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EU President: "Unbridled Power Held " By Big Tech CEOs Must Be "Reined In"

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen informed President-elect Joe Biden ahead of today’s inauguration that Silicon Valley CEOs have no authority to decide on laws and rules, according to RT News.  Von der Leyen said in a speech on Wednesday to the European Parliament that the incoming Biden administration must begin to regulate big…

Censored by Facebook and Twitter? New Bill Allows Users to Sue Big Tech for Being Silenced

By Matt Agorist Everyone reading this article right now has likely experienced or knows someone who has experienced some form of social media censorship. Whether your entirely peaceful post was “removed for violating community guidelines” or you were unceremoniously silenced for life, Facebook and Twitter censorship affects millions. No matter what degree of big tech…

If Martin Luther King Jr. Were Alive Today, Big Tech Would’ve Already Banned Him

By Matt Agorist Earlier this month, Donald Trump and 70,000,000 of his supporters were wiped off of Facebook and Twitter in a coordinated move by big tech censors. This move was largely praised by the left as the vitriol spewed by many of these folks, including the president, was inflammatory, offensive, and some of it…

Tech Supremacy: Silicon Valley Can No Longer Conceal Its Power

Authored by Niall Ferguson via The Spectator, ‘To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle,’ George Orwell famously observed. He was talking not about everyday life but about politics, where it is ‘quite easy for the part to be greater than the whole or for two objects to be in…

Families, Not the Government, Should Regulate Big Tech

By Kerry McDonald I watched The Social Dilemma with my 12-year-old son this week and it couldn’t be more timely. A Netflix original docu-drama that was released last fall, The Social Dilemma emphasizes how the underlying algorithms and business models of social media companies keep us hooked and could contribute to polarization. Most of the…

Big Tech Isn't As Clean As You Think

Authored by Irene Slav via OilPrice.com, They are among the biggest – and most generous – backers of the renewable energy shift. They are advertising themselves as environmentally responsible companies that source their raw materials from ethical locations and cutting the offering of products that consumers don’t use to reduce packaging-related emissions. And they are…

Software Engineer Exposes Big Tech Censorship Strategies Which Include Use of AI and “Blacklists”

By B.N. Frank Big Tech continues to be criticized for excessive public surveillance (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6), neglecting to reduce and recycle toxic Electronic Waste (E-Waste), endangering humanity with the misuse of Artificial Intelligence (AI), and of course, censorship. A 2-part segment about increasing internet censorship was featured on this week’s episode…

The Big Tech Exodus Has Begun – Join Us! (Updated)

By Activist Post UPDATE: Here’s another reminder of where to find us as the Big Tech purge goes into overdrive with the latest round of excuses for its fascism. Please keep in mind that these platforms are seeing unprecedented surges of interest, so they may be glitchy as things scale up. Big Tech can’t seem…

Treasury Yields, Bitcoin And Small Caps Soar; Tech And Dollar Tumble On Possible Georgia Blue Sweep

Bond yields, bitcoin and small cap stocks surged while tech stocks and the dollar tumbled on Wednesday on the prospect of more stimulus and tougher tech regulation if Democrats take control of the U.S. Senate following a run-off election in Georgia. Stocks in Europe rose and those in Asia were mixed as traders digested what’s…

Researchers Say Big Tech Has to Do More to Reduce Toxic E-Waste Levels. Making Phones with Longer Life Spans Would Help

By B.N. Frank Materials needed to make digital, electronic, and wireless devices and infrastructure are often referred to as “Conflict Minerals” because of their devastating environmental and humanitarian costs which include massive amounts of toxic Electronic Waste being added to landfills. Earlier this year, the U.N. warned that 82% of E-Waste is NOT being recycled…

High Tech Police Surveillance of Protests and Activism: Year in Review 2020

By Matthew Guariglia This summer’s Black-led protest movement against police violence was one of the largest political movements in the history of the United States–and with it, came a massive proliferation of government surveillance technology aimed at activists and demonstrators. EFF has been standing up for the right to protest without being surveilled for 30…

COVID-19 and Surveillance Tech: Year in Review 2020

By Adam Schwartz Location tracking apps. Spyware to enforce quarantine. Immunity passports. Throughout 2020, governments around the world deployed invasive surveillance technologies to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. But heavy-handed tactics like these undercut public trust in government, precisely when trust is needed most. They also invade our privacy and chill our free speech. And all…

Richie Allen Interviews Spiro Skouras About Recent Big Tech Suspension and Much More

By Richie Allen On the last Richie Allen Show of 2020, Richie is joined by the independent journalist, Spiro Skouras. Spiro and Richie chat about UK government claims of a new faster spreading Coronavirus mutation, Health Freedom Passports and their implications for employees, the 4th Industrial Revolution, claims of a UN army of voluntary trolls,…

“Smart Home” Tech in U.S. and Europe Succumbs to Google Outage

By B.N. Frank Privacy and security experts have been warning about cybersecurity risks with “Smart Home” technology for many years. There have been countless reports about people being spied on and taunted by hackers (see 1, 2, 3, 4). Of course, manufacturers collect personal data too – often without users’ knowledge or consent. Mozilla just…

Creepiest Tech Guide of 2020 – Activity Trackers, Wireless Headphones, Smart Speakers, OMG!

By B.N. Frank For many years experts have warned about privacy AND cybersecurity risks associated with “Smart” (see 1, 2, 3), wireless, and Internet of Things (IoT) devices and technology (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6). Thanks to Mozilla for publishing their 2020 guide to help you determine which products are too invasive for…

The Big Tech Exodus Has Begun – Join Us! (Updated)

By Activist Post It’s been a long time coming and we still have a long way to go, but we can now confidently say that an era of new media has begun. Over the last several years, we have clearly seen the writing on the wall that Big Tech would start getting far more aggressive…

Laser Hacking from Afar: Vehicles, Smart Home Tech, Medical Devices, Industrial and Space Systems

By B.N. Frank There seems to be no shortage of bizarre and terrifying reports about “smart” and wireless devices – including utility “Smart” Meters and medical devices – being vulnerable to cyberattacks (see 1, 2). At least one video has been posted online that demonstrates how to break into a smart home with a laser….

Scottie’s Tech: “Wireless Charging is a Disaster Waiting to Happen” and Other Reasons to Not Want a Wireless Charger

By B.N. Frank Security experts have warned for years that wireless devices are easy to hack. There have been countless reports about hackers taking advantage of their vulnerability (see 1, 2, 3, 4). They have also warned about hackers being able to start fires through computers, phones, and modern power supplies. Also concerning – last…

More New Wearable COVID Tech That Constantly Tracks and Zaps People

By B.N. Frank There seems to be no shortage of invasive technology being invented, deployed, and worn in an effort to detect COVID-19 symptoms and/or track people’s whereabouts and personal encounters. Devices are being worn by American military personnel, American employees (see 1, 2), school children and staff, NFL players and staff, and perhaps others….

Tech Adviser Primed For “Major Role” In Biden Admin Recently Authored Book Denouncing Section 230

The frontrunner to be Joe Biden’s technology adviser is seen as someone who would likely pave the way to more technology regulation. And among that regulation could be a roll back of the coveted Section 230, which big tech companies have been hiding behind while selectively censoring their users in the name of wokeness.  As…

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