IRAN is poised to launch cyber attacks on the West “within months” in retaliation for the US pulling out of the nuclear deal, experts have warned. Those at greatest risk include banks, energy companies and government departments - the same targets hit by Iranian hacking in 2012 and 2014. Planning for such attacks was probably already underway, according to intelligence received by researchers at cyber security firm Recorded Future. They said a former Iranian state-backed hacker has claimed more than 50 operatives were now competing for government-directed cyber attacks. "Iran will likely respond quickly by launching destructive attacks on American, European, and rival nation (such as Saudi Arabia and Israel) businesses," its report said. Recorded Future expert Levi Gundert said the Iranian regime does not juts want revenge it also wants to prevent any more sanctions. "They've developed this ability over the last years and there's no reason for them not to use it now," he … [Read more...] about Iran will launch cyber attacks on the West AGAIN in revenge for Donald Trump scrapping nuke deal, security experts warn
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I take it we all know what a kakistocracy is by now? In case you don’t, let me fill you in. A kakistocracy is a system of government run by the least qualified, most unscrupulous candidates possible. The key features of people willing to get ahead in a kakistocracy are amorality and complete loyalty to those higher up. It quite literally means leadership by the worst people imaginable. Look at Nazi Germany, for instance. After a few years, certainly by the late 1930s, it became clear that to work for Hitler you had to be one of two things: a completely twisted lunatic or so ambitious, scheming and desperate for power that you’d overlook anything to get there. (Obviously these two can be combined. You can be a twisted lunatic who is also ambitious, scheming and desperate for power.) By the end, Hitler was surrounded only by idiots or fanatical loyalists and the Nazi kakistocracy lasted little more than a decade. Stalin’s kakistocracy in Russia fared much better. He … [Read more...] about Hitler and Stalin offer insights into the way Donald Trump and Theresa May rule
As Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg prepared for his appearance before Congress this week, he is unlikely to have anticipated facing so many questions about Diamond and Silk. The Silicon Valley giant - quizzed by members of the House Commerce Committee over his company's role in the Cambridge Analytica data scandal and the social network's vulnerability to exploitation - was asked repeatedly about the Republican commentators and accused of banning their videos for political ends. "Why is Facebook censoring conservative bloggers such as Diamond and Silk? Facebook called them 'unsafe' to the community. That is ludicrous. They hold conservative views. That isn’t unsafe," said Representative Joe Barton, a Texas Republican, reading aloud a message from a constituent. Read more Fact-checking some of Zuckerberg's strangest claims to US politicians Mr Zuckerberg responded by explaining that, "in that specific case, our team made an … [Read more...] about Diamond and Silk: Who are the Donald Trump super-fans and why are they angry with Facebook?
How the FBI managed to turn Donald Trump into a victim I do not know, but it seems they have done precisely that. Actually, I do know how they’ve done it. They’ve done it by losing any sense of proportion and raiding the office of President Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, in full gangbusters style. It’s as if the lawyer’s offices were harbouring some Isis operatives intent on a terror attack, or maybe some vicious narco cartel boss. Of course, Cohen’s premises were only a safe refuge of sorts for the details of the president’s relationship (or not) with Stormy Daniels. Ostensibly, this is because of an acknowledged payment apparently made by Cohen personally to the former adult film actor (real name Stephanie Clifford), which in turn is connected with a sexual relationship (or not) between the two. Donald Trump's first year: in pictures 29 show all Donald Trump's first year: in pictures … [Read more...] about By raiding Michael Cohen’s office in full gangbusters style, the FBI has managed to make Donald Trump the victim
Donald Trump's peculiar and elaborate hairstyle has been commented on for years, since way before he became the 45th President of the United States. Many have suggested that the solid barnet is in fact a wig, while others have said if he does wear a wig he can probably afford a better looking one. For his part, Trump has always insisted his do is natural, tweeting in April 2013: "As everybody knows, but the haters & losers refuse to acknowledge, I do not wear a “wig.” My hair may not be perfect but it’s mine." But he is also pretty touchy when it comes to comments about it, snapping in 2012: "@BetteMidler talks about my hair but I'm not allowed to talk about her ugly face or body --- so I won't. Is this a double standard?". But it seems there's more at work than a brush and an industrial-sized can of fixing spray. There's also drugs, surgery and a supermarket hair dye involved too. Here's all the mechanics behind the infamous hairstyle. Read More Donald Trump … [Read more...] about Donald Trump’s hair secrets revealed