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Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt Steps Down From Executive Chairman Role

Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt Steps Down From Executive Chairman Role
After 17 years in senior leadership at the "Do No Evil" shop, Eric Schmidt is stepping down from his executive chairman role at the internet behemoth... After ten years as CEO and seven as Executive Chairman, I can’t wait to dive into the latest in science, technology, and philanthropy. I look forward to working with Larry and Sergey on our... Read More

Somebody Hacked Starbucks’ WiFi To Mine Cryptocurrencies

Somebody Hacked Starbucks’ WiFi To Mine Cryptocurrencies
As the values of the largest cryptocurrencies have multiplied this year, so too have reports of digital-currency miners stealing resources to amplify the profitability of their operations. In Venezuela, where electricity is heavily subsidized by the (crumbling) government, the government’s intelligence agents are ferreting out and jailing people caught mining bitcoin or other digital currencies. Yesterday, we reported that the... Read More

Gold Versus Bitcoin: The Pro-Gold Argument Takes Shape

Gold Versus Bitcoin: The Pro-Gold Argument Takes Shape
Authored by John Rubino via DollarCollapse.com, Sound money advocates who love the concept of cryptocurrencies but don’t want to abandon precious metals have been trying to clarify their thoughts of late. Risk Hedge just helped, with a comprehensive statement of the pro-gold position. The following is an excerpt. Read the full article here. All the Reasons Cryptocurrencies Will Never Replace... Read More

Unbridled Exuberance…

Unbridled Exuberance…
Authored by James Stack via InvesTech.com, From public confidence to bullish sentiment to the normally mundane employment data, the U.S. economy and stock market are reaching historic levels not seen in decades.  Last month, consumer confidence hit its highest level since December 2000.  The percentage of bullish investment advisors recently touched lofty levels that were last reached in January 1987. ... Read More

The Demise Of Dissent: Why The Web Is Becoming Homogenized

The Demise Of Dissent: Why The Web Is Becoming Homogenized
Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, In other words, we'll be left with officially generated and sanctioned fake news and "approved" dissent. We've all heard that the problem with the web is fake news, i.e. unsubstantiated or erroneous content that's designed to mislead or sow confusion. The problem isn't just fake news--it's the homogenization of the web, that... Read More

How Facebook & Google Threaten Public Health… And Democracy

How Facebook & Google Threaten Public Health… And Democracy
Authored by Roger McNamee, op-ed via The Guardian, The sad truth is that Facebook and Google have behaved irresponsibly in the pursuit of massive profits. And this has come at a cost to our health... In an interview this week with Axios, Facebook’s original president, Sean Parker, admitted that the company intentionally sought to addict users and expressed regret at... Read More

If Amazon Takes Over The World…

If Amazon Takes Over The World…
Authored by Scott Galloway op-ed via The Wall Street Journal, Four tech giants - Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google - have added $2 trillion to their combined market capitalization since the 2007-09 recession, a sum that approaches the GDP of India. The concentrated wealth and power of these companies has alarmed many observers, who see their growth as a threat... Read More

A Startling Anecdote About Online Ad Fraud From Uber

A Startling Anecdote About Online Ad Fraud From Uber
One week ago we said that Category 1 storm clouds are gathering over what has traditionally been one of the most lucrative, and perhaps only profitable, sectors to come out of Silicon Valley in decades: online advertising. We directed readers' attention to the recent Global Retailing Conference organized by Goldman Sachs, in which Restoration Hardware's delightfully colorful CEO, Gary Friedman,... Read More

Political Backlash Grows Over Google’s Pressure To Censor “Independent” Think Tank

Political Backlash Grows Over Google’s Pressure To Censor “Independent” Think Tank
It was only a matter of time until this happened... For years now, the politicos of the Left have embraced a perfectly symbiotic relationship with the 'progressive' leaders of Silicon Valley.  Tech titans, like Google's Eric Schmidt who got very cozy with the Hillary Clinton campaign, have poured million of dollars of their tech fortunes into Democratic coffers all while... Read More

YouTube “Economically Censors” Ron Paul, Labels Videos “Not Suitable” For All Advertisers

YouTube “Economically Censors” Ron Paul, Labels Videos “Not Suitable” For All Advertisers
Former US Congressman Ron Paul has joined a growing list of independent political journalists and commentators who’re being economically punished by YouTube despite producing videos that routinely receive hundreds of thousands of views. In a tweet published Saturday, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange tweeted a screenshot of Paul’s “Liberty Report” page showing that his videos had been labeled “not suitable” for... Read More