Thought for the day

"Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks." -- Doug Larson, English middle-distance runner who won gold medals at the 1924 Olympic Games


San Francisco police petition for their robots to have the right to use deadly force MikeRivero Fri, 12/02/2022 - 17:22

Texan authorities became the first to use a robot to kill a suspect, when the Dallas Police Department in 2016 strapped an explosive device to the machine, remotely piloted it towards a gunman, and detonated it.

“Crush! Kill! Destroy!”—The Robot, Lost in Space

The purpose of a good government is to protect the lives and liberties of its people.

Unfortunately, we have gone so far in the opposite direction from the ideals of a good government that it’s hard to see how this trainwreck can be redeemed.

It gets worse by the day.

Home Office data shows that 108,542 vehicles were stolen between April 2021 and March 2022 in England and Wales - a 22 per cent increase on the previous year. 

Aviva examined claims data and found that cars with keyless technology are twice as likely to be pinched as those without these features, and criminals are becoming increasingly brazen as more are ditching the cover of darkness to steal vehicles in broad daylight. 

Intruders broke into a third-party cloud storage service LastPass shares with affiliate company GoTo and gained access to "certain elements" of customers' information, the pair have confirmed.

LastPass did not define what it meant by "certain elements," saying it was unsure what data was looked at: "We are working diligently to understand the scope of the incident and identify what specific information has been accessed this morning." is a malicious browser hijacker virus that infects the user’s browser. It reroutes infected web users to a different search engine with inorganic search results.

You may have explored and landed on a potentially harmful website if you’ve been sent to this page. If the requested website appears in your tab, simply close the browser and navigate away.

However, if shows up once you launch the browser program, your computer is certainly infected with an adware program.

Mondoweiss has been covering the “No Tech for Apartheid” movement for over a year now. In October 2021 hundreds of workers at Google and Amazon published an open letter in The Guardian condemning Project Nimbus, a billion dollar contract between the two tech companies and the Israeli government.

Remember how Elon Musk earlier this month warned activist groups and advertisers that he may launch a "thermonuclear name & shame" if they work to try and destroy free speech in America?

It looks like he did just that to bring Apple CEO Tim Cook to heel.