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  • 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.
  • Earthquake Conspiracy Theorists Are Wreaking Havoc During Emergencies

    11/15/2019 5:56:58 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    vice/motherboard ^ | Nov 14 2019 | Anna Merlan
    Correct information about possible aftershocks was being conveyed inaccurately, or someone at Homeland Security was getting truly bad information and relaying it. Either way, it was a problem. An earthquake conspiracy theory forum was—or perhaps several of them were—clearly pushing out false and misleading information about what was going to happen next. Earthquake conspiracy theorists aren’t a huge group, but they do exist and have an immense amount of sway over their dedicated fans. They would say they are rogue scientists, unfairly reviled by their more mainstream colleagues for having mastered prediction, the ultimate goal of seismology. They say they’re...
  • 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.
  • Facebook bug accesses iPhone's camera while user scrolls through News Feed

    11/13/2019 10:45:06 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/12/2019 | Allen Kim
    (CNN) — Facebook says a bug that inadvertently accesses a user's iPhone camera while they're scrolling through the News Feed will be fixed sometime today. The bug, which was discovered by Joshua Maddux, owner of web design firm 95Visual, appears to be exclusive to iOS and does not affect Android devices. Maddux took to Twitter to report his discovery, where he posted a video that showed his camera, pointing forward, was running in the background while he was scrolling Facebook. "I thought I had opened the camera by accident," Maddux wrote in an email to CNN of the discovery. "Then,...
  • 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!
  • As “America The Great” Fights; Trump-Hatred Soars

    11/11/2019 12:05:05 PM PST · by Liberty7732 · 20 replies
    It’s often said by conservative voices that Trump hatred is not about Trump, it’s about you! (Meaning Trump supporters.) That’s partially true. Trump haters certainly do hate his supporters, too. But it goes much deeper than that. Trump haters despise an America that sits atop the world economically, militarily and morally — particularly morally. They scoff at the idea of a bright shining city on a hill. And that means that this battle right now, today, is far bigger than Donald Trump, although he is an avatar for it. This battle is about whether America remains America — or the...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • University of Virginia Cancels 21-Gun Salute to Appease Snowflake Students

    11/11/2019 8:55:50 AM PST · by rktman · 57 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 11/11/2019 | Todd Starnes
    The University of Virginia canceled the 21-gun salute portion of its annual Veterans Day ceremony – citing gun violence. James Ryan, the university’s president, posted a statement on Facebook explaining that there were concerns about firing weapons on school property in light of recent school shootings. He said there were two specific reasons. "First, to minimize disruptions to classes, given that this event is located at the juncture of four primary academic buildings and is held at a time that classes are in session; and second, recognizing concerns related to firing weapons on the Grounds in light of gun violence...
  • Democrats unveil proposal for 'millionaires surtax'

    11/07/2019 10:01:50 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11 07 2019 | Naomi Jagoda
    Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) and Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) on Thursday rolled out a proposal for a “millionaires surtax,” amid a growing interest from Democrats in increasing taxes on the wealthy. “This is a bill designed to address two major problems of public policy: the lack of revenue, and inequality,” Beyer said on a call with reporters. “It’s a laser-focused solution that requires those who benefited the most from the economy to contribute in a way they simply haven’t been asked to before.” The lawmakers’ bill, which is being co-sponsored by Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), would create a 10-percentage...
  • Elizabeth Warren appears before a sparse crowd (dozens) at South Carolina environment forum...

    11/09/2019 1:17:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/09/19 | Ariel Zilber
    Elizabeth Warren may be surging in the polls, but you wouldn’t know it by the size of the crowd that heard her speak on Friday. The senator from Massachusetts spoke at a sparsely attended environmental forum in Orangeburg, South Carolina, on Friday. The auditorium where the event was held appeared as if it could hold hundreds of spectators, but there were no more than a few dozen who could be seen watching the event. **SNIP** Most of the Democratic candidates in the race skipped the event. When asked if it was wrong for the Democratic Party not to stage an...
  • Hillary Clinton Argues "Mark Zuckerberg Should Pay a Price" for False Facebook Ads

    11/02/2019 8:05:05 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 28 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | November 1, 2019 | Suzy Evans
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton moderated a post-screening discussion of the Netflix documentary The Great Hack, which covers the Cambridge Analytica Facebook scandal and the larger implications data mining has on democracy, at New York's Crosby Street Hotel on Friday night. “I’m thrilled to be part of this conversation, but I think the three people sitting here are the ones you need to hear from because they’ve been in the middle of this incredibly complicated and serious threat to individual freedom, to the rule of law, to democracy,” she said at the top of the conversation. But filmmakers...
  • As the internet turns 50, we must protect it as a force for good

    10/30/2019 11:51:10 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 52 replies
    Web Foundation ^ | October 29, 2019 | Web Foundation
    On October 29, 1969, the internet era began as UCLA Computer Science Professor Len Kleinrock sent the first message on ARPANET, a network of computers that would evolve to become the internet. Five decades later, and 30 years since the World Wide Web brought the internet into the mainstream, global digital connectivity has fundamentally changed our world. Marking the anniversary, our founder and inventor of the web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, said: “It’s astonishing to think the internet is already half a century old. But its birthday is not altogether a happy one. The internet — and the World Wide Web...
  • BIG SISTER: Teenage Climate Zealot Greta Thunberg Demands Facebook Censor Her Opponents

    10/30/2019 10:00:49 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 43 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 10/30/19 | Shane Trejo
    Climate change activist Greta Thunberg, the “Youth Climate Strike” founder who has been thrust into stardom by globalist oligarchs, is now demanding that her opponents be thrown off Facebook in order to stop supposed “hate and conspiracy theories.” “I am, like many others, questioning whether I should keep using Facebook or not,” Thunberg wrote in a Facebook post last week. “Allowing hate speech, the lack of fact-checking and, of course, the issues of interfering with democracy… are among many, many other things that are very upsetting.” “The constant lies and conspiracy theories about me and countless others, of course, result...
  • Is Mayor Pete’s Actual Campaign Director … The World’s Least Popular Billionaire?

    10/21/2019 7:51:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/21/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    So much for populism, eh? In a cycle where his party’s candidates for president openly debate on the preferred method for eating the rich, Bloomberg reports this morning that Mayor Pete Buttigieg got lots of direction from them to start his campaign. And not just any ol’ rich guy, but arguably the poster child for American oligarchs — at least to the Democrats in the 2020 sweepstakes: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recommended colleagues as potential hires for Pete Buttigieg’s campaign soon after the South Bend, Ind. mayor launched his presidential bid in mid-April.Buttigieg campaign spokesman Chris Meagher confirmed to...
  • Zuckerberg launches public defense of Facebook as attacks mount

    10/20/2019 7:41:27 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/20/19 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    SNIP Zuckerberg in recent weeks has made a flurry of public and private appearances to make the case for his company and stave off anger from policymakers on both sides of the aisle. From livestreaming a Q&A with Facebook staff to meeting with GOP lawmakers and conservative pundits, Zuckerberg has been making the rounds, a sharp break from his company's normal strategy of deploying other high-level executives in moments of crisis. BIG SNIP But the meetings with conservatives have drawn criticism from some quarters. “They’ve obviously proven very sensitive to conservative criticism and so I think it’s a part of...
  • Stasi-Trained Merkel Coddles Jihadi Barbarians....

    10/18/2019 3:12:07 PM PDT · by RArtfulogerDodger · 2 replies
    Adina Kutnicki ^ | 10/16/2019 | Adina Kutnicki
    THERE are certain actions which are borne out of power politics, while others emerge from ideological fixations. Still yet, some are combinations thereof. Said duality is the driving force behind Chancellor Merkel’s rule – her leadership, for almost 15 years, reflects as much. Not only that, as the head of Germany, the 4th largest economy in the world, the heft she wields across Europe (and beyond) is enormous. SO much so, even socialist-leaning and globalist-driven Zuckerberg (in total control of Facebook, the largest social media site on the planet and deemed the world’s most dangerous censor – who is more...
  • Warren uses false ads to lash out at Facebook CEO

    10/14/2019 3:45:05 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/13/19 | STEFF THOMAS, SASHA PEZENI, KARMA ALLEN
    Massachusetts senator and presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren continued her campaign against Facebook on Sunday, one day after she posted false advertisements to Facebook on Saturday to see if she could prove to voters that the social media platform values profit over facts. "Facebook holds incredible power to affect elections and our national debate. They’ve decided to let political figures lie to you -- even about Facebook itself -- while their executives and their investors get even richer off the ads containing these lies," Warren wrote in a series of Twitter posts Saturday criticizing Facebook and its founder, Mark Zuckerberg. The...
  • Senator Calls to Jail Zuckerberg If Facebook Doesn’t Censor More

    09/05/2019 9:58:30 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 29 replies
    www.newsbusters.org ^ | By Alexander Hall | September 4, 2019 1:07 PM EDT
    The left is trying to steer Facebook into doing more censorship. Sen. Ron Wyden, (D-OR) proclaimed that Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg should face dire consequences for how he has chosen to run the platform. However, he also calls for more censorship of the internet as a whole. Wyden also hammered the First Amendment, saying that “A lot of people don't realize the First Amendment is what creates the biggest opportunity for hate speech.” He then noted by contrast that Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act “provides an opportunity to address hate speech without the bad guys going off to...
  • 40 state attorneys general to take part in Facebook antitrust probe: report

    10/07/2019 7:16:06 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/07/19 | Zack Budryk
    About 40 state attorneys general will participate in an antitrust investigation of Facebook led by New York Attorney General Letitia James (D), The Washington Post reported on Monday, citing three people familiar with the matter. In September, James had announced an investigation with seven other states and the District of Columbia into whether the social media giant has “endangered consumer data, reduced the quality of consumers’ choices, or increased the price of advertising.” The three people who spoke to the Post said the larger inquiry is still confidential, and that New York could enlist further states before the probe is...