Month: June 2020

Bamboozled: Gavin Andresen Says He Could Have Been Fooled by Craig Wright, BSV Supporters Speak Out

This week a number of Kleiman v. Wright lawsuit depositions have recently published and are now available for public viewing. One specific deposition with the former Bitcoin Core lead maintainer, Gavin Andresen, casts doubt on the claim that Wright is…

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Archaeologists Have Uncovered Ancient Tools in Gabon That May Rewrite Our Understanding of Humankind’s History in Central Africa

Archaeologists have dated stone tools from Lopé National Park in Gabon to 620,000 to 850,000 years ago, making them the earliest known evidence of a human presence in the Congo Basin. “In the African chronology, we always thought Central Africa…

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By persisting with COVIDSafe, Australia risks missing out on globally trusted contact tracing

Australia has ruled out abandoning the government’s COVIDSafe contact tracing app in favour of the rival “Gapple” model developed by Google and Apple, which is gaining widespread support around the world. Deputy Chief Medical Officer Nick Coatsworth told The Project…

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Uber’s New Strategy: Buy Unprofitable Companies, ???, Profit

After Uber's merger talks with food-delivery company Grubhub fell apart, Uber has now set its sights on Postmates, according to the New York Times. Uber Eats, the ride-hailing company's food-delivery unit, is just as unprofitable as the rest of Uber's…

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In Wake of Ad Crisis, Senators Demand Facebook Address White Supremacy

Pressure is mounting on Facebook to take responsibility for its white supremacist problem. In the wake of a host of major advertisers stepping away from the platform, three U.S. Senators have sent a letter to Facebook asking why it can’t…

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Are there enough Republicans left in Colorado to reelect Cory Gardner?

Sen. Cory Gardner speaks onstage before President Trump takes the stage at the Broadmoor World Arena in Denver, Colorado, on February 20. | AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images Why Colorado is Democrats’ top Senate target this fall.…

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Trump’s Justice Department has a powerful tool to fight police abuse. It refuses to use it.

Christina Animashaun/Vox Right before he resigned, Jeff Sessions sabotaged the DOJ’s ability to fight police abuse. Jefferson Beauregard Sessions was about to become irrelevant. It was his last day in office. Donald Trump’s attorney general, formerly a US senator from…

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Mandate of the UN Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity – Russian

This video explains the work of the UN Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, the IE SOGI. Short version Read More…

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Mandate of the UN Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity – Chinese

This video explains the work of the UN Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, the IE SOGI. Short version Read More…

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Mandate of the UN Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity – Arabic

This video explains the work of the UN Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, the IE SOGI. Short version Read More…

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Mandate of the UN Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity – Spanish

This video explains the work of the UN Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, the IE SOGI. Short version Read More…

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Albanese pretends to address climate crisis

Climate crisisMary MerkenichIssue 1271AustraliaAnthony AlbaneseLabor's climate policyJune 30, 2020“Climate change is no more a matter of belief than the coronavirus is. It’s about heeding the evidence — and it is overwhelming.” So said federal Labor leader Anthony Albanese, in his much…

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Morrison’s $1.3 billion for more ‘cyber spies’ is an incremental response to a radical problem

Mick Tsikas/AAPThe federal government has announced it will spend more than a billion dollars over the next ten years to boost Australia’s cyber defences. This comes barely a week after Prime Minister Scott Morrison warned the country was in the…

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Shocking Lawsuit Alleges Hockey Players Were Forced to Bob for Apples in Urine

This article originally appeared on VICE US.Ryan Munce didn’t fully realize what was happening the first time his teammates abused him. The then 17-year-old, a goalie for the 2002-2003 Sarnia Sting, walked into the dressing room for practice when another…

/ June 30, 2020