(Jayson Veley) There is a very close (and, some would say, “concerning”) relationship forming between tech giants like Google and Amazon and the U.S. national security establishment. Both of these companies are currently in the process of expanding their presence within the intelligence community and building devices capable of everything from facial recognition to reading the moods of people caught on camera.
(Jay Syrmopoulos) At least a dozen Google employees have resigned in protest over the company collaborating with the Department of Defense by supplying artificial intelligence for a controversial military pilot program for the DoD known as Project Maven, after thousands of employees signed a letter last month asking the company to cancel the Pentagon contract and institute a policy against working for the military.
(Charles Hugh Smith) This is how we end up with a neofeudal society that benefits the Protected Few at the expense of the powerless, exploited Many.
(Vicki Batts) AI machines or programs capable of understanding and executing human thought patterns have been a popular theme in sci-fi for decades. Countless movies and books have explored the possibilities of future AI — and most of it looks pretty darn grim for humans — and now Google’s DeepMind firm could be bringing what was once considered fiction to life. The ushering in of new AI advancements could come at a steep price, as DeepMind trains their AI bot, named Theory of Mind-net, or ToM-net, to understand how humans think.
(John Vibes) More than 3,100 Google employees are calling for the cancellation of a controversial drone program and saying that they want out of the business of war.
(Zero Hedge) The Cambridge Analytica scandal was never really about Cambridge Analytica.
(Matt Agorist) As TFTP reported last week, it was revealed that both the Obama campaign and the Trump campaign used third-party integrations to collect private information on millions of unsuspecting Facebook users.
(John Vibes) When searching for terms that challenged the official narrative of the Parkland shooting, the results on Google varied drastically, compared to other search engines.
(Elliott Gabriel) The “new media” monopolists of Silicon Valley and the once-dominant traditional print media have clearly agreed that the “fake news” frenzy is a convenient pretext to step up their censorship of the internet through new algorithms, allowing them to boost their profit margins and silence opposition through a new framework of “algorithmic censorship.”
(Anti-Media Team) Very silently — and very temporarily — this week Google appeared to have chosen a side in the gun control debate in the wake of the recent school shooting in Florida that left 17 people dead. Disappointingly, that stance involved censorship of what shoppers using the corporation’s search engine could find online. Related WATCH: Hero FL […]
(JD Heyes) A concept first introduced by communications giant AT&T — calls for Congress to pass an “Internet Bill of Rights” (IBOR) — is gaining new converts as well as traction since it was first reported by Infowars in January. Related Google Now Waging All-Out Censorship War Against Conservative Websites Through “Fact Checking” That’s No More Than Biased […]
(Zero Hedge) NSA whistleblower and former CIA employee Edward Snowden slammed Facebook in a Saturday tweet following the suspension of Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL) and its political data analytics firm, Cambridge Analytica, over what Facebook says was imporoper use of collected data.
(The Daily Sheeple) Censorship is here. If you’ve ever wondered what it might have been like to not support the Nazi movement while living in Germany in 1942, it’s exactly what it looks like questioning the mainstream media’s “official narrative” in 2018. Related Fighting Fake News: Back Door Trick to Enact Censorship Source – The Daily Sheeple […]
(Isabelle Z) When we think of the dangers of Google and Facebook for kids, we tend to worry about them stumbling across information that isn’t age-appropriate or that they will become victims of internet predators. However, there is yet another legitimate concern that not everyone takes into account and that even the best parental control […]
(Jayson Veley) Google’s war on conservatism continues.As reported earlier this week by The Daily Caller, the world’s most powerful search engine is now displaying fact checks almost exclusively for conservative and right-of-center publications in its results. Prominent liberal websites, on the other hand, don’t seem to be receiving the same amount of scrutiny. Related The Google […]