The Power of Location


Here’s a new and growing security risk… the privacy of our location.

Our privacy is being eroded everywhere… our finances… our spending habits, our communications, our identity, even the condition of our health.  Yeah…. yeah… I know there are medical privacy laws.  Try paying for specific medications with a credit card  and see how long that privacy lasts.

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The Leica camera I carry wherever I go.

Many privacy advocates worry about all the pictures that are (or can) be taken of us everywhere.  A bigger concern should be the pictures we take…. and much more!

One loss of privacy that has not been looked at so much is the privacy of our location.  

Knowing where we are is a key to winning the war against our privacy.  Knowledge is everything!

If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.

Sun Tzu The art of War

If our home is our castle, then the power to protect it is of extreme importance.   This power comes from being there or not letting others know when we are not there.  Yet many are giving away the secrets of their presence many times a day.

A record of our location is being kept… and is available for sale.  A Wall Street Journal article “Your location data is being sold often without your knowledge” (1) explains the problem.

As location-aware advertising goes mainstream—like that Jack in the Box ad that appears whenever you get near one, in whichever app you have open at the time—and as popular apps harvest your lucrative location data, the potential for leaking or exploiting this data has never been higher.

Every time you say “yes” to an app that asks to know your location, you are also potentially authorizing that app to sell your data about your location.

Dozens of companies track location and/or serve ads based on this data. They aim to compile a complete record of where everyone in America spends their time, in order to chop those histories into market segments to sell to corporate advertisers.

This is already big business. 16 billion dollars was spent on location based ads last year.

Here is the problem!

Imagine the Equifax breach, except instead of your Social Security number, it’s everywhere you’ve been, including your home, your workplace and your children’s schools.

The fix, at least for now, is that with most individual data vendors holding only parts of your data, your complete, identifiable profile is never all in one place. Giants like Facebook and Alphabet ’s Google, which do have all your data in one place.

I saw this with my Leica V-Lux 30 camera that I carry everywhere, but there is one feature I had not figured out.

I was taking part of the family on a Lake Dora boat cruise.  This is a wonderful trip into a beautiful part of the world.

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Lake Dora at Lakeside Inn.

I was busily snapping photos of Granddaughter, Matilda.

This was a perfect day, idyllic warm sun… cool shadows… gentle breeze, surrounded by four generations… perfect… nothing could intrude… until advertisements for the Mt. Dora Trolly started appearing on the screen of my camera!

The Leica has a GPS and in fiddling with the dials I must have turned it on.  Someone (via a variety of programs and algorithms) had figured out who I was and where I was and was sending me commercial advertisements though my camera!

That incident really set me thinking.  Of course I could turn the GPS off.  Of course this was commercial intrusion and not government.   This was a small incident but huge in the realization how far we have become dependent on technology that eradicates our privacy and allows intrusion in our lives.

Since the 1970s, my books and reports have looked at how to become independent… global and how to protect assets.  Yet all this is changing.

Here is why.

The basis of  independence in the 1970s was being multi national… to live in one country… bank in a second with a corporation in a third and an office in a fourth.

This would still be effective approach except governments have now learned a new tactic.  They do not regulate the person… they regulate the medium.

Because governments  did not like bank privacy, they did not create anti bank privacy laws that regulated the public.  Instead they created “know your customer” and reporting laws on the banks.  Governments then simply took control of the banking system.

Once the intrusion has been accepted in this big way… the insidious nature begins… petty… frustrating at its least, even dangerous and malevolent.

What to do?

Expand our horizons and broaden our perspectives.  Those of us who were born and educated after WWII are victims of education.  We are taught that certain freedoms are inalienable privileges that cannot be taken away.  Such rights really are responsibilities to which we must attend.

Mankind has always had ups and downs.

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The monastery of Taung Kalat at allworldbest blogspot (2). See more at most inaccessible monasteries (3).

History suggests that every generation has had a cross to bear.  A few of us have had the incredible good fortune to enjoy over five decades with extreme prosperity, very few restrictions on our liberty and very little war.  These conditions were in tune with what we were taught.  As these conditions have unraveled there is a temptation to curse the change rather than give deep thanks for the luck as we figure out how to adapt.

The sun always shines somewhere and many readers have chosen to move to Ecuador, Panama, the Isle of Man, Dominican Republic and other places we have visited over the years.  Due to the global economy, this tactic is not as effective as in the past because governments use technology to reduce privacy everywhere.

The chaotic laws of nature that rule human activity say that under the right conditions chaos spontaneously evolves into a lockstep, smooth pattern.  Then this spontaneous order dissolves once more.

When we begin to feel pain from dissolution of freedoms we have enjoyed, it is good to remember how Rome fell about two millenia ago.  Italy remains a pleasant place for many to this day.  Change never causes the complication.  Failure to adapt is the problem.

The sun always shines somewhere and now the brightest lights must come from within.  We may not be able to depend on laws anywhere to protect our  private castles, but if we adopt good missions and right actions, wherever we are can be a good place to be.

We can still choose where to live and where to earn.  See how to Live anywhere and earn everywhere below.

Gary

Live Anywhere – Earn Everywhere

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I invite you to join Merri and me in expecting the world to get better… to live and earn based on that expectation but…  to also prepare for bad times as well as good.

Just in case… the world goes sideways… we will still survive and prosper.

We do not give up anything much.  We can enjoy the good parts of the new economy, as we protect ourselves from what can be bad.

For example in my report “Live Anywhere-Earn Everywhere”,  you’ll see how to make your dining room table bring you more control, more time, more income and more freedom.  After all, what can be more accessible than a dining room table?

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Dining room tables we worked from (and we also sold the tables for a profit).

You’ll even learn how to turn dining room tables into income and tax deductions as we have with these dining room tables we build out of local wood.

Let me be clear.  I expect that the world will get better, at least for the few who adapt and avoid the dangers that the changes from the COVID pandemic will bring. 

The wealth of the world, albeit with inequality, will continue to grow.  This collapse of the global economy will bring an incredible new opportunity for those who know what to do.  Thes profit making avenues offer enormous income potential and even work well in disaster scenarios.

Let me provide one simple, concrete example.  Ginseng.

This is a great health root.  The demand is growing especially in China.  At times good dried Ginseng sells for $1,000 a pound!  This is an incredible and easy crop to grow.   The less care you give it, the more valuable it can become.  Yet if everything goes south, the health qualities will be good to have and make it an excellent barter item.  Once you know what to do with ginseng, it’s easy to grow in your back yard.

Even better one of the best kept secrets is that ginseng and 125 other medicinal crops that are currently unsustainable but can be grown on land  that is extraordinarily cheap.

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Ginseng we grew in our back yard.  I know about growing ginseng through experience and explain why and how in the report “Live Anywhere – Earn Everywhere”.

Loquats are another example of an easy to grow crop that help promote natural health.

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Here I am by one of the many loquat trees at our Florida farm.

Loquats are a great fruit for making jam and such, but the loquat leaf has amazing medicinal qualities.  Its is a registered medicine in China and due to its anti viral and respiratory system enhancing qualities has an especially  growing demand right now.   The images below from Amazon.com show that the leaves sell for about a dollar per leaf!

I have many trees on the farm but started growing loquat seedlings last year.

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Loquat leaf tea has become really important during the pandemic due to its respiratory strengthening qualities.

I have been drinking a lot of home made loquat leaf tea during the pandemic.

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Our North Carolina greenhouse.

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Our Florida greenhouse.

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This pond we created at our farm brought us pleasure but also helped create a safe, healthy food supply, extra income and a tax deduction as well.

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(1) www.wsj.com: Your location data is being sold often without your knowledge

(2) allworldbest.blogspot.com/2012/03/most-remote-monasteries.html

(3) www.amusingplanet.com/2012/09/5-most-inaccessible-monasteries-in-world.html