Transgender Ex-Amazon Employee Charged In Capital One Hack

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Paige Thompson, the 33 year old former Amazon employee who was been charged with stealing sensitive data belonging to 100 million Capital One credit card applicants, is a transgender woman who has shown signs of erratic behavior on line, including sharing about the depression she felt after having to recently euthanize a pet, according to… Read More

China Armed Forces Prepare For Massive International War Exercise

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The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is preparing for a massive war exercise, called International Army Games (IAG), expected to kick-off next week, reported China Military. <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> The military exercise will be held in ten countries: Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia, and Uzbekistan. More than 6,000 troops… Read More

Microsoft Invests $1 Billion In Musk's OpenAI, Will Become Exclusive Cloud Provider

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Microsoft announced a $1 billion investment in Elon Musk’s OpenAI, which aims to build “friendly AI” that won’t wipe out humanity.  <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> In exchange, Microsoft will become OpenAI’s exclusive cloud provider, according to CNBC.  According to the company, artificial general intelligence (AGI) will be able to solve more complex problems than standard AI… Read More

"I've Had Many Strange Experiences In My Life" – Inside Epstein's 'Honey Trap' On E 71st Street

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Authored by Eric Margolis via I’ve had many strange experiences in my decades of covering intelligence affairs. These run from being invited to KGB HQ in Moscow, Chinese intelligence in Beijing, US intelligence in Virginia, Libyan intelligence in Tripoli, South African intelligence, and even Albanian intelligence in Tirana. But none was odder than the day I… Read More

How Long Is Jeffrey Epstein For This World?

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Authored by Raul Ilargi Meijer via The Automatic Earth blog, First of all, I dearly wish I never had to read or write about Jeffrey Epstein again. But I can’t. And going over the reports about him, and watching the videos below (I’m sure there’s a thousand more), I started thinking I don’t see how… Read More

"This Is A Fraud" – WeWork Co-Founder Cashes Out $700M As IPO Looms

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This doesn’t exactly inspire confidence in WeWork’s (otherwise known as “the We Company”) upcoming IPO. An investigation by the Wall Street Journal has determined that WeWork co-founder Adam Neumann has cashed out more than $700 million from the company using a mix of stock sales and debt. If that number seems unusually large, that’s because… Read More

US Regulator Investigating "Shady Rekting Racket" BitMEX Crypto Exchange

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Authored by William Suberg via, United States regulator the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is reportedly investigating derivatives giant BitMEX. <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> image courtesy of CoinTelegraph CFTC wants to know if Americans using BitMEX According to sources citing people familiar with the matter speaking to Bloomberg on July 19, the CFTC suspects that BitMEX, which… Read More

Tesla Claims Secret Project Has Fallen Into Chinese Rival's Hands

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Authored by John LeSage via, Tesla and Apple both suspect that their self-driving car technology has been stolen by engineers who went over to a Chinese competitor. That’s a very time-sensitive claim, with intellectual property theft being a central issue in President Donald Trump’s intense trade war against China. The electric carmaker filed a lawsuit… Read More

Finance Trends 2019 Mid-Year Markets Review

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Email subscribers of the Finance Trends Newsletter receive the first look at new articles and market updates, such as the following piece, sent out to our email list on Sunday (6/14).  Hello and welcome, everyone!If you received our last email notice over the July 4th holiday, you’ll know that this weekend’s newsletter will serve as… Read More

Mainstream Media Hide Skripal's Connections To Russiagate-Trump Case

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Authored by Eric Zuesse via The Strategic Culture Foundation, First of all, everyone should read this:  “The 10 Worst, Most Embarrassing US Media Failures on the Trump-Russia Story”. It is important background for understanding what follows, because the following helps to explain what is displayed in that brilliant prior article. <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–>… Read More