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‘Not content to merely track your interests in books, movies and products, Amazon.com, predominantly owned by globalist Jeff Bezos — the same owner of the fake news Washington Post — now wants to watch you get dressed in your own bedroom.

The company has introduced a $199 camera called “Echo Look” that uploads images of you (from your own bedroom) to Amazon servers where, we’re told, Amazon will make “wardrobe recommendations” you might want to buy.

To get these recommendations from Amazon, you are supposed to install an internet-connected Amazon camera is the same place where you’re totally naked, or having sex with your partner, or carrying out hygienic behaviors involving tampons or talc. Has nobody thought to ask whether this intrusive Amazon camera will be secretly recording photos and videos of you in your own bedroom or bathroom?’

Read more: Amazon wants to watch you get dressed: New ‘Echo Look’ camera to spy on you in your own bedroom and bathroom

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‘Google is planning to revamp the algorithm guiding its search engine in an effort to purge misleading and offensive articles from its top results.

In a move widely viewed as a response to criticism over its failure to stop the spread of fake news, ‘raters’ – Google staff who monitor search results – will now be encouraged to flag sites containing hoaxes and conspiracy theories.

Announcing the changes to Bloomberg, Google’s Vice President of Engineering Ben Gomes admitted the company had addressed the problem, saying: “It was not a large fraction of queries – only about a quarter percent of our traffic – but they were important queries.”

“We were highlighting low-quality content in search results,” he added.’

Read more: Cabal-asset Google increases its censorship still further of system-exposing information – it’s a monster

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‘Over a third of Europeans would be happy to abandon cash and rely on electronic payments if they could, according to a study by ING bank released on Wednesday.

The survey of almost 15,000 respondents showed that over half used less cash over the last year, with 78 percent wanting to use less cash in the next 12 month.

The study covered respondents from 13 European countries and revealed that in many places where cash is most used, people are among the keenest to get rid of it.

With the rapid development of cashless payment systems such as contactless cards and mobile-phone digital wallets as well as the expansion of digital currencies, the future of physical money has come under the spotlight. The increasing interest of central banks in new cashless schemes has promoted the trend.’

Read more: One in three Europeans ready to dump cash ahead of digital future

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‘TOKYO (Sputnik) — According to The Intercept outlet, Japan began sharing intelligence with the NSA in September 2012 and in response the NSA helped train Japanese agents and gave the Japanese Directorate for Signals Intelligence (SIGNIT) access to XKEYSCORE, a program that can be used to collect data from computer networks.

The outlet noted that the Japanese Defense Ministry declined to comment on the matter.

The outlet said it was using the data provided by Edward Snowden, a former NSA employee turned whistleblower.’

Read more: NSA gave Japan access to its secret Internet surveillance program in 2013 – Reports

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‘YouTube will launch a series of workshops to help young content creators “tackle internet safety and issues around fake news”, the BBC reports.
It adds that the workshops, to be hosted in various locations around the UK, will be targeted towards people between 13 and 18 years old and are being promoted as part of International Citizens day.

YouTube personalities such as Beni’s Nadir Nahdi, will provide insight into fact checking, using online tools and how to respond to negative feedback.

Anne Smee, chief executive of UK Youth, said: “In this complex world, there is an urgent need to help young people embrace the positive aspects of connectivity but we must also support them to manage the negative effects.”‘

Read more YouTube to offer fake news workshops to teenagers

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‘The former Federal Election Commission chairwoman Ann M. Ravel says that political speech must be controlled on social media. She presented her remarks in a speech at UC Berkeley, calling for regulations against “fake news.”

Speaking at an event called “Future of Democracy,” Ravel argued the proliferation of “fake news” and political advertising on platforms like Facebook influenced elections. She warned that the lack of disclosure by the creators of these campaigns was becoming a huge problem.

“We know that there’s a lot of campaigning that’s moved to the internet, whether it’s through fake news or just outright advertising and there is almost no regulation of this, very little,” she said. “And so that the disclosure that we expect as to who is behind campaigns is not going to exist soon”

“Some people are even predicting that by 2020 most of the advertising is going to move from television to the internet, and I think this is a serious issue that requires a lot of discussion,” continued Ravel.’

Read more: Former FEC Chairwoman Calls for ‘Regulations’ of Political Speech on the Internet

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‘On Thursday April 13, the Electronic Frontier Foundation asked an appeals court to review a decision that will allow foreign governments to monitor the activities of Americans in America. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is calling on the court to reverse the decision made in a case involving an American living in Maryland and the Ethiopian government. The case, Kidane v. Ethiopia, relates to the Ethiopian government attaching a malware program known as FinSpy to Mr. Kidane’s computer. FinSpy is capable of copying every keystroke made by the user, as well as Skype calls, and sending all of the data back to Ethiopia.’

Read more: Lawsuit Attempts To Hold Foreign Governments Accountable For Spying On Americans

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‘We all learned in grade school that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees the freedom of speech for all Americans. What some people may not know, however, is the historical context behind freedom of speech. Like most other amendments in the Bill of Rights, the right to speak freely and openly was meant to be a check on the federal government. In most other countries during the time of our founding and even in many countries today, citizens are tortured or even killed for speaking out against the government. The Founding Fathers wanted to break from that type of system and empower the people to speak up if and when the government begins to take steps towards tyranny.

Today, there is an ongoing effort within the progressive movement to silence speech that is not aligned with their ideology – that is, any speech that promotes the tenets of conservative republicanism. Whether it’s talk radio, college professors and administrations or on social media, the left’s assault on free speech is relentless. Such censorship will no doubt put America on a slippery slope, and may one day lead to the formation of a centralized, tyrannical state.’

Read more: Google and Facebook algorithms a whole new kind of ‘Orwellian censorship,’ warns News Corp CEO

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