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  • How a half-educated tech elite delivered us into chaos

    11/19/2017 9:37:09 PM PST · by poinq · 56 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11/19/2017 | John Naughton
    ne of the biggest puzzles about our current predicament with fake news and the weaponisation of social media is why the folks who built this technology are so taken aback by what has happened. Exhibit A is the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, whose political education I recently chronicled. But he’s not alone. In fact I’d say he is quite representative of many of the biggest movers and shakers in the tech world. We have a burgeoning genre of “OMG, what have we done?” angst coming from former Facebook and Google employees who have begun to realise that the cool...
  • Extreme Censorship Begins.(How Google rates FR's content accuracy)

    11/19/2017 6:42:59 PM PST · by ransomnote · 29 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | November 19, 2017 | Youtube vlogger BPEarthwatch
    Video at link is 10 minutes 15 seconds in duration. The vlogger demonstrates Google's new biased search results.
  • Death soon may not be so final, thanks to these creepy technologies

    11/17/2017 4:34:23 PM PST · by No.6 · 23 replies
    NBC News ^ | 11/17/2017 | Corey S. Powell
    Every day, it seems, our lives become a bit less tangible. We’ve grown accustomed to photos, music and movies as things that exist only in digital form. But death? Strange as it sounds, the human corpse could be the next physical object to vanish from our lives.
  • News nanny: The race to censor Internet news

    11/13/2017 9:47:46 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Bombthrowers ^ | 11/13/17 | Daniel Greenfield
    If we don’t fight now, conservatives will vanish from the Internet How can you tell that Internet censorship is really taking off? Easy. It’s becoming a business model. Steven Brill is raising $6 million to launch News Guard. This new service will rate news sites on their trustworthiness from green to red. Forget politically unbiased algorithms. The ratings will be conducted by “qualified, accountable human beings” from teams of “40 to 60 journalists.” Once upon a time, journalism meant original writing. Now it means deciding which original writing to censor. “Can trust be monetized?” The Street’s article on News Guard...
  • Parents need to tell Google to Take Their YouTube-Kids-App Down

    11/10/2017 9:12:10 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/10/17 | Judi McLeod
    Monster lurking under your child’s bed has been lurking there since 2015 Generations Y (Millennials) and Z (Centennials): this is what your little children are now watching on shocking, mass-distributed Internet videos. In so-called ‘child-friendly’, ‘family-friendly’ cartoons of the day, millions of your children are watching Spider-Man urinating on Elsa from ‘Frozen’; Mickey Mouse hit by a car and lying there dying in front of a crying Minnie; Pippa the Pig being tortured while screaming and crying. (Video via NY Post, Nov. 9, 2017)
  • Democrat Lawmaker Proclaims Article 'Fake News,' Asks Twitter Exec What He's Going to Do About It

    11/09/2017 10:44:14 AM PST · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 11 replies
    cnsnews ^ | November 2, 2017 | Susan Jones
    Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) made himself the arbiter of "fake news" on Wednesday, pointing to an InfoWars article on the New York City terrorist attack and asking a Twitter executive, "what's your responsibility to set the record straight so that the people who saw this know that it's fake news?" The InfoWars article in question was titled, "Imam: I Warned DeBlasio About NYC Terror; He Was Too Busy Bashing Trump." For a while on Wednesday, that story was trending at the top when Twitter users went to #NYCTerroristAttack. But is the report fake news? And who gets to decide? Speaking...
  • Verizon Allegedly Built A Fiber Optic Cable To Give The Feds Access To Communications

    06/11/2013 11:02:40 AM PDT · by yoe · 19 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 10, 2012 | Michael Kelley
    For years Americans' right to privacy, as granted by the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, has come under threat as the country's surveillance systems have grown. After intelligence leaks by former National Security Agency employee Edward Snowden, however, the NSA's domestic dragnet is finally getting the attention that many people feel it deserves.
  • We’re Learning We’ve Been Fed a Bunch of Fake News About Russian Election Meddling

    11/02/2017 2:22:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 2, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: There is also continuing testimony, which nobody is hearing about up on Capitol Hill, by the lawyers for the tech companies, Google and Facebook. In addition to what was learned yesterday that we passed on to you, the Facebook lawyer said that the Russian involvement, the buying of ads on Facebook, that happened after the election and it was oriented toward damaging Trump. The ads that ran on Facebook happened after the election, and their purpose was to do great damage to Trump after he won, the exact opposite of what people have been told that Trump colluded with...
  • Facebook: Russians Successfully Triggered Liberals to #Resist Trump

    11/02/2017 7:14:43 AM PDT · by impetrio1 · 1 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 11/2/17 | Black & Blonde Media
    All this time, the Democrats and their media pushed the narrative that Russia promoted Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in the last presidential election. But it turns out, by their own admission, Facebook ran ads that, if anything, triggered sore-loser liberals into disputing the legitimacy of the election of Donald J. Trump and we all know what's happened since.
  • True Shelter[Charismatic Caucus]

    11/01/2017 12:32:10 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    bible ^ | 11-01-17 | Holy Spirit
    Shelter is when your heart finds mine. So wont you come and abide deep within the covering of My armor against which there is no weapon and find "TRUE REFUGE " in the arms of Love . . . For as you call to me truly you shall find me and as you open your heart to me I will come in and it is then as one we share in the Kingdom I have promised you, for Zion is yours as is my undying love and as you enter into me you receive My everlasting promise of eternal forgiveness...
  • It's Time to Bust the Online Trusts

    11/01/2017 9:05:54 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 24 replies
    Wall St Journal ^ | 11/01/17 | Luther Lowe
    In the absence of rigorous antitrust enforcement, the consumer internet has become too concentrated in a few dominant companies, creating easy targets for bad actors. There is a reason Congress did not have to investigate foreign meddling after the 2008 or 2012 elections. Back then the internet was still a diverse, decentralized network...This older form of online community building has largely been supplanted by tools provided by the dominant players... Google used to be the engine that drove the open web... Over time, Google’s philosophy shifted [to] making the internet less open and pluralistic than even a few years ago...Facebook’s...
  • Why Google is reading your Docs

    11/01/2017 8:53:29 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 20 replies
    © Telegraph Media Group Limited 2017 ^ | 11/01/17 | James Titcomb
    Several users of Google's online word processing service, Google Docs, were surprised on Tuesday when their documents were blocked for violating its policies. While Google quickly restored them, blaming a botched update that mistakenly locked users out of the documents, the episode revealed what many people did not realise - Google is monitoring the ostensibly private files stored in Docs. Google Drive's terms of service prohibit spam, violent or hate speech, pornography, the spread of confidential information and so on. They apply only to files that are shared, so those kept to yourself are presumably exempt. A Google spokesman said...
  • Facebook, Google, Twitter to testify before Senate Judiciary panel next week

    10/27/2017 3:20:41 PM PDT · by maggief · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 27, 2017 | HARPER NEIDIG
    Representatives from Google, Facebook and Twitter are all slated to testify before a Senate Judiciary panel on Tuesday, the day before company officials are set to appear in a pair of highly-anticipated intelligence hearings. Tuesday’s hearing is before Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-S.C.) subcommittee on crime and terrorism and will focus on how to combat extremist and Russian propaganda online, his office announced on Friday. Facebook and Twitter will be represented by their general counsels, while Google will send its director of law enforcement and information security. On Wednesday, the general counsels for all three companies are scheduled to testify in...
  • Google Messes Up Yet Another Epidemic

    10/27/2017 11:55:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 27, 2017 | Mytheos Holt
    America’s tech companies have a problem: Their leaders fancy themselves visionary, untouchable geniuses who can remake the world into the stuff of utopian fantasy through the power of algorithms, software, and technology, and are surrounded by sycophants willing to offer them endless theoretical proof of this fatal conceit.In practice, however, this conceit actually can become fatal. The truth is, tech’s robber barons know precious little about the world beyond their lines of code, and rely on the insular priests of political correctness in media and academia to keep them informed. Thus, we bore witness last week to Google actually shutting...
  • Bullied No More: PragerU Files Lawsuit Against YouTube

    10/24/2017 10:33:56 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 38 replies
    Louder with Crowder ^ | October 24, 2017 | John Porter
    We’ve all had our issues with YouTube, but the company seems to have a problem with PragerU more than most (see Fascism? YouTube Marks 21 PragerU Videos As “Restricted” and YouTube Just Restricted a Mike Rowe Video. And He’s Speaking Out…). Well, guess what? PragerU is fed up. On, it’s on now. Prager University, a nonprofit that produces short, educational videos from conservative perspectives, is suing YouTube and its parent company, Google, claiming the tech giant is illegally censoring some of its content as part of a wider effort to silence conservative voices. A lawsuit filed Monday evening in federal...
  • France, Ireland ready to discuss tax on Internet giants

    10/24/2017 7:21:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 24, 2017 9:41 AM EDT
    French President Emmanuel Macron and Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar say they are ready to discuss the contentious issue of taxing internet giants after a meeting in Paris. Macron is leading the tax charge in Europe, saying it’s not fair that internet companies don’t pay taxes where they make most of their money. Countries that serve as tax shelters for companies like Apple, including Ireland, have resisted the proposed measure. …
  • Armchair astronauts: Walk desolate Mars trails with new NASA VR

    10/20/2017 12:00:35 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    RT ^ | 10/20/2017
    A collaboration between NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and Google, Access Mars is a virtual world reconstructed from actual data and more than 200,000 images captured by the US space agency. The 3D world includes eerie sounds and panoramic views of the Mars environment taken from the perspective of NASA’s camera-laden rover – which set out to study the planet in November 2011. After anchoring on the surface of alien planet, virtual explorers can travel from the Mars Curiosity Rover’s 2012 landing spot through the jagged ridges of the Pahrump Hills, as well as the cliffs found along the famous...
  • John McCain wants Google and Facebook to reveal who pays for political ads

    10/20/2017 1:34:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Vox ^ | October 19, 2017 | Ella Nilsen
    Three senators are putting pressure on internet giants like Facebook and Google to be more transparent about who is buying political ads on their sites in the wake of revelations that Russian-linked operatives placed ads on social media networks to sow division in the runup to the 2016 election. On Thursday, Republican Sen. John McCain announced he is joining Democratic Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Mark Warner to co-sponsor the Honest Ads Act, which would require political ads sold on the internet to follow the same rules as ones sold on television, radio, and satellite networks, all of which have to...
  • DUNAMIS POWER[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/18/2017 7:20:13 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles,Bible ^ | bible, Holy Spirit
    Dunamis Power is yours my children just speak what you need or declare what it is My Spirit is to manifest before you and it shall be for as you have overcome the world it now sits at your feet as it does for me for we are one and I walk hand in hand with you as you do my will alone . Let My Spirit of Holiness lead your days now for the body and Bride of Christ are coming together now in a redeeming way in that all that is being done now in this hour is...
  • How Google's Pixel 2 camera outpaces last year's photo tech

    10/17/2017 10:32:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 5 replies
    www.cnet.com ^ | October 17, 2017 8:00 AM PDT | by Stephen Shankland
    What do you do to top Google's highly regarded first-generation Pixel phone camera? The same, only more. More HDR+ image processing. More chip power. More artificial intelligence. And more image stabilization. The result for photos: "All the fundamentals are improved," said Tim Knight, head of Google's Pixel camera engineering team. On top of that are new features including motion photos, face retouching and perhaps most important, portrait mode. In the days of film, a photo was the product of a single release of the camera's shutter. In the digital era, it's as much the result of computer processing as old-school...