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  • Anti-Donald Trump, Pro-Hillary Clinton Meme Posted to Elementary School Facebook Page [tr]

    12/10/2018 9:05:43 AM PST · by simpson96 · 5 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 12/10/2018 | Jenni Fink
    A Minnesota public school is looking into the source of a meme targeting President Donald Trump, which was posted on the school’s official Facebook page. Posted on Saturday night to the Garfield Elementary School Facebook page, the meme was a photo of Trump and then–presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during a presidential debate. Accompanying the photo was the sentiment, “People love to hate Hillary, but she called Trump a Russian puppet right to his stupid f*****g face. I’ll always respect her for that.” The post has since been taken down, (snip) Garfield Elementary School Principal Jodi Kennedy told The Bemidji Pioneer...
  • Chicago campaign volunteer shot while recording himself canvassing on Facebook Live

    12/10/2018 10:56:08 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 4 replies
    NBC ^ | 12 10 2018 | David K. Li
    A campaign volunteer for a Chicago City Council hopeful was shot while recording himself canvassing on Facebook Live, police and the candidate said. The victim — identified by the candidate as Maxwell Little — was shot in the leg by a man wearing a red mask at about 1:46 p.m in the West Englewood neighborhood on the city's south side, Chicago police said Monday. Little, 32, was recording himself on Facebook Live talking about his support for candidate Joseph Williams when gunfire erupted, according to Williams. The alleged shooter then ran away, police said, and there was no immediate arrest....
  • Google Approves App For Muslims To Report People Who Commit Blasphemy

    12/09/2018 7:40:07 PM PST · by MNDude · 72 replies
    A new Android app has launched with the focus of allowing Muslims to report individuals who commit blasphemy, or insult Islam. No, this is not a joke. The app, “Smart Pakem”, which launched in Indonesia last month at the request of the Indonesian government, will allow users and government officials to uphold Sharia law and target and report people who hold “misguided” beliefs in violation of Islamic law, which forbids insults of Islam, insults against the Prophet Mohammed, or the recognition of any other religion besides Islam.
  • The internet war on sex is here

    12/07/2018 10:39:03 PM PST · by vannrox · 14 replies
    engaget ^ | 8DEC18 | Violet Blue
    During the Great Internet Sex War, that began in the United States during its Facebook Era, people were forced to stockpile their porn. Lube was bought by the drum and hidden in bunkers, alongside vibrators and air-gapped computers holding valuable troves of accurate, non judgemental sex information. Gimp suits were stored upright, oiled, and ready for doomsday's call. Explicit gifs became a black market commodity, and there were rumors of a Thunderdome ruled by cam girls. Every sexual identity, except the singular one deemed safe by the corporations, went into hiding. Fear prevented even the mere mention of sexual pleasure...
  • Santa kneeling before Jesus 'too violent' for Facebook

    12/07/2018 11:19:00 AM PST · by antidemoncrat · 34 replies
    WND ^ | 12/6/2018 | WND
    Facebook censored an image of Santa Claus kneeling before the baby Jesus, deeming it “violent or graphic content.”
  • Google's project to aid China monitoring its citizens needs explaining: Varney

    12/07/2018 11:14:01 AM PST · by lowbridge · 17 replies
    Fox Business ^ | December 6, 2018 | Stuart Varney
    I found this very hard to believe: A giant company, whose code of conduct used to be "Don't be evil,” is now working on a censorship and surveillance project for the Chinese government. The communist Chinese government.  The company is Google. Once the darling of technology. Now helping to create China's version of Big Brother. I'll explain. It’s called Project Dragonfly. It’s a search engine designed especially for China.  It would allow the authorities there to exercise strong censorship power. If, for example, someone searched for "human rights" or "protests,” the authorities would be alerted and no search results would be shown. That’s exactly...
  • Facebook emails suggest company explored selling people's data despite pledges not to

    12/05/2018 6:38:59 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 3 replies
    KTVB 7 (San Francisco) ^ | ublished: 2:01 PM EST December 5, 2018 Updated: 2:06 PM EST December 5, 2018 | Jessica Guynn
    SAN FRANCISCO — Internal Facebook emails published online by U.K. lawmakers, some involving CEO Mark Zuckerberg, paint a picture of a company aggressively hunting for ways to make money from the reams of personal information it was collecting from users. Wednesday's release of some 250 pages of emails from 2012 to 2015 – a period of dramatic growth for the newly publicly traded company - provides a rare glimpse into Facebook's internal conversations, suggesting the social media giant gave preferential access to some third-party app developers such as Airbnb, Lyft and Netflix while restricting access for other app developers and...
  • Boston police Commissioner William Gross stands firm against ACLU, Mayor Walsh punts

    11/28/2018 9:00:00 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    Boston Herlad ^ | November 27, 2018 | Joe Dwinell, Brooks Sutherland
    Police Commissioner William G. Gross doubled down yesterday on his fiery criticism of an ACLU lawsuit over the city’s gang database, saying through a spokesman that safety of neighborhood residents remains his “top priority.” “Commissioner Gross is passionate about protecting the residents of Boston, and that will always be his first and foremost objective,” said department spokesman Sgt. Detective John Boyle. Gross slammed the ACLU in a private Facebook post Saturday, saying the “paper warriors” — by targeting BPD’s anti-gang measures with a lawsuit — are ignoring the “atrocities” by the ruthless MS-13 gang. Many of those gang members are...
  • African American ex-Facebook exec says his colleagues act like he's going to mug them [tr]

    11/28/2018 8:03:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 27, 2018 | Megan Sheets
    A black former Facebook executive has accused the company of racial discrimination both within its Silicon Valley campus and on the social media platform in a scathing memo to colleagues just before his departure. Mark S Luckie claims a lack of representation and agency of black people within Facebook's organization is directly affecting how black people are treated on the site. In the memo shared publicly on Tuesday, Luckie writes: 'Facebook has a black people problem. 'One of the platform's most engaged demographics and an unmatched cultural trendsetter is having their community divided by the actions and inaction of the...
  • California School District Blacklists Popular Farmer’s Historical Reenactments

    11/26/2018 5:46:24 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/26/18 | Katy Grimes
    “Do you really want an America that can deny you a job for everything you’ve said on Twitter or Facebook? Do you really want to give up your right to speak just because you made the mistake of starting a business?” For nearly 40 years, Jim Riley and his family have lived on their 760-acre apple farm in Oak Glen, California, in San Bernardino County. Jim and his wife built a Colonial-inspired home on the farm in 1994, and were thinking about doing 18th century dinner theater. Shortly thereafter, the Rileys were approached by parents of local elementary school students...
  • Facebook jail for 3 days

    11/27/2018 2:38:34 PM PST · by wastedyears · 24 replies
    Communist Facebook ^ | 11/27/2018 | wastedyears
    I triggered someone on Facebook, and as a result got put in Facebook jail for three days. I guess people don't like the truth being told about the rapefugee invasion in Germany.
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson: Why Elon Musk is more important than Jeff Bezos, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg

    11/26/2018 4:06:46 PM PST · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    CNBC ^ | November 20, 2018 | Tom Huddleston Jr.
    Which of this generation's biggest tech luminaries and innovators will ultimately be remembered for having the greatest lasting effect on the world? It's a tough question, especially when you consider the role that people like Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg play in our everyday lives. But, if you ask renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, the answer is simple: Elon Musk. "As important as Steve Jobs was, no doubt about it — [and] you have to add him to Bill Gates, because they birthed the personal computing revolution kind of together — here's the difference: Elon Musk is trying...
  • Google Reveals Plans to Monitor Our Moods, Our Movements, and Our Children's Behavior at Home

    11/25/2018 2:22:36 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 30 replies
    PJ Media ^ | NOVEMBER 24, 2018 | PHIL BAKER
    Patents recently issued to Google provide a window into their development activities. While it’s no guarantee of a future product, it is a sure indication of what’s of interest to them. What we’ve given up in privacy to Google, Facebook, and others thus far is minuscule compared to what is coming if these companies get their way. These patents tell us that Google is developing smart-home products that are capable of eavesdropping on us throughout our home in order to learn more about us and better target us with advertising. It goes much further than the current Google Home speaker...
  • Big Tech Is in Big Trouble

    11/25/2018 8:15:20 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    WeeklyStandard ^ | 11 24 2018 | IRWIN M. STELZER
    *BIG SNIP* Which brings us to the common share-price-depressant: the fear of regulation, a sense that the party is over for Facebook, Google, and Amazon, just as it was for John D. Rockefeller’s oil monopoly in 1911. (Netflix is not a target, since it lacks market power; its stock, down 37 percent from its June high, remains 29 percent above its price at the start of the year; and Apple is of less concern to politicians.) Gone are the days when then-chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt, is said, whether in jest or seriously is uncertain, to have never needed Washington...
  • Parliament seizes cache of Facebook internal papers

    11/24/2018 6:24:58 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 22 replies
    Parliament has used its legal powers to seize internal Facebook documents in an extraordinary attempt to hold the US social media giant to account after chief executive Mark Zuckerberg repeatedly refused to answer MPs’ questions. The cache of documents is alleged to contain significant revelations about Facebook decisions on data and privacy controls that led to the Cambridge Analytica scandal. It is claimed they include confidential emails between senior executives, and correspondence with Zuckerberg. Damian Collins, the chair of the culture, media and sport select committee, invoked a rare parliamentary mechanism to compel the founder of a US software company,...
  • Taking a Hint from Silicon Valley, China to Judge Citizens with Social Credit Scores by 2020

    11/24/2018 9:49:45 AM PST · by snarkpup · 25 replies
    Styxhexenhammer666 ^ | Nov 24, 2018 | Styx
    US corporations already do:

    11/23/2018 8:52:49 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 32 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 10/29/2018 at 7:09 PM | JOSEPH FARAH
    I’ve got bad news and I’ve got good news. First the bad news. There are still powerful corporate cartels, criminals, terrorists and rogue nations out there with bad intentions and plans, and the means to carry them out. I’ve been warning you about the Google-Facebook nexus and how it literally threatens the future of free speech, free press and free elections. (For a primer on this subject, I cannot recommend highly enough the new movie “The Creepy Line.”) We at, after 21 years as the pioneer in independent online news site, are fighting for our very survival against this...
  • Zuckerberg at center of new Facebook firestorm

    11/23/2018 2:34:55 PM PST · by Baynative · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/22/18 | Harper Neidig
    Natasha Lamb, a managing director at Arjuna Capital and a Facebook investor, attributes a lot of Facebook’s current problems to the amount of control over the company that Zuckerberg has consolidated. "The dominant position that Zuckerberg holds has not been helpful in steering the company over the last few years,” Lamb said. “The stock's gone down over $100 billion twice this year, and you can directly link that to these platform issues.” A New York Times story last week detailed Facebook’s early response to Russian election meddling attempts and its efforts to respond to a backlash in Washington, two of...
  • Gun purchasers may need to submit social media history under proposed New York legislation

    11/23/2018 1:26:08 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 159 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11-22-18 (20 hours ago) | Matt Richardson
    Those looking to buy a gun in New York may need to submit their social media profiles and search history prior to purchase if new firearm legislation in the state becomes law.Under the legislation drafted by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and State Senator Kevin Parker, both Democrats, up to three years’ worth of search history on social media would be able to be reviewed, ABC Action News reported.Senate Bill 9191, according to WHAM, mandates "social media and search engine reviews prior to the approval of an application or renewal of a license to carry or possess a pistol or revolver;...
  • George Soros Sold Huge Amounts Of Facebook And Netflix Just Before Tech Stocks Crashed

    11/23/2018 6:30:04 AM PST · by deandg99 · 37 replies
    DC Dirty Laundry ^ | 11/23/2018 | Michael Snyder
    George Soros avoided a loss of more than 17 million dollars by dumping shares of Facebook, Netflix and Goldman Sachs just before the big crash started happening. In other words, he made out like a bandit by selling at the peak of the market. Is he smarter than all the rest of us, did he have some inside information, or was he simply lucky? In recent months, tech stocks have lost approximately a trillion dollars in value, and many investors have been absolutely devastated. But not George Soros. According to the most recent filing with the SEC, Soros Fund Management...