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    Exclamation Electric "smart" meters to monitor in home activities of dementia patients.

    I told you so...I $#@!ing told you people so...and I got static and bull$#@! about how "that can't happen" and "it's not part of the technology".

    I told you so, god damn it.


    Dementia patients to be tracked by smart meters so that doctors can monitor any sudden changes that indicate illness, falls or mental decline

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...n-changes.html

    Devices will track patients’ daily routines such as when they boil the kettle
    Meters then send alerts to family members or carers who can check on patients
    Critics warn about a huge range of privacy concerns over data sharing

    By SOPHIE BORLAND AND VICTORIA BISCHOFF

    PUBLISHED: 17:43 EST, 3 February 2019 | UPDATED: 18:43 EST, 3 February 2019

    The NHS is to use energy smart meters to monitor dementia patients in their homes.

    The devices will track patients’ daily routines, such as when they boil the kettle, cook dinner or turn the washing machine on.

    They will flag up any sudden change in behaviour which could indicate an illness, a fall or a decline in their mental state. The meters will be able to send alerts to family members or carers, who can pop round to check if the patient is all right.


    The devices will track patients’ daily routines, such as when they boil the kettle, cook dinner or turn the washing machine on

    Experts say the devices will enable patients to live independently for longer without going into care, and prevent avoidable admissions to A&E.

    Smart meters monitor households’ energy use in real time and send the readings directly to suppliers, putting an end to estimated bills.

    Ministers have promised to install the devices in every home by 2020 to reduce energy consumption, but the rollout is massively over budget and behind schedule.

    Privacy campaigners warn that the meters will hand suppliers a ‘honeypot’ of data which could be sold on to marketing firms or fall into the hands of hackers.



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  3. #2
    Alex Jones 'the conspiracy theorist' told us about this
    9 years ago, he should be bant' from social media and
    called a heretic from this day forward.
    Oh wait , they already did all that.

    CNN et al , very fake news.


    Smart appliance were designed to monitor everyone and make
    your privacy accessible to NSA DHS FBI CIA , and whatever alphabet agency
    that wants to spy on you.
    Last edited by Stratovarious; 02-04-2019 at 08:17 AM.

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    Urge to Kill Rising bump.

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    Those "smart meter" things seem pretty handy. Maybe they should start putting them on hammers ...
    MOFA (Make Orwell Fiction Again)

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    TV’s Watch You, Phones Track You, Alexa Listens to You – Now Your Friendly Neighborhood Walgreens Coolers Will Spy on You

    https://trueconservativepundit.com/2...ll-spy-on-you/

    If you’ve been feeling like you just don’t have enough “smart” devices spying on you every day, I have great news. “Smart coolers” may be coming to a store near you.

    Years ago, you would have sounded like a lunatic if you said that a refrigerator was watching you. But, like other new technology, yesterday’s serious mental health symptom is today’s reality.

    Walgreens is piloting a new line of “smart coolers”, which are refrigerators equipped with cameras that scan shoppers’ faces and make inferences on their age and gender. On January 14, the company announced its first trial at a store in Chicago. The drugstore chain plans to put the coolers in stores in New York, Seattle, and San Francisco by the end of January.

    So far, 15 large advertisers have signed up to test the Cooler Screens platform, including Nestlé SA, MillerCoors LLC, and Conagra Brands Inc. While Cooler Screens is currently only in Walgreens stores, the company is looking to get their product in additional chains as well.

    The technology embeds cameras, sensors, and digital screens in cooler doors, creating a network of “smart” displays that marketers intend to use to target ads to specific types of shoppers, explains The Wall Street Journal:

    The refrigerator and freezer doors act as a digital merchandising platform that depicts the food and drinks inside in their best light, but also as an in-store billboard that can serve ads to consumers who approach, based on variables such as the approximate age the technology believes they are, their gender and the weather.

    This new technology could provide brick-and-mortar stores with a marketplace similar to online advertising. Ice cream brands could duke it out to get the most prominent placement when it is 97 degrees outside; an older man could see ads for different products than a younger woman. (source)

    In Now Your Groceries See You, Too, Sidney Fussell writes of the technology:

    Crucially, the “Cooler Screens” system does not use facial recognition. Shoppers aren’t identified when the fridge cameras scan their face. Instead, the cameras analyze faces to make inferences about shoppers’ age and gender. First, the camera takes their picture, which an AI system will measure and analyze, say, the width of someone’s eyes, the distance between their lips and nose, and other micro measurements. From there, the system can estimate if the person who opened the door is, say, a woman in her early 20s or a male in his late 50s. It’s analysis, not recognition. (source)

    So, wait a second here – the camera takes photos of people and analyses them, but because this isn’t actual “facial recognition” there isn’t anything to worry about?

    I’m not buying it.

    Here are the minute details that smart coolers record:

    Cooler Screens also has “iris tracking” capabilities, meaning the company can collect data on which displayed items are the most looked at.

    Most the reporting on this technology is downplaying another detail that should be raising eyebrows: The Cooler Screens website states “We believe brands should be able to measure the performance of media buys in real-time.”

    It sounds like what they really mean is “brands should be able to spy on shoppers.” Advertisers think nothing of invading our privacy if it means they’ll make more money. Remember when we showed you how your smart device was tracking every move you made in real time?

    Arsen Avakian, Cooler Screens co-founder and CEO, wants us to know that our data is safe:

    “The business model is not built on selling consumer data. The business model is built on providing intelligence to brands and to the retailers to craft a much better shopping experience.” (source)

    Haven’t we heard this line before?

    Walgreens has made another unsavory alliance

    This isn’t the first questionable alliance Walgreens has recently formed. As pointed out by MassPrivateI, the chain has allowed Microsoft access to patient information. On January 15, the Associated Press reported:

    The drugstore chain Walgreens is working with Microsoft to improve care, as more companies seek ways to manage patient health, cut costs and improve quality.

    The companies said Tuesday that they will work to improve care in part by using patient information and the Walgreens store network. The companies will aim to boost prescription adherence, cut down on emergency room visits and decrease hospital admissions. (source)

    The report makes no mention of HOW Microsoft will be accessing private data, other than saying it will be done via the “Walgreens store network.” It seems like customers would have to give permission for their personal information to be shared in such a way, but who knows?

    By the way, Microsoft is a Cooler Screens investor.

    Do we need yet another invasion of privacy?

    Do we really need to be barraged with MORE advertising and more invasion of our privacy? How long until every aisle of every store is equipped with mind-reading technology?

    Will commercialism and corporate branding eventually take over every aspect of our lives, as it did in the dystopian comedy Idiocracy?

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    I suppose those will get broken soon enough when some slob decides it assumed their gender incorrectly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stratovarious View Post
    Alex Jones 'the conspiracy theorist' told us about this
    9 years ago, he should be bant' from social media and
    called a heretic from this day forward.
    Oh wait , they already did all that.

    CNN et al , very fake news.


    Smart appliance were designed to monitor everyone and make
    your privacy accessible to NSA DHS FBI CIA , and whatever alphabet agency
    that wants to spy on you.
    Yes he did.

    References:
    https://www.infowars.com/no-more-pri...ry-single-day/
    https://www.infowars.com/spy-grid-ca...-in-real-time/
    https://www.infowars.com/cia-head-we...al-appliances/
    https://www.infowars.com/everything-is-spying-on-you/
    https://www.infowars.com/floor-lamp-...vacy-concerns/
    My website: https://www.theherbsofthefield.com/

    "No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” ~ Charles Dickens

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    True story.

    Back in the 1990's when my dad retired he started building computers as a hobby. Anyway, got really into technology stuff and used to tell anyone who would listen that the government would be watching and listening to us through our tvs and computers one day. I recall reading about it on this forum years ago and getting the chance to tell him he was right. I'm glad he got to hear it before he died because everyone told him he was crazy.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Paul View Post
    The intellectual battle for liberty can appear to be a lonely one at times. However, the numbers are not as important as the principles that we hold. Leonard Read always taught that "it's not a numbers game, but an ideological game." That's why it's important to continue to provide a principled philosophy as to what the role of government ought to be, despite the numbers that stare us in the face.
    Quote Originally Posted by Origanalist View Post
    This intellectually stimulating conversation is the reason I keep coming here.



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  11. #9
    So my electric buzzer is going to start spying on me too?
    "Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration is minding my own business."

    Calvin Coolidge



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