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  • You Can Turn Off Tracking On Your Phone, But Google Is Still Tracking You

    08/14/2018 9:14:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/14/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    After people began getting a bit antsy about how their phones were tracking their every move for the past several years, Google felt a need to respond. After all, their former motto was something about not being evil and you need to give the customer what they want. (Within reason.) CNBC covered an announcement from the company back in May which explained how easy it was.It boiled down to a few basic bullet points: “Google has new tools that let you easily turn off everything it logs about you. You can turn off location history, Google Search results, YouTube...
  • 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.
  • Alex Jones: We Must Deplatform Google, Apple & Other Tyrannical Monopolies

    08/12/2018 6:12:59 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 76 replies
    Infowars ^ | 08/12/18
    Alex Jones explains how leaving the anti-Free Speech platforms like Google, Apple, Facebook and others will bring the monopolies to their knees, and that anti-trust reforms must be implemented to prevent future tech companies from politicizing their role as social media arbiters.
  • Facebook is shedding massive traffic

    08/09/2018 6:25:09 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 35 replies
    BGR ^ | August 8th, 2018 | Andy Meek
    Four billion. That, according to a new study shared with CNBC by market research firm SimilarWeb, is how many monthly page visits Facebook has shed in a slow-drip but nevertheless huge decline over the last two years... Facebook losing such a large amount of traffic over the last few years is part of a broad realignment in the social media landscape that’s only going to continue, likely with surprising outcomes. It’s also apparently creating buying opportunities. In a blog post earlier this year, BTIG speculated that Twitter is going to be acquired at some point this year.
  • Memo to Google: Don’t Go Back to China

    08/09/2018 10:26:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/09/2018 | The Editors
    Google and its parent company, Alphabet, have had pretensions to morality since “Don’t be evil” became a corporate motto. But when the company discovered in 2010 that Chinese agents had hacked into the Gmail accounts of dissidents, it decided to stop obeying Chinese censorship laws, in effect withdrawing the bulk of its business from the country. Within months the Communist Party shut down the company’s search engine, as well as Gmail and Google News. But under CEO Sundar Pichai, the company appears to be changing tack. Reports emerged last week that Google was developing versions of a search engine, news...
  • Exclusive — Robert Epstein: Who Gave Private Big Tech Companies the Power to Decide What We Can See?

    08/08/2018 1:58:01 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 27 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | Aug 7, 2018 | John Hayward
    Dr. Robert Epstein, the senior research psychologist at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology and a veteran of Breitbart News’ “Masters of the Universe” town hall on Internet freedom, joined SiriusXM hosts Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak on Monday’s Breitbart News Tonight to discuss thesimultaneous banning of Infowars host Alex Jones… snip Epstein stressed that he is not a political conservative and “certainly no fan of Alex Jones,” but he saw the Jones’ banning as a disturbing threat to the free speech and vibrant democracy he loves. “I think the big issue here is not even a free...
  • Nigel Farage Rages At Conservative Censorship: "This Isn't Capitalism, It's Corporatism & Autocracy"

    08/07/2018 4:37:26 PM PDT · by vannrox · 14 replies
    Fox New - Opinion ^ | 7-8-18 | Nigel Farafe
    The big tech giants are moving fast against the political right, the libertarian radicals, and those walking away from the Democrat Party in the United States. The same applies in my country, the United Kingdom, too. Over the weekend we saw Candace Owens, a strong, young, black woman suspended from Twitter for daring to point out the allegedly algorithmic hypocrisy of Twitter by replacing the word “white” with “Jewish” in a series of tweets modeled on those by New York Times editor Sarah Jeong.
  • Assange, Infowars, & The Constitution

    08/07/2018 4:32:55 PM PDT · by vannrox · 7 replies
    The Automatic Earth ^ | 8-8-18 | Raul Ilargi Meijer
    Authored by Raul Ilargi Meijer via The Automatic Earth blog, This morning I woke up, looked around me, and saw a world sinking into a quagmire of voluntary censorship, a world willing to let someone far away choose what it can and cannot see of itself, and about itself. A world that no longer appears to recognize, or care, that this goes directly against its founding principles of liberty, freedom of speech, freedom of the press. I can think of many reasons why someone would want to ban Infowars and Alex Jones, and I don’t even know them other...
  • InfoWars Ban: CNN, Democrats Successfully Lobby Big Tech to Censor Their Critics

    08/06/2018 7:33:04 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 118 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Aug 2018 | Allum Bokhari
    Big tech’s coordinated purge of InfoWars — which was hit by bans from Apple, Facebook, Spotify and YouTube in rapid succession — did not occur in a vacuum. On this issue, Silicon Valley bowed to CNN journalists and Democrat politicians who ceaselessly lobbied for the site to be censored. It’s a sign of how the concentration of power in America has shifted from big government to big tech that politicians are now lobbying tech companies rather than the other way round, but that’s exactly what happened over the course of the past few months, as Democrats applied relentless pressure on...
  • Google Refuses To Assist U.S. Military, Bends Over For China’s Communist Censors

    08/06/2018 1:27:44 PM PDT · by detective · 16 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 6, 2018 | Helen Raleigh
    Besides clearly showing the company is willing to put profit above doing what's right, their decision to censor their search engine in China is likely to threaten their bottom line in the long run. Should Google change its famous motto “Don’t be evil” to something like “Don’t be evil when it’s convenient, but it’s okay to be evil when it means new markets and more profit?” The question is pertinent, because The Intercept has reported that Google plans to launch a censored version of its search engine in China in the next six to eight months, pending the approval of...
  • George Gilder Says Facebook (And Google) Central Control Model Is Doomed

    08/04/2018 7:58:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Vident Financial ^ | 08/04/2018
    The timing could not be better. The same week that Facebook stock prices went into full meltdown (the largest one day loss in market history (though that headline is a little bit of hype - percent decline is the real thing to look at)), was also the same week that George Gilder's new book, Life After Google (henceforth LAG), was published.I had the honor of being able to read the original treatment for the book last year and then the pre-pub galleys last month, so I had already read two versions of the book before it went on sale. It...
  • Google Maps dumps its flat view of the Earth for a fully 3D globe

    08/04/2018 1:02:10 AM PDT · by cba123 · 22 replies ^ | August 3, 2018 | Jacob Siegal
    Google has been on a roll with new features for its Maps service this week, from matching users to restaurants that they might like to adding battery percentage to location sharing. Rather than settle for two though, Google decided to end the week with one last surprise (which might irritate some flat-earthers). As of today, Google Maps will now change its perspective from a flat view of the planet to 3D Globe Mode (as Google calls it), giving you a more accurate view of Earth. On the previous flat map, Greenland looked to be about the same size as Africa,...
  • Inside Google's shadow workforce of contract laborers

    07/29/2018 7:14:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Gazette | July 29, 2018 | Bloomberg News
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  • Smuckerberg Falls (Sounds like a movie)

    07/27/2018 2:27:57 PM PDT · by cvolkay · 9 replies
    7/27/2018 | Chris Volkay
    One brief little aside. Just read that Smuckerberg lost 119 billion dollars. Beautiful. Splendid. Let's keep it going with Jeff Bozos of Amazon (they float you down the river) and Barney Google. Obviously a heavily slanted cadre of leftists crumbs. Let's have a dotcom, meltdown of sorts, not all the way, but enough to take these bastards and retire them to the boneyard. Let's replace and open up gate keepers like Google, Twitter and Facebook, and let's not forget Charles Foster Bozos. He seems ready for an ignoble fall with his that kisser of his smacking into nice big cow...
  • 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...
  • Google Translate is coming out with strange doomsday messages saying Jesus is coming

    07/24/2018 10:43:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | July 24, 2018 | Rob Waugh
    Perhaps Google Translate knows something the rest of us don’t – because it’s been coming out with some alarming translations which sound like doomsday prophecies. The translations come up in response to misspelled, but innocent, translation queries, often in little-known languages such as Yoruba. Google is rapidly adjusting Translate so the weird translations seem to disappear soon after discovery – but fans keep finding alarming stuff....
  • Google continues its dominance in face of EU fine and GDPR

    07/24/2018 2:19:52 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 4 replies
    AdAge ^ | 7/23/2018 | Garett Sloane
    "One of the unintentional consequences of GDPR is the strengthening of the duopoly," said Gil Elbaz, a former Google executive who now runs the marketing firm Factual. "If Google continues to go unchecked, their dominance will be extreme." Google is still raking in marketing dollars from advertisers, propelling the online search giant to another strong quarter in the face of costly regulatory trouble in Europe. Parent company Alphabet reported second-quarter revenue, minus partner payouts, of $26.24 billion during the second quarter. Google's advertising business grew 24 percent. Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat said most of that came from mobile and...
  • Hatch to Google: I'm not dead, here's proof

    07/24/2018 6:55:47 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/24/18 | Judy Kurtz
    Sen. Orrin Hatch wants the world to know he’s very much alive after a Google search results snafu had declared the 84-year-old Utah Republican dearly departed. On Monday night, Hatch’s office pointed out the news of the senator’s “death” via the search engine. Pulling from a faulty Wikipedia entry, Google had declared that Hatch passed away last September. Matt Whitlock, Hatch's spokesman, tells ITK, “When Sen. Hatch first heard of his passing he was quite alarmed. Having advanced four major bills last night he was surprised to hear that he may have been dead the whole time.” Hatch’s office tweeted...
  • Time To Tell Socialist European Union: “Hands Off Private Enterprise!”

    07/22/2018 4:30:01 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/22/18 | Judi McLeod
    From the home country of famed fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen, Vestager is sugar spinning a fairytale out of the brutal, soul-killing Socialism of the European Union Time To Tell Socialist European Union: Hands Off Private Enterprise! If you believe that European Union’s ambitious Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager is hitting Alphabet (Google) with a $5-billion fine to protect European consumers, you’re buying straight into the EU’s political drive that seeks to replace Free Market Capitalism with Socialism and maybe should send for one of her knitted elephants. By hitting Google the biggest fine in its history, the EU has opened...
  • Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Twitter partner for ambitious new data project

    07/21/2018 8:25:06 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    The Verge ^ | Jul 20, 2018, 6:00am EDT | Russell Brandom
    Google described the project as letting users “transfer data directly from one service to another, without needing to download and re-upload it.” ... Much of the codebase consists of “adapters” that can translate proprietary APIs into an interoperable transfer, making Instagram data workable for Flickr and vice versa. Between those adapters, engineers have also built a system to encrypt the data in transit, issuing forward-secret keys for each transaction. Notably, that system is focused on one-time transfers rather than the continuous interoperability enabled by many APIs. ... The bulk of the coding so far has been done by Google and...