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May 06 07:59

Democrats to Use Pentagon-Funded AI System to Target Pro-Trump Narratives Online

Democrats have converted an AI project that was initially funded by the department of defense to combat propaganda from ISIS and other extremists, into a tool to track down and counter Trump supporters on social media. The “Defeat Disinfo” group is being advised by retired Army General Stanley McChrystal.

May 06 06:21

‘Russian, Iranian and Chinese’ hackers have targeted Covid-19 research labs in US and UK as countries race to develop a vaccine first

International hackers have targeted coronavirus research labs in the US and UK, cybersecurity agencies have warned.

The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the UK's National Cyber Security Centre say the criminals have been discovered targeting healthcare bodies, particularly those involved in coronavirus response.

The news comes as countries worldwide remain engaged in a tense race to develop a vaccine. The first country to do so will undoubtedly achieve huge diplomatic and geo-political influence.

May 05 16:45

Facebook uses 1.5bn Reddit posts to create chatbot

Facebook has launched a new chatbot that it claims is able to demonstrate empathy, knowledge and personality.

"Blender" was trained using available public domain conversations which included 1.5 billion examples of human exchanges.

The social media giant said 49% of people preferred interactions with the chatbot, compared with another human.

But experts say training the artificial intelligence (AI) using a platform such as Reddit has its drawbacks.

Numerous issues arose during longer conversations. Blender would sometimes respond with offensive language, and at other times it would make up facts altogether.

May 05 16:38

Hack Brief: An Adult Cam Site Exposed 10.88 Billion Records

... But when that company operates an adult livestreaming service, and that data comprises 7 terabytes of names, sexual orientations, payment logs, and email and chat transcripts—across 10.88 billion records in all—the stakes are a bit higher.

The site is CAM4, a popular adult platform that advertises “free live sex cams.” As part of a search on the Shodan engine for unsecured databases, security review site Safety Detectives found that CAM4 had misconfigured an ElasticSearch production database so that it was easy to find and view heaps of personally identifiable information, as well as corporate details like fraud and spam detection logs.

“Leaving their production server publicly exposed without any password,” says Safety Detectives researcher Anurag Sen, whose team discovered the leak, “it’s really dangerous to the users and to the company.”

May 05 12:29

THE INEVITABLE CORONAVIRUS CENSORSHIP CRISIS IS HERE

As the Covid-19 crisis progresses, censorship programs advance, amid calls for China-style control of the Internet...

Earlier this week, Atlantic magazine – fast becoming the favored media outlet for self-styled intellectual elites of the Aspen Institute type – ran an in-depth article of the problems free speech poses to American society in the coronavirus era. The headline:

Internet Speech Will Never Go Back to Normal

In the debate over freedom versus control of the global network, China was largely correct, and the U.S. was wrong.

May 04 10:37

CV-1984: The Accelerated Rise Of Automated Robots

By Aaron Kesel

CV-1984 is accelerating the spread of Orwellian surveillance devices like talking drones, facial recognition cameras, and more; but that’s not the only technology that is advancing – robots or automated machines are also speeding up their deployment to combat the spread of the coronavirus...

May 04 05:30

Get Ready For Slaughterhouse Robots To Ease America's Meat Processing Crisis

America's meat processing crisis, mainly triggered by labor shortages and plant closings due to coronavirus spread, is set to unleash a new wave of automation across plants to ease labor and health woes.

Bloomberg Law reports JBS SA, the world's largest meat producer, is preparing to install robots in slaughterhouses to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 among human employees working on the production line.

JBS SA CFO Guilherme Cavalcanti recently said the Brazilian processing company expects to expand automation at its facilities across the world.

May 04 03:31

Dems deploying DARPA-funded AI-driven information warfare tool to target pro-Trump accounts

An anti-Trump Democratic-aligned political action committee advised by retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal is planning to deploy an information warfare tool that received initial funding from DARPA, the Pentagon’s secretive research arm -- transforming technology originally envisioned as a way to fight ISIS propaganda into a campaign platform to benefit Joe Biden.

The Washington Post first reported that the initiative, called Defeat Disinfo, will utilize "artificial intelligence and network analysis to map discussion of the president’s claims on social media," and then attempt to "intervene" by "identifying the most popular counter-narratives and boosting them through a network of more than 3.4 million influencers across the country — in some cases paying users with large followings to take sides against the president."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This... is nothing compared to the techdisinfo moves this country is planning against its own citizens... for having had the temerity to question official narratives.

It appears that George Orwell's brilliant book "1984" is being utilized by governments around that world as a "how-to" manual, rather than as a cautionary tale; and folks, this is very scary.

May 03 15:53

ADL Threatens Steam For Not Censoring Gamers' Speech, Pressures Companies to Sever Ties

In a newly released report, the Anti-Defamation League defamed Valve Corporation's Steam as a platform full of violent "extremists" and pushed for gaming companies to sever ties because they're not doing enough to censor their users and suppress free speech.

May 03 07:19

COMCAST TURNS THEIR VOICE-ACTIVATED REMOTE INTO A REAL-TIME TRACKING DEVICE

Leave it to cable TV companies to turn voice-activated remotes into smart speaker listening devices.

Billed as a lost item finder, cable TV company Comcast will allow customers to use their Xfinity voice-activated remote to find lost stuff, like car keys and handbags.

"With your Tiles connected to the Xfinity Home app, you can use your Voice Remote to ask where your stuff is and see the last known location right on your TV."

A recent article in SlashGear revealed that Comcast has partnered with Tile to let customers use their voice activated remote to track and locate missing objects.

"Tile uses Bluetooth to ping its location, reporting back to a paired smartphone whenever that’s in range. By pairing your Tile account with your Comcast Xfinity X1 account, that location data is shared. After that, you simply press and hold the microphone button on the remote control and as for the location of a specific Tile or whatever it’s attached to."

May 01 23:02

China's Surveillance Tech-Centric Society Is Far Superior, Is Desireable, & Gov't, Tech, & Corp Media Believe The US Should Switch NOW — & Will Try To Convince You Any Way They Can

Did you know that the Chinese model of Total Government Domination & Control Of The Socio-Political Sphere & Its Discourse (Online & Off) is objectively betterl -- that, as the Atlantic puts it, one thing we learned from the coronavirus pandemic was that "China was right?"

WHAT?!

This PDF may very well blow your mind.

Links available at source: Fulltext (PDF, JPG, HTML); context; background, textual and videographic analysis; & a detailed graphic mosaic representation of Society therein described.

May 01 15:53

Bill Gates: Test Tube Meat, Mandatory Vaccinations & Real Time Global Surveillance From Space

By Spiro Skouras

By now it is no secret the World Health Organization and the United Nations are among the many organizations funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

In previous reports we have extensively documented Gates’ global vaccination programs and their connections to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals under the 2030 Agenda.

In this report, we document how Bill Gates is not only working to fulfill the UN’s global vaccine program, but how Gates is also working to take control of the food supply chain globally, a long-desired achievement of the UN.

Also find out about the mandatory vaccination policy being kept under wraps in addition to another Gates-funded venture to blanket the earth with real-time surveillance from space.

May 01 09:46

Chile To Issue Controversial CV Certificates Despite WHO Saying Immunity Not Likely

By Aaron Kesel

Chile’s government is going ahead with a controversial COVID-19 immunity certificate program despite the World Health Organization and others warning that immunity to the virus might not be possible, the BBC reported.

The immunity documents would be given to Chile citizens to allow them to return to work, Deputy Health Minister Paula Daza said. The World Health Organization (WHO) has stated there is “no evidence” that patients who contract coronavirus are immune from being infected again. Although, Chile insists that the certificates would not yet certify immunity, the country’s top health official Jaime Manalich said...

May 01 08:45

TECH EXPERT TELLS ALL: Leading Visionary, Paid $$$$ For Presentation — To A Few Super Elites Who Want to Know How To Keep Power, Resources, After Inevitable Collapse

After I heard Mr. Rushkoff describe the Big Question to which these billionaires other little questions were leading — namely, How can one make sure the people one hires to guard one’s wealth stay loyal after The Event? (Nuclear war, grid implosion, pandemic, alien invasion, asteroid, what-have-you; they are sure The Event’s arrival is not an if but a when) — after I heard the question I remember saying, under my breath, “Well, you could try making friends with them!”

GMTA.

Mr. Douglas Rushkoff's 2018 piece is a must-read/listen, especially in the era of coronavirus.

Apr 30 17:17

Quibi, JetBlue and Others Gave Away Email Addresses, Report Says

Millions of people gave their email addresses to Quibi, JetBlue, Wish and other companies — and those email addresses got away.

They ended up in the hands of advertising and analytics companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter, leaving the people with those email addresses more easily targeted by advertisers and able to be tracked by companies that study shopping behavior, according to a report published on Wednesday.

The customers unwittingly exposed their email addresses when signing up for apps or clicking on links in marketing emails, said the researcher Zach Edwards, who runs the digital strategy firm Victory Medium. In the report, he described the giveaway of personal data as part of a “sloppy and dangerous growth hack.”

Apr 30 17:13

WhatsApp: Israeli firm 'deeply involved' in hacking our users

WhatsApp has alleged in new court filings that an Israeli spyware company used US-based servers and was “deeply involved” in carrying out mobile phone hacks of 1,400 WhatsApp users, including senior government officials, journalists, and human rights activists.

The new claims about NSO Group allege that the Israeli company bears responsibility in serious human rights violations, including the hacking of more than a dozen Indian journalists and Rwandan dissidents.

Apr 30 17:11

The Average Consumer Loses Over $150 a Year Renting a Router From Their ISP

Our analysis of data from major ISPs found that the average customer who rents equipment for their internet service could save upwards of $150 per year by purchasing their own router.

Apr 30 16:05

Shade Ransomware Decryptor can now decrypt over 750K victims

Kaspersky has released an updated decryptor for the Shade Ransomware (Troldesh) that allows all victims who have their files encrypted to recover them for free.

Shade Ransomware, otherwise known as Troldesh, is an old ransomware that has been infecting victims since 2014 and was known to be the most distributed ransomware via email.

Last weekend, the Shade Ransomware operators announced that they had shut down their operation at the end of 2019 and were now releasing their master keys and over 750,000 decryption keys for their victims.

Kaspersky, who released a decryptor for older versions of Shade, has now updated its decryptor to support all of the released keys so that all victims can decrypt their files for free.

Apr 30 09:09

A new poll suggests 60 PERCENT of Americans are unable or unwilling to use coronavirus-tracking apps enabled by Google and Apple

According to a recent survey by Washington Post-University of Maryland, three out of five Americans are either unable or unwilling to use contact tracing technology that uses a phone's Bluetooth signal to track the spread of COVID-19.

The survey casts doubt on the efficacy of COVID-tracking technology being developed by Google and Apple for use by governments and health authorities.

Apr 29 10:26

Three things in life are certain: Death, taxes, and cloud-based IoT products being bricked by vendors. Looking at you, Belkin

Oh look, here's another cautionary tale about buying cloud-based IoT kit. On 29 May, global peripheral giant Belkin will flick the "off" switch on its Wemo NetCam IP cameras, turning the popular security devices into paperweights.

It's not unusual for a manufacturer to call time on physical hardware. Like software, it has a lifespan where, afterwards, it's deemed not economically viable for the vendor to continue providing support.

But this is a little different, because Belkin isn't merely ending support. It also plans to decommission the cloud services required for its Wemo NetCam devices to actually work.

Apr 27 06:03

Counterfeiting Microsoft Windows Restore CDs Landed Me in Prison for a Year

Apr 26 11:43

This Windows 10 update fail is the most serious yet – here’s what you need to do

Windows 10 is suffering yet more problems thanks to a faulty update – and this one could be its most serious one yet, with users reporting Blue Screen of Death errors and deleted files after installing Windows 10 KB4549951.

Windows 10 KB4549951 was released by Microsoft on April 14, and was supposed to introduce a number of security fixes. However, as we reported earlier, the KB4549951 also introduced some serious issues, including the dreaded Blue Screen of Death.

However, since our initial report, its emerged that the problems introduced with the new update are far more serious than we first thought, as users are reporting that their personal files are moved or deleted after installing the update.

Apr 25 11:55

CV-1984: China Rolls Out Test Of Digital Currency In Four Cities, Western Businesses Testing

By Aaron Kesel

After the coronavirus caused China to shut down most of its businesses, and cities, the country is now striking back hard by releasing a digital currency and national blockchain.

China’s central bank The People’s Bank Of China, began testing its new digital Yuan’s interface on April 14th with one of its largest banks, the Agricultural Bank of China, rolling out a test UI. Two weeks later, there are reports that a pilot has been launched. Nineteen restaurants and retail establishments including popular Western restaurant chains like Starbucks, McDonald’s and Subway are participating in the test...

Apr 25 11:08

CV-1984: China Rolls Out Test Of Digital Currency In Four Cities, Western Businesses Testing

By Aaron Kesel

After the coronavirus caused China to shut down most of its businesses, and cities, the country is now striking back hard by releasing a digital currency and national blockchain.

China’s central bank The People’s Bank Of China, began testing its new digital Yuan’s interface on April 14th with one of its largest banks, the Agricultural Bank of China, rolling out a test UI. Two weeks later, there are reports that a pilot has been launched. Nineteen restaurants and retail establishments including popular Western restaurant chains like Starbucks, McDonald’s and Subway are participating in the test...

Apr 24 12:56

Skynet Is Near - Google Scientists Create Artificial Intelligence That Evolves On Its Own

One of the biggest global players in artificial intelligence (AI) is Google and their high-tech Brain division has been pushing the envelope for years.

Now scientists working for their AutoML project have a new paper in which they claim to be developing algorithms that can evolve on their own without human input. Even more stunning is their claim that they can induce “mutations” into new generations of algorithms, which mimics principles of Darwinian evolution, namely “survival of the fittest.”

Apr 24 10:18

How the CIA and Israel Eavesdropped on Every EU Government From the 1970s to Today

Another great deep-dive. Turns out that a Swiss company which provided encryption services to most of the governments of the world for over 40 years was a CIA front, and surprise, surprise, set up by Jews, and gave privileged access to Israel.

Apr 23 13:15

Google Chrome emergency update: Two billion users need to update their browser NOW

IF YOU'RE running Google Chrome on your Mac, Windows, or Linux machine - you need to install a new security patch right now. According to security experts, more than two billion people could be impacted by a troubling new flaw in the browser. Here's what we know.

Google has launched an emergency update for Chrome users worldwide. The US technology company is urging users to install the update as soon as possible – and is keeping its mouth shut about the full extent of the vulnerability plaguing users until it's sure that the majority of people have patched the flaw.

The flaw carries the codename “CVE-2020-6457” and is listed as a “use after free” exploit.

Apr 23 12:14

309 million Facebook users’ phone numbers found online

Over the weekend, researchers at cybersecurity intelligence firm Cyble came across a database with 267m Facebook user profiles being sold on the Dark Web.

Looking to verify the records and add them to the firm’s breach notification service, the researchers bought it … for the grand total of £500.

That works out to USD $540 — or about 0.0002 cents — per record. The records held Facebook users’ IDs, which are unique, public numbers associated with specific accounts that can be used to figure out an account’s username and other profile info. The records also included full names, email addresses, phone numbers, timestamps for last connection, relationship status and age.

Fortunately, there were no passwords exposed, but the breach still forms a perfect tool kit for an email or text phishing campaign that looks like it’s coming from Facebook itself.

Apr 23 09:50

Zero-Day Warning: It's Possible to Hack iPhones Just by Sending Emails

Watch out Apple users!

The default mailing app pre-installed on millions of iPhones and iPads has been found vulnerable to two critical flaws that attackers are exploiting in the wild, at least, from the last two years to spy on high-profile victims.

The flaws could eventually let remote hackers secretly take complete control over Apple devices just by sending an email to any targeted individual with his email account logged-in to the vulnerable app.

Apr 23 08:37

‘Science-Based’ Comrade Alabama: State Kidnappings Are Awesome, All Deaths Are Covid Deaths

Many in the Alternative media are outing themselves as controlled opposition.

Comrade Mao of Alabama continues on his crusade to have us all locked up as tightly as possible and for as long as possible by the powers that be (all for our own good of course).

In his recent-most piece he proudly recreates an exchange in which he explained to horrified Off Guardian that yes he was indeed in favor of “breaking the family chain” as he calls it (strictly for epidemics-countering purposes of course):

Apr 23 06:55

5 Steps to Work from Home Securely during the Coronavirus Pandemic

It’s been a really sad beginning to 2020 with Coronavirus being the most dangerous of calamities to befall on mankind. From killing over 119,000 to causing huge economic instability, over 210 countries are currently battling this deadly virus.

To keep things afloat, many countries have ordered lockdowns, while organizations have given work from home (WFH) instructions to employees. And if things were not bad enough, cybercriminals are not taking a backseat to cause more damage.

Apr 22 08:09

Nintendo warns Switch owners to turn on two-factor authentication after a wave of unauthorized logins

After a flurry of unauthorized logins affecting Nintendo Online accounts, the gaming giant is urging users to take extra security measures.

According to a report from VGC, Nintendo is investigating reports from users who say their accounts have been accessed by an unauthorized third party, some of whom say purchases of up to $100 using the cards linked to their accounts.

Apr 22 04:53

The Best Cheap VPN in 2020

With the burgeoning coronavirus pandemic, people have to work from home as per their companies asked them to do in order to save the global economy from collapsing along with combating this outbreak. As they are working from home, they are exposed to cyberattacks. That’s where a VPN service comes in which serves as a defense line to combat such threats. People need to use the best VPN service to ensure their cybersecurity as hackers are trying to exploit coronavirus pandemic.

A VPN service doesn’t necessarily require to be expensive to prove that it’s one of the best in the business. Price isn’t a parameter to judge the quality of the VPN. If you want to judge the quality of a VPN, you should look at the features it offers, keeping in mind what are the benefits of a VPN and why you are using one. VPNs are generally used for circumventing geographical restrictions, spoofing location, and encryption. So, you should keep in mind these features while selecting a VPN.

Apr 22 04:35

Op-Ed: Gate’s Contraceptive Microchip To Be Implanted Into Women

Bill Gates to me is highly inconsistent. He is a huge supporter of Climate Change and has done his TED Talks on lowering CO2 to Zero. Of course, the Climate Change contingent is all about reducing the population which is now about 7.5 billion and Gates laments it will hit 9 billion. So for someone who is so concerned about Global Warming, he has three kids but has funded a microchip to implant into women as a contraceptive. That’s right, a computer chip that can be controlled remotely to prevent getting pregnant.

The contraceptive chip is to be implanted under a woman’s skin, releasing a small dose of levonorgestrel, a hormone. This will happen every day for 16-years and can be controlled using a wireless remote device. The project has been backed by none other than Bill Gates. The question I have is hacking. If it can be controlled remotely, then it should be also possible for it to be hacked like any computer to ensure someone never gets pregnant.

Apr 22 04:33

CONFIRMED: Hackers Strike And Leak Bill Gates, WHO, And Wuhan Lab Emails

FRN has confirmed reports that hackers have successfully hacked accounts belonging to Bill Gates, the WHO, and a lab in Wuhan believed to be the location researching coronavirus that received funding from Dr. Fauci.

The event appears to have taken place on or about April 20th.

Netizens have taken to activism and people are logging in via SSH and downloading the contents of these hacks. This means that many people will be combing through the hacked documents with a fine-toothed comb.

Apr 22 03:56

Documents Reveal Feds Are Excited To Create A Mass Surveillance Network

Via MassPrivateI blog,

A FOIA request by the Electronic Privacy Information Center revealed how excited the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) is about using CCTV cameras to create a national surveillance network.

An NSCAI presentation titled "Chinese Tech Landscape Overview" discusses China's facial recognition CCTV camera network in glowing terms.

"When we talk about data resources, really the largest data source is the government.'"

The presentation discusses how the Chinese government profits from encouraging companies to use facial recognition on visitors and employees.

"Now that these companies are operating at scale they are building a host of other services (e.g. facial recognition for office buildings, augmented reality)"

In America things are not all that different.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IMAGINE MY (COMPLETE ABSENCE OF) SURPRISE AT THESE DEVELOPMENTS!!

Apr 22 00:45

What is a Dedicated IP VPN and why you need one

Whenever you’re comparing VPN services that which VPN is best, more secure, reliable and safe. So, what you do is to compare one VPN provider features with the other one.

There are so many features like Multi hop, multiple devices, Kill switch, and a lot more but what I believe is Dedicated IP is most important one and the game changer in comparison.

What is a Dedicated IP or Static IP?

Most of the people ask this: What is a Dedicated IP VPN?
A dedicated IP is an IP address which is used by only one person. Whenever he/she get connected with the selective VPN service, it found the exact same IP address every time.

With this dedicated IP feature, your provider will assign you a static IP address which is dedicated to you only.

Apr 21 12:46

CENSORSHIP During Tyranny: Facebook Blocks Posts Organizing Protests Against Tyrannical Lockdowns

What we are living through right now is a complete government/authoritarian takeover of people and the elimination of basic human rights. Facebook has chosen sides and they have sided with the government and tyranny.

Apr 20 10:13

Fact Checking the Fact Checkers: Bill Gates, ID2020 & Vaccine Microchips

By Spiro Skouras

Today we are going to fact check the fact checkers regarding many online reports that Bill Gates wants to implant microchips in people using vaccines to fight the coronavirus.

In this report we are going to focus on two articles that were published which claim to be the arbiters of truth, in these confusing times.

So, is the claim that Bill Gates wants to inject you with a vaccine that contains a microchip to track who has and has not been vaccinated true? Watch the report below and decide for yourself!

Apr 20 10:08

Amazon Helps Spread Orwellian CV-1984 Love, New Thermal Cameras Take Temperature Of Employees

By Aaron Kesel

Amazon, which has been inundated with protests by workers who want better working conditions during the coronavirus pandemic, will now be screening its employees for fevers using thermal cameras it has installed at some of its warehouses in the U.S. with plans to expand those efforts to European locations as well...

Apr 16 16:53

Facebook 'Fact Checker' Worked At Wuhan Biolab; Ruled Out Virus-Leak While 'Debunking' Articles

A Facebook fact checker who has 'debunked' articles suggesting that COVID-19 may have leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) has a giant conflict of interest; she worked at the institute - which is now suspected of accidentally leaking the hyper-virulent virus which has killed over 130,000 people and cast the global economy into chaos.

Danielle Anderson, who works at Duke University's NUS Medical School lab in Singapore, also contributes to Science Feedback - which Facebook has been using to slap "False Information" labels on articles claiming that COVID-19 may have originated at the Wuhan institute - where Anderson worked with bat coronavirus.

A quick search of Anderson's publications reveals no fewer than nine collaborations with Dr. Peng Zhou - a Wuhan scientist experimenting on bat coronavirus (the mention of whom may result in a Twitter ban).

Apr 16 15:43

Linksys forces password reset for Smart Wi-Fi accounts after router DNS hack pointed users at COVID-19 malware

Router biz Linksys has reset all its customers' Smart Wi-Fi account passwords after cybercrims accessed a bunch and redirected hapless users to COVID-19 themed malware.

The mass reset took place after all user accounts were locked on 2 April, following infosec firm Bitdefender revealing that malicious persons were pwning Linksys devices through cred-stuffing attacks.

Hackers with access to Linksys Smart Wi-Fi accounts were changing home routers' DNS server settings. Compromised users' attempts to reach domains ranging from Disney, pornography, and Amazon AWS were redirected to a webpage peddling a coronavirus-themed app "that displays a message purportedly from the World Health Organization, telling users to download and install an application that offers instructions and information about COVID-19."

Apr 16 04:54

Google Subpoenaed For Hillary Clinton Emails Believed To Contain Backup To Records Scrubbed With "Bleachbit"

Google has been ordered to turn over all Hillary Clinton emails from a Gmail account believed to contain backups to communications from her personal server which her IT specialist, Paul Combetta, reportedly scrubbed using BleachBit.

Combetta allegedly used the Google account to transfer Clinton's emails from a laptop to a server at Platte River Networks, after which BleachBit was used to remove all traces from the device.

On Wednesday, watchdog group Judicial Watch announced that Google had been served with a subpoena seeking all Clinton email from January 21, 2009 until February 1, 2013 from her time at the Obama State Department where she served as Secretary of State.

Apr 16 04:51

Meet the Chinese operating system that’s trying to shift the country off Windows

Union Tech is ramping up work on its UOS Linux distribution by recruiting 5,000 people to work on it and using Chinese-made chips

China’s homegrown operating systems haven’t made much of a dent on the global stage. Now there’s a Linux-based system that’s aimed at weaning the country off Windows.

UOS, or Unified Operating System, hit a new milestone after its first stable release in January: Union Tech’s OS can now boot in 30 seconds on China-made chips.

Apr 16 04:41

Don’t trust Apple or Google with coronavirus data, says German app developer

A German app developer has warned that the Covid-19 pandemic gives Silicon Valley tech giants perfect cover to suck up personal data. However, while the government may intervene, the tech firms aren’t known for listening.

Apple and Google unveiled an app last week that uses bluetooth connections to trace the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus. Put simply, the app tracks whether a smartphone user has come in contact with another, infected, user. Similar apps rolled out in South Korea and Singapore have been credited with arresting the spread of the deadly pathogen.

Apr 16 04:21

Coronavirus lockdowns could end in months if Australians are willing to have their movements monitored

The battle against coronavirus is going hi-tech, with Australians to be asked to download a phone app that will monitor their movements — but only with their express permission.

Apr 15 13:46

Dr. Anthony Fauci Plotted ‘Global Vaccine Action Plan’ with Bill Gates Before Pushing COVID Panic and Doubts About Hydroxychloroquine Treatments

Can you say criminal conspiracy folks?

Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has become a beloved doom prophet fomenting mass hysteria among the American public amidst the coronavirus pandemic, once worked with technocratic oligarch Bill Gates on his “Global Vaccine Action Plan.”

Activist reporter Mike Coudrey drew attention to this fact on his Twitter account in a post from Sunday:

Dr. Fauci served a leadership role on the “Global Vaccine Plan” through partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation.

Naturally, he’ll push back against the Hydroxychloroquine + Azithromycin treatment and instead opt for a patented vaccine. pic.twitter.com/FCkOIAsHW2

Apr 15 09:15

Microsoft April 2020 Patch Tuesday comes with fixes for three zero-days

Microsoft fixes another 113 bugs this month after patching a whopping 115 last month.

Apr 15 06:30

Apple and Google's coronavirus app is a 'global mass surveillance tool'

Apple and Google are bringing coronavirus contact tracing to iOS and Android. Computer science professor Jaap-Henk Hoepman says this will turn smartphones into “pocket Stasi agents.”

Apr 15 04:15

Australia's government dangles a tempting carrot in front of its people: LET US TRACK YOUR MOVEMENTS AND YOU CAN GO OUTSIDE

Coronavirus lockdowns could end in months if Australians are willing to have their movements monitored

"The battle against coronavirus is going hi-tech, with Australians to be asked to download a phone app that will monitor their movements - but only with their express permission.
Key points:

The app will monitor people's daily interactions using GPS. It will be opt-in, but require at least 40 per cent of Australians to use it to be effective

Apr 15 03:11

Confucius Is Winning the Covid-19 War

As the Raging Twenties unleash a radical reconfiguration of the planet, coronavirus (literally “crowned poison”) has for all practical purposes served a poisoned chalice of fear and panic to myriad, mostly Western, latitudes.

Berlin-based, South Korean-born philosopher Byung-Chul Han has forcefully argued the victors are the

“Asian states like Japan, Korea, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan or Singapore that have an authoritarian mentality which comes from their cultural tradition [of] Confucianism.”

Han added:

“People are less rebellious and more obedient than in Europe. They trust the state more. Daily life is much more organized. Above all, to confront the virus Asians are strongly committed to digital surveillance. The epidemics in Asia are fought not only by virologists and epidemiologists, but also by computer scientists and big data specialists.”

Apr 15 02:26

DOCUMENTS REVEAL FEDS ARE EXCITED TO CREATE A MASS SURVEILLANCE NETWORK

A FOIA request by the Electronic Privacy Information Center revealed how excited the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) is about using CCTV cameras to create a national surveillance network.

An NSCAI presentation titled "Chinese Tech Landscape Overview" discusses China's facial recognition CCTV camera network in glowing terms.

"When we talk about data resources, really the largest data source is the government.'"
The presentation discusses how the Chinese government profits from encouraging companies to use facial recognition on visitors and employees.

"Now that these companies are operating at scale they are building a host of other services (e.g. facial recognition for office buildings, augmented reality)"
In America things are not all that different.

In the United States, the Feds encourage private companies like Clearview AI, Amazon Ring and Flock Safety to use facial recognition and automatic license plate readers to identify everyone.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Face it, folks; a government this desperate to surveille, is terrified of their own populations, and for damned good reasons.

Apr 15 02:20

COVID-19 AND THE ROCKEFELLER PANDEMIC

SOURCE: KURT NIMMO
Back in 2007, film director Aaron Russo said during an interview with Alex Jones he was told by Nicholas Rockefeller the ruling elite planned to microchip every human on the planet. Rockefeller had tried to recruit Russo, who made a name for himself producing the popular Hollywood films Trading Places and The Rose, and later the documentary Freedom to Fascism.

Russo describes the ruling elite plan for total control of humanity in the following clip.

Following the introduction of the coronavirus—or what we are told is a virus—and weeks of nonstop media hype and horror film level theatrics that have produced mindless hysteria on the part of the public and demands the government do something to stop the alleged spread of a “novel” virus, the concept of an “immunity passport” was introduced by billionaire “philanthropist” Bill Gates, the COVID Credentials Initiative, and others.

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Should this be allowed to move forward, I predict that there will be a brisk business, and lots of money, for people with a specialized skill of "de-chipping", while not killing the client in the process.

Apr 15 01:44

APPLE AND GOOGLE'S CORONAVIRUS APP IS A 'GLOBAL MASS SURVEILLANCE TOOL'

SOURCE: DECRYPT.CO
American tech corporations Apple and Google issued a joint statement on April 10, announcing their plans to integrate a new Bluetooth-based coronavirus contact tracing technology into the iOS and Android operating systems.

“In the coming months, Apple and Google will work to enable a broader Bluetooth-based contact tracing platform by building this functionality into the underlying platforms. This is a more robust solution than an API,” the announcement stated, adding that it will “enable interaction with a broader ecosystem of apps and government health authorities.”

In theory, apps based on this new functionality will act as an “alarm,” warning you if your smartphone was in close proximity to a device tagged as “infected”—belonging to someone tested positive for the coronavirus. But there’s a catch.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I don't know about you, but this almost makes me ready to ditch my "smart phone", and go for something a little more retro, if I could possibly find it.

Apr 14 09:01

Lockdown means more home and education use, plus the Pi finds a place in the battle to save coronavirus patients.

Raspberry Pi sales hit 640,000 units in March, the Raspberry Pi Foundation's second-largest month since launching in 2012.

Raspberry Pi Foundation head Eben Upton reckons the bump in sales is because a lot more people are using the Raspberry Pi 4 "for inexpensive home working and learning" during the COVID-19 coronavirus lockdown.

Apr 13 17:06

Anyone who contradicts the corrupt, communist-run WHO is now in automatic violation of YouTube’s policies

Even just questioning the official story of the World Health Organization (WHO), YouTube’s ministry of propaganda for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), is no longer in line with YouTube’s “community guidelines,” which command total obedience to the globalist entity’s decrees about the pandemic.

It is also no longer permitted to question or speak against the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) itself, such as asking hypothetically whether it’s really as serious as authorities are claiming.

“Now any content that disputes the existence or transmission of COVID-19, as described by the WHO and local health authorities, is in violation of YouTube policies,” a company spokesman is quoted as saying in a recent statement.

“This includes conspiracy theories which claim that the symptoms are caused by 5G.”

Apr 13 17:02

Microsoft Pulls Ad Featuring 'Spirit Cooker' Marina Abramovic After Backlash

Microsoft pulled a new ad featuring famed "Spirit Cooker" Marina Abramovic after getting huge backlash over the weekend on social media.

Apr 13 16:00

Windows 10 users dealt ANOTHER download blow, new update can brick your PC

Windows 10 users have been handed another update blow as a patch from Microsoft can end up bricking your PC. Just recently Windows 10 fans were being warned about an unpatched security vulnerability that affected all versions of the market leading OS. And now once again PC owners are being warned about another issue affecting Windows 10.

This time around the problem is with Microsoft's new KB4541335 Windows update which has been causing a number of different issues.

Most notably, some Windows 10 users have reported the download has 'bricked' their machines - turning them effectively into a makeshift paperweight.

Others have reported of unusually high CPU and memory usage after installing the KB4541335 update.

Elsewhere, some Windows 10 users have also been hit with the infamous 'Blue Screen of Death'.

Apr 13 04:34

Google and Apple Team Up To Track Coronavirus Infecteds; Phone App Will Warn Others When Near Infecteds

The tech giants will log people using their phone who have apparently tested positive for Covid 19. The corporations will track where the person goes using their phone, then issue warnings on other people’s phones when they get near an area where an infected person is or has recently been.

This is truly Orwellian. These are the same corporations that regularly discriminate against and censor conservatives.

Apr 13 04:33

COBOL programmers are in demand to fight the coronavirus pandemic

A number of states continue to run the decades-old programming language on mainframe systems--including critical unemployment claims systems.

Apr 11 06:08

Apple, Google plan software to slow coronavirus spread, joining global debate on contact tracing

The rare collaboration between the two Silicon Valley companies, whose operating systems power 99% of the world`s smartphones, could accelerate usage of apps that aim to get potentially infected individuals into testing or quarantine more quickly and reliably than existing systems in much of the world. Such tracing will play a vital role in managing the virus once lockdown orders end, health experts say.

Apr 10 15:02

5G Will Use the Same Frequencies as Pain-Inflicting Military Weapon

What do . . .

The installation of extreme density 4G and 5G Close Proximity Microwave
Radiation Antennas on light poles, utility poles, and other street furniture in the public rights-of-way in our communities . . . and

A Radio-Frequency Electromagnetic Microwave Radiation (RF-EMR) weapon developed by the military

. . . have in common?

Apr 10 11:37

Bill Gates — the Power Behind the WHO Throne — Palled Around With Epstein and Flew His Lolita Express

Jeffrey Epstein, the convicted sex offender who committed suicide in prison, managed to lure an astonishing array of rich, powerful and famous men into his orbit.

There were billionaires (Leslie Wexner and Leon Black), politicians (Bill Clinton and Bill Richardson), Nobel laureates (Murray Gell-Mann and Frank Wilczek) and even royals (Prince Andrew).

Few, though, compared in prestige and power to the world’s second-richest person, a brilliant and intensely private luminary: Bill Gates.

And unlike many others, Mr. Gates started the relationship after Mr. Epstein was convicted of sex crimes.

Apr 10 11:10

Senator backing anti-crypto bill calls out Zoom’s lack of end-to-end crypto

Richard Blumenthal, the US senator sponsoring a bill that critics say will limit the use of encryption, is calling for an investigation of video-conference provider Zoom, in part over its false claim it offered... end-to-end encryption.

Apr 10 10:54

Large email extortion campaign underway, DON'T PANIC!

A large email extortion campaign is underway telling recipients that their computer was hacked and that a video was taken through the hacked computer's webcam. The attackers then demand $1,900 in bitcoins or the video will be sent to family and friends.

BleepingComputer has been reporting on these scams since the summer of 2018 when they started to be sent by scammers.

While many would disregard these emails, some have been so concerned that a video would leak that they sent payments to the scammers. In the first week that these extortion emails began to be sent out, concerned recipients sent over $50,000 in bitcoin to the attackers.

Apr 09 18:10

Twitter jams open a back door to track your phone – which may already be in use by the government

Twitter is no longer allowing users to hide private data like their phone’s unique tracking identifier from advertisers, at the same time the US government is apparently targeting advertiser data to track Covid-19. Coincidence?

The social media giant announced the changes in a popup when users logged in on Wednesday, glibly informing those outside Europe that they would no longer be able to disable sharing “mobile app advertising measurements” and that there was nothing they could do about it.

The latest invasion of user privacy is just the most recent incursion on user rights coming out of the social media monopolies.

Apr 09 10:50

Exposing Bill Gates’s Criminal Psychopathology, Fraudulent Concealment, Terroristic Threatening, and Treason

On April 27, 2018, the Business Insider published a widely circulated primer to persuade people to expect a mass killing. The article by Kevin Loria was titled “Bill Gates thinks a coming disease could kill 30 million people within 6 months — and says we should prepare for it as we do for war.” The pitch featured the Jack Taylor/Getty Images photo below showing the aging Bill Gates curiously showing only his lower teeth during speech–body language indicative of a compulsive liar.

Apr 09 09:33

Google and the US Senate BAN the use of Zoom during the coronavirus crisis over 'security vulnerabilities' - just as the popular video-calling app steps up its privacy controls

Google and the Senate join NASA, SpaceX, Tesla and the German Federal Foreign Office in ditching the app for official business.

Apr 09 05:20

Man Behind Bundy Ranch Standoffs Plans Massive Easter Sunday Gathering in Defiance of Government Orders

Ammon Bundy is planning to hold a massive thousand-person Easter gathering in Idaho — defying government orders against large gatherings.

Apr 08 17:00

Firefox now tells Mozilla what your default browser is every day

Firefox 75 comes with a new telemetry agent that sends information about your operating system and your default browser to Firefox every day. This guide will walk you through disabling this "feature" to protect your privacy.

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The easiest way to prevent default-browser-agent.exe from sending your default browser information to Firefox as well as disable all other telemetry is to simply disable it in the Firefox settings.

To disable telemetry in Firefox, please follow these steps:

1 Click the Firefox hamburger menu button (Firefox hamburger menu button) and select Options.
2 Click on the Privacy & Security section.
3 Scroll down to "Firefox Data Collection and Use".
4 Uncheck 'Allow Firefox to send technical and interaction data to Mozilla' so it appears as in the image below
5 Close the settings.

Apr 08 16:50

New IoT botnet launches stealthy DDoS attacks, spreads malware

A new botnet is actively targeting IoT devices using payloads compiled for a dozen CPU architectures and uses them to launch several types of DDoS and to spread various types of malware.

Apr 08 08:35

Let's Make This Simple: Zoom Is Malware

Zoom is installing mini-web servers on your computer, and it wasn't even taking them off when you uninstalled Zoom, leaving your device open to all manner of vulnerability.

Apr 08 08:19

Zoom hit with lawsuit over 'security and privacy flaws' - blow for stock prices

ZOOM faces a lawsuit by one of its shareholders over concerns about the video conferencing services security and privacy flaws.

The lawsuit was filed in the District Court for the Northern District of California, with alleged concerns over Zoom’s security and privacy flaws. Zoom share prices fell by 3 percent this morning on concerns over its data-privacy practices and increased competition from deep-pocketed rivals, but are still up 67 percent since the start of the year.

Apr 08 06:02

Assange’s life in GRAVE DANGER as first Covid-19 death confirmed in Belmarsh prison — Wikileaks editor-in-chief

Conditions in Belmarsh prison, where Julian Assange is held, might be worse than London is willing to admit, WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Kristinn Hrafnsson told RT, adding that Covid-19 could swiftly tear through the facility.
A prison environment is “like a Petri dish” for a virus, Hrafnsson explained, particularly such a highly infectious one as the novel coronavirus, which has already struck more than 1 million people around the world. The max security Belmarsh prison, where the WikiLeaks founder is being kept pending extradition to the US, has just reported its first death from the disease. According to Hrafnsson, there are other worrying signs too.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There would be nothing certain elements of the US elite would like better, than for Assange to die of Covid-19 while in prison.

Apr 08 04:01

NEW SATELLITES WILL BE A BIG STEP IN THE PENTAGON’S PLAN TO LINK EVERYTHING

A new “transport layer” constellation will help distribute tactical data — but won’t have defenses against anti-satellite weapons.

The U.S. military’s push to link every object on the battlefield leaped forward Thursday with the release of a request for proposals to build 20 tactical-communications satellites by 2022.

The year-old Space Development Agency, or SDA, hosted an industry day to tell satellite makers about its plans for “transport layer”: essentially, orbiting communications nodes to transfer data related to intelligence, battle management, navigation and timing; and more.

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For these units, which will not be cheap to manufacture and deploy, not to have any anti-satellite weapons, is a true mystery, and appears to be the oddest missing part for this request for proposals.

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