Archive for March 13th, 2017

‘Local sources say at least 10 civilians have lost their lives when the US-led coalition purportedly fighting Daesh in Syria carried out an airstrike against a militant-held area in the country’s northern province of Aleppo.

The sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the aerial attack targeted the town of Maskanah, located 100 kilometers southeast of the provincial capital city of Aleppo, on Sunday, Arabic-language Qasioun Agency news outlet reported.

The report said ten people were killed and several others injured in the air raid.

The Britain-based so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) also reported that US-led military aircraft had launched a series of attacks against the villages of Qabtan al-Jabal, Kafr Hamrah and Yaqid al-Adas in the northwestern suburbs of Aleppo.’

Read more: US-led coalition airstrike kills 10 civilians near Aleppo: Report


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‘A new malicious application tries to disguise itself as the Google Chrome browser to fool victims into entering their payment card details. The app is still active at the time of writing and sends collected user details to an AOL email address.

Discovered today by MalwareHunter, this application goes above and beyond of what other card stealers have attempted, most of which are half-baked efforts, often easy to recognize as malicious applications thanks to their quirky graphics and misaligned designs.

This app, named “Betaling – Google Chrome.exe”, tries to pass as the Google Chrome browser and does a good job at it. Betaling uses the standard Chrome icon and window layout, complete with an address bar, and even an HTTPS lock icon to trick users they’re on a real website.’

Read more: Credit Card Stealer Disguises as Google Chrome Browser

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The Australian government wants to ban unvaccinated children from nursery schools across the country.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has written to state and territory leaders to push for nationally consistent laws to protect young children from disease.

Under his new proposal, the immunisation rates of all preschools and daycare centres would be made publicly available to parents, and the right to make a formal objection to vaccination would end.’

Read more: Australia vaccine fascism – now childcare ban on unvaccinated children ‘considered’

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Coffin apartments in Hong Kong and one-room-families in LA

The world isn’t getting any bigger, but it’s population certainly is. And for many of its most condensed cities, its the poorest who must bear the brunt of a worsening battle for space. Pictured, clockwise from top left, a Hong Kong resident who lives in a ‘cage home’ and pays around the equivalent of $200 per month in rent for it; a woman and her son live in a 60-sq-ft ‘coffin’ apartment for around $600 per month; in South Korea, 73-year-old divorcee Kong Kyung-soon makes do with little more than six square feet in Seocho-gu, adjacent to the wealthy Gangnam suburb in Seoul; and In 2011, Tracy Burger, his wife Elizabeth and their son, were forced to move into the cramped one-room garage attached to the house of Elizabeth’s mother after losing their jobs during the 2009 financial crisis.


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| 12 March 2017 | People associated with Hillary Clinton’s campaign also met with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak, according to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman.

Putin aide: Clinton advisers met with Russian ambassador ‘lots’ of times

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