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Eating Their Own: Union Wants to Unionize Extremist, Left-Wing Media Matters, Website Owners Furious

April 17, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Blogging, Business, Capitalism, Computers, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government Corruption, Inernet, Jobs, Journalism, Liberals, Lobbyists, Media Bias, Media Matters For America, Nanny State, Progressives, Regulation, SEIU, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

Started in 2004, the left-wing propaganda website Media Matters for America has been spreading lies about Republicans and conservatives for a decade, now. Naturally the site has always claimed the center-right coalition is “anti-worker” for opposing unions, but this organization itself has never been unionized. Now the Service Employee International Union (SEIU) is agitating to organize Media Matters and the propaganda outfit is fit to be tied over the union’s efforts.

Started by Clinton operative David Brock, Media Matters for America (MM) has been programming the left-wing media since its debut and one of the organization’s repeated topics has been its blanket support for unions and for all the things unions advocate. Most especially a support for the union goal of “card check.”

Card check is a union scheme of making the unionization of a business easier–easier for unions, not employers. One of its features is to have employees voting on whether or not to allow a union to enter the workplace forced to vote their preference out in the open, without a secret ballot.
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An Inventive Internet Scam Email ‘From’ Fed Head Janet Yellen

March 15, 2014 | Filed Under Computers, Crime, Email, Inernet, Technology, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

I received this absurd email in my inbox today that I thought maybe some of you may find amusing. It is purportedly sent by the new head of the Fed, Janet Yellen, of all people.

It is a scam email, a phishing expedition meant to get those slow of mind to pass on their personal information to a thief. But it is a rather inventive one, I thought.

Naturally the syntax and wording is just screwy enough to make it obvious to an educated person that it was written by a foreigner not conversant in English. But I thought the premise of the lie was pretty funny and just might be slick enough to get morons who were too busy mouth breathing in high school to pay attention to their studies to fall for it.

So, here is the letter…
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Disqus: Feminizing America One Lost Down Vote at a Time

March 15, 2014 | Filed Under Blogging, Computers, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Inernet, Liberals, Technology, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

This month the blog commenting system Disqus changed its system with neither a warning nor an explanation, eliminating the ability of page visitors to see the tallied number of down votes to any of the comments. Apparently the blog service felt that Americans were getting their feelings hurt so badly by a down vote that it had to eliminate the capability. And thus the feminization of America continues.

Previously, the Disqus commenting system featured a way for other page visitors who had opened an account with Disqus to either up vote or down vote comments by clicking on a green arrow facing upward or a red arrow facing down. As each visitor clicked on the arrows a tally of how many votes the comment received was displayed.

But now, when someone tries to click on the down vote arrow it neither displays as red for other commenters to see, nor is there any longer a tallied number. The up votes, however, still show a green number tallying upward as each up arrow is clicked.

So, now no one knows how many down votes a comment is getting.
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Free At Last: Federal Court Hands Bloggers Legal First Amendment Protections

January 18, 2014 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, Bill of Rights, Blogging, California, Censorship, Computers, Constitution, Ethics, Free Speech, Freedom, Government, Government Corruption, Inernet, Journalism, Judges, Law, Liberty, Media, Newspapers, Technology, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

At long last we get a proper ruling on the First Amendment status of bloggers, one affording them the same legal status as “real” journalists; this from the Ninth Circuit Court in California, no less.

The Ninth Circuit is often derided as the “Ninth Circus” because its rulings are almost invariably left-wing and anti-American. But this time the court made a sensible ruling, for sure.

Lawyer Eugene Volokh reports that the ruling in Obsidian Finance Group v. Cox (9th Cir. Jan. 17, 2014) holds that, “all who speak to the public, whether or not they are members of the institutional press, are equally protected by the First Amendment.”

The relevant section in the ruling is as follows:
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WARNING, Sex Criminals Can Find Your Home Using Data in Cell Phone Photos on Twitter, Facebook Etc.

January 7, 2014 | Filed Under Children, Computers, Facebook, Family, Inernet, Security/Safety, Technology, Twitter, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Everyone loves to use their iPhone or other smart phones to snap photos of family and friends, to take pics of places you’ve visited, and to upload those photos to the internet via services such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. But did you know that there is hidden data in those photos that can tell crooks and sex criminals exactly where those photos were taken? Alarmingly, your safety and privacy is at risk every time you upload a photo to the Internet!

So, if you are taking photos of your children inside your home, for instance, and you upload those to the Internet, criminals can use this hidden data to find out where you live. In fact, they can map out your entire life via this hidden data if you are a constant user of social media.

This should frighten the heck out of you if you are a parent that has a habit of uploading photos of your children to the Internet. Or if you are a single young woman who does the same. Any sex criminal can track you down using this data.

So, what is this hidden data? It is GPS information encoded into the photos you take from your cell phone that tells exactly where that photo was taken. This data can be revealed with add ons and phone aps that uncover the hidden GPS info.
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I Have Won An Award as One of 2013′s Top Bloggers

December 31, 2013 | Filed Under Blogging, Computers, Conservatives, Inernet, Technology, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Well, I am honored to find myself included on the “2013 Fabulous 50 Blog Awards” list of conservative bloggers having won mention as one of this year’s “Best All Around Bloggers.” Yaaaa me!

As Doug Ross, blogawardist and a great blogger himself, explains his awards:

These awards recognize a variety of blogs and websites operating in the conservative hemisphere of the Internet, all of which have worked tirelessly to promote conservatism, free market capitalism, fiscal sanity, the sovereignty of the individual, and otherwise protect America from the cockroach-like Statists–some in very unique ways.

And here I thought the only way to ever win a blogging award is to be a hot white chick, or to be employed by Michelle Malkin! Ha, ha.

I thank Doug for his recognition and hope to spend 2014 living up to his trust.
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Twitter Covers for Obama, Cancels Account of People Who Lost Their Health Insurance

November 6, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Blogging, Computers, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Health, Inernet, Liberals, Obamacare, PCism, President, Progressives, Society/Culture, Technology, Twitter, Warner Todd Huston | 2 Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

Social media giant Twitter has come under fire for canceling the account of a group hosting photos of people holding cancellation letters they received from their insurance company for accounts that were canceled because of Obamacare.

Twitter is now obviously working for President Obama to fool America into thinking that he didn’t lie when he said we could all keep our insurance if we liked it. Apparently, Twitter has chosen sides.

Thus far, 3.5 million Americans and counting have lost their healthcare thanks to Obama’s take over of our national healthcare system. So, a website to chronicle cancellation notices was created called MyCancellation.com where folks that Obama had thrown off their insurance could share their woes.

Naturally, as everyone does these days, the folks at the website created a Twitter account to advertise their website.

But as soon as they signed on, Twitter began to shut down the group’s Twitter feed.
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Evil Internet Voyeur Hacks Baby Monitor, Says Explicit Things to Her

August 16, 2013 | Filed Under Children, Computers, Crime, Inernet, Sex Offenders/Rape, Technology, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

A Houston, Texas couple with a disabled child was shocked when an Internet hacker got into their Internet-supported baby monitor video camera and began to say nasty things to the child over the loudspeaker in the device.

Marc Gilbert and his wife were sent scrambling to disconnect the camera when the hacker began to tell their child, Allyson, “Wake up, you little s**t,” and went on to yell out sexually explicit things over the device in the girl’s bedroom.

“As a father, I’m supposed to protect her against people like this. So it’s a little embarrassing to say the least but it’s not going to happen again,” Gilbert told KTRK TV in Houston.
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Facebook Removes GOP Texas Attorney General’s New Campaign Ad

August 3, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Censorship, Computers, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Facebook, GOP, Inernet, Liberals, Progressives, Republicans, Technology, Texas, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Again showing how easy it is to have conservatives blocked or removed from Facebook, the new video campaign ad for Dan Branch, the Republican candidate for Texas Attorney General, was removed from the social media giant for “community standards” violations.

The ad, a fairly standard campaign ad, was removed and the candidate’s page blocked likely because Branch’s opponents flagged the Facebook posting.

The theme of the ad is “Come And Take It!,” and is filled with images of flags, pledges, hand holding, people in prayer, and talk of limited government, traditional marriage, and pro-life issues. It’s all pretty standard fare, especially for a Texas Republican.
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Photo: The Very First Computer in the U.S. House of Reps

July 26, 2013 | Filed Under Computers, Congress, Government, History, House of Representatives, Technology, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

This is from Roll Call’s Friday Flashback: The First Computer in the House

These days, in absence of computers it would be hard for Capitol Hill to conduct any business. But in the late 1960s, the new technology was a novelty in a world of typewriters and the ever-reliable pen and paper. In this 1967 photo, Speaker John McCormack and House Majority Leader Carl Albert learn to use the first computer in the House. That year, just three computers were on Capitol Hill, according to the Office of the House Historian — one for the Senate sergeant-at-arms, one for the Legislative Reference Service and one for the clerk of the House. The machines were used for inventory, payroll and other accounting work, according to the historian’s office.

(Photo Courtesy Office of the House Historian)


Facebook Blocks Fox News Reporter Starnes Over ‘Politically Incorrect’ Gun Post

July 2, 2013 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, Anti-Americanism, Computers, Conservatives, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Facebook, Fox News, Inernet, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Progressives, Technology, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Todd Starnes of Fox News reports that Facebook blocked his postings because he posted support for the National Rifle Association (NRA), Paula Deen, Chick-Fil-A, and Jesus on his page.

The blocked comment was a snarky commentary on several news stories. It ended up eliciting hundreds of replies and likes before Facebook deleted it leaving a warning message.

In place of Starnes’ page, Facebook posted a message that read, “We removed something you Posted, We removed this from Facebook because it violates our community standards.

“I’m about as politically incorrect as you can get,” read Starnes’ Facebook entry before it was deleted. “I’m wearing an NRA ball cap, eating a Chick-fil-A sandwich, reading a Paula Deen cookbook and sipping a 20-ounce sweet tea while sitting in my Cracker Barrel rocking chair with the Gather Vocal Band singing ‘Jesus Saves’ on the stereo and a Gideon’s Bible in my pocket. Yessir, I’m politically incorrect and happy as a june bug.”

Facebook has since admitted that it was a “mistake” for blocking Starnes’ Facebook page and has re-instated his access and posting privileges.

Facebook sent Starnes a message explaining its actions.
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Journalist’s Twitter Fight Club

June 15, 2013 | Filed Under Blogging, Computers, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Inernet, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, New Media, Progressives, Technology, Twitter, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

If you are a Twitter user you know without question that the social media service often becomes little else but a massive fight club with lots of name calling and foul language and a survey of the Twitter accounts of some well-known journalists and media types shows that they are just as prone to the fight club mentality as everyone else.

Fishbowl DC put together an amusing survey of the Twitter feeds of ten journalists and warns that they are “10 Journos You Don’t Want to Fight on Twitter.”

Included on the list are two Breitbart scrappers, John Nolte and Matthew Boyle. But also appearing are The Washington Post’s Jenifer Rubin, Mediaite’s Tommy Christopher, Politico’s Glenn Thrush, CNN’s Jake Tapper, and several others.

The back and forth is hot and heavy with Commentary’s John Podhoretz calling “total horseshit” on Ben Smith from BuzzFeed, Wonkette publisher Rebecca Schoenkopf calling Red State’s Eric Erickson a “pussy,” CNN’s Jake Tapper essentially calling someone a liar, Breitbart’s Boyle slamming Ashley Judd for her bad grammar… it’s a veritable playground rumble out there.

The fur is flying on a daily basis and if you follow many of the nation’s top writers and media personalities you’ll see. As Fishbowl DC warns, “if you take some of them on, you [sic] doing so at your own risk.”

Now time to go slag Fishbowl DC for its bad grammar…. Boyle, you up for this?
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Google Hires Obama’s Campaign E-Team

June 7, 2013 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Business, Capitalism, Computers, Crony Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Elections, Ethics, Google, Government, Inernet, Liberals, President, Progressives, Technology, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

The hand-in-hand nature of this White House and some of the nation’s biggest corporations is seen in yet another incident as Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign data team is now moving from team Obama to team Google.

This week, Bloomberg reported that Obama’s data mining team, used to such great effect during his 2012 re-election for president, has been hired nearly wholesale to go work for Google.

This may not come as such a great surprise, however, as Google’s Executive Chairman, Eric Schmidt, helped organize and run Obama’s re-election e-team.

Schmidt “helped recruit talent, choose technology, and coach the campaign manager, Jim Messina, on the finer points of leading a large organization,” Bloomberg reports.

Since he came onto the national political scene, Barack Obama has campaigned like a veritable David vs Goliath with evil corporations standing in for Goliath while Obama presents himself as David loading his sling shot to do battle. But the reality is not quite that cut and dried and Google has been a big recipient of Obama’s largesse.
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Wikipedia’s Top Hits: In America, George W. Bush’s Entry Most Controversial

June 5, 2013 | Filed Under Bible, Catholicism, Christianity, Computers, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Europe, France, George W. Bush, Germany, Inernet, Islam, Jews, Judaism, Koran, Liberals, PCism, Progressives, Religion, Society/Culture, Technology, Warner Todd Huston, Western Civilization, Wikileaks | 1 Comment

-By Warner Todd Huston

A new study of the most controversial entries on Wikipedia, the crowd sourced, online encyclopedia, shows that in the English language entry the most fought over is the biography of George W. Bush.

The authors of The most controversial topics in Wikipedia, a study that looked at the most controversial pages by language group, finds some topics stir passions in all cultures–such as matters of religion, God, Jesus, and Muhammad–while others are dependent on more localized matters–such as ages old ethnic conflicts and local politics.

The study looked at the pages that are fought over the most by constant behind the scenes editing by users. The most debated pages undergo what the study terms “edit wars,” which is the back and forth of “reverts,” the action of undoing what another editor added. The goal of the study was to find what subjects were most controversial by language, but also to see what topics straddled cultures.

Maybe unsurprisingly, in the English language Wiki, which is visited most heavily in the United States, the bio of George W. Bush still elicits hot controversy. Bush’s entry appears at the very top among the top ten most edited pages in English. Anarchism comes in second and Muhammad third.
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Dem. Senator Durbin Not Sure if Bloggers Deserve Constitutional Protection

May 29, 2013 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, Blogging, Computers, Congress, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Dick Durbin, Ethics, Free Speech, Freedom, Government, Illinois, Inernet, Journalism, Liberals, Liberty, Media Bias, New Media, President, Progressives, Senate, Twitter, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

In an appearance on Fox News Sunday, senior Illinois Senator, Democrat Dick Durbin, expressed his doubt as to whether bloggers deserved Constitutional protection for their work online.

On the May 26 broadcast of the Sunday show, Durbin told host Chris Wallace that he wasn’t sure if bloggers or “someone who is Tweeting” should be given protections under a media shield law.

Durbin noted that he was not prepared to ask for a special counsel to investigate Eric Holder and his snooping on the business and personal phone calls of nearly 100 reporters of the Associated Press, but he went further to question just who a media shield law would cover.

But here is the bottom line–the media shield law, which I am prepared to support, and I know Sen. Graham supports, still leaves an unanswered question, which I have raised many times: What is a journalist today in 2013? We know it’s someone that works for Fox or AP, but does it include a blogger? Does it include someone who is tweeting? Are these people journalists and entitled to constitutional protection? We need to ask 21st century questions about a provision in our Constitution that was written over 200 years ago.

Durbin did not go on to attempt to clarify what those limits should be.

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Yahoo to Buy Tumblr for $1.1 Billion

May 20, 2013 | Filed Under Business, Capitalism, Computers, Inernet, New Media, Technology, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Yahoo, Inc. has announced that it has cleared the way to purchase the social website Tumblr for a cool $1.1 billion.

The Yahoo board approved the deal in a conference call on May 17, but by Sunday, it wasn’t clear whether Tumblr had accepted the offer. Yahoo reports that it will hold a press conference as soon as Monday to make an announcement on the matter.

Tumblr, a social media site that combined blogging with a sharable, crowd sourced platform, was founded by David Karp and Marco Arment in 2007 and built a quick following.

Already many Tumblr users are lamenting the decision to sell out to Yahoo. On May 19, the website Mashable posted a piece about the “upheaval over Yahoo’s rumored Tumblr acquisition” revealing some users disgust at Tumblr for selling out to the corporate giant.
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3D-Printed Gun Plans Downloaded 100,000 Times in Two Days

May 11, 2013 | Filed Under 2nd Amendment, Computers, Constitution, Guns, Inernet, Technology, Warner Todd Huston | 2 Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

The 3D-printable gun craze is just beginning as the blueprint plans for the new “Liberator” plastic gun were downloaded nearly 100,000 times in just a two-day period this month.

Cody Wilson, founder of the 3D-Printed firearm company Defense Distributed, announced the creation of the first fully printable gun on May 3 and in only a few days hundreds of thousands of downloads of the plans were made from the Defcad.org website.

Despite the large number of downloads, don’t expect the country to suddenly be awash with plastic guns. Few people that downloaded the plans will have a 3D printing machine at their disposal with which to actually produce a Liberator model of their very own.

But the relatively few number of guns that will be produced isn’t stopping politicians like New York’s Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer from raising fears over 3D-printed guns, though.
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INFOGRAPHIC: Internet Sales Tax Is Bad for Everyone

May 10, 2013 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Computers, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Free Trade, Heritage Foundation, Inernet, Jobs, Liberals, President, Progressives, Taxes, Technology, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

By -Kelsey Harris The Heritage Foundation

Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) told Bloomberg Television Wednesday he would “probably not” support the Marketplace Fairness Act, an Internet sales tax bill that passed through the Senate this week by a 69–27 margin.

“Moving this bill where you’ve got 50 different sales tax codes, it’s a mess out there,” Boehner said. “You’re going to make it much more difficult for online retailers to be able to comply.”

Small business owners all over the country agree–and they’re speaking out.
Matthew Sorrell, co-founder of Infinity College Bookstore, an online used textbook store, is worried about his company’s ability to keep up with the 9,646 tax jurisdictions in the United States.

“I might have to go through all the transactions that we’ve had every month and figure out based on the ZIP Code that the book was shipped to what jurisdiction they’re in and then remit the tax to each one,” Sorrell told The Wall Street Journal.

Sorrell is just one of many small business owners who are frustrated by the complexity and high costs associated with the Internet sales tax. We put together this infographic to highlight some of their concerns.


Chinese Bloggers Get Wasteful Gov’t Official Fired

May 2, 2013 | Filed Under Blogging, Budget, China, Communism, Computers, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Inernet, Liberals, Socialism, Taxes, Technology, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Citizen journalists in China have succeeded in getting a wasteful government official fired by reporting on a lavish party he threw paid for by government funds.

The Communist Party boss of Taizhou City, Zhang Aihua, had developed a habit of extravagant parties, high spending, and glad-handing industrial representatives, so much so that local residents had become angry at the excess.

At length, Jia Hongwei, a web forum administrator in Taizhou, joined other local citizens in outrage at Aihua’s latest blowout party. Hongwei brought his video camera and took images of the expensive foods and wines that cluttered the tables of Aihua’s party scene and posted them online.

The crowd of every-day Chinese harangued the official until he mounted a table to beg for forgiveness over a loudspeaker. “I was wrong tonight. Please forgive me. I’ll do anything if you let me go,” he is reported as having pleaded to the crowd.

But it was blogger Hongwei that seems to have been instrumental in urging the government to investigate the Communist Party boss.
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3D-Printed Guns Can’t Be Stopped

April 26, 2013 | Filed Under 2nd Amendment, Computers, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Gun Control, Guns, Inernet, Liberals, Progressives, Regulation, Science, Technology, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

According to many at the 3D Printing Conference and Expo, 3D-printed guns are inevitable despite the efforts of some 3D printer companies and politicians to try and stop it.

The expo now underway in New York revealed opposing views on the issue of printed firearms, but according to 3D gun advocate Cody Wilson, 3D-printed guns are not only already here but should be legal.

Wilson, the founder and director of Defense Distributed, scoffed at claims by other conference speakers that 3D-printed guns are still not technologically viable. “No, it’s here today,” he said from the podium.

Wilson’s group has printed several gun parts and used them to fire live rounds. Defense Distributed isn’t the only group that has done this, either.

Several 3D technology companies, however, are not as excited as Wilson about the possibility of printing firearms.
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Social Media Site Reddit Apologizes for ‘Online Witch Hunt’ of Boston Bomber Search

April 25, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Boston, Computers, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Inernet, Islam, Islamofascism, Jihad, Liberals, Massachusetts, Progressives, Religion, Sharia, Technology, Terrorism, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Reddit has officially apologized for users’ assumption that an innocent and missing Brown University student was a likely suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing.

In the few days between the Monday afternoon bombing of the Boston Marathon and Friday morning when it became clear that the Tsarnev brothers were being sought by authorities for the act of terror, users of the social media website Reddit attempted to ID the bombers through a crowd sourced search of video and photographs of the bombing site.

Unfortunately, according to Reddit General Manager Erik Martin, the effort became a “witch hunt” and proved to be just the sort of situation that the website had hoped to avoid.

“We all need to look at what happened and make sure that in the future we do everything we can to help and not hinder crisis situations,” Martin said in a blog post published on April 22.
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On Easter, Google Doodle Celebrates Union Leader Cesar Chavez

March 31, 2013 | Filed Under Business, Christianity, Computers, Democrats/Leftists, Easter, Ethics, Google, Holiday, Inernet, Liberals, PCism, Progressives, Society/Culture, Technology, Unions, Warner Todd Huston, Western Civilization | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

This year, March 31 is Easter Day, the day that American Christians celebrate Jesus Christ having risen from the tomb to join his Father in Heaven. But instead of hosting a doodle celebrating that sacred holiday, this March 31, Google is celebrating the birth of famed union activist Cesar Chavez.

Cesar Chavez was born on March 31, 1927 and is most well known for organizing south western farm workers into unions in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. In 1962, Chavez co-founded the National Farm Workers Association (NFWA) with fellow activist Dolores Huerta. By 1972, the NFWA had merged with another union to become the United Farm Workers union (UFW).

Under Chavez, the UFW constantly used violence, threats, and strong arm tactics to coerce workers into joining the union and the FBI often investigated Chavez for ties to the Communist Party.

So on this March 31, Google has chosen to celebrate the life of a union activist instead of the Risen Christ with its “doodle.”

A Google “doodle” is a cartoon graphic celebrating a day of historical interest. The doodle is placed on the search engine’s main landing page just above the search field. Doodles are often whimsical and animated.

Google’s most recent doodles include Bangladesh Independence Day, Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro’s 167th Birthday (Portugal), Persian New Year, St. Patrick’s Day, Hungary National Day, Russian scientist Vladimir Vernadsky’s 150th Birthday, and Women’s Day.
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Twitter Agrees to Allow Vladimir Putin to Censor Russian Content

March 30, 2013 | Filed Under Communism, Computers, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Free Speech, Freedom, Inernet, Liberals, Liberty, Progressives, Regulation, Rights, Russia, Socialism, Technology, The Law, Twitter, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Twitter has bowed to pressure from Russian Czar Vladimir Putin to block all content blacklisted by Russia’s Federal Service for Supervision in Telecommunications, Information Technology and Mass Communications.

Putin’s government reports that since early March, Twitter has “actively been engaged in cooperation” with Russian authorities already. Twitter has already deleted pinpointed accounts and is restricting access on the basis of “five information materials” as determined by Russian authorities.

In a statement from the Kremlin, Twitter’s cooperation with the massive censorship policy was praised.
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Google Hangouts: Obama’s Tech Savvy Presidency

February 16, 2013 | Filed Under Computers, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, GOP, Government, Inernet, Liberals, Media, Progressives, Republicans, Technology, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

On February 14, President Obama will again host a Google Hangout to take questions from members of Google Plus, one of the net’s newer social networks.

Calling it a “Fireside Hangout,” the President will answer pre-submitted questions and videos from Americans.

Tech savvy moves like this have been a hallmark of this President and it is one of the reasons that he has been able to zoom ahead of Republicans who appear practically Luddite by comparison.
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Apple CEO Joined Michelle Obama at State of the Union Speech

February 13, 2013 | Filed Under Apple, Barack Obama, Business, Capitalism, Computers, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Jobs, Liberals, President, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment

-By Warner Todd Huston

Apple CEO Tim Cook sat with Michelle Obama as the President delivered his State of the Union speech on February 12.

Cook is the second member of the world of Apple to join the First Lady. At last year’s speech, Mrs. Obama invited the widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs to view the SOTU speech.

Gene Sperling, a top White House economic advisor, confirmed the First Lady’s invitation as well as Mr. Cook’s acceptance.

“Apple is a great American company, and it stands for our sense of innovation, invention, entrepreneurship, and risk taking and I think that’s quite an appropriate person to be in the First Lady’s box when the president is talking about our economic future, the importance of job creation, manufacturing, innovation and how we create strong middle class jobs,” Sperling said.
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Believing Non-Facts: People Rarely See Corrections or Updates on Internet Stories

January 30, 2013 | Filed Under Computers, Inernet, Journalism, Media, Media Bias, Technology, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

A new study finds that when stories on the Internet contain incorrect or misleading information and are later updated with corrections, people rarely see the corrections and go on believing the incorrect information they first read.

The study presented participants with computer documents that contained inaccuracies followed by more documents with the facts corrected with the result that most didn’t inculcate the corrections.

The study conducted at Ohio State University found that people tend to believe what they first read because, according to study co-author R. Kelly Garrett, people “don’t have time” to “systematically evaluate every claim they encounter.”

“Humans aren’t vessels into which you can just pour accurate information,” Garrett said.
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Ashton Kutcher’s Apple Computer Founder BioPic Slammed as ‘Totally Wrong’

January 28, 2013 | Filed Under Apple, Computers, Hollywood, Inernet, Movies, Technology, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Actor Ashton Kutcher is starring in jOBS, an upcoming film based on the life of Apple Computer founder Steve Jobs. But at least one person intimate with the Mac mastermind is not impressed. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is slamming Kutcher’s film as “totally wrong.”

Apple co-wiz, Woz, made his comments after seeing a clip from the movie showing the 34-year-old actor seeming to portray a period in Apple’s creation when Steve Jobs was a much younger person than actor Krutcher. Wozniak felt their “relationship” was portrayed incorrectly, as well.

“Not close…we never had such interaction and roles…I’m not even sure what it’s getting at…personalities are very wrong although mine is closer,” Woz wrote to the tech site Gizmodo.

Woz also noted that it wasn’t Jobs that was the early, far-seeing computer maker that foresaw the social changes that computers would eventually bring. In fact, Jobs came to the computer club that helped spawn what would become Apple Computers after the home computer’s creation was envisioned.
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Julian Assange Calls WikiLeaks Movie ‘Massive Propaganda’

January 27, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Computers, Democrats/Leftists, Entertainment, Ethics, Hollywood, Inernet, Liberals, Movies, Progressives, Technology, Warner Todd Huston, Wikileaks | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Julian Assange, the famed head of the website WikiLeaks, is not happy with the upcoming DreamWorks film based on his famous document-leaking website. As far as Assange is concerned the film is just “massive propaganda.”

Via videolink, Assange recently told a gathering of the Oxford Union debate that the movie, titled The Fifth Estate and directed by Bill Condon, is nothing but a “massive propaganda attack on WikiLeaks and the character of my staff.”

Assange was speaking from the Ecuadorian embassy in London since Ecuador offered him asylum from countries seeking to prosecute him for his release of many thousands of pages of secret government documents.

The Internet interloper told his audience that he had an advanced copy of the shooting script for the film and said it begins with Iranian officials working on building a nuclear bomb. The WikiLeaks founder said that the reason for such an opening was to “fan the flames of war” and that Iran’s nuclear bomb has nothing to do with him and his website. “It is a lie upon lie,” he said.
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No HuffPo Inaugural Party This Year?

January 21, 2013 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Computers, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Huffington Post, Inernet, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

For the President’s 2009 inauguration, one of the “it” parties was the one thrown by the Huffington Post. But this time around HuffPo isn’t throwing a party at all. That’s quite a let down from 2009.

A quick run down of the celebs that attended the party not to mention and how out of control the party was has been penned by Roger Friedman who himself missed most of the shindig.

During the 2009 blow out, party goers saw Robert DeNiro, Ben Affleck, Josh Groban, Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher, Norman Lear, Rosie Perez, Gerald Butler, Marisa Tomei, John Cusack, Kerry Washington, Leigh Taylor-Young, and many more.

But this year? As Friedman says, “There is no such thing this time around” as a HuffPo inaugural party.

Why not? Perhaps the HuffPo team doesn’t feel quite as exultant as they did in 2009? It might also be because Huffington Post chief Arianna Huffington sold HuffPo to AOL a few years after the 2009 inaugural. It just ain’t like the old days at HuffPo, is it?

So, instead of throwing another party to die for, Huffington Post is opting just to cover the parade and swearing in ceremony as, you know, “journalists,” instead of whooping it up as invested participants.
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Futurism: GE Plans Automated Internet Notices from Failing Products

December 1, 2012 | Filed Under Business, Capitalism, Computers, Economy/Finances, Free Trade, Inernet, Jobs, Technology, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

General Electric has its eye on the future and the manufacturing giant feels the future will take the form of an “industrial Internet” that will alert both users and the manufacturers when products are breaking down or coming to the end of a life cycle. This will mean that GE will be able to fix or replace products before they even break down an idea that might curtail downtime as airplanes, trains, power generators and the like can be repaired before any actual trouble arises.

In a new report touting its “industrial Internet” system, GE claimed that even a 1 percent increase in efficiency by avoiding downtime will pay big dividends. As The Wall Street Journal’s Rachel King reports, this industrial Internet, “has the potential to add $10-$15 trillion to global GDP by 2030… According to the report, a 1% increase in efficiency generated … can mean savings of $30 billion in aviation, $66 billion in power generation and $63 billion in healthcare over 15 years.”

Supporters say that the constant updates generated from equipment over such an industrial Internet will help engineers and scientists better understand their products and improve safety and efficiency on into the future.
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