Daily Archives: July 17, 2017

Pakistan Causes Youtube Outage for Two-Thirds of World, Other Glitches [VIDEO]


Published on Jul 17, 2017

Most of the world’s Internet users lost access to YouTube for several hours Sunday after an attempt by Pakistan’s government to block access domestically affected other countries.

The outage highlighted yet another of the Internet’s vulnerabilities, coming less than a month after broken fiber-optic cables in the Mediterranean took Egypt off line and caused communications problems from the Middle East to India.

An Internet expert explained that Sunday’s problems arose when a Pakistani telecommunications company accidentally identified itself to Internet computers as the world’s fastest route to YouTube. But instead of serving up videos of skateboarding dogs, it sent the traffic into oblivion.

On Friday, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority ordered 70 Internet service providers to block access to YouTube.com, because of anti-Islamic movies on the video-sharing site, which is owned by Google.




Chicago gun violence rises higher & higher [VIDEO]


Published on Jul 17, 2017

Over the weekend, 56 people were shot ‒ 11 of whom fatally ‒ in Chicago, Illinois. The Chicago Police Department’s history of excessive force and disproportionate targeting of African-Americans may contribute to the city’s staggering rate of violence, which climbs higher each year. RT America’s Ashlee Banks reports.

Soros In Trouble As Israel Joins Hungary In Declaring Him A Threat To Humanity [VIDEO]


Published on Jul 16, 2017

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s foreign ministry has issued a statement denouncing U.S. billionaire George Soros, a move that appeared designed to align Israel more closely with Hungary ahead of a visit to Budapest next week by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Soros, a Hungarian-born Jew who has spent a large part of his fortune funding pro-democracy and human rights groups, has repeatedly been targeted by Hungary’s right-wing government, in particular over his support for more open immigration.

In the latest case, Prime Minister Viktor Orban has backed a campaign in which Soros is singled out as an enemy of the state. “Let’s not allow Soros to have the last laugh” say billboards next to a picture of the 86-year-old investor, a campaign that Jewish groups and others say foments anti-Semitism. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-is…