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  • De-Google-ify Yourself (6 min video)

    08/18/2017 11:24:23 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 26 replies
    youtube ^ | Aug 18, 2017 | BPS
    (Tips, for those wishing to dump Google, on alternatives to their services - Browser, Search Engines, youtube, gmail, etc) (A commentator suggested you do a google image search on "white couple" - he said the results would make your blood boil. He was right.)
  • Some Are Troubled By Online Shaming Of Charlottesville Rally Participants

    08/17/2017 3:07:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | August 15, 2017 | Laura Sydell
    The names and faces of individuals who were part of last weekend's white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., are being plastered all over the Internet by civil rights advocates. It's part of an effort to shame the people who participated. But it's a tactic that can also snare some innocent people in its net. "Yes, You're Racist" is the name of a Twitter account that has been very active in posting pictures of white supremacists at the Charlottesville march and rally. Logan Smith, who runs the account, thinks other people should see the faces of white supremacists. "They're not wearing...
  • Silicon Valley Billionaires Are the New Robber Barons

    08/17/2017 3:02:17 PM PDT · by Mafe · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | August 17, 2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Progressives used to pressure U.S. corporations to cut back on outsourcing and on the tactic of building their products abroad to take advantage of inexpensive foreign workers. During the 2012 election, President Obama attacked Mitt Romney as a potential illiberal “outsourcer-in-chief” for investing in companies that went overseas in search of cheap labor. Yet most of the computers and smartphones sold by Silicon Valley companies are still being built abroad — to mostly silence from progressive watchdogs.
  • Silicon Valley escalates its war on white supremacy despite free speech concerns

    08/16/2017 8:06:12 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 24 replies
    Silicon Valley significantly escalated its war on white supremacy this week, choking off the ability of hate groups to raise money online, removing them from Internet search engines, and preventing some sites from registering at all. The new moves go beyond censoring individual stories or posts. Tech companies such as Google, GoDaddy and PayPal are now reversing their hands-off approach about content supported by their services and making it much more difficult for “alt-right” organizations to reach mass audiences. But the actions are also heightening concerns over how tech companies are becoming the arbiters of free speech in America. And...
  • Teen Sent to Internet Addiction Camp Dies Within 48 Hours

    08/16/2017 10:23:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    KFOR ^ | AUGUST 15, 2017
    A Chinese couple sent their teenage son to an internet addiction treatment camp—and within days, he was dead. As the BBC reports, “boot camps” for internet and gaming addictions have become popular in China, with some being criticized as using harsh military-style discipline on attendees. Some even beat patients or use electroshock therapy. The 18-year-old who died earlier this month in Fuyang had been sent to a camp that promised “psychological counseling and physical training”; according to the Telegraph, the camp said no corporal punishment would be used. Two days after the teen was dropped off by his mother on...
  • GoDaddy bans neo-Nazi site Daily Stormer for disparaging woman killed at Charlottesville rally

    08/14/2017 7:48:41 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 30 replies
    washington compost ^ | August 14 | Katie Mettler
    After months of criticism that GoDaddy was providing a platform for hate speech, the Web hosting company announced late Sunday that it will no longer house the Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi website that promotes white supremacist and white nationalist ideas. GoDaddy said in a tweet that Daily Stormer had been told it had 24 hours to move its website domain to another provider because it had “violated” the Web host’s “terms of service.” GoDaddy’s announcement was in response to an appeal from a Twitter user who called attention late Sunday to an online post by Daily Stormer founder Andrew Anglin....
  • Marco Rubio Tweet: "important for the nation to hear @potus..."

    08/12/2017 3:09:36 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 57 replies
    Twitter ^ | 8/12/17 | Marco "Let Me Assume" Rubio
  • The Greatest Twitter Account Ever

    08/09/2017 5:40:55 AM PDT · by vannrox · 3 replies
    Taxicabdepressions ^ | 15FEB13 | Editorial staff
    The Greatest Twitter Account EverPosted: 15th February 2013 by Taxi Hack in Uncategorized 1 I was reluctant to get on Twitter… I’m really busy, and I just don’t have time to pay attention to the moronic missives of talentless rappers or some vapid celebutard’s most recent yeast infection. Seriously… if you aren’t banging Kim Kardashian, why would you give a rat’s ass about anything she has to say? But on the other hand, I find that I do like reading the tweets of other hacks… misery loves company, I suppose. But most of all, I enjoy Twitter accounts that...
  • There have never been this many job openings in America

    08/08/2017 6:21:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    CNN Money ^ | August 8, 2017 | Patrick Gillespie
    American employers are trying to hire, but they can't find the right workers for the right price. The U.S. boasted 6.2 million job openings in June, a record level, according to a Labor Department report published on Tuesday. The high number of job openings illustrates a strength and a weakness of the U.S. job market. On the good side, American employers are ready to hire. During the Great Recession, job openings plunged to as low as 2.2 million in 2009. The Labor Department began tracking open positions in 2000. On the downside, employers increasingly say they can't find skilled and...
  • Google's 'left-wing bias has alienated its own workers': Senior engineer claims colleagues with…[tr]

    08/06/2017 8:10:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 22:59 EDT, 6 August 2017 | David Gardner
    Internet giant Google has been accused by one of its own employees of “alienating conservatives” with its politically correct left-wing bias. A senior software engineer at the company claimed in a document that was distributed to colleagues that right-wing employees were forced to keep their views “in the closet” to avoid hostility. The unnamed employee’s outburst also triggered a gender row as he suggested “biological causes” and “neuroticism” were responsible for the lack of women in top tech jobs. His arguments that men have a higher drive for status and women are “more prone to anxiety” triggered an angry backlash...
  • Suicide rate hit 40-year peak among older teen girls in 2015

    08/04/2017 10:47:36 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    "These data show that between 2007 and 2015, there's substantial increases in suicide rates for both young males and young females," said Tom Simon, an author of the report and associate director for science in the division of violence protection at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which published the new data Thursday. ... "If you look at suicide attempts by girls, it's typically that girls attempt suicide about four to one or three to one over boys, yet boys complete suicide in the reverse," Tishler said. "That tends, we think, to have to do with the modality...
  • YouTube Partners with Far Left Groups to Target Conservative Outlets They Deem Offensive

    08/01/2017 1:49:42 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 16 replies
    TheGatewayPundit.com ^ | Aug 1st, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    It never stops. The attacks on conservative opinion are nonstop. Liberals will not tolerate differing opinion! ** Facebook kills conservative stories before they can go viral. ** Twitter blocks users from liking President Trump’s tweets. And now YouTube has partnered with far left groups to target conservative outlets and videos they deem offensive. The liberal partners include “No Hate Speech”, The Institute for Strategic Dialogue and the far left Anti-Defamation League — the group that just put gay Gateway Pundit reporter Lucian Wintrich, who is the grandson of Jewish Nazi occupation survivor, on its hate list.
  • Can Jack Ma, Asia’s richest man, create 1m jobs in the US

    07/30/2017 12:55:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | July 30, 2017 | Benjamin Haas
    Jack Ma is working the White House, with a promise to reduce the number of unemployed workers by 14%. Jack Ma was destined to live an ordinary life. He failed the Chinese university entrance exam several times before being accepted by the worst school in Hangzhou, and he was rejected from a dozen jobs – even selling chicken at KFC. Ma was ready to settle into a quiet life as an English teacher in eastern China, a position with few advancement prospects, when, during a trip to Seattle in 1995 working as a translator for a trade delegation, everything changed....
  • Mexican Cyber-Mercenaries

    07/30/2017 7:40:36 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 1 replies
    Escorcia explains that coordinating tens of thousands of bots involves the hiring of dozens of operators — who program the accounts and relaunch discussion topics — at a high level of sophistication. In other words, these methods can’t be done by just anyone. “All the political parties use them, the PRI especially; The PAN with (Rafael) Moreno Valle, and I’ve even detected that Ricardo Monreal (from Morena) used them,” he says.
  • Sorry about the continued lousy response time, but FR is still under a DOS attack

    07/29/2017 10:09:09 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 243 replies
    Wanted to avoid running a thread on this, but seeing as how it continues dragging on, guess I'd better. The DOS attacker obviously knows by now that he's hurting us. Have no idea when he/they started the attack, but we discovered it a few days ago. And John has been fighting it ever since. Says it's like whack-a-mole. Every time John gets him blocked or knocked out, he pops up again with a new modified attack. John thought he had a good solution a couple days ago, and we did enjoy one night and most of the next day with...
  • Free Republic - Slow again

    07/27/2017 9:50:48 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 20 replies
    self | 7-27-17
    What's up with FR?
  • Surge in Streaming Services Leads to Animation Job Boom

    07/26/2017 6:11:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Variety ^ | July 26, 2017 | Calum Marsh
    There’s general agreement that this is a golden age of television. But less apparent is the fact that it’s also a golden age of animation, spawned by the same subscription video-on-demand companies — such as Netflix and Amazon — that are ushering TV’s shining period. The rise of streaming services — which are ordering season after season of animated shows for children and adults — has created an urgent demand for original content, leading to a surge in jobs at all levels of production. For now, the deluge shows no signs of letting up. “There’s more animation work now than...
  • McCain: ‘Stop Listening to the Bombastic Loudmouths on Radio, Television and the Internet’

    07/26/2017 11:01:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 145 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/25/17 | Pam Key
    McCain said, “I hope we can again rely on humility, on our need to cooperate, on our dependence on each other, to learn how to trust each other again, and by so doing, better serve the people who elected us. Stop listening to the bombastic loudmouths on the radio, television and the internet. To hell with them. They don’t want anything done for the public good. Our incapacity is their livelihood.” He concluded, “We tried to do this by coming up with a proposal behind closed doors in consultation with the administration and then springing it on skeptical members, trying...
  • Bitter divorce fuels Snopes’ slow demise

    07/25/2017 11:01:50 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 25, 2017 | Keith J. Kelly
    The bitter 2015 divorce of David and Barbara Mikkelson is the fuel that ignited the battle for the popular fact-checking Web site, Snopes, which is now resorting to a GoFundMe drive to keep it afloat. The showdown takes on added gravity because the popular site, owned by Baday, is one of the outlets that Facebook turns to for verification of stories when it receives complaints of fake news. Fans of Snopes have been responding in droves since Monday, when the company said that Proper Media — both tech partner and part-owner after buying Barbara’s shares in 2016 — has been...
  • 6 Incidents Unmasking Social Media Giants as Enemies of Free Speech

    07/24/2017 11:34:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2017 | Robert Spencer
    “Hate speech is not free speech,” the Left increasingly insists – particularly on college and university campuses. In my new book The Complete Infidel’s Guide to Free Speech (and Its Enemies), I show why the very concept of hate speech is a scam. Here are the top seven:1. Twitter decides who has the right to “hate speech” Consider, for example, what Twitter does not consider to be “hate speech.” A Muslim named Obaid Karki, @stsheetrock on Twitter, runs a website headed “Obaid Karki St.Sheetrock’s Painfulpolitics Offensive Comedy Hepcat” and another called “Suicide Bombers Magazine.” He posted this on one of...