The United States Department of Defense amid numerous reports of personnel leaking information through fitness tracking apps has decided to ban them (archived). As military personnel represent a substantial portion of the market for fitness related purchases, if only due to their nominally being graded on fitness for job retention and promotion, this is bleak news for the fitness tracking industry.
The US National Rifle Association, an organization that has long been a major financial supporter of more than half of active US politicians at any given time, is in peril after facing a financial deplatforming attack led by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (archived). As a result of Cuomo's blacklist campaign the NRA has lost its general liability insurance and is having extraordinary difficulty accessing the fiat financial services their organization depends on.
Politically motivated deplatforming campaigns have typically been limited in effect to denying social media access and occasionally financial services to figures outside the political mainstream on popular platforms. By contrast the National Rifle Association has long been a pillar of mainstream US politics serving to moderate the mass of would be conservative voters into a form more malleable to "our democracy" by promising them no matter what horrors may come, at least they could keep their guns. That's a rather tepid proposition for this age of The Great Again.
Multiple agencies operating as part of the criminal conspiracy known as the USG hit Wildlands Outdoor Equipment in Vandalia, Illinois with an early morning raid (archived). Forces from "Homeland Security", the FBI, ATF, and Illinois State Police descended on the property of 82 year old Bob Hanabarger in armoured vehicles followed by flatbed trucks. The thieves made no arrests and the local US attorney's office declined to comment on why the USG raiders loaded property including entire intermodal containers onto their vehicles.
Hanabarger has reportedly been operating his business equipping outdoor enthusiasts for decades.
The entire police force of Blandford, Massachusetts resigned from the force last night (archived). Interim chief Roberta Sarnacki and all three officers shared a single resination letter where they alleged "unsafe working conditions" and poor equipment. At the 2010 census Blandford had a population of 1233 persons.
Today Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced that Crimea had been reintegrated into Russia following a mix up that left Crimea for some years after the Soviet Union collapse attached instead to Ukraine (archived). During the final years of the Hussein Bahamas administration Russia was pushed to reclaim the territory after foreign meddling by western governments in Ukraine destabilized the region.
The United Colours Antifa Street Soccer Cup in Zwickau, Germany was cancelled after racist violence broke out between a primarily Arab and a primarily African team. The event's organizers are self declared Antifa terrorists and describe the competition as a demonstration that Zwickau is not for "racism and every type of discrimination", a mission statement the involved players must have failed to comprehend before the game broke down into a cacophony of racist violence.
It has been discovered that Sony IPELA series network cameras will execute commands issued through specially formed http GET requests (archived). The affected cameras are marketed for "monitoring and surveillance", but there is a chance that a number of the affected cameras may be in service within the camwhore industry.
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.
A white South African farmer's efforts to resettle permamently in Russia are being thwarted by South African bureaucrats refusing to provide documentation to allow him to complete an application for permanent residency (archived). The farmer has been spending the majority of his time in Paris while the plight of his people in their homeland continues.