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Apocalyptic ‘end times’ message discovered with Google Translate


https://www.rt.com/news/434055-google-translate-dog-apocalypse/



"Hey, Google, can you translate something for me? ...
CANDYMAN. CANDYMAN. CANDYMAN." :twisted:

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07 Aug 2018, 20:21
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Alex Jones and his INFOWARS got banned by facebook, youtube, apple.

Twitter didn't ban him.


08 Aug 2018, 22:03
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Twitter's response was the correct one.

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08 Aug 2018, 22:13
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WhPlague wrote:
Alex Jones and his INFOWARS got banned by facebook, youtube, apple.


They just validated every paranoid conspiracy nut out there. :lol:

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08 Aug 2018, 22:54
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Blackjebus wrote:
WhPlague wrote:
Alex Jones and his INFOWARS got banned by facebook, youtube, apple.


They just validated every paranoid conspiracy nut out there. :lol:



Yup. No more delusions of persecution, only actual persecution?
It's a Catch 22 of course, because they're increasing the problem of fake-news-tinfoil-hat-idiocy either way.

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13 Aug 2018, 13:10
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I was not sure where to put this - ROW thread, US thread, or Tech thread. I decided on tech.

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Elon Musk says Saudis back Tesla buyout


https://www.bbc.com/news/business-45173541

So, the Saudis are going to start taking over Tesla? That's like putting a rapist in charge of a women's shelter.

Dumb move from Musk. I would like a Tesla e-vehicle, but I (and many other supporters of the tech) do not want to buy a jihadmobile from an tyrannical petro-monarchy.


:byhatw:

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13 Aug 2018, 13:14
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Is there ANYTHING these high-tech companies are honest and up-front about?

Google still tracks you, even when you turn off location history. Users need to find and turn off another hidden setting.

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-45183041

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The companies and the government, with both around you'll never win or have privacy in your life. Case in point, government is trying to force Facebook to break Messenger encryption.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-face ... SKBN1L226D

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18 Aug 2018, 22:36
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Since laws are in place to prevent government from spying on us, governments are doing their best to get corporations to do that for them.

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No, governments are just doing it themselves and ignoring the laws like they always have.

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19 Aug 2018, 01:08
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Now that you said that, I think both are true.

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how much you wanna bet that China-style socialist censorship in Google is coming soon to us:

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A tense internal meeting between Google CEO Sundar Pichai and employees went sideways as execs addressed rumors about the company’s China plans

Google CEO Sundar Pichai and cofounder Sergey Brin met with employees during an all-hands meeting on Thursday and discussed reports that Google planned to launch a censored search engine in China.

Pichai said the company was not close to launching a search product in China.

The meeting grew tense as Pichai and Brin discovered someone was providing real-time reports on the meeting to a reporter.

More...


https://www.businessinsider.com/google- ... ina-2018-8

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this is the kind of crap that Communist China does to its citizens:

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Facebook has TRUST ratings for users – but it won’t tell you your score

The social network is predicting your trustworthiness in a bid to fight fake news

https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/7067261/f ... ore-check/

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21 Aug 2018, 11:09
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The only think I ever do on facebook anymore is check notifications/events, scroll for 10 seconds before I realize it's all the same three people's posts I see, and then sometimes post tunes when I'm drunk late at night.

I should probably just figure out a way to make it so that i literally only use it for event/convert notifications. If possible.


21 Aug 2018, 12:47
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I spend a ton of time on facebook, but people who rely on FB for news should be fucking sterilized.

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21 Aug 2018, 12:58
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I use Facebook for updates on shows and cat videos.

And to talk to Europals.

I don't use any other networks.

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I've never had a Facebook account :)


21 Aug 2018, 13:38
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Oh, you probably have one anyway. :)

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FB for news


Contradiction in terms.

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The fact that Facebook creates shadow profiles and collect data on people who even don't have Facebook accounts is the creepiest goddamned thing I've ever heard.

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thelostpatrol wrote:
Exorcist wrote:
FB for news


Contradiction in terms.


Precisely. Lots of lazy, window-licking morons out there, though.

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Fucking Stasibook. :mad:

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Brietbart (yes, I know) has posted this leaked video from a Google staff meeting saying they need to rig their AI and other resources more in order to suppress conservative viewpoints:

https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/09/ ... -election/

Watch the video - it's damning.

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Seems like the most suitable thread... EU Human Rights Court confirmed today that GCHQ data collection revealed by Edward Snowden failed to find the right balance and violated citizens human rights and breached privacy.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... ourt-rules

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By a majority of five to two votes, the Strasbourg judges found that GCHQ’s bulk interception regime violated article 8 of the European convention on human rights, which guarantees privacy, because there were said to be insufficient safeguards, and rules governing the selection of “related communications data” were deemed to be inadequate.

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And what is anybody going to do about it?

Nothing. that's what.

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