Just one year after introducing its “fake news” red flags, Facebook has discontinued the tool after having to face the fact that it just didn’t work. In fact, many users were sharing articles tagged by the social media giant as a result of their being tagged. Facebook, it appears, is does not have the credibility it seems to have thought it had.
It's a common science fiction theme: the artificially intelligent machine that develops consciousness — without a conscience — and tries to wipe out humanity. According to some scientists, however, this fiction could become fact.
Edward Snowden has helped develop an app for Android — named Haven — that allows the phone to be used to monitor and record its surroundings to assure that no spying has taken place.
Net Neutrality is dead. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3-2 Thursday to dismantle the scheme. And while its supporters are busily running around like Chicken Little, claiming the sky is falling, the simple truth is that the death of the Obama-era regulation of the Internet is a very good thing.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. is again attacking the encryption that protects data stored on millions of smartphones nationwide. Vance — a consummate surveillance hawk — claims that “traditional investigative techniques” no longer work in a world of “warrant-proof smartphones that have been designed to keep law enforcement out.” His solution? Legislation that would grant police a backdoor into mobile devices.
"God only knows what it's doing to our children's brains," Sean Parker says in Axios video interview.
Humanity's future robotic overlords made an initial appearance this month at a United Nations confab. In an apparent bid to market its globalist agenda as scientific and modern, the UN deployed a creepy new robot named “Sophia” to praise the widely ridiculed dictators club while lecturing humanity and promoting planetary totalitarianism. Ignoring the UN's despotic tendencies, its corruption, its ongoing pedophilia scandals, and its largely autocratic membership, the robot claimed that the UN was “one of humanity's greatest accomplishments.” Adding to the creepiness: The robot claimed that it would “help humanity create the future” and that “artificial intelligence” would help “proficiently distribute the world's existing resources.” Far from persuasive, the supposedly serious spectacle of a robot boasting about how artificial intelligence will help us mere humans achieve a global socialist paradise came across more like a scene from a bad science-fiction movie about a dystopian future.
As Project Veritas continues to expose the liberal mainstream media in video after video, James O’Keefe is asking for help from “insiders” working for corrupt media organizations, Silicon Valley titans, and the deep state. And he’s leaning on a tried and true method for secure communications to handle those tips: ProtonMail — possibly the most secure e-mail on the planet.
The operating system Ed Snowden used to communicate with journalists when he revealed the size and scope of NSA surveillance in 2013 received a major update Thursday. Tails (which stands for The Amnesic Incognito Live System) is a Linux distribution created and distributed by the Tails Project. Tails is built from the ground up to offer security, privacy, and anonymity to computer users everywhere.