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Violent clashes erupt at Trump’s “birther” press conference Fire and blood at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.

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Fire and blood at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. tonight, as the GOP nominee’s press conference devolves into a full scale riot and hostage situation. Trump had invited reporters to his new hotel today ostensibly to address the “birther” issue, an irresistible lure of soundbyte drama-rama for a…

Exiting the Vampire Castle

60 Comments | Mark Fisher

This summer, I seriously considered withdrawing from any involvement in politics. Exhausted through overwork, incapable of productive activity, I found myself drifting through social networks, feeling my depression and exhaustion increasing. ‘Left-wing’ Twitter can often be a miserable, dispiriting zone. Earlier this year, there were some high-profile twitterstorms, in which…

600k Apple computers infected with ‘Flashback Trojan’

1 Comment | Ayodeji Onibalusi

A Russian anti-virus firm reports that over half a million Apple computers have been infected with malicious program called Flashback Trojan. In its report, Dr Web, claims that close to 600,000 Macs have this malware, exposing them to the risk of being hijacked and used as “botnet”. The firm says…

SOPA author caught infringing copyright

Leave a Comment | Olawale Daniel

Lamar Smith, author of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), has gotten caught up in his own case of copyright infringement. Jamie Lee Curtis Taete of Vice investigated an archived version of Smith’s official site, texansforlamarsmith.com, using Wayback Machine, a time capsule that captures different variations of websites as far…