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Dec 28 08:41

World’s first solar road opens in France: It’s ridiculously expensive

Kilometer-long road cost $5.2 million to build.

Dec 28 08:37

Scientists say radio signals from deep space could be aliens

SCIENTISTS may have found proof that ET really is phoning home — in the form of powerful radio signals, which have been detected repeatedly in the same exact location in space.

Astronomy experts with the Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia and the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico have discovered six new fast radio bursts (FRBs) emitting from a constellation far beyond our Milky Way galaxy, according to a recent report in the Astrophysical Journal.

The discovery — made in the Auriga constellation — is significant considering the fact that at least 17 FRBs have now been detected in this region. It is also the only known instance in which these signals have been found twice in the same location in space.

Dec 28 08:33

Senior Facebook Employee Arrested For Allegedly Soliciting Unprotected Sex From Underage Girl

Dov Katz, the head of computer vision at Oculus VR, was arrested near Seattle on December 21 for allegedly soliciting sex from an underage girl. According to charging records, Katz allegedly attempted to pay $350 to have unprotected sex with someone he thought was a 15-year-old girl.

Dec 28 08:31

Android Ransomware Infects LG Smart TV

In November 2015, Symantec researchers conducted a test and installed ransomware on a smart TV. Even if the researcher who conducted the test was an expert on Android malware and was a very skilled professional, he found it very difficult to remove the malware from the infected TV, a task he said would be extremely difficult and nearly impossible for a non-technical user.

The same test was repeated three months later by researchers from Trend Micro, who arrived at the same conclusion.

Malware targeting smart TVs is not that common, but when it hits it's usually extremely difficult to deal with. For example, in January 2016, a user had a hard time removing a basic browser scareware (tech support scam). The infected TV was also an LG TV.

In June 2016, Trend Micro reported that smart TVs were regularly targeted by ransomware, with the most active threat being Cyber.Police (FLocker).

Dec 28 08:28

Toshiba shares plummet after warning of 'billions' in losses

The Japanese firm's shares plunged 20% on Wednesday, after the company warned it is expecting billions of dollars in losses from its takeover of a U.S. nuclear construction business last year.

"We're still figuring out the exact numbers, but it could reach up to several hundred billion yen," CEO Satoshi Tsunakawa told reporters Tuesday.

Dec 28 08:27

Nearly 50% of Donald Trump voters believe Hillary Clinton is involved in pedophilia ring: poll

Nearly half of all Donald Trump voters believe a widely debunked conspiracy theory claiming that Hillary Clinton is involved in a child sex ring run out of a popular Washington, D.C. pizzeria, a recent poll suggests.

Dec 28 08:27

Germany Considers Fining Facebook $522,000 Per Fake News Item

The government of Germany is considering imposing a legal regime that would allow fining social networks such as Facebook up to 500,000 euros ($522,000) for each day the platform leaves a “fake news” story up without deleting it.

Dec 28 08:27

Wednesday – Still Waiting for Dow 20K

Yawn!

Come on Dow, we already bought the hats.

Dec 28 08:26

The walls have ears: Warrant granted for Amazon Echo recordings

A murder in Arkansas may change the way people behave around smart devices. A warrant has been issued for an Amazon Echo, revealing that Amazon may retain recordings on a server for law enforcement investigations.

Dec 28 08:13

Tribute To John In Barbados: His Last 7 Calls To Mike Rivero's Show, Photos, & A Very Special Message From His Daughter

Very sad news this past Friday, December 23; 'John in Barbados,' the erudite caller who had become a staple on Mike Rivero's WhatReallyHappened.com radio show, died after a sudden illness. I thought John deserved some kind of tribute, along with some closure for the WRH community - sort of a virtual wake, if you will. In addition, I was curious about this man, his background, and what kind of life he had led- he was a very intriguing character. John's daughter and wife liked the idea and thought he would too, so they agreed to share some stories and pictures. In addition, I told them that I'd put a comment section here so that John's friends can share any thoughts or condolences they have on this page, so that his family can read it. Please feel free to do so.
Bump to the top for the folks on the other side of the planet.

Dec 28 07:43

Trump Inherits Political and Economic Titanic-Warren Pollock

Will the Trump Administration be going on the offensive against the Clintons? Wall Street analyst and financial expert Warren Pollock contends, “When you have a school of piranhas circling you, it’s hard to attack them because they are all over the place nipping at you.

Dec 28 07:28

Former Versace employee says store uses code words for black shoppers

A former male Versace employee is suing his former company for allegedly firing him after his manager realized he was black.
TMZ reports that the unnamed complainant recently filed a racial discrimination lawsuit that accuses his manager of giving him a code for black shoppers who entered the high-end retail outlet in San Francisco.

Dec 28 07:28

Father of two stabbed in front of his kid because he asked suspects to turn their music down

Police are investigating after a man was fatally stabbed inside a Target store on Whipple Road in Hayward on Christmas Eve.

The family said the victim and his girlfriend were shopping for one last present with his two kids.

Dec 28 07:18

GINGRICH: Trump’s Use of Twitter is Brilliant

Trump has its own Twitter account and loves it. He was outspoken before his candidacy and didn’t let the presidential campaign and victory to slow him down and stop him from saying what he thinks on social media.

Dec 28 06:56

The nonprofit director who called Michelle Obama an ‘ape in heels’ has lost her job — for good

The nonprofit director whose controversial “ape in heels” comment about first lady Michelle Obama propelled a small West Virginia town into an embarrassing national spotlight has been fired from her job.
The decision to fire Pamela Taylor, who was director of the Clay County Development Corp., comes as officials work to keep closer watch on the nonprofit, which uses government funds to provide services to elderly and low-income residents, by placing it under a state agency.

Dec 28 06:56

Amazon refuses to give police the voice data from an Echo owned by a man charged with murder

Amazon is declining to hand over the voice-records transmitted through an Echo device that belongs to a man charged with murder, despite a search warrant from the police investigating the case.

Dec 28 03:45

No good deed goes unpunished; A stronger US Dollar set to undermine American Business in 2017

The US dollar is the reticent winner of the forex market after a tumultuous year in 2016, which has set up an unknown and perhaps dangerous path for the American manufacturing sector in 2017.

Dec 27 19:22

The Great "Fake News" Scare Of 1530

Fake news has always been around for humor purposes, but the real “fake news” scares happen when the establishment is so used to getting away with lying, that any alternate narrative is demonized as factually false, irresponsible, and dangerous. “The Onion” was next to “The Economist” in the newspaper stands for almost two decades. “Weekly World News”, which one-ups most British tabloids with regular Elvis sightings and vivid descriptions of two-mile fish orbiting in the rings of Jupiter, is still next to “Foreign Policy” in the same newspaper stands. This was never considered problematic in the slightest. Why, then, is a unified establishment screaming bloody murder about “fake news” all of a sudden?

Dec 27 19:06

Study: Microwaves Cause Heart Disease

According to a new study, microwaves may cause heart disease as well as destroy the nutritional value of the food cooked in the oven.

Dec 27 18:58

The Great "Fake News" Scare Of 1530

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Gutenberg was convinced his invention would strengthen the Church, as the ability to mass produce books from a single original would eliminate all the small copying errors invariably introduced in the manual book production process. The result was the exact opposite, through mechanisms Gutenberg did not foresee.

It’s important to remember here, that through the media cartel of the medieval ages (where the Catholic Church produced all news and reported all news), that there was an absolute gatekeeper position over the narrative. The Church could essentially claim that something was true, and everybody would believe it. This is a very powerful position, being the gatekeeper of true and false – one that is prone to abuse without any opposition, or competition, in reporting. As it turned out, the Catholic Church would indeed come to abuse this power quite egregiously, and paid the price for it.

Dec 27 18:55

Le Pen Vows To Take France Out Of EU & NATO

Marine Le Pen said that NATO exists only ‘to serve Washington’s objectives’, and that she plans to hold a Brexit-style referendum.

Dec 27 18:43

BREAKING: NATO INVESTIGATOR WHO REVEALED OBAMA’S CONNECTIONS TO ISIS JUST FOUND DEAD

A NATO auditor, Yves Chandelon, who had uncovered evidence that ISIS was being funded by Western government was found murdered in Belgium.

And Chandelon was not just any NATO flunky.

Yves Chandelon was the Chief Auditor for NATO and he was found dead this weekend in the normally dreamy, tourist-friendly city of Andenne in the Belgian Ardennes. He was found with a gun in his right hand, in an apparent suicide attempt.

Dec 27 18:24

Police seek Amazon Echo data in murder case (updated)

The company declined to do so, but the case raises bigger questions about IoT privacy.

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