RealClear Policy: Netflix’s ‘Black Mirror’ Creates Same Privacy Problems it Warns Against

By Mark Epstein 1/11/19 https://www.realclearpolicy.com/articles/2019/01/11/netflixs_black_mirror_creates_same_privacy_problems_it_warns_against__110983.html In 2008, “Black Mirror” creator Charlie Brooker warned of a future where the “marketing arm of OmniCorps Ltd.” tracks “the entire nation’s internet activity, viewing habits, credit card, use of public transport . . . in order to build an exhaustive database of consumer profiles.” Reflecting these concerns, his popular Netflix show often features surreal, […]


The Daily Caller: Democratic Operatives Used Misleading Facebook Pages To Suppress Gop Turnout In Midterms

By Peter Hasson 1/8/19 https://dailycaller.com/2019/01/08/democrat-facebook-campaign-supress/ Democratic operatives funded by left-wing tech billionaire Reid Hoffman ran a widespread campaign using misleading Facebook pages in the run-up to the 2018 midterm elections, The Daily Caller News Foundation has found. American Engagement Technologies (AET), which was founded by former Obama administration official Mikey Dickerson, bought ads for two Facebook […]


Breitbart: Blacklisted: 7 Notable Twitter Bans in 2018

By Charlie Nash 12/26/18 https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/12/26/blacklisted-7-notable-twitter-bans-in-2018 A number of prominent conservative and libertarian accounts were banned from Twitter this year as Big Tech ramped up the blacklisting of ideological dissidents and mainstream conservatives alike. Infowars & Alex Jones InfoWars and its founder Alex Jones were blacklisted from almost every single online platform and service this year, including Twitter, YouTube, […]


Breitbart: Twitter Bans Iraq Combat Vet And GOP Congressional Candidate Jesse Kelly

By Allum Bokhari 11/25/18 https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/11/25/twitter-bans-iraq-combat-vet-and-gop-congressional-candidate-jesse-kelly/ Twitter banned Jesse Kelly, a radio host, media personality, and former Republican congressional candidate earlier today, for reasons that are currently unknown. Jesse Kelly served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2000 to 2004, and saw combat during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Following his service in the Marines, Kelly contested multiple congressional […]


The New York Times: Why You Shouldn’t Use Facebook to Log In to Other Sites

By Farhad Manjoo 10/2/18 https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/02/technology/personaltech/facebook-log-in-hack.html I’m going to quit using Facebook to log in to apps and sites online. You should, too. That’s the most reasonable way to respond to Facebook’s announcement last week that a security breach allowed hackers to infiltrate the accounts of at least 50 million users, and possibly tens of millions more. The hack […]


Wired: Everything We Know About Facebook’s Massive Security Breach

By Louise Matsakis and Issie Lapowsky 9/28/18 https://www.wired.com/story/facebook-security-breach-50-million-accounts/ Facebook’s privacy problems severely escalated Friday when the social network disclosed that an unprecedented security issue, discovered September 25, impacted almost 50 million user accounts. Unlike the Cambridge Analytica scandal, in which a third-party company erroneously accessed data that a then-legitimate quiz app had siphoned up, this vulnerability […]


Fox News: Leaked Google employee’s email reveals effort to boost Latino vote, surprise that some voted for Trump

By Christopher Carbone 9/12/18 https://www.foxnews.com/tech/leaked-google-employees-email-reveals-effort-to-boost-latino-vote-surprise-that-some-voted-for-trump A Google executive’s leaked email reveals efforts to increase Latino turnout prior to the 2016 U.S. presidential election and the executive’s “surprise” at Donald Trump’s performance among Latino voters. The 675-word email, first obtained exclusively by Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” was written by the tech giant’s former head of multicultural marketing and […]


Breitbart: CNN Boosts Left-Wing Campaign to Censor Breitbart; Approves ‘Blacklisting’

By Joel B. Pollak 9/3/18 https://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2018/09/03/cnn-boosts-left-wing-campaign-to-censor-breitbart-approves-blacklisting/ CNN swept aside journalistic ethics on Sunday by endorsing a blacklisting campaign with a glowing interview of Matt Rivitz, the founder of Sleeping Giants, a failed effort to censor Breitbart News by harassing and intimidating companies whose advertisements may (or may not) have appeared on the website. The interview took […]


The Hill: How tech reached a breaking point with Infowars

By Ali Breland and Megan Keller 8/12/18 http://thehill.com/policy/technology/401352-how-tech-reached-a-breaking-point-with-infowars Tech platforms in recent days have begun cracking down on Infowars, a website that has promoted conspiracy theories, following public pressure. The website has seen content pulled from numerous social platforms. But the crackdown has also alarmed conservative groups who see it as a concerted effort to silence voices […]


The Blaze: Commentary: Social media giants HAD the right to ban Alex Jones. But WERE they right?

By Leon Wolf 8/8/18 https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/08/08/commentary-social-media-giants-had-the-right-to-ban-alex-jones-but-were-they-right As a libertarian who finds himself getting more strident in his libertarianism with each passing year, I stand strongly for the right of social media giants like Facebook, YouTube, and Apple to do whatever they want with their platform. Unlike former President Barack Obama, I realize that when it comes to […]