Image of US Army Seeks Internet-of-Battlefield-Things, Distributed Bot Swarms - Defense One
US Army Seeks Internet-of-Battlefield-Things, Distributed Bot Swarms - Defense One
The Army Research Lab is turning more of its attention to fighting land wars against far more technologically sophisticated adversaries than it has in the past several decades. In the coming months, the Lab will fund new programs related to highly (but not fully) autonomous drones and robots that can withstand adversary electronic warfare operations. The Lab will also fund new efforts to develop b... [Read More]
Image of Fukushima's Nuclear Waste Will Be Dumped Into the Ocean, Japanese Plant Owner Says
Fukushima's Nuclear Waste Will Be Dumped Into the Ocean, Japanese Plant Owner Says
Updated  | Toxic waste produced by one of the world's worst nuclear disasters will be dumped into the sea, according to the head of the Japanese company tasked with cleaning up the radioactive mess, despite protests from local fishermen.Takashi Kawamura, chairman of Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), told foreign media that nearly 777,000 tons of water tainted with tritium, a byproduct of ... [Read More]
Image of Why China censors banned Winnie the Pooh - BBC News
Why China censors banned Winnie the Pooh - BBC News
The blocking of Winnie the Pooh might seem like a bizarre move by the Chinese authorities but it is part of a struggle to restrict clever bloggers from getting around their country's censorship.When is a set of wrist watches not just a set of wrist watches? When is a river crab not just a river crab? Inside the Great Firewall of China of course.Winnie the Pooh has joined a line of crazy, funny int... [Read More]
State Department Employee Arrested and Charged With Concealing Extensive Contacts With Foreign Agents - March 2017
A federal complaint was unsealed today charging Candace Marie Claiborne, 60, of Washington, D.C., and an employee of the U.S. Department of State, with obstructing an official proceeding and making false statements to the FBI, both felony offenses, for allegedly concealing numerous contacts that she had over a period of years with foreign intelligence agents.The charges were announced by Acting As... [Read More]
Image of Wikileaks releases excerpts of Hillary’s paid speech transcripts | New York Post: OCt 2016
Wikileaks releases excerpts of Hillary’s paid speech transcripts | New York Post: OCt 2016
Hacked e-mails show Hillary Clinton’s campaign feared that remarks she made during paid speeches to Wall Street firms behind closed doors would become public and used against her by political opponents.WikiLeaks released a batch of more than 2,000 internal e-mails out of 50,000 from the Clinton campaign and said the rest will be posted in coming weeks.Some of the e-mails include excerpts of Clinto... [Read More]
Image of Huma on Hillary’s $12M Morocco fiasco: ‘She created this mess and she knows it’ | New York Post
Huma on Hillary’s $12M Morocco fiasco: ‘She created this mess and she knows it’ | New York Post
Hillary Clinton solicited a $12 million donation from a government that her State Department considered corrupt, then realized the “mess” it would cause in her presidential run, a newly leaked ­email reveals.King Mohammed VI of Morocco agreed to give the money to the Clinton Foundation, provided that it held a convention in his country in May 2015 with Clinton as the keynote speaker.But Clinton re... [Read More]
Image of Why the Post Office Gives Amazon Special Delivery - WSJ
Why the Post Office Gives Amazon Special Delivery - WSJ
In my neighborhood, I frequently walk past “shop local” signs in the windows of struggling stores. Yet I don’t feel guilty ordering most of my family’s household goods on Amazon. In a world of fair competition, there will be winners and losers.But when a mail truck pulls up filled to the top with Amazon boxes for my neighbors and me, I do feel some guilt. Like many close observers of the shipping ... [Read More]
Image of Bizarre computer glitch sends technology stocks all crashing to same price
Bizarre computer glitch sends technology stocks all crashing to same price
A bizarre computer glitch sent shares in dozens of US technology companies including Apple, Amazon and Microsoft to the same price on Tuesday morning, leading some to apparently lose billions in market value.The bug showed many stocks on the Nasdaq exchange to briefly be reported as $123.47 on Bloomberg, Reuters and Google Finance data. It was triggered after financial information providers wrongl... [Read More]
Image of PressTV-Violence displaces 1 million in Congo's Kasai: UN
PressTV-Violence displaces 1 million in Congo's Kasai: UN
Deadly violence between government forces and tribal militias in DR Congo's central Kasai region has forced more than a million people from their homes over the past eight months, the UN said Friday.The fighting erupted after government troops last August killed tribal chief Jean Pierre Mpandi, also known as Kamwina Nsapu, who had launched an uprising against President Joseph Kabila.Yvon Edoumou o... [Read More]
Image of PressTV-4,600 people flee homes in DR Congo daily: UN
PressTV-4,600 people flee homes in DR Congo daily: UN
An average of 4,600 people flee their homes every day in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN says, warning of a dramatically deteriorating humanitarian situation in the country.A full 3.7 million people were displaced within DR Congo by the end of March - more than double the 1.6 million at the start of 2016, the United Nations humanitarian agency OCHA said.“This is a massive, massive deterio... [Read More]
Image of PressTV-Clintons ‘colluded’ with Russia: White House
PressTV-Clintons ‘colluded’ with Russia: White House
The White House has accused former US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton of “collusion” with Russia, in a bid to fend off new questions in the ongoing investigation into President Donald Trump’s alleged ties to Moscow.Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said during her off-camera press briefing on Wednesday that instead of Trump and his associates, the investigators shoul... [Read More]
Image of PressTV-UK says will not pay a penny more for Brexit bill
PressTV-UK says will not pay a penny more for Brexit bill
Junior Brexit minister Steve Baker says Britain will not pay the European Union a penny more than it needs as part of its Brexit settlement."We know that we have rights and obligations and we are testing the European claims, but we won't pay a penny more than we need to," Baker told Sky News on Thursday.Baker also criticized colleagues trying to avert a so-called hard Brexit, insisting there will ... [Read More]
Image of Exclusive: Roger Stone Responds To Obama's Lawsuit Against Him And President Trump » Alex Jones' Infowars
Exclusive: Roger Stone Responds To Obama's Lawsuit Against Him And President Trump » Alex Jones' Infowars
Alex Jones discuss the Democrat establishment’s outrageous lawsuit aimed at Roger Stone as well as the Trump campaign.The lawsuit, introduced by “Protect Democracy,” a group run by former Obama administration lawyers, is absurdly alleging that Stone and the Trump campaign somehow conspired with Russia to have their personal information exposed in the trove of Democratic emails and files released b... [Read More]
Image of Google Exposé Reveals Scam Behind Climate Change » Alex Jones' Infowars
Google Exposé Reveals Scam Behind Climate Change » Alex Jones' Infowars
Google’s scheme of paying professors to influence public opinion is also how the “global warming” scam works.“Google operates a little-known program to harness the brain power of university researchers to help sway opinion and public policy, cultivating financial relationships with professors at campuses from Harvard University to the University of California, Berkeley,” the WSJ reported.In a simi... [Read More]
Image of North Korea warns it will 'turn self-destructive US into a pile of ash' if Donald Trump orders attack on its nuclear sites
North Korea warns it will 'turn self-destructive US into a pile of ash' if Donald Trump orders attack on its nuclear sites
BRING IT UNChilling threat from trigger-happy tyrant Kim Jong-un as US test fires missile defence system designed to shield it from nuclear strikeNORTH Korea has vowed to “turn the US into a pile of ash” if Donald Trump tries to curb the nation’s nuclear ambitions by force.State-run newspaper Minju Choson warned military confrontation will “inevitably lead the US to self-destruction”.ReutersA Term... [Read More]
Image of New fears Drudge, InfoWars, Breitbart could face Dem FEC 'inquisition'
New fears Drudge, InfoWars, Breitbart could face Dem FEC 'inquisition'
A revived bid by a top Federal Election Commission Democrat could lead to an "inquisition" against conservative media outlets like the Drudge Report, InfoWars and Breitbart that take political advertising and are overseen by right-leaning owners or editors, according to critics.The plan, set for discussion at Thursday's FEC meeting, could open the door to political subpoenas targeting the websites... [Read More]
Image of “Show Me Your Papers” Becomes “Open Your Eyes” as Border Sheriffs Expand Iris Surveillance
“Show Me Your Papers” Becomes “Open Your Eyes” as Border Sheriffs Expand Iris Surveillance
Since his inauguration, President Donald Trump has found little funding for his “big, beautiful wall.” In the meantime, however, another acquisition promised to deter unauthorized immigrants is coming to the border: iris recognition devices. Thirty-one sheriffs, representing every county along the U.S.-Mexico border, voted unanimously on April 3 to adopt tools that will capture, catalogue, and com... [Read More]
Image of The history of warrantless surveillance and how to reform it.
The history of warrantless surveillance and how to reform it.
On June 2, 2015, the U.S. Congress passed the USA FREEDOM Act to reform certain U.S. surveillance authorities. At the time we praised the bill as an important step toward badly needed, comprehensive reform of U.S. surveillance law — the first in decades. We also indicated that the reform process was only just beginning.Today we are renewing our call to reform the law to ensure that human rights fo... [Read More]
Image of Dutch Senate votes in favor of dragnet surveillance powers – Bits of Freedom
Dutch Senate votes in favor of dragnet surveillance powers – Bits of Freedom
Disastrous resultWe’re beyond disappointed that a bill has been passed that faced such overwhelming opposition from experts, civil society and citizens alike. Traditionally, Senate concerns itself with the quality of legislation, compliance with the constitution and international agreements, and the question whether citizens' rights are upheld. The dragnet surveillance bill fails on all counts.Wha... [Read More]
Image of Luxury Bunkers For Sale: The Wealthy Are Buying Multi-Million Dollar Bunkers With “Highest Level Of Military Grade Security”
Luxury Bunkers For Sale: The Wealthy Are Buying Multi-Million Dollar Bunkers With “Highest Level Of Military Grade Security”
After Donald Trump was elected president, a lot of the fears and concerns that were once so common among conservatives and libertarians, seemed to fade. That state of relief was proven to be temporary, but fears of financial collapse and social disintegration still aren’t as prevalent now as they used to be. A lot of people have let their guard down, because they think things will be alright since... [Read More]
Image of Migrants to Get Seven Bedroom Home While 1,100 Brits On Housing Wait List » Alex Jones' Infowars
Migrants to Get Seven Bedroom Home While 1,100 Brits On Housing Wait List » Alex Jones' Infowars
‘Syrian refugees’ will be given a seven-bedroom home in one of the most desirable parts of Britain, it was revealed last night.The furnished end-of-terrace home – valued at over $500,00 – has been empty for two years but is now reserved for “imminent arrivals” by Rother Council, which has 1,132 people waiting for social housing.They are expected within weeks. Ukip home affairs spokeswoman Jane Col... [Read More]
Image of Robots debate future of humans at Hong Kong tech show | AFP.com
Robots debate future of humans at Hong Kong tech show | AFP.com
It was a spooky sight: two lifelike disembodied robot torsos discussing the pros and cons of humans in front of a nervously tittering audience in Hong Kong Wednesday.Artificial intelligence is the dominant theme at this year's sprawling RISE tech conference at the city's harbourfront convention centre, but the live robot exchange took the AI debate to another level.Handsome male humanoid Han, dres... [Read More]
Image of DRM and HTML5: it's now or never for the Open Web | Technology | The Guardian
DRM and HTML5: it's now or never for the Open Web | Technology | The Guardian
A meeting next Monday of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) will consider whether digital rights management should be part of the HTML5 web standard. But what's your opinion? The future of the Web is being decided at this very moment. While I'm speaking personally rather than for the W3C, the decisions made today by the W3C will build the Web of tomorrow, so these decisions will affect you. The q... [Read More]
Image of Who's adding DRM to HTML5? Microsoft, Google and Netflix • The Register
Who's adding DRM to HTML5? Microsoft, Google and Netflix • The Register
With tech companies abandoning the proprietary Flash and Silverlight media players for HTML5, it was inevitable somebody would try to inject DRM into the virgin spec.Microsoft, Google and Netflix are that “somebody”, having submitted a proposed modification to HTML5 to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) for “encrypted media extensions”.Their proposed addition, detailed here and picked apart here,... [Read More]
Image of Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That's Conspiring to Islamize America by P. David Gaubatz — Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists
Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That's Conspiring to Islamize America by P. David Gaubatz — Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists
With ISIS metastasizing into more than two dozen countries, a massive refugee crisis threatening to negatively impact America much the same way it has decimated Europe, and increasing numbers of homegrown terrorists, radicalized into embracing jihad, within our own borders, Muslim Mafia is the book you need in order to understand what is really happening to America.Muslim Mafia is the sensational ... [Read More]
Image of Germany 2016 Crime & Safety Report: Feb 2016
Germany 2016 Crime & Safety Report: Feb 2016
Germany 2016 Crime & Safety ReportTravel Health and Safety; Transportation Security; Stolen items; Theft; Financial Security; Fraud; Drug Trafficking; Murder; Burglary; Religious Terrorism; Right-wing; Left-wing; Anti-American sentiment; Riots/Civil Unrest; Other; Economic Espionage; Rape/Sexual ViolenceEurope > Germany; Europe > Germany > Berlin; Europe > Germany > Frankfurt; E... [Read More]
Image of Frankfurt Germany's biggest crime city - Newsfeed (hot) - Toytown Germany
Frankfurt Germany's biggest crime city - Newsfeed (hot) - Toytown Germany
Frankfurt is Germany's most dangerous city, thanks to its giant airport and volatile red-light district, figures from the federal police revealed over the weekend. Following in second and third place were Düsseldorf and Cologne. Crime statistics from 2012 released on Sunday showed that in Frankfurt, central Germany, there were 16,310 offences committed per 100,000 inhabitants. In Düsseldorf t... [Read More]
Image of What the June unemployment rate is not telling you about job losses- USA
What the June unemployment rate is not telling you about job losses- USA
Even though the June national unemployment rate held at 4.4 percent, millions of people are still out of work, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. It notes that the labor participation rate is now running at 62.8 percent. And many of those people may not be able to get a job for lack of having the right skills. It is a quandary facing the nation, and many argue it is hurting U.S. com... [Read More]
Image of Crime Increase Sparks Criminal Justice Reform Debate in California: May 2017
Crime Increase Sparks Criminal Justice Reform Debate in California: May 2017
LOS ANGELES—Crime has been going up in California, and some members of law enforcement and their support organizations are blaming a series of changes to California’s criminal justice system in recent years.Violent crime in California increased 10 percent and property crime increased 8.1 percent from 2014 to 2015, according to the California Office of the Attorney General. In Los Angeles, violent ... [Read More]
Image of The 11 vaccines set to become compulsory in France and why French doctors are firmly in favour  - The Local
The 11 vaccines set to become compulsory in France and why French doctors are firmly in favour - The Local
Eleven vaccinations for young children will be made compulsory in France from 2018. A "short term evil for the long term good", doctors say.France's new prime minister Edouard Philippe announced during Tuesday's parliamentary address that from 2018 vaccines for young children that are unanimously recommended by health authorities will become obligatory from 2018. During June, new health minis... [Read More]

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