The CIA’s ‘Pokémon Go’ App… “Doing What the Patriot Act Can’t” (James Corbett) and ““Totalitarianism” and the Future of Surveillance” (Steven MacMillan, NEO) | Kauilapele’s Blog

Holy crap… I’ve heard about this thing, but have never played it (nor likely will ever), or seen it played. But ever since I’d seen an image or two from that game, I felt there was something very “Illuminati-ish”, even Luciferian about it.

So read the highlights of these two articles and go to the article itself to get into it more deeply. These two reports about the app should help people to think twice before giving in to it (especially parents of children between the ages of 5 and 95).

The CIA’s ‘Pokémon Go’ App is Doing What the Patriot Act Can’t (James Corbett, 7-13-16)

“House Resolution 5606, better known by its Orwellian name, the “Anti-terrorism Information Sharing is Strength Act,” would have allowed Big Brother to access Americans’ financial information based on what the government deems to be “suspicious activity.” Given that the DHS has labeled such things as using binoculars, paying with cash, or even “appearing normal” as “possible terrorist activity” in the past (thus making pretty much every human being a possible terrorist), everyone can breathe a sigh of relief that the bill failed.

“But don’t breathe that sigh too deeply, because exactly as that threat to privacy was being extinguished, another one was rising to take its place. It goes by the name of “Pokémon Go” and it is a so-called “augmented reality” game that allows users to capture, train and battle virtual Pokémon by chasing them around through real world environments with your smart phone.

“The Pokémon Go game is prompting scores of people out into the streets to go chasing for wild Pokémon to capture. It is also prompting heists, violence, hoaxes and hysteria… One 19-year-old hunting for water Pokémon in a rural river ended up uncovering a dead body, one IT executive got fired from his job after an online Facebook tirade inspired by frustration at the game, and one YouTuber who was live streaming the game while out Ubering allegedly saw someone get murdered right in front of him…but that turned out to be a hoax.

“…the app requires an excessive amount of permissions on a user’s device, including the ability to read your contacts, find accounts on your device, and access your camera. The app even requires full access to a user’s Google account, which it can then use to read your emails, send emails from your account, browse your Google Drive documents and photos, etc. But apparently that’s just “a mistake” and will be “corrected soon.”

“Secondly, the game’s privacy policy contains such gems as: “We may disclose any information about you (or your authorized child) that is in our possession or control to government or law enforcement officials or private parties.” What could go wrong?”

Pokémon Go, the CIA, “Totalitarianism” and the Future of Surveillance(Steven MacMillan 7-29-16)

“If anyone doubted that a percentage of the global population are akin to zombies, the incidents following the release of Pokémon Go have surely convinced you. Despite the game only being released in early July, we have already seen a man driving into a tree and a women getting locked in a graveyard whilst chasing these furry little creatures.


“In February 2003, the CIA-funded venture-capitalist firm In-Q-Tel made a strategic investment in Keyhole, Inc., a pioneer of interactive 3-D earth visualization… CIA worked closely with other Intelligence Community organizations to tailor Keyhole’s systems to meet their needs… [and] transformed the way intelligence officers interacted with geographic information and earth imagery.”

“Like so many new technologies in our digital age, Pokémon Go is constantly gathering information on the user and then openly admitting that they will share this data with anyone who wants it.

“Speaking at this year’s Comic-Con, Oliver Stone… had some very insightful views on the new craze and the growing business of data-mining… in a recent article, Stone denounced the game as a “new level of invasion” and a new form of “totalitarianism:”

““I’m hearing about it too; it’s a new level of invasion… They’re data-mining every person in this room for information as to what you’re buying, what it is you like, and above all, your behavior. Pokémon Go kicks into that. It’s everywhere. It’s what some people callsurveillance capitalism; it’s the newest stage. You’ll see a new form of, frankly, a robot society, where they will know how you want to behave and they will make the mockup that matches how you behave and feed you. It’s what they call totalitarianism.”

Pokémon Go looks more like a Trojan horse of the CIA and the wider intelligence-security-data-mining-Big-Brother complex, than just a silly, innocent game. With all these connections to the State Department, the CIA and the DoD, no wonder some countries are reportedly considering banning the game.”

Source: The CIA’s ‘Pokémon Go’ App… “Doing What the Patriot Act Can’t” (James Corbett) and ““Totalitarianism” and the Future of Surveillance” (Steven MacMillan, NEO) | Kauilapele’s Blog

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