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  • 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.  https://vimeo.com/284537061
  • Tim Cook & President Trump met for dinner yesterday, tariffs a likely topic of conversation

    08/11/2018 4:44:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    9 to 5 Mac ^ | August 11, 2018 | Chance Miller
    Apple CEO Tim Cook and President Donald Trump met for dinner last night, according to a tweet from the president. While details of the meeting are unclear at this point, it’s likely that tariffs were a central point of conversation… In a tweet ahead of the dinner last night, Trump explained that he was “looking forward” to the meeting, touting that Apple is investing “big dollars” into the United States. Reuters reports: “Looking forward to dinner tonight with Tim Cook of Apple. He is investing big dollars in U.S.A.,” said Trump, who is on vacation at his golf club in...
  • If We Silence Hate Speech, Will We Silence Resistance?

    08/09/2018 8:33:12 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 45 replies
    The Failing New York Times ^ | 8/9/2018 | Erik Nielson
    “Hate” is a dangerously elastic label. And it has long been used to demonize unpopular expression, particularly among people of color. Apple, Facebook, YouTube, Spotify and most other major internet distributors took a bold step this week when they all but banned content from Infowars, a website run by the right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. The tech companies cited their policies against hate speech for their decision, rather than the trafficking in fake news by Infowars. It’s tempting to applaud this move, but we should be wary. While Mr. Jones’s rhetoric is certainly repugnant, mounting pressure from the political left...
  • ALEX JONES’ WRITTEN STATEMENT ON INTERNET CENSORSHIP

    08/09/2018 10:14:52 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 189 replies
    infowars.com ^ | August 8, 2018 | Alex Jones
    This is a dangerous precedent that can be used against any ideology, left or right Across the board in what appears to be a highly-coordinated effort to silence the message behind Infowars and Alex Jones, most major social media, backbone utilities associated with our web site and video platforms have launched unprecedented account bans and suspensions on virtually all of our channels. Regardless of what you think of me, and what you have heard indirectly through third-party sources, you are clearly witnessing a 21st century purge of an ideology. And even if you don’t agree with our message that everyone...
  • InfoWars rockets up the charts in Apple's App Store, days after Apple and others banned podcasts

    08/07/2018 4:53:15 PM PDT · by cba123 · 47 replies
    Yahoo / CNBC ^ | 8 hours ago
    Apple did not respond to inquiries about why the InfoWars app was featured in the news section of the App Store. It declined to comment Monday when BuzzFeed News asked the company why the InfoWars app was still allowed in the App Store after the podcast was banned. The InfoWars app was also available in Google's Play store for Android apps on Tuesday. (please see full article at link)
  • Apple could be used as a 'bargaining chip' in the trade war, Chinese state media warns

    08/07/2018 10:40:29 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 57 replies
    CNBC ^ | December 7, 2018 | By Arjun Kharpal
    Apple could be used as a 'bargaining chip' in the trade war, Chinese state media warns Apple has benefited from cheap labor and strong supply chain in China which has helped it boost profit and get to a $1 trillion valuation, the state-backed People's Daily said. The U.S. firm should share that money with Chinese citizens, the article urged. Apple could be the target of "anger and nationalist sentiment" amid the ongoing trade war. Apple has benefited from cheap labor and a strong supply chain in China and needs to share more of its profit with the Chinese people...
  • 6 Terrific Smartphone Operating Systems that are Not Android [or iOS ]

    08/07/2018 11:08:21 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    en.softonic.com ^ | Apr 20, 2017 | By Patrick Devaney
    Without any shadow of doubt, Android and IOS have dominated the operating systems market for the past few years. This is because they offer a high level of compatibility and flawless support for mobile application. Compatibility and support are what individuals are looking for above all else. However, did you know that there are operating systems other than Android and IOS that offer the same or even better functionalities? Here is a comprehensive list to check out: Ubuntu Touch On the outlook, Ubuntu Touch mimics any other operating system. While Ubuntu Touch trails Android in certain aspects, the latest crop...
  • Apple could be used as a 'bargaining chip' in the trade war, Chinese state media warns

    08/07/2018 10:11:57 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 66 replies
    CNBC ^ | Arjun Kharpal
    Apple has benefited from cheap labor and strong supply chain in China which has helped it boost profit and get to a $1 trillion valuation, the state-backed People's Daily said. The U.S. firm should share that money with Chinese citizens, the article urged. Apple could be the target of "anger and nationalist sentiment" amid the ongoing trade war. ______________________________________________________________ Apple has benefited from cheap labor and a strong supply chain in China and needs to share more of its profit with the Chinese people or face "anger and nationalist sentiment" amid the ongoing trade war, an article in the state-backed...
  • Youtube follows Apple's lead and removes the Alex Jones and Infowars channels from its platform

    08/06/2018 10:22:12 PM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 46 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/06/18 | Greg Sandoval
    On Monday, YouTube became the latest platform to boot content of the conspiracy theorist Alex Jones from its site, hours after Apple first took steps to remove most of Jones' podcasts from its services, citing the company's hate-speech guidelines. Now, those who try to visit The Alex Jones Channel on YouTube will be greeted by a note saying the account "has been terminated for violating YouTube's Community Guidelines." https://www.businessinsider.com/youtube-removes-alex-jones-infowars-channels-from-platform-2018-8
  • 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...
  • Facebook And Apple Remove Pages And Podcasts From Alex Jones For Hate Speech Violations

    08/06/2018 8:47:29 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 111 replies
    CNBC ^ | 08/06/18 | Ryan Browne
    Apple confirmed on Monday that it had removed five out of six podcasts, which includes Jones' infamous The Alex Jones Show. Facebook has also removed four pages that belong to Jones. Both companies said Jones violated hate speech policies on their respective platforms. Apple and Facebook clamped down on content by Alex Jones Monday, with the former pulling five of his podcasts and the latter removing four pages controlled by him. Apple confirmed on Monday that it had removed five out of six podcasts, which includes Jones' infamous "The Alex Jones Show" as well as a number of other InfoWars...
  • Was Pastor James MacDonald's Podcast Shadow Banned by iTunes Over Prayer Request for Trump?

    08/03/2018 8:49:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/03/2018 | Michael Gryboski
    Apple iTunes is being accused by some of having "shadow banned" the podcast of Illinois Pastor James MacDonald after he called on listeners to pray for President Donald Trump. A "shadow ban" involves blocking a website account in a way where the account's content is not readily available to others on a website. The user is unaware that their content is blocked. CBN reported that although MacDonald's popular "Walk in the Word" podcast remains available for listening on iTunes, his podcast inexplicably plummeted down the podcast charts after the pastor posted a message last month calling on listeners to pray...
  • Apple just hit a $1 trillion market cap

    08/02/2018 9:35:29 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 52 replies
    CNBC ^ | August 2, 2018: 9:25AM | Sara Salinas
    The stock rose nearly 3 percent, briefly hitting a session high of $207.05 in midday trading before falling back below $207. Amazon had also been fast approaching the threshold. | @saracsalinas Apple hit a $1 trillion market cap on Thursday, making the iPhone maker the first publicly traded U.S. company to reach the record valuation. The stock rose nearly 3 percent following a strong third-quarter earnings report earlier this week, briefly hitting a session high of $207.05 in midday trading before falling back below $207. Based on a recently adjusted outstanding share count of 4,829,926,000 shares, a stock price...
  • Christian Podcast Plummets on iTunes After Posting Prayer for Trump

    08/01/2018 11:12:52 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | July 31, 2018 | Corinne Weaver
    Twitter and Facebook aren’t the only tech companies accused of downplaying or demoting conservative media. Pastor James MacDonald posted a prayer on Facebook for President Donald Trump just before the new SCOTUS nominee was announced. His podcast, Walk in the Word, vanished from the Top 25 chart completely in a matter of 24 hours. According to CBN News, “In the past the podcast had never dipped below the Top 40, within 24 hours it wasn’t even making the Top 200.” Both CBN News and MacDonald wondered if Apple was“shadowbanning” the podcast. MacDonald told CBN News that he wasn’t “Donald Trump’s...
  • Apple Jumps After Strong Third-Quarter Report

    07/31/2018 1:50:44 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 5 replies
    CNBC ^ | 07/31/18 | Sara Salinas
    EPS grew by 40 percent year-over-year, and revenue grew by 17 percent year-over-year. The 41.3 million iPhones shipped during the third quarter is basically flat from the year-ago period, but the ASP of $724 is a notable jump. The quarterly report comes after a market rout for major tech stocks. Apple reported strong third-quarter results Tuesday, posting big beats on earnings per share and average iPhone selling price. Here's how the company did compared with Wall Street projections: EPS: $2.34 vs. $2.18, according to Thomson Reuters consensus estimates Revenue: $53.3 billion vs. $52.34 billion, according to Thomson Reuters consensus estimates...
  • New iPhone X Plus Leak Highlights Apple's Cancelled Feature

    07/31/2018 11:10:32 AM PDT · by fireman15 · 22 replies
    Forbes ^ | 07/30/2018 | Ewan Spence
    By surrendering to the triple-lens competition, Apple has once more given away the high-ground to manufacturers such as Samsung and Nokia who are expected to have triple-lensed cameras on handsets before the end of the year. Once more the iPhone will be playing catch-up, hoping its fan base will be happy to wait for ‘new’ technology already available in the mainstream.
  • Apple iPhone X parts factory in Sherman starts production with 200 new employees (Texas)

    07/30/2018 6:53:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | July 16, 2018 | Melissa Repko
    A new facility in North Texas is starting up its production line for some of the technology that powers the Apple iPhone X's latest features. Silicon Valley-based Finisar has hired 200 people and begun operations at a new plant in Sherman, a city about 65 miles north of Dallas. The facility produces vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers, or VCSELs, that are used in smartphones. The lasers enable some of the iPhone X's features, such as facial recognition that unlocks the phone, a portrait mode that takes professional-looking photos and a tool that creates animated emojis based on the user's facial expressions. Jeff...
  • Samsung says it made a bendable and unbreakable screen for phones and other gadgets

    07/26/2018 7:43:39 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    CNBC ^ | Todd Haselton | @robotodd
    Samsung announced an "unbreakable" smartphone display on Thursday. It uses plastic instead of glass and is flexible. It's for smartphones and other gadgets, and may be used in Samsung's first foldable phone. Samsung Samsung's unbreakable display __________________________________________________________________________ Samsung said on Thursday that it has developed an "unbreakable" and flexible display that may soon be used in smartphones and other gadgets. Unlike traditional smartphone displays, which are typically covered in glass that can be prone to cracking or shattering, Samsung coats its new panels with a "fortified plastic window." The solution didn't break in drop tests from 4-6 feet, Samsung said,...
  • Apple Store Robbed In Costa Mesa [IDIOTS AGAIN!]

    07/25/2018 10:47:17 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 52 replies
    losangeles.cbslocal.com ^ | July 24, 2018 at 10:42 pm | Staff
    COSTA MESA (CBSLA) — Thieves hit an Apple Store in Costa Mesa on Monday night, making off with expensive electronics. Security video shows a group of men running into the Apple Store. Seconds later they begin ripping iPads and iPhones off the tables and running without any weapons. “I don’t understand how you could just swipe $30,000 worth of iPhones. There are so many people in the store,” said shopper Brandon Garcia. But stunned shoppers barely had time to react. “It’s surprising they were able to pull something like that off,” said shopper Chris Neal. The group of men, believed...
  • Apple iCloud Data In China Now Stored By State-Owned Company

    07/18/2018 8:21:12 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 8 replies
    Mashable ^ | 07/18/18 | Matt Binder
    A state-owned telecommunications company in China now stores the iCloud data for Apple’s China-based users. This is really bad news for dissidents and critics of the government. Fast forward to today: China Telecom, a government owned telco, is taking over the iCloud data from Guizhou-Cloud Big Data. This essentially means that a state-owned firm now has access to all the iCloud data China-based users store, such as photos, notes, emails, and text messages. Chinese state-run media is heralding the move as a win for consumers, but Chinese citizens have been extremely condemnatory of the decision. On Weibo, China’s Twitter clone,...