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  • Facebook Gives FBI Private Messages of Capitol Hill Protesters

    01/21/2021 9:37:34 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/21/2021 | Alana Mastrangelo
    Facebook is giving the FBI data on users who took part in the Capitol Hill riot, including their private messages, as many of the events that took place on January 6 appear to have been organized on the social media platform. A criminal complaint filed on Wednesday against New York resident Christopher M. Kelly reveals that a search warrant was issued on his Facebook account, according to a report by Forbes.
  • 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.
  • Facial recognition technology can expose political orientation from naturalistic facial images

    01/14/2021 7:40:56 PM PST · by algore · 70 replies
    Ubiquitous facial recognition technology can expose individuals’ political orientation, as faces of liberals and conservatives consistently differ. A facial recognition algorithm was applied to naturalistic images of 1,085,795 individuals to predict their political orientation by comparing their similarity to faces of liberal and conservative others. Political orientation was correctly classified in 72% of liberal–conservative face pairs, remarkably better than chance (50%), human accuracy (55%), or one afforded by a 100-item personality questionnaire (66%). Accuracy was similar across countries (the U.S., Canada, and the UK), environments (Facebook and dating websites), and when comparing faces across samples. Accuracy remained high (69%) even...
  • Biden Nominates Former Obama Official, Unmasker Samantha Power as USAID Administrator

    01/13/2021 11:58:49 PM PST · by knighthawk · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 13 2021 | KRISTINA WONG
    President-elect Joe Biden announced Tuesday he was nominating Samantha Power, a former Obama administration official and key unmasker of Trump campaign staffers, to a top position in his incoming administration. “Ambassador Samantha Power is a world-renowned voice of conscience and moral clarity — challenging and rallying the international community to stand up for the dignity and humanity of all people,” Biden said in a statement. “As USAID Administrator, she’ll be a powerful force for principled American engagement.”
  • Biden Treasury Secretary Must Respect Financial Privacy

    01/12/2021 7:17:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | January 12, 2021 | Brian Darling
    Few Americans fully realize the broad reach the Department of the Treasury uses to monitor international banking transactions. What’s even more opaque is how federal authorities also capture private information that is often disclosed to foreign governments, ones that do not have the same respect for privacy rights as we do in the U.S.Imagine the temptation for those strongarm leaders who are given the data. They can use that information to execute domestic goals that have zero to do with stopping illegal financial transactions but instead intimidate, even bankrupt businesses and advocacy groups that differ with that government’s agenda.If crafting...
  • How to encrypt you communications

    01/10/2021 10:14:08 PM PST · by krogers58 · 49 replies
    vanity ^ | 1/1121 | Self
    To those that are interested in keeping their communications private, and out of Google's hands, you can sign up for free, encrypted email. Also, there is a basic free vpn service offered through this provider. I've had nothing but luck with the ease of using this service, and highly recommend it. If the deep state wants to monitor your email and other communications, you might as well make them work for it. We aren't important enough for them to take interest, but Google makes a fortune off of selling everything they can learn about you. Using Tor (firefox browser, connected...
  • U.S. to allow small drones to fly over people and at night

    12/28/2020 8:09:41 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 57 replies ^ | 12/28/2020 | By David Shepardson
    Small drones will be allowed to fly over people and at night in the United States, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Monday, a significant step toward their use for widespread commercial deliveries. Small drones will be allowed to fly over people and at night in the United States, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Monday, a significant step toward their use for widespread commercial deliveries.
  • A microchip-based program backed by Bill Gates and the World Economic Forum is tracking the COVID status of millions

    12/15/2020 9:35:55 PM PST · by xomething · 15 replies
    lifesitenews ^ | 12/15/2020 | John Henry Westen
    Since 2015, the Gates Foundation has supported Khushi Baby, a microchip-based project in India that helps monitor children's vaccination through attachable NFC microchip necklaces. December 15, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – On November 17, LifeSiteNews reported that the Gates Foundation has been a major backer of Microchips Biotech, a company that designs a kind of contraceptive microchip commissioned directly by Bill Gates. In June, Gates lied about his involvement with Microchips Biotech in a CBS interview, saying, “I’ve never been involved in any sort of microchip-type thing.” Ten days later, his foundation gave Microchips Biotech another $1 million grant. In fact, Gates...
  • New smartphone tool to track side effects of the coronavirus vaccine may be vulnerable to manipulation

    12/07/2020 9:07:25 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 7 at 9:13 AM | Isaac Stanley-Becker
    The text-messaging system, called v-safe, is intended to provide early indications about possible adverse reactions from the vaccines. Using the messaging program, people who have received the shots can report symptoms and other health effects, such as missed work. Their responses could prompt phone calls from a team of safety professionals. The CDC said in a statement that the smartphone-based tool was developed to allow “people to report how they are feeling after covid-19 vaccination to CDC in almost real time." The voluntary system is in addition to existing safety monitoring programs, the agency said. “Reports to v-safe indicating a...
  • New Search Engine Develops Tech to Display Uncensored Results Without Tracking User Data

    12/09/2020 12:31:27 PM PST · by time4good · 47 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 12/9/2020 | Nicole Hao
    Today’s internet search engines have the power to track our personal data and decide what content can be listed as top results. Users are increasingly concerned that big tech companies have an outsized influence on the information they can view, while gathering enormous amounts of data through browser activity. A group of American programmers has developed a new search engine intended to provide users with unbiased search results—without tracking the users’ IP, search history, and other information. They named the search engine “Right Dao”—referring to Daoism and its philosophical pursuit of truth. Right Dao developers have designed a new crawling...
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  • Whats The Most Secure End-To-End VOIP App For iOS & Android Users To Speak With Each Other On?

    11/17/2020 6:19:43 AM PST · by BTerclinger · 41 replies
    11/17/2020 | Bteclinger
    Is anyone on FR using a smart phone VOIP app that touts their end-to-end security? Are you happy with it? I understand we are taking a lot of companies word on what they say they do, and I know that at least one (Wire) says all their software is open source and is reviewed (on the Apple App store the top rated commment for Wire implies its not that secure. And Apple's FaceTime is supposedly very secure and it is built in to the Iphone and Mac, but (a) I don't trust anything coming out of Tim Cook's mouth and...
  • Postal Service Photographs Every Piece of Mail in the U.S., Shares With Agencies That Request It

    11/12/2020 8:16:21 AM PST · by Marcell · 34 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 10-28-2014 | Lauren Walker
    The USPS uses a program called Mail Imaging, which takes a photograph of the outside of every piece of mail sent in the U.S. While the primary purpose of taking the pictures is to process the mail, law enforcement agencies are able to request images of mail sent and received by a target they are investigating.
  • Artificial Intelligence Can Serve Democracy [Re China's abuse of AI to suppress freedom]

    06/26/2020 6:39:00 PM PDT · by ransomnote ^ | June 26, 2020 | Office of Science and Technology Policy
    The U.S. is using every tool at its disposal to defeat the novel coronavirus, including artificial intelligence. American laboratories are harnessing AI to discover new therapeutics. The Food and Drug Administration approved an AI tool to help detect coronavirus in CT scans. And the White House led an initiative to create a database with more than 128,000 articles that scientists can analyze using AI to help understand the virus better and develop treatments.At the same time, AI is being twisted by authoritarian regimes to violate rights. The Chinese Communist Party is reportedly using AI to uncover and punish those...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Biden-Linked AI Firm and U.S. Social Media Giants Sponsored Beijing Tech Conference Alongside Chinese Military Proxies

    08/11/2020 12:09:45 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The National Pulse ^ | August 11, 2020 | Natalie Winters
    The annual conference is hosted by Great Wall Club (GWC), a group comprised of executives from Chinese companies such as Tencent and their Silicon Valley counterparts. This collaboration, however, poses a national security threat and runs the risk of intellectual property theft and espionage per the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Tencent, for example, has been characterized by the U.S. State Department as a “tool of the Chinese government” with “no meaningful ability to tell the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) ‘no’ if officials decide to ask for their assistance,”and is among the bevy of Chinese companies banned or on track...
  • Mark Zuckerberg Pops Out Of Man's Shower To Warn Him The Story He's Reading Is Fake News

    10/16/2020 6:39:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | October 15, 2020 | The Babylon Bee
    BURLINGTON, NJ—Local man Bradley Waters was reading an interesting story he'd seen on Facebook while on the toilet this morning. He wasn't sure if everything in the story was true, but he thought it was a significant story anyway. He was about to share it on Facebook with some thoughtful comments encouraging his friends to check it out and use their own judgment to figure out if it's true. But just as his finger hovered over the share button, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg jumped out from behind his shower curtain to warn him the story might be fake news. "Greetings,...
  • Minnesota Nice? Orwellian Governor Walz Blames "Racism" for Failure of his Surprise CASPER At-Home Blood and Saliva Sampling

    09/28/2020 5:34:49 PM PDT · by Lenora Thompson · 26 replies
    Lenora Thompson, Patriotic Writer ^ | 9/28/2020 | Lenora Thompson
    Hear that? It's the Twilight Zone music playing softly in the background because they're here-ere. Surprise, unsolicited, undesired at-home blood and saliva sampling courtesy of Minnesota's Governor Walz of "rock and cow" infamy. Or rather, they were here. No sooner had the task forces begun ringing doorbells, but Governor Walz called off his Orwellian henchmen claiming we Minnesotans were racist and threatening his Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response teams. CASPER, for short. Catchy, ain't it. Did I mention he's up for re-election in 2022? Brilliant campaign move. There may have been a bona fide incident of racism or...
  • Biden's Town Hall Adventure [semi-satire]

    09/19/2020 1:33:26 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 9 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 20 September 2020 | John Semmens
    Democratic presidential candidate former Vice-President Joe Biden told CNN's Anderson Cooper and town hall viewers that "China is not our enemy. If they were they wouldn't have given my son a billion dollar deal. I'll grant you that China hasn't been a perfect global citizen. From time to time they've stolen our technology. And every deadly respiratory virus seems to emanate from there. But these are all minor flaws—mistakes and bad luck that could've happened to anyone." In a response to a potato farmer's question about why there are so many unnecessary regulations impeding her work, Biden advised the woman...
  • Not interested in bringing Alexa into your house? That's OK, Amazon's working with your LANDLORD now

    09/04/2020 11:09:36 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 42 replies
    rt ^ | 9/3/2020 | Reuters / Elijah Nouvelage
    Amazon has rolled out a whole-building version of its Alexa AI voice assistant for landlords, billing ‘Alexa for Residential’ as extending smart-home functionality to renters – tenants’ consent apparently not required. The e-commerce giant announced Alexa for Residential on Thursday, describing it as a feature “that makes having an Alexa-enabled home accessible for anyone, regardless of whether they rent or own their home.” Tenants can link up their own Amazon account, but if they don't have one, no problem – they'll be placed on the building's system. Landlords, Amazon explains, will have the option to provide “custom voice experiences for...
  • Google's Tracking Troubled its Own Engineers

    08/27/2020 12:26:27 PM PDT · by Rio · 26 replies
    Design and Development Today ^ | August 27, 2020 | Michael Liedtke
    Google's own engineers were troubled by the way the company secretly tracked the movements of people who didn't want to be followed until a 2018 Associated Press investigation uncovered the shadowy surveillance, according to unsealed documents in a consumer fraud case. The behind-the-scenes peek stems from a three-month-old lawsuit against Google filed by Arizona's attorney general. The files, unsealed late last week, reveal that Google knew it had a massive problem on its hands after an AP article published in August 2018 explained how the company continued to track users' whereabouts even after they had disabled the feature Google called...