Russia's failure to secure a quick victory against Ukraine forced Vladimir Putin to adapt. Over the past six months, Russia has been fighting an information war alongside its military campaign. How Moscow rerouted the internet On 30 May the internet connection in occupied Kherson dropped. It returned within hours, but people could no longer access sites like Facebook, Twitter and Ukrainian news. The internet had been rerouted to Russia. The online activity of those in Kherson was now visible to Moscow and was subject to censorship. Internet traffic in Kherson was originally routed from network hubs elsewhere in the country and passed through Kyiv. As Russia gained strength in southern Ukraine, reports emerged that it was taking over control of local internet providers in Kherson – either through cooperation or by force. Once in control, Russia could reroute the internet to Moscow via a state-owned internet provider in Crimea. This briefly happened on 1 … [Read more...] about How Putin used internet censorship and fake news for six months to push the Ukraine war agenda
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Internet commenters rallied behind one new mother who said her son's grandmother has been less than helpful since he was born earlier this year. In a viral Reddit post published on r/AmITheA**hole, Redditor u/almost30xoxo (otherwise referred to as the original poster, or OP) described the hellacious series of events that has plagued her family over the last eight months and revealed the final straw that spurred the decision to cut her own mother off completely. Titled, "[Am I the a**hole] for denying my mom access to her grandson because she refuses to help me?" the post has received nearly 15,000 upvotes and 3,000 comments in the last day. "My husband and I...are first time parents," OP began. "I had a difficult pregnancy." Continuing to explain that her maternity leave was short and that she has since been diagnosed with postpartum depression, the original poster said both she and her husband work demanding jobs and have been helping take care of her mother-in-law, who is … [Read more...] about New mom backed for cutting off contact with son’s grandmother: “No empathy”
When Kassi Horton’s husband, Army Staff Sgt. Shaun Horton, received a cross-country change in assignment in the midst of a pandemic, she knew their home-buying process would be atypical. Ms. Horton, 27, and Sergeant Horton, 28, had been living in a rental in upstate New York and felt it was time to finally purchase their first home in their new location, Colorado Springs. But they didn’t want to deal with the health risks and quarantine rules involved with flying back and forth to look at properties. And they didn’t have the luxury of travel time, anyway: the housing market in Colorado Springs, like many cities across America, is currently white-hot, with homes selling hours after hitting the market, often at 20 percent above the asking price. So they jumped on an increasingly popular bandwagon for first-time buyers and made an offer on a home they had never seen in person. Eight more offers followed. For the Hortons, the ninth time was the charm, and in late January they moved … [Read more...] about In the Pandemic, Online Home-Buying Picks Up Speed
When your hip’s healthy, it moves easily allowing you to move without pain. But when it hurts, it’s natural to wonder why. Here are a few reasons you may be experiencing hip pain. How the hip works The hip is one of the largest weight-bearing joints in your body. A healthy hip moves easily, allowing you to walk, turn, and do many other activities without pain. To keep it moving smoothly, a complex network of bones, cartilage, muscles, ligaments, and tendons must all work in harmony. The hip is a ball-and-socket joint. The ball (femoral head) at the top of the thighbone (femur) fits into a rounded socket or cup-like cavity (acetabulum) in your pelvis. Bands of tissues called ligaments form a capsule connecting the ball to the socket and holding the bones in place. A layer of smooth tissue called cartilage cushions the surface of the bones, helping the ball to rotate easily in the socket. Fluid-filled sacs (bursae) cushion the area where muscles or tendons glide across bone. … [Read more...] about What’s Causing My Hip Pain?
Uber was hacked this month. The company said that the attacker — a teenager possibly linked to the incident was just arrested i n London — most likely obtained the corporate password of an Uber contractor. Using that person’s access, the hacker gained access to some of Uber’s internal systems: internal Slack messages, a finance tool for invoices and the dashboard where the company’s security researchers report bugs and vulnerabilities. It’s a big deal, and an embarrassment to the company. Uber has said that it believes that the attacker is affiliated with a hacking group called Lapsus$, whose members are mostly teenagers and which has recently targeted several technology companies. Uber also said it had not seen any evidence that user data was compromised during the incident. In the lawsuits that will invariably result, we will learn more about what happened. But any litigation against the company, whether it be by government agencies like the Federal Trade Commission, or … [Read more...] about The Uber Hack Exposes More Than Failed Data Security