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  • News Site to Investigate Big Tech, Helped by Craigslist Founder

    09/24/2018 11:40:28 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 6 replies
    www.wral.com ^ | 09/23/2018 | By Nellie Bowles
    When investigative journalist Julia Angwin worked for ProPublica, the nonprofit news organization became known as “big tech’s scariest watchdog.” By partnering with programmers and data scientists, Angwin pioneered the work of studying big tech’s algorithms — the secret codes that have an enormous effect on everyday American life. Her findings shed light on how companies like Facebook were creating tools that could be used to promote racial bias, fraudulent schemes and extremist content. Now, with a $20 million gift from Craigslist founder Craig Newmark, she and her partner at ProPublica, data journalist Jeff Larson, are starting The Markup, a news...
  • Linux developers threaten to pull “kill switch”

    09/23/2018 2:55:41 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 62 replies
    Lulz.com ^ | 09/21/2018
    Most of the internet could be affected as some Linux devs threaten to rescind code in response to CoC controversy.
  • Letter from James Woods (#FreeJamesWoods)

    09/23/2018 9:51:37 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 52 replies
    Sara Miller on Twitter (Girlfriend of James Woods) ^ | 23 Sep 18 | Attributed to James Woods
    For those asking, Jimmy sent out this email to his friends today. He hasn’t made any press statements, this expresses his feelings on the matter. #FreeJamesWoods @RealJamesWoods
  • We Don’t Need Tyrannical Big Tech…Here Are Some Alternatives

    09/22/2018 5:42:00 AM PDT · by vannrox · 17 replies
    Tsarism ^ | 21SEP18 | editorial staff
    Each day brings new revelations about big-tech and their tyrannical actions and monopolistic practices. It’s time those in the crosshairs of this illegal behavior look for alternatives. At the end of the day, the truth is, you don’t need to send your money, advertising eyeballs, or support to these corrupt, anti-American companies. Here are some alternatives.Google Search – Google tracks everything you do. There is no reason to give this power to someone else. Your privacy matters. Delete Chrome and change your browser to Mozilla Firefox. Change the default search engine on your device to Duck Duck Go. They don’t...
  • Google staffers wanted to manipulate search results to combat Trump's travel ban, emails show

    09/21/2018 8:56:06 AM PDT · by ETL · 11 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Sept 21, 2018 | Brian Flood | Fox News
    Google is in the spotlight after internal emails show conversations between employees highlighting a desire to manipulate search results on the heels of President Trump’s controversial travel ban in order to mute conservative viewpoints and push ways to combat the ban. Like many Silicon Valley titans, Google has drawn the ire of conservatives who feel right-leaning views are condemned from within. But internal company emails made public by Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Thursday appear to show employees wanted to curate Google's algorithm to boost left-leaning political views on immigration.   The emails were written on Jan. 29, 2017...
  • Ohio State academic misconduct cases on the rise

    09/21/2018 7:21:23 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 7 replies
    The Lantern ^ | September 19, 2018 | Zach Varda
    The temptation to cheat is as old as the idea of administering exams and writing essays. As technology continues to evolve, cheating has become easier through the use of group chat apps like GroupMe and websites like Course Hero that let students share course materials. As a result, more Ohio State students are giving in to the temptation. A Lantern review of annual reports and statistics compiled by Ohio State’s Committee on Academic Misconduct reveals a large spike in the number of reported cases of cheating over the past four school years.
  • Donald Trump to be DEPRIVED of 2016 presidential campaign's SECRET weapon in 2020

    09/20/2018 7:36:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Express ^ | September 21, 2018 | Martina Bet
    DONALD TRUMP will be left without his secret campaign weapon in the 2020 presidential election, as Facebook has announced it will not offer the same support to US President as it did in 2016. The tech-giant declared its change in policy claiming that it will focus on providing support and information to all politicians and campaigns on its website politics.fb.com rather than visiting campaign headquarters. The company’s decision comes after more than a year of controversy over its role in the Trump campaign, with many alleging Facebook gave the American firebrand preferential treatment. In an interview with CBS News' 60...
  • The European Union Would Love to Control Your Internet Use

    09/16/2018 9:14:53 AM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 4 replies
    americanthinker ^ | 09/16/2018 | Janet Levy
    Imagine an internet in which users can't freely blog, parody, share material, or remix content – an online experience in which linking, code-sharing, and the unfettered use of art and images would be nearly impossible due to legal limitations. Unfortunately, this scenario – a restrictive internet culture – may soon be a reality in the European Union with the recent passage of the European Unions Copyright Directive.
  • Facebook accused of censorship by liberal site after Weekly Standard fact checks article

    09/14/2018 12:11:29 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 12 replies
    fox news ^ | 09/13/2018 | Brooke Crothers
    A liberal news site is seeing red after a Facebook fact checker tagged a story as false. A writer at liberal news site ThinkProgress is outraged that Facebook has labeled an article he wrote about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as “false” based on a fact check by The Weekly Standard.
  • The best secure browsers 2018

    09/14/2018 4:11:50 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 24 replies
    Techworld ^ | 8/28/2018 | Techworld Staff
    While browsers such as Tor might be associated with dark web criminal activity and hackers, there are a growing number of reasons for the average person to think about using a secure browser. In light of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the average consumer has become more conscious of their privacy and the ways in which their data is being used. A secure browser is one way to avoid your data being collected by companies such as Google and Facebook. Another concern driving people to secure browsers is avoiding hacks. Although the nastiest campaigns are aimed at large businesses, the average...
  • Horrific Google Video Shows VIPs Planning to Thwart Trump’s Agenda

    09/13/2018 5:27:45 PM PDT · by bitt · 27 replies
    independentsentinel.com ^ | 9/12/2018 | S. Noble
    It started with a leaked Google memo, then a Google denial, and now a horrific video demonstrating the arrogance and abuse of power by the Google upper echelon. THE MEMO A shocking memo obtained from a Google insider by Tucker Carlson appears to show they influenced the 2016 election. They steered Hispanic voters to Hillary Clinton. While everyone is told to worry about Russia interference, the world’s most powerful company is attempting to steal our election. It is very disturbing. They can steal the election and no one would know it. GOOGLE DENIED IT Google denied it but they took...
  • BREAKING: Reddit Shuts Down Second-Largest Pro-Trump Subreddit (LIB TROLLS IDENTIFIED AS CAUSE)

    09/13/2018 8:41:45 AM PDT · by bitt · 82 replies
    bigleaguepolitics.com ^ | 9/12/2018 | PATRICK HOWLEY
    ...."Top Reddit moderators have provided Big League Politics with information showing that left-wing operatives including an employee of CBS have been involved in posing as Trump supporters to post offensive anonymous content on Reddit in order to get pro-Trump subreddits flagged. BLP will be rolling out that information today as this censorship purge goes into high gear. ...More than 30 covert left-wing actors have been identified coordinating with Phillips, including activists linked to Media Matters and the ACLU."
  • Facebook Bans Leader of #WalkAway Movement As His "March On Washington" Organizing Begins

    09/12/2018 12:08:40 PM PDT · by kiryandil · 105 replies
    Brandon Straka Twitter account ^ | September 12, 2018 | Brandon Straka, WalkAway Movement leader
  • EU smacks internet in the face with link tax and upload filter laws

    09/12/2018 5:10:05 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 71 replies
    ZD-NET ^ | September 12, 2018 | By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
    On Sept. 12, European Parliament voted for the Copyright Directive. This updating of online copyright tries to make certain media companies and publishers are paid for their work when shared on Facebook or YouTube and aggregated by such sites as Google News. Articles 11 and 13 of this law has been harshly criticized both by internet experts and companies. Article 11 grants publications copyright over any online content sharing. In practice, this means sites could charge services like Hacker News and Reddit for aggregating their stories. This is being called a link tax. Article 13 requires content sharing sites to...
  • As social opposition mounts, Silicon Valley and Washington step up internet censorship

    09/05/2018 8:58:39 PM PDT · by TexasKamaAina · 4 replies
    World Socialist Web Site ^ | 09/05/2018 | Andre Damon
    As executives from Facebook and Twitter prepare to testify Wednesday on Capitol Hill, the social media monopolies are scrambling to demonstrate how far they have gone to implement censorship measures demanded by the intelligence agencies and dominant sections of the political establishment.
  • Justice to convene meeting on whether social media companies are stifling free speech

    09/05/2018 11:31:40 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 41 replies
    Hill ^ | 9-5-2018 | Morgan Chalfant and Harper Neidig
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions has scheduled a meeting with state attorneys general in September to discuss a “growing concern” that tech companies may be “intentionally stifling” the free flow of ideas on their platforms. In a statement issued right after executives from Facebook and Twitter finished testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee, the Department of Justice also suggested that the platforms were running afoul of antitrust laws. “The Attorney General has convened a meeting with a number of state attorneys general this month to discuss a growing concern that these companies may be hurting competition and intentionally stifling the free...
  • Google, Twitter, Facebook, Apple slapped with class-action lawsuit over conservative censorship

    09/05/2018 5:27:13 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 70 replies
    Fox Business ^ | September 04, 2018 | Julia Limitone
    Social Media and search giants are being hit with a class-action lawsuit from a pro-Trump group who claims that they conspired against Conservatives. Freedom Watch, which promotes right to privacy among other causes, claims that Facebook, Google, Twitter and Apple violated antitrust laws. “Our YouTube account on Google never gets above 49 thousand,” said Larry Klayman, the group’s founder, during an interview on FOX Business’ “Varney & Co.” on Tuesday. “It goes up, it goes down. That’s been going on for about six months,” he claimed while adding that other conservative groups and interests are also experiencing the same issues....
  • Facebook prevents us from advertising Fox News stories about our research on shootings

    09/03/2018 6:24:38 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 21 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | September 3, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Our attempts this week to put up ads on Facebook produced some disturbing results. Facebook treated a news link from Fox News and a link to our website very differently, even though both contained the same information. We have previously been prevented many times from linking to our Fox News opinion pieces, but we hadn’t thought about the issue of systematic bias against Fox News until the events of this week.
  • Net Neutrality Advocates Unintentionally ‘Made the Case’ for Regulating Google, Facebook

    09/02/2018 7:43:16 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug 31, 2018 | Sean Moran
    Investor’s Business Daily charged in an editorial on Thursday that net neutrality advocates unintentionally “made the case” for regulating Google and Facebook. This week a coalition of large tech giants, including Google, Facebook, and Twitter, urged a U.S. appeals court to challenge the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) repeal of the agency’s 2015 net neutrality rule. The editorial board found regarding the agency’s Obama-era net neutrality, “Those 2015 rules were supposed to protect the ‘free and open’ internet by forbidding ISPs from, as the filing puts it, ‘engaging in discriminatory practices that limit consumer choice, competition, and innovation online.'” The business...
  • Chelsea Clinton, Facebook team up on censorship plan

    08/31/2018 6:24:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 81 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 8/31/2018 | Unknown
    Chelsea Clinton and Facebook have teamed up to censor any discussion of counseling or therapy options for people who want to overcome their same-sex attractions. The issue has been in the news of late with what critics call California’s “must stay gay” bill, which would censor public discussions and publications promoting such counseling. The Facebook controversy arose because the social-media platform allowed ads for counseling to overcome unwanted same-sex attraction. Following user complaints, Clinton stormed into the discussion on Twitter: “Child abuse. ‘Conversion therapy’ is child abuse. There are not two sides to this question and these ads – and...