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Internet Privacy – When has it gone too far?

Internet privacy is once again in the news. Today in the news, which I  found at online newspaper,  The Hill,  was an article about internet privacy. “The Republican push to eliminate Obama-era consumer data protections is sparking a new national debate over online privacy, and putting internet companies on the defensive.

The measure blocking the online privacy rules is on the desk of President Trump, who is expected to sign it.”

With the eruption of Russian hacking attacks and attempts to weaponize the information collected during these attacks, we question the wisdom behind the president’s obsession to repeal these particular protections.

President Obama’s 2012 comprehensive blueprint for consumer privacy included a BuySecure initiative to safeguard Americans’ financial security and steps to address issues related to big data and privacy in public services and the commercial sector. FACT SHEET: Safeguarding American Consumers & Families

Here are the federal acts we think are currently in danger of repeal, born in 2012 they were not completed until 2015 or later:

The acts are very quick reads; as you can see they are critical to our consumer protections.  Repealing these acts would likely contribute to Russian hackers ability to remain incognito for extended periods of time.  Removing the requirements of ISP or web business notifications to Department of Homeland Security and the FBI when larger attacks occur,  may result in a hacker haven free from retribution.

The rules passed in 2015 and later, also resulted in FCC’s net neutrality rules. The Senate voted to repeal the rules under the Congressional Review Act, with the House following suit. The White House said Trump would sign the measure.

Net neutrality is the idea that all traffic on the Internet should be treated equally.  According to the article 13 things you need to know about the FCCs Net Neutrality Regulation, Net Neutrality is important to us as consumers for numerous reasons.  We quoted only the first thing, as it explains the FCC’s Net neutrality order in three key rules:

  1. No Blocking. Simply put: A broadband provider can’t block lawful content, applications, services or nonharmful devices.
  2. No Throttling. The FCC created a separate rule that prohibits broadband providers from slowing down specific applications or services, a practice known as throttling. More to the point, the FCC said providers can’t single out Internet traffic based on who sends it, where it’s going, what the content happens to be or whether that content competes with the provider’s business.
  3. No Paid Prioritization. A broadband provider cannot accept fees for favored treatment. In short, the rules prohibit Internet fast lanes.

Internet privacy has greatly evolved since Cruise Bruise was added to our business network in late 2005.  The cruise industry websites made massive expansions to our original network of websites launched in 1999.  We grew with the internet that ‘had’ evolved and suffered through the internet’s domain name registrations wars and java, html, browser and search engine updates.  It could be argued, that the web growth has been both positive and negative.

As the web improves,  less technical or skilled users have become webmasters.  Naturally, the intelligence level and mental stability of webmasters and blog owners devolved, resulting in a degraded Internet credibility.  The quality of the content was reduced by once built in checks and balances.  This lead to a growing belief in contradictions between privacy and free speech laws.  Public stake holders such as Paypal, Facebook and Amazon struggle to constantly adopted new policies in an attempt to protect visitors.

Just this morning, I checked into Webmasterworld, (where I have been a member for  14 years)  to look at discussions on the topic of Google Search Algorithm updates.  The latest Google Search update, named “Fred”, was a topic covering the most recent post.  I noted, one user with less experience than myself,  stated that the Google update thread topic, “Fred” was “fake news”.  I rest my case.

Mainstream Web Privacy Policy – (The Standard by which all others are measured)

The Paypal website privacy states, “We do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without your explicit consent.”

The Amazon website privacy policy states, in part, “Information about our customers is an important part of our business, and we are not in the business of selling it to others.”

The Facebook website privacy policy states, in part, “We are able to deliver our Services, personalize content, and make suggestions for you by using this information to understand how you use and interact with our Services and the people or things you’re connected to and interested in on and off our Services. ”

On the topic of freedom of speech, protected by the first Amendment, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)  website says, “The digital revolution has produced the most diverse, participatory, and amplified communications medium humans have ever had: the Internet. The ACLU believes in an uncensored Internet, a vast free-speech zone deserving at least as much First Amendment protection as that afforded to traditional media such as books, newspapers, and magazines.”

Who Has Control of Internet Privacy?

With the Trump federal government opening up internet privacy,  far beyond what we have seen in the past, states are rushing to put in place their own internet privacy laws. How effective those regulations might be, may hinge on our national constitution. “The Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution (Article VI, Clause 2) establishes that the Constitution, federal laws made pursuant to it, and treaties made under its authority, constitute the supreme law of the land. It provides that state courts are bound by the supreme law; in case of conflict between federal and state law, the federal law must be applied.”

So, in effect, if federal law is tighter on civil liberties in some cases but more liberal in other cases, the resulting laws of the land may seem contradictory at best or deranged and psychologically unbalanced at worst. On the current USA government (circa Obama) website page on privacy, the website states,  “While many companies take steps to protect your personal information, there is no guarantee that it is protected to the degree that you’d like. Some companies may share or sell your information to other organizations. If a company’s databases are hacked, you could be a victim of phishing scams or identity theft . . . ” – Protecting Your Privacy (webpage source code)

The page was updated on October 03, 2016 when President Obama was in office. Clearly a different internet privacy policy agenda is now being put in place under President Trump.


State  Laws Related To Internet Privacy

Can states prevail in an internet  privacy war with the federal government? According to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), the following states have or are in the  process of state sponsored internet privacy laws: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Missouri, Nebraska, Pennsylvania and Tennessee.

The website stated,  “This web page documents state laws in a limited number of areas: website privacy policies, privacy of online book downloads and reader browsing information, personal information held by Internet service providers, online marketing of certain products directed to minors, and employee email monitoring.”

History – Internet Privacy Circa 2006

Is internet privacy protecting internet criminal elements? The post below could be seen on Cruise Bruise back on August 11, 2006. After launching the website, we, as most all webmasters did, were checking through our website statistics. Back in the day, webmasters could learn so much more from their website statistics about who their visitor were, what they were looking for, if they found it, and what new content might make the website more relevant to their target market, than they can today.

Later, major internet search websites like Google and Yahoo adjusted their privacy policy to protect their users from revealing unwanted web statistics about their web surfing behavior.


“The most troubling day in our history, was when we discovered within a few hours on November 3, 2006 some very disturbing search queries from arriving visitors.

The following search terms brought visitors to this site, on this day: live sexual assault on minor, cocaine dose – pictures, can i bring marijuana on cruise, ayia napa orgy,  Gamma Hydroxy Butyrate, ghb cruise ship, and cruise weed. Think about the possibility of all those people being on the same cruise with you, and the dangers that a family ‘might’ face aboard.

It is a very dangerous world we live in today. Do not lose sight of that while you soak up the sun and the fun.”

December 2006 To February 2007 Stats – (How people found Cruise Bruise pages in search)
Wikipedia - Tin Foil Hat - Drvec

The term tin foil hat” is associated with paranoia and conspiracy theories.

It could be argued, some of these people would be better served on the Dark Web.  The Dark Web is a hidden, twisted parallel web universe, an alternate internet world which the average person will never see. This is where privacy obsessive compulsive users  and  those  who wear tin foil hats,  intermix with criminals and deviants, with some of those trading in the dark web currency known as the bit coin. They roam freely in the dark recesses of the world wide web, hidden from mainstream internet user view.

These are some of the most enlightening  search terms which brought visitors to Cruise Bruise in the early days. We were the only website covering these topics (as they related to cruises) back in 2006-2008. So, we ranked highly, for these somewhat disturbing search terms, when taken in or out of context. A few words on a page, would trigger our pages at the top of the page,  in search result queries for the oddest search topics. See the search terms which brought visitors to Cruise Bruise.

ABOVE: Cruise Bruise visitor search terms, circa 2006. See link above, for odd full list of search terms bringing internet surfers to our website in 2006.

carnival cruise sex pictures
cruise ship sex
gbh ingrediants
i like to buy sex in costa rica
nude photos on carnival cruise ships
butanediol retailers (July 17, 2006)
bomb dogs on cruise lines ( July 24, 2006)
british Ayia Napa greek cruise orgy photo
cocaine smuggling tips (July 28, 2006)
cruise ship drugged raped photos
cruise ship naked pictures (Sep 24, 2006)
cruise ship photos naked (July 23, 2006 AU)
Gamma Hydroxy Butyrate recipe (August 21, 2006)
group rapes in carnaval
how to bring marijuana on a cruise ship (July 16,2006)
how to smuggle” cocaine (August 21, 2006)
how to sneak onto a cruise ship (July 16, 2006)
“kiddie porn” (now that is scary)
kiddie porn webcams (Nov 14, 2006)
making love cams
Mega TV girls sex pictures Ayia Napa cruise boat

Dark Web Reaches Far and Wide

Consider this thought.  The dark web is a bigger part of the entire picture, because it is more private by design and ‘may’ be a safe zone away from hackers. posted an article, which was very ‘dark web’ and fitting, for Halloween, October 31,  2014. The Wired article, Why Facebook Just Launched It’s Own Dark Web Site, states, “In a first-of-its-kind move for a Silicon Valley giant, Facebook on Friday launched a Tor hidden service, a version of its website that runs the anonymity software Tor. That new site, which can only be accessed by users running the Tor software, bounces users’ connections through three extra encrypted hops to random computers around the Internet, making it far harder for any network spy observing that traffic to trace their origin.”

Sure enough, I went to the Facebook dark web domain to see for myself and  Facebook had indeed gone to the privacy cloaking, dark web. There have been recent rumors since Trump took office that Facebook billionaire CEO Mark Zuckerberg,  has serious political ambitions and may run for President in 2020. It is noted that 2020 has other meanings, such as 20-20 being a medical diagnosis for perfect vision. It looks like Mark Zuckerberg had 20-20 vision before Trump took office and saw this latest federal government, dark, ugly internet development coming.


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Wheelchair Cruise Passenger Books Accessible Cabin Carnival Screws Up

In December 2016, Jade of J5 Aerial Photography embarked on a Carnival Cruise Lines’ Baja Mexico 4-night cruise aboard Carnival Imagination.  Jade is a vblogger who takes videos on his trips and he also brings his Phantom drone, getting aerial photography on his trips as well.  He posts “The Jade Vblog” under the Youtube user name MixTape51 or J5 aerial photography.

Jade is from Phoenix, Arizona and drove five hours to embark the cruise from Long Beach, California.  Jade is in a wheelchair and had booked a handicap accessible cabin to enable his wheel chair easy access through the cabin door and easier access into the cabin restroom. But, as he approached the assigned cabin door, it was clear the cabin was not accessible for this wheelchair.

Jade went to the customer service front desk to complain about the cabin he was booked into. He spoke with Tim who told him the cruise ship was fully booked, but after the ship left port they would see what they could do for him.

Jade browses the cruise ship and finally gets word there is an accessible cabin available and he settles into  the accessible cabin, giving us a tour. He thought the matter was resolved and he was pleased. But, the issue was far from over.

Carnival Imagination anchors off shore from Catalina Island, California and he tenders ashore in his wheelchair, getting some drone footage of the island and has a meal at the Bluewater Avalon Seafood Restaurant where he dines on scallops.

Back aboard the cruise ship, Jade give us more good information. Jade requires a gluten-free diet and is pleased there are good choices aboard the cruise ship for his special diet, including gluten-free Mexican food.

As the cruise ship sails towards Ensenada, Mexico, Jade dines at Carnival Imagination’s American Table and orders the Escargot Bourguignonne, giving us a review of the meal.

After dinner he goes back his cabin and a surprise is waiting for him inside. Tim from Customer Service has comped him a beautiful fruit basket ($28.00), a chilled bottle of champagne ($28.75) and a tray of chocolate covered strawberries ($12.50), as a result of the inconvenience he faced after he boarded the cruise ship with an improper cabin assignment.  Way to go Tim!

Carnival Imagination sails onto Ensenada and Jade hopes to launch his drone here, as he did on Catalina Island. Someone immediately comes over to him on the dock and tells him the Federales will shoot it down without warning. So, instead he takes a takes video of the port with his cell.

We featured this vblogger video today, because it shows sometimes things are not quite as expected on  a cruise ship. But, in this case Carnival quickly corrected the issue and went the extra mile to ensure Jade was satisfied with their customer service at the end of the day.



Wendy Portman Lewis Cruise Ship Overboard

Wendy Portman Lewis, 59, from Palm Desert, California has been identified as the woman  cruise ship passenger who went overboard from Seabourn Quest near Boston on September 11.

Wendy Portman Lewis, 59, and, with her husband Douglas Lewis from Palm Desert, California were sailing aboard Seabourn Cruises Seabourn Quest ( Track Seabourn Quest) near Boston, Massachusetts on September 11, 2015 when Wendy went overboard. Her body was recovered hours later.

Wendy Portman Lewis originally from Canada and her husband Douglas Lewis originally from the United were co-owners of The Estate Jewelry Collection store in Palm Desert, California. The business website describes the jewelry store as having a “vast collection of large diamonds,” ranging from 1 carat to 150″.

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Tobias Brekke Cruise Ship Overboard

Overboard cruise ship death of California prison nurse Tobias Brekke, 59, from San Luis Obispo, California is ruled suspicious.

Tobias Brekke, 59, a Registered Nurse from San Luis Obispo, California went overboard from Papagallo II on a dinner cruise in Morro Bay, California about 8:15 pm on Friday, September 4, 2015. The dinner cruise had about 22 passengers aboard, when passengers on deck heard a splash sound coming from the stern of the dinner cruise boat.

The fire department and Morro Bay police arrived. Brekke was pulled from the water by a fellow passenger, who jumped in after him and found him floating face down in the bay. Brekke was taken by ambulance to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, where he was listed in critical condition on Friday night. Tobias reportedly died on Sunday, September 6, 2015.

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Tobias Brekke talks about Chia Stuff

Two San Diego Cruise Ships Epidemics

Two San Diego Cruise Ships Report Sick Passengers

Two San Diego #cruise ship reporting epidemics. The CDC is investigating epidemics which included 228 sick with Norovirus type symptoms.

Cruise ship Norovirus-like symptoms having been affecting passengers sailing out of San Diego, California this past week. Celebrity Infinity and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Legend Of The seas both were affected with more than 3% of the cruise ship passengers sick with vomiting and diarrhea.

The epidemics were reported to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Both cruise ships were on 14-day cruises, which accounts for growing numbers of increasingly sick passengers while the cruise ship keeps passengers at home.

Due to the extra added cost of medical care aboard cruise ships, which is not covered within the cost of the booked cruise, many passengers tend to nurse themselves along until they are very ill, instead of seeking medical care aboard the cruise ship in the earlier stages of the virus. Since it takes a cabin quarantine to help limit the spread, and quarantine is only ordered when medical attention is sought, the virus spreads quickly, affecting many who continue to roam the cruise ship freely.

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Carol Dimas Carnival Glory Overboard Update

Cruise Ship Deaths: More  Carol Dimas suicide witnesses come forward, cabin number, family sets up Go Fund Me page

Time of Death 4:00

About 9:00 am on Thursday August 20, 2015, we received a tip from a passenger about a fellow cruise ship passenger who jumped overboard from Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Glory around 4:00 pm the day before on Wednesday, August 19, 2015, soon after Carnival Glory left the port of Roatan, Honduras around 3:15 pm.

We have learned the woman who jumped overboard was Carol Ann Dimas, 65, from San Jose, California. Dimas jumped overboard from Deck 9 or 11, an hour after the ship left the port of Roatan sailing towards Grand Cayman, on a 7 day Western Caribbean Cruise.

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Video: Carnival Glory crew search for woman who jumped overboard

Live Cruise Ship Tracker Major Update

Live Cruise Ship Tracker and  World Cruise Ship Tracker had 85 cruise ships removed, 85 new cruise ships added now at Track 10,000+ cruise ships! Includes:

Cruise Ship Trackers by Cruise Line

Cruise Ship Trackers by Country Registration

Tahoe Queen Grounding Over 300 Aboard

#Cruise Ship Sinking: The  Tahoe Queen grounded on a sandbar yesterday with 296 passengers and 14 crew aboard. Passengers evacuated by USCG.

Hornblower Cruises’ Tahoe Queen Near Thomas F Regan Beach S Lake Tahoe, California with nearly 300 passengers aboard

Hornblower Cruises’ Tahoe Queen ran aground at around 1530 hours on Monday, August 4, 2014, near the shore of Thomas F Regan Beach in South Lake Tahoe, California with nearly 300 passengers aboard.

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Lonnie Kocontes Cruise Ship Murder Trial Continues

The case of cruise ship passenger Micki Kanesaki, who went missing on a cruise aboard Island Cruises’ cruise ship Island Escape,  while sailing with her ex-husband in the Mediterranean is now in court. Kanesaki went overboard nearly seven years ago on May 26, 2006.

Not long after she went overboard, her body was found and autopsy results confirmed she didn’t jump overboard, she’d been strangled to death prior to being dumped into the sea.

Kanesaki’s ex-husband was been arrested and charged with her strangulation murder in February 2013, nearly seven years after her murder.

The  cruise ship murder case of Micki Kanesaki will be updated after California lawyer Lonnie Loren Kocontes, who maintains his innocence, appears in court again.