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  • Ex-U.S. soldier, now a double murder suspect, is a hero in Ukraine

    01/02/2020 1:17:14 AM PST · by NorseViking · 16 replies
    Nbc ^ | December 28, 2019 | Kit Ramgopal
    Craig Lang, who is charged with killing a Florida couple in 2018, has become a cause célèbre in the country where he has fought as a mercenary. In the spring of 2015, former U.S. soldier Craig Lang traveled to Ukraine and joined a paramilitary group fighting the Russians. “I never noticed any fear,” said Mamuka Mamulashvili, who commanded Lang in the Georgian Legion. Four years later, Lang is under house arrest in Ukraine. His situation has nothing to do with his conduct inside the eastern European country. Lang is facing charges in the U.S. for allegedly killing a Florida couple...
  • Netanyahu denies report that Israel planted spy devices near the White House

    09/12/2019 8:37:41 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 41 replies
    NBC ^ | 09/12/19 | Saphora Smith and Paul Goldman
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday denied that his country's spies were responsible for surveillance devices found near the White House and other sensitive locations around Washington. His denial came after Politico, citing three former senior U.S. officials with knowledge of the matter, reported Thursday that the U.S. government had concluded that Israel was most most likely behind the discovery of the devices capable of tracking cellphone activity. NBC News was unable to immediately independently verify the report; the White House and State Department did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Netanyahu's office called allegations that Israel was...
  • Adroid browser features

    12/18/2019 4:08:28 PM PST · by MrEdd · 13 replies
    Vanity | Moi
    I am looking for a new browser for android which autohides the search bar to give you a full screen. This used to be a common feature. Are there any browsers which have that? I mostly use brave, and chrome now and again since I cant get rid of it.
  • The Problem with a 5G Phone

    12/15/2019 10:01:29 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 42 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 19, 2018 | Dave Lee / Dave2D / D2D
    The best 5G phone is still going to be limited by 5G infrastructure in 2019. The cheapest 5G phone will still be very expensive compared to a 4G enabled version. Is 5G even worth it in 2019?The Problem with a 5G Phone | Dave Lee | Published on December 19, 2018 | Background Music: Fili - H2O [Civ's comment: Dave2D is geekier perhaps than most, has some fussy quirks (that's probably a little unfair), but he starts his vids, gets to the point, covers a lot of ground, signs off fast, and has the best overall presentation on tech...
  • Trump Calls on CNN to Retract 'Totally False' Story About Trump's Use of Personal Cell Phone

    12/07/2019 12:35:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | December 7, 2019 | Bronson Stocking
    CNN has updated its report that President Trump continues to use his personal cell phone to make calls, despite repeated concerns expressed by his staff that such phone calls leave the president vulnerable to surveillance by foreign governments.  In a tweet on Saturday, President Trump called upon "Fake News" CNN to retract the story that he describes as "totally false information and reporting." Trump also tweeted that he hasn't "had a personal cell phone for years" and only uses "government approved and issued phones."  Fake News @CNN is reporting that I am “still using personal cell phone for calls despite...
  • Wait, What… DOJ Has Possession of Joseph Mifsud Cell Phones (Blackberries)?…

    10/16/2019 6:44:59 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 16 replies ^ | Posted on October 15, 2019 | by Sundance
    Inside an otherwise innocuous court filing (full pdf below), General Mike Flynn’s attorney, Sidney Powell, files a motion to compel (MTC) in an effort to gain discovery of the content from two cell phones belonging to Joseph Mifsud. [Hat Tip Techno Fog] Apparently, according to the information within the filing, the DOJ has somehow gained custody of two cell phones belonging to Mr. Mifsud: The filing notes that “western intelligence” likely tasked Mr. Mifsud against General Flynn as early as 2014 in order to set up “connections with certain Russians” for later use against him. Essentially, an intelligence entrapment scheme....
  • DOJ Obtained Cellphones of Central Figure at Origin of Russia Probe

    10/16/2019 6:37:58 PM PDT · by bitt · 8 replies
    epoch times ^ | Petr Svab
    Michael Flynn's legal counsel says phones that belonged to Joseph Mifsud likely contain exculpatory evidence The Department of Justice (DOJ) has obtained two phones of Joseph Mifsud, one of the central figures of the 2016 Russia investigation, and the lawyer of Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn has requested them, saying they likely contain exculpatory evidence. The phones, two BlackBerry models, “only recently” came into the government’s possession, said Flynn’s lawyer, Sidney Powell, a former prosecutor, in an Oct. 15 court filing (pdf). Data and metadata on the phones “is material, exculpatory, and relevant to the defense of Mr. Flynn,” she said....
  • Your phone is your castle Cops need a warrant.

    09/04/2019 7:14:54 PM PDT · by Talkwire · 27 replies
    Some lawyer ^ | 9/4/2019 | Joseph Tully
    It is your Constitutional right to refuse to grant Law Enforcement access to see what’s on your phone. Technology often outpaces the law, but in this case, our tried and true Constitution has your back regarding police access to your cell phone. Courts have decided that TWO Constitutional amendments protect you from being incriminated by your phone. The Fourth Amendment protects your privacy, and the U.S. Supreme Court ruling Riley v. California in 2014...
  • Android's Fragmentation Also Happens to be it's Key Strength

    08/17/2019 8:48:49 AM PDT · by fireman15 · 8 replies
    9 to 5 Google ^ | August 16, 2019 | Damien Wild
    When you hear “Android fragmentation,” we often conjure up the negatives, but there is more to the mobile OS forks than slightly slow software updates. Unlike Android, iOS has an end-to-end experience controlled by Apple from start to finish. That means that because of iOS, we sometimes wrongly see fragmentation as a dirty word. The thing is, it is actually quite the opposite on the Android side of the fence. In terms of experience and features, fragmentation within Android can, and should, be considered a very good thing. Note how I say “experience and features,” as there are some trade-offs...
  • Horns are growing on young people’s skulls. Phone use is to blame, research suggests.

    06/20/2019 7:33:12 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 20, 2019 | Isaac Stanley-Becker
    Mobile technology has transformed the way we live — how we read, work, communicate, shop and date. But we already know this. What we have not yet grasped is the way the tiny machines in front of us are remolding our skeletons, possibly altering not just the behaviors we exhibit but the bodies we inhabit. New research in biomechanics suggests that young people are developing hornlike spikes at the back of their skulls — bone spurs caused by the forward tilt of the head, which shifts weight from the spine to the muscles at the back of the head, causing...
  • LI-Ion Supply Chain vs China's dominance & the current trade impasse, are they related?

    05/06/2019 7:52:37 AM PDT · by taildragger · 12 replies
    5/6/2019 | taildragger
    Two Stories that I will post links to given the amount of Websites that have Shunned FR. Futher comments in the Body section, here are the links:
  • AirPods dangerous? 250 scientists sign petition warning against cancer from wireless tech

    03/11/2019 2:21:26 PM PDT · by dennisw · 48 replies
    UK Mail ^ | 11 March 2019 | NATALIE RAHHAL
    Cancer from wireless tech including the trendy in-ear headphones In 2018, Apple sold 29 million pairs of AirPods The tiny wireless Bluetooth headphones fit into the ear canal The close proximity of AirPods to the brain and inner ear may raise cancer risks Apple's popular wireless AirPods headphones may pose cancer risks to wearers, according to a United Nations and World Health Organization petition. Some 250 have signed the petition, which warns against numerous devices that emit radiofrequency radiation, which is used in WiFi, cellular data and Bluetooth. AirPods in particular are concerning because they sit deeply enough within the...
  • Guess who is making out like a bandit on Obamaphones?

    04/26/2013 7:46:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/26/2013 | Thomas Lifson
    Well, well, well, roughly a quarter of the 2.2 billion dollars being spent on Obamaphones, has gone to a company owned by Carlos Slim. Todd Shields of Bloomberg reports: Slim's TracFone Wireless Inc. received about a quarter of the funds from the U.S. government's Lifeline program, according to the latest figures. Today, a House subcommitteeasked why the program, paid for by fees charged to U.S. phone subscribers, tripled in cost since 2008. How many other markets have grown 300% in the years since the crash? Slim is often called the richest man in the world, and owns the cell phone monopoly in Mexico,...
  • Apple opens new chapter amid weakening iPhone demand

    01/29/2019 4:33:58 PM PST · by conservative98 · 57 replies ^ | 1/29/19 43 minutes ago | MICHAEL LIEDTKE
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple hoped to offset slowing demand for iPhones by raising the prices of its most important product, but that strategy seems to have backfired after sales sagged during the holiday shopping season.
  • Girls, 12 and 14, accused of murdering mom after being punished for trying to mow her down [Miss]

    01/09/2019 6:07:07 PM PST · by george76 · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/8/2019 | Robert Gearty
    A 12-year-old girl and her 14-year-old sister murdered their mom after she punished them for trying to run her over with the family car... Erica Hall, 32, of Magnolia, Miss., is believed to have punished the girls by taking away their cellphones.. The girls are believed to have retaliated Friday night around 11:30 p.m. with a bullet to the chest and a knife in the back. ... the girls moved their mother to the other side of the car so that anybody driving by wouldn’t see her. ... Pike County deputies heard the girls attempted to mow down their mother...
  • California proposes a plan to tax text messages

    12/13/2018 4:19:10 AM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 56 replies
    CNN Business ^ | 12-12-2018 | Heather Kelly
    San Francisco (CNN Business)California regulators want to tax text messages to increase funds for programs that bring connectivity to underserved residents. A new surcharge proposed by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) wouldn't be a per-text tax, but a monthly fee based on a cellular bill that includes any fees for text-message services. Most carriers offer a flat fee option for texting, and already charge a similar fee for other services included in the bill — such as phone calls. The exact structure of the charge would vary from carrier to carrier........
  • REVEALED: Iraqi refugee who planned to carry out terror attacks with bombs...

    10/31/2018 12:21:10 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 30 October 2018 | Ryan Parry
    REVEALED: Iraqi refugee who planned to carry out terror attacks with bombs he built in Las Vegas was caught in elaborate FBI sting teaching agents to make IEDs with skills he learned in Iraq Ahmad Suhad Ahmad made two bombs in a condo in Las Vegas which were to be used in a terror attack in Mexico Thwarted by the FBI because the bureau had set up an elaborate sting operation He's accused of teaching ‘the making and use of a... weapon of mass destruction’, to another person between March and April, 2017 He showed the agents how to connect...
  • GOP Senators Receive Death Threats on Their PERSONAL CELL PHONES Following Kavanaugh Confirmation

    10/06/2018 9:00:53 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 79 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/6/2018 | Cristina Laila
    The Democrats, led by Dianne Feinstein and Chuck Schumer launched the most evil smear campaign against Kavanaugh in modern times–and they still lost. Republican lawmakers have been screamed at, assaulted and intimidated by unhinged leftists leading up to Kavanaugh’s confirmation–now the GOP lawmakers are receiving death threats on their personal cell phones...
  • Trump administration to send U.S. cellphones a test alert on Thursday

    09/15/2018 7:44:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 73 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 9/15/18 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration will send a message to all U.S. cellphones on Thursday to test a previously unused alert system that aims to warn the public about national emergencies. The messages will bear the headline "Presidential Alert", the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said in a statement this week. Phones will make a loud tone and have a special vibration, said FEMA, which will send the alert. The test message, scheduled for 2:18 p.m. EDT on Thursday, will read: "THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed." The test has...
  • People Are Understandably Distressed About This Diabolical Airport Power Outlet Prank

    08/10/2018 8:30:20 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 47 replies
    Time (nearly dead) ^ | 8/9/2018 | MEGAN MCCLUSKEY
    Basically anyone who has ever been to an airport knows that finding an open power outlet can be one of the most stress-inducing aspects of flying. So it should come as no surprise that people are freaking out over this power outlet sticker prank. Thanks to one beleaguered traveler’s commitment to exposing this diabolical trick to the world, a photo of one of the fake sockets has gone viral. “Whoever put up this fake sticker of an open outlet at the airport, you are now my enemy for life,” Twitter user Brandon Ewing captioned a photoset of himself discovering the...