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  • Facebook employees were caught writing 5-star reviews for its Portal device on Amazon (tr)

    01/19/2019 8:17:48 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 8 replies
    Business Insider ^ | January 18, 2019 | Isobel Asher Hamilton
    Facebook employees have been caught leaving glowing reviews on Amazon for Facebook's new video-chat device. Facebook released the Portal, a video-chat and smart-speaker device, in October. It's the first hardware product built and sold under the Facebook brand. The new gadget has already faced some hardship, as Facebook acknowledged that it could collect data about its owners to help the company target ads at people.
  • Michael Cohen: rigging polls 'was at the direction of' Trump

    01/17/2019 9:48:17 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 113 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/17 | Reuters
    Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, said on Thursday he paid a firm to manipulate online polling data "at the direction of and for the sole benefit of" Trump. The Wall Street Journal reported that Cohen had paid the data firm RedFinch Solutions to manipulate two public opinion polls in favor of Trump before the 2016 presidential campaign. "As for the @WSJ article on poll rigging," Cohen wrote on Twitter on Thursday, "what I did was at the direction of and for the sole benefit of @realDonaldTrump @POTUS. I truly regret my blind loyalty to a man...
  • Justice Department Says All Online Gambling Is Illegal

    01/15/2019 4:26:19 AM PST · by Theoria · 57 replies
    Fortune ^ | 15 Jan 2019 | Natasha Bach
    The U.S. Justice Department now says that all internet gambling is illegal.A November opinion made public Monday reversed a 2011 opinion on the Wire Act, which established the law as applicable to only sports betting. The DOJ claims that the 2011 opinion misinterpreted the statute and reinterprets the Wire Act to encompass all forms of gambling that crosses state boundaries. The opinion could have wide-reaching effects in states that sell lottery tickets online or where online gambling is legal. This number has increased in recent months following the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize sports betting in the U.S. last year....
  • The rise of financial blacklisting

    01/12/2019 9:01:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    Spectator USA ^ | January 8, 2019 | James Delingpole
    Can you imagine how scary it would be to live in a world where your livelihood depended on having the ‘correct’ politics? It’s the sort of thing you might expect of totalitarian regimes – Baathist Iraq under Saddam Hussain; everywhere that has ever tried communism; increasingly, Xi’s panopticon China – but definitely not of any liberal democracy in the 21st century. That dystopian future, though, may be much closer than you think. I only properly appreciated this recently when the podcast I’ve been doing for the last few years was mysteriously dropped by my regular employer, forcing me to seek...
  • AWFUL! LIBERAL FACEBOOK Censors Post Honoring Slain Officer Cpl. Ronil Singh!

    12/29/2018 10:14:52 PM PST · by bitt · 61 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 12/29/2018 | Jim Hoft
    After the shooting Facebook user Dana Marie posted a photo of Cpl. Ronil Singh with this caption: “This is officer Singh. he was killed by an ILLEGAL ALIEN 5 Hours after he took this picture with his beautiful wife, baby and k9! This is precisely why we need to #buildthewall! RIP hero” Via Big League Politics: Officer Singh was a legal immigrant to the United States working a job he loved! The illegal alien who murdered Singh had several prior felonies and should not have been in the US. FACEBOOK censored the post honoring Singh. Facebook does not like the...
  • FACEBOOK CENSORSHIP RULEBOOK RELEASED

    12/29/2018 7:00:52 AM PST · by WellyP · 168 replies
    Fox News ^ | 28 Dec. 2018 | Christopher Carborne
    Facebook's massive, secret rulebook for policing speech reveals inconsistencies, gaps and biases... A Message from Yahoo Search What is psoriatic arthritis? Look for symptoms, causes & more What is psoriatic arthritis? Look for symptoms, causes & more The rulebook's details were revealed Thursday night thanks to a Facebook employee who leaked over 1,400 pages of the speech policing rulebook to the Times because he "feared that the company was exercising too much power, with too little oversight — and making too many mistakes."
  • How Much of the Internet Is Fake? Turns Out, a Lot of It, Actually.

    12/29/2018 10:06:17 AM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 50 replies
    NY Mag ^ | 12/26/2018 | Max Read
    In late November, the Justice Department unsealed indictments against eight people accused of fleecing advertisers of $36 million in two of the largest digital ad-fraud operations ever uncovered. Digital advertisers tend to want two things: people to look at their ads and “premium” websites — i.e., established and legitimate publications — on which to host them.The two schemes at issue in the case, dubbed Methbot and 3ve by the security researchers who found them, faked both. Hucksters infected 1.7 million computers with malware that remotely directed traffic to “spoofed” websites — “empty websites designed for bot traffic” that served up...
  • Blue Light Floods NYC Sky as Transformer Explodes in Queens

    12/27/2018 7:23:24 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 40 replies
    A transformer explosion in Queens sent an eerie blue light flooding the nighttime sky over New York City Thursday night, startling residents. Con Edison says a couple of transformers tripped offline at the substation at 20th Avenue and 32nd Street, sparking a fire. The explosion lit the sky so brightly that it briefly appeared to be daytime in neighborhoods like Astoria and Woodside, residents reported. Smoke arose from the source of the blue light, visible from as far as Manhattan.
  • CenturyLink customers reporting nationwide outages

    12/27/2018 6:33:52 PM PST · by logi_cal869 · 45 replies
    NBC15 ^ | 12/27/2018 | NBC
    Are you having trouble accessing your CenturyLink internet or phone service today? Well, you're not alone. CenturyLink customers across the country have been reporting issues with their service Thursday. Downdetector.com indicated issues began being reported a little before 4 a.m. EST. CenturyLink released a statement to Newsweek explaining that it's network "is experiencing a disruption affecting customer services." "We know how important these services are to our customers and we are working to restore services as quickly as possible," CenturyLink's statement continued. While Downdetector.com noted the majority of the reported problems were related to internet service, some were also having...
  • There May Soon Be Three Internets. America’s Won’t Necessarily Be the Best.

    12/24/2018 10:56:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/18/2018 | The Editorial Board
    In September, Eric Schmidt, the former Google chief executive and Alphabet chairman, said that in the next 10 to 15 years, the internet would most likely be split in two — one internet led by China and one internet led by the United States. Mr. Schmidt, speaking at a private event hosted by a venture capital firm, did not seem to seriously entertain the possibility that the internet would remain global. He’s correct to rule out that possibility — if anything, the flaw in Mr. Schmidt’s thinking is that he too quickly dismisses the European internet that is coalescing around...
  • One Year Later, The Left’s Net Neutrality Lies Look Even Dumber

    12/22/2018 12:20:57 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 3 replies
    Red State ^ | 12/17/2018 | Seton Motley
    For those who don’t pay particularly close attention to politics – those on the Left lie. A LOT. They lie about Donald Trump-Russia collusion. They lie about their Russia collusion. They lie about green energy being green and energy – it’s neither. They lie about government-run health insurance. They lie about government-run medicine. They lie about tax cuts. They lie about tax increases. We could cite examples of Leftists lying…until the crack of Doom
  • Democrats Ran Russian Bot ‘False Flag’ Operation In Alabama — And Media Fell For It...

    12/20/2018 7:18:52 AM PST · by TruthWillWin · 19 replies
    "Democratic operatives created thousands of Twitter accounts posing as Russian bots in order to boost Alabama Democratic Sen. Doug Jones in the October 2017 special election by linking his Republican opponent, Roy Moore, to Russian influence campaigns." "The operatives, who were funded by liberal billionaire Reid Hoffman independently of Jones’s campaign, created more than a thousand Russian-language accounts that followed Moore’s Twitter account overnight, The New York Times reported Wednesday evening."Link to Daily Caller article: https://dailycaller.com/2018/12/19/democrats-russian-bots-false-flag/Link to Sara Carter Tweet mentioning this article: https://twitter.com/SaraCarterDC/status/1075754546054512643Is Fake News going to ignore this huge developing story?
  • Alternative Search Engines instead of Google

    12/14/2018 5:20:38 AM PST · by vannrox · 49 replies
    Metallicman ^ | 14DEC18 | Editorial staff
    Back in the day, I was one of the first people to start using Google as a search engine. I liked it’s clean interface, and simplicity. Of course, over the years, other people also found this to be the preferential search engine. Unfortunately, Google became big, powerful and yes, evil. They siphon up your personal information with zero regard to fourth amendment protections. They sell the information to the highest bidder, and give it away for free if the person is part of a government agency. Unfortunately, people like myself VALUE privacy. And that means that I no longer can...
  • Wave of bomb threats causes evacuations, anxiety nationwide

    12/13/2018 2:22:01 PM PST · by tuffydoodle · 44 replies
    NiBC News ^ | 12/13/2018 | Daniella Silva
    A wave of bomb threats were reported Thursday against businesses, schools, hospitals and other places across the country — causing panic and evacuations, although all appeared to be hoaxes. Police in cities nationwide reported threats, some emailed, some phoned in. The FBI in a statement said they were "aware of the recent bomb threats made in cities around the country, and we remain in touch with our law enforcement partners to provide assistance. As always, we encourage the public to remain vigilant and to promptly report suspicious activities which could represent a threat to public safety." Authorities in New York...
  • Starbucks and Tumblr’s New Porn Bans Empower Women

    12/11/2018 12:17:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2018 | Katie Yoder
    Media figures are treating two new porn bans as complete opposites. But they should be celebrating both – for the same reason.On Dec. 3, Tumblr declared that it would ban porn and other adult content beginning Dec. 17. The decision closely followed headlines announcing Starbucks will block pornography and illegal content from its Wi-Fi starting in 2019. But while media commentators applauded the coffee chain, many of them condemned the blogging platform. They’re wrong.To begin with, Tumblr and Starbucks came to their conclusions under different circumstances. Tumblr had faced consequences for child pornography leaking onto its site, reported CBS News,...
  • Three Reasons Why the "Nothing to Hide" Argument is Flawed

    12/07/2018 10:51:50 PM PST · by vannrox · 8 replies
    Spread Privacy ^ | june2018 | editorial staff
    Over the years, we at DuckDuckGo have often heard a flawed counter-argument to online privacy: “Why should I care? I have nothing to hide.”As Internet privacy has become more mainstream, this argument is rightfully fading away. However, it’s still floating around and so we wanted to take a moment to explain three key reasons why it's flawed.1) Privacy isn’t about hiding information; privacy is about protecting information, and surely you have information that you’d like to protect.Do you close the door when you go to the bathroom? Would you give your bank account information to anyone? Do you want all...
  • democrat researcher proves google's anti-trump bias

    12/03/2018 4:25:46 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 02 DEC 2018 | Art Moore
    To anyone who insists that the left-leaning, anti-Trump bias reflected in the latest leak of internal Google communications has no bearing on the way the tech giant builds or operates its products, there is hard evidence that proves otherwise, contends a Harvard-trained researcher who voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016. Robert Epstein – who was famed behavioral psychologist B.F. Skinner’s last Ph.D. student at Harvard – told WND in an interview that the revelation Friday of a Google engineer’s vow in an email to “reverse things” politically “in four years” confirms his extensive, peer-reviewed research over the past half decade....
  • EXCLUSIVE: GOOGLE EMPLOYEES DEBATED BURYING CONSERVATIVE MEDIA IN SEARCH

    11/30/2018 8:13:45 AM PST · by bitt · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/29/2018 | peter hasson
    Google employees debated whether to bury The Daily Caller and other conservative media outlets in the company’s search function as a response to President Donald Trump’s election “Let’s make sure that we reverse things in four years,” one engineer wrote in a thread that included a Google vice president Google employees similarly sought to manipulate search results to combat Trump’s travel ban Google employees debated whether to bury conservative media outlets in the company’s search function as a response to President Donald Trump’s election in 2016, internal Google communications obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation reveal. The Daily Caller...
  • DOJ unseals charges in alleged online massive ad fraud

    11/28/2018 12:01:01 AM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/27/18 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Tuesday unsealed charges against eight individuals in an alleged widespread digital advertising fraud that reportedly used botnets to give the appearance of billions of humans looking at online ads. https://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/418575-doj-unseals-charges-in-alleged-massive-online-ad-fraud
  • N.Y. bill would require social media, search history review for gun license

    11/26/2018 11:17:17 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 41 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Sunday, November 25, 2018 | Washington Times, from AP
    NEW YORK — A state lawmaker is proposing a change to New York’s gun laws to allow authorities to search social media for potential red flags before approving a handgun license. State Senator Kevin Parker’s bill would mandate that applicants provide investigators with their Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram passwords and access to their Google, Yahoo and Bing searches. The Brooklyn Democrat wants investigators to look at the last three years of an applicant’s social media postings and a year of their search histories for “any good cause for the denial of a license,” such as racial slurs, threats of...