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  1. - Windows 365 has rolled out - It lets you rent a Cloud PC that runs in Microsoft's data centers - You access the virtual, remote-hosted Windows PC from devices ranging from LG Smart TVs to iPads to a laptop or desktop PC browser - The screen/desktop of the cloud Windows PC is streamed to your device screen - All of your apps and data are stored on Microsoft's servers This is useful for some companies who don't want to spend lots of money buying and maintaining expensive PCs for hundreds of employees. But this is Bill Gates we are talking about. He likely sees this as a stepping stone to eventually FORCING everyone to use Windows IN THE CLOUD ONLY in the future. A few years from now Microsoft may tell you that you can ONLY CONTINUE TO USE WINDOWS ON THEIR REMOTE-HOSTED VIRTUAL PCs. And you can only RENT those remote PCs - you CANNOT ACTUALLY OWN ONE. I believe STARLINK may be a PART of this - what ELSE needs THOUSANDS OF COMSATS in Earth orbit??? https://virtualizationreview.com/articles/2023/02/17/w365-business-edition.aspx?m=1
  2. Sudan was chosen for its stability. All jokes aside, funny how Sudan SUDDENLY destabilized. As usual news gives no warning what is going on in a country, then the country suddenly goes off like a powderkeg...
  3. Strange that in DECADES of fighting in Africa, this happens NOW : https://insiderpaper.com/huge-biological-risk-after-sudan-fighters-occupy-lab-who/ Fighters have occupied a national public laboratory in Sudan holding samples of diseases including polio and measles, creating an “extremely, extremely dangerous” situation, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday. Fighters “kicked out all the technicians from the lab… which is completely under the control of one of the fighting parties as a military base,” said Nima Saeed Abid, the WHO’s representative in Sudan. He did not say which of the fighting parties had taken over the laboratory. Abid said he had received a call from the head of the national lab in Khartoum on Monday, a day before a US-brokered 72-hour ceasefire between Sudan’s warring generals officially came into effect after 10 days of urban combat. “There is a huge biological risk associated with the occupation of the central public health lab,” said Abid. He pointed out that the lab held so-called isolates, or samples, of a range of deadly diseases, including measles, polio and cholera. The UN health agency also said there had been 14 attacks on healthcare facilities or personnel during the fighting, leaving eight healthcare workers dead and two injured. And it warned that “depleting stocks of blood bags risk spoiling due to lack of power.” “In addition to chemical hazards, bio-risk hazards are also very high due to lack of functioning generators,” Abid said. The Sudanese health ministry has put the number of deaths so far at 459, with a further 4,072 wounded, the WHO said Tuesday, adding it had not been able to verify that number. – 270,000 could flee – The UN refugee agency said thousands had already fled the violence and that it was bracing for up to 270,000 people to flee Sudan into neighbouring Chad and South Sudan. UNHCR said it does not yet have estimates for the numbers headed to other surrounding countries. Laura Lo Castro, the agency’s representative in Chad, said some 20,000 refugees had arrived there since the fighting began 10 days ago. Speaking to reporters in Geneva via video-link, she said the UNHCR expected up to 100,000 “in the worst-case scenario”. Her colleague in South Sudan, Marie-Helene Verney, said that around 4,000 of the more than 800,000 South Sudanese refugees living in Sudan had returned home since the fighting began. Looking forward, she told reporters that “the most likely scenario is 125,000 returns of South Sudanese refugees into South Sudan”. Up to 45,000 Sudanese might also flee as refugees into South Sudan, she said. – ‘Staring into the abyss’ – Jens Laerke, spokesman for the UN humanitarian agency, said the fighting had led to “acute shortages of food, water, medicines and fuel, and limited communications and electricity.” “The people of Sudan, already deeply affected by humanitarian needs, are staring into the abyss.” Some 15.8 million people in Sudan — a third of the population — already needed humanitarian aid before the latest violence erupted. But humanitarian operations have also been heavily affected by the fighting, Laerke warned, highlighting among other things reports of looting of humanitarian supplies and warehouses. Five humanitarian workers have been killed.
  4. The devil is in the details: https://daccess-ods.un.org/access.nsf/Get?OpenAgent&DS=A/Res/74/247&Lang=E Taking note also of Economic and Social Council resolution 2019/19 of 23 July 2019, entitled “Promoting technical assistance and capacity-building to strengthen national measures and international cooperation to combat cybercrime, including information-sharing”, adopted on the recommendation of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice,pp
  5. https://www.theregister.com/2023/04/14/un_cybercrime_treaty/ Russia-pushed UN Cybercrime Treaty may rewrite global law. It's ... not great Let's go through all the proposed problematic powers, starting with surveillance and censorship Thomas Claburn Fri 14 Apr 2023 // 23:46 UTC SPECIAL REPORT United Nations negotiators convened this week in Vienna, Austria, to formulate a draft cybercrime treaty, and civil society groups are worried. "We are here for the fifth session on the negotiations of this new treaty on cybercrime, which will have the potential to drastically redraft criminal law all around the world," said Thomas Lohnninger, executive director of Austria-based tech policy group Epicenter.works, in a media briefing on Thursday about the treaty negotiations. "It represents a tectonic shift because of its global nature when it comes to the cross border access to our personal information." The UN Cybercrime Treaty, to the extent it gets adopted, is expected to define global norms for lawful surveillance and legal processes available to investigate and prosecute cybercriminals. And what has emerged so far contemplates [PDF] more than 30 new cybercrime offenses, with few concessions to free speech or human rights. This fifth negotiating session involves representatives from more than 100 member states trying to come up with draft chapters covering international cooperation, technical assistance, cybercrime prevention, implementation details and other provisions. This Ad Hoc intergovernmental committee met for the first time on February 28 last year, and a sixth session is planned for August, in New York, followed by a seventh session in January, 2024, when the finalized draft of the convention is scheduled to be delivered for consideration by the UN General Assembly. Objections Katitza Rodriguez, policy director for global privacy at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, explained that current cross-border cybercrime cooperation comes from the Budapest Convention, negotiated in 2001, by member states at the Council of Europe. Russia, however, Rodriguez said, has objected to the convention for infringing state sovereignty by allowing other nations to investigate cybercrimes in its jurisdiction. So in 2017, Russia proposed negotiating a new treaty, and in 2019 the UN adopted a resolution to do so, backed by Russia, Cambodia, Belarus, China, Iran, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Syria and Venezuela. The US and members of the European Union opposed the proposal citing concerns about lack of human rights protections. Nonetheless, Rodriguez said, Russia pushed its proposal forward and the UN opened negotiations just days after Russia invaded Ukraine. Despite criticism by UN members, she said, "by April 2022, many democratic countries that had strongly opposed the draft treaty were actively engaging in the negotiations and pursuing compromise through amendments." What concerns Rodriguez and other representatives of advocacy groups at the briefing is that the treaty negotiators will compromise on surveillance, privacy, and human rights. Part of the problem lies in the vague language of the proposed chapters. Rodriguez cited the chapters on international cooperation, which could open the door to bulk data sharing rather than investigations related to specific evidence. Another problem, she said, is the dual criminality provision which could bring state authorities into investigating activities that they do not consider crimes in their own country. "Unfortunately, instead of progressing towards a human rights-based approach in the negotiation of the treaty, as of now, the current draft is moving away from them," said Rodriguez. "Countries such as India, Russia, China, Iran, Syria, Egypt, and Tonga have even proposed to delete references to international human rights obligations." UN mulls Russia's pitch for cybercrime treaty Lloyd's to exclude certain nation-state attacks from cyber insurance policies Cops cuff teenage 'Robin Hood hacker' suspected of peddling stolen info Russia tells UN it wants vast expansion of cybercrime offenses, plus network backdoors, online censorship Another problematic section, she said, endorses "special investigative techniques." It would make any form of surveillance acceptable, whether it exists currently, like facial recognition, or has yet to be developed. "This provision also has a very problematic clause, which allows the removal or replacement of data being transmitted over networks," said Rodriguez. Barbora Bukovská, senior director for law and policy with ARTICLE 19, a UK-based human rights organization, said many of the proposed new crimes are speech-based offenses. "Those are offenses when you're punished for speaking or doing something online, because this peripherally involves using computer or digital technology," said Bukovská. "And there are extremely vague and overbroad provisions which the states would have to then replicate their national legislation." Meet the press ... cybercrime treaty negotiation brief reporters One consequence of this, she said, would be to restrict freedom of expression. "It should be a concern to journalists, human rights defenders, and activists in general because you might be prosecuted under these provisions if adopted in national legislation," she said. Raman Jit Singh Chima, senior international counsel and global cybersecurity lead for Access Now, a US-based digital rights group, said that the goal of a cybercrime treaty should be to make people more secure, but the current draft proposal does the opposite by failing to make affordances for good-faith security security research. "We had hoped that the cybercrime treaty process would seek clear language that protects these researchers by making it obligatory on states to put very heightened requirements for intent to say that it's not just intrusion into a network, but that it is specific intrusion with malicious intent or with intent to do harm that should be there," he said. "And instead, we've seen states pushback. We've seen some states say that, no, we want to have as broad a criminal provision as we can." Arrests Vague rules that could result in the prosecution of security researchers are not simply an academic matter, said Chima. To illustrate the real risk of a poorly crafted treaty, he pointed to the example of Swedish computer security expert Ola Bini, who was arrested in Ecuador in 2019. Bini faced a long, difficult criminal trial prior to acquittal, just because he connected to a government system to look for potential vulnerabilities. Tanja Fachathaler, policy advisor at Epicenter.works, said her group has been advocating for the inclusion of a requirement that investigative powers granted authorized under the treaty should not compromise the security of digital communications or systems. "It must be ensured that government hacking must not be justified in any way," said Fachathaler. "Government hacking is unlike any other form of existing surveillance techniques. It is far more intrusive. It permits remote and secret access to personal devices and data stored on them. It can conduct various forms of real time surveillance. It can manipulate data on devices without leaving any trace." Fachathaler said the current proposals also lack any remedy for privacy violations and any power to audit investigations to ensure compliance with applicable law. "We're not against more modern law enforcement techniques because we understand modern law enforcement in response to new developments in this field of cybercrime is of course important and necessary," she said. "But the present draft goes far beyond that simple goal." Last August, retired Ambassador Deborah McCarthy, US lead negotiator for the UN Cybercrime Treaty, made clear that the US wants the treaty to acknowledge human rights obligations. The current negotiating document [PDF] at least mentions human rights a few times. A US State Department spokesperson told The Register in an email, "The United States believes the Ad Hoc Committee (AHC) is on a path towards a consensus-based treaty that will help countries fight the scourge of cybercrime. We are working with a broad variety of Member States and aim to have a narrow criminal justice treaty that increases international cooperation, protects human rights and supports multi-stakeholder engagement." "The current session of the AHC is focused on critical chapters covering international cooperation, technical assistance, preventive measures, and treaty implementation. Issues such as cybersecurity, Internet governance, and the criminalization of speech or terrorism, are beyond the scope and mandate of the AHC. The United States will continue to engage broadly with Member States and multi-stakeholders to set a global standard to cooperate effectively to combat cybercrime."
  6. https://foreignpolicy.com/2023/04/24/brics-currency-end-dollar-dominance-united-states-russia-china/
  7. And 19 countries are applying to become BRICS members: https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/brics-new-development-bank-breaks-away-from-us-dollar/ar-AA1aebR8?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=92d813c8a11946cfb83a227429b627c8&ei=10
  8. Heart attacks at 15 are perfectly normal. I had many of them when I was a teenager. I grew out of them as I matured.
  9. If life gives you lemons... make lemonade.
  10. It won't look completely real unless he has a mustache and smokes a pipe.
  11. When inconvenient details/attention appear, these people often rely on the public's short attention span - you let the story go cold for a few months and when it bubbles up again months later 80% of the initial audience has moved on and doesn't care anymore.
  12. Visited the UN website to see what they are up to. This was the image on the splash page. A LEFT hand belonging to an ADULT FEMALE covering the WEST OF RUSSIA with a WHITE STAR OR SUN RISING BEHIND THE HAND and Earth TILTED COUNTER-CLOCKWISE TO THE LEFT (usually denotes "turning back the clock" when these crackpots do it in content they produce).
  13. 27 = 9 + 9 + 9 666 - The Antichrist 777 - Christ sent to defeat him 888 - The Antichrist if he defeats Christ 999 - Their ultimate enemy, God, the Father 27/999 means it is an occult sacrifice aimed at hurting God Nicola Bulley = Nikola Tesla the Bully (he almost ruined their oil industry) She was chosen for her name and likely for being a sweet, innocent person These people are SYMBOL - NUMBER - SHAPE - NAME IDIOTS
  14. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2023/04/decoding-uncybercrime-treaty Restrictions on Free Speech Rather than focusing on core cybercrimes like network intrusion and computing system interference, the draft treaty’s emphasis on content-related crimes could likely result in overly broad and easily abused laws that stifle free expression and association rights of people around the world. For example, the draft U.N. Cybercrime Treaty includes provisions that could make it a crime to humiliate a person and group or insult a religion using a computer. This potentially makes it a crime to send or post legitimate content protected under international law. Governments routinely abuse cybercrime laws to criminalize speech by claiming to combat disinformation, “religious, ethnic or sectarian hatred,” “terrorism,” “the distribution of false information,” and many other harms. But in practice, these laws are used to stifle criticism, suppress protests and dissent, and clamp down on free expression and association. This is despite the right to free expression—including the right to insult and offend—being protected under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)—of which the U.N. Member States negotiating the new treaty are parties to
  15. Rollout is planned worldwide in around 2030. Surprise surprise...
  16. 33 - Age of Christ when he was sacrificed on the cross 1923 - King Tutankhamun's tomb is opened 1923 - Revelations: Republic of Turkey is created on the soil where John of Patmos, who wrote the Book of Revelations, hid the virgin Mary (Ephesus) 1323 BC - Tutankhamun dies 18 (6 + 6 + 6) - Age of Tutankhamun when he died
  17. https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-begins-planning-for-6g-wireless-communications-246868d0?mod=rss_Technology WASHINGTON—The Biden administration is beginning to plan for 6G wireless telecommunications, seeking to expand internet access while reasserting U.S. leadership in a sector where China has notched gains. The White House on Friday will meet with corporate, government and academic experts to begin developing goals and strategies for the new 6G communications technology, which would have the ability to take cloud computing and the mobile internet to true global ubiquity, among other improvements.
  18. OPERATION GLADIO - KIDNAPPING AND MURDER OF ITALIAN PRIME MINISTER https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aldo_Moro were not released, Moro would be killed. The Italian authorities responded with a large-scale manhunt, which was unsuccessful.[107] On 9 May 1978, the terrorists placed Moro in a car and told him to cover himself with a blanket, saying that they were going to transport him to another location.[108] After Moro was covered they shot him ten times. According to the official reconstruction after a series of trials, the killer was Mario Moretti. Moro's body was left in the trunk of a red Renault 4 on Via Michelangelo Caetani towards the Tiber River near the Roman Ghetto.[109] After the recovery of Moro's body, the Minister of the Interior, Francesco Cossiga, resigned. Pope Paul VI personally officiated in Moro's funeral mass. New theories, revelations, and controversiesEdit In 2005, Sergio Flamigni, a leftist politician and writer, who had served on a parliamentary inquiry on the Moro case, suggested the involvement of the Operation Gladio network directed by NATO. He asserted that Gladio had manipulated Moretti as a way to take over the BR to effect a strategy of tension aimed at creating popular demand for a new, right-wing law-and-order regime.[110][111] In 2006, Steve Pieczenik was interviewed by Emmanuel Amara in his documentary film Les derniers jours d'Aldo Moro ("The Last Days of Aldo Moro"). In the interview, Pieczenik, an expert on international terrorism and negotiating strategies who had been brought to Italy as a consultant to Interior Minister Francesco Cossiga's Crisis Committee, stated that: "We had to sacrifice Aldo Moro to maintain the stability of Italy".[112][113] Pieczenik maintained that the U.S. had had to "instrumentalize the Red Brigades". According to him, the decision to have Moro killed was taken during the fourth week of his detention, when Moro was thought to be revealing state secrets in his letters,[114] namely, the existence of Gladio.[113] In another interview, Cossiga, the former interior minister, revealed that the Crisis Committee had also leaked a false statement attributed to the Red Brigades that Moro was already dead. This was intended to communicate to the kidnappers that further negotiations would be useless, since the government had written Moro off.[115][116]
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