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  • Global Vaccine Passports Have Arrived Courtesy of Google, EU
    On June 30th, 2021, the Google Developers blog announced the launch of vaccine passports in Android through its Passes API. Less than 24 hours later, the European Union, long mired in a sea of national standards for digital jab records, rolled out its EU-wide vaccine passport. Two completely different vaccine passport schemes unveiled on the … Read more
  • Meet Jigsaw: Google’s Intelligence Agency
    It’s no secret that Google regularly collaborates with intelligence agencies. They are a known NSA subcontractor. They launched Google Earth using a CIA spy satellite network. Their executive suite’s revolving door with DARPA is well known. In the wake of the January 6th Capitol event, the FBI used Google location data to pwn attendants with … Read more
  • PROOF: You Cannot Disable Contact Tracing
    As we have covered in previous posts, there is no simple way to disable contact tracing on your smartphone. If you’re using an iPhone or an unmodified Android device, the Exposure Notifications toggle in your settings is simply for show – a Potemkin village of privacy. There’s no way to audit the code and verify … Read more
  • LineageOS vs OxygenOS: Should You Switch?
    When it comes to custom ROM choices, OnePlus users are awash with options! As such, choosing LineageOS vs OxygenOS is a hot topic among OnePlus smartphone owners. While most users will likely stick with the stock OxygenOS image, LineageOS is a popular alternative. Why might someone choose LineageOS over OxygenOS, given that both purport to … Read more
  • How Contact Tracing Works – Two (Equally Creepy) Case Studies
    Do enough people know how contact tracing works? One of my favorite weekly news wrap-up shows recently covered an interesting story. It was from the Telegraph and entitled, “Millions ‘unwittingly tracked’ by phone after vaccination to see if movements changed.“ The article’s contents are interesting – if not unsurprising – to those against the rising … Read more

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