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When 90%+ of both active enterprise and consumer computing products suffer single point failure vulnerabilities on a chipset level, vulnerabilities that grant the exploiter access to full system resources, security is rendered a joke.
We live in a joke security age.
The question isn't if systems are secure, the question is merely to what degree does a large adversary want to reveal their hand of penetration? The questions for the consumer public are simply to what degree are they aware of the existence of their exploiter and to what degree do they view them as a benign dictator.

The Internet Of Things is it's own governance and economic system in and of itself.
Old State Governments and Corporate Enterprise but facsimiles to it's New Order.
Voting publics need not apply.
Gig economy singin "Serfin USA" on global scale.
"In The Algos We Trust"
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AOC does her homework, unlike a lot of pols.


#economics #politics
Two women won the backing of EU leaders to head the European commission and the European Central Bank, breaking with more than 60 years of male dominance
Andrzej Krauze on top EU jobs – cartoon
#EuropeanUnion #Europe #ChristineLagarde #UrsulavonderLeyen #EuropeanCentralBank #Economics #Business #Worldnews #Women
The #Netherlands are such a great country 😀

#environment #economics
French government blamed as €33bn deal to create world’s third-largest carmaker stalls

The proposed €33bn merger of Fiat Chrysler and Renault has collapsed after an intervention from the French government, Renault’s biggest shareholder.

Fiat Chrysler, an Italian-American company, withdrew from a 50-50 merger proposal for its French rival after a board meeting on Wednesday. A deal would have created the world’s third-largest carmaker behind Volkswagen and Toyota.
Renault-Fiat Chrysler merger collapses
#Automotiveindustry #Renault #FiatChrysler #Business #Mergersandacquisitions #France #USeconomy #Economics #Europe #Worldnews
Italy’s debt amounts to 132% and servicing is more than annual education budget

The EU is poised to punish Italy over its “snowballing” spending and borrowing, putting Brussels on a collision course with the populist government in Rome.

In a move expected to raise tensions with Italy, the European commission paved the way for an initial fine of as much as €3.5bn (£3.1bn) on Wednesday after advising the country had met the threshold for disciplinary action.
EU could fine Italy £3bn for breaking spending and borrowing rules
#Italy #Europeancommission #EuropeanUnion #Europe #Worldnews #MatteoSalvini #LuigiDiMaio #Economics #Europeanbanks #Business
The consensus around Labour’s Euroscepticism is collapsing. The party must change its stance radically, and urgently

I am told that, shortly before the elections for the European parliament, Jeremy Corbyn was flirting with the idea of being less hostile towards the Remain campaign. Even he could read the opinion polls. However, according to my informant, he was immediately sat upon by his spin doctor, Seumas Milne, and other members of the politburo of what passes for the modern Labour party.

The policy of so-called “constructive ambiguity” remained in place, with all too predictable results at the polls. This approach was tested to destruction, thereby proving what had been obvious for some time: that it was, in truth, a policy of destructive ambiguity.

I wonder if Lavery is aware that, in his contempt for intellectuals, he is sneering at great Labour figures of the past
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PINE64 Smartphone "PinePhone" Development Kit
Project Don't be evil is an actual smartphone developer kit for the PINE64 Smartphone dubbed "PinePhone". It is used in the early stages of development as a starting point for affiliated projects.
Peponi - 2019-05-27 08:13:53 GMT
@Venty https://wiki.pine64.org/index.php/Project_Don't_be_evil

#phone #smartphone #os #alternative #pine64 #noandroid #linuxphone
As the anniversaries of D-Day and Monte Cassino approach, we should remember how and why the ‘European project’ started

Shortly after Thursday’s elections for the European parliament, we shall be witnessing the 75th anniversaries of D-Day and of the terrible carnage of the battle of Monte Cassino. One hopes that memories of these events – or, in many cases, learning about them for the first time – may concentrate minds on all sides in the debate about our future relationship with the rest of Europe.

It was the horror of the second world war that led European leaders to bring individual countries together in the hope that future conflict could be avoided. Despite the fantasies of Nigel Farage and his ilk, winning that war was hardly a solo effort on the part of Great Britain. The Americans were an indispensable force in the D-Day landings; Polish forces lost many troops fighting at Monte Cassino. And, of course, the war was won by the allies as a whole, who included the US, Commonwealth countries and, not least, the Soviet Union.

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In footage reportedly shot in London last summer during a dinner with far-right European nationalists, Mr Bannon said Breitbart was in “tough financial shape” after seeing advertising revenues plummet "90 per cent".

He credited the slump to work done by campaign group Sleeping Giants, which pressures companies into cutting ties with media it deems to be racist or sexist.
BY Tom Embury-Dennis - @tomemburyd - 6 days ago

SOURCE : https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/steve-bannon-breitbart-boycott-advertising-sleeping-giants-trump-a8854381.html

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is the real estate bubble starting to collapse in Australia? - trapped in their property mortgage

as you might now… 2008 was a real estate crisis, according to Dr Prof Ehnts 1929 was a combination of stock market crash and real estate bubble bursting… now let’s hope “they” won’t get the timing right this time.


it’s always the same with capitalism… it “works so well” that it completely get’s out of balance – on purpose?

But who profits?

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The Rothschild Family

Baron Rothschild: “the time to buy is when there’s blood in the streets.”

to be honest – i would like investors to do the exact opposite – i would like them to invest into stability – into making societies and economies fair, just and resilient – and not profit from the suffering of others – like vampires.

in short: be good citizens.
  • give 0% loans to people that need a modest home
  • give 0% loans to people that want to produce their own food, electricity, heating
  • give 0% loans to institutions that research technology for the be
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On Trump's current nominee for the Fed, Stephen Moore

On December 22nd Mr Moore said he thought the members of the Federal Reserve Board should be “thrown out for economic malpractice.” On March 13th he co-authored an opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal accusing the Fed of acting as an obstacle to American growth.

They're talking about this particular piece.

During the Obama administration he railed at the Fed for keeping interest rates too low, and also urged it to shrink the size of its balance sheet. But then he became an advisor to the Drumpf administration’s election campaign (he recently published a book entitled, “Trumponomics” with Arthur Laffer, an economist). And suddenly he turned from monetary policy hawk to dove. It appears his instincts are informed less by sound principles of economic policy than by whatever he thinks most likely to please Mr Drumpf.
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