China’s Ears in Your House

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The New American: One of the biggest cyber snoopers on the planet has strong ties to the Chinese government. That company is Alphonso Inc. According to its advertising:

Alphonso is a TV data and measurement company, and the market leader in providing brands and agencies with real-time TV ad campaign measurement, closed-loop attribution for TV ads, and TV audience extension across digital devices. Alphonso TV Data Cloud services are used by hundreds of Fortune 500 brands and agencies in the US.

With video AI technology embedded in tens of millions of smart TVs (including Sharp, Toshiba, Hisense, Seiki, and Skyworth), TV chipsets, set-top boxes, and other connected devices, Alphonso understands what programming and advertising people watch on TV. Its SaaS offering, Alphonso Insights, delivers actionable TV measurement and closed-loop attribution with offline data in real-time, to help brands understand the true impact of TV advertising.

Did you catch that? “Alphonso Insights delivers actionable TV measurement and closed-loop attribution with offline data in real-time.” So, yes, Virginia, there is a cyber-stalker in your house. Read More …

Opinion: We have come a long way from the days of Edward Snowden, who in 2013 exposed the NSA’s spying that tapped into servers from 9 internet firms including Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Yahoo.

Information from US citizens’ phone records was swept up and stored for up to 30 days to be sifted and analyzed. Oh, the horror.

From the article:

One of the companies Alphonso partners with is Hisense, which is a Chinese-owned company. Hisense also manufactures TVs under the Sharp and Toshiba brands, making it even harder to avoid supporting a communist-owned company or having your personal information shared with the folks who have created the “Social Score.”  

Of all the tools an authoritarian government dictator will need to fulfill Bible prophecy, the Social Score may be the most evil.

Social Credit Score: If you speak negatively about government control, demand the right to worship, home-school your children, keep weapons in your possession, write a blog – you could lose your rights, such as booking an international flight, moving your family to another city, applying for a corporate or government job, collecting social security. Revelation 6:1-2

But less obvious tools are coming into view as well …

Government healthcare: Personal habits will be under government scrutiny – Overweight, underweight, smoking, drinking, old age, refusal to have an abortion, could get a person excluded from healthcare. Further imagine failure to comply to a lockdown in a future pandemic could result in a harsh prison sentence or worse. Revelation 6:7-8

Cashless Society: Every dollar spent by every person on the planet will be under government scrutiny – Banks will be a thing of the past as every transaction is little more than a journal entry. Revelation 13:16-17

Imagine the impact just those three programs will have, and then realize that the  technology is here.