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Release Date: 01/04/2020

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Hello, everybody, Craig Peterson here. Thanks for joining me spend a little bit of time with me most of the people listening on Saturdays, I have been, of course, on WGIR and a whole bunch of other radio stations now for many years, it turns out it's like 25 years, long time. So thanks for joining me today. We're also, of course, over on YouTube and Facebook, and online at Craig Peterson dot com is where you'll find me. You can go to Craig Peterson slash YouTube to see me there, and at Craig Peterson slash Facebook as well over on my site. Well, today we've got a lot of fun stuff. We are going to start by talking about the old dead internet and what does that may mean to you. You can see the headline behind me on the screen if you're watching us on video. We're also going to get into the Russian hacking of our elections. Was that real? How close did those guys get to us when it comes to the hacking. So we'll be talking about that. We've got a beginner's guide, we'll be talking about, and it is something I've been doing along with my wife for a few years now, Intermittent fasting. It is unbelievable the difference that can make. It's the diet that isn't a diet, and it is just so easy, at least for us. And we've tried everything. We're going to talk about the 27 plus apps you should probably delete from your smartphone here in early 2020. What is going on at our American universities? Did you know they are using social credit now to track students, we'll be talking about that? Don't scoff at influencers. Here is kind of a cool article from Kevin Roose. What are the Chinese farmers complaining about and why. Frankly, criminals are using drones. Then we'll talk about the New York Times and how they were able to track President Donald Trump, and what happened with him. What was that all about? So, we'll be getting to all of those articles and, of course, a whole lot more as we do every week. So thanks for joining me, everybody. So I am kind of running the entire show here today. It's funny when I look at some of these podcasts and videos and things that people are using, and how many multiple people are helping to run everything. In my case, it's not a lot of people; it's my wife and me. She helps prepare a lot of the stuff you see online, but she's not the one who is sitting here that is all me. So, if you're watching, it may be a little bit rough, so I apologize for that. So, let's get going here with our first article. We are doing a tiny screen in screen thing here. You can see me, and that article as well. If you're watching, let me know by the way me and Craig Peterson dot com. Let me know what it is you think about what I'm doing? Does it make sense to put the whole hour and a half in one video in one podcast? That is what I've been doing for a while now, my podcasts, but this is new for video. Should I break them all up as well? I'm starting to do some of the training videos and things beginning soon. Let's get to this article about the old internet you see here on my screen. I've got pictures of a bunch of the early internet properties Myspace and course you're familiar with Twitter, right? Well, some of these places have died. Snapchat, TikTok, Vine. We're all using them today. Will they be around in years to come? That little f logo that you see there? Friendster? Have you been using Friendster lately, if you uploaded videos, what happened to those MySpace, Flicker? Flicker is still around, but they kind of got shot in the head when they were purchased by our friends over at AOL slash Yahoo. Verizon bought that. Webshots, Photobucket. How about blogs? I certainly have a blog. I have over 3000 articles up on my blog at Craig Peterson, dot com.

WordPress. wordpress.com. If you have a blog over there, Zynga, Tumblr, they lost all their adult content, AOL Instant Messenger. We signed up for all of these in the 2000s. Now it's 2020. What's happened to all of our data? What happened to all of the videos that we hit upload. All of our pictures? Some of them just went, poof, they were just totally gone. Today social media is on a roll and just keeps growing. But are we going to be able to get our data in the future? I think it's an excellent question. And it was one posed by Katie Notopoulos over on BuzzFeed news because she's lost a lot of her pictures. I lost a lot of my photos. I had put together a website using one of these pieces of website software that lets you go in and create your photo album. I had this beautiful vision, right, and I was going to have all my photos there, the kids were going to upload their photos for generations, you know, the grandkids and great-grandkids. And I was going to be able to go there. We make a beautiful calendar every year and have it printed and put that calendar up on everybody's refrigerator, right? Of course, it didn't happen as the software crashed, and the backup did not work, and I lost all of these photos, hundreds of them. And it was just such a disappointment. But what's going to happen to you when Facebook disappears in just a few years. It is not going to be around forever, right. Facebook today is not going to be what Facebook is five years from now. We already see with California is new privacy law, how it is affecting Facebook, and how it keeps your data. Where it puts the data. We've seen the privacy laws changing other sites as well. So, what are you going to do? Right? What are you going to do? How about those texts and emails? They say anything you put up on the internet is up forever. Now we're finding out that's not true. It's just this stuff. We don't want to be out there. That kind of gets kept up forever. Friendster, we want that. Friendster has been around early since early 2002. At least it was. It was a social network that was pretty popular for a while, and then it fell out of favor. It even got mentioned in some movies. I remember one Seth Green was talking about Friendster, back then back in the days, but it turned into a gaming company and wiped out all of the profiles. Then there was my space, and it didn't go away as quickly as Friendster did, it had a more painful death. But by 2013, it was completely music focused. What sites are music-focused anymore. He might have, you know, a couple, but really, you're going to Amazon or Apple or Spotify. Pandora. One of those right to get your music by the way, when it comes to music sites, I would recommend you stay away from Spotify. Okay. Then just last year 2019, there was a server migration that messed up and all of their pre-2015 profile content. There were hundreds of thousands of photos that were lost. They're gone forever. Flicker. Now flicker was being used by a lot of people, and I remember stories of people who had uploaded photos to flicker. were driving down a highway, and saw one of their photos on a billboard for an advertisement. Not a flicker advertisement but one for a third party company. And they were pretty upset. Then they read the terms flicker had. And any of these photos you uploaded could be used by flicker could be sold by flicker. Well, in late 2018, flicker was sold off by this AOL Yahoo conglomerate that was bought by Verizon. It was bought by Smugmug, which is a photo hosting printing site, mainly used by professional photographers. They only gave you a few months to download your photos if you didn't download them, or upgrade to a paid Smugmug account you were completely out of luck, which kind of is a bad thing, right? You lost all your photos except for the most recent 1000 photos. And how many of us only have 1000 photos in this day and age. It'll cost you almost nothing to take a picture. It's not like the days when we were using our Nikon camera. With 35 millimeter film, and he had to decide if I was going to use Fujifilm or Kodak film. Should I use a professional-grade, black and white, you know none of that anymore, right? So, we have hundreds of thousands, so they were all lost. Webshots founded in the mid-90s hit its stride in the mid-double OOts when digital cameras became affordable, CNET bought it. Then American Greetings bought it and then it got sold back to the original owner or owners, who in 2014, relaunched it as Smile by Webshots, became a site for desktop wallpapers. You only had two months' notice to download your photos, migrate them to a new paid account or guess what? They all got deleted permanently. Photobucket. They announced that they were hotlinking in 2017, would only be allowed for paid accounts costing 400 bucks a year. Hotlinks, of course, feel very archaic now. That's where you have a direct link to a photo as opposed to your album. But man, completely gone. The whole internet got pockmark. I love that word, by these missing photos, and we still see those today online. Blogs exist. But you know, the scrappy new medium to get your story out is a lot less useful. 2013 I can't believe it was that long ago GoogleReader went away. I used to use Google Reader from my blogroll. That's how it kept track of articles. So much harder to do nowadays, RSS is gone. Man, I loved RSS, and Google's RSS readers are gone.

Pro tier blogs like Gawker video, all gone. Right Gawker writer, Alex Pyrene best described the changing economics of the media business. Plus freakishly bad luck as the death of the rude press. Isn't that true? Remember Gawker and the big lawsuit wrestlers pulled Minnesota into it big, big, mess, okay. Anyhow, remember all of these, and the many more that went the way of the world. Think about what you're using today. Will your data be around in the future? Think about the free sites you're using right now? Like free sites like what? Well, Facebook, among others? Is your data going to be around in the future? You know, very, very good questions we all have to ask ourselves. So keep a backup yourself on a medium that you control. And that you can read in another five or ten years. Your listening to Craig Peterson right here on WGAN and online at Craig Peterson dot com and Craig Peterson.com slash YouTube. You can see me, Oh no. We'll be right back.

 Hello, everybody, Welcome back. Craig Peterson here on WGAN and online at Craig Peterson dot com. If you want to join me, you can see the whole show as I recorded it at Craig Peterson slash YouTube. Well, now we're going to talk about Russian hacking. Right? Hasn't that been kind of all the rage over the last, what, two or three years? The Mueller report, and what did the Russians do? How could they have done that to us? Should we be worried about it more worried than we are have been? All frankly, outstanding questions. We need to know because we've got another election coming up soon. 2020 is an election year. We've got less than a month, from today, until we cast the first votes in the first in the nation primary. That is if you're in New Hampshire, which is the first primary. There is a caucus in IOWA, then the New Hampshire primary, and then I think it's Nevada followed by one of the Carolinas, and this just it accelerates from there, right? You got the Super Tuesday, which has got moved up and everything else. But how safe are our elections? I think it's a v good question. What did the Russians do? What did they know? How did they hack it? And can we do something about this in the future? Now we've got all kinds of voting machines. If you've been listening to me for a while, you know, I like the manual ones. Those have a sheet of paper, right, with all of the candidates with a circle you fill in. They give you a felt pen, a flare pen, right, a little felt pen to fill in to vote for the person. And that's as simple as it gets, isn't it? And then you put it in a machine, and the machine reads it the machine is pre-programmed to know that, that this circle filled in here means a vote for this person or these people or for that particular thing that's on the ballot, whatever it might be, right? The reason I like those is it gives us the best of both worlds. We have the world of, oh, wow, isn't this simple. I can go ahead and vote. Today wonderful times had by all, and you can vote quickly. The votes get tabulated, and we know by the end of the day, the results. But what if there's a problem? A contested vote. Well, with a paper ballot, again, that ballot can be sat in front of people who are ballot commissioners or whatever title your county or your state gives them. They look at those each ballot one by one and to see who was selected. They can take them and put them into literal stacks. These are the people who voted for this person, these voted for another person. And then they count them up. And now they've got the winners. And you can have a Republican, a Democrat and independent, whoever. Often police officers looking at these and counting them. But so many places have gone to these electronic voting machines. And the electronic voting machines are a nightmare and a half because of these electronic voting machines. Now, you're looking at the ballot trying to figure out okay, who voted for who. It gives you a screen, but you don't have a ballot. At best, some of these machines have a little paper audit tape that comes out, and they can go through and think of what you get from the receipts from buying something at the store. Right? So I've got one, let me pull one out here for you. Okay, so this is a receipt like you'd get at the store, right? This one particular one is from Walmart. And you know so there you go you can see what I bought at Walmart. Well, simple enough, but you've got sheets of these things that are affected by heat. They may get torn and, in my case, been sitting there my pocket right as I'm trying to keep track of them for the accountant, right. So I can do my taxes at the end of the year or the end of the quarter for businesses, so I'm just trying to keep track of all of it well how if the machine is just a tablet, how you are going to keep track of it. How are you going to know what the actual vote cast? People reported hitting a button for a zone on the part of the screen to vote for Candidate A, yet it registered their vote for a different candidate. At least they think it registered for someone else or might have registered properly, and it might be the right vote. For the right person who they wanted, but in reality, they don't know because it looked like it was registering the vote for the other guy. And now, after the end of the day, how are they getting audited? So with the paper ballots, you can go in, and you can look at them. And you can do a spot check. You can say, okay, is this make sure this machine was doing it? Right? Let's make sure we didn't mess up stuff when we sent it out to people. Well, when we're talking about this here with this whole Russian involvement with our election, we're not talking about these machines, although potentially could happen. What we're talking about as a couple of other things, first of all, meddling with our election where they're buying ads on Facebook, or they're buying ads somewhere out, and people get upset, you know, frankly, for a good reason. Because now it's a Russian ad saying vote for Hillary or Russian ad saying vote for Donald Both of which happened in the last election cycle model. Most of them happened to after the election, which is just totally bizarre for me. Anyhow, there was a technology company that got hacked in Florida according to some government reports. Now, here's what happened. They used a phishing attack against this company to gain access to their computer systems, and then get passwords and then get inside the machines. Now, that's where the problem comes up. Because it's not necessarily even the voting machines like what I'm showing on the screen here. What can happen, frankly, is that the voting machines' information gets sent ultimately to the state, right? Ultimately the whoever's in charge of you know, various new Hampshire, we have Bill Gardner and his Office of the Secretary of State's office, but it varies from state to state. So ultimately, these tallies go to our friends at the Secretary of State's office. And then they're posted on the website. And then what happens in the national elections is they go to the various individual Secretaries of State, and they say, who did your people vote for, and they add them all up. So the Russians could hack the Secretary of State's office, the Russians could hack the voting machines. And the Russians could influence us by buying a head-on Facebook or these other social media platforms on Google to try and get us to vote differently. Well, this is from Politico, which is, you know, political was a very left-wing leaning website out there. It's kind of a political organization that masquerades as news, But this is a pretty good article here. So they're saying that people were going to vote in North Carolina. In North Carolina, there had been a court ruling that said that people did not need to prove who they were, were to vote. You know, they have to prove who they are for everything else like to buy a glass of Beer to prove your age, right. Some places even you're 60 years old, they want to card you, and you say, Are you kidding me? No way. I'm going to do that. So in Jerome County, they were using laptops, and those laptops had the voter records on them. And those voter records were used to determine if they had already come and voted. Or if they had shown ID. Well, they had all kinds of problems with these. When they started digging in, they found that a company called VR systems had allegedly been targeted by Russian hackers using a phishing campaign three months before the election. and phishing is what Russians and others are using, not just to influence our elections, like what we see here. But to get into our bank accounts, our business account, it's just absolutely crazy. So this article goes on and going back to 2016. And what had happened, you might find it very interesting. But the bad news is things just haven't changed much. So expect similar problems with our 2020 election pay coming back,

I'm going to tell you about something my wife and I did to lose one hundred pounds between the two of us, okay, I'm not selling anything. It is amazing, and I don't even consider this a diet. So we'll get to that when we get back. I got a couple of great articles on that that I think you will like, so stick around. We'll be right back.

 Hello everybody Craig Peterson, here. Thanks for joining me here on WGAN and online Craig Peterson dot com slash YouTube. You can watch me there. I record this live, but, of course, it's on YouTube so you can watch it anytime, right? And we're putting the whole show out there so if there's something you missed, have a look there. I think you might find it interesting, at least I hope you do. I have a lot of fun putting together it's a lot of work, and I love to hear from you too. So Craig Peterson dot com. 

 Hey, man, have I got something for you? It is something that my wife and I have learned a lot about over the years. That's dieting, right? Diet exercise. I have done almost every diet. I've tried them all, and they've all worked to a degree or another. The Atkins diet was huge, and man, I had gotten up to almost 280 pounds. And I went on Atkins and got all the way down to I think it was like 192 at my lowest, so I lost 90 pounds, which is a lot. And then slowly but surely I put it back on. By the way, when I got up to 280, I was a vegetarian. You know, vegetarian, oh, you're fine. You can eat as much as you want whatever you want, as long as it's vegetarian, right? And that's what I did. And I put on a lot of weight. Then I had to take it off. Then over the years, I put weight back on, I got up to about 245, and I said, Oh my gosh, it's happening again. So, this was about three years ago now, and well, little over two years. And I started to do some more research on this thinking, Okay, it's been 20 years since I did the Atkins diet, things have had to change over that 20 years, right? It has got to be different than it was back then. So I started looking into it again, and I found an article about a Nobel Prize in Medicine given to a Japanese researcher, Yoshinori Ohsumi, about three years ago now a guess who had figured out this process called autophagy. I've heard it pronounced a few different ways. I'm probably pronouncing it the wrong way. However, that is how it is spelled right. That's how I found it was in the written word. So this process what he discovered and the reason he got the Nobel Prize in Medicine was he saw how cells repair themselves, which is a very, very big deal, right? That's the goal. We want to be healthy. We don't want cancers, Parkinson's, or any other of these diseases that are associated with old age. And we certainly want to keep our weight down. And he did a lot of research into this. I read it, of course, he won the Nobel Prize on it. And then I started branching out from there, as I often do, and I found this doctor up in Toronto, University of Toronto, and he was he's a practicing doctor who takes care of patients with kidney problems. Well, who are the patients that have the most kidney problems? Well, it's people with diabetes. And so I looked at it and thought, Man, this is kind of interesting. He had also found out about this whole autophagy thing. And he was tired of having his patients die, because ultimately, type two diabetics, particularly, you're going to die of a complication associated with your diabetes. So his patients just died. Right? And he did everything he could to help them and the founder, you know, what would, what's the treatment while if you have diabetes, it's because the insulin can't get into the cells to open them up to accept the sugars, right? So what do we do? Well, we give them more insulin. So what Dr. Jason Fung found out in putting two and two together was that insulin is, in fact, the problem. According to the research on autophagy, there's only one time that your body repairs itself, and that is when you are not eating. So think about when you've been sick in the past, what do people tell you to do? What does the doctor tell you to do? They say, well, go to bed, right? Get some rest, get some sleep. What are you not doing when you're sleeping? You are not eating. So he kind of put all this together and came up with this whole concept a little bit further, because it's not as though fasting is something new, but about fasting. What got me going on it more was that I had read a book about Blue Zones, these areas of the world where people tend to be healthier and live longer. When I read that book, and this is long before I found out about autophagy, or fasting, I figured out something that became very obvious to me. That was that every one of these areas where people live longer and healthier lives was a religious community. Shinto people were in Okinawa, Japan. They were Greek Orthodox in Ikaria Greece, a small Greek island in the Agean sea, where we got the whole concept of the Mediterranean diet. You have Seventh Day Adventist in Loma Linda in Southern California. All of these people are part of the Blue Zones. Add up also add to that the Mormons who are known to be healthier than average. And all of a sudden, I realized, wait a minute now these are all religious people, what do they do? Delving into it more, I found that the most religious Greek Orthodox are fasting over 180 days a year. Now fasting and the definition of it varies. It certainly differs religiously. In the case of the Greek Orthodox, it was a calorie-restricted diet. They could only do certain things, particular wine, certain cheeses, and to Through where I do this every once in a while where I don't eat anything. All I have is water and clear liquids in that set. So there are some real advantages to this diet because you're not eating your body has the opportunity to repair itself and get back to that kind of homeostatic state. Then I started thinking wait a minute, and what happened in the 70s. If you look at the curve of where we started having all of these obesity problems and health problems, it is back in the late 70s. When they introduced this whole food pyramid. We need to eat more carbs. This whole thing about six meals a day you eat your three meals, you have your snacks. Then I thought about the kids. Right they get up and have breakfast, a mid-morning snack, then lunch, an afternoon snack before soccer, then dinner, and maybe even have a snack before they go to bed. We're continually stimulating our bodies to produce insulin, which is causing significant problems in our bodies. I read what Dr. Fung had written, and I read at least a half a dozen other books and then thinking about the Blue Zone thing thinking about what the whole Nobel Prize in Medicine had been about with autophagy put them in a pot and stirred them up, which is what Dr. Fung did as well. And Dr. Fung was able to put his patients these people with type two diabetes on and their intermittent fasting schedule. Now, remember, I'm not a doctor. I was in emergency medicine for a while in the EMS. So I know a little bit about it. So I might sound like I know more than I do. But I can tell you that this works. It's worked for me, my wife, and every member of my family because we've all tried it to varying degrees. So I want to get into this little bit more because over the holidays, there was an article that came out talking about intermittent fasting. I found it fascinating, absolutely fascinating. So we're going to get into that. There were a few articles, CNN had a thing on it as did FOX. We're going to get into James Clear what he has to say he has a great article about it as well. So we'll get into all of that when we get back. There is no charge. I'm not selling anything. Remember that you're listening to Craig Peterson. Right here on WGAN. You'll find me online, Craig Peterson.com. Slash YouTube. That's Craig Peterson with an O slash YouTube stick around because we're going to get into it when we get back.

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Well before the break, we were talking about something that's a huge deal to me, and that is intermittent fasting. I think I've become one of the world's most prominent proponents of the thing. It doesn't matter what kind of illness somebody has, and I always seem to end up saying, you have to try intermittent fasting. You just got to try it, because it just plain works. 

So what is it? Before the break, I mentioned some of the religious types of fasts. Now, Intermittent fasting is when you don't eat, right? That's what fasting is. Now, we're not talking about the biblical fasting, although some people do that where it's like 40 days and 40 nights with no eating, right, the whole temptation thing. I'm talking about is a daily regimen that will keep our insulin under control. Now, remember, I'm not a doctor. I've read a lot of books on this. I'm doing it myself, as is my family. We have had excellent, excellent results. But you're going to have to check on this yourself. If you have diabetes, Dr. Fung, actually has a whole book written for diabetics and how to do intermittent fasting and you're going to want to talk to your doctor about it, as well, because you're already going down that road, but you can get off of it. Dr. Fung has a cure. I think it was every one of his patients, like 1200 people with type two diabetes, have stopped their diabetes by doing one thing, and that is getting people not to eat. So, we're going to talk about what that means in just a second here. When you think about studies, there have been some studies done on intermittent fasting. You can see behind me here, the reference to this particular study I'm going to pull it up on the desktop here, there you go, should be able to see it. And this is from Fox News. Just this last week's fasting diets may add years to your life, as well as help you lose weight new study suggests there are also similar things that are available some articles that are up on CNN and many other sites out there. And it may help you lose weight. But here's your problem. Who's going to pay for a study that says, Don't eat, don't take medicine. Don't even see a doctor right, who's going to pay for that study. Obviously, there are a lot of people who are sick and who need doctors and medicine. Some people need to eat. You got to figure this stuff out for yourself. Now, here's how the basics work. There are two standard types of intermittent fasting regimens that people do. And there are frankly as many regimens as there are people. But the two basic things are one, you fast for 16 hours, and then you eat during an eight-hour window. That's probably one of the most common there's another widespread one, which is almost the same, which is you fast for 18 hours, and then eat during a six-hour window. So what does that mean? Well, for most people, it means you skip breakfast. So remember, you finish eating at like six o'clock the night before. You should never eat after seven, by the way. If you finish eating at six o'clock pm then at 6 am, the next morning, you've already fasted for 12 hours, right? And if you're doing 18 hours, you know what to noon news another four hours. So 12 plus four is 16. That's why it's kind of simple. So all you do is you skipped breakfast now you can have black coffee, you can have tea, but you're skipping breakfast, which many of us have done, but you're not snacking, you're not eating a snack. You're not having that smoothie. You're not having that Carmel mocha frappuccino thing you're not doing any of that, then you have lunch. When you eat, you eat, freely during that two-hours. So the meal, if you're going to have dessert, have dessert, eat whatever you want. If you like bread, if you like pasta, if you like fats, if you like steak, eat it during that two-hour window, and then you can have one more two-hour window later on that day. About four or 5 pm, you eat again. Then you're done for the day. Just doing that will change your life, your cells will get a chance to rejuvenate, you will lose weight, and you will become healthier. Again, if you have any medical issues at all, make sure you talk to your doctor first. And you might want to talk to your doctor first before doing this anyways, but this is a great regimen, and I've tried it myself I've been doing it as I said for a little over two years as has my wife, as have some of my kids and my brain is sharper. I'm even better looking. As you can see it Craig Peterson comm dot com slash YouTube. And I am losing weight and losing it nicely because over two years I've lost one about a half a pound a week. Isn't that nice? And I can eat whatever I want. The question is when I can eat what I want. It's just when I eat, and it becomes an issue. So that's the first type of unwritten fasting that most people follow, which is 16:8, and 18:6, which is the number of hours that you fast versus eat, not like you don't eat for six hours straight. Okay, I made that clear. You might eat one or two meals, and each meal should be no longer than two hours. So, you have your soup and your salad, and then you have your meal, you have your dessert, all within two hours, then you're done. The other type is what's called a 5:2 diet, very, very popular. 5:2 diet is where you normally eat for five days out of the week, and then for two days, you don't eat. Now, there are variations on this. We'll talk about that in a second. But the main idea is that your body needs a chance to recover and to recoup and if you normally eat for five days You're recovering. Remember, no snacks, no snacks, you'll never have a snack again, I know you need all the chips, whatever, eat it with your meal. Okay? You can have a chocolate bar, eat it with your meal, don't eat it afterward, don't eat it as a snack. Okay, so you have your, maybe you could start with your Doritos right and then move into the rest of the meal. You are trying to keep the insulin reaction down to a limited timeframe. That's what we're trying to do. Now, the five to some people will not eat for the two days, and by the way, those days should be randomized. So, as your body doesn't get used to a schedule. Those two days, your fasting can be" fasting-mimicking." A fast mimicking diet where you eat less than 500 calories. So two days a week eat less than 500 calories the rest of the time eat normally. Now, what does this do for you? Well, it's amazing. It could add years to your life, and it could cure you of diabetes. It could cure you of all kinds of brain issues from brain fog through the kind of name it right Snell at all timers Parkinson's it is they got diseases that people have celiac. The list goes on and on. I want you guys to read up on this and study it because it's amazing. doctors aren't taught much about this. It's relatively new, as I said, that Nobel prize that kind of led me into this is only three, maybe four years old. Okay, so it's all relatively new, but check with them. But I want to pull up here, this thing from James clear. Let me pull this up. Okay. So he has this little thing on his site that he calls the big Beginner's Guide to intermittent fasting. And he says I skip breakfast each day and eat two meals, the first around 1 pm and the second around 8 pm. 8 pm later than Dr. Fung recommends, okay. But as I said, everyone's different. Then I fast for 16 hours until I start eating the next day again, but at 1 pm surprisingly, since I started intermittent fasting, I've increased muscle mass, up 10 pounds from 205 to 15. Decreased body fat down 3%. He was at 14% body fat, now down to 11% increased explosiveness. He said a personal best with a clean and jerk of 253 pounds and decreased the amount of time spent training down from seven and a half hours per week to two and a half hours per week. So he's cut his training by about what two thirds and increased his muscle mass and decreased his fat. That's all that he did. Okay. So he has this quick start fasting guide. I didn't use any of his stuff, okay, but he has some good information. He talks about intermittent fasting how it works. Benefits. Number one, it makes your day simpler boy does it because you're not making three meals. You're not eating three meals plus snacks. Okay? intermittent fasting helps you live longer. We already know about calories and calorie starvation, how he will live longer on a low-calorie diet than if you are on a regular calorie diet. Now, most of us don't want that miserable life to have only been able to eat 500 800 calories a day, right? Not me. I love bread. I like chocolate every once in a while, right. It helps you live longer. Okay, and enjoying life, you're my joints don't crack walking downstairs, they don't hurt anymore. It may reduce the risk of cancer. And there are some serious studies out of Cambridge, Boston area just last late last year, showing that a five day fast every year will pretty much guarantee that you will never have cancer. It's just amazing. Much easier than dieting. It isn't a diet; all you're doing is cutting out snacks and one meal a day for most of the time. Right. And he's got a lot more detail on this too if you're interested. But he's got some schedules of different people do I think you're going to like this? Okay. There is a lot to know and understand here. But let me see. I'm going to bring that up. Okay. So here's our article again from Fox News. As I said, it's on CNN, and it's kind of all over the place over the holiday. Today's, and this is a new study at John Hopkins University, finds that diets involve intermittent fasting may add years to your life. And it's not just yours, and it's good healthy years. Studies have linked fasting to improve metabolism, decrease blood pressure, and improve control of blood sugars. So take a look at these guys and do a little exploration. Talk to your doctor if you're on medications because this will affect your medications. If you have diabetes, there are plans for you, maybe look up Dr. Jason Fung out of the University of Toronto, read up on his stuff, and present it to your doctor. See what they say, if this is the right thing for you. I am not a doctor, and this is not medical advice. I'm encouraging you to do your research. You're listening to Craig Peterson on WGAN.

Hello, everybody welcome. Craig Peterson here WGAN and online. Craig Peterson dot com slash YouTube. You can also check out Craig Peterson dot com slash Facebook. On my Facebook page and you can see some of the training, I do the pop-up pieces of training and, of course, my weekend shows, and I've been doing more lives lately too and answering people's questions. We got some big things coming up this year. So make sure you are on my email list. I have some special things for you. some surprises, prize giveaways. If you sign up for my email list, it doesn't even say anything about it on my website and lets you sign up. But it doesn't say anything about all of these giveaways. I've got some amazing things for you. So if you're not on my list already, make sure you check it out. Right now, Craig peterson.com. All right, right now, we are going to start by talking about the new year. So what are some of the things that you might want to do for this new year? Well, this is a great little article that came out in Fast Company this last week. And it is about the 27 smartphone apps you should delete. Now they're saying before 2020, but you know, it's a new decade. Let's get around to it right now. And what we're talking about here isn't just smartphone apps, we're going to talk about a whole category of apps. Now you know that there are a lot of apps that do nasty things to you, right, and to your data and your information. We talk about those all the time here on my show, but let's talk about them a little bit more right now. Number one app That depresses you. Now, in many cases, what we're talking about here, kind of the behind the scenes inside information, are apps that are, frankly, social media apps. Because social media apps are many people look at those and say all my life isn't like that my life's terrible. Right? It's like these. Have you seen these influencers online? that had come out and said, Yeah, I took 1000 pictures before I got that one. the perfect picture that one picture where it was from the writing goal, and she had the right luck and the stars lined up, right. That's the reality of things. The reality of things. Isn't that everyone's a multimillionaire and I mentioned earlier, right? The reality is I'm not right I'm, I'm the guy that was 280 pounds, and I was in Two twice, lose, lose the weight, which is kind of cool. But none of us are perfect. But we think because of the way social media is portraying people and the things that they're putting up there that somehow we should have a better life a different life than we have. Okay? So when people are trying to curate this perfect image of themselves in their lives, it's a bad thing. Okay, so research has shown that this can make you feel depressed, it can make you feel lonely. And now we're seeing that the younger generation isn't getting married until they're 33 on average. Can you believe that? You know, I was married ten years earlier than that started my family. There they are wondering about themselves, and they're wondering about whether or not they can get married. They're judging their potential partner against This perfect facade of a person that they've seen online and social media, and the guys are doing the same thing. They're, you know, they're judging this woman against Kylie Jenner or whomever online. They're their favorite Stars that have the perfect bodies. And they're available 24 seven, whenever they want, just look and bam, there they are. And this woman, she's not as nice that I'm dating as she should be, because I see all of these women that are just so tolerant and wonderful. And, you know, my gosh, she weighs too much, or she's not pretty enough. Her teeth aren't straight enough. I've seen this before, and I've seen it with my kids, their friends as well. You know, I'm not a big believer in a perfect match. I think there's a lot of people that frankly, we could marry and be quite happy. So don't go crazy. Don't try and match everybody up on social media. And we're talking about Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, of course, TikTok, which we've talked about before. Just delete those things as they are not reality. Too many of us are sitting there scrolling through our phones every day, looking at something that just isn't real. So there's number one. Number two to get rid of these are app categories and going to mention a few of our apps and don't protect your privacy. Now, we've talked about some of this stuff before, right? It basically Hey, if it's free, it's not the product, you're the product. I think that's a simple enough thing for people to understand least I would hope so. There are some major apps out there. The people are using billions of people are using every day that don't protect our privacy. And of course, the big one I'm thinking of right now is Facebook. It is not protecting our privacy. It's selling our information. Now, not all that bad, right? I understand the marketing side. I was in the whole marketing business years ago, decades ago, many, many decades ago. And what I was doing back then is finding people who read this magazine and that newspaper and, and put them together to come up with people that might be interested in buying my clients stuff, right? Well, it's the same thing nowadays you said to know a lot more about you than which magazine subscriptions. 

But look for businesses that are building privacy into their business models, Facebook Messenger That's something you don't want to use as it does not have an end to end encryption. What that means is the message you type in on your computer gets sent to Facebook and then to the other person. So Facebook being in the middle can see the message knows what you said, and is now using that to target you by advertisers. Okay, so be careful with Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, which is another messaging product from Facebook. The Facebook bot does provide end and equipment so that you might want to encryption, so you might want to look at WhatsApp. There are some better ones out there. Some good ones signal one of them that encrypts all of your data, its end, and then everything.

Google Chrome, I still use it sometimes because browser extensions But most of the Chrome browser plugins and extensions will work on opera. Many of them will work on Firefox as well, and there are adapters, if you will, the let you take the chrome stuff and run it on other machines, right other browsers. Now, Chrome harvests so much of your data that the Washington Post is calling it the spy software browser because it is just continually uploading your data. If you want a browser that is protecting your privacy, look at the epic browser API. See, and if you want more about this stuff, send me a note. I'll be more than glad to let you know more little bit more details of all of this stuff, right? Because some of the browsers out there like epic are great. Some of them are good like Firefox and Opera, and others are bad like well Chrome. And you already know what I think about Microsoft browsers, which is they're pretty weak. Apps that are free, but aren't Okay, free is great. But just keep in mind, they got to make money somehow has to keep the lights on, right? You got to keep the heat down in the winter and the air conditioning in the summertime. These face morphine apps that we've seen, and the big ones are actually out of Russia. We've got other apps that are out of China. They're not free, that is getting our information and are using it against us and using it against the country. So be very careful. And then the last category is apps that are compelling you to spend money. So what we're talking about here are apps like Amazon, Walmart, eBay, those are the obvious ones. And Amazon, Amazon, and Apple are the two companies that have at least up until now kept your privacy kind of paramount. In front of them, but that doesn't mean they don't use your data themselves. And that's very, very true. When we're talking about Amazon, they use your data that trying to get you to buy something from Amazon and you know, that can be good, that can be bad. And Amazon also has plugins that you can put into the Chrome browser that let Amazon spy on you when you're on other websites and buying things, so keep that in mind. You probably don't want to install those browsers.

Games like Harry Potter Wizard, Fortnight, Candy Crush Jelly Saga, Pokemon GO, Marvel Contest of Champions, and hundreds of thousands more each have options that let you buy your way into a higher score, or give you play the game more. I advise you to get rid of those. I know people hooked on Candy Crush. Nobody enables you to play so many times a day, and I have fun and Candy Crush, right? But I stopped playing it about a year ago because it won't let you play so many times a day, then I wanted you to buy stuff from them. And it just isn't for me. It isn't worth it right. I'm not a big video game thing. And then the last thing to consider is the Office apps. Now, these are the things that kind of get you to work 24 seven, I kind of work 24 hours. But that doesn't mean it's a good idea. And that's not necessarily something that you're going to want to do either. So there you go.

There are some categories. You might want to delete apps to depress you and those that don't protect your privacy. Those that are free, but on are not and those that compel you to spend money listening to Craig Peters on here on WGAN and online. Craig Peterson dot com slash YouTube.

Hey everybody, welcome back. Craig Peterson here on w GN online at Craig Peters on comm slash YouTube. You can find me there all of my videos, and I'm starting to post them more and more. And you can watch me as I recorded them. I put them up as YouTube lives. So you'll see them up there. Well, let's talk about social credit and some of the things that are going on. China is the world leader right now when it comes to facial recognition. And what China is doing is not only recognizing people's faces, and then this case mostly their citizens, but China is also taking that data and using it for what they're calling the social credit system. So if you jaywalk in China, there are enough cameras and enough facial right ignition artificial intelligence software out there to identify that it was you who jaywalked you specifically. And then what it does is it puts that onto your permanent records. And that becomes part of your social credit score. And if your score gets low enough, you're out of luck. You won't be able to get another train to travel a bus, and you won't be able to get to work, you definitely won't be able to leave the country. So there's a lot of things China's doing on social credit. Now I want to go back to my last segment here where I was talking about the apps that you want to delete, and I looked at it from a category standpoint, what are the different categories of apps that you probably should delete? And one of the ones I mentioned was TikTok, and remember I mentioned that TikTok was a Chinese based company, and TikTok allows you to put together these little short videos and have fun haha sharing with your friends. And there are some pretty cute TikTok videos out there Will Smith did one and put it up on TikTok. So you know, that's all well and good. Here's the problem when you use the app you're sending your face and anything that's behind you in the environment and your location information - to China. They know what you're wearing, they know your face, your hair, they know everything about you even where you are, which lets them know, by the way, hey, you're at home. You're at work, you're out with friends, right using the location data. And because China is the world's leader in surveillance technology and facial recognition, technology, and social credit systems that they're trying to sell to other countries. What's happening, They're using TikTok data. And they're likely using it to train their artificial intelligence systems for even better facial recognition of Westerners. And people here in the US and the UK are our facial recognition software in the US has problems with oriental faces with Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, right? It has problems with those. Some of theirs have problems with white faces with negroid features kind of goes on and on. So they want as much as they can get when it comes to data. They want as many faces as they can get their hands on, right to use those faces Now, to frankly be able to train their systems. So enter this article from the DailyCaller. that says American universities are starting to use social credit systems. So these are likely to be coming here to the US. China's already using them. They're probably using them to identify our military personnel. We know some things they've been doing that are to identify our military personnel. But a handful of colleges us colleges, according to Chris White, who is over at The Daily Caller, are using a type of social credit system through various technologies designed to track students as they attend courses and walk across campus. They're using something called SpotterEdu, which is an app that connects with the student's smartphones, and it has as its purpose the ability to boost attendance points. So it knows that you're on campus and it knows you're in the right building and it knows you're in the right class. Some now you get social credit points for attending class, heaven forbid that the professor has to keep track of that sort of thing. Syracuse University Professor Jeff Rubin told The Washington Post that the students want these points if you can believe that, right. They know I'm watching and I'm acting on it. So behaviorally, they change. This professor is admitting that he uses this app to engineer the behavior of the students socially. Now that's nothing new. We've known for a long time that teachers use all kinds of techniques to get students to agree with them politically, to do things that they want them to do. Well, now it's kind of getting out of hand apparent Lee This is according to The Washington Post, not every student's on board with the app, and it's in it and its implications. A sophomore here, Virginia Commonwealth University said, we are adults, so why do we need to be tracked. Why is this necessary? How does it benefit us? And is it just going to keep progressing until they are micromanaging every second of the day? I think it's an excellent question. The SpotterEdu is working with about 40 schools, including Central Florida, Missouri, Indiana, that's according to their guess he's their CEO, Rick Carter. He's a former basketball court quote to develop the app and 2015.

I think this is a bit of a problem. You know he's talking about students having a lot of distractions and, and they need a system like this to make sure they're doing, and I love this quote, right. He wants to make sure that the students are doing the right thing, according to him. Okay. He prefers the term monitor instead of the track because you know tracking has a negative connotation. Schools can turn to a startup called degree analytics, which uses Wi-Fi check-ins. That is something that technology something's been out there for a long time. businesses use it. When you get free Wi-Fi at a business, they use it to track you they know your back, that it's you who's here now, they even know where you are in the store. They watch you. They know what shelves are in front of you and how long you were there, what you might be looking at, okay, just from the fact that you use their Wi-Fi. So they are tracking a quarter of a million students across 19 different state universities. Over 98% of college students can be measured to Analyze your degree analytics. Yeah, because the students are using the WiFi that Sarah, the school. Now sometimes you have to use their Wi-Fi because that's the only way you can connect to Blackboard or something, whatever software they're using for the professors to share the courses with you. Sometimes it's the only way you can get on to submit some of your materials to the professor that we're doing is your assignment, right? But most of the time here's my advice to you. Use the WiFi, not the Wi-Fi, but use the data plan that comes with your phone. And that means Verizon T Mobile etc. Use tethering nowadays is usually no additional charge for tethering. If you have an unlimited plan, use the tethering on campus, use it when you are at work, use it when you are At the local coffee shop, use a tethering. Don't use the Wi-Fi provided for free because now you can be tracked. Okay. Very, very big deal. And I'm concerned about these American universities Now, using social credit systems to track students on campus as this sort of thing that you expect out of a socialist government like socialist China is not the sort of thing we expect here in the United States. So, stick around because we are going to talk about those influencers I mentioned earlier in the show, what they are doing and what the future will look like for advertising and us. You're listening to Craig Peterson on WGAN and online at Craig Peterson dot com slash YouTube.

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We're going to talk about influencers right now. Many of us kind of have a little bit of a chuckle when we think of influencers, right — these people on social media. Haha, you know, the Generation Z, who are just making fools of themselves. Last hour I was talking about how you should be deleting most of your social media apps, if not all of them because frankly, they are depressing. Well, if you want to know what I find sad, I want you to think of Kylie Jenner. Here's a girl who can even order a beer in a restaurant who's already worth over a billion dollars. So that shows you what multi-generational can do. 

But why is she worth so much money?  

Why are so many of these influencers worth so much money?  

Why are they paid so much? 

Well, the New York Times had a great little article on this. I've got that up on my screen right now. And they're talking about these social media influencers, and how dominant they are in our culture today, and how they can get people to think twice about products. By steering the direction of online conversations, as the Times puts it. So this article by Kevin ruse was written because he went to a conference called VidCon. An annual social media convention down in Anaheim, California, yay. And there were a few thousand current and future internet celebrities who were there. And it's increasingly apparent to him he says that the teenagers and 20 somethings have mastered these platforms. And those people are going to dominate not just internet culture, or the entertainment industry, but society as a whole. You know, we've had presidents in the past I can think of a couple, frankly, who have been entertainers we've got, of course, currently Donald Trump, who had a show called The Apprentice show. I valued it because it gave me a lot of business ideas and taught me a little bit of business acumen. And we had Ronald Reagan. Remember, people an actor who is president. Both of these presidents seem to have been outstanding Presidents as it turns out, but how about the future? When will our first social media influencer be president? And that's a great question. He's asking it in this article. Now, this came out a few months ago, but I just found it fascinating.

Most of the time, you said these people were filming what they called collabs with other creators complementing one another on their drips. Drips are influencing or speaking for clothes and accessories. In some of these cases, we're talking about head to toe Gucci and all kinds of outfits. Some I can't even pronounce, as I never heard of before. Diamond necklace. Designer sneakers because they're all promoting these things they're wearing. Another day he says he witnessed an awkward dance battle between two budding TikTok influencers, neither of whom could have been older than10 years old. Okay, TikTokagain, that's one of the apps I keep saying delete, delete, delete, and okay.

But if you look past what he calls the silliness, the status he can many people add VidCon is hard at work being an influencer can be an exhausting burnout inducing job. People who spent years working were up the ladder I've been on the radio now for 25 years. I don't have anywhere near the influence of a Kylie Jenner or most of these other top influencers out there. It's just absolutely crazy. So he's saying how a lot of these influencers they've got him, real business people, because frankly, they're dealing with your money. Some of them are doing media politics, either different fields, you know, I tend to do technology and security. But these people are influencers. Brazil YouTubers are winning political elections by mobilizing their online fan bases. So what's establishment going to do when these guys and gals start winning out there? You look at AOC Alexandria or Cassio Cortez, and how she's been able to use social media to build a following and build her power and influence. It's massive. Glossier is another company to look at the recently raised 100 million valuations of more than a billion way is a luggage startup who has Instagram ads, and it reached an evaluation of 1.4 billion. They make luggage. They are a startup. How are they worth $1.4 billion. And a lot of the social media stars are making this endorsement deals with these major brands and these startups. It's just crazy. Here's another one, a YouTuber's named Natalie Alzate. She has more than 10 million subscribers. She calls her channel Natalie's outlet, an online brand building a business frankly, for her rather than just a fun hobby. Four years ago, when she first came to Vid Con, she was a marketing student with fewer than 7000 subscribers. So in four years, she went from less than 7000 subscribers to 10 million. She decided to study her favorite YouTubers. She watched how they made their videos, tested videos in multiple genres seeking which ones perform the best. She says she grew up watching people like Michelle Fon that were building legacies out of honestly just being relatable online, it was always an aspiration. Then she hit on formats like beauty tips, life hacks, performed well. And today she's a full-time YouTuber with a small staff and production studio and the kind of fame she always coveted. New York Times article this thing's just amazing. In truth, influencers have been running the world for years. Yeah, we know that, don't we? We haven't just called them that we call the movie stars to talk radio hosts, Davos, then these are really with devils. The ability to stay relevant. So these people get that type of audience. And with 10 million followers, she's making millions of dollars a year. It goes on and on.

The culture General Manager, oh my gosh, what you call culture is people watch this stuff, right? I don't. And maybe that's a problem for me. Perhaps that's why I don't have 10 million followers. I just started my YouTube channel again I was doing a few years ago, but I've been too busy taking care of my customers and helping you guys out, right? So I'm starting it up again. And I would love it if you guys would subscribe to my YouTube channel or and follow me at Craig Peterson dot com slash YouTube, share these videos, get them out there I'm providing you with excellent information, that type of thing. I think everybody needs to know. And the only way it's going to get out there now is if you share it right and I know most of you guys, I'd be surprised if I have any real Gen Z's in the audience. There's probably a few. I know there's a lot of millennials and a ton of baby boomers. What is my audience for please subscribe if you have a YouTube account? Just go to Craig Peterson comm slash YouTube, we've got to be able to compete with these social media influencers out there, we've got to get the messages out. Because Heaven knows their words are not the same as our messages. And I want to get it out. And I would appreciate it because, man, I've put thousands of hours into this over the years anyhow, stick around, because we are going to be back here in our last segment, we're going to talk about Chinese farmers. Let me pull that up right now. There you go. Criminals using drones to infect pigs. Why are they doing that? And we're going to talk about the New York Times also tracking Trump's movements. What's going on out there? You're listening to Craig Peterson, and you'll find me online Craig Peterson dot com slash YouTube.

Hello, everybody, we have been busy today. We just talked about YouTube influencers and how much money they're making. We started by talking about the old internet, how it's died, and what that meant to us. The loss of all of our pictures and the things that we wrote and that we put up online. What happened to all these old sites and what to do about it today and into the future. How close did Russia come to affecting and hacking the 2016 election? We talked about that, and we talked about what could happen here in the 2020 election because Russia was able to get their fingers into our last election. So we talked about what we discovered over the last three years from that. We talked a lot about fasting and fasting diet, because my wife I've been doing it and how it is not a diet, but intermittent fasting is a lifestyle that lets me eat whatever I want, whenever I want. Well, past summer issue, isn't it? It's not whenever I want. So I talked a lot about that, of course, I'm not selling anything here. I just want to let you know what I'm doing because it hit the news again this week. I told you about 27 smartphone apps and four categories of apps, you're going to want to delete from your smartphone this year. American universities using social credit, and I talked about what chip or excuse me China is doing with social credit, and why they want your face what they're probably doing with TikTok pictures and others. American universities using social credit for that it's a shame. And, of course, the last segment, we talked about influencers, and you can't scoff at these kids. They're making a lot of money. They may be young, but wow, they are booking it in. Let me tell you making bank, and if you would, I'd appreciate you following me. You can follow me on pretty much any podcast, podcast platform out there, bar none. And you can follow me online, and Craig Peterson dot com slash YouTube. I'd love it if you'd subscribe to my channel. So let's get to our last two articles here of the day. This first one, I think it's fascinating, but it is talking about a trick that is in use now. The word trick is a misnomer because this is nasty nastiness. And leave it to criminals, right? It doesn't matter where in the world they are. They always come up with a nasty way to try and ruin our lives. But here's what's happening. We have drones, and many of these drones are big enough to carry. Fully automatic weapons. We know China's selling those to the Middle East right now. So, a drone that can not only carry automatic weapons in the Middle East but that can automatically, using AI, pick its targets and kill people that it wants to kill without a human ever having to get involved. Well, we're not going there right now, but I had to mention it, right? Let's talk about what's happening with the pigs. You might know where we get our cases of flu from every year. Most of the flu's that come to the United States originate actually in China. And No it isn't the socialists trying to kill us here in the West is often bird flu or swine flu or virus that originates in pigs or from birds. There are various types, and every year. Every year researchers have a look at what's happening over in Asia and China. They look at what flus they have experienced and assume that they're going to spread. And so they come with a flu shot that takes some swag to figure out what type of flu we need to worry about this year, and then goes ahead and inoculates us against that flu. And this year, they weren't quite right. Most years. They are not quite right. But you know, hopefully, they get most of it right. And that's going to help us right. And that's the whole idea behind it. So what's happening here is, there is a very, very violent version of the swine flu in China right now. And part of the trade deal that President Trump has for China. He allows us to export our processed and unprocessed wine over to China in large quantities because they need it. They've had to send 10's of millions of pigs to slaughter and just late to waste because of the swine flu. Apparently, what was happening in this particular area in China planes began having issues with their airplane navigation when flying overhead. So its equivalent FAA was trying to figure out did a little digging, and they figured out, we know what it is. There are jammers that the farmers are using that are messing with our communications, with our GPS, etc. They delved into a little bit more, and what they found out was that bad guys in this area of China, were using drones to spread the swine flu to these pigs. They were intentionally infecting pigs with swine flu on a farm so the farmer can no longer sell his pigs for full fair market, normal farm market value. He could only sell them to these bad guys at a huge discount. These are criminal gangs or bad guys, right? They would buy the infected pigs from the farmers cheaply and sell the pork as healthy pork. And they'd have this huge markup because of it. So what happened was these farmers bought jammers to stop these criminal gangs from using drones to drop the infection on the pigs. How's that for multiple steps? Hey, thinking it through. It is kind of scary. So that's our first little fun story for the day. And now let's get into our New York Times story here. A fascinating one also from the Business Insider is where I got this page. It is a photo if you're watching me at Craig Peterson dot com slash YouTube, you'll see me on these desks my desktop as we pull these up.

But the New York Times was able to track the movements of President Trump using cell phone data. The Times said it used to leak to phone data to track the movements of someone his in his entourage, believed to be a secret service agent. And they also found the agent's name and home address now think how easy it is to find the home. If you can track their cell phone, wherever that cell phone goes at night and stays at night. It's probably the residents, mainly if it's there frequently. Okay. The time said it replicated Exercising identified workers at numerous sensitive sites in Washington DC, including the Pentagon, the Supreme Court, and Capitol Hill. The ease with which non-experts, at the Times, could do this shows the extreme vulnerability in location data. Hostile states are almost certainly able to do far more. Now we know this is the case because we've seen stingrays that were set up illegally in the Washington DC area. Stingrays are fake sites. They are phony cell phone sites that your cell phone will connect to, thinking it's talking to a real cell site. And now, they can read your text messages SMS the non-encrypted ones, and they can read your regular text messages, no problem. Plus, they can get information about your phone calls your phone's ID and use it now to track You the time said God is data from anonymous whistleblowers concerned about the vulnerability and a lack of regulations. And then it took only minutes to turn a massive anonymized data set with 50 billion location pings from the phones and more than 12 million people in the US to get specific information on President Trump. So this is very, very scary, isn't it? They also this is the time said that they were able to ping nearby Secret Service field offices and events with the elected officials. This person's movements outside work hours could also be tracked, which gave them as I was saying earlier the home address and name identities of family members. However, the times did not publish this information. Track people in the White House Capitol Hill Supreme Court, the Pentagon military bases FBI headquarters, again leading to valid home addresses. And names This is not good. The President's phone conversations have previously put national security at risk. And he did not use a secure phone to tweet until months and despite the presidency. Now, this isn't a Donald Trump issue. Remember, the same thing happened with President Obama. They all come in with their technology. President Obama wanted to continue to use this personal smartphone instead of using one that had been approved by the Pentagon. He was sending messages in the clear, of course, the times aren't going to bother mentioning that right. Why would they do that? That would be fair and balanced. But we have this problem, and it's going to be a continuing challenge. Think about all of the Congress critters that don't have access to this technology that is provided by the secret service to the president and various other high-end influence a leader here in the country. There. They are in real trouble. And so are you, easy enough to track you. And, you know, I'm afraid to say, because I have a phone and it is trackable and followable. It's like wearing one of those tracking bracelets/anklets, as you see criminals having to wear. They can figure out who you are, they can figure out where you were, where you live, all kinds of things, at least in my case, because I'm using an iPhone and I keep it patched up. And I use secure messaging applications. The bad guys cannot get at that information. But it's a scary world out there, isn't it? So we're going to be doing more and more FacebookLives, and YouTube lives, where I'm going to be doing pop-up pieces of training, I want to thank all of you who thanked me for the pop-up training that did last year. I appreciate it. You know these pieces of training take a lot of time on my part. And I understand you guys with, you know, spend taking the time to thank me for it and taking the time to attend them, because they do take me a long time to put together, but I'm going to do one more of those. So I want to ask you to make sure you are on my list. Make sure you follow me on Facebook. And if you're on Facebook, which is Craig Peterson comm slash Facebook. Follow my page there, and you'll find out about all these free trainings, I am not selling new, anything and any of these free pieces of training. My webinars are free, and it's real training. It is not you know hour worth of pounding you to get you to buy something. That's not what I'm doing. Now sometimes I might have something to sell you, but I will give you the free training I promised, and then I'll you know if you're interested, you can stay on, and I'll tell you about an offer. Anyways, have a great week, and We'll be back next week with more tech talk with Craig Peterson. Take care, everybody. Bye-bye.

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