Facebook! I don’t have a fan page, I don’t have a list of “Likes”, I don’t “Like” anything, I don’t play games, I don’t join Groups, and I don’t share any of my private information. In fact, I don’t have a Facebook page. As far as the internet goes, I don’t use my “real” name, and never have. I created a pseudonym many years ago, long before the internet was made available to the public, and that choice has worked well for me. I’m anonymous!
Do you use Facebook? If you do, then you immediately notice the myriad of ongoing, and persistent nags “requesting” your personal information, such as your phone number, address, geotags, and a myriad of other intrusions into your privacy. Hopefully, you bypass all of these annoyances including those face recognition nags whenever you upload a photo. Face recognition technology is all about “fingerprinting” you, and those that you associate with. Today you can be recognized out of a crowd of thousands with this technology, and Facebook has access to the largest crowd of faces on the face of the earth, and on a daily basis.
Understand that none of this barrage of requests are being performed for your benefit or “security” as Facebook, Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Apple, and other, corporate entities would like you to believe. In fact, all of these companies are engaging in illegal information sharing with governmental agencies such as the NSA, and private entities that collect, and store your personal information for profit, and for spying purposes. Don’t believe that any of this is for your personal protection, or to fight “terrorism.”
Secretly collecting, storing, and disseminating personal information under false pretenses is more dangerous than the “dangers” collecting this information is supposed to be protecting us from. The harsh reality is that Facebook has become one of the world’s largest moneymakers, and got there by accessing, storing, and manipulating private information, and selling it to any takers willing to pay a tenth of a penny for it. It’s simple, you’ve done all the work compiling your personal data, like the ill-informed human cattle that you are, and the governments, and commercial entities that support them benefit from it. You receive nothing for your efforts, as they reap handsome profits. Your consolation prize is, a giant magnifying glass examining every orifice of every member of your family, and the unsuspecting people you communicate with.
Have you ever asked yourself why Facebook has so much value?
What is a constitution? Everyone is familiar with the term, but most people don’t really understand what it means. A constitution is merely a set of rules that govern those who are empowered with government responsibilities they are entrusted with through appointment, legislation, or voting powers. A constitution is a set of rules that those who are entrusted with that power must follow. If they don’t they’ve breached their fiduciary duty, and are in direction violation of the laws that were intended as checks, and balances to protect your rights against those who could quite easily repress those rights.
A constitution is to ensure that people are not subjected to totalitarianism. Of course, we’ve been programmed to believe that a totalitarian state is a dictator, communism, fascism and even… gasp socialism. Yet, today capitalism has destroyed democratic forms of government. As it is clear that rules that govern don’t apply to any entity that has deep enough pockets to change the rules of the game. Namely, the corporations that infiltrate, and corrupt government.
Many people don’t understand that the U.S. Constitution is an ever-changing body of laws that are constantly being subjected to interpretations that benefit only a few.
Below is a list of what the government must do to gain legal access to your personal communications. The U.S. Constitution isn’t dead, as the corrupt politicians in Washington would like to have you believe.
Lawyers that represent Washington, (lobbyists) and multinationals often intentionally distort constitutional interpretations for the sole benefit of the corporations they represent. In reality, these sold out representatives knowingly engage in the destruction of the rule of law. The main problem is that the corporations that prop up the criminal politicians through donation funding, campaign support, and under the table deals have also infiltrated the executive, legislative, and judicial branches, thereby assuring constitutional interpretation falls in their favor. The system is broken. It’s corrupt. It’s beyond repair.
Do you really believe you have a say in anything?
The following link shows what the U.S. government is doing with your private information. https://ssd.eff.org/your-computer/govt.
The much maligned, criminal bankers, who stole all of your tax dollars, for the umpteenth time, and caused a global economic collapse, and who were never prosecuted for those crimes, is a good example of government infiltration, and corruption at the highest level. Those that work in the financial sector of big government are some of the worst offenders of illegality, and corruption. That’s what deregulation is all about. Deregulation really means, “I can do whatever I want, and there is no law to prevent me from doing so, even when it causes any level of harm to another.”
Golden Sack recently attempted to purchase some of Facebook’s value so they could then turn around, and sell it to their clients, for huge profits. These kinds of dealings are illegal! A securities firm is in the business of trading assets of companies that are registered through trade rules. They cannot sell their own products. The criminals at Golden Sack, knowing the rules of the SEC regarding trade activities had to cease from continuing in this illegal conduct. Any arrests? Of course not. Remember, they’re too big to fail!
The link below exposed Golden Sacks Facebook private placement scam. http://guardian.co.uk/business/2011/jan/17/goldman-sachs-facebook-private-placement.
Facebook will tell you that surrendering all of your personal information helps to secure your account, but the reality is, nothing can be further from the truth. Facebook is spying on you, and selling off your assets, and the company is doing this illegally. Facebook is turning over your private information to governments without a warrant, and to private entities that contract with those governments. In the U.S., the 4th Amendment requires the government to obtain a warrant in order to gain access to your personal information. However, Facebook operators don’t seem to understand this basic constitutional premise.
Ironically, Facebook cancels accounts, and restricts End User from “friending” or even contacting people they may or may not know. Accounts are suspended, or cancelled when End User attempts to “friend” say… John Public. However, End User isn’t sure it that is the particular John Q, Public they were in Cub Scouts with. So, End User sends a friend request to three different John Q. Publics. One John Q. Public doesn’t know End User, and instead of just ignoring the request, he contacts Facebook, ratting on the innocent End User, who is then warned to stop contacting people End User doesn’t know. End User is then suspended from contacting anyone for any purpose! Of course Facebook isn’t transparent in these dealings, so like the inquisition, End Uses doesn’t’ even know what they did wrong to receive account suspension, cancellation, etc.
Have you ever sent a communication to Facebook, and received a response? I think it’s strange that Facebook engages in a scheme to sell off, or give away account information to governments, or private industry, but the end user has no say in it. The end user isn’t even notified as to who is receiving their personal information. Laws should be enacted to expose what third parties are receiving your personal information, and for what purposes. An account holder of any kind should receive notification, and also share in the revenue received from that information. After all, it’s your information that has garnered huge profits for these Internet entities.
And you’re letting them!
The U.S. Constitution guarantees certain privacy rights against unlawful searches and seizures
In order for government to obtain personal information they must have probable cause that you are currently engaged in some form of criminal activity. For a government official to receive a warrant they must prove to a judge that they have received information from credible sources that the target is engaged in a crime. Without this proof, no judge would ever issue a warrant to search, and seize anyone, or their property. You respond by saying, “I have nothing to hide.” The issue isn’t whether you have something to hide. The issue is that your rights are being ignored, and therefore eroded by a myriad of illegal governmental actions. Further, under the exclusionary rule known as, The Fruits of the Poisonous Tree, if the government illegally obtains information without a warrant, all of that information, and any information that spun off of that illegal search, and/or seizure must be withheld from a legal proceeding. What this means is the jury that has been pooled, and coerced to miss work, and lose their earnings, under the phony legal premise of “duty” may not hear that particular evidence. Read about the exclusionary rule here.
Recent illegal government action includes gaining access to phone records, email records, even everything you post on Facebook, and everything else you do online. Remember, police are not your friends. If a police officer is engaged in a conversation with you, it is to obtain information to convict. Period! Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Apple and the rest of the organizations that are using technology to erode your rights are also not your friends. The government not only looks at what you are doing online, but they store all of that information permanently, and for one purpose. That purpose is so that they can use that information against you in a criminal proceeding at any time in the future if they so desire.
Why is it so important to delete your personal information? Because scores of people are being arrested, and convicted for a myriad of “crimes” that they haven’t committed by overzealous prosecutors that are not interested in justice, but merely desire in a high conviction rate, which converts to a higher salary when they leave public office, and move to a private firm.
See the following video titled, How To Fight An Epidemic Of Bad Laws. The link below reveals that a large amount of your personal information, and communications is being illegally stored in huge online databases. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7955205.stm.
What are the U.S. executive, legislative, and judiciary branches doing regarding the warrant requirement for GPS devices, such as your cellphone, and car navigation systems? Well, recently warrantless cell phone, and navigation tracking has become admissible evidence. See: http://nbcnews.com/technology/technolog/warrantless-cellphone-tracking-legal-federal-court-rules-944452. See: http://alternet.org/story/155604/warrantless_cell_phone_tapping_how_police_may_be_secretly_tracking_you. See: http://marketplace.org/topics/tech/warrantless-cell-phone-tracking-everywhere.
The following link shows a list of words that you should avoid using online if you don’t want your government putting you on a “terrorist” watch list. http://dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2150281/REVEALED-Hundreds-words-avoid-using-online-dont-want-government-spying-you.html.
Turn off tracking in your cell phone, and on the navigational devices in your cars. Don’t supply any of your personal information to Facebook, Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Apple, etc. If you have already done so, remove all of it. Turn off all devices that track you, such as GPS technology.
Facebook not only violates your rights, but also sells your information for massive profits to any and all third parties that come knocking. And for any reason! New “anti-terror” legislation has companies like Facebook, Google, Micro Soft, Apple, handing over your private information to the government, and private entities that work with governments, as well as advertisement firms so they can access all of your personal information, including your files, posts, photos, and even the intimate thoughts, and communications that you share with your family and friends via messaging.
Facebook users must do the following to ensure their information remains private:
1. Remove any unnecessary information you share. Especially, all of your personal information!
2. Remove “Likes” this is nothing more than a ploy to gain access to your personal tastes and exploit you for commercial purposes. This information is being sold off to companies that compile personal data for advertising purposes, and target you for sales of goods.
3. Remove any information about your children. Especially there names, photos, and any other information you post because it’s being used to target them for a myriad of schemes, and that information is being stored in illegal government database centers that operate outside of the law.
4. Remove your school information, job information, work history, the current city you reside in, hometown information, relationships, languages spoken, religious views, political views, contact information, including and especially your email addresses, phone numbers, and chat accounts.
5. Go into your Facebook Privacy Setting, and remove any information that you don’t want to share.
6. Go into your Activity Log, and edit each of the lists on the left hand side, such as your Searches, History, Posts, Comments, Likes, Photos, and remove your entire history, except what you deem utterly important, or simply benign.
7. Always empty your email accounts. Delete sent, and received emails regularly, and delete your chat history in programs like Skype, and Microsoft Messenger. Remember, these companies now have access to every word you type, and every communication you utter.
8. If you want to stay off of “terrorist” watch lists, then remove any posts that you’ve made that contain any of the following words as shown in the article provided below: http://dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2150281/REVEALED-Hundreds-words-avoid-using-online-dont-want-government-spying-you.html.
There are some online sites that claim to remove your information from online databases. Some of them are scams. Many are easy to detect, like ones that have Facebook pages. If a company claims they can help remove stored online information about you, and they have a Facebook page, then they are in reality sharing your information. And they know it. If they don’t, then they aren’t the kind of organization that you want to trust when it comes to their claim that they can get your private information removed from online databases.
Finally, below are links to help you understand the removal process, and help to get your personal information out of online databases. http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/tech/columnist/kimkomando/2006-10-05-database-info_x.htm. http://squidoo.com/personalInformation.
The following is a list of quotes regarding laws, and governments that attempt to restrict your freedom, and right to privacy.
• “The best way to get a bad law repealed is to strictly enforce it.” Abraham Lincoln
• “Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.” Benjamin Franklin
• “Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.” Plato
• “Writing laws is easy, but governing is difficult.” Leo Tolstoy
• “In truth, laws are always useful to those with possessions and harmful to those who have nothing; from which it follows that the social state is advantageous to men only when all possess something, and none has too much.” Jean-Jacques Rousseau
• “The more laws, and order are made prominent, the more thieves, and robbers there will be.” Lao Tzu
• “Then a lawyer said, But what of our laws, master? And he answered: ‘You delight in laying down laws. Yet you delight more in breaking them.” Kahlil Gibran
• “Unjust laws exist: shall we be content to obey them, or shall we endeavor to amend them, and obey them until we have succeeded, or shall we transgress them at once?” Henry David Thoreau
• “Every actual state is corrupt. Good men must not obey laws too well.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
• “Laws are always useful to those who possess, and vexatious to those who have nothing.” Jean-Jacques Rousseau
• “Laws are unjust when they serve to put the majority of the people at the mercy of an aggressive, hostile minority.” Northern Adams
• “Must the citizen resign his conscience to the legislator? Why has every man a conscience then?” Henry David Thoreau
Update: This article was published three years before Edward Snowden revealed the extent of NSA spying into private citizens lives.