Amazon hit with whopping $887 million fine by European privacy regulators — RT World News

https://www.rt.com/news/530697-amazon-fine-eu-gdpr/

Amazon has been handed an $888 million fine by European Union
regulators for breaching the bloc’s data protection laws. The fine is
the largest issued by the EU, but is still less than one percent of the
firm’s annual revenue.
The Luxembourg National
Commission for Data Protection (CNPD) issued the fine earlier this
month, and Amazon reported it on Friday in a filing to the US Securities
and Exchange Commission (SEC)…

Mark Zukerberg Is Positioning Facebook To Take Over Online Worship Services And His First Line Of Attack Is Partnership With Laodicean Hillsong — Now The End Begins | Truth2Freedom’s Blog

https://truth4freedom.wordpress.com/2021/07/30/mark-zukerberg-is-positioning-facebook-to-take-over-online-worship-services-and-his-first-line-of-attack-is-partnership-with-laodicean-hillsong-now-the-end-begins/

Mark Zuckerberg believes the coronavirus pandemic has created a new opportunity for Facebook to grow. His plan involves incentivizing churchgoers — who have become familiar with virtual services over the past year due to lockdowns — to permanently move their religious worship online.

Just a short while ago, Facebook removed my post because it went against their Community Standards, and was something that could potentially ’cause harm’ to certain groups of people. What was in that post that was so egregious and offensive to the Facebook censors? It was Proverbs 20:1 warning against the corrupting influence of alcohol. Now Facebook wants to control the Christian worship service, and to that end, they have found the perfect first willing victim. Laodicean Hillsong.

I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.” Revelation 3:15,16 (KJB)

Charles Spurgeon once prophetically remarked that ‘A time will come when instead of shepherds feeding the sheep, the church will have clowns entertaining the goats’.Hillsong Church and all their ilk are the living, breathing fulfillment of that statement from the 19th century. The fact that they are partnering with Facebook to create a ‘modern worship experience to engage 21st century technology-savvy users’ shows me the falling away from 2 Thessalonians is now complete. And then some.

FACEBOOK SAYS THAT POSTING VERSES FROM THE KING JAMES BIBLE GOES AGAINST THEIR ‘COMMUNITY STANDARDS’ AND THREATENS TO REMOVE MY PROFILE

Mark Zuckerberg Wants Laodicean Churchgoers to Connect with God on Facebook

FROM BREITBART NEWS: The company is intensifying its formal partnerships with faith groups across the United States…

Why most film reviewers blatantly lie to the audience | Political Arena

https://politicalarena.org/2021/07/28/why-most-film-reviewers-blatantly-lie-to-the-audience/

This is yet another glaring illustration of how corrupt and dishonest the corporate media is.

If a reviewer or a journalist says a bad thing about a movie studio’s product the studio and the distributor can and very often do blacklist said review or journalist. So they have no choice but to tell you that these crappy products are great and that you should go out and see them…..otherwise no free trips, tickets, behinds the scenes interviews, access to the actors etc.

…video…

FTC Rules On Right To Repair | Hackaday

https://hackaday.com/2021/07/27/ftc-rules-on-right-to-repair/

… the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) came out with a 5-0 unanimous vote on its position on right to repair. (PDF) It’s great news, in that they basically agree with us all:

Restricting consumers and businesses from choosing how they repair products can substantially increase the total cost of repairs, generate harmful electronic waste, and unnecessarily increase wait times for repairs. In contrast, providing more choice in repairs can lead to lower costs, reduce e-waste by extending the useful lifespan of products, enable more timely repairs, and provide economic opportunities for entrepreneurs and local businesses.

The long version of the “Nixing the Fix” report goes on

He Wants to Be God | disturbeddeputy

https://disturbeddeputy.wordpress.com/2021/07/27/he-wants-to-be-god/

His megalomania is way out of control. His actions expose him for what he is, and it ain’t holy. You’re more likely to find God in a den of ill repute. Sorry, repeating myself, that’s the same as FaceBarf.

https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2021/07/26/mark-zuckerberg-wants-churchgoers-to-connect-with-god-on-facebook/

Tencent shares slide after Beijing crackdown on music rights – BBC News

Comment by tonytran2015: China seems to have a policy against anti-competition. What is happening in the US ?

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-57966023

…Tencent bought China Music Corporation in 2016, giving it rights to more
than 80% of all music tracks in the market and an unfair advantage over
rivals, the SAMR said in the ruling…

(MOSCOW) JUST IN: RUNET REPORT: Authorities have held excercises to isolate their segment of the internet according to RBC News Agency #AceNewsDesk report | Ace News Services

Comment by tonytran2015: It is time the Internet is broken up into individual Alliancenets. Countries would not their cede communication and information authorities to Big Tech monopolies.

https://acenewsservices.com/2021/07/24/moscow-just-in-runet-report-authorities-have-held-excercises-to-isolate-their-segment-of-the-internet-according-to-rbc-news-agency-acenewsdesk-report/

#AceNewsReport – July.24: The exercises, which took place between June 15 and July 15, were attended by Russia’s “big four” internet providers (MTS, Beeline, Megafon and Tele2), as well as Rostelecom, Transtelecom and ER-Telecom Holding: Russian authorities held exercises to isolate the Russian internet segment (Runet) from the global internet,

#AceDailyNews says that the Kremlin tests disconnecting Russia from world internet RBC news agency reports, citing sources and materials of the working group “Information Security” under Russia’s Digital Economy national program: The Russian Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications, together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was instructed to agree with the #BRICS countries on the creation of a parallel Internet, an independent system of root domain name servers (DNS), which would “duplicate” the existing ones.

Twitter suspends Marjorie Taylor Greene over ‘misleading’ Covid posts – BBC News

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-57897401

…”These Big Tech companies are doing the bidding of the Biden regime to restrict our voices and prevent the spread of any message that isn’t state-approved,” she said in a statement to the New York Times.

FB oversight board member says free speech “is not an absolute human right” – Nwo Report

Comment by tonutran2015: A collusion between Biden Administration and Facebook surely destroys the constitutional right to free speech.

https://nworeport.me/2021/07/18/fb-oversight-board-member-says-free-speech-is-not-an-absolute-human-right/

A member of Facebook’s Oversight Board said that freedom of expression is not an “absolute right,” arguing it has to be balanced against other freedoms.

The Oversight Board was set up over a year ago to act as some kind of Supreme Court for Facebook’s content moderation decisions. However, critics argue it was created so that Facebook executives can distance themselves from politically sensitive content moderation decisions.

The board reviews some of the most controversial decisions made by Facebook, such as the indefinite suspension of Former President Trump following Jan 6. While it did uphold the suspension of Trump’s account, it criticized the indefinite suspension and gave Facebook six months to decide whether to permanently ban Trump or reinstate his account.

A member of the Oversight Board, Helle Thorning Schimdt, a former Danish prime minister, said “free speech is not an absolute human right,” during an event held by Politico Europe on Thursday.

Her remarks are controversial, particularly as Schimdt is taking a more European perspective towards free expression and, in Europe, free speech has unfortunately not traditionally been well-regarded and it clashes with the more liberty-driven approach in the US.

In EU countries there is also a “right to be forgotten” where people, including violent criminals, can have all content about them hidden from the internet, including on search and news articles.

In a lawsuit filed last week by President Trump against Big Tech platforms, his lawyer argued that the First Amendment should apply to Facebook because it has censored content on behalf of the government, a claim that has been rejected by courts in the past but could change after this week’s admission that the Biden administration has been directing Facebook to censor.

The White House made the argument stronger when it admitted that the Biden administration was “flagging problematic posts for Facebook that spread disinformation,” especially about the pandemic.

The US Government Threatens Tech Companies To Push Censorship Agendas, by Caitlin Johnstone | STRAIGHT LINE LOGIC

https://straightlinelogic.com/2021/07/17/the-us-government-threatens-tech-companies-to-push-censorship-agendas-by-caitlin-johnstone/

It is not just Facebook that has become a de facto arm of the government, the other big tech companies have as well. From Caitlin Johnstone.com at caitlinjohnstone.com:

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