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Friday January 12, 2018. 04:36 PM
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been living in the Ecuadoran embassy to the United Kingdom in London for more than 5 years, believing that if he were taken into custody by the UK police, he would face extradition to the USA where he would be tried for publishing details ...
Scottish Limited Partnerships (previously) are notorious corporate entities whose true owners are easily disguised, making them perfect vehicles for money laundry. (more…)
HMRC, the British tax authority, is 'struggling to deal with fallout of Paradise Papers leak,' according to Parliament's public accounts committee, whose new report describes an already understaffed agency whose workload has been increased by the preparations for Brexit....
Barry Ritholz maintains two stock indices: the Oligarch Index contains 'companies that Trump liked' in his public communications; the Drain the Swamp index has 'companies that Trump trashed.' (more…)
The web is vast, but it's not exactly private. In fact, if you find yourself surfing on an unsecured network, there's a strong chance that someone could be peeking in on your browsing movements, or worse, accessing your personal information. That's why it's essential to...
Facebook is about to undergo a dramatic overhaul, company-wide, to prioritize '“meaningful interactions” between friends and family, starting with the news feed. The change also implies they'll be killing publishers' reach. What does this mean? If you get your daily dose ...
On January 11, the House passed the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act bill which renews a controversial NSA surveillance program that allows the spy agency to intercept the communications of Americans without a warrant. (more…)
Donald Trump today boasted of the United States' sale of 'F52' aircraft to Norway. They don't exist, other than elements in the popular video game 'Call of Duty.' (more…)
Thursday January 11, 2018. 11:55 PM
This is not a joke. This is a real thing that the President of the United States did today. President Trump on Wednesday blurted out something shocking about the pending immigration deal which protects people from Haiti and some African countries. At a White House meeting,...
Punk rock never dies. (more…)
https://youtu.be/Jcghl0lbDSk Dani Ochoa, a self-described ' girl with too much time on her hands,' writes, 'I spent way too much time figuring this out.'
The short, weird political career of Eric Greitens -- a former Navy Seal and onetime Democrat turned secrecy-cloaked Republican and the youngest Governor ever elected in Missouri -- may be at its end. (more…)
It's been seven years since I started following Ken 'Popehat' White's relentless pursuit of a con artist who sent his company a fake invoice. (more…)
It's $18 from Gamiss, perfect for your next BBQ. (via Crazy Abalone)
In 2015, a black software developer named Jacky Alciné revealed that the image classifier used by Google Photos was labeling black people as 'gorillas.' (more…)
A Ninth Circuit Appellate Court has rejected Oracle's attempt to treat violating its website terms of service as a felony under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, (more…)
Apple was the last major holdout on proprietary video codecs, the only major industry player that hadn't signed onto the Alliance for Open Media, home of the AV1 video format, a successor to On2's groundbreaking open formats of the early web years, which led to the company's ...
Adversarial examples have torn into the robustness of machine-vision systems: it turns out that changing even a single well-placed pixel can confound otherwise reliable classifiers, and with the right tricks they can be made to reliably misclassify one thing as another or...
Stunning script by Santa Rosa Tattoo. See more on their Instagram: @santarosatattoo. (via r/PenmanshipPorn)
A year ago I decided to piece together my own Peloton-compatible stationary spinning cycle, I still love it. I never have to go to a gym full of PEOPLE. (more…)
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