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  • Conservatives Need To Take On Big Tech Now

    10/17/2019 11:24:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 17, 2019 | Mike Davis
    There is growing and bipartisan alarm among Americans about the “bad acts” of Big Tech companies. For far too long, Big Tech has gotten away with profiting from human trafficking, revenge-porn, the opioid epidemic and drug addiction, terrorism, and other forms of human misery, while engaging in egregious business practices like snooping, spying, political bias against conservatives, employee abuses, and anticompetitive conduct. Big Tech has engaged in this deplorable conduct largely free from any real oversight from Republicans or Democrats in Washington. That’s not surprising, especially if you understand the ways of the DC Swamp. Big Tech is “feeding chickens”...
  • Tinfoil-hat search engine DuckDuckGo gifts more options, dark theme and other toys for the 0.43%

    10/17/2019 5:36:49 AM PDT · by Salman · 36 replies
    Tim Anderson ^ | 16 Oct 2019 | Tim Anderson
    Includes setting to turn ads off – stop hissing at the back, Google Alternative search engine DuckDuckGo has announced improvements to its search options and an enhanced dark theme, but its tiny market share shows that most people are content to stick with Google, despite privacy issues.DuckDuckGo says it offers search without any user profiling, in contrast to the trend towards personalisation and targeted advertising favoured by its competitors. Founder Gabriel Weinberg says that profiling and tracking is unnecessary since simply presenting ads based on the keywords you type is sufficient for a business model. "If you type in 'dishwasher',...
  • Despite stricter scrutiny, US approves more H-1B visas this year

    10/17/2019 2:11:40 AM PDT · by Cronos · 9 replies
    Times Of india ^ | 14 October 2019 | Lubna Kably
    The US has approved a higher number of H-1B applications (both for initial visas and visa extensions for continued employment) this year, showing that the demand for these work visas continues unabated. This is a relief to Indians, who are the dominant holders of H-1B visas, especially after processing regulations got more stringent post-2015 . While in 2015, 288,000 applications were approved (95.7%) by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services , for fiscal 2019, the figure touched 389K (84.8%), up from last year's 335K (84.5%).
  • Free speech suppression online builds case to break up Big Tech

    09/30/2019 9:44:18 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 1 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/30/19 | Donald Trump Jr
    Free speech is under attack by the Big Tech monopolies that dominate the internet. The flogging that Beto O’Rourke received during his Reddit “ask me anything” session this month perfectly underscored the distinction between a mainstream media and a genuinely free press. He gave Americans a chance to grill him about his pivot from a centrist Senate candidate to a radical presidential hopeful, and in contrast to the handling he has gotten from the media, they treated him like hamburger meat. No surprise there. Free expression can be edgy, brutal, irreverent, and sometimes downright offensive. I should know. My father...
  • State Attorneys General to Launch Big Tech Antitrust Investigation Monday

    09/08/2019 6:14:02 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Sep 2019 | Sean Moran
    State attorneys general will launch one of the largest bipartisan, multi-state antitrust investigations into Facebook and Google on Monday. State attorneys general spanning across dozens of states will announce an antitrust investigation into Google and Facebook, and other technology companies at the Supreme Court at 2:00 p.m. ET Monday. The investigation will investigate whether America’s largest technology companies have stifled competition, restricted access, and harmed consumers. A Wall Street Journal report suggested that New York Attorney General Letitia James will lead the investigation into Facebook, while Texas Attorney General Attorneys Ken Paxton will lead the investigation into Google. James said...
  • Silicon Valley’s final frontier for mobile payments — ‘the neoliberal takeover of the human body’

    09/08/2019 5:54:39 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 54 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 8 Sep 19 | Quentin Fottrell
    Ditching credit cards for facial recognition will remove the last physical barrier between our bodies and Corporate America Aram Sinnreich recently went grocery shopping at a Whole Foods Market in his hometown of Washington, D.C., and realized he had left his wallet at home. He had no cards and no cash, but he had no reason to worry — at least, not about paying for his food. “I used my iPhone to pay, and I unlocked it with my face,” he said. That’s when it struck him: We are just one small step away from paying with our bodily features...
  • Twitter temporarily blocks Daleiden’s team from live-tweeting undercover-video hearing

    09/05/2019 7:36:53 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    Life Site News ^ | September 05, 2019 | Calvin Freiburger
    SAN FRANCISCO, September 5, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – As the preliminary hearing for charges against pro-life investigators David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt continues, Twitter temporarily barred the pro-life Center for Medical Progress (CMP) from live-tweeting the proceedings – based on a misrepresentation of the tweets from Planned Parenthood’s attorneys, CMP claims. CMP has been locked in legal battles with Planned Parenthood and the National Abortion Federation (NAF) since the summer of 2015, when their undercover videos revealed abortion industry insiders expressing interest in profiting off organs from aborted babies, which is illegal. The abortion groups accuse the pro-life investigators of breaking...
  • Trump Admin Is Considering Using [Big Tech] To Determine If Citizens Should Own A Gun

    09/01/2019 4:56:55 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 99 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 22, 2019 | Chris White
    The Trump administration is considering a proposal that would use Google, Amazon and Apple to collect data on users who exhibit characteristics of mental illness that could lead to violent behavior, The Washington Post reported Thursday. The proposal is part of an initiative to create a Health Advanced Research Projects Agency (HARPA), which would be located inside the Health and Human Services Department, the report notes, citing sources inside the administration. The new agency would have a separate budget and the president would be responsible for appointing its director. HARPA would take after Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA,...
  • Taming Big Tech: The Case for Monitoring

    08/20/2019 5:24:51 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 5 replies
    Hackernoon.com ^ | 5-13-18 | Dr. Robert Epstein
    How, working in the shadows of the internet, researchers developed a passive monitoring system that might soon make Big Tech companies accountable to the public — and even save democracy. What if, early in the morning on Election Day in 2016, Mark Zuckerberg had used Facebook to broadcast “go-out-and-vote” reminders just to supporters of Hillary Clinton? Extrapolating from Facebook’s own published data, that might have given Mrs. Clinton a boost of 450,000 votes or more, with no one but Mr. Zuckerberg and a few cronies knowing about the manipulation. Because, like most Democrats, Mr. Zuckerberg was overconfident that day, I don’t believe...
  • Google manipulated "at least" 2.6 million votes in 2016. (Hillary supporter testifies)

    08/19/2019 11:44:17 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 20 replies
    Trump War Room ^ | August 19, 2019 | Sen Cruz
    Video interview by Sen Cruz of Dr. Robert Epstein.
  • Tech giants rip new French digital taxes

    08/19/2019 10:22:02 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/19/19 | Emily Birnbaum
    U.S. tech giants and an array of their trade groups slammed France over its new digital taxes law during a public hearing on Monday, arguing the legislation unfairly targets U.S. technology companies and could hobble their operations. Representatives from Google, Facebook, and Amazon testified before a group of government officials investigating the digital services tax, laying out their arguments to a largely sympathetic panel that referred to the French law as unprecedented. The United States Trade Representative (USTR) launched a probe into France's digital taxes last month, using the same aggressive process that previously resulted in the Trump administration's implementation...
  • Conservative Teenager Banned from YouTube for Her Respectful Opposition to LGBT Movement

    08/14/2019 8:39:58 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    Activist Mommy ^ | August 12, 2019 | Activist Mommy
    YouTube has just banned a 14-year-old girl for a video in which she spoke truth and reason about the LGBT agenda and its activists. The video was swiftly removed and her channel banned under the guise of “hate speech violations.” NewsBusters reports: "Soph, known on Twitter as @sewernugget, has been penalized by YouTube previously with suspension for 'dangerous' humor and poking fun at leftist orthodoxy. With approximately 1 million subscribers before she was shut down, she rose to fame for poking fun at topics such as radical Islam, climate change, and pedophilia among Hollywood elites." How can YouTube justify shutting...
  • Passing Laws, Passing Taxes and Passing the Buck

    08/08/2019 10:32:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 8, 2019 | Veronique de Rugy
    What do the French digital services tax, the employers' share of payroll taxes, and the corporate income tax all have in common? They are rarely shouldered by those entities and individuals targeted by legislators. In fact, one of the most important things to know about taxes is that the people who actually write the checks to the Internal Revenue Service (or to its French equivalent) are seldom the ones who actually shoulder its burden. In 2004, economist Stephen Entin wrote, "The economic burden of a tax frequently does not rest with the person or business who has the statutory liability...
  • Facebook co-founder working with government officials to build anti-trust case against site

    07/25/2019 4:52:34 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/25/19 | Jessica Campisi
    Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes reportedly met with the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and multiple state attorneys general in recent weeks to discuss breaking up Facebook. Hughes and two prominent antitrust academics, Scott Hemphill and Tim Wu, met with federal and state officials and have laid out a possible antitrust case against the social media giant, The New York Times reported Thursday. The group argues that Facebook has made “serial defensive acquisitions” to maintain its control over the market and allow the company to hike up advertising prices while also lowering the quality of the user experience,...
  • BREAKING: Apple News bans LifeSite without warning: says it ‘shows intolerance’

    08/01/2019 7:37:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 62 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 31, 2019 | Life Site News
    July 31, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – A little over one week ago, Apple approved LifeSiteNews’ application to publish our news on their Apple News platform. Today, without warning, Apple News abruptly reversed course, telling LifeSite that they had deleted our channel and all of our content from their platform. Apple claimed that LifeSite’s channel “didn't comply with our Apple News guidelines.” Specifically, they stated that LifeSite’s “[c]hannel content shows intolerance towards a specific group.” Apple’s e-mail provided no details about which content they deemed offensive, or which “specific group” LifeSite’s content allegedly showed intolerance towards. LifeSite has reached out to Apple...
  • How Commenting on foxnews.com Feeds Big Tech (Google)

    07/30/2019 11:13:18 PM PDT · by bolobaby · 31 replies
    Freerepublic ^ | 07/31/2019 | Bolobaby
    I was shadowbanned on foxnews.com. This led me on a fascinating journey of discovery on how commenting on foxnews.com is making Google's algorithm's smarter, and making it easier to suppress conservative views in the future. Quick IntroI shouldn't be writing this right now. I have "work-work" to do, but this has been weighing on me all day. So I'm going to crank out a quick write-up, without FULL analysis, but will show you how you can get the same data for yourself so you can analyze your own comment history. This is not insider info, but it might as well...
  • America, Google and Me: My Senate Speech

    07/23/2019 2:39:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2019 | Dennis Prager
    Last week, at the invitation of Sen. Ted Cruz, I spoke to the Senate Judiciary Committee about Google's having placed more than 60 Prager University videos on its restricted list. Any family that filters out pornography and violence cannot see those particular videos on YouTube (which is owned by Google); nor can any school or library. This statement is as much about what I and PragerU stand for as it is about Google. Those interested in viewing the presentation can do so here: It is an honor to be invited to speak in the United States Senate. But I wish...
  • Senator Hawley Grills Google Exec and Makes Him Squirm

    07/17/2019 1:15:28 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 40 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/17/19 | Senator Hawleys Office
    I STRONGLY recommend watching this. It is the stage for taking down Big tech.This guy is the next Trey Gowdy...Brilliant! Behold the royal a$$ whipping..
  • Trump Pledges To Look Into Google After Peter Thiel Accuses Tech Giant Of ‘Treason’

    07/16/2019 10:26:26 AM PDT · by blam · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7-16-2019 | Joshua Caplan
    President Donald Trump said Tuesday that his administration will look into whether Google is working with the Chinese government after billionaire and Facebook board member Peter Thiel accused the Silicon Valley giant of doing so. “Billionaire Tech Investor Peter Thiel believes Google should be investigated for treason. He accuses Google of working with the Chinese Government.” the president tweeted, quoting the Fox News Channel’s Fox & Friends. “A great and brilliant guy who knows this subject better than anyone!” he added of Thiel. “The Trump Administration will take a look!” he concluded. Speaking Sunday at the National Conservatism Conference in...
  • Big Government and Big Tech Are Partnering to Track Us Everywhere

    07/09/2019 12:27:37 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 42 replies
    RedState.com ^ | Posted at 9:07 am on June 27, 2019 | by Seton Motley
    George Orwell was a brilliant individual. A man of incredible insight – and foresight. In his unfathomably predictive novel 1984, Orwell warns of Big Brother: “(O)stensibly the leader of Oceania, a totalitarian state wherein the ruling party Ingsoc wields total power ‘for its own sake’ over the inhabitants. “In the society that Orwell describes, every citizen is under constant surveillance by the authorities, mainly by telescreens.…The people are constantly reminded of this by the slogan ‘Big Brother is watching you’: a maxim that is ubiquitously on display. “In modern culture, the term ‘Big Brother’ has entered the lexicon as a...