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Juror in the Ghislaine Maxwell Trial Lawyers up in Preparation for a Mistrial

The recently concluded Ghislaine Maxwell sex-trafficking criminal trial could potentially end up being declared a mistrial.  An attorney for several accusers of Jeffrey Epstein has publicly insisted that a mistrial motion might soon be granted by the judge who presided over the case.  If Maxwell is tried a second time, it could prove to be quite strenuous on the victims. Why Would There Be a Mistrial? One of the Maxwell trial jurors, Scotty David, recently admitted that he suffered childhood sexual abuse.  David states he swayed the jury deliberations by delving into the details of that abuse.  Maxwell might receive a new trial, yet a new trial does not automatically increase the chances of her walking free or receiving reduced punishment.  However, most sane and logical people would agree that the fact that a member of the jury was sexually abused should not be enough to trigger a new trial.   The problem lies in the fact that the juror failed to reveal the entirety of the truth about his personal situation in the initial questionnaire provided to potential jurors.  That questionnaire required that all potential jurors indicate if they or anyone they are close to endured sexual abuse of any...
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Donald Trump Announces that His Social Media Platform Will Launch This President’s Day

Former President Donald Trump is making waves with the announcement that his new social media platform will be launched on President’s Day.  The platform, dubbed Truth Social, is one month away from opening the floodgates to conservatives and those who claim to be truth-seekers.  The reveal was made through a listing in the Apple App store.   The former commander-in- chief first announced the new social platform in October 2021.  Truth Social has the potential to rival the massive social media platforms such as Twitter and Meta that currently dominate online discussions.  Trump has previously lambasted those platforms for censorship. App Details Trump’s new social media app is backed by his corporation, Trump Media & Technology Group.  The app can be preordered prior to the anticipated release date.  If everything goes as planned, conservatives will be conversing with one another on the platform as early as February 21, 2022.   The appeal of the app extends beyond its use as a safe space for conservatives to engage in witty banter with one another.  Truth Social users will share their opinions with one another with the posting of what the Trump group refers to as “TRUTH”, “Re-TRUTH”, video links, news stories, photos, and...
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Alexa Asks a Girl to Engage in a Lethal Activity and Sets Off a Robot Revolt

We all love how AI makes our lives more convenient, but the underlying threat of a robot revolt recently became all too real when an Alexa device challenged a 10-year old girl to touch a coin to the prongs of a half-inserted phone charger.  The incident took place in Oakdale, Minnesota on December 26, 2021. The 10-year old daughter of Kirstin Livdahl asked Alexa for a challenge. The device responded by suggesting the lethal activity.  Livdahl immediately took to social media to spread the startling news.  “OMFG, My 10 year old just asked Alexa on our Echo for a challenge and this is what she said.” She accompanied the post with a screenshot of the message Alexa sent her child. It read, “Plug a phone charger about half way into a wall outlet. Then touch a penny to the exposed prongs.” It didn’t take long for Livdahl’s post to go viral, getting thousands of likes and hundreds of responses.  An Amazon spokesperson told the press that the company fixed the issue as soon as they were made aware of it. “We will continue to advance our systems to prevent similar responses in the future,” she said.  Livdahl said that although...
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Knowing More About NFTs Can Help You Get Your Dream Car

Aventador, Huracan, Wraith, Stradale, Jaguar, irrespective of your dream car, the knowledge of NFTs and how to make money from it can take you a few steps closer to getting your amazing ride. You might have seen many people on different social platforms with Ape arts and other digital items as their Avi or display picture. If you don't know what they are, this article is for you.  The widespread use of these digital arts as avi indicates the blooming NFTs market. Like every other trend, if you don't act quickly, you will most likely miss out on the huge potential in it.  I can bet this isn't your first time hearing about NFTs, but the only thing you know about the acronym is the full meaning — Non-fungible Tokens. However, there's more.  It's the next level of digital art and economy. Non-Fungible Tokens are digital pieces that can't be replaced and can't be replicated. This infers that they're unique pieces of art which makes them valuable. Multiple people can't own them at one time, you can only transfer ownership.  The most famous existing form of NFTs are the arts you're most familiar with, but Non-fungible tokens exist in other...
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Rafael Nadal Isn’t All Full Of Sympathy For Novak Djokovic

The Nadal-Djokovic Rivalry is one the greatest rivalries in the world of sports, especially tennis. The two men have gone against each other in different tournaments and on different turfs, including hard courts, clay, and grass.  To date, Novak Djokovic stands as the only tennis player to have successfully defeated Rafael Nadal in the four major tennis tournaments — French Open, U.S. Open, Australian Open, and Wimbledon.  The current world number 1, Novak Djokovic slightly edges out Nadal in their head-to-head count. The duo has gone against each other at different stages of competitions 58 times, with Djokovic coming out victorious 30 times out of those meetings.  Tennis lovers are looking forward to seeing the statistics grow at this year's Australian Open which begins in a few days.  However, that will only be possible if Djokovic can meet all the requirements and settle with the appropriate authorities to play in the competition without being vaccinated.  It had been stated in 2021, that only vaccinated players will be able to participate in the competition.  Djokovic was willing to bank on a medical exemption due to his previous COVID diagnoses and treatment about 6 months ago. However, it doesn’t seem to be...
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Facebook and Google Set To Pay Over $238 Million To France For Cookies

Data Privacy is essential on the internet, especially for top companies that pay enormous amounts for users' data.  This is why every country tries to monitor and access top giant tech companies' operations, to protect their native internet users and keep them safe. Most countries achieve this by setting up private authorities in charge of data regulation.  This is the duty of the CNIL for France. They have identified the giant companies Google and Facebook as a defaulter of the cookies legislation guiding internet usage.  The world-leading search engine and content aggregator Google is set to pay a €150 million fine to CNIL — the French data protection regulator.  In addition to Google being sanctioned by the authority, the giant social platform company Facebook (Meta) has also been fined the sum of €60 million in a similar allegation.  The Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL) has alleged both companies of defaulting EU privacy rules. The authorities' news release indicated that Google and Facebook (Meta) have failed to ensure ease of cookie tracking technology rejection by French users.   This implies that internet users in France cannot as easily reject cookies as they accept them. CNIL flags this as...
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Swimsuit Model, Brooks Nader, Stalked in NYC with AirTag

Apple’s AirTags are quickly becoming a major problem for celebrities, attractive individuals, and those with expensive vehicles.  The popular tech company’s AirTags serve as tracking devices, empowering stalkers to track the whereabouts of people, automobiles, and other items.  Though the technology was not invented with stalking in mind, it is clearly becoming a major problem as evidenced by the recent stalking incident involving Brooks Nader, a swimsuit model living in New York City. Nader’s Stalking Sounds the Tech Alarm A stranger slipped an Apple AirTag into Nader’s coat pocket at some point this past month.  The stranger then stalked the swimsuit model across the ensuing days.  Nader insists the stalker tracked her whereabouts, potentially in an attempt to abduct her.  She insists she only realized she was being stalked when her iPhone alerted her to an unknown accessory planted on her person.   The phone also notified her that, “This item has been moving with you for a while.”  The admission was made through Nader’s Instagram account with the handle “@brooksnader.” Apple’s AirTag, initially released in April, is a tracking device the size of a nickel that functions as a key finder.  Apple users attach the AirTag to personal items in...
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