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US lawmakers demand to know how many residents are under surveillance

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Two powerful U.S. lawmakers are pushing President Donald Trump administration’s to tell them how many of the country’s residents are under surveillance by the National Security Agency. In a letter sent Friday, Representatives Bob Goodlatte and John Conyers Jr. asked the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to provide an estimate of the number […]

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DARPA semantic program seeks to glean truth from obfuscation

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In this era where disinformation, alternative facts and other falsehoods are the rule of the day, the researchers at DARPA are looking to build a mechanism that can glean some truth from the obfuscation. DARPA says the program, called Active Interpretation of Disparate Alternatives (AIDA), looks to develop a “semantic engine” that generates alternative interpretations […]

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So, Bad News: Now Militants Are Using Drones as Projectiles

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The recent weaponization of drones has seen its share of inventiveness. But now, militants in Yemen are foregoing clever hacks and add-ons for a far more blunt approach: ramming drones into anti-missile systems, to keep them from knocking ballistic missiles out of the sky. The use of relatively cheap drones to blind multi-million dollar anti-ballistic […]

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The US Strike on Syria Underscores Trump’s Media-Fueled Worldview

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On Thursday night, two US Navy warships fired 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian airbase after President Bashar al-Assad’s regime used chemical weapons earlier this week against civilians. For months, Donald Trump has espoused a hands-off approach to intervening in the Middle Eastern country’s six-year-long civil war, yet it took just 24 hours for […]

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Trump & Co. Just Picked the Wrong Fight With Twitter

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Christie Hemm Klok/WIRED Another week, another eruption of abuse on Twitter. This time, it was Breitbart writer and self-anointed “supervillain of the Internet” Milo Yiannopoulos, whom the company finally banned after he stoked his followers into flooding Ghostbusters actress Leslie Jones with hateful and racist messages. Yiannopoulos went so far as to tweet out fake screenshots of things […]

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US trade lobbying group attacked by suspected Chinese hackers

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A group of what appears to be Chinese hackers infiltrated a U.S. trade-focused lobbying group as the two countries wrestle with how they treat imports of each other’s goods and services. The APT10 Chinese hacking group appears to be behind a “strategic web compromise” in late February and early March at the National Foreign Trade Council, according […]

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Remove Fastoplayer Ads from Web Sites

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Fastoplayer advertisements are injected into web sites that you are browsing by various adware programs that you may have installed. For example, My Web Shield will inject fastoplayer advertisements into various sites, such as Walmart.com, as seen below. When these advertisements are displayed they will be labeled Ads by fastoplayer, Ad by Fastoplayer, Fastoplayer Ads, […]

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Remove the CPU.exe Monero Miner

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The CPU.exe Miner is a Trojan that utilizes a victim’s computer processor to mine the Monero, or XRM, digital currency. When installed, this Trojan will create numerous executables that when executed will launch a process called CPU.exe. The CPU.exe process will then connect to the mining pool at xmr.pool.minergate.com and utilize all of the processor’s […]