Phone site – Myrlina Hermes http://myrlinahermes.com/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 06:38:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://myrlinahermes.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-6-150x150.png Phone site – Myrlina Hermes http://myrlinahermes.com/ 32 32 On the Move: Jamestown Mobile Market Expands with New Box Truck | News, Sports, Jobs https://myrlinahermes.com/on-the-move-jamestown-mobile-market-expands-with-new-box-truck-news-sports-jobs/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 04:40:31 +0000 https://myrlinahermes.com/on-the-move-jamestown-mobile-market-expands-with-new-box-truck-news-sports-jobs/ The Jamestown Mobile and Public Market recently received a grant from the Cummins Foundation that enabled the organization to purchase a decommissioned Penske truck. The new truck has allowed the mobile market to expand and provide food to residents in “low food access areas”. Photo submitted The Jamestown Public and Mobile […]]]>

The Jamestown Mobile and Public Market recently received a grant from the Cummins Foundation that enabled the organization to purchase a decommissioned Penske truck. The new truck has allowed the mobile market to expand and provide food to residents in “low food access areas”. Photo submitted

The Jamestown Public and Mobile Market recently received a $35,000 grant from the National Cummins Foundation.

Board member Reverend Luke Fodor said the Jamestown Mobile Market provides fresh, healthy produce to neighborhoods that lack local grocery stores and produce stalls.

Throughout the city, there are impoverished communities where residents do not have fresh local produce within a mile of their residence. According to the mobile market, a “Area with low food access” describes an area where more than 30% of residents live more than one mile from a grocery store, farmer’s market, or fresh produce vendor.

“These little food deserts that we have are actually not natural,” Fodor said. “It’s considered a food apartheid region.”

For the past two years, the Mobile Market has used a donated car and trailer to transport food to low food access areas of the Jamestown community. After successfully operating in the area, the mobile market applied for a grant from the Cummins Foundation, which provided the financial resources to purchase a disused Penske van truck.

“The National Cummins Foundation has decided that they are very interested in working with some sort of next model of community development around food and food insecurity,” Fodor said. “Cummins was clear that they wanted to think differently about the food system and how we could better resource our community.”

Fodor explained that pantries became popular in the 1970s when the United States experienced high inflation and communities worried about people’s ability to support themselves. Although pantries were originally designed as a temporary solution, Fodor said the pantry model has remained popular in communities over the years.

However, unlike the traditional food pantry format, the Jamestown Mobile Market offers residents the ability to pick their own produce options at various locations around town on certain days of the week. Throughout the summer, Mobile Market’s new van truck delivered vegetables to people in places that would not normally supply fresh produce.

“Instead of being given products, which is often how food kitchens work, it’s kind of a more customer-centric interface,” Fodor said. “We get local vegetables from local farmers and sell them directly to people so they can choose what they want. I think it really gives people dignity when they go out and can use the resources that are available to them.

The Cummins Foundation showed interest in the mobile market food model, providing the funding the organization needed to expand its program by purchasing a larger vehicle that could hold more produce.

To entice people to eat more vegetables, Fodor said the mobile market often sells produce below the average market price. In addition to offering the products at an affordable price, the mobile market works in conjunction with other aid programs. For example, the Chautauqua Center has a “Veggie Rx” program supported by the Mobile Market.

“They have a deal with us where they write the prescription, they tell us who the person is, and that person can come to the market and pick up free vegetables,” Fodor said. “It really is an amazing way to impact the community.”

The mobile market also accepts SNAP benefits, allowing residents to use their food assistance benefits to buy fresh vegetables. Additionally, Mobile Market partners with Buffalo’s Field and Fork Foundation to provide a “double” program that allows community members to double the SNAP benefits allocated to them.

The mobile market partners with two local farmers to supply the produce, stimulate the local economy, and increase the growing capacity of farmers each year through the activities of the mobile market.

The Jamestown Mobile Market has also contracted with the Chautauqua County Office of Aging to provide fresh vegetables to seniors.

“We are delighted with this partnership”, Fodor said. “The Office for the Aging contracted with us because we now have this truck to drive to various seniors’ residences, even outside of Jamestown.”



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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell sues FBI for seizing his phone while driving a Hardee https://myrlinahermes.com/mypillow-ceo-mike-lindell-sues-fbi-for-seizing-his-phone-while-driving-a-hardee/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 09:40:24 +0000 https://myrlinahermes.com/mypillow-ceo-mike-lindell-sues-fbi-for-seizing-his-phone-while-driving-a-hardee/ Topline MyPillow chief Mike Lindell, a staunch supporter of former President Donald Trump, sued the FBI for seizing his cellphone during a drive-thru at Hardee’s last week, alleging the agency violated its policies. rights as he continued to peddle unsupported plots about the 2020 election. MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell sued the FBI for allegedly violating […]]]>

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MyPillow chief Mike Lindell, a staunch supporter of former President Donald Trump, sued the FBI for seizing his cellphone during a drive-thru at Hardee’s last week, alleging the agency violated its policies. rights as he continued to peddle unsupported plots about the 2020 election.

Highlights

Lindell claims the FBI and the Justice Department violated his constitutional rights when FBI agents seized his phone while driving a Hardee as he returned from a duck hunting trip last week.

The court filing said Lindell feared ‘for his life and the life of his friend’ and was ‘ready to ram one of the vehicles to escape’ after federal agents surrounded his truck to execute a seizure warrant from his phone, which had been cleared by a federal judge. .

Lindell said he was not allowed to leave until he handed over his phone, which he said amounted to “unlawful detention”.

Officers also did not explain Lindell’s rights to him and denied his requests to call his attorney as they questioned him about issues such as Dominion Voting Systems, his air travel and Tina Peters, County of Mesa, Colorado, election official who was indicted earlier this year for allegedly tampering with voting machines, according to the filing.

Lindell, who has not been charged with a crime or arrested, also said the government had to follow him for the FBI to be able to execute the search warrant at Hardee’s home, because he did not go public with his plans for the search. visit.

The lawsuit demands the return of Lindell’s cellphone, along with any data obtained from it, which the government should be barred from disclosing or using in any investigation.

Key context

Lindell, like many of Trump’s closest allies, has often found himself in hot water over his persistent claims that the 2020 election was stolen. He was sued for his repeated and unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud, including by Dominion Voting Systems and Smartmatic for defamation, and says he was overruled by major retailers in retaliation for his claims. He’s a staunch opponent of computerized voting systems — something he reiterates in this lawsuit and insists he’s protected by the First Amendment — which he says enabled massive election fraud. of 2020. While he claims to have strong evidence that the election was stolen from Trump, widespread voter fraud and flaws in voting machines, Lindell’s evidence hasn’t stood up to even basic scrutiny. .

Tangent

It is unclear whether Lindell himself is being investigated and he has previously claimed officers are asking him about his links to Peters. According to New York Times. The case against Peters, who pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiring to download data from voting machines, is one of many involving people who allegedly accessed voting machines to retrieve data that could apparently proving conspiracy theories that the election was stolen.

Further reading

Trump claims MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell was ‘raided’ by the FBI after his cellphone was seized from a Hardee’s drive-thru (Forbes)

Voter fraud believer – charged with voter tampering – loses nomination for Colorado secretary of state (Forbes)

‘They’re trying to cancel me’: MyPillow CEO says retailers dumped brand amid baseless voter fraud allegations (Forbes)

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Site of Pottstown home explosion inspected by utility companies and lawyers https://myrlinahermes.com/site-of-pottstown-home-explosion-inspected-by-utility-companies-and-lawyers/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 20:40:27 +0000 https://myrlinahermes.com/site-of-pottstown-home-explosion-inspected-by-utility-companies-and-lawyers/ A group of experts for utility and household appliances the companies began a multi-day inspection of a home that exploded in Pottstown, one of the first inspections in months to try to figure out what caused the explosion that killed five people, including four children. In late May, the massive explosion killed Francine White, 67; […]]]>

A group of experts for utility and household appliances the companies began a multi-day inspection of a home that exploded in Pottstown, one of the first inspections in months to try to figure out what caused the explosion that killed five people, including four children.

In late May, the massive explosion killed Francine White, 67; Alana Wood, 13; Jeremiah White, 12; Nehemiah White, 10; and Tristan White, 8. Eugene White and Kristina Matuzsan were seriously injured. A lawyer for the family said on Monday the two were still dealing with “catastrophic” injuries.

The family lived in the house in the 400 block of Hale Street in the borough of Montgomery County, which they had purchased just a year before the explosion. The adjoining twin house was vacant.

READ MORE: Pottstown family who lost 5 members in house explosion moved from Philadelphia for a better life

Several residents who lived near the blast have been displaced for months and have not received many updates on the cause or when they will be able to return home.

On Monday, workers from companies such as Amerigas and Peco, along with attorneys for affected families, were ready to clean up the debris for the first time since the blast, an attorney said, and conduct a thorough investigation into the causes of the huge explosion that some neighbors described as resembling a “bomb” went off.

“We are here in an effort – in the most scientific way possible – to determine what happened in this tragedy,” said Michael Budner, one of the lawyers representing the family of those killed.

The Borough of Pottstown clerk confirmed that attorneys for the affected families were conducting an inspection and cleanup of the site, but declined to comment further on the investigation or say whether the borough had deployed inspectors.

A spokesperson for Amerigas said the company is cooperating with the investigation. Peco confirmed they were on site Monday as part of the inspection.

READ MORE: Peco says there’s no evidence gas from its system caused fatal Pottstown home explosion

The inspection will continue through at least Wednesday, Budner said. There is no timetable for the publication of the findings, he said. said, with each company and agency publishing their own findings.

On Monday, experts were briefed on who would clear what debris and safety protocols. Various equipment and an excavator were on site.

Some displaced residents, including Tandra Rambert, visited the blast site on Monday and spoke of the frustrating lack of information from the borough. Rambert, who lived next door to the blast, said she still had nightmares.

“It’s still difficult. Dreams, thinking about it. PTSD. I don’t ride elevators. I’ll take the stairs. If the phone rings unexpectedly, I jump,” she said.

Rambert said she has not received any updates or information from Pottstown and is temporarily staying in Malvern. Rambert, who has lived in the home since 2008 with her adult son, was angry at what she sees as Pottstown’s “pure negligence”, citing neighborhood complaints about the smell of gas for some time.

“Pottstown neglect,” she says. “It shouldn’t have happened. Because everyone has been talking about the smell of gas for years.

Many locals have raised questions about the possibility of a gas leak. Several residents said the neighborhood had smelled natural gas frequently in the past and had occasionally called inspectors to the area. Peco, which serves the borough, previously said it had not received any calls reporting the smell of natural gas in the three days before the explosion.

The twin homes that were destroyed were not hooked up to natural gas through Peco, but there are natural gas lines in the area, a Peco spokesperson previously said.

A propane tank seen at the site also sparked speculation that it may have triggered the explosion. Propane distributor AmeriGas had previously confirmed one of its tanks was at the home.

An AmeriGas tank was removed from the site of the explosion Monday morning.

For Kenneth Cotton Jr., who lived a stone’s throw from the explosion, the incident turned his life upside down. Since the blast, Cotton has been separated from his 4-year-old son, who lives with the child’s mother and grandparents, and has changed jobs as he could no longer perform physically strenuous work due to shoulder and head injuries.

Like Rambert, Cotton said he did not receive any updates or information, although he was allowed to retrieve some of his belongings. At one point, her child ran into her old room and didn’t want to leave. Telling his son they couldn’t stay hurt, he said.

Cotton now lives with her parents across the block, which makes her daily walks harrowing, being just yards from her own home.

Earlier this month, residents expressed their anger and asked questions at a meeting at a local YMCA, but got no answers, Rambert said.

“For a really long time, nothing was really happening,” Cotton said. “I hope I can get some kind of relief or some kind of peace out of it, knowing what happened. Knowing the situation that happened a few months ago and they still don’t have answers is kinda embarrassing. Because a lot of people lost a lot of things that day. Lives.”

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Donald Trump News Today: Trump nominee named special master in FBI raid as DoJ bid to take over investigation rejected https://myrlinahermes.com/donald-trump-news-today-trump-nominee-named-special-master-in-fbi-raid-as-doj-bid-to-take-over-investigation-rejected/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 05:45:00 +0000 https://myrlinahermes.com/donald-trump-news-today-trump-nominee-named-special-master-in-fbi-raid-as-doj-bid-to-take-over-investigation-rejected/ Jen Psaki says Democrats ‘love being up against’ Donald Trump ahead of midterms A Florida judge has appointed Donald Trump’s nominee as special master in the FBI’s investigation into top-secret documents seized by agents from his Mar-a-Lago estate. Judge Raymond Dearie will now examine documents seized during the raid on the former president’s property in […]]]>

Jen Psaki says Democrats ‘love being up against’ Donald Trump ahead of midterms

A Florida judge has appointed Donald Trump’s nominee as special master in the FBI’s investigation into top-secret documents seized by agents from his Mar-a-Lago estate.

Judge Raymond Dearie will now examine documents seized during the raid on the former president’s property in August after Mr Trump successfully named one.

U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon also on Thursday denied the Justice Department’s request to resume its criminal investigation into the seized classified documents. Judge Cannon said she was unwilling to accept government claims that nearly 100 documents from Mr Trump’s estate were classified.

“The court does not find it appropriate to accept the government’s findings on these important and contentious issues without further review by a neutral third party in a timely and orderly manner,” the judge said in his ruling.

Earlier, former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows reportedly complied with a Justice Department subpoena related to the investigation into the events surrounding the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. He is the longest-serving member of the Trump administration to comply with such an order.

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Trump won’t pick Pence as running mate in 2024 after former VP’s ‘political suicide’

Former President Donald Trump says in a new book that he won’t choose his former Vice President Mike Pence to serve as his running mate if he launches another White House bid in 2024.

Mr. Trump made the remarks in The Divider: Trump in the White House, 2017-2021written by Peter Baker of The New York Times and Susan Glasser of The New Yorker, The Guardian reported. Mr Baker and Ms Glasser interviewed Mr Trump in April and November last year.

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John Fetterman is hunting for votes in Trump’s ‘ruby red’ country – can he find them?

The Independent‘s Richard Hall tells how John Fetterman, a very different type of Democrat, hopes to whittle away Trump’s support in rural Pennsylvania.

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ICYMI | Melania told Trump he was ‘blowing that’ into Covid handling

Donald Trump’s wife, Melania, was reportedly so disturbed by her husband’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic that she began calling his response ‘wrong’.

News of one of the former president’s closest confidants, among others, expressing doubts about his ability to handle critical geopolitical issues comes from a forthcoming book by New York Times chief White House correspondent Peter Baker and New Yorker CNN Global Affairs Writer and Analyst, Susan Glasser.

CNN has obtained an early copy of the book.

In one of the book’s most damning passages, the two veteran reporters cite interviews with Trump insiders who were able to confirm that the president’s one-term partner was concerned about how his administration was responding to the pandemic.

Reporting by Johanna Chisholm.

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New York AG may sue Trump after rejecting settlement offer in fraud investigation

New York State’s law enforcement chief may soon file a civil lawsuit against former President Donald Trump, his eponymous real estate and licensing conglomerate, and at least one of his adult children after the proposed settlement by The twice-impeached ex-president who reportedly ended a years-long investigation into whether his companies defrauded state tax authorities has been dismissed.

Andrew Feinberg has the details.

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Trump threatens ‘big trouble’ if indicted

Former President Donald Trump hinted Thursday that his supporters could engage in a protracted campaign of violence if he were to be indicted for any crimes uncovered in criminal investigations into his conduct.

Speaking on Tory broadcaster Hugh Hewitt’s radio show, Mr Trump said an indictment would not deter him from running for president as he would have ‘no ban on running’ .

“But I think if that happened, I think you would have problems in this country like we may never have seen before. I don’t think the people of the United States would tolerate that,” he said. -he adds.

When asked what kinds of trouble he foresees if he is charged with a crime, Mr Trump added ominously: “I think you’d be in big trouble – big trouble.”

“I just don’t think they [his supporters] would bear it. They won’t,” he said. “They won’t stand still and put up with this ultimate hoax.”

Andrew Feinberg has more.

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Biden appoints U.S. attorney for Florida Mar-a-Lago District

President Joe Biden has appointed a Miami litigator and longtime government attorney to serve as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, the office currently involved in the Justice Department’s investigation into the classified files of the Mar-a-Lago estate of former President Donald Trump.

Markenzy Lapointe would replace Juan Antonio “Tony” Gonzalez, who was one of South Florida’s top prosecutors involved in the investigation of the classified records and the debate over whether a judge should appoint a special master to examine the documents taken by the FBI in the search.

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Democrats push back same-sex marriage vote past midterm

Democrats vote to protect same-sex and interracial marriages until after November’s midterm elections, backing down just days after Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer promised to brief the Senate on the issue “in the coming weeks”.

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Trump claims ‘absolute authority’ to declassify files

Donald Trump has claimed he has “the absolute right” to declassify top secret documents federal agents found at his Mar-a-Lago mansion.

The one-term president made the statement during an appearance on Conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt’s show this week and insisted he would not be prosecuted for it.

Graeme Massie listened to the interview.

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Mitt Romney defends GOP governors for sending migrants to Martha’s Vineyard

Republican Sen. Mitt Romney had no sympathy for Democratic leaders in cities and states across the country on Thursday after news broke that GOP governors were stepping up efforts to transport groups of migrants to their jurisdictions.

The campaign, spearheaded by Greg Abbott of Texas and now joined by Ron DeSantis of Florida, aims to embarrass the Biden administration by taking the issue of immigration enforcement into the hands of the state. In recent months, governors have found groups of undocumented migrants and tricked them through various means into accepting bus rides, a dozen at a time, out of state to unknown destinations.

John Bowden has the story.

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Protesters heckle GOP senators over Lindsey Graham’s proposed nationwide abortion ban

Republican senators were heckled in downtown Washington DC on Tuesday night as they attended a gala hosted by an anti-abortion group celebrating the fall of Roe versus Wade.

A handful of GOP lawmakers were guests of honor at an event hosted by Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America, an anti-abortion nonprofit named after the famous (and staunchly religious) women’s rights activist . Among those present were the two US senators from South Carolina, Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham.

About 100 protesters gathered outside the National Building Museum in the late afternoon and chanted slogans that included “our bodies our choice” and “pro-life is a lie, you don’t care if people die.”

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Nokia unveils feature phone with built-in wireless headphones in India https://myrlinahermes.com/nokia-unveils-feature-phone-with-built-in-wireless-headphones-in-india/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 13:10:00 +0000 https://myrlinahermes.com/nokia-unveils-feature-phone-with-built-in-wireless-headphones-in-india/ HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, on Tuesday launched a new 4G phone – Nokia 5710 XpressAudio – in India that comes with built-in wireless headphones. Priced at Rs 4,999, the new feature phone is now available on the company’s official website and will be available in all online and […]]]>


HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, on Tuesday launched a new 4G phone – Nokia 5710 XpressAudio – in India that comes with built-in wireless headphones.

Priced at Rs 4,999, the new feature phone is now available on the company’s official website and will be available in all online and offline stores from September 19.

“The Nokia 5710 XpressAudio is the latest addition to our Nokia Classics portfolio. The new phone delivers audio freedom through a game-changing design,” said Sanmeet Singh Kochhar, Vice President, HMD Global-India and MENA, in a statement.

“Nokia 5710 XpressAudio is designed for music lovers and the millions of people around the world who depend on feature phones for their daily communications and who experience the rapid takeover of 4G over 2G and 3G networks,” he said. added.

The company claimed that the new phone comes with a 1450mAh battery that delivers hours of talk and playtime and lasts for weeks on standby.

The detachable wireless headphones are convenient, and when not in use, they’re housed under a sleek, sturdy slider on the back of the phone, the company said.

It will also be compatible with your smartphone if you want to switch between devices, he added.

The feature phone is available in white/red and black/red color combinations.

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“It was -10° in the air, but almost 40° in the water”: the best photo taken on the phone by Magali Chesnel | Photography https://myrlinahermes.com/it-was-10-in-the-air-but-almost-40-in-the-water-the-best-photo-taken-on-the-phone-by-magali-chesnel-photography/ Sat, 10 Sep 2022 09:00:00 +0000 https://myrlinahermes.com/it-was-10-in-the-air-but-almost-40-in-the-water-the-best-photo-taken-on-the-phone-by-magali-chesnel-photography/ IIt wasn’t until Magali Chesnel boarded her flight back to Geneva that she realized why the people she had seen swimming earlier in the day were carrying bin bags on their heads. After a week of solo travel in southern Iceland, the French photographer spent the morning at the famous Blue Lagoon geothermal spa, a […]]]>

IIt wasn’t until Magali Chesnel boarded her flight back to Geneva that she realized why the people she had seen swimming earlier in the day were carrying bin bags on their heads. After a week of solo travel in southern Iceland, the French photographer spent the morning at the famous Blue Lagoon geothermal spa, a short drive from the airport. Back home, she realized that her hair had become coarse and brittle from the silica in the pools. “If you ever visit, use conditioner! Or a trash bag!” she warns.

While she expected the photos she took of sunbathers carrying bags to be her favorite, this one actually turned out to be the best. The six Icelandic teenagers were laughing, chatting and drinking slushies frozen in 38°C water in a scene that later reminded him of Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper. “I studied art when I was younger. I like my photos to have an element of confusion; are they a photograph or a painting? Chesnel said.

She was traveling with her Nikon D500 but, worried about damaging it in the water, she wrapped her iPhone in plastic instead. She then made small edits to the image using the Snapseed app. “It was -10C in the air, but almost 40C in the water, and it was foggy, so all I had to do was adjust the light and brightness a bit.”

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Why Apple and Samsung release phones every year https://myrlinahermes.com/why-apple-and-samsung-release-phones-every-year/ Tue, 06 Sep 2022 16:54:00 +0000 https://myrlinahermes.com/why-apple-and-samsung-release-phones-every-year/ This story is part Focal Point iPhone 2022CNET’s collection of news, tips and advice on Apple’s most popular product. The phone’s lifecycle has become quite predictable. You spend hundreds of dollars on a new device, get all the flashy specs and features, and then within a year a new model comes out and makes yours […]]]>

This story is part Focal Point iPhone 2022CNET’s collection of news, tips and advice on Apple’s most popular product.

The phone’s lifecycle has become quite predictable. You spend hundreds of dollars on a new device, get all the flashy specs and features, and then within a year a new model comes out and makes yours obsolete. Two years from now, you might feel like it’s time to upgrade or fall behind.

It is an exhausting and costly exercise. But it’s one that seems to work well for companies like Apple and Samsung, which are rolling out a new iPhone and Galaxy Phones, respectively, each year. They know that at any time customers could be looking for a new device and they want to have something to tempt them.

“You may be okay with your phone today, but you’re just one person,” Eli Blumenthal, a mobile reporter for CNET, says in the video above. “There are a lot of people who bought a phone a year earlier than you, or maybe were walking around and dropped their phone on the sidewalk or in the toilet and needed a new device, or a kid grabbed it. They might want a new phone, and it might be a good time for them. These companies want to make sure they have a product out there, so when that person is looking for their new phone, they have an option.

Even if there’s no real need to upgrade your phone, it can be easy to feel like you want it just to take advantage of that improved camera or bigger screen.

But because phones keep getting more expensive — most flagship phones cost between $700 and $1,200 — people are keeping their devices longer. In 2018, US smartphone owners used their phones for about 24 months on average before the upgrade, up from about 22 months in 2016, according to a CNBC report. But that still hasn’t stopped phone makers from continuing the annual release cycle.

Watch the video above to learn more about why companies release phones every year and how to know when it’s time to upgrade. Also, if you want it best phone right now, take a look at our roundup. If you are particular to best iphone Where best samsung phonewe have roundups for those too.

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Citing imminent danger, Cloudflare Drops Hate Site Kiwi Farms https://myrlinahermes.com/citing-imminent-danger-cloudflare-drops-hate-site-kiwi-farms/ Mon, 05 Sep 2022 01:52:00 +0000 https://myrlinahermes.com/citing-imminent-danger-cloudflare-drops-hate-site-kiwi-farms/ SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Citing an “immediate threat to human life,” Cloudflare has removed notorious harassment and harassment site Kiwi Farms from its internet security services following an online campaign launched by the transgender streamer Twitch Clara Sorrenti to pressure him. “This is an extraordinary decision for us to make and given Cloudflare’s role as […]]]>

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Citing an “immediate threat to human life,” Cloudflare has removed notorious harassment and harassment site Kiwi Farms from its internet security services following an online campaign launched by the transgender streamer Twitch Clara Sorrenti to pressure him.

“This is an extraordinary decision for us to make and given Cloudflare’s role as an internet infrastructure provider, a dangerous role that we are not comfortable with,” CEO Matthew Prince wrote in a post. blog post on Saturday in an about-face after earlier insisting that the company would not block the site. “However, the rhetoric on the Kiwifarms site and the specific and targeted threats have escalated over the past 48 hours to the point where we believe there is an unprecedented urgency and immediate threat to human life contrary to what we’ve seen before from Kiwifarms or any other customer before.”

For years, members of the site created and operated by Joshua Conner Moon, 29, have congregated in what they call a “lightweight chat room” to stage vicious harassment campaigns against transgender people, feminists and others they deem mocking. They gang up on victims and pool their personal information such as addresses and phone numbers in a practice called “doxxing”, spreading vile rumors and targeting workplaces, friends, families and homes. Another favorite tactic was “swatting” – making fake emergency calls to provoke an armed police response to a target’s home. Some people subjected to abuse by the group have died by suicide.

Sorrenti, who impersonates “Keffals” online, led a campaign to pressure Cloudflare to drop Kiwi Farms. In August, she fled her home in Canada for Europe after being doxxed and run over. Her online stalkers, however, also found her in Belfast, Ireland, and continued to escalate their campaign of harassment against her even as her campaign against Kiwi Farms and its enablers gained momentum.

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“When a multi-billion dollar company like Cloudflare has to abandon Kiwi Farms due to an ‘imminent and urgent threat to human life’, it’s no longer a matter of free speech. Removing Kiwi Farms from the internet is a matter of public safety for every person online,” she tweeted on Saturday.

On Sunday, Kiwi Farms was inaccessible. But a version of the site with a .ru domain name was up and running intermittently, though it was unclear if it would stay that way.

The decision to abandon Kiwi Farms on Saturday was a U-turn for Cloudflare and Prince, who earlier in the week published a 2,600-word blog post – without mentioning the site by name – doubling down on the decision to protect it and comparing Cloudflare to a phone company that “doesn’t terminate your line if you say horrible, racist, bigoted things.”

But Sorrenti and other targets on the site say it was far worse than that, as the site’s trolls relentlessly pursued their victims offline, often for years.

“They try to make people lose their jobs. They try to make people lose their homes and go hungry and homeless,” Liz Fong-Jones, a former Google engineer and transgender cloud computing expert, told the AP last week. “And then they go after people’s families and then they tell people the only way out is to kill themselves.”

Moon started Kiwi Farms nearly a decade ago as a wiki site dedicated to harassing a transgender woman; Moon even used the woman’s initials in an early version of the site’s name. Over time, its users started targeting other people – mostly active online users who are transgender, have autism, or other mental health issues. Kiwi Farms in its current form was born in 2015.

A dominant theme of the site’s discussions centers around users’ fierce opposition to transgender children receiving gender-affirming medical care. Members generally refer to those who support such treatment as “carers” and “pedophiles”, rhetoric that is also increasingly used by conservatives in their opposition to LGBTQ rights.

“There has never been a violent incident in our history, which cannot be said for many other sites yet on Cloudflare. This story feels like a lie spun to save face,” Moon, who posts on Kiwi Farms under the pseudonym “Null,” posted on Saturday in response to Cloudflare’s cut.Reached earlier by The Associated Press to comment on the campaign against his site, Moon replied that “the press is trash.”

KiwiFarms.ru is registered and protected by the Russian company DDoS-Guard, whose clients have in the past included Russian government websites including the Ministry of Defense and cybercriminal forums where stolen credit cards are bought and sold .

Last year, DDoS-Guard shielded pro-Trump social media website Parler.com for a while after Amazon pulled hosting services. KiwiFarms.ru was registered on July 12, suggesting that Moon knew Cloudflare could take down his site and so created a backup plan.

DDoS-Guard did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment on Sunday. Kiwi Farms’ internet connection is provided by VegasNAP, a Las Vegas-based company that said in response to questions last week that it does not disclose customer information. Recontacted on Sunday, the company did not respond immediately.

“In the past, DDoS-Guard has been known to discontinue support for some seriously problematic websites, apparently as a result of press inquiries. It could very well happen again, in that case, but I wouldn’t bet on it,” said independent internet expert Ron Guilmette. “Obviously a lot has changed in the world since February 24, 2022, and I believe that in general Russians these days, and in the last 6 months in particular, have learned to care a lot less what the rest of the world thinks of them and/or their actions.

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USAA Website and Mobile App Down or Not Working, Support Aware https://myrlinahermes.com/usaa-website-and-mobile-app-down-or-not-working-support-aware/ Wed, 31 Aug 2022 13:19:59 +0000 https://myrlinahermes.com/usaa-website-and-mobile-app-down-or-not-working-support-aware/ USAA is a well-known financial institution that offers multiple services through its banking platform. USAA offers low interest rates, competitive auto rates and more as a main attraction for those wishing to open a new bank account or looking to migrate to another bank. Similar to other similar services, you can access the banking platform […]]]>

USAA is a well-known financial institution that offers multiple services through its banking platform.

USAA offers low interest rates, competitive auto rates and more as a main attraction for those wishing to open a new bank account or looking to migrate to another bank.

Similar to other similar services, you can access the banking platform both through a website and a dedicated app for mobile devices.

However, currently many USAA customers are completely unable to access their accounts due to the website and mobile app being down and not working.

USAA website and mobile app are down and not working

Social platforms like Twitter are full of reports related to the issue. Many customers express frustration at not being able to access their funds or view their accounts.

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Is there a problem with the @USAA mobile app? I can’t see my accounts, I can’t make transfers… I looked online and I’m not the only one having this problem in the last 12 hours.
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@USAA_help What’s going on with your app and online services? The app is broken since last night and now the website won’t even show the login option.
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And I went directly to the site in two different browsers. Click “login” and the page loads without the login items. The app is up to date and takes forever to load anything if it even loads it. Give me errors.
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Platforms such as Down Detector also reflect multiple reports of downed bank servers:

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Official recognition

Fortunately, the USAA team is already aware of the outage and is working on it. However, it is not yet known how long it will take to restore their banking services.

Thank you for contacting us. There is a known outage that has affected the website and mobile app. It may also affect certain transactions. We are working hard to resolve this issue. I regret any inconvenience this has caused. -BY
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We will update this story as events unfold.

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Janet Jackson May Crash Laptops, Credential Phishing Attacks Soar, Phone Carrier That Doesn’t Track You https://myrlinahermes.com/janet-jackson-may-crash-laptops-credential-phishing-attacks-soar-phone-carrier-that-doesnt-track-you/ Mon, 29 Aug 2022 09:23:34 +0000 https://myrlinahermes.com/janet-jackson-may-crash-laptops-credential-phishing-attacks-soar-phone-carrier-that-doesnt-track-you/ Janet Jackson’s ‘Rhythm Nation’ has been recognized as an exploit for a vulnerability after Microsoft reported it could crash the hard drives of some older laptops, phishing attacks that compromise credentials using the Brand spoofing is on the rise, and details about a new privacy-focused phone carrier system that doesn’t track your location or web […]]]>

Janet Jackson’s ‘Rhythm Nation’ has been recognized as an exploit for a vulnerability after Microsoft reported it could crash the hard drives of some older laptops, phishing attacks that compromise credentials using the Brand spoofing is on the rise, and details about a new privacy-focused phone carrier system that doesn’t track your location or web browsing activity.

**Links mentioned on the show**

Microsoft: A bug in Janet Jackson’s “Rhythm Nation” could crash a laptop
https://therecord.media/microsoft-bug-in-janet-jacksons-rhythm-nation-could-crash-a-laptop/
https://www.theregister.com/2022/08/18/janet_jackson_video_crashes_laptops/

Skyrocketing credential phishing attacks, 265 brands spoofed in H1 2022
https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2022/08/15/landscape-email-threat/

A phone carrier that doesn’t track your browsing or location
https://www.wired.com/story/pretty-good-phone-privacy-android/
https://invisv.com/articles/pretty-good-phone-privacy.html

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