Thursday, April 12, 2018

Pixels


A pixel, web beacon, web bug, tracking bug, tag, page tag, tracking pixel, pixel tag, 1×1 gif, ofd clear gif is an important part of the internet which is abused by companies such as facebook and google.  Most users of the internet are as unaware of how it functions, as they are of how an elevator operates.  As long as they can push a few buttons and get the outcome they want, they never think of what is happening underneath the surface.  The last time we at Call Me Jorge... sat down and calculated how much a facebook account should cost per year it was in the ballpark of around $700.  In other words would you want to pay $700 for using facebook a year?  So how does facebook remain free?  Simply by building up files on anyone (via the pixel), even if they do not have a facebook account, who uses the internet and selling that data.  There is no such thing as a free lunch.  You are the end product living in a panopticon.

Francis has met with several high tech heads (including Mark Zuckerberg) at the Vatican and formed partnerships with them.  All that was made publicly available about Francis’ meeting with Mr. Zuckerberg is that Mark wants to bring the internet to the ‘peripheries’ in the name of the ‘greater good’ and Francis shares this goal.  Zuckerberg and Facebook have lobbied through his sister, Randi Zuckerberg, for the abolition of anonymity on the Internet in the name of saving children because of the plague of cyber-bullying that’s run amok the world over.  You can’t make this garbage up.

Below are three videos from Zuckerberg’s congressional questioning, photos from Zuckerberg’s social media and the internet which show Zuckerberg’s practice of Talmudic Judaism as well as his connection to the Chabad-Lubavitcher master race cult.

For readers who don’t understand pixels or the tracking technology used by Facebook and other internet companies we highly recommend reading two pieces by Karl Denninger:

We have copy-and-pasted the posts below for posterity’s sake but would rather have you read them at Mr. Denninger’s website, Market Ticker, and support his blog by doing so.


Zuckerberg practices the rhetoric tricks of Talmudic pilpul to evade answering the questions asked.



‘your data’ doesn’t include facebook’s file on you



the CEO either doesn’t know what’s going on at his company or ?



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Tell us how you feel Mark

An instant messenger exchange (from early 2004) Zuckerberg had with a college friend shortly after launching The Facebook in his dorm room. — Well, These New Zuckerberg IMs Won't Help Facebook's Privacy Problems, Business Insider, Nicholas Carlson (13 May 2010)


Celebrating Purim, did Zuckerberg get 
drunk as commanded by the Talmud?

 Mark Zuckerberg in 2004 celebrating Purim at Harvard Chabad with Rabbi Hirschy Zarchi and his brother Mayer Zarchi. (more photos)


Wearing a kippah is an outward denial 
of Jesus the Christ as one’s Savior.

Mark wearing a kippah at his sister’s (Randi Jayne) wedding to Brent Tworetzky. (2008)


Meeting the Haredi movers & shakers of the world

Mark Zuckerberg with the late, Szymon Perski (aka Shimon Peres).

Zuckerberg with Benjamin Netanyahu, the father of ‘the war on terror’.


Chabad connection shows up again.

Rabbi Hirschy Zarchi of Chabad congratulates Mark Zuckerberg for receiving a honorary degree from Harvard University (26 May 2017).  (source)


Inculcating the next generation with Talmudism

Will Zuckerberg’s daughter ask her god to “Pour Out Thy Wrath” on the goyim?

“For shabbat tonight, we gave Max a kiddush cup that has been in our family for almost 100 years. Her great-great-grandfather Max got it after our family immigrated here and it has been passed down through our family ever since.” — Facebook, (15 September 2017) 



Did Zukerberg also swing a chicken 
around his head for Yom Kippur?

Facebook, (30 September 2017) 


Making Haman’s ears cookies (Haman lives throughout history as Esau, Amalek, Haman and his descendants Rome, Christendom, Gentiles, etc...)

“Baking hamentashen. Chag sameach! — celebrating Purim with Priscilla Chan.” — Facebook, (2 March 2018) 


The usual nonsense from the various social media companies has started up once anew.

It's very important you understand how they steal data on you, the scope of that theft, and why it matters along with why you not only didn't consent you can't consent.

To understand this you must understand how the web works.

Let's say you go to https://market-ticker.org and read some pages there.  That's this blog, by the way. 
If you're new around here you will see a highlighted bar telling you that signing in will improve your experience.  This is because if you create a (free) account and sign in you can customize how the system displays things (the control panel's options are quite-extensive), you can ask it to notify you if topics you're interested in get new user comments and more.

If you sign in you would assume (and the TOS tells you) that the system will store a "cookie", which is just a numeric identifier, on your machine.  That's how it knows who you are when you click a new page, or when you come back to the page later.

But this is not limited to when you sign in.  Any site on the web can and most do send down other cookies.  This software, for example, sends done what is known as a "UUID", or "unique user ID".  It's simply a random, unique (and very long) numeric code that identifies your machine.  Why?  Because it's useful for the software to be able to do things like enforce rate-limiting (that is, to prevent spam-bots from overloading the system and doing other nasty things they would try to do), specifically.  It also allows the software to correlate accesses whether you're signed in or not, which helps security (e.g. if you lose your password the system has a decent idea if you really are who you're trying to get a validation email for!)

Why is this important?  Because any access to a page on the site for which the cookie is valid will have the cookie sent with the request, no matter what page you are accessing on the Internet, and in addition the exact URL you visited is also sent that generated the request.

What's important to understand is that the site you're reading does not generate that request -- your browser does.  Your browser gets a line that says "<script .....>", "<img ....>" or similar and it sends a request for that resource to the specified place.  In the request is the source page (where the request came from) and any cookies your browser has that are valid for the address to which the request is sent.

So let's assume you're Facesucker.  You make it "easy" for site owners to put "likes" and even use sign-on features from Facebook's authentication on your page.  Say, you're a newspaper
Ok, so I go to www.mylocalnews.dirtbag/my-local-jackass-city-council.html.

As the page loads it requests the "like" buttons from Facebook for the articles, and in addition requests the sign-in box for comments.  Both of those generate a request to Facebook's computers and in that request is the exact URL I am reading -- that is, from where the request came.

Now here's the important part: If I have signed into Facebook at any time in the past from that device then the company has stored one or more cookies on my machine that uniquely identify me.  Since the request to Facebook's servers match the place where the cookie came from they now get the exact article I was reading and my identity even though I did not sign into Facebook to read the article.  I have given no consent to this, I cannot opt out of it and every single place on the Internet that has these buttons and/or sign-on boxes causes this to happen.

What's even worse is that I don't have to actually have signed into Facebook, ever, or even have an account in order for this to occur.  The first time that request goes to Facebook if there are no cookies sent Facebook can assign me one and check my browser's characteristics, including the IP address I'm coming from.  I now am "branded", in that the same cookie will be used to track me forever, and if I at any time in the future sign into Facebook or otherwise use any of their facilities I will then retroactively associate all of that browsing data with my person.

Now you know why Facebook allows (for "free") the user of the OAUTH sign-on facility and promotes "like" buttons all over the web.  It is not about increasing your social experience. 
It is about snooping on everything you do online so they can sell and use that data without your knowledge or consent and in fact it is impossible for you to give prior consent because you have no idea the buttons are there before you visit the page!

You can defend against this by clearing all your cookies every time you use your computer, which will cause new cookies to be generated for each visit, but few if any people will.  Never mind that on a phone this happens too and there they can often determine at least coarse location without even having a "location" permission turned on (simply by what network and IP you're on.)  Note that many so-called "apps" are really not much more than a "front" for web accesses to special URLs that know how to parse what comes back and thus obey the exact same conventions regarding cookies.

could do this sort of thing here on the Ticker as my web servers get the same data theirs do on every request but I don't -- on purpose -- because I consider it an outrageous invasion of your privacy and rights.  A few years ago I removed the "Like" and similar buttons for Facebook from the Ticker for this very reason, after a fairly-careful study convinced me they were indeed abusing that data in exactly that fashion.  For right now Twitter's are still present but can be opted out of if you create a login here via the control panel options (that is, if you are signed in you can disable the script loads and thus Twitter's ability to "see" that you read the page.)

This sort of "data mining" needs to be prohibited as a matter of criminal law. Fines will do nothing as they are simply a cost of doing business.  Instead, any firm that does this since consent is impossible must have their corporate charter revoked and their entire board tossed in prison for gross and outrageous invasions of privacy and personal rights.

But -- doing that would shrink Facebook's data stream to a tiny fraction of what it is now and basically all of its market cap exists only because it can and does personally profile anyone that touches any resource that uses its "like" or sign-on functions and sells that.

This "business model" is nothing other than an outrageous invasion of privacy, it occurs without your consent, you'd never consent to it if you did understand it fully and exactly how-accurately they can measure everything about you and you get directly screwed by various firms as a result to the tune of hundreds or thousands of dollars a year.

My reason to believe the latter?  Their ARPU could not possibly exist unless you're getting hosed for at least 10x that amount, since most "advertising" does not in fact drive behavior and is worth zero.  The small percentage that actually results in a conversion (sale) thus must support the entire ARPU generated or their business instantly collapses.


The REAL Social Media SCAM, Market Ticker, Karl Denninger, (20 March 2018)


Folks, cut the crap ok? 
I know what you're thinking -- I'll just turn off "third party cookies" and all will be ok (in relation to my previous article.) 
Incidentally, that is not the default for Chrome and other browsers.  Gee, I wonder why?  Who runs all sorts of third-party ad networks again? 
But that aside this doesn't work. 
The reason is an HTTP field called an "Etag." 
Etags, along with expiration dates and "If-Modified-Since" allow a browser to quickly check with a host whether or not content has changed, without re-downloading it.  Let's say you get an image on the web.  Later, you go back to the same page and the same image is there, since it has not changed.  If the image is still in your cache it is very wasteful to send the whole thing again -- which could be several megabytes.  Instead, if it hasn't changed, you can just display what's in the cache. 
Well, to know that, you need to know if the resource changed on the server end.  There are two ways to do this -- using a date stamp, and using what's called an "Etag." 
The latter can be attached to any resource, although it's usually attached to images.  The server sends down an Etag: field with the image in the HTTP headers, which is an opaque identifier.  In other words, from the browser's point of view it does not care what the string is; it doesn't represent a time, date, or anything other than a promise from the server that it shall change if the content has changed and needs to be re-sent. 
If this sounds like a cookie that's because it can be abused to become one, and you cannot shut it off unlike cookies! 
So let's say you disable third-party cookies.  Fine, you think.  Nope. 
I have a "Like" button.  Said button has an image.  That image is the finger pointing up, of course, and you must transfer it at least once.  I send an Etag with it, but instead of it being a change index it's unique to you! 
Now, every single time you request the button you send the Etag for the image.  If it hasn't changed (and it basically never will, right -- it's an upturned finger!) I send back "Not modified".  Except.... I just pinned to you, personally, that access to the page and you have third-party cookies turned  off! 
So I send back "Not modified" but you just told me who you are, what web page you were viewing, and your browser ID and IP address. 
I get all of this for every page you visit where such a button or function is present even if you never use it. 
Surprise! 
Oh by the way this works with beacons of course, since they're 1-pixel transparent images.  And no, I wasn't the first to figure this one out many years ago, and it's been known and in active use on the web for a long time. 
The premise that blocking third-party cookies prevents these folks from being able to figure out who you are and what arbitrary web content you are viewing is false!  Nice switch Mr. Browser writer, too bad it doesn't solve the problem! 
What this means is that you can be tracked specifically and individually, as you personally, with knowledge of who you are, where you are, when you clicked it and exactly what page you looked atwhenever you visit a page that has any such thing on it without your knowledge or consent should any such resource be included in that page.  It is inherently part of the web server's logs that the owner of the page you visit gets your browser ID, IP address and what you viewed.  But what you probably didn't know and certainly did not consent to is that through very trivial abuse any resource that comes from some other web property -- a like button, a sign-in option for other than a locally-stored account, even an ad can cause your system to obtain, store and regurgitate a unique identifier specific to you and your device whenever that resource is encountered, anywhere.  As soon as you do anything that links that identifier to you as a human that relationship is then known and never lost.  Indeed it can happen retroactively in that the tag can be generated one day and then days, weeks, months or even years later you might provide the missing component (your identity) on some other page that contains the same resource. 
There is no way for you to consent because it happens before you can possibly know it will and thus you can't give consent.  You also can't know in advance where else that "capturing" system for your presence might be operating. It works exactly like a third-party cookie except that you cannot shut it off other than by operating system (or firewall) blocking of the entire domain or IP address involved or by clearing all cached data on every access, which is extraordinarily wasteful.  If you're on an Android phone or an iPhone, since both prohibit editing the /etc/hosts file that would otherwise make blocking such possible without too much trouble (e.g. through "Adblock") you cannot reasonably interdict this at all on the stock browsers. 
You also cannot block this on desktop or tablet browsers without severely damaging your browsing experience.  Specifically, while you could conceivably load an extension to block all Etag headers doing so would probably get you blackballed on many sites (it sure would here and probably automatically as the system would consider it abuse!) because doing that would result in your data transfer requirements from the site skyrocketing as every single image would have to be sent on every access even if you already had an unaltered copy in your local system's cache in memory or on disk. 
Facebook's entire business model relies on this.  That is why they "offer" their sign-on system to newspapers, blogs and other web sites all over the world.  It is also why they have their "like" buttons everywhere.  It is through those "features" that they track everything you do online, even if you don't have an account with them, and all of that tracking processing and sale of whatever they learn of your personal life is done without any consent because it is not possible to consent to what you're not aware of in advance
This is why the only solution to Facebook's data mining, and they're not alone in this (and yes, it has to apply to all of these firms and those yet to come), is legislative.  This sort of activity -- collecting anything from those places where "like" buttons or any other third-party content is placed, or where sign-on credentials are used, and where that data is either used to inform decisions (e.g. advertising) or sold must be considered a felony criminal offense punished with the revocation of corporate charters and indictment of every officer and director of the firm involved. 
could trivially commit this sort of abuse, by the way, on The Ticker.  It would require a hell of a lot of storage, but it would be easy to do.  
I don't do it because it's wrong. 
Others don't give a crap if it's wrong. 
Zucker****er is one of the worst.  His latest missive is especially damning, in that it deliberately omits the fact that Obama's 2012 campaign used such data mining.  He didn't object then because they wanted the Democrats to win.  Note that he takes no credit for that, nor does he accept blame.  He simply lies by omission. 
No, you can't fix this by not having a social media account personally since you don't have to sign in for you to be tracked and the tracking not only happens on the site in question it happens anywhere connections to that site are found such as images, buttons or other related functionality. 
For this reason the problem can only be fixed legislatively or if all of said firms are driven out of business due to mass-revulsion by the people -- either way the only fix is if pulling this crap is an instant corporate death sentence right here, right now.  

The OTHER Half Of The Social Scam (MUST READ), Market Ticker, Karl Denninger, (23 March 2018)

Something to ponder...

This entry was posted over at the Thinking Housewife blog last week.  It gives one something to think about when compared to the dross that comes out of the idiot box.  The occult is known for mocking its victims and how more of a macabre jest can one create than pinning crimes on an enemy, that you committed, while letting those in the know you are hoodwinking everyone?
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She Hava De Gun

April 6, 2018


NASIM AGHDAM, the woman allegedly involved in what appeared to be a comically staged shooting at Youtube headquarters, does squats joyfully and energetically before her national flag, and to the tune of “Hava Nagila,” in this video. Miss Aghdam is probably on an island beach somewhere right now resting up from her “suicide.”
“Hava de guns, Hava de guns, Hava de guns and we be happy.”
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source: Thinking Housewife, She Hava De Gun

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Gaudy and (excessively) Excruciating — Francis’ new Apostolic Exhortation is released




Christ may be resurrected but Francis doesn't want you to rejoice in it. For in this Easter season he has released another Apostolic Exhortation full of his banal modernist thoughts and in the process heaped a Cross onto the backs of pewsitters that take the Novus Ordo seriously. This rumored encyclical instead turned out to be an Apostolic Exhortation but don’t worry it’s filled with a strong condemnation of Catholics neopelagians. The burdensome Gaudete et exsultate (Rejoice and be glad) was launched with its own video trailer. Watch it and see what you will learn from reading the document.




some of the excerpted lowlights
(by no means is it to be considered exhaustive)

(bold is ours for emphasis, our comments in italics)

A contemplative life is bad
26. It is not healthy to love silence while fleeing interaction with others, to want peace and quiet while avoiding activity, to seek prayer while disdaining service. Everything can be accepted and integrated into our life in this world, and become a part of our path to holiness. We are called to be contemplatives even in the midst of action, and to grow in holiness by responsibly and generously carrying out our proper mission. 
Traditionalists (aka pelagians) are bad 
58. Not infrequently, contrary to the promptings of the Spirit, the life of the Church can become a museum piece or the possession of a select few. This can occur when some groups of Christians give excessive importance to certain rules, customs or ways of acting. The Gospel then tends to be reduced and constricted, deprived of its simplicity, allure and savour. This may well be a subtle form of pelagianism, for it appears to subject the life of grace to certain human structures. It can affect groups, movements and communities, and it explains why so often they begin with an intense life in the Spirit, only to end up fossilized… or corrupt.
Francis is an oppressor because he apes the Faith 
94. Persecutions are not a reality of the past, for today too we experience them, whether by the shedding of blood, as is the case with so many contemporary martyrs, or by more subtle means, by slander and lies. Jesus calls us blessed when people “utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account” (Mt 5:11). At other times, persecution can take the form of gibes that try to caricature our faith and make us seem ridiculous.
Francis want charity without discrimination for one’s responsibilities
98. If I encounter a person sleeping outdoors on a cold night, I can view him or her as an annoyance, an idler, an obstacle in my path, a troubling sight, a problem for politicians to sort out, or even a piece of refuse cluttering a public space. Or I can respond with faith and charity, and see in this person a human being with a dignity identical to my own, a creature infinitely loved by the Father, an image of God, a brother or sister redeemed by Jesus Christ. That is what it is to be a Christian! Can holiness somehow be understood apart from this lively recognition of the dignity of each human being?[82]
Don’t fret over communism and stop protesting abortion so strongly
101. The other harmful ideological error is found in those who find suspect the social engagement of others, seeing it as superficial, worldly, secular, materialist, communist or populist. Or they relativize it, as if there are other more important matters, or the only thing that counts is one particular ethical issue or cause that they themselves defend. Our defence of the innocent unborn, for example, needs to be clear, firm and passionate, for at stake is the dignity of a human life, which is always sacred and demands love for each person, regardless of his or her stage of development. Equally sacred, however, are the lives of the poor, those already born, the destitute, the abandoned and the underprivileged, the vulnerable infirm and elderly exposed to covert euthanasia, the victims of human trafficking, new forms of slavery, and every form of rejection.[84] We cannot uphold an ideal of holiness that would ignore injustice in a world where some revel, spend with abandon and live only for the latest consumer goods, even as others look on from afar, living their entire lives in abject poverty.  
Welcome the invading Moslem hordes into your countries
102. We often hear it said that, with respect to relativism and the flaws of our present world, the situation of migrants, for example, is a lesser issue. Some Catholics consider it a secondary issue compared to the “grave” bioethical questions. That a politician looking for votes might say such a thing is understandable, but not a Christian, for whom the only proper attitude is to stand in the shoes of those brothers and sisters of ours who risk their lives to offer a future to their children. Can we not realize that this is exactly what Jesus demands of us, when he tells us that in welcoming the stranger we welcome him (cf. Mt 25:35)? Saint Benedict did so readily, and though it might have “complicated” the life of his monks, he ordered that all guests who knocked at the monastery door be welcomed “like Christ”,[85] with a gesture of veneration;[86] the poor and pilgrims were to be met with “the greatest care and solicitude”.[87]
103. A similar approach is found in the Old Testament: “You shall not wrong a stranger or oppress him, for you yourselves were strangers in the land of Egypt” (Ex 22:21). “When a stranger resides with you in your land, you shall not oppress him. The stranger who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; and you shall love him as yourself; for you were strangers in the land of Egypt” (Lev 19:33-34). This is not a notion invented by some Pope, or a momentary fad. In today’s world too, we are called to follow the path of spiritual wisdom proposed by the prophet Isaiah to show what is pleasing to God. “Is it not to share your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him, and not to hide yourself from your own kin? Then your light shall break forth like the dawn” (58:7-8). 
Blogs such as Call Me Jorge... are bad
115. Christians too can be caught up in networks of verbal violence through the internet and the various forums of digital communication. Even in Catholic media, limits can be overstepped, defamation and slander can become commonplace, and all ethical standards and respect for the good name of others can be abandoned. The result is a dangerous dichotomy, since things can be said there that would be unacceptable in public discourse, and people look to compensate for their own discontent by lashing out at others. It is striking that at times, in claiming to uphold the other commandments, they completely ignore the eighth, which forbids bearing false witness or lying, and ruthlessly vilify others. Here we see how the unguarded tongue, set on fire by hell, sets all things ablaze (cf. Jas 3:6).
A cloistered life isn't good
140. When we live apart from others, it is very difficult to fight against concupiscence, the snares and temptations of the devil and the selfishness of the world. Bombarded as we are by so many enticements, we can grow too isolated, lose our sense of reality and inner clarity, and easily succumb.
Discernment is the key to everything & change is good except when it’s not good.  If we block change we are blocking the Holy Spirit.
166. How can we know if something comes from the Holy Spirit or if it stems from the spirit of the world or the spirit of the devil? The only way is through discernment, which calls for something more than intelligence or common sense. It is a gift which we must implore. If we ask with confidence that the Holy Spirit grant us this gift, and then seek to develop it through prayer, reflection, reading and good counsel, then surely we will grow in this spiritual endowment.
An urgent need
167. The gift of discernment has become all the more necessary today, since contemporary life offers immense possibilities for action and distraction, and the world presents all of them as valid and good. All of us, but especially the young, are immersed in a culture of zapping. We can navigate simultaneously on two or more screens and interact at the same time with two or three virtual scenarios. Without the wisdom of discernment, we can easily become prey to every passing trend.
168. This is all the more important when some novelty presents itself in our lives. Then we have to decide whether it is new wine brought by God or an illusion created by the spirit of this world or the spirit of the devil. At other times, the opposite can happen, when the forces of evil induce us not to change, to leave things as they are, to opt for a rigid resistance to change. Yet that would be to block the working of the Spirit. We are free, with the freedom of Christ. Still, he asks us to examine what is within us – our desires, anxieties, fears and questions – and what takes place all around us – “the signs of the times” – and thus to recognize the paths that lead to complete freedom. “Test everything; hold fast to what is good” (1 Thess 5:21).
Best footnote ever
[73] Detraction and calumny are acts of terrorism: a bomb is thrown, it explodes and the attacker walks away calm and contented. This is completely different from the nobility of those who speak to others face to face, serenely and frankly, out of genuine concern for their good.

Gaudete et exsultate, Apostolic Exhortation of Francis (19 March 2018).


Who wrote this? Was it Francis’ perverted ghostwriter, ‘Smoochie’ Fernandez? It has to be because it’s as if the majority of the document is a copy-and-paste job from Fernandez’s writings and the speeches of Francis. It reads like a new age book filled with sophisms. Don’t worry, if you take ‘Gaudete et exsultate’ to heart, ‘Smoochie’ and Francis will heal you with kisses and spiritual hugs, unless you practice the Catholic Faith...so rejoice and be glad!