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  • Apple to transfer Chinese iCloud operations to state-run company...

    01/16/2018 4:17:24 AM PST · by caww · 23 replies
    Techspot ^ | Jan. 10, 2018 | David Matthews
    This move also relocates Chinese customers' iCloud data from the US to China.... Per a clause in the terms and conditions,.... Apple and GCBD "will have access to all data that you store on this service, including the right to share, exchange and disclose all user data, including content, to and between each other under applicable law." China passed a controversial cybersecurity law last July that required companies that operated data centers in China to store all data in the country.
  • Coca-Cola will sell smaller bottles at higher prices rather than alter (tr)

    01/06/2018 2:20:56 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Jan 06, 2018 | Isabella Fish
    Coca-Cola will sell smaller bottles at higher prices in response to the sugar tax. The soft drinks manufacturer has refused to alter its famous sugar-laden recipe. But from March the cost of some bottles of the fizzy drink will rise by more than 10 per cent – before the new tax takes effect the following month. The plans mean that a 1.75 litre bottle of Coke will shrink to 1.5 litres, while increasing in price by 20p to £1.99. The cost of a 500ml bottle will also rise from £1.09 to £1.25 – increasing by 25 per cent from just...
  • To the Chicago Police, Any Black Kid Is in a Gang

    12/29/2017 11:06:21 AM PST · by re_tail20 · 41 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 25, 2017 | Tamar Manasseh
    On his first day of kindergarten, my son came home and told me that his classmates should be punished because all they did was run around and play instead of listen to the teacher. As he grew up, he played basketball at the Jewish Community Center, was a farmer in the musical “Oklahoma!” and celebrated his Bar Mitzvah at age 13. In the summer, he can be found at a grill, making hot dogs and hamburgers for kids in the neighborhood. But my son is a teenager and he is black. So he must be in a gang. At least...
  • Re-Assigned FBI Lawyer James Baker Has Hard Drives Showing Trump Was Spied On

    12/24/2017 7:08:28 AM PST · by Golden Eagle · 174 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | December 23, 2017 | Patrick Howley
    Baker possesses 47 hard disks containing data on a massive surveillance operation overseen by John Brennan and James Clapper which allegedly spied on Trump Tower and now-President Donald Trump, according to a whistleblower. “I provided to the FBI seventeen businesses of Donald Trump, including the Trump Tower, the Trump leasing programs, all of these different programs, and including Trump himself and the various family members that had been wiretapped under these programs,” (Dennis) Montgomery said in the interview. “There has been a wiretap on Trump for years.” Montgomery provided the proof of the surveillance program to Judge Royce Lamberth in...
  • Twitter to neo-Nazis: you have until December 18 (Big Brother Will Decide)

    11/28/2017 12:10:18 AM PST · by ransomnote · 41 replies
    mashable.com ^ | November 17, 2017 | KERRY FLYNN
    Twitter is cracking down on hate speech and not just by looking at its own site. In what amounts to a major shift in Twitter policy, the company announced on Friday that it will be monitoring user's behavior "on and off the platform" and will suspend a user's account if they affiliate with violent organizations, according to an update to Twitter's Help Center on Friday. "You also may not affiliate with organizations that — whether by their own statements or activity both on and off the platform — use or promote violence against civilians to further their causes," the update...
  • The making of Adam Schiff: Why is this man taking on the president?

    11/16/2017 8:00:47 PM PST · by Steven W. · 22 replies
    Jewish Journal ^ | Apr 12, 2017 | Ryan Torok
    For all of his success as a prosecutor, state legislator and congressman, it might have been his experience with a Black kid from Inglewood that has shaped Schiff most. In his mid-20s, fresh out of law school, he volunteered to become a “big brother” through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles. He was paired with David McMillan, a child of a single mother who needed a male role model for her son. The two hit it off immediately, bonding over “The Big Lebowski,” Billy Joel and the beach. Three decades later, they are still part of each other’s...
  • Twitter vows new crackdown on hateful, abusive tweets

    10/18/2017 8:33:22 AM PDT · by bgill · 8 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Oct. 18, 2017 | ap
    Twitter vowed to crack down further on hate speech and sexual harassment, days after CEO Jack Dorsey said in a tweet-storm that the company was "still" not doing enough to protect its users. The policy changes were specifically aimed at protecting women who unknowingly or unwillingly had nude pictures of themselves distributed online or were subject to unwanted sexual advances. They would also aim to shield groups subject to hateful imagery, symbols and threats of violence.
  • Will Questioning Climate Change Become Illegal in Canada?

    10/15/2017 7:10:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 15, 2017 | Tom Harris
    "BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU." This slogan appeared on posters of the Party leader in the dystopian society of George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. It was a constant reminder of omnipresent government surveillance for “thoughtcrime” – independent thinking. In Orwell’s book, Ministry of Truth ‘history re-writer’ Winston Smith quietly rebelled against this oppression, starting a diary expressing forbidden thoughts. But government telescreens were everywhere. Watched constantly, Smith’s every move was monitored. In Nineteen Eighty-Four, the consequences of being caught were dire; the stress on individuals enormous. As head of the International Climate Science Coalition (ICSC), I have been feeling a...
  • Body cameras for police starting to roll out throughout Austin (TX)

    10/14/2017 5:38:39 AM PDT · by bgill · 7 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Oct. 13, 2017 | Adam Hammons|
    These cameras do automatically start recording when an officer opens the door of their patrol vehicle. A blue tooth signal burst gets sent out and makes the camera start recording. The burst can also affect any phones within a 10 to 15 foot area.
  • Revisiting Orwell to Understand our Times

    09/20/2017 4:45:23 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/20/17 | Scott Powell
    "if liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear." Just two or three generations ago, most Americans understood that George Orwell’s classics Animal Farm and 1984 were written to explain how freedom is lost to totalitarianism and the intolerance that accompanies it. Big Brother, a term that many people still casually use to describe an all-knowing governing authority, comes right out of 1984. In the society that Orwell describes, all citizens are continually reminded that “Big Brother is watching you,” by way of a constant surveillance through the pervasive...
  • Dozens of NJ High School Students Ordered to Get Blood, Urine

    09/07/2017 5:52:21 AM PDT · by Puppage · 58 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 09/07/2017 | Pat Battle
    Parents of students at a New Jersey high school were ordered to get their children’s blood and urine tested after a can of beer was discovered at a football game. The can of beer reportedly landed on the ground and was spotted by a school official during a game at Randolph High School on Friday night.
  • Wait, what the heck did USA Today do to members of Trump’s golf courses? Really?!

    09/06/2017 9:26:27 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 34 replies
    USA Today is touting a report out this morning that “ID’ed 4500 Trump golf-club members through” their social media accounts as well as an online service that lets golfers track their handicaps: Do they not see how awful this looks?
  • KFC China Customers Can Pay with Their Faces

    09/04/2017 9:23:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Food & Wine ^ | Elisabeth Sherman September 01, 2017 | Elisabeth Sherman September 01, 2017
    Back in January, Food and Wine reported that KFC China would be introducing a facial recognition system that would predict your order (it’s not as creepy as it sounds). Now it looks like the brand is enhancing that technology with additional features. According to Reuters, the system lets customers pay by face, just by approaching one of the store's newly unveiled monitors. The new device is located at a KFC outpost in the city of Hangzhou. The facial recognition system is called Smile to Pay, and it’s being featured at a Yum Brands (the company behind KFC) so-called concept store...
  • The FBI Blows Off the Public Regarding Clinton’s Email Files

    08/31/2017 5:15:45 AM PDT · by davikkm · 37 replies
    IWB ^ | LV
    Just in case your sensibilities haven’t been offended enough, the FBI wants you to know that your interest in Hillary Clinton’s emails is less important than protecting her privacy. Therefore, the FBI says it will not be releasing any more information on the subject. In effect, the FBI is telling you to go to hell and there isn’t a damn thing you can do about it. In March 2016, Ty Clevenger, a New York City lawyer sought government correspondence on the subject of Clinton’s emails under the Freedom of Information Act. Earlier this month, the head of the FBI’s Records...
  • How Google's Jigsaw is fighting the darkest parts of the internet

    08/10/2017 11:11:02 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    Mashable ^ | JUL 20, 2017 | KERRY FLYNN
    How Google's Jigsaw is fighting the darkest parts of the internet BY KERRY FLYNN JUL 20, 2017 Fake news, terrorist propaganda, hateful comments — the internet is not the nicest place in the world. Jigsaw is trying to change that. Formerly under Google, Jigsaw now is a subsidiary within Alphabet. The company, under the direction of Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt and Google Ideas founder Jared Cohen who serves as founder and CEO of Jigsaw, focuses on researching some of the darkest corners of the internet and implementing ways to address them. Yasmin Green, director of research and development at Jigsaw,...
  • Your 'Anonymous' Browsing Data Isn't Actually Anonymous

    08/03/2017 12:10:34 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 7 replies
    Motherboard ^ | 3 Aug 2017 | DANIEL OBERHAUS
    Researchers said it was "trivial" to identify users and view their browsing habits in purchased 'anonymous' browsing data... After receiving her free trial data, Eckert partnered with Andreas Dewes, a data scientist who runs the company 7 Scientists, to see if they could identify individual users within the massive dataset. At first glance, the browsing data doesn't look like much, just a bunch of URLs with timestamps... During their investigation, Eckert and Dewes managed to find a handful of politicians in the dataset. The web browsing habits of these public servants, such as the apparent kinky porn browsing habits of...
  • Big brother in Berlin: Face recognition technology gets tested

    08/01/2017 9:14:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 07.31.2017 | Maximiliane Koschyk
    From August, a train station in Berlin will be the testing ground for surveillance cameras with biometric face recognition capability. Here is an overview of the most important information and a look at the controversy. The test phase will take place at Berlin’s Südkreuz train station. It will include only selected participants and be conducted by the German federal police, Federal Criminal Police Office and the Interior Ministry in conjunction with Deutsche Bahn, the station operator. […] For the test phase, three specialized cameras have been installed that will film a particular entrance and an escalator leading to the station...
  • Can You Believe There Are People Who WANT To Be Micro Chipped?

    07/31/2017 5:02:08 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 40 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | July 31, 2017 | Mac Slavo
    Who would want to be micro chipped? Many, apparently. Some people are begging for a micro chip to be implanted in their body – one that could do everything a smartphone can do and more.“I am so ready,” says Charlene Li. She’s a long-time author and principal analyst at the Altimeter Group. This week, science fiction came to the heartland when a small Wisconsin company announced that it would begin implanting microchips into its employee’s hands. The company had more than 50 volunteers too. The company sold the implantation to their employees as a convenience for them to ditch the...
  • Wisconsin Company To Implant Microchips In Employees

    07/23/2017 2:28:13 PM PDT · by UnwashedPeasant · 91 replies
    KSTP (ABC News, St. Paul, MN)) ^ | July 22, 2017 | Josh Rosenthal
    A Wisconsin company is about to become the first in the U.S. to offer microchip implants to its employees. Yes, you read that right. Microchip implants. "It's the next thing that's inevitably going to happen, and we want to be a part of it," Three Square Market Chief Executive Officer Todd Westby said. The company designs software for break room markets that are commonly found in office complexes. Just as people are able to purchase items at the market using phones, Westby wants to do the sam thing using a microchip implanted inside a person's hand. "We'll come up, scan...
  • BETRAYAL: Republicans Push Anti-Free Speech Bill Written by Islamic Terror-Linked Groups

    07/18/2017 5:34:25 AM PDT · by Mafe · 81 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 18, 2017 | Brigitte Gabriel
    Remember the bakers in Oregon who were driven out of business for refusing to bake a cake for a ceremony that was against their principles? They were fined $135,000 under Oregon law. Now the federal government is going even further, by pushing a bill to erode the First Amendment, which would criminalize opinions deemed as “hate speech.” Indeed, if House Bill 257 is passed into law, you could be jailed for an opinion that defies political orthodoxy with regards to sharia law, or radical Islam. The United States already has strict laws that protect against hate crimes, so one reasonably...