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  • Rogue Federal Agency Makes Up Own Rules to Harass Tech Companies

    03/16/2020 5:11:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 16, 2020 | Brian McNicoll
    In the past, when federal contractors complained about the treatment they received from the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, agency officials would dare them to take it to the judge because “he works for us.” But Google took the dare – it took a complaint about harassment by the agency over alleged employee discrimination to an administrative law judge who works for the agency. And the judge agreed Google was right.Google said it turned over 740,000 pages of documents, at a cost of 2,300 man hours and $500,000, to address an inquiry by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance...
  • Big Tech’s Civilization-busting Bias

    03/04/2020 9:48:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | March 4, 2020 | Selwyn Duke
    If you could transport yourself back to the Middle Ages and tell people that living things too small to see can cause disease, they’d think you were crazy. Seeing is believing and, quite often, not seeing is not believing. Tragically, this phenomenon is also operative with the virus in our political system called Big Tech bias, which is, unseen by most and with no paper trail, killing Republican electoral chances and remaking our nation. What if I told you that Big Tech could have been responsible for President Trump’s impeachment? What about the credible expert who warns that Big Tech...
  • Don Jr. Says Big Tech Censorship ‘Is Probably a Top Three Issue’ for Conservatives

    03/02/2020 3:15:13 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 11 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 2, 2020 | Alexander Hall
    Conservative leaders spoke at a game-changing panel about how the movement will take on Big Tech censorship.Donald Trump, Jr., House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), and Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) blasted Bich Tech bias at a Feb 28 CPAC panel “What’s the Right Path Forward on Big Tech?” This panel represented just how rapidly the conservative movement has largely overhauled its approach to the Big Tech issue in recent years. Don Jr. addressed how many in conservative leadership “have not even realized that with our base across the country this is probably a top three issue.”
  • KickStarter Appears To Be Shadow Banning Jon Del Arroz’s New Dynamite Thor Campaign

    02/21/2020 3:05:45 PM PST · by tbw2 · 13 replies
    Bounding into Comics ^ | 02/21/2020 | John F. Trent
    Conservative Hispanic author Jon Del Arroz had his new crowdfunding campaign listed on Kickstarter ... only to be shadow banned. This follows the Science Fiction Writers of America openly discriminating against conservative authors and the comic book industry being revealed to have a clique of decision makers shutting out conservative creators.
  • This man says he's stockpiling billions of our photos

    02/16/2020 12:41:10 PM PST · by Twotone · 37 replies
    CNN Business ^ | February 10, 2020 | Donie O'Sullivan
    If Hoan Ton-That is feeling the pressure, he isn't showing it. Over the last month, fears about facial recognition technology and police surveillance have intensified, all thanks to Ton-That's startup, Clearview AI. First came a front-page investigation in The New York Times, revealing Clearview has been working with law enforcement agencies to match photos of unknown faces to people's online images. Next, cease-and-desist letters rolled in from tech giants Twitter, Google and Facebook. Lawmakers made inquiries and New Jersey enacted a statewide ban on law enforcement using Clearview while it looks into the software. But during an interview at CNN's...
  • FTC to Examine Past Acquisitions by Large Technology Companies - Agency Issues 6(b) Orders to Alphabet Inc., Amazon.com, Inc., Apple Inc., Facebook, Inc., Google Inc., and Microsoft Corp.

    02/12/2020 11:51:54 AM PST · by ransomnote · 12 replies
    ftc.gov ^ | Feb. 11, 2020 | FTC
    Note: The FTC will host a conference call for media with FTC Chairman Joe Simons:Date: Feb. 11, 2020Time: 1 p.m. ETCall-in: 877-226-8216, confirmation number 4193234Call-in lines, which are for media only, will open 15 minutes prior to the start of the call.The Federal Trade Commission issued Special Orders to five large technology firms, requiring them to provide information about prior acquisitions not reported to the antitrust agencies under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act. The orders require Alphabet Inc. (including Google), Amazon.com, Inc., Apple Inc., Facebook, Inc., and Microsoft Corp. to provide information and documents on the terms, scope, structure, and purpose of transactions...
  • Google pays progressives The Young Turks “in the mid-six figures”...

    02/12/2020 10:47:52 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    LaCorte News ^ | 2/12/2020 | Penka Arsova
    Google is paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to The Young Turks, a progressive digital news outlet, to create an online course that helps content creators properly report in their local communities.
  • MAGA rally

    02/04/2020 8:05:28 AM PST · by Brown Deer · 11 replies
    twitter ^ | Feb 1, 2020 | Jim Bianco
    For the first time ever, there are FOUR trillion-dollar companies in the US. Their acronym is MAGA... Microsoft Apple Google Amazon I’ll just sit back and enjoy the comments about this.
  • Intel Shares Pop After Earnings, 2020 Guidance Impress (High Tech Bellwether Crushes It!)

    01/23/2020 1:42:50 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 14 replies
    The Street ^ | 01/23/2020 | Jacob Sonenshine
    Intel shares rose after the chipmaker's earnings easily cleared Wall Street expectations and management guided for a much stronger 2020 than analysts anticipated. The stock rose 6.73% to $67.58 a share in postmarket trading Thursday, after having risen 0.94 % in regular trading hours. Earnings per share for the December quarter grew 19% year-over-year to an adjusted $1.52, beating Wall Street estimates of $1.25. --snip-- Management guided for full year 2020 revenue of $73.5 billion, better than analysts estimates of $72.4 billion.
  • Hospitals across the US have granted Microsoft, Amazon and IBM access to millions of patients' sensitive identifiable medical records amid fears personal data could be misused

    01/21/2020 11:44:30 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 30 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | january 20th, 2020 | LAUREN FRUEN
    Hospitals across the United States are said to have granted Microsoft, Amazon and IBM access to sensitive identifiable medical records. The tech giants are each working with medical centers in Washington, Massachusetts and Minnesota. Google will now have access to patients' test results, diagnoses and hospitalizations to give them a full digital health history. Neither doctors nor the patients in the 21 states where it will be used had been told about it. About 150 Google employees and 100 Ascension staff collaborated on Project Nightingale, transferring the personal data of more than 50 million Americans to Google.
  • Bokhari: Leftists Are Learning that Big Tech Already Has a ‘Social Credit’ System

    01/24/2020 7:58:01 AM PST · by bitt · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/22/2020 | Alum Bokhari
    More left-wing journalists are waking up to the fact that unaccountable Silicon Valley corporations are ranking Americans with a system that bears a growing resemblance to China’s totalitarian “social credit” system — almost a year after Breitbart Tech pointed out the same thing. China’s “social credit” system assigns citizens with a “score” based on good or bad behavior, which is in part determined by one’s compliance with Beijing’s totalitarian communist value system. Those who fall below a certain score are excluded from basic services. There’s no escape, either; to track everyone’s behavior, China subjects its citizens to mass surveillance, powered...
  • 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...
  • Conservative think tank Heritage Foundation slams Tucker Carlson for 'outrageous,' 'unfounded' attacks

    12/23/2019 4:50:01 AM PST · by gattaca · 52 replies
    The Blaze ^ | December 22, 2019 | GIANCARLO SOPO
    Fox News host Tucker Carlson attacked the Heritage Foundation on his program on Friday night, claiming that the organization and other groups "colluded with big tech to shield left-wing monopolies from any oversight." Carlson, who used to work at the conservative think tank, said "Heritage no longer represents the interests of conservatives, at least on the question of tech." According to The Hill, the Fox News host also criticized a policy paper by the organization, which he claimed "defends the special privileges that Congress has given to left-wing Silicon Valley monopolies." Heritage responds The Heritage Foundation wasted no time in...
  • Did We Give Too Much Away To Big Tech And Big Pharma In The USMCA?

    12/11/2019 12:25:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/11/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    Earlier today I talked about how this trade deal might be the best we could hope to achieve while still having serious flaws that left me with misgivings. Now let’s take a look at a couple of those flaws if only to establish some signposts to keep an eye out for as we move forward. Ed already covered some of the key developments of the US-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement, particularly the fact that Nancy Pelosi called it the “Easiest Trade Deal That We’ve Ever Done.” Strangely, she still didn’t seem capable of moving it forward for quite a while...
  • LifeSite Twitter locked over tweet about transgender man wanting to see OB/GYN

    12/10/2019 8:34:41 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    Life Site News ^ | December 9, 2019 | Life Site News
    December 9, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – LifeSite has been locked out of Twitter for “violating” its “rules” after tweeting an article about Jonathan “Jessica” Yaniv, a transgender activist who recently complained that gynecologists wouldn’t see him as a patient. Yaniv is famous for taking 15 beauticians to the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal over their refusal to wax his genitals, a battle he ultimately lost. Twitter gave LifeSiteNews the option to delete the tweet and reactivate our account immediately. But instead we have launched an appeal of the decision. Twitter claimed that the tweet violated its rules, but didn’t specify which...
  • Pete Hegseth furious Twitter banned him for sharing terrorists anti-American screed: ‘If they can ban me, they’ll ban anyone’

    12/09/2019 8:18:00 AM PST · by NoLibZone · 24 replies
    bizpacreview ^ | 12-9-19
    Fox and Friends host Pete Hegseth said Sunday that he was banned from Twitter for sharing a screenshot of a manifesto that appeared to be from the Saudi gunman who killed three sailors at Naval Air Station Pensacola Friday morning. Mohammed Alshamrani, a Royal Saudi Air Force officer, was killed by police, but his extreme anti-American views were visible in a Twitter account under his name. A tweet was posted before the shooting suggesting the attack was inspired by al Qaeda and its founder, Osama bin Laden. “America as a whole has turned into a nation of evil,” the message...
  • Our Principles, Not Our Technology, Keep Us Prosperous and Free

    12/05/2019 5:06:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2019 | Laura Hollis
    We live in an age when technology is worshipped. Entrepreneurs who create technologies that transform our lives become billionaires, seemingly overnight. Companies that do not adopt new technologies or adapt to their use quickly enough are put out of business. The term "disruptive innovation" has been added to the lexicon of business CEOs everywhere, an ominous warning for some, a thrilling opportunity for others. As individuals, we've rapidly grown accustomed to the benefits and ease that the most modern technologies have brought to our lives: Smartphones incorporate features as disparate as cameras; video; fitness and sleep monitors; instant texting; maps...
  • Democrat Candidates Pledge Big Tech ‘Hate Speech’ Crackdown

    12/04/2019 12:13:18 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/04/2019 | Allum Bokhari
    Despite what Google describes as a “shift towards censorship” from big tech companies over the past three years, Democrat presidential candidates have said that they will use the power of the law to force even more censorship from Silicon Valley. Responding to a query from the far-left website Vox, Democrat candidates including Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Pete Buttigieg all pledged to force big tech companies to crack down on “hate” even further.
  • TikTok reverses its ban on a teen who slammed China’s Muslim crackdown in a viral video

    11/28/2019 8:48:51 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | November 28, 2019 | The New York Times
    SHANGHAI — The video app TikTok on Wednesday reversed its decision to block an American teenager who posted a clip in which she discussed the mass internment of minority Muslims in China, and acknowledged that its moderation system had overreached in shutting her out of her account. The incident raised fresh concerns about whether TikTok, which is owned by the Chinese tech giant ByteDance, muzzles its users in line with censorship directives from Beijing — an accusation the company has denied. TikTok said the teenager, Feroza Aziz, 17, had been barred from using her personal device to access the app,...
  • 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...