Monday, April 26, 2021

Apple Privacy

 

Apple’s iOS 14.5 is here and with it come a lot of privacy pop-ups. @joannastern offers some advice and spoke exclusively with Apple’s Craig Federighi about the decisions behind the feature. https://www.wsj.com/articles/ios-14-5-a-guide-to-apples-new-app-tracking-controls-11619457425?reflink=desktopwebshare_twitter via @WSJ 
 
 

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Distrust of the media

 Trust of the media is much higher among Democrats (73%) than Republicans at 10%. Independents are at 36%. On his podcast, Dave Rubin reported figures from a recent Gallup poll (Episode 569, The Blaze).

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

News Briefs - March 10, 2021

 


CNN tweet says CDC is 'giving limited freedoms' to fully vaccinated people — and a blistering backlash follows https://www.theblaze.com/news/cnn-cdc-giving-limited-freedoms-vaccinations
 
 

French schoolgirl's accusations got her teacher beheaded, sparked violent riots. Now she admits she made it all up. https://www.theblaze.com/news/french-schoolgirl-lied-samuel-paty
 

Friday, January 15, 2021

Historian warns about "digital ghettoization"

 

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Glenn Beck interview of Edwin Black.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Internet provider blocks Facebook and Twitter

Your T1WIFI is blocking Twitter and Facebook for subscribers who don't want the service, reported The Blaze. The Internet provider in Northern Idaho and Spokane, Washington, heard from many subscribers who asked to have the social media giants removed from their feeds following Facebook and Twitter banning of President Trump last week. 




Devin Nunes

Alternative voice removed from Internet

 This weekend I heard threats of Parler being closed down. I could hardly believe it was possible, but when I went to Parler today on my iPhone, I found an innocuous error message saying: "Networking Error. It seems that we are either over capacity or you are experiencing a poor network connection."


I then checked the browser on my MacBook Pro. The message was equally innocent. "Safari Can't Find the Server. Safari can't open the page "https://parler.com" because Safari can't find the server "parler.com."" 



A check on the Internet for stories confirmed the threats. Apple, Google and Amazon had combined to close down the conservative website Parler. Amazon Networks is the biggest server provider in the United States and housed Parler's webpages. Other companies involved in the plot against Conservative voices are Marriott, Citibank,  (See Tucker Carlson, January 11, 2021). 

It's timer to find alternatives to buying from and using products from Apple, Google, and Amazon. Other companies were also involved in this illegal action. Parler is having difficulty finding another venue for its webpages.

The First Amendment does apply in to business or private industry. The First Amendment states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”  A class action lawsuit maybe the best approach to dealing with these mega giants. Also, ask your Congressman to demand an investigation and anti-trust suits from the Department of Justice.