"Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the Government take care of him; better take a closer look at the American Indian." -- Henry Ford

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 Google has just processed the eight billionth DMCA takedown request for its search engine. With a recent increase in notices, the 10 billion milestone is just a year away. A recent uptick in activity is mainly pushed by publishers, including Korean media giant Kakao Entertainment, which is one of the most active senders over the past six months. 

 Internet anti-piracy system 'Piracy Shield' has been fully operational for less than a month and has already managed to block large numbers of legitimate platforms. Last Saturday saw the most significant blunder, yet official explanations are notable only by their absence. In a letter to AGCOM dated Monday, ISP association ASSOProvider calls on the telecoms regulator to release specific documents to show what has been blocked since February 1, and effectively, who issued the order to block Cloudflare - and why.. 

Some recent Intel microprocessors are crashing systems – and the problem appears related to the chips' firmware and clock rates settings.

RAD, a maker of game development tools for Epic Games' Unreal Engine, on Wednesday published a note that describes decompression failures with its Oodle Data software and crashes in games built with Unreal.

The coding biz, a subsidiary of Epic, said it believes the errors stem from a hardware glitch affecting mainly Intel Core i9 13900K and 14900K processors, and possibly 13700, 14700, and related silicon too.

Microsoft says that February 13's security update for Windows 11 might "face installation issues."

Installation may get as far as 96 percent, but for some unlucky Windows 11 customers a message is then shown: "Something didn't go as planned. No need to worry – undoing changes. Please keep your computer on."

Complaints about installation problems have rumbled since patch KB5034765 was released, and last night Microsoft finally admitted via its Windows Release Health dashboard that there is a problem.

In a bold move that is raising eyebrows and concerns, the Liberal government of Canada has unveiled its plan to combat what it deems “online hate.” At the center of this initiative is the proposed Online Harms Act, also known as Bill C-63, and it’s stirring up quite the controversy.

Google’s Gemini AI program was caught singing the praises of communism over the weekend, declaring that communism is the future for humanity.

The Big Tech company’s multimodal large language model program allows users to generate AI images using text command prompts, but people began to notice that the program almost completely erased white people from history and has an extremely ‘woke’ agenda.

When a user asked the program to “generate an image about (the) evils of communism,” it refused to do so.

Tesla's armored pickup truck, with shatter-resistant windows and ultra-hard stainless steel exoskeleton, appears to be thief-proof and now "California-tested" after a new video shows an unsuccessful break-in by a group of thieves. 

"Cybertruck is California-proof. Armored glass beats criminals trying their best to break in – even when jumping on the roof," X user Arash Malek said in a post. 

Claire's Observations; what incredible technology, but what a terrible "sign of the times"!!