Hertz puts cameras in its rental cars, says it has no plans to use them

This week I got an angry email from a friend who had just rent­ed a car from Hertz: “Did you know Hertz is putting cam­eras in rental cars!? This is bullsh*t. I won­der if it says they can tape me in my Hertz con­tract.” He sent along this pho­to of a cam­era peep­ing at him […]

Stop The Fast Track To A Future Of Global Corporate Rule. The Dangers Underlying the TPP and TTIP “Trade Agreements”

Sev­er­al major inter­na­tion­al agree­ments are under nego­ti­a­tion which would great­ly empow­er multi­na­tion­al cor­po­ra­tions and the World Eco­nom­ic Forum is pro­mot­ing a new mod­el of glob­al gov­er­nance that cre­ates a hybrid gov­­ern­­ment-cor­po­rate struc­ture. Humankind is pro­ceed­ing on a path to glob­al cor­po­rate rule where transna­tion­al cor­po­ra­tions would not just influ­ence pub­lic pol­i­cy, they would write the […]

The White House Has Gone Full Doublespeak on Fast Track and the TPP

Sen. Ron Wyden and Sen. Orrin Hatch are now in a stand-off over a bill that would put secre­tive trade deals like the Trans-Pacif­ic Part­ner­ship (TPP) agree­ment on the Fast Track to pas­sage through Con­gress. The White House mean­while, has inten­si­fied their pro­pa­gan­da cam­paign, going so far as to mis­lead the pub­lic about how trade […]

SECRET NEW INTERNET RULES LOOM FOR AMERICANS

Feds look to adopt 322 pages of fresh tax­es, reg­u­la­tions; FCC Chair Refus­es to Tes­ti­fy before Con­gress Anoth­er wild pow­er-grab. Pow­er with­out account­abil­i­ty.  The net is the very last fron­tier for free speech. — Despite google algo­rithms that con­sis­tent­ly ren­der — day in day out, year in year out — always ren­der left-wing sites on  […]

ALERT: HR 5, the Student Success Act of 2015

The fol­low­ing infor­ma­tion is crit­i­cal­ly impor­tant. It should go viral imme­di­ate­ly. Send it to every par­ent and grand­par­ent, school board mem­ber, state leg­is­la­tor, vot­er, friend.… Post it on Face­book, web­sites, blogs, etc. Time is very short! This bill is on the FAST TRACK! The vote on H.R. 5 may take place as ear­ly as Tues­day […]

Spies Can Track You Just by Watching Your Phone’s Power Use

Smart­phone users might balk at let­ting a ran­dom app like Can­dy Crush or Shaz­am track their every move via GPS. But researchers have found that Android phones reveal infor­ma­tion about your loca­tion to every app on your device through a dif­fer­ent, unlike­ly data leak: the phone’s pow­er con­sump­tion.

All the Creepy Ways Big Brother Is Watching You

You had to live—did live, from habit that became instinct—in the assump­tion that every sound you made was over­heard, and, except in dark­ness, every move­ment scrutinized.”—George Orwell, 1984 None of us are per­fect. All of us bend the rules occa­sion­al­ly. Even before the age of over­crim­i­nal­iza­tion, when the most upstand­ing cit­i­zen could be count­ed on […]

Smart Meters: What Consumers Can Do To Get Them Removed

…[B]y enabling two-way, real-time com­mu­ni­ca­tions, smart meters can give cus­tomers the infor­ma­tion they need to con­trol their own ener­gy use and reduce their elec­tric­i­ty cost,” so said Jim Marston, a ‘smart meter’ sup­port­er with the Envi­ron­men­tal Defense Fund. [1] [CJF empha­sis added] That, obvi­ous­ly, is only one part of the seri­ous issues regard­ing elec­tro­mag­net­ic ener­gy […]