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Black Monday 2.0: The Next Machine-Driven Meltdown

Authord by Ben Levisohn via Barrons, In the rise of computer-driven trading, some hear echoes of the stock market’s 1987 crash. Beware the feedback loop… Black Monday. Although the event to which those two words refer occurred 30 years ago, they still carry the weight of that day—Oct. 19, 1987—when the Dow Jones Industrial Average […]

Chris Hedges: Elites “Have No Credibility Left”

Chris Hedges and David North via TruthDig.com, On Monday, WSWS International Editorial Board Chairman David North interviewed Chris Hedges, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author, lecturer and former New York Times correspondent. Among Hedges’ best-known books are War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, The Death of the Liberal Class, Empire of Illusion: the End of Literacy and the […]

This $1.1 Million Silicon Valley Shack Is A Steal, But There’s A Bizarre Catch

The owner of one tiny, unassuming cottage in Mountain View, California just sold his house for well below the asking price of $1.6 million – but asked the new buyers to agree to one highly unusual condition: They must allow him to continue living there, rent free, for seven years, NBC News reported. The Silicon […]

Tech Vs. Trump: The Great Battle Of Our Time Has Begun

Authored by Niall Ferguson via The Spectator, Social media helped Donald Trump take the White House. Silicon Valley won’t let it happen again… In the 1962 Japanese sci-fi classic King Kong vs Godzilla, the two giant monsters fight to a stalemate atop Mount Fuji. I have been wondering for some time when the two giants […]

Hackers ‘Screw’ Millions Of PornHub Users In Large-Scale Malvertising Scheme

Via StockBoardAsset.com, Proofpoint, a next-generation American cybersecurity firm, has uncovered a large-scale malvertising  campaign in adverts appearing alongside videos on PornHub (Alexa US Rank 20 and world rank 37 as of this writing). Researchers at Proofpoint have pinpointed KovCoreG group, the hacker organization behind the “sophisticated social engineering scheme that convinced users to infect themselves” […]

New York Times Reveals That “Russia Ads” Were Mostly Made By Americans

The more details that emerge about Russia’s “sophisticated” efforts to sway the November election in favor of President Donald Trump, the more ridiculous Sen. Mark Warner’s aggressive rhetoric sounds. But instead of fading away, upcoming testimony from Facebook, Twitter and maybe Google will likely keep the story on life support for the foreseeable future, especially […]

“Melt Up”

Google searches for “melt up” are melting up… Source: Google Trends h/t @hmeisler

“Technical Error” Blamed For Dow Jones Fake News That Google Is Buying Apple

It appears that “fake news” has finally made it to the news wires. Shortly after the market open, Dow Jones blasted a story that “in a surprise to everyone who is alive” Google was buying Apple for $9 billion. It said that Google CEO Larry Page had “secret talks with the now-deceased Steve Jobs in […]

Google Is Using Hot Air Balloons To Restore Cell Service In Puerto Rico

While Elon Musk is pretending that he can rebuild Puerto Rico’s power grid with solar-powered batteries, Google wants to deliver cell phone service using balloons. Alphabet Inc., Google’s corporate parent, received permission on Friday from the FCC to begin providing emergency cellular service to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico using balloons. The effort appears to be a […]

Why Is Amazon Meeting With Banking Regulators?

While the financial media has been preoccupied with the idea that the banking business is at risk of being “Amazon’d” by the blockchain, the banks themselves are worried about being “Amazon’d” by…well…Amazon… Or at least they should be, as American Banker’s Lalita Clozel explains in a piece tracing large tech companies’ attempts to forge ties […]