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Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook Can Play a Role that Churches and Little League Once Filled

June 27th, 2017

I’ll see you down at Reverend Wayne’s Pearly Gates. Via: CNBC: Mark Zuckerberg wants Facebook groups to play an important role that community groups like churches and Little League teams used to perform: Bringing communities together. And with nearly 2 billion people around the world on Facebook today, he might have a chance to make […]

London Mosque Attack: Man, 48, Arrested on Suspicion of Attempted Murder

June 19th, 2017

Via: Guardian: A man has died and eight others have been injured after a van ploughed into a group of people near a north London mosque in an attack police are treating as terrorism. A 48-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. Two people hit by the van were said to be […]

Life and Death in Apple’s Forbidden City

June 18th, 2017

In other news, Taiwan’s Foxconn, Assembler of iPhones, Considering Wisconsin Plant. Via: Guardian: In an extract from his new book, Brian Merchant reveals how he gained access to Longhua, the vast complex where iPhones are made and where, in 2010, unhappy workers started killing themselves. Research Credit: EG

Booz Allen Hamilton: Federal Civil and Criminal Probe in Connection with Its Finances

June 15th, 2017

Via: NBC: Shares of Booz Allen Hamilton sank as much as 13 percent in after-hours trading after the government services firm revealed in a regulatory filing it was the subject of a federal civil and criminal probe in connection with its finances. Last year, the company derived 97 percent of its revenue from U.S. government […]

China’s Clean Energy Ambition Floats on Abandoned Coal Mine

June 12th, 2017

Disclosure: I sell solar power systems in New Zealand. — Via: Bloomberg: China’s ambitions to dominate new energy technologies are unfolding at the site of an abandoned coal mine about 300 miles (483 kilometers) northwest of Shanghai. There, in Anhui province, Sungrow Power Supply Co. has built the world’s largest floating solar farm with 166,000 panels […]

Chinese Style Internet Censorship… in Britain?

June 10th, 2017

Via: Independent: Theresa May has refused to rule out censoring the internet like China. The prime minister has looked to introduce sweeping and deep changes to the way the internet works, in what she claims is a necessary move to prevent terror. Those have included restricting the kinds of things people can post online and […]

Life Inside the ‘Coffin Cubicles’ of Hong Kong

June 7th, 2017

EG emailed, “I finally found a future retirement home for teachers like me as well as other cogs in the machine!” Via: Guardian: Photographer Benny Lam has documented the suffocating living conditions in Hong Kong’s subdivided flats, recording the lives of these hidden communities. Research Credit: EG

Top-Secret NSA Report Details Russian Hacking Effort Days Before 2016 Election

June 6th, 2017

Via: The Intercept: Russian military intelligence executed a cyberattack on at least one U.S. voting software supplier and sent spear-phishing emails to more than 100 local election officials just days before last November’s presidential election, according to a highly classified intelligence report obtained by The Intercept. The top-secret National Security Agency document, which was provided […]

U.S. Ranked 114th out of 163 Countries Surveyed on Global Peace Index

June 1st, 2017

Via: Newsweek: The United States has plummeted on a global ranking of countries based on levels of corruption, violent crime, racism and respect for human rights. The Global Peace Index 2017, issued annually by the Institute of Economics and Peace (IEP), shows the U.S declining 11 places in the global rankings to 114th out of […]

Russian Explorers Find ‘Swamp’ of Soviet Money

May 29th, 2017

I’m not sure at what age I’ll begin formal Homeschooling – Cryptogon Edition with my children, but this will be a great one for when I teach them about the fiat currency scam. Via: BBC: A group of explorers in Russia have found around a billion roubles in old Soviet money at an abandoned mine, […]

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