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Web Pioneer Sir Tim Berners-Lee: “We Must Resist These Technologies”

Hot on the heels of Facebook’s Sean Parker’s concerns about his creation, now the man who came up with the concept of the Web Browser expresses his own concerns about the intrusiveness of emerging Internet technologies (what I refer to as “Data Storage and Patterning” technology):

 

The web is 28 years old but these days it often appears to have the growing pains of a teenager.
There’s the scourge of fake news, growing pockets of censorship around the world, the fiery debate over net neutrality and more.

When teens get into trouble, you typically talk to the parents. For the web, that is Sir Tim Berners-Lee, a computer scientist who proposed the idea of using a tool called a web browser to visit distinct pages on the internet.

He was recently interviewed at at World Wide Web consortium meeting, and things got interesting, fast.

Reuters
Sir Tim Berners-Lee: “We must resist these technologies.”

When asked if he occasionally felt like Dr. Frankenstein, wondering, “What have I wrought?” while watching the unfolding saga of fake news on the web and its implications for democracies. “Yeah, I have,” he replied.

His concerns during the web’s first 25 years focused on expanding access to more people. But now he thinks the web has become as complex and intricate as a human brain-so the tech industry requires a multi-disciplinary approach to “look out for unintended consequences” and study the impact of services as they are introduced to the world.
But too often web companies just plow ahead without understanding the consequences.
He criticised the likes of Google, Facebook and Twitter for creating advertising systems that, for example, incentivised fake-news purveyors.
“They didn’t do that out of malice,” Berners-Lee said. “They did it completely commercially, not even caring about who won the election. But Google gave them money [to do it], and that trained them to think of headlines like, ‘Hillary really wants Trump to win.'”
Berners-Lee was also asked if he was worried that big tech companies have too much power.
He said the giants of the past, like AT&T, AOL and Microsoft, were once considered unassailable, only to be upended by unexpected competitors: “It’s amazing how quickly people can pick stuff up on the internet; it’s also amazing how quickly they can drop it,” he said. That said, he worries that “you can’t imagine having such a strong dominance in these markets without losing out on innovation.”
Turning abroad, we discussed efforts to censor internet content.
Early in the web’s history, there was a belief that “information wants to be free”-that internet users would find ways to route around attempts at censorship. Berners-Lee conceded that thinking was a “a bit simplistic.”
He says there’s “no magic recipe that the internet will be able to solve censorship, so censorship is something we have to protest against.”
Obliquely referencing countries that restrict internet content he said: “Openness is a sign of a strong government. You can be strong in lots of different ways. The ability to be strong enough to allow people to see the alternative views of the opposition is a particular strength which I hope various countries will find.”
Berners-Lee also said it was important for people to be able to own and control their own data and that companies should think twice before assuming it’s a business asset.
“It used to be said that data is the new oil,” he said. “Personally, I think it’s like nuclear fuel. It’s becoming toxic. Two years ago, the question from the board was, ‘How are we monetising the data?’ Now the question is, “How are we protecting ourselves from the damage of this getting out?'”
I asked Berners-Lee if he owned a connected assistant like the Amazon Echo or Google Home.
The answer, he said, is no; he believes that when conversations and queries are recorded in our home and transferred to the cloud, they inevitably become vulnerable to intruders and accessible to prying governments.
Sounding very unlike the web pioneer who created the web nearly three decades ago, he vowed, “We must resist these technologies.”
– Bloomberg

https://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/98850665/the-father-of-the-web-confronts-his-creation

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Confessions of an Illuminati House Wife – Part 1 to 4 Unlimited funding, under the guise of security, corrupts BIG time!

Mrs. Katherine Griggs, wife of Colonel George Griggs (Special Operations) gives an insight of the twisted evil of the American Intelligence community and the methods they use to recruit and control operatives.

 

White Rabbits, White Pickups and White Washes: Police Incompetence

I watched with horror on the TV news the other night as Police officers in Providence pursued a white pickup truck, based on information that an escaped felon had abandoned a stolen Police car in favour of a “a white pickup”. "white pickup"

Now, I don’t know how many “white pickups” are cruising the streets over there, but there must be a few. In this case the Law picked a seemingly random target and chose to pursue it in typical “cops and robbers, reality TV” dramatic style. The result was disastrous, incompetent and an unnecessary Judge Dredd style execution., despite the claims that it was necessary “to protect the public”.

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/rhode-island/articles/2017-11-10/police-no-weapons-found-in-truck-officers-shot-on-i-95

In this day and age of high tech law enforcement gadgetry that would make Batman envious, surely there are more efficient methods of dealing with suspects who fail to pull over and co operate? We can read a license plate from outer space; we have surveillance drones that can outpace a Lamborghini; some vehicles can be remotely disabled.

How hard would it have been to follow the pickup truck to it’s destination covertly and without fuss?

Better still, do a quick of ALL white pickup trucks in the area and track them until you get the RIGHT white pickup?

As for the claim that the guy had to shot and killed (he was unarmed) because he was endangering the public? Shoot the car’s tires out? Shoot to disable as a last resort? Hell, they fired FORTY rounds into this guy, and wounded his passenger in the process.

There is no justification whatsoever for the incompetent and inefficient procedures that were followed during this failed attempt to apprehend the wrong guy, in the wrong car, at the wrong place and time.

Whether he had good reason to evade the police or whether he just panicked, we may never know.

Dead men tell no tales.

Martin H

 

No batteries Required: Now Even Your Clothes can be Part Of The ‘Net!

A new technology may make your clothes part of the internet of things (IoT) network. However, unlike other IoT devices, these smart fabrics aren’t dependent on electricity.
Instead, these fabrics use a special kind of conductive thread, which can function without any added electronics. Simply put, while these clothes can serve as data storage, they can also be washed, dried and ironed like regular clothes.
A team from the University of Washington has created a smart fabric, which can use the magnetic properties of conductive thread. Such smart fabrics can store a lot of information including 2D images. The data stored in such fabrics can be read by regular smartphones, using the device’s inbuilt magnetometer.
It works by putting in a binary code on the conductive thread using magnets. This code can then be easily decoded using a standard magnetometer, which is there in most smartphones. This lets the cloth store different kinds of data, which can be read by a smartphone using an app.

net clothes no batteries

The clothes can even communicate with a smartphone despite aberrations such as non-magnetized clothing — if a smartphone is inside a pocket and comes in contact with gloves containing conductive thread even from inside the pocket.
In the tests run by the researchers, the fabric survived in tests including running the cloth through the washing machine. In their tests, the researchers found that even though the fabric get demagnetized by 28-36 percent, but it soon gets remagnetized from the surrounding environment.
Furthermore, these fabrics can be stitched into different clothing items, like gloves and used for gesture-based commands. According to the researchers, the conductive thread can also be used in necklaces, ties, wristbands, and belts.
The fact that this thread can also store 2D images and such data also entails that it can be used for authentication. While authentication technology in smartphones has moved from fingerprint authentication to face recognition, the next technology in line might be authentication using wearable fabrics.

More:

https://a.msn.com/r/2/AAujUt5?m=en-nz

From Superpower To Incompetence, by Paul Craig Roberts

From Superpower to Incompetence
Paul Craig Roberts
Having grown up during the second half of the 20th century, I don’t recognize my country today. I experienced life in a competent country, and now I experience life in an incompetent country.

Superpower incompetent
Everything is incompetent. The police are incompetent. They shoot children, grandmothers, cripples, and claim that they feared for their life.
Washington’s foreign police is incompetent. Washington has alienated the world with its insane illegal attacks on other countries. Today the United States and Israel are the two most distrusted countries on earth and the two countries regarded as the greatest threat to peace.
The military/security complex is incompetent. The national security state is so incompetent that it was unable to block the most humiliating attack in history against a superpower that proved to be entirely helpless as a few people armed with box cutters and an inability to fly an airplane destroyed the World Trade Center and part of the Pentagon itself. The military industries have produced at gigantic cost the F-35 that is no match for the Russian fighters or even for the F-15s and F-16s it is supposed to replace.
The media is incompetent. I can’t think of an accurate story that has been reported in the 21st century. There must be one, but it doesn’t come to mind.
The universities are incompetent. Instead of hiring professors to teach the students, the universities hire administrators to regulate them. Instead of professors, there are presidents, vice presidents, chancellors, vice chancellors, provosts, vice provosts, assistant provosts, deans, associate deans, assistant deans. Instead of subject matter there is speech regulation and sensitivity training. Universities spend up to 75% of their budgets on administrators, many of whom have outsized incomes.
The public schools have been made incompetent by standardized national testing. The purpose of education today is to pass some test. School accreditation and teachers’ pay depend not on developing the creativity or independent thinking of those students capable of it, but on herding them through memory work for a standardized test.
One could go on endlessly.
Instead, I will relate a story of everyday incompetences that have prevented me from writing this week and for a few more days yet.
Recently, while away from my home, a heavy equipment operator working on a nearby construction site managed to drive under power lines with the fork lift raised. Instead of breaking the wire, it snapped the pole in half that conveyed electric power to my house. The power company came out, or, as I suspect, an outsourced contractor, who reestablished power to my home but did not check that the neutral wire was still attached. Consequently for a week or so my house experiened round the clock surges of high voltage that blew out the surge protection, breaker box, and every appliance in the house. Expecting my return, the house was inspected, and the discovery was that there was no power. Back came the power company and discovered that high voltage was feeding into the house and had destroyed everything plugged in.
So. Here we have a moron operating heavy equipment who does not understand that he cannot drive under power lines with the lift raised. We have a power company or its outsourced contractor who does not understand that power cannot be reconnected without making certain that the neutral wire is still connected.
So every appliance is fried. Glass everywhere from blown out light bulbs. We are talking thousands of dollars.
This is America today. And the incompetents ruling incompetents want war with Iran, Korea, Russia, China. Considering the extraordinary level of incompetence throughout the United States, I guarantee you that we will not win these wars.

From Superpower to Incompetence

Paul Craig Roberts

MUST READ! New vaccines will permanently alter your DNA by Jon Rappoport

This is a big story guys: Next step in the Transhumanist agenda:

altered DNA appears

 

 

New vaccines will permanently alter your DNA
by Jon Rappoport
November 5, 2017

A news story tend to move in waves. It appears, retreats, and then appears in an altered form—replete with lies, cover stories, and embedded confusion. That’s why I’m keeping this story alive in its stark essence—

The reference is the New York Times, 3/9/15, “Protection Without a Vaccine.” It describes the frontier of research. Here are key quotes that illustrate the use of synthetic genes to “protect against disease,” while changing the genetic makeup of humans. This is not science fiction:
“By delivering synthetic genes into the muscles of the [experimental] monkeys, the scientists are essentially re-engineering the animals to resist disease.”

“’The sky’s the limit,’ said Michael Farzan, an immunologist at Scripps and lead author of the new study.”
“The first human trial based on this strategy — called immunoprophylaxis by gene transfer, or I.G.T. — is underway, and several new ones are planned.” [That was nearly two years ago.]
“I.G.T. is altogether different from traditional vaccination. It is instead a form of gene therapy. Scientists isolate the genes that produce powerful antibodies against certain diseases and then synthesize artificial versions. The genes are placed into viruses and injected into human tissue, usually muscle.”
Here is the punchline: “The viruses invade human cells with their DNA payloads, and the synthetic gene is incorporated into the recipient’s own DNA. If all goes well, the new genes instruct the cells to begin manufacturing powerful antibodies.”
Read that again: “the synthetic gene is incorporated into the recipient’s own DNA.”
Alteration of the human genetic makeup.
Not just a “visit.” Permanent residence. And once a person’s DNA is changed, doesn’t it follow that he/she will pass on that change to the next generation of children, and so on, down the line?
The Times article taps Dr. David Baltimore for an opinion:
“Still, Dr. Baltimore says that he envisions that some people might be leery of a vaccination strategy that means altering their own DNA, even if it prevents a potentially fatal disease.”
Yes, some people might be leery. If they have two or three working brain cells.
This is genetic roulette with a loaded gun.
And the further implications are clear. Vaccines can be used as a cover for the injections of any and all genes, whose actual purpose is re-engineering humans.
The emergence of this Frankenstein technology is paralleled by a shrill push to mandate vaccines, across the board, for both children and adults. The pressure and propaganda are planet-wide.
If you’re going to alter humans, for example, to make many of them more docile and weak, and some of them stronger, in order to restructure society, you want everyone under the umbrella. No exceptions. No exemptions.
The freedom and the right to refuse vaccines has always been vital. It is more vital than ever now.

New vaccines will permanently alter your DNA

Rappoport

Dotcom wins confidential settlement for dawn raid in 2012

Mr Dotcom is currently fighting extradition to the United States on multiple criminal charges related to his former file-sharing website Megaupload, including copyright infringement and money-laundering.
In a statement issued earlier today, Mr Dotcom said he believed the raid by armed police was a “Hollywood-style publicity stunt tailored to appease United States authorities”.
He said he and Mona Dotcom wanted vindication in the High Court but have decided a trial would not be in the best interests of their children.
In a statement, Mr Dotcom said officers had caused damage to the property.
“Mona Dotcom, who was seven months pregnant with twins, and the Dotcom children were traumatised. Neither the Dotcoms nor their guests were allowed to talk to each other or their lawyers for an unreasonable period.
“Today, Mona and I are glad to reach a confidential settlement of our case against the New Zealand Police.
“We have respect for the Police in this country. They work hard and have, with this one exception, treated me and my family with courtesy and respect. We were shocked at the uncharacteristic handling of my arrest for a non-violent internet copyright infringement charge brought by the United States, which is not even a crime in New Zealand.
“They could have easily knocked at our door at a reasonable hour and advised me of my arrest. Instead, due to what I believe was a misguided desire to cater to the United States authorities and special interests in Hollywood, a simple arrest became a Hollywood-style publicity stunt tailored to appease US authorities.
“We sued the police because we believed their military-style raid on a family with children in a non-violent case went far beyond what a civilised community should expect from its police force. New Zealanders deserve and should expect better.”
A police spokesperson confirmed a confidential settlement was reached with the Dotcoms, bringing to an end the civil proceedings, which were set down for a five week trial in Auckland.
She said this avoided the significant costs which would have been incurred had the trial proceeded.
Source RNZ

Social worker takes couple’s baby after ‘smelling cannabis’

Baby taken cannabis social worker

A newborn baby was taken from a young Whanganui couple earlier this month because a social worker thought she smelt marijuana.
That was the reasoning given to Laurence and Freyja Maisey by the Ministry for Vulnerable Children, four days after their new son Charlie had been removed from their home, NZME reports.
He was only eight-weeks-old at the time, and neither police nor the social worker gave the new parents any warning, however they returned Charlie a few days later, when satisfied his living environment was okay.
That came after an admission the social worker thought the couple had been taking drugs. The Maiseys immediately got a drug test, which came back clean, and their baby was brought back.
Freyja Maisey’s midwife Annette Turner-Steele said it had no reasonable rationale for taking Charlie.
She said the ministry wanted to take Charlie when he was born, telling her the Maiseys were “smelly and a bit slow”, but that with a plan in place they would be given a chance.

“There had been no problem. They seem to be able to do whatever they want and get away with it and they don’t have to justify it,” Ms Turner-Steele said.
“I don’t know what their concerns were – none of their concerns were justified at all, and they were just covering their own backs basically because they took a child wrongly.”
Ministry acting Manawatu regional manager Monica Miranda told NZME the ministry woulld continue to work with the baby’s family around support that can be offered and the child’s well-being is the “absolute priority.”

Newshub

https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/national/social-worker-takes-couples-baby-after-smelling-cannabis/ar-AAuhPCy?li=AAaeXZz&ocid=spartandhp

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