Google’s handing over of location data on January 6th protesters was a new record The biggest geofence investigation ever – and also the biggest challenge to them.

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The investigation into January 6 events in Washington is said to be the FBI’s biggest in history; and another record that was broken, reports say, is the number of phones identified via the geofence dragnet mass surveillance method, and thanks to .

There is still no consensus between various US courts on how valid, under the 4th, lawful search-related amendment,  even are.

Nevertheless, of the 5,723 devices that Google identified for the FBI “initially” about 900 people have been charged for some offense related to the riot.

Related: Unsealed court docs reveal Google Geofence warrants used in Kenosha

The thousands of others were caught in the Google/FBI net of digital surveillance because their location data showed they happened to be close to the Capitol as the events unfolded.

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Google to introduce behavioral “interventions” The next dystopian idea, including proposals such as “pre-bunking.”

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 has presented its project dubbed “Info Interventions” based on what it says is a behavioral science that, if these “interventions” are used as directed, could “teach” users to the degree they will become resilient to online harms.

Another promise is that by “pre-bunking misinformation” users can be “immunized.”

How is this supposed to work? Google has put up a site that states the goal is to provide accuracy prompts that would refocus users’ attention toward whatever Google decides qualifies as accurate information.

And to reach it, the “hypothesis” currently seems to be that “reminding individuals to think about accuracy when they might be about to engage with false information can boost users’ pre-existing accuracy goals.”

This method of effectively training users to behave in a desired way is unsurprisingly attempting to draw from behavioral science research and Google says it has been validated by digital experiments.

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Court is asked to order a stop to government-directed social media censorship A new appeal.

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The New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA) non-profit has lodged an appeal to the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit asking it to stop what it considers to be government-directed social media censorship.

The case in question is Changizi, et al. v. HHS, et al., which NCLA believes should be allowed to progress. Previously, a lower court dismissed the filing.

We obtained a copy of the appeal for you here.

The group believes that current US administration officials have violated the  by playing an active role in directing the way major social media companies censor user content around Covid.

This, NCLA said, announcing the appeal, included not only some Biden White House Officials but also some from the the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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Washington Post makes public complaint about Twitter’s free speech direction The Editorial Board publishes a public attack.

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Those who expected  polls to be a “scientific feature” on the social network will be sorely disappointed to find out that may not be the case; among them is the editorial board of the Washington Post.

There is, however, one thing that disappoints and upsets that board even more over on Twitter: . And his understanding of free speech, which he is now, to their seemingly great chagrin, free to exercise as the owner of the platform.

Apparently, while in a somewhat “doublethink” frame of mind, WaPo’s Editorial Board is arguing that the efforts to bring (back) – and therefore protect – free speech on Twitter are in fact harming free expression.

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TikTok Parent Company Planned To Track Specific Americans’ Physical Location

According to documents examined by Forbes, the parent company of TikTok, ByteDance has planned to track specific Americans’ physical locations.

ByteDance’s Internal Audit and Risk Control division, overseen by Beijing-based executive Song Ye, who answers to ByteDance cofounder and CEO Rubo Liang, was in charge of the project.

Visit Forbes’ Emily Baker-White for more.

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‘Poop Patrol’ Aims To Combat The Astounding Amount Of Human Feces On San Francisco Streets

David McNew/Getty Images San Francisco’s growing number of homeless people has caused a problem with public defectation.

Number two is becoming San Francisco’s number one problem. The city has been experiencing a growing problem of public pooping on its streets by the local homeless population and it’s now becoming a major public health concern.

According to Forbes, a non-profit watchdog organization in San Francisco called Open The Books has been closely monitoring the state of the city’s “brownout” epidemic.

Based on data from the San Francisco Department of Public Works, the organization recently came out with an interactive map that shows every public defecation report that has come into the city’s 311 hotline since 2011 and how the incidents are distributed across the city’s neighborhoods.

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This Giant Noah’s Ark Replica Is Stranded In The UK Because British Authorities Don’t Believe It’s Seaworthy

The floating museum can’t actually sail on its own and has to be towed wherever it goes. It has been trapped by an international stalemate over its status as a “non-certified floating vessel.”

Verhalen Ark/The Ark Museum/Facebook The ark was built in the 1960s. It took seven years to construct and followed biblical descriptions exactly.

Agiant replica of Noah’s Ark has been trapped in Ipswich, England for nearly two years — the result of an international bureaucratic nightmare of biblical proportions.

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Alleged “Mad Pooper” Spokesman Says Pooping In Public Is First Amendment Issue

The Mad Pooper’s spokesman has compared her actions to breastfeeding in public.

The Mad Pooper

In case you missed it, a Colorado Springs neighborhood has been under attack from a woman dubbed the “Mad Pooper.”

The woman, a jogger who has recently been identified only as “Shirley,” has been terrorizing residents by stopping during her runs and literally pooping on their lawns, sometimes in front of their children. So far, authorities have been unable to catch her.

Yesterday, however, a man came forward claiming to be Shirley’s spokesperson, and explained her behavior in a video, which has since been taken down.

He said that Shirley is sorry for “desecrating people’s lawns” but that she can not be held accountable, as she is suffering from a traumatic brain injury. He added that she had also had gender reassignment surgery, and as a result is no longer able to control herself.

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Texas Sues Google For Unlawfully Collecting Biometric Data Without Consent

Texas AG Ken Paxton has filed a lawsuit against Google for collecting biometric data. The case was filed in response to a federal appeals court’s upholding of a Texas statute last month, which opens the door for legal action against social media corporations that engage in content moderation.

Ken Paxton, the attorney general of Texas, declared on Thursday that he has sued Google for allegedly “unlawfully” collecting the biometric information of “millions of Texans” without their permission.

“Google’s indiscriminate collection of the personal information of Texans, including very sensitive information like biometric identifiers, will not be tolerated,” Paxton said in a statement.

“I will continue to fight Big Tech to ensure the privacy and security of all Texans.”

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