Don’t Use Facebook’s Onavo VPN: It’s Designed to Spy On You
You may have seen a new button in Facebook’s mobile app lately: under the Settings menu, a “Protect” option leads you to download an app called Onavo Protect. Don’t do it.
Expert: Sweden Has Become a ‘Base’ for International Radical Islamic Extremist Networks
Swedish researcher Peder Hyllengren of the Swedish Defence College has claimed that Sweden has become a hub of international Islamic extremism and that hundreds of Swedish residents have built up a vast network of jihadi contacts.
UK unveils extremism blocking tool
The UK government has unveiled a tool it says can accurately detect jihadist content and block it from being viewed. Home Secretary Amber Rudd told the BBC she would not rule out forcing technology companies to use it by law. Ms Rudd is visiting the US to meet tech companies to discuss the idea, as well as other efforts to tackle extremism.
Iran Unveils New Homemade Nuclear-Capable Ballistic Missiles Amid Massive War Celebrations
Iran unveiled a series of new homemade nuclear-capable ballistic missiles during military parades held over the weekend… On the heels of an encounter between an Iranian drone and Israeli forces, Iranian leaders showcased their ballistic missile capabilities, which includes a nuclear-capable medium-range missile that appears to share similarities with North Korean technology, according to experts.
A.I. will be ‘billions of times’ smarter than humans and man needs to merge with it
Artificial intelligence could be “billions of times smarter” than humans and people may need to merge with computers to survive… Speaking on a panel …at the World Government Summit in Dubai, Futurizon’s Ian Pearson’s comments mirrored ideas put forward by Tesla CEO Elon Musk. “The fact is that AI can go further than humans, it could be billions of times smarter than humans at this point,” Pearson said. “So we really do need to make sure that we have some means of keeping up.
Trump not following through on threat to cut aid over Jerusalem vote
US President Donald Trump threatened in December to cut funding for countries voting at the UN against his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, but…not a single country lost funding for that reason. According to Buzzfeed, countries such as Zimbabwe, Somalia, and Nigeria, which were among the 128 nations that voted in favor of a UN resolution cancelling the American recognition, are still set to receive aid as part of next year’s budget.
Either Former FBI Director Comey or Former NatSec Advisor Susan Rice is Lying Based on Yesterday’s Email Released by Senator Grassley
Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley uncovered an unusual email former NatSec Advisor to Barack Obama, Susan Rice sent herself on January 20th 2017–Donald Trump’s inauguration day. The email clearly implicates either Susan Rice or shamed former FBI Director James Comey in a lie!
Dry, hot California winter closes ski resorts, stalls wildflower blooms and revives drought fears
In the Sierra Nevada, snowpack levels are running below even the darkest days of the drought, with cross-country ski resorts closed and mountain biking becoming the sport of choice until the snow returns. In the Bay Area, cities like San Francisco, San Jose and Santa Rosa are experiencing the hottest starts to a year on record. And Southern California remains in the grip of unprecedented dry and hot conditions, despite a weak storm that moved in Monday. February is historically a wet month, but not this year. And the long-term forecast offers little hope for relief.
California now suing to shut up Christian speech
The state of California’s lawsuit against a Christian who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple on religious grounds is a frivolous case meant to chill the baker’s free-speech rights, contends a petition to dismiss the case.
Damascus warns Israel of ‘more surprises’ in Syria
Syrian anti-aircraft fire downed the F-16 as it returned from a retaliatory bombing raid on Iran-backed positions in Syria after the incursion of an Iranian drone into Israeli airspace early on Saturday. Both Iran and Russia are supporting President Bashar Assad in Syria’s near seven-year civil war.
Trump proposes cutting all federal funds for NPR, PBS
The 2019 federal budget that the White House unveiled Monday again proposes cutting all federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which funnels money to NPR and PBS.
‘The world must know: We will apply sovereignty’
According to Shaked, Israel must act in accordance with its own interests. “Begin did not hold talks with the White House about imposing sovereignty over the Golan. He simply did it. It’s clear that all the countries of the world, as well as the United States, will not accept the application of sovereignty easily.”
France: Migrant Crisis Spirals Out of Control
Hundreds of Africans and Asians armed with knives and iron rods fought running street battles in the northern port city of Calais on February 1, less than two weeks after French President Emmanuel Macron visited the area and pledged to crack down on illegal immigration. The clashes plunged Calais — emblematic of Europe’s failure to control mass migration — into a war zone and reinforced the perception that French authorities have lost control of the country’s security situation.
US Finally Admits “No Evidence” Assad Used Sarin Gas
Secretary of Defense James Mattis stated on or about February 2nd, 2018 that the United States has “no evidence” that the Syrian government used the banned nerve agent Sarin against its own people in attacks in 2013 and 2017.
Social Media Giants Meet For Orwellian Control
Reps from Google, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube faced a British Parliamentary committee on U.S. soil at George Washington University. They were reminded of their own unchecked power to gather their users’ data. Oddly enough, after demonizing the social media giant’s reach, the Orwellian panel dove headfirst into the need to control free speech.
Top Uranium One Executive Killed in Russian Plane Crash
The passenger death list for the Russian AN-148 passenger plane carrying 71 people that crashed yesterday, has been released revealing Ivanov Vyacheslav, the top CFO of Rosatom/RuaniumOne, amongst the dead. Vyacheslav was involved in Hillary Clinton’s Uranium One deal with Russia back in 2009 under Obama.
Islamic Republic of Iran has used $1,700,000,000 Obama gave it to finance jihad terrorists
Obama paid billions to a regime that requires its citizens to chant “Death to America.” That regime has used the money to finance jihad terrorists who want to see America’s destruction and are actively working against American interests. Treason is defined as giving aid and comfort to the enemy. Obama ought to be charged with treason.
Evidence Suggests Former FBI Head of Counter Intelligence, Bill Priestap, is Obamagate’s ‘Deep Throat’!
More and more evidence is beginning to suggest the Former FBI Head of Counter Intelligence, Bill Priestap, is Obamagate’s ‘deep throat’ – the insider providing information to government investigators about the Obama crime syndicate!
Obama policy helped create No. 1 African threat
…Newsweek asked whether the “role the Obama administration played in the North African country’s instability” could be blamed for the newly developing slave trade there. Now, a new report from the Congressional Research Service warns that it’s even worse
Feds to give all your health data to researchers
The federal government has just launched a 10-year, $1.5 billion project for which researchers want your information. All of it. Medical records, mental-health records, lifestyle details, personal habits, physical measurements, blood pressure, height, weight, blood and urine samples, details on health-care visits, procedures, medications, and electronic health records, among others. Oh, and DNA, too. It’s called All of Us and scientists say they want at least one million people to be under observation on an ongoing basis.
Trump orders US military to shoot down North Korean missiles
US President Donald Trump has ordered military to shoot down any missile launched from North Korea and heading toward Guam or the United States. Sources close to the White House national security team told the media on Thursday the order was issued to the US military in the wake of last month’s threat by North Korea to fire a ballistic missile toward Guam, a US territory.
Intel’s New “Smart Glasses” Shoot Laser Beam Directly Into Your Retina
For anyone who wanted a pair of Google glasses but didn’t want to look like a lazy Borg cosplay, Intel may have just what you need. Just one catch; you have to be OK with a laser firing photons directly into your retina.
“On every question of construction carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed.” —Thomas Jefferson (1823)
ZeroHedge Frontrunning: February 13
- GOP’s Silence on Deficits Under Trump Marks Turnabout (Read More)
- Investors start looking abroad (Read More)
- Cold War Rivals Risk Direct Conflict in Syria (Read More)
- Ex-Prosecutors Take Frustrations With Trump to the Campaign Trail (Read More)
- Amazon’s Latest Ambition: To Be a Major Hospital Supplier (Read More)
- In Shift, U.S. Signals Readiness to Talk With North Korea (Read More)
- Volatile Markets Make Tomorrow’s CPI Report a Reason to Worry (Read More)
- Shale Output Hasn’t Grown This Fast Since Oil Was at $100 (Read More)
- Exxon Sues Its Antagonists in a Fierce Climate-Change Lawsuit (Read More)
- PepsiCo beats sales estimates on snacks boost (Read More)
- OPEC Revises Crude Supply Forecasts on Higher U.S. Production (Read More)
- U.S. to push for ‘reciprocal tax’ on trade partners (Read More)
- U.S. Tax Provision May Sting Foreign Firms (Read More)
- Israel Says U.S. Not in Syria ‘Game’ (Read More)
- The Biggest Political Spender at Trump Properties Is Trump (Read More)
- Iraq says $4 billion needed for new downstream oil investments (Read More)
- Harley CEO asks investors for patience as sales, stock slide (Read More)
- Don’t take the president literally, aide says, after women deride ‘macho-fascist’ Duterte (Read More)
- Icahn, Deason urge Xerox shareholders to oppose Fujifilm deal (Read More)
Headlines – 2/13/2018
Palestinian leader Abbas tells Putin he wants US peace role diluted
Abbas Tells Putin: ‘We Refuse to Cooperate With U.S. in Any Form’; Putin: Trump Sends Best Wishes
As Abbas asks Putin to sideline US, Trump urges new peace push
Trump told Putin before Abbas meeting: ‘Now is the time’ to forge a peace agreement
Secretary of State Tillerson using Mideast trip to advance U.S. peace plan
Tillerson: US committed to Israeli-Palestinian peace, despite Jerusalem move
Despite threat, Trump budget still funds countries that opposed Jerusalem move
PM says he’s in talks with Trump administration over settlement annexation
Palestinians blast Netanyahu claims of Israel-US talks on annexation
White House denies report it discussed West Bank annexation with Israel
Opposition MKs slam Netanyahu for ‘lying’ about annexation talks with the US
With annexation gaffe, Netanyahu blunders into first real crisis with Trump
Israel’s creeping annexation: Knesset votes to extend Israeli law to academic institutions in the West Bank
Diplomats back softened bill slashing PA funding over terror payouts
Shin Bet: Hamas funneling terror funds to West Bank, Gaza through Turkey
Hamas meets with Abbas rivals as detente with Fatah crumbles
Government approves immigration of 1,000 Ethiopian Jews for 2018
Lebanese PM warns of ‘new wars’ over multiple disputes with Israel
After years of covert proxy wars, Iran shifts to direct contact with Israel
US defense secretary: Iran is present everywhere we find trouble in Mideast
Steinitz: Assad in danger if he allows Iran to attack Israel from Syria
Iran: Nobody has the right to prevent our presence in Syria
Iran Unveils New Homemade Nuclear-Capable Ballistic Missiles Amid Massive War Celebrations
UK backs Israeli actions in Syria, urges Russia to rein in Iran
Mattis: Israel has an absolute right to defend themselves
Kremlin says US diplomatic help on Syria insufficient
Russians killed in clash with US-led forces in Syria
Turkey: U.S. stalling battle against ISIS to justify backing Syrian Kurdish fighters
Islamic State calls on fighters to disrupt Egypt’s vote with attacks
In Cairo, Tillerson says US, Egypt committed to defeating Islamic State
Egypt continues Sinai crackdown as 28 militants killed, 126 arrested
ISIS’s Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is ‘alive but wounded’ in Syria hideout
Iraq says reconstruction after war on ISIS to cost $88 billion
Dubai’s Gevora, the new tallest hotel in the world, opens
Coalition: Houthis fired 95 missiles toward Saudi Arabia so far
Turkey: Relations with U.S. at make-or-break point
Trump touts infrastructure plan as alternative to ‘stupidly’ blowing money in the Middle East
A culprit for financial site glitches: you and your apps
Dow closes more than 400 points higher after its worst week in 2 years
George Soros hits back at ‘toxic, personal criticism’ and defends donation to anti-Brexit campaign
Iceland set to use more energy mining Bitcoin than powering homes
Senators flag ‘unusual’ Susan Rice email on Russia probe from Inauguration Day
Top Justice Department official Brand quit partly over fear she might be asked to oversee Russia probe
Bannon claims the #MeToo movement is poised to bring down Donald Trump
Wife of Donald Trump Jr. taken to hospital after opening envelope containing white powder
Harvard, Berkeley rank among 10 worst schools for free speech
Less-cool Facebook losing youth at fast pace: survey
Facebook is suggesting mobile users ‘Protect’ themselves…by downloading a Facebook-owned app that tracks their mobile usage
EU Enlists AI Startup in Fight Against Fake News
Equifax breach exposed more than previously thought
Trump tells Putin more steps needed to scrap North Korea nuclear program
94% of North Koreans think reunification is ‘necessary’ : US study
5.7 magnitude earthquake hits near Rota, Northern Mariana Islands
5.6 magnitude earthquake hits near Rota, Northern Mariana Islands
5.6 magnitude earthquake hits near Bamboo Flat, India
5.4 magnitude earthquake hits near Rota, Northern Mariana Islands
Popocateptl volcano in Mexico erupts to 21,000ft
Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupts to 16,000ft
Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 15,000ft
Santa Maria volcano in Guatemala erupts to 15,000ft
Turrialba volcano in Costa Rica erupts to 15,000ft
Agung volcano in Indonesia erupts to 15,000ft
Record snowfall amounts pile up around the globe
Tropical Cyclone Gita is a monster Category 4, and it’s hammering Tonga
Tropical Cyclone Gita leaves trail of destruction from American Samoa to Tonga
Heavy rain triggers dangerous flooding and landslides across parts of Southeast U.S.
Gale force winds wreak havoc on PyeongChang games
Robots take to the slopes on sidelines of Winter Games
194 cases of norovirus infection confirmed in PyeongChang
Oregon woman infected with rare “eye worm” seen only in cattle
‘We are being targeted’: Voodoo believers fear a backlash
Report: Christian Persecution is Worse Today Than Ever Before
Supposing That Gain is Godliness
“The time is short” for Jerusalem (Luke 12:54–13:9)
Enneagram: The Road Back to You, Or to Somewhere Else?
SYNERGIZE: The Ox and Eagle Anointings Collide! LeStrange and LeClaire Spoof Themselves
Liberty U. professor Karen Swallow Prior Promotes Illegal Immigration, along with gay rights, abortion, etc, etc
Flu Demon Rebuking Apostle Is Running for Swain County Commissioner in North Carolina
Pat Robertson returns to “700 Club” 10 days after stroke
California Pastor Claims Innocence After He Is Accused of Sexually Assaulting Underage Tourist
Outback Server Fired for Facebook Rant Over Not Being Tipped for Florida Megachurch’s $735 Order
Canadian Government Says Lighthouse Trails Transgender Booklet “Hate Propaganda” – Will Not Allow It In Their Country
Dutch Woman Allowed Assisted Suicide After Arguing Mental Illness Gave Her a ‘Rotten Life’