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Blackburn Grills TikTok On CCP Ties, Invasion Of Privacy: ‘You’re Making Our Children The Product’

Sen. Marsha Blackburn tore into TikTok’s Head of Public Policy Michael Beckerman in a recent hearing, grilling him on the company’s invasion of user data and its connections with the Chinese Communist Party. Blackburn began by pointing out that although the social media giant had previously promised that it would never share user data with the Chinese government, their privacy…

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In Predatory Contract Negotiations, Google Comes For Roku

For years, small product and technology companies that do business, or attempt to compete, with massive platforms like Google, Amazon, and Apple, have been making painstaking pilgrimages to Congress with harrowing stories. In January 2020, four business execs went into exacting detail describing what the so-called “fierce competition” lauded as a defining feature of the tech industry was actually like.…

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William Shatner Is A Normal Person, But There’s Something Wrong With Jeff Bezos

We don’t typically think of William Shatner as being a normal person. The 90-year-old Star Trek icon this week did not disappoint, becoming the oldest person ever to travel to space in an historic capstone to a remarkable career. But something revealing happened when Blue Origin’s New Shepard capsule landed Wednesday following a suborbital trip into the final frontier. Shatner was…

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In The Race for AI Dominance, Google Is An Unreliable Ally

China is winning the AI race due to the U.S. army’s bureaucratic, sluggish posture, and private actors like Google which refuse to work with the American government, according to the Pentagon’s former software chief, who resigned his position in September. In his first interview since posting a blistering resignation letter to LinkedIn, Nicolas Chaillan told the Financial Times that U.S.…

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The US Government Is Covertly Recruiting Google To Surveil Americans’ Web Searches

The U.S. government is covertly recruiting Google, which maintains access to swaths of Americans’ personal data and information, to surveil their web searches, a new report from Forbes suggests. For years, the federal government has quietly demanded that the Big Tech search engine company hand over user data on anyone who conducts online searches using key terms. In 2017, a…

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‘Non-Christian Troll Farms Run Facebook’s Christian Pages’

Monday, October 4, 2021 | Tag Cloud Tags: Christian, church, EU, Euro, Europe, Facebook, Faith, Media, News, Russia, technology, United States, War, Worthy News By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent Worthy News (Worthy News) – Nearly all of the social network Eastern European “troll farms ran Facebook’s top pages for American Christians,” groups that distribute fake news and propaganda,…

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This Is The Instagram Crisis That No One Is Talking About

It’s been a month of reckoning for Instagram and its parent Facebook. Two weeks ago, the Wall Street Journal published a report examining the toll Instagram takes on teens’ mental health and self-image, especially among young girls. “Thirty-two percent of teen girls said that when they felt bad about their bodies, Instagram made them feel worse,” internal researchers at Instagram…

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First US Army Iron Dome Battery completes live fire test (Video)

(Worthy News) – The first US Army Iron Dome Battery has completed a live-fire test at New Mexico’s White Sands test range, according to a statement from the Israeli Defense Ministry. The US acquired the missile defense technology from Israel with the Israel Missile Defense Organization and Iron Dome developers Rafael, IAI Elta, and mPrest supporting the test. The live-fire…

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“Not just for people who have an alphabet . . .” Wycliffe Associates Helps Spoken-Only Language Groups Gain Access to the Scriptures

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 | Tag Cloud Tags: Bible, Christian, church, EU, Faith, heart, News, technology, War, Worthy News, Wycliffe (Worthy News) – Wycliffe Associates, an international organization that empowers mother-tongue Bible translators and partners with local churches in the advancement of Bible translation, is helping spoken-only language groups gain access to the Scriptures by strategically equipping and training national…

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Transformation Of ‘Lol’ Underscores A Culture Built on Superficial Tech Interactions

“Lol” [laugh out loud] and other common texting lingo may be a contingent means for people to express laughter or amusement—but there is something else going on here; something I worry largely goes unaddressed in the repetitive online space. Screen-based communication—which has accelerated due to the coronavirus to become the primary mode for communication at all for many—has morphed into…

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UK Survey shows significant increase in church attendances after services moved online for pandemic

Monday, July 19, 2021 | Tag Cloud Tags: Bible, Christian, church, Facebook, internet, News, technology, UK, Worthy News by Karen Faulkner, Worthy News Correspondent (Worthy News) – A new UK survey has shown that 43% of pastors reported an increase in attendance after their church services went online during the pandemic, Christian Today reports. Carried out by the Bible Society…

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MeWe Founder On Why Everyone Hates Facebook And Should Switch Now

MeWe, a social media platform founded in 2016, is beginning to gain steam amid Big Tech malfeasance. It prides itself as a competitor to Facebook. Mashable noted last year “it wants to be the alternative” to CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s platform. The platform operates on chats, groups, pages, and an event listing portion. Groups seem to be the driving force behind…

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Conservatives Agree Big Tech Is A Problem, But Split On The Right Solution

The growing tenor on the right is that Big Tech needs to be held accountable for its censorship of conservative and religious viewpoints. Censorship is not the only issue. Conservatives are increasingly recognizing other harms caused by Big Tech, including our children’s declining mental health, the violent crimes of sex trafficking and online child exploitation, and barriers to free-market competition.…

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Wycliffe Associates Turns to “Old” Technology to Bring the Scriptures to Isolated Language Groups

Monday, July 5, 2021 | Tag Cloud Tags: Africa, Bible, Christian, church, EU, Faith, heart, infrastructure, internet, Media, Muslim, News, technology, Worthy News, Wycliffe (Worthy News) – Wycliffe Associates, an international organization that empowers mother-tongue Bible translators and partners with local churches in the advancement of Bible translation, has begun transmitting Bible translation training and ministry support materials via radio…

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In Isolated Regions of the World, Printing is Essential, Final Step in Bible Translation and the Only Way to Share Scripture

Monday, June 14, 2021 | Tag Cloud Tags: Africa, Bible, Christian, church, EU, Faith, Gospel, heart, Middle East, News, technology, Worthy News, Wycliffe (Worthy News) – Wycliffe Associates, an international organization that empowers mother-tongue Bible translators and partners with local churches in the advancement of Bible translation, is assisting with printing and distributing newly translated Scriptures through its Print On…

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5 New Big Tech Antitrust Bills Are A ‘Put Up Or Shut Up’ Moment For Republicans

On Friday the House Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on antitrust introduced five bills designed to address the findings of their 16-month investigation into Apple, Amazon, Google, and Facebook. The legislation, introduced with various Republican cosponsors, represents the first comprehensive legislative effort to address the dominant market power and potentially anti-competitive practices of the major Big Tech companies. The “techlash,” in other…

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Google Will Not Fire Diversity Chief Who Wrote Jews Have ‘Insatiable Appetite For War’

The head of diversity strategy at Google has come under fire for making antisemitic comments several years ago against Jewish people, but the company affirmed Thursday he will remain employed by the Big Tech giant, according to the Washington Free Beacon. Kamau Bobb, who previously worked on the computer science education team, will be relocated back to a science and…

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This Summer, Join Me In Cutting The Internet Cord

In an essay entitled “The Hidden Threat to Catholicism,” Eric Sammons articulates a concern many people have had for a while: technology, specifically the internet, has done enormous damage to communities and cultures. While he focuses on the church, Sammons’s argument could be applied to any institution. As people now outsource so much of their time, energy, and interaction to…

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Eliminating People With Down Syndrome Deprives Our Society Of Love And Joy

On November 8, 2020, Chris Nikic became the first man with Down syndrome to complete an Ironman Triathlon. An Ironman consists of a 2.4-mile open-water swim, a 112-mile bike ride, and a 26.2-mile run — a full marathon. It’s an endurance test that less than 0.003 percent of able-bodied Americans can complete. When asked why Chris became interested in the…

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