Privacy: We now have 24×7 surveillance of everything we do on or offline

Privacy: We now have 24×7 surveillance of everything we do on or offline

Low cost technology has enabled us to collect any information, from anyone, from anywhere, 24 x 7, in real time – and to store that in massive databases. Most of us have no knowledge of what is being recorded about us. Corporations ostensibly will use the data to figure out how to sell us more stuff we probably do not need. Governments may use the data to control their populations activities or to automatically find suspects merely because their phone put them near a bad person at a bad time.

Mass hysteria: Delusions of drone sightings

Mass hysteria: Delusions of drone sightings

The FAA and other officials, using high tech gear, are unable to locate any drones among the media reports of unknown drones cruising over the skies of Colorado, then Nebraska, and now California and North Carolina. This post includes a listing of numerous well publicized drone sightings, alleged near misses and collisions that turned out to have never occurred. But such wide spread publicity led to mass hysteria, which is itself a technique of propaganda messaging.

State of Colorado says no evidence of criminal activity, finds evidence of people confusing stars, planets and toys as a drone fleet in the sky.

Social media: Are fewer and fewer people posting Tweets?

Social media: Are fewer and fewer people posting Tweets?

Twitter is randomly inserting tweets from people I do not follow and this seems to be increasing. That suggests fewer and fewer people may be posting content on Twitter, or at least posting less. In order to continue providing content and making it look like Twitter is being used, Twitter’s algorithm is inserting more random Tweets from people we do not follow.