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  • Your next smartphone might have a camera that’s always watching Chip maker Qualcomm argues that “always-on” cameras can make phones more secure.

    12/06/2021 5:28:08 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | By Chris Velazco
    If you have a smartphone, you probably use its front-facing camera for selfies and the occasional video call. Perhaps, if you’re lucky, you’ll shoot the next viral TikTok masterpiece. You might use your next smartphone’s front camera for the same things, but there’s a chance that camera won’t completely turn off once you’re done with it. This week, chipmaker Qualcomm revealed its latest Snapdragon processor, which will power many of the high-end Android smartphones you’ll see in stores in 2022, including models from Motorola, Sony, OnePlus. And a new feature built into that chip could allow smartphone makers to keep...
  • A White teacher taught White students about White privilege. It cost him his job.

    12/06/2021 3:51:14 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 71 replies
    The Washington Post via SF Gate ^ | December 6, 2021 | By Hannah Natanson , The Washington Post
    KINGSPORT, Tenn. - Matthew Hawn checked his phone to see if the wait was finally over. It had been five months since he was fired for teaching about White privilege at a high school in rural Tennessee. Two months since he had fought to regain his job at an emotional three-day hearing, becoming a symbol of the acrimonious debate over the way race, racism and history should be taught in America's schools. A lifelong resident of Kingsport, Hawn was well aware his liberal views made him an outlier in his overwhelmingly White, mostly conservative community. But that had never mattered...
  • U.S. Space Academies Prioritize ‘Diversity’ And ‘Inclusion’ As China Prepares To Eclipse U.S. In Space

    12/06/2021 8:25:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/06/2021 | Tristan Justice
    The United States may soon lose its status as a truly global superpower, both on Earth and in the heavens of low orbit.“The threats are really growing and expanding every single day,” Space Force Vice Chief of Operations Gen. David Thompson warned in an interview with the Washington Post published Tuesday.As the Chinese and Russians continue to enhance their capabilities beyond Earth-bound gravity, the United States finds itself in the midst of a new 21st-century space race, competing with world powers developing new weapons to target satellites.“We’re really at a point now where there’s a whole host of ways that...
  • Breaking — Top WashPost editor Fred Hiatt is dead…

    12/06/2021 10:18:43 AM PST · by Red Badger · 148 replies ^ | Posted by Kane on December 6, 2021 12:54 pm
    Sad to report the death this morning of Fred Hiatt, the editor of the @washingtonpost’s editorial page and a wonderful colleague. Note to staff just sent by publisher Fred Ryan: — Paul Farhi (@farhip) December 6, 2021 No word on what caused the death. Hiatt was 66 and in good shape. Hiatt was still working before the Thanksgiving holiday… At this rate, Biden is likely to be presiding over a dangerously unstaffed administration even halfway into his term. If the GOP wins the Senate next year, he’s likely to go an entire term without anything close to a full...
  • Kamala Harris is a 'bully,' former staffer tells the Washington Post

    12/06/2021 1:02:31 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 55 replies
    SF Gate ^ | December 6, 2021 | By Eric Ting
    A week after several high-profile departures from the office of Vice President Kamala Harris, the Washington Post published a larger story on Harris' management skills based on interviews with "18 people connected to Harris." The Washington Post reported that "one consistent problem" staffers referenced was the fact that "Harris would refuse to wade into briefing materials prepared by staff members, then berate employees when she appeared unprepared." It was this phenomenon that prompted a particularly biting quote by an anonymous former staffer. "It’s clear that you’re not working with somebody who is willing to do the prep and the work,"...
  • Opinions | Trump’s lawyers are pleading the Fifth. Congress can still make them talk.

    12/04/2021 4:20:44 AM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Nov 3, 2021 | Norman Eisen, E. Danya Perry, Joshua Perry
    It’s rare when lawyers — as opposed to their clients — take the Fifth Amendment. But Jeffrey Clark, the former Justice Department lawyer who reportedly tried to help Donald Trump overturn the 2020 presidential election, is now claiming the privilege against self-incrimination to avoid testifying before the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. He has just been joined in that posture by one of Trump’s main outside legal advisers, John Eastman. Their fear of incrimination could well be justified: There can be serious state and federal criminal consequences for trying to fraudulently interfere with an election....
  • New opioids, more powerful than fentanyl, are discovered in D.C. amid deadly wave of overdoses

    11/30/2021 8:59:46 AM PST · by Red Badger · 29 replies
    WaPo via MSN ^ | 29 NOVEMBER 2021 | Peter Jamison
    Forensic analysts have identified a new and highly potent family of synthetic opioids in the District’s illicit drug supply, a worrisome discovery in a city already struggling with a wave of fatal overdoses that shows no signs of abating. The opioids, found on used syringes examined by scientists at the D.C. Department of Forensic Sciences in September and October, are called protonitazene and isotonitazene, respectively. Experts estimate that each is at least several times more powerful than fentanyl, the synthetic opioid that has displaced heroin in many parts of the United States and is now responsible for the majority of...
  • Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase to create health care company

    01/30/2018 5:00:31 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 59 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | January 30, 2018 7:26 am | Colleen Kelleher | @KelleherWTOP
    WASHINGTON — Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase & Co. will create an independent health care company that is “free from profit-making incentives” that will aim to reduce healthcare costs for their U.S. workers. The focus of the company will be technology solutions “that will provide U.S. employees and their families with simplified high-quality and transparent healthcare at a reasonable cost,” a news release says. “The ballooning costs of healthcare act as a hungry tapeworm on the American economy. Our group does not come to this problem with answers. But we also do not accept it as inevitable. Rather, we...
  • When did the Babylon Bee start writing headlines for the Washington Post?

    11/26/2021 9:42:30 AM PST · by bitt · 23 replies
    american thinker ^ | 11/26/2021 | thomas lifson
    The headline that appeared at the top of the following tweet from the Washington Post, about the massacre in Waukesha, Wisconsin, appeared to have been written by the Babylon Bee. What you see is a screen grab saved by a blogger who writes under the title "Dan from Squirrel Hills' Blog" because the WaPo is still (barely) capable of shame and took it down.
  • Waukesha parade attack: Washington Post pummeled for tweet saying massacre was 'caused by an SUV'

    11/25/2021 1:24:20 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | Joseph A. Wulfsohn |
    "Here's what we know so far on the sequence of events that led to the Waukesha tragedy caused by [an] SUV," the paper tweeted. "A quarter-mile from the rotary building, at 4:39 p.m., an officer told a dispatcher a maroon Ford Escape ‘just blew by [him]’ at White Rock and Hartwell avenues, the intersection where barricades blocking traffic to the parade were removed just a minute before, according to police audio and time codes provided by Broadcastify," the Post wrote in the report published Tuesday. "A few moments later, the SUV rammed through the parade participants, killing five and injuring...
  • The Washington Post said the Waukesha massacre was “caused by a SUV”

    11/25/2021 7:40:13 AM PST · by grundle · 51 replies
    wordpress ^ | November 25, 2021 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    The Washington Post said the Waukesha massacre was “caused by a SUV”The Washington Post said the Waukesha massacre was “caused by a SUV.”The original tweet has been deleted. This is the link where it originally was:, the internet archive has a copy of the tweet at this link: tweet says:“Here’s what we know so far on the sequence of events that led to the Waukesha tragedy caused by a SUV.”Here’s a screenshot taken from the archive:Also, since “SUV” is pronounced as “ess yoo vee,” the correct article is “an,” not “a.” At least, that’s what I remember being taught when...
  • Conflict of Interest? WashPost Owner Jeff Bezos Gives Obama Foundation $100 Million

    11/23/2021 9:40:30 AM PST · by JV3MRC · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 11/23/2021 | Joseph Vazquez
    It looks like The Washington Post may run into a conflict of interest problem the next time it fawns over former President Barack Obama’s allegedly “chiseled pectorals.” The Obama Foundation released a statement saying that leftist Post owner and mega-billionaire Jeff Bezos was donating a whopping $100 million “in honor of CongressmanJohn Lewis” (D-GA), who recently passed away. The Foundation called the donation "the largest individual contribution received to date." The purpose of the grant includes “help[ing] expand the scope of programming that reaches emerging leaders in the United States and around the world.” But this could present an issue...
  • Back in Iraq from the Belarus border, Iraqis recount abuse, eye future with despair

    11/22/2021 7:10:19 PM PST · by Cronos · 16 replies
    Washington post ^ | 21 November 2021 | Louisa Lovelyck
    Their return felt humiliating. As men, women and children trudged exhausted through the arrivals hall of Irbil airport, camera crews mobbed them and yelled questions about why they had left Iraq in the first place. Most of the families just kept their heads down. On the outbound journey they had been hopeful, ready for the new life in Europe that travel agents had promised. But it turned out they were unwitting pawns in Europe’s latest migration battle. The repatriation flight brought them back to the place they had spent life savings trying to leave. .... Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has...
  • Obama Foundation accepts $100M donation from Jeff Bezos

    11/22/2021 8:47:01 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/22/2021 | Theo Wayt
    Barack Obama has a big new backer: Jeff Bezos. The Amazon founder and world’s second richest man is donating a whopping $100 million to the former president’s charity, the Obama Foundation said Monday. The donation comes as Amazon seeks to fend off challenges from the Biden administration. As part of the donation, Bezos has asked that Obama rename the plaza at his controversial Chicago presidential center in honor of former Congressman and civil rights advocate John R. Lewis, according to the Obama Foundation.
  • Two hundred years later, a long-lost document sheds light on the purchase of Liberia

    11/20/2021 10:49:53 PM PST · by blueplum · 4 replies
    WaPo via msn ^ | 20 November 2021 | Ray Cavanaugh
    It was billed as a land of promise — a place where free Black Americans could obtain more political rights and a better quality of life. Liberia did not receive its name until 1824, but the territory that became its capital city was purchased on Dec. 15, 1821. Almost exactly 200 years later, a Liberian historian has discovered that original purchase agreement — a document missing since 1835 that sheds light on the acquisition of the only U.S. colony in Africa.
  • Pulitzer board stonewalls queries about Trump lawsuit, rescinding prizes for debunked reporting

    11/19/2021 6:54:15 AM PST · by Red Badger · 15 replies ^ | Updated: November 18, 2021 - 11:11pm | By Natalia Mittelstadt
    On Tuesday, former President Trump threatened to sue the Pulitzer Prize Board over their awards to The New York Times and The Washington Post for their Russia collusion stories. The Pulitzer Prize Board has not responded publicly to former President Trump's threat to sue them if they don't immediately rescind the 2018 awards given to both The Washington Post and The New York Times for their Russia collusion stories, nor have they replied to multiple requests for comment. Trump released a letter on Tuesday through his Save America PAC from his attorney Alina Habba, saying: "It is hereby demanded that...
  • There Will Be No Media 'Reckoning' Over the Steele Dossier

    11/19/2021 3:22:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | November 19, 2021 | David Harsanyi
    Axios says there's a "reckoning" in the media over coverage of the Steele dossier after the partisan oppo document's primary source was charged with lying to the FBI. "It's one of the most egregious journalistic errors in modern history," writes Sara Fischer, "and the media's response to its own mistakes has so far been tepid." Tepid is a nice way of putting it. While the Washington Post "corrected" some of its discredited reporting on the dossier, removing portions of reporting connecting former President Donald Trump to Russia, there has been virtually no other accountability. And, really, it's become modus operandi...
  • Democrats are on course to lose in 2022 and 2024. If they do, we may lose our democracy.

    11/16/2021 11:34:51 AM PST · by packagingguy · 95 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | November 16, 2021 | Max Boot
    Even worse, the poll shows that registered voters prefer Republicans over Democrats in congressional races by 10 points. If the midterm elections were held today, the result would be a GOP landslide. Given how extremist and authoritarian the Republican Party has become...that is deep cause for concern.
  • Of Course, WaPo Ran Interference for Joe Biden Over His 'Negro' Remarks

    11/15/2021 6:36:34 PM PST · by lightman · 15 replies ^ | 15 November A.D. 2021 | Matt Vespa
    Joe Biden called a black man a “negro” last week. It was clear as day. He called the late Satchel Paige a “negro.” It’s not the n-word, but you can’t call black people that anymore, Joe. Yes, Paige was a pitcher in the Negro league, but that’s not what Joe said. And the fact that we have explainer pieces on how it’s not really a big deal that Joe said this just shows you that the liberal media knows this was a trip-up. If a Republican had said this, you know what the reaction from the liberal media would be....
  • Byron York's Daily Memo: The Biden White House dumpster fire

    11/15/2021 7:43:09 AM PST · by Mariner · 13 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 15th, 2021 | by Byron York, Chief Political Correspondent
    THE BIDEN WHITE HOUSE DUMPSTER FIRE. President Joe Biden's plunging public approval rating isn't his problem. It is a reflection of his problem.Biden has scheduled a big ceremony today to sign the bipartisan infrastructure bill, the $1.2 trillion measure passed after months of wrangling in Congress. The public is well aware of it. And yet, in a new Washington Post poll , taken after the bill's passage, Biden's job approval rating has hit a new low — just 38% among registered voters, versus 57% who disapprove. So much for those Democrats who thought passing a big bill would boost Biden's...