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  • Florida man missing since 1997 found at the bottom of a pond thanks to Google Maps

    09/13/2019 7:21:38 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 56 replies
    BGR ^ | September 13, 2019 | Mike Wehner
    Google Maps is a powerful tool if you need to know exactly how to get somewhere, but when a car was spotted in a residential pond using Google’s high-flying satellites in late August, it shed light on a mystery far more intense than finding the quickest route across town. As the Sun Sentinel reports, a neighbor of a Florida resident named Barry Fay first alerted him to what appeared to be a vehicle sitting in a pond directly behind his home. When police investigated the sighting, they found the final resting place of a man who had been missing since...
  • Hiring for drone teams soars at Amazon, Google, and Uber

    09/12/2019 2:44:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Thinknum ^ | September 6, 2019 | Joshua Fruhlinger
    If there's one thing that set Amazon ($NASDAQ:AMZN) apart from its rivals and paved Jeff Bezos and co's path for e-commerce dominance, it was the company's ability to get items into the hands of its customers faster than anyone else and without significant cost. What was once the main reason to go to an actual store — isntant gratification and lack of delivery fees — became a non-factor. Need kitty litter before the weekend? Amazon Prime has it at your doorstep by the time Mittens has time to make too much of a mess. But it's the final mile —...
  • Google's Got A New Face-Tracking Camera For Your Home

    09/09/2019 1:46:08 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    CNET ^ | 09/09/19 | Ry Crist
    It's no longer just always-listening microphones -- Google's new Nest Hub Max smart display adds a camera that's always scanning for faces.Google Home and Nest Hub gadgets already feature microphones that are always listening for the words that wake up the Assistant ("OK, Google" or "Hey, Google"). Now, the search giant's newest gadget for your home, the Nest Hub Max smart display, adds in a camera that's always watching for a familiar face.Google calls the feature Face Match, and it uses facial recognition technology to remember what you look like. After that, you can tap on the screen to see...
  • Google faces a new antitrust probe by 50 attorneys general

    09/09/2019 12:32:34 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 24 replies
    CNBC ^ | Lauren Feiner
    Texas will lead a joint state investigation into Google over antitrust concerns, state Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Monday. The news follows the announcement of a joint state Facebook probe led by the attorney general of New York. Google is also reportedly facing an antitrust probe from the U.S. Department of Justice... The bipartisan probe includes attorneys general from 48 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. California and Alabama are not involved in the probe... Antitrust, compared to privacy and consumer protection concerns, poses a more direct threat to these companies’ business models. If the federal or state...
  • Got Google? Scarier than milk: How Google Manipulated Millions of Votes for Hillary in 2016

    09/09/2019 7:45:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/09/2019 | By Marion DS Dreyfus
    Mark Levin had a fascinating episode yesterday on his exceptional hour-long Fox News program, Life, Liberty & Levin, where his guest is an avowed leftist but an honest researcher — rara avis, right there — and this Dr. Robert Epstein spent the hour describing the constant but usually subtle manipulations indulged in by Google from 2016 to push millions of votes toward HRC, though people were scarcely aware their search results and the "casual" characters generated by search engine inputs tilted them repeatedly to voting for one party over the other (over 3 million votes, Dr. Robert Epstein says). This...
  • Brad Parscale: Trump Won After Facebook Employees Taught 2016 Campaign Workers To Micro-Target Ads

    10/08/2017 6:52:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | October 8, 2017 | Paula Mooney
    Brad Parscale told 60 Minutes that Facebook employees worked right alongside the Trump 2016 campaign workers to help President Donald Trump win the presidency. Parscale is Trump’s digital director – and as seen in the below 60 Minutes video, Brad called Facebook the “500-pound gorilla,” taking up 80 percent of the digital budget. Meanwhile, people on Facebook and Twitter are calling it troubling that Parscale spoke of micro-targeted Facebook ads that helped Trump win the presidency. Especially troubling to folks unfamiliar with social media strategizing is the notion that Facebook employees were “embedded” in the Trump 2016 campaign, according to...
  • Parscale denies help from Russia on Trump digital campaign

    06/05/2017 2:18:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The San Antonio Express-News ^ | May 31, 2017 | Samantha Ehlinger
    San Antonio digital strategist Brad Parscale denied that the work he did on President Donald Trump’s campaign was intertwined “in any way shape or form” with alleged Russian operatives to use social media to influence the election. “Absolutely not,” Parscale said on Fox News’ “The Story with Martha MacCallum” Tuesday. He emphasized that the Trump campaign got the data it used here in America. “In the United States, we actually have access to some of the best data, and the data we used on this campaign directly came from the Republican National Committee, and what they did after the 2012...
  • Exclusive – Parscale: President Trump Needs Your Help to Counter Big Tech Censorship Deniers

    05/20/2019 7:07:46 PM PDT · by bitt · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/20/2019 | Brad Parscale
    The White House is asking Americans to share their personal stories of censorship and bias on social media. Predictably, liberals don’t seem interested in believing these victims. The appeal was announced on Wednesday and includes a tool to monitor Big Tech censorship. This is welcome news for conservatives and anyone concerned about the trend of censorship by the giant social media and search engine companies. It’s proof positive that Donald Trump is very serious about stopping the suppression of conservative speech on social media, as he alluded to in a recent tweet, when he said, “Social Media & Fake News...
  • Exclusive – Brad Parscale: Big Tech Is Meddling with Free Speech… and Elections

    10/23/2018 2:13:09 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 OCT 2018 | Brad Parscale
    The biggest of the Big Tech companies are quickly positioning themselves as the internet’s thought police, threatening to stamp out one of America’s most cherished freedoms — the right to free speech. The internet has clearly evolved into the public square of the 21st century. Over the last couple of election cycles, it’s become the number one source for sharing and discussing political and social ideas. Unfortunately, Big Tech monsters like Google and Facebook have become nothing less than incubators for far-left liberal ideologies and are doing everything they can to eradicate conservative ideas and their proponents from the internet....
  • Brad Parscale: Big Tech is becoming Big Brother

    08/16/2018 1:35:40 PM PDT · by Pollard · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 16, 2018 | Brad Parscale
    Big Tech has a big bias problem. Social media platforms that once facilitated the free exchange of ideas and information are now actively seeking to silence and censor conservative opinions. This new Orwellian impulse that is taking over Big Tech is particularly problematic because social media websites, which are supposed to be safe spaces for all free speech, get special legal perks. Under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, websites such as Facebook and Twitter are not treated as publishers of “information provided by another” — which would subject them to libel laws and other headaches publishers have to...
  • State Attorneys General to Launch Big Tech Antitrust Investigation Monday

    09/08/2019 6:14:02 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Sep 2019 | Sean Moran
    State attorneys general will launch one of the largest bipartisan, multi-state antitrust investigations into Facebook and Google on Monday. State attorneys general spanning across dozens of states will announce an antitrust investigation into Google and Facebook, and other technology companies at the Supreme Court at 2:00 p.m. ET Monday. The investigation will investigate whether America’s largest technology companies have stifled competition, restricted access, and harmed consumers. A Wall Street Journal report suggested that New York Attorney General Letitia James will lead the investigation into Facebook, while Texas Attorney General Attorneys Ken Paxton will lead the investigation into Google. James said...
  • How Big Tech Killed the US Patent System

    09/07/2019 8:51:55 PM PDT · by Pelham · 14 replies
    linkedin ^ | September 6, 2019 | Michael Shore
    This is a story about patents, but more importantly, it’s a story about how the United States has become a modern-day version of the Banana Republic. The term “Banana Republic” was coined by American author O. Henry in 1904 in reference to Honduras which came under extraordinary influence by multinational American fruit corporations. Banana Republics are societies characterized by their starkly stratified social classes and a ruling-class plutocracy composed of the business, political and military elites. The Elites rule over a servile government that abets and supports, for “contributions,” kickbacks and bribes, the exploitation of the rest of society. Instead...
  • Feds Order Apple And Google To Hand Over Names Of 10,000+ Users Of A Gun Scope App

    09/06/2019 10:02:55 AM PDT · by Mariner · 76 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 6th, 2019 | Thomas Brewster
    Own a rifle? Got a scope to go with it? The government might soon know who you are, where you live and how to reach you. That’s because Apple and Google have been ordered by the U.S. government to hand over names, phone numbers and other identifying data of at least 10,000 users of a single gun scope app, Forbes has discovered. It’s an unprecedented move: Never before has a case been disclosed in which American investigators demanded personal data of users of a single app from Apple and Google. And never has an order been made public where the...
  • Stop mental health data mining of our kids…and deplatform Google from public schools!

    09/05/2019 5:25:06 PM PDT · by DFG · 19 replies ^ | 09/04/2019 | Michelle Malkin
    No, no, no. Hell, no! That’s my response to the latest trial balloon floated by the White House to join with Silicon Valley on a creepy program monitoring Americans’ “neurobehavioral signs” to (purportedly) prevent gun violence. President Donald Trump’s old friend, former NBC head Bob Wright, has been pushing an Orwellian surveillance scheme called “Safe Home” — “Stopping Aberrant Fatal Events by Helping Overcome Mental Extremes” — that would cost taxpayers between $40 million and $60 million. The Washington Post, owned by Amazon billionaire founder Jeff Bezos, reports that the plan could incorporate “Apple Watches, Fitbits, Amazon Echo and Google...
  • Senior Google Employee Appears To Have Assaulted Pro-Life Activist Near DC Planned Parenthood

    09/05/2019 11:09:36 AM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | SEPT. 5, 2019 | J. Arthur Bloom
    A senior Google employee managing Google Cloud business with the U.S. government appears to have assaulted a pro-life activist near a Washington, DC, Planned Parenthood on Saturday. After the incident, the alleged victim followed the man home in his car, hoping to identify him, and was later tipped off that the alleged assailant was Quinn Chasan, who according to his LinkedIn is employed by Google as, “Head of Customer Analytics, Google Cloud, U.S. Government.” The Daily Caller was able to confirm his identity by linking the address he was followed to with a post on Facebook advertising a July party...
  • (Tulsi) Gabbard's lawsuit puts Google on the spot

    09/03/2019 1:28:00 PM PDT · by rintintin · 50 replies
    Toledo Blade ^ | Sep 2 2019 | Toledo Blade
    Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard has renewed the debate surrounding the outsized influence of tech companies in American politics with her lawsuit against Google. Ms. Gabbard, a U.S. representative from Hawaii, has alleged that Google’s decision to temporarily suspend her advertising account after the June Democratic primary debates was tantamount to suppressing her candidacy. Her lawsuit accuses Google of violating her First Amendment rights, for which she is seeking $50 million and assurances that Google will not censor or restrict her account further. Google has countered that Ms. Gabbard’s account was flagged for “unusual activity” and suspended “to prevent fraud...
  • In 2018 Election, Google’s bias may have shifted 78.2 million votes to one political party

    08/26/2019 11:07:28 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 47 replies
    “Big tech companies, especially Google, can shift a lot of votes, without people knowing and without leaving a paper trail,” said psychiatrist Dr. Robert Epstein in an interview with One America’s News Network. While there is a bipartisan interest on how to deal with these big tech companies, Dr. Epstein said that “Congress is just not gone get it together on time to protect us, the American public, from interference in the 2020 election by big tech. Google has likely been determining the outcomes of upwards of 25 percent of the national elections worldwide since at least 2015. This is...
  • Operation indiscriminately infects iPhones with spyware

    09/01/2019 10:55:26 PM PDT · by Norski · 17 replies
    MRT ^ | August 30, 2019 | Frank Bajak
    Researchers say suspected nation-state hackers infected Apple iPhones with spyware over two years in what security experts on Friday called an alarming security failure for a company whose calling card is privacy. A mere visit to one of a small number of tainted websites could infect an iPhone with an implant capable of sending the smartphone owner's text messages, email, photos and real-time location data to the cyberspies behind the operation. "This is definitely the most serious iPhone hacking incident that's ever been brought to public attention, both because of the indiscriminate targeting and the amount of data compromised by...
  • Exclusive–Hilarie Gamm: Amazon, Google Reap 15 Percent Discount to Hire Foreigners over American...

    09/01/2019 6:34:20 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Sep 2019 | John Binder
    FULL TITLE: Exclusive–Hilarie Gamm: Amazon, Google Reap 15 Percent Discount to Hire Foreigners over American Graduates The federal government is helping giant multinational corporations such as Amazon and Google to reap a 15 percent discount every time foreign workers are hired over American college graduates, says Hilarie Gamm, author of Billions Lost: The American Tech Crisis and The Road Map to Change and co-founder of the American Workers Coalition. During an exclusive interview with SiriusXM Patriot’s Breitbart News Tonight, Gamm explained how the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program provides a tax incentive, and thus a subsidy paid for by U.S. taxpayers, for corporations to...
  • Trump Admin Is Considering Using [Big Tech] To Determine If Citizens Should Own A Gun

    09/01/2019 4:56:55 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 99 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 22, 2019 | Chris White
    The Trump administration is considering a proposal that would use Google, Amazon and Apple to collect data on users who exhibit characteristics of mental illness that could lead to violent behavior, The Washington Post reported Thursday. The proposal is part of an initiative to create a Health Advanced Research Projects Agency (HARPA), which would be located inside the Health and Human Services Department, the report notes, citing sources inside the administration. The new agency would have a separate budget and the president would be responsible for appointing its director. HARPA would take after Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA,...