Archive for November, 2017

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‘American Mercenaries Are Torturing’ Saudi Elite???

November 23rd, 2017

It’s the Daily Mail, so… Via: Daily Mail: Saudi princes and billionaire businessmen arrested in a power grab earlier this month are being strung up by their feet and beaten by American private security contractors, a source in the country tells DailyMail.com. The group of the country’s most powerful figures were arrested in a crackdown […]

Scientists Zapped People’s Brains with Magnetic Pulses and It Changed Their Taste in Music

November 23rd, 2017

Via: Independent: Stimulating someone’s brain with magnetic pulses is enough to change their taste in music, according to new research. Using a non-invasive technique called transcranial magnetic stimulation, Scientists managed to change the enjoyment of music felt by their subjects. Not only did the treatment alter the way participants rated music, it even affected the […]

Apple iPhone X Is Reportedly Assembled with Illegal High-School Student Labor

November 21st, 2017

Via: CNBC: Apple supplier Foxconn has been employing students illegally work overtime to help assemble the iPhone X, the Financial Times reported Tuesday. Six high school students told the Financial Times they would usually work 11-hour shifts to help manufacture Apple’s flagship phone at a factory in Zhengzhou, China. The long hours breach Chinese laws […]

MI6’s Secret ‘Multi-Million Pound’ Cold War Slush Fund

November 21st, 2017

Via: BBC: What was it for? C’s answer in 1952 is revealing. “He thought it right to have a large sum to meet such contingencies as (a) a very large inducement to some person in an absolutely key position, or (b) the Vote for the Service being drastically cut in some political emergency in a […]

The Driverless Revolution May Exact a Political Price

November 21st, 2017

Via: Los Angeles Times: In its race to embrace driverless vehicles, Washington has cleared away regulatory hurdles for auto companies and brushed aside consumer warnings about the risk of crashes and hacking. But at a recent hearing, lawmakers absorbed an economic argument that illustrated how the driverless revolution they are encouraging could backfire politically, particularly […]

Meet the Man Who Has Lived Alone on This Island for 28 Years

November 21st, 2017

Via: National Geographic: Seventy-eight-year-old Mauro Morandi often walks along the rocky shores of Budelli Island and looks out over the disconsolate sea, feeling dwarfed by the phantom forces that tug and twist the tides. “We think we are giants that can dominate the Earth, but we’re just mosquitos,” Morandi says. In 1989 on a stretch […]

Google Collects Android Users’ Locations Even When Location Services Are Disabled

November 21st, 2017

Shocker. Via: Quartz: Many people realize that smartphones track their locations. But what if you actively turn off location services, haven’t used any apps, and haven’t even inserted a carrier SIM card? Even if you take all of those precautions, phones running Android software gather data about your location and send it back to Google […]

Peter Sripol’s Home Built Electric Plane

November 20th, 2017

I have a young son who’s interested in aviation, so I knew about Peter Sripol from his FliteTest days. Peter’s segments were always our favorites on FliteTest because his builds were completely over the top. When I saw that Peter was building a real electric plane with R/C grade motors, 3D printed parts and stuff […]

The Fixers Using Recycled Laptop Batteries to Power Their Homes

November 20th, 2017

Thanks for everything you do, Jehu. Jehu Garcia – YouTube Via: Vice:

Massive U.S. Military Social Media Spying Archive Left Wide Open in AWS S3 Buckets

November 18th, 2017

Via: The Register: Three misconfigured AWS S3 buckets have been discovered wide open on the public internet containing “dozens of terabytes” of social media posts and similar pages – all scraped from around the world by the US military to identify and profile persons of interest. The archives were found by UpGuard’s veteran security-breach hunter […]

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