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SolarWinds: What We Know About Russia’s Latest Alleged Hack Of U.S. Government : NPR

The Pentagon is one of several government entities that have been part of a hack that hinged on a vulnerability in SolarWinds’ Orion network monitoring products. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Imag “It’s as if you wake up one … Continue reading

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US cyber-attack: Around 50 firms ‘genuinely impacted’ by massive breach – BBC News

Hackers accessed major organisations by compromising software developed by Texas IT firm SolarWinds https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-55386947

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‘Deeply damaging and dangerous:’ List of victims of the Russian-linked SolarWinds hack keeps widening | Financial Post

The hackers using a backdoor in widely used SolarWinds software hacked at least three state governments, the U.S. nuclear weapons agency and Microsoft among others. PHOTO BY FRED TANNEAU/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES PHOTO BY FRED TANNEAU/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES — … Continue reading

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SpaceX clears second hurdle in launching Starlink satellite internet in Canada

A Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket, with a payload of 60 satellites for SpaceX’s Starlink broadband network, lifts off from Space Launch Complex 40 during a time exposure at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Thursday, May … Continue reading

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Internet Archive rolls out fact-checking on archived webpages

MATT BINDER, Nov 2, 2020 https://mashable.com/article/internet-archive-wayback-machine-fact-check-labels/ Related No good deed goes unpunished. Archive.org was stood up to memorialize parts of the internet for research and leisure purposes, and like anything else, someone has found a way to weaponize it. Be … Continue reading

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Bitcoin tanks

I had some friends ask about my thoughts about investing in bitcoin when one was at around $15k. I had not traded directly even in equities for years but knew it was very volatile and high risk. It had been … Continue reading

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Facebook hired a conservative lobbying firm with an ‘in-house fake news shop’ to combat PR crisis

Facebook hired a conservative lobbying firm with an ‘in-house fake news shop’ to combat PR crisis Nov 15 2018 – Media Bias / Fact Check The conservative lobbying firm that Facebook hired in the midst of an October 2017 public … Continue reading

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Updates on Net Neutrality in the US, Canada and the EU

In the US which will have some effects in Canada regardless. http://money.cnn.com/2018/06/10/technology/net-neutrality/index.html https://www.cnet.com/news/net-neutrality-is-now-really-officially-dead-open-internet-congress-now-what/ https://www.desertsun.com/story/news/2018/06/10/california-moves-closer-its-own-sweeping-net-neutrality-rule/689368002/ In Canada Bell and other carriers have been aggressively lobbying government and regulators to allow them to have more control over the Internet. https://openmedia.org/en/net-neutrality-worth-upholding The EU … Continue reading

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Social Media and Internet Monopolies Manipulating the Masses

Sept 28, 2017, smartphone being operated in front of GAFA logos as background in Hédé-Bazouges, western France. (DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images) April 25 2018 Powerful message, warnings, impacts and solutions offered. Digital Media and Global Affairs expert Taylor Owen talks about … Continue reading

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