On Monday, state officials released an image of that menu, provided to The Post by Hawaii News Now, and it shed some light on why it might be #confusing.source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/01/16/that-was-no-wrong-button-in-hawaii-take-a-look/
The reviews gave a rough location for each seller and buyer. By this measure, just five countries account for 70 percent of #darknet #trade: the U.S. (27 percent), the U.K. (22 percent), #Germany (8 percent), #Australia (8 percent), and Holland (7 percent).source: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/609968/a-new-map-of-the-darknet-suggests-your-local-drug-pusher-now-works-online/
In the U.S., the unit embedded employees in Trump’s campaign. (Hillary Clinton’s camp declined a similar offer.) In India, the company helped develop the online presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who now has more Facebook followers than any other world leader. In the Philippines, it trained the campaign of Rodrigo Duterte, known for encouraging extrajudicial killings, in how to most effectively use the platform. And in Germany it helped the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany party (AfD) win its first Bundestag seats, according to campaign staff.#politics #election #SocialNetwork #news
It’s a #campaign that achieves several goals at once. The trips help solidify political and #business ties between China and its partners on the #continent. Like other #development partners, China gets to help build capacity in African countries. Most importantly these exchanges cultivate partners on the continent who are more likely to be sympathetic to China and its way of doing things....
But not all lessons from China should be learned. Under Xi Jinping, China has tightened its stranglehold over civil #society. South #Sudan is already familiar with some of these tactics. Local journalists are intimidated into silence or killed.
At least two dozen times, the San Francisco headquarters locked down equipment in foreign offices to shield files from #police raids.#USA #Economy #justice #crime #technology #news
The #IRS received $6.7 million of payments from taxpayers whose debts were assigned yo PCAs; and the total cost of the PDC program was $20 million, three times the amout collected.source: https://taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/Media/Default/Documents/2017-ARC/ARC17_Volume1_MSP_01_PDC.pdf
I get paid to think like a criminal. Organizations hire me to evaluate their security, which I do by seeing if I can bypass it. During tests I get to do some lockpicking, climb over walls or hop barbed wire fences.#news #job
Contrary to popular belief, the Football does not actually contain a big red button for launching a nuclear war.
North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.” Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!source: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/948355557022420992
While it broke many of today’s records, 2017 is just a taste of what’s to come.source: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2018/jan/02/2017-was-the-hottest-year-on-record-without-an-el-nino-thanks-to-global-warming
There’s nothing they need, nothing they don’t own already, nothing they even want. So you buy them a solar-powered waving queen; a belly button brush; (...) or – and somehow I find this significant – a Scratch Off World wall map.
They seem amusing on the first day of #Christmas, daft on the second, embarrassing on the third. By the twelfth they’re in landfill.
#Social #isolation kills, and in the process it makes it harder to reach out to others. A psychologist explains how to stop the feedback loop.#society #life #news #health
For #Vanuatu, there’s no turning back. One way or another, it faces disruptive change today as surely as it did back when James Michener was stationed here as a young U.S. Navy officer during World War II. The noose is tightening on tax havens, and Salwai or his successors will need to find new strategies to attract overseas talent and #capital. For this remarkable Bali Hai-like nation of azure lagoons, hidden waterfalls, and volcanic lava-showers, a second act can’t come soon enough.#economy #politics #news #money
There is nothing surprising about this. The Syrian #government has a long #history of chemical weapons use, and the OPCW’s conclusions concur with a wealth of witness testimony. But a major #propaganda effort has sought to discredit such testimony, and characterise the atrocity as a “false-flag attack”.#falseFlag #politics #AltRight #war #terror #news
To many residents in Mrs. Ito’s complex, the deaths were the natural and frightening conclusion of Japan’s journey since the 1960s. A single-minded focus on economic growth, followed by painful economic stagnation over the past generation, had frayed families and communities, leaving them trapped in a demographic crucible of increasing age and declining births.source: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/30/world/asia/japan-lonely-deaths-the-end.html
Two #media buyers said #Amazon showed some willingness to share more user #data than #Google and #Facebook have traditionally — if the #advertising #budget was big enough.source: https://www.cnbc.com/2017/12/26/amazon-digital-advertising-push-in-2018.html
#People who grow up in a working-class environment have to rely on shared, communal #resources more than people in the middle class, and therefore hone social techniques that smooth out conflicts with their peers.source: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/12/lower-your-social-class-wiser-you-are-suggests-new-study
Johnson doesn't hesitate when I ask him whether he honestly might one day give up his life as the highest-paid movie star on earth to run for president. "I think that it's a real possibility."#usa #Hollywood #politics #news #interview #movie
In its pursuit of a seemingly innocuous goal, an #AI could bring about the #extinction of #humanity purely as an unintended side effect....
Consider: Who pursues their goals with monomaniacal focus, oblivious to the possibility of negative consequences? Who adopts a scorched-earth approach to increasing market share? This hypothetical strawberry-picking AI does what every tech startup wishes it could do — grows at an exponential rate and destroys its competitors until it’s achieved an absolute #monopoly....
#Capitalism actively erodes this capacity in #people by demanding that they replace their own judgment of what “good” means with “whatever the #market decides.