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‘US needs to be defended’: Bezos explains Amazon bid for DoD project… and it’s no surprise

While employees of US tech giants have voiced their unease over deeper cooperation with the Pentagon, Jeff Bezos says Amazon is bidding because the country “needs to be defended.” RT was told it is no surprise. “If big tech companies are going to turn their back on the Department of Defense [DoD], this country is in trouble,” Bezos said at ...

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It’s not ‘light v dark’ if Obama and Trump Supreme Court picks agree 93% of the time – Lee Camp

Lee Camp delves into 50 shades of darkness as he explains why Obama and Trump’s Supreme Court picks vote shockingly similarly and why the Pentagon didn’t actually believe in the triumph of democracy in Syria. President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh was met with strong opposition from the Democrats, even without the controversial story of sex assault allegations ...

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It’s frighteningly easy to track someone down via DNA, scientist reveals

A scientist at Israeli genealogy firm MyHeritage has published a paper revealing that public genealogy databases can identify relatives – third cousins and closer – in nearly two-thirds of people of European descent. This means that if your second cousin sent a DNA sample to MyHeritage or a company like it, that sample can be used to identify you too, ...

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Now it’s personal: WaPo editor takes on ‘Saudi murderers’ over missing columnist Khashoggi

The Washington Post has taken out a full-page ad in protest of the disappearance and alleged murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey. “We’re not going to let this go,” said editor Karen Attiah in an interview. “On Tuesday, October 2 at 1:14 p.m. Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi entered the Consulate of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul. He has ...

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'Unluckiest man’: Pakistani ice cream seller discovers billions in bank account… after it’s gone

A Pakistani ice cream seller says he is the “unluckiest man in the world” as he only discovered he was the owner of a bank account worth billions once the funds had already been withdrawn. The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Sunday froze the bank account of Abdul Qadir from Karachi, after 2.25 billion rupees ($ 27mn) was found sitting ...

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Someone recreated Apple’s new campus with 85,000 LEGO bricks and it’s excellent

2018 has been a good year for ridiculous, gargantuan LEGO builds. Just weeks ago, there was that life size, driveable LEGO Bugatti. Now someone has gone and built a mega-sized recreation of Apple’s new Cupertino “spaceship” campus – otherwise known as Apple Park. Coming in at roughly 85,000 pieces, the build took designer Spencer_R a little over two years to ...

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‘Now, it’s the Netherlands’ turn‘: Moscow slams ‘anti-Russia campaign’ after OPCW hacking claims

The Netherlands’ claims that four Russians targeted the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) back in April, are yet another part of the ongoing campaign against Moscow, top Russian officials have said. “Synchronous reaction from the West – apart from the UK Foreign Office, Dutch Defense Minister Ank Bijleveld and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg weighed in – ...

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Tired of the political divide in America? Don’t worry, it’s going to get much worse

Politically and culturally, the gulf between left and right, Democrat and Republican, seems to be widening day by day. According to one new study, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Political polarization is even worse than most people think, argues a new Michigan State University study. Rather than being a new, Donald Trump-era phenomenon, as many in the media seem to think, ...

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It’s a (Russian) trap! Negative tweets about The Last Jedi movie were Russian bots – report

A new report analyzing online reaction to the Star Wars: The Last Jedi movie has identified an interesting and questionable culprit behind some of the negative tweets posted about the film: Russian bots and trolls. In a paper titled “Weaponizing The Haters,” researcher Morten Bay looked into “the strategic politicization of pop culture through social media manipulation” and examined the ...

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Trump weighing antitrust probe into Google, Facebook & Twitter. It’s been a long time coming.

The White House is considering an executive order targeting Google and social media companies like Facebook and Twitter for antitrust activity, following months of criticism and accusations of bias from President Donald Trump. The draft order would potentially pave the way for probes into Alphabet Inc.-owned Google, as well as social media companies that have been the focus of Trump’s ...

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