Cybersecurity

Chrome Bug Allowed Hackers to Find Out Everything Facebook Knows About You

Source: The Hacker News August 16, 2018 Mohit Kumar With the release of Chrome 68, Google prominently marks all non-HTTPS websites as ‘Not Secure’ on its browser to make the web a more secure place for Internet users. If you haven’t yet, there is another significant reason to immediately switch …

Censorship

“Duhhh, Stop Defending Alex Jones! This Will Never Hurt The Left, Derp Duh!”

Source: Caitlin Johnstone Rogue Journalist August 15, 2018 Caitlin Johnstone In the controversy surrounding the coordinated corporate censorship of Alex Jones’ notorious Infowars franchise across multiple online platforms, journalist Glenn Greenwald made an under-appreciated tweet in response to the various leftists and Democrats who’ve attacked anyone objecting to the censorship …

Censorship

In A Corporatist System Of Government, Corporate Censorship Is State Censorship

Source: Caitlin Johnstone Rogue Journalist August 7, 2018 Caitlin Johnstone Last year, representatives of Facebook, Twitter, and Google were instructed on the US Senate floor that it is their responsibility to “quell information rebellions” and adopt a “mission statement” expressing their commitment to “prevent the fomenting of discord.” “Civil wars …

Nationalism

The Imperial Naivete of the American Public

Source: Blacklisted News July 23, 2018 Charles Hugh Smith The nation’s premier corporate profit engines / social media giants are the ideal platforms for undermining the U.S. via the sowing of disintegration. Whether it’s stated or not, one source of the inchoate outrage triggered by Russian-sourced purchases of adverts on …

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Surveillance State

The Weird DARPA/Facebook “Coincidence” You Never Heard About

Source: The Corbett Report July 5, 2018 James Corbett Ever hear about “Lifelog?” You know, the DARPA project to create an automatically updated, itemized, organized, electronic list of every interaction you have, every event you attend, every place you go and everything you do? The project that was announced as …

Censorship

Social Media Giants Choking Independent News Site Traffic to a Trickle

A protest against censorship in front of the Facebook Office in Warsaw, Poland, Nov. 5, 2016. Czarek Sokolowski | AP Several prominent figures, including Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee, warned the EU Parliament that its proposed censorship measure would begin transforming the Internet from an open platform for sharing and innovation, …

Privacy

All Your Data Are Belong to Them

Source: The Corbett Report April 14, 2018 James Corbett It’s shocking, shocking, I tell you! Apparently, and I’m just learning this from some breaking news headlines so bear with me, but apparently Facebook has not been on the up and up when it comes to protecting their users’ privacy. Incredible, …

Surveillance State

Google’s File On You Could Be 10 Times Bigger Than Facebook’s – Here’s How You Can Download It

Source: Collective Evolution April 11, 2018 Arjun Walia The perception of Facebook is at an all time low, and they’re receiving a lot of bad press. Despite the fact that it’s probably well deserved, Facebook has still provided a great opportunity for free speech, the sharing of information we never …

Surveillance State

Goodbye Facebook, and Screw You Too

Photo by paz.ca | CC BY 2.0 Source: counterpunch March 30, 2018 by Christopher Ketcham I joined Facebook in 2014 at the urging of a friend of mine in Moab, Utah – of all places, Moab, an outpost in the desert – who had worked in marketing, political advertising, messaging …

Censorship

Facebook, Google Outline Unprecedented Mass Censorship at US Senate Hearing

Photo: Facebook’s General Counsel Colin Stretch, Twitter’s Acting General Counsel Sean Edgett, and Google’s Senior Vice President and General Counsel Kent Walker, are sworn in for a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Nov. 1, 2017. (AP/Jacquelyn Martin) The hearing was called to review what technology companies are doing …