Mar 13 06:20

Questions for TSA after reports of laptop and phone searches on domestic flights

There are a growing number of reports of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) searching the electronic devices of passengers on domestic flights in the US, according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which has sued the federal agency for records.

The ACLU Foundation of Northern California filed a lawsuit against the TSA on Monday demanding that the government disclose its policies for searching the computers and cellphones of domestic travelers, arguing that anecdotal accounts have raised concerns about potential privacy invasions.

“We’ve received reports of passengers on purely domestic flights having their phones and laptops searched, and the takeaway is that TSA has been taking these items from people without providing any reason why,” the staff attorney Vasudha Talla told the Guardian. “The search of an electronic device has the potential to be highly invasive and cover the most personal details about a person.”

Mar 13 05:55

Masturbation hacks and consent advice: how YouTubers took over sex education

When Lily was at school, she remembers the boys and girls being separated for a sex education class. The boys were given one booklet; the girls another. “In the boys’ booklet, there was a section on masturbation and there wasn’t in the girls’ booklet,” she says. “A girl put her hand up and said: ‘Why don’t we have that?’ and one of the teachers said: ‘Girls don’t do that, that’s disgusting.’ It shouldn’t be a shameful thing to talk about. It can be a bit awkward and embarrassing, but we should be talking about it.”

Mar 13 05:54

Muslim Cyber Army: a 'fake news' operation designed to derail Indonesia's leader

Police in Indonesia believe they have uncovered a clandestine fake news operation designed to corrupt the political process and destabilise the government.

In a string of arrests across the archipelago in recent weeks, authorities have revealed the inner workings of a self-proclaimed cyber-jihadist network known as the Muslim Cyber Army (MCA).

The network is accused of spreading fake news and hate speech to inflame religious and ethnic schisms; fan paranoia around gay men and lesbians, alleged communists and Chinese people; and spread defamatory content to undermine the president.

Police say the network was orchestrated through a central Whatsapp group called the Family MCA.

Mar 13 05:07


Video from Australian Brendan O'Connor. Brendan has spent time in Australian and New Zealand jails for telling the truth.

In addition to what Brendan reports it's interesting to note that the hard-wired back-door recently discovered was in Intel X86 CPUs manufactured after 2008. 2008 was the year Intel started manufacturing these CPUs in Israel.

Now you, too, can disable Intel ME 'backdoor' thanks to the NSA

Mar 12 16:26

Potent malware that hid for six years spread through routers

Researchers have discovered malware so stealthy it remained hidden for six years despite infecting at least 100 computers worldwide.

Slingshot—which gets its name from text found inside some of the recovered malware samples—is among the most advanced attack platforms ever discovered, which means it was likely developed on behalf of a well-resourced country, researchers with Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab reported Friday. The sophistication of the malware rivals that of Regin—the advanced backdoor that infected Belgian telecom Belgacom and other high-profile targets for years—and Project Sauron, a separate piece of malware suspected of being developed by a nation-state that also remained hidden for years.

Mar 12 16:22

Microsoft again forced upgrades on Win10 machines specifically set to block updates

When Microsoft released Win10 Pro Creators Update, version 1703, it included the ability to control updates. Some would argue (and I still do) that the ability to readily block updates is the most important feature of 1703 — and the single reason why individual Window 10 customers should spring for Win10 Pro, instead of Win10 Home.

Now, for the third time since its release in April 2017, Microsoft has simply ignored those blocks and moved machines on to the Fall Creators Update, version 1709, without warning or explanation.

Confirmation of the latest fiasco arrived last Friday evening, as part of a note appended to the end of a Knowledge Base article, KB 4023814.

Mar 12 16:17

SESTA Bill Will Not Prevent Sex Trafficking But Will Silence Online Speech

House Bill 1865, known as FOSTA, passed with an overwhelming majority last week. The vote on Senate Bill 1639, the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA), is expected this week. While the sponsors of these bills contend that they are aimed at stopping sex trafficking, neither bill actually helps sex trafficking victims confront their abusers and instead both focus on curtailing online speech. Even sex workers oppose the bills, which are likely to make consensual sex work more dangerous. The National Coalition Against Censorship joins with our allies in the free speech community to oppose this bill.

The goal of the SESTA bill–preventing the exploitation of children and adults by abusive traffickers–is laudable. Unfortunately that is not what this bill will actually do. The bill centers on internet communications and applies overly broad restrictions that will chill protected free speech online.

Mar 12 16:14

MOSQUITO Attack Allows Air-Gapped Computers to Covertly Exchange Data

Air-gapped computers are believed to be the most secure setup wherein the systems remain isolated from the Internet and local networks, requiring physical access to access data via a USB flash drive or other removable media.

Dubbed MOSQUITO, the new technique, discovered by a team of researchers at Israel's Ben Gurion University, works by reversing connected speakers (passive speakers, headphones, or earphones) into microphones by exploiting a specific audio chip feature.

Two years ago, the same team of researchers demonstrated how attackers could covertly listen to private conversations in your room just by reversing your headphones (connected to the infected computer) into a microphone, like a bug listening device, using malware.

Mar 12 14:32

Coincheck Hackers Have Already Laundered 40% of 500 Million Stolen NEM

The hackers behind the record-setting Coincheck theft have successfully laundered 40 percent of the approximately 500 million NEM tokens (XEM) they stole from the exchange in January, cybersecurity consultants say.

Citing research from Tokyo-based consultancy group L Plus, Nikkei reports that the hackers have laundered an estimated 200 million XEM, worth $79.3 million on the open market at the time of writing.

However, it is likely the hackers made far less than that figure, as evidence indicates the funds were likely laundered through dark web channels since the NEM Foundation and reputable cryptocurrency exchanges have been working together to blacklist the stolen funds.

Mar 12 08:20

The internet will be 'weaponised at scale' by criminals unless Google and Facebook are better regulated, warns web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee

'In recent years, we've seen conspiracy theories trend on social media platforms, fake Twitter and Facebook accounts stoke social tensions, external actors interfere in elections, and criminals steal troves of personal data,' Berners-Lee wrote in an open letter marking the 29th anniversary of his invention.

The concentration of power among a small number of platforms - including Twitter, Facebook and Google - has caused these problems to get worse, he said.

These companies 'control which ideas and opinions are seen and shared'.

'What was once a rich selection of blogs and websites has been compressed under the powerful weight of a few dominant platforms,' Berners-Lee wrote.

Mar 12 07:19

'More dangerous than nukes': Elon Musk still firm on regulatory oversight of AI

The man building a spaceship to send people to Mars has used his South by Southwest appearance to reaffirm his belief that the danger of artificial intelligence is much greater than the danger of nuclear warheads.

Mar 12 06:43

Sadiq Khan Warns Silicon Valley on ‘Hate Speech’ and Fake News, Blames Donald Trump

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has warned major technology companies such as Facebook and Twitter to do more on the issue of “hate speech,” or face fines and greater regulation.

Talking to the BBC ahead of the South by Southwest (SXSW) technology festival in Austin, Texas, Khan said that companies must be “chivvied and cajoled to take action.”

“We have evolving economies, which means we should have evolving regulations,” he said. “For too long politicians and policymakers have allowed this revolution to take place around us and we’ve had our heads in the sand.”

Mar 11 18:09

Auto manufacturers are asleep at the wheel when it comes to security

Cars are getting smarter every year but their increasing computational power isn’t being backed up by good IT security practices – hacking them is child’s play.

That’s the conclusion of a series of speakers at the Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit. These security researchers have demonstrated how easy it is to introduce software into vehicles to steal data, take control of vital functions, get around alarm and electronic key systems and even crash the car.

“Most cars these days are essentially computers running on four wheels,” said Stefan Tanase, principal security researcher at Romanian network testing shop Ixia.

“The only difference is when you have a problem with computer it won’t affect your physical security, but a car can put your life in danger and automotive security is something that the industry needs to take seriously.”

Mar 11 18:01

Only Half of Those Who Paid a Ransomware Were Able to Recover Their Data

A massive survey of nearly 1,200 IT security practitioners and decision makers across 17 countries reveals that half the people who fell victim to ransomware infections last year were able to recover their files after paying the ransom demand.

Mar 11 10:18

APT Hackers Infect Routers to Covertly Implant Slingshot Spying Malware

Security researchers at Kaspersky have identified a sophisticated APT hacking group that has been operating since at least 2012 without being noticed due to their complex and clever hacking techniques.

The hacking group used a piece of advanced malware—dubbed Slingshot—to infect hundreds of thousands of victims in the Middle East and Africa by hacking into their routers.

According to a 25-page report published [PDF] by Kaspersky Labs, the group exploited unknown vulnerabilities in routers from a Latvian network hardware provider Mikrotik as its first-stage infection vector in order to covertly plant its spyware into victims' computers.

Although it is unclear how the group managed to compromise the routers at the first place, Kaspersky pointed towards WikiLeaks Vault 7 CIA Leaks, which revealed the ChimayRed exploit, now available on GitHub, to compromise Mikrotik routers.

Mar 11 10:12

Russia will launch 'major cyber attack' if UK applies new sanctions, experts warn

BRITAIN should brace itself for a major cyber attack by Russia if Theresa May applies tough new sanctions against Moscow following the attempted assassination of Sergei Skripal, experts warned last night.

Mar 11 09:47

Israel’s Online Shadow Operations

Numerous well funded, organized projects by and for Israel work to flood social media with pro-Israel propaganda, while blocking facts Israel dislikes. The projects utilize Israeli soldiers, students, American teens and others, and range from infiltrating Wikipedia to influencing YouTube. Some operate out of Jewish Community Centers in the U.S.

Mar 11 09:46

Five Senators And A Big Pharma Trade Association Urge Tech Companies To Censor Drug And Pharmacy Websites

In a report by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), published today, it was revealed that five Senators – three Democrats and two Republicans – wrote letters to four big tech companies, calling for censorship of drug information. Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, and Pinterest were contacted and accused of facilitating trade in prescription drugs and illegal narcotics.

These letters, which according to the EFF are nearly identical, were separately written but sent around the same time last month. Interestingly, the letters were announced in a mailing list to members of the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP).

Mar 11 09:41

"Flippy" The Burger-Flipping Robot Taken Offline After First Day

The Robot uprising has had a minor setback as a Pasadena burger joint was forced to take its brand new burger-flipping robot, "Flippy," offline after the first day due to slow performance, reports USA Today.

Except, it wasn't Flippy's fault.

Mar 11 08:49


Brain implants or other types of neural links, such as Brain Computer Interfaces (BCIs) between the brain, the internet, and the cloud, are quickly entering the realm of science rather than science fiction.

Mar 10 11:24

Amazon Smart Device Owners Can Now Become Spies For UK Police

By Nicholas West

The use of information obtained by smart devices is already threatening to rewrite the criminal justice system in America. I’ve covered various cases that seriously call into question what place the protections afforded by the U.S. Constitution will have in a future filled with in-home surveillance disguised as consumer entertainment.

However, until this point, the data transmitted or stored in items like Amazon Echo, Fitbit, or Smart Meters have been called upon as after-the-fact investigative tools by police. It appears, now, that police in the UK are establishing a far more open relationship with the users of these devices in what looks like a preemptive capacity...

Mar 10 08:18

We Were Warned In 2014 – United Nations Global Internet Censorship – Living Under UN Control.

In 2014, Fox News warned us of what was to come, but that was in 2014. Now it is 2018, and Internet Censorship is indeed occurring. There is much more to this story, and I have gone back in time to research the many facets of this complex manifestation. It is shocking, but we should have seen it coming. The two instigators and partners are Barack Obama and the United Nations, and they have accomplished a completion in global governance.

The first aspect is the present censorship, which has now encompassed Alternative Media. It has been in the works since Obama became President. We have been aware that Obama has a very close relationship with the United Nations. That relationship was in fact preplanned and forged in global governance by the United Nations. You could call it the New World Order, Agenda 21/30, Mark of the Beast, or the Deep State take over of the United States. They are all one in the same.

Mar 10 07:41


Last week, Google confirmed that it has provided artificial intelligence software to assist the United States military and intelligence apparatus in analyzing data as part of its drone war and assassination program in the Middle East and beyond. The website Gizmodo, which first broke the story, reported that the military program using Google is called Project Maven. A military report announcing the project last year said it “focuses on computer vision—an aspect of machine learning and deep learning—that autonomously extracts objects of interest from moving or still imagery.”

Mar 10 07:34

Freedom Resources 4 U

Breaking away from the Client - Server Model - and Corporate Limits

Time to control whims of FB, Utube, Goog Twit

Don't Forget to Check on the Apps You Use...

Privacy and tracker reports for popular apps

(a good reason to avoid them)

Mar 10 07:33

P2P Web Torrent Applications

Who is using WebTorrent today?

WebTorrent is still pretty new, but it's already being used in cool ways:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One way to get around the censorship of the corporate social media giants.

Mar 09 17:47

YouTube Purge: The End Of Freedom Of Expression Or The Great Awakening For Alternatives?

By Aaron Kesel

The censorship is ramping up as YouTube has begun deleting channels at a rapid rate including more recently a friend of Activist Post, Health Ranger Mike Adams of Natural News. I spoke to YouTube alternative BitChute for their opinion on the recent purge against independent thoughts and how we are literally walking into George Orwell’s 1984, where YouTube, Google, Twitter, Facebook and other companies are playing the purveyors of truth.

But first, here is a rundown of a list of accounts that have been suspended by YouTube in the past few weeks, many of whom this author is friends with...

Mar 09 13:47

New Orleans And Detroit Are Models For The Urban Police State

By Derrick Broze

Detroit and New Orleans are quickly becoming examples of a city under total surveillance. How can you prevent your hometown from becoming a Surveillance State?

New reports on the increasing amount of surveillance conducted by police in New Orleans and Detroit are causing concern among local residents. The Intercept recently reported on the $40 million surveillance grid being erected in the city under the guise of a “public safety plan”...

Mar 09 10:13

The cyberwar that never happened: How Obama backed down from a counterstrike against Russia

In the summer of 2016, as evidence mounted of Russian meddling in the U.S. election, a team in the White House began work on a far-reaching counterstrike against Russian media, the Kremlin oligarchy, and Putin personally — plans that were shelved when President Obama’s national security adviser, Susan Rice, ordered the staffers to “stand down.”

Mar 09 09:55

10 powerful things you can do NOW to take back your freedom from the “techno tyrants”

Your ability to speak freely is under extreme assault as YouTube, Facebook, Google and Twitter are now pursuing the most outlandish censorship purge they’ve ever attempted. (They’re going for broke to desperately try to control the narrative on everything…)

Mar 09 09:11


Yes, you read the title correctly, the JIDF are now asking the US government to censor and investigate people who criticize Israel online. This should be a wake up call to anyone who reads this post! The country wanted “change” when they overwhelmingly elected Obama. People expected to see a roll back of the civil rights intrusions that Bush so happily implemented using the Politics of “fear” to establish a United States of Big Brother America. Israel was a big part of creating these “Politics of Fear” that the world is now hopefully waking up from. These politics can be very simply stated in one sentence really; “Muslims=BAD Israel/USA=GOOD” and the public need not know anything other than that, trust your Government, they know best how to take care of you lowly peons.

Mar 09 08:37

Let's never forget how Equifax screwed us all over by hiring a Music major to head security

- leading to a huge breach.

We want skill, not virtue signals!

Mar 09 08:27

Russian researchers expose breakthrough U.S. spying program

The U.S. National Security Agency has figured out how to hide spying software deep within hard drives made by Western Digital, Seagate, Toshiba and other top manufacturers, giving the agency the means to eavesdrop on the majority of the world’s computers, according to cyber researchers and former operatives.

That long-sought and closely guarded ability was part of a cluster of spying programs discovered by Kaspersky Lab, the Moscow-based security software maker that has exposed a series of Western cyberespionage operations.

Kaspersky said it found personal computers in 30 countries infected with one or more of the spying programs, with the most infections seen in Iran, followed by Russia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, China, Mali, Syria, Yemen and Algeria. The targets included government and military institutions, telecommunication companies, banks, energy companies, nuclear researchers, media, and Islamic activists, Kaspersky said.

Mar 09 08:13

How Israel and its partisans work to censor the Internet

Numerous well funded, organized projects by and for Israel work to flood social media with pro-Israel propaganda, while blocking facts Israel dislikes. The projects utilize Israeli soldiers, students, American teens and others, and range from infiltrating Wikipedia to influencing YouTube. Some operate out of Jewish Community Centers in the U.S.

Mar 09 07:38

Are YOU quitting social media? Third of millennials have permanently deleted accounts, with Facebook and Twitter among the worst hit (but they can't quite say goodbye to Snapchat)

Millennials are quitting social media and spending less time on Facebook, according to a new report.

Platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram - and even the popular dating app Tinder - are seeing droves of users switch off permanently.

While many platforms struggle to keep their users, it seems picture-based messaging app Snapchat is still holding the attention of the younger generation.

Most people said they were quitting because they felt it was a waste of time and social media was making them think negatively.

Mar 08 18:01

Computer system failure cripples Sydney Airport as thousands of travellers are left stranded in early morning travel chaos

Hundreds have been left stranded at Sydney Airport after a technical issue caused flight delays before dawn on Friday.

Pictures show hoards of passengers milling around the entrance to Terminal 2 about five am, with many reporting they were unable to even pass through the security screening.

The issue has reportedly impacted both domestic and international terminals, with commuters sharing images of closed off roller doors at the screening checkpoint and some claiming the security cameras were not operational.

Mar 08 17:38

TSA Expands Body Scanner Searches to NYC, L.A. Train Stations

By Derrick Broze

Visitors to New York’s Penn Station will now be subjected to random searches via body scanners courtesy of the Transportation Security Administration and Amtrak Police.

Train and bus riders in New York City and Los Angeles have recently been subjected to random virtual searches from new body scanner technology being rolled out by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration. The body scanners use “passive millimeter wave” technology that detects heat coming of an individual body and supposedly can help detect when an individual has something strapped to their body. The technology currently in use is part of a system called Stand Off Explosive Detection Technology developed by QinetiQ, and Digital Barriers from Thruvis...

Mar 08 14:24

Trump Administration First Shot Across Big Tech Giants' Bow?

Trump 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale warns them to stop censorship

Mar 08 13:04

Reality Check: Internet Purge of Dissenting Voices?

Is there an internet purge of conservative voices or voices of dissension online? Some say yes, and that the purge is being pushed by several social media companies. We’ve heard about censorship before… but is what is happening now an all-out purge? This is a Reality Check you won't get anywhere else.

Mar 08 12:18

Hardcoded Password Found in Cisco Software

Cisco released 22 security advisories yesterday, including two alerts for critical fixes, one of them for a hardcoded password that can give attackers full control over a vulnerable system.

The hardcoded password issue affects Cisco's Prime Collaboration Provisioning (PCP), a software application that can be used for the remote installation and maintenance of other Cisco voice and video products. Cisco PCP is often installed on Linux servers.

Cisco says that an attacker could exploit this vulnerability (CVE-2018-0141) by connecting to the affected system via Secure Shell (SSH) using the hardcoded password.

Mar 08 10:42

'We know all about you': MoviePass CEO brags that the popular app tracks users' location before and after they leave the cinema (but insists it doesn’t sell the data)

A popular app referred to as the Netflix for movie theaters has been tracking user location before and after they leave the cinema.

That's according to MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe, who said at a recent industry conference that his company stores 'an enormous amount of information' about users.

This includes their home address, the makeup of their household and income, among other sensitive data.

'We know all about you,' Lowe told an audience at the Entertainment Finance Expo as part of a keynote speech called 'Data is the New Oil: How Will MoviePass Monetize It?'

Mar 08 10:30


Only months after it was disclosed that the Pentagon was using artificial intelligence (AI) to hunt for terrorists, officials have now acknowledged that Google has been collaborating with the Department of Defense to use AI in analyzing drone footage. The disclosure comes amid an uproar among Google employees who aren’t happy to be assisting in the development of military applications.

While Google has had controversial contracts with the government before — most notably with the NSA — this is its “pilot” project with Project Maven, which is itself the Pentagon’s own flagship weaponized AI program. The purpose of Project Maven is to implement Big Data and machine learning into the U.S. military, which officials say is currently in a new AI arms race with China and Russia. According to information from an internal mailing list, Google will now join this arms race and assist the DoD with storing and analyzing the massive troves of data from aerial drones.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I view drone strikes as morally horrific, and extraconstitutional in the extreme.

And please don't have the naivete to believe that this kind of activity won't ultimately justified as a way to "punish" people, living right here in the US, for being Pacifist Activists of ANY stripe, who are constantly exhorting their government to achieve their geopolitical objectives through moral, hard-won negotiations, rather than through wars, and constantly question the official narrative.

It is not a matter of IF; it is a question of WHEN the American "deep state" actually believes they can get away with it here.

And we have a companion piece, very much in the same vein, at blacklistednews.com:


Mar 08 10:25

'Kill Switch' to Mitigate Memcached DDoS Attacks — Flush 'Em All

Despite multiple warnings, more than 12,000 vulnerable Memcached servers with UDP support enabled are still accessible on the Internet, which could fuel more cyber attacks soon.

However, the good news is that researchers from Corero Network Security found a technique using which DDoS victims can send back a simple command, i.e., "shutdown\r\n", or "flush_all\r\n", in a loop to the attacking Memcached servers in order to prevent amplification.

Where, the flush_all command simply flush the content (all keys and their values) stored in the cache, without restarting the Memcached server.

The company said its kill-switch has efficiently been tested on live attacking Memcached servers and found to be 100% effective, and has already been disclosed to national security agencies.

Mar 08 10:22

FBI Geek Squad Cozy Relationship Exposed: Geek Squad Employees Used As Informants For 10 Years

By Aaron Kesel

Turns out the CIA and NSA aren’t the only ones spying on the population. The FBI was caught in 2017 using Best Buy’s Geek Squad to increase their own surveillance apparatus, and the details from unsealed court records are troubling...

Mar 08 09:38

DEADLINE ALERT - Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC Reminds Investors of Class Action Against Intel Corporation (INTC) & Lead Plaintiff Deadline: March 12, 2018

Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC reminds investors that a class action lawsuit has been filed against Intel Corporation ("Intel" or the "Company") (NASDAQ:INTC) and certain of its officers, on behalf of shareholders who purchased Intel securities between July 27, 2017 and January 4, 2018, both dates inclusive (“Class Period”). Such investors are encouraged to join this case by visiting the firm’s site: http://www.bgandg.com/intc.

This class action seeks to recover damages against Defendants for alleged violations of the federal securities laws under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

Mar 08 08:22

Homeland Security's own IT security is a hot mess, watchdog finds

An inspector general audit found dozens of systems across the agency's networks were running old and outdated software, and in some cases, computers hadn't received security patches for five years.

Mar 08 08:05

Google and WebMD Partner To Be Your Virtual Doctor

Late last year, Internet Brands, a company under the global investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR & Co.) umbrella, announced its acquisition of WebMD Holdings. Purchase price: $2.8 billion.1,2,3 The company also bought the wellness company Nature's Bounty Co. last year,4 and already owns a number of other health-related internet brands, including DentalPlans.com, eHealthForum.com, HealthBoards.com, AltMD.com and FitDay.com.5

And, since WebMD owns Medscape and MedicineNet.com, these sites now belong to KKR's Internet Brands as well.6 Internet Brands' CEO Bob Brisco told Forbes:7

"WebMD and Medscape are the market leaders in online health with unparalleled reach to consumers and health care professionals. Since its founding, WebMD has established itself as a trusted resource for health information. We look forward to delivering that resource to even more users, by leveraging our combined resources and presence in online healthcare to catalyze WebMD's future growth."

Mar 08 07:50

Hope Hicks told House Intelligence Committee she was hacked, sources say

A day before she resigned as White House communications director, Hope Hicks told the House Intelligence Committee last week that one of her email accounts was hacked, according to people who were present for her testimony in the panel's Russia probe.

Under relatively routine questioning from Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., about her correspondence, Hicks indicated that she could no longer access two accounts: one she used as a member of President Donald Trump's campaign team and the other a personal account, according to four people who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the closed meeting of the Intelligence Committee was supposed to remain private.

Hicks, who portrayed herself as not savvy in matters of technology, told lawmakers that one of the accounts was hacked, according to two sources who were in the room. It is unclear if Hicks was referring to the campaign or the personal account.

Mar 08 07:14

THIRD WORLD COMMUNISM: Facebook Flags and Bans Legitimate Gateway Pundit Article — Then Instructs Our Followers to Read the AP Instead!

In 2017 Harvard and Columbia Journalism Review found that The Gateway Pundit was the 4th most influential conservative news source in the 2016 election.
Because of this we were targeted and have seen our numbers related to Facebook and Twitter decline dramatically.

In every single Facebook category our numbers are down. In page visits our numbers were skyrocketing before the election. Then in three distinct periods our numbers were cut off.

This had nothing to do with the quality of our posts as we have proof that our generic numbers are up and and continue to increase.

In all statistical categories provided to us by Facebook our current numbers are below linear projections of where we should be.

In February Facebook launched another algorithm change to their platform. With the changes we saw our traffic dwindle even further.

Mar 08 07:13

STUNNING: Facebook Was Losing 50,000,000 User Hours Every Day — Then Decided to Crackdown on Conservative Content

Tech Giants Google and Facebook are currently purging conservative content from Facebook and YouTube — They are hiding conservative stories on Google — They are shadow-banning conservative news on all social media.

In February Facebook launched a new algorithm to ensure that conservative news would not spread on the social media platform.

This was after Facebook announced it was losing 50,000,000 user hours a day in the previous quarter.

The algorithm change caused President Donald Trump’s engagement on Facebook posts to plummet a whopping 45%.

In contrast, Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) do not appear to have suffered a comparable decline in Facebook engagement.

Top conservative Facebook pages with daily traffic in the millions have seen 75% to 95% drop in traffic.

Young Cons, Western Journalism, SarahPalin.com, Independent Journal Review, Right Wing News, and several others have seen dramatic loss in traffic.

Mar 08 07:06

Health Ranger announces Real.Video as “the answer to YouTube censorship” … bypass tyranny and censorship with p2p file sharing

Every time the techno-tyrants try to destroy free speech, it backfires on them. When YouTube terminated my entire Health Ranger channel last Saturday without any justifiable reason whatsoever, it became obvious to me that the time had come to pull the trigger on a p2p file distribution technology I’ve been researching for several years.

Google, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter are at war with human freedom. They’ve decided to selectively terminate content based purely on political bias, wiping out extremely valuable channels of human knowledge and freedom in the process. Understand that freedom of the press is now being utterly destroyed by these techno-tyrants that have been infested with radical left-wing crybullies and snowflakes who now serve as “trusted flaggers” to selectively censor their targets.

Mar 07 19:25

AI’s dirty little secret: It’s powered by people

There’s a dirty little secret about artificial intelligence: It’s powered by hundreds of thousands of real people.

From makeup artists in Venezuela to women in conservative parts of India, people around the world are doing the digital equivalent of needlework —drawing boxes around cars in street photos, tagging images, and transcribing snatches of speech that computers can’t quite make out.

Such data feeds directly into “machine learning” algorithms that help self-driving cars wind through traffic and let Alexa figure out that you want the lights on. Many such technologies wouldn’t work without massive quantities of this human-labeled data.

These repetitive tasks pay pennies apiece. But in bulk, this work can offer a decent wage in many parts of the world — even in the U.S.

Mar 07 19:15

Microwaves across Europe are 6 minutes slow due to a Serbia-Kosovo grid dispute

In a press release on Tuesday, Europe's electric transmission lobby said that ovens, microwaves, and radios across continental Europe could be running almost six minutes slow due to a power grid dispute between Serbia and neighboring Kosovo.

Power-connected clocks on appliances generally tell time by counting the rate of the electrical current, which in Europe is supposed to hold a constant frequency of 50Hz. If that frequency drops below 50Hz, connected appliance clocks will be slow, and if it rises above 50Hz, clocks will be fast. Since mid-January, clocks that are on the Continental Europe Power System, a synchronized area that reaches through 25 countries across the continent, have seen a deviation from grid-time based on an average frequency of 49.996 Hz.

Mar 07 19:10

Facebook Onavo VPN app gathers user data even when it is disabled

It is a number of years since Facebook acquired mobile data compression firm Onavo, but in recent weeks concern mounted about how the social network's Onavo VPN tool collects user data.

The collection of user data while an app or service is being used is one thing, but a security researcher noticed that Onavo seemed to gather certain snippets of user data even when switched off.

Mar 07 19:07

Amazon’s fix for creepy laughing Alexa reports will disable the ‘Alexa, laugh’ phrase

Many have related the laughter back to a moment in 2001: A Space Odyssey when HAL 9000 acknowledges his murderous intentions and proclaims, “I’m sorry Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that.” Maybe it’s a sign that having smart devices in our homes is another step toward a creepy, dystopian future where robot overlords rule. When does that Terminator sequel come out again?

Mar 07 19:04

All of Oculus’s Rift headsets have stopped working due to an expired certificate

Someone at Oculus screwed up pretty badly today: An expired certificate appears to have soft-bricked all of the company’s Rift VR headsets, with users still unable to fire up software on the devices and no word of an incoming fix from the company yet.

Issues were first reported several hours ago on Reddit, where a post on the topic has already garnered hundreds of comments. The problem seems to have resulted from Oculus failing to update an expired certificate with the update, which is now leaving users with an error message saying that the system “Can’t reach Oculus Runtime Service.”

Mar 07 13:27

BEX ALERT - DNC Hack Involved Russian Agents "Within The Democratic Party": Unreleased Steele Memo

The unverified claim was contained within a multitude of memos compiled by Steele on behalf of Fusion GPS, which was conducting opposition research on then-candidate Donald Trump for Hillary Clinton and the DNC.

Of note, the 35-page "Trump-Russia" dossier used in part by the FBI to obtain a FISA warrant on one-time Trump campaign advisor Carter Page was comprised of seventeen of Steele's memos - including one which alleged that Trump had paid "a number of prostitutes to perform a ‘golden showers’ (urination) show in front of him," which would defile a bed that Barack and Michelle Obama had slept in during a state visit - an allegation attributed to four individuals' second-hand reporting.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I get they are going to claim Seth Rich was a Russian spy!

Mar 07 10:16

Geek Squad staff 'paid by FBI' to flag illegal imagery

Best Buy's computer repair workers have been aiding the FBI for at least 10 years, new documents suggest.

They indicate that several of the US company's Geek Squad staff were paid for reporting child abuse imagery.

The rights group Electronic Frontier Foundation said that the relationship "circumvents computer owners' Fourth Amendment rights" to privacy.

The FBI did not respond to questions about its relationship with other repair companies, according to the EFF.

Mar 07 09:26

FBI Agent Strzok Ignored Hack of Hillary’s Server ‘With Consent of Obama’

On Tuesday, we learned that Peter Strzok, the FBI investigator in charge of looking into Hillary Clinton’s illegal use of a private email server, actually ignored an indication that a foreign power hacked into the server, thus putting national security at risk.

Remember: former FBI Director James Comey confirmed that the Hillary server was indeed hacked. And we also know that Strzok, who was viscerally anti-Trump during the election and openly wished that Hillary would wallop him in the presidential race, actually changed the wording on the final FBI report on the server usage to effectively help Clinton avoid federal charges.

Now, it turns out, the corruption goes deeper. Much deeper. All the way to the White House, in fact.

Fox News is reporting that Strzok’s ignoring of the breach was actually approved of with the consent of then-President Barack Obama.

Mar 07 09:05

Rage against the machines: Humans attack driverless cars in California

Amid talk of workplace automation in the US, it seems humans are fighting back, quite literally. Crash reports filed in California in 2018 reveal that humans are going on the rampage against robot cars.

Of six crash reports involving driverless cars filed in California in 2018, two involved a human approaching the car and attacking it.

Mar 07 08:24

Child locks mother's iPhone for 48 YEARS after repeatedly entering the wrong passcode and it could happen to YOU

A two-year-old boy has locked his mother's iPhone for 48 years after repeatedly entering the wrong passcode.

A mother in Shanghai left her son to watch 'educational videos' on her smartphone but returned to find it had been locked for 25 million minutes.

Apple's iPhones can be set to lock out anyone trying to use them if a wrong passcode is entered with the lockout period increasing with each failed attempt, but it is not clear how many times the child typed in the wrong numbers.