US ‘swatting’ pranks stoke alarm in election year

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Washington (AFP) – Startled by nighttime pounding on his door, American political strategist Rick Wilson walked out in his underwear to find policemen with guns drawn. They were responding to yet another hoax, increasingly seen as a tool of intimidation in a crucial election year. In recent months, election workers, judges, and politicians — on both sides of the aisle — have been “swatted,” a potentially deadly prank when a caller triggers a large law enforcement response after reporting a false violent crime. The shenanigans have stoked concern in the build up to the widely anticipated Nove… Read More “US ‘swatting’ pranks stoke alarm in election year”

Newbury MP Laura Farris calls sexually explicit deepfake images ‘inherently misogynistic’ as creation becomes criminal offence

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It will now be a criminal offence to create a sexually explicit deepfake image. Deepfakes are digitally manipulated images and videos that alter a person’s face or body so that they appear to be somebody else. These artificial intelligence images are typically created to spread misinformation or are sexually explicit and made without consent. Last year, reforms in the Online Safety Act criminalised the sharing of ‘deepfake’ intimate images for the first time. But now it will now be illegal to create one, regardless if the creator intends to share it or not. Under the new offence, those who cre… Read More “Newbury MP Laura Farris calls sexually explicit deepfake images ‘inherently misogynistic’ as creation becomes criminal offence”

Behind the Scenes of Upstart Hldgs’s Latest Options Trends

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Benzinga

Whales with a lot of money to spend have taken a noticeably bearish stance on Upstart Hldgs. Looking at options history for Upstart Hldgs (NASDAQ:UPST) we detected 11 trades. If we consider the specifics of each trade, it is accurate to state that 45% of the investors opened trades with bullish expectations and 54% with bearish. From the overall spotted trades, 6 are puts, for a total amount of $288,443 and 5, calls, for a total amount of $181,559. Projected Price TargetsAnalyzing the Volume and Open Interest in these contracts, it seems that the big players have been eyeing a price window fro… Read More “Behind the Scenes of Upstart Hldgs’s Latest Options Trends”

UAE President, Romania PM discuss bilateral relations, witness exchange of two memoranda of understanding

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Abu Dhabi [UAE], April 18 (ANI/WAM): UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan today received Ion-Marcel Ciolacu, Prime Minister of Romania, who is on a working visit to the UAE. During the meeting at Qasr Al Shati, he welcomed the Romanian Prime Minister to the UAE, expressing his wishes for the success of the visit in advancing ties between the two countries in all fields. UAE President and the Romanian Prime Minister discussed opportunities to develop cooperation in various priority sectors, particularly economy and trade, in addition to renewable energy, food security and technology… Read More “UAE President, Romania PM discuss bilateral relations, witness exchange of two memoranda of understanding”

What Happens After The Bitcoin Halving?

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Benzinga

With the highly anticipated Bitcoin (CRYPTO: BTC) halving just two days away, analysts crypto research firm 10x Research are offering a detailed breakdown of what investors can expect in the aftermath of this pivotal event. What Happened: “While social media is abuzz with predictions of an immediate price surge,” says Markus Thielen, an analyst at 10x Research, “our analysis suggests a more nuanced scenario.” Pre-Halving Frenzy May Not Translate To Post-Halving Boom Thielen highlights Google Trends data showing a surge in “Bitcoin Halving” searches, exceeding even the 2020 halving peak. Howeve… Read More “What Happens After The Bitcoin Halving?”

Google sacks 28 employees who staged sit-in over Israel protest

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28 Google staff members have been fired after staging a protest inside their office over the company’s work for the Israeli military. Demonstrations were held at the tech giant’s offices in New York and Silicon Valley before nine employees were arrested for refusing to leave. Tensions at the company have grown after the technology firm began working to provide cloud computing services and artificial intelligence software for the Israeli government. The programme known as Project Nimbus is reportedly worth up to $1.2billion. Staff were seen wearing t-shirts and holding signs which read: “Google… Read More “Google sacks 28 employees who staged sit-in over Israel protest”

Google sacks 28 employees who staged sit-in over Israel protest

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28 Google staff members have been fired after staging a protest inside their office over the company’s work for the Israeli military. Demonstrations were held at the tech giant’s offices in New York and Silicon Valley before nine employees were arrested for refusing to leave. Tensions at the company have grown after the technology firm began working to provide cloud computing services and artificial intelligence software for the Israeli government. The programme known as Project Nimbus is reportedly worth up to $1.2billion. Staff were seen wearing t-shirts and holding signs which read: “Google… Read More “Google sacks 28 employees who staged sit-in over Israel protest”

Google sacks 28 employees who staged sit-in over Israel protest

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GB News (CA)

28 Google staff members have been fired after staging a protest inside their office over the company’s work for the Israeli military. Demonstrations were held at the tech giant’s offices in New York and Silicon Valley before nine employees were arrested for refusing to leave. Tensions at the company have grown after the technology firm began working to provide cloud computing services and artificial intelligence software for the Israeli government. The programme known as Project Nimbus is reportedly worth up to $1.2billion. Staff were seen wearing t-shirts and holding signs which read: “Google… Read More “Google sacks 28 employees who staged sit-in over Israel protest”

From Jenna Ortega to Lily Gladstone films, check out lineup for Tribeca Festival 2024

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New York [US], April 19 (ANI): The Tribeca Festival has announced the features lineup for its 2024 edition, which will open with the World premiere of the Hulu documentary ‘Diane von Furstenberg: Woman in Charge’, directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Trish Dalton, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Other important highlights of this festival includes the World premieres of documentaries about Liza Minnelli (Liza: A Truly Terrific Absolutely True Story), Harry Belafonte (Following Harry, exploring his life and legacy through the artists and activists carrying on his work, which will be follo… Read More “From Jenna Ortega to Lily Gladstone films, check out lineup for Tribeca Festival 2024”

Alcoa Reports Q1 Results; Newmont’s 2023 Sustainability Report; Foremost Lithium To Attend Planet MicroCap Showcase And More: Thursday’s Top Mining Stories

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Top Stories for April 18, 2024:Alcoa Corp (NYSE:AA) reported first-quarter losses of 81 cents per share with revenues of $2.6 billion, slightly above the expected $2.56 billion.In the alumina segment, revenues rose by 6% due to higher prices and increased shipments, while the aluminum segment saw a 3% revenue drop from lower prices and shipment timing. Alumina production fell by 4% to 2.67 million metric tons and aluminum production remained stable at 542,000 metric tons. Alcoa also finalized acquiring Alumina Limited and projects full-year alumina production of 9.8 million to 10 million metri… Read More “Alcoa Reports Q1 Results; Newmont’s 2023 Sustainability Report; Foremost Lithium To Attend Planet MicroCap Showcase And More: Thursday’s Top Mining Stories”