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  • Smart lock startup Latch to go public via SPAC in $1.56B deal

    01/26/2021 1:02:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    SiliconANGLE ^ | JANUARY 25 2021 | Duncan Riley
    Smart lock startup Latch Inc. is set to be the latest company to go public via a special-purpose acquisition company in a deal that values the company at $1.56 billion. Under the deal, Latch will go public via TS Innovation Acquisitions Corp., a company backed by property developer Tishman Speyer. Latch will raise $510 million in cash, including $190 million from investors Chamath Palihapitiya, BlackRock, D1 Capital Partners and Fidelity Management & Research, according to Reuters. SPACs are entities that are created for the sole purpose of buying another firm and taking it public. They became growingly popular in 2020...
  • Movim: An Open-Source Decentralized Social Platform Based on XMPP Network

    01/26/2021 11:41:03 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 14 replies
    ItsFOSS ^ | 26 January 2021 | Ankush Das
    Brief: Movim is an open-source decentralized social media platform that relies on XMPP network and can communicate with other applications using XMPP.We’ve already highlighted some open-source alternatives to mainstream social media platforms. In addition to those options available, I have come across another open-source social media platform that focuses on privacy and decentralization.Movim: Open-Source Web-based Social PlatformJust like some other XMPP desktop clients, Movim is a web-based XMPP front-end to let you utilize it as a federated social media.Since it relies on XMPP network, you can interact with other users utilizing XMPP clients such as Conversations (for Android) and Dino...
  • How To Stop Using Google Search On Your Computer And Phone: Data scientists say Google can shift elections based on what it shows people

    01/25/2021 8:44:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 01/25/2021 | Joy Pullmann
    Google controls what the vast majority of the world finds on the internet. Being put at the top of the Google results for search is not only immensely lucrative, it is also almost mind-bogglingly powerful in global affairs.Since 2016, according to multiple reports, Google’s algorithm has been increasingly manipulated to bury and elevate specific information, especially politically charged information. This appears to have strong effects on what people believe and therefore how they vote and respond to polls that inform what politicians do with their power.A 2018 Wall Street Journal investigation concluded, “The internet giant uses blacklists, algorithm tweaks and...
  • shameless Vanity. Need direction on who to hire. Want someone who can help me move my emails to a new platform, who can help me down load my cloud, and who can install a vpn on my devices or network. Who do I call??

    01/25/2021 8:31:19 AM PST · by Chickensoup · 30 replies
    01.25.21 | chickensoup
    shameless Vanity. Need direction on who to hire. Want someone who can help me move my emails to a new platform, who can help me down load my cloud, and who can install a vpn on my devices or network. Who do I call?? The old computer guys in the area want to give me easy out of the box answers and are upset that I use Brave and am thinking of using Proton.
  • SpaceX Starlink internet ready to be adopted by over 50% of Americans: survey

    01/24/2021 7:19:17 AM PST · by SmokingJoe · 120 replies
    Teslarati ^ | January 14 2020 | BySimon Alvarez
    A recent survey has determined that over half of Americans are ready to switch to SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet service. This was despite only 5% of internet subscribers in the United States being connected via satellite today. The study was conducted by, which asked respondents whether they would consider getting on board with Starlink once the satellite internet service is fully set up. As it turns out, over half of those surveyed stated that they’d be signing up for the Starlink Beta program, despite the $499 cost of the satellite dish and the service’s current $99 per month fee....
  • Hope they get Parler back up soon.

    01/22/2021 1:33:16 PM PST · by loucon · 49 replies
    tlstv ^ | 1/22/21 | loucon
  • World of Tanks

    01/21/2021 1:19:47 PM PST · by usurper · 60 replies
    Are there in Freepers out there who play WOT?
  • Sean Hannity and Sen. Rand Paul Have Posted Their First Parleys Since Amazon Shut Down Parler

    01/21/2021 9:58:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Parler ^ | 01/21/2021
    From Sean Hannity: Sean Hannity 01/20/2021 @seanhannity I’ve spent my entire career fighting for free speech, even for those I strongly disagree with. We stand with Parler in the fight for free and open dialogue. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ From Senator Rand Paul Senator Rand Paul 01/20/2021 @RandPaul Competition is the surest means to preserving free speech. Everyone, left and right, should be horrified at Big Tech’s attempt to stamp out speech. I wish Parler and all other innovators success in keeping the marketplace of ideas open and uncensored.
  • The lie that lingers: 3 in 10 Americans falsely believe the election was riddled with fraud (only because it was)

    01/20/2021 4:20:33 PM PST · by Libloather · 76 replies
    There are millions of Americans who will refuse to believe this sentence: There is no credible evidence of any significant fraud in the 2020 presidential election. Different people will take issue with different words. Some will reject the idea that the evidence that’s been presented by President Trump and his allies in conservative media and on Capitol Hill isn’t credible. But it isn’t; amateur affidavits aren’t credible evidence any more than tortured numerical analysis is. Others will debate the word “substantive,” willfully claiming that the existence of any fraud - which exists at a small scale, as it generally does...
  • Freeper has Wifi Question.

    01/20/2021 2:18:53 PM PST · by rapture-me · 27 replies
    1/20/21 | self
    I have a home network consisting of my main router (wifiMain) and 2 additional routers connected as access points (WifiHome & WifiOffice). Both access points are wired into the main router. However, I have the access points named with a separate name (WifiHome & WifiOffice). When I travel to different parts of my house I have to manually connect to the one with the strongest signal. If I name all 3 of them the same, will I stay connected without having to reconnect to the appropriate one? In other words, will I stay connected regardless of where I am in...
  • Ebay blocks seller from providing pdf manual from potential buyer

    01/20/2021 7:08:08 AM PST · by George from New England · 55 replies
    I've been an ebay'er since 1998. Never have I encountered so much censoring and blockage from ebay as there is now. I ask the seller for an install manual, iow in pdf form. Ebay blocks my message. Seller wants my email address, ebay blocks. Seller wants to post it in the listing, ebay blocks. There is no way that I can see to learn more about this product and its application for me. So I cannot buy. Any freeper have a suggestion ?
  • Gab has been removed from the web.

    01/18/2021 12:18:42 PM PST · by Greg123456 · 73 replies
    Gab ^ | Jan 18, 2021 | Vanity post
    Did Gab get removed, too? What's going on?
  • Can the politicians really put troops in Washington DC?

    01/18/2021 5:40:15 AM PST · by Jonty30 · 19 replies
    Is that violation of the Posse Comitatus Act? Or is it because that Washington DC is not a state that it can be done?
  • Trump Told Rioters to Come to Washington, They're 'All Guilty': House Impeachment Manager

    01/18/2021 2:27:40 AM PST · by Libloather · 41 replies
    Newsweak via MSN ^ | 1/17/20 | Benjamin Fearnow
    Colorado Congresswoman Diana DeGette, one of nine House Democrats selected to prosecute President Donald Trump's second impeachment case, said her argument is simple: he told the rioters where and when to stage the insurrection. "Donald Trump told those people to come to Washington to stop the certification of the election. Then when they all got to the White House, invited by him, he told them to march up Pennsylvania Avenue and to stop the count and he had all kinds of references to violence and everything else. So, they're all guilty," DeGette told MSNBC Sunday. "We can't let this go,"...
  • Happy Kick Boxing Practice.

    01/17/2021 11:30:05 PM PST · by Jonty30 · 4 replies ^ | March 5, 2020 | 9GAG
    Just some kickboxing practice.
  • The Impeachment ShamWow | The BattleCry [Erasing Free Speech, signed *Tyrants*]

    01/17/2021 5:22:09 PM PST · by Tippecanoe
    YouTube, Rumble ^ | 1-17-2021 | Convention of States
    The Impeachment ShamWow | The BattleCry [Erasing Free Speech, signed *Tyrants*]
  • Edward Snowden: How Your Cell Phone Spies on You (from Joe Rogan Experience #1368)

    01/17/2021 2:28:46 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 36 replies
    youtube ^ | Oct 23, 2019 | Joe Rogan
    If you have a smart phone you need to watch this. A very good discussion on how big tech and the government spies on you and tracks your movements with your own smart phone.
  • BSides Canberra 2018: A low cost guide to satellite listening

    01/17/2021 8:40:07 AM PST · by tbw2 · 16 replies
    BSides Canberra 2018 Conference ^ | April, 2018 | Pamela O'Shea
    So many satellites are moving and sitting over our heads, and the numbers are ever increasing. Using low cost software defined radio (SDR) and low cost DIY antennas you can make from materials at your local hardware store or garage, a world of fun can be explored. This is a beginners guide on how to get up and running. Exploring which projects to tackle first, from weather satellites, data over Inmarsat and Iridium, to listening to amateur radio and cube satellites. Learn about some hardware you can make or scout for online and use at home. A quick tour of...
  • Alec Baldwin Has ‘Dream’ of Noose at Trump’s ‘Trial for Sedition’ on MLK Birthday

    01/16/2021 6:22:11 PM PST · by conservative98 · 43 replies
    Twitter ^ | JOSHUA KLEIN16 Jan 2021
    In yet another inciting tweet from left-wing celebrities, far-left actor Alec Baldwin chose civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday to describe a “dream” he had which included a noose hanging outside of a courthouse during President Donald Trump’s “sedition” trial. Inciting his radical Twitter following, the progressive activist and Saturday Night Live and Boss Baby star took to Twitter on Friday to share his vision which included the president undergoing trial for sedition while a noose — made of recycled protective masks — hangs from a makeshift scaffold. [cut] Despite Twitter’s policy of banning posts and shutting down...
  • Russia mulls fines for citizens using Elon Musk’s StarLink internet

    01/16/2021 10:31:40 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 45 replies ^ | 01/13/2021
    Elon Musk’s ambitious StarLink programme—which envisions a network of satellites beaming internet to every point on earth—challenges this ability of the Russian state to self-isolate its internet at demand. With over 900 satellites already in orbit, StarLink conducted a beta test of its ability to beam internet terrestrially in October last year. Now, Russia is mulling a fine on citizens who dare to use Musk’s space-beamed internet, as the national Duma view it as a threat to national security, according to a report published in the Russian edition of Popular Mechanics. The fines could range from $135-405 for ordinary users,...