The threats to freedom of thought aren’t coming from the government these days, but from corporate America, says a columnist in the Wall Street Journal.
Kind of a groupthink, which Psychology Today speaks of as the result of members of a group valuing “harmony and coherence over accurate analysis and critical evaluation.”
“It causes individual members of the group to unquestioningly follow the word of the leader and it strongly discourages any disagreement with the consensus,” the group explains.
It’s Mark Epstein who is noting Google and Facebook account for 84 percent of all digital advertising outside China. This, he claims, gives the companies enormous leverage to censor content… more
Do not fear! Just get off these social medias and stop sharing your life on the internet. If your relationship with Jesus Christ is strong and then you know who you are in Christ. You know NO ONE will be able to tell you different or who you are. Jesus is bigger than them! Know who you are in Jesus the Christ!
If someone secretly installed software on your computer that recorded every single keystroke that you made, would you be alarmed? Of course you would be, and that is essentially what is taking place on more than 400 of the most popular websites on the entire Internet.
For a long time we have known that nothing that we do on the Internet is private, but this new revelation is deeply, deeply disturbing. In my novel entitled “The Beginning Of The End”, I attempted to portray the “Big Brother” surveillance grid which is constantly evolving all around us, but even I didn’t know that things were quite this bad.
According to an article that was just published by Ars Technica, when you visit the websites that have installed this secret surveillance code, it is like someday is literally “looking over your shoulder”… read more
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Tucker Carlson of Fox News recently called Google, “The most powerful company in the history of the world.”
That’s an amazing statement, but hard to argue with. There are dozens of internet search engines, but Google controls 81% of the market. The internet holds the world’s data, and the world uses Google to access it.
Early on, the company promised “unbiased and objective” search results. But Google has a point of view. This month, their biases were exposed to the whole world.
It started when Google sent a young engineer, James Damore, to a diversity seminar in China. He later described it as “a lot of just shaming.” On the flight back to the U.S., he wrote a memo about diversity at the company…. read more
opinion: We do not use google to search for information we use startpage, duckduckgo and we use safe browsers like brave and epic. These companies do not track you nor sell your information to others.
Comcast, Verizon and AT&T want to end net neutrality so they can charge extra fees to control what we see & do online. On July 12, we take the first step to stop them. This is a battle for the Internet’s future. Before you do anything else, send a letter to the FCC & Congress now!
What is net neutrality?
Net neutrality is the principle that Internet providers like Comcast & Verizon should not control what we see and do online. In 2015, startups, Internet freedom groups, and 3.7 million commenters won strong net neutrality rules from the US Federal Communication Commission (FCC). The rules prohibit Internet providers from blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization—”fast lanes” for sites that pay, and slow lanes for everyone else.
We are Team Internet. We support net neutrality, freedom of speech.
Nearly everyone who understands and depends on the Internet supports net neutrality, whether they’re startup founders, activists, gamers, politicians, investors, comedians, YouTube stars, or typical Internet users who just want their Internet to work as advertised—regardless of their political party. But don’t take our word for it. Ask around, or watch some of these videos.<!–more–>
Alt-left advocates for net neutrality, who say they want a “free and open internet,” want to ban the Drudge Report.
Members of the alt-left who have been tied to violent protests in the past picketed outside the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday in protest of Chairman Ajit Pai’s proposal to reverse net neutrality rules. The FCC will vote to undo the Obama era Title II rule that classified Internet service providers as utilities, subjecting them to more federal regulation.
Protesters covering their faces held signs that read “Ban Drudge,” with a no symbol over the Drudge Report, the highly trafficked news website run by Matt Drudge. Other protesters held signs to ban other news websites, including Breitbart and InfoWars…. read more
by LHWM: On the Drudge Report all his news are headlines. So why are they not protesting against the one’s he post on his site. Why are they not banning these sites. What happened to free and open, Net Neutrality? I’m sorry is anyone else confused by this statement from a company called Net Neutrality?
Neutrality means – The state or quality of being neutral; the condition of being unengaged in contests between others; state of taking no part on either side; indifference.
Did you know Obama turned our internet over to Net Neutrality this is stated underneath “President Obama’s Plan for a Free and Open Internet”. Just exactly what is their definition of FREE and OPEN?
….Google and Facebook have built huge businesses powered by reams of data they collect about consumers’ online actions, both on their own properties and across the web. That trove of information largely explains their dominance — combined, they have a roughly 47% share of the global digital ad market, according to eMarketer.
But online advertising executives say telecom providers potentially have access to more powerful data than the two tech powerhouses. Their networks — both wired and wireless — could give them a window into nearly everything a user is doing on the web.
“ISPs like Verizon can now start building and selling profiles about consumers that include their friends, the news articles they read, where they shop, where they bank, along with their physical location,” said Jason Kint, chief executive of digital media trade body Digital Content Next and a vocal proponent of the rules that Congress voted to repeal…. [read more]
lhwm notes: This is why we provide these companies as an alternative. Hope you like them as much as we do.
These search engines protect your privacy when searching,
Duck Duck Go
These browsers protect your privacy and are similar to internet explorer, chrome etc.
WARNING:The Internet world’s top tech companies have thrown in with the progressive left in trying to drag the President Donald Trump administration into the life-sucking quicksand of their cesspool.
While Hollywood and entertainment celebrities hold public attention with their daily rants and screams of outrage, the battle to rid the world of Trump and turn it back to the absolute control of the progressive left has opened the way for a new battle frontier.
This one’s a guerrilla war with the ability to send millions of Internet surfers into the raging battle as its most numerous foot soldiers.
Tech reaction to Trump’s immigration plan is as comprehensive as it was swift…. [read more]
John 3:19 (GW) 19 This is why people are condemned: The light came into the world. Yet, people LOVED THE DARK rather than the light because their actions were evil.
First it was the US, then Germany blamed much of what is wrong in society on “fake news”, and not, say, a series of terrible decisions made by politicians. Now it is Italy’s turn to call for an end to “fake news”, which in itself would not be troubling, however, the way Giovanni Pitruzzella, head of the Italian competition body, demands the European Union “cracks down” on what it would dub “fake news” is nothing short of a total crackdown on all free speech, and would give local governments free reign to silence any outlet that did not comply with the establishment propaganda.
In an interview with the FT, Pitruzzella said the regulation of false information on the internet was best done by the state rather than by social media companies such as Facebook, an approach taken previously by Germany, which has demanded that Facebook end “hate speech” and has threatened to find the social network as much as €500K per “fake” post.
Pitruzzella, head of the Italian competition body since 2011, said “EU countries should set up independent bodies — co-ordinated by Brussels and modeled on the system of antitrust agencies — which could quickly label fake news, remove it from circulation and impose fines if necessary.”
In other words, a series of unelected bureaucrats, unaccountable to anyone, would sit down and between themselves decide what is and what isn’t “fake news”, and then, drumroll, “remove it from circulation.” On the other hand, coming one week after Obama give Europe the green light to engage in any form of censorship and halt of free speech that it desires, when the outgoing US president voted into law the “Countering Disinformation And Propaganda Act”, it should come as no surprise that a suddenly emboldened Europe is resorting to such chilling measures…. [read more]