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  • President-Elect Trump Tweets RE: Dishonest Media & CNN

    01/16/2017 6:07:57 PM PST · by JPX2011 · 13 replies
    Twitter ^ | January 16, 2017 | President-Elect Donald Trump
  • Facebook launches battle against 'fake news' in Germany

    01/15/2017 9:43:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 15 January 2017 21:19 CET+01:00 | AFP
    Social media giant Facebook announced on Sunday that it would introduce new measures to combat fake news in Germany, as Europe’s largest economy and most populous nation enters an election year. “It’s important to us that the reports and news posted on Facebook are reliable,” a blog post on the Silicon Valley firm’s German website read. German politicians have warned that populist parties and foreign nations could use fake news to try and influence parliamentary elections slated for September or October. Facebook’s new German initiative targets “unambiguously wrong reports” being shared on the social media platform. …
  • Wal-Mart Reorganizes To Compete With Amazon (Targeting Food Stamp recipients)

    01/14/2017 10:10:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Korea Portal ^ | January 14, 2017 | Hayden Thomas
    Wal-Mart is reorganizing its e-commerce team and upgrading executives from its recent Jet.com acquisition to compete with Amazon with higher selectivity and lower prices. The changes are aimed at making Wal-Mart more customer-focused, Jet founder Marc Lore, who is now the Executive Chairman of Wal-Mart's e-commerce operation, said on Friday in a memo Bloomberg had access. Wal-Mart bought Jet in September for about $ 3.3 billion and is appealing to the startup to push for an online operation that has lagged behind Amazon. "We've talked a lot about becoming a more customer-centric organization," Lore said. "Our strategy is to offer...
  • YouTube removes influential conservative website's channel

    01/13/2017 1:25:27 PM PST · by ColdOne · 47 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 1/13/17 | James Rodgers
    The YouTube channel of influential conservative politics and law website Legal Insurrection has been removed by the video sharing service, citing copyright infringement claims. “This account has been terminated because we received multiple third-party claims of copyright infringement regarding material the user posted,” explains YouTube, in a notice posted to channel’s page. Legal Insurrection founder and publisher and Cornell University Law Professor William Jacobson voiced his anger and astonishment at the channel’s removal. “It’s very frustrating, it’s very scary, to have 8 years of content removed without a chance to defend yourself,” he told FoxNews.com.
  • Are Ad-Blockers Saving Internet Users, or Ruining the Internet?

    01/13/2017 1:49:00 PM PST · by qam1 · 78 replies
    Motherboard ^ | 1/13/2017 | Meredith Rutland Bauer
    Ad-blockers may seem like an answer to an internet user’s prayers. No annoying pop-ups, no promos before videos and no concerns about accidentally clicking on a virus. But for ad-driven websites, they’re a revenue leech that needs to be pried off. This is becoming one of the internet's biggest debates. More countries are cracking down on ad-blockers—the EU’s European Commission even proposed a rule this week that would allow media companies to ban users who use ad-blockers. The debate is no longer on the fringes with tech’s biggest names, including Facebook, weighing in. “Ads support our mission of giving people...
  • It's not just your browser: Your machine can be fingerprinted easily

    01/12/2017 7:17:47 PM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    The Register ^ | 1/13/16 | Richard Chirgwin
    It just got a lot harder to evade browser fingerprinting: a bunch of boffins have worked out how to fingerprint the machine behind the browser, using only information provided by browser features.Like so many ideas, it's obvious once someone's thought of it: activities that aren't processed in the browser are treated the same whether the page is rendered in (say) Chrome, Firefox, IE or Edge. The group – Yinzhi Cao and Song Li of from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, and Erik Wijmans Washington University in St. Louis – have worked out how to access various operating system and hardware-level features...
  • Vatican Computers Hacked in Major International Scheme

    01/12/2017 7:15:30 PM PST · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    Italian police have uncovered a major international computer-hacking operation that compromised private communications at the Vatican. Police in Rome announced the arrest of two engineers who are suspected of illicitly obtaining “information relative to state security.” The hackers, who were not identified, were described as London residents in their 40s. They had reportedly gained access to computer servers operated by Italian government leaders and European banking officials. The operation also penetrated the Vatican, police reported. Hackers gained access to computers used by Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, at the Pontifical Council for Culture. They also hacked into computers at a Vatican guest...
  • BuzzFeed Misses Big on 2015 Revenue, Slashes Forecast By 50%: Report

    01/11/2017 11:45:24 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 11 replies
    Fortune ^ | April 12, 2016 | Tom Huddleston, Jr.
    The buzz over digital media may be wearing off after reports that BuzzFeed's revenue distantly trails the startup's own projections. The Financial Times reported on Tuesday that BuzzFeed, which has a reported market value of $1.5 billion, fell short of its 2015 revenue target by about 32%, pulling in less than $170 million after projecting $250 million in revenue. FT, which cites multiple anonymous sources in its reporting, also says BuzzFeed cut its internal forecast for the current year's revenue to about half of the company's previous estimate of $500 million.
  • Buzzfeed’s Trump report takes ‘fake news’ to a new level

    01/10/2017 9:19:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 10, 2017 | John Podhoretz
    So the website BuzzFeed decided to publish a series of memos that have been floating around for months alleging all kinds of terrible things about Donald Trump. Some of those terrible allegations have to do with efforts to influence the American elections and Trump. Some of them have to do with Trump’s personal sexual conduct. Readers of this newspaper know well not to include me among Trump’s supporters. But the scurrilousness of what BuzzFeed has done here is so beyond the bounds of what is even remotely acceptable it should compel even those most outraged by Trump’s political excesses to...
  • FBI Is Apparently Paying Geek Squad Members To Dig Around For Evidence Of Criminal Activity

    01/09/2017 6:59:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Tech Dirt ^ | January 9, 2017 | Tim Cushing
    Law enforcement has a number of informants working for it and the companies that already pay their paychecks, like UPS, for example. It also has a number of government employees working for the TSA, keeping their eyes peeled for "suspicious" amounts of cash it can swoop in and seize. Unsurprisingly, the FBI also has a number of paid informants. Some of these informants apparently work at Best Buy -- Geek Squad by day, government informants by… well, also by day. According to court records, Geek Squad technician John "Trey" Westphal, an FBI informant, reported he accidentally located on Rettenmaier's computer...
  • Someone is trying to take down the Drudge Report — and it's a mystery who's behind it

    01/08/2017 8:08:13 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 78 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Oliver Darcy
    The Drudge Report, the highly trafficked conservative news website, has been knocked offline for extended periods of time over the course of the last two weeks, succumbing to large distributed denial of service attacks, according to its founder, Matt Drudge. And it's a mystery who's behind it all. Drudge wrote on Twitter that a December 30 attack was the "biggest DDoS since [the] site's inception." A DDoS attack is executed by using hijacked computers or electronic devices to flood a website with redundant requests, aiming to overload the website's hosting server and render it unavailable.
  • News anchor sets off Alexa devices around San Diego ordering unwanted dollhouses

    01/08/2017 3:36:09 AM PST · by markomalley · 51 replies
    XETV ^ | 1/7/16 | Carlos Correa
    Shh! you may want to turn down your television set because Alexa the internet-connected home assistant device may be listening. The Amazon Echo system which does everything from getting your weather report to ordering more laundry detergent can also do some things you don’t want it to. When it comes to answering those tough questions or getting that extra help around the house, Alexa, the voice service that powers Amazon Echo is just a voice-command away. Meyali Sanchez helps sell the system at Best Buy and even uses it at home. “She is kind of like my little right hand....
  • Yahoo Finance in typo tweet: 'Trump wants a much n----r navy'

    01/07/2017 10:29:08 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 71 replies
    Daily News ^ | 1/6/17 | CHRIS SOMMERFELDT
    A social media administrator at Yahoo Finance needs a copy editor — badly. The news site's Twitter account shared an inconspicuous news story Thursday evening about President-elect Donald Trump wanting to expand the U.S. navy — but a misplaced "n" in the tweet's caption turned the whole thing on its head in a disastrous manner.
  • Krauthammer: Schumer A Sore Loser, The Tweets Are Working; "Trump Wielding A Two-By-Four"

    01/03/2017 9:29:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | January 3, 2017 | Ian Schwartz
    Charles Krauthammer reacts to newly-minted Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) remarking "making America great again" requires more than a tweet from President-elect Trump. BRET BAIER: On the Senate side, the top Democrat there, Chuck Schumer, took to the floor for his first speech talking about the president-elect's communication. SENATE MINORITY LEADER CHUCK SCHUMER: These issues are too important for mere words. Our challenge is too entrenched for mere tweeting. Making America great again requires more than 140 characters per issue. With all due respect, America cannot afford a Twitter presidency. BAIER: Charles. CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Sore loser. The tweets are...
  • Hack Attack on Drudge Report A Sign of Chaos to Come

    01/03/2017 4:36:51 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 53 replies
    The Observer.com ^ | January 3, 2017 | Brady Dale
    The popular right-leaning web portal, The Drudge Report, was briefly knocked offline last week. Incidents like this will only become more common until policymakers or tech companies get serious about fixing connected gadgets, also known as the internet of things (IoT). In a since deleted post, the site’s verified @DRUDGE account on Twitter posted last week, “Is the US government attacking DRUDGE REPORT? Biggest DDoS since site’s inception. VERY suspicious routing [and timing],” as the International Business Times reported.... Traffic from the Drudge Report is gigantic. ...178 million visits in November and that almost 80 percent of that traffic was...
  • Ceber ransomware attack at work

    01/02/2017 6:41:30 PM PST · by GYPSY286 · 58 replies
    January 2, 2017 | Gypsy286
    Has anyone been attacked by Cerber Ransomware? I work at a small non-profit and was attacked last week. Most people who work here are volunteers and since we are a small non-profit, not much money is available to pay the ransom. What to do, what to do....
  • US government subcontractor leaks confidential military personnel data

    01/01/2017 11:22:22 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 17 replies
    ZDNET.com ^ | 31 Dec 2016 | Charlie Osborne
    The leak exposed personal data including Social Security numbers to the assigned posts of critical members of the US military, some of whom hold the highest levels of security clearance.A Pentagon subcontractor has exposed reams of highly sensitive details belonging to active military healthcare professionals online, some of which hold top-secret security clearances. Potomac Healthcare Solutions, a subcontractor brought on board to supply healthcare professionals to the US government and military organizations through its Washington, DC.-based contractor Booz Allen Hamilton, was the source of the data leak...
  • How Trump’s savvy army won the internet war

    01/01/2017 12:13:09 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | January 1, 2017 | John Naughton
    As new research reveals, right wingers understand far better than liberals how cyberspace can connect like-minded souls Before we finally let go of 2016, it’s worth reflecting on what we learned from it. For me, the most striking lesson was the way it demonstrated how the internet has changed democratic politics. While there is no single, overarching explanation for Donald Trump’s election, his ascendancy would have been unthinkable in a pre-internet age, for two reasons. The first is that much of Trump’s campaign rhetoric would never have got past the editorial “gatekeepers” of an earlier era – the TV network...
  • Hacking Linked to China Exposes Millions of U.S. Workers

    12/30/2016 5:50:20 AM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 21 replies
    The New York Times (Fake News Alert!) ^ | JUNE 4, 2015 (OLD!) | DAVID E. SANGER and JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Thursday announced what appeared to be one of the largest breaches of federal employees’ data, involving at least four million current and former government workers in an intrusion that officials said apparently originated in China. The compromised data was held by the Office of Personnel Management, which handles government security clearances and federal employee records. The breach was first detected in April, the office said, but it appears to have begun at least late last year. The target appeared to be Social Security numbers and other “personal identifying information,” but it was unclear whether...
  • Trump, the Great Communicator on Twitter

    12/28/2016 1:44:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 28, 2016 | Andy Schlafly
    Editor's Note: Column co-written by John Schlafly How did it happen that a man we were told could not possibly be nominated, let alone elected, is about to take the oath of office as the 45th president of the United States? Part of the reason is that Donald Trump spoke to a set of hot-button issues (immigration and trade) that no other Republican was willing to touch, and those issues resonated with thousands of Americans who had previously voted for Obama. But even with the right issues and a brilliant slogan, “Make America Great Again,” Donald Trump still had...
  • No More Athleisure, Brick And Mortar, Made in China? How Fashion Will Change In 2017

    12/26/2016 9:06:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Fast Company ^ | December 26, 2016 | Elizabeth Segran
    Change is afoot in the fashion industry. We've already seen glimpses of how the tectonic plates in the fashion world are moving. In one of our best-read fashion stories of 2016, we explored how some of the premium U.S. fashion brands of the past—Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren—have lost their luster. They're losing ground to a new generation of direct-to-consumer brands that were born on the internet, including Everlane, Cuyana, M.Gemi, DSTLD, American Giant, and Vrai & Oro. These companies are offering something different from the flashy designers of yesterday: the insight into their supply chain and sometimes even...
  • (Attn: Gamers and Simmers:) Steam is down everywhere, and we don't know why

    12/23/2016 9:49:46 AM PST · by Signalman · 43 replies
    PC Gamer ^ | 12/23/2016 | Andy Chalk
    The outage appears to be worldwide. It's not just you: Steam is down. As far as we can tell, it's down worldwide (a contact in Germany confirmed that it's down there), both the store and services, meaning that some of your single-player games won't work unless you go into offline mode. (I just tried to fire up Fallout 4 and it's a no-go; Escape Goat 2, on other hand, works fine, albeit without access to cloud saves.) We don't know what's going on at this point, but I've emailed Valve for more information and will update when the situation changes....
  • Snopes Co-Founder Embezzles $98,000, Drops Weight, Leaves Fat Wife And Marries Actual Whore

    12/23/2016 5:31:45 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 106 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 22 Dec 16 | ZeroPointNow
    Isn't it interesting how a little money can change a person? According to divorce papers, Snopes co-founder David Mikkelson started taking all sorts of trips around the world to bang whores after that sweet liberal shill money started rolling in. While engaging in this debauchery, Mikkelson wrote off just about everything as a business expense, embezzling a reported $98,000. The Snopes co-founder has since settled down and married a [NSFW] part time porn actress, Snopes.com administrator (spicy!), and sex worker. As in, she has a website devoted to being a whore. Apparently she's a pretty good one despite being "past...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Facebook 'fact checker' who will arbitrate on 'fake news' is accused of defrauding..

    12/21/2016 6:47:58 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 22 replies
    Daily Mail Co. (UK) ^ | 21 December 2016 | Alana Goodman
    One of the websites Facebook is to use to arbitrate on 'fake news' is involved in a bitter legal dispute between its co-founders, with its CEO accused of using company money for prostitutes. Snopes.com will be part of a panel used by Facebook to decide whether stories which users complain about as potentially 'fake' should be considered 'disputed'. But the website's own troubles and the intriguing choice of who carries out its 'fact checks' are revealed by DailyMail.com, as one of its main contributors is disclosed to be a former sex-blogger who called herself 'Vice Vixen'. Snopes.com will benefit from...
  • Poll: Dems more likely to unfriend people due to political posts

    12/19/2016 10:54:25 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 19, 2016 | By Joe Concha
    Democratic voters are almost three times as likely to have "blocked, unfriended, or stopped following someone on social media" after Donald Trump's victory, according to a study released Monday. The non-partisan Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI ) found 24 percent of Democrats disassociated themselves from people on social media because of a political postings, while only nine percent of both Republicans and independents report doing the same to those in social media circles. When breaking down categories further using conservative and liberal characterizations, liberals say they eliminated someone from their social media circle due to what they shared online 28...
  • The Entire Internet as of 1973

    12/18/2016 6:21:56 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 168 replies
    Twitter ^ | Dec 10, 2016 | David Newbury
    "Going through old papers my dad gave me, I found his map of the internet as of May 1973. The entire internet."
  • George Soros Finances Group Helping Facebook Flag ‘Disputed’ Stories

    12/16/2016 9:16:44 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/16/16 | Aaron Klein
    The organization partnered with Facebook to help determine whether a certain story is “disputed” is financed by billionaire George Soros and a slew of other left-wing funders. The International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) drafted a code of five principles for news websites to accept, and Facebook yesterday announced it will work with “third-party fact checking organizations” that are signatories to the code of principles. Facebook says that if the “fact checking organizations” determine that a certain story is fake, it will get flagged as disputed and, according to the Facebook announcement, “there will be a link to the corresponding article explaining...
  • The real truth about Facebook's 'fake news' filters

    12/16/2016 9:17:08 PM PST · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 19 replies
    Fox News Opinion ^ | 12/16/2016 | Dr. John Lott
    To protect Americans against “fake” news, Facebook will now use filters so that only “reputable” articles can appear at the top of users’ trending news stories. And Facebook is going to media fact checkers for help (initially ABC News, The Associated Press, FactCheck.org, Politifact and Snopes). But guess what? These fact checkers have their own biases — usually the same liberal biases that we see in the rest of the mainstream media. Before the 1990s, the mainstream media had a monopoly on the news. Then came the rise of talk radio, Fox News, and the internet. This was a wonderful...
  • Mollie Hemingway Speaks Truth to Facebook: 'PolitiFact Is a Joke'

    12/16/2016 5:47:13 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | December 16, 2016 | Tim Graham
    Mollie Hemingway over at The Federalist has made a list of "5 Major Problems With Facebook’s Attempt To Limit ‘Fake News’." The most passionate argument was with PolitiFact. The second problem listed was "PolitiFact is a joke. They should be trusted with nothing. They are the worst candidates to adjudicate fakery in the entire media establishment. Even among the disreputable 'fact' 'checking' class, they are noteworthy for their awfulness." They cannot be trusted with hard facts on Planned Parenthood. To give but one example, PolitiFact took a statement by Casey Mattox that is 100 percent true and rated it “half...
  • Yahoo's been hacked.

    12/16/2016 7:42:04 AM PST · by LouAvul · 32 replies
    They're warning Yahoo "subscribers." Subscribers are cautioned to change passwords, etc. Could someone explain what that means? What's the benefit of having a Yahoo account? Does that mean that someone uses a Yahoo home page to log onto sensitive personal data?
  • Now you can get unfriended for not hating Trump enough

    12/16/2016 4:23:58 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The New York Post ^ | December 15, 2016 | Karol Markowicz
    By now we’ve all heard how the contentious election, and the surprising result, has frayed friendships — especially on social media. Hillary Clinton supporters, angry and dismayed at the result, have chopped Trump-loving friends off their friend lists. But the culling seems to be progressing beyond just active Trump supporters. Now, some people who are insufficiently anti-Trump, even if they didn’t vote for him, are getting the boot. Dorian Davis, an adjunct professor of media in Washington, DC, has noticed a slide in his friend count because, he suspects, he’s not “critical enough of Trump.” “If you post anything even...
  • Teen Who Shot Herself Dead in Front of Her Parents After Cyberbullying is Still Subject of Online...

    12/14/2016 8:56:57 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    ktla.com ^ | 12/14/2016
    By Friday, someone had opened a social media page in her memory, but it was quickly filled with disturbing posts about her. Her father is fighting back. “The continued harassment reported by Mr. Vela is being investigated,” Texas City police Capt. Joe Stanton said. “We currently do not have any suspects or persons of interest identified.” “Two days after her funeral, somebody opened up a social media page in her name,” Vela said, “and people thought the family did it, so it started with people putting sincere condolences. After a few minutes, either four people or the same person posting...
  • Cuba signs deal for faster internet access to Google content

    12/14/2016 8:14:00 AM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 1 replies
    BBC ^ | 12 December 2016
    Cuba's state-run telecommunications company Etecsa has signed a deal with Google that will enable faster access to content from the American company. Under the deal, the technology giant will install servers in Cuba to improve connectivity speeds to Google services, including Gmail and YouTube. Google and Etecsa have reached their agreement in the final weeks of Barack Obama's presidency. It is not clear whether his successor will change US policies towards Cuba. President Obama restored relations with Cuba earlier this year, after more than five decades of hostility between the two former Cold War rivals. Donald Trump has made arguments...
  • UN Internet Summit Run by Beijing Pushes “Global Governance”

    12/14/2016 6:27:55 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 18 replies
    The New American ^ | 13 December 2016 | Alex Newman
    Under the leadership of various Communist Chinese agents within the United Nations, the UN's Internet Governance Forum (IGF) met in Mexico last week and concluded with calls for greater international controls and more “global governance” of the World Wide Web. Another key item on the agenda was exploiting the Internet to promote the UN's deeply controversial “Agenda 2030” Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), essentially a UN road-map toward global totalitarianism that Beijing played a “crucial role” in developing.The controversial UN IGF gathering was the first annual summit of governments, dictators, tax-funded “civil society” outfits, academics, and tech companies since Obama surrendered...
  • Google age-discrimination lawsuit could grow

    12/13/2016 7:59:41 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6-30-16 | James Rogers
    An age-discrimination lawsuit filed by two people who interviewed unsuccessfully for jobs at Google could expand to encompass other individuals if a motion filed this week is successful.http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/06/30/google-age-discrimination-lawsuit-could-grow.html
  • US Elections Show Weakness Of Sociology In Face Of Internet ― Russian Presidential Advisor

    12/12/2016 8:48:07 PM PST · by goldstategop · 14 replies
    TASS ^ | 12/13/2016 | TASS
    The victory of Donald Trump at US presidential election demonstrates the weakness of "classical" sociology in the face of the Internet because Hillary Clinton was leading in most sociological polls ahead of the vote, Russian presidential advisor for developing Internet German Klimenko told Life Zvuk radio station. "No one on the Internet asked or looked at what people answer. No one monitored how many people like Trump’s messages on Twitter. That’s how we saw for the first time that old sociology turned out to be weaker that the internet, and Clinton lost," Klimenko said. Clinton’s defeat was due to the...
  • 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 · 36 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
    express.co.uk ^ | 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
    medium.com ^ | 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
    freebecon.com ^ | 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
    https://www.willhillarywin.com/events/new-york-city-evening-with-hillary-clinton-2/
  • 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 Deseat.me, 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.