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  • Chromium Browsers / Cloudfare Errors

    07/04/2020 4:52:30 PM PDT · by ducttape45 · 29 replies
    I don't know if anyone else is running into this problem, but in the last week or so I'm having trouble getting any of the Chromium browsers, whether it be Google Chrome or any other variant, to work properly. Specifically, when I try to link to articles from another website, or I try to get into a website, let's say for instance Dan Bogino's website, I keep getting a Cloudfare error that says I'm not allowed to access it. YET, I can access that same website from a Mozilla browser, such as the one I'm using now, Palemoon. I'm also...
  • Parler releases Updated Terms of Service and Guidelines

    07/03/2020 8:46:41 PM PDT · by RandFan · 11 replies
    Parler ^ | Juy 3rd | John
    Check out the Link see what you think.. Seems like common sense to me. Parler now has 2 million users according to the owner (@john).
  • New Mac Ransomware Found in Pirated Mac Apps

    07/03/2020 11:31:16 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 24 replies
    MacRumors ^ | Tuesday June 30, 2020 11:44 am PDT | by Juli Clover
    There's a new 'EvilQuest' Mac ransomware variant that's spreading through pirated Mac apps, according to a new report shared today by Malwarebytes. The new ransomware was found in pirated download for the Little Snitch app found on a Russian forum. Right from the point of download, it was clear that something was wrong with the illicit version of Little Snitch, as it had a generic installer package. It installed the actual version of Little Snitch, but it also installed an executable file named "Patch" into the /Users/Shared directory and a post-install script for infecting a machine. The installation script moves...
  • ‘Fallout’ Series From ‘Westworld’ Creators in the Works at Amazon

    07/02/2020 2:50:11 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 35 replies
    Variety ^ | July 2, 2020 | Will Thorne
    Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy have set their sights on creating another expansive sci-fi series. The “Westworld” duo are developing a show at Amazon based on the “Fallout” video game franchise. Their Kilter Films banner is producing the project which has a series commitment penalty attached, meaning it would go directly to series if Amazon execs are on board with the scripts. The “Fallout” series, which began in 1997 with the original game, is set in a world where the future envisioned by Americans in the late 1940s explodes upon itself through a nuclear war in 2077. With their...
  • ADL CEO under fire for partnering with Sharpton in advocating Facebook boycott

    07/02/2020 10:30:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Jewish News Syindicate ^ | July 2, 2020 | Jackson Richman
    Anti-Defamation League national director and CEO Jonathan Greenblatt has come under fire from Jewish groups for appearing on the MSNBC show “Politics Nation With Al Sharpton” on Sunday to promote the ADL’s call for corporations to boycott Facebook in July over its unwillingness to ban hate speech on the social-media giant’s platform. While the message seems on target with ADL’s work, the idea of partnering with someone like Sharpton, who has a history of anti-Semitism and other bigotry, is hypocritical, if not counterproductive, they say. Rabbi Abraham Cooper, the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s associate dean and director of global social action,...
  • Here Come the 4 Horsemen of the Techopolypse

    07/01/2020 6:52:52 PM PDT · by RandFan · 19 replies
    NYT ^ | July 1st | By Kara Swisher
    The chief executives of four of the most powerful tech companies in the world — Apple, Facebook, Google and Amazon — have agreed to appear in late July before a congressional committee as part of an investigation focused on antitrust. Representative David Cicilline, a Democrat from Rhode Island who has become one of the biggest critics of Big Tech’s enormous power, told me on Wednesday that Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Sundar Pichai of Google and Tim Cook of Apple will testify in what could be an all-day event.Mr. Cicilline said that the yearlong congressional investigation has...
  • How To Remove "COVID 19 Trace you app" From Cell Phones

    07/01/2020 12:48:43 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 71 replies
    Youtube ^ | 06/22/20
    How to tell if your phone has Covid 19 installed AND HOW to remove it:Step 1. Go to SettingsStep 2. Click on GOOGLE If you see COVID 19 at the top of the list you have it on your phone.  How to remove it? Step 1.   Click on PLAY STORE and then SETTINGS and change to DO NOT AUTOUPDATE APPS. Then go to your main screen and go to step 2. Step 2.   Go to Settings then go to SECURITY AND LOCATION under Settings and shut off "FIND MY DEVICE". Step 3.   This is the most important part. Make sure your phone...
  • AT&T Rolls Out New 5G Service in Several Texas Cities; 5G now available in 21 markets in the Lone Star State

    07/01/2020 8:53:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Government Technology ^ | 07/01/2020 | BY DOM DIFURIO, THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS
    AT&T launched its 5G coverage in Dallas, Austin and 26 other new markets Monday, according to the company. Dallas-based AT&T has offered limited 5G coverage in the Dallas area for more than a year as infrastructure has been upgraded, but the launch today marks the first time its sub-6GHz 5G network covers the city, according to the company. “With the latest and greatest 5G devices… when you’re on 5G you get the best experience, and we expect that to continue as we continue our deployment,” said AT&T VP of converged services Gordon Mansfield. 5G technology has promised to give customers...
  • Mark Steyn subbing for Rush today

    06/30/2020 9:00:15 AM PDT · by dennisw · 23 replies
    Rush ^ | June 30 2020
    Fasten your seat belts. Be there or be square.
  • The GNU Project is Bleeding Into Microsoft

    06/30/2020 5:30:39 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 38 replies
    TechRights ^ | 29 June 2020 | Thomas Grzybowski
    WITHIN the conduct of human endeavors we usually think of Work in the categories of various forms of interpersonal reporting hierarchies, even if sometimes modified into something of a web. You can see these hierarchies when we discuss politics or corporate structures. Yet these paths of influence can often cross nominal boundaries, such as state or national boundaries, or corporate boundaries. Sometimes we can see the boundaries breaking down, with new inter-and-intra-community structures forming. In this flux I see the the GNU Project bleeding into Microsoft. There are a number of empirical signs of the breakdown of boundaries between Free...
  • Social Media Censorship: The Crack Down Begins 6 Months Before Election

    06/30/2020 1:23:57 AM PDT · by RandFan · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 30th | AFP
    San Francisco (AFP) - YouTube on Monday shut down six far-right channels for violating rules against "supremacist" content, booting videos by David Duke, Stefan Molyneux and Richard Spencer. The video sharing platform pulled the plug on the channels as online social media platforms face increasing pressure to crack down on hateful rhetoric. "We have strict policies prohibiting hate speech on YouTube, and terminate any channel that repeatedly or egregiously violates those policies," YouTube said in response to an AFP inquiry about the move. Since updating guidelines a year ago to better address supremacist content, YouTube saw a fivefold spike in...
  • Reddit Censorship?

    06/29/2020 10:26:27 AM PDT · by RandFan · 21 replies
    Twitter ^ | June 29th | Breaking 911
    @Breaking911 BREAKING: Reddit bans 2000 subreddits, including r/The_Donald to 'address hate' "The community has consistently hosted and upvoted more rule-breaking content than average, antagonized us and other communities, and its mods have refused to meet our most basic expectations..."
  • It's now safe to turn off your computer shop: Microsoft to shutter its bricks-and-mortar retail locations worldwide

    06/29/2020 9:02:21 AM PDT · by dayglored · 36 replies
    The Register ^ | Jun 26, 2020 | Richard Speed
    'Reimagined' flagships to endure, but that place you used to go to when the Apple Store was too busy is going away Microsoft has a new approach to retail. One, it appears, that does not involve its physical store locations.In a filing with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, the company has announced what it calls "a strategic change in its retail operations".Or, in other words, shutting down its network of physical Microsoft Stores and going digital-only via and Xbox.The company said it would be taking a pre-tax charge of approximately $450m to do the deed, which will...
  • Should Parler Crowd Fund its expansion?

    06/29/2020 5:34:29 AM PDT · by RandFan · 22 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 29th | RandFan
    I was thinking about what @john the owner of Parler said about investment... He does not believe he can get investment from Silicon Valley because he is in direct competition with them. Apparently Dan Bongino has invested but that got me thinking... Why doesn't he crowd fund the investment? Would you kick in for a piece of the pie? Crowd funding is nothing new. There are many companies/websites where you can setup projects to appeal for capital from smaller investors (like ourselves). Do you think this would be a good idea? Anyone familiar with crowd funding and think it can...
  • Nigerian influencer with 2.4 million Instagram followers who posted pictures of private jets and luxury watches is arrested in Dubai amid claims of a £350million cyberscam

    06/29/2020 3:36:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 29, 2020 | Amelia Wynne
    A Nigerian influencer who posted photos of his life of luxury on private jets has been arrested amid claims of a £350million cyberscam. The FBI seized more than £30million in cash when they stormed the apartment of 38-year-old Raymond Abbas in Dubai when he was sleeping. Investigators say the Instagram star portrayed a billionaire lifestyle in order to 'lure victims from all over the world'.
  • YouTube censors CHESS channel because it thought it was being racist

    06/28/2020 10:21:50 PM PDT · by RandFan · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 28 | Mark Dice
    @MarkDice YouTube has taken down a video from a chess channel because it appears the A.I. detected language in the video about black vs white chess pieces and thought the guy was being racist! (Not a joke). Here's the poor dude's video explaining the details:

    06/28/2020 9:06:45 PM PDT · by RandFan · 61 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 28 | Ari Levy
    Jim Jordan, Elise Stefanik and Nikki Haley all have something in common, other than a strong affection towards President Trump. The three Republican politicians joined social media app Parler this week, adding their profiles to a site that’s emerged as the new digital stomping ground for anti-Twitter conservatives. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas arrived earlier this month and Rep. Devin Nunes of California started in February, while Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has been a member since 2018, the year the app launched. “It’s about time y’all joined me on @parler_app,” Paul tweeted on Wednesday. “What’s taking the rest of...
  • HANNITY Just joined Parler!

    06/28/2020 11:50:48 AM PDT · by RandFan · 89 replies
    Twitter ^ | 28th June | Sean Hannity
    @seanhannity Come join the conversation at @parler_app just joined using the same name, @seanhannity
  • Youtube Takes Down CHESS PODCAST for Being HARMFUL or DANGEROUS [agadmator channel - 06/28/20]

    06/28/2020 6:27:14 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 47 replies
    youtube ^ | 06/28/2020 | agadmator
    Agadmator runs an extremely popular chess-only youtube channel / subscription and it has been on with no problems for YEARS. He has a deffinite accent so I think he is of (a guess) slavic ancestry but speaks fluent English. Has done thousands(?) of game analysis for eras from Paul Morphy to current world Grand Master Magnus Carlsen. He was doing an interactive podcast when he got blocked by Youtube about an hour in. An immediate protest was almost immediately denied. Most likely an algorithm / bot, but an increasingly obvious hyper-sensitive Youtube habit.
  • Vanity - Verizon/Fios Box Beep Problem

    06/27/2020 6:22:37 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 51 replies
    Our Verizon 'box' is driving us nuts. Early today, it began loudly beeping every three minutes. When this happened in the past, we either found a loose connection and fixing that solved the problem, or just removed the battery until we could replace it. This time, we have tried everything - looked it up and watched videos, etc.; but nothing we've done has stopped the beep. (Our situation doesn't even seem to 'fit' the advice we're seeing - our 'low battery' light has never gone on.) A couple of times today, we've seemed to hear another unit's box beeping somewhere...