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  • ACLU defends article linking Taylor Swift to white supremacists

    11/08/2017 1:36:47 PM PST · by Houmatt · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11-07-17 | unknown
    The ACLU and Taylor Swift are squaring off after the singer tried to get an article detailing how white supremacy movements have embraced her lyrics and music videos, and how her silence has exacerbated the matter, pulled from a website. On Monday, the ACLU sent a letter to Swift's legal team arguing that an article posted by PopFront that links the star to the white supremacy movement should not be taken down -- as Swift has requested -- because the writer has the right to free speech.
  • Russia to reduce reliance on US dollar & payment systems in response to sanctions

    08/07/2017 7:31:51 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 24 replies
    RT ^ | August 7, 2017
    The Russian government will intensify efforts to cut the country’s dependence on US payment systems and the dollar as a settling currency, said Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov on Monday, as quoted by RIA Novosti. ... US President Donald Trump approved the law imposing new restrictions on the Russian banking and energy sectors.... The new law will punish individuals for investing more than $5 million a year or $1 million at a time in Russian energy export pipeline projects or providing such enterprises with services, technology or information support.
  • Hacker documents show NSA tools for breaching global money transfer system

    04/16/2017 6:26:11 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 33 replies
    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/ ^ | April 15, 2017 | By Clare Baldwin and Joseph Menn Reuters
    By Clare Baldwin and Joseph MennHONG KONG/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Documents and computer files released by hackers provide a blueprint for how the U.S. National Security Agency likely used weaknesses in commercially available software to gain access to the global system for transferring money between banks, a review of the data showed.On Friday, a group calling itself the Shadow Brokers released documents and files indicating NSA had accessed the SWIFT money-transfer system through service providers in the Middle East and Latin America. That release was the latest in a series of disclosures by the group in recent months.Matt Suiche, founder...
  • US government 'hacked global bank system'

    04/14/2017 9:57:49 PM PDT · by Fedora · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | 04/15/2017 | Dave Lee
    A huge range of security exploits, said to be worth over $2m if sold on the black market, have been leaked online.The tools are said to have been created by the US National Security Agency (NSA), and accompanying documents appear to indicate a possible breach of the Swift global banking system.Such a hack could have enabled the US to covertly monitor financial transactions, researchers said.The files were released by Shadow Brokers, a hacking group that has previously leaked malware.If genuine, it represents perhaps the most significant exposure of NSA files since the Edward Snowden leaks in 2013.On Twitter, Mr Snowden...
  • Russia's banking system has SWIFT alternative ready

    04/02/2017 3:35:50 PM PDT · by Tours · 12 replies
    RT ^ | 3/23/22017 | https://www.rt.com/business/382017-russia-swift-central-bank/
    If the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) is shut down in Russia, the country’s banking system will not crash, according to Central Bank Governor Elvira Nabiullina. Russia has a substitute. "There were threats that we can be disconnected from SWIFT. We have finished working on our own payment system, and if something happens, all operations in SWIFT format will work inside the country. We have created an alternative," Nabiullina said at a meeting with President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday. She also added that 90 percent of ATMs in Russia are ready to accept the Mir payment system, a...
  • VISA to Test Blockchain Payments among Banks; a SWIFT Rival?

    09/01/2016 8:51:37 AM PDT · by amorphous · 1 replies
    Cryptocoin News ^ | 1 Sept 2016 | Samburaj Das
    VISA and blockchain-technology partner BTL will invite a select group of European banks to participate in a blockchain project that will see inter-bank payments made via transfers over the ledger. Hot on the heels of the likes of R3, Visa will experiment its own blockchain-based payments platform with a select group of banks who will send money over a blockchain. The proof-of-concept project will use Interbit, a cross-border blockchain remittance and settlement platform developed by industry startup BTL. Launched earlier this year, the Interbit platform is seen by Visa as the solution to “reduce cost, settlement time, credit risk, and...
  • Some oil firms borrowed billions. Now they're getting burned. (very sobering)

    03/27/2016 2:59:59 PM PDT · by doldrumsforgop · 34 replies
    tyler telegraph ^ | 3/27/16 | c harlan
    He'd borrowed from banks and investors and retirement funds, all in a frenzied mission to drill for oil and gas, and by the time Terry Swift realized he'd gone too far, this was his debt: $1.349 billion. His company, founded by his father almost 40 years earlier, had plunged into bankruptcy and laid off 25 percent of its staff. Its shares had been pulled from the New York Stock Exchange. And now Swift was in a company Chevrolet Tahoe, driving back to the flat and dusty place where his bets had gone bust. Swift was coming to this energy-rich strip...
  • Apple’s Swift programming language is now open source

    12/04/2015 2:50:36 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 27 replies
    9 to 5 Mac ^ | December 4, 2015 | By Benjamin Mayo
    As promised earlier in the year, Apple’s Swift team has now posted source code for the Swift compiler and standard library functions and objects. Open-sourcing Swift is a big win for the developer community as it means Swift can now be setup to run on a server and many other use cases, bringing Apple programming talent and expertise beyond ‘just’ making apps iOS devices and Macs.Making Swift open-source also gives the developer community as a whole more confidence in the language. Theoretically, if Apple ever decided to move away from Swift (which is unlikely), the language could be picked up...
  • Money, sex and modernism

    10/01/2015 7:22:21 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 5 replies
    Harvesting the Fruit of Vatican II ^ | 9/30/15 | Louie Verrecchio
    An article by Italian journalist Maurizio Blondet is making the rounds alleging that Pope Benedict XVI was blackmailed into abdication by forces allied with SWIFT (the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication), which had a hand in the shutdown of ATM and bank card services at the Vatican in January of 2012. According to Blondet: There was a blackmail of Benedict XVI, coming from who knows where, through SWIFT. The underlying reasons for this have not been clarified, but it is clear that SWIFT has intervened directly in the management of affairs of the Church. This particular theory is not...
  • "There was a blackmail come from who knows where, through SWIFT, exercised on Benedict XVI."

    09/29/2015 10:27:22 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 36 replies
    Orwell's Picnic ^ | 9/29/15 | Hilary Jane Margaret White
    This is starting to not be funny anymore. Ratzinger non poté “né vendere né comprare” Ratzinger he could "neither sell nor buy" Maurizio Blondet Roughly translated by Google: "Few know what SWIFT (the acronym stands for Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) is: in theory, is a global "clearing house", uniting 10,500 banks in 215 countries. In fact, is the most occult and sole center of American-globalist financial power, a bastion of blackmail on which the hegemony of the dollar, the most powerful means of political and economic espionage (to the detriment especially for us Europeans) and the means by...
  • Taylor Swift Insures Gams for 40M bucks

    03/12/2015 3:05:05 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 26 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 12 March 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    That's $20M a stem... Much like how Fred Astaire took-out a policy on his legendary dancin' legs for $75K a pop -and national treasure Dolly Parton hedged her ginormous, iconic boobs for $600K (for the set)- contemporary pop star Taylor Swift has now insured her own (Grade-A) legs for a cool $40M. And although her music is not entirely my cup of tea, I've heard worse (plus she's actually a songwriter- I respect that). Alas, they might have guessed a bit light on the legs appraisal- seems to have become her trademark already, and no doubt more than a minor element of...
  • Taylor Swift grants last wish of 4-year-old with cancer - to 'Shake It Off' together

    03/04/2015 12:02:05 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 12 replies
    FoxNews Latino ^ | March 3, 2015 | NA
    Jalene Salinas loves Taylor Swift. All the 4-year-old Texas girl wanted was a chance to meet her idol and dance to her hit song “Shake It Off.” Meeting the pop singer was the only thing left on what the toddler’s bucket list – as the family calls the list that they started about 10 months ago after she was diagnosed with brain cancer. On Monday night, the little girl got her wish. Jalene’s mom Jennifer Arriagas told Eyewitness News that the pop singer chatted with the family for 20 minutes during a surprise call via Facetime.
  • The right not to know (NY Times discloses more sensitive info, helping terrorism!)

    06/24/2006 8:47:03 PM PDT · by neverdem · 72 replies · 1,801+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 24, 2006 | MASTHEAD EDITORIAL
    Once more the spoiler. Despite the earnest persuasion of the White House to preserve a useful weapon in the war against the terrorists, the New York Times has revealed the workings of a covert surveillance program, indisputably within the law, to use administrative subpoenas to examine, through a Belgian financial consortium known by the acronym SWIFT, the financing of international terrorism. Once the story was out, the Los Angeles Times and Wall Street Journal covered it as well. Now the program is damaged, perhaps severely so, and the financing of terror is harder to track. This is another unnecessary leak,...
  • Send This Reporter to Jail (Traitor James Risen of the NYT)

    05/07/2010 10:59:44 AM PDT · by mojito · 30 replies · 1,502+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | 5/7/2010 | Gabriel Schoenfeld
    New York Times reporter James Risen is facing prison if he doesn’t reveal sources that gave him highly classified information on U.S. intelligence in Iran. Gabriel Schoenfeld says no reporter is above the law.
  • Taylor Swift overwhelms fan with $1,989 for student loans, amazing gifts

    01/14/2015 5:00:46 PM PST · by Hugin · 37 replies
    msn ^ | 13 Jan 2015 | Daniel Gates
    Rebekah filmed herself opening the package, in which she found a handwritten note from Swift. “I was thinking about you today, and how you have been there cheering me on in the most thoughtful and creative ways,” Swift wrote to Rebekah, mentioning a video and other posts Rebekah made. Swift continued, “I got out my paints for the first time in a while today and made you something. I really, really, really hope you like it. I’m not a good painter, but you’re so beautiful and positive, even though you’re dealing with the stress life brings, so I wanted to...
  • What Petrodollar: Russia, China To Create SWIFT Alternative

    09/12/2014 1:54:36 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 15 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10 September 2014 | Tyler Durden
    If, when in February Victoria Nuland infamously launched a (not so) covert campaign to replace the ruling Ukraine president oblivious to the human casualties, resulting in a civil war in east Ukraine, NATO encroachment along the borders of Russia, and a near-terminal escalation in hostilities between Ukraine, Russian, and various regional NATO members, the US intention was to provoke the Kremlin so hard that the nation with the world's largest reserves of mineral and energy resources would jettison the US Dollar and in the process begin the unraveling of the USD reserve currency status (as much as Jared Bernstein desires...
  • Kerry: I Never Said Syria Response Had to Be Swift

    09/01/2013 7:40:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    breitbart ^ | 9/1/13 | William Bigalow
    John Kerry, speaking on Face the Nation, defended Barack Obama’s delay in implementing action against Bashar Assad while he goes to Congress for authorization. Host Major Garrett asked, "I know you believe the president’s decision to seek congressional authorization is courageous, but isn’t it bowing to a political reality that had been communicated to the president late this week that there would be significant congressional backlash if he didn’t give Congress a role, and that backlash, in part, reflected the inability of the Administration to make its case this past week?" Kerry responded that President Obama had not shown any...
  • Swift pays cash for $17M home [Country Girl Singer Drops Millions for Rhode Island Mansion]

    04/30/2013 1:58:09 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 70 replies
    Taylor Swift is adding to her property portfolio after securing a $17.75 million deal for a new seaside home in Rhode Island. The I Knew You Were Trouble hitmaker recently went house hunting along the U.S. northeast coast with her mother Andrea, father Scott and younger brother Austin, and she appears to have settled on a lavish estate in the town of Westerly. The property, which boasts five bedrooms and sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean, had reportedly been on the market for $20 million - but Swift managed to use her charms to negotiate the lower price -- she...
  • On Swift raid anniversary, immigrants hold vigil for reform

    12/13/2012 6:52:48 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 5 replies
    KSL.COM ^ | December 12th, 2012 | Jed Boal and Mike Anderson
    SALT LAKE CITY — Undocumented and legal Latinos gathered with a diverse crowd Wednesday night in Salt Lake to send a message to Washington: They want change in U.S. immigration laws. "This is a human issue and ... these are families that are being separated," said Itza Hernandez. "We need some kind of change to the broken immigration system." Hernandez, a member of the Salt Lake Dream Team, is an undocumented immigrant who has lived in Utah since she was 4 years old. She and others who spoke at the vigil hoped that lawmakers in Washington and neighbors at home...
  • ‘SWIFT’ Reaction: Iran May Block Oil Exports

    03/18/2012 8:38:45 PM PDT · by Razzz42 · 17 replies
    israelnationalnews.com ^ | 3/18/2012 | By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Iran may impose a blockade on oil exports that threaten the world’s economies as a reaction to new unprecedented sanctions, says its former intelligence minister Ali Fallahian. Belgium’s Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT), which handles most international bank transfers, has eliminated Iran from its services. The move is a “direct result of international and multilateral action to intensify financial sanctions against Iran," said SWIFT CEO Lazaro Campos. The embargo on Iran took effect Saturday and reduces Iran’s ability to use a secure network to receive payments. It also will affect Iranians wanting to receive money from relatives outside...