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  • Petition Shut Down Facebook And Twitter And Big Tech For Threatening Our Democracy

    02/23/2021 5:06:15 AM PST · by sm4fmh9xmd · 14 replies ^ | L. Ramirez | Mike
    Keep Sharing Petition Shut Down Facebook And Twitter And Big Tech For Threatening Our Democracy Link With Friends, Family, And All Other Conservative Platforms! Thank You!
  • China Used Secret Microchip to Spy on US Computers

    02/15/2021 9:50:10 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 48 replies
    NewsSmacks ^ | February 15, 2021
    In 2010, the U.S. Department of Defense found thousands of its computer servers sending military network data to China — the result of code hidden in chips that handled the machines’ startup process. In 2014, Intel Corp. discovered that an elite Chinese hacking group breached its network through a single server that downloaded malware from a supplier’s update site. And in 2015, the Federal Bureau of Investigation warned multiple companies that Chinese operatives had concealed an extra chip loaded with backdoor code in one manufacturer's servers.
  • 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...
  • MIT Professor Who Received $19M in Federal Grants Arrested for Concealing Ties to China

    01/14/2021 1:06:05 PM PST · by Onthebrink · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/14/2021 | Brittany Bernstein
    A Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor and researcher who has received almost $20 million from the Department of Energy was arrested Thursday after he allegedly failed to disclose ties to the People’s Republic of China. Mechanical engineering professor Gang Chen faces charges of wire fraud, failing to file a foreign bank account report, and making a false statement in a tax return, the U.S. attorney’s office in Boston revealed Thursday.
  • The Cloud can't be Trusted

    01/11/2021 9:25:27 AM PST · by MercyFlush · 63 replies
    Mercy Flush ^ | 11 January 2021 | MercyFlush
    I've been in the technology industry for over twenty years and I've seen fads come and go. When I got started in 2000 I oversaw the migration of data from old tape drives to modern 1GB hard drives. Then at my job I oversaw the end of the mainframe and the ascendancy of the PC and server as the new form of decentralized network infrastructure. From 2001 through to around 2010 the internet and internet access were present in the government agency I work for but most people were prohibited from using it. And if they did their access was...
  • Bing political leanings?

    01/11/2021 7:43:31 AM PST · by jagusafr · 33 replies
    today | jagusafr
    I used to use Bing as a search engine but haven't in years. I've been using DuckDuckGo, but recently saw something that makes me thing they may have been compromised. Anybody know whether Bing/Microsoft is part of the Deep Tech crap? I also downloaded, which seems okay. Any other non-Google search engine suggestions?
  • May I contact Jim directly?

    01/09/2021 6:48:36 PM PST · by jrestrepo · 26 replies
    Self | 1/9/2021 | John Restrepo (myself)
    I am a long time lurker and I have an idea that is inspired by the current technocrat culture. Does he mind if I contact him? I ask because if and only if I am successful (I am still in the early stages of development), I would like to advertise it here. John
  • THEY WANT BLOOD: Mozilla Argues “More Must Be Done” to Rid Internet of President Trump and other “Bad Actors

    01/09/2021 12:22:39 PM PST · by bitt · 71 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 1/9/2021 | Jim Hoft
    Mozilla, the developer of Firefox browser, says “more must be done” to rid cyberspace of President Trump and other bad actors. Mozilla argues that banning and permanent removal of bad actors is not enough. Mozilla tweeted out that the unrest at the Capitol was the “culmination of a four-year disinformation campaign orchestrated by the President.”
  • Agents Raid Home in Maricopa County in Voter-Data Theft Investigation — Confiscate 8 Hard Drives, 3 Computers and a Bag of USB sticks

    12/06/2020 5:57:43 PM PST · by bitt · 25 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 12/6/2020 | Jim Hoft
    On November 5th Arizona federal officials raided a home in the Fountain Hills area in Maricopa County. The agents confiscated eight hard drives, three computers and a bag of USB sticks. The house belongs to 56-year-old Elliot Kerwin. The agents were looking for evidence of a cyberattack on an unnamed organization and stolen voter data. Forbes reported: On the morning of November 5, as the 2020 election hung in the balance, Arizona federal agents raided a two-story house in Fountain Hills, Maricopa County, a county that had become a key battleground in the presidential race. The agents were looking for...
  • *VANITY* Computer, email Software Recos?

    12/04/2020 11:34:55 AM PST · by Chuckster · 41 replies
    Vanity | 12/04/2020 | Chuckster
    I have been using Eudora or Eudora Pro since the nineties. It has finally quit working (again) and before I go through the process of trying to make it work(again), which could take all day(again), I thought I would take the cowards way out and ask for advice from my most trusted source. Free Republic What course of action, or new software would FReepers choose?
  • Justice Department And Indian Authorities Announce Enforcement Actions Against Technical-Support Fraud Scheme Targeting Seniors

    10/16/2020 10:07:48 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 11 replies ^ | October 15, 2020 | Department of Justice
    First Parallel Action by U.S. and Indian Governments Against Elder Fraud A federal court has ordered an individual and 5 companies to stop engaging in a technical-support fraud scheme that is alleged to have defrauded hundreds of elderly and vulnerable U.S. victims, the Department of Justice announced today. The temporary restraining order issued by the court follows the filing of a complaint by the United States, which seeks both preliminary and permanent injunctions to prevent the defendants from further victimizing U.S. consumers.  The complaint filed by the Civil Division’s Consumer Protection Branch and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern...
  • Question from a computer dummy re: SSD & HDD/SSD ( vanity )

    09/29/2020 2:37:08 AM PDT · by sushiman · 72 replies
    9/29/20 | sushiman
    About to buy new all-in-one PC . Not a gamer and don't edit video , download music , movies , etc...Just use for basic stuff at the present time . For the same price I can get 1TB 5400 rpm+256GB SSD or a 512 SSD . I understand the 512 would be a little faster . Which would you guys recommend ? I feel so computer illiterate and dumb ! Trust you guys so asking ! ^_^
  • Help! My printer won't print no matter how much I shout at it!

    09/27/2020 7:09:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 58 replies
    The Register ^ | Fri 25 Sep 2020 | Richard Speed
    MAYBE IF I PRINT EVERYTHING IN CAPS?On Call With the impending weekend comes another tale of courageous souls dispensing the balm of technical knowhow to those who know not. Welcome to On Call. This week's Regomised reader is "John", who spent long decades at the sharp, pointy end of technical support. His story takes us back a quarter of a century, to the headquarters of a national agency where he was the sole technical support person and tasked with keeping everything ticking over, from Novell servers to those newfangled Windows 95 desktops. "I had one client," he told us, "who...
  • New evidence that the quantum world is even stranger than we thought

    09/04/2020 5:48:07 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 60 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | 9/4/2020 | Steve Tally
    New evidence that the quantum world is even stranger than we thought .journalist-note { background-color: #ebd99f; padding: 0.5rem 0.75rem; } <p> .journalist-note p { margin: 0 !important; } Note to journalists: Journalists visiting campus should follow visitor health guidelines. Experimental evidence of quasiparticles called anyons has been found by a team of scientists at Purdue University. Electrical interference in the experiment created a pattern which the researchers called a “pyjama plot”; jumps in the interference pattern were the signature of the presence of anyons. (Purdue University image/James Nakamura) WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — New experimental evidence of a collective behavior of...
  • 1981 Nightline Interview With Steve Jobs

    08/03/2020 2:56:44 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 1 replies
    This 1981 episode of Nightline about computers is more relevant today than it was back then. People should be discussing an Internet Bill of Rights.  
  • Apple Enthusiast Help Needed

    07/17/2020 12:09:08 PM PDT · by Pontiac · 40 replies
    Pontiac | 7/17/20 | Pontiac
    My nephew died last weekend without leaving his wife the password to his Apple MacBook Pro. Is there any possible way for her to hack the password or bypass it. She believes that he has his original compositions and artwork stored on it that he has never shown to anyone. I did not give her any hope but if there is a possibility I would appreciate any help.
  • Professor arrested during alleged attempt to flee US with computers, phones, USB drives

    07/10/2020 6:04:19 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 18 replies
    Campus ^ | 7/9/2020 | Jon Street
    Another U.S. professor "with strong ties to China" has been arrested and charged with allegedly lying about his ties to the communist country. Song Guo Zheng, who the Justice Department described as a "rheumatology professor and researcher," allegedly used more than $4.1 million in federal research funding to help advance China's capabilities with regard to rheumatology and immunology. The Justice Department alleges he then failed to disclose to the U.S. government that he held employment in China while conducting U.S. taxpayer-funded research as a researcher at multiple universities in the U.S., including Ohio State University. A Google Scholars profile with...
  • A terrific PC equalizer FREE

    06/03/2020 9:32:01 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 3 replies
    I listen to many talks on YouTube, some of the most interesting ones have really horrible audio, so bad, I end up turning it off. (I'm listening to a YouTube of an audio of Carroll Quigley of "Tragedy & Hope"). This really terrific equalizer, with more whistles & bells than you could ever use (I use it for recording music from keyboard direct and with mikes), is titled: PEACE - Peter's Equalizer APO Configuration Extension It interfaces well with FREE "Audacity" recording software. I can now listen to virtually any recording, even the ones that sound like a tin can...
  • PSA: Terrible people are running a phishing campaign with fake Covid-19 stats

    05/24/2020 8:08:58 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 1 replies
    PCGamer ^ | 22 May 2020 | By Paul Lilly
    Security researchers at Microsoft say they have seen a "steady increase" in unsolicited email attachments containing malicious Excel 4.0 macros. It is part of a "massive campaign" to infect PCs with malware under the guise of providing current statistics related to Covid-19. Phishing scams are nothing new by any stretch, but according to Microsoft (via ZDNet), this latest campaign only started around a week ago "and has so far used several hundreds of unique attachments." "The emails purport to come from Johns Hopkins Center bearing 'WHO COVID-19 SITUATION REPORT'. The Excel files open w/ security warning & show a graph...
  • Hackers turn supercomputers into cryptocurrency mining rigs

    05/19/2020 12:14:12 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 8 replies ^ | 18 May 2020 | Anthony Spadafora
    Hackers have managed to install cryptocurrency mining malware on multiple supercomputers across Europe that have now had to shut down as they investigate...After reviewing malware samples, the UK-based cybersecurity firm Cado Security believes that the attackers likely gained access to the supercomputer clusters by using compromised SSH credentials. These credentials appear to have been stolen from university staff from Canada, China and Poland who were given access to the supercomputers to run demanding and complex computing jobs.