Of course, state executives claim no such policy exists, while the employees responsible for protecting the state's environment reported that the policy was communicated verbally. Read more:
Read about the study here.
Like the Greek philospher Diogenes searching for an honest man, I have searched for an honest website regarding consumers' privacy. I think that I finally found one:
Click the image to view a larger version. Read the news article about the Tennessee woman packing heat in her vagina.
Maybe you've seen the video of a squirrel with a GoPro camera. Besides Youtube, several websites are showing it. If you haven't seen it, watch below (article continues below the video):
What You Don't Know
Accordingly to recently released government documents, the N.S.A. spent $3 million last year evaluating the use of squirrels as spies. The surveillance program was titled, "Nutty About Surveillance."
Not to be outdone, the F.B.I. started a similar, domestic-U.S. program as part of its wired forests initiative. The new program, "Countering Violent Animals," seeks to protect humans from violent, extremist animals. Reportedly, the F.B.I. is also installing GPS-enabled spy cameras on bears, raccoons, and groundhogs.
Read and learn more:
- The Mugshot Industry. Accurate Information That Is Beneficial For Consumers?
- Mugged By a Mug Shot Online (October 2013 - The New York Times)
- Could Florida's Mugshot Industry Be Coming To An End? (January 2014 - Miami New Times)
To learn about this and past privacy abuses, read:
- This week: Facebook Says It's Sorry. We've Heard that Before
- 2009: Facebook Backtracks on Its Terms of Service
- 2009: Facebook Settles Class Action Lawsuit & Shuts Down Its Beacon Advertising Service
- 2010: Stumbling and Bumbling: Facebook Promises Users More Control Over Data Shared With Apps
- 2010: Another Data Security Snafu At Facebook
- 2010: Facebook Introduces New Location-Based Feature With Privacy Flaws
- 2010: Is Facebook Censoring Your Online Conversations?
- 2011: Facebook Lets Apps Grab More Members' Personal Data, Then Reverses Decision
- 2012: Facebook Hacked. Site Says Data Not Compromized
- 2013: Year Long Breach At Facebook Affects About 6 Million Members
- 2013: Study: Facebook Saves And Analyzes Your Unpublished Posts And Comments
- 2014: Facebook Announced A New Feature Where It Listens And Identifies Music And TV Content
Earlier this week, I created a few memes about privacy, based upon recent events and this prior blog post. I hope that you like them. Feel free to borrow and use them.
- I don't like net neutrality. Get rid of it so I can use the "slow-lane" Internet connection with websites my Internet service provider (ISP) chooses.
- It's okay for retail stores to use point-of-sale cash registers infected with malware that share my sensitive financial payment information with criminals.
- I like it when mobile apps developers build apps that steal all of my address book contents. It's even better when they don't warn me.
- I want the monthly bill from my ISP to be as complicated as my monthly cable TV bill.
- I love websites with video ads that play automatically and don't provide a mechanism to stop or pause the video.
- Facebook and Instagram: please take all of my photos and videos. You can have them. They are yours
- It's fine for websites to waste screen space by displaying the exact same page contents and navigation to laptop/desktop users that they show to smart phone users with smaller screens.
- I like it when the NSA ignores the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Even better, lie to me about what you're doing.
- It's okay for the FCC to allow ISPs and phone companies to merge back into a single, giant company. The loss of freedoms and loss of of competition is a good thing.
- I like that Google scans all e-mails of Google Mail users, including the messages non-Gmail users send to Gmail users. Even better: don't warn me nor provide a way to avoid the scanning.
- I like it when advertisers track all of my online habits and movements without providing a way to avoid the tracking
- It's fine for corporations and governments to take and store all of my personal information. It's valuable property I'm not interested in controlling.
- I like it when the NSA tracks and stores everyone's e-mails and phone calls, even people who don't know terrorists, don't communicate with terroris, and don't break any laws. Even better, lie to me about doing this.
- It's okay for the FCC to allow ISPs to provide broadband speeds to USA subscribers that are slower and more costly than other countries. Less value and higher prices are good. That's American exceptionalism!
Many people love to eat chocolate. The presentation below explains the differences and strengths of various social networking websites: