Google is developing plans to build its own wireless network in emerging markets, Amir Efrati at The Wall Street Journal reports.
Google has developed its own wireless technology, which it hopes to deploy with local companies in Southeast Asia, and sub-Saharan Africa. Efrati says Google plans to provide wireless access to a billion people who are currently without Internet.
Google wants to use airwaves previously reserved for TV companies for its network. It’s [...]
Syria’s President Assad says Syria is capable of facing Israel in 1st comments since airstrikes – @AP
Iran FM meets Assad, says time to dissuade Israel
Israeli Attack Exposes Assad’s Air Defense Weakness
It was too late when air raid sirens wailed at one of Syria’s most fortified military compounds. Israeli jets were already attacking the Hameh complex and civilian employees in nearby housing were scrambling for cover with their families.
President Bashar Assad [...]
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! RT @AFP: Uncertainty grips #Algeria over President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s health
NEW YORK: NYPD TO RELEASE HARMLESS GAS INTO THE NYC SUBWAYS TO TEST HOW CHEMICALS COULD SPREAD INCASE OF TERROR ATTACK. NYDN. #911BUFF
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The New York Police Department is teaming up with a national laboratory to study how chemical weapons could be dispersed through the air into the subway system.
Researchers will track the movement of harmless tracer gases. They’ll place air sampling devices in specific [...]
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday that tensions had already soared too high on the Korean peninsula and warned Pyongyang against making nuclear threats.
“The current crisis has already gone too far,” Ban said at a press conference in Andorra. “Things must begin to calm down, there is no need for the DPRK to be on a collision course with the international community. Nuclear threats are not a game.
North Korea [...]
Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt’s visit to North Korea this week has been met with sharp criticism, but the global Internet search giant indirectly is helping to make history by revealing one of the reclusive country’s darkest secrets.
Google Earth, the company’s popular satellite imagery product, might be the last thing Mr Schmidt will want to showcase for his hosts, because it presents a bird’s eye view of many things that [...]
Calif. man behind anti-Muslim film gets prison
…armed members of Ansar Alsharia storm the U.S Consulate in Benghazi….
…”Protesters storm U.S. embassy in Cairo and militant Islamists storm the American consulate in Benghazi”….
U.S. confirms Egyptian protesters breached Cairo embassy wall
Clashes between militants and American consulate’s guards in Benghazi
‘Islamist Militants use rocket propelled grenade when attacking U.S. consulate in Benghazi: correspondent’
Confirmed – Mob sets fire to Us Consulate in Benghazi..
‘Fierce clashing outside US consulate in #Benghazi between armed militia that [...]
They’re not joking:
And CNN is running a Breaking News flasing header that Assbook’s earningsare up 32% right now. Scamming assholes all right.
French courts have recently decided that Google must censor the following words if a search is done in France:
They claim that it will help combat online piracy
The entertainment industry has a bone to pick with Google. They feel that the search enginedirectly aids in helping people pirate content on the Web. While there are some legitimately goodideas out there to compete with piracy, the entertainment industry seems content with just censoring the Web.
No more supplies for Assad’s Army coming from Iraq.
AFP: Syria rebels control all Iraq-Syria border points, Iraq official says
BAGHDAD — Syrian rebels took control of all border crossings between Iraq and Syria on Thursday, Baghdad’s deputy interior minister told AFP.
“All the border points between Iraq and Syria are under the control of the Free Syrian Army,” Adnan al-Assadi told AFP by telephone.
“The border points and all the outposts are under [...]
UNITED NATIONS — The major powers started talks Thursday on a UN Security Council resolution on Syria with Russia declaring a “red line” against sanctions.
Russia and the Western nations on the 15-member council have drafted rival resolutions on Syria.
Britain, the United States, France and Germany have demanded sanctions against President Bashar al-Assad under Chapter VII of the UN Charter. Russia is firmly against.
“Anything can be negotiated but we do not [...]
July 1, 2012
Google sent out an email to Google Adwords customers saying that they are going to pull allGoogle Shopping results for guns, ammunition, gun optics and gun accessories (Shopping results, not general search results).
HamLund Tactical received this email and posted it on 68forums.com (emphasis added) …
We’re writing to let you know about some upcoming changes to the product listings you submit to Google. As we recently announced, we are starting to [...]
If you buy a new Macbook Air don’t install Chrome on it right away — unless you love the beach ball.
Google has admitted that the browser was freezing the PC, reports Gizmodo.
A couple of days ago, Gizmodo wrote that it had brought some brand new MacBook Airs and that they were crashing and freezing like crazy. They got an outpouring of comments from others having the same problem.
Chrome was the cause, CNet’s Topher Kessler, reported, and late yesterday, Google fessed up and [...]
Here’s the latest project from Google’s ultra-secret Google X Labs, where Google works on fringe technology projects like self-driving cars and computerized glasses: learning how to find cats in YouTube videos.
Google X is developing a huge network of computers that are able to learn on their own what is present in a YouTube video through a process called machine learning, John Markoff at the New York Times reports.
The Google research team, led by a Stanford University computer scientist [...]
6.9% Unemployment Dec 1980 as Reagan was beginning. Jan Jump to 8.2%
11.4% Unemployment Max Under Reagan! Obama almost a POINT LOWER!
8.0% Unemployment in January 1985 at end of Reagan’s 1st term! Similar to now!
15.9% Increase in Unemployment Under Reagan! Or a 2.5% Decrease (Jan 2001).
5.3% Unemployment – Bush began as President (Jan 2001). 4.7% Dec 2000!
8.5% Unemployment -January 2009 as GW Bush was leaving Office. 60% Increase
9.0% Unemployment in March 2009 [...]
Iran oil sector hit by ‘cyber attack’
By Mohammad Davari (AFP) – 5 hours ago
TEHRAN — A voracious virus attack has hit computers running key parts of Iran’s oil sector, forcing authorities to unplug its main oil export terminal from the Internet and to set up a cyber crisis team, according to reports on Monday.
The Mehr news agency reported that Iran’s principal oil terminal on Kharg island in the Gulf has [...]
Albuquerque police officers involved in a rash of fatal shootings over the past two years were paid up to $500 under a union program that some have likened to a bounty system in a department with a culture that critics have long contended promotes brutality.
Shootings have increased 400% since this program has started… fucking corrupt pigs.
by George Washington
Google launches its new “privacy” policy tomorrow. Many commentators have said that the new policy will weaken privacy protections, and allow Google to gather enormous amounts of information across its multiple platforms … and keep the information forever.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has two how-to guides on how to remove data from Google and Youtube searches.
Here are EFF’s instructions regarding clearing information from Google searches:
On March 1st, Google will implement its new, [...]
Iran grapples with currency market turmoil
By Farhad Pouladi (AFP)
TEHRAN — Iran’s currency market was in turmoil Wednesday as the central bank imposed draconian measures to try to shore up its beleaguered rial in the face of existing and looming Western sanctions.
The bank was imposing a fixed low rate of 14,000 rials to the dollar on the open market, traders said.
Some had shuttered their shops in the centre of Tehran, refusing [...]
Spain economy ‘shrinks in Q4, outlook bleak’
By Anna Cuenca (AFP) – 1 hour ago
MADRID, Spain — Spain’s economy shrank in the last quarter and faces a bleak outlook for the coming months, its new economy minister said on Monday, heightening fears of a fresh recession.
Its top priority is to cut its unemployment rate, which is the highest in the industrial world at 21.5 percent.
Italy again pays more to borrow
By COLLEEN BARRY, AP Business Writer – 53 minutes ago
MILAN (AP) — For the second time in as many market days, Italy paid sharply higher borrowing rates in an auction Monday, as investors continued to pressure the eurozone’s third largest economy to come up with reforms urgently.
The interest rate Italy had to pay to get investors to part with their cash for 12 years skyrocketed [...]
Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is not fully prepared to deal with violent storms, officials admitted Saturday, as the country braced for Typhoon Songda to hit.
The storm system was located about 30 kilometres (20 miles) southwest of Miyako-jima island, near Taiwan, as of 3:00 pm (0600 GMT), the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
The typhoon, packing gusts up to 216 kilometres (134 miles) per hour near [...]
by Philip Taylor
During Clinton years we saw a decline in WAR MACHINE SPENDING as a % of GDP toÂ 3.09%
BUT GW BUSH PUSHED THAT THROUGH THE ROOF TO A RECORD PEACETIME HIGH of $1 TRILLION or 6.72% of GDP to line the POCKETS OF THE RICHEST 400!
Year Â GDPÂ Military SpendingÂ % GDP
1990Â 5,803.2Â 303.3Â 5.23%
1991Â 5,986.2Â 288.9Â 4.83%
1992Â 6,318.9Â 295.1Â 4.67%
1993Â 6,642.3Â 281.1Â 4.23%
1994Â 7,054.3Â 263.3Â 3.73%
1995Â 7,400.5Â [...]
Title insurance may be a cost that many homeowners want to avoid, but many homeowners are discovering just how important having a title insurance policy is in the midst of huge foreclosure freezes sweeping the nation.
In the past few weeks, some of the nationâ€™s largest mortgage lenders, including Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, and GMAC Mortgage have stopped foreclosure proceedings due to allegations that mortgage officers [...]
Every time a bell rings, an inside trader gets his bonus.
Banking/government corruption is too big to fail.
If you follow the link and sources below you will find at least 70 cases, between 1926 and 2010, where Goldman Sachs has been charged, or suspected by the SEC for involvement in insider trading or fraud. Check it out to see to that number of convictions against the firm and its employees is [...]
The question is, where is the money for the spending coming from? We haven’t seen wages going up or significant employment changes.
With unemployment high and personal wealth diminished, how was it that strapped consumers were paying down their credit card debt last year? It turns out they probably weren’t.
The bulk of 2009′s drop in credit card debt instead came because banks were forced to write off loans consumers failed to [...]