Educational CyberPlayGround Inc. NetHappenings Newsletter 5/29/2020

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► ► @Jack owner of Twitter, Square Space and a Bank has finally had enough of Trump’s lies and now fact checks TRUMP’S tweets, his family’s tweets, his staff tweet’s and his bot tweets. Trump can’t do anything about it. Not a god damn thing. FINALLY!

Social Media Bots Fake Twitter / Instagram Followers are the business model that @Jack relies on for his advertising money. 
American company named Devumi that has collected millions of dollars in a shadowy global marketplace for social media fraud. Devumi sells Twitter followers and retweets to celebrities, businesses and anyone who wants to appear more popular or exert influence online. Drawing on an estimated stock of at least 3.5 million automated accounts, each sold many times over, the company has provided customers with more than 200 million Twitter followers, a New York Times investigation found.
Of course Twitter policy doesn’t allow fake accounts but his company doesn’t get rid of fake bot accounts to keep his advertising money. It isn’t a code flaw it is a feature.
Court records showing that Devumi has more than 200,000 customers, including reality television stars, professional athletes, comedians, TED speakers, pastors and models.
For just pennies each — sometimes even less — Devumi offers Twitter followers, views on YouTube, plays on SoundCloud, the music-hosting site, and endorsements on LinkedIn, the professional-networking site.

Mark Zuckerberg created a website to rank his female classmates by their appearance and it ended up destroying democracy, in case you’re wondering about the consequences of toxic masculinity.

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► Tape and glasses are all you need to break Apple’s FaceID – alongside a sleeping person. But you need to know where your glasses are first.

CIA issued Rectal Work Kit issued for Spys

EDUCATION

► Some Universities Are About to Be “Walking Dead”

ACADEMIC THUGGERY

Best description: Yale / Harvard (9 schools) is a Exclusive Brand Finishing School only for the Elites that reinforces the caste system and costs $350,000 a year making 90% profit when NOTHING in the world gets those margins. WHAT A RACKET!! This is mandatory viewing! <► more>

► MILITARY AND THE UNIVERSITY COMPLEX

Google, Apple and 13 other companies NO LONGER REQUIRE EMPLOYEES to have a college degree

► Higher Education University Inc. Campus Commercialization and The CEO Salary. The Commodification of the University As Product leaves them without Moral Authority.

HEALTH

► A philosopher argues that an AI can’t be an artist
Creativity is, and always will be, a human endeavor. A community has to accept ideas as good for them to count as creative. Philosophers and mathematicians defer work on fundamental questions to “superintelligent” successors, which he defines as having “intellect that greatly exceeds the cognitive performance of humans in virtually all domains of interest.”

The Far Out History Of How Hippie Food Spread Across America

► The deadly truth about a world built for men – from stab vests to car crashes
A female police officer had to have breast-reduction surgery because of the health effects of wearing her body armor

America’s wholesome square dancing tradition is a tool of white supremacy

Computer program that could bypass patents to produce synthetic drugs

https://www.europeanpharmaceuticalreview.com/news/83106/intellectual-property-patent/

►”Covington Catholic is a perfect fit for a NYT Feature on how Trump’s message has resonated in this hardscrabble rural Kentucky high school riven with economic anxiety, except for its being located in a well-to-do suburb of Cincinnati and charging ten grand a year in tuition.”
Covington Catholic Teen Sues Washington Post for a Reasonable $250 Million

► “Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey alleges eight Sackler family members and nine Purdue board members or executives played key roles in the nation’s deadly opioid epidemic.

► NPR Busts Myths About Menstruation Spread By Public Health Groups

Deep space radio waves baffle astronomers; aliens not ruled out

Chinese Baby Formula Brands Fail Domestic Food Safety Inspections
A woman feeds a baby with a bottle in a residential area in Beijing on August 8, 2013. China has repeatedly been rocked by scandals involving domestic baby formula brands tainted with unsafe materials. The most serious occurred in 2008 when scores of infants fell sick or died from baby formula tainted with melamine, a toxic compound. Nearly a decade later, there are still food safety concerns at many major brands. For several days, the China Food and Drug Administration published notices

GOVERNANCE

► “When they substitute their knowledge for ours, we grow angry because they have robbed us of our agency.”

@weeklystandard @smarick Trends in governing have eroded the beliefs, norms and processes by which we learn to be accommodating citizens in a pluralistic, deliberative democracy. By manufacturing rights that limit democratic decision-making, centralizing power in Washington far from citizens’…

Amy Klobuchar didn’t prosecute officer at center of George Floyd’s death
In 2006 Amy Klobuchar, then a district attorney, declined to bring charges against a cop who had shot and killed a Native American man. Two days ago that cop, Derek Chauvin, murdered George Floyd. Amy Klobuchar needs to resign.

Ajit Pai Refuses to Brief Congress
About Why Bounty Hunters Can Buy Cell Phone Location Data 

Ex-RNC Chair Puts Trump-Supporting Senators On Notice: ‘It’s All Collusion’

Former Trump Tax Attorney Ed Burke’s Office Raided by Feds
It was reported in 2016 that Ald. Ed Burke’s firm helped Donald Trump trim $11.7M off his property taxes
https://news.wttw.com/2016/05/03/ald-burkes-law-firm-helps-trump-trim-117m-property-taxes

Here’s What I’m Telling US Congress about Data Breaches

► “Your regular reminder that Equifax still exists. Everyone who was running the company when 148 million Americans’ data was stolen is still rich, and now their former lawyer is running the office at the Federal Trade Commission that’s supposed to investigate them.”

Montgomery County PA Announces Purchase of New Voting Machines

Songwriters Score Win Over Streaming Services With Pay Hike

National Music Publishers’ Association
The Copyright Royalty Board ruled that songwriters will get at least a 15.1% share of streaming revenues over the next five years, from a previous 10.5%. The CRB’s decision will require streaming services to pay 15.1 percent of revenue to songwriters and publishers, up from 10.5 percent. The court also issued a ruling regarding a late fee, which will force digital music services to pay songwriters faster, or be subject to a significant penalty.
Amazon, Apple, Google, Pandora and Spotify compelled to pay more for the use of music.
Pryor Cashman who represented NMPA and NSAI in the litigation that resulted in the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) being ruled to increase royalty payments to songwriters and music publishers from music streaming companies.
This was a hearing pitting songwriters and music publishers against five technology companies, including three of the largest companies in the world (Apple, Amazon and Google), which sought to reduce the already low rate of royalties that they pay to songwriters for the use of their music on their streaming services.

Federal Judge Asks Spotify: ‘How Many Songs Have You Infringed, Anyway?’

Monopolies

Amazon, Facebook, Google, Apple, are all MONOPOLIES with the SAME power of the British East India Company.

Amazon Is Becoming More Powerful Than You Realize

Devices with microphones that can be turned on with a software auto-update need to be disclosed to consumers. Future device makers will make this mistake unless there are consequences. Google admits it messed up by not disclosing built-in mic on Nest Secure 

► CyberStalking Justice.gov
“I’m gonna tell you a secret about “logless VPNs” — they don’t exist. No one is going to risk jail for your $5/mo ~ anon

Google Demanded That T-Mobile, Sprint Not Sell Google Fi Customers’ Location Data

This Is Your Brain Off Facebook – The New York Times

Senators ask Facebook why it tricked kids into spending parents’ money

Facebook just hired a handful of its toughest privacy critics

Researchers Create Algorithm to Protect Kids from Disturbing YouTube Videos

FAKE

TRUMP’S TWEETS NOW FACT CHECKED ON TWITTER

►”Covington Catholic is a perfect fit for a NYT Feature on how Trump’s message has resonated in this hardscrabble rural Kentucky high school riven with economic anxiety, except for its being located in a well-to-do suburb of Cincinnati and charging ten grand a year in tuition.”
Covington Catholic Teen Sues Washington Post for a Reasonable $250 Million

Crooks Created 28 Fake Ad Agencies to Disguise Massive Malvertising Campaign

The U.S. derivatives regulator is set to announce it has fined European lenders UBS, HSBC and Deutsche Bank millions of dollars each for so-called “spoofing” and manipulation in the U.S. futures market, three people with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

Deadly Tech

Ethical hackers can earn 16 times a software engineers’ salary, report

The US firm behind the deadly tech, Francisco Partners, wouldn’t answer questions. It’s backed by money from Goldman Sachs & Blackstone.
New details of how deadly Israeli technology—used to spy on Khashogi associates & other dissidents—made its way to Saudi. Note: the US firm behind the tech, Francisco Partners, wouldn’t answer questions.

Hacking Team Used a U.S. Partner To Sell Spyware to the UAE

SPECIAL REPORT: Inside UAE’s unit of ex-US spies

How to Find Hidden Cameras and Spy Bugs (The Professional Way)

A decade after Russia hacked the Pentagon, Trump unshackles Cyber Command

Paul Mozur China is in the midst of one of the nastiest social media crackdowns I can recall. Over the past few months 100s – maybe 1000s – have been called in by police for the crime of being on Twitter and expressing opinions about China.

Gerry Shih Fascinating look inside the “Tiger’s Cage” where China’s elite prisoners are held. Wang Lijun the police chief who fled to the US consulate in the BXL scandal now “spends his time studying English.” BXL walks around in a business suit instead of uniform

Australia’s Defence department was badly exposed to China’s hackers

After a Hiatus, China Accelerates Cyberspying Efforts to Obtain U.S. Technology

►  VTzilla: Mozilla Firefox Browser Extension
VTzilla is a Mozilla Firefox browser plugin that simplifies the process of scanning Internet resources with VirusTotal. It allows you to download files directly with VirusTotal’s web application prior to storing them in your PC. Moreover, it will not only scan files, but also URLs.

Deadly Tech

Ethical hackers can earn 16 times a software engineers’ salary, report

The US firm behind the deadly tech, Francisco Partners, wouldn’t answer questions. It’s backed by money from Goldman Sachs & Blackstone.
New details of how deadly Israeli technology—used to spy on Khashogi associates & other dissidents—made its way to Saudi. Note: the US firm behind the tech, Francisco Partners, wouldn’t answer questions.

Hacking Team Used a U.S. Partner To Sell Spyware to the UAE

SPECIAL REPORT: Inside UAE’s unit of ex-US spies

How to Find Hidden Cameras and Spy Bugs (The Professional Way)

A decade after Russia hacked the Pentagon, Trump unshackles Cyber Command

Paul Mozur China is in the midst of one of the nastiest social media crackdowns I can recall. Over the past few months 100s – maybe 1000s – have been called in by police for the crime of being on Twitter and expressing opinions about China.

Gerry Shih Fascinating look inside the “Tiger’s Cage” where China’s elite prisoners are held. Wang Lijun the police chief who fled to the US consulate in the BXL scandal now “spends his time studying English.” BXL walks around in a business suit instead of uniform

Australia’s Defence department was badly exposed to China’s hackers

After a Hiatus, China Accelerates Cyberspying Efforts to Obtain U.S. Technology

►  VTzilla: Mozilla Firefox Browser Extension
VTzilla is a Mozilla Firefox browser plugin that simplifies the process of scanning Internet resources with VirusTotal. It allows you to download files directly with VirusTotal’s web application prior to storing them in your PC. Moreover, it will not only scan files, but also URLs.

COPYLEFT / OPEN SOURCE

Nicholas C. Zakas on Twitter:
“Mom: Dad said you invented a thing? ESLint?
Me: Yes.
Mom: What is it?
Me: It finds and fixes problems in JavaScript.
Mom: Huh. Do people use it?
Me: Basically everyone writing JS.
Mom: How much did you make on it?
Me: Nothing.
Mom: I don’t understand your industry.
Me: Me either.”

► Open Collective @opencollect
Organizing the Internet generation, one community at a time.

Elsevier journal editors resign, start rival open-access journal

Bryce Weiner “The true financial power of cryptocurrencies aren’t in the limited supplies which drive market volatility, but in the ability to mint your own money. That’s what “being your own bank” really means.”

Hacker Fantastic “2,982 bitcoin miners exposed to the Internet, have factory default credentials of “root/root” and an insecure unsigned firmware update process… this is going to end in tears

Wikipedia’s Larry Sanger Joins Blockchain Startup to Disrupt His Own Creation

World War II’s Best Codebreaker Was a Woman Elizebeth Smith Friedman

SEARCH ENGINES

Shodan is the world’s first search engine for Internet-connected device  Antminer

►  Tim Bray · Google Memory Loss is ongoing – google isn’t coughing it up anymore / they don’t waste their effort going back to get what you are looking for – this has become the worst search engine to use.

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