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  • I need help identifying web-sites on politics, current events, national/international news. (Vanity)

    12/11/2014 9:26:33 PM PST · by txnativegop · 33 replies
    txnativegop
    I am asking all FReepers for their help. Due to health issues I have foolishly allowed myself to fall behind on current events (as some of my recent posts may have indicated). I am not really all that tech- or internet-savvy. I have seen many web-sites listed as sources for the many threads here. Are there any other sites where information about all things politics and current affairs is available? Any help will be greatly appreciated.
  • States working to fix hobbled health care websites

    11/16/2014 8:48:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 16, 2014 2:07 PM EST | Steve LeBlanc
    The state that served as a template for President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act had so much trouble coordinating with the federal government that it became a model of another sort: ineptitude. […] Massachusetts was one of several states where the ambition of running their own health insurance marketplace inside a new federal system ran into a harsh reality. Some, like Oregon and Nevada, folded and decided to go with the federal exchange for the second round of open enrollment, which began Saturday. Others, like Maryland and Massachusetts, fired their technology contractors and are hoping for better results this time....
  • Web site hosting choice

    10/20/2014 1:12:15 PM PDT · by Monterrosa-24 · 46 replies
    self | Monterrosa
    FRiends, I need to tap Freeper expertise. My little business needs a web site and I was wondering what my FR comrades thought of godaddy.com, domain.com, wikihow.com, namecheap.com and any other web-hosting sites that folks may have experienced. I have a storefront coffee and chocolate shop and I'm thinking of adding shipping to our gift basket offers. Our business is very new and small but we have some great lines of Belgium chocolate and value-packed gift baskets with teas, coffees, chocolates, and premium cookies.
  • Disturbing mystery affecting your favorite news sites

    10/14/2014 6:55:42 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 46 replies
    WND ^ | October 14, 2014 | Leo Hohmann
    Those who run watchdog news websites are scratching their heads and trying to make sense of the latest data released by a California company that measures website traffic. According to data for July through September, almost every major website – from WND to the Drudge Report and Breitbart – saw its rankings drop on Alexa.com while pro-government sites mostly went up. Alexa Internet Inc. is a subsidiary of Amazon. Familiar names in alternative media like the Drudge Report, Breitbart, Infowars, the Blaze, Newsmax, WND, FoxNews.com, and the Daily Caller all saw their rankings plummet while sites such as NPR.org, the...
  • The White House Now Has A Digital SWAT Team. It aims to prevent future HealthCare.gov disasters.

    08/11/2014 11:38:56 PM PDT · by Innovative · 26 replies
    Readwrite ^ | Aug 11, 2014 | Lauren Orsini
    On Monday, the White House announced a new organization designed to help spruce up government websites and (it hopes) prevent another HealthCare.gov debacle. Called the U.S. Digital Service, it will be tasked with modernizing the government's digital presence and revamping how the feds provide information and online services in ways that compare favorably with Amazon or Facebook.
  • Does Anyone Know of a Large List of Patriotic Blogs AND/OR Websites?

    07/19/2014 1:36:48 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 18 replies
    Self | Self(vanity)
    I would like to know of the largest list of patriotic blogs and websites out there...or even more than one!!! Thanks!
  • 21st Century Minutemen

    05/24/2014 6:39:31 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 3 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 24 May 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    News, views, and humor from the new-media right...
  • Looking for PC program that creates websites

    03/27/2014 8:57:00 AM PDT · by George from New England · 43 replies
    I have found myself losing business left and right because of the evolution of the internet. I am looking for a simple program that will import an existing webpage, allow the user to edit and change components and then publish the modified page back to the web. I am willing to pay for something that is proven and can be trusted. All the different platforms and their different video and audio codecs are driving me out of business. I constantly get contact emails saying they cannot see my video and yet it works for me in Chrome and Firefox. I...
  • Crimea added to maps of Russia on presidential and government websites

    03/24/2014 8:55:41 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 8 replies
    Itar-Tass ^ | 03/24/2014 | Itar-Tass
    MOSCOW, March 24. /ITAR-TASS/. The Republic of Crimea has been added to the maps of Russia on the official websites of the Russian President and the Russian Government. Starting from Monday, the Republic of Crimea and the City Of Sevastopol have also been designated as new parts of the Russian Federation in the maps of Russia’s largest search engine, Yandex, and on the website of Russia’s Federation Council, the upper house of Parliament. Crimea is deemed accepted to the Russian Federation following the results of the referendum, held in the republic on March 16. According to final referendum returns, 96.7%...
  • U.S. judge dismisses price-fixing claim against hotels, websites

    02/19/2014 5:53:32 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 19, 2014 | Joseph Ax
    A group of major U.S. hotel chains and online travel companies on Tuesday won the dismissal of an antitrust lawsuit accusing them of an industry-wide conspiracy to fix the online prices of hotel rooms. U.S. District Judge Jane Boyle in Dallas found that the lawsuit, brought by consumers who claimed they paid inflated prices for their rooms, failed to adequately show that such a conspiracy existed.
  • Texas Embraces Creators of Failed Healthcare.gov

    12/27/2013 4:21:24 PM PST · by ziravan · 9 replies
    Hardhatters.com ^ | 12/27/13 | Hal Hawkins
    Many are already familiar with Obamacare’s front-page debut and subsequent debacle called Healthcare.gov. Its crashes, bugs, and general incompleteness are infamous and have been the butt of many jokes, excuses from administration officials, and complaints from consumers attempting to use it. With not many signs of improvement for the website, many have looked for a scapegoat to place blame. One possible scapegoat has been a Canadian company, CGI Group, who was awarded a $93.7 million contract to develop Healthcare.gov, but that hasn’t discouraged the state of Texas from continuing and expanding its existing relationship with CGI. In August of this...
  • Obamacare Website Is the Tip of the Iceberg as Uncle Sam Catches Up on Tech (Disaster Looms)

    11/09/2013 4:18:58 PM PST · by lbryce · 44 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | November 8, 2013 | Matt Nesto
    It has been a rough month for the roll out of the so-called Obamacare website, better known as Healthcare.gov. Although everyone from the administrator, to the Health and Human Services secretary, to the President of the United States has apologized for the chaos, and taken responsibility the failure, the problems still persist. So far, no one has lost their job - or their pay - over the ordeal and a mad scramble is underway to get it fixed. But even when they do get it working, there's likely to be another digital disaster right behind it. ***SNIP*** "The ineptitude of...
  • Lobbyists question motivation behind take-down of websites (maximum pain)

    10/06/2013 4:33:57 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/06/13 | Kate Tummarello, Brendan Sasso
    Lawyers and lobbyists are accusing regulatory agencies of unnecessarily blocking access to websites during the government shutdown. "I can't help wondering whether this is a political call," a Republican telecom lawyer said. "Is it really necessary to completely cut off Internet access?" Agencies including the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have entirely shut down their websites, preventing the public from accessing regulations, filings and other documents. Congressional Republicans have accused the Obama administration of “maximizing the pain” of the shutdown to increase Democrats’ leverage in negotiations. “It's a source of enormous frustration for those who...
  • The Official Top 100 Conservative Websites for 2013 by Alexa Rank

    07/16/2013 7:16:49 AM PDT · by HeadOn · 32 replies
    Restoring Liberty; Red Flag News ^ | July 4, 2013 | Ken Skaggs, DBKP and J.R. Elliott
    These are the top 100 conservative websites for 2013 according to Alexa, the web’s number one source for website rankings. This list is based on worldwide rankings, not US rankings. However, it should give you a general idea since almost all of these sites are solely based on conservative American politics. If you want to know what’s happening with conservative politics in the US, this list should keep you busy for a while.
  • EU websites track users without warning, against own rules

    06/17/2013 1:32:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 17 June 2013 | Jeremy Fleming
    European institutions are tracking users of their web sites, in breach of the EU’s own data protection rules, EurActiv has learned. The fact has been confirmed by Europe’s data protection watchdog, in an interview with EurActiv, while Brussels is reviewing privacy legislation to tackle the abuse. The European Data Protection Supervisor, Peter Hustinx, said that institutions were aware of the problem, that new guidelines are being drawn up to deal with the issue, and that his own office avoided using EU institutional software last year because he realized they were “inappropriate”. … The European Commission’s homepage sets cookies to store...
  • Rise Of The Preppers: 50 Of The Best Prepper Websites And Blogs On The Internet

    02/01/2013 5:29:15 PM PST · by dynachrome · 17 replies
    shtfplan.com ^ | 2-1-13 | Mac Slavo
    So what are all of these people prepping for? Well, the truth is that no two preppers have the exact same motivation. There is a general consensus among preppers that our world is becoming increasingly unstable, but when you sit down and talk with them you find out that there are a whole host of different civilization-killing events that various preppers are concerned about. Some are preparing for the collapse of the economy. Others are extremely concerned about the potential for crippling natural disasters andcatastrophic earth changes. To other preppers, the rise of the “Big Brother” surveillance grid that is...
  • Federal officials take down 132 websites in 'Cyber Monday' crackdown

    11/26/2012 1:14:57 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/26/12 | Brendan Sasso
    Federal officials take down 132 websites in 'Cyber Monday' crackdownBy Brendan Sasso - 11/26/12 12:20 PM ET U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and European officials seized 132 websites on Monday for allegedly selling counterfeit merchandise in a coordinated crackdown timed to coincide with the holiday shopping season. It is the third straight year that the government has seized websites on "Cyber Monday" — the marketing term for the Monday after Thanksgiving, when many online retailers offer steep discounts and promotions. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations unit coordinated with officials from Belgium, Denmark, France, Romania, the United Kingdom and the European Police...
  • Personal/professional website building?

    03/25/2012 2:56:24 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 12 replies · 2+ views
    Need to make a website to showcase my portfolio for potential employers. Can I do this easily with Wordpress? If I pay them ~$25/year for a blog and domain name, what sort of functionality am I losing? I would only need a few pages on the site: about, portfolio, resume, and blog. Will Wordpress work, or should I go through multiple other channels? Thanks as always for your help, Freepers.
  • Interesting add-on for Firefox - Collusion

    03/03/2012 6:52:18 PM PST · by djf · 47 replies
    I just installed the "Collusion" add-on to Firefox. Anybody else tried this one? It shows a graphic of websites that are supposedly tracking you when you open a page. So far, FR is clean. Rense IS NOT! Neither is Drudge! Not sure exactly what it means by "websites that are tracking me". Cookies? One of those weird pixel thingamajigs? I may leave it installed, I might trash it, not sure yet...
  • Israeli websites down in 'technical malfunction' ('not a cyberattack')

    11/06/2011 12:22:51 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 11/6/11 | AP
    JERUSALEM, Israel (AP) -- Many of Israel's official websites have gone down in what the government says is a broad technical malfunction. The sites include that of the Mossad and Shin Bet intelligence services, the military spokesman, the Interior Ministry and others.
  • How websites use your browser to sell you for cash

    11/01/2011 10:27:26 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 15 replies · 1+ views
    The Register ^ | 1 November 2011 | Trevor Pott
    Part 1 It has been a year since I have talked about securing browsers against privacy invasion. In that time, things have got worse, not better. In addition to the threat of malware and malicious scripts, we have the frightening new evercookie. Leaving the criminal misuse of tracking for a later date, there is plenty to worry about from the use – and misuse – of our personal data by legitimate organisations. Advertisers are getting aggressive, and the techniques in use require a stalwart defence if we hope to retain our privacy. Hello Mr Yakamoto and welcome back to the...
  • In Campaign 2012, Web sites are the new real estate

    10/18/2011 3:17:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 18, 2011 | Philip Rucker and T.W. Farnam,
    On Sept. 2, with Texas Gov. Rick Perry surging in the polls, someone purchased the Web addresses stickittorick.com, rickperrynot. com and buryperry.com. That day, Mitt Romney’s campaign spent $2,851 buying the rights to various domain names at GoDaddy.com, the vendor that sold the Perry domains. You might assume it was Romney’s team that scooped up the anti-Perry Web addresses with hopes of launching sites attacking Romney’s chief rival for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. Not so, says the Romney campaign. Such is the latest mystery of Campaign 2012. The mystery is tough to unravel, because whoever bought the addresses hid...
  • Saudi Arabia gives women the vote... but not until 2015

    09/25/2011 6:57:49 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8:25 PM on 25th September 2011 | By Mail Foreign Service
    Women are to be allowed to vote in Saudi Arabia. K ing Abdullah bin Abdulaziz announced the change yesterday and also said women would be allowed to run in elections. However, the new law will not come into force until 2015. In a speech, the king said the move was in accordance with sharia law.
  • Teenage 'cyber terrorist' arrested after attack on CIA

    06/21/2011 10:01:13 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3:53 AM on 22nd June 2011 | By Rebecca Camber, Colin Fernandez and Lucy Collins
    A British teenager is suspected of masterminding computer hacking attacks on the CIA, the U.S. Senate and Sony from his bedroom. Ryan Cleary, 19, was arrested at his family’s home in Essex in a dramatic swoop following a joint inquiry by Scotland Yard and the FBI. He was held hours after the UK’s serious crime unit came under online siege from the hacking group known as LulzSec. The group recently declared on Twitter its intention to break into government websites and banks and leak confidential documents.
  • Schools remove filters on gay, lesbian (bisexual, transgender) websites (Virginia)

    05/28/2011 9:56:44 AM PDT · by Libloather · 63 replies
    Insidenova ^ | 5/27/11 | Keith Walker
    Schools remove filters on gay, lesbian websitesBy Keith Walker Published: May 27, 2011 PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. - Prince William County Public Schools has removed filters that block access to certain websites with content relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender is­sues. In April, the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia sent a letter to the school system asking officials to remove the software blocking the sites. The ACLU learned of the blocking of LGBT sites through its “Don’t Filter Me” initiative, which shows students how to re­port that their school is filtering content. At the time, ACLU spokesman Kent...
  • Millions of sites hit with mass-injection cyberattack (LizaMoon - instructions included)

    04/02/2011 9:25:45 AM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Computerworld ^ | 4/01/11 | Sarah Jacobsson Purewal
    Millions of sites hit with mass-injection cyberattackBy Sarah Jacobsson Purewal April 1, 2011 10:37 AM ET PC World - Hundreds of thousands -- and possibly millions -- of websites have been hit with a cyberattack that some are calling "one of the biggest mass-injection attacks we've ever seen." The attack was discovered on March 29 by security firm WebSense, and the injected domain was called lizamoon.com -- thus, the name of the mass-injection is "LizaMoon." According to WebSense, LizaMoon uses SQL Injection to add malicious script to compromised sites. While the first injected domain was lizamoon.com, additional URLs have since...
  • U.S. Government Shuts Down 84,000 Websites, ‘By Mistake’ (wrongfully accused of child porn)

    02/16/2011 1:33:41 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 18 replies
    Torrent Freak News ^ | 02/16/2011 | Torrent Freak News
    The US Government has yet again shuttered several domain names this week. The Department of Justice and Homeland Security’s ICE office proudly announced that they had seized domains related to counterfeit goods and child pornography. What they failed to mention, however, is that one of the targeted domains belongs to a free DNS provider, and that 84,000 websites were wrongfully accused of links to child pornography crimes.
  • Hacker Sells Access To Military, University Websites

    01/23/2011 7:36:54 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    1/22/11
    Link only - Hacker Sells Access To Military, University Websites
  • Arabs Target the Internet

    12/18/2010 3:54:34 AM PST · by Scanian · 8 replies · 2+ views
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | December 18, 2010 | Ethel C. Fenig
    Wow, those Arabs are clever. So clever--or devious, or dangerous--that they've managed to rearrange continents, to rearrange computer domain names to suit their political/religious/financial objectives. In The Lawfare Project, Aaron Eitan Meyer explains this latest Arab attack. "The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is the entity responsible for assigning domain names on the Internet. (snip) ICANN works 'in particular to ensure the stable and secure operation of the Internet's unique identifier systems.'"[1] Formerly overseen by the U.S. Department of Commerce, ICANN has been under "international and multilateral control" for over a year. And this has brought about...
  • Homeland Security seizes domain names

    11/27/2010 7:15:22 AM PST · by GreaterSwiss · 203 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/26/2010 | Sara Jerome
    The investigative arm of the Homeland Security Department appears to be shutting down websites that facilitate copyright infringement. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has seized dozens of domain names over the past few days, according to TorrentFreak. ICE appears to be targeting sites that help Internet users download copyrighted music, as well as sites that sell bootleg goods, such as fake designer handbags. The sites are replaced with a note from the government: "This domain named has been seized by ICE, Homeland Security Investigations." For instance, 2009jersey.com, 51607.com, and amoyhy.com have each been seized. One of the site owners told...
  • Christine O'Donnell Web Site no longer flagged my McAfee (Vanity)

    10/01/2010 6:54:48 AM PDT · by JaguarXKE · 5 replies
    McAfee Site Advisor ^ | 1 Oct 10 | Self
    "We tested this site and didn't find any significant problems."
  • Globe to offer two websites: one free, one pay

    09/30/2010 7:04:46 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | September 30, 2010 | Robert Gavin
    The Boston Globe next year will split its digital news brands into two distinct websites, keeping Boston.com free while establishing a subscription-only pay site, BostonGlobe.com, which will feature all the content produced by the newspaper's journalists, publisher Christopher M. Mayer said today. The change, scheduled to take place during the second half of 2011, is aimed at building an audience of paid subscribers online, a strategy that newspapers across the country increasingly are moving towards. With this approach, the company also aims to maintain high traffic to Boston.com, one of the nation’s largest regional news sites and a site that...
  • U.S. Wants Broader Internet Wiretap Authority

    09/27/2010 6:48:53 AM PDT · by Doogle · 21 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 09/27/10 | FOXNEWS
    The Obama administration is developing plans that would require all Internet-based communication services -- such as encrypted BlackBerry e-mail, Facebook, and Skype -- to be capable of complying with federal wiretap orders, according to a report published Monday. National security officials and federal law enforcement argue their ability to eavesdrop on terror suspects is increasingly "going dark," The New York Times reported, as more communication takes place via Internet services, rather than by traditional telephone. The bill, which the White House plans to deliver to Congress next year, would require communication service providers be technically capable of intercepting and decrypting...
  • A Man Who Took Life's Business Lemons and Made His Own Business Lemonade

    07/16/2010 11:40:03 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 4 replies
    Associated Content ^ | Published July 16, 2010 by: | Alice Winters
    After getting frustrated out of the lemons his problems gave him, David Miller made his own corporate lemonade. Due to the frustration of always having to call technical support to solve his own frequent hardware problems, he started taking the initiative to educate himself.
  • Google to be monitored for anti-Islamic content by Pakistan

    06/27/2010 3:43:31 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 8 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 3/27/2010 | Andy Bloxham and Asif Shahzad
    Seven major websites, including Google and Yahoo, will be monitored and 17 lesser-known sites are being blocked outright for alleged blasphemous material under court orders. The moves follow a temporary ban that Pakistan imposed on Facebook in May. The sites to be monitored include Yahoo, Google, YouTube, Amazon and MSN, Hotmail and Bing from Microsoft, according to a spokesman for the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority. He added: "If any particular link with offensive content appears on these websites, the (link) shall be blocked immediately without disturbing the main website." Scott Rubin, a spokesman for Google, responded that the company intends, in...
  • FCC Moves to Regulate Internet--Even Though the Law Calls for Internet to be 'Unfettered...

    06/18/2010 10:46:30 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies · 565+ views
    CNSNews ^ | June 18, 2010 | Matt Cover
    Complete title: FCC Moves to Regulate Internet--Even Though the Law Calls for Internet to be 'Unfettered by Federal or State Regulation' (CNSNews.com) – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted on Thursday to begin the formal process of bringing the Internet under greater federal control – a move sought by both President Barack Obama and FCC Chairnman Julius Genachowski--even though federal law calls for an Internet "unfettered by Federal or State regulation." This step comes after the federal D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in April rebuked the FCC in its attempt to enforce a controversial regulatory doctrine called Net Neutrality, which  would allow the government...
  • Media Bureau Announces the Release of Requests for Quotation for Media Ownership Studies...[FCC]

    06/24/2010 3:10:31 PM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 1+ views
    The following text SNIPPET is a quote: http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-10-1084A1.pdf PUBLIC NOTICE Federal Communications Commission 445 12thSt., S.W. Washington, D.C.20554 News Media Information 202 / 418-0500 Internet: http://www.fcc.gov TTY: 1-888-835-5322 DA 10-1084 Released: June 16, 2010 MEDIA BUREAU ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF REQUESTS FOR QUOTATION FOR MEDIA OWNERSHIP STUDIES AND SEEKS SUGGESTIONS FOR ADDITIONAL STUDIES IN MEDIA OWNERSHIP PROCEEDING MB Docket No. 09-182 Suggestions for Additional Studies Deadline:July 7, 2010 Requests for Quotation for Media Ownership Studies. As part of the Commission’s 2010 Quadrennial Media Ownership proceeding,1the Commission is commissioning nine economic studies to evaluate the current marketplace and the state of...
  • The first of Czar Cass Sunstein’s mandated websites now online

    05/18/2010 8:56:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 655+ views
    canada free press ^ | 5/18/10 | Judi McLeod
    Now that Obama Information Czar Cass Sunstein is making spoon-fed government propaganda mandatory on political websites, Canada Free Press (CFP) is introducing balancingtherightmessage.com. Forcibly including government propaganda on political blogs gave us the idea for balancingtherightmessage.com, a dumping ground for the right to do the same thing to the left.
  • The President's Trick Or Tweet

    05/10/2010 5:45:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies · 782+ views
    Investors.com ^ | May 10, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Free Speech: President Obama, while addressing college graduates, condemns our access to new media as a subversion of democracy. Is the iPad a threat to democracy or exactly what Thomas Jefferson had in mind? At Hampton University in Virginia on Sunday, the president lamented that in an age of text messaging, the Internet and the iPad, information and its unfettered exchange had become a diversion that was putting a strain on democracy. We are not making this up. The "24/7 media environment," he told the students, "bombards us with all kinds of comments and exposes us to all kinds of...
  • Interview with The Woodward Report: THE HOTTEST NEW POLITICAL WEBSITE

    05/01/2010 1:16:29 PM PDT · by honestabe010 · 8 replies · 792+ views
    Times Square Gossip ^ | May 1, 2010 | James Edstrom
    What is the most popular part of The Woodward Report? The headlines page is the primary focus, it’s updated constantly. The page is designed to provide the most thoughtful and influential stories so that the readers can form a complete, current political picture of the times. It provides links to stories from various news outlets across the web plus original content that we provide ourselves. We primarily link to U.S. based publications but we do pick up a lot from global publications as well. The Woodward Report links to stories of news and analysis to a vast variety of publications....
  • FReep This Hijacking

    04/27/2010 12:04:30 PM PDT · by Josh Painter · 9 replies · 384+ views
    Bloggers Choice Awards ^ | April 27, 2010 | Josh Painter
    A bunch of leftists (who hate Sarah Palin) are trying to hijack the Bloggers Choice Awards. But a good FReeping can change that. To vote, you have to register, which is no big deal. To vote for FR as Best Political Blog (even though it iosn’t a “blog”) click on “Best Political Blog.” FR was on page 5 last I checked. To vote for FR as Best Blog of All Time, click on “Best Blog of All Time.” FR was on Page 36 . To vote for Daily Kos as Worst Blog of All Time, click on “Worst Blog of...
  • What are your favorite non-political websites (vanity)

    03/03/2010 9:41:42 AM PST · by Notary Sojac · 51 replies · 1,222+ views
    The Interwebz | 3 March 2010 | Notary Sojac
    I can't focus on Obamacare, Iran, Wall Street bailouts, Democrat fiendishness and GOP wussiness 24-7; my brain would simply explode.So I have other places I like to surf to from time to time. and I'd like to get suggestions from other Freepers.Please post your favorites...if possible steer clear of hot button issues we see here on FR all the time (gun rights, abortion, immigration etc). Here are some of my top sites: ShorpyIf you have even a moderate interest in American history, you'll love this. Historic photos from the Civil War through the 1950's in stunning high resolution.The Old Car...
  • I Just Discovered The Solid Principles Conservative Web Site (Vanity)

    01/29/2010 4:01:40 PM PST · by lefty-lie-spy · 10 replies · 555+ views
    http://www.solidprinciples.com ^ | January 30, 2010 | Craig Edwards, John Cronin
    I just wanted to post a vanity regarding a Conservative web site I found a bit ago. Normally I wouldn't post such a thing, but I ran across it due to one of the best politics podcasts available from the Apple iTunes Store that I have been a fan of for well over a year. The podcast is called "My History Can Beat Up Your Politics", and when I downloaded the latest show, it the byline said that Mr. Carlson, the man behind MHCBUYP was interviewed on Solid Principles.com. I had never heard of the site until now, so thought...
  • 200 Web sites spread al-Qaida's message in English

    11/20/2009 3:14:14 PM PST · by Cindy · 13 replies · 833+ views
    (AP) via GOOGLE.com - Hosted News ^ | November 20, 2009, 23 hours | By DONNA ABU-NASR and LEE KEATH
    SNIPPET: "RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Increasing numbers of English-language Web sites are spreading al-Qaida's message to Muslims in the West. They translate writings and sermons once largely out of reach of English readers and often feature charismatic clerics like Anwar al-Awlaki, who exchanged dozens of e-mails with the Army psychiatrist accused of the Fort Hood shootings. The U.S.-born al-Awlaki has been an inspiration to several militants arrested in the United States and Canada in recent years, with his Web-based sermons often turning up on their computers."
  • US government report recommends blocking popular websites during pandemic flu outbreak

    10/29/2009 9:34:35 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 73 replies · 2,775+ views
    Natural News ^ | 10-29-09 | Mike Adams
    (NaturalNews) The US government has issued a new report that recommends blocking access to popular websites during a pandemic outbreak in order to preserve internet bandwidth for investors, day traders and securities clearing house operations. The concern is that a pandemic would cause too many people to stay at home and download YouTube videos and porn, hogging all the internet bandwidth and blocking throughput for investment activities, thereby causing a stock market meltdown. This isn't an April Fool's joke. It's all based on a public report issued by the Government Accounting Office (GAO), available from their website at http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d108.pdf In...
  • A Power Grab Called 'Net Neutrality'

    10/21/2009 5:43:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies · 2,331+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 21, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    First Amendment: Diversity czar Mark Lloyd's FCC votes Thursday on the issue of net neutrality. Advertised as providing access to all, it will do to the information superhighway what Lloyd proposed for talk radio. Not much was said when $7.2 billion was included in the stimulus bill "to accelerate broadband deployment in unserved and underserved areas and to strategic institutions that are likely to create jobs or provide significant public benefits." The administration has big plans for the Internet — like controlling it. Susan Crawford, the so-called Internet czar, told the Wall Street Journal in April that the broadband billions...
  • Could The Feds Seize The Internet?

    09/02/2009 5:34:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies · 2,524+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 2, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Security: A Senate bill lets the president "declare a cybersecurity emergency" relating to "nongovernmental" computer networks and do what's needed to respond to the threat. Didn't they just collect our e-mail addresses?We wish this was just a piece of the fictional "Dr. Strangelove" that fell to the cutting-room floor, but it's not. It is a real piece of disturbingly vague legislation sponsored by Sens. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., Bill Nelson, D-Fla., and Olympia Snowe, R-Maine. Senate Bill 773 would grant the administration emergency powers (where have we heard that before?) in the event of a cyberemergency that the president would have...
  • RED ALERT: White House Has Secret Plan To Harvest Personal Data From Social Networking Websites

    09/02/2009 3:38:34 AM PDT · by PowerPro · 250 replies · 12,926+ views
    National Legal and Policy Center ^ | August 31, 2009 | Ken Boehm
    NLPC has uncovered a plan by the White House New Media operation to hire a technology vendor to conduct a massive, secret effort to harvest personal information on millions of Americans from social networking websites. The information to be captured includes comments, tag lines, emails, audio, and video. The targeted sites include Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, YouTube, Flickr and others – any space where the White House “maintains a presence.” In the course of investigating procurement by the White House New Media office, NLPC discovered a 51-page solicitation of bids that was filed on Friday, August 21, 2009. Filed as Solicitation...
  • White House Seeks to Capture and Archive Citizens’ Comments on its Facebook, YouTube, MySpace Sites

    09/01/2009 3:38:42 PM PDT · by KAMorin · 38 replies · 2,605+ views
    CNSNEWS.com ^ | September 01, 2009 | Fred Lucas
    (CNSNews.com) – Anyone who posts comments on the White House’s Facebook, MySpace, YouTube and Twitter pages will have their statements captured and permanently archived by the federal government, according to a plan that the White House is now seeking a contractor to carry out. The Executive Office of the President is looking for a private contractor to capture and archive comments and information posted on social networking and new media sites where the White House has established a presence. While the Presidential Records Act (PRA) generally requires that the administration preserve information generated by the president and his staff, the...
  • Website creation help

    08/04/2009 9:05:08 AM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 10 replies · 574+ views
    8/4/09 | me
    Hey Freepers, I need your help if any of you web experts have the time. I want to build a website. I have: --a macbook pro, purchased from the libs at Apple 2 years ago. --a godaddy.com domain name registered, as well as their free hosting --new version of iWeb --a tentatively built iWeb site I want to: --update my site often and use it as a blog --allow comments if possible I wonder: --should I get a different web host? Every one I've looked into seems to have several comments disparaging it for being a rip off/ scam etc....