The "Bitfi" wireless hardware wallet has been discovered to be very hackable and otherwise molestable contrary to vendor claims (archived). The device turns out to be a Mediatek Android smartphone board in a case readily pried open by a normal, healthy human thumbnail. Meanwhile the software stack is readily rootable and open to subterfuge as these things tend to be.
Texas based music industry lawyer Chris Castle is calling for criminal prosecutions over a "European Parliament" vote that failed to approve measures supported by his clients (archived). Expect application of the "prosecute votes we don't like" strategy to continue to grow in application after the unsuccessful "Russian interference" whining failed to gain anything other than so called mindshare in loyal subjects of the "our democracy". As in the failed attempt to delegitimize Trump's election, this effort is largely a case of foreigners attempting to change the outcome of a vote after the fact.
Israel has begun evacuating members of the anti-Assad "White Helmets" organization from Syria to Jordan for further evacuation to Britain, Canada, and Germany (archived). Self described as "observers" members of the White Helmets have been conspicuously and conveniently situated for each of the alleged chemical weapons incidents during the proxy war in Syria.
As Hollywood's latest morality panic continues, Disney has sacked "Guardians of the Galaxy" director James Gunn over tweets labeled "pedophilic" (archived, archived). For months Hollywood has been gutting its ranks as decades of grudges have been aired all at once. Gunn was set to begin filming a third installment of the lucrative franchise for Disney before he was shamed over olds tweets about his love for a film titled 100 Pubescent Girls Touch Themselves among other things.
San Francisco Mayor London Breed has expressed shock at the amount of human feces on the city's sidewalks during her first interview since taking office (archived, archived). Her proposed solution is pressuring non-profits organizations enabling the city's homeless population to educate their charges about hygiene and "cleaning up after themselves".
Numerous reports are suggesting that Eduadorian President Lenín Moreno has entered into negotiations to extradite Julian Assange from the safety of his current residence into the hostile Anglophone territory outside of his embassy suite (archived). Moreno has repeatedly been referring to Assange as "una piedra en el zapato" and had Assange's communication with the outside world restricted earlier this year.
Assange's precarious situation highlights the hazards of trying to interact with fiat states, as just one election has changed the desired foreign policy of his chosen host while his Ecuadorian home is surrounded by an increasingly unstable England.
Israel has once again bombed their concentration camp in Gaza (archived). The camp at 365 square kilometers, inclusive of the permimeter "no-go" zones where Israeli guards shoot to kill, is the largest of its kind dwarfing historical examples while holding an estimated 2 million prisoners. Since 2005 Israel has maintained land, sea, and air blockades while only making infrequent ingresses into the camp, usually in the form of mortar and missile fire.
Fitness app Polar has been shown to leak information on the locations and habitual activities of military and "law enforcement" personnel across a number of fiat regimes vulnerable to widespread app usage (archived). Back in January substantial panic among fiatists was raised when a similar fitness app Strava was found to leak far less information. Sample public information on this app's platform includes deployed military personnel in active warzones like Afghanistan.
The new Italian government is working on developing an exit for Italy from the F-35 money pit (archived). The decision not to buy any more of the aircraft has already been announced along with the Italian intention to explore whether it is less expensive to cancel or receive delivery of their outstanding orders for 90 of the troubled aircraft.