Archive For The “Cyber” Category
First described in government documents obtained by Reuters in 2013, parallel construction is when law enforcement originally obtains evidence through a secret surveillance program, then tries to seek it out again, via normal procedure. In essence, law enforcement creates a parallel, alternative story for how it found information. That way, it can hide surveillance techniques from public scrutiny and would-be criminals.
Recently, PragerU filed a lawsuit against video giant YouTube for its systematic censorship of their videos. YouTube has chosen repeatedly to restrict over 30 PragerU videos for violating their “Community Guidelines.” Those guidelines are meant to protect users against viewing sexual, violent or graphic content. If you’ve seen any PragerU videos, you know that they contain nothing even remotely close to any of these categories.
Google/YouTube has freely admitted that the videos were reviewed by humans – not an algorithm – and they determined the videos were “not appropriate for a younger audience.” Think about the millions of actually inappropriate videos on YouTube and then ask yourself, why is our content restricted?
Unfortunately, the answer is all too obvious. YouTube has restricted PragerU videos for one reason only: ideological discrimination.
Can you imagine if the left owned the internet the way it owns our universities?
But the critics of cash have been met by their own critics, who argue that electronic payments can disenfranchise poor people who lack easy access to bank accounts and the internet and can make it much easier for governments and corporations to monitor a person’s every step.
Self-driving cars will totally eliminate traffic deaths, right? Nope. In fact, on rare occasions they’ll choose to kill.
Yesterday, hackers stole $64 million from NiceHash, a company that lets users apply their extra GPUs to mining cryptocurrencies. The attack caused NiceHash to shut down its website for 24 hours, as the site’s payment system was compromised and its bitcoin wallets emptied.
“If strong crypto is outlawed, only outlaws will have strong crypto,” she said.
Really good explanation of why it is smart to encrypt everything you store online in a ‘virtual/cloud drive’ at Google, Microsoft, or Amazon.
In May, when CrowdStrike recommended that we take down our system and rebuild it, the DNC told them to wait a month, because the state primaries for the presidential election were still underway, and the party and the staff needed to be at their computers to manage these efforts,” Brazile wrote in her new book, “Hacks.”