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  • Dominion's Voting Software "Allows Staff To Adjust Tally Based On Review Of Scanned Ballot Images". The Local Technician Is Able To Change The Votes As They Wish!

    11/17/2020 2:36:55 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11/17/20 | Mike Coudrey
    WOW: Dominion's voting software "Allows staff to adjust tally based on review of scanned ballot images". The local technician is able to change the votes as they wish!
  • 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...
  • After many claims that voting systems were not connected to the internet, it turns out that they really were connected. I am genuinely curious to know why they lied about it.

    11/12/2020 10:14:55 AM PST · by grundle · 32 replies
    wordpress ^ | November 12, 2020 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    After many claims that voting systems were not connected to the internet, it turns out that they really were connected. I am genuinely curious to know why they lied about it. After many claims that voting systems were not connected to the internet, it turns out that they really were connected. I am genuinely curious to know why they lied about it. NBC News reported: ‘Online and vulnerable’: Experts find nearly three dozen U.S. voting systems connected to internetA team of election security experts used a “Google for servers” to challenge claims that voting machines do not connect to the...
  • Flashback: Trump signs legislation making hacking voting systems a federal crime

    11/11/2020 4:27:19 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 9 replies
    resident Trump has signed legislation making it a federal crime to attempt to hack federal voting systems. The Defending the Integrity of Voting Systems Act was unanimously approved by the House last month, over a year after the Senate also unanimously passed the legislation. Trump signed the legislation on Tuesday, just two weeks before the election. The new law empowers the Department of Justice (DOJ) to pursue charges against anyone who attempts to hack a voting system under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, commonly used by the agency to pursue charges against malicious hackers. The bill’s original introduction was...
  • Report: Biden Will Give Eric Schmidt a Prominent Tech Task Force Role (former Google CEO)

    11/10/2020 7:06:24 AM PST · by knighthawk · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 10 2020 | ALLUM BOKHARI
    Former Google CEO and Clinton lackey Eric Schmidt is being considered to lead a key tech task force in a Biden administration, according to a report in the Financial Times. Even though the election result is still disputed by President Donald Trump and the Republicans, Joe Biden is already forming his transition team, which includes many former Silicon Valley employees, including Schmidt. According to the Financial Times (paywalled), presidential contender Biden has: hired both Jessica Hertz, former associate general counsel at Facebook, and Cynthia Hogan, former Apple vice-president for government affairs to his transition team. Eric Schmidt, the former Google...
  • Ask yourself the crucial question: why?

    11/07/2020 9:10:12 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 54 replies
    Aletho News ^ | 11/7/2020 | The Saker
    Why is it that US news channels censored a press conference by a President of the United States? Why is it that tech giants feel the need to censor Trump’s tweets? Why is it that in key Dem states the GOP observers were not allowed to actually observe anything? Why did the Dems counter-sue just to try to prevent GOP observers from observing the ballot count? Why do the media conglomerates all declare Biden the victor even though they all know for a fact that this is false (only the courts can declare a victor)? Why is it that FoxNews...
  • Justice Department And Indian Authorities Announce Enforcement Actions Against Technical-Support Fraud Scheme Targeting Seniors

    10/16/2020 10:07:48 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 11 replies ^ | October 15, 2020 | Department of Justice
    First Parallel Action by U.S. and Indian Governments Against Elder Fraud A federal court has ordered an individual and 5 companies to stop engaging in a technical-support fraud scheme that is alleged to have defrauded hundreds of elderly and vulnerable U.S. victims, the Department of Justice announced today. The temporary restraining order issued by the court follows the filing of a complaint by the United States, which seeks both preliminary and permanent injunctions to prevent the defendants from further victimizing U.S. consumers.  The complaint filed by the Civil Division’s Consumer Protection Branch and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern...
  • US employee 'outsourced job to China'

    10/01/2020 6:32:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | 16 January 2013
    A security check on a US company has reportedly revealed one of its staff was outsourcing his work to China. The software developer, in his 40s, is thought to have spent his workdays surfing the web, watching cat videos on YouTube and browsing Reddit and eBay. He reportedly paid just a fifth of his six-figure salary to a company based in Shenyang to do his job. Operator Verizon says the scam came to light after the US firm asked it for an audit, suspecting a security breach. According to Andrew Valentine, of Verizon, the infrastructure company requested the operator's risk...
  • Amazon sees broad audience for its palm recognition tech

    09/30/2020 3:15:42 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 19 replies
    AP ^ | 29 Sep 20 | AP staff
    This undated photo provided by Amazon shows the Amazon One device at an Amazon Go store in Seattle. Amazon has introduced the new palm recognition technology in a pair of Seattle stores and sees broader uses in places like stadiums and offices. Customers at the stores near Amazon's campus in Washington can flash a palm for entry and to buy goods. Amazon has introduced new palm recognition technology in a pair of Seattle stores and sees a broader potential audience in stadiums, offices and other gated or secured locations. Customers at the stores near Amazon’s campus in Washington can flash...
  • More Than Half of American Voters Support Breaking up Big Tech Companies, a New Poll Finds

    09/19/2020 12:40:05 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 14 replies
    The Ohio Star ^ | September 19, 2020 | Chris Whitw
    More than half of American voters strongly or somewhat support breaking up Silicon Valley tech giants to promote competition, according to a poll published Thursday. Only 26% of voters oppose or strongly oppose splitting up the country’s largest tech companies, while 19% of those surveyed didn’t offer a view, a poll from progressive think tank Data for Progress showed. The poll, which surveyed 1,200 likely voters in September, comes as the House lawmakers conclude their nearly yearlong probe into the industry’s supposed anticompetitive behavior. In the same poll, roughly 60% of respondents expressed support for a prompt on smartphones asking...
  • Why You Should Stop Using Other People’s iPhone Cables (Wow)

    09/22/2020 4:37:11 PM PDT · by cba123 · 66 replies
    Forbes ^ | A few days ago | Zak Doffman
    If, like many others, you think nothing of borrowing a friend or colleague’s charging cable, or plugging into a spare one in the office, or even asking for one from a hotel reception desk, then here’s something that might give you pause. How do you fancy an iPhone charging cable that looks like an Apple original and acts like one as well, but which will tap into a connected device and steal all its secrets, and which has its own radio transmitter to send all that stolen data over the air to a waiting attacker.
  • CIA’s new tech recruiting pitch: More patents, more profits

    09/21/2020 10:50:23 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 3 replies
    Technology Review ^ | 09 21 2020 | Patrick Howell O'Neill
    The newest federal lab gives the CIA and its officers the unprecedented ability to make money off inventions that come from within the agency. America’s most famous spy agency has a major competitor it can’t quite seem to beat: Silicon Valley. The CIA has long been a place cutting-edge technology is researched, developed, and realized—and it wants to lead in fields like artificial intelligence and biotechnology. However, recruiting and retaining the talent capable of building these tools is a challenge on many levels, especially since a spy agency can’t match Silicon Valley salaries, reputations, and patents. The agency’s solution is...
  • Parents Got More Time Off. Then the Backlash Started.

    09/05/2020 12:07:57 PM PDT · by Theoria · 113 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 05 Sept 2020 | Daisuke Wakabayashi and Sheera Frenkel
    Pandemic policies at tech companies have created a rift between parents offered more benefits and resentful workers who don’t have children. When the coronavirus closed schools and child care centers and turned American parenthood into a multitasking nightmare, many tech companies rushed to help their employees. They used their comfortable profit margins to extend workers new benefits, including extra time off for parents to help them care for their children. It wasn’t long before employees without children started to ask: What about us? At a recent companywide meeting, Facebook employees repeatedly argued that work policies created in response to Covid-19...
  • Rick Scott Torpedoes Mike Lee’s S.386 H-1B Outsourcing Bill

    09/01/2020 10:33:52 AM PDT · by NobleFree · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 Aug 2020 | NEIL MUNRO
    Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., announced his strong opposition to Utah Sen. Mike Lee’s S.386 outsourcing bill, likely sinking the Utah Republican’s bill for the rest of the year. Lee’s S.386 bill aids the tech industry and visa workers from India and China “at the expense of American workers, highly skilled immigrants, workers from Latin America and Europe, as well as Florida’s most important industries,” Scott wrote in the August 31 op-ed in the Miami Herald.He continued: I’ve heard from many constituents about how this bill would impact people in Florida, especially those who came to Florida from Latin America. Florida’s...
  • HUGE! Trump White House Implements Executive Order on Online Censorship: Prevents Tech Giants from Altering Users’ Free Speech

    07/29/2020 5:09:01 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 66 replies ^ | 7/29/20 | Jim Hoft
    HUGE! Trump White House Implements Executive Order on Online Censorship: Prevents Tech Giants from Altering Users’ Free Speech – Demands Transparency of Moderation Practices This Is Big! On Wednesday Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Google’s Sundar Pichai and Apple’s Tim Cook testified before Congress in the House Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust. Since 2016 and the election of Donald Trump the tech giants have been censoring and banning conservative voices online. The Gateway Pundit has been a huge target of these liberal tech giants. Of course, the CEOs dismissed allegations that they are targeting and censoring conservative users despite ALL...
  • Decapitated, dismembered body of tech CEO found in NYC apartment, sources say

    07/15/2020 11:28:03 AM PDT · by SJackson · 108 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 14, 2020 | Joe Marino, Jason Beeferman, Larry Celona and Jorge Fitz-Gibbon
    The body of a decapitated, dismembered tech CEO was found inside a Lower East Side apartment on Tuesday afternoon — sorted in plastic bags right next to a power saw, sources told The Post. Police came upon the grisly scene shortly after 3:30 p.m., after a cousin of the dead man requested a welfare check at the man’s East Houston Street building and called police, the sources said. An electric saw was found near the body, which was described as that of a 33-year-old man. The victim’s arms and legs below the knees were removed, and body parts were found...
  • BIZARRE BUY Suspect Tyrese Haspil ‘seen buying BALLOONS 2 days after Fahim Saleh’s murder – using victim’s bank card’

    07/19/2020 12:01:14 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 10 replies
    Sun UK ^ | 07 19 2020 | Erica Davies
    FAHIM Saleh's assistant picked up birthday balloons on his dead boss' dime just days after his murder. The tech millionaire was found butchered and stuffed into bags in his luxury apartment in New York City days later. Despite being at the center of a murder case, Tyrese Haspil appeared to be carefree as he was captured near the crime scene in New York City strolling through lower Manhattan as he held the bouquet of balloons. Video footage obtained on Saturday by the New York Post shows the 21-year-old accused murderer and an unknown woman walking through NoHo, less than a...
  • Paid to protest? Raleigh’s Bandwidth offers employees time off to hit picket lines

    07/16/2020 11:22:42 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 4 replies
    wral tv ^ | 7/16/20 | Chantal Alam
    RALEIGH — Imagine getting paid time off from work to be an activist. For Bandwidth employees, it’s not a dream. It’s their new reality. After global protests over police brutality and racism erupted in June, Raleigh-based communications software company rolled out a new work policy supporting individual activism and community service. Called “Go and Do,” it gives employees paid leave to support the causes of their choice. “Each year, it’s a full day for you to go wave a flag, fly a banner, contribute, protest; don’t care,” said Bandwidth founder and CEO David Morken during a virtual seminar conducted as...

    07/16/2020 10:22:56 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 13 replies
    The Intercept ^ | July 15 2020 | Micah Lee
    <SNIP> For example, the Northern California Regional Intelligence Center has 29,114 accounts, and each one includes a full name; rank; police department or agency; email address; home address,; cellphone number; supervisor’s name, rank, and email address; the IP address used to create the account; and a password hash — a cryptographic representation of the user’s password (hashed with 1,000 iterations of PBKDF2 and a 24-byte salt, if you’re that kind of nerd). If a user’s password is weak, hackers with access to its hash could crack it to recover the original password, potentially leading to a giant list of all...
  • DHS Admits 600,000 Foreign H-1B Workers in American Jobs

    06/27/2020 11:39:37 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 13 replies ^ | Jun 27, 2020 | Neil Munro
    U.S. employers keep roughly 600,000 foreign H-1B visa workers in jobs throughout the United States, according to an unprecedented report released by the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency. The total number of resident H-1B workers has successfully been kept secret for decades, mainly because Fortune 500 companies do not want voters to recognize the massive outsourcing of jobs for themselves and their college graduate children.