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Uluru "removed" from Google Street View

Uluru, the sandstone rock formation in Australia also known as Ayers Rock, is to be removed from Google Street View this week at the request of the Australian government. The formation, one of the continent's most famous natural landmarks, is sacred to indigenous Australians such as the Pitjantjatjara, to which ownership of the site was returned in 1985. — Read the rest
Tags: Google, Post, News, Privacy, Law, Australia, Google Street View, Uluru, Ayers Rock, Private Property


Libertarian Party Supreme Court shortlist includes Alan Dershowitz

Libertarian Party presidential candidate Jo Jorgensen released her Supreme Court wishlist yesterday. The list has several celebrity picks, such as Judge Andrew Napolitano, a television figure of fun who would bring the Fox Business News swagger to the Supreme Court, and former ACLU president Nadine Strossen, whose commitment to free speech earned friends and enemies across the political compass. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Supreme Court, Law, Aclu, Fox Business News, Libertarians, Libertarian Party, Andrew Napolitano, Nadine Strossen, Alan Dershowitz, Jo Jorgensen, Libertarian Party Supreme Court


2 Marines at Camp Pendleton indicted over drug ring allegations after third Marine dies from fentanyl overdose

A grand jury has indicted two U.S. Marines stationed at Camp Pendleton, accusing them of aiding a drug ring that provided fentanyl-laced oxycodone pills to another Marine, who was found dead of an overdose in Ventura County in May. Lance Cpls. Anthony Whisenant, 20, and Ryan White, 22, were arrested Tuesday, according to the U.S. Justice Department. A Marine Corps spokesman said both were transferred from their regiment at the base into the custody of federal agents. In a statement, a Justice De...
Tags: News, Drugs, Sport, Snapchat, Marine, Soccer, Military, Marine Corps, Marines, Edinburgh, Ventura County, Justice Department, White, Ryan White, Solis, McCormick


Dark Overlord hacker jailed

A British man accused of copying patient records and threatening to sell them was sentenced to five years imprisonment by a U.S. court, reports the BBC. Nathan Wyatt, 39, operated under the aegis of hacking group "The Dark Overlord" and was also ordered to pay $1.5m in restitution to victims. Federal prosecutors said The Dark…
Tags: Post, Crime, News, Law, Hackers, BBC Nathan Wyatt


Insurance regulator IRDAI permits companies to conduct video KYC

Life and general insurance companies can now use video KYC to onboard customers and verify their documents, in light of the pandemic. This follows recent relaxations that allowed general insurance companies to collect electronically signed documents instead of hard copies of policy documents and proposal for new customers. The RBI had in January amended its KYC norms to allow banks and lending companies to use video-based customer identification. Either the insurer or a person it authorises can ...
Tags: Travel, News, India, Insurance, AES, KYC, Aadhaar, IRDAI, Video KYC


'Huang's Law Is the New Moore's Law' (slashdot)

As chip makers have reached the limits of atomic-scale circuitry and the physics of electrons, Moore's law has slowed, and some say it's over. But a different law, potentially no less consequential for computing's next half century, has arisen. WSJ: I call it Huang's Law, after Nvidia chief executive and co-founder Jensen Huang. It describes how the silicon chips that power artificial intelligence more than double in performance every two years. While the increase can be attributed to both hardw...
Tags: News, Law, Intel, Nvidia, ARM Holdings, Gpu, Moore, Huang, Bill Dally, Msmash, Jensen Huang


Biden would push for less US reliance on nukes for defense

By ROBERT BURNS | AP National Security Writer WASHINGTON — Democrat Joe Biden leaves little doubt that if elected he would try to scale back President Donald Trump’s buildup in nuclear weapons spending. And although the former vice president has not fully detailed his nuclear priorities, he says he would make the U.S. less reliant on the world’s deadliest weapons. The two candidates’ views on nuclear weapons policy and strategy carry unusual significance in this election because the United State...
Tags: Politics, News, Minnesota, Obama, Congress, Navy, Washington, North Korea, White House, China, Russia, US, Sport, Joe Biden, Beijing, Soccer


'Shoot/Don't Shoot,' the groovy 70s hunting safety film

The North American Association of Hunter Safety Coordinators created Shoot/Don't Shoot, a series of vignettes that pause and ask viewers if it's safe to shoot a hunting rifle in that situation. This was part of our middle school hunting safety class, and the look and vibe of this film feels very much like the rural… Read More
Tags: Family, Video, Kids, News, Guns, Safety, Hunting, Don


Hong Kong Pro-democracy Activist Nathan Law Wins TIME’s 2020 TIME100 Reader Poll

TIME asked readers to vote for who they thought should make the 2020 TIME100 list, an annual compilation of the world’s most influential people. Nathan Law, a leading pro-democracy activist and the youngest lawmaker in Hong Kong’s history, took first place in TIME’s poll with 3.8% of the 4.7 million votes cast by readers. Law made news in July when he revealed that he fled Hong Kong after China imposed a new, controversial national security law making separatism, subversion, terrorism and coll...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, Law, China, Nathan Law


Here are the 21 US states where pre-teen children can hunt big game alone

Pretty much anyone 16 and older can hunt big game alone in the United States, but many states allow pre-teens to hunt big game alone, not just rabbits and squirrels and the like. As list maintainer Outdoor Empire notes, "Generally it's recommended to be around 10 years of age to understand everything taught in the course." The states allowing pre-teens to hunt big game alone are Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Missi...
Tags: Post, Video, News, Children, Law, US, United States, Wisconsin, Hunting, Outdoor Adventures, Children And Guns, Oklahoma Tennessee Texas Vermont Washington


Steve Bannon Is Behind Bogus Study That China Created COVID

A new study purporting to show that the novel coronavirus was manufactured in a Chinese lab was published by a pair of nonprofit groups linked to Steve Bannon, the former top Trump strategist now facing felony fraud charges.The study, co-authored by a Chinese virologist who fled Hong Kong this year, claims that “laboratory manipulation is part of the history of SARS-CoV-2.” Its findings were quickly picked up by a handful of prominent news organizations such as the New York Post, which hyped the...
Tags: Google, Hong Kong, New York Post, News, China, Society, Fox, Daily Mail, Fox News, Columbia University, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, The Daily Beast, Wuhan, Trump, Tucker Carlson


A woman deliberately cut off her hand with a circular saw in a $1.2m insurance scam

Julija Adlesic kept her left hand covered in court. Sky News A Slovenian woman has been sentenced to two years in jail after been found guilty of attempted insurance fraud. Julija Adlesic and her boyfriend plotted to deliberately saw off her hand to receive a €1m ($1.2m) payout, Sky News reports. Adlesic claims it was an accident. However, her boyfriend's internet history shows he searched for prosthetic hands the day before the incident. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories....
Tags: News, Court, Trends, Insurance, Fraud, Slovenia, Trial, Sky News, Scam, Ljubljana, Rachel Hosie, Adlesic, UK Weekend, Lifestyle UK, Julija Adlesic


US Navy bans hemp shampoos, lotions, and soaps

The US Navy has banned sailors and Marines from using shampoo, lotions, and other body care products that contain hemp or cannabidiol. According to the official statement, their rationale is that the products could contain so much THC that it might "negatively impact mission readiness and disqualify a sailor from continued service." From Stars and Stripes: The new rule follows a ban imposed last summer by the Navy on the ingestion of products containing hemp or hemp derivatives without a vali...
Tags: Post, News, Navy, Cannabis, Military, Food And Drug Administration, US Navy, Hemp, Cbd, Parker, Separate The Rope From The Dope, Kuru CC BY SA


Ben Affleck Film ‘Hypnotic’ at Center of COVID Insurance Lawsuit

The producers of the upcoming Ben Affleck film “Hypnotic” filed a lawsuit on Wednesday accusing their insurance company of refusing to extend their policy to account for the pandemic. The lawsuit is among the first, if not the first, to test whether film insurers will be forced to accommodate delays caused by COVID-19. The suit […]
Tags: News, Finance, Ben Affleck, Insurance, Hypnotic, Robert Rodriguez, reStart, COVID-19, COVID, Chubb National


Justice Department to take over Trump's legal defense in E. Jean Carroll defamation suit, writer says Trump raped her in 1990s

"In a court filing Tuesday, the Justice Department said Trump was acting 'within the scope' of his job as president when he said Carroll lied about the incident" The U.S. Justice Department, controlled by Donald Trump and headed by the lyin'-ass Worst Attorney General Ever, Bill Barr, is trying to take over as President Donald Trump's personal legal defense in a defamation suit brought by E. Jean Carroll, the writer who says Trump raped her two decades ago. "TRUMP HURLS BILL BARR AT ME," M...
Tags: Post, New York, News, Justice, Law, US, America, Bloomberg, US news, Cnn, New York Times, Rape, Manhattan, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department


In-House Legal Leaders: Key Takeaways from 2020 In-House Legal Benchmarking Report (Adv.)

What can we say about 2020 that hasn’t already been said? It’s been one for the books, and legal departments are hoping that the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing economic volatility are over. For those looking to get more insight into the current thinking of many corporate legal departments, Exterro’s 2020 In-House Legal Benchmarking Report offers a glimpse into their concerns and strategies for overcoming these challenges—and many others.  Here are a few interesting things we lea...
Tags: News, Law, California, Eu, Stats, Black Lives Matter, Surveys & Awards, General Data Protection Regulation GDPR


A doctor's open apology to those fighting overweight and obesity

Obesity has emerged as a significant risk factor for poor outcomes in patients infected with COVID-19. Based on how doctors and others in health care have previously treated patients with obesity or overweight conditions, my guess is that many will respond by declaring: “Well, it’s their own fault for being overweight!” In the spirit of recognizing that people who struggle with weight loss include our family and friends, let me propose a different sentiment. To those who we have shamed for havin...
Tags: News, Society, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, David Prologo


Assange extradition hearing begins in London

Asked today by the presiding judge whether he consents to be extradicted to the U.S. on espionage charges, Julian Assange said "No." The district judge Vanessa Baraitser commented: "That was the response I was anticipating." There were no opening statements by either parties. The indictment says Assange and WikiLeaks "repeatedly sought, obtained, and disseminated information that the United States classified due to the serious risk that unauthorised disclosure could harm the national security of...
Tags: Post, London, News, Law, US, United States, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Chelsea Manning, Assange, Vanessa Baraitser, Edward -RSB- Fitzgerald


Veterans divided about reports Trump disparaged military

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — In this soldier’s city and across the country, veterans and military families are divided about reports that President Donald Trump made disparaging comments toward the military, with some service members bristling at the remarks and others questioning whether they happened. Thomas Richardson, a retired member of the Army’s 82nd Airborne, did not like what he heard. Richardson was trained to respect the office of commander in chief, but he was rankled by allegations in The A...
Tags: News, Navy, Washington, Iraq, Sport, Syria, Atlantic, Soccer, Military, Veterans, Arizona, Army, Marine Corps, Associated Press, Air Force, Kent


Under fire, Trump says 'Stars and Stripes' funding won't be cut

Impeached and manifestly unfit U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday, after much criticism, that the Pentagon will not cut funding for the military's independent newspaper, Stars and Stripes. The presidential tweet would appear to put a stop to Defense leaders' plan to shut Stars and Stripes down at the end of this month. @realDonaldTrump vowed Friday not to allow the Pentagon's planned shutdown of Stars and Stripes, as senators this week implored Defense Secretary Mark Esper to con...
Tags: Post, News, Defense, US news, Atlantic, Military, Paris, Pentagon, Donald Trump, Esper, Trump, Reuters, Democratic, United States of America, Stars and Stripes, Dan Lamothe


Cops kill Portland shooting suspect during arrest

Michael Forest Reinoehl, the man suspected of shooting and killing Aaron "Jay" Danielson during a night of rowdy protests in Portland, Oregon, was himself shot dead last night by police moving to arrest him. A spokesperson for the U.S. Marshals service reports that Reinoehl, 48, drew a gun on federal officers when they confronted him outside his residence in Lacey, Wa. Lt. Ray Brady of the Thurston County Sheriff's Office told the New York Times that Reinoehl was shot after he had exited ...
Tags: Post, Crime, News, Law, New York Times, Portland, Associated Press, Portland Oregon, Times, Trump, Brady, Pierce County, Danielson, Washington State Department of Corrections, Thurston County Sheriff s Office, Lakewood Police Department


Two investigations underway to find cause of Marine Corps’ deadliest AAV training accident

Military officials have launched two investigations to determine why an amphibious assault vehicle sank recently during training off San Clemente Island, killing nine of its crew in what is now being called the deadliest training accident in the history of this legacy Marine Corps seafaring vehicle. After a training raid with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, 13 AAVs and their crews left the northwest beaches of the island on July 30 to return to the USS Somerset, a Navy transport dock waiting...
Tags: Facebook, Japan, News, Navy, California, Virginia, Iraq, Sport, Afghanistan, Marine, Soccer, Military, Middle East, Stockton, Portland, Army


U.S. Army Cyber Command completes move to Georgia base

The command of the United States Army that defends against internet-based threats celebrated its move into a new $366 million headquarters in Georgia on Thursday. "Created a decade ago, the Army Cyber Command had been spread across Army installations in three states before consolidating at Fortitude Hall, its new home at Fort Gordon in Augusta," reports the Associated Press: The U.S. military established the Army Cyber Command in 2010 after the Defense Department declared cyberspace a new ...
Tags: Security, Post, Technology, News, Navy, Nsa, Georgia, Military, Army, Infosec, Associated Press, National Security Agency, Defense Department, Cyberwar, Ross, Augusta


Ford wants to sell customers car insurance by the mile — and says it could save them $700 every year

REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski Ford on Thursday announced a partnership with the "insurtech" firm Metromile.  Customers in certain states with connected Ford cars will have the option to pay for their insurance plans by the mile.  For people who don't drive often, the new options could save them hundreds of dollars every year, Metromile claims.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Ford is partnering with a buzzy "insurtech" startup to offer insurance plans that it says are chea...
Tags: MetroMile, Transportation, Uber, Elon Musk, News, California, Car Insurance, Trends, Insurance, Tesla, Ford, PitchBook, Auto Insurance, Dan Preston, Insurtech, Graham Rapier


No military role in elections, top U.S. general reassures Congress and voters

U.S. Army General Mark Milley is the top U.S. general, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. On Friday, he told lawmakers he did not foresee America's military forces playing any role in the election process, or resolving any possible disputed outcome for the November presidential election. Trump has previously hinted that he would engage military forces to be present at polling places on voting day, and Milley is effectively rebuking Donald's statement. From Reuters: Chairman of the ...
Tags: Post, News, Congress, US, America, Military, United States, Pentagon, Election, Donald Trump, Trump, Donald, Reuters, U S Army, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Elissa Slotkin


The complex insurance math that tries to calculate the risk of pandemics

I'm typically pretty skeptical of insurance as an industry, though I begrudgingly understand that it does have its purpose. But I found this Wired article on pandemic insurance to be utterly fascinating. Focusing on the work of Nathan Wolfe, who began his career as a virologist before shifting to ways of using data to offset the economic impacts of potential pandemics, largely through reinsurance — that is, insurance purchased by an insurance company from another insurance company in order to p...
Tags: Post, News, Insurance, Economics, Reinsurance, Pandemics, Insurance Companies, University of Oregon, Wolfe, Munich Re, Oppenheim, Madhav, Pandemic, Slovic, Paul Slovic, Economic Collapse


Proposed UK law pushes accountability for Amazon products

People around the world have watched with increasing horror as Amazon forest destruction has accelerated in recent years. Now, U.K. officials have proposed a law to make large companies operating within the U.K. comply with environmental laws and show where their products originate.  The new law would cover soy, rubber, cocoa, palm oil and other commodities. According to a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) survey, 67% of British consumers want more government oversight on companies, and 81% think busine...
Tags: Amazon, UK, Design, News, Law, Bbc, Deforestation, United Kingdom, Wwf, Amazon Rainforest, Glasgow, Chambers, Indigenous Amazon, Ruth Chambers


Ola, Uber drivers work in ‘toxic and isolated’ environments, for extremely long hours: Report

People working for ride hailing services like Uber and Ola work in a “very toxic and isolated work environment”, a  released by labour unions on the health hazards faced in course of such work highlighted. The report suggested that the toll that it takes on drivers’ physical health manifests in body aches, stomach problems, among others, due to irregular food routine, and sleep deprivation, as most drivers end up driving for more than fifteen hours a day. Compounding these ailments, the report ...
Tags: Travel, Uber, News, Society, Taxi, Hyderabad, Ola, EMI, Lucknow, International Transport Workers Federation, Ola Uber, IFAT, Bengaluru Chennai, Bengaluru Chennai Delhi, Hyderabad Jaipur


Camp Pendleton unit brings lifesaving ‘walking blood bank’ to the battlefield during Middle East deployment

Marines from Southern California deployed as crisis responders to the Middle East are training with a new battlefield technique to immediately provide fresh blood to the injured that commanders say will save more lives. Hemorrhaging by a wounded person remains the leading cause of preventable death on the battlefield, officials said, and transfusing blood remains a cornerstone in its treatment. So one of the four 1st Marine Expeditionary Force units that deployed from Camp Pendleton in early Jun...
Tags: Isis, News, Navy, California, Iraq, Department Of Defense, Sport, Syria, Afghanistan, Marine, Soccer, Military, Coalition, Middle East, Marines, Nolan


VIDEO: Ceremony held at Camp Pendleton for Marines, sailor who died when their seafaring vehicle sank during training

As the three Southern California Marines among the nine who died in a recent training exercise are returned to their families this week, the Marines and sailors at Camp Pendleton honored the men lost when their seafaring vehicle sank off San Clemente Island. In a somber ceremony on a flight line at Camp Horno, the service members were remembered for their devotion and service to their country. The eight Marines and one sailor died on July 30, when their amphibious assault vehicle sank in 400 fee...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Military, Stockton, Portland, Army, Marines, Chino, U S Navy, AAV, Corona, New Braunfels Texas, VILLANUEVA, Camp Pendleton, Montebello



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