The Daily Populous

Saturday January 16th, 2021 morning edition

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In short, Parler failed to implement routine safeguards against web scraping and, leaving many of its users exposed, neglected to strip location metadata from tens of thousands of videos.

Five additional videos were filmed within 1,000 feet of overseas military bases.

Motherboard first reported on Parler users posting from military bases Friday morning.

Metadata indicates that the officer behind the camera started his video while at the headquarters of the Portland Police Bureau.

It’s also impossible to know how many of the 1 million remaining Parler videos belong to police and military users, or how many posted videos while far from designated government facilities.

Many military bases are sprawling, while police stations cover relatively small areas.

The Military Times, whose polls documented increases in incidents of racism in the military in recent years, says the results suggest “ongoing problems with infiltration of the military by extremist groups.” »

Texas realtor who took private jet is charged in Capitol riot

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A Texas realtor who took a private jet to the riot at the U.S. Capitol last week and called it the best day of her life is facing federal charges.

In one deleted video, Ryan said, “We’re gonna go down and storm the Capitol.

Jenna Ryan at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. U.S. Attorney's Office D.C. She also livestreamed herself entering the building. »

Pluto’s discoverer is almost home

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An illustration of the New Horizons probe (NASA).

Tombaugh, who died in 1997, has a pretty remarkable story, as this NASA interview with his children Annette and Alden reveals.

Tombaugh's work at the observatory eventually led to his discovery of Pluto in 1930 as well as hundreds of other asteroids. »

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell brings notes to White House that suggest calling for ‘martial law if necessary’

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One of Donald Trump’s fiercest supporters, MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, went to a meeting at the White House with notes suggesting “martial law if necessary”.

The page is curved and not fully visible, but the heading is titled “[illegible] taken immediately to save the [illegible] constitution".

“Insurrection Act now as a result of the assault on the… martial law if necessary upon the first hint of any…”, it read. »

Younger Canadians moving away from big cities at record levels

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A record number of Canadians left major urban centers last year amid the pandemic, led by youth and young families.

The nation’s three largest cities -- Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver -- saw a sharp jump in the number of citizens moving to suburbs, smaller towns and rural areas, according to Statistics Canada data released Thursday.

People have been leaving the big cities in large numbers the last few years, replaced by new immigrants. »