News Bytes - 7-May-2019

Documents Expose How Hollywood Promotes War on Behalf of the Pentagon, CIA and NSA - Global Research

These documents for the first time demonstrate that the US government has worked behind the scenes on over 800 major movies and more than 1,000 TV titles.

Is Bolton Steering Trump Into War with Iran? - Taki's Magazine

After Venezuela’s army decided not to rise up and overthrow Nicholas Maduro, by Sunday night, it was Iran that was in our gun sights.

Bolton ordered the USS Abraham Lincoln, its carrier battle group and a bomber force to the Mideast “to send a clear and unmistakable message to the Iranian regime that any attack on United States interests or those of our allies will be met with unrelenting force.

What “attack was Bolton talking about?

Student Files $1 Billion Lawsuit Against Apple Over Supposedly Faulty Facial Recognition Tech That Falsely Accused Him Of Theft | Techdirt

An 18-year-old resident of New York City is suing Apple for $1 billion. His lawsuit alleges Apple uses facial recognition technology as part of its stores' security systems and that this led directly to him being accused of multiple thefts across a handful of states… despite him bearing zero resemblance to the thief caught on tape.

About Baidu Search Update in Firefox - gHacks Tech News

Some Firefox users spotted a new feature listing in the browser recently called Baidu Search Update. You can verify if the feature is installed in your version of Firefox by loading about:support and checking the "Firefox Features" section.

If you want hard evidence of how unethical Mozilla corporate is, this is it. They've been shipping these "system add-ons" with Firefox for some time and they go largely unnoticed by users because they cannot be seen, much less removed, in about:addons. I referenced this nonsense in a rant just yesterday in which i mentioned the Cliqz system add-on which any privacy respecting person would have considered to be flat-out malware. To remove this garbage, see this, but note that you will need to remove them every time Firefox is updated because Mozilla doesn't allow users to prevent their installation.

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