[The following articles are excerpts of interest from the noted writers] FACEBOOK Consumer Reports 2019 Facebook has filed a patent to allow them to gauge your emotions as you browse online. JB >>>>>
FACEBOOK Lucas Nolan Breitbart News 7-15-19 Forbes reports that Australian cyber researcher Edin Jusupovic recently claimed on Twitter that Facebook is embedding “hidden codes” in photos that users upload to the site to track how many people see and share the photos. The “IPTC special instructions” that Jusupovic describes are essentially digital watermarks embedded in image metadata by Facebook, which the company can then access again at a later date. One user on Reddit explained it simply stating: “It is yet another way to learn associations between people.” JB >>>>>
GOOGLE: News Target 07/15/2019 / By JD Heyes Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal, blasted fellow Silicon Valley giant Google during a speech at the National Conservatism conference in Washington, D.C., over the weekend for agreeing to work with Communist China and shunning technology projects involving the U.S. military. As he opened his speech, the billionaire investor cited Google’s attempts to work out a deal with Beijing to develop a tightly-controlled search engine after letting lapse a U.S. Defense Department contract that would have given the American military access to the company’s powerful artificial intelligence tools.
Government: 07/11/2019 / By JD Heyes In a recent column, libertarian and former Reagan administration official Paul Craig Roberts analyzes this from the perspective of the 2020 Census. Specifically, Roberts wonders how it is that the Judicial Branch permits regular, serial abuses of our constitutionally guaranteed rights but refuses to allow the government to find out how many people in our country are actually citizens.