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U.S. Govt. Editing Wikipedia to Smear Independent Media Personalities?

Entry from IP traced to U.S. House of Representatives describes Alex Jones as ‘Kremlin disinformation agent’  Edits to the Wikipedia profiles of Alex Jones and Abby Martin which malign the two alternative media personalities as Kremlin propagandists are linked to an IP address associated with the House of Representatives, prompting suggestions that the U.S. government […] Continue reading →

Google sets sights beyond smartphones at annual developer conference

 Google Inc (GOOGL.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) (GOOG.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), whose Android software reigns as the world’s dominant smartphone operating system, will step up efforts to make inroads into cars, televisions and other devices at its annual developer conference this week, sources familiar with the matter said. The Internet company is […] Continue reading →

Facebook Website Returns to Operation After Disruption

 Facebook Inc. (FB)’s website returned to service after disruptions that blocked access to the world’s largest social-networking site for about half an hour. “Earlier this morning, we experienced an issue that prevented some users from posting to Facebook for a brief period of time,” Menlo Park, California-based Facebook said in an e-mailed statement that didn’t […] Continue reading →

Technarians at the Gate: How Google Could Become Your Next Power Company

 The corporate campus of Vivint Inc., among North America’s largest home-automation companies, rises up on the outskirts of Provo, Utah, a handsome sprawl of glass and gleaming white metal set against the snow-capped Wasatch Mountains. On a recent day in a conference room of funk-modern furniture and floor-to-ceiling windows, Todd Pedersen, Vivint’s founder, chief executive […] Continue reading →

Google faces lawsuit of AdSense Fraud for Account Cancellations they were due to pay out  Seth Rosenblatt  A lawsuit filed Tuesday against Google accuses the tech titan of engaging in widespread fraud by canceling AdSense accounts just before they were due to pay out. The suit relies in part on recent anonymous accusations that Google developed an AdSense fraud scheme in 2009 to prevent publishers from collecting money that […] Continue reading →

Encrypted Internet Traffic Surges in a Year, Research Shows

 Encrypted Internet traffic is surging worldwide according to data published by Canadian broadband management company Sandvine. After the Snowden revelations the bandwidth consumed by encrypted traffic doubled in North America, and in Europe and Latin America the share of encrypted traffic quadrupled. Over the years we have been following various reports on Internet traffic changes, […] Continue reading →

Google Tells Conservative News Website to Take a Hike

Michael Schaus  The Conservative oriented website dedicated to aggregating news from around the world-wide-interwebs, Weasel Zippers, has just lost its primary funding source because… Well… It’s kinda hard to say. According to the site, Google AdSense (an add generator produced by the infamously liberal corporation in Silicon Valley) has cancelled its agreement with the website […] Continue reading →

Serious security flaw in OAuth, OpenID discovered, Affecting Google, Facebook, Many others.

CNET,  Attackers can use the “Covert Redirect” vulnerability in both open-source login systems to steal your data and redirect you to unsafe sites. Beware of links that ask you to log in through Facebook. The OAuth 2.0 and OpenID modules are vulnerable. iStockphoto Following in the steps of the OpenSSL vulnerability Heartbleed, another major flaw […] Continue reading →

AdSense leak controversy heats up as Google denies favoritism, theft allegations

Violet Blue for Pulp Tech  Someone claiming to be an ex Google AdSense is claiming the internet giant has systematically robbed its AdSense clients — an allegation Google has quickly denied. Styling themselves as a whistelblower, the individual who published  Google AdSense Leak to Pastebin Tuesday, April 29 a detailed timeline of events alleging that Google knowingly shuts down […] Continue reading →

Google Hires Top Geneticist In Search For Life Extension

Daniel Taylor,  How will synthetic DNA impact our health and environment? Google is doing all it can these days to prepare for the coming “Singularity”. First, the company hired Transhumanist figurehead Ray Kurzweil to work as its director of engineering. Now, Google has hired top geneticist Cynthia Kenyon to work at Calico, Google’s “moonshot” operation […] Continue reading →