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Dec 03 11:07

WATCH: Soros-Linked Smartmatic Chairman Admits ‘Technology Is Licensed From Dominion’

Despite voter tech firm Smartmatic’s insistence that it has “no affiliate relationships or financial ties” with the foreign-owned Dominion Voting Systems, the company Chairman has previously admitted during interviews that “part of our technology is licensed from Dominion.”

The comments came from Smartmatic company Chairman Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, who enjoys intricate financial relations and a “famous friendship” with leftist mega-donor George Soros. During a June 2015 interview with Philippine news outlet ABS-CBN, Lord Malloch-Brown admitted, “…yes part of our technology is licensed from Dominion.”

The news will raise further questions as to why both Dominion and Smartmatic have gone to recent lengths to distance themselves from one another, following allegations of corruption during the 2020 U.S. elections.

Dec 03 06:52

What is Microsoft doing with Linux? Everything you need to know about its plans for open source

'Microsoft and Linux' should be a phrase we're used to hearing by now. Microsoft is a member of not only the Linux Foundation but also the Linux kernel security mailing list (a rather more select community). Microsoft is submitting patches to the Linux kernel "to create a complete virtualisation stack with Linux and Microsoft hypervisor". And when Microsoft wanted to add container support to Windows, it picked an open-source specification designed originally for Linux rather than the internal Windows-centric implementation it had already written.

Dec 01 20:08

Facebook Says It Will Provide The "Authoritative Information" On COVID Vaccines

No sooner did we just get finishing penning a piece about how the British Army is being used to fight "anti-vaccine" protests and vaccine "disinformation" - including by "work[ing] closely with social media companies" - than Mark Zuckerberg has also thrown his hat into the fray.

The Facebook CEO has said he wants to provide platform users with "authoritative information about Covid-19 vaccines," according to CNBC. The company has "already reached out to the Biden administration," Zuckerberg has said. We don't know about you, but we already feel safer and more informed...

Meanwhile, "authoritative" is a great word choice.

Dec 01 10:17

Google Search Trend Spikes for Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency

The Google search trend for the terms “bitcoin” and “cryptocurrency” began spiking again in November but still remain below their peak in 2017.

Search trends have historically had a strong correlation with the price. So it is not surprising to see it spike as bitcoin has surged to a new record high price.

A chart shows search volume for bitcoin over the last 12 months with a sharp spike in interest beginning in mid-October...

Dec 01 00:16

Facebook Moderators Blast Zuckerberg, Claim He's Risking Their Lives For Profits

Mark Zuckerberg's drive for profits might end with their deaths.

So argue the more than 200 content moderators who published an open letter Wednesday accusing the Facebook CEO of hypocrisy and a wanton disregard for their health during a raging pandemic. In demanding many return to the office, the moderators insist, both Zuckerberg and the CEOs of content moderation companies CPL and Accenture have taken the psychologically taxing job of content moderation and added the deadly element of coronavirus exposure.

The letter, which was also posted to Facebook's Workplace channels, lays out both a list of grievances and demands. It also highlights Zuckerberg's wealth gains — he has almost doubled his during the pandemic — while noting that content moderators aren't even getting hazard pay.

Nov 30 15:23

Edward Snowden On Big Tech Companies, Like Facebook, Censoring & Controlling Information

As Snowden mentioned, these Big Tech companies in collusion with governments are literally attempting to not only censor information, but change the behavior of people as well, especially journalists. When you take away one’s business or livelihood as a result of non-compliance, you are in a way forcing them to comply and do/say things you they way you want them done/said.

Nov 30 12:37

The FTC and state attorneys general are reportedly aiming up to 4 new antitrust lawsuits at Facebook and Google as talk of regulation continues to heat up

Federal and state officials are gearing up to slap Facebook and Google with up to four new antitrust lawsuits by the end of January 2021, according to a Monday report from The Wall Street Journal.

The lawsuits are intended to determine if the internet giants improperly used their power in the online marketplace, per the report, and will be launched by the Federal Trade Commission, state attorneys general, and other authorities.

50 state attorneys general led by Ken Paxton of Texas teamed up in 2019 to launch an investigation, not a lawsuit, into Google over anticompetitive practices in its ad business. Some of those attorneys general teamed up with the US Department of Justice in an October lawsuit against the firm. Others are gearing up to launch more cases in the coming weeks, including one coalition led by Paxton that could be filed in mid-December, according to the WSJ.

Nov 30 07:47

Can We Make Our Robots Less Biased Than We Are?

On a summer night in Dallas in 2016, a bomb-handling robot made technological history. Police officers had attached roughly a pound of C-4 explosive to it, steered the device up to a wall near an active shooter and detonated the charge. In the explosion, the assailant, Micah Xavier Johnson, became the first person in the United States to be killed by a police robot.

Afterward, then-Dallas Police Chief David Brown called the decision sound. Before the robot attacked, Mr. Johnson had shot five officers dead, wounded nine others and hit two civilians, and negotiations had stalled. Sending the machine was safer than sending in human officers, Mr. Brown said.

Nov 30 06:53

CIA Partners with Google, Amazon and IBM in Latest Big Tech Procurement Drive

The vaunted “17 intelligence agencies” that comprise the U.S. intel community will be sharing a network of private-sector cloud computing service providers which includes Microsoft, Google, Oracle, IBM, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) as part of a 15-year contract said to be worth tens of billions of dollars.

AWS currently holds the sole contract to provide cloud computing services to a number of intelligence agencies, including the FBI and the NSA. That contract is set to expire in 2023 and this new award – managed by the CIA – will further weaken Amazon’s once privileged position in the federal money sweepstakes, which had already taken a hard hit when Microsoft was unexpectedly chosen over Bezos’ company for the Department of Defense’s own cloud services contract for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) program.

Nov 29 09:17

Jews ‘Deeply Alarmed’ That Amazon’s Alexa Believes Jews Control The World Financial Systems And Media

Despite the fact that Amazon’s AI Alexa robot has been shown to promote the agenda of the Radical Left, otherwise Liberal Jews are now up in arms that this otherwise compliant and politically-correct “useful idiot” has a firm grasp of the obvious — that Jews do indeed control the world financial markets and mainstream media:

The vice-chairman of Conservative Friends of Israel has written to the Home Secretary raising the alarm at claims the Amazon’s robot assistant Alexa is repeating quotes from antisemitic conspiracy theory websites.

In his letter to Priti Patel, the MP Andrew Percy writes that to the question “Do the Jews control the media?” Alexa answers, “Here’s something I found from the article Jew Watch on Wikipedia. Jew Watch claims that Jews control the world’s financial systems and media.”

Nov 29 08:50

United States European Command (USEUCOM) did take control of 'Vote Switching' Servers in Germany

The SCYTL server seizure referenced in our article November 16th is no longer speculation by Texas Congressman, Louie Gomert — or The Richardson Post — and we can now publish it as fact — but they were CIA servers. Surprised?

Pamela Geller (Geller Report) has now confirmed not only that the servers are in U.S. hands — but hands under the control of President Donald J. Trump — not the Deep State deadbeats of the CIA and FBI.

Twenty-two year intel veteran, Larry Johnson, confirmed that this seizure did occur and that specifically, Gina Haspel — CIA Chief — and Christopher Wray, the FBI Director-hack refusing to release documents proving that agency's participation in the Russia Hoax, were unaware of this, by intent.

Servers were 'legally' taken by USEC, U.S. military with DOJ taking possession of them, meaning people will be indicted

Nov 29 07:46

Next Step in Government Data Tracking Is the Internet of Things

U. S. government agencies from the military to law enforcement have been buying up mobile-phone data from the private sector to use in gathering intelligence, monitoring adversaries and apprehending criminals.

Now, the U.S. Air Force is experimenting with the next step.

Nov 28 10:33

New York Times admitted in 2018 that Dominion voting machines are hackable

Two years ago, a computer scientist who works for The New York Times successfully hacked a mock election by breaking into the very same Dominion Voting Systems machines that the Times today claims cannot be hacked.

As the Times doubles down on the false media narrative that Joe Biden “won” the 2020 election, it is important to remind our readers that in April 2018, the Times‘ Alex Halderman announced that he had very easily broken into the same voting machines still used today and changed votes, exposing serious vulnerabilities in the software.

Halderman says he has successfully hacked “a lot” of voting machines over the years, and his 2018 experiment was no exception. With relative ease, Halderman busted into the system and changed the outcome of a pretend student election, demonstrating how easily the 2020 election could also be hacked.

Nov 28 10:29

Microsoft's low-code tools: Now everyone can be a developer

Microsoft's business applications platform is opening up, allowing non-programmers to fill the 'developer gap'.

Nov 28 10:22

Aaron Russo America Freedom To Fascism Pizza Order

Nov 28 10:21

Dominion VP is Missing, Offices Emptied and "Kraken" is DOD Algorithm

Nov 27 09:39

YouTube Attempts To Silence The Mises Institute

YouTube, the dominant video platform owned by Google, decided yesterday to remove a Mises Institute video. This decision apparently lasts for all eternity, cannot be appealed to an actual human, and comes with this friendly admonition: "Because it’s the first time, this is just a warning. If it happens again, your channel will get a strike and you won’t be able to do things like upload, post, or live stream for 1 week."

The video, a talk by Tom Woods titled "The Covid Cult" with more than 1.5 million views, was recorded at our live event in Texas two weeks ago. It offered challenges to the official narrative surrounding the coronavirus, particularly with respect to mask mandates. Woods's talk featured several charts showing rises in Covid "cases" across multiple cities and countries not long after imposing mask rules, demonstrating how such rules apparently have little effect on slowing transmission of the virus.

https://www.bitchute.com/video/g9bu7E8ESNGX/

Nov 26 16:44

Twitter To Warn Users When They Like A ‘Misleading’ Post

Not content with its current level of censorship, Twitter is upping its game once again, announcing a new policy where users will be issued with a warning if they ‘like’ a tweet that has been deemed to contain ‘misinformation’ by the tech overlords.

The platform unveiled the change Monday, citing the election and COVID-19 as justification.

“Giving context on why a labeled Tweet is misleading under our election, COVID-19, and synthetic and manipulated media rules is vital,” a post read.

Twitter stated that its censorship “prompts” have “helped decrease Quote Tweets of misleading information by 29%.”

Nov 26 10:17

Tech Millionaire Funds Hacking Team; ’20 Election 100% Rigged

As the media continues to ignore claims of election fraud, one millionaire has set out to prove their cover-up in support of the truth. One America’s Chanel Rion has more.

Nov 26 08:24

AMD laptops have a hidden 10-second performance delay. Here’s why

In an embargoed presentation Friday morning, Intel Chief Performance Strategist Ryan Shrout walked a group of tech journalists through a presentation aimed at taking AMD's Zen 2 (Ryzen 4000 series) laptop CPUs down a peg.

Intel's newest laptop CPU design, Tiger Lake, is a genuinely compelling release—but it comes on the heels of some crushing upsets in that space, leaving Intel looking for an angle to prevent hemorrhaging market share to its rival. Early Tiger Lake systems performed incredibly well—but they were configured for a 28W cTDP, instead of the far more common 15W TDP seen in production laptop systems—and reviewers were barred from testing battery life.

Nov 26 08:23

Do these 3 things before you sell or give away your phone

The fall season’s new smartphones are here, and with them a slight to moderate twinge of gadget envy for some of us.

I, myself, am rocking a perfectly usable Google Pixel 3 that still has five payments left. Logic dictates I should keep using it until it’s paid off, enjoy a cheaper monthly bill for a while, and then upgrade when I really, truly need a new phone.

Aw, to hell with logic—the new phones are here!

If you’re getting ready to sell your phone or give it away to a lucky someone, here are some steps to follow before you take the plunge.

Nov 26 07:26

The Anti-Trump Dominion CEO Eric Coomer Who Wrote An Antifa Manifesto On His Facebook Page, Installed “Update Software” On Over 30,000 Georgia Machines RIGHT BEFORE THE ELECTION

Dominion’s Eric Coomer who literally wrote the Antifa Manifesto on his Facebook in endless disturbed rants in foaming hate for President Trump installed “Update software” on over 30,000 #Georgia machines RIGHT BEFORE THE ELECTION!

This story seems strange now but the liberal media did a report about it days before the election.

Nov 25 13:12

Amazon Web Services outage causes issues for Roku, Adobe

November 25,2020,12.30pm: Amazon’s cloud-computing service on Wednesday was hit with an outage that took down some websites and services.

A notice on Amazon Web Services’ status page said it was experiencing problems with Kinesis, its service that processes large streams of data, causing “increased error rates” for a number of websites. The outage also impacted its ability to post updates to the status page.

“We continue to work towards recovery of the issue affecting the Kinesis Data Streams API in the US-EAST-1 Region,” the notice stated, adding that the issue appeared to be affecting the “subsystem” responsible for handling incoming requests.

“The team has identified the root cause and is working on resolving the issue affecting this subsystem,” the notice said.

Nov 25 13:07

Amazon Web Services outage causes issues for Roku, Adobe

November 25,2020,12.30pm: Amazon’s cloud-computing service on Wednesday was hit with an outage that took down some websites and services.

A notice on Amazon Web Services’ status page said it was experiencing problems with Kinesis, its service that processes large streams of data, causing “increased error rates” for a number of websites. The outage also impacted its ability to post updates to the status page.

“We continue to work towards recovery of the issue affecting the Kinesis Data Streams API in the US-EAST-1 Region,” the notice stated, adding that the issue appeared to be affecting the “subsystem” responsible for handling incoming requests.

“The team has identified the root cause and is working on resolving the issue affecting this subsystem,” the notice said.

Nov 25 11:53

SIDNEY POWELL’S “KRAKEN” IS DOD CYBER WARFARE PROGRAM! WE ARE AT WAR!

Holy Radar – that’s the Kracken!!! Who knew it is a Department of Defense Cyber Warfare Program? It Tracks Systems and aquires evidence of nefarious activities and crimes committed by The Deep State!

When Sidney Powell stated she HAS RELEASED THE KRAKEN, most of us thought of Clash of the Titans and cheered her on for her gutsy remark. She never blinked and held a stern, a serious face when she said it. She wasn’t joking and now we know why! The “Kraken” is a Department of Defense-run cyber warfare program that tracks and hacks various other systems to acquire evidence of nefarious actions by the deep state!President Trump and the loyal patriots in the Military and Space Command now have all the evidence of voter fraud and election related treason. This will be used against the enemies of America!

Nov 24 13:36

Hammer & Scorecard, CIA Software to Rig Elections, General McInerney Blows Whistle w/ Steve Bannon

Rumble — Hammer & Scorecard, The CIA Software Used to Rig Elections, General McInerney Blows The Whistle with Steve Bannon

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Nov 24 13:35

After Years Behind Bars, Activist Who Exposed ‘Shadow CIA’ and US Gov’t Crimes to Be Freed

First reported by the Associated Press on Wednesday, November 18th, hacktivist Jeremy Hammond is finally set to be released from federal prison, 7 years and 3 Days to the date from his initial sentencing, after having been incarcerated for the majority of his ten year prison term.

Hammond is a computer programmer, and internet activist/ whistleblower associated with the hacktivist network Anonymous who had been sentenced to ten years imprisonment on November 15, 2013.

The sentence came about for breaching the servers of private intelligence firm Strategic Forecasting, Inc. also know as Stratfor, and releasing millions of internal documents to the transparency advocacy organization WikiLeaks. This exposed evidence that the intelligence consulting firm had been conducting illegal operations acting as spies for hire on behalf of governments and corporations against several human rights defenders and activist groups.

Nov 24 13:32

United States European Command (USEUCOM) did Take Control of ‘Vote Switching’ Servers in Germany

Quick follow up—the SCYTL server seizure referenced in our article November 16th (https://richardsonpost.com/howellwoltz/18908/fbi-director-elect-sidney...) is no longer speculation by Texas Congressman, Louie Gomert—or The Richardson Post—and we can now publish it as fact—but they were CIA servers. Surprised?

Pamela Geller (Geller Report) has now confirmed not only that the servers are in U.S. hands—but hands under the control of President Donald J. Trump—not the Deep State deadbeats of the CIA and FBI.

Twenty-two year intel veteran, Larry Johnson, confirmed that this seizure did occur and that specifically, Gina Haspel—CIA Chief—and Christopher Wray, the FBI Director-hack refusing to release documents proving that agency’s participation in the Russia Hoax, were unaware of this, by intent.

Nov 24 12:15

US Army working on new electromagnetic deception tool

The U.S. Army is developing a new tool to gain an advantage in the cat and mouse game that is the electromagnetic spectrum mission.

Currently in the early concepts stage, the Army detailed its idea for the Modular Electromagnetic Spectrum Deception Suite, or MEDS, that will seek to confound the enemy within the invisible yet highly dynamic maneuver space of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Despite the fact forces cannot see it, the spectrum is an extremely important space they must cautiously move through just as a unit would in formation through a valley. U.S. adversaries have proven their ability to locate units based solely on their signature in the electromagnetic spectrum, leading to entire concept and materiel changes for the Army to smaller units and command posts. Deception within the spectrum has become a high priority for the U.S. military.

Nov 24 11:41

I Bought a Voting Machine Online … Then Hacked It

Nov 24 11:37

CIA PARTNERS WITH GOOGLE, AMAZON AND IBM IN LATEST BIG TECH PROCUREMENT DRIVE

The vaunted “17 intelligence agencies” that comprise the U.S. intel community will be sharing a network of private-sector cloud computing service providers which includes Microsoft, Google, Oracle, IBM, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) as part of a 15-year contract said to be worth tens of billions of dollars.

Nov 24 11:30

Facebook employees want to keep in place news censorship measures to tackle the spread of 'misinformation' following the US election – even if they make the platform more boring

In the immediate aftermath of the contested US election, Facebook implemented a change to its news feed algorithm that favoured large general news publishers.

This meant that sites like CNN, the BBC, New York Times and NPR saw a spike in views, whereas more partisan sites like Breitbart and Occupy Democrats took a hit.

The post-election changes were designed to be temporary, but in a series of 'heated internal debates' seen by the New York Times, staff argued for the measures to remain in place - even if they resulted in people spending less time on the site.

Nov 23 07:12

Genius Patriot Edward Solomon Discovered The Exact Dominion Algorithm That Transferred MILLIONS of Votes! [VIDEO]

American “Deplorable” patriots are truly amazing people!

A man named Edward Solomon appears to have cracked the code on the Dominion software and discovered the exact ratio they used to switch MILLIONS of votes!

This is highly illegal.

It is treason, make no mistake.

You HAVE to see this….and then share it everywhere.

This sure looks like the smoking gun to me.

Amazing work Edward!

Here is the video he posted just a few minutes ago:

Nov 22 11:40

‘What happened to academic freedom?’ Scientist fumes as Facebook flags Covid-19 study questioning mask effectiveness as ‘false’

Social media can’t be allowed to suppress scientific discourse, critics said after Facebook ‘fact-checkers’ flagged as ‘false’ an Oxford professor’s report citing a Danish study on the effectiveness of masks against Covid-19.

“[What] has happened to academic freedom and freedom of speech? There is nothing in this article that is ‘false,’” Carl Heneghan, the director of the Center for Evidence-Based Medicine at Oxford University, said on Friday.

He posted a screenshot of Facebook flagging his article for the Spectator magazine as ‘False information’, citing “independent fact-checkers.”

Heneghan was discussing the long-delayed study on the effectiveness of facemasks, conducted in Denmark and finally published this week. One of the few randomized controlled trials on masks, it suggested that masks alone don’t work to stop the spread of Covid-19.

Nov 22 11:16

Smoking Gun: Dominion Transferring Vote Ratios between Precincts in PA. - By: Edward Solomon

In this video you will see data from the NYT feed from PA on November fourth.

In this data, particular vote ratios are transferred between random sets of seized precincts throughout the day (see image link below):
https://ibb.co/h1x3Xds

A total of nine exhibits are presented in this video, but there are in fact several hundred of these precincts seizures and ratio transfers on the day of November 4th alone, and the same ratios continue to be transferred for several more days within the overall dataset spanning an entire week.

Original data sets:
https://gofile.io/d/qZcQl6

"The Dominion System isolated a "Flip Set" from the expected vote count and the expected percentage.

Nov 22 11:08

#RogerStone Reveals the Mass Manipulator of the 2020 Vote: It’s @BillGates

Nov 22 09:26

GOVERNMENTS LAUNCH CYBER WARFARE AGAINST CITIZENRY TO OVERCOME VACCINE HESITANCY

ANTI-VAXXERS ARE POSITIONED AS A THREAT TO NATIONAL SECURITY. BULLY TACTICS FURTHER THREATEN THEM WITH ECONOMIC DESTRUCTION SUCH AS BEING PLACED ON “NO-FLY” LISTS BY AIRLINES, OTHER TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS, LOSS OF EMPLOYMENT, NO SCHOOL FOR KIDS, NO ACCESS TO COMMERCIAL INSTITUTIONS, ETC. THIS IS THE FACE OF SCIENTIFIC DICTATORSHIP, AKA TECHNOCRACY. ? TN EDITOR

Nov 22 09:23

Classified US Embassy Cable Proves Smartmatic’s Connection to Venezuela

In my report on the Giuliani Legal Team’s press conference ( https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2020/11/19/giulianas-legal-team-prese... ), I expressed doubts about the connection the team drew between Dominion voting machines, Smartmatic software and Venezela where the technology is suspected of being used for electoral fraud.

I withdraw that doubt. Among Wikileaks’ releases of US Government data there is a classified cable that establishes the essential truth of the legal team’s charges.

Nov 22 08:42

We Got It! – Newsmax Reporter Emerald Robinson: National Security Source Confirms “A Piece of Hardware Has Been Secured” in Germany

On Thursday during the Trump Campaign press conference Attorney Sidney Powell weighed in on the Dominion-Smartmatic servers that were reportedly confiscated in Germany.

Powell confirmed the reports were legitimate.

Nov 21 07:03

Cyber War Declared in U.S. and UK to Quash Vaccine Hesitancy as Nations Prepare for Mass Inoculations

In just the past week, the national-security states of the U.S. and UK have discreetly let it be known that the cyber tools and online tactics previously designed for use in the post-9/11 “war on terror” are now being repurposed for use against information sources promoting “vaccine hesitancy” and information related to COVID-19 that runs counter to their state narratives.

A new cyber offensive was launched on Monday by the U.K.’s signal intelligence agency, Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), which seeks to target websites that publish content deemed to be “propaganda” that raises concerns regarding state-sponsored COVID-19 vaccine development and the multinational pharmaceutical corporations involved.

Nov 20 12:07

YouTube removes lockdown-sceptical interview with renowned immunologist Dr Mike Yeadon for ‘violating terms of service’

Dr Mike Yeadon has argued that the British government is using “lethally incompetent” scientific advice in its Covid-19 response. YouTube has mysteriously taken down a video in which the immunologist explains his point.

Video here: https://www.bitchute.com/video/t6THWXWp4IlH/

Nov 20 11:10

Boeing 737 Crashes Caused By A Few Lines Of Missing Code

The FAA certified the Boeing 737 Max on Wednesday. Here's the inside scoop on exactly what caused the crashes.

Nov 20 10:01

YouTube adds ads but won't pay all content-makers

YouTube says it will start showing adverts on more videos - but won't necessarily pay the video-maker a cut.

The company currently shares ad revenue with video-makers who are enrolled in its partnership scheme, when it shows ads before or during their content.

But YouTube says it will start putting ads on some videos from channels that are not part of its partnership scheme.

Changes to its terms of service mean YouTube will not share the revenue from those ads with the video-makers.

It could also mean viewers see a higher number of adverts across the site.

Nov 20 09:15

The malware that usually installs ransomware and you need to remove right away

Gone are the days when ransomware groups operated by launching mass email spam campaigns in the hopes of infecting random users across the internet.

Today, ransomware operators have evolved from a niche of clumsy malware gangs into a series of complex cybercrime cartels with the skills, tools, and budgets of government-sponsored hacking groups.

Nowadays, ransomware gangs rely on multi-level partnerships with other cybercrime operations. Called "initial access brokers," these groups operate as the supply chain of the criminal underground, providing ransomware gangs (and others) with access to large collections of compromised systems.

Consisting of hacked RDP endpoints, backdoored networking devices, and malware-infected computers, these systems allow ransomware gangs to easily gain access to corporate networks, escalate their access, and encrypt files to demand huge ransoms.

Nov 20 09:09

25 Hidden iPhone Hacks You Never Knew About

Chances are, you’ve only scratched the surface of the amazing things your iPhone can do. Your trusty companion boasts a bunch of hidden features you never knew about, and dozens of little tricks will make using your iPhone faster, easier, and more effective. With new features being added with each iOS release, it’s important to stay up-to-date—or you risk falling behind on the secrets Apple insiders know about iPhones that you don’t.

Nov 19 15:50

Weapons Of Mass Deception

This is a massive social issue that we’re only beginning to become aware of as a society. How much more control do these companies wield over our thoughts and behavior than we currently realize? How much is acceptable? How do we protect ourselves going forward?

Nov 19 13:08

If you see your password on this list, change it as soon as possible

Every year, the specter of cybersecurity attacks becomes more daunting as hackers find new and increasingly brilliant ways to trick us into handing over information. Everyone should on high alert when visiting a new website, opening an email, or even clicking a link in a text message — but all of these dire threats have still yet to stop us from coming up with the worst passwords imaginable to protect our most important online accounts.

This week, password manager NordPass published its list of the 200 most common passwords of 2020, and if you thought that we might have made progress as a society in recent years when it comes to making passwords, you can disabuse yourself of those optimistic notions. Of the 200 most popular passwords this year, a board majority could be cracked by a bad actor in less than a second. If you currently use any of the passwords on the NordPass list that fall into this category, you are constantly an instant away from having your data stolen.

Nov 19 06:30

Linux and open source: The biggest issue in 2020

For the most part, 2020 was actually pretty good for open source. Enterprise-level companies embraced open source software even further, containers and the cloud became even more crucial to both businesses and consumers, the Linux community found a larger piece of the support pie from large manufacturers like Microsoft, and distributions continued to wow.

That doesn't mean the year was full of celebrations, as there were some rather cringe-worthy moments. A good number of major open source projects suffered from poorly written or out of date documentation, DockerHub started throttling image downloads, etc.

There was, however, one particular issue open source faced in 2020 that will not only go down as a thorn in the side of the community for the year, but will probably haunt us moving forward.

What was that issue?

Nov 18 18:59

Egregor ransomware bombards victims' printers with ransom notes

The Egregor ransomware uses a novel approach to get a victim's attention after an attack - shoot ransom notes from all available printers.

Ransomware gangs know that many businesses would rather hide a ransomware attack than make it public, including to employees, for fear of the news affecting stock prices and their reputation.

To increase public awareness of the attack and pressure a victim into paying, the Egregor operation is known to repeatedly print ransom notes from all available network and local printers after an attack.

While BleepingComputer has been aware of this tactic, it wasn't until last weekend after Egregor's attack on retail giant Cencosud that we saw it in action.

Nov 18 11:24

Israeli Company Wants To Play Music Inside Your Head With Directed Sound Technology Without Headphones

By Aaron Kesel

A new technology called “sound beaming” developed by Noveto Systems allows listeners to hear music or sound without wearing headphones.

All that is needed is a simple device which tracks the ear and sends it audio using ultrasonic waves, creating personal listening experiences inside of a sound bubble, Times Of Israel reported.

The technology allows listeners to listen to music, play a game, or watch a movie without disturbing anyone else. That being said, unless you are within the distance of the device you won’t be able to hear sounds.

While this application is new, the concept has a much darker history...

Nov 18 09:22

US security agency accused of spying on European private companies

A new cyber espionage scandal involving American intelligence agencies is being revealed – this time in Europe. Government ministries and Danish private companies were targets of US espionage, according to a recent report by an anonymous informer. The US National Security Agency (NSA) appears to have used top-secret schemes to allegedly spy Danish and other Scandinavian ministries and private companies. Details of such activities were revealed in a recent Danish Radio’s article, in which the alleged anonymous informer is referred to as an agent of the Danish Defense Intelligence Service (Forsvarets Efterretningstjeneste, FE). Operations would have started around 2015.

Nov 18 08:59

Make Sure macOS Big Sur Doesn't Brick Your Older MacBook

Apologies to the crew up in Redmond, but I usually associate “disasters after upgrading to a new version of an operating system” with Microsoft’s giant feature releases for Windows 10. However, it’s Apple’s turn to enjoy some embarrassment this week: According to numerous reports, upgrading to macOS Big Sur allegedly bricks late-2013 and early-2014 MacBook Pros.

Here’s where it gets strange, though. The problems aren’t exclusive to just these MacBooks. As one Reddit user wrote:

“I have a mid-2015 and it more or less did the same. Bricked at a black screen that does have my logon picture/name, a cyan-outlined black cursor (that one is weird) and a blinking text bar in the top left corner of the screen. Like I need to login with no way to do so.

Nov 18 08:49

Your robot vacuum cleaner could be picking up dirt of a different sort: Experts say the devices can be hacked to listen in to household conversations despite not having microphones

US experts found they can perform a remote eavesdropping attack on a Xiaomi Roborock robot cleaner by remotely accessing its Lidar readings – which helps these cleaners to avoid bumping into furniture.

Lidar is a method for measuring distances by illuminating the target with laser beams and measuring their reflection with a sensor.

But Lidar can also capture sound signals by obtaining reflections off of objects in the home, like a rubbish bin, that vibrate due to nearby sound sources, such as a person talking.

A hacker could repurpose a vacuum's Lidar sensor to sense acoustic signals in the environment, remotely harvest the Lidar data from the cloud and process the raw signal with deep learning techniques to extract audio information.

This flaw could reveal the gender of a robot vacuum cleaner in the home, confidential business information from a teleconferencing meeting or credit card information recited during a phone call.

Nov 18 08:23

US Military Quietly Bought User Location Data From Popular Muslim App 

According to Motherboard, a Muslim prayer smartphone app with tens of millions of downloads has severed ties with a location company that reportedly sold its user data to the US military.

Dubbed the "most popular Muslim app in the world," Muslim Pro has been downloaded more than 98 million times in 200 countries. The app provides users with Muslim prayer times and shows them the direction of Mecca.

Motherboard released the report Monday that said Muslim Pro sold user location data to a company called X-Mode, which collects location data directly from the app and then sells it to contractors or the military.

Nov 17 14:19

UN Announces Biometric Digital ID Wallet

By Spiro Skouras

Recently, the United Nations had some big announcements that went largely unnoticed, including the rollout of a biometric digital wallet and an announcement that one of its specialized agencies The International Civil Aviation Organization is one step closer to a internationally recognized digital travel credential.

As reported by Biometric Update, this particular UN biometric digital wallet is intended for UN employees and it can be used for data related to human resources, medical status, travel, payroll and pensions.

I hope you see where this is going, every aspect of our lives will be centralized digitally using biometrics and in many cases the blockchain, AI and 5G...

Nov 17 09:39

Microsoft hits the brakes on Windows 10 updates in December 2020

Microsoft has told Windows 10 owners and IT admins not to expect any Windows 10 preview updates in December to give them a break when staffing levels are low over the holiday season.

December will be a break from the usual schedule of Windows 10 updates each month, which include optional previews that arrive after the mandatory Patch Tuesday security updates in the second week of every month.

"Because of minimal operations during the holidays and the upcoming Western new year, there won't be any preview releases for the month of December 2020," Microsoft said in a support note.

Nov 17 09:38

Hands-on with the Raspberry Pi 400: Pleased and impressed

Well, first of all, hello – and I'm glad to be back. I've spent the past two and a half years teaching at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS). I initially thought that I would be able to keep up this blog while doing that, but it didn't take long for me to realize how impractical that was. Now that I am done at the AUAS, I am very pleased to be writing here again.

What better way to resume than with a brand new Raspberry Pi system? To me, this one confirms that the people at Raspberry Pi Towers really are a bunch of hard-core geeks who came of age with computers at about the same time that I did.

In the 1980s, the Commodore 64 and the Sinclair ZX were the stuff of geeky dreams, and are still a source of nostalgia for those of us who remember them. So a Raspberry Pi in a keyboard brings huge smiles to a lot of old faces.

Nov 17 07:58

Obama: The internet is “the single biggest threat to our democracy”

Back in 2008, Barack Obama famously harnessed the internet and social media to help win the White House. He kept up the embrace once he got there.

Now he worries that the internet and social media have helped create “the single biggest threat to our democracy.”

Obama has been saying a version of this for four years — since he left the White House — but his words are getting steadily more pointed. He’s clearly sounding an alarm, but it’s not exactly clear what he thinks we should do about it.

His latest critique comes in a new interview between Obama and Atlantic editor Jeffrey Goldberg, and before we go any further we should put it in full context: Obama was discussing a media landscape dominated not just by Facebook but by Fox News that allows Americans to choose their own distorted reality. Which means, he says, we no longer have a shared set of facts.

Nov 16 21:13

Parler CEO Predicts Free Speech Platform Can Outgrow Twitter Within One Year

The CEO of free speech social media platform Parler predicted Sunday that the Big Tech alternative can outgrow Twitter’s use base within a year.

John Matze made the ambitious prediction in an interview with the Washington Examiner’s Elisha Krauss.

“A year from now, I think we will have knocked Twitter to be second place, I think,” Matze predicted. “It sounds crazy, but it’s going to happen. We have the momentum, and now, they’ve given us an inch, and we’re going to take a full mile.”

Nov 16 20:10

GitHub reinstates YouTube-dl, promises to overhaul DMCA reviews

GitHub has announced today that YouTube-dl's repository was reinstated after reversing a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown from last month.

YouTube-dl is a command-line program that helps users download multimedia content from YouTube and several other sites.

The utility is also used by journalists for various reporting tasks including downloading press releases, videos, and audio transcriptions.

Nov 16 14:26

Scammers are spoofing bank phone numbers to rob victims

It can be a very convincing trick…

“You can check the number in your display online sir. You’ll see I’m really calling from your bank.”

That is, of course, if you are unaware that phone numbers can be spoofed. Then again, they wouldn’t be successful scammers if they weren’t convincing. If you suggest calling them back, they’ll tell you it’s impossible to call their extension directly and you would have to go through the operator in the head office. Which could take a while and because of the urgency that is not really an option now, is it?

Nov 16 12:34

Researchers develop world's first all-silicon optical transmitter at 100Gbps

Silicon photonics researchers from the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) have demonstrated the first all-silicon optical transmitter at 100Gbps and beyond without the use of digital signal processing.

The optical modulator almost doubles the maximum data rate of current state-of-the-art devices, demonstrating the potential for low power low-cost all-silicon solutions that avoid complicating fabrication processes with new materials that are not CMOS compatible.

Nov 16 06:53

US – UK Intelligence Agencies Declare Cyber War on Independent Media

In just the past week, the national-security states of the United States and United Kingdom have discreetly let it be known that the cyber tools and online tactics previously designed for use in the post-9/11 “war on terror” are now being repurposed for use against information sources promoting “vaccine hesitancy” and information related to Covid-19 that runs counter to their state narratives.

A new cyber offensive was launched on Monday by the UK’s signal intelligence agency, Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), which seeks to target websites that publish content deemed to be “propaganda” that raises concerns regarding state-sponsored Covid-19 vaccine development and the multi-national pharmaceutical corporations involved.

Nov 16 06:38

CIA-owned encryption company jeopardised Swiss neutrality: report

The CIA and German intelligence jeopardised Switzerland's historic reputation for neutrality by using a Swiss company as a platform for a global espionage operation for decades, according to a report by members of the Swiss Parliament.

Investigators concluded that Swiss authorities were aware of, and at times complicit in, an elaborate espionage operation in which the CIA covertly owned and controlled a Swiss company, Crypto AG, that secretly sold rigged encryption systems to foreign governments.

The report marks the culmination of a Swiss investigation launched after the history of the Crypto operation was revealed earlier this year by The Washington Post in collaboration with German public television ZDF and Swiss broadcaster SRF.

Nov 15 13:36

If you think online censorship is bad now, it will get far worse if Joe Biden is installed

Biden also plans to use his task force to crack down on “disinformation and hate speech,” which as we have seen over the years includes just about anything that upsets leftists and makes them feel angry or upset.

Nov 15 10:33

Computer Scientists Achieve the ‘Crown Jewel’ of Cryptography

IN 2018, AAYUSH Jain, a graduate student at the University of California, Los Angeles, traveled to Japan to give a talk about a powerful cryptographic tool he and his colleagues were developing. As he detailed the team’s approach to indistinguishability obfuscation (iO for short), one audience member raised his hand in bewilderment.

Original story reprinted with permission from Quanta Magazine, an editorially independent publication of the Simons Foundation whose mission is to enhance public understanding of science by covering research develop­ments and trends in mathe­matics and the physical and life sciences.

“But I thought iO doesn’t exist?” he said.

Nov 14 12:27

Who Funds Facebook Fact Checkers?

Social media fact-checking organizations are not the independent public health watchdogs they're made out to be. Fact checkers for Facebook are funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which has given more than $250 million in grants to steer media outlets.

Nov 14 12:18

Facebook security warning: Thousands of passwords stolen

Stolen social media accounts are a hot commodity on Dark Web marketplaces. The average Facebook account sells for about $74.50, making the social network a priority target for phishing scams and cybercriminals.

Phishing campaigns make it easy to steal large quantities of login credentials at once. All scammers need to do is create a fake login page and trick victims into signing in. Tap or click here to see a copyright notice phishing scam targeting Facebook users.

If cybercriminals aren’t careful with their stolen data, they can easily blow their entire operation. A group of cybercriminals learned this the hard way after hosting hundreds of thousands of Facebook logins on an unprotected database. Cybersecurity isn’t just for the good guys, after all.

Nov 14 09:27

Court Ruling Allows Utility Customers to Refuse “Smart” Meters

By B.N. Frank

People worldwide DO NOT WANT “Smart” Meters – electric, gas, and water. Tens of millions have been installed and millions more are planned despite all their problems – electrical issues, fires, explosions, measurement errors, serious cybersecurity risks, and more.

Unlike original analog meters, “Smart” Meters are 2-way transmitting which causes them to emit very high levels of harmful electromagnetic radiation that can make people and animals sick. They DO NOT save meaningful amounts of energy and customer rates are usually increased for their installation and frequent replacement.

Now Pennsylvania utility customers finally have the right to refuse them...

Nov 14 08:37

Video: Are Phone Networks Now Censoring Links About Election Fraud?

A video posted to Twitter shows a woman attempting to send a URL about alleged vote fraud to an iPhone but the message going undelivered, prompting claims that phone networks are now censoring links.

“BREAKING: Messages about election fraud are being censored via text message,” claims the woman. “Here is 100% proof! GEyesgle Green apple or Verizon or all are the culprit. More testing is needed to figure out which company(s) is censoring text messages about the fraud! We have hit peak level censorship!”

The clip shows her sending normal text messages from an Android phone to an iPhone, but when she attempts to send a link about alleged vote fraud from thedonald.win website, the message is not delivered to the iPhone, despite the Android phone saying it had been delivered.

Nov 14 04:29

South Korea showcases two-seater drone taxi in downtown Seoul

"...South Korea's transport ministry and Seoul City conduct a test-run of a drone taxi, which is capable of carrying two people with a demonstration in Seoul, ahead of the country's Urban Air Mobility (UAM) service launching in 2025.

A vertical take-off and landing of drone 'EH216' from China's EHang company, carrying 80kg of rice bags instead of a passenger, flew over downtown Seoul at an altitude of 50 meters for about seven minutes, according to the Seoul Metropolitan Government..."

Nov 14 04:23

South Korea showcases two-seater drone taxi in downtown Seoul

"...South Korea's transport ministry and Seoul City conduct a test-run of a drone taxi, which is capable of carrying two people with a demonstration in Seoul, ahead of the country's Urban Air Mobility (UAM) service launching in 2025.

A vertical take-off and landing of drone 'EH216' from China's EHang company, carrying 80kg of rice bags instead of a passenger, flew over downtown Seoul at an altitude of 50 meters for about seven minutes, according to the Seoul Metropolitan Government..."

Nov 13 08:21

WHY US ELECTION VOTES WERE COUNTED BY BANKRUPTED SPANISH COMPANY SCYTL

Days after it was revealed how 2020 US Elections were rigged by Canadian Crown Agent Dominion Voting Systems through a so-called “glitch”, now GreatGameIndia has found involvement of another dubious foreign company in US Election meddling.

Nov 13 08:04

“Shredding The Fabric Of Our Democracy”: Biden Aide Signals Push For Greater Censorship On The Internet

"Information Clearing House" - We have been discussing the calls for top Democrats for increased private censorship on social media and the Internet. President-elect Joe Biden has himself called for such censorship, including blocking President Donald Trump’s criticism of mail-in voting. Now, shortly after the election, one of Biden’s top aides is ramping up calls for a crackdown on Facebook for allowing Facebook users to read views that he considers misleading — users who signed up to hear from these individuals. Bill Russo, a deputy communications director on Biden’s campaign press team, tweeted late Monday that Facebook “is shredding the fabric of our democracy” by allowing such views to be shared freely.

Nov 13 07:43

YOUTUBE was Down; Massive "Crash" or Shut Down of Stolen Election Info? UPDATE: GIGANTIC INTERNET CRASH TOO

The largest video streaming service in the world, Youtube, suffered a massive outage Wednesday evening. Hundreds of thousands of reported to DOWNDETECTOR: Videos won't play.

Outages like this are so rare the number of times they've happened can be counted on one hand. Yet, it happened.

People are openly wondering if this is some type of deliberate situation because the veritable Tsunami of U.S. ELECTION FRAUD videos showing the brazen, widespread and utterly corrupt theft of the US Presidency is simply overwhelming the tech-thought-police ability to purge them?

Are we seeing, in real time, a situation where, if they can't keep the information suppressed, then crash all information until they can catch up?

Nov 13 07:04

Pope Francis Urges Catholics To Pray For 'Ethical Robots'

In November's monthly prayer intention, Pope Francis called on all the good Catholics of the world to "pray that the progress of robotics and artificial intelligence may always serve humankind."

The pope's monthly prayer intentions, published on the US Conference of Catholic Bishops' website, was also featured in a short video clip on YouTube via Vatican News.

In his message, the pope said artificial intelligence was "at the heart of the epochal change we are experiencing," and that robotics could empower the world if harnessed for good. He said, "if technological progress increases inequalities, it is not true progress. Future advances should be orientated towards respecting the dignity of the person."

Nov 12 16:12

POTUS: Dominion Voting System “Deleted” 2.7 Million Trump Votes

Was the fix baked right into the system?

President Trump on Thursday tweeted out information from One America News Network (OANN) claiming that Dominion, the voting system that experienced several glitches favorable to candidate Joe Biden, “deleted” 2.7 million votes for him, and, in Pennsylvania, switched 221,000 Trump votes to Biden, swinging the election.

“REPORT: DOMINION DELETED 2.7 MILLION TRUMP VOTES NATIONWIDE. DATA ANALYSIS FINDS 221,000 PENNSYLVANIA VOTES SWITCHED FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP TO BIDEN. 941,000 TRUMP VOTES DELETED. STATES USING DOMINION VOTING SYSTEMS SWITCHED 435,000 VOTES FROM TRUMP TO BIDEN,” the president tweeted.

Nov 12 11:47

Data deep dive on Dominion Voting Systems offers incontrovertible proof of election hack

The devil may be in the details, but the angels are in the data. That’s what we’re learning very quickly as we examine the work of a dedicated Trump-supporter who appears to have uncovered all of the proof necessary to dispel this myth that Joe Biden won the presidential election.

A post on TheDonald.win by user TrumanBlack has sparked a little attention, though not nearly enough. It needs a lot more because within the data sorted and examined is the smoking gun the Trump campaign can use to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that the election was hacked. Massive amounts of votes were changed from President Trump to Biden. Other votes were removed altogether without reason. This “cyber coup” is much bigger than most of us realized. While we’ve been focused, and rightly so, on analog voter fraud, there is technological fraud on a gargantuan scale that happened. More importantly, it has been proven.

Nov 12 11:26

Listen up, iPhone users: Apple smartphones are emitting TWICE the reported radiofrequency radiation

Many of us use our smartphones more than we’d like, but if you thought being in a constant state of stress was the main danger of these devices, we have some bad news for you. An investigation carried out by the Chicago Tribune found that the radiofrequency radiation that is emitted by several popular smartphones, including several models of Apple’s iPhone, exceeded the legal limits put in place by the FCC.

The report was carried out using accredited lab tests designed to mimic human tissue. In addition to the iPhones, they also tested phone models from Motorola and Samsung.

The FCC’s current radiation standards for cell phones have a limit of 1.6 watts per kilogram when averaged over 1 gram of tissue. Nearly all of the phones that were tested by the Tribune were well over that amount at 2 millimeters – which is approximately the distance that a person’s phone would be situated away from their body while placed inside their pocket.

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