Facebook sued for allegedly spying on Instagram users through phone cameras

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Facebook sued for allegedly spying on Instagram users through phone cameras

Source: RT News

Social media giant Facebook secretly used iPhone cameras to obtain “extremely private and intimate” information about the uses of its Instagram picture and video sharing app, a new US lawsuit claims.

The legal action follows Instagram users reporting in July that they had noticed the FaceTime symbol, which indicates that an iPhone camera is on, was showing up when they scrolled their feeds.

At the time, Facebook denied spying accusations and blamed the issue on a bug, which, it said, triggered false notifications that Instagram was accessing cameras.

However, now a lawsuit, filed in a federal court in San Francisco on Thursday, insists that the tech giant was doing it on purpose.

The Instagram app was activating smartphone cameras without notifying the owners of the phones in order to gather “lucrative and valuable data that it would not otherwise have access to,” plaintiff Brittany Conditi from New…

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Facebook will pay users to log off before 2020 election

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Source: Selim AlgarNew York Post

It’s pay to not play.

Facebook is offering users money to refrain from using the site and Instagram in the weeks leading up to the bitterly contested November elections.

To assess the impact of social media on voting, the company will pay selected members up to $120 to deactivate their accounts beginning at the end of September.

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NATO Is a Protection Racket, Among Other Things – Michael Booth

Trump and All the Rest

Let’s Go Back Over the Story

The rationale for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has been based on a genial lie from the beginning: that the United States set up and essentially runs NATO in order to protect Europe from potential Russian aggression. It seems to make perfect sense when interpreted in the context of the Cold War, in which we were obliged by Big Brother to perceive almost everything as a Russian plot. The best defense against this looming danger, the story goes, was a military alliance led by the greatest power in the history of the world, the United States.

In the immediate post-World War II period the US, which took more than its share of the credit for the liberation of Europe from the Nazis, saw an opportunity to consolidate its influence over the continent. Given the poverty and disarray of other countries after the war…

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show trial of Julian Assange

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The Assange Hearing Day 13 – by Craig John Murray

The detail given by Mr. Murray is astounding and outstanding. Throughout I have found myself shaking my head in disbelief that this farce actually continues. It is hard to imagine how anyone, especially Julian Assange, is sitting through this absolute absurdity… how can he not want to leap out of his chair and throttle this lot?! It was painful to read…

Friday gave us the most emotionally charged moments yet at the Assange hearing, showed that strange and sharp twists in the story are still arriving at the Old Bailey, and brought into sharp focus some questions about the handling and validity of evidence, which I will address in comment.

NICKY HAGER

The first witness of the day was Nicky Hager, the veteran New Zealand investigative journalist. Hager’s co-authored book “Hit and Run” detailed a disastrous New Zealand SAS raid…

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show trial of Julian Assange

To whom this may concern...

The Assange Hearing Day 13 – by Craig John Murray

The detail given by Mr. Murray is astounding and outstanding. Throughout I have found myself shaking my head in disbelief that this farce actually continues. It is hard to imagine how anyone, especially Julian Assange, is sitting through this absolute absurdity… how can he not want to leap out of his chair and throttle this lot?! It was painful to read…

Friday gave us the most emotionally charged moments yet at the Assange hearing, showed that strange and sharp twists in the story are still arriving at the Old Bailey, and brought into sharp focus some questions about the handling and validity of evidence, which I will address in comment.

NICKY HAGER

The first witness of the day was Nicky Hager, the veteran New Zealand investigative journalist. Hager’s co-authored book “Hit and Run” detailed a disastrous New Zealand SAS raid…

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Assange’s Fourth Day at the Old Bailey: COVID in the Courtroom

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by Dr. Binoy Kampmark

it is extraordinary in the present day and age we are witnessing this tragedy, that a silence from all media is deafening, and how the beacons of “freedom of the press” are shown as liars and hypocrites

It all had the appropriate Orwellian shades and show trial trimmings. The US prosecution team had gone remote; Assange’s legal team was physically present and masked. Technology again did its bedevilling magic at the Central Criminal Court. At one point, Joel Smith for the prosecution was attempting to get the attention ofJudge Vanessa Baraitserto inform her that nothing could be heard in the court room. The screen of chief prosecutor Lewis had also frozen.

Unlike the previous three days of these extradition proceedings, the central contentions were not Assange the public interest journalist, the discloser of informant names, or President Donald J. Trump’s war on the Fourth…

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The Criminal Prosecution of Boeing Executives Should Begin

The Most Revolutionary Act

Mish Talk | September 18, 2020

Damning details of purposeful malfeasance by Boeing executives emerged in a Congressional investigation.

FAA, Boeing Blasted Over 737 MAX Failures

On Wednesday, the Transportation Committee Blasted FAA, Boeing Over 737 MAX Failures

The 238-page document, written by the majority staff of the House Transportation Committee, calls into question whether the plane maker or the Federal Aviation Administration has fully incorporated essential safety lessons, despite a global grounding of the MAX fleet since March 2019.

After an 18-month investigation, the report, released Wednesday, concludes that Boeing’s travails stemmed partly from a reluctance to admit mistakes and “point to a company culture that is in serious need of a safety reset.”

The report provides more specifics, in sometimes-blistering language, backing up preliminary findings the panel’s Democrats released six months ago, which laid out a pattern of mistakes and missed opportunities to correct them.

In one…

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