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Trump still would have lost despite Twitter's "election interference": Musk

newsweek.com Twitter CEO Elon Musk said the results of the 2020 presidential election would have likely remained unaffected despite releasing additional documents Friday that he says…

Americans Dumbed Down On Russia

zerohedge.com Americans Dumbed Down On Russia Authored by Ray McGovern via Anti-War.com, Five years ago today, Congress learned from sworn, horse’s-mouth testimony that there is no…

THE TWITTER FILES: The Removal Of Donald Trump, Part 1

zerohedge.com THE TWITTER FILES: The Removal Of Donald Trump, Part 1 The third installment of Elon Musk's release of internal Twitter communications has been released, once again via…

Judge declines to hold Trump and his legal team in contempt of court over classified documents: reports

businessinsider.com Donald Trump speaks during an election night event at Mar-a-Lago on November 08, 2022 in Palm Beach, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images A judge declined to hold Trump and his…

Judge Denies DOJ Request to Hold Trump and His Lawyers in Contempt Over Classified Docs Subpoena

mediaite.com Photo by EVA MARIE UZCATEGUI/AFP via Getty Images A Justice Department request to hold former President Donald Trump and his legal team in contempt for failure to comply…

Pete Hegseth says Musk Twitter shadow ban bombshell blows lid off entire history of censorship

foxbusiness.com Late Thursday, Elon Musk released the second installment of the "Twitter Files," which further exposed the company's ill-intended operation of unfairly "shadow banning"…

House GOP ready to investigate Biden admin’s ‘war on American energy’

foxbusiness.com Gas prices may be falling, but House Republicans are ready to go after the Biden administration for policies they say caused record energy prices over the past year. The new…

Federal judge reportedly declines to hold Trump in contempt over Mar-a-Lago secret documents case

semafor.com Federal judge reportedly declines to hold Trump in contempt over Mar-a-Lago secret documents case The Justice Department this week requested U.S. District Judge Beryl A.…

Woody Harrelson And Justin Theroux Star As Nixon's Infamous Aides In The First Trailer For White House Plumbers

looper.com Woody Harrelson And Justin Theroux Star As Nixon's Infamous Aides In The First Trailer For White House Plumbers On December 9, we finally got our first trailer for HBO's…

Criminal Minds: Evolution Fans Are Absolutely Loving Zach Gilford's Murderous Role

looper.com Criminal Minds: Evolution Fans Are Absolutely Loving Zach Gilford's Murderous Role Paramount+ series "Criminal Minds: Evolution" is throwing plenty of challenges at the…

Trump lawyers head to D.C. federal court before closed hearing on DOJ contempt request

cnbc.com Lawyers for Donald Trump gathered at the Washington, D.C., federal courthouse before a hearing set to deal with a Department of Justice bid to hold the ex-president's office…

White House denies involvement in Twitter censorship despite 'direct contact' on COVID 'misinformation'

foxbusiness.com Following the latest revelations from the Twitter Files, the White House on Friday categorically denied any involvement in Twitter's content-moderation decisions and said…

Brittney Griner release spurs anger over slow moves to free jailed Americans in China

politico.com Brittney Griner release spurs anger over slow moves to free jailed Americans in China Relatives accuse Biden administration of foot-dragging in seeking jailed Americans’…

The Most Depraved Serial Killers in History

247wallst.com All crimes are aspects of antisocial behavior, but no crimes are more shocking or depraved than the acts of serial killers. A serial killer is someone who murders three or…

North Carolina power grid attack exposes vulnerabilities, prompts scrutiny of other recent attacks

foxbusiness.com After unknown bad actors attacked a pair of power stations in North Carolina and left thousands in the dark for days, new reports are surfacing that similar facilities…

Border Patrol 'Keeping an Eye Out' for Vehicle Seen Near Idaho Murder Scene

newsweek.com U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are actively monitoring ports of entry along the U.S.-Canada border for the white Hyundai Elantra that was seen near the scene of…

The Ending Of Mr. Robot Finally Explained

looper.com The Ending Of Mr. Robot Finally Explained There's nothing else on TV quite like "Mr. Robot" – a hero's journey that's as much about finding yourself as it is about taking…

Apple to encrypt iCloud

washingtonpost.com After years of delay under government pressure, Apple said Wednesday that it will offer fully encrypted backups of photos, chat histories and most other sensitive user data…

Apple's New Encryption Policy Is a Huge Boon for Crypto

coindesk.com On Wednesday, Apple Inc. made an announcement that might sound minor: It will now offer end-to-end encryption for most material its users backup on its iCloud storage…

Neighbor describes noises heard near home on night of Idaho murders

newsweek.com A neighbor described some of the noises he heard from the area of the home where four University of Idaho students were fatally stabbed on the night of the incident. Inan…

Trump demands items be returned "at once" after more documents discovered

newsweek.com Amid the latest discovery in Florida of additional classified documents in former President Donald Trump's possession, Trump said, "Everything should be returned, at once!"…

This week in the metaverse: Caroline Ellison, a Chinese court ruling on NFTs, Braves debut digital stadium

fortune.com This week in the metaverse: Caroline Ellison reportedly spotted in NYC, a Chinese court says NFTs are virtual property, and the Atlanta Braves host a metaverse baseball…

Questions Raised as Authorities Say 'It's Over' in Probe for Remains in Iowa

newsweek.com The hunt for human remains near Thurman, Iowa, was called off Thursday after an "exhaustive" search for evidence of Lucy Studey's claims that her father was a killer who…

Senior officials argued that Viktor Bout's release in exchange for Brittney Griner would be a mistake, report says

businessinsider.com President Joe Biden meets Cherelle Griner about the release of her wife, Brittney Griner in the Oval Office of the White House on December 8, 2022. Adam Schultz/The White…

MELTDOWN: Trump Bizarrely Cites ‘Well Established Clinton Socks Case’ in Bonkers Statement About Seized Docs from Mar-a-Lago

mediaite.com Former President Donald Trump appears to be having an unpleasant Friday morning, evidenced by some angry ALL CAPS early morning messages that, well, are beginning to look…

Donald Trump faces daily fines until classified docs returned

newsweek.com Donald Trump could be fined every day until he complies with a subpoena issued to him in relation to the classified documents investigation. The Department of Justice asked…

Questionable Things We Ignore On Yellowstone

looper.com Questionable Things We Ignore On Yellowstone Known for its riveting stories, captivating characters, and sweeping locales, "Yellowstone" has been one of the most absorbing…

Links 12/9/2022

nakedcapitalism.com These bumblebees like playing and it’s the sweetest thing ZME Science (KS). Part Bear, Part Bird, Part Monkey, Part Lizard: On the Deep Weirdness of Beavers Literary Hub. On…

Apple Expands ICloud Encryption, Moves Away From Client-Side Scanning

forbes.com Apple has announced plans to expand end-to-end encryption of iCloud data in a move that's been welcomed by digital rights groups. A new Advanced Data Protection feature will…

Trump's 'special master' review of seized Mar-a-Lago documents is officially dead

theweek.com The U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday formally terminated the outside review of government documents seized from former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club…

‘Stop Whining’: Ted Lieu Blasts Republicans for Playing Up Anti-GOP Violence After They Made Fun of Pelosi Hammer Attack

mediaite.com Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) slammed Republicans on Thursday during a meeting of the House Judiciary Committee, telling them to “Stop whining” about threats to conservative justices…

ISPs Sued Over Pirate Movie Hosters Fembed, Uqload, Upvid, & Uvideo * TorrentFreak

torrentfreak.com As widely reported for most of this year, French anti-piracy agency ARCOM and numerous rightsholders have been using all available tools to reduce the availability of pirate…

“We all we got”: How Black Twitter steered the spotlight to Shanquella Robinson’s death

niemanlab.org This article was originally published by The 19th. Shanquella Robinson’s death could have easily fallen through the cracks. In the first two weeks after the 25-year-old from…

The FBI isn’t happy with Apple’s expansion of end-to-end encryption for iCloud

9to5mac.com Apple yesterday announced a range of new security technology for its platforms, including the expansion of end-to-end encryption to additional iCloud data types. In response…

Nomad Bridge to Relaunch and Provide ‘Partial’ Refunds via NFTs

247wallst.com Nomad Bridge is set to relaunch and partially compensate the users affected by the $190 million exploit earlier in 2022, according to an announcement on Medium. Users can go…

Trump cash haul spiked after 2024 launch

politico.com Trump cash haul spiked after 2024 launch — but not as high as in the past The former president's joint fundraising committee raised more than $4.1 million online in the…

Trump attorneys in a jam as DOJ seeks charges in Mar-a-Lago raid: Lawyer

newsweek.com Attorneys for former President Donald Trump could be in a bind following a report saying the Department of Justice (DOJ) is pushing to hold Trump's team in contempt of…

Tips on Idaho student murders pour in amid search for white Hyundai

newsweek.com Police in Moscow, Idaho, are reporting a large volume of tips after launching an appeal for information concerning a vehicle that could be tied to the killings of four…

Marjorie Taylor Greene's MAGA power play

axios.com Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) is making a new play for influence, becoming a surprising yet crucial defender of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Why it matters:…

DOJ asks judge to hold Trump in contempt over classified documents subpoena, reports say

cnbc.com The DOJ is asking a federal judge to hold former President Donald Trump or his office in contempt of court, reports say. - The request was spurred by Trump's failure to…

FBI 'Deeply Concerned' After Apple Says Nearly All iCloud Data Now Has End-to-End Encryption

zerohedge.com FBI 'Deeply Concerned' After Apple Says Nearly All iCloud Data Now Has End-to-End Encryption Authored by Katabella Roberts via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours), Apple on Dec.…

The DOJ has asked a court to hold Trump's office in contempt in the Mar-a-Lago documents case

businessinsider.com Donald Trump. José Luis Villegas/AP The Justice Department has asked a federal judge to hold former President Donald Trump's office in contempt of court for failing to…

DOJ reportedly pushing to hold Trump's legal team in contempt

theweek.com Contemptuous behavior Investigators from the Department of Justice have reportedly asked a federal judge to hold the legal team representing former Presdent Donald Trump in…

Trump’s push for a special master in Mar-a-Lago docs case comes to an end

politico.com Trump’s push for a special master in Mar-a-Lago docs case comes to an end The appeals court formalized its ruling Thursday afternoon. Former President Donald Trump’s quest…

TikTok security concerns explained as Republican-Led states look to ban it

newsweek.com A growing number of Republican-led states are formally moving to introduce restrictions on Chinese video application TikTok, upping the ante against the social media giant…

Apple plans to expand encryption of iCloud data

cnn.com Apple on Wednesday said it plans to expand end-to-end encryption of iCloud data to include backups, photos, notes, chat histories and other services, in a move that could…

How casings found at North Carolina power plant can help find attackers

newsweek.com Police in North Carolina recently said that shell casings were found at a power plant that was attacked on Saturday, potentially helping investigators track down the…

FBI Calls End-to-End Encryption 'Deeply Concerning' as Privacy Groups Hail Apple's Advanced Data Protection as a Victory for Users

macrumors.com FBI Calls End-to-End Encryption 'Deeply Concerning' as Privacy Groups Hail Apple's Advanced Data Protection as a Victory for Users Apple yesterday announced that end-to-end…

2:00PM Water Cooler 12/8/2022

nakedcapitalism.com By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Bird Song of the Day Cretzschmar’s Bunting, Gaziantep, Türkiye. Cretzschmar with a “C.” These guys have no logic at all. Politics “But what…

Apple is beefing up iCloud encryption. The FBI says data encryption 'hinders' investigations of crimes

businessinsider.com Some Apple workers in Australia went on strike on Tuesday. Loren Elliott/Reuters Apple, which federal agents regularly ask for access to user data, is further securing…

Trump-aligned think tank balks at national abortion ban in new policy platform

semafor.com Trump-aligned think tank balks at national abortion ban in new policy platform A think tank organized by Trump administration alums is declining to back a national abortion…

Ex-Blockparty CTO Arrested for Stealing Company’s Bitcoin

blockworks.co A former chief technology officer of NFT platform Blockparty was arrested and charged for allegedly extorting $1 million, which he agreed to hold in his account while the…

Apple announces stronger data encryption, to the dismay of FBI snoops

reason.com Defying the snoops at the FBI, Apple has announced it is implementing end-to-end encryption options for the data people store on iCloud, making it all the more difficult for…

Apple makes it easier to keep your data secret from hackers, cops, and even Apple

vox.com A woman takes a photo of an iPhone. | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images How to encrypt most of your iCloud data — and why you should. Apple, the company whose CEO is fond of…

TikTok Is a Huge Threat to Our Democracy and Our Kids. Ban It Now

newsweek.com Negotiations between the Biden Administration and TikTok regarding the company's data security have reportedly been delayed due to national security concerns. But the news…

Brittney Griner swap for Russia 'Merchant of Death' is trading an 'elephant for a fly': Ex-FBI official

foxbusiness.com President Biden announced Thursday that WNBA star Brittney Griner will be released from Russian imprisonment after a grueling 9-month waiting period, but the opportunity did…

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