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Microsoft Edge on mobile now includes a built-in fake news detector

In 2019, we still don’t really know what to do about fake news. With nothing to disincentivize viral hyperpartisan headlines and other exercises in confirmation bias, online misinformation seems to run as rampant as ever. It’s a tricky problem, particularly because it’s one that requires the readers most drawn to too outrageous to be true news to challenge their beliefs. In other words, without some kind of technical solution or massive cultural shift, the fake news dilemma won’t be solving itse...
Tags: TC, Mobile, Apps, Microsoft, Tech, The Wall Street Journal, Cia, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Edge, Michael Hayden, Gordon Crovitz, Jessica Lessin, Steven Brill, Fake News, Disinformation, NewsGuard

Our 12 Most Anticipated Movies at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival

This week, three members of the /Film crew are heading to Park City, Utah for the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. We’ll have reviews and reactions galore from the year’s first major film festival, a place where major movies debut, hidden gems are discovered, and the basic shape of the entire year in film begins to take form. If this Sundance is like every other Sundance, we will see some of the best movies of 2019 and discover some incredible new talent over the next week. It’s our job to put them...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Senate, Israel, Time, Iran, Features, Selma, New Orleans, Steven Soderbergh, Cia, Ridley Scott, Lapd, Kaling, David Oyelowo, Collins

January 22 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases

January 22 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases Welcome to’s January 22 Blu-ray, Digital HD and DVD column! As you can see, we’ve added a video player at the top highlighting this week’s releases, and you can find more detailed write-ups of different titles below! Click each highlighted title to purchase through Amazon! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'g...
Tags: TV, London, Viola Davis, Movies, Sweden, Navy, Horror, France, Digital, Los Angeles, Chicago, Britain, Chelsea, TV News, Nazi, Cia

British 'spy' accused of receiving USB stick with 'state secrets,' lawyer says

Investigators have accused a British citizen held on espionage charges in Russia of receiving a USB stick that contained state secrets, his lawyer has said.  Paul Whelan, 48, believed the USB stick had photographs and other information about a church he had visited, lawyer Vladimir Zherebenkov said. FSB security agents swooped in and seized him before he could see what was on the flash drive, he added. Russian media previously claimed he was grabbed at the Metropole Hotel near the Kremlin while ...
Tags: News, Vladimir Putin, Iraq, Russia, US, Marine, United States, Moscow, Michigan, Cia, Kremlin, St Petersburg, The Telegraph, Fsb, US Marine Corps, Whelan

Retired CIA operative warns us "Convergence Is Worse Than Collusion"

I heard former CIA 'clandestine serviceman' Jon Sipher on Renato Mariotti's fantastic podcast On Topic. Sipher describes how Trump and Putin's colliding interests are far more threatening to the future of democracy than answering the question "was there collusion?" The entire story was published by The Atlantic here. Two Donald Trump supporters were recently photographed at a rally wearing shirts emblazoned with the phrase i’d rather be russian than a democrat. To some supporters of Preside...
Tags: Post, Texas, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Atlantic, United States, Cia, Donald Trump, Trump, Orange Julius, Collusion, Sipher, Renato Mariotti, Jon Sipher

Farewell to the 727, the ‘earth-trembling’ workhorse that brought air travel to millions

One of the aircraft that introduced the fundamentals of modern comfort and convenience to millions of travellers has flown its last passenger service. The Boeing 727 might not have been responsible for the dawn of the jet age, but its record-breaking popularity in the Sixties and Seventies was testament to the seachange it helped force when it became the stalwart of some of the world’s largest airlines. After its 1963 debut, it was the first Boeing commercial plane to sell more than 1,000 units ...
Tags: Europe, Science, North Korea, Mexico, US, San Francisco, Iran, UPS, Switzerland, Fokker, Kenya, Venezuela, Cia, Dc, Tehran, Donald Trump

From Persia with love: How an Empress transformed Iran with art

From Persia with love: How an Empress transformed Iran with art Dubbed “the Jackie Kennedy of the Middle East”, Farah Pahlavi built a world-class collection of modern art before she and her husband were exiled. Now 80, she reflects on her beloved country. Farah Pahlavi, Iran’s first and last Empress, in the late 1970s. “When you leave your land, your love, your belongings, it’s very sad,” she reflects now.CREDIT: GETTY IMAGES Time was when Farah Pahlavi could paralyse parts of Manhatta...
Tags: Europe, New York, London, Obama, Life, White House, Boston, Berlin, New York City, US, America, Eu, Iran, Rome, West, Egypt

John “TIG” Tiegen to Appear at Kahr Firearms Group SHOT Show Booth

John “TIG” Tiegen to Appear at Kahr Firearms Group SHOT Show Booth Greeley, PA – ( – Kahr Firearms Group, a leader in innovative firearms design and manufacturing, is proud to announce that John “TIG” Tiegen will make a special appearance at the Kahr Firearms Group SHOT Show booth #13962. TIG will be in the Kahr Firearms Group booth during the SHOT Show signing posters and greeting fans. His scheduled appearance times are: Tuesday, Jan 22 from 10 am – 12 noon Wednesday, Jan 23 fr...
Tags: Facebook, Usa, Guns, Middle East, John, Cia, Benghazi, Usmc, John "TIG" Tiegen, TIG, Margaret, Tommy, Tiegen, United States Marine Corps, Shooting Industry News, Firearm News

Tony Mendez, the CIA Spy Who Inspired the Movie Argo, Dies at 78

Mendez masterminded a daring plan to rescue six Americans from Tehran in 1980
Tags: News, Uncategorized, People, Cia, Tehran, Mendez, Overnight, Tony Mendez, Onetime

CIA spy who inspired Affleck movie Argo dies

Tony Mendez is best known for the daring rescue mission which inspired the Ben Affleck film.
Tags: News, Ben Affleck, Cia, Argo, Affleck, Tony Mendez

Ex-CIA officer played by Ben Affleck in Oscar best-picture winner 'Argo' dies at 78

Tony Mendez, a CIA technical operations officer who helped rescue six U.S. diplomats from Iran and was played by Ben Affleck in 'Argo,' has died.            [Author: The Associated Press]
Tags: News, Ben Affleck, Iran, Cia, The Associated Press, Tony Mendez

Former CIA officer portrayed in ‘Argo’ film dead at 78

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A former CIA technical operations officer who helped rescue six U.S. diplomats from Iran in 1980 and was portrayed by Ben Affleck in the film “Argo,” has died. He was 78. A family statement and his literary agent confirmed that Antonio “Tony” Mendez died Saturday at an assisted-living center in Frederick, […]
Tags: Movies, News, Entertainment, Ben Affleck, Iran, Nation, Cia, FREDERICK Md AP, Antonio Tony Mendez

Mendez, former CIA officer portrayed in ‘Argo’ dead at 78

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A former CIA technical operations officer who helped rescue six U.S. diplomats from Iran in 1980 and was portrayed by Ben Affleck in the film “Argo,” has died. He was 78. A family statement and his literary agent confirmed that Antonio “Tony” Mendez died Saturday at an assisted-living center in Frederick, […]
Tags: Movies, News, Entertainment, Ben Affleck, Iran, Nation, Cia, Mendez, FREDERICK Md AP, Antonio Tony Mendez

Tony Mendez, the real CIA spy behind Argo dies aged 78

Tony Mendez is best known for a daring rescue mission which inspired a film by Ben Affleck.
Tags: News, Cia, Argo, Tony Mendez

Need To De-Stress? Floating In Salt Water Might Be The Solution

Imagine floating in outer space. It’s pitch-dark and you’re naked. Three-quarters of your body is submerged in skin-temperature salt water that makes it difficult to tell where your body stops and the water begins. It’s so dark, there’s no perceptible difference between closing your eyes or leaving them open, aside from the slight sting of salt air. For some people, this sense of total blankness is rejuvenating . Others opt to press a button to turn the lights on. This is what floating in a s...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Sweden, Washington Post, Stanford, Brooklyn, Netherlands, Nba, Cia, North America, Long Island, Carsten Höller, Steph Curry, Anthony Bourdain, The Cut, University of British Columbia

CIA agent-turned-Batman writer will give away comics to government workers amid shutdown - The Washington Post

Cavna on King. [Author: Mike Rhode]
Tags: Comics, Washington Post, Cia, Batman, Mike Rhode

Tony Mendez, former CIA officer portrayed by Ben Affleck in 'Argo,' dies

Tony Mendez, a CIA operative who was portrayed by Ben Affleck in the 2012 Oscar-winning movie "Argo," died Saturday morning, his literary manager Christy Fletcher said.
Tags: Ben Affleck, Cnn, Cia, Argo, Tony Mendez, Christy Fletcher

Tony Mendez, Former CIA Officer Depicted in ‘Argo,’ Dies at 78

Tony Mendez, the former CIA technical operations officer who orchestrated the 1980 rescue of six American diplomats from Iran and who was portrayed by Ben Affleck in the Academy Award winning film “Argo,” has died. He was 78. Mendez’s book agent, Christy Fletcher, announced the news on Twitter Saturday morning. “Early this morning, Antonio (Tony) […]
Tags: News, Ben Affleck, Iran, Obituaries, Cia, Argo, Mendez, Tony Mendez, Christy Fletcher, Antonio Tony

Cast Confirmed for Ridley Scott’s Raised by Wolves

Cast confirmed for Ridley Scott’s Raised by Wolves Following the recent addition of Vikings star Travis Fimmel as the male lead, TNT has announced the full principal cast for Ridley Scott‘s forthcoming sci-fi drama Raised By Wolves. Amanda Collin, Abubakar Salim, Winta McGrath, Niamh Algar, Felix Jamieson, Ethan Hazzard, Jordan Loughran, Aasiya Shah and Ivy Wong have been cast as series regulars.The straight to series drama will mark Scott’s television directorial debut with Aaron Guzikowski ...
Tags: TV, Movies, TV News, Cia, TNT, Ridley Scott, Vita, Vikings, Marcus, Scott, Wong, Salim, Patty Jenkins, Cape Town Africa, ComingSoon, Aaron Guzikowski

Two Audio Stories That Should be Required Listening

While riding my bike home last night and driving into work this morning, I listened (on a safe little speaker) to two podcasts (episodes?) that (1) Reminded me what a powerful thinker and speaker Barbara Jordan was before her death (2) Introduced me to Will Hurd, the only black GOP member of Congress who used to be a CIA agent and whose district runs hundreds of miles along the southwestern border. (3) Show that a stories told without video or a slide deck can be as powerful as stories supported...
Tags: Podcast, News, Congress, Marketing, Gop, Podcasting, Cia, Hurd, Barbara Jordan, Will Hurd

Freshmen House Dems Take Wildly Different Tacks In Shutdown Approach

WASHINGTON (AP) — One group went to the White House with Republicans to talk about border security and reopening shuttered parts of the government. Another, led by social media stars, marched around Capitol Hill in a widely-posted but futile search for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — hashtag #WheresMitch. The Democrats’ two paths within a 12-hour stretch this week demonstrated the dramatic differences emerging among members of the historic freshman class of House Democrats that — tog...
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Indiana, Ap, Pennsylvania, House, New Jersey, Mitch McConnell, Capitol Hill, Michigan, Nancy Pelosi

Distrust leads to lack of communication in Sudan

Sudan (MNN) -- Frontiers wants to see a Bible translation in progress for every language group in the world, but that’s proving especially difficult when it comes to Sudan. Why? Ken Smith from Frontiers says there are several reasons. Political and Cultural Division First of all, Sudan is split geographically and politically. “Sudan you kind of have to think of as a North and a South,” Smith says. “The North is run by, think of it as Arabic. They fit more into an Egypt to the north ki...
Tags: Egypt, Sudan, North, Cia, Smith, Ken Smith, Frontiers USA, Sudan Photo

Writer’s Room: The Most Anticipated New TV Shows of 2019, Part 1

On the January 17, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall , weekend editor Brad Oman , senior writer Ben Pearson , and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to decide the most anticipated new tv shows of 2019. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes , Google Play , Overcast , Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (here is the RSS URL if you need it). Opening Banter: Brad g...
Tags: Hbo, England, New York, London, Television, Movies, Reese Witherspoon, Abc, Mexico, France, China, Boston, New York City, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Neil Gaiman

This CIA toolkit is built for concealing in a spy's butt

Everyday carry? From Atlas Obscura: This CIA-issued tool kit was issued to CIA officers during the height of the Cold War. It was a way for spies to get themselves out of sticky situations: to pick a lock, carve a tunnel, etc. Watch the video above to learn more about the tool kit from historian and curator of the International Spy Museum, Dr. Vince Houghton. (Thanks for the laff, tuhu!)
Tags: Post, Video, Tools, News, Cia, Vince Houghton

/Film’s 25 Most Anticipated Movies of 2019

We are at the start of a new year and you know what that means: a whole new year of movies to anticipate. The /Film crew recently sat down, put our heads together, and compiled a list of our top 25 most anticipated movies of 2019. You can see the fruits of our labor below. And before you ask “But wait, why isn’t this movie on the list?”, please note that we recorded our deliberations as we formed this list as a podcast. So the answer you’re looking for is probably in that audio. Note: severa...
Tags: Movies, Justice, Senate, Stephen King, Disney, Dc Comics, Features, Jake Gyllenhaal, Elton John, Tommy Lee Jones, Dean Deblois, Steven Soderbergh, Seth Rogen, John, Alvin Schwartz, Stephen Gammell

Brendan Lorber's Playlist for His Poetry Collection "If This Is Paradise Why Are We Still Driving"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Brendan Lorber's impressive poetry collection If This Is Paradise Why Are We Still Driving repeatedly transforms the banal into the beautiful and thought-provoking. In his own wor...
Tags: Music, Minneapolis, China, San Francisco, Rome, Radiohead, David, Brooklyn, Williams, New Jersey, Rosetta, Broadway, Argentina, Cia, Scorsese, Osborne

David Byrne Channels the Weird and the Ordinary in 'True Stories'

None As the frontman for , David Byrne certainly earned a reputation as a critic of culture. Songs like "Once in a Lifetime" and "Burning Down the House" ask existential questions that poke at the dull monotony of the everyday. On the surface, Byrne's only feature-length film, True Stories (1986), seems to follow suit. The characters are based on people featured in tabloid news stories that Byrne collected, later deciding to construct a narrative around their idiosyncrasies. The overlapping...
Tags: Music, Comedy, Texas, Review, US, America, David, House, John Goodman, Cambodia, Cia, Bill, Talking Heads, Musical, Criterion Collection, Polaroid

Bourne Spinoff Series Treadstone Adds Five to Cast

Bourne Spinoff series Treadstone adds five to cast Following the of Jeremy Irvine and Brian J. Smith as Treadstone‘s male leads, reports that Omar Metwally (The Affair), Tracy Ifeachor (Quantico) and South Korean actress Han Hyo Joo (The Beauty Inside) have officially signed on as series regulars in the USA Network’s Jason Bourne spinoff series. Gabriell Scharnitzky (The Game) and Emilia Schüle (Berlin Station) have also joined the cast of the action-drama. PB ...
Tags: TV, Movies, North Korea, Matt Damon, US, TV News, Cia, Ben Smith, Jeremy Renner, Universal Pictures, Petra, Usa Network, Jeremy Irvine, KGB, Edwards, Tim Kring

Pompeo: Saudis assured me of accountability for Khashoggi murder

Pompeo told reporters he had also raised a number of human rights issues with King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, including women's rights activists who have been detained for months and some allegedly tortured. Khashoggi, a longtime royal insider who had become a critic of the crown prince, was killed in October in the kingdom's Istanbul consulate, prompting a global outcry including U.S. Treasury sanctions on 17 individuals and a Senate resolution blaming Prince Mohammed. A CIA...
Tags: News, Senate, Cia, Istanbul, Mohammed, Mohammed bin Salman, Salman, U S Treasury, Pompeo, Khashoggi

Donald Trump hits back amid claims he concealed details of meetings with Vladimir Putin

Donald Trump's dealings with Russia have come under fresh scrutiny amid claims the US president concealed details of his conversations with President Vladi­mir Putin.  Mr Trump came out fighting on Saturday night, dismissing as "insulting" an explosive report that claimed the FBI secretly launched an investigation into whether the president was working on behalf of Russia while in office.   Even as House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said his panel would look into the report, f...
Tags: Twitter, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington Post, White House, Russia, US, Fbi, New York Times, Cbs, Fox News, State Department, Cia, Donald Trump, Hamburg