Just this morning I fell foul of the #Stasi style interrogation I was subjected to by some underpaid #Telstra employee in some unidentified overseas location, simply because I wished to report that I could not make outgoing calls from my Telstra #mobile service.
The various Telstra employees I spoke to this morning in an attempt to rectify the situation all came to nothing when I told them that I was not prepared to give them any information other than my service number. No full name, No date of birth, nothing. Anyone with that knowledge could impersonate me anyway so why Telstra? Why?
When I asked the otherwise friendly person on the line what her full name and date of birth was I was advised that Telstra protocol forbids them from giving out that information. So we are square Telstra.
But, all the same, Telstra FAILS to take reasonable steps to correct the problem with my service. In spite of wasting much of my time trying to get the issue resolved.
What should I do? The article below illustrates that I am not the only one who feels that Telstra is overstepping the privacy mark by a country mile and also gives some interesting background on the Telstra corporation everyone should be aware of. I weep for those poor country folk who cannot go to a competing service provider. Telstra has a MONOPOLY in country areas.
I feel I have no option but to lodge a complaint with the telecommunication OMBUDSMAN about Telstra’s unconscionable protocols and behaviour.
Will Telstra be the Next Facebook Privacy Scandal?
Please share this post far and wide. Together we can force these autocratic corporate behemoths to start behaving.
Simply putting the last paragraph first:
“The possibility that magnesium deficiency is the cause of most major depression and related mental health problems including IQ loss and addiction is enormously important to public health and is recommended for immediate further study. Fortifying refined grain and drinking water with biologically available magnesium to pre-twentieth century levels is recommended.”
Rapid recovery from major depression using magnesium treatment
It seems that every day we learn more about the natural options we have to help cure otherwise seemingly incurable diseases and conditions.
It seems that every day too, we learn more about how the global #BigPharma#health_monopoly has been and is actively hiding and discrediting those same natural options to protect the massive profits to be made from their, often officially mandated and enforced, treatment modalities.
Is BigPharma’s reign under serious threat? BigPharma seems to think so when you consider the massive amounts of money it spends on the lobbying of governments and regulatory bodies, on scientific research in support of their product, on medical university education to ensure that endorsed health practitioners keep pushing the BigPharma narrative and finally also on advertising direct to practitioners and to the unwitting consumer of their products.
Consumers in countries like the USA are bombarded by saturation advertising for BigPharma products and they would have great difficultly to keep an open and discerning mind about their health options and especially the emotionally charged health options for their loved ones. Emotions that are, of course, cleverly exploited by BigPharma.
The time for change is now. The time for everyone to reassess the whole health paradigm is urgent. Too many people, children and the elderly, are succumbing every day to the (profitable) treatments promoted and often legally enforced by BigPharma.
An in-depth critique of Mark Zuckerberg’s hearing before the US Congress by one of the privacy industry expert insiders Cliqz.com dots the I s and crosses the T s and presents some eye opening statistics.
That Facebook (and Google and Youtube, etc.) are probably evil would meet with general agreement after reading this post.
To take your privacy back from these evil players on the Internet you would be well advised to install browser software (and extensions) that is especially designed to do just that: protect your privacy.
While there are a number of options available out there, I have been test-driving the Cliqz browser with the Ghostery extension for some time both on the desktop and on the mobile. While I have not examined the data-stream between the browser and the Internet, the Cliqz browser has restored my confidence that my Internet activities are private as they should be.
Both Cliqz and Ghostery are available as extensions for other web browsers like Firefox and Google Chrome so you can stay on familiar territory but now in the knowledge that your data is safe.
— Barefoot Warrior, editor
The #Facebook CEO claims to know nothing about shadow profiles. We at #Cliqz consider this statement to be not very credible and ask him to respect everyone’s privacy in an open letter.
At a hearing before the #US_Congress Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg claimed that he did not know anything about shadow profiles. Cliqz now confronts him with this obvious lie in an open letter that has appeared in leading German and European media today:
DEAR MARK ZUCKERBERG,
Some lawmakers embarrassed themselves when they questioned you in front of the US Congress. It was a bit like watching one‘s grandparents trying to be cool on social media. At times the ladies and gentlemen there seemed a little out of their depth, there were a few awkward moments – in fact the entire event could have been quite amusing, and you and your shareholders had every reason to feel relieved.
However, upon a closer look, none of it was funny. What you told the world was a lie. You evaded the question about the fact that Facebook has us all under #surveillance, regardless of whether we are actually signed up to Facebook or not by claiming some obscure “security purposes”. That is one conscious aspect of your business model which is not funny at all.
Let us look forward to a better future. You have told the media that this is what you intend to do. You have been given a chance to do things better. Keep your word! Prove that you really intend to implement the changes to your company you have promised to the public. Show your users some respect – and respect everyone’s privacy.
AND IF YOU DON’T KNOW HOW PRIVACY WORKS, ASK US. WE’RE REALLY GOOD AT IT.
Dr.-Ing. Marc Al-Hames
CEO Cliqz GmbH
CEO Cliqz GmbH
Zuckerberg’s statements are not very trustworthy
With the #Cambridge_Analytica scandal, Facebook came into the public eye as one of the actors of the otherwise covert #surveillance_economy. At first glance, users of the major Internet platforms only see a social network, a search engine, a map service, a video portal. In the background, however, data is collected and turned into money. It was long overdue that the data collection practice of Facebook – representing all major advertising-funded Internet giants – was put to the test.
Asked about #shadow_profiles by Congressman Ben Lujan, Zuckerberg said: “I’m not familiar with that.” Shadow profiles are the data that Facebook collects and stores even about those Internet users who never signed up to Facebook or who deliberately left the network. The founder of the Social Network allegedly knows nothing about this practice? Pretty unlikely!
Zuckerberg actually knows very well that Facebook’s tracking scripts are integrated into thousands of websites. They even allow Facebook to see what we are all doing outside its platform. This data is an essential part of their business model. The information reveals a lot about what we want to buy or where we will travel to – ideal for targeting for marketing purposes.
Facebook tracks nearly 30% of global website traffic, as a study by Cliqz and #Ghostery shows. The evaluation of “only” one third of all the websites we visit is enough to know more about us than our closest relatives do: whether we have debts, suffer from a serious illness, cheat on our partner, look for a new job, and what political attitudes and sexual preferences we have – our Internet history reveals it all.
This is how privacy works!
Cliqz respects and protects your privacy. The anti-tracking technology built into our Cliqz and Ghostery browser products reliably prevents you from being tracked across the web. Tracking scripts are either blocked from the outset or the personal data they request is replaced by a generic placeholder. With this combination of blocklist-based anti-tracking and the #AI-powered removal of user identifiers, Cliqz is the innovation leader.
In addition, Cliqz only stores strictly anonymous, merely statistical data on its servers without any reference to individual users. This anonymous statistical data is the foundation of our independent web index, used by our quick search engine that is built into the Cliqz Browser, among others. Nevertheless, Cliqz is able to individualize services. But all data related to individual users always remain on the user’s device, in their possession and under their control. This client-side data aggregation is the privacy-friendly counter model to storing profiles on servers in data centers.
Cliqz’s business model MyOffrz also follows the principle “the browser knows everything, we know nothing”: Cliqz users see attractive offers based on the websites they visit and the search queries they enter. The matching of interests and offers takes place locally in the browser on the user’s device; no data related to individual users is sent to the Cliqz servers. This innovative technology, called Browser-based Performance Marketing, is a proof of concept for a consistently privacy-friendly business model of the future. It proves that no profiles need to be stored on servers to build an ad-based business model.
DISGUSTING: Study finds that animal vaccines have no safeguards against contamination and contribute to serious pet diseases like cancer
Barefoot Warrior comments:
As a long time student of #vaccines (since 1971) and the alleged safety and efficacy of the practice of administering more and more vaccines, sometimes mandated by law, into our babies, I consider myself to be pretty well versed in the so called vaccination ‘science’.
That vaccines are very bad news for our babies would be crystal clear to anyone who would take the time to research the matter. I have also long held that because of much lower testing and manufacturing standards applied to vaccines for animals, that the possible dangers of animal vaccines are multiplied many times.
When we consider that our animals can’t complain or report adverse effects and combine that with the enormous profit motive behind the industry from #Veterinarians to #BigPharma vaccine manufacturers, the only conclusion that can be reached is that a pet owner would be well advised NOT to vaccinate their pets.
Just like I have NEVER vaccinated my three sons, I have also NEVER vaccinated my pets. I am happy to report that both kids and pets are much healthier (and continue to be) than general disease statistics would hold for possible.
So when this article appeared on the Internet I knew I had to share it with my audience. Please read the article fully and allow the ramifications to sink in and use the newly gained insight as an incentive to inform yourselves.
Altnews editor comments:
Critique of a proposal to legalise cannabis:
Wow, what a ‘#progressive’ proposal made by the Australian Greens. At first sight that is, because when you look at the detail of the proposal and think about it clearly, then you realise that, as always, the #devil is in that detail and the Greens’ proposal is full of those devils. So many devils in fact that I don’t think many could support it in its current form at all.
Establish a new government controlled regulatory agency that is also the sole wholesale distributor of cannabis. What? A regulator that is also in the business of selling the stuff? Have they never looked at the US Center for Disease Control (#CDC) and realised how hopelessly #corrupt that CDC is, while they depend for a very large proportion of their operating revenue from the sale of dubious but nevertheless mandated #vaccines they also regulate?
Where most senior staff come straight from the industry they are supposed to regulate? That the CDC is also the target of the most intense lobbying effort in US history just caps the list of seriously corrupting influences. Is that what the Greens truly propose for Australia?
The few surviving whistle blowers have given us plenty of verifiable evidence that that CDC is indeed a corruption riddled and increasingly autocratic organisation that is really only interested in increasing its sphere of power and influence and does not give a hoot or a damn about the well being of the citizens they are charged to protect against the deadly onslaught of that, among others, super corrupt industry #BigPharma, the (strictly) petrochemical ‘saviour’ of mankind.
In fact, the CDC and the Federal Drug Administration (#FDA) have been shown to be the two most powerful agencies (who are) always campaigning strongly against any health modality or any cure that would potentially cut into BigPharma’s obscene profits. Some would even suggest that reputation- and character- assassination and even murder is not foreign to their Modus Operandi.
Is that really what the Greens propose to emulate for Australian society?
Considering that the leader of the Australian Greens is a BigPharma trained, uninformed and brainwashed one eyed vaccine propagandist and erstwhile medical doctor, who would steal your children and throw you in jail rather than allow you to exercise your inalienable right to decide and choose what poisons your babies are subjected to? Yes, this warped proposal by the Greens comes as no surprise (to me) in that light.
The Greens’ proposal is also a real innovation killer. Everyone who has a good idea for a possible application for cannabis is subject to the bureaucratic oversight and arbitrary regulation imposed by this cannabis wholesale monopoly. Sorry mate, if your plans don’t fit the ‘rules and regulations’ you are OUT of contention. You must play the game by their rules and their rules alone. Mandated by law.
Of course history gives us many examples where such monopolistic regulatory structures will become, over time, more and more autocratic, despotic and even dictatorial and invariably become the single biggest obstacle to true innovation, progress and development in the industry they are charged to regulate.
Is this really what the Greens want for Australia?
Is that really what being ‘progressive’ stands for?Another government agency? More and bigger government? Government and agencies that invariable seek to increase their power and sphere of influence?
Don’t the Greens realise that those agencies can only achieve those ends by taking more of your freedom away, step by step? By mandating ever increasing court imposed penalties so that if you ever fall foul of them you will never be able to do anything in that industry again. That is if you have any wealth left to even contemplate another innovative venture?
And of course, to satisfy the insatiable hunger for ever bigger operating budgets, governments have no choice but to steal ever more from a population already struggling under a massive and ever increasing tax burden. Whether you asked for it or not. Punishable by law, sentenced to bankruptcy, destitution and even jail, Either way, innovative and hardworking forward looking entrepreneurs AND the general public lose. Again.
Is that really the ‘progressive’ future the Greens have in mind for us?
(ANTIMEDIA) — One of the most reviled companies in the United States recently gave Americans yet another reason to distrust their power: A recent #Goldman_Sachs report reveals the company questioning whether or not curing chronic illness is compatible with a sustainable business model.
69 doctors, health researchers, scientists and #Whistle_blowers found dead, most under suspicious circumstances.
Even where the police officially noted that a cause of death was unknown, many investigations were just dropped without comment. In many of these, victims were at the top of their game, vibrant and healthy yet their likely murders were mischievously chalked up as suicide or misadventure
Of course the detractors and #BigPharma trolls would argue that we are clutching at straws, but surely, when you put it all together, these 69 deaths raise some significant questions.
Fortunately for the families and friends of some of the victims, investigations did lead to the apprehension and conviction of the murderer(s). Most likely in those cases there was just too much independently verifiable evidence to be able to cover the case up.
Much easier and more convenient for the #godfathers and #feudal_lords to have the culprit declared a sorry nutcase who acted alone rather than stirring up a hornets nest that would likely lead to the very top of the #Corporatocracy , #Plutocracy, #SecretService and even government. Those groups just have too much power and influence and can twist every case to suit their dark and evil purpose.
So, I am sorry dear trolls and detractors, where there is smoke there is fire and the fire in these cases, when you put them all together, is blinding.
It is NO accident… It is not just a matter of soulless #BigPhama profiting off of a more and more disenfranchised and desperate humanity with the help of their ‘legal’ army of medical doctor drug pushers (#MedicalMafia) and through a thriving ‘illegal’ black market. Anyone can buy the drugs if the quantities are big enough to qualify you as a wholesaler.
No, hidden behind this disaster apparently driven purely by greed and market forces lies a much more sinister and devious plot.
That plot is planned #depopulation. A planned war on humanity. Planned by some of the most powerful individuals and institutions in the world.
If you don’t believe me and I can’t blame you or think I must be some conspiracy nutter, search on https://searx.me/ to aggregate all major search engines. After all we can no longer rely on that evil Google can we, for:
And so forth, I could list many more prominent people and organisations like Oprah Winfrey, George Soros, Henry Kissinger, Family Planning, the list just goes on and on.
With so many illustrious proponents of depopulation it is no wonder that most governments have been convinced and are on board and prepared to wilfully commit #democide purportedly to save the world and the environment.
No wonder it is so damn easy to get a script for opiods.