Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince said that he “woke up in a bad mood and decided someone shouldn’t be allowed on the internet” following his company’s decision to terminate service for neo-Nazi site The Daily Stormer last week. However, in 2015, Prince defended himself after facing pressure to rescind service to ISIS-affiliated sites. “Individuals have decided that there is content they disagree with but the right way to deal with this is to follow the established law enforcement procedures,” Prince proclaimed after a hacking collective provided Cloudflare with a list of ISIS-related websites. “There is no society on Earth that tolerates mob rule because the mob is fickle.” “We’re the plumbers of the internet… We make the pipes work but it’s not right for us to inspect what is or isn’t going through the pipes,” he continued. “If companies like ours or ISPs (internet service providers) start censoring there would be an uproar. It would lead us down a path of internet censors … [Read more...] about FLASHBACK – Cloudflare Refused to Ban ISIS Sites: ‘It’s Not Right For Us’ to Censor, We Don’t Tolerate ‘Mob Rule’
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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – An extra layer of privacy is now in the hands of iPhone users. The new update should help alleviate the feeling that something is eavesdropping on your conversations. That had us wondering, how much does the internet know about us? And how can we keep our lives private? READ MORE: How Do Communities Decide Where To Plant Trees? Good Question. Jeff Wagner learned it’s ultimately up to the user. If you own a smartphone, you likely have one of these tales to tell. “My coworker was getting this new jacket for her boyfriend for Christmas and then my phone all of a sudden started getting targeted ads for that same jacket even though I had never like searched it or anything,” said Erin Ryan-Mosley. “We joke like the FBI is in our phone,” said Tony Preston after having ads pop up on his phone related to recent conversations. How much does the internet know about us? “I would argue that the internet knows pretty much everything about us,” said Mark … [Read more...] about How Much Does The Internet Know About Us?
DENVER (CBS4) – A Denver couple was shocked recently to find their parking space empty in their apartment’s private garage. Their vehicle had been towed, despite their valid permit, current registration and parking in one of the many unassigned spots. Now they want the towing company to reimburse them for the wages lost while their car was gone. “At first we panicked because we thought our car had been stolen, but then we saw drag marks on the ground. We checked Wyatt’s website and found it had been towed at 4:55 in the morning. The violation says we didn’t have a valid or visible parking permit, but we do,” said Sarah Sersch. (credit: CBS) She contacted Wyatt’s and asked for the photos taken of her vehicle prior to being towed. The company told her she would need a court subpoena. Sersch was able to obtain photo copies from her property manager. The photos taken by the towing company show the couple’s valid parking permit in the windshield. Sersch and her property … [Read more...] about Denver Couple Says Wrongfully Towed Vehicle Led To Missed Wages
By Aaron Krolik and Kashmir Hill, The New York Times Company I wanted to slander someone. My colleague Kashmir Hill and I were trying to learn who is responsible for — and profiting from — the growing ecosystem of websites whose primary purpose is destroying reputations. So I wrote a nasty post. About myself. Then we watched as a constellation of sites duplicated my creation. To get slander removed, many people hire a “reputation management” company. In my case, it was going to cost roughly $20,000. We soon discovered a secret, hidden behind a smoke screen of fake companies and false identities. The people facilitating slander and the self-proclaimed good guys who help remove it are often one and the same. The stain At first glance, the websites appear amateurish. They have names like BadGirlReports.date, BustedCheaters.com and WorstHomeWrecker.com. Photos are badly cropped. Grammar and spelling are afterthoughts. They are clunky and text-heavy, as if they’re … [Read more...] about An inside look at the slander industry, where reputations are destroyed
close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for April 30 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Google processes over 40,000 searches every single second, according to InternetLiveStats.com. Did you know that there are some things you should never search for? Tap or click for seven Google searches that can land you in serious trouble . For your more embarrassing or private queries, you may think you’re protecting yourself entirely with incognito mode, but that only goes so far. Tap or click here to see what incognito mode is really good for and what it can’t do . Let's take a closer look at the privacy options available to you. This post should be required reading for anyone in today’s digital age. So, be sure to share it out on your social media accounts. 1. Know what private windows do In most browsers, select File > New Private Window or hit the three-dot menu near the search bar to open … [Read more...] about 5 ways to keep your online searches private