Category Archives: internet

Potential Walgreens Privacy and HIPAA issues?

It appears that Walgreens has some potentially serious Privacy and HIPAA issues on their web site.

We have a report about a parent who was creating a Walgreens account for their child so they could print out the receipts. It appears that you can create an account for anyone as long as you know their birthday and name.

The steps are as follows. Continue reading Potential Walgreens Privacy and HIPAA issues?

None of us should accept that the government or a company or anybody should have access to all of our private information. This is a basic human right.

“I want to be absolutely clear that we have never worked with any government agency from any country to create a backdoor in any of our products or services. We have also never allowed access to our servers. And we never will.” “None of us should accept that the government or a company or anybody should have access to all of our private information. This is a basic human right. We all have a right to privacy. We shouldn’t give it up. We shouldn’t give in to scare-mongering.”

Tim Cook, Apple CEO, September 2014 and 2015

When our engineers work tirelessly to improve security, we imagine we’re protecting you against criminals, not our own government.”

“When our engineers work tirelessly to improve security, we imagine we’re protecting you against criminals, not our own government.” Facebook’s Mark  Zuckerberg said, March 13, 2014

What else is there to say?  Synonymous?

I don’t want to live in a society that does these sort of things…”Once you go on the network, I can identify your machine. You will never be safe whatever protections you put in place.

  • ‘I do not expect to see home again’…
  • ‘I don’t want to live in a society that does these sort of things’
  • ‘I believed in Obama’s promises’
  • ‘Presidents openly lie to secure the office’
  • ‘Government has granted itself power it is not entitled to’
  • ‘Whenever we had a debate in the office on how to handle crimes, they do not defend due process – they defend decisive action. They say it is better to kick someone out of a plane than let these people have a day in court. It is an authoritarian mindset in general.’
  • ‘Once you go on the network, I can identify your machine. You will never be safe whatever protections you put in place.’

29 Year old Edward Snowden, NSA Leaker.

California is where they invented Facebook – CA Gov. Jerry Brown

California Governor Jerry Brown: We’re very entrepreneurial, very innovative and people are still coming here. this is where they put in– invented Facebook. Not in Texas. Not in Arizona. Not in Manhattan. And certainly not under the — you know, the White House, Congress. This is still the wild west and we’ll prove to the rest of the country and the world that we know how to do it.

CHARLIE ROSE: Facebook was invented in Cambridge, Mass.

BROWN: Well, whatever is invented, this is where they are. You guys say — they probably might do a little bit in their laboratory, but they learn fast to get on a plane and get out to California.

OOPS.

FCC coordinated ‘Net Neutrality’ with anti-liberty group and Marxist

“Documents made public yesterday by Judicial Watch describe extensive collusion by Federal Communications Commission officials with a left-wing advocacy group in a campaign to expand government regulation of the Internet.”  FCC control could give the FCC the ability to regulate content.  You may like that not if you are an Obama fan, but the short answer is, no one should control the Internet.   Read more

Bloggers blame Sarah Palin for Gabrielle Giffords shooting

After seeing bloggers trying to blame Sarah Palin for the Gabrielle Giffords shooting today, a few facts should be stated:
1. Jared Lee Loughner lists among his favorite books Mein Kampf and the Communist Manifesto on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/Classitup10). None of those would be listed by any Republican or Tea Partier as favorite books. Both favor a large, central, all-powerful government controlling the citizens.
2. Jared Lee Loughner’s High School friend on twitter (http://twitter.com/caitieparker) says he was a “left wing” pot head.
3. Jared Lee Loughner writes using the terms “B.C.E”. Loughner hated “In God We Trust.” Both of which show he is not a Christian.
4. Loughner is reportedly a registered “independent”.
5. Loughner shot and killed a Republican Federal Judge. Does that make him a Democrat?

6. CNN used the name “Crossfire” for a show for nearly 25 years (1982-2005).  That is 23 years of indoctrinating people to think of political debate as “Crossfire”.
[Update] 7. Loughner had sent Representative Giffords a letter in 2007. More than a year prior to Sarah Palin being a household name.

[Update 1/12/2010] 8. “He did not watch TV.  He disliked the news. He didn’t listen to political radio” according to a friend.

Update 1/17/2010] 9. The New York Times reports that Loughner was a Present Bush hater – “His anger would well up at the sight of President George W. Bush”.

Saying Sarah Palin is to blame, the Tea Party, the Republican party – or for that matter the Democratic party – is nuts. It sounds like something that this nut job would say! The blame belongs with an insane killer. No one else. But don’t let any facts get in the way of a good smear.

Concentrate on the victims, not trying to pin it on someone else.

Regarding the Communist Manifesto, Conservatives generally want small government with power widely distributed and closer to the voter with most decisions left to the individual. (The left wing wants larger, more centralized government. Once the differences are stated it becomes clear that one side wants power in government, the other freedom to the people. Groups that want large government are the fascists, socialists, and communists – in other words statists and dictators like the Nazi Socialists, the USSR, Mao’s Socialists. All of whom were willing to kill millions of people in order to establish their social order. All of whom wanted a strong, central, powerful government in order to impose their will on everyone else “for their own good.”

The choice is easy: freedom or government. Life and liberty vs power and control.

Obama ends “leave internet alone” policy

“The US government’s policy of leaving the Internet alone is over, according to Obama’s top official at the Department of Commerce.” Assistant Secretary Larry Strickling, The Register and see the NTIA presentation.

The internet is too powerful for governments that want to control the thoughts of their population to leave alone.  Along with the extension of the Patriot Act (WashingtonPost.com), the Obama Administration arguing in Federal Court that there is no “reasonable expectation of privacy” on cell phones – funny, we missed the ACLU, EFF, and the press having conniptions about the Democrat controlled Congress and Democrat President signing the extension – Washington has a nice tight grip on the communications of the country.

But, it is nice to have “government oversight” over everything – you wouldn’t want to do something without permission would you?