Daily Archives: April 6, 2018

Chilling aerial footage shows ‘Great March of Return’ battleground at Israel-Gaza border (VIDEO)

The Palestinian ‘Great March of Return’ was covered in thick plumes of black smoke as thousands of tires were burned on Friday, in rage against Israeli control of the occupied territories, incredible drone footage has exposed. Thousands of Palestinians flocked to the Gaza-Israeli border on Friday for the second week of the ‘Great Return March’ protests. While Israeli forces ordered ...

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Twitter delays API overhaul that could change how third-party apps operate

After a bit of a hubbub among developers this morning who were pissed that in a few months their third-party Twitter apps could lose essential functionality, Twitter announced that they would be delaying the sunset of certain APIs in an effort to make sure developers have enough time to make changes. The current date the APIs were set to retire ...

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Brazil's Lula defies jailing deadline shielded by hundreds of supporters (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Federal police in Brazil have reportedly decided to hold off the arrest of the former President Lula da Silva, who stayed inside the headquarters of a steelworkers union past the deadline, surrounded by hundreds of his supporters. The fate of the 72-year-old former Brazilian leader is in limbo, after da Silva, known as Lula in the country, did not turn ...

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Blackout: US military spent $60 million on Afghanistan power lines to nowhere

The US military spent $ 60 million on a new section of power grid in Afghanistan’s northeast. It doesn’t work and may even put residents at risk, according to a report from the US government’s reconstruction watchdog. While the power lines have been built, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) found that mismanagement by the Army Corps of ...

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Apple voices opposition to Clean Power Plan repeal

The Clean Power Plan is shaping up to be the latest Obama-era legislation on the Trump administration chopping block. In fact, Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt has been quite open in his intentions to kill the plan focused on cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Apple is among the first — but likely not the last — of companies to voice ...

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#ReconnectJulian: Fmr intelligence officers & whistleblowers urge Ecuador to end Assange isolation

WikiLeaks supporters are calling on Ecuador’s government to restore Julian Assange’s communication privileges, arguing that jamming his phone and internet access violates his rights, a former CIA officer and whistleblower told RT. In late March the government of Ecuador decided to cut off Julian Assange from the outside world by blocking his phone and internet access, over the WikiLeaks editor’s ...

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Want data privacy? You’ll have to pay for that – Facebook COO

Facebook’s chief operating officer has said that if users aren’t comfortable with their data being shared with advertisers, they would have to pay to use the platform. Sheryl Sandberg, second in command at Facebook, told NBC News that the social media platform runs on user data, and the only way users would be able to completely opt out of sharing ...

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Ballet in time of Cold War: Russian dance troupe hailed as 'messenger of peace & love' in US (VIDEO)

Whenever the Cold War is raging between Russia and the west, it’s ballet that helps build bridges and ease drama, says a leading choreographer, who’s taking his St. Petersburg company on a tour of the US. “This has already become a world tradition, when the Cold War begins between the west and the east or between Russia and the west, ...

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BP thinks an oil spill in Australia would be ‘welcome boost’ for locals

BP, the company behind the deadly Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster, the biggest in history, has claimed an oil spill off the South Australian coast would be a good thing, as the clean up would boost local economies. BP made the outlandish claim as part of its bid to drill for oil in the pristine Great Australian Blight. “In most ...

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‘Conspiracy theory’? Homeland Security wants to track journalists & analyze media ‘sentiment’

The US Department of Homeland Security is looking to build a media monitoring database. When some reporters objected, a DHS spokesman dismissed their concerns as fodder for “black helicopter conspiracy theorists.” Service providers who want to bid for the program have until April 13 to submit a capabilities statement, according to the notice posted on the federal contractor website by ...

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