I chose to post these under the same headline.
Now could be a good time to be aware of which mail provider, browser, messaging app you use.
Might as well take the step and secure yourself now, before things get more bloody serious than they already are.
It would be very worth considering to turn off both Bluetooth and Location tracker on your smartphone
and not go into the: Cold Comfort for Change, narrative.
Move away from Big Tech Emails, WhatsApp. Facebook and whatnot.
There are plenty of alternatives.
I put in some links to the Restore Privacy site, where we can research and make some self reliant choices.
If you are against the mainstream narrative, you will very soon be seen as a severe threat to the System Of Fear.Go stealth as good as you can….
Sneaky Apple (Never trust Apple):
Bluetooth on iPhone: You will have to turn it off under ‘Settings/Bluetooth’ or it will just turn itself on again.
At least that is fairly well known.
This is not:
If you install Apple OS on your Mac and say NO to Geolocation in the setup, Apple ignores your choice and your location is revealed and stays that way, without your knowning. That is plain abuse of our trust.
Check also: System Preferences/Security & Privacy/Location Services and untick the boxes.
If they already are unticked – please double check with a firewall.
Same stuff if you like me will have nothing to do with their iCloud. System connects anyway.
I have 12 of what I consider to be snooping connections to Apple blocked on my system and it works just fine.
You can check my claims about this if you install a Firewall on your Mac: Little Snitch and Hands Off are good choices and have a free trial period. Little Snitch is the easiest to understand.
Last: If you use Avast/AVG ‘free’ antivirus and many do: Know that they sell your Browser history.
That is the price you really pay.
Time to walk away.
– Best SD
Coronavirus lockdown causing ‘creeping’ expansion of intrusive surveillance tactics
Use of drones, ANPR and telecommunications data expanding as normal checks and balances ‘shut down’
Coronavirus is causing the “creeping” expansion of intrusive surveillance techniques, campaigners have warned.
Police have used drones and automatic number-plate recognition (ANPR) to spot people suspected of violating the UK lockdown, while telecommunication firms are “in discussions” about sharing user data with the government.
A proposed NHS contact tracing app has sparked human rights concerns over the potential for mass location tracking.
The Liberty human rights group called for authorities to focus on facilitating voluntary compliance with restrictions, “rather than ramping up coercive and oppressive tactics”.
Using Google’s location tracking can put innocents in jail.
Location tracking on smart devices happens more often than you think: Google maps, fitness apps, and others track your every move to provide or improve their services. Authorities have long desired this kind of data to solve crimes. Today, more geofencing requests are issued in the USA than ever before. This is not only a threat to freedom and democracy, it can also put innocents in jail.
How a bike ride made Zachary a suspect
The most recent example is Zachary McCoy, who was the prime suspect in a case of burglary due to a bike ride. Data from his fitness app showed that he had passed a burglarized home in his neighborhood three times during the timeframe of the burglary.
The coronavirus pandemic leads to drastic surveillance measures around the world. Is the Pandora’s box already open?
The coronavirus is a severe threat, and governments around the world fight hard to tackle the crisis. Surveillance is escalating and more and more governments, particularly authoritarian ones, abolish privacy rights to fight the pandemic. But will these infringements of our rights come to an end once the crisis is over?
Abolishing privacy rights in the name of COVID-19
Drastic measures are being implemented across the world to fight the coronavirus pandemic: curfews, assembly bans, social distancing, even tracking via phone data.
While everyone agrees that privacy matters, most people also agree that the drastic measures authorities are taking now are needed to save lives. Yet, one important factor is missing – or deliberately neglected by the governments: checks and balances.
Surveillance bills without limitations
Oftentimes, bills are passed with very broad rights for the authorities, sometimes even without limiting them in time. This brings a very dangerous scenario to mind: Who makes sure that the surveillance rights the authorities across the world are implementing now will be terminated again once the coronavirus is no longer a threat?