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  • I Phone update 14.4

    01/26/2021 9:48:43 PM PST · by ping jockey · 18 replies
    Self | Ping Jockey
    Heads up . Multiple threats in the wild for I Phone users are in progress. Download update 14.4 ASAp. Threats are exploiting previously unk. vulnerabilities to take control of hardware, access info, passwords etc.
  • 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...
  • The U.S. Government Shouldn’t Send Communist China Americans’ DNA And Health Info

    01/25/2021 9:31:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    The ^ | January 25, 2021 | Ben Weingarten
    The Biden administration must take serious steps to ensure China ceases its exploitation of the COVID-19 crisis in ways that threaten our national security.Some two decades ahead of schedule, on Jan. 12, the Trump administration declassified its Indo-Pacific Strategic Framework, a document outlining its national security strategy regarding Asia. The document is critical, and the timing of its declassification was telling.As National Security Advisor Robert C. O’Brien noted in a statement announcing its release, the framework “has provided overarching strategic guidance for implementing the 2017 National Security Strategy within the world’s most populous and economically dynamic region.”By making the document...
  • Strange Full-Screen Pop Ups when Trying to Access FreeRepublic

    01/24/2021 5:55:38 PM PST · by Jess Kitting · 46 replies ^ | January 24, 2021 | Self
    When I try to access FreeRepublic directly, I am getting strange full-screen pop-ups. Here's what they say: "Before you continue to FreeRepublic. By clicking the button below you'll go through a standard security check, after which you will be redirected to Chrome store and will be given the option to install a Web Safety extension. This chrome extension will offer you a safe web search experience by changing your default search provider. Compatible with your browser. Continue"
  • 1985: Vladimir Vetrov, Farewell

    01/23/2021 10:50:16 AM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 8 replies ^ | January 23, 2013 | Headsman
    This date in 1985 spelled farewell for the KGB agent Vladimir Vetrov … code-named Farewell by the western handlers to whom he passed Soviet secrets. Vladimir Vetrov was a career officer in Soviet intelligence who grew disgruntled* and in 1980 went to work for the West. And he was no ordinary spy. Think Aldrich Ames, to the power of ten. Vladimir Vetrov oversaw the entire KGB directorate charged with a critical program: Line X, which surveilled western R&D and passed its fruits back to Mother Russia. In the 1960s and 1970s, Line X stole jaw-dropping volumes of military, computer, and...
  • Sephora’s plan to combat racial bias: Fewer security guards, more Black-owned brands and new protocols

    01/22/2021 11:29:57 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan. 13, 2021 | By Abha Bhattarai
    International makeup chain Sephora is implementing sweeping changes in its merchandising, marketing and employee training practices in one of the most public efforts by a major retailer to mitigate the potential for racial profiling and other discriminatory practices at its stores. The initiative announced Wednesday is the culmination of customer and employee surveys, interviews and academic research that have been underway since 2019. But issues around race and inequality took on new urgency following the summer’s Black Lives Matter protests and the police killing of George Floyd in May, executives said. The chain also has faced backlash from Black shoppers,...
  • Nancy Pelosi wanted crew served machine guns at inauguration.

    01/22/2021 7:56:44 AM PST · by Candor7 · 48 replies
    Mark Levin reveals by audio, that Ken Cucinelli, #2 at Homeland Security. reports that Nancy Pelosi, when requesting National Guard troops for inauguration had requested via the Capitol Police that crew served machine guns be present on Capital Hill during inauguration of Joe Biden. The National Guard refused. Machine Gun Nancy!
  • 7 Low Cost Home Security Tactics

    01/20/2021 5:52:36 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 66 replies
    The Dollar Stretcher ^ | Today | Elli Bischop
    Sometimes the costs associated with home security can be daunting. When you buy a monitored home security system, you’re looking at a monthly monitoring fee, plus an installation fee, plus any equipment charges. Considering the financial commitment, buying a home security system may not be the right home security tactic for everyone. Although a home security system is a great asset for those who can afford it, there are lots of ways you can fortify your home without breaking the bank. Here are some low cost home security tactics for making your home a safer place. 1. Neighbors Your neighbors...
  • EXC: Biden Just Picked A CIA Director With A 7-Year-Long Relationship With Chinese Communist Party Fronts

    01/20/2021 2:17:25 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 58 replies
    The National Pulse ^ | ANUARY 20, 2021 | NATALIE WINTERS
    Bill Burns – Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Central Intelligence Agency – serves as the President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace which has over a decade-long relationship with the China-United States Exchange Foundation and other Chinese Communist Party-linked groups. Burns has served as President of the think tank since 2014, overseeing its involvement with the China-United States Exchange Foundation (CUSEF) which dates back to at least 2009. CUSEF – part of the Chinese Communist Party’s United Front effort that seeks to “co-opt and neutralize sources of potential opposition” and encourage foreign actors to “adopt positions supportive of...

    01/19/2021 11:19:15 AM PST · by EBH · 31 replies
    TMZ ^ | 1/18/2021
    Uncle Sam is looking far and wide for some of the best muscle money can buy to help guard the nation's capital through Joe Biden's inauguration -- and it looks the feds found some ... in the Aloha State. TMZ has obtained federal procurement docs that show the Dept. of Homeland Security recently awarded a private security company called Hana Industries Inc. a $1.6 million contract for protective services, effective now until the very end of the month. According to the paperwork ... Hana's protective security officers will be standing watch in the capital and surrounding areas. The move to...
  • Graham on security for Capitol Hill during riot: ‘Where was Nancy Pelosi?”

    01/18/2021 9:56:14 AM PST · by yoe · 67 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 18, 2021 | Karen Townsend
    Senator Lindsey Graham targeted Speaker Nancy Pelosi for the lack of security on Capitol Hill during the riot on January 6. He noted it is her job to provide Capitol security. While many people blame President Trump for inciting violence during his rally with supporters, including Pelosi, it is a twist for the speaker ( to be blamed) for allowing the mob to take over the Capitol. To see people come and take over the Capitol – the House and the Senate – beat officers, defile the seat of government. How in the hell could that happen? Where was Nancy...
  • FBI vetting National Guard troops in DC amid fears of insider attack

    01/17/2021 7:56:34 PM PST · by hsmomx3 · 198 replies
    Fox10 Phoenix ^ | 01/17/2021 | AP
    WASHINGTON - U.S. defense officials say they are worried about an insider attack or other threat from service members involved in securing President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, prompting the FBI to vet all of the 25,000 National Guard troops coming into Washington for the event.
  • Covert Cadre: What I saw leading up to the US Capitol attack

    01/14/2021 10:43:20 AM PST · by ConservativeStLouisGuy · 36 replies ^ | January 13, 2021 | J. Michael Waller
    The deadly riot at the US Capitol bore the markings of an organized operation planned well in advance of the January 6 joint session of Congress. A small number of cadre used the cover of a huge rally to stage its attack. Before it began, I saw from my vantage point on the West Front of the Capitol, what appeared to be four separate cells or units: Plainclothes militants. Militant, aggressive men in Trump and MAGA gear at a front police line at the base of the temporary presidential inaugural platform; Agents-provocateurs. Scattered groups of men exhorting the marchers to...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Outgoing Capitol Police chief: House, Senate security officials hamstrung efforts to call in National Guard

    01/10/2021 10:05:18 PM PST · by Robwin · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/10/21 | Carol D. Leonnig, Aaron Davis, Peter Hermann, Karoun Demirjian
    Outgoing Capitol Police chief: House, Senate security officials hamstrung efforts to call in National GuardTwo days before Congress was set to formalize President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund was growing increasingly worried about the size of the pro-Trump crowds expected to stream into Washington in protest.To be on the safe side, Sund asked House and Senate security officials for permission to request that the D.C. National Guard be placed on standby in case he needed quick backup.But, Sund said Sunday, they turned him down.In his first interview since pro-Trump rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol last week, Sund,...
  • COMMS Alert!! (prepare for plan B)

    01/08/2021 8:20:28 PM PST · by jimjohn · 121 replies
    self | jimjohn
    Having no inside information, the trend appears that conservative networks are under assault. Now is a good time to have a plan B. This is an alert to Ham operators, shortwave and low-power FM broadcasts. Frequency and contact info needs to be made available where possible. If you have a web site and/or podcast, please make your ip address available in case of domain blockage. Any sensitive and/or peronal isnfo you wish to keep should be copied to local hardware. (get a min 2TB drive to backup everything). This is not a drill or 'the sky is falling'. Do not...
  • Global IT Defense Contractor destifies he switched Votes in US election

    01/08/2021 1:55:38 PM PST · by hoe_cake · 24 replies
    NOQ Report ^ | 1/6/21 | Guest Post
    Rome, Italy (January 5, 2021) – An employee of the 8th largest global defense contractor, Leonardo SpA, provided a shocking deposition detailing his role in the most elaborate criminal act affecting a US election. Corroborating the DNI Ratcliff’s report of international intrusion, Arturo D’elio outlined the scheme that proved successful in using Leonardo computer systems and military satellites located in Pescara, Italy.
  • Mitch McConnell slams ‘shocking failures’ of security at US Capitol

    01/07/2021 12:12:24 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 40 replies
    nypost ^ | 01/07/2021 | Steven Nelson
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he’s concerned about the “shocking failures” of security at the Capitol, when a mob of President Trump’s supporters was able to break into the premises in an attempt to halt certification of Trump’s re-election defeat. “The ultimate blame for yesterday lies with the unhinged criminals who broke down doors, trampled our nation’s flag, fought with law enforcement, and tried to disrupt our democracy, and with those who incited them,” McConnell said.
  • Is Your Hisense TV (Partially Owned By The CCP) A Threat?

    01/04/2021 11:23:40 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 11 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 01/4/2021 | Stephen Silver
    Throughout the last year, there’s been a great deal of rancor related to Chinese-owned tech companies that do business in the United States. The Trump administration spent the better part of 2020 attempting to ban the Chinese-owned TikTok. The U.S. government has also devoted energies in recent years to cracking down on Chinese-made smartphone manufacturers Huawei and ZTE, with the FCC, last summer, declaring both companies threats to national security. More recently, security researchers discovered what they described as a “Chinese backdoor” in TCL’s Android TVs that are sold in the United States. The acting secretary of homeland security, Chad...