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  • Chinese Social Media App TikTok Sued in the Netherlands for $1.7 Billion Over Collecting Children’s Data

    06/08/2021 8:51:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 06/08/2021 | Alex Wu
    The Amsterdam-based Market Information Research Foundation (SOMI) sued the video-sharing platform TikTok on behalf of 64,000 Dutch parents, seeking 1.4 billion euros (about $1.7 billion) for allegedly collecting data from millions of children. Meanwhile, TikTok has updated its privacy policy in the United States with regard to collecting personal data such as facial and voice recognition. According to Dutch media, on June 2, SOMI filed the lawsuit in a court in Amsterdam against the Chinese social media app for violating the European Union’s data protection law. The organization claims that TikTok is collecting the data of children without proper permission,...
  • Jury Takes Over in Case of Ex-Flynn Business Partner

    07/23/2019 5:54:46 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | July 22, 2019 | Tim Ryan
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (CN) – The case against a business associate of former national security adviser Michael Flynn went to the jury Monday, which will determine whether he illegally lobbied at the direction of Turkey without telling the federal government. During closing arguments Monday, prosecutors said 66-year-old Bijan Rafiekian tried to carefully mask who was behind a project he and Flynn worked on that aimed to discredit Fethullah Gulen, a cleric Turkish President Recep Erdogan has blamed for a 2016 failed coup against him. “They tried to subvert the American process so Erdogan could get his hands on Gulen,” U.S. Attorney...
  • Denmark Bans Foreign Funding of Mosques

    03/30/2021 1:47:03 PM PDT · by yoe · 23 replies
    The Gatestone Institute ^ | March 15,2021 | Soeren Kern
    Snip]The Danish Parliament has approved a new law that bans foreign governments from financing mosques in Denmark. The measure is aimed at preventing Muslim countries, particularly Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey, from promoting Islamic extremism in Danish mosques and prayer facilities.Denmark joins a growing list of European countries — including Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Switzerland — which have taken varying degrees of action to prevent foreign governments from financing the construction and upkeep of mosques on their territories.
  • U.S. Government Seeks Forfeiture of Roman Statue That Was Allegedly En Route to Kim Kardashian

    05/04/2021 11:37:29 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 36 replies
    A newly filed lawsuit reveals that, in 2016, the U.S. government seized an ancient Roman statue that was allegedly being delivered to Kim Kardashian. In the suit, filed on April 30 in the United States District Court of Central California’s Western Division, the U.S. government called for the forfeiture of the “illegally imported” statue, which resembles the lower half of a person draped in fabric. The lawsuit, filed in rem (or against the statue itself), was first reported on Twitter by Robert Snell, a writer for the Detroit News. According to the suit, the statue had been displayed at the...
  • Netherlands unveils home 3D printed with concrete, and it wants to use the technology to house its growing population

    05/01/2021 10:53:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 56 replies
    The Netherlands needs thousands of new homes to accommodate its growing population and it might not build them all – some may end up being printed. As part of a program exploring how the country can create the homes it needs, Elize Lutz and Harrie Dekkers have moved into a new 94-square-metre, two-bedroom home that resembles a boulder with windows. The curving lines of its grey concrete walls look and feel natural, but they are actually at the cutting edge of housing construction technology in the Netherlands and around the world. They were 3D printed at a nearby factory. "It's...
  • One Out of 25 in the Netherlands Died of Euthanasia in 2020

    04/25/2021 6:41:06 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 31 replies
    Bio Edge ^ | 4/25/21 | Richard Egan
    Here are the latest figures for euthanasia in the Netherlands, drawn from the 2020 annual report. * With 6938 deaths by euthanasia, this accounted for 4.12% of all deaths. (If the estimated 15,000 extra deaths from Covid-19 were put aside, the rate would be 4.52%) * There were two cases of euthanasia for Covid-19 in 2020. * With one more case of child euthanasia (a boy aged 12-16), a total of 16 children aged 12-17 have been euthanised since 2002. * The Supreme Court's decision allowing surreptitiously sedating a person with dementia in order to ensure non-resistance to euthanasia "requested"...
  • Huawei Had Access to 6.5 Million Dutch KPN Mobile Phone Network Users’ Data and Phone Calls Including Prime Minister’s: Report

    04/20/2021 8:14:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 04/20/2021 | Alex Wu
    The Chinese military-affiliated technology firm Huawei, which supplied telecom equipment to Netherlands’ largest mobile phone network KPN, had unlimited access to the Dutch company’s 6.5 million users including the then Dutch Prime Minister’s phone calls and personal data. On April 17, Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant reported that in 2010 KPN commissioned the Capgemini consultancy firm to do an internal investigation on the security of its Huawei core network. However, Capgemini’s confidential report was so damning that KPN buried it until recently when it was brought to light, according to de Volkskrant. Capgemini reported that Huawei staff had penetrated to the...
  • Dutch government halts AstraZeneca vaccine for people under 60 amid reports of blood clots

    04/03/2021 11:50:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Fox 9 News ^ | 04/03/2021 | Mike Corder
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The Dutch government said Friday it is temporarily halting AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccinations for people under 60 following reports of very small number of people suffering unusual blood clots after receiving the shot. The Dutch decision comes three days after authorities in Germany also stopped using the AstraZeneca’s vaccine in the under-60s, citing fresh concerns over unusual blood clots reported in a tiny number of those who received the shots. Earlier Friday, a Dutch organization that monitors vaccine side effects said it had received five reports of blood clots with low blood plate counts following vaccinations. All...
  • Dante’s Woke Inferno Deletes Muhammad

    03/31/2021 7:55:49 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 3/27/21 | Jules Gomes
    Translator leaves popes in Hell but saves Islam's prophet from perditionUTRECHT, Netherlands ( - A new Dutch translation of the Divine Comedy has erased the name of Muhammad from the opus magnum of the Italian poet Dante Alighieri to prevent the epic poem from becoming "unnecessarily offensive" to Muslims. Translator Lies Lavrijsen told Belgian Radio 1 that she expunged the founder of Islam from her translation to give it the "widest possible accessibility," particularly for "a younger audience." "We knew that if we left this passage as it is, we would have unnecessarily hurt a large part of the readers,"...
  • An alleged Italian mafia fugitive has been on the run for more than six years — until police recognized his tattoos on a YouTube cooking show

    03/30/2021 5:41:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    CBS News ^ | MARCH 30, 2021 | CAITLIN O'KANE
    An Italian mafia fugitive who has been evading police since 2014 was arrested last week after police recognized him on YouTube. Marc Feren Claude Biart, who is wanted by police for allegedly trafficking cocaine, had started a cooking show on YouTube with his wife, BBC News reports. 53-year-old Biart hid his face in the videos – but did not hide his tattoos. Italian police saw the videos and arrested Biart in the small town of Boca Chica, Dominican Republic, they said in a statement, according to BBC News. Biart has been wanted by police for nearly six years for allegedly...
  • Suez canal: Ever Given container ship freed from shoreline

    03/29/2021 1:25:13 AM PDT · by OKSooner · 55 replies
    BBC ^ | 3-29-2021 | Someone at BBC
    A huge container ship that has been stuck across the Suez Canal for almost a week has been freed from the shoreline, officials say. The course of the 400m-long (1,300ft) Ever Given has been corrected by 80%, according to the Suez Canal Authority. It added that further efforts to move the boat would resume later on Monday.
  • Container ship stuck in Suez Canal Freed

    03/29/2021 7:17:03 AM PDT · by SaxxonWoods · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/29/2021 | Mike Brest
    “It is with utmost pleasure that we can confirm that the #Suez Canal Authority and staff have succeeded in re-floating M/V EVER GIVEN. She is currently underway to Great Bitter Lake. More information will follow on our profile. M/V EVER GIVEN is no longer #grounded,” the Leth Agencies said.
  • BREAKING: The Ever Given Ship Freed After Blocking Suez Canal for 6 Days — and Why It Matters

    03/29/2021 9:05:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 115 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03/29/2021 | Tyler O' Neill
    On Monday morning, a canal service provider said the Ever Given container ship — the 99-ton ship that measures 1,312 feet by 107 feet by 47 feet — had finally been dislodged after it got stuck in the Suez Canal and blocked ship traffic for six days. Leth Agencies, the canal service provider, confirmed that the Ever Given had been freed, was floating once again, and was moving through the canal, the Associated Press reported. NBC News foreign correspondent Raf Sanchez shared a video on Twitter of the ship moving again At least 369 vessels are waiting to transit the...
  • Egypt's President loses patience and says the boat must be unloaded if this fails

    03/28/2021 7:34:26 PM PDT · by algore · 89 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Charlotte Mitchell
    Hopes have been raised that the cargo ship could be freed today after emergency crews were ordered to start offloading containers. Experts previously budged its stern and get its rudder and propeller working. The Dutch-flagged Alp Guard and the Italian-flagged Carlo Magno, which were called in to work alongside tugboats already on scene, reached the Red Sea near the city of Suez earlier today. They will now help nudge the Ever Given as dredgers continue to vacuum up sand from underneath the vessel and mud caked to its port side. They have so far shifted 27,000 cubic metres of sand...
  • Nextrush Unplugged Weekend: A Beautiful Day In Your Neighborhood? To Vaxx Or Not To Vaxx?

    03/20/2021 8:19:55 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 19 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/20/2021 | Nextrush/Self
    Welcome to the weekend and here we are. I am your currently sober drunk host. Day 369 Of The Dictatorship Of CPVID-19, Day 369 Of America And The World Held Hostage To Vaxx Or Not To Vaxx That Is The Question? President Trump endorsing vaccination against COVID-19 this week. Bue he kept a secret until the end of last month. Trump himself was vaccinated at the White House at the beginning of January but we only learned about it when the CPAC speech happened February 28th. One can point out that Mr. Trump needed anti-vaxx support for his political agenda...
  • My precious one[charismatic caucus]

    03/18/2021 11:55:50 PM PDT · by Jedediah
    Beguiled and forgotten yet you love deeply and true, This is the heart I see in you, Shredded and torn surrendering all, Yet The Heart of a Lion standing fearless and tall, The enemy runs at the mention of you, My Pure fire and virtue, For all they see in you is Me resurrected and "ALIVE" ! Dressed in My Virtue causing you to ( ( ( "THRIVE" ) ) ), My Path of Light a close friend with you, For The Father's Will is all you do, My hedge of Seraphim Surrounding you with My "YES & AMEN", As...
  • Netherlands Suspends Vaccine

    03/14/2021 7:15:15 PM PDT · by Varsity Flight · 150 replies
    Express news ^ | Express Netherlands, Ireland, Norway
  • Germany becomes latest country to suspend AstraZeneca Covid vaccine over blood clot fears: Netherlands and Ireland also join growing list of countries suspending use

    03/15/2021 8:34:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    CNBC ^ | 03/15/2021 | Sam Meredith
    LONDON — Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands have joined the growing list of countries that have suspended the use of the coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford over blood clot concerns. The Dutch government said Sunday that the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine would not be used until at least March 29, while Ireland said earlier in the day that it had temporarily suspended the shot as a precautionary step. On Monday, the German government also said it was suspending its use with the vaccine regulator, the Paul Ehrlich Institute, calling for further investigations. The World Health Organization has...
  • News Summary Intelligence Report Sunday 3/14/2021

    03/14/2021 9:31:42 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/14/2021 | Nextrush/Self
    Dutch police used dogs, horses and water cannon to attack two thousand anti-coronavirus lockdown protesters in The Hague today... The Netherlands the latest nation to suspend use of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine... Earlier Ireland suspended use of the AstraZeneca vaccine over blood clot concerns... Dr. Anthony Fauci says he's disturbed by polling data showing large numbers of Republicans will not get vaccinated. Fauci urging President Trump to promote vaccination... The vaccination stats for the US expressed in percentages... Saturday evening in London British police grabbed women and led them away in handcuffs for violating coronavirus restrictions...Now there's outrage being expressed...
  • Lou Ottens, Inventor of the Audio Cassette, Dies at 94

    03/12/2021 12:37:01 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    UltimateClassicRock ^ | March 10, 2021 | Lou Otten
    The Dutch engineer credited with inventing the audio cassette has died. Lou Ottens was 94. As head of product development for Philips in 1960, he led a team that developed the initial portable tape recorder; he then introduced the first cassette tape at a Berlin electronics fair three years later. The slogan back then: "Smaller than a pack of cigarettes!" Primis Player Placeholder This portable tape quickly overtook cumbersome reel-to-reel recording methods that had long been the standard. Home decks gave way to boomboxes and in-dash car models – bringing music to the masses. That was, in fact, the goal:...