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Rest in Power :pleading_face::fist:t6:

“Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman dies aged 43”

Recap 8/28/2020

  1. Submarine could explore seas of huge Saturn moon Titan. The sub could be ready to launch in the 2030s, researchers said.

  2. DARPA awards contracts for advancing modeling and simulation capabilities. Current modeling and simulation capabilities can’t adequately process multi-domain kill webs.

  3. Facebook warns Apple’s iOS 14 could shave more than 50% from Audience Network revenue. Facebook had previously warned that iOS 14 could impact its advertising business, but the company’s blog post on Wednesday outlined just how specific that impact could be.

  4. Google simulates largest ever chemical system on a quantum computer. In the growing quest for applications of quantum computing, Google has shown how to simulate a chemical system with 54 qubits, the largest chemical simulation performed to date on a quantum computer. The team used a Variational Quantum Eigensolver (VQE) to simulate a chemical system employing the Hartree-Fock approximation.

  5. Nearly 40 missing children rescued during Georgia sex trafficking bust. For two weeks, U.S.Marshals Fugitive Hunters and other agencies scoured north and middle Georgia looking for missing and exploited children. In all, 26 endangered children were recovered and another 13 were found.

  6. Hurricane Laura caused fire and an ‘extremely dangerous’ chlorine gas leak at BioLab in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Louisiana State Police confirm there was a chlorine fire at BioLab which makes pool & spa chemicals. In Louisiana and Texas, the hurricane left more than 700,000 homes without electricity. Those who didn’t evacuate before Hurricane Laura should put their name in a plastic bag in a pocket, official says.

  7. Two people were killed in a plane crash in Pembroke Park, Florida. A small plane crashed Friday morning in Broward County, resulting in two fatalities.

  8. Two soldiers were killed and three were injured in a UH-60s Black Hawk helicopter crash on San Clemente Island in southern California. The helicopter belonged to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, also known as the Night Stalkers. A Defense Department said that the crash occurred on San Clemente Island, which is about 70 miles west of San Diego and controlled by the U.S. Navy. The island falls under the command of Naval Base Coronado. This crash is not in the database yet. According to journalists, the representative of the Ministry of Defense spoke on condition of anonymity. But in Russia they are shouting about it on all the Russian military channels.

  9. Central Valley Foster Farms plant has shut down amid uncontrolled COVID-19 outbreak with eight deaths. A total of 358 employees at the facility have tested positive and eight have died because of coronavirus.

  10. Germany: ‘Spark could lead to disaster’ in east Mediterranean. Turkey says Greece must give up its conditions before the two countries can restart a dialogue over disputed energy resources in the Mediterranean.

  11. Senator Rand Paul: “Just got attacked by an angry mob of over 100, one block away from the White House. Thank you to the DC Police Department for literally saving our lives from a crazed mob.”

  12. Air Force captain found guilty of assaulting three women at Arizona nightclub. “I’m not afraid to slap a bitch,” Scott told one woman.

  13. California sues Uber and Lyft for misclassifying workers. California sues Uber and Lyft for misclassifying workers - what could this mean for drivers during a pandemic and does it change drivers’ thoughts?

  14. The tragic end to a black-car driver’s campaign against Uber. Hopelessly outmatched by ride-sharing apps, Doug Schifter took his own life to publicize the plight of his fellow workers.

  15. Trump International Hotel Vancouver is permanently closed. Three and a half years after it first opened its doors, Trump International Hotel and Tower Vancouver has permanently shuttered its doors.

  16. Elon Musk confirms Tesla gigafactory was target of foiled cyberattack. Elon Musk confirmed Thursday that the Tesla Inc. gigafactory in Nevada was the target of a cyberattack that was thwarted by the FBI.

  17. Elon Musk’s SpaceX NASA contracts threatened over Tesla China ties. Congressional negotiators are considering whether NASA contracts awarded to Elon Musk’s SpaceX represent a potential national security risk due to Chinese financial support for the billionaire owner’s electric car company, Tesla. China’s penchant for intellectual property theft has created uncertainty even around federal government contracts awarded to American captains of industry such as Musk, a pioneer of private sector spaceflight and electric cars. “I’m concerned that companies in China could come into the U.S., make a sweetheart deal, take sensitive information, take proprietary technologies, and use it to enrich their own space program, their own national security efforts in China,” Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner, a Republican member of the Commerce Committee, told the Washington Examiner. Gardner, who also chairs the Foreign Relations subcommittee for East Asia, offered two amendments addressing that risk. The first would have the Government Accountability Office review NASA contractors for potential ties to China, while the second advises NASA leaders to “take into account” those ties when awarding contracts.

  18. Project 885M Yasen-M multipurpose nuclear submarines Voronezh and Vladivostok, laid down in July at Sevmash, will become the first carriers of the fundamentally new Kalibr-M cruise missiles with a flight range of over 4000 km. This was announced on Friday, August 28, by a source in the military-industrial complex on the sidelines of the Army-2020 exhibition to TASS. The source noted that the new “Caliber-M” will be able to deliver either a conventional high-explosive fragmentation warhead or a nuclear one. Project 885M submarines are equipped with the 3S14 universal shipborne firing system (USFS), which allows the entire family of Onyx and Caliber anti-ship missiles to be used. It is assumed that the USFS will also be adapted to launch the promising Zircon hypersonic missiles, the tests of which began this year.

  19. Scientists build army of 1 million microrobots that can fit inside a hypodermic needle. Scientists have been able to create an army of tiny, walking robots in a new breakthrough. The objects are the first microscopic robots that are made out of semiconductor components. That allows them to be controlled and forced to walk with standard electronic signals, allowing them to be integrated into more traditional circuits. The researchers behind the discovery now hope that they can be built into even more complex versions. That could allow for future robots to be able to be controlled by computer chips, produced en masse – and built in such a way that they could travel through human tissue and blood, acting like surgeons, the researchers say. “The authors’ robots, although not autonomous in their current form, can be seen as a platform to which ‘brains’ and a battery can be attached,” wrote scientists Allan M Brooks and Michael S Strano, who did not work in the study, in an article accompanying the announcement. The major breakthrough of the new research was the creation of tiny electrochemical actuators, which are then used to form the legs of the robots. Those legs are about 0.1mm in size, or about the width of the human hair. Despite their tiny scale, the robots can be operated when stimulated with lasers, allowing them to walk.

  20. Navalny was poisoned with poison from the Novichok family - the same with which GRU tried to kill the Bulgarian businessman Gebrev in Sofia and the Skripals in Salisbury, UK. Alexei Navalny’s attending physicians from the German clinic “Charite” contacted Bulgarian colleagues who were treating businessman Yemelyan Gebrev, who was poisoned in 2015 in Sofia. At the end of April 2015, Gebrev was hospitalized after passing out during a business dinner. The investigation found that the poisoners put nerve poison on the door handle of Gebrev’s car. Soon Gebrev fell into a coma. His son and one of the top managers of his company Emco also ended up in the hospital with symptoms of severe poisoning. A chemical weapons laboratory at the University of Helsinki was able to identify traces of two organophosphates, the presence of which indicates that the businessman was targeted with a nerve agent belonging to the Novichok family. The Insider, Bellingcat and Der Spiegel have identified the real and operational names of eight GRU officers involved in that operation. In January 2020, Bulgaria officially accused three Russians of poisoning a businessman and put them on international wanted list. Combat agents based on organophosphates (phosphoric acid esters) led to the appearance of nerve toxins Tabun (1936) and Zarin (1939). Since the 1970s, the Soviet military has developed increasingly potent organophosphate-based nerve agents as part of a secret program on assignment of Communist Party. Gebrev could be of interest to the GRU for two reasons:
    — his company supplied weapons to Georgia and Ukraine;
    — Russia wanted to get the arms factory that was owned by his company.

  21. New York Post: “Vladimir Putin will never help catch the poisoner — because it’s him. Forgive us for finding the international push for an investigation into the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny to be a bit… hopeless…. Britain and America have joined the European Union in calling for a full investigation. But that would require Moscow’s sincere assistance. And let’s be real: There’s no way on God’s green earth Putin will allow that.”

  22. Top secret Russian unit seeks to destabilize Europe, security officials say. Known as Unit 29155, the group is skilled in subversion, sabotage and assassination and has only recently become known to Western intelligence agencies.Intelligence services of at least four Western countries have discovered a secret GRU unit of the Russian General Staff, which is engaged in sabotage and murder in Europe. First came a destabilization campaign in Moldova, followed by the poisoning of an arms dealer in Bulgaria and then a thwarted coup in Montenegro. Next, there was an attempt to assassinate a former Russian spy in Britain using a nerve agent. Western security officials have now concluded that these operations, and potentially many others, are part of a coordinated and ongoing campaign to destabilize Europe, executed by an elite unit inside the Russian intelligence system skilled in subversion, sabotage and assassination. The group, known as Unit 29155, has operated for at least a decade, yet Western officials only recently discovered it. Intelligence officials in four Western countries say it is unclear how often the unit is mobilized and warn that it is impossible to know when and where its operatives will strike. The purpose of Unit 29155, which has not been previously reported, underscores the degree to which the Russian president, Vladimir V. Putin, is actively fighting the West with his brand of so-called hybrid warfare — a blend of propaganda, hacking attacks and disinformation — as well as open military confrontation. Hidden behind concrete walls at the headquarters of the 161st Special Purpose Specialist Training Center in eastern Moscow, the unit sits within the command hierarchy of the Russian military intelligence agency, widely known as the G.R.U. Officers from Unit 29155 travel to and from European countries. Some are decorated veterans of Russia’s bloodiest wars, including in Afghanistan, Chechnya and Ukraine. Its operations are so secret, according to assessments by Western intelligence services, that the unit’s existence is most likely unknown even to other G.R.U. operatives. A photograph taken in 2017 shows the unit’s commander, Maj. Gen. Andrei V. Averyanov. He is posing with Col. Anatoly V. Chepiga, one of two officers indicted in Britain over the poisoning of a former spy, Sergei V. Skripal. The poisoning of Mr. Skripal led to a geopolitical standoff, with more than 20 nations, including the United States, expelling 150 Russian diplomats in a show of solidarity with Britain. Exactly a year before the poisoning, three Unit 29155 operatives traveled to Britain, possibly for a practice run, two European officials said. Soon, officials established that two of these officers — the men using the names Fedotov and Pavlov — had been part of a team that attempted to poison the Bulgarian arms dealer Emilian Gebrev in 2015. Speaking to reporters in February at the Munich Security Conference, Alex Younger, the chief of MI6, Britain’s foreign intelligence service, spoke out against the growing Russian threat and hinted at coordination, without mentioning a specific unit. The Kremlin sees Russia as being at war with a Western liberal order that it views as an existential threat. In 2006, Mr. Putin signed a law legalizing targeted killings abroad, the same year a team of Russian assassins used a radioactive isotope to murder Aleksander V. Litvinenko, another former Russian spy, in London. Unit 29155 is not the only group authorized to carry out such operations, officials said.

A 2012 directive from the Russian Defense Ministry assigned bonuses to three units for “special achievements in military service.” One was Unit 29155. Another was Unit 74455, which was involved in the 2016 election interference. The third was Unit 99450, whose officers are believed to have been involved in the annexation of the Crimean Peninsula in 2014. A retired G.R.U. officer with knowledge of Unit 29155 said that it specialized in preparing for “diversionary” missions, “in groups or individually — bombings, murders, anything.” “They were serious guys who served there,” the retired officer said. “They were officers who worked undercover and as international agents.” “That kind of intelligence operation has become part of the psychological warfare,” said Eerik-Niiles Kross, a former intelligence chief in Estonia. “It’s not that they have become that much more aggressive. They want to be felt. It’s part of the game.”

  1. Sweden sounds the alarm over ‘heightened’ Baltic tensions. Stockholm looks to send strong signal to Russia over Moscow’s increased military activity. On Tuesday, Swedish television showed footage of the movement of military equipment on the island of Gotland. Defense Minister Ann Linde said the exercises are a signal to Russia, which often conducts military exercises in the Baltic Sea. The Scandinavian country has been cutting defense spending for decades, but it began to rise after the intensification of Russian aggression. The last time the Swedish Armed Forces were in the same degree of combat readiness was in 1991, when the Communist Party tried to seize power in the USSR again through an armed coup. Sweden emphasizes that the likelihood of an attack on the country is very low, but it is important to show that the country is ready to defend its sovereignty.

  2. At present, Russia claims that Northern Sea Route can correspond to the Russian maritime strategy and should be under Russian control.

  3. Russian submarine surfaces near Alaska during war exercise, US Northern Command tweeted. No comments from Russian Ministry of Defense yet. An RIA Novosti source in the Pacific Fleet said that this is the nuclear submarine ‘Omsk,’ participating in the exercise. The Russian Defense Ministry reported on Thursday that the Omsk nuclear submarine and the Varyag missile cruiser fired cruise missiles at a naval target in the Bering Sea. Omsk attacked the target by Granit anti-ship missile. NORAD is closely monitoring the Russian submarine that surfaced near Alaska today. “We closely track vessels of interest, including foreign military naval vessels, in our area of responsibility.” “We have not received any requests for assistance from the Russian Navy or other mariners in the area,” Northern Command spokesman Bill Lewis said from Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado. The Russian military exercise is taking place in international waters, well outside the U.S. territorial sea, he said. The presence of Russian military assets in the war games caused a stir for U.S. commercial fishing vessels in the Bering Sea on Wednesday, the U.S. Coast Guard said. “We were notified by multiple fishing vessels that were operating out the Bering Sea that they had come across these vessels and were concerned,” Coast Guard spokesman Kip Wadlow said earlier Thursday. The Coast Guard contacted the Alaskan Command at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, which confirmed the ships were there as part of a pre-planned Russian military exercise that was known to some U.S. military officials, Wadlow said. According to warning notices published by Russian and American agencies, the exercises are taking place on the Russian side of the maritime boundary and involve live missile drills.

  4. Omsk is a Project 949A ‘Antey’ class cruise missile submarine, more commonly known by its NATO reporting name, Oscar-II class. It is primarily armed with 24 P-700 ‘Granite’ (NATO designation SS-N-19 Shipwreck) anti-ship missiles. These have a range of nearly 400 miles and can travel at supersonic speeds. Their 1,653 lb warhead is much larger than on regular anti-ship missiles like the Harpoon and Exocet. It can also carry a 500 kiloton nuclear warhead.

  5. It was not by chance that the submarine Omsk surfaced off the coast of the Arctic. It was in Omsk that the plane with poisoned Navalny landed. On August 25, according to Russian Foreign Ministry, Bigan said that “if the version of Navalny’s poisoning as an oppositionist move is confirmed, Washington will take measures against which the reaction of American society to Russian interference in the US presidential elections in 2016 will fade.” On August 27, the Bureau of Industry and Security of the US Department of Commerce blacklisted Russian research institutes associated with the program for the development and testing of chemical and biological weapons. After that, on the same day, Putin openly stated that Russia had formed military reserve for invasion of Belarus (with all the ensuing consequences). Putin: “Alexander Grigorievich asked me to form a certain reserve of law enforcement officers. And I did it.” Of course, this statement was intended for the West, not Belarus. Navalny’s most recent pre-poisoning investigation focused on the link between Putin’s vaccine against Covid-19, created by Gamaleya Institute in conjunction with the laboratory that created Novichok. Navalny’s YouTube video “Doctor Putin’s Vaccine” was released on August 18. On August 20, Navalny was poisoned. Putin wants to be first in the world in creating a vaccine. Putin is outraged that the West and the United States prohibit him from killing those he wants to kill when and where he considers necessary. (For this purpose, a special unit of murderers “part 29155” is used for this purpose, whose killers operate in the West under diplomatic cover.) Putin believes the Arctic is Russia’s property. Overall: Putin cannot get Western leaders to respect him, so he wants to be feared. Like any dictator, he considers fear to be the main driving force on the planet. But at the same time, he is very afraid himself because the loss of power for him is tantamount to the loss of life.

  6. The Russian submarine that surfaced near Alaska repeated the Kursk maneuver. According to sources, the submarine could be showing “a little smoke in one of the compartments.” The second variant surfaced before preparing for a torpedo attack. Such a procedure for carrying out missile and torpedo firing at a combat training range or in the open sea in firing areas is provided for in the exercise plan.

  7. Meanwhile defense analyst Frank Bottema, who uses Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) to track maritime movements, has brought to light an unusual contact off Norway. A large vessel, closely matching the appearance of a Russian Typhoon Class submarine, can be seen in low-resolution satellite imagery. “The Russian Navy submarine off Alaska is likely to be the same one that fired a cruise missile. It may have surfaced because of an emergency. And it is not the only unusual Russian submarine movement which has caught analysts’ attention.” Russian submarine sets off alarm bells after surfacing near Alaska amid rash of posturing. Russia is holding the largest naval drills in the Pacific in recent memory as the U.S. Navy’s big RIMPAC wargames are underway.

  8. The Russian Navy’s Typhoon Class submarine is the undisputed king of submarine designs. Yet despite its fame, we don’t know if it can still unleash nuclear Armageddon. Specifically the vessel looks like the very large Russian Typhoon Class submarine. This is the largest submarine in the world and has a distinctive shape. Only one Typhoon remains in service, TK-208 Dmitry Donskoy. Dmitry Donskoy is now armed with the more modern RSM-56 Bulava missile that replaced the R-39M project. This has a range of around 5,000 miles and can rain down 6 or more MIRVs (multiple independently targetable reentry vehicles).

  9. U.S. Navy’s most advanced attack submarine surfaced outside Tromsø. The USS Seawolf conducted a brief stop in the fjord near Tromsø on August 21 for personnel change before sailing out to waters inside the Arctic Circle. It will have sailed close to where the U.S. Navy submarine USS Seawolf cropped up this week. It is no secret that U.S navy submarines are patrolling the waters where Russia’s submarine fleet based on the Kola Peninsula sails out to the Barents Sea and Norwegian Sea. But it is not frequently announced which submarines are in the area and when they surface. USS Seawolf is based at Bangor naval base on the west coast of the United States and normally sails the Pacific. But on Friday the nuclear-powered submarine suddenly came to surface outside Tromsø in northern Norway. The USS Seawolf was designed in the late Cold War days to dive deeper than others and aimed at counter ballistic missile subs sailing out from the Kola Peninsula. The submarine is armed with eight torpedo tubes and can hold up to 50 weapons in its torpedo room, including the Tomahawk cruise missile. Simultaneously as the fast attack submarine surfaced near Tromsø, six U.S. B-52 long-ranged bombers came south from the Arctic in the airspace outside Tromsø en route from North Dakota to England. Norwegian F-16s from Bodø airbase were flying in formation with the huge American bombers across the Norwegian Sea.

  10. Russian research vessel Yantar is off the coast of Latvia, heading towards Baltiysk (Kaliningrad). Yantar is a special reconnaissance ship built for the Russian Navy. The vessel has been operated by the Navy’s Main Directorate for Underwater Research (GUGI) since 2015 and is reportedly a spy ship. Ship’s home port is Severomorsk, where it’s part of the Northern Fleet.

  11. U.S. bombers and allied aircraft integrate to fly over all 30 NATO nations in a day. NORAD said that the F-22 fighters, supported by KC-135 refuellers, intercepted three groups of two Russian Tu-142 patrol aircraft that entered the air defense zone of Alaska. F-16 fighters of the Turkish Air Force were raised to intercept 6 F-16 fighters of the Greek Air Force, taken off from Crete in the direction of South Cyprus. The Japanese Air Force intercepted in the Sea of Japan two Il-38 anti-submarine aircraft of Russian Aerospace Forces, which took off from Nikolaevka airbase. US Air Force reconnaissance aircraft RC-135W Rivet Joint and P-8A Poseidon were spotted off the Black Sea coast. At the same time, strategic bomber B-52H Stratofortress was operating in the Crimea region. Refueling was carried out by Turkish KC-135, which circled over its territory. Surveillance was conducted by Bombardier Sentinel R1 RAF. Russian Su-27 fighters flew to escort the US Air Force B-52H Stratofortress strategic bomber over the Black Sea, the Russian Defense Ministry reported. Ministry of Defense of Latvia announced the appearance of two long-range anti-submarine Tu-142 aircraft of the Russian Navy, accompanied by a pair of Su-27 fighters, over the waters of the Baltic Sea, near the Latvian borders.

  12. According to Greek media reports, the Turkish air defense systems did not have time to track the passage of 10 F-16 fighters of the Greek Air Force, which at low altitude entered the area of the Eunomia exercises near Cyprus and connected with two Greek F-16s and two Dassault Rafale fighters of the French Air Force. Turkey nevertheless raised its F-16s to intercept, but it was too late.

  13. Shinzo Abe, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, resigns because of illness. Abe has been prime minister for nearly eight consecutive years, a significant feat in a country accustomed to high turnover in the top job. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s health status remains “unchanged,” top government spokesman Yoshihide Suga says. Abe suffers from a chronic inflammatory bowel disease and had to previously step down as prime minister in 2007 following a flare up. Ex-Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida voices eagerness to be Abe’s successor.

  14. Like Moscow, Beijing, oddly enough, also bets on Trump - despite Trump’s outwardly “aggressive” rhetoric towards China. In the Chinese city of Yiwu, the largest small wholesale market in the world is located. Sales statistics allow for the analysis of big data to make forecasts in a wide variety of areas. On the eve of the 2016 presidential election, Chinese manufacturers received far more orders for symbolics with Trump than with Hillary Clinton. And although political scientists and sociologists almost all unambiguously predicted Hillary’s victory, the Yiwu index was betting on Trump. The Yiwu Index now shows that Trump is likely to win again, as Biden’s lead in branding orders in May has been reversed with the growing demand for Trump caps and other paraphernalia.

  15. A civil war has erupted at Sandia Labs. A dissident electrical engineer named Casey Peterson emailed all 16,000 employees denouncing critical race theory in the lab, hoping to spark a rebellion against Sandia executives. On Tuesday, Peterson made a YouTube video “pushing back back on the narrative of modern systemic racism and white privilege.” The video quickly hit 10,000 views within the labs and dozens of Sandia employees contacted Peterson to express support. Within hours, Sandia executives dispatched a counterintelligence team to lock Peterson out of the network and scrub his communications from internal servers—which, via the Streisand Effect, made the video even more viral and sparked widespread unrest against Sandia executives. By the afternoon, executives were panicking about the brewing rebellion, placed Peterson on paid administrative leave, and established a “security review board” to “evaluate whether [his] actions have comprised or posed a threat to Sandia computing and security systems.” Peterson—who took a stand at grave risk to his career—says he is speaking on behalf of all of Sandia employees who are “scared to speak out” because of the lab’s repressive culture. “If I get fired because of this,” Peterson says, “the fight does not end, it only intensifies.” This is the first explicit rebellion against critical race theory in the federal government—and the coalition is growing. “We need to completely rip [critical race theory] out of Sandia root and stem,” Peterson says. “It is cancer and we need to get it out of the labs right now.” Sandia executives have made it clear: they want to force critical race theory, race-segregated trainings, and white male reeducation camps on their employees—and all dissent will be severely punished. Progressive employees will be rewarded; conservative employees will be purged. Sandia Labs is a federally-funded research agency and designs America’s nuclear weapons. Senators Hawley and Brouillette have launched an inspector general investigation, but Sandia executives have only accelerated their purge against conservatives. Sandia executives face a decision-point: they can back down and Peterson’s rebellion will notch an internal victory; or they can fire him and Peterson will become further evidence of Sandia’s corrupt and repressive culture. In a sense, Peterson cannot lose. According to multiple sources, the executives who have pushed the most toxic elements of critical race theory and race-segregated trainings are James Peerey, Dori Ellis, David White (he/him), and Mark Sellers. They must be investigated by the Inspector General.

  16. Bill Binney, NSA whistleblower, was censored on Reddit/IAMA so he did his IAMA on the Conspiracy Subreddit. Key takeaways to think about based on Binney’s responses:

-Binney’s initial censorship by Reddit, his response, and how we see again that getting louder/not caving serves to counter the censorship (and how does the strategy behind this response compare with what is happening at Sandia with Casey Peterson)

-Reddit’s renege on the initial censorship to save face once it was heavily publicized (also comparable to Sandia corporate’s current no-win dilemma - no matter which action they choose to take, it’s terrible optics)

-No MSM coverage provided when Russian hack was disproven in court

-Data collection ethics and legality vs. potential for protection against bad actors, pros and cons

-If the data is already collected and the party line is to use it to come up against bad actors but it cannot be used as such legally (which is why the agencies, according to Binney, have been relying upon parallel construction illegally in order to make cases), what is the actual purpose of the data collection (i.e. blackmail collection, insurance, influence, complicit action or negligent inaction, an ongoing real time record/database of as wide a swath of humanity’s behavioral data as possible to construct/perfect predictive algorithms based on this, etc.)

-The impact of becoming an integrated part of the IoT oneself (even more of a “cyborg,” as Musk would say, than you already are), pros and cons

-Hacking vs. leaking and why the distinction is crucial to this case

-Russian signatures not present in Wikileaks (Podesta) copies of the emails but falsely inserted into Guccifer 2.0 copies of those same batches of emails

-The impact of the Vault 7 disclosure on how we think about/handle personal cybersecurity and/or opsec in a changing landscape

-What does cybersecurity/opsec look like with rampant IoT-based spying and the increasing potential for IoT hacks by bad actors and how does encryption work to help prevent this

-How does becoming a part of the IoT and the potential for health data collection therein run counter to current HIPAA laws

-Is Binney’s concern for the potential for human puppeteering cause for alarm, why or why not

-How will we be impacted by deepfake technology when our images have already been collected with facial recognition applied

-How does a changing political landscape affect the intended vs applied usage of collected data

-Compare and contrast the worldwide Five Eyes collection of human behavioral data with the plot of Westworld

-How does the example/outcome of what happened to Binney, Flynn, Manning, and Snowden deter whistleblowing/internal reporting of ethical quandaries or potential wrongdoing for investigative review

-How might the government handle this better internally in order to create better pathways for review that do not cause employees and contractors to feel the need to take sensitive or confidential information public thereby endangering national security

-What policies could be put in place that would make potential whistleblowers more likely to keep their concerns internal

  1. Military claimed otherwise and said it was not a drill…

that’s how you get shot

New GOP Ad

Gees!.. didn’t see that one coming. Bonus 2020 :cry:

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