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  • Amazon Makes Employees Delete Chinese App, TikTok From Phones, Citing Security Risk

    07/10/2020 12:22:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/10/2020 | Mike Isaac and Karen Weise
    Amazon has asked its employees to delete the Chinese-owned video app TikTok from their cellphones, citing “security risks,” according to a company email sent on Friday. In the email, which was obtained by The New York Times, Amazon officials said that employees must delete the app from any devices that “access Amazon email.” Employees had to remove the app by Friday to remain able to obtain mobile access to their Amazon email, the note said. Amazon workers are still allowed to view TikTok from their laptop browser, the company added. Amazon and TikTok did not immediately respond to requests for...
  • Facing China? Don't Forget Indonesia.

    07/01/2020 7:39:29 AM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 9 replies ^ | July 2nd 2020 | Ozguy1945
    The Republic Of Indonesia is a profoundly religious country frequently underestimated and maligned in the West. It is a multiparty democracy with a strong commitment to freedom. This commitment is best symbolised by the way the country stops every 17th August to remember its birth in 1945 when Japanese power collapsed at the end of World War Two. My dad was there then in the field ambulance of the Australian 2nd 14th Battalion implementing Douglas MacArthur’s operation Oboe. Dad saw his friends die under Japanese fire on the beach of Balikpapan. He never forgot it and dedicated the rest of...
  • How COVID-19 Will Permanently Change the Way TSA Operates

    06/28/2020 6:16:55 PM PDT · by BigKahuna · 12 replies
    H4 Solutions ^ | 06/28/2020 | Kelly Hoggan
    The COVID-19 virus is remaking society in ways both large and small. Did we all shake our last hand in March, for example? How many people, now that their employers have them working from home, will be willing to endure the daily grind of a commute when they’ve seen how life is like away from the cubicle farm? Also, will we ever again be willing to join a long, tightly packed line or bunch up in front of a TSA security checkpoint? Let’s not forget, as well, the TSA security screening process, one in which you and your luggage may...
  • Most Feel Personally Less Safe, Ready to Turn to Biden

    06/26/2020 7:04:59 AM PDT · by tatown · 115 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 6/26/20 | Rasmussen Reports
    Voters worry about their safety more these days and have more confidence in Joe Biden than President Trump to make things better. But once again party affiliation makes a big difference. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 52% of Likely U.S. Voters feel personally less safe than they did four years ago. Nineteen percent (19%) feel more safe now, while 26% say their feeling of personal safety is about the same. (To see survey question wording, click here.) Forty-nine percent (49%) of all voters believe Biden, the putative Democratic presidential nominee, will make America a...
  • Celebs Call To Abolish The Police While Hiding Behind Private Security

    06/23/2020 6:56:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 23, 2020 | Libby Emmens
    A group of wealthy celebrities requesting the abolition of something they donÂ’t even need is disingenuous at best, callous at worst. The Black Lives Matter movement seeks to counter the systemic racism they believe is foundational in American culture with a systemic solution: defunding the police. The calls to defund the police have reached the ears of every elected official, from local levels up to the federal executive. Now, the cries from the street are being echoed by celebrities.A group of some of the most notable black artists in America have penned a letter to studios and Hollywood executives demanding...
  • Seattle's Liberal Elite Cheer Anti-Police Protesters Then Hire Their Own Private Security

    06/16/2020 8:50:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/16/2020 | Victoria Taft
    Seattle’s taking a page from the lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina. When half of the New Orleans Police Department walked off the job before and after Katrina, private security firms answered the call. Today, Seattle’s swells, who cheered on anti-police protesters from their high-rises and Madrona manses, are doing the same thing. With apologies to “Top Gun,” the Seattle elite’s egos are writing checks the rest of us poor schmucks have to pay.Business owners, afraid that Mayor Jenny Durkan will continue to let the rioters go buck wild while simultaneously standing down the cops, are hiring private security at a...
  • Aqueduct Racetrack security guard charged as ‘inside man’ in $280K heist

    06/15/2020 2:40:48 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 15, 2020 | Bruce Golding
    A security guard at Aqueduct Racetrack was charged Monday as the “inside man” in the armed heist of more than $280,000 in gamblers’ lost wagers — as the feds alleged that he was busted with one of the crooks in another robbery more than 20 years ago. Lafayette Morrison was charged with providing Lamel Miller and another accomplice with information about when and where the money would be taken to the vault at the Queens racetrack following the lucrative “Gotham Day” races on March 7.
  • City (Chicago) paying up to $1.2 million to private security firms to deter looting

    06/07/2020 1:29:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Chicago Suntimes ^ | 6/06/20 | Sam Kelly
    After peaceful protests of the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd were marred by widespread vandalism and looting, city officials announced they would pay up to $1.2 million to three private security firms to avoid a repeat of last weekend’s mayhem. Over 100 private security guards from Monterrey Security, AGB Investigative Services and Illinois Security Professionals will be dispatched to retail corridors across the city - with a particular focus on the South and West sides, city officials said. The private guards will not be armed and will not have police powers, but are meant to be “another set of...
  • "Not Secure"

    06/05/2020 9:09:48 AM PDT · by MeganC · 31 replies
    Myself ^ | 5 June 2020 | MeganC
    Yesterday I had no problem accessing Free Republic. Today after a Microsoft update all of my browsers say Free Republic is not secure and I have to go through a few clicks to convince my browsers that I really want to see FR anyway. Anyone else seeing this? Also, the 2004 build was installed on my computer last night.
  • Washington Post: Trump And His Family Were ‘Rushed’ To The Bunker After Protesters Breached A Fence

    06/03/2020 6:22:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/03/2020 | John Sexton
    The Washington Post is reporting that Trump and his family were “rushed” to the bunker beneath the White House Friday after some protesters breached a fence outside. The security move came after multiple people crossed over fences that had been erected to create a larger barrier around the White House complex around 7 p.m.Secret Service officers detained at least four protesters, who were charged with unlawful entry at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, according to arrest records. The incident took place near the border between the White House lawn and Treasury Department, about 350 feet from the East Wing, and close...
  • BREAKING: The Minneapolis Public Schools board has voted unanimously to terminate their contract with...

    06/02/2020 5:40:37 PM PDT · by blueyon · 42 replies
    breaking911 on twitter ^ | 06/02/20 | breaking911
    BREAKING: The Minneapolis Public Schools board has voted unanimously to terminate their contract with the Minneapolis Police Department. - KARE
  • Another Released Terrorist Convict Almost Massacred Americans: 'I Want to Take at Least 50'

    05/29/2020 10:10:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | March 30, 2020 | Todd Bensman
    Last week, Florida narrowly dodged a mass casualty terror attack when the FBI arrested a convicted jihadist who had recently completed a prison sentence and used his new freedom to plot. The FBI’s May 23 arrest of Tampa resident and U.S. citizen Muhammed Momtaz Al-Azhari undoubtedly averted a terrible massacre, one he planned to model after the June 2016 Pulse Nightclub killing of 49 mostly gay patrons by his jihadist hero Omar Mateen. But blood that is spared, just as much as blood actually spilled, should be sufficient to finally push Congress and the White House to address the recidivism...
  • Proclamation on Armed Forces Day, 2020

    05/15/2020 2:35:15 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 1 replies ^ | May 15, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    In times of war and peace alike, on land, at sea, in the skies, in cyberspace, and beyond the Earth’s atmosphere, the men and women of our Nation’s Armed Forces serve with honor and distinction and stand ready to selflessly defend our Nation.  On Armed Forces Day, we pay tribute to these patriots, whose work enables our country to shine always as a beacon of freedom and hope for the world.Throughout our Nation’s history, our Armed Forces have protected our country, our liberty, and our founding principles.  Earlier this month, we marked the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, when United...
  • Washington state directs restaurants to log all eat-in customers in order to reopen

    05/14/2020 9:20:47 AM PDT · by Zenyatta · 101 replies
    ABC News ^ | 5/13/2020 | Cammeron Parrish
    Restaurants in Washington state will be required to keep a log of each dine-in customer to facilitate contact tracing during phase two of the state's coronavirus reopening plans. As part of the requirements, the log must be maintained for 30 days and must include each customer's telephone number and email address, and what time they came in to eat, according to officials.
  • Unlikely TSMC (Computer Chip Giant)will soon build in US

    05/11/2020 10:56:02 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 22 replies
    Taipei Times ^ | Tue, May 12, 2020 | unattributed
    It is a risky bet for US President Donald Trump’s administration to push for building advanced semiconductor factories in the US due to growing fears about the US’ heavy reliance on Asia for chip supply and potential disruptions from uncontrollable factors such as the COVID-19 pandemic. The US government is in discussions with chipmakers, including Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC), to build new fabs in the US to create a self-sufficiency in chips, the latest in a slew of Trump’s renewed “Make in the US” efforts, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. Even before the pandemic, the US had...
  • Thunderbolt flaws affect millions of computers – even locking unattended devices won't help

    05/11/2020 9:07:49 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 35 replies
    ZDNet ^ | May 11, 2020 | By Liam Tung
    Thunderbolt vulnerabilities can let attacker with physical access steal data from memory and encrypted drives. A Dutch researcher has detailed nine attack scenarios that work against all computers with Thunderbolt shipped since 2011 and which allow an attacker with physical access to quickly steal data from encrypted drives and memory. Researcher Björn Ruytenberg detailed the so-called Thunderspy attacks in a report published on Sunday, warning that the attacks work even when users follow security best practice, such as locking an unattended computer, setting up Secure Boot, using strong BIOS and operating system account passwords, and enabling full disk encryption. Microsoft...
  • Big Tech is Strangling Us

    05/07/2020 5:26:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    American ^ | May 7, 2020 | Eileen F. Toplansky
    How ironic that the 1984 iconic advertisement that Apple used to introduce the Macintosh computer "played on imagery from George Orwell's 1984 novella [sic] presenting Apple as rebels fighting a technocratic elite. The spot certainly was a lot gloomier than the company’s previous commercials, that used Apple celebrity spokesman Dick Cavett." In truth, "there was nothing cuddly about the new Macintosh ad, which was firmly rooted in the burgeoning dystopian cyberpunk aesthetic." Ostensibly the advertisement's intention was "to remove people’s fears of technology [.]" In fact, Apple claimed that they "wanted to democratize technology, telling people that the power was...
  • Get My Payment [what to do if you didn't receive direct deposit stim payment]

    05/05/2020 4:02:59 PM PDT · by catnipman · 63 replies
    IRS ^ | 5/5/2020 | IRS
    Check on the status of your Economic Impact Payment This application will let you: Get your payment status See your payment type Provide your bank account information (in certain cases) You May Need: Your 2019 return, if filed, and Your 2018 return Data is updated once per day overnight, so there's no need to check back more than once per day. Note: If you receive SSI or VA benefits, your information is not yet available in this application.
  • Methods for Getting Around Facial Recognition Systems

    04/21/2020 11:02:58 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 51 replies
    Liberty Island Magazine ^ | 04/21/2020 | Tamara Wilhite
    Facial recognition systems threaten our privacy. They can track where you go and add that information to the massive amount of information already saved about each of us. Big Brother is watching you and enabled by AI. And when it makes a mistake reading your face, you could end up with criminal charges far worse than when the toll tag system misreads your license plate. Here are several methods for fooling and interfering with facial recognition systems.
  • Scary Alert when I signed on to FR (vanity)

    04/18/2020 11:27:52 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 45 replies
    explorer | 4/18/2020 | unclear
    Did a full McAfee scan yesterday. Had not signed on to FR for a few days. (no jokes).. Could not copy & paste this 'warning'. What does it mean? Has anyone else had this? Thanks