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  • TikTok Teens Are 'Going to War' Against the Trump Campaign After Republicans Call to Ban the App

    07/10/2020 7:22:41 AM PDT · by Stravinsky · 59 replies
    TIME ^ | July 10, 2020 | SHELLY BANJO AND MISYRLENA EGKOLFOPOULOU
    TikTok fans are retaliating for Trump’s threats of banning the app, which is owned by China’s Bytedance Ltd. and is hugely popular in the U.S., especially among teens. The thought of taking away a key social and entertainment hub in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic has led to outrage. “For Gen Z and Millennials, TikTok is our clubhouse and Trump threatened it,” said Yori Blacc, a 19-year-old TikTok user in California who joined in the app protest. “If you’re going to mess with us, we will mess with you.” Blacc said the movement gained steam Wednesday when a popular...
  • Democrats Are Using Your Tax Dollars To Silence You and Defeat President Trump in 2020.

    05/02/2020 2:22:58 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 10 replies
    05/02/20 | vanity
    A little background first:The Deep State's  Department of Defence and CIA  (e.g., Clinton, Obama and more) backed the development of LifeLog, a social media site intended to surveille the public electronically by getting them to volunteer and share socially information that the weaponized intel would harvest.See if you can perceive the similarities between DARPA's LifeLog program and Facebook:LIFELOG captures, stores, and makes accessible the flow of one person's experience in and interactions with the world in order to support a broad spectrum of associates/assistants and other system capabilities. The objective of the LifeLog concept was "to be able to trace...
  • Female-Impersonating “Teacher” Uses Girls’ Restroom

    03/21/2020 8:09:33 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 39 replies
    Illinois Family Institute ^ | 3/18/2020 | Laurie Higgins
    Mark Vincent Busenbark, a middle-aged man with a cross-dressing alter ego he calls Vica Steel, has been creating intellectual and moral havoc in Frank Allis Elementary School in Madison, Wisconsin for a year. Last school year, Busenbark, a science teacher, created a creepy video about his creepy predilection for cross-dressing and pretending to be sometimes a man and sometimes a woman. Then, with the permission of his administration, he presumptuously showed his creepy “coming out” video to all K-5 students without their parents’ knowledge or consent. In this video, he describes in biased language his disordered and delusional view of...
  • https://iotnews.com/invisible-computing-startup-unveils-smart-contact-lens/2627/

    01/17/2020 4:42:55 AM PST · by DTAD · 4 replies
    A startup focused on “invisible computing” Thursday unveiled a smart contact lens which delivers an augmented reality display in a user’s field of vision. The Mojo Vision contact lens offers a display with information and notifications, and allows the user to interact by focusing on certain points.
  • What's At Stake in the Race for 5G Dominance

    01/14/2020 3:02:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 14, 2020 | James Edwards
    The United States and China are racing for dominance in 5G wireless connectivity. The R&D, the inventions, the technological standards and the commercial products developed and deployed in the coming months and years will determine whose inventions bring the world the next generation of wireless technology. Two companies lead in foundational research and development of 5G. Fortunately for the world, U.S.-based Qualcomm has invented and developed superior 5G core technologies. It makes a profound difference which country’s innovations a few key collaborative standards-setting bodies adopt as the foundation of the next-generation wireless infrastructure. 5G won’t be your Mom’s internet. Beyond...
  • Why is a 22GB database containing 56 million US folks' personal details sitting on the open internet using a Chinese IP address? Seriously, why?

    01/10/2020 6:30:00 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 26 replies
    Exclusive A database containing the personal details of 56.25m US residents – from names and home addresses to phone numbers and ages – has been found on the public internet, served from a computer with a Chinese IP address, bizarrely enough. The information silo appears to have been obtained somehow from Florida-based CheckPeople.com, which is a typical people-finder website: for a fee, you can enter someone's name, and it will look up their current and past addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, names of relatives, and even criminal records in some cases, all presumably gathered from public records. However, all of...
  • Ex-FBI Analyst Sentenced to Jail for Hacking Private Email To Protect Mueller

    12/29/2019 8:26:13 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    Western Journal ^ | 12/29/2019 | C. Douglas Golden
    If you’re a law enforcement official who has more allegiance to ideology than to the law or to the country, where does that get you? For former FBI analyst Mark Tolson, the answer is jail — however briefly. Tolson is best-known — if he’s known at all — as the man who broke into a pro-Trump operative’s email account in October 2018, took screen-shots of some of the messages, then sent images to a reporter and offered the reporter the password, according to Politico. The unnamed member of the media turned down the opportunity. Tolson, 60, said he did it...
  • No More Private Homes... To Save the Planet

    12/27/2019 6:32:55 PM PST · by george76 · 77 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Dec 27, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    Funny how the environmental objectives of the "Save the Planet from the Flying Global Warming Monster" squad and that of Marxism line up so neatly. Of course you shouldn't have personal autonomy or private property. It's bad for the 'planet'. And by the planet, we mean the red planet. So it's no surprise that The Nation, where the synergy of the red and the green meet, should roll out a story like this, "If we want to keep cities safe in the face of climate change, we need to seriously question the ideal of private homeownership." ... And give up...
  • It Seemed Like a Popular Chat App. It’s Secretly a Spy Tool.

    12/22/2019 9:05:45 PM PST · by ransomnote · 15 replies
    December 22, 2019 | Mark Mazzetti, Nicole Perlroth and Ronen Bergman
    ToTok, an Emirati messaging app that has been downloaded to millions of phones, is the latest escalation of a digital arms race. IMAGE: The Aldar Building in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, where the Emirates’ signals intelligence agency and Pax AI, a data mining firm linked to ToTok, have their offices.  Photo Credit...Ben Job/ReutersWASHINGTON — It is billed as an easy and secure way to chat by video or text message with friends and family, even in a country that has restricted popular messaging services like WhatsApp and Skype.But the service, ToTok, is actually a spying tool, according to American officials...
  • FBI warns smart TVs might be spying on you

    12/06/2019 5:53:02 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 53 replies
    WHP-Harrisburg ^ | 12/05/2019 | Brendan Kinney
    Terrill Frantz, a cybersecurity associate professor at Harrisburg University, compares smart TVs to your smartphone. TVs on the market now have the ability to connect to the internet. They’re equipped with cameras, microphones, and in some cases, facial recognition technology. “How easy is it for somebody to hack into a smart TV,” I asked. “Well, presently, it’s fairly easy,” answered Frantz. The FBI says smart TVs are often poorly secured by their manufacturers, compared to computers or smartphones. Experts say cyber-criminals can hack in and change channels, play with the volume, and in a worst-case scenario, watch and listen to...
  • Mobile phone detection cameras set to roll out across Australia, here’s everything you need to know

    12/02/2019 9:07:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Car Advice ^ | 12/02/2019 | Joshua Dowling
    World-first technology to catch drivers using phones illegally is being introduced in NSW ahead of the rest of the country. Here are the mobile phone fines in each state. Drivers using a mobile phone illegally have a greater chance of getting caught from today, as NSW becomes the first place in the world to introduce mobile phone detection cameras – and other Australian states are poised to follow. A mix of 10 fixed and portable mobile phone detection cameras will be installed in NSW from today (1 December 2019); another 35 are planned over the next four years. During a...
  • Uber plans to start audio-recording rides in the U.S. for safety

    11/20/2019 7:53:41 PM PST · by Theoria · 4 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 20 Nov 2019 | Faiz Siddiqui
    Uber plans to record audio during rides in the United States as part of a new security feature, in its latest push to protect riders and drivers amid rising safety concerns. The feature, which is first to be piloted in some Latin American cities next month, allows users to opt in to activate an audio recording on any trip or all trips, according to internal communications viewed by The Washington Post and confirmed by Uber. In markets where it’s available, users would probably be given a blanket warning that trips are subject to recording — and that the feature will...
  • Police can keep Ring camera video forever and share with whomever they’d like, Amazon tells senator

    11/20/2019 7:01:26 PM PST · by Theoria · 53 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 19 Nov 2019 | Drew Harwell
    Police officers who download videos captured by homeowners’ Ring doorbell cameras can keep them forever and share them with whomever they’d like without providing evidence of a crime, the Amazon-owned firm told a lawmaker this month. More than 600 police forces across the country have entered into partnerships with the camera giant, allowing them to quickly request and download video recorded by Ring’s motion-detecting, Internet-connected cameras inside and around Americans’ homes. The company says that the videos can be a critical tool in helping law enforcement investigate crimes such as trespassing, burglary and package theft, and that homeowners are free...
  • SMART FAUCETS AND TOILETS USE ALEXA TO LISTEN TO YOUR CONVERSATIONS (Amazon.com technology)

    09/20/2019 8:29:33 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 76 replies
    sagaciousnewsnetwork.com ^ | September 17, 2019 | SAGACIOUS NEWS
      (Mass Private I) It is hard to imagine a more intrusive home surveillance device than a faucet or toilet that listens to everyone’s conversations, but that is just what Delta Faucet and Kohler have done.Delta Faucet’s “Voice IQ” takes advantage of where lots of people like to congregate and turns it into an Alexa eavesdropping center.“Designed with the understanding that 20 percent of all WiFi-enabled homes are equipped with a connected home device, VoiceIQ Technology pairs with existing devices to dispense the exact amount of water needed, all with a simple voice command.”Delta lets Alexa decide how much water everyone...
  • Capital One Data Theft Impacts 106M People [and a tranny too !!!]

    07/30/2019 1:56:07 PM PDT · by SecondAmendment · 12 replies
    krebsonsecurity.com ^ | 30-Jul-2019 | Bryan Krebbs
    Federal prosecutors this week charged a Seattle woman with stealing data from more than 100 million credit applications made with Capital One Financial Corp. Incredibly, much of this breach played out publicly over several months on social media and other open online platforms. What follows is a closer look at the accused, and what this incident may mean for consumers and businesses .... Erratic (Paige A. Thompson) also posted frequently to Slack about her struggles with gender identity, lack of employment, and persistent suicidal thoughts.
  • Google and Facebook are Watching YOU as you watch Porn even in incognito mode

    07/19/2019 5:17:15 AM PDT · by 3161J410 · 42 replies
    NYT ^ | July 17, 2019 | Charlie Warzel
    Silicon Valley’s biggest companies are always watching you — even when you’re browsing pornography websites in incognito mode. What these companies might be doing with pornography-site browsing data is a mystery. Oracle, which owns a number of large data brokers and has been called a “privacy deathstar,” could, for example add data collected by trackers with its current profiles. Dr. Maris argues that this lack of disclosure is similar to the issue of sexual consent. “As in any sexual interaction, silence must not be mistaken for consent,” she said. “Individuals should have a clear understanding of the power dynamics of...
  • 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...