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Secret emails show Facebook knew about Cambridge Analytica earlier than they’ve said, DC AG claims

“The general public itself has little or no interest in this Document that could warrant exposing Facebook to the risks that would inevitably accompany disclosure.” — Facebook “Private emails could contradict Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s sworn testimony about when Facebook learned about the Cambridge Analytica data breach,” hacker-turned-reporter Kevin Poulsen writes at the Daily Beast, […]

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Two Russia-backed hacker groups target Europe ahead of elections, FireEye reports

Security services firm FireEye says two hacker groups known to be sponsored by the Russian government of Vladimir Putin are waging cyber-attacks currently against European government systems. FireEye says these internet-based digital attacks are focused on the member states of NATO, the European security alliance that both Putin and Trump disparage. The two hacking groups […]

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Jared Kushner uses WhatsApp to talk with foreign leaders, claims Cummings

But her emails. House Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings says Abbe Lowell has confirmed that President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and White House advisor Jared Kushner has been using the encryptable/disappear-able messaging WhatsApp to communicate with leaders of foreign nations. “Mr. Lowell could not answer whether Mr. Kushner’s communications included classified information.” Mr. Kushner’s attorney disputes the […]

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God of Hammers cosplay with LED eyes (don’t try this!)

Thor is in the house. If you were at the Emerald City Comic-Con this weekend in Seattle, you may have seen this amazing cosplay in person. Lucky you. Holy crap, this is some serious dedication or bonkers-ness. Maybe both. The result is beautiful but good heavens, you could totally go blind doing this. From IMGURian […]

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Ocelot of bouncing around

Boing Boing! It’d be even better if this beautiful ocelot were not in a cage. Wonder if this is what ‘Tigger’ was based on. That’s one big happy kitty. [SOURCE: That’s one big happy kitty by OctopussSevenTwo5 on IMGUR.] <!– xeni jardin Boing Boing editor/partner and tech culture journalist Xeni Jardin hosts and produces Boing […]

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Calls of ‘active shooter’ lead to evacuation of Century City Mall, Los Angeles police respond to reports of ‘Man with a Gun’

“Nothing has been confirmed,” an LAPD officer told LA Times. “We’re trying to resolve the situation.” An ‘active shooter’ was reported to LAPD at Century City Mall in Los Angeles, on the city’s westside. LAPD has no confirmed reports of a shooter or victims at this time. CENTURY CITY MALL: LAPD responding to a man […]

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Dachshund enjoys snuggling bunny

Because it’s nice to cuddle up with a friend sometimes. “Poppy the dachsie tucking himself in.” Prepare to say awww…. [Source] <!– xeni jardin Boing Boing editor/partner and tech culture journalist Xeni Jardin hosts and produces Boing Boing’s in-flight TV channel on Virgin America airlines (#10 on the dial), and writes about living with breast […]

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Paul Manafort sentenced to 47 months in prison in Virginia trial, sentencing in Washington DC case next week

Trump’s former campaign chief faced up to 25 years in prison, was sentenced to less than four. Paul Manafort speaking to the court today, courtroom sketch artist: Art Lien A judge sentenced former Donald Trump presidential campaign manager Paul Manafort today to 47 months in jail, which adds up to almost four years of incarceration. […]

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Mueller tells judge Roger Stone’s Instagram post may violate gag order

Special counsel Robert Mueller today notified a federal judge that yet another Instagram post by Donald Trump’s longtime friend Roger Stone may have violated Stone’s gag order. If Judge Amy Berman Jackson agrees, Stone is going to jail. Monday’s filing by Mueller’s office mentions a CNBC story on Sunday detailing the Instagram post by Stone, […]

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#NetNeutrality: Pelosi teases ‘Save The Internet Act,’ and Senate Democrats will introduce bill to restore Net Neutrality

The text of the proposed legislation has not been released. Now that Democrats control Congress, Net Neutrality may ride yet again. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) today said that on Wednesday, House Democrats will announce Net Neutrality legislation on Capitol Hill. What is in the bill? Nobody seems to know. From Pelosi’s announcement on Monday: […]

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX plans NASA test launch Saturday

NASA and SpaceX have completed thousands of hours of tests to prepare for this unmanned test flight to the International Space Station. The Washington Post’s Christian Davenport is among journalists who are gathering at Kennedy Space Center’s launchpad 39A in Florida to witness a planned SpaceX test launch that is destined for the International Space […]

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Apple layoffs hit nearly 200 employees in self-driving car division

The company says 190 employees in Santa Clara and Sunnyvale, CA will lose their jobs. IMAGE: 3000 Kifer Road, a site of layoffs reported by Apple to the State of California, believed to involve Apple’s self-driving car division. Google Street View via SF Chronicle. Apple confirmed today that it is laying off about 190 people […]

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Venezuela: Jorge Ramos & Univision crew freed after Maduro detained for 3 hours inside presidential palace

Maduro didn’t like the questions Ramos was asking, per reports. [UPDATE: The Univision TV news crew in Caracas, Venezuela has been released after President Nicolas Maduro’s forces detained them inside the presidential palace for nearly 3 hours. At this time, Univision is airing special report with Jorge Ramos live by phone. He says government officials […]

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Robert Kraft allegedly paid for sex act on morning of AFC Championship game between New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs

PHOTO: President Donald Trump and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft. Joshua Roberts/Reuters New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft today got a court date stemming from multiple prostitution charges. Robert Kraft, who is 77, allegedly paid for a sex act in Florida on the morning of the AFC Championship game between the New England Patriots […]

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‘He has learned nothing,’ Zuckerberg considers crowdsourcing news fact-checks for Facebook

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg reveals the company may crowdsource fact-checking as a new model for Facebook’s third-party factchecking partnerships, now that they’ve botched the deal they had with Snopes. Earlier this month, we wrote that Snopes ended their ‘debunking false stuff’ partnership with Facebook. This is the first time we’ve read that Mark […]

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Judge Amy Berman Jackson imposes gag order on Roger Stone, can no longer speak publicly about the investigation or case

“No, Mr. Stone, I’m not giving you another chance,” Judge Amy Berman Jackson said. “I have serious doubt whether you learned any lesson at all.” Longtime Donald Trump ally and right-wing political operative Roger Stone was ordered to appear with his lawyers in the courtroom of Judge Amy Berman Jackson today, to show cause as […]

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What did we do to deserve dogs?

This is what happiness and best-friends-forever friendship looks like. [source] …? <!– xeni jardin Boing Boing editor/partner and tech culture journalist Xeni Jardin hosts and produces Boing Boing’s in-flight TV channel on Virgin America airlines (#10 on the dial), and writes about living with breast cancer. Diagnosed in 2011. @xeni on Twitter. email: xeni@boingboing.net. –> […]

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Are these Crosshairs in Roger Stone’s Instagram post attacking Judge Amy Berman Jackson, federal judge in his case?

The judge imposed a limited gag order on Roger Stone last week. UPDATE, 3:06pm ET: The Instagram post is no longer viewable on Instagram. In Roger Stone’s new Instagram post on this President’s Day Monday, he appears to be attacking Judge Amy Berman Jackson, the federal judge overseeing his case. The symbol in the upper […]

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Etsy sellers say their bank accounts were emptied in major billing snafu

Etsy hasn’t said how many sellers are affected, but there are hundreds of complaints in their seller forums. People who sell crafts and other goods on Etsy, an e-commerce site focused on handmade and small-batch products, say they woke up to a nasty surprise Friday morning when thousands of dollars were withdrawn from the bank […]

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