Federal prosecutors are conducting a criminal investigation into deals Facebook struck with some of the largest tech companies in the world, allowing those companies access to users’ private data.
The U.S. government is running woefully behind the private sector in computer technology. In fact, government — at the federal, state, and in some instances local levels — is decades behind.
“Liberal institutions cease to be liberal as soon as they are attained: later on, there are no worse and no more thorough injurers of freedom than liberal institutions,” observed atheist philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. This is brought to mind by new research showing that at “Facebook, Google and many other tech companies the level of political intolerance is stunning,” as Fox News’ Garrett Johnson puts it.
YouTube has deep-sixed retired Navy SEAL Don Shipley’s channel, apparently because he exposed “Native American elder” and “Vietnam veteran” Nathan Phillips as a fraud, phony and liar.
From The Terminator to D.A.R.Y.L, science-fiction writers have presented memorable, though very different, visions of “self-aware” robots. But now it’s being reported that science itself has taken a giant step toward creating what some fear may be our future robot overlords.
YouTube will again adjust its algorithms to hide content they consider "harmful" to potential viewers. Content such as flat earth proponents or conspiracy theories. But who gets to decide what's a conspiracy theory and what is just an unapproved opinion?
Are the conveniences of Smart Homes worth the accompanying risks? Warnings from an expert at IBM Security indicate that the answer is “No.”
Deep State operatives and chiefs — including Comey, Mueller, Clapper, Brennan, and others — ran an illegal surveillance program to spy on Donald Trump, Supreme Court justices, and others, according to whistleblower Dennis Montgomery.
The results of a Pew Research Center study show that “social media sites have surpassed print newspapers as a news source for Americans.”
Australia has passed a controversial anti-encryption law that will allow law enforcement and intelligence agencies to spy on the encrypted communications of individuals.
In the wake of the British Parliament’s release of e-mails detailing Facebook selling access to users’ data, more information is coming to light showing that this revelation may be only the tip of the iceberg. Big Data — including big tech companies, grocery store chains, retail chains, and others — harvest users’ data and use it to create startlingly accurate dossiers of those users. They use that data for their own targeted advertising and sell it off to others to use, as well.