Cronyism

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Confirmed: Facebook’s Recent Algorithm Update Burying Right-Wing Sources, Boosting Left

By George Upper Facebook’s much-publicized demotion of publishers’ content in users’ news feeds has negatively impacted conservative-leaning publishers significantly more than liberal-leaning outlets, an analysis by The Western Journal has revealed. Liberal publishers have gained about 2 percent more web traffic from Facebook than they were getting prior to the algorithm […]

NYT: Harvey Weinstein Paid Off Sexual Harassment Accusers for Decades

‘An investigation by The New York Times found previously undisclosed allegations against Mr. Weinstein stretching over nearly three decades, documented through interviews with current and former employees and film industry workers, as well as legal records, emails and internal documents from the businesses he has run, Miramax and the Weinstein […]

Are you being watched? Government spy tool found hiding as WhatsApp and Skype

Malware used by intelligence agencies spotted in 7 countries, experts said By Jason Murdock Legitimate downloads of popular software including WhatsApp, Skype and VLC Player are allegedly being hacked at an internet service provider (ISP) level to spread an advanced form of surveillance software known as “FinFisher”, cybersecurity researchers warn. FinFisher is sold to global governments and intelligence […]

How to secure your browser in 10 minutes for free (and why you urgently need to)

‘Soon every mistake you’ve ever made online will not only be available to your internet service provider (ISP) — it will be available to any corporation or foreign government who wants to see those mistakes. Thanks to last week’s US Senate decision (update March 28: and today’s House decision), ISPs can sell […]

How the Gov’t Ruined U.S. Healthcare and What We Can Do About It

Alice Salles: “#Government’s meddling in the healthcare business has been disastrous from the get-go. Since 1910, when Republican William Taft gave in to the American #Medical Association’s lobbying efforts, most administrations have passed new healthcare #regulations. With each new law or set of new regulations, restrictions on the #healthcare market […]