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  • Bernie Sanders: Americans 'will be delighted to pay more in taxes' for free health care, education

    06/12/2019 11:14:54 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 12 2019 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-VT, continued to defend Democratic socialism and argued that Americans would be "delighted to pay more in taxes" if his policies are carried out. On Wednesday, Sanders attempted to sway voters into the ideology of Democratic socialism and argued in favor for what he called an "Economic Bill of Rights," where every American would have a right for items like free health care and education. He also insisted that President Trump is a "corporate socialist" for providing billions in subsidies and tax breaks for corporations. During an appearance on CNN, the Democratic candidate was asked how he...
  • Robert Kraft case reveals how police can secretly install cameras inside a private business

    03/21/2019 12:30:12 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 38 replies
    CNBC ^ | THU, MAR 14 2019 | Scott Zamost, Hannah Kliot Bianca Fortis
    Detectives monitored the video on flat-screen TVs inside a secure room in the sheriff’s office.
  • Discarded smart lightbulbs reveal your wifi passwords, stored in the clear

    02/10/2019 6:38:37 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 100 replies
    Your smart lightbulb is probably storing your wifi password in the clear, ready to be recovered by wily dumpster-divers; Limited Results discovered the security worst-practice during a teardown of a Lifx bulb; and that's just for starters: the bulbs also store their RSA private key and root passwords in the clear and have no security measures to prevent malicious reflashings of their ROMs with exploits, network probes and other nasties.
  • Bezos Protests the Invasion of His Privacy, Builds a Sprawling Surveillance State for Everyone Else

    02/09/2019 4:47:18 AM PST · by free_life · 13 replies
    The Intercept ^ | Feb 8/2019 | Glenn Greenwald
    Full tile: Jeff Bezos Protests the Invasion of His Privacy, as Amazon Builds a Sprawling Surveillance State for Everyone Else IF BEZOS WERE the political victim of surveillance state abuses, it would be scandalous and dangerous. It would also be deeply ironic. That’s because Amazon, the company that has made Bezos the planet’s richest human being, is a critical partner for the U.S. Government in building an ever-more invasive, militarized and sprawling surveillance state. Indeed, one of the largest components of Amazon’s business, and thus one of the most important sources of Bezos’ vast wealth and power, is working with...
  • Clerk Accused Of Filming Nearly 70 Men Using Restroom At Long Beach Police Station.

    02/02/2019 2:24:06 AM PST · by L.A.Justice · 20 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | 1/31/19 | KCBS Staff
    A former police clerk is accused of filming nearly 70 of his male colleagues using the restroom without their knowledge, authorities said. And where did this brazen act allegedly take place? A second-floor bathroom inside the headquarters of the Long Beach Police Department. KCAL9’s Tom Wait says the 28-year-old ex-employee — identified as Sergio Nieto — was in possession of about 115 tapes in all. Nieto has been charged with 115 misdemeanor counts of invasion of privacy. The formal complaint lists 69 victims. The videos show the men dressing and using the facilities. Officials say Nieto filmed the men using...
  • Facebook Allowed Netflix, Other Streaming Services, to See User’s Private Messages...

    12/19/2018 9:22:06 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    ktla ^ | 12/19/2018
    The Times reported late Tuesday that it obtained internal Facebook (FB) documents that show how the social media arranged to share data with more than 150 companies. The deals helped Facebook gain more users, according to the report, and its partners were able to add new features to their products while effectively avoiding Facebook’s usual privacy rules. Many of the partnerships ended years ago, but the details reported by the Times are striking. Amazon (AMZN) got access Facebook users’ names and contact information through their friends on the social network, according to the report, while Microsoft’s (MSFT) search engine Bing...
  • Cryptocosm: George Gilder’s Life After Google Shows How Blockchain Will Transform Your World

    12/02/2018 4:13:05 PM PST · by george76 · 38 replies
    Townhall ^ | Nov 02, 2018 | Ralph Benko
    Blockchain technology has been the talk of the tech world for the last several years. That said, it is also something of a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. There are plenty of great books that effectively promote it, such as Don and Alex Tapscott’s nearly canonical Blockchain Revolution, published in 2016. Fast forward the revolution by two years. There’s more to say. George Gilder, in the most important recent book on blockchain, is here to say it. He not only dazzles but demystifies the blockchain, making vivid exactly how it is going to transform the internet and...
  • Facebook looks like it's preparing for war with Trump

    11/22/2018 8:36:19 PM PST · by Baynative · 35 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Nov. 21, 2018 | Jake Kanter
    Facebook has hired one of the top antitrust lawyers in Silicon Valley in a sign that the company could be preparing for war with Donald Trump's administration. Kate Patchen, the chief of the Department of Justice's antitrust division in San Francisco, has joined Facebook as director and associate general counsel of litigation. Patchen's hire comes during the same month that US President Donald Trump said his administration was "looking at" antitrust proceedings against tech giants Google, Amazon, and Facebook.
  • Facebook Hack: FBI Doesn't Want Users to Know Who Was Behind Data Breach

    10/14/2018 1:11:38 PM PDT · by McQ444 · 34 replies
    NN ^ | 2018-10-14 21:00 | ay Greenberg
    The FBI has asked Facebook not to reveal who was behind the recent data breach that saw hackers steal contact information of 30 million users, according to a Facebook security update Friday.
  • The Humanitarian Hoax of “Convenient” Google Chromebook Education

    06/12/2018 9:28:56 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/12/18 | Linda Goudsmit
    Killing America With Kindness: Google provides a curated one-world curriculum preloaded onto its Chromebooks The Humanitarian Hoax is a deliberate and deceitful tactic of presenting a destructive policy as altruistic. The humanitarian huckster presents himself as a compassionate advocate when in fact he is the disguised enemy. Convenience is prioritized in 21st century life. Electronic devices that communicate with each other are marketed with the flattering descriptor “Smart” devices. Futuristic Smart Homes feature everything Smart from appliances, lighting, heating, air conditioning, TVs, computers, entertainment audio & video systems, security, and camera systems that can communicate with each other and be...
  • Facebook wants your naked photos to stop revenge porn

    05/23/2018 6:08:59 PM PDT · by Eurotwit · 64 replies
    BBC ^ | 23 May 2018 | BBC
    Facebook is asking British users to send naked photos of themselves to the social network, to try to stop revenge porn. If you're worried an intimate photo of you could be shared by someone else, the idea is to get it blocked before it appears online. Similar technology is used to try to stop the spread of child abuse images. Facebook's been testing the system in Australia and is extending the trial to the UK, the USA and Canada. A spokesman told Newsbeat the idea is open to people in the UK now. Facebook hasn't revealed any details about how...
  • Masters of the Universe: Leaked Video Shows Google’s Vision of ‘Total Data Collection’

    05/17/2018 10:54:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 17, 2018 | Charlie Nash
    A leaked internal video from Google portrays the company’s vision of “total data collection.” The 2016 video made by Google X’s Head of Design Nick Foster was obtained by the Verge, and discusses how users could choose a “life goal,” which Google then attempts to steer them towards through personalization. “It imagines a future of total data collection, where Google helps nudge users into alignment with their goals, custom-prints personalized devices to collect more data, and even guides the behavior of entire populations to solve global problems like poverty and disease,” declared the Verge, who reported that “the middle section...
  • California Newborn DNA Database Shocks Parents

    05/14/2018 10:00:59 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    CBS Sacramento ^ | May 14, 2018
    SACRAMENTO - DNA is back in the spotlight, cracking cold cases. But questions are being raised after the state spent decades collecting the DNA of infants without parents realizing it. California has been collecting newborn blood samples since 1983. Many parents were shocked to hear their children’s blood is being stored in a state database, and possibly even sold to outside researchers. Pricking the toes newborns, to test their blood for certain disorders. The remaining blood becomes “property of the state,” and could be shared with outside researchers. “I feel like that’s something that should have been discussed with us,...
  • Cortana gets the power of sight in Microsoft's future vision of conference rooms

    05/07/2018 4:08:17 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    P C World ^ | 05/07/2018 | Mark Hachman
    A mysterious, cone-shaped device, shown in a demo Monday at Microsoft's Build event in Seattle, hinted at a big leap in capability for the company's digital assistant: the ability to see and identify people. In the ruthless war among Amazon's Alexa, Apple's Siri, and Google's Assistant, this is a feature we haven't yet seen from the competition. What we don't know is what this prototype is, and whether it will ever come out. Microsoft’s official, overshadowed demonstration showed us the conference room of the future. Microsoft incorporated Cortana, the Surface Hub, and Skype’s translation and transcription features, together with PowerBI...
  • Senate confirms new director for spy agency, cyber command

    04/25/2018 4:26:23 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 25, 2018
    Senate confirms new director for spy agency, cyber command WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate confirmed on Tuesday President Donald Trump’s choice to lead the U.S. Cyber Command and National Security Agency, Army Lieutenant General Paul Nakasone. Nakasone has an extensive background in cyber issues, having held positions including serving as chief of the U.S. Army’s cyber command since late 2016. Nakasone, 54, replaces Admiral Mike Rogers, who is retiring after nearly four years in the “dual-hat” position leading the NSA, the country’s largest spy agency, and the military’s cyber warfare division. During his confirmation hearing, Nakasone said he did...
  • Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower: Facebook Able to Listen to You at Home and Work

    03/27/2018 6:19:03 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 40 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 3/27/2018 | PAULA BOLYARD
    Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christoper Wylie, appearing before a committee of British MPs on Tuesday, said that Facebook has the ability to spy on users in their homes and offices. The British parliament is investigating Cambridge Analytica's involvement in the Brexit election. MP Damian Collins, who chaired the committee, asked Wyle whether Facebook has the ability to listen to what people are talking about in order to better target them with ads. "There's been various speculation about the fact that Facebook can, through the Facebook app on your smartphone, listen in to what people are talking about and discussing and using...
  • Amazon Knows Alexa Devices Are Laughing Spontaneously And It's "Working To Fix It"

    03/09/2018 1:35:25 AM PST · by waterhill · 54 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | March 5 2018 | Vanessa Wong
    Owners of Amazon Echo devices with the voice-enabled assistant Alexa have been pretty much creeped out of their damn minds recently. People are reporting that the bot sometimes spontaneously starts laughing — which is basically a bloodcurdling nightmare.
  • Mark Zuckerberg Finishes Another Long Day Of Deciding What People Should Believe

    03/05/2018 10:23:59 PM PST · by Silentgypsy · 15 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 05/25/2017 | Unattributed
    MENLO PARK, CA—Giving his arms and legs a nice little stretch while reclining in his office chair Friday afternoon, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, confirmed that he had successfully completed another long day of deciding what people around the world should believe. The tech titan, worth $71 billion, went on to describe the weight that comes along with being the arbiter of moral fitness and objective truth, able to make or break nearly any website on the internet by lowering the organic reach of their posts or outright banning them, based upon Facebook’s opinion of the views expressed in their...
  • Do Not, I Repeat, Do Not Download Onavo, Facebook’s Vampiric VPN Service

    02/15/2018 5:36:24 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | Dell Cameron
    Facebook is not a privacy company; it’s Big Brother on PCP. It does not want to anonymize and protect you; it wants to drain you of your privacy, sucking up every bit of personal data. You should resist the urge to let it, at every turn. There’s a new menu item in the Facebook app, first reported by TechCrunch on Monday, labeled “Protect.” Clicking it will send you to the App Store and prompt you to download a Virtual Private Network (VPN) service called Onavo. (“Protect” shows up in the iOS app. Gizmodo looked for it on an Android device...
  • O’Keefe Drops 3rd Twitter Undercover Video Employees Paid to View ‘Private Sex Messages’ of Users

    01/16/2018 9:16:54 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 5 replies
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | Jan 12, 2018 | Cristina Laila
    Project Veritas set Twitter ablaze last week with back to back bombshell undercover videos exposing the social media giant for their ‘big brother’ practices and censorship of Trump supporters.