Leaked Documents Show White House is Planning Executive Order to Censor the Internet

Leaked Documents Show White House is Planning Executive Order to Censor the Internet Fight For The Future Breaking: leaked documents show that the Trump administration is drafting an executive order that, if upheld by the courts, could essentially end free speech on the Internet. The draft order would put the FTC and the FCC, headed by its notoriously corrupt chairman Ajit Pai, in charge of monitoring and policing online speech on social media platforms, online forums, and more. It would give these bureaucratic government agencies unprecedented control over how Internet…

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The Federal Government Sold Your Social Security Number for FIVE Dollars

The Federal Government Sold Your Social Security Number for FIVE Dollars By Simon Black, Sovereign Man Welcome to our Friday roll up, where we highlight the most absurd and concerning stories we are following this week. Equifax fined $700 million… for 147 million person data breach Do you remember back in 2017 when Equifax (the giant consumer credit agency) admitted that it had been breached? Hackers broke into Equifax’s databases and stole personal and financial records of 147 million people. And we’re talking EVERYTHING– names, addresses, Social Security Numbers… all the…

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Fixed? The FTC Orders Facebook to Stop Using Your 2FA Number for Ads

Fixed? The FTC Orders Facebook to Stop Using Your 2FA Number for Ads By Gennie Gebhart Since academics and investigative journalists first reported last year that Facebook was using people’s two-factor authentication numbers and “shadow” contact information for targeted advertising, Facebook has shown little public interest in fixing this critical problem. Subsequent demands that Facebook stop all non-essential uses of these phone numbers, and public revelations that Facebook’s phone number abuse was even worse than initially reported, failed to move the company to action. Yesterday, rather than face a lawsuit…

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The FTC-Facebook Settlement Does Too Little to Protect Your Privacy

The FTC-Facebook Settlement Does Too Little to Protect Your Privacy By Adam Schwartz EFF is disappointed by the terms of the settlement agreement announced today between the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Facebook. It is grossly inadequate to the task of protecting the privacy of technology users from Facebook’s surveillance-based system of social networking and targeted advertising. This settlement arises from the FTC’s 2012 settlement order against Facebook, concerning the company’s deceptive statements about user privacy. Facebook violated the 2012 FTC order through its role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal,…

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Deep Dive: FTC Negotiating Multi-Billion Dollar Fine For Facebook’s Privacy Scandals; Violating 2011 Accord

Deep Dive: FTC Negotiating Multi-Billion Dollar Fine For Facebook’s Privacy Scandals; Violating 2011 Accord By Aaron Kesel Facebook is being accused by the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) of privacy violations and is in the midst of negotiating over a multi-billion dollar fine that would settle the agency’s investigation into the social media giant’s privacy concerns. The massive fine according to several news sources is not disclosed, although it’s said that it could amount to a record multi-billion dollar fine for privacy violations, Ars Technica reported. This comes after a series of…

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