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  • Twitter Liberals Triggered by White House Laurel or Yanny Video

    05/19/2018 7:57:35 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 34 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 18, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    Laurel or Yanny? If you are scratching your head over that question then you probably haven't been on the Web for the past few days. During that time, a viral audio clip has been featured in which a listener will hear either "Laurel" or "Yanny." Two very different sounding words. Well, the White House entered this controversy with an amusing video featuring staffers who heard one or the other word. They also tweeted out the video and not unsurprisingly it triggered an angry reaction from liberals as we shall see.
  • Net Neutrality is a Fancy Term for Internet Socialism

    05/18/2018 10:21:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies ^ | May 18, 2018 | Marina Medvin
    Don’t be fooled by the terminology. Net neutrality isn’t a tech term that will be hard for you to comprehend. You will get it in an instant, I promise. It’s the same old socialism, just rebranded to make it tech-trendy.There’s nothing neutral about net neutrality. It simply means everyone pays more, for things they need and don’t need, all indiscriminately, like taxes. Net neutrality is just internet socialism. People who originally fought for net neutrality were afraid of “unregulated capitalism.” Red flags all over the place. Why else did you think Democrats wanted it so badly? Senate Democrats just voted to keep their...
  • Facebook to launch global project aimed at stopping election hijinks.......

    05/17/2018 7:57:29 AM PDT · by caww · 41 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 5/17/2018 | Katelyn Caralle
    Facebook on Thursday was expected to announce a new partnership with 'the Atlantic Council' to deter people who try to manipulate the social media site in order to sway elections.....[Facebook's] Digital Forensic Research Lab will work closely with our security, policy and product teams to get Facebook real-time insights ... on emerging threats and disinformation campaigns," according to outlined details of the new partnership. Plan includes looking at 'specific geographic areas' and 'monitoring' misinformation and foreign interference in those regions.
  • Senate would be prudent to leave internet freedom alone

    05/13/2018 3:36:58 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 3, 2018 | Deborah Collier
    It sounds benign and looks good on the outside, but net neutrality is as deceiving inside as the Trojan horse. If proponents of net neutrality achieve their objective of passing a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to overturn the 2017 Restoring Internet Freedom Order (RIFO), the result will not be a fair and open internet; it will be a restrictive, innovation-killing, government-run internet.Americans could end up like the Chinese and the Russians, with limited access to information that only the government wants them to see. There will not be free and open access to information. Internet service providers will be...
  • [EU] GDPR Compliance Collides with U.S. Law at Supreme Court

    05/13/2018 8:17:11 AM PDT · by CodeToad · 20 replies
    LEXOLOGY ^ | 7 March 2018 | Fisher Phillips
    European Union, USA March 7 2018 The EUs General Data Protective Regulation (GDPR) has been a popular topic of late. Fisher Phillips Employment Privacy Blog has covered the evolution of this regulation, starting with the roll back of the previous safe harbor regime, as well as providing updates to GDPR compliance standards, and training recommendations. As if to highlight the seriousness with which the EU is pursuing this directive, the GDPR has even made a recent appearance in Supreme Court arguments on Tuesday. United States v. Microsoft, No. 17-2, raised the issue of whether the United States may issue a...
  • We read the 3,517 Facebook ads bought by Russians. Their dominant strategy: Sowing racial discord

    05/12/2018 8:34:21 PM PDT · by iowamark · 49 replies
    MSN/USA Today ^ | 5/11/2018 | Nick Penzenstadler, Brad Heath, Jessica Guynn
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  • The Internet Under Siege

    05/08/2018 6:23:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | May 8, 2018 | Stephen Moore
    What is it about the internet that makes it so the government just can't seem to keep its greedy paws off of it? Every few years Congress makes a play to regulate and tax the internet, and free marketeers need to be ever vigilant in swatting them down. First, we have the threat of a new tax on internet sales even when the company in question has no physical presence in the state. Forcing companies to pay for state and local services they don't use: This is simply a revenue grab by states, to the tune of as much as...
  • Woman claims restaurant manager came to home after she left 3-star review on Yelp

    05/04/2018 7:34:24 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 28 replies
    Fox 5 NY ^ | May 1, 2018
    A woman who gave a Loudoun County, Virginia restaurant an average rating online after ordering food says she got a scare after the manager showed up at her home unannounced later that night. Yesha Callahan, an editor for online magazine The Root, says she ordered food from La Porchetta, a pizza restaurant Callahan said the delivery driver was friendly and asked her for a Yelp review. After her meal, Callahan logged on and gave her assessment of a burger and an Italian-style pastry. "Tried this place based on the reviews and the fact that they had zeppoles on the menu,...
  • Spectrum quietly tries a la carte TV streaming, but restrictions apply

    05/03/2018 9:16:48 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 36 replies
    TechHive ^ | 2/22/18 | Jared Newman
    [The] Spectrum rep was promising a new kind of a la carte streaming service, officially called Spectrum TV Choice. For $25 per month, he said, I could get all the major broadcast networks, plus my choice of 10 other cable channels, all streaming on mobile devices, web browsers, Roku players, and Xbox consoles. While I personally have little interest in becoming a Spectrum TV customerIm happy with my combination of Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO, and an antennathis was a rare opportunity to try something truly new from the cable guys. Spectrums a la carte TV service is a good value,...
  • Instagram To Filter Out Any Comments It Deems Bullying

    05/02/2018 9:49:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies ^ | 5/2/2018 | Kyle Perisic
    Instagram unveiled an update on its platform that will filter out any comments viewed as bullying starting Tuesday. The filter is an expansion of Instagrams update in 2017, which gives users the option to automatically filter out any offensive comments. The popular social media site, with its 800 million users, will use a machine-learning algorithm to detect harassers thats called DeepText and was developed by Instagrams owner, Facebook, The New York Times reports.
  • Facebook Has Begun To Rank News Organizations By Trust, Zuckerberg Says

    05/02/2018 6:57:00 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 41 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 2 May 2018 | Ben Smith and Mat Honan
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Tuesday that the company has already begun to implement a system that ranks news organizations based on trustworthiness, and promotes or suppresses its content based on that metric. Zuckerberg said the company has gathered data on how consumers perceive news brands by asking them to identify whether they have heard of various publications and if they trust them. -snip- The meeting included representatives from BuzzFeed News, the Information, Quartz, the New York Times, CNN, the Wall Street Journal, NBC, Recode, Univision, Barrons, the Daily Beast, the Economist, HuffPost, Insider, the Atlantic, the New York Post,...
  • More Censorship of Pro-Gun research by Twitter

    04/29/2018 6:08:57 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 7 replies
    We have previously run into trouble with Twitter censoring our activity. Gavin McGinnis recently posted a Tweet linking to some of our research correcting false statements made by on guns. But Twitter provided the following warning
  • Diamond and Silk Clash with Rep. Hank Johnson in Explosive Hearing on Censorship

    04/26/2018 8:57:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies ^ | April 26, 2018 | Lauretta Brown
    Pro-Trump conservative media personalities Diamond and Silk, sisters whose real names are Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, testified before the House Judiciary Committee Thursday on the topic of bias against conservatives by companies like Facebook, in a hearing that frequently went off the rails. The sisters defended their claims that they were censored by the tech giant, often in very strong terms. They said that if Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was censoring liberals, Democrats would be in the streets right now marching and calling him all types of racist. Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) implied the sisters were making a lot...
  • Tanzanian govt demands $930 fee from bloggers in internet clampdown

    04/24/2018 6:15:35 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 11 replies
    (CNN) As part of sweeping new internet regulations, the Tanzanian government has introduced a $930 fee for those wanting to have an online blog, giving the authorities unprecedented control over the internet. The government now requires all bloggers to pay the annual fee and register before they begin publishing material. It's not just bloggers affected by the provisions, but online radio stations, online streaming platforms, online forums, social media users and internet cafes.
  • Net neutrality is all but dead. Here's what happens now.

    04/23/2018 7:34:12 PM PDT · by BBell · 63 replies ^ | 4/23/18 | MJ FRANKLIN
    Everyone take a moment of silence please the free and open internet is all but dead. In December 2017 the FCC, under chairman Ajit Pai, voted to repeal net neutrality, signaling the end of the open internet as we know it. The decision was controversial at the time, with everyone from Alyssa Milano to Reddit calling out the FCC in the lead-up to the vote, but the the vote was just the first step toward repeal. To enact the change, the FCC would have to officially list the ruling and provide a timeline for it. That listing came in...
  • Net Neutrality Won't Disappear on Monday Here's Why

    04/23/2018 5:03:53 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/21/18 | Mary von Aue
    Parts of the Federal Communication Commissions repeal of net neutrality is slated to take effect on April 23, causing worry among internet users who fear the worst from their internet service providers. However, many experts believe there wont be immediate changes come Monday, but that ISPs will wait until users arent paying attention to make their move. In December, the Republican-led FCC repealed net neutrality protections that were first set up under the Obama Administration. The repeal did away with rules that inhibited ISPs from slowing down access or prioritizing their own content, and quickly became a point of contention...
  • Yahoo Changes Privacy Agreement

    04/17/2018 7:35:57 PM PDT · by econjack · 18 replies
    Yahoo email ^ | April 17, 2018 | Econjack
    [Yahoo has] updated how we collect and use data. Weve updated some of the ways we collect and analyze user data in order to deliver services, content, and relevant advertising to you and protect against abuse. This includes: Analyzing content and information (including emails, instant messages, posts, photos, attachments, and other communications) when you use our services. This allows us to deliver, personalize and develop relevant features, content, advertising and services Linking your activity on third-party sites and apps with information we have about you
  • An Apology for the Internet -- from the People Who Built It

    04/14/2018 4:47:19 PM PDT · by HangnJudge · 74 replies
    Slashdot ^ | 4/14/2018 | Slashdot
    "Those who designed our digital world are aghast at what they created," argues a new article in New York Magazine titled "The Internet Apologizes". Today, the most dire warnings are coming from the heart of Silicon Valley itself. The man who oversaw the creation of the original iPhone believes the device he helped build is too addictive. The inventor of the World Wide Web fears his creation is being "weaponized." Even Sean Parker, Facebook's first president, has blasted social media as a dangerous form of psychological manipulation. "God only knows what it's doing to our children's brains," he lamented recently...
  • President Trump signs H.R. Fight Online Sex Trafficking [IGNORED BY MEDIA!]

    04/14/2018 4:41:32 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    the you tube ^ | 4/11/18
    President Trump signs H.R. 1865, the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017. April 11, 2018. President Trump signs bill to combat online sex trafficking....which makes it a Federal crime to own, manage, or operate a website with the intent to promote or facilitate prostitution. H.R. 1865, the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017, which makes it a Federal crime to own, manage, or operate a website with the intent to promote or facilitate prostitution.
  • What's this Oath taking over Yahoo?

    04/13/2018 5:40:51 PM PDT · by lepton · 21 replies
    self | 2018-04-13 | lepton
    "Weve updated some of the ways we collect and analyze user data in order to deliver services, content, relevant advertising and abuse protection." "This includes: analyzing content and information when you use our services (including emails, instant messages, posts, photos, attachments, and other communications), linking your activity on other sites and apps with information we have about you, and providing anonymized and/or aggregated reports to other parties regarding user trends."