||09 Oct 2016
||GOOGLE IDEAS BECOMES JIGSAW - A technology incubator at Alphabet that tackles geopolitical problems.
||Jigsaw / Eric Schmidt
||Today we’re announcing the expansion of Google Ideas, Google’s think tank, as a technology incubator called Jigsaw. The team’s mission is to use technology to tackle the toughest geopolitical challenges, from countering violent extremism to thwarting online censorship to mitigating the threats associated with digital attacks.
||01 Nov 2016
||‘Google has power to control elections, can shift millions of votes to Clinton’
||RT / Robert Epstein
||People trust the “unbiased” internet search giant Google so much it can actually influence up to 10 million undecided voters to choose Hillary Clinton for president, prominent US psychologist and author Robert Epstein told RT following years of research.
||01 Nov 2016
||Hackers may abuse open data for ‘ultimate’ attack and chaos, says ‘father’ of World Wide Web
||One of the internet pioneers and the creator of World Wide Web (WWW) Tim Berners-Lee, raises alarm that hackers can penetrate open source info, like transport applications to unleash a massive chaos and a full-fledged gridlock.
||07 Nov 2016
||Finally, a prudent space access architecture perspective
||The Space Review / Steve Hoeser
||This recent ULCATS Act proposes using a government cash prize to stimulate the development of fully-reusable launch vehicles (RLVs). Such transports can provide the kind of high flight rates and rapid turn-around times that yield cheap, safe, and reliable access to (and from) space that has been lacking.
||22 Nov 2016
||Facebook and Google Ready to Kill Alternative Media for the Government
||LewRockwell.com / Jake Anderson
||This week three media goliaths — Facebook, Google, and Twitter, who collectively act as information gatekeepers for the Internet — announced they would begin implementing censorship practices against news sites they deem misleading. Web sites that publish “fake,” misleading, or even satirical news will now be subject to a sliding scale of infractions that will target ad revenue and social media algorithms.
||19 Nov 2016
||Facebook Reveals Seven Point Plan To Eradicate "Fake News"
||Zero Hedge / Tyler Durden
||Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a message for his billion-plus users: "you're not capable of deciding for yourself what is 'news' and what is not, so we will do it for you."
||23 Nov 2016
||Just how partisan is Facebook's fake news? We tested it
||techconnect.com / Mark Hachman
||We began our investigation last Monday, as the fake-news controversy gained momentum—and Facebook and Google began blocking sites that traffic in disinformation from their respective advertising networks. We set up two Facebook accounts, one favoring Hillary Clinton, and the other supporting Trump, then let Facebook recommend a series of news pages. In effect, we were asking Facebook to be our news service.