OTTAWA—Canada’s spies are guarding against a new threat to operational security: Pokemon.Canada’s electronic spy agency issued guidelines for spooks and employees playing Pokemon Go, a popular augmented reality game for mobile devices based on the hit 1996 Nintendo game.The game uses a phone’s GPS and camera to catch and battle Pokemon in the real world — players collect, train and fight Pokemon at “Poke-stops” and “gyms” attached to locations like churches and restaurants.But because the game requires location and camera data to play, it poses a risk to people who would rather not be tracked: like employees of the Communications Security Establishment (CSE), Canada’s powerful electronic spying agency.The guidelines, obtained by the Star through an access to information request, were circulated by CSE’s American counterpart, the National Security Administration (NSA). They recommend a number of steps for spooks to avoid detection while training to be the very best Pokemon master.“Note that the information (used) by the game in the course of regular play could be used to deduce pattern of life,” the unclassified memo reads.
Daily Archives: November 22, 2016
1. A process of revision of Serbia’s Criminal Code has been going on for quite a while. A task force was apparently set up for the purpose. Nothing is publicly known about the composition of this committee or its brief.2. One of the task force’s goals (or directives) is apparently to introduce a change in the Criminal Code that would make “genocide denial” a crime in Serbia. Accordingly, the existing article 387 of the Criminal Code was revised and supplemented with a new clause (5) that would make such denial prosecutable with a maximum punishment of five years in prison.3. The proposed article 387 (5), which will be up for a vote in Parliament sometime this week, reads: “Whoever publicly approves, denies, or significantly diminishes the gravity of genocide, crimes against humanity or war crimes committed against groups of persons or individual members of a group based on their race, skin color, religion, origin, or state, national, or ethnic affiliation, in a manner that could lead to violence or incitement to hate toward such a group or group-member, if such criminal acts have been adjudicated in a final judgment of a court in Serbia or the International Criminal Court, will be subject to imprisonment for a term from six months to five years.”4. Information about the proposed revision of the Criminal Code became known to limited segments of the Serbian public only on Wednesday of last week, when the text was circulated on the internet. The media did not report a single word about this significant legal development up to that point.5. On Wednesday, we called Milos Jovanovic, a professor of law and also vice-president of the Serbian Democratic Party, a small parliamentary group with three deputies in Parliament, to ask him what his party was planning to do about this. His response was that he had no idea of what we were talking about and had not heard that such a thing was afoot at all. Once we informed him and sent him the text of the proposed new legislation, he called a press conference and expressed his party’s vehement opposition to this plan.
Turkey eggs are big. The average is 50% larger than a chicken egg, with twice as many calories and grams of fat and nearly four times as much cholesterol. They used to be so popular that turkey egg omelettes were on the menu at the famous Delmonico’s restaurant in New York until the late 1800s, and many chefs thought the eggs made better sauces, reports Slate. So what happened? Why don’t we eat them anymore?For starters, they’re expensive. Turkeys are bigger than chickens, so they take up more space and require more food. And they lay only two eggs a week, compared to a chicken’s near-daily production, reports Modern Farmer. This adds up, so that in the rare instance a turkey egg is for sale, it’s easily $2 to $3 a pop. Still, Rodale’s OrganicLife reported last year that turkey eggs are among seven eggs you should be eating (in addition to duck, quail, ostrich, goose, emu, and heirloom chicken breeds). Not only are they supposedly richer and creamier, but their shells are speckled, much like a quail’s, making them decorative to boot. (The US had to import eggs from Europe last year.)
The folks at CNN received waves of criticism on Monday night after running a chyron that simply read, “If Jews Are People.” On The Lead with Jake Tapper, anchor Jim Sciutto interviewed leaders of the alt-right movement—aka racist, white nationalists—and President-elect Donald Trump’s unrelenting support from the group. The guests were asked if Mr Trump should formally condemn their support.At one point in the interview, Mr Sciutto read a quote from alt-right leader Richard Spencer that questioned the humanity of Jews, “One wonders if these people are people at all, or instead soulless golem.” And for some reason, a producer thought it would be a good idea to run the lower third, “Alt-right leader questions if Jews are people.”
Kanye West was under observation at a Los Angeles hospital late Monday after he abruptly canceled the remaining dates of his national tour, multiple sources familiar with the case told NBC News.The admission followed a week of bizarre incidents during which the provocative rapper publicly railed against fellow music stars Beyoncé and Jay Z and retroactively endorsed President-elect Donald Trump. Kanye West Cancels LA Show After Sacramento Concert Rant A source familiar with the case said Los Angeles police responded to a medical welfare call about 1:20 p.m. No criminal activity was involved; the decision to hospitalize West at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center was for his own health and safety, the sources said.
NFL kickers hit an all-time low Sunday, setting a record for the most missed extra points in a single week since the 1970 merger.Per ESPN Stats & Info, there were 11 missed extra points between the early games and the opening portion of the late-afternoon contests. A fourth-quarter miss in the Sunday night game by Washington Redskins kicker Dustin Hopkins raised the total to 12. The previous high was 10, set in 1985.Though it’s difficult to compare extra points throughout history—attempts start with a snap from the 15-yard line instead of the 2-yard line following a 2015 rule change—such struggles would be highlighted under nearly any circumstances.On Monday, Mark Dominik of ESPN noted that kickers are 44-of-45 on field goals from 32 or 33 yards this season but have missed 48 extra points from the same distance.Mike Nugent might have had the worst day among kickers, missing his only two extra-point attempts. As a result, the Cincinnati Bengals needed a touchdown to win on their final drive instead of a field goal and lost 16-12 to the Buffalo Bills.
CBS-affiliated KIRO-TV in Seattle reports that it caught stationery supply giant Office Depot’s employees at certain locations pushing unnecessary computer repairs on customers.The channel said that it took in brand-new laptops into Office Depot stores for free PC health checks – the company claims it does about 6,000 of these each week – and were told that the computers were infected with malware. In some instances, employees recommended repairs costing about $180. You can watch CBS’ coverage of the story here.According to KIRO-TV, this happened not just with laptops they purchased elsewhere, but also with one that was bought at an Office Depot store. Meanwhile, security firm IOActive gave those same machines a clean bill of health.It’s worrying that an international retail company would indulge in scams like this. Employee Shane Barnett said that he’d warned his bosses against running the misleading program, but was encouraged to go with it so as to meet sales quotas. He also noted that he’d begun complaining about this more than two years ago, and has had his hours cut at the company since then.
Days after Hara Arena announced it will close its doors, an announcement from Greene County officials revealed that Hamvention will be held at the Greene County Fairgrounds next year, according to our partners at the Xenia Gazette.//livestream.com/assets/plugins/referrer_tracking.jsThe event for ham-radio enthusiasts generated about $21 million last year and drew a crowd of more than 27,000 for Montgomery County. The proceeds for this year’s event will now go to Greene County.
Trump’s unexpected election puts the technology industry in a tight spot, because many associate it with the economic conditions Trump exploited throughout his campaign. Globalisation demonised as a destroyer of American jobs; the feeling that multinationals like IBM leave the mundane business of paying American tax to individuals and the looming threat of having your job automated away can all be laid at the feet of technology companies, with productivity upsides conveniently forgotten.
Before the election, many tech companies scoffed at the Trump campaign – or warned against it – which makes a rapprochement inevitable, and it’s into this environment that Rometty has penned an open letter to the president-elect offering five policy suggestions from IBM.
Make those blue collars new
IBM’s “P-TECH” schools model only graduated its first students this year, but Big Blue hopes it’s (demonstrated enough success to be more widely adopted. Not everybody agrees the schools are a hit, as Fortune noted earlier this year, but Rometty says IBM hired “some of the first graduates” of its New York school and thinks that’s a sign the incoming administration should adopt the model more widely.
Arguing that the tech sector needs vocationally-trained people as much as it needs college graduates, Rommetty writes that scaling up its model would create “a national corps of skilled workers trained to take the “new collar” IT jobs that are in demand here in America.”
Posters over at 4Chan and Reddit have been conducting an extremely bizarre investigation following the John Podesta e-mail leak (Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman) and the results are surreal: They’ve apparently uncovered an elite child trafficking network which celebrates its tendencies using code words and disturbing artworks.Warning: This article contains disturbing materialIn my article Clinton’s Campaign Chairman John Podesta Invited to an Occult ‘Spirit Cooking’ Dinner by Marina Abramović, I explained how a mundane dinner invitation found in the Podesta e-mail leaks was actually a clear link to bizarre occult ceremonies happening at the highest levels of power. While that by itself was rather shocking, it appears to only be the tip of a very disgusting iceberg.4Chan effectively unearthed a strange network of high-powered people who, through art, events and social media, actually celebrate a culture that revolves around death, torture, cannibalism and … child abuse. Most of this disturbing material was not even hidden, it was out there in the open, exposed on business’ walls and posted on social media.Furthermore, an analysis of the Podesta e-mails revealed that the network appeared to communicate using code words to coverup their shady dealings.
Back in August, we had reported how owners of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sued Apple in a class-action lawsuit for a design defect that rendered their smartphones’ touchscreens unresponsive, making them unusable. The defect also known as “touch disease” caused a flickering grey bar to appear over the touchscreens, making them lose their functionality. In other words, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus would freeze up and not respond to touch commands.However, Apple refused to acknowledge the issue then, leaving many users dissatisfied. At that time, repair vendor iFixit had clearly reported that the issue stemmed through a faulty controller chip soldered to the logic board. The repair solution provided by him required opening up the phone and soldering the two chips that cover the touch responsiveness on the iPhone. This led many users paying for more expensive logic board replacements.Now, months later, Apple has acknowledged the problem and is officially offering a Multi-Touch Repair program for $149. This is how it describes the problem on its site:
(KABC) –Thousands of green cards have gone missing, and it is causing concern for national security officials.A new report by the Office of Inspector General Department of Homeland Security shows the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service is struggling to issue green cards in a proper manner.The report said thousands of green cards have simply gone missing and warns that those documents could allow terrorists or criminals to stay in the country.The audit was a follow-up to a March 2016 report that found hundreds of green cards had been sent to the wrong addresses.It turned out the problem was far worse than originally thought because over the last three years, USCIS produced at least 19,000 cards that included incorrect information or were issued in duplicate.The agency also received over 200,000 reports of cards potentially delivered to the wrong address, or not being delivered to applicants that were approved for them.
Earlier today The Daily Sheeple was shut down after a third party DCMA violation over a screencap of an Instagram photo post — not the photo itself, but a screen capture of the Instragram post of the photo — was sent directly to our website host to terminate our account, bypassing us completely.The site was suspended within 72 hours over the weekend and was offline today. We were forced to remove all traces of that image file from our server, not just from the article itself. It would appear this is an attempt to censor a story featuring allegations regarding the John Podesta Wikileaks scandal that has come to be known as #PizzaGate.
Disclaimer: This article contains allegations regarding what has come to be known as the #Pizzagate scandal. These allegations have not been proven and the evidence below is circumstantial but damning nonetheless. Our site has already been suspended and shut down based on a copyright claim over a screen capture of one of the Instagram posts originally contained in this article. We were forced to delete said screen capture from our servers in order to get our site restored.
To start, we at The Daily Sheeple would just like to note that this is one of the most horrible things we’ve ever had to report on.Ever.For those of you who thought John Podesta was just some nerdy UFO-researching Clinton campaign chairman with a nasally emasculated voice, you might want to think again.Not only do the Wikileaks emails show that he is being invited to satanic ritual dinners, but he and his fellow trolls have been talking in code about something that people feel is much more sinister and disgusting.Before you continue reading this, we want to warn you that the information you are about to see cannot be unseen.Now, if you didn’t realize it was a code, you would just think that Podesta and Co. are simply obsessed with pizza. They talk about it all the time.
Looking to get moving? Change up your sedentary lifestyle? Burn off your belly fat? Think twice before starting a running routine. “While any movement is usually better than none, running fails almost every test of a worthy exercise,” writes Nick English at Vice in a piece calling running “the worst way to get fit.” He’s specifically talking about running at a “middling” pace. It’s not efficient at building strength, which is the best way to increase metabolism and burn fat; it’s far from the best type of “cardio” you can do; and as many as 79% of runners are injured at least once a year.
High-altitude balloon flights have become somewhat of a known quantity these days. Although it’s still a fun project that’ll bring your hackerspace together on a complex challenge, after the first balloon or two, everyone starts to wonder”what next?”. Higher? Faster? Further? Cheaper? More science? There are a variety of different challenges out there.A group of Stanford students just bagged a new record, longest time in flight, with their SSI-41 mission. In addition to flying from coast to coast, on a track that went waaaay up into Canadian airspace, they logged 79 hours of flight time.altvstimeThe secret? Val-Bal. A “valve ballast” gas venting valve and ballast dispenser system that kept the balloon from going too high (and popping) or dropping back down to earth.