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  • Can racist tweets help predict hate crimes? L.A. is about to find out

    09/25/2016 8:21:00 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 33 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 9/23/16 | Richard Winton
    Can police prevent hate crimes by monitoring racist banter on social media? Researchers will be testing this concept over the next three years in Los Angeles, marking a new frontier in efforts by law enforcement to predict and prevent crimes. During a three-year experiment, British researchers working with the Santa Monica-based Rand Corp. will be monitoring millions of tweets related to the L.A. area in an effort to identify patterns and markers that prejudice-motivated violence is about to occur in real time. The researchers then will compare the data against records of reported violent acts. The U.S. Department of Justice...
  • John Bolton on Obama’s Internet Handover: ‘Within Ten Years, the Internet as We Know It Will End’

    09/22/2016 8:49:13 PM PDT · by bushwon · 73 replies
    Breitbart.com and Breitbart Radio- ^ | 9/22/16 | John Hayward
    More from the article - interview mp4 available at link. On Thursday’s Breitbart News Daily on SiriusXM, former U.N. ambassador John Bolton predicted that the impending transfer of Internet domain control from American supervision to an international body will mean the end of the Internet “as we know it.” Speaking to Breitbart Editor-in-Chief and SiriusXM host Alex Marlow, Bolton explained that we should be “very concerned” about the transfer from “a national-security perspective.” “What we’ve gotten out of the Internet, under the shelter of a private American organization that contracts with the Commerce Department, [is] one of the few cases...
  • Obama-era surveillance worse than Stasi, says Oliver Stone

    09/22/2016 5:19:47 PM PDT · by SubMareener · 26 replies
    AFP via Yahoo! News ^ | September 22, 2016 | Staff
    US film director Oliver Stone on Thursday accused President Barack Obama's administration of implementing a surveillance system worse than that of the feared Stasi secret police in East Germany. Speaking at the San Sebastian film festival in northern Spain, where he presented his film "Snowden," Stone said many in the US had grown disillusioned with a president they once saw as "a man of great integrity." "On the contrary, Obama has doubled down on the (George W.) Bush administration policies," said Stone, whose latest movie is a biographical political thriller about Edward Snowden, the former intelligence contractor who revealed a...
  • FIREWORKS Predicted at Today's Hearing reg. Internet Giveaway

    09/14/2016 5:46:06 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 45 replies
    Paul Rosenzweig [2nd Panel witness] and other sources | self -- Free Republic Current News
    One expert witness, Paul Rosenzweig, predicts fireworks during the First Panel: "I will be testifying as well, but on the second panel—the fireworks will be on the first panel, I'm sure." The first panel will include many in favor of multinational oversight for ICANN, and the questioning will likely get hot. While many in congress trust President Obama's plan, Paul Rosenzweig noted: "The Chairmen of the four relevant committees (Senate and House, Judiciary and Commerce), however, have called for the administration to reconsider its decision." ** Get that -- ALL FOUR chairmen [who are most informed about the controversy], and...
  • Feds to make a ruling over politicking on the Web

    09/14/2016 5:56:05 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    A political action committee is looking to figure out whether it can safely use the Internet to support national political candidates, or whether the Federal Election Commission might seize the opportunity to impose the kind of regulations Democrats have been striving to attain. The request for an advisory opinion, filed on behalf of Citizen Super PAC, asks the FEC whether it would be permissible to email supporters of a candidate's campaign, or whether that would cross a line prohibiting coordination with candidates.
  • Every British TV Show To Be Monitored for ‘Diversity’

    08/25/2016 10:36:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 25, 2016 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    Some of Britain’s best-loved and most watched programmes, including EastEnders and Coronation Street, are to be monitored for their ethnic, gender and sexual orientation diversity as part of a new scheme to be rolled out eventually across the whole of British television.
  • CNN Launches Drone Operations To Film Americans

    08/18/2016 10:23:02 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/18/16 | Steve Guest
    According to a press release provided to The Daily Caller, Terence Burke, senior vice president of national news, said that “CNN’s cutting-edge development of technology to enhance the way we tell stories is a part of our DNA. We are proud to continue the tradition with CNN AIR, and to establish a unit that will expand our technological capabilities for newsgathering.” CNN has formed the “first media-related research partnership with the Georgia Tech Research Institute” and will be in a direct research agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration. According to the press release, in 2015, “CNN was selected by the...
  • London's Muslim Mayor Introduces The Thought Police

    08/18/2016 3:26:53 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | August 18, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    London’s new Muslim mayor, Sadiq Khan, is allocating over two million dollars (Ł1,730,726) to an “online hate crime hub” enabling police to track and arrest “trolls” who “target…individuals and communities.” There can be no doubt, given the nature of the British political establishment today, which “trolls” these new Thought Police will be going after, and which “communities” will be protected from “hate speech.” “Islamophobia,” which David Horowitz and I termed “the thought crime of the totalitarian future,” is now going to bring down upon the hapless “trolls” the wrath of London’s Metropolitan police force -- and this totalitarian new initiative...
  • America to hand off Internet in under two months

    08/17/2016 9:34:37 AM PDT · by PROCON · 105 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Aug. 16, 2016 | RUDY TAKALA
    The Department of Commerce is set to hand off the final vestiges of American control over the Internet to international authorities in less than two months, officials have confirmed. The department will finalize the transition effective Oct. 1, Assistant Secretary Lawrence Strickling wrote on Tuesday, barring what he called "any significant impediment." The move means the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, which is responsible for interpreting numerical addresses on the Web to a readable language, will move from U.S. control to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, a multistakeholder body based in Los Angeles that includes countries such as...
  • London Mayor To Set Up Police ‘Online Hate Crime Hub’ In ‘Partnership’ With Social Media Firms

    08/16/2016 6:54:05 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/16/2016 | Liam Deacon
    The office of London’s first Muslim mayor has secured millions of pounds to fund a police “online hate crime hub” to work in “partnership with social media providers” to criminalise “trolls” who “target… individuals and communities.”The London mayor’s office for policing and crime (Mopac) will spend Ł1,730,726 of taxpayer’s money policing speech online after applying for a huge grant from the Home Office Police Innovation Fund (PIF), it was announced in a statement.“The purpose of this programme is to strengthen the police and community response to this growing crime type” is was announced, and will “involv[e] a dedicated police team”...
  • Facebook Bans Gay Magazine Critical Of Islam

    06/17/2016 8:03:58 AM PDT · by orchestra · 37 replies
    Breitbart UK ^ | 6/17/2016 | Chris Tomlinson
    Facebook has banned the page of gay magazine Gaystream after they published an article critical of Islam in the wake of the Orlando massacre. The social media platform has again been censoring pages that criticise Islam. Facebook banned the page of gay magazine Gaystream after the publication wrote an article attacking people for defending the attitudes of the religion towards homosexuals.
  • The European Commission Wants You To Log Into Social Media Accounts With Govt-Issued ID Cards

    06/02/2016 6:54:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 2, 2016 | Raheem Kassam
    The European Commission plans to attack citizens’ right to online privacy, insisting that state-issued ID cards should be used to log into platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, and even Uber. The Vice President for the Digital Single Market on the European Commission, former Communist Andrus Ansip, is behind the next European Union (EU) raid on personal freedoms, promoting the idea of using national ID cards to log in to online services.
  • FULL TEXT: The EU And Facebook’s ‘Code Of Conduct’ Policing Free Speech

    05/31/2016 2:43:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    breitbart ^ | 5/31/16 | Raheem Kassam
    Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have “signed up” to a new European Union (EU) “Code of Conduct”, pledging to help censor and “criminalise” perceived “illegal online hate speech” and “promot[e] independent counter-narratives” that the EU favors. The Code, which has been branded “Orwellian” by Members of the European Parliament, is reproduced in full below by Breitbart London for the benefit of our readers. Facebook, Microsoft [Microsoft-hosted consumer services, as relevant], Twitter and YouTube (hereinafter “the IT Companies”) – also involved in the EU Internet Forum – share, together with other platforms and social media companies, a collective responsibility and pride in...
  • VIDEO: "You're a Sleaze": Donald Trump Calls Out ABC News Reporter (w/Al Baldasaro)

    05/31/2016 8:45:35 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 165 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 31, 2016 | Right Side Broadcasting
    At a press conference at Trump Tower in NYC, where Trump was providing the press with a breakdown of how the funds he raised for Veterans was distributed, Donald Trump called out an ABC News Reporter. VIDEO
  • Google, Twitter, Facebook and Microsoft agree to help EU combat hate speech (Prelude to Censorship)

    05/31/2016 7:07:36 AM PDT · by quesney · 37 replies
    Tech giants are cracking down on hate speech. Facebook, Twitter, Google and Microsoft have all agreed to the European Commission's new "code of conduct," which aims to combat illegal hate speech and terrorist propaganda. These new regulations, which were announced Tuesday, will require the tech companies to review the majority of hateful online content within 24 hours of being notified—and remove the post if it's truly offensive and malicious. Tech companies will also have to promote independent counter-narratives to hate speech published online.
  • Facebook Signs European Union Pledge To Suppress Loosely Defined ‘Hate Speech’ And Promote [tr]

    05/31/2016 6:29:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 31, 2016 | Liam Duncan and Raheem Kassam
    The European Commission has today announced a partnership with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft in order to crack down on what it classes as “illegal hate speech” while “criminaliz[ing]” perpetrators and “promoting independent counter-narratives” that the European Union favours.
  • Unethical journalism: Couric alters words of VCDL members

    05/23/2016 12:44:21 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 50 replies
    Virginia Citizens Defense League Alert ^ | 5-23-16 | Philip Van Cleave
    “Creative” editing by Katie Couric, who must have graduated from the Joseph Goebbels School of Journalism, has intentionally and significantly changed the response of VCDL members in a new video called “Under the Gun” - and I have PROOF. VCDL APPROACHED TO BE PART OF A “DOCUMENTARY” I received an email in March of 2015 from Kristin Lazure, a producer for Atlas Films, asking if VCDL would be part of "a documentary about the gun violence prevention movement in America.” In the email, Kristin said, "Some of the storylines we're exploring include the legislative process on the federal and state...
  • Facebook’s Zuckerberg Denies Bias, Wants to Meet ‘Leading Conservatives’

    05/13/2016 11:08:54 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 71 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 13 May 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has denied that the social media giant censors news from conservative outlets — and says he wants to meet with “leading conservatives” to discuss the issue. A report earlier this month by Gizmodo alleged that Facebook “routinely” suppressed conservative news in its “trending news” feature, even when stories from conservative sites were being circulated widely by Facebook users. The report also alleged that Facebook “injected” more acceptable stories, such as coverage of the left-wing Black Lives Matter movement. Facebook denied the allegations. In a Facebook post Thursday evening, Zuckerberg reiterated that denial, and said he plans...
  • Is Facebook Suppressing Hunting and Fishing News?

    05/13/2016 10:46:39 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 23 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 5/13/2016 | C Cocoles
    Recently, there was an interview story at Gizmodo, which they (Gizmodo) interviewed an anonymous, former "news curator" for Facebook. In the story, the accusation was made that these curators purposely were told to keep more conservative topics such as Mitt Romney or Rand Paul from trending. So this allegedly happened even with users chatter was causing topics to trend naturally. If this is true, this is going against Facebook’s claims the trending topics are not artificially altered or gamed in any way. It’s common knowledge that Facebook trending topics are curated by a team of people, not machine learned. Excerpt...
  • Is online free speech under attack?

    05/09/2016 6:53:33 AM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/9/16 | Rudy Takala
    Regulators in Washington are showing increasing interest in tightening rules on political speech on the web, arguing that the dissonant voices enabled by "new media" have become too influential. If that effort is successful, experts wonder whether it could impact more traditional media as well, especially in how it relates to conservatives. "The best example we can give is going back a few years to when the [Federal Communications Commission] was looking at trying to silence talk radio, which was obviously a realm of conservatism," said Drew Johnson, executive director of the nonprofit group "Protect Internet Freedom." He was referring...
  • Charge: FEC Dems would ban Drudge, NYT, free media on election eve

    04/19/2016 5:08:58 AM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/18/16 | Paul Bedard
    The war between Republicans and Democrats on the politically splintered Federal Election Commission flared late Monday when a Republican commissioner and former chairman charged that the panel's Democrats want to regulate the press and end free election media. The moves by Democrats "signal an active regulatory effort within the agency, caution press organizations to look over their shoulders, and chill the free exercise of press activity," said Republican Lee E. Goodman in a statement on a recent FEC split vote.
  • [April 6, 2016] BERLIN POLICE CRACK DOWN ON FAR-RIGHT HATE POSTINGS

    04/15/2016 8:32:39 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 6, 2016 | AP
    <p>BERLIN (AP) -- Berlin police say they've raided 10 residences in the German capital in a crackdown against far-right hate speech on social media.</p>
  • Kim Philby, British double agent, reveals all in secret video

    04/11/2016 10:59:07 AM PDT · by No One Special · 36 replies
    BBC News ^ | April 4, 2016 | Gordon Corera
    In the previously unseen footage, Kim Philby gives a seminar to East German spies A previously unseen video of one of Britain's most infamous spies describing his career as a Soviet agent has been uncovered by the BBC. The tape is of Kim Philby giving a secret lecture to the Stasi, the East German Intelligence Service, in 1981. It is the first time the ex-MI6 officer can be seen talking about his life as a spy from his recruitment to his escape. He describes his career rising up the ranks of MI6 whilst providing its secrets to the Soviet Union's...
  • Obama: Let Big Brother In If You Want Online Protection

    04/07/2016 4:34:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/7/16 | Charlie Spiering
    President Obama urged students to open up their digital life to the federal government, if they wanted to be protected by the government, calling the current privacy expectations from Americans unrealistic. “People have a whole new set of privacy expectations that are understandable. They also expect though that since their lives are all digitized, that the digital world is safe, which creates a contradictory demand on government,” he said. Obama discussed the issue during a conversation about the Supreme Court at the University of Chicago, where he used to teach Constitutional law. He pointed out that citizens expected the government...
  • University of Michigan Students Call for Police to Censor Classmates’ Political Messages

    04/06/2016 10:58:52 AM PDT · by milton23 · 40 replies
    Daily SIgnal ^ | 4/6/2016 | Andrew Kloster
    The University of Michigan is one of our nation’s premier institutions of higher learning. Young people from all over the country move to Ann Arbor every year to obtain an education, and to have their ideas challenged by exposure to fellow students from many walks of life. Or maybe not. Last Thursday afternoon a number of anonymous chalk messages appeared on campus. But because these chalk messages read “#Stop Islam” and “Trump 2016,” these innocuous messages elicited 911 calls and apology from the president of the university. Apparently such statements constitute “hate speech.”
  • German comedian could face jail for insulting Erdogan

    04/06/2016 10:47:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 06 Apr 2016 12:17 GMT+02:00
    Germany’s hippest young comedian faces a jail sentence of up to five years if Turkey decides to press charges over a poem he wrote insulting its head of state. Jan Böhmermann knew what he was doing when he read out a self-penned poem insulting Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan live on his late night show on Thursday evening. He introduced the piece by speaking directly to the Turkish president. “What I’m about to read is not allowed. If it were to be read in public — that would be forbidden in Germany,” Böhmermann said, before proceeding to perform his “smear...
  • Microsoft built a special government-approved version of Windows 10 for China

    03/28/2016 10:02:27 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 24 replies
    The Next Web ^ | March 28, 2016 | by AMANDA CONNOLLY
    Being notoriously strict about censorship, China makes it difficult for companies to launch their products there. It’s a major stumbling block for businesses that want to take a stab at the largest market in the world.Often, companies will have to bend to suit the requirements of China’s government and that’s exactly what Microsoft has done. Ralph Haupter, Microsoft’s CEO for the Greater China region has revealed that the company’s made a Chinese government-approved version of Windows 10. Partnering with a state-run technology and defense company, CETC, Microsoft created its specialized version of Windows, officially called Zhuangongban, to comply with...
  • Stasi: Ted Cruz had five mistresses? I can't find one woman who would sleep with him

    03/27/2016 2:22:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 116 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | March 27, 2016 | Linda Stasi
    The National Enquirer should retract their outlandish story that Sen. Ted Cruz had affairs with five women outside the bonds of his holy matrimony. After this incredible and scandalous story broke, I was personally so outraged and disgusted that I did just like a candidate would do and hired a very expensive and classy research firm to do a poll. It was time to make America not just great again, but time for all Americans to know: Was Ted great in bed? The nationwide survey showed that the truth is much more shocking even than the allegation that Ted had...
  • Berlin calls for Europe-wide data control to fight terrorism

    03/23/2016 11:29:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 23 Mar 2016 08:47 GMT+01:00 | (AFP/The Local)
    In response to the Brussels terror attacks, the German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière called on Tuesday evening for stronger European cooperation on exchanging personal data. “Data protection is all well and good, but in times of crisis security comes first,” de Maizière told public broadcaster ARD. “The external borders of the Schengen zone have too many gaps in them. We need a register which shows who’s coming in and who’s leaving.” The minister also called for joining up the various “data pots” which security services in EU member states compile. “Europe as a whole is threatened and we need...
  • Zuckerberg 'hopes USA follows German example' (w.r.t. 'refugees')

    02/26/2016 11:13:05 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 70 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 26 Feb 2016 16:09 GMT+01:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    The United states should "follow the example of Germany" and take in more refugees fleeing conflicts around the world, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in Berlin on Friday. German Chancellor Angela Merkel was an inspiration and "definitely a model for the world," the 31-year-old multi-billionaire founder of the social network said. [...] The Facebook founder might find his comments less welcome at home in the USA than in Germany, where 1.1. million asylum seekers arrived last year. ...
  • Ted Cruz Launches Internet Data-Mining "Stazi" APP To Identify Friends and Phone Contacts of Cruz

    02/11/2016 5:17:49 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 36 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 2-11-2016 | sundance
    February 11, 2016 Ted Cruz Launches Internet Data-Mining "Stazi" APP To Identify Friends and Phone Contacts of Cruz by sundance If you begin to receive weird phone text messages, Facebook contacts and weird emails from the Cruz campaign, it’s probably because one of your “friends” is a Ted Cruz supporter – and he or she has you in their contact list. An alarming article from the Associated Press explains how Ted Cruz has moved his campaign from direct cyber contact to data-mining and spyware within the contacts on phones and social media of Ted Cruz supporters.According to the Associated Press...
  • Google To Censor US Search Site For European Users

    02/11/2016 5:55:37 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | 02/10/16 | Emma Woollacott
    Google GOOGL +0.83% is removing the loophole allowing European users to sidestep the ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling that censors their search results. After the European Court of Justice ruled two years ago that people could ask for search results to be removed if they contained inaccurate or ‘outdated’ information, Google attempted to strike a compromise. It complied with the order – but only for European versions of its website. This meant that European users wanting to see uncensored results have only to log on to Google.com to get the unedited version; and plenty do. This state of affairs, as...
  • German journalist-government tells media what it can/cannot report - Cologne sex attacks

    02/05/2016 1:07:01 PM PST · by Lorianne · 16 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 03 February 2015 | Corey Charlton
    A former news boss in Germany has claimed the country's media is told what to report on by Chancellor Angela Merkel's government. His admission comes as the country grapples with accusations media ignored hundreds of sex attacks committed by migrants during Cologne's New Year celebrations. Dr Wolfgang Herles, the former head of a public broadcaster Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF), said journalists are instructed to write news reports that are to 'Ms Merkel's liking'. Dr Herles labelled the situation a 'scandal' during a radio panel discussion on media and freedom of the press, Breitbart reported. Asked if the media landscape had...
  • Germany bans far-right Internet platform, arrests 2 [Isaiah 29]

    01/27/2016 12:10:32 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 1/27/2016 | Staff
    BERLIN (AP) -- The German government on Wednesday banned a far-right Internet platform that it accused of spreading "racist, xenophobic, anti-Semitic, homophobic and anti-Islamic content," and federal prosecutors said two people were arrested. The ban on the Altermedia Deutschland platform is "a clear sign that the rule of law doesn't allow hate crime," Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said. The prosecutors' office said that two Germans, identified only as Jutta V. and Ralph Thomas K. in line with German privacy rules, were arrested on suspicion of founding a criminal organization and incitement. Three other suspects weren't arrested. Raids were conducted...
  • Facebook Starts Cracking Down on Extremist Posts in Europe

    01/19/2016 12:17:58 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 37 replies
    NBC ^ | 1/18/16 | Reuters
    Facebook began a Europe-wide campaign on Monday to thwart extremist posts on social media, after German politicians in particular raised concerns about a rise in xenophobic comments linked to an influx of refugees. The company launched its "Initiative for Civil Courage Online" in Berlin, pledging over 1 million euros ($1.09 million) to support non-governmental organizations in their efforts to counter racist and xenophobic posts. Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said hate speech "has no place in our society," including on the Internet. Facebook's ground rules forbid bullying, harassment and threatening language, but critics say it does not enforce them...
  • German Minister: Right-Wing Chat Rooms 'At Least As Awful As' Sex Attacks [German Socialism]

    01/08/2016 9:15:55 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Jan 2016 | Milo Yiannopoulos
    Ralf Jaeger, German interior minister for North Rhine-Westphalia, has said that “what happens on the right-wing platforms and in chat rooms is at least as awful as the acts of those assaulting the women.” Jaeger was distressed that the multiple sex attacks on German women by men of “Arab or North African” appearance in Cologne on New Year’s Eve might bolster the arguments of anti-immigration campaigners. “This is poisoning the climate of our society,” he said. It’s not known which websites Jaeger was criticising, but free speech platforms such as 4chan are routinely branded “misogynistic” and “racist” by progressive campaigners...
  • Hickok45's youtube account terminated!

    01/06/2016 7:13:37 AM PST · by FreedomForce · 81 replies
    Vanity | FreedomForce
    His is probably the most wstched firearms channel on youtube. Seems mighty suspicious that it gets canceled right after Hussein's speech.
  • Angela Merkel's NY speech /w Arabic subtitles: "Hate in Germans who think Germany belongs to them"

    01/02/2016 4:55:17 PM PST · by maggief · 101 replies
    Youtube ^ | December 31, 2015
    Published on Dec 31, 2015 Due to the massive influx of over 1.5 million illegal immigrants this year, the yearly New Year's Eve speech of the chancellor Angela Merkel was provided with Arabic subtitles for the first time and can be seen at http://arabic.zdf.de/ar . Merkel stated that the immigration of "new citizens" who stay permanently is a huge chance for Germany and urged listeners not to "follow the others who have coldness and hate in their hearts" because they believe that "being German belongs to them alone". Germany belongs to everyone - she concluded that despite "costing huge amounts...
  • Stasi: Donald Trump is bad, but Ted Cruz is worse for America

    12/16/2015 9:18:25 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | December 16, 2015 | Linda Stasi
    Ted Cruz is a bully without respect for government. As wacky and seemingly dangerous as Donald Trump has become — spewing bigotry and conspiracy theories as truth serum — he’s not nearly as frighteningly dangerous to the office of the President as the only man beating him in the Des Moines Register’s Iowa poll, Ted Cruz. Donald is bombastic and boorish, but Cruz? Now you’re talking a bully without respect for the very government he claims to love for all his slimy, sweet words. Remember 2013, when like a spoiled brat he screamed and stomped his feet until he got...
  • Facebook, Twitter, Google Collude With German Government To Censor Discussion On Immigration

    12/15/2015 9:54:30 AM PST · by GonzoII · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Dec 2015 | Charlie Nash
    The two largest social networks, Facebook and Twitter, and the world's largest search engine, Google, have teamed up with German law enforcement to delete “hate speech” within 24 hours in what is being seen as a last-ditch effort to silence public dissent about a gigantic wave of Syrian immigration. The partnership to crack down on what Germany deems illegal speech comes after German law enforcement's reported concerns about “racist abuse” posted to social media after the country's huge and extremely controversial import of over a million Syrian refugees. Justice Minister Heiko Maas is reported to have warned social networks that...
  • Google’s chairman wants algorithms to censor the internet for "Hate" speech.

    12/08/2015 11:15:14 AM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 34 replies
    Google’s chairman wants algorithms to censor the internet for hate speech - Quartz In an op-ed for The New York Times (paywall), Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google, inserted himself directly into the middle of a heated debate about the line between fighting terrorism’s online reach and internet censorship. “It’s our responsibility to demonstrate that stability and free expression go hand in hand,” he writes. “We should build tools to help de-escalate tensions on social media—sort of like spell-checkers, but for hate and harassment.” His words came just after Hillary Clinton, the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, called...
  • SB killers were radical, ISIS-loving monsters — but one of their victims was just as bigoted

    12/05/2015 9:54:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 131 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | December 5, 2015 | Linda Stasi
    They were two hate-filled, bigoted municipal employees interacting in one department. Now 13 innocent people are dead in unspeakable carnage. One man spent his free time writing frightening, NRA-loving, hate-filled screeds on Facebook about the other’s religion. The other man quietly stewed and brewed his bigotry, collecting the kind of arsenal that the Facebook poster would have envied....
  • Berlin turns Stasi HQ into a refugee shelter

    11/22/2015 8:08:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 22 Nov 2015 14:17 GMT+01:00 | (AFP/The Local)
    Berlin has opened a shelter at the former headquarters of communist East Germany's feared Stasi secret police to help house a record influx of asylum seekers, weekend media reports said. Nearly 500 people, most of them from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, have been staying in the foreign intelligence wing of the imposing former Ministry of State Security since late Friday, the daily Berliner Zeitung said. Up to 900 people will eventually be housed there temporarily. ...
  • Israeli premier accuses German department store of boycott

    11/22/2015 6:40:11 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 22, 2015 7:47 AM EST
    Israel's prime minister is accusing a German department store of a "boycott" after it removed products made in Israeli settlements under new European Union labeling guidelines. Benjamin Netanyahu noted Sunday that Berlin's KaDeWe department store was once owned by Jews before the Nazis seized it. He says its decision to label products from Israeli communities and remove them from its shelves is "a boycott in every respect." ...
  • Merkel Doubles Down: ‘Time is Running Out To Return Hope To The Millions of Refugees’

    11/16/2015 12:08:46 PM PST · by GonzoII · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Nov 2015 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    Merkel has come under fire within her own coalition government for her continued support for open borders, following the revelation that at least one of the terrorists involved in the atrocities in Paris on Friday posed as a Syrian refugee in order to gain entry into Europe. In August of this year Germany ignored European Union rules and threw open her doors to all Syrian refugees, promising them asylum. Hundreds of thousands came. She also urged the UK to follow her example. But far from backing away from the policy in light of the Paris attack, she has instead hit...
  • Berlin police raid sites in crackdown on online hate speech

    11/12/2015 7:20:01 AM PST · by The Toll · 16 replies
    Assoiated Press ^ | 11/12/2015 | AP
    BERLIN (AP) -- Berlin police say they've raided 10 buildings in the German capital as part of a crackdown on far-right hate speech on social media networks. Police said Thursday that the morning raids involved 60 officers, who confiscated smartphones and computers as evidence, which are now being evaluated. They didn't have any immediate information on arrests.
  • Regarding Google's malware database and malware "attack site" warnings on FR [Thread II]

    10/28/2015 10:53:00 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 112 replies
    October 28, 2015 | Jim Robinson
    Basically, google's full of crap. Apparently, they have two issues with FR. One is that a user (a long-time user not a hacker) posted a link to an image that (unknown to him) resides on a site google has registered in their database as a malware site. We've pulled the post and notified google. Have no idea when they'll stop flagging us. The other is that we have links to aim.org. NSS! Aim (Accuracy in Media) is a well known conservative site. Have no idea how many, but I'm sure we've had hundreds or even thousands of links posted to...
  • Regarding Google's malware database and malware warnings on FR

    10/27/2015 5:21:09 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 200 replies
    October 27, 2015 | Jim Robinson
    Basically, it's full of crap. Apparently, they have two issues with FR. One is that a user (a long-time user not a hacker) posted a link to an image that (unknown to him) resides on a site google has registered in their database as a malware site. We've pulled the post and notified google. Have no idea when they'll stop flagging us. The other is that we have links to aim.org. NSS. Aim is a conservative site. Have no idea how many, but I'm sure we've had hundreds or even thousands of links posted to aim.org. We're not going to...
  • Congressional Review Of Copyright Law May Threaten Drudge Report (and sites like Freerepublic?)

    10/13/2015 4:26:36 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 89 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/13/2015 | Kerry Picket
    http://dailycaller.com/2015/10/13/congressional-review-of-copyright-law-may-threaten-drudge-report/ Congressional Review Of Copyright Law May Threaten Drudge Report Photo of Kerry Picket Kerry Picket Reporter 5:20 PM 10/13/2015 WASHINGTON — Congress may update digital copyright law affecting aggregator sites, like the Drudge Report and Real Clear Politics, along with news sites in the near future. “Two years ago, the House Judiciary Committee launched a comprehensive review of our nation’s copyright laws, which have not been updated since 1976. As technology continues to rapidly advance, we have a responsibility to ensure that our laws are keeping pace with these developments,” Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte said in a statement. Since...
  • Drudge: “I had a Supreme Court Justice say to me it’s over for me."

    10/06/2015 11:36:40 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 263 replies
    google search ^ | October 6, 2015
    Circulating on the web tonight: During an appearance on the Alex Jones Show, Drudge asserted that copyright laws which prevent websites from even linking to news stories were being advanced. “I had a Supreme Court Justice tell me it’s over for me,” said Drudge. “They’ve got the votes now to enforce copyright law, you’re out of there. They’re going to make it so you can’t even use headlines.” “To have a Supreme Court Justice say to me it’s over, they’ve got the votes, which means time is limited,” he added, noting that a day was coming when simply operating an...