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Aug 21 14:56

Facebook Fact Checker Interfering in U.S. Election, Covering for Harris’s Gun Control

One of the non-American fact-checkers that is part of the Facebook program is the Agence France-Presse (AFP). The AFP is the world’s oldest news service, but it doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have an anti-gun agenda. The AFP tends to fact-check articles about guns and gun laws, and have quickly gained a reputation of marking post about Second Amendment as false even though they are decidedly accurate. It could be that the foreign press agency doesn’t understand firearms, or that they have ulterior motives.

Aug 20 10:59

RFK Jr Sues Facebook, Zuckerberg & Three 'Fact-Checkers' For 'Government-Sponsored Censorship'

Robert F Kennedy Jr's Children's Health Defense is suing Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg and three of Facebook's "so-called fact checkers" for allegedly working on behalf of the government to censor their posts on public health.

Aug 20 03:56

HOW YOUR PHONE IS USED TO TRACK YOU, AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT

SOURCE: NY TIMES
As researchers and journalists try to understand how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting people’s behavior, they have repeatedly relied on location information from smartphones. The data allows for an expansive look at the movements of millions of people, but it raises troublesome questions about privacy.

In several articles, The New York Times has used location data provided by a company called Cuebiq, which analyzes data for advertisers and marketers. This data comes from smartphone users who have agreed to share their locations with certain apps, such as ones that provide weather alerts or information on local gas stations. Cuebiq helps app makers use technology like GPS to determine the location of people’s phones, and in turn some of the app makers provide data to Cuebiq for it to analyze.

Aug 19 05:46

LEAK: Google Regularly Forwarding "Far-Right" Users' Names And Addresses to Law Enforcement

Whereas Apple refused to help the feds break into the iPhone of the San Bernardino terrorists, Google is reportedly regularly forwarding their "far-right" users' names, addresses and other data to police just for "expressing extremist views."

Aug 18 20:13

Tyrannical techno-fascist corporation Google is a major contributor to Kamala Harris, proving there’s a lot more censorship to come if Biden wins

A quick look at the top financial contributors to Kamala Harris’ initial failed campaign for the presidency reveals none other than Alphabet Inc., the parent company of Google, as the third-spot contender – meaning the world can expect a whole lot more censorship and tyranny from Big Tech should Kamala get elected on the Joe Biden ticket.

Aug 18 06:16

Michigan College Will Digitally Track Students’ Movements At All Times

A Michigan college is requiring students to download a phone application that tracks their location and private health data at all times in an attempt to protect them from the coronavirus.

Albion College, located in Albion, Mich., is one of the first schools in the country to tackle contact tracing. The school is working to create a "COVID-bubble" on campus, and asking students stay within the school's 4.5-mile perimeter for the entire semester; if a student leaves campus, the app will notify the administration, and the student could be temporarily suspended.

Aug 18 06:14

Turkish, Greek Hackers Reportedly Declare Cyberwar Amid Gas Drilling Tensions

Traditionally cool relations between the NATO allies broke down into open hostility last week after Turkey began drilling for gas in an area Greece says is part of its exclusive economic zone. Ankara resumed drilling after Athens and Cairo sealed an agreement designating large areas of oil and gas-rich parts of the Mediterranean as theirs.

Turkish hackers are suspected to have launched a cyberwarfare campaign, targeting the website of the Greek region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace on Tuesday by uploading a photo of the Oruc Reis, the Turkish ship engaging in exploration for hydrocarbon reserves in waters claimed by Greece, on its front page, Greek media have reported.

A message accompanying the photo reportedly read: “We have an army that loves death and martyrdom as much as you love the world. #BlueHomeland,” with ‘Blue Homeland’ referring to Turkey’s maritime claims to energy-rich areas in the eastern Mediterranean Sea.

Aug 17 06:11

Israel Closer to US 'Clean Network' by Abandoning Chinese 5G Tech, Report Claims

Reports suggesting that the Trump administration is urging Tel Aviv to block China from the development of 5G infrastructure in Israel emerged in late May, falling in line with Washington's confrontation with Chinese tech giant Huawei over its alleged connections with Beijing intelligence.

Israel and the United States are close to signing a so-called Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that suggests Tel Aviv would refrain from using Chinese technology in building up the country's 5G infrastructure, The Jerusalem Post reported, citing unnamed US government sources.

“We’re optimistic that Israel will take a clean approach to 5G and choose to only allow trusted vendors in its 5G networks,” the anonymous US source said, cited by The Jerusalem Post. “Being a clean country benefits Israel’s national security, its citizens’ privacy and its businesses’ hard-earned intellectual property. We’re close to an understanding on this issue.”

Aug 16 05:34

In Stores, Secret Surveillance Tracks Your Every Move

Imagine you are shopping in your favorite grocery store. As you approach the dairy aisle, you are sent a push notification in your phone: “10 percent off your favorite yogurt! Click here to redeem your coupon.” You considered buying yogurt on your last trip to the store, but you decided against it. How did your phone know?

Your smartphone was tracking you. The grocery store got your location data and paid a shadowy group of marketers to use that information to target you with ads. Recent reports have noted how companies use data gathered from cell towers, ambient Wi-Fi, and GPS. But the location data industry has a much more precise, and unobtrusive, tool: Bluetooth beacons.

These beacons are small, inobtrusive electronic devices that are hidden throughout the grocery store; an app on your phone that communicates with them informed the company not only that you had entered the building, but that you had lingered for two minutes in front of the low-fat Chobanis.

Aug 15 01:41

Shadowgate Documentary - Millennial Millie


Millie Weaver and her husband have just been arrested as they were releasing this documentary revealing the TREASON of the Obama administration. This is not a joke! Please record this, download this and share this. The more people who've seen it, got it and can testify about it the safer those who have put their lives on the line will be.

Millie: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCglVbeKF9JGMCt-RTUAW_TQ
Tore: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcrgrO-XTok0-66tFqwT2QA

Aug 14 09:00

Google Chrome Bug Could Let Hackers Bypass CSP Protection; Update Web Browsers

If you haven't recently updated your Chrome, Opera, or Edge web browser to the latest available version, it would be an excellent idea to do so as quickly as possible.

Cybersecurity researchers on Monday disclosed details about a zero-day flaw in Chromium-based web browsers for Windows, Mac and Android that could have allowed attackers to entirely bypass Content Security Policy (CSP) rules since Chrome 73.

Tracked as CVE-2020-6519 (rated 6.5 on the CVSS scale), the issue stems from a CSP bypass that results in arbitrary execution of malicious code on target websites.

According to PerimeterX, some of the most popular websites, including Facebook, Wells Fargo, Zoom, Gmail, WhatsApp, Investopedia, ESPN, Roblox, Indeed, TikTok, Instagram, Blogger, and Quora, were susceptible to the CSP bypass.

Aug 14 08:55

Windows Defender deletes Citrix components mislabeled as malware

Citrix released an advisory on Thursday about troublesome Windows Defender definition updates that break Delivery Controllers and Cloud Connectors running Microsoft’s antivirus.

The issue is due to Windows Defender misidentifying as malicious and quarantining the main and secondary Citrix broker services (BrokerService.exe and HighAvailabilityService.exe) responsible for tracking current user connections/sessions.

Both files were erroneously detected as the information-stealing malware Agent Tesla and sent to isolation.

On Thursday, several Citrix system administrators reported that the broker service on Delivery Controllers was failing. Problems started with Windows Defender definition 1.321.1319.0.

The trouble persisted in subsequent updates delivered over more than seven hours until Microsoft pushed Antivirus definition 1.321.1341.0 that corrected the issue.

Aug 13 11:34

Amazon Alexa security bug allowed access to voice history

A flaw in Amazon's Alexa smart home devices could have allowed hackers access personal information and conversation history, cyber-security researchers say.

Attackers could install or remove apps on a device without the owner knowing, Check Point Research reports.

The hack "required just one click on an Amazon link" purposely crafted by the attacker, it says.

The firm told Amazon about the flaw, which has now been fixed.

Aug 13 10:36

SUPPRESSED: Facebook censored over 100 million posts for so-called coronavirus “misinformation”

Between April and June 2020, Facebook removed seven million posts about the coronavirus for what it deemed to be “harmful” information about the coronavirus. This is on top of putting warning labels on 98 million posts across both Facebook and Instagram during the second quarter of 2020 for containing “misleading” coronavirus misinformation.

Most of the posts censored by Facebook only had warning labels applied to them. However, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had previously revealed that those labels have almost the same effect as removing the posts. He confirmed that the warnings dissuade users from clicking through to content 95 percent of the time.

Aug 11 20:29

Water Bills Skyrocket with New Smart Meters — This Happens Frequently with Smart Meters EVERYWHERE

By B.N. Frank

It’s likely that you have electric, gas, and/or water utility “Smart” Meters installed on your home or you will getting them installed very soon. Tens of millions have been installed worldwide. Millions more are being deployed despite all the problems associated with them.

One of the problems – unreasonably high bills after installation. Utility companies always say it’s because these meters are more accurate than traditional analog meters. Research says otherwise. Here’s another report about higher bills after smart meter installation...

Aug 11 12:29

The Trump administration unveiled a wild plan to wall off China from the US internet

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday announced a broad program to crack down on Chinese apps and services.

The "Clean Network" program will block "untrusted" Chinese apps from app stores; stop Chinese phone companies from pre-installing US apps; keep US data off Chinese cloud services; and guard undersea cables.

It isn't clear that the plan is workable, and risks balkanizing the internet.

Aug 11 11:27

Banning Killer Robots is 'No Longer an Option', We Must Now Focus on Control, Argues Futurist

Autonomous killing machines are becoming a growing reality worldwide, one which has sparked intense debate and resulted in an increasing number of governments and civil society organisations calling for a ban over the use of the technology.

There is growing support worldwide for an outright ban over the use of fully autonomous weapons, also known as Killer Robots, according to a new report from Human Rights Watch (HRW). In its latest report, HRW details the publicly known positions of 49 countries on the development and use of Killer Robots following a global campaign to ban the technology, which was first initiated by an international coalition of civil society and other groups, in 2012.

Aug 11 07:24

Facebook bans hashtag #savethechildren – Big Tech now protecting PEDOPHILES

From coast to coast, Americans everywhere are rising up against pedophilia and human trafficking as part of a growing movement known as “Save the Children.” But a #savethechildren hashtag that had begun to go viral on social media has been banned from Facebook, which apparently now caters to pedophiles.

The arrest and death of Jeffrey Epstein combined with continued circulating news about Hollywood child sex abuse has indeed sparked a wave of outrage that is spilling over into our streets as well as online. And Big Tech, which is presumably implicated, is now trying to put the worms back into the proverbial can with mass censorship.

If you still use Facebook, check it out for yourself. You will see that the popular #savethechildren hashtag is no longer available on the platform, as Mark Zuckerberg’s censors have completely removed it from showing up in searches.

Aug 10 11:44

Nearly 50% of all smartphones affected by Qualcomm Snapdragon bugs

Several security vulnerabilities found in Qualcomm's Snapdragon chip Digital Signal Processor (DSP) chip could allow attackers to take control of more than 40% of all smartphones without user interaction, spy on their users, and create un-removable malware capable of evading detection.

DSPs are system-on-chip units are used for audio signal and digital image processing, and telecommunications, in consumer electronics including TVs and mobile devices.

Despite their complexity and the number of new features and capabilities DSP chips can add to any device, unfortunately, they also introduce new weak points and expand the devices' attack surface.

The vulnerable DSP chip "can be found in nearly every Android phone on the planet, including high-end phones from Google, Samsung, LG, Xiaomi, OnePlus, and more," according to Check Point researchers who found these vulnerabilities.

Aug 10 10:41

TeamViewer Flaw Could Let Hackers Steal System Password Remotely

If you are using TeamViewer, then beware and make sure you're running the latest version of the popular remote desktop connection software for Windows.

TeamViewer team recently released a new version of its software that includes a patch for a severe vulnerability (CVE 2020-13699), which, if exploited, could let remote attackers steal your system password and eventually compromise it.

What's more worrisome is that the attack can be executed almost automatically without requiring much interaction of the victims and just by convincing them to visit a malicious web page once.

Aug 10 06:17

The Days Of Tracking Robinhood Data Are Now Officially Over

For years, the website RobinTrack.net has been doing a great job of mining RobinHood's data to provide raw data and a visualization of which stocks the users of the retail brokerage have been holding and disposing of on a daily basis.

RobinTrack.net has been a wonderful way to keep an eye on exactly what stocks the bagholder crowd have been rushing into on a daily basis, providing insight into the hysteria of retail daytraders, allowing hedge funds to likely frontrun the data and providing opportunities for short sellers looking for ideas.

But those days appear to be all but over.

On Friday, CNBC reported that the brokerage will no longer display how many of its users hold a certain stock. In addition it is going to be taking down its public API data that allows other sites, like RobinTrack.net, to source its data for visualization and analysis purposes.

Aug 09 10:25

Twitter blocking Brighteon and Bitchute in attempt to silence ALL alternative video platforms

Social media giant Twitter is now blocking the sharing of videos from alternative video platforms such as Bitchute and Brighteon.

The fact that Twitter is no longer allowing video links from these sites was first discovered by independent journalist Tim Pool. In a tweet, Pool tried linking to a couple of Bitchute videos, only to find out that they didn’t work.

Trying to share and embed any links from Bitchute or Brighteon now causes Twitter to throw up a generic error message saying “Something went wrong, but don’t fret.”

Aug 08 21:49

Google Developing Tattoos That Turn Skin Into Touchpad; Researchers Developing Skin-drawn Monitor

By Aaron Kesel

Google announced that its working on developing the next futuristic technology beyond smartphones — tattoos that turn the user into a human touchpad. Meanwhile, scientists are developing something way more sinister using similar skin-drawing technology to track its wearer’s movements...

Aug 08 08:01

A U.S. government contractor embedded tracking software in the apps of millions of smartphone users

What you need to know:

As U.S. government contractor embedded tracking software in numerous mobile apps.
That's according to a new WSJ report.
It says that hundreds of millions of users were tracked worldwide as a result.

A damning new WSJ report says a small U.S. government contractor embedded software in over 500 apps, tracking millions of people worldwide.

According to the report:

A small U.S. company with ties to the U.S. defense and intelligence communities has embedded its software in numerous mobile apps, allowing it to track the movements of hundreds of millions of mobile phones world-wide, according to interviews and documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.

Anomaly Six LLC is the company in question, apparently boasting in marketing material that it was "able to draw location data from more than 500 mobile applications" from its own software development kit, embedded directly in some apps:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So now, our geolcation data gets sold to the highest bidder by this company?!?

This stinks, and I am smelling a class-action lawsuit about to happen here.

Aug 07 06:28

Senate Bill To Curb Invasive Facial Recognition Software After Rite Aid Deployed In 200 Stores

Authored by Julia Conley via CommonDreams.org,

New legislation put forward by Sens. Jeff Merkley and Bernie Sanders on Tuesday would curb the use of facial recognition software by corporations and help to slow the spread of "abusive" surveillance, according to leading privacy advocates.

Similar to Illinois' Biometric Information Privacy Act, which has been in place since 2008, the Merkley-Sanders legislation would bar corporations from using facial recognition without the knowledge and explicit affirmative consent of customers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a very good start, and I hope the bill passes smoothly; it should.

Aug 06 19:30

YouTube / Google Whistleblower Reveals A Dangerous Agenda!

A former insider who worked at YouTube / Google, Zach Vorhies shares his story about what he uncovered while working for the tech giant.

Zach Vorhies became a whistleblower after he discovered what he believed to be high crimes committed by Google against entire nations, including the United States.

Google sent the police after Zach when they discovered he had taken over 950 pages of documents from the company which he handed over to the Department of Justice.

Mr. Zorhies also shares a plan to end the censorship and possibly break up the monopoly that has become possibly the most powerful corporation in the world, Google.

Aug 06 19:08

“Smart Pass” Temp Check/Facial Recognition Promoted for Businesses, Schools, etc. What about Privacy and Safety?

By B.N. Frank

Ever-changing health mandates and restrictions continue providing more opportunities for privacy invasive, data collecting, and health harming “Smart” technology.

“Smart Pass” is one of them. It eliminates the need for someone to manually take temperatures. Because it’s equipped with facial recognition technology, it also chastises people who aren’t wearing masks...

Aug 06 19:02

YouTube / Google Whistleblower Reveals A Dangerous Agenda!

By Spiro Skouras

A former insider who worked at YouTube / Google, Zach Vorhies, shares his story about what he uncovered while working for the tech giant.

Zach Vorhies became a whistleblower after he discovered what he believed to be high crimes committed by Google against entire nations, including the United States.

Google sent the police after Zach when they discovered he had taken over 950 pages of documents from the company which he handed over to the Department of Justice.

Mr. Vorhies also shares a plan to end the censorship and possibly break up the monopoly that has become possibly the most powerful corporation in the world, Google.

Aug 06 05:09

Robot Uses Face Scanning AI To Ask People To Wear A Mask

With masks now becoming mandatory in many countries inside supermarkets, public buildings and transport systems, SoftBank Robotics Europe has reprogrammed its “cutesy” Pepper android to help enforce the new rules.

A video demonstration shows the robot scanning people’s faces and then telling individuals not wearing a mask to put one on, while thanking those who are already wearing them.

“Using an image recognition AI and Single Shot Detector, Pepper can scan the faces of up to five people at once,” reports Engadget.

Aug 05 09:31

Connected-Car Cyber-Attacks Have Skyrocketed, Up 99% In The Past Year

"They were able to connect to the car via the internet and remotely control the car’s heated seating, fans, air conditioning and heated steering wheel."

Aug 04 11:22

Mark Zuckerberg is killing people by banning information about hydroxychloroquine from Facebook

Facebook’s recent decision to restrict, aka ban, all information about hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) from its platform represents a clear case of “digital imperialism,” and one that will result in the needless deaths of untold numbers of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) patients.

Even though HCQ is being successfully used in other countries to treat the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), as well as in a handful of U.S. states where doctors are brave enough to prescribe it, Mark Zuckerberg and his Silicon Valley team will not let you learn about it because, well, you just cannot.

In other words, Facebook has chosen to restrict people’s First Amendment rights simply because the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) refuses to support HCQ.

Aug 04 07:03

YouTube supports FAKE studies that have been retracted, but censors REAL studies about hydroxychloroquine

One of the many tech platforms that uniformly decided to blacklist the America’s Frontline Doctors (AFD) “White Coat Summit” event for allegedly containing “misinformation,” YouTube was recently caught continuing to host fake news videos about the long debunked and retracted Lancet study that falsely claimed hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) is “ineffective” at treating the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19).

In a tweet, Dr. James Todaro, M.D., pointed out the hypocrisy of not only YouTube but also Facebook and Twitter systematically taking down the AFD event, while still leaving up one featuring Surgisphere founder Sapan Desai lying about how HCQ supposedly does not work and has been “disproven” as a remedy for the novel virus.

As you may recall from our earlier reporting, the fake science study that was published in The Lancet was never peer-reviewed. Its creators claimed that the data was “proprietary,” and thus off-limits to outside scrutiny – how convenient, eh?

Aug 03 07:59

Trump will act on TikTok and other Chinese software companies ‘in the coming days’ – Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has vowed that President Donald Trump will take action “in the coming days” to deal with Chinese software companies that the White House claims are feeding data to Beijing.

Appearing on Fox News’ ‘Sunday Morning Futures’ show, Pompeo claimed the practices of the Chinese tech companies currently in the administration’s sights, including TikTok and WeChat, pose “true privacy issues for the American people.”

“For a long time the US just said ‘Well, goodness, if we're having fun with it, or if a company can make money off of it, we're going to permit that to happen,’” he explained, adding that this approach would soon be changing.

“President Trump has said ‘enough’ and we're going to fix it, and so he will take action in the coming days with respect to a broad array of national security risks,” Pompeo said, referring to the companies which he claimed are “connected to the Chinese Communist Party.”

Aug 02 09:48

The Plan To Silence Doctors Once And For All

By Spiro Skouras

Last week an organization of doctors called America's Frontline Doctors went to Washington DC and gave a press release in front of the Supreme Court.

What this group of doctors said directly contradicted official positions of the World Health Organization and the Centers For Disease Control regarding the coronavirus and treatment of the infection as the new experimental vaccine could arrive before the end of the year.

Members of the doctors' organization have been fired from their jobs, they have had their website removed and the viral video has been almost scrubbed from the internet.

It appears that censoring doctors who speak out against the medical establishment may only be a temporary solution. Just today, right on time, the World Economic Forum released a video called ‘When Your Doctor Is A Robot.’

Will doctors and nurses one day be replaced by artificial intelligence and robots? After all, robots don’t ask questions… They follow orders.

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...

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