Date: November 16, 2018
“Home Secretary Sajid Javid has hailed a new anti-grooming tool as an important weapon in the fight against online child sexual exploitation.
Engineers from some of the world’s biggest tech firms, including Microsoft, Facebook, Google, Snap and Twitter, worked for 2 days at a hackathon in the United States co-hosted by the Home Secretary and Microsoft, which tasked industry e xperts to come up with tools to identify online child grooming.
A prototype tool has been developed that can be used to automatically flag potential conversations taking place between child groomers and children.
Hackathon participants analysed tens of thousands of conversations to understand patterns used by predators. This enabled engineers to develop technology to automatically and accurately detect these patterns.
Potential conversations between a groomer and their victim will be flagged so a moderator can investigate further.”
…..TAP-Net Website | Sub-Blog Archive
Date: November 15, 2018
“I made this PBS television special, Sins Of Our Mothers based on an interview that I had done way back in the mid-1970s. The documentary tells the story of Emmeline – and the story is amazing. Without her knowledge, Emmeline sinned and paid a heavy price for it.
To see my other work, visit:
|– M.A. Net|
Date: November 15, 2018
“With reason, dark humor, and fabulous costumes, ex-academic turned video essayist Natalie Wynn makes ContraPoints, her YouTube channel tackling social justice issues with an eye towards reaching wider audiences than progressives alone, last month surpassing 4,000 supporters on Patreon and over 8 million views on YouTube.
Recorded in September 2018 at XOXO, an experimental festival in Portland, Oregon for independent artists and creators who work on the internet. For more, visit https://xoxofest.com
ContraPoints on YouTube:
I’m not really sure what all to make of ContraPoints…though, what I’ve seen of it has been intriguing.
As Natalie says…she plays different characters, which are juxtaposed in dialogue with each other…dialogue which is directly taken, from popular social talking points.
I find the form to be really interesting…though it hasn’t always been clear to me, if Natalie is taking a concrete side…or just displaying two sides of an issue.
Her comments on the problems in Twitter culture, are quite relevant.
It seems…some people on Twitter live, just to take down other people.
Date: November 15, 2018
“Fox News has filed a ‘friend of the court’ brief in federal court in support of CNN’s lawsuit against the Trump administration for revoking correspondent Jim Acosta’s ‘hard pass,’ which gives holders expanded access to the White House complex. Acosta’s pass was suspended last week, hours after he sparred with the president in a press conference. CBS News also announced it will be filing an amicus brief in support of CNN, saying in a statement it supports the White House Correspondents Association and CNN’s legal fight to restore Acosta’s access.
‘We do not believe that revoking White House press credentials is an appropriate remedy for a disagreement the White House may have with a particular reporter,’ CBS News’ statement said. ‘We intend to file a friend of the court brief in support of CNN’s lawsuit to defend its constitutional rights.’
Fox News anchors and shows are generally supportive of President Trump and his policies — host Sean Hannity appeared at a rally with Mr. Trump earlier this month. Fox News President Jay Wallace said Wednesday the network will file an amicus brief with the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C.
Date: November 15, 2018
“Recorded in the Keynes Library of Cambridge University on Jan 10th 2018.
This presentation was given at Skeptics in the Pub gatherings in Reykjavik, Amsterdam, Cambridge and London.”
|– Atheist Media Links|
Date: November 13, 2018
Date: November 13, 2018
Note: He does go into things, which I’m not really talking about in my comments below…He goes beyond, where I was going…I just wanted to make that clear.
Note Two: You could replace the term “furry”, with anti-pedophile vigilante…and his descriptions throughout this video, would fit them to a T…The ones on Twitter?…this is a dead on, exact description of them, and how they behave…minus the accusation of sex with roadkill…I don’t know for a fact, that any of them do that…I just know those sorts invariably end up having massive skeletons in their own closets…of one nature, or another…or multiple.
“I’m done with the furry community. These are my reasons why. If you want to live like this, I’m not going to stop you. I just feel it’s fair to warn those who are new and don’t yet know what it’s really like.”
…He says the most aggressive and manipulative pursuers of sex [sex roleplay, online sexual encounters] in the furry community, is the kids/teens?
…Well…not so much “curious”…I’d actually expect that, myself…Most older people aren’t likely to be so aggressive, nor lack respect for an individual’s wishes…The young are much more horny, and with sex on the mind…and when they are amongst peers…well…they probably just figure, that sex is a large part of what everybody else is there for…
I don’t know a lot about the furry community…but, I do know there are a lot of sexual over/undertones in their art.
About eight minutes in, Kothorix states what amounts to my own philosophy, on the online MAP community…as relates to conduct.
You cannot be judged based upon what turns you on…You cannot be judged for outwardly discussing, the things which dictate the quality and style of your lived existence…
…But you can be judged, for taking actions…which you know are not likely to end well…even more so, when it drags other people into the mess, unwittingly.
I know it gets complicated…when questioning whether the human animal is destined to follow it’s nature…but we are a sophisticated enough animal, to where most of us can channel our natures in different directions…
…I, for example…instead of having boys in my bed over the years…have poured myself into scads of writing…and producing the occasional bits of media…for over twenty years…
…It may be a pale substitute…but it has not bitterly been all for naught.
It’s been extremely meaningful, in fact.
…I don’t know if I should call it a regret…But I was still young when I arrived at BoyChat…and one thing I wish I had understood walking into that community…is the number of people [even though only a minority]…who were not there, solely for the same reasons I was…
…Over the years…you find out that you are there for community, support, philosophical discussion and news tailored to our interests…but just enough people are also there in the mix…who aren’t exactly on the same page…and a few of them, have done remarkably messed up things…for which their decades long prison sentences, are fully justified…
…I wish I’d have realized how bad the “black eyes” were going to be, by the backlash inflicted upon us from the actions of a few sociopaths within the community…
…or even just the cases of people who aren’t necessarily bad…but at some point, they privately decided that they were no longer in this, for the community, the support, the friendships…and they wanted something illegal…So…they went out and got it…at places and settings, which are not BoyChat…
Certain antis have had a field day, trying to taint everyone who had anything to do with the mere running of BoyChat, with the actions of a few people who were once associated with the board…which is a gross, gross distortion…
One of the mammoth paradoxes for me…is accepting that I cannot lack understanding, for why many must love [or seek a substitute], even in the face of cruel prohibition laws…while understanding that it is this lack of self restraint, which is allowing us to be isolated and picked off…thus nullifying our ability to cause real, social change…We cant do this, when so many of us are in prison cells…or too fearful of what we will expose about ourselves, and what will be imposed upon us for it…
Very few individuals of BoyChat were involved for social change…Their motives were much more meager…sometimes, even selfish…And we got blindsided by a few of these individuals, badly.
I wish I’d have known, who was on the level…and who was not.
…It’s just something I wish I’d have known, before walking into the BoyChat community.
Free Spirits and BoyChat are beautiful, wonderful, badly needed, vital resources…and I love the BoyChat community…wonderful people…some of them, are my second family…
…and, we’ve never been able to prohibit the more broken [naïve, careless…] individuals, from drifting through our community…
…Knowing what I know…I used to think we were pretty rock solid, about ejecting really bad elements from our community [and we honestly were]…Today I realize…it’s ultimately impossible, to catch everything…and it only takes a bad element one appearance on BoyChat, paired with one illegal act however vaguely connected to their BoyChat persona…for the antis to spin it into a conspiracy on BoyChat, which factually never was.
A lot of the antis try to represent BoyChat as the epicenter, of veiled illegal activity for pedophiles…When in reality, BoyChat has always been more of a sideline space, for those of us who don’t want to get wrapped up in the trappings of illegal behaviors…
…The “epicenter”, is somewhere off into the dark/deep web…
I’ve only known BoyChat to discourage illegal activity, and to strictly prohibit it’s own resources from ever being used in the commission of illegal activities…
…And, yes…I could share a detailed account [or two] on that, too…
…In fact…there are a few cases in specific, which I’d really like to open up about…and share my experience and perspective on…But, given some people’s penchant for distortion…I likely wont.