Twitter Whistleblower's Revelations Are Even Worse Than Imagined

Zach Edwards went through the former head of cybersecurity at Twitter's revelations about the horrible situation at Twitter, and posted his findings on Twitter.

This Thread Reader roll summarizes his postings.

I'll quote his statements. For the actual references to the documents upon which he bases his statements, refer to the link.

I've gone through mudge's redacted whistleblower complaint and there are some really spicy sections that relate to ad tech + privacy + foreign intelligence... brief thread of what I think is most interesting (link to documents in tweet below)

First up... folks have known for awhile that tons of Chinese advertisers were/are buying Twitter ads... But no one had pieced it together that those Chinese advertisers would be using ***Twitter Custom Audiences to doxx VPN users who verified with real contact info...**

"Twitter executives opted to allow Twitter to become more dependent upon revenue coming from Chinese entities even though the Twitter service is blocked in China...."

It seems clear that Twitter is becoming "more dependent" on China.. via.. Twitter advertising. Uhh @Congress ??

If I understand this right -- and I probably don't -- the Chinese government flooded Twitter with fake ads which were not designed to advertise anything, but to merely tag anyone viewing them with tracking cookies. They hit users with so many tracking cookies that they were able to pierce the anonymity of Chinese Twitter users accessing the platform through a VPN -- and punish them, obviously. They weren't evading China's ban on Twitter use and posting on Twitter to say supportive things about the Chinese communist government, after all.

Twitter was warned China was doing this and didn't care-- they just accepted more ad-buys from China, because they wanted that filthy money. They didn't care that they were helping the Chinese communists identify, locate, and imprison (or kill) dissidents.

"After Chinese entities paid money to Twitter, there were concerns within Twitter that the information the Chinese entities could receive would allow them to identify and learn sensitive information about Chinese users who successfully circumvented the block..."

I would show this in a native twitter ads interface but I'm banned from twitter ads for unknown / probably doing weird stuff reasons. But Twitter's Custom audiences can be built with *emails* (historically phone numbers too) + MobileIDs == DOX risks

link

If the Chinese entities had specific lists of people to dox, and had their protonmail emails or androidIDs, they could load those up into twitter ads campaigns w/ custom audiences filled w/ bad data, so that you "accidently" only target 1 person or a small group. == DOXX city

And what Mudge is describing is a common Doxxing scenario -- if you let someone spin up countless custom audience segments, upload countless variations of the same data, don't police them doing weird ass shit with their campaigns, and don't care who pays those bills? DOXX CITY

"...the Chinese entities could receive would allow them to identify and learn sensitive information about Chinese users who successfully circumvented the block, and other users around the world."

**the Chinese entities uploaded Custom Ad Lists w/ non-Chinese data**

So they can do it to any user, anywhere, not just to Chinee dissidents.


Do you understand what it means if Twitter isn't policing Chinese entities who run content ad farms from uploading custom audiences with data from people all over the world? And if Twitter lets them run ads with that data? Doxx city Doxx Doxx city


Twitter apparently used their cookies for "all purposes" (security cookies used for advertising) ++ once told by the French CNIL to change this, they kept it on purposefully for another month "in order to extract maximum profit from French users before rolling out the fix."

"Twitter employees were repeatedly found to be intentionally installing spyware on their work computers at the request of external organizations. Twitter learned of this several times only by accident, or because of employee self-reporting."

Which external orgs????

Interesting process to redact an external audit so that you can't be held accountable to the findings:

"Twitter counsel explicitly told Mudge that this was intended to hide the findings and prevent them from becoming known internally or externally"

"Twitter maintains a list of hateful terms and slurs that cannot be used for ad targeting. But Mudge learned that the list was not "stemming" properly, meaning that even minor variations on slurs were able to be used for targeting for an unknown period..."

uhh who used those??

That was confusing. I think they mean that Twitter supposedly doesn't allow advertisers to serve ads based on what racial slurs a user uses -- so that you can't target for racism -- but they either deliberately or negligently implemented the code stopping this poorly, so that you can, in fact, buy ads specifically targeting people using racial slurs.

This is... interesting. And alarming.

"...The Indian government forced Twitter to hire specific individual(s) who were government agents... it was believed by the executive team that the Indian government had succeeded in placing agents on the company payroll..."

So Indian spies at Twitter, huh? neat.

Agarwal, huh?

Ending this thread w/ :

"Shortly before Mudge was [REDACTED] terminated, Twitter received specific information from a U.S. government source that one or more particular company employees were working on behalf of another particular foreign intelligence agency."

g'night, goodluck!


Posted by: Ace at 01:55 PM




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1 Ace is en fuego

Posted by: It's me donna at August 24, 2022 01:55 PM (bs+z0)

2 Not Spongeworthy.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 24, 2022 01:57 PM (yikp0)

3 top five

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at August 24, 2022 01:57 PM (Ynyl9)

4 I view twitter like Fox News, I don't use either.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 24, 2022 01:58 PM (m7R0k)

5 Lifelong republican here. I am concerned about the potential anti-Chinese backlash. That is all.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 24, 2022 01:58 PM (yHsuS)

6 I'm skeptical this "whistleblower" shit isn't really a government op designed to pave the way for more power and control over social media and thus over American citizens. "We can't let those dastardly Chinese asshoes be tracking you with cookies and shit! So we'll track you with our cookies instead . . . ."

Be wary. Be very wary.

Posted by: Elric Blade at August 24, 2022 01:59 PM (iFTx/)

7 Didn't this supposed whistleblower run to CNN?

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 24, 2022 01:59 PM (wUiVU)

8 >>So Indian spies at Twitter, huh? neat.


Show Bobs and Vagine

Posted by: Indian Gamer at August 24, 2022 01:59 PM (LUyXH)

9 The Indian government forced Twitter to hire specific individual(s) who were government agents

Indian, Chinese, Russian, Israeli...yeah, twist our arm.

Posted by: twitter.com at August 24, 2022 01:59 PM (ugV9/)

10 Ok, that's it.

Hoist 'em. Hoist 'em all.

Do it now.

Posted by: CZ=FNG, Free Republic of Florida at August 24, 2022 01:59 PM (MkuC5)

11 Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram.

All of these are used by governments for subversive purposes.

Anyone who thinks it's wholesome, harmless fun is an idiot.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 24, 2022 01:59 PM (mZ3xv)

12 "If I understand this right -- and I probably don't -- the Chinese government flooded Twitter with fake ads which were not designed to advertise anything, but to merely tag anyone viewing them with tracking cookies. They hit users with so many tracking cookies that they were able to pierce the anonymity of Chinese Twitter users accessing the platform through a VPN -- and punish them, obviously. They weren't evading China's ban on Twitter use and posting on Twitter to say supportive things about the Chinese communist government, after all."

I wouldn't be surprised if multiple governments weren't already trying this trick using shell companies. I assume it's how clickbait ads monetize.

Posted by: trev006 at August 24, 2022 02:00 PM (8puti)

13 China and Musk make total sense. Musk is enamored with the publishing controls China implements.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 24, 2022 02:00 PM (m7R0k)

14 Apropos of nothing, we are about to get rain for the 18th straight day. My lawn looks like the African Savannah in the rainy season.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 24, 2022 02:00 PM (yQpMk)

15 So, that Russian woman was imprisoned for being involved with American RKBA politics.

Anyone at twitter going to jail for working for China or India?

No? Ok then

Posted by: 18-1 at August 24, 2022 02:00 PM (ESjRY)

16 What TikTok is to the CCP, Twitter is to the USSA's IC.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 24, 2022 02:00 PM (xzNDG)

17 So Twitter is a Chinese whore. Me love you longtime!

Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 24, 2022 02:00 PM (QSjkU)

18 You gotta lose your mind in Detroit Doxx City.

Posted by: Axeman at August 24, 2022 02:01 PM (krQz2)

19 Is anyone at AoSHQ surprised by this?

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 24, 2022 02:01 PM (YIVH2)

20 Who the fuck actually clicks on ads in Twitter?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 24, 2022 02:01 PM (6FeV1)

21 So Twitter is a Chinese whore.
___

No, the CIA's.

They just let the Chinese share.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 24, 2022 02:01 PM (xzNDG)

22 19 Is anyone at AoSHQ surprised by this?
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 24, 2022 02:01 PM (YIVH2

Paul. Paul may be.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 24, 2022 02:01 PM (mZ3xv)

23 >>Who the fuck actually clicks on ads in Twitter?


Mom

Posted by: garrett at August 24, 2022 02:01 PM (LUyXH)

24 Who the fuck clicks on ads anywhere?

Posted by: NCKate at August 24, 2022 02:02 PM (2oJif)

25 >>20 Who the fuck actually clicks on ads in Twitter?
Posted by: Warai-otoko

Old liberal cat women that smell of stale urine?

Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 24, 2022 02:02 PM (m7R0k)

26 And TikTok has keylogger 'backdoors' that they swear they'd never ever use.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 24, 2022 02:02 PM (yikp0)

27 And some think we haven't been sold out.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 24, 2022 02:02 PM (7FozI)

28
Adblock
Adblock
Adblock

Posted by: ... at August 24, 2022 02:03 PM (t6WSm)

29 I very seriously doubt worse than I. An image

Posted by: Skip's phone at August 24, 2022 02:03 PM (f4iLQ)

30 Who the fuck clicks on ads anywhere?
Posted by: NCKate at August 24, 2022 02:02 PM (2oJif)

I mean, outside of King Harv, of course

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 24, 2022 02:03 PM (6FeV1)

31 So China used ads as trojan horses for cookies and other tracking/monetizing schemes. Isn't that how virtually EVERY clickbait link or monetizing social media platform works? I mean, don't people know how these platforms make money?

Posted by: Elric Blade at August 24, 2022 02:03 PM (iFTx/)

32 I click on King Marv all the time

Posted by: ... at August 24, 2022 02:03 PM (t6WSm)

33 We built this city, built this city, on DOXX and LOL.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 24, 2022 02:03 PM (yikp0)

34 Apropos of nothing, we are about to get rain for the 18th straight day. My lawn looks like the African Savannah in the rainy season.

Count your blessings. Mine looks like Death Valley.

Posted by: Archimedes at August 24, 2022 02:03 PM (/NCI4)

35 Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram.

All of these are used by governments for subversive purposes.

Anyone who thinks it's wholesome, harmless fun is an idiot.
Posted by: AlaBAMA

Pravda and the Daily Worker are more honest.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 24, 2022 02:03 PM (LsEU/)

36 "Who the fuck actually clicks on ads in Twitter?"

Door knob lickers.

Posted by: gourmand du jour back in the fog at August 24, 2022 02:04 PM (jTmQV)

37 Who the fuck actually clicks on ads in Twitter?


Mom
Posted by: garrett at August 24, 2022 02:01 PM (LUyXH)
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Clicking on the ad isn't the issue, I don't think. Just downloading the tagged ad onto your device allows the govt to track where the ads are going and who is viewing them (based on IP registrations and whatnot). VPNs I guess are meant to try and foil this to an extent, but the tracking cookies can still report back to their Master Control Program.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 24, 2022 02:04 PM (YIVH2)

38 So Twitter is a Chinese whore.
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That's why I'm on her.

Posted by: Eric Smellbad at August 24, 2022 02:04 PM (krQz2)

39 Who the fuck clicks on ads anywhere?
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Sarah.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 24, 2022 02:04 PM (yikp0)

40 The entire country is a shit stew.

Posted by: I've got bad news for you at August 24, 2022 02:04 PM (Tmvtj)

41 Ex-Twitter exec blows the whistle, alleging reckless and negligent cybersecurity policies (CNN and WaPo exclusive)

https://tinyurl.com/y6ke3n46

But sure I'll believe them this time.


Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 24, 2022 02:04 PM (xzNDG)

42 I will get on Twitter on the same day I buy one of those new Ford dildoes on wheels. And Satan has to de-ice his cod.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 24, 2022 02:04 PM (QSjkU)

43 Oh the fungal toe nail ad at ace. Gotta click on that because???

Posted by: NCKate at August 24, 2022 02:04 PM (2oJif)

44 Who the fuck actually clicks on ads in Twitter?

Mom
Posted by: garrett at August 24, 2022 02:01 PM (LUyXH)
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Dude yo-mama-ed himself!

Posted by: Eric Smellbad at August 24, 2022 02:04 PM (krQz2)

45

Twitter must Diieee!

Posted by: Emperor Nero with thumbs down at August 24, 2022 02:05 PM (VRb7k)

46 You are the change you have been waiting for!

The rise of the Oceans will stop.

The arc of history will bend toward social justice.

You can keep your doctor.

My wife is female.

Posted by: Name that tune at August 24, 2022 02:05 PM (kGwZm)

47 "But no one had pieced it together that those Chinese advertisers would be using ***Twitter Custom Audiences to doxx VPN users who verified with real contact info...**"

Use Kismet to sniff your neighborhood's WiFi footprint. Use Wireshark to decode the packets in the logged traffic. What are all those outgoing packets coming from all the Chinese flatscreen TVs that were purchased with Free COVID Cash?

Posted by: The Smell Of The gp, The Roar Of The Crowd at August 24, 2022 02:05 PM (qpX6U)

48 Twitter ads are notorious for not being very lucrative -- that is, they get very few through clicks and are not worth the prices Twitter charges for them. That's not my opinion, its proven by multiple studies and analysis. But that doesn't stop idiot companies from buying ads there.

I mean none of this really surprises us does it? That Twitter is coopted by Chinese spies, is gathering user data to use, is ripping off people, etc? I mean a recent study showed that 60% of Internet traffic is non-human: bots, spiders, programs gathering info, etc.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 24, 2022 02:05 PM (Ivdso)

49 Is it just Chinese dissidents?

China considers all Chinese People to be Chinese Citizens subject to the Chinese Communist laws and duties.

Posted by: rd at August 24, 2022 02:05 PM (Z32m1)

50 I don't think the ChiComs were trying to go after Chinese residents using Twitter. The CCP has a world wide network of agents that threaten and harass Chinese citizens abroad if they speak out against The Party. They might also retaliate against problematic foreigners.

Posted by: Bandana Dee at August 24, 2022 02:05 PM (3nxqg)

51 Who the fuck clicks on ads anywhere?

I never click on the Autoblow ads. Never.

Posted by: K. McCarthy at August 24, 2022 02:06 PM (m7R0k)

52 Wireshark is awesome

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 24, 2022 02:06 PM (6FeV1)

53 So Twitter is run by the Indians? I'm surprised they haven't changed the name to "Bobs and Vagene".

Posted by: Ian S. at August 24, 2022 02:06 PM (ZGrMX)

54 24 Who the fuck clicks on ads anywhere?
Posted by: NCKate at August 24, 2022 02:02 PM (2oJif)

I clicked on that one that I thought was a dildo and it turned out to be a "smart" jump rope.

Totally worth it though. I found out I wasn't getting targeted ads for dildos and there's a real cute chick jumping rope.

Scroll down to video.
https://tinyurl.com/24d4h2mb

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 24, 2022 02:06 PM (Y5qcH)

55 Even if Zatko/Mudge didn’t name the CEO as a foreign agent, he did a very good job at suggesting it.

Posted by: EveR at August 24, 2022 02:06 PM (MUpk6)

56 Who the fuck actually clicks on ads in Twitter?

Mom
Posted by: garrett at August 24, 2022 02:01 PM (LUyXH)
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Dozens for Solitaire

Posted by: Axeman at August 24, 2022 02:06 PM (krQz2)

57 > Clicking on the ad isn't the issue, I don't think. Just downloading the tagged ad onto your device allows the govt to track where the ads are going and who is viewing them (based on IP registrations and whatnot). VPNs I guess are meant to try and foil this to an extent, but the tracking cookies can still report back to their Master Control Program.

Correct. Tracking pixels, cookies, ads, etc all report back info just by resolving on your computer.

Posted by: bonhomme at August 24, 2022 02:07 PM (kDGvA)

58 No relation

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 24, 2022 02:07 PM (V6f9+)

59 I mean a recent study showed that 60% of Internet traffic is non-human: bots, spiders, programs gathering info, etc.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 24, 2022 02:05 PM (Ivdso)
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I suspected it was high, but over 50%? That's a cheerful thought...

Dial "F" for Frankenstein, indeed.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 24, 2022 02:07 PM (YIVH2)

60 32 I click on King Marv all the time
Posted by: ... at August 24, 2022 0

He has a brother?

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 24, 2022 02:07 PM (7FozI)

61 We built bilked this city, bilked this city, on DOXX and LOL.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 24, 2022 02:07 PM (Ivdso)

62 So, no more twatter links on the Cafe, now?

Posted by: Somewhere South of I-80 at August 24, 2022 02:08 PM (1DgE4)

63 Who the fuck clicks on ads anywhere?
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Sarah.
Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 24, 2022 02:04 PM (yikp0)

I read that as "fuck dicks on ave"...no, seriously, I did.

Posted by: Boswell at August 24, 2022 02:08 PM (+Cgut)

64 It's racist to suggest there are chinks in Twitter's armor!!!

Posted by: Axeman at August 24, 2022 02:08 PM (krQz2)

65 "The Indian government forced Twitter to hire specific individual(s) who were government agents... it was believed by the executive team that the Indian government had succeeded in placing agents on the company payroll..."

So Indian spies at Twitter, huh? neat.

Wonder how many US spies as well? Deeper pockets than India, for sure.

Posted by: Golfman at August 24, 2022 02:08 PM (rhXTS)

66 For an ad to be successful, it must include nekkid or near nekkid wemmen.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 24, 2022 02:08 PM (QSjkU)

67 There's a whole industry of people coming up with ways to make inane objects "smart" so that fools and credulous idiots who worship Star Trek buy them.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 24, 2022 02:09 PM (Ivdso)

68 #61 Good improvement.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 24, 2022 02:09 PM (yikp0)

69 For an ad to be successful, it must include nekkid or near nekkid wemmen.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 24, 2022 02:08 PM (QSjkU)

Nah - boils...giant, pulsating boils. On your back mostly...but BOILS!

Posted by: Boswell at August 24, 2022 02:09 PM (+Cgut)

70 Talk about your mean tweets!

Posted by: 496 at August 24, 2022 02:09 PM (VJsqe)

71 65 "The Indian government forced Twitter to hire specific individual(s) who were government agents... it was believed by the executive team that the Indian government had succeeded in placing agents on the company payroll..."

So Indian spies at Twitter, huh? neat.

Wonder how many US spies as well? Deeper pockets than India, for sure.
Posted by: Golfman at August 24, 2022 02:08 PM (rhXTS)

Also easier to post on Twitter than do some on-the-ground human intel gathering.

Posted by: Thrawn at August 24, 2022 02:09 PM (Rl7KJ)

72 "We can't let those dastardly Chinese asshoes be tracking you with cookies and shit! So we'll track you with our cookies instead . . . ."

Be wary. Be very wary.
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? They've been doing that since people started carrying smart phones. If they want they can localize you, and hear everything, and see everything you texted, emailed, surfed.

When did they build the giant data center in the desert in Utah . . . 2011. Tik Toc is China's attempt to catch up.

Posted by: Yo Bob at the NSA can you splain it them at August 24, 2022 02:10 PM (wrQtz)

73 I almost never intentionally click on ads in websites, but sometimes as you start to click on something, the page moves and you click on the ad.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at August 24, 2022 02:10 PM (Ynyl9)

74 I read recently that it is illegal to go outside in the CCP without your phone, so they know how to do your social scoring.

Posted by: gourmand du jour back in the fog at August 24, 2022 02:10 PM (jTmQV)

75 For an ad to be successful, it must include nekkid or near nekkid wemmen.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 24, 2022 02:08 PM (QSjkU)

Nah - boils...giant, pulsating boils. On your back mostly...but BOILS!
Posted by: Boswell at August 24, 2022 02:09 PM (+Cgut)
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Things that look suspiciously like genitals out of the corner of your eye are good too.

Posted by: Axeman at August 24, 2022 02:11 PM (krQz2)

76 Nah - boils...giant, pulsating boils. On your back mostly...but BOILS!
Posted by: Boswell at August 24, 2022 02:09 PM (+Cgut)


Errrggghhh. Time to go watch the Planet Terror segment from Grindhouse!

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at August 24, 2022 02:12 PM (ZSK0i)

77 For an ad to be successful, it must include nekkid or near nekkid wemmen.

You don't say...https://youtu.be/UyTR2EjTAXU (link goes to youtube, but might not be safe for work)

Posted by: 18-1 at August 24, 2022 02:12 PM (ESjRY)

78 Use Kismet to sniff your neighborhood's WiFi footprint. Use Wireshark to decode the packets in the logged traffic. What are all those outgoing packets coming from all the Chinese flatscreen TVs that were purchased with Free COVID Cash?
Posted by: The Smell Of The gp, The Roar Of The Crowd at August 24,


What does all this mean?

Posted by: OneEyedJack at August 24, 2022 02:12 PM (MFphb)

79 67 There's a whole industry of people coming up with ways to make inane objects "smart" so that fools and credulous idiots who worship Star Trek buy them.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 24, 2022 02:09 PM (Ivdso)

Yeah, the "smart" jump rope apparently counts for you. I suppose that makes sense because people that spend $100+ on a jump rope instead of going to the hardware store and spending 35c per foot are probably people that have trouble counting.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 24, 2022 02:12 PM (Y5qcH)

80 We can't let those dastardly Chinese asshoes be tracking you with cookies and shit! So we'll track you with our cookies instead . . . ."

Be wary. Be very wary.
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It's racist to suggest that the Chinese have made a fortune in cookies!!

Posted by: Axeman at August 24, 2022 02:12 PM (krQz2)

81 Also, social media is worse than social disease

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 24, 2022 02:12 PM (V6f9+)

82 I want someone to collate every tweet that has ever been twatted, assign it a numeric code based on ascii- decimal conversion, then calculate the average number over all time and decode back into ascii so we can finally determine once and for all what the mean tweet really is.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 24, 2022 02:12 PM (6FeV1)

83 Clicking on the ad isn't the issue, I don't think. Just downloading the tagged ad onto your device allows the govt to track where the ads are going and who is viewing them (based on IP registrations and whatnot). VPNs I guess are meant to try and foil this to an extent, but the tracking cookies can still report back to their Master Control Program. Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel
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You are correct. If you really want to have security on the net, there are ways to do it but that often breaks particular websites. EFF website has details on how you can improve your privacy but you can never prevent a determined effort to doxx you unless you live like Ted Kacsynski--Unabomber dude.

Posted by: whig at August 24, 2022 02:12 PM (CXr4y)

84 So a stupid tech question.

If I do NOT have any twitter software installed, but chose to hit the links from Ace that take me to twitter, am I at risk, or safe?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 24, 2022 02:12 PM (1n+EO)

85 Things that look suspiciously like genitals out of the corner of your eye are good too.
Posted by: Axeman at August 24, 2022 02:11 PM (krQz2)

Also ads with creepy fruit that looks like alien brains or gonads or something - just eat them and your cares are gone!

Posted by: Boswell at August 24, 2022 02:13 PM (+Cgut)

86 Only 32 Percent Trust the Political Media - Rasmussen

Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 24, 2022 02:13 PM (m7R0k)

87 OT, but fake Dr Jill is COVID+ again. Supposedly a "rebound" infection.

Biden's handlers are doing everything they can to keep them hidden from the public lately.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at August 24, 2022 02:13 PM (N39Ws)

88 You don't say...https://youtu.be/UyTR2EjTAXU (link goes to youtube, but might not be safe for work)

That video made me know how a deer feels blinded by a pair of headlights and doomed...doomed to get hit by its girlfriend when she wanders into the room. Er...I mean hit by a car.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 24, 2022 02:13 PM (ESjRY)

89 **never "* intentionally click on ads in websites, but sometimes as you start to click on something, the page moves and you click on the ad.

∆ this

Immediately erase my cookies, history when I do.

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at August 24, 2022 02:13 PM (ZZdQE)

90 Use Kismet to sniff your neighborhood's WiFi footprint. Use Wireshark to decode the packets in the logged traffic. What are all those outgoing packets coming from all the Chinese flatscreen TVs that were purchased with Free COVID Cash?
Posted by: The Smell Of The gp, The Roar Of The Crowd at August 24,


What does all this mean?
Posted by: OneEyedJack at August 24, 2022 02:12 PM (MFphb)

It means anything with an internet connection is probably reporting your activity.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 24, 2022 02:13 PM (V6f9+)

91 Is anyone at AoSHQ surprised by this?

Not at all. You would think that it would be common knowledge by now that wherever you go on the interwebz, you are being spied on to one degree or another.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at August 24, 2022 02:13 PM (Xrfse)

92 "But no one had pieced it together that those Chinese advertisers would be using ***Twitter Custom Audiences to doxx VPN users who verified with real contact info...**"

Consider your smartphone. It's filled with chips from Asian fabs, comprising many tens of billions of transistors. Who has examined all those chips microscopically, gate by gate, to guarantee they are free of hardwired spyware?

Posted by: The Smell Of The gp, The Roar Of The Crowd at August 24, 2022 02:14 PM (qpX6U)

93 It's racist to suggest there are chinks in Twitter's armor!!!
Posted by: Axeman


you damned gender phoebe. it's Chinx

Posted by: BifBewalski - (MrZQl) at August 24, 2022 02:14 PM (MrZQl)

94 What does all this mean?
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Google is your friend, newb!

/jk earlier thread

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 24, 2022 02:14 PM (yikp0)

95 https://youtu.be/UyTR2EjTAXU (link goes to youtube, but might not be safe for work)

That video made me know how a deer feels blinded by a pair of headlights and doomed...doomed to get hit by its girlfriend when she wanders into the room. Er...I mean hit by a car.
Posted by: 18-1 at August 24, 2022 02:13 PM (ESjRY)

Fit and pretty is my type

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 24, 2022 02:15 PM (V6f9+)

96 If I do NOT have any twitter software installed, but chose to hit the links from Ace that take me to twitter, am I at risk, or safe?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice
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Not if you are a chinese dissident. If you are a reglr moron, you're just in danger from the IRS.

Posted by: Its not funny, because its not a joke at August 24, 2022 02:15 PM (W3zNb)

97 Ace didn't quote this part, but it reveals just how incredibly poorly Twatter is run.

"Twitter employees were repeatedly found to be intentionally installing spyware on their work computers at the request of external organizations. Twitter learned of this several times only by accident, or because of employee self-reporting. ... in addition to a large portion of the employee computers having software updates disabled, system firewalls turned off, and remote desktop enabled for non-approved purposes..."

All of these things can be controlled by network administrators properly setting up group policy. Microsoft has basic certification processes that, upon completion, you would know how to make it so you can't disable updates, can't turn off your firewall, and makes it so you can't turn your computer into a RDP endpoint.

Besides being shitbags, these people are COMPLETELY INCOMPETENT at basic security practices that are stock standard in the industry.

Posted by: bonhomme at August 24, 2022 02:15 PM (kDGvA)

98 OT, but fake Dr Jill is COVID+ again. Supposedly a "rebound" infection.

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The 'Rona is just fcuking with us now.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at August 24, 2022 02:15 PM (FVME7)

99 Something stinks here. Twitter, Facebook, Google, etc. are instruments of the state, more or less. Yet, our government allows China to infiltrate them and not only go after their own citizens but spy on Americans. I presume to pass on relevant information on "bad actors" to the authorities here.

Yet, when Elon Musk made overtures to buy Twitter the state's first impulse was to create its own "Disinformation Governance Board," again, presumably to fill the gap in citizen monitoring and whatnot.

There's more to this story...

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 24, 2022 02:15 PM (BFigT)

100 Twitter is the world's cesspool.

Which reminds me of this interesting historical fact:
In July 1184, Henry VI, King of Germany held court at a Hoftag in the Petersberg Citadel in Erfurt. On the morning of 26 July, the combined weight of the assembled nobles caused the wooden second story floor of the building to collapse and most of them fell through into the latrine cesspit below the ground floor, where about 60 of them drowned in liquid excrement.

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at August 24, 2022 02:16 PM (w9Wax)

101 Biden's handlers are doing everything they can to keep them hidden from the public lately.
____________________

I heard that Biden went to the White House today wearing a mask.

I wonder if it was really him or a body double?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 24, 2022 02:16 PM (lf83v)

102 You don't say...https://youtu.be/UyTR2EjTAXU (link goes to youtube, but might not be safe for work)

That video made me know how a deer feels blinded by a pair of headlights and doomed...doomed to get hit by its girlfriend when she wanders into the room. Er...I mean hit by a car.
Posted by: 18-1

Appears to be very cold there

Posted by: BifBewalski - (MrZQl) at August 24, 2022 02:16 PM (MrZQl)

103 Fit and pretty is my type

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 24, 2022 02:15 PM (V6f9+)
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And Bri''ish.

Posted by: Axeman at August 24, 2022 02:16 PM (krQz2)

104 84 So a stupid tech question.

If I do NOT have any twitter software installed, but chose to hit the links from Ace that take me to twitter, am I at risk, or safe?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice
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Twitter records the details of your interaction with you and yes you could theoretically be doxxed if a government agency was interested in doing so. This was also true of any webpage with facebook icons on them--the icons had phone home scripts running just from accessing a page with those on it. I suspect Google or Twitter do the same thing with their icons and so on.

For criminals, it is less likely that they would take the trouble unless you are a billionaire or something because the costs of doxxing you would exceed the value extracted. Criminals are lazy and pick the low hanging fruit first.

Posted by: whig at August 24, 2022 02:16 PM (CXr4y)

105 Willowed: Dr Jill tests positive for covid again
*
Whoopi Goldberg assured me that she's the nation's finest doctor, so I'm sure she can treat herself.
Posted by: Ian S. at August 24, 2022


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Remember the old saying: "The doctor who treats himself has a fool for a patient."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 24, 2022 02:16 PM (J2vNu)

106
OT, but fake Dr Jill is COVID+ again. Supposedly a "rebound" infection.


If only THOT exercised more discretion in her choice of clientele ...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at August 24, 2022 02:16 PM (x0nsc)

107 Yeah Buddy

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at August 24, 2022 02:16 PM (R5lpX)

108 In July 1184, Henry VI, King of Germany held court at a Hoftag in the Petersberg Citadel in Erfurt. On the morning of 26 July, the combined weight of the assembled nobles caused the wooden second story floor of the building to collapse and most of them fell through into the latrine cesspit below the ground floor, where about 60 of them drowned in liquid excrement.

I mean, I know its not Christian to laugh but.... I can't help it, I'm a sinner.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 24, 2022 02:16 PM (Ivdso)

109 I know some people don't want to hear this, but I believe it is at least worth looking into both how and WHY so many tech companies have foreign born or second generation executives running these places. I'm not saying EVERYBODY with a funny sounding name is a foreign agent, but I'm not saying they're not.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 24, 2022 02:16 PM (YV6PJ)

110 I wouldn't piss on these corporatist CCP dick-sucking jezz-gulpers, even if they were on fire. Let's start with the fire first, however.

Posted by: H8 Marxist Rat & TechRat Bastards at August 24, 2022 02:17 PM (5DfsO)

111 So so glad I got off of Twitter.

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at August 24, 2022 02:17 PM (R5lpX)

112 Social Media is the world's cesspool.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 24, 2022 02:17 PM (7FozI)

113 This is why I laugh anytime someone mentions Facebook or Twitter's stock price dropping. Sure, the investors may lose out but it will have no bearing on either's ability to survive.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at August 24, 2022 02:18 PM (KbCG3)

114 Social Media is the world's cesspool.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 24, 2022 02:17 PM (7FozI)
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If it flowed directly into our drinking water.

Posted by: Axeman at August 24, 2022 02:18 PM (krQz2)

115 So? How much of this did Elon Musk know BEFORE he started his dance with Twitter?

Posted by: rd at August 24, 2022 02:18 PM (Z32m1)

116 For an ad to be successful, it must include nekkid or near nekkid wemmen.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 24, 2022 02:08 PM (QSjkU)



with pimples.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 24, 2022 02:18 PM (yQpMk)

117 And makes sense that Alex Jones had to be destroyed.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 24, 2022 02:18 PM (7FozI)

118 Remember the old saying: "The doctor who treats himself has a fool for a patient."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 24, 2022 02:16 PM (J2vNu)
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That role is already filled by Joe.

Posted by: Axeman at August 24, 2022 02:19 PM (krQz2)

119 Consider your smartphone. It's filled with chips from Asian fabs, comprising many tens of billions of transistors. Who has examined all those chips microscopically, gate by gate, to guarantee they are free of hardwired spyware?

Posted by: The Smell Of The gp
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Supposedly the rumor was that Intel did that back in the day for the alphabet agencies. Even examining an 80286 chip from back in the day involves a massive effort. Essentially, you have to use a computer chip running special software to evaluate a chip nowadays and humans would run out of lifespan before they could complete it manually.

Posted by: whig at August 24, 2022 02:19 PM (CXr4y)

120 Sure, the investors may lose out but it will have no bearing on either's ability to survive.

I have a sneaking suspicion that woke companies are being propped up by foreign money and tax dollars. Sure, you don't have 60% of your former customer totals but we can keep you going for the good of society!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 24, 2022 02:19 PM (Ivdso)

121 most of them fell through into the latrine cesspit below the ground floor, where about 60 of them drowned in liquid excrement.
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Turrible. Just Turrible. Be a shame if there was a cesspit below the halls of Congreff.

Posted by: Shite smite at August 24, 2022 02:19 PM (D31SO)

122 All of these things can be controlled by network administrators properly setting up group policy. Microsoft has basic certification processes that, upon completion, you would know how to make it so you can't disable updates, can't turn off your firewall, and makes it so you can't turn your computer into a RDP endpoint.

Besides being shitbags, these people are COMPLETELY INCOMPETENT at basic security practices that are stock standard in the industry.


Right, they're hilariously incompetent. I'm honestly surprised Twitter hasn't been pwned hard by the likes of 4chan.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 24, 2022 02:19 PM (ZGrMX)

123 Twitter is the world's cesspool.

Which reminds me of this interesting historical fact:
In July 1184, Henry VI, King of Germany held court at a Hoftag in the Petersberg Citadel in Erfurt. On the morning of 26 July, the combined weight of the assembled nobles caused the wooden second story floor of the building to collapse and most of them fell through into the latrine cesspit below the ground floor, where about 60 of them drowned in liquid excrement.
Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at August 24, 2022 02:16 PM (w9Wax)

That's a shame.

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 24, 2022 02:19 PM (4I/2K)

124 and credulous idiots who worship Star Trek
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 24, 2022 02:09 PM


Those people are the worst!

Posted by: Star Wars fanbois at August 24, 2022 02:19 PM (a3Q+t)

125 I want someone to collate every tweet that has ever been twatted, assign it a numeric code based on ascii- decimal conversion, then calculate the average number over all time and decode back into ascii so we can finally determine once and for all what the mean tweet really is.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 24, 2022


***
It was sent on Dec. 20, 2012, just in time for the end of the world according to the Mayan calendar.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 24, 2022 02:20 PM (J2vNu)

126 We can have conversations near our phones and ads show up later related to what we were talking about. So since our phones hear us we have a game of talking outrageous shit about the government when we all sit down to dinner. Maybe we'll be hauled off one day. Maybe our fbi files could fill a truck. Life is too short not to fuck with the fuckers.

Posted by: NCKate at August 24, 2022 02:20 PM (2oJif)

127 Whelp. Twitter doesn't have a leg to stand on in their lawsuit against Musk. They've got a choice now, try and sell to Musk for a much much lower negotiated price. Or watch their user base vanish a la MySpace and become "that tweet thing we used to do back in the 10's"

Posted by: mikethemoose at August 24, 2022 02:20 PM (0QSyt)

128 And why that dude from Booz-Allen ran for his life.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 24, 2022 02:20 PM (7FozI)

129 Essentially, you have to use a computer chip running special software to evaluate a chip nowadays and humans would run out of lifespan before they could complete it manually.

It's more accessible now than you think. There are working models of 80s CPUs now that are based solely on microphotography of the die (Visual6502.org is the most famous).

Doing that for a modern ARM would be rough though.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 24, 2022 02:21 PM (ZGrMX)

130 You are correct. If you really want to have security on the net, there are ways to do it but that often breaks particular websites. EFF website has details on how you can improve your privacy but you can never prevent a determined effort to doxx you unless you live like Ted Kacsynski--Unabomber dude.
Posted by: whig at August 24, 2022 02:12 PM (CXr4y)
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I work with a lot of faculty who want to try and prevent students from downloading their materials for their courses. I always tell them that once they've posted something, they may as well assume the entire world can see it.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 24, 2022 02:21 PM (YIVH2)

131 Glad Doc Jill is Following The Science. She is a doctor after all.

Posted by: CoolHandLuke (Fartclams and Hysteria) at August 24, 2022 02:21 PM (Irdcf)

132 Twitter was warned China was doing this and didn't care-- they just accepted more ad-buys from China, because they wanted that filthy money. They didn't care that they were helping the Chinese communists identify, locate, and imprison (or kill) dissidents.

Boy, good thing we live here the good ol' USA where the government would never use social media to hunt down dissidents!

Posted by: blaster at August 24, 2022 02:22 PM (6TxNR)

133 HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA .... breathe .... HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

One of the DeSantis school board candidates is in my county. She beat a 4 term incumbent by 20 points.

"Beford could not be reached for comment"

I can't imagine why.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 24, 2022 02:22 PM (5p7BC)

134 Glad Doc Jill is Following The Science. She is a doctor after all.
Posted by: CoolHandLuke (Fartclams and Hysteria) at August 24, 2022 02:21 PM (Irdcf)
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She's got no time to stalk Dr. Fauci.

Posted by: Axeman at August 24, 2022 02:22 PM (krQz2)

135 For an ad to be successful, it must include nekkid or near nekkid wemmen.

You don't say...https://youtu.be/UyTR2EjTAXU (link goes to youtube, but might not be safe for work)
Posted by: 18-1 at August 24, 2022 02:12 PM (ESjRY)



She's a gapper.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 24, 2022 02:23 PM (yQpMk)

136 Maybe worse than you imagined, chuy- but it is about what I figured. Twitter is evil.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 24, 2022 02:23 PM (HJDAV)

137 OT, but fake Dr Jill is COVID+ again. Supposedly a "rebound" infection.
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And all of them say, "I'm lucky I was vaxxed or it would have been worse!"

There's no way they can walk that sort of statement back.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 24, 2022 02:23 PM (yikp0)

138 "What does all this mean?
Posted by: OneEyedJack at August 24, 2022 02:12 PM (MFphb)"

I guess I was saying that the privacy horse already left the barn and he ain't coming back.

I also got in a dig on the most insane thing our govt has ever done: printed and sent out thousands of dollars of cash, for no reason, to a hundred million people who didn't need it, who promptly wasted it, resulting in the vicious inflation we're suffering.
https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/M1SL

Posted by: The Smell Of The gp, The Roar Of The Crowd at August 24, 2022 02:23 PM (qpX6U)

139 Boy, good thing we live here the good ol' USA where the government would never use social media to hunt down dissidents!
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*coughchokecoughchoke*

Ahh fcuk me. I shot diet pepsi through my nose. Burns like a mutha.

Posted by: Roger Stone at August 24, 2022 02:23 PM (kGwZm)

140 Twitter is... asshoe?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 24, 2022 02:24 PM (R8uWY)

141 Biden's handlers are doing everything they can to keep them hidden from the public lately.
____________________
The media would have had a major freak out of orangemanbad took a three week vacation.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at August 24, 2022 02:24 PM (eGTCV)

142 That video made me know how a deer feels blinded by a pair of headlights and doomed...doomed to get hit by its girlfriend when she wanders into the room. Er...I mean hit by a car.
Posted by: 18-1 at August 24, 2022 02:13 PM (ESjRY)

Strangely mesmerizing. They're like those eyes in portraits that follow you everywhere.

Posted by: Boswell at August 24, 2022 02:24 PM (+Cgut)

143 Is anyone at AoSHQ surprised by this?

Not at all. You would think that it would be common knowledge by now that wherever you go on the interwebz, you are being spied on to one degree or another.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at August 24, 2022 02:13 PM


We try to be non-intrusive.

Posted by: Bob from NSA at August 24, 2022 02:24 PM (a3Q+t)

144 It’s for Sylvester to finally catch and eat Twitter Bird.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 24, 2022 02:24 PM (0cjkI)

145 HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA .... breathe .... HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

One of the DeSantis school board candidates is in my county. She beat a 4 term incumbent by 20 points.

"Beford could not be reached for comment"

I can't imagine why.

Schadenboners are at Full Mast today.

Posted by: CoolHandLuke (Fartclams and Hysteria) at August 24, 2022 02:24 PM (Irdcf)

146 assume they have all your comms

Posted by: DB - guy who comments at August 24, 2022 02:25 PM (geLO8)

147 my guess is 95% of twatters have a tat, a nose ringor some sort of hair braiding

or some or all of the above

Posted by: REDACTED at August 24, 2022 02:25 PM (us2H3)

148 Twitter is... asshoe?

Twitter is Windows 95. The more you know about the internals, the less convinced you are that it actually runs.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 24, 2022 02:25 PM (ZGrMX)

149 Posted by: 18-1 at August 24, 2022 02:13 PM (ESjRY)

Fit and pretty is my type
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 24, 2022 02:15 PM (V6f9+)

All I know is I can now count to 8. Don't tell me there are numbers beyond 8, I don't need those numbers anymore.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 24, 2022 02:25 PM (YV6PJ)

150 I work with a lot of faculty who want to try and prevent students from downloading their materials for their courses. I always tell them that once they've posted something, they may as well assume the entire world can see it. Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel
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Back in the day, even the printed stuff was pirated and sold surreptitiously on the downlow about class notes. Quite a few paid note takers for disability services had a lucrative side line selling those notes to other non-disabled students. And that was the true cost of the Duke power court case and Vietnam deferment scams, education became a credential to obtain work rather than people going to school because they wanted to be educated. Both of these situations gutted higher ed and turned it into an extension of k-12.

Posted by: whig at August 24, 2022 02:25 PM (CXr4y)

151 And all of them say, "I'm lucky I was vaxxed or it would have been worse!"

There's no way they can walk that sort of statement back.
Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 24, 2022 02:23 PM (yikp0)


I had a headache and a fever for a day and a half. Good thing I was double vaxxed and quadruple boosted or I could've died! Oh, wait...

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 24, 2022 02:25 PM (DRSnL)

152 If you think this is bad, wait until you see what Facebook, instagram, google....

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 24, 2022 02:25 PM (R8uWY)

153 And all of them say, "I'm lucky I was vaxxed or it would have been worse!"

There's no way they can walk that sort of statement back.
Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 24, 2022 02:23 PM (yikp0)
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The won't need to...

Posted by: Demedia at August 24, 2022 02:26 PM (krQz2)

154 > Twitter is... asshoe?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy


asshoe long time

Posted by: DB - guy who comments at August 24, 2022 02:26 PM (geLO8)

155 Musk will revise his offer to $0.75. And they will take it.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 24, 2022 02:27 PM (R8uWY)

156 "Twitter has major security problems that pose a threat to its own users’ personal information, to company shareholders, to national security, and to democracy, according to an explosive whistleblower disclosure obtained exclusively by CNN and The Washington Post."
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So I guess CNN and WaPo are trustworthy now?

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 24, 2022 02:27 PM (EENFi)

157 I suspect senile Joe is seriously ill.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at August 24, 2022 02:27 PM (eGTCV)

158 Back in the day, even the printed stuff was pirated and sold surreptitiously on the downlow about class notes. Quite a few paid note takers for disability services had a lucrative side line selling those notes to other non-disabled students. And that was the true cost of the Duke power court case and Vietnam deferment scams, education became a credential to obtain work rather than people going to school because they wanted to be educated. Both of these situations gutted higher ed and turned it into an extension of k-12.
Posted by: whig at August 24, 2022 02:25 PM (CXr4y)
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Yep. And now we have instructors who are hellbent on forcing students to use electronic proctoring solutions (which don't work and are easily circumvented). Those proctoring solutions install all sorts of spyware on student computers.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 24, 2022 02:27 PM (YIVH2)

159 All of these tech companies are evil.

I didn't need this to know it. All I needed to know was that their executives won't let their own children use their own companies' "services", but promote it to other children.

They KNOW it is harmful, but promote it, anyway.

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at August 24, 2022 02:28 PM (zjgNU)

160 Top of twitter certainly had many Indian born executives. Many.

Posted by: runner at August 24, 2022 02:28 PM (zhVuU)

161 155 Musk will revise his offer to $0.75. And they will take it.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 24, 2022 02:27 PM (R8uWY)

========

Buy it to close it down.

Do a Romney and sell it for parts. Romney's a hero of the left now, if you haven't heard.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 24, 2022 02:28 PM (LvTSG)

162 Those people are the worst!
Posted by: Star Wars fanbois


Yeah I don't mean to mock Star Trek or its fans, but there is a certain tech-fixated mindset that loves the idea of everything looking like and working like Star Trek movies in their life. They buy things not for build quality, use, reason, or utility, but because its really hella sweet tech.

Dude, I don't have to use a key to start my car! I push this button after putting my key in a certain place! Dude, I need this refrigerator that's smart and tells me when I am low on milk because I cannot see the milk jug is nearly empty on my own! Dude, I need a jump rope that counts how many revolutions I have done for me and puts it on my watch, MY WATCH!!!!!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 24, 2022 02:28 PM (Ivdso)

163 So I guess CNN and WaPo are trustworthy now?

Either that means the DNC's decided Twitter is expendable, or CNN and WaPo are jealous of Twitter's influence and want to take them down.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 24, 2022 02:28 PM (ZGrMX)

164 144 It’s time, I mean.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 24, 2022 02:28 PM (0cjkI)

165 So, after reading this, I'm rethinking nitter.net, which redirects Twitter traffic to an alternative site that strips the content of any code for tracking. Does it really do that? Or is it a trap?

Posted by: Coki at August 24, 2022 02:29 PM (6S84Y)

166 A couple of very 2022 news stories.

1) Capitol Records creared an AI rapper to eliminate the middle man and put the profits directly into their own pockets. But it's all off now despite his 10,000,000 followers. It seems AI rappers are just "digital blackface".

2) The new Spider-Man Remastered video game had QWERTY /FRUITY flags everywhere because 2022. Then some gamer created a mod that changed the flags to the Stars and Stripes. Now that racist sumbitch is banned for life.

BONUS: State of education: A PhD candidate got a peer-reviewed research paper published that consisted of him pleasuring himself to comics of young boys

You know that Chinese curse about living in interesting times? Well . . .

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at August 24, 2022 02:29 PM (FVME7)

167 The nuking of Twitter would make the world ever so slightly better.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at August 24, 2022 02:29 PM (eGTCV)

168 Twitter Whistleblower's Revelations Are Even Worse Than Imagined

i dunno. i can imagine a lot.

Posted by: han solo at August 24, 2022 02:29 PM (sGtp+)

169 Only 32 Percent Trust the Political Media - Rasmussen

Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 24, 2022 02:13 PM (m7R0k)
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How to lead and mislead with a headline.

"Only" 32%?

How the FUCK is it anywhere above 4%?

Posted by: ... at August 24, 2022 02:30 PM (soy+v)

170 It's more accessible now than you think. There are working models of 80s CPUs now that are based solely on microphotography of the die (Visual6502.org is the most famous).

Doing that for a modern ARM would be rough though.

Posted by: Ian S.
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I knew about some of those projects but I am discussing how modern chips are tested--it is all software querying software and copy and paste. You could in theory design a very secure chip but by the time it came out, it would be badly outdated. Ditto for operating systems. Course, in the case of both, you can run the security by obscurity technique--use an 80386 running OS/2 warp and Lynx web browser over a cycling VPN connection at an internet coffee bar.

Posted by: whig at August 24, 2022 02:30 PM (CXr4y)

171 to mock Star Trek or its fans, but there is a certain tech-fixated mindset that loves the idea of everything looking like and working like Star Trek movies in their life.
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Never give up, never surrender!!!

*ululates*

Posted by: Math e zar at August 24, 2022 02:30 PM (wrQtz)

172 Mind you, I don't mind tech toys. I just don't trust them.

I did unplug all my Alexa devices though. Fuck Alexa.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 24, 2022 02:30 PM (V6f9+)

173 It’s time, I mean.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 24, 2022 02:28 PM (0cjkI)



To crack open our neighbor's heads and feast on the goo inside?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 24, 2022 02:30 PM (yQpMk)

174 169 How to lead and mislead with a headline.

"Only" 32%?

How the FUCK is it anywhere above 4%?
Posted by: ... at August 24, 2022 02:30 PM (soy+v)

==========

"The media sucks, but my media is pretty okay."
-Also applicable to Congress

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 24, 2022 02:30 PM (LvTSG)

175 Stemming in this case means stripping a word down to the base. Let's use "barking" as an example. The word "bark" is the stem of "barking". If you decide to ban all forms of the word, "barks", "barked", etc., you need to know the stem. Doing it wrong means, essentially, that you ban the word "bark" but variations like "barking" can get through.

Posted by: Rick C at August 24, 2022 02:30 PM (BMUHC)

176 About a year ago, after being a casual Twitter user for over a decade, Twitter decided that I was a 'bot. To prove I wasn't I would have to allow Google complete access to my computer system. I refused. So now I'm a 'bot and can't log-on even to delete my account. Which may or may not still exist. They were a time suck anyways. F-'em.

Posted by: geoffb at August 24, 2022 02:30 PM (r//c2)

177 I suspect senile Joe is seriously ill.
Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens

Mentally and physically.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at August 24, 2022 02:30 PM (FVME7)

178 "So, after reading this, I'm rethinking nitter.net, which redirects Twitter traffic to an alternative site that strips the content of any code for tracking. Does it really do that? Or is it a trap?"

I've wished for something like that forever. I've used it, but it does not mirror all Twitter content, only some. It can be kind of slow too, but server slow, not client slow like the damn Twitter rendering is.

Posted by: The Smell Of The gp, The Roar Of The Crowd at August 24, 2022 02:31 PM (qpX6U)

179
Dude, I don't have to use a key to start my car! I push this button after putting my key in a certain place! Dude, I need this refrigerator that's smart and tells me when I am low on milk because I cannot see the milk jug is nearly empty on my own! Dude, I need a jump rope that counts how many revolutions I have done for me and puts it on my watch, MY WATCH!!!!!
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 24,

The strangest thing I just became aware of is a device that you put on your cows tail and it will text you when the cow is ready to calve. They also have a collar that lets you know your cow is in heat and I think something else monitors the bulls activity. moocow. They are $300 for the calving devices. It would work with tame cows in a dairy barn I guess.

Posted by: CaliGirl at August 24, 2022 02:31 PM (0Cl6X)

180 "2) The new Spider-Man Remastered video game had QWERTY /FRUITY flags everywhere because 2022. Then some gamer created a mod that changed the flags to the Stars and Stripes. Now that racist sumbitch is banned for life."

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at August 24, 2022 02:29 PM (FVME7)

IIRC, that mod didn't really change that much in code - just changed the localization ie where the program thought the person was playing the game to the Middle East (and/or China).

Posted by: Thrawn at August 24, 2022 02:31 PM (Rl7KJ)

181 The incoming revenue is going to push the University of Texas' monster $42.9 billion endowment closer to Harvard's country-leading $53.2 billion.

Ahhh, gee. Times are tough. Gonna have to increase tuition another $5 grand.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 24, 2022 02:31 PM (R8uWY)

182 181 The incoming revenue is going to push the University of Texas' monster $42.9 billion endowment closer to Harvard's country-leading $53.2 billion.

Ahhh, gee. Times are tough. Gonna have to increase tuition another $5 grand.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 24, 2022 02:31 PM (R8uWY)

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Hey...that tax the rich thing the left keeps pushing from inside the universities?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 24, 2022 02:31 PM (LvTSG)

183 I still remember when Twitter first came out and someone described it to me. My first thought was this sounds awful, I already have to hear what you people think way too often.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 24, 2022 02:32 PM (UuD2k)

184 I hate the fans of that Kirk guy.

— The Gorn

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 24, 2022 02:32 PM (0cjkI)

185 Top of twitter certainly had many Indian born executives. Many.
Posted by: runner at August 24, 2022 02:28 PM


Yet, given the paucity of good curry recipes being tweeted forth, not all modalities are being covered.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at August 24, 2022 02:32 PM (a3Q+t)

186 Buy it to close it down.

Do a Romney and sell it for parts. Romney's a hero of the left now, if you haven't heard.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 24, 2022 02:28 PM (LvTSG)

I could use a couple of their server racks. Wouldn't trust any of their network gear as it would have the stink of China all through them.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at August 24, 2022 02:33 PM (N39Ws)

187 The new Spider-Man Remastered video game had QWERTY /FRUITY flags everywhere because 2022. Then some gamer created a mod that changed the flags to the Stars and Stripes. Now that racist sumbitch is banned for life.

That's a way funnier story: the mod just changed a flag so the game thought you were in Saudi Arabia. The game automatically removes all QWERTY content in that case.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 24, 2022 02:33 PM (ZGrMX)

188 "Twitter executives opted to allow Twitter to become more dependent upon revenue coming from Chinese entities even though the Twitter service is blocked in China...."
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Selling us to them. Excellent.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 24, 2022 02:33 PM (WWh8n)

189 Stemming in this case means stripping a word down to the base. Let's use "barking" as an example. The word "bark" is the stem of "barking". If you decide to ban all forms of the word, "barks", "barked", etc., you need to know the stem. Doing it wrong means, essentially, that you ban the word "bark" but variations like "barking" can get through.
Posted by: Rick C at August 24, 2022 02:30 PM (BMUHC)



Then we will just use brak.

Posted by: Pron at August 24, 2022 02:33 PM (yQpMk)

190 I view twitter like Fox News, I don't use either.
Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 24, 2022 01:58 PM (m7R0k)

Unfortunately, it doesn't matter.

Twitter is used to herd Blue Checks to the proper narrative. You may never use it, but is has substantial influence on the current of media.

Posted by: DaisyB at August 24, 2022 02:34 PM (AbL8c)

191 The next time Joe shows up somewhere he's going to try jogging up some stairs and will fall and break something.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at August 24, 2022 02:34 PM (eGTCV)

192 I like the server racks at Hooters.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 24, 2022 02:34 PM (0cjkI)

193 Twitter is a spook op.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 24, 2022 02:35 PM (EENFi)

194 I don't know though, everyone is getting worked up about spies on twatter, farcebook, googley, but Bill Gates and Microfux has had all our info for decades now.

Does ANYONE trust Bill Mass Sterilization/Nation's Largest Farmland Owner Gates more than any of the rest of these people?

Posted by: BurtTC at August 24, 2022 02:35 PM (YV6PJ)

195 If I understand this right -- and I probably don't -- the Chinese government flooded Twitter with fake ads which were not designed to advertise anything, but to merely tag anyone viewing them with tracking cookies.
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And it again demonstrates the profound lie that Zuckerberg and his buddies told the Senate a few years ago during the inquiries: that non-members are treated differently, that tracking is less or different, that there are no data sales for non-members, etc.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 24, 2022 02:35 PM (WWh8n)

196 Yep. And now we have instructors who are hellbent on forcing students to use electronic proctoring solutions (which don't work and are easily circumvented). Those proctoring solutions install all sorts of spyware on student computers.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel
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Part of that is the obsession with sifting out students rather than educating them. If you set the incentive structures correctly, even if the student cheats, they are forced to learn the material to do so successfully. It also diminishes the returns of actual cheating.

Ultimately, it is a losing game to try to eliminate all cheaters, as the dumb ones are readily caught and the smart ones are often too canny to be caught. So, you can play detective or educate your students.

Posted by: whig at August 24, 2022 02:35 PM (CXr4y)

197 Thinking with multiple Fake Vax your immunity to Covid is shot to Hell

Posted by: Skip's phone at August 24, 2022 02:35 PM (f4iLQ)

198 Reports showing some 20 million Americans are late on utility bills and utility companies are expecting a 'tsunami' of power shutoffs as Americans cannot afford to pay bills, especially as inflation is skyrocketing.


But they give kids 10 grand off their student loans.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 24, 2022 02:35 PM (mZ3xv)

199 Joe's body double is looking vigorous.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 24, 2022 02:35 PM (R8uWY)

200 165 So, after reading this, I'm rethinking nitter.net, which redirects Twitter traffic to an alternative site that strips the content of any code for tracking. Does it really do that? Or is it a trap?

pretty sure that's one of those whatchamacallit thingies for which the answer is always yes. ah. "tautology". that's the word i'm looking for.

Posted by: admiral akbar at August 24, 2022 02:35 PM (sGtp+)

201 I'm getting a chubby reading this.

Posted by: Mitch McConell at August 24, 2022 02:35 PM (mSy8I)

202 And some folks here will not give it up.

Fact.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 24, 2022 02:36 PM (EENFi)

203 I don't know though, everyone is getting worked up about spies on twatter, farcebook, googley, but Bill Gates and Microfux has had all our info for decades now.

Gates hasn't worked at Microsoft since 2008.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 24, 2022 02:36 PM (ZGrMX)

204 Stemming in this case means stripping a word down to the base. Let's use "barking" as an example. The word "bark" is the stem of "barking". If you decide to ban all forms of the word, "barks", "barked", etc., you need to know the stem. Doing it wrong means, essentially, that you ban the word "bark" but variations like "barking" can get through.

Posted by: Rick C


It can also mean misidentifying words, such as the instance I ran afoul of where "cocker spaniel" got censored, because the algorythm can't read context and lacks common sense. Not unlike those who program or control them, apparently.

Posted by: Brother Tim...as the man said, the die is cast at August 24, 2022 02:36 PM (OUMaO)

205 But they give kids 10 grand off their student loans.
Posted by: AlaBAMA

The $3 trillion power bill bailout comes in Oct.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 24, 2022 02:36 PM (R8uWY)

206 Bulgaroctonus, is the accent on the third syllable, or the fourth? It sounds cool either way.

Posted by: Rolling Donut Unharmed By gp's Flying Leap at August 24, 2022 02:36 PM (qpX6U)

207 *moocall is the device if anyone is curious.

Posted by: CaliGirl at August 24, 2022 02:36 PM (0Cl6X)

208 And some folks here will not give it up.

AtC posts better boobs than Joe Mannix.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 24, 2022 02:36 PM (ZGrMX)

209 Reports showing some 20 million Americans are late on utility bills and utility companies are expecting a 'tsunami' of power shutoffs as Americans cannot afford to pay bills, especially as inflation is skyrocketing.
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Give it up. They're all voting for Biden and the dems.

Posted by: Jose Psydin at August 24, 2022 02:36 PM (lWu/S)

210 They're all spook ops.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 24, 2022 02:37 PM (7FozI)

211 And some folks here will not give it up.

AtC posts better boobs than Joe Mannix.
Posted by: Ian S
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Like I said.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 24, 2022 02:37 PM (EENFi)

212 It can also mean misidentifying words, such as the instance I ran afoul of where "cocker spaniel" got censored, because the algorythm can't read context and lacks common sense.

In the early 2000s when AOL rolled out in the UK, it wouldn't allow users living in a town called Scunthorpe to register. Because all it saw was C U Next Tuesday.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 24, 2022 02:38 PM (ZGrMX)

213 193 Twitter is a spook op.
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 24, 2022 02:35 PM (EENFi)

I think all the social media platforms are.

Posted by: CaliGirl at August 24, 2022 02:38 PM (0Cl6X)

214 "Give it up. They're all voting for Biden and the dems."

Because they expect a bailout on said utility bills. And will get it.

Posted by: Rolling Donut Unharmed By gp's Flying Leap at August 24, 2022 02:38 PM (qpX6U)

215 And some folks here will not give it up.

Yeah. Just skimming Twitter for fun stuff to share is still using Twitter and getting scanned by China. Just using it to keep in contact with Aunt Judy in Minneapolis is still getting scanned by China.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 24, 2022 02:38 PM (Ivdso)

216 207 *moocall is the device if anyone is curious.
Posted by: CaliGirl at August 24, 2022 02:36 PM (0Cl6X)

I thought that was something guys used at closing time.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at August 24, 2022 02:38 PM (N39Ws)

217 AtC posts better boobs than Joe Mannix.

She also has better boobs than Joe.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com - Email for morons. at August 24, 2022 02:38 PM (Bd6X8)

218 I suspect senile Joe is seriously ill.
Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at August 24, 2022 02:27 PM (eGTCV)

Would anyone be even remotely surprised if he dies not long before November 8?

Posted by: BurtTC at August 24, 2022 02:39 PM (YV6PJ)

219 Some people need to hear themselves speak and to have a fan club. Social media feeds that need.

Posted by: NCKate at August 24, 2022 02:39 PM (2oJif)

220 The IT security at one of my old companies blocked an e-mailed resume because its author stated that he had graduated summa cum laude.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 24, 2022 02:39 PM (0cjkI)

221 Prison Planet.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 24, 2022 02:39 PM (7FozI)

222 Would anyone be even remotely surprised if he dies not long before November 8?
Posted by: BurtTC at August 24, 2022 02:39 PM (YV6PJ)



One can hope.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 24, 2022 02:39 PM (yQpMk)

223 Ferners at the Twitter? Can’t be!

Posted by: Squid at August 24, 2022 02:39 PM (reMfC)

224 Can't afford your electric bill? Just buy a whole home solar kit. You can finance it, so the $1000/mo payment is affordable for anyone

-Jen Granholm

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 24, 2022 02:39 PM (R8uWY)

225 198 Reports showing some 20 million Americans are late on utility bills and utility companies are expecting a 'tsunami' of power shutoffs as Americans cannot afford to pay bills, especially as inflation is skyrocketing.


But they give kids 10 grand off their student loans.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 24, 2022 02:35 PM (mZ3xv)

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See? This is the kind of environment that gets Biden to have such a great presidency, on par with W's first midterms, that gets him to prevent Democrats from a wipeout this November.

Don't believe me? Just look at the polls in August. The same polls that were saying Hillary would win PA by 10 in 2016.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 24, 2022 02:39 PM (LvTSG)

226 Part of that is the obsession with sifting out students rather than educating them. If you set the incentive structures correctly, even if the student cheats, they are forced to learn the material to do so successfully. It also diminishes the returns of actual cheating.

Ultimately, it is a losing game to try to eliminate all cheaters, as the dumb ones are readily caught and the smart ones are often too canny to be caught. So, you can play detective or educate your students.
Posted by: whig at August 24, 2022 02:35 PM (CXr4y)
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We are well aware of that in my office. We discourage proctoring as much as possible for the reasons you've given above.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 24, 2022 02:39 PM (YIVH2)

227 I suspect senile Joe is seriously ill.
Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at August 24, 2022 02:27 PM (eGTCV)

Would anyone be even remotely surprised if he dies not long before November 8?
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I would.

Posted by: Dr. Jill at August 24, 2022 02:39 PM (W3zNb)

228 Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal

*********

♫ ♪

Doxxing us can give you a heart attack Parag, ag, ag, ag, ag
You oughta know by now.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 24, 2022 02:40 PM (kXYt5)

229 They're all spook ops.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory
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Yep.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 24, 2022 02:40 PM (EENFi)

230 "73 I almost never intentionally click on ads in websites, but sometimes as you start to click on something, the page moves and you click on the ad.
Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at August 24, 2022 02:10 PM (Ynyl9)"

Fun info for you: That page didn't move by accident. It's intentional, to drive ad clicks. Tech is rotten through and through.

A decade ago they were pushing boundaries with things like Facebook selling your private photos and DM's to third parties, opening up the complete back end to leftist political orgs, and selling info so that ticket sites can rip you off because they know your Uncle Bob just died and you're flying out for the funeral. I can't imagine what they're up to now.

Posted by: monday at August 24, 2022 02:40 PM (IN1nj)

231 Gates hasn't worked at Microsoft since 2008.
Posted by: Ian S. at August 24, 2022 02:36 PM (ZGrMX)

I don't think that's how this works. Any of it.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 24, 2022 02:40 PM (YV6PJ)

232 Some people need to hear themselves speak and to have a fan club. Social media feeds that need.
Posted by: NCKate at August 24, 2022 02:39 PM (2oJif)



Yes ... hmm ... well ... quite ..

Such losers

*shiftyeyes*

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 24, 2022 02:41 PM (yQpMk)

233 Joe is already dead. It is AI holograms and body doubles.

Really, if he died in 2019, and his entire campaign was run by a double, would anyone know?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 24, 2022 02:41 PM (R8uWY)

234 203 I don't know though, everyone is getting worked up about spies on twatter, farcebook, googley, but Bill Gates and Microfux has had all our info for decades now.

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If you really want to play the game, you make the assumption that everyone can get your data. So, you set out making the data ratty--e.g. different birthdates and ages to register accounts, different names, different passwords, use a vpn, click on shit that you are not interested in buying, use different browsers for different things, and so forth. Be unpredictable and pay full freight for things rather than rely on 'free' storage, 'free' apps, and so forth. If you are not paying, then you are definitely the product being sold. Even if you are paying, use ratty data for registrations, etc.

Unpredictable data is data that companies hate to use for targeting purposes.

Posted by: whig at August 24, 2022 02:41 PM (CXr4y)

235 Joe is already dead. It is AI holograms and body doubles.

Really, if he died in 2019, and his entire campaign was run by a double, would anyone know?
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Well, now that you mention it. Maybe not.

Posted by: Dr. Jill at August 24, 2022 02:42 PM (W3zNb)

236 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 24, 2022 02:43 PM (Zz0t1)

237 Twatter is evil and must be destroyed.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 24, 2022 02:43 PM (Zz0t1)

238 "Joe is already dead. It is AI holograms and body doubles."

There was that video about a month ago where his body double took over part way through. That was so weird.

Posted by: Rolling Donut Unharmed By gp's Flying Leap at August 24, 2022 02:43 PM (qpX6U)

239 IIRC, that mod didn't really change that much in code - just changed the localization ie where the program thought the person was playing the game to the Middle East (and/or China).
Posted by: Thrawn at August 24, 2022 02:31 PM (Rl7KJ)

With each passing day, it is harder to engage in any activity that isn't infected with politics, even when playing video games, a form of escapism.

Posted by: Mainah at August 24, 2022 02:43 PM (B+qrE)

240 219 Some people need to hear themselves speak and to have a fan club. Social media feeds that need.
Posted by: NCKate at August 24, 2022 02:39 PM (2oJif)

It's terrible for society. I can't tell you how many times I'm in a restaurant and a young couple is sitting near me not talking to each other, they just sit there staring at their own phones. They aren't my kids but I want to tell them to put their phones down and talk to each other.

Posted by: CaliGirl at August 24, 2022 02:43 PM (0Cl6X)

241 Unpredictable data is data that companies hate to use for targeting purposes.
Posted by: whig at August 24, 2022 02:41 PM (CXr4y)

You know, there are something like 57 genders now. And no one can say shit if you use all of them or they are transphobic.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 24, 2022 02:43 PM (UuD2k)

242 Really, if he died in 2019, and his entire campaign was run by a double, would anyone know?

He'd be waaaay more coherent in that case.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 24, 2022 02:43 PM (ZGrMX)

243 The same polls that were saying Hillary would win PA by 10 in 2016.

She's up by 9 in Florida!

"WHY AM I NOT UP BY 40 POINTS????"
--Hillary screeching at the camera

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 24, 2022 02:43 PM (Ivdso)

244 Twatter is evil and must be destroyed.
Posted by: Sponge
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Better get rid of the spooks then.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 24, 2022 02:44 PM (EENFi)

245 222 Would anyone be even remotely surprised if he dies not long before November 8?
Posted by: BurtTC at August 24, 2022 02:39 PM (YV6PJ)


One can hope.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 24, 2022 02:39 PM (yQpMk)

I'd prefer they keep him alive through the 2024 election and beyond. If they need him dead before then, it won't be good for the rest of us.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 24, 2022 02:44 PM (YV6PJ)

246 ...blocked an e-mailed resume because its author stated that he had graduated summa cum laude.

******

Well, not really. It's just that student housing has really thin walls.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 24, 2022 02:44 PM (kXYt5)

247 We are well aware of that in my office. We discourage proctoring as much as possible for the reasons you've given above.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel
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Good luck dealing with the faculty on getting them to see the light.

Posted by: whig at August 24, 2022 02:44 PM (CXr4y)

248 This is also all enabled by fingerprinting and unique IDs. Philosophically and structurally, this is a *huge* problem with internet identity management and security. If you use your VPN "sometimes" you might as well never be using it. Your browser fingerprint, mobile device ID, etc. will still be detectable and then boom, they can link you despite changes in address and apparent geography. Avoiding that is *really* hard and if you slip up even once, it can make you identifiable from that point forward. The entire structure of the internet as we know it is based on hostility to privacy.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 24, 2022 02:44 PM (WWh8n)

249 "And it again demonstrates the profound lie that Zuckerberg and his buddies told the Senate a few years ago during the inquiries: that non-members are treated differently, that tracking is less or different, that there are no data sales for non-members, etc.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 24, 2022 02:35 PM (WWh8n)"

Huge lie. They've assembled files on non-users for ages.

The single most obscene thing is probably both Google and FB selling private message traffic and photos to third parties. If you have gmailed a photo or uploaded it to their cloud, is is NEVER going away. Ever. And you lack any and all control over who gets their dickbeaters on it.

Posted by: monday at August 24, 2022 02:44 PM (IN1nj)

250
OT, but fake Dr Jill is COVID+ again. Supposedly a "rebound" infection.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at August 24, 2022 02:13 PM (N39Ws)



Just wait until the deadly "layup" infection.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 24, 2022 02:45 PM (n+4am)

251 @191 -- the hustling, athletic and super duper in-shape, jog walking, showing ultimate 'virile' traits.

Not quite the same as 'Power Walking' in the '80s or whenever that personal fitness nonsense came forth.

Yeeesh!

Posted by: micky at August 24, 2022 02:45 PM (3byMq)

252 And just like that, the Republicans started saying they wanted to defund the FBI. Just like what Putin wanted

Posted by: Forrest gump at August 24, 2022 02:45 PM (t6ruY)

253 Would anyone be even remotely surprised if he dies not long before November 8?
Posted by: BurtTC at August 24, 2022 02:39 PM (YV6PJ)

Nope not at all, be still dammnit

Posted by: HiLLRary The Killer at August 24, 2022 02:45 PM (M+Lyo)

254 The same polls that were saying Hillary would win PA by 10 in 2016.

She's up by 9 in Florida!

"WHY AM I NOT UP BY 40 POINTS????"
--Hillary screeching at the camera
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I couldn't understand that either.

Posted by: Jose Psydin at August 24, 2022 02:45 PM (W3zNb)

255 Funny, everything comes back to the IC.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 24, 2022 02:45 PM (7FozI)

256 206 If you’re asking about my nic, I can’t say for sure because I don’t know Greek, and I’ve never heard it pronounced, but I have always pronounced it “bul-gar-OCK-toe-nus,” with the accent on the third syllable.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 24, 2022 02:46 PM (0cjkI)

257 You know, there are something like 57 genders now. And no one can say shit if you use all of them or they are transphobic.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe
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That is the spirit of malicious compliance right there. Stay within the letter of the law or policy and to hell with the spirit of it if that law or policy affects your liberty.

Posted by: whig at August 24, 2022 02:46 PM (CXr4y)

258 Supposedly a "rebound" infection.

"That's just turrible"
--Charles Barkley

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 24, 2022 02:46 PM (Ivdso)

259 This video is invidiously edited, but it looks like it's from the original I was talking about:

youtube.com/watch?v=Lbq2MoehzOk

That's two different guys.

Posted by: Rolling Donut Unharmed By gp's Flying Leap at August 24, 2022 02:46 PM (qpX6U)

260 I like how the girl in the video flashes to her incredible bikini clad midsection for a few leg lifts. Don't know what that has to so with an arm workout, but she looks good naked, and she knows it.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 24, 2022 02:46 PM (QSjkU)

261 Couple agents walk into Joes body double's room

Hey, you have been doing a really great job. You have them all fooled!

Thanks! Proud to be of service

So, you know it is time for Joe to die...

Awwww man I guess it is off to retirement for me! It has been fun

Well... see... there has to be a body in the casket.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 24, 2022 02:46 PM (R8uWY)

262 Funny, everything comes back to the IC.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory
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And isn't it interesting that they want to point fingers at India and China.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 24, 2022 02:46 PM (EENFi)

263 "248 This is also all enabled by fingerprinting and unique IDs. Philosophically and structurally, this is a *huge* problem with internet identity management and security. If you use your VPN "sometimes" you might as well never be using it. Your browser fingerprint, mobile device ID, etc. will still be detectable and then boom, they can link you despite changes in address and apparent geography. Avoiding that is *really* hard and if you slip up even once, it can make you identifiable from that point forward. The entire structure of the internet as we know it is based on hostility to privacy.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 24, 2022 02:44 PM (WWh8n)"

Ironically, most VPNs are more useful vs. casual law enforcement than they are against determined big tech efforts, for these reasons.

Posted by: monday at August 24, 2022 02:47 PM (IN1nj)

264 82 I want someone to collate every tweet that has ever been twatted, assign it a numeric code based on ascii- decimal conversion, then calculate the average number over all time and decode back into ascii so we can finally determine once and for all what the mean tweet really is.

forty-two!

Posted by: deep thought at August 24, 2022 02:47 PM (sGtp+)

265 252 And just like that, the Republicans started saying they wanted to defund the FBI. Just like what Putin wanted
Posted by: Forrest gump at August 24, 2022 02:45 PM (t6ruY)

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Nah, Putin would rather have an FBI directed at peaceful political adversaries of a corrupt regime. It further weakens America as a whole and directs more attention inwards, allowing Russia to have free reign to, say, take a slice of the Ukraine with Biden's permission. He likes the FBI fully funded and going after the non-criminal element in America.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 24, 2022 02:47 PM (LvTSG)

266 They aren't my kids but I want to tell them to put their phones down and talk to each other.
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[texts] but we R [end text]

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 24, 2022 02:47 PM (yikp0)

267 Huge lie. They've assembled files on non-users for ages.

The single most obscene thing is probably both Google and FB selling private message traffic and photos to third parties. If you have gmailed a photo or uploaded it to their cloud, is is NEVER going away. Ever. And you lack any and all control over who gets their dickbeaters on it.
Posted by: monday at August 24, 2022 02:44 PM (IN1nj)

Oh noes, so that "special pic" I sent to that "woman" online who promised to love me forever for the low, low price of $3.99 a minute isn't a) a woman and b) never going away? *insert Darth Vader "nooooo!" here*

Posted by: Thrawn at August 24, 2022 02:47 PM (Rl7KJ)

268 The single most obscene thing is probably both Google and FB selling private message traffic and photos to third parties. If you have gmailed a photo or uploaded it to their cloud, is is NEVER going away. Ever. And you lack any and all control over who gets their dickbeaters on it.
Posted by: monday at August 24, 2022 02:44 PM (IN1nj)
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Yeah, but at least that is opted in. You choose to use Gmail, you choose to accept that Google will use your data. That sucks and it's unfair and opaque, but you did technically agree to it by subscribing to their services.

The far more profound problem is the non-users. The social media "buttons" on websites set a cookie, and that cookie gets a unique identifier. The tracking is now in place. Even if you are not - and never have been - a subscriber to those services, they have an increasingly rich dossier on you regardless. And Zuckerberg told the Senate that this did *not* happen and if you're not a member, it doesn't apply. That was a lie and that lie is trivial to prove - all you have to do is look at the cookies. It isn't exactly hidden.

As always, nothing happens. Lying to Congress is just good fun for all parties.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 24, 2022 02:48 PM (WWh8n)

269 The single most obscene thing is probably both Google and FB selling private message traffic and photos to third parties. If you have gmailed a photo or uploaded it to their cloud, is is NEVER going away. Ever. And you lack any and all control over who gets their dickbeaters on it.

I cannot recall who it was now but there was one of those "webring" companies that tried to get people to sign a terms of agreement that said everything hosted on any page that they connected to belonged to them.

By the way, that cloud you're storing your data on? That's not secure either.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 24, 2022 02:48 PM (Ivdso)

270
Ironically, most VPNs are more useful vs. casual law enforcement than they are against determined big tech efforts, for these reasons.
Posted by: monday at August 24, 2022 02:47 PM (IN1nj)

Do VPNs work with Starlink?

Posted by: CaliGirl at August 24, 2022 02:48 PM (0Cl6X)

271 But they give kids 10 grand off their student loans.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 24, 2022 02:35 PM (mZ3xv)

Electricity and food doesn't turn people into leftards. College does.

Posted by: ... at August 24, 2022 02:48 PM (soy+v)

272 "So, you know it is time for Joe to die..."

'Sucks for him. I'm the REAL Biden.'
'Yeaahhhh, about that ...'

Posted by: Rolling Donut Unharmed By gp's Flying Leap at August 24, 2022 02:48 PM (qpX6U)

273 I'm tagged on Facecrook photos and I never signed up for any of this shit.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 24, 2022 02:48 PM (7FozI)

274 Unpredictable data is data that companies hate to use for targeting purposes.
Posted by: whig at August 24, 2022 02:41 PM (CXr4y)

That's all well and good for individual purposes, but I'm operating on the assumption their plans are for the billions of us collectively, not individually.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 24, 2022 02:48 PM (YV6PJ)

275 I'm tagged on Facecrook photos and I never signed up for any of this shit.

Chances are, someone has set up a facebook page for you.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 24, 2022 02:49 PM (Ivdso)

276 They gave Joey the 'tell tall tales' meds again today, I see.

Posted by: micky at August 24, 2022 02:49 PM (3byMq)

277 And actually, in Greek it would be “Bulgaroktonos,” anyway (but spelled in the Greek alphabet. My version of the name is a Latinized one.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 24, 2022 02:49 PM (0cjkI)

278 I hear Joe's body guard got tired of wiping his ass and transfered.

Posted by: Puddinhead at August 24, 2022 02:49 PM (g/54t)

279 Apple says it protects users from the digital fingerprinting. Supposively. If you can believe that.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 24, 2022 02:50 PM (R8uWY)

280 I'm tagged on Facecrook photos and I never signed up for any of this shit.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 24, 2022 02:48 PM (7FozI)
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Another huge flaw in the "if you're not a subscriber then it doesn't apply" argument. You don't even need to be a subscriber, they can still tag you (at least, they used to be able to). It doesn't link to a profile, but the name they entered is there. And that name is now connected to their facial recognition databases. And you never subscribed.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 24, 2022 02:50 PM (WWh8n)

281 The entire structure of the internet as we know it is based on hostility to privacy.
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Allow a cynical modification. On the front end, user facing side, it fraudulently creates an aura of anonymity/privacy. So you get your freak on. In reality, you are walking around in public without any pants on. The only thing keeping it tolerable, is that literally everyone else in the whole world is also. They can hammer anyone at any time however.

Posted by: Legion is connected computers serving the collective Id at August 24, 2022 02:51 PM (wrQtz)

282 I hear Joe's body guard got tired of wiping his ass and transfered.
Posted by: Puddinhead at August 24, 2022 02:49 PM (g/54t)



Oops! I Sharted Again!

The new hit single by Joey Biden and the Shitters.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 24, 2022 02:51 PM (Zz0t1)

283 278 I hear Joe's body guard got tired of wiping his ass and transfered.
Posted by: Puddinhead at August 24, 2022 02:49 PM (g/54t)

They are ok with wiping his ass, but drew the line at changing his diaper.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 24, 2022 02:51 PM (QSjkU)

284 I had about 200 followers that were all accounts about 2 to 4 years of age. All had about 400 followers. All followed about 400 other accounts. All had no more than two or three posts. If you followed them back, you'd get followed by another two or three the next day.

I tried alerting Twatter to this, and was permanently suspended.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at August 24, 2022 02:51 PM (CCf67)

285 277 And actually, in Greek it would be “Bulgaroktonos,” anyway (but spelled in the Greek alphabet. My version of the name is a Latinized one.

a bulgarian with eight noses?

Posted by: kulak anachronda at August 24, 2022 02:51 PM (sGtp+)

286 Apple says it protects users from the digital fingerprinting. Supposively. If you can believe that.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 24, 2022 02:50 PM (R8uWY)
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Apple actually might interdict some forms of fingerprinting, especially in their own web browser. Your phone is sure as hell uniquely identifiable, though, and Apple - even if they restrict that for outsiders - does *not* restrict it for themselves.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 24, 2022 02:51 PM (WWh8n)

287 And just like that, the Republicans started saying they wanted to defund the FBI. Just like what Putin wanted
Posted by: Forrest gump at August 24, 2022 02:45 PM (t6ruY)



It.Moved.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 24, 2022 02:51 PM (yQpMk)

288 I watched a movie on utoob last night, a remake of On The Beach, that came out in 2000, starring Armand Assante and Rachel Ward.

The US vs China, with Taiwan in the middle is how everything gets kicked off, nuke-wise.

Here's the link if anyone's interested:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6imEMekIt4

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 24, 2022 02:52 PM (EENFi)

289 The strangest thing I just became aware of is a device that you put on your cows tail and it will text you when the cow is ready to calve. They also have a collar that lets you know your cow is in heat and I think something else monitors the bulls activity. moocow. They are $300 for the calving devices. It would work with tame cows in a dairy barn I guess.
Posted by: CaliGirl at August 24, 2022


***
I can see it now. Farmer's son is milking the cow and the cow swings its tail and hits him in the head with the device. Stitches for him and $300 for a new device.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 24, 2022 02:52 PM (J2vNu)

290 Maybe there is only 1 real twitter account and the rest are all bots.

Maybe we are all just bots on the twitter server.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 24, 2022 02:52 PM (R8uWY)

291 255 Funny, everything comes back to the IC.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory
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Essentially mission creep and budgets lead to everything being a threat. It is the same strangulation that the Stasi put on E. Germany only to see it collapse when the Wall came down. If you are intercepting everyone's mail, you cannot see the forest for the trees. Essentially, modern techo fascism involves targeting individuals and burning them like a magnifying glass can burn an ant. But, for every ant burned, the anthills are busily producing more and more. So, it is pretty much useless to kill off an anthill using a magnifying glass.

That is where you get the opposite reaction like Swallowell D (Cong) boasting that they would use nukes on the non compliers (fill in with tanks, jets, missiles, etc.). That is the kill them all solution which obviously does not work in a heterogeneous society. You do not spank a baby with a flamethrower.

Posted by: whig at August 24, 2022 02:52 PM (CXr4y)

292 This slender Asian lady is glad there's no data service available when they go out yachting:
https://is.gd/pzD0Ix

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 24, 2022 02:52 PM (WWh8n)

293 If Brandon is trying to make this giveaway sound fair, he's failing worse than he usually does on explaining one of his idiot moves.

Posted by: Gref at August 24, 2022 02:52 PM (AMIL/)

294 It's filled with chips from Asian fabs, comprising many tens of billions of transistors.

No wonder it’s so big!

Posted by: Squid at August 24, 2022 02:53 PM (reMfC)

295 "I have always pronounced it “bul-gar-OCK-toe-nus,” with the accent on the third syllable."

Works for me! In pronouncing 'gp,' both the g and the p are silent, with the accent between syllables.

Posted by: Rolling Donut Unharmed By gp's Flying Leap at August 24, 2022 02:53 PM (qpX6U)

296 290 Maybe there is only 1 real twitter account and the rest are all bots.

Maybe we are all just bots on the twitter server.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 24, 2022 02:52 PM (R8uWY)

=========

Maybe all the bots are really just the friends we made along the way.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 24, 2022 02:53 PM (LvTSG)

297 This slender Asian lady is glad there's no data service available when they go out yachting:
https://is.gd/pzD0Ix
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 24, 2022 02:52 PM (WWh8n)



Owch.....

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 24, 2022 02:53 PM (Zz0t1)

298 nood fauci

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 24, 2022 02:53 PM (yikp0)

299 Nood...

Posted by: Hawkpilot at August 24, 2022 02:54 PM (Y8MjH)

300 Speaking of dickbeaters, I learned yesterday that Lenny Dykstra paid something like half a million dollars to private eyes, to get dirt on MLB umpires. Then when a call didn't go his way, he'd quietly tell the ump something about the ump's private life. Suddenly those strike calls turned into balls, and close bang bang calls at bases seemed to go Lenny's way.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 24, 2022 02:54 PM (YV6PJ)

301 Apple says it protects users from the digital fingerprinting. Supposively. If you can believe that.

When they started rolling out those technologies, Facebook unexpectedly had a huge loss the next quarter. Which was pretty funny.

Google doesn't even care - they've made it easier in the newest Android versions for everything to get your info, because their real business is ads.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 24, 2022 02:54 PM (ZGrMX)

302 I mean how can it hurt the economy for the government to just give away billions more dollars? We just handed Ukraine even more.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 24, 2022 02:54 PM (Ivdso)

303 It means “Bulgar-slayer.” It was the nickname given to Byzantine Emperor Basil II for his conquest of the First Bulgarian Empire in 1014.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 24, 2022 02:55 PM (0cjkI)

304 Maybe we are all just bots on the twitter server.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 24, 2022 02:52 PM (R8uWY)



I drink therefore I am.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 24, 2022 02:55 PM (yQpMk)

305 The only thing I keep in the "cloud" is recipes.

I would like to give a shout out here to a little app called copymethat, which is the recipe keeper I would have invented and could not find (until I found it).

It gives you a button. Click it on any page with a recipe and it cuts through all the crap and copies it over for you. Even better you can just load your own recipes into it. I use both functions.

It's a one man operation I believe, this is an unpaid endorsement and I have no idea who he is. Truly awesome app.

Posted by: ... at August 24, 2022 02:55 PM (soy+v)

306 When does he yell, "I do not, do NOT, want to hear any complaints about this! It is fair! People against this are against others improving themselves! Get over your hate, non-college graduates!"

Posted by: Gref at August 24, 2022 02:55 PM (AMIL/)

307 "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6imEMekIt4"

Got it queued and ready to go, thanks! Lotta good movie suggestions this week. Chuy recommended yesterday "Spin Me Round," so I watched and enjoyed it.

Posted by: Rolling Donut Unharmed By gp's Flying Leap at August 24, 2022 02:55 PM (qpX6U)

308 I'm tagged on Facecrook photos and I never signed up for any of this shit.
==
They are storing peoples faces. Any camera app the uses a philter, the cat face app, scans your facial biometrics and then that gets sold.

You don't have to sign up for it yourself. If someone else has it and uses it on you they can figure out who you are with an analysis of the connections on that persons social media and cross referenced photos with DMV photo. Your birthdate, sex, zipcode. Will identify you with 99% certainty, and the facial recognition, done by a computer is the cherry on top of the sundae. They are working to be able to ID your face with as much certainty as a fingerprint.

Posted by: Legion is connected computers serving the collective Id at August 24, 2022 02:56 PM (PyUbM)

309 Alright which one of you fuckers gave me this hash. The v by the way is for "victory" so choke on that.

Posted by: ... at August 24, 2022 02:57 PM (soy+v)

310 My wife's home feed is MSN when she logs in - which I see is really no different than logging into the DNC home website really.

She says oooh she gets the 'news' there, its not 'click' based advertising - which is true.

I have to tell her, over and over, yeah, they're not selling something YOU want, they're selling you something THEY want you to buy. It's not news - no one writing bylines at RawStory or the Guardian or Business Insider or Vox or theHill.com gives a flying fuck about the news...they have a script, and they had better follow it or they'll be selling CookiePuss ice cream cakes at Carville's tomorrow morning. And they know it.

Posted by: Boswell at August 24, 2022 03:01 PM (+Cgut)

311
That's all well and good for individual purposes, but I'm operating on the assumption their plans are for the billions of us collectively, not individually.

Posted by: BurtTC
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All you can control is yourself and your bailiwick and remind others that they too can play. No different really than religion--the only soul you can save is yourself--you can aid others but they have to make decisions for themselves.

Posted by: whig at August 24, 2022 03:01 PM (CXr4y)

312 hey have a script, and they had better follow it or they'll be selling CookiePuss ice cream cakes at Carville's tomorrow morning. And they know it.
==
No way pal. We'd tell 'em to get lost. We have standards.

Posted by: CookiePuss at August 24, 2022 03:02 PM (wrQtz)

313 We're at the stage where big brother is forming right before our eyes. So what are we going to do about it?

Posted by: Joe fingerblaster at August 24, 2022 03:05 PM (W+TLY)

314

CookiePuss is hard as tits!

Posted by: Emperor Nero with thumbs down at August 24, 2022 03:08 PM (VRb7k)

315 WTF is Biden babbling about today?

Posted by: Puddinhead at August 24, 2022 03:09 PM (g/54t)

316 Really Twitter should just simply be shut down. This article only begins to address the national security threats there but also Facebook (see Alex Stamos), Google, Apple, and Microsoft. Enterprises should ask these questions about Salesforce, Workday, Oracle, and other SaaS providers who are similarly vulnerable to compromise.

There is an opening for SaaS that is run in America with zero foreign nationals on the team.

Posted by: mercury at August 24, 2022 03:42 PM (QLKlo)

317 Agrajag Hardest hit.

Or Agarwal.

Same thing.

Posted by: Justin Castreau at August 24, 2022 03:55 PM (ZW1rs)

318 309 Alright which one of you fuckers gave me this hash. The v by the way is for "victory" so choke on that.
Posted by: ... at August 24, 2022 02:57 PM (soy+v)

Now THAT is funny!

Posted by: Justin Castreau at August 24, 2022 03:57 PM (ZW1rs)

319 >>>If I understand this right -- and I probably don't

heh. I think this is the second time I've noticed Ace saying something like this.

Posted by: No Name Today at August 24, 2022 04:16 PM (vlXMQ)

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