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A Likely Chinese Hacker Crew Targeted 10 Phone Carriers to Steal Metadata

For anyone who's worried that their phone might be hacked to track their location, who they call and when, and other metadata that describes the intimate details of their life, one cyberespionage group has provided a reminder that hackers don't...

/ June 25, 2019

New Folau fund tops $500k within hours, including $100k from Australian Christian Lobby

A fresh fundraising effort for Israel Folau has already amassed nearly $500,000 in donations, just hours after it was launched by the Australian Christian Lobby.The organisation relaunched a campaign for the former Wallabies star on their website after Folau's successful...

/ June 25, 2019

300 children removed from Texas facility amid reports of ‘appalling’ conditions

The government has removed 300 children from a migrant camp in Texas after complaints they were being kept in dirty, inhumane conditions. "I have never heard of this level of inhumanity".That's how lawyer Holly Cooper described the conditions inside a Texas...

/ June 25, 2019

Scammers Target Libra Fans With Fake Sites, Zuckbucks

Several exploitative websites launched over the weekend aiming to separate credulous Libra investors from their cash. Though Libra has not seen its public debut, the media buzz around it has piqued some would-be investor’s attention. While the majority of searches...

/ June 24, 2019

Russia launches surprise missions to prepare for escalating US-Iran tension says expert

Chairman of the Officers of Russia Presidium Major General Sergei Lipovoi made the claims when speaking to the country’s state-run Tass Russian News Agency. He said that the "main aim of these surprise drills is to check the combat readiness...

/ June 24, 2019

Make America Grateful Again

Matt Kibbe attends a Grateful Dead show and explains what makes this iconic band so quintessentially American. The music, the community, and the legacy of the Grateful Dead are a metaphor for liberty and the beautiful chaos that emerges when...

/ June 24, 2019

Bitcoin Cash Shows Phenomenal Growth in the First Two Quarters of 2019

The second quarter of 2019 is coming to an end and the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network and markets have had an extraordinary year so far. BCH prices touched a high of $522 per coin on Sunday and at the current...

/ June 24, 2019

After Its Restoration Fail Inspired Comparisons to ‘Beast Jesus,’ This Statue of Saint George Has Been Triumphantly Un-Restored

Spanish specialists have managed to fix a badly botched restoration that left a 500-year-old sculpture of Saint George looking like a cartoon character last year. It took three months and $37,000 to restore the statue to its former state. The Church...

/ June 24, 2019

Blu-ray Review: The Fun Never Ends in NIGHT OF THE CREEPS

Anyone who knows me well knows that I count Night of the Creeps among my favorite movies of all time. It's weird as hell, funny, creepy, campy, and utterly engrossing. It's Fred Dekker's (The Monster Squad, RoboCop 3) first film, and it's finally...

/ June 24, 2019

Palestinians denounce US’s peace plan before Manama event

Ramallah, occupied West Bank - Hundreds of Palestinians in the occupied West Bank are protesting against the United States' Middle East peace plan, taking to the streets on the eve of a US-sponsored summit in Bahrain where Washington is expected to reveal details of its...

/ June 24, 2019

UK weather: Met Office warns of danger to life warning ahead of storms

Flash flooding is forcing drivers onto the roofs of their cars as they scramble to avoid rainy thunderstorms after the effects of a tropical 'Saharan bubble' hit Britain today.  Met Office 'danger to life' weather warnings are in place for almost...

/ June 24, 2019

In a Bid to Keep the $275 Million Guelph Treasure, Germany Appeals Nazi Restitution Case to the US Supreme Court

The dispute over Germany’s famed Guelph Treasure, and whether its 1935 sale by Jewish art dealers to Hermann Göring and the Nazi government was made under duress, could be headed to the United States Supreme Court. The Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation (the...

/ June 24, 2019

Vanuatu bans disposable diapers in fight against plastic

Parents will have to embrace the old-fashioned cloth diapering method. That's not a bad thing.The Pacific island nation of Vanuatu has announced that it will ban disposable diapers. The ban is part of a nationwide effort to curb plastic pollution,...

/ June 24, 2019

Turkey’s opposition sees turning point in Istanbul mayoral win

Opposition supporters and the few media outlets that back them are calling on the Republican People's Party's (CHP) Ekrem Imamoglu's win in the Istanbul mayoral rerun vote a win for democracy.Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been dealt an awkward...

/ June 24, 2019

Ola Bini, Privacy Activist and Julian Assange Friend, Speaks Out After Release from Ecuadorian Jail

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now! I’m Amy Goodman. We end today’s show in Quito, Ecuador, where we’re joined by Ola Bini, a Swedish programmer and data privacy...

/ June 24, 2019

Psychologist John Gartner: “Two years ago I compared Trump to Hitler. People didn’t believe me”

Trump's presidency is a "coup in process," says Gartner. There may not be "another free and fair election" On Tuesday, Donald Trump held his 2020 re-election campaign kickoff rally in Orlando. It was nothing new: Trump has held dozens of...

/ June 24, 2019

Beer ban leaves German neo-Nazi rock fans thirsty

Image copyright zdf Image caption Some fans sported T-shirts with Nazi-style symbols Beer and marching songs may have fuelled Adolf Hitler's rise to power, but neo-Nazis faced an alcohol ban at a German rock festival at the weekend.The ban was...

/ June 24, 2019

Cambodia building collapse: Two pulled alive from rubble

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption A survivor is carried on stretches after being cut from the rubble on Monday In Cambodia, two people have been pulled alive from the rubble of a collapsed building - more than two days...

/ June 24, 2019

The Palestinian refugees and the ‘monologue of the century’

In 1948, about 450 Palestinian villages were razed to the ground by Israeli forces and about 770,000 people - including about 20,000 Jews expelled by Arab militias from Hebron, Jerusalem, Jenin, and Gaza - were evicted in a matter of few...

/ June 24, 2019

Official sacked over Cambodia building collapse as toll hits 28

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has sacked a top disaster management official, saying he failed to take responsibility for a Chinese-owned building under construction that collapsed at the weekend, killing at least 28 people. Deputy Director of the National Committee of...

/ June 24, 2019

He Cyberstalked Teen Girls for Years—Then They Fought Back

For years, Belmont, New Hampshire, had only one detective: Raechel Moulton. An old mill town of 7,200 people, Belmont is surrounded by lakes and forests but isn’t itself much of a draw for the tourists who flock to the region...

/ June 24, 2019