Julian Assange: WikiLeaks’ fugitive anti-hero

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange becomes a citizen of Ecuador more than five years after moving into its London embassy Julian Assange: WikiLeaks’ fugitive anti-heroto escape arrest, over a rape investigation that he claims is linked to his whistle-blowing activities. The pale, lanky Australian, a former computer hacker is at the centre of a dispute that his supporters see as a… Please follow and like us:

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Elites ‘Shocked’ That ‘We Actually Are Going to Protect America,’ Gingrich Says

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) blasted the “elites” who remain “shocked” that “we actually are going to protect America” through President Donald Trump’s policies and actions. He made his remarks during an interview with John Catsimatidis that aired Sunday on AM 970 in New York. Trump shocked many in political and media circles… Please follow and like us:

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Bannon apologizes over damning portrait in book as White House presses defense of Trump

WASHINGTON — With President Donald Trump cheering from the sidelines, the White House Sunday pressed its defense of the president’s fitness to govern, as fired former aide Steve Bannon reversed course and apologized for his role in a new book’s explosive portrait of Trump. The president’s critics, meanwhile, said Trump’s stream of taunts and insults in… Please follow and like us:

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China covertly offering North Korea missiles, aid to halt nuclear program

China’s Communist Party adopted a secret plan in September to bolster the North Korean government with increased aid and military support, including new missiles, if Pyongyang halts further nuclear tests, according to an internal party document. The document, labeled “top secret” and dated Sept. 15 – just 12 days after North Korea’s latest underground nuclear blast… Please follow and like us:

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Trump: ‘No, I’m not’ firing Mueller, as allies step up attacks on special counsel probe

WASHINGTON — Amid increasing Republican attacks on Robert S. Mueller III over the scope and impartiality of his investigation of Russian campaign meddling, President Donald Trump denied on Sunday that he had any intention of firing the special counsel. “No — no, I’m not,” Trump said on Sunday as he returned to the White House from… Please follow and like us:

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CIA veterans: Spooks know names of DNC leakers

Julian Assange WASHINGTON – The Central Intelligence Agency knows the identities of the people who leaked DNC emails to the whistleblower organization WikiLeaks during the heat of the 2016 presidential campaign, a former CIA officer contends. Fred Rustmann, who served as an operations officer in the CIA’s National Clandestine Service for 24 years and was a… Please follow and like us:

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When Grandma and Grandpa join the bitcoin frenzy, you know it’s is turning into a bubble

One day in 2013, when the price of bitcoin had crashed to $600 from $1,200 in a matter of hours, I wrote that this showed that the virtual currency was a dumb investment. Three months ago, when the price hit $5,000, I again called it a dumb investment. So what about now, with bitcoin trading at… Please follow and like us:

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US official: Crown Prince Salman ‘behaving recklessly’

US officials have expressed “growing alarm” at the moves made recently by Saudi Arabia’s crown prince saying they could “damage US interests”, the New York Times reported. US diplomats along with officials from the Pentagon and Central Intelligence Agency say Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman “is behaving recklessly without sufficient consideration to the likely consequences of… Please follow and like us:

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Pawning of Saudi Aramco and Saudi Arabia

While Sophia the Robot adroitly addressed the throng assembled at Saudi Arabia’s “Future Investment Initiative,” she /it wore no hijab. Sophia once claimed she/it would destroy humanity, yet she/it was now promising to play nice if treated well. The robot doesn’t have a lower half of a body – not yet. Yes, it’s a bit creepy.… Please follow and like us:

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Donald Trump says he won’t block release of secret JFK assassination files

President Trump doesn’t plan to prevent the government from publishing classified files detailing the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, he tweeted Saturday, paving the way for the likely release next week of thousands of secret CIA and FBI documents. “Subject to the receipt of further information, I will be allowing, as President, the long blocked… Please follow and like us:

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Your Smart Devices Are Not That Smart

Internet of Things (IoT) that include a wide array of devices including smart TVs, connected cars and wearable devices have been around for quite some time. Yet not many users are aware of the security measures that can help them protect their IoT devices from hackers. A smart home, for instance, features connected thermostats and security… Please follow and like us:

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Improved Citizens’ Privacy Seems Possible With Senators, Tech Companies Making Efforts

Data privacy regulation in the U.S. has been a thorny issue with provisions such as the National Security Letters (NSLs) allowing unfettered access to law enforcement agencies into citizens’ communications. The power endowed on the government by laws such as the Stored Communications Act has made accessing citizens’ email and other communications fairly easy in the… Please follow and like us:

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Are America’s wars just and moral?

“One knowledgeable official estimates that the CIA-backed fighters may have killed or wounded 100,000 Syrian soldiers and their allies,” writes columnist David Ignatius. Given that Syria’s prewar population was not 10 percent of ours, this is the equivalent of a million dead and wounded Americans. What justifies America’s participation in this slaughter? Columnist Eric Margolis summarizes… Please follow and like us:

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The real reason the Russian narrative persists

How much are tech stocks worth? For a brief time on July 3, they were all worth $123.47. It happened during after-hours trading, and it happened because that’s what the Nasdaq trading platform said they were worth. Nasdaq’s explanation is that third parties improperly sent test data to their system. That only raises more questions. We’re… Please follow and like us:

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Former FBI Agent: Deep State Exists and is Trying to Bring Down Trump

Fifteen years ago, I would have suggested a tinfoil hat for anyone who believed in the deep state. But recent events have made me rethink my diagnosis. The term “deep state” intimates a conspiracy somewhere in the woodshed. But it’s basically two or more people who get together and agree on something bad. In the case… Please follow and like us:

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