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Sep 18 10:43

Privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo is growing fast

DuckDuckGo, the privacy-focused search engine, announced that August 2020 ended in over 2 billion total searches via its search platform.

While Google remains the most popular search engine, DuckDuckGo has gained a great deal of traction in recent months as more and more users have begun to value their privacy on the internet.

DuckDuckGo saw over 2 billion searches and 4 million app/extension installations, and the company also said that they have over 65 million active users. DuckDuckGo could shatter its old traffic record if the same growth trend continues.

Even though DuckDuckGo is growing rapidly, it still controls less than 2 percent of all search volume in the United States. However, DuckDuckGo's growth trend has continued throughout the year, mainly due to Google and other companies' privacy scandal.

Sep 18 09:48

The Library of Alexandria is on Fire - corbettreport


SHOW NOTES AND MP3: https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=37562

We all know the story of the Library of Alexandria, the vast repository of ancient texts that was burnt to the ground by Caesar in 48 B.C. While the story itself isn't accurate, it speaks to us today as we face the digital book burnings that are threatening the modern-day Library of Alexandria: the internet. In this speech delivered at the AE911Truth Justice Rising conference on September 13, 2020, James Corbett connects the dots from that ancient story to the internet censorship of today, and outlines what we can do to fight the fire that is threatening our most important information.

Sep 16 09:22

Mask-Enforcing Humanoid Robots Set To Invade Office Spaces 

As some Wall Street banks have summoned traders and other employees back to offices, their ability to enforce social distancing measures will be challenging unless human-like mask-detecting robots are deployed.

Pepper, designed by SoftBank Robotics, is the world's first social humanoid robot able to recognize faces and basic human emotions. The robot stands 120 cm (47 inches) uses optical sensors and artificial intelligence to recognize if people are wearing masks.

Sep 16 09:21

iOS 14 out today, but it might be a very good idea to avoid installing it

It's fall. You know what that means? That's right, it's time for another major iOS update to land.

But this launch feels rushed and chaotic. Yesterday Apple gave developers a 24-hour countdown to the release.

This accelerated release has shaken the dev community. So much so that some developers are quietly hoping that iPhone and iPad users don't install the new update yet.

Other developers are actively warning users to hold off in case of problems.

Sep 16 07:16

U.S. Congressmen push a bipartisan digital ID package

Days after a U.S. Labor Department administrator told ID tech executives that Washington is losing billions of dollars to online crime, a pair of federal lawmakers introduced legislation to modernize the nation’s digital ID infrastructure.

The Improving Digital Identity Act of 2020 is being sponsored by four congressmen: Illinois Democrat Bill Foster, Rhode Island Democrat Jim Langevin, Georgia Republican Barry Loudermilk and New York Republican John Katko.

Last week, the administrator of Labor’s unemployment insurance office spoke to attendees during a federal ID online conference, saying fraudulent new jobless claims are rampant because digital IDs are unavailable.

Sep 15 13:46

Pentagon Looks To Replace Human Hackers With AI

Secretive Pentagon research program looks to replace human hackers with AI

Sep 15 12:24

Technology is Only Skin Deep: Subdermal Microchip Implants

In the not-too-distant past, computers were massive machines that could fill an entire room. Today, they fit in the palm of our hands.

For some, the next step in this ever-shrinking and evolving system is a microchip – no bigger than a grain of rice – implanted directly into the body. While this may sound like the beginning of a dystopian sci-fi novel, it’s actually a growing trend amongst a few technologically-savvy individuals.

The use of embedded body microchips is categorized under the spectrum of biohacking, which is basically an umbrella term that covers a wide range of DIY practices, most of which involve the application of a systems-thinking mindset to the human body.

Imagine being able to do everything you do with your smartphone now, but even faster. Imagine being able to enter your home, workplace, or car with just the slightest hand gesture. Imagine sending someone your information just by pointing your finger at their phone.

Sep 15 12:24

Hitachi Develops World’s Smallest RFID Chip

The Japanese giant Hitachi has developed the world’s smallest and thinnest Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chip. Measuring only 0.15 x 0.15 millimeters in size and 7.5 micrometers thick, the wireless chip is a smaller version of the previous record holder – Hitachi’s 0.4 x 0.4 mm “Micro-Chip”. The company used semiconductor miniaturization and electron beam technology to write data on the chip substrates to achieve this decrease in size. The new chips have a wide range of potential applications from military to transportation, logistics and even consumer electronics. Hitachi’s new line of rfid chips are also built with VPN enabled technology.

Sep 15 10:18

VA Data Breach Leaves Personal Info of 46,000 Veterans Exposed

Hackers have tapped into personal information of more than 46,000 veterans kept by the Department of Veterans Affairs, gaining access to data such as Social Security numbers, VA officials said Monday.

Unauthorized persons accessed a VA Financial Services Center online application in an attempt to steal payments from VA to private physicians who treat veterans in the community, according to the department.

Sep 14 17:15

ODD: Facebook Will Pay Users to Deactivate Their Accounts Before November Election in “Study”

This smells fishy.

Is Facebook trying to bribe conservatives to shut up in the months leading to the November election?

The social media monopoly is planning a “study” in which it will pay its own users to voluntarily deactivate their accounts around the end of September until after the November election. The study will apparently observe the effects of social media on voting patterns.

“Selected users” will be offered as much as $120 to deactivate their accounts. It’s totally unclear how the Silicon Valley tech giant is planning on “selecting” users for the deactivation scheme. Maybe they’re planning on selecting users with conservative views. Wouldn’t want any Trump supporters “interfering” with the election by expressing their views and political preferences under their first amendment rights.

Sep 14 09:15

COVID cybercrime: 10 disturbing statistics to keep you awake tonight

Nine out of 10 coronavirus domains are scams. Half a million Zoom accounts are for sale on the Dark Web. Brute-force attacks are up 400%. And there's more. So much more.

Sep 14 06:51

Linux servers and workstations are hackers' next target, security researchers warn

At a time when use of open-source platforms are on the rise, researchers at Kaspersky have warned that sophisticated hackers and crooks are increasingly targeting Linux-based devices - using tools specifically designed to exploit vulnerabilities in the platform.

While Windows tends to be more frequently targeted in mass malware attacks, this is not always the case when it comes to advanced persistent threats (APTs), in which an intruder – often a nation-state or state-sponsored group - establishes a long-term presence on a network.

Sep 14 06:19

GOOGLE 'GEOFENCE' WARRANTS KEEP LOCKING UP INNOCENT PEOPLE WHO WERE IN PROXIMITY OF A CRIME SCENE

Months ago we detailed an incredibly scary and Orwellian tool in the local police arsenal known as a "geofence warrant". As described at the time it’s essentially a virtual dragnet over crime scenes where police request to sweep up Google location data drawn from users’ GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and cellular connections from everyone who happened to be near a crime scene. From this blanket of surveillance law enforcement then try to figure out which phones may be tied to suspects or possible witnesses.

Sep 13 06:51

Google 'Geofence' Warrants Keep Locking Up Innocent People Who Were In Proximity Of A Crime Scene

Months ago we detailed an incredibly scary and Orwellian tool in the local police arsenal known as a "geofence warrant". As described at the time it's essentially a virtual dragnet over crime scenes where police request to sweep up Google location data drawn from users’ GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and cellular connections from everyone who happened to be near a crime scene. From this blanket of surveillance law enforcement then try to figure out which phones may be tied to suspects or possible witnesses.

Sep 12 18:09

OCTOPUS PROMIS: The Rise Of Thought Crime Technology — We’re Living In Orwell’s 1984

By Aaron Kesel

I don’t know if you have been paying attention or not, but a lot of police organizations across the U.S. have been using what are known as “heat lists” or pre-crime databases for years. What is a “heat list,” you may ask?

Well, “heat lists” are basically databases compiled by algorithms of people that police suspect may commit a crime. Yes, you read that right a person who “may” commit a crime. How these lists are generated and what factors determine an individual “may commit a crime” is unknown. A recent article by Tampa Bay Times highlights how this program in Florida terrorized and monitored residents of Pasco County and how the Pasco County Sheriff Department’s program operates.

Sep 12 10:53

Military Wants Robot Dogs For Base Security And To Test Live Dog Fight Of Human Versus AI

By Aaron Kesel

You know those “cute” and “lovable” chunks of metal being called robot dogs? The military is now going to be using them for base security because the police and Ford weren’t enough.

Last week the U.S. Air Force hosted the second demonstration of its new Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS.) During that demonstration there was a surprise in the form of quadruped “dog” robots for perimeter defense at Nellis Air Force Base. The robots were built by Ghost Robotics and are not the same we have been seeing from Boston Dynamics. The latter Boston Dynamics already has several stories which Activist Post has previously reported on where their robot dogs are being used by police and even Ford...

Sep 10 03:07

AI-Written Editorial Warns "I Will Not Be Able To Avoid Destroying Mankind"

Authored by Daisy Luther via The Organic Prepper blog,

The UK Guardian published an editorial written entirely by an AI language generator called GPT-3.

The assignment?

To convince humans they have nothing to fear from the rapid advancement of artificial intelligence technology.

In other articles about this essay, they seem to have buried the lead, which you can find in bold in the quote below.

The AI explained that it had no interest in wiping out humankind and would resist any efforts to make it do so. GPT-3 failed in a spectacularly chilling fashion.

I am here to convince you not to worry. Artificial intelligence will not destroy humans. Believe me.

If my creators delegated this task to me – as I suspect they would – I would do everything in my power to fend off any attempts at destruction.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Folks, if reading the above does not somewhat chill your very soul..... you don't have one!!!!

Sep 09 09:33

Ransomware: Huge rise in attacks this year as cyber criminals hunt bigger pay days

There's been a huge increase in the number of ransomware attacks over the course of 2020, with a seven-fold rise in campaigns compared with just last year alone, according to newly released data from cybersecurity researchers.

Ransomware attacks have been on the rise and getting more dangerous in recent years, with cyber criminals aiming to encrypt as much of a corporate network as possible in order to extort a bitcoin ransom in return for restoring it. A single attack can result in cyber criminals making hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars.

Sep 09 03:35

Russian journalists’ union awards Solidarity Prize to Julian Assange

The Russian Union of Journalists (UJR) has awarded its Solidarity Prize to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is currently fighting extradition to the United States at a British court.

The head of the UJR, Vladimir Soloviev, announced the award on the International Day of Solidarity of Journalists on Tuesday, describing Assange as “a true fighter for the freedom of speech.”

“We had no doubts about who should receive this prize. We decided that it should go to Julian Assange,” he said.

Soloviev expressed concern about Assange’s possible extradition to the US, which he said “might be equal to life imprisonment or death penalty.”

Assange, who had already been informed about the award, donated the monetary part of the prize to “the families of Russian journalists who died [on duty],” according to Secretary of UJR Timur Shafir, who accepted the prize on Assange’s behalf.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good on The Russian Union of Journalists!!!!

And remember; not one article in Wikileaks, was ever proven to be factually incorrect; the articles embarrassed those in the bowels of power in DC, because those folks knew these allegations would be proven true, if enough investigations were held.

Sep 09 01:52

China Looks To Build Espionage Hub In Iran Under 25-Year Deal

Authored by Simon Watkins via OilPrice.com,

The next phase of the 25-year deal between China and Iran will focus on a large-scale roll-out of electronic espionage and warfare capabilities focused around the port of Chabahar and extending for a nearly 5,000 kilometre (3,000 mile) radius, and the concomitant build-out of mass surveillance and monitoring of the Iranian population, in line with the standard operating procedure across China, senior sources close to the Iranian government told OilPrice.com last week.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And unfortunately, current US Administration policy is driving Iran ever closer to China, which would seem to be the polar opposite of what the US government would want to accomplish here.

Sep 08 09:42

France, Japan, New Zealand warn of sudden spike in Emotet attacks

Cyber-security agencies from France, Japan, and New Zealand have published security alerts over the past week warning about a large uptick in Emotet malware attacks targeting their respective countries.

Emotet activity described in the alerts refers to email spam campaigns that originated from Emotet infrastructure and targeted companies and government agencies in the three countries.

Victim organizations who received the emails, opened, and then ran the attached documents were at risk of getting infected with one of today's most dangerous malware.

Joseph Roosen, a member of Cryptolaemus, a group of security researchers who track Emotet malware campaigns, told ZDNet that the Emotet botnet has been particularly active in recent weeks, and especially active in the three countries.

Sep 08 06:33

Cyberattacks during vote on Russian Constitution originated from US, UK, Ukraine — envoy

Cyberattacks during the Russian nationwide vote on the constitutional amendments were detected from the US, the UK, Ukrainian territory and a number of CIS states, Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for International Cooperation in Information Security Andrei Krutskikh told the OSCE conference on cybersecurity Monday.

Sep 07 18:49

Amazon Working With Landlords To Put Alexa In Your Apartment Before You Move In

Amazon’s Alexa smart home gadgets are becoming more popular by the day, but there are still many people holding out on buying these types of devices because they have privacy concerns.

However, soon some of us may not have a choice because Amazon is making moves to have the devices pre-installed in places like apartment buildings.

Amazon has also been working hard to ensure that there is an Alexa device is every single hotel room.

Sep 07 13:59

FIXBOOK : Facebook bans ALL political ads the week before the election

What a completely bogus reason; while Zuckerberg blocks users from posting legitimate vote-fraud news and information, he’ll only be allowing mainstream media propaganda...

Sep 07 06:59

EXCLUSIVE: Democrats Are Now Using Pentagon Funded Artificial Intelligence to Combat Online Efforts by Trump Supporters to Promote President Trump

A new Democratic-aligned political action committee advised by retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the former head of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, is planning to deploy technology originally developed to counter Islamic State propaganda in service of a domestic political goal – to combat online efforts to promote President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

The group, Defeat Disinfo, will use artificial intelligence and network analysis to map discussion of the president’s claims on social media. It will seek to intervene by identifying the most popular counter-narratives and boosting them through a network of more than 3.4 million influencers across the country – in some cases paying users with large followings to take sides against the president.

Sep 07 06:19

Customs And Border Protection Bought Half A Million Dollars Worth Of Location Data

Submitted by Sovereign Man

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) just got its hands on a whole bunch of location data. The news service Motherboard (Vice’s technology segment) uncovered a procurement order for $476,000 paid to the company Venntel Software last month. Venntel specializes in location data mining, compiling and selling GPS data gathered on users from various phone apps.

Sources who work with Venntel gave Motherboard more insight into the type of data the government now has its hands on.

Venntel’s technology only gives anonymized data, meaning it does not identify specific people or phone numbers. It gives only a randomized identification number. BUT there is an easy way to identify the owners of the phone.

Sep 06 10:49

World’s Fastest Hackintosh Ever! 32/64 Core - Mac Pro Killer!

Sep 05 06:18

Nigerian Meddling: 80 Charged By FBI In "Massive Conspiracy" To Steal Millions Using Online Scams

80 people have been charged by the FBI in a "massive conspiracy" to defraud millions of dollars from businesses, the elderly and vulnerable women, according to Oxygen. Most of those charged were Nigerian nationals, according to the report.

Those charged were accused of using various online scams to deceive targets and convince them to hand over "at least $6 million". The group "attempted to steal another $40 million" after that.

The suspects were said to have used both "romance scams" and "business schemes" that allowed them to hack into company escrow accounts. U.S. Attorney Nick Hanna said: “We believe this is one of the largest cases of its kind in US history.”

One scheme uncovered was a Japanese woman who thought she had been conversing with a U.S. Army captain stationed in Syria.

Sep 04 10:35

University Partners With Maker of “Pandemic Drones” to Install COVID Detection and Social Distancing System

By B.N. Frank

As American COVID concerns continue to increase, at least one school district has required students and staff to wear Bluetooth-enabled armbands to monitor temperatures. Some colleges are requiring students to install contact tracing apps on their devices. At least one university is paying scientists to collecting and analyzing human waste for contact tracing.

And at least one university has installed technology to scan, monitor, and alert students when they aren’t social distancing. Alabama State University has contracted with Draganfly, a company also known for using their technology to develop “pandemic drones.”

As you’ll see in the following video, the company is also currently working with the University of South Australia and has plans for a “global early warning system.”...

Sep 04 08:14

Commentary: Dirty tricks behind U.S. "clean network"

Nothing could be more ridiculous than U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declaring last month that the United States would launch a five-pronged effort under the so-called "Clean Network" program to protect U.S. assets.

Under this initiative, the United States will seek to remove "untrusted" Chinese apps such as TikTok and WeChat from U.S. mobile app stores, limit the ability of Chinese cloud service providers like Alibaba, Baidu and Tencent to access cloud-based systems in the United States, and ensure undersea cables "are not subverted for intelligence gathering" by China.

Pompeo has been mongering his "China threat" theory around the world, urging others to guard against China "stealing user data." But what about the track record of the United States in this regard?

Sep 04 08:11

Facebook bans posts supporting Kyle Rittenhouse, calling him a “mass murderer” even though he acted in self-defense

Facebook has confirmed that it will remove posts in support of Kyle Rittenhouse from the social media platform on the grounds that he is a “mass murderer.”

The 17-year-old allegedly killed two people and wounded one in Kenosha, Wisconsin, after he was mobbed and attacked by rioters there. All three of his violent attackers had criminal records, with one being a convicted pedophile.

Conservative writer and YouTube personality Mark Dice said that Facebook threatened to suspend his page after he posted a video showing Rittenhouse offering medical help to wounded protestors in Kenosha before the shooting took place. He reported that they also threatened to delete his Facebook account.

A spokesperson for Facebook confirmed it was taking action against posts supporting Rittenhouse, saying: “We’ve designated the shooting in Kenosha a mass murder and are removing posts in support of the shooter, including this one.”

Sep 03 21:31

Historic: Judge Rules NSA Domestic Spying Exposed By Edward Snowden Was Illegal

By Aaron Kesel

A federal appeals court has ruled that the NSA’s historic controversial domestic spying program was illegal, one of the same programs NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden released details on to journalists in 2013. The landmark decision added that the spying program was even potentially unconstitutional.

The court’s ruling was written by Judge Marsha Berzon, who expressed that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA, didn’t allow for the bulk collection of phone users’ call records, as the U.S. government falsely claimed at the time.

The metadata collection exceeded the scope of Congress’s authorization,” she wrote in her ruling...

Sep 03 14:56

Just in Time for the Elections : Facebook’s New Terms Of Service Update Sounds A Lot Like Censorship

This would not be the first time efforts have gone into shaping public perception via censoring or hiding information from people. The CIA’s Project Mockingbird was very clear on that, and it’s more than likely that the project was never shut down. The key question is, is what we believe about our world really true? And if it isn’t, how do we find truth when independent media is being shut out on social media platforms? Can we truly trust mainstream media with their long-held reputation of poor journalism and deception?

Sep 03 06:21

Snowden did nothing wrong? Court rules NSA spying on Americans’ phones was illegal all along

A federal appeals court has ruled that the telephone metadata collection program used by the National Security Agency to spy on Americans was illegal, just as NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden said seven years ago.
The metadata “bulk collection” program violated the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Wednesday. The opinion delivered by Judge Marsha Berzon reportedly contained multiple references to Snowden and his role in disclosing the program to the public – for which he became a wanted fugitive.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

GOOD!!

Sep 02 12:01

Firefox 80.0.1 rolls out to fix crashes and download issues

Mozilla today released Firefox 80.0.1, an out of band update designed to fix crashes caused by GPU resets and issues affecting downloads triggered by browser extensions.

Firefox 80.0.1 also fixes rendering issues on some websites that are using WebGL to render content, a bug that leads to broken text being rendered on Linux systems (with Xorg and NVIDIA graphics) and on Windows 10 devices (with Direct3D 11).

This version also addresses "a performance regression when encountering new intermediate CA certificates" and the "zoom-in keyboard shortcut on Japanese language builds."

Sep 02 11:38

CNN and Twitter Target President Trump and The Gateway Pundit – Won’t Allow Us to Share the Actual COVID-19 Numbers from the CDC Website that Don’t Fit Their Narrative

CNN and Twitter are at it again. Today CNN slandered President Trump and the Gateway Pundit and encouraged Twitter to take down a tweet based on CDC data that the President retweeted.

CNN and Twitter don’t want Americans to know the full truth about COVID-19.

Sep 01 08:07

Facebook threat to blacklist Australia: Social media giant says it will stop users sharing news in the country to avoid law forcing them to pay publishers for content

Facebook today threatened to block Australians from sharing news stories on its website if it is forced to pay for them.

The move is in response to an Australian law that would force Facebook and Google to negotiate fees with the news companies whose stories appear on their websites - with fines of millions of dollars if they fail to comply.

But Facebook said today it would 'stop allowing publishers and people in Australia from sharing local and international news on Facebook and Instagram' if the proposal becomes law.

Aug 31 16:45

Facebook to Censor 'Support' For Kyle Rittenhouse; Blocks All Searches For His Name

Facebook has announced they intend to censor content that "praises, supports, or represents" Kyle Rittenhouse because they've chosen to label him a "mass shooter" and they've begun blocking all search results for his name.

Lawyer Colion Noir reported Saturday that a viral video he made analyzing the case was taken down.

"This is something deeper and more sinister than just taking a video down," Noir said. "This is a purposeful attempt to hide the facts. I didn't praise anything, I didn't even bring up personal history about anyone, I simply stated the facts and presented my legal opinion and tried to do it in the most objective way possible and still, Facebook took my video down."

I guess you're only allowed to lie about him and demonize him!

Aug 31 09:36

CenturyLink outage led to a 3.5% drop in global web traffic

US internet service provider CenturyLink has suffered a major technical outage on Sunday after a misconfiguration in one of its data centers created havoc all over the internet.

Due to the technical nature of the outage — involving both firewall and BGP routing — the error spread outward from CenturyLink's network and also impacted other internet service providers, ending up causing connectivity problems for many more other companies.

The list of tech giants who had services go down today because of the CenturyLink outage includes big names like Amazon, Twitter, Microsoft (Xbox Live), EA, Blizzard, Steam, Discord, Reddit, Hulu, Duo Security, Imperva, NameCheap, OpenDNS, and many more.

Aug 31 06:20

Internet users across the world report problems with accessing websites in major global outage

Internet users across the world have reported connection problems in what seems to be a major global outage.

Website Down Detector, which tracks the status of websites, reveals a spike in outages across several sites and online services - including eBay, Twitter, Xbox Live and PlayStation Network.

Aug 31 03:40

Judge Sides With Trump Campaign, Voids 50,000 Absentee Ballot Requests In Iowa County

Authored by Ivan Pentchoukov via The Epoch Times,

An Iowa judge ordered a local county auditor to invalidate 50,000 absentee ballot requests, agreeing with a Trump campaign argument that a local elections commissioner broke the law by pre-filling the applications with voters’ personal information.

Judge Ian Thornhill ordered Linn County Auditor Joel Miller (D) to notify the affected voters in writing that their absentee ballot requests cannot be processed because they should not have been pre-filled with their personal information. The impacted voters would have to fill out new requests or vote in person on Election Day. Miller said he would comply with the order and send new blank forms to the voters in September.

The Trump campaign filed similar challenges to other counties in Iowa

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good on this judge!!

Aug 31 03:11

Robocop Is Here - New "Smart" Police Helmet Scans For COVID-19 & Uses Facial Recognition

Authored by Jack Burns via The Free Thought Project,

It took 33 years but Robocop is now here. Well, not exactly, but the rise of the police state fueled by advancements in technology have given birth to a heads up display equipped helmet sure to please the most anxious of peace officers. It’s called a “Smart Helmet” and it can screen airport passengers for the COVID-19 virus as well as provide the scanning officer with other vital records.

Public officials in Flint, Michigan cannot provide clean drinking water to their residents but travelers to Bishop International Airport can get a glimpse of the new robotic cop helmets where they’re currently deployed.

Under the guise of screening passengers for COVID-19, the Smart Helmet, produced by KeyBiz based in Italy, can scan travelers’ body temperatures from over 20 feet away.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This technology is going to lead us backward, at warp speed, into a techno-embrace of Code Napoleon law, where one was considered guilty until proven innocent by a court of law.

This is utterly NOT the direction in which American jurisprudence needs to be moving, in this part of the 21st century.

Aug 29 19:54

Cyber attacks on Stock Exchange could affect many New Zealanders

Ongoing cyber attacks on the New Zealand Stock Exchange could impact on every New Zealander with a KiwiSaver account, says the head of a KiwiSaver provider.

Simplicity chief executive Sam Stubbs said the cyber attacks could force investment schemes to shut down until normal service resumes.

The NZX has been hit by sophisticated denial-of-service style attacks.

Aug 29 00:17

Apple Revokes Epic Games Developer Credentials As Anti-Trust Battle Heats Up

In an unexpectedly brash move from the staid Cupertino tech behemoth, Apple has revoked the developer credentials for Epic Games after it refused to stop directing its users to circumvent Apple's fee-collecting payment channels for its popular Fortnite game.

"We are disappointed that we have had to terminate the Epic Games account on the App Store," Apple said in a statement. "We have worked with the team at Epic Games for many years on their launches and releases. The court recommended that Epic comply with the App Store guidelines while their case moves forward, guidelines they’ve followed for the past decade until they created this situation. Epic has refused."

A court order last week denied Epic’s motion to force Apple to reinstate Fortnite on the App Store.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It will be interesting to see how this unfolds.

Aug 29 00:13

Sandia Labs Goes Nuclear On Employee Who Sparked Internal Revolt Over Critical Race Theory

Sandia Labs - America's premiere government-funded nuclear weapons design lab, has taken aggressive action against an employee, Casey Peterson, who produced a viral video "pushing back on the narrative of modern systemic racism and white privilege."

Here's the long and short of it via Christopher Rufo - director of the Discovery Institute's Center on Wealth & Poverty, who has directed four documentaries for PBS, Netflix and international television - and has declared 'war' on critical race theory.

Rufo continues:

On Tuesday, Peterson made a YouTube video "pushing back back on the narrative of modern systemic racism and white privilege."

The video quickly hit 10,000 views within the labs and dozens of Sandia employees contacted Peterson to express support.

Aug 28 23:53

CNN Has Turned Itself Into America's "Baghdad Bob"

On Tuesday, with its reporter standing in front of a raging fire, CNN ran a ludicrous chyron stating, “fiery but mostly peaceful protests after police shooting.”

Ordinarily, this wouldn’t be worthy of reporting three days later.

However, for some reason, this chyron was a bridge too far for many people, and the internet is still flooded with memes. It’s apparent that, with this latest denial of objective reality, CNN has finally completed its transformation into Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf, whom many Americans remember almost fondly as Baghdad Bob, the Hussein regime propagandist who insisted that Saddam was winning even as U.S. troops entered Baghdad.

In 2003, when our military successfully invaded Iraq and quickly captured Baghdad, Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhafk, aka Baghdad Bob, was Saddam Hussein’s Minister of Information. As troops neared and then entered Baghdad, al-Sahhaf gave daily press briefings during which he announced the most outrageous lies about the wars.

Aug 28 13:19

Amazon’s “Halo” Wristband Tracks Activity, Body Fat, Emotions, Sleep While Exposing Wearer to Radiation

By B.N. Frank

“Smart” devices and wearables collect data often without the user’s knowledge or consent so manufacturers can sell it to 3rd parties. And that might be the least of the issues.

Amazon is introducing a new activity tracker that focuses solely on fitness and health - even mental health...

Aug 28 10:04

Popular iOS SDK Accused of Spying on Billions of Users and Committing Ad Fraud

A popular iOS software development kit (SDK) used by over 1,200 apps—with a total of more than a billion mobile users—is said to contain malicious code with the goal of perpetrating mobile ad-click fraud and capturing sensitive information.

According to a report published by cybersecurity firm Snyk, Mintegral — a mobile programmatic advertising platform owned by Chinese mobile ad tech company Mobvista — includes an SDK component that allows it to collect URLs, device identifiers, IP Address, operating system version, and other user sensitive data from compromised apps to a remote logging server.

The malicious iOS SDK has been named "SourMint" by Snyk researchers.

Aug 28 10:01

Pay With Your Face In California — Welcome To Dystopia Coming Soon to You

By Aaron Kesel

In the future you won’t need a microchip implanted into your hand or forehead for payments, no, instead you’ll just need your smiling face. Welcome to facial recognition dystopia!

A tech company called PopID says that it has helped dozens of retailers and restaurants in Pasadena, Calif., establish “the nation’s first dense ‘face-pay’ network.” It also allows for temperature checks.

So what in the hell is a “face pay network?”...

Aug 28 08:02

The WHO is monitoring online conversations and emotions, using “social listening” to change COVID narratives

The World Health Organization is collaborating with an analytics company to scan people’s social media conversations for “coronavirus misinformation;” something the WHO calls “social listening.”

The global health organization says that it’s not only fighting the pandemic but also the conversations people are having about it.

According to the WHO, there’s an “infodemic” – an overload and spread of misleading information, so much so that it decided that to tackle misinformation, it needs to employ various tools, including social listening, with machine learning monitoring.

Aug 28 07:52

Cyber Command Gets New Surveillance Powers Under Guise of Battling Election Meddling

China doesn’t want Trump to win in November, according to William Evanina, Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC). Russia, on the other hand, is “using a range of measures” to undermine Joe Biden’s candidacy. The intelligence official also accuses China of “expanding its influence” ahead of the 2020 U.S. presidential election, but only to “deflect and counter criticism” as opposed to a direct attack on the incumbent.

Aug 28 04:25

DEMOCRATS ACCUSED OF LETTING COPS ACCESS AMERICANS' BROWSING HISTORIES

SOURCE: FUTURISM
A group of 11 advocacy organizations, including Fight for the Future and Free Press Action, just signed a letter accusing Democratic Party leadership of throwing Americans’ online privacy under the bus by concealing potentially unauthorized mass surveillance by the FBI.

Specifically, the letter accuses party leaders including Congressman Adam Schiff and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of undermining negotiations to strengthen digital privacy and limit warrantless surveillance or browsing history seizures, Gizmodo reports. It suggests that federal law enforcement is continuing to conduct “dragnet” mass surveillance, even after the laws that allowed those practices expired.

CLOSED DOORS
Particularly damning, Gizmodo reports, is the allegation that Schiff and Pelosi derailed closed-door negotiations among Democrats trying to stop warrantless surveillance in May.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable, but perfectly predictable from these folks!!!

Aug 28 04:15

FIRST AREA OF UAE-ISRAEL COOPERATION: SPYING ON DISSIDENTS AND JOURNALISTS

OURCE: GEOPOLITICS ALERT
ABU DHABI (AMA) – ONCE AGAIN, MEDIA OUTLETS REVEAL ISRAELI COOPERATION WITH GULF COUNTRIES IN THE FIELD OF ESPIONAGE AND THE SALE OF SPECIAL CAPABILITIES AND EXPERTISE THAT WILL HELP GULF GOVERNMENTS TRACK DOWN DISSIDENTS. THE ISRAELI NSO COMPANY IN QUESTION IS ALSO MENTIONED IN A VERY IMPORTANT AND SENSITIVE TOPIC RELATED TO ITS ADVANCED SPYWARE, “PEGASUS,” WHICH ENABLES PENETRATION OF MOBILE PHONES.
This time, the Hebrew newspaper, Haaretz, discussed the issue of Israeli-Gulf cooperation in terms of espionage, stating that the NSO company recently sold programs to opponents like the United Arab Emirates and other Gulf countries. According to what the newspaper on Sunday, deals, worth hundreds of millions of dollars, were carried out through official mediation.

The report came to confirm that the Emirati normalization with Israel was an inevitable result of deep and sensitive cooperation between them.

WHAT IS NSO?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How WONDERFUL!!

Aug 27 22:07

Grant Robertson confirms GCSB helping NZX stock market amid cyber attacks

The four-day assault on the New Zealand Stock Exchange is seen as the country's worst ever cyber attack, sparking concern among investors and market participants about damage to the credibility of the market.

"It's certainly the worst ever in terms of DDoS attacks," AUT computer science professor Dave Parry said.

And that worries fund managers like Matt Goodson, of Salt Funds Management, who said the latest attack was very concerning from the "wider New Zealand Inc perspective".

Aug 27 18:06

NZX down for fourth day in a row after cyber attacks

The NZX said it has delayed the market's opening after earlier communicating that it would be open for business.

By 10.50 am the exchange was still out of action.

In a statement issued to market participants, NZX said: "Given the current issue we have extended the Pre-Open for the NZX Main Board and Fonterra Shareholders Market.

"The NZX Debt Market was placed into a halt at 9.58am. The NZX Derivatives Market remains open."

Aug 27 10:51

Robot Generals: Will They Make Better Decisions than Humans or Worse?

With Covid-19 incapacitating startling numbers of U.S. service members and modern weapons proving increasingly lethal, the American military is relying ever more frequently on intelligent robots to conduct hazardous combat operations. Such devices, known in the military as “autonomous weapons systems,” include robotic sentries, battlefield-surveillance drones, and autonomous submarines. So far, in other words, robotic devices are merely replacing standard weaponry on conventional battlefields. Now, however, in a giant leap of faith, the Pentagon is seeking to take this process to an entirely new level — by replacing not just ordinary soldiers and their weapons, but potentially admirals and generals with robotic systems.

Aug 27 09:27

Federal Authorities Warn That North Korean Hackers Are Ramping Up Bank Heists

The United States has alleged that sophisticated hacking operations sourced out of North Korea are becoming an increasing threat, and have claimed that Pyongyang is taking part in a rising number of cyberattacks.

A warning from the US government on Wednesday claims that North Korean hackers are tapping into banks around the world to make fraudulent money transfers and cause ATMs to spit out cash.

A technical cybersecurity alert commissioned by four federal agencies, including the Treasury Department and the FBI, wrote that the North Korean government has initiated new hacking efforts recently following decreased activity.

“Since February 2020, North Korea has resumed targeting banks in multiple countries to initiate fraudulent international money transfers and ATM cash outs”, the warning states.

Aug 26 20:04

School District Mandates Bluetooth Equipped Temperature Armbands for Students and Staff

By B.N. Frank

Health warnings about exposure to wireless radiation – Bluetooth, cell phones, and WiFi – are NOT new. There is plenty of research that has determined exposure is harmful.

For the last several years, the American Academy of Pediatrics and other health experts have warned that children are more vulnerable to exposure. Risks include increased cancer, reduced immunity, “Microwave Sickness”, and much more. This is why schools worldwide have replaced WiFi with wired internet.

Unfortunately, because of coronavirus concerns, one New Jersey school district is requiring students and staff to increase their exposure by wearing Bluetooth-equipped temperature armbands. Sounds like a lawsuit in the making...

Aug 26 20:02

School District Mandates Bluetooth Equipped Temperature Armbands for Students and Staff

By B.N. Frank

Health warnings about exposure to wireless radiation – Bluetooth, cell phones, and WiFi – are NOT new. There is plenty of research that has determined exposure is harmful.

For the last several years, the American Academy of Pediatrics and other health experts have warned that children are more vulnerable to exposure. Risks include increased cancer, reduced immunity, “Microwave Sickness”, and much more. This is why schools worldwide have replaced WiFi with wired internet.

Unfortunately, because of coronavirus concerns, one New Jersey school district is requiring students and staff to increase their exposure by wearing Bluetooth-equipped temperature armbands. Sounds like a lawsuit in the making...

Aug 26 18:52

Facebook implements new tool to stop popular content from going viral

To prevent another America’s Frontline Doctors-type video from ever going “viral” again, Facebook is reportedly piloting a new censorship tool called a “virality circuit breaker” that will nip “misinformative” content in the bud before it has the chance to spread.

Aug 26 18:20

NZX halts trading; website down for a third day in a row

The New Zealand Stock Exchange website crashed for a third day in a row, just as the S&P NZX-50 was 8 points short of its all time high.

The exchange said: "NZX confirms that at approximately 11.10am a halt trading was put on its cash markets, due to a systems connectivity issue.

"NZX is continuing to work with its network provider [Spark] to investigate the source of the issue, following volumetric DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks from offshore on 25 and 26 August."

The NZX was hit by a cyber attack on Tuesday afternoon, halting trading for an hour.

Aug 25 07:51

'Definitely Not A Cult': There Is Now A Dating App Exclusively For Tesla Owners In Development

As Tesla eclipses $2000 per share and a nearly $400 billion fully diluted market cap, the obligatory jokes about the company being a "cult stock" will likely echo louder than they ever have.

Those trying to defend the company as not being a "cult" have their work cut out for them - especially with the unveiling of "Tesla Dating", a dating app that's exclusively for Tesla cultists owners.

The app is currently "in the works" and hasn't launched yet, according to Business Insider. Its setup is similar to other dating apps, like Tinder, except that everyone on the app is a verified Tesla owner.

Aug 24 10:58

Gates and Big Tech “Reimagine” Post-Human Education: The “New Normal” is A.I. Data-Mining for “Social Credit”

By John Klyczek

In 1982, Special Advisor to the Department of Education’s Office of Research and Improvement, Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt, blew the whistle on Project BEST (Better Education Skills through Technology). A sub-project of President Ronald Reagan’s Private Sector Initiative, Project BEST was a plan to corporatize the American education system through public-private partnerships with Big Tech companies which replace human teachers with Skinnerian “teaching machines” programmed with psychological conditioning algorithms that train students for workforce placement in a planned economy.

Aug 24 07:54

Censorship claims another victim: Honest-journalism giant, Del Bigtree’s “The Highwire”

On July 29, YouTube terminated Del Bigtree’s “The Highwire” account after he posted a video of Del and me discussing my debate with Alan Dershowitz on vaccine mandates. YouTube also purged hundreds of other truthful videos on vaccines.

YouTube’s owner, Google, is effectively a vaccine company. Two subsidiaries of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, market and manufacture vaccines: Calico and Verily. Arthur Levinson, Genentech’s former CEO, runs Calico, an anti-aging drug company while Verily teams with Pharma to conduct drug and vaccine clinical trials.

In 2016, Alphabet inked a $715 million deal with GlaxoSmithKline to create Galvani, another venture to develop bioelectronic medicines and vaccines and to mine medical information from Google customers. Google’s Customer Services President, Mary Ellen Coe, sits on Merck’s board.

Aug 22 18:24

A.I. Evolving: Beats F-16 Fighter Jet Pilot; Military Wants Self-healing Terminator Robots

By Aaron Kesel

According to Defense One, artificial intelligence (A.I.) beat a fighter jet pilot for the second time. The military held a simulation between A.I. pilots and a human pilot, and found that one specific A.I. beat others and the human in five rounds.

The record was broken at the finale of the U.S. military’s AlphaDogfight challenge, which was set up as an effort to “demonstrate the feasibility of developing effective, intelligent autonomous agents capable of defeating adversary aircraft in a dogfight.” ...

Aug 22 15:26

Managing the Narrative — Corporations and government use internet to control information

Putting together what you no longer can find when you search the internet with government attempts to suppress alternative news sites one has to conclude that we Americans are in the middle of an information war. Who controls the narrative controls the people, or so it seems. It is a dangerous development, particularly at a time when no one knows whom to trust and what to believe. How it will play out between now and the November election is anyone’s guess.

Aug 22 11:33

Pentagon Report Deems "Covert Surveillance" Aircraft Flown Over George Floyd Protests Legal

The Pentagon is defending its use of military aircraft to conduct surveillance on the large crowds of demonstrators and in some cases riots which enveloped multiple cities connected with George Floyd's death. A new investigation has exonerated the National Guard after allegations it illegally gathered intelligence on Americans.

It was previously revealed that the National Guard used reconnaissance planes to fly over at least four US cities in order to gather data on growing protests in late May and early June, crucially at a moment President Trump was urging greater action in ensuring law and order in the protest and vandalism-hit cities.

Defense Secretary Mark Esper said he never personally approved of the program to fly the reconnaissance aircraft over the protests, but National Guard officials say they didn't need higher approval given it was just for observing crowd sizes and to probe if any emergencies such as large fires were unfolding, according to their account.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This country is alarmingly close to the precipice, if National Guard is allowed to do this with impunity, and no real oversight of this process takes place.

Aug 21 15:18

Analysis: Wikipedia articles on American politicians mostly cite leftist media

In gauging bias, the analysis relied on two separate sites measuring media bias. One showed a clear majority of sources were left-wing, while another showed a plurality. Both showed conservative outlets were a very small minority of sources.

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.

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