Category Archives: Education

If You Use a Ring Doorbell, Facebook Is Tracking You

The Electronic Frontier Foundation says Ring’s Android app is sending your data to Facebook.

Most people realize that Facebook tracks what you do online so that it can serve you targeted ads. They may not like it, but they sort of accept that the price of a free social media platform is a little bit of privacy. Most people have come to accept that even though it’s a little creepy that you see ads for the items you were just looking at on Amazon in your Facebook News Feed, it’s not that big a deal.

What most people don’t realize is just how much information Facebook collects not just about what you do on the world’s largest social media site, but what you do on other websites and in the apps on your smartphone. In fact, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a privacy advocacy group, that tracking includes what you do with the Ring doorbell app for your Android device.

Ring is owned by Amazon, which did not immediately reply to a request for comment.

According to EFF’s report, the Ring app for Android sends information via Facebook’s Graph.API, including “time zone, device model, language preferences, screen resolution, and a unique identifier (anon_id), which persists even when you reset the OS-level advertiser ID.” In addition, the fact that Ring is sending data to Facebook is not included in the app’s current privacy policy.

As the second-largest advertising platform, Facebook’s tracking code is found in many of the apps you use every day, and it is notorious for being one of the biggest culprits when it comes to collecting your personal information. That’s true even if you don’t use Facebook’s app, or even have a Facebook account.

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‘Can you post a meme?’: Facebook changes ad rules after Bloomberg exploits loophole

Policy change involves what Facebook calls ‘branded content’, sponsored items posted by ordinary users who are typically paid by companies

Facebook decided on Friday to allow a type of paid political message that had sidestepped many of the social network’s rules governing political ads, in a reversal that highlights difficulties tech companies and regulators have in keeping up with the changing nature of paid political messages.

Facebook’s policy change comes days after the Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg exploited a loophole to run humorous messages promoting his campaign on the accounts of popular Instagram personalities followed by millions of younger people.

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TO HELL AND BACK IN NEW YORK CITY

Ex-Satanist John Ramirez shocked the world when he claimed his discovery of hell in 2014.

Ramirez claims he went to hell and that the devil was trying to end his life before God stepped in and protected him.

In an exclusive interview, Ramirez tells News 12 that he was trained to be a Satanic cult (Santeria and Spiritualist) high ranking priest in New York City that cast powerful witchcraft spells and controlled entire regions.

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Australia’s devastating bushfire crisis and record breaking drought is God’s punishment for legalising gay marriage and abortion

Israel Folau,
The devout Christian delivered his latest sermon at the Church of Jesus Christ
He said same-sex marriage and abortion were going against the laws of God
Folau then continued and spoke about Australia’s bushfires in NSW and QLD
Suggested God was punishing Australia for legalizing gay marriage, abortion




‘Abortion – it’s OK now to murder and kill infants, unborn children – and they deem that to be OK.
‘Look how rapid these bushfires, these droughts, all these things they’ve come in a short period of time – you think it’s a coincidence?’
Folau told worshippers ‘God was speaking’ to Australia and said: ‘You need to repent.’

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Are America’s Homeschooling Moms at the Forefront of the Next Revolution?

Historian C, Bradley Thompson speaking with Breitbart argues that the army of  American families taking the kids out of public school are maybe the hope for the future of the nation. Thompson argues that in a post-truth society, where the nation can no longer unite over the very foundational ideas of what it is to be American; the homeschooling  moms are quietly leading a revolution.

“So the question is: What is it, what ideas can Americans rally around?” asked Thompson. “If we cannot rally around these words — we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, among which are the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness — then we can rally as a nation around no words.”

The current political climate in the nation is one of fragmentation and division.

“The Declaration talks about four self-evident truths,” explained Thompson. “If you take just the first two, which are, I think, the moral principles of the Declaration — equality and rights — again, Americans seem to be divided on these two concepts. Part of America thinks, with the Declaration of Independence, that ‘rights’ means equal freedom or equal rights, that is, the freedom, the opportunity to govern oneself and pursue one’s own values, whereas the other half of the country thinks that ‘equality’ means that  we should all be the same, that we should be made the same, that we should be made the same economically, that is, we should have equal stuff.”

Thompson goes on to explain how the Left have taken over education and academic institutions across the nation.

“The reigning intellectual and moral orthodoxy of American intellectual life, American universities would be the twin towers of moral relativism and nihilism, and the idea here, and the goal of the left over the last 50 or 60 years has been this long march through the institutions,” noted Thompson. “What they’ve tried to do — and in fact, have done quite successfully — is to take over America’s cultural institutions, particularly education, particularly K through 12 education, and colleges and universities, and that’s where the real battle is. It’s a battle of ideas.”

Thompson continued, “Unfortunately I think, too many libertarians and conservatives and classical liberals invest too much time in politics, whereas John Adams and Thomas Jefferson believed that — what really is the underpinning — the soul of a nation is how we educate our children. That’s the core issue, and so whoever controls the schools, and now also the universities, will control the culture.”

I do have hope in homeschooling,” declared Thompson. “I think homeschooling is one way in which we can recapture this culture, and I would argue, and have argued, that the leaders of the revolution are America’s homeschooling mothers. They’re the ones at the forefront of this change, and I would strongly encourage people to pull their kids out of government schools and to homeschool their children.”

Read the interview in full or listen to the podcast: Breitbart

 

Anti-police violence surges in the tough suburbs of Paris

PARIS (AP) — A resurgence of anti-police violence has emerged in the long-troubled towns around Paris, signs that lawlessness still simmers in French urban hotspots that exploded in three weeks of rioting in 2005.

Violence on Saturday night in Chanteloup-les-Vignes and recent flare-ups in other tough neighborhoods west of Paris have not matched the intensity or destructiveness of the unrest that spread to hundreds of towns in 2005. But French authorities are alarmed because the violence appears pre-planned, with ambushes deliberately set to target police.

Police union officials suspect that rival gangs from different tough neighborhoods are competing for bragging rights in their attacks and are reveling in the media coverage they’re generating, even egging each other on in social media.

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China Demolishes 3,000-Seat Megachurch during Worship Service

Communist authorities destroyed a 3,000-seat megachurch over the weekend, using a large excavator to tear apart the building as members and citizens watched helplessly, according to China Aid.

The large building – which resembled many large church buildings in the United States and was topped with a spire and cross – was located in the province of Anhui, which rests in the eastern part of the country and has about 60 million residents.

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27,000 French police stage protest over poor working conditions, increased suicides, and low morale

Close to 27,000 French police officers staged a “march of anger” on the streets of Paris this week to protest against a range of issues, including poor working conditions, low morale, surging suicide rates, and a lack of resources.

The organizers of the event, called March of the Angry, have referred to it as something that’s never been seen before as close to 150,000 individuals are believed to have taken part in the march across the country.

The march marked the first mass police strike in France nearly two decades.

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90 percent of working-age ‘asylum seekers’ from the Middle East and North Africa who crossed into Sweden since 2015 DO NOT have jobs. This is the reason for Brexit pulling out of the EU.

A study carried out by Statistics Sweden has indicated that migrant unemployment rates are sky high and that social welfare services are being disproportionately relied on by low-skilled migrants from the Middle East and North Africa, Aftonbladet reports.

The study examined statistics on how migrants who came in 2015 and after, who today have permanent residence permits, are sustaining themselves economically. What the study found was shocking.

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How to hide in plain sight- A growing fashion trend

Artists and fashion designers are coming up with novel ways to stay private in public

Emily Roderick, 23, and her cohorts in “The Dazzle Club” walked around the British capital last week with blue, red and black stripes painted across their faces in an effort to escape the watchful eye of facial-recognition cameras.

The artists took their silent stroll through the city’s King’s Cross area hoping their bold make-up would act as camouflage and confuse the cameras.

“We’re hiding in plain sight,” Roderick told the Thomson Reuters Foundation, explaining that bright colours and dark shades of make-up are known to hamper a camera’s ability to accurately recognise faces.

In Hong Kong, for example, protesters against a bill that would have allowed people to be sent to mainland China for trial have sought to avoid surveillance by wearing masks and dressing in black.

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