Going to Pot: Amazon, Apple Increasingly Accepting of Marijuana

September 23rd, 2021 3:19 PM

Whether looking at hiring policies or the App Store, Amazon and Apple appear to be going to pot. Amazon and Apple are increasingly more accepting of marijuana (cannabis) use, a drug considered a Schedule I drug under The Controlled Substances Act. 

INVASIVE! Apple Creating Tech to Detect Mental Health Concerns: Report

September 22nd, 2021 1:50 PM

If Apple succeeds with its latest project, an Apple a day may not keep the doctor away. The tech giant is reportedly developing iPhone technology to help diagnose depression, autism and cognitive decline through the collection of detailed personal data. What could go wrong?

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MRC Debuts Weekly Video Series Fighting Back Against Big Tech

August 23rd, 2021 1:00 PM

Welcome to CensorTrack with TR, a weekly video series about Big Tech censorship. The Media Research Center’s CensorTrack.org will publish the most prominent and worst cases of conservative censorship as well as document cases involving everyday Americans who were punished for challenging the Big Tech worldview.

Big Brother Alert! Apple, Google to Launch Digital COVID Vax Passports

August 20th, 2021 3:13 PM

Though the Biden administration suggested it would not implement a federal COVID-19 verification system, Big Tech has taken the reins and plans to step in as Big Brother. Google and Apple have announced updates that will allow users to display their coronavirus vaccination status.

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'Schmiga... Doom?' Apple TV+ Musical Ends With Liberal Utopian Dream

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August 16th, 2021 7:00 AM

What could possibly go wrong with a cute, lighthearted musical comedy that on the surface looks to be a fun show? When I saw the first trailers for Apple TV+’s Schmigadoon, I was really excited to check it out. But, knowing how Hollywood is, I tweeted that I’d hoped it wouldn’t be spoiled with liberal politics.

Privacy Is Dead! Apple to Begin Scanning Private Photos for Abuse

August 6th, 2021 2:37 PM

The resulting violation of privacy is so far-reaching that there’s now a debate over the ethics of Apple’s plans. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), which describes itself as “the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world,” said it was an “understatement” to say the organization was “disappointed by…

Apple Removes ‘Unjected’ Dating App from Apple Store

August 2nd, 2021 12:58 PM

Apple has removed a dating app from its App Store for violating its COVID policies.  Unjected, a dating app focused on partnering individuals who are opposed to getting the COVID vaccine, was removed from the store. Shelby Thomson, the founder of the app said the removal was deliberate censorship on Apple’s part.

‘F’ Is for Facebook: Big Tech Report Card Q2 — Another Mega Failure

July 26th, 2021 4:51 PM

Big Tech’s Online Freedom grade actually got worse in the second quarter of 2021, despite an appalling first quarter report card with a grade of “F.” Facebook led the plunge to yet another “F” for the industry intent on censoring conservative content.…

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Apple TV+ Debuts ‘80s-Themed Series Filled With Hate for Reagan

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June 28th, 2021 7:00 AM

Apple TV+ debuted it’s new weekly ‘80’s-themed drama Physical on June 18, complete with reminders of the decade of prosperity - permed hair, aerobics classes in leotards, and… hate for then-President Ronald Reagan?

Conservatives Warn Congress: Dem Big Tech Antitrust Bills Harm Users

June 18th, 2021 9:12 AM

On Thursday, a coalition of 26 conservative organizations and activists released a letter to Congress, warning that antitrust bills targeting Big Tech platforms being pushed by Democrats “would give unelected Biden bureaucrats sweeping…

WORST Censorship in May: 5 Ways Big Tech Silenced the American People

June 3rd, 2021 3:51 PM

Big Tech continued to silence Americans and conservative politicians who disagreed with the woke elite ruling class in May. Facebook and YouTube made it especially clear that they are willing to work tirelessly to censor the people attempting to keep Silicon Valley in check. Corporations have always protected their interests, but our nation has never faced a power like Big Tech that can…

Woke Mob Win? Tech Author Says Apple ‘Fired’ Him in ‘Snap Decision’

May 21st, 2021 4:46 PM

Antonio García Martínez said that Apple “was well aware” of what he wrote in his controversial but best-selling book Chaos Monkeys before hiring him. But Apple appears to have caved to pressure from liberal employees and cut ties with him.

Video Shows War Over Section 230 Could ‘Change Our Online Lives’

April 28th, 2021 11:45 AM

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act has been a hot button issue in the tech policy world. A recent video may encourage lawmakers and everyday citizens to recognize the law’s impact and importance. 

The Federalist Society, also known as FedSoc, produced a video discussing the importance, and the downsides, of Section 230. As FedSoc explained: “There's a war brewing over…

FED UP! Business Leaders Accuse Apple of ‘Anticompetitive’ Practices

April 22nd, 2021 4:23 PM

Apple has had a history of charging app developers fees for the honor of having an app in the App Store. But several companies have now accused Apple of “anticompetitive” practices in a Senate subcommittee hearing. The hearing, entitled “Antitrust Applied: Examining Competition in App Stores,” featured testimony from representatives of Spotify, Tile, and Match. The witnesses at the hearing…