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Breitbart purged from advertising network

KKK-1000x600One of the largest online advertising networks has purged Breitbart News due to hate speech.

AppNexus deactivated Breitbart News after an audit of the site’s content determined that it violates the advertising network’s code of conduct banning hate speech.

For those who came in late Breitbart was a keen supporter of Donald “Prince of Orange” Trump and its former owner Steve Bannon was Trump’s campaign chairman and chief strategist.

Breitbart Chief Executive Officer Larry Solov said the company “always and continues to condemn racism and bigotry in any form”, in an email statement. But the outfit has drawn criticism for promoting far right, sometimes racist views.

The ban comes as the alt-right movement, which includes neo-Nazis, white supremacists and anti-Semites, are being emboldened by Trump winning the White House.

Advertising companies like AppNexus sell digital ad campaigns to advertisers and then place the ads on sites that are part of the network. The company has secured deals with publishers including Foursquare, Groupon Inc and Nasdaq Inc.

AppNexus said its move was apolitical and the domain can be reactivated once the content in question is addressed.

“We have no interest in turning off sites because of ideology. That’s not what this is about. This is about specific content that violates the hate speech code,” he said.

Breitbart has used racial slurs and derogatory terms related to sexual orientation on its site that AppNexus feared could incite violence against those groups.

The move could reduce demand for Breitbart adverts and thus cost the site money, however AppNexus has competitors who offer comparable services so the KKK’s favourite go-to site might just goose-step elsewhere.

Too many Chinese CEOs in Silicon Valley

Donald-Trump-funnyDonald Trump’s top advisor claims that there are too many Chinese CEOs in Silicon Valley, in a statement which might suggest that Donald Prince of Orange might want businesses to select whites only to lead them.

Steve Bannon, who previously served as Breitbart News Network’s executive chairman, hinted at some of his views on foreign workers at technology companies and to be fair they were made over a year ago in an interview between Trump, Bannon and The Washington Post. He might have suddenly realised that all people are equal and that deciding anything based on race is a rather bad idea in the meantime.

In the interview, which turned up yesterday, Bannon said foreign students should return to their respective countries after attending school in the US, instead of sticking around and working at or starting tech companies.
Trump was a little more logical. He was worried that these students attending Ivy League schools and then going home: “We have to be careful of that, Steve. You know, we have to keep our talented people in this country,” Trump said.

Bannon replied that: “When two-thirds or three-quarters of the CEOs in Silicon Valley are from South Asia or from Asia, I think…” he didn’t finish his sentence. “A country is more than an economy. We’re a civic society.”

While he did not say anything against immigrants, he seemed to hint at the idea of a white nationalist identity with the phrase “civic society.” Under Bannon’s watch stories which he allowed to go up on Breitbart News, included pieces that attacked women, feminists, political correctness, Muslims, and trans people. Breitbart has become a go-to site for the US far right.

Foreign-born CEOs, including Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, have tried to quell concerns from employees.
Last week, Nadella and Microsoft congratulated Trump, while saying that the company’s commitment to “fostering a diverse and inclusive culture” remains “steadfast.”

US right wades into communist Windows

gatesA US conservative news site has waded into Windows for being as communist as Marx.

Breitbard.com is the right wing organ of Andrew Breitbart  and the article was penned by the former Toryograph journalists Milo Yiannopoulos. He is the hack who came out in support of the sexist Gamergate campaign calling the other side “an army of sociopathic feminist programmers and campaigners, abetted by achingly politically correct American tech blogger”.

Yiannopoulos claims that Windows 10 is alien to conservative values and “should make every patriotic American of sound mind and sound values think twice”.

According to Yiannopoulos, HP and Dell would love to offer Windows 7 machines, and their customers would love to buy them, but Microsoft “isn’t a big fan of conservative’s beloved free market approach”.

Obviously he does not like the idea that Microsoft is collecting information. After all no true conservative would choose to trust Microsoft.  Yiannopoulos concludes that Windows 10 contains built in communism.

Windows 10 has a standard feature that employs a peer-to-peer scheme to share updates across users. It borrows your processing power and network bandwidth to assist when updates are released.

“Why is one of the largest software companies on earth designing their software update process around Karl Marx’s command to take “from each according to their means, to each according to their needs?” Like several of the features in this article, it can be turned off, but think of your wives, husbands, and parents; how many of them would ever tinker with their OS settings?” he moaned.

Another sign that Windows 10 is part of a communist plot is that social media friends are able to sign into your network anytime they are in range, without your permission.

“Conservatives by nature have large and diverse groups of friends. Why would Microsoft arbitrarily decide that we trust all of our friends enough to let them into our private networks automatically?”

He insists that this is Hillary Clinton’s “It takes a village” style thinking.

“I value my private property, including my network. It’s why I have my Wi-Fi network locked down and a front door on my house,” he railed.

Then it appears that something happened to Yiannopoulos’s rant mode which suddenly shifts from the subject to a general attack against anyone who does not really believe in the daftness peddled by the US Neo-cons.

According to Yiannopoulos “typical progressive authoritarian liberal is using his laptop to write an autobiography about how mommy and daddy were mean to him” while “Conservatives are using computers to better their situations.”

Getting back to Windows 10, apparently that means that Windows 10 is for these lily livered liberals because there are numerous bugs such as hard to find apps, disappearing menu text, hanging browsers, and a litany of other problems.

“It is hard to claim to support free market and free expression principles when your OS fails to perform basic tasks reliably.”

So what is the operating choice for god-fearing, gun loving, jeesus worshiping neo-cons? Apparently it is Windows 7 or… wait for it Yiannopoulos thinks it is time to reclaim the Apple from the hipsters. Quite why a control freak outfit like Apple, who insists on a uniform, provides an alternative religion, censors everything  would appeal to the the fair-right… oh no hang on I get it now.