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07.08.2018 - 05:12 [ Wikileaks / Twitter ]

The empire strikes back: Apple, Spotify, Facebook and Google/Youtube all purge Infowars/Alex Jones. Yes, Infowars has frequent nonsense, but also a state power critique. Which publisher in the world with millions of subscribers is next to be wiped out for cultural transgression?

01.07.2018 - 12:38 [ Radio Utopie ]

Radio Utopie abonnieren und die Richtigen unterstützen

Geschätzte Leserinnen und Leser,

als wir vor elf Jahren als Medienstation begannen, gab es drei Milliarden weniger Menschen die das World Wide Web im Internet benutzten. Heute beherrschen Monopole de facto das Netz. Staatliche und kommerzielle Spionage und Manipulation sind allgegenwärtig und agieren fernab jedweder demokratisch-parlamentarischen oder gerichtlichen Kontrolle.

22.04.2018 - 11:42 [ Radio Utopie ]

May, Macron und Merkel: Kriegskoalition gegen das World Wide Web

(14.6.2017) Eine aus unserer Sicht offensichtliche Taktik von Monopolen, Kriegslobby und ihren Regierungen ist es seit Jahren, alle relevanten Diskussions- und / oder meinungsbildenden Plattformen mit bezahlten Trollen bzw gesteuerten Kräften unter enormem Aufwand mit abscheulichen Inhalten zu fluten, um dann mit diesen als Alibi angerannt zu kommen und zu verlangen diese Plattformen nun kontrollieren zu müssen. Also eine sich selbst erzeugende Begründung.

Die Internet-Monopole wie Google, Twitter, Facebook – die nicht eins zu eins gleichzusetzen sind mit den bisherigen Monopolen und Realitätshändlern aus der etablierten Presse – sind die ersten Zielobjekte dieser Pläne.

06.04.2018 - 12:51 [ Cnet.com ]

Silicon Valley may rethink open campuses after YouTube shooting

When a shooter opened fire on YouTube’s campus before killing herself, Silicon Valley didn’t just experience a tragedy that’s rocked other communities and prompted an intense debate over gun control in the United States. The incident may also have prompted a rethink among tech companies which have enjoyed a culture that’s embraced open spaces, including cafes, restaurants and gift shops, shared with the public.

06.04.2018 - 11:09 [ golem.de ]

EU-Urheberrechtsreform: Kompromissvorschlag hält an Uploadfiltern fest

(22.2.2018) Nach Ansicht von Reda ist es einer Plattform wie Github, die Software veröffentlicht, überhaupt nicht möglich, eine solche globale Lizenzvereinbarung abzuschließen. Denn im Softwarebereich gebe es gar keine Verwertungsgesellschaften wie die Gema oder die VG Wort, die die Urheber vertreten können. Der Urheberrechtsexperte Leonhard Dobusch weist auf Netzpolitik.org darauf hin, dass von dem Vorschlag vor allem finanzstarke Plattformen profitierten, die wie im Falle von Youtube und Facebook bereits Lizenzvereinbarungen abgeschlossen hätten. Diese seien dann nicht zur Installation von Uploadfiltern verpflichtet.

06.04.2018 - 11:04 [ Computerbase.de ]

Urheberrecht: EU streitet um Upload-Filter

(24.2.2018) In der Debatte rund um die EU-Urheberrechtsreform spielen Upload-Filter für rechtlich geschützte Inhalte schon seit Monaten eine Rolle. Kurz vor Torschluss sorgte nun noch einmal der EU-Abgeordnete Axel Voss (CDU) für Aufsehen. Er ist Berichterstatter des EU-Parlaments für die Reform und hat einen Vorschlag eingebracht, der praktisch die Pflicht für Upload-Filter enthält und über den bereits nächste Woche abgestimmt werden soll.

06.04.2018 - 10:52 [ Sueddeutsche.de ]

Upload-Filter: Youtube scannt „hunderte Jahre“ Videomaterial am Tag

(23.1.2018) Diego Naranjo von Edri sagt: „Einmal installiert, können sie für alles eingesetzt werden.“ Videos von Politikern, die die Regierung kritisieren, könnten aus dem Netz ferngehalten werden. Sprachfilter könnten auf den Slang einer bestimmten Minderheit eingestellt werden. Die Dissidenten der Zukunft müssen vielleicht künstliche Intelligenz rückwärts denken, wenn sie ihre Geheimsprache entwickeln.

06.04.2018 - 09:37 [ MercuryNews.com ]

YouTube shooting brings burst of fake news, hacking

(3.4.2018) A hacker targeted YouTube employee Vadim Lavrusik’s Twitter account a few hours after he tweeted that he’d heard shots and was barricaded in a room with colleagues. A number of fake tweets were posted on his timeline, one of them a homophobic insult. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted, “We’re on it.” Lavrusik later tweeted that he had his account “back.” (…)

A reporter who took to Twitter to call out fake-news tweets identifying as the shooter a range of people — including Hillary Clinton and several YouTube performers — was herself identified as the attacker.

06.04.2018 - 09:11 [ Mountain View Police Department ]

MVPD statement regarding officers‘ interactions with woman responsible for YouTube shooting

(4.4.2018) Around 1:40 am on Tuesday, April 3, Mountain View patrol officers proactively checked a license plate of a vehicle that was parked in a lot on the 600 block of Showers Drive. The license plate came back to a registered owner out of Southern California who had been reported missing on March 31 to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Office. We called the Sheriff’s Office to confirm the missing persons reports, and personnel there told us that in that report, the woman had been reported missing and “at risk” because she had never gone missing or left home before. We contacted the woman inside the vehicle, who was asleep, to check on her and to determine if she was the same person who had been reported missing.

The woman, identified as 38-year-old Menifee resident Nasim Aghdam, positively identified herself to us and told us during our contact with her that she had decided to leave her family’s home a few days prior due to family issues. She stated she had come to the area to stay with family and while she was currently living out of her vehicle, she was in the process of looking for a job. During our contact with her, she was asked a series of questions including, but not limited to, if she was a danger to herself or others. At no point during our roughly 20 minute interaction with her did she mention anything about YouTube, if she was upset with them, or that she had planned to harm herself or others. Throughout our entire interaction with her, she was calm and cooperative.

At the conclusion of our interaction with her, she in no way met any reason for us to speak with her further or possibly detain her. A short time later, we phoned her family to let them know she had been located. During that call, we spoke with both the woman’s father and her brother. The father confirmed to us that the family had been having issues at home, but did not act in any way concerned about why his daughter had left. At no point during that conversation did either Aghdam’s father or brother make any statements regarding the woman’s potential threat to, or a possible attack on, the YouTube campus. Also, there was no indication from either Aghdam or her family that she may have been in possession of any weapons.

Roughly one hour after our phone call to Aghdam’s family, her father called us back to let us know that she made a series of vegan videos for her channel on YouTube and that the company had recently done something to her videos that had caused her to become upset. Aghdam’s father stated that she may have been in the area because of this. He did not seemed concerned that she was in the area, and wanted to simply let us know that may have been a reason for her move up here. Once again, at no point did her father or brother mention anything about potential acts of violence or a possibility of Aghdam lashing out as a result of her issues with her videos. They remained calm throughout this second phone call.

04.04.2018 - 01:33 [ New York Times ]

4 Wounded in Shooting at YouTube Headquarters; Police Say Female Suspect Is Dead

At least four people were injured, one of them critically, in a shooting at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno, Calif., on Tuesday afternoon, the police said. The shooter, who the police said was a woman, died from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Brent Andrew, a spokesman for San Francisco General Hospital, said at a news conference that the hospital had received three patients: a 36-year-old man in critical condition, a 32-year-old woman in serious condition and a 27-year-old woman in fair condition. The condition of the fourth victim, and what hospital he or she was at, was not clear.