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  • Will Congress allow the Internet Giveaway?

    09/23/2016 9:33:07 PM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 25 replies
    9/23/16 | originalbuckeye
    Will Congress stop Obama? Will we still have a free and open Internet in January, 2017?
  • White House: Transferring Internet control is limited government

    09/23/2016 7:35:10 PM PDT · by bushwon · 115 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/22/16 | Nicole Duran
    The White House mocked GOP nominee Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz for trying to prevent the Commerce Department from transferring technical oversight of the Internet to an international body. "It doesn't withstand scrutiny," President Obama's spokesman Josh Earnest said on Thursday. "It also strikes me as a curious position for a self-described small government conservative to shut down the government to ensure that the federal government can continue to control the Internet," Earnest said of Cruz. "It doesn't make any sense." Cruz is trying to stop the multi-year transition that will leave the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and...
  • This is Why the Job Market Stinks, but No One is Talking about it

    09/23/2016 10:27:52 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 29 replies
    Wolf Street ^ | 21 September 2016 | James Murray
    Anyone who pays any attention knows that something unusual is happening to employment. Good full time jobs are disappearing, being replaced by lower paying and part time jobs. Experts and especially politicians have explanations and excuses: Offshoring to lower labor countries, excessive rules and regulations, illegal aliens, lack of education in the workforce…. The list goes on and on. What I rarely hear: automation. When most people hear “automation,” they think “robots.” Most robots are dedicated and expensive and don’t replace that many people. “Automation” or computer control is what gets the majority of the jobs, and it is not...
  • Trump backs Ted Cruz’s Internet domain crusade

    09/22/2016 5:33:34 PM PDT · by bushwon · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/21/16 | Kelsey Snell
    <p>Ted Cruz has yet to endorse Donald Trump for president, but Donald Trump is endorsing Ted Cruz’s top legislative priority.</p> <p>Trump announced Wednesday that he supports a GOP-led push to delay a planned end to the U.S. government’s role managing a group that oversees Internet domain names. Cruz (R-Tex.) has been leading the charge to maintain U.S. control over the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) as part of a short-term government spending bill that must pass before Sept. 30 to prevent a government shutdown.</p>
  • John Bolton on Obama’s Internet Handover: ‘Within Ten Years, the Internet as We Know It Will End’

    09/22/2016 8:49:13 PM PDT · by bushwon · 72 replies
    Breitbart.com and Breitbart Radio- ^ | 9/22/16 | John Hayward
    More from the article - interview mp4 available at link. On Thursday’s Breitbart News Daily on SiriusXM, former U.N. ambassador John Bolton predicted that the impending transfer of Internet domain control from American supervision to an international body will mean the end of the Internet “as we know it.” Speaking to Breitbart Editor-in-Chief and SiriusXM host Alex Marlow, Bolton explained that we should be “very concerned” about the transfer from “a national-security perspective.” “What we’ve gotten out of the Internet, under the shelter of a private American organization that contracts with the Commerce Department, [is] one of the few cases...
  • BREAKING: Yahoo says hackers stole info in 500 million user accounts

    09/22/2016 12:23:12 PM PDT · by NRx · 78 replies
    WaPo ^ | 09-22-2016 | Staff
    The stolen data includes users’ names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, passwords and security questions for verifying an account holder’s identity. This is a developing story. It will be updated.
  • [BREAKING NEWS] Who oversees the internet? Will Congress delay Oct. 1 transfer?

    09/22/2016 11:55:08 AM PDT · by bushwon · 27 replies
    McClatchy News ^ | 9/22/16 | Maria Recio
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has been darkly warning about giving up U.S. oversight of internet names as of Oct. 1 – and he has been getting growing support for congressional action, even from Donald Trump. But on Thursday Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., laid out a “clean CR,” a blueprint for a continuing resolution to fund the government from Oct. 1 through Dec. 9. It does not include a provision to delay the transfer. “There have been broad requests for a clean continuing resolution,” said McConnell on the Senate floor. “So that’s what I’ve just offered. It’s the result...
  • Chinese teen starves mother to death in fury at brutal Internet addiction boot camp

    09/22/2016 8:38:27 AM PDT · by LouieFisk · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 22, 2016 | Simon Denyer
    "The girl's parents had become increasingly concerned about her behavior after she dropped out of school. On the suggestion of an aunt, they decided to send their daughter to the camp, which claims to have cured 7,000 children of Internet addiction in the past two decades."
  • Donald Trump Comes Out Against Obama’s United Nations Internet Takeover

    09/22/2016 8:32:35 AM PDT · by bushwon · 21 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 09/21/16 | Mathew Boyle
    NEW YORK CITY, New York — Donald J. Trump, the Republican nominee for president, has sided with the sovereignty of the American people against international elites yet again by coming out in public opposition to President Barack Obama’s internet giveaway to a United Nations globalist body. Stephen Miller, Donald Trump’s chief policy adviser, said in a Wednesday statement: Donald J. Trump is committed to preserving Internet freedom for the American people and citizens all over the world. The U.S. should not turn control of the Internet over to the United Nations and the international community. President Obama intends to do...
  • Trump Opposes President Obama’s Plan to Surrender American Internet Control to Foreign Powers

    09/22/2016 6:19:33 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 38 replies
    www.donaldjtrump.com ^ | Trump Campaign
    "Donald J. Trump is committed to preserving Internet freedom for the American people and citizens all over the world. The U.S. should not turn control of the Internet over to the United Nations and the international community. President Obama intends to do so on his own authority – just 10 days from now, on October 1st, unless Congress acts quickly to stop him. The Republicans in Congress are admirably leading a fight to save the Internet this week, and need all the help the American people can give them to be successful. Hillary Clinton’s Democrats are refusing to protect the...
  • ICANN's Secret Plot: rigged oversight, designs on .mil, $2.5 mil in lobbying

    09/21/2016 7:52:55 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 40 replies
    FR exclusive, many links to be provided in followup posts. | September 21, 2016 | Arthur March
    Condi Rice and Madam Albright are both tied to the $2.5 million lobby effort to get ICANN's internet 'transition' passed. [And evidence of 'walking around money'.] According to professional witness testimony this lobby effort was a ... pack ... of ... lies. [This exclusive uncovers all of that.] "Without [free speech protection] ICANN risks becoming an unregulated monopoly with no effective outside oversight and control." -- Paul Rosenzweig [professional witness at latest ICANN hearing] That's the fastest summary I've found yet: ... a "monopoly with no effective outside oversight". And one thing in their crosshairs is our military websites. They...
  • AT&T Reveals Secret Plan For Wi-Fi Even Faster Than Google Fiber (city power pole WiFi repeaters)

    09/21/2016 7:28:39 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 44 replies
    Forbes ^ | 09/20/2016 | Shelby Carpenter
    AT&T Reveals Secret Plan For Wi-Fi Even Faster Than Google Fiber http://www.forbes.com/sites/shelbycarpenter/2016/09/20/att-secret-plan-wifi-fast-google-fiber/#376df98e643b Tech #AllThingsMobile Sep 20, 2016 @ 08:03 PM AT&T Reveals Secret Plan For Wi-Fi Even Faster Than Google Fiber Shelby Carpenter  Think Google Fiber is the hottest thing in Internet connectivity? Well, there’s a new kid on the block in the unlikely form of wireless stalwart AT&T. The new plan, called Project AirGig, was announced in a press release on Tuesday and AT&T says it comes as the result of over 10 years of research and 100 patent applications for new technologies. AirGig is still highly experimental, but...
  • Trump opposes plan for U.S. to cede internet oversight

    09/21/2016 5:05:35 PM PDT · by bushwon · 62 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 21, 2016 | Dustin Volz
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump opposes a long-planned transition of oversight of the internet's technical management from the U.S. government to a global community of stakeholders, his campaign said in a statement on Wednesday. Congress should block the handover, scheduled to occur on Oct. 1, "or internet freedom will be lost for good, since there will be no way to make it great again once it is lost," Stephen Miller, national policy director for the Trump campaign, said in a statement. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, a former presidential primary foe of Trump's who has refused to endorse the real...
  • Statement: Donald Trump Opposes Ceding Internet Control To Foreign Powers…

    09/21/2016 3:43:33 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 37 replies
    THE CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 21 SEPTEMBER 2016 | SUNDANCE
    “Donald J. Trump is committed to preserving Internet freedom for the American people and citizens all over the world. The U.S. should not turn control of the Internet over to the United Nations and the international community. President Obama intends to do so on his own authority – just 10 days from now, on October 1st, unless Congress acts quickly to stop him. The Republicans in Congress are admirably leading a fight to save the Internet this week, and need all the help the American people can give them to be successful. Hillary Clinton’s Democrats are refusing to protect the...
  • Ted Cruz: Appreciate Donald Trump’s support of our efforts to keep the internet free

    09/21/2016 3:45:04 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 80 replies
    Twitter ^ | 9/21/2016
    Ted Cruz: "Appreciate @realDonaldTrump’s support of our efforts to keep the internet free."
  • ICANN A FReeper List of Those Who Opposed (Vanity)

    09/21/2016 1:31:46 PM PDT · by The Westerner · 44 replies
    The Westerner
    For future reference, a list of congressmen or major public figures who opposed transfer of ICANN to foreign control is important. Granted that some senators are taking a stand now, for political reasons, but FReepers can put that on the list as background information. Please keep your post brief so the list can be skimmed quickly. Or separate the name and your comment with a paragraph. Some FReepers have argued that the impending transfer on October 1, 2016 is akin to giving Communist China the Panama Canal--or worse: because they who control domain name listings, control Free Speech. Some FReepers...
  • Changing who controls ICANN jeopardizes our presidential election

    09/20/2016 10:24:57 PM PDT · by bushwon · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/20/16 | Theresa Peyton
    Changing who controls the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) so close to our presidential election will jeopardize the results of how you vote on Nov. 8 unless Congress stops this changeover. When the calendar hits Sept. 30, a mere 6 weeks before our election, the United States cannot be assured that if any web site is hacked, the responsible party will be held accountable. We cannot be sure if a web site is a valid. We cannot be sure if one country is being favored over another. These are all the things ICANN is responsible for and...
  • The Daily Beast Alt-Right Pepe Article Debunked, No Corrections Made

    09/20/2016 6:20:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    One Angry Gamer ^ | September 17, 2016 | Billy D.
    After Hillary Clinton called out the Alt-Right and established that the fringe political sect was inexplicably linked to a decade old meme called “Pepe”, the Daily Beast’s Olivia Nuzzi did an article with two individuals who claimed to have helped establish Pepe the Frog as a white supremacist representing Donald Trump and the Alt-Right. The only thing is… everything the duo told Nuzzi turned out to be a lie. Nuzzi printed the article back on May 26th, 2016 on The Daily Beast. Jared T. Swift and Paul Town, two anonymous individuals who claimed to be white nationalists, fed Nuzzi a...
  • Twitter Hillary Clinton Promoted Tweet (Hillary-ous Comments)

    Twitter promoted a Hillary Clinton Tweet and shoved it onto my feed, looks like it did this for a LOT of non-Hillary Supporters, comment section is awesome!
  • We Shouldn’t Give Away the Internet to Authoritarian Regimes

    09/20/2016 6:59:37 AM PDT · by PROCON · 65 replies
    dailysignal.com ^ | Sep. 19, 2016 | Sen. Mike Lee
    The essence of human freedom, of civilization itself, is cooperation: cooperation between friends and family; businesses and customers; entrepreneurs and employees. History and human experience teach that humans cooperate best when they do so voluntarily, without government coercion. That is why I fully support the eventual transition of control over the internet from the Department of Commerce and to a private entity. But I also worry that President Barack Obama is hastily rushing the current transfer of power to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which could make it easier for the United Nations to take over...
  • Italy on the verge of the stupidest censorship law in European history

    09/19/2016 10:09:40 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 14 replies
    boingboing ^ | SEP 18 2016 | CORY DOCTOROW
    After a string of high-profile cyberbullying and revenge-porn incidents, the Italian Chamber of Deputies has put forward a bill that will do nothing to prevent these abuses, and everything to allow for rampant, unaccountable censorship of the Italian internet, without rule of law or penalty for abuse. Under the proposed law, the "site manager" of Italian media, including bloggers, newspapers and social networks would be obliged to censor "mockery" based on "the personal and social condition" of the victim -- that is, anything the recipient felt was personally insulting. The penalty for failing to take action is a fine of...
  • Someone is learning & practicing how to take down the Internet

    09/18/2016 7:11:32 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 28 replies
    Fellowship of the Minds ^ | 18 September 2016 | Dr. Eowyn
    This is serious and genuinely alarming. Bruce Schneider is an expert in cyber-security, the Chief Technology Officer of Resilient, an IBM Company, a fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center, and a board member of Electronic Frontier Foundation — an organization defending our rights in the digital world. In a blog post, Schneider sounds the alarm that in the past year, the websites of major companies that provide the Internet’s basic services repeatedly have been attacked, each time more sophisticated than the last, which suggests “someone” is practicing how to take down the Internet by learning from the companies’ defensive moves. Below...
  • Food stamps may soon be available for online shopping

    09/17/2016 12:50:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 15, 2016 | Christina Beck, The Christian Science Monitor
    Online shopping has long been a boon for most Americans, whether they hate the scrutinizing stares of fellow shoppers, the chaos of big stores, or simply can't get out the door. Soon, modifications to the federal food stamp program, SNAP, might make the benefits of online shopping available to some who could need it most: the many recipients who live in areas where there are fewer healthy grocery stores, known as "food deserts." On Thursday, the Department of Agriculture began asking for companies to join a pilot project to allow SNAP recipients to purchase their groceries online. If successful after...
  • Facebook Is Dead To Me

    09/16/2016 7:57:51 AM PDT · by SkyDancer · 80 replies
    The Daily Mail United Kingdom ^ | 08:06 EST, 16 September 2016 | Tanya Li For Daily Mail Australia
    'How to pick up Jewish chicks': Vile anti-Semitic picture shows human remains on a shovel - but Facebook refused to remove it
  • Someone Is Learning How to Take Down the Internet

    09/15/2016 4:29:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Lawfare ^ | September 13, 2016 | Bruce Schneier
    Over the past year or two, someone has been probing the defenses of the companies that run critical pieces of the Internet. These probes take the form of precisely calibrated attacks designed to determine exactly how well these companies can defend themselves, and what would be required to take them down. We don't know who is doing this, but it feels like a large a large nation state. China and Russia would be my first guesses. First, a little background. If you want to take a network off the Internet, the easiest way to do it is with a distributed...
  • Rogers blacks out NFL games on Twitter in Canada (Welcome to China North)

    09/15/2016 10:42:24 AM PDT · by jerod · 17 replies
    SUN website ^ | September 15, 2016 | BY JOHN KRYK, TORONTO SUN
    TORONTO - Canada is one of the few countries in the world where the first ‘tweetcast’ in NFL history cannot be viewed. Rogers is blacking out tonight’s New York Jets at Buffalo Bills game on Twitter, coast to coast. The NFL has arranged for the next 10 Thursday Night Football telecasts to be streamed live on Twitter, accessible either on the social media giant’s website or app. That is, the root TV feed from either CBS (this week) or NBC can be watched live, for free, on mobile phone, tablet, PC or connected TV. Rogers Communications Inc.’s Sportsnet cable network...
  • FBI director: Cover Up Your Webcam

    09/15/2016 9:34:02 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 51 replies
    The HIll ^ | 9-14-2016 | Julain Hattem
    The head of the FBI on Wednesday defended putting a piece of tape over his personal laptop's webcam, claiming the security step was a common sense one that most should take. “There’s some sensible things you should be doing, and that’s one of them,” Director James Comey said during a conference at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. “You go into any government office and we all have the little camera things that sit on top of the screen,” he added. “They all have a little lid that closes down on them. “You do that so that people who...
  • Should US keep control of group that handles internet domain names(Cruz fighting Obama's give away)

    09/14/2016 4:49:19 PM PDT · by mtrott · 23 replies
    McClatchyDC ^ | September 14, 2016 | Maria Recio
    During an often-contentious hearing Wednesday, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, took on the Obama administration for what has become his latest signature issue: internet oversight.
  • Someone is Probing to Take Down the Internet, Warns Cryptographer

    09/14/2016 9:55:02 AM PDT · by amorphous · 61 replies
    Hacked.Com ^ | 14 Sep 2016 | Samburaj Das
    The pillars that provide the basic infrastructure of the internet are being probed by an unknown entity that is probing for that point where the foundation cracks and the internet breaks. The internet’s critical and underlying basic infrastructure is being probed by an unknown attacker who is – patiently – looking for vulnerabilities, revealed cybersecurity expert and cryptographer Bruce Schneier. A board member at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the Tor project, Schneier is also the chief technology officer at Resilient, a cybersecurity firm recently acquired by IBM. In a blog post, Schneier states that some of the companies...
  • FIREWORKS Predicted at Today's Hearing reg. Internet Giveaway

    09/14/2016 5:46:06 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 45 replies
    Paul Rosenzweig [2nd Panel witness] and other sources | self -- Free Republic Current News
    One expert witness, Paul Rosenzweig, predicts fireworks during the First Panel: "I will be testifying as well, but on the second panel—the fireworks will be on the first panel, I'm sure." The first panel will include many in favor of multinational oversight for ICANN, and the questioning will likely get hot. While many in congress trust President Obama's plan, Paul Rosenzweig noted: "The Chairmen of the four relevant committees (Senate and House, Judiciary and Commerce), however, have called for the administration to reconsider its decision." ** Get that -- ALL FOUR chairmen [who are most informed about the controversy], and...
  • Feds to make a ruling over politicking on the Web

    09/14/2016 5:56:05 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    A political action committee is looking to figure out whether it can safely use the Internet to support national political candidates, or whether the Federal Election Commission might seize the opportunity to impose the kind of regulations Democrats have been striving to attain. The request for an advisory opinion, filed on behalf of Citizen Super PAC, asks the FEC whether it would be permissible to email supporters of a candidate's campaign, or whether that would cross a line prohibiting coordination with candidates.
  • Facebook, Twitter join coalition to improve online news (First Draft News, a GooGle backed op)

    09/13/2016 7:17:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 9/13/16 | AFP
    Washington (AFP) - Facebook, Twitter and news organizations including Agence France-Presse have joined a coalition of media and technology groups seeking to filter out online misinformation and improve news quality on social networks. First Draft News, which is backed by Google, announced Tuesday that some 20 news organizations will be part of its partner network to share information on best practices for journalism in the online age. Jenni Sargent, managing director of First Draft, said the partner network will help advance the organization's goal of improving news online and on social networks. ...
  • Adam Kinzinger (Ill 16th) and Internet Freedom

    09/13/2016 8:30:01 AM PDT · by bobt7818 · 25 replies
    Vanity
    Called Adam Kinzinger’s (Ill 16) DC office yesterday and asked, “What is my Congressman going to do to prevent Obama from ceding our Internet freedom to the UN by giving up US control of ICANN?” They claimed they did not know anything about this. Has anyone else had a similar experience with their “Representative”?
  • Cruz slams Obama for 'internet giveaway'

    09/08/2016 6:59:41 PM PDT · by bushwon · 75 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/08/2016 | Ashley Gold
    Ted Cruz and other Republicans are barreling toward a September showdown with the White House over its plan to give up oversight of the internet, as the Obama administration tries to rally support from the tech and telecom industries. GOP lawmakers have long warned that the administration's plan to relinquish its authority over ICANN, the global nonprofit that manages the internet's domain name system, could give authoritarian countries like China and Russia an opening to make an online power grab. Now, as the actual date of the transition approaches — Oct. 1 — Republicans are looking at throwing up new...
  • Can the GOP stop Obama's internet giveaway?

    09/08/2016 10:46:45 AM PDT · by PROCON · 51 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | Sep. 8, 2016 | Rick Moran
    As the October 1 deadline approaches for the us to turn over control of ICANN, the domain name non profit, to the international community, several congressional Republicans are vowing to fight the move because they say it's dangerous and premature. Politico: GOP lawmakers have long warned that the administration's plan to relinquish its authority over ICANN, the global nonprofit that manages the internet's domain name system, could give authoritarian countries like China and Russia an opening to make an online power grab. Now, as the actual date of the transition approaches — Oct. 1 — Republicans are looking at throwing...
  • To Battle “Trolls,” Establishment Wages War on Internet Freedom

    09/07/2016 4:33:39 PM PDT · by detective · 4 replies
    The New American ^ | 06 September 2016 | Alex Newman
    The establishment's false narratives about the world are imploding in spectacular fashion thanks to the Internet, and the establishment's propagandists are increasingly being called out for their deception. That has the establishment extremely upset. So upset, in fact, that establishment propagandists and the federal government are busy demonizing online freedom and concocting ways to clamp down on voices that expose the false narratives. But Americans can stop it. From abolishing and censoring comment sections on establishment media websites to squandering Americans' tax money on stopping online “trolls” and even creating government-controlled troll accounts to manipulate public opinion, the establishment is...
  • AABACO nightmare: locks former Yahoo Small Businesses out of their websites

    09/07/2016 11:34:34 AM PDT · by pabianice · 8 replies
    telapost ^ | 9/7/16
    Around November 12 2015 the complaints started pouring in. Small business owners and other various webmasters have been unable to log in to their Yahoo Small Business dashboard, now called the Aabaco Small Business Dashboard. The Yahoo login screen says that the name has changed but the team is the same. You would think there has been a seamless transaction that has taken place. Unfortunately, this is where the problems begin. Yahoo Small Business clients are having all kinds of problems, and Aabaco is not helping. So far I have heard: Aabaco will not answer the phone Aabaco says wait...
  • Apple, Google Back Microsoft Over ‘Sneak-and-Peek’ Searches (link Only due to copyright issues)

    09/06/2016 10:55:35 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 19 replies
    Bloomberg | September 6, 2016 | By Kartikay Mehrotra and Diana Bass
    Apple, Amazon, Google, Energy companies, and Airlines, and others back Microsoft in battle with government overreach. Link only due to copy right issues: Apple, Google Back Microsoft Over ‘Sneak-and-Peek’
  • New cyberattacks threaten tax professionals

    09/06/2016 9:54:02 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 3 replies
    Journal of Accountancy ^ | September 2, 2016 | Alistair M. Nevius, J.D.
    The IRS warned tax practitioners on Friday of a new wave of cyberattacks that allow criminals to remotely access practitioners' computers and file fraudulent tax returns. The attacks come as practitioners prepare for the Oct. 17 extended filing deadline for individual returns; the IRS reported similar attacks before the April 15 deadline. The IRS says that the attacks allow thieves to take control of practitioners' computers, access client data, and complete and e-file tax returns, directing the resulting refunds into the criminals' own accounts. Victims become aware of the attacks when reconciling e-filing acknowledgments.
  • Fairyland Fixes for O's Internet Giveaway [aw!m vanity]

    09/06/2016 8:59:56 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 12 replies
    After Obama gives away the Internet's 'phone directory' [at the end of this month] numerous FRiends assure me, "Trump will fix it when he's president." I will make it clear that is wildly dangerous. Besides, why wait? Now that we've cut through the spin and made it easy to understand, this issue is a big win for conservatism and exposes the entire DNC's contempt for freedom of speech. Besides, the more rapidly voters are aware, the easier the fix will be. Assuming Hillary doesn't steal this election, Trump will wish he had prevented this treasonous outrage during the campaign. Here's...
  • ITT Educational Services, Inc. to Cease Operations at all ITT Technical Institutes

    09/06/2016 7:33:44 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 55 replies
    ittesi.com ^ | 9-6-16 | ITT
    "It is with profound regret that we must report that ITT Educational Services, Inc. will discontinue academic operations at all of its ITT Technical Institutes permanently after approximately 50 years of continuous service. With what we believe is a complete disregard by the U.S. Department of Education for due process to the company, hundreds of thousands of current students and alumni and more than 8,000 employees will be negatively affected. The actions of and sanctions from the U.S. Department of Education have forced us to cease operations of the ITT Technical Institutes, and we will not be offering our September...
  • Indonesia asks Alibaba's Jack Ma to advise its e-commerce development

    09/05/2016 4:46:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    ETRetail ^ | September 5, 2016 | Reuters
    Indonesia has asked the chairman of China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, Jack Ma, to act as adviser in the development of the Southeast Asian country's nascent e-commerce industry, according to a video released by the government. Indonesia has the world's fourth-largest population, boasting a young, internet-savvy demographic, and a thriving e-commerce market that is increasingly attracting global investors. Earlier this year, Alibaba bought a controlling stake in Southeast Asian online retailer Lazada Group for around $1 billion, while a group of investors led by private equity firms KKR & Co LP and Warburg Pincus LLC poured more than $550 million...
  • Felons caught with firearms after Facebook Live broadcast (TR)

    WINTHROP HARBOR, Ill. (WLS) -- Two convicted felons who were not allowed to possess firearms were caught at a north suburban gun range after Evanston police came across a Facebook Live broadcast. Police say members of the Evanston Police Department Intelligence Unit regularly monitor various social media outlets. On Wednesday, an investigator monitoring Facebook found an active Evanston gang member and convicted felon on parole taking part in a Facebook Live video from a Winthrop Harbor gun range, police said. Facebook Lives are videos that users can make that post in real-time and then once completed, stay on the user's...
  • Failed rocket was carrying Facebook satellite to give Africa the Internet (SpaceX)

    09/04/2016 7:39:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    EurActiv ^ | Sep 2, 2016 | Matthew Tempest
    The space rocket which exploded before takeoff yesterday (1 September) was carrying a satellite Facebook intended to use to connect sub-Saharan Africa to the Internet. Whilst many critics have had doubts about the plan of founder Mark Zuckerberg to provide web access to the developing world, the destruction of the SpaceX rocket and its cargo will set the plan back many months, if not years. The explosion of the Falcon 9 rocket on the launchpad at NASA’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida also saw the destruction of its AMOS-6 satellite, manufactured by an Israeli firm, but leased to...
  • ‘SHUT IT DOWN’: Reuters cuts only news video feed as black pastor thanks Trump

    09/04/2016 6:08:49 AM PDT · by Kyle Olson · 96 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 9/4/2016 | Kyle Olson
    Reuters was reportedly the only news service to be providing video coverage of Donald Trump’s visit to a Detroit church on Saturday, and a mystery voice could be overheard ordering someone to “shut down” the feed before the event had concluded. Bishop Wayne T. Jackson was presenting Trump with a prayer shawl and two Bibles when a hushed voice off camera could be heard saying, “I’m shooting this, I don’t care what…” Moments later, the same voice said “Shut this down?” “Shut it, yeah,” another voice said.
  • Clinton: Treat cyberattacks 'like any other attack'

    Hillary Clinton on Wednesday called for the U.S. to begin treating cyberattacks like any other assault on the country. “As president, I will make it clear that the United States will treat cyberattacks just like any other attack,” the Democratic presidential nominee said. “We will be ready with serious political, economic and military responses.” Clinton called for the U.S. to “lead the world in setting the rules in cyberspace.” “If America doesn’t, others will,” she said. The remarks, given during a foreign policy speech at the American Legion Convention in Cincinnati, address one the central challenges the Obama administration has...
  • Congress has just one month to keep the internet under US control

    09/02/2016 2:59:42 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 19 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | Aug. 30, 2016
    Both houses of Congress are out of session for another week and time is rapidly running out for lawmakers to save the internet. When Congress comes back into session next Tuesday, it will only have a few short weeks to accomplish one of the most important tasks before it: ensuring that control of the internet does not fall into the hands of those who would actively censor it to the detriment of free speech and American interests. On Sept. 30, the United States is poised to hand over control of the internet to the United Nations, following a years-long push...
  • Facebook Just Got a Whole Lot Creepier

    08/30/2016 4:28:10 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 70 replies
    Facebook Just Got a Whole Lot Creepier ^ | 30 August 2016 | Michael Krieger
    I’ve been creeped out by Facebook for a long time now. The following story takes it to another level. From Fusion: While some of these incredibly accurate friend suggestions are amusing, others are alarming, such as this story from Lisa*, a psychiatrist who is an infrequent Facebook user, mostly signing in to RSVP for events. Last summer, she noticed that the social network had started recommending her patients as friends—and she had no idea why. “I haven’t shared my email or phone contacts with Facebook,” she told me over the phone. The next week, things got weirder. Most of her...
  • PayPal should level playing field for Palestinian entrepreneurs

    08/31/2016 6:08:55 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 12 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | 08/30/2016 | David Palumbo-Liu
    Living here in Silicon Valley, one of the world's wealthiest areas and home to thousands of affluent tech entrepreneurs, it is hard to imagine life in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. Life there is fraught with power outages, water restrictions, lack of medical supplies, an education system that has been weakened by bombings and forced closures, and high unemployment.
  • Losing the Internet one month before election

    08/30/2016 9:10:00 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 41 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/30/16 | Judi McLeod
    Stay focused, determined and resolute until you get out to vote Donald Trump We should take seriously all the bombs Barack Hussein Obama plans to toss in our path on his way out of the door. Most know that his coming departure is only a temporary one, given that Hillary Clinton is poised to be Obama’s third term in office. Next big bombshell coming down the pike at America: At midnight September 30, Obama will cut off the access of millions to the Internet by abdicating Internet stewardship over to the control of the United Nations.