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Data brokers sell you to the highest bidders, and it’s as bad as it sounds

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Data brokers sell you to the highest bidders and its as bad as it sounds

There’s a phenomenon I call “digital complacency” that has turned otherwise conscientious, privacy-loving Americans into ostriches with their heads stuck in the technological sand. I’ll assume it’s just out of convenience and ignorance because if people were aware of where their personal data was going, what that data included, and how it was being used, I’m certain a much higher percentage of Americans would be taking much stronger precautions than they are today.

A recent article on Fast Company highlighted the 121 data brokers who are currently collecting and selling your personal information to the highest bidders.

Here are the data brokers quietly buying and selling your personal information

https://www.fastcompany.com/90310803/here-are-the-data-brokers-quietly-buying-and-selling-your-personal-information?partner=rssThanks to a new Vermont law requiring companies that buy and sell third-party personal data to register with the Secretary of State, we’ve been able to assemble a list of 121 data brokers operating in the U.S. It’s a rare, rough glimpse into a bustling economy that operates largely in the shadows, and often with few rules.

Even Vermont’s first-of-its-kind law, which went into effect last month, doesn’t require data brokers to disclose who’s in their databases, what data they collect, or who buys it. Nor does it require brokers to give consumers access to their own data or opt out of data collection. Brokers are, however required to provide some information about their opt-out systems under the law–assuming they provide one.

Before we go any further in this article, there’s something that must be said. It’s better to get it out now before anyone falls off. Surfing with a VPN, as recommended in the Fast Company article, is the easiest way to prevent ISPs and other 1st-party data collectors from building your hidden digital profile. The less information they have on you, the less valuable your data. The less valuable your data, the less likely it is that any of the multitudes of data farms, hackers, and spam companies will find reason to target you. It’s that simple. Our editors use ExpressVPN and highly recommend it.

With that understood, let’s discuss your data. It’s out there. If you’re got to this article through Google, Facebook, Twitter, email, or just about any other source, chances are very strong that multiple companies are aware of it. Don’t worry. It’s not NOQ Report itself that’s giving them this data. Your internet service provider, cellular provider, and most of the services you use to surf the net are collecting your data for the brokers. We do not use any ad services that “target” our visitors. Unfortunately, our stance is a rare one indeed.

Why do we protect our visitors’ data? Because we’re like you. We don’t want companies, hackers, or even governments keeping tabs on where we go and what we do online. But we’re also likely more aware of the gravity of the situation than the vast majority of Americans because we realize as bad as it sounds that you’re being “targeted,” it’s actually worse than you probably imagine.

Data is the currency of the age. Those who have the most data are the ones who call the shots. Think about the “big 5” technology companies. Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, and Apple are as powerful as they are based on their control and herding of your data and profiles. When most Americans hear the word “profile,” they normally assume that’s their Facebook or other social media profile. Sadly, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The level of information you give to these companies through your social media interactions is a drop in the bucket compared to the data they collect through your surfing, emailing, searching, and other online habits. They can use machine learning to classify you in different categories that you had no idea they could do. For example, they can extrapolate based on the sites you visit, the searches you do, and the physical places your phone (and therefore you) go to tell if you’re a good candidate to die from heart disease.

Seriously.

Of course, they don’t say, “Hey, you’re going to die.” They sell the data to pharmaceutical companies who then target you with ads about heart disease, preparing you for the inevitable revelation you’ll have when your doctor tells you it’s so.

Some might think, “Hey, that doesn’t seem so bad. Who wants to die from heart disease?” To those people, I’d first say they need to wake up to the intrusion this represents, but the second thing I’d tell them is even more important. Let’s say the same activities that made you a candidate for pharmaceutical targeting also makes you a likely lover of BBQ ribs. After all, they know you searched for Stan’s Rib Palace twice last week and your phone says you went to a different rob joint last month. Your credit card says you bought rings at Whole Foods on Tuesday and you searched Youtube for smoker tips yesterday. Suddenly, every website you visit (other than NOQ Report) has scrumptious ribs plastered all over them.

They don’t care what you do. They just want to match you with the lifestyle choices they believe will interest you.

You are for sale online. Period.

Unfortunately, that’s just the marketing component. Once we start discussing hackers, the government, and other nefarious actors who are part of the equation, the picture gets much darker.

Now is the time to wake up to the realities of the digital landscape upon which most of us operate daily. At the very least, get a VPN. If possible, take further steps to protect yourself. The more “they” know, the harder it will be to go along unscathed.

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Now they want you to accept literal vampirism, too

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Now they want you to accept literal vampirism too

As article from Katherine Timpf in National Review from 2015 is getting new life as Truthstream Media called it up and highlighted the utter ridiculousness of claims made by “real vampires.” And by “real,” we’re talking about those with a mental disorder that makes them believe they need some form of sustenance to survive that falls outside of the standard food realm. Some drink blood. Some drink “psychic energy.” All of them have a detachment from reality.

As we move into the post-truth society envisioned by radical progressives, truth is only a function of one’s feelings. We are not allowed to question the validity of anyone’s personal claims. If they say they’re a girl even if they were born a boy, then the post-truth society demands we call them girls. If they believe they need to drink human blood to survive even if biology says otherwise, then by golly pour them a pint or two.

If you still have doubts we’ve been heading towards a post-truth society for a long time, watch this video. Kat Timpf’s NRO article and Truthstream Media’s video should put all your doubts to rest with no hope of coming back from the dead.

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Alleged Philadelphia shooter Maurice Hill attended radical Wahhabi Islam mosque: report

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Alleged Philadelphia shooter Maurice Hill attended radical Wahhabi Islam mosque report

Wahhabism, the anti-American fundamentalist Islamic sect that drives the religious culture in Saudi Arabia, has as one of its stated goals to spread their beliefs around the world through any means necessary. Mosques promoting their radical ideology have been popping up across America over the last few years, including in Philadelphia. Alleged cop-shooter Maurice Hill attended one of them.

According to Clarion Project:

The mosque, called Masjid Ahlil Hadith Wal Athar, is known for preaching the Islamist ideology promoted by Saudi Arabia referred to as “Wahhabism.”

Clarion Intelligence Network has been aware through its sources that the area where the shootings took place is known for trafficking in guns, drugs and counterfeit items. This criminal market has a strong Islamist element that includes extremist gangs.

Hill’s older sister said he “occasionally attended” an unnamed mosque, confirming initial reports from our sources that Hill is a Muslim. The sources do not yet have first-hand evidence of the shooter being personally involved in Islamist extremism.

Clarion Intel’s sources report that Masjid Ahlil Hadith Wal Athar is a Salafi mosque which follows the theocratic teachings of Saudi Arabia’s top Wahhabist scholars.

At this point, there is no indication that Hill’s shooting of police officers was motivated by Islamism or anything other than a desire to resist arrest.

Today, a march was scheduled to “Free Maurice Hill” by Black Community Control of Police, a group adamantly opposed to law enforcement. There are no indications the group is aligned with Masjid Ahlil Hadeeth Wal Athar, but it is a common practice among radical Islamic groups to disguise their associations and operate apparently independent from one another.

The details surrounding the gunfight seem to indicate it was not prompted by Wahhabism as Hill was apparently approached as a result of a separate warrant enforced against a neighbor. But the clear disregard for police authority and the willingness to attempt to murder multiple law enforcement officers indicates an ideology that is prepared to kill and die. Was this ideology sparked at the radical mosque Hill attended?

As expected, the appetite of legacy media to cover Maurice Hill died down quickly despite the rampant calls for gun control. His story has too many things that go against the progressive media’s narrative.

Any connections to Islam in situations like these are automatically dismissed as Islamophobia. But it’s highly unlikely Maurice Hill’s alleged actions were completely disparate from the radical teachings of the mosque he attended.

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Conservatives, don’t let #EpsteinSuicide become our #MuellerReport

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Jeffrey Epstein probably didn’t commit suicide. The circumstances behind his death are too bizarre, from sleeping guards and malfunctioning cameras to broken neck bones and odd bed sheet strangulation techniques. But we’re never going to know the truth whether he killed himself or not. This is above all of our paygrades and therefore pondering and conspiracy theorizing about it can be a distraction at best, a backfiring ploy at worst.

It’s interesting, especially considering all of the powerful men within his circle who could be implicated. But the system won’t allow them to be implicated in a meaningful way. The entire Jeffrey Epstein episode can yield no fruit and is, in fact, a consciousness trap that can draw us away from much more important issues. As for getting justice for the victims, again, that’s also above our paygrades. If there’s any justice, it won’t come as a result of us Tweeting out conspiracy theories or ranting about the Clinton Kill List.

This has been on my mind for a couple of days, but a Twitter thread I just read brought it home.

There’s no need for conservatives to dwell on Jeffrey Epstein. If you think the investigation will yield fruit to use against Democrats, you’re almost certainly mistaken. Let’s not get caught in the same unhinged hopes the Democrats had for Mueller.

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