Evolution of Payment Systems //
A must listen to 2 hours of radio. Katherine knits together information she has discussed in aspects in various shows over the years. Katherine goes through the evolution of payment systems. Barter. Cash for the price noted on the sticker. Checks. The credit card. All in an effort to control us.
Evolution of Payment Systems //
Katherine continues her discussion of the evolution of payment systems and the march to The Mark of the Beast. What new technologies await us?
"More than a quarter of UK consumers (27%) think they will be making payments using wearable devices including watches and wristbands within 10 years, 22% think they will be regularly using their fingerprint to make those payments and 7% think they will use a microchip embedded in their body, research from Lloyds Bank reveals."
Windows 10 // WiFi // Tracking //
Let me count the ways that Windows 10 spies on you and is generally evil. You also need to be careful about wifi. Katherine shares some steps you can take to minimized Windows spying. Other versions may also have these issues.
Mark Armitage // Dinosaur Cells // Triceratops //
What a fascinating story. Could dinosaurs be much younger than we have been led to believe? Mark was puzzled to discover soft tissue on a triceretops horn. He investigated and published his results in highly-regarded scholarly journal. Despite all aware of this, the lab director suddenly realized the implications and went ballistic. There are a number of well regarded scientists who have also found soft tissue in allegedly fossilized dinosaur bones.
Windows 10 //
Privacy issues associated with Windows 10 - the worst spyware ever foisted on the world.
Microsoft is giving away the new Windows 10 operating system for free, instead of charging for it as in the past. Katherine explains that it's free because it's really spyware that combines all the privacy-invading surveillance of past decades and more. The default settings make it one of the the biggest scams ever foisted on the public.
Microsoft explains that its new "Cortana" digital assistant "works best" by spying on you, oops, I mean learning about you, so they collect and use data from your calendars, apps, emails, text messages, phone calls, contacts, browsing history, device location, musical choices, alarm settings, and online purchases.
Cortana also turns your computer into a bug by using the microphone to listen to everything you say. "To provide personalized speech recognition, we collect your voice input, as well your name and nickname, your recent calendar events and the names of the people in your appointments, and information about your contacts including names and nicknames."
Microsoft will give all your details to Big Brother if he asks. According to their privacy statement, they "will access, disclose and preserve personal data, including your content (such as the content of your emails, other private communications or files in private folders), when we have a good faith belief that doing so is necessary to comply with applicable law or respond to valid legal process, including from law enforcement or other government agencies… [or] to enforce the terms governing the use of the services.’
Chris Doggett // Kapersky Lab // Digital Amnesia
China // Ghost Cities // After-Life // Rumors // Lies //
Katherine revisits and updates the story of ghost cities in China. China is one of two countries with massive consumption of cement and concrete. What are these ghost cities really for? One man has threatened to have his Bentley buried with him so he can drive in the after-life. China has started arresting people for spreading "rumors". Denying motherhood to correct spoiled behaviour?
Oliva Metcalf // Video Games // Addiction //
Olivia shares insights from her research into video gaming addiction. A must listen show.