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FBI Made Innocent Man’s Life a Living Hell, Told Him They Would Stop if He Became a Snitch—Lawsuit

A federal appeals court has ruled that a man can move forward with his lawsuit alleging that he was placed on the “No-Fly List” in the United States because the Federal Bureau of Investigation was trying to convince him to become an informant Yonas Fikre
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FBI Made Innocent Man’s Life a Living Hell, Told Him They Would Stop if He Became a Snitch—Lawsuit

A federal appeals court has ruled that a man can move forward with his lawsuit alleging that he was placed on the “No-Fly List” in the United States because the Federal Bureau of Investigation was trying to convince him to become an informant Yonas Fikre is a Muslim-American man who initially filed a lawsuit in 2013, three years after he was placed on the no-fly list with no explanation and no evidence against him. He was then mysteriously taken off of the list in 2016, and his lawsuit was dismissed.

3 Ways Facebook Is Increasingly Becoming An Arm Of The US Government

Facebook has lately announced a series of major steps it would take to combat fake news and the global spread of misinformation that it says could influence elections, but the more we learn about just who it is Facebook is partnering with in this endeavor, th
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3 Ways Facebook Is Increasingly Becoming An Arm Of The US Government

Facebook has lately announced a series of major steps it would take to combat fake news and the global spread of misinformation that it says could influence elections, but the more we learn about just who it is Facebook is partnering with in this endeavor, the clearer it becomes that these initiatives are not at all designed to foster independent thought and discourse, but to ultimately ensure that public online discourse doesn't stray too far from official state narratives.

North Carolina Woman Arrested For Saving 27 Cats & Dogs Without Permission (And How You Can Help)

A woman from Wayne County, North Carolina did the right thing during the chaos of Hurricane Florence and she got arrested for it because she didn’t ask the government’s permission.
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North Carolina Woman Arrested For Saving 27 Cats & Dogs Without Permission (And How You Can Help)

A woman from Wayne County, North Carolina did the right thing during the chaos of Hurricane Florence and she got arrested for it because she didn’t ask the government’s permission.

Russia Will Supply S-300 System To Syria Within Weeks After Israeli Raid

It appears Israel has paid a huge price for last week's attack on Syria which led to the accidental «friendly» fire downing of a Russian reconnaissance plane with 15 personnel on board as the door could now be forever shut on striking targets in S
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Russia Will Supply S-300 System To Syria Within Weeks After Israeli Raid

It appears Israel has paid a huge price for last week's attack on Syria which led to the accidental «friendly» fire downing of a Russian reconnaissance plane with 15 personnel on board as the door could now be forever shut on striking targets in Syria with impunity. The Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD) has announced plans to deliver its advanced S-300 air defense system to Damascus within two weeks.

Over 3,300 Syrian Civilians Killed in US-Led Airstrikes: Report

On Sunday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights issued a statement reckoning the results of the US-led coalition attacking targets across Syria since 2014. Four years later, they have killed over 3,300 civilians.
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Over 3,300 Syrian Civilians Killed in US-Led Airstrikes: Report

On Sunday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights issued a statement reckoning the results of the US-led coalition attacking targets across Syria since 2014. Four years later, they have killed over 3,300 civilians.

A Former Content Moderator Is Suing Facebook Because the Job Reportedly Gave Her PTSD

A woman in California sued Facebook Friday for being “exposed to highly toxic, unsafe, and injurious content during her employment as a content moderator at Facebook.”
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A Former Content Moderator Is Suing Facebook Because the Job Reportedly Gave Her PTSD

A woman in California sued Facebook Friday for being “exposed to highly toxic, unsafe, and injurious content during her employment as a content moderator at Facebook.”

Dallas P.D. fires Amber Guyger, cop who entered neighbor's apartment and killed him

After first claiming it was unable to do, Dallas P.D. has fired Amber Guyger, the officer who forced her way into a neighbor's apartment and killed him, supposedly under the impression that it was her home and that he was an intruder.
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Dallas P.D. fires Amber Guyger, cop who entered neighbor's apartment and killed him

After first claiming it was unable to do, Dallas P.D. has fired Amber Guyger, the officer who forced her way into a neighbor's apartment and killed him, supposedly under the impression that it was her home and that he was an intruder.

China shuts down 4,000 websites in purge on 'improper values'

China has shut down thousands of websites and online accounts following a three-month campaign against «harmful» content, the state news agency Xinhua has announced. The content, on 4,000 sites, included infringements of copyright and material spr
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China shuts down 4,000 websites in purge on 'improper values'

China has shut down thousands of websites and online accounts following a three-month campaign against «harmful» content, the state news agency Xinhua has announced. The content, on 4,000 sites, included infringements of copyright and material spreading «improper values, vulgarity or obscenity», it said. But the purge also appeared to be aimed at platforms offering free e-books.

US Anti-Iran Summit Coincided with Foreign-Based Terror Attack in Iran Killing 25

Terrorists in Iran launched an attack on a parade on Saturday killing 25 — including a four-year-old girl. Unsurprisingly, the group claiming responsibility for the massacre has links to foreign entities in Saudi Arabia and their allies. Also on Saturday, D
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US Anti-Iran Summit Coincided with Foreign-Based Terror Attack in Iran Killing 25

Terrorists in Iran launched an attack on a parade on Saturday killing 25 — including a four-year-old girl. Unsurprisingly, the group claiming responsibility for the massacre has links to foreign entities in Saudi Arabia and their allies. Also on Saturday, Donald Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, spoke at an “Iran Uprising Summit” in New York City’s Time Square supporting efforts to overthrow Iran’s revolutionary government. The summit included supporters of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and other groups that share Washington’s goal of overthrowing Tehran.

United Nations Accidentally Exposed Passwords and Sensitive Information to the Whole Internet

THE UNITED NATIONS accidentally published passwords, internal documents, and technical details about websites when it misconfigured popular project management service Trello, issue tracking app Jira, and office suite Google Docs.
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United Nations Accidentally Exposed Passwords and Sensitive Information to the Whole Internet

THE UNITED NATIONS accidentally published passwords, internal documents, and technical details about websites when it misconfigured popular project management service Trello, issue tracking app Jira, and office suite Google Docs.

Walmart Deploys 17,000 Oculus Go Headsets to Train Its Employees

Walmart said on Wednesday that it is providing Oculus Go virtual reality headsets to all of its US stores as part of a nationwide expansion of a VR-based employee training program. The big box retailer first experimented with VR in its training academies a ye
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Walmart Deploys 17,000 Oculus Go Headsets to Train Its Employees

Walmart said on Wednesday that it is providing Oculus Go virtual reality headsets to all of its US stores as part of a nationwide expansion of a VR-based employee training program. The big box retailer first experimented with VR in its training academies a year ago and now says the program has proved its worth, with employees reporting boosts to confidence and technology familiarity after training on the headsets.

Pepe Escobar Warns «Here Comes The 30-Year Trade War»

Trade tensions between the US and China could drag on for decades but China's focus on its Belt and Road Initiative could provide relief... Alibaba’s Jack Ma has warned that the ongoing US-China trade war could last at least 20 years. As we’ll see, it’
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Pepe Escobar Warns «Here Comes The 30-Year Trade War»

Trade tensions between the US and China could drag on for decades but China's focus on its Belt and Road Initiative could provide relief... Alibaba’s Jack Ma has warned that the ongoing US-China trade war could last at least 20 years. As we’ll see, it’s actually more like 30 – up to 2049, the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

New Footage Shows China Testing «Rare» Hypersonic Glide Weapon

First discovered by The Drive on Friday, new footage has surfaced on social media showing the Chinese military testing three hypersonic glide vehicles from a high altitude balloon. The footage is a reminder that a hypersonic arms race is indeed underway, wi
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New Footage Shows China Testing «Rare» Hypersonic Glide Weapon

First discovered by The Drive on Friday, new footage has surfaced on social media showing the Chinese military testing three hypersonic glide vehicles from a high altitude balloon. The footage is a reminder that a hypersonic arms race is indeed underway, with the US, China, and Russia.

3D-printed gun promoter arrested in Taiwan, returned to US, and bailed on sex charge

Charged with paying a 16-year-old girl for sex at a hotel in Austin, Texas, Cody Wilson was bailed Sunday and is a free man again—at least for now. The BBC reports that Wilson, famous for promoting 3D-printed gun plans, was arrested by Taipei police and
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3D-printed gun promoter arrested in Taiwan, returned to US, and bailed on sex charge

Charged with paying a 16-year-old girl for sex at a hotel in Austin, Texas, Cody Wilson was bailed Sunday and is a free man again—at least for now. The BBC reports that Wilson, famous for promoting 3D-printed gun plans, was arrested by Taipei police and returned to the US over the weekend. KHOU 11 filmed him leaving jail and hopping into a cab.

China's «Peace Ark» Ship Makes Historic Visit To Venezuela After Maduro Visits Beijing

For the first time, a Chinese naval ship has traveled to Venezuela, following the visit by President Nicolas Maduro to Beijing earlier this month, where he had asked China's leadership for economic support following the collapse of its economy, said Channel N
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China's «Peace Ark» Ship Makes Historic Visit To Venezuela After Maduro Visits Beijing

For the first time, a Chinese naval ship has traveled to Venezuela, following the visit by President Nicolas Maduro to Beijing earlier this month, where he had asked China's leadership for economic support following the collapse of its economy, said Channel NewsAsia. The naval medical ship, known as the «Peace Ark,» had moored on Saturday at the port of La Guaira near the Venezuelan capital.

Nearly $18M in cocaine seized in donated boxes of bananas

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) found something unexpected in 2 pallets comprised of 45 boxes of bananas that were donated at the Ports of America in Freeport: Nearly $18 million worth of cocaine. 
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Nearly $18M in cocaine seized in donated boxes of bananas

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) found something unexpected in 2 pallets comprised of 45 boxes of bananas that were donated at the Ports of America in Freeport: Nearly $18 million worth of cocaine. 

James Woods Suspended From Twitter Over Satirical Meme That Could «Impact An Election» 

Outspoken conservative actor James Woods was suspended from posting to Twitter over a two-month-old satirical meme which very clearly parodies a Democratic advertisement campaign. While the actor's tweets are still visible, he is unable to post new content.
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James Woods Suspended From Twitter Over Satirical Meme That Could «Impact An Election» 

Outspoken conservative actor James Woods was suspended from posting to Twitter over a two-month-old satirical meme which very clearly parodies a Democratic advertisement campaign. While the actor's tweets are still visible, he is unable to post new content.

‘Criminal negligence’ or disregard to Russia-Israel ties: MoD details chronology of Il-20 downing

A minute-by-minute account of the Il-20 downing shows Israel's culpability and either its military bosses' lack of appreciation of relations with Moscow, or their control of commanding officers, the Russian defense ministry said.
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‘Criminal negligence’ or disregard to Russia-Israel ties: MoD details chronology of Il-20 downing

A minute-by-minute account of the Il-20 downing shows Israel's culpability and either its military bosses' lack of appreciation of relations with Moscow, or their control of commanding officers, the Russian defense ministry said.

WATCH: Police Officer Loses It in a Restaurant, Hits Man in the Face With His Gun

A police officer with the Bentonville Police Department is in hot water this week after he was seen by dozens of witnesses and surveillance cameras hitting a restaurant goer in the face with his gun and threatening to kill him. Officer Mike Calnan has since b
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WATCH: Police Officer Loses It in a Restaurant, Hits Man in the Face With His Gun

A police officer with the Bentonville Police Department is in hot water this week after he was seen by dozens of witnesses and surveillance cameras hitting a restaurant goer in the face with his gun and threatening to kill him. Officer Mike Calnan has since been charged with aggravated assault and terroristic threatening — both felonies — for the attack on Jimmy Engleman at a local restaurant.

Russia blames Israel for downing of plane by Syrian forces

The Russian Defense Ministry on Sunday again blamed Israel for the downing of a Russian plane by Syrian government forces and said Israel appeared “ungrateful” for Moscow’s efforts to rein in Iran-backed fighters in Syria.
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Russia blames Israel for downing of plane by Syrian forces

The Russian Defense Ministry on Sunday again blamed Israel for the downing of a Russian plane by Syrian government forces and said Israel appeared “ungrateful” for Moscow’s efforts to rein in Iran-backed fighters in Syria.

Libya Urges United Nations To Take «Concrete Action» To Halt Chaos In Tripoli

More than seven years after NATO launched a regime change war in Libya on the side of anti-Gaddafi rebels, the West is again being asked to intervene as the country further descends into civil war. Except this time it's the internationally recognized governme
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Libya Urges United Nations To Take «Concrete Action» To Halt Chaos In Tripoli

More than seven years after NATO launched a regime change war in Libya on the side of anti-Gaddafi rebels, the West is again being asked to intervene as the country further descends into civil war. Except this time it's the internationally recognized government since installed in Tripoli that is at war with itself, and the death toll from inter-factional fighting since August has now reached over 100 and is growing as street battles in Tripoli suburbs rage, causing leaders to urge the United Nations to act.

Assange’s Last Interview Before Blackout Released—”This is the Last Free Generation”

Before his links to the world were cut by his Ecuadorian hosts, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gave an interview on how technological advances are changing humankind. He said global surveillance will soon be totally unavoidable.
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Assange’s Last Interview Before Blackout Released—”This is the Last Free Generation”

Before his links to the world were cut by his Ecuadorian hosts, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gave an interview on how technological advances are changing humankind. He said global surveillance will soon be totally unavoidable.

Woman Faces Charges for Saving Dozens of Pets Without a Permit During Hurricane Florence

A woman who runs a North Carolina nonprofit called Crazy’s Claws n Paw saved over two dozen pets during Hurricane Florence, but now she is facing charges because she didn’t have a permit. Hedges was in the process of building a shelter when Florence hi
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Woman Faces Charges for Saving Dozens of Pets Without a Permit During Hurricane Florence

A woman who runs a North Carolina nonprofit called Crazy’s Claws n Paw saved over two dozen pets during Hurricane Florence, but now she is facing charges because she didn’t have a permit. Hedges was in the process of building a shelter when Florence hit the coast, so she offered the space to pet owners in the area.

School District to Begin Randomly Drug Testing Students

A school district in Clark County, Indiana, will soon be randomly drug testing students who want to participate in extracurricular activities like sports, band, and driving to school. “Henryville High School and Borden High School will randomly select te
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School District to Begin Randomly Drug Testing Students

A school district in Clark County, Indiana, will soon be randomly drug testing students who want to participate in extracurricular activities like sports, band, and driving to school. “Henryville High School and Borden High School will randomly select ten students each quarter and test them for ten drugs that teenagers are most likely to use,” local ABC 13 reported.

Dozens Dead In Iran After Gunmen Attack Military Parade, Saudi Arabia Blamed

At least 25 people are dead and 53 wounded after an army parade in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz came under attack by militants on Saturday, according to state media. Nearly half of the dead are members of the Revolutionary Guards, according to stat
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Dozens Dead In Iran After Gunmen Attack Military Parade, Saudi Arabia Blamed

At least 25 people are dead and 53 wounded after an army parade in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz came under attack by militants on Saturday, according to state media. Nearly half of the dead are members of the Revolutionary Guards, according to state news agencies, making this one of the worst attacks ever on the elite force.

GOOGLE SUPPRESSES MEMO REVEALING PLANS TO CLOSELY TRACK SEARCH USERS IN CHINA

GOOGLE BOSSES HAVE forced employees to delete a confidential memo circulating inside the company that revealed explosive details about a plan to launch a censored search engine in China, The Intercept has learned. The memo, authored by a Google engineer who
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GOOGLE SUPPRESSES MEMO REVEALING PLANS TO CLOSELY TRACK SEARCH USERS IN CHINA

GOOGLE BOSSES HAVE forced employees to delete a confidential memo circulating inside the company that revealed explosive details about a plan to launch a censored search engine in China, The Intercept has learned. The memo, authored by a Google engineer who was asked to work on the project, disclosed that the search system, codenamed Dragonfly, would require users to log in to perform searches, track their location — and share the resulting history with a Chinese partner who would have “unilateral access” to the data.

China Threatens US With «Consequences» If It Does Not «Immediately» Revoke Sanctions Over Russian Weapons Deal

Just hours after Beijing called off trade talks with the US in the biggest escalation of the trade feud between the two nations, the war of words between China and the US ratcheted up on Saturday, when Beijing lashed out again at Washington, saying that Chi
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China Threatens US With «Consequences» If It Does Not «Immediately» Revoke Sanctions Over Russian Weapons Deal

Just hours after Beijing called off trade talks with the US in the biggest escalation of the trade feud between the two nations, the war of words between China and the US ratcheted up on Saturday, when Beijing lashed out again at Washington, saying that China’s decision to buy fighter jets and missile systems from Russia is «a normal act of cooperation between sovereign countries» and the United States has «no right to interfere», defense ministry spokesman Wu Qian said on Saturday.

Cody Wilson and the 3-D Printed Gun Taken Down

This is what happens if you go up against the state and you have a degree of notoriety—you get framed, or set-up for a fall and a lifetime of shame. That’s what happened to Cody Wilson, the guy who invented the 3-D printed gun. He was arrested in Taiwan,
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Cody Wilson and the 3-D Printed Gun Taken Down

This is what happens if you go up against the state and you have a degree of notoriety—you get framed, or set-up for a fall and a lifetime of shame. That’s what happened to Cody Wilson, the guy who invented the 3-D printed gun. He was arrested in Taiwan, accused of “sexual assaulting” a 16-year old girl in Texas.

Apple's Mysterious New 'Trust Score' For iPhone Users Leaves Many Unanswered Questions

Like Facebook (and the Chinese Communist Party) before it, Apple is now assigning users of its products a «trust» score that is based on users' call and email habits, the Sun reports. The new ratings were added as part of the latest iOS 12 upda
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Apple's Mysterious New 'Trust Score' For iPhone Users Leaves Many Unanswered Questions

Like Facebook (and the Chinese Communist Party) before it, Apple is now assigning users of its products a «trust» score that is based on users' call and email habits, the Sun reports. The new ratings were added as part of the latest iOS 12 update, as VentureBeat explains.

Winning The War On Drugs? Colombian Cocaine Output Soars To Record Levels

Colombia is producing more cocaine now than it ever has, according to a new report by Bloomberg. The amount of land planted with coca shrubs is up 17% last year, rising to 171,000 hectares, which surpasses levels prior to US president Bill Clinton’s &laq
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Winning The War On Drugs? Colombian Cocaine Output Soars To Record Levels

Colombia is producing more cocaine now than it ever has, according to a new report by Bloomberg. The amount of land planted with coca shrubs is up 17% last year, rising to 171,000 hectares, which surpasses levels prior to US president Bill Clinton’s «Plan Colombia» counter-narcotics program.

PayPal Bans Alex Jones And InfoWars For «Promoting Hate»

Following in the footsteps of corporate giants Apple, Facebook, Google and Spotify, on Friday PayPal said it was is terminating its relationship with Alex Jones and his website, Infowars. In a statement, PayPal said that after an extensive review of Infowars
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PayPal Bans Alex Jones And InfoWars For «Promoting Hate»

Following in the footsteps of corporate giants Apple, Facebook, Google and Spotify, on Friday PayPal said it was is terminating its relationship with Alex Jones and his website, Infowars. In a statement, PayPal said that after an extensive review of Infowars and its related sites the company «found instances that promoted hate or discriminatory intolerance against certain communities and religions, which run counter to our core value of inclusion» although it declined to cite specific examples of Infowars’s problematic behavior.

The Gamification of Tyranny

It looks like we’re headed for a brave new world where all citizens are rated on their loyalty to the state and are punished for wandering from its narrative. 
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The Gamification of Tyranny

It looks like we’re headed for a brave new world where all citizens are rated on their loyalty to the state and are punished for wandering from its narrative. 

Multiple Online Banking Systems Go Down in the UK

Internet banking has become a crisis-prone business in the UK, as the online platforms of big banks suffer regular outages and other forms of IT disruption. Friday morning, the online systems of the Royal Bank of Scotland, Ulster Bank and Natwest — all par
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Multiple Online Banking Systems Go Down in the UK

Internet banking has become a crisis-prone business in the UK, as the online platforms of big banks suffer regular outages and other forms of IT disruption. Friday morning, the online systems of the Royal Bank of Scotland, Ulster Bank and Natwest — all part of the RBS Banking Group — crashed in unison, leaving millions of customers unable to pay bills or view their balance on their online and mobile accounts. The group has 19 million customers in the UK and Republic of Ireland and 5.5 million active mobile app users.