The Taiwan prize: China lusts after island nation’s global semiconductor powerhouse

The Taiwan prize: China lusts after island nation’s global semiconductor powerhouse

Special to WorldTribune, September 9, 2021 BIG TECH Watch By Richard N. Madden The invention of the solid-state transistor in the 1950s transformed the electronics and computing industries, and later, human society as a whole. The innovation and refining within the semiconductor manufacturing process drove the so-called “Third Industrial Revolution” from the 1950s to the […]

How Pegasus works: The sinister silencing of journalists and political opposition worldwide

How Pegasus works:  The sinister silencing of journalists and political opposition worldwide

Special to WorldTribune, July 26, 2021 BIG TECH Watch By Richard N. Madden This month, an ongoing investigation revealed that governments across the world have been utilizing spyware called *Pegasus* to track, monitor and suppress journalists and political opponents through their smartphones. Dubbed the “Project Pegasus Revelations”, it was found that tens of thousands of […]

Fingerprinting: How advertisers, governments and covert agencies track your online presence

Fingerprinting: How advertisers, governments and covert agencies track your online presence

Special to WorldTribune, July 21, 2021 BIG TECH Watch By Richard N. Madden Am I being tracked online? Even with the most sophisticated VPN, Ad-Block and privacy browser extensions, the answer is still most likely: “Yes.” Internet privacy has been the central issue concerning digital rights in the last decade as Internet service companies transition […]

A closer look at Facebook’s stealth censorship and its corporate media ‘fact-checkers’

A closer look at Facebook’s stealth censorship and its corporate media ‘fact-checkers’

Analysis by WorldTribune, June 2, 2021 Facebook is under fire for reversing its policy on censoring posts relating to the origins of Covid-19. But does anyone expect this entity, more powerful than nations, to be held to account? Meanwhile, this mass communications colossus continues to micromanage the public’s access to information along increasingly narrow, ideological […]