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  • The Internet Is an Amazing Less Government Success Story

    02/27/2017 10:16:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | February 27, 2017 | Seton Motley
    Nothing in the history of humanity has grown bigger, faster or better than the World Wide Web. In just about a quarter century, it has become an economic and political force of nigh immeasurable impact. The Internet is a magnificent, unparalleled private sector success story. Yes, the Left reflexively and rightly states that the earliest, nascent Web steps were taken by the government - in the 1950s and 1960s. But there it sat, as a tiny little undeveloped lump for a quarter century. Then the magic happened. In the United States in the 1990s, the Republican Congress and the Clinton...
  • Obamascare: 60% of online Obamacare defenders 'paid to post' hits on critics

    02/25/2017 12:45:35 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Feburary 25, 2017 | By Paul Bedard
    A majority of online and social media defenders of Obamacare are professionals who are "paid to post," according to a digital expert. "Sixty percent of all the posts were made from 100 profiles, posting between the hours of 9 and 5 Pacific Time," said Michael Brown. "They were paid to post." His shocking analysis was revealed on this weekend's Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson, broadcast on Sinclair stations and streamed live Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Her upcoming show focuses on information wars and Brown was describing what happened when he had a problem with Obamacare and complained online. Brown said...
  • Did You See This Chelsea Clinton Tweet?

    02/20/2017 4:41:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Rush ^ | February 20, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Hey, did you see that tweet from Chelsea Clinton over the weekend? Aw, you’re gonna love this. Chelsea Clinton tweeted out: “I need a thesaurus. What’s another word for horrifying? Sick? Awful? Running out of adjectives these days that mean unconscionably terrible.” And so Juanita Broaddrick replied, “Well [Chelsea], since you asked. Here’s my definition of horrifying, sick & awful. Answer: Your father, Bill Clinton.” Chelsea deleted the tweet shortly thereafter. And look at this. This is from Reuters. I know you’re getting tired of me talking about this. I beg you not to. I’ll try to ride herd...
  • Dear Twiiter - The Time Has Come, the Trump Army Will Now Delete Our Accounts.

    02/19/2017 2:28:58 PM PST · by johnk · 64 replies
    wikihow ^ | 2/13/2017 | wikihow
    In light of obvious and agressive censorship of the POTUS. The time has come for us to move on from Twitter. I just deactivated my account, and it feels great. Note the account will auto delete 30 days after deactivating. I encourage you to delete your account also, these companies need to pay heavily for these outrageous actions. From what I understand there are some alternatives: Like Gab...
  • Internet-Regulating FEC Commissioner to Resign

    02/19/2017 1:00:55 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 30 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 19, 2017 12:45 pm | Joe Schoffstall
    Democratic commissioner has been no-show from public meetings since early December A Democratic Federal Election Commission official who pushed to regulate the internet and has been absent from public meetings for months is resigning, according to an announcement. Ann Ravel, who wanted to regulate political speech on the internet from websites such as the Drudge Report, announced Sunday that she is stepping down from her post.
  • Freepers a call to action - Reddit

    02/17/2017 7:08:57 PM PST · by bigtoona · 49 replies
    Reddit/The Donald ^ | 2/17/17 | bigtoona
    Freepers, I have been frequenting a message board on dedicated to Trump. Linked above. For those of you who don't know, reddit is a left wing site that hosts thousands of sub message boards on all kinds of topics. During the election, a Trump message board called The_Donald was created. It actually helped Trump win the election. Pepe the frog is the icon spawned from this site, mentioned by Hillary and labeled a symbol of racism! It is so successful that the site owners are constantly using automated processes to censor it. They fail because truth always breaks through....
  • Tinder stalker stabbed date 11 times, then doused her in gasoline

    02/16/2017 4:40:33 PM PST · by Gamecock · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 16, 201 | Jenny Awford
    A young doctor has recalled the horrifying moment she almost bled to death after a Tinder stalker stabbed her 11 times and doused her in gas. Dr. Angela Jay sobbed in relief after being told that Paul Lambert, 36, was shot dead by police after leading officers on a 100-mile chase on the east coast of Australia. Lambert broke into Jay’s home as part of a sick plot to rape and murder her after she ended their two-month relationship, police believe. “He caught me again and started pouring [gas] over me, there was terror now and that gave me extra...
  • Unsubscribed from Meetup, today

    02/13/2017 1:48:30 PM PST · by jdege · 44 replies ^ | 2/13/2017 | Jeffrey Dege
    Meetup is committed to bringing members together to form community and take action. Since the recent United States election, we’ve seen a dramatic increase in Meetup members pursuing and creating opportunities for civic engagement on our platform. We decided that we wanted to do more to support these efforts so we created a network of 1,000 #Resist Meetup groups with a few special characteristics. #Resist is a free extension of the Meetup platform that allows members to get involved in local civic action. Every member of a #Resist Meetup group can schedule and host Meetup events and has access to...
  • China Just Made VPNs Illegal

    02/11/2017 8:20:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Engadget ^ | 1/23 | Jessica Conditt
    The Great Firewall just got more impenetrable.Chinese authorities block access to big-name websites such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and numerous others, and to thwart these restrictions, many residents on the mainland use virtual private networks. Starting this week, that could be a crime. Use of VPNs and special cable connections in China must now be approved by the government, essentially making these services illegal in the country. China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology announced the new rules on Sunday, as reported by the South China Morning Post. Calling it a "clean-up" of the country's internet connections, the Ministry said...
  • The first recipient of SoftBank's $100 billion start-up fund plans to build 3 satellites per day

    02/10/2017 5:01:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    CNBC ^ | February 10, 2017 | Harriet Taylor
    Internet satellite company OneWeb — the poster child for SoftBank 's pledge to President Donald Trump to invest billions of dollars in the U.S. — will open a "high volume" factory that will build three satellites per day, CEO Greg Wyler told "Squawk Alley" on Friday. The factory will be on NASA property in Florida, and start operating this year, Wyler said. SoftBank said in December that it would invest $1 billion in OneWeb, taking a 40 percent stake. With that investment, Wyler said the company would create 3,000 new high-tech, highly skilled manufacturing and engineering jobs. At its new...
  • INternet service

    02/09/2017 7:03:06 PM PST · by rey · 21 replies
    9 Feb 2017
    What do you think about Xfinity? I currently have Rhinobee which is a microwave type internet service. I have been happy with this and have found it vastly superior to the Hughes and the Wild Blue satellite we had previously. With the satellite, we frequently went over the data limit. With Rhinobee, there was no data limit, no contract or term limits, but it is about $150 a month, internet only. The new place I am moving to has Xfinity already. Of course I'd have to get the service switched over to my name. It has a one year minimum...
  • Airbnb accused in lawsuit of running illegal brokerage

    02/06/2017 11:41:38 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    The Real Deal ^ | 11/17/16 | Konrad Putzier
    A Midtown-based commercial brokerage filed a lawsuit against Airbnb on Thursday, alleging that the short-term rental listing site is running an illegal brokerage business. Parker Madison Partners argues that because Airbnb helps people find apartments in return for a fee through its website, it should be registered as a brokerage firm. “Although Airbnb blatantly acts as a real estate broker, it is neither registered nor licensed with New York State,” the complaint reads, adding that Airbnb “had no right to receive any commissions for its real estate broker services within the State of New York.”
  • Trump’s F.C.C. Pick Quickly Targets Net Neutrality Rules

    02/05/2017 8:06:26 PM PST · by entropy12 · 19 replies
    NY Times ^ | 02/05/17 | CECILIA KANG
    WASHINGTON — In his first days as President Trump’s pick to lead the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai has aggressively moved to roll back consumer protection regulations created during the Obama presidency. Mr. Pai took a first swipe at net neutrality rules designed to ensure equal access to content on the internet. He stopped nine companies from providing discounted high-speed internet service to low-income individuals. He withdrew an effort to keep prison phone rates down, and he scrapped a proposal to break open the cable box market. In total, as the chairman of the F.C.C., Mr. Pai released about a...
  • Hookers, druggies and porn producers love this Airbnb: suit

    02/05/2017 4:46:15 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    NY POST ^ | 2/3/17 | Julia Marsh
    A Hells Kitchen Airbnb host is drawing the wrong kind of guests — hookers, drug users and even porn film producers, according to a new lawsuit by the landlord. The owner of 401 W. 45th St. has filed an emergency suit in Manhattan Supreme Court seeking to block tenant Thomas Tartaglia from subletting his $3,850-a-month studio through Airbnb and other sites.
  • Gmail Just Asked Me if I was Male or Female: How do I Bypass facepace to get an account with them?

    02/01/2017 1:46:17 PM PST · by blackbetty59 · 50 replies
    Gmail | February 1, 2017 | Me
    I was trying to create a new account so that I could post in other places.
  • Report: Facebook, Google Secretly Teaming with David Brock’s Media Matters over Fake News

    01/27/2017 12:45:54 PM PST · by Rockitz · 13 replies ^ | 27 Jan 2017 | Lucas Nolan
    David Brock’s left-wing media “watchdog” Media Matters for America is “engaging with Facebook behind the scenes” to shape the social network’s fight against “fake news,” according to a report by the Washington Free Beacon. A document posted by the Washington Free Beacon outlines Media Matters’ plans to battle the “fake news” and “propaganda” that they believe led to the election of Donald Trump. Describing their relationship with Facebook, the documents states, “Media Matters will serve as their partner,” and that Media Matters’ goal is to help Facebook “adjust its model to stem the flow of damaging fake news on its...
  • US Media Publications Ranking December 2016 (Text intro with Links )

    01/27/2017 8:54:36 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 1 replies ^ | January 26, 2017 | by Orit Coty Market Trends
    The latest SimilarWeb Ranking for U.S. Media Publications is here! Post-election changes in the media landscape Whereas a few months ago, the nation’s interest in political news peaked and political sites dominated the Media Publications category, in the last month of 2016 readers shifted their reading habits to more recreational sites. In addition, the overall category saw a 6% decrease in total pageviews.
  • Alibaba’s One-Million-Job Initiative: A Sign of China’s Economic Slowdown?

    01/25/2017 9:32:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Yibada ^ | January 25, 2017 | Manny Salvacion
    Earlier this month, Alibaba founder and executive chairman Jack Ma made a promise to create one million jobs in the U.S. during a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump. Michael Evans, Alibaba president, said that the template for this effort is Alibaba's dealings with 10 million small businesses in China. The idea is to link small businesses in the U.S. with Chinese online buyers. "We understand the power of connecting small businesses to consumers--in this case, new consumers for their products--and the leverage that gives the small business to hire more people," Evans said. "For the next five years, it's going...
  • FCC’s Pai Offers Plan for Gigabit Internet Speeds in Rural America

    01/24/2017 4:39:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Inside Sources ^ | September 13, 2016 | Giuseppe Macri
    Federal Communications Commissioner Ajit Pai dropped his agenda Tuesday to speed up deployment and delivery of broadband internet in America’s typically underserved rural areas, laying out a plan to encourage gigabit speeds in some of the poorest parts of the country. The Republican commissioner outlined the major tenets of his plan during a speech at The Brandery, a Cincinnati-based startup accelerator, where he called for more center-right, market-based approaches than those typically sought by the FCC’s three-Democrat majority, including tax incentives for internet service providers (ISPs), entrepreneurs and a streamlined regulatory permitting process for wireless and broadband infrastructure. “The concept...
  • Trump Knows You Better Than You Know Yourself

    01/24/2017 2:18:48 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Antidote Zine ^ | January 22, 2017 | Ed Sutton
    Psychologist Michal Kosinski developed a method of analyzing people’s behavior down to the minutest detail by looking at their Facebook activity—thus helping Donald Trump to victory. On November 9th, around 8:30 in the morning, Michal Kosinski awoke in his hotel room in Zurich. The 34-year-old had traveled here to give a presentation to the Risk Center at the ETH [Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule or Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich] at a conference on the dangers of Big Data and the so-called digital revolution. Kosinski gives such presentations all over the world. He is a leading expert on psychometrics, a data-driven offshoot...
  • Trump’s inauguration broke live video streaming records

    01/23/2017 2:12:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Tech Crunch ^ | January 23, 2017 | Sarah Perez
    Though some cried while others cheered, both sides tuned into to watch President Trump’s inauguration in sizable numbers – record-breaking numbers, in fact. The event has broken new ground, becoming the largest, single live news event that content delivery network Akamai has ever hosted, the company says, following an analysis of its live video data. According to Akamai, live video streaming of the inauguration peaked at 8.7 Tbps at 12:04 ET during the opening of President Trump’s speech, up from 7.9 Tbps at the start of the inaugural oath. This surpassed the previous record of 7.5 Tbps, which was achieved...
  • Big changes coming to FCC under new chairman Ajit Pai

    01/23/2017 8:54:14 AM PST · by ColdOne · 18 replies ^ | 1/23/17 | Rick Moran
    Among the least reported changes during a presidential transition is the elevation of Republican members of various agencies and commissions who will look to roll back eght years of over-regulation and government meddling. One of the most important changes will occur at the Federal Communications Commission, where ultra-liberal Tom Wheeler will be replaced as chairman by Commissioner Ajit Pai, a proponent of the free market who is known for his fierce opposition to net neutrality and efforts by Democrats at the FCC to stifle the free speech of the conservative internet. The Hill: Pai is currently a commissioner on the...
  • FCC Soon To Be In Republican Pai's Hands

    01/23/2017 7:56:27 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/23/17 | HARPER NEIDIG AND ALI BRELAND
    resident Trump has settled on Republican Ajit Pai as his choice for chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, sources told The Hill Friday. The move was widely expected and certain to be welcomed by Republican lawmakers. Look for Pai to hit the ground running as soon as the pick is made official. Pai is currently a commissioner on the FCC board and an outspoken critic of many of the regulations pushed by former Chairman Tom Wheeler, who stepped down Friday. Most notably, he has been a fierce opponent of the net neutrality rules enshrined in the FCC's Open Internet Order,...
  • 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 ^ | 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 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 ^ | 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
  • 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 · 16 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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, 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. 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, as one of its main contributors is disclosed to be a former sex-blogger who called herself 'Vice Vixen'. 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 · 26 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...