Poll: Most back ground troops in ISIS fight (which the US helped to create)

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SOURCE: The Hill

Two-thirds of Americans want the U.S. to put some boots on the ground to fight the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, and a majority wants Congress to authorize President Obama’s plan for military action, according to a new NBC News/Maris poll released Friday.

A majority of Americans polled, 54 percent, said their member of Congress should vote to authorize U.S. military action against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), while 32 percent are opposed to it. (more…)

Stopping a Smart TV From Eavesdropping On You Could Be a Felony

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Photo by Volt Collection/Shutterstoc

SOURCE: Slate

Samsung’s SmartTV recently came under fire when an item in its privacy policy—in place since at least October 2014—bubbled up in media reports. In the policy, Samsung warns users to “please be aware that if your spoken words include personal or other sensitive information, that information will be among the data captured and transmitted to a third party through your use of Voice Recognition.” The type of conversation your television could pick up, of course, includes all sorts of sensitive topics—though the possibility of audio footage of consenting adults with a SmartTV in their bedroom is perhaps the most disconcerting. (more…)

Obama Threatened Putin Before Minsk Meeting – German Media

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SOURCE: Sputnik

Several German media institutions wrote that during the recent phone conversation, US President Barack Obama threatened the Russian President Vladimir Putin with serious consequences for Russia’s alleged involvement in the Ukrainian conflict.

US President Barack Obama warned Vladimir Putin that “the costs for Russia will rise” if the country does not stop its alleged involvement in the Ukrainian crisis, German media wrote. (more…)

BitTorrent Launches Original Series, Claims to Have 170 Million Viewers

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SOURCE: Sputnik

BitTorrent, the San Francisco-based company which offers tools for downloading and sharing movies, music, and other content, announced it will begin producing original television shows.

In a partnership announced Wednesday, BitTorrent will move some of its team into the Malibu office of Rapid Eye Studios. The two companies will partner to create original video content to be distributed on the BitTorrent Bundle platform, Mashable reported. (more…)

Plan to broadcast messages to alien worlds leaves cosmologists worrying

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SOURCE: The Independent

A plan to beam powerful radio messages to possible alien civilizations on distant planets has caused consternation among some scientists who believe it could spell doom for humanity on Earth.

Leading figures behind the 50-year-old Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (Seti), which uses radio telescopes to listen passively for unnatural signals from space, have now proposed an “active” form of search known as Meti – Messages to Extraterrestrial Intelligence. These signals will be aimed at the parts of the galaxy where Earth-like planets and life may exist, based on the growing number of “exoplanets” beyond our solar system identified by the Kepler space telescope, which include many in the so-called “habitable zone” of a star. (more…)

How vaccine hysteria could spark a totalitarian nightmare

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SOURCE: Natural News

Gov. Chris Christie has been vilified for making a very simple statement — that parents (and presumably patients themselves) should have the freedom to choose whether to vaccinate their children. I have been asked for years what I thought about vaccination, so let me lay out the issues. (By Lee Hieb M.D., originally published at WND.com) (more…)

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