Thursday, August 22, 2019

Former MSNBC Reporter Spills Details On Pro-Establishment Bias In Media

by Caitlin Johnstone, Caitlin Johnstone:

The ridiculous corporate media freakout over Senator Bernie Sanders’ entirely legitimate accusations of pro-establishment bias continues today, with shrill, absurd new headlines like “Sanders campaign continues attacks on journalists” and “Bernie Sanders isn’t sorry” featuring hysterical MSM drama queens rending their garments over the suggestion that plutocrat-owned media outlets could be favorable to the plutocrat-owned establishment.

Facebook Paid Contractors Like Amazon And Apple To Listen To Your Conversations — Code Named PRISM

by Aaron Kesel, Activist Post:

In another Facebook scandal of the year, the company has been accused of paying hundreds of outside contractors to transcribe clips of audio from users of its services, Yahoo News reported.

The work has rattled the contract employees, who are not told where the audio was recorded or how it was obtained — only to transcribe it, said the people, who requested anonymity for fear of losing their jobs. They’re hearing Facebook users’ conversations, sometimes with vulgar content, but do not know why Facebook needs them transcribed, the people said.

The revelation comes from the Irish Data Protection Commission in Europe, which said it will be examining the activity for possible violations of the EU’s strict privacy rules. Yahoo further reports that at least one contracting company known as TaskUs Inc. had employees tasked with transcribing audio and they were forbidden from saying who the company was, calling them by code name “PRISM.”

Google operating like a news publisher, Project Veritas leaks reveal

from Natural News:

Google is operating more like a news publisher than a neutral platform it claims to be in leaked documents exposed by Project Veritas that could change the tech industry forever.

(Article republished from Infowars.com)

The data dump contains internal memos and emails describing how Google channels content to users – and how “challenging” it can be when the content “does not represent the views” of Google or its employees.

Whistleblower In Fear For His Life Comes Forward After Giving DOJ Damning Evidence Of Big Tech ‘Tampering With Elections’ To ‘Overthrow The United States’

by Susan Duclos, All News Pipeline:

We have all heard the expression about chickens coming home to roost, when a person or in this case a group of bad actors start to see their words or actions rebound against them, and in the case of big tech from Google to Facebook and beyond, it appears that their sinister antics have put them in the crosshairs of…. well, just about everyone.

Facebook Is Transcribing Users’ Voice Recordings and THIS Is One of the Companies They Hired to Do It

by Eta Onrish, The Organic Prepper:

Big tech companies like Google and Apple have been under fire recently for violations of privacy laws and even been accused of outright supporting surveillance of private citizens. Amazon has been accused of keeping recordings that they shouldn’t have. It appears that the trend continues.

The most recent apparent violator this time is Facebook.

This isn’t the first time Facebook has made the news for privacy issues.

New York Times: Lawns Are Symbols of Racism and Bad for Global Warming

by Penny Starr, Breitbart:

While most Americans are spending time this summer enjoying the sun in the comfort of their houses’ yards, the New York Times is out with a new exposé on how lawn care is problematic, once viewed through the lens of social justice.

Lawns are contributing to pollution and climate change, asserts narrator David Botti, and their origins are far from woke, in a seven-minute video on the history of American lawns.

FACEBOOK PAID CONTRACTORS TO SECRETLY TRANSCRIBE YOUR CONVERSATIONS

by Mac Slavo, SHTF Plan:

Facebook cannot seem to respect the privacy of anything.  Although a certain level of privacy is a basic human right, Facebook has been paying contractors to secretly transcribe all of your conversations.

That’s according to third-party contractors who spoke to Bloomberg about the practice. The conversations were those recorded through the social media messaging app’s microphone.  The contractors said that they were paid to listen in on countless, occasional vulgar conversations among Facebook Messenger users, though the company never explained to them why it needed the transcriptions. Facebook later told Bloomberg that the human transcriptions were being used to test the performance of its speech-recognizing artificial intelligence.

Trump is gambling with ‘red flag’ laws as Americans see a slippery slope on gun control

by Andrew West, Freedom OutPost:

While the Second Amendment is most often characterized as a right, there are characteristics of the guarantee that imbue separate, equally potent powers to the American people.

In many way, the right to bear arms is an insurance policy, more than a right.  It exists not for hunting, sport, or self defense, but rather as a reminder that we must remain vigilant against those who rise into power.  American politicians and government agencies cannot overstep their bounds, or impose even the slightest inkling of authoritarian rule, without first considering what the true power of an armed and freepopulace could be.

BOMBSHELL: Google Insider Turns Over 950 Pages Of Docs And Laptop To DOJ

from True Pundit:

A former Google insider claiming the company created algorithms to hide its political bias within artificial intelligence platforms – in effect targeting particular words, phrases and contexts to promote, alter, reference or manipulate perceptions of Internet content – delivered roughly 950 pages of documents to the Department of Justice’s Antitrust division Friday.

The former Google insider has already spoken in to the nonprofit organization Project Veritas. He was interviewed in silhouette, to conceal his identity, in group’s latest film, which they say exposes bias inside the social media platform.

“The Distortion Is Grotesque” – Google Insider Turns Over 950 Pages Documenting Bias To DoJ

from ZeroHedge:

A former Google insider claiming the company created algorithms to hide its political bias within artificial intelligence platforms – in effect targeting particular words, phrases and contexts to promote, alter, reference or manipulate perceptions of Internet content – delivered roughly 950 pages of documents to the Department of Justice’s Antitrust division Friday.

U.S. Customs Continues To “Modernize” Its System To Include Biometrics For All Passengers

by Nicholas West, Alt Market:

One aspect often lost in the immigration debate is the rollout of government solutions that are set to restrict the freedom of the perfectly innocent.  A key component of this is the increased collection of passenger biometrics.

As I’ve discussed before, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has a mandate that’s been 15 years in the making to integrate government databases for ID verification. Private companies have been enlisted to ensure that there is a “quick and easy roll out across U.S. airports,” according to Jim Peters, chief technology officer for SITA, one of the information technology companies working with airlines.