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Sep 12 18:09

Airbus Planes to Track Every Movement You Make – Including Bowel

By B.N. Frank

If the 60 Minutes Australia report about contaminated air making passengers and pilots sick wasn’t enough to make you stop flying, this just might do it.

From Bloomberg:

"Attention airline bathroom loiterers: The next generation of Airbus aircraft will track how long you’ve been in there. It’s all part of an effort to make commercial cabins a digitally aware domain. The program is Airbus’s bid to raise the Internet of Things — that buzz-phrase for connected household gadgets — to cruising altitude."...

Sep 12 11:48

Sputnik Editor-in-Chief Denounces Censorship as Her Facebook Account Banned

RT and Sputnik Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan page on Facebook has been suspended for three days for "violating community standards," RT reported, noting that reasons behind the ban are being investigated.

Sputnik and RT Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan has posted a tweet in which she revealed that her Facebook account has been suspended.

"I was banned on Facebook. Trying to figure out why. Meanwhile, I'll contemplate about free internet, freedom of speech and all that", Simonyan wrote.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Wow, you can smell the irony all the way across the planet, on this one!!!

Sep 12 11:12

Government Orders Google To Let Employees Express Unpopular Political Views

In what appears to be a huge victory for Google employees who don't ascribe to the ultra-liberal Silicon Valley monoculture, the National Labor Relations Board has reached a settlement with Google over complaints that the search giant punishes employees for speaking out on political and workplace issues that don't comport with the company's agenda.

The settlement, which was reportedly approved by an agency director this week, according to WSJ, comes in response to a pair of complaints filed by conservative employees about how the company handles workplace dissent.

One complainant, former engineer Kevin Cernekee, claims he was fired for expressing his right-leaning political views on an internal company message board (Google, for what it's worth, claims he was fired for "misusing company equipment")

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When, please, did the center of this country, and it's political dialogue, get placed so out of kilter, that people seem to be spoiling for a fight for what used to be a reasonable, logical encounter with people whose views differ from yours?!?

I am feeling like I need to self-sensor whenever I talk to people whose political views may diverge even slightly from mine, and I am bloody tired of it!!

Sep 12 11:04

Breaking, literally: Microsoft's fix for CPU-hogging Windows bug wrecks desktop search

One step forward, er, one step back. Nobody gets too far like that

Sep 12 11:04

part of a 100 year negotiation.Have You Noticed How Social Media Purges Always Align With The US Empire?

Authored by Caitlin Johnstone via Medium.com,

Twitter has suspended multiple large Cuban media accounts for reasons the social media platform has yet to explain as of this writing, a move which journalist Dan Cohen has described as “the equivalent of silencing CNN, Fox, WaPo and NPR’s accounts” for that nation. The Union of Cuban Journalists has denounced the move as censorship.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The pattern is exceptionally clear, for anyone with a couple of brain cells left.

I am always concerned about two Iranian blogs to which I link frequently (English versions only) www.presstv.com, and en.farsnews.com.

If these English language blogs go silent simultaneously, you can bet that something wicked this way is about to hit Iran.

Sep 12 10:53

New SIM Card Flaw Lets Hackers Hijack Any Phone Just By Sending SMS

Cybersecurity researchers today revealed the existence of a new and previously undetected critical vulnerability in SIM cards that could allow remote attackers to compromise targeted mobile phones and spy on victims just by sending an SMS.

Dubbed "SimJacker," the vulnerability resides in a particular piece of software, called the S@T Browser (a dynamic SIM toolkit), embedded on most SIM cards that is widely being used by mobile operators in at least 30 countries and can be exploited regardless of which handsets victims are using.

What's worrisome? A specific private company that works with governments is actively exploiting the SimJacker vulnerability from at least the last two years to conduct targeted surveillance on mobile phone users across several countries.

Sep 12 09:22

Same Sh*t Different Day — Internet of Things Warnings from Security Experts Include Hacking, Death, etc.

By B.N. Frank

Whether they know ahead of time or not, people who install Internet of Things (IoT) technology in their homes are choosing to live dangerously. Unfortunately, government mandated widespread 5G and IoT technology installation forces us all to live dangerously.

Security experts have been warning about IoT for many years now. It has a 74% failure rate. Trying to fix this seems impossible...

Sep 12 08:53

Baltimore Governor’s Three Year Plan To Use Police Surveillance Planes To Monitor The Public

By MassPrivateI

Americans have never seen such a blatant and misleading excuse to use surveillance planes to spy on everyone quite like what is happening in Maryland.

Sep 12 05:42

How 5G Will Change Your Life

As Saxo Bank's Peter Garnry recaps yesterday's Apple event, the company introduced its iPhone 11 which now comes in three different versions with cheapest version selling for $699 which a price cut aimed to lure smartphone buyers back into Apple’s realm (at the expense of a drop in Apple's ASP). The stock market reacted positively to the news, but criticism has surfaced that Apple is falling behind as the new iPhone 11 is not coming with a 5G integration which makes almost impossible for Apple to have growth in China where local smartphone makers such as Huawei is introducing smartphone with 5G integration. Beginning in the second half of 2020 this will be a constraint for Apple.

Why does 5G matter?

To answer that question, we have excerpted from a recent Deutsche Bank report explaining "how 5G will change your life."

Sep 11 18:55

Victory! California Senate Votes Against Face Surveillance on Police Body Cams

By Haley Tsukayama

The California Senate listened to the many voices expressing concern about the use of face surveillance on cameras worn or carried by police officers, and has passed an important bill that will, for three years, prohibit police from turning a tool intended to foster police accountability into one that furthers mass surveillance.

A.B. 1215, authored by Assemblymember Phil Ting, prohibits the use of face recognition, or other forms of biometric technology, on a camera worn or carried by a police officer in California for three years. The Assembly passed an earlier version of the bill with a 45-17 vote on May 9. Today’s vote of the Senate was 22-15. We are pleased that the Senate has listened to the growing number of voices who oppose the way government agencies use face surveillance...

Sep 11 12:56

Class Action Lawsuit Against Smartphones — Users Say They Weren’t Warned About Radiation Risks

By B.N. Frank

Last month the Chicago Tribune published a report that 11 smartphone models (Apple and Samsung) exceeded the federal radiation safety limits. This led to a law firm filing class action lawsuits on behalf of consumers. Thanks to Legal Newsline for this recent update...

Sep 11 10:24

Musicians Team Up With Fans And Fight For The Future To Ban Facial Recognition Technology At Concerts

By Aaron Kesel

Several musicians and festivals are coming together to call to an end to concert promoters using facial recognition at venues and music festivals, Vice News reported.

Last year Live Nation announced it would begin deploying facial recognition at its concerts. The event organizer stated they would start having customers walk past facial recognition cameras instead of presenting their tickets, a horrifying first step for indoctrinating the public towards using the technology.

This has spurred Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine, Glitch Mob’s Speedy Ortiz, and a growing number of dozens of other artists and festivals to team up with digital rights activist group, Fight For the Future, in a campaign...

Sep 11 06:47

Lukewarm reviews for the iPhone 11 as new model remains more expensive than competitors despite price drop and three cameras and lack of 5G are 'not enough to wow buyers in China'

Lowered prices and three cameras may not be sufficient to attract consumers in the Chinese smartphone market to Apple's new iPhone offerings, analysts caution.

The three new models — the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max — remain more expensive than devices sold by local manufacturers.

In addition, the iPhone 11 series will not support high-speed 5G connectivity, nor will it offer the Chinese market support for Apple's Netflix-style streaming service.

Sep 11 06:43

10,000+ cases under review in Denmark after phone data glitch used to convict the innocent

Dozens of prisoners have been released and over 10,700 criminal cases are under review after Danish police realized the software they use to pinpoint the location of cellphone users is riddled with inaccuracies.

Some 32 prisoners – some of whom had already been convicted and sentenced – were released after an external audit launched late last month revealed gaping flaws in the geolocation system used as evidence in their cases. Danish courts have declared a two-month moratorium on the use of cellphone data as evidence following the discovery that it is not nearly as reliable as previously thought, and over 10,700 cases since 2012 are being reviewed.

Sep 10 18:54

“Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson” Follows the Money On How Much Big Tech Spends for Political Influence

By B.N. Frank

Big Tech is showering American elected officials with more money than ever before AND with more lobbyists.

Public watchdog group, Public Citizen, has been tracking exactly how much Democrats and Republicans in various offices and agencies are receiving and why we should be concerned...

Sep 10 16:48

Facebook warns about iPhone privacy change that could unsettle Facebook users

Facebook has published an informational blog post about how its app collects and uses background location data from smartphones.

The blog post comes days before Apple is expected to release a new version of its iPhone software that will tell users when their location is being collected in the background.

Facebook also said in the post that it can collect location data “using things like check-ins, events and information about your internet connection.”

Sep 10 16:32

Weakness in Intel chips lets researchers steal encrypted SSH keystrokes

In late 2011, Intel introduced a performance enhancement to its line of server processors that allowed network cards and other peripherals to connect directly to a CPU's last-level cache, rather than following the standard (and significantly longer) path through the server's main memory. By avoiding system memory, Intel's DDIO—short for Data-Direct I/O—increased input/output bandwidth and reduced latency and power consumption.

Now, researchers are warning that, in certain scenarios, attackers can abuse DDIO to obtain keystrokes and possibly other types of sensitive data that flow through the memory of vulnerable servers. The most serious form of attack can take place in data centers and cloud environments that have both DDIO and remote direct memory access enabled to allow servers to exchange data. A server leased by a malicious hacker could abuse the vulnerability to attack other customers.

Sep 10 16:28

China's data centers emit as much carbon as 21 million cars

China's data centers produced 99 million metric tons of carbon dioxide last year, the equivalent of about 21 million cars on the road, according to a new report.

Data centers store electronic information like emails, photos and videos, and worldwide they consume between 3% and 5% of total global electricity, and rival the airline industry in terms of carbon emissions.

Sep 10 16:25

Brain hack devices must be scrutinised, say top scientists

Devices that merge machines with the human brain need to be investigated, a study has said.

In future, "people could become telepathic to some degree" and being able to read someone else's thoughts raises ethical issues, experts said.

This could become especially worrying if those thoughts were shared with corporations.

Sep 10 16:17

Sex lives of app users 'shared with Facebook'

Menstruation apps collect some of the most intimate data imaginable - from general health, to information about sex, moods, what the user eats, drinks and even what sanitary products she uses.

In exchange for this, the app will offer the user the dates of the month she is most fertile or when to expect her next period.

Sep 10 14:06

Environmental Group Requests Cell Tower Moratorium in National Parks

By B.N. Frank

Is nothing sacred? Last month Activist Post reported about Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) exposing some extremely environmentally unfriendly action happening in American national parks...

Sep 10 07:30

Massive 30 State, Real-Time License Plate (ALPR) Database Revealed

By MassPrivateI

Our worst fears about Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) are much worse than we could have imagined.

Two months ago, I warned everyone that police in Arizona were using ALPRs to “grid” entire neighborhoods. But this story brings public surveillance to a whole new level.

Last month, Rekor Systems announced that they had launched the Rekor Public Safety Network (RPSN) which gives law enforcement real-time access to license plates. And it's free...

Sep 10 04:31

ADELSONS TOLD POLICE SARA NETANYAHU IS 'CRAZY' AND 'DECIDES EVERYTHING'

SOURCE: HAARETZ.COM
Multi-billionaire Sheldon Adelson, once Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s key supporter, and his wife Miriam testified to police that Sara Netanyahu was “crazy” and that “she decides everything,” including key appointments and even some political matters, in the Netanyahu household, Channel 13 reported Sunday.

“She’s completely crazy,” said Sheldon Adelson, publisher of the Israel Hayom daily. “She was compulsive about photos of herself and how she looked. She said ‘I’m the first lady, I’m a psychologist and I teach children about psychology.’ ... She would tell my wife that if Iran attacked it would be her fault … because we didn’t publish good pictures of her,” said Adelson, a leading donor to Israeli and Jewish causes as well as to the Republican Party.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The timing of these revelations could not possibly have been worse for Prime Minister Netanyahu, who is looking at the political fight of his life, as Israel's next general elections fall on Tuesday, 17 September.

Both he and and his wife are dealing with corruption charges, and those charges, are not going away.

All animals are at their most dangerous when they are wounded; and right now, Netanyahu is a severely, geopolitically, wounded animal right now, with time running out before the election; I am deeply concerned that in order to "change the conversation" (or, more plainly, misdirect the Israeli electionate), Netanyahu may feel compelled to stage some kind of false flag strike against Lebanon; Iran; or Gaza, or all 3, over the coming weekend, and blaming the attack on them.

Damn, I hope to heck I am wrong here.

Sep 10 04:21

STATE AGS UNVEIL SWEEPING ANTI-TRUST PROBE AGAINST GOOGLE ON STEPS OF THE SUPREME COURT

SOURCE: ZEROHEDGE

In the latest legal push that could ultimately result in the break-up of one of the world's largest tech firms, a bipartisan group of more than 40 state attorneys general, led by Texas's Ken Paxton, will unveil a sweeping anti-trust investigation against Google parent Alphabet Inc.

The anti-trust investigation, which was previewed late last week in a leak to the Wall Street Journal, aims to hold Alphabet accountable for the extreme concentration in the US technology industry. Specifically, the AG's case will focus on Google's influence in search and the digital advertising market, and whether the Silicon Valley giant's overweening influence harms rivals and consumers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good!!

Sep 10 03:16

POWER OUTAGE FOR FEDERAL COURT COMPUTER SYSTEM SCREWS UP THREE MONTHS WORTH OF JOB APPLICATIONS?!?

SOURCE: TECH DIRT
For years, we've talked about what a total joke the federal courts' PACER system is. That's the computer system the federal courts use for accessing court documents. It acts like it was designed in about 1998 and hasn't been touched since (and even when it was designed, it wasn't designed well). But that's not the only fucked up computer system that the federal courts use. A few years back when I was an expert witness in a federal case, I had to make use of a different US court website just to get paid by the government -- and while it's been a few years, I still remember that it required you to use Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer! It had lots of other issues as well.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

the more I see the US lose its technological edge over other countries, the more I think of Terry Gilliam's masterpiece film, "Brazil".

It is one of the most brilliant, dystopian, and prophetic films I have ever seen, regarding the morphing of the American Dream... into the American Nightmare of surveillance, complete suppression of all civil liberties; wealth inequality, and a complete destruction of all the things our Founding Fathers (and the women who loved them) held dear.

And if you decide to see this, please order "the Director's cut."; it makes very clear some of the issues film distributors did not want Americans to see, in its original release.

Sep 09 17:57

Americans Deserve Their Day in Court About NSA Mass Surveillance Programs

By David Greene

EFF continues our fight to have the U.S. courts protect you from mass government surveillance. Today in our landmark Jewel v. NSA case, we filed our opening brief in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, asserting that the courts don’t have to turn a blind eye to the government’s actions. Instead, the court must ensure justice for the millions of innocent Americans who have had their communications subjected to the NSA’s mass spying programs since 2001...

Sep 09 12:18

Scott Adams: Hey, I’m Late, Grab Coffee

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1171061971392716800?s=20

Trump Admins relaxation of environmental laws…
…if that’s bad, why aren’t we seeing any problems?
Professional negotiator insights and dealing with Taliban leaders
Afghanistan pullout is dangerous, why do it?
Human pullout…will DRONE WARFARE replace them?
An AI health system that will provide better care than live doctors
CNN’s McCabe did a good gun control article
His points are well informed, practical, solutions
Mark Sanford has nothing…just shut up

Sep 09 11:15

State AGs Unveil Sweeping Antitrust Probe Against Google On Steps Of The Supreme Court

By Tyler Durden

In the latest legal push that could ultimately result in the break-up of one of the world’s largest tech firms, a bipartisan group of more than 40 state attorneys general, led by Texas’s Ken Paxton, will unveil a sweeping antitrust investigation against Google parent, Alphabet Inc.

The antitrust investigation, which was previewed late last week in a leak to the Wall Street Journal, aims to hold Alphabet accountable for the extreme concentration in the US technology industry. Specifically, the AG’s case will focus on Google’s influence in search and the digital advertising market, and whether the Silicon Valley giant’s overarching influence harms rivals and consumers...

Sep 08 08:12

video - Former Facebook exec: "You are being programmed".

"I think we have created tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works. The short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops we’ve created are destroying how soci
No civil discourse, no cooperation; misinformation, mistruth. You are being programmed".

Sep 07 10:08

Fusion Centers, Citizen Spies and the Debasement of the American Character

By Karen Melton Stewart

No matter if you are in the “Trump-resistance” or a QAnon Patriot, it is likely significant numbers of you have been successfully debased by your state Fusion Centers, despite political leanings. Only raw avarice and a total disregard for the Constitution is needed.

For those who do not know what a Fusion Center is, it was decided after 9/11 that the Federal, State, and local authorities were failing to sufficiently communicate with each other in regard to terror threats, so Fusion Centers were created in each state to “fuse” information and share it in one central location. Depending on the physical size of the state and its population, there could be one to three Fusion Centers in a state...

Sep 07 07:45

Google, Twitter, Facebook Met Government Officials To Devise Election Measures

By Aaron Kesel

Representatives for Google, Facebook and Twitter met with DHS officials at Facebook’s headquarters to devise 2020 election measures against the spread of “fake news” on candidates earlier this week.

The meeting at Facebook’s Menlo Park, California, offices involved officials from the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Bloomberg reported.

It is worth noting that the DHS stated in February that the agency would “double down” against election hacking efforts from foreign states according to Chris Krebs, who leads DHS’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). The new agency arm of the DHS was created last year in a bill called Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act that was silently passed through Congress as Activist Post reported...

Sep 06 20:29

Most Stable Linux Distros: 5 versions of Linux We Recommend

At the very beginning, I would like to mention why the term ‘Stable’ comes in relation to Linux OS or distro. Because there are thousands of Linux OS variations as per the user’s requirements. Some are very fundamental like Debian, some is a fork of a base distro like Ubuntu, Arch Linux and there are many fork-of-a-fork-of-a-fork like Linux Mint.

So all the variations do not comply in terms of well support and documentation from the Linux community. So Here we are going to list down the best stable Linux distros which are well known, well supported, have good repositories, are regularly updated, are user-friendly and will remain around us quite a time.

Sep 06 20:24

15 Most Secure Linux Distros for Privacy and Security Concern Users

So you are a Linux user and looking for the Most Secure Linux Distro to be secured and to make strong privacy for your operating system? Here are the Top 15 Most Secure Linux Distros for Privacy and Security Concern Linux Users.

The number of Linux users is increasing immensely day by day. Their specialty is that they are less common than the other operating systems out there. And still, they are working to be more technical in the upcoming days.
Here is the list of the Most Secure Linux Distros which are ’Specially Focused on Linux security.’ That means this article is done especially by focusing on Sharp Security that a Linux user is more concern about.

https://www.qubes-os.org/downloads/
https://tails.boum.org/install/index.en.html
https://parrotlinux.org/download-security.php
https://www.kali.org/downloads/

Sep 06 08:08

Linking Brains to Computers: How New Implants are Helping us Achieve this Goal

Activist Post Editor’s Note: Regular readers should be well aware of the warnings we have been putting out for years about the arrival of technology that will link brains to computers via implants, smart dust, Elon Musk’s Neuralink and more. It is our continuing mission to bring you the latest in this field of neuroscience research.

The roots of this technology can be found in programs from DARPA and other military-directed research that is primarily intended for mind control and the performance enhancement of soldiers. The appearance of the article below is certainly not an endorsement of this technology; it is merely offered in the pursuit of knowledge about what is being planned and the propaganda that is being presented to make it as appealing as possible...

Sep 06 07:53

FEDS USED A 'REVERSE' WARRANT TO TRY TO TRACK DOWN BANK ROBBERS IN WISCONSIN

SOURCE: TECH DIRT
Reverse warrants are the new tech-related toy law enforcement is experimenting with. Oddly, a lot of what's come to light so far originates in the Midwest, an area not exactly known for early adoption. Outside of the NYPD and feds confirming they use warrants to seek a list of possible suspects (rather than targeting any specific suspect), most reporting has covered deployments by law enforcement agencies in Minnesota.

We can add Wisconsin to the list of areas where cops are working backwards to suspects by using the copious amount of GPS data hoovered up by Google and others. Russell Brandom of The Verge has more details:

[P]olice and federal agents have struggled to track down the bank robbers. Local media sent out pictures from the bank’s security cameras, but it produced no leads. Finally, police hit on a more aggressive strategy: ask Google to track down the bank robbers’ phones.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You will forgive me, if I have some legitimate concerns about how this technology may be used in the future,perhaps becoming a part of the Federal Apparatus, with which to violently "cull" those who entertain the quaint notion that "Freedom of Speech" is still actually guaranteed to American citizens.

Sep 06 07:33

Windows 10 not working after latest upgrade? Here are the bugs to look out for

If you've been suffering from problems since installing the latest major feature update to Windows 10 you're not alone.

Since its release in May, the Windows 10 version 1903 upgrade has led to a litany of bugs being reported by PC users.

While many have been fixed, Microsoft is still working on resolving a number of outstanding problems, ranging from machines slowing down to updates not installing. Here are some of the biggest outstanding issues.

One of the most recently discovered issues is the Windows Search feature causing some PCs to slow down after updating.

Sep 06 07:32

Zao’s Deepfake Face-swapping App Shows Uploading Your Photos is Riskier Than Ever

By Alexandros Antoniou, University of Essex

The latest photo app craze can make you look like a movie star. Zao uses artificial intelligence to replace the faces of characters in film or TV clips with images of anyone whose photo you upload to the app.

The effect is startlingly realistic and shows just how far this sort of “deepfake” technology has come. But it also highlights how great the risks have become of making your photos available online where anyone can use or abuse them – and the limitation of the law in dealing with this issue...

Sep 05 10:42

It’s Official: US Visa Can Be Denied If You or Your Friends Are Critical of American Policies

By Philip Giraldi

There have been several interesting developments in the United States government’s war on free speech and privacy.

First of all, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP), which is responsible for actual entry of travelers into the country, has now declared that it can legally access phones and computers at ports of entry to determine if there is any subversive content which might impact on national security.

“Subversive content” is, of course, subjective, but those seeking entry can be turned back based on how a border control agent perceives what he is perusing on electronic media...

Sep 05 09:47

Facebook privacy breach: Hundreds of millions of users’ phone numbers exposed

Hundreds of millions of phone numbers linked to Facebook accounts were left exposed on an unprotected server in the latest massive security breach to plague the embattled tech giant.

Up to 419 million phone numbers were stored on a database housed on multiple servers including the numbers of an estimated 133 million US-based users alone. The revelation comes just weeks after Facebook was slapped with a record $5 billion fine by the US Federal Trade Commission for violating users’ privacy rights.

Sep 05 08:45

WaPo Warns USA Needs More Narrative Control As Pentagon Ramps Up Narrative Control

By Caitlin Johnstone

Do you lay awake at night terrified that the Russians are able to control your mind with information warfare while the US government’s slavish devotion to democratic values leaves it powerless to stop them? Me neither. But according to The Washington Post, whose sole owner is a CIA contractor and Pentagon board member bent on hijacking the underlying infrastructure of the economy, we should be...

Sep 05 08:02

The Future Of The Spectacle... Or How The West Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Reality Police

Authored (satirically) by CJ Hopkins via Off-Guardian.org,

If you want a vision of the future, don’t imagine “a boot stamping on a human face — for ever,” as Orwell suggested in 1984. Instead, imagine that human face staring mesmerized into the screen of some kind of nifty futuristic device on which every word, sound, and image has been algorithmically approved for consumption by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (“DARPA”) and its “innovation ecosystem” of “academic, corporate, and governmental partners.”

The screen of this futuristic device will offer a virtually unlimited range of “non-divisive” and “hate-free” content, none of which will falsify or distort the “truth,” or in any way deviate from “reality.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So what about Christian Pacifist Activists, like myself, who never advocate violence, but gently and logically ask their government to find ways of resolving geopolitical conflicts without resorting to war?!?!?

When will we get pulled into the ghettos of the non-politically correct, for the rest of our natural lives?!? When those attempting to tell the truth, albeit hard for most Americans to swallow (like the US enabling of Saudi troops in Yemen, slaughtering thousands of non-combatants in a continuing "killing field" which targets infants; women;and the medically fragile elderly), what happens then?!?

When telling the truth has become an illegal act, it should be crystal clear, even to most thick-headed Americans, that the Unhinged, Surveilled State of Amerika, has made the last, and definitive step, into that dark realm called "soft dictatorship", from which it can never recover.

In fact, we are almost there right now.

And if you have never seen the director's cut of Terry Gilliam's "Brazil", please buy it; because, folks, this is precisely where this country has been heading, and for quite a long time. Gilliam is not only a brilliant film maker; in this, he was also truly a prophet.

Sep 05 08:01

Tech Giants are Watching Every Move You Make

how the giants of technology seek to spy, monitor and track their customers (or rather products) for power and profit and, in the process, subvert individual liberty.

Sep 05 07:50

US Military Experts Say “America Needs” A.I. to Control Nuclear Missiles

By Elias Marat

According to two U.S. military researchers, the United States needs a “Dead Hand” that would ensure an automated, rapid response to any nuclear threat.

Their solution? To fit the U.S. nuclear arsenal with artificial intelligence (AI) controls...

Sep 04 17:23

France Plans to Mount Guns and Lasers On Satellites By 2030 For Self-Defense

By B.N. Frank

Even scarier – France doesn’t seem to be the only one interested in turning their satellites into directed energy weapons...

Sep 04 16:30

Facebook will now show pop-ups with links to educational sites for vaccine-related searches

Facebook has begun displaying educational resources alongside searches for vaccine-related content.

The change means searches for ‘vaccine’ and similar phrases will be accompanied by a pop-up connecting you to either the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website or that of the World Health Organization, according to CNN.

This will also apply to Instagram, which is owned by Facebook.

Sep 04 10:00

Plan to Use Fitbit and “Smart” Home Devices to Stop Mass Shootings — But Might This Instigate More?

By B.N. Frank

In addition to the concept of surveillance for mental health and gun control, other concerns revolve around the health research of wearables and smart devices.

Research has also already determined that exposure to sources of wireless radiation disrupts the blood brain barrier which can cause it to leak and kill brain cells.  Research has also determined that this can reduce impulse control and increase the potential for homicide and violence.  So doesn’t making people who already have mental health issues wear wireless radiation emitting trackers and requiring them to install wireless radiation emitting “Smart” listening devices and sensors in their homes seems like a recipe for more disasters? ...

Sep 04 08:18

Google, YouTube Forced to Pay $170 Million Fine for Illegally Monitoring Children Online

By Matt Agorist

As YouTube, Google, and Twitter crack down on peaceful channels, censor alternative media, and allow child exploitation videos to flourish, the Federal Trade Commission has slapped the tech giant with a $170 million fine and other sanctions for unscrupulously and illegally tracking children.

The fine was the result of a lawsuit against the company for violating the rights of children under 13 years old by tracking them online without their parents’ consent...

Sep 04 07:33

World’s Biggest Bitcoin Cash Conference Kicks Off in Australia — What to Expect

By Graham Smith

Arguably set to become the world’s biggest Bitcoin Cash conference yet, Bitcoin Cash City kicked off today in sunny Townsville, North Queensland. The city is not only colorful, friendly, and home to some very beautiful coastline, it’s also chock-full of opportunities to use Bitcoin Cash for everyday living. As such, it’s well-suited to promoting a cryptocurrency seeking not simply to become a dusty store of value, but a real living, breathing cash for anyone and everyone to use in their daily lives. Here’s a brief overview of what to expect from this one-of-a-kind, dynamic gathering...

Sep 03 17:16

YouTube says it has shut down more than 17,000 accounts since changing its stance on 'hateful content' earlier this summer

Following a major change in YouTube's policy on 'hateful content' the platform has banned more than 17,000 accounts in a little more than two months.

In a blog post sent out today, YouTube detailed its efforts to remove harmful content uploaded to its platform since changing its user policy in June to better protect against videos that discriminate based on age, gender, race, caste, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Since then, according to the company, it has removed more than 100,000 videos and doubled the number of comments banished from the platform to 500 million.

Sep 03 17:08

Cortana makes your PC's heart beat faster: Windows 10 update leaves some processors hot under the cooler

It became clear over the weekend that the patch has resulted in some impressively high CPU usage for some of the users who have hit the 'Check for Updates' button and installed the thing.

The problem, according to frustrated users on Twitter, Reddit and Microsoft's own feedback forums, appears to be with Cortana, which is hoovering up around 40 per cent or more of CPU on afflicted systems. We suppose this is one way of getting users to notice the thing.

Some gamers have reported a precipitous drop in frame rates after updating. Those able to uninstall the borked code saw performance restored.

The issue does not appear to be too widespread at present, and Microsoft clearly doesn't regard it as important enough to update the support page.

Sep 03 15:19

Huawei ready to share source code with foreign nations to alleviate security concerns

Huawei is prepared to fully cooperate with foreign nations in order to debunk claims that the Chinese tech giant is in cahoots with Beijing, the company’s senior vice president has said.

The firm, which has pioneered 5G technology, is considering making its source code available to all stakeholders, Senior Vice President John Suffolk said, in an interview with Kyodo News.

Sep 03 13:48

ROBORDER: EU and U.S. Testing Drone Swarms to Handle “Illegal Border Activity”

By Nicholas West

Here comes Skynet.

Earlier this year in May it was reported by The Intercept that the EU had been working with member states to help roll out a system called ROBORDER that would employ swarms of autonomous drones to patrol air, land and sea for border violations.

The specifics were laid out in a mid-term review and progress report.

Now it appears that the U.S. is ready to announce its own plans for drone swarms at the border...

Sep 03 10:16

Research Says Cell Phone Radiation Prematurely Ages Skin and 5G Irritates Eyes, Skin, Sweat Ducts, and More

By B.N. Frank

It’s bad enough that cell phones have been found to be 10X dirtier than a toilet seat. Last year Reader’s Digest reported “Warning, Cell Phone Addicts: Your Phone Is Aging Your Skin.” The article focused on exposure to Blue Light or High-Energy Visible Light (HEV) as the culprit but it’s not the only one.

Exposure to Electromagnetic Radiation (aka Electrosmog) can age us, too, and more than just skin deep. Dr. Magda Havas refers to this as “Rapid Aging Syndrome.”...

Sep 03 08:57

Why Portugal’s Tax-Free Crypto Trading Matters for Bitcoin

By Lubomir Tassev

Cryptocurrency enthusiasts and businesses in the industry have had to put up with regulatory uncertainty for quite some time. The strong desire to tap into their incomes and profits goes hand in hand with failure on behalf of authorities and regulators to fully understand the nature of decentralized digital assets. Not to mention how absurd the reluctance to legalize something they want to tax anyway. Cases in Portugal show that it’s hard to positively know what exactly traders, investors and companies owe the state. Luckily, the narrow scope of the local tax legislation means they have to pay less than in other countries...

Sep 03 08:53

Sec. 230 protections need to be stripped from Wikipedia, which is nothing but a smear machine run by coordinated corporate gangs

Now that Wikipedia has been exposed as little more than a pharma-pushing, truth-squelching disinformation racket that’s cloaked as some kind of independent online “encyclopedia,” the time is now for this obvious deep-state propaganda front to finally lose its Section 230 “Safe Harbor” protections.

What we mean by this is that Wikipedia, along with many other corrupt tech giants, continues to unfairly benefit from a special clause in the Communications Decency Act (CDA) that grants content providers immunity from liability for the information they publish that’s created by other people.

Since Wikipedia has decided to openly alter, remove, or otherwise censor information that its owners and editors find “offensive,” or that runs contrary to their preferred agenda, Wikipedia has transformed into a content publisher, meaning Section 230 protections no longer apply.

Sep 03 07:11

Stuxnet virus attack details emerge as Israel eases cyber weapons sale restrictions

The Stuxnet virus that decimated Iran’s nuclear program was introduced by a Dutch mole working with the CIA and Mossad, intelligence sources claimed, as Israel is shopping its cyber weapons to anyone with cash to buy.

An Iranian engineer was recruited by the Dutch intelligence agency AIVD, acting under the direction of the CIA and Mossad, to infect some 2,000 Iranian nuclear centrifuges with the catastrophic Stuxnet virus, which set that country’s nuclear program back years, according to intelligence sources who spoke to Yahoo News.

The mole, who posed as a mechanic, reportedly provided data that was critical to helping the virus’ developers shape their code to specifically target the systems at the Natanz plant where it was ultimately unleashed, then helped get the virus onto the plant computers using a flash drive.

Sep 02 19:59

T-Mobile Cancels 5G installation Nationwide. Anonymous Employee Blames 15 States’ Lawsuits Against Sprint Merger

By B.N. Frank

Activist Post has already reported about states filing lawsuits against the proposed Sprint / T-Mobile merger.

According to the Wireless Estimator, T-Mobile is postponing new builds and 5G upgrades at least for now. A construction manager who wants to remain anonymous blames the 15 state attorneys general for filing lawsuits against the T-Mobile / Sprint Merger. Lawsuits have also been filed against the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for promoting and forcing 5G installation throughout American communities...

Sep 02 19:46

Pentagon Wants To Police Social Media Fake News And Deep Fakes

By Aaron Kesel

The U.S. wants to use the military’s Pentagon arm to police fake news online; what can possibly go wrong?

According to reports, the Pentagon’s DARPA research agency has announced it will deploy online cyber forces to watch for “large-scale, automated disinformation attacks,” using specialized software to detect deep fakes of photos, videos and audio clips...

Sep 02 09:04

“We’re Going to Find You” — How Undercover Agents Trade Prison Time for Bitcoins

By Graham Smith

An Australian national living in Boulder, Colorado was slammed with a one year and a day prison sentence last month for trading bitcoins. An August 23 statement from the Colorado U.S. District Attorney’s Office states that Emilio Testa, 32, was charged with money laundering, and claims Testa knew the funds he was acquiring had been used in narcotics deals. While Testa’s reason for trading was reportedly that “he preferred not to use banks or deal with taxes,” and the type of “narcotics” was not mentioned, the D.A. has pinned him for more serious crimes nonetheless, in an emergent pattern of targeting bitcoin traders while letting big-time criminals like banks, governments, and drug companies off the hook...

Sep 02 06:35

Proposed Federal Agency Would Create Criteria to “Identify” Potentially Violent People

By Michael Maharrey

There is a push on for the creation of another unconstitutional federal agency that would create systems to identify “early signs of changes in people with mental illness that could lead to violent behavior.”

Coupled with “red flag” laws, this sounds like the beginning of a dystopian nightmare...

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