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  • Russia's plan to disconnect from Internet raises Great Firewall fears

    02/12/2019 2:30:18 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb 12, 2019 | Christopher Carbone
    Russia is going to temporarily unplug from the internet as part of what the country is calling a planned experiment. According to a report from Russian news site RBC, the planned disconnection is intended to examine whether the country run by Vladimir Putin is prepared for a draft law that mandates a "sovereign" internet. ZDNet reports that a draft of the law required that Russian internet service providers must ensure the independence of the Russian internet space (Runet) in the case of foreign aggression to disconnect the country from the rest of the internet. The legislation's goal is to prevent...
  • Mother, 38, is arrested and locked in a cell for seven HOURS after calling a transgender (t)

    02/10/2019 4:28:28 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 93 replies
    Full title: Mother, 38, is arrested in front of her children and locked in a cell for seven HOURS after calling a transgender woman a man on Twitter A mother was arrested in front of her children and locked up for seven hours after referring to a transgender woman as a man online. Three officers detained Kate Scottow at her home before quizzing her at a police station about an argument with an activist on Twitter over so-called 'deadnaming'. The 38-year-old, from Hitchin, Hertfordshire, had her photograph, DNA and fingerprints taken and remains under investigation. More than two months after...
  • Internet Security Program

    02/09/2019 9:10:48 PM PST · by ducttape45 · 55 replies
    I have just reprogrammed a laptop for a friend. When I did, of course Windows 10 was reinstalled on it, and of course Windows Defender was also reinstalled as well. With all the news coming out lately about Windows Defender interfering with Windows Updates, and of course most of us know just how reliable (I'm trying really hard not to throw up on my keyboard right now) Windows Defender is, I'm trying to find a newer, better, SIMPLER Internet Security program. I've used AVG myself for many years but it's getting to the point where I hate to use it...
  • New Gun Bill Would Require Buyers To Reveal Social Media History (Uh, okay. NOT!)

    02/07/2019 10:17:43 AM PST · by rktman · 42 replies ^ | 2/6/2019 | Derrick Blakley
    Before Nicholas Cruz killed 17 people at Florida’s Parkland High School last year he posted images of guns, bullets and a dead frog on Instagram. And before former Marine Ian David Long gunned down 12 last year at a California bar he posted on Facebook, “I hope people call me insane.” “This is something my community is demanding action on,” said Rep. Daniel Didech (D-Buffalo Grove). That’s why Didech is proposing gun buyers reveal their public social media accounts to Illinois police before they’re approved for a firearm license. “A lot of people who are having mental health issues will...
  • What’s Driving Rapid-Onset Gender Dysphoria

    02/04/2019 8:23:19 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 54 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 4, 2019 | Tony Perkins
    Parents used to worry about “peer pressure” encouraging their kids to experiment with alcohol or drugs, or to have sex. Now, they have to worry that it may encourage their kids (especially daughters) to change sex altogether. If you are a parent of a child or teenager, you owe it to yourself to read World magazine’s latest cover story, which addresses the relatively new but expanding phenomenon of “rapid-onset gender dysphoria,” abbreviated “ROGD.” Advocates for the LGBT movement have long argued that you can diagnose “gender dysphoria” in children who are “consistent, insistent, and persistent” in expressing a discomfort with...
  • A Digital Iron Curtain Descends Over the Internet

    02/01/2019 4:24:32 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 8 replies
    Front Page ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    A Digital Iron Curtain Descends Over the Internet Why free speech on the web - as we once knew it - will be over within a decade. February 1, 2019 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. A generation of economic pressure failed to regulate the internet. Outraged movie studios and record companies managed to cripple some file sharing pioneers, but broke their teeth on Google’s YouTube. Dot coms like Amazon, Google, Cragislist, eBay and Netflix casually wiped out entire...
  • Microsoft decides Internet Explorer 10 has had its fun: Termination set for January 2020

    01/29/2019 1:03:45 PM PST · by dayglored · 41 replies
    The Register ^ | Jan 29, 2019 | Richard Speed
    Windows Server 2012 admins should crank it up to 11 Microsoft has warned that it isn't only Windows 7 for the chop in 2020. Unloved Internet Explorer 10 will be joining it. Finally.Internet Explorer 10 first appeared back in 2012 and in 2016 Microsoft made a concerted effort to kill the thing by focusing its support efforts on Internet Explorer 11. Anything not Edge-related or without "11" after it would no longer be supported.However, not every operating system was capable of actually running Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft infamously restricted its Edge browser to Windows 10 (and later iOS and...
  • Bismarck 2 [Live North Dakota Web Cam Current Wind Chill -29]

    01/29/2019 1:04:08 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 83 replies
    KFYR-TV ^ | 1/29/19
    [One of five web cams on the site]
  • Conservatives Falsely Told They Are “Banned” From Their Favorite Websites

    01/28/2019 10:53:48 AM PST · by Mozilla · 17 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 1-28-19 | Dean Garrison
    After the 4th report of this in the last 2-3 weeks, I thought I had better get the word out. I can personally verify that I have been receiving messages like the one you are about to read for roughly 2 years, but they seem to be coming more and more frequently now. Someone is ramping up the censorship and using a method you don’t often hear or read about. I received this message in my email on Sunday: hi dean, i go to dcclothesline everyday to check the news however this morning when i tried i got a message...
  • The Facts About Facebook

    01/28/2019 1:32:21 AM PST · by Political Junkie Too · 17 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 24, 2019 | Mark Zuckerberg
    Facebook turns 15 next month. When I started Facebook, I wasn’t trying to build a global company. I realized you could find almost anything on the internet—music, books, information—except the thing that matters most: people. So I built a service people could use to connect and learn about each other. Over the years, billions have found this useful, and we’ve built more services that people around the world love and use every day. Recently I’ve heard many questions about our business model, so I want to explain the principles of how we operate. I believe everyone should have a voice...
  • Microsoft's Bing can no longer be accessed in China (4 hours ago now)

    01/23/2019 11:57:46 PM PST · by cba123 · 28 replies
    CNBC ^ | 4 hours ago | HuiLeng Tan
    Microsoft's search engine Bing could not be accessed in mainland China as of Thursday morning local time. That marks the apparent blocking of the last major non-Chinese search platform that had been operating there. According to a report from the FT, which cited two unnamed sources, that blockage came on the order of the government. "We've confirmed that Bing is currently inaccessible in China and are engaged to determine (our) next steps," a Microsoft spokesperson confirmed in an email to CNBC. (Please see full story at the link)
  • You’re Fired: Entertainment Writer Axed For Wishing Death Upon Covington Catholic High School

    01/23/2019 5:27:09 PM PST · by Kaslin · 53 replies ^ | January 23, 2019 | Matt Vespa
    .Well, death threats directed at the students of Covington Catholic High School was inevitable as soon as that clip went viral. You’ve all seen it. Student Nick Sandmann wearing his Make America Great Again hat standing next to Nathan Phillips, a Native American man, who was banging a drum at the Lincoln Memorial in what the liberal media called a racist hounding of a person of color. The same media said “build the wall” chants were spewed during the incident. All of this was false. Obscenities were hurled at the students from a group of Black Hebrew Israelites, an alleged...
  • DHS Orders Federal Agencies to Audit DNS Security for Their Domains

    01/23/2019 10:07:56 AM PST · by taxcontrol · 7 replies
    The Hacker News ^ | January 23, 2019 | Swati Khandelwal
    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has today issued an "emergency directive" to all federal agencies ordering IT staff to audit DNS records for their respective website domains, or other agency-managed domains, within next 10 business days. The emergency security alert came in the wake of a series of recent incidents involving DNS hijacking, which security researchers with "moderate confidence" believe originated from Iran. Domain Name System (DNS) is a key function of the Internet that works as an Internet's directory where your device looks up for the server IP addresses after you enter a human-readable web address (e.g.,...
  • “5 minutes of sheer terror”: Hackers infiltrate East Bay family’s Nest surveillance camera (tr)

    01/22/2019 5:06:32 PM PST · by RightGeek · 32 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 1/21/2019 | Matthia Gafni
    ORINDA — Laura Lyons was preparing food in her kitchen Sunday when the lazy afternoon took a turn for the absurd. A loud squawking — similar to the beginning of an emergency broadcast alert — blasted from the living room, the Orinda mother said, followed by a detailed warning of three North Korean intercontinental ballistic missiles headed to Los Angeles, Chicago and Ohio. “It warned that the United States had retaliated against Pyongyang and that people in the affected areas had three hours to evacuate,” Lyons said Monday. “It sounded completely legit, and it was loud and got our attention...
  • Twitter suspends account that helped ignite controversy over viral encounter

    01/21/2019 10:26:44 PM PST · by CaptainK · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | January 21, 2019 | Donie O'Sullivan,
    New York (CNN Business)Twitter suspended an account on Monday afternoon that helped spread a controversial encounter between a Native American elder and a group of high school students wearing Make America Great Again hats. The account claimed to belong to a California schoolteacher. Its profile photo was not of a schoolteacher, but of a blogger based in Brazil, CNN Business found. Twitter suspended the account soon after CNN Business asked about it. The account, with the username @2020fight, was set up in December 2016 and appeared to be the tweets of a woman named Talia living in California. "Teacher &...
  • Twitter suspends account that helped incident with Native American man go viral

    01/21/2019 9:37:38 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/21/19 | Justin Wise
    Twitter has suspended an account that helped a widely publicized encounter between Catholic high school school students and a Native American man go viral. CNN Business reported on Monday that Twitter took the step after receiving questions from the news network about the account. The account, @2020fight, posted a minute-long video of the interaction on Friday night with the caption, "this MAGA loser gleefully bothering a Native American protester at the Indigenous Peoples March." According to a cached version of the video seen by CNN, the post garnered at least 2.5 million views and at least 14,400 retweets. The network...
  • The EU Copyright Directive is about to make the internet worse for almost everyone

    01/21/2019 4:30:03 PM PST · by aimhigh · 28 replies
    Android Central ^ | 01/20/2019 | Alex Dobie
    The European Union's new Copyright Directive stands to dramatically change the way we consume news and other online content. Although originally intended to ensure creators and news organizations are fairly compensated for their work, the directive will more likely make quality news harder to find, throw financial and technical roadblocks in the way of smaller online publishers and creators, stifle free speech and negatively impact internet culture. Article 11 requires online news aggregators like Google, Facebook or Twitter to pay licensing fees to news organizations when showing snippets of their coverage, and forces news organizations to charge these fees. ....
  • FR Access

    01/21/2019 11:49:18 AM PST · by redcatcherb412 · 20 replies
    FR Access using Comcast ISP
  • Facebook employees were caught writing 5-star reviews for its Portal device on Amazon (tr)

    01/19/2019 8:17:48 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 20 replies
    Business Insider ^ | January 18, 2019 | Isobel Asher Hamilton
    Facebook employees have been caught leaving glowing reviews on Amazon for Facebook's new video-chat device. Facebook released the Portal, a video-chat and smart-speaker device, in October. It's the first hardware product built and sold under the Facebook brand. The new gadget has already faced some hardship, as Facebook acknowledged that it could collect data about its owners to help the company target ads at people.
  • Michael Cohen: rigging polls 'was at the direction of' Trump

    01/17/2019 9:48:17 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 113 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/17 | Reuters
    Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, said on Thursday he paid a firm to manipulate online polling data "at the direction of and for the sole benefit of" Trump. The Wall Street Journal reported that Cohen had paid the data firm RedFinch Solutions to manipulate two public opinion polls in favor of Trump before the 2016 presidential campaign. "As for the @WSJ article on poll rigging," Cohen wrote on Twitter on Thursday, "what I did was at the direction of and for the sole benefit of @realDonaldTrump @POTUS. I truly regret my blind loyalty to a man...