Information Interruptus: Bing, Google and The News Media Bargaining Code
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Information Interruptus: Bing, Google and The News Media Bargaining Code

It’s looking a touch quixotic, but the News Media Bargaining Code has become Australia’s weapon of choice in attempting to redistribute proceeds from big tech into the coffers of a withering fourth estate. It has now reached a point of sufficient concern for Google as to become threatening, winding its way to a Senate Committee…

Another Mega Group Spy Scandal? Samanage, Sabotage, and the SolarWinds Hack
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Another Mega Group Spy Scandal? Samanage, Sabotage, and the SolarWinds Hack

The devastating hack on SolarWinds was quickly pinned on Russia by US intelligence. A more likely culprit, Samanage, a company whose software was integrated into SolarWinds’ software just as the “back door” was inserted, is deeply tied to Israeli intelligence and intelligence-linked families such as the Maxwells. In mid-December of 2020, a massive hack compromised…

Isabel Maxwell: Israel’s “Back Door” Into Silicon Valley
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Isabel Maxwell: Israel’s “Back Door” Into Silicon Valley

This is Part II of the series “The Maxwell Family Business: Espionage” and focuses on Isabel Maxwell. Part I can be found here. By moving in “the same circles as her father” and vowing to “work only on things involving Israel,” Isabel Maxwell became a pivotal liaison for the entry of Israeli intelligence-linked tech firms…

Is Microsoft Trying to Drive a Wedge Between Amazon and the Pentagon?
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Is Microsoft Trying to Drive a Wedge Between Amazon and the Pentagon?

Microsoft committed itself to supporting the US military in any way that it can. President Brad Smith didn’t leave his company’s intentions in doubt when he pledged at the Reagan National Defense Forum that Microsoft is “going to provide the US military with access to the best technology … all the technology we create. Full stop.”…

7 Popular Devices That Spy On You Without Your Permission
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7 Popular Devices That Spy On You Without Your Permission

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) wrote a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) asking them to look at technology from the likes of Microsoft, Google, Amazon and others, citing the “always on” technology as being “worrisome”. Yahoo Finance report: EPIC fears the average consumer isn’t aware that some of these devices are actually…

How the CIA Spies On Your Everyday Life, According to WikiLeaks
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How the CIA Spies On Your Everyday Life, According to WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks’ latest release from the Vault 7 series of CIA leaks, sheds more light on how ordinary people can be easily tracked and targeted by the US intelligence agency through everyday electronic devices. Since March 7, WikiLeaks has revealed CIA hacking techniques used to weaponize mobile phones, conduct surveillance via smart TVs, and load and…