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Apple issues yet another 'spyware' iPhone warning to users in nearly 100 countries

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iPhone users last received a spyware notification just this past April. Just 3 months later, Apple sent another one.

Apple is sending out another round of spyware warnings to targeted users in 98 countries this week.

On Wednesday, numerous iPhone users reported receiving these messages and posted their experiences along with screenshots.

"Apple detected that you are being targeted by a mercenary spyware attack that is trying to remotely compromise the iPhone associated with your Apple ID," reads Apple's notification, addressed to targets from a threats-notification@apple.com contact. "This attack is likely targeting you specifically because of who you are or what you do. Although it's never possible to achieve absolute certainty when detecting such attacks, Apple has high confidence in this warning — please take it seriously."

Comment: Buuut, Apple itself is not exactly squeaky-clean in these matters:


Taser

Report says explosive devices found in Trump shooter Thomas Matthew Crooks' car after failed assassination attempt at rally

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© Business TodayThe assailant has been reportedly identified as 20-year-old Thomas Matthew Crooks of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania.
Explosive devices were found inside the car of the gunman who attempted to assassinate former President Donald Trump during his Saturday rally in Pennsylvania, according to a report.

The car, driven by 20-year-old Thomas Matthew Crooks, was found not far from the Trump rally in Butler, Pa., sources close to the investigation into the shooting told The Wall Street Journal.

Explosive devices were reportedly found in Thomas Matthew Crooks' car after his attempt to assassinate former President Donald Trump.

Comment: Fox News adds:
There were explosives, including an IED, found inside a car driven by Thomas Matthew Crooks found parked near the scene of the Trump rally in Butler, Pennsylvania, sources confirmed to Fox News. The sources could not say how many explosives or what kind, but emphasized that more than one was found.

In Crooks' house, law enforcement found bomb-making materials, the sources told Fox News.
The sources could not immediately say whether the materials found at the home rose to the level of explosive devices, as well, at this stage of the investigation.

The Wall Street Journal first reported, citing people briefed on the investigation, that law enforcement discovered the car, driven by Crooks, parked near the rally. The Journal said authorities dispatched bomb technicians after police received multiple reports of suspicious packages near where the shooter was located.

The newspaper's sources added that investigators remained at the scene well into the night to make sure it was clear and also conducted a search of Crooks' home and spoke with his family.

Law enforcement officials told the Associated Press that bomb-making materials were found inside Crooks' vehicle and bomb-making materials were also found at his home. The two officials were not authorized to speak publicly and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity.

Investigators believe the firearm Crooks used had been purchased by Crooks' father at least six months ago, two law enforcement officials told the AP. Federal agents were still working to understand when and how his son obtained the gun, and to gather additional information about Crooks, according to the officials.

The FBI early Sunday identified Crooks, 20, of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, "as the subject involved in the assassination attempt of former President Donald Trump on July 13, in Butler, Pennsylvania."


The bureau said the investigation remains active and ongoing and encourages anyone with information to submit photos or videos online at fbi.gov/butler or call 1-800-CALL-FBI.

Crooks reportedly shot at Trump from a rooftop perch some 130 yards away during a rally in the small town, striking the upper part of Trump's right ear while the former president was speaking to rallygoers. It happened ahead of the Republican National Convention, which is scheduled to kick off on Monday in Milwaukee.



MIB

Another US egg-laying facility goes up in flames, 150,000 hens killed

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More than 150,000 chickens were killed when a large fire broke out at an egg-laying facility in Merced County on Sunday, according to Merced County Cal Fire officials.

At about 7:39 p.m.
Sunday, Merced County Cal Fire firefighters responded to a structure fire at the J.S. West Milling Company located in the area of Bell Drive and Dwight Way just south of the City of Livingston, according to Merced County Cal Fire Apparatus Engineer Robert Wynne.

Fire officials said the first firefighters arrived on scene to find heavy smoke and fire rapidly spreading through a roughly 50,000 square foot structure occupied by hens.

The fire rapidly developed within the structure and killing the hens, according to fire officials. Fire crews focused efforts on preventing the fire from spreading to adjacent structures. "Fire department personnel were able to protect four other structures that were exposed to the blaze," said Wynne.

Comment: The cause of the fire remains to be seen, but, whether its an industrial accident or sabotage, this unusual spike in food plant fires, alongside bird flu culls, and farms being forced out of business due to 'green' regulations, exorbitant price hikes and shortages are all but inevitable.

Tellingly, it's not just the US that is suffering these issues:


Roses

Former Buffalo Township fire chief identified as spectator killed during Trump rally shooting

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Screenshot of crowd and Secret Service, moments after the shots were taken targeting Trump.
'He truly loved us enough to take a real bullet for us,' the daughter of Corey Comperatore wrote in a heartfelt post

The spectator killed at Donald Trump's Pennsylvania campaign event has been identified as 50-year-old Corey Comperatore by his relatives.

"Yesterday time stopped," his daughter, Allyson Comperatore, wrote in a since removed social media post. She called him a "real-life superhero", and said he "quickly threw" her and her mother to the ground and "shielded my body from the bullet that came at us".

She wrote: "He loved his family. He truly loved us enough to take a real bullet for us. We lost a selfless, loving husband, father, brother, uncle, son, and friend. And I will never stop thinking about him and mourning over him until the day that I die too. July 13th will forever be a day that changed my life. I will never be the same person I was less than 24 hours ago."

Footprints

Wealthy French could emigrate en masse - Bloomberg

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© Joakim Laroy/Getty ImagesLeaving?
The left-wing alliance that took the most seats in the recent parliamentary elections has promised to raise taxes on the rich.

Many of France's most wealthy residents may consider leaving the country over concern about political instability and the prospect of higher taxes in light of the recent parliamentary election, Bloomberg reported on Friday, citing wealth managers. The recent vote left no party with an absolute majority, resulting in a hung parliament, but a left-wing alliance took the most seats.

Several wealth advisers said many of their panicking clients had already begun transferring capital abroad and started to look into possible expatriation. Most are worried that, while neither the far-right nor far-left won the election outright, some of the parties' campaign proposals, such as higher taxes, could soon become law.

Comment: Wealth seeks higher ground.


Attention

Who are the real winners of the French parliamentary elections?

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Mad political scientist Emmanuel Macron's little experiment blew up in his face. And his lab partner has already called for his resignation if the French president fails to comply with the leftist leader's demands. He's now in a hostage situation of his own making.

There's a statue in my hometown of Vancouver, Canada that has left an impression on me from the time I was a child. Called the "Miracle Mile," it commemorates a legendary race held in 1954 at Vancouver's Empire Stadium between the two men at the time known for breaking the four-minute mile: England's Roger Bannister and Australia's John Landy. At the very end of the race, Landy, who was in the lead, looked over one shoulder for his opponent, who proceeded to blow past him on the other and win. "Always run your own race, right to the end," my late, sports specialist father told me as we stared at the monument. "Because that's the only thing that you can really control." Too bad that Macron didn't learn the same lesson.

Instead, having failed to seduce French voters in the first round of voting on platform and record alone, with a third place finish for Team Macron's establishment "Together" party, he stopped running his own race and started looking around.

Airplane

Civilian airliner crashes outside Moscow (VIDEO)

A Sukhoi Superjet 100 has gone down in Moscow Region
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A Sukhoi Superjet 100 has gone down in Moscow Region, with only three crew members listed on board, officials have said

A Russian Sukhoi Superjet 100 airliner has crashed outside of Moscow, local officials have said. There were three crew members reported on board.

Local authorities told TASS that the plane crashed on Friday afternoon in the Kolomna district, some 80km southeast of the Russian capital, and that emergency services had been dispatched to the scene. The plane, which typically seats 87 to 98 passengers, belonged to Russian gas giant Gazprom, was undergoing repairs and had taken off as part of a test flight, they added.

Comment:
Russia's Federal Air Transport Agency said that the incident would be investigated by the Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) operating under the jurisdiction the Commonwealth of Independent States, which includes several post-Soviet republics. Russian experts will also be involved, it added.
The IAC includes the following states: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russian Federation, Tadjikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Given the political situation, it is probably a wise decision to make an open inquiry into the crash.


Arrow Down

French government fines TV news for allowing a skeptic to speak without being challenged

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© joannenova.com.au
We know what secrets they fear the most, by how they overreact

In France, the second largest news network let an economist go on air and declare he thought global warming was a lie and a scam used to justify State intervention. He even went on to say it is a form of totalitarianism. Shockingly (to the regulators Arcom), the CNEWS TV hosts did not contest this, and nor did anyone else in the studio. For this, 11 months later, the TV channel is being fined €20,000.

Too close to the truth then?
A popular French rolling news channel has been fined for broadcasting climate scepticism unchallenged

By Saskia O'Donoghue, EuroNews

During the programme, prominent economist Philippe Herlin shared personal climate scepticism - but was not contradicted by anybody else in the TV studio, including the hosts.

"Anthropogenic global warming is a lie, a scam... Explaining to us that it is because of Man, no, that is a conspiracy, and why does that have so much weight?", Herlin said. "Because it justifies the intervention of the State in our lives, and it absolves the State from having to reduce its public spending... It is a form of totalitarianism."
Apparently, the real crime here is not that he said the unthinkable, but that the TV crew didn't correct him:
After investigation, Arcom found that CNews' lack of reaction was a "failure" to meet the obligations of the channel ...
Perhaps if they'd laughed at him, called him petty names, and treated him like a leper it would have been OK? (No, seriously, there is a razor point here. There are bound to be past examples where the only response to a skeptic was to call them a climate denier, and Arcom was apparently happy with that, since they've never used this fine before.) Does Arcom approve of namecalling or social approbation as a "balanced response"? Oh. Yes. They. Do.

The regulators go on to explain that the channel:
"...is required to ensure an honest presentation of controversial issues, in particular by ensuring the expression of different points of view".
Which must be a new requirement since French TV has relentlessly hammered the establishment line in a one sided way for thirty years without needing any balance at all. And Arcom didn't fine them for shamelessly promoting government propaganda. Perhaps a French skeptic could ask Arcon if controversial government opinions need to be balanced "in an honest presentation" or whether it's only critics of the government who need to be held to account?
Arcom found that the views shared "contradicted or minimised" the scientific consensus on climate change "through a treatment lacking rigour and without contradiction".
Since when was it the job of journalists to promote government approved "science"?

Sherlock

Huge fire at military base in Spain, cause not yet known

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© XA video shared online shows huge plumes of thick grey smoke rising into the air
A fire has been declared close to a popular Spanish holiday hotspot as a video shows plumes of thick grey smoke engulfing the area.

The blaze started at the military base of Cerro Muriano, Córdoba in the Andalusia region of Spain.

Locals and tourists are now being warned that the fire has spread outside the military exclusion zone.

The fire was reported by local news at around 9pm local time Friday night.

It is not yet clear what started it.

Comment: There's been a number of fires and explosions at Western military manufacturers, and bases, of late, and one wonders just what exactly is the cause? It could be the West's attempts to ramp up production is leading to accidents, or, since Russia has also suffered a relentless sabotage since starting the SMO, it may be that the question is: who is to blame? At least in Russia's case the allegiance and purpose of the perpetrators is a little more obvious: It is notable that some of Spain's politicians have been relatively outspoken in support of Palestinians, and against Israel's Gaza genocide, but, overall, they've been supportive of the West's failing proxy war in Ukraine: Spanish Premier Sanchez calls for NATO unity on Gaza similar to unity over Ukraine


Airplane

Another Boeing 737 problem revealed

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Over 2,500 Boeing 737 airplanes must be inspected due to a potential issue with emergency oxygen generators, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Monday.

In case of cabin depressurization, oxygen masks drop from the overhead compartments. After Boeing detected that some of the generators might not work due to a flaw with retention straps, the FAA issued an Airworthiness Directive requiring their immediate inspection.

The order affects some 2,600 Boeing 737 Max and Next Generation models. Airlines have between 120 and 150 days to finish inspections and undertake "corrective actions" if needed, and have been banned from installing potentially defective parts.