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Jun 28 10:56

Second in the Nation: Somerville City Council Passes Facial Recognition Ban

By Michael Boldin

SOMERVILLE, Mass. (June 27, 2019) – The Somerville city council voted Thursday to ban the use of facial recognition by police investigations and city departments. Following San Francisco, it’s now the second U.S. city to outlaw the technology.

Somerville City Councilor Ben Ewen-Campen was the lead sponsor of the “Face Surveillance Full Ban Ordinance.” 9 of the 11 Somerville City Councilors sponsored the legislation, and it was approved by a 11-0 vote.

The new law refers to facial recognition as the “functional equivalent of requiring every person to carry and display a personal photo identification card at all times.”...

Jun 28 08:31

A Major Police Body Camera Maker Hits Pause on Face Surveillance

By Haley Tsukayama

Communities and lawmakers across the country are waking up to the fact that using face recognition for government surveillance is a troubling trend, particularly when used with cameras that police officers wear. On Thursday, Axon—a major police body-worn camera maker—added its voice to calls to press the pause button on this type of face surveillance, saying it will no longer be “commercializing face matching products on our body cameras at this time.”...

Jun 28 08:09

ALEXA ABUSE Amazon’s Alexa started calling man a ‘SH**HEAD after he cancelled his Amazon Prime subscription

VIRTUAL ASSISTANT Alexa told a customer he was a “s**thead” after he asked it to play some music.

Michael Slade, 29 was shocking to hear his Amazon Echo Dot call him the rude name a day after he had cancelled his Prime subscription.

After coming home and asking the personal assistant to play some music, he got the reply: “Sure, here’s your playlist ****head on Amazon music. Sorry something went wrong.”

Jun 27 21:29

12 Reasons Why Linux Is Better Than Windows 10

Windows 10 has been around for a while now and many of you will have bought computers with the latest offering from Microsoft pre-installed. We have to admit that Windows 10 is a great improvement on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 and as an operating system, it is very good.

The ability to run Linux BASH commands into Windows is a good feature as are the long-awaited virtual workspaces which allow you to run applications on different desktops.

This guide, however, provides an extensive list of reasons why you might choose to use Linux instead of Windows 10 because what is good for one person isn't necessarily good for another.

Jun 27 18:50

5G as a Globalist Tool

By Renee Parsons

The recent Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing regarding oversight of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) failed to shed any real light on details of the proposed 5G network as it received less scrutiny than expected given its highly anticipated, ubiquitous role in American life.

While the Senate Committee would be the logical committee to hold 5G hearings, it was curious that the Committee’s website does not specifically identify The Internet or Digital Communication or any other broadband subject on its list of committee jurisdiction. The closest mention is “all matters relating to science and technology” even though the Committee has held a series of related 5G hearings beginning in late 2017...

Jun 27 12:25

Again!? The NSA’s Phone Records Program Still Can’t Stay Within the Law

By Matthew Guariglia

Just as the Trump administration has signaled its interest in a permanent “clean” reauthorization of the Patriot Act’s phone surveillance provision, the NSA proves once again that it is not to be trusted with these tools. New documents obtained by the ACLU and reported in the Wall Street Journal have revealed that last year the NSA once again collected phone records of Americans that it was not authorized to obtain...

Jun 27 12:08

Vimeo bans Project Veritas, Natural News on the same day as criminal tech giants collude to silence independent journalism

It is now abundantly obvious that these tech giants are conspiring and colluding to carry out acts of extreme criminality and fraud against the world.

1. @YouTube bans @Pinterest investigation
2. @Twitter suspends Veritas for Pinterest story
3. @reddit bans Project Veritas
4. @YouTube bans @Google investigation
5. @Vimeo removes Project Veritas account

DO THINK BIG TECH IS WORKING TOGETHER?

— Project Veritas (@Project_Veritas) June 26, 2019

Jun 27 12:05

Google buries Mercola.com search results in escalating attack on all independent health, nutrition and vaccine information

Yet another wildly popular source of science-based news and information about natural health, Mercola.com, has been targeted for elimination by the corrupt, Big Tech deep state.

Google, which recently implemented another one of its “broad core” search engine updates, has decided to arbitrarily remove Mercola.com from its search results – for no other reason than the fact that Mercola.com bravely tells the politically-incorrect truth about things like genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) and vaccines.

Jun 27 11:08

Nearly 100 Cars Got Stuck in a Remote Field After Blindly Following GPS

By John Vibes

A Google Maps mishap last weekend resulted in nearly one hundred people driving their cars into the middle of a muddy field, where many of them became stuck. Some of them even caused damage to their cars trying to get through the rough terrain...

Jun 27 10:49

Scott Adams: Who Won and Who Lost Democrat Debate, Dale on Immigration

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1144244186075422720

Reviewing each Democrat candidate’s performance last night
The speaking Spanish thing…good strategy?
Dale answers your questions on immigration
The Child’s view of national policies
Immigraton: Who gets to decide? Isn’t THAT the key question?
Wayfair employee walkout over purchase of beds for kids
Bank of America decides not to support detention center businesses
Mueller “lost” a bunch of text messages between Strozk and Page?
Will Biden mention nuclear as a climate change solution tonight?
Reddit “quarantined” The_Donald, a HUGE Trump supporter area
Social media ALREADY HAS the power to change election results
Andrew Yang is the one to watch tonight, interesting, different solutions

Jun 27 10:08

Vimeo bans media watchdog Project Veritas after it accused Google of anti-Trump bias

Vimeo had deleted the account of right-wing media transparency group Project Veritas just days after they published reports accusing Google of bias against conservatives and President Donald Trump.

A screenshot shared by Project Veritas on Wednesday appears to show that Vimeo removed the group’s account from its platform, citing a violation of community guidelines.

Jun 27 09:58

Millions of EA Origin Gamer Accounts Put at Risk of Being Taken Over by Hackers Due to Bugs: Cyber Experts

Millions of Electronic Arts (EA) player accounts were recently at risk of being taken over by hackers thanks to a "chain of vulnerabilities," security researchers say.

In a worst-case scenario, cybercriminals could exploit flaws to gain access to a user's credit card information and fraudulently purchase in-game currency while posing as the legitimate user. The vulnerabilities did not require a user to hand over passwords, experts alleged.

Jun 27 09:44

Uber Plans To Launch Flying Taxis In 2023

By Mayukh Saha

While air travel has been a part of our lives for quite some time, the great costs associated with it make it not so affordable for the common public. Auto-pilot has been a part of our passenger planes, but even then they are not very reliable. A pilot always has to be present.

The company who revolutionized cab services throughout the world has been working on automatic aerial pods for ride-share and has announced that aerial rides will soon turn from science fiction to reality in the coming years...

Jun 27 09:37

Researchers Demonstrate How U.S. Emergency Alert System Can Be Hijacked and Weaponized

In January 2018, an emergency alert sent to local phones informed Hawaii residents of an impending nuclear ballistic missile attack, triggering some understandable panic.

Needless to say, the attack wasn’t real, and a subsequent investigation found that the bogus alert was the result of little more than a clerical error.

But the event prompted researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder to ask the question: How easy would it be to exploit the nation’s emergency alert systems, wreaking havoc on the American public via fake or misleading alerts?

What they found isn’t particularly comforting.

Their full study was recently unveiled at the 2019 International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications and Services (MobiSys) in Seoul, South Korea. It documents how spoofing the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) program to trick cellular users wasn’t all that difficult.

Jun 27 09:35

Oppo’s MeshTalk lets you call and chat without Wi-Fi or cellular networks

Oppo has announced a new proprietary communications technology designed to let people call or chat across medium distances without using cellular networks, Wi-Fi, or Bluetooth. The protocol is called MeshTalk and is a decentralized, end-to-end system that Oppo says can cover up to 3 kilometers (1.86 miles) outdoors — or even further in more crowded environments when signal relay between devices can be used.

Basically, Oppo devices will be able to create ad hoc local area networks across a wide area and communicate directly to each other without the need for base stations. The company claims that MeshTalk doesn’t have a significant effect on battery life, and indeed plans for it to work with a 72-hour standby mode so that phones can still be reached in an emergency when they’re low on power.

Jun 27 09:31

Another Report Shows The GDPR Benefited Google And Facebook, And Hurt Everyone Else

We warned folks that these big attempts to "regulate" the internet as a way to "punish" Google and Facebook would only help those companies. Last fall, about six months into the GDPR, we noted that there appeared to be one big winner from the law: Google. And now, the Wall Street Journal notes that it's increasingly looking like Facebook and Google have grown thanks to the GDPR, while the competition has been wiped out.

“GDPR has tended to hand power to the big platforms because they have the ability to collect and process the data,” says Mark Read, CEO of advertising giant WPP PLC. It has “entrenched the interests of the incumbent, and made it harder for smaller ad-tech companies, who ironically tend to be European.”

So, great work, EU. In your hatred for the big US internet companies, you handed them the market, while destroying the local European companies.

Jun 27 09:30

RoboBee Insect Drone Does Not Need a Power Source to Take Flight for Surveillance

By Nicholas West

For many years we have been discussing the arrival of drones that are designed to mimic nature. The concept of insect drones, however, dates back much further into the 1970s when a dragonfly drone was created by the CIA. Now, according to a recent article from NewScientist, RoboBee is prepared to be released from its tether and should be able to fly free as the upgraded “RoboBee X-Wing” — completely without a built-in power source...

Jun 27 09:29

New AI deepfake app creates nude images of women in seconds

A new AI-powered software tool makes it easy for anyone to generate realistic nude images of women simply by feeding the program a picture of the intended target wearing clothes.

The app is called DeepNude and it’s the latest example of AI-generated deepfakes being used to create compromising images of unsuspecting women.

Jun 27 09:08

'Legit Apps Turned into Spyware' Targeting Android Users in Middle East

Dubbed "ViceLeaker" by researchers at Kaspersky, the campaign has recently been found targeting Israeli citizens and some other middle eastern countries with a powerful surveillance malware designed to steal almost all accessible information, including call recordings, text messages, photos, videos, and location data—all without users' knowledge.

Besides these traditional spying functionalities, the malware also has backdoor capabilities including upload, download, and delete files, record surrounding audio, takeover camera, and make calls or send messages to specific numbers.

The malware used in these campaigns was named "Triout" in a report published by Bitdefender in 2018, which is sort of a malware framework that attackers are using to turn legitimate applications into spyware by injecting an additional malicious payload into them.

Jun 27 09:05

YouTube Bitcoin Scams Pushing the njRAT Backdoor InfoStealer

YouTube scams are promoting software that pretends to allow users to get free Bitcoins, but instead installs the njRAT remote access trojan and password stealer.

These YouTube videos pretend to be hack scripts, giveaways, or games that allow you to win free cryptocurrency such as bitcoins. These videos tend to have the "FREEBITCO IN" string in the title or description, which makes it easy to find the videos that are part of this campaign.

Jun 27 09:04

Who Deserves To Be in Prison?

By Ross Ulbricht

I was put in handcuffs for the first time when I was 29 years old. I was labeled a prisoner that day and have since spent 2,096 days and nights in the captivity of the U.S. federal government. I’m still in prison, condemned to die here with a life sentence and no parole. Prison is nothing if not boring, so I’ve had many hours to think about all sorts of things, including who, if anyone, really belongs here...

Jun 26 18:42

Victory: California Orders State Audit of Automated License Plate Readers

By Dave Maass

A California legislative committee today voted to direct the State Auditor to launch a probe into the use of automated license plate readers (ALPRs) by law enforcement agencies. The audit will include the first comprehensive statewide survey of which agencies use this surveillance technology and what vendors they use. It will also include a deeper audit into four specific jurisdictions across the state.

ALPRs are camera systems that scan the license plates of vehicles in order to track people in real-time and create search databases of drivers’ historical travel patterns...

Jun 26 17:49

PG&E to Pay $1B for CA Wildfires. But What About Lawsuits for Smart Meter Fires? Is There A Link?

By B.N. Frank

If you hadn’t heard, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) has finally agreed to pay $1B in damages for starting several California wildfires.

But will we ever know for sure whether or not PG&E Utility Smart Meter fires and explosions played any role in those wildfires?...

Jun 26 11:53

Scott Adams: All the News, With Coffee

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1143881650389917698

Congress is incompetent and despicable…dead father and child
Reviewing Jared Kushner’s TOP SHELF persuasion techniques
Democrat debates tonight, I’ll be live tweeting it
Project Veritas video, Google person says VERY disturbing things
Is it time to regulate social media platforms?
My friend with a TERRIBLE case of TDS…he BELIEVES new accuser
He feels her accusation is credible…and he saw CNN interview
Balaji S. Srinivasan’s insight about the future of multiple identities
Brian Stelter confused why he can’t find credible pushback sources
Andrew Yang’s $1,000 per month offer…smart, efficient politicking
Erik Finman’s prediction that Bitcoin will jump up…and then it did
Erik calls out high potential of the WHEN

Jun 26 10:56

The History of Cellular Network Security Doesn’t Bode Well for 5G

By EFF Threat Lab

There’s been quite a bit of media hype about the improvements 5G is set to supposedly bring to users, many of which are no more than telecom talking points. One aspect of the conversation that’s especially important to get right is whether or not 5G will bring much-needed security fixes to cell networks. Unfortunately, we will still need to be concerned about these issues—and more—in 5G...

Jun 26 08:24

New Flyer and Website All About The Bees Being Harmed by 5G

By B.N. Frank

In February, telecom industry representatives gave congressional testimony that they have no scientific evidence that 5G is safe. Many studies say it’s not. Regardless, 5G is being installed everywhere despite worldwide opposition and warnings from doctors, scientists, environmentalists and many other credible sources...

Jun 26 07:36

Facebook to Hand Over Users’ Info to French Govt For “Hate Speech” Prosecutions

By Chris Menahan

Facebook is going to work in concert with the government of France to rat out its own users so they can be prosecuted for “hate speech.”

The move comes just three months after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pledged a “privacy-focused” overhaul of the social network...

Jun 25 15:48

“Surveillance Capitalism”: Toronto Urged to Abandon Google’s Smart City

By Derrick Broze

The “Smart City” Quayside project in Toronto, Canada continues to receive criticism from privacy advocates as well as current and former members of the project.

Quayside is a smart city located on 12 acres of waterfront property southeast of downtown Toronto, Canada. The city represents a joint effort by the Canadian government agency Waterfront Toronto and Sidewalk Labs, which is owned by Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc...

Jun 25 12:01

FLASHBACK - DC security robot quits job by drowning itself in a fountain

We don’t yet know the full story of what happened, but it appears the robot — a Knightscope K5 — ran itself right into a water fountain inside an office complex. No word on whether it survived its injury or why the incident occurred. Did it hate its job? Did it just overhear some horrifying news? Did it realize that the future is not, in fact, now?

Jun 25 11:24

Scott Adams: Thorium Reactors Saving the World, Border Funding

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1143519311794855941

Healthcare cost transparency EO (cost reduction) by President Trump
Whomever is willing to torture border children the longest…wins!
Solutions to REDUCE or ELIMINATE kids being tortured
CNN does multiple interviews of newest nutty accuser
Iran spokesman says “White House is afflicted by mental retardation”
President Trump asks…why are WE paying to protect others countries?
Guest: Kirk Sorensen, Nuclear and aerospace expert
Startup company, developing a thorium reactor
BENEFITS of a thorium reactor versus uranium
Follow Kirk: @KirkSorensen
Project Veritas has confirmed Google CAN affect things…if they want
In the long-run, algorithms WILL evolve to contain political bias
The problem with Bernie’s“free education” plan
Elizabeth Warren’s “gay reparations” plan based on prior tax policies

Jun 25 10:23

Duel 5G Antennas On Property Roof In Pennsylvania: Do You Want Them On Your House?

By Catherine J. Frompovich

How would YOU like to have apparent 5G antennas similar to the parallel arrays on the roof of this house in Downington, Pennsylvania? That may become an extremely scary reality IF and WHEN mass 5G rollouts spread across towns, boroughs, cities, counties and states across the USA...

Jun 25 09:52

RETAILERS ARE JUDGING CONSUMERS BY USING SECRET "SURVEILLANCE SCORES"

China isn’t the only country with a draconian “social credit score” system — there’s one quite a bit like it operating in the U.S. Except that it’s being run by American businesses, not the government. There’s plenty of evidence that retailers have been using a technique called “surveillance scoring” for decades in which consumers are given a secret score by an algorithm to give them a different price — but for the same goods and services.

Jun 25 07:34

Aggression Detectors: The Unproven, Invasive Surveillance Technology Schools Are Using to Monitor Students

ProPublica

Ariella Russcol specializes in drama at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Queens, New York, and the senior’s performance on this April afternoon didn’t disappoint. While the library is normally the quietest room in the school, her ear-piercing screams sounded more like a horror movie than study hall. But they weren’t enough to set off a small microphone in the ceiling that was supposed to detect aggression.

A few days later, at the Staples Pathways Academy in Westport, Connecticut, junior Sami D’Anna inadvertently triggered the same device with a less spooky sound — a coughing fit from a lingering chest cold. As she hacked and rasped, a message popped up on its web interface: “StressedVoice detected.”...

Jun 25 07:19

Gillette Stadium’s Facial Recognition Can Identify Fans Before They Enter The Stadium

By MassPrivateI

One of the NFL’s premiere franchises, the New England Patriots is using “Evolve Edge” millimeter wave/facial recognition scanners to identify fans before they enter Gillette Stadium.

According to Evolv Edge’s brochure, their scanners use facial recognition to identify everyone...

Jun 25 07:16

Hackers Hit Global Telcos, Steal Large Amounts of Personal and Corporate Data

By Sean Walton

Hackers have broken into the systems of more than a dozen global telecom companies and taken large amounts of personal and corporate data, researchers from a cyber security company said on Tuesday, identifying links to previous Chinese cyber-espionage campaigns.

Investigators at U.S.-Israeli cybersecurity firm Cybereason said the attackers compromised companies in more than 30 countries and aimed to gather information on individuals in government, law enforcement and politics...

Jun 25 06:31

Why I Refuse to Stay Home Despite Terrorists, Mass Shooters, Invasive Airport Security, and Other Villains

By Daisy Luther

I like to travel to foreign lands and go to concerts. There are certain films I want to see at the theater with a giant tub of popcorn in my lap. (Some movies are just so much better on the big screen!) To me, Disneyworld really is the happiest place on earth. I love going alone to places I’ve never been and exploring on foot for hours. I like to eat out at restaurants and have you actually visited a place if you haven’t partaken in some local street food?

I have the soul of a nomad. I’m happiest when I’m going to new places and experiencing new things. I’ve got a bucket list 3 pages long and I intend to check off every single thing on it...

Jun 25 06:20

Spying Police Robots (Daleks) Coming To A City Near You

By MassPrivateI

Six years ago, I predicted that Knightscope robots (Daleks) might replace police officers, and it appears that I was right.

According to CBS Los Angeles, the Huntington Park Police Department is using a Knightscope K5 robot to patrol public areas like parks and city buildings...

Jun 24 13:35

Robots may care for you in old age – and your children will teach them

By Patricia Shaw, Aberystwyth University

NB Editor’s Note: We are by no means endorsing this type of future. Nevertheless, we have to be aware of what scientists are working on so that we can reject or oppose what they are offering if we disagree.

It’s likely that before too long, robots will be in the home to care for older people and help them live independently. To do that, they’ll need to learn how to do all the little jobs that we might be able to do without thinking. Many modern AI systems are trained to perform specific tasks...

Jun 24 11:45

Insider Blows Whistle & Exec Reveals Google Plan to Prevent “Trump situation” in 2020 on Hidden Cam

- Insider: Google “is bent on never letting somebody like Donald Trump come to power again.”

- Google Head of Responsible Innovation Says Elizabeth Warren “misguided” on “breaking up Google”

- Google Exec Says Don’t Break Us Up: “smaller companies don’t have the resources” to “prevent next Trump situation”

- Insider Says PragerU And Dave Rubin Content Suppressed, Targeted As “Right-Wing”

- LEAKED Documents Highlight “Machine Learning Fairness” and Google’s Practices to Make Search Results “fair and equitable”

- Documents Appear to Show “Editorial” Policies That Determine How Google Publishes News

- Insider: Google Violates “letter of the law” and “spirit of the law” on Section 230

Jun 24 11:39

Scott Adams: Middle East Peace, Project Veritas, Trump = JFK, Advice for Kamala Harris

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1143156917138624512

Senior Google Executive, Jen Gennai and Project Veritas
Google is a Gatekeeper of our reality
Should an algorithm ever be put on trial?
The point where algorithms program themselves is almost here
NBA will no longer call team owners…”owners”
Bernie’s surprisingly strong plan to tax wall street for free everything
It MIGHT actually work
Top Saudi diplomat says the “age of war with Israel is over”
Palestinians reject Jared Kushner peace plan
They rejected $50 Billion…on principal? That’s just stupid
Knitting site Ravelry, bans Trump discussions as white supremacy
Joel Pollack’s article comparing JFK and President Trump
Fixing Kamala’s biggest problem, her unconfident laugh and smile
it’s subordinate, submissive, NOT Presidential

Jun 24 11:08

Google Using AI To Meddle In 2020 Election, Prevent 'Next Trump Situation': Veritas

A new undercover exposé by Project Veritas reveals that the company is programming its machine learning algorithms in order to avoid the "next Trump situation."

"We all got screwed over in 2016, again it wasn’t just us, it was, the people got screwed over, the news media got screwed over, like, everybody got screwed over so we’re rapidly been like, what happened there and how do we prevent it from happening again," said longtime Google employee and head of "Responsible Innovation," Jen Gennai.

"We’re also training our algorithms, like, if 2016 happened again, would we have, would the outcome be different?" she added.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have to wonder at the delicious irony of this lady's title, and what she is actually proposing to do, in her capacity as "Responsible Innovation, DICK WITH US ELECTION RESULTS?!?

I believe that attempting to do so, is a federal crime, punishing by law. As explained at ELECTIONS: VIOLATIONS OF ELECTION LAWS

Jen, were I you, I would immediately look for some other line of work; because keeping up at this, may get you time in the Slammer; and not at a Club Fed.

Jun 24 11:02

A $25 RASPBERRY PI WAS USED TO HACK NASA'S MISSION SYSTEM

In another bizarre ‘How on earth was it possible?’ news, one of NASA’s labs was hacked last year by a $25 Raspberry Pi Device. This news comes after a survey was taken of the breach and related security issues in NASA.

Unbelievable.

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which is specifically designed to send robots to space was hacked last year. The hacker took 500 MB of important data which was all about the next missions that NASA was involved in. How? Well, they simply used a $25 Raspberry Pi which successfully breached through the paltry security of the place.

Not much of a genius, then?

Jun 24 10:09

Raspberry Pi 4 Model B review: This board really can replace your PC

There are the expected upgrades: the leap to 4GB of fast memory, support for 4K displays, true gigabit Ethernet, the bump in processor speed to 1.5GHz, the inclusion of USB 3.0, and move to a new, more modern system-on-chip. But there are also surprises: the ability to run dual displays and moving past the $35 price tag that's been in place since the first board launched in 2012.

Breaking the Raspberry Pi's $35 ceiling may seem controversial to some, but, to me, it feels sensible to give users more choice.

The base Raspberry Pi 4 Model B is still available for $35 with 1GB LPDDR4 memory, but for the first time users can pay more to get more memory, with a $45 Raspberry Pi 4 offering 2GB memory and a $55 board 4GB memory.

Most importantly, that bump in memory has unlocked what is possible with the Raspberry Pi and how comfortable it feels to use.

Jun 24 09:02

Next 10 years of Bitcoin, with Vin Armani, Tone Vays, Jeffrey Tucker, Chris Pacia, and Yury Polozov

By Naomi Brockwell

At PorcFest we discuss the first 10 years of bitcoin, and the next 10 years. What role do we expect govt to play? Where will BTC stand compared with other coins? How has Bitcoin changed people’s understanding of money?

Fantastic panel featuring Tone Vays, Jeffrey Tucker, Chris Pacia, Vin Armani and Yury Polozov.

Jun 24 08:37

A $25 RASPBERRY PI WAS USED TO HACK NASA'S MISSION SYSTEM

SOURCE: TRUTHTHEORY.COM

By Mayukh Saha / Truth Theory

In another bizarre ‘How on earth was it possible?’ news, one of NASA’s labs was hacked last year by a $25 Raspberry Pi Device. This news comes after a survey was taken of the breach and related security issues in NASA.

Unbelievable.

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which is specifically designed to send robots to space was hacked last year. The hacker took 500 MB of important data which was all about the next missions that NASA was involved in. How? Well, they simply used a $25 Raspberry Pi which successfully breached through the paltry security of the place.

Not much of a genius, then?

What is Raspberry Pi?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!

Jun 24 08:34

HUNDREDS OF 737 MAX PILOTS SUE BOEING OVER 'UNPRECEDENTED COVER-UP"

SOURCE: ZEROHEDGE
Over 400 pilots have joined a class-action lawsuit against Boeing, accusing the company of an "unprecedented cover-up" of "known design flaws" on the company's top-selling 737 MAX, according to the Australian Broadcasting Company.

The MAX, first put into service in 2017, was involved in two fatal crashes over the course of a year; the first off the coast of Indonesia in October 2018, killing 189 - and the second in Ethiopia, killing 157.

The lawsuit, filed by a plaintiff who goes by "Pilot X" in court documents out of "fear of reprisal from Boeing and discrimination from Boeing customers," accuses the Chicago-based aviation giant of "an unprecedented cover-up of the known design flaws of the MAX, which predictably resulted in the crashes of two MAX aircraft and subsequent grounding of all MAX aircraft worldwide."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good; it is high time that one of our aircraft manufacturers take full responsibility for what happened with the MAX design.

I would love to see whoever signed off on this, at Boeing, tried, convicted, and jailed for a long, long time, to let other aircraft manufacturers understand that this is NOT something they can do, and with which they can get away.

Jun 24 08:05

Is This The End Of Diet Soda?

As concerns about health epidemics plague the nation, demand and sales of diet soda have plunged as consumers try to make better choices. As WeSupportOrganic.com reported recently, Aspartame (the main sweetener for diet soda – check the labels) is regarded by scientists as one of the most dangerous ingredients used in our food supply, who have linked it to seizures and a host of other major health issues including fatal cardiovascular events.

In a newly published study [1] (presented in 2014 at the American College of Cardiology, Washington D.C.), 60,000 women were sampled over ten years. It was shown that women who drink two or more diet drinks a day have much higher cardiovascular disease rates and are more likely to die from the disease.

“30% more likely to have a heart attack or stroke, 50% more likely to die from related disease…”

Jun 24 07:55

US-CHINA ECONOMIC WARFARE: CHINESE ENTERPRISES BLACKLISTED BY THE US

SOURCE: GLOBALRESEARCH.CA

The US considers China a strategic adversary. Waging war on the China by other means makes reconciling major bilateral differences all the harder.

According to a US Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) document, 143 tech-related Chinese enterprises have been blacklisted from the US market.

They include companies involved in producing aviation related products, semiconductors, engineering, as well as other high-tech products and components.

Falsely claiming these enterprises act “contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States” is cover for wanting corporate America to have a leg up on Chinese competition.

On Friday, the BIS added five more Chinese tech enterprises to its blacklist, further heightening bilateral tensions ahead of China’s President Xi Jinping’s scheduled meeting with Trump for talks later this week at the Osaka, Japan G20 summit.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, but I have a very clear understanding of how trade wars, can morph quickly into shooting wars; and Mr. President, let me assure you; this would be absolutely the worst time ever to confront China militarily.

You've seen reports on Chinese and Russian weapons technology; the US is not even close here.

And why is that?!? Because of the "cosy" relationships between weapons manufacturers and political candidates, who can steer work their way. Henceforward, there should be NO money received at the state or national level, from major contractors, or subcontractors for these products. There should be a vetting process before our military ever try these weaons.

And if companies cannot perform, in terms of offering new, less costly technologies which consistently get delivered on time, and as advertised, there should be a clause in all defense contracts that by not doing so, that company can no longer compete for federal defense contracts.

Jun 24 07:52

With old trade wars reigniting and new ones being invented, telecommunications is faced with an existential crisis. To survive, it must establish a global standard for a globe that no longer seems to want one.

With old trade wars reigniting and new ones being invented, telecommunications is faced with an existential crisis. To survive, it must establish a global standard for a globe that no longer seems to want one.

Jun 24 07:43

GOOGLE'S CHROME WEB BROWSER "HAS BECOME SPY SOFTWARE"

SOURCE: ZERO HEDGE

Google's Chrome is essentially spy software according to Washington Post tech columnist Geoffrey Fowler, who spent a week analyzing the popular browser and concluded that it "looks a lot like surveillance software."

Fowler has since switched to Mozilla's Firefox because of its default privacy settings, and says that it was easier than one might imagine.

My tests of Chrome vs. Firefox unearthed a personal data caper of absurd proportions. In a week of Web surfing on my desktop, I discovered 11,189 requests for tracker “cookies” that Chrome would have ushered right onto my computer but were automatically blocked by Firefox. These little files are the hooks that data firms, including Google itself, use to follow what websites you visit so they can build profiles of your interests, income and personality.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Those currently using Chrome as your default browser, may want to take a good look as to whether this software is tracking you in areas you don't want to be tracked.

IF you decide to disable the software, or have it disabled, it would probably make sense to make absolutely certain that any vestige of the program is completely disabled, and that may be harder to do than you might have imagined.

Jun 24 07:17

More Big Tech fascism: Mailchimp shuts down GreenMedInfo newsletter for sharing science about vaccines

Just as we predicted, Big Tech’s censorship crusade is now breaching the bounds of social media and influencing digital service providers, which are increasingly shutting down access to clients that engage in politically-incorrect speech.

The email service provider Mailchimp, as one of the latest examples, has reportedly shut down the email newsletter of GreenMedInfo, which had been reaching as many as 300,000 people worldwide.

According to GreenMedInfo, the termination was sudden, and was predicated upon Mailchimp’s disapproval of GreenMedInfo sharing scientific information about vaccines that contradicts the official government narrative that all vaccines are 100 percent safe and effective.

Jun 24 07:14

Thousands of dodgy copycat apps identified in Google Play Store

A two year study has discovered 2040 malware-laden counterfeit apps in Android app store, Google Play.

Researchers from the University of Sydney and CSIRO’s Data61 investigated more than a million apps available on Google Play, discovering a huge number impersonated popular games and contained malware.

Other fake apps were malware-free but requested “dangerous” data access permissions. Games Temple Run, Free Flow and Hill Climb Racing were among the most commonly counterfeited.

Jun 23 18:40

Discovery of a 'holy grail' with the invention of universal computer memory

A new type of computer memory to solve the digital technology energy crisis has been invented and patented by scientists. The device is the realization of the decades long search for a 'Universal Memory' to replace the $100 billion market for Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) and flash drives. It promises to transform daily life with its ultra-low energy consumption, allowing computers which do not need to boot up and which could sleep between key strokes.

Jun 23 18:35

NSA Starts Contributing Low-Level Code to UEFI BIOS Alternative

The NSA has started assigning developers to the Coreboot project, which is an open source alternative to Windows BIOS/UEFI firmware. The NSA's Eugene Myers has begun contributing SMI Transfer Monitor (STM) implementation code for the x86 processor. Myers works for NSA’s Trusted Systems Research Group, which according to the agency’s website, is meant to “conduct and sponsor research in the technologies and techniques which will secure America's information systems of tomorrow.”

Jun 23 10:04

Mass Surveillance Is Coming to a City Near YouA tech entrepreneur wants to track the residents of a high-crime American community.

The tech entrepreneur Ross McNutt wants to spend three years recording outdoor human movements in a major U.S. city, KMOX news radio reports.

If that sounds too dystopian to be real, you’re behind the times. McNutt, who runs Persistent Surveillance Systems, was inspired by his stint in the Air Force tracking Iraqi insurgents. He tested mass-surveillance technology over Compton, California, in 2012. In 2016, the company flew over Baltimore, feeding information to police for months (without telling city leaders or residents) while demonstrating how the technology works to the FBI and Secret Service.

The goal is noble: to reduce violent crime.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How do you "prevent" violent crime? What this guy is explaining, is full-frontal surveillance, not crime prevention.

City and State legislators understand how to prevent crime, or at least, most of it. And what is key is that:

1. We educate all of our children, as though it matters for all our kids. Be on the cutting edge of changes in the workforce, and how they will effect your students when they graduate, so that they will be educated for those jobs which will still exist in American society.

2. Lower class size, so that kids who are behind the 8-ball educationally, can catch up. Because if you lose a kid in elementary school, that young adult will probably put himself, or herself in harm's way, (stealing, running drugs, and winding up in prisons with no real hope for behaviour modifications, to prevent these episodes from happening in the future.)

3. Teachers, stay as close to the parents (or legal guardians) of the kids you teach as possible, maybe face timing, or Skyping with them, on a monthly basis.

4. Analyze why private schools are having more success in teaching children, than do most public school teachers are right now, according to open-sourced records.

5. Find out what really works, in a way that makes kids excited about coming to school on a daily basis.

6. Cities and States in the US, start legalizing all drugs, to take a big bite of cartel revenue; if you do this, then kids will become less incentivized to get involved with gangs.

7. Stop "teaching to the test", because at the end of the day, each child has their own unique way of understanding material. If they are right in their understanding, so much the better, but let them come to the answers by independent means.

8. And get rid of teachers' unions. Once tenured, a really not-well-performing teacher, is almost impossible to fire, no matter what they have done, or not done.

9. Teach kids to work collaboratively; working with and within a group, gives kids the opportunity to work with others, respectfully, and intelligently; that is never a handicap, for the people who learn these skills early.

I know that I have said a few things here that are going to get me in deep "kim chee" (hot water), particularly with teachers and teachers' unions; but perhaps, these are words which needed to be said, particularly at this moment in time, when our kids are having a hard time learning, and are not measuring up to the academic accomplishments of other kids internationally, along with some horrible insights about inner-city public schools in this country:

Can you skip 47 days of high School, and still graduate?!? The story goes on to state:

"Can you skip 47 days of class and still graduate? In Maryland's largest school system, the answer is yes. But the larger question is, in make up tests, how are these kids managing to get a passing grade without attending classes?

A Formula for Failure in L.A. Schools - Los Angeles Times

Developing Countries Lead in Education Innovation: Old-line government schools are failing many children, especially in low-income neighborhoods.

U.S. students’ academic achievement still lags that of their peers in many other countries

And we have a google reference to the following: "The U.S. ranks 17th in educational performance. According to the report, The Learning Curve, developed by the Economist Intelligence Unit, the United States ranks seventeenth out of forty countries ranked in overall educational performance. Finland ranks first."

Government School Cheating Scandal; How teachers learned to cheat

And Mr. President, in order to "make America Great Again", you have to make American education the best in the world, in order that it "stay great."

You're welcome!!

Jun 23 09:31

Watch: Dishwashing Robot Cleans Plates At Restaurant 

A new wave of investments in automation is expected to eliminate 20% to 25% of current jobs by 2030 (40 million displaced jobs). In the latest installment of robots taking jobs, we have found a robot dishwasher that threatens to replace 550,000 jobs in the coming years.

A startup called Dishcraft Robotics is set to disrupt commercial kitchens with robot dishwashers. The new robot is designed to reduce the time and energy that humans spend washing plates by using automation to make sure dishes are cleaned faster and cheaper than a typical human.

Jun 23 08:51

'Surprised He Wasn't Dead': Democratic Aide Convicted of 'Largest Data Theft in Senate History'

He was also convicted of obstruction of justice after attempting to silence a witness by threatening to release the private health information of a Senator's children, bullying an individual into helping him 'wipe down' the scene of his burglaries, and attempting to destroy evidence in his apartment.

Jackson Cosko, a Democratic party IT consultant who carried out the “largest data theft in Senate history” as part of an “extraordinary” and “vicious” plot to harm Republicans by ‘doxxing’ them, has been sentenced to four years in prison.

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