Daily Archives: October 3, 2018

Russian influence & meddling in US ‘pales in comparison’ with China’s, Pence believes

The White House has stepped up its showdown with China, casting it as the new top bogeyman, with Mike Pence declaring that the notorious Russian interference and meddling ‘pales’ in comparison to Beijing’s influence in US affairs. China is increasingly assuming the role of number one villain for the White House administration, ahead of the US midterm election and amid ...

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Twitter launches a ‘Data Saver’ mode that makes its main app more like Twitter Lite

An updated version of the Twitter mobile app will allow users to gain more control over their data usage – similar to how the Twitter Lite app designed for emerging markets works. Now, instead of having to download a separate app in order to limit data consumption or manually adjust various settings, users will be able to turn on a ...

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‘Near collision’: Leaked photos show Chinese ship chasing away US destroyer in South China Sea

Four photos apparently depicting the moment a Chinese destroyer had a close encounter with USS Decatur in the South China Sea have surfaced online, showing the blockbuster ‘near collision’ encounter of the two navies. The US Navy pictures, obtained by gCaptain website and authenticated by a naval source to Stars and Stripes, depict the tense encounter of the Arleigh Burke-class ...

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Facebook tests Snap Map-style redesign of Nearby Friends

Helping friends meet up offline has been a massive missed opportunity for Facebook . Whether because the brand is too creepy or the politely opt-in 2015 rollout of its location sharing feature wasn’t creepy enough, Facebook Nearby Friends never quite took off. Only 103 of my 1,120 friends in San Francisco have it turned on. It’s not the only one ...

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‘Unrelenting vindictiveness’: Pilger talks MSM landscape & Assange, Syria & US sanctions wars

There are two types of media in the world – approved and unapproved – and the public is generally only allowed to see the former, journalist John Pilger told RT. He also spoke about Western sanctions and Trump’s approach in Syria. Speaking to RT’s Going Underground, Pilger said that he believes you can categorize the news as approved or unapproved. ...

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‘Bowing to racists’? University in Ohio cancels musical over ‘whitewashing’ backlash

A university in Ohio has cancelled a planned production of the musical ‘West Side Story’ after students complained that Latino roles were given to white students instead of students of Latino descent. Kent State University decided to cancel the show entirely instead of recasting it and replaced it with a production of the Children of Eden, which is expected to ...

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Budapest warns Kiev against expelling consul, vows to retaliate ‘immediately’

Hungary’s FM Peter Szijjarto has warned Kiev against expelling its consul, vowing it would retaliate “immediately” if it did. Hungary and Ukraine are locked in a bitter diplomatic row over Kiev’s ‘forced Ukrainization’ policies. Budapest will not voluntarily recall its consul to the town of Beregovo, located in western Ukraine, Szijjarto said on Wednesday, after talks with his Russian counterpart ...

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Apple’s Tim Cook talks privacy, user data in China and banning Alex Jones

Notoriously secret on one hand, Apple has never been one to shy away from speaking its mind on matters of principle. During this current period of societal tumult, the $ 1 trillion company has more to answer for than ever. In a new interview with VICE News Tonight on HBO, Apple chief executive Tim Cook talked about a slew of ...

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'F*ck Kavanaugh' lipstick and 4 other below-the-belt attacks on embattled Supreme Court nominee

Many might have felt that the Senate hearing was humiliation enough for Brett Kavanaugh, at least until he is actually found guilty of any crime. For others, it was just the beginning. Campaigning cosmetics F*ck Kavanaugh lipstick is definitely empowered female anger, and not tone-lowering opportunism. After all what could be more defiant than the name of a purported sexual ...

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Democrat House staffer arrested for doxxing 3 Republican senators during Kavanaugh hearing

A Democrat congressional staffer has been arrested and charged with publishing the personal information of three GOP senators. The arrest vindicates Rep. Maxine Waters, but may be bad news for her colleague Sheila Jackson Lee. Jackson A. Cosko, 27, was named by the Capitol Police on Wednesday as the suspect behind the Wikipedia edits to pages of Senators Lindsey Graham ...

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