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Wednesday, 15 August

09:19

Microsoft ADFS flaw allows attackers to bypass MFA safeguards "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A vulnerability (CVE-2018-8340) in Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) allows a second authentication factor for one account to be used for all other accounts in an organization, Okta REX Security Engineer Andrew Lee has discovered. By employing some simple phishing and leveraging the flaw, an attacker could compromise accounts belonging to other employees or executives and access sensitive information through a variety of company resources. About the vulnerability (CVE-2018-8340) and possible attacks Many organizations More

The post Microsoft ADFS flaw allows attackers to bypass MFA safeguards appeared first on Help Net Security.

07:19

Random Dog Decides To Interrupt High School Football Practice "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Practice makes perfect but petting a dog is much more fun, right guys?

Guys?

Credit: Facebook/KTVQ News

That's evidently what this charming basset hound in Montana had in mind when she decided to pay a visit to a group of football players from Geraldine-Highwood High School smack dab in the middle of their training session.

Much to the pup's chagrin, however, the players seemed to take some convincing; they were sorta busy, after all. But as video from the adorable incident shows, she wasn't about to take no for an answer.

The dog even offered to be their new ball.

Turns out, the dog was a random visitor dropping in on the team's practice. But despite displaying what might best be described as "the antithesis of athleticism," sure enough, she made the cut.

"The head coach told me she just showed up at the start of practice and no one knew where she came from. They were referring to her as their 'mascot,'" Thomas Wylie, who was there filming for KRTV News, told The Dodo. "Its a very small town so I assume she made it home or back to her owners alright. But she was as cute and friendly as can be. Just wanted to play with the players and be a part of practice."

This pup's performance on the field that day may leave something to be desired from a sports perspective but she's a star in our book.

05:01

More than 35 killed as highway bridge collapses during fierce storm in Genoa, Italy "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

At least 35 people have been killed and dozens more are feared dead as a huge section of highway bridge collapsed in Italian port city of Genoa during an intense storm on August 14, 2018. The disaster occurred around 09:30 UTC on a highway that connects Italy to...... Read more

The tropics are in trouble, warn scientists "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Plants and animals in the tropics are disproportionately threatened by a range of dangers, including habitat loss, overexploitation, and climate change, warn researchers writing in the journal Nature. Conducting an extensive review of academic literature, a group of scientists led by Jos Barlow of Lancaster University highlight the extent of biodiversity across the seas, savannas, and forests that lie between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. For example, they note that nearly 80 percent of the species within the ten groups of plants and animals they reviewed live in the tropics. But even this likely represents an undercount because most research efforts historically have been outside the tropics. The proportion of species found within tropical latitudes for ten taxonomic groups. Bars are color-coded to show the percentage of species ranges within the tropics. n gives the total number of species analyzed in each group. Only birds, amphibians and mammals have been comprehensively sampled. Numbers at the end of the bars give the precise percentage of species whose ranges overlap tropical latitudes, as shown in the bars The tropics also house the bulk of societal diversity, including 85 percent of the worlds spoken languages, and make vital contributions to globally important ecosystem services. Tropical forests and savannas, they remark, account for more than 60 percent of global net primary productivity and 40 percent of carbon storage, respectively. Coral reefs afford local populations with food and coastal protection, while rainforests like the Amazon are the engines of regional precipitation. For example, 70

Bornean villagers who fought off a mine prepare to do battle again "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

We stayed quiet for a while because after the customary fine they never came back, said Markus, deputy head of the village council in Ongko Asa, a traditional Dayak village in East Kalimantan province, in Indonesian Borneo, that is resisting plans to mine coal in their traditional territory. But then they came back. Markuss village is one of six in the district of West Kutai whose leaders sought to apply customary law and penalize PT Kencana Wilsa, a coal mining company granted a business permit by the local government. According to opponents of the project, the permit was granted despite the lack of approval from the villagers. In 2010, the West Kutai district government granted PT Kencana Wilsa a permit to operate in six villages: Ongko Asa, Muara Asa, Geleo Asa, Pepas Asa, Juaq Asa and Muara Benangaq. But when the company came to the villages to announce its plans, it met with rejection. Tribal elders then gathered and decided to apply customary law and fine the company. At the time, Markus says, the company complied with requests from the village leadership, including paying the fine. The villagers thought the company would put to rest its mining plans. However, Markus says, following the payment of the fine, the company told the government that it had reached a consensus with local residents. In June 2018, mining company representatives, accompanied by officials from the local environment agency, came to map areas in the six villages. [The company] has the permit from the

Ruralists in Brazilian congress put nations protected areas at risk "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

An ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) stalking its prey. Passage of Bill PL 3,751 / 2015 would greatly endanger Brazils extraordinary biodiversity. Image by Rhett A. Butler Mongabay. What do the ocelot, giant anteater, cougar, and hyacinth macaw have in common? They all live within Brazils protected areas areas now at risk of losing their protected status if a newly written bill becomes law. Bill PL 3,751 / 2015 would set a five-year deadline for the resolution of land issues and disputes, such as land ownership conflicts, in protected areas. If issues are not resolved within that time frame, a protected area could have its protected status removed. In Brazil, there is a difference between creating a protected area and enforcing or implementing the protection of that area. When a protected area is first created, this does not immediately affect land ownership. Negotiations must be conducted with existing landowners and restitutions paid for the land to transfer it into government protection. This all happens in the implementation phase of the land protection process, which can take many years or even decades to complete. The new law, if passed by the National Congress and signed by the president, would short circuit this process. There are currently more than 100 protected areas that have not had their permanent status implemented. If this legislation was applied retroactively to these areas, over 17 million hectares (roughly 66,000 square miles) over half of all currently protected areas in Brazil would be at risk. Gandarela National Park. Brazil

Gute Nachrichten: FIFA hat Korruption ausradiert.Wie? ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Gute Nachrichten: FIFA hat Korruption ausradiert.

Wie? Nein, aus ihren Ethik-Richtilinien. Was dachtet ihr denn!?

Aus der gefrchteten Kategorie "Wie werden alle strben", ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Aus der gefrchteten Kategorie "Wie werden alle strben", heute: Tropenzecken in Deutschland gesichtet. Wir sind so gut wie tot!

Gut, dass der Klimawandel blo eine Einbildung ist.

Habt ihr das auch gehrt? Frauen am Arbeitsplatz werden ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Habt ihr das auch gehrt? Frauen am Arbeitsplatz werden von ihren mnnlichen Vorgesetzten gemobbt, wenn sie ein Kind haben wollen?

Nun, wie sich rausstellt: Nicht nur von ihren mnnlichen Vorgesetzten.

Der Einsender kommentiert:

Es geht hier um eine Direktorin des Max Planck Institut. Wre das ein Mann, wre die wohl schon lngst ffentlich und mit Klarnamen an den Pranger gestellt worden.
Das befrchte ich auch.

Update: Ein Einsender kommentiert, dass das schon geschehen sei mit dem Pranger.

Es handelt sich vermutlich um [zensiert]. Zumindest gibt es eine hochgradig hnliche Geschichte ber sie, die zuerst im Magazin von Science verffentlicht wurde und vorgestern bei der Washington Post Einzug in die nicht-wissenschaftliche Kreise hielt.

Wie die Titel schon verraten: Das Ironische an dem Vorfall ist, dass Frau [zensiert] schwerpunktmig zu menschlichem Sozialverhalten und Moral sowie Empathie forscht.

Ich arbeite in der psychologischen Forschung, diese Neuigkeit zumindest bei uns eingeschlagen wie eine Bombe. Man sieht Frau [zensiert] auch fters mal auf Konferenzen, die hlt dann Keynotes. Eigentlich geht man mit dem Gefhl da raus: Tolle Frau mit Vorbildfunktion.
... ist wohl doch kein tolles Vorbild.

Bei der auslndischen Presse ist das mit dem Namen-Nennen nicht vergleichbar. Die Briten haben immerhin Gesetze, dass die Namen von Minderjhrigen nicht genannt werden drfen, aber im angelschsischen Sprachraum ist es ansonsten blich, dass man Namen nennt, auch von Beschuldigten vor dem Verfahren, ohne Verurteilung vor Gericht.

04:45

Pide ONU a Mxico consultar a pueblos originarios sobre Megaproyectos "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Los indgenas deben estar informados y ser consultados sobre los megaproyectos que se planean para sus tierras, indic la ONU.   Por Leticia nimas Regeneracin, 14 de agosto de 2018- Huauchinango, Pue.- Antes de otorgar concesiones, licencias, permisos y otras autorizaciones que pudieran afectar derechos y generar conflictos en los pueblos indgenas, el Estado Mexicano []

La entrada Pide ONU a Mxico consultar a pueblos originarios sobre Megaproyectos se public primero en Regeneracin.

04:43

Ten Times More Wildfires In Russian Arctic Than A Decade Ago As Ice Melts And Gives Way To Flame "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Source: The Telegraph Russia this year has suffered the most Arctic wildfires since satellite monitoring started as climate change creates the conditions necessary for blazes to start and then take hold. Monitoring by two Nasa satellites recorded 10,057 hotspots in Russia's Arctic territory by the start of August, 10 times more than were found in

04:42

What would it take to become a trillionaire? "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Apple has crossed over into the four-comma club what would it take for a person to do the same?

04:41

With $21 TRILLION Still Missing From The Pentagon, Trump Signs $717 BILLION US Military Budget Into Law "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Even though researchers found a total of $21 trillion in unauthorized spending in the departments of Defense and Housing and Urban Development over an 18-year span, the war machine continues on with Trump authorizing the Defense Department to invest around $717 billion into military strategies that will target Russia and China.

Press TV reports:

Trump approved the massive budget on Monday during a signing ceremony at Fort Drum, a US Army  base which is home to the Armys 10th Mountain Division and has deployed the most troops to US wars abroad since the 9/11 attacks.

We believe our war fighters deserve the tools, the equipment, and resources they have earned with their blood, sweat, and tears, Trump said. This authorization will give Americas war fighters the firepower they need to win any conflict quickly and decisively.

The new act allows the Pentagon to spend $639.1 billion in base funding, while earmarking another $69 billion to fund wars overseas and some $8.9 billion for obligatory military expenditures.

US President Donald Trump (L) watches an air assault exercise with Army Major General Walter Piatt at Fort Drum, New York, on August 13, 2018. (Photo by AFP)

Trump said the budget was aimed at revitalizing the US military, one of his key campaign promises.

Hopefully, well never have to use it, but if we do, no one stands a chance, Trump said of the US military prowess.

Under the new law, troops will get 2.6 percent pay rise, their first pay raise in around a decade.

More importantly, the act identifies emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, space and counter-space capabilities, cyber attacks, foreign influence operations, and hypersonic weapons as threats.

It also singles out Russia, North Korea, China and Iran as adversaries that need to be countered.

Countering Russian aggression

The US...

04:38

Zimbabwe Hwange rangers catch ivory poachers with Zambian phone "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Bhejane Trust

Sinamatella contact on Saturday, 2 rangers based in Sinamatella on a patrol in the Inyantue area found tracks of a group of 6 poachers. After tracking them for about 4 hours, they encountered the group resting. They opened up but unfortunately the whole group escaped. However, all their kit and ivory was recovered this included 13 elephant tusks weighing 172kg in total ( it looks like three of these tusks were old and thus pick-ups) therefore the group had shot 6 elephants on this trip. There was also a .375 rifle with ammunition, a Zambian cell phone, a Zambian ID document, various personal kit, dried elephant and buffalo meat, and assorted medicines.

Of note is that these Zambians are crossing the lake and traversing all the way to Hwange to poach the Sebungwe area is now of no interest to them as they have wiped out all the big ivory. As per normal we can expect no assistance or follow up from the Zambians!

04:38

Asheville, NC: Antifascist Flyering Leads to Firing of Neo-Nazi Cesar Adolfo "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post Asheville, NC: Antifascist Flyering Leads to Firing of Neo-Nazi Cesar Adolfo appeared first on It's Going Down.

Over the past several weeks, Asheville Anti Racism working together with other local anti-fascist crews put the spotlight on a top commander of the now defunct fascist organization, the Traditionalist Workers Party.

Asheville resident and TWP scumbucket, Cesar Armando Arvelo Santos, has actively been in National Socialist and white supremacist circles for many years, including working in conjunction with various KKK chapters, all Nationalist Front (NF) affiliated organizations, and the now defunct Traditionalist Workers Party. Hes been living in Asheville for the past few years, though hes flown largely under the radar and evaded being pin-pointed by using various aliases and working behind the scenes. Most recently Santos coordinated logistics for the TWP for the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, VA last August. Before TWP had their hilarious implosion a few months ago, Cesar was the Region 2 Commander, overseeing memberships across several states across the southeast.

Cesar (left) with coward Christopher...

04:36

187 Organizations Call For Mass Protest Against Military Parade "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A network of 187 organizations has come together to urge a mass protest against the military parade in November called for by President Trump. The military parade is widely opposed. Army Times conducted a poll of its readers; 51,000 responded and 89 percent said, No, Its a waste of money and troops are too busy. A Quinnipiac University poll found 61 percent of voters disapprove of the military parade, while only 26 percent support the idea. The national consensus is there should not be a military parade. The organizations signed on to a letter that calls for the parade to be stopped...

04:36

Microsoft Releases Patches for 60 FlawsTwo Under Active Attack "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Get your update caps on. Just a few minutes ago Microsoft released its latest monthly Patch Tuesday update for August 2018, patching a total of 60 vulnerabilities, of which 19 are rated as critical. The updates patch flaws in Microsoft Windows, Edge Browser, Internet Explorer, Office, ChakraCore, .NET Framework, Exchange Server, Microsoft SQL Server and Visual Studio. Two of these

04:31

From Boston to Ferguson to Charlottesville: The Evolution of a Police State Lockdown "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By John W. Whitehead It takes a remarkable force to keep nearly a million people quietly indoors for an entire day, home from work and...

04:31

Acusan vecinos y familiares abuso policial y siembra de arma en asesinato de Alejandro en Iztacalco "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Vecinos y familiares de Jos Alejandro Iturbide Segura, quien muri asesinado por la polica luego de tratar de evitar un retn, reclamaron abuso policial.   Regeneracin, 14 de agosto de 2018.- Vecinos y familiares de Jos Alejandro Iturbide Segura, hombre asesinado el domingo 12 de agosto tras tratar de evitar un retn policial en Iztacalco, []

La entrada Acusan vecinos y familiares abuso policial y siembra de arma en asesinato de Alejandro en Iztacalco se public primero en Regeneracin.

04:30

DIY Wind Turbine for Where the Sun Doesnt Shine "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

There are plenty of places outside where you may like to have a project requiring electricity that may not get enough sun for solar power to be viable. Perhaps wind power could be used instead? [Greg] has a project to create a platform for using a small wind turbine to generate the power for your projects.

The wind turbine that [Greg] designing is a Savonius-style wind turbine that would put out between 5 and 12 volts. In a Savonius turbine, blades are mounted on a vertical axis allowing for a smaller, less complicated build than traditional horizontal axis wind turbines. The design is named for its inventor, Finnish engineer Sigurd Johannes Savonius.

After doing some research, the design will have a 2:1 height to blade ratio and use three pairs of overlapping curved blades stacked on top of each other, each pair offset by 120 degrees. This design, [Greg] figures, will come within a few percentage points of the efficiency of more exotic blade shapes while making the windmill easy to design and implement. Being half cylinders, the blades can easily be made from existing objects cut in half pop cans, for example, but there has been some designing the blades in Fusion 360 for 3D printing. The stator board has been designed and the initial prototypes of it and the rotor have arrived, so the testing can now commence.

Once the design is finalized and the prototype working, itd be interesting to see some projects start showing up using wind power instead of solar power. Take a look at this design for a vertical wind turbine, and this design for a simple, straightforward turbine.

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04:29

Ridiculously Complex "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Things have gotten quiet over here, due to SIGGRAPH. Picture a giant box of computer graphics nerds, crossed with a shit-tonne of cash, and you get the basic idea. And the papers! A lot of it is complicated and math-heavy or detailing speculative hardware, sprinkled with the slightly strange. Some of it, though, is fairly accessible.

This panel on colour, in particular, was a treat. Ive been fascinated by colour and visual perception for years, and was even lucky enough to do two lectures on the subject. Its a ridiculously complicated subject! For instance, purple isnt a real colour.

The visible spectrum of light. Copyright Spigget, CC-BY-SA-3.0.

Ok ok, its definitely real in the sense that you can have the sensation of it, but there is no single wavelength of light associated with it. To make the colour, you have to combine both red-ish and blue-ish light. That might seem strange; isnt there a purple-ish section at the back of the rainbow labeled violet? Since all the colours of the rainbow are real in the single-wavelength sense, a red-blue single wavelength must be real too.

It turns out thats all a trick of the eye. We detect colour through one of three cone-shaped photoreceptors, dubbed long, medium, and short. These vary in what sort of light theyre sensitive to, and overlap a surprising amount.

...

04:24

Ser una reconstruccin integral, veremos a los damnificados de manera eficiente: Cravioto "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

El prximo comisionado para la reconstruccin de la Ciudad de Mxico detall que se encuentran trabajando para que el actual gobierno clarifique toda la informacin. Regeneracin, 14 de agosto de 2018.- El integrante del equipo de transicin de Claudia Sheinbaum, Csar Cravito, abund sobre la reunin que sostuvieron ayer con Jos Ramn Amieva, en el []

La entrada Ser una reconstruccin integral, veremos a los damnificados de manera eficiente: Cravioto se public primero en Regeneracin.

04:23

#EndSARS: IGP vows full compliance to Osinbajos directive as F-SARS gets new CP "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Ibrahim Idris, has pledged fully comply with yesterdays presidential directive for a total of r haul if the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS). Accordingly, the elite squad, which was hitherto under the Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigative Department (FCIID), Force Headquarters, will henceforth be coordinated and supervised by []

The post #EndSARS: IGP vows full compliance to Osinbajos directive as F-SARS gets new CP appeared first on Newtelegraph.

04:22

Tramadol taking suspects dies after 10 days of marathon sleep "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Barely ten days after he was arrested by the Ondo State Police Command for alleged kidnapping, a tramadol taking suspect yesterday died in his sleep. Since he was arrested by the Police in Owo in Owo Local Government area of the state, the suspect has been in sleeping mode. The suspect and his gang allegedly []

The post Tramadol taking suspects dies after 10 days of marathon sleep appeared first on Newtelegraph.

04:20

Land reform irreversible: ED - Zimbabwe Situation "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Land reform irreversible: ED - Zimbabwe Situation: HARARE President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday said the country will not return land seized from former white commercial farmers almost two decades ago.

It is now behind us, it is irreversible, Mnangagwa said in a speech to mark Heroes Day commemorations at the National Heroes Acre in central Zimbabwe, broadcast on television.

He said the land reform programme was one of the fruits of the liberation struggle and since it is now behind us, it is irreversible. He said the task ahead is to fully utilise the land to increase agricultural production.

04:19

Americas War on Yemen Exposed "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Tony Cartalucci As atrocities and scandal begin to mount regarding the US-backed Saudi-led war on the impoverished nation of Yemen, the involvement and hypocrisy...

04:19

Police detain Premium Times journalist, Samuel Ogundipe "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Nigerian police, through the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) on Tuesday, arrested and detained a Premium Times journalist, Samuel Ogundipe. Apart from Mr Ogundipe, this newspapers editor-in-chief, Musikilu Mojeed, and its education correspondent, Azeezat Adedigba, were also briefly detained and manhandled by the police at the SARS headquarters in Abuja. Officials at the police headquarters []

The post Police detain Premium Times journalist, Samuel Ogundipe appeared first on Newtelegraph.

04:15

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The word for today is leonine (adj) 1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a lion. 2. Resembling or suggestive of a lion, as in being powerful or dignified. Source : The Free Dictionary Etymology :  The English adjective leonine comes from Latin lennus, a derivative of the noun le (inflectional stem len-), a [] The post Word of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

04:09

Westminster Parliament car crash suspicion of terrorism "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

BBC: Westminster car crash: Man arrested on suspicion of terror offences A man has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences after a car crashed outside the Houses of Parliament. The vehicle swerved into cyclists and pedestrians shortly after 07:30 BST, injuring three people. The 29-year-old suspect is not believed to be known to MI5 []

04:04

Crazed American war-makers "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In Finian Cunningham's latest article,"War or Peace" he surmises "the American regime be abolished or replaced w/ something truly democratic. If not disaster could be our fate." Peace is problematic considering the tentacles of the military/industrial/political complex reach deep into every significant institution in America, where people's livelihoods are dependent on them being complicit w/that complex.

04:02

NBRs piss poor launch "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

NBR has been going through some challenging times, especially since Todd Scott took over. This wont help: Sorry Guys! This is both embarrassing & enormously frustrating! Please email your issues directly to tscott@nbr.co.nz @CatalystNZ how about you help out & front up to the criticism being labeled at NBR for this piss poor launch? Or []

04:01

Another Trump Lie: Drug Prices Going Down "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Health Editors Notes:  The ever increasing costs of drugs is falling heavily on the consumer.  Trump paid lip service to this skyrocketing cost of medicines in May, but his blueprint for decreasing medication costs has not made a difference. It is safe to say that none of the plans to bring drug costs down have []

04:00

Daily proverb "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Proverbs 15 24 The path of life leads upward for the wise; they leave the grave[c] behind. The post Daily proverb appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

04:00

03:59

Is Animal Violence Approaching a "Me Too" Moment? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Some say we are approaching a "me too" moment in which public figures' love of animal violence will be no different than their abusing a partner or committing rape. It will no longer be ignored or condoned as "boys will be boys."

03:59

[$] Meltdown strikes back: the L1 terminal fault vulnerability "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The Meltdown CPU vulnerability, first disclosed in early January, was frightening because it allowed unprivileged attackers to easily read arbitrary memory in the system. Spectre, disclosed at the same time, was harder to exploit but made it possible for guests running in virtual machines to attack the host system and other guests. Both vulnerabilities have been mitigated to some extent (though it will take a long time to even find all of the Spectre vulnerabilities, much less protect against them). But now the newly disclosed "L1 terminal fault" (L1TF) vulnerability (also going by the name Foreshadow) brings back both threats: relatively easy attacks against host memory from inside a guest. Mitigations are available (and have been merged into the mainline kernel), but they will be expensive for some users.

03:56

Whats next for us Londoners? Complimentary crash helmets? Coats of armour? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Whats next for us Londoners? Complimentary crash helmets? Coats of armour?
Even the bollards on the bridges and around Parliament cant protect anyone, as proven by this mornings terrorist attack. Londons bridges used to be a joy to walk over. You would approach them and enjoy the sense of openness and space that they presented to the casual stroller as he or she prepared to walk []

03:54

SHOCKING RULING: Judge Releases NM Extremists "IndyWatch Feed War"

Clarion Project, by Ryan Mauro, August 14, 2018: In a shocking ruling, a judge released four of the five adults arrested from the Islamic extremist compound in New Mexico that was raided last week. Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, the father of Continue reading

03:51

How Militaries Should Plan for AI "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Today we are publishing a new EFF white paper, The Cautious Path to Strategic Advantage: How Militaries Should Plan for AI. This paper analyzes the risks and implications of military AI projects in the wake of Google's decision to discontinue AI assistance to the US military's drone program and adopt AI ethics principles that preclude many forms of military work.

The key audiences for this paper are military planners and defense contractors, who may find the objections to military uses of AI from Google's employees and others in Silicon Valley hard to understand. Hoping to bridge the gap, we urge our key audiences to consider several guiding questions. What are the major technical and strategic risks of applying current machine learning methods in weapons systems or military command and control? What are the appropriate responses that states and militaries can adopt in response? What kinds of AI are safe for military use, and what kinds aren't?

Militaries must make sure they don't buy into the machine learning hype while missing the warning label.

We are at a critical juncture. Machine learning technologies have received incredible hype, and indeed they have made exciting progress on some fronts, but they remain brittle, subject to novel failure modes, and vulnerable to diverse forms of adversarial attack and manipulation. They also lack the basic forms of common sense and judgment on which humans usually rely.[1]

Militaries must make sure they don't buy into the machine learning hype while missing the warning label. There's much to be done with machine learning, but plenty of reasons to keep it away from things like target selection, fire control, and most command, control, and intelligence (C2I) roles in the near future, and perhaps beyond that too.

The U.S. Department of Defense and its counterparts have an opportunity to show leadership and move AI technologies in a direction that improves our odds of security, peace, and stability in the long runor they could quickly push us in the opposite direction. We hope this white paper will help them chart the former course.

Part I i...

03:43

Zionist Terror "IndyWatch Feed War"


How Israeli Tech Firms 

Act as Global Agents of 

Repression

Two private intelligence companies hack political enemies in Africa, Europe, the Mideast, and the United States, for a price.

03:43

Is this the future of Australia? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Some people and groups of people try to take things too far. This campaign video from One Nation is the funniest thing I've ever seen. pic.twitter.com/QPca3ja1Gn Cameron Amos (@AmosCam) August 13, 2018 And some people and groups of people over-react. Theres no way the Aussies can take away our ANZAC Day.

03:43

Latest Apple Release to Defeat Browser Fingerprinting in Safari "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Browser fingerprinting is where JavaScript or other means are used to scrape uniquely identifying information from the browser metadata and functions such as how it draws a canvas object. In it's latest release Apple will defeat browser fingerprinting by making all Mac users look alike to advertisers and websites that use fingerprinting to track users. Apple can afford to do this as it doesn't have skin in the online advertising game.

[This is likely only going to be for the Safari browser. - Ed]


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03:40

Beyond The DNC Indictments -Leaks, Hacks, and Treason "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

This article culminates what I've learned about the hack-leak and the Information Operation surrounding this. It presents a much different perspective. There were multiple DNC hacks. The group I previously identified as Fancy Bear were given password privleges at the DNC.

03:38

UN Sanction Monitor: U.S. Watches As ISIS In Syria Recuperates, Pumps And Sells More Oil "IndyWatch Feed War"

Since November 2017 the U.S. largely stopped the fight against ISIS in north-east Syria. It gave ISIS the chance to regain power. A new report to the UN Security Council now confirms that ISIS in north-east Syria recuperated. It again...

03:37

5 Times the US Clearly Meddled in Foreign Elections Since 2005 "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

US Meddled Elections(GPA Op-ed)  Read any article about the Russian hacking or U.S. election interference and you will likely see some reference to the United States own long history of election interference. Yet most of these articles defend the U.S. by claiming that such interference campaigns dropped off significantly since the end of the Cold War. This assumption, []

03:30

03:30

Vanessa Beeley Interview The (Not So) Secret War In Yemen & The True Face Of US Humanitarianism "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Vanessa Beeley joins me to discuss the truth about the conflict in Yemen and the real agenda behind the genocide being committed. We discuss the recent events that have taken place, in particular the bombing of a school bus that took the lives of 50 children, and the bomb fragments that were found at the []

The post Vanessa Beeley Interview The (Not So) Secret War In Yemen & The True Face Of US Humanitarianism appeared first on The Last American Vagabond.

03:29

Russia-gate One Year After VIPS Showed a Leak, Not a Hack "IndyWatch Feed War"

Too Big to Fail: Russia-gate One Year After VIPS Showed a Leak, Not a Hack

...

03:28

Why Does Facebook Use NATO To Help Censor Users? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Facebook is using a NATO think tank, the Atlantic Council, which is also funded by the US government and foreign governments, to help it determine which posts are authentic and which are fake. The Atlantic Council is hardly an unbiased judge, however. It is extremely hawkish and has even encouraged US military strikes against Russian []

The post Why Does Facebook Use NATO To Help Censor Users? appeared first on The Last American Vagabond.

03:25

Xen Security Advisory 272 v2 - oxenstored does not apply quota-maxentity "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Xen . org security team on Aug 14

Xen Security Advisory XSA-272

oxenstored does not apply quota-maxentity

UPDATES IN VERSION 2
====================

Ammend patch to reference XSA-272 in the commit message.

Public release.

ISSUE DESCRIPTION
=================

The logic in oxenstored for handling writes depended on the order of
evaluation of expressions making up a tuple.

As indicated in section 7.7.3...

03:24

PUBG: NetEase Masks Its Copyright Infringement With Game Updates "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds (PUBG) is without a doubt one of hottest games at the moment.

The success earned the company hundreds of millions of dollars, which inspired other developers to create similar games.

Some of these games are too similar, according to PUBG.

To protect its financial interests, the company, therefore, decided to take the developer of two alleged spinoffs to court. PUBG sued the Chinese company NetEase, the makers of Rules of Survival and Knives Out, accusing it of copyright infringement.

While NetEase readily admitted that its games operate in the same genre, it refuted the copyright infringement claims. Last month the company filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, describing it as an attempt to monopolize the popular battle royale genre.

This motion triggered a response from PUBG this week, in which it describes NetEases defense as baseless.

Defendants attack on PUBGs complaint is baseless. PUBG is not seeking to monopolize the popular battle royale genre of video games, instead, it seeks to protect its creative expression of unique and distinctive elements within its BATTLEGROUNDS game, PUBG writes.

NetEase argued that the infringement claims are unfounded, pointing at several elements that are clearly different. However, PUBG clearly disagrees, noting that individual elements and the overall selection and combination of these elements were copied.

Those distinctive and protectable elements have been blatantly copied by Defendants in not one, but two, competing games, the company writes.

NetEases defense also summed up a variety of elements that were clearly different in their games.

This is a non-issue according to PUBG, as copyright infringement is based on similarities between works. This means that the differences between the games provide no defense.

In addition, PUBG notes that this argument is improper, as many of the cited differences were introduced in updates that came out after the lawsuit was filed.

[M]any of Defendants claimed dissimilarities are a fallacy, strategically inserted by Defendants after this lawsuit was filed, in a clear attempt to mask Defendants blatant infringement, PUBG writes.

The developer provides several examples of Rules of Survival changes that were added after the complaint was filed. These range from changes to optimize the gameplay to the addition of...

03:24

Xen Security Advisory 271 v2 (CVE-2018-14007) - XAPI HTTP directory traversal "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Xen . org security team on Aug 14

Xen Security Advisory CVE-2018-14007 / XSA-271

XAPI HTTP directory traversal

UPDATES IN VERSION 2
====================

Public release.

ISSUE DESCRIPTION
=================

XAPI has an unauthenticated HTTP endpoint update/ which exports the
contents of /var/update for other hosts to use.

However, the resolution of . and .. in paths is performed before url
unquoting is...

03:23

Climatologist Guy McPherson exposed as a Con Man and a Grifter, as this video clearly shows "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Dr. Guy McPherson is accused of being a con man and a grifter, along with basing his presentations on non-scientific and faulty information, for nefarious purposes. This is a nine minute video of that accusation in a crowd of people that Guy was speaking to, during the Q and A period, along with Guy's response.

03:22

Xen Security Advisory 270 v2 - Linux netback driver OOB access in hash handling "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Xen . org security team on Aug 14

Xen Security Advisory XSA-270

Linux netback driver OOB access in hash handling

UPDATES IN VERSION 2
====================

Public release.

ISSUE DESCRIPTION
=================

Linux's netback driver allows frontends to control mapping of requests
to request queues. When processing a request to set or change this
mapping, some input validation was missing or flawed....

03:21

Xen Security Advisory 269 v2 - x86: Incorrect MSR_DEBUGCTL handling lets guests enable BTS "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Xen . org security team on Aug 14

Xen Security Advisory XSA-269

x86: Incorrect MSR_DEBUGCTL handling lets guests enable BTS

UPDATES IN VERSION 2
====================

Public release.

ISSUE DESCRIPTION
=================

The DEBUGCTL MSR contains several debugging features, some of which virtualise
cleanly, but some do not. In particular, Branch Trace Store is not
virtualised by the processor, and software has...

03:20

Media watch Wednesday "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

15 August 2018 Media Watch is a focus on New Zealand media, blogs and social media. You can post any items of interested related to media. A primary aim here is to hold media to account in the political arena. A credible and questioning media is an essential part of a healthy democracy. A general []

03:20

Defense Inspector General to Investigate Military's Toxic Open Burning "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The Department of Defenses internal watchdog is launching an investigation into the militarys heavily polluting practice of open burning and detonating hazardous explosive materials on its properties, as well as its frequent reliance on federal contractors to carry out that work.

The inquiry, announced Aug. 10 on the website of the departments Office of Inspector General, will examine whether the departments practices are legal, and whether the contractors charged with handling dangerous materials often close to the public have proper oversight.

Robust oversight of these contractors is essential for protecting the health and well-being of all who work and live near these installations, Democratic Rep. Carol Shea-Porter of New Hampshire wrote to ProPublica in an email. But it is clear that this oversight did not take place. 

Get ProPublicas Major Investigations by Email

Last year, a ProPublica investigation into military pollution revealed that the Department of Defense continues to burn hazardous explosives at more than 60 sites across the country despite readily available alternatives, longstanding environmental laws banning the practice for most other industries and a pattern of concern in communities that the pollution from the burning was...

03:19

Citizens Police Academies Are Used To Improve Community Relations and Influence Voters "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By MassPrivateI A recent article in KSFY revealed that the Lincoln County Sheriffs Office is training citizens to act like cops. Because that is what...

03:19

Xen Security Advisory 268 v2 - Use of v2 grant tables may cause crash on ARM "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Xen . org security team on Aug 14

Xen Security Advisory XSA-268

Use of v2 grant tables may cause crash on ARM

UPDATES IN VERSION 2
====================

Public release.

ISSUE DESCRIPTION
=================

ARM never properly implemented grant table v2, either in the
hypervisor or in Linux.

Unfortunately, an ARM guest can still request v2 grant tables; they
will simply not be properly set up, resulting in...

03:18

OHCHR | Migration nightmare for an indigenous woman in Mexico "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

OHCHR | Migration nightmare for an indigenous woman in Mexico // OHCHR | Migration nightmare for an indigenous woman in Mexico - Santizo, an indigenous Chuj woman from Guatemala, left her hometown in August 2014 in the hope of reaching the United States. A migrant smuggler, also known as a coyote or pollero, had already laid out a plan for her:she wouldcross the Mexican border with Guatemala and get to the northern Mexican city of Reynosa, in the state of Tamaulipas, near the United States border.

Along the way, Santizo, who could not communicate with others in her group because she did not speak Spanish, could not tell where she was. The coyote reassured her by saying they were close to entering the United States.

Every year, thousands of migrants from Central America cross the length of Mexicos territory to flee from violence, disappearances, executions, torture, poverty and gang-forced recruitment. Many of them are asylum seekers and migrants in transit trying to reach the United States in search of better life opportunities.

03:17

Xen Security Advisory 273 v1 (CVE-2018-3620,CVE-2018-3646) - L1 Terminal Fault speculative side channel "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Xen . org security team on Aug 14

Xen Security Advisory CVE-2018-3620,CVE-2018-3646 / XSA-273

L1 Terminal Fault speculative side channel

ISSUE DESCRIPTION
=================

In x86 nomenclature, a Terminal Fault is a pagetable walk which aborts
due to the page being not present (e.g. paged out to disk), or because
of reserved bits being set.

Architecturally, such a memory access will result in a page fault
exception, but some processors will speculatively...

03:15

Kaduna deputy speaker resigns "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Deputy Speaker of the Kaduna state House of Assembly, Hon.John Audu Kwaturu has resigned from his position. It would be recalled that Kwaturu defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) last week. In a two-paragraph letter, the lawmaker said, I hereby tender my letter of resignation as []

The post Kaduna deputy speaker resigns appeared first on Newtelegraph.

03:15

General chat "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Is there any way we could have a thread for the more lightweight stuff like music and general chat? Do it here. Please no personal attacks or bickering. Anything abusive, provocative or inflammatory may be deleted.

03:10

Open Forum Wednesday "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

15 August 2018 This post is open to anyone to comment on any topic that isnt spam, illegal or offensive. All Your NZ posts are open but this one is for you to raise topics that interest you.  If providing opinions on or summaries of other information also provide a link to that information. Bloggers []

03:10

Russian Armaments Completely Adhere to International Law Kremlin "IndyWatch Feed War"

Sputnik 14.08.2018 MOSCOW All new Russian armaments are consistent with the letter and spirit of international agreements, Russia has never violated them, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday. The president has said that all new armaments are fully consistent with the spirit and letter of relevant international documents. Russia has never violated []

03:10

Alliance Between Syria And YPG Deepens Ahead Of Idlib Offensive, Provoking An Unpredictable Turkey "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The YPGs participation in the upcoming Idlib offensive on the side of the Syrian government would essentially cement its realignment in the Syrian conflict, greatly weakening the U.S. justification for its continued military presence in Syria, while also potentially provoking an increasingly unpredictable Turkey. ALEPPO, SYRIA  With military forces from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) []

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03:10

L1 Terminal Fault - The Latest Speculative Execution Side Channel Attack "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Details are still light but a new vulnerability is coming out called the L1 Terminal Fault. It's been described as a "train-wreck" and is another big deal in the security space as the latest speculative side-channel attack vector...

03:07

Turning off Location History doesnt prevent Google from knowing your location "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

If you believe that by turning off Location History on your Android device or iPhone means that Google wont be able to know your location, think again: Princeton University researchers have confirmed Google services store users location regardless of those settings. The research was performed on behalf of Associated Press, whose interest was piqued by a blog post by a graduate researcher at UC Berkeley, who noticed that her Android phone prompted her to rate More

The post Turning off Location History doesnt prevent Google from knowing your location appeared first on Help Net Security.

03:05

[UK] Known fascist has car vandalised in Bristol "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

received 12.08.2018

The guitarist for Queensbury Rules (a Blood & Honor band) had his car sabotaged in the early hours of the 7th of August.

Wojciech (Woj) Wasilewski, a known fascist had all 4 tyres of his car punctured, the bodywork scratched and a message sprayed which reads: Woj = Fascist and on the otherside: [heart symbol] ANNA YPG.

The car was parked on Trinity St (New Town) St Philips, sometimes parked on Hassell Drive, both near Trinity Police Station, Bristol. The car is a red Hyundai, reg: EA60TWX

Woj and his Polish friends live above Skin Deep, a tattooist shop on Old Market (close to where the car was parked). The shop is run by Ozzie, an old National Fronter from Kingswood, Bristol.

Woj has been seen in a Queensbury Rules T-shirt with Pie and Mash printed on the back (cockney slang for fash). It also had the slogan: Five little words which means We go where we want. But the reality is they dont, their gigs are very secretive and so we decided to go below the belt and kick him in the bollocks.

There is graffiti near Wojs flat, which is separate from this attack, that also mentions Anna Cambell: When you fight fascism, the rules of engagement should be of your own making

Take em on the blind side cell.

in portuguese

03:03

Censorship is what happens when powerful people get scared "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Only the weak hit the fly with a hammer.  Bangambiki Habyarimana

Anyone who tells you the recent escalation of censorship by U.S. tech giants is merely a reflection of private companies making independent decisions is either lying or dangerously ignorant.

In the case of Facebook, the road from pseudo-platform to willing and enthusiastic tool of establishment power players is fairly straightforward. It really got going earlier this year when issues surrounding egregious privacy violations in the case of Cambridge Analytica (stuff that had been going on for years) could finally be linked to the Trump campaign.  It was at this point that powerful and nefarious forces spotted an opportunity to leverage the companys gigantic influence in distributing news and opinion for their own ends. Rather than hold executives to account and break up the company, the choice was made to commandeer and weaponize the platform. This is where we stand today.

Lets not whitewash history though. These tech companies have been compliant, out of control government snitches for a long time. Thanks to Edward Snowden, were aware of the deep and longstanding cooperation between these lackeys and U.S. intelligence agencies in the realm of mass surveillance. As such, the most recent transformation of these companies into full-fledged information gatekeepers should be seen in its proper context; merely as a dangerous continuation and expansion of an already entrenched reality.

But its all out in the open now. Facebook isnt even hiding the fact that its outsourcing much of its fake news analysis to the Atlantic Council, a think tank funded by NATO, Gulf States and defense contractors. As reported by Reuters:

Facebook began looking for outside help amid criticism for failing to rein in Russian propaganda ahead of the 2016 presidential elections

With scores of its own cybersecurity professionals and $40 billion in annual revenue in 2017, Facebook might not seem in need of outside help.

It doesnt need outside help, it needs political cover, which is the real driver behind this.

The post Censorship is what happens when powerful people get scared appeared first on...

03:03

Call of Solidarity from Camp Cloud "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

from Camp Cloud

Calling To All Water Protectors, Come to Camp Cloud with your Love!

Camp Cloud is an Indigenous Grass Root Surveillance Camp situated at the gates of Kinder Morgan on Shellmont street.

On Friday 10th of August the City of Burnaby was in court to get an injunction on Camp Cloud. Judge Geoffrey Gomery issued a 48 hour eviction notice to the camp.

We are in need of water protectors in the area to show solidarity and come to Camp Cloud to Share Stories, Drum, Sing and Pray around our Sacred Fire.
We have enough space for people to park their vehicles and set up tents.
Camp Cloud Address: 8098 Shellmont Street so called Burnaby

03:01

Behind The Pin: Logic Level Outputs "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

There is one thing that unites almost every computer and logic circuit commonly used in the hardware hacking and experimentation arena. No matter what its age, speed, or internal configuration, electronics speak to the world through logic level I/O. A single conductor which is switched between voltage levels to denote a logic 1 or logic zero. This is an interface standard that has survived the decades from the earliest integrated circuit logic output of the 1960s to the latest microcontroller GPIO in 2018.

The effect of this tried and true arrangement is that we can take a 7400 series I/O port on an 8-bit microcomputer from the 1970s and know with absolute confidence that it will interface without too much drama to a modern single-board computer GPIO. When you think about it, this is rather amazing.

Its tempting to think then that all logic level outputs are the same, right? And of course they are from a certain viewpoint. Sure, you may need to account for level shifting between for example 5V and 3.3V families but otherwise just plug, and go, right? Of course, the real answer isnt quite that simple. There are subtle electrical differences between the properties of I/O lines of different logic and microcontroller families. In most cases these will never be a problem at all, but can rear their heads as edge cases which the would-be experimenter needs to know something about.

Consider the Voltage

...

03:00

Going the Wrong Way: NYCs New Ride-Hailing Cap "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Today we are sharing another guest post from Strong Towns member Joe Cortright at the think tank and blog, City Observatory. It is republished here with permission.

Here, Cortright takes New York City to task for missing the point when it comes to traffic congestion by moving to restrict the growth of ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft. Singling out ride-hailing apps for blame may be easy and popular. But it takes the focus away from the real cause of congestion: the fact that no driver pays what they should to use New York streets. 


New Yorks City Council is moving ahead with a package of measures designed to cap the number of ride-hailed vehicles, like Uber and Lyft, as a way of addressing the citys growing congestion problem.

This is both a mistake and a blown opportunity.  Just a few months ago, New York seem poised to do the one thing that we know would address congestion: price the use of its streets. That measure foundered, due in part to the ongoing feud between New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio. Instead, local leaders are taking the politically expedient (but wrong-headed) position that ride-hailed vehicles alone are responsible for congestion, and that taxing them or capping their numbers will somehow resolve congestion problems.

In some respects, this recapitulates the historical evolution of taxis in New York. Initially, taxis were unregulated, and they flooded city streets. That led the city to implement the medallion system which strictly limited taxi numbers for decades, and which led to medallion owners reaping huge profits from the limited supply. The entry of Uber, Lyft and other ride-hailing services effectively evaded the medallion cap, providing vastly more service (including to underserved areas of the city) and caused medallion prices to collapse. Not surprisingly, yellow taxi owners and operators have been urging the city to limit the number of ride-hailed vehicles.

While the medallion system was explicit about who had the right to operate in the city, we don't know exactly how the city plans to allocate permission to operate ride hailed vehicles. Will existing license holders be grandfathered? Like medallions, will their licensees capture the value associated with operating in the city?

Its clear that ride hailed companies are being made the whipping boy of those alarmed about growing traffic congestion. But thats wrong, as Robin Chase,...

02:59

Sweden: Masked youths rampage in no-go zones, torch 100 cars, extremely organized, like a military operation "IndyWatch Feed War"

Sweden: Masked youths rampage in no-go zones, torch 100 cars, extremely organized, like a military operation
Youths is a frequent establishment media euphemism for Muslims. If they were in Britain, theyd be Asians. This is indeed a military operation. It is part of the jihad to bring down the Swedish state and replace it with an Islamic government. Like a Military Operation: 100 Cars Burnt in Swedish No-Go Zones, by Liam []

02:56

Environmental Groups Win Victory in Reducing Coal Plant Water Pollution in MD "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

In Response to Arguments from Advocates and Concerned Citizens, Hogan Administration Limits Toxic Metals from Three Coal-fired Power Plants

Baltimore  Responding to legal and technical arguments from environmental groups and concerned citizens, Maryland Governor Larry Hogans Administration has imposed limits on toxic metals in water pollution from three of the states largest coal-fired power plants.

These pollutants including arsenic, mercury and selenium cause cancer and neurological damage, and are toxic to fish, at very low doses. The new limits at the Chalk Point power plant in Prince Georges County, Dickerson plant in Montgomery County, and Morgantown plant in Charles County could reduce toxic discharges by up to 97 percent in some cases.

We are pleased to see that the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) is following the law and stepping up to protect the environment at a time when the EPA is actively trying to undermine environmental protection said Abel Russ, attorney with the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP).

EIP learned about the MDE decision on the Morgantown plant in a letter the advocacy group received yesterday, and about the other two plants late last week, although though the new state permits became effective on July 27.

EIP and the Sierra Club, joined by the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility, Clean Water Action, and the Patuxent and Potomac Riverkeepers, argued in comments sent to MDE last October that EPAs Clean Water Act regulations compel Maryland to meet new federal limits on toxic metals in wastewater from air pollution scrubbers by November 1, 2020. The groups also presented a technical analysis by a leading expert on coal plant pollution showing that the new limits could be met quickly and affordably.

In the final permits, MDE agreed with the public comments, and imposed the new limits with a 2020 deadline. The final determination requires compliance with federal EPA effluent limitation guidelines forwastewater by Nov. 1, 2020, the MDE letter to EIP states.

The facilities must also cease discharging any water that been mixed with (and used to transport) a power plant waste product called bottom ash byNovember 1, 2020, and must report on their progress toward meeting both standards every six months.

This is yet another step, among many left to go, in order to bring under some level of control and accountability for the egregious environmental impacts these plants have inflicted on their neighbors...

02:54

Dismantling global security: Russian lawmakers dismiss US claims of Open Skies violations "IndyWatch Feed War"

RT | August 14, 2018 High-ranking members of the Russian parliament have stated that Washingtons refusal to cooperate with Moscow on the Open Skies Treaty is based on unfounded charges as Russia has always stuck to its obligations. The United States accusations in our address are completely unfounded. Russia is acting strictly in accordance with []

02:54

Iran Bans Talks With U.S. After Roll Back Of Sanctions; U.S. Threatens Sanctions On Europe "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Aaron Kesel The leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has banned holding any direct talks with the United States, as tension between the U.S....

02:51

Zimbabwe rangers shoot problem elephant in Victoria Falls town "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

A serious and sad story despite the bizarrely funny it is written was the elephant sitting on the sofa with tea and biscuits when it refused to leave the house, and how did that taxi driver carry those people while running away from the elephant. KS

 

Newsday (Zimbabwe)

RANGERS from the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZimParks) have killed a rogue bull elephant which had terrorised Victoria Falls residents.

By Nokuthaba Dlamini

ZimParks spokesperson Tinashe Farawo said the elephant was put down on Thursday after wreaking havoc in the resort town, refusing to leave a house in Mkhosana suburb.

They tried to drive it away and it started being more violent and charging at people. Rangers were left with no choice, but to put it down, Farawo said.

In tuckshops, residents lost many valuables as it was destroying the buildings before eating sweets, biscuits and sugar, among other groceries.

Residents of Mkhosana, under ward 11, said the stubborn elephant had become rogue.

A resident, Milton Mudimba, said the elephant last week destroyed a gate at his house before helping itself to vegetables in the garden.

We woke up and tried to chase it away and it turned against us. It had a habit of moving door-to-door and one of my neighbours vehicles was destroyed by the animal in broad daylight, he said.

Said another resident:On Monday near Mukali shops, it started chasing after a taxi driver who was carrying people. We are happy though that it has been killed.

After shooting it down, ZimParks allowed residents to share the game meat.

Over the years, Victoria Falls and surrounding areas have been recording several cases of human-wildlife conflicts, with some of them turning fatal.

 

Chief Mvuthu said 1 134 animals, including goats, donkeys and cattle, had been killed by lions and hyenas in his area since the beginning of last year.

02:49

Israel is becoming a full-blown police state, Reza Aslan says after interrogation at border "IndyWatch Feed War"

Yesterday Peter Beinart, the liberal Zionist writer, disclosed that he had been detained at Ben Gurion airport on August 12 for an hour of questioning of his political opinions/activities. Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu promptly released an unprecedented statement saying the detention had been a mistake, and Beinart said he would accept Netanyahus apology only if he apologized to Palestinians who are subjected to far worse. Many Zionists have responded angrily to the news by saying that the country is damaging itself in the eyes of the world by harassing leftleaning Jews who want to visit. And the Israeli attorney general says she is looking into the detention incidents.  

Today Reza Aslan, the bestselling writer on religion who was born in Iran and lives in LA, was moved by Beinarts experience to tell his own story on twitter:

Peters experience has spurred me to share mine. 2 weeks ago, as I was crossing back into Israel from Jordan, I was separated from my family and detained by Shin Bet. We can make it so you dont see your kids for a long time I was warned. This is what happened next.

The Shin Bet lady, who already knew everything about me and my familys journey around the world, began with You think because youre a public person I cant do whatever I want with you? I was floored. This is how interrogations begin in police states.

Why do you hate Israel? She asked. I dont hate Israel, I replied. But you hate our Prime Minister. Im sorry is your Prime Minister Israel? He was democratically elected! (No he wasnt but lets just drop that) So was Trump and I hate him and still love America.

Oh I know all about you and Trump, she spat. I forgot the Israeli Right Wings affection for our racist Neo-Nazi loving president. You dont think Israel should exist yes? Thats absurd. Im against the occupation not Israel. Then the police state part began in earnest.

Write down names of Palestinians you know Write down names of journalists you associate with Write down names of Palestinian organizations you support And constantly, repeatedly, this threat: if you dont cooperate it will be a long time before you see your kids again.

I tried to cooperate the best I could. It was 104 degrees. My wife, my two 6yr olds, my 3yr old, and I my two elderly in-laws had been waiting for me in the sun for hours. But (again the police state tactic): every answer I gave she told me was lie. ...

02:48

PHOTO: Alex Iwobi makes Nollywood debut "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Sources are claiming that Super Eagles and Arsenal football club player, Alex Iwobi, is starring in a yet to be released Nollywood movie. The Arsenal forward, who is ready for the new Premier League season, allegedly took acting classes to properly prepare for his performance in the movie. While many of his football fans are []

The post PHOTO: Alex Iwobi makes Nollywood debut appeared first on Newtelegraph.

02:42

Saudi-US Propaganda by PBS NewsHour in Houthi-held Yemen "IndyWatch Feed War"

One of the poorest countries in the Middle East, Yemens war has pushed it to the brink of famine. A Saudi blockade has slowed the flow of food and helped push prices up. Markets and businesses are ruined from airstrikes. Millions are destitute. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson smuggled herself across front lines to report on whats happening inside the worlds worst humanitarian disaster.

 PBS NewsHour summary, July 2, 2018

This is what American tax-supported propaganda looks like when an organization like the PBS NewsHour wants to maintain a semblance of credibility while lying through its intimidated teeth. Yes, Yemen is one of the poorest countries in the world, long dependent on imported food and other life support. But to say Yemens war is major league deceit, and PBS surely knows the truth: that the war on Yemen is American-backed, initiated illegally in March 2015 by a Saudi-led coalition that includes the UAE (United Arab Emirates). The US/Saudi war is genocidal, creating famine and a cholera epidemic for military purposes. These are American and Arab war crimes that almost no one wants to acknowledge, much less confront.

The Saudi blockade is also a US Navy blockade. The blockade is a war crime. Starving civilians is a war crime.

The most amazing sentence is: Markets and businesses are ruined from airstrikes. Seems rather bland. But this is a tacit admission of more war crimes Saudi bombing of civilian businesses, as well as civilian hospitals, weddings, and funerals. But PBS makes it sound like the airstrikes sort of come out of nowhere, like the rain. PBS omits the American culpability that makes the airstrikes possible: mid-air refueling, targeting support, intelligence sharing, and the rest. Think of Guernica, the fascist bombing of civilians that inspired Picassos painting. Now think of Guernica lasting three years. Thats what the US has supported in Yemen and thats what PBS helps cover up.

Yes, Millions are destitute, and yes, this is the worlds worst humanitarian disaster. But an honest news organization might go on to note that the destitution and the disaster are deliberate results of the worlds most relentless war crime.

From a journalistic perspective, getting the perky blonde reporter Jane Ferguson into northern Yemen, where the Houthis have been in control since 2014, is an accomplishment of note. There has been little firsthand reporting from Houthi Yemen, where the worst war crimes have been committed and the worst suffering continues. Fergusons presence was certainly an opportunity for serious i...

02:38

Top U.S. general warns: Islamic State in Afghanistan harboring intentions to attack west "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) branch in Afghanistan has become a significant menace against the West despite the fall of the groups caliphate in Iraq and Syria, a top American commander warned this week.

In June, Brig. Gen. Lance R. Bunch, the top U.S. air commander in Afghanistan, noted that the ISIS wing has attempted to establish its own caliphate twice this year alone in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar along the Pakistan border, considered the groups primary stronghold in the region.

U.S.-NATO-assisted Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) have so far managed to thwart the ISIS attempt to establish a caliphate in Afghanistan, Gen. Bunch declared.

Gen. Joseph Votel, the chief of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), charged with overseeing the war in Afghanistan, warned Pentagon reporters on Wednesday the American military is concerned ISIS in Afghanistan intends to attack the West.

The post Top U.S. general warns: Islamic State in Afghanistan harboring intentions to attack west appeared first on Intellihub.

02:35

Flood destroys over 50 houses in Kebbi Official "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

More than 50 houses were destroyed in Dakingari town in Suru Local Government Area of Kebbi on Monday night by heavy downpour that resulted to flooding. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the late hour rain rendered many people homeless in the town. Rabiu Kamba, the Executive Director of the State Emergency Management []

The post Flood destroys over 50 houses in Kebbi Official appeared first on Newtelegraph.

02:33

Millions of Android Devices At Risk of Man-in-the-disk Attack "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

By Waqas

Thanks to Ignorant App Developers At Defcon 2018, we have so far witnessed many innovative forms of compromising devices including electoral voting machines. However, this latest revelation Man-in-the-disk Attack is quite surprising and to a great extent concerning for Android users. According to researchers at CheckPoint security firm, the new attack method dubbed as Man-in-the-disk []

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A Lot Of Spectre Changes Land In The Linux 4.19 Git Tree, Possible Performance Impact "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

"The Speck [Spectre slang, not to be confused with the controversial NSA algo] brigade sadly provides yet another large set of patches destroying the perfomance which we carefully built and preserved," began the latest x86/pti pull request by kernel maintainer Thomas Gleixner...

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Links 14/8/2018: Virtlyst 1.2.0, Blender 2.8 Planning Update, Zorin OS 12.4, FreeBSD 12.0 Alpha "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

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Contents

GNU/Linux

  • Kernel Space

    • XArray Proposed For Merging In The Linux 4.19 Kernel

      Matthew Wilcox who most recently has been employed by Microsoft is looking to get the new XArray data structure added to the Linux 4.19 kernel.

      Earlier this year Wilcox was hoping for XArray in Linux 4.17 but that didnt pan out but he believes it is ready for Linux 4.19. XArray is intended to eventually replace the radix tree data structure in the Linux kernel. XArrays advantages include locking support as part of its design, memory not being pre-loaded, and page cache improvements in using XArray.

    • Btrfs Gets Fixes & Low-Level Improvements With Linux 4.19

      David Sterba of SUSE sent in the Btrfs file-system updates today for the Linux 4.19 kernel merge window.

      The most noticeable change with Btrfs for Linux 4.19 is that it now supports defragging opened read-only files that have read-write permissions. Btrfs in Linux 4.19 is also carrying some validation improvements, error code handling improvements, tree checker improvements, some fsync fixes, a possible deadlock fix, resetting the on-disk device stats value after replacing a drive, and a variety of other code clean-up...

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How To Make National Improved Medicare For All Inevitable "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The national movement for improved Medicare for All is gaining momentum, which means that we have the real potential to win a national universal public health insurance and means that our opponents will double down on preventing this. We speak with Dr. Carol Paris, outgoing president of Physicians for a National Health Program, about how the single payer healthcare movement has changed in the Trump era and where it needs to go. We also cover recent news, including the successful anti-racist actions in DC, the recent verdict against Monsanto and an update on the UPS worker fight for a contract.

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Beinart's detention at airport is said to signal new Israeli policy re American Jewish dissenters "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Beinart is a Zionist Jewish writer who has become more and more critical of Israel in the last 10 years, and his detention is causing alarm in American Zionist circles about the political culture of the country they love. "This is crazy,"writes a prominent neoconservative. J Street says the Beinart treatment is part of an Israeli government pattern of targeting American Jews, which is politically dangerous for Zionism.

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Aretha Franklin Under Hospice Care at Home "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Aretha Franklin is seriously ill and is receiving hospice care in her home, according to a source close to the family. Franklin in 76 years old and has suffered with health problems for several years. Vladimir Duthiers, with CBS News, has been reporting from Detroit, the hometown of Franklin. It was in Detroit that the []

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Ex-Canadian Envoy Slams US Call on Russia for Chem Weapons Inspections as Absurd "IndyWatch Feed War"

Sputnik 14.08.2018 WASHINGTON US demands for Russia to accept new inspections for chemicals weapons as a condition for not imposing sanctions are absurd since an international authority has confirmed Moscow scrapped all of them, former Canadian diplomat Patrick Armstrong told Sputnik. On Monday, the Russian Foreign Ministry in a statement said that US []

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[invitation] Anarchist Book Fair of Lisbon on October 26, 27 and 28 "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Given that climate change is brought us the colder summer of the last thirty years, given our constant and organic demand to ignite with passion and of warming ourselves with the rebelliousness of our daily struggles, we will light our flame this fall! And so returns the Anarchist Book Fair of Lisbon, on 26, 27 and 28 October, and again in the beautiful woods of Penha de Frana.
See you later!

in Portuguese

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UK: Vehicular attack at Parliament is terrorism, but what the motive was we cant answer at the moment "IndyWatch Feed War"

UK: Vehicular attack at Parliament is terrorism, but what the motive was we cant answer at the moment
And probably British authorities never will be able to answer, if the answer puts the May government in an unfavorable light. Westminster terror attack: Driver arrested after car mows down cyclists and ploughs into Parliament barrier, by Danny Boyle, Helena Horton, Harry Yorke, and Patrick Sawer, Telegraph, August 14, 2018: A terror suspect arrested after []

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Defense in depth -- the Microsoft way (part 57): all the latest MSVCRT installers allow escalation of privilege "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Stefan Kanthak on Aug 14

Hi @ll,

about 6 weeks ago, Microsoft updated their MSKB article
<<a href="https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2977003/the-latest-supported-visual-c-downloads" rel="nofollow">https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2977003/the-latest-supported-visual-c-downloads>,
listing the current/lastest downloads of their MSVCRT alias
Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 201x

Guess what Microsoft used to build the executable installers
offered on that page: COMPLETELY outdated versions 3.7.3813.0
(and before) of Wix Toolset, which NOBODY...

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Aboard The ISS, Researchers Investigate Complex Dust Behavior In Plasmas "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

[...] PK-4 is a collaboration between the European Space Agency and the Russian State Space Corporation "Roscosmos" to investigate complex plasmas. Complex or dusty plasmas contain electrons, ions and neutral gas, as well as microparticles such as dust grains. The microparticles become highly charged in the plasma and interact strongly with each other, which can lead to liquid or even crystalline behavior within the complex plasma. The most important property of such a system is that investigations of physical phenomena can be performed on the individual (micro-) particle level allowing new insights into fluid and solid-state physics.

[...] In the experiment, a microparticle cloud drifted in a plasma with a constant direct current and formed self-excited wave patterns. After that, the discharge polarity was reversed. Although the field strength was nearly identical for both discharge polarities, the wave patterns exhibited bifurcations: A new wave crest formed between the two old crests in the head of the microparticle cloud.

"The most interesting finding was the velocity of these waves strongly depends on the electric field, which is exciting the waves," said Mikhail Pustylnik, an author on the paper. "We expect to encounter these types of waves in astrophysical situations where you might have dust -- in a cometary tail, for example."

"Many plasma processes are also used in the semiconductor industry," Pustylnik said. Dust poses big challenges for the semiconductor industry because particles may damage a silicon wafer during manufacturing. Starting this fall, the researchers are planning additional experiments that will vary the range of electric fields by switching the polarity of the discharge.


Original Submission

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Hitler-admiring bigot wins Republican primary in Missouri "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Lost in the primary news from last week was one item. You may recall me writing about Arthur Jones, described as an outspoken Holocaust denier, activist anti-Semite and white supremacist, who is now the Republican nominee for a US Congressional seat in Illinois. He ran unopposed in a district that is strongly Democratic and the Republican party did not think it worthwhile to run someone against him in the primary, since the winner was likely to lose in the general election anyway.


I felt that this was a bad mistake on the part of the Republican party because while they have been blowing racist and anti-Semitic dog whistles for the longest time, having as their official candidate someone espousing these views on the campaign trail was something else again. I was shocked that they could not find someone who was willing to take one for the team and run against Jones even if they later got trounced in the general election, just so as to avoid this embarrassment.

But now we find that someone named Steve West won the primary for a Missouri house seat, handily beating three other candidates by almost 25 points. And he is a real piece of work.

On his Monday morning radio show, Steve West promotes fanatical conspiracies about Jewish cabals that are harvesting baby parts through Planned Parenthood, that torture and molest children and that run the Republican Party.

Looking back in history, unfortunately, Hitler was right about what was taking place in Germany. And who was behind it, West said on a show on KCXL radio on Jan. 23, 2017.

West won the 15th District nomination in a four-candidate race. Besides his radio show, he also has a YouTube channel and a website. Donning a wig and fake beard and calling himself Jack Justice, he has unleashed an array of bigotry including homophobia, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and outright racism.

Naturally, the Republican party is shocked, just shocked, that someone like West is not only a member of their party but that party members like him so much that he won so easily.

The Missouri Republican Party late Thursday afternoon issued a statement about Wests disgusting comments:

Steve Wests shocking and vile comments do not reflect the position of the Missouri Republican Party or indeed of any decent individual. Wests abhorrent rhetoric has absolutely n...

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Hothouse Earth "IndyWatch Feed War"

An interesting new study:1 lays out the pathway for Earth entering a Hothouse Climate State.

Our planet is still in danger of becoming a Hothouse Earth despite our current efforts to manage global warming.

Counter-intuitively, that sounds like a breath of fresh air, meaning, get the bad news out of the way ahead of time so people can brace for it, no surprises. Assuming the Hothouse Planet happens, certain areas would be uninhabitable as global temps crank up to 4C-to-5C beyond pre-industrial. The planet would be gnarled and unattractive, a nasty place to live, no more Goldilocks climate. And, all kinds of warfare would breakout as mobs vie for tillable land.

The articles general thesis is that, as of today, the planet retains its Goldilocks not too hot, not too cold swagger because of a series of natural mechanisms that maintain a balance, for example, carbon sinks, like the ocean or like the Amazon Rain Forest keep the balance in place. In fact, the study identifies ten tipping elements that maintain a balance for the planet, any one of which, once out of whack, would cascade into all the others, bringing on the onset of a hothouse planet.

Assuming the world exceeds the 2C pre-industrial marker set by the Paris Agreement, the study envisions a dangerous out of control spiral downwards, as planetary mechanisms crash in domino fashion, resulting in a planetary climate hothouse. Maybe thats what happened to Venus (865F, CO2 950,000 ppm) millennia ago.

According to the PNAS article, hothouse prevention is reducing carbon emissions ASAP with countries working together towards a common goal, including decarbonization, enhancement of carbon sinks, blah-blah-blah. Stop right there! The U.S. is already out of the deal and furthermore its a pipe dream to assume countries will come together globally to save the planet. Since the dawn of civilization, tribes, then empires, then nation/states have been fighting like cats and dogs locked together in a crowded teeny-weeny room.

Heres the issue as outlined by the study: It only takes one of the mechanisms to break down and topple all of the others. Ipso facto, that presents a problem today. The tipping elements, of which there are ten, include: (1) thawing permafrost (2) loss of coral reefs (3) loss of Arctic summer sea ice. Those three mechanisms alone, according to some pretty smart scientists, are already goners, or very, very close to goners.

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Are a Million Uighur Muslims Being Held in Camps in China? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Merkels Weekend Plans? Meet with Putin (Dan)

Putin has won another surprise meeting with a Western leader scheduled. This time its German chancellor Angela Merkel. The two are set to discuss Syria, Ukraine, and the natural gas pipeline that President Trump claimed made Germany captive to Russia.

Apple Complains About Property Taxes (Reader Steve)

Think you deserve lower taxes? Apple is leading a years-long effort to recoup millions of dollars paid in taxes for equipment they say is overvalued.

Turkey Troubles Prove a House of Cards for Financial Markets? (Dan)

Will Turkeys financial trouble, which has worsened since the US recently passed more sanctions, affect other regional markets? The answer is definitely maybe.

Whos Watching YOU Type? (Gerry)

The author writes, The data collection is invisible to those being watched. Using sensors in your phone or code on websites, companies can gather thousands of data points, known as behavioral biometrics, to help prove whether a digital user is actually the person she claims to be.

The post Are a Million Uighur Muslims Being Held in Camps in China? appeared first on WhoWhatWhy.

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You know youre a Republican when "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

You fall for a Sacha Baron Cohen stunt.

The guy is a gun nut named Dan Roberts, and is considering suing Baron Cohen for tricking him into doing something humiliating.

If I were in such a situation, Id be arguing with the guy and refusing to go along, and I think that might be the difference. Its not whether youre conservative or stupid, its about how willing one is to submit to authority.

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Tutorial: Cmo acelerar las descargas activando funcin en Google Chrome "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

En cualquiera de estas versiones, tanto en Windows como en macOS, Linux, Chrome OS y en el sistema operativo mvil Android, es posible disfrutar de sus ventajas Regeneracin, 14 de agosto de 2018. Google Chrome ha introducido una nueva caracterstica que est enfocada a hacer que nuestras descargas sean notablemente ms rpidas. Ahora bien, es una funcin que afecta nicamente a las descargas que demoran ms de []

La entrada Tutorial: Cmo acelerar las descargas activando funcin en Google Chrome se public primero en Regeneracin.

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How WeChat Filters Images for One Billion Users "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

With over 1 billion monthly users, WeChat boasts the title of most popular chat application in China and the fourth largest in the world. However, a new report by Citizen Lab researchers reveals exactly how the platform is able to censor images sent by these billion users.

Building on previous research which shows that WeChat censors sensitive images, this new report demonstrates the technical underpinnings of how this censorship operates. Specifically, findings show that WeChat uses two different algorithms to filter images: an Optical Character Recognition (OCR)-based approach that filters images containing sensitive text and a visual-based one that filters images that are visually similar to those on an image blacklist.

Most censorship research has thus far focused on measuring website blocking or censorship of chat, posts, and other text media, says report author Jeffrey Knockel. As images become an increasingly large component of how we communicate online, we need to also have a good understanding of how image censorship is implemented.

And evidence suggests that images are gaining favour among WeChat users. In a recent study, images ranked as the most preferred type of message shared on WeChat Moments (similar to Facebooks Timeline feature), beating out text-based posts and short videos.

Understanding how the industry leader conducts censorship of different content formats offers us some insights into the trend of censorship and direction of future research, says report author Lotus Ruan.

To evaluate how image censorship functions, Citizen Lab researchers devised a series of tests that revealed the ways in which filters would reject or allow images in Moments. They discovered that the OCR-based algorithm has details common to many standard OCR algorithms in that it converts images to grayscale and uses blob merging to consolidate characters. Additionally, they found that the visual-based algorithm is not based on any machine learning approach that uses high level classification of an image to determine whether it is sensitive or not.

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Looking Forward To Electromagnetic Field 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

There is an air of excitement among the hackerspaces of Europe, because this month is hacker camp season. In Denmark they have Bornhack beginning on Thursday, in Italy IHC was held earlier in the month, while here in the UK we are looking forward to Electromagnetic Field. Were excited be at Eastnor Castle for Electromagnetic Field at the cusp of August and September for several days under canvas surrounded by our communitys best and brightest work. Well even have a Hackaday Readers Village this year!

If youve never been to a hacker camp before, this is one thats not to be missed. Technically this is camping, but where every structure from the smallest tent upwards has mains power and gigabit Ethernet. Its the equivalent of a music festival if you replace the music with technology and other cool stuff from our world. There are talks on a huge variety of fascinating subjects, the chance to see up close some of the things youll have read about here on Hackaday, and best of all, a significant proportion of Europes hackerspace communities all together in one place. They are a uniquely stimulating and exciting environment.

Hackaday Readers Village Among the Highlights

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Wealthy die-hards are having their brains frozen in hopes of coming back to life in future "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

For eons, the global elite has been able to afford almost anything they ever wanted but now that technology has come so far advanced a new door has opened in which the ultra-wealthy are now having their brains frozen in order to come back to life at a date hundreds of years into the future.

From Michael Snyder via End of the American Dream:

If you could live forever, would you do it? Throughout history, money has allowed the elite to buy just about anything they want except an escape from death. Many super-rich individuals are deeply haunted by the knowledge that they have spent their lives working incredibly hard to accumulate vast amounts of wealth but they only have a very limited amount of time in which to enjoy it. As a result, many of them are absolutely obsessed with finding a way to cheat death. The quest for eternal life is very much alive today especially in tech hotbeds such as Silicon Valley. As technology continues to increase at an exponential rate, many among the elite are absolutely convinced that eternal life will be possible someday, and they are determined to stick around long enough to be a part of that revolution.

One way that some ultra-wealthy people are attempting to extend their lifespans into the future is through the emerging science of cryogenics. Some are having their entire bodies frozen, and others are having just their brains frozen, but it is very expensive

The super-rich are having their brains frozen for 80,000 ($100,000) in the hope of being re-born in as little as 200 years time.

Cryogenics, which involves deep freezing the body to -196C (-321F), is increasingly being seen as a way to beat death.

There are several companies that currently perform this kind of service around the world right now. In total, several hundred people have already been frozen, and a few thousand more have signed up and are waiting to die.

And even though nobody has ever been successfully brought back, there is a very fervent belief that someday in the future it will be possible to return to the land of the living and...

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Indgenas de municipio de Puebla ganaron litigio y ellos manejarn el dinero pblico "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Luego de meses de litigio contra el edil panista de San Pablito, Pahuatln, Puebla, los indgenas de la zona manejarn los recursos pblicos     Por Leticia nimas Regeneracin, 14 de agosto de 2018. Los habitantes de San Pablito, localidad de Pahuatln, Puebla, ganaron en tribunales la autonoma para disponer de los recursos pblicos contra el []

La entrada Indgenas de municipio de Puebla ganaron litigio y ellos manejarn el dinero pblico se public primero en Regeneracin.

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Sweden In Flames After Organized Firebombing Blitz "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Sweden In Flames After Organized Firebombing Blitz

Sweden In Flames After 'Organized' Firebombing Blitz

Swedish cities were rocked by a series of firebombings and arson attacks last night in what many believe was an organized onslaught.

Over 100 cars were set alight by masked gangs in Gothenburg, Stockholm, Malm, Uppsala, Helsingborg, and surr...

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No automatic ticket for Ambode, others in Lagos Tinubu "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Tuesday declared that the party will not give automatic ticket to any aspirants in the forthcoming 2019 elections, noting that all the aspirants will pass through a direct primary. He also disclosed that APC in Lagos State will elect all the partys candidates []

The post No automatic ticket for Ambode, others in Lagos Tinubu appeared first on Newtelegraph.

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CVE-2018-14722: btrfsmaintenance: Code execution "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Marcus Meissner on Aug 14

Hi,

SUSE employee Fabian Vogt has found a shell code injection issue in the "btrfsmaintenance" tools.

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1102721

Mounting btrfs images with a label including shell injection characters could cause
the cron jobs (running as root) to execute the include shellcode.

Our proposed fix attached to this email.

bad image can be created with:
mkfs.btrfs --label "`/evil/command`'...

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USA: alleged ELF and ALF fugitive, Joseph Dibee, arrested After 12 Years "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Joseph Mahmoud Dibee, an alleged member of the Earth Liberation Front group The Family, has been arrested in Cuba and is now being held in Oregon. Cuban authorities, with assistance from the FBI and other US government agencies, detained Dibee in Cuba shortly before he was set to board a plane to Russia. He has

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Examined: Indigenous Resistance To Major Oil Pipelines "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Two years ago, major media outlets started to pay attention to a group of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe members demonstrating along the Cannonball River located in North Dakota. They were demonstrating against the Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) construction of the 1,880 km Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) on their territory. The tribe said they were never consulted on the pipeline's re-route from Bismarck into their sovereign and sacred lands. The Standing Rock feared the line would leak crude into their main aquifer, Lake Oahe, part of the Missouri River. From March 2016 the Sioux, who would be joined by over 300 other Indigenous 'water protectors' and international allies, set up camp on the North Dakota prairie to resist the pipeline despite government food blockades, massive arrests, police dog and water cannon attacks well into the frigid Midwest winter of that year.

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Okowa, Four Other Governors Emerge Winners Of 2018 Good Governance Poll "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Okowa


LAGOS AUGUST 14TH (URHOBOTODAY)-The African Leadership Magazine UK, organizers of the annual Good Governance Poll in Nigeria have unveiled the list of winners in the just concluded Good Governance Poll.
The winners who shall be decorated and presented with the instruments of honour at the International Forum on African Leadership, on the 25th September, 2018 at the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York, were unveiled by the Publisher, Dr. Ken Giami in Abuja, Nigeria, after the editorial board concluded the collation of both offline and online votes across all the channels and platforms. The event with the theme: Peace, Security and Sustainable Development in Africa Our Home-grown Solutions, has as the keynote speaker, His Excellency, John Magugufuli, President of the Republic of Tanzania.
The winners are:
1. BEST GOVERNOR GRASSROOTS & PEOPLE DEVELOPMENT
Mr. Ifeanyi Okowa, Delta State
2. BEST GOVERNOR INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT
Mr. Nyesome Wike, Rivers State
3. BEST GOVERNOR EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT,
Malam Nasiru El-Rufai, Kaduna State,
4. BEST GOVERNOR, PEACE & SECURITY
Alh. Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, Gombe State
5. ALM OVERALL BEST GOVERNOR,
Alh. Ikinwumi Ambode, Lagos State
6. BEST GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONS
Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC
The Poll which...

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You know youre a liberal when "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

You just voted, and all the candidates you voted for were 3 women and a Muslim man.

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87yo Great-Grandmother Tasered in Her Breast by Police While Cutting Dandelions with a Knife "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

great-grandmother

A great-grandmother who was out cutting dandelions with a knife was tasered by police and arrested because she couldn't understand what they were saying.

The post 87yo Great-Grandmother Tasered in Her Breast by Police While Cutting Dandelions with a Knife appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

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Patriotism Has Been Turned Against Patriots "IndyWatch Feed War"

Some members of the San Francisco 49ers kneel during the national anthem before a game with the Washington Redskins in Landover, Maryland, on October 15, 2017 (Keith Allison/CC BY-SA 2.0)

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Economic War On Iran Is War On Eurasia Integration "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Hysteria reigned supreme after the first round of US sanctions were reinstated against Iran over the past week. War scenarios abound, and yet the key aspect of the economic war unleashed by the Trump administration has been overlooked: Iran is a major piece in a much larger chessboard. The US sanctions offensive, launched after Washingtons unilateral pullout from the Iran nuclear deal, should be interpreted as an advance gambit in the New Great Game at whose center lies Chinas New Silk Road arguably the most important infrastructure project of the 21st century and overall Eurasia integration. The Trump administrations maneuvers are a testament to how Chinas New Silk Road, or Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), threaten the US establishment.

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States of Emergency Declared in NJ, NY, FL Ongoing Emergencies in AZ, CA "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

NJ Declares State of Emergency NJ Governor has declared a state of emergency in Bergen, Essex, Monmouth, Ocean and Passaic counties due to the damage caused by torrential rains. Many areas of the state have experienced flooding over the past few days. Know how to stay safe after a flood https://t.co/BzTQIgv9VH. #ReadyNJ #flooding #floodsafety #TurnAroundDontDrown []

01:46

Saraki dares Buhari over National Assembly siege "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to set up an independent judicial panel of inquiry into the assault on the National Assembly by masked gunmen. Saraki made the demand on his Twitter handle on Tuesday morning. The very serious questions about last Tuesdays siege on the National []

The post Saraki dares Buhari over National Assembly siege appeared first on Newtelegraph.

01:43

An 11-Year-Old Changed Election Results On a Replica Florida State Website in Under 10 Minutes "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Via: PBS: An 11-year-old boy on Friday was able to hack into a replica of the Florida state election website and change voting results found there in under 10 minutes during the worlds largest yearly hacking convention, DEFCON 26, organizers of the event said. Thousands of adult hackers attend the convention annually, while this year []

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PF respetar iniciativas y proyectos del gobierno de AMLO "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

El comisionado general de la Polica Federal asegur que estarn a la altura del nuevo modelo de seguridad del gobierno de Andrs Manuel Lpez Obrador y que respetarn sus iniciativas y proyectos   Regeneracin, 14 de agosto de 2018. Manelich Castilla, el comisionado general de la Polica Federal, asegur que la corporacin estar a la []

La entrada PF respetar iniciativas y proyectos del gobierno de AMLO se public primero en Regeneracin.

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Voters Registration: Delta Govt Declares Thursday And Friday Public Holiday "IndyWatch Feed Africa"


LAGOS AUGUST 14TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Delta State Governor Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has declared Thursday 16th and Friday 17th August, 2018, public holidays to ensure public servants in the state participate fully in the ongoing voters registration exercise.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government Hon Festus Agas.
According to the statement, the declaration is informed by the fact that the ongoing voters registration exercise will terminate on Friday, 17th August, 2018.
It is expected that public officers who have not registered before now will take advantage of the work-free days to do so and ensure that they are not disenfranchised.
Similarly, officers that are yet to collect their permanent voters card should take advantage of the holidays to do so and conclude this important aspect of our political process.

01:39

"I Survived Because . . ." "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

"I survived because I was walking to a building that was behind a small hill that faced downtown. I was standing in such a way that the building was to my right and the stone garden was to my left. . . .

01:39

Key Reuse opens to attacks on IPsec IKE, Cisco, Huawei, ZyXEL products are affected "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Security expert demonstrated that reusing a key pair across different versions and modes of IPsec IKE open the doors to attacks. Many vendors are affected

Security researchers from the University of Opole in Poland and the Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany have devised a new attack technique that allows cracking encrypted communications.

The products of several vendors, including Cisco, Huawei, ZyXEL, and Clavister, are vulnerable to the attack.

The experts will present their findings this week at the 27th USENIX Security Symposium, meantime they have released a research paper.

In this paper, we show that reusing a key pair across different versions and modes of IKE can lead to cross-protocol authentication bypasses, enabling the impersonation of a victim host or network by attackers. We exploit a Bleichenbacher oracle in an IKEv1 mode, where RSA encrypted nonces are used for authentication. reads the paper.

Using this exploit, we break these RSA encryption based modes, and in addition break RSA signature-based authentication in both IKEv1 and IKEv2.

The experts focused their analysis on the impact of key reuse on Internet Protocol Security (IPsec). IPsec is used for virtual private networks (VPNs). The cryptographic key for IPsec leverages the Internet Key Exchange (IKE) protocol, which has two versions, IKEv1 and IKEv2.

The experts have also described an offline dictionary attack against the PSK (Pre-Shared Key) based IKE modes, thus covering all available authentication mechanisms of IKE.

The researchers found Bleichenbacher oracles in the IKEv1 implementations of Cisco (CVE-2018-0131), Huawei (CVE2017-17305), Clavister (CVE-2018-8753), and ZyXEL (CVE-2018-9129).

Major vendors, including Cisco, Huawei and ZyXEL have published security advisories for this vulnerability.

The Ciscos advisory describes the issue as an issue in the implementation of RSA-encrypted nonces in the IOS and IOS XE software.  A remote unauthenticated attacker can obtain the encrypted nonces of an IKEv1 session by sending specially crafted ciphertexts to the targeted system.

A vulnerability in the implementation of RSA-encrypted nonces in Cisco IOS Software and Cisco IOS XE Software could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to obtain the encrypted nonces of an Internet Key Exchange Version 1 (IKEv1) session. reads the advisory published by Cisco....

01:38

Ending Police Brutality Starts With Firing Dangerous Cops "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

This week is the fourth anniversary of the shooting death of Michael Brown Jr. in Ferguson, Missouri, and the protests that spread across the nation after that tragedy. In the years since Ferguson placed police behavior under the national microscope, confidence in the police has risen and plummeted. Overall mistrust in some communities is a constant, especially among African-Americans. And recent incidents of white people calling the police on black people for simply living their lives havent helped the situation. Our nation is in the midst of a volatile moment, and its crucial literally a matter of life and death that we identify how we got here and how we can get out. Im a former Salt Lake City police chief. I believe we should start with the officers. In the last four years, weve learned an undeniable truth: Americas police departments do not always hire and retain the best officers.

01:35

Is Your Perfume Sustainable? "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Perfumery may seem benign, but ingredients derived from plants and animals can come with serious environmental and ethical toll

01:34

Yemeni Children Matter "IndyWatch Feed War"

Yemeni children (yeowatzup/CC BY 2.0)

01:31

Evwreni Kingdom Agog As Mama Osiobe Joins Her Ancestors At 102 "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Mama Esiobe


By Young Erhiurhoro
LAGOS AUGUST 14TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The remains of late Mrs. Dorcas Achediuwevwi Osiobe nee Erheromebe who died on the 24th of April, 2018 at the ripe age of 102 years was committed to mother earth on the 10th of August, 2018 in her home town of Unenurhie, Evwreni Kingdom in Ughelli North LGA of Delta state.
The funeral ceremonies which began with service of songs and night of tributes on August 9 at Mamas residence saw children, families, friends, members of the Anglican Church and the entire Unenurhie community in attendance.
The vicar of St. Marks Anglican, Unenurhie, Rev. Peter Atumremu who conducted the service of songs extolled the virtues of late Mrs. Osiobe as a generous and kind mother to the church and also to the community. He therefore advised all her children to emulate those adorable virtues, especially by holding strongly to the service of God and humanity. In his tribute to the life and times of the late Mrs. Osiobe, her younger half brother and also the head of the Erhomebe family, Chief Moses Avwenayeri Erheromebe have this to say of his late sister:
We are born of the same father but different mothers. But until my sister died, she never took me as a half brother as many Urhobo people do these days. She was a mother to me and that was why even my children called her until she died Mama-O...

01:30

01:29

Press Release: New Prisoner Audio Confirms Humanitarian Crisis at Stillwater Prison "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Press Release: New Prisoner Audio Confirms Humanitarian Crisis at Stillwater Prison | Moorbey'z Blog //

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 8.13.18

Twin Cities Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee, tc.iwoc@gmail.com

Contact: Joanna Nuez 702-588-9882

New Prisoner Audio Confirms Humanitarian Crisis at Stillwater Prison:

Prisoners and Families Demand An End to the Lockdown

The lockdown at Stillwater Prison is now in its 27th day. As families and prisoners demand an end to the lockdown the Twin Cities Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee is releasing audio from inside Stillwater prison to showcase the urgency of the lockdowns immediate end and to expose the lies being spread by the Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC). The audio, shared by Stillwater inmate Tony, last name removed due to concerns for retaliation, was received on August 11th.

This audio interview along with other independ...

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01:25

In Private Meeting, Facebook Exec Warns News Outlets To Cooperate Or End Up Dying In Hospice "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

During a closed-door and off-the-record meeting last week, top Facebook executive Campbell Brown reportedly warned news publishers that refusal to cooperate with the tech behemoth's efforts to "revitalize journalism" will leave media outlets dying "like in a hospice." "We desperately need to develop alternative delivery mechanisms to Facebook."  Judd Legum, ThinkProgress. Reported first by The Australian under a headline which read "Work With Facebook or Die: Zuckerberg," the social media giant has insisted the comments were taken out of context, even as five individuals who attended the four-hour meeting corroborated what Brown had stated. "Mark doesn't care about publishers but is giving me a lot of leeway and concessions to make these changes," Brown reportedly said, referring to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

01:25

Is This The Most Important Geopolitical Deal Of 2018? "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Olgu Okumus | Oilprice.com | August 13, 2018 The two-decade-long dispute on the statute of the Caspian Sea, the world largest water reserve, came to an end last Sunday when five littoral states (Russia, Iran, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan) agreed to give it a special legal status it is now neither a sea, []

01:25

Saraki Senate Presidency style treasonable APC "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

For failing to reconvene the Senate as requested by the Presidency, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the leadership style of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki as treasonable. The party, which stated this in a statement issued in Abuja, however, said that the party would not spend any money to have the Senate []

The post Saraki Senate Presidency style treasonable APC appeared first on Newtelegraph.

01:25

Popular H3 Podcast Stream Is Terminated For Talking About Alex Jones "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Popular H3 Podcast Stream Is Terminated For Talking About Alex Jones

Irony as Youtube gives strike to channel that was defending their censorship.

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The post...

01:23

Akpabios Defection, Bad Omen for APC, Says Former Akwa Ibom Deputy Governor. "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Senator Godswill Akpabios deputy while he was Akwa Ibom State governor,  Mr. Patrick Ekpotu has said the defection of his former More

01:22

Mission Accomplished: Why Solidarity Boats to Gaza Succeed Despite Failing to Break the Siege "IndyWatch Feed War"

Israeli naval forces enforce Israel's illegal blockade of Gaza by boarding a civilian vessel sailing for Gaza on June 5, 2010 (IDF/Public Domain)

01:22

Our Families Succumb "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Everyone can find plenty of examples from his or her own life of what aging is doing to us all.


A few days ago, I wrote an article while on a plane. Im an expat, and I was flying back to my home country. Im now in my hometown, where I lived until I was 18. I come back here only seldom, and the last time I visited was four years ago.

For the vast majority of the time I lived at my parents house, I was a child. My most vivid memories of the place are from my childhood, when everything looked so much larger. So, even though I did live here as a grown-up as well, every time I come back here after years of absence, every room in the house looks far less spacious. Things have changed a bit since I left. Furniture has changed place and function; ornaments and knick-knacks have been moved, added, or removed; predictably, even the town has changed somewhat over the years.

What has changed the most, though, are the people.

01:20

Adobe releases important security patches for its 4 popular software "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Adobe has released August 2018 security patch updates for a total of 11 vulnerabilities in its products, two of which are rated as critical that affect Adobe Acrobat and Reader software. The vulnerabilities addressed in this month updates affect Adobe Flash Player, Creative Cloud Desktop Application, Adobe Experience Manager, Adobe Acrobat and Reader applications. None of the security

01:19

Abused Asylum-Seekers Launch Legal Battle Against ICE And Its Concentration Camp Prisons "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

ADELANTO, CALIFORNIA  A group of refugees from Central America, who faced beatings and abuse while detained at a California detention center last year, are pursuing legal action in hopes of drawing attention to the systematic abuse of migrants who are being confined in a growing network of concentration camp-style facilities across the United States. The civil rights lawsuit alleges that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) bureau, for-profit prison operator GEO Group, and the City of Adelanto are responsible for considerable damages inflicted on the group of eight asylum-seekers, one of whom remains imprisoned. The notorious GEO Group a multinational for-profit prison operator with nearly 150 prisons across the globe, and one of the largest contractors for ICE has long been accused by human rights monitors of utterly neglecting the well-being of their detainees as they rake in billions in revenue.

01:19

NATO-Funded Team Advises Facebook On Flagging "Propaganda" "IndyWatch Feed War"

A Four Person NATO-Funded Team Advises Facebook On Flagging "Propaganda"

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01:19

Hack the Marine Corps bug bounty program kicks off "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and HackerOne launched the Departments sixth bug bounty program, Hack the Marine Corps. The bug bounty challenge will focus on Marine Corps public-facing websites and services in order to harden the defenses of the Marine Corps Enterprise Network (MCEN). The bug bounty program will conclude on August 26, 2018. The Marine Corps bug bounty program kicked off with a live-hacking event in Las Vegas, Nev. on August 12, 2018 More

The post Hack the Marine Corps bug bounty program kicks off appeared first on Help Net Security.

01:17

From Boston to Ferguson to Charlottesville: The Evolution of a Police State Lockdown "IndyWatch Feed War"

It takes a remarkable force to keep nearly a million people quietly indoors for an entire day, home from work and school, from neighborhood errands and out-of-town travel. It takes a remarkable force to keep businesses closed and cars off the road, to keep playgrounds empty and porches unused across a densely populated place 125 square miles in size. This happened not because armed officers went door-to-door, or imposed a curfew, or threatened martial law. All around the region, for 13 hours, people locked up their businesses and sheltered in place out of a kind of collective will. The force that kept them there wasnt external there was virtually no active enforcement across the city of the governors plea that people stay indoors. Rather, the pressure was an internal one expressed as concern, or helpfulness, or in some cases, fear felt in thousands of individual homes.

Journalist Emily Badger, The Psychology of a Citywide Lockdown, April 22, 2013

It has become way too easy to lockdown this nation.

Five years ago, the city of Boston was locked down while police carried out a military-style manhunt for suspects in the 2013 Boston Marathon explosion.

Four years ago, the city of Ferguson, Missouri, was locked down, with government officials deploying a massive SWAT team, an armored personnel carrier, men in camouflage pointing heavy artillery at the crowd, smoke bombs and tear gas to quell citizen unrest over a police shooting of a young, unarmed black man.

Three years ago, the city of Baltimore was put under a military-enforced lockdown after civil unrest over police brutality erupted into rioting. More than 1,500 national guard troops were deployed while residents were ordered to stay inside their homes and put under a 10 pm curfew.

This year, it was my hometown of Charlottesville, Va., population 50,000, that was locked down while government officials declared a state of emergency and enacted heightened security measures tantamount to martial law, despite the absence of any publicized information about credible threats to public safety.

As Tess Owen report...

01:14

Can We Trust Wikipedia and Its Medical Skepticism? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

This article will challenge a relatively recent group of Skeptics that identify themselves as the advocates of Science-Based Medicine (SBM), which is not to be confused with the widely accepted approach to decision-making in medical practice known as Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM). Although SBM's most vocal leaders are physicians and medical researchers, the group's origin is more properly found in the Skepticism movement

01:14

Prof Nabofa: A Prototype Of Urhobo Culture "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Professor Nabofa


By Young Erhiurhoro
LAGOS AUGUST 13TH (URHOBOTODAY)-On Friday August 10, 2018, a heroic and iconic Uwheru personality, a Professor of Religious Studies, a thinker and philosopher of Urhobo Studies, a traditional diviner, a dedicated Rosicrucian and a man of many indescribable parts, late Professor Michael Young Nabofa, Ph.D, IRC, RME, FAR was peacefully laid to rest in his residence.
In fact, the Holy Writs, a book of standard and order of Christianity written for thousands of centuries ago, disclosed that, When a good man dies, the people mourn but when an evil man dies, the people rejoice. The same holy book said, Rejoice with them that rejoice and mourn with them that mourn. These are true aphorisms among many cultures around the world. This is also true of the Urhobo people in the western Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Truly, the late Professor Michael Young Nabofa was really good to his native Uwheru people and also to every person or group of people he associated with while on this earthly enclave. However, instead of his death to cause mourning to his people and those that knew him according to the words of the Bible, the people rejoiced and celebrated the peaceful passage of this man to the other side of the world. Well, an Iroko tree had fallen from Uwheru Kingdom, an entire library in Religious Studies had gone from the academic world, a...

Risk of no-deal Brexit rising, everyone needs to prepare: British foreign minister "IndyWatch Feed War"

The risk of a no-deal Brexit has been increasing and the European Union commission needs to change its attitude if a deal is to be reached, British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Tuesday.

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Britains Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt attends a joint news conference with Chinas Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China July 30, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Everyone needs to prepare for the possibility of a chaotic no-deal Brexit, Hunt told reporters in Helsinki.

With less than eight months until Britain quits the EU, the government has yet to agree a divorce deal with Brussels and has stepped up planning for the possibility of leaving the bloc without any formal agreement.

I think the risk of a no Brexit deal has been increasing recently there is absolutely no guarantee that we will get a deal, Hunt said after a meeting with his Finnish counterpart Timo Soini.

But its not what anyone wants and I hope very much that well find a way to avoid that the British government has been doing everything it can to avoid that outcome, he said.

...

01:14

NIGERIA IS WITHOUT A PRESIDENT, BUHARI IS AN ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL ILLITERATE JUNAID EXPLODES. "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Junaid Mohammed, Second Republic lawmaker, on Tuesday, lambasted President Muhammadu Buhari over the tensed political atmosphere in the country. Mohammed, More

01:12

Smoke Storm Hits Washington State "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The rising sun this morning in Seattle has that other worldly red-yellow color and a thick haze lays over western Washington.

The reason?  Massive amounts of smoke has made its was southward from the wildfires in British Columbia and westward from the several fires in eastern Washington.

Seattle at 6:23 AM Tuesday.  Can you see the sun?
A video drone ascent on northern Kitsap (provided by Greg Johnson of Skunk Bay Weather) dramatically shows the murk:


The latest Washington State Air Quality Map shows unhealthy conditions over western Washington, with some locations (like Port Angeles, Cheeka Peek near Tatoosh, and several locations on the eastern slopes of the Cascades) reaching very unhealthy and hazardous conditions.


In fact, air quality is better in Beijing right now (see graphic)


Yesterday's noon image from the NASA MODIS satellite over the region was stunning.  You can see the smoke moving into western WA from Canada and eastern WA and there was an amazing, long smoke front over southern Washington.
...

01:12

Voces que huyen de la guerra de Sudn del Sur "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Foto: Nios y jvenes sursudaneses hudos de la guerra, en el campo de refugiados Imvepi, en el noroeste de Uganda. Francesc Millan Yumbe

Para Christine y Susan Rose, la guerra es una noche fugaz de junio. Una noche de esas que nunca se esperan, aunque sabes que, tarde o temprano, llegarn. Como si de una condena se tratase. Son hermanas, tienen 16 y 14 aos, y les tiembla la voz cuando hablan de lo que vieron. Nos atacaron los soldados, repite Susan, la menor. Christine es ms precisa: Un grupo de combatientes dinka [la etnia mayoritaria que controla el Gobierno de Sudn del Sur] entr en casa de noche. Se toma un respiro y se seca las lgrimas que desde hace unos segundos le bajan por las mejillas. Uno cogi a mi padre, otro a mi madre y los dos que quedaban nos robaron ropa y comida. Entonces se los llevaron [a los padres] y los decapitaron a pocos metros de donde estbamos nosotras, explica Christine, que ahora ya no se esfuerza en borrar el llanto de su rostro. Su herida es demasiado reciente: el ataque de los combatientes dinka a su aldea ocurri hace solo seis das. Tambin vimos morir a muchos de nuestros vecinos. Haba cuerpos decapitados por todos los lados, lamenta la hermana mayor. Y escaparon. Qu podamos hacer si no?.

Ahora las dos hermanas estn tumbadas en un suelo polvoriento del centro de recepcin de Imvepi, un centro de refugiados en en distrito Arua, en el noroeste de Uganda, donde llegaron hace dos das. Hablan despacio y les cuesta fijar la mirada en los ojos de quien escucha. Su testimonio podra ser el de centenares de miles de refugiados de Sudn del Sur que han huido del conflicto que martiriza a su pas desde 2013 y que est siendo especialmente duro para la poblacin civil. Aqu, en el norte de Uganda que con ms de un milln de sursudaneses, es el Estado que ms ha acogido casi todo el mundo evoca el mismo horror: los soldados del Gobierno llegan a los poblados de noche, matan, violan, saquean las cabaas, queman algunas y se van. Con total impunidad, ante el silencio internacional, como desde hace casi cinco aos.

VIOLENCIA, HAMBRE Y EPIDEMIAS

Y es que esta es tambin una guerra olvidada. Desde que, en julio de 2013, el presidente Salva Kiir, de etnia dinka, expulsara del Gob...

01:10

'Citizens Police Academies' are used to improve community relations and influence voters "IndyWatch Feed Tech"


A recent article in KSFY revealed that the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office is training citizens to act like cops.

Because that is what America needs right now, more police

These 'citizen cops' go through a ten-week training program called 'Citizens Academy' which teaches them to take part in fingerprinting, shooting a taser, A.L.I.C.E. training and much more.

In Great Falls, Montana, Citizen Academy attendees can be tasered by the police.

"Along with learning so much attendees also get to ride with an officer, see a homicide investigation, be Tased (or just watch)."

A.L.I.C.E. training is an acronym for 'Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate' or Active Shooter Civilian Response techniques.

Why are police training citizens and corporations in active shooter drills?

A.L.I.C.E. training reduces corporate liability


At approximately 2:45 minutes into the video, the ALICE Institute reveals that active shooter training reduces an organization's liability.

Citizens are also trained to conduct mock traffic stops.

01:10

"You want to put that face (Harriet Tubman) on the twenty-dollar bill?" "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Omarosa Manigault Newman's greatest public service is her damning revelations of Trump's stunningly naked bigotry that comes from someone who sat by his side for years. The revelations come rapid fire in Unhinged: An Insider's Account of the Trump White House.

01:09

Cooperate Or Die: In Private Meeting, Top Facebook Exec Threatened News Outlets "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Facebook executive Campbell Brown reportedly warned news publishers that refusal to cooperate with the tech behemoths efforts to revitalize journalism will leave media outlets dying like in a hospice.

By Jake Johnson and cross-posted from Common Dreams

 

During a closed-door and off-the-record meeting last week, top Facebook executive Campbell Brown reportedly warned news publishers that refusal to cooperate with the tech behemoths efforts to revitalize journalism will leave media outlets dying like in a hospice.

Reported first by The Australian under a headline which read Work With Facebook or Die: Zuckerbergthe social media giant has insisted the comments were taken out of context, even as five individuals who attended the four-hour meeting corroborated what Brown had stated.

Mark doesnt care about publishers but is giving me a lot of leeway and concessions to make these changes, Brown reportedly said, referring to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. We will help you revitalize journalism in a few years the reverse looks like Ill be holding hands with your dying business like in a hospice.

As The Guardian reported on Monday, Facebook is vehemently denying the veracity of the comments as reported by The Australian, referring to its own transcript of the meeting. However, Facebook is refusing to release its transcript and tape of the gathering.

Browns warning about the dire prospects for news outlets that dont get on board with a future in which corporate giants like Facebook are the arbiters of what is and isnt trustworthy news comes as progressives are raising alarm that Facebooks entrance into the world of journalism poses a major threat to non-corporate and left-wing news outlets.......

01:09

The Bolivarian Revolution Has Been Strengthened "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The frustrated assassination attempt against President Nicols Maduro Moros on August 4 in Caracas will decisively strengthen the Bolivarian revolution in Venezuela and make it invincible. It would seem that such a crime was all that was left for the Venezuelan counter-revolution to completely lose the credibility it has enjoyed among the few sectors of the population that have been supporting it. They are interested in recovering the privileges they enjoyed before the Chvez revolution. They also want to win over those who had been won over by the siren songs of Washington, whose endless capitalist propaganda about the possibility of maintaining the social benefits recently achieved by the revolution in a more just, but still unequal, society in which they could already be part of a less poor class.

01:04

NIGERIAS ELECTRICITY GENERATION DROPS TO 2,684MW "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Electricity generation in Nigeria on Monday dropped to 2,684 megawatts, as there was decline in output from the hydropower plants More

01:04

No one is coming to save us "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

If youre waiting for someone to save you from the tidal wave of corporate censorship, government authoritarianism and deranged left-wing violence, youre following a mirage. No one is coming to save you. If you want to live as a free person in a free world, youre going to have to demand it, fight for it and secure it.

Tech giants, for example, absolutely will not stop their censorship unless they are forced to stop.

Tyrannical government will never shrink its own size and power unless it is forced to shrink.

There are no saviors running for office.

There are no angels running tech companies.

And God is not going to intervene and stop evil people from destroying our world.

No one is coming to save us.

Were going to have to fight this (metaphorical) battle ourselves. Its time we all owned up to this reality and started taking action to protect our basic human rights in the face of unrestrained tyranny. Destroying the tech giants censorship stranglehold on humanity is now a matter of self-defense.

The post No one is coming to save us appeared first on Intellihub.

01:03

"The Post-Trump Presidency: Who, What, When, Where, and Why" "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

While we're mired in President Trump's "historical" tweets every day we forget what awaits us down the road.

01:02

Kano uncovers $1 million stashed in foreign account by Kwankwaso "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Kano State Government has revealed how it discovered a sum of over $1 million allegedly paid by former governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso to a university in Ukraine where no Kano state student was studying. The shocking revelation was made by Dr. Hussaini Akilu Jarma, the governors Senior Special Assistant on Higher Education on Monday []

The post Kano uncovers $1 million stashed in foreign account by Kwankwaso appeared first on Newtelegraph.

01:02

R&D Special Report: Federally Funded Research Labs "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Concept art: Air Force

National Defense magazine asked research laboratories involved in national security programs: What is your organizations number one R&D big bet, (in other words: a high-risk, high-reward technology investment) that you believe will have the biggest payoff for those in the military or national security realm? Why? And in what ways do you think it will benefit the end users?

01:02

Two Koreas Agree On 3rd Moon-Kim Summit To Be Held In September "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Leaders of the two Koreas will have their third summit in North Korea's capital next month, representatives of the two countries said in a joint press statement Monday. "South Korea and North Korea agreed to hold the summit in September in Pyongyang," the statement said, although the exact date was not mentioned. The agreement was made during a ministerial-level meeting at the request of North Korea held on the North's side of Panmunjeom within the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). "During the meeting, the two Koreas discussed issues that need to be actively dealt with. They also talked on how to implement follow-up measures to the Panmunjeom Declaration," said the statement. In a media briefing, Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon, who led the South's delegation, said the North reaffirmed its commitment for permanent peace on the Korean Peninsula and explained its denuclearization measures.

01:01

Erdogans visit to Merkel raises concerns EU will aid Turkey financially, support a path to Islamist dictatorship "IndyWatch Feed War"

Erdogans visit to Merkel raises concerns EU will aid Turkey financially, support a path to Islamist dictatorship
Germanys former finance minister Oskar Lafontaine blasted Ms Merkel is a furious tirade in protest against the visit scheduled just four weeks after the shock crash of the currency that took place last week.. Lafontaine demanded an explanation from the chancellor on the state visit, which will also see President Erdogan scoop military honours after []

01:01

Drop in Turkish Lira, Indian Rupee Sparked Fears of Contagion "IndyWatch Feed War"

While some emerging markets crises spread, others remain contained. It is still unclear which type Turkeys is

People walking next to a currency exchange office in Istanbul, Turkey, on Monday. A plunge in the Turkish lira, Indian rupee and other currencies has sparked fears of contagion.
People walking next to a currency exchange office in Istanbul, Turkey, on Monday. A plunge in the Turkish lira, Indian rupee and other currencies has sparked fears of contagion. PHOTO: ERDEM SAHIN/EPA-EFE/REX/SHUTTERS/EPA/SHUTTERSTOCK
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Sharp declines in the Turkish lira, Indian rupee and other currencies have raised the prospect of a self-reinforcing flight from riskier emerging markets.

While the lira recovered slightly on Tuesday, and so did many peers, Indias currency tumbled past 70 per dollar, a historic low. Across the world, the Argentine peso fell another 2.1%, even...

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