Court Dismisses Federal Government’s Antitrust Case Against Facebook

A federal court has dismissed two antitrust cases that were brought against Facebook, representing a significant setback for federal and state regulators in their attempts to rein in Big Tech. The lawsuits were filed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and state attorneys general seeking to break up what they’ve described as Facebook’s monopoly on social networking.

US, Europe, Japan, and Taiwan Stress Tech Supply Chain Partnership at Transnational Forum

As the COVID-19 pandemic has affected nations unprecedentedly, the United States, Europe, Japan, and Taiwan are taking collective action to cement their tech supply chain partnership. On June 22, an ad-hoc online forum for this alliance was co-organized by the European Economic and Trade Office (EETO), the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association (JTEA), and

Hackers Stole Nearly 26 Million User Login Credentials for Sites Like Amazon, Google, Facebook

Hackers using a custom Trojan-type malware stole nearly 26 million login credentials—emails or usernames and associated passwords—from almost a million websites over a two year period, including from such namesakes as Amazon, Facebook, and Twitter, according to cybersecurity provider NordLocker. The malware infiltrated over 3 million Windows-based computers between 2018 and 2020, with the cyber

Ted Cruz: Facebook Could Be Held Liable for Actions and Correspondence With Dr. Fauci

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Facebook could be taken to court by those users that had their posts about the Wuhan lab (China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology) leak censored, since recently disclosed emails from Dr. Anthony Fauci show there was correspondence between him and Mark Zuckerberg, after which Facebook started censoring such information. “But these latest breakthroughs

Human Evolution Theories Face Serious Challenges From Fossils, Study Finds

The origin of humans has always been one of the ultimate questions in science. Ever since Charles Darwin wrote his book “On the Origin of Species,” paving the way for many scientists to reject the idea of divine creation, evolutionists have been trying to find a satisfactory explanation for how humans originated.Darwin himself speculated that

News Break App Founded, Controlled, and Backed by Chinese Entities

Connections between China and News Break, a top news aggregation app in the United States, have been exposed. On May 23, the Boston-based The Wire China website published an in-depth investigation revealing News Break’s deep ties with China. News Break began in 2015, when Jeff Zheng founded Particle Media Inc. in Delaware. Jeff Zheng is also the

‘Location Off Should Mean Location Off’: Google Lawsuit Over Data Collection

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich says that Google continues to collect location data even after users turn off tracking on their smartphones and other devices, citing concerns from company employees about its data-collection practices, in the latest update of a lawsuit against the tech giant. According to documents that were submitted in court by Brnovich’s office

Facebook Whistleblower Leaks ‘Vaccine Hesitancy’ Censorship Documents

A Facebook whistleblower has leaked documents that appear to expose the tech giant’s plans to censor content that show COVID-19 “vaccine hesitancy.” Whistleblower Morgan Kahmann, a former data center technician for Facebook, revealed his identity in an interview on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” after first coming forward to the investigative journalism non-profit Project Veritas

India Excludes Chinese Companies From Its 5G Trials

NEW DELHI—India has decided to proceed with its fifth-generation (5G) wireless network technology and spectrum trials and has invited equipment makers from various nations—except China. Experts say India is keeping Chinese 5G firms such as Huawei and ZTE out of its massive market because of the border dispute last year and because the exclusion will economically hurt Chinese

Facebook Data From More Than 500 Million Users Found Online

NEW YORK—Details from more than 500 million Facebook users have been found available on a website for hackers. While the information appears to be several years old, it’s another example of the vast amount of information collected by Facebook and other social media sites, and the limits to how secure that information is. The availability of the data set

YouTube Deleted 2.5 Million ‘Dislikes’ From Biden White House Videos, Data Indicates

YouTube has deleted about 2.5 million ‘dislikes’ from videos on the official White House channel of President Joe Biden, according to data collected and posted online by a researcher who wished to remain anonymous. YouTube recently announced that it’s testing a new page design that hides the dislike count. The Google-owned video platform allows users

Supreme Court Rejects Facebook Appeal in $15 Billion Lawsuit

The Supreme Court on March 22 rejected an appeal from Facebook that requested the court intervene in a $15 billion class-action lawsuit that alleged the firm illegally tracked the online activities of its users when they aren’t on the platform, in violation of the federal Wiretap Act. “Facebook’s user profiles would allegedly reveal an individual’s likes, dislikes, interests, and

Facebook Runs Ads for Products of Genocide in China

As lawmakers on both Capitol Hill and in Parliament in the UK meet this week to discuss legislation responding to the genocide of Uyghurs in China, The Epoch Times has received evidence linking Facebook ad revenue to Chinese companies profiting from that genocide. The advertisement of Uyghur hair on Facebook places the social media giant at odd with policymakers, human rights activists,

LINE Messaging App Exposed Users to Data Access by China-Based Company

Japan’s popular messaging app LINE recently admitted that its users’ personal data stored on its server in Japan could be accessed by China-based engineers that the company had outsourced to. In an official response, LINE admitted that user data had been accessed more than 32 times and that it is now setting up a committee to rectify

EU and Vietnam to Exclude China-Made Vaccines

The European Union is expected to exclude Chinese-made vaccines from its “vaccine passport” certification program because they are not approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). At the same time, Vietnam is reportedly buying large quantities of COVID-19 vaccines from Western countries and Russia, but not China. On March 12, Euronews reported that the EU is expected to vote on a “vaccine

Facebook Official Says Company Should Be Broken Up, Has Too Much Power

A top Facebook official told an undercover journalist that the social media giant has grown too powerful and should be broken up, according to a video released by Project Veritas on March 15. The undercover clips show Benny Thomas, Facebook’s Global Planning Lead, opining about Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg having too much power, expressing concerns

Facebook Removed ‘Stop the Steal’ Group to Prevent ‘Violence or Civil Unrest’: Zuckerberg

The Facebook group where supporters of President Donald Trump discussed allegations of voter fraud and organized rallies across the country was purged from the platform in an effort to prevent “violence or civil unrest,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said. Zuckerberg, alongside Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, testified Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee about their companies’ actions around the presidential

Google Has Power to Shift Millions of Votes Through Targeted Messaging: Dr. Robert Epstein

Big Tech companies such Google and Facebook have enormous power to shift people’s opinions and voting preferences through manipulation of the content of their home pages that users see on screens of their devices, without people knowing, said Dr. Robert Epstein, a senior research psychologist at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology in California. “I

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