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  • Social media censorship and cancel culture increase extremism: Study

    03/30/2022 1:45:15 PM PDT · by EBH · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/28/2022 | Nihal Krishan
    Major social media platforms' strict content moderation and censorship policies are making people more isolated and polarized, causing more dangerous extremism in society, a new study shows. “When you deny people the ability to express opinions and engage in cancel culture, the data shows you send them to nefarious platforms where much worse behavior occurs,” Ottman told the WashingtonExaminer. “People who get canceled or deplatformed just move to somewhere with an echo chamber that reinforces their beliefs, and [that] leads to shootings at synagogues and mosques and what happened in Charlottesville,” he added. He added that rampant censorship and the...
  • Russian Project To Steal U.S. Technology via Clinton Foundation Donations Builds Hypersonic Missiles to Target the U.S.A.

    03/24/2022 8:05:39 AM PDT · by gattaca · 20 replies
    Substack ^ | Oct 20, 2021 | Substack
    Skolkovo, “Russia’s Silicon Valley,” the Putin project to transfer Western technology to Russia was championed and driven by Hillary Clinton Starting in May 2010, The Washington Examiner reported, drawing on emails obtained by Citizens United, “Clinton Foundation staff pushed Hillary Clinton’s State Department to approve a meeting between Bill Clinton and a powerful Russian oligarch as her agency lined up investors for a project under his purview.” His name was Viktor Vekselberg of Renova (a Clinton Foundation donor) and the project under his purview was the Skolkovo Innovation Center, which is being built near Moscow. The following month, Bill Clinton...
  • Never Enough: Woke Google Sued By Black Employees For ‘Racism’

    03/21/2022 3:01:28 PM PDT · by blam · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-21-2022
    Despite its status as one of the wokest companies in the world, including maintaining an official program to inject critical race theory into the field of programming, tech giant Google is facing a major lawsuit alleging it discriminates against black employees. Even among the far-left tech giants of Silicon Valley, Google has a reputation for wokeness. The company invited Robin DiAngelo to give a talk on “white fragility” years before her presence became commonplace in corporate boardrooms. Its managers gave employees instruction manuals on recognizing “white dominant culture.” It maintains an entire program dedicated to “machine learning fairness,” the new...
  • Hillary’s State Department Urged U.S. Investors To Fund Russian Research For Military Uses

    08/27/2018 6:19:30 AM PDT · by gaggs · 17 replies
    Wow! The Wall Street Journal in 2016: The Clinton Foundation, State and Kremlin Connections. Why did Hillary’s State Department urge U.S. investors to fund Russian research for military uses? A program overseen by then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as part of the "reset" with Russia wound up enhancing Russia's military technology and funneling millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation. Both the U.S. Army and the FBI found that the program, intended to support Russia's version of Silicon Valley, was exploited to improve Russia's military capability. The FBI warned several American technology companies in 2014 that the city of...
  • John Solomon: ‘Joe Biden Was the Architect’ of U.S.-Funded ‘Military Espionage Outpost’ in Russia (US helped Russia to build tech hub named Skolkovo)

    07/29/2020 3:58:08 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 28 2020
    Former Vice President Joe Biden was the “architect” of the Obama administration’s support for the development of a Russian technology initiative known as Skolkovo, explained John Solomon, editor in chief of Just the News and author of Fallout: Nuclear Bribes, Russian Spies, and the Washington Lies that Enriched the Clinton and Biden Dynasties, offering his comments in an interview on Tuesday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow. Breitbart News reported on the Skolkovo initiative in 2016: As part of her duties during the so-called Russian reset, then-Sec. of State Hillary Clinton led the way on U.S....
  • Flashback: The Clinton Foundation, State and Kremlin Connections Why did Hillary’s State Department urge U.S. investors to fund Russian research for military uses?

    02/26/2022 2:56:26 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 16 replies
    Wall street journal ^ | July 31, 2016 Yes , its labled Flasback for a reason | Peter Schweitzer
    Hillary Clinton touts her tenure as secretary of state as a time of hardheaded realism and “commercial diplomacy” that advanced American national and commercial interests. But her handling of a major technology transfer initiative at the heart of Washington’s effort to “reset” relations with Russia raises serious questions about her record. Far from enhancing American national interests, Mrs. Clinton’s efforts in this area may have substantially undermined U.S. national security. Following his 2009 visit to Moscow, President Obama announced the creation of the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission. Mrs. Clinton as secretary of state directed the American side, and Foreign Minister...
  • Arnav Gupta: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    05/30/2019 6:57:19 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 40 replies
    The Heavy ^ | Updated May 30, 2019 at 3:26pm | Erin Laviola
    Arnav Gupta appears to have grown up in Bethesda, Maryland. An online search of records indicates that he graduated from the Landon School, a private college prep school for boys, in 2004. His picture was also included in a Landon Magazine article from 2013 that highlighted what alumni were up to. Gupta was pictured at Everest Base Camp in Nepal. You can see that page here. After high school, Gupta moved to Boston for college. He studied International Relations and Affairs at Boston University. He appears to have graduated in 2008. Arnav Gupta worked as a personal trainer while he...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Hunter Biden Audio Confesses Partnership With China ‘Spy Chief’… Joe Biden Named As Criminal Case Witness

    10/27/2020 9:43:02 AM PDT · by rxsid · 71 replies ^ | 10.27.2020 | Raheem Kassam And Natalie Winters
    EXCLUSIVE: Hunter Biden Audio Confesses Partnership With China ‘Spy Chief’… Joe Biden Named As Criminal Case WitnessAN AUDIO RECORDING EXCLUSIVELY OBTAINED BY THE NATIONAL PULSE REVEALS HUNTER BIDEN DISCUSSING BUSINESS INVOLVEMENT WITH A “SPY CHIEF OF CHINA” AND HOW HIS BUSINESS PARTNER DEVON ARCHER NAMED HIM AND HIS FATHER AS WITNESSES IN A SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK CRIMINAL CASE.Hunter Biden – in an audio file labelled “Most Genius Shit Ever” – appears to be referencing Patrick Ho, who was a former Secretary for Home Affairs in Hong Kong, as a “spy chief of China” while lamenting how his business...
  • California city approves 1st US insurance law for gun owners [San Jose]

    01/26/2022 8:13:18 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 26, 2022
    A California city voted Tuesday night to require gun owners to carry liability insurance in what’s believed to be the first measure of its kind in the United States. The San Jose City Council overwhelmingly approved the measure despite opposition from gun owners who said it would violate their Second Amendment rights and promised to sue. The Silicon Valley city of about 1 million followed a trend of other Democratic-led cities that have sought to rein in violence through stricter rules. But while similar laws have been proposed, San Jose is the first city to pass one, according to Brady...
  • Durham: DNC Lawyer Marc Elias Has Given Grand Jury Testimony

    01/25/2022 5:35:39 PM PST · by blam · 28 replies
    Nation And State ^ | 1-25-2022 | Techno Fog via The Reactionary
    Today, Special Counsel John Durham provided a “discovery Update” to the court in the Michael Sussmann case. In this filing, available here, he disclosed that his team has obtained a tremendous amount of information ranging from a variety of sources – including Perkins Coie, the Hillary Clinton Campaign, and former DNC/Clinton lawyer Mark Elias.While Sussmann has been charged with giving false statements to then-FBI General Counsel James Baker regarding the Alfa Bank/Trump Organization hoax (background here), Durham notes that the “Government also maintains an active, ongoing criminal investigation of” Sussmann’s conduct. In other words, Sussmann’s criminal conduct likely is not...
  • SF Startup Bolt Just Implemented a Permanent Four-Day Workweek as CEO Calls Out 'Work Theater'

    01/06/2022 3:08:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Jan. 6, 2022 | Joshua Bote ,
    A San Francisco-based startup has just announced a permanent four-day workweek, citing heightened productivity and happiness among current employees during a test run. Bolt, an e-commerce company founded in 2014 that currently employs about 500 people, first implemented a four-day workweek as a pilot last fall, CNBC reported. Workers, naturally, loved it. Bolt founder and CEO Ryan Breslow told CNBC that workers were overwhelmingly happy after the initial three-month run, with 94% of workers wanting the program to continue. In a statement to SFGATE, Bolt spokesperson Hilary Neve said that 84% of employees boasted improved work-life balance and 85% of...
  • BREAKING: New IRS Disclosures Confirm Flood of Private Money to Elections Offices from Zuckerberg Grantee

    12/16/2021 4:52:23 PM PST · by absalom01 · 9 replies
    Capital Research Center ^ | December 16, 2021 | Parker Thayer,
    Newly released filings for the Center for Technology and Civic Life (CTCL) reveal how the infamous Chicago-based nonprofit funneled hundreds of millions of dollars to local elections offices in an effort to privatize the 2020 election and put Joe Biden in the White House.For over a year, CRC has been on the cutting edge of reporting on this “dark money” behemoth, which used the COVID-19 pandemic to support an unprecedented flood of mail-in ballots with unaccountable drop-boxes in critical Democratic cities.The group’s IRS Form 990 filing for 2020 reveals thousands of grants to elections offices across the country. We’re still...
  • CVS to release patient data to Microsoft. (vanity)

    12/13/2021 8:35:58 AM PST · by null and void · 37 replies
    Threat Matrix 2021 ^ | 12/13/2021 | nully
    CVS is reportedly in the process of tuning over medical data to Microsoft. According to reports, Microsoft Azure will help CVS “enhance its omnichannel pharmacy capabilities and deliver customized, omnichannel health recommendations,” which is likely only possible if patients’ medical histories are laid bare for Microsoft, and possibly Gates, to view and analyze. H/T Godzilla - Threat Matrix
  • Parag Agrawal: Why Indian-born CEOs dominate Silicon Valley

    12/04/2021 7:31:52 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 94 replies
    BBC News ^ | December 4, 2021 | By Nikhil Inamdar and Aparna Alluri
    Parag Agrawal, who was appointed this week as Twitter's CEO, has joined at least a dozen other Indian-born techies in the corner offices of the world's most influential Silicon Valley companies. Microsoft's Satya Nadella, Alphabet's Sundar Pichai, and the top bosses of IBM, Adobe, Palo Alto Networks, VMWare and Vimeo are all of Indian descent. Indian-origin people account for just about 1% of the US population and 6% of Silicon Valley's workforce - and yet are disproportionately represented in the top brass. Why? "No other nation in the world 'trains' so many citizens in such a gladiatorial manner as India...
  • 'Fundamentally Un-American': Crenshaw Alleges Disastrous Relationship Between Dem Party and Big Tech

    12/03/2021 7:33:34 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 14 replies
    Western Journal ^ | Jack Davis
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  • FBI probe of defense tech allegedly leaked from NASA stonewalled, sources say

    02/22/2013 12:42:16 PM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 22, 2013 | Jeremy A. Kaplan, Judson Berger
    A four-year FBI investigation into the transfer of classified weapons technology to China and other countries from NASA’s Ames Research Center is being stonewalled by government officials, sources tell Documents obtained by, which summarize these and other allegations and were given to congressional sources last week by a whistle-blower, described how a “secret grand jury” was to be convened in February 2011 to hear testimony from informants in the case, including a senior NASA engineer. But federal prosecutor Gary Fry was removed from the case, which was then transferred from one office in the Northern District of California...
  • Spy Kidz

    09/05/2009 1:40:46 PM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies · 504+ views
    Posted in ubiwar Tagged intelligence, terrorism SNIPPET: "Friends of this blog and others, Palantir Technologies, are profiled in a new article by Siobhan Gorman in the Wall Street Journal, How Team of Geeks Cracked Spy Trade: From a Silicon Valley office strewn with bean-bag chairs, a group of twenty-something software engineers is building an unlikely following of terrorist hunters at US spy agencies."
  • Buddhist Juror Excused From Theranos Trial Over Religious Concerns

    10/06/2021 3:20:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    KTVU ^ | 9/6 | Evan Sernoffsky
    A second juror on Wednesday was excused from the Theranos trial after the woman expressed religious concerns about Elizabeth Holmes being punished if she's found guilty. Juror No. 4 told U.S. District Court Judge Edward Davila that she wanted to speak to him about concerns with her service. She said she was concerned she couldn't continue serving on the case because she's a Buddhist. "If she is found guilty and gets punishment from the government for that I feel guilty for that every day in my life," she told the judge.
  • How Peter Thiel Became the Most Feared Man in Silicon Valley

    09/27/2021 1:08:09 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 25, 2021 | Eric Spitznagel
    PayPal founder Peter Thiel liked Mark Zuckerberg for the same reasons most people couldn’t stand him. Though the Facebook CEO is often criticized for being robotic and unfeeling, Thiel saw the younger man’s indifference as “a sign of intelligence,” writes Max Chafkin in his book, “The Contrarian” (Penguin Press), out now. The two formed a mutual respect based on their iconoclastic ways. “Zuckerberg, like Thiel, had stuck it in the eye of his politically correct peers when he’d hacked Harvard’s online directory to create FaceMash.” At college in the ’80s, Thiel had launched a conservative monthly called The Stanford Review,...
  • Meet Altos Labs, Silicon Valley’s latest wild bet on living forever

    09/17/2021 8:55:59 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 32 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | 9/4/2021 | Antonio Regalado
    Funders of a deep-pocketed new "rejuvenation" startup are said to include Jeff Bezos and Yuri Milner.Last October, a large group of scientists made their way to Yuri Milner’s super-mansion in the Los Altos Hills above Palo Alto. They were tested for covid-19 and wore masks as they assembled in a theater on the property for a two-day scientific conference. Others joined by teleconference. The topic: how biotechnology might be used to make people younger. Milner is a Russian-born billionaire who made a fortune on Facebook and and previously started the glitzy black-tie Breakthrough Prizes, $3 million awards given each...