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  • Facebook investors call on Mark Zuckerberg to resign as chairman following damaging report

    11/17/2018 6:31:09 PM PST · by bitt · 31 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 11/16/2018 | James Cook
    Facebook investors have called on the company’s chief executive Mark Zuckerberg to step down as chairman, following reports that the company hired a public relations firm to smear its critics by drawing links to George Soros. The attack on Mr Zuckerberg is set to complicate the daunting challenge facing Sir Nick Clegg, Facebook's new global head of policy and communications, who joined last month and has been asked to conduct a review of Facebook's use of lobbying firms. Jonas Kron, a senior vice president at Trillium Asset Management, a US investor which owns an Ł8.5m stake in Facebook, last night...
  • Dem rep slams Facebook: It 'cannot be trusted to regulate itself'

    11/14/2018 8:07:19 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/14/18 | John Bowden
    Rhode Island Rep. David Cicilline (D) sharply criticized tech giant Facebook on Twitter on Wednesday evening, arguing that the social media company can't be trusted any longer to regulate itself. In a series of tweets, the lawmaker ripped into Facebook executives over a New York Times report detailing how the company used a Republican opposition research firm to link public detractors of the company to billionaire Democratic donor George Soros amid criticism of Facebook for its use by Russian operatives to influence Americans during the 2016 election. The report was based mainly on anonymous, insider accounts. "We’ve known for some...
  • OK Google, why was your web traffic hijacked and routed through China, Russia today?

    11/13/2018 2:48:03 PM PST · by Salman · 15 replies
    The Register ^ | 13 Nov 2018 | Shaun Nichols in San Francisco
    People's connections in the US to Google – including its cloud, YouTube, and other websites – were suddenly rerouted through Russia and into China in a textbook Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) hijacking attack. That means folks in Texas, California, Ohio, and so on, firing up their browsers and software and connecting to Google and its services were instead meandering through systems in Russia and China, and not reaching servers belonging to the Silicon Valley giant. Netizens outside of America may also have been affected. The Chocolate Factory confirmed that for a period on Monday afternoon, from 1312 to 1435 Pacific...
  • Men burnt alive by mob after false WhatsApp messages accuse them of child kidnap [Mexico]

    11/12/2018 2:49:07 PM PST · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    www.mirror.co.uk ^ | 11/12/2018 | ByChris kitching
    WARNING - DISTRESSING CONTENT: The men were dragged out of a jail cell and killed as hundreds cheered Two innocent men were dragged out of a jail cell and burned alive by a cheering mob as rumours of child abductors spread rapidly on WhatsApp. The message talked of a "plague of child kidnappers" and three children, aged four, eight and 14, had been found murdered. It claimed the criminals were involved in organ trafficking, as the children were found with their abdomens sliced open and their organs removed. But the two men - an uncle and his nephew - who...
  • Facebook is DOWN: Site unavailable for users around the globe

    11/12/2018 10:16:18 AM PST · by Revel · 71 replies
    Dailymail ^ | 11/12/18 | Cheyenne Macdonald
    Facebook's website has crashed for users around the globe. Users trying to access the site are being shown a message saying 'Sorry, something went wrong. 'We're working on it and we'll get it fixed as soon as we can.'
  • Amazon is launching a new delivery program and hiring thousands of drivers, with a warning...

    11/12/2018 2:13:20 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 5, 2018 | Hayley Peterson
    Amazon is hiring its own fleet of full-time drivers to deliver packages to Prime customers. Amazon will manage these drivers directly, meaning the company will set their wages, provide them delivery vehicles, and schedule their routes. Amazon has previously relied on delivery services provided by UPS, FedEx, and the US Postal Service, as well as contractors employed through its Flex delivery program and third-party courier companies it calls delivery service partners. At a recent Amazon training for the new program, drivers were told the company "didn't want people peeing in bottles," a source told Business Insider. Amazon is launching a...
  • The Comprehensive Guide to Quitting Google

    11/08/2018 11:37:03 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 10 replies
    Lifehacker ^ | Thursday, November 8, 2018 | Brendan Hesse
    Despite all the convenience and quality of Google's sprawling ecosystem, some users are fed up with the fishy privacy policies the company has recently Since Google owns some of the best and most-used apps, websites, and internet services, making a clean break is difficult -- but not impossible. We're going to take a look at how to leave the most popular Google services behind, and how to keep Google from tracking your data. We've also spent serious time researching and testing great alternatives to Google's offerings, so you can leave the Big G without having to buy new devices or...
  • Zuckerberg Declines Request From UK Canadian Officials to Answer Questions re Fake News on Facebook

    11/07/2018 4:31:42 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 10 replies
    msn.com ^ | 11-7-18 | Chris Morris
    Parliamentary bodies from five countries are now calling on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify about the problem of fake news on Facebook. And Zuckerberg is saying no to all of them. The concept of an international grand committee is unprecedented, but it underscores the concern over the effect of disinformation on free elections. Given Facebook’s role in the spread of fake news during the 2016 U.S. elections, many nations have pressured the company to discuss the steps it is taking to prevent future spreads.
  • U.S. Supreme Court ends fight over Obama-era net neutrality rules

    11/05/2018 8:56:52 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 5, 2018 | by Lawrence Hurley
    The legal fight over a 2016 lower court ruling upholding Obama-era net neutrality regulations aimed at ensuring a free and open internet - rules that have since been repealed by President Donald Trump’s administration - came to a formal end on Monday, with the U.S. Supreme Court declining to take up the matter. The Trump administration and internet service providers had asked to justices to wipe away the ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit that had temporarily preserved the net neutrality regulations championed by Democratic former President Barack Obama. But the justices refused...
  • The domain Gab.com has landed at Epik.

    11/03/2018 5:09:30 PM PDT · by akalinin · 51 replies
    Epik.com blog page ^ | 11// | Rob Monster
    The domain Gab.com has landed at Epik. This post will summarize why Epik welcomed Gab.com. It will also address why I believe the operators of the site have the right to be online. De-Platforming is Digital Censorship. Blacklisting is Digital Shunning. For those not familiar with the case, Gab.com’s ability to operate was abruptly terminated by Godaddy, among other vendors, who deemed Gab to have violated their terms of service. This de-platforming of Gab generated much discussion in the mainstream technology press. It also prompted a lively discussion in the professional domain name community, including at the popular discussion board...
  • FreeRepublic.com being displayed as a "dangerous site" on my computer

    11/03/2018 1:56:24 PM PDT · by BlueLancer · 73 replies
    Just about a half-hour ago when I clicked on my shortcut to go to FreeRepublic.com, a page popped up indicating something along the lines that "QANON.com" was phishing for information on FreeRepublic, and, when I continued, the address at the top now indicates that it's "dangerous" and it has lined through the "https" part of the indentification. Is something actually going on or is this something that Google is just doing to show its displeasure with a conservative website? It's not the shortcut, because I tried coming in directly from the search engine, along with typing in "https://www.freerepublic.com" specifically. Any...
  • Media to Blame? Attempted Murder of Gab Founder’s Parents

    11/03/2018 8:17:06 AM PDT · by deandg99 · 9 replies
    DC Dirty Laundry ^ | 11/03/2018 | JD Heyes
    There are reports nearly on a daily basis now detailing how Republicans and Trump supporters are harangued, threatened, or physically confronted and/or assaulted by angry Leftists, all of which have come after a slew of GOP lawmakers including Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., were nearly slaughtered in the summer of 2017 by a far-Left Bernie Sanders supporter (where were you on that one, Don?). Now, there is a new threat of violence to add to the growing list. Andrew Torba, the founder of social media platform Gab, says the corporate “mainstream” media is responsible for inciting violence against his family earlier...
  • King of Queens explains trump derangement syndrum

    11/02/2018 12:35:50 AM PDT · by PCPOET7 · 7 replies
    youtube ^ | 2-11-2018 | anon
    this will have everyone laughing because some times it takes a Queer leftist to explain how messed up the extreme left.
  • German TV company buys US dating site eHarmony [ProSieben]

    11/01/2018 1:54:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 10.30.2018 | rs/ (dpa, Reuters)
    The popular US dating site eHarmony is now owned by Munich-based broadcaster ProSieben. Although it is primarily known for its TV franchise, ProSieben also owns one of Germany’s largest dating companies. German media company ProSiebenSat.1 purchased the matchmaking site eHarmony in the company’s first major e-commerce deal since launching a joint venture with investment firm General Atlantic. The Munich-based broadcaster announced the takeover on Monday, with ProSieben CEO Max Conze calling the deal “an excellent fit.” ProSieben already owns German online dating giant Parship. Like eHarmony, Parship uses an algorithm to suggest matches for people from its database. Users also...
  • Anatomy of a Smear Campaign: Gab

    10/31/2018 7:26:13 PM PDT · by thoughtomator · 12 replies
    Heretic Tribune ^ | 10/31/2018 | zyntrax
    See source... there is more photo/embed content than meaningful text.
  • The women of Google are walking out. Guess why

    10/31/2018 4:09:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | October 31, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    What’s going on at Google HQ these days? (I mean, aside from squashing conservative views in search results and figuring out what happened to that whole “don’t be evil” thing.) One report out this week indicates that the women working at the search giant are preparing to walk off the job. That seems strange for a company what was once ranked as one of the best places to work on the planet. It turns out that there’s been some sexual harassment (if not assault) going on with at least one former executive there. And rather than take swift action to...
  • No, we do not want the government regulating free speech, or freedom of association period!

    10/31/2018 10:23:18 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 51 replies
    Oct 31, 2018 | by Jim Robinson
    No, we do not want the government regulating free speech or freedom of association. Not at political rallies or protests, not at churches, schools or public institutions, not at associations or corporations or businesses, not at newspapers or publications, not on the Internet and certainly not at social medias sites! The first amendment reigns supreme in these regards and must remain supreme! Government regulation of free speech no matter how well intended at the start will be the downfall of liberty in the end. The first amendment guarantees our God-given rights to free speech and freedom of association and expressly...
  • SP FirstLight Fiber Shuts Down Entire AFTAH Website – Kowtows to Convicted Homosexual Sex...

    10/29/2018 6:36:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Americans for Truth.com ^ | Sep 18, 2018 | Peter LaBarbera
    FULL TITLE: SP FirstLight Fiber Shuts Down Entire AFTAH Website – Kowtows to Convicted Homosexual Sex Offender and Web Bully Adam Flanders Flanders sends emails claiming mugshot from assault arrest against teen boy is “copyrighted” property; two gullible corporations buy it and close down AFTAH sites CHICAGO, IL—The entire website for Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH.org) was shut down for more than two weeks beginning August 24 after a convicted homosexual sex offender, Adam Flanders, threatened a lawsuit against FirstLight Fiber, the Internet Service Provider (ISP) for AFTAH’s web host company–claiming his mugshot photo from a 2006 assault arrest...
  • Pro-family group gets SWATted: Website shut down after LGBT activist threatens company

    10/29/2018 8:11:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Mon Jun 18, 2012 | Ben Johnson
    BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, June 18, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Massachusetts pro-family organization MassResistance had its website shut down after a homosexual activist sent threatening e-mails to its webhost, including personal information such as the owner’s home address. And the internet’s most widely read conservative website bowed to pressure, as well. Image The Kentucky-based web host company HostExcellence shut down the website last Monday after Adam Flanders, a 25-year-old LGBT activist, complained that the site hosted a letter he wrote exposing a homosexual organization in 2007. In January 2007, Flanders distributed a letter to local media exposing the activities of the Rockland,...
  • Why Was Gab Taken Down But Twitter Left Up?

    10/29/2018 8:58:18 PM PDT · by rebuildus · 64 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10/29/18 | Patrick Rooney
    Patrick Rooney of PRRooney.com discusses the de-platforming of Gab after the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting.