7 Massive Misconceptions Many Never Question | Wake Up World

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Misconceptions take root in our minds very easily. It takes a determined spirit to weed out all the brainwashing and programming we have taken on.

Many people never question certain ideas or conceptions they have. But people need to be careful of confusing what is true with what they want to be true. Just because we all want to live in a just world doesn’t mean we actually do live in a just world. Great problems arise when we take our misconceptions and assert them as fact.

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How to Make Sure No One Is Tracking You With an AirTag

Apple’s AirTags and Samsung’s SmartTags this year joined an already crowded Bluetooth tracker market. These little devices attach to key rings, backpacks, and luggage or can be tucked inside a bag or attached to any other possession you’re afraid to lose, sending you alerts when it leaves your side and even enabling you to track down its last known location on a map.

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I found an Amazon folder with thousands of audio recordings from my home gadgets

Tiktok user @my.data.not.yours requested her personal data from Amazon and was shocked by the data they had recorded form her Echo Dots.
Tiktok user @my.data.not.yours requested her personal data from Amazon and was shocked by the data it had recorded from her Echo Dots.

A woman was shocked to discover just how much data Amazon has collected about her.

She posted a viral TikTok video explaining how she requested to see the data but wasn’t expecting to receive so much.

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How Your Ad Blocker Can Track You Across the Web

Big business just don’t GAF about privacy or user rights….. hell did they ever?

 

Ah, ad blockers. Even if you aren’t among the growing number of people downloading one of these extensions, chances are you’ve heard people sing their praises for all sorts of reasons. They make the web a less cluttered, less laggy, less invasive place to be. So naturally, the money-hungry tech upstarts have found a way to ruin these tools for their own gain.

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Amazon Now Requires Police to Make Requests for Ring Footage Public

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Smart home feeds are a fantastic way to catch criminals in the act, but if mishandled, it gives agencies the power to spy on residents without their permission or knowledge. So now, Amazon has declared that if the police want to use Nest footage to solve a crime, they must do so in a public and easily accessible way.

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Google Allegedly Pressured Smartphone Manufacturers to Hide Privacy Settings

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None of these tech corporations are to be trusted….

Newly unredacted court documents from a lawsuit against Google reveal that the company reportedly made accessing location settings difficult. This, and other measures made location privacy almost impossible.

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How to Stop T-Mobile from Selling Your Web Browsing Data to Advertisers

 

The T-Mobile headquarters in Bellevue, Washington.
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T-Mobile will begin sharing your web browsing and mobile app data with advertisers starting April 26, 2021. T-Mobile is automatically enabling this for nearly everyone, but you can opt-out to prevent T-Mobile from selling this data to marketers.

This also applies to other T-Mobile-owned carriers, including Sprint and Metro by T-Mobile.

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How to Find Hidden Cameras Using Your Mobile Phone

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Have reason to be suspicious of a partner or employer? Feel that someone is watching you, perhaps with a hidden camera?

You could discover the truth if only you had some way of detecting the presence of a hidden camera. Fortunately, apps are available to help you find hidden surveillance cameras using just your smartphone.

Ready to find those secret cameras?

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How to Use Bangs in DuckDuckGo (to Search Other Websites)

 

The DuckDuckGo search home page on a laptop screen.
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DuckDuckGo is a search engine that respects your privacy by not selling your search history or tracking you across the web. It also has a few nifty features, including bangs, which let you search other websites right from DuckDuckGo. Here’s how.

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