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By Mac Slavo


This information will likely not be a surprise to anyone who has been paying attention to Big Tech’s increasing propensity to violate the privacy of users and use their data for questionable reasons, but here we are.


Two days ago, the tech website Venture Beat noticed an eyebrow-raising bit in the latest update to Apple’s privacy policy:


Apple’s promise of transparency regarding user data means that any new privacy policy update might reveal that it’s doing something new and weird with your data. Alongside yesterday’s releases of iOS 12, tvOS 12, and watchOS 5, Apple quietly updated some of its iTunes Store terms and privacy disclosures, including one standout provision: It’s now using an abstracted summary of your phone calls or emails as an anti-fraud measure.


         



      

The provision, which appears in the iTunes Store & Privacy windows of iOS and tvOS devices, says:


To help identify and prevent fraud, information about how you use your device, including the approximate number of phone calls or emails you send and receive, will be used to compute a device trust score when you attempt a purchase. The submissions are designed so Apple cannot learn the real values on your device. The scores are stored for a fixed time on our servers.


Venture Beat points out that this provision is unusual, in part because it includes Apple TVs, which do not have the capability to make calls or send emails.


It is unclear how Apple is going to collect the data, and


It’s equally unclear how recording and tracking the number of calls or emails traversing a user’s iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch would better enable Apple to verify a device’s identity than just checking its unique device identifier. Every one of these devices has both hardcoded serial numbers and advertising identifiers, while iPhones and cellular iPads also have SIM cards with other device-specific codes.


An Apple spokesperson contacted Venture Beat and confirmed that the device trust score is an update included in iOS 12. It was designed to detect fraud in iTunes purchases, as well as to reduce false positives in fraud detection, the rep said. “It apparently gives Apple a better likelihood of accurately determining whether content is being bought by the actual named purchaser,” Venture Beat explains.


Apple claims that they are still going to protect user data and privacy, and said details of calls and emails will not be collected. The data will be kept for a “limited period.”


We already know that Big Tech giants like Facebook and Google collect and store massive amounts of user data. If you still use Facebook and would like to see what kind of information they have on you, here’s how to get that data. And, if you once used Facebook but have since deleted your account, don’t get too comfortable – the social media giant can still track you.




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Speaking of Facebook, in August it was revealed that the social media platform rates users based on their “trustworthiness,” as reported by Engadget:


The company’s Tessa Lyons has revealed to the Washington Post that it’s starting to assign users reputation scores on a zero-to-one scale. The system is meant to help Facebook’s fight against fake news by flagging people who routinely make false claims against news outlets, whether it’s due to an ideological disagreement or a personal grudge. This isn’t the only way Facebook gauges credibility, according to Lyons — it’s just one of thousands of behavior markers Facebook is using.


What other criteria does Facebook measure to determine a user’s score? Do all users have a score? How are the scores used? These are questions that remain unanswered.


Facebook won’t reveal exactly how it evaluates users, claiming that to do so might tip off “bad actors” who would then game the system.


As Engadget writer Violet Blue recently pointed out,


The company with the reputation for being the least trustworthy is rating the trustworthiness of its users. We’d be fools to think that it hasn’t been doing this all along in other areas. Some animals are more equal than others. The thing is, Facebook long ago decided who was more trustworthy — its real customers, its advertisers. It only pretended you’d be more trustworthy if you gave them your ID.




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People are abandoning social media platforms – particularly, Facebook – in record numbers, in part because so many privacy violations and data collection practices have been exposed.


Hopefully this is not a sign that humanity is heading for a Communist China, Big Brother-style social credit rating system. Just two days ago, we reported that “the Communist Party’s plan in China is for every one of its 1.4 billion citizens to be at the whim of a dystopian social credit system, and it’s on track to be fully operational by the year 2020”.


If you have watched the Netflix series Black Mirror – in particular, the episode called “Nosedive” – the increasing use of social credit rating systems and “trust scores” will seem eerily familiar.



If it isn’t government spying on us, it is private companies. The surveillance line is becoming more and more blurred, as tech companies increasingly give user data (sometimes forced, sometimes not) to governments upon demand. Edward Snowden exposed the existence of PRISM, under which the National Security Agency (NSA) accesses emails, documents, photographs and other sensitive users’ data stored by major companies. Documents leaked by Snowden revealed that Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube and Apple give the NSA direct access to its users’ information.


Going entirely off-grid is looking more and more appealing.


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By Nicholas West


One of America’s oldest insurance companies, John Hancock, has its eyes set firmly on the future. With the arrival of Big Data and the now never-ending stream of information that is available to data brokers on individuals in nearly real time, the lure of using it for customer analytics and behavior modification has become irresistible.


According to a recent announcement cited by Reuters, the company is taking the unprecedented step of “selling only interactive policies that track fitness and health data through wearable devices and smartphones.” Previously, John Hancock created its interactive policies as a supplement to traditional life insurance, but now the “Vitality” program will encompass ALL policies beginning in 2019, as well as converting old policies to the new model.


If that isn’t creepy enough, there is a de facto rewards program that is tied into individual performance metrics:



Policyholders score premium discounts for hitting exercise targets tracked on wearable devices such as a Fitbit or Apple Watch and get gift cards for retail stores and other perks by logging their workouts and healthy food purchases in an app.


In theory, everybody wins, as policyholders are incentivized to adopt healthy habits and insurance companies collect more premiums and pay less in claims if customers live longer.


[…]


John Hancock’s U.S. life insurance customers can choose from a basic Vitality program in which customers log their activity in an app or website and can receive gift cards for major retailers after reaching their milestones, or an expanded program that offers wearable devices and discounts of up to 15 percent on premiums, among other benefits, the company said.



This was an eventuality that has been cautioned against by anyone concerned about the massive troves of data that governments and corporations have either stolen from us or have been gifted by us through our participation with high-tech gadgetry.




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It’s also an incentive structure (behavior modification) that was added to the Affordable Care Act, unbeknownst to many.



Under a provision of the Affordable Care Act that went into effect in 2014, employers can offer wellness incentives of up to 30 percent of the total cost of health care coverage. According to the Health Affairs blog, that amounts to nearly $1,800 for an employee-only health plan. (Incentives can reach 50 percent for programs that address smoking cessation.)


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Building on the principles of behavioral economics, and taking advantage of increasingly sophisticated wearable devices from vendors such as Fitbit, Garmin, Misfit and Withings, more companies are tying incentives to fitness activities that are monitored regularly and that are more likely to result in long-term behavior change. It’s a lot like the “good driver” discounts that auto insurers such as Allstate, Progressive and State Farm offer drivers who agree to have their driving behavior monitored.


(Source)





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But now the part about “agreeing to have their behavior monitored” is becoming a bit less defined. In fact, we are beginning to see the full measure of how a technocratically designed and incremental social management system can be constructed in plain view.


Is China’s much-maligned social credit system for the “perfect citizen” really that far off from becoming a reality in the supposedly democratic West?


NOTE: Please also read from B.N. Frank the potential health impact as the required use of these devices spreads.


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By Nicholas West


The global arms race for the latest weapons of war is a naturally escalating cycle of countries pursuing ways to dominate the battlefield of the future. Increasingly, that battlefield is a matrix of soldiers with traditional weapons, robots, drones and cyberweapons. Until this point, command over this matrix has ultimately been in the hands of humans. Now, however, many of the trends in artificial intelligence-driven autonomy are enabling data collection, analysis and potentially combat to be done by algorithms.


Another key signpost has entered the roadmap toward a future of autonomous systems capable of engaging in combat without human oversight. The U.S. military announced the first ever successful unmanned aerial “kill” of another aircraft during a previously unreported training exercise.


         



      

The successful test late last year showed the U.S. Air Force that an unmanned vehicle like the MQ-9 has the ability to conduct air-to-air combat, much like its manned fighter brethren such as an F-15 Eagle or F-22 Raptor, according to Col. Julian Cheater, commander of the 432nd Wing at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada.


“Something that’s unclassified but not well known, we recently in November … launched an air-to-air missile against a maneuvering target that scored a direct hit,” Cheater said. Military.com sat down with Cheater here at the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber conference outside Washington, D.C.


“It was an MQ-9 versus a drone with a heat-seeking air-to-air missile, and it was direct hit … during a test,” he said of the first-of-its-kind kill.


(Source: Military.com)




An Air Force Special Operations Command MQ-9 Reaper taxis. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dennis Henry)



The fact that the military has this capability should not be shocking, as it has been well documented on this website and others that the largest defense contractors in the world have developed a clear intention to create fully autonomous weapons systems.


However, previous research has indicated that robotics/A.I. is not yet up to even the most basic ethical tasks, yet its role in weapons systems continues.


Reason.TV recently weighed in on the consequences of handing over ethical responsibility to computers. Reason conducted a must-see interview with a former Army Ranger and current Defense Policy Analyst, Paul Scharre, who is trying to sound the alarm about an era of warfare fought completely by robotic systems. It seems the only question left is whether that day indeed has already arrived.



Paul Scharre’s book Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War is available on Amazon HERE.


H/T: Technocracy News and Trends


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By Jason Ditz


(ANTIWAR.COM) — With Saudi Arabia forever escalating their war in Yemen, the growing calls by human rights groups to stop selling them arms with which to commit war crimes are struggling to compete with the vast sums of money the Saudis are offering for those arms.


Germany is the latest to renege on promises to ban weapons sales for use in the Yemen War, announcing Wednesday that the Economy Minister has greenlit a new round of artillery systems for sale to the Saudis.


         



      

The systems are designed for precise counterattack, and are clearly being bought explicitly to use in Yemen. Yet the Merkel government, as part of its coalition deal, announced a full export ban to “any sides fighting in Yemen,” including the Saudis.


This was at the time supposed to be a condition of the Social Democrats joining the government. So far, Merkel has not explained why the sale was approved over the putative ban, and the Social Democrats have not complained either.


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Huffington Post General Discussion / 2018: The Rise of Spying Transit Police
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By MassPrivateI


Today’s Public Transit Police Departments offer a frightening glimpse into the future of commuter surveillance.


Last year the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) was accused of creating an app that spied on commuters’ travel plans, texts and emails. At the same time the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority began a pilot program that used facial biometric body scanners to spy on commuters.


         



      


Also in 2017 the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) unveiled their new SEPTA Transit Watch app that allows commuters to “discretely” spy on anyone. The app also sends commuters BOLO or “Be On the Look Out” alerts, essentially turning commuters into Transit Police spies.


In New Jersey politicians considered cutting Transit Police Department funding from $88 million to $48 million. To find out what happened scroll down to 2018.


In 2016, I warned commuters that the NJ Transit secretly installed microphones and cameras to spy on commuters. Privacy advocates called it a “monumental invasion of privacy.”


The Reno Nevada Transit Police and the Maryland Transit Administration also use microphones and surveillance cameras to spy on commuters. (Click here to find out how Las Vegas buses spy on passengers in real-time.)


Metro Transit Police Security Operations Control Center


In 2015, I warned everyone that buses were being equipped with ten DHS surveillance cameras that can identify commuters license plates and their faces.


Things have not gotten any better for commuters in fact they have gotten worse.



2018: The Rise of Spying Transit Police


I am calling 2018: “The Rise of Spying Transit Police” because the facts are undeniable.


I have posted nine disturbing examples that will hopefully motivate commuters to take action before it’s too late.



The Greater Richmond Transit Center begins installing bus stop surveillance cameras that spy on passengers 24/7.
Public Transit Becomes Another Tool for Total Government Surveillance.

Public Transit Agencies want to make safety records a state secret.

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police uses full-body biometric scanners to watchlist commuters.
BART secretly spied on commuters license plates and sent the information to ICE.
Despite public opposition, BART moves forward on $20 million surveillance upgrades.
The Chicago Transit Authority “one of the most comprehensive transit surveillance camera networks in the U.S.” recently upgraded 32,000 surveillance cameras.
MBTA Transit Police surveillance towers.

New Jersey wants to increase Transit Police funding to $242 million.


Americans used public transportation 10.1 billion times last year, which means that the Border Patrol, DEA, Amtrak and Transit Police spied on billions of commuters.


The rise of spying transit police should serve as a wake-up call to everyone. Don’t let DHS turn public transit into TSA-style pat-downs and searches.


You can read more at the MassPrivateI blog, where this article first appeared.


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By Kai Sedgwick


Visa and Mastercard have run up the mother of all credit card bills. The monopolistic payment providers had been embroiled in a long-running lawsuit instigated by merchants protesting their excessive fees. The credit card giants have now conceded defeat and agreed to settle the price-fixing case for a whopping $6.2 billion.


Visa and Mastercard Cop to Running a Card Cartel


Millions of Visa and Mastercard customers enjoy a love-hate relationship with their credit card provider. While the ability to buy goods on credit is undoubtedly convenient, the hidden charges, sporadic service interruptions, and security risks all take their toll. They’re not alone: merchants are equally weary of Visa, Mastercard, and their punitive fees. Unlike the helpless customers, however, the merchants have the ability to do something about it.


         



      

Shares in JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, and Bank of America will form part of the payment proffered by Visa and Mastercard to end the price-fixing lawsuit. Under the settlement, Mastercard will be obliged to pay $108 million, but it’s Visa that will be faced with the lion’s share of the bill, coughing up a mammoth $4.1 billion. To place the credit card issuers’ combined bill of $6.2 billion in context, from a cryptocurrency perspective, that’s greater than the market cap of EOS, and just behind Bitcoin Cash.



Mastercard shares dropped on news of the settlement.



A Big Fine But a Drop in the Bucket


$6.2 billion is a huge sum by any reckoning, but it won’t make much of a dent in the coffers of the companies tasked with paying it. Visa alone recorded revenue of $18.3 billion last year, while Mastercard earned $12.5 billion. The lawsuit that they eventually conceded defeat on pertained to excessive card fees. These payment providers abused their power to impose excessive fees upon merchants, who had no option but to pay up.


US merchants, including retailers and financial companies that utilize services offered by the likes of Mastercard and Visa, pay over $90 billion a year in fees. The antitrust case that was brought against the pair can be traced back to 2005, when accusations emerged of Visa and Mastercard inflating swipe fees to their enrichment. The $6.2 billion settlement will come as relief to the merchants who campaigned against the credit card cartel, and as affirmation to cryptocurrency users that the only payment system they can trust is Bitcoin.


Do you think Visa and Mastercard run a credit card cartel, and will this settlement dissuade them from further price fixing? Let us know in the comments section below.


Kai Sedgwick writes for Bitcoin.com, where this article first appeared. Kai’s been playing with words for a living since 2009 and bought his first bitcoin at $19. It’s long gone. He’s previously written white papers for blockchain startups and is especially interested in P2P exchanges and DNMs.

 


   
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Op-Ed by Catherine J. Frompovich


Many resourceful and credible independent researchers uncover information the mainstream, lamestream media, the Deep State, the Shadow Government, and Internet search engines censors don’t want the world and the U.S. population, in particular, to know.  One such individual is Alexandra Bruce of Forbidden Knowledge TV.net  and to whom I want to give a profound “hat tip” for sending me the information about which I’m writing as an Op-Ed.


After listening to the galvanizing information twice, I feel compelled to explain what prompted me to write this as an Op-Ed. As a researcher and journalist who is interested in many issues besides my life’s work centering on human health issues, I always have wondered how we as a supposed democratic society and culture in the USA got to the point of where we are now surveilled and controlled by operatives behind the scenes known by various names.  There always seemed to be a “missing link” for me, but now I think something has surfaced which probably is a major answer to the problem.


         



      

If I am correct in my assumptions, the “take away” from the discussions in the link “Gotcha! Trump’s September Surprise”  is there are dots that have to be connected by federal prosecutorial agencies, but may not be because they are integral parts of the “in crowd” privy to the KEYS that control the processes involved.  The topic discussed is “The Keys to the Digital Kingdom” and who controls them!


Host Douglas Gabriel and Michael McKibben, the “Founder of Leader Technologies has been engaged in  massive forensic research  to produce indictable evidence for their case against Facebook. Several times along the way, they’ve been floored by their discoveries about how the world actually works, in the spheres of high finance, governments and telecommunications,” discuss what McKibben’s uncovered regarding Hillary Clinton and her access to digital keys for global Internet transactions [1].


First and foremost, Hillary Clinton was a patent lawyer working at the Rose Law Firm, which represented patent claims for many individuals and entities who would become today’s Tech Giants!  That was back in the 1980s when Hillary apparently began her quest to become a global “control freak.”


According to Alexandra Bruce’s write up introducing the interview video, she says:



McKibben found that “Hillary Clinton and her cronies have access to all of the digital keys for all transactions on the planet. In other words, unless you can build a new Internet, you – and say, your cryptocurrencies, for example – are accessible by them. This is literally how they can (and do) ‘turn off your chip’, in the words of the late Aaron Russo.” [1]


“So literally, these keys are used in every transaction on the planet that uses the Internet and what we’ve discovered and – I’m still reeling, my mind is boggled by what we’ve now come to find out, but that a company called Entrust was created in 1998 as a spin-off of a Canadian telephone company [Nortel, a now-defunct Canadian telecommunications conglomerate, with people like former US Secretary of Defense, Frank Carlucci on its Board of Directors. Its 2009 bankruptcy was the largest in Canadian history, leaving pensioners and shareholders with staggering losses while Nortel executives continued to draw “retention bonuses” totaling US$190 million during the eight-year post-bankruptcy period]. [1] [CJF emphasis]


“That is just astounding, how a private individual could have come to have such power but the facts are now clear, that’s the circumstance we’re in right now. This includes almost all of the agencies, executive agencies of the government and that includes the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Department of Treasury, Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), General Services Agency (GSA), the Department of State, the Department of Energy, the US Post Office, the US Patent Office, the US Marine Corps, the US Coast Guard and on and on and on and then beyond that, we see the names of most of the major telecommunications players in Canada, in Scandinavia, in Denmark. According to their records they have over 2,000 key customers and therefore, the Clintons through their Director, his name is Jerry C Jones, have access to the entire back door of the Internet.” [1]



Thank you, Alexandra; I truly appreciate all you do.


Now to my observations


McKibben found the backdoor encryption keys to the Internet (1 minute on the timeline) and that the President Clinton administration in 1993 started a plan to give the FBI those backdoor keys to the Internet. That was the beginning of the “surveillance society” in the USA, in my opinion.  The beginnings of fascism, too?


Hillary Clinton’s partner at the Rose Law Firm currently is the Class-1 director of the San Francisco company that now operates the backdoor surveillance of the Internet.   (2:35 minutes on the timeline)


There are over 2,000 customers and through the director, the Clintons have access to all the backdoors of the Internet.


Question: Can that be one of the dots why Hillary, as U.S. Secretary of State, had private servers in her home?


That explains why the Clintons never get prosecuted, per Mr. Gabriel (6:09 minutes on the timeline)


Comment: It would seem the Clintons have access to personal information that could compromise others and be used to blackmail them.


At 8:13 minutes, you hear names named.


At 9:14 minutes “They grab the [digital computer] keys and go into their house to get whatever they need to use against the person to get what they want to use and that’s how they’ve stayed in power for so long,” paraphrasing Mr. McKibben.


At 11 minutes, “The Clintons are very well known for stealing pertinent documents,” per Mr. Gabriel


At 11:53 minutes, “Do you know how many Clintonites have died before going to the FBI?”  with their documents, per Mr. Gabriel


14:01 minutes, hear how China is involved in all this!


15 minutes This programming most likely was done by Google.”  Mr. McKibben


15:50 minutes “Hillary runs the FBI.” Mr. Gabriel


17:39 minutes How they used Obama’s Executive Orders to go after Trump. Mr. Gabriel


21:29 minutes “Same old people stealing patents.” Mr. Gabriel   [Mr. Gabriel worked for the NSA.]


23 minutes The attacks on our intellectual property during the Obama administration were by China. The Russians were stealing nothing!


24 minutes   Supposed Russian collusion to attack to the Democratic National committee server


27 minutes “Hillary had the keys to everything, so she hacked the DNC herself!” Mr. McKibben




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28:18 minutes “The fact that Trump had not dirt.” Mr. Gabriel   Plus WikiLeaks discussed


28:52 minutes “Then the FBI did an investigation on Trump and could find nothing.”  Mr. Gabriel


29 minutes   Uranium One introduced, and how they realized Hillary will not be elected because of that. Mr. Gabriel


29:16 minutes “Comey and his gang were in full fledge with the Obama administration creating the Russian dossier.” Mr. Gabriel


29:34 minutes   All of Congress compromised by the personal data Hillary and her cohorts got on members using the backdoor keys.


31 minutes Whistleblowers discussed and what happens to them because of the backdoor hacking.


31:33 minutes The Entrust company client list proves foreign collusion.  Mr. McKibben


32:38 minutes   “Every single voting machine is controlled by foreign interest or people like…” Mr. Gabriel


32:55 minutes   “The same people who stole your [McKibben’s] patents!” Mr. Gabriel


33:42 minutes    Mueller stealing patents!Those three little rats together!” Mr. Gabriel


34:50 minutes   Obama’s Executive Orders were to be able to go after Trump and his assets.  Mr. Gabriel


35:41 minutes   “If you are on Hillary’s side, you can get anything.” Mr. Gabriel


38:20 minutes   If any digital theft is going on anywhere even in the mainstream media, tell Trump and he will do something about it.  Mr. Gabriel


40:31 minutes “ Hillary came up with the false 27 million dollar Paul Manafort scam.”  Mr. Gabriel


42:13 minutes “There was no [Russian] evidence; there was none.”  Mr. Gabriel




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42:57 minutes   It’s been possible because of the digital queen, Hillary Clinton.  Mr. Gabriel


43:20 minutes Proof of those creating the Russian dossier and they are named.  Mr. Gabriel


44:06 minutes   This is proof. The entire senior echelon of the federal government is corrupted and in Hillary Clinton’s hands.  And this proves it.  Mr. McKibben


44:47 minutes “All the voting machines are compromised by this system.” Mr. McKibben


44:58 minutes “Stealing your [McKibben’s] patent; your patents controlled these things. “  Mr. Gabriel


45:50 to 49 minutes   One of the major headquarters for this operation is in Washington, DC, plus discloses where it is…and taxpayers are paying to maintain it.   Mr. McKibben


50:20 to 53:35 minutes The apparent conclusions of how the controlling Hillary Clinton rules over the keys to the backdoors on the Internet …. Gabriel and McKibben


After listening to this mind-blowing discussion, voters, Congress and all federal agencies have a lot to reconsider, but more importantly sort out, if we as a country are to continue on as a free Constitutional Republic.


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[1] [email protected] Sept. 19, 2018 issue “This Is How They Can Turn Off Your Chip”


Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting.


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By Aaron Kesel


Amazon is considering opening 3,000 cashierless Amazon Go stores by 2021, Bloomberg reported.


A move into retail by the online giant would threaten convenience stores and fast-food chains across the U.S. by  selling items to customers cheaper and faster.


Current existing Amazon Go stores sell prepared sandwiches, salads, yogurt, and granola bars. That’s a market that is mostly occupied by small mom-and-pop convenience stores.


         



      

Amazon currently has three locations for Amazon Go open in Seattle where Amazon is headquartered.


On Monday, Amazon expanded and opened a location in Chicago. The automated grocery stores promise “no lines, no checkouts, no registers,” according to CNBC.


Amazon is planning to open 10 Amazon Go locations by the end of this year, according to the report, while Amazon aims to have at least 50 shops in “major metro areas” such as San Francisco and New York by next year.


Last year, Activist Post reported on an undercover journalist’s account of the conditions for an Amazon UK warehouse where staff exposed that the retail giant is replacing humans with robots.


Alan Selby explains how he found staff are just cattle – there to serve robots, the Mirror reported.



Amazon has recognized humans are the least efficient part of the operation, so in Tilbury the robots take over.


At every turn it felt like the human staff were reduced to livestock, existing only to service the machines




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The repetitive, monotonous work at its ironically named “fulfilment centre” did me no favours mentally, either.



As this writer has written before on Steemit, we are shifting towards a working world with little or no humans, as automation and artificial intelligence begins to take over our jobs. It’s cheaper to hire a few robots which don’t need rest and benefits than to hire a few humans which need healthcare and retirement funds.


The other main problem that this shift in society brings is that robots are not only out-competing humans but setting ridiculous performance targets, as the reporter writes.


Finally, the last issue is that when you replace humans with robots and automation there likely needs to be a Universal Basic Income (UBI) program in place. Because how else will humans buy the products?


Beyond the warehouse, Amazon is also looking at automating the delivery aspect of its business with delivery drones or what it calls Prime Air.




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In December of 2016, the company announced it had made its first delivery by an automated drone in the UK. Then, in March of this year, they delivered their first package in the United States.


Amazon plans to create what it calls “beehives” in the coming future; a patent filed would allow the fully automated drones to deliver packages from large airships.


Ultimately it means that Amazon is looking to take away business and jobs from USPS, UPS, FedEx as well as mom-and-pop shops.


The retail giant is clearly committed to gearing its future toward less and less human workers.


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Philadelphia, PA – The city that has gained a reputation for the egregious civil asset forfeiture practices committed by its police department, will now be forced to dismantle the program altogether, as a result of a lawsuit filed by a family who had their home seized by police after their son was accused of a minor drug crime.


Residents who have been harmed by the Philadelphia Police department’s civil asset forfeiture practices could also receive part of $3 million in compensation. Markela and Chris Sourovelis initially filed a lawsuit in 2014 after their son was caught trying to sell $40 in heroin on the street.


The parents complied with the judge and took their son to a court-ordered rehabilitation treatment. But when they returned home, they found that police had locked them out of their house.


         



      

The Sourovelis family’s home was seized by police even though there was no evidence that the parents had any knowledge of their son’s attempt to sell drugs, and there was no evidence that the parents or any other family members had engaged in any kind of drug-related activity deemed “illegal” by the state.


The story received significant media attention as the country was introduced to the horror many Philadelphia residents face, and the district attorney eventually dropped the case against the family. In a statement from December 2014, Chris Sourovelis said he was relieved by the verdict, but was committed to continuing the fight to ensure that other residents were not subjected to the same nightmare.


“After months of uncertainty, my family can finally rest easy knowing that our home is our home again,” Sourovelis said. “I’ve lived in Philadelphia for over 30 years. I never thought it was possible for the police to just show up at my doorstep without notice and take my house when I’ve done nothing wrong. But that’s exactly what happened to me and my family—and we’re not alone. That’s why we’re going to keep fighting for everyone still trapped in Philadelphia’s civil forfeiture nightmare.”


Sourovelis worked with the Institute of Justice to file a new lawsuit a class action lawsuit, which alleged that the city was seizing 300 to 500 homes each year, violating residents’ constitutional rights and illegally creating a profit incentive because the revenue generated by the program was going straight to local police and district attorneys.




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To say that the city has a problem is an understatement. While the city of Allegheny, Pennsylvania, filed 200 petitions for civil asset forfeiture from 2008 to 2011, Philadelphia filed 6,560 petitions—in 2011 alone. A report from the Philadelphia Inquirer also found that the city brought in more than $64 million in seized property from 2004 to 2014, which is almost twice the amount raised by cities like Brooklyn, New York, and Los Angeles, California.


A 2015 report from the American Civil Liberties Union noted that “an estimated 32 percent of cash forfeitures are not supported by a conviction,” which means that more than $1 million is forfeited every year from innocent residents in Philadelphia:


Worrying evidence suggests that the profits and sweeping powers offered by civil forfeiture have distorted a tool originally targeted at cartels and drug kingpins. An article in the Philadelphia City Paper in 2012 indicated that Philadelphia prosecutors regularly forfeit sums as small as $100 and that people trying to get their property back sometimes had to attend upwards of ten court dates just to reach a hearing before a judge. Other media accounts chronicled the human toll of civil forfeiture. In one, a Philadelphia grandmother faced losing her home because a grandson sold a small amount of drugs out of it. In another, a Lancaster mother had $300 seized from her purse when her son was arrested on narcotics charges.




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The city of Philadelphia has now agreed to a settlement, which includes the following promises, according to a report from Reason:



The city will no longer seek property forfeitures for simple drug possession
The city will stop seizing petty amounts of cash without accompanying arrests or evidence in a criminal case
The city will put judges in charge of forfeiture hearings and will streamline the hearing process

The city will ban the Philadelphia district attorney and Philadelphia Police Department from using forfeiture revenue to fund their payroll.
The city will disburse the $3 million settlement fund to qualifying members of the class action based on the circumstances of their case.

While the results of the lawsuit are encouraging, it remains to be seen how the Philadelphia Police department will respond, and if it will lash out at residents for the large decrease in revenue that was being stolen from innocent citizens.


“I’m glad that there is finally a measure of justice for people like me who did nothing wrong but still found themselves fighting to keep what was rightly theirs. No one in Philadelphia should ever have to go through the nightmare my family faced,” Chris Sourovelis said in response to the outcome of the lawsuit.


The Institute for Justice also released a statement, calling the settlement a “groundbreaking” accomplishment that will have a positive effect for residents for years to come:


For too long, Philadelphia treated its citizens like ATMs, ensnaring thousands of people in a system designed to strip people of their property and their rights. No more. Today’s groundbreaking agreement will end years of abuse and create a fund to compensate innocent owners.


Rachel Blevins is an independent journalist from Texas, who aspires to break the false left/right paradigm in media and politics by pursuing truth and questioning existing narratives. Follow Rachel on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Steemit and Patreon. This article first appeared at The Free Thought Project.
   
            


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Clark County, IN — A school district in Clark County, Indiana, will soon be randomly drug testing students who want to participate in extracurricular activities like sports, band, and driving to school.


“Henryville High School and Borden High School will randomly select ten students each quarter and test them for ten drugs that teenagers are most likely to use,” local ABC 13 reported.



If students test positive, they will be ineligible for one-third of scheduled extracurricular activities after the first offense.


After the third offense, the student will become ineligible for the rest of their high school career.



         



      

While some parents support the new policy and hope it will discourage students from bringing drugs to school, others, like Lance Leach, feel it is too invasive. “There has to be a reasoning, and you have to talk to a parent beforehand,” he said. “Like suspicious behavior or they got caught doing something, then maybe, but not just random drug testing.“


The ACLU agrees. The civil liberties organization has long fought against drug testing in schools. In 1998, the organization attempted to challenge drug testing for afterschool activities in Indiana schools, but the Supreme Court refused to hear their arguments. The following year, they challenged an Oklahoma school district, arguing in that case, the after school activities were directly linked with coursework throughout the normal day, and that drug testing infringed on students’ “right to a public education, as well as of the Fourth Amendment protection against illegal search and seizure,” The New York Times reported at the time.


In 2002, however, the Supreme Court ruled it was constitutional for schools to drug test students participating in extracurricular activities because it was an effective method of deterring drug use. This assessment turned out to be untrue. The Washington Post examined one 2013 study that “looked at 14 years of data on student drug use and found that school drug testing was associated with ‘moderately lower marijuana use,’ but increased use of other, more dangerous illicit drugs.”


Another study found “drug testing was ‘was not associated with changes in substance use.’”


Over the years, a number of other experts have expressed their opposition to the practice over legal concerns and the sheer fact that it doesn’t work. The ACLU has cited the American Academy of Pediatrics, while other doctors have also expressed skepticism.


Nevertheless, in 2015, nearly one in five public high schools had drug testing policies in place:


[A] nationally-representative survey of 1,300 school districts found that among the districts with drug testing programs, 28 percent randomly tested all students — not just ones participating in after-school programs. These schools are opening themselves up to a legal challenge.


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