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Facebook shutting down massive facial recognition system

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Facebook Inc. on Tuesday announced it is shutting down its controversial facial recognition system that identifies users in videos and photos. The data-mining behemoth also said it will delete “facial recognition templates” ...

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Missouri won’t comply with Democrat’s bank snooping plan

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If the Democrat-controlled Congress enacts invasive new bank financial reporting rules, Missouri Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick will not comply. The proposal being pushed by the Biden administration requires financial institutions to report information ...

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Apple issues apology after researcher leaks security bugs

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Apple has been forced to apologize to users after a security researcher leaded bugs that put users at risk in the iOS operating system. Apple is also being criticized for mishandling security ...

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The government wants banks to share how you spend your money

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In May, the Treasury Department released the Biden administration’s revenue proposals for fiscal year 2022. One aspect of this document that has gone under-reported is the administration’s new plan for reporting requirements for ...

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China releases new app for users to report ‘mistaken opinion’ of others

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It’s getting so bad in China, some people may think it’s Silicon Valley. That’s the joke on social media over reports of the Communist regime’s new app for reporting the “mistaken opinion” ...

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Missouri and Kansas will not require vaccine passports

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The governors of Missouri and Kansas announced on Monday that they will not institute vaccine passports for citizens. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said that although he doesn’t support state-mandated vaccine passports, he ...

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Facebook settles lawsuit over ‘creepy’ tag photo facial recognition

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The “tag” a friend photo feature on Facebook has been dealt a huge privacy blow. A federal judge on Friday gave final approval to a settlement and ordered the 1.6 million plaintiffs who ...

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Mandatory disclosure of donors to nonprofits ‘especially’ dangerous say lawyers

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Lawyers for Alliance Defending Freedom said that the mandatory disclosure of names and addresses of donors to nonprofits threaten religious freedom and privacy guaranteed under state laws. At worst, they say, it ...

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Missouri legislation would ban Big Tech from censoring users

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Missouri lawmakers are considering a bill that would prevent social media and other Big Tech companies from censoring users. The “Stop Social Media Censorship Act” from Rep. Jeff Coleman would prohibit social ...

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Donor disclosure laws threaten constitutional rights, attorney says

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The freedoms of speech and association are under attack according to sixty-two percent of Americans who are afraid to reveal their opinions on matters of public importance. Nearly one-third believe they will ...

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Alternative social media sites Parler, MeWe, Gab becoming popular in wake of election

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Many conservatives are switching to other social media platforms such as Parler, MeWe or Gab instead of Facebook or Twitter. These social networking services have been around for several years and classify themselves ...

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Judge temporarily blocks ban of Communist-owned TikTok app

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A federal district judge has temporarily blocked the ban on Chinese Communist Party-owned TikTok. The injunction allows the app to remain available for download from U.S. app stores. U.S. intelligence services say ...

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US may ban communist Chinese app TikTok over security concerns

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TikTok, the social media app gaining popularity in the U.S. and around the world, may soon be banned. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said late on Monday that the United States is ...

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University of Missouri uses app to track students

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New Students attending the University of Missouri (MU) will instantly be busted if they’re not in class. The University is requiring students to install a smartphone app designed to allow professors keep ...

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Black Friday deals on TVs open up hacking concerns

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Savvy shoppers know that Black Friday presents some of the best deals of the year on pricy electronics like TVs. Overall, the National Retail Federation expects Americans will spend about $730 billion ...

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Hawley sponsors bi-partisan bill giving the public control over their Facebook, other social media data

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In a bi-partisan move, Missouri Senator Josh Hawley has been joined by Democrat Senators Mark Warner and Richard Blumenthal in developing legislation designed to protect user privacy, their data and increase competition ...

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News Briefs: Federal Reserve rebuts media; China using drugs to weaken US; Brexit stalled; Now Mueller team is accused

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Here’s today’s news briefs. Federal Reserve rebuts negative media narrative Contrary to the media’s ultra negative reporting on the economy, the Federal Reserve today released its “beige book,” and said the vast majority ...

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China’s Big Brother tightens grip on society

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The book “1984” by George Orwell is being  played out in Communist China with big brother everywhere. The Chinese Communist Party is using advanced technology to secure government control over the lives ...

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Comcast wants to spy on your health

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The media giant Comcast, which owns NBC, MSNBC,  is working on an in-home device to track people’s health, but not everyone is thrilled with the idea. CNBC first reported on the device, ...

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Sen. Josh Hawley takes on big tech with privacy bill

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As Attorney General of Missouri, Josh Hawley took on big tech and social media companies and Google over privacy issues. He investigated Google for potential violations of the state’s consumer-protection and antitrust ...

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Alexa spying on users worse than ‘East German Police’

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Would you let a stranger eavesdrop in your home and keep the recordings? For most people, the answer is, “Are you crazy?” Yet that’s essentially what Amazon has been doing to millions ...

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MO House votes to let voters reconsider George Soros’ Clean Missouri

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The Clean Missouri Amendment, the measure funded by radical billionaire George Soros, leftist activist groups and pro-abortion operations, may get a re-write by Missouri voters. The Missouri House has passed a measure ...

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House advances bill to undo parts of George Soros-funded Clean Missouri Act

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State Representatives have given initial approval to a proposed measure that would ask voters whether to do away with parts of the voter-approved Clean Missouri amendment passed last November. The resolution aims ...

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Missouri rolls out REAL ID this month

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The Missouri Department of Revenue says it will begin issuing REAL ID -compliant driver licenses and nondriver identification cards beginning March 25. The move is the final step for Missouri to satisfy ...

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Parents giving away their baby’s privacy to digital world

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Wanting to get your newborn’s photo on social  media? Not so fast if you value your baby’s privacy. Overzealous parents-to-be are creating a digital footprint for their children — before they’re born, ...

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