>Providing new evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 election, Facebook disclosed on Wednesday that it had identified more than $100,000 worth of divisive ads on hot-button issues purchased by a shadowy Russian company linked to the Kremlin.
>Most of the 3,000 ads did not refer to particular candidates but instead focused on divisive social issues such as race, gay rights, gun control and immigration, according to a post on Facebook by Alex Stamos, the company’s chief security officer. The ads, which ran between June 2015 and May 2017, were linked to some 470 fake accounts and pages the company said it had shut down.
>Facebook officials said the fake accounts were created by a Russian company called the Internet Research Agency, which is known for using “troll” accounts to post on social media and comment on news websites.
>The disclosure adds to the evidence of the broad scope of the Russian influence campaign, which American intelligence agencies concluded was designed to damage Hillary Clinton and boost Donald J. Trump during the election. Multiple investigations of the Russian meddling, and the possibility that the Trump campaign somehow colluded with Russia, have cast a shadow over the first eight months of Mr. Trump’s presidency.
We live in a world where there are no consequences for bashing a baby! A $500 fine and she walks free.
Equifax, which supplies credit information and other information services, said Thursday that a data breach could have potentially affected 143 million consumers in the United States.
The population of the U.S. was about 324 million as of Jan. 1, 2017, according to the Census Bureau, which means the Equifax incident affects a huge portion of the country.
Equifax said it discovered the breach on July 29. "Criminals exploited a U.S. website application vulnerability to gain access to certain files," the company said.
Shares of Equifax fell more than 5 percent in after-hours trading.
The company said the exposed data include names, birth dates, Social Security numbers, addresses and some driver's license numbers, all of which Equifax aims to protect for its customers.
Equifax added that 209,000 U.S. credit card numbers were obtained, in addition to "certain dispute documents with personal identifying information for approximately 182,000 U.S. consumers."
Bro they got all the permission they need.
If you don't wanna be data mined, just don't use any form of digital media whatsoever. Easy. It's a conscious choice and you know what you're getting yourself into.
WOMAN WEY TAKE HER HAND, PACK HER POO-POO COMOT DI TOILET OF MAN WEY SHE DEY FRIEND BECAUSE ''E NO GREE FLUSH'' ENTER TROUBLE, AFTER SHE GO TRY COLLECT DI POO-POO BACK.
The woman wey dey learn gymnastics, just start to waka with Bristol student, Liam Smith, for di first time, when she take fear troway di poo-poo comot for window.
Instead make di thing land for garden, di poo-poo come jam between two windows wey no dey open wide.
Di lady decide to carry her thing back; she use head enter the small space wey di poo-poo bin dey, but na so she come trap for there, and trouble start.
Mr Smith say im no get choice but to call fire service make dem help remove di girl, along with her poo-poo.
Now, im don dey try raise money to repair di windows wey break, so e write all di tori for inside one University of Bristol crowd funding page.
The woman no get any wound, after di firemen pull am out, but di bathroom window don spoil finish.''
Di woman no wan come out, show face for media, but Mr Smith say im don meet her since di thing happen and ''we know no wetin fit happen for future."
>The tiny Caribbean island of Barbuda is “practically uninhabitable” after it was steamrolled by Hurricane Irma, officials there said as the superstorm’s confirmed death toll climbed to three Wednesday.
>Barbuda and Antigua Prime Minister Gaston Browne reported that 90 percent of the structures on Barbuda were destroyed by the ‘cane, which was packing sustained 185-mph winds when it made landfall at 1:47 a.m.
>“As it stands, Barbuda is practically uninhabitable,” Browne told Antigua/Barbuda Broadcasting Services, adding that destruction on the island home to nearly 1,700 people was “heart-wrenching.”
>“A significant number of the houses have been totally destroyed,” his chief of staff Lionel Hurst said.
>One person has been confirmed dead there.
>Browne released an optimistic statement early Wednesday from lesser-hit Antigua, which is home to about 80,000.
>“It is clear that Antigua and Barbuda has stood up to a mighty test,” he wrote in the statement posted to Facebook.
>But he revised his opinion after taking a helicopter ride to survey the damage to Barbuda, which is just 30 miles north of Antigua.
>“I never contemplated any possibility that you could have such a contrast,” he said of the relative destruction.
>Browne said he would order both islands evacuated should Hurricane Jose, which is brewing out in the Atlantic, head their way.
Scientists who study viruses have long tried to harness their power to cause illness in healthy cells, and engineer them to attack and destroy cancer cells.
Now researchers at Washington University say they have shown that the Zika virus can kill stem cells in brain tumors in the lab. Zika is a mosquito-borne virus that can cause severe brain damage in the developing fetus if the mother catches the virus when pregnant.
Since Zika affects stem cells in the fetus’ brain, scientists theorized that it might be able to infect stem cells in brain tumors.
“We take a virus, learn how it works and then we leverage it,” said Dr. Michael Diamond, a professor of molecular microbiology, pathology and immunology. “Let’s take advantage of what it’s good at, use it to eradicate cells we don’t want. Take viruses that would normally do some damage and make them do some good.”
Researcher Zhe Zhu thought that glioblastoma stem cells, which stubbornly resist chemotherapy and radiation to regrow in most patients, looked a lot like the stem cells in a fast growing fetal brain. Since the Zika virus kills those fetal cells, maybe it would do the same to the tumor cells.
Instead of injecting Zika virus into the brain, the scientists engineered a designer version of the virus that would be better controlled by the immune system if it invaded healthy cells.
They tested the Zika virus on glioblastoma stem cells that had been surgically removed from patients. The virus killed the cancer stem cells, which are most resistant to standard therapies. The experiment also worked in mice with brain tumors. The tumors shrunk and the mice lived longer than those treated with a placebo. It’s important to note that an experiment that works in a test tube, or works in a mouse, will not necessarily work in people.
The next step is to see if the virus could kill human tumor stem cells in mice. If successful, then a clinical trial for humans could be designed. Other viruses that are being studied to see if they can attack tumors include polio, herpes and the common cold.
Glioblastoma is the most common form of brain cancer. It affects about 12,000 people each year in the U.S., including Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who recently announced his diagnosis.
The research, a collaboration with the University of California San Diego, was published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine.
After some Black Lives Matter activists exercised their first amendment right to protest the continued employment of an obviously poorly trained cop at best, McNesby continued to rally behind him.
On Thursday, McNesby called Black Lives Matter protesters “animals.” As those who study the importance of language know, designating others subhuman is the first step in having no remorse for cutting them down in cold blood.
“When you go to work each day, you shouldn’t have to worry that a pack of rabid animals will suddenly show up at your home and openly threaten your family,” said McNesby. “These are not activists, they are racist hate groups determined to instigate violence.”
Oh, and about that officer who had the Nazi tattoo—obviously not an animal in McNesby’s mind.
According to another HuffPo report, last September, Officer Ian Hans Lichtermann was caught on social media with what looked to be part of the official insignia of Adolph Hitler’s Nazi Party on his arm: an eagle with outstretched wings, topped by the word “Fatherland.”
Other fun facts: In 2010, Lichtermann’s name showed up in a hacked database of visitors to neo-Nazi and white supremacist websites, and research by the anti-fascist website Philly Antifa shows photos of Lichtermann dressing up as a Nazi to participate in historical re-enactments.
Of this guy McNesby said, “I’ve seen [the tattoo photo]. It’s an eagle. Not a big deal.”
Mayor Kenney, however, called the tattoo “deeply offensive.”
By the way, that officer—the Nazi—is still policing the streets of Philadelphia, as is the guy who shot two people in the back.
¿Dónde está Santiago Maldonado? Esta fallecido… ¿desde cuándo? Desde la semana de su desaparición… ¿pero que le paso, cómo? Santiago más allá de su profesión, quien sabe porque… decidió saquear a un señor mayor que tenía un negocio y el señor ante la impotencia de ser robado agarro un cuchillo y lo apuñalo en uno de sus costados, perforando su pulmón. Santiago luego de esto fue a atenderse a una “salita” en donde muere (y el robo y el ser apuñalado fue el día de incidente en la ruta 1º de agosto) ahora…. ¿Dónde está Santiago Maldonado? Bueno… con la RAM! Pero este grupo de mapuches ultra K pensaron que sería mejor llevarse el cuerpo a su “lugar” pero también pesaron que sería bueno sacarle la cabeza… ¿Cómo? ¡Sí! Degollado por este grupo ultra K de mapuches luego de estar ya fallecido… ¿pero para qué? Para convertir esto en una “desaparición forzosa del Gobierno” para ser de cuenta que gendarmería y Macri lo mataron. Ahora… y, ¿Cómo sabemos que esto es verdad? Porque el señor damnificado por Santiago fue a entregarse a la policía el día que había cometido el acto, y conto como lo había apuñalado y porque y hasta llevo el arma blanca… ¡sí! Así como lo leen… la policía fue a la “salita” y el cuerpo “NN” ya no estaba… ¿Qué raro todo no? … y después que le dieron la domiciliaria a Milagros… y que Cristina se postulara…
Lo dejamos a su criterio... más allá de esto, lamentamos la muerte de este chico… lastima su elección de vida ya que era egresado del Bellas Artes… Más también se lamenta que usen su nombre y memoria como una “arma política”… QEPD SANTIAGO MALDONADO
Has Maldonado been found yet? It's been something like a month since he was last seen or heard from.
For those not in the loop: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/02/world/americas/argentina-protests-santiago-maldonado.html