Carol Sakey


Stopping your Smart TV from harvesting your Personal Data:  A TV is no longer just a device that’s shows you content, it’s a two way mirror allowing the user to be observed in real time by a network of advertiser and data brokers. To gather as much information as possible about your behaviour, interests, preferences and demographics so it can be monetized mainly through targeted advertising, and its difficult to avoid. A study dome by imperial College London found data from a Smart TV and other Smart Devices was sent to Google ad-business and to Netflix, even if people did not have Netflix. Most Apps installed on your Smart TV will be snitching to a large network of advertiser and data brokers. The purpose of this is to gather as much information as possible about your behaviour, interests, preferences and demographics so it can be monetised, mainly through targeted advertising.”. There is no clear cut answer as to what is done with the data, its highly opaque, and is unclear why the data is being harvested and where its being sent.

There is not much difference between TV brands. Manufacturers claim to use your information for “personalisation” and quality of content, but it is common to sell this type of data, anonymised or semi-anonymised, to third parties, advertising companies or streaming services. “After the data has been sold, it is out of the manufacturer’s control,” Using ‘streaming services’ on a Smart TV is another sure-fire way of handing over lots of your personal data. Apps such as Netflix, Amazon, Prime and Now TV tend to claim they only use data for necessary services such as recommendations or credit checks, but this can include data such as device identifiers, geo-location, browser type, email address and payment information. Netflix has powerful recommendations that algorithms fuel by helping users to choose which shows to watch. If you log onto Netflix via your browser you can tweak the privacy settings to limit the data that’s collected and shared, you can opt out of this.

AUTOMATIC CONTENT RECOGNITION (ACR): Is a scary feature when you purchased you TV its usually turned on to default settings this uses analytical techniques to identify videos and audio running on the TV, matching it against a big database to identify whats being played.

ACR: Works on anything played on the TV including DVDs and Blu-rays, CDs and games The viewing of data and habits are shared with manufacturers and ultimately sold to advertiser in order to target you with adds. When your TV is connected to your home router data will include your IP Address and location (Source-Jake Moore. Global Cybersecurity Advisor at a Security Company ‘ESET’). ACR can be used for unsettling profiling, as it has analytical technologies availability, data from facial recognition, sentiment analysis, speech to text & content analysis these can  be gathered to build an in depth picture of an individual user.

Instead of matching content against a list of movies, ACR could in theory be analysed for political position, ethnicity, socio-economics position etc., highly abusive in the wrong hands.

Using the browser on your TV lacks the antivirus and additional security settings built into your smartphone or PC. Cyber attackers can eavesdrop on the browsers traffic and compromise the cookies that manage authentication to online services such as social media accounts or online banking, and impersonate people (Source: Senior Lecturer at De Montford University’s Cyber Security Centre. Leicester)

“Cyber-attackers can eavesdrop on the browser’s traffic and compromise the cookies that manage authentication to online services, such as social media accounts or online banking, and impersonate people,” says Dr Francisco Navarro, a senior lecturer at De Montfort University’s Cyber Security Centre in Leicester.

If you use your smart phone as a TV remote be mindful that connecting to a Smart TV with a mobile will be done via Bluetooth or across the network therefore “if the Smart TV was hacked it might be used to attack your mobile device, the risk is low” (Source: James Griffiths. Co-Founder and Technical Director at Cyber Security Associates) Smart TV’s will collect Data and you cannot stop this from happening altogether

By connecting to the internet you cannot stop the TV from collecting data altogether.  If you dumb your TV down too much it will affect your viewing experience, therefore its important to know say Netflix features, knowing there are some basic measurements you can take to protect yourself from Smart TV spying. Turn off ACR in the settings, disable ‘personalisation, opt-out of all advertising features and cover or disable camera’s and microphones. Make sure your Router is protected by changing the password. Yet there are some basic measures you can take to protect yourself from smart TV spying. Turn off ACR in the settings, disable personalisation, opt out of all advertising features and cover or disable cameras and microphones. You  can improve security by opting out of ‘web tracking’ when its offered and applying software updates as soon as they are available.

How to turn off the Snooping Feature on a Smart TV: On the Home screen, under Settings, scroll down to Privacy. Hover over it, and you’ll see entries for Advertising, Voice, Smart TV Experience and Privacy Policy. Under Advertising you can uncheck Personalize ads to stop getting targeted ads, and reset the advertising ID.

Remember that Smart TV’s collect data about what you watch with a technology called ‘Automatic Content Recognition” or ACR. You cannot stop all data collection without disconnecting the set from the internet, but you can turn off ACR on many models of Smart TVs. Note that Smart TVs may use another name for ‘ACR’ and the controls can be hard to find. Smart TVs are ‘Smart’ you may not be aware of it but your Smart TV knows, shares a lot of information about you.

The streaming apps on your TV set may collect data on you, even if you never sign in. And your Smart TV will also collect information for its manufacturer, possibly including your location which apps open more and more. These companies can also capture voice when you use the mic on a Smart TV Remote, and collect data about you from outside companies

Smart TVs may contain a camera, which can be found on the top edge of the TV. These TVs may also include microphones or collect viewing data. The options to turn off each of these features typically reside in the settings menu. Consumers can find the camera on a Smart TV by looking for a circle where the lens is situated, typically at the top edge of the TV. By putting the camera on the top of the screen, brands ensure that the camera can see the user, who will presumably sit directly in front of the TV.

The Microphone On The Smart TV: May use your voice control to gather more information about you as a viewer. Many brands state that they do not save this information on the server, however someone nefarious can easily hack the microphone as they would a camera.

Most TVs with camera’s do not include an indicator to show the camera is on. Some Smart TVs have a microphone symbol that shows on the TV when its listening, others may have an indicator light. If your TV is listening through the microphone it will typically respond to the users command.


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Propaganda information is intended to persuade an audience to accept a particular idea or cause, often by using biased material or by stirring up emotions was one of the most powerful tools the Nazis used to consolidate their power and cultivate an “Aryan national community” in the mid-1930s.

Whether or not propaganda was truthful or tasteful was irrelevant to the Nazis. Goebbels wrote in his diary, “No one can say your propaganda is too rough, too mean; these are not criteria by which it may be characterized. It ought not be decent nor ought it be gentle or soft or humble; it ought to lead to success.” Hitler wrote in Mein Kampf that to achieve its purpose, propaganda must “be limited to a very few points and must harp on these in slogans until the last member of the public understands what you want him to understand by your slogan. As soon as you sacrifice this slogan and try to be many-sided, the effect will piddle away.”

The effects of propaganda are more complex than simple brainwashing, and that Hitler succeeded because many German people shared some of the beliefs that were transmitted through Nazi propaganda.



‘Traffic Light Response Framework’ is much much more than Jacinda Ardern is letting on, it is a performance tracker.
The World Economic Forum several years ago introduced a new asset class to compare this with UN Agenda 2030 SDG’s as a comparison.
The Traffic Light Response has been around for almost a decade and is used as an indicator to track personal data. This personal data is used to measure transformational change from a freemarket economy to a multistakeholder capitalist economy.
To replace the old normal with the new normal (The Great Reset)
The World Economic Forum and the UN officially signed a partnership together in 2019.
The UN and WEF Partnership means that the World Economic Forum, that represents these Multistakeholder Capitalist Corporation now have the ability to advise the UN, thus becoming a One World Global Corporate Governance…..
But it does not stop their the worst is yet to come..



Many years ago I use to do the pools weekly, hoping to win a fortune, but never won enough to buy a cuppa coffee.
Plan’s promises, assumptions, predictions and assumptions through visualizations and idea’s. There are always winners and losers. The goals have shifted to accommodate the winners.

Whom are the winners that have been planning this Glasgow Grand Final over the years that is taking place and what is it all about. The propaganda machine in New Zealand have as usual gone silently dumber than dumb on the reporting on the huge gathering in Glasgow. They obviously have been given strict orders by Ardern as to what they can and cannot report, after-all the government has purchased them as they have the University Data Research Laboratories. Money talks and bull shit walks.

James Shaw has headed off to Glasgow with delegates in tow, all paid at taxpayers expense. UN Member Nations leaders, the WEF CEO’s of wealthy greedy Stakeholder capitalist corporations and UN Agency staff thousands of these people gather together to focus on the UN Global Compact
The UN Global Compact was introduced in the year 2000. The Guidelines to the UN Global Compact came about in 2011. 9,500 participating large companies, CEO’s of Multi-Stakeholder Capitalist Corporations, 3,000 non- business participants have agreed and promoted the UN Global Compact.

The UN Global Compact was launched by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan in 2000, this being a focus on aligning corporate and public policy. The CEO of the United Nations heads the UN Global Compact. This year Abdulla Shahid is in a leadership position at this massive gathering in Glasgow. He is now the new president of the UN General Assembly. He is a Maldivian politician of Foreign Affairs. UNGA will now be the real parliament of the World.

COP26 Glasgow 1 – 12th November 2021, the switch from the Free-market economy to Multistakeholder Capitalist Corporate Governance is happening real fast. The UN Climate Change Glasgow conference the rapid progression for Stakeholder Capitalist Corporations and large companies, Big Tech, Big Pharma and Bayers-Monsanto etc., This huge financial sector is moving to centre stage and I pray for those small businesses, small farms and the farming communities that these wealthy greedy monsters will destroy.

The UN and WEF official partnership has finally gone public, although their relationship had been going on for quite some number of years.
The Glasgow Conference will focus on the ‘Green Zones’, how crucial it is to meet zero emissions by target date 2050. Mission Zero is Mission Impossible, after-all this place called earth is a carbon based planet. Every living being has a carbon footprint, without carbon bye bye every living being on this earth..

This indeed is our government and those that collaborate with them that are betraying the people of New Zealand. UN Member Nations Governments betraying their peoples, destroying small businesses, services, tradies and the farming community. Already this stress is effecting individuals families all over the world.
Without the plandemic the multistakeholder Capitalist Organizations would not have the ability with such hasty brutality replace the world’s free-market econ, a corporate economy with a multistakeholder capitalist corporate economy.

The world is governed by a public -private global governance. New Zealand is to be controlled by a corporate governance. The rich become richer and the middle class worker poorer, and the poor population increase significantly. More people reliant on the welfare state thus the welfare state has increased power to control our everyday lives. And kits all about control and compliance.

Cop 26 accelerating Climate Action, climate alarmism. The green mask that hinds the ugly evil face of socialism. The climate of hypocrisy and betrayal, the theory of crisis, a spiritual warfare fiddling twiddling with peoples minds to modify peoples behaviour. Acceleration to UN Agenda 2030. Leave no-one behind, everyone, everywhere at every age . The decade of vaccines, the Global Strategy for Vaccines, leave no-one behind- everyone, every where at every age all pre-planned.

UN Agenda 2030 introduced 2015 17 SDG’s, global development goals, leave no-one behind. 17 out of these 17 global development goals relate to Climate Alarmism.

UN Agenda 2030, 14 out of these 17 global development goals relates to vaccines, leave no-one behind. Big Tech, Big Pharma, Bayer-Monsanto etc., and other Multistakeholder capitalist wealthy greedy corporations partnering governments all over the world.
Yes climate change is happening, it has since time on earth began roughly 8.5 billion years of variable climate, at times much warmer than it is now. It’s not the premature ending of the world, they just want to end the world you lived in before COVID-19 struck, as Antonio Guterres leader of the UN said “We Must Not Go Back To The Old Normal”.

But what if you want your life to go back to the old normal, before COVID-19, with great obsession and determination those meeting at the UN COP 26 Conference are determined you will never go back to that old normal again. They are planning your future, and they have been doing this for many years now, however now is crunch time, and they have used the plandemic to achieve their global mission. (The UN Global Compact)

Here are a few facts:-
Humans are not causing a sixth extinction and the Amazon is not the lungs of the world. Climate Change is not making natural disasters worse. Fires have declines 25% around the world since 2003.

The amount of land we use for meat, humankinds biggest use of land has actually declined by as much as the size of an area as large as Alaska. The build-up of wood fuel and more houses near forests, not climate change, explain why there are more and more dangerous fires in Australia and California.
Carbon emissions are declining in most rich nations and have been declining in Britain, Germany and France since the 1970’s. Netherlands became rich not poor while adapting to life below sea level.

We produce 25% more food than we need and food surpluses will continue to rise as the world gets hotter. Habitat loss and the direct killing of wild animals are bigger threats to species than climate change.
Wood fuel is far worse for people and wildlife than fossil fuels
Preventing future pandemics requires more not less industrial agriculture.

Anyone challenging climate alarmism will be character assassinated.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said “The world is going to end in 12 years if we do not address the climate” Green journalist Bill McKibbon stated “climate change is the greatest challenge humans have ever faced, it will wipe out civilization”
One out of 5 children in a study in England said they suffered nightmares because of what they were taught in school about climate alarmism.
Please people read Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All. The author is Michael Shellenberger. The author had been fighting for a greener planet for decades, he was a co-creator of the ‘Green Deal’. In 2019, it was claimed that billions of people were going to die, thus contributing to rising anxiety among children and adolescents.

After being a lifelong environmental activist, a leading energy expert and a father of a teenage daughter he felt the need to speak out. Michael Shellenberger felt this huge need to separate science from fiction.

The powerful force behind this Global Eco-Political Anxiety are those with massive financial interests, desires for power and status.
Michael Shellenberger apologized to his teenage daughter and to the world that he misled as his daughter shared with him how her friends had been misinformed. We have all deliberately been misinformed, money talks and bullshit walks.

Hence COP26 is the money talking as the bullshitting is planning its walking right across this planet called earth. ‘People, Planet and Profit-‘Human Capital’ which equates to ‘Human Cattle’.

The evidence is overwhelming that our high energy civilization is better for people and nature than the low energy civilization that climate alarmists would return us to.

Presently I am reading a very amusing book called ‘Obama Zombies’ author Jason Mattera, how the ‘Liberal Machine Brainwashed My Generation’ (Published in 2010). Will share some interesting bits of information from this with you on my next blog.



First Lee Williams was race baited, then his job was targeted and then his bank account suspended, why not because he opposed Maori, Lee has Maori blooded friends. No the soul purpose was to shut him up, to stop him exposing publically what was going on behind the closed doors of parliament.

Now its Karen Brews turn as Matthew Tutaka targets her for speaking out. Tutaka is calling our publicaly to whanai to get Karen Brewer exported from New Zealand. Karen is a Australian Citizen and he wants her gone. Again he uses the same ploy saying she was against Maori. Wrong Karen Brewer has many Maori blooded friends. This is just pure egly race baiting to stop a person from using speaking out against the governments narratives. Who next will they target?

Divide and Conquer is the name of the game. Time to say it as it is. I too a person who speaks out have friends from many cultures, my own family are from many cultures my great grandchildren with Maori blood. Stop the Race Card Game. To the fracturing of our nations. Stop the have’s and have nots. Stop Identity Politics.