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  • Girl Scouts spark outrage with since-deleted post congratulating Amy Coney Barrett

    10/28/2020 11:31:52 PM PDT · by billorites · 38 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 28, 2020 | Henry Kline
    The Girl Scouts of America on Wednesday congratulated Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett on her appointment, but deleted the social media posts after sweeping criticism. The Scouts’ Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts featured an image of Barrett and the first four women justices to serve on the nation’s highest court. That includes Sandra Day O’Connor, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whose death last month paved the way for President Donald Trump to nominate Barrett. “Congratulations Amy Coney Barrett on becoming the 5th woman appointed to the Supreme Court since its inception in 1789,” the group tweeted...
  • Twitter is running a blackmail operation — cooperate or no traffic for you

    10/28/2020 4:45:09 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 28, 2020 | 6:46pm | Post Editorial Board
    For all their talk of “neutral platforms,” the Big Shots at Big Tech — Twitter, Facebook and Google — are running a protection racket. They figure they can dictate what Americans get to see and read, and what other media companies must do to reach the public via those platforms. It’s a clear threat to a healthy democracy — and Congress has noticed. On Wednesday, the Senate launched a hearing to investigate “Big Tech’s bad behavior.” Center-stage: Twitter’s strong-arm tactics to censor The Post ever since we began reporting on Hunter Biden’s e-mails. First, it froze our account and banned...
  • MailChimp joins the censorship bandwagon

    10/28/2020 12:34:33 PM PDT · by dalight · 19 replies
    Mailchimp Terms and Conditions update ^ | October 28, 2020 | Mailchimp Legal
    New Terms added for all users announced today: We’ve updated our language to further clarify our Rules (Section 17 of STOU), which state that Mailchimp does not allow the distribution of Content that is, in our sole discretion, materially false, inaccurate, or misleading in a way that could deceive or confuse others about important events, topics, or circumstances.
  • 3 Strategies For Dismantling Digital Totalitarianism In America

    10/28/2020 12:38:14 PM PDT · by gattaca · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 28, 2020 | Helen Raleigh
    If Americans want to protect the free flow and exchange of ideas and dismantle digital totalitarianism in our country, we must act now. In our divided nation, there is a rare consensus from both the left and the right: some of our technology companies have become too powerful. They know too much about us, and we know too little of their inner workings. They know where we are, where we are going, what we are doing, and some can even listen to what we are talking about. They control what information to distribute, how fast, and to whom. They dictate...
  • TD Bank refusing login to own accounts.

    10/28/2020 8:12:32 AM PDT · by Leo Carpathian · 45 replies
    self ^ | 10/28/2020 | Self
    Tried to log into my TD bank accounts. After clicking on Sign In i get the page with "Hmm. Looks like your browser's a bit out of date." Page is showing 4 icons for latest browser downloads. Hesitant to download any of them. I have 4 windows browsers, all latest versions, working with everything else. Call to TD tech support, they are blaming it on Win 7 being old. Tried computer with Win 10, it worked fine, also with phone access it's OK. If problem is with using Win 7, then TD has a problem. Lot of people and businesses...
  • SpaceX prices Starlink satellite internet service at $99 per month, according to e-mail

    10/27/2020 9:59:38 AM PDT · by srmanuel · 66 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/27/20 | CNBC
    On Monday, Starlink the space based internet service from SpaceX an Elon Musk company began to notify people via email that they've been selected for public Beta Testing... The service will cost $99/month with speeds of 50 to 150 Mbs....with a latency of 20-40ms..... There is a additional $499 charge for the equipment that includes the self-aligning dish and in home router....along with a mounting tripod... An additional $99 is available for roof mounted dishes. Users were also told to expect increases in speed and lower latency as more satellites get deployed... You need a clear view of the Norther...
  • Facebook Prepares Measures for Possible Election Unrest. Tools include slowing the spread of certain posts and tweaking users’ news feeds

    10/25/2020 6:13:13 PM PDT · by karpov · 32 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 25, 2020 | Jeff Horwitz and Deepa Seetharaman
    Facebook Inc. teams have planned for the possibility of trying to calm election-related conflict in the U.S. by deploying internal tools designed for what it calls “at-risk” countries, according to people familiar with the matter. The emergency measures include slowing the spread of viral content and lowering the bar for suppressing potentially inflammatory posts, the people said. Previously used in countries including Sri Lanka and Myanmar, they are part of a larger tool kit developed by Facebook to prepare for the U.S. election. Facebook executives have said they would only deploy the tools in dire circumstances, such as election-related violence,...
  • Microsoft will forcibly open some websites in Edge instead of Internet Explorer

    10/25/2020 6:17:02 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 119 replies
    ZDNet ^ | October 26, 2020 | Catalin Cimpanu
    Starting next month, users trying to access certain websites will see IE refuse to load the URL and automatically open the site in Edge instead. This forced IE-to-Edge behavior is part of Microsoft's Internet Explorer deprecation plans. Microsoft has been gradually rolling out the feature for testing purposes for some Windows users since the release of Edge 84 this summer. However, with the release of Edge 87, scheduled for next month, Microsoft plans to enable the forced IE-to-Edge action for all IE users. At the core of this new feature is a new DLL file that Microsoft has been silently...
  • Conservatives push to discredit Facebook, Twitter and Google just days before the election (CNN worried)

    10/25/2020 9:12:51 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 39 replies
    CNN Business ^ | 10/25/2020 | Brian Fung
    A right-wing offensive is underway to discredit social media companies just days before the election. What began as complaints about anti-conservative censorship by social media companies has now evolved into outright allegations of election interference, as high-ranking Republicans have accused online platforms of helping Democrats by way of their content moderation decisions. On Wednesday, the Senate Commerce Committee is set to grill the CEOs of Facebook (FB), Google (GOOG) and Twitter (TWTR) amid right-wing cries of partisanship and threats to change a critical law, known as Section 230, that protects the companies' ability to moderate content as they see fit....
  • Big Tech Slept With Communist China And Brought Venereal Censorship Back To America

    10/22/2020 8:13:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/22/2020 | J.B. Shurk
    Big Tech slept with communist China and brought venereal censorship back home to America. This is why it’s always dangerous to treat one-party authoritarian dictatorships as if they’re as harmless as Canada. If you don’t appreciate the intrinsic threat of governments that ban freedom, then they will spread their despotism faster than you can cure their disease.Since Bill Clinton invited China into the World Trade Organization while pretending that the Tiananmen Square massacre never happened, and replaced American manufacturing jobs with China’s slave labor force, the stated foreign policy “dream” was for American society’s freedom and openness to rub...
  • Social media becomes filled with hate speech when users search for info on terrorism

    10/22/2020 12:30:01 AM PDT · by xomething · 5 replies ^ | 10/21/2020 | Ben Renner
    YORK, United Kingdom — Terrorism can be a very sensitive subject. A study finds even talking about this violent topic can bring out the worst in social media users. Researchers say users of Community Question Answering sites (CQAs) use more hate speech when searching for information about terrorism or terrorist attacks.CQAs are social media websites that allow users to post questions to other users, answer questions, and evaluate responses. Previous research has examined terrorism-related data from Facebook and Twitter, but this study by a team at the University of York was the first of its kind to examine trends on...
  • Facebook Whistleblower Exposes “Hate-Speech Engineering” Group, Staffed With Chinese Nationals Developing Complex Software for Censoring Newsfeeds.

    10/21/2020 9:47:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    USSA News ^ | 10/21/2020 | Tyler Durden
    Republican criticism of Facebook is that the social network suppresses conservative speech, though the company has long rejected such allegations. But a new report, via NYPost, reveals at least half a dozen "Chinese nationals" are working with the social media company to develop complex algorithms and neural networks for censoring newsfeeds. Lately, Republicans have been infuriated by Facebook and Twitter for their limitations, or in some cases, the complete banning of a NYPost article last week about Hunter Biden, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's son. "You can see [their] power in real-time with this attempt to censor, to throttle...
  • China is Using Companies like Twitter to Interfere in the Election: Amazon, Facebook, and Twitter’s businesses are tethered to the Communist regime

    10/20/2020 7:59:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 10/20/2020 | Daniel Greenfield
    Last year, Amazon was forced to shut down its marketplace business in the People’s Republic of China. Amazon’s defeat followed that of a long line of Big Tech players who had tried to make a go of it in China and failed miserably. China’s economy is built to boost domestic businesses and foreign exports, with some needed imports, by companies linked to the Communist Party. And no matter how politically correct Amazon may try to be, it can never join that club. But Amazon’s business in China isn’t done. To a large degree, Amazon’s business is China. Behind the smiling...
  • Per Tucker Carlson on Fox News; Chinese Nationals Head Up Facebook Censorship Team

    10/20/2020 5:22:42 PM PDT · by tired&retired · 19 replies
    October 20, 2020
    Tucker Carlson just announced breaking that Chinese Nationals are heading up Facebook's Censorship Team. An editor of NY Post Sohrab Asmara was Tucker's guest who broke the story.
  • Facebook Suspends User Jamie Allman’s Account After He Posts Video of Hundreds of Black Trump Supporters Chanting “We Love Trump!” in Washington DC (VIDEO)

    10/18/2020 2:32:49 PM PDT · by mplc51 · 34 replies
    GP ^ | 10/18/2020 | Jim Hoft
    On Saturday hundreds of black Donald Trump supporters marched in the Freedom Rally and March in Washington DC. It was a major blow to the “Trump is a racist” lie.
  • Big Tech's censorship of Hunter Biden report is a violation of free speech: FCC commissioner

    10/17/2020 5:32:26 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 19 replies
    FOXBusiness ^ | 10/17/2020 | Talia Kaplan
    FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr slammed Big Tech on Thursday for censoring users who tried to share a New York Post article about Hunter Biden. “By silencing core political speech on this important story, I think Big Tech has crossed a line,” Carr told "Cavuto: Coast to Coast” on Thursday. “For those of us in the conservative movement, we’ve long been talking about the need to rein in Big Tech.” “I think it’s one of the greatest threats to individual liberty and this week was a watershed moment with the attention drawn to the censorship engaged in by Big Tech,” he...
  • Parents name baby after internet provider in exchange for 18-years' free WiFi

    10/16/2020 3:53:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Mirror (U.K.) ^ | 10/16 | Luke Matthews
    A new mum and dad have incorporated 'Twifia' into their baby daughter's name to bag themselves free internet until she is an adult, but say they feel "a little ashamed" by their decisionTwo new parents have taken up an internet provider's offer of free WiFi for 18 years in exchange for naming their baby in honour of the company. Swiss internet provider Twifi is currently advertising the offer on its website, stating that parents who name their little ones Twifius or Twifia will surf the web free of charge until their offspring becomes an adult. It reads: "Simply upload a...
  • Justice Department And Indian Authorities Announce Enforcement Actions Against Technical-Support Fraud Scheme Targeting Seniors

    10/16/2020 10:07:48 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 11 replies ^ | October 15, 2020 | Department of Justice
    First Parallel Action by U.S. and Indian Governments Against Elder Fraud A federal court has ordered an individual and 5 companies to stop engaging in a technical-support fraud scheme that is alleged to have defrauded hundreds of elderly and vulnerable U.S. victims, the Department of Justice announced today. The temporary restraining order issued by the court follows the filing of a complaint by the United States, which seeks both preliminary and permanent injunctions to prevent the defendants from further victimizing U.S. consumers.  The complaint filed by the Civil Division’s Consumer Protection Branch and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern...
  • Freeper alert: Just banned from Facebook for posting Biden story.

    10/15/2020 1:29:42 PM PDT · by golux · 64 replies
    Facebook ^ | Oct 15 2020 | Golux
    Forgive me, I do not wish to share my real identity for privacy reasons, but I thought you, my FRiends, should know that I am 'banned from posting or advertising for 30 days' for violating Facebook's terms of use. What I did was post an article from BREITBART: "Facebook and Twitter Censor Biden Bombshells Weeks After Execs Join His Transition Team."
  • Jack Dorsey APOLOGIZES after Trump threatened to remove Facebook and Twitter protections and called them 'terrible' for blocking story about Joe Biden meeting son Hunter's Ukraine business partners

    10/14/2020 5:32:05 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 107 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/14/2020 | Jennifer Smith
    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey apologized on Wednesday night after the social media giant faced backlash over its decision to block links to a story which claims Joe Biden met with a Ukrainian businessman while he was Vice President. It came just an hour after President Donald Trump threatened to remove the US legal protections that exempts the likes of Twitter and Facebook from liability for the material users post on their networks. Trump called for the law, known as Section 230, to be repealed as he blasted the social media giants as 'terrible' for 'reducing circulation' of a New York...