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  • Google not acknowledging anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack

    12/07/2017 12:49:33 PM PST · by MAGA2017 · 28 replies
    Unless I'm missing something Google appears to be ignoring the 76th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. At least the Bing search engine by Microsoft does.
  • Google pulls YouTube from Amazon devices, escalating spat

    12/06/2017 3:54:13 AM PST · by csvset · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5 Dec 2017 | Jeffrey Dastin
    A rare public spat in the technology industry escalated on Tuesday when Google said it would block its video streaming application YouTube from two Inc devices and criticized the online retailer for not selling Google hardware. The stakes are high: many in the technology industry expect that interacting with computers by voice will become widespread, and it is unclear if Amazon, Google or another company will dominate the space. Amazon’s suite of voice-controlled devices has outsold Google’s so far, according to a study by research firm eMarketer from earlier this year. In a statement, Google said, ”Amazon doesn’t carry...
  • Why Google Should Not Rule the World

    12/02/2017 9:45:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | December 3, 2017 | Bruce Bialosky
    The internet has provided tools to improve the world that are, in a way, indescribable. For example, understanding the multitude of medical challenges people face becomes easier with the internet. Improving your language skills and understanding a foreign language is infinitely simpler. But there are severe challenges that come with the ease of the internet. Google and others cannot go unchallenged. This all began as something to explore for me when within a month I had a chance to spend an extended period of time with two different biochemists on two different continents. Both of these men are utterly brilliant...
  • What to Do about the Emerging Threat of Censorship Creep on the Internet

    11/30/2017 3:58:32 PM PST · by Mafe · 10 replies
    Cato Institute ^ | November 28, 2017 | Danielle Keats Citron
    Popular tech companies—Google, Facebook, Twitter, and others—have strongly protected free speech online, a policy widely associated with the legal norms of the United States. American tech companies, however, operate globally, and their platforms are subject to regulation by the European Union, whose member states offer less protection to expression than does the United States. European regulators are pressuring tech companies to control and suppress extreme speech. The regulators’ clear warning is that, if the companies do not comply “voluntarily,” they will face harsher laws and potential liability. This regulatory effort runs the risk of censorship creep, whereby a wide array...
  • Google buys Loudoun land for two data centers

    11/30/2017 2:05:52 AM PST · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Washington Business Journal ^ | 11/29/17 | Michael Neibauer
    Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) has acquired two Loudoun County sites, one south of Ashburn and the other near Leesburg, for a pair of data centers.The Loudoun Times-Mirror reported Wednesday that Google has laid out $89 million for the two sites, a 91-acre parcel within the 400-acre Arcola Center — just north of Route 50 — and the other a 57-acre property within the Stonewall Business Park near Leesburg.“We’ve purchased property in Northern Virginia to increase our capacity and meet the growing demand for Google’s services in the area,” Google spokeswoman Liz Schwab told the Times-Mirror. “Loudoun County has been a great...
  • Andy Rubin takes leave from Essential as probe into 'inappropriate' Google relationship goes public

    11/29/2017 11:02:34 AM PST · by Governor Dinwiddie · 27 replies
    The Verge ^ | Nov 29, 2017 | Sam Byford
    Essential founder and CEO Andy Rubin has taken a leave of absence from his new company for “personal reasons” following a report on the circumstances of his 2014 departure from Google. According to The Information, Rubin left Google shortly after an investigation found that he had maintained an “inappropriate relationship” with a woman who worked under him and filed a complaint to HR.
  • Permissionless data slurping: Why Google's latest bombshell matters (Are you in control?)

    11/25/2017 5:28:34 PM PST · by texas booster · 20 replies
    The Register UK ^ | 22 Nov 2017 | Andrew Orlowski
    Comment According to an old Chinese proverb: "When a wise man points at the Moon, an idiot looks at his finger." Google may have been hoping that you were examining a finger, not reading a Quartz story yesterday, which reveals how Android phones send location data to Google without you even knowing it. Google received the data even if you didn't have a SIM card in your phone, and everything else was turned off. It's such an old story, you'll fall asleep reading it, so please don't, urged one blue-ticked tweeter. Nobody suspected Google did this practice – and Google...
  • How a half-educated tech elite delivered us into chaos

    11/19/2017 9:37:09 PM PST · by poinq · 59 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11/19/2017 | John Naughton
    ne of the biggest puzzles about our current predicament with fake news and the weaponisation of social media is why the folks who built this technology are so taken aback by what has happened. Exhibit A is the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, whose political education I recently chronicled. But he’s not alone. In fact I’d say he is quite representative of many of the biggest movers and shakers in the tech world. We have a burgeoning genre of “OMG, what have we done?” angst coming from former Facebook and Google employees who have begun to realise that the cool...
  • Extreme Censorship Begins.(How Google rates FR's content accuracy)

    11/19/2017 6:42:59 PM PST · by ransomnote · 29 replies ^ | November 19, 2017 | Youtube vlogger BPEarthwatch
    Video at link is 10 minutes 15 seconds in duration. The vlogger demonstrates Google's new biased search results.
  • Death soon may not be so final, thanks to these creepy technologies

    11/17/2017 4:34:23 PM PST · by No.6 · 23 replies
    NBC News ^ | 11/17/2017 | Corey S. Powell
    Every day, it seems, our lives become a bit less tangible. We’ve grown accustomed to photos, music and movies as things that exist only in digital form. But death? Strange as it sounds, the human corpse could be the next physical object to vanish from our lives.
  • News nanny: The race to censor Internet news

    11/13/2017 9:47:46 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Bombthrowers ^ | 11/13/17 | Daniel Greenfield
    If we don’t fight now, conservatives will vanish from the Internet How can you tell that Internet censorship is really taking off? Easy. It’s becoming a business model. Steven Brill is raising $6 million to launch News Guard. This new service will rate news sites on their trustworthiness from green to red. Forget politically unbiased algorithms. The ratings will be conducted by “qualified, accountable human beings” from teams of “40 to 60 journalists.” Once upon a time, journalism meant original writing. Now it means deciding which original writing to censor. “Can trust be monetized?” The Street’s article on News Guard...
  • Parents need to tell Google to Take Their YouTube-Kids-App Down

    11/10/2017 9:12:10 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/10/17 | Judi McLeod
    Monster lurking under your child’s bed has been lurking there since 2015 Generations Y (Millennials) and Z (Centennials): this is what your little children are now watching on shocking, mass-distributed Internet videos. In so-called ‘child-friendly’, ‘family-friendly’ cartoons of the day, millions of your children are watching Spider-Man urinating on Elsa from ‘Frozen’; Mickey Mouse hit by a car and lying there dying in front of a crying Minnie; Pippa the Pig being tortured while screaming and crying. (Video via NY Post, Nov. 9, 2017)
  • Democrat Lawmaker Proclaims Article 'Fake News,' Asks Twitter Exec What He's Going to Do About It

    11/09/2017 10:44:14 AM PST · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 11 replies
    cnsnews ^ | November 2, 2017 | Susan Jones
    Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) made himself the arbiter of "fake news" on Wednesday, pointing to an InfoWars article on the New York City terrorist attack and asking a Twitter executive, "what's your responsibility to set the record straight so that the people who saw this know that it's fake news?" The InfoWars article in question was titled, "Imam: I Warned DeBlasio About NYC Terror; He Was Too Busy Bashing Trump." For a while on Wednesday, that story was trending at the top when Twitter users went to #NYCTerroristAttack. But is the report fake news? And who gets to decide? Speaking...
  • Verizon Allegedly Built A Fiber Optic Cable To Give The Feds Access To Communications

    06/11/2013 11:02:40 AM PDT · by yoe · 19 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 10, 2012 | Michael Kelley
    For years Americans' right to privacy, as granted by the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, has come under threat as the country's surveillance systems have grown. After intelligence leaks by former National Security Agency employee Edward Snowden, however, the NSA's domestic dragnet is finally getting the attention that many people feel it deserves.
  • We’re Learning We’ve Been Fed a Bunch of Fake News About Russian Election Meddling

    11/02/2017 2:22:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Rush ^ | November 2, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: There is also continuing testimony, which nobody is hearing about up on Capitol Hill, by the lawyers for the tech companies, Google and Facebook. In addition to what was learned yesterday that we passed on to you, the Facebook lawyer said that the Russian involvement, the buying of ads on Facebook, that happened after the election and it was oriented toward damaging Trump. The ads that ran on Facebook happened after the election, and their purpose was to do great damage to Trump after he won, the exact opposite of what people have been told that Trump colluded with...
  • Facebook: Russians Successfully Triggered Liberals to #Resist Trump

    11/02/2017 7:14:43 AM PDT · by impetrio1 · 1 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 11/2/17 | Black & Blonde Media
    All this time, the Democrats and their media pushed the narrative that Russia promoted Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in the last presidential election. But it turns out, by their own admission, Facebook ran ads that, if anything, triggered sore-loser liberals into disputing the legitimacy of the election of Donald J. Trump and we all know what's happened since.
  • True Shelter[Charismatic Caucus]

    11/01/2017 12:32:10 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    bible ^ | 11-01-17 | Holy Spirit
    Shelter is when your heart finds mine. So wont you come and abide deep within the covering of My armor against which there is no weapon and find "TRUE REFUGE " in the arms of Love . . . For as you call to me truly you shall find me and as you open your heart to me I will come in and it is then as one we share in the Kingdom I have promised you, for Zion is yours as is my undying love and as you enter into me you receive My everlasting promise of eternal forgiveness...
  • It's Time to Bust the Online Trusts

    11/01/2017 9:05:54 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 24 replies
    Wall St Journal ^ | 11/01/17 | Luther Lowe
    In the absence of rigorous antitrust enforcement, the consumer internet has become too concentrated in a few dominant companies, creating easy targets for bad actors. There is a reason Congress did not have to investigate foreign meddling after the 2008 or 2012 elections. Back then the internet was still a diverse, decentralized network...This older form of online community building has largely been supplanted by tools provided by the dominant players... Google used to be the engine that drove the open web... Over time, Google’s philosophy shifted [to] making the internet less open and pluralistic than even a few years ago...Facebook’s...
  • Why Google is reading your Docs

    11/01/2017 8:53:29 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 20 replies
    © Telegraph Media Group Limited 2017 ^ | 11/01/17 | James Titcomb
    Several users of Google's online word processing service, Google Docs, were surprised on Tuesday when their documents were blocked for violating its policies. While Google quickly restored them, blaming a botched update that mistakenly locked users out of the documents, the episode revealed what many people did not realise - Google is monitoring the ostensibly private files stored in Docs. Google Drive's terms of service prohibit spam, violent or hate speech, pornography, the spread of confidential information and so on. They apply only to files that are shared, so those kept to yourself are presumably exempt. A Google spokesman said...
  • Facebook, Google, Twitter to testify before Senate Judiciary panel next week

    10/27/2017 3:20:41 PM PDT · by maggief · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 27, 2017 | HARPER NEIDIG
    Representatives from Google, Facebook and Twitter are all slated to testify before a Senate Judiciary panel on Tuesday, the day before company officials are set to appear in a pair of highly-anticipated intelligence hearings. Tuesday’s hearing is before Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-S.C.) subcommittee on crime and terrorism and will focus on how to combat extremist and Russian propaganda online, his office announced on Friday. Facebook and Twitter will be represented by their general counsels, while Google will send its director of law enforcement and information security. On Wednesday, the general counsels for all three companies are scheduled to testify in...