AI Fail: 1-5 California Lawmakers Mistaken for Criminals

The LA Times is reporting that in a test of a proposed facial recognition system designed to help law enforcement identify criminal suspects, 1-5 California lawmakers were erroneously identified as being part of a criminal photo database set. OK, I can hear the jokes – I mean they ARE lawyers and politicians, so was the Read More …

Amazon Ring and the Cops

In another example of why you shouldn’t trust mega-tech “cloud” companies with your home security, Vice News and GovTech have reported that Amazon is now coaching police how to obtain users’ Ring camera footage without a warrant. If that fails, the cops go directly to Amazon, and the company is more than likely to cooperate. Read More …

Jen Gennai: Posterchild for Section 230 Reform

Jen Gennai is Irish and the Head of “Responsible Innovation, Global Affairs at Google”. I don’t know whether Ms. Gennai has taken the U.S. Naturalization exam, but studying for that civics test, one will find many references to America’s cherished freedoms of speech and expression. I don’t think Ms. Gennai has much regard for America’s Read More …

Another Reason to Dump Social Media

If the corrosive toxicity, dystopian censorship, or living in an information bubble of no utility were not enough, how about the banning of non obscene common words devoid of context? Jack Dorsey, sovereign lord of Twatter has issued a command that henceforth, the word “Honk” violates “community standards“ – no shit. To clarify, “Honk” has Read More …

It’s Time for Congress to Curtail Section 230 Protections for Tech Giants

User content is now routinely removed and edited by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Instagram, et al, and it is increasingly evident they are doing so strictly along ideological lines. Moreover, users are routinely censored or banned for “hate speech” and other “terms of service” violations for simply expressing non-defamatory views void of obscenity or other non-1A Read More …

Another Epic Cloud Fail

On June 2nd Google Cloud services experienced a “major outage” of heretofore, unknown origin. The result? People with Nest thermostats couldn’t control the temperature in their houses. Others with “smart locks” or networked garage door openers couldn’t get into their own homes. Social media and other data storage and sharing apps went into lock-down – Read More …

Salesforce: More Reasons to Distrust the “Cloud” aka Someone Else’s Server

Increasing numbers of businesses and individuals are flocking to “turnkey” cloud-based solutions – lured by their rich features, user friendliness, and ease of deployment. But there is a very dark side to abdicating one’s information management and physical hosting to the control of private third party data vendors. Cloud-based Customer Relationship Management (CRM) giant Salesforce Read More …

The EU Just Blew-Up the Internet

Tuesday, March 26, 2019, the European Parliament voted to approve new Internet regulations across all member nations. Of particular concern are Articles 11 and 13 of the new law. The provisions of Article 11 require anyone – individual or corporate – to pay a licensing fee for URL links that they publish. This is being Read More …

The Silicon Valley False Flag Operation to Suppress Voters and Blame Russia

The Washington Post reported today that Linked-In founder Reid Hoffman financed a false flag disinformation operation using social media to influence the Alabama Senate primary election. The principal target was GOP primary candidate Roy Moore, and one of the goals of the operation was to: “…suppress unpersuadable Republicans (hard R’s) and faction moderate Republicans by Read More …

So let me get this straight…..

Google won’t approve an Android app for Gab, but it will approve an app for reporting “blasphemy” of Islam and the prophet Mohammed?  Okee dokee. Make sure you visit the app website and hit the “translate” button so you can read the comments.  Many people even in the Islamic world, are less than thrilled about Read More …