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McCain death tweet gets anti-imperialist Aussie journalist banned from Twitter

Australian anti-war journalist Caitlin Johnstone has been suspended from Twitter. Her latest tweet apparently blasted Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) as a warmonger and suggested that his death would make the world a better place. Johnstone, a self-described“bogan socialist” and critic of imperialism, had over 33,000 followers on Twitter when she got banned – apparently over a Thursday post criticizing McCain. ...

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Teen fakes her own kidnapping to get $400 from father

A Kentucky teenager has been accused of going to extreme lengths to get some spending money from her father. Police say she staged her own kidnapping and demanded a $ 400 ransom. Mark Farley of Corbin, Kentucky went to the police to report his 19-year-old daughter Abbygail missing on Monday. The following day he is said to have received a ...

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From ‘menace’ to assets: Soros now buying social media shares

Months after denouncing social media as a “menace to society,” controversial billionaire George Soros is again investing into Facebook, Twitter and streaming services Spotify and Pandora, while scaling back his Google holdings. With hedge funds filing their second-quarter statements with regulators this week, it has emerged that Soros Fund Management LLC is once again investing in Facebook. The fund has ...

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Top execs from 6D.AI are joining us at TechCrunch Sessions AR/VR

While the potential for entertainment in virtual and augmented reality has grabbed the most headlines, these new platforms promise radical transformations across industries and the very way that people interact with their world. And no company is doing more to develop the toolkit for how to build applications for these new interactions than 6D.AI. At our inaugural TC Sessions: AR/VR event on UCLA’s ...

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Alex Jones suspended from Twitter after tweet calling to end censorship

Controversial right-wing commentator Alex Jones has been banned from tweeting after he posted a link to a video of himself calling on President Trump to “take action” against tech companies censoring his content. Infowars Editor Paul Joseph Watson tweeted a screenshot of the notification sent by Twitter staff to Jones. According to Twitter, a tweet by Jones one day earlier ...

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US Congress publishes entire text of Russia sanctions ‘bill from hell’

The full text of Congress’ latest sanctions bill has been released, revealing a punitive piece of legislation that aims to undermine Russia economically – and even suggests designating Moscow a state sponsor of terrorism. Dubbed the “sanctions bill from hell” by its authors, the ‘Defending American Security from Kremlin Aggression Act of 2018’ was introduced by a group of Republican ...

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VIDEO from above shows scale of deadly Genoa bridge collapse

Aerial footage from the scene of Tuesday morning’s tragic bridge collapse in Genoa shows the devastation left behind after tons of concrete, tarmac and steel fell onto the ground below. Dozens are believed to have been killed. The Italian government has branded the accident “an immense tragedy.” When part of the bridge collapsed, debris crashed into apartment buildings located immediately ...

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Vegas mystery: Slot machines suffer bizarre meltdown just yards from hacker conference

Dozens of Las Vegas slot machines crashed simultaneously over the weekend, just yards from where the annual DEF CON hacking convention was taking place. No explanation for the intriguing development has been offered. The bizarre shutdown took place between 1am and 2am on Saturday at the Linq Casino – right across the road from Caesars Palace where the convention was ...

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Omarosa’s tape from inside the Situation Room fuels massive freakout over security

Former White House aide Omarosa Onee Manigault-Newman has unleashed a collective freak-out on Twitter after she revealed she recorded a conversation with chief of staff John Kelly from inside the White House Situation Room. Omarosa made the shock reveal on Meet the Press WHAT CHANNEL on Sunday, where a clip of the covert recording was played. It features Kelly telling ...

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