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A lot of people had a lot of power …

A lot of people had a lot of power and money in play that demanded some real bad guys. Commentary: The real reason Washington calls Putin a thug | Reuters (View on gamamb.tumblr.com)

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The scale of distress blurs one report into another …

The scale of distress blurs one report into another but, even amid the grim repetition, some stand out. During Stevenson’s time on Australia’s offshore islands: Six boys, held on Nauru without parents, tried to kill themselves en masse, using the same razor blade. One woman attempted to kill herself seven times in five weeks, threatened to kill her own daughter, and had to be sedated to stop her repeatedly bashing her head into the ground. A woman, held on Nauru with her son, but facing permanent separation from her husband in Australia, carved his name into her chest with a...

Dummheit ist ein gefährlicherer Feind des Guten als Bosheit. …

Dummheit ist ein gefährlicherer Feind des Guten als Bosheit. Gegen das Böse läßt sich protestieren, es läßt sich bloßstellen, es läßt sich notfalls mit Gewalt verhindern, das Böse trägt immer den Keim der Selbstzersetzung in sich, indem es mindestens ein Unbehagen im Menschen zurückläßt. Gegen die Dummheit sind wir wehrlos. Weder mit Protesten noch durch Gewalt läßt sich hier etwas ausrichten; Gründe verfangen nicht; Tatsachen, die dem eigenen Vorurteil widersprechen, brauchen einfach nicht geglaubt zu werden – in solchen Fällen wird der Dumme sogar kritisch – und wenn sie unausweichlich sind, können sie einfach als nichtssagende Einzelfälle beiseitegeschoben werden. Dabei...

I genuinely believe that if Trump wins and gets …

I genuinely believe that if Trump wins and gets the nuclear codes there is an excellent possibility it will lead to the end of civilization. Trump Ghostwriter, Author of “The Art of the Deal” (View on gamamb.tumblr.com)

Alphabet — Google’s parent company — wants to monitor …

Alphabet — Google’s parent company — wants to monitor pedestrian, bike and car traffic, track passing wireless devices, listen to street noise and use the kiosks’ built-in video cameras to identify abandoned packages. Each kiosk will also generate an estimated $30,000 a year for the company from digital advertising. Inside Alphabet’s money-spinning, terrorist-foiling, gigabit Wi-Fi kiosks – Recode (View on gamamb.tumblr.com)

The Intercept published leaked documents that contain the FBI’s …

The Intercept published leaked documents that contain the FBI’s secret rules for targeting journalists and sources with National Security Letters (NSLs)—the controversial and unconstitutional warrantless tool the FBI uses to conduct surveillance without any court supervision whatsoever. […] The leaked rules The Intercept has published give us a  revealing and startling look at how the FBI can conduct surveillance of journalists in complete secrecy and with no court oversight. Leaked FBI documents reveal secret rules for spying on journalists with National Security Letters | Freedom of the Press Foundation (View on gamamb.tumblr.com)

The package of code with the SMM vulnerability was …

The package of code with the SMM vulnerability was developed on top of a common code base provided to the IBV by Intel. Importantly, because Lenovo did not develop the vulnerable SMM code and is still in the process of determining the identity of the original author, it does not know its originally intended purpose. System Management Mode (SMM) BIOS Vulnerability – Lenovo Support (View on gamamb.tumblr.com)

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