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  • Drudge: “I had a Supreme Court Justice say to me it’s over for me."

    10/06/2015 11:36:40 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 251 replies
    google search ^ | October 6, 2015
    Circulating on the web tonight: During an appearance on the Alex Jones Show, Drudge asserted that copyright laws which prevent websites from even linking to news stories were being advanced. “I had a Supreme Court Justice tell me it’s over for me,” said Drudge. “They’ve got the votes now to enforce copyright law, you’re out of there. They’re going to make it so you can’t even use headlines.” “To have a Supreme Court Justice say to me it’s over, they’ve got the votes, which means time is limited,” he added, noting that a day was coming when simply operating an...
  • Google Claiming it Can Make us Gods

    10/02/2015 3:55:15 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 25 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/02/15 | Judi McLeod
    Google’s director of engineering Ray Kurzwell is promising that with robots in our brains, we’ll be godlike OMG, here comes Google. Now that the UN is prepping to force a robot like lifestyle on unsuspecting humanity with its Agenda 21 morphed into Agenda 2030, Search Engine giant Google, will impose robot-hood on human beings on the same 2030 deadline. As if life isn’t tough enough with the cunning that comes with human DNA, what with terrorists posing as refugees, psychopaths‎ in the workplace and politicians getting elected with the express intention of fundamentally transforming a nation, not to mention paying...
  • Microsoft and Google ink SECRET TREATY to end all their patent wars ("Hey, I love you, man...")

    10/01/2015 3:38:13 AM PDT · by dayglored · 11 replies
    The Register ^ | Oct 1, 2015 | Neil McAllister
    Chumship pact pie carve-up details kept under wraps Google and Microsoft have inked a secret deal in which all patent disputes between the mammoth companies will be abandoned. The exact terms of the agreement – as in, who gets what – were not disclosed. Your guess is as good as ours. "Microsoft and Google are pleased to announce an agreement on patent issues," the companies said in a joint statement that was sent to El Reg via email. "As part of the agreement, the companies will dismiss all pending patent infringement litigation between them, including cases related to Motorola Mobility."...
  • THE ENERGY ELECTION ( climate change money )

    09/30/2015 11:21:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    New Geography ^ | 09/30/2015 | Joel Kotkin
    Progressive pundits increasingly envision the 2016 presidential election as a “last chance,” as one activist phrased it, to stop “climate change catastrophe.” As this agenda gets ever more radical, the prominence of climate change in the election will grow ever more obvious. The key here is that the green left increasingly does not want to limit or change the mix of fossil fuels, but eliminate them entirely, the faster the better. ... Climate activists such as hedge fund billionaire Tom Steyer increasingly couch their policies on theological grounds, one reason why the pope’s intervention was so timely. Stark self-interest is...
  • Google is adding "This site may harm your computer." to FR search results.

    09/29/2015 12:35:18 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 108 replies
    Obviously it's BS, but IMO it means that someone reported us falsely in an attempt to drive traffic away. Anything we can do about it?
  • Browser question, Google Pref Cookie questions, Government spying question. (Vanity)

    09/28/2015 10:53:24 AM PDT · by LowOiL · 9 replies
    Self | 9-28-2015 | Me
    Yesterday a few of us got a warning that FR (the redirect page that goes to articles) was not allowed due to being a possible Malware site. This warning was placed up due to our browsers being in check with google which provides the browsers with a list of suspected Malware sites. When one tries to surf to a site that has been flagged as containing Malware or is known as a redirect portal that has been flagged as possible redirecting to bad sites it activates a warning page and will not let you proceed. This can be a good...
  • Vanity: Temporary Fix for the Malware warning page that is plaguing FR today

    09/27/2015 9:13:23 AM PDT · by Maceman · 69 replies
    I am finding that I got the malware page warning now every time I click on a link to the original source page. However, I am finding this doesn't happen if you click from the link to the story from the main Forum page, rather than clicking on the link to the FR story page and then clicking to the original source link from there. I'll be interested to know whether this solution works for anybody else.
  • China's Silicon Valley power play

    09/23/2015 9:45:32 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/23/15 | Cory Bennett and Katie Bo Williams
    Chinese officials have summoned top American tech executives to Seattle for a forum on Wednesday in a show of force that could make the Obama administration’s standing in Silicon Valley appear weak by comparison. Beijing moved up the date of the annual event to coincide with President Xi Jinping’s U.S. visit and reportedly pressured major Silicon Valley players to send their chief executives to what is normally an annual summit for midlevel management, threatening regulatory scrutiny if they didn’t comply. “It’s not really voluntary,” said Atlantic Council Senior Fellow Jason Healey, a former director of cyber infrastructure protection at the...
  • 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed’s family planning trips to U.N. and Saudi Arabia

    09/22/2015 4:52:06 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 53 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 9/22/15 | Valerie Strauss
    Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old pulled out of a Texas school in handcuffs after a digital clock he built was mistaken for a bomb, withdrew from MacArthur High in Irving, Texas — or, rather, his father withdrew for him while he was in California visiting Google, according to a Texas newspaper. The family is headed to the United Nations and then, possibly, Saudi Arabia.
  • Marines test Google's latest military robot

    09/21/2015 5:46:53 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 25 replies
    PC World ^ | 09/21/15 | Martyn Williams
    Spot is electrically operated and walks on four hydraulically actuated legs The latest version of a walking, quadruped battlefield robot from Boston Dynamics, the military robotics maker owned by Google X, was tested by U.S. Marines last week. Spot weighs about 70kgs, is electrically operated and walks on four hydraulically-actuated legs. It's controlled via wireless by an operator who can be up to 500 meters away. It underwent trials and testing at Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia as part of evaluations by the Marines on future military uses of robotic technology. In a series of missions, it was evaluated...
  • Google Has Pay Button for Muslim Invaders ("refugees & migrants")

    09/16/2015 2:37:32 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 20 replies
    Google ^ | September 16 | Staff
    "Help refugees and migrants in urgent need. Google will match your donation."
  • Google requesting donation to help refugees, will match

    09/16/2015 6:29:17 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 24 replies
    Google ^ | 16 September 2015 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Google has a donation button to help refugees and a note that Google will match the donation. Apparently they're wanting to help the muslim refugees flooding Europe. What's wrong with this picture?
  • Google May Add Structured Markup & Data To Ranking Algorithm (hiding anti-Establishment news)

    09/14/2015 10:56:43 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 8 replies
    Search Engine Land ^ | 09/11/15 | Barry Schwartz
    Google hints it may decide to use structured data in its ranking algorithm some day, though the company has previously denied it. Structured data, structured markup and rich snippets have always been about helping Google and search engines understand your content and potentially lead to Google making your search result snippet richer, with the goal of increasing your click-through rate from the organic results to your page. Google has said, time and time again, that these are not used in the ranking algorithm to make a Web page rank better. They have said that adding structured markup to your pages...
  • Jesse Jackson Calls On Tech's 'Unicorns' To Join Apple, Google And Release Diversity Reports

    09/09/2015 9:15:45 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 41 replies ^ | SEPTEMBER 8, 2015 | Salvador Rodriguez
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The herd of $1 billion-plus startups -- the so-called "unicorns" -- is growing. But the workforces at these oversized startups are raising a question now familiar to Silicon Valley: do these mythical creatures only come white and male? A year ago, Rev. Jesse Jackson drew attention to Silicon Valley’s lack of diversity and spurred Google, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo and many others to start issuing “diversity reports” to hold themselves accountable. But now he has a new target: the unicorns, which are delaying their IPOs and, in a sense, public scrutiny, as they look to establish markets around...
  • How a Washington Breakfast Influenced Conservative Votes on Patent Reform

    09/09/2015 8:42:00 AM PDT · by Pelham · 9 replies
    ipwatchdog ^ | 9/8/2015 | Paul Morinville
    Here is a story of how $1,000 a plate Washington breakfast influenced the votes of several Conservative Members of Congress who serve on the House Judiciary, including Representative Steve King (IA-04), allowing Committee passage of H.R.9, the innovation killing Innovation Act. Over the past several years there have been a number of large corporations, many that have patents themselves, who have funded and managed a powerful Washington lobbying effort. The focus has ostensibly been on reforming the problem of patent litigation abuse, but the changes advocated would be to their favor at the expense of innovators, like universities, independent inventors...
  • Apple and Google are KILLING KIDS with encryption, whine (U.S. Government) lawyers

    09/06/2015 4:56:42 PM PDT · by dayglored · 37 replies
    The Register ^ | Aug 12, 2015 | Iain Thomson
    Children are being raped, citizens murdered, and lost souls trafficked for sex and the police can't do anything about it thanks to Apple and Google, senior government lawyers and a top cop have claimed. In an op-ed in The New York Times, Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance Jr; Adrian Leppard, commissioner of the City of London Police; Paris' chief prosecutor François Molins; and Javier Zaragoza, chief prosecutor of the High Court of Spain, said that the current situation is unsupportable and legal changes are needed to keep the public safe. "The new encryption policies of Apple and Google have made...
  • AP Tech Writer Gives Colluding Companies an Unearned Free Pass

    09/06/2015 2:05:10 PM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 4 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 5, 2015 | Tom Blumer
    Here's a little parlor exercise readers can conduct with their friends who think that high-tech CEOs are the innovative saints of the universe. The game would be to take the first three paragraphs of Michael Liedtke's Associated Press report on the collusion settlement to which that industry's major players just acquiesced, and revise it to reflect a different industry far less favored by the press. Then accurately point out the following: "There is no way this industry would gotten as much sympathy from the press as the AP gave these high-tech titans." After the jump, readers will see how I...
  • Google’s Driverless Cars Run Into Problem: Cars With Drivers

    09/02/2015 6:32:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    New York Times ^ | 09/02/2015 | By MATT RICHTEL and CONOR DOUGHERTY
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google, a leader in efforts to create driverless cars, has run into an odd safety conundrum: humans. Last month, as one of Google’s self-driving cars approached a crosswalk, it did what it was supposed to do when it slowed to allow a pedestrian to cross, prompting its “safety driver” to apply the brakes. The pedestrian was fine, but not so much Google’s car, which was hit from behind by a human-driven sedan. Google’s fleet of autonomous test cars is programmed to follow the letter of the law. But it can be tough to get around if...
  • Offensive Asian Jokes Matter

    08/29/2015 5:53:34 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 23 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-29-2013 | MOTUS
    Just because I was bored, I Googled “Trump” and the results were predictable; on the first page of results, 90% negative and 10% neutral. It’s hard to understand how his poll numbers keep going up when he’s so unpopular. It’s probably something like the Yogi Berra phenomenon, “Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded.”This was my favorite headline from the whole crop: Donald Trump Mocks Asians: Uses Broken English While Speaking About China & Japan - Hollywood Life. Because, you know, Hollywood would never THINK of mocking Asians.The media just doesn’t get The Donald yet: political correctness is really not...
  • Don't Be Apple

    08/22/2015 10:43:19 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 54 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | August 22, 2015 | Jon Evans
    There is so much to admire about Apple. They make superb, beautiful products. Their amazing comeback story is unparalleled in corporate history. Steve Jobs has become something akin to a modern-day patron saint of the tech industry. Tim Cook is, rightly, enormously respected.So why do I think they represent so much of what’s wrong with the tech world?It’s because they have, I think, an almost Shakespearean tragic flaw: their obsession with centralized corporate control of the devices they sell. Apple sells fantastic hardware, and excellent software … and tries to maintain an iron-fisted grip on both, throughout their lifespan. Even...
  • Apple and Google Pour Billions Down a Green Drain

    08/22/2015 1:24:58 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 17 replies
    Watts Up with That? ^ | August 22, 2015 | By Steve Goreham
    Business has been captured by Climatism, the belief that humans are causing dangerous global warming. Leading businesses announce plans to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, purchase renewable energy, use vehicle biofuels, and buy carbon credits. But there is no evidence that commercial policies to “fight” climate change have any measureable effect on global temperatures. Apple and Google, the darling companies of the millennial generation, have spent billions trying to halt global warming. Apple has brought us the Mac personal computer, the I-Phone, the I-Pad, and other trend-setting electronic devices, becoming the world’s highest-valued company. Google has been called the most innovative...
  • Google Technology will elect next president

    08/20/2015 9:28:49 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/20/15 | Judi McLeod
    Meanwhile, an Obama-ravaged American public should brace itself. With Google power out in full force, it is all but inevitable that Hillary Clinton will be sworn in as the 45th US President, ready or not Burning question no one’s asking about the ongoing Hillary Clinton secret email scandal: Why would a seasoned politician whose portfolio includes serving as President Barack Obama’s Secretary of State hire a Mom & Pop type operation to handle her emails when Search Engine Giant Google—including Teddy Goff Obama campaign’s digital director—is already managing the technology end of her presidential campaign? Google doesn’t operate from a...
  • The Mushiness of the Mushy Middle, Quantified

    08/20/2015 5:35:55 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 2 replies ^ | 2015-08-20 | Ben Weingarten
    From Politico's article on how Google can use its search algorithm to control what people see during elections, and thereby manipulate their outcomes: Republicans, take note: A manipulation on Hillary Clinton’s behalf would be particularly easy for Google to carry out, because of all the demographic groups we have looked at so far, no group has been more vulnerable to SEME—in other words, so blindly trusting of search rankings—than moderate Republicans. In a national experiment we conducted in the United States, we were able to shift a whopping 80 percent of moderate Republicans in any direction we chose just by...
  • How Google could rig the 2016 election

    08/19/2015 9:26:04 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 39 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | August 19, 2015 | By ROBERT EPSTEIN
    America’s next president could be eased into office not just by TV ads or speeches, but by Google’s secret decisions, and no one—except for me and perhaps a few other obscure researchers—would know how this was accomplished. Research I have been directing in recent years suggests that Google, Inc., has amassed far more power to control elections—indeed, to control a wide variety of opinions and beliefs—than any company in history has ever had. Google’s search algorithm can easily shift the voting preferences of undecided voters by 20 percent or more—up to 80 percent in some demographic groups—with virtually no one...
  • NOBLE HOUSE [Charismatic Caucus]

    08/18/2015 2:18:36 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    I AM moving you into Michael's Domain , Your life will never be the same , For from Glory to Glory I will bring you to see, The Truth of My Majesty, So hold onto My virtue for here we go, Straight through Zion's gates and onto the show, Where truly myriads of Angels you shall see, And the fullness of My glory, For few are the eyes that look into, My glory that not even Moses then knew, But now even He you shall find there, Sitting beside Me in his chair, Yet I have reserved a place for...
  • M is for Marshmallow: Google names its next Android update

    08/17/2015 10:50:55 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 15 replies
    C-Net News ^ | August 17, 2015 | by Richard Nieva
    The search giant unveils the name of its next update for smartphones and tablets. Some key features include a new mobile payments system and some tricks for the company's digital assistant, Google Now. Google's update for Android, its mobile software for smartphones and tablets, officially has a name: Marshmallow.The software, previously only referred to as Android M, was announced in May during Google I/O, the search giant's annual developer conference.The moniker follows Google's whimsical naming convention for new versions of Android. The company typically names its software updates alphabetically and after sweets. For example, the most current version of Android...
  • Stealing The Presidency - Study Google Search Results Influence Votes - America's Election HQ - F&F

    08/15/2015 5:46:29 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 13 replies
    You Tube ^ | August 15 2015 | Wake Up America
    Dr. Robert Epstein says search results from Google influenced voters in a study (one in India and 4 experiments in the US). Clayton: Members of the study were presented with fake search results and then negative news stories were dropped into those results and it had a profound effect on the way in which they voted. Dr. Robert Epstein: When biased rankings are shown to people, if one candidate is made to look better than another, it shifts voting preferences of those voters who are undecided. It is a big shift. The biggest shift was in moderate Republicans. They are...
  • Google restructures, naming parent company Alphabet

    08/10/2015 5:53:59 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    PC World ^ | 8/10/15 | Zach Miners
    Google will become a subsidiary of a new parent company called Alphabet, under a massive restructuring arrangement designed to let the company's businesses operate more efficiently. Under the changes, announced Monday, Google co-founder Larry Page will become CEO of Alphabet. Sundar Pichai, formerly VP at Google where he oversaw Android, Chrome and Google apps, will become CEO of Google. Alphabet will include a group of companies, the largest of which will be Google. Other efforts will be run separately but apart from Google, including health efforts such as Life Sciences, which works on glucose-sensing contact lenses, and Calico, focused on...
  • Sundar Pichai: Google's new boss from humble roots

    08/10/2015 11:14:48 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    BBC News ^ | 08/11/2015 | Dave Lee
    With Google creating its own parent company, Alphabet, there's a bit of moving about in the Google boardroom. Larry Page is now chief executive of Alphabet. Sergey Brin is its president. And moving up to be in charge of Google is 43-year-old Sundar Pichai. Great news for Pichai, and good news too for India - his appointment makes him the latest Indian to earn a massively high-profile job in the US technology industry. Microsoft's Satya Nadella is the other notable example. Pichai's life story is remarkable, and his rise to the top of Google is a glowing endorsement of India's...
  • This map shows how obsessed America is with Donald Trump

    08/06/2015 8:32:41 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 13 replies
    Business Insider ^ | August 4 2015 | COLIN CAMPBELL
    Real-estate mogul Donald Trump is crushing his GOP presidential rivals — both in polls and when it comes to Google searches. On Tuesday, Google Trends published an interactive county-by-county map of US searches for Republican candidates. And Trump, by far, appears to be drawing the most interest in almost every state. His color code, red, sweeps the country, from Alaska to Florida. The one exception to Trump's apparent dominance, interestingly, is in Wisconsin, where local Gov. Scott Walker leads many of the counties. No other Republican candidate holds his or her home state against Trump as clearly. The overall results...
  • Windows 10 can turn Microsoft into a success again, but it needs to get these 4 things right

    07/28/2015 9:07:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    BT ^ | 07/28/2015
    The global launch of Windows 10 is a pivotal moment for Microsoft as a consumer business, because in recent years Windows has started to matter a lot less.The rise of mobile devices has hit the PC market hard – and no more so than Microsoft, which has around 1.5 billion Windows customers, making it the market leader in that arena. (Snappa) This, combined with Apple’s OS X and Mac computer line-up regularly bucking the trend and actually increasing sales, has left Microsoft and Windows adrift in the technology world, with Google’s Chrome and Android dominating.(Snappa) But a hint of change...
  • Smoking Gun: MPAA Emails Reveal Plan To Run Anti-Google Smear Campaign Via Today Show And WSJ

    07/25/2015 11:11:35 PM PDT · by pluvmantelo · 22 replies
    techdirt ^ | 7-24-15 | Mike Masnick
    If you talk to the reporters who work for various big media companies, they insist that they have true editorial independence from the business side of their companies. They insist that the news coverage isn't designed to reflect the business interests of their owners. Of course, most people have always suspected this was bullshit -- and you could see evidence of this in things like the fact that the big TV networks refused to cover the SOPA protests. But -- until now -- there's never necessarily been a smoking gun with evidence of how such business interests influences the editorial...
  • Google could let you record, share and replay your memories [going forward]

    07/23/2015 2:00:19 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    Here's how it would work: Wearing a headset similar to Google Glass, you will be able to record audio and video using a mounted camera. You could set the camera to record constantly, you could turn it on or off with a command, or you could set it to automatically start and stop recording during a set period of time or when you are at a particular location. As the video gets uploaded to Google's servers, you'd be able to go back and "Google" your own memories. To trigger memories, customers would ask Google questions like, "What were the paintings...
  • Google's self-driving cars crash 'surprisingly often,' but it's not their fault

    07/18/2015 6:28:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Mashable ^ | 07/18/2015 | Stan Schroeder
    Google's self-driving cars have got into quite a few accidents, but they've been caused by human-driven cars crashing into them, not the other way around. "Our self-driving cars are being hit surprisingly often by other drivers who are distracted and not paying attention to the road," head of Google's driverless car program Chris Urmson wrote in a blog post Thursday. He describes an incident in which a human-driven car (can you imagine: In a few years we may have to indicate that a car is human-driven more often than not) slammed into the back of Google's self-driving Lexus. Google's car,...
  • Disgraced Planned Parenthood Official Works For White House Staff…Her ‘Right-Wing’ Hatred EXPOSED

    07/16/2015 11:07:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/16/15 | Patrick Howley
    Disgraced Planned Parenthood official Deborah Nucatola’s shocking personal work history is coming to light. Records reveal that Nucatola was employed by a former White House staffer at the time that she was selling aborted baby fetus parts. A staunch political advocate, Nucatola railed against the “right-wing” Bush administration. What’s more, she so enjoyed her work in the abortion industry that she touted a T-shirt celebrating a drug used in the practice. Let’s break it down: Works for a White House staffer Nucatola is currently employed at Sexual Health Innovations, founded by former Obama White House staffer Jessica Ladd. Senior Obama...
  • Why Google’s nightmare AI is putting demon puppies everywhere

    07/11/2015 11:38:58 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 204 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jul 8, 2015 | by Jeff Guo
    A few weeks ago, Google researchers announced that they had peered inside the mind of an artificial intelligence program. What they discovered was a demonic hellscape. You’ve seen the pictures. These are hallucinations produced by a cluster of simulated neurons trained to identify objects in a picture. The researchers wanted to better understand how the neural network operates, so they asked it to use its imagination. To daydream a little. At first, they gave the computer abstract images to interpret — like a field of clouds. It was a Rorschach test. The artificial neurons saw what they wanted to see,...
  • Quick Search Engine Comparison

    07/07/2015 5:50:08 AM PDT · by tje · 7 replies
    imgur ^ | 070715 | tje
  • Check Out The Graphic On Google

    07/05/2015 5:02:27 PM PDT · by Retired Chemist · 49 replies
  • Google Photos Identifies Two Black Users As ‘Gorillas’

    07/02/2015 3:36:37 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 37 replies
    Mountain View, Calif. (CBS SACRAMENTO) — Google was forced to apologize after its Photos program identified two black users as “gorillas.” Jacky Alcine, 21, of Brooklyn checked his Google Photos account Sunday and found that the program had automatically generated and labeled a folder titled “Gorillas” for a photo of himself and a friend taken in 2013, Yahoo Tech reports. The Google Photos image recognition software is intended to identify a photo and automatically file photos into groups with similar images – a photo of a tree would automatically be placed in a folder filled with other photos of trees....
  • Google apologises for Photos app's racist blunder

    07/02/2015 2:08:41 AM PDT · by W. · 29 replies
    BBC Online ^ | 7/1/2015 | BBC Technology
    Google says it is "appalled" that its new Photos app mistakenly labelled a black couple as being "gorillas". Its product automatically tags uploaded pictures using its own artificial intelligence software. The error was brought to its attention by a New York-based software developer who was one of the people pictured in the photos involved. Google was later criticised on social media because of the label's racist connotations. "This is 100% not OK," acknowledged Google executive Yonatan Zunger after being contacted by Jacky Alcine via Twitter. "[It was] high on my list of bugs you 'never' want to see happen."
  • Cruz to sign books at FoxTale (Woodstock, Georgia)

    06/30/2015 9:38:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Cherokee Ledger-News ^ | July 1, 2015 | Jessica Lindley
    Presidential candidate Ted Cruz will be at FoxTale Book Shoppe in downtown Woodstock on July 3 to promote his new book “A Time for Truth: Reigniting The Promise To America.”Admission is $30 and includes a first edition copy of the book. The book-signing event begins at 10 a.m., and the store, located at 105 E. Main St., will open to the public after the event concludes. “The event ticket includes you and a guest,” said Ellen Ward, co-owner of FoxTale Book Shoppe. “You will have an opportunity to meet Sen. Ted Cruz and get your book signed.” As the son...
  • ‘Did they get me?’: Docs reveal long-time John Doe spying operation (WI)

    06/29/2015 9:52:20 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 6-29-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. – Democrat Milwaukee County prosecutors tapped the email and text communications of conservative activists as part of a five-year probe aimed at bringing down Republican Gov. Scott Walker, affidavits reviewed by Wisconsin Watchdog reveal. One target of the spying operation told Wisconsin Watchdog the methods used to keep tabs on Wisconsin residents were like those of the National Security Agency’s domestic spying program. “It was actually worse because (Milwaukee County prosecutors) were taking the body of emails and looking at actual data,” said the source, who asked not to be identified for fear of retribution from the prosecutors....
  • U.S. Supreme Court lets Oracle press case that Google copied Java in rush to make Android

    06/29/2015 3:36:26 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 15 replies
    Mac Daily Newsws ^ | Jun 29, 2015 6:32 AM PDT
  • Google’s artificial-intelligence bot says the purpose of living is 'to live forever'

    06/28/2015 7:35:41 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 31 replies
    Business Insideer ^ | 06/27/15 | Nathan McAlone
    This week, Google released a research paper chronicling one of its latest forays into artificial intelligence. Researchers at the company programmed an advanced type of “chatbot” that learns how to respond in conversations based on examples from a training set of dialogue. And the bot doesn’t just answer by spitting out canned answers in response to certain words; it can form new answers from new questions. This means Google's researchers could get a little creative with it, and they certainly did — they asked the bot everything from boring IT questions to inquiries about the meaning of life. The responses...
  • Gmail's 'Undo Send' option is now out of beta

    06/24/2015 7:24:30 AM PDT · by Sopater · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 23, 2015 | Kristofer Wouk
    t's something that has happened to all of us: you finish an email, hit send, and suddenly realize that you've made a typo or spelled the recipient's name wrong. Or you were much too angry when you wrote it. For Gmail users there has been a quiet and until-now-unadvertised fix for this, known as the "Undo Send" feature. The feature does exactly what its name implies: it lets you un-send an email for a short while after sending. Of course, it isn't reaching out and snatching the email back -- it just holds the email for a brief period sufficient...
  • David Codrea (Gun Rights Examiner) and Examiner Part Company

    06/23/2015 4:32:35 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    David Codrea is a pillar of freedom fighters and Second Amendment supporters.  He and Mike Vanderbough broke the Fast and Furious scandal of the Obama administration encouraging the running of guns into Mexico.  He has numerous awards from the Second Amendment Foundation, the Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, and even from Soldier of Fortune magazine.   I consider David to be a role model, and I am proud to call him a colleague. It is with mixed feelings that I report on his parting of the ways...
  • Google eavesdropping tool installed on computers without permission

    06/23/2015 1:03:36 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 40 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Tuesday 23 June 2015 | Samuel Gibbs
    Privacy advocates claim always-listening component was involuntarily activated within Chromium, potentially exposing private conversations Privacy campaigners and open source developers are up in arms over the secret installing of Google software which is capable of listening in on conversations held in front of a computer. First spotted by open source developers, the Chromium browser – the open source basis for Google’s Chrome – began remotely installing audio-snooping code that was capable of listening to users. It was designed to support Chrome’s new “OK, Google” hotword detection – which makes the computer respond when you talk to it – but was...
  • Google Chrome Listening In To Your Room Shows The Importance Of Privacy Defense In Depth

    06/23/2015 12:58:49 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 31 replies
    Privacy Online News ^ | 6/18/15 | Rick Falkvinge
    Google Chrome Listening In To Your Room Shows The Importance Of Privacy Defense In Depth Yesterday, news broke that Google has been stealth downloading audio listeners onto every computer that runs Chrome, and transmits audio data back to Google. Effectively, this means that Google had taken itself the right to listen to every conversation in every room that runs Chrome somewhere, without any kind of consent from the people eavesdropped on. In official statements, Google shrugged off the practice with what amounts to “we can do that”.It looked like just another bug report. "When I start Chromium, it downloads something."...
  • Google Doodle "celebrates" Statue of Liberty

    06/17/2015 10:20:59 AM PDT · by GOP Congress · 21 replies
    Google is celebrating the Statue of Liberty being transported in a boat. QUESTION: Is the celebration about the delivery, or the RETURN of the Statue of Liberty, in anticipation of coming restrictions in America?
  • Net Neutrality Launches under FCC’s ‘Ministry of Innovation’

    06/16/2015 11:41:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/16/15 | Chriss W. Street
    The media silence was deafening on Friday as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) launched “Net Neutrality” regulations–possibly the most far-reaching and intrusive regulatory action of the 21st century. When Breitbart News published “Everybody Equal, But Google Much More Equal” in February, revealing how the FCC’s Democratic majority gave Google the “heads up” on the secret regulations and allowed executives to tweak the deal, there was a huge uproar. But now that the Internet is under the FCC’s “Ministry of Innovation,” the media seem to have moved on. As Seton Motley noted at RedState, there was no mention in the tech...