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'Anyone who follows Russian-language media knows that Moscow is in near-total lockstep with the West when it comes to soul-crushing technocracy and other forms “safe and convenient” societal progress. Actually, an objective observer would recognize that Russia is far ahead of the West in implementing “digitalization” shilled by Davos and other celebrated anti-globalist organizations.'
https://edwardslavsquat.substack.com/p/is-putin-in-cahoots-with-the-globalists

 

Yeh, but it's "based" when they do it, because only the West can be bad or something. On a serious note, remember this shit when Kremlinists try to gaslight by telling us that we're just falling for "fake news" western media. Like seriously jog on. We do read Russian media, and we probably read more of it than you spooks.

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Rollout of defibrillators across the London transport network. This wouldn't be vaccine-related would it?

 

"Sadiq Khan and TfL make big change for all London Underground trains"

 

"A big change has been announced for all of the trains being used across the London Underground network. All London Underground, Overground and Dial-a-Ride vehicles are now equipped with defibrillators available to be used by the public if a passenger suffers cardiac arrest, the Mayor of London has announced.

 

"Sadiq Khan made the announcement at an Underground station to mark World Restart A Heart Day. Last year, the London Ambulance Service responded to 13,000 cardiac arrests across the capital.

 

"City Hall, the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust (LAS) and Transport for London (TfL) have completed the rollout of defibrillators across the transport network, which also includes most main bus stations and piers, meaning that every borough has a TfL defibrillator.

 

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/travel/news/sadiq-khan-and-tfl-make-big-change-for-all-london-underground-trains/ar-AA1igRei?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=e75dbc6e79ab45bd9619a869ccbb4ee1&ei=17

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18 hours ago, EnigmaticWorld said:

Elon Musk's X, formerly Twitter, tests making new users pay to post
https://news.sky.com/story/elon-musks-x-formerly-twitter-tests-making-new-users-pay-to-post-12986899

 

My shock is imagined.

The only people who would be bothered to pay, surely, must be those who use it to advertise, like bands and recruiters - in a sane world anyway. Like why would you care if anyone knows if you had a shit after eating too much muesli ...?

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29 minutes ago, k_j_evans said:

The only people who would be bothered to pay, surely, must be those who use it to advertise, like bands and recruiters - in a sane world anyway. Like why would you care if anyone knows if you had a shit after eating too much muesli ...?

 

I hear you, and personally, I would only pay for business purposes too. I definitely wouldn't mix my biometrics and politics.

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6 minutes ago, Grumpy Grapes said:

I've just seen a mainstream TV advert for the supposedly privacy-oriented browser "Duck Duck Go", though national TV & Radio campaigns in the UK and the USA were launched in 2022.

 

I assume this is a bad sign. 

 

There was a giant DuckDuckGo billboard not far from where I live a couple of years ago. DuckDuckGo is pretty mainstream now, and a lot of stock devices offer the option to install DuckDuckGo out of the box. That might be why their search results have got worse.

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Meta is sued by 33 states for 'contributing to youth mental health crisis' by inducing children and teenagers into social media addiction


Thirty-three US states are suing Meta Platforms and its Instagram unit, accusing them of intentionally jeopardizing the mental health of children for profit 


Filed Tuesday in California, the bombshell lawsuit seeks a variety of remedies against the social media giant, including large civil penalties


Meta has refuted the claims, saying it is 'disappointed' that attorneys general have taken legal action rather than 'working productively' with it to reduce harm 

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12666935/Meta-sued-DOZENS-statesdamaging-mental-health-teenagers-Facebook-Instagram.html

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A FCC Commissioner, Brendan Carr, opposes Biden giving the FCC sweeping powers. Why haven't other Commissioners also complained? Is it because Carr opposes 'Net Neutrality', but the others don't? 

 

https://davidicke.com/2023/11/09/fcc-commissioner-warns-bidens-digital-equity-plan-allows-federal-govt-to-micromanage-nearly-every-aspect-of-how-the-internet-functions/

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On 11/10/2023 at 12:04 AM, Grumpy Grapes said:

A FCC Commissioner, Brendan Carr, opposes Biden giving the FCC sweeping powers. Why haven't other Commissioners also complained? Is it because Carr opposes 'Net Neutrality', but the others don't? 

 

https://davidicke.com/2023/11/09/fcc-commissioner-warns-bidens-digital-equity-plan-allows-federal-govt-to-micromanage-nearly-every-aspect-of-how-the-internet-functions/

 

The FCC, in November 2023, voted 3-2 in favor of taking control of the Internet despite internal opposition. 

 

“The decision means that the Biden Administration is well on its way to implementing the plan that FCC commissioner Brendan Carr said “…reads like a planning document drawn up in the faculty lounge of a university’s Soviet Studies Department.” Commissioner Carr sent out his letter of dissent last week to warn the public about this “unlawful power grab” that “chooses central planning over free market capitalism.”” 

 

“The plan is marketed as though it will prevent digital discrimination and a way to ensure equal access to broadband internet in the United States. While equal access is a component of liberty and freedom, this plan gives sweeping access and regulatory control over all aspects of the Internet business. According to the plan document, the FCC would have the power to regulate the following aspects as it relates to each Internet Service Provider.” 

 

https://www.activistpost.com/2023/11/despite-internal-opposition-fcc-votes-3-2-in-favor-of-taking-control-of-the-internet.html

 

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Critics of Serbia’s government targeted with ‘military-grade spyware’
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2023/nov/28/critics-of-serbias-government-targeted-with-military-grade-spyware

 

"The researchers said use of the technical vulnerability was “consistent” with those previously used by states improperly using one of the world’s most sophisticated cyber weapons, known as Pegasus, which is sold by Israel’s NSO Group."

 

“We aren’t attributing these attacks to a particular operator at this time, but we note that a decade of Citizen Lab investigations have found that Serbia is a regular customer for mercenary spyware and other commercial surveillance technologies,” said John Scott-Railton

 

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