FACEBOOK is Watching You
Imagine visiting Facebook and telling someone that your cat ate a bowl of bad chili that you’d left out by mistake for two days, and was poisoned. Then you send an email to someone, while logged into Google, about how much you oppose Obamacare, and although you don’t believe Obama is Satan like your neighbor Rambo, you believe that many people would like to “do away with him” by “killing his chances in November.” Next, you purchase tickets to one of his fundraising appearances, using your Master Card. What do you think will happen when you arrive and present your ticket for entry at the event? That’s right. You might be strip searched. Between you and the punch bowl are two dozen agents looking like the sunglassed jarheads in The Matrix. How is this possible? Not only is the NSA watching for certain key words, but multi-national companies which support Romney are collecting personal data on you in order to determine which ads you’ll see, and which you won’t. In fact, the interest rate you’re offered on things depends on which websites you’ve visited, because shopping and payment data has previously been collected on people who visit those sites. In addition to Facebook and Google, many other social sites sell ad space to corporations based on personal data that you’ve imputed, including WordPress. Try clicking on any post here and you’ll see a video ad from WordPress, and it could be linked to some key word picked up by that post. (One example that made the news was Orbitz, caught showing people with Macs higher priced rooms because Mac users track as generally more affluent…and their computers know what kind of computer you’re using.) Paranoid yet?
Lots of movies talk about THEM, and people use the phrase “THEY SAY” a lot, while the military (and many coaches) hammer us with the philosophy of US vs. THEM (so their own pensions are secure.) So…are you now on a watch list in case you ever try to attend a Presidential fundraiser, just for clicking on this post? Well, probably not. But I might be. Of course I won’t be attending any Presidential fundraisers to find out, unless Dr. Phil runs for President as an independent (with the ability to send anyone in Congress or the Senate for psychiatric evaluation…or into rehab with Lindsay Lohan.)
In the book I KNOW WHO YOU ARE AND I SAW WHAT YOU DID author Lori Andrews investigates the extent of cyber eavesdropping done by THEM, and it’s extensive. Essentially, we’re headed toward a society without secrets. Before long it’ll be like that SF movie Minority Report, where Tom Cruise runs down an airport hallway that scans his retina and displays ads relevant to him as he runs by. Spooky. Add to this the fact that criminals can hack into data collection agencies and then steal your identity, plus reports in the book iDISORDER that smart phone and social network addictions are epidemic, (and can lead to schizoid or narcissistic behavior, eye problems, and alienation.) What we have is a perfect storm of dysfunctional voters being led like sheep to the polls for a financial shearing. Then there’s the book THE FILTER BUBBLE, in which we also learn (as with Lori’s book) that even the news you get depends on your likes (in turn controlled by the media.) So if, say, you’re a big sports fan you’ll get sports stories displayed before anything else, and you won’t see other things happening in the world (especially if you don’t read books) because there’s only so much time. It’s like a giant feedback loop: THEY give you what you want, after THEY tell you what you should want. And then you don’t care about other stuff. …AND THEN THEY GOT YOU BY THE…well, you get the picture.
Posted on July 3, 2012, in Cliff's Cliff Notes and tagged books, computers, facebook, identity theft, internet security, lori andrews, movies, obama, obamacare, romney, science fiction, tom cruise. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a Comment.