Facebook Transcribing User Audio

August 15, 2019

Facebook—like Amazon, Apple, and Google—has been recording and transcribing audio without the knowledge or consent of users.

NY Times Calls for Police State

August 8, 2019

In the wake of weekend shootings in Dayton and El Paso, The New York Times ran an op-ed calling for the federal government to spy on and arrest people suspected of being “white nationalist terrorists.”

Google’s Creepy Voodoo Avatar of You

May 9, 2019

A former designer for Google says tech giants don’t need to listen to the mic in your phone, tablet, or laptop because they’ve created a “voodoo, avatar-like version” of you to predict which ads you’ll click and products you’ll buy.

Alexa, Call George Orwell

April 29, 2019

Amazon has developed a computerized system that tracks the productivity of its employees and can generate the paperwork to fire inefficient workers automatically.

SciFriday: Facebook Fail and Foursquare

March 15, 2019

Facebook and its apps went offline for hours on Wednesday. We discuss our dependence on social media and how useful it’s going to be to a future one-world government.

Russia Names Nuke Targets

February 26, 2019

Russian state television Sunday night named a number of targets inside the U.S. for hypersonic missiles in the event of a nuclear exchange.

Moneychangers in the Burning Temple

February 12, 2019

Burning Man has disinvited a group for the first time ever, apparently upset at its violation of the transformational spirit of the pagan festival.

Politics, AI, and the End Times

January 14, 2019

Rabbi Eric Walker had me on his program Revealing the Truth for an hour today for a wide-ranging discussion of politics, religion, and the possible role of technology in end times prophecy.

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