Delta Chat Refuses Russian Government’s Surveillance Demands – Rick Findlay 6/17/24

Source: ReclaimTheNet.org

Delta Chat, a messaging application celebrated for its robust stance on privacy, has yet again rebuffed attempts by Russian authorities to access encryption keys and user data. This defiance is part of the app’s ongoing commitment to user privacy, which was articulated forcefully in a response from Holger Krekel, the CEO of the app’s developer.

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Tornado Cash Developer Sentenced to Prison for the Crime of Writing Privacy Preserving Software the State does not Like – Andrea Togni 6/13/24

Source: Mises.org

On May 14, Alexey Pertsev, one of the lead developers of Tornado Cash (TC), was found guilty of money laundering by a Dutch court and sentenced to sixty-four months in prison. TC is a privacy-preserving protocol developed for the Ethereum blockchain: it allows users to deposit funds in a TC pool and withdraw them to a different address, thus making it impossible for external observers to track financial activity. TC is completely noncustodial, meaning that users are in control of their own money at every step of the process. In other words, developers do not have any technical means to control how individuals interact with the TC smart contracts.

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Elon Slams Apple’s Farcical “AI” Launch, Says Will Ban Tim Cook’s “Creepy Spyware” Devices If They Integrate OpenAI – ZeroHedge 6/11/24

Source: ZeroHedge.com

In the end, Apple’s 2024 Worldwide Developers Conference proved to be a flop, with the stock sliding 1.9%, its worst WWDC performance since 2010 and the 4th worst in the iPhone era.

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Free Speech Video Platform Odysee Finds New Life with Arweave Integration – Rick Findlay 6/8/24

Source: ReclaimTheNet.org

Forward Research has announced its acquisition of Odysee, a crypto-based censorship-resistant video platform. With this strategic acquisition, Forward Research aims to weave Odysee’s seven million-strong user base into the fabric of the Arweave network, a decentralized data storage solution heralded as the “permaweb.”

Arweave is a decentralized storage network that leverages blockchain technology to create a permanent and immutable data storage solution. Designed to store data permanently, it enables users and developers to pay a one-time fee for perpetual data storage, making it a revolutionary alternative to traditional cloud storage services that require ongoing payments. This innovative approach is aimed at preserving valuable information indefinitely, fostering a sustainable and censorship-resistant web infrastructure….

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Crypto-Libertarian Erik Voorhees Warns Your Chatbot Queries Are Not Safe – ZeroHedge 5/15/24

Source: ZeroHedge.com

Crypto-libertarian Erik Voorhees, fresh off his passionate defense of crypto in the ‘Gold vs. Bitcoin’ debate recently hosted by ZeroHedge, spoke with crypto news site Unchained’s Laura Shin and Venice’s COO Teana Baker-Taylor about the alarming honeypots of user search history data on AI chatbot platforms that could potentially be harvested.

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French Government Blocks TikTok to Curb Civil Unrest in New Caledonia – Christina Maas 5/15/24

Source: ReclaimTheNet.org

France has imposed a state of emergency in New Caledonia in response to protests and riots, leading to a ban on TikTok as authorities seek to stabilize the region. The French government has taken these measures to address the unrest that erupted after a contentious vote extending voting rights in the territory’s provincial elections and is the latest example of a government restricting internet access as a means to control citizens.

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Trojan Tomato: A New GMO Is Designed To Infiltrate America’s Gardens – Sina McCullough 5/4/24

Source: TheEpochTimes.com

As spring gardening approaches, a new contender has entered the fray—the genetically modified (GM) Purple Tomato. Unlike its GM predecessors, the GM Purple Tomato is not destined solely for the fields of commercial agriculture—it has made its debut in the backyards of home gardeners across the United States.

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The Arrest of Samourai Wallet Developers Shows the US Government Hates Privacy and Freedom – Andrea Togni 5/9/24

Source: Mises.org

On April 24, two lead developers of Samourai Wallet (SW), the most-advanced privacy-centric wallet in the bitcoin ecosystem, were arrested and charged with money laundering and money transmitters offenses by order of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). This is just the latest assault of an escalating war waged by US regulators on financial privacy and freedom.

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Data Centers Hiding In ‘Spy Country’ Northern Virginia Will Need Reactor’s Worth Of Power – Zerohedge 5/4/24

Source: ZeroHedge.com

Since the beginning of the digital age, most of the world’s internet data has flowed through massive data centers in Northern Virginia. The area is known as “Data Center Alley” because it’s home to the world’s largest concentration of data centers. Some call the area ‘spy country’ because of the number of data centers used by the Central Intelligence Agency and other intelligence agencies.

Given the exponential proliferation of smartphones, streaming services, smart devices, and now generative artificial intelligence, the power demanded by data centers in Northern Virginia will need nuclear reactors worth of power, if not much more, according to utility Dominion Energy.

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The Smoking Gun in Wuhan: The German-Chinese Lab and the HIV Inserts – Robert Kogon 4/24/24

Source: TheDailySceptic.org

Theories of a lab origin of SARS-CoV-2 have largely focused on the presence in the genome of the famous furin cleavage site. Less attention has been paid to other anomalies and, in particular, the presence of the so-called HIV inserts first flagged by the Indian research team Pradhan et al. in late January 2020 and quickly dismissed as untenable conspiracy-mongering.

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FCC Knew Phones Exceeded Radiation Limits, Hid Info from Public and Courts – Suzanne Burdick, Ph.D. 4/24/24

Source: ChildrensHealthDefense.org

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) knew for years that certain popular smartphones exceeded the agency’s safety limits for human exposure to wireless radiation when held close to the body, according to data obtained by the Environmental Health Trust (EHT) via Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.

Rather than going public with the testing results, the FCC hid them — even when important lawsuits concerning cellphone radiation’s impact on people’s health were underway.

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Telegram Founder Tells Tucker Carlson that US Intel Agents Tried to Spy on User Messages – Matt Lamb 4/18/24

Source: LifeSiteNews.com

Federal law enforcement tried to convince a Telegram engineer to change the software so law enforcement could read the messages of its users, the company’s founder told Tucker Carlson during a recent interview.

But he also warned the bigger threat to free expression comes from Google and Apple, which effectively control the use of apps on smartphones.

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Trump’s New Streaming Strategy Aims To Reshape Media Landscape With Liberated Content – Rick Findlay 4/17/24

Source: ReclaimTheNet.org

Trump Social’s new streaming service promises a safe haven for content creators sidelined by mainstream media.

The Trump Media & Technology Group revealed its latest venture this week, a streaming TV platform designed to broadcast a spectrum of content, including news and films, that the company believes is often overlooked by mainstream media and Big Tech.

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Target Illegally Collects Customers’ Biometric Data, Class Action Lawsuit Alleges – John-Michael Dumais 4/16/24

Source: ChildrensHealthDefense.org

Retail giant Target illegally collected and stored customers’ biometric data, including face and fingerprint scans, according to an Illinois woman who filed a class action lawsuit against the Minnesota-based company on behalf of herself and other customers.

Arnetta Dean alleges Target violated Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) by collecting customers’ data without obtaining written consent or sharing data retention and destruction policies.

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What Happened to Bitcoin? – Jeffrey A. Tucker 4/14/24

Source: Brownstone.org

Those who involved themselves in Bitcoin markets after 2017 encountered a different operation and ideal than those who came before. Today, no one much cares about what came before, speaking of 2010-2016. They are only watching the upward price momentum and are thrilled for the increase in the asset valuation of their portfolio.
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SEC Moves Against Decentralized Finance, Targets Uniswap – Rick Findlay 4/11/24

Source: ReclaimTheNet.org

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has delivered an enforcement notice to Uniswap, a decentralized cryptocurrency exchange.

Known as a Wells notice, the enforcement wrangle points toward a future legal dispute between the regulatory body and Uniswap, reflecting its reputation as a precursor to enforcement actions.

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OpenAI and Meta are Set to Release AI Models Capable of Reasoning and Planning; Critical Steps Towards ‘Superhuman Cognition’ – Wiliam Hunter 4/10/24

Source: DailyMail.co.uk

As far as AI has come in the last few years there are still a few things that machines can’t do as well as humans.

However, all of that might soon change as OpenAI and Meta are both reported to be on the brink of releasing AIs capable of reasoning and planning.

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Moderna Developing mRNA Vaccines for Diseases Linked to COVID Shots – John-Michael Dumais 4/2/24

Source: ChildrensHealthDefense.org

During its Vaccines Day Event for investors on March 28, Moderna announced progress on multiple mRNA-based vaccines and therapeutic candidates in its “pipeline.”

Three vaccines targeting Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), Varicella-zoster virus (VZV, chickenpox and shingles) and Norovirus are advancing to “pivotal late-stage development,” the company said.

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Major League Baseball Begins Biometric Facial Recognition Scans – Ken Macon 4/2/24

Source: ReclaimTheNet.org

Technology developed by a company called NEC has been utilized to introduce biometric ticketing on the opening day of the 2024 Major League Baseball (MLB) season. This pilot was undertaken at four designated baseball parks, including Minute Maid Park in Houston, where it was revealed that around 6,000 eager baseball fans favored convenience and used the touchless technology for entry to the stadium.

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Israel Deploys Facial Recognition Program, Utilizes Google Photos, in Gaza – Ken Macon 3/31/24

Source: ReclaimTheNet.org

The sweeping implementation of a facial recognition initiative is stirring controversy in the Gaza Strip, with the government of Israel reported to have utilized this technology to create a surreptitious database of Palestinian individuals. As disclosed by The Times, this utilization of biometric technology occurred without the informed consent or awareness of the Palestinian populace.

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Nearly 200 People Visiting Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘Pedo Island’ After his Sex Crime Conviction are Exposed by Mobile Data Linking them to Homes and Offices Across the US – Lewis Pennock 3/29/24

Source: DailyMail.co.uk

Nearly 200 people who visited Jeffrey Epstein‘s ‘pedo’ island left a trail of mobile device data which links them to homes and offices in the US around the world, a new analysis reveals.

The analysis exposes the movements of visitors to the island from 2016 to Epstein’s final arrest in 2019, years after his conviction in 2008 for procuring a child for prostitution.

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