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Jul 31 18:41

How to Make Windows 10 Secure

Jul 31 12:04

We Are Experiencing Economic Devastation On A Scale That America Has Never Seen Before

For a very long time we have been warned that a U.S. economic collapse was inevitably coming, and now it is here. Fear of COVID-19 and unprecedented civil unrest in our major cities have combined to plunge us into a historic economic downturn, and nobody is exactly sure what is going to happen next. On Thursday, we learned that U.S. GDP was down 32.9 percent on an annualized basis last quarter. That officially makes last quarter the worst quarter in all of U.S. history, and many people believe that this new economic depression is just getting started. But of course not all areas of the country are being affected equally. According to USA Today, states such as Hawaii, Nevada, Michigan and New York were hit particularly hard last quarter…

Jul 30 10:03

Ford Factory Employs Two Boston Dynamics Robot Dogs

By Aaron Kesel

The motor and vehicle giant Ford has employed two of Boston Dynamics robot dogs onto its factory floor.

According to a report by Motor Trend, the car and truck maker is going to be utilizing Boston Dynamics robot dogs "Fluffy" and "Spot," for scanning the factory with lasers. These robot canines will be utilized in the Van Dyke transmission plant near Detroit, Michigan.

"These robots can be deployed into tough-to-reach areas within the plant to scan the area with laser scanners and high-definition cameras, collecting data used to retool plants, saving Ford engineers time and money," Ford wrote in a press release...

Jul 30 09:06

Dr. Simone Gold: Squarespace shuts down America’s frontline doctors website

Website hosting provider Squarespace has shut down the website of the group America’s Frontline Doctors following a press conference they held in Washington D.C., according to Dr. Simone Gold. According to a screenshot posted by Gold, the web hosting service shut down the group’s website for “activity that’s false, fraudulent, inaccurate or deceiving.”

Jul 30 09:01

Google directly interfering with 2020 election by censoring alt-news websites

Just like what is now happening to Natural News and Brighteon, both of which are completely banned from Facebook and Twitter, Breitbart News is no longer showing up in Google’s search results due to blatant Big Tech censorship in the lead-up to the 2020 presidential election.

While Google has been censoring Breitbart in various ways since at least 2016, greatly limiting its search visibility, the tech giant has taken things a step further in recent days by pretty much blocking the domain entirely, even when users specifically search for the word “Breitbart.”

Jul 29 12:25

Election interference: Google purges Breitbart from search results

Search visibility is a key industry measure of how findable a publisher’s content is in Google search. New data shows that Google has suppressed Breitbart’s search visibility by 99.7 percent since 2016.

Jul 28 13:04

New Unwoke job recruitment site seeks free-thinking, freedom-loving individuals

A brand new job recruitment platform known as Unwoke offers companies that are tired of political correctness and “cancel culture” the opportunity to hire creative talent that is untarnished by far-left brainwashing and indoctrination.

Jul 28 12:58

Facebook now being used to coordinate left-wing terrorist attacks on U.S. cities… while tech giants ban CONSERVATIVES who demand law and order

Antifa and Black Lives Matter (BLM) are reportedly in the process of trying to retake the Seattle “CHAZ” (Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone), as well as occupy new “autonomous zones” across the United States. And aiding them in this insurrection is none other than Facebook, which is now openly facilitating domestic terrorism while actively censoring conservatives who have had enough of all the violence and chaos.

Jul 28 10:04

Kyle Bass Slams TikTok As 'CCP Trojan Horse' Following Disturbing ProtonMail Exposé

TikTok, the video-sharing platform owned by the Chinese social media giant ByteDance, is one of the most popular social media services in the world, with an estimated 800 million users. However, its zealous data collection, use of Chinese infrastructure, and its parent company’s close ties to the Chinese Communist Party make it a perfect tool for massive surveillance and data collection by the Chinese government.

After reviewing TikTok’s data collection policies, lawsuits, cybersecurity white papers, past security vulnerabilities, and its privacy policy, we find TikTok to be a grave privacy threat that likely shares data with the Chinese government. We recommend everyone approach TikTok with great caution, especially if your threat model includes the questionable use of your personal data or Chinese government surveillance.

Jul 28 04:12

Secret Information Belonging To Clients Of Some Of World's Biggest Hedge Funds Exposed In Massive Ransomware Attack

The hacked "third-party vendor" in question is M.J. Brunner, a Pittsburgh- and Atlanta-based service provider that developed and supports SEI's investment dashboard and online enrollment portal, was the target of a ransomware attack that resulted in what the letter described as theft of "discrete pieces of user information associated with SEI Investor Dashboard online accounts."

And since countless other hedge funds also use the same fund administrator, Dow Jones today reports that the hack attack also exposed secret information belonging to clients of such iconic funds as Graham Capital, Fortress, Centerbridge and even PIMCO, demonstrating again that all hackers need is to isolate the weakest link in any security chain and all personal information becomes immediately exposed for the world to see.

Jul 28 04:08

Kyle Bass Slams TikTok As 'CCP Trojan Horse' Following Disturbing ProtonMail Exposé

TikTok and the privacy perils of China’s first international social media platform

TikTok, the video-sharing platform owned by the Chinese social media giant ByteDance, is one of the most popular social media services in the world, with an estimated 800 million users. However, its zealous data collection, use of Chinese infrastructure, and its parent company’s close ties to the Chinese Communist Party make it a perfect tool for massive surveillance and data collection by the Chinese government.

After reviewing TikTok’s data collection policies, lawsuits, cybersecurity white papers, past security vulnerabilities, and its privacy policy, we find TikTok to be a grave privacy threat that likely shares data with the Chinese government. We recommend everyone approach TikTok with great caution, especially if your threat model includes the questionable use of your personal data or Chinese government surveillance.

Jul 27 10:28

New ‘Meow’ attack has deleted almost 4,000 unsecured databases

Hundreds of unsecured databases exposed on the public web are the target of an automated 'meow' attack that destroys data without any explanation.

The activity started recently by hitting Elasticsearch and MongoDB instances without leaving any explanation, or even a ransom note. Attacks then expanded to other database types and to file systems open on the web.

A quick search by BleepingComputer on the IoT search engine Shodan initially found dozens of databases that have been affected by this attack. Recently, the number of wiped databases increased to over 1,800.

These attacks have pushed researchers into a race to find the exposed databases and report them responsibly before they become 'meowed.'

Jul 27 09:38

DNC Leaks 'Were Not Hacked' They Were Downloaded and Provided to WikiLeaks, NSA Whistleblower Says

"Now, that said, very simply this data was downloaded to a storage device, a CD ROM, or a thumb drive, and physically transported before WikiLeaks could post it. So that meant it was not a hack. So no matter how you look at it, we're looking at the forensic evidence that says the DNC emails were not hacked. They were downloaded and physically transported to WikiLeaks", the longtime NSA cryptographer explained.

Jul 26 18:09

De-Googling: Extreme Edition

Here’s your answer: A personal cloud server at home!

Jul 26 16:18

Google Bosses Have Far Too Much Power to Decide What Americans Know - Their Censorship Is Completely Out-of-Control

Early yesterday morning I received a worried note from one of our regular columnists saying our website no longer came up in any Google search results.

Google and Facebook are the top gatekeepers to the global Internet, and in early May they had both purged us, with Facebook blocking our content and Google de-ranking all of our pages.

Google search results had previously placed many of our pieces very high, but now they no longer appeared at all unless one included “unz” in the search string. Thus, only those actually looking for us would ever find our content.

But this latest blow was even more severe, and now neither searches with nor without “unz” ever seemed to return any of our pages. Google had apparently “disappeared” us from the entire Internet.

Jul 26 10:57

Future iPhone Camera With “Periscope” Zoom Capability Raises Privacy Concerns

By Aaron Kesel

A future iPhone camera is set to use periscope lenses which will dramatically increase the overall zooming capability of the smart device, raising concerns about privacy, surveillance use, and safety issues...

Jul 25 04:21

Deepfake Journalist Is a Terrifying Sign of Things to Come

It’s almost impossible to tell, but the man featured in the photos below doesn’t exist. He is a deepfake, a persona created by a computer algorythim. However, the articles this “journalist” published in several popular newspapers are very real, and a sign of things we can expect from a fast-evolving AI.

Jul 24 19:32

Is Big Tech Planning A Massive Purge To Coincide With The COVID Vaccine Release?

By Spiro Skouras

As material from dystopian novels such as 1984 begins to become a reality, we are witnessing the accelerated rollout of an agenda, which is leading towards a predetermined future.

In this interview Spiro is joined by Richie Allen, a journalist, producer and the host of the Richie Allen Radio Show.

In this interview, Richie Allen shares information regarding contacts who he has been in touch with currently working for Google.

According to the unnamed source or sources, Google, Facebook and Twitter are coordinating with each other to carry out a multi-platform purge of accounts that question vaccine safety.

The potential purge is said to coincide with the rollout of the new, experimental COVID-19 vaccine.

Jul 24 09:18

Garmin services and production go down after ransomware attack

Smartwatch and wearable maker Garmin planning multi-day maintenance window to deal with ransomware incident.

Jul 24 03:54

HOW AN ISRAELI SPY-LINKED TECH FIRM GAINED ACCESS TO THE US GOV’T’S MOST CLASSIFIED NETWORKS

If the networks of the U.S. military, the U.S. intelligence community and a slew of other U.S. federal agencies were running the software of a company with deep ties, not only to foreign companies with a history of espionage against the U.S. but also foreign military intelligence, it would — at the very least — garner substantial media attention. Yet, no media reports to date have noted that such a scenario exists on a massive scale and that the company making such software recently simulated the cancellation of the 2020 election and the declaration of martial law in the United States.

Jul 24 03:53

One fat-fingered network admin at Cloudflare just brought down literally half the internet with a single keystroke… imagine what’s possible with malicious intent

Literally half the internet was brought down today by a fat-fingered network admin at Cloudflare who misconfigured a single piece of hardware: A border router that directs TCP/IP traffic, carrying website data across the world.

The outage was shockingly widespread, affecting literally millions of websites for as long as an hour. Cloudflare blames a single piece of hardware for the fiasco, stating:

It appears a router on our global backbone announced bad routes and caused some portions of the network to not be available. We believe we have addressed the root cause and are monitoring systems for stability now.

Jul 23 09:16

Coronavirus: Government admits its Test and Trace programme is unlawful

The government has admitted its contact tracing programme is unlawful in a legal letter which confirms it has been running in breach of data protection laws since it was launched in May.

Confirmation the programme failed to adhere to privacy regulations comes as Sky News can reveal that contractors working for NHS Test and Trace have been told they may be fired following reports of dozens of staff sharing patients' confidential data on social media.

According to the legal letter, the government did not conduct a data privacy impact assessment (DPIA) which is required to ensure that breaches of patients' information don't take place.

Jul 23 09:00

New 'Shadow Attack' can replace content in digitally signed PDF files

Fifteen out of 28 desktop PDF viewer applications are vulnerable to a new attack that lets malicious threat actors modify the content of digitally signed PDF documents.

The list of vulnerable applications includes Adobe Acrobat Pro, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Perfect PDF, Foxit Reader, PDFelement, and others, according to new research [PDF] published this week by academics from the Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany.

Jul 22 19:38

60 Plaintiffs File Class Action Against Smartphone Manufacturer (Phonegate)

By B.N. Frank

The Phonegate Alert Team tries to raise awareness about exposure risks and litigation against cell phones for excessive radiation levels. Here’s their latest update...

Jul 22 12:05

AI experts release eerie deepfake video of Richard Nixon 'announcing the failure of the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing' to prove how real they can seem

It is well-known that the American president had two speeches prepared, one in case of a safe landing and one in the event that tragedy struck.

Fortuitously, the landing on July 20 1969 by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin was a resounding success, rendering the latter redundant.

However, experts at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have created an entirely artificial video showing what it may have looked and sounded like.

It is part of a project called 'Moon Disaster' and is designed to draw attention to the risk deepfakes pose and how they can manipulate people and spread fake news.

Jul 22 01:51

Google Makes All Top Conservative And Alt-Media Sites Disappear

Google appears to have ramped their censorship algorithms up to a ten on Monday and Tuesday by outright deleting pretty much all conservative and alt-media sites from their search results.

Jul 21 12:07

Adobe Photoshop gets fixes for critical security vulnerabilities

Adobe has released security updates to address twelve critical vulnerabilities in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Prelude, and Adobe Bridge that could allow attackers to execute arbitrary code on Windows devices.

In addition to the code execution vulnerabilities, a information disclosure bug was fixed in Adobe Reader Mobile for Android users.

Jul 19 16:12

Google will cut advertising revenue from sites that go against the coronavirus ‘consensus’

Google has announced that it will ban advertisements from web pages that promote coronavirus conspiracy theories, or challenge the “authoritative scientific consensus” on the deadly virus.

Google has already banned adverts promoting phony coronavirus cures or touting “medical misinformation,” but the tech giant went one step further on Friday, telling CNBC that as of next month, it will ban publishers from displaying Google ads next to coronavirus conspiracy content. The firm added that if a site violates this policy sufficiently, the ban will be extended to the entire site.

Jul 18 11:25

One fat-fingered network admin at Cloudflare just brought down literally half the internet with a single keystroke… imagine what’s possible with malicious intent

This single piece of hardware took down Cloudflare centers across the country. As announced by Cloudflare itself: “Customers using Cloudflare services in certain regions are impacted as requests might fail and/or errors may be displayed. Data Centers impacted include: SJC, DFW, SEA, LAX, ORD, IAD, EWR, ATL, LHR, AMS, FRA, CDG…”

That’s shockingly widespread of an effect for a single piece of hardware getting bad instructions in just one location. Is the internet really that fragile?

A more sinister interpretation of today’s events might arrive at the conclusion that someone was testing an “internet kill switch” to see how quickly they could bring the entire system down.

And guess what? The test worked. The entire system cratered in mere seconds.

Jul 17 10:38

Robots Taking Over Jobs Amid Pandemic As Boston Dynamics Teaches Atlas Humanoid To Do Gymnastics

By Aaron Kesel

Boston Dynamics has done it again, now its robot can do gymnastics while it decimates the human race, remembering through its artificial intelligence that time when a Boston Dynamics employee pushed its obsolete cousin.

In a new video uploaded to Instagram, Boston Dynamics showcases its robot doing gymnastics, specifically somersaults and jumping spins.

Meanwhile, robots have also taken over the kitchen...

Jul 16 09:11

Amazon warns Alexa Echo Buds earphones pose overheating safety risk

Amazon has warned its wireless earphones may be at risk of overheating and is urging customers to update their software, to make them safe.

Customers were sent an email on Wednesday, saying in “very rare cases” Echo Buds could overheat in their charging case.

Amazon said it had released a software update to fix the issue "out of an abundance of caution".

Jul 16 02:12

YouTube Bans Roosh, Press For Truth, Martin Sellner & More As Purge Continues

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki is systematically purging every popular right-wing channel on the entire site in advance of the 2020 election.

Jul 15 11:49

Entertainment Break: Watch a humanoid robot do creepily perfect gymnastics

At least they're going to look elegant when they go Skynet on us and decimate the human race

Jul 15 07:46

Hack of MGM hotels may have exposed personal data of 142 MILLION guests - more than TEN TIMES the number previously reported

According to a report from ZDNet, new information surfaced this week suggesting that the 10.6 million guests previously reported in February was vastly underestimated.

The new figure comes from an ad placed on a dark web which is offering the stolen data for $2,900. It says that the trove of stolen information contains 142,479,937 MGM hotel guests.

Jul 15 07:18

Dan Dicks, Press For Truth has his entire channel deleted from Youtube

Following the deletion of many independent Journalists from the Cooperate owned Youtube including David Icke, Max Igan, Dan Dicks of Press For Truth has now been totally de-platformed by the Tech Giant.

Bitchute channel:

https://www.bitchute.com/channel/uMyXWmHMxzx4/

Jul 14 14:16

Amazon Introduces A.I. Cart That Knows What You Are Buying As You Fill It

By Aaron Kesel

Amazon has introduced a cart that knows what you are purchasing while you throw it in, Komo News reported.

The cart uses cameras, sensors, and a scale to automatically detect what shoppers are putting in it. It keeps a tally and then charges their Amazon account when they leave the store without ever having to go to a register...

Jul 14 09:50

Are you a victim of ‘batterygate?’ Users with older iPhones may be eligible for a $25 settlement if their device was covertly slowed by the tech giant

Apple agreed to pay a $500 million class-action settlement for secretly slowing older iPhone models to force users to upgrade and now consumers can reap the benefits.

Under the lawsuit, the tech giant is providing $25 to all those affected by the smartphone 'batterygate.'

Eligible devices include iPhone 6 family, and iPhone SE that ran on iOS 10.2.1 or later, along with the iPhone 7 models that were using iOS 11.2 or a previous operating system.

Jul 14 05:54

Israeli Court Blocks Amnesty International Attempt to Curb Spyware Firm NSO

In January, Amnesty International filed a lawsuit against Israeli cyber-intelligence firm NSO Group, urging the court to revoke the company’s export license and restrict it from selling technology allegedly used to violate human rights across the globe.

The Tel Aviv District Court has rejected a petition filed by Amnesty International to suspend Israeli spyware firm NSO Group’s export license over allegations that the company's technology is used to target journalists, lawmakers and activists around the world, including one of the NGO's employees, according to The Times of Israel.

The court ruling, issued on Sunday and published on Monday, stated that lawyers for the human rights watchdog had failed to provide sufficient evidence “to prove the claim that an attempt was made to track a human rights activist by trying to hack his cellphone” or that the hacking was conducted by the NSO Group.

Jul 14 05:53

Killer Robots 'Have Arrived', Humans Need Serious Talks on AI Warfare Ethics in Tech Race - Futurist

The new technological race for autonomous combat weapons has unleashed a new global debate on the direction of future combat systems and ethics codes. Such conversations have been launched as key emerging technologies reshape the battlefield as well as human condition.

Abishur Prakash, geopolitical futurist for the Center for Innovating the Future, discussed the potential scenarios that could unfold in the new arms race for autonomous military robots. He is the author of the book, 'The Age Of Killer Robots' and the world's top expert on the geopolitical implications of emerging technologies.

Jul 13 11:54

Hacker breaches security firm in act of revenge

A hacker claims to have breached the backend servers belonging to a US cyber-security firm and stolen information from the company's "data leak detection" service.

The hacker says the stolen data includes more than 8,200 databases containing the information of billions of users that leaked from other companies during past security breaches.

The databases have been collected inside DataViper, a data leak monitoring service managed by Vinny Troia, the security researcher behind Night Lion Security, a US-based cyber-security firm.

A data leak monitoring service is a common type of service offered by cyber-security firms. Security companies scan the dark web, hacking forums, paste sites, and other locations to collect information about companies that had their data leaked online.

Jul 13 04:53

President Trump Wins Big on Secret Meatpacking Robots

President Donald Trump’s low-immigration strategy has pushed the nation’s low-wage meatpacking companies into a high-tech future, according to an article in the Wall Street Journal.

The July 9 article is titled, “Tyson Turns to Robot Butchers, Spurred by Coronavirus Outbreaks.” It quotes a variety of executives in the meatpacking industry who secretly launched large investments in robots once Trump shrank their imported supply of poor and dependent refugees. The article said:

Difficulties recruiting workers have been an impediment to expanding plants and building new ones, executives said. “The biggest push that we have in terms of automation over the last five years is because of the availability of labor in the U.S.,” said Andre Nogueira, chief executive of JBS USA, a unit of Brazilian meat company JBS SA.

Tyson has spent $500 million on technology since 2017, the newspaper said.

Jul 12 19:29

How The “Great Reset” Is Targeting Our Children & Plans To “Reimagine” Humanity

By Spiro Skouras

In this episode, Spiro is joined by John Klyczek, an Adjunct Professor, researcher, contributor to Activist Post as well as several other alternative news sites, and the author of the book School World Order: The Technocratic Globalization of Corporatized Education.

For generations the social engineers have used the strategy of indoctrination to target society’s most impressionable minds, our children, through many avenues but primarily through our education systems. In this interview, Spiro and John Klyczek break down how this longstanding and effective tactic is being “reimagined” by the usual suspects, to reshape the future of humanity.

Jul 10 11:43

COVID-19 is a criminal hoax, murder — you’ve been duped: Nurse blows the whistle on government-sponsored op

(INTELLIHUB) — A nurse named Erin Olszewski worked undercover at two U.S. hospitals over the past few months where she was able to document the reality of what has been taking place from within the Electronic Health (EHR) database at the highest level during the purported COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak which has decimated the lives of many Americans who have been forced to succumb to unconstitutional lockdown regulations and mandates at the threat of their expense, arrest, and or indefinite imprisonment and President Donald Trump is sitting back and letting it all happen. The total dismantlement of the United States.

The nurse turned sleuth worked at the initial alleged “epicenter” inside Queen’s Elmhurst Hospital where she was able to view Level 18 bio lab testing results from the EHR database revealing that people who have repeatedly tested negative for COVID are turning up in the EHR as “COVID-19 confirmed.”

Jul 10 05:59

Tyson Turns to Robot Butchers, Spurred by Coronavirus Outbreaks

Deboning livestock and slicing up chickens has long been hands-on labor. Low-paid workers using knives and saws work on carcasses moving steadily down production lines. It is labor-intensive and dangerous work.

Those factory floors have been especially conducive to spreading coronavirus. In April and May, more than 17,300 meat and poultry processing workers in 29 states were infected and 91 died, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Plant shutdowns reduced U.S. beef and pork production...

Jul 10 05:52

Amid Geopolitical Chaos, TikTok Mysteriously Goes Down Across US & UK

With the social media company caught in the middle of the escalating rhetorical battle between US and China, 'conspiracy' theories are running rampant as TikTok suddenly goes down across the US and UK.

Jul 09 19:23

Anonymous Launches New Operation Against Blue Whale Suicide Game

By Aaron Kesel

The international hacktivist collective Anonymous has launched another operation against Blue Whale, a sick suicide game that first originated years ago.

Back in 2017, the deplorable “game” first caught popularity, taking the internet by storm. Although, the game has existed much longer than that. Blue Whale encourages vulnerable depressed young teens to commit suicide in a series of tasks meant to make the person more and more depressed as days go on...

Jul 09 09:53

Did Ghislaine Maxwell secretly run one of most powerful Reddit accounts in history? Conspiracy theory suggests Epstein's 'pimp' posted about everything from Israel to legalization of child porn for 14 years until thread fell silent on her arrest

There is no definitive proof that the account is run by Ghislaine but hundreds of users have pointed out the u/maxwellhill handle has fallen silent since her July 2 arrest on sex trafficking charges related to Jeffrey Epstein.

In a Twitter post YouTuber Joe Leonard wrote: 'Ghislane Maxwell was the first person on reddit to hit 1 million karma LMAO! She's the #8 karma to this day. Her posts to /r/worldnews constituted roughly 30% of the posts there. This connection was made after she was arrested and that account stopped posting there after 14 years.'

The u/maxwellhill account has not posted since July 1 despite previously posting on a regular basis about the biggest new stories across the world, covering everything from Israel, Donald Trump to space.

Others have pointed out the account often discusses the age of consent around the world but completely steers clear of any stories relating to Epstein.

Jul 08 13:05

The face of tomorrow’s cybercrime: Deepfake ransomware explained

In the not so distant future criminals may be able to create seemingly real videos of you committing embarrassing or criminal acts. It's called deepfake ransomware and it's not as far-fetched as it seems.

Jul 08 05:18

History Repeats Itself — Flip Phones Are Officially a Thing Again

History tends to repeat itself. Who would have ever thought that vinyl records would come back to demolish CD sales? And, surely, nobody would have predicted that flip phones would reappear after the advent of smartphones, but here we are. Flip phones are in the midst of a major comeback, but the new models aren’t anything like the cheap flip phones you’ve seen in the past.

In fact, the new line of foldable phones has almost nothing in common with the 1990s to early 2000s models of yesteryear. The new folding phones from Samsung and Motorola are light and compact, but with all of the smart capabilities customers expect from a modern phone, as well as a few other tricks.

Jul 07 07:39

Study finds many popular routers contain hundreds of known security flaws and are infrequently updated

The study, conducted by Fraunhofer Institute for Communication, which assessed the firmware on 127 routers made by seven different brands found that many of the routers had hundreds of flaws.

Even when firmware updates are loaded onto routers, which are opportunities to patch known security flaws, researchers say they often fail to fix known security errors.

Jul 07 06:54

Why India’s TikTok ban could help establish it as a major player in the tech world… and cause big problems for the Chinese

As relations between the two countries deteriorate, India has banned 59 Chinese apps, amid concerns over misuse of users’ private data. Could the move set a template for other nations to follow?

Amid rising tensions between India and China over the recent border confrontation and subsequent military build-up, the Indian government has banned 59 Chinese apps, including top social-media platforms such as TikTok, Helo and WeChat, citing threats they pose to the country’s “sovereignty and security.”

Specifically, there have been reports of misuse of users’ private data by certain apps, which transmitted the data to servers outside India, including to the Chinese government – claims TikTok has strongly denied.

Jul 06 15:08

A Disturbing Glimpse Into The Future: Bill Gates, Elon Musk & The 4th Industrial Revolution

By Spiro Skouras

Welcome everyone, thanks for tuning in and congratulations! If you are reading or watching this, that means you have officially survived the first half of 2020. Something tells me, the second half will be just as crazy, if not more crazy than the first half was.

In this report we will be taking a glimpse of what the not-too-distant future may look like. Yes, some of this will be speculation, but it is speculation projecting forward based on the facts we have today.

To be clear, the road humanity is being led down does not look very human at all according to the social engineers AKA technocrats who are deciding and dictating what the future of humanity looks like for us — we have no say according to the elite.

Watch this report and decide for yourself, will humanity benefit from this projected future? Or will this digitalized system of control be the final nail in the coffin of free will and expression of individuality.

Jul 06 11:46

Privacy fears over home security cameras as Wi-Fi signals can be hacked by criminals to tell when people are home or not

Cyber criminals can work out if people are away from home by examining information transmitted over Wi-Fi by home security cameras, say scientists.

Internet-connected security cameras that track potential burglars, such as Google's Nest Cam and Amazon's Ring range, can be interfered with by attackers.

These devices, which are becoming an increasingly common feature of people's homes, generate huge amounts of hackable personal data.

UK and Chinese researchers got access to a data set of smart home camera uploads from an undisclosed device maker.

They found online traffic generated by the cameras, which are often triggered by motion, could be monitored and used to predict when a house is occupied or not.

Jul 06 11:43

Apple iOS 14 Alerts Reveal Reddit App Is Reading User Clipboard Data

Yesterday it was LinkedIn that was making the news after being exposed by Apple's iOS 14 new privacy notification feature. The same developer that spotted the LinkedIn app accessing his clipboard data with every keystroke, Don Morton, has also posted a video to Twitter showing the Reddit app exhibiting the same worrying behavior.

Jul 05 05:29

Michigan Passes Controversial Bill To Microchip Humans Voluntarily "To Protect Their Privacy"

Via GreatGameIndia.com,

The Michigan House of Representatives has passed a controversial bill to microchip humans voluntarily in the state under the guise of protecting their privacy. The Microchip Protection Act would allow Michigan employers to use microchipping of their workers with their consent. However, research has shown that RFID transponders causes cancer.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My response to being asked to do this would be a hearty, "Thanks, but HELL NO!!", particularly because in potentially causing cancer, it would be a deficit to my life,not an advantage.

Jul 04 12:09

New York Issues Subpoenas For Contact Tracing; Smartphones Add CV Logging Feature

By Aaron Kesel

Rockland County, New York is now issuing subpoenas for CV contact tracing after the residents refused to be tracked, according to reports.

It all started with a party that was held where several people contracted CV, NBC 4 New York, reports. State officials have started to issue subpoenas after citizens refused to cooperate with contact tracing, as they probe a new virus cluster...

Jul 03 11:34

Trudeau's buddy Gerry Butts wants Facebook to censor your climate change posts

Justin Trudeau's BFF and former advisor Gerald Butts, along with a group of 14 other non-scientists wrote a letter to the former Danish prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt and the Facebook Oversight Board asking them to “take action” by kicking climate change unbelievers off of Facebook.

Jul 02 17:34

Tech experts warn of new Mac ransomware spreading via internet piracy & taking files hostage

Security experts have warned of new Mac ransomware being spread via pirated software from torrent sites. The virus is so new that there is currently no known way to recover lost files.

Once installed, the malware begins to spread itself “liberally” around the hard drive, though much of the nefarious software’s behavior is still not really understood.

Jul 02 17:32

Is there a secret Covid tracker on your phone? New feature suddenly pops up on Android and iPhone handsets - without anyone installing it

Apple and Android users have been left puzzled after coronavirus tracking software quietly glided on to their mobile phones without them knowing.

A function called 'COVID-19 Exposure Logging' has appeared in the 'settings' section of both iPhones and Android devices, which will work with tracing apps that users can download to alert them when they have come into contact with the virus.

Users in the US and UK have been given software, which can be found under the 'Google' section of Android settings and in the 'privacy - health' section of the iPhone settings, despite not having an official government tracing app they can download.

People in Germany, who have been able to download a government-backed app for weeks, also have the feature - and complain it saps their phone battery.

Jul 02 09:16

Inside a ransomware attack: From the first breach to the ransom demand

Security researchers have revealed the anatomy of a ransomware attack, showing how cyber criminals gained access to a network and deployed ransomware -- all in the space of just two weeks.

Researchers from tech security company Sentinel One examined a server that was used by criminals in October last year to turn a small security breach in a corporate network into a damaging Ryuk ransomware attack. This sort of data can be vital in helping understand the tactics and techniques used by attackers.

Jul 02 07:11

Aaron Cole talks about gaming the social media system, and government funding

(INTELLIHUB) — Host of Conspiracy Chronicles podcast Aaron Cole appeared on The Shepard Ambellas Show on Wednesday where he talked to Intellihub founder and editor-in-chief Shepard Ambellas about operatives within the so-called movement and how a purge of social media outlets may be on the way.

“I want to touch on people who seem like they are in the counter-movement or something like that,” the podcaster told Ambellas. “It’s hard to say they may not be touching the boundaries like you do with your posts and your great website intellihub.com–maybe they are somehow gaming the system to work that out but also I’ll see people, not on the fringe, of course, post the dumbest shit and it will get the most absurd amount of likes and replies to it.”

Jul 01 07:05

SOCIAL MEDIA EARTHQUAKE AS PARLER WELCOMES 1,000,000 NEW USERS

The Western Journal reports that there has been a breakthrough in the hammerlock Facebook, Twitter and other Big Tech social media have had on the population. For the last few years, these big networks had become creeping censors, eliminating well-known but more “fringe-y” conservatives and their news sites from mainstream sharing and distribution. Now, with Twitter and Google’s recent bans (or warnings) again quite prominent conservative or alternate news sites like ZeroHedge, the Federalist, and Carpe Donktum, it appears that a tipping point has been reached, with alternate social media Parler picking up one million new users in only about one week.

The Western Journal piece, written by Christine Favocci, has some very interesting things to say:

Twitter is increasingly hostile to conservatives and their viewpoints, but users have found a refuge on Parler, a fast-growing conservative alternative to the popular social media platform.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This appears to be a positive step, so at least for the moment, congrats to Matze and congrats to Parler!!

Jul 01 06:52

'PREDICTIVE POLICING' COULD AMPLIFY TODAY'S LAW ENFORCEMENT ISSUES

SOURCE: ENGADGET
Law enforcement in America is facing a day of reckoning over its systemic, institutionalized racism and ongoing brutality against the people it was designed to protect. Virtually every aspect of the system is now under scrutiny, from budgeting and staffing levels to the data-driven prevention tools it deploys. A handful of local governments have already placed moratoriums on facial recognition systems in recent months and on Wednesday, Santa Cruz, California became the first city in the nation to outright ban the use of predictive policing algorithms. While it’s easy to see the privacy risks that facial recognition poses, predictive policing programs have the potential to quietly erode our constitutional rights and exacerbate existing racial and economic biases in the law enforcement community.

Jul 01 06:49

"MOVING FORWARD ACT" WILL FORCE CAR OWNERS TO BREATHE INTO A BREATHALYZER TO START THEIR VEHICLES

SOURCE: MASS PRIVATE I

The NHTSA has been trying to put breathalyzers in new cars since at least 2015 and new legislation suggests they may finally succeed.

As Landline Media explains, "an already large bill has developed into an enormous one. House Democrats merged the nearly $500 billion highway bill, or INVEST in America Act, into a larger infrastructure package with a $1.5 trillion price tag."

A press release reveals that this new bill would treat every American like a potential criminal and force them to breathe into a breathalyzer every time they get behind the wheel.

"To honor the Abbas family’s legacy to stop drunk driving by directing NHTSA to prescribe a motor vehicle safety standard requiring passenger motor vehicles to be equipped with an advanced drunk driving prevention system that detects if the driver is intoxicated."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So how is this Federal agency going to mandate this equipment on used car owners?!?

I think Mike and I will be keeping our Hondai as long as it will continue to run, and we expect that to be for a very long time, thank you very much.

The degree, and speed, to which US law continues to morph toward a Code Napoleon, dystopic view of ordinary citizens as guilty until proven innocent, is breathtaking.

SOMEONE is getting set to make a fortune on this, including the legislators sponsoring this legislation.

Jun 29 22:21

Big Tech Censorship Extravaganza: YouTube Bans Stefan Molyneux & Others, Reddit Changes Rules to Allow Hate Speech Against 'People In The Majority'

In a Big Tech censorship extravaganza on Monday, YouTube banned Stefan Molyneux, Jared Taylor and others, Reddit banned thousands of subreddits for "hate" and changed their rules to explicitly allow hate speech against "people who are in the majority," and Amazon-owned Twitch suspended President Trump's channel for "hateful conduct."

Jun 29 13:23

Chase Customers Report Missing, Additional Money In Bank Accounts

Some JPMorgan Chase customers who checked their accounts overnight found hundreds or even thousands of dollars missing, and in some cases, added.

"We know some customers reporting seeing incorrect balances in their checking account overnight," Chase said in a statement on Sunday morning, June 28. "This was caused by a technical issue that delayed updates on what displayed on Chase Mobile and Chase Online."

The company said the issue was resolved at 9 a.m. Eastern Time and "accounts now show current balances."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I prefer cash for reasons like this.

Jun 29 10:51

Big Brother caught watching: Norway pulls coronavirus contact tracing app due to privacy issues

Norway is halting the use of an app designed to help trace the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus after the country’s data protection agency warned that the app did not effectively protect users’ privacy.

According to the Norwegian Data Protection Authority (Datatilsynet), the app, known as Smittenstop — Norwegian for “Infection stop” — was shown to collect “large amounts of personal information” about its users. This included their location data as well as information about their contact with others.

Jun 29 07:38

TikTok caught spying on iPhone users in India and around the world

Users currently testing the beta version of the upcoming iOS 14 software for iPhones have found that TikTok is recording what they are typing on their phones, which could range from non-sensitive information to passwords or even sensitive emails.

The practice is expected to affect iPhone users with TikTok accounts in India and around the world. The final version of iOS 14 is expected to be released later this year.

According to a Forbes article, the Chinese-origin TikTok is not the only app that could be exploiting this vulnerability, but it is the most high-profile of all apps caught spying on users in this way. The article adds that TikTok had said it would stop the “invasive practice” in April, but is still continuing to do so.

Jun 29 06:56

Japan Dominates The World's Top Supercomputers

Japanese supercomputer Fugaku zipped past all competitors to claim the top spot in the twice-annual ranking of the world's most powerful computational machines released by research project Top500.

Jun 27 13:53

Smart Face Mask Uses Bluetooth to Talk to Phone and Amplify Voice

By B.N. Frank

Like cell phone radiation and WiFi, Bluetooth is a form of wireless (microwave) radiation.

So, in addition to the privacy concerns, are you sure you would want to wear a Bluetooth-operating “Smart” Mask or strap them onto your kids and elderly loved ones? ...

Jun 27 10:30

Ex-transgender censored from YouTube for presenting medical facts about gender dysphoria

The Google-owned YouTube platform has silenced the voice of an ex-transgender by the name of Walt Heyer for stating that children “are not born transgender.”

As part of a three-hour panel discussion entitled, “Summit on Protecting Children from Sexualization” that was put on by the Heritage Foundation, Heyer explained that transgenderism is not an identity, but rather “a childhood development disorder.” And for boldly telling the truth, he and the entire event were pulled from YouTube for “hate speech.”

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