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  • Alternative Search Engines instead of Google

    12/14/2018 5:20:38 AM PST · by vannrox · 49 replies
    Metallicman ^ | 14DEC18 | Editorial staff
    Back in the day, I was one of the first people to start using Google as a search engine. I liked it’s clean interface, and simplicity. Of course, over the years, other people also found this to be the preferential search engine. Unfortunately, Google became big, powerful and yes, evil. They siphon up your personal information with zero regard to fourth amendment protections. They sell the information to the highest bidder, and give it away for free if the person is part of a government agency. Unfortunately, people like myself VALUE privacy. And that means that I no longer can...
  • Wave of bomb threats causes evacuations, anxiety nationwide

    12/13/2018 2:22:01 PM PST · by tuffydoodle · 44 replies
    NiBC News ^ | 12/13/2018 | Daniella Silva
    A wave of bomb threats were reported Thursday against businesses, schools, hospitals and other places across the country — causing panic and evacuations, although all appeared to be hoaxes. Police in cities nationwide reported threats, some emailed, some phoned in. The FBI in a statement said they were "aware of the recent bomb threats made in cities around the country, and we remain in touch with our law enforcement partners to provide assistance. As always, we encourage the public to remain vigilant and to promptly report suspicious activities which could represent a threat to public safety." Authorities in New York...
  • Starbucks and Tumblr’s New Porn Bans Empower Women

    12/11/2018 12:17:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2018 | Katie Yoder
    Media figures are treating two new porn bans as complete opposites. But they should be celebrating both – for the same reason.On Dec. 3, Tumblr declared that it would ban porn and other adult content beginning Dec. 17. The decision closely followed headlines announcing Starbucks will block pornography and illegal content from its Wi-Fi starting in 2019. But while media commentators applauded the coffee chain, many of them condemned the blogging platform. They’re wrong.To begin with, Tumblr and Starbucks came to their conclusions under different circumstances. Tumblr had faced consequences for child pornography leaking onto its site, reported CBS News,...
  • Three Reasons Why the "Nothing to Hide" Argument is Flawed

    12/07/2018 10:51:50 PM PST · by vannrox · 8 replies
    Spread Privacy ^ | june2018 | editorial staff
    Over the years, we at DuckDuckGo have often heard a flawed counter-argument to online privacy: “Why should I care? I have nothing to hide.”As Internet privacy has become more mainstream, this argument is rightfully fading away. However, it’s still floating around and so we wanted to take a moment to explain three key reasons why it's flawed.1) Privacy isn’t about hiding information; privacy is about protecting information, and surely you have information that you’d like to protect.Do you close the door when you go to the bathroom? Would you give your bank account information to anyone? Do you want all...
  • democrat researcher proves google's anti-trump bias

    12/03/2018 4:25:46 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 02 DEC 2018 | Art Moore
    To anyone who insists that the left-leaning, anti-Trump bias reflected in the latest leak of internal Google communications has no bearing on the way the tech giant builds or operates its products, there is hard evidence that proves otherwise, contends a Harvard-trained researcher who voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016. Robert Epstein – who was famed behavioral psychologist B.F. Skinner’s last Ph.D. student at Harvard – told WND in an interview that the revelation Friday of a Google engineer’s vow in an email to “reverse things” politically “in four years” confirms his extensive, peer-reviewed research over the past half decade....
  • EXCLUSIVE: GOOGLE EMPLOYEES DEBATED BURYING CONSERVATIVE MEDIA IN SEARCH

    11/30/2018 8:13:45 AM PST · by bitt · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/29/2018 | peter hasson
    Google employees debated whether to bury The Daily Caller and other conservative media outlets in the company’s search function as a response to President Donald Trump’s election “Let’s make sure that we reverse things in four years,” one engineer wrote in a thread that included a Google vice president Google employees similarly sought to manipulate search results to combat Trump’s travel ban Google employees debated whether to bury conservative media outlets in the company’s search function as a response to President Donald Trump’s election in 2016, internal Google communications obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation reveal. The Daily Caller...
  • DOJ unseals charges in alleged online massive ad fraud

    11/28/2018 12:01:01 AM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/27/18 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Tuesday unsealed charges against eight individuals in an alleged widespread digital advertising fraud that reportedly used botnets to give the appearance of billions of humans looking at online ads. https://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/418575-doj-unseals-charges-in-alleged-massive-online-ad-fraud
  • N.Y. bill would require social media, search history review for gun license

    11/26/2018 11:17:17 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 41 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Sunday, November 25, 2018 | Washington Times, from AP
    NEW YORK — A state lawmaker is proposing a change to New York’s gun laws to allow authorities to search social media for potential red flags before approving a handgun license. State Senator Kevin Parker’s bill would mandate that applicants provide investigators with their Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram passwords and access to their Google, Yahoo and Bing searches. The Brooklyn Democrat wants investigators to look at the last three years of an applicant’s social media postings and a year of their search histories for “any good cause for the denial of a license,” such as racial slurs, threats of...
  • China, the NSA, Google, and the War on Freedom

    11/25/2018 7:24:37 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 11 replies
    PJMedia ^ | 24 Nov, 2018 | Roger L Simon
    The Chinese are making doubly sure public displays of displeasure with their totalitarian regime such as occurred in Tiananmen Square in 1989 will never be repeated. They are instituting a technological surveillance program so pervasive that when completed -- quite soon, it seems -- it will enforce conformity throughout their giant country on a scale that would stupefy Orwell and Huxley. China’s plan to judge each of its 1.3 billion people based on their social behavior is moving a step closer to reality, with Beijing set to adopt a lifelong points program by 2021 that assigns personalized ratings for each...
  • IS SOROS PROFITING FROM HIS WAR ON FACEBOOK?

    11/22/2018 1:20:16 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | November 22, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    lleged Nazi collaborator George Soros is best understood by playing him backward. His organizations mean the exact opposite of their names. The Democracy Alliance is a plot to undermine democracy by a handful of wealthy oligarchs and special interests. His Open Society's goal is a closed society. Social media makes it too easy to have an open society. As opposed to a consolidated corporate media. So George Soros allegedly plotted to regulate Facebook until it was as controlled as the media. His war on Facebook, run by astroturfed activists is bearing fruit, with the backing of the media. But Soros...
  • Schumer got $50K in donations from Facebook — and his daughter got a job

    11/19/2018 8:26:46 AM PST · by ColdOne · 21 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 11/17/18 | Mary Kay Linge and Sara Dorn
    What does it take to friend a U.S. senator? If you’re Facebook, all you need is about $50,000 in donations – and a cushy job for the politician’s daughter. Facebook employees, including some at the top of its corporate pyramid, have helped fill Schumer’s campaign coffers – and he’s returned the favor by carrying water for the social media giant in Congress, according to a recent report. And Alison Schumer, the senator’s youngest of two daughters, works as a Facebook product marketing manager – which pays an average of $160,000, according to Glassdoor.com. “It sure looks hinky,” political strategist Susan...
  • How to go “Dark” on the Internet

    11/19/2018 2:49:33 AM PST · by vannrox · 86 replies
    darkgovernment ^ | 19NOV18 | Editorial staff
    How to go “Dark” on the Internet How to Commit Internet Suicide and Disappear from the Web Forever Sick of horribly embarrassing things showing up when potential employers Google your name? Tired of everyone knowing you live in a garden level dungeon apartment? Perhaps you just don’t like the fact the internet makes you easy to find. Thankfully, it’s not that hard to delete yourself entirely. Here’s how to do it.For mildly famous (or infamous) individuals, disappearing is essentially impossible, but for the average person it’s surprisingly easy. It just depends on much info is already out there.Step 1: Delete Your...
  • Facebook investors call on Mark Zuckerberg to resign as chairman following damaging report

    11/17/2018 6:31:09 PM PST · by bitt · 60 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 11/16/2018 | James Cook
    Facebook investors have called on the company’s chief executive Mark Zuckerberg to step down as chairman, following reports that the company hired a public relations firm to smear its critics by drawing links to George Soros. The attack on Mr Zuckerberg is set to complicate the daunting challenge facing Sir Nick Clegg, Facebook's new global head of policy and communications, who joined last month and has been asked to conduct a review of Facebook's use of lobbying firms. Jonas Kron, a senior vice president at Trillium Asset Management, a US investor which owns an £8.5m stake in Facebook, last night...
  • Dem rep slams Facebook: It 'cannot be trusted to regulate itself'

    11/14/2018 8:07:19 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/14/18 | John Bowden
    Rhode Island Rep. David Cicilline (D) sharply criticized tech giant Facebook on Twitter on Wednesday evening, arguing that the social media company can't be trusted any longer to regulate itself. In a series of tweets, the lawmaker ripped into Facebook executives over a New York Times report detailing how the company used a Republican opposition research firm to link public detractors of the company to billionaire Democratic donor George Soros amid criticism of Facebook for its use by Russian operatives to influence Americans during the 2016 election. The report was based mainly on anonymous, insider accounts. "We’ve known for some...
  • OK Google, why was your web traffic hijacked and routed through China, Russia today?

    11/13/2018 2:48:03 PM PST · by Salman · 15 replies
    The Register ^ | 13 Nov 2018 | Shaun Nichols in San Francisco
    People's connections in the US to Google – including its cloud, YouTube, and other websites – were suddenly rerouted through Russia and into China in a textbook Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) hijacking attack. That means folks in Texas, California, Ohio, and so on, firing up their browsers and software and connecting to Google and its services were instead meandering through systems in Russia and China, and not reaching servers belonging to the Silicon Valley giant. Netizens outside of America may also have been affected. The Chocolate Factory confirmed that for a period on Monday afternoon, from 1312 to 1435 Pacific...
  • Men burnt alive by mob after false WhatsApp messages accuse them of child kidnap [Mexico]

    11/12/2018 2:49:07 PM PST · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    www.mirror.co.uk ^ | 11/12/2018 | ByChris kitching
    WARNING - DISTRESSING CONTENT: The men were dragged out of a jail cell and killed as hundreds cheered Two innocent men were dragged out of a jail cell and burned alive by a cheering mob as rumours of child abductors spread rapidly on WhatsApp. The message talked of a "plague of child kidnappers" and three children, aged four, eight and 14, had been found murdered. It claimed the criminals were involved in organ trafficking, as the children were found with their abdomens sliced open and their organs removed. But the two men - an uncle and his nephew - who...
  • Facebook is DOWN: Site unavailable for users around the globe

    11/12/2018 10:16:18 AM PST · by Revel · 71 replies
    Dailymail ^ | 11/12/18 | Cheyenne Macdonald
    Facebook's website has crashed for users around the globe. Users trying to access the site are being shown a message saying 'Sorry, something went wrong. 'We're working on it and we'll get it fixed as soon as we can.'
  • Amazon is launching a new delivery program and hiring thousands of drivers, with a warning...

    11/12/2018 2:13:20 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 5, 2018 | Hayley Peterson
    Amazon is hiring its own fleet of full-time drivers to deliver packages to Prime customers. Amazon will manage these drivers directly, meaning the company will set their wages, provide them delivery vehicles, and schedule their routes. Amazon has previously relied on delivery services provided by UPS, FedEx, and the US Postal Service, as well as contractors employed through its Flex delivery program and third-party courier companies it calls delivery service partners. At a recent Amazon training for the new program, drivers were told the company "didn't want people peeing in bottles," a source told Business Insider. Amazon is launching a...
  • The Comprehensive Guide to Quitting Google

    11/08/2018 11:37:03 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 10 replies
    Lifehacker ^ | Thursday, November 8, 2018 | Brendan Hesse
    Despite all the convenience and quality of Google's sprawling ecosystem, some users are fed up with the fishy privacy policies the company has recently Since Google owns some of the best and most-used apps, websites, and internet services, making a clean break is difficult -- but not impossible. We're going to take a look at how to leave the most popular Google services behind, and how to keep Google from tracking your data. We've also spent serious time researching and testing great alternatives to Google's offerings, so you can leave the Big G without having to buy new devices or...
  • Zuckerberg Declines Request From UK Canadian Officials to Answer Questions re Fake News on Facebook

    11/07/2018 4:31:42 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 10 replies
    msn.com ^ | 11-7-18 | Chris Morris
    Parliamentary bodies from five countries are now calling on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify about the problem of fake news on Facebook. And Zuckerberg is saying no to all of them. The concept of an international grand committee is unprecedented, but it underscores the concern over the effect of disinformation on free elections. Given Facebook’s role in the spread of fake news during the 2016 U.S. elections, many nations have pressured the company to discuss the steps it is taking to prevent future spreads.