Delta CEO Calls Boeing 737 Max Problems a ‘One Off’ Despite Two Deadly Crashes on Other Airlines

Delta has never flown the Boeing 737 Max plane, which has been grounded worldwide in the wake of two crashes that killed 346 people in Ethiopia and Indonesia. But Delta still wants to assure people that Boeing’s problems aren’t a big deal, judging by the discussion that Delta CEO Ed Bastian had at the Code Conference in the US state of Arizona on Tuesday. Read More >>

China Allegedly Conducting Cyber Attacks Against Telegram Messaging App to Suppress Hong Kong Protests

The Chinese government is allegedly conducting cyber attacks against the messaging app Telegram in an effort to frustrate this week’s protests in Hong Kong, according to the CEO of Telegram. Read More >>

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British Official Signs U.S. Extradition Order For Julian Assange Despite Bad Blood Between Home Secretary and Trump Regime

Home Secretary Sajid Javid told BBC Radio today that he has signed the extradition order for Julian Assange, paving the way for the WikiLeaks founder to be sent to the U.S. to face charges of computer hacking and espionage. Read More >>

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Russian Propaganda Outlet Claims You Can’t Embed This Leaked Video of Julian Assange

RT has published leaked footage from inside the prison where Julian Assange is currently serving a 50-week sentence for jumping bail in 2012. And hilariously RT, a Russian propaganda outlet financed by the Kremlin, claims that news outlets and Internet users aren’t allowed to embed the video, despite the fact that RT has posted it on both YouTube and Twitter. Read More >>

Google Says Huawei Ban Threatens US National Security by Forcing Chinese Tech Giant to Create Insecure OS: Report

Google is warning the US government that its ban on Chinese tech giant Huawei actually puts America’s national security at risk by forcing Huawei to produce an insecure operating system that could be exploited by bad actors, both governments and lone hackers alike. That’s the claim in a new report by the Financial Times, providing a peek into the lobbying effort that’s going on behind the scenes as the New Cold War plays out in the world of technology. Read More >>

That Viral Video of a Family Fleeing an Avalanche is Totally Fake

Have you seen that viral video of a family watching an avalanche? The dad leaves his wife and kids to die as the avalanche barrels down on them. It’s pretty funny in a twisted way. But the video is totally fake. Read More >>

How People Talked About iTunes When it First Launched

It’s official. Apple has announced that it would begin killing off iTunes, one of the company’s most important software products ever. And, to be honest, there isn’t much love lost, since iTunes has become widely reviled by most users in recent years. But that wasn’t always the case. Read More >>

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Think HBO’s Chernobyl Is Brutal? Check Out This Haunting Animation That Aired on TV in the 1950s

HBO’s new miniseries Chernobyl has gotten a lot of attention for its gory realism. Radiation from a nuclear power plant disaster is brutal for the human body, to say the least. But the explicit nature of Chernobyl almost pales in comparison to some of the things that were shown in the 1950s. Like this British short film that was played for parents and kids alike in 1956. Read More >>

China Clearly Signals It’s Prepared to Use a Key Component in Phones as It Fights US Trade War

The Chinese government is showing signs that it’s ready to use rare earth metals as a bargaining chip in the trade war between the US and China that’s escalated over recent weeks. China supplies roughly 80 per cent of all rare earth metals used by the US in everything from smartphones to X-ray machines, which means that this could be a potentially expensive problem for America. Read More >>

Cuba’s Internet Restrictions Continue to Crumble as It Legalises Private Wifi and Imported Routers

If you want to get online in Cuba, you currently have to go to a government-sanctioned hotspot, build your own illicit hotspot using illegal routers, or create a hotspot with an expensive 3G connection on your phone. But that will soon change, according to the Associated Press. Read More >>

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Swedish Court Rules Against Detaining Julian Assange, Leaving Extradition in Limbo

A Swedish court has ruled that Julian Assange should not be detained in absentia, the first step necessary under Swedish law before a formal bid of extradition can be made to Britain, according to Swedish news site The Local. Read More >>

China Creates ‘Unreliable Entity List’ of Foreign Companies Following US Ban on Huawei

The Chinese government announced today that it would create an “Unreliable Entity List” of foreign companies and individuals that threaten the interests of Chinese companies. Read More >>

Terry Pratchett Predicted the Rise of Nazis Online During an Interview with Bill Gates in 1995

Most of us weren’t online back in 1995, let alone getting most of our news from online sources. But the late fantasy author Terry Pratchett knew what was coming. And a newly unearthed GQ interview from 1995, with Bill Gates no less, reveals that Pratchett really could see the future. Read More >>

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Julian Assange Fails to Appear in London Court Citing Serious Health Problems

Julian Assange failed to appear via video link for an extradition hearing in a London court today after WikiLeaks said that it was “gravely concerned” for Assange’s health. Read More >>