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DAVIDSON: Masters of Our Digital World, Not Its Servants

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Jeff Davidson

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As we become more enamored by online information and communication services, various Federal agencies should be on the lookout, seeking to shield us from the onslaught of web intruders, scammers, robocallers, and spammers. That, as we’re all witnessing, is not happening.

Many people have long been hooked and bagged, including some of your office mates. They have already voluntarily surrendered vital, personal information to vendors: Vendors who will exploit that information for all it’s worth. How can we protect ourselves and our communities, nevertheless, and ensure that we are the masters of the digital world rather than its servants?

Powerful and Abusive

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Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan, in her article titled, “Overthrow the Prince of Facebook” remarked, “The signal fact of Mr. Zuckerberg’s career is that he is supremely gifted in one area – monetizing technical ingenuity by marrying it to a canny sense of human weakness.” She observes that Big Tech, in general, has become too powerful and abusive.

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If you’ve been reasonably cautious about where and to whom you dispense personal, private data, you have a fighting chance of remaining out of the clutches of internet titans such as Facebook, Google, Twitter, Snapchat, Amazon, Instagram, Apple, Pinterest, etc.

Here is an unadorned roster of 30 tips and observations in five categories – daily behaviors, email procedures, social media activities, smartphone use, and web browsing – to stay in relative control of your personal information:

Daily Behaviors

* Never send your social security number or other vital data via email or a website
* Use the Google ‘delete all searches’ procedure. Search no “Delete my Google browser history.”
* Work offline when being online is a distraction
* Clear cookies every night
* Backup your important work

Email Procedures

* Set your email junk mail filter to a highly protective setting
* Do not respond to any unsolicited offers that come via email
* Avoid opening any attachment from an unknown party
* Issue a statement to vendors that your contact information is strictly private
* Remove yourself from as many lists as possible

Social Media Activities

* Delete private information that you’ve posted on social media sites
* Forsake posting on news or social sites using an identifiable email address
* Chastise, on social media, any vendor who shares your contact information
* Quit reporting your whereabouts via social media sites
* Diminish your use of social media in general

Smartphone Use

* Turn off the GPS option on your phone as often as possible
* Bypass answering a phone call from 888, 877, 866, 855, 844, or 833 area codes
* Delete all phone apps that you don’t use
* Limit the data that you provide on apps that you do use
* Clear the cache and temporary data files on your phone apps

Web Browsing

* Change your internet browser every 90 days: for example, Chrome to Firefox, Opera, Vivaldi, etc.
* Undertake private web browsing with Browse Happy, Tor Browser, or Epic Browser
* Patronize search engines other than Google: Yahoo, Bing, Gibiru, Startpage, etc.
* Keep your browser software up-to-date
* Peruse a variety of news sites for greater objectivity

Long-Term

* Register your websites using the alias filing feature
* Update passwords on a periodic basis and make them unique
* Change credit cards every two years
* Remain alert: Google, Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, etc., are not your friends
* Realize that cutthroat, globalist website CEOs seek to control you, not serve you

Break up the Monopolies!

Where is Teddy Roosevelt when you need him? I wish I could report good news, that the tech giants would tone down their aggressiveness and ruthlessness. It’s not going to happen without congressional action.

Most of these mega-companies need to be divvied up. They represent monopolies that do not benefit society. Even if that occurs, it won’t be for years, and they will still be unrelenting in their attempts to systematically extract your personal data. Let the user beware!

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Bill O’Reilly Brilliantly Explains Why 2020 Election Doesn’t Make Much Sense (Video)

You probably won’t find a better summarization.

John Salvatore

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Bill O’Reilly may not be a perfect person. But that is to be expected, considering he’s human. That being said, the man is very intelligent and well-informed (and his Killing series is just plain awesome). On Monday, Bill explained why the 2020 presidential election seems so funky to so many millions of Americans. Did you know, as O’Reilly points out, that no president in 150 years has lost a second term when they nabbed more votes than they did the first time around? Trump earned over 10 million more votes in 2020 than he did in 2016, but somehow he’s the one who can’t keep up with the trend – despite the massive rallies, both scheduled and impromptu, all over the nation?? WATCH: https://twitter.com/TheFirstonTV/status/1333599197140946947?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1333599197140946947%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Fwatch-bill-oreilly-explains-why-this-election-just-doesnt-make-sense%2F There was absolutely fraud during the 2020 election. There’s zero chance Joe Biden outperformed President Trump to the tune of 80 million total votes. Come on, man! The GOP needs to get to the bottom of this or risk going extinct.

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GOP Senator Says Biden’s Pick for OMB, Neera Tanden, Has ‘Zero Chance of Being Confirmed’

Buh bye.

John Salvatore

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It is absolutely imperative that Republicans retain control of the Senate. Both upper chamber races in Georgia have the ability to make or break the country. Loeffler and Perdue must win. If they don’t, Democrats will have the House, Senate, and, possibly, the Executive Branch. If that happens, things will change fast – and not in a good way. From The Daily Wire: On Monday, former Vice President Joe Biden announced he had selected Neera Tanden, the president of The Center for American Progress and a close friend of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, as his choice to head the White House Office of Management and Budget, eliciting criticism from both sides of the political aisle. Sen. John Cornyn, (R-TX) said Tanden “stands zero chance of being confirmed.” […] Tandem has also come under fire for her handling of sexual harassment claims at the Center for American Progress. Buzzfeed News reported in 2018 that two days after they had revealed allegations of sexual harassment and retaliation at the Center for American Progress, where Tanden served as president, Tanden “met with staff to restore confidence in the organization’s ability to handle the issue and ensure that employees feel safe. But during the meeting Wednesday afternoon, Tanden named the anonymous victim at the center that story — a revelation that a CAP spokesperson said was unintentional — and what began as a tense meeting became what three staffers in the room described as a textbook example of the organization’s failures to appropriately handle sexual harassment cases.” Check out some of these tweets… https://twitter.com/GarrettVentry/status/1333250823531470855?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1333250823531470855%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Fso-much-for-unity-tom-cotton-rips-bidens-picks-to-staff-administration https://twitter.com/neeratanden/status/802605607081615360?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E802605607081615360%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Fso-much-for-unity-tom-cotton-rips-bidens-picks-to-staff-administration https://twitter.com/neeratanden/status/959471674528878593?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E959471674528878593%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Fso-much-for-unity-tom-cotton-rips-bidens-picks-to-staff-administration

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