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  • Google Senior Engineer Alon Altman Wanted to Sabotage Trump’s Android Phone, Ban His Gmail Account

    04/19/2018 11:37:41 AM PDT · by blam · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-19-2018 | Allum Bokhari
    Alon Altman, a senior software engineer at Google, pressured the company to sabotage President Trump’s Android phone, according to new evidence released via James Damore’s class-action lawsuit against the company. Calling on the tech giant to use the “full economic force [of] Google for good”, Altman also suggested deleting the gmail accounts of Trump, his administration, and his aides for “abuse.” Altman – who is still employed by the tech giant – also called on Google to blacklist “alt-right’ sites on the Google ad network (she falsely included Breitbart News in this category — an assertion refuted by a Harvard...
  • Boldness[charismatic Caucus]

    04/16/2018 12:14:16 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    You my children are my lightning bolts of boldness, and thunder of my presence as you declare my word for truly I watch over my word to perform it in the glory and majesty of who I AM. Therefore press forward for I have Already conquered the enemy for you by the The Cross. Dissolve the lies of the enemy with my word and declare grace to the mountains for my life is alive in you. • ACTS 17:28 For in him we live and move and have our being.' As some of your owr.cn poets have said, 'We are...
  • The Student Data-Mining Scandal Under Our Noses

    04/15/2018 7:53:52 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | April 11, 2018 | Michelle Malkin
    While congresscritters expressed outrage at Facebook’s intrusive data grabs during Capitol Hill hearings with Mark Zuckerberg this week, not a peep was heard about the Silicon Valley–Beltway theft ring purloining the personal information and browsing habits of millions of American schoolchildren. It doesn’t take undercover investigative journalists to unmask the massive privacy invasion enabled by educational technology and federal mandates. The kiddie data heist is happening out in the open — with Washington politicians and bureaucrats as brazen co-conspirators. ... Under the guise of customizable assessments, public and private preschools in Colorado experimented with toddlers whose student activities and social/emotional...
  • Google's pizza

    04/14/2018 11:18:39 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 16 replies
    Hello! Gordon's pizza? - No sir it's Google's pizza. So it's a wrong number? Sorry - No sir, Google bought it. OK. Take my order please - Well sir, you want the usual? The usual? You know me? - According to our caller ID data sheet, in the last 12 times, you ordered pizza with cheeses, sausage, thick crust. OK! This is it ... - May I suggest to you this time ricotta, arugula with dry tomato.? What? I hate vegetables. - Your cholesterol is not good, sir. How do you know? - We crossed the number of your fixed...
  • Privacy outrage after Google users discover Chrome's built-in anti-virus tool is scanning private

    04/14/2018 6:32:26 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 79 replies
    Daily Mail Co. UK ^ | 12:55 EDT, 4 April 2018 | Tim Collins
    The discovery was made by New York cybersecurity expert Kelly ShortridgeShe noticed the browser tool was scanning files in a folder on her Windows PCMs Shortridge shared her worries that it was gathering data on social media Google's head of security for Chrome responded that this is not the caseGoogle users are sharing their shock at discovering Chrome's built-in anti-virus tool is scanning private files on their computers.Chrome Cleanup Tool, a browser component added in 2014 to scan and remove malicious or resource heavy software, is behind the outcry.
  • Shhh … Alexa might be listening

    04/12/2018 12:41:20 PM PDT · by bitt · 106 replies
    the guardian ^ | 4/11/2018 | alex hern
    Amazon has filed a patent that could allow its Echo devices to one day listen in on conversations to help with user recommendations. A handy feature or more fodder for conspiracy theories? Should you whisper around your Amazon Echo, lest it whisper back to you? That’s the future suggested by a patent recently filed by the company, which examined the possibility of eavesdropping on conversations held around its voice-activated devices in order to better suggest products or services to users. The idea seems to be to turn Alexa, the company’s virtual assistant, from a dutiful aide under the user’s command...
  • Cause of death released for woman found near Bay Trail

    04/12/2018 12:58:29 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 30 replies
    Los Altos Town Crier ^ | April 9, 2018 | Grace Hase
    The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s office recently ruled that the Mountain View woman whose body was found floating in the water along the Bay Trail in Sunnyvale last December died of drowning. According to an autopsy report medical examiner Dr. Joseph O’Hara signed off on March 28, Chuchu Ma had “multiple minor blunt force injuries and pulmonary edema consistent with drowning.” But while Ma’s cause of death may be known, the manner of her death remains undetermined, perhaps indefinitely. Monday morning, Capt. Shawn Ahearn of the Sunnyvale Department of Pubilc Safety said Ma’s case is now considered closed. The...
  • The Student Data-Mining Scandal Under Our Noses

    04/11/2018 8:01:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 11, 2018 | Michelle Malkin
    While congresscritters expressed outrage at Facebook's intrusive data grabs during Capitol Hill hearings with Mark Zuckerberg this week, not a peep was heard about the Silicon Valley-Beltway theft ring purloining the personal information and browsing habits of millions of American schoolchildren. It doesn't take undercover investigative journalists to unmask the massive privacy invasion enabled by educational technology and federal mandates. The kiddie data heist is happening out in the open -- with Washington politicians and bureaucrats as brazen co-conspirators. Facebook is just one of the tech giants partnering with the U.S. Department of Education and schools nationwide in pursuit of...
  • War on Science

    04/11/2018 8:32:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 11, 2018 | John Stossel
    We've been told conservatives don't believe in science and that there's a "Republican war on science." But John Tierney, who's written about science for The New York Times for 25 years and now writes for the Manhattan Institute's City Journal, told me in my latest online video, "The real war on science is the one from the left." Really? Conservatives are more likely to be creationists -- denying evolution. "Right," says Tierney. "But creationism doesn't affect the way science is done." What about President George W. Bush banning government funding of stem cell research? "He didn't stop stem cell research,"...
  • How Pizza Night Can Cost More in Data Than Dollars

    04/11/2018 4:36:44 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 34 replies
    WSJ ^ | 4-10-2018 | Stephanie Stamm, Tripp Mickle and Jessica Kuronen
    Sally and Kristen haven’t hung out in forever, so Sally suggests taking a selfie. After Sally uploads the photo to Facebook, the app suggests she tag Kristen based on its facial-recognition system, which Kristen has given permission to use. ````````````````````````` DATA PROVIDED FACEBOOK ..Uploaded photo ..Text submitted with photo ..Facial recognition ADDITIONAL DATA COLLECTED FACEBOOK ..Photo analysis ..Location of the photo (if included in metadata) ..Date ..Type of device (iPhone X) ..Device ID ..Device operating system ..Battery level ..Signal strength ..Bluetooth signal ..Connection speed ..Available storage ..App and file names and types ..Nearby Wi-Fi beacons and cell towers ..Nearby devices...
  • Social media mutes conservatives

    04/10/2018 7:51:25 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 10, 2018 | Adriana Cohen
    Imagine the horror if the post office took letters you sent and instead of delivering them, secretly threw them in the trash. That’s what I strongly suspect is happening on social media networks like Twitter, Facebook and others — run by activist liberals — who appear to be discriminating against conservatives. It’s called “shadow banning” or “stealth banning” where users’ posts are blocked from appearing in followers’ news feeds. I fear this type of deceptive censorship is happening to me, as well as scores of other conservatives throughout the country — including Prager University, an educational company whose ads promoting...
  • Google Doodle celebrates movie star Omar Sharif

    04/10/2018 6:33:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    CNET ^ | April 9, 2018 | Steven Musil
    When US movie audiences first laid eyes Omar Sharif, he was a shimmering apparition, galloping out of a desert mirage on the back of a camel toward Peter O'Toole in the 1962 epic Lawrence of Arabia. The Egyptian actor's journey would take him to leading roles in such films as Doctor Zhivago, Funny Girl and The Night of the Generals. Google celebrated the iconic actor's birthday on Tuesday with a dashingly handsome animated doodle.
  • VANITY: Looking to dump Gmail for something more data-safe

    04/09/2018 7:43:00 AM PDT · by Spacetrucker · 53 replies
    My addled brain | 04/09/2018 | Myself
    In light of the data issues that have been publicized as of late, I am seriously looking to dump Gmail, Fakebook, et. al., would like some suggestions for other email services that I would have less concern about my data being taken. I already use DuckDuckGo, so that part is good.
  • ‘The Business of War’: Google Employees Protest Work for the Pentagon

    04/08/2018 7:16:26 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 26 replies
    nytimes ^ | APRIL 4, 2018 | SCOTT SHANE and DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI
    Thousands of Google employees have signed a letter protesting the company’s involvement in a Pentagon program that uses artificial intelligence to interpret video imagery and could be used to improve the targeting of drone strikes. The letter circulating inside Google has garnered more than 3,100 signatures, reflecting a culture clash between Silicon Valley and the federal government. “We believe that Google should not be in the business of war,” says the letter, addressed to Sundar Pichai, Google's chief executive. It asks that Google pull out of Project Maven, a Pentagon pilot program, and announce a policy that it will not...
  • Zuckerberg announces support for regulating political ads on social media (Honest Ads Act)

    04/06/2018 12:15:48 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/06/18 | Ali Breland
    Zuckerberg said that Facebook supports the Honest Ads Act, legislation that would hold social media companies to the same political regulations as TV, print and radio outlets. “Election interference is a problem that's bigger than any one platform, and that's why we support the Honest Ads Act. This will help raise the bar for all political advertising online,” Zuckerberg said in a post. The legislation, created by Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.), was drafted in response to Russian use of social media ads to influence the 2016 election. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has announced his support for...
  • Google schedules groundbreaking on Alabama Data Center

    04/04/2018 7:31:42 PM PDT · by eastforker · 21 replies
    Alabama Today ^ | 4/4/18 | ELIZABETH LAUTEN
    Construction crews will break ground Monday, April 9 on a new $600 million Google data center in Jackson County, Ala. The Alabama Data Center is being built on 350-acres off of County Road 96 in Bridgeport, Ala on the on the grounds of TVA’s Widows Creek Steam Plant
  • Alyssa Milano Under Fire for Blaming YouTube HQ Shooting on NRA

    04/04/2018 9:08:20 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Apr 2018 | John Nolte
    Reacting to the news of the mass-shooting at YouTube’s San Bruno, California, headquarters, far-left actress and activist Alyssa Milano appeared to blame the shooting on the NRA and was roundly ridiculed for it. While news of the mass-shooting at YouTube’s headquarters unfurled, Milano tweeted that if the NRA or NRATV was “run by brown or black people, it would be labeled a terrorist organization with hate propaganda programming that incites violence.” She attached a NRATV tweet that called for NRA members to “rise up” against YouTube’s ongoing censorship against gun owners and hobbyists.
  • Google Celebrates Dr. Maya Angelou With A Stunning Doodle

    04/04/2018 3:03:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Refinery29 ^ | April 4, 2018 | Madeline Buxton
    Google gathered a star-studded cast of celebrities, including Alicia Keys, Laverne Cox, and Oprah Winfrey, to help celebrate Dr. Maya Angelou. Today's Doodle honoring the poet, civil rights activist, and author on what would have been her 90th birthday is nothing short of a masterpiece. When you click the homepage illustration, you'll hear the words of Angelou's empowering poem "Still I Rise" read aloud as drawings illustrating each line fill the screen. The recorded reading from Angelou is interspersed with sections read by Keys, Cox, Winfrey, America Ferrera, Martina McBride, and Angelou's son, Guy Johnson.
  • YOUTUBE SHOOTING: SOURCES: YouTube shooter identified as user Nasim Aghdam

    04/03/2018 7:54:26 PM PDT · by Enchante · 146 replies
    ABC 7 News ^ | April 3, 2018 | Tess Stevens
    SAN BRUNO, Calif. (KGO) -- ABC7 News sources confirm the YouTube shooter was a user of the platform. Nasim Aghdam has an alleged website with a manifesto that targets YouTube for censorship and demonetization of her video content. RELATED: 1 dead, 4 injured in shooting at YouTube HQ in San Bruno Aghdam is said to have no relationship with anyone in the YouTube facility. Sources say Aghdam did not have an ID badge but was carrying a purse. Nobody in the facility knew who she was. They added that Aghdam got off 30 or 40 shots before turning the gun...
  • Google and Amazon patent creepy SPY systems that use cameras and sensors in your home [tr]

    04/02/2018 7:48:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 2, 2018 | Ellie Zolfagharifard
    Amazon and Google really do want to watch your every move. A series of patents filed by the firms 'outline an array of possibilities' for how their smart speakers could be used to better listen in on users. They suggest their always-on Google Home and Amazon Echo devices could know everything from a user's mood to their medical condition, and target advertising based on this data. The development comes amid a growing scandal involving the handling of the private data of 50 million users by Facebook and Cambridge Analytica.