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  • Twitter blocks prolife ads until they delete tweets calling for defunding Planned Parenthood

    06/27/2017 12:51:27 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 38 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 06/27/2017 | Sam J.
    How rude. " Double standard: @PPact is allowed to advertise on @Twitter, but our ads have been blocked until we delete tweets. " — Live Action (@LiveAction) June 27, 2017 Via Live Action News: "While Planned Parenthood is allowed to advertise on Twitter, the social media company has suppressed Live Action’s ads, calling our pro-life messages offensive and inflammatory. What exactly is Twitter calling so offensive and inflammatory? Tweeting a picture of a child developing in the womb and saying that we believe in the right to life. Or tweeting ultrasound images, like the ones that most expectant moms...
  • Another Massive Ransomware Outbreak Is Going Global Fast

    06/27/2017 7:35:05 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 89 replies
    Forbes ^ | 06/27/2017 | Thomas Fox-Brewster Another Massive Ransomware Outbreak Is Going Global Fast Security #​CyberSecurity Jun 27, 2017 @ 09:44 AM Another Massive Ransomware Outbreak Is Going Global Fast Thomas Fox-Brewster, Forbes Staff Ransomware is causing severe problems for major critical infrastructure providers today. Ukraine's government, National Bank and biggest power companies all warned of cyberattacks Tuesday. Airports and metro services in the country were also reportedly affected, though it appears they're victims of another massive ransomware outbreak that's spreading across the world fast and hitting a significant number of critical infrastructure providers.
  • BREAKING: EU antitrust regulators fine Alphabet's Google $2.7 billion [tr]

    06/27/2017 3:01:36 AM PDT · by Enchante · 50 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 27, 217 | Staff
    BREAKING: EU antitrust regulators fine Alphabet's Google $2.7 billion for anti-competitive practices at comparison-shopping service
  • Free republic blocked

    06/24/2017 7:33:30 PM PDT · by George from New England · 190 replies
    Site is blocked fromisp
  • Rep. Adam Kinzinger shares 'hateful, vitriolic' messages he received following Alexandria shooting

    06/21/2017 9:28:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 20, 2017 | David Caplan
    Illinois Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger shared on Tuesday a few of the "hateful, vitriolic" messages he received following the June 14 congressional baseball practice shooting at a Virginia park, that left his GOP colleague Rep. Steve Scalise in critical condition. The House Majority Whip's condition has since been upgraded to serious. Kinzinger, who serves Illinois' 16th Congressional District, posted on Facebook some messages he said he received from the public, writing, "We must rise above the angry rhetoric coming from all sides. Below are just a few of the hateful, vitriolic messages I received AFTER the #AlexandriaShooting. I know this...
  • President Trump will commit to improving internet access in rural areas

    06/21/2017 12:45:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Recode ^ | June 20, 2017 | Tony Romm
    President Donald Trump will commit on Wednesday to improving internet access in the country’s hardest-to-reach rural areas as a part of his forthcoming push to improve the nation’s infrastructure. Trump will outline his pledge during a speech in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, shortly after visiting Kirkwood Community College, which specializes in fields like precision agriculture. In the eyes of the White House, farmers can’t use emerging big data tools that track crops in real time without faster, more reliable broadband internet service — so the Trump administration intends to tackle that challenge as part of its campaign to upgrade the country’s...
  • U.S. Surveillance State Leads to Gun Arrests in Australia

    06/19/2017 6:51:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 June, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Australia has no Second Amendment, no Fourth Amendment, no Fifth Amendment, no First Amendment.  There is strong tradition and law that searches shall require warrants, and that people will not be forced to testify against themselves. There are only a few rights actually protected by the Australian Constitution, and they are weakly protected. In the following story, the information that lead to the searches and arrests came from the United States.  It wasn't about people purchasing anything illegal. It was about solvent traps. From More than 80 illegally imported guns have been seized during raids across the country...
  • US internet company refused to participate in NSA surveillance, documents reveal

    06/18/2017 11:49:07 PM PDT · by blueplum · 10 replies
    ZDNet ^ | 14 June 2017 1:25 PDT | Zach Whittaker
    The company, which wasn't named, quietly pushed back in the government's secret court against the National Security Agency's surveillance program, but ultimately failed. {snip}....All of the documents relate to the government's use of the so-called Section 702 statute, named after its place in the law books, a provision of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The statute authorizes the collection of data on foreign persons overseas who use US tech and telecoms services. The law is widely known in national security circles as forming the legal basis authorizing the so-called PRISM surveillance program, which reportedly taps data from nine tech titans...
  • The Everything Store Expands

    06/17/2017 3:13:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Wired ^ | June 17, 2017 | Zachary Karabell
    News that Amazon intends to buy Whole Foods Market for more than $13 billion was greeted jubilantly by financial markets, with Amazon’s stock rising 2.5 percent, almost enough to cover the entire purchase. At the same time, the shares of other grocery retailers, ranging from Kroger’s to Walmart, were punished severely, plunging as much as nine percent. That mixed reaction—riches for Amazon and excitement from consumers, amidst the decimation of an entire sector of the economy—proves the company’s power. The move takes it one step closer towards founder Jeff Bezos’ long-held ambition of becoming the “world’s store,” and it is...
  • Clash Of The Online Titans: Amazon Versus Alibaba

    06/14/2017 6:01:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | June 14, 2017 | Mark Bern, CFA
    Introduction Today, we take a look at the two online retail titans, consider how each business model differs and delve into the trends shaped by the financial results. The biggest difference between the two is that Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) primarily sells directly to consumers, building a network of warehouse and distribution centers with a goal of ever-improving fulfillment. Alibaba (NYSE:BABA), on the other hand, is less capital intensive and provides only a platform from which other businesses can sell directly to consumers. While both offer a platform for other sellers, AMZN is more focused on the logistics and engaging directly with...
  • Prof: Internet is racist because of users, search engines

    06/12/2017 1:14:07 PM PDT · by C19fan · 52 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | June 12, 2017 | Dan Jackson
    The internet demonstrates a physical manifestation of structural racism, according to a New York University professor. In an opinion piece on The Conversation and re-published in the Billings Gazette, Professor Charlton Mcllwain writes about the inherent racism of the Internet, created by in part by search engines and links between sites.
  • How Germany's 'hate speech' law will put control of free speech in private hands

    06/09/2017 5:12:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies ^ | 9 June 2017 14:05 CEST+02:00 | Nick Wallace/The Local
    A proposed German law designed to heavily penalize social media firms for “hate speech” will scare Facebook and other social media giants into suppressing content that is legal, argues Nick Wallace.German laws criminalizing hate speech and defamation are already some of the most restrictive in Europe. But a new bill going through the Bundestag, intended to combat hate speech, will create powerful incentives for online platforms to suppress content that is not even illegal, and inhibit the development of data-driven tools that offer more sophisticated ways of fighting extremism. The proposed law, backed by the governing CDU/CSU/SPD grand coalition, would...
  • Why Do Chinese Netizens Love Donald Trump?

    06/09/2017 9:51:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | March 25, 2017 | Yan Gu
    The first meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping will reportedly take place in April in Florida. Observers have already begun to guess what issues will be put on the agenda at this two-day summit. North Korea, territorial disputes in the South China Sea, and trade imbalance between the world’s two biggest economies are all thorny issues to deal with at any time, let alone during the great uncertainty created by the Trump administration. It’s not easy to forget the strong criticism Trump had for China during his campaign. He accused China of manipulating its currency...
  • I Just Created An Account At

    06/09/2017 1:58:48 AM PDT · by lefty-lie-spy · 27 replies
    Self ^ | 2017-06-09 | Lefty-Lie-Spy
    I just joined up at It is the free speech alternative to sites like Twitter, Facebook, Google that are lefty censorship mills banning anyone that doesn't tow the line of the crazy liberal left. It's more of a cross between Twitter and Reddit, and looks very nice. You'll find all the conservative, libertarian, and simply free speech views there - free speech meaning that only illegal activities are banned - everything else goes. I recommend any Freepers that use other social networking sites and are angry at bans on famous Trump supporters like Milo, and trying to take down...
  • Martha Stewart, CNBC's Marcus Lemonis to speak at Alibaba event in Detroit

    06/08/2017 8:47:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Crain's Detroit Business ^ | June 8, 2017 | Dustin Walsh
    China's largest e-commerce company, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., tapped Martha Stewart and CNBC's Marcus Lemonis as speakers for its upcoming procurement event in Detroit. The Gateway '17 event June 20-21 at Cobo Center in Detroit is driven by Alibaba's need to expand internationally and provide Chinese consumers with high-quality products prevalent in this region. Stewart and Lemonis, host of CNBC's primetime show "The Profit," are joined by Jack Ma, founder and chairman of Alibaba, who will keynote the event in a fireside chat with PBS News' Charlie Rose. David Abney, CEO of UPS, is another confirmed speaker. Detroit Mayor Mike...
  • The States Response to Stopping Terror Attacks is…To take Away Your Freedoms

    06/06/2017 2:46:54 PM PDT · by davikkm · 12 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    In the wake of yet another vicious terror attack London and Melbourne just these last few days), the talk from politicians has just gotten much tougher. As the public calls for something to be done to lessen the threat to themselves and their families, the politicians have come up with a new and ingenious way of preventing madmen with cars and knives hurting you…increase web regulation. British Prime Minister began her bold speech with the words “Enough is enough” and went on to say that that there has been “far too much tolerance of extremism”. But her answer is unlikely...
  • OneLogin hacker swiped AWS keys, can decrypt stolen data

    06/05/2017 7:29:09 PM PDT · by piytar · 20 replies
    The Cybersecurity Source ^ | June 2, 2017 | Doug Olenick
    OneLogin is reporting its recent data breach was made possible when a hacker obtained access to a set of Amazon Web Service keys through a third-party vendor. With this, the hacker was enabled entry into its U.S. data center compromising all its records.
  • Wikipedia censors information about the idiots at Evergreen State College...

    06/05/2017 5:22:50 AM PDT · by grundle · 4 replies
    wordpress ^ | June 5, 2017 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Wikipedia violates its own policy by censoring reliably sourced information about the idiots at Evergreen State College Official wikipedia policy states: Wikipedia:Neutral point of view All encyclopedic content on Wikipedia must be written from a neutral point of view (NPOV), which means representing fairly, proportionately, and, as far as possible, without editorial bias, all of the significant views that have been published by reliable sources on a topic. NPOV is a fundamental principle of Wikipedia and of other Wikimedia projects. It is also one of Wikipedia’s three core content policies; the other two are “Verifiability” and “No original research”. These...
  • Well, I feel better. (Facebook)

    05/22/2012 11:52:50 PM PDT · by real saxophonist · 279 replies
    Vanitissimo | 23 May 2012 | Me
    Hi David, We have received a request to permanently delete your account. Your account has been deactivated from the site and will be permanently deleted within 14 days. If you did not request to permanently delete your account, please login to Facebook to cancel this request: Thanks, The Facebook Team
  • Anyone else done with Facebook?

    06/04/2017 10:21:18 AM PDT · by Smedley · 126 replies
    facebook ^ | 6/4/2017 | self
    After so many years, I recently closed down my FB account. Too many people, good or nominal to begin with, become total %&*@!%&^ on social media. Its the computer anonymity, I believe, in many cases. That said, I now have three relatives I am no longer on speaking terms - and why? Because they could not keep their petty insults in check. Few people in FB are ever persuaded by logical arguments and polite discourse.