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Jul 16 10:44

EFF Sues AT&T, Data Aggregators For Giving Bounty Hunters and Other Third Parties Access to Customers’ Real-Time Locations

SAN FRANCISCO — The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP filed a class action lawsuit today on behalf of AT&T customers in California to stop the telecom giant and two data location aggregators from allowing numerous entities—including bounty hunters, car dealerships, landlords, and stalkers—to access wireless customers’ real-time locations without authorization.

An investigation by Motherboard earlier this year revealed that any cellphone user’s precise, real-time location could be bought for just $300...

Jul 16 10:32

The United Nations Agendas: A Totalitarian Map

Op-Ed by Rosanne Lindsay, Naturopath

If you connected all the dots to the various United Nations (U.N.) Agendas, would you create a map of mass regionalization and an eventual Totalitarian State?

Let us count the ways…

Jul 16 08:13

FBI to Ramp Up Surveillance of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

By Tyler Durden

The FBI plans to step up its efforts to gather information from social media – issuing a call last week for a new tool to monitor Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other platforms “in a timely fashion.”

Citing the use of social media by terrorist groups, domestic threats, criminal organizations and foreign intelligence services, the FBI “needs near real time access to a full range of social media exchanges in order to obtain the most current information available,” according to the request for proposal...

Jul 16 07:34

City Halls Use Facial Recognition To Blacklist And Ban Residents

By MassPrivateI

I hate to say I told you so, but I told you so. Local governments and private corporations are using facial recognition to secretly blacklist people, despite having no valid reason to do so.

A recent article in the Idaho Statesman proves that local governments are using facial recognition to ban residents from accessing city-owned buildings...

Jul 16 07:20

New CNN Assange Smear Piece Is Amazingly Dishonest, Even For CNN

By Caitlin Johnstone

CNN has published an unbelievably brazen and dishonest smear piece on Julian Assange, easily the most egregious article of its kind since the notoriously bogus Assange-Manafort report by The Guardian last year. It contains none of the “exclusive” documents which it claims substantiate its smears, relying solely on vague unsubstantiated assertions and easily debunked lies to paint the WikiLeaks founder in a negative light.

And let’s be clear right off the bat, it is most certainly a smear piece...

Jul 15 18:43

Hawaiian Punch: Football Field Sized Drone Will Beam 5G Down at Hawaiian Islands — Urgent Action Needed

Thanks to Debra Greene, PhD for sending this alert out to her email list:

It sounds like something out of a sci-fi horror movie.

5G transmitting from a football field sized drone flying around the Hawaiian islands beaming toxic 5G wireless radiation into the ocean, into marine life, into valleys, into homes, into our bodies, into off-grid hard to reach areas of our varied terrain...

Jul 15 15:53

“Technical Incident” Puts Europe’s GPS System Fully Offline For Days

By RT

A major technical error has caused Europe’s satellite navigation system to be fully offline since Friday, with most satellites powering the Galileo system broken, the EU’s space agency has said.

Europe’s Galileo system was built to replace the US’ GPS system but, since the outage, users are automatically being switched back to the US positioning system. The Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GNSS) said in a statement on Sunday that “a technical incident related to its ground infrastructure” had caused the problem...

Jul 15 14:59

Knowing the “Value” of Our Data Won’t Fix Our Privacy Problems

By Hayley Tsukayama

Some lawmakers, seeking to hold companies accountable for the way they collect and profit from our personal information, are pushing a new idea: requiring companies to report a dollar value for the data they collect from us. Some frame this reporting as a first step towards requiring companies to share with consumers the wealth our personal information generates for these companies. Yet knowing how much your personal information is worth to a company doesn’t actually protect your privacy—and the “pay for privacy” schemes that would probably follow from valuation reporting would actually harm it...

Jul 15 12:22

AI Pores Over Old Scientific Papers, Makes Discoveries Overlooked By Humans

Researchers from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory trained an AI called Word2Vec on scientific papers to see if there was any "latent knowledge" that humans weren't able to grock on first pass.

The study, published in Nature on July 3, reveals that the algorithm found predictions for potential thermoelectric materials which can convert heat into energy for various heating and cooling applications.

The algorithm didn’t know the definition of thermoelectric, though. It received no training in materials science. Using only word associations, the algorithm was able to provide candidates for future thermoelectric materials, some of which may be better than those we currently use. -Motherboard

"It can read any paper on material science, so can make connections that no scientists could," said researcher Anubhav Jain. "Sometimes it does what a researcher would do; other times it makes these cross-discipline associations."

Jul 15 01:02

Brighteon 2.0 is now LIVE and ready to host your free speech videos that are banned by the techno-fascists

Saturday, July 13, 2019 by: Mike Adams

(Natural News) After months of R&D effort that required a complete re-work of our back-end infrastructure, Brighteon 2.0 is now live and functioning on our new platform.

Later this year, Brighteon will feature Twitter-like functionality, where content channel owners can post text messages to their followers or subscribers. Brighteon does not shadowban anyone. If you are a content channel owner, your messages and videos will reach 100% of your subscribers, every time, without exception. (You won’t get Zucked by Brighteon.)

Brighteon welcomes vaccine videos. In fact, Brighteon has rapidly become the go-to destination for vaccine truth videos that have been banned everywhere else. That’s why more people are leaving YouTube and coming to independent websites like Brighteon, where the truth can still be seen and shared.

Jul 14 16:59

5G is Making Phones and Modems Overheat, Bugs Overheat and People Sweat. How Not Cool Is That?

Now we’re hearing that overheating doesn’t just apply to living beings. Oh the irony…

From Ars Technica: "Hands-on report says “persistent overheating” issues plague 5G hardware..."

Jul 14 16:11

5G’s “Day Of Crisis Science” Recognition – Saturday, July 27, 2019

On Saturday, July 27th, [2019] parents, grandparents, cancer survivors, victims of EHS, medical professionals and scientists from across the country will come together to express their science-based health objections to the rollout of 5G...

Jul 14 09:39

DETROIT COPS ARREST THEIR OWN POLICE COMMISSIONER AT HEATED MEETING OVER FACIAL RECOGNITION (VIDEO)

SOURCE: RT

A police board meeting escalated when Detroit cops tackled a police commissioner to the ground and arrested him at a heated hearing where protesters demonstrated against the city’s controversial facial recognition scheme.
Commissioner Willie Burton was annoyed that the Board of Police Commissioners had held secret, closed door meetings that he and the public were not allowed to attend during which an expansion of the facial recognition scheme was planned, Metro Times reports.

“If you throw me out of this office that I am duly elected to, this disenfranchises 100,000 votes that I represent in the 5th District,” Burton shouted as he was surrounded by three officers. “You must throw us all out!”He attempted to call out the board on the issue at Thursday’s meeting, but was told to be quiet by board chair Lisa Carter, who objected to him speaking for longer than his allotted time, and then asked that he be removed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would like to politely remind both Detroit Police and their City Council, that "1984" was a cautionary tale; not a "how-to" manual.

And the real problem with facial recognition, is how frequently these systems are dead-wrong; here are a couple of articles I really wish the City of Detroit, and its chief of police, had the opportunity to read:

Why Is Facial Recognition Important? 3 Signs It's Too Big to Ignore Any Longer;it's the Wild Wild West out there."

Use of facial recognition tech 'dangerously irresponsible'


Technology
Facial recognition will soon be everywhere. Are we prepared?

The growing backlash against facial recognition tech

OK: I get that there is a lot of crime in Detroit.

So what causes high incidents of crime?!?

In my world, there are a lot of reasons for it, starting with grinding poverty, generally caused by educational systems which don't get students prepared for the real jobs which will be left after they graduate school; and the horrific combination of drugs, drug selling and addiction. And then, in some schools, there is nearly a school to prison pipeline, for kids who, for whatever reason, are seen as "acting out."

This is further exacerbated by parents who don't (or won't) give their kids love and structure; this is the kind of thing which makes a real difference in a kid's life, and particularly during their teen years.

I know that I was enormously lucky, to have been mentored by an incredible theatre teacher, Dr. Jack Vaughn, who knew I was a composer, long before I had any idea that I could do this.

But it has to be all parts of a kid's community, educationally and socially, working together (and yes, faith communities, that also means you!) to create an environment that produces people who can work intelligently at high-tech jobs; are numerate; literate; and who understand the crucial importance of critical thinking.

Without this, there will be no end to the cycle of failed human beings who turn to crime, because they know of no other way to stay alive; and that is going to negatively impact all of us.

If you have never seen the film, "Elysium", starring Jodie Foster, you need to find it, and watch it; the writer of the film paints an ugly, and and darkly dystopian future, with the elite and monied have everything they want, but the rest of the people are sick, starving, and tortured to do the "grunt work" which keeps their Elysium alive.

Jul 14 08:47

PG&E Knew Its Powerlines Could Spark Fires And Did Nothing. Ditto On Their Wireless Smart Meters.

By B.N. Frank

Why All Utility Customers Should Be Concerned About Smart Meter Fires.

Many people are aware that Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) is being held responsible for California’s widespread devastating and deadly wildfires. A recent article reports that documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act reveal that the company knew for years about fire risks and did nothing to prevent them...

Jul 14 08:22

How to Find Remote Work Opportunities

By Chloe Anagnos

Digital nomads use telecommunications technologies to earn a living. I’ve been working remotely since 2016 and have been a digital nomad since July 2018. I often work remotely from countries other than the United States, coffee shops, public libraries, and sometimes co-working spaces.

Here are some easy ways to get started researching opportunities regardless of your background to begin settling into remote work...

Jul 14 08:20

PHILADELPHIA IS USING A SONIC WEAPON ON KIDS -- TO KEEP THEM OUT OF PARKS

SOURCE: THE FREE THOUGHT PROJECT
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The Philadelphia government is reportedly using sonic weapons on it own citizens, youth and young adults, to keep them out of public parks after hours. We at TFTP were initially caught off guard with the news of compliance weapons usually reserved for riot control being used on kids. Admittedly, we believed it was fake news. Unfortunately, after further investigation, it is no laughing matter and is the first such torture device we are aware of regularly being used on young people in the U.S.

The device we learned is called “The Mosquito” and is installed in at least 30 city parks throughout Philadelphia. The Mosquito isn’t new and was covered by the NY Times in 2005 which describes the implement:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If the hearing damage is real, and documented, it would appear that the residents of Philadelphia have good grounds for a class action lawsuit against the city, and need to have an "amici curiae" brief filed by an attorney, right before the trial is to take place.

Jul 14 07:57

MICROSOFT OFFICE 365: BANNED IN GERMAN SCHOOLS OVER PRIVACY FEARS

SOURCE: ZDNET

Schools in the central German state of Hesse have been have been told it's now illegal to use Microsoft Office 365.

The state's data-protection commissioner has ruled that using the popular cloud platform's standard configuration exposes personal information about students and teachers "to possible access by US officials".

That might sound like just another instance of European concerns about data privacy or worries about the current US administration's foreign policy.

But in fact the ruling by the Hesse Office for Data Protection and Information Freedom is the result of several years of domestic debate about whether German schools and other state institutions should be using Microsoft software at all.

Jul 14 07:57

Palantir’s Software For Fusion Centers Exposed In California FOIA

By Aaron Kesel

Some of the documents instructing California law enforcement (Northern California Regional Intelligence Center) “Fusion Center” are now online, and they show just how much information the government can quickly access with little or no knowledge of a person of interest...

Jul 13 18:03

Botched McAfee Antivirus Update Blocks Users from Logging in to Windows

An update released by McAfee for the Exploit Prevention module of Endpoint Security 10.2 and earlier wreaked havoc on Windows as it blocked users from logging in to the operating system.

The botched release, which was shipped on Wednesday, updated the security app to version 9418, as per the official McAfee advisory.

But as many organizations discovered, installing the update made it impossible to log in to Windows, with some even suspecting a possible ransomware infection on the affected systems.

Jul 13 17:57

New election systems use vulnerable software

Pennsylvania’s message was clear: The state was taking a big step to keep its elections from being hacked in 2020. Last April, its top election official told counties they had to update their systems. So far, nearly 60% have taken action, with $14.15 million of mostly federal funds helping counties buy brand-new electoral systems.

But there’s a problem: Many of these new systems still run on old software that will soon be outdated and more vulnerable to hackers.

An Associated Press analysis has found that like many counties in Pennsylvania, the vast majority of 10,000 election jurisdictions nationwide use Windows 7 or an older operating system to create ballots, program voting machines, tally votes and report counts.

Jul 13 17:55

AT&T "free" robocall blocking service comes with a $4 monthly catch

AT&T is rolling out a free robocall-blocking service to its mobile customers, becoming the first major wireless company to automatically block spam phone calls. But customers who want all the bells and whistles, including the ability to automatically send all robocalls directly to voicemail, will need to pay $4 a month.

Jul 13 10:02

New Website Provides Details on a Safe Alternative to Harmful 5G

By B.N. Frank

Doctors, elected officials, environmentalists, meteorologists, security experts, the U.S. Navy, utility companies and others have been issuing very scary warnings about the consequences of widespread 5G deployment. Despite this AND lawsuits AND few subscribers where it’s already been installed AND growing opposition, 5G proponents continue to promote and force installation.

Opponents are now trying to raise awareness about a safer alternative: "SafeG"...

Jul 13 09:30

Sonic Tech to Deter Kids From Parks Plus 1800+ Radiating 5G Small Cells = One Fried Philly

By B.N. Frank

Forbes, Activist Post and many others have been reporting about Philadelphia’s increasing use of symptom-causing technology installed to keep the kids, young adults, thieves, vandals, and other ne’er-do-wells away from 31 locations at night. One council woman even described it as a “sonic weapon” which seems appropriate considering that health experts overseas have been fighting since 2010 to get this technology banned...

Jul 13 08:39

A Quantum Computer -- For A Brief Moment -- Apparently Reversed The Flow Of Time.

You may need to read that headline again.

Text Of Full Scientific Paper, Links to Fully Illustrated PDF, & as a convenience, the Simplified MSM Digestedrsion, at source.

Jul 12 19:10

Cambridge Analytica: 'US regulators approve $5bn Facebook fine'

US regulators have approved a record $5bn (£4bn) fine on Facebook to settle an investigation into data privacy violations, reports in US media say.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been investigating allegations that political consultancy Cambridge Analytica improperly obtained the data of up to 87 million Facebook users.

The settlement was approved by the FTC in 3-2 vote, sources told US media.

Jul 12 18:31

Top Assange Defense Account Deleted By Twitter

By Caitlin Johnstone

One of the biggest Twitter accounts dedicated to circulating information and advocacy for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, @Unity4J, has been completely removed from the site. The operators of the account report that they have been given no reason for its removal by Twitter staff, and have received no response to their appeals.

Any Assange supporter active on Twitter will be familiar with the Unity4J account...

Jul 12 10:35

“Alexa, How Do We Subvert Big Tech’s Orwellian Internet-of-Things Surveillance?”

By Charles Hugh Smith

Convenience is the sales pitch, but the real goal is control in service of maximizing profits and extending state power.

When every device in your life is connected to the Internet (the Internet of Things), your refrigerator will schedule an oil change for your car–or something like that–and it will be amazingly wunnerful. You’ll be able to lower the temperature of your home office while you’re stuck in a traffic jam, while your fridge orders another jar of pickles delivered to your door.

It’s all in service of convenience, the god all Americans are brainwashed to worship...

Jul 12 10:10

New Online Documentary Exposes Risky 5G Technology Being Installed Across the U.S. and Around the World

By B.N. Frank

5G technology is being installed in the U.S. and around the world despite the telecom industry’s inability to provide scientific evidence that it’s safe, and research that has determined that it isn’t. A new online documentary reports the risks associated with this.

Doctors, elected officials, environmentalists, security experts, the U.S. Navy, utility companies and many others have been trying to stop this deployment...

Jul 12 09:51

All-Out War On Free Speech Launched By United Nations

By Judith Bergman

In January, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, tasked his Special Adviser for the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, to “present a global plan of action against hate speech and hate crimes on a fast-track basis”. Speaking at a press conference about the UN’s challenges for 2019, Guterres maintained, “The biggest challenge that governments and institutions face today is to show that we care — and to mobilize solutions that respond to people’s fears and anxieties with answers…”...

The UN feels that its ‘values’ are being threatened and those who criticize those values must therefore be shut down. Not only that...

Jul 12 07:03

5G Threatens Weather Forecasting

By Renee Parsons

It comes as no surprise that the American public remains oblivious to a not-so-slight glitch in the 5G Race with China as the US strives to be the first, the best and most technologically advanced country in the world with its guarantee of a Brave New World. But then, many Americans are unaware of the true nature of 5G in the first place. In its haste to win, the telecom industry, its friends in Congress and the Federal bureaucracy are intent on foisting 5G on a largely unsuspecting American public before all the technological kinks have been worked out.

But no worries; it’s just a wee small hurdle that the American public need not fret about; unless of course they are not willing to risk their families, their homes and their lives to the devastation of an unpredictable weather disaster and community crises that might have been avoided if envisioned beforehand...

Jul 12 06:49

Windows 10 KB4507453 Cumulative Update Causes Restart Alert Loop

The Windows 10 KB4507453 Cumulative Update released by Microsoft on July 9 is reportedly causing a restart notification loop on some of the computers where it was installed.

This issue was reported by Windows users on several websites and computer support forums across the web [1, 2, 3], with all of them describing the exact same problem — being told to reboot their devices again to finish installing the KB4507453 update even though it was already installed.

Jul 11 18:16

Global outage hits Twitter just hours after Reddit went down, amid weeks of social media woes

This is becoming a very regular occurrence...

Jul 11 13:54

Have You Read The “Fine Print” Warnings in the Manuals of Your Wireless Devices Yet?

By B.N. Frank

Environmental Health Trust Highlights Them For You in New E-Book and Website.

All wireless devices (baby monitors, cell phones, ear buds, laptops, wearables, Wi-Fi routers, etc.) emit RadioFrequency (RF) or wireless radiation which research has determined to be biologically harmful. The American Academy of Pediatrics and other health experts have warned that children are more affected by exposure than adults...

Jul 11 13:46

Twitter goes down amid Trump’s social media summit

US President Donald Trump’s favorite social media platform has stopped working even as he was hosting a White House meeting about deplatforming and other forms of online censorship. The cause of the outage is unknown.
“Sorry, something went wrong” was the message that greeted Twitter users starting at 1:30 pm Eastern time in the US, according to the monitoring website DownDetector.

The outage appears to be global, with reports coming from all corners of the world and not just the US. Downdetector.com showed that there are nearly 50,000 incidents of people reporting issues.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Interesting timing here.......

Jul 11 11:25

MICROSOFT ENTERED MY COMPUTER & DELETED A PICTURE I HAD STORED IN MY PICTURES FILE OF BILL CLINTON WITH JEFFREY EPSTEIN!

Not only did the picture get removed, but Google has eliminated all pictures of Clinton with Epstein, and when you do a search under Clinton/Epstein’s names, the picture that always comes up is Donald Trump with Epstein! YOUR PICTURE FILES & ALL FILES ARE NOT SAFE – PROTECT THEM!!!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Normally I would dismiss this story, but these days...

Jul 11 10:49

Scott Adams: Talking to Bill Pulte #TwitterPhilanthropy Give Away, Tech Summit

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1149317556534042630

Bill Pulte talks about his $100,000 giveaway to help people in need
Social Media Summit at the White House to discuss tech bias
Penetrating the fortress of control wielded by social media
Social media companies have the power of governments
Ben Garrison disinvited from the Social Media Summit
Megan Rapinoe offends half the audience she was hired to entertain
Loserthink and “bubble reality”, how to escape your bubble

Bill Pulte: @pulte #TwitterPhilanthropy #BlightAuthority

Jul 11 09:26

Nigerian Students Face Cybercrime Charges for Criticizing Their University Online

By Nwachukwu Egbunike

A group of students and alumni linked to the privately-owned Madonna University in the Niger Delta, Nigeria, risk up to seven years in jail over social media posts denouncing poor conditions and mistreatment of students and staff at the university...

Jul 11 08:15

Microsoft stirs suspicions by adding telemetry files to security-only update

What was surprising about this month's Security-only update, formally titled the "July 9, 2019—KB4507456 (Security-only update)," is that it bundled the Compatibility Appraiser, KB2952664, which is designed to identify issues that could prevent a Windows 7 PC from updating to Windows 10.

Among the fierce corps of Windows Update skeptics, the Compatibility Appraiser tool is to be shunned aggressively. The concern is that these components are being used to prepare for another round of forced updates or to spy on individual PCs. The word telemetry appears in at least one file, and for some observers it's a short step from seemingly innocuous data collection to outright spyware.

Jul 11 08:12

Porn pirating lawyer jailed for five years

A US lawyer who uploaded pornography on to file-sharing sites then sued people who downloaded it, has been sentenced to five years in jail.

John Steele co-founded a firm called Prenda Law that set up and ran the porn-trolling scheme.

His Prenda partner Paul Hansmeier was jailed for 14 years in June for his role in the scam.

Steele faced a sentence of more than 10 years but this was reduced because he co-operated with prosecutors.

Jul 11 08:09

Chinese Security Cameras Banned For Spying Are Nearly Impossible To Identify And Remove

Federal agencies are rushing to meet a deadline to rip out Chinese made surveillance cameras in order to comply with a congressional ban, but as Bloomberg reports, the task isn’t quite as easy as it seems: thousands of the devices are still in place and it’s looking as though most won’t be removed before the August 13 deadline. A complicated supply chain is making it difficult for authorities to understand whether security cameras are actually made in China or contain components that would violate US rules.

Jul 11 08:02

Payments at retailers, including Woolworths, hit by Telstra outage; ATMs, EFTPOS affected

Electronic payments at retailers, including Woolworths, as well as many services across the banking system were hit by a Telstra outage on Thursday afternoon.

On Thursday afternoon Telstra said its services were beginning to be restored
The supermarket giant said a Telstra network issue meant its stores had to process payments manually, with some accepting cash only.

Jul 11 07:40

Microsoft stirs suspicions by adding telemetry files to security-only update

What was surprising about this month's Security-only update, formally titled the "July 9, 2019—KB4507456 (Security-only update)," is that it bundled the Compatibility Appraiser, KB2952664, which is designed to identify issues that could prevent a Windows 7 PC from updating to Windows 10.

Jul 10 23:24

Top 7 Ways To Use A VPN

Due to increased cyber crimes, VPNs, virtual private networks have contributed a lot in ensuring internet security. VPNs provide a high level of security and privacy to the internet and computer users. The VPN software provides protection by creating a digital tunnel during the user's internet connection and thus not allowing spies to access it. To achieve this, a VPN user's internet connection is routed via remote servers, hiding user’s IP address, and offering them high security features such as encryption which makes it impossible for third parties to identify data content. VPNs are most common in business enterprises that allows remote users to enjoy using private network without the fear of getting hacked.

Jul 10 18:57

Amazon, Microsoft wage war over the Pentagon’s ‘war cloud’

Amazon and Microsoft are battling it out over a $10 billion opportunity to build the U.S. military its first “war cloud” computing system. But Amazon’s early hopes of a shock-and-awe victory may be slipping away.

Formally called the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure plan, or JEDI, the military’s computing project would store and process vast amounts of classified data, allowing the Pentagon to use artificial intelligence to speed up its war planning and fighting capabilities. The Defense Department hopes to award the winner-take-all contract as soon as August. Oracle and IBM were eliminated at an earlier round of the contract competition.

Jul 10 16:49

Life-Altering Copyright Lawsuits Could Come to Regular Internet Users Under a New Law Moving in the Senate

By Ernesto Falcon

The Senate Judiciary Committee intends to vote on the CASE Act, legislation that would create a brand new quasi-court for copyright infringement claims. We have expressed numerous concerns with the legislation, and serious problems inherent with the bill have not been remedied by Congress before moving it forward.

In short, the bill would supercharge a “copyright troll” industry dedicated to filing as many “small claims” on as many Internet users as possible in order to make money through the bill’s statutory damages provisions. Every single person who uses the Internet and regularly interacts with copyrighted works (that’s everyone) should contact their Senators to oppose this bill...

Jul 10 15:21

Dissenter addon banned from Firefox addons and Chrome store: Big Tech Shit the bed

Banned for alleged "Hate Speech", Dissenter addon is known as the comment section of the internet. This allows commenting on literally any article, video, and website on the web, even websites that don't allow comments or that strictly moderate. It has reshaped the internet as we know it for the better.

Protect free speech online, make a stink, lobby FireFox & Chrome developers, make sure you tell them to put the addon back up.

I envision a future where dissenter addon ads a comment section perfectly and conveniently to the bottom of every article. For now you click the buttons and addon itself, though there are third party addons that apply the comment section below.

Jul 10 12:31

Free Speech: Google's Vox Adpocalypse Crowder Dissenter News2Share

Dissenter addon / browser, the comment section of the internet, allows you to comment anywhere on the internet, including videos in limited state, has been banned by both Mozilla & Chrome addons/extensions, seen as an existential threat to #FakeNews, #War, and #Lies.

https://dissenter.com/

Jul 10 12:26

From Silicon Valley to the Georgia Guidestones

By corbettreport

Corbett Report member Octium connects the dots between two seemingly disparate Corbett reports: one on Silicon Valley and the other on the Georgia Guidestones.

So who is William Shockley, what does he have to do with the Guidestones, and what does this all have to do with eugenics and computers? Find out in today’s intriguing exploration.

Jul 10 12:10

Scott Adams: Census Controversy, Conspiracy Theories, Social Media Summit at WH

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1148955489314541574

Bad things will happen if Census asks the citizenship question?
Debunking the “Fine People” HOAX with a paster yesterday
The tells which confirm you’ve won a debate
Why isn’t there a detention center watchdog type auditor function?
Partisan info from politicians is worthless
Michael Isikoff says Seth Rich conspiracy story had Russian origin
Is Michael Isikoff a credible news source?
Is Julian Assange credible in suggesting a DNC emails link?
Creators Social Media Summit at White House tomorrow
CNN prepping the world to not take attendees seriously
Isn’t CNN primarily fake news conspiracy theories?
Are the Democrats ruining “Brand USA”?
Losing our patriotism, what are the consequences?
Brainwashing children is necessary and good
Current Democrat unintended consequences

Jul 10 11:06

Court: It's Cool If The (Federal) Government Searches A Phone The (Local) Government Seized Illegally

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has decided it's OK if a government agency searches a phone that should never have been seized in the first place… so long as it's not the same government agency that illegally seized it. The illegality of the original seizure -- which should have provoked some discussions of poisonous trees and their harmful fruit -- is pretty much discarded in favor of the good faith exception.

Jul 10 08:56

Anaesthetic devices 'vulnerable to hackers'

A type of anaesthetic machine that has been used in NHS hospitals can be hacked and controlled from afar if left accessible on a hospital computer network, a cyber-security company says.

A successful attacker would be able to change the amount of anaesthetic delivered to a patient, CyberMDX said.

Alarms designed to alert anaesthetists to any danger could also be silenced.

Jul 10 08:43

Vimeo is purging ALL vaccine awareness channels as part of coordinated tech censorship sweep

Not to be outdone by YouTube with its continued efforts to stifle online free speech, the competing video platform Vimeo has now begun to censor channels and pull content that expresses any type of skepticism about the safety and effectiveness of vaccines.

Jul 10 08:43

Silicon Valley Developing Augmented Reality Tech Based on Sci-Fi Film

By Daniel Taylor

As reported by Fast Company, Silicon Valley is developing augmented reality technology based on a 2012 science fiction film called Sight...

Jul 10 08:13

25 Million Android Devices Infected by ‘Agent Smith’ Malware

Malware researchers discovered a new malicious campaign for Android devices that replaces legitimate apps with tainted copies built to push advertisements or hijack valid ad events.

Around 25 million devices have already been infected with what researchers have dubbed "Agent Smith," after users installed an app from an unofficial Android store.

Jul 09 11:54

FBI, ICE Using Facial Recognition to Scan Millions of Driver’s License Photos

By Jake Johnson

A trove of public records obtained by privacy experts at Georgetown Law revealed that ICE and the FBI have used facial recognition technology to mine state driver’s license databases for information on millions of Americans without consent, a practice critics condemned as a “disturbing” breach of civil liberties...

Jul 09 11:43

IRS Agents Propose Draconian Tactics to Investigate Bitcoin Users

By Jamie Redman

A recently published U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) slide describes alarming recommendations on how tax agents should deal with digital currency users who are not paying taxes. The slide recommends that agents question crypto users’ friends and family, comb through social media posts and issue subpoenas to make sure U.S. residents are paying taxes on their cryptocurrencies...

Jul 09 11:05

The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board Signals It Will investigate NSA Surveillance, Facial Recognition, and Terror Watchlists

By Matthew Guariglia

After a long dormant stretch, the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) has signaled it’s ready to tackle another big review of government surveillance and overreach. The PCLOB, an independent agency in the executive branch, last published a 2014 report on warrantless surveillance of the Internet by the U.S. intelligence community. While EFF welcomes the PCLOB’s efforts to bring oversight and transparency to the most controversial surveillance programs, we’ve disagreed with some of the Board’s findings, particularly on surveillance under FISA Section 702. So while it’s a good sign that the board is turning its attention to other major issues, its mixed history means it may be a little too soon to get your hopes up...

Jul 09 09:41

Israel to push mobile companies to improve settlement coverage

The Israeli government is set to press mobile phone companies to improve coverage for illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank, reported business news site Globes.

According to the report, “one of the first tasks” for incoming Minister of Communications David Ansalem “is dealing with the poor mobile reception in Judea and Samaria [occupied West Bank].”

Jul 09 09:16

Think you've switched off Android tracking? Apps are logging your movements anyway

Android Q, the next version of Google's mobile OS, is set to fix Android's broken permission system. However, versions in use now give developers easy ways to get around user preferences for apps not to track their location and device.

Researchers from the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) detail in a new paper that 1,325 Android apps – some of which are installed on 500 million phones – are using sneaky but easy tricks to get around restrictions in the Android permissions model.

Jul 09 08:49

Gen Z Adults Encourage Each Other To Sign Up For Facial Recognition At Music Festivals

By MassPrivateI

USA Today’s reporter Dawn Gilberston, offers a disturbing glimpse into the mass media’s collusion with TSA-style checkpoints at public venues.

The story describes how happy a young woman is to join IdentoGo’s TSA PreCheck just so she can avoid check-in lines at music festivals...

Jul 08 12:42

Pedosadist Elites Panic: Congress Bill Wants To End Child Porn In Pentagon Networks; Epstein Arrested, Files To Be Unsealed On Powerful Clients

By Aaron Kesel

America is receiving a hell of a Christmas in July present – a bill in Congress is being pushed to end child porn sharing in Pentagon networks, and Jeffrey Epstein was arrested for child trafficking. Additionally, an appeal court ordered that all files pertaining to Epstein’s case of wealthy powerful clients will be released to the press and public...

Jul 08 12:04

WSJ EXPOSES CONFLICTS OF INTEREST INVOLVING AMAZON, PENTAGON OVER $10B JEDI CONTRACT

Amazon's surging profits over the past few years have had little to do with the company's core business of selling stuff - or allowing third parties to sell stuff - on its online marketplace. Instead, Jeff Bezos has built Amazon Web Services into a cloud computing behemoth, allowing tens of thousands of companies to outsource their back-end responsibilities. But after years of explosive growth, AWS' revenue growth has started to slow in recent quarters. Which has made securing a multi-billion-dollar DoD cloud-computing contract all the more important to Bezos & Co. Unfortunately for them, the process for awarding the contract to build the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, or JEDI, has become embroiled in controversy, as rivals have sued alleging they were unfairly excluded from the bidding.

Jul 08 10:25

Over 1k Android apps harvest your data even if denied permission – study

The findings were presented at PrivacyCon, a conference hosted by the US Federal Trade Commission in late June.

The study’s sample contained some 88,000 apps from the Google Play store. Researchers then investigated their data transfer process after the user denied them permission to access data. They found that 1,325 of them used workarounds to circumvent the denial, in order to collect data from sources across the phone’s software.

One of the apps mentioned by name was Shutterfly, which is used for editing photos. The study found that it gathers GPS coordinates of where photos were taken and then sends the information to its own servers, regardless of whether users allowed or declined the app permission to access their location.

Jul 08 09:05

The Windows 10 misinformation machine fires up again

Strangely, Gordon doesn't link to the actual Microsoft article documenting the KB4501375 update, preferring to quote a fourth-rate tech site instead. But I looked it up for myself ("June 27, 2019—KB4501375 [OS Build 18362.207]") and you will I am sure be shocked, shocked to learn that once again our Mr. Kelly has gotten his facts spectacularly wrong.

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