, citizenship, where are your papers to come here law so that everyone can be free to travel anywhere in this world. For what reason does this concept exist. And who is a foreigner. Aren’t we all strangers in this land. Is another world possible. No one is free when others are oppressed. It is Sunday today, day of God, a day of rest. Or is that Saturday, the Sabbath, Sabado. And what does this have to do with a No Police State?
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Search This Cell Phone

Now here’s another one of those interesting articles I came across throughout my internet travels in internetland headline news of the day that I thought to repost on this blog yet again in an attempt to maintain content for this blog whenever possible. And there is not much commentary I can comment on this one, as this article seems as if it wants to speak for itself. And though the names have changed, the story is the same. And what an interesting feature for a cell phone. Is this feature included in the wireless plan? And what, if anything, does this have to do with a No Police State?

Michigan: Police Search Cell Phones During Traffic Stops

ACLU seeks information on Michigan program that allows cops to download information from smart phones belonging to stopped motorists.

The Michigan State Police have a high-tech mobile forensics device that can be used to extract information from cell phones belonging to motorists stopped for minor traffic violations. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan last Wednesday demanded that state officials stop stonewalling freedom of information requests for information on the program.

ACLU learned that the police had acquired the cell phone scanning devices and in August 2008 filed an official request for records on the program, including logs of how the devices were used. The state police responded by saying they would provide the information only in return for a payment of $544,680. The ACLU found the charge outrageous.

“Law enforcement officers are known, on occasion, to encourage citizens to cooperate if they have nothing to hide,” An ACLU staff attorney wrote. “No less should be expected of law enforcement, and the Michigan State Poice should be willing to assuage concerns that these powerful extraction devices are being used illegally by honoring our requests for cooperation and disclosure.”

A US Department of Justice test of the CelleBrite UFED used by Michigan police found the device could grab all of the photos and video off of an iPhone within one-and-a-half minutes. The device works with 3000 different phone models and can even defeat password protections.

“Complete extraction of existing, hidden, and deleted phone data, including call history, text messages, contacts, images, and geotags,” a CelleBrite brochure explains regarding the device’s capabilities. “The Physical Analyzer allows visualization of both existing and deleted locations on Google Earth. In addition, location information from GPS devices and image geotags can be mapped on Google Maps.”

The ACLU is concerned that these powerful capabilities are being quietly used to bypass Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable searches.

“With certain exceptions that do not apply here, a search cannot occur without a warrant in which a judicial officer determines that there is probable cause to believe that the search will yield evidence of criminal activity,” An ACLU staff attorney wrote. “A device that allows immediate, surreptitious intrusion into private data creates enormous risks that troopers will ignore these requirements to the detriment of the constitutional rights of persons whose cell phones are searched.”

The national ACLU is currently suing the Department of Homeland Security for its policy of warrantless electronic searches of laptops and cell phones belonging to people entering the country who are not suspected of committing any crime.
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The Domain Name Game

And though this post does not exactly happen to be about those headline news of the day that can sometimes be all consuming in the age of technology and information internet overload ten second attention span generation stuff, it does happen to be about domain names , you know, those names that are for domains that are usually to be found on the world wide web internet that those websites call themselves. And so who would have thought that one day the space age superman Jetsons cartoon like day would come to where everyone could have one of those personal computers to do personal computing on. And so if you happen to find yourself as one of those persons with one of those personal computers with one of those websites, you may sometimes find yourself in search of one of those websites to help you host your domain name and find your website. And so along comes those web hosting websites that can help you host your website. And now with the age of all things internet, finding that website host, website domain name, market this website, design this website, website hosts and other all things internet communications and more can be just a website visit away.
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And I’m not exactly sure what it means when I start posting articles titled “2010: The year technology replaced talking”, on this blog in an attempt to maintain content for this blog and my other blog whenever possible. It’s just that hey, maybe it’s less writing sometimes, I think. And so this is one of those articles I came across from someones facebook page throughout my travels in internetland. And though the words may have changed in this following article, the story remains the same.

When someone gets home from work as a New York City book editor, they check their BlackBerry at the door.

“I think we are attached to these devices in a way that is not always positive,” says someone, who’d rather focus at home on their husband and 12-year-old daughter. “It’s there and it beckons. That’s human nature (but) … we kind of get crazy sometimes and we don’t know where it should stop.”

Americans are connected at unprecedented levels — 93% now use cellphones or wireless devices; one-third of those are “smartphones” that allow users to browse the Web and check e-mail, among other things. The benefits are obvious: checking messages on the road, staying in touch with friends and family, efficiently using time once spent waiting around.

The downside: Often, we’re effectively disconnecting from those in the same room.

That’s why, despite all the technology that makes communicating easier than ever, 2010 was the Year We Stopped Talking to One Another. From texting at dinner to posting on facebook from work or checking e-mail while on a date, the connectivity revolution is creating a lot of divided attention, not to mention social angst. Many analysts say it’s time to step back and reassess.

“What we’re going to see in the future is new opportunities for people to be plugged in and connected like never before,” says someone else who studies the social implications of using mobile devices. “It can be a good thing. But I also see new ways the traditional social fabric is getting somewhat torn apart.”

Our days are filled with beeps and pings — many of which pull us away from tasks at hand or face-to-face conversations. We may feel that the distractions are too much, but we can’t seem to stop posting, texting or surfing.

“We’re going through a period of adjustment and rebalancing,” says someone else, principal researcher in socio-digital systems at Microsoft Research in Cambridge, England, and author of the new book Texture: Human Expression in the Age of Communications Overload.

And another person, director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self in Cambridge, Mass., wants to remind people that technology can be turned off.

“Our human purposes are to really have connections with people,” that person says. “We have to reclaim it. It’s not going to happen naturally.”

Their new book, Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other, suggests that the time is right for reassessment. “You have to have experiences with it before you can ask these questions. You can’t ask in the first five years. You have to see how it plays out,” they say.

Their worried about what they see today.

“We’ve come to confuse continual connectivity with making real connections,” they say. “We’re ‘always on’ to everyone. When you actually look more closely, in some ways we’ve lost the time for the conversations that count.”

Connected to your social circle

A sociologist is familiar with dire predictions associated with new technology: They outlined them in a 1992 book America Calling: A Social History of the Telephone to 1940.

“If you go back 100 years, people were writing things about the telephone not unlike people are writing about these technologies. There was a whole literature of alarm — how it’s turning everything upside down,” he says.

In a new book, Still Connected: Family and Friends in America Since 1970, this person says the total contact time with friends and family has not changed much in 40 years; there has been a slight decline in face-to-face contact but a substantial increase in other ways of communicating, such as phone and e-mail.

The “major” change is “the idea that you are available to everybody in your social circle at every minute and they are available to you,” this person says. “What its consequences and implications are, we don’t know.”

A Social psychologist is among those studying our relationship with technology. “At any moment, you’re dividing your attention between the person in front of you and the person you’re giving snippets of your attention to. We don’t know the net consequence of reducing the quality of the relationship a little bit with the person you’re with while improving or maintaining it with the person you’re electronically tied to.”

That psychologist says, “Some researchers do worry that connections to other people elsewhere are weakening the connections to people you’re with.”

A director of the Center for Mobile Communication Studies at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J., and editor of Mobile Communication: Dimensions of Social Policy says “There’s no question that these mobile gadgets are affecting our behavior. There is not a uniform declaration that everyone agrees to as to what this change means. Everybody sees merits and demerits, but whether the effect is good or bad is hotly contested.”

That person says mobile phones provide opportunities to coordinate social activities more easily.

“The more people use mobile phones, the more likely they are to see friends and family because it strengthens those relationships,” he says. “It doesn’t take away from how much we see our friends, but it can take away from the quality of the time we spend with people when we’re physically together and using the technology with others.”

The statistics paint a clear picture of dramatic increases in mobile devices. According to a semi-annual wireless survey released in October by the industry trade group CTIA-The Wireless Association, 93% of Americans now use a wireless device or cellphone — and not just for voice calls.

From June 2009 to June 2010, subscribers sent 1.8 trillion text messages (up 33% from the previous year) and 56.3 billion multimedia messages (up 187% from the year before). In its latest monthly report, the Nielsen Co. found that almost 30% of mobile subscribers in the USA have a smartphone such as a BlackBerry or iPhone.

“Mobile telephony is becoming ubiquitous, with access to mobile networks now available to over 90% of the global population,” says the International Telecommunication Union, a United Nations agency.

That person also says Americans feel these changes so profoundly because we’re just now “truly experiencing this kind of critical mass.”

“It’s not just about the adoption level being high, but this technology has really worked its way into our everyday lives,” he says.

Less than full attention

As with much in technology, some differences may be generational.

Teens are just fine with being together and texting others at the same time, they say.

“There’s no social disruption,” a person says. “But across generational lines, there is major disruption.” Adults “are offended and don’t understand why, when the family is trying to spend time together, teens have to be socially someplace else.”

It’s not just happening with parents and teens.

When someone starts texting at a party or a business meeting, it may be taken as in insult by those physically present. When a parent pulls out the BlackBerry to e-mail the office while at home with the kids, the unfortunate message they send to the children may be that “there is someone I’d rather be interacting with than you.”

There are upsides: The increased use of mobile devices does help keep relationships alive, says someone, who says cellphones allow people to convert otherwise wasted time (such as that spent walking somewhere) to contact with others.

“It’s multitasking in a way that’s good,” that person says. “They need to get someplace, but can have a pleasurable conversation when they’re doing it.”

At the same time, a person says, we can no longer assume we have someones full attention when we’re physically with them. “We’re saying to each other in one way or another that we can always put each other on pause.”

Sharing space

Another person, more tech lovers are setting limits.

No one had to tell someone how consumed by technology their family was. They unplugged for six months, and they recounted the experience in The Winter of Our Disconnect: How Three Totally Wired Teenagers (and a Mother Who Slept With Her iPhone) Pulled the Plug on Their Technology and Lived to Tell the Tale.

“We’re connected to everything but one another and it’s completely normal for this time and place,” that person says.

That person was spurred to act when they looked around the living room and “all I could see were the backs of people’s heads, because they were interacting with their screens.”

At the time, that persons kids were 14, 15 and 18.

“It was the prime of their teenage years — that last moment when we were going to all be together under that one roof,” that person says. “I felt sick at the pit of my stomach that this was going to all dwindle away.”

The person says it was liberating to be free of their devices, even though they loves technology.

Others have these mixed feelings, as well.

“There’s no question cellphones somehow make you reachable 24/7, and I don’t like it,” says a lawyer and mother of two daughters, ages 12 and 7.

“Now, they expect you to answer the phone all the time,” she says. “I think it’s disruptive and disconcerting. But my 12-year-old thinks it’s wonderful to be connected all the time.”

Someone else says times have changed.

“It used to be if someone was talking to themselves, they were usually not in their right state of mind. Nowadays, you realize they have an earpiece and are talking to someone and not really where they are. They’re not connected to the time or place they’re in,” she says.

Despite the persons cellphone, BlackBerry, Kindle and the iPad they share with colleagues at work, someone says adults are having a more difficult adjustment to the world consumed by technology. That person doesn’t thinks kids will.

“They’re so used to it and like everything, they’ll get blasé about it,” the person says.

But, that person has their concerns: “I worry for the kids that they won’t know what it’s like to share a story, to look people in the eyes — to know that sharing a space with someone is all about connecting and not with the technological device.”

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Mobile Marketing

Hey Bloggers, welcome to the age of the twenty first century. And unless you could still be stuck in the stone age of a hundred years ago before the invention of modern space age high tech superman communications technology, you should be aware that cell phones and those other high tech handy devices that everyone, or at least every other person seems to be wandering around town and fidgeting with, are very much a part of our every day lives. And one could actually wonder how did humanity ever exist without all of these cell phones, computers and other electronic devices. What was life actually like a hundred years ago before the invention of these items. And so one of the things these devices are good for is marketing, advertising and more marketing of ones products and services. And with Cellit Mobile Marketing, you can do just that, market your product mobily with a cell phone or internet, as they are mobile marketing made easy. And you can also find information about Short codes at their website as well in case you could be wondering what that phrase even means. You can get your own phone number for text message promotions and more at their website. With Cellit, text marketing and text promotions is just a website visit away.

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The Blackberry


This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Pexagon Technology. All opinions are 100% mine.

The Blackberry. And in case you haven’t heard, those high tech communication gadgets seem to be all the rage and more these days, as it seems as if just about everyone on planet earth, or at least a lot of people are carrying around those communication devices. And now one can have their own personalized Apple & BlackBerry cases to go along with their Blackberry. And those Apple and BlackBerry plastic and silicone cases are really cool with their cool designs, and you can even engrave your own name and logo on your iPod Touch. And in case you haven’t heard again, those iPods are all the musical and video communication rage as well these days. You can use your screen and buttons and take photos without even having to remove the case. And that photo above of those Blackberry and iPod Touch cases looks really cool to me with those colors. And you can now carry around that Blackberry Smartphone with style in many different colors and styles. And what better way to have communication with style that with a $5 personalized Apple and Blackberry Smartphone case.
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Hey bloggers, or whoever could be reading this blog at the moment, and this is another one of those random posts where I find myself attempting to post content on this blog whenever possible for some reason or another. And so this posting happens to be about RFID technology. What’s up with that? And are you wondering what those letters even mean? Well, so am I. Does that internet bible dictionary Wikipedia have an entry for this word? And as far as I know those letters have something to do with security and access control. How do I know, because I came across some high tech plastic looking credit card with some high tech magnetic sensor that one waves like a magic wand in front of some other red light sensor that reads the credit card looking device to let you pass though some door. And I have seen many a people in the workplace, businesses and beyond, waving these magic wands in front of doors to get through them. And that RFID tag, smart card technology sort of scares me for some reason. So much that I thought to post that upc bar code image in the photo above, save no man that he may buy or sell except that he have the mark of the beast 666 thing image. And what do the letters RFID mean anyway? And so when one types in these letters on the computer, along comes the phrases “RFID bracelets, RFID tag, RFID chip, RFID reader, RFID scanner, RFID tracker etc; and big brother seems to be watching you with this high tech device of our times here on planet earth. And so this reminds me of conspiracy thoughts of the end of the world or something having to do with the mark of the beast again, the national id initiatives, globalism, the new world order, whatever that could mean in a whole another blog posting, freedom and restriction of travel, some scene out of that George Orwell 1984 totaliarian novel, whatever that phrase could mean also, that mark of the beast 666 thing again. And no one is free when others are oppressed. And what does this have to do with a No Police State?

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A Photo Store

Hey bloggers, and this posting that I find myself blah blogging about on this day happens to be about B&H photo store. One of those photo, video and pro audio stores to be found throughout that city of New York. And so for some reason or another I found myself at their store in search of one of those photo, video and audio products. And what an overwhelming FBI, CIA, who r u, military operation, policestateland,rat maze, robotic and everything else surveillance, some scene straight out of Orwellian 1984 experience indeed to wander throughout their store in search of that product. And those green baskets flying all over the ceilings with those products in tow, how interesting. And that seemingly ten part checkout procedure seems to be the most high tech complicated elaborate RFID barcode big brother technology is watching you checkout procedures I have ever witnessed during my time as one of those consumer shoppers. Pay for the the item and visit seemingly another ten cashiers in ten different lines before the item is actually even received for one to figure their way out of the door past another seemingly one million security guards on the way in and out. And there were, are so many surveillance spy on you cameras there every two inches that it seems as if that store can be one big surveillance store as their brochure describes in their surveillance video section with covert cameras, box cameras, dome cameras, everything else in disguise cameras and beyond. And that store seems to be a nation of nationalities such as never seen before to me. And what an overwhelming going through great lengths to get that item superstore shopping experience indeed at another one of those stores to be found throughout that city of New York. And that place seems one gigantic warehouse of a store where if you can’t find it there, you can’t find it anywhere, maybe. And what, if anything, does this have to do with a No Police State. Have a great photo, audio and video day.

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Charter Cable TV, High Speed Internet and Telephone Services. And who is Charter Communications you may ask yourself? Well, welcome to the twenty first century and the age of high tech technology and electronics with the invention of computers, the internet and cable television. And in case you happen to find yourself in search of these services, Charter has them. And Charter is also having a high speed sweepstakes where you can win a 2010 Camaro 2SS in their Camaro Sweepstakes. And from what I can recall from that photo above, those Camaro’s rock. And Charter is giving away that Camaro car for free. And as part of their high speed sweepstakes, Charter is also giving away a laptop everyday for two months, now that can be awesome if you happen to find yourself as one of those internetaholics as I sometimes find myself in computerland. And what better way to get one of those laptops than to win one for free. And Charter continues to have many contests in giving away many different items every day. And welcome to the age technology again where web 2.0 and social media user generated content seems to prevail in cyberworld and beyond. And in this cyberworld and beyond, in case you haven’t heard lately, Twitter and Facebook can be found. And you can find Charter on Facebook, and follow Charter on Twitter. And with Charter Communications, communicating has never been easier.


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