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Frontrunning: July 25

Dollar slumps to 13-month lows before Fed; euro up (Reuters) Overwhelming approval likely for Russia bill (Reuters) Trump to study tougher Russia sanctions bill: White House (Reuters) Unrest bubbles among Trump’s key foreign policy aides (Reuters) Abe Overtaken by Rival as Top Choice for Japan Premier in Poll (BBG) More U.S. Cars Are Made in […]

“You Afraid Of A Dead Body?” Boys Who Laughed While Man Drowned Will Face Charges

In a news story that sounds like something from Mad Max, a group of Florida teenagers who filmed themselves laughing and cracking jokes while a disabled man drowned, and then left the scene without telling anybody, will face criminal charges after all – but there’s a catch. The teenagers, each between the ages of 14 […]

Visa Begins Bribing Merchants To Stop Taking Cash

Authored by Yves Smith via Naked Capitalism blog, The war on cash is escalating. A big driver isn’t central banks who want to be able to inflict negative interest rates on savers, or Treasuries who see cash transactions as hiding revenues from their tax collectors, but the payment networks that want to kill cash (and […]

How The Fed Helps The US Spy On Foreign Governments

It's widely known that the Federal Reserve has been tasked by Congress with a "dual mandate" to maintain stable consumer-goods prices, low unemployment and – oh yes – buoyant equity prices. However, as Reuters revealed on Monday, the central bank has another legally binding obligation that might upset some of its clients: Helping the US […]

Ron Paul Interviews Snowden On The “Rise Of The Deep State”

In a discussion with Edward Snowden on his weekly “Liberty Report," Ron Paul and the former NSA contractor trace the genesis of the so-called Deep State, and discuss how the US intelligence community uses covert programs like those exposed by Snowden in 2013 to trample individual freedoms. The most sinister quality of the Deep State, Snowden […]

NSA Whistleblower Accuses Agency Of “Mass Electronic Surveillance”

While former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney was burnishing his credentials as a master of the corporate turnaround during the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, US intelligence agencies were testing out their capabilities for mass electronic surveillance according to a recent Associated Press report. Ex-NSA spy Thomas Drake has alleged as much in a […]

Sorry Siri – You’re The Dumbest “Smart” Assistant Out There

Many industry experts predict that our interactions with computing devices will move away from text-based input towards voice-based input in the future. Smartphones, voice-enabled speakers and other devices already come with so-called smart assistants such as Siri, Cortana or Google Assistant. As Statista's Felix Richter notes, these virtual assistants can help you organize your day, control […]

Smartphone Addiction Tightens Its Global Grip

How long is it since you last used your phone? Chances are, you're using it right now to view this post. Analysts from Statista's Digital Market Outlook have revealed that the amount of time we're spending with our smartphones online has increased substantially over the last few years. You will find more statistics at Statista The term […]

Russian Hackers Infected 1 Million Bank Customer Smartphones

For all the accusations that Russian hacking only focuses outside the country – most notably to allegedly impact the outcome of democratic elections by exposing politicians’ dirty laundry – a Reuters report overnight revealed that Russian cyber criminals were just as eager to focus on their fellow countymen, using malware planted on Android mobile devices […]