Daily Archives: October 8, 2018

'No other country allows the police to kill with impunity,' black activist tells RT

Police in the US act like modern-day slave patrols, Black Agenda Report’s Margaret Kimberley told RT, after the historic conviction of Chicago cop Jason van Dyke for the murder of unarmed black teen Laquan McDonald. Chicago police officer Jason van Dyke was found guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old black teenager Laquan McDonald on October 20, ...

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Elon Musk deserves tougher love from the SEC

Four Elon Musk tweets. One Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit. Two settlement offers. Then some more Musk tweets taunting the SEC. While Tesla continues to prove its doubters wrong as an automotive and energy business, the ongoing social media sideshow hangs over its finances. The stock rose to $ 310.70 per share on Monday, after Musk agreed to settle with ...

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VIDEO: Motorway bridge collapses on railroad in Russian Far East

Published time: 9 Oct, 2018 03:52 Edited time: 9 Oct, 2018 03:53 A motorway bridge has collapsed on top of a railroad in the Russian Far East, just as a truck was driving on the bridge and seconds after a train had passed underneath it. CCTV footage of the collapse has appeared online. DETAILS TO FOLLOW Let’s block ads! (Why?) ...

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'F*CK. YOU. ALL': Google 'design lead' wishes for Republicans to burn in hell in Twitter outburst

An apparent senior Google employee went on an expletive-laden rant against GOP lawmakers who’d voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court. ‘F*CK. YOU. ALL. TO. HELL,’ the designer wrote, before deleting the tweet. While Google continues to pride itself on being nominally politically unbiased, some of its employees don’t appear to bother hiding their leanings – or ...

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Microsoft invests in Grab to bring AI and big data to on-demand services

Microsoft has made a strategic investment in ride-hailing and on-demand services company Grab as part of a deal that includes collaborating on big data and AI projects. Under the agreement, Singapore-based Grab will adopt Microsoft Azure as its preferred cloud platformAzure cloud computing service. Microsoft and Grab didn’t disclose financial terms. The idea behind the tie-up is for Grab to ...

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Gender danger: Trans student barred from all locker rooms, left in the open at school shooter drill

LGBTQ groups have criticized a Virginia public school for leaving a transgender student unprotected during a lockdown drill. While others hid in boys’ and girls’ locker rooms, teachers argued over where to hide the trans student. After a spate of school shootings earlier this year inspired copycat threats at Virginia middle schools, area school districts began scheduling “lockdown drills” to ...

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Facebook, are you kidding?

Facebook is making a video camera. The company wants you to take it home, gaze into its single roving-yet-unblinking eye and speak private thoughts to your loved ones into its many-eared panel. The thing is called Portal and it wants to live on your kitchen counter or in your living room or wherever else you’d like friends and family to ...

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U.S. government sides with Apple and Amazon, effectively denying Bloomberg ‘spy chip’ report

Homeland Security has said it has “no reason to doubt” statements by Apple, Amazon and Supermicro denying allegations made in a Bloomberg report published earlier this week. It’s the first statement so far from the U.S. government on the report, casting doubt on the findings. Homeland Security’s statement echos near-identical comments from the U.K.’s National Cyber Security Center. Bloomberg said, ...

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Teen-sexting Democrat ex-congressman Weiner to walk out of prison early

Anthony Weiner, a former Democratic congressman and husband of Hillary Clinton’s aide Huma Abedin, has reportedly had his 21-month sentence for sexting a teenager cut by three months, and is due to be released in May. Radar Online reported on Monday that the projected date for Weiner’s release had been moved from August to May 14, 2019. Weiner, who is ...

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Google+ to shut down after coverup of data-exposing bug

Google is about to have its Cambridge Analytica moment. A security bug allowed third-party developers to access Google+ user profile data since 2015 until Google discovered and patched it in March, but decided not to inform the world. When a user gave permission to an app to access their public profile data, the bug also let those developers pull their ...

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