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Month: July 2018

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Steam game hijacks your computer to mine cryptocurrency

A game called Abstractism has hit the news for essentially hijacking gamers’ computers to turn them into crypto-currency miners without their consent, according to SidAlpha. SidAlpha started investigating after seeing some people complaining about getting tricked into getting the game by getting offered items in it that looked a lot like valuable Team Fortress items. The game […]

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Fake honey is a sticky problem on our shelves

Tests by the South African Bee Industry Organisation have found a lot of honey on the market is in fact fake. According to a report in TimesLIVE it isn’t just foreign honey either, but several local producers who have been caught out being a bit deceptive about the stuff. Apparently one of the ways that […]

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The EFFing deal with Jesus

TimesLIVE reports that Julius Malema has roused the ire of several religious leaders by pulling a political John Lennon and comparing his party to Jesus. My Take As I’ve said before, I’m an atheist. I am also a secularist. Now what secularism means to me is that religion and government should be kept strictly separate […]

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After impoverishing Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe miffed that he has’t gotten his pension yet

The SowetanLIVE reports that Robert Mugabe is complaining that he hasn’t gotten his $467‚000 pension yet. To put that into numbers that we in South Africa understand, that’s about R6,158,609.20 Of course Mugabe’s pension is in American dollars because the measures he took to stay in power tanked the economy so badly that the Zimbabwean dollar […]

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The Zuma effect: Corporate elites got whiter

President Jacob Zuma came into power on the back of anti-white sentiment, with calls for radical economic change and transformation, his was a victory driven by the likes of Julius Malema and Cosatu, surely he was a champion of the people.

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Kuwaiti beauty blogger complains new labour laws, claims backlash is “Islamophobia”

Sondos al-Qattan, a beauty blogger in Kuwait, has received some Internet fury after complaining about Kuwait’s new laws protecting the rights of foreign workers according to the UK’s Independent, fury which she claims is Islamophobic, anti-hijab and anti-Kuwait. Kuwait recently started implementing reforms to its kafala system which mean that employers can no longer confiscate foreign […]

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Centre for Inquiry suing drug company for fraud

The Center for Inquiry has filed a lawsuit against drug company CVS for consumer fraud due to its marketing and sale of homeopathic medicines. Homeopathy is a popular form of alternative medicine in the West, based upon the idea that water has memory and that if you dilute a substance in enough water it will eventually […]

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Shashi Naidoo barred from Israel for 10 years

Shashi Naidoo, a model and an actress, has been barred from visiting Israel for 10 years due to her relationship with BDS, according to EWN.

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New pro-Zuma political party launches

According to Times Select former ANC member turned EFF activist Reggie Ngcobo is launching a new political party – the Mazibuye African Congress. The party was formed after consultations with former president Jacob Zuma, and bars whites and Indians from joining. Ngcobo says that the party is guided by amakhosi, taxi operators, traditional healers and prophets. My […]

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Motion of no confidence against Patricia de Lille dropped

The DA’s ongoing bid to get rid of its own mayor in Cape Town has hit another stumbling block as another motion of no confidence has been dropped. The Citizen reports that a deal was reached between Patricia de Lille and the DA in which the party won’t bring another motion against her – but […]

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