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  • TRUE VIRTUE [charismatic Caucus]

    11/23/2015 7:44:25 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles,Bible ^ | 11-23-15 | Holy Spirit,Bible
    My opportunities come with decisions made from a righteous mindset and it is only as one decides to walk in Virtue NOT Guile that heavens open and the Highway of Holiness is then revealed before your very eyes as Stephen ~ ~ ~ Acts 6:8-15 8 Now Stephen, full of grace (divine blessing and favor) and power (strength and ability) worked great wonders and signs (miracles) among the people. 9 However, some of those who belonged to the synagogue of the Freedmen (freed Jewish slaves), as it was called, and [of the synagogues] of the Cyrenians and of the Alexandrians...
  • Yahoo Mail begins blocking users with ad block enabled

    11/21/2015 6:13:33 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 29 replies ^ | November 20, 2015 | by Jared Newman
    AdBlock Plus users in Chrome and Firefox report seeing error messages instead of their inboxes. Yahoo may be hoping that access to your email is more important than freedom from advertisements.Some users of AdBlock Plus have reported that they can't access Yahoo Mail in Chrome or Firefox on the desktop. Instead of seeing their inboxes, the get the following error message: "Uh oh. . . We are unable to display Yahoo Mail. Please disable Ad Blocker to continue using Yahoo Mail." The reports, first spotted by Digiday, surfaced in the AdBlock Plus forums on Thursday. Andrei Herasimchuk, a former Yahoo...
  • ISIS guides followers on how to hide online with 34-page manual ( Islamic State )

    11/18/2015 5:03:53 PM PST · by george76 · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/18/15 | Cory Bennett
    The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) uses a 34-page manual to instruct its followers on how to stay invisible on the Internet. The Arabic document was translated and released this week by analysts at the Combating Terrorism Center, an independent research group at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. It includes warnings to avoid Instagram because it is owned by Facebook, and Dropbox because former secretary of State Condoleezza Rice sits on its board of investors. Famous government leaker Edward Snowden has also criticized Dropbox over its privacy, the document notes. Users are also directed to use...
  • Cop pulls over Google self-driving car, finds no driver to ticket

    11/13/2015 12:25:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/13/2015 | Don Melvin
    No driver? No ticket. That, at least, was the result when a police officer pulled over one of Google's self-driving cars Thursday in Mountain View, California. The car wasn't speeding. On the contrary, it was driving too slowly -- 24 miles per hour in a 35 mph zone, according to the Mountain View Police Department -- with traffic apparently backing up behind it. -- David E. Weekly (@dweekly) November 12, 2015 "As the officer approached the slow moving car he realized it was a Google Autonomous Vehicle," a police department post said. Which is to say that no one...
  • RUSSIA: Russian Internet Law Could Threaten Security of Americans’ Personal Data

    11/08/2015 6:15:51 AM PST · by · 5 replies
    WASHINGTON FREE BEACON ^ | November 6, 2015 | Daniel Wiser
    Moscow requires major companies to move information to servers in Russia by start of next year A Russian law could place the personal data of millions of Internet users, including Americans, at risk if international digital companies comply by the start of next year, analysts say. The law, enacted last year, requires digital companies to store the personal information of Russians in servers on Russian soil. While officials in Moscow have cited concerns that Russians’ information could be vulnerable to foreign intelligence services such as the National Security Agency (NSA) if it is located outside the country’s borders, critics of...
  • Google pumps $2.35 million into racial justice projects, including #BlackLivesMatter video app

    11/05/2015 9:20:45 PM PST · by dennisw · 6 replies ^ | November 3, 2015 at 3:34 PM | By Matt O'Brien
    One of the founders of the #BlackLivesMatter movement and three racial and social justice initiatives in Oakland and San Jose are sharing $2.35 million in grants from Google. Four grants, Google is awarding- two of them — worth $500,000 each — to Oakland’s Ella Baker Center for Human Rights. One will go to a new community center, Restore Oakland, that will open in East Oakland next year and aims to help formerly incarcerated and low-income workers find high-paying careers in Oakland’s burgeoning “foodie” economy. The other Ella Baker grant will help Los Angeles activist Patrice Cullors, one of the creators...
  • FR Advice please

    11/04/2015 6:34:02 AM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies
    I'm being inundated every time I sart up internet by my internet provider to upgrade to MSIE10, Google, FireFox, Chrome, or Safari. Before I pick one to upgrade to or curse out my provider for annoying me, please adise which internet. I'm curresntly using MS I.E.9 and very happy with that.
  • Google's design chief thinks Microsoft Windows 10 stinks

    11/03/2015 4:57:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 11/03/2015
    Google's head of design has some choice words for Windows 10. "#Windows10 ? More like Windows 10 years ago!" tweeted Matias Duarte, Google's (GOOGL, Tech30) design chief. Duarte is known for transforming Android's messy look into its new, highly regarded "Material Design" interface. The minimalist series of cards, pastel colors and animations has been a big hit with Android customers. Microsoft (MSFT, Tech30) was actually a pioneer of minimalist tile design with its Windows 8 operating system in 2012. Windows 10 still incorporates much of that design sensibility, but its overall interface is laid out more like Windows 7 and...
  • Is it worthwhile to delete google tracking cookies a few times a day? How to do it?

    11/03/2015 7:16:32 AM PST · by dennisw · 44 replies
    moi | Nov 3rd | moi
    My question to freepers is should I delete all google, bing, yahoo cookies periodically? Does this help any? I really like google images and maps and same that bing and yahoo have for maps and images.... So how do I minimize their data collection? I already use track-me-not on chrome and firefox. This program makes useless random searches a few times per minute so that my own searches get lost in it. But I wonder how effective this strategy is? IOW duck duck go etc that do not track you are limited search engines///// Plus does google, bing, yahoo insert...
  • A Night For The Bride to Be with The KING and GROOM

    10/31/2015 5:41:31 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | Holy Spirit ,bible, Jesus
    Last night as we entered into worship as one heart and one Bride, The 7 candlesticks were lit on the communion table with a Star of David illuminated by the candle light . We entered into a flowing free worship and praise and then the spirit began to speak through many of us throughout the night I am going to share the words I captured to help understand all that blossomed. . . Do you see my children I AM wooing "you" for you are more than just my sheep, you are my heart's desire and (as you come together...
  • Google is killing Chrome OS and putting all its chips on Android

    10/29/2015 5:08:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/29/2015 | Alexei Oreskovic
    Google will fold its Chrome operating system used in personal computers into the Android mobile OS, according to The Wall Street Journal. Beginning in 2017, Google will only have a single operating system on the market, with Android featured on tablets, smartphones, and notebook computers. Google will show an early version of the new unified Android OS next year, The WSJ said, citing anonymous sources. The move should help unify Google's software efforts and make its platform more appealing to third-party software developers. Until now Google has maintained a clear delineation between its two operating systems, The Chrome OS, based...
  • Is Google Falsely Flagging Harmless Sites?

    10/29/2015 2:19:10 PM PDT · by WilliamofCarmichael · 20 replies
    PC World ^ | January, 2009 | Jeremy Kirk is run by Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Oxford University's Internet Institute, and vendor partners such as Google, Sun Microsystems, and Lenovo.
  • Google wants to monitor your mental health. Plan to monitor search history and report to gov't

    10/28/2015 7:15:26 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 72 replies
    The Telegraph UK ^ | 10/28/2015 | James Kirkup Google wants to monitor your mental health. You should welcome it into your mind Yes, you should tell the computer what you're thinking By James Kirkup 6:24PM GMT 28 Oct 2015 The use of technology to track and treat mental illness is deeply worrying but sadly necessary Next week, Dr Tom Insel leaves his post as head of the US National Institute of Mental Health, a job that made him America’s top mental health doctor. Dr Insel is a neuroscientist and a psychiatrist and a leading authority on both the medicine and public policies needed to deal with problems...
  • JESUS "IS" LORD [Charismatic Caucus]

    10/28/2015 2:09:09 PM PDT · by Jedediah
    Your obligation to Me is a standard of excellence drenched in worship and intimacy for it is only in the secret place that secrets are revealed and it is by My spirit these scrolls are opened and revelation knowledge speaks wisdom through understanding for I AM The Jot and Tittles you Truly seek and come through intimacy to know. So let it be this knowledge you use for I AM THE WORD and MY WORD is only revealed through Me for I AM THE SPIRIT and My freedom is the understanding of KNOWING ME for I alone am your Rabbi,...
  • Regarding Google's malware database and malware "attack site" warnings on FR [Thread II]

    10/28/2015 10:53:00 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 112 replies
    October 28, 2015 | Jim Robinson
    Basically, google's full of crap. Apparently, they have two issues with FR. One is that a user (a long-time user not a hacker) posted a link to an image that (unknown to him) resides on a site google has registered in their database as a malware site. We've pulled the post and notified google. Have no idea when they'll stop flagging us. The other is that we have links to NSS! Aim (Accuracy in Media) is a well known conservative site. Have no idea how many, but I'm sure we've had hundreds or even thousands of links posted to...
  • Is Youtube down

    10/28/2015 9:51:52 AM PDT · by Raymann · 27 replies
    Getting a 500 Internal Server Error
  • Regarding Google's malware database and malware warnings on FR

    10/27/2015 5:21:09 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 200 replies
    October 27, 2015 | Jim Robinson
    Basically, it's full of crap. Apparently, they have two issues with FR. One is that a user (a long-time user not a hacker) posted a link to an image that (unknown to him) resides on a site google has registered in their database as a malware site. We've pulled the post and notified google. Have no idea when they'll stop flagging us. The other is that we have links to NSS. Aim is a conservative site. Have no idea how many, but I'm sure we've had hundreds or even thousands of links posted to We're not going to...
  • Free Republic is under a Malware Siege!

    10/27/2015 4:49:01 PM PDT · by 2harddrive · 174 replies
    The full-page bright orange Google Malware Warnings can occur when posting to ANY thread. It appears leftists are trying to discredit Free Republic, and to scare off all users. It does it on THIS thread, too! Free Republic is under SIEGE!
  • Free Republic on Google's Black List?!!

    10/27/2015 12:54:05 PM PDT · by Yollopoliuhqui · 82 replies
    Firefox ^ | 10/27/15 | Yollopoliuhqui
    When I went to post a comment I was redirected to a presumed Firefox warning page that Free Republic was a reported malware/phishing site. The below second warning message indicates that Google's blacklist was invoked. I don't know if this is a malware warning generated on my computer or a real issue that Free Republic should be quickly investigating. I'll post the link here for investigative purposes, DO NOT click on this link. ===== Wait! Please don't visit that site right now! Google detected badware on the site you were visiting. Firefox uses Google's blacklist to warn you about...
  • Free Republic Malware Alerts

    10/27/2015 2:23:14 PM PDT · by 2harddrive · 54 replies
    Do you all get full-page orange MALWARE ALERTS from Google when you try to post on the Free Republic? Could it be an attempt to strangle FR?
  • The Joy of The Lord[charismatic Caucus]

    10/27/2015 12:35:15 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The "JOY" of The LORD is much more than just a depth or width for truly its Harmony has a frequency all its own . My Joy IN YOU is as a ( ((Gusher)) ) rising up into the eternity that you ARE in Me and Hallelujahs are the piercing arrows of righteousness that not only penetrate darkness with light but overtake it and explodes a Chorus of worship from Your heart that IS The WellSpring of life I have placed in you. So "rise up WellSpring for The Voice of Many Waters is calling to you for His Glory....
  • JESUS Love for us is Endless . . .[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/26/2015 8:27:32 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    Isaiah, ^ | Holy Spirit
    My love for you is endless as a waterfall, There is nothing that can stop it, nothing all, Soft as a rose pedal and sweet as a pea, Truly there is nothing that loves like me, For I AM the substance of this living oil, I fill the lampstands of gladness with it and it never spoils, For My love for you is pure, eternal, and true, I burn perpetually for you, A love so strong there is no weapon made, That can tear its canopy your eternal shade, A love eternally blossoming as Aaron's Rod for you, My Bride,...
  • Will search engine algorithms affect our voting preferences?

    10/26/2015 8:12:20 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 3 replies ^ | 1 WEEK AGO | Megan Anderle
    Plenty of users take what they read online at face value, which some social experiments have proven. The average user often doesnt check facts or consider whether the source is credible. You look at a Wikipedia article and assume that it all must be true, said Christo Wilson, a computer science professor at Northeastern University who researched algorithms and personalization extensively. Or you search for something on Google and think the results are subjective and correct off the bat.
  • Will search engine algorithms affect our voting preferences?

    10/26/2015 8:11:51 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 ^ | 1 WEEK AGO | Megan Anderle
    The presence of Russian submarines and spy ships near undersea cables carrying most global Internet communications has U.S. officials concerned that Russia could be planning to sever the lines in periods of conflict, the New York Times reported on Sunday. The Times said there was no evidence of cable cutting but that the concerns reflected increased wariness among U.S. and allied officials over growing Russian military activity around the world. The newspaper quoted naval commanders and intelligence officials as saying they were monitoring significantly greater Russian activity along the cables' known routes from the North Sea to Northeast Asia and...
  • WE CARRY THE KEYS TO THE KINGDOM [Charismatic Caucus]

    10/21/2015 4:46:48 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 5 replies
    bible,Holy Spirit ^ | 10-21-15 | bible
    "This ring shall not be shaken , These keys shall never fall , I've given you my fullness , I've given you my all", Here are The Keys To The Kingdom ,seek me first in all you do , NOT just the big things BUT IN EVERY MATTER OF YOUR HEART , if you do this the Other KEYS will reveal themselves to you !
  • 23-year-old Google employee lives in a truck in company's parking lot, saves 90% of his income

    10/20/2015 12:09:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/20/2015 | Kathleen Elkins
    When 23-year-old Brandon S. headed from Massachusetts to the Bay Area in mid-May to start work as a software engineer at Google, he opted out of settling into an overpriced San Francisco apartment. Instead, he moved into a 128-square-foot truck. The idea started to formulate while Brandon who asked to withhold his last name and photo to maintain his privacy on campus was interning at Google last summer and living in the cheapest corporate housing offered: two bedrooms and four people for about $65 a night (roughly $2,000 a month), he told Business Insider. "I realized I was...
  • How to use Google without being tracked (and 4 search engines that never track you)

    10/20/2015 11:02:20 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 25 replies
    Yahoo Tech ^ | 10/20/2015 | Zach Epstein
    I love how evil Google is. Do you hear that, Google? I want you to have all of my data, as long as you keep protecting it. I want you to learn everything you can about me, and I want you to use that data to make my life better. I want you to make my life easier. I want services like Google Now to give me information before I even know I need it. I want it all. But many people arent in the same boat as me, and there are plenty of very valid reasons to want to...
  • DURABILITY [Charismatic Caucus]

    10/19/2015 7:52:28 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    bible,Voice of God,the joshua chronicles ^ | 10-19-15 | bible,HolySpirit
    DURABILITY IS BEING DRESSED IN THE RIGHTEOUSNESS of CHRIST JESUS Durability of My children comes as The Spirit of Truth washes away all fear of the enemy and the lies fall away . So allow Me to dress you in courage by the washing of My WORD In Spirit and the Truth [ that ] "My Sheep hear My Voice". John 10:27 27 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. Zechariah 3 3 Then [the guiding angel] showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the Angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at...
  • Windows 10: How Microsoft Edge is beginning to beat Google Chrome in Performance

    10/16/2015 9:18:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Tech Republic ^ | 10/16/2015 | By Nick Heath
    Microsoft's new browser, Edge is racking up some performance wins over the competition but still falls short in certain areas. When browsing the web, few things matter to users as much as how quickly a page loads.Nearly half of web users questioned said they expect a site to load within two seconds or less and much of the success of Google's Chrome browser is put down to its speed.Making pages nippier is an area that Microsoft has focused on since launching its new Edge browser for Windows 10 in March.Microsoft's efforts appeared to be paying off by this May, when...
  • Mr. Google Eric Schmidt dumping Hillary on unsuspecting society

    10/11/2015 6:57:28 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/11/15 | Judi McLeod
    Patriots are happy that Obama is fading out of the picture without realizing he's fading into a pantsuit With just one year to vote time, its Google, and not Donald Trump, that is running run away with the 2016 presidential race. While folk hero Trumps goal is Make America Great Again, unfortunately for freedom and liberty worldwide, Googles is Return Hillary Clinton to the White House. Undercover until Drudge gave oxygen to the story on Friday in short: An under-the-radar startup funded by billionaire Eric Schmidt has become a major technology vendor for Hillary Clintons presidential campaign, underscoring the bonds...
  • Google down ??

    10/09/2015 12:52:00 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 50 replies
    Google has been down for at least five minutes... kind of weird... or maybe it's my network (Time Warner)? Anyone else seeing this ?
  • Drudge: I had a Supreme Court Justice say to me its over for me."

    10/06/2015 11:36:40 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 263 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 its over for me, said Drudge. Theyve got the votes now to enforce copyright law, youre out of there. Theyre going to make it so you cant even use headlines. To have a Supreme Court Justice say to me its over, theyve 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 popes 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 · 111 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 administrations standing in Silicon Valley appear weak by comparison. Beijing moved up the date of the annual event to coincide with President Xi Jinpings 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 didnt comply. Its not really voluntary, said Atlantic Council Senior Fellow Jason Healey, a former director of cyber infrastructure protection at the...
  • 14-year-old Ahmed Mohameds 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 Valleys 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 Franois 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...
  • Googles 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 Googles 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 Googles car, which was hit from behind by a human-driven sedan. Googles 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. Its hard to understand how his poll numbers keep going up when hes so unpopular. Its 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 doesnt get The Donald yet: political correctness is really not...