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How To De-Google

Remember when Google was just a search engine? In the age of Gmail and Google Drive and Google Maps and GooTube and Google phones, it’s truly unsettling to think how much of the average person’s online activity is now directly feeding the Google data behemoth. Today on #SolutionsWatch, James Corbett talks to Rob Braxman (The Internet Privacy Guy) about how to de-Google, and why protecting your privacy online is so important. More from The Corbett Report Extras.




 

Privacy: Who Needs It?

American whistleblower Edward Snowden, who leaked highly classified information from the NSA and is now marooned in Russia, tries to convince John Stossel not to worry about privacy. “They’re trying to shape your behavior!” he warns. Stossel shot back with: “Americans by and large don’t care, and I mostly don’t care. I figure that teenage boy across the street could be picking up the stuff I send. The cork’s out of the bottle. What difference does it make?”

Snowden says Americans don’t care, because they don’t realize how the system and information is being used against them. He points out that we will feel pressured to “constrain our intellectual curiosity and, even frankly, our weirdnesses, because we could potentially someday be judged on the basis for it.” Tune in for more of this lively debate on the John Stossel channel.

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You Are Being Spied On!

America’s surveillance state keeps becoming more oppressive.  You are being spied on! Government agencies want to know: What you watch, what you read, what you buy. Here’s a guide showing what you can do to protect your privacy. More from Jay Myers Documentaries.

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Zuckerberg Exposed

Facebook CEO and Founder Mark Zuckerberg faced dozens of politicians — and a worldwide television audience — to answer questions on how Facebook handled user data and privacy. More from Stefan Molyneux.




Once again the mainstream media is ignoring the very fact we may be going into World War 3. This time their talking about Mark Zuckerberg, who ironically enough has been leaking information and censoring many alternative media channels or political commentators on the right. Ashton Birdie reacts.

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Every Router Compromised

John McAfee talks on RT America about the insecurity of the modern network and the vulnerabilities we all share. If you are connecting your mobile device to public wifi, you can forget about having any privacy.

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Has the NSA Gone Too Far?

“This is not a partisan issue, it’s not about being right or left politically. It’s about a basic, fundamental constitutional right,” says Rev. Rick Hoyt.

Rev. Hoyt is leading his church, the First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles, and 19 other organizations to sue the NSA for first, fourth, and fifth amendment violations resulting from electronic surveillance. Rev. Hoyt sat down with ReasonTV’s Tracy Oppenheimer to discuss the lawsuit and why his church has a history of getting involved in political matters of this nature.

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Death of the Fourth Amendment

 

The Obama Administration is moving aggressively to invade your privacy and gut the Fourth Amendment. Pundit Dick Morris reports.

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NSA’s Assault on Liberty

Congress came close to cutting off funding for the NSA as the evidence mounts of the agency’s massive spying operations — conducted seemingly with few checks and balances, and little regard for preserving citizens’ rights to privacy. Pundit Dick Morris is encouraged that Congress is finally waking up and possibly mobilizing to reign in the rogue agency.

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Stand for the Fourth

On July 4th, hundreds of protesters gathered on Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles as part of a nationwide rally organized by Restore the Fourth, a self-described non-partisan movement demanding an end to the “unconstitutional surveillance methods employed by the US government.”

“We’ve talked to libertarian groups, we’ve talked to Republican and Tea Party groups, we’ve talked to Democratic groups,” explained rally organizer Xander Snyder. “If you are an American and you believe in the backbone of America – which is The Constitution – then you believe in what the Fourth Amendment has to stand for.”

ReasonTV was on the scene to cover the rally and talk with participants about their concerns.

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Artist Stirs Privacy Debate

DNA extracted from cigarette butts and bubble gum found on the streets of Brooklyn is being used by artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg to create realistic portraits of anonymous New Yorkers. The artist says her project is designed to spark debate about the use – or potential misuse – of DNA profiling in society. Ben Gruber reports for Reuters.

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