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    A group of Iranian hackers has been caught red-handed demonstrating how to break into email accounts and steal data.  Researchers at IBM's X-Force security team have obtained roughly five hours of video footage that appears to have been recorded directly from the screens of hackers. The hackers are working for a group IBM calls ITG18, and which other security firms refer to as APT35 or Charming Kitten. The group is one of the most active state-sponsored espionage teams linked to the government of Iran.  'This kind of thing is a rare win for the defenders,' said Emily Crose, a former NSA employee now working as a security researcher for industrial control system security firm Dragos.  'It's like playing poker, and having your opponents lay their entire hand out flat on the table in the middle of the last flop.'  Researchers at IBM's X-Force security team uncovered the Iran-backed hack...
    JOHNNY Depp's security paid a homeless man three tacos, chips and £335 to get the star's phone back after it was hurled off a balcony in a row, the High Court heard today. Amber Heard, 34, is alleged to have thrown the 57-year-old's phone from their LA apartment during the bust-up when he was late to her 30th birthday. 12Amber Heard waves as she leaves the High Court on the eighth day of the trialCredit: Reuters 12Details of the tumultuous relationship between Depp and Heard have been aired in the High CourtCredit: Rex Features The Hollywood trial this week heard allegations that the couple rowed when Depp missed part of his wife's birthday celebrations in April 2016. In an exhaustive 30 hours in the witness box, Depp said he had been late he had just found out he had lost $650million. And the couple are then alleged to have rowed...
    Hackers linked to Russian intelligence services are attempting to steal coronavirus vaccine research from pharmaceutical companies and other organizations, according to security officials from the U.S., the U.K., and Canada. The three nations alleged on Thursday that hacking group APT29, also known as "Cozy Bear" and "the Dukes," is trying to steal COVID-19 vaccine research. The U.S. National Security Agency, U.K.'s National Cyber Security Centre, and Canada's Communications Security Establishment all agree that the hacker group is "almost certainly part of the Russian intelligence services." "Throughout 2020, APT29 has targeted various organizations involved in COVID-19 vaccine development in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom, highly likely with the intention of stealing information and intellectual property relating to the development and testing of COVID-19 vaccines," according to the U.K.'s National Cyber Security Centre. "The group uses a variety of tools and techniques to predominantly target governmental,...
    The FBI is leading a federal inquiry into Twitter's security breach that saw hackers hijack high profile accounts - as the social media giant scrambles to investigate how its most catastrophic attack yet was able to occur. Sources say federal investigators are now probing the Twitter attack, which initially appears to have been a bitcoin scam but has sparked fears the hackers could have wreaked havoc on the stock market, meddled in elections or even potentially started a war.  A day on from the breach, which resulted in Twitter stopping all verified accounts from tweeting or resetting their passwords for hours as they tried to contain it, they have still not revealed how it happened or to what extent its internal systems were compromised.   Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk were among the victims of the four-hour attack on Wednesday afternoon that saw hackers infiltrate Twitter's internal systems...
    An inspector general’s report concluded Thursday that former Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson drove a city vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and lied about the incident that led to his December firing. Johnson was found asleep behind the wheel of his police car in October after consuming “several large servings of rum” at a downtown restaurant with a member of his security detail, according to the Chicago Office of the Inspector General. According to the report, Johnson made false statements to the public and Mayor Lori Lightfoot, saying he had been out to dinner with friends and that he had ordered an internal investigation of the incident. Johnson initially blamed the incident on his failure to take his blood pressure medication and didn't mention alcohol. CHICAGO MAYOR DEPLOYS 'CENSUS COWBOY' TO BOOST PARTICIPATION, IN BIZARRE SCENE: 'TIME TO GIDDY-UP' That omission resulted "in a materially inaccurate portrayal of the incident in...
    Russian hackers are trying to steal COVID-19 vaccine research from the US through cyber attacks against medical organizations and universities, according to security officials.  The 16-page advisory prepared by the US National Security Agency and made public by Britain, the US and Canada accused APT29, also known as Cozy Bear and Dukes, of using custom malicious software to target a number of organizations globally.   Cozy Bear has been identified by Washington as one of two Russian government-linked hacking groups that broke into the Democratic National Committee computer network and stole emails ahead of the 2016 presidential election. The other group is usually called Fancy Bear. The groups are said to specialize in exploiting known vulnerabilities in software and then rapidly 'weaponizing' them.   Russian hackers (file image) are trying to steal COVID-19 vaccine research from the US through cyber attacks against medical organizations and universities, according to security officials ...
    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt will not stand idle in the face of any moves that pose a direct threat to Egyptian and Libyan national security, President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said on Thursday, according to a presidency statement. The statement also said tribal leaders meeting Sisi in Cairo had authorized the president and Egypt's army to intervene in their country "to protect Libyan sovereignty". The tribesmen are allied to eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar. Egypt borders Libya to the west. (Reporting by Omar Fahmy, Mahmoud Mourad and Ulf Laessing; editing by Mark Heinrich) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    By Zachary Cohen, Luke McGee and Alex Marquardt | CNN Russian cyber actors are targeting organizations involved in coronavirus vaccine development, according to a new warning by US, UK and Canadian security officials on Thursday that details activity by a Russian hacking group called APT29, which also goes by the name “the Dukes” or “Cozy Bear.” An advisory published by the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) details activity by the Russian hacking group and explicitly calls out efforts to target US, UK and Canadian vaccine research and development organizations. “APT29’s campaign of malicious activity is ongoing, predominantly against government, diplomatic, think tank, healthcare and energy targets to steal valuable intellectual property,” a press release on the advisory said. Cozy Bear is one of two hacking groups linked to Russian intelligence that is believed to have accessed the Democratic National Committee’s internal systems in the lead-up to the 2016 US...
    A small bottle labeled with a "Vaccine" sticker is held near a medical syringe.Dado Ruvic | Reuters Hackers linked to Russian intelligence services are trying to steal information about coronavirus vaccine research in the U.S., Canada and U.K., security officials said Thursday. Officials said a group known as APT29 — also known as "Cozy Bear" — was likely to blame for the attack. That assessment has been backed by the U.S. Department for Homeland Security, the Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency, the National Security Agency, Canada's Communications Security Establishment and the U.K.'s National Cyber Security Centre.  A Kremlin spokesperson was not immediately available for comment when contacted by CNBC.Related Tags Biotech and Pharmaceuticals Health care industry Politics Cybersecurity Technology
    The UK, US and Canada today accused Russia of trying to steal coronavirus vaccine research by sanctioning 'despicable' cyber attacks against medical organisations and universities.  The three nations issued a bombshell joint statement this afternoon claiming a hacking group called APT29, also known as Cozy Bear, is engaged in an ongoing campaign of 'malicious activity'.   Security chiefs believe the group is 'almost certainly' operating as part of Russian Intelligence Services, with officials confident the Kremlin has given the green light for the activity.  The three nations believe the purpose of the Russian attacks is to steal intellectual property so that Moscow can develop a coronavirus vaccine first or at least at the same time as the UK, US and Canada.  It is thought that pharmaceutical and academic institutions have been targeted by the hackers but the identity of specific targets has not been made public.  The statement is likely to...
    (CNN)Russian cyber actors are targeting organizations involved in coronavirus vaccine development, according to a new warning by US, UK and Canadian security officials on Thursday that details activity by a Russian hacking group called APT29, which also goes by the name "the Dukes" or "Cozy Bear."An advisory published by the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) details activity by the Russian hacking group and explicitly calls out efforts to target US, UK and Canadian vaccine research and development organizations. Cozy Bear is one of two hacking groups linked to Russian intelligence that is believed to have accessed the Democratic National Committee's internal systems in the lead-up to the 2016 US election, but Thursday's announcement is the first time this group has been named in connection to cyberattacks related to the coronavirus pandemic. State-backed hackers behind wave of cyberattacks targeting coronavirus response, US and UK warnThe US, UK and Canadian authorities...
    On Wednesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Bill Hemmer Reports,” Department of Justice Director of Communications and Public Affairs Kerri Kupec criticized Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler for rejecting law enforcement help from the federal government and accused the mayor of putting his “personal politics and violent anarchists and agitators over the safety and security” of the city’s residents. Kupec said, “I was particularly dismayed by the comments made by that Portland mayor, considering that, just over the weekend, a protester went after one of our U.S. Marshals with a hammer, hitting him over and over and over again. Protesters were surging federal buildings. They were armed with sledgehammers, with slingshots, with lasers. And the fact that you have elected officials, and I don’t care if you’re a Republican or a Democrat, but if you are an elected official and you are prioritizing your own personal politics and violent anarchists and...
    Under President Trump’s leadership, our nation’s vast research enterprise is fully engaged to confront the COVID-19 pandemic. Ultimate victory depends on our scientific preeminence rooted in the longstanding and often unspoken principles of integrity, transparency, cooperation, openness, impartiality, respect, freedom of inquiry, reciprocity and accountability to the American people. Yet these principles — and the security and integrity of America’s research enterprise — are being undermined by some researchers and foreign governments that are robbing the American people of federal research dollars, new discoveries and innovations. These threats impact our public health and national security. For example, the FBI and Department of Homeland Security recently warned that the People’s Republic of China was attempting to steal American vaccine and therapeutics research — an unconscionable act in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. STATE DEPARTMENT IMPOSES SANCTIONS ON EMPLOYEES OF CHINESE TECH COMPANIES, INCLUDING HUAWEI The Trump administration has taken decisive...
    HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's top representative office in Hong Kong condemned what it called gross interference by the United States in the Asian financial hub, labelling President Donald Trump's move to end the city's special status as "gangster logic and bullying". In a strongly worded statement released late on Wednesday, the Hong Kong Liaison Office said the sanctions would not have a substantial impact on the special administrative region and rather damage the United States' own interests. "Unreasonable meddling and shameless threats by the United States are typical gangster logic and bullying behaviour," the statement said. "No external force can block China's determination and confidence to maintain national sovereignty and security for Hong Kong's long-term prosperity and stability." The security law imposed by Beijing punishes what China broadly defines as subversion, secession, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces with up to life in prison. Critics of the law fear...
    Several high-profile Twitter accounts were hacked on Wednesday, with the perpetrators sending tweets from victims in an apparent scam seeking funds via Bitcoin. What are the details? Accounts of corporations, celebrities, billionaires, and politicians were hijacked in a massive hacking scheme, including Apple, Uber, Kanye West, Elon Musk, and Joe Biden. Wired reported that during the afternoon, several prominent accounts including "major cryptocurrency players were hacked within minutes of each other," and that "they all shared an identical message about 'giving back to the community' and a link to a site called 'cryptoforhealth.'" The outlet called the security breach "unprecedented." Massive Twitter hack underway by Bitcoin scammers: - Bill Gates - Elon Musk - Joe Biden - Warren Buffett - Kanye W… https://t.co/77w9h5hSkZ — Breaking911 (@Breaking911)1594850713.0 Over the course of a few hours, the scammers were able to collect more than $100,000 from people who clicked...
    An abandoned oil tanker in the Red Sea loaded with more than 1 million barrels of crude oil may explode or rupture, causing a major environmental and humanitarian disaster. The U.N. Security Council has highlighted the risks posed by the FSO Safer tanker, which is moored off the coast of Yemen. The tanker is loaded with 1.1 million barrels of crude oil. The Security Council told Fox News that it will be meeting to discuss the tanker at 3 p.m. ET on Wednesday. NASA IMAGES REVEAL SHOCKING SCALE OF ARAL SEA DISASTER Houthi rebels, who control the area where the ship is moored, have denied U.N. inspectors access to the vessel. But in comments obtained by AP, last week U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said, “The local authorities recently signaled they would approve a U.N. mission to the site.” Maxar Satellite image of the FSO Safer tanker moored off Ras...
    Beijing today warned Britain that Chinese businesses could pull out of the UK after the Government banned Huawei from the nation's new 5G network. Liu Xiaoming, China's Ambassador to the UK, said 'the way you treat Huawei will be followed very closely by other Chinese businesses' as he said the decision had 'undermined the trust between the two countries'.  Mr Liu said 'Huawei merely symbolises how you treat China' in comments which came after Beijing had earlier accused Boris Johnson of being 'America's dupe'. China's foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Britain had excluded the tech giant 'without any concrete evidence' and had colluded with the White House to 'discriminate' against the company. She warned the UK's actions 'must come at a cost' while the hardline state-backed Global Times publication said in an editorial it is 'necessary for China to retaliate'.  The publication said a failure to respond by Beijing would...
    French president Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte were at the centre of an astonishing security scare when furious anti-government swarmed towards them in a Paris park. 'Macron Resign' was the chant as the 42-year-old head of state and the first lady, who is 67, were approached in the Tuileries Garden, close to the Elysée Palace, where they live, on Tuesday afternoon. They were walking hand in hand at the end of Bastille Day – the July 14 French national holiday, but this did not deter the demonstrators.  ⚡VIDÉO - Les voltigeurs dans le viseur des GJ : des Gilets jaunes se sont retrouvés face à E.#Macron en début de soirée alors qu'il se promenait au jardin des Tuileries. lls ont interpellé le PR sur la question des violences policières en lui demandant de "virer la BRAV". (NC) pic.twitter.com/Yc3Z51aoaK— Brèves de presse (@Brevesdepresse) July 14, 2020 RELATED...
    Facebook CEO's Mark Zuckerberg's former personal security chief has again been accused of racist and sexist workplace conduct, a year after he stepped down in the face of similar claims. Liam Booth, a former Secret Service agent who once served in President Barack Obama's personal protection detail, resigned from Zuckerberg's family office in 2019 following a probe into sexual harassment and racism complaints. Now, three former and current staffers at the secretive family office, called West Street, have leveled fresh claims against Booth in sworn statements reported by Business Insider. Booth could not immediately be reached by DailyMail.com late on Tuesday, and a spokesperson for Zuckerberg said that an outside investigation had found nothing to substantiate the allegations, calling them the baseless claims of disgruntled ex-employees seeking a legal payday.  There have been no accusations of misconduct leveled at either Mark Zuckerberg or his wife personally. The allegations also do...
    A 34-year-old man's body which had been decapitated and dismembered was found by his sister inside a luxury Lower East Side apartment building on Tuesday. The man has been identified by the Daily News as Fahim Saleh, a known millionaire tech entrepreneur. The alarm was raised after the Saleh's sibling became concerned after not hearing from him for a day. She went to the seventh floor unit to check on her brother only to be met with a gruesome sight.  Her brother's body had been cut up with a power saw, which was lying nearby and was still plugged in. The body parts were sorted into different plastic bags. Police believe they have surveillance video of the suspect entering the building and using the elevator.  Video shows the gloved suspect wearing gloves, along with a hat and mask covering his face.  Saleh bought the luxury pad for $2.25 million last year.  His...
    On the occasion of the French national holiday, Russian President Vladimir Poutine extended his greetings to both the French and Emmanuel Macron. “Russian-French relations have a very rich history” As part of the national holiday of July 14, Vladimir Poutine wrote a message for the French andEmmanuel Macron. In the text posted on the Kremlin website, the President of Russia congratulated his French counterpart. The Russian head of state insisted that “Russian-French relations have a very rich history”. >>> Interview of July 14: Emmanuel Macron’s television intervention “An important role in ensuring security and stability” in Europe Through his wishes for France, Vladimir Poutine also referred to the Franco-Russian role for security in Europe. He said that “The interaction of Moscow and Paris has always played an important role in ensuring security and stability on the European continent,” reports Sputniknews.com. In the process, the pRussian resident also said...
    Last weekend left all of us pretty shaken up. That’s because Amitabh, Abhishek, Aishwarya and Aardhya Bachchan tested positive for COVID-19. It rattled us quite a bit. Rekha’s staff and watchman too tested positive. But on Tuesday, BMC’s containment area notice was spotted outside Zoya Akhtar’s house. The notice mentions that this area has been cordoned off after a resident tested positive. It could also because Rekha is her neighbour and it’s just a precautionary measure. COVID-19: Rekha’s Bungalow Sealed After Guard Tests Positive Rekha’s bungalow was sealed after the guard tested positive. Zoya hasn’t spoken about it yet. We guess she will soon share something on her social media account about it. As per a report in Hindustan Times, people at Rekha’s bungalow and neighbours including Javed Akhtar have been tested for Coronavirus. The report also suggested that the actress didn’t want to be tested by BMC. She...
    Joanna NeliusJust now•Filed to:Security BreachSecurity BreachmicrosoftwindowsSavePhoto: Denis Charlet/AFP (Getty Images) Microsoft released a patch today that fixes what appears to be a major, long-standing flaw in the Windows Domain Name System (DNS). The patch, which is bundled in with the regular Tuesday Windows update, fixes the SigRed flaw, which was discovered by Israeli security firm Check Point, Wired reported. The DNS is kind of like a phonebook, and your Internet Protocol (IP) address is kind of like your phone number. Every computer is assigned a unique IP address through its network provider, and the DNS translates domain names to IP addresses. It’s like looking for your phonebook, finding your best friend’s name, and hitting the call button. Your phone and phone numbers are what allow you to connect. In a similar manner, the DNS is needed so your browser can load a website. SigRed not only exploits Windows DNS, but...
    Authorities in Virginia are searching for two escaped inmates, including one man found guilty of second-degree murder. Jabar Taylor, 20, and Rashad Williams, 18, escaped from the Chesterfield County juvenile detention center after choking a security guard on Monday night. The two men used a cord to strangle the staff member who lost consciousness before the men escaped. Taylor, a 5-foot-9 black man serving a 50-year sentence, was convicted in Fredericksburg Circuit Court for the murder of two men stabbed to death outside the Greenbrier Shopping Center in December 2015 when he was just 15 years old. Williams was serving time after being found guilty of malicious wounding and robbery at a 7-Eleven when he was 16. Both men were scheduled to be transferred to adult prisons when they turned 21. Upon escaping from the detention center, security cameras showed the two men get into a waiting...
    AMBER Heard wrote that Johnny Depp "wrapped his shirt around her neck" and hit her in a furious row on their honeymoon, the High Court trial heard today. The 34-year-old described an alleged attack in her diary, saying the couple had a "terrible" fight on the Eastern & Oriental Express in 2015. 20Amber Heard has alleged she was abused by ex Johnny Depp 14 times - seen here walking into court with girlfriend Bianca ButtiCredit: �2020 Stephen Lock / i-Images 20Amber Heard smiled as she walked into court where the libel case is taking placeCredit: Splash News 20Johnny Depp has denied ever assaulting his then wife Amber HeardCredit: PA:Press Association The diary entry claimed the couple had been "walking zombies" after three hours of sleep and a "terrible fight". Heard wrote: "A night that ended at 3.30 and was brutally interrupted by the train’s imminent arrival to the Singapore station...
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday, the department said. A statement informing the press of the call included few details about what specifically was said. It did, however, mention that the two discussed Afghanistan, election security, and convening the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council for the U.N.'s 75th anniversary. The call comes in amid reports that Russia paid Taliban operatives to kill American soldiers in Afghanistan. President Trump and his administration have denied that he was briefed on the issue. In 2016, Russian actors attempted to influence the U.S. presidential election through social media. Concerns have mounted as to what Russian forces may try in this year's election cycle. News Russia Mike Pompeo Sergey Lavrov Afghanistan Taliban election interference
    The European Union will coordinate measures to support the people of Hong Kong and has warned that the application of the security law imposed by Beijing on the former British colony will “have an impact” on its relations with the China, the head of European diplomacy announced on Monday. “The European Union will develop a coordinated response in support of Hong Kong’s autonomy,” said Josep Borrell after a meeting with EU foreign ministers in Brussels, the first in 4 month. Josep Borrell talked about visas and grants to allow Hong Kong residents to travel to the EU and restrictions on the export of weapons to the security forces. “We adopted a double message today with support for Hong Kong autonomy and fundamental freedoms, and to China, we say the measures will have an impact on our relations,” said the head of European diplomacy. “Today, with France, we have proposed...
    GHISLAINE Maxwell tried to FLEE when FBI agents arrested her and had wrapped her mobile phone in tin foil to try avoid detection, it has been claimed today. Court papers filed by prosecutors in New York argued against bail for the heiress – due to answer child grooming charges tomorrow – saying she was an “extreme risk of flight”. 7Ghislaine Maxwell tried to hide from the FBI when they raided her New Hampshire home on July 2Credit: EPA They said Maxwell was being protected by a security team made up by former members of the British military when she was found – as previously revealed by The Sun On Sunday. Prosecutors claimed she had escaped to another room when FBI agents burst into her New Hampshire mansion and placed her under arrest on July 2. Court papers said: “As the agents approached the front door to the main house, they...
    Checking in for a flight has changed. Mone/AP, Nuamfolio/Shutterstock Airport security was less restrictive before September 11. Boarding passes were paper documents issued by gate agents, but now passengers can use mobile apps and kiosks. Flight information used to be written on chalkboards at gates. Social distancing measures in the wake of the pandemic mean lines are a lot more spaced out.   Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Flying used to be a glamorous undertaking back in the day. But airports had their glory years, too. New technology has helped airports run more efficiently, from digital air traffic control software to the ability to check in on a phone or kiosk. But other changes, like increased security screenings, have slowed things down. Additional health screenings and social distancing measures due to the coronavirus pandemic have also changed the way airports look and function. Here are 34 photos that...
    Impossible Foods has already provided relief to more than 750,000 people experiencing food insecurity since the start of the pandemic; company is on track to donate more than 1 million meals in 2020 Leading food tech startup is expanding its “social good” program to organizations fighting for social justice — including Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Camp The collaboration between Impossible Foods and Know Your Rights Camp kicks off today in San Francisco with San Francisco Marin Food Bank and Al Pastor Papi food truck Impossible Foods announced last week it is collaborating with Colin Kaepernick and Know Your Rights Camp to support food security and social justice throughout 2020. Since the start of the pandemic, Impossible Foods has provided relief to over 750,000 people experiencing food insecurity. The startup is on track to donate plant-based meat to feed at least 1 million people this year. Impossible Foods will donate...
    THIS is the moment Borussia Dortmund superstar Erling Haaland appears to be thrown out of a nightclub. The 19-year-old striker then apparently argues with bouncers following the bust-up at a nightspot believed to be in his native Norway. 5Haaland appears to be pushed away from the venue by a bouncer 5The man in the video believed to be Dortmund superstar Haaland shouts at a bouncer after he removes him from a nightclubCredit: @Snapchat/Skaaran 5The two then have an altercation before friends remove what appears to be Haaland from the sceneCredit: @Snapchat/Skaaran Footage of the incident went viral online and the Snapchat clip was captioned: "Go home Erling Haaland." The video begins with one member of security forcefully pushing the male away from the venue with both hands. The person believed to be Haaland then smirks before shouting in the security staff's direction. One friend then stands next to who is...
    Cairo, Jul 11 ​​(EFE) .- Aid has stopped entering through two crossings that connect Turkey with northwestern Syria after the resolution that allows it without agreement in the UN Security Council expired last night, a situation To which the opposition has responded by demanding a mechanism outside that body. Millions of people who depend on humanitarian aid in Idlib, the last opposition stronghold in Syria, have been in limbo since last midnight, when China and Russia, the main ally of the Bachar al Asad regime, again vetoed the maximum UN executive body the extension of authorization. While the discussions continue within the Security Council, the authorities of the Bab al Hawa border crossing, one of the two affected by the impossibility of overcoming the veto and linking Turkey with Idlib, explained to Efe that “the last 45 trucks with humanitarian aid they entered yesterday and as of today the entry...
    WELLS Fargo has banned all staff from using TikTok and ordered them to delete the app immediately over "privacy and security" fears. The banking giant made the announcement to its staff earlier this week. 2 The company asked employees to delete the app 'immediately'Credit: Reuters In a statement to Reuters, Wells Fargo said: "Due to concerns about TikTok’s privacy and security controls and practices, and because corporate-owned devices should be used for company business only, we have directed those employees to remove the app from their devices." However, TikTok told the outlet: "We have not been contacted by Wells Fargo, but as with any organization that has concerns, we are open to engaging with them constructively and letting them know about the actions we have taken to protect data security for our users." Wells Fargo serves as the second American company this week to ask its employees to delete the...
    Washington, DC (CNN)In 2012, Domino's enlisted the automaker Local Motors, where Nicholas de Peyer worked, to reinvent pizza delivery. He spent the next 18 months obsessed with making the ultimate pizza delivery car, and by the end of it, discovered that the best solution wasn't about the pizza. Not really, at least. If you want to make money, focus on the driver.Local Motors is an automotive company that focuses on collaborative and crowdsourced design, so De Peyer tapped its online community of auto enthusiasts for ideas. He befriended pizza drivers at his local Domino's. He visited car dealerships with pizza-carrying bags, to see how well they fit in different vehicles. He learned that some pizza delivery drivers didn't want a franchise-owned car, because they'd be reimbursed for wear-and-tear on their own vehicles, resulting in a larger paycheck.It wasn't just an issue of designing the ultimate pizza delivery vehicle. He had...
    Police executed a search warrant and seized the rifle brandished by a St. Louis man when Black Lives Matter protesters marched through his gated community. On Friday, authorities searched the home of lawyers Mark and Patricia McCloskey, who made headlines on June 28 when a video went viral showing them waving firearms at protesters who had massed outside their home.  The search turned up the AR-15 that had been held by Mark McCloskey, while a handgun brandished by Patricia McCloskey was already in possession of her attorney, Fox reports.  Photos of the couple standing outside their palatial property armed with an AR-15 and a handgun were beamed around the world at the end of June And speaking to Fox News on Tuesday about the first incident, prominent personal injury lawyer Mark McClosky said: 'It was shocking. The gate came in. Seemingly everybody in the world came forward. I...
    San Francisco (USA), Jul 10 (EFE) .- The US multinational e-commerce company Amazon said this Friday that the e-mail sent hours before to its workers, asking them to remove the Chinese social network TikTok from their cell phones, alleging ” security risks “was an error and that its use is not prohibited. “This morning’s email to some of our workers was sent in error. There are no changes at this time regarding our policy regarding TikTok,” they said from the Seattle (Washington state, USA) signing. it’s a statement. Just a few hours before, some company employees had received an email explaining that “due to security risks”, the TikTok application was no longer “allowed on cell phones through which an email account is accessed “corporate, and they were given a deadline to eliminate it until the end of today. In the event that an employee of the firm did not remove...
    FORTNITE mega-star Ninja has ditched TikTok over issues with the way the controversial app handles user data. Tyler "Ninja" Blevins boasted 4million fans on the Chinese video-sharing app but announced on Thursday that he had abandoned the platform. 2Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins is the world's biggest Fortnite starCredit: AFP or licensors The shock move comes after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo revealed the White House was considering banning TikTok in the US over national security concerns. Experts have repeatedly cautioned that TikTok may be sharing user data with the Chinese government. TikTok denies the claims. "I have deleted the TIK TOK app off all my devices," Blevins, 29, tweeted. "Hopefully a less intrusive company (data farming) that isn't owned by China can recreate the concept legally, such funny and amazing content on the app from influencers." 2Ninja has ditched his TokTok account over alleged issues with the way the app handles...
    LaGuardia Airport in New York City shut down a terminal and evacuated air travelers after a bag triggered a security alarm and prompted the bomb squad to investigate on Thursday. Officials with LaGuardia Airport announced on Twitter that all roadways to Terminal C and D were closed due to 'police activity' around 7:30am. A second tweet revealed that all waiting passengers in Terminal D were evacuated to Terminal C as 'a security investigation under way.' Authorities have not released details, but NBC New York reports that a suspicious package was flagged during baggage security.  The NYPD bomb squad dispatched to LaGuardia Airport in New York City on Thursday after suspicious baggage was flagged during a security screening RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Naya Rivera is missing and presumed dead after her four-year-old son was found... Jodie Comer is targeted by Twitter mob for 'dating a Donald...
    (CNN)Australia has suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Thursday, as the country moves to offer a path to citizenship for those Hong Kongers who wish to leave the city. Speaking at a press briefing in Canberra, Morrison said that China's new national security legislation for Hong Kong constitutes a "fundamental change in our circumstances with respect to our extradition agreement with Hong Kong.""We have formally notified Hong Kong and advised the Chinese authorities," he said.The Prime Minister said that Australia has also updated its travel advisory for Hong Kong, warning Australians of the possibility of detention in the city under the "vague" law.Morrison also announced a pathway to permanent residency in Australia for Hong Kong citizens looking to leave the city due to the imposition of the law.Read MoreCurrent students or skilled visa holders in Australia from Hong Kong will be afforded an extra...
    President Donald Trump has a long and well-documented history of scathing attacks on Mexico over the years, but he welcomed President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to the White House with open arms on Wednesday, insisting their relationship has never been better. Gathering in the Rose Garden, Trump opined about his admiration for the Mexican leader - known as AMLO - calling him a cherished partner and claiming that the US’ and Mexico’s economic and security ties are reaching new heights. Trump also praised AMLO for his role in brokering a new trade deal between the US, Mexico and Canada (USMCA), and lauded his efforts to stop drug trafficking and illegal border crossings. ‘It's all very positive,’ Trump said before he and López Obrador signed a joint declaration pledging to build ‘a shared future of prosperity, security and harmony.’ President Donald Trump has a long and well-documented history of making...
    U.S. intel officials have been alleging that according to their sources, the Russian government offered a bounty to Taliban extremists if they would kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Just Security discussed these allegations with some former Trump Administration officials, trying to get some insights on what President Donald Trump and his officials knew about Russian government activity in Afghanistan. “Why would the Russian government think it could get away with paying bounties to the Taliban to kill American soldiers?,” Just Security’s Ryan Goodman writes. “One answer to that question may be the extraordinary response that Moscow received when the Trump Administration learned of a precursor to the bounty operation. From mid-2017 and into 2018, Pentagon officials became increasingly confident in intelligence reports that the Kremlin was arming the Taliban, which posed a significant threat to American and coalition forces on the ground in Afghanistan.” President Donald Trump and his administration...
    The much-feared purge of dissident material from Hong Kong’s libraries and schools is underway only a week after Beijing imposed a sweeping “national security law” on the island, bypassing its legislature and legal system. AFP reported on Monday that Hong Kong’s government has instructed schools to “review” any books that might run afoul of the “four types of offenses clearly stipulated in the law.” “If they find outdated content or content that may concern the four aforementioned offences, they should remove them,” the Hong Kong Education Bureau instructed. Those four offenses are broad and ill-defined, including “subversion, secession, terrorism, and collusion with foreign forces,” and the only clarification issued by the Chinese Communist regime so far was that “political views espousing independence or self-autonomy” would be considered subversive. A great many books currently on the shelves in Hong Kong schools are likely to fall into that category, and of course...
    Disney Worlds reopening: Where things stand as Florida Covid-19 cases spike Devin Nunes winery, yacht clubs, a resort in West Virginia owned by its governor – heres who got PPP loans Patrick Mahomes didnt give up leverage. His historic deal was about long-term security and leaving a legacy Prior to signing his historic contract on Monday, one that’s worth up to half a billion dollars, the Kansas City Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes had all the leverage an NFL player could have dreamed of.  Not only is he young (24 years old) and accomplished (he already has a Super Bowl MVP and an MVP under his belt), he also plays quarterback, the game’s most important position. To be sure, there were no shortage of agents and players throughout the league rooting for him to change the game with his contract extension with the Chiefs, something he could have accomplished by forcing...
    Muslim woman files discrimination charge after barista wrote ISIS on her cup Devin Nunes winery, yacht clubs, a resort in West Virginia owned by its governor – heres who got PPP loans Patrick Mahomes historic deal is about long-term security and leaving a legacy Prior to signing his historic contract on Monday — one that’s worth up to half a billion dollars — Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes had all the leverage an NFL player could have dreamed of.  Not only is he young (24 years old) and accomplished — he already has a Super Bowl MVP and an MVP under his belt — he also plays the game’s most important position. To be sure, there were no shortage of agents and players throughout the league rooting for him to change the game with his contract extension with the Chiefs, something he could have accomplished by, say, forcing...
    Apple and T-Mobile are being sued over a long-running security flaw that allowed strangers to access private iMessages and FaceTime calls.  A class action lawsuit filed on Monday in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York by plaintiffs Tigran Ohanian and Regge Lopez accused the defendant companies of jeopardizing consumer privacy by failing to report the flaw. The case centers around an issue first discovered in 2011 which prompted an Apple ID - the account required to use Apple products - to remain linked to a T-Mobile SIM card even after the iPhone owner had stopped using the SIM and changed phone numbers.   As a result of the 'legacy connection', the previous owner could receive iMessages and FaceTime calls intended for a new owner who was assigned the phone number after it was recycled by T-Mobile.   Apple and T-Mobile are facing a class action lawsuit...
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that the Trump administration is strongly considering banning TikTok and other Chinese apps. “We are taking this very seriously. We are certainly looking at it,” Pompeo told Fox News after being asked about whether President Donald Trump is making a move against the company. His comments come as national security experts warn that TikTok, Huawei, and other Chinese tech companies are a threat to national security. “Whether it was the problems of having Huawei technology in your infrastructure we’ve gone all over the world and we’re making real progress getting that out. We declared ZTE a danger to American national security,” Pompeo said, citing telecommunications companies Huawei and ZTE. “We have worked on this very issue for a long time,” he said. (RELATED: Report Reveals Role Huawei Had In Transporting US Tech To Iran) TikTok dismissed concerns about the company’s connection to China,...
    The St. Louis couple who went viral late last month after drawing guns on protesters marching through their gated neighborhood say they faced death threats by demonstrators who threatened to take over their home. Patricia McCloskey said she heard protesters, who were marching to demand the resignation of St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson, talk about how they wanted to take over their home, kill her and her husband, Mark, and their dog. "They were going to kill us," she told Fox News host Sean Hannity on Monday. "They were going to come in there. They were going to burn down the house. They were going to be living in our house after I was dead. They pointed to different rooms and said, 'That’s going to be my bedroom, and that’s going to be the living room, and I’m going to be taking a shower in that room.' ......
    Chief Executive of Hong Kong Carrie Lam said Tuesday the new national security law imposed by China does not spell all “doom and gloom” despite TikTok announcing it will abruptly pull out of the territory. “Surely, this is not doom and gloom for Hong Kong,” Lam, the territory’s Beijing-backed leader, said at her weekly press conference, attempting to calm unease over the new legislation. “I’m sure, with the passage of time ... confidence will grow in ‘one country, two systems’ and in Hong Kong’s future.” Lam also vowed that though national security was a "red line" that should not be crossed, cases that would involve mainland security agents, who now have an enforcement presence in the city as part of the newly established national security committee, would be "rare," according to Reuters. HUNDREDS ARRESTED IN HONG KONG AFTER CHINA IMPOSES NEW NATIONAL SECURITY LAW  The law established the committee under Beijing’s control and allows...
    If you can’t come in from the rain, the next best thing is an umbrella. And, if you’re a dog, you don’t have thumbs so you most likely don’t have one. So, how about your very own umbrella handler? The sweetest photo was taken when a security guard outside a Morrisons grocery store in Scotland used his umbrella to shield a dog sitting in the rain while waiting for his human. Posted to Twitter on June 28 by Mel Gracie, the guard was quoted as saying, “well you never know how dogs feel about the rain.” Shout out to this @Morrisons security man keeping this good boy dry. He said ‘well you never know how dogs feel about the rain’ pic.twitter.com/B9CPWI7u5Q — Crisp Rat (@MelGracie_) June 28, 2020 The heartwarming photo went viral and garnered more than 152,500 likes (and counting) and hundreds of comments praising the...
    A St Louis couple who made headlines after they were pictured standing on their porch aiming guns at Black Lives Matter protesters claimed up to 500 demonstrators broke down their gate and threatened to kill them.   Photos of the couple, lawyers Mark and Patricia McCloskey, standing outside their palatial property armed with an AR-15 and a handgun were beamed around the world at the end of June. On Friday, hundreds of demonstrators returned to their upscale neighbourhood to protest once more and the couple were seen tentatively peering from their balcony.  And speaking to Fox News on Tuesday about the first incident, prominent personal injury lawyer Mr McClosky said: 'It was shocking. The gate came in. Seemingly everybody in the world came forward. I think the estimate is 300-500 people.  St Louis couple Mark and Patricia McCloskey, who made headlines after they were pictured standing on their porch aiming...
    Matt NovakJust now•Filed to:new cold warnew cold warpresident trumpdonald trumpmike pompeotiktokchinabytedancesocial mediaappsaustraliaindiahong konguyghursuighursjohn boltonu.s. state departmentconcentration campsSaveU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the State Department in Washington D.C. on July 1, 2020.Photo: Mauel Balce Cenata (Getty Images) The Trump regime is considering a U.S. ban on the popular music and dance app TikTok, as well as other apps owned by Chinese companies, according to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. TikTok is one of the most popular apps in the world, with roughly 800 million users globally, but the Trump regime believes user data on the platform could be funneled to the Chinese government, an allegation that has not been substantiated. “I don’t want to get out in front of the president, but it’s something we’re looking at,” Secretary Pompeo told Fox News’s Laura Ingraham on Monday night when asked about a potential ban of TikTok. Pompeo explained the...
    The United States is seriously 'looking into' banning TikTok amid concerns the social media platform poses a national security threat, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday.   'I don't want to get out in front of the President, but it's something we're looking at,' Pompeo said in an interview with Fox News. U.S. lawmakers have raised national security concerns over TikTok's handling of user data, saying they were worried about Chinese laws requiring domestic companies 'to support and cooperate with intelligence work controlled by the Chinese Communist Party.' The app, which is not available in China, has sought to distance itself from its Chinese roots to appeal to a global audience and has emphasized its independence from China. Pompeo's remarks also come amid increasing U.S.-China tensions over the handling of the coronavirus outbreak, China's actions in Hong Kong and a nearly two-year trade war. TikTok, a short-form video app owned...
    Hong Kong (CNN Business)The United States is "looking at" banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday. Pompeo suggested the possible move during an interview with Fox News' Laura Ingraham, adding that "we're taking this very seriously."Pompeo was asked by Ingraham whether the United States should be considering a ban on Chinese social media apps, "especially TikTok.""With respect to Chinese apps on people's cell phones, I can assure you the United States will get this one right too, Laura," he said. "I don't want to get out in front of the President [Donald Trump], but it's something we're looking at."Washington's top diplomat added that people should only download the app "if you want your private information in the hands of the Chinese Communist Party."Read MoreTikTok did not immediately respond to a request from CNN Business for comment.Pompeo's remarks come during a time of heightened...
    Google, Facebook, and Twitter are pausing the processing of data requests from the Hong Kong government as they review a new security law that went into effect on July 1st. Google put its pause into place as soon as the law took effect last Wednesday. “[W]hen the law took effect, we paused production on any new data requests from Hong Kong authorities,” a Google spokesperson told The News Brig in an email, “and we’ll continue to review the details of the new law,” the spokesperson said. Twitter also halted its handling of government requests as of July 1st, with Facebook announcing its pause on Monday, The New York Times reported. Social media platforms typically produce private user information in response to valid court orders, depending on the legal process in various countries. But under this new position, all the companies will, at least temporarily, ignore the requests...
    In a German study of more than 100 home routers, researchers found that every single product had one or more known security flaws. The study, conducted by Fraunhofer Institute for Communication, which assessed the firmware on 127 routers made by seven different brands found that many of the routers had hundreds of flaws. Even when firmware updates are loaded onto routers, which are opportunities to patch known security flaws, researchers say they often fail to fix known security errors.  Popular routers made by companies like Netgear, ASUS, and Linksys were found to contain many security flaws that are already know to exist according to a new study This means that even when customers are doing the right thing by downloading the latest firmware, their   'Even if the routers got recent updates, many of these known vulnerabilities were not fixed. What makes matters even worse is that exploit mitigation techniques are...
    Facebook and WhatsApp are suspending requests from Hong Kong officials to review user information after China imposed a law placing heavy regulations on the city’s use of the internet, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. WhatsApp is consulting with human rights experts to determine the impact Beijing’s National Security Law has on the company’s users, a company spokeswoman said of the decision, according to a Journal report. Facebook, which is the parent company of WhatsApp, and Twitter are doing the same thing, the report states. “We have grave concerns regarding both the developing process and the full intention of this law,” a Twitter spokesman told the Daily Caller News Foundation. He did not provide a reason for speaking anonymously, but Twitter’s press office often requests anonymity when speaking to journalists. The National Security Law reportedly creates a commission in Hong Kong to report rebellious acts, including secession and working with...
    HONG KONG (Reuters) - From blank post-it notes to coded slogans hidden in murals, Hong Kong activists are coming up with creative ways to skirt Beijing's new national security law. The anti-government protest movement that escalated in June last year spawned an explosion of public art and graffiti, some of it calling for independence for the Chinese-ruled territory or urging residents to "liberate" the financial hub. But the city's government said last week the popular slogan "Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times", daubed on walls and banners, amounted to a call for separatism or subversion - offences punishable with long jail terms under the new law. In response, one 50-year-old campaigner held up a blank sheet of paper at a small lunch-time protest on Monday. The point, he said was to highlight what he saw as censorship. And everyone already knew the slogans by heart, he added, so there...
    The Australian Government is facing calls to ban TikTok amid concerns the social media platform poses a national security threat and users' data may be being shared with China. The popular video app, owned by Chinese company Bytedance, is used by more than 1.6 million Australians. A federal MP has revealed plans to put TikTok before the Foreign Interference through Social Media senate inquiry over fears it is collecting data and storing the information on Chinese servers.   The Australian Government is facing calls to have TikTok banned amid concerns it is a national security threat that could be sharing users' data with the Chinese government (stock image)  The MP said TikTok has flown under the radar in Australia and should be taken seriously as an effort by the Chinese Communist Party (the flag pictured) to collect data The unnamed MP said TikTok has flown under the radar in...
    Coronavirus — With the arrival of the new normal, summer and holidays, the Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce of the Government of the Canary Islands, through Canary Islands Tourism, has wanted to reward the health workers who have been taking care of the citizens in the worst moments of the COVID-19 and thus give visibility to tourism in Spain. To do this, they have launched a promotional action through a raffle in which medical personnel can win a trip for two to the Canary Islands. In this case, there will be 30 lucky people who can win the prize. The Minister of Tourism, Yaiza Castilla, he declared: “with the reopening of the borders, it is time to generate a greater desire to come to the Canary Islands. And also, in a context in which security protocols are already being applied, we want it to be seen that they...
    In the midst of the pandemic that plagues many poor and conflict countries, Pope Francis today called for a “global and immediate” ceasefire to bring the humanitarian aid needed to the countries hardest hit by violence and the virus. urgently”. “The call for a global and immediate ceasefire that allows the peace and security necessary to provide the urgently needed humanitarian assistance is commendable,” said Francisco after his Angelus prayer at the Holy See. During his speech, he highlighted the unanimous decision of the United Nations Security Council to call for an immediate global truce in order to face the “devastating” consequences of the Covid-19 virus and highlighted countries that are going through a war, according to the agency. of DPA news. “May this Security Council resolution become a courageous first step towards a peaceful future,” asked the pontiff. In addition to the Security Council, more than 170...
    CHINA passed a new controversial security law for Hong Kong on Tuesday and it has prompted fresh democratic fears. The law came into effect at 11pm local time, an hour before the 23rd anniversary of the city's handover from Britain to China. 1The new law has created fears that Hong Kong will turn into a "secret police state"Credit: AFP or licensors What is the new national security law in Hong Kong? The exact wording was originally kept under wraps before it came into effect with only a few people seeing what it actually contained. The law will criminalise any act of subversion, terrorism or collusion with foreign forces. The heaviest penalty that can be imposed is life in jail, the editor in chief of the Global Times newspaper claimed after citing those who have seen the draft of the law. Under the law, damaging public transport can be considered terrorism...
    Secret Service Agents are becoming increasingly frazzled at the prospect of having to protect President Donald Trump at rallies and events across the country, out of growing fear at possible exposure to the coronavirus.  Both agents and their families have expressed these fears as various White House officials have tested positive for COVID-19, along with up to 25 Secret Service personnel. The Secret Service has to protect the president and the vice president, along with 39 members of their family and senior leaders of the administration, the Washington Post reports.   Both agents and their families have expressed these fears as various White House officials have tested positive for COVID-19 at various Trump administration events. Between six and fifteen advance agents and agents tested positive at the Tulsa rally Eight to 10 agents tested positive for the virus while setting up a visit for Pence in Phoenix, Arizona, postponing the...
    Flemish right-wing and far-right protesters light flares during a protest against the Marrakesh Migration Pact in Brussels, Belgium, on December 16, 2018. Shutterstock / Alexandros Michailidis Furthermore, both have been answered following many similar keys. Let’s see why. The concept of collective security The concept of collective security is related to organizations such as NATO, the CSDP (Common Security and Defense Policy), the South American Defense Council or the OCS (Shanghai Cooperation Organization). All of them share the mission of making effective and safeguarding collective security. This concept, central in the 20th century, was discussed by authors like Rousseau. It develops from the end of the First World War and is at the center of the development of the United Nations framework for action. Since its inception, attempts have been made to differentiate collective security from other close concepts such as common security and it has been defined...
    The UN warned that the coronavirus pandemic is also threatening peace and security worldwide The pandemic of coronavirus It is also threatening peace and security in the world, as the UN Secretary General warned this Thursday, António Guterres, in a high-level debate held in the Security Council. Collective security and our shared well-being are under assault, led by a relentless disease and abetted by global fragilities. Our challenge is to save lives today while strengthening the pillars of security for tomorrow.https: //t.co/FjrcJvtyeY – António Guterres (@antonioguterres) July 2, 2020 Before several foreign ministers gathered by videoconference, Guterres pointed out that the consequences of the COVID-19 in this area they can already be seen even in some countries “traditionally seen as stable”, but they are especially noticeable in those that are involved in or emerging from conflict. “In some countries, fragile peace processes could be derailed by the crisis, especially...
    China passed a new national security law on Tuesday, giving Beijing sweeping authority to crack down on alleged political crimes and suppress voices of the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement. In the first protest to take place after the vote, police in riot gear used tear gas and pepper spray to arrest more than 300 people. At least 10 protesters were arrested for waving flags and other materials that support the independence movement, CNN reported. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Hong Kong police in riot gear arrested at least 370 protesters on Wednesday after China passed a sweeping new national security act to crack down on political crimes and suppress voices of the pro-democracy movement. The new law was passed on Tuesday behind closed doors, and seeks to impose penalties on acts of secession, subversion from Chinese law, terrorism, and collusion with foreign forces. Critics fear it effectively...
    Coronavirus — Madrid City Council reopened this Wednesday a part of its nursery schools and kindergartens, although with a series of conditions due to the current health crisis. During the month of July, only students between zero and three years old whose parents prove that they cannot take care of them at home will be able to access them, and some of the security measures that will be common from September, such as bubble groups of maximum five children and daily temperature taking. The reopening of the kindergartens is the first step since, as of July 15, the camps will reopen for minors. For the return to normality, nurseries have forced parents to sign a commitment paper in which they release the educational center from any possible contagion, and have encouraged them to take your own security measures, such as measuring the child’s temperature every day before leaving home,...
    The Hong Kong government today began arresting people on the first day of the China-imposed National Security Law, and faced a first challenge immediately when Britain, the former colonial power in the territory, offered to grant visas to three million Hong Kong The brand new law began to be used just hours after it came into force, when at least nine people were arrested during the start of the massive pro-democratic protests that commemorated the 23rd anniversary of the UK’s return of the autonomous territory to China, the until then colonial power. Two of those detainees carried a flag and a sign proclaiming the independence of the former British colony – one of the central points of the rule, which prohibits secessionist activities – and were arrested after the soldiers issued multiple warnings that they violated the law. , according to a police statement on Twitter. On Facebook,...
    CHINA has chillingly vowed revenge on Britain over a move to allow three million Hong Kong citizens to flee the city to the UK. Beijing's embassy in London branded the offer a breach of international law while warning it will reserve the right to hit back. 8Riot Cops seen patrolling the streets of Hong Kong last night in the wake of the new Beijing clampdownCredit: AP:Associated Press 8Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab admitted there would be little the UK could do if China tried to stop those from Hong Kong leavingCredit: AFP or licensors In a statement, it said: "If the British side makes unilateral changes to the relevant practice, it will breach its own position and pledges as well as international law and basic norms governing international relations. "We firmly oppose this and reserve the right to take corresponding measures. "We urge the British side to view objectively and...
    Hong Kong (CNN)If Beijing thought a new national security law would guarantee a quiet birthday for Hong Kong, it was mistaken. As the city marked 23 years of Chinese rule Wednesday, and less than 24 hours under the new reality of the national security law -- which criminalizes secession, subversion, terrorism, and collusion with foreign forces -- thousands of people defied a police ban to take to the streets. While they were nowhere near the size of previous July 1 protests, there was disruption and disorder in at least four districts, tying up thousands of police officers and causing traffic chaos. Police said around 370 people were arrested Wednesday, including 10 people under the new national security law.In a statement, a Hong Kong government spokesman said that "some people possessed and waved flags and printed materials containing the words of 'Hong Kong independence,' and chanted slogans of 'Hong Kong independence'."...
    DL Hughley revealed that he infected multiple people with COVID-19 while recording an episode of his radio show. The 57-year-old comedian was diagnosed after fainting onstage in Nashville last month - but had taped his radio show just three days before the incident. In a new interview with TMZ he called himself 'a regular Typhoid Mary' who spread the disease to others including his son Kyle, 32. 'A regular Typhoid Mary': DL Hughley revealed that he infected multiple people with COVID-19 while recording an episode of his radio show As far as his own health is concerned he shared that 'I feel good. Matter of fact, I’m in my last days of quarantine. The COVID wasn’t what – you know, obviously I’d been dehydrated, obviously I’d been exhausted. So the COVID kinda just put everything in hyperdrive. But it was – I’m definitely going to have to work a little...
    Ethan Dearman shielded a dog named Freddie from the rain outside of a grocery store. @MelGracie_/Twitter A security guard for a grocery store in Scotland recently went viral after he used his umbrella to shield a dog from the rain. A Twitter user posted the photo, and it had over 150,000 likes at the time of writing. People are calling the security guard a "hero" who deserves "a pay raise." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Ethan Dearman didn't mind a little rain if it meant keeping a dog dry. Dearman, the security guard at a Morrisons grocery store in Giffnock, Scotland, was spotted sharing his umbrella with a dog who was left outside.  The dog, who was later identified as Freddie, was waiting outside for his owner to arrive.  A Twitter user caught the sweet interaction and shared the image online, where it quickly went viral,...
    A Malibu socialite has become embroiled in a bitter spat with her billionaire neighbor after she allegedly chopped down his hedge to boost the price of her $125 million mansion, DailyMail.com can reveal. Energy drink entrepreneur Diane Jenkins, a friend of Kim Kardashian West, ordered gardeners to 'trespass' on property belonging to her neighbor Jan Koum, the founder of WhatsApp, to tear down a boundary hedge that she claimed was obstructing her ocean view of Paradise Cove, court papers reveal. When Koum's security guard intervened and asked the gardeners to stop, Jenkins - the ex-wife of famed British financier Roger 'Big Dog' Jenkins, who was at one time ranked among the world's highest-paid bankers – engaged in aggressive, racially prejudiced 'Karen'-type behavior against the African-American man, the suit claims. She threatened to call the police on the black guard because he was 'in violation of the code', according to the...
    (CNN)The Department of Homeland Security announced a new task force Wednesday centered on protecting "American monuments, memorials and statues." "DHS is answering the President's call to use our law enforcement personnel across the country to protect our historic landmarks," said Chad Wolf, acting Secretary of Homeland Security, in a news release. The Protecting American Communities Task Force will coordinate the DHS response, which may include assessing any potential unrest or deploying personnel, according to the press release. DHS will also partner with the Department of Justice and the Department of the Interior to share information, according to the release. "As we approach the July 4th holiday, I have directed the deployment and pre-positioning of Rapid Deployment Teams across the country to respond to potential threats to facilities and property," Wolf said. "While the Department respects every American's right to protest peacefully, violence and civil unrest will not be tolerated."Earlier this...
    Hong Kong police today made their first arrests under a landmark new security law giving Beijing draconian powers to punish dissent in the city.  A man with a 'Hong Kong Independence' flag was the first to be arrested hours after the law came into force, and 23 years to the day since Britain returned the former colony to China - with the city's cherished freedoms now in doubt.  Police later made six more arrests under the new law - including a 15-year-old girl with another independence flag - while 180 people were detained on other charges after a new round of protests which led to authorities firing water cannon.    A Hong Kong riot police was stabbed on the left shoulder by a protester while trying to tackle another demonstrator during a rally against a new national security law on Wednesday Hong Kong police said the officer was wounded...
    LONDON (AP) — UK says China’s security law is ‘clear and serious’ violation of Sino-British Joint Declaration on Hong Kong. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Hong Kong (CNN)Forty days after the Chinese government said it would pass a national security law for Hong Kong, that legislation is now in force, with potentially massive ramifications for the city's political freedoms. It was drafted almost entirely in secret, via closed-door meetings in Beijing that even Hong Kong's leader, Carrie Lam, was not a part of. Even hours after its reported passage by China's National People's Congress Tuesday, all but a tiny handful of Hong Kongers still had no idea what the law contained. Promulgated in Hong Kong late Tuesday night, bypassing the local legislature, the law criminalizes "acts of secession, subversion of state power, terrorist activities, and collusion with foreign or external forces to endanger national security." While officials had earlier suggested penalties under the law would be softer than they are in China, the maximum sentence given for each of those four main crimes -- secession,...
    A logo of 5G is seen at a Huawei authorised experience store on May 29, 2020 in Beijing, China.Qin Luyao | VCG | Getty Images The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has officially designated Huawei and ZTE national security threats. That means that companies cannot use an $8.3 billion government subsidy program, known as the Universal Service Fund, to purchase, maintain or support any equipment or services from the two Chinese telecommunications giants. "With today's Orders, and based on the overwhelming weight of evidence, the (FCC's Public Safety and Homeland Security) Bureau has designated Huawei and ZTE as national security risks to America's communications networks—and to our 5G future," FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said in a statement.  The ruling formalizes a unanimous FCC vote in November in which the regulator declared both Chinese companies as national security risks. Huawei and ZTE did not respond to a request for comment when contacted by...
    The FCC wants to make it patently obvious that Huawei and ZTE are personas non grata in American telecom networks. The regulator has formally labeled Huawei and ZTE as “national security threats,” finally barring carriers from using their Universal Service Fund money to buy or maintain any products from the two Chinese companies. The move is partly symbolic when the US government’s blacklisting makes the hardware difficult to buy regardless, but it does further close a door that was very nearly shut. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said the order stemmed from an “overwhelming weight of evidence,” pointing to reportedly close ties to China’s government and their requirement to honor Chinese laws requiring they cooperate with spy services. There hasn’t been much in the way of technical evidence to support the claims, however. US officials have largely remained tight-lipped on what (if anything) Huawei and ZTE have done. Reports emerged in...
    The norm, feared as a threat to Hong Kong liberties, was approved according to local media by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (ANP, legislative). Since last month, Beijing had announced its intention to pass a security law against what it considers to be attempts to secede from subversive and terrorist movements. It is the response of the Chinese authorities to the sometimes violent protests for democracy in Hong Kong. When Chinese authorities announced their intention to pass the rule last month, critics expressed fear that it would mean “the end of Hong Kong.” Since then Washington had voiced strong opposition and began work on dismantling the special status that Hong Kong enjoys under the laws of the United States. In fact, US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross had announced on Monday that Hong Kong’s special treatment of China was suspended. “The risk of sensitive US technology being diverted...
    Coronavirus — The offices of the National Employment Institute (INEM) and the Public State Employment Service (SEPE) could return to activity in Madrid from next July 6. Although the date is not yet completely closed, since it depends on whether the offer received by the leaders of the main unions is successful. That day is when the second stage of the de-escalation planned by the Executive begins autonomic. Madrid politicians divided the new normality into two gradual phases: a first from June 21 to July 5; and a second, from July 6. For this reason, the General Directorate of the Public Employment Service He made this proposal to SEPE after the regional government approved the order of its Ministry of Health with measures in the field of public health and citizen security. More protection According to the Community of Madrid, the second phase “provides greater security to public workers...
    Sam RutherfordJust now•Filed to:FCC Bans Huawei and ZTEFCC Bans Huawei and ZTEtelecomssecurityHuaweiZTEcommunicationsFCCSavePhoto: Sam Rutherford After months of rumblings from the Trump administration claiming the use of Chinese networking equipment posed a risk to the U.S., today the Federal Communications Commission officially designated both Huawei and ZTE as threats to national security. In a statement released today, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said, “With today’s Orders, and based on the overwhelming weight of evidence, the Bureau has designated Huawei and ZTE as national security risks to America’s communications networks — and to our 5G future. Both companies have close ties to the Chinese Communist Party and China’s military apparatus, and both companies are broadly subject to Chinese law obligating them to cooperate with the country’s intelligence services.” The statement from Pai follows a public notice issued by the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau announcing that “it has released orders...
    The Federal Communications Commission designated Chinese telecom giants Huawei and ZTE as “national security threats” on Tuesday, banning the two Chinese Communist Party-linked companies from accessing U.S. government subsidies to build communication infrastructure. The FCC dubbed this “a major step in its ongoing efforts to protect U.S. communications networks from security risks” and noted that the FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau said Huawei and ZTE, along with their affiliates and subsidiaries, would now fall under the FCC’s November 2019 rule which bans the “purchase of equipment or services from companies posing a national security threat.” The FCC said that government subsidies from the FCC’s $8.3 billion annual Universal Service Fund “may no longer be used to purchase, obtain, maintain, improve, modify, or otherwise support any equipment or services produced or provided by” Huawei or ZTE. “With today’s Orders, and based on the overwhelming weight of evidence,...
    Russia and China will regret the expansion of Iran’s military arsenal if they allow an international arms embargo on the regime to expire later this year, according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. “Iran will be free to purchase new and advanced technologies for its proxies and partners throughout the Middle East, including Hamas, Hezbollah, and the Houthis,” Pompeo said during a virtual meeting of the United Nations Security Council. “Iran will hold a sword of Damocles over the economic stability of the Middle East, endangering nations like Russia and China that rely on stable energy prices.” His allusion to the volatility that Iran’s military modernization could bring was part of his argument for why Russia and China should back a U.S. effort to extend an arms embargo that is scheduled to expire in October, pursuant to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Russia and China are regarded as...
    Armed security inside Seattle's 'occupied' protest zone fired 300 rounds on the night they shot dead a black 16-year-old boy driving a Jeep, according to one eyewitness.  Volunteer medic Marty Jackson described the area as an 'active war zone' and said: 'I don't think we're gonna stop here.'  New footage from inside the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) zone shows the chaotic scenes and the bullet ridden vehicle in the immediate aftermath of the shoot out. Those inside CHOP say they started shooting at the Jeep only after two teens opened fire on them and drove into a barricade. Medic Jackson told KUOW it was CHOP's own armed security who fired at the car after it crashed into a barrier, killing the teen and critically wounding a 14-year-old boy in the early hours of a Monday morning.  Warning people not to come to the CHOP zone Jackson added: 'Because now it's like pretty much an active war zone....
    Rafael Nadal is not sure if he will play in the US Open 2020 | Clive Brunskill / . The current champion of the US Open, Rafael Nadal, is still not sure if he will participate in the 2020 edition of the tournament, which is scheduled to take place next September without fans in the stands. “If you ask me today I would tell you that I am not going to participate. Maybe in a couple of months the situation will be different, but it is time to look at the conditions in which New York will be at that time, since it has been one of the most affected in the world, “said the Spanish in a videoconference with the media. Rafael Nadal questions his participation in the US Open. # RafaelNadal l #USOpen l #Tenis https://t.co/hUqMO2PvUx – TUDN USA (@TUDNUSA) June 30, 2020 “It will be key...
    One of the leaders of Hong Kong's protest movement has stepped down from his post after China passed a new national security law targeting the territory. Joshua Wong, who was the secretary-general of a pro-democracy group called Demosisto, resigned early Tuesday, and the group will be disbanding. "I hereby declare withdrawing from Demosisto. ... If my voice will not be heard soon, I hope that the international community will continue to speak up for Hong Kong and step up concrete efforts to defend our last bit of freedom," Wong announced on Twitter. I hereby declare withdrawing from Demosisto...If my voice will not be heard soon, I hope that the international community will continue to speak up for Hong Kong and step up concrete efforts to defend our last bit of freedom. pic.twitter.com/BIGD5tgriF— Joshua Wong 黃之鋒
    Many Americans rely on Social Security for a majority of their retirement income, yet the future of the program is riddled with uncertainties. And right now, senior citizens are disproportionately affected by the health risks posed by COVID-19. And there are numerous ways to improve the lives of older Americans, said Max Richtman, president and chief executive officer of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare. Older Americans are facing many challenges, said Richtman. Like the rest of the country, older people are living through a global health crisis — but they are at a higher risk of complications from becoming infected with the coronavirus. They also suffer financially for other reasons, such as insufficient Social Security benefits, a lack of retirement savings to last them through their old age and potential federal spending cuts to programs that support their health, nutrition and safety, he said....
    China has passed a sweeping national security law that human rights activists are describing as a “weapon of repression to be used against government critics” in Hong Kong, as the Chinese Communist Party continues to tighten its grip on the region. Chinese President Xi Jinping signed into a law on Tuesday a bill banning acts of sedition, subversion, and terrorism, according to the South China Morning Post. The National People’s Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC), China’s top legislative body, reportedly passed the legislation in a 162-0 vote on Tuesday morning. Violation of the law carries a maximum sentence of life in prison. NPCSC Chairman Li Zhanshu said the law’s unanimous passage is a “reflection of the will of comrades in the whole of the nation including Hong Kong.” Joshua Rosenzweig, who heads the China team of the international human rights group Amnesty International, said the bill’s passage has sparked fear that...
    Moscow (AFP) – President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday urged Russians to take part in a nationwide vote on constitutional reforms to ensure “stability, security and prosperity”. In a televised address before the week-long ballot ends on Wednesday, Putin said Russians should vote for the country “we want to pass on to our children” but made no mention of a controversial amendment that would allow him to potentially stay in power until 2036. Russians began voting last week on the package of constitutional changes proposed by Putin, including a reset of presidential term limits that would allow him to run twice again after his current six-year term ends in 2024. Other amendments would strengthen presidential and parliamentary powers, enshrine traditional values including an effective ban on gay marriage and guarantee better minimum wages and pensions. “We are voting for the country in which we want to live, with modern education and...
    PRESIDENT Donald Trump's erratic behavior and worrying phone conversations with world leaders have made US officials believe he's a national security threat, a new report claims. One source told journalist Carl Bernstein Trump behaved in a "near-sadistic" manner toward German Chancellor Angela Merkel and former British Prime Minister Theresa May. 2 President Donald Trump's phone calls with world leaders have reportedly made multiple officials believe he's a national security threatCredit: EPA 2 A report published on Monday claimed that he spoke to German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a 'near-sadistic' mannerCredit: AFP Bernstein, who is best known for his reporting on the Watergate scandal in the 1970s, spoke to multiple people anonymously over four months for his damaging CNN report published on Monday. The White House didn't respond to CNN's request for comment before publication. The president's July 25 conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in which he asked Zelensky to investigate...
    Chinese President Xi Jinping signed an order enacting wide-reaching security legislation passed by China's legislature to affect Hong Kong. On Tuesday morning local time, the National People's Congress, dominated by the Chinese Communist Party, passed the security legislation after a year of pro-freedom protests in Hong Kong. The law is expected to go into effect later Tuesday night. The law, approved just one day before marking the anniversary of the United Kingdom's handover of Hong Kong to China, criminalizes acts of subversion, separatism, and collusion with foreign forces. It reportedly contains six articles and 66 clauses and was passed unanimously with 162 votes. The law doesn't include the death penalty, according to Bloomberg, Blueprints for the law were revealed on Saturday, and it would allow the Chinese Communist Party to override Hong Kong's independent legal system and establish a national security office. In reaction, U.K. Foreign...
    Yet another constitutional crisis appears to be on our hands: CNN is now reporting that based on “hundreds” of calls between Donald Trump and foreign leaders, multiple of Trump’s own senior officials came to the conclusion that “that the President himself posed a danger to the national security of the United States.” CNN cites White House and intelligence officials “intimately familiar” with the conversations, and reports former top Trump officials “including national security advisers H.R. McMaster and John Bolton, Defense Secretary James Mattis, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and White House chief of staff John Kelly” conclude “the President was often ‘delusional'” in his conversations with foreign leaders. That Trump regularly attacked former U.S. presidents on the calls is unsurprising, as is the news that Turkish strongman Recep Erdogan was one of Trump’s most frequent contacts. But Trump “seemed to continually conflate his own personal interests,” especially his reelection, “with the national...
    Former national security advisor John Bolton reportedly told administration officials that he personally briefed President Donald Trump on the alleged bounties Russia paid to Taliban-backed fighters to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan, the Associated Press reported Monday evening. The new information suggests senior White House officials were aware of the alleged bounties a year earlier than previously reported by the AP, the New York Times, and other outlets. Trump, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, and current national security advisor Robert O’Brien have all denied the reports. WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 22: US President Donald Trump speaks as National security advisor John Bolton listens during a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, in the Oval Office of the White House on May 22, 2018 in Washington DC. (Photo by Oliver Contreras-Pool/Getty Images) McEnany said that though low level intelligence officials were monitoring the information, the intelligence community had yet...
    HONG KONG—On Tuesday morning, Beijing’s top legislative body unanimously passed a secretive national security law that specifically applies to Hong Kong, a special autonomous region that until now has enjoyed freedoms that do not exist in most of China.“Local writers who were outspoken against the Chinese government are asking publications to take down their articles. ”The new law will go into effect as soon as Wednesday, and targets persons in Hong Kong involved in what the Chinese government calls “secession, subversion, terrorism, and collusion with foreign forces”—charges often slapped on Chinese nationals who express dissent publicly within mainland China. The secretive security law has Hongkongers spooked. The Chinese Communist Party’s effectiveness controlling its population on the mainland is in setting up situations where people self-censor, and already there are signs that’s happening here. Many signs. Some people have deleted their Twitter accounts. Others are wiping their Facebook and Instagram feeds of...
    Over the past nine months, little-noticed but important changes have taken place at the National Security Council (NSC) under President Trump’s leadership. The NSC has been restored to its historic and intended role and key reforms have resulted in an important series of national security accomplishments for the American people. The National Security Council was established in 1947 to “advise the president with respect to the integration of domestic, foreign, and military policies relating to the national security.” The word “advise” is important. While the principal members of the Council – the secretary of defense and the secretary of state, for instance, oversee executive branch departments that execute foreign policy – the NSC staff at the White House advises the president and coordinates policy. The National Security Council assists the president by ensuring that he receives the best views and options from the various departments and agencies on any given issue. The ultimate...
    CHINA today passed controversial new security laws for Hong Kong which campaigners say will turn the city into a "secret police state." The hardline legislation will spark the most radical changes to the former British colony since it was returned to China 23 years ago tomorrow. 10Police enter a shopping mall to disperse a peaceful rally in Hong Kong todayCredit: AFP or licensors 10China has today passed a sweeping national security legislation for the cityCredit: AFP or licensors The hardline laws - which reportedly could see dissidents jailed for life - were passed unanimously by the Chinese parliament. They follow increasing unrest on the island and the emergence of a blossoming pro-democracy movement. The UK, EU and UN have already said they fear the move will be used to stifle any public criticism of Beijing.  Though the exact wording of the law has been kept under wraps it is thought to...
    China’s enactment of a national security law for Hong Kong on Tuesday drew statements of deep concern and regret from abroad and a firm defense at home. The law has fueled a widening divide between China and the United States and some other countries over the future of Hong Kong, a semi-autonomous Chinese territory that Britain handed over to Beijing in 1997 under a “one country, two systems” framework. It criminalizes separatist activity, subversion, terrorist acts and foreign influence in Hong Kong affairs. ___ JAPAN: “It is regrettable that the national security law was enacted despite strong concerns shared among the international society and the people of Hong Kong,” Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said. ”It will undermine trust for the principle of ‘one country, two systems.’ ” UNITED KINGDOM: “We are deeply concerned by unconfirmed reports that Beijing has passed the national security law. This would be a...
    GENEVA (Reuters) - Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam told the main U.N. human rights forum on Tuesday that China's national security legislation for Hong Kong would fill a "gaping hole" and would not undermine its autonomy. Hours earlier, China's parliament passed national security legislation for Hong Kong, setting the stage for the most radical changes to the former British colony's way of life since it returned to Chinese rule 23 years ago. Lam, in a video message to the Human Rights Council in Geneva, said Hong Kong had been "traumatised by escalating violence fanned by external forces", adding: "No central government could turn a blind eye to such threats to sovereignty and national security." "The legislation aims to prevent, curb and punish acts of cessation, subversion of state power, terrorist activities ... These crimes will be clearly defined in the law. We will only target an extremely small minority of...