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ICE ups ante in standoff with NYC: ‘This is not a request’

Trump's Lawyers Formally Answer Articles of Impeachment

Cops Mistake Medical Emergency for Drug Use, Viciously Beat Man with Batons

Epstein’s Former Lawyers Picked for Donald Trump’s Defense Team

Adam Schiff takes on Trump, calling him an 'erratic hothead.' Now he's feeling the heat

Instead of Arresting and Jailing Drug Addicts, Police are Getting Them Help—And It’s Working

Award-winning Cop Arrests Musician on "Asshole Charge" for Cursing at him

Immunity Just Barely Denied To Cop Who Claimed Driving A Beat-Up Car And Paying For Purchases Is Suspicious Behavior

The DEA seized her father’s life savings at an airport without alleging any crime occurred, lawsuit says

Cops Violently Assault Grandma In Her Home After Granddaughter Cursed at Police

Minding Your Mood

DEMS TRIAL TRAP not allowing Trump to take office even if reelected (call Congress (202) 224-3121)

California drivers aren’t paying traffic fines. Here’s what Gov. Newsom plans to do

Police: Couple lured thieves with unattended bike, then beat them with bats in videos posted to YouTube

Cults Queen of Heaven

Susan Collins Working with ‘Small Group’ of GOP Senators to Rally Support for Impeachment Witnesses

Pelosi says Trump ‘impeached for life’ despite McConnell’s ‘gamesmanship,’ ‘coverup’

A Pimp, A POTUS, And A Plane

Neil Peart, Rush Drummer Who Set a New Standard for Rock Virtuosity, Dead at 67

Propaganda and Islam: What You’re Not Being Told

Atlanta Police Make Monumental Move, Disband Entire Drug Unit to Focus on Actual Crime

Electricity Mysteriously “Started Flowing” Through Norway’s Soil on Monday

Ohio Police Captain Gets Pulled Over While Driving Drunk; Officers Let Him Go Home

Tech Giant Doesn’t Want Anyone to be Offended … Ever (And Other Absurd Weekly News)

New Jersey Cop Arrested for Allegedly Stealing Money From Suspects

Come Home, America: Stop Policing the Globe and Put an End to Wars-Without-End

It’s Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

The War Pigs Are Finally Revealing Themselves — And This Is Just The Beginning…

Magnificent Storyteller Soldier Reveals What He Saw In Vietnam

Russia’s Officials And Media Commentators React To The Killing Of Soleimani

Chelsea Clinton's dubious 'earnings' She made big bucks in chemicals and TV, courtesy of nepotism, not skill

Epstein’s Noose Contradicts Official Story of His “Suicide”

Pentagon sends six B-52 strategic bombers to military base on Diego Garcia

City Says Man's Giant, Semi-Ironic 'Trump 2020' Sign Is a Code Violation

UMass Amherst Removed a Professor for Showing a "Downfall" Hitler Parody Video

Stampede kills 40 at funeral for Iran general killed by US

Bolton's willingness to testify in Trump's trial ramps up pressure on Senate Republicans

The Climate Change Sham!

Don't Believe Mike Pence's Spin About Iran and 9/11

3,000 additional troops to deploy to Middle East as Pentagon prepares for Soleimani strike fallout

Did Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais go TOO far? Comedian jokes about Jeffrey Epstein and Prince Andrew as he eviscerates 'woke' Hollywood, telling stars: 'If ISIS started a streaming service, you'd call your agent

Stop saying Biden is the 'most electable'. Trump will run rings round him

RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN CRITICIZES PRO-HITLER POLISH AMBASSADOR TO NAZI GERMANY: THAT BASTARD WAS AN ANTISEMITIC PIG; I HAVE NO OTHER WORDS

NYPD Returns Legal Hemp to Owner after Bragging on Twitter of Huge Pot Bust

Trump’s Point of No Return

IRGC Quds Force Commander Qasem Soleimani: Trump's Rhetoric Is That of a Casino

Sheriff says "All out Civil War" if gun confiscation

Corporate Media Turns to Warhawks, Including Former Bush Officials, to Beat Drums of War on Iran

Yes, the United Nations is hiring "disarmament officers" in New York. The question is "why"?

United Methodist Church announces proposal to split over LGBTQ rights


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Beware of Robots Telling You How to Vote
Post Date: 2016-07-18 09:45:19 by Willie Green
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Voting is partially a social endeavor, in which people consider the opinions of others when making up their own minds. Increasingly, though, they're being influenced by an inhuman force: software robots specifically designed to deceive them.Lest democracy be undermined, humans need help in distinguishing their brethren from the bots.Two years ago, in a report filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the social networking site Twitter estimated that more than 23 million of its active user accounts were being run by “bots” -- software agents or bits of code that act on their own to respond to news and world events. They interact with real users, never revealing ...

China now has world's fastest supercomputer called Sunway TaihuLight with 10M cores, 125 petaflops
Post Date: 2016-06-20 12:37:43 by Willie Green
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China has now taken the lead in the supercomputing industry as they now have more supercomputers than the United States with their new Sunway TaihuLight machine that has a theoretical top speed of 125 petaflops. Top500, who compiles the rankings of supercomputers twice every year, has revealed that the China-made Sunway TaihuLight supercomputer is more than two times as powerful as the previous recordholder. It is located in the Chinese Supercomputing Center located in the Jiuangsu province. What made the achievement more impressive is that the Sunway TaihuLight is made from China's own chips without relying on existing architecture from Intel, the Wall Street Journal has learned. ...

OPM Seeks Social Media Tracking for Background Checks (bids sought for spy-bot contract)
Post Date: 2016-04-13 17:41:04 by Hondo68
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10 FACE/Shutterstock.com The Office of Personnel Management is preparing for a pilot program to automatically track public social media postings of people applying for security clearances. OPM is conducting market research to find companies that can perform automated social media tracking and other types of Web crawling as part of the background investigation process, according to an April 8 request for information posted online. Responses from interested companies are due by April 15. OPM is looking for companies that can automatically browse “publicly available electronic information,” which includes information posted to news and media sites; Facebook, Twitter and other ...

McAfee: I Will Decrypt Information on the San Bernardino Phone For Free
Post Date: 2016-02-18 13:06:13 by Hondo68
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Image: Facebook Using an obscure law, written in 1789 — the All Writs Act — the US government has ordered Apple to place a back door into its iOS software so the FBI can decrypt information on an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters. It has finally come to this. After years of arguments by virtually every industry specialist that back doors will be a bigger boon to hackers and to our nation’s enemies than publishing our nuclear codes and giving the keys to all of our military weapons to the Russians and the Chinese, our government has chosen, once again, not to listen to the minds that have created the glue that holds this world together. This is a black day and ...

RIP: Adblock Plus [money-grubbing sellouts]
Post Date: 2016-02-13 07:30:53 by Tooconservative
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I got a little too excited when the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) chief called Adblock Plus (ABP) "an unethical, immoral, mendacious coven of techie wannabes." I immediately wanted to know when the next coven meeting was and how many stars to sew onto my witch cape. The chief's accusations of heresy came after ABP was disinvited from the bureau's Leadership Summit. IAB's chief further twisted the ceremonial dagger by saying they weren't invited "in the first place." After that splendid outburst of public bitchiness, finding and joining the ad-blocking coven was my destiny. But little did I know that any ad-free witchery Adblock Plus might've ...

Your Old USB Flash Drive Could Help Fight North Korean Repression
Post Date: 2016-02-09 16:47:02 by Willie Green
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A tiny USB memory stick is unlikely to bring down Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un, but thousands upon thousands of them just might help enlighten the North Korean people to the freedoms enjoyed by the outside world, according to human-rights activists. The New York-based Human Rights Foundation and Forum 280, a Silicon Valley nonprofit, have teamed up to launch a program that will collect donated USB flash drives, load them with content ranging from "South Korean soap operas to Hollywood films to Korean-language versions of Wikipedia to interviews with North Korean defectors," and smuggle them into the North for ordinary North Koreans to enjoy. The goal of the initiative, dubbed ...

The Pirate Bay is now the largest video streaming site in the world
Post Date: 2016-02-08 23:35:06 by A K A Stone
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Netflix has a lot of streaming content, but so do services like Hulu and HBO. The Pirate Bay has put them all to shame now with the combination of in-browser streaming technology combined with its usual disregard for copyright. TPB is the first major torrent tracker to support a new streaming plugin called Torrents-Time. After downloading, users can stream any video listed on the site. Torrents-Time is a separate project that is not directly affiliated with TPB. It has been integrated with a few smaller sites, and there’s a dedicated website for the service. It’s also (partially) open source and available on GitHub. The Pirate Bay has Torrents-Time links right next to the ...

Recent Temp Outages of Libertysflame.com
Post Date: 2015-12-29 11:06:31 by Pinguinite
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I've noticed some issues with the site being inaccessible recently. A check has shown the difficulty has been with the entire linode data center, as linode.com (the host for the web server for this site) has also been inaccessible. A check just now with linode shows a report by linode staff that a DOS attack has been in play against the data center, likely having nothing to do with this site. They are taking care of it, and hopefully all will be well soon. Linode has been a very reliable and high quality service, consistently, for the many years I've been with them, so this type of thing is very unusual, but they are on top of it.

Targeting racist trolls by putting their comments on local billboards
Post Date: 2015-12-01 08:09:25 by Willie Green
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Brazilians who post racist abuse online may see their words blown up and pasted onto billboards near their houses.The campaign is called "Virtual racism, real consequences" and it's backed by Criola, a civil rights organisation run by Afro-Brazilian women. The group collects comments from Facebook or Twitter and uses geolocation tools to find out where the people who have posted them live. They then buy billboard space nearby and post the comments in huge letters, although names and photos are pixelated.Criola's founder Jurema Werneck says the campaign is intended to encourage people to speak out and report racism. "Those people [who post abuse online] think they can ...

How Comcast wants to meter the Internet
Post Date: 2015-10-27 15:53:10 by Willie Green
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NEW YORK (AP) — This year marked a turning point for Comcast, the cable giant: It now has more Internet than TV customers. And it's trying out how to charge you for the amount of data you use, much the way Verizon and AT&T do for wireless customers. Why risk doing something that upsets customers? Most large cable companies — AT&T and some smaller providers are the main exceptions — offer unlimited data plans. The reason is simple. Comcast currently takes in more revenue from video customers than from Internet customers, but that's not likely to be true forever. A small but growing number of consumers are skipping cable subscriptions as hours spent watching ...

Tired Of Telemarketers? So Is The FCC
Post Date: 2015-10-22 08:42:47 by Willie Green
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Telemarketers have been a real annoyance to everyone over the last few decades. Although the FCC is not the source of these calls, it is not uncommon for the Commission to receive consumer complaints over unwanted robocalls and telemarketers. Although there have been some attempts in the past to resolve these issues, it persists as a growing problem. Now the FCC plans to help develop technologies to block these unwanted calls going to both landline and mobile phone users. The FCC's Role The FCC's plan to encourage the development of these "do-not-disturb" technologies is fairly simple. Each week, the FCC receives numerous user complaints about telemarketers. The ...

My browser visited Weather.com and all I got was this lousy malware [also Drudge, Wunderground, Yahoo] [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2015-08-15 11:27:29 by Tooconservative
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Millions of people visiting weather.com, drudgereport.com, wunderground.com, and other popular websites were exposed to attacks that can surreptitiously hijack their computers, thanks to maliciously manipulated ads that exploit vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash and other browsing software, researchers said. The malvertising campaign worked by inserting malicious code into ads distributed by AdSpirit.de, a network that delivers ads to Drudge, Wunderground, and other third-party websites, according to a post published Thursday by researchers from security firm Malwarebytes. The ads, in turn, exploited security vulnerabilities in widely used browsers and browser plugins that install malware on ...

Microsoft's Windows 10 Torrent-U-Like updates GULP DOWN your precious bandwidth
Post Date: 2015-08-03 09:02:13 by A K A Stone
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Feel like your network bandwidth is slipping away? Windows 10 could be the culprit. Microsoft’s new desktop operating system has employed a torrent-style approach to sharing updates with your fellow Windows 10 users. The OS employs a system of sharing updates between users’ PCs and across their own networks rather than download direct from Microsoft. The system is called Windows Update Delivery Optimisation, or WUDO. WUDO came to light as people began downloading Windows 10 – released on Wednesday – to their machines. It’s been causing surprises. According to Microsoft, WUDO lets you get updates when there’s limited or unreliable connection to the internet. ...

Fiat Chrysler will recall vehicles over hacking worries (1.4M to recieve USB flash drive - update)
Post Date: 2015-07-25 17:50:29 by Hondo68
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Washington — Under government pressure, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV agreed Friday to recall 1.4 million vehicles that can be cyber-hacked remotely — as Congress, automakers and regulators are raising increasing concerns about vehicle communications.The first-of-its-kind callback came just days after a magazine report showed hackers could wirelessly take control of some functions of a Jeep Cherokee.The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it will open an investigation into the recall to ensure all vehicles that could be affected are covered. “Opening this investigation will allow NHTSA to better assess the effectiveness of the remedy proposed by Fiat ...

Here's The FCC's Plan To Narrow 'Digital Divide' For Better Internet Access
Post Date: 2015-05-30 11:53:20 by Willie Green
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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is emphasizing the critical role of the Internet in modern life, communication, education and employment. The Federal Communications Commission is redefining broadband access as a new "lifeline" feature in addition to the landline and wireless phone access many low-income American familes already receive. For 30 years, low-income households have received assistance from the federal government in paying their phone bills. Now, Wheeler is proposing the same subsidized access to advanced telecommunications services, ensuring that all Americans can afford broadband Internet service. "Broadband is every bit as important today as plain old phone ...

A really dumb question from a 5/8 blind guy
Post Date: 2015-05-29 18:42:03 by Chuck_Wagon
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Okay - this is really dumb - and kind-of embarrassing. Computers have audio jacks - right? Sure they do. They USED to be LABELED as to what they are. Right? And they still ARE labeled (sometimes) with little itsy bitsy symbols molded into the black plastic. These symbols cannot easily be read and understood - (except by blind people). So that is why - luckily - someone, about 35 years ago - came up with a color scheme for the jacks (plugs). 'Red is this, green is that' - etc. Now you might THINK that someone would have memorizedthat color scheme in the past 37 years. Ah! But you would be wrong. I'm trying to wire up this new computer into my mess - and I realize that I am ...

Google’s self-driving cars are getting into accidents
Post Date: 2015-05-11 19:00:21 by Willie Green
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A handful of autonomous cars have been in accidents during test runs in California, posing a key question for the future of driverless vehicles: Are they actually any safer? Four of the about 50 self-driving cars in California have been in accidents since September, the Associated Press reported Monday. Three of the four cars were Google’s Lexus SUVs. The fourth was a Delphi Automotive car. Driverless cars have been hailed as a technology with the potential to improve safety by removing human error from roads. Two accidents took place while the cars were driving, but for the other two, humans behind the wheel had control, according to the AP. Under California law, collision reports ...

Debian 8.0 'Jessie' is out and even Microsoft is celebrating
Post Date: 2015-04-25 11:35:20 by Willie Green
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The wait is over. Debian 8.0—“Jessie”—will be released on April 25, after a nearly two-year development cycle for the next release of this long-standing Linux distribution. Microsoft is even throwing Debian a birthday party, complete with cake. Sure, it’s basically just an advertisement for Microsoft’s Azure cloud-computing platform, but it’s still amusing. Software, security, and desktop updates As usual—with every Linux distribution, really—the biggest changes you’ll notice are package updates. The majority of the packages included with Debian have had their versions bumped to the latest ones. From desktop environments and desktop ...

Google Maps hides an image of the Android robot urinating on Apple
Post Date: 2015-04-24 09:35:46 by Willie Green
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A small patch of terrain in Google Maps just south of the Pakistani city of Rawlpindi has been found to contain a bizarre image of the Android robot urinating on the Apple logo. The image, apparently an Easter egg added by a Google employee or data provider, remains visible on Google Maps itself. While some parts of Google’s mapping data are user-editable, the base terrain information isn’t, suggesting that whoever inserted the image has privileged access – and perhaps thought it wouldn’t be found. The image in its original location. Unsurprisingly, the real terrain underneath bears no resemblance to the picture, (loosely) adapted from a famous bootleg of Bill ...

Rand Paul’s Internet Army
Post Date: 2015-04-23 17:57:56 by Hondo68
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Welcome to the front lines of the battle for your Facebook news feed. Vincent Harris wants details, and he’s not getting them. The 26-year-old political consultant is quizzing two Facebook guys who’ve showed up at the Austin headquarters of his media firm, and all he’s getting back is a pat lecture about the value of social networking for online campaigns. Harris and the dozen staffers gathered in his company’s conference room don’t exactly need to be convinced: This is what they do. And by the time the 2016 presidential campaign is over, these twentysomethings expect to be paid millions of dollars for doing it well. They already spend all day everyday on the ...

You can play with Utah cats over the Internet, right now
Post Date: 2015-04-22 09:30:21 by Willie Green
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Stop what you're doing. Whatever it is, it doesn't matter — you could be playing with cats over the Internet instead.The Humane Society of Utah has set up in a room of its shelter three remote-controlled cat toys that people can control through the iPet Companion website. Visitors to the site wait their turn for a two-minute session that gives you control over the toys, and a surveillance camera to watch the cats play. Once the session is over, you can get back in line for another turn.The Murray shelter launched the new feature Monday morning, and hope it will dispel the myth that a shelter is "a sad, depressing place" and shine special attention on cats who tend to ...

Scientists develop algorithm that can auto-ban internet trolls
Post Date: 2015-04-13 14:55:29 by Tooconservative
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Researchers at Cornell University claim to be able to identify internet trolls with more than 80% AUC*, positing the possibility of creating automated methods to identify or even auto-ban forum and comment-thread pests. Justin Cheng, Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil and Jure Leskovec submitted the paper Antisocial Behavior in Online Discussion Communities [PDF] in early April, which details the findings from an 18-month study of banned commenters over three high-traffic communities: news giant cnn.com, political hub breitbart.com and the vocal gaming communities at ign.com. The study, which was partly-funded by Google and had the cooperation of the Disqus commenting ecosphere, compared ...

Battle Of Computer Sticks:
Post Date: 2015-04-08 07:28:41 by Willie Green
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Chromebit Vs. Compute Stick Vs. MK903V TV Stick Vs. Rikomagic V5 The Chromebit stick by ASUS may look like a small candy bar, but it delivers a full computing experience perfect for school work and business-related tasks. Computer sticks, sometimes referred to as stick computers, stick PCs, Android-on-a-Stick and Android mini-PCs, have rapidly evolved from their spotty and less appealing reputation to having a popular and widely-distributed status. By simply connecting a stick to a TV or a monitor's HDMI input, a person can start working on a secondary PC or media center in a matter of minutes. They also offer the freedom for to work in any location as they are portable enough to carry ...

Facebook accused of tracking all users even if they delete accounts, ask never to be followed
Post Date: 2015-03-31 15:28:16 by Tooconservative
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A new report claims that Facebook secretly installs tracking cookies on users’ computers, allowing them to follow users around the internet even after they’ve left the website, deleted their account and requested to be no longer followed. Academic researchers said that the report showed that the company was breaking European law with its tracking policies. The law requires that users are told if their computers are receiving cookies except for specific circumstances.Facebook’s tracking — which it does so that it can tailor advertising — involves putting cookies or small pieces of software on users’ computers, so that they can then be followed around the ...

EU joins U.S. to try to stop China's new technology rules
Post Date: 2015-03-21 11:11:58 by A Pole
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The European Union on Thursday sharply criticized China's new cyber security rules, joining a global effort to challenge measures that U.S. and EU companies say could force them out of the Chinese market. [...] China's banking regulator has adopted new standards requiring tech products to be "secure and controllable" for use in the financial sector. Those that have not been developed in China must be registered with the government, putting at risk corporate secrets, secure emails and encrypted data. The United States has led a global push to pressure Beijing to change course, the latest friction in a difficult trade relationship between the West and the world's no. ...

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