Nov 11 12:23

Raspberry Pi 400: the $70 desktop PC

"Raspberry Pi 400: a complete personal computer, built into a compact keyboard." (Cool!)

Nov 11 09:46

Inside the new Mac mini: Does Apple's M1 architecture really leave Intel behind?

The new M1 Mac mini is... hmm. It's not a slam dunk, but neither is it a complete WTF. It's ready enough for prime time for some tasks, and carries the Apple Silicon question mark for other tasks. It's worth buying, but not for everyone or every workload.

No, we're not talking about the money supply or a tank (other common uses of "M1"). Instead, our subject is the new CPU Apple introduced at this week's Apple Event. The M1 is an all-Apple design based on their mobile chips and the Arm architecture. And, yeah, it has potential.

With high-performance and efficiency workload cores, with a deep commitment to on-silicon machine learning, and with an onboard GPU that shows some potential, this could be an architecture that leaves Intel behind.

Nov 10 07:45

New Developments: Hammer And Scorecard, The Plot To Steal The Presidency

What is Hammer and Scorecard?

In the tense aftermath of the 2020 presidential election, there are massive amounts of information circling around. One of the hot topics that people are talking about is the ‘Hammer and Scorecard’ software. What is this software? Where did it come from and why is it important?

Dennis Montgomery a former CIA/DOD/DHS/NSA/FBI contractor turned whistleblower designed and built the software called “The Hammer.” According to an article by The American Report in 2019, this software was designed as a “foreign surveillance tool” with many safeguards in place in order to prevent it from being used as a domestic spy tool. However, the “whistleblower tapes” leaked in 2015 cover 47 leaked hard drives and testimony that reveal this software was in fact used to spy and surveille U.S. citizens, namely President Donald Trump a “zillion times.”

Nov 10 07:44

Sweden Halts 5G Auction After Court Allows Huawei to Build 5G Network

While a report estimated the maximum price tag to totally exclude Huawei at $4 billion, Swedish Digitalisation Minister Anders Ygeman argued that the cost of building the 5G network on an uncertain basis would be significantly higher.

Following a ruling by a Swedish administrative court to allow Chinese firm Huawei to participate in the expansion of the country's 5G network, Swedish telecoms regulator PTS halted the upcoming 5G spectrum auctions.

Earlier on Monday, the administrative court of Stockholm temporarily lifted the ban on the Chinese telecom giants Huawei and ZTE to participate in the expansion of the 5G network in Sweden, which Swedish Radio reporter Sven Carlsson described as a "partial victory" for Huawei.

Nov 09 10:56

Windows 10: Microsoft starts forcing Windows 10 1903 PCs up to version 1909, not 20H2

With support for Windows 10 version 1903 coming to an end on December 8, Microsoft has started pushing 1903 users to Windows 10 version 1909.

As reported by Neowin, Microsoft is taking the unusual step of automatically upgrading users on version 1903 to 1909, rather than to the latest version of Windows 10, the October 2020 Update (20H2), or even its predecessor, Windows 10 2004.

Nov 08 22:50

These Smart Contact Lenses Overlay Info Without Obscuring Your View

The lenses use a tiny projector to send information to your retinas. The one the company demonstrated last year had a stunning 14,000 pixel-per-inch resolution and measured a total of .5 mm across.

Nov 08 17:58

Developing: Nancy Pelosi’s Chief of Staff Is Chief Executive and Feinstein’s Husband a Major Shareholder at Dominion Ballot Counting Systems

Maria Bartiromo: I’ve also seen reports that Nancy Pelosi’s longtime Chief of Staff is a key executive of that company. Richard Bloom, Senator Feinstein’s husband is a significant shareholder of this company.

Nov 07 14:32

Facebook bans “Stop the Steal” page with 350,000 followers trying to expose election fraud

A Facebook group with more than 350,000 members that existed to protect America’s elections against fraud was removed and banned by Facebook the other day for allegedly spreading “misinformation.”

Created by Women for America First, “Stop the Steal” was established in response to the many reports of voter fraud coming out of Philadelphia, Atlanta, Detroit, Milwaukee, and a number of other far-left urban centers in highly contested swing states.

Founder Amy Kremer tweeted that Facebook removed the group less than 24 hours after it was created for supposedly affecting “real-world events” in an unapproved way.

Nov 07 10:12

Twitter Censors Pres. Trump's Tweets On Democrats' 'Illegal' Voting Shenanigans

Twitter on Saturday censored all of President Trump's tweets speaking out against Democrats' blocking GOP poll watchers and warning that "illegal" and "bad things" took place behind the scenes.

Nov 07 09:16

Rahm Emanuel: Biden White House Should Tell Laid-Off Retail Workers to Learn to Code

Former Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said Friday on ABC that a Biden White House should tell folks laid off from retail stores like JC Penney to learn to code.

Nov 05 14:50

The COMPLETE OPPOSITE of a MacBook - System 76 Oryx Pro

"The Apple of the Linux world". -- Anthony Young, presenter of the video.

Nov 05 13:21

Privacy-focused Brave browser grew over 130% in the past year

Brave Browser, the privacy-focused web browser, announced today that it grew in usage by over 130% in its first year of the release of its 'Stable' version.

On November 13th, 2019, Brave Browser released its first Stable version after it had already accumulated 8.7 million monthly active users (MAU) and 3 million daily active users (DAU) during its Beta period.

Over the past year, Brave Browser saw an incredible 130% growth to reach 20.5 million monthly active users (MAU) and 8.7 daily active users (DAU) as of November 2020.

Nov 05 13:20

Windows 7 won't die, still second most popular operating system

The data analysts firm NetMarketShare revealed that Windows 10 has seen another uptake in users and it went up to 64.04% from 61.26% last month. Linux (multiple distros) went from 1.14% to 1.65% and Ubuntu now holds a market share of 0.51%

The market share of Windows 7 has also dropped, but many users are still actively using outdated Windows 7, which could be due to its huge number of enterprise users.

According to NetMarketShare, Windows 7 saw a drop from 22.77% to 20.41% last month. The report shows that 20.41% of desktops still use Windows 7. Even worse, some are still using Windows XP, according to the report.

Nov 04 12:04

US Cyber Command, NSA Undertook Ops Against Iran Prior to US Election - Report

The head of US Cyber Command (CYBERCOM) and the National Security Agency (NSA) told reporters Tuesday the US had carried out cyber ops against Iran to ensure it did not interfere with the US elections.

US Army Gen. Paul Nakasone, who heads both CYBERCOM and the NSA, told reporters Tuesday he was “very confident in actions” taken against Iran “over the past several weeks and the past several months to make sure that they’re not going to interfere in our elections,” the Washington Post reported.

However, the cyber chief gave no specific information about the operations.

Nakasone said that while they were watching for interference in the US election, “I just don’t see the levels that we had seen” in 2018. During that election, too, the wild claims about planned interference by Russia failed to materialize, leaving the media strangely silent during the November day of decision.

Nov 04 11:11

Yahoo Mail reads all outgoing mail, blocks messages that contain “misleading” info

Ben Garrison from wrote a piece for Zero Hedge all about what he encountered when trying to send an email about the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) to a friend in Germany. Because Garrison questioned the official narrative about the plandemic, his email was kicked back to him as “undeliverable.”

“For many years I traded occasional emails about classical music and culture with him,” Garrison writes. “This time I typed an email concerning the corona virus and I expressed some doubt about what our ‘authorities’ had been asserting.”

“I sent the email and a few minutes later it got kicked back to me by Yahoo,” he adds. “They said my mail had been censored for spreading ‘misinformation.’ That’s hard core censorship. It was as if the Post Office had opened my private mail, and returned it as undeliverable because the post master didn’t agree with my opinion.”

Nov 04 11:09

Spike in Emotet activity could mean big payday for ransomware gangs

There's been a massive increase in Emotet attacks and cyber criminals take advantage of machines compromised by the malware as to launch more malware infections as well as ransomware campaigns.

The October 2020 HP-Bromium Threat Insights Report reports a 1,200 per cent increase in Emotet detections from July to September compared to the previous three months in which deployment of the malware appeared to decline.

Since emerging in 2018, Emotet regularly sees surges in actively then seemingly disappears only to come back again, something which researchers suggest is going to continue well into 2021.

Emotet often gains a foothold into networks via phishing emails and those behind it have been seen to use thread hijacking in an effort to make the emails look more legitimate – people are more likely to download an attachment if it looks to come from a colleague or someone else they know.

Nov 04 09:05

Censorship? BitChute deplatformed on Election Day

The independent BitChute video streaming platform was taken offline by its hosting service this morning, leaving behind no content other than an ominous “Error 525” message.

While BitChute access appears to have been restored as of this writing, at least partially, users earlier in the day were unable to find any of the independent content that used to be there, and very little is known at this point about what happened.

Interestingly, BitChute has long branded itself as avoiding the types of corporate web hosting platforms that engage in what some are speculating to be a form of political censorship. So was this all just a fluke?

Nov 03 15:59

BitChute Deplatformed On Election Day As Big Tech Move to Silence All Opposition

The rapidly-expanding YouTube alternative BitChute, which has been surging in popularity as a result of YouTube banishing nearly all right-wing dissidents off their platform ahead of the election, has been kicked offline on election day.

Nov 03 14:24

Street lamps that wirelessly charge phones installed in central China

Street lamps that can wirelessly charge phones have been installed on the streets of Wuhan in central China.

In the video, a smartphone was put on a lamp and started charging.

According to a worker from the local construction bureau, more than 60 lamps which can be used as a wireless charging stations have been installed. The lamps can also monitor pedestrian flow and alarm.

Nov 03 11:58

Twitter and Google's head of A.I. just backed a new VC fund — here's why

LONDON – A 32-year-old venture capitalist’s new fund has caught the eye of Twitter, Google execs and the billionaire founder of Clash of Clans maker Supercell.

Nathan Benaich, founder and general partner of boutique VC firm Air Street Capital, announced last week that he has raised a new $17 million fund from a host of big names to invest in start-ups in the U.S. and Europe that have artificial intelligence at their core.

But who is this investor and why are people in Silicon Valley and beyond so keen to back him?

Benaich has straddled the worlds of venture capital and artificial intelligence for almost a decade. Unlike many VCs, he is known for having a firm grasp on the latest developments in AI and which companies are behind them.

Nov 03 06:45

It's an urgent plea this Election Eve: Don't click on ransomware disguised as political ads

With the election looming, businesses need to be more diligent than ever to keep unsuspecting employees from being led into a phishing attack through election-themed social media content.

Even after the election, there's a huge risk for the enterprise as this new evolving threat landscape threatens businesses as employees are hungry for news on election results and updates. Fortunately, there are steps that businesses can take to protect themselves, and their employees.

Nov 02 13:49

Sender of False DMCA Takedown Notices Ordered to Pay £370K in Damages

An individual who filed false copyright complaints with platforms including Facebook, Amazon, and Instagram in order to damage a rival's business has been heavily punished by a court. In a default judgment handed down this week, the defendant was ordered to pay almost $370k for abusing the DMCA.

Court DamagesEvery day millions of DMCA takedown notices are sent to major online platforms including Google, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

The aim is to remove content that infringes third-party copyrights and the majority succeed in that goal. However, some people see the takedown provisions of the DMCA either as a tool for censorship or one to be abused in order to seize an advantage over a competitor or rival.

Nov 02 08:15

SpaceX's Starlink internet public beta is giving some users blistering download speeds of more than 160 Mbps, including in rural Montana

November 2,2020 09:05 ET
SpaceX tried to lower expectations when it launched its Starlink satellite internet beta on October 26 — but some users say they're already hitting download speeds of more than 160 megabits per second, which is faster than 95% of US connections, according to speed test provider Ookla.

One West-Coast user posted a screenshot of their 161 Mbps speed test to the Starlink Reddit community, and is one of many to share their speed in recent days.

Another user, in rural Montana, said their download speed was 174 Mbps, and that their upload speed was 33 Mbps. "Starlink will forever change the game," they said.

Nov 02 08:06

The Raspberry Pi 400 is the extra PC you never knew you needed

The Raspberry Foundation has been making affordable personal computers for years. The Raspberry Pi devices started at just $35, offering tinkerers a cheap PC that could be used for various DIY projects. But the Pi computers evolved tremendously in the past few years, becoming even more user friendly in the process. The Raspberry Pi 4 isn’t just a lot more powerful than the former generations; it also comes in ready to use packages that anyone can turn into fully working PCs ready to support basic productivity apps, internet browsing, and media playback. Add to that the whole 2020 coronavirus pandemic factor, and the Raspberry Pi might be exactly the kind of additional computer for the home in a year where more people have to work or study from home.

Nov 02 07:03

National Security Threat: Hunter's Laptop Had Sensitive Info And Only This Stupid Password

The British Mail Newspaper on Sunday revealed that the son of the man expected by many to be America's next President abandoned a laptop containing a treasure trove of top-secret material, including his father's private emails and mobile phone numbers.

In an astonishing lapse, Hunter Biden chose to protect his MacBook Pro computer – crammed with what an IT expert last night described as a 'national security nightmare' and 'classic blackmail material' – with a single, simple password: Hunter02.

Its existence was revealed by the New York Post last month, but the staggering scale and sensitivity of its contents – easily accessible to a hacker with a modicum of skill – is only revealed for the first time today.

Nov 01 08:12

Hunter Biden has a second laptop seized by the authorities following raid on office of celebrity psychiatrist Dr Keith Ablow

A second laptop owned by Hunter Biden was seized by the U.S. government, it emerged on Friday - adding another layer of intrigue to an already complex case.

Biden's first laptop was handed over to the FBI in 2019 from a repair shop in Delaware, near the home of his father Joe. The owner has said he was suspicious about the contents, without elaborating.

That laptop has become the source of much speculation regarding his business dealings, and whether his father was involved and profiting.

Nov 01 07:55

EXCLUSIVE: National security nightmare of Hunter Biden's abandoned laptop containing phone numbers for the Clintons, Secret Service officers and most of the Obama cabinet plus his sex and drug addictions - all secured by the password Hunter02

The son of the man expected by many to be America's next President abandoned a laptop containing a treasure trove of top-secret material, including his father's private emails and mobile phone numbers, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.

In an astonishing lapse, Hunter Biden chose to protect his MacBook Pro computer – crammed with what an IT expert last night described as a 'national security nightmare' and 'classic blackmail material' – with a single, simple password: Hunter02.

Remarkably, the 50-year-old businessman and self-confessed drug addict took the machine to a back-street IT store in Delaware in April 2019 to get it repaired – yet never returned to collect it.

Oct 30 12:31

Election Larceny: Trump Campaign Hack Was Ruse For Elaborate Scheme, This Much Stolen

The Wisconsin Republican Party reported that hackers stole $2.3million from the party’s account which was being used to help President Donald Trump’s reelection.

Republican Party Chairman Andrew Hitt told the Associated Press on Thursday that the party noticed the suspicious activity on Oct. 22 and proceeded to contact the FBI immediately the following day.

The attack was discovered less than two weeks before Election Day as both President Trump and Joe Biden made their final push to win Wisconsin and its 10 monumental electoral votes.

In 2016, Trump won the state by fewer than 23,000 votes and planned his third visit in seven days on Friday.

Oct 30 09:12

Mailchimp Issues New Terms of Service Banning All ‘Misleading’ Content ‘in Their Sole Discretion’

The popular email service, Mailchimp has released new terms of service that call for the banning of any “misleading” content “in their sole discretion,” particularly when it pertains to narratives not approved by the official media.

“We’ve updated our language to further clarify our Rules (Section 17 of STOU), which state that Mailchimp does not allow the distribution of Content that is, in our sole discretion, materially false, inaccurate, or misleading in a way that could deceive or confuse others about important events, topics, or circumstances,” the new terms of service read.

Oct 30 09:07

Big Tech now censoring all posts that question face coverings

At the request of Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), the three major tech platforms – Facebook, Google and Twitter – will now be censoring all posts and content that questions the safety and effectiveness of the almighty face mask.

A full-fledged believer in the power of face masks to cure the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), Duckworth wants Big Tech to “counter domestic disinformation that spreads the dangerous lies such as ‘masks don’t work’” by preventing it from being shared online.

In other words, face masks are so safe and effective, according to Duckworth, that people cannot be allowed to express any free speech to the contrary because it might deter people from putting their faith in the religion of COVID-19.

Oct 30 07:22

EXCLUSIVE: NY Post’s ‘Smoking Gun’ Hunter Biden Email 100% Authentic, Forensic Analysis Concludes

An email Hunter Biden received in April 2015 from a Burisma executive discussing an introduction to then-Vice President Joe Biden, which lies at the heart of a New York Post investigation, is unquestionably authentic, a cybersecurity expert told the Daily Caller News Foundation on Thursday.

The DCNF obtained a full copy of Hunter Biden’s alleged laptop from former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani on Wednesday. The DCNF provided Robert Graham, the founder of the cybersecurity firm Errata Security, with a copy of the email and its metadata for forensic analysis.

Oct 29 08:45

Blackmail Or Meddling: Trump's Twitter Hacked By These People, Or Was It Something Else?

Donald Trump’s campaign website was briefly gripped by hackers Tuesday who claimed to have evidence that "completely discredits" him as a president and proves his "criminal involvement" in the manipulation of the 2020 election.

A message reading, "this site was seized" appeared briefly on the "About" and "Events" pages of, before the website was brought down completely just after 7:20pm.

Oct 29 08:37

NSA Reportedly ‘Stonewalls’ Questions About 'Back-Door’ Encryption in Tech Products

According to disclosures by former contractor Edward Snowden, the US National Security Agency has pursued various routes to access tech equipment, sometimes via commercial deals inducing companies to insert back-door encryption, and in other cases by ‘manipulating standards’ so firms unknowingly adopt software the agency experts can break.

The US National Security Agency is reportedly stonewalling attempts by a leading Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee to investigate whether it is continuing the controversial practice of installing "back doors" into commercial technology products, reports Reuters.

The back-door encryption has been touted by the NSA as a means of scanning large amounts of traffic without the hassle of a warrant and, accordingly, making it easier to gather vital intelligence, including interception of terrorist communications.

Oct 29 06:23

Microsoft now has control over a global botnet system that can be used to disrupt elections and target pro-Trump sites with DDoS attacks

Instead of working to dismantle one of the world’s largest botnets, a federal judge in the Eastern District of Virginia granted Microsoft full control over the Trickbot botnet. Trickbot is a special kind of malware that gleans financial and personal data from unsuspecting recipients. Hackers use Trickbot to install malicious software onto infected systems. This network of botnet computers, now in the possession of Microsoft, is one of the largest of its kind anywhere in the world. The Trickbot has at least one million infected computers in its reach and another two million could be covertly infected in its network. According to cybersecurity experts, there are 19 identified Trickbot command and control servers that are currently active around the world.

Oct 29 05:52


Experts continue to warn that Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) are NOT safe (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5). There have been multiple reports about Teslas crashing and/or catching fire. Telsa owners have reported additional life-threatening situations as well.

In regard to 5G, the majority of scientists oppose deployment until there are studies that show it’s safe. Doctors and scientists have asked for moratoriums on Earth and in space (see 1, 2). American opposition includes federal agencies and other credible experts who warn 5G threatens jobs, national security, public safety, and weather forecasting accuracy (see 1, 2, 3, 4). French telecom employees want to stop 5G deployment due to health and economic concerns. Cities AND entire countries have taken action to ban, delay, halt, and limit 5G installation AS WELL AS issue moratoriums on deployment.

Oct 29 05:14

FBI warns of "imminent" ransomware attacks on hospital systems

Federal agencies warned that cybercriminals are unleashing a wave of data-scrambling extortion attempts against the U.S. healthcare system designed to lock up hospital information systems, which could hurt patient care just as nationwide cases of COVID-19 are spiking.

In a joint alert Wednesday, the FBI and two federal agencies warned that they had "credible information of an increased and imminent cybercrime threat to U.S. hospitals and healthcare providers." The alert said malicious groups are targeting the sector with attacks that produce "data theft and disruption of healthcare services."

The cyberattacks involve ransomware, which scrambles data into gibberish that can only be unlocked with software keys provided once targets pay up. Independent security experts say it has already hobbled at least five U.S. hospitals this week and could impact hundreds more.

Oct 28 10:15

SpaceX Reveals Monthly Cost Of Starlink Internet In Its ‘Better Than Nothing Beta’

The pricing for SpaceX’s Starlink beta service in the U.S. appears to have been revealed, after potential users received emails inviting them to sign up to the service.

According to an email posted on Reddit, and confirmed by CNBC, Elon Musk's company will charge users $99 a month initially to use its Starlink service. They will also need to pay $499 for a small satellite dish, mounting tripod, and router from the company.

Oct 28 10:10

Calculator Hacked for Cheating Includes a Secret OLED Screen, Wifi, and Even a Chat Function

To discourage cheating, high schools and colleges limit what gadgets can be brought into an exam, and they require students to use very basic calculators if math is involved. But that doesn’t mean cheating is impossible, it just requires considerably more effort, like upgrading a dumb Casio calculator with a secret screen, wifi, and even messaging functionality.

YouTube’s Neutrino realized that the small solar panel that helped power his Casio fx-991MS scientific calculator was roughly the same size as a tiny OLED display, which looked more or less like a solar cell while it was powered off. But instead of just cracking open the device to upgrade it with a second screen, they took the hack several steps further, adding an ESP8266 wifi module and a rechargeable battery without modifying the physical appearance of the Casio itself.

Oct 28 09:45


The Feds are using the pandemic as an excuse to ID and track millions of innocent American's cellphones inside their homes.

This past August, a Motherboard article revealed the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) had signed a $476,000 contract with Venntel, a cellphone data mining corporation.

Motherboard went on to explain why the Feds signing a contract with Venntel is so troubling.
"The news highlights how law enforcement agencies continue to buy data that may in some cases require a warrant or court order to obtain."
What Motherboard is saying is that the CBP is using Venntel to monitor American's cellphones without a warrant.

"This new contract raises even more concerns about the cozy and ongoing relationship between the federal government and these data brokers, which operate in the shadows and can amass mountains of sensitive personal data without any restrictions," Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, and Chairwoman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform said.

Oct 28 09:36

New Windows 10 update permanently removes Adobe Flash

Microsoft has released a Windows update that removes Adobe's Flash Player before it reaches end of support on December 31, 2020.

Update KB4577586 is part of Microsoft's effort to follow through with plans it announced along with Adobe, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Mozilla in 2017 to end support for Flash by December 2020.

The Flash-removing update is available for all supported versions of Windows 10 and Windows Server, as well as Windows 8.1.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I liked FLASH. I used it to animate fake computer displays for TV shows like LOST, Off The Map, etc.

Oct 28 09:06

Internet “kill switch” activated by Twitter on ALL TOPICS related to the election

After getting caught censoring HunterGate while propping up the Rudy Giuliani Borat prank, Twitter has decided that the easiest way to deal with any more uncomfortable news about the Biden Crime Family is to simply flip the kill switch on all topics related to Election Day.

In an announcement, a Twitter spokesperson explained that it will now be showing all users from the United States special “prompts” pertaining to “topics that are likely to be subject of election misinformation” – meaning anything that could hurt Biden’s chances of winning.

“We’re guessing it can include literally anything that would be detrimental to Democratic nominee Joe Biden, while negative press and conspiracies about President Trump are allowed to run amok at will,” is Zero Hedge‘s take.

Oct 28 09:02

Facebook and Twitter continue to completely blacklist all links from or, waging a war on independent platforms that support Trump

As we approach the most critical election in the history of this nation, we remind everyone that both Facebook and Twitter have, for at least the last six months, completely blacklisted the sharing of any links from or, the free speech video platform.

This means that even people who wish to share important news stories or videos from these two sites are unable to do so on Facebook or Twitter. Google has also blacklisted both domains from nearly all search results.

Through this malicious censorship, Zuckerberg and Dorsey are deciding what the American people are allowed to see and share, and they are targeting pro-Trump, pro-America free speech sites for their most aggressive censorship tactics, utterly stripping away the basic human right of freedom of speech.

Oct 28 05:15


In recent weeks, a fascinating confluence of events has increasingly moved to shed light on various aspects of the British hand running the Five Eyes Global intelligence apparatus spread across the Trans Atlantic.

In Luxembourg, the Court of Justice took a stand against Britain’s GCHQ’s practices of mass surveillance and bulk data collection on October 6 deeming it a “serious threat to national security”. Legal Director Carline Wilson Palow stated: “Today’s judgment reinforces the rule of law in the EU. In these turbulent times, it serves as a reminder that no government should be above the law. Democratic societies must place limits and controls on the surveillance powers of our police and intelligence agencies.”

Only weeks earlier, the U.S. National Security Agency and British Intelligence were both revealed to have been illegally tapping into the strategic Danish communications hub for decades (Denmark is a strategic control point for all European and Eurasian communications).

Oct 27 13:05

Black Cube CEO suspected of running crime organization. Revealed: The Romania interrogation

At the beginning of April 2016, two employees of Israeli private intelligence firm Black Cube were arrested in a raid on the Bucharest Marriot by members of Romania’s Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism.

The two - David Geclowicz and Ron Weiner - were caught with computers used hours prior to hack into the computers of family members and other confidants of Romania’s Laura Codruta Kovesi, then a state prosecutor heading the National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA), charged with leading the country’s anti-corruption efforts.

Oct 27 11:32

New Chrome 0-day Under Active Attacks – Update Your Browser Now

Google released Chrome version 86.0.4240.111 today to patch several security high-severity issues, including a zero-day vulnerability that has been exploited in the wild by attackers to hijack targeted computers.

Tracked as CVE-2020-15999, the actively exploited vulnerability is a type of memory-corruption flaw called heap buffer overflow in Freetype, a popular open source software development library for rendering fonts that comes packaged with Chrome.

Oct 27 11:09

Oculus owners told not only to get Facebook accounts, purchases will be wiped if they ever leave social network

Oculus users, already fuming at Facebook chaining their VR headsets to their Facebook accounts, have been warned they could lose all their Oculus purchases and account information in future if they ever delete their profile on the social network.

The rule is a further binding of the gaming company that Facebook bought in 2014 to the mothership, and comes just two months after Facebook decided all new Oculus users require Facebook accounts to use their VR gizmos, and all current Oculus users will need a Facebook account by 2023. Failure to do so may cause apps installed on the headsets to no longer work as expected.

The decision to cement together what many users see as largely unrelated activities – playing video games and social media posts – has led to a wave of anger among Oculus users, and a renewed online effort to jailbreak new Oculus headgear to bypass Facebook’s growing restrictions.

Oct 27 09:34

Hacker steals $24 million from cryptocurrency service 'Harvest Finance'

A hacker has stolen roughly $24 million worth of cryptocurrency assets from decentralized finance (DeFi) service Harvest Finance, a web portal that lets users invest cryptocurrencies and then farm the price variations for small profit yields.

The hack took place earlier today and was almost immediately confirmed by Harvest Finance administrators in messages posted on the company's Twitter account and Discord channel.

According to these messages, a hacker invested large quantities of cryptocurrency assets in its service and then used a cryptographic exploit to siphon the platform's funds to their own wallets.

In total, the hacker stole $13 million worth of USD Coin (USDC) and $11 million worth of Tether (USDT), according to a transaction ID singled out by Harvest Finance administrators in a subsequent post-mortem investigation.

Oct 27 09:34

Adware found in 21 Android apps with more than 7 million downloads

Google has removed 15 of 21 Android applications from the official Play Store over the weekend following a report from Czech antivirus maker Avast.

The security firm said the apps were infected with a type of malware known as HiddenAds.

Discovered in 2019, this Android adware strain operates by showing excessive and intrusive ads and by opening mobile browsers on ad-heavy or promotional pages.

In a report published today, Avast malware analyst Jakub Vávra said the apps mimicked popular games, and the criminal group behind this operation relied on social media ads and marketing to draw users to their Play Store pages.

Once users installed any of these apps, the HiddenAds malware would hide the app's icon (to make it difficult for users to delete the app in the future) and then start bombarding users with ads.

Oct 27 09:32

Ransomware vs WFH: How remote working is making cyberattacks easier to pull off

The unique conditions of 2020 mean businesses are more reliant on being digitally connected than ever before. Cyber criminals know this, which is why ransomware attacks have become even more pervasive – and effective during the course of this year.

Hackers are breaking into networks of organisations ranging from tech companies to local governments and almost every other sector; encrypting servers, services and files with ransomware before demanding a bitcoin ransom that can be measured in hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars.

Part of the reason for the upswing in successful ransomware attacks is the huge growth of remote working as a result of the pandemic.

Oct 26 09:10

Microsoft will forcibly open some websites in Edge instead of Internet Explorer

Big changes are coming to Internet Explorer.

Starting next month, users trying to access certain websites will see IE refuse to load the URL and automatically open the site in Edge instead.

This forced IE-to-Edge behavior is part of Microsoft's Internet Explorer deprecation plans.

Microsoft has been gradually rolling out the feature for testing purposes for some Windows users since the release of Edge 84 this summer.

However, with the release of Edge 87, scheduled for next month, Microsoft plans to enable the forced IE-to-Edge action for all IE users.

Oct 26 08:03


The federal government has just decided to allow all 19 secret services to use state Trojans. The cabinet has adopted the draft law to adapt the constitutional protection law, which brings it to the Bundestag.

Oct 26 05:06

Beyond Parody: CNN Warns Conservatives Are Seeking to 'Discredit' Facebook & Big Tech Ahead Of Election

Big Tech seizing control of our entire election apparatus, banning right-wing dissidents en masse, rigging search results, giving billions-worth of in-kind contributions to Democrats and tens of millions directly to get-out-the-vote campaigns in Democratic strongholds, and censoring news stories to protect Joe Biden and help defeat Donald Trump is nothing to worry about -- the real threat is conservatives complaining about it online!

Oct 25 10:39

How to Clean Up Your Digital History

ONCE YOU POST something to the internet, it's there forever unless you take steps to remove it (and even then, you may not be successful.) While keeping your digital history around in perpetuity can have its advantages—digging out those tax emails from 2006, looking back on vacations from half a decade ago—it's also worth keeping some parts of our online trails as short as we can.

First, it means nothing from our past can come back and embarrass us. Second, it makes it harder for advertising companies to keep track of what we're up to online. And third (in the case of files and emails at least), it frees up space for new stuff.

If you've decided that you'd rather not have decades worth of tweets and emails hanging around, there are ways to put limits on your digital baggage. Note this is slightly different to stopping sites and networks from tracking you as you make your way around the web, though the two are definitely linked.

Oct 25 10:22

Texting scams are on the rise: report

Scammers are getting serious about texting.

Over the past few months, cybercriminals have launched a large-scale “smishing” (SMS-based phishing) campaign, according to a report from cybersecurity firm Digital Shadows.

In the samples analyzed by Digital Shadows, the scammers masqueraded as major brands including Amazon, USPS, FedEx, Cash App, Netflix, as well as adult entertainment services, unnamed delivery services and payment card or financial services. The SMS messages primarily originated from spoofed U.S. numbers, including 917, 765, 646, 470, 347 or 332 area codes.

Oct 25 07:00

US sanctions Russian CHEMICAL research institute, saying it’s ‘connected’ to Triton computer malware used in foreign cyber attacks

A Moscow research institute involved in developing high-tech S-300 air defense missiles has been blacklisted by the US Treasury Department over alleged “connections” to malware used “against US partners in the Middle East.”

The Central Scientific Institute of Chemistry and Mechanics (TsNIIKhM, or ??????) is “connected to the destructive Triton malware,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin declared on Friday, accusing it of “building customized tools that enabled” the cyber-attack on “a petrochemical facility in the Middle East” that allegedly took place in August 2017.

Oct 25 06:48

Researchers develop new way to detect strokes with iPhone

A group of researchers has created a new way to use Apple's iPhone, the latest iteration of which is now for sale, to diagnose strokes.

Scientists at Penn State University have teamed up with Houston Methodist Hospital to identify the debilitating medical episodes based on abnormalities in a person's speech and facial movements detectable with the iconic smartphone.

Oct 25 06:01


In a blow to privacy that extends the government’s authority to create a web of surveillance, the Virginia Supreme Court has ruled that state and local police are free to use Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) to collect data about the travel and movement of persons throughout the state. Denouncing the fact that Americans cannot even drive their cars without being tracked by the government, The Rutherford Institute had asked the Court to rule in Fairfax County Police Department v. Neal that the use of ALPRs violated a Virginia law restricting government collection of personal information. Mounted next to traffic lights or on police cars, ALPRs photograph over 1,800 license tag numbers per minute, take a picture of every passing license tag number and store the tag number and the date, time, and location of the picture in a searchable database.

Oct 24 16:21

Facebook wants NYU researchers to stop sharing the political ad data it keeps secret

Facebook isn't happy with New York University.

It's because of NYU Ad Observatory, a newly launched research project from the university's engineering school that aims to show how different election campaigns are spending their ad money on the site, and what kinds of voters they're targeting. The research is gathered with help from a data-collecting browser extension.

Facebook let NYU know that the project, which is being driven by the work of more than 6,500 volunteers, runs afoul of the social network's terms of service provision barring bulk data collection. Word of the Oct. 16 letter comes via a Wall Street Journal report that ran late Friday.

Oct 24 09:52


In a blow to privacy that extends the government’s authority to create a web of surveillance, the Virginia Supreme Court has ruled that state and local police are free to use Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) to collect data about the travel and movement of persons throughout the state.

Oct 23 10:55

Phishing groups are collecting user data, email and banking passwords via fake voter registration forms

Days ahead of the US Presidential Election, spam groups are hurrying to strike the iron while it's still hot and using voter registration-related lures to trick people into accessing fake government sites and give away their personal data, sometimes with the group being so bold to ask for banking and email passwords and even auto registration information.

These campaigns have been taking place since September and are still going on today, while the lures (email subject lines) are still relevant.

Spotted by email security firms KnowBe4 and Proofpoint, these campaigns are spoofing the identity of the US Election Assistance Commission (EAC), the US government agency responsible for managing voter registration guidelines.

Subject lines in this campaign are simple and play on the fear of US citizens that their voter registration request might have failed.

Oct 23 06:59

Fort Bragg Deletes Twitter Account After Posting Sexually Explicit Messages

As of early Thursday morning Fort Bragg's verified Twitter account has been deactivated after what the famous and sprawling US Army base in North Carolina initially said was a hack.

Just before the account was deleted (presumably temporarily), the base posted a message saying that sexually explicit messages posted Wednesday were “not the work of our admins.” The statement said, “As many of you may know, there were a string of explicit Tweets from our account this afternoon...”

Oct 23 06:28

Huawei "Outhustles Trump" By Successfully Stockpiling Enough Chips For 5G Rollout

As fully expected and predicted it's now confirmed that that Huawei has successfully thwarted Trump's sanctions by stockpiling chips to ensure their global 5G rollout runs smoothly with no expected major hitches. Bloomberg writes Thursday that it has effectively "outhustled Trump":

Huawei Technologies Co. quietly spent months racing to stockpile critical radio chips ahead of Trump administration sanctions, ensuring it can keep supplying Chinese carriers in their $170 billion rollout of 5G technology through at least 2021.

Oct 22 10:15

Mike Cernovich: It’s time to declare Big Tech to be terrorist organizations and seize their servers to shut them down

The lock downs of 2020 actually began in 2016, when Big Tech started shutting out “non-essential” voices on the internet and censoring their pages, videos and monetization strategies. Big Tech has destroyed lives with their lock downs and have been caught, over and over again, aiding and abetting criminal operations. Because of this, they are nothing more than domestic terror organizations.

Oct 22 06:06


A group of prominent progressive senators is urging the Homeland Security Department to withdraw its proposal to expand the biometric information collection practices of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Sens. Ed Markey, D-Mass., Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., sent a letter to DHS acting Secretary Chad Wolf Friday urging the agency to abandon its biometrics proposal due to privacy concerns, calling biometric data collection “invasive.”

“Expanding biometric-data collection in this manner would chill legal immigration, be inconsistent with our privacy values, and pose disproportionate risks to individuals of color,” the letter reads. “The scope, sensitivity, and invasiveness of the proposed DHS biometric data collection program would amount to an unacceptable escalation of government surveillance.”

Oct 21 12:30

YouTube confirms it will immediately ban all videos that question the “official” vaccine narrative promoted by the corrupt WHO and vaccine companies

YouTube just confirmed they will work with the World Health Organization (WHO) to remove any videos that question the official vaccine narrative promoted by vaccine companies.

The Stalinist WHO has become nothing more than a Big Pharma front group, advancing the interests of vaccine makers. The WHO has made Big Tech its echo chamber, selling Big Pharma’s immunosuppressants, which includes a long list of vaccines that damage cellular immunity. There is no longer a shred of transparency surrounding vaccine science because the WHO is strategically eliminating any dissent about vaccination online.

Oct 20 23:33

The Justice Department just slapped Google with a landmark antitrust lawsuit. That could be bad news for Amazon, Facebook, and Apple

The US Department of Justice filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google Tuesday morning, kicking off a potentially yearslong battle to more heavily regulate the tech giant.

The lawsuit accuses the company of unlawfully maintaining monopolies in search and search advertising. It alleges that Google has used unfair practices to stymie competition, such as paying Apple billions of dollars a year to be the dominant search engine on its devices.

Google is the first tech giant to see major antitrust action since the US government went to battle with Microsoft in the late '90s. It's also not the only company being probed over antitrust concerns. Earlier this month, House Democrats concluded a yearslong investigation, accusing four of the biggest tech companies — Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google's parent company, Alphabet — of monopoly power.Advertisement

Oct 20 11:06

Justice Department Sues 'Monopolist Google' For Violating Antitrust Laws

The Department of Justice on Tuesday announced they filed a much-needed antitrust lawsuit against "monopolist Google" for dominating the search and search advertising markets online.

Oct 20 07:08

WATCH: Province to expand digital services with new action plan

The Ontario government released an action plan today which it states is a roadmap to make public sector services more digitally accessible.

In a press release issued today, the government explained "One of the projects identified in the Action Plan is developing a digital identity, based on digital wallet technology. Starting in January 2021, the government will consult with industry on how the province could introduce a secure digital identity for Ontarians by the end of 2021, allowing citizens to safely verify their identity, online or in person. A digital identity will make life easier and more convenient, while protecting people's data and helping to combat identity fraud."

Oct 20 06:54

Ransomware gang donates part of ransom demands to charity organizations

A ransomware gang has donated a part of the ransom demands it extorted from victims to charity organizations.

Current recipients include Children International, a non-profit for sponsoring children in extreme poverty, and The Water Project, a non-profit aiming to provide access to clean and reliable water across sub-Saharan Africa.

Each organization received 0.88 bitcoin (~$10,000) last week, according to transactions on the Bitcoin blockchain [1, 2].

The sender was a ransomware group going by the name of Darkside.

Active since August 2020, the Darkside group is a classic "big game hunter," meaning it specifically goes after large corporate networks, encrypts their data, and asks huge ransom demands in the realm of millions of US dollars.

Oct 19 12:36

Starlink Internet vs. Other Satellite Providers: How It Compares

SpaceX's Starlink internet is now in beta testing, and promises speeds and performance that rival even the best cable and fiber internet plans.

But how does Starlink measure up to its other satellite broadband internet brethren? We put Starlink satellite internet up against its two U.S. competitors, HughesNet and Viasat Exede, to look at their speeds, data, prices, and network performances. Here's how they compare.

Oct 19 12:25

China And Russia To Join Forces In Space, Set Up A New Satellite Internet Network

China and Russia have started the realization of a joint space program aiming to set up a network of low-orbit satellites for the purpose of making high-speed Internet available to as many users as possible, Maksim Akimov, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, said in a statement.

Oct 19 08:35

Twitter Silences Top Trump COVID Task Force Expert

Social media companies and mainstream media outlets are on a crusade, censoring anyone who challenges the "official" science and narrative behind the COVID-19 virus. It was only last week when Twitter removed New York Post's bombshell stories about Hunter Biden. Then later in the week, Amazon purged political writer James Perloff's latest book, "Covid-19 and the Agendas to Come: Red-Pilled," from its platform for "violating content guidelines."

With America descending deeper into an Orwellian state - Twitter has yet again banned another tweet, this time on Saturday, from Stanford professor and now White House advisor Scott Atlas.

Atlas tweeted Saturday morning that masks do not work to prevent the spread of the virus...

Oct 19 07:33

Cancel culture invited to PlayStation: Sony enables RECORDING of game chats & lets players TATTLE on each other for hate speech

Just months after getting woke on hate speech, Sony has updated its PlayStation system to record players' game-chat conversations and enable users to snitch on each other for saying things that violate the firm's code of conduct.

A software update launched this week for the PlayStation 4 video-game system included an alert, warning users that “voice chats may be recorded for moderation” and that “by joining, you agree to being recorded.” A separate “safety” notice explained that gamers would be able to send recordings of chat conversations to Sony when alleged violations of the “community code of conduct” occur.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I don't own a Playstation, and now I never will!

Oct 19 07:21

Three npm packages found opening shells on Linux, Windows systems

Three JavaScript packages have been removed from the npm portal on Thursday for containing malicious code.

According to advisories from the npm security team, the three JavaScript libraries opened shells on the computers of developers who imported the packages into their projects.

The shells, a technical term used by cyber-security researchers, allowed threat actors to connect remotely to the infected computer and execute malicious operations.

Oct 19 06:15

Smoothie Robot In Walmart Signals Continued Rise Of Automated Fast Food Workers

A robot that makes smoothies was showcased at a Walmart in California signaling the rise of automated workers.

The Mind Unleashed has previously reported on how automated robots were beginning to take over various different jobs, including flipping burgers with Miso Robotics’ Flippy. Now, Walmart has partially got involved in the trend. A new start-up company called, “Blendid” showcased its product at the Fremont Walmart in California this week opening a kiosk, Yahoo News reported.

The stall is open seven days a week and is pitched as a way for customers to place contactless orders for a smoothie. Customers place their orders for a 12-ounce delicious drink and then an autonomous robot whips it up. What’s more, the drink is made in just 3 minutes or less from the time it’s placed.

Oct 18 18:14

Zoom Finally Rolls Out End-To-End Encryption, But You Have To Enable It

Zoom announced Wednesday that, starting next week, it will finally make end-to-end encryption available for all users — both paid and free. This is a huge step toward securing its users' calls, and brings Zoom more in line with end-to-end encrypted competitors like FaceTime and Signal. Of course, there's a rather large catch: You have to turn the feature on yourself.

Oct 18 13:17

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed a consumer fraud lawsuit against two people that accuses them of defrauding people out of $1.6 million in debt collection scams. The scammers are accused of using fake phone numbers to pose as lawyers and law e

A married couple in Phoenix, Arizona, is being sued by the state's attorney general in a consumer fraud case where they are accused of defrauding potentially thousands of people out of more than $1.6 million.

Attorney General Mark Brnovich said Mark Anthony Smith and Deborah Ann Butler of impersonating authorities and using fake phone numbers that appeared to come from courthouses, jails, and sheriff's offices for debts they weren't authorized to collect on.

Smith and Butler threatened to freeze bank accounts, suspend driver's licenses, garnish wages, take away tax returns for possibly thousands of unpaid debts, according to a criminal complaint. They have also been accused of masking their real phone numbers with those of courthouses and sheriff's offices more than 65,800 times to convince people that the calls were legitimate.

Oct 17 17:56

LibreWolf Review - The Privacy Respecting FireFox Alternative!

"Chromium at the core, but without Google"

Oct 17 17:47

LibreWolf Review - The Privacy Respecting FireFox Alternative!

"Chromium at the core, but without Google"

Oct 17 15:26

Nokia wins NASA contract to put a 4G network on the moon. Yes, really.

Soon, astronauts on moon missions won't have any excuse for not answering their texts.

NASA has awarded Nokia of America $14.1 million to deploy a cellular network on the moon. The freaking moon. The grant is part of $370 million worth of contracts signed under NASA's "Tipping Point" selections, meant to advance research and development for space exploration.

Oct 17 08:54

Playstation Will Record Private Voice Chats So Players Can Be Snitched On For Mean Words

Sony has announced that it will allow Playstation users to record in-game voice chats so players can snitch on each other for mean words said during private conversations.

Yes, really.

The game console’s latest update forces users to waive their privacy rights, allowing others to report them and get their accounts banned for speech violations.

“Following this update, users are seeing a notification about Party Safety and that voice chats in parties may be recorded,” Sony announced. “Voice chat recording for moderation is a feature that will be available on PS5 when it launches, and will enable users to record their voice chats on PS5 and submit them for moderation review. The pop up you’re seeing on PS4 right now is to let you know that when you participate in a chat with a PS5 user (post-launch), they may submit those recordings from their PS5 console to SIE.”

Oct 16 11:56


Here is the list of the channels that we know about that were removed just today:

Destroying the Illusion
Joe M
X22 Report
Edge of Wonder
SGT Report
Amazing Polly
Truth & Art TV
Dustin Nemos
Stroppy Me
JustInformed Talk
The Last American Vagabond
Titus Frost
Dollar Vigilante
World Alternative Media

Try to find as many of these as you can on Bitchute or Steemit.

Oct 15 17:41

Robert Brockman: US tycoon charged over historic tax fraud scheme

A US software tycoon has been charged over the biggest alleged tax evasion scheme in American history.

Robert Brockman, chief executive of Reynolds and Reynolds, is alleged to have hidden $2bn (£1.5bn) in income from tax authorities over two decades, using a network of offshore companies.

He was also charged over an alleged fraud scheme involving debt securities.

Mr Brockman appeared by teleconference at a federal court in Houston, Texas, and pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Oct 15 17:02

U.S., UK and other countries warn tech firms that encryption creates ‘severe risks’ to public safety

Lawmakers from countries within the Five Eyes intelligence-sharing alliance have urged tech firms to develop backdoors that allows them to access encrypted messages.

In an open statement, seven nations said that unbreakable encryption technology “creates severe risks to public safety.”

While citizens benefit from additional privacy, law enforcement agencies see end-to-end encryption as a barrier to their investigations.

Oct 15 16:30

How one family’s nightmare illustrates the growing threat of real estate wire fraud

Aaron and Lindsey Fisher and their children found their dream home in Northern California. They were all set to close when everything went wrong. They were hit with what is known as real estate wire fraud.
In the growing scheme, hackers infiltrate legitimate email conversations and send fake wiring instructions.

The FBI says the crime is on the rise and criminals have set their sights on high end homes and expensive markets, like New York, Los Angeles and Palm Beach.

According to the FBI, consumers have lost more than $220 million in schemes like this thus far in 2020, a 13% increase from the same period last year.Documents compiled by the Fishers show the fraudsters emailed digital copies of the real closing documents and wire instructions that looked real from the fake email account

Oct 15 14:08

After Partnering With ADL, PlayStation Releases Update to Spy On Users' Voice Chat For 'Violations'

PlayStation's latest update allows users to snitch on fellow players by recording their voice chat so they can be punished for speech "violations."

Oct 15 12:34

YouTube Bans All Q-Anon Channels Ahead Of Election

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki began purging Q-Anon channels en masse on Thursday morning, effectively banning one of the last vestiges of pro-Trump accounts left on the site just days out from the election.

Oct 15 11:46

'Tech oligarchs' are trying to 'rig the election by denying access to truth'

Sky News host Cory Bernardi says “tech oligarchs” are trying to rig the election by denying access to truth as they refuse to link a story which reveals Joe Biden is a “phony”.

Oct 15 11:35

Twitter Suspends President Trump's Campaign Over Biden Ad

Twitter on Thursday suspended President Donald Trump's campaign just 19 days out from the election for sharing an ad on the New York Post's bombshell report on Joe and Hunter Biden's shady dealings in the Ukraine.