Daily Archives: November 1, 2017

US senator calls Russian govt 'fascist,' embassy shoots back

Published time: 2 Nov, 2017 04:24 Edited time: 2 Nov, 2017 04:38 US Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon), who branded the Russian leadership “fascist” during Senate testimony on the alleged Russian meddling in the US elections, is “yet another US lawmaker who lost his senses,” Russia’s embassy in Washington has said. Read more US Internet giants Facebook, Twitter and Google were ...

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‘Not propaganda’: RT’s Ed Schultz challenges Congress to summon him (VIDEO)

RT America’s Ed Schultz tore into lawmakers who have alleged that RT America meddled in the 2016 presidential election. Schultz didn’t pull any punches, calling the Congressional investigation “disgraceful” and “unprofessional.” On Wednesday, Schultz ended his daily news show “The News With Ed Schultz,” with a response to the Senate Intelligence Committee, and its ranking member Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California), ...

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Thoughts on the #techhearings from my time in Product Safety at Twitter

Leslie MileyContributor Leslie Miley is a Silicon Valley native who has held engineering leadership roles at Slack, Twitter, Apple and Google. Featured in USA Today, TechCrunch Disrupt, Wired’s 2017 Next List, Miley now advises several startups founded by women and minorities and is an investor in a fund dedicated to diverse entrepreneurs. More posts by this contributor: Tech’s term sheets ...

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Egyptian lawyer says it’s ‘national duty’ to rape women in ripped jeans, sparking fury

Published time: 2 Nov, 2017 03:53 Egypt’s National Council for Women’s Rights (NCWR) is filing a report with the country’s prosecutor-general following televised remarks made by a controversial lawyer who said it was “a national duty” to rape women who wear ripped jeans. “Girls must respect themselves so others respect them. Protecting morals is more important than protecting borders,” lawyer ...

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Here’s how Russia targeted its fake Facebook ads and how those ads performed

It’s impossible to know just how much stuff being circulated on social networks is Russian state content in sheep’s clothing, although tech companies are scrambling to figure that out. Now, thanks to Congress, we just got a rare peek behind the curtain of how Facebook’s ad operations were manipulated by a foreign power to foment outrage and division in American ...

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Smarter than the average Grizzly: Tech-savvy bear removes memory card from camera trap (VIDEO)

Published time: 2 Nov, 2017 02:06 A Himalayan bear, apparently fed up with its pictures being taken by an automated camera in a Russian national park, ended up dismantling the rig and ripping out its memory card. The Himalayan black bear was recorded by two camera traps in the “Land of the Leopard” national park in Russia’s Far East. It ...

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Chainsaw suicide: Police called to domestic brawl find gruesome scene

Published time: 2 Nov, 2017 01:13 Edited time: 2 Nov, 2017 01:34 An elderly man reportedly used a chainsaw to take his own life after hacking at his wife with an ax during a domestic dispute in Fairfax County, Virginia. The woman survived and was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The incident occurred in the Springfield Hills Drive ...

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Google’s Pixelbook is my new favorite travel buddy

The Google Pixelbook is a bit of an odd duck among notebooks, or among tablets – or even among notebook/tablet hybrids. It’s a Chromebook, which by now is an established category, though one with very specific appeal; and it runs Android apps, which makes it feel very much like an iPad competitor. It’s a great device in terms of hardware ...

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Navy proposes more sleep, training for sailors after ‘avoidable’ ship collisions

Multiple Navy reviews show human error caused two naval ship collisions that killed 17 sailors this year. The incidents could have been avoided with improved training and managing sailors’ fatigue while stationed overseas, the Navy finds. US Navy leaders have called for around 60 improvements across its Pacific fleet in the wake of the recent collisions. Admiral John Richardson, the ...

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