Daily Archives: June 12, 2014

Facebook Expands Ad Targeting Of Users To Include Out-Of-Network Browsing Data – 12 June 2014

RT logoFacebook is to start providing advertisers with more user data, drawing from browsing habits and external websites visited, in addition to their current ‘likes.’ This will be the first time that Facebook has used information from outside the network.

The company announced the change early on Thursday, saying the move is aimed at targeting individual users more efficiently.

“If you live in the US, you’ll be able to use ad preferences in the next few weeks, and we are working hard to expand globally in the coming months,” Facebook stated in a blog post on Thursday.

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‘US Blocking Gas Settlement In Ukraine To Prolong Conflict’ – 12 June 2014

RT logoAuthor : Neil Clark is a journalist, writer and broadcaster. His award winning blog can be found at www.neilclark66.blogspot.com. Follow him on Twitter

Washington is making Ukraine stall on a gas settlement agreement with Russia to try and draw out the conflict, journalist and broadcaster Neil Clark told RT. Moscow offered Ukraine a 25 percent discount on gas, but Kiev insists this is not enough.

RT: We heard just a few moments ago from President Putin, sending out a warning to Kiev. Do you think they are likely to listen?

Neil Clark: I’m not sure they will do actually. I think he’s absolutely right to send this warning out, but of course this is already being portrayed in the West as Russia trying to make threats and it’s quite remarkable, isn’t it? Ukraine has been offered a very generous discount on this and yet they still want more and it really is quite incredible the nerve and the Chutzpah of the Ukrainian government on this.

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Tear Gas, Stun Grenades: Brazilian Police Disperse Protesters Hours Before WC Opener – 12 June 2014

RT logoBrazilian police have used teargas and stun grenades in San Paolo clashing with about 200 protesters angry with the govt overspending on the 2014 FIFA World Cup. This occurred hours before the tournament’s opening game to be held in the city.

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There were also reports of rubber bullets that were used against peaceful protesters who were trying to cut off a key venue leading to the Arena Corinthians stadium – the location of the first game of the Cup between hosting Brazil and Crotia.

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UK Judges Block First Fully Secret Trial – 12 June 2014

Court of Appeal of England and Wales (Photo by Anthony Majanlahti / flickr.com)

Court of Appeal of England and Wales (Photo by Anthony Majanlahti / flickr.com)

The Court of Appeal has partially blocked the first completely secret trial in Britain. Although the judges agreed that the ‘core’ of the trial must be kept secret in the interests of national security, parts of it must also be held in public.

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Massive Flaw Could Have Exposed Every Gmail User’s Address – 12 June 2014

Screenshot from mail.google.com

Screenshot from mail.google.com

A gaping security bug in Google’s systems may have been used to unearth millions upon millions of users’ email addresses. The activist claimed it took Google a month to rectify the problem after his report to the company.

Tel Aviv-based security researcher Oren Hafif discovered the bug and has informed Google, which has managed to resolve the problem. Continue reading

Jon Rappoport – Is This Why No One Found WMDS In Iraq? – 12 June 2014

jon7Yes, prior to Gulf War 2, all sorts of people were lying about WMDs in Iraq. There was the whole business about the yellowcake and Niger, and Colin Powell speaking before the UN.

There was a WMD depot in Iraq that wasn’t a depot.

There were people who said they had secret evidence Saddam shipped weapons out of the country. And maybe they did have evidence.

But this is a different story. It involves the prospect of inspectors finding very serious weapons and then saying, “Wait! The weapons’ containers have American labels on them!” Continue reading

ZeroHedge – Obama Responds To Iraq Request For “Kinetic Support”, Says Ready To Take Military Action- 12 June 2014

 ZeroHedgeAs we reported yesterday, Iraq, realizing it has neither the capacity nor the willingness to engage Al Qaeda’s ISIS “spin off” did what every other oil-rich regime in such a situation does: asked Obama for “kinetic support.” Moments ago Obama gave his response:
  • OBAMA SAYS “I DON’T RULE OUT ANYTHING” WHEN IT COMES TO HELPING IRAQ DEAL WITH INSURGENTS
  • OBAMA SAYS US HAS AN INTEREST IN MAKING SURE JIHADISTS DON’T GAIN A FOOTHOLD IN IRAQ
  • OBAMA SAYS THERE WILL BE SHORT-TERM IMMEDIATE ACTIONS THAT NEED TO BE DONE MILITARILY IN IRAQ, US OFFICIALS LOOKING AT ALL OPTIONS

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