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‘Olympic Destroyer’ cyberattack targeted PyeongChang opening ceremony, tech companies confirm

A computer virus dubbed ‘Olympic Destroyer’ launched a cyberattack on the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games opening ceremony on Friday, top US security firms have confirmed. North and South Korea’s joint march may have hogged attention for its peaceful procession at the PyeongChang grand opening, but somewhere in the cybersphere a virus was lurking that threatened to halt proceedings. Read ...

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Anti-fascists march in Italian town where migrants were targeted in shooting attack (LIVE VIDEO)

An anti-fascist rally is underway in the Italian town of Macerata in response to the shooting of six Africans by a far-right attacker last week. Local police say Luca Traini carried out a drive-by shooting last Saturday wearing an Italian flag wrapped around his body. A failed candidate for the right-wing Northern League Party, he reportedly made a fascist salute ...

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Boston police targeted black & Muslim protesters through social media surveillance – ACLU

Boston police used social media surveillance to spy on citizens and specifically on black and Muslim protesters, collecting thousands of posts “irrelevant to law enforcement concerns,” the American Civil Liberties Union said. The data mining program, called Geofeedia, was run by the Boston Regional Intelligence Center between 2014 and 2016, gathering social media posts about political and social activism, religious ...

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US troops in Kurdish uniform may be targeted by Olive Branch forces – Turkish Deputy PM

US troops fighting alongside Syrian Kurdish militias in the same uniform may be targeted by the Turkish army due to the difficulty of distinguishing them in the heat of battle, Turkey’s Deputy PM has warned. The unambiguous warning comes at a time when Turkish troops are making further advances into the Kurdish-held Syrian province of Afrin as part of ‘Operation ...

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The Panama Chronicles: How America’s enemies were targeted

The Panama Papers exploded in the media last April, revealing the extent of offshore wealth hidden by celebrities and politicians. RT’s latest documentary explores who was behind the leak and how it was framed in the media. More than 11.5 billion documents from the Panama law firm Mossack Fonseca were stolen by an anonymous person known as John Doe. The ...

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‘Too big to fail’ bank rules targeted, as Senate panel rolls back Dodd–Frank Act

Banks and credit unions may soon be relieved of regulations added after the 2007-2008 financial crisis, as the Senate Banking Committee repealed provisions of the Dodd–Frank Act. The senate panel approved bill S.2155 in a 16-7 vote Tuesday, to raise the threshold at which bank holding companies are considered “too big to fail,” removing the financial stress test and capital-planning ...

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NY comedian targeted in Russia investigation over 'links to Assange'

A leftist New York comedian has become the unlikely focus of the US government’s Russia investigation. He believes the US is trying to use him as a pawn to undermine WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been dubbed a “demon” by the CIA director. Randy Credico is a comedian, radio host, and civil rights activist who calls New York City ...

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YouTube implements new policy to flag inappropriate videos targeted at children

A New York Times piece and a subsequent Medium post this week highlighted an ongoing problem with YouTube Kids — bizarre and disturbing videos aimed at young children using key words and popular children’s characters. Now YouTube says it is putting in place a new process to age-restrict these types of videos in the main YouTube app. “Age-restricted content is automatically ...

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FBI hackers targeted users in 120 countries, incl. Russia, China & Iran

During the largest known law enforcement hacking campaign, the FBI reportedly hacked into thousands of computers around the world and implanted malware that allowed them to gather personal data, according to court documents. The FBI’s international hacking efforts stem from an investigation called “Operation Pacifier.” Launched in 2014, the FBI conducted an investigation into a child pronography website called Playpen ...

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Saudi-led coalition to close all Yemen land crossings, sea & air ports after missile targeted Riyadh

Published time: 6 Nov, 2017 01:38 Edited time: 6 Nov, 2017 01:58 The Saudi-led military coalition announced Monday that it is temporarily closing all of Yemen’s land border crossings, sea ports and airports in response to a ballistic missile that targeted Riyadh on Saturday. The missile was intercepted northeast of the Saudi Arabian capital, according to state media. Yemeni Houthi rebels ...

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