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COMPUTERS/INTERNET/SECURITY

Dec 01 12:57

Massive Cyber Attack Hits More Than 900k Routers In Germany

More than 900,000 routers belonging to Deutsche Telekom users in Germany were not able to connect to the Internet due to an alleged cyber-attack.

Dec 01 12:41

FBI Expanded Its Hacking Powers, Unprecedented Authority To Hack Into Any Device

Trump says he will let go of businesses to concentrate on the country. Trump hires a Goldman Sachs banker and a Rothschild Central Banker to be on his team.Senate fails to block efforts of the FBI having the ability to hack into any device.

Dec 01 11:24

Sir Tim Berners-Lee slams the Snoopers' Charter as a 'security nightmare'

WORLD WIDE WEB FOUNDER Sir Tim Berners-Lee has spoken out about the "undemocratic" Investigatory Powers Bill (IP Bill), which this week received royal assent and will soon become law.

The IP Bill, better known as the Snoopers' Charter, was waved through by the Queen on Tuesday, which means that the government's sweeping surveillance rules will now pass into law in 2017.

The Bill, described by Edward Snowden as "the most extreme surveillance in the history of western democracy", will require ISPs to store comprehensive records of websites visited and phone numbers called for 12 months, and to enable police, security services and multiple other public sector bodies, including the Department for Work and Pensions and the Food Standards Agency, to access those records on demand.

Dec 01 11:14

TalkTalk and Post Office routers hit by cyber-attack

Thousands of TalkTalk and Post Office customers have had their internet access cut by an attack targeting certain types of internet routers.

A spokeswoman for the Post Office told the BBC that the problem began on Sunday and had affected about 100,000 of its customers.

Talk Talk also confirmed that some of its customers had been affected, and it was working on a fix.

It is not yet known who is responsible for the attack.

Dec 01 11:13

Android-rooting Gooligan malware infects 1 million devices

A new strain of Android malware is infecting an estimated 13,000 devices per day.

The Gooligan malware roots Android devices before stealing email addresses and authentication tokens stored on them. The tokens create a means for hackers to access users' sensitive data from Gmail accounts, security researchers at Check Point Software Technologies warn.

The malicious code creates a money-making sideline for crooks by fraudulently installing apps from Google Play and rating them on behalf of the victim.

Gooligan targets devices running Android 4 (Jelly Bean, KitKat) and 5 (Lollipop), collectively around 74 per cent of Android devices currently in use. Gooligan is installing at least 30,000 apps on breached devices every day, or more than 2 million apps since the malicious campaign began, according to Check Point.

Dec 01 11:06

YouTube is Not Being Honest with Us

Webmaster addition: We have seen our videos' view numbers going up, then suddenly knocked way back down again.

Dec 01 11:03

Boston Police Department Set to Join Trend of Using Internet Surveillance Tech

By Joe Wright

...Many police departments and the federal government have taken the position that what can be found on social media is information from participants released willingly into the public domain, so it’s fair game for analysis. However, these programs are being put in place without public notice, and the instances of abuse are already mounting … especially when it comes to monitoring dissent...

Dec 01 10:17

Fatal flaws in ten pacemakers make for Denial of Life attacks

A global research team has hacked 10 different types of implantable medical devices and pacemakers finding exploits that could allow wireless remote attackers to kill victims.

Dec 01 10:14

Lenovo: if you value your server, block Microsoft's November security update

Lenovo server customers should disable Windows Update and apply a UEFI update to avoid Microsoft’s November security freezing their systems.

The world’s third largest server-maker advised the step after revealing that 19 configurations of its x M5 and M6 rack, as well as its x6 systems are susceptible.

Lenovo’s machines are crashing upon installation of Microsoft's Security Update MS16-140 for Windows Server 2016, 2012 R2 and 2012.

Dec 01 09:14

New Chrome Extension Changes 'Alt-Right' to 'White Supremacy'

A group opposing what it called normalization of white nationalism under the term "alt-right" has created a Google Chrome extension that changes the phrase to "white supremacy."

Dec 01 09:03

US JUDGES CAN NOW SIGN GLOBAL HACKING WARRANTS

On Thursday, changes to the rules around US search warrants came into effect, meaning that magistrate judges can now authorize the hacking of computers outside of their own district.

Legal experts have described the move as the broadest expansion of extraterritorial surveillance power since the FBI's inception, an agency that has already embarked on international hacking operations. The Department of Justice, meanwhile, has defended the changes, arguing they are crucial for policing crime in an age of anonymization technology such as Tor.

The move centers around Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, which regulates when and under what particular circumstances judges can issues warrants for searches and seizures, including remote searches of suspects’ computers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The problem is, the really bad guys have already encrypted their systems to the point that whatever wizbang software is available to these judges is so far behind the times, that locating real criminals will be difficult, if not impossible, even though magistrate judges now have the power to do so.

Dec 01 08:39

German intel agency gets €150mn to crack encryption of WhatsApp, other messaging services – reports

Germany’s Federal Intelligence Service (BND) wants to hack its way around encryption used by instant messaging services such as WhatsApp and Telegram, and has just been given €150 million ($160 million) to do so.

The BND has developed the Reconnaissance of Non-Standardized Communication in Internet project (ANISKI) to tackle encryption.

It aims to crack encryption methods used by popular messaging services as, at present, the BND can only access information sent in “less than 10” of the 70 popular communication services.

Dec 01 08:23

FBI to gain expanded hacking powers as Senate effort to block fails

A last-ditch effort in the Senate to block or delay rule changes that would expand the U.S. government's hacking powers failed Wednesday, despite concerns the changes would jeopardize the privacy rights of innocent Americans and risk possible abuse by the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump.

Dec 01 07:57

Ransomware attack on San Francisco public transit gives everyone a free ride

San Francisco Municipal Transport Agency attacked by hackers who locked up computers and data with 100 bitcoin demand

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Only 100 bitcoins?!? I suspect the real point was a demonstration of ability, not the cash.

Dec 01 07:42

The Software Engineer's Online Handbook

Toptal has compiled the best free online resources for engineers in 2016. Engineers of all experience levels will find great tools for collaboration, open source projects, and free tutorials. Stay a step ahead with emerging industry trends and hiring forecasts, as well as the latest tools and technologies vetted by the elite Toptal team.

Dec 01 07:15

Breaking: Twitter Considers Banning Trump

Nov 30 16:33

Diaspora - peer to peer social networking!

Diaspora* is completely decentralized, and any person from any pod can communicate with one another! You can register at any of these other pods as well. You can also choose to set up your own pod if you'd like.

Nov 30 15:25

Reddit Threatens To Shut Down Compliant Right-Wing Subreddit For “Hate Speech”, Gives No Examples Of It

Reddit administrators are threatening to “quarantine” a right-wing subreddit, which is compliant with Reddit’s content policy and user agreement, for “hate speech”, while declining to define or specify examples of “hate speech” on the subreddit.

Nov 30 09:50

THE CONSERVATIVE PURGE BEGINS=> Apple Removes Breitbart From Their App Store

Democrats are furious that Americans rejected their criminal, unethical, boring and fainting far left candidate.

And they are OUTRAGED that they do not control the flow of information anymore thanks to the internet, Facebook, Twitter, and talk radio.

So rather than win on ideas they have decided to purge the conservative websites from the marketplace of ideas.

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Nov 30 09:12

Facebook Staff Quit Amid Unprecedented ‘Alt Media’ Censorship

Facebook’s war on so-called “fake news” has resulted in a number of staff walking out and quitting the social media giant in disgust, according to the New York Times.

Nov 30 06:43

Bait & Switch- Fake News, PropOrNot, the Real Inform & Influence Operation

A few days before the 2016 election I contacted several publishers and told them they were on a list to be dealt with/ taken down after what was supposed to be a Clinton victory. This effort was against news sites and websites that spoke or wrote against current US policies that Clinton supported. As I was writing this Glen Greenwald’s great article came out specifically about PropOrNot. That plays a small part in this.

Journalists that said or wrote anything damaging to the Clinton campaign or supported her opponents in any way were targeted. News sites and journalists that failed to criticize Vladimir Putin, or worse; they were sympathetic of this or that Russian or Syria policy at any time are on the lists.

Nov 30 06:27

Social media companies should use technological solutions to bar young people from sending explicit messages and cyberbullying, says health secretary

Under-18s should be prevented by social media companies from texting sexually explicit images, the health secretary has said. Giving evidence to the Commons health committee on suicide prevention efforts, Jeremy Hunt also called for a crackdown on cyberbullying by the technology industry via the introduction of software that can detect when it is happening.

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I think it is a lot safer for the kids to play "you show me yours and I'll show you mine" over the cell phones, rather than in person ... with the risk of pregnancy and STDs!

Nov 30 06:20

‘Sniffers & taps on journalists’: WikiLeaks publishes emails as whistleblower Brown is paroled

In a July 2010 email exchange, HBGary executive Greg Hoglund proposed “sniffing” operations in Russia, targeting cell phone operators Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) and Vimpelcom.

“NSA has all the collection resources you could imagine, CIA likewise has operatives coming out the wazooo. What they don't have is an ability to manage complex campaigns,” Hoglund wrote.

HBGary CEO Aaron Barr built upon the proposal by discussing the plan to infiltrate governments and groups using social media, by setting up fake “personas.”

“I will create a few personas for the executive members of the company so there can be some email traffic. You will at some point be able to use this guys [sic] accounts as compromised,” Barr wrote.

Nov 30 06:18

The Entire Internet Will Be Archived In Canada to Protect It From Trump

As Donald Trump careens towards the Oval Office, promising jail time for flag-burnersalong the way, an organization that archives the internet for anyone to peruse aims to create a full backup in Canada in order to protect the digital library from censorship.

Nov 30 06:15

FBI and NSA Poised to Gain New Surveillance Powers Under Trump

A new rule is set to go into effect on Dec. 1 letting the FBI get permission from a judge in a single jurisdiction to hack into multiple computers whose locations aren’t known.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note the deceptive headline. The rule goes into effect December 1, yet Trump gets the blame!

Nov 29 23:21

Media Attempts To Normalize#PizzaGate Pedophilia With #SexyDisney Trend on Twitter

As #PizzaGate continues to be buried on corporate social network trends #SexyDisney emerges as an attempt to normalize thoughts of pedophilia

Nov 29 18:43

Boston Police Department plans to buy $1.4m social media spying tool

The Boston Police Department plans to buy a $1.4 million social media surveillance tool capable of building out complex associational profiles of users, tracking posts by location, performing ‘sentiment’ analysis, and much, much more. A detailed description of what the department is looking for is laid out in an 88-page request for proposals dated October 2016. Bids for the contract were due at the end of that month, and the department is apparently going to make a decision about which company to hire on or around December 5.

Nov 29 17:10

Intel Officer Plotting With ISIS To Blow Up Intel Headquarters Arrested In Germany

Germany has arrested an intelligence officer which infiltrated the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BvF) on behalf of ISIS after he was outed for leaking classified information to the terrorist group in a plot to blow up the office’s headquarters.

Nov 29 11:31

Facebook Employees Are Quitting Because Users Are Being Censored

The war on “fake news” embarked upon by Facebook, Google, and Twitter may be earning the media goliaths brownie points with establishment politicos, but users — and even employees — aren’t feeling as enthusiastic.

In the midst of backlash over the stunning victory of President-elect Donald Trump, which some people attribute to the preponderance of apocryphal headlines disseminated by Internet search engines and social media platforms, the companies are tweaking their algorithms in order to target specifically blacklisted sites, many of which happen to be alternative media sites that question the political and media establishment. Many of the sites are also financially dependent on ad revenue earned by organic and referral traffic directed by Google, Facebook, and Twitter.

Now, it appears Facebook’s new algorithmic censorship practices are causing some of its employees to quit.

Nov 29 11:02

Russian tech helps Microsoft recognize conversations between Americans

Microsoft says it can automatically recognize conversations between Americans with nearly perfect accuracy. The margin of error was 5.9 percent, which means the system can correctly recognize more than 94 percent of the words. The details of this research were published in a scientific article. Speech recognition can be used in entertainment devices such as Xbox game consoles, personal digital assistants, and in call centers. Microsoft said the breakthrough was made thanks to artificial intellect developed by STC Innovations, which was founded by Russian acoustic scientists more than 25 years ago. Technologies produced by the company, ranging from voice recorders to national security systems, are sold in 75 countries...

Nov 29 10:52

Sean Hannity: People Don’t Need ‘Fake News’ Corporate Media Anymore; Landscape Shifting to Breitbart, Drudge, Talk Radio

Hannity said that what we learned about the “radical Left colluding-with-Clinton campaign media” from the WikiLeaks revelations was “spectacular.”

“It is the most underreported story out there,” he declared. “They’re not going to cover the fact that they themselves colluded with Clinton, helped Clinton, in some cases, gave questions to her or sought questions for Trump or for Cruz through the DNC, John Harwood advising the Clinton campaign, moderating a debate. It’s pretty spectacular on Election Night that one of the moderators, Martha Raddatz, cried when Donald Trump had won the election.”

“I mean, they lie. They’re corrupt. They’re dishonest. They collude. They’re all in this hyperventilating mode about ‘fake news’ now, but they are fake news. That’s them. It’s now on display for the world to see,” Hannity charged.

Nov 29 07:56

New alternatives to Twitter, Google, Facebook rapidly emerging: These sites won't censor you

Are you hooked on social media or use it to promote your business or cause, but are sick and tired of the Left-wing tyrannical censorship of either your posts or those of real news organizations that Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo and others have arbitrarily deemed "fake?"

Nov 29 07:19

The Internet Is Experiencing A Book Burning For The Digital Age.

I knew my Internet searches were being censored, and now I have been validated by the breaking news that Google is starting to censor what they consider to be “fake news” websites.

Nov 29 07:09

Andrew Breitbart tweet before death adds fuel to online speculation of D.C. sex-trafficking ring

Andrew Breitbart is making news even in death.

Social media speculation of a sex-trafficking ring in the nation’s capital has burned up social media sites for weeks. Complicating matters is Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s decision not to comment on anything WikiLeaks-related for months.

Nov 28 18:14

'Mirai bots' cyber-blitz 1m German broadband routers – and your ISP could be next

A widespread attack on the maintenance interfaces of broadband routers over the weekend has affected the telephony, television, and internet service of about 900,000 Deutsche Telekom customers in Germany.

The German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) issued a statement indicating that the cyber-assault, which was detected on Sunday and continued into Monday, has also targeted government networks, but has been inconsistent in its effect due to protective measures.

A modified version of the Mirai worm – which commandeered huge numbers of CCTV cameras and other Internet-of-Things gear – is now scanning home routers for security vulnerabilities, and either crashing or hijacking devices. This upgraded malware, and similar software nasties, were likely behind the weekend's outage in Germany, by attacking the modems' maintenance interface on port 7547.

Nov 28 15:43

Following the Fourth Amendment Would Help Make America Great Again

By Kelli Sladick

During the last eight years, the Obama administration failed to live up to its promise reverse the Bush era’s mass surveillance of American citizens. In fact, it was expanded and justified. If you were silent, the sweeping power controlled by the president may not be on your radar for the right reasons. While there is a deep fear resonating, at least half looked the other way when “their guy” held the powers of the presidency.

So let’s put aside the distractions roaring through the media, and let’s walk down memory lane...

Nov 28 15:23

India Takes Drastic Move Toward Cashless Society

By Brandon Turbeville

In 2012, India launched a nationwide program involving the allocation of a Unique Identification Number (UID) to every single one of its 1.2 billion residents. Each of the numbers will be tied to the biometric data of the recipient using three different forms of information – fingerprints, iris scans, and pictures of the face. All ten digits of the hand will be recorded, and both eyes will be scanned....

Now, having made a decision to ban 500 and 1,000 pound Rupee notes, Prime Minister Modi is openly stating his goal of moving India towards becoming a “cashless society.”

Nov 28 13:09

Internet Privacy In UK Now ‘Worse Than China’

UK citizens have been stripped of their right to any online privacy, with a new law making the British public subject to 24/7 draconian surveillance that surpasses the restrictions placed on Chinese citizens.

Nov 28 09:59

Here’s why “fake news” sites are dangerous

Many of these sites were launched and are spearheaded by ONE man or woman.

No person outside the mainstream is supposed to be so emboldened by his/her own point of view and passion.

“All points of view belong to a group.”

We’re not supposed to believe these “fake news” INDIVIDUALS created their news operations on their own. We’re not supposed to believe each individual had a vision of what the news is supposed to be and followed that vision forward with great energy.

An individual works for what he believes is true? He keeps his own counsel? He forges ahead, despite all opposition? He may even, when all is said and done, make a profit from his own labors? We’re supposed to oppose these “evils,” and by the grace of governments and their shadow operators, we will emerge from the darkness and find our salvation in a New Order of things.

Nov 28 09:56

Google Maps renames Trump Tower as Dump Tower

That’s how petty, childish, and sore losers the Left are.

Nov 28 09:02

Secret Trade Proposal Would Give Facebook Free Reign to Censor by Algorithm

Facebook has long drawn ire over its tendency to censor users’ posts based on its opaque standards. But under leaked proposals from a controversial European trade deal, the social network and other online services could be granted legal immunity when censoring any content, as long as it’s deemed “harmful or objectionable.”

The measure is one of several internet-related proposals being advanced by the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA), according to a leaked section of the agreement published by Greenpeace and the German digital rights blog Netzpolitik. The draft proposal, which is dated September 16, 2013, effectively guarantees online services’ ability to censor such content in Europe without needing to accept any legal liability or public accountability—whether that curation is done by a human or an algorithm.

Nov 28 08:45

Orwellian Nightmare: Google To Rig Search Results, Eliminating News Outlets They Consider ‘Fake’

Mary Wilder for News Target reports, Following Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, the liberal mainstream media rushed to find any reason at all to explain why they were all so wrong about who was going to be victorious.

Nov 27 20:05

Passengers ride free on SF Muni subway after ransomware hits 2,100 systems, demands $73k

Hard-drive-scrambling ransomware infected more than 2,000 systems at San Francisco's public transit agency on Friday and demanded 100 bitcoins to unlock data, The Register has learned.

Ticket machines were shut down and passengers were allowed to ride the Muni light-rail system for free on Saturday – a busy post-Thanksgiving shopping day for the city – while IT workers scrambled to clean up the mess.

Nov 27 18:37

Is Web Content Blocked By Your Country, On Your Device, Or In Your Network? Try This Simple Workaround

The Internet Archive was blocked by T-Mobile's obnoxious Web Guard on my new hotspot, and none of my old workarounds were good -- or fast -- enough, so I put together a new one.

Requires desired website URL, and ability to cut, paste, and (how can anyone live without this?) see your address bar (not your search bar!). Unlike many workarounds, does not require ability to view the source code -- though it gives you the ability to write it.

Nov 27 16:59

Trump Supporters Worship Frog Hate God ‘Kek’ Claims Latest Media Hoax

Media keeps reporting Trump rascism hoaxes without fact checking, such as Trump supporters worship an anti-Semitic hate-god symbolized by a cartoon frog meme.

Nov 27 14:54

Half Of The High-Paying Jobs In America Now Require This Skill. If You Don't Have It, Go Take A Class.

There is a skill that half of the high-paying jobs in America require now, and many of you may not have it. You are being warned now.

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.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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.

You can freely post your photos and videos, as many as you'd like. Share them with all your friends. Our forums are a great way to keep up to date and share information with like-minded people.

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?

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Someone made a video out of that huge graphic below!

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