San Francisco police want robots to have license to kill by bb3 in Freedom

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The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots is a coalition of non-governmental organizations who seek to pre-emptively ban lethal autonomous weapons.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campaign_to_Stop_Killer_Robots

"We met on Reddit! These are our engagement photos." by neolib in MeanwhileOnReddit

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/r/SubredditDrama/ thread title:

Plus size Lesbian Redditors meet on Reddit and get engaged, users on r/mademesmile react

"We met on Reddit! These are our engagement photos." by neolib in MeanwhileOnReddit

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reveddit says here is the deleted comment (I just had to look it up!):

The mods are all busy attending OP’s wedding

https://www.reveddit.com/v/MadeMeSmile/comments/yzjo2e/we_met_on_reddit_these_are_our_engagement_photos/ix1t287/

Attorney General Merrick Garland names Jack Smith special counsel in Trump criminal probes by neolib in USPolitics

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Marcy Wheeler's take: https://www.emptywheel.net/2022/11/18/merrick-garland-names-war-crimes-prosecutor-jack-smith-to-oversee-trump-investigations/

UPD Andrew Weissmann:

Jack Smith, the new Special Counsel, is a very aggressive prosecutor who represents the best of the Department, who will bring cases if warranted be fact sand the law.

https://twitter.com/AWeissmann_/status/1593697401923043328

Saidit will be shut down soon. by Hoomsns in WorldNews

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Source?

Mystery as Area 51 investigator says FBI & US Air Force ransacked home & seized ALL his computers in ‘humiliating’ raid by neolib in conspiracy

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Joerg Arnu runs the Dreamland Resort website dedicated to the goings on at the mysterious base in Nevada

Israel will not cooperate with FBI inquiry into killing of Palestinian American journalist - Defence minister calls investigation into Shireen Abu Akleh’s killing by Israeli army ‘interference in internal affairs’ by neolib in WorldNews

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But investigations by the United Nations and several news organisations concluded that the journalist was not near Palestinian gunfire when she was killed, and that Israeli forces were almost certainly responsible. The UN said that Israeli soldiers fired “several single, seemingly well-aimed bullets” at Abu Akleh and other journalists.

Alternative to reddit? by TimothyMcFuck in AskSaidIt

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Ukraine Unleashes Mass Kamikaze Drone Boat Attack On Russia’s Black Sea Fleet Headquarters by neolib in WorldNews

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No ships were sunk, and it's unclear how many were damaged - Russians say one, Ukrainians say two (one severely).

Saudis ‘second largest investors’ in Twitter after Musk takeover - Kingdom Holding Company and the private office of Prince Alwaleed bin Talal will maintain their stake in Twitter after Musk took control of the social media company. by neolib in SocialMedia

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And again I don't know, and don't feel like digging into that right now lol. But I think there's some "voting with your amount of shares" process, or maybe I'm wrong.

Saudis ‘second largest investors’ in Twitter after Musk takeover - Kingdom Holding Company and the private office of Prince Alwaleed bin Talal will maintain their stake in Twitter after Musk took control of the social media company. by neolib in SocialMedia

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Well, maybe Musk will tell us about Saudi role in shaping of Twitter policies at some point. Otherwise we can't know about that without some whistleblowing or something.

Saudis ‘second largest investors’ in Twitter after Musk takeover - Kingdom Holding Company and the private office of Prince Alwaleed bin Talal will maintain their stake in Twitter after Musk took control of the social media company. by neolib in SocialMedia

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I don't know - but they owned this stake for many years:

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the Saudi billionaire and an investor in some of the world’s top companies, has bought a stake in microblogging site Twitter for $300 million, gaining another foothold in the global media industry.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-twitter-alwaleed-idUSTRE7BI0EF20111219 (Dec 2011)

Saudis ‘second largest investors’ in Twitter after Musk takeover - Kingdom Holding Company and the private office of Prince Alwaleed bin Talal will maintain their stake in Twitter after Musk took control of the social media company. by neolib in SocialMedia

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Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), along with the private office of Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, will continue their ownership of Twitter shares valued at $1.89bn

Looks like their share is much smaller than Musk's.

The Essential Philip K. Dick - A nuclear-strength imagination powered his stupendous output. Here’s where to start. [NYT] by neolib in ScienceFiction

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What do you mean exactly? He was a weirdo, who did a lot of drugs at some point in his life, but also described some strange experiences he had while being (relatively?) sober (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_K._Dick#Paranormal_experiences).

Twitter is now an Elon Musk company: Twitter’s current CEO, CFO, and policy chief have left the building. by neolib in SocialMedia

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Here’s a message that was posted a few hours ago to Twitter’s Slack from a VP in the revenue organization: high-level overview of Elon’s visit to Twitter HQ this week + his priorities

https://twitter.com/CaseyNewton/status/1585763155568754688

Garland to hold news conference on 'significant national security cases' - The DOJ said the attorney general will address "malign influence schemes and alleged criminal activity by a nation-state actor in the United States.": "Garland will speak at 1:30 p.m. ET" by neolib in USPolitics

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Justice department accuses China of attempting to disrupt prosecution of Huawei

Two Chinese intelligence agents have been charged with attempting to disrupt the prosecution of a Chinese telecommunications firm, US attorney general Merrick Garland has announced.

While he did not name the company, the Associated Press reports it is likely Huawei, the giant Chinese manufacturer of cellphones, routers and other communications devices.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2022/oct/24/trump-interviews-woodward-biden-rally-midterms-desantis-debate-politics-latest?page=with:block-6356d1438f0885fc0bbd4092#block-6356d1438f0885fc0bbd4092