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  • Underwater avalanche continued for two days

    06/13/2021 12:27:55 PM PDT · by algore · 21 replies
    Scientists are reporting what they say is the longest sediment avalanche yet measured in action. It occurred underwater off West Africa, in a deep canyon leading away from the mouth of the Congo River. Something in excess of a cubic kilometre of sand and mud descended into the deep. This colossal flow kept moving for two whole days and ran out for more than 1,100km across the floor of the Atlantic Ocean. The event would have gone unrecorded were it not for the fact that the slide broke two submarine telecommunications cables, slowing the internet and other data traffic between...
  • Panicked CNN Guest Wonders “How We’re Going To Control The Channels Of Communications In This Country”

    05/02/2022 5:38:24 AM PDT · by blam · 67 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 5-2-2022 | Steve Watson via Summit News
    A CNN talking head declared Sunday that if Elon Musk is allowed to buy Twitter, the platform will have to be government regulated to prevent ‘discourse’ being open and free, and not subject to establishment controlled censorship. While discussing the Musk take-over on CNN’s potato time with Brain Stelter, “media analyst” David Zurawik proclaimed that Musk is “dangerous” and shouldn’t be allowed to restore free speech on the platform. Zurawik suggested that the U.S. look to Europe, which has recently brought in new laws to limit social media, and even threatened to ban Twitter if Musk doesn’t play ball. “There’s...
  • Apple Prepares for The Great Reset With Plans to Make You Rent Your iPhone

    03/26/2022 1:10:38 PM PDT · by Paladin2 · 103 replies
    Liberty Daily ^ | 3/26/2022 | Rucker
    “You will own nothing, and you will be happy.” The mantra of the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution for the globalist elites at the World Economic Forum has always been a challenging concept for most Americans to fully grasp. Our nation was built on the precepts of freedom, capitalism, and property ownership, so when the WEF’s mantra creeps into a conversation it is often met by scowls and consternation. Well, not everyone balks. Some fall in line like good little lemmings. Neo-Marxists in America adopted the WEF’s slogan faster than the Che Guevara t-shirts they used to love. Those were replaced...
  • Russian Comms in Ukraine: A World of Hertz

    03/11/2022 11:47:41 AM PST · by tlozo · 25 replies
    Rusi ^ | March 9, 2022 | Sam Cranny-Evans and Thomas Withington
    Evidence of Russian communications in Ukraine indicates that the modernisation of the Russian Armed Forces has been troubled, causing operational and tactical challenges. Russia’s war in Ukraine has been marked by its apparent lack of coordination and an ostensibly flawed plan. Russian forces have been observed moving deep into Ukraine, only to be cut off by a lack of fuel, vehicle breakdowns, and ultimately Ukrainian forces. Open-source intelligence and Ukrainian reports suggest that radio communications across the Russian forces are poor, leading to makeshift solutions including the use of unencrypted high frequency (HF) radio for long-range communications and mobile phones...
  • #Russia began active preparations for disconnection from the global Internet - All servers and domains must be transferred to the #Russian zone no later than March 11.

    03/06/2022 4:00:24 PM PST · by BusterDog · 92 replies
    twitter ^ | 3/6/22
    #Russia began active preparations for disconnection from the global InternetAll servers and domains must be transferred to the #Russian zone no later than March 11. Detailed data on the network infrastructure of the sites is being collected. | EMPR via @nexta_tv#Ukraine— EMPR.MEDIA (@EuromaidanPR) March 6, 2022
  • Elon Musk Makes an Important Gesture Toward Ukraine

    02/26/2022 9:58:57 PM PST · by nuconvert · 21 replies ^ | 2-26-22
    Tesla's CEO was challenged on Twitter by Ukraine's Vice Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov. "@elonmusk, while you try to colonize Mars - Russia try to occupy Ukraine! While your rockets successfully land from space - Russian rockets attack Ukrainian civil people! We ask you to provide Ukraine with Starlink stations and to address sane Russians to stand," Fedorov wrote on his Twitter account. excerpt- Several hours after the post, Musk replied directly to Fedorov,... "Starlink service is now active in Ukraine. More terminals en route," Musk replied. excerpt- allowing Ukrainians access to Starlink, one of the fastest, most robust satellite...
  • Musk says Starlink active in Ukraine as Russian invasion disrupts internet

    02/26/2022 6:00:36 PM PST · by BlackAdderess · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | Hyunjoo Jin
    SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 26 (Reuters) - SpaceX billionaire Elon Musk said on Saturday that the company's Starlink satellite broadband service is available in Ukraine and SpaceX is sending more terminals to the country, whose internet has been disrupted due to the Russian invasion. "Starlink service is now active in Ukraine. More terminals en route," Musk tweeted. He was responding to a tweet by a Ukraine government official who asked Musk to provide the embattled country with Starlink stations.
  • Elon Musk says “Starlink [internet] service is now active in Ukraine. More terminals en route.”

    02/26/2022 2:49:55 PM PST · by janetjanet998 · 21 replies
    Elon Musk says “Starlink [internet] service is now active in Ukraine. More terminals en route.”
  • Listening in on Russian HF transmissions

    02/26/2022 11:27:58 AM PST · by farming pharmer · 93 replies
    Listen in on Russian HF military communications, both in the clear and coded.
  • “A Slow Motion Disaster”: Network Sunset Of 3G Will Wreak Havoc For Millions Of Vehicles On The Road

    02/25/2022 5:43:53 PM PST · by blam · 68 replies
    Nation And State ^ | 2-25-2022
    While the world is looking forward to the future of 5G – as soon as we can figure out how to implement it without screwing up our entire air travel infrastructure – the demise of 3G is quietly wreaking havoc with some automakers, according to a new report from CNBC. “Millions of car owners” are affected by 3G dropping off the map, the report notes. Many vehicles use 3G networks for updates and remote communication, including models manufactured by Tesla, Audi, Honda and Nissan. The affectionately titled “network sunset” of 3G renders some features on these models, and many other...
  • Czech Republic expels 18 Russian embassy staff

    The Czech Republic is expelling 18 employees of the Russian embassy in Prague, who were allegedly "identified as members of the Russian secret services", Foreign Minister Jan Hamacek said at news conference. According to local media reports, the move comes in response to evidence obtained by the country's security services which suggests Russia's involvement in two ammunition depot explosions in 2014 in the Czech Republic which killed two people. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Andrej Babis said in the same news conference that "there is well-grounded suspicion about the involvement of officers of the Russian intelligence service GRU, unit 29155, in the...
  • Volcanic Eruption Takes Out Both Tonga Cables

    01/17/2022 7:16:20 PM PST · by texas booster · 16 replies
    SubTel Forum ^ | Jan 17 2022 | Chris Duckett
    On Saturday, the volcano at Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai erupted, sending ash plumes 30 kilometres into the atmosphere, kicking off a tsunami in Tonga that reached as far away as Alaska, and destroying a volcanic cone that connected the uninhabited islands of Hunga Tonga and Hunga Ha’apai. The volcano is around 65 kilometres northwest of Tongan capital, Nuku’alofa, with experts saying it was one of the most powerful eruptions since the 1990s. “The sea level gauge at Nuku’alofa, Tonga, recorded a tsunami wave of 1.19 metres before it stopped reporting,” Dr Hannah Power of the University of Newcastle said. “Waves of...
  • Undersea Cable Connecting Norway With Arctic Satellite Station Has Been Mysteriously Severed

    01/11/2022 6:31:51 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 54 replies
    The Drive ^ | 01 10 2022 | Thomas Newdick
    An undersea fiberoptic cable located between mainland Norway and the Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic Ocean has been put out of action in a still-mysterious incident. The outage on the subsea communications cable — the furthest north of its kind anywhere in the world — follows an incident last year in which different cables linking an undersea surveillance network off the Norwegian coast were severed, a story that we covered in detail at the time. The latest disruption involves one of two fiberoptic cables that enable communications between the Norwegian mainland and Norwegian-administered Svalbard that lies between the mainland and...
  • Here's Why An E-6B Doomsday Plane Was Flying Tight Circles Off The Jersey Shore Today

    12/13/2019 6:26:40 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 51 replies
    Not only were they among the last Boeing 707 derivatives ever built, but they are also packed full of EMP hardened systems and highly skilled crews that would literally hold the world as we know it in their hands during a major crisis. Although advanced and highly secure satellite communications and line-of-sight data-links are critical parts of their capability set, a far more cumbersome system is used to talk to ballistic missile submarines hiding deep below the waves. The deployment of this fascinating capability was caught today by a plane tracker that was monitoring an E-6B operating off the coast...
  • Allegations Of Dysfunction Continue To Plague FirstNet, Our $47 Billion National Emergency Network

    08/20/2016 2:42:00 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    Tech Dirt ^ | 18 August 2016 | Karl Bode
    When first responder communications networks failed after 9/11, the government decided to build a nationwide wireless emergency communications network that would actually work. It took a decade of general histrionics and dysfunction by Congress, but in 2012 the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act formally created the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet). FirstNet is an entirely new federal agency tasked with coordinating the build of a 700 MHz LTE-based coast-to-coast emergency broadband network. But since its creation the effort (tell us if you've heard this one before) has been plagued with dysfunction, allegations of incumbent carrier cronyism, and...
  • The Nationwide Network Working to Bring Mobile Biometrics to Your Community (FirstNet)

    04/18/2015 6:33:58 AM PDT · by NewHampshireDuo · 10 replies
    Public Intelligence ^ | December 18, 2013 | Public Intelligence
    A federal law passed in February 2012 to help middle class families by creating jobs and cutting payroll taxes included a section mandating the creation of a nationwide interoperable broadband communications system for law enforcement and first responders. The system, which is being created under the direction of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), seeks to create a nationwide broadband network capable of being used for a variety of law enforcement purposes including remote surveillance, mobile biometric applications like field fingerprint scanning and facial recognition, as well as automated license plate reading. The system is currently in a pilot phase...
  • California Officials declare Ham Radio no longer a benefit

    10/11/2019 6:36:35 AM PDT · by AU72 · 211 replies
    Off Grid Survival News ^ | October 10, 2019 | Off Grid Surival
    The People’s Republic of California is at it again; through unelected state officials, California is severing ties to ham radio repeater owners throughout the state, jeopardizing the lives of millions of Californians who depend on these repeaters to operate during emergencies. Last month, repeater operators were sent emails telling them the State would no longer allow them to operate repeaters on public land without paying substantial rental fees. In the letter sent by CAL FIRE, the state claims Ham operators no longer provide a benefit to the state or public safety. They claimed that “constantly changing technological advances” has made...
  • VP Kamala Harris' Communications Director Steps Down

    11/18/2021 2:44:45 PM PST · by WeaslesRippedMyFlesh · 35 replies
    sputnik news ^ | 11/18/2021 | Kirill Vervlev
    This comes after a series of reports on a major rift between West Wing aides and the vice president's office, who reportedly fell out of favor with her immediate boss. Some members of Harris' team have reportedly begun looking for new positions away from the troubled VP. Ashley Etienne, Vice President Kamala Harris' communications director, left the administration to explore "other possibilities," Vanity Fair reported on Thursday. According to the report, there is nothing extraordinary in Etienne's departure, since she is allegedly following the unspoken practice of White House employees leaving after the first year of their employer's term. The...
  • 3G shutdowns could leave most vulnerable without a connection

    11/13/2021 4:59:45 PM PST · by DJ MacWoW · 101 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Sat, November 13, 2021, | Cat Zakrzewski
    The wireless networks that underpin an assortment of devices, including life-alert alarms, older cellphones and tablets, are about to shut down, an action that consumer advocates say will leave some of society's most vulnerable people without critical communications tools.
  • Confirmed: ‘PR Executive -1’ in Durham Indictment Docs Is Charles Dolan Jr.

    11/05/2021 6:39:06 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 45 replies ^ | THU, NOV 4 2021 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Attorney Ralph Martin confirmed Thursday that his client, DC-based communications executive Charles Dolan, Jr., is the person referred to as “PR Executive-1” in Special Counsel John Durham’s indictment of researcher Igor Danchenko. ... Durham indicted the Russian-born, U.S.-based Danchenko on five counts of lying to the FBI in connection with his role as a major source for Christopher Steele’s fraudulent “Russia dossier” on Donald Trump. The Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee paid the Fusion GPS opposition research firm, which hired Steele, to prepare the dossier and then provided it to the FBI. It became a basis for...