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Mandatory Olympic Athlete App Gives China Data Goldmine

Less than a week after Team USA advised Olympic athletes to purchase disposable “burner” phones to thwart Chinese surveillance of the Beijing Winter Olympics, researchers at the University of Toronto are warning of serious security issues in the “MY2022” smartphone app China is requiring all athletes, journalists, and spectators to download on their smartphones.

All those attending the Olympics in Beijing have to download MY2022, an app China says is to monitor Covid, but which anaylsts warn has "devastating" security flaws

Nightmare Bug in Google Android Phones Prevented 911 Calls

Google has reportedly fixed a bug in its Android phones that prevented users from calling 911. In one documented incident, a person couldn’t call 911 as their grandmother was suffering from a suspected stroke. The bug appears to have been caused by the interaction of certain apps.

Google's Senior Vice President Sundar Pichai gives a keynote address during the opening day of the 2015 Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona on March 2, 2015. Phone makers will seek to seduce new buyers with even smarter Internet-connected watches and other wireless gadgets as they wrestle for dominance at …

Amazon and Google Deploy Army of Shills to Fight Regulation

Amazon and Google are reportedly mobilizing the small businesses that they claim rely on their platforms to fight antitrust bills that threaten to break up the Masters of the Universe. Incredibly, some small businesses are arguing that bills designed to stop Amazon from copying their products and destroying their business by favoring the platform’s own brand would be a net negative for their companies.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos during the JFK Space Summit at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Lawsuit: Google and Apple Conspire to Maintain Stranglehold on Search Market

A new class-action lawsuit alleges that Apple and Google have an agreement that keeps the iPhone maker out of the search engine business as long as Google pays to remain the default search option in Apple’s Safari browser. The lawsuit claims the two companies maintain their anticompetitive agreement with “regular secret meetings” between Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Apple CEO Tim Cook.

Sundar Pichai CEO of Google ( Carsten Koall /Getty)

Rumble Launches Its Own Advertising Marketplace

Conservative-friendly video hosting platform Rumble is moving a significant portion of its ads revenue to an early-stage version of a new native ads marketplace created by the company. The new marketplace will be rolled out in stages over the course of this year.

Google boss Sundar Pichai is masked up ( Drew Angerer /Getty)

Sen. Rand Paul Quits YouTube for Rumble

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has announced he will no longer post videos to YouTube, encouraging others who oppose Big Tech censorship to join him in leaving the Google-owned platform. He will continue to post videos to the internet via his Rumble account.

US Republican Senator from Kentucky Rand Paul speaks as US Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra and Education Secretary Miguel Cardona testify before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions hearings to examine school reopening during Covid-19, focusing on supporting students, educators, and families, on Capitol Hill in Washington, …

Google CEO Sundar Pichai Addresses Loss of ‘Candor, Honesty, Humility and Frankness’ from Company Execs

During a virtual meeting, Google CEO Sundar Pichai addressed a question from an employee in which they asked if “candor and honesty” would be returning to internal discussions. The question, which was supported by almost 700 Google coworkers, was met with a mealy-mouthed response from Pichai, who said: “trust and candor has to go both ways,” referring to internal leaks that Google has faced.

Google boss Sundar Pichai is masked up ( Drew Angerer /Getty)

Google Tells Employees to Get Vaccinated or Be Fired

The search engine empire Google has issued a vaccine mandate to its employees, telling them to get both shots by January 18 or else face a series of disciplinary actions that could eventually result in their termination.

People walk past Google's UK headquarters in London on November 1, 2018. - Hundreds of employees walked out of Google's European headquarters in Dublin on Thursday as part of a global campaign over the US tech giant's handling of sexual harassment that saw similar protests in London and Singapore. (Photo …

200+ Local Newspapers Sue Google and Facebook

More than 200 newspapers across the U.S. have reportedly joined antitrust lawsuits against Google and Facebook over the past year. The lawsuits claim that Facebook and Google have monopolized the digital ads market, taking revenue that should have gone to local news outlets.

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How to View YouTube’s Hidden Dislike Counts on Videos Like Seth Rogen’s ‘Santa Inc.’ Trailer

Following Googled-owned YouTube’s decision to hide dislikes on the platform, viewers have taken to the comment section beneath each video to express their displeasure. But on some videos, like the recent trailer for Seth Rogen’s TV show Santa Inc., YouTube has disabled comments, removing viewers’ ability to negatively react altogether. Now, a browser plugin called “Return YouTube Dislike” can show you just how negatively the general public feels about a video.

Seth Rogan smirks

Biden Pushes Soros-Linked Far Left Radical Alvaro Bedoya for FTC Commissioner

The Biden administration has selected a George Soros-linked radical, Georgetown Law professor Alvaro Bedoya, as its pick for FTC commissioner. Bedoya is backed by far-left foundations, and is a Russiagate conspiracy theorist who once suggested that Breitbart News was “blocking” a counterintelligence operation into Trump’s non-existent ties to the Russian government.

Biden's nominee for the FTC, Alvaro Bedoya

YouTube Removes Dislike Count on All Videos to Benefit Big Brands (and Itself)

The Google-owned video-sharing platform YouTube recently announced its decision to remove the “dislike” count on videos across its platform. Although the Masters of the Universe claim their motivation is “protecting creators,” YouTube itself has suffered from massive dislike counts on videos like its infamous “YouTube Rewind 2018,” the most disliked video in the history of the platform.

YouTube Rewind 2018 the most disliked YouTube video of all time

Pot Calls Kettle Black: Former Google Boss Eric Schmidt Attacks Facebook’s Hunger for Profit

Former Google boss Eric Schmidt claimed in a recent interview that tech giant Facebook “knew what it was doing,” by prioritizing profit over user health. According to Schmidt, who oversaw the growth of Google into a notoriously monopolistic giant intent on controlling the internet and censoring speech, Faceook “went a little too far on the revenue side and not enough on the judgment side.”

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Google Leftists Throw Temper Tantrum over Company Chasing Pentagon Contracts

Google is reportedly attempting to win a new Pentagon cloud-computing contract but is receiving heavy internal criticism from the Alphabet Worker’s Union. Leftist employees have regularly fought their employer’s efforts to work with the government of the United States while mostly remaining silent about efforts like “Project Dragonfly,” which was to be a heavily censored search engine designed to please the Chinese communist government.

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