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  • State Dept. Official Hails Che Guevara as Symbol of Freedom

    06/27/2011 7:42:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Townhall ^ | June 27, 2011 | Humberto Fontova
    Let's excuse our intrepid "watchdog" MSM. They're too busy rummaging through Sarah Palin's garbage to report on the actual sayings and doings by our actual Government officials. So here's report from Britain's Guardian on a speech by Alec Ross, the U.S. State Department's "Senior Advisor on Innovation": "Dictatorships are now more vulnerable than they have ever been before," he proclaimed at the Innovate Conference in London this week. "One thesis statement I want to emphasize is how (the internet) disrupts the exercise of power...because of the devolution of power from the nation state to the individual...the Internet has become the...
  • Check this out... UnGoogle(dot)dk

    11/18/2019 10:54:54 AM PST · by Openurmind · 92 replies
    Ungoogle ^ | Nov 18, 2019 | Myself
    UnGoogle is a tool to show you the correct website rankings in Google search engine, and to make it easy to search in different countries. This is achieved by deactivating your personal search, which often makes you see your own/often visited websites at a higher incorrect ranking.
  • Politicians Won’t Be Allowed on Facebook If They’ve Previously Been Banned

    11/17/2019 8:42:29 AM PST · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 37 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/14/2019 | Allum Bokhari
    Facebook has said it will not allow politicians to set up new accounts on the platform if they have previously been banned, according to a statement obtained from the social media company by Breitbart News. Breitbart News reached out to Facebook after learning that the platform was blocking a Republican congressional candidate’s attempt to set up an official campaign page. The candidate, Laura Loomer, is running in the Republican primary for the House of Representatives in Florida’s 21st district. She previously had her personal accounts on Facebook and Facebook-owned Instagram banned under the company’s “dangerous individual” policy. Loomer says the...
  • Google exercises more direct control over search results than it has admitted, report claims

    11/16/2019 6:21:19 AM PST · by Erik Latranyi · 19 replies
    CNBC ^ | 16 November 2019 | Lauren Feiner
    Google has changed its search algorithm to alter search results in ways it has publicly denied in the past, a new investigation from The Wall Street Journal finds. The report could add fuel to conservatives’ claims of bias and censorship by Google based on how it determines what content surfaces in its search engine and on its video platform, YouTube. CNBC reports Thursday that the 50 state attorneys general probing Google are planning to expand their investigation into Google’s search and Android businesses.
  • How Russian Hybrid Warfare Has Weaponized Disinformation

    11/15/2019 8:34:54 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 15, 2019 | Nolan Peterson
    KYIV, Ukraine—As the Russian shells and rockets rained down on them in the frontline town of Debaltseve in February 2015, Ukrainian troops began to receive curious, anonymous text messages on their cellphones. “Your comrades nearby already left their positions, so you should leave yours as well,” one message read. The messages also claimed that Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine’s president at that time, as well as Ukrainian military commanders, had “betrayed” their soldiers. The Ukrainian military later concluded that Russian military forces had taken over the local cellphone network with mobile jamming stations. The text messages were part of a psychological operation...
  • Google's secret cache of medical data includes names and full details of millions – whistleblower

    11/15/2019 5:30:54 PM PST · by Dick Vomer · 6 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11/15/2019 | self
    A whistleblower who works in Project Nightingale, the secret transfer of the personal medical data of up to 50 million Americans from one of the largest healthcare providers in the US to Google, has expressed anger to the Guardian that patients are being kept in the dark about the massive deal.
  • Go Google free: We pick privacy-friendly alternatives to every Google service.

    11/15/2019 9:54:32 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 39 replies
    ZD Net ^ | 11/07/2019 | Ed Bott
    As privacy concerns grow, companies like Google and Facebook that rely on data collection and advertising for revenue are increasingly in the spotlight. But is it really possible to give up Google's vast range of services? Here are my recommended alternatives. Over the past two years, I've been switching between a succession of iPhones and a series of Android devices, using each for an extended amount of time. Spending months with each mobile platform has been a tremendously useful exercise, helping me understand the strengths and weaknesses of the two dominant smartphone options.
  • PayPal Blacklists Pornhub, Stops All Payouts to Adult Performers

    11/14/2019 1:09:43 PM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 93 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Nov 2019 | David Ng
    PayPal, which has banned some prominent conservative figures from its platform, has found a new group of undesirables to financially blacklist — porn stars. Pornhub announced Thursday that PayPal has stopped all payouts to models on the popular hardcore porn site. “We are all devastated by PayPal’s decision to stop payouts to over a hundred thousand performers who rely on them for their livelihoods,” the porn site said in a release. The decision represents the latest move by big tech firms to censor or silence groups they disapprove of by blacklisting them. Silicon Valley giants including Facebook and Twitter face...
  • Civil rights groups demand changes to Facebook's political speech policy

    11/14/2019 10:08:05 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11 14 2019 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    A coalition of civil rights groups are demanding that Facebook overhaul its political speech policy, according to a letter obtained by The Hill Thursday. The letter, dated Friday, followed up on a meeting between Mark Zuckerberg and the leaders of the groups — including the NAACP, Color of Change and National Action Network — at the Facebook CEO’s home earlier this month. The organizations, which also include Muslim Advocates, UnidosUS and the National Urban League, are asking for a response from Facebook by Nov. 25. Among the requests made in the letter is putting “guardrails on the newsworthiness exemption,” referring...
  • Drudge Bleeds Out as Conservatives Flee; Rapid Decline Parallels the Enron Model

    11/13/2019 7:16:59 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 140 replies ^ | Nov 13,2019
    Web traffic continued its dramatic spiral for Matt Drudge’s news aggregate site in October and at this point, the negative numbers are beginning to resemble one of the models employed to predict corporate disasters. One of the things you learn as a Ceritifed Fraud Examiner is forensic accounting and modeling and Drudge’s recent and quick mud slide of web traffic is starting to look like the Enron model. And that obviously is not good. It is a good thing Drudge is not working in corporate America or running a publicly-traded entity. He would be in deep trouble. Drudge’s overall web...
  • Do we have to protect ourselves online from theEU?

    11/12/2019 7:32:02 AM PST · by fruser1 · 8 replies
    self ^ | 12 Nov 2019 | Self
    I’ve notice an interesting post script in articles on (DC area news station): “This website is not intended for users within the European Economic Area”. Is this supposed to keep them out of trouble if they post something deemed as “hate speech”? Maybe they’ve been doing it awhile and I just haven’t noticed it before.
  • So then don't produce audio that's commercially viable. Problem solved.

    11/11/2019 4:57:36 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 17 replies
    Full title: So then, conservatives, don't produce audio that's commercially viable. Simple! Problem solved. Not sure if you heard, but Google is going to be cutting off content that they deem to be "not commercially viable". Of course we all know that means cutting off conservatives. Yes, I'm a conservative, and no, I'm not worried one bit. Why would I be worried, I already don't produce anything commercially viable. Oh, you want to say that what I produced wasn't valuable? My personal favorite is the book The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution, which according to the Archive page has...
  • Banned from Facebook for posting Ciaramella's name

    11/11/2019 10:49:08 AM PST · by AnalogReigns · 126 replies
    Facebook ^ | 11/11/2019 | Ralph W. Davis
    I was banned for 24 hours of posting, for posting Ciaramella's name in a meme in Facebook today. Real censorship has arrived, folks!
  • Maids for Sale: Silicon Valley’s Online Slave Market - BBC News

    11/11/2019 10:50:13 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    Google, Apple and Facebook-owned Instagram are enabling an illegal online slave market by providing and approving apps used for the buying and selling of domestic workers in the Gulf. BBC News Arabic’s undercover investigation exposes app users in Kuwait breaking local and international laws on modern slavery, including a woman offering a child for sale. The discovery of Fatou in Kuwait City, her rescue and journey back home to Guinea, West Africa, is at the heart of this powerful and shocking investigation into Silicon Valley’s Online Slave Market. 
  • Twitter Suspends Users for Naming Alleged Whistleblower

    11/11/2019 12:06:39 PM PST · by Liberty7732 · 45 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 11/11/2019
    Twitter has suspended or forced users to delete tweets naming the alleged whistleblower despite stating it is not company policy to do so. Several Twitter users said their accounts were suspended for tweeting out the name. One said Twitter later messaged him saying the suspension was “an error.” A Twitter spokeswoman told Breitbart: “Per the private information policy, any Tweets that include personally identifiable information about any individual, including the alleged whistleblower, would be in violation of the Twitter Rules.” The spokeswoman said posting the name of the person isn’t against the rules. Screenshots from a number of users confirm...
  • YouTube and Facebook are erasing content with whistleblower's name

    11/11/2019 7:49:33 AM PST · by bitt · 42 replies
    american thinker ^ | 11/11/2019 | thomas lifson
    The day has finally arrived when our online media monopolies are blatantly censoring the news that Americans can see. Chrissy Clark writes at The Federalist: Facebook and YouTube are removing all content from their platforms that mentions the anti-Trump whistleblower's name, whom news outlets including RealClearInvestigations have publicly identified as CIA analyst Eric Ciaramella. No law bans media outlets or any person but the intelligence community inspector general from making the whistleblower's name public. A Facebook spokesperson said the platform will remove "any and all mention of the potential whistleblower's name.
  • Facebook Removes News Reporting, Mention of Alleged ‘Whistleblower’s’ Identity

    11/08/2019 11:13:10 AM PST · by seanmerc · 29 replies ^ | 8 Nov 19 | Allum Bokhari
    Facebook is removing any mention of the potential whistleblower’s name and is cracking down against Facebook publishers that mention any allegation of the potential whistleblower’s name, claiming they are violating Facebook’s Community Standards and Policies. For example, on Wednesday evening, Facebook removed Breitbart posts reporting on the fact other respected news outlets have reported the identity of the alleged whistleblower is Eric Ciaramella. Any Facebook user who attempts to click on that article on Facebook is now given a message that says, “this content isn’t available at the moment.”
  • Vanity: Google is in on it. Image Search Pretends Ciarmella doesn't exist.

    11/07/2019 8:42:32 AM PST · by AAABEST · 47 replies
    Google ^ | November 7, 2019 | AAABEST
    We see how every single person involved Washington DC politics and/or media simply won't name him (nobody.... not a single person), but has anyone tried Google? He doesn't exist in the image search. Here, let me Google that for you: GOOGLE SEARCH FOR "WHISTLEBLOWER." Ciarmella's pic does not show up.
  • Twitter’s Ban on Political Ads Will Only Make Things Worse

    11/05/2019 8:42:07 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 4, 2019 | John York
    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey recently announced that the social media platform will no longer run political advertisements of any kind. Twitter is a private company and is free to adopt whatever policies it wants, but this decision is not the win for civil discourse and our “democratic infrastructure” that Dorsey claims it is. Defending his decision, Dorsey drew a Manichean dichotomy between meritoriously “earned” media and misleading paid content. That dichotomy is shallow and misleading. While he is right that, absent paid political advertising, “a political message earns reach when people decide to follow an account or retweet,” Dorsey does...
  • Zuckerberg’s power to hurt Trump

    11/02/2019 7:31:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Axios ^ | November 2, 2019 | Mike Allen and Sara Fischer
    Top Republicans are privately worried about a new threat to President Trump’s campaign: the possibility of Facebook pulling a Twitter and banning political ads. Why it matters: Facebook says it won't, but future regulatory pressure could change that. If Facebook were to ban — or even limit — ads, it could upend Trump’s fundraising and re-election plan, GOP officials tell Axios. Trump relies heavily — much more so than Democrats — on targeted Facebook ads to shape views and raise money. Red flag: Kara Swisher, of Recode, the super plugged-in tech writer, predicted on CNBC's "Squawk Box" that Mark Zuckerberg...