Chicago is Tracking Kids With GPS Monitors That Can Call and Record Them Without Consent

Good ole Crook County…

Cook County has a new contract for juvenile ankle monitors that critics say are an invasion of privacy.

On March 29, court officials in Chicago strapped an ankle monitor onto Shawn, a 15-year-old awaiting trial on charges of armed robbery. They explained that the device would need to be charged for two hours a day and that it would track his movements using GPS technology. He was told he would have to be given permission to leave his house, even to go to school. But he found out that through his monitor, officers wouldn’t just be able to track his location, as most electronic monitors do. They would also be able to speak—and listen—to him. Continue reading

Mobdro Android Streaming App Pushes Wi-Fi Password Stealing Malware

Ruh roh…. I didn’t use it much anyway but bye bye Mobdro…. better safe than sorry….

Mobdro is an Android streaming app that many uses as an alternative to the Kodi app but comes with much less credibility. In spite that fact, and due to its pirate-friendly nature and widespread support for devices like Amazon Fire TV Stick, Google Chromecast, and many Android OS versions, Mobdro has grown in popularity, enjoying a significant userbase nowadays. However, a report from “Digital Citizens” puts fuel in the fire of distrust, as Mobdro was found by researchers to be amongst shady applications that push Wi-Fi network credentials, malware stealers. Continue reading

Jay-Z Invests in Company That Tracks Parolees With GPS Software

Is that y’alls man???

Rapper and entrepreneur Jay-Z has reportedly made a $3 million investment in Promise, a startup company that helps state and local governments track parolees with GPS technology – and a lot of people, even some of his fans, are not happy about it. Continue reading

The Lightbulb Conspiracy – Planned Obsolescence

Things break by design these days….

Did you know that the lifetime of light bulbs have been reduced on purpose to just 1000 hours?
Or that your printer may ‘break’ after a predefined number of printed pages determined by an electronic counter?
Or that Apple batteries lasted only 18 months which meant that you had to throw away your iPods and buy another?
What about Dupont stockings that were strong enough to tow a car, before they went back to design a stocking that would wear out more quickly!

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The Best Free Online Proxy Servers You Can Use Safely

I didn’t know about some of these…

Proxy sites and proxy servers allow internet users to bypass internet restrictions and access content that would otherwise be blocked.

Lots of free proxy providers exist, but which are the best? Are there any risks of using a free online proxy? And what alternatives are available? Continue reading

Mark Zuckerberg leveraged Facebook user data to fight rivals and help friends, leaked documents show

I’ve always thought dude was shady ever since he kinda stole the idea for Facebook back at Harvard, so this is not surprising…

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg oversaw plans to consolidate the social network’s power and control competitors by treating its users’ data as a bargaining chip, while publicly proclaiming to be protecting that data, according to about 4,000 pages of leaked company documents largely spanning 2011 to 2015 and obtained by NBC News. Continue reading

Want to communicate over Facebook without installing Messenger? Here’s a few options…

Well some of you know that I have a strained relationship with FB to put it mildly….. but friends, family and potential clients/customers are there so I must acquiesce to a point. BUT I do it without using the official FB apps because to be frank, they are shitty. They use way too many resources on mobile devices and as I have detailed in more than a few posts, them shits is all in your business in places they have no business looking.

So here’s a few options to make life dealing with FB a little easier… sorry IOS folks but this is for the Android users because your options are very limited…

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Office Depot pays $25 million over fake virus scans – Android Authority

Guess they’ll pay their way outta this fraud and life goes on… smmfh

Yesterday, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that Office Depot agreed to pay a $25 million settlement over what the agency alleged were bogus virus scans.

According to the announcement, Office Depot used diagnostics software called PC Health Check. Created and licensed by Support.com, the software would supposedly run a virus scan on a customer’s computer and conclude whether or not the computer was infected with malware. Continue reading

REDPAWZ R020 BLAST Drone Review

Is it time to replace my Tello? Prolly not but for $50 it is a pretty good deal and it comes with a controller….

Love the Tello? Then you will also love this drone. The REDPAWZ RO20 Blast is designed to look and fly similar to the Tello at half the price. A controller is included. Features are: 720p movable camera, Removable Battery, 10 Min Flight Time, Altitude Hold, Flips, One Key Return, Landing, Controller, 80 Meter Range, Headless Mode, stable flight. Powerful brushed motors, solid construction, light weight.

You can order the REDPAWZ RO20 BLAST here:
http://bit.ly/2OORzq5

via REDPAWZ R020 BLAST Drone. Is .it as good as the RYZE Tello? – YouTube