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Nov 27 12:44

Jill Stein’s Twitter Shows Recount Is All About Defeating Trump

ill Stein’s Twitter feed reveals her Pro-Hillary and Anti-Trump positions from promoting Trump Riots to pushing false neo-fascist racism claims.

Nov 27 11:39

Facebook, China, Fake News And The Slippery Slope Of Censorship.

I am really concerned about the future of the Internet now that Obama, Facebook, Google, and China are cracking down on what the call "fake news".

Nov 27 09:30

Germany planning to 'massively' limit privacy rights

Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere is planning a major limitation of privacy rights in Germany, say data protection groups. Germans will no longer have the right to know what data about them is being collected.

Nov 27 09:13

Black Friday Sales Surge To Record $3.34 Billion

E-commerce sales continue to rocket higher as the Black Friday total reached $3.34 billion The move to mobile was even more rapid as sales reached $1.2 billion, up 33% from last year.

Nov 26 15:52

5 Lifesaving Security Measures to Secure Your Home From Intruders

Many believe burglaries are crimes that occur out of desperation, but this isn’t always the case.

Nov 26 12:26

Have YOU updated your iPhone software? Users report upgraded handsets are 'dying' despite having 30% battery power left

Be careful before you install Apple's latest iOS update as the software may be crippling iPhone batteries for some users, according to reports.

Numerous users have reported the problem on the Cupertino firm's official forum, Support Communities.

The bug is said to cause iPhones to shut down when there is still 30 per cent of battery life remaining.

The problem was initially said to be related to the iOS 10.1 software upgrade, but others have also noted issues with the latest 10.1.1 upgrade.

Nov 26 12:02

HILLARY THE SPY? - UPDATED INFO!

Let us start with an historical fact. Treason and betrayal by the highest levels is a common feature of history, whether it is Judas vs Jesus, Brutus vs Julius Caesar, Benedict Arnold, the Rosenbergs, Jonathan Pollard, Aldrich Ames, Robert Hanssen. It is just a fact of life. It does happen.

Back in 1996, when Bill Clinton was running for re-election, he authorized the transfer of highly sensitive technology to China. This technology had military applications and allowed China to close the gap in missile performance with the United States. The transfers were opposed and severely criticized by the Defense Department.

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Since Hillary is still trying to make a play for the White House, this is still a relevant story!

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Nov 26 10:56

Merkel Promises To Rid Internet Of Alternative Media

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has declared war on alternative media outlets that she says are responsible for subverting the government’s control over the public.

Merkel joined the chorus of other world leaders and huge multi-national media outlets who wish to rid the internet of alternative media websites, under the guise of “fighting fake news“.

Speaking in parliament, Merkel claimed that public opinion was being swayed away from establishment politics, claiming that independent news outlets posed a danger to national security.

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"Ve MUST haf KONTROL over ze people! Ve MUST haf KONTROL over ze people! Sieg HEIL!" -- Murky
Note that they are essentially admitting that they control you with lies, fraud, and deception; that choice and Democracy are illusions, and they like it just that way!

You are the revolution!

Nov 26 10:50

Hacker Who Exposed Ohio Rape, Faces More Jail Time Than Rapists

Deric Lostutter, 29 pleaded guilty in federal court earlier this week to one count of conspiracy and one count of making false statements to law enforcement agents after hacking into a site for fans of the Steubenville High School football team, according to court records. He is facing a longer term than the rapists.

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But they can't find the ransomware creators...

Nov 26 10:44

The 20 biggest tech disasters of all time

Sometimes, a small tech problem can lead to something much worse. Here are some of the most critical problems ever caused by faulty software, hardware, and other errors.

Nov 26 09:22

Hackers attack EU executive but no data breach: spokesman

Hackers attacked the European Commission's computers on Thursday, flooding the EU executive's servers with digital service requests, but while connection speeds were affected, there was no data breach, the Commission said.

Nov 26 09:00

Pizzagate - ATTACK on FREE SPEECH? How Soros Can Silence You (as 'Fake News')!

Nov 26 08:44

Artificial Intelligence and Biotech: Striking a Technological Balance of Power

By Tony Cartalucci

During World War 2, nations desperately raced to harness the atom. The United State ultimately won that race, and during their victory lap – being the sole nation to possess nuclear weapons – used them against their enemy Japan … twice.

Tens of thousands of lives were extinguished in the blink of an eye and Japan, already a defeated nation, submitted absolutely to US hegemony which would prevail both over Japan and most of Asia for nearly a century onward...

Nov 26 07:57

Is Wikileaks founder Julian Assange missing? No “proof of life,” fans say

Wikileaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange may have been taken into custody or possibly even killed following an unexpected visit to the Ecuadorian embassy by U.S. Senator John Kerry on Oct. 16,

Nov 25 18:19

Office Depot Caught Selling 'Fixes' for Non-Existent PC Problems

The retailer will no longer use PC Health Check following reports that it was recommending costly fixes for non-existent problems. The Seattle-based KIRO 7 news team recently took a pile of brand-new computers to six Office Depot locations around Portland, Ore. Technicians at four shops claimed the PCs showed "symptoms of malware," and offered to sell repair and protection services for up to $180.

KIRO 7 brought the same computers to local security company IOActive, where experts found no malicious software—let alone any symptoms.

Nov 25 18:13

Can FireEye up the cyber security ante through Microsoft partnership?

Security vendor gains access to data from every Windows 10 device.

Nov 25 16:33

Locky ransomware uses decoy image files to ambush Facebook, LinkedIn accounts

A low-tech but cunning malware program is worrying security researchers after it started spreading rapidly in the past week through a new attack vector: by forcibly exploiting vulnerabilities in Facebook and LinkedIn.

According to the Israeli security firm Check Point, security flaws in the two social networks allow a maliciously coded image file to download itself to a user's computer. Users who notice the download, and who then access the file, cause malicious code to install "Locky" ransomware onto their computers.

Nov 25 16:31

Android Malware Used to Hack and Steal a Tesla Car

By infecting a Tesla owner's phone with Android malware, a car thief can hack and then steal a Tesla car, security researchers have revealed this week.

Nov 25 11:36

Breaking: SOROS BOT Funding Stein Recount At Steady Rate $160k Per Hour

An investigative journalist reports donations to Jill Stein’s recount campaign are being made programmatically at a steady rate of $160,000 per hour

Nov 25 11:32

Great. Now Even Your Headphones Can Spy on You

Cautious computer users put a piece of tape over their webcam. Truly paranoid ones worry about their devices’ microphones—some even crack open their computers and phones to disable or remove those audio components so they can’t be hijacked by hackers. Now one group of Israeli researchers has taken that game of spy-versus-spy paranoia a step further, with malware that converts your headphones into makeshift microphones that can slyly record your conversations.

Nov 25 10:50

Hundreds Of Porn Sites Run Out Of 1 Sleepy English Town

Consett, a sleepy town nestled in the English countryside near the Pennines, is apparently the home of hundreds of porn websites. Sheepish locals say they had no idea.

More than 400 of Consett’s residents work as directors of shell companies for online businesses, which, to the locals’ surprise, sell anything from diet pills to hardcore porn.

Nov 25 09:45

"Netflix tax" may be coming soon to your bill

The Pasadena city council has been taking heat for weeks, after announcing a 9.4 percent tax on streaming video.

They’re calling it a utility, so it can be taxed like water and electricity.

“My constituents do not want this tax,” Tyron Hampton said. “Even if it is just a couple of dollars. It is being taxed twice.”

Pasadena City Councilman Tyron Hampton says the surprise tax was designed to make up for lost tax revenue from people getting rid of cable TV and home phones.

Nov 25 09:04

Revealed: The 48 organisations that can see your entire online browsing history, even if you delete it

The police, NHS and the tax man will now be able to hack into your phones and check your browsing history after the Snoopers' Charter was passed by Parliament last week.

The bill, officially called the Investigatory Powers Bill, forces electronic data to be stored by internet providers for 12 months, which can be subsequently collected by law enforcement.

Now a blogger has created a list of all the people who will be able to request to view your internet history if the bill passes Royal Assent to become law.

Nov 25 08:42

U.S. NAVY: PERSONAL DATA OF SAILORS HACKED

US Navy reports about the unauthorized access to confidential information, including social security numbers of 134386 current and former sailors. Despite the fact that there is no information about the using of this data, but this event is an extremely serious danger.

Nov 25 07:30

Entire internet history of UK citizens to be viewable by government bodies including police, tax agencies, pensions body, and Food Standards Agency within weeks

Organisations including the PSNI, Food Standards Agency and the Department for Work and Pensions will be able to see UK citizens' entire internet browsing history in weeks.

Nov 24 11:42

Pakcoins for Palestinians Project

I have created this thread to start a project to get Pakcoins into the hands(digital wallets) of Palestinians. I have several reasons for starting this endeavor. The main ones are to educate Palestinians, especially those living in the Gaza Strip about digital currencies. One of the other major reasons is that this effort will hopefully lead to greater use of Pakcoin and digital currencies among Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank which will enable them to more easily resist the Israeli economic pressure against them...

Nov 24 11:22

Trump vs. MSM: Donald’s twitter to become No1 source for White House news?

Donald Trump seems to be going to war with the US mainstream media. The president-elect has accused outlets of being dishonest and biased against him.

Nov 24 08:44

US Drivers May Get ‘Locked Out’ Of Smartphones, Apps If Regulators Have Their Way

US road safety regulators want smartphone makers to “lock out” devices and some apps when users are driving. New guidelines also urge “driving mode” to be added to phones’ menus as the government seeks to reduce crashes.

Nov 23 17:11

Software can turn headphones into a MICROPHONE and let hackers listen in from across a room

A new experiment demonstrates how easily hackers can turn your headphones into a microphone to unknowingly eavesdrop in background.

Researcher designed a code called 'Speake(a)r, which 'retasks' a computer's outputs to inputs - allowing them to record audio even when the headphones were in the output-only jack.

Nov 23 16:45

Porn Censors To Ban Spanking, Female Ejaculation & ‘Unconventional’ Sex Acts

Web users in Britain will be banned from accessing porn sites showing “non-conventional” sex acts such as spanking and female ejaculation under a little discussed clause to a bill currently going through parliament.

Nov 23 16:31

Skype Outage Hit Much Of US On Wednesday Morning

Skype users had problems logging in and receiving messages, with the service down across much of the US on Wednesday morning. Northeastern states were the most affected, according to Down Detector. Services started returning after about an hour.

Nov 23 14:05

Surveillance Company Cuts Half Its Staff After Losing Twitter & Facebook Access

CIA-backed Chicago tech company Geofeedia’s hand was forced after Facebook, Instagram and Twitter cut ties with them for their part in helping law enforcement surveil protesters. As a result, Geofeedia let go of 31 of its roughly 60 employees.

Nov 23 14:02

FBI Hacked Into 8k Computers In 120 Countries Using Single Disputed Warrant – Report

The FBI hacked into more than 8,000 computers in 120 countries during an investigation into a child pornography website with just one warrant, a court hearing transcript has shown. It represents the largest known law enforcement hacking campaign to date.

Nov 23 13:52

The Fake Epidemic of Fake News

The outrage over fake news is based on fake news about fake news.

Nov 23 13:41

An Initial Set of Sites That Reliably Echo Russian Propaganda

We have used a combination of manual and automated analysis, including analysis of content, timing, technical indicators, and other reporting, in order to initially identify (“red-flag”) the following as Russian propaganda outlets. We then confirmed our initial assessment by applying whatever criteria we did not originally employ during the red-flag process, and we reevaluate our findings as needed.

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I MADE THE TEAM!!!!!!!! :)

Nov 23 13:21

Twitter Verifies Official Muslim Brotherhood Account

Twitter has verified the official account of the Muslim Brotherhood, after previously banning conservatives, celebrity Trump supporters, and a women’s rights group who criticized Saudi Arabia.

Nov 23 12:25

DICTATOR ALERT - Fake News May Not Be Protected Speech

In the free marketplace of ideas, true ideas are supposed to compete with false ones until the truth wins -- at least according to a leading rationale for free speech. But what if the rise of fake news shows that, under current conditions, truth may not defeat falsehood in the market? That would start to make free speech look a whole lot less appealing.

Nov 23 09:56

Surveillance firm slashes staff after losing Facebook, Twitter data

Business isn't good at a Chicago tech company that was outed last month for its practice of buying social media data and re-selling it to police.

Last month, the American Civil Liberties Union revealed that Geofeedia had been given access to data by Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, which Geofeedia used to build software products for police that the ACLU called "surveillance tools." Facebook and Instagram took cut off Geofeedia's access in September, and Twitter blocked access after reviewing the ACLU report in October.

Losing access to those social media data feeds seems to have had a big impact on Geofeedia's business. A Geofeedia spokesperson today told the Chicago Tribune that it laid off 31 employees out of about 60 total.

Nov 23 09:37

Malware is making ATMs 'spit cash'

A Russian cybersecurity firm has issued a warning about a spate of remotely coordinated attacks on cash machines.

Hacks of banks' centralised systems had made groups of machines issue cash simultaneously, a process known as "touchless jackpotting", said Group IB.

The machines had not been physically tampered with, it said, but "money mules" had waited to grab the cash.

Affected countries are said to include Armenia, Estonia, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Spain and the UK.

Nov 23 09:28

The World Of Young Financers Have No Concerns About Robots Taking Their Jobs.

The youth of our Country are very optimistic about their business futures and the incoming new tech including robots.

Nov 23 09:20

Samsung is adding new obtrusive ads to your old smart TV

If you're Samsung and you want to wring additional cash out of your television business, what do you do? Add annoying advertisements to TVs that people already have in their homes, apparently. The Wall Street Journal reports that Samsung is readying the European expansion of an initiative it started in the United States last June: adding interactive advertisements to the menu bars of its high-end smart TVs. The impact isn't going to be limited just to customers buying new Samsung televisions, either, as the company reportedly plans to use software updates to retroactively bring the ads to older models that people already have in their homes.

Nov 23 09:18

Skype down for much of US

Skype users are having problems logging in and receiving messages, with the service down across much of the US. Northeastern states are the most affected, according to Down Detector.

Much of southern England, Spain, Japan and Ecuador are also facing problems, as well as Moscow and St. Petersburg in Russia.

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I have been dealing with routing issues to the mainland all morning.

Nov 23 09:09

Merkel Declares War On "Fake News" As Europe Brands Russia's RT, Sputnik "Dangerous Propaganda"

Picking up the torch on the most hotly debated topic by the humiliated US mainstream media, namely the spread of so-called "fake news" (not to be confused with Brian Williams lying for years on prime time TV, and which until recently was branded far simply as "conspiracy theory"), German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned on Wednesday against the power of fake news on social media to roil the establishment and to spur the rise of populists, after launching her campaign for a fourth term.

Speaking in parliament for the first time since her announcement Sunday that she would seek re-election next year, Merkel cautioned that public opinion was being "manipulated" on the internet.

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"And that is OUR job, dammit!"

Nov 23 01:26

Israeli Firm Can Steal Phone Data in Seconds

It only takes a few seconds for an employee of one of the world's leading hacking companies to take a locked smartphone and pull the data from it.

Israeli firm Cellebrite's technology provides a glimpse of a world of possibilities accessible to security agencies globally that worry privacy advocates.

The company has contracts in more than 115 countries, many with governments, and it shot to global prominence in March when it was reported the FBI used its technology to crack the iPhone of one of the jihadist-inspired killers in San Bernardino, California.

There have since been reports that Cellebrite was in fact not involved, and the company itself refuses to comment.

Nov 22 21:32

iPhone 'prank' video crashes Apple smartphones

A link to a video, which when watched slows down any iPhone until it crashes, is being used as the latest iPhone crash prank.

The video from the Sina Weibo-backed video-sharing app Miaopai plays normally in the iPhone’s video player, but once the video is finished it can take up to a minute for the iPhone to lock up, requiring a forced reboot to recover it.

Most people are unaware anything has happened, continuing to use their smartphone until it either won’t turn back on or locks up in an app, the home screen or with a spinning loading logo on a black screen.

The bug, which appears to involve the media handling functions of iOS, affects versions of the operating system as far back as iOS 5 and devices from the iPhone 4 to the iPhone 7. The older the smartphone, the faster the lockup occurs.

Nov 22 18:42

Surprise! Another insecure web-connected CCTV cam needs fixing

Siemens has issued a security patch for CCTV cameras that cough up their admin passwords to remote attackers.

The cameras are now sold by Vanderbilt Industries, which acquired the camera business unit from the German industrial giant in 2015. The security bug lies in the web server in the gadgets' firmware, and is present in 16 product ranges under the Siemens brand, including dome, box and bullet-style cameras.

If an attacker finds unpatched device on the internet and sends the right HTTP request, the camera will hand over its admin credentials. "An attacker with network access to the web server could obtain administrative credentials by sending certain requests," reads the advisory for CVE-2016-9155.

Readers will know it doesn't take long for hackers to scan the internet for vulnerable kit, so owners of the Siemens/Vanderbilt cams need to get busy with their patches before they are hijacked.

Nov 22 18:40

Irish eyes are crying: Tens of thousands of broadband modems wide open to hijacking

Eir, Ireland's largest ISP, has tens of thousands of customers with insecure ADSL2+ modems that appear to be vulnerable to remote takeover.

Nov 22 18:37

Hospital info thief malware puts itself into a coma to avoid IT bods

A Trojan targeting US healthcare organizations attempts to avoid detection by going to sleep for prolonged periods after initial infection, security researchers warn.

Symantec estimates that thousands of organizations have been hit by the Gatak Trojan since 2012. The malware is programmed to spread aggressively across an organization’s network once it gets a foothold.

The healthcare sector in particular has been disproportionately targeted – of the top 20 most affected organizations with the highest number of infected computers, 40 per cent were in the healthcare sector, Symantec reports.

Selling healthcare records is a growing trade on cybercrime forums. This could explain the attackers’ heavy focus on the healthcare sector.

Nov 22 18:36

WordPress auto-update server had flaw allowing anyone to add anything to websites worldwide

Up to a quarter of all websites on the internet could have been attacked through a since-patched vulnerability that allowed WordPress' core update server to be compromised.

The since-shuttered remote code execution flaw was found in a php webhook within api.wordpress.org that allows developers to supply a hashing algorithm of their choice to verify code updates are legitimate.

Matt Barry, lead developer of WordPress security outfit WordFence, found attackers could supply their own extremely weak hashing algorithm as part of that verification process, allowing a shared secret key to be brute-forced over the course of a couple of hours.

The rate of guessing attempts would be small enough to fly under the radar of WordPress' security systems.

Nov 22 13:36

Foogle Ready To Kill Independent Media

This week three media goliaths — Facebook, Google, and Twitter, who collectively act as information gatekeepers for the Internet — announced they would begin implementing censorship practices against news sites they deem misleading.

Thereby creating an opportunity for newcomers like seen.life and GAB to grow!

Nov 22 09:38

This Pizzeria Is Not a Child-Trafficking Site

When Mr. Alefantis discovered that his employees were getting similar abusive messages, he looked online to unravel the accusations. He found dozens of made-up articles about Mrs. Clinton kidnapping, molesting and trafficking children in the restaurant’s back rooms. The articles appeared on Facebook and on websites such as The New Nationalist and The Vigilant Citizen, with one headline blaring: “Pizzagate: How 4Chan Uncovered the Sick World of Washington’s Occult Elite.”

None of it was true. While Mr. Alefantis has some prominent Democratic friends in Washington and was a supporter of Mrs. Clinton, he has never met her, does not sell or abuse children, and is not being investigated by law enforcement for any of these claims. He and his 40 employees had unwittingly become real people caught in the middle of a storm of fake news.

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I told you this was a "Poison the well" setup. The corporate media are going to use this created myth to tarnish the Independent media, even though most responsible Independent media refused to touch it. This would be the equivalent of claiming that The Midnight Sun represents what all newspapers are like, but the Corporate Media are desperate. They can't actually find fake news out here, so they make it up and plant it on us, like they did the "no plane at the Pentagon" nonsense!

Nov 22 09:28

Catastrophic botnet to smash social media networks in 2017

Security experts predict that Mirai is far from the end of social media disruption due to botnets.

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Now I wonder who wants social media to go away!

Nov 22 08:51

Hilarious! Liberals Turn to Virtual Reality to Avoid Trump!

Ms. Reinhardt is one of many liberals signing up for a virtual reality app called Liberal America Simulator 2016, which offers its users an alternate universe where Bernie Sanders won the presidency and implemented progressive policies that converted America into a socialist multicultural utopia.

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This is getting a little bit creepy!

Nov 21 15:49

Not a Flashback: Fukushima 2.0! 10+ FT Tsunami After Powerful Earthquake Strikes Japan Off Fukushima

  • NHK: First 3 Foot Tsunami Hists Port of Soma
  • Officials: Evacuate, Warn 2nd and 3rd waves will be higher.
  • NHK Tsunami reports coming in all over Japan.
  • TEPCO: Water circulation as FUKUSHIMA Cooling pools has stopped - NO "IMMEDIATE" Danger - DEJA VU that's what they said last time.

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Nov 21 12:35

United States of Detachment

For years I have been arguing that the Left, Liberals and Progressives are delusional on the verge of total detachment. Hillary Clinton’s astonishing defeat proves that point. Both Clinton and her campaign had been boasting in victorious hubris for months. Their confidence was supported by the entire mainstream media.

On the 9th of November the Washington Post revealed that Hillary and her campaign relied heavily on an algorithm named Ada.

Ada was Clinton’s secret weapon. “It is a complex computer algorithm that the campaign was prepared to publicly unveil after the election as its invisible guiding hand”. Named after a female 19th-century mathematician — Ada, Countess of Lovelace — “the algorithm was said to play a role in virtually every strategic decision Clinton aides made, including where and when to deploy the candidate and her battalion of surrogates and where to air television ads — as well as when it was safe to stay dark.”

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Did they get this from the same people who made the Obamacare website?

Nov 21 11:56

Hackers Force “Bank ATMs to Spew Cash”: Grid Vulnerabilities System-wide

Cybercriminals who once earned millions by breaking into individual online bank accounts are now targeting the banks’ own computers, with often-dramatic results.

In Taiwan and Thailand earlier this year, the criminals programmed bank ATMs to spew cash. Gang members stood in front of the machines at the appointed hour and collected millions of dollars.

Earlier this month, the Federal Bureau of Investigation warned U.S. banks of the potential for similar attacks.

The FBI said in a bulletin that it is “monitoring emerging reports indicating that well-resourced and organized malicious cyber actors have intentions to target the U.S. financial sector.”

The FBI bulletin cited software used by a Russian gang known as Buhtrap. Sometimes the hackers break into the systems that process transactions on banking payment networks; other times they have hit ATM networks directly.

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If this is happening in Russia and Asia, it is only a matter of time before it happens here in the US.

Nov 21 10:28

Second Chinese Firm in a Week Found Hiding Backdoor in Firmware of Android Devices

Security researchers have discovered that third-party firmware included with over 2.8 million low-end Android smartphones allows attackers to compromise Over-the-Air (OTA) update operations and execute commands on the target's phone with root privileges.

Mobile experts from Anubis Networks discovered the problem this week. This is the second issue of its kind that came to light this week after researchers from Kryptowire discovered a similar secret backdoor in the firmware of Chinese firm Shanghai Adups Technology Co. Ltd..

This time around, the problem affected Android firmware created by another Chinese company named Ragentek Group.

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I am starting to think about going back to one of these!

Nov 21 09:08

Second Chinese Firm in a Week Found Hiding Backdoor in Firmware of Android Devices

Security researchers have discovered that third-party firmware included with over 2.8 million low-end Android smartphones allows attackers to compromise Over-the-Air (OTA) update operations and execute commands on the target's phone with root privileges.

Mobile experts from Anubis Networks discovered the problem this week. This is the second issue of its kind that came to light this week after researchers from Kryptowire discovered a similar secret backdoor in the firmware of Chinese firm Shanghai Adups Technology Co. Ltd..

This time around, the problem affected Android firmware created by another Chinese company named Ragentek Group.

Ragentek firmware uses an unencrypted OTA update procedure
Researchers say they've discovered the issue after one of their researchers bought a BLU Studio G smartphone from Best Buy.

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The security implications are intense here for Android users.

Nov 21 08:56

Peter Van Buren On Those Damn Emails

In they end, the emails mattered. How much they mattered – how many votes went to Trump, how many would be-Clinton supporters stayed home, how many voted third party – we’ll never know.

Clinton supporters were surprised the emails mattered at all, because they had been fed a regular and often fully-factually wrong diet by the majority of the media. There was some good reporting on what the emails meant, and how classification works, but it was almost all on right-of-center websites Clinton people did not read, and blithely dismissed as biased when the sites were brought to their attention. And yeah, sometimes things got a bit too partisan in tone, but the facts were also there.

Nov 21 08:23

NYT Advocates Internet Censorship

In its lead editorial on Sunday, The New York Times decried what it deemed "The Digital Virus Called Fake News" and called for Internet censorship to counter this alleged problem, taking particular aim at Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg for letting "liars and con artists hijack his platform."

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Before the NY Times (or any other corporate media outlet) starts talking about fake news, I demand a full acknowledgement and public apology for telling us that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction, that Assad had weapons of Mass Destruction, that Iran was making weapons of mass destruction, that there were torpedoes in the Gulf of Tonkin, no weapons on the Lusitania, no Spanish mine in Havana Harbor that blerw up the USS Maine, and the thousands of other blatant lies used to trick the American people into wars.

Only after they clean up their own house will we listen to them blather about the dangers of "Fake" news!

Nov 21 08:04

Fact checking online is more important than ever

Nov 21 07:37

More Androids carry phone-home firmware

Got a cheap-and-cheerful Android phone from BLU, Infinix, Doogee, Leagoo, IKU, Beeline or Xolo? It might be harbouring some badware in the firmware.

The issue affects phones that use an over-the-air update mechanism from Chinese company according to BitSight researcher Dan Dahlberg and Anubis Networks' João Gouveia and Tiago Pereira.

Since a firmware update runs at root, the phones in question are vulnerable to pretty much anything a malicious server might install. Which means a keylogger, bugging software, or anything else an attacker might contemplate

Nov 20 20:14

Snoping Snopes: Site Reports On Trump University Without Fact Checking Fake Liberal News

The so-called "legitimate fact checker" fails to do a fact check on liberal propaganda and instead reports on Trump University with liberal bias.

As the mainstream media runs amuck with it's crackdown on fake news critics are claiming the crackdown is nothing more than a free speech crackdown on conversation speech.

Facebook CEO has outlined a plan for cracking down on fake news which urges users to use "legitamte fact checking organizations" such as Snopes and Politifact to verify the authenticity of a story.

Critics note, however, that that the fact checking from these organizations have been been just as highly biased against Donald Trump and in Hillary's favor as the corporate media coverage.

Nov 20 16:49

Kayne West Blasts Media In Epic Rant – This is a Matrix Moment Ya’ll Been Lied To

Kayne West goes on another epic rant informing his fans the media has lied to them over and over again and tells the crowd they need to come to terms with reality.

In another epic rant Kayne West told his crowd in Sacramento last night that we are in “a moment in the matrix” and people need to “admit their own falsehoods” to to come to terms with reality because the media has lied to “them over and over and over again.”

In the rant Kayne expressed humility and humbleness and called for unity and like mindedness for every to engage in the the kind of thinking that is needed to Make America Great Again so and strive to build a Utopia on earth within the next 100 years.

In his rant he blasts Hillary Clinton as a relic of the past and the media is following her old ways and if they don’t change they media will get “Hillary Clintoned”

Nov 20 14:57

Free Speech Social Network Gab Growing as Twitter, Facebook Censor Users

In just two weeks since its beta launch, free speech Twitter alternative Gab has already accumulated a waiting list of over thirty-thousand people looking to get onto the platform.
The platform, which is currently accepting users in waves, has also received over 1,300,000 views, while over 120,000 posts have been made on the social network within the past two weeks.

Nov 20 12:24

Twitter Verifies Muslim Brotherhood Account After Purging Conservatives

Twitter just verifed @Ikhwanweb as official Muslim Brotherhood account “Jihad is our way” but conservatives are purged. Let this sink in.

Not only have conservative accounts been purged on Twitter, numerous social networks and the corporate media have launched a campaign to smear numerous conservative websites as being fake news and are making platform changes to censor their free speech and economically disable their sites.

Nov 20 10:40

Twitter just verified Muslim Brotherhood while banning Trump supporters! Meet Gab, The free speech alternative to twitter!

In just two weeks since its beta launch, free speech Twitter alternative Gab has already accumulated a waiting list of over thirty-thousand people looking to get onto the platform.

Nov 20 09:33

Fake Company, Facebook, to Battle Fake News?

We can see that Facebook’s initial funding came from individuals affiliated with US government/intel facilities: the CIA and DARPA. There is no doubt the US government has promoted Facebook around the world. It is an affiliate of the Deep State far more than it is a “private company.”

And what about CNN, excerpted above?

CNN is in a sense a fake news organization just as Facebook is a fake social media facility. CNN reportedly receives payments to promote stories that governments want publicized.

For instance, former CNN reporter Amber Lyon, a three-time Emmy award winner exposed CNN in 2015 for receiving payments from the US government and foreign governments to pick and choose news items

Nov 20 08:32

Zuckerberg Hints At Third-Party News Verification To Fight ‘Fake News’ On Facebook

Facebook may entrust a third party with verifying content to stop so-called ‘fake news’ from spreading, its head said in a post. The social network, which is many people’s primary source of news, has recently been criticized for spreading misinformation.

Outgoing US President Barack Obama launched the war on ‘fake news’ last week, complaining that it may have had an adverse effect on the presidential election. He claimed that social media hosts “much active misinformation” that “looks the same when you see it on a Facebook page or you turn on your television.”

Nov 20 08:29

Facebook's New "Fun & Creative" Filter: a Frighteningly Powerful Facial Recognition Tool

Facebook recently purchased a facial recognition software company that promises to “bring more fun effects to photos and videos” posted on the social media behemoth. The origins of the technology — named “FacioMetrics” — is much more sinister, however, and is likely to be used in much less lighthearted ways. In its announcement of the acquisition, Facebook highlights FacioMetrics’ ability to “allow people to express themselves in fun and creative ways” and to “build even more engaging sharing experiences on Facebook.” There isn’t, however, any mention of how, and more importantly why, FacioMetrics was created.

Nov 19 12:29

This security camera was infected by malware 98 seconds after it was plugged in

Ninety-eight seconds after it jumped on the Wi-Fi, the camera was attacked by a Mirai-like worm that knew the default login and password. The worm (its advance agent, really) checked the specs of its new home and then downloaded the rest of itself onto the device and, had Stephens not locked it down beforehand, would then be ready to participate in all manner of online shenanigans.

Nov 19 10:34

Seen Life - alternative to Facebook!

Lots of freedom-loving people are coming by. Your groups of any size are also very welcome.

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Nov 19 10:25

Facebook’s ad metric problem is becoming Zuckerberg’s headache

Mark Zuckerberg has a credibility problem.

The tech mogul’s Facebook just admitted to finding more “bugs” in the way it measures ads — and once again, those bugs benefited Facebook.

The social-networking giant said Wednesday it has found numerous errors in the ways it calculates how many people view its ads, artificially inflating their perceived value to advertisers and publishers.

Nov 19 10:24

Zuckerberg hints at third-party news verification to fight ‘fake news’ on Facebook

Facebook may entrust a third party with verifying content to stop so-called ‘fake news’ from spreading, its head said in a post. The social network, which is many people’s primary source of news, has recently been criticized for spreading misinformation.

Outgoing US President Barack Obama launched the war on ‘fake news’ last week, complaining that it may have had an adverse effect on the presidential election. He claimed that social media hosts “much active misinformation” that “looks the same when you see it on a Facebook page or you turn on your television.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And just what "Third Party" do you have in mind?

Nov 19 08:53

Dear America, the ‘Fake News’ List Will Slaughter Freedom of Press — and It’s Everyone’s Fault

How a mid-level, associate professor of communications at a college ranking 57th in Regional Universities North by US News trusted collegiate evaluation system appointed herself Queen Gatekeeper of Media Outlets remains a curious open question. However, Melissa Zimdars of Merrimack College nevertheless attempted to do exactly that this week — much to the delight of Hillary Clinton-loyalist corporate media presstitutes around the nation.

Zimdars’ vapid list of, in essence, media outlets to avoid because she said so lacked explanation, justification, reasoning, research, ratiocination, rationale, rectitude, and generally proved she has an agenda that involves insulting the public while pushing an establishment agenda.

In short, a self-appointed false vanguard of journalistic integrity utterly failed a simple task in her class lesson on journalistic integrity — Zimdars let journalistic integrity be damned.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am still insulted I did not get on her list! :(

Nov 19 08:01

Meet The Leftist Professor Who Wrote The 'Hit List' Of "Fake News" Sites

The mainstream media are going wild circulating a viral list of so-called “fake news” websites – and the list includes established news sites like WND, Zero Hedge, Breitbart, Red State, the Daily Wire and Project Veritas – but WND has found a leftist, Trump-bashing assistant professor in Massachusetts who specialized in “fat studies” is behind the effort to target and discredit legitimate news organizations.

Nov 18 15:28

Yandex in English

Nov 18 15:18

Download Yandex Browser

I use it. I think it may be based on Opera as it uses some of their extensions.

Nov 18 15:05

Steve Bannon Interviewed: “It’s About Americans Not Getting F—ed Over”

“I’m not a white nationalist, I’m a nationalist. I’m an economic nationalist. The globalists gutted the American working class and created a middle class in Asia. The issue now is about Americans looking to not get f—ed over.”

Nov 18 14:55

Obama Joins The War Against “Fake News”

By Derrick Broze

In his last days as President of the United States, Barack Obama has decided to join the chorus of mainstream voices taking a stand against “fake news.”

In recent weeks a growing number of pundits within the deadstream (formerly known as the mainstream) media have begun to discuss “fake news” and satire websites and what effect they have on the American public. Some of these pundits are worried that bad information on the Internet paved the way for President-Elect Trump. In fact, a study published Wednesday shows that fake stories related to the election generated more traffic on Facebook than leading stories from “more than a dozen major news sites.”...

Nov 18 12:16

Who is the REAL fake news?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Someone made a video out of that huge graphic below!

Nov 18 10:19

ADL calls for new laws to combat online anti-Semitism

Recommendations include requiring social media platforms to make it easier for users to report abuse.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here is the problem. Just as shills can be hired to load up comment boards, they can be hired to send in abuse reports to shut down a site. There is no mechanism to validate the reports and my site has been blocked many times with bogus reports to various filtering companies and search engines. I have to go through the process of contacting them and asking them to look at my site and see if it actually contains the racism/anti-Semitism/Gay-bashing/Child porn I am accused of. Inevitably, they find there is nothing at my site that matches the complaints and I am restored/unblocked, but it is still a form of harassment to make me waste the time.

What is going on here is that this last election was the wake-up call that the Independent Media has become a force to be reckoned with which is why we are seeing this coordinated attack by corporate media, government, the ADL, etc. They have lost their ability to lie to the people with impunity, and those lies are what they make their money from. Money-junkies do not pay billions of dollars to tell the public the truth. They pay those big bucks to keep the public dumb and obedient. And now the public is waking up, and becoming "uncooperative." So, they have hit the panic button.

I have seen this before.

In the early years of computer animation, we were not considered "real" film makers. We were a bunch of kids up in the San Fernando valley who could make interesting things happen on film, but nobody took us seriously. Then "Jurassic Park" came along and made it clear that CGI was the future and the established visual effects houses went into a panic, trying to smear us for being too costly, too much trouble to work with, no family connections to the "royalty" of Hollywood. Then they tried to buy up all the CGI houses and not knowing anything about it, promptly went out of business. Today CGI reigns supreme and optical printers that once sold for a half million dollars are now rusty lawn decorations.

Another parallel can be found from Gutenberg's rediscovery of movable-type printing, which made books affordable to the middle class. Literacy, once reserved to the nobility, spread across society and the existing order fought it as hard as they could, but in the end, had to adjust to the new reality of a better-informed public.

The same is happening now. Sooner or later corporations and governments will have to adapt to the reality that people are better informed, more skeptical, and because of the internet, double-check everything that comes off that TV screen, our of the radio, or is printed on that wood pulp stuff! :)

Nov 18 09:47

Three Mobile Hack Leaves Data Of Up To 6mn Customers At Risk – Report

A major security breach at the UK’s Three Mobile has potentially exposed the data of up to six million customers, a source told The Telegraph. Three suspected hackers, who reportedly used an employee login to access its database, have been arrested.

Three Mobile, one of the UK’s largest network providers, admitted on Thursday evening that hackers had managed to gain access to its customer upgrade database by using an employee login.

Nov 18 09:02

NY Times Attacks Trump's Twitter Account As Fake News While Lying About Ivanka

The NY Times openly lies about Donald Trump and Ivanka on Twitter while labeling his Twitter account as a media outlet being used to spread fake news.

Last night Donald Trump announced that Ford has reversed their decision to move Lincoln factories to Mexico but instead will work with the Trump administration to keep the factories and the jobs inside the United States.

Of course, this has sparked outrage in the liberal elitist media who immediately went to work claim Donal Trump is lying about the announcement even though it has been confirmed by Bloomberg and other news outlets.

In smearing the announcement, the NY Times attacked Donald Trump's Twitter account as being used as media outlet to spread this fake news.

The NY Times then went onto to spread lies about Ivanka being in charge of Trump's blind trust.

This was done to smear Trump by fabricating a conflict of interest because Trump's daughter attended yesterday's meeting with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Nov 18 08:41

Snapchat’s New Video-Recording ‘Spectacles’ Raises Spying Concerns

Snapchat’s new video specs are going like hotcakes, showing promising signs it won’t be another Google Glass-like disappointment. Yet, amid the Spectacles hype, privacy breach concerns seem to be underestimated.

It has been a full week since Snapchat-maker Snap, Inc. started selling its brand new $129 Spectacles from a vending machine – Snapbots – in Venice, California, right outside the company’s headquarters.

Nov 18 08:39

Merkel With Obama: Internet ‘Disruptive’ Force that Has to Be ‘Contained, Managed, and Steered’ by Government

Apparently blaming this rising populism — politics that are popular with voters — on the internet, the German chancellor implied the internet would have to be subject to restrictive censorship laws as were enacted by many European nations to stem the disruptive effect of the printing press.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sieg HEIL!!!!

Nov 18 08:22

Twitter CEO Apologizes After Backlash Over Promotion Of White Supremacist Ad

Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey has used the social media platform to apologize for the publication of a sponsored ad from a neo-Nazi white supremacist organization on the site – a move that violated the company’s own policy on hate speech.

The company and Dorsey came under fire after a Los Angeles-based musician and writer, Ariana Lenarsky, highlighted the presence of the promoted ad from the neo-Nazi group New Order, just hours after Twitter released a statement on their steps to address online abuse.

Nov 18 08:17

Twitter User Replaces Word 'White' With 'Black,' Gets Banned

A Twitter user conducted an interesting experiment to sniff out double standards in the site's censorship policy concerning race.

The person wrote the same comment on two different accounts with only two words changed, then reported each for abusive behavior.

Nov 17 21:53

Spy Chief Admits US Doesn’t Know How Wikileaks Got Hillary Emails

One more lie has been exposed as Fake news involving a Hillary Clinton lie that was supposedly fact checked and then echoed throughout the corporate media echo chamber.

It's part of a year long pattern of media lies which has resulted in corporate media news outlets losing nearly all of the public's trust.

Just a few weeks ago, Hillary and the democrats were running around blaming everything on the Russians and in the Presidential Debate she lied to the public stating the WikiLeaks emails shouldn't be trusted because they were hacked by Russia.

Nov 17 18:02

Mark Zuckerberg's Pinterest account hacked again

For all the things tech billionaire Mark Zuckerberg has accomplished over the years, properly handling his personal Pinterest account isn’t one of them.

For the second time this year, Mark Zuckerberg’s Pinterest account has been hacked. On Tuesday, notorious hacker group OurMine managed to get hold of Zuck’s account, and changed his bio with their signature tagline "Don’t worry, we are just testing your security." The account has been restored.

Nov 17 16:13

Three Mobile cyber hack: six million customers' private information at risk after employee login used to access database

Tne of Britain's biggest mobile phone companies has admitted to a major cyber-security breach which could put the personal data of millions of customers at risk.

Three Mobile admitted that hackers have successfully accessed its customer upgrade database after using an employee login.

Sources familiar with the incident told the Telegraph that the private information of two thirds of the company's nine million customers could be at risk.

Nov 17 13:50

GOOGLE, CORPORATE PRESS LAUNCH ATTACK ON ALTERNATIVE MEDIA

On November 15, U.S News and World Report released an article by Rachel Dicker providing a list of “fake sites” to “avoid at all costs.” On the list, Activist Post was prominently noted as being “fake” or, more accurately to the point of the article, a “propaganda” site. This article comes shortly after an announcement by Google that it would be prohibiting “fake” and “misrepresentative” sites from using its “Adsense” program. The company stated to Reuters that, “Moving forward, we will restrict ad serving on pages that misrepresent, misstate, or conceal information about the publisher, the publisher’s content, or the primary purpose of the web property. This policy includes fake news sites, the spokesperson confirmed. Google already prevents its AdSense program from being used by sites that promote violent videos and imagery, pornography, and hate speech.

Nov 17 10:18

iPhone sends call logs to Apple servers even when iCloud backup switched off

Elcomsoft – the Russian company which sells iPhone cracking tools to governments and corporations – says that iPhones send near real-time call logs to Apple servers even when iCloud backup is switched off, and that these logs are stored for up to four months.

Nov 17 10:16

Britain has passed the 'most extreme surveillance law ever passed in a democracy'

The law forces UK internet providers to store browsing histories -- including domains visited -- for one year, in case of police investigations.

Nov 17 08:55

NSA SECRET SPYSCRAPER

Nov 17 07:21

The NSA’s Spy Hub in New York, Hidden in Plain Sight

THEY CALLED IT Project X. It was an unusually audacious, highly sensitive assignment: to build a massive skyscraper, capable of withstanding an atomic blast, in the middle of New York City. It would have no windows, 29 floors with three basement levels, and enough food to last 1,500 people two weeks in the event of a catastrophe.

But the building’s primary purpose would not be to protect humans from toxic radiation amid nuclear war. Rather, the fortified skyscraper would safeguard powerful computers, cables, and switchboards. It would house one of the most important telecommunications hubs in the United States — the world’s largest center for processing long-distance phone calls, operated by the New York Telephone Company, a subsidiary of AT&T.

Nov 17 07:18

President Trump, Nationalize Social Media

“We are encouraged by the decisions taken by Twitter. Now it is a matter of whether they are carried out,” Beirich said. “Obviously, well-known white supremacists violate these terms of service and we are glad it appears that Twitter has chosen to step up on these issues.” -- SPLC

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The problem is that in the current climate, anyone supportive of President Trump is being declared a White Supremacist and silenced. But Twitter and SPLC are not at all concerned about the BLM tweets calling for whites to be made a minority, or in extreme cases "exterminated!"

It appears that there is a campaign to silence opposition to Hillary ahead of her push to hijack the electoral college and buy the Presidency out from under Trump!

Given the obvious imposed biases by Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc. it is not unreasonable to impose some mechanism that preserves the First Amendment rights of Americams. While nationalization might be seen as too extreme, a taxpayer funded public social media system looks like an ideal solution to me!

Nov 16 13:15

Microsoft sued by Kaspersky Lab for unfair competition

Russia's Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) has filed a lawsuit against Microsoft after receiving a complaint from Kaspersky Lab, Russia's leader in antivirus software. The U.S. corporation is suspected of forcing customers to use its Windows Defender antivirus program. While Microsoft counters that it never violated Russian law, other antivirus producers support Kaspersky's complaints...

Nov 16 13:02

Twitter Initiates Mass Purge Of Prominent Alt-Right Accounts Following Trump Victory

Twitter has initiated a major purge of prominent accounts associated with the alt-right exactly a week after GOP President-elect Donald Trump’s stunning electoral victory.

Nov 16 11:00

Chaffetz Vows to Continue Hillary Clinton Investigations

"This is the largest breach of security, perhaps, in the history of the State Department," Chaffetz said of Clinton's alleged mishandling of state secrets.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Nov 16 06:46

Security bods find Android phoning home. Home being China

Security researchers have uncovered a secret backdoor in Android phones that sends almost all personally identifiable information to servers based in China.

The firmware is managed by Shanghai Adups Technology, and according to the company, is contained on over 700 million phones worldwide, including phones available in the United States.

Adups says that the firmware provides companies with data for customer support, but an analysis by Kryptowire revealed that the software sends the full bodies of text messages, contact lists, call history with full telephone numbers, and unique device identifiers including the International Mobile Subscriber Identity and the International Mobile Station Equipment Identity.

Or, in other words, everything that you would need to keep someone under surveillance.

Nov 16 06:45

Adobe fined a whole million dollars for 2013 mega-breach

Try getting your Board to take security seriously when perps are flogged with wet lettuce

Nov 16 06:43

Gone in 70 seconds: Linux can be owned by holding Enter key

Attackers with a little more than a minute to spare can compromise Linux boxes by holding down the Enter key for 70 seconds, an act that gifts them a root initramfs shell .

The simple exploit exists due to a bug in the Linux Unified Key Setup (LUKS) used in popular variations of Linux.

With access to the shell, an attacker could then decrypt Linux machines. The attack also works on virtual Linux boxen in clouds.

Debian and Fedora are confirmed as suffering from this problem.

Nov 16 06:01

RED ALERT: Corporate Media’s War on ‘Fake News’ Is Being Used to Silence Dissent and Alt Media

Reports about Facebook’s and Google’s nascent battle against purported “fake news” must be considered in solemn gravity — not because there are bogus articles circulating — but because, in actuality, it constitutes a war on legitimate, factual information and dissenting opinion.

Certainly, many of us grumble when an article about aliens invading New York City passes through our newsfeeds only to be taken seriously — but the so-called “problem” of “fake” news Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is referring to isn’t targeting such vapid content.

What Facebook will target, however, should concern all of us.

Nov 15 14:34

FBI Gains Access To Tweet-Mining App Despite Twitter Snooping Ban

The FBI has gained access to Twitter-linked analytics tool Dataminr, citing the use of Twitter by terrorist organizations. But that appears to violate Twitter’s fine print, which forbids its data from being used to “investigate, track, or surveil” users.

The bureau hired Dataminr last week to provide an “advanced alerting tool” to over 200 users, The Verge reported.

Nov 15 13:28

YOUR GOVERNMENT WANTS TO MILITARIZE SOCIAL MEDIA TO INFLUENCE YOUR BELIEFS

A global conference of senior military and intelligence officials taking place in London this week reveals how governments increasingly view social media as “a new front in warfare” and a tool for the Armed Forces.

The overriding theme of the event is the need to exploit social media as a source of intelligence on civilian populations and enemies; as well as a propaganda medium to influence public opinion.

A report from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) last month revealed how a CIA-funded tool, Geofeedia, was already being used by police to conduct surveillance of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to monitor activists and protesters.

Nov 15 12:00

Your Government Wants to Militarize Social Media to Influence Your Beliefs

A global conference of senior military and intelligence officials taking place in London this week reveals how governments increasingly view social media as “a new front in warfare” and a tool for the Armed Forces.

The overriding theme of the event is the need to exploit social media as a source of intelligence on civilian populations and enemies; as well as a propaganda medium to influence public opinion.

A report from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) last month revealed how a CIA-funded tool, Geofeedia, was already being used by police to conduct surveillance of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to monitor activists and protesters.

Although Facebook and Twitter both quickly revoked Geofeedia’s access to their social feeds, the conference proves that social media surveillance remains a rapidly growing industry with no regulatory oversight. And its biggest customers are our own governments.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This means that all peace activists who abhor violence, and never advocate for it, must work more closely together to get the facts out, as honestly as humanly possible, so that people can make truly educated, critical-thinking informed decisions, when governments advocate for war, which governments (particularly that of the US Government), will consistently do for economic reasons.

Please consider WRH as your antidote to those who advocate for war and destruction.

As a Christian pacifist activist, the concept of this site as a "peacefeedia.com" site feels good to me; just the facts, peacefully, and powerfully presented.

Nov 15 10:47

I’m Sorry Mr. Zuckerberg, But You Are Wrong

There’s plenty of blame to go around. I don’t believe Facebook is responsible for the election. I believe it deserves maybe 1–2% of the blame. But as we’ll see, that is more than enough.

Nov 15 10:37

JULIAN ASSANGE:  ‘GOOGLE IS NOT WHAT IT SEEMS’… THEY ‘DO THINGS THE CIA CANNOT’

Julian Assange cautioned all of us a while back, in the vein of revelations similar to those provided by Edward Snowden, that Google — the insidious search engine with a reputation for powering humanity’s research — plays the dark hand role in furthering U.S. imperialism and foreign policy agendas.

Now, as the Wikileaks founder faces days of questioning by a Swedish special prosecutor over rape allegations inside his Ecuadorian Embassy haven in London today — and particularly in wake of the presidential election — Assange’s warning Google “is not what it seems” must be revisited.

Nov 15 09:41

Establishment Media Declares War On Their Competition as “Fake News”

By Activist Post

The establishment media is dying. This is not a biased view coming from “alternative media,” it is a fact borne out by metrics and opinion polls from within the establishment itself. It was true before the recent election, and is guaranteed to accelerate after their shameless defense of non-reality which refused to accept any discontent among the American population with standard politics.

Now, with egg on their face after the botched election coverage, and a wobbling uncertainty about how they can maintain multiple threads of a narrative so fundamentally disproven, they appear to be resorting to their nuclear option: a full shut down of dissent...

Webmaster addition:Saddam's nukes, Assad's gas, torpedoes in the Gulf of Tonkin, human-caused global warming; and they have the nerve to say WE are fakes?!?

Nov 15 09:01

Google Will Punish "Fake News" Websites By Halting Ads

One of the more perplexing theories to emerge explaining the failure of Hillary Clinton's presidential bid, is that popular news curators and aggregators such as Google and Facebook had distributed news created by "fake" and "false" websites, thus influencing public opinion. So, in an attempt to curb such websites, a move some consider tantamount to censorship, Google and Facebook announced measures aimed at halting the spread of "fake news" on the internet by targeting how the creators of this alleged "phony content" make money: advertising.

Nov 15 00:05

Yandex Browser Download

A Russian browser based on Chromium with Opera extensions put out by the Russian Search Engine Yandex. Works pretty good.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yandex_Browser

Nov 14 20:23

Kaspersky founder calls out Microsoft for AV shenanigans

In a long-winded blog post that rambles and takes 300 words to get to the point, he criticizes Microsoft's walled garden approach to Windows 10, something MacOS has done forever, but then he gets to the main point: Windows 10 does everything it can to disable third-party AV programs and use only Microsoft's products.

"When you upgrade to Windows 10, Microsoft automatically and without any warning deactivates all ‘incompatible’ security software and in its place installs… you guessed it—its own Defender antivirus. But what did it expect when independent developers were given all of one week before the release of the new version of the OS to make their software compatible?" he writes.

"Even if software did manage to be compatible according to the initial check before the upgrade, weird things tended to happen and Defender would still take over," he adds.

Nov 14 15:59

Is Microsoft Purposefully Degrading/Crashing Internet Explorer to Bully Users into Upgrading to Windows 10 & Edge?

It had already gone to extremes to get Windows 7 users – a reasonably happy crowd, unlike the Windows 8 crowd – to upgrade for “free” to Windows 10. The inescapable desktop harassment-and-interdiction campaigns from Microsoft finally stopped a few months ago, and Windows 7 users could go about their business unmolested. The survivors all knew: If someone is trying to push you that hard to “upgrade” to a “free” program that took years and thousands of people to put together, it’s a sign that you are the product, and you’re going to get sold.

But when Microsoft threw in the towel on its Windows 10 harassment-and-interdiction campaign, at about that time, IE, never particularly stable, became very unstable. And it has gotten worse since.

Nov 14 12:02

NHS send-to-all email causes turmoil

An email that was accidentally sent to all the NHS's staff in England has caused havoc.

One of the health system's employees fired off the message on Monday morning without realising they had copied in 840,000 of their co-workers.

The action quickly clogged up the system and was exacerbated by users hitting "reply all" to complain.

Nov 14 12:01

AdultFriendFinder network hack exposes 412 million accounts

Almost every account password was cracked, thanks to the company's poor security practices. Even "deleted" accounts were found in the breach.

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