…The following two excerpts are copied without alteration from LinkedIn “daily run down”.
"Pinterest users searching for terms related to vaccines will be directed to results from public health bodies. The social media platform says that to “tackle health misinformation,” searches for terms like “measles” and “vaccine safety” will now lead users to the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and the Vaccine Safety Net. The WHO announced recently that four nations have lost their measles eradication status: Albania, the Czech Republic, Greece and the U.K. are no longer considered measles-free."
"Think twice about putting that round of cocktails on Instagram— your bank could be watching. That's according to researchers at the University of Melbourne, who say we can increasingly expect our social media usage — and what it says about our spending habits — to be factored into decisions made by financial institutions. The researchers argue this monitoring is just "one example of the increased privacy invasion taking place in the finance industry."
If you ever wondered who has the most control in the outcome of elections, buying decisions, education, misinformation, public manipulation trust me when I say, “the Russians” have hardly scratched the surface.
In the military the phrase is “NEED TO KNOW BASIS” and apparently the American people don’t need to know the truth. Leaders. Do your homework. Do not simply trust the “information” which was easiest to find. It might have been “fed to you” for the goal of misleading you or directing a certain outcome.
Soon the same “directed search results” will include your reputation (associations and hangouts?), employment history (social media check ins?), medical history (23 and me?), driving history (insurance discounts?)
The data is being gathered. It can and will he used against you in a court of law (or public trial by social media (doxing?). You have the right to remain silent and you should consider it.
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