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Facial Recognition Is Being Used At Stores Near You

Did you know stores like Wal-Mart are already using facial recognition on customers like you? If you live near a larger city or you frequent larger chain stores like Wal-Mart, your face is probably already in a database somewhere. But what’s really frightening is not that your local Wal-Mart has your face in a data base – it’s what may happen in the future with your data. And I don’t recall being notified by the store that my face was being photographed and catalogued. Hmm….welcome to the dystopian future of 1984!

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Read more at The Hill: http://thehill.com/policy/technology/273489-business-eyes-facial-recognition-guidelines

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Billboards Are Watching You!

“Pass a billboard while driving in the next few months, and there is a good chance the company that owns it will know you were there and what you did afterward.

Clear Channel Outdoor Americas, which has tens of thousands of billboards across the United States, will announce on Monday that it has partnered with several companies, including AT&T, to track people’s travel patterns and behaviors through their mobile phones.”

Read more about the frightening future of spying that AT&T, Clear Channel, PlaceIQ and Placed have in store for you: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/29/business/media/see-that-billboard-it-may-see-you-too.html?_r=1billboard spying

 

The Internet of Things (IoT)

The Internet of Things is all around you! It’s in your car, in your phone, in the television, in your home thermostat…the possibilities are endless. And it’s terrifying to privacy supporters like us.

“Research company Gartner predicts there will be 6.8 billion connected devices in use in 2016, a 30% increase over 2015. And many experts predict by 2020 there could be 50 billion connected devices, or basically about 7 connected devices for every human being on the planet.”

Read more: http://www.fedhealth.net/enews201601.html#spotlight

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Drone Killer Camera Monitoring System Disables UAVs

Airbus has now developed a new camera monitoring system that can take down and control your drone! Apparently the new “drone Killer”, which officially has applications for airports and controlled air space locations, can do things like hijack a drone, taking control of it. It can also jam the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV’s) signal, essentially disabling it or triangulate where the remote signal (the pilot/controller) originates.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3396172/Airbus-reveals-drone-killer-camera-automatically-detect-disable-UAVs.html

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5 or 6 Strategies to Combat the Robot Takeover

In the recent Fox Business republican debate an actual topic that I’m interested in was briefly touched upon by Senator Marco Rubio.  Let me just start by saying that Rubio is an establishment guy so not a good guy.  However, on the subject of minimum wage he pointed out that if minimum wage is raised then it will be cheaper to replace humans with Robots!
Is he right?  The unfortunate answer is “Probably”.  It is something I believe is desired by the elite and from a business angle who wouldn’t want to use robots over a complaining human employee that has actual real world issues?  So now let’s see what can be done here.
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Your pursuit of privacy is no easy task and it is not cheap so many of us have to work a job until the set up is complete and we disappear into nowhere for good.  So it will be important to see the task through by making sure you are not replaced by a robot.  Self inventory here is the key.  Here’s my 5 best ideas.
1.       Make sure you are not doing a job that a robot is already doing at another company.
2.       Take a job that you are pretty sure a robot will never be invented to do.
3.       Hedge your bet and take wages that you know will always be cheaper than the price of a robot.
4.       Keep focused on your goal of getting out of the rat race.  You want out of this deal ASAP.  Save your cash, start a budget and get off the grid.
5.       Start a small business and don’t answer to anybody but the customer and the market.
6.       My final point is optional.  If you are sitting at a red light one day and see a robot in the crosswalk….FLOOR IT!!!
Also, here’s a fun online calculator for determining if a robot will take your job in the future:

http://www.businessinsider.com.au/calculator-see-jobs-robots-artificial-intelligence-will-take-2015-9

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