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Federal Judge Forces Accused Capitol Rioter to Unlock Laptop With Face Recognition

A federal judge has ordered a man accused of participating in the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol to unlock his laptop for investigators, CNN reported on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Science, Government, Joe Biden, Ars Technica, Cnn, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Dallas Morning News, Trumpism, Face Recognition, Capitol, United States Capitol, Elie Honig, William Welch


U.S. Intel Officials Eyed DLive as Recruitment Vehicle for Neo-Nazis Targeting Young Gamers

Growing interest among a host of violent extremists in a lesser-known livestreaming app—one that’s largely geared toward younger gamers—prompted U.S. intelligence officials in January to circulate warnings to federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies only days after the violent siege at the U.S. Capitol.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Politics, Science, Articles, Social Media, Intel, New York Times, Bittorrent, Video Hosting, Trump, Deception, Alt Right, Jackie Speier, Patrick Casey, Ryan Shapiro, Nick Fuentes


Marjorie Taylor Greene suspended from Twitter for claiming COVID-19 is 'not dangerous' to most people

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has gained notoriety for peddling baseless conspiracy theories. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images Marjorie Taylor Greene was suspended from Twitter for 12 hours for COVID-19 misinformation. She said, falsely, that the virus is only dangerous to older and obese people. On a Facebook live, she misrepresented her statements and said she was being "canceled." See more stories on Insider's business page. Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was suspended from Twitter...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Science, Media, Cdc, America, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, News UK, Greene, Matt Gaetz, COVID, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Mia Jankowicz


Florida Gov. DeSantis is trying to reverse the CDC's cruise restrictions in the state, saying it's hurting Florida's economy, as Delta variant rages across the US

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a news conference in December 2020 at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida. AP Photo/Chris O'Meara Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis plans to take legal action to lift CDC restrictions on the state's cruise industry. DeSantis said Monday he would take the legal fight to the Supreme Court, if necessary. The legal fight comes as the US faces the spread of the Delta variant amid a growing vaccine divide in the country. See more stories on Insider...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Science, Supreme Court, Congress, Cdc, US, Trends, Cruise, Alaska, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, US supreme court, Royal Caribbean, Tampa Florida, Ron DeSantis, DeSantis


U.S. and Allies Blame China for Wave of Recent Cyber Attacks in Coordinated Statements

Hackers associated with China are allegedly responsible for a massive wave of recent cyber attacks targeting thousands of businesses, governments, and non-profit organizations in the western world, according to countries that make up the Five Eyes spying alliance of the U.S., UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Read more...
Tags: Security, Politics, Science, Crime, Microsoft, China, Articles, Ransomware, Advanced Persistent Threat, Cybercrime, Cyberattack, Hacking, New Zealand, Espionage, Cyberwarfare, Computer Security


The Telecoms Industry Spends $320K a Day to Make Sure Your Broadband Sucks

If broadband in the United States sucks, you can thank the telecoms industry, which is apparently so obsessed with maintaining our current crappy internet infrastructure that it spent a combined total of $234 million lobbying against faster, cheaper competitors during the 116th Congress.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Net Neutrality, Broadband, United States, Comcast, Telecommunications, Internet Access, Federal Communications Commission, Computing, Communications Workers of America, Information and Communications Technology, Sure, Internet In The United States, Lobbying In The United States, Yosef Getachew


The Telecoms Industry Spends $230K a Day To Make Sure Your Broadband Sucks

If broadband in the United States sucks, you can thank the telecoms industry, which is apparently so obsessed with maintaining our current crappy internet infrastructure that it spent a combined total of $234 million lobbying against faster, cheaper competitors during the 116th Congress.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Net Neutrality, Broadband, United States, Comcast, Telecommunications, Internet Access, Computing, Communications Workers of America, Information and Communications Technology, Internet In The United States, Lobbying In The United States, Yosef Getachew


Beta prompts UK moves over France – but all variants could flourish after Monday

Analysis: making fully vaccinated travellers returning from places with lower infection rates quarantine, while the virus runs wild here, is difficult to comprehendCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson’s pendulum swing from “freedom day” to unlocking with “extreme caution” relayed a shift in the government’s thinking – that the relaxation of almost all restrictions at this stage comes with significant risk. The move to make fully vaccinated people returning fr...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Science, France, Conservatives, UK News, World news, South Africa, Delta, Astrazeneca, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Reunion, Mayotte, Coronavirus


Fauci says polio and smallpox would still be spreading in the US if anti-vaxx misinformation had been as popular in the past

Dr. Anthony Fauci in Washington DC on February 25, 2021. Saul Loeb /AFP via Getty Images Dr Anthony Fauci in a CNN interview addressed anti-vaccination misinformation. If there was the same pushback against smallpox vaccines in the past the disease would still be around, he said. Vaccination rates in the US have stalled as Fox News hosts and GOP lawmakers push anti-vaccination propaganda. See more stories on Insider's business page. The White House's top medical advisor, Dr Anth...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, Politics, Science, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Gop, Washington Dc, PAC, Fox News, Republican, Biden, Fox News Channel


Feds: California Men Discussed 'Terrorist' Attacks on Twitter and Facebook, Other Targets

Two California men have been indicted in connection with an apparent plot to attack the state’s Democratic Party headquarters, located in Sacramento, the Justice Department said Friday. The men also discussed attacks at other locations throughout the state that they “associated with Democrats,” including the…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Science, California, Sacramento, Software, Computing, Justice Department, Operating Systems, Real Time Web, Text Messaging, Democratic Party, South of Market San Francisco, The Anarchist Cookbook, Universal Windows Platform Apps


That Viral 'Protest' Photo of Cuba is Actually From May Day 2018

Protests against the Cuban government have been taking place this week, with many conservatives in the U.S. circulating photos and video of the demonstrations. But not everything that’s going viral out of Cuba is actually from this week. In fact, one photo isn’t even from this year.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Cuba, Fidel Castro, Donald Trump, Countries, Political Ideologies, Matt Couch, Cubaunited States Relations, Anti Imperialism


Cuba’s Government Has Blocked Access to Facebook and Telegram Amid Protests

Cuba’s government has restricted access to social media in the country amid raging protests over economic turmoil stemming from the handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Science, Software, Computing, Cuba, Telegram, Operating Systems, Internet Censorship, Bruno Rodriguez, Alp Toker, NetBlocks


The Delta variant is hitting red states hardest as the US's vaccine divide widens

A protester holds an anti-vaccine sign as supporters of President Donald Trump rally in Woodland Hills, California, on May 16, 2020. David McNew/Getty Images The Delta variant is sickening people most in unvaccinated, heavily Republican "red" states. Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, and Wyoming have seen upticks in cases and hospitalizations. But the variant has had little effect in blue states like Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US&...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, News, Abc, Scotland, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Democrats, Wyoming, Missouri, Arkansas, New York Times, Delta


Tennessee department of health to stop vaccine outreach and events for children and teenagers for all diseases - including COVID-19

Nurse Matt Robinson, Patient Care Coordinator at the Methodist University Hospital COVID-19 Unit, tends to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients as the hospital prepares for the distribution of the Pfizer vaccine in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S., December 14, 2020. Kevin Fogarty/Reuters Tennessee's Health Department is stopping all vaccine outreach for teens and children. The directive applies to vaccines for all diseases, and includes events at schools. The suspension comes a day aft...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Science, Trends, Gop, Tennessee, Associated Press, Vaccine, States, Republican Party, Department Of Health, Memphis Tennessee, Pavia, Tennessee Department of Health, Lisa Piercey, TDH


Anti-Vaxxer Tucker Carlson Says He's Not Against Vaccines

Tucker Carlson, the most popular TV host on Fox News, insisted on his program Monday night that he’s not against vaccines. In fact, Carlson said he’s never attacked vaccines on his program. The only problem, of course, is that Carlson is a very vocal anti-vaxxer and there’s hours of tape from his show during the past…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Medicine, Social Issues, Fox News, Vaccine, International Relations, Tucker Carlson, George Wallace, Carlson, Adam Kinzinger, American People Of German Descent, Right Wing Populism In The United States, Covid 19 Vaccine, American Writers, Health Medical Pharma


What Is the Most Damaging Conspiracy Theory in History?

Not every conspiracy theory is de facto bad. Vast forces really are colluding against us, with varying degrees of intent. It is when these forces are misidentified—when blame is pinned on people equally helpless, or people who are totally made up—that things can spin out of control. The events of January 6th are just…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Writing, Articles, History, Tony Blair, Conspiracy Theories, George W Bush, Kennedy, Deception, Alt Right, Peter Knight, Richard Hofstadter, Joseph Parent, QAnon, Joseph Uscinski


Covid live news: UK reports 31,772 daily infections and 26 new deaths; new restrictions in Libya after record cases

UK figures drop slightly on previous day; Libyan cafes closed, weddings and funerals with mourners banned and public transport use barredTory MP fears Boris Johnson will delay winter Covid restrictionsUgandan minister blames west for country’s Covid vaccine shortageEngland reopening going ahead, but mask wearing ‘expected’ Woman, 90, infected with Alpha and Beta Covid variants at the same time 7.20pm BST South Africa’s president Cyril Ramaphosa has said that restaurants will be allowed to r...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, Biology, France, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Libya, Boris Johnson, Reuters, Cyril Ramaphosa, Ramaphosa, BST South Africa


Covid live news: UK reports 31,772 daily cases and 26 new deaths; 1,007 deaths in 24 hour period in Indonesia

UK figures drop slightly on previous day; Indonesian death toll rises to total of 66,464 after deadly dayTory MP fears Boris Johnson will delay winter Covid restrictionsUgandan minister blames west for country’s Covid vaccine shortageEngland reopening going ahead, but mask wearing ‘expected’ Woman, 90, infected with Alpha and Beta Covid variants at the same time 4.10pm BST The UK today reported 26 new coronavirus deaths and 31,772 new cases. It’s a slight drop on yesterday’s figures which we...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, Biology, Indonesia, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Boris Johnson, Coronavirus, COVID


Covid live: public in England expected to wear masks when measures lift; Indonesia reports 1,007 daily deaths

UK minister says mask guidance indoors is set to stay in England; Indonesian death toll rises to total of 66,464 after deadly dayZahawi: England reopening going ahead, but mask wearing ‘expected’Sajid Javid warns NHS waiting lists backlog could reach 13m ‘Their childhood has been stolen’: calls for action to tackle long CovidWoman, 90, infected with Alpha and Beta Covid variants at the same timeSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.59am BST In Libya, Al-Wasat news is reporting that the country...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Science, Biology, Indonesia, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Microbiology, Libya, Javid, Kompas, Coronavirus


C'mon, Man! Biden Asks Putin to Crack Down on Ransomware Hackers (Again)

In light of ongoing ransomware attacks originating from Russia, President Joe Biden made a phone call to Vladimir Putin on Friday, stressing that Russia should crack down on cybercriminals operating within its borders, while adding that the U.S. will take “any necessary action” to defend itself against future attacks.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Vladimir Putin, Government, Russia, Joe Biden, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Politicians, Computer Security, Kaseya, Contemporary history, Hacker Groups, Presidency Of Joe Biden, Presidents Of Russia, Biden Asks Putin


Hackers Derail Iran's Train System, Post Supreme Leader's Phone Number as Help Line

Cyberattacks reportedly disrupted Iran’s railway system on Friday, causing “unprecedented chaos” at stations throughout the country, according to state media.Read more...
Tags: Security, Politics, Science, Technology, Iran, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Cyberattack, Security Breaches, Computing, Hacker, Computer Security, Ali Khamenei, Security Hacker, Hackers Heroes Of The Computer Revolution




DOJ Pinky Swears Not to Torture Julian Assange If He's Extradited to U.S.

The U.S. Department of Justice has promised a court in the UK not to place Julian Assange in a super-maximum security prison or solitary confinement if he’s extradited to the U.S., according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal. Solitary confinement is defined as torture by most wealthy countries around the…Read more...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, Government, Asylum, Articles, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Extradition, Chelsea Manning, U S Department of Justice, US Department of Justice


Global experts urge Boris Johnson to delay ‘dangerous’ Covid reopening

More than 100 scientists and doctors say move risks creating a generation with problems due to long CovidCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLifting the remaining Covid restrictions in England this month is “dangerous and premature”, according to international scientists and doctors, who have called on the UK government to pause reopening until more people are vaccinated.Writing in the Lancet, more than 100 global experts warn that removing restrictions on 19 July will ca...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Science, Society, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Lancet, Coronavirus


FBI Seized 'Fully Constructed' Lego Set of Capitol Building From Arrested Rioter

Prosecutors seized a “fully constructed” Lego set of the U.S. Capitol from a man they have charged with leading part of the failed insurrection against Congress in Washington, D.C. on January 6, as first reported by Smoking Gun.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Congress, Washington, Joe Biden, Fbi, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Christopher Wray, U S Capitol, Oath Keepers, Proud Boys, United States Capitol Police, Far Right Politics In The United States, Electoral Violence


Intel Officials Warned of Hate Groups Using Ashli Babbitt to Incite Terrorism Days After Capitol Siege

Hardly a week had passed since a violent mob of Americans had laid siege to their own capital on Jan. 6 in a brutish but futile attempt to reverse the course of a national election. U.S. intelligence analysts charged with monitoring terroristic threats emanating from the internet’s darkest corners were awash with…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Obama, Nbc News, Intel, Donald Trump, Trumpism, Trump, Tucker Carlson, Alt Right, Joan of Arc, Christopher Wray, Paul Gosar, Ryan Shapiro, Jeffrey Rosen, QAnon


What are the risks of England unlocking in the Covid third wave?

Analysis: Boris Johnson is betting big by easing rules on 19 July despite new infections rising exponentiallyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLifting the final Covid restrictions in England on 19 July is a gamble for the government. Even without further easing, cases are on course to surpass 50,000 a day by mid-July. Thereafter they could swiftly exceed the winter peak of 81,000 and hit 100,000 or more, the health secretary has said. What the next wave means for lives ...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Science, Society, UK News, NHS, Boris Johnson, Coronavirus


Former President Sues Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube in Desperate Plea for Platform

After getting “canceled” by them earlier this year, Donald Trump has announced a trifecta of class action lawsuits against Twitter, Google, and Facebook, thus generously giving Americans the opportunity to join our former POTUS in his valiant mission for personal revenge.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Politics, Science, Software, Computing, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Sundar Pichai, Operating Systems, Text Messaging, Trumpism, Facebook Twitter, Twitter Google, Google LLC


Desperate to get Americans vaccinated as the Delta variant spreads, Biden suggests a door-to-door vaccination effort

A child receives a Covid-19 vaccine on May 13, 2021 in Houston, Texas. Getty Images/Brandon Bell The more transmissible Delta variant is dominant in at least 5 states so far. President Biden has proposed local "door-to-door" initiatives as mass vaccine sites close. A Washington Post-ABC News poll found that 29% of Americans say they most likely won't take a vaccine. See more stories on Insider's business page. As the more transmissible Delta variant spreads throughout the US, Pre...
Tags: Politics, Science, California, Cdc, India, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Delta, Associated Press, Biden, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Washington Post ABC News, Matt Gaetz, William Schaffner, Coronavirus


Boris Johnson told the UK to reconcile itself to more COVID-19 deaths as England prepares to lift almost all restrictions amid a new surge

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the Downing Street Briefing Room on July 5, 2021. DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images The UK prime minister announced plans to lift most restrictions in England on July 19. He said the country has to accept that there will be more coronavirus deaths to come. There's been a surge in new infections in the UK, but the PM cited the effectiveness of vaccines. See more stories on Insider's business page. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson sai...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Science, Trends, News UK, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Tom Porter, Daniel Leal Olivas, Chris Whitty, COVID-19, COVID, Covid-19 restrictions, UK health policy



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