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 A man who attempted to commit two robberies Wednesday morning in central Tennessee charged at a police officer with two large knives upraised before the officer fatally shot him, a police bodycam video shows.

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Posted on: Nov 24 19:41

 A skin-disfiguring parasite is increasingly infecting residents of southern states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned.

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Posted on: Nov 24 19:41

 President Joe Biden said Friday that his own diplomacy may have pushed the terrorist organization Hamas to launch its brutal Oct. 7 attack on Israel which resulted in the raping, kidnapping and murdering of Israeli civilians.

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Posted on: Nov 24 19:38

 Vice President Kamala Harris showed off her gas stove on Thanksgiving day after the Biden administration touted a potential initiative to crackdown on the appliance.

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Posted on: Nov 24 19:37

The zero interest rate environment was created to paper over a weak economy. In the US it was the sub-prime crisis and the subsequent great recession. So as interest rates rise those old bonds are not favored and their price drops, in tune with the old weakness.

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Posted on: Nov 24 17:23

Wow, this is really a big time win for women’s rights.

The Ukraine truly is on the cutting edge of revolutionary liberation.

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Posted on: Nov 24 17:22

A new Mirai-based malware botnet named 'InfectedSlurs' has been exploiting two zero-day remote code execution (RCE) vulnerabilities to infect routers and video recorder (NVR) devices.

The malware hijacks the devices to make them part of its DDoS (distributed denial of service) swarm, presumably rented for profit.

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Posted on: Nov 24 16:35

The three security flaws described in the bulletins significantly impact the security and integrity of the ownCloud environment, potentially leading to exposure of sensitive information, stealthy data theft, phishing attacks, and more.

Security vulnerabilities in file-sharing platforms have been under constant attack, with ransomware groups, like CLOP, using them in data theft attacks on thousnads of companies worldwide.

Due to this, it's critical for ownCloud administrators to immediately apply the recommended fixes and perform the library updates as soon as possible to mitigate these risks.

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Posted on: Nov 24 16:32

Citrix reminded admins today that they must take additional measures after patching their NetScaler appliances against the CVE-2023-4966 'Citrix Bleed' vulnerability to secure vulnerable devices against attacks.

Besides applying the necessary security updates, they're also advised to wipe all previous user sessions and terminate all active ones.

This is a crucial step, seeing that attackers behind ongoing Citrix Bleed exploitation have been stealing authentication tokens, allowing them to access compromised devices even after they have been patched.

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Posted on: Nov 24 16:29

Microsoft says a North Korean hacking group has breached Taiwanese multimedia software company CyberLink and trojanized one of its installers to push malware in a supply chain attack targeting potential victims worldwide.

According to Microsoft Threat Intelligence, activity suspected to be linked with the altered CyberLink installer file surfaced as early as October 20, 2023.

This trojanized installer was hosted on legitimate CyberLink update infrastructure owned and has so far been detected on more than 100 devices worldwide, including in Japan, Taiwan, Canada, and the United States.

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Posted on: Nov 24 16:28

The National Transportation Safety Board wants to create a national database of your driving habits, and brick your car if you speed too often.

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Posted on: Nov 24 16:27

It’s Argentina all over again!

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Posted on: Nov 24 16:27

Way back when we loaded software with punch cards and magnetic tape, all programs were "free software" and "open source." Then along came proprietary software, and everything changed. But programmers rebelled and developed the first formal definitions of free and open source software.

Today, code that's not open source is the rare exception. But that hasn't stopped companies who mistook open source as a business model instead of a development model from trying to combine proprietary methods with "open source" code. The latest is Sentry's Functional Source License (FSL).

Following in the tradition of Server-Side Public License (SSPL), Common Clause, and the Business Source License, the FSL nods at the importance of open source while sneering at its heart by claiming its approach is "Freedom without Free-riding."

Please.

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Posted on: Nov 24 16:25

Think of all the crap discounted things you won't need to buy now

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Posted on: Nov 24 16:23

The mystery surrounding the brief dismissal of OpenAI CEO Sam Altman last Friday, who has since been reinstated, might revolve around a Reuters report that suggests Altman's removal was due to a breakthrough in artificial general intelligence (AGI), which could threaten humanity. 

In the days before Altman was sent off into exile, several staff researchers penned a letter to the board about a significant breakthrough - called Q* and pronounced Q-Star - that allowed the AI model to "surpass humans in most economically valuable tasks." 

Reuters sources said the AI milestone was one of the significant factors that led to the board's abrupt firing of Altman last Friday. Another concern was commercializing the advanced AI model without understanding the socio-economic consequences. 

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Posted on: Nov 24 13:39

“Exactly 317 J6 defendants were charged with obstruction of an official proceeding. One of the key figures in that case,
@JakeLangJ6

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Posted on: Nov 24 12:59

James Woods quite aptly puts the Potato in his place. Remember when Brian ‘Potato’ Stelter said Michael Avenatti could become president?

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Posted on: Nov 24 12:58
By: orraz
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Posted on: Nov 24 11:52

Five people, including children, were stabbed near a school in Dublin, Ireland, on Thursday by a suspect whose identity has not yet been released.

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Posted on: Nov 24 11:52

Taken side by side, the situation in the UK and Germany are very illuminating of the current moment in Western Europe.

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Posted on: Nov 24 11:52

Another interesting point is that NVIDIA stock-based compensation equals 10% of its revenue. That is record high

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Posted on: Nov 24 09:31

The German steel sector, facing a substantial budget shortfall due to a court ruling, is sounding an alarm on the nation’s industrial transformation. 

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Posted on: Nov 24 09:31

The Biden campaign and Democrats are apparently crafting a message for voters in 2024 that will suggest Trump will make the border crisis worse.

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Posted on: Nov 24 09:30

 When we say the word “Thanks-giving,” it presumes the giving of thanks.

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Posted on: Nov 24 09:30

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy recently announced that the state will phase out the sale of new cars that run on gas by 2035. This is similar to what the Democrat governor of New Mexico has said. Other states are making similar moves.

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Posted on: Nov 24 09:29

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a parasite known as Leishmania may already be endemic in Texas and other southern states, CBS News reported.

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Posted on: Nov 24 09:29