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More countries are using social media to crack down on dissent, study finds

The number of countries promoting disinformation on social media rose to its highest level during the past year, a new study has found. The report, from the pro-democracy think tank Freedom House , found manipulation tactics in elections in at least 18 countries in the last 12 months, including the United States. But while Russia (and America) have used such tactics to promote their own interests abroad, more countries are employing people ...
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Slow Cooker Turkey Breast with Gravy

This quick-prep recipe lets you feast on turkey at any time of year. We save the rich broth for gravy, noodles and soup making. —Joyce Hough, Annapolis, Maryland Original link
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Investigation Shows Chicago PD Has Zero Interest In Holding Its Officers Accountable

Why Chicago's Police Force Is A Godawful Train Wreck, Part 192 : A Staggering Lack of Accountability. Even after a Chicago Tribune investigation in March revealed faults with the disciplinary system that had caused officials to lose cases — and after they pledged to track down and finalize those cases — some punishments remain pending. ProPublica Illinois and the Tribune, collaborating on this story, discovered Levigne's case as reporters t...
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Cockroach Donuts (Boston Cream)

Give your guests the creeps with these donuts disguised as cockroaches! But they won't be creeped out for long once guests dig their teeth into the mouthwatering chocolate glaze, soft and chewy caramel shell, and into the deliciously oozing vanilla bean Boston cream. And if you're expecting cockroaches would have some crunch, these donuts do not disappoint -- the antennae and legs are all made from thin, crispy fried strips of donut dough. ...
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Fedora 26: kernel Security Update

LinuxSecurity.com: The 4.13.12 update contains a number of important fixes across the tree. It contains security fixes for CVE-2017-16532 and CVE-2017-16538. Original link
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Study finds Apple Watch able to be used as diagnostic tool for sleep apnea, hypertension

  By Mike Wuerthele Monday, November 13, 2017, 05:42 pm PT (08:42 pm ET) Researchers from the University of California San Fransisco in conjunction with the developers of the Cardiogram app have proven that using existing sensors, the Apple Watch can detect sleep apnea and hypertension with a high degree of accuracy, potentially opening up the ability for the device to be used as a long-term research tool for the conditions. The study spons...
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Star Trek: Discovery just broke our brains

A white-knuckle cliffhanger ended the first half of Star Trek: Discovery's first season. Frenetic, fascinating, and sometimes shocking, "Into the Forest I Go" raised more questions than it answered. There are conspiracies wrapped in conspiracies, and we've got the entire mid-season break to mull them over. Spoilers ahead! Yes, I mean it! If you read past these sentences and complain about spoilers in the comments, you will be turned into a ...
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Star Wars Battlefront II Can’t Resist the Force of Nostalgia

Let’s get one thing out of the way. I don’t care about the multiplayer, arguably the biggest part, of Star Wars Battlefront II . I don’t really enjoy online shooters and the first game’s focus on multiplayer exclusively is what kept me from touching it, even if you could play as Emperor Sheev Palpatine . So if you’re looking for an exhaustive review of that part of the game, I can’t really give it to you. Plus, reviewing the performance of ...
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How to Get Your IT 'Dream Job'

11/13/2017 02:00 PM RELATED EVENTS RELATED CONTENT Interop ITX infrastructure track chair Keith Townsend talks about working his way up from the help desk. Today, Keith Townsend is a highly sought-after consultant, blogger, speaker, writer, and strategist with extensive expertise working with IT infrastructure. But once upon a time, IT seemed like a "dream job" to Townsend. He was willing to work the night shift on the help desk in order to...
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Touring the solar system with a new book of NASA photos

It's easy to get jaded by images of our solar system, especially when NASA probes like Cassini make it look so routine. A new book called The Planets, written and curated by Nirmala Nataraj with a forward by Bill Nye and featuring hundreds of stunnin... Original link
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