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Trump Judges Are Already Screwing Biden's Climate Agenda

Retired blogger Donald Trump may be shrinking from public view, but his legacy will remain imprinted on the U.S. for decades to come, particularly when it comes to the judiciary. That could have huge ramifications on all types of policy, but particularly climateRead more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Trumpism, Trump, Patrick Morrisey, Presidents Of The United States, Presidency Of Donald Trump, Presidency Of The United States, Law Crime, Presidency Of Joe Biden, Gernot Wagner, 21st Century In The United States, Terry A Doughty

Supreme Court Puts New Hacking Precedent to the Test In Old LinkedIn Case

In 2019, a federal appeals court ruled that business-oriented social network LinkedIn couldn’t continue to block another company’s data scraping while a lawsuit between the two firms played out.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Supreme Court, Microsoft, Linkedin, Netflix, Hacking, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Van, Orin Kerr, Web Scraping, Andrew Crocker, Marsha Berzon, Data Scraping, Hiq, Nathan Van Buren

NSA Leaker Reality Winner Is Released From Prison

Reality Winner, the whistleblower jailed in 2017 for leaking classified NSA documents to the press, has been released from prison, her attorney confirmed to Gizmodo on Monday. Read more...
Tags: Science, Government, Nsa, United States, Winner, Gizmodo, Donald Trump, National Security Agency, Pardons, Trump, The Intercept, Criminal Law, Reality Winner, Alison Grinter, Donald Trump 2016 Presidential Campaign, Law Crime

Cops in Ocean City Tase Teen for Vaping

Videos of multiple arrests in Ocean City, Maryland, have gone viral showing the violent extremes that local police will go to when upholding the state’s ban on disposable e-cigs. In one, a group of cops tackled and pinned a teen to the ground before violently kneeing him in the ribs. In another, a teen was tased…Read more...
Tags: Science, Tobacco, Cops, Electronic Cigarette, Ocean City Maryland, Electronic Cigarettes, Television Series, Anthony Day, American Television Series, Law Crime, I Almost Got Away With It, Brian Everett Anderson, Kamere Anthony Day, Khalil Dwayne Warren, Jahtique Joseph John Lewis, Ocean City Tase Teen

Apple and Microsoft Say They Had No Idea Trump-Era DOJ Requested Data on Political Rivals

Apple didn’t know the Department of Justice was requesting metadata of Democratic lawmakers when it complied with a subpoena during a Trump-era leak investigation, CNBC reports. Apple wasn’t the only tech giant tapped in these probes: Microsoft received a similar subpoena for a congressional staffer’s personal email…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Politics, Science, Microsoft, Companies, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Cnbc, Apple Inc, Trump, Democratic, Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell, Zack Whittaker, William Barr, Presidency Of Donald Trump

Hackers Stole Source Code from Electronic Arts and Are Selling It Online

Cybercriminals have hacked and stolen large amounts of data and code from Electronic Arts, the prominent gaming publisher responsible for producing The Sims, Battlefield, and a number of other classic games.Read more...
Tags: Harassment, Science, Technology, Crime, Cybercrime, Cyberattack, Cyberwarfare, Computer Security, Capcom, Electronic Arts, Sims Battlefield, CD Projekt Red, Technology Internet, Law Crime, Hacker Culture, Hackers Heroes Of The Computer Revolution

Former Bachelorette Contestant Arrested in Global FBI Sting Operation With Fake Encryption Company

Two former Australian reality TV stars have been arrested amidst a global FBI operation that targeted organized crime and its use of encrypted communication devices.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fbi, The Bachelorette, Tony Montana, Minkin, Entertainment Culture, Law Crime, Sopiea Kong, Samuel Minkin, FBI Sting Operation With Fake Encryption Company

Capitol Riot Attendee Pleads Guilty to Bomb Plot Against Amazon Data Center

A Texas man has pleaded guilty to a plot to blow up an Amazon Web Services (AWS) data center in Ashburn, Virginia, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas. The 28-year-old man, an apparent supporter of former president Donald Trump, bragged about attending the January 6 insurrection…
Tags: Amazon, Texas, Science, Government, Donald Trump, Amazon Web Services, Patriot Act, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Amazon Web Services AWS, Ashburn Virginia, AR 15, Prerak Shah, Federal Government Of The United States, Agencies Of The United States Government, War Conflict, Law Crime

Cops Are Using Facebook to Target Line 3 Pipeline Protest Leaders, New Documents Reveal

Protests against Enbridge’s Line 3 have been ramping up in Minnesota—and so has the response from authorities. A video went viral this week of a Department of Homeland Security helicopter sandblasting protesters following mass arrests. But some police tactics are far less visible while causing long-term hardship.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Minnesota, Articles, Environmentalism, Department Of Homeland Security, Environmental Justice, Mississippi River, Enbridge, Minnesota Public Radio, Aitkin County, Dakota Access Pipeline, Oil Pipelines, Winona LaDuke, QAnon, Pipelines In Canada

Wisconsin Pharmacist Who Destroyed Hundreds of Covid-19 Vaccine Doses Sentenced to 3 Years Prison

On Tuesday, a federal judge sentenced Steven Brandenburg, the Wisconsin pharmacist whom police say deliberately sabotaged hundreds of covid-19 vaccine doses last December, to three years in federal prison, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Brandenburg had earlier admitted to tampering with the vaccines over…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Articles, Medical Research, Wisconsin, Pfizer, Clinical Trials, Brandenburg, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Moderna, Health Sciences, Steven Brandenburg, Covid 19 Vaccine, Law Crime, Covid 19 Vaccines, Pfizerbiontech Covid 19 Vaccine

Encrypted Messaging App Run by the FBI Leads to Arrest of Over 100 Organized Crime Members

For close to two years, the FBI clandestinely operated an encrypted communications platform called “Anom” that was used almost exclusively by drug traffickers and organized crime, a recently unsealed federal affidavit claims.
Tags: Science, Technology, Fbi, Information Technology, Computing, Dark Web, National Security Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Cyberspace, Secure Communication, Organized Crime, Robert Hanssen, Seamus Hughes, Phantom Secure, EncroChat, Technology Internet

Justice Department Says It'll No Longer Quietly Seize Reporters' Records in Leak Investigations

The U.S. Department of Justice will no longer secretly obtain the records of journalists during leak investigations, the White House said in a statement Saturday. Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Obama, Eric Holder, White House, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, The Associated Press, U S Department of Justice, US Department of Justice, Jen Psaki, Sally Buzbee, David McCraw, Presidents Of The United States, Presidency Of Donald Trump, Federal Government Of The United States

Amazon's Ring Will Finally Make Police Requests Public

Amazon’s Ring—a company that is famously pretty chummy with law enforcement—will now require law enforcement officials to make their requests for security footage public, the company said in a blog post published Thursday. Starting next week, any time an officer wants to ask Ring’s customers for any recordings that…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Technology, Cops, Software, Computing, Ring, Neighbors, Facial Recognition Software, Universal Windows Platform Apps, Crime Mapping, Law Crime

Supreme Court Issues Radical New Reading of Anti-Hacking Law

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday said a Georgia police officer had not violated the country’s main anti-hacking law by improperly accessing a government database for financial gain, a decision likely to curtail prosecutions under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) of individuals who misuse computer systems to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Georgia, Information Technology, Hacking, Aaron Swartz, Activists, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Computer Fraud, U S Supreme Court, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, CFAA, Martin Van Buren, Neil Gorsuch, Amy Coney Barrett, Nathan Van Buren

Johnson & Johnson Forced to Pay $2.1 Billion in Baby Powder Cancer Case After Supreme Court Denial

Johnson & Johnson will not be getting out of its obligation to pay up for losing a civil court case over its baby powder products that allegedly contained asbestos. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court announced it would not hear the company’s appeal of a $2.1 billion verdict from a 2018 trial in Missouri involving women who…Read more...
Tags: Science, Supreme Court, Missouri, Johnson, Asbestos, Johnson Johnson, Samuel Alito, Mark Lanier, Occupational Safety and Health, Minerals, Baby Powder, Talc, Brett Kavanaugh, Law Crime, Babycare, Crystallography

Mexican Authorities Raid Construction Site Near Famous Archaeological Ruins

Hundreds of Mexican National Guard and police have raided and seized an apparently illegal building project that caused “irreparable damage” to protected areas near the country’s historic Teotihuacán ruins.Read more...
Tags: Science, Mexico, Americas, Countries, Teotihuacan, Mexican National Guard, Law Crime, Mexico City Metropolitan Area, Archaeoastronomy, Teotihuacan Municipality, Instituto Nacional De Antropologia E Historia

If You’re Reading This, You’re Not Welcome on the Elizabeth Holmes Jury

On Thursday, Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes filed a 112-question survey for potential jurors for her fraud trial, which is set to begin in August. Presumably, it seeks to weed out people who would love to take time off work to watch this thing.Read more...
Tags: Google, Twitter, Science, Jury, Articles, The Wall Street Journal, Breitbart News, Wall Street Journal, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, Breitbart, Kara Swisher, Ramesh, Businesspeople, Mass Media In The United States, Law Crime

Citizen CEO Personally Directed Innocent Man's Manhunt, Reports Motherboard

Citing leaked internal chats logs of the night Citizen falsely accused a California man of intentionally setting a wildfire, Motherboard on Thursday offered readers an inside look into the company’s self-inflicted blunder, even as it was blindly executed, logs show, at the emphatic direction of its chief executive,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, California, Software, Computing, Motherboard, Security Software, Citizen, DFI, At, Andrew Frame, Crime Mapping, Law Crime, Law Enforcement In The United States, Ibm Pc Compatibles, Emergency Management Software

A Man on Death Row Has Waited Years for GitHub to Provide Key Evidence. Here's Why It Refuses.

For at least the second time in recent memory, a person’s life potentially hinges on critical information that is being withheld by a social platform. Joseph Colone, a man accused of murder and sentenced to death in Texas in 2017, is seeking code stored on GitHub, which could show that key evidence in his case was…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Texas, Science, Software, Discovery, Computing, Github, Operating Systems, Trump, John Roberts, Joseph Colone, Jeffrey Stein, Stored Communications Act, Omar Ameen, Law Crime, Charles Crompton

Hoo Boy, the Feds Sure Have a Lot of Dirt on Big Rudy

Rudy Giuliani, gin-pickled simulacrum of a lawyer and former personal attorney to Donald Trump, is in even deeper shit than was already previously known. And the shit he was in was already known to be very deep.Read more...
Tags: Ipad, Politics, Science, Joe Biden, Boy, Politicians, Rudy, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Victoria Toensing, Alexander Levin, Roman Nasirov, Yuriy Lutsenko, Marie Yovanovitch, Igor Fruman, Lev Parnas

Drug Dealer Taken Down by ‘His Love of Stilton Cheese’

Many men have scaled the perilous ranks of the underworld, soaring to the heights of criminality, only to be laid low by their own personal failings: hubris, ambition, indulgence. Also the love of cheese, apparently.Read more...
Tags: Science, Drugs, Cheese, Dark Web, Cyberspace, Secure Communication, Mdma, National Crime Agency, Carl Stewart, Stimulants, Lee Wilkinson, Vincent Ramos, EncroChat, Euphoriants, Law Crime, Psychoactive Drugs

Amazon Is Being Sued by Five More Women Alleging Race and Gender Discrimination

Five women who have worked at Amazon filed suit against the company in various U.S. district courts on Wednesday, each with distinct allegations of discrimination and retaliation they say they experienced during their time at the company.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Labor, Articles, Social Issues, Sexual Harassment, Workplace Bullying, Douglas Wigdor, Human Sexuality, Labour Law, Jeanne M Christensen, Wigdor LLP, 3d Publishing, Law Crime, Charlotte Newman, Diana Cuervo

The Biggest Climate Trial of the Year Was a Chevron-Fueled ‘Charade’

After a week of proceedings, the criminal trial for attorney Steven Donziger—who won a multibillion-dollar case against Chevron over pollution in the Amazon rainforest—wrapped up on Monday. In his estimation, the trial was a “charade.” And yet he was relatively pleased with the outcome.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Law, California, Articles, Chevron, KISSEL, Lewis Kaplan, Merrick Garland, Cori Bush, Paz, Loretta Preska, Steven Donziger, Martin Garbus, Alexandria Ocasio, Law Crime

World's Largest Crypto Trading Platform Under Investigation by DOJ and IRS: Report

Binance, the world’s largest platform for buying and selling cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, is under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Internal Revenue Service, according to a new report from Bloomberg News. Read more...
Tags: Science, Cryptography, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies, Doj, Irs, Digital Currencies, U S Department of Justice, US Department of Justice, Internal Revenue Service, Bloomberg News Read, Binance, Changpeng Zhao, Payment Systems, Exonumia, Law Crime

Chicago Police Started Secret Drone Program Using Untraceable Cash: Report

The Chicago Police Department started a secret drone program using untraceable money seized in drug raids and other criminal investigations, according to a bombshell new report from the Chicago Sun-Times. Read more...
Tags: Science, Chicago, Central Intelligence Agency, Chicago Police Department, Law Crime, Law Enforcement In The United States, Cities In The United States, Geography Of Illinois, Imprisonment And Detention In The United States, Crime In Chicago, Karen Conway, Chicago Sun Times Read

Justice Department Quietly Seized Washington Post Reporters' Phone Records During Trump Era

The Department of Justice quietly seized phone records and tried to obtain email records for three Washington Post reporters, ostensibly over their coverage of then-U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election, according to officials and government letters reviewed by the PostRead more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Washington Post, Russia, United States, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Jeff Sessions, Bruce Brown, Ellen Nakashima, Greg Miller, Adam Entous, Marc Raimondi, Sergey Kislyak, Presidents Of The United States, Presidency Of Donald Trump

FBI Informants Committed Over 9,000 Crimes in Early Trump Years

Informants working for the FBI committed more than 9,600 crimes under the bureau’s supervision during President Trump’s first two years in office, according to unclassified government reports.Read more...
Tags: Science, Government, Fbi, Central Intelligence Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Trump, United States Department of Justice, Informant, Agencies Of The United States Government, War Conflict, Law Crime, Law Enforcement In The United States, FBI Informants Committed Over

Stop the Steal: ‘Hacker’ Homecoming Queen Charged as Adult in Vote-Changing Scandal

Authorities appear to have uncovered a vast, nefarious conspiracy to electronically rig an American election in favor of an illegitimate victor. Neither Deep State supercomputers nor Russian intelligence agencies are alleged to have been involved in this one, however. Read more...
Tags: Science, Education, Time, Articles, Homecoming, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Grover, Law Crime, Laura Rose Carroll, Emily Rose Grover, Focus School Software Llc

Child Sexual Abuse Site With 400,000 Users Shut Down by a Multinational Task Force

An international task force has shut down a large-scale dark web child sexual abuse platform, along with several similarly aligned dark web chat sites. According to an announcement from Germany’s Central Office for Combating Internet Crime (ZIT), “Boystown” had 400,000 registered users and was “one of Europe’s most…Read more...
Tags: Europe, Science, Government, Germany, Tor, Law Enforcement, Social Issues, Computing, Sex Crimes, Dark Web, Child Sexual Abuse, Europol, Child Pornography, Central Office, Criminal Investigation, Federal Criminal Police Office

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