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A Taliban official said journalists were committing "a major sin" by taking pictures, Afghan media reported on Wednesday.

Television and pictures of living things were banned under the previous Taliban rule from 1996 to 2001, but a similar edict has so far not been imposed since authorities took back power in Afghanistan in 2021.

"Taking pictures is a major sin," Mohammad Hashem Shaheed Wror, a senior official in the justice ministry, told a seminar for department staff in the capital Kabul on Tuesday, according to footage broadcast by several media.

Brussels spyware bombshell: Surveillance software found on officials phones Ladylove

The European Parliament on Wednesday asked members on its defense subcommittee to have their phones checked for spyware after it found traces of hacking on two devices.

Members and staff in the chamber's subcommittee on security and defense (SEDE) have had their phones hit with intrusive surveillance software tools, the institution said in an internal email.

All lawmakers in the subcommittee have been advised to take their phones to the institution's IT service to be checked for spyware, according to the email, seen by POLITICO.

Brussels spyware bombshell: Surveillance software found on officials phones MikeRivero

The European Parliament on Wednesday asked members on its defense subcommittee to have their phones checked for spyware after it found traces of hacking on two devices.

Members and staff in the chamber's subcommittee on security and defense (SEDE) have had their phones hit with intrusive surveillance software tools, the institution said in an internal email.

All lawmakers in the subcommittee have been advised to take their phones to the institution's IT service to be checked for spyware, according to the email, seen by POLITICO.

Late last year, Congress extended Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and, in doing so, secured “the nation’s warrantless surveillance powers” until April 2024. With that month fast approaching, House Republicans have unveiled a new package to reauthorize those same powers, within limits.

Two Robotaxis Crash Into The Same Truck MikeRivero

On the same day in 2023, two Waymo driverless taxis hit the same truck but we’re just now hearing about this. The company has just issued a recall for its controversial robotaxis, even though it insists the odd incident last year was a “rare scenario.”

Angry mob torches robotaxi.

Cell Service Outages Reported Across US Ladylove

The website Downdetector has detected a surge in outage reports from users of AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Consumer Cellular, Boost Mobile, US Cellular, and Straight Talk. 

Outage reports for the carriers began around 0345 ET. Geographically, the outages have been reported across some major US cities. 

Users of Downdetector began reporting AT&T outages around 0345ET.

Google (Kinda) Apologizes After Woke AI Gemini Exposed As Anti-White Racist MikeRivero

Update (1645ET): Having been busted on some very clear race bias in the image generation segment of their new AI, Gemini Experiences Senior Director of Product Management Jack Krawczyk addressed the responses from the AI that had led social media users to voice concern.

In a statement to Fox News Digital, 

"We're working to improve these kinds of depictions immediately," Krawczyk said.

- NYC Trucker Boycott Leader "Chicago Ray"; Steps Down Ladylove

Chicago Ray, the trucker who ignited the righteous anger of his fellow truckers and of millions of other Americans, has stepped down from his boycott leadership. Does that mean the end of the trucker boycott of New York City?

Chicago Ray was angry about the astounding $350 million fine that New York Judge Engoron levied against former President Trump in the recent fraud case. But what Chicago Ray, the truckers, and so many Americans were really angry about was our corrupt judicial system and the evil overlords who created it.

Google 'Apologizes' for Gemini AI Erasing White People ChrisMenahan

Google issued what Fox Business described as an "apology" on Wednesday for manually programming their "AI" Gemini to erase white people.