Thought for the day

"The masses have never thirsted after truth. They turn aside from evidence that is not to their taste, preferring to deify error, if error seduce them. Whoever can supply them w/illusions is easily their master; whoever attempts to destroy their illusions is always their victim." -- Gustave Le Bon

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Intruders broke into a third-party cloud storage service LastPass shares with affiliate company GoTo and gained access to "certain elements" of customers' information, the pair have confirmed.

LastPass did not define what it meant by "certain elements," saying it was unsure what data was looked at: "We are working diligently to understand the scope of the incident and identify what specific information has been accessed this morning."

Planetearthpure.com is a malicious browser hijacker virus that infects the user’s browser. It reroutes infected web users to a different search engine with inorganic search results.

You may have explored and landed on a potentially harmful website if you’ve been sent to this page. If the requested website appears in your tab, simply close the browser and navigate away.

However, if Planetearthpure.com shows up once you launch the browser program, your computer is certainly infected with an adware program.

Mondoweiss has been covering the “No Tech for Apartheid” movement for over a year now. In October 2021 hundreds of workers at Google and Amazon published an open letter in The Guardian condemning Project Nimbus, a billion dollar contract between the two tech companies and the Israeli government.

Remember how Elon Musk earlier this month warned activist groups and advertisers that he may launch a "thermonuclear name & shame" if they work to try and destroy free speech in America?

It looks like he did just that to bring Apple CEO Tim Cook to heel.

Former Israeli surveillance agents hold hundreds of positions with big tech giants like Google, Facebook, Microsoft malterwitty Wed, 11/30/2022 - 12:30

If you still think that the big tech platforms don’t really spy on your online activities, you should probably put that notion to rest once and for all.

According to a report published this week, in fact, hundreds of Israeli surveillance experts from the country’s Intelligence Unit 8200 hold key positions in nearly all the major big tech platforms and companies, including Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft.

Cyber criminals are using a TikTok filter that promises to expose nudity to trick users into downloading malware that can then steal their passwords and credit cards. 

The attack, which was found by security firm Checkmarx and is still ongoing, preys on users who take part in the 'Invisible Challenge' on the video-sharing platform owned by China's ByteDance. 

If you get a WhatsApp message from a number you don't know in the coming weeks it could be a scam. A hacker has claimed to have stolen 487 million WhatsApp account phone numbers and is now offering to sell them to the highest bidder. And it appears this may not be some idle threat with the crook sharing a select few numbers with the team at Cybernews - who have since confirmed they are real accounts.

Kristi Noem, the governor of South Dakota, has signed an executive order prohibiting government employees, agencies and contractors from downloading and using TikTok on state-owned devices. In her office's announcement, Noem said she issued the order due to growing security concerns that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been using the social media app to gather information from American users and leveraging it to manipulate them.