The Linux.org domain name walked away from its keepers for a bit and instead pointed to a page displaying a hairy butthole (archived).
Mass arrests of high school students are taking place in France as the embattled Macron regime is cracking down in advance of a fourth Saturday of yellow vest demonstrations (archived).
Leacher's Paradise, a torrent tracker which has been helping to connect people for 12 years is throwing in the towel (archived). The tracker's alleged operators are blaming new EU rules which they suppose will require them to screen uploads, something impossible at the matchmaking level of the BitTorrent protocol where they operate.
Pornographic image hosting service Tumblr announced they would be banning porn from their platform on December 17th, and they have already set loose a porn banning AI on their platform to lulzy results (archived). Not only is the AI apparently incapable of telling porn boobs from medical or arts boobs, it can't distinguish puppies and kitties from pussy. Tumblr's ban on pornography comes shortly after Tumblr's app was banned from Apple's appstore following the discovery Apple employees were viewing child pornography on Tumblr.
Tumblr brands itself as a mid-micro blogging platform and its userbase is composed of hamplanets viewing softcore fetish porn, Mircea Popescu sharing normal porn found in the wild, and apparently Apple employees viewing child porn produced by and for law enforcement.
In the past dew days Denmark has announced plans to set up a prison island to keep unwanted criminal migrants out of the mainland while plans to further build a prison in Lithuania to hold expelled migrants leaked (archived). Actions opposing Angela Merkel's ongoing efforts to reverse colonize Europe during this twilight of her political life continue slowly building.
The ongoing anti-Macron protests in France are escalating to include the burning of goverment buildings (archived). The mainstream media has gone from misrepresenting the protest as being about fuel prices to misrepresenting them to being about low standards of living and inequality, while everything including the banners suggests these are anti-Left/Centerist Make France Great Again in nature. The protester are of a more historically French look than is apparently fashionable nowadays while "New French" demographics appear to be avoiding the revolutionaries.
Meanwhile social engineering firm Facebook has stepped in to prevent images from Macron's BLACKED photoshoot from circulating on their platform under the guise that they are too sexual.
Macron has been forced to go straight from the G20 playing Merkel's successor as leader of European Africanization and his own chosen role as Europe's counter to Trump into emergency meetings while France burns against him. As France continues to burn against him, Macron will have to choose between surrendering to the French people or becoming more oppressive than Syria's popularly elected president Assad.
A registered USG whistleblower who had turned over documents related to shennanigans involving the Clinton Foundation and Uranium One was raided by the FBI in November (archived). Dennis Nathan Cain had turned the documents over to the Department of "Justice" inspector general as well as the US House and Senate Intelligence committees, but that apparently wasn't enough for the FBI who, in apparent violation of the "Intelligence Community Whistleblower Protection Act", showed up at his door demanding his original copies of the documents and searched his home a further 6 hours after he surrendered the documents. Federal magistrate Stephanie A. Gallagher of the US District Court for Balimore signed an order approving the raid as the FBI asserted Cain was sitting on "stolen federal property".
The scandal upon which Crain blew the whistle involved Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State recieving obscured compensation from foreign parties in exchange for providing concierge service to facilitate regulatory approval of Rosatom's purchase of Uranium One.
The "popular" node.js "event-stream" library was loaded with a module stealing from Bitpay's Copay Bitcoin wallet after creator and longtime maintainer Dominic Tarr handed maintenance over to an unknown identifying itself with the text string "right9ctrl" (archived). Before the handover right9ctrl made a couple of contributions to event-stream building rapport with Tarr. After getting the keys to the repository right9ctrl added a dependency in event-stream on a new "flatmap-stream" library which had been distributed in an encrypted form, which should itself have been a warning if anyone had been bothering to read code they run. Instead it took two months for supicions to emerge.
Bitpay's Copay wallet used the even-stream library, and Bitpay was not involved in raising the alarm over this grave subversion of their product.
Two Ukrainian vessels were seized by the Russian Navy after the erractically maneuverng ships aggressively approached the Kerch Strait bridge without providing advanced notification required by a 2003 treaty between Russia and Ukraine (archived). Russian personnel treated Ukranians wounded in defense of the 18.1 kilometer long bridge. Ukranian President Poroshenko has responded by declaring martial law while Hawks in NATO governments has proposed opening hostilities outside of the Syrian proxy war sandbox. Russian influenced media outlets are supposing that if a new Crimean war breaks out, it will be the last (archived).
France has errupted in protests against their elected president Macron. Mainstream sources are characterizing the protests as being centered around fuel prices though a cursory scan of banners being held by "yellow jacket" protesters present in photos by these same organizations suggest deeper disatisfactions are involved (archived).