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#MorningMonarchy: December 18, 2018

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#MorningMonarchy: December 18, 2018Text taxes, old tweets and mechanical animals + this day in history w/the Christmas bombing and our song of the year by Trevor Moore on your Morning Monarchy for December 18, 2018.


What could possibly go wrong? Project Maven Overseer Will Lead Pentagon’s New AI Center

Inspectors Find Big Cyber Vulnerabilities in US Missile Defense System

US Prepares First Generation III GPS Satellites for Launch

How Russia's online influence campaign engaged with millions for years

According to #BigCorp Press #China is Biggest Threat to our privacy, Meanwhile #Facebug & Other #BigTech Sell or "Accidentally" Allow Access to Your Private Data.

U.S. Courts Are Figuring Out if the Government Can Block You On Facebook

Google announces major expansion in New York City

Google censored China search plan "effectively ended" after major internal dispute. Secret data analysis operation integral to the project shut down after @theintercept exposed it & the company's furious privacy team confronted executives

Google CEO admits company must better address the spread of conspiracy theories on YouTube

Charities who often resort to off-shore investments to parlay funds get official Approval from the cybergods: Android users can now donate to charities through the Google Play Store

FCC forces California to drop plan for government fees on text messages

RocketBody says Apple Watch AI workout app will be first to use ECG data

3D-printed heads let hackers – and cops – unlock your phone

#Sex #robots could make us lonely and unable to form relationships with other #humans, report says

Delivery robot bursts into flames at UC Berkeley 🤖

Robot Trucks Coming To US Army in 2019

Central Londoners to be subjected to facial recognition test this week

Algorithmic Justice League calls on facial recognition companies to pledge ethics

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Is Using Retinal Scans to Try to Catch Liars

New malware pulls its instructions from code hidden in memes posted to Twitter

Scammers are sending bomb scares to nab BTC

RIP Tim May, father of "crypto anarchy" and original Cypherpunk, whose work was a major influence on bitcoin and WikiLeaks.

Colin Kroll, Co-Founder of Vine and HQ Trivia, Dies at 35

Computing pioneer Evelyn Berezin died this week—she should be remembered

Moonbug nabs $145M to buy up kids' digital media brands

South Park blasts the media for ruining people over their old tweets

Protesters Are Slowly Winning Electronics Right-to-Repair Battles in Europe

The FBI Needs to Burn 53 Tons of Classified Material

Is Government Ready for the Brewing Quantum Storm?

Chinese Hackers Breach U.S. Navy Contractors

China and Russia perform controversial experiments to modify atmosphere

Chinese Millennials Secure Loans With Nude Photos

Kids in China are trying every trick in the book to beat the facial recognition software that puts a mandatory time limit on popular video games

Parrot Uses Alexa to Order Watermelon, Lightbulbs While Owner Is Out

#Parrot uses Amazon Alexa to pile up orders (Audio)

#ThisDayInHistory: #December18 w/President #Nixon authorizes the “#ChristmasBombing” airstrikes on North #Vietnam in 1972 (Audio)

+ #MigrantsDay, #Mayflower docks, #Nutcracker premieres, '#ChittyChittyBangBang' opens, "#LikeAVirgin" #1, #MichaelJackson charged with child molestation

Flashback: Obamessiah: tests, challenges, cfr cabinet, monsanto & more // dc's metro system can't handle incoming obamazoids // inaugural 'last call' moved up // US military mobilizes troops for inauguration // rnc video smears obama with blagojevich scandal // fbi informant: blagojevich was mob-connected bookie // indicted governor finds jesus // obama named time magazine's person of the year (founded by skull & bones) // greens worry obama will drop their cause // 'new rules' for obama’s civilian national security force // cheney praises obama’s national security team // bush preps crisis briefings to aid obama // mindless challenges over obama's birthplace // scotus won't review obama's eligibility to serve // dems determined to reimpose fairness doctrine // jello biafra's open letter to obama // obama picks monsanto creature, tom vilsack, for agriculture sec // obama names more cfr & goldman ghouls to top economic posts // video: msnbc’s mika brzezinski mugged outside dc hotel // russia to test obama's mettle (Dec. 18, 2008)

Flashback: 9/11 updates: lawsuits, liability, chat logs & flukes // nyc ruling limits airlines' liability for 9/11 (or: lucky larry wants more) // families' 9/11 liability suit could go to trial // clinic for 9/11 responders opens // james risen: history will view 9/11 as 'a fluke' // james risen: 9/11 was a fluke // what do norad's 9/11 computer chat logs reveal? // fratto: 'no one could have anticipated' terrorists flying planes into buildings before 9/11 // career army specialist sues rumsfeld & cheney, saying no evacuation order given on 9/11 (Dec. 18, 2008)

Flashback: 3 new books offer competing versions of jfk's assassination: ‘Brothers in Arms’, ‘Legacy of Secrecy’ & ‘JFK and the Unspeakable’ (Dec. 18, 2008)

+ #FranzFerdinand, #Stalin140, #PaulKlee, #TyCobb, #BettyGrable, #JackBrooks, #KeithRichards, #SteveBiko, #StevenSpielberg, #LeonardMaltin, #RayLiotta, #BradPitt, #CasperVanDien, #DMX birthdays

#BestOf2018: Trevor Moore - "My Computer Just Became Self Aware" (Audio)

#MorningMonarchy: December 18, 2018