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  • Cybersecurity analyst and reporter Kim Zetter discussed voting machines and election security

    11/09/2018 8:51:46 AM PST · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    CSpan ^ | October 22, 2018 | Kim Zetter
    Communicators with Kim Zetter Cybersecurity analyst and reporter Kim Zetter discussed voting machines and election security ahead of the November midterm elections. KIM ZETTER, YOU RECENTLY SENT A TWEET THAT SAID, I'VE BEEN WRITING A ABOUT ELECTION SECURITY FOR A DECADE, BUT THIS IS PROBABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT STORY I'VE WRITTEN ABOUT IT TO DATE. THERE IS A LINK TO YOUR STORY. WHAT IS THE CRUX OF YOUR ARTICLE? THE REASON WHERE WE ARE TODAY WITH INSECURE VOTING MACHINES AND THE THREAT FROM RUSSIAN HACKERS. THE REASON WE ARE WHERE WE ARE TODAY IS BECAUSE OF DECISIONS MADE IN 2002....
  • System76 Thelio computer is open source, Linux-powered, and made in the USA

    11/01/2018 4:08:48 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 23 replies
    Beta news ^ | 1 Nov 2018 | Brian Fagioli
    Computers made in America are virtually non-existent, but a little company in Denver had a dream to do just that. System76 has long been looking to make a Linux-powered computer in the USA using open source ideology. A lofty goal, which many folks didn't think would ever be achieved. Well, against all odds, today, System76 proves the haters wrong as it finally unveils its much-anticipated Thelio desktop computer. And boy, oh boy, it is beautiful.
  • Best Alternative to Gmail

    10/10/2018 5:48:50 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 93 replies
    I am looking to shed all things Google, starting with my gmail account. I opened it in 2007 with the thought that I would have it for decades as Google was a behemoth of a company which would not disappear and which could be trusted. But alas, I now have not an ounce of trust in Google. So much is tied to my gmail account that I want to make a move to a company which will 1) stand the test of time and 2) can be trusted. I am quite sure I am not the only person thinking this...
  • Lyft hires Obama administration's top transportation official

    10/09/2018 11:04:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | October 9, 2018 | By Matt McFarland
    Washington, DC - - Lyft just made a splashy hire as it focuses on working more closely with governments. Anthony Foxx, former President Obama's secretary of the Department of Transportation from 2013-2017, will serve as Lyft's chief policy officer and advisor to its co-founders. Foxx's move speaks to the increasingly central role tech companies play in transportation. He is the first former transportation secretary to join a Silicon Valley startup. Foxx joined Lyft because he is drawn to the company's mission and values, he said in a statement Tuesday.
  • The best secure browsers 2018

    09/14/2018 4:11:50 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 25 replies
    Techworld ^ | 8/28/2018 | Techworld Staff
    While browsers such as Tor might be associated with dark web criminal activity and hackers, there are a growing number of reasons for the average person to think about using a secure browser. In light of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the average consumer has become more conscious of their privacy and the ways in which their data is being used. A secure browser is one way to avoid your data being collected by companies such as Google and Facebook. Another concern driving people to secure browsers is avoiding hacks. Although the nastiest campaigns are aimed at large businesses, the average...
  • Regulating social media giants is a road to Big Tech tyranny

    09/06/2018 3:22:28 AM PDT · by McQ444 · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2018-09-06 12:00 | Tyler Grant
    Last week, President Trump tweeted about potentially exploring regulation for companies such as Google, citing a report that claimed searching for “ Trump News” pulls up disproportionately left-leaning results.
  • Tech company officials plan meeting to discuss strategy for midterms: report

    08/24/2018 7:04:44 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/24/18 | John Bowden
    Representatives from a dozen of the nation's largest tech companies will meet Friday to discuss the industry's strategy to combat foreign election interference efforts in the midterm elections. An email obtained by BuzzFeed News from Facebook cybersecurity chief Nathaniel Gleicher invites officials from companies such as Google and Snapchat to a meeting set to take place at Twitter's headquarters in San Francisco. “As I’ve mentioned to several of you over the last few weeks, we have been looking to schedule a follow-on discussion to our industry conversation about information operations, election protection, and the work we are all doing to...
  • FIREFOX browsers will soon block “fake news” flagged by George Soros-linked left-wing groups

    08/19/2018 8:20:00 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 73 replies
    NewsTarget.com ^ | August 14, 2018 | Jayson Veley
    What’s become abundantly clear over the past few months is that liberals are now jumping on the anti-fake news bandwagon and using it as an excuse to censor political speech that doesn’t align with their radical agenda. This strategy is perhaps most prominent on social media and various websites across the Internet, including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, and is implemented by teams of leftists and extremists like George Soros who show zero regards for the freedom of speech outlined in the First Amendment. It’s as if the ability to control what information is spread across the Internet and what information...
  • AP Exclusive: Google tracks your movements, like it or not

    08/13/2018 7:45:21 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 27 replies
    Associated Press / APNEWS ^ | 08/13/2018 | RYAN NAKASHIMA
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to. An Associated Press investigation found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you’ve used privacy settings that say they will prevent it from doing so. Computer-science researchers at Princeton confirmed these findings at the AP’s request.
  • Need Tech Help about PC's CPU - Vanity

    08/13/2018 6:36:01 AM PDT · by savedbygrace · 71 replies
    My PC has been running slowly at times during the past several months. Some time ago, I thought I had done enough troubleshooting to conclude I needed more RAM, so I added 4GB and now have 8GB. However, the slowness continues. Now I see that when I am loading a new web page in my browser, or a web page update with new content, the CPU usage goes up to 70-90%, and that is when it slows for a while. I have tried using Waterfox (64-bit version of Firefox) and Edge with the same symptoms and results, so it isn't...
  • Actions Have Consequences: the Big Tech Crackdown On Infowars Will Cost Them Dearly

    08/06/2018 4:31:18 PM PDT · by davikkm · 34 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    Speaking of Infowars, Alex Jones and conspiracy theories, what do you make of the fact that YouTube, Apple and Facebook decided to put the kibosh on Infowars in the exact same day? You know, sometimes those crazy tin foil hat conspiracy theorists are right. Here’s the deal: it’s a known fact that big tech companies like Apple, Facebook, Twitter and Google/YouTube are heavily left leaning. This is not a secret, nor a conspiracy theory, but an empirically proven fact, by their own admission, i.e. words and actions. The harassment and censorship (via deplatforming, shadow-banning, massive algorithm-based decrease in social-media-driven traffic...
  • Vanity: Ideas on how to crush tech tyranny

    08/06/2018 3:41:55 PM PDT · by AAABEST · 82 replies
    Free Republic ^ | August 6, 2018 | AAABEST
    Okay, I'm the biggest anarcho-capitalist on this board, but this is what happens when capitalism starts producing zombies. The zombies must be put down. Legions of users subverting the platform can cost them greatly. Maybe a friendly judges or pols can shove something HUGE up their ass. They have budgets larger than entire nations, and they've basically declared war on us.
  • Tech stocks set to crater on Thursday with Facebook on track for biggest drop ever

    07/25/2018 6:47:24 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 42 replies
    CNBC(S) ^ | 25 Jul, 2018 | John Melloy
    The tech-heavy Nasdaq was set for a big down day Thursday after disappointing quarterly results from Facebook sent the social media giant hurtling toward its biggest share price decline ever and on track to lose more than $125 billion in market value. The Invesco QQQ Trust, which tracks the Nasdaq 100 index and can give traders a good idea of how the Nasdaq stocks will trade, was down more than 2 percent at one point in after-hours trading Wednesday. At last count, the ETF was off by about 1.5 percent. Nasdaq futures opened lower Wednesday evening, off by about 0.8...
  • 4,500 Tech Workers, 1 Mission: Get Democrats Elected

    07/13/2018 9:01:04 AM PDT · by Theoria · 22 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 13 July 2018 | Kevin Roose and Sheera Frenkel
    It was four months and eight days until the 2018 midterm elections, and Anna Eskamani had not spent a penny to promote her political campaign online. Ms. Eskamani, 27, is running to represent Florida’s 47th District in the State Legislature. Like many state-level candidates, she writes her own fund-raising emails and manages her own social media accounts. And with her busy schedule on the campaign trail, advertising online is an afterthought. “My budget is zero for it right now,” Ms. Eskamani said. “It just hasn’t been necessary.” One recent morning, Ms. Eskamani attended an hourlong phone conference with volunteers from...
  • 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. We’ve 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
  • The tech bubble gets its (w)reckoning

    04/08/2018 11:08:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Asia Times ^ | 04/08/2018 | Spengler
    The US tech sector does a great job of exchanging photos and recipes and family photos, but it doesn’t do much for overall productivity, which is stagnant as investment goes into apps rather than plant and equipment. This is how it always happens. Late Tuesday an obscure short-seller, Citron Research, announced that Twitter was the social media platform most vulnerable to privacy regulation – and its stock plunged 12% in the course of the day. All the other tech names followed, including the whole of the FANG+ Index (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, and Google, along with a half-dozen other big names,...
  • The Grand Convergence

    04/06/2018 9:06:13 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 2 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 4 Apr 2018 | Mark Steyn
    At a certain level, formerly functioning societies seem to be growing unnecessarily complicated. Yet, in a more basic sense, it's all coming together: Yesterday, as I was heading home after our live Clubland Q&A, it was all breaking news about the YouTube shooter. As usual in the first moments after such an attack, it's all tediously speculative - except for the apparent eyewitness report that the gunman was, in fact, a gunwoman. That, on the other hand, sent the breaking-news chappies boring down yet another dreary alley - that it was supposedly a YouTube employee upset with an ex-boyfriend. I...
  • Big Tech Companies Offer Gilded Safe Space For Obama Officials

    03/29/2018 1:26:40 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3-29-2018 | Samuel Chamberlain
    When former national security adviser Susan Rice was named to the Netflix board of directors Wednesday, she became at least the third high-ranking official under former President Barack Obama to receive a top post at a tech giant after leaving the White House. In announcing Rice's appointment, Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings said the former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. had "tackled difficult, complex global issues with intelligence, integrity and insight." Rice's appointment was met with outrage from some conservatives. Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said Netflix had "[doubled] down in support of Obama corruption" by hiring Rice, a...
  • Where Are the Left’s Modern Muckrakers?

    03/27/2018 6:03:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | March 27, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, there was an epic fight of so-called muckrakers — journalists and novelists such as Frank Norris, Upton Sinclair, Lincoln Steffens, and Ida Tarbell, along with trust-busting politicians like Teddy Roosevelt — against rail, steel, and oil monopolies. Whatever one thought of their sensationalism and often hard-left socialist agendas, they at least brought public attention to price fixing, product liabilities, monopolies, and the buying of politicians. No such progressive zealotry exists today in Silicon Valley and its affiliated tech spin-offs. And the result is a Roman gladiatorial spectacle with no laws in the...
  • Browser and search engine team up to help you stay private on the internet

    03/25/2018 8:12:01 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 35 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 3/25/18 | Jim Bray
    "Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean that they aren't out to get you." I don't know, or care, who said that originally, but in this age of hacking and cyber corruption – and the deep state trying desperately to defeat the forces of light - it's becoming increasingly clear that there appears to be folks out in cyberspace who don't have your best interests in mind. Indeed, you may have heard about how Facebook and Google have been revealed as corrupt data miners more interested in raking in cash and helping their fellow political travellers than in providing the benign...