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Big Tech Is Big Brother

George Orwell’s fictionalized world where Big Brother reigns supreme is no longer a figment of the imagination, but a prophetic vision of present-day threats. Brent Bozell, founder of the Media Research Center, explains how and why Big Tech is making Orwell’s 1984 a 21st-century reality. Transcript: The year is 1984. One company – Microsoft – dominates the computer world. It’s ...

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Al Jzeera + Tricks Liberal Americans Into Spreading Anti-American Propaganda, Experts Say

AJ+, an arm of Al Jazeera, is a major video creator on Facebook, making viral videos emphasizing purported racism, sexism, labor exploitation and homophobia in America. AJ+ is owned by Qatar, a nation with notable human rights issues. Critics say Qatar is engaging in foreign meddling in U.S. politics similar to Russia and that it is using identity politics to ...

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Trump’s DOJ Prepares An Antitrust Investigation Into Google’s Business Practice

The Department of Justice is preparing an antitrust probe against Google’s search engine and business model, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday night, citing people familiar with the issue. It would be the first such investigation since the Federal Trade Commission conducted an investigation of Google but closed it in 2013 without taking action. The FTC and DOJ have discussed ...

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Twitter Temporarily Suspends Conservative Pundit Erick Erickson Over Sen. Liz Warren Joke

Twitter temporarily suspended conservative pundit Erick Erickson Friday morning for tweeting a joke about Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Erickson, a blogger at The Resurgent, was suspended for tweeting: “Elizabeth Warren set to introduce the Wrecking American Prosperity Under Marxism, or WAMPUM Act, wherein she gives everything away for free.” He received a notification Friday that the tweet violates Twitter’s ...

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Here’s What Happened When A Conservative Investors Asked Facebook To Diversify Its Board

Facebook’s board of directors dismissed a group of conservative shareholder’s proposal to encourage the company to add conservative voices to its board. The National Center for Public Policy Research’s conservative shareholder activist arm, Free Enterprise Project(FEP), introduced the proposal Thursday and requested the company act more proactively to diversify its board. The group attempted a similar ploy during a May ...

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Science Reveals How Newborn Babies Sleep

(Image source: Pixabay | Image author: smpratt90) Did you know that newborn babies can sleep anywhere between 16 to 17 hours a day? When your baby is first born they will spend well over half the day asleep, but why do babies need so much sleep and how can you encourage your child to develop mature sleeping patterns? Newborns and ...

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Irony: Hillary Clinton To Give Keynote Speech At Cyber Security Summit

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Hillary Clinton, who used a private email server as secretary of state, will speak at a cyber defense summit later this year, it was announced on Thursday. FireEye, a cybersecurity company based in California, announced that Clinton will give the keynote speech at its annual summit in Washington, D.C. in October. “Cyber security is not any one defender’s responsibility, but ...

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REPORT: Iran-Linked Campaigns Used Social Media To Spread Misinformation And Troll Conservative Voters

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Cyberfirm FireEye published a report Tuesday showing that an Iran-based campaign sought to distribute misinformation throughout social media during the midterm elections. Facebook dinged several phony accounts connected to an Iran-backed group seeking to promote pro-Iranian messages in the U.S.  An Iran-backed campaign used Facebook and Twitter accounts to impersonate three Republican congressional candidates. An Iran-backed campaign used various social ...

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Liberals Pounce After Facebook Exec Explains Why Doctored Pelosi Video Is Staying Up

Several liberal pundits and celebrities expressed their dismay after a Facebook executive told CNN Friday night that the company has no intention of nixing a doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Actresses Bette Midler and Alyssa Milano were among a handful of politicians and pundits who complained after Facebook Executive Monika Bickert told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that the company ...

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SpaceX Successfully Launches Starlink Mission

On Thursday, May 23 at 10:30 p.m. EDT SpaceX launched 60 Starlink satellites from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. SpaceX’s Starlink is a next-generation satellite network capable of connecting the globe, especially reaching those who are not yet connected, with reliable and affordable broadband internet services. Falcon 9’s first stage for this mission ...

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Facebook Is Trying To Reduce Political Advertising Ahead Of 2020 Election

As the 2020 election approaches, Facebook says that it has stopped paying employees commissions for the sale of political ads on the social media platform. Political advertisements are now perceived as a “headache” to Facebook, according to former Facebook employees and digital campaign strategist, the Wall Street Journal reports. The alleged Russian meddling in the U.S’s 2016 election has raised ...

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Low complexity chatbots explained

Low complexity is one of the reasons why adoption rate went up in recent years. Yes, there is AI and other factors make it more attractive than ever, but low complexity and scalability are fundamental reasons for this improvement. Previously we discussed chatbots in relation to the US workforce. Now, let’s explore the overall idea in more detail: What is ...

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Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems: Challenges and Opportunities Ahead

Developing high-tech Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) is becoming a goal for technology companies. The automobile market still anticipates the arrival of self-driving cars, and any company that will be the first to hit the market could be in a position to reap big profits. Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems include important features such as emergency-braking systems, lane-departure warnings, forward-collision warnings, traffic-signal recognition, ...

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The American workforce, AI and chatbots in focus

In a dynamic world, US leadership in AI is paramount. Balancing this with the needs of the workforce and creating the right opportunities should be a collective responsibility. The president took aim at balancing the economy by driving the current agenda that will improve job security for the American people. This coincided with geostrategic aims at a time where national ...

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Instagram Explains Why It Effectively Shadow Banned A Pro-Life Group’s Content

Instagram said Tuesday that it inadvertently and incorrectly blocked a pro-life group from accessing a feature on the platform that users often use to make content go viral. “We investigated this issue and found that this account was incorrectly filtered from Explore and hashtags,” a source inside Instagram told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “We have removed this restriction and ...

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