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  • Left Loses It Over Big Tech Chairman’s Pro-Trump Fundraiser

    02/14/2020 1:45:47 PM PST · by JV3MRC · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 2/14/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    The left went bonkers on Twitter when news broke that Big Tech billionaire Larry Ellison was hosting a pro-Trump fundraiser. Lefty outlet Vox Recode characterized the billionaire founder of Oracle Corporation's decision to support President Donald Trump as "unthinkable for a tech titan" and “a major coup for the Trump team." Recode continued: "Ellison is, after all, the country’s fifth-richest person, with a net worth of almost $70 billion.” Vox Recode also issued a harbinger in its Feb. 12 report: “[T]he fundraiser [to be held in Ellison’s estate] is sure to expose the flamboyant 75-year-old billionaire [Ellison] to a new...
  • Silicon Valley sells snake oil 'solutions'. The Democratic party fell for them

    02/06/2020 5:23:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Thu 6 Feb 2020 | Siva Vaidhyanathan
    If the Democrats take one lesson from Iowa, it should be that simple, dependable technology is better than flimsy, new technologyAs I write this sentence I have no idea which candidates prevailed in the Democratic caucuses held in Iowa on Monday. That’s fine with me. We don’t know the results because the Iowa Democratic party fell into the same mania that has twisted the American economy, culture and political world for almost 40 years: the thoughtless pursuit of immediate gratification through the expensive installation of complex, fragile technological systems. We call it “smart” technology to mask how stupid we have...
  • Little Known Silicon Valley Group ‘Mind the Gap’ Spending Millions to Boost Democrats in 2020

    01/17/2020 6:16:36 PM PST · by bitt · 21 replies
    LEGALINSURRECTION.COM ^ | 1/9/2020 | mike lachance
    “the group is accomplishing this all behind the scenes — without any prior public scrutiny” Democrats are fond of claiming that they want big money and so-called ‘dark’ money taken out of politics. Yet a Silicon Valley-based group is quietly pumping over a hundred million dollars into efforts to help Democrats in 2020, mostly through voter registration. Funny, it doesn’t sound like anyone on the left is complaining about this. Theodore Schleifer reports at Recode: How Silicon Valley’s secretive donor group plans to beat Trump Mind the Gap, the secretive group quietly reshaping big-money politics in Silicon Valley, is aiming...
  • Anyone check this out yet?

    12/28/2019 11:42:17 PM PST · by OL Hickory · 10 replies
    WND ^ | march 28 2019 | WND staff
    New christian/conservative alternative to FB and twitter
  • 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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qxz-vmbFXd4&feature=emb_title 
  • CRACKDOWN Twitter is Censoring Users for Exposing Name of Alleged ‘Whistleblower’ Eric Ciaramella

    11/07/2019 6:07:47 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 28 replies
    bigleaguepolitics ^ | Nov 7,2019 | Shane Trejo
    Social media is trying to prop up the deep state witch hunt against the President. Share Tweet Flip The alleged deep state “whistleblower” who filed a complaint against President Donald Trump over his correspondence with Ukraine – now widely believed to be 33-year-old CIA officer Eric Ciaramella – is being protected by a political establishment desperate to keep the impeachment circus going. Social media is taking cues from the fake news, which steadfastly refuses to disclose Ciaramella’s name. Twitter is even restricting and temporarily banning accounts that mention Ciaramella as the Big Tech giant grows desperate to prevent the truth...
  • Liberal Policy Failures Are the Reason for Socialism’s New Appeal

    11/07/2019 4:09:12 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 7, 2019 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Multiple forms of socialism, from hard Stalinism to European redistribution, continue to fail. Russia and China are still struggling with the legacy of genocidal communism. Eastern Europe still suffers after decades of Soviet-imposed socialist chaos. Cuba, Nicaragua, North Korea, and Venezuela are unfree, poor, and failed states. Baathism—a synonym for pan-Arabic socialism—ruined the postwar Middle East. The soft-socialist European Union countries are stagnant and mostly dependent on the U.S. military for their protection. In contrast, current American deregulation, tax cuts, and incentives, and record energy production have given the United States the strongest economy in the world. So why, then,...
  • Sanders blasts Apple for $2.5B investment to fight housing crisis

    11/06/2019 3:44:29 AM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 11/05/19 | Brittany De Lea
    Independent Vermont senator and 2020 presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is not impressed by tech giant Apple’s efforts to increase the supply of affordable housing in California amid a growing crisis. In a statement on Monday evening, Sanders called out the Cupertino, California-based company out for trying to distract from a problem it helped create. “Apple's announcement that it is entering the real estate lending business is an effort to distract from the fact that it has helped create California's housing crisis – all while raking in $800 million of taxpayer subsidies, and keeping a quarter trillion dollars of profit offshore,...
  • Code for America unites techies, government

    12/12/2012 1:19:08 AM PST · by thecodont · 4 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Updated 8:29 p.m., Tuesday, December 11, 2012 | Ellen Lee
    A little more than a year ago, Prashant Singh was an engineer at Microsoft's Mountain View campus working on projects including Internet-connected televisions and the Xbox. But for the past year, his career has taken a civil service turn. The 31-year-old engineer spent 2012 designing a public transit tool and other technology for the city of Detroit. Through the San Francisco nonprofit Code for America, Singh took a sabbatical of sorts. As fellows of the effort nicknamed the "Peace Corps for geeks," Singh and 25 other techies fanned out for a year across the United States to help municipalities develop...
  • Here’s What Happened When Reid Hoffman and Other Tech Bigwigs Went to the Vatican to Talk Morality

    10/02/2019 6:28:47 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Fortune ^ | 9/26/19 | Eric J. Lyman
    Ask Internet entrepreneur and Silicon Valley venture capitalist Reid Hoffman how he decides which companies to invest in, and he’ll tell you he has a simple litmus test to determine whether to give the idea a closer look. “I want to invest in companies that play to one or more of the seven deadly sins,” Hoffman said. For those a bit rusty, those sins would be: lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride. Hoffman, best known as co-founder of LinkedIn, says the business-professional networking-platform most embodies the deadly sin of greed. “In the end, LinkedIn is helping someone earn...
  • Inside the new Uber: Weak coffee, vanishing perks and fast-deflating morale

    10/01/2019 9:11:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 30, 2019 | Faiz Siddiqui
    Tech IPOs have long been viewed as a boon for Silicon Valley workers, ushering in a new era of corporate stability and stock-driven wealth. That’s not been the case at Uber, where the stock price has fallen roughly 30 percent since going public in May and employees say they’ve noticed cuts to amenities as basic as the brands of coffee available for brewing. Uber is changing as it shifts from a closely held unicorn start-up to a publicly traded company that appears to be losing investors’ confidence, according to interviews with current and former workers. Those changes include laying off...
  • Sen. David Perdue OKs Silicon Valley Takeover of College Graduate Job Market

    09/25/2019 7:36:18 PM PDT · by lone star annie · 97 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Neil Munro
    Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) now supports Sen. Mike Lee’s (R-UT) green card giveaway bill, which will allow investors to reward many more Indian graduates for taking middle-class jobs from American college graduates. Perdue’s decision to end his opposition to the bill clears the way for Lee to rush his bill through the Senate on Thursday. If no other senators object, Lee’s bill will move through the Senate, putting it much closer to becoming law.
  • Here Are the 25 Highest Paying Companies in America

    09/20/2019 11:55:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Fortune ^ | 09/20/2019
    Cybersecurity expertise might be the key to a generous salary, according to a new ranking of company salaries.Palo Alto Networks tops a list of the 25 highest paying companies in America from career site Glassdoor, coming in with a median salary of $170,929. That puts it ahead of Nvidia, where the average employee takes home $170,068 per year.Here's how the rest of the Top 10 shakes out, with median total salaries listed. Palo Alto Networks: $170,929Nvidia: $170,068Twitter: $162,852Gilead Sciences: $162,210Google: $161,254VMware: $158,063LinkedIn: $157,402Facebook: $152,962Salesforce: $150,379Microsoft: $148,068 (See the complete list on Glassdoor.)Tech companies dominate the list and many are based...
  • Hi tech entrepreneur’ Andrew Yang not rich enough to buy a modest home in Silicon Valley

    09/20/2019 7:36:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/20/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    Andrew Yang is widely identified as a “hi tech entrepreneur,” leading many people (including me) to assume that he is worth many millions of dollars, and independently wealthy. That made sense considering his plan to give a thousand bucks a month (borrowed, of course) to everyone (and it’s not clear to me if legal or illegal aliens qualify).But according to information in this column by James Freeman in the Wall Street Journal, he isn’t more than middle class, at least by the standards of Silicon Valley.  Julie Bykowicz reported in the Journal in May: Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, a self-described...
  • Washington, Silicon Valley Struggle to Unify on Protecting Elections

    09/15/2019 12:59:11 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 8 replies
    wsj.com ^ | September 13, 2019 | Dustin Volz and Deepa Seetharaman
    Government and tech platforms each say the other should be doing more, raising questions about 2020 preparedness U.S. national-security officials traveled to Silicon Valley last week to forge deeper ties with big tech companies in hopes of better protecting the 2020 election from foreign intervention. It didn’t go entirely as planned.At the meeting organized by Facebook Inc. at its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., Shelby Pierson—named over the summer to lead the U.S. intelligence community’s new election-threats group—delivered a blunt message to the assembled executives: You need to share more data with us about your users.The executives and other U.S. officials in...
  • Uh Oh, Silicon Valley Is Building Chinese-Style Social Credit System

    08/26/2019 6:50:36 AM PDT · by gaijin · 39 replies
    Fast Company ^ | Mike Elgan
    Have you heard about China’s social credit system? It’s a technology-enabled, surveillance-based nationwide program designed to nudge citizens toward better behavior. The ultimate goal is to “allow the trustworthy to roam everywhere under heaven while making it hard for the discredited to take a single step,” according to the Chinese government. In place since 2014, the social credit system is a work in progress that could evolve by next year into a single, nationwide point system for all Chinese citizens, akin to a financial credit score. It aims to punish for transgressions that can include membership in or support for...
  • World asked to help craft online charter for religious harmony

    11/14/2008 4:50:36 PM PST · by MountainLoop · 60 replies · 1,331+ views
    Breitbart ^ | November 14, 2008 | AFP
    A website launched Friday with the backing of technology industry and Hollywood elite urges people worldwide to help craft a framework for harmony between all religions. The Charter for Compassion project on the Internet at www.charterforcompassion.org springs from a "wish" granted this year to religious scholar Karen Armstrong at a premier Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED) conference in California. "Tedizens" include Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin along with other Internet icons as well as celebrities such as Forest Whittaker and Cameron Diaz. Wishes granted at TED envision ways to better the world and come with a promise that...
  • The Democrats’ Biggest Expert Accusing Republicans of Russian Trolling Was a Russian Troll

    12/30/2018 6:36:24 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 26 replies
    FrontPage ^ | December 31, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Democrats’ Biggest Expert Accusing Republicans of Russian Trolling Was a Russian Troll They invented the Russian conspiracy, then they faked the crimes. December 31, 2018 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. When the Democrats and the media wanted to prove that Russian trolls were everywhere, and supporting Republicans, they turned to Jonathon Morgan and Renee DiResta. Morgan and DiResta had originally been part of Obama’s futile effort to fight ISIS on social media, before discovering a much more lucrative...
  • Democratic operatives created fake Russian bots designed to link Kremlin to Roy Moore in Alabama...

    12/20/2018 11:29:54 AM PST · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    FOX News ^ | 12/20/2018 | By Lukas Mikelionis
    Democratic operatives, backed by a liberal billionaire and facilitated by a former Obama official, created thousands of fake Russian accounts to give an impression the Russian government was supporting Alabama Republican Roy Moore in last year’s election against now-Sen. Doug Jones. The secret project, which had a budget of just $100,000 and was carried out on Facebook and Twitter, was revealed after the New York Times obtained an internal report detailing the efforts. “We orchestrated an elaborate ‘false flag’ operation that planted the idea that the Moore campaign was amplified on social media by a Russian botnet,” the internal report...
  • Tech Billionaire Allegedly Behind A False Flag Operation Played A Role In Creating Fake News...

    02/25/2019 4:37:48 PM PST · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/24/19 | Chris White
    Reid Hoffman, a billionaire who was allegedly involved in a false information campaign in Alabama, played a crucial role in developing software capable of creating “deepfake” news articles, sources confirmed.Tesla CEO Elon Musk suggests he distanced himself from OpenAI in 2018 after disagreements about the direction researchers were taking the group. One of the big tech billionaires responsible for financing a project creating “deepfake” news articles is a prominent Hillary Clinton supporter and Democratic donor.  The liberal billionaire who allegedly backed a misinformation campaign during the midterm elections played a significant role in funding a group responsible for creating a...