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To The Moon! Bitcoin Price Reaches All-Time High

November 2, 2017 cody 0

Bitcoin is more valuable than ever, despite several controversial forks coming up over the next few weeks. Just hours after Reuters reported bitcoin prices reached a new all-time high of $6,450 on Wednesday, CoinMarketCap estimated the price has reached $6,610. It’s likely that prices will continue to rise in the wake of the recent announcement […]

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PBOC sets USD/CNY mid-point today at 6.6196

November 2, 2017 Eamonn Sheridan 0

People’s Bank of China reference rate for onshore yuan trading
OMOs today, the Bank to … skip today after gauging demand for 7, 14 and 63 dayers. With 140bn yuan maturing it’s a of that amount.
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Twitter Admits It Buried “Podesta Email”, DNC Tweets Ahead Of The Presidential Election

November 2, 2017 Tyler Durden 0

It was approximately one year ago, when angry tweeters alleged that Jack Dorsey et al., were purposefully censoring and “suppressing” certain content on Twitter, namely anything to do with the leaked DNC and John Podesta emails, as well as hashtags critical of Hillary Clinton while “shadow-banning” pro-Donald Trump content. We can now confirm that at least one part of the above was true, because during today’s Senate hearing, Twitter admitted it “buried”, which is another word for censored, significant portions of tweets related to hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign chair John Podesta in the months heading into the 2016 presidential campaign.

As Daily Caller’s Peter Hasson reports, Twitter’s systems hid 48 percent of tweets using the #DNCLeak hashtag and 25 percent of tweets using #PodestaEmails, Twitter general counsel Sean Edgett said in his written testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

Before the election, we also detected and took action on activity relating to hashtags that have since been reported as manifestations of efforts to interfere with the 2016 election. For example, our automated spam detection systems helped mitigate the impact of automated Tweets promoting the #PodestaEmails hashtag, which originated with Wikileaks’ publication of thousands of emails from the Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s Gmail account.

 

The core of the hashtag was propagated by Wikileaks, whose account sent out a series of 118 original Tweets containing variants on the hashtag #PodestaEmails referencing the daily installments of the emails released on the Wikileaks website. In the two months preceding the election, around 57,000 users posted approximately 426,000 unique Tweets containing variations of the #PodestaEmails hashtag.

 

Approximately one quarter (25%) of those Tweets received internal tags from our automation detection systems that hid them from searches.

 

As described in greater detail below, our systems detected and hid just under half (48%) of the Tweets relating to variants of another notable hashtag, #DNCLeak, which concerned the disclosure of leaked emails from the Democratic National Committee.

And yet, this glaring act of censorship was not aimed at the sources of the alleged propaganda, but the content: Just 2% of the tweets using the #DNCLeak hashtag came from “potentially Russian-linked accounts,” Edgett said.

He also explained that Twitter hid the tweets as “part of our general efforts at the time to fight automation and spam on our platform across all areas.

…And Hillary still lost?

Just over a year ago, on the same day that Donald Trump’s “grab them by the pussy tape” was released, WikiLeaks dumped over 30,000 hacked Podesta emails, which were damaging to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, throughout the election. A prior Wikileak of DNC emails, which revealed party officials secretly aided Hillary Clinton during her primary battle against Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders , eventually cost then-DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Shultz her job. The leaks also exposed supposedly “neutral” journalists as pro-Clinton partisans.

The U.S. intelligence community concluded that Russian operatives were behind the original hacking of both the DNC and Podesta emails, which were part of Russian influence operations meant to disrupt the American electoral system.

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A question emerges: did Jack Dorsey, with his arbitrary decision to censor specific content damaging to Democrats, interfere with the election, and a funnier question: if Hillary lost with Twitter censoring anti-Hillary content, what would the outcome have been if Twitter actually respected the First Amendment?

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Iraq threatens to resume military operations against Kurds

November 2, 2017 Middle East Monitor 0

Iraqi forces threatened on Wednesday to resume operations to capture northern Kurdish-held territory after accusing authorities there of delaying handing over control of Iraq’s borders with Turkey, Iran and Syria. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Friday declared a pause in an offensive that began on 16 October to take over areas claimed both by his government and the autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). Abadi ordered economic and military retaliation against the KRG after Iraqi Kurds voted for independence in September in a referendum that Baghdad declared illegal. He said the truce was meant to allow Iraqi troops to deploy without hindrance in the disputed areas and at the international borders. Kurdish officials said on Tuesday they were willing to allow […]

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FX options for Thursday expiry (2 November 2017)

November 2, 2017 Eamonn Sheridan 0

At the 10am New York time cut, nearby options for:
EUR/USD (euro amounts)
– 1.1850 555m
– 1.1700 / 05 1.29bn
– 1.1670 775m
– 1.1650 1.52bn
– 1.1605 /10 1.03bn
*USD/JPY, USD amounts
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Futures Slide On Report Corporate Tax Cuts To Be Temporary, Phase Out After A Decade

November 2, 2017 Tyler Durden 0

When the NAR won the battle over keeping State and Local Tax deductions “as is”, in the process denying the proposed GOP tax reform more than a trillion in revenue over the next ten years, it effectively doomed the most important provision of the repub…

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Cornell Professor Claims Blockchain Advances with Thunder Token Debut

November 2, 2017 BitNewz.net 0

A Cornell computer science professor known for her work on the fundamentals of distributed systems is soon to launch a new blockchain project. Announced today at ethereum’s annual developer conference, Devcon3, Shi explained that the upcoming work will be based on the thunderella protocol – a paper she co-authored alongside Cornell associate professor Rafael Pass earlier […]

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