Month: December 2017

Questions Remain After Eric Schmidt Steps Down From Alphabet

Questions Remain After Eric Schmidt Steps Down From Alphabet The week leading up to Christmas has proven explosive for various aspects of the technological world. In a matter of days, Bitcoin’s value plummeted drastically and Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Alphabet’s board of directors, stepped down without naming a successor. The announcement has raised a storm of questions as to the motive behind the decision, and speculation as to Schmidt’s future. CNBC reported that Alphabet, Google’s parent company, had announced Schmidt would be transitioning to a technical advisory role, and will continue to serve on the company’s board. The Wall Street Journal...

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Coinbase Halts Bitcoin Cash Transactions Amidst Accusations Of Insider Trading

Coinbase Halts Bitcoin Cash Transactions Amidst Accusations Of Insider Trading Source: Coinbase Halts Bitcoin Cash Transactions Amidst Accusations Of Insider Trading Coinbase has launched an internal probe to identify whether its employees engaged in insider trading of Bitcoin Cash shortly before the cryptocurrency was officially introduced to the exchange yesterday. Increased trading led to a spike in Bitcoin Cash’s valuation, and just four hours after its introduction, Coinbase suspended trading of the digital currency. Coinbase’s ethics policy prevents employees from “trading on ‘material non-public information,’ such as when a new asset will be added to our platform,” wrote Coinbase CEO...

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Interview: Rick Wilson denies involvement with Buzzfeed dossier to Disobedient Media

Interview: Rick Wilson denies involvement with Buzzfeed dossier to Disobedient Media It’s the latest chapter in a saga of dubious news stories run by the press and later debunked once facts began to emerge. On January 10, 2017, Buzzfeed ran an article with a dossier that they alleged showed “proof” that President Elect Donald Trump was compromised due to documentation by Russian intelligence of graphic sexual acts Mr. Trump allegedly engaged in. The credibility of the report was almost immediately called into question. The same day that Buzzfeed’s article broke, Wikileaks tweeted that the style, facts and dates contained in...

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Reddit Caught Censoring Posts Using The Term “Rothschild”

Reddit Caught Censoring Posts Using The Term “Rothschild” It’s the latest chapter of the long, documented saga of Reddit censorship against various forms of political speech over the past several years. In a humorous development, Reddit’s admin team has been caught censoring posts using the term “Rothschild.” Users on pro-Trump subreddit r/the_donald began noticing the censorship several days ago after a humorous tweet from Lynn de Rothschild on February 21st, 2017 lampooned John Podesta for his work managing Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential election campaign. A test conducted by Disobedient Media on February 23rd has confirmed that Reddit is indeed censoring...

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Facebook Caught Auto-Censoring Controversial Content About Merkel, Zuckerberg

Facebook Caught Auto-Censoring Controversial Content About Merkel, Zuckerberg An attempt to share a 2-year-old article by CNBC has revealed what appears to be Facebook participation in minimizing comments made by Zuckerberg affirming his support for censorship on their platform. The article discussed comments picked up on a hot mic during a conversation between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Mark Zuckerberg where Merkel asked Zuckerberg to censor speech critical of immigrants and Zuckerberg agreed to do so. The decision by Facebook to censor news content online pertaining to comments made by their CEO raises questions about their commitment to transparency and free speech....

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