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  • Corporate Giants From Silicon Valley Come Together To Silence Free Speech On The Internet

    12/08/2016 7:39:08 AM PST · by Non-Compliant_Deplorable · 15 replies
    Investment Watch Blog ^ | 12/8/2016 | Pamela Williams
    "I don’t know how to begin to write about what I consider to be a turning point on the restriction of free speech on our precious Internet. I just discovered that YouTube has censored some videos of one of the best citizen journalists on the Net: David Seaman. He is one of the most reputable and honorable journalists on YouTube…I will mourn the loss of his material and the assault on our First Amendment Rights. So be it…God is in control, and He will guide those of us who trust Him..."
  • Reddit Cracking Down on ‘Most Toxic’ Trolls in Pro-Trump Forum

    12/03/2016 10:30:02 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 1, 2016
    Reddit CEO Steve Huffman has announced a plan to crack down on the “most toxic users” of a forum on the site used to discuss President-elect Donald Trump. Huffman writes in a post on the link-sharing and discussion platform that the actions being taken against some users of a forum titled “The_Donald” range from “warnings to timeouts to permanent bans.” Some commenters in the forum have repeatedly harassed Huffman.
  • Panel to Trump: Train 100,000 hackers

    12/02/2016 7:00:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    KRCR-TV ^ | December 2, 2016 | Jose Pagliery, CNN
    The incoming Trump administration is being advised to train 100,000 hackers. The new president should also make an effort to develop international norms for hacking, essentially drawing red lines to avoid cyber warfare or even armed conflict. President Obama's special Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity released its long-awaited report Friday night. In it, the panel outlines a challenging to-do list that makes clear cybersecurity is a top national priority. Computer hacking is now commonplace and more dangerous than ever....
  • How a Trump administration could shape the internet

    12/02/2016 10:03:12 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 2, 2016 11:27 AM EST | Tali Arbel
    Under a President Donald Trump, cable and phone companies could gain new power to influence what you do and what you watch online — not to mention how much privacy you have while you’re at it. Republicans who generally oppose regulation seem likely to take charge at the Federal Communications Commission, the government’s primary telecom regulator. That alone could mean the end of rules designed to protect privacy and individual choice on the internet. Those rules were enacted over the past several years under the Obama administration. Under Trump, “the FCC will be a lot more focused on getting government...
  • Reddit to crack down on abuse after CEO is targeted

    11/30/2016 12:59:51 PM PST · by bobk3 · 31 replies
    Social media website Reddit Inc, known for its commitment to free speech, will crack down on online harassment by banning or suspending users who target others, starting with those who have directed abuse at Chief Executive Steve Huffman. Huffman said in an interview with Reuters that Reddit's content policy prohibits harassment, but that it had not been adequately enforced. "Personal message harassment is the most cut and dry," he said. "Right now we are in an interesting position where my inbox is full of them, it's easy to start with me." As well as combing through Huffman's inbox, Reddit will...
  • Twitter Should Ban Trump For Life (Today's New Talking Point For MSM)

    11/30/2016 10:56:55 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 63 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11-29-2016 | David Benkov
    Since, clearly, nobody in the incoming administration will play Daddy and take away the future president’s text addiction for the sake of the country, the rest of us have to. Twitter’s 317 million users need to demand that the service ban Trump for life. #BootDonald, anyone? Twitter has permanently suspended users in the past, most prominently rapper Azealia Banks and right-wing gadfly Milo Yiannopoulos – for tweets containing racially tinged, slur-filled, and other abuse. After all, Twitter is a private company. It can ban anyone at any time for any reason. It can boot people whose names begin with A,...
  • Twitter Says It Would Consider Banning Donald Trump's Account

    11/30/2016 9:56:55 AM PST · by mandaladon · 136 replies
    SFIST ^ | 30 Nov 2016
    The president-elect of the United States is a notorious troll — a fact which his promise to ban Muslims from entering the country, threat to imprison and strip Americans of citizenship for exercising their First Amendment rights, and widespread insulting of people online all make clear. We now learn via Slate that the two technology platforms Donald Trump uses most prominently to spread his messages of hate and division, Twitter and Facebook, take a very different stance on how to respond to future instances of harassment by Trump. Namely, Twitter says it would consider suspending his account. Facebook, which CEO...
  • TECH BLACKOUT: Huge solar storm which could WIPE OUT modern technology expected by 2020

    11/29/2016 1:16:44 PM PST · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 145 replies ^ | 11/29/16 | Sean Martin
    THERE is a one in eight chance that the Earth will be hit by a huge solar storm by 2020 which could potentially leave the world without Internet, phone service and many more services that modern-day humans rely on. Researchers have warned that there is roughly a 12 per cent chance that a solar storm could smash into Earth by the end of the decade.(emphasis mine) The powerful event would likely be as huge as the Carrington Event, which occurred on 1859. The solar storm which hit 150 years ago was so powerful that its southern auroras could be seen...
  • A Prayer for the Internet from the 1946 Roman Ritual? Sure, and It’s Wonderful!

    11/29/2016 7:50:03 AM PST · by Salvation · 10 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-28-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Prayer for the Internet from the 1946 Roman Ritual? Sure, and It’s Wonderful! Msgr. Charles Pope • November 28, 2016 • The old Roman Ritual (published in 1946) is a magnificent collection of blessings and prayers. It has some of the most amazing little blessings of things it would never occur to you to find in such a collection. Along with the blessings of expected objects (e.g., statues, religious medals) are blessings, often elaborately laid out, for things such as seismographs, typewriters, printing presses, fishing boats, fire engines, stables, medicine, wells, bridges, archives, lime kilns, automobiles, mountain-climbing equipment,...
  • I don’t belong in tech

    11/29/2016 5:32:51 AM PST · by spintreebob · 172 replies ^ | 11/25/16 | Saron Yitbarek
    <p>It was dark and cold that night I stomped down Broadway, talking to my then-boyfriend-now-husband about my feelings. I am always talking about my feelings, and he is always listening. He “mhm”s at the right places and doesn’t interrupt and sometimes says good things at the end. Sometimes he says wrong things, and then I have to explain why those things are wrong, taking us down an emotional tangent that is frustrating and exhausting, but he’s trying to be helpful, I tell myself and breathe. Bless his little heart.</p>
  • Twitter Grants Verification to Muslim Brotherhood’s Violent, Anti-Semitic Online Mouthpiece

    11/28/2016 11:58:18 AM PST · by ColdOne · 8 replies ^ | 11/28/16 | Adam Kredo
    The social media website Twitter is facing criticism for its recent decision to grant verification to the Muslim Brotherhood’s official mouthpiece, which routinely writes in favor of violent terror acts and disseminates anti-Semitic propaganda. The Muslim Brotherhood–which has been designated as a terror outfit and banned by Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Russia, and elsewhere–operates in the online sphere via a website known as Ikhwan Web, which serves as the Brotherhood’s “official” English-speaking feed. Twitter recently granted verification to Ikhwan Web’s online feed, giving the organization an air of legitimacy that leading lawmakers and experts described as reckless given the Brotherhood’s history...
  • Connection between Hillary Clinton and Google via Fundraiser with Google CFO

    11/25/2016 11:39:47 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 10 replies
  • Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

    11/25/2016 8:13:58 AM PST · by TaxPayer2000 · 52 replies
    TNW via Drudge ^ | 11-24-2016 | Juan Buis
    The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time, and it isn’t weird to sometimes feel like you want to leave — there’s wasn’t an easy way out, until now. Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created, which offers a way to wipe your entire existence off the internet in a few clicks. When logging into the website with a Google account it scans for apps and services you’ve created an account for, and creates a list of them with easy delete links.Every account it finds gets paired with an easy delete link pointing...
  • This Saudi prince now owns more of Twitter than Jack Dorsey does

    11/23/2016 7:42:04 PM PST · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Quartz | 11/23/16 | Alice Truong
    Article cannot be posted to FR. Link to the article is here. Summary: Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud owns 34.9 million shares of Twitter stock. Jack Dorsey, Twitter's co-founder and CEO, only owns 21.86 million shares. Links to the official filings substantiating these numbers are within the article linked above.
  • The CEO of Reddit confessed to modifying posts from Trump supporters

    11/23/2016 7:18:23 PM PST · by Admiral_Zeon · 68 replies
    Reddit CEO Steve Huffman has confessed to modifying the posts of some users on the most visible Donald Trump-supporting "subreddit" community after they repeatedly slung verbal abuse in his direction.  The story begins earlier this week, when The New York Times published a report on Comet Ping Pong, a Washington DC pizza place that a false news item on social media had pegged as the center of a child-abuse ring run by Hillary Clinton and Democratic National Committee chair John Podesta, despite a lack of any evidence.Following that report, Reddit took steps to shut down the "r/Pizzagate" subreddit community, which...
  • Meet Voat, the website that wants to be the anti-Reddit [hosting #Pizzagate articles]

    11/23/2016 5:25:44 PM PST · by markomalley · 21 replies
    CNET ^ | 7/17/15 | Ian Sherr
    With all the drama surrounding Reddit, from debates over free speech to its messy game of musical chairs among executives, it's understandable some users might want to leave. Now they've found a place to go. It's called Voat (rhymes with goat), and it says it's fixed all those things people don't like about Reddit. The site launched in April 2014 and was originally called WhoaVerse. It started as a part-time project of a third-year Swedish college student and now the site claims to be run by two students who are "currently studying computer science and economics at University of Zurich...
  • Facebook Users Get $15 Check From Class Action Lawsuit Settlement

    11/22/2016 10:08:16 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | 11/22 | Danielle Abreu
    The money comes from a class action lawsuit settlement over Facebook’s use of members' names and faces in “Sponsored Story” adsSome of Facebook's 1.8 billion users have recently received a $15 check from the social media giant in the mail, leaving many recipients scratching their heads. "Is this check real?" The answer is: Yes. The money comes from a class action lawsuit settlement over Facebook’s use of members' names and faces in “Sponsored Story” ads without their permission and without paying them. Fraley vs. Facebook was filed in April 2011. In their lawsuit, the five plaintiffs claimed Facebook improperly used...
  • Poll: Majority of voters want Trump to delete Twitter account [Wrong!]

    11/22/2016 9:45:00 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/22/16 | Harper Neidig
    A majority of voters want President-elect Donald Trump to delete his Twitter account, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday. Fifty-nine percent say that the incoming president should shut down his personal account on the social media site, and 35 percent disagree.
  • Trump transition team appointments indicate a bid to dismantle net neutrality

    11/22/2016 7:41:12 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 12 replies
    Tech Crunch ^ | 11/21/2016 | by Devin Coldewey
    President-elect Trump has made it clear that he is more than a little hostile towards the FCC’s implementation of net neutrality, both in his own words and, today, the appointment of two long-time adversaries of the policy to his transition team. Jeffrey Eisenach is an economist and government veteran who worked at the FTC in the ’80s; he’s worked for a number of think tanks and research institutes that transmute industry money into custom expert critique, and under their auspices was a vocal opponent of the FCC’s current net neutrality rules. The New York Times did some excellent reporting on...
  • While Twitter bans Right Wing accounts, Child Pornography goes unnoticed

    11/21/2016 11:21:56 AM PST · by Admiral_Zeon · 41 replies
    Twitter doesn’t have a problem with “hate speech” it has a child pornography problem. While Twitter continues to purge right-leaning accounts at the behest of the Southern Poverty Law Center and other left-wing groups, it allows child pornography accounts. Twitter user @0hour has exposed the massive child pornography ring that exists on Twitter. As I was writing this article, the @0hour Twitter account was suspended. *If you happen to encounter any illicit/illegal material on Twitter or other social media platforms, immediately report it to the FBI.*
  • Twitter child porn horror: Thousands of sick accounts hosting graphic images EXPOSED

    11/21/2016 10:57:23 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 116 replies
    A gamer, known only as Molly, has offered up a dossier of accounts hosting pictures of girls and boys she claims are under 16 to the FBI after making the shocking revelation. Molly told Daily Star Online she has already been offered a bribe of $500 (£400) to remove names from the database which has been posted on Reddit. She said: "Everyone person on this list follows 90% girls or boys under the age of 15 – I didn't want there to be wiggle room, every one of these users chose to follow child porn." Molly told Daily Star Online...
  • Left’s new excuse: ‘Fake news sites’ cost Hillary the election

    11/21/2016 8:25:25 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 31 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/21/16 | Dan Calabrese
    So it's time to ban them from social media, even if there's nothing fake about them. Since the outcome of the election was not what the left wanted, something must have gone wrong. This cannot happen. And whatever it might have been that caused insolent Americans to not vote as the left wished, this horrid thing must be found, must be isolated and must be killed. Of course, another approach would be, say, next time nominate a better candidate, offer better ideas and do a better job of persuading people to vote for you? Nah! Ban something! That’s the left’s...
  • Twitter Has Been Hosting Thousands of Child Pedo Accounts (vanity)

    11/21/2016 3:01:44 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 57 replies
    Any journalists or law enforcement on this site? Take note: 0Hour (some may remember from the campaign) began tagging the FBI and a series of Twitter accounts openly displaying child pornography. His account was suspended. Roseanne Barr noted it on her Twitter page (safe content, but don't click on links within it): Let law enforcement handle this. Do NOT click on suspicious links as having such content on your computer is illegal and the photos might be a 'honeypot' - use to track pedos. Twitter was severely anti-Trump during the campaign. Is this why? Hosting such photos has exposed...
  • Elon Musk’s SpaceX to launch 4,000 satellites for global Internet coverage

    11/21/2016 2:45:10 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 39 replies
    Washington Journal ^ | 11/17/16 | Daniel Navas
    Elon Musk has announced an ambitious plan to put more than 4,000 satellites in space to create a global high-speed internet network. Musk first turned his attention to internet satellites in 2014, and his plan soon received the backing of Google, which chucked $1bn at Space Exploration Technologies Corp, aka SpaceX. Musk said in January 2015 that the plan would cost at least $10bn. The original number of satellites was pinned at 700, but documents filed with the US Federal Communications Commission show that SpaceX wants to deploy 4,425 satellites, plus “in-orbit spares”, to provide high-speed, global internet coverage. Earth...
  • ‘Great Meme War’ Could Hit the Media

    11/19/2016 8:42:31 PM PST · by Lorianne · 29 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 11 November 2016
    When Hillary Clinton invoked her oft-repeated “basket of deplorables” line, the word “deplorable” appeared everywhere on Twitter to be worn with pride—like a badge of honor. Seemingly, through those efforts, big media outlets created a formidable, anonymous enemy. Groups like the SPLC have derided the so-called “alt-right” (and Pepe the Frog) as racist. One day our grandchildren will ask us about The Great Meme War and of the heroes who took part. — Deplorable Guy (@captainjack052) November 11, 2016 “The mainstream media has been staunchly anti-Trump from his announcement, and if you think they’ll back down now then you’re...
  • Facebook's Zuckerberg Reveals 7-Point Plan To Eradicate "Misinformation"

    11/19/2016 6:37:42 PM PST · by Rockitz · 53 replies ^ | 19 November 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a message for his billion-plus users: "you're not capable of deciding for yourself what is 'news' and what is not, so we will do it for you." Facebook has been widely blamed - by the left-leaning mainstream media - for allowing the spread of online misinformation, amusingly much of it pro-Trump, but Zuckerberg has rejected the notion that Facebook influenced the outcome of the election or that fake news is a major problem on the service. "Of all the content on Facebook, more than 99 percent of what people see is authentic," he wrote in...
  • Obama and German Chancellor Merkel want internet controlled by government

    11/19/2016 8:50:04 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 28 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 11/19/16 | Oliver JJ Lane
    The following article was published on the Breitbart website on November 17 of this year: Merkel With Obama: Internet ‘Disruptive’ Force that Has to Be ‘Contained, Managed, and Steered’ by Government By Oliver JJ Lane Speaking at a joint press conference with outgoing American President Barack Obama on his farewell tour, German Chancellor Angela Merkel made chilling remarks about her views on the need for government to control the internet and slammed anti-Islamisation protesters who she accused of hijacking the German spirit for liberty. German Chancellor Merkel, who is presently deciding whether to run for a historic fourth term on...
  • [Red] China Presses Tech Firms to Police the Internet

    11/19/2016 6:57:14 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 2 replies ^ | eva dou
    U.S. tech companies have in many cases resisted cooperating with the government, saying free expression is guaranteed by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and they should not be placed in the position of determining speech that crosses the line into posing a public threat. Such qualms are rare in China. During one session at the conference, former Hong Kong police officer Kam Chow Wong took the stage and flashed pictures across the big screen behind him of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters in 2014. “These kind of people, once they are radicalized, they become the next generation of terrorists,”...
  • Obama Merkel – Internet Censorship Will Control Middle Class Rebellion

    11/19/2016 5:33:33 AM PST · by Cheerio · 29 replies
    ETF News ^ | November 18, 2016 | ETF News
    Obama’s trip to Germany may have been designed to boost his globalist partner Angela Merkel in her failing and fading political fortunes as she seeks to turn Europe into a Muslim continent. His vote of confidence is a two-edged sword with the sharper side being the reality of who and what he’s all about. His endorsement is just as likely to come back to bite Ms Merkel on her now fully exposed and rather unappealing backside. Obama hinted at his support for her run for another term as Chancellor, telling a German audience, “If I were here and I were...
  • The Best 24/7 Live Streams Currently on Youtube

    11/18/2016 10:45:39 PM PST · by fella · 17 replies
    The Best 24/7 Live Streams Currently on YouTube
  • Merkel With Obama: Internet ‘Disruptive’ Force that Has to Be ‘Contained...' (trunc)

    11/18/2016 2:01:15 PM PST · by Twotone · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Nov. 17, 2016 | Oliver J.J. Lane
    Speaking at a joint press conference with outgoing American President Barack Obama on his farewell tour, German Chancellor Angela Merkel made chilling remarks about her views on the need for government to control the internet and slammed anti-Islamisation protesters who she accused of hijacking the German spirit for liberty.
  • Democratic Underground is currently online for Star Members only (total bunker mode)

    11/18/2016 9:11:52 AM PST · by pabianice · 40 replies
    DU | 11/18/16
    Democratic Underground is currently online for Star Members only. If you are a Star Member and you have already reset your password, click here to log in. As most of you probably know, Democratic Underground was vandalized by a hacker on election day, forcing us to take the site offline. We have spent the last week performing a security review of our software. At this time the DU discussion forums are back online for Star Members only. We are taking this precaution because we want to make sure that we are only receiving legitimate traffic while we continue to test...
  • Huffington Post Owner AOL Lays Off 5% Of Staff: 500 Workers Lose Their Jobs

    11/17/2016 10:24:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/17/2016
    Following news that vocally pro-Hillary Clinton Spanish language media conglomerate Univision, which had a Q3 loss of $30 million after revenues dropped 8% to $735 million, would lay off between 200 and 250 workers, in part driven by the media organization's recent acquisition of insolvent Gawker Media, on Thursday ReCode reported that the media bloodbath continues, with another 500 workers, or 5% of the total staff, set to be let go by AOL. AOL CEO Tim Armstrong said that most of the cuts will come in its corporate units, while resources will be shifted more at mobile, video and...
  • 'Useful' List Of False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, And/Or Satirical "Real News" Sources (LOL)

    11/17/2016 7:33:07 AM PST · by Perseverando · 2 replies ^ | November 17, 2016 | Submitted by Alex Christoforou via,
    Having trouble makes sense of what news is real and what news is fake. Worry no more, The Duran has compiled a list of news sources you should avoid at all costs. Disclaimer 1: All of the contents in this document reflect the opinion of the author and are for not educational purposes, because fundamentally I believe you are smart enough to make your own decisions. This resource was split into categories around 2:29pm GMT +2 on 17/11/16. CATEGORY 1: Below is a list of fake, false, or regularly misleading websites that are shared on Facebook and social media. Some...
  • Twitter Initiates Mass Purge Of Prominent Alt-Right Accounts Following Trump Victory (War!)

    11/15/2016 9:54:57 PM PST · by Az Joe · 107 replies
    Twitter has initiated a major purge of prominent accounts associated with the alt-right exactly a week after GOP President-elect Donald Trump’s stunning electoral victory. One of the first and most prominent accounts caught up in the deletion is Richard Spencer, president and director of the National Policy Institute, an alt-right think tank focused on white identity and related policy issues. Read more:
  • Google and Facebook take aim at fake news sites

    11/15/2016 12:42:11 PM PST · by jonatron · 36 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 11/15/2016 | By NICK WINGFIELD, MIKE ISAAC and KATIE BENNER
    ...the tech behemoths could no longer ignore the growing outcry over their power in distributing information to the American electorate. During the past week, two of the world’s biggest internet companies have faced mounting criticism over how fake news on their sites may have influenced the presidential election’s outcome. On Monday, those companies responded by making it clear that they would not tolerate such misinformation by taking pointed aim at fake news sites’ revenue sources. Google kicked off the action Monday afternoon when the Silicon Valley search giant said it would ban websites that peddle fake news from using its...
  • Internet posts telling illegal aliens they'll be deported and lose everything

    11/15/2016 5:28:24 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 51 replies
    On the street | 15 November 2016 | menemenetekelupharsin
    Illegal aliens are reading on the internet that they are about to be deported en masse and will lose all possessions. Must be propaganda from the left to terrorize them. All lies. This stuff has to be stopped by someone. It plays into the hands of the leftists.
  • Digital Lock Down: Google and Facebook Take Aim At ‘Fake News’ Websites: “The Establishment Is...

    11/15/2016 9:57:05 AM PST · by blam · 18 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 11-15-2016 | Mac Slavo
    Mac SlavoNovember 15,2016 In the runup to the 2016 election Matt Drudge linked to reports that Hillary Clinton’s health was faltering. For weeks the ‘rumors’ were denied by mainstream media, especially left-leaning web sites. As the election drew closer, The Huffington Post and other partisan web sites claimed that Clinton had unbeatable lead. On November 4th, just days before the election, Huff Post went so far as to suggest that Clinton had a 98% chance of winning the election. All the while, alternative media researchers, journalists, commentators and bloggers were highlighting the fact that polls actually showed a dead even...
  • Renegade Facebook Employees Form Task Force To Battle Fake News

    11/14/2016 3:53:35 PM PST · by ColdOne · 14 replies ^ | 11/14/16 | Sheera Frenkel
    SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook employees have formed an unofficial task force to question the role their company played in promoting fake news in the lead-up to Donald Trump’s victory in the US election last week, amid a larger, national debate over the rise of fake and misleading news articles in a platform used by more than 150 million Americans. The task force, which sources tell BuzzFeed News includes employees from across the company, has already refuted a statement made by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at a conference last week that the argument that fake news on Facebook affected the election...
  • Massive FriendFinder Hack Compromises Over 412 Million Accounts

    11/14/2016 2:22:10 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 14, 2016
    Login credentials for over 412 million users of adult websites run by California-based FriendFinder Networks Inc. were compromised last month in the largest hack of 2016, according to breach notification website Compromised data includes nearly 340 million credentials for, which bills itself as “the world’s largest sex and swinger community,” some 63 million records from video sex-chat site and about 7 million records from adult magazine site, LeakedSource said in a blog published on Sunday. Asked if the account from LeakedSource was accurate, the company provided Reuters with a statement saying it had brought in outside...
  • If You're Blaming Facebook For The Election Results, You're An Idiot

    11/11/2016 8:04:23 PM PST · by Lorianne · 10 replies
    Tech Dirt ^ | 09 November 2016 | Mike Masnik
    Yeah, okay, I know there are a million and one "hot takes" going on across the media about what happened yesterday and "what went wrong." I already wrote about what the election means for tech policy and civil liberties, but the trite setup of the blame game is getting really stupid, really fast. I had already started writing up a response to this silly Vox article about how "Facebook is harming our democracy" before the election (the story came out over the weekend), but now that I'm seeing more and more people (especially in the media) blaming Facebook and "algorithms"...
  • Celebrating Vets day tomorrow with big thanks and... a war game Machinima style?!

    11/10/2016 9:55:12 PM PST · by mainestategop · 12 replies
    Well I want to share this and see what ya'll think? Kyle Weissman who does our new history blogIs not only a historian but an avid war gamer. His favorite battles he recreates are from the middle ages and the Napoleonic wars. I have decided to check out just how good he is and play with him on a few war gaming matches to see how good he really is. Maybe pick up some strategy of my own and record the whole thing on my Youtube channel!! We'll be playing Empire total war set in the revolutionary war, an old...
  • Democrat Undergroud: Picked up their marbles and went home.

    11/09/2016 10:03:03 AM PST · by Fitzy_888 · 51 replies
    DUmmies | Nov. 11, 2016 | VANITY
    Around 4:30pm on Tuesday November 8, Democratic Underground was hacked, apparently by a supporter of Donald Trump. This person clearly knew what they were doing, and despite our best efforts we have not yet been able to resolve the issues caused by the hack. We do not believe that any member data has been compromised. And we are confident that donor data has not been compromised because that information is handled by PayPal and never passes through to our servers. But at this time we are unable to bring our discussion forum online. The hack was clearly aimed to cause...
  • Reddit: Hillary Folks in Meltdown Mode

    11/09/2016 4:25:15 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 67 replies
    Entire Subreddit dedicated to it. Folks are losing their minds.
  • Democratic Underground ... temporarily offline. We apologize for the inconvenience.

    11/08/2016 2:40:16 PM PST · by Chad_the_Impaler · 106 replies temporarily offline. We apologize for the inconvenience.
  • China passes new cybersecurity law threatening foreign businesses

    11/07/2016 7:26:07 PM PST · by aimhigh · 7 replies
    ITProPortal ^ | 11/07/2016 | Anthony Spadafora
    A new cybersecurity law passed in China has left many foreign businesses concerned as they will soon be required to store their data locally when operating in the country. The new cybersecurity law will also make it more difficult for businesses to operate in China, as they will be required to collect and store real names and personal information from their online users. This includes messaging services that may end up having to store conversations sent between users as well. Foreign internet companies will also be affected by the new law as they will have to store their data locally...
  • The "peak weird" election: What to expect next (Free Republic mentioned)

    11/06/2016 9:51:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Enter Stage Right ^ | November 7, 2016 | Daniel M. Ryan
    One For The History Books… In the wee hours of Tuesday night/Wednesday morning, we'll finally see the outcome of what's been the weirdest Presidential election in United States history. Depending on your view of the true power of the Presidency, the next four years will either see a jarring fork in policy or a lot of sound and fury signifying same-old-same-old. Interestingly, the Never-Trumpers are licking their chops at a Hillary Clinton Presidency forced to square off against a Republican Congress. If Trump wins, there is a chance for a same-old-same-old Presidency. You probably know this, Donald Trump being the...
  • Why Light Bulbs May Be the Next Hacker Target [Internet of Things]

    11/03/2016 6:38:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 3, 2016 | John Markoff
    The so-called Internet of Things, its proponents argue, offers many benefits: energy efficiency, technology so convenient it can anticipate what you want, even reduced congestion on the roads. Now here’s the bad news: Putting a bunch of wirelessly connected devices in one area could prove irresistible to hackers. And it could allow them to spread malicious code through the air, like a flu virus on an airplane.
  • Google clashes with Microsoft over Windows flaw disclosure (actively exploited zero-day vuln)

    10/31/2016 6:41:58 PM PDT · by dayglored · 25 replies
    PC World ^ | Oct 31, 2016 | Michael Kan
    Google and Microsoft are butting heads over the disclosure of vulnerabilities. On Monday, Google revealed a critical flaw in Windows after it gave Microsoft a ten-day window to warn the public about it.Google posted about the zero-day vulnerability on its security blog, saying Microsoft had yet to publish a fix or issue an advisory about the software flaw."This vulnerability is particularly serious because we know it is being actively exploited," Google said. It lets hackers exploit a bug in the Windows kernel, via a win32k.sys system call, to bypass the security sandbox.The search giant originally told Microsoft about the problem...
  • Facebook Lets Advertisers Exclude Users by Race

    10/28/2016 9:35:34 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies ^ | 10/28/16 | Julia Angwin and Terry Parris Jr.
    Imagine if, during the Jim Crow era, a newspaper offered advertisers the option of placing ads only in copies that went to white readers. That’s basically what Facebook is doing nowadays. The ubiquitous social network not only allows advertisers to target users by their interests or background, it also gives advertisers the ability to exclude specific groups it calls “Ethnic Affinities.” Ads that exclude people based on race, gender and other sensitive factors....