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New study states Americans don’t want Google Glass, drones, robots or AI

New study states Americans don’t want Google Glass, drones, robots or AI

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A new study by Pew Research and Smithsonian Magazine shows Americans are fairly optimistic about the future of technology — they just don’t necessarily trust it. A phone poll of 1,001 adults from Feb. 13-18 asked questions on everything from convenience-based, bleeding-edge tech to future dystopian science-fiction scenarios,…

Oklahoma House Passes Bill That Reaffirms Gold and Silver as Money

Oklahoma House Passes Bill That Reaffirms Gold and Silver as Money

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Late last week, a bill to legalize gold and silver as legal tender was passed through the Oklahoma state house. The vote was 74-12. Senate Bill 862 ( SB862 ), was introduced by Sen. Clark Jolley and Rep. Gary Banz, with cosponsorship from Sen. Natham…

Facebook Pulls Everytown for Gun Safety Page after Pro-Gunners Grabbed It before Bloomberg

Facebook Pulls Everytown for Gun Safety Page after Pro-Gunners Grabbed It before Bloomberg

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Earlier this week, I reported on how ex-NYC Mayor and Billionaire Michael Bloomberg is starting up a new $50 million anti-gun group with all new propaganda and the intent to get a million voters to the polls in pro-2nd Amendment states like Texas. (I wonder how much votes…

Some serious advice for Conservative Bloggers

Some serious advice for Conservative Bloggers

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On Wednesday I noticed a friend’s website,  Independent Sentinel, was down, so I shot her a quick email to let her know.  She replied that it had been down all afternoon due to some kind of server issue with her hosting company.  She was frustrated because her site had gone…

New study says pot affects brains. Guess that explains Obama’s performance.

New study says pot affects brains. Guess that explains Obama’s performance.

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Just recently both President Obama and Attorney General Holder firmly admitted to their own marijuana usage. I seem to remember on my application and renewals for security clearances that drug use was one of the questions, and a disqualifier for receiving a clearance – I guess that doesn’t…

FBI Plans to Have 52 Million Photos in its NGI Face Recognition Database by Next Year

FBI Plans to Have 52 Million Photos in its NGI Face Recognition Database by Next Year

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New documents released by the FBI show that the Bureau is well on its way toward its goal of a fully operational face recognition database by this summer. EFF received these records in response to our Freedom of Information Act lawsuit for information on Next Generation Identification (NGI)…

DHS, Washington State School District Sets up Curriculum to Recruit H.S. Students

DHS, Washington State School District Sets up Curriculum to Recruit H.S. Students

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  It was exactly one year ago that we first heard of DHS recruiting high school students as hackers aka cyber warriors through video games to allegedly thwart off cyber attacks. Well DHS has kicked it up several notches and are now recruiting future Homeland Security employees in the halls…

Teen’s Twitter prank gives her a panic attack — and 30K new followers

Teen’s Twitter prank gives her a panic attack — and 30K new followers

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“Sarah” wanted to be famous, but not Osama bin Laden famous.  A troublemaker claiming to be a teenage girl got the scare of a lifetime online after tweeting a terror threat to a major airline, which in turn threatened to report the threat to the FBI. The tweeter,…

Europe cannot do without Putin’s gas

Europe cannot do without Putin’s gas

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It will be another decade before the Continent can substitute the product of American fracking for Russian energy piped via Ukraine Not just a bag of gas Soviet Russia established itself as a reliable supplier of reasonably priced gas to Western Europe during the Cold War. It is…

OSC targets Hatch Act violations at IRS, improper hiring at CBP

OSC targets Hatch Act violations at IRS, improper hiring at CBP

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A customer service representative at the IRS who repeatedly greeted taxpayers calling a help-line with a chant urging President Barack Obama's re-election in 2012 could now be facing significant disciplinary action, according to the Office of Special Counsel. OSC, which enforces the law prohibiting federal employees from engaging…

Getting Facebook slapped: Understanding Facebook’s big (algorithm) lie | Communities Digital News – Linkis.com

Getting Facebook slapped: Understanding Facebook’s big (algorithm) lie | Communities Digital News – Linkis.com

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I’ve known Tanya Grimsley on Twitter for a couple years now, she’s a smart woman..  she runs the website Allen West Republic I was a little surprised to see her post on Communities Digital News.  Most of the articles she’s written that I’ve read have been political, with a strong…

CBS’ ’60 Minutes’ admits to faking Tesla car noise

CBS’ ’60 Minutes’ admits to faking Tesla car noise

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What is it about Tesla and its ability to make major media outlets look like fools? The latest example came a week ago today when CBS' 60 Minutes aired a report on Tesla and its amazing electric car. It was basically the kind of coverage that any automaker…

Interactive Graphic: The NSA Spying Machine

Interactive Graphic: The NSA Spying Machine

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With every new leak from Edward Snowden’s bottomless trove of pilfered documents, it gets harder to keep track of all the bizarre ways the National Security Agency has cooked up to spy on people and governments. This may help. Data in Motion NSA’s spies divide targets into two…

Ad tracking: Is anything being done?

Ad tracking: Is anything being done?

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During a visit to any given website -- including this one -- the average user's browser may execute a dozen or more tracking scripts, each with its own associated tracking cookie, stored on the user's computer. This enables website publishers and ad distribution networks to record a visitor's…

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