The company has now officially started a test that will remove public visibility of Like, reaction and video view counts from people’s posts and ads across Facebook.
[I]t does present a problem for social media influencers, many of whom have built business models based entirely around Likes and the clout that comes with them.
CONTINUE READING at Engadget.com — Facebook will test hiding ‘Likes’ on its own site
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.
From sunglasses to face masks, numerous wearable devices promising a veil of anonymity are making their way into the mainstream, said Henry Navarro Delgado, an art and fashion professor at Canada’s Ryerson University.
“If someone steals your credit card, you can cancel it and get a new one … (but) most of us are not going to do plastic surgery to rearrange our identity,”
CONTINUE READING at LAMESTREAM MEDIA — Face masks to decoy t-shirts: The rise of anti-surveillance …
The Boughers said they are not “anti-vaxxers” or against any procedure they believe to be medically necessary, but they didn’t think the shot was in that category. They had agreed to sign a waiver confirming their wishes that the new baby — their fifth child — not receive vitamin K, based on their beliefs that God’s creation isn’t automatically deficient or flawed at birth.
But instead of offering them a form, the Boughers allege, the nurse announced she was reporting the couple to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and left the room with the newborn. It would be about 12 hours before they got the child back, the couple said.
“I honestly could not understand what was going on,” Angela Bougher said through tears in a recent interview. “I was in total shock. I’ve never not had my baby right away.”
The episode was the result of a controversial DCFS policy that classified parents’ refusal of their newborn’s vitamin K shot as medical neglect…
CONTINUE READING at PersonalLiberty.com — Doctors took a newborn baby from her parents after they refused a vitamin K shot for her. Now they’re suing – Personal Liberty®
Traditional trade schools took too long…especially when paychecks weren’t coming in.
10 hours a day, 5 hours a day for 6 weeks… We removed all the distractions… paid their hotel, transportation, meals, weekly stipend.
A placement department the same size as our admissions department… Start selling them to employers the day they enrolled.
CONTINUE VIEWING at InfoWars.com via DAVID KNIGHT (Full Show) Wednesday – 9/25/19 – YouTube
When taxpayers use online systems, the IRS really wants to make sure the people accessing information are who they say they are.
“BioCatch collects behavioral metrics—i.e., left/right handedness, pressure—while a user is interacting with eAuth without impacting user experience and establishes a profile for the user,” IRS contracting officers wrote in the statement of work. “Once this profile is established, this data is used to detect fraud on subsequent login attempts and to prevent account takeover during the user’s session.”
… BioCatch was selected for its behavioral biometrics and fraud reduction capabilities to be tested with eAuth.”
CONTINUE READING at NextGov.com — IRS Testing Behavioral Analytics to Verify Online Users – Nextgov
(Bloomberg) — Facebook Inc. agreed to acquire CTRL-Labs, a technology startup that is building software to let people control a digital avatar using only their thoughts. The world’s largest social network is paying between $500 million and $1 billion, according to people familiar with the deal.
The closely held four-year-old startup, which has dozens of employees and has raised tens of millions in venture capital, uses a bracelet to measure neuron activity in a subject’s arm to determine movement that person is thinking about, even if they aren’t physically moving. That neuron activity is then translated into movement on a digital screen. Facebook declined to comment on the price of the acquisition.
CONTINUE READING at LAMESTREAM MEDIA — Facebook to Buy Startup for Controlling Computers With Your Mind
More problematically, Perry has been captured on surveillance footage boarding empty Greyhound buses and pulling bags out of the checked luggage bin. One clip captures him pressing on a bag so aggressively that he appears to be tackling it. But he stops short of opening the bag, which would be blatantly unconstitutional. Several people that Perry has seized cash from insist that they are not drug couriers and, in fact, were never criminally charged as such, though that didn’t help them get their money back.
Perry is not the only cop riding the rails. His tactics offer a case study in how law enforcement targets mass transit in the war on drugs, generating thousands of busts and a steady stream of revenue from seized assets.
CONTINUE READING at TheIntercept.com — DEA Agents Ambush and Search Amtrak Passengers
After a total of 130 sites cleaned, 1,821 hours worked, and 2,056 bags of trash—all within five months— hearts and minds have been changed.
Each clean-up crew is paid in cash and is given a meal for their work.
CONTINUE READING at ActivistPost.com — Instead of Arresting the Homeless Population, City Paying Them to Pickup Trash