Real quick, if you own an iPhone, I guarantee there’s something you have on your phone that could get you into trouble.
See, for Freedom Friday this week, I want to keep it short and sweet, but I also want to talk to you about something that you might NOT have realized is a threat to your gun rights.
Big Tech giant Apple just announced that it’s going to start scanning all the photos taken with iPhones.
The idea is that they’ll be able to spot anyone making inappropriate videos of children.
(I can’t actually use the words we’re all thinking, because that’ll get this page flagged, but you get the idea.)
But if your first thought is, “That sounds like a great way to stop that kind of thing,” think again.
Because you know what the people in charge at Big Tech think is just as bad as those “inappropriate videos?”
That’s right: Big Tech HATES your guns and your gun rights.
They already use advanced algorithms and image recognition technology to scan social media sites for pictures of things like guns and knives, because THAT is how they stop you from selling “forbidden products” in their marketplaces.
(Facebook, for example, forbids sales of many firearms accessories, and even hit my page with a violation once for sharing a humorous meme about guns being for sale on Amazon.)
So, let me ask you: How long do you think it will be before companies like Apple, who are already scanning all your images for illegal content…
…decide to help their friends in the government spot “insurrectionists” and “domestic terrorists” who have pictures of…
- “Don’t Tread On Me” flags
- Pictures taken from political protests
…and anything ELSE they disapprove of?
Be honest: You’ve used your phone to take picture of weapons you own, or of places you go, or of other things the censors at Big Tech wouldn’t like.
I know, because we’ve ALL done it.
And don’t think you’re safe if you don’t have an iPhone, because it’s only a matter of time before Google (the folks behind Android) start doing the same thing.
It’s a very slippery slope… and it means you have to take a real, hard look at the technology you use.
I’m not saying don’t use your iPhone or your latest Android phone.
I’m saying DO think about what you take pictures of, and NEVER give them data they can use against you.
There’s plenty of information online about the simple steps you can take to confuse and fool Big Tech.
The move, though, is ALWAYS to think before you click – and ask yourself how the information you’re putting “into the ether” could be used against you.
Something to think about, right?