Did Yesterday's Amber Alert Spook You?

Many Californians were shocked out of their seats and beds yesterday and early this morning when the first ever Amber Alert via iPhone went out. It was preceded by a very ominous alert, much like a danger signal or warning. If you were a participant in this event, and would rather not participate in another, you can turn off the alert in your iPhone.

Touch “Settings” and then “Notifications”. Scroll to the bottom of that screeen and you will see

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Government Assisted Identity Theft

As if hacked government databases haven’t already place our personal information at risk, here is news of another problem that promises to be the biggest yet.

The information database necessary for the Health Care exchanges to operate has NOT passed security testing. It will be the world’s largest and most complete storehouse of personal information ever. It will be the target of hackers large and small, government and geek, and the attacks will be round the clock.

Our people can’t

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DataRaping by our Protectors

To enable the raping of your private data, your data has to first be available. With the news reports of federal and state data collection making waves across the land, we would be wise to suppose that there are even more examples of this travesty yet to come.

Enter ObamaCare. According to Rare.us, we now have the pleasure of seeing how one more set of programs is ready to take, store and share our data without our consent. All we

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A Defense Against Drones - Galt's Engine

Rendering drones surveillance null and void via modern tech in the hands of “ordinary” citizens. Sound implausible? An Oregon company intends to make drone eye-in-the-sky defense available to the public. That’s right. To YOU. “Domestic Drone Countermeasures” claims to intend selling equipment that will make it impossible for drones to “complete their mission” by disabling their mission capabilities. (Post Edit: Method at the end)

From their splash page…

“Many different, large area, small area, mobile and fixed Countermeasures and systems

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The Real Direction of Drones Overhead

Higher and higher, smarter and smarter and with better eyes than any eagle could ever evolve. I’ve been talking about drones for private use for a while now. Well, here is some information about government drones and your privacy. Keep in mind while looking at this information, that the technology discussed is already in use, with the distinct possibility of having already been replaced with superior equipment. The advancement of technology knows no end point.

Here are some links I

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Miniature Drone /UAV Sniffs Wi-fi and Cell Conversations

Image from Wired.com

You may now add to the list of technology that can and will spy on your wireless internet connections, home networks and cell phone conversations. The WASP, or Wireless Aerial Surveillance Platform, can do all this, and keep on doing it for quite some time – orbiting overhead silently.

14 pounds and 6 feet long, the retired military drone was converted for this new task by researchers Mike Tassey and Richard Perkins. Its purpose is to

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Facebook Profiles and Security

Made a new friend on FB in the last few days, who has expressed to me issues regarding privacy and security.

My dear wife is an “expert” on FB security. She does the research and tunes her accounts well. I follow suit, mostly, and have things fairly well locked-down for my private page, but wide open for the public page.

What I will suggest for people with privacy concerns are these: Either learn to lock it down to your satisfaction,

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Mass Exodus from the Cities - Is it Possible?

Mass Exodus from the Cities – Is it Possible?

The internet forums sometimes get into a tizzy over the whats and whys of how to deal with the “hordes” that will evacuate from cities, and spill into the countryside. “What will you do? How will you handle their requests and demands for help? How does your Christian attitude justify THAT response?” … and so on and so on.

Occasionally, someone will support the view that most people will die in

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Radio

When services crash, our most familiar means of communication can go with them. Tornado, hurricane, earthquake and terror or cyber-attacks can interrupt TV, cable, internet and some radio. An EMP attack threatens do to worse.

It is important to have, at a minimum, a crank-powered radio to receive whatever news might be available. Beyond that, the possibilities open up greatly. Standard NOAA, AM/FM crank radios are everywhere. Get one. Get two. They are inexpensive. If you have the cash and

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Doomsday Preppers Came a Callin'

Prepeprs? Or nut jobs?

Just received an invitation to interview for possible inclusion in Doomsday Prepper’s – Season 2. I guess the casting director didn’t read this here blog. I explained to him how and why I can not participate, and thanked him for his interest. I won’t pass on his e-mail or phone number… if you want to be on the show, there are various venues for that. If you’re on the web at all, and have some

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