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Katherine Albrecht

Biography:

Katherine Albrecht is a consumer privacy expert and the Founder and Director of CASPIAN (Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and Numbering), a national consumer organization created in 1999 to educate consumer-citizens about shopper surveillance. Ms. Albrecht is widely recognized as one of the world's leading experts on consumer privacy. She regularly speaks on the consumer privacy and civil liberties impacts of new technologies, with an emphasis on RFID and retail issues.

She has testified on RFID technology before the Federal Trade Commission, the California state legislature, the European Commission, and the Federal Reserve Bank, and she has given over a thousand television, radio and print interviews to news outlets all over the world. Katherine graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in International Marketing, and holds a master's degree in Instructional Technology from Harvard University. She is currently completing her Doctorate in Education at Harvard where her research focus is consumer education, privacy and psychology.

Past Shows:

Mysterious Ancient Sites

Independent researcher and leader of tours to locations of ancient mysteries and civilizations, Gary Evans, discussed the evidence at such sites for unusual properties, such as transformative acoustical effects, and stargates. Joining the conversation in the third hour, Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D. shared updates on pyramids, geomagnetic effects, and his latest travels in Indonesia. First hour guest, privacy advocate Katherine Albrecht reacted to a new Supreme Court ruling which expands police authority in home searches. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Timetraks & Merlin Project

Futurist Paul Guercio and physicist George Hart of the Merlin Project discussed their software-based forecasting technology and the graphical snapshots of time, called Timetraks, it generates. "The timetraks for the United States indicated that this year and continuing for several years would be periods of extreme chaos and tension," said Hart. First hour guest, privacy advocate Katherine Albrecht reported on a supermarket's plan to track shoppers with "smart shelves" that are integrated with Microsoft Kinect technology ... More »

Host: George Noory

The Anunnaki on Earth

Gerald Clark (book link) discussed his passion for ancient astronaut technology and tablets left by the Sumerians which support Zecharia Sitchin's ideas that humans were seeded by the Anunnaki. First hour guest, privacy advocate Katherine Albrecht reacted to news that Apple was working on a patent that would allow the use of an encoded signal that could turn off photo and video capabilities on its phones. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Bigfoot & Cryptozoology

Cryptozoology expert Alex Hearn discussed his Bigfoot sightings, and involvement in the Melba Ketchum Bigfoot DNA study, and paranormal investigator Joshua P. Warren spoke live from Puerto Rico, where he's investigating creatures such as the chupacabras. First hour guest, privacy advocate Katherine Albrecht commented on the NSA spying revelations, and related events. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Stonehenge & Dowsing/ Scary Open Lines

Maria Wheatley, a second-generation dowser and leading authority on the geodetic system of earth energies, appeared in the second hour, discussing anomalies related to Stonehenge. In the latter half of the show, callers were invited to share their paranormal experiences, and scary stories. First hour guest, privacy advocate Katherine Albrecht reacted to the recent Supreme Court ruling upholding the DNA swabbing of people under arrest. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Smart Meters/ Consciousness & OBEs

In the first half, privacy advocate Katherine Albrecht was joined by Jennifer Stahl of Naperville Smart Meter Awareness to discuss Stahl's arrest on Wednesday. In the latter half, consciousness researcher Sandie Gustus was joined by her associate at the International Academy of Consciousness (IAC), Patricia Sousa. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Liberation of the Planet

John B. Wells welcomed the man code-named Cobra, who for 35 years has been in contact with an underground movement, resisting the dark forces attempting to control humanity. UFO contactee Rob Potter also joined the discussion about the nature of the dark forces, and the strength of the resistance movement. First hour guest, privacy advocate Katherine Albrecht reported that a court decision had been announced in the San Antonio school chipping case. ... More »

Host: John B. Wells

Lost Mayan Technology

Structural engineer, James O'Kon, in addition to designing award-winning projects in major cities, has also spent 40 years investigating Maya engineering feats and lost Maya technology. He discussed damage from Hurricane Sandy, as well as how many important discoveries in Mayan ruins have been overlooked by archeologists. First hour guest, privacy advocate Katherine Albrecht reported on audio surveillance on the Baltimore bus system, and related issues. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Chip Tracking/ Hopi Wisdom

In the first half, privacy advocate Katherine Albrecht responded to a report about Texas schools punishing students who refuse to be tracked with microchips. Due to truancy problems, several schools in San Antonio have been requesting that students wear ID badges which contain radio-frequency identification chips (RFID) on lanyards. In the latter half of the show, Thomas O. Mills discussed the Hopi creation story, and how he connected it to the pyramids and other ancient structures on Earth. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Privacy & Tracking

Katherine Albrecht, a consumer privacy expert and VP of startpage.com, the world's most private search engine, discussed the latest RFID technologies being used to track not only products but humans, and their movement and activity. She announced that Macy's is considering implementing RFID on a broad national scale. First hour guest, psychologist Dr. Art Rosengarten spoke about how Tarot cards can be used for self-exploration and problem-solving. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Online Privacy/ Cancer Treatments

Katherine Albrecht, consumer privacy expert, and VP of startpage.com, shared her contention that Google is using our personal information to create a centralized database that intrudes on users' privacy. She also discussed the strategy and treatments she employed in her battle against breast cancer this last year. First hour guest, producer of Ancient Aliens, and publisher of Legendary Times magazine, Giorgio Tsoukalos, shared updates on his work. ... More »

Host: George Noory

UFOs on the Record

Investigative journalist Leslie Kean discussed firsthand accounts of UFO encounters including reports from top military generals and pilots. She looked at the 5% of cases that can't be explained in official aviation/government investigations. One such incident was the November 2006 UFO incursion at Chicago's O'Hare airport, seen by witnesses on the ground at the United Airlines terminal at 4:30 in the afternoon for about 8-10 minutes before the metallic object shot up into a cloud bank. First hour guest, consumer privacy expert Katherine Albrecht talked about her recovery from breast cancer-- she is balancing chemotherapy with natural supplements. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Star Visitors & Internet Privacy

First hour guest, consumer privacy expert Katherine Albrecht reacted to a proposed bill that would give the US president the power of an Internet "kill switch.". Appearing in the second hour, anthropologist specializing in Star Cultures, Dr. Richard Boylan shared updates on ET visitors and 'star children.' The latter half of the show featured Open Lines, with paranormal investigator Joshua P. Warren joining George to field the calls. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Privacy, Tracking, & Technology

In the first half of the show, consumer privacy advocate Katherine Albrecht discussed the ways companies and the government are tracking people's behavior via RFID chips and the Internet. China has been using technology to track and suppress dissidents, and as the U.S. moves toward becoming "a sort of Big Brother top-down surveillance-based police state, I could see something like that happening here," she cautioned. Appearing in the second half of the show, Internet and privacy expert Lauren Weinstein spoke about various issues related to the web. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Puzzling Paranormal Cases

Professor Stephen Braude discussed his lifelong interest in the esoteric and shared a number of cases that feature particularly strong evidence of paranormal phenomena. In the first hour, consumer privacy advocate Katherine Albrecht talked about the TSA's plan to block employees from viewing "controversial" websites. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Resonance & the Paranormal

Appearing during the middle two hours, researcher Marie D. Jones discussed connections between science and the paranormal. First hour guest, consumer privacy advocate Katherine Albrecht expressed concern over one version of the 2010 census, as well search engines like Google. Last hour guests, actor Kane Hodder, who played Jason in the Friday the 13th movies, and stuntman Rick McCallum talked about their organization the Hollywood Ghost Hunters. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Traveling with Wands

Neil Slade discussed his new work on how wands can actually help us traverse multiple dimensions Last hour guest, privacy advocate Katherine Albrecht shared concerns that most search engines such as Google are compiling data on their users. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Spirit Attachment

During the middle two hours, Kelly Kiernan Ray, an expert in hauntings, discussed the various ways that ghosts and entities can share our space and cause physical, mental and emotional problems as well as addictions. During the first hour, consumer privacy advocate Katherine Albrecht reacted to the unveiling of the 'barcode replacement.' In the fourth hour, UFO expert Nick Pope responded to the Buzz Aldrin 'Martian monolith' story as well as the news about Russia releasing UFO files. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Space News & Research

Appearing during the first three hours, historian and journalist Robert Zimmerman discussed space politics and history, including recent developments at NASA, space tourism, and the Hubble Space Telescope, "the telescope that will not die." In the last hour, consumer privacy advocate Katherine Albrecht shared an update on current US census plans that incorporate tagging homes with GPS readings. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Resurrecting Dinosaurs & Privacy Update

During the second hour, paleontologist Jack Horner discussed his remarkable research that may one day make it possible for scientists to recreate dinosaurs. In the third hour, Katherine Albrecht raised concerns about the CDC and Google tracking IP addresses of flu-related searches, electronic medical records, and other privacy-related issues. ... More »

Host: Ian Punnett

Chips, Surveillance & Privacy

Private investigator Roger Tolces spoke about the latest news in surveillance, and privacy expert Katherine Albrecht warned of a technology called "Smart Grid," and the increased use of RFID. First hour guest, consultant Harry S. Dent offered analysis on the economy. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Past Life Regressions & Channeling

A former practitioner of conventional medicine, Dr. Charles Tramont discussed how he now treats people with hypnotherapy, conducting past-life regressions. First hour guest, privacy activist Katherine Albrecht warned that a component in Obama's Stimulus Plan called for citizens' personal medical records to be placed in a national electronic database, and that many different organizations/entities would have access to the files. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Visions of the Future

Astrologer and seer Michael St.Clair debuted on the show, sharing his visions of the future. First hour guest, Katherine Albrecht reacted to a plan in Britain to hack into home users' computers with a technique called "remote searching." ... More »

Host: George Noory

Purging Negative Spirits

Exorcist and psychic Jeffrey Seelman discussed his work with negative and demonic spirits, and what it takes to purge them from an environment. Negative spirits are typically deceased persons who were negative while they were alive, while demonic entities may never have been human, he explained. Such beings can be drawn to a home, business or person when there is an opening, typically associated with negative emotional energy, he said. Negative spirits can deliberately attack or influence human emotions, and even create condensed "energy devices" that are emotionally harmful, he noted. Seelman, who said he was asked by helpful spirits to join their organization, conducts his business by clearing hotspots of negative emotional energy and then releasing and banishing negative spirits from the afflicted area. One way people can protect themselves from negative spirits is by strengthening and expanding their auras through mental exercises, he shared. He spoke about a recent case inv ... More »

Host: George Noory

Flatwoods UFO Case & Shootdowns

Ufologists Stanton Friedman and Frank Feschino discussed the 'Flatwoods Monster' encounter, which took place on Sept. 12, 1952, during what they believe was the biggest UFO flap in US history. Witnesses said they saw a large oval-shaped craft set down on a hill in Flatwoods in Braxton County, WV, and when they went to investigate they were sickened by a sulfur-like smell. An object that witnesses reported seeing near the craft became known as a 'monster' based on a sketch artist's interpretation. However, Feschino suggested the 'monster' was something encased in metal, with eye-like portals on its head. The arms depicted with claws in the sketch, actually had antenna-like appendages, according to the witness. View Feschino's drawing here.According to Feschino's research, the craft in Flatwoods passed by Washington DC earlier that night on its flight path, and may have been damaged by a military shootdown. There were other damaged UFOs that night as well, he said.Friedman a ... More »

Host: George Noory

Variety Show

A special evening featured four separate guests covering such topics as spy chips, ghosts, food & energy, and ancient Lemuria. In the first hour,privacy advocate Katherine Albrecht reported on how cell phones can be used to track people's locations without their consent. A cell phone sends out a location beacon every 15 minutes, but this can be subverted by turning your cell phone off, she said. Bluetooth headsets have even less location privacy she noted. Appearing in the second hour, ghostbuster Mary Ann Winkowski described her work communicating with the deceased at their funerals. She noted that spirits often linger at the photo collages increasingly used at funerals in order to hear what people say about particular images. Of late, people seem to be dying at younger ages as though they're in a hurry to move on, she commented. Author Howard Bloom joined the show in the third hour to offer analysis on the oil and food crisis. Blaming food riots ... More »

Host: George Noory

RFID & Chip Implants

Consumer privacy advocate Katherine Albrecht presented an update on RFID and chip implants. Around 300 people have voluntarily had an RFID chip implanted in them, but they could be at an increased risk for cancer, she said.Studies of animals who've been chipped show that up to 10% of them come down with tumors at the site of the implant. The microchipping of pets preys on owners love for their animals, she commented. A plan is also in the works to chip all farm animals, Albrecht added. She expressed concerns about Border Crossing IDs issued in various states which can be read as far as 20 feet away. Personal information could possibly be gleaned from these cards by electronic readers not associated with the government. Companies such as Checkpoint Systems and Sensormatic Electronics plan to offer RFID tags hidden in clothing and shoes, but legislation is under consideration that would force stores to disclose that the tags were there, said Albrecht.She also talked abo ... More »

Host: George Noory

Non-Physical Realms

Physicist Tom Campbell spoke about his experiences exploring different realms of consciousness. He worked with Robert Monroe in the early 1970s, helping establish Monroe's laboratory for the study of consciousness, and develop the Hemi-Sync technology, used to attain specific altered states. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Plant Communication

An expert in the polygraph and biocommunication, Cleve Backster related details of his research into electrical responses in plant life. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Secret Door II

In a night of "Secret Door" guests, six people made surprise appearances on the show. ... More »

Host: George Noory

ET Contact & Disclosure

Dr. Steven Greer returned to discuss his new memoir Hidden Truth: Forbidden Knowledge, as well as to comment on ufology and disclosure. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Mad Moments

During the final two hours of the show, George Noory, who was broadcasting live from WMAL-AM in Washington D.C., hosted Open Lines and offered a 'mad moment' line for people who wanted to share occasions in their lives when they just lost it. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Govt. Tracking: RFID & NAIS

Consumer privacy expert Katherine Albrecht, joined by activists Pat Showalter and Celeste Bishop in hour two, spoke out against the National Animal Identification System (NAIS), a USDA plan to track farm animals using RFID chips. Showalter and Bishop, who both own animals in a small scale, non-commercial capacity, said the new regulations are very burdensome for small farmers. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Exorcisms & Possession

Paranormal researcher John Zaffis returned for a discussion about exorcisms. He has assisted and worked with well-known exorcists including Bishop Robert McKenna and the late Father Malachi Martin. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Rebroadcast: Katherine Albrecht/Steve Quayle

In this rebroadcast, Ian Punnett chats with Katherine Albrecht on 'spy chips' from 10/1/05, followed by his interview with Steve Quayle on the history of giants, which originally aired on 8/20/05. ... More »

Host: Ian Punnett

Technology Breakthroughs

Technological trends advisor Charles Ostman discussed both the progress and dangers of nanotechnology and other developments. Nanotech, the ability to manipulate matter at the atomic level, can offer spectacular breakthroughs, but it could also be used as a horrible weapon, he said. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Searching for the Afterlife

Journalist and contributing editor for the science magazine Discover, Mary Roach discussed several interesting topics related to her new book, Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife. A self-proclaimed skeptic, Roach said she was born "without faith" and was motivated to write Spook in an effort to understand what, if anything, happens to us after we die. ... More »

Host: Ian Punnett

Spy Chips

Consumer privacy experts Katherine Albrecht and Liz McIntyre of CASPIAN, a group dedicated to fighting supermarket 'loyalty' cards, shared an update on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) products. ... More »

Host: Ian Punnett

RFID Update

Consumer privacy expert Katherine Albrecht returned to share an update on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) products and how society might be affected by their usage. Many large companies such as Proctor & Gamble, Gillette, and Wal-Mart envision using the technology to create an "Internet of Things," where all products can be tracked all the time, she said. ... More »

Host: George Noory

RFID & Privacy Abuse

Katherine Albrecht, the founder of Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and Numbering, shared her research on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) products. The small tags which emit identifying signals, are being pitched by major retailers to replace bar codes, and the marketing applications are "quite chilling," she commented. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Privacy Invasion

Katherine Albrecht, the founder of CASPIAN (Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and Numbering, was the main guest on Wednesday night. A doctoral candidate at Harvard, Albrecht believes that "retail surveillance" is increasingly invading consumer's privacy. ... More »

Host: George Noory

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