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Bolivian leader digs up Pompeo comment about ‘transition’ in Venezuela after attack on Maduro

Evo Morales has lashed out at “Yankee interventionism” after an assassination attempt on the president of Venezuela, pointing to comments made by Mike Pompeo that the US is hoping for “transition” in the South American state. Morales, Bolivia’s staunchly anti-American president, took to Twitter to accuse the US of having “plans” for Venezuela, a day after Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro ...

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What we know about the Note 9

Some companies keep products a closely guarded secret, like they were nuclear codes or ingredients to a popular cola. Others seem less concerned about the whole thing, as long as it keeps people talking. Based on all we’ve seen from the Galaxy Note 9 to date, it seems that Samsung falls firmly into the latter camp. Of course, it’s key ...

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‘Defending state terrorism’: Trevor Noah under fire for old joke about 2012 Marikana killings

Liberal comedian Trevor Noah is facing a Twitter backlash for an old resurfaced joke about the 2012 Marikana massacre, during which 47 people were shot and killed by police in South Africa during a miners’ strike. Noah, who hosts the ‘Daily Show’ on Comedy Central, defended the use of lethal force by the South African police, saying that they “used ...

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Man reveals child abuse photos by complaining about FBI blocking porn

A man inadvertently led investigators to his images of child sex abuse by reportedly complaining to local police that the FBI was blocking access to explicit material depicting minors. Christopher Kruithof complained to a desk officer in Stratford, Connecticut that the FBI was blocking his mobile phone’s internet access due to images he viewed containing child abuse, the CT Post ...

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Congress members demand answers from Amazon about facial recognition software

When we called the ACLU’s Amazon’s Rekognition press release an “attention-grabbing stunt” when we wrote about it earlier today, well, consider that attention grabbed. Several Democratic members of Congress have responded with a strongly worded letter to founder Jeff Bezos. Reps. Jimmy Gomez and John Lewis issued a letter to Bezos, after the ACLU noted that the facial recognition software falsely ...

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It’s all about friction – new theory explains Yellowstone supervolcano’s power

New research proposes that the movement of ancient plates of rock is what powers Yellowstone Park’s supervolcano – the one that could devastate life on earth and blanket cities hundreds of miles away in dense suffocating ash. Sitting in America’s vast Yellowstone National Park is a dormant volcano so powerful that its eruption would drastically shape the future of humanity. ...

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Russia skeptical about US Crimea Declaration, says Washington fails to stick to commitments

The US has issued a declaration denouncing Russia’s acceptance of Crimea as its new region. Moscow replied, saying US policy changes, like the withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, show clearly the worth of American declarations. The United States will never recognize Crimea as part of Russia, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed, in a statement on Wednesday announcing the ...

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Chat app Line gets serious about gaming with its latest acquisition

Line, the company best-known for its popular Asian messaging app, is doubling down on games after it acquired a controlling stake in Korean studio NextFloor for an undisclosed amount. NextFloor, which has produced titles like Dragon Flight and Destiny Child, will be merged with Line’s games division to form the Line Games subsidiary. Dragon Flight has racked up 14 million ...

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Chat app Line gets serious about gaming with its latest acquisition

Line, the company best-known for its popular Asian messaging app, is doubling down on games after it acquired a controlling stake in Korean studio NextFloor for an undisclosed amount. NextFloor, which has produced titles like Dragon Flight and Destiny Child, will be merged with Line’s games division to form the Line Games subsidiary. Dragon Flight has racked up 14 million ...

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Man’s Facebook rant about ex pops up on her feed, court rules it violated restraining order

Unintended communication through social media may amount to a violation of a restraining order and does not get First Amendment protection, Maine’s Supreme Court has ruled, in an appeal case. Richard Heffron III, 39, of Bath, Maine, was convicted last year for violating a protection order arising from abuse. He did so by posting messages on his Facebook page about ...

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