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Moroccan women

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Moroccan women working picking strawberries in Spain are forced to live in unsafe conditions, and suffer rape as well.

When they complain to the thugs, the thugs ignore them, and their employer/abusers kick them out, leaving them destitute. But the worst thing is the cruelty of their parents and husbands.

With all the money that the strawberries bring in, Spain can afford to deploy inspectors to make sure these workers have safe working conditions.

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phtan
236 days ago
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Instagram "influencers"

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The Instagram "influencers" are fundamentally parasites used for commercial manipulation of other people. No wonder they are so often scammed or scammers.

Instagram and WhatsApp are tentacles of Facebook. Best to stay away from them.

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phtan
274 days ago
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China censors postings on Twitter

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China censors postings on Twitter even though Twitter is not generally accessible in China.

Twitter sometimes gets led by China into censoring people, but not always. Slimy LinkedIn obeys China reliably.

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phtan
286 days ago
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Almost $500,000 in Ethereum Classic coin stolen by forking its blockchain

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Almost $500,000 in Ethereum Classic coin stolen by forking its blockchain

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Attackers have stolen almost $500,000 worth of the Ethereum Classic digital currency by carrying out a compute-intensive hack that rewrote its blockchain, officials with Coinbase, one of the leading crypto currency exchanges, said on Monday.

The heist was the result of carrying out what's known as a rollback attack, which allowed the attackers to reorganize the Ethereum Classic blockchain, Coinbase security engineer Mark Nesbitt said in a blog post. From there, the attackers were able to "double spend" about 88,500 ETC, meaning they were able to recover previously spent coins and transfer them to a new entity. As a result, the coins were effectively transferred from the rightful recipients to new entities chosen by the attackers.

"We observed repeated deep reorganizations of the Ethereum Classic blockchain, most of which contained double spends," Nesbitt wrote. "The total value of the double spends that we have observed thus far is 88,500 ETC (~$460,000)."

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phtan
334 days ago
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tante
334 days ago
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Ethereum is broken. This time with a 51% attack. Why people still invest money in this trash fire is beyond me.
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tingham
333 days ago
My exposure to crypto has left me entirely terrified for my life. I'm going to start putting all my cash in a hole in the yard.

Chromium's domination

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Chromium's domination of the world wide web puts the web in danger.

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phtan
337 days ago
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Microplastics toxins

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Microplastics poison periwinkles so that they cannot protect themselves from being eaten.

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phtan
359 days ago
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