In an attempt to enforce last night's Governor Nixon-imposed curfew, the Missouri Highway Patrol fired tear gas into a crowd of protestors last night, then told reporters that they had only fired smoke bombs, backtracked, admitted that it was tear gas, and ultimately arrested seven protestors. Also, a guy was shot.
In a "high-octane speech" two years ago today, Ecuador granted Wikileaks demiurge Julian Assange political asylum, adding that he may stay in their London embassy for "two centuries." That would certainly be a long time, but haven't we each spent much longer trapped in the Ecuadorian Embassies of our own certitude?
"This is the very real, very expensive, and very environmentally unsustainable reality behind a virtual currency hailed as the future of money. We haven't escaped from industrial age mines. We've merely reinvented them."
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We landed on the moon. Yes? Like the overthrow of Mosaddeq, or the manufacture of the Gulf of Tonkin incident, it was a stunning example of Mid-century American ingenuity that can make one feel small/humbled just contemplating it. Here is a way to prove that it happened using non-fancy Newtonian physics.
BREAKING: This dad is saying that Bigfoot threw a rock at him. Here is his oddly emotional video:
Before Barrett Brown, before the high-profile arrests, Anonymous was genuinely a sort of shadowy hacktivist collective. With OpFerguson, the group's protest against the brutal shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown, they've really pared back down to what they should do best: faceless disobedience.
An epic of moral decay, the Senate Intelligence Committees's 6,700-page investigation into the CIA's use of torture is longer than all but one of the world's great works of literature. It's also classified, probably forever. Right now, the Senate is only contesting CIA redactions to the 510-page executive summary.
Wealth management is all about reinvestment and diversification. You can't just sit on billions of stolen login credentials, or credit card numbers, and expect to magically build equity. Do you want to be pushing 70 and still haggling over zero-day exploits in some Czech darknet forum? Good. Now: Listen to the pros.
A new, disturbing, and vitally important report from The Intercept has revealed documents proving that more than 40 percent of the U.S.'s Terrorist Screening Database, or 280,000 people, had "no recognized terrorist group affiliation." This is news. The fact that it came from a mysterious "New Snowden" is not. Right?
Speaking through a spokesentity, Bigfoot Field Research Organization founder and president Matthew Moneymaker has summarily declined further comment on the London Royal Society's two-year-long Bigfoot DNA study whose lead researcher, geneticist Brian Sykes, responded to his criticisms here, nearly three weeks ago.
At the Black Hat hacker conference in dystopian Las Vegas, researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek will soon present the latest in what appears to be their personal hobby of revealing how "smart car" digital interfaces can be hijacked by malicious parties to murder you. (They have good news, also.)
As government probes into Barclay's abuse of private "dark pool" trading widen to include similar allegations of fraud perpetrated by UBS and Deutsche Bank, the public and lawmakers are demanding to know one thing: What novelty hot sauces induced brokers to let their clients trade in these dangerous venues?
They're Back. Anonymous has launched a full-frontal assault on the Israeli government's web presence over recent events in Gaza. It's alleged that the attacks escalated after the death of Tayeb Abu Shehada, 22, a Palestinian protestor shot wearing a Guy Fawkes mask. Here's the running tally of downed sites:
The callers to C-SPAN's long-running morning show Washington Journal are as beautiful, and diverse, and perfect as America itself. In a long overdue bit of fan service, the Journal put on Richard Gage the leader of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth. The callers loved it—loved it. You will too.