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  • Yahoo: 3 billion accounts breached in 2013. Yes, 3 billion

    10/03/2017 4:55:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 3, 2017 6:34 PM EDT | Matt O’Brien
    Yahoo has tripled down on what was already the largest data breach in history, saying it affected all 3 billion accounts on its service, not the 1 billion it revealed late last year. The company announced Tuesday that it’s providing notice to additional user accounts affected by the August 2013 data theft. […] Following its acquisition by Verizon in June, Yahoo says, it obtained new intelligence while investigating the breach with help from outside forensic experts. It says the stolen customer information did not include passwords in clear text, payment card data or bank account information. …
  • 2.2% of Posters on FreeRepublic Originate in India

    12/14/2015 2:30:21 PM PST · by TheThirdRuffian · 156 replies ^ | 12/14/2015 | Alexa
    2.2% of page views of FreeRepublic originate from India, according to the Alexa website: Now, I suppose there could be a contingent of loyal posters from India, but I strongly suspect this represents the hot houses we've all heard about of serial posters and disruptors who come out of the wood work, especially during primary season, to push a given candidate and then switch to "I'm not going to vote" mode come general. Since there are apparently thousands of real Freepers from India, I encourage you to post here to dissuade me of what I feel certain is correct.
  • Congressman @SteveStockmanUS Exposes Obama's Anti-Gun Spambots

    02/25/2013 4:53:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | 2/25/13 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Finally, at least one Republican is getting tech-savvy: A Texas Republican on Monday said President Obama’s gun control campaign is a fraud based on fake messages over Twitter. Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) accused Obama of trying to make support for his position look stronger than it really is by flooding Twitter with messages from people who don’t exist. . . . Stockman said that in response to Obama’s call for people to tweet their congressman in support of gun control legislation, he received just 16 tweets. But he said all of these messages were identical, and that a closer look...
  • Viva the Ron Paul Revolution! (Barf Alert)

    12/01/2007 4:31:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 876+ views
    The Carpetbagger Report ^ | December 1, 2007 | Morbo
    Like noxious bugs swarming over a crumbling tenement, followers of Ron Paul have invaded the blogosphere. Their target is anyone who dares to criticize their hero. Bloggers have dealt with them in various ways. Some have tried banning them outright. Others allow readers to engage them in back-and-forth debates that can easily take a thread to several hundred responses. I used to find the Paulites annoying, but recently I had a revelation: Far from being scorned, Paul’s rabid fans should be welcomed and encouraged. We should do everything we can to make certain they keep pushing their man, sending him...
  • Equal Time for the Republicans

    11/29/2007 12:42:07 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies · 106+ views
    WDEF-TV ^ | November 28, 2007 | Collins Parker
    Let's start with Wednesday night's CNN/YouTube debate. I'll have to admit. This is the most entertaining debate format of the season. While many of the questions are dumb, I like that the candidates are uneasy and having to roll with the punches. Here's a wrapup of the Republican version on Wednesday. But the biggest disappointment for me was that the guys at Red State Update didn't make the cut this time. Back in the summer, they were the hit of the Democratic Debate with a question about Al Gore. (see Joe Legge's Blog) But this time, they're questions were too...
  • The Revolution At The Tailgates: Ron Paul

    11/18/2007 8:40:08 AM PST · by George W. Bush · 39 replies · 979+ views
    Iowa Independent ^ | 11/17/2007 | John Deeth
    State field director predicts second, even first in Iowa It seems like when we're young, we like to break a few rules.  Staying out a little too late, sneaking a drink before that official legal age, or backing a candidate who's outside the established mold (YEEEEEAH!) Several of those dynamics were on display Saturday at Olive Court, a notoriously wild tailgate spot three blocks from Iowa City's Kinnick Stadium.  It was here, just a year ago, that John Kerry was infamously photographed with a beer bong.  And into the anarchy marched the Ron Paul revolution. Ron Paul wasn't imbibing...
  • The Ron Paul Revolution

    11/01/2007 6:38:53 AM PDT · by traviskicks · 60 replies · 313+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | 11/1/07 | Joel Stein
    It sometimes seems as if someone is playing a cruel practical joke on Ron Paul. He goes to a college and delivers the same speech he's given for the past 30 years of his political career, the one espousing the Austrian school of economics. Only now the audience is packed with hundreds of kids in RON PAUL REVOLUTION T shirts who go nuts — giving standing ovations when he drones on about getting rid of the Federal Reserve and returning to the gold standard. After a speech at Iowa State last month, when nearly half the crowd had to stand...
  • "Ron Paul Spammers" Targeted by UAB Spam Team

    10/31/2007 6:35:17 AM PDT · by mnehring · 96 replies · 167+ views
    <p>If Texas congressman Ron Paul is elected president in 2008, he may be the first leader of the free world put into power with the help of a global network of hacked PCs spewing spam, according to computer-security researchers who've analyzed a recent flurry of e-mail supporting the long-shot Republican candidate.</p>
  • Ron Paul’s inclusive message attracting African American voters (HUGE black voter shift)

    10/29/2007 11:31:08 PM PDT · by OrthodoxPresbyterian · 354 replies · 2,582+ views
    USA Daily ^ | 10-25-2007 | Maple Brown
    Ron Paul’s inclusive message attracting African American votersMaple Brown, USA DailyPublished 10/25/2007 - 11:34 a.m. EDTRon Paul’s inclusive message of peace, freedom, and prosperity may be attracting African American voters. According to this poll, Ron Paul leads his GOP opponents among black voters in general election contests.In general election matches Paul loses among African American voters 60% to 33% against Hillary Clinton and loses 61% to 31% to Barack Obama.In 2004 CNN exit polls show Bush receiving 11% of the African American vote in the general election against Kerry.The averages of general election match up against either Hillary Clinton or...
  • Flush With New Millions, Underdog Vies to Compete (NYT on Ron Paul)

    10/25/2007 11:39:02 PM PDT · by traviskicks · 87 replies · 164+ views
    New York Times ^ | 10/26/07 | JULIE BOSMAN
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 — If media muscle is any measure of a candidate, Representative Ron Paul of Texas is getting ready to flex his. In the last two weeks, Mr. Paul — a Republican presidential candidate — has spent nearly a half-million dollars on radio advertisements in four early primary states, the first major media investment of his campaign. On Tuesday night, he will take a seat opposite Jay Leno. And on Monday, a campaign spokesman said, he will roll out his first major television advertising campaign, spending $1.1 million on five new commercials to be shown in the New...
  • bans new Ron Paul supporters

    10/23/2007 9:41:03 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 114 replies · 1,867+ views
    Politico ^ | October 23, 2007 | Ryan Grim
    The ubiquitous and web-savvy supporters of Ron Paul now have one less forum in which to vent their rage. The influential conservative blog placed a ban last night on all Paul commentary from readers who are recent arrivals to the blog. Paul's followers are angry that the Libertarian congressman can’t seem to get traction in national polls as he bids for the Republican presidential nomination. Paul — a representative from Texas who ran for president in 1988 on the Libertarian Party ticket — remains mired in the low single digits. The post on Redstate, “Attention, Ron Paul Supporters (Life...
  • CAPTION Photos of Ron Paul Internet Poll Voters

    10/22/2007 4:53:20 AM PDT · by drpix · 11 replies · 44+ views
    When actual Americans are polled (live) Ron Paul's campaign for the Republican Presidential Nomination consistantly draws around 2%. Yet his "supporters" on the internet make him the winner of many internet polls. How can this be explained?
  • Unofficial (Bloggers for Paul at Hampton Inn) N.J. Straw Poll Results (Paul First, Fred Second)

    09/29/2007 1:25:35 PM PDT · by Captain Kirk · 78 replies · 886+ views
    Ron Paul for New Jersey ^ | September 29, 2007
    %-John McCain, Sam Brownback, Alan Keyes, John Cox >1%-Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, Tom Tancredo, Duncan Hunter 12%-Fred Thompson 73%-Ron Paul
  • Paulettes Spamming Free Republic's Most Recent Poll

    09/17/2007 2:51:49 PM PDT · by Jean S · 171 replies · 1,296+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 9/17/07
    Composite vote: Ron Paul 15.2% 1,196 Member vote: Ron Paul 5.5% 161 Non-member vote: Ron Paul 20.8% 1,035 We're being spammed.
  • Ron Paul Wins Debate but Republicans Won't Gamble on Him

    09/06/2007 10:52:38 AM PDT · by freedomdefender · 394 replies · 5,051+ views ^ | Sept 6, 2007 |
    Ron Paul clearly won the Republican presidential debate last night held in New Hampshire. Viewers were asked to text in their thoughts on who won the debate, Ron Paul received 34%, Giuliani 17%, all others lower. Fred Thompson who did not appear at the debate was clearly the largest loser as his pro-war stance and republican hard line talking points seem to be not what the people are looking for. Sean Hannity, Fox News pundit, was clearly upset with the results and deliberately ridiculed Congressman Ron Paul. Although outpacing all other candidates by a 2-1 margin, it was clear that...
  • Who Would The World Elect for the President of the United States? [internet poll]

    08/30/2007 12:23:56 PM PDT · by SJackson · 41 replies · 1,375+ views
    Who Would The World Elect forthe President of the United States? YOUR VOTE You live in Country was estimated by using your IP Click on the candidate you would vote for: Democratic Candidates Barack ObamaTotal Votes:10,968 Bill RichardsonTotal Votes:261 Chris DoddTotal Votes:63 Dennis KucinichTotal Votes:2,481 Hillary ClintonTotal Votes:2,173 Joe BidenTotal Votes:184 John EdwardsTotal Votes:712 Mike GravelTotal Votes:1,462 Votes for the Democratic party: 18,304 Republican Candidates Duncan HunterTotal Votes:108 Fred ThompsonTotal Votes:459 John McCainTotal Votes:362 Mike HuckabeeTotal Votes:146 Mitt RomneyTotal Votes:397 Ron PaulTotal Votes:14,592 Rudy GiulianiTotal Votes:664 Sam BrownbackTotal Votes:66 Tom TancredoTotal Votes:86 Tommy ThompsonTotal Votes:64 Votes for the Republican party:...
  • Ron Paul Dominates Non-partisan Straw Poll

    08/27/2007 12:59:56 PM PDT · by rface · 262 replies · 4,278+ views
    TransWorldNews ^ | 8/27/2007 | staff
    Washington D.C. 8/27/2007 5:20 PM GMT (FINDITT - Top Story) has an audience of about 67,000 visitors per month according to the latest statistics by Quantcast -- making it the most visited polling website with the exception of RealClearPolitics. The web site has been having an online straw poll for three days on voters' preference for the 2008 election; both Democrats and Republicans are listed. Ron Paul is leading the group of almost 20 candidates with 51%. Even more impressive is that he currently has 1744 votes while the second place candidate Dennis Kucinich has 613 votes -- 18%....
  • Ron Paul wins Strafford County NH straw poll (2nd landslide this weekend)[208 votes]

    08/19/2007 2:50:27 PM PDT · by t_skoz · 370 replies · 5,007+ views
    Ron Paul 2008 ^ | 8-19-07 | Ron Paul 2008
    Ron Paul won big earlier today in Alabama. He also won big in New Hampshire this afternoon. Dr. Paul received 208 votes (73%) for a landslide victory against Mitt Romney today at the Strafford County, New Hampshire straw poll. Romney received 26 votes. Mike Huckabee came in third with 20 votes. Tancredo (8 votes), McCain (7 votes), Cox (5 votes), Hunter (5 votes), Thompson (5 votes), Giuliani (3 votes) and Brownback (1 vote) finished the field. As noted earlier, Ron Paul received 216 votes for a commanding first-place finish in a straw poll today sponsored by the West Alabama Republican...
  • Republican Assembly Holds Informal Straw Poll (Paul First, Romney Second)

    08/18/2007 5:41:10 PM PDT · by Captain Kirk · 89 replies · 1,231+ views ^ | August 18, 2007 | Linda White
    On Saturday, the Alabama Republican Assembly tried to get a sense of which conservative candidate Alabamians are supporting most by holding an informal straw poll at the Bryant Conference Center. Out of 266 ballots cast, it was Texas Congressman Ron Paul by an overwhelming majority, with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in a distant second. "People buy tickets, they get a meal and the vote for the candidate of their choice,” said Ron Paul supporter Mark Nielson. Whether it's Romney, Giuliani, Thompson, or any of the other seven top republican candidates running for president, some Alabamians are speaking their mind...
  • Ron Paul Quietly Converting GOP Believers

    08/09/2007 10:44:11 AM PDT · by CenTexConfederate · 381 replies · 5,377+ views
    The Street ^ | August 9, 2007 | John Fout
    Ron Paul Quietly Converting GOP Believers By John Fout Political Correspondent 8/9/2007 12:20 PM EDT Why haven't conservatives leaders embraced their own ideals and come out to support Ron Paul in public? I pondered this issue in an article in June. I saw Paul as the one second-tier candidate who might have a chance of a breakout from the pack. It turns out I might have got it right. He has remained the most popular GOP candidate on the Internet. This genuine outpouring of support is rivaled only by that for Barack Obama.