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    A new documentary featuring Armie Hammer's aunt and a pair of his accusers delves into the embattled actor's alleged violent sexual fantasies and dark family history. In the new trailer for House of Hammer, accusers Courtney Vucekovich and Julia Morrison describe their allegedly violent relationships with Hammer in harrowing detail. 'I am here to talk about what happened with my relationship with Armie Hammer,' Vucekovich says at the outset of the trailer - after taking deep breaths and nervously adjusting her jacket. She and Morrison then go on to show text messages they say Hammer, 35, sent describing violent sexual fantasies he wanted them to play out - including the infamous 'I'm 100% a cannibal' text. 'I haven't really digested this one,' Morrison says flipping through her phone and reading aloud a text from Hammer, 'I have a fantasy of having someone prove their love and devotion and tying them up in a public place at night making their body free use. And seeing if they will f*** strangers for me.' The three part series was co-produced by Armie's own aunt,...
    GOOGLE has pushed Apple to ditch their messaging system and opt for a new one, warning that children are being bullied over the SMS color difference. What seems like a harmless joke has turned into a real issue involving the different blue and green messages that pop up in a group chat. 2Google has urged Apple to ditch iMessage and use RCS (Rich Communication Service)Credit: Getty 2Android users are often bullied for disrupting an iMessage group chat and taking away the iPhone users messagesCredit: Getty Android users are often made fun of when they enter a chat with all iPhones users. Their green text bubbles disrupt the group of blue bubbles. The colors indicate the type of messaging software each device has. The blue bubbles use iMessage and the green use SMS or MMS. While it doesn't seem to make much of a difference on the surface, the whole group chat starts to erupt if not everyone has the same messaging system. When an Android user enters the chat, the features associated with iMessage stop working, like read receipts, encryption,...
    Sergio Garcia's concerned messages about signing up to the controversial Saudi-backed LIV Golf series have been revealed, stating that some stars were 's****ing their pants'. The breakaway event has dominated headlines ever since it was conjured up. Eleven LIV Golf defectors, led by Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau, filed an antitrust lawsuit against the PGA Tour last week. The PGA Tour banned the players for signing up to the breakaway tournaments with the 11 rebels claiming they are being punished for playing in the event.   And now Whatsapp messages between Garcia, who has joined the LIV Golf series, and the event's CEO Greg Norman have emerged.  The exchange has been uncovered in the lawsuit, showing the pair's conversation about the possibility of LIV golfers being suspended by the PGA tour. 'I just wanted to see how things are going with the League, cause it seems like a lot of those guys that were loving it and excited about it last week, now are s****ing in their pants,' Garcia's message read on February 11, as revealed by Golf Magazine. Messages between Sergio...
    Chad Wolf, former acting secretary of Homeland Security, speaks during the America First Policy Institute's America First Agenda Summit on Monday.Tom Williams/ZUMA Facts matter: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter. Support our nonprofit reporting. Subscribe to our print magazine.Key text messages for top Department of Homeland Security officials during the period leading up to January 6 riot at the capitol are missing, according to reports from the Washington Post and the Project On Government Oversight. The messages were on phones belonging to former acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf, acting deputy secretary Ken Cuccinelli, and former Secret Service director Randolph “Tex” Alles. The missing texts could have provided crucial information about what happened in the lead up to January 6, as well as how DHS responded to the attack that day. The news comes after previous reports that text messages from Secret Service agents were deleted and are now potentially unrecoverable. The revelations have put DHS Inspector General Joseph Cuffari, a Donald Trump appointee, back in the spotlight. Cuffari was informed months ago that the texts were deleted in a...
    THE popular messaging platform WhatsApp is now introducing a new 'kept message' feature that may allow its users to save chats before they are deleted permanently. Recent updates from WhatsApp from May of this year confirmed that they were working on a function for keeping messages like many other messaging applications, reports WABetaInfo. 1The new 'kept messages' feature will be very beneficial to WhatsApp usersCredit: SOPA Images/LightRocket via Gett Now, the project is officially under development at the company, set to bring users its 'kept message' feature in a new software update. "It [kept message] is a disappearing message temporarily converted to a standard WhatsApp message, so it can be kept in the chat even after its expiration," explains WABetaInfo. Users should be able to view and keep messages in the update through a specific section as well. "Kept messages can be viewed within chat info in a new section called “Kept messages”, and all people in the conversation can open this section," WABetaInfo says. Read more WhatsApp newsAPP'S YOUR LOT What happens when you delete WhatsApp?SWAPS APP WhatsApp confirms MAJOR change...
    A SNEAKY software that has gained popularity after the increase in remote work allows employers to watch their worker's computer activity - sometimes without them knowing. The software, sometimes referred to as “bossware,” is a tool that can help employers measure worker productivity. 1Companies use software sometimes known as 'boss-ware' to track employee productivityCredit: Getty “The average employee will accept the job and say, ‘OK, I like the benefits, I like the salary, I’m going to sign on the dotted line,’" Alex Alben, a professor of internet law at the University of California, Los Angeles told KTLA. “And of course, they’re also signing away all of their privacy rights." He said that the software took off as companies gave their employees laptops and other devices to work from home. There may have been software in the devices that allows the company to track mouse movements, when people type, what they were browsing, and the websites they visit. Read More on Technology TECH TIPS Three ways technology is costing you money - from free trials to pricey apps ELON-OSAURUS Elon Musk's...
    Washington (CNN)A Democratic member of the House select committee investigating the Capitol insurrection stressed Sunday that there are still a lot of unanswered questions about text messages sent by Secret Service officials on January 5 and 6, 2021."One would assume they had done everything possible to preserve those records, to analyze them, to determine what kind of things went right or went wrong that day and their practices and procedures. And, you know, we are looking into this, that's why we're subpoenaing them," Virginia Rep. Elaine Luria told CNN's Dana Bash on "State of the Union." "We want to make sure that we understand the bottom line, like, where are these text messages? Can they be recovered? And we've subpoenaed them because they're legal records that we need to see for the committee," she added. The comments come as the select committee zeroes in on erased text messages from the US Secret Service sent on January 5 and 6, 2021, shortly after they were requested by oversight officials investigating the agency's response to the US Capitol riot, according to a...
    HAUNTING messages have been left on a memorial dedicated to Gabby Petito, close by to where her body was found. Pictures taken by The Sun show notes written on rocks which form the shape of a cross near Spread Creek, Wyoming.  6Notes have been written to Gabby on rocks which form the shape of a crossCredit: Matt Symons for The US Sun 6The memorial is close by to where Gabby's body was foundCredit: Matt Symons for The US Sun 6Messages on the memorial include 'rest in peace sweet Gabby'Credit: Matt Symons for The US Sun 6The messages come after the release of her boyfriend Brian Laundrie's bombshell notebookCredit: Matt Symons for The US Sun Messages on the memorial include "rest in peace sweet Gabby", "god bless" and "rest in paradise". "Gabby Petito. Such a beautiful soul taken way too soon. You are loved and will never be forgotten," one message states. Another reads: "RIP Gabby. You made your mark on us." The messages come after the release of her boyfriend Brian Laundrie's bombshell notebook in which he made...
    President Joe Biden’s visit to Saudi Arabia has stirred up plenty of controversy, including in his own party. Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-NJ), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, told CNN on Friday he is “not entirely comfortable” with images of Biden fist-bumping Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, especially in light of Saudi Arabia’s human rights violations and the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. New pic: the President Biden / MBS fist bump at the royal palace via @spagov acct pic.twitter.com/p2NPaQ1jK5 — Bo Erickson CBS (@BoKnowsNews) July 15, 2022 Speaking with CNN’s Ana Cabrera, Malinowski first praised Biden for being “honest” about Saudi Arabia by calling for the country to be a “pariah” when he was still running for president, but said the U.S. should be asking for far more than increased oil production in the ongoing meetings. “We are the superpower, not the supplicant in this relationship. And I want to make sure that whatever they are discussing right now, we come out of this with the concessions that Saudi Arabia needs to make to right...
    Facebook, Instagram and Facebook Messenger all appear to have gone down today, with users worldwide complaining of issues. According to Down Detector, a website which monitors such outages, reports of problems first began to surface at about 15:55 BST (10:55 ET). Users have said they cannot access Facebook via the app or website, while there also seems to be problems accessing Facebook Messenger. Instagram, which is also owned by Facebook's parent company Meta, appears to be having issues, too.  It is unclear what is the cause of the outage.  Facebook, Instagram and Facebook Messenger all appear to have gone down today, with users worldwide complaining of issues  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 2 Next FCC commissioner calls on Google and Apple to BAN TikTok... Facebook and Instagram are slammed for censoring posts about... Instagram DELETES and Facebook RESTRICTS posts about... Share this article Share
    A HUGE WhatsApp update means that some of your texts may now automatically delete themselves. You might find that some chats begin to empty themselves out after a certain period of time. 1Some WhatsApp texts aren't permanent any moreCredit: WhatsApp This is linked to a new privacy feature – so don't panic. For years, WhatsApp messages were permanent: even if you deleted it, everyone else could still see them. Then WhatsApp allowed you to "unsend" texts within a certain period of time – deleting them for you and all recipients. Finally earlier this year, WhatsApp rolled out a new feature that automatically "unsends" messages. Read more on WhatsAppCHAT'S GREAT All WhatsApp users urged to change setting TODAY to lock down your textsNOT 'APPY Whatsapp warning as trick means your messages can be read even if they're DELETED This is important, because it means that some texts sent to you won't stick around. And if you activate it then your own texts will vanish too. It's an important privacy feature that you should consider turning on. And if you don't activate...
    Matthew McConaughey has been inundated with messages asking him to return to his hometown after a mass-shooting there killed 14 young schoolchildren. The Texan actor has been besieged by tweets in the wake of Tuesday's massacre at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, that also killed a teacher, and left 18 year-old gunman Salvador Ramos dead.  'This is your hometown, these are your people! A word from you now will go further than a word from almost anyone else,' wrote one person.  'Please use your voice and address gun control in Texas. People listen to you,' wrote another.   'I really hope @McConaughey will reconsider his run for Governor after what occurred in his childhood hometown today. It's time to and his cronies out of office and get real gun control in place NOW!' McConaughey previously teased a possible Texas gubernatorial run for 2022, but last year announced he wouldn't proceed with his plans to enter politics. Matthew McConaughey, pictured in Austin, Texas, in April 2022, has been besieged with messages asking him to return to his Texas hometown of Uvalde in...
    THE DATING world can be tough, and now women are exposing a horrifying new sex trend that proves why many would rather be single. Sex and relationships expert Nadia Bokody highlighted the worrying issue in her latest column.  3Women are calling out men for their brutal messages, including some that fat-shameCredit: Tik Tok 3Sex expert Nadia Bokody says women are boldly exposing abusive men by showing screenshots of their texting exchangesCredit: Instagram/nadiabokody She wrote for News.com.au: “A study by Pew Research found 57 per cent of female dating app users have received unsolicited sexually explicit messages or photos, and a 2018 paper analysing dating platform messages confirms we’re disproportionably targeted by abuse and harassment perpetrated by straight men. “This is highlighted in a new TikTok trend, where women boldly expose abusive men via screenshots of their texting exchanges. “In a now viral clip, TikToker Cadigan Smith shares messages received from a man she previously dated, which rapidly go from warm and flattering to cold and abusive. “The exchange begins with a text that reads ‘I really f***ing like you. Like...
    Are we even surprised that a candidate endorsed by Donald Trump is up to some shady business? A congressional campaign has denied text messages that indicate plans to commit election fraud after they were leaked by a fired former campaign manager. Congressional candidate Joe Kent’s team claims the texts are fabricated, but a former campaign manager insists they were not. The texts were first published by right-wing blog Red Voice Media, which posted screenshots of the texts on Thursday. While the article did not specify how the texts were received, it noted that “the allegations against Kent are both heavy and concerning.” The texts were then confirmed to be authentic to The Dispatch by former campaign manager Byron Sanford. Sanford was fired by Kent in December. He told the outlet that days before being let go, Kent sent messages to current Campaign Manager Ozzie Gonzalez via the secured app Signal, alleging he would buy the votes of less fortunate folks. Listen and subscribe to Daily Kos Elections’ The Downballot podcast with David Nir and David Beard x Embedded Content According...
    WHATSAPP is making some major changes to voice messages – including some handy tricks for recording notes. The wildly popular feature is getting a series of changes in an upcoming update. 1WhatsApp is introducing a host of new featuresCredit: WhatsApp WhatsApp first launched voice notes back in 2013. And it says users now send 7billion voice messages on WhatsApp every day on average. "Voice messages have made it quick and easy for people to have more expressive conversations," said WhatsApp. "Showing emotion or excitement through voice is more natural than text. Read more on phonesTAP TIP Genius iMessage hack lets you text MUCH faster – and it works on WhatsApp tooI-JACKED Apple makes it 'pointless' to steal iPhones with GENIUS change "And in many situations, voice messages are the preferred form of communication on WhatsApp." There are three huge changes, which we'll detail below. Out of chat playback This really does what it says on the tin: you can play messages outside of a chat. Most read in TechNO JOKE 'April Fool’s Day’ asteroid to make close approach with Earth...
    Wild racist text messages shared between Kansas cops who have been involved in police-led shootings have been leaked to a local newspaper—and some of the officers appeared to escape largely unscathed for their offensive chats. Unnamed sources familiar with department-wide investigations leaked the racist messages to The Wichita Eagle. One message allegedly shared in the group by a white Sedgwick County sheriff’s deputy showed a meme of cartoon character Elmer Fudd with a shotgun saying, “Be very, very quiet I’m hunting [racial slur].” The Eagle reports that the group messages were initially discovered by department bosses during a domestic violence investigation of another Sedgwick County sheriff’s deputy, Sgt. Justin Maxfield, who was arrested in April 2021 for allegedly stalking his ex-girlfriend. Maxfield was suspended without pay the same day he was arrested; he was later convicted and put on probation. Before resigning in 2021, he was allegedly notorious for sharing racist, homophobic, and sexist messages with other deputies, and encouraging them to do the same. The Eagle reports that in one message, Maxfield allegedly shared an image of...
    KYLIAN MBAPPE has leapt to the defence of Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Idrissa Gueye after he received abusive messages for injuring the forward. Gueye, 32, accidentally caught Mbappe on the foot during training and the Frenchman is now a doubt for the Champions League second leg against Real Madrid on Wednesday night. 3Mbappe is a doubt for the clash against Real Madrid on Wednesday nightCredit: Getty 3Gueye and his wife have received horrific messages following the incidentCredit: Instagram / @paulinegueye_ 3Mbappe posted this photo and message on his Instagram storyCredit: Instagram / @k.mbappe But Gueye was then met with vile racist and hate-filled messages on social media. His wife was also targeted with sickening posts. And Mbappe defended his team-mate with a post of his own as he insisted there was no ill-feeling between the pair. Alongside a photo of the two celebrating a goal, an Instagram story from Mbappe read: "All together. Always. This is Paris." He also tagged Gueye in the post and put a love heart emoji next to his name. PSG head into the second leg of...
    Still of YouTube video Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s iPhone selfies quickly went viral. It seems straight out of an action movie: As the capital city becomes a war zone, the defiant president looks into the camera and delivers a clear and compelling message: “I am here. We will not lay down any weapons.” That’s exactly what Ukrainian President and onetime actor Volodymyr Zelenskyy did on Feb. 25, 2022, in a selfie-style video viewed 3 million times within an hour – part of an effort to mobilize international opinion against the Russian invasion of his country. And it appears to be working. The comedian-turned-politician is credited with convincing European leaders to take actions considered unthinkable just a week ago, such as Germany sending weapons directly to Ukraine. But what is it about his videos – made with an iPhone and posted on social media sites like Facebook, Telegram and Twitter – that have been so compelling in rallying global public opinion behind Ukraine and against Russia? Read More From Heavy How You Can Help Ukraine: Verified Charities, GoFundMe &...
    Russian soldiers taking part in the invasion of Ukraine are in 'complete disarray', according to voice recordings obtained by a British intelligence company.  The intercepted radio messages indicate that troops are refusing to obey central command orders to shell Ukrainian towns and are complaining about running out of supplies of food and fuel. The recordings are among around 24 hours of material obtained by intelligence firm ShadowBreak since the invasion of Ukraine began last week.  In one of the eavesdropped conversations, listened to by The Telegraph, a soldier reportedly sounds as though he is crying.  In another, a soldier is heard losing his temper when asking when food or fuel will arrive. He says: 'We've been here for three days! When the hell is it going to be ready?' Russian soldiers taking part in the invasion of Ukraine are in 'complete disarray', according to voice recordings obtained by a British intelligence company. Above: Images of captured Russian troops A third message reveals a tense exchange in which the same soldier has to remind a colleague speaking from a command centre...
    THREE police officers could be prosecuted for sending “inappropriate messages” during the probe into the murder of Sarah Everard. Sarah, 33, was strangled to death by serving Met cop Wayne Couzens, who abducted and strangled her to death on March 3 last year. 3Sarah, 33, was killed by serving Met police officer Wayne CouzensCredit: Reuters 3Wayne Couzens kidnapped, raped and murdered SarahCredit: SWNS:South West News Service It's thought two serving Met officers and one former Met officer will be quizzed about messages sent during her case - and other messages exchanged in 2019 before her murder. The IOPC has asked the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to consider potential charges. A spokesman said: “Our investigation into sending & sharing of inappropriate messages by officers on WhatsApp has been completed.  “We provided a file of evidence to the CPS in December to consider potential offences against 3 individuals… We await its decision.” Most read in UK NewsBLOWN AWAY Met Office travel warning as 75mph gales & torrential rain sparks traffic chaos'ROYAL CREEP' Prince Andrew kept asking X-rated questions about my sex life,...
    Eating more plant-based meals is one of the best ways to reduce animal suffering in the animal agriculture industry. Beyond that, it’s also a great way to help the environment and combat climate change. With the current state of the world being threatened by a host of issues–from politics to nuclear warfare to global warming–it’s never been more important to get people to eat more plant-based meals and slow the effects of climate change. To help restaurants guide consumers to purchase more plant-based dishes over meat dishes, the World Resources Institute conducted a study to see if exposing consumers to environmental messaging prior to ordering would impact their meal choices. What they discovered is that “displaying thoughtfully framed environmental messages on restaurant menus can significantly increase customers’ uptake of lower carbon, plant-rich dishes.” According to a press release, the organization tested various messaging to see how it would impact consumers and the two most effective messages doubled the chance that a person would order a vegetarian item from the menu. The leading messages were “small changes can make a...
    A NEW Facebook update means that people you are speaking to on Messenger are alerted if you screenshot the chat. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg warned users last week that the messaging app will now send a note saying "(Person) took a screenshot" if you are using the end-to-end encrypted message option. 1Facebook issued a warning after a new updateCredit: Getty “New update for end-to-end encrypted Messenger chats so you get a notification if someone screenshots a disappearing message,” Zuckerberg said, alongside a screenshot of a conversation with his wife Priscilla Chan. “We’re also adding GIFs, stickers, and reactions to encrypted chats too." It is an attempt from Meta, Facebook's parent company, to improve privacy on its messaging apps. Meta said that it “adds extra security and protection to your messages” by ensuring that only two people involved in the chat can access its content. "We think it’s important that you are able to use encrypted chats and feel safe, so we want to keep you informed if anyone takes screenshots of your disappearing messages," Meta...
    ONLINE dating can be time consuming. Sometimes, a little break from the apps can be a good thing. 3A woman recounted some hilarious conversations she had while searching for love onlineCredit: Instagram/@moirathat 3In a TikTok video, she revisited old conversations with a new set of eyes- and new witCredit: Instagram/@moirathat One woman, named Moira, said that after spending much time apart from Tinder, she was finally ready to re-download the thing. What she decided to do once back on the app, however, sent the internet howling. In the TikTok video, she began: “I recently re-downloaded Tinder, and it saved all my conversations going back like five years. "So I decided to follow-up with my old matches, and this is what happened.” A series of hilarious conversations then appeared on the screen as Moira narrated. “In 2019 this man said, ‘Hiii’ to which I responded to years later with, ‘Hiii! Sorry I got distracted.’” Most read in LifestyleSTEPPING UP 'Hard core' royals rally around to ensure Queen isn't alone for XmasDARK NIGHT Crowds defy covid at Glastonbury for Winter Solstice...
    Working from home under current government guidelines means it's easier than ever to do work out of hours over this festive period.  But a new report warns of the costly physical and mental effects of letting work creep into your schedule over the Christmas holiday. Researchers at the University of South Australia surveyed 2,200 academics and professional staff this year across 40 Australian universities.  They found that checking your work emails over Christmas could lead to burnout, mental distress and poor physical health – and can even affect family relationships.   Will you check your emails over Christmas? Surveying more than 2200 academics and professional staff across 40 Australian universities, researchers found that employees who responded to digital work communications out of hours were more likely to suffer from burnout, psychological distress and poor physical health (stock image) LACK OF WORKPLACE SUPPORT 'LEADS TO DEPRESSION': UniSAA University of South Australia study published in June 2021 found poor management increases risk of staff depression by 300 per cent. Men are also likely to become depressed because most workplaces tend to overlook their mental health.  Lead author Dr...
    Businesses in the US and abroad are being spammed with 'antiwork' manifestos delivered through receipt printers by hackers who are prompting workers to unionize, refuse 'poverty wages,' and ask for more pay. Workers on Twitter and Reddit have posted several pictures showing the rebellious message that alleged hackers are sending through their workplaces' receipt printers. 'ARE YOU BEING UNDERPAID? You have a protected LEGAL RIGHT to discuss your pay with your coworkers. POVERTY WAGES only exist because people are 'willing to work for them,' read one of the messages in a print receipt. The receipts directed workers to the r/antiwork subreddit, an online forum where users participate, comment and share their 'antiwork' and anti-capitalist sentiments - and strike for better work conditions. The subreddit has since gained momentum, with users sharing their own theories about the messages printed on receipts. Although many ventured to suggest that the pictures have been posted by people who have direct access to the printers instead of hackers, a cybersecurity analyst told VICE that network traffic going to insecure receipt printers indicates one or more...
    For many, figuring out what to get everyone on their Christmas list each year can be a daunting task. This can be extra daunting since some people are just hard to buy for. In order to make Christmas shopping easier, you may want to consider some of these unique gifts that are meant to be personalized for each individual recipient. (iStock) In order to make Christmas shopping easier, you may want to consider some of these unique gifts that are meant to be personalized for each individual recipient, according to the Associated Press. HOW TO SAVE MONEY ON THANKSGIVING DINNER Since so many communicate by text these days, family and friends might enjoy the opportunity to relive some of their favorite or funniest conversations. A company named Keepster offers customers the ability to make a book based on messages. Any messages sent through apps like iMessage, WhatsApp or Hike can be collected by the company and then compiled together. Some people’s favorite memories may not be memorialized in text, however. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP For...
    WHATSAPP is about to change how voice notes work – to save you time. An updated version of WhatsApp voice notes is already in development, and has been revealed online. 1WhatsApp is working on a feature change for audio messagesCredit: WABetaInfo / WhatsApp The change was revealed by WABetaInfo, a highly reliable tech site that mines the WhatsApp beta app for new features. WhatsApp will soon let you change the playback speed on audio messages. WhatsApp already does allow this with voice notes. But voice notes convert to audio messages when they're forwarded – and lose the ability for playback to be tweaked. Soon you'll be able to control playback speed on any voice note, forwarded or not. WhatsApp is trialling new playback speeds that let you hear the voice note faster than usual. Most read in TechBYE-BYE Cardano ADA and why it's being delisted by eToroHIGH ALERT Warning to update Windows 10 and 11 software NOW after 'serious problems' foundSICK HACK Mystery government 'tried to hack US medical firms with bug that EDITS drugs'ICE COLD Urgent warning for anyone...
    A group of organizers for the 'Save America' rally that played out before the Capitol riot were ensconced in the Willard Hotel Jan. 6th – ordering booze and charcuterie as Capitol police clashed with rioters, leaked group text messages reveal. The mother-daughter team of Amy Kremer and Kylie Jane Kremer helped organize the Women for America First Save America on Jan. 6th. Each have been subpoenaed by the House select Jan. 6th committee. Amy Kremer, who was also a founder of the Tea Party movement, put in for fancy hors d-oeuvres on the evening of the 6th – in a replay of the prior night's noshing at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel near the White House.  Group chat messages viewed by Rolling Stone recount her party planning as beleaguered Capitol Police countered hundreds of protesters and rioters. Sources told the publication attendees at the Willard event were also drinking champagne in the hotel suite that night. But while the organizers put in for cured meats on their own initiative, the group texts also appear to show deference to the White House on the planning...
    Gently warning Twitter users that they might face consequences if they continue to use hateful language can have a positive impact, according to new research. If the warning is worded respectfully, the change in tweeting behavior is even more dramatic. A team at New York University's Center for Social Media and Politics tested out various warnings to Twitter users they had identified as 'suspension candidates,' meaning they were following someone who had been suspended for violating the platform's policy on hate speech. Users who received these warnings generally declined in their use of racist, sexist, homophobic or otherwise prohibited language by 10 percent after receiving a prompt. If the warning was couched politely—'I understand that you have every right to express yourself but please keep in mind that using hate speech can get you suspended'—the foul language declined up to 20 percent. 'Warning messages that aim to appear legitimate in the eyes of the target user seem to be the most effective,' the authors wrote in a new paper published in the journal Perspectives on Politics.'  Scroll down for video...
    CHRIS Daughtry’s stepdaughter’s death has left more questions than answers, as concerning messages to her arrested boyfriend are revealed.   The American Idol alum’s stepdaughter, Hannah Price, 25, and boyfriend Bobby Jolly, 24, were dating when they were arrested together back in April of this year in what authorities deemed a road rage incident involving the alleged discharge of a weapon.  5Hannah Daughtry was found dead Friday- the investigation has left more questions than answersCredit: Instagram / americangoth 5American Idol alum Chris Daughtry put his upcoming events on hold as their family mournsCredit: Getty However, their social media interactions from February of this year show a contentious back-and-forth between the pair. Hannah took to Instagram to post under a photo of Bobby, writing: “Ugly.”  About three weeks later, Bobby responded to Hannah’s comment and said, “F**k you, how bout you hop your funky a** the f**k up off of my s**t! Sorry, not sorry....”  Hannah’s body was first discovered on Friday, November 12th, and since then how she died, who found her and even the answer to the simplest question of where she was found still remains a mystery.   WHERE...
    A group of hackers linked to Iran started leaking Tuesday what they claimed are private messages and information from a popular gay dating app in Israel.     The hackers, known as Black Shadow, said they were posting personal information from users of the app Atraf because the $1 million digital-currency ransom demand they made on Sunday had gone unmet, according to The Jerusalem Post. '48 hours ended! Nobody send us money,' Black Shadow purportedly posted on Telegram. 'This is not the end, we have more plan.' The group initially hacked into CyberServe, the Israeli internet hosting company that hosts servers for Atraf and other sites. The hackers posted purported screenshots showing a representative agreeing to pay $500,000 to the blackmailers, though CyberServe has denied negotiating with Black Shadow.   By Tuesday evening, Black Shadow had also leaked detailed medical records from an Israeli hospital. Black Shadow, a hacker collective with links to Iran, has begun leaking personal information belonging to users of Atraf, a popular Israeli gay dating site. The leak started Tuesday after the cyber attackers' $1 million wasn't met Atraf, Hebrew...
    THE NATION'S mobile phones are cluttered with over a BILLION uncontacted phone numbers, unused apps and unopened messages. A study of 2,000 smartphone users found they’ll have an average of 13 phone numbers that haven’t been contacted in over a year, nine apps that never get used and six unopened text and WhatsApp messages. 1The nation's mobile phones are cluttered with over a BILLION uncontacted phone numbers, unused apps and unopened messagesCredit: AP Which equates to almost 600million uncontacted phone numbers, 400 million unused apps and 300 million unopened messages across the 44,427,637 smartphone users in the UK. The typical handset is also littered with 13 screenshotted images, 12 emails over three years old and eight songs that never get played. And 36 per cent have more than 10 unused apps taking up space on their mobile, with just under a million (888,552) phone owners having more than 30 apps. More than half of those polled admitted they use their phone to organise every aspect of their life – including their alarm clock (59 per cent), finances (52 per cent)...
    Never-before-seen documents from Adolf Hitler's final days in his underground bunker have come to light more than 70 years later after being kept as a souvenir by a French soldier.  Historians Xavier Aiolfi and Paul Villatoux have combed through dozens of papers sent from the bunker in Berlin as Soviet forces encircled the German capital in the run up to Hitler's suicide in April 1945. The fascinating letters, telegrams, and personal effects include the Nazi dictator's last futile military order - which commanded his forces across Europe to rescue Berlin, despite most of them having been cut off or wiped out - as well as an announcement of his decision to kill himself. In one telegram, Hitler's private secretary Martin Bormann admits: 'Things are screwed here', while in another, head of the Gestapo and Nazi armed forces Herman Goring attempts to take advantage of the chaos and assume control of the Third Reich - for which he was branded a 'traitor' and placed under house arrest.  A copy of Goring's infamous telegram had previously never been seen before it was...
    London (CNN Business)Should UK government officials be allowed to send each other "disappearing messages" on WhatsApp? A High Court judge has ruled that two campaign groups can pursue their case to end the practice.Nonprofit groups Foxglove and the Citizens were given the go ahead on Tuesday to challenge the use of disappearing messages by UK officials, which they describe as "government by WhatsApp." Apps such as Signal and WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook (FB), allow users to send messages that disappear automatically after a set amount of time.The campaigners have accused the government of breaching laws on freedom of information and the Public Records Act 1958, which requires the government to preserve certain official documents in the public interest. They began legal proceedings after writing to the government in March, asking Prime Minister Boris Johnson to ban disappearing messages. The Cabinet Office — which supports the prime minister and the cabinet — requires officials to delete WhatsApp chat messages at the end of a conversation, according to the campaign groups, which said the rules were revealed for the first...
    TEXT scams have skyrocketed in the months since Child Tax Credit payments began reaching homes, according to the IRS. The practice, called SMS phishing or “smishing,” targets individuals by sending out malicious links or trying to obtain personal information by posing as official IRS communication.   1The IRS warns that text message phishing scams, also known as "smishing," could target recipients of the Child Tax CreditCredit: Getty The IRS has been warning taxpayers of these scams since July when the $300 tax credit started. To avoid falling victim to the scams, the IRS recommends keeping watch for “eligibility forms” or unfamiliar links shared via text message. Never open a link that appears to originate from the Treasury department or secretary of the Treasury, and don’t provide sensitive information via text message, even to a contact you recognize. Thousands of text messages and emails are sent out every day hoping "they'll get people to respond and fall prey to their scam,” IRS Criminal Investigations claim. The IRS said in a statement that “Taxpayers should be on the lookout for a variety...
    An investigation revealed that Facebook hired more than 1,000 workers to sift through millions of messages on WhatsApp, a global messaging subsidiary with about 2 billion users that has been praised by users for its data encryption network that supposedly kept texts private.    When Facebook purchased the popular WhatsApp for $19 billion in 2014, both companies assured users that their data could not be accessed by either company, but reporters for ProPublica found that the claims were not true. In the report, ProPublica found that Facebook had hired contractors in Austin, Texas, Dublin, Ireland and Singapore to look at millions of pieces of users' content.  'These hourly workers use special Facebook software to sift through streams of private messages, images and videos that have been reported by WhatsApp users as improper and then screened by the company's artificial intelligence systems,' the report detailed.  'These contractors pass judgment on whatever flashes on their screen — claims of everything from fraud or spam to child porn and potential terrorist plotting — typically in less than a minute.'  WhatsApp Director of Communications, Carl Woog,...
    Text messages and emails between U.S. military commanders and private citizens show frustrations among some military leaders for leaving Afghanistan while some U.S. citizens remained in the country, communications revealed Tuesday. "We are f***ing abandoning American citizens," an Army colonel assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division wrote Sunday in a series of encrypted messages. It is unclear to whom the message was sent. The messages, provided to Just the News by war correspondent and former Special Forces operative Michael Yon, undermine President Joe Biden 's description on Tuesday of the "extraordinary success" regarding the mission to withdraw U.S. troops from the country ahead of an Aug. 31 deadline, which saw the remaining military forces leave Afghanistan on Tuesday. US ARGUES IT HAS 'ENORMOUS LEVERAGE' OVER THE TALIBAN A group of U.S. citizens were left stranded at the Kabul airport and were pleading for military assistance but were allegedly rejected when military officials told the citizens they were finished with evacuations, Yon told the outlet. "Everyone is having a hard time getting in the gate. AMCITs [American citizens]...
    WhatsApp is working on a feature that will allow react to messages using emojis. Wabetainfo, a portal specialized in news and updates on the messaging app owned by Facebook, has discovered signs of this new function that is currently under development. However, it is likely to be available in the coming weeks. Message reactions on WhatsApp can be done through emojis that can be attached to each chat bubble. The goal is to express an emotion quickly, something that can help make the conversation more fluid. For example, if the sender sends a funny message, the recipient can react with the popular emoji of the face crying with laughter and thus convey that they are amused. Reactions are likely to appear on one side of the chat, such as on Facebook Messenger or Twitter, apps that already have this feature. The development of this function, that yes, seems to be very premature. It has not yet reached the trial versions and there are no pictures that show exactly what the reactions will be like. The aforementioned source,...
    (CNN)Two former officers with the Torrance Police Department were charged Thursday with vandalism for allegedly spray-painting an impounded vehicle with a swastika, authorities said.In addition, Torrance Police Chief Jeremiah Hart said that he has relieved 13 other officers of their duty because of an ongoing investigation into messages that he characterized as "racism and hatred."Former officers Christopher Tomsic, 29, and Cody Weldin, 28, were charged with one felony count each of vandalism and conspiracy to commit vandalism, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. Both men pleaded not guilty to the charges, it said. On January 27, 2020, Tomsic and Weldin were allegedly among a group of officers responding to a police call regarding stolen mail, the DA's office said. The former officers were led to a vehicle and allegedly ordered for it to be impounded to a tow yard, according to the D.A.'s office. When the owner of the vehicle arrived to pick up the car, he found a happy face spray-painted on the front passenger seat, a swastika symbol spray-painted on the rear...
    WHATSAPP is designed to be private – but you need to make sure the encryption is actually working. Encryption is a way to stop hackers from snooping on your messages in transit. 1Make sure your chats are encrypted on WhatsAppCredit: WhatsApp If an unencrypted message is read while being sent, it will be visible in plain text to a hacker. But an encrypted message would be totally jumbled and impossible to translate. WhatsApp makes it so that only the sender and recipient have the key to read the message. And each new conversation with a different person will generate a different set of keys. Most read in Phones & GadgetsBIDDING GONE BAD The reason Ebay suspended PWCC and what it has to do with shill biddingTEXT TERROR Hackers target texts to access your phone & download apps to steal your infoCAN'T SEA IT Google Maps has BANNED mystery Russian island 'once owned by USA'THE YIK YAK COME BACK What to know about the controversial Yik Yak appCLASS ACT Diablo 2: Resurrected beta – release date, start time, classes, and moreOUT...
    A SECOND child tax credit landed into American families account last week bringing with it financial relief to millions. But with the cash comes the warnings of scammers who might try to trick you into handing over personal details they can use to hack your accounts. 2Experts have said scammers might try to trick you into handing over personal detailsCredit: Getty Experts had issued similar warnings to those waiting for their $1,400 stimulus checks. “Scammers are always looking for new opportunities, like the passage of another round of federal stimulus, to rip off consumers,” Ashley Moody told CNBC.  The next $300 monthly payment for every child under the age of six and $250 check for every child aged six to 17 are expected to be sent out on September 15 and will continue coming through December. The grand total of monthly aid is up to $3,000 or $3,600 per child, depending on the child’s age.  Here are four common red flags that experts say could signal a child tax credit scam: 1) Unsolicited calls or emails Read...
    Are children and the general public in Luxembourg more exposed to heavy metals? In a parliamentary question, Deputy DP Casti Gross describes the results of a study conducted in France: “Frequent intake of vegetables from organic farming is associated with an increase in the concentration of copper in the urine”. He wonders about the interest of such an investigation in Luxembourg. Health Minister Ballet Lenard confirmed on Tuesday that no such study had been launched in Luxembourg. And there is nothing like it in the pipe. This does not prevent government services from being vigilant on the issue through “targeted measures”. Resident exposure to heavy metals is indirectly monitored by national monitoring programs. In fact, samples taken to assess consumer exposure are explored for undesirable substances from a health perspective. Thus, trends can be identified and potential health risks can be identified quickly, ”the minister assured. Lead, Mercury, Arsenic … Among the heavy metals most often “associated with human poisoning” are lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium and tin. Since 2009, 4,827 analyzes have been conducted on beverages and food in Luxembourg....
    Related news For years in Spain it has been possible to send photos and videos that self-destruct through the Telegram application. WhatsApp, its biggest rival, began testing this functionality last month, but until now it was not available to all users. A function that also extends to video thinking about protecting your privacy with these ephemeral contents. WhatsApp integrated at the end of 2020 the option of sending temporary text messages or that are destroyed after a while. Months later, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook and WhatsApp, promised that the same could be done shortly with photos and videos. This feature now reaches everyone. The novelty has received the name of Single View or View Once in English. Its purpose continues to be to promote the privacy and security of users, as in the case of text messages, although with certain differences. How to use it? “While taking photos or videos on our phones has become such an important part of our lives, not everything we share should become a permanent digital record,” they explain from WhatsApp in a...
    New York (CNN Business)A version of this article first appeared in the "Reliable Sources" newsletter. You can sign up for free right here."Get vaccinated," Senator Mitch McConnell said Tuesday. And, he added, just as importantly, "ignore all of these other voices that are giving demonstrably bad advice."McConnell's words were newsworthy because of the "other voices" he mentioned -- the anti-vaccination talking heads that have overwhelmed common sense in GOP circles this year.For every knowledgeable right-wing leader who has pointed to the vaccines as the only way out of the pandemic, louder know-nothings have instilled doubt and denial via radio, TV and the web. The result has been measurable through maps of deaths and disease."Conservative swaths of the country are being hit particularly hard," Jonathan Weisman and Sheryl Gay Stolberg wrote in The New York Times on Tuesday. "Intensive care units in southwestern Missouri and northern Arkansas are filled or filling fast, while 40 percent of new cases are cropping up in Florida."Read MoreSo is there a path out of this political divide and out of the pandemic? Media reporters have...
    ENGLAND heroes Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford and Bukayo Saka were caught on camera showing no fear ahead of the Euro 2020 final shootout. Manager Gareth Southgate was seen talking to the brave lions before the team lost on penalties to Italy. 6Gareth Southgate appears to ask Jadon Sancho if he wants to take a pen 6The video also shows the England manager talking to Marcus Rashford 6And Bukayo Saka before the shootout In the video, Southgate approaches Sancho, Rashford and Saka just before the shootout with notes in hand. The players appear to agree with the manager's thoughts before bravely taking a penalty in front of thousands of hopeful England fans. Although all three stars missed from the spot, the country were proud of them for not shying away when it mattered. England's heroes suffered vile racist abuse on social media after the final. Rashford's Manchester mural was also defaced - but hundreds of fans responded by sticking messages of support and flags over the abuse. There was also an anti-racism protest next to the artwork, with dozens of people...
    Life on the Planets: NASA has been detecting life on other planets for a long time because there are so many missions going on at the moment. Now a study has found out what kind of planetary life there is. Many factors contribute to planetary life (NASA Life on Another Planets Study) – Index Image Life on the Planets: In addition to Mars, the US space agency NASA is exploring the possibility of life on planets such as Venus and Saturn. NASA-funded study has found the answer to the question of what kind of planetary life is possible. Exoplanetary planets (planets outside our solar system) with a slight inclination on the Earth-like axis are likely to have complex life due to the potential of the oxygen-rich atmosphere, the study said. The first Exoplanet was discovered in 1992, about 30 years ago, when it was believed that the life of a planet depended on many factors. The planet must be in the Goldlock region, so water is available and there must be oxygen in the atmosphere for advanced life like...
    Text message reminders could help increase COVID-19 vaccination rates, a new study suggests. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania tested nearly 20 different text 'nudges,' or prompts about getting the annual flu shot. They found that while some text messages worked better than others, the program boosted influenza vaccination rates overall by about five percent. It comes as the U.S. coronavirus vaccination rollout has stalled, falling from more than three million per day in April to about one million in June even as highly dangerous variants continue to spread.  A new study looked at 19 different text messages about getting the flu shot sent to more than 47,300 patients between September 2020 and December 2020 (file image) Researchers hope a similar system could help boost vaccination rates for COVID-19 shots, which have fallen from 3 million a day to 1 million a day. Pictured: A healthcare worker administers the COVID-19 vaccine as the Empire State Building, June 2021 For the study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team partnered with two large health systems:...
    Michael Costello and Chrissy Teigen are embroiled in a heated cyberbullying controversy. The fashion designer and former "Project Runway" star has claimed the former model sent him disparaging messages over Instagram years ago on social media that caused him to have suicidal thoughts. He posted the alleged messages from Teigen earlier this week, and on Thursday, Teigen's team claimed they are fake, according to Business Insider. Per the outlet, her team says there are "inconsistencies" with the messages such as Teigen not having a verified blue check next to her handle's name and icon images not matching up to what her profile looked like at the time.  Costello's team reacted to the "Cravings" author's claims. In a statement to Fox News on Friday, his rep stated: "The fact that Chrissy Teigen’s team is desperately trying to prove the DM’s are fake and attempts to discredit Michael Costello, a victim of trauma and bullying by Chrissy Teigen both online and offline, confirms that she remains the same bully, despite her public apology." CHRISSY TEIGEN BREAKS SILENCE ON CYBERBULLYING SCANDAL: 'I WAS...
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