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  • Apple Is Now Giving People “Trust Scores” Based on Their Calls and Emails

    09/20/2018 2:07:39 PM PDT · by PFW · 48 replies
    This information will likely not be a surprise to anyone who has been paying attention to Big Tech’s increasing propensity to violate the privacy of users and use their data for questionable reasons, but here we are. Two days ago, the tech website Venture Beat noticed an eyebrow-raising bit in the latest update to Apple’s privacy policy: "Apple’s promise of transparency regarding user data means that any new privacy policy update might reveal that it’s doing something new and weird with your data. Alongside yesterday’s releases of iOS 12, tvOS 12, and watchOS 5, Apple quietly updated some of its...
  • Apple gives you a TRUST rating based on your call/ email (trunc)

    09/20/2018 10:33:05 AM PDT · by LouieFisk · 31 replies
    The Sun ^ | Srptember 20, 2019 | Sean Keach
    "To help identify and prevent fraud, information about how you use your device, including the approximate number of phone calls or emails you send and receive, will be used to compute a device trust score when you attempt a purchase," Apple explained."
  • Apple’s bigger-screen iPhones are slammed for being ‘sexist’

    09/17/2018 7:22:21 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 83 replies
    New York Post ^ | By Christian Gollayan
    When Apple released its iPhone XS line, with screens that range from 5.8 inches to 6.5 inches, they became the company’s largest phones yet. But the big screens have triggered a backlash from women who say the device is too large for the average female hand. “Women like me with small hands who need the most secure phone for safety reasons are stuck with something they can’t hold and constantly risk dropping,” tweeted sociology professor Zeynep Tufekci, who teaches at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “Some people like the bigger phones. Fine. Keep an alternative for the...
  • Apple, Firefox tools aim to thwart Facebook, Google tracking

    09/14/2018 3:34:28 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 30 replies
    SeattlePI ^ | September 14, 2018 | Anick Jesdanun
    Facebook and other companies routinely track your online surfing habits to better target ads at you. Two web browsers now want to help you fight back in what's becoming an escalating privacy arms race. New protections in Apple's Safari and Mozilla's Firefox browsers aim to prevent companies from turning "cookie" data files used to store sign-in details and preferences into broader trackers that take note of what you read, watch and research on other sites. (snip) Safari makes these protections automatic in updates coming Tuesday to iPhones and iPads and a week later to Mac computers. Firefox has similar protections...
  • The Leaked Video That Shows The World What Google Is

    09/13/2018 8:48:08 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/13/18 | Judi McLeod
    It can be watched in full at Breitbart who say “It can and should be watched in full in order to get the full context of the meeting and the statements made News virtually impossible to suppress: Even with all its political power and might over largely unsuspecting masses, Tech giant Google cannot steal elections. That is what the recorded video gone viral is now showing the entire digital world.
  • BREAKING: Reddit Shuts Down Second-Largest Pro-Trump Subreddit (LIB TROLLS IDENTIFIED AS CAUSE)

    09/13/2018 8:41:45 AM PDT · by bitt · 82 replies
    bigleaguepolitics.com ^ | 9/12/2018 | PATRICK HOWLEY
    ...."Top Reddit moderators have provided Big League Politics with information showing that left-wing operatives including an employee of CBS have been involved in posing as Trump supporters to post offensive anonymous content on Reddit in order to get pro-Trump subreddits flagged. BLP will be rolling out that information today as this censorship purge goes into high gear. ...More than 30 covert left-wing actors have been identified coordinating with Phillips, including activists linked to Media Matters and the ACLU."
  • Apple to create portal for law enforcement data requests

    09/11/2018 8:53:45 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/11/18 | Ali Breland
    Apple is slated to unveil later this year a new portal that law enforcement agencies can use to submit and track requests for user data related to investigations. The technology company said it will also create a team to train law enforcement regarding digital evidence as well offer online training to authorities on how to submit requests through the portal, according to a letter sent to Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) by the company that was provided to The Hill. Apple has previously handled such requests over email. “As more data ends up online and on our devices, we have to...
  • Right-Wing LA Street Artist Sabo Banned From Twitter

    04/16/2018 2:05:47 PM PDT · by BBell · 23 replies
    https://www.thewrap.com/ ^ | 4/14/18 | Sean Burch
    “They told me nothing or for how long,” Sabo told TheWrap about his exileRight-wing street artist Sabo has been suspended from Twitter, with his @UnsavoryAgents going offline on Friday. “They told me nothing or for how long,” Sabo told TheWrap, when asked if he was notified if it was a permanent or temporary removal. His account had approximately 30,000 followers. Twitter has not responded to multiple requests for comment from TheWrap. Sabo has been critical of big tech companies in the past, and his website includes a “F— Zuck 2020” poster, aimed at Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s rumored political aspirations....
  • Sabo strikes again! Google boss’ $380M cash deal sparks street artist’s #gCorp stealth campaign

    05/04/2018 12:58:52 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 2 replies
    Hopkins World ^ | 5/4/18 | Katie Hopkins
    While you and I were sleeping, the street artist Sabo was busy at work on the streets of San Francisco waging his private war against the excesses and duplicity of Silicon Valley. You might remember his last campaign in New York, exposing the incestuous relationship between Zuckerberg and Schumer: #ZuckSchumer. His new target is Google boss Sundar Pichai, a man last in the headlines for firing Google engineer James Damore for airing his views on diversity inside the business in his infamous Google memo. (Essentially, if you are straight, white or male you are at the back of the queue...
  • Trump tells Apple to make products in U.S. to avoid China tariffs

    09/08/2018 3:36:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 8, 2018 | Christopher Bing
    U.S. President Trump tweeted on Saturday that Apple Inc (AAPL.O) should make products inside the United States if it wants to avoid tariffs on Chinese imports. The company told trade officials in a letter on Friday that the proposed tariffs would affect prices for a “wide range” of Apple products, including its Watch, but it did not mention the iPhone. Trump, speaking on Friday aboard Air Force One, said the administration had tariffs planned for an additional $267 billion worth of Chinese goods. Trump tweeted that “Apple prices may increase because of the massive Tariffs we may be imposing on...
  • Apple Just Permanently Banned Infowars' App From The App Store

    09/07/2018 7:20:17 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 164 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | 07 Sep 18 | John Paczkowski and Charlie Warzel
    A day after being banned from Twitter, Alex Jones and Infowars have been booted from yet another platform: Apple's popular App Store. As of Friday evening, searches on the App Store for Infowars return no results. Apple confirmed the app's removal to BuzzFeed News, but declined comment, pointing to its App Store Review Guidelines. The company said Infowars would not be permitted to return to the App Store. The first clause of those guidelines explicitly rejects content that is "defamatory, discriminatory, or mean-spirited content, including references or commentary about religion, race, sexual orientation, gender, national/ethnic origin, or other targeted groups,...
  • Google, Twitter, Facebook, Apple slapped with class-action lawsuit over conservative censorship

    09/05/2018 5:27:13 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 70 replies
    Fox Business ^ | September 04, 2018 | Julia Limitone
    Social Media and search giants are being hit with a class-action lawsuit from a pro-Trump group who claims that they conspired against Conservatives. Freedom Watch, which promotes right to privacy among other causes, claims that Facebook, Google, Twitter and Apple violated antitrust laws. “Our YouTube account on Google never gets above 49 thousand,” said Larry Klayman, the group’s founder, during an interview on FOX Business’ “Varney & Co.” on Tuesday. “It goes up, it goes down. That’s been going on for about six months,” he claimed while adding that other conservative groups and interests are also experiencing the same issues....
  • After 50 Years The Gala Apple Becomes America’s Favorite

    09/02/2018 1:30:48 PM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 113 replies
    usapple.org ^ | September 2, 2018 | Tracy Grondine
    USApple’s 2018 production forecast, as reported in its annual Production and Utilization Analysis, is as follows: 1) Gala, 2) Red Delicious, 3) Granny Smith, 4) Fuji, and 5) Honeycrisp. Measured in 42 pound units, Gala production is estimated to jump from 49.5 million units in 2017 to 52.4 million in 2018, edging out Red Delicious, whose production is expected to decrease from 57.9 million in 2017 to 51.7 million in 2018. The Gala, which originated in New Zealand in the 1930s, has increased in popularity because consumers like its taste, texture and sweetness; growers like the variety because...
  • Apple blocks the Gay Pride watch face in Russia

    09/01/2018 4:07:02 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    People have been wondering for some time why they couldn't access the rainbow watch face in Russia, and now iOS developer Guilherme Rambo has revealed why on Twitter: "The Apple Watch pride face is hard coded to not show up if the paired iPhone is using the Russian Locale." ... It's very likely this is a result of Russia's 2013 'gay propaganda' law - a law which has seen all LGBTQ parades, art, speech and general support completely prohibited in the country in the name of protecting young generations from 'propaganda regarding sexual relations'. This particular law violates human rights...
  • Obama’s Secret Speech About Me

    02/27/2018 12:26:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 27, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: How many are you are aware that Barack Hussein O was in Boston over the weekend and made a private speech, an off-the-record speech? Did you hear about this? MIT’s Sloan Sports Analytics Conference invited Obama to come make a speech, reflections on his presidency and thoughts on other things. And the command went out that Obama’s speech was to be off-the-record, that nobody but nobody was to record it. Nobody but nobody was to report it! Even though they invited journalists in there, nobody was supposed to leak it. Nobody was supposed to say a word about what...
  • Google sued for tracking users' locations without permission

    08/21/2018 11:52:56 AM PDT · by ETL · 5 replies
    New York Post via FoxNews.com ^ | Aug 21, 2018 | Lia Eustachewich
    Google has been hit with a federal lawsuit for invasion of privacy – one week after the tech giant was caught tracking iPhone and Android users’ location in spite of enabled privacy settings. San Diego resident Napolean Patacsil accuses Google in the suit of storing location data “against the express wishes and expectations of its users” in violation of California laws. Last week, an Associated Press investigation found that the location data from phones was being stored even when the “location history” function was switched off – a breach that affects more than 2 billion Android users and hundreds of millions...
  • MEMO REVEALS SOROS-FUNDED SOCIAL-MEDIA CENSORSHIP PLAN

    08/20/2018 9:18:31 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 50 replies
    WND ^ | 8/20/2018 | ART MOORE
    The recent wave of censorship of conservative voices on the internet by tech giants Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Apple mirrors a plan concocted by a coalition of George Soros-funded, progressive groups to take back power in Washington from President Trump’s administration. A confidential, 49-page memo for defeating Trump by working with the major social-media platforms to eliminate “right wing propaganda and fake news” was presented in January 2017 by Media Matters founder David Brock at a retreat in Florida with about 100 donors, the Washington Free Beacon reported at the time. On Monday, the Gateway Pundit blog noted the memo’s...
  • Apple Reportedly Yanked 25,000 Apps From Its China App Store

    08/20/2018 7:27:53 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 2 replies
    CNBC ^ | 08/20/18 | Saheli Roy Choudhury
    Points Apple has reportedly removed around 25,000 illegal apps in China, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing state broadcaster CCTV. According to a weekend report from CCTV, the apps that were removed sold fake lottery tickets and offered gambling services. Apple told CNBC that gambling apps are illegal and not allowed on the App Store in China. Apple has reportedly pulled thousands of illegal apps from its App Store in China, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. The iPhone-maker removed around 25,000 apps from the platform, according to the Journal, which cited state broadcaster CCTV. Those apps would...
  • TIMELINE: Virginia Democrat Mark Warner Surprise Force Behind... Crackdown on Speech

    08/19/2018 11:04:04 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Aug 2018 | Kristina Wong
    FULL TITLE: TIMELINE: Virginia Democrat Mark Warner Surprise Force Behind Masters of the Universe Crackdown on Speech Twitter this week suspended InfoWars host Alex Jones for seven days for what it said were violations of its policies, following Facebook, YouTube, Apple, and Spotify’s simultaneous banning last week. It is not clear what prompted those platforms to suddenly take collective action, but it came about one week after Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), the vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, led a charge threatening new regulation of social media companies who cannot stop bad actors from using their platforms. Two weeks...
  • Why Silicon Valley is Killing Free Speech

    08/18/2018 8:32:09 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 34 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | August 17, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Why Silicon Valley is Killing Free Speech Control leads to censorship. August 17, 2018 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism In one survey, 75% of tech entrepreneurs voted for Hillary Clinton. 8.8% voted for Trump. 83% back higher taxes, 82% support gun control and another 82% are in favor of socialized medicine. Google, Microsoft, Apple and Amazon employees were 4 out of 5 of Bernie Sanders’ top donors. Cash from Google, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft poured into the Clinton campaign....