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  • 12 days ago
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    Software engineer ‘close’ to Julian Assange arrested while trying to leave Ecuador

    A Swedish software engineer with close ties to Julian Assange was arrested while trying to leave Ecuador as authorities investigate the WikiLeaks founder’s alleged efforts to fight his eviction from the country’s embassy in London by blackmailing the country’s president. Ola Bini was arrested Thursday at Quito’s airport as he prepared to board a flight to Japan, a senior Ecuadorian official told The Associated Press, speaking on condition of anonymity.

  • 12 days ago
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    The Martyrdom of Julian Assange

    The arrest Thursday of Julian Assange eviscerates all pretense of the rule of law and the rights of a free press. The illegalities, embraced by the Ecuadorian, British and U.S. governments, in the seizure of Assange are ominous. They presage a world where the internal workings, abuses, corruption, lies and crimes, especially war crimes, carried out by corporate states and the global ruling elite will be masked from the public. They presage a world where those with the courage and integrity to ex...

  • 12 days ago
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    Black Mesa has now been in development longer than Duke Nukem Forever

    Black Mesa is a fan-made remake of the original Half-Life which was excellent enough to be approved for sale on Steam. It’s been in Early Access since it hit Steam in 2015, and we’ve spent most of that time waiting for the frequently-delayed Xen release. Black Mesa has been in various stages of development for over 14 years now, and this month its development time has surpassed that of Duke Nukem Forever.

  • 13 days ago
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    Is Superintelligence Impossible? | Edge.org

    To arrive at the edge of the world's knowledge, seek out the most complex and sophisticated minds, put them in a room together, and have them ask each other the questions they are asking themselves.

  • 13 days ago
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    US police officers throw surprise birthday for boy after no-one shows up to his party

    Missing the school bus leads to the "best birthday ever" as US police come through for bullied 9-year-old.

  • 13 days ago
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    WikiLeaks set 21st century model for cyber-leak journalism

    Using cryptography and virtual drop boxes, Julian Assange's WikiLeaks created a revolutionary new model for media to lure massive digitized leaks from whistleblowers, exposing everything from US military secrets to wealthy tax-dodgers' illicit offshore accounts. Assange's arrest in London Thursday on a US extradition request to face charges of computer crimes could spell the end of 13-year-old WikiLeaks.

  • 13 days ago
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    Chinese healthcare app hits 50m users in under six months

    An online platform that provides a basic health plan to protect individuals in China against 100 critical illnesses has reached 50 million users since it launched in October 2018. The app is called Xiang Hu Bao, which means ‘mutual protection’. It was created by mobile payment app Alipay, part of Ant Financial Services Group – which was spun out of billionaire Jack Ma’s Alibaba.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Israel's Beresheet spacecraft fails to land safely on the moon

    The Israeli spacecraft Beresheet did not make the anticipated landing on the moon as planned on Thursday night. Disappointment set in at the SpaceIL mission center as it became evident that while Beresheet did make it to the moon and won't be capable to carry out it's final mission. As the spacecraft approached the moon, SpaceIL lost contact with Beresheet several times.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Take-Two dropped its lawsuit over Red Dead Redemption 2’s Pinkerton agents

    A lawsuit over Red Dead Redemption 2’s Wild West Pinkerton agents is ending quietly, with publisher Take-Two Interactive and developer Rockstar Games dismissing a defensive complaint against the modern-day Pinkerton agency. Take-Two and its subsidiary Rockstar filed the suit in January, striking back at a cease-and-desist notice from Pinkerton, which argued Red Dead Redemption 2 had infringed on its trademark. The publisher wanted a court to rule that its use of the Pinkerton name — as part ...

  • 2 weeks ago
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    SpaceX lands all three Falcon Heavy rocket boosters for the first time ever

    Following the second launch of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, all three of the rocket’s booster cores successfully landed back on Earth. The two outer cores of the rocket touched down on SpaceX’s two concrete landing pads at Cape Canaveral, Florida near the site of the launch. The center core touched down on one of the company’s drone ships in the Atlantic Ocean.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    ‘The Simpsons’ to Stream Exclusively on Disney+

    “The Simpsons” have found a new streaming home. Disney+ will be the exclusive SVOD home of the long-running animated sitcom, with all episodes from the show’s 30 seasons available on the service at launch in November. The announcement was made during the Disney investor day on Thursday. The show is currently available to stream on the app Simpsons World, which was launched by FX after the show began airing on FXX back in 2014. There are also more recent episodes of the series available on ...

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Widely-Used Food Additive E319 Impairs Immune Responses to Influenza Infection

    A common food additive called tert-butylhydroquinone (E319) suppresses the immune response the body mounts when fighting the flu; it also reduces the effectiveness of the flu vaccine through its effects on T cells, according to new research in mice by Michigan State University scientists.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Ultra-Time-Efficient Exercise Lowers Blood Pressure, Boosts Brain Function

    A five-minute workout called Inspiratory Muscle Strength Training (IMST) lowers blood pressure in middle-aged to older adults; it also improves artery function and scores on memory tests, according to new research.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Shadow of the Tomb Raider Devs "Super Happy" With Sales and Reviews as DLC Wraps Up

    In a season dominated by Fortnite, Red Dead Redemption 2, and other high profile games, a few major releases were bound to fall between the cracks. Shadow of the Tomb Raider was one of those games. Nevertheless, Eidos Montréal has continued to crank out DLC to support the fans who have stuck around. Its output includes challenge tombs, new story-driven segments intended to wrap up loose ends, and runs that resemble obstacle courses. The DLC that Eidos Montréal showed us at PAX East is The Gran...

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Exclusive: Jeff Bezos to meet with federal prosecutors on extortion and hacking claims

    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is scheduled to meet with federal prosecutors in New York as soon as this week, according to people familiar with the matter. The meeting signals that the US attorney's office is escalating its inquiry connected to Bezos's suggestion that the kingdom of Saudi Arabia was behind a National Enquirer story that exposed his extramarital affair and his claim that the tabloid attempted to extort him.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Study: Autism Symptoms Nearly Cut in Half 2 Years After Fecal Transplant

    A new study demonstrates how children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience long-term improvements in gut health and autism symptoms after undergoing a new fecal transplant technique known as Microbiota Transfer Therapy (MTT). MTT improves gastrointestinal (GI) distress by introducing key strains of beneficial bacteria and helping to raise levels of biodiversity within the gut, boosting health overall. At the start of the study, 83 percent of participants were rated as having severe aut...