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Saying goodbye to Yahoo. Taking back my privacy a little at a time..

“When was the last time you spoke with your friends or family about internet privacy? Sadly, for most people, the answer is never. In general, people believe that only a small percentage of people care about privacy, and while we know that isn’t true, it is something that keeps most people from talking about privacy.” Privacy Mythbusting #1: Nobody else cares about privacy! (Umm, yes they do.)

I’ve deleted everything in my Yahoo account and closed it. I will not respond to anyone with a Yahoo account at the end of their email. I’m slowly moving away from the “Big Three” FaceBook, Google and Twitter. Maybe not moving away but definitely building and giving myself options. This is how it started a few weeks ago for me. I got my Yahoo “Terms Of Service Privacy Notice”  and posted this.

I did and this is what I wrote and Tweeted back to them in segments.

“First of thank you for finally listing to your users and deleting all the “Photos” you stored. I hope they are truly deleted and not stored somewhere. I’m not aware of ever giving you permission to do that.

I had Twitted, wrote a blog post and shared a piece from another site about your new Privacy Policy.

You Tweeted back and suggested I come here.

I am very displeased that you feel the need to scan emails related to banking and financial information, not to mention that the sites you own are allowed to scan emails, instant messages, photos, and other user data and that the agreement also says that the data may be shared with Oath’s parent company, Verizon.

With all the news about data sharing and privacy concerns(not to mention the data that has been hacked and stolen from you in the past) I’m amazed that a large corporation like yours would double down on a policy like this as if to say screw you joe blow public.

We should have an option to opt out of data sharing. Big companies like yours can still get plenty of revenue from sponsors and paid advertisement.

I would like to see you drop the law suit you joined suing California Consumer Privacy Act as Facebook has.”

Never heard anything more from Yahoo until three days ago, this was their response.

Yahoo feedback response.

Yahoo feedback response.

So, that’s what I just finished doing today. It took me a couple days because I had to do some research and look for a new email provider. I never really gave email much of a thought.

When I first started using the INTERNET back in the 90″s I just went with the flow pretty much like everyone else I assume. What a journey it’s been, growing, adapting and watching all the changes. Those of you that are old enough, remember AOL. It was about the only game in town so to speak and once you figured out there was more things available to you trying to get out of AOL was a nightmare to say the least.

I started my search for new email  searching for security and privacy in mind and had to learn what some technical terms meant like, IMAP, SMTP, or POP3 and other things. Here’s some of the articles I found if your interested. The 5 Best Secure Email Services for 2018Best Free Email Services of 2018List of Secure Email Providers that take Privacy SeriousA List Of Email Providers That Don’t Track You.

I’m on a budget and just want basics free email service with a reasonable expectation of privacy. If you really want to take privacy serious you can pay for it or get into encryption but that seams pretty time consuming to me, slow and every one has to have a key and be up on it. You can also go dark of course but thats slow too and you have to take a lot into consideration and make some adjustments.

Anyways I’ve got two email accounts one for the Big Three, Facebook, Google and Twitter with no contact info or personal info in the account. Another for regular email and the other social media outlets I’m on. I’ve been gradually switching, using, moving to the other social media outlet’s for awhile now, moving away from the Big Three and their tracking, censoring and spying. I’ve been on Codias for awhile now and Minds for about a month, really enjoying Minds a lot of good people and mix. Just started using Gab and joined Me We. All looking pretty good and promising. I’ve been using Opera for my browser for about a year now and loving it and also use DuckDuckGo for search now.

If you follow Tucker Carlson He’s done some good reporting on the “Tech Giants” privacy and control. Heres the latest from last night. “In recent years, the digital video monopoly YouTube, which is part of the digital search monopoly Google, has been accused of trying to silence conservative viewpoints – an accusation they deny. The digital monopolies demand that we conform to their views, have too much power and are a threat to our country.” Tucker: Why YouTube’s alleged censorship matters

I know why the progressives and left don’t give a crap or want to do anything about the Big Three.

“calling the concerns a “conspiracy theory,” even as they defended tech giants’ right to censor content on the basis of political viewpoint.

Even as they mocked conservative concerns over tech censorship as a fantasy, congressional Democrats defended tech companies’ right to do it if they wanted to.” Two-Faced: Congressional Democrats Defend Tech Giant’s Right to Censor, also Call Censorship a ‘Conspiracy Theory’

But unless ‘The People” start to take it seriously or do something about it for themselves, things aren’t going to change. You  definitely can’t count on elected officials to take “Privacy” or “Personal Security” seriously, there’s just to much money on the line.

Anyway’s, good luck God Bless America and you.

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I guess we have to get used to it. Privacy is dead! Yahoo’s new privacy policies.

With all of the recent news and headlines about Facebook and all the big tech companies tracking us, sharing our information with little or no options for us to do anything about it. I’ve been thinking why isn’t Yahoo in the news? They certainty should be.

I don’t want government involved in much of anything with the exception of the way the founders originally planned for government involvement in states and our personal lives. But I think there should be some type of legislation that forbids these big tech companies from collecting, storing or sharing our personal info. There should be some way to do it.

Oath revamps Yahoo and AOL privacy policies to allow email, photo scans

You want to talk about gun violence?

Last night I caught part of Bill OReilly’s weekly Newsmax interview, he talked about a 2016 stat “Homicides In Chicago Eclipse U.S. Death Toll In Afghanistan And Iraq”. I had never heard about that before. I thought how amazing it is that the Mainstream media doesn’t cover that, what a shame.

“Chicago’s murder rate is spiralling out of control. Killings in the Windy City have already surpassed the 500 mark this year, more than New York and Los Angeles combined. The city hasn’t experienced a single day without a homicide since February of last year and the murder rate is at a 20-year high. The majority of the victims are young black men from a small number of neighborhoods in the city.” SEP 8, 2016:Homicides In Chicago Eclipse U.S. Death Toll In Afghanistan And Iraq [Infographic]

“This is a RUSH transcript from “The O’Reilly Factor,” April 21, 2014. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

O’REILLY: “FACTOR Follow-up” segment tonight, death and destruction in Chicago. After the brutal winter there, the spring season has ushered in more violent death.” Death and destruction in Chicago

RAHM EMANUEL does not like the description of Chicago as a tale of two cities. Yet in the last few days the discrepancy between the prosperous, glossy neighbourhoods downtown and on the north side, which are thriving more than ever since Mr Emanuel took over as mayor in 2010, and the poor, violent south of the city was highlighted once more. First came the good news with predictions that the Windy City is on track this year to break its own record of 54m annual tourist visits—up from 39m in 2010. Then on September 25th followed grim reading: the publication of the annual crime statistics of the FBI showed Chicago’s murder rate is again one of the highest in the country.”  Sep 26th 2017:Chicago accounted for 22% of a nationwide increase in murders last year

From my site, News and Headlines

“The city’s scary record of 343 homicides in 2017 affirms the city’s well-known reputation as a dangerous place to live. Even if 2018 has fewer homicides, it doesn’t take a fortune teller to predict that this year’s homicide rate will be high. Until the city substantially reduces its homicide and other crimes rates, people will continue to view the city as dangerous and be reluctant to stay or move here.

The city’s public school system is a disaster. Last year, some of the schools had zero students who were proficient in math.” What’s causing Baltimore’s population loss? It’s no mystery

“This week on Bill’s weekly Newsmax interview, Bill reflects on the March for Our Lives that took place over the weekend and explains the manipulation that is occurring. Stormy Daniels interviewed with ‘60 minutes’, most people are saying that the interview has dropped flat and nothing came out of it. As that may be the case, hear why these accusations are not going to stop and President Trump will see no to the issue. Watch the full interview at BillOReilly.com, each week.” Bill’s Weekly Newsmax Interview

Just some things to think about with all the “Gun Violence” rhetoric and “Gun Control” going around with Chicago having some of the most strictest gun control laws in the country.

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I can’t sleep at night, last night was no exception. But last night in the dark, I found treasure.

Like most night’s I sleep only for a couple hours at a time. Most day’s I’m in constant pain and last night it kept me from getting comfortable enough to sleep. Bla, bla, bla, everyone has problems.

Last night though, it turned out to be very prosperous. Usually when I share a article I post excerpt from it to give you a idea of what’s in it in hopes of getting you to read it.

This time though I’ll just give you the link. Be forewarned though the title is very misleading. When I first saw it I thought Oh great, another celebrity is going to share their infinite wisdom and school us./s Honestly, I didn’t know who she was. Like most conservative I don’t pay much attention to Celeb’s and only know of a few of the big name ones obviously.

Again, don’t let the title fool. Take the time and check it out. Well, maybe I’ll share a bit of the article after all.

“Chrissy Teigen struck a nerve when she tweeted on Monday that she is “not good with” the Bible.

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FILE — Chrissy Teigen at the 71st Tony Awards. (REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

Teigen, a supermodel, is married to singer John Legend, who will portray Jesus Christ in NBC’s forthcoming live rendition of “Jesus Christ Superstar” that airs Sunday. Just before visiting her husband on set, she took to Twitter,” Chrissy Teigen says she’s ‘not good with the Bible’ — Neither am I

Wasn’t that good, simple and just on time? Admittedly I have never come across the author before so I followed the him on twitter and checked out his website and added it to my favorites. While there I came across this gem.

Excerpts from the article, “The prophets are illuminating, yes. But immediately applicable? Not always . . . unless we broaden our view of application and consider the story behind the symbols.

Pressing On in the Dark

In that simple picture of a shoot coming out of a stump, I find hope to press on through dark times. It’s not applicational in that it gives me a task I need to do this week. But it applies to me because it reorients my thinking so that I see myself as part of a bigger story that God is writing, a story of his glory and my good.

Perhaps as you read this, you’re at such a low point that my words carry no hope at all. There’s no return, you say. Maybe you’re in the depths, or facing the end of your life, and you think: This is it. There’s just a stump. No shoot.” Deep Darkness Before Dawn

For me this was just all on time, at the right time, as God always is.

As always God bless America and you.

"Be of good cheer"

“Be of good cheer”

"Greater love hath no man".

“Greater love hath no man”.

As more and more Conservatives and people not in lock step with the left get banned and censored by the big three,(FaceBook,Google,Twitter) there are options.

I’ve been thinking about writing about this for a while and after seeing these tweets this morning I decided it was time.

Let’s start of with a couple post I’ve read and shared in the last couple of days.

With social-media giants becoming increasingly hostile to anyone who disagrees with statist and globalist ideology, a growing chorus of voices is sounding the alarm. Christians, conservatives, libertarians, patriots, and more have all been purged from key platforms. On Capitol Hill and across America, outrage over the politically motivated “censorship” is escalating. Now, with lawsuits flying and calls for regulation getting louder, a number of legal issues confront the Internet behemoths — Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Google, and more — that could see dramatic changes in the years ahead.  Social Media Purges of Conservatives and Christians Spark Outcry

In recent weeks, we have witnessed an unprecedented social media crackdown on conservative voices.  YouTube’s war with Alex Jones has gotten the most attention, but literally hundreds of conservative content creators have had their accounts penalized, suspended or deleted by YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other social media giants.  There appears to be a coordinated effort to target conservative viewpoints, because similar voices on the left are not receiving equal treatment.  If I win my race for Congress on May 15th, I am going to make fighting this sort of censorship one of my top priorities once I get to Washington. This Is The Worst Purge Of Conservative Voices In The History Of The Internet

I haven’t tried this one yet but I will. OneWay (The free speech and human friendly alternative to Google, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Reddit, Imgur and Patreon) below is where I heard about it.

In the world of social media, Facebook and Twitter are the twin Goliaths. They dominate the social media market. They also systematically censor posts and use manipulative tactics to influence the ways users think, interact with each other, and even vote in elections. But now, thanks to a love of free speech and the power of alt-tech, a new David has arrived on the scene to compete with those twin Goliaths. The new social media platform — ONEWAY — is prepared to become the platform for those who love free speech.  David vs. Goliath: New Social Media Site ONEWAY Takes On the Giants

I’ve been on Codias (THE SOCIAL NETWORK FOR CONSERVATIVES Find, connect, and communicate with conservatives nationwide – it’s free!) for a while now and am enjoy it. They keep improving as it grows.

I’ve just joined Minds , been on it about a week and it too is good. This is my profile roboe1 if your interested if you join. I just started a group there just now so there wont be anyone there but feel free to join. Conservative Refugees.

Before I joined Minds I read this and found it helpful, My first two days on Minds were very exciting, but a little confusing, and I missed a lot in the process. However, being a writer, the more items I’ve posted, the more the site makes sense, and now I am very familiar with the important aspects, and would like to share them with Newbies. The 8 basics are listed in order of priority, so that you know what you need to do first to get things going smoothly 8 Basic Essentials to Get Newbies started on Minds.com

This one too, Welcome, my new friend. I’m very glad you are here to take advantage of the many opportunities offered on this site. Here you are with your brand-new account on minds.com. What do you do now? I’m a user like yourself and have compiled something I hope will be easy, simple, logical, and helpful to you on this new adventure. This site has a lot to recommend it, so let’s get started. MINDS 101 FOR NEWBIES

Below is a good read I just came across today on Minds.

I have a solution. We must decentralize communication and create accounts across multiple platforms. It is far too easy to censor one single outlet and delete your individual profile. Having several will enable us all to build a larger web of communication as well as back up information that may be deleted.

Assembling multiple diverse media networks which offer a variety of content from independent creators will provide robust alternatives to mainstream media. It cannot be stressed enough — it is absolutely paramount for every person to categorically reject corporately-funded propaganda, as it is intended to advance agendas of special interest groups at the expense of the well-being of working class Americans. Do not trust or share media content that is created or funded by any organization with conflicts of interest. Instead, support the plethora of independent underground news outlets available. Battling Online Censorship

INCYMI Tucker Carlson Interviewed the CEO of Minds a while ago. Social media network CEO: How Google censors my company

I’ve been using DuckDuckgo (Your data shouldn’t be for sale.At DuckDuckGo, we agree. 1Block advertising trackers. 2Keep your search history private. 3Take control of your personal data.) for my search engine for about a year now and prefer it over Google.

I use Opera (Fast, secure, easy-to-use browser Try the Opera browser – now with a built-in ad blocker, battery saver and free VPN.) for my browser and really enjoy the options it offers.

The following is a long post but very informative and admittedly, some of it I don’t get but it does have good information.

How to Combat Online Surveillance + More.

Governments have transformed the internet into a surveillance platform, but they are not omnipotent. They’re limited by material resources as much as the rest of us. We might not all be able to prevent the NSA and GCHQ from spying on us, but we can at least create more obstacles and make surveilling us more expensive. The more infrastructure you run, the safer the communication will be.

Well thats it. If you have any more options, suggestion fell free to leave a comment.

AS always, God bless America and you.