Thursday, October 17, 2019

MixedTimes - Charlie Nash

Google Removes Gay 'Conversion Therapy' App Following Outcry

Google Removes Gay 'Conversion Therapy' App Following Outcry

Google has removed an app from the Google Play store which encouraged gay people to go through "conversion therapy," following complaints from LGBT groups. Google still hasn't removed an app which allows users to report "heresy" to Indonesia's strict Muslim government, however, nor has the company removed a Saudi Arabian app which allows men to track women and limit their movement.

Report: Google Will Fund Local News Outlets with McClatchy

Report: Google Will Fund Local News Outlets with McClatchy

Google is reportedly launching a project with McClatchy that will fund local news outlets in an effort tocombat the decline of local news. The tech titan claims it will have no editorial control over the outlets.

Senators Propose Bill to Stop Big Tech Companies' 'Spying on Children'

Senators Propose Bill to Stop Big Tech Companies' 'Spying on Children'

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) have proposed a bill which would ban targeted advertising by Big Tech to young children. The goal is an "eraser button" to remove data about children from social media platforms and other Big Tech sites.

Donald Trump Jr. Calls Out Microsoft Partner NewsGuard's 'Inherent Bias'

Donald Trump Jr. Calls Out Microsoft Partner NewsGuard's 'Inherent Bias'

Donald Trump Jr. called out news "trustworthiness" browser plug-in NewsGuard over its "inherent bias," Friday, after Media Matters was given a green rating by the Microsoft partner, despite the partisan outlet keeping an article which attacked conservatives who called Jussie Smollett's debunked "hate crime" a hoax.

Weapons Manufacturer BAE Systems Condemns Violence, Embraces 'Diversity'

Weapons Manufacturer BAE Systems Condemns Violence, Embraces 'Diversity'

BAE Systems, the military weapons manufacturer which sells weapons to Saudi Arabia, virtue-signaled its "ethical principles" and support for "cultural diversity" this week, declaring that diversity is the company's "strength" and that it condemns "racism" and "violence.

Gavin McInnes Sues SPLC for Defamation

Gavin McInnes Sues SPLC for Defamation

Conservative commentator and Vice co-founder Gavin McInnes is reportedly suing the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) for "defaming" him, publishing "false, damaging and defamatory statements," and attempting to "deplatform" him.

Report: Former U.S. Government Operatives Helped UAE Hack iPhones

Report: Former U.S. Government Operatives Helped UAE Hack iPhones

Former U.S. government intelligence operatives reportedly helped the United Arab Emirates hack into the iPhones of "rival foreign leaders," diplomats, and others — even gaining access to "compromising" sexual photos of targets according to a report by Reuters.

2019: One Year Closer to the Sex Robot Revolution

2019: One Year Closer to the Sex Robot Revolution

2018 was an eventful year for the sex robot industry, with robot brothels expanding from Europe to North America, the introduction of robot strippers, and legislative action against "Pedophilic Robots.

Blacklisted: 7 Notable Twitter Bans in 2018

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.

Amazon Reports 'Record-Breaking' Christmas Sales

Amazon Reports 'Record-Breaking' Christmas Sales

Amazon experienced "record-breaking" Christmas sales this year, with its Alexa-powered home assistant devices among the company's best sellers according to a report.

Google Engineer: Company Blacklisted Dissident to Please Chinese Government

Google Engineer: Company Blacklisted Dissident to Please Chinese Government

A Google software engineer revealed concerning details about the company's efforts to please the government China before it launched its latest entry into the country — the censored Chinese search app "Project Dragonfly"— which allegedly included the company blacklisting Chinese dissidents from its buildings for fear of upsetting the Chinese government.

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