Chinese buyers accounted for roughly 40 percent of the 281 billion euros, or $305 billion, spent on luxury goods globally last year. Then the coronavirus hit. https://nyti.ms/3bIxrB6
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This represents a move away from the traditional donation model—in which users pay to benefit the creator—to a value model, in which users are willing to pay more for something that benefits themselves. https://a16z.com/2020/02/06/100-true-fans/
I was lucky enough to join in with the Parliament Square celebrations last night in London. Phenomenal crowd, happy smiling people, young and old. Hand written signs, no counter protestors from what I could see. Lots of people cheering in pubs around the city too. Good night, very optimistic about the future.
BILL Gates "predicted" a super-virus pandemic breaking out in China that could kill 33 million people around the world in the first six months
media.ccc.de - Inside the Fake Like Factories
How thousands of Facebook, You Tube and Instagram pages benefited from purchased likes and how we reverse engineered facebooks user IDs
ToTok amounts to the latest escalation in a digital arms race among wealthy authoritarian governments, interviews with current and former American foreign officials and a forensic investigation showed. The governments are pursuing more effective and convenient methods to spy on foreign adversaries, criminal and terrorist networks, journalists and critics — efforts that have ensnared people all over the world in their surveillance nets. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/22/us/politics/totok-app-uae.html
This newly released batch, WikiLeaks reports, includes a memo stating 20 inspectors feel that the officially released version of the OPCW's report on Douma “did not reflect the views of the team members that deployed to [Syria]”.
New WikiLeaks Bombshell: 20 Inspectors Dissent From Syria Chemical Attack Narrative | Zero Hedge
U.S. homeland security proposes face scans for citizens
The Trump administration intends to propose a regulation next year that would re...
Smoking weed every day puts men at risk of a deadly disease | Inverse
Is The World Running Out Of Helium? We are not able to create helium and yet depend on it for MRI scanners, scientific equipment, and medical tools. It could potentially run out in a decade. Why is no one taking about this?
At the National Helium Reserve in Amarillo, Texas, the US government once stored 32 billion cubic feet of helium. There have been breathless news articles re...
How To Deconvert Conspiracy Theorists - Part 1 (Epistemology) including JFK, 911 and global warming. An interesting watch.
‘Completely insane’: Watch gigantic blue whale weaving through surfers in Pacific coast waters (VIDEO)
That's pretty amazing footage. Not a small whale either.
New #NextCry Ransomware Encrypts Data on NextCloud Linux Servers - https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-nextcry-ransomware-encrypts-data-on-nextcloud-linux-servers/
> A new ransomware has been found in the wild that is currently undetected by antivirus engines on public scanning platforms. Its name is NextCry due to the extension appended to encrypted files and that it targets clients of the NextCloud file sync and share service.
**UK Prince Andrew 'no recollection' of Epstein sex slave**
"The UK's Prince Andrew rarely discusses his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Speaking out, he said he cannot remember meeting the woman who claims she was forced to have sex with him as a teenager."
All her worst traits have been on display. Her arrogance. Her penchant for lecturing foreign countries (in this case ours). Her harebrained conspiracy theories. Her belief that loads of people are racists — or ‘deplorables’, as she once put it. Can’t we organise a protest or something? I’ll make the placards. ‘GO HOME, HILLARY.’
the OTG segment on the No Agenda podcast has been promoting this thinking for years. https://twitter.com/rtehrani/status/1194341600471576576 …
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