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  • Tucker fires warning shot on widespread censorship: Does Trump realize...if it goes unchecked?

    03/21/2019 8:31:37 AM PDT · by CincyRichieRich · 48 replies
    BPR Business and Politics ^ | 3-21-19 | Vivek Saxena
    Fox News host Tucker Carlson warned Wednesday that unless President Donald Trump clamps down on the growing censorship of conservative voices by tech giants such as Google and Twitter, he won’t be reelected in 2020. Why? Because without conservative voices, nobody will know the truth anymore. The “Tucker Carlson Tonight” host posited the ominous prediction while speaking with renowned attorney and RNC committeewoman Harmeet Dhillon about Google’s willingness to silence dissidents both here in the United States and abroad. Listen to the discussion below: VIDEO WAS HERE There’s documented proof that Google has been jumping through hoops to cater to...
  • 'I'll go to jail for my beliefs' says devout Catholic mother set to be questioned by police

    03/20/2019 9:27:06 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 19, 2019 | Joe Middleton, Terri-ann Williams, Steve Doughty
    A devout Catholic and mother is the subject of a five-month police investigation - after she was accused of calling a transgender woman a 'he' on Twitter.  Caroline Farrow, a broadcaster and writer for Roman Catholic newspapers, said she had a phone call from an officer on Monday asking her to attend an interview. Mrs Farrow, 44, said she may have posted the suspect tweet following an appearance on Good Morning Britain last September, during which she took part in a debate on transgender children. She said she was prepared to go to jail, adding: 'I don't know what I...
  • The Final Level of Censorship is Here: The Banning of URLs

    03/20/2019 1:48:35 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 93 replies ^ | March 20, 2019 | Staff
    After Blocking Zero Hedge And Others, NZ Telcos Demand Big-Tech Censorship Surge To “Protect Consumers” ========================================================== In the wake of last week’s terror attacks at two New Zealand mosques which left 50 dead, several websites which either reported on the incident, hosted footage of the attacks, or have simply allowed people to engage in uncensored discussion such as Dissenter or Zero Hedge, have been partially or completely blocked in both New Zealand and Australia for the sake of “protecting consumers,” according to the CEOs of three New Zealand telcos. In the immediate aftermath of the shooting – which was broadcast...
  • Conservatives face a tough fight as Big Tech's censorship expands

    03/18/2019 4:27:46 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 21 replies ^ | 03/17/19 | DONALD TRUMP JR.
    (EXCERPTED) From “shadowbans” on Facebook and Twitter, to demonetization of YouTube videos, to pulled ads for Republican candidates at the critical junctures of election campaigns, the list of violations against the online practices and speech of conservatives is long... ...While nothing about Big Tech's censorship of conservatives truly surprises me anymore, it's still chilling to see the proof for yourself. If it can happen to me, the son of the president, with millions of followers on social media, just think about how bad it must be for conservatives with smaller followings and those who don't have the soapbox or media...
  • ISPs in AU and NZ start censoring the internet without legal precedent

    03/19/2019 9:09:05 AM PDT · by MNDude · 17 replies
    Several websites including Voat, ZeroHedge,, LiveLeak, and others have been blocked in Australia and New Zealand in direct contravention to civil liberties that citizens are supposed to have. The biggest of these internet providers, Telstra, has published a blog post defending their censorship action – even acknowledging that free speech has been sacrificed by company decision:
  • Nunes sues Twitter, some users, seeks over $250M alleging anti-conservative 'shadow bans,' smears

    03/18/2019 3:38:17 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 97 replies
    Fox ^ | March 18, 2019 | Gregg Re
    California GOP Rep. Devin Nunes filed a major lawsuit seeking $250 million in compensatory damages and $350,000 in punitive damages against Twitter and a handful of its users on Monday, accusing the social media site of "shadow-banning conservatives" including himself to influence the 2018 elections, systematically censoring opposing viewpoints and totally "ignoring" lawful complaints of repeated abusive behavior. In a complaint filed in Virginia state court on Monday, obtained by Fox News, Nunes said Twitter was guilty of "knowingly hosting and monetizing content that is clearly abusive, hateful and defamatory – providing both a voice and financial incentive to the...
  • Website Kiwi Farms refuses to surrender data linked to accused Christchurch terrorist

    03/18/2019 8:46:00 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 30 replies ^ | Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | Marnie O'Neill
    The American operator of a controversial website has smacked down a request by New Zealand police to hand over posts and video links that appeared on the site as the Christchurch terrorist attack unfolded. In an obscenity-laden email, Kiwi Farms founder Joshua Moon dismissed the plea by Detective Senior Sergeant John Michael as “a joke”, labelling New Zealand “a small, irrelevant island nation” and “s***hole country”. Moon is a former administrator of 8chan, the online message board where Brenton Tarrant posted details of his sick plan, along with a 73-page manifesto, hours before allegedly carrying out New Zealand’s deadliest terrorist...
  • In Wake of NZ Mosque Attacks Deep State Moves to Wipe Out 8Chan and VOAT

    03/16/2019 9:14:34 AM PDT · by MNDude · 19 replies
    VOAT in New Zealand. New Zealand is a member of the “5 eyes” network. 8chan and VOAT boards are main opposition sites to the Deep State and they know this. Forbes dutifully pushed for the elimination of 8chan after the massacre on Friday. Forbes dutifully pushed for the elimination of 8chan after the massacre on Friday. They use the boycott of the crappy movie Star Wars as a reason to eliminate 8chan. "Long known as a haven for extremist, right-wing thought, and a wilder version of the already unruly 4Chan, the 8chan forum has courted controversy in the past. In...
  • Facebook Loses Top Executives, Including Chris Cox

    03/14/2019 1:52:58 PM PDT · by bitt · 11 replies
    nyt ^ | 3/14/2019 | mike issac
    Facebook’s top executive ranks underwent another change on Thursday, with the loss of the company’s chief product officer and the head of its WhatsApp messaging service. The departures follow two years of scandals for Facebook around data privacy and disinformation. The issues have buffeted the Silicon Valley company, causing internal turmoil and a redirection in strategy. Last week, Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive, announced that Facebook would shift away from public sharing of posts and focus on private conversations across the company’s messaging services — WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger. The decision, which involves knitting together three of the world’s...
  • Facebook’s Data Deals Are Under Criminal Investigation

    03/13/2019 9:52:13 PM PDT · by bitt · 30 replies
    nyt ^ | 3/13/2019 | Michael LaForgia, Matthew Rosenberg
    Federal prosecutors are conducting a criminal investigation into data deals Facebook struck with some of the world’s largest technology companies, intensifying scrutiny of the social media giant’s business practices as it seeks to rebound from a year of scandal and setbacks. A grand jury in New York has subpoenaed records from at least two prominent makers of smartphones and other devices, according to two people who were familiar with the requests and who insisted on anonymity to discuss confidential legal matters. Both companies had entered into partnerships with Facebook, gaining broad access to the personal information of hundreds of millions...
  • Can't update status? Facebook and Instagram are down

    03/13/2019 12:25:09 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 73 replies | March 13, 2019 | Marrian Zhou, Queenie Wong
    If you can't post a new status on Facebook, it's not you. Facebook and Facebook-owned photo app Instagram are down for some users on Wednesday. The social networks have been having issues since around 9 a.m. PT, according to tracking site Down Detecter. Some users have posted on Twitter that they're seeing a message saying Facebook is "down for maintenance." Other users trying to post status updates on Facebook, including CNET staff, got error messages saying "something went wrong." Facebook confirmed the outages. "We're aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps," a Facebook...
  • 30th Anniversary of the World Wide Web

    03/12/2019 3:41:18 PM PDT · by TBP · 25 replies
    CERN ^ | March 12, 2019
    "Suppose all the information stored on computers everywhere were linked. Suppose I could program my computer to create a space in which everything could be linked to everything." – Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web In 1989 the world’s largest physics laboratory, CERN, was a hive of ideas and information stored on multiple incompatible computers. Tim Berners-Lee envisioned a unifying structure for linking information across different computers, and wrote a proposal in March 1989 called “Information Management: A Proposal”. By 1991 this vision of universal connectivity had become the World Wide Web.
  • LOL: 2020 Dem Ran Ads About Breaking Up Facebook's Monopoly....On Facebook

    03/11/2019 6:16:59 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies ^ | March 11, 2019 | Beth Baumann
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has made it her mission to break up tech giants' hold on the Internet. In a rather strange decision, Warren's 2020 president campaign decided to run ads about breaking up Facebook's monopoly on the social media website. Facebook initially responded by pulling the ads down. According to POLITICO, the social media giant decided to restore the ads to encourage a "robust debate." “We removed the ads because they violated our policies against use of our corporate logo," a Facebook spokesperson said. "In the interest of allowing robust debate, we are restoring the ads.” Warren's ads targeted...
  • Internet Collapses in Venezuela with 80% Offline; Twitter, YouTube, SoundCloud Blocked

    03/10/2019 3:16:19 PM PDT · by bitt · 69 replies ^ | 3/20/2019 | Paula Bolyard
    In the midst of a second nationwide power outage in Venezuela, the vast majority of the country is engulfed in a massive internet outage. The first electrical blackout, which swept across the nation on Thursday, left Venezuela with only two percent connectivity amid the ongoing presidential crisis. Most of the country has been offline since Thursday with limited or no connectivity being reported across large swaths of the South American nation. The NetBlocks Group, a private internet watchdog organization based in the UK, reported on Saturday that 96 percent of the country was offline: .. On March 4, NetBlocks reported...
  • Experts finally cracked the laptop of the crypto CEO who died with sole access to $137 million....

    03/06/2019 12:09:47 PM PST · by Red Badger · 54 replies ^ | Mar. 6, 2019, 12:18 PM | Theron Mohamed
    But the money was already gone........ Millions of dollars were missing when the CEO of a crypto exchange died without sharing the passwords to his accounts. Investigators recently cracked his laptop — only to find the money was gone. Gerald Cotten, the founder of QuadrigaCX, was thought to have had sole access to the funds and coins exchanged on it. After his death in December, his colleagues said that about $137 million in cryptocurrency belonging to about 115,000 customers was held offline in "cold storage" and inaccessible. The case has sparked numerous theories, including that Cotten faked his own death...
  • Amputee Woman Fields 12 Marriage Proposals After Listing Herself as 'Arms Dealer' on Tinder

    03/04/2019 3:46:55 PM PST · by robowombat · 20 replies
    WSLS ^ | 5:08 PM, August 16, 2017
    Amputee Woman Fields 12 Marriage Proposals After Listing Herself as 'Arms Dealer' on Tinder Posted: 5:08 PM, August 16, 2017 Updated: 5:08 PM, August 16, 2017 A San Diego woman's humor about her missing arm on her dating profile has led her to become a Tinder sensation. Lauren, 21, lost her left arm in a moped accident a year ago, but that hasn't stopped her from creating a profile that puts her amputation on full display, along with this cheeky bio. On her Tinder profile, she jokingly wrote she's “hands down the best catch on Tinder.” She also stated that...
  • Favorite VPN Recommended by Freepers

    03/04/2019 6:12:25 PM PST · by gaijin · 64 replies
    MyBrain ^ | March 4th, 2019 | me
    What VPN do lots of freepers recommend? I want to use it at places like Starbucks. Will use of a VPN slow me down..? I don't simply want to get the one Rush advertizes, though I love Rush.
  • Beaker: the Decentralized Read-Write Browser

    03/04/2019 7:19:35 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 23 replies
    Linux Journal ^ | 26 February 2019 | Michael McCallister
    The best future of the internet may be peer-to-peer. The Beaker Browser offers a glimpse. When Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web, he envisioned a single software package that allowed everyone to create and read pages across the internet. Much has happened in the intervening years, but this idea is starting to come back. Many of the web's founders now realize that they didn't sign up for a web dominated by a few giant corporations relying on collecting massive amounts of data on its users to sell to advertisers. The Beaker Browser project is creating a decentralized peer-to-peer web...
  • New browser attack lets hackers run bad code even after users leave a web page

    02/25/2019 1:35:50 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 87 replies
    ZDNet ^ | February 25, 2019 | By Catalin Campanu
    Academics from Greece have devised a new browser-based attack that can allow hackers to run malicious code inside users' browsers even after users have closed or navigated away from the web page on which they got infected This new attack, called MarioNet, opens the door for assembling giant botnets from users' browsers. These botnets can be used for in-browser crypto-mining (cryptojacking), DDoS attacks, malicious files hosting/sharing, distributed password cracking, creating proxy networks, advertising click-fraud, and traffic stats boosting, researchers said. . .
  • No, you can’t Google that, local Senate candidate learns

    02/26/2019 3:51:13 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 25 February, 2019 | Pat Lakey
    A Placerville man running for California state Senate to fill the seat formerly held by Ted Gaines was disappointed — but not surprised, really — when Google refused to run his advertising that featured him proudly showing a wild turkey he shot on his property in Lotus, along with the gun that bagged the bird. “That turkey was our Easter dinner last year,” said Theodore Dziuba, whose political career thus far is as a member of the Placerville Planning Commission. “It was taken with a clean shot, from about 10 yards away, during the spring turkey hunting season.” Dziuba, a...