Google Admits “Home” Smart Device Is Listening To Your Recorded Audio

Google Admits “Home” Smart Device Is Listening To Your Recorded Audio By John Vibes As smart devices have become ubiquitous in our lives, people are becoming increasingly concerned about the privacy implications of the technology. In the past, tech companies like Google have insisted that their smart devices are not a threat to your privacy, but as it becomes more obvious how intrusive this technology can be, they have started to play damage control and are now revealing limited details about the scope of their surveillance. In a recent statement,…

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Julian Assange Writes A Letter To Supporters From British Prison, Here Is What He Said

Julian Assange Writes A Letter To Supporters From British Prison, Here Is What He Said By John Vibes Julian Assange is seriously ill as he awaits extradition for charges that could land him in jail for the rest of his life. According to reports from the Swedish and Danish speaking press last week, Assange is currently being held in the hospital ward of “Belmarsh,” the UK’s most notorious prison. Belmarsh has been called “Britain’s Guantanamo Bay,” since prisoners accused of terrorism are typically sent there. Amid speculation about the embattled…

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Parkland School Police Officer Arrested on 11 Charges Tied to Shooting

Parkland School Police Officer Arrested on 11 Charges Tied to Shooting By John Vibes A police officer who hid for nearly an hour at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida last year while a horrible shooting took place just feet away, has been arrested for his negligence during the shooting. Former Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy Scot Peterson was arrested this week and charged with seven counts of child neglect, three counts of culpable negligence, and one count of perjury. Peterson was the sole school resource officer on duty…

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AI-Generated Joe Rogan Voice is a Warning From the Future

AI-Generated Joe Rogan Voice is a Warning From the Future By John Vibes In 2017, a startup called “Lyrebird” made headlines with AI-generated replications of celebrity voices that were extremely convincing. Tracks posted to SoundCloud featured the voices of Donald Trump, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton making a pitch for the Lyrebird’s new technology. In the video, a Fake President Trump voice says, “They can make us say anything now.” While the story gathered some attention initially, it quickly disappeared from the news cycle, except for just about one place,…

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Nineteen Eighty-Four Turns 70 Years Old In A World That Looks A Lot Like The Book

Nineteen Eighty-Four Turns 70 Years Old In A World That Looks A Lot Like The Book By John Vibes This month, George Orwell’s legendary novel Nineteen Eighty-Four turns 70 years old, and the warnings contained within the story are now more relevant than ever. Orwell’s predictions were so spot on that it almost seems like it was used as some type of accidental instruction manual for would-be tyrants. In the world of Nineteen Eighty-Four, there is an all-encompassing surveillance state that keeps a watchful eye on everyone, in search of possible…

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Philadelphia District Attorney Wants to Stop Prosecuting People for Drugs

Philadelphia District Attorney Wants to Stop Prosecuting People for Drugs By John Vibes Philadelphia has one of the worst heroin problems in the country, and the city’s District Attorney recently went public with a radical and controversial solution. During an interview with Axios on HBO, which airs next month, Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner said he wants to start sending addicts to treatment instead of to prison. Possession is different than dealing, it’s different than carrying a bunch of drugs you intend to sell or deliver later, it’s just possession.…

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Multiple Government Websites Taken Down After Arrest Of Julian Assange

Multiple Government Websites Taken Down After Arrest Of Julian Assange By John Vibes Following this week’s arrest of WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange in London, the hacktivist group Anonymous released a video calling for his captors to be held accountable. The video showed the classic Anonymous figure wearing a Guy Fawkes and speaking with a distorted voice. “Many powerful forces from all over the world have worked to make this possible. Influential people representing the governments of the UK, the United States, and Ecuador have all signed off on this unprecedented…

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Meet the Woman Who Rented Hotel Rooms for the Homeless During Chicago’s Deep Freeze

Meet the Woman Who Rented Hotel Rooms for the Homeless During Chicago’s Deep Freeze By John Vibes Earlier this week, we reported on the inspirational story of an anonymous Good Samaritan who paid for 70 homeless people to stay in hotels after there was a fire at their encampment. In the days since, more details have come to light about the situation, and it turns out that this charitable act was a combined effort of numerous volunteers, who were all inspired by the good deed of a local real estate…

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Anonymous Good Samaritan Books Hotel for 70 Homeless People as Temperatures Drop to Record Lows

Anonymous Good Samaritan Books Hotel for 70 Homeless People as Temperatures Drop to Record Lows By John Vibes This week, as record low temperatures are sweeping across the country, the homeless population in areas like Chicago are struggling to stay warm, and alive. Some areas of Chicago have seen temperatures of lower than 22 degrees below zero in the past week. A group of 70 homeless people were attempting to keep warm using nearly 100 propane heaters at an encampment of tents in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood the other night…

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16-Month Long Sting Operation Catches First Nations Man Selling $90 Worth of Fish

16-Month Long Sting Operation Catches First Nations Man Selling $90 Worth of Fish By John Vibes According to recent reports, a Canadian government agent posed as a scientist to set up an elaborate sting operation targeting a Cree First Nations man who was accused of illegally selling fish he’d caught from a lake near his home. For a year and a half, a conservation officer from Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Environment went undercover as an air quality scientist to investigate the claims. Donald Iron, a Cree First Nations man who lives…

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