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  • Exclusive–Donald Trump Accuses Tech Giants Of Colluding With Democrats

    03/12/2019 10:37:08 AM PDT · by blam · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-12-2019 | Alexander Marlow, Matthew Boyle, Amanda House, & Charlie Spiering
    President Donald Trump accused companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Google of colluding with Democrats to censor his supporters online to their political advantage. “Actually it’s incredible that I won the election because you know it was so rigged against me,” he said. “It wasn’t Russians. Russia collusion was a delusion. But what there is, is there was collusion between the Democrats and these tech companies.” The president spoke about political bias in top Silicon Valley companies in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News on Monday. The president said that any Republican running in 2020 would face a “tremendous disadvantage” in...
  • Google Moves to Address Wage Equity, and Finds It’s Underpaying Many Men

    03/04/2019 12:38:27 PM PST · by Theoria · 15 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 04 March 2019 | Daisuke Wakabayashi
    When Google conducted a study recently to determine whether the company was underpaying women and members of minority groups, it found that more men than women were receiving less money for doing similar work. The surprising conclusion to the latest version of the annual study contrasted sharply with the experience of women working in Silicon Valley and in many other industries. In response to the finding, Google gave $9.7 million in additional compensation to 10,677 employees for this year. Men account for about 69 percent of the company’s work force, but they received a disproportionately higher percentage of the money....
  • New browser attack lets hackers run bad code even after users leave a web page

    02/25/2019 1:35:50 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 87 replies
    ZDNet ^ | February 25, 2019 | By Catalin Campanu
    Academics from Greece have devised a new browser-based attack that can allow hackers to run malicious code inside users' browsers even after users have closed or navigated away from the web page on which they got infected This new attack, called MarioNet, opens the door for assembling giant botnets from users' browsers. These botnets can be used for in-browser crypto-mining (cryptojacking), DDoS attacks, malicious files hosting/sharing, distributed password cracking, creating proxy networks, advertising click-fraud, and traffic stats boosting, researchers said. . .
  • You can get microchipped at Austin's 'body-hacking' conference

    02/22/2019 5:45:09 AM PST · by bgill · 11 replies
    kxan ^ | Feb. 22, 2019 | Chris Davis
    Advocates of "body hacking" will gather in Austin this weekend to promote everything from bionic limbs to human microchips that can serve as anything from identification to a car key... Goodman showed off his own most recent "hack," a radio-frequency identification (RFID) chip in his left hand. It's the same technology veterinarians implant into pets as a way to identify dogs and cats, but humans are using them to make their lives simpler or, in some cases, safer. "You can log into your computer, you could open your doors" with the chips, Goodman said. "I know people who start their...
  • Your phone and TV are tracking you, and political campaigns are listening in

    02/21/2019 7:50:01 PM PST · by Perseverando · 52 replies
    LA Times ^ | February 20, 2019 | Evan Halper
    It was a crowded primary field and Tony Evers, running for governor, was eager to win the support of officials gathered at a Wisconsin state Democratic Party meeting, so the candidate did all the usual things: He read the room, he shook hands, he networked. Then he put an electronic fence around everyone there. The digital fence enabled Evers’ team to push ads onto the iPhones and Androids of all those attending the meeting. Not only that, but because the technology pulled the unique identification numbers off the phones, a data broker could also use the digital signatures to follow...
  • New York City Outranks San Francisco As World's Best City To Build A Tech Company

    02/14/2019 7:28:38 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 25 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 6, 2019 | Heather Senison
    This may be disappointing news for the tablet-toting software buffs that populate San Francisco, but their hometown is no longer the top tech city in the world, according to a new report. It’s being outranked by an East Coast rival, New York. The northern California metropolis has long held its title, largely thanks to giants like eBay, Netflix, Apple and Fitbit storing their headquarters there. But its high cost of co-working is sending firms and their talent eastward, notes a study from the commercial real estate agency Savills. Manhattan and Brooklyn already have their fair share of big names in...
  • Ocasio-Cortez calls Big Tech giants' dominance 'unsustainable'

    01/27/2019 2:32:29 PM PST · by Libloather · 106 replies
    WSLS ^ | 1/27/19 | DONIE O'SULLIVAN, GREGORY KRIEG
    (CNN) - Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has quickly become one of Washington's most prolific social media users, but this weekend the New York freshman said Silicon Valley companies had too much power and that "the current monopoly trend is societally and economically unsustainable." Ocasio-Cortez's comments came in the aftermath of layoffs at a number of number of news organizations, including BuzzFeed and HuffPost. "The biggest threats to journalism right now are tech monopolies & concentration of ownership," she tweeted on Saturday, adding: "The fact of the matter is the current monopoly trend is societally & economically unsustainable. We can't simply...
  • Dash cameras... Looking for suggestions.

    01/22/2019 10:46:43 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 21 replies
    BTLD | 1/23/19 | BTLD
    I'm looking for an affordable dash cam system, either front facing or both front and rear facing. I don't want to have to tear out my headliner or pay big bucks to have it installed. TIA.
  • Hail the Perovskite Transistors

    01/17/2019 10:56:19 AM PST · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    Spectrum.ieee.org ^ | 16 Jan 2019 | 21:39 GMT | By David Schneider
    Researchers have created a field-effect transistor using a single-crystal, “paint-on” perovskite Illustration: North Carolina State University =================================================================== Transistors, and the conductive traces that connect them, are routinely created by the billions on the surface of silicon wafers, which are later cut into the individual “chips” that power our computers, phones, watches, and countless other electronic gadgets. But few people think much about how those silicon wafers are made in the first place. It’s quite tricky. Very pure sand (silicon dioxide) has to be melted, at which point a seed crystal of elemental silicon is brought in contact with the melt,...
  • Australia Bans Encryption!

    01/14/2019 9:53:50 AM PST · by rarestia · 55 replies
    Medium ^ | Dec 8, 2018 | Shyla Kahn
    In a move supported by both major political parties in Australia, a bill named the “Telecommunications Assistance and Access Bill 2018,” has passed the House of Representatives and is headed to the upper House for a vote. Given its bi-partisan support and the position of PM Michael Turnbull regarding encryption, passage into law seems certain. A Hacker News article provides additional details about the bill and its ramifications, not only for tech companies like Apple, Samsung, WhatsApp, Signal and others but also for individuals. The intended purpose of the legislation is to give the Australian government and security and law...
  • Winners Selected for 2019 Ferry Design Competition

    12/22/2018 4:09:33 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 20 replies
    maritime-executive.com ^ | Dec. 21, 2018 | staff
    The Worldwide Ferry Safety Association (WFSA) is pleased to announce that winners have been selected for its 2019 Ferry Design Competition. The awards will be presented at WFSA’s Ferry Safety and Technology Conference, which will be be held in Bangkok February 20?22, 2019. In the contest, student teams were tasked with designing a passenger ferry for the Pasig River, the locus of commercial and public activities in Manila. Dr. Roberta Weisbrod, executive director of WFSA, noted that navigational challenges included low bridges and waterborne vegetation and debris. The first prize of $5000 will be awarded to a team from the...
  • Houston-area family says their Wi-Fi baby monitor was hacked

    12/20/2018 8:24:25 AM PST · by bgill · 16 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Dec. 18, 2018 | CBSAustin
    A terrifying moment for a Houston-area family. The parents of a four-month old boy say a man hacked into their Nest Wi-Fi camera and threatened to kidnap their baby. "We heard sexual expletives being said in his room. So we throw on the light in our room. He turned that camera on and told us, said 'turn off the light' and then said, 'I'm going to kidnap your baby, I'm in your baby's room,'" said Ellen Rigney, the baby's mother. The parents raced up the stairs and found their son safe and sound.
  • My Strange Apple Watch Charging Problem (Rush’s Smart Watch Tech Alert)

    12/13/2018 11:42:26 AM PST · by goldstategop · 45 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 12/13/2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The Drive-By Media and willing accomplices sense that the walls are closing in on President Trump and that more and more of the people around him who were there to protect him are abandoning him, which makes them all believe they’re going to have a clear head shot, political head shot at Donald Trump sooner than later. And we’ll get into the weeds of all this stuff in a minute. But I have to share this with you. For you tech people in the audience, I’ve got a stumper for you. I’ve got an Apple Watch. I have two...
  • Cybersecurity analyst and reporter Kim Zetter discussed voting machines and election security

    11/09/2018 8:51:46 AM PST · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    CSpan ^ | October 22, 2018 | Kim Zetter
    Communicators with Kim Zetter Cybersecurity analyst and reporter Kim Zetter discussed voting machines and election security ahead of the November midterm elections. KIM ZETTER, YOU RECENTLY SENT A TWEET THAT SAID, I'VE BEEN WRITING A ABOUT ELECTION SECURITY FOR A DECADE, BUT THIS IS PROBABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT STORY I'VE WRITTEN ABOUT IT TO DATE. THERE IS A LINK TO YOUR STORY. WHAT IS THE CRUX OF YOUR ARTICLE? THE REASON WHERE WE ARE TODAY WITH INSECURE VOTING MACHINES AND THE THREAT FROM RUSSIAN HACKERS. THE REASON WE ARE WHERE WE ARE TODAY IS BECAUSE OF DECISIONS MADE IN 2002....
  • System76 Thelio computer is open source, Linux-powered, and made in the USA

    11/01/2018 4:08:48 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 23 replies
    Beta news ^ | 1 Nov 2018 | Brian Fagioli
    Computers made in America are virtually non-existent, but a little company in Denver had a dream to do just that. System76 has long been looking to make a Linux-powered computer in the USA using open source ideology. A lofty goal, which many folks didn't think would ever be achieved. Well, against all odds, today, System76 proves the haters wrong as it finally unveils its much-anticipated Thelio desktop computer. And boy, oh boy, it is beautiful.
  • Best Alternative to Gmail

    10/10/2018 5:48:50 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 93 replies
    I am looking to shed all things Google, starting with my gmail account. I opened it in 2007 with the thought that I would have it for decades as Google was a behemoth of a company which would not disappear and which could be trusted. But alas, I now have not an ounce of trust in Google. So much is tied to my gmail account that I want to make a move to a company which will 1) stand the test of time and 2) can be trusted. I am quite sure I am not the only person thinking this...
  • Lyft hires Obama administration's top transportation official

    10/09/2018 11:04:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | October 9, 2018 | By Matt McFarland
    Washington, DC - - Lyft just made a splashy hire as it focuses on working more closely with governments. Anthony Foxx, former President Obama's secretary of the Department of Transportation from 2013-2017, will serve as Lyft's chief policy officer and advisor to its co-founders. Foxx's move speaks to the increasingly central role tech companies play in transportation. He is the first former transportation secretary to join a Silicon Valley startup. Foxx joined Lyft because he is drawn to the company's mission and values, he said in a statement Tuesday.
  • The best secure browsers 2018

    09/14/2018 4:11:50 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 26 replies
    Techworld ^ | 8/28/2018 | Techworld Staff
    While browsers such as Tor might be associated with dark web criminal activity and hackers, there are a growing number of reasons for the average person to think about using a secure browser. In light of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the average consumer has become more conscious of their privacy and the ways in which their data is being used. A secure browser is one way to avoid your data being collected by companies such as Google and Facebook. Another concern driving people to secure browsers is avoiding hacks. Although the nastiest campaigns are aimed at large businesses, the average...
  • Regulating social media giants is a road to Big Tech tyranny

    09/06/2018 3:22:28 AM PDT · by McQ444 · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2018-09-06 12:00 | Tyler Grant
    Last week, President Trump tweeted about potentially exploring regulation for companies such as Google, citing a report that claimed searching for “ Trump News” pulls up disproportionately left-leaning results.
  • Tech company officials plan meeting to discuss strategy for midterms: report

    08/24/2018 7:04:44 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/24/18 | John Bowden
    Representatives from a dozen of the nation's largest tech companies will meet Friday to discuss the industry's strategy to combat foreign election interference efforts in the midterm elections. An email obtained by BuzzFeed News from Facebook cybersecurity chief Nathaniel Gleicher invites officials from companies such as Google and Snapchat to a meeting set to take place at Twitter's headquarters in San Francisco. “As I’ve mentioned to several of you over the last few weeks, we have been looking to schedule a follow-on discussion to our industry conversation about information operations, election protection, and the work we are all doing to...