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  • 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...
  • What makes an old song go viral on TikTok?

    01/16/2021 10:31:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    NME ^ | 15th January 2021 | Lucy Harbron
    From Kate Bush's 'Babooshka' to Fleetwood Mac's 'Dreams', the app's gone nostalgia crazy. We asked TikTok stars, musicians and psychologists: why?Kate Bush's 1980 weirdo-banger 'Babooshka' has filled many a TikTokker with glee. Credit: Getty You don’t need us to tell you that TikTok now has a huge effect on the music industry. With the power to launch careers with one viral clip, we’re seeing the birth of a new star every day. But how about the revival of an old one? Last year saw TikTok revive vintage hits, from ‘70s classics such as Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Dreams’ to ‘00s deep cuts...
  • Forbes Deletes Article About Twitter as 'Worst Company on Planet Earth'

    01/16/2021 8:36:14 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 12 replies
    News busters ^ | Jan 16, 2021
    Forbes Deletes Article About Twitter as 'Worst Company on Planet Earth' P.J. Gladnick January 16th, 2021 3:30 PM “On the heels of Forbes magazine editor Randall Lane threatening companies that hire Trump officials, we now have that periodical politically cleansing its own website of an article critical of their beloved social media monopolist that also engages in cracking down on free speech. Such was the case on Monday when Forbes deleted an article by frequent contributor, Jim Collins, that dared to strongly criticize Twitter which is now obviously a prohibited activity.
  • Emergency Event: Surviving The Big Tech Purge (Sunday, January 17, 7 p.m. Eastern)

    01/16/2021 2:19:53 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 5:30pm | William A. Jacobson
    Join Parler Chief Policy Officer Amy Peikoff, Cornell Law Professor William Jacobson, and Security Enthusiast Michelle Ray as they how discuss how to navigate the big tech purge and improve personal internet security. The Big Tech oligopoly is drunk with power, taking unto itself the decisions as to who gets to be heard on the internet and social media. In this panel discussion, we will discuss how to navigate the Big Tech purge, and strategies for maintaining personal privacy. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. You can SIGN UP HERE.
  • 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,...
  • State Dept. instructions on how to remain connected if your internet get shut off

    01/16/2021 5:09:19 AM PST · by shoff · 70 replies website ^ | January 31, 2011 | Susannah Vila
    Interestingly this was published on website in 2011. It was part of Hillary’s State Department training given in Mexico City. This conference sponsored by Hillary’s State Department and Google. Training was provided to youth activists in the use of social media. Special classes were held in the use of software designed to evade government surveillance. This software is called TOR, funded thru Google, US Naval Research lab and George Soros’s Human Rights Watch. This is the same software WikiLeaks uses and is illegal in the United States per the Patriot act. This was archived since it has been scrubbed...
  • Trump’s Facebook, Instagram pages restored

    01/16/2021 12:45:50 AM PST · by conservative98 · 25 replies
    CBS 23 WIFR ^ | Published: Jan. 15, 2021 at 6:57 PM EST | WIFR Newsroom
    President Donald Trump’s Instagram and Facebook pages have been restored as of Friday. At this time, it is unknown if Trump has access to the pages.
  • Signal Messaging App Crashes — After Massive Number of New Users — Tens of Millions New Users Just This Week!

    01/15/2021 7:46:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 01/15/2021 | Jim Hoft
    Signal App is the latest alternative app to crash on Friday.Signal is the latest app struggling to keep up with the massive growth they are experiencing.If you’re wondering why signal is down, might have something to do with their installs increasing from 10 million to 50 million since jan 12— Ken Klippenstein (@kenklippenstein) January 15, 2021Signal posted about their struggles on Twitter. We have been adding new servers and extra capacity at a record pace every single day this week nonstop, but today exceeded even our most optimistic projections. Millions upon millions of new users are sending a message...
  • Massive facebook purging of conservatives now.

    01/15/2021 7:20:59 PM PST · by PilotDave · 71 replies
    Vanity | 15 Jan 21 | Self
    Facebook is blocking anybody who has posted conservative thoughts until Jan 23rd. DC on lockdown. Parler gone, the ceo in hiding. Signal and Gab limited. Insane.
  • Biden Twitter account 'starts from zero' with no Trump followers (feelgood story of the day)

    01/15/2021 11:53:45 AM PST · by DoodleBob · 53 replies
    BBC ^ | January 15, 2020 | N/A
    US president-elect Joe Biden has been given his new official presidential Twitter account, but has been forced to start it with zero followers. The Biden campaign is unhappy with the move, which marks a change from the previous transition from Barack Obama. The new account, @PresElectBiden, will transform into the official @POTUS (President of the United States) one on inauguration day on 20 January. In its first six hours online it gained nearly 400,000 followers. Mr Biden's own account has 24 million followers. His team has also registered new accounts - @FLOTUSBiden for the future first lady, Jill Biden, and...
  • (WATCH) Twitter Insider Secretly Records CEO Jack Dorsey Detailing Agenda for Further Political Censorship

    01/15/2021 10:05:17 AM PST · by rustyweiss74 · 5 replies
    MenRec ^ | 01/15/21 | Staff
    DORSEY: “You should always feel free to express yourself in whatever format manifestation feels right. We do intend to do the full retro as I said in my note, it is going to take some time. And then the other thing, just to close out a little bit. We know, we are focused on one account right now. But this is going to be much bigger than just one account, and it’s going to go on for much longer than just this day, this week. And the next few weeks and go on beyond the inauguration. We have to expect...
  • Windows 10 (and prior) bug corrupts your hard drive on seeing this file's icon (Zero-day, not fixed)

    01/15/2021 8:43:27 AM PST · by dayglored · 43 replies
    Bleeping Computer ^ | Jan 14, 2021 | Ax Sharma
    An unpatched zero-day in Microsoft Windows 10 (and prior) allows attackers to corrupt an NTFS-formatted hard drive with a one-line command. In multiple tests by BleepingComputer, this one-liner can be delivered hidden inside a Windows shortcut file, a ZIP archive, batch files, or various other vectors to trigger hard drive errors that corrupt the filesystem index instantly. "Critically underestimated" NTFS vulnerability In August 2020, October 2020, and finally this week, infosec researcher Jonas L drew attention to an NTFS vulnerability impacting Windows 10 that has not been fixed. When exploited, this vulnerability can be triggered by a single-line command to...
  • Facebook Faces Major Backlash After NEW Revelation About Capitol Hill ‘Riot’ Plans!

    01/15/2021 6:31:50 AM PST · by A.M. Smith · 18 replies
    Some are calling for Facebook to be banned from the app store after a Washington Post report revealed that a great deal of the Capitol Hill riot was planned on Mark Zuckerberg’s platform. According to the Post, “a growing body of evidence shows that Facebook played a much larger role” in the storming of the building than COO Sharyl Sandberg previously acknowledged. Sandberg claimed that the events “were largely organized on platforms that don’t have our abilities to stop hate, don’t have our standards and don’t have our transparency.”
  • EXCLUSIVE: Twitter Insider Records CEO Jack Dorsey Laying Out Roadmap for Future Political Censorship … ‘We Are Focused on One Account [President Trump] Right Now, But This is Going to be Much Bigger Than Just One Account’

    01/15/2021 7:38:36 AM PST · by Red Badger · 33 replies ^ | JANUARY 14, 2021 | Staff
    Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO: “We are focused on one account [@realDonaldTrump] right now, but this is going to be much bigger than just one account, and it’s going to go on for much longer than just this day, this week, and the next few weeks, and go on beyond the inauguration.” Dorsey: “So, the focus is certainly on this account [@realDonaldTrump] and how it ties to real world violence. But also, we need to think much longer term around how these dynamics play out over time. I don't believe this is going away anytime soon.” Dorsey: “You know, the U.S....
  • Red-State Scare: The Blacklist Arrives

    01/15/2021 5:20:55 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 7 replies
    American Conservative ^ | 1/14/2021 | Rod Dreher
    If you’re not part of Twitter, and media Twitter at that, you will be blessedly ignorant of a HUGE controversy today. The political news and commentary website Politico asked conservative commentator Ben Shapiro to guest-edit today’s edition of its morning Playbook feature. Shapiro is completely within the conservative mainstream, but that did not stop the Politico staff from freaking out. Erik Wemple is the Washington Post media columnist:
  • French Laundry celebrity chef Thomas Keller exits Twitter after year of growing backlash

    01/14/2021 11:34:36 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Jan. 13, 2021 | Janelle Bitker
    Taking his most drastic step yet in response to public criticism, celebrity chef Thomas Keller took down his Twitter account on Tuesday after almost a year of blowback. The departure from the social media platform comes after many critiqued him for Tweeting praise of a right wing billionaire. On Tuesday afternoon, the famed owner of Yountville’s the French Laundry posted thanking Sheldon G. Adelson, who had recently died, for his support of Keller’s restaurant in Las Vegas. “You will be missed,” Keller wrote. Adelson and his wife were President Donald Trump’s biggest donors in his 2016 and 2020 campaigns. Adelson...
  • Big Tech and Deep State have teamed up to usher in a quasi-communist USA

    01/14/2021 11:01:48 AM PST · by Red Badger · 27 replies ^ | Thu Jan 14, 2021 - 11:43 am EST | STEPHEN KOKX
    January 14, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — Corporate authoritarianism has come to America in the form of a secular technocracy where liberal businesses, backed by the uni-party Deep State, get to decide what is and isn’t acceptable political dialogue. This is an all-out assault not only on our Constitutional freedoms, but on conservative, Christian supporters of President Trump. The collective purging of the president (and others) from social media last week was a concerted effort meant to destroy him and the populist, nationalist movement he led. It was intended to send a message to any future political candidate who wants to run...
  • Conservative sites now blocking comments?

    01/14/2021 10:38:40 AM PST · by mtrott · 38 replies
    1/14/2021 | Self
    Has anybody else found their comments on articles at conservative news sites being blocked since last week? First it was BB that was blocking all my comments, with that "Hold on there, awaiting moderation" thing that comes up. Well, just now, a comment did post for me there. Maybe they have a bunch of key words that trigger the block. But none of my past comments was particularly incendiary or in any way advocated violence. Then, today, DC blocked one of my comments on an article about a woman being charged over taking a teen out of the US for...
  • After Parler Ban, Rein in Big Tech Now or Cease Being Free Citizens

    01/14/2021 7:04:06 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 22 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 1/12/2021 | Rachel Bovard
    In the wake of the protests and tragic violence at the United States Capitol last Wednesday, Parler, the popular alternative to Twitter, is facing an unprecedented crackdown from its competitors. In the span of 48 hours, both Apple and Google announced they would be removing the app from their smartphone app stores. Shortly thereafter, Amazon Web Services announced it would stop hosting Parler, thus also wiping out its web component.
  • Americans forced underground Exclusive: Sean Harshey, in wake of Big Tech crackdown, advises readers to keep their heads down

    01/14/2021 7:50:56 AM PST · by rktman · 61 replies ^ | 1/13/2021 | Sean Harshey
    In just over two years, suppression of political speech online has grown from Google's purge of conservative employees and the subsequent collusion between tech companies to simultaneously ban commentator Alex Jones from their platforms, to the point where these companies are emboldened not only to ban the president of the United States from social media, but official campaign websites, financial services – and even his email companies are refusing service. In the past week, Twitter removed over 70,000 conservative accounts, and Facebook suspended former Texas congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul after he wrote a column criticizing tech censorship. In...