Claire's tests came out fine. Thanks to those who emailed.
Posted on: Oct 23, 2023
"Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear." -- Harry S. Truman
Apple has issued emergency fixes to plug security flaws in iPhones, iPads, and Macs that may already be under attack.
The software updates for iOS, iPadOS, macOS Sonoma, and Safari web browser address two bugs: an out-of-bounds read flaw tracked as CVE-2023-42916, and a memory corruption vulnerability tracked as CVE-2023-42917.
USAF veteran, new father, and January 6 protester AJ Fischer went to Washington, DC, to protect innocent Trump supporters from being attacked by violent Antifa/BLM thugs.
And on that day, he and the others who came to protest peacefully were attacked. But it wasn’t Antifa; it was Capital Hill police officers, and the videos of their violent behavior are finally coming out.
Capitol Police fired flash grenades and rubber bullets at peaceful protesters, including women, children, and seniors in the crowd. The Trump supporters had nowhere to move to, and many had NO IDEA what was about to hit them!
Two years ago, a Brazilian minor came to the US as an exchange student in the US and stayed in a West Virginia home in which her host had placed a spy camera bought on Amazon.com.
The minor – said to have been an "aspiring actress" in an amended legal complaint [PDF] filed earlier this year against e-commerce giant Amazon – found that her host "had been using Amazon's spy camera to surreptitiously record her in her private bathroom."
The plaintiff's lawsuit, which last week largely survived Amazon's motion to dismiss the case, seeks to hold the online store liable for selling a product that was advertised for potentially illicit uses and was allegedly flagged to its Product Safety team.
The "Hidden Clothes Hook Camera" – a covert camera concealed in a clothes hook – was accessible on Amazon's website until recently.
Two Internal Revenue Service whistleblowers who alleged that the U.S. Department of Justice interfered in the Hunter Biden investigation are testifying on Tuesday during a closed-door session before the House Ways and Means Committee.
Gary Shapley, a supervisor who ran the IRS probe of Biden, and Joseph Ziegler, an agent from the agency's criminal division, are participating in the session with lawmakers regarding "documents protected under Internal Revenue Code Section 6103."
A group representing some of Spain's largest media outlets have sued Meta, demanding €550 million ($596 million) in recompense for Zuckercorp's "systemic and massive" disregard for EU privacy regulations that have left them at risk of collapse.
The lawsuit, filed by the Information Media Association (AMI) on behalf of 83 Spanish outlets – including industry leaders El Mundo, El País and others – accuses Meta of violating the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) since it came into effect in 2018 until mid-2023, when Meta finally bowed to regulator pressure and promised it would begin explicitly asking for EU users' permission when seeking to collect data for advertising purposes.
According to AMI, Meta "failed to comply with [the GDPR], ignoring the regulatory requirement that citizens must consent to the use of their data for advertising profiling," and that its scofflaw practices contributed to its dominant advertising position across the EU.
Tiny bits of space junk too small to track using current methods could be detected by a novel process using by ground-based radio dishes, according to the latest research.
Big pieces of space junk, like parts of spent rocket boosters or broken satellites, are easy to spot because their orbits are known and they’re big enough to get a reading on. But the millions of smaller items are harder to find, and more are appearing as large items of orbital debris slowly degrade and fragment.
Astroboffins fear that as more such objects come into existence, the risk of debris colliding to create a dangerous chain reaction is increasing.
WordPress administrators are being emailed fake WordPress security advisories for a fictitious vulnerability tracked as CVE-2023-45124 to infect sites with a malicious plugin.
The campaign has been caught and reported by WordPress security experts at Wordfence and PatchStack, who published alerts on their sites to raise awareness.
The emails pretend to be from WordPress, warning that a new critical remote code execution (RCE) flaw in the platform was detected on the admin's site, urging them to download and install a plugin that allegedly addresses the security issue.
More than a dozen malicious loan apps, which are generically named SpyLoan, have been downloaded more than 12 million times this year from Google Play but the count is much larger since they are also available on third-party stores and suspicious websites.
SpyLoan Android threats steal from the device personal data that includes a list of all accounts, device info, call logs, installed apps, calendar events, local Wi-Fi network details, and metadata from images. Researchers say that the risk also extends to contacts list, location data, and text messages.
They pose as legitimate financial services for personal loans that promise "quick and easy access to funds." However, they trick users into accepting high-interest payments and then the threat actor blackmails victims into paying the money.
In a controversial turn of policy advocacy, Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) is now advocating for a bold and contentious plan as proposed by another Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL): allowing illegal immigrants to serve in the U.S. military as a pathway to citizenship.
In an ironic twist at the Climate Change Conference in Dubai, John Kerry, the Biden regime’s climate envoy, may have inadvertently highlighted the need for personal methane reduction in a manner most unexpected.
Controversial Democratic incumbent Ilhan Omar of Minnesota’s 5th congressional district is up for re-election this year, but she will have her work cut out for her in the primary against not one but three formidable opponents.
Following a narrow loss in the 2022 primary, former Minneapolis City Council member Don Samuels announced on Sunday that he would challenge progressive Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) in the upcoming primary.
While speaking with WCCO, a local radio station, moderate Democrat Samuels declared his intention to run for Omar’s congressional seat. Omar narrowly defeated the former city council member by two points in 2022. Samuels claimed on Sunday that Omar is “beatable” after his close loss.
A House Republican representing part of New York City says she has "smoking gun" proof that city officials are trying to help get illegal immigrants registered to vote, something the city has staunchly denied.
Rep. Nicole Malliotakis, R-N.Y., announced on Sunday that she had obtained a copy of a contract between New York City’s Department of Social Services and Homes for the Homeless, a nonprofit that has been contracted to build emergency migrant shelters as the border crisis depletes the city’s resources.
In an appendix of that contract, a copy of which was obtained by Fox News Digital, the city appears to require contractors to provide copies of voter registration forms for migrants at their shelters, Malliotakis said.
"[Your information is] too precise, too complete to be believed. The questionnaire plus the other information you brought spell out in detail exactly where, when, how, and by whom we are to be attacked. If anything, it sounds like a trap."
FBI response to the top British spy, Dusan Popov (code named "Tricycle") on August 10, 1941, dismissing Popov's report of the complete Japanese plan for the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Pearl Harbor: The Verdict Of History by Gordon Prange, appendix 7 published in 1986. Based on records from the JOINT CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE on the Investigation of the Pearl Harbor Attack, Nov 15, 1945 to May 31, 1946.
GREAT MOMENTS IN THE HISTORY OF THE FBI PART 2.
In 1964, accusations that the song "Louie Louie" as recorded by The Kingstons contained obscene lyrics led to a two year FBI effort to analyze the recording to determine what was actually being sung ... before someone mentioned that the lyrics were on file at the US Copyright office.
The Democrats and their idiot cheerleaders in the media have long been known for exhibiting textbook cases of projection when accusing Republicans of almost anything.
In my most recent column, I examine the new fever-pitch false narrative about the "alarm" that Donald Trump will end free elections and trample on civil rights if he returns to the presidency. Honestly, even if he did go that route, he would have a difficult time one-upping the current occupant of the White House.
To anyone paying attention to reality, Joe Biden and his rogue goon squad Justice Department would prefer that half of the country be locked up. It's easier to get an election to go their way if the voters who oppose them are legally indisposed. They've been working feverishly to make sure that the Republican frontrunner is legally unavailable, after all.
In a time when our southern border is being besieged by various and sundry criminals and college campuses are overrun by protesters who support the most heinous terrorists in the world, it would be nice to think that the formerly trustworthy people at the Federal Bureau of Investigation were focused on some of them. Alas, this is the Biden FBI, and it is singularly focused on any threats to Democratic election victories.
Catherine wrote yesterday about former FBI agent Steve Friend, who is now going public with what he knows about the priorities of the Bureau:
Reps. Tim Walberg, R-Mich., and Andrew Clyde, R-Ga., along with more than a dozen House Republicans, introduced the CARS Act, which would prohibit regulations that mandate the use of any specific type of technology or limit availability of new vehicles based on engine type.
The rapidly growing debt of the U.S. federal government has hit another milestone, topping more than $100,000 in debt per person.
While the U.S. population and the U.S. national debt are large numbers that are difficult to calculate, the rough debt estimate and rough population estimate end up at about $100,000 of federal debt per person in the U.S.
The U.S. Census population clock estimates the U.S. population at nearly 336 million. Meanwhile, the U.S. Treasury Department estimates the national debt is nearly $34 trillion.
THE ANTI-TRUMP ALARM GOES OFF. Around this time in 2015, some in the political commentary class had a collective realization: Donald Trump could win the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. A freakout of sorts ensued, although many remained confident that Hillary Clinton would defeat Trump in the 2016 general election. An even larger freakout occurred on the night of Nov. 8, 2016.
Now we are seeing a repeat of the events of late 2015. The Iowa caucuses are six weeks away. Trump has an overwhelming lead in national polls — 47.3 percentage points over his nearest competitor, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), in the RealClearPoliticsaverage of national polls. Trump's leads in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina are 29.7 points, 27 points, and 30.5 points, respectively, although the polling in those states is getting old, with the most recent polls measuring opinion about three weeks ago. But the basic fact is: Trump is far, far ahead. He is the favorite to win the GOP nomination.
That's certainly alarming to many in the political commentary world. Even more alarming has been a spate of polls, too many to be ignored, showing Trump defeating President Joe Biden in a head-to-head general election matchup. Put all those surveys together, and it is freakout time again. Here are four examples.
The best-case scenario for one of the most common COVID-19 interventions may be that it has no measurable effect on infection, recent studies suggest.
A systematic review of studies of mask mandates for children, published Saturday in the British Medical Journal's Archives of Disease in Childhood, found "no association" with infection or transmission in 16 of the 22 observational studies and "critical" or "serious" risk of bias in the six countervailing studies. It got the attention of Elon Musk, owner of X, formerly Twitter.