Author: Peter B.

Pavel Durov explained in detail the removal of the Smart Voting bot in an open letter published in the Telegraph today. The “voting recommendation bot” was blocked on the night of September 17. The creator of Telegram noted that he cannot go against local agencies like Russia’s Roskomnadzor “without the support of Apple and Google.” He also considered that the demand “was not manifestly unconstitutional.” Pavel Durov explained why, during the elections to the State Duma, Telegram removed the Smart Voting bot with recommendations from Alexei Navalny’s team on alternative candidates. The founder of the messenger stressed that he, “unlike other applications,”…

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The first digital smiley emoticon was auctioned in the US to the highest bidder for $237,500 dollar, the auction house Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas announced. The computer scientist Dr. Scott Fahlman from the University of Pittsburgh first suggested the combination of characters “:-)” for use in this context on September 19, 1982 – it is now considered by many to be the forefather of the digital smiley. https://twitter.com/HeritageAuction/status/1441179041822822406 The initial bid for the so-called NFT, which contains Fahlman’s original notice (see below) on a university online message board, was $ 1,000. An NFT (non-fungible token) is a type of digital…

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China’s central bank declares all transactions of cryptocurrencies illegal, effectively banning digital tokens such as Bitcoin, Doge, or Ethereum. China itself is working on a digital variant of its currency, the Yuan – and is now declaring crypto war on everyone else. The People’s Bank of China, issued the following notice today: “Virtual currency transactions, token issuance financing, and virtual currency derivative transactions are all illegal financial activities and are strictly prohibited. Resolutely banned in accordance with the law”. http://www.pbc.gov.cn/goutongjiaoliu/113456/113469/4348556/index.html The statement from today however more or less re-iterates what China’s central bank has previously declared in 2017 already. Published…

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United Nations claims the world is on the “edge of an abyss” as the General Assembly convenes with leaders in attendance for the first time since the pandemic began. “I am here to sound the alarm: The world must wake up. We are on the edge of an abyss — and moving in the wrong direction. Our world has never been more threatened. Or more divided. We face the greatest cascade of crises in our lifetimes.”Secretary-General António Guterres of the UN https://twitter.com/UN_News_Centre/status/1440301213388443648 Biden is about to speak later today. Watch the U.N. General Assembly live https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smv5FPLFRhg

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The drama about weather reporters is back yet again. Videos have been circulating showing reporters fighting the strong winds, while behind them, it appears 2 guys stroll along, in shorts, eating ice cream. https://twitter.com/frankcorder/status/1432156322317967368 https://twitter.com/TylerJRoney/status/1432082602643673091 https://twitter.com/FL_Optimist/status/1432092749709430785 And they are already mocked: https://twitter.com/JanetSYoung1/status/1432185868589092865 Weather Channel responds to claims reporter was faking coverage of Hurricane Florence. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyrRCx8-fZk

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Elon Musk gives his final warning about Artificial Intelligence, also known as AI. Elon Musk discusses his look on life and why he figures we could be living in a reenactment, the secret subtleties that show why we’re in a recreated reality. Elon Musk clarifies that man-made brainpower and self-governing innovation are improving and better, and he anticipates that they should take over within the following 10 years. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQNBO6WbQo8

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Researchers have successfully tested a “Trojan Horse” drug that can kill cancer and bacterial cells without damaging nearby healthy tissue. Scientists at the University of Edinburgh combined the tiny cancer-killing molecule SeNBD with a chemical food compound to trick malignant cells into ingesting it. The peer-reviewed experimental study was carried out on zebrafish and human cells, but researchers say more studies are needed to confirm if it is a safe and swift method of treating early-stage cancer and drug-resistant bacteria. Cancerous cells are “greedy” and need to consume high amounts of food for energy and they typically ingest more than…

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A federal judge in Manhattan on Thursday ruled on a series of redactions. After reviewing arguments from both sides, U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan allowed most of the government’s redactions to remain in place over Maxwell’s objections while also adding several additional redactions at her request. “Those portions of the transcript, which were redacted in the civil matter, concern privacy interests, and their disclosure would merely serve to cater to a ‘craving for that which is sensational and impure,’” the judge wrote. “The Court thus concludes that such redactions are justified.” Details: https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/judge-rules-some-ghislaine-maxwell-details-are-too-sensational-and-impure-to-be-revealed-to-the-public/

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The Vatican admits it has nearly depleted its financial reserves and pleads for more donations from the faithful. The Vatican published its 2021 budget in its latest effort at greater transparency. It seeks to reassure donors that money is being well spent after mismanagement. However, the Vatican warned it has nearly depleted its reserves from donations. It is now urging the faithful to continue giving to cover its budget deficit. Francis’ economy minister, Reverend Juan Antonio Guerrero Alves, said the pandemic reduced donations as well as revenue from shuttered museums. He said this would contribute to a projected 30 percent…

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A US Navy destroyer has supposedly taken incredible footage. A video shows several pyramid-shaped UFOs swarming above the ship at night. The leaked video was just recently shared on social media websites. Filmmaker Jeremy Corbell was anonymously sent the baffling video from July 2019 as well as detailed information on an alleged intelligence briefing conducted by the Pentagon into Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Pjqdaz_b24 The Pentagon has now confirmed to The Black Vault via e-mail, that the photos and videos leaked this week, all were taken by Navy personnel. “I can confirm that the referenced photos and videos were taken by Navy…

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