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Trump ‘fishing for election dirt’ in Ukraine bad, Trump hit by election dirt from Ukraine… forget?

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President Donald Trump is being roasted for “pressuring” Ukraine to get dirt on Joe Biden over past meddling sins. Did the same people cry murder when Trump’s aide Paul Manafort was torpedoed by the ‘black ledger’ leak from Kiev? This week dedicated Russiagaters had a short yet intensive thrill ride, after it was revealed that Read More

Tech entrepreneurs call for more government regulation

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The tech community, once known for being insular and resistant to outside interference, is facing an existential crisis as its members have begun to break ranks and call for fundamental changes at global companies like Google and Facebook. Roger McNamee has been a Silicon Valley insider since Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg was in nappies. The venture Read More

‘If you are suckers, it’s not my fault!’ Even creepy deepfake Putin won’t admit to meddling in US elections

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A real-time deepfake construct of Vladimir Putin was interviewed live on stage by the MIT Technology Review editor, who ducked into a booth to play the Russian leader. Perfect? Not quite, but rapidly crossing the uncanny valley. The computerized Putin was asked about (what else) the ‘Russian meddling’ in US politics – specifically, about the Read More

‘In Russia, deepfake creates you!’ Even fake Putin won’t admit to meddling in US elections

2 days ago DieselGasoil Comments Off on ‘In Russia, deepfake creates you!’ Even fake Putin won’t admit to meddling in US elections
A real-time deepfake construct of Vladimir Putin was interviewed live on stage by the MIT Technology Review editor, who ducked into a booth to play the Russian leader. Perfect? Not quite, but rapidly crossing the uncanny valley. The computerized Putin was asked about (what else) the ‘Russian meddling’ in US politics – specifically, about the Read More

U.S. antitrust chiefs face Senate grilling on collaboration, interference

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Top U.S. antitrust enforcers go before the Senate Judiciary Committee’s antitrust panel on Tuesday at a time when a little- watched series of laws designed to protect consumers from monopolies are being used to investigate Alphabet’s Google and others among the world’s most dynamic companies. FILE PHOTO: The logos of Amazon, Apple, Read More

Huawei chief offers to share 5G know-how for a fee

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Huawei’s chief executive has proposed selling its current 5G know-how to a Western firm as a way to address security concerns voiced by the US and others about its business. Ren Zhengfei said the buyer would be free to “change the software code”. That would allow any flaws or supposed backdoors to be addressed without Read More

Brazil foreign minister says ‘there is no climate change catastrophe’

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FILE PHOTO: Brazil’s Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo speaks during a news conference at the Itamaraty Palace in Brasilia, Brazil September 5,2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado (Reuters) – Brazil’s Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo denied on Wednesday that his country was burning down the Amazon rainforest and said unfounded alarm over global climate change was threatening Brazilian sovereignty. “There Read More

Pro-Hong Kong rally in DC against ‘CHINAZI regime’ being sponsored with US govt-linked money

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A planned Washington DC protest in support of Hong Kong activists and promoting the ‘Chinazi’ flag is being sponsored by at least six organizations backed by the notoriously shady, US-funded National Endowment for Democracy (NED). Posters for the event circulated online contain an image of the so-called ‘Chinazi’ flag – an altered version of the Read More

Hong Kong Exchange makes surprise $39 billion offer for Britain’s LSE

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LONDON (Reuters) – Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (0388.HK) made a surprise $39 billion takeover approach for the London Stock Exchange (LSE.L) on Wednesday, aiming to sabotage the LSE’s acquisition of data company Refinitiv and create a global trading powerhouse. The unsolicited approach, a proposal contingent on the LSE ditching its $27 billion Refinitiv deal, Read More

Messages from other worlds? Mysterious radio signal detected by high-tech Chinese telescope

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Chinese astronomers remain puzzled over a strange signal that was picked up by one of the world’s most powerful radio telescopes. The rare phenomenon cannot be explained and scientists say they don’t want to jump to conclusions. China’s Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) has detected a repeating fast radio burst (FRB) – unexplained radio Read More