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Facebook employees quit over new censorship tool

Facebook is walking a dangerous path in the war against free speech in favor of censorship, and according to the New York Times, some of its employees have had enough. According to three current and former Facebook employees, CEO Mark Zuckerberg is making a special effort to get the social media website into China by […]

Elon Musk launches massive effort to “rebuild the internet in space”

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Elon Musk has certainly been busy over the past few months. The technological mind and founder behind Tesla also plays a major role in SpaceX, a company on a mission to colonize Mars. This time, the private spaceflight company is setting its sights on a more down-to-Earth technology: the internet. SpaceX made headlines earlier this […]

Proof of Facebook bias: Employees are funding Dems’ campaigns

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The mainstream media outlets are not the only ones unafraid to show their bias. Facebook was found to be purposely filtering and removing conservative news from our timelines, and now a recent study shows Facebook employees gave 6 times more money to Democrats than Republicans. With only days remaining this election cycle, Republicans have received $115,000 from Facebook employees […]

Using Siri for ‘sexually explicit’ chats? It’s happening… a lot

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Lonely men are increasingly turning to virtual chat assistants like Siri for ‘sexually explicit’ chats, according to a number of experts in the tech community. From teenagers to “truckers,” men who are lacking lovers are also developing feelings for female-voiced chatbots such as Apple’s Siri. Ilya Eckstein, the chief executive of Robin Labs, noted that his company’s […]

Watch out, Uber: Tesla hints of new car-sharing network

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It’s no secret that Tesla has been on the brink of a major breakthrough when it comes to creating fully autonomous cars. A handful of automakers, such as General Motors, are developing autonomous technology as well, but none have gotten further than Tesla. Autopilot software has come standard in every Tesla model since October 2015 […]

Here’s how DOJ is threatening to scrap our online privacy rights

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For those of us born in the 1990s, it is hard to imagine that people once lived without email and the internet. Rather than instantaneously sending a message to a colleague, people were stuck using the dreaded snail-mail services like USPS that take 3-5 days to deliver. Now, not only do we expect instant communications, […]

The Internet was attacked Friday: Does either candidate have a plan?

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The DDoS attack that shut down large swaths of the internet on Friday has shown Americans one serious crack in our cybersecurity infrastructure. Information security is now a matter of national security. With no debates remaining between now and Election Day, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will not have to answer to the public about […]

Targeted for endorsing Trump? Obama admin. sues gay billionaire for millions

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If you publicly support Donald Trump, good luck dealing with the target on your back. Adding to the long list of Trump supporters who have dealt with being heckled to administrative action or straight up being physically assaulted for their political beliefs, Peter Thiel, the co-founder of Palantir Technologies, is paying the price for his support […]

GOP rushes to block: Obama’s ‘internet giveaway’ to Russia, China (and worse countries)

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If there is one thing that millennials value, it is an open and free internet. Generation Y was born online and were the first to put great content on the web. From entertainment to the so-called “new media” phenomenon, millennials were always at the forefront of the latest trend. The Obama administration has recently been planning to […]

Save me: Apple needs to build printers

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This is a rare non-political post, but it needs to be said. With the new iPhone 7 set to launch soon, and with more people owning Apple products than ever before, why am I left with a printer that doesn’t work? Why — in the age of cars that drive themselves and instant apps for […]

The Year of the Hack: Do millennials trust technology too much?

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The FBI has discovered that hackers have breached online voter registration systems in Illinois and Arizona, and have targeted at least two other states. It sounds straight out of a sci-fi movie: Russian hackers broke into the online bank of Arizona voter data. The FBI has not identified a perpetrator for the Illinois hack, nor […]

EU declares war on Apple and Irish sovereignty

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The European Union has gone to war with Apple and Irish sovereignty. The proceeding court case could abolish the freedom of every EU nation. Apple is being accused of avoiding $14.5 billion in taxes. If found guilty they’d be forced to pay the huge sum along with back taxes to Ireland. On Tuesday, the European Commission claimed the company […]

Fake story on Megyn Kelly lands in Facebook’s ‘trending topics’ section

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In an apparent attempt to eliminate political bias from its trending topics section, Facebook recently announced that a new algorithm would take over writing descriptions of the top news stories. However, they may have rushed to introduce this update before it was ready. The Washington Post reported that for several hours on Monday morning one […]

Google is manipulating searches about Hillary Clinton’s health

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On Saturday morning the hashtag “#HillarysSearchTerms” was trending. As a Twitter user who doesn’t hold back my feelings about Hillary Clinton, I decided to post screenshots I took of Google filtering its search results. Well this is odd. #HillarysHealth #HillaryClintonSearchTerms pic.twitter.com/AfjXNG9kET— Kassy Dillon (@KassyDillon) August 27, 2016 These screenshots show that when “Hillary Clinton’s he” […]

Who’s your match? ‘Voter’ app lets millennials swipe right to pick candidates

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Millennials will soon become the largest portion of the electorate, but they are also the group less likely to vote. 26-year-old web developer Hunter Scarborough hopes to engage more millennials in politics through his app “Voter.” Voter asks users a variety of questions to match them to candidates, parties, and influencers that best align with their […]

Introducing ‘Gab’: Free speech Twitter alternative

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After the revelation that Facebook manipulated its trending topics section and a series of suspensions of conservative Twitter accounts, many people have expressed the need for an alternative social media outlet to share their views. In July, after Twitter banned Breitbart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos, WikiLeaks threatened to create their own platform because “our supporters are threatened by a space of feudal justice.” This […]

Schools must prepare millennials to defend against cyber attacks [Opinion]

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Most people have had a feeling that someone is watching them only to turn around to see that no one is there. But imagine if you were to discover that indeed you were secretly being watched, and it had been going on for more than 5 years without your knowledge. That’s a pretty scary thought, […]

Virtual gun control: Apple replaces pistol emoji

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Apple has engaged in virtual gun control as the company decided to replace the pistol emoji with a water gun emoji in the next version of the iPhone and iPad operating system, according to CNN Money. The gun swap is just one of the many emoji changes that Apple has planned for iOS 10 that shows the […]

Awkward interaction with a millennial? Blame smartphone dependence

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Those who turned to their phones to avoid awkward family conversations during the holiday weekend weren’t alone, especially among millennials. As highlighted by CNET, 40 percent of millennials admitted to using their smartphone to escape a family gathering, according to Bank of America’s “Trends in Consumer Mobility Report.” Grouping all social interactions together, the report says […]

The party of no (fun): Dems seek to regulate Pokemon Go

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Democrats have the reputation of being the party that wants the government to stay out of your bedroom — just so long as you’re not playing Pokemon Go in there. New York Assemblyman Felix Ortiz (D) is proposing new regulations to the new augmented reality game Pokemon Go, claiming it threatens public safety. “Like any […]