Daily Archives: September 14, 2018

The curious case of the New York Times and Nikki Haley’s curtains

In another swipe at the Trump administration, the New York Times has blamed US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley for pricey curtains at her residence. Buried deep in the article? Admission they were commissioned under Obama. Of all the things to focus on when covering the often-undiplomatic and belligerent US envoy to the world organization, the Times chose to ...

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12yo boy among 3 Palestinians killed during ‘March of Return’ at Gaza border

Three people, including a 12-year-old boy, have been killed on the Gaza border as Israeli forces used live ammunition against Palestinian protesters rallying against the Israeli occupation. Some 248 people have been injured. The deadliest Israeli-Palestinian clashes since the 2014 Gaza War have resulted in three more casualties: Hani Ramzi Afaneh and Mohammad Khalil Shaqoura, both 21, as well as ...

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Hang in there! Weather anchor dramatically braces against Hurricane Florence winds (VIDEO)

A video of Weather Channel’s Mike Seidel battling wind gusts in the eye of hurricane Florence has gone viral for all the wrong reasons, after two men casually walking by in the background were spotted on live broadcast. During a live Weather Channel broadcast from Wilmington, North Carolina, Seidel is seemingly holding on for his life. He has been ridiculed ...

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Careful what you wish for: ThinkProgress gets censored by Facebook fact-checkers

Left-wing opinion site ThinkProgress has found itself censored by Facebook’s ‘fact checkers,’ just weeks after calling on the social network to censor right-wing polemicist Alex Jones. A ThinkProgress article on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, published Sunday, was deemed ‘fake news’ by Facebook’s fact checkers. The article itself claimed that Kavanaugh would overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 case ...

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Amazon’s HQ2 location will be announced this year

Things have been pretty quiet on the Amazon HQ2 front. Earlier this year, the online retail giant announced that it had whittled the list of potential host cities for a second headquarters down to 20, but beyond that, the company hasn’t shared much. Looks like we’ll be getting an answer before end of year, however. During a speech at the ...

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Three years later, Let’s Encrypt now secures 75% of the web

Bon anniversaire, Let’s Encrypt! The free-to-use non-profit founded in 2014 in part by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and is backed by Akamai, Google, Facebook, Mozilla and more. Three years ago Friday, it issued its first certificate. Since then, the numbers have exploded. To date, more than 380 million certificates have been issued on 129 million unique domains. Let’s Encrypt now secures 75 ...

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The new iPhone’s here, so Google wants to talk Pixel 3

In the off-chance you haven’t already had your fill of phone news for the week, Google just offered up a few friendly reminders that it’s got its own handset coming out in the not so distant future. The company’s event isn’t happening until early next month, but Google’s started with the teasers. Here’s a site with a big number 3, ...

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Swedish court outrages pro-Jewish groups by nixing deportation of Palestinian arsonist

Sweden’s court decision to overturn the expulsion of a Palestinian convicted of firebombing a local Synagogue has provoked a fierce reaction from Israel and pro-Jewish groups that called it a legitimization of anti-Semitism. The Court of Appeals for Western Sweden has overruled another court’s decision concerning a deportation of a Palestinian man, who was earlier convicted of staging an arson ...

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Fake hurricane Florence image depicts Sharknado scenario

Ever wonder what happens to the thousands of evacuees who flee the state to wait out an impending natural disaster, while fretting about what will be waiting for them when they return? Why they create fake news, of course. Category 1 hurricane Florence made landfall on the US East Coast early Friday, and already more than 60 people have been ...

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The iPhone SE was the best phone Apple ever made, and now it’s dead

I only wanted one thing out of 2018’s iPhone event: a new iPhone SE. In failing to provide it Apple seems to have quietly put the model out to pasture — and for this I curse them eternally. Because it was the best phone the company ever made. If you were one of the many who passed over the SE ...

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