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  • Mark Ruffalo – The Sorry, Not Sorry Jew-Hater-Can you guess what this American actor is complicit in?

    03/03/2023 6:46:54 AM PST · by SJackson · 33 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | March 2, 2023 |
    Mark Ruffalo is an American actor who spends his free time spewing antisemitic rhetoric and dangerous anti-Israel propaganda to his nearly 30 million social media followers. Ruffalo regularly aligns himself with antisemitic positions and fans the flames of Jew-hatred masked as pro-Palestinian activism.In 2018, Ruffalo tweeted his outrage over CNN’s firing of antisemite Marc Lamont Hill. Hill was caught inciting violence against Israel and the Jewish people by reciting rhetoric that called for the dissolution of the Jewish people and the only Jewish nation. Ruffalo stated Hill was advocating for Palestinian rights, when in reality Hill openly called for the...
  • The stuff uncovered in the Twitter whistleblower report is much crazier than anything in the "Twitter files" (Thread with images)

    12/13/2022 11:18:14 PM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 20 replies
    Twitter (via Thread Reader) ^ | 12/12/2022 | Avid Halaby
    The stuff uncovered in the Twitter whistleblower report is much crazier than anything in the "Twitter files" but it's much less politically/tribally salient so it got no attention. Going to do a thread on some of the craziest things, in no particular order. Twitter didn't monitor employee computers at all, it was not uncommon for employees to install spyware on work devices. Twitter does not have separate development, test, staging, and production environments. At least 5,000 employees had privileged access to production systems...
  • Lawsuit Claims Massachusetts Department of Health Installed COVID-19 'Spyware' On 1 Million Devices

    11/18/2022 9:57:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 11/18/2022 | Carden Pearson
    The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is facing a class action lawsuit for allegedly working with Google to install “spyware” onto the Android devices of a million state residents without their knowledge during the COVID-19 pandemic.Plaintiffs Robert Wright and Johnny Kula were among 1 million Massachusetts residents who had the state’s “COVID Exposure Settings: US-MA” app auto-installed without their consent, according to the New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA), the nonpartisan civil rights group that filed the lawsuit (pdf) on Tuesday.The app, once automatically installed, didn’t appear on the device’s home screen as newly-installed apps typically do. Instead, it was...
  • THOUSANDS of Americans have had ‘stalkware’ planted on their Android devices

    10/28/2022 10:47:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    DAILY MAIL ^ | 26 October 2022 | STACY LIBERATORE
    TheTruthSpy app has been downloaded to thousands of smartphones in America without the owner of the device knowing.. The Android app markets itself as a way for customers to monitor their spouses communications on the device.. A new report from TechCrunch reveals the app is also collecting and storing personal information from devices.. This includes 1.2 million text messages and 4.42 million call logs, along with 278,861 location data points from Americans over the course of six weeks.. ... Thousands of Americans have fallen victim to stalkware planted on their smartphones by someone they know - and an Android app...
  • Trudeau’s intelligence agencies spying on politicians, opposition MP says. ( Canada )

    08/10/2022 6:22:26 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    The Counter Signal. ^ | August 10, 2022 | KEEAN BEXTE
    Conservative MP Martin Shields is ringing the alarm bells after it was revealed that the RCMP and Trudeau’s other intelligence agencies are using spyware to spy on elected officials. ... Shields said that the Ethics Committee has been meeting over the last two days to discuss the recent revelation that the RCMP uses spyware to monitor Canadians — even elected Members of Parliament — through their devices. “What is spyware? Spyware is a technology that’s recently been developed in the last few years; even Canadian companies are developing it. It allows someone who’s using spyware to be able to turn...
  • Abuse of Power: How The FBI Raid On Project Veritas Helped Protect The New York Times

    12/01/2021 7:52:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/01/2021 | Joy Pullman
    Several observers have pointed out the terrible optics and even worse legal and cultural implications of the FBI’s raids earlier this month on three undercover journalists’ homes. Since the reporters’ organization, Project Veritas, is a political opponent of the American regime, the raids echo government behavior in unfree countries such as Russia, China, and Turkey.Yet there’s another, less remarked, aspect to this story. It’s the raids’ effect of protecting a longtime, top-tier deep state information operations partner, The New York Times.Project Veritas is a threat to The New York Times, not only in some of its undercover reporting about Times...
  • REVEALED: Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s Husband Partly Owned a Chinese Company That Sold Spyware to U.S. Military

    01/27/2022 4:21:03 PM PST · by · 16 replies
    Peter Schweizer’s new book Red-Handed: How American Elites Get Rich Helping China Win tells the story of how Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-CA) husband Richard Blum was part owner of a Chinese firm that allegedly sold computers with spyware chips to the U.S. military. The military has never been able to calculate how much sensitive data these computers allowed China to steal. A hefty chapter of Red-Handed is devoted to tracking Feinstein’s long and expensive relationship with Communist China. In a total coincidence that could not possibly have been related in any way to Feinstein’s friendship with the tyrants of Beijing,...
  • EDITORS' PICK|Sep 17, 2021,11:18am EDT|24,495 views Exclusive: An American Company Fears Its Windows Hacks Helped India Spy On China And Pakistan

    09/18/2021 8:33:50 AM PDT · by American Number 181269513 · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | Sep 17, 2021 | Thomas Brewster
    Earlier this year, researchers at Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky witnessed a cyberespionage campaign targeting Microsoft Windows PCs at government and telecom entities in China and Pakistan. They began in June 2020 and continued through to April 2021. What piqued the researchers’ interest was the hacking software used by the digital spies, whom Kaspersky had dubbed Bitter APT, a pseudonym for an unspecified government agency. Aspects of the code looked like some the Moscow antivirus provider had previously seen and attributed to a company it gave the cryptonym “Moses.” Moses, said Kaspersky, was a mysterious provider of hacking tech known as...
  • FBI confirms purchasing Pegasus spyware, but denies using it

    02/02/2022 8:50:42 PM PST · by Nextrush · 37 replies
    Times Of Israel ^ | 2/2/2022 | TOI Staff
    In a statement to the Guardian, the Us intelligence agency says it bought a license from NSO Group for 'product testing and evaluation only' and not 'operational use' The FBI confirmed on Wednesday that it had purchased Pegasus spyware from Israel's NSO Group, but denied ever using it during an operation. In a statement to the Guardian, the FBI said it purchased the powerful cellphone hacking software in order to "stay abreast of emerging technologies and tradecraft." The US security agency said it bought a "limited license" to use Pegasus for "product testing and evaluation only," and said "there was...
  • Why Apple users should update their phones, computers and watches immediately

    09/13/2021 3:59:41 PM PDT · by American Number 181269513 · 46 replies
    Nexstar Media Inc ^ | Sep 13, 2021
    Apple released an emergency software update Monday after it discovered a vulnerability that would allow hackers to infect iPhones, iPads, Apple computers and watches without a user even clicking a malicious link. The spyware detected could open up an Apple device to data theft and eavesdropping. The flaw was detected by researchers at the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab, who noticed spyware from the world’s most infamous hacker-for-hire firm, NSO Group, had infected the iPhone of a Saudi activist. It was the first time a so-called “zero-click” exploit had been caught and analyzed, said the researchers, who found the malicious...
  • Bosses turn to ‘tattleware’ to keep tabs on employees working from home

    09/06/2021 4:21:16 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 63 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 5 Sept 2021 | Sandy Milne
    ... first week of remote work, David and his team were introduced to a digital surveillance platform called Sneek. Every minute or so, the program would capture a live photo of David and his workmates via their company laptop webcams. The ever-changing headshots were splayed across the wall of a digital conference waiting room that everyone on the team could see. Clicking on a colleague’s face would unilaterally pull them into a video call. If you were lucky enough to catch someone goofing off or picking their nose, you could forward the offending image to a team chat via Sneek’s...
  • Microsoft will release Windows 11 on October 5th

    08/31/2021 1:47:05 PM PDT · by PROCON · 71 replies ^ | Tom Warren
    Microsoft is announcing that Windows 11 will be released on October 5th. The new operating system will be available as a free upgrade for eligible Windows 10 PCs, or on new hardware that ships with Windows 11 pre-loaded.The free upgrade to Windows 11 will start rolling out on October 5th, but like many Windows upgrades in the past, it will be available in phases. New eligible devices will be offered the upgrade first, and then Windows 11 will become available for more in-market devices in the weeks and months following October 5th.“Following the tremendous learnings from Windows 10, we want...
  • 'I will not be silenced': Women targeted in hack-and-leak attacks speak out about spyware

    08/08/2021 2:20:54 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    NBC News ^ | Aug. 1, 2021, | Olivia Solon
    Female journalists and activists say they had their private photos shared on social media by governments seeking to intimidate and silence them. Ghada Oueiss, a Lebanese broadcast journalist at Al-Jazeera, was eating dinner at home with her husband last June when she received a message from a colleague telling her to check Twitter. Oueiss opened up the account and was horrified: A private photo taken when she was wearing a bikini in a jacuzzi was being circulated by a network of accounts, accompanied by false claims that the photos were taken at her boss’s house. Over the next few days...
  • Despite the hype, iPhone security no match for NSO spyware

    07/19/2021 9:31:31 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Newslanes Media .. Pegasus Project ^ | July 19, 2021 | Dana Priest
    The text delivered last month to the iPhone 11 of Claude Mangin, the French wife of a political activist jailed in Morocco, made no sound. It produced no image. It offered no warning of any kind as an iMessage from somebody she didn’t know delivered malware directly onto her phone — and past Apple’s security systems. Once inside, the spyware, produced by Israel’s NSO Group and licensed to one of its government clients, went to work, according to a forensic examination of her device by Amnesty International’s Security Lab. It found that between October and June, her phone was hacked...
  • Revealed: murdered journalist’s number selected by Mexican NSO client .. On 2 March 2017, Cecilio Pineda Birto made a broadcast about alleged corruption. Hours later he was dead

    07/19/2021 9:09:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Guardian ^ | 18 Jul 2021 | Nina Lakhani
    The hitmen came for Cecilio Pineda Birto as he swung in a hammock at a carwash, waiting for his pickup to be cleaned. The 38-year-old freelance reporter was shot dead ... A few hours earlier, Pineda had in a broadcast on Facebook Live accused state police and local politicians of colluding with a violent local capo known as El Tequilero. In previous weeks, Pineda had received a string of anonymous death threats. At about the same time, his mobile phone number was selected as a possible target for surveillance by a Mexican client of the spyware company NSO Group. A...
  • What is Pegasus spyware and how does it hack phones? NSO Group software can record your calls, copy your messages and secretly film you

    07/19/2021 8:07:26 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 21 replies
    Guardian ^ | 07 18 2021 | David Pegg and Sam Cutler
    It is the name for perhaps the most powerful piece of spyware ever developed – certainly by a private company. Once it has wormed its way on to your phone, without you noticing, it can turn it into a 24-hour surveillance device. It can copy messages you send or receive, harvest your photos and record your calls. It might secretly film you through your phone’s camera, or activate the microphone to record your conversations. It can potentially pinpoint where you are, where you’ve been, and who you’ve met. Pegasus is the hacking software – or spyware – that is developed,...
  • Joe Biden Revokes Trump Ban on Communist Chinese Apps TikTok, WeChat

    06/09/2021 10:20:08 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    breitbart ^ | 06/09/2021 | Lucas Nolan
    President Joe Biden has signed an executive order revoking former President Trump’s ban on Chinese-owned apps TikTok and WeChat. The Verge reports that President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Wednesday that revokes former President Trump’s ban on the Chinese-owned apps TikTok and WeChat. Biden will instead be instructing the commerce secretary to investigate apps with ties to foreign adversaries that may pose a risk to American data privacy or national security.
  • Tiger Woods doesn’t remember the crash that hospitalized him, but the SUV does

    03/05/2021 1:06:30 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 91 replies
    LA Times ^ | March 5, 2021 | Richard Winton
    Like other modern cars and trucks, the Genesis GV80 that Woods was driving when he crashed was equipped with an electronic data recorder... Vehicles in the Genesis line — Hyundai’s luxury brand — for example, also feature artificial intelligence software that keeps a watchful eye, sending alerts if it detects the driver is distracted or closes his or her eyes while driving. ...Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant this week to retrieve the data contained on the SUV’s computers. Information on how fast Woods was going, whether he ever hit the brakes, and other clues could be...
  • China’s Facial Recognition AI Targeting Uighurs IS The Gestapo

    12/11/2020 8:18:59 AM PST · by Liberty7732 · 12 replies
    We’re hearing Gestapo thrown around a lot lately. It’s almost as though the legions of easily-propagandized ignorants wore out the constant mis-use of Nazi, Fascist and Hitler. Most of the Gestapo iterations of this are complete nonsense. Most. Not all. The Chinese Communist government’s police state apparatus is the modern day equivalent of the Gestapo. A report leaked to the Washington Post shows that the Chinese Communist government has tested, and is presumably using, AI facial recognition software developed by Huawei to identify the Muslim ethnic minority of Uighurs and alert police — read, Gestapo. The Post story reports: “The...
  • 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...