Github removes Tsunami Democrtics APK after a takedown order from Spain

Microsoft-owned Github has removed the APK of an app for organizing political protests in the autonomous community of Catalonia — acting on a court takedown request sent by Spain’s Guardia Civil, a national police force with military status. As we reported earlier this month supporters of independence for Catalonia have regrouped under a new banner — calling itself Tsunami Democràtic — with the aim of rebooting the political movement and campaigning for self-determination by mobilizing street protests and peaceful civil disobedience. The group has also been developing bespoke technology tools to coordinate protest action. It’s one of these tools, the Tsunami Democràtic app, which was being hosted as an APK on Github and has now been taken down. The app …

15 Stories From A Movie Theater Employee Youd Probably Wish Were Not Real

I absolutely love going to the cinema and so do plenty of you, I’d wager. But while we’re gleefully giggling at comedies or gasping as action heroes leap across rooftops, we remain blissfully unaware of what goes on backstage. Let me tell you, the lives of movie theater employees aren’t even half as glamorous as that of Hollywood stars. In an interview, Hymeria told Bored Panda that a lot of her friends thought that her stories were hilarious and encouraged her to share them online “ if for no other reason than to give people a little look into the hardships of theater life, and some of the events that can happen to us.” “I think every job has its …

The Guardian view on Baghdadis death: not enough to destroy Islamic State | Editorial

Editorial: The sociology of violence espoused by Isis will only be defeated by a political project that transcends the religious, nationalist and ethnic schisms in the region At the end of June 2014 pledge allegiance and support. Baghdadi, the latest leader of so-called Islamic State, had made a name for his group with a murderous reign of terror culminating in the shock fall of the city of Mosul into his hands a fortnight earlier. His claims about crushing the idol of democracy and defeating agents of the crusaders and atheists, and the guards of the Jews were followed by a campaign of Muslims primarily. Baghdadis empire-building came to nothing when the caliphate died like a dog was unpleasant, unnecessary and …

Despite the odds, I became a rocket scientist. Other women can do the same

One of the most enduring lessons I learned as a Girl Scout growing up in poverty in Las Cruces, New Mexico, is that once you believe you can do something and you develop the courage and confidence to persevere, you can be fearless. I started taking science and math electives in school and went on to study engineering in college. After graduating, I had the amazing opportunity to work at NASA on the Voyager 2 flyby of Jupiter and two of its moons and on the Solar Polar Solar Probe, now known as the Parker Solar Probe. I then got my master’s in systems engineering at Stanford and pursued a career in technology. LGBT workers should be protected. Let’s hope …

Popular app Snaptube caught serving invisible ads and charging users for premium purchases they havent made

A popular video downloader app for Android has been found generating fake ad clicks and unauthorized premium purchases from its users, according to a security firm. Snaptube, which boasts some 40 million users, allows users to download videos and music from YouTube, Facebook and other major video sites. The app, developed in China, is not on Google Play because the app maker claims Google will not allow video downloader apps on the store. Some third-party app stores estimate Snaptube has been downloaded more than a billion times to date. The app’s developer says that the app is “safe” to use. But researchers at London-based security firm Upstream, which shared its findings exclusively with TechCrunch, said the free app ends up costing …

Foursquare CEO calls on Congress to regulate the location data industry

The chief executive of Foursquare, one of the largest location data platforms on the internet, is calling on lawmakers to pass legislation to better regulate the wider location data industry amid abuses and misuses of consumers’ personal data. It comes in the aftermath of the recent location sharing scandal, which revealed how bounty hunters were able to get a hold of any cell subscriber’s real-time location data by obtaining the records from the cell networks. Vice was first to report the story. Since then there have been numerous cases of abuse — including the mass collection of vehicle locations in a single database, and popular iPhone apps that were caught collecting user locations without explicit permission. The cell giants have …

Mexican gunfight between army and civilians leaves 15 dead

One soldier and 14 civilians killed in state of Guerrero in second mass killing in Mexico in two days A gunfight between security forces and armed civilians in Mexicos south-western state of Guerrero has left 15 people dead, in the second mass killing to shake the country in as many days. The Guerrero state public security spokesman, Roberto lvarez, said 14 civilians and one soldier died in the shootout in the municipality of Tepochica, near Iguala, a city notorious for the 2014 disappearances of 43 student teachers. A photograph of the aftermath seen by Reuters showed two slain civilians, one of them hanging limply off the side of a battered pickup truck that had been riddled with bullets as security …

‘They didn’t allow me inside’: Daleside revisited a photo essay

When Lindokuhle Sobekwas mother worked in this community, the family wouldnt let him inside. He returned to document the towns transformation I first went because my mother used to be employed there as a domestic worker, says photojournalist Lindokuhle Sobekwa. When I first visited Daleside, to me it seemed an isolated place, a ghost town. Daleside used to be a white-dominated area, but now it is mixed. In the early 2000s Sobekwas mother took a job as live-in help with a white family in this town south of Johannesburg. As she struggled alone to support her four children he only saw her on weekends and during school holidays. I would visit Daleside with my brother and we would assist her …

Mick Mulvaney seeks Trump damage control over impeachment and more

Chief of staff defends Doral G7 fiasco and his own Ukraine quid pro quo remarks, insisting his job is not in danger Senior Trump administration officials were on Sunday scrambling to defend the president from Acting chief staff Mick Mulvaney was forced to row back comments he made earlier in the week a White House briefing on Thursday, Mulvaney listed three issues tied to the decision to withhold almost $400m in aid. These included whether [Ukrainian officials] were cooperating in an ongoing investigation with our Department of Justice related to the origins of the inquiry into Russian interference in 2016 election, which Mulvaney linked to an unfounded conspiracy theory which says Ukraine was involved in the theft of emails from …

Mick Mulvaney’s Missteps Draw Scrutiny From Trump Allies

First, President Donald Trump’s acting chief of staff stirred up a tempest by acknowledging that the administration had held up aid to Ukraine in part to prod that country to investigate Democrats and the 2016 elections. Then Mulvaney went on television Sunday to defend his boss in effusive terms — and ended up making a new problematic comment. The bookended performances over the span of a few days were panned by the president’s allies and cast doubt on Mulvaney’s job security at the White House. At a press conference Thursday, Mulvaney tried to put a positive spin on Trump’s selection of his Doral, Florida, golf resort to host next year’s Group of Seven world summit. It was also an opportunity …

TC Top Picks: Ember Fund

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What Vindman’s testimony shows us about Trump’s idea of loyalty

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump wants a Lt. Col. Oliver North. What he’s got is Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman. Vindman made that clear on Tuesday. While the whistleblower and the anonymous New York Times op-ed writer are keeping their identities hidden, Vindman — still a White House employee — showed up to testify in person. He arrived on Capitol Hill in a dress uniform displaying a Purple Heart and declared himself an American patriot in his opening statement. Vindman making the choice to testify about his concerns that Trump was inappropriately pressuring Ukraine and his efforts to fix omissions in the July 25 call transcript that proves the point. The vile attacks on his patriotism were dismissed even by Trump’s Republican …

Your Questions Answered: Who can stand for election?

Everyone present at the vote count will be issued with a ticket or entrance pass. They must maintain the secrecy of the vote and ensure the votes are not tampered with. If I have a postal vote, can I still vote in person? – Anna Bennett, Torquay If you decide you don’t want to post your ballot, or you miss the deadline, you can hand in your postal vote at your registered polling station. But you can’t vote in person in the polling booth. If you want to cancel your postal vote you can contact your local authority. How do I know that my postal vote has been received and not altered? – Mark Stolarek, Kirkcaldy To prevent fraud and …

Russia building new empire in Africa: ‘The United States should be hugely concerned’

Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, poses for a photo with leaders of African countries at the Russia-Africa summit in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019.  (TASS via AP) “Moscow’s goals are diametrically opposed to those of Washington. American leadership in Africa matters and the Trump Administration must make every effort to ensure that the U.S. voice is heard on the African continent, challenging the rising presence of both Putin’s Russia and Xi Jinping’s China.” Russia appears, another analyst says, to be making deals while the U.S. sleeps on the job. President Trump has yet to visit the African continent, but Putin has. Russia hosted this past week’s massive jamboree in the resort city of Sochi. …