Saturday, April 21, 2018

Woman Calls Police On Innocent Man Wearing Pro-Gun Shirt

by Tim Brown, Freedom OutPost:

A Texas man had the police called to check him out by a woman who said she was not afraid of his gun, but what his shirt had on it.

I love this shirt!

Troy Johnston was visiting a playground in Benbrook with his two daughters in March wearing the above shirt that is produced by Warrior 12, a West Virginia-based company.

As you can see, the shirt has a picture of an AR-15-style rifle and the words, “I’ll control my guns, you control your kids.”

JUST LIKE 1984: NEW CALIFORNIA BILL SEEKS CONTROL OVER SOCIAL MEDIA & NEWS STORIES

by Richard Enos, Collective Evolution:

Recently, Senator Richard Pan of the California State Legislature introduced legislation entitled ‘False Information Strategic Plans,’ a bill that would task all social media sites that have a physical presence in California not only to have a plan to fully distinguish between the truth and falsity of all the content they publish and share, but also to “mitigate the spread of false information through news stories,” presumably through some remarkable discipline of self-censoring, or by “placing a warning on a news story containing false information.”

Where do we even start with this one?

For us to believe that Mr. Pan actually harbours expectations that the state could succeed in compelling social media sites to make the enormous effort to implement such a plan is ludicrous for so many obvious reasons.

The NSA Wants a Skeleton Key to Everyone’s Encrypted Data

by Gavin Hanson, Activist Post:

Like it or not, you are your data. In this day and age, your receipts, social media activity, public records, GPS data, and Internet search history are the proof of who you are. And while you may have thought you had secrets, the Federal Government would like the rest of them.

The seemingly innocuous pieces of information we trade away every day create a detailed mosaic of our lives used to target advertising and create personality profiles that are exploited by the FBI, political operatives like Cambridge Analytica, and Russian propagandists.

And those are just the legal shenanigans! Instances of malicious hacking that jeopardize social security numbers and other important data are on the rise as well.

But all hope is not lost! There is but one meaningful defense against such intrusions, one used by whistleblowers, banks, the government (often poorly), and college students: encryption.

The Facebook Privacy Revelations Aren’t That Shocking

by James Corbett, The International Forecaster:

So we’ll also have to point out Google’s own repeated violations and abuses of users’ privacy, and how, despite all the creepiness emanating from Facebook these days, Google still manages to find ways of being way creepier in its privacy invasions.

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, I know. I mean, these are still early reports so we’ll have to wait and see, but…

Big Tech Scrambles After Zuckerberg Testimony Highlights The Scope Of Online Censorship And His Ignorance About The ‘Monster’ He Created

by Susan Duclos, All News Pipeline:

While liberal media is praising Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerg’s two day testimony in front of the Senate and the House of Representatives, and critics have a bit of fun trolling him over his use of a “booster seat,” conservatives and Independent Media watched for questions and answers to the blatant censorship practices by Facebook employees.

BIG TECH, SOCIAL MEDIA CENSORSHIP DISPLAYED ON LIVE TELEVISION TO THE MASSES

The good news is that it was Mark Zuckerberg who was put on the hot seat, not some lacky or representative, which forced much more attention to the proceedings.

The Senate and the House wanted to question Zuckerberg on the issue of data breaches, where outside entities were able to obtain the data of Facebook users, those on their friends lists, family, and a whole host of other private data, but finally having Zuckerberg himself in front of them, Republicans in both the House and the Senate also brought up the censoring of conservatives and Independent Media that has been documented, some using charts and graphs proving that FB’s algorithms were censoring people based on their political ideology.

Hearings Show Facebook as a Media Company Using Deceptive Technology to Gain Unfair Advertising Advantage

by Pam Martens and Russ Martens, Wall St On Parade:

Facebook wants Congress, shareholders and Wall Street analysts to think of it as a sexy, high-growth-potential technology company, not a media company, but after 10 hours of Congressional probing this week, Facebook has been revealed to be a media company that is simply using advanced technology and deceptive practices to gain an unfair advertising advantage over other media companies. (Another reason Facebook does not want to admit to being a media company is that it would then have to take responsibility for the fake news and propaganda it is spreading through Russian bots and trolls of every stripe.)

As Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg conceded this week in the Congressional hearings, Facebook’s business model revolves around the company’s ability to provide advertisers with granular data on its users so that advertisers can more effectively target them for a specific product or service. But Zuckerberg kept his trade secrets on that data collection process close to his vest.

WATCH: Sheriff of Deadliest Dept in US Says His Deputies Have Financial Incentive to “Kill” People

by Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project:

Bakersfield, CA — The sheriff of Kern County, Donny Youngblood is on the defensive this month after a local police union released a video in which he states it is “better financially” for law enforcement officers to kill suspects than to injure them.

According to KCDOA (Kern County Detention Officers Association), the union who released the video, the footage is from an endorsement interview with then Sheriff candidate Donny Youngblood.

In a Facebook post this week, the union threw the sheriff under the bus, noting:

GOOGLE’S FILE ON YOU COULD BE 10 TIMES BIGGER THAN FACEBOOK’S – HERE’S HOW YOU CAN DOWNLOAD IT

by Arjun Walia, Collective Evolution:

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 really hear from the mainstream media, and an overall general voice and measurement regarding the planet’s perception of various events. It seemed to be a democracy of information, but unfortunately, the government has now implemented multiple measures to combat what’s become known as “fake news.” As a result, peoples choice has been taken away from them with regards to what they want to see. The government has stepped in and is playing the role of fact checker, and information verifier.

Facebook Installed Dozens of Ex-Obama & Ex-Hillary Staffers in Senior Positions

by Pamella Geller, Freedom OutPost:

If you want to know why Facebook has an anti-conservative bias problem, you need look no further than the staffers at the company.

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, has been defending his company’s privacy and advertising practices to querying congressional members on Capitol Hill.

But if you want to know why Facebook has an anti-conservative bias problem, you need look no further than the staffers at the company.

Apparently, Facebook employs dozens of individuals with tight ties to Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton — and puts them in key positions of influence.

It Begins: California Senator Introduces Bill to Kill Free Speech, Requires State-Sanctioned Fact Checkers to Approve Online Content

by Jim Hoft, The Gateway Pundit:

Richard Pan is a far left California state senator.

Pan recently introduced legislation to crack down on free speech on the internet.

Pan’s legislation would force online publishers to utilize state-sanctioned fact checkers to approve content before it is posted online.

Facebook Class Action Lawsuit Coming: Court Documents Expose Facebook’s Bulk Data Dump To FBI Without Warrant

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by Tim Brown, Freedom OutPost:

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

On Sunday, I reported on documents released in the Oregon trial involving journalist Pete Santilli who was present at both the Bundy Ranch standoff and the Malheur Wildlife Refuge protest. These documents present both violations on Facebook’s part of presenting bulk data on users to the US government that was not specific to the constraints of the warrant and the government receiving that information and continuing to store data they obtained that was not a part of that warrant in clear violation of the Fourth Amendment. As a result, more Americans were caught up in this data dump and Fourth Amendment violations than just those who stood in protest in Oregon or Nevada, and is now resulting in a class action lawsuit against Facebook.

Google Chrome Caught Scanning Files On People’s Computers

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by Chris Menahan, Information Liberation:

On top of tracking all the websites you visit and sending it to Google’s servers, Chrome web browser is now scanning all your private files in the interest of “safety.”

From Vice:
The browser you likely use to read this article scans practically all files on your Windows computer. And you probably had no idea until you read this. Don’t worry, you’re not the only one.

Last year, Google announced some upgrades to Chrome, by far the world’s most used browser—and the one security pros often recommend. The company promised to make internet surfing on Windows computers even “cleaner” and “safer ” adding what The Verge called “basic antivirus features.” What Google did was improve something called Chrome Cleanup Tool for Windows users, using software from cybersecurity and antivirus company ESET.

Astonishing California bill would shut down free speech, require fact-checkers

by Jon Rappoport, No More Fake News:

California used to be trumpeted as the cutting edge of American culture.

It still is, except the culture is now all about censoring free speech.

California Senator Richard Pan, who was behind the infamous 2015 law mandating vaccinations for schoolchildren (SB277), has stepped up to the plate and introduced another bill.

This one would clamp down on criticism of ANY Official Story.

The bill is titled “SB1424 Internet: social media: false information: strategic plan.”

It targets social media based in California. But as you read the bill, you see it appears to define social media as any Internet blog, website, or communication.

Diamond and Silk FURIOUS After Facebook Reveals Why Their Content Has Been Censored

by Cristina Laila, The Gateway Pundit:

Diamond and Silk unloaded on Facebook Friday night after the social media giant finally responded to their many inquiries as to why Facebook is censoring their content and brand.

The dynamic duo boast over 1.2 million Facebook followers on their main Diamond and Silk page.

Diamond and Silk say their reach on Facebook has dramatically reduced prompting them to seek answers from Facebook.