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The Covert Reach of NSO Group

April 29, 2020 2:06 pm By

At face value, Circles Bulgaria, a hacking/surveillance firm under the control of the infamous Israeli spyware company NSO Group, and FloLive, a cloud-based internet connectivity and cybersecurity company in London look to be two entirely different operations. However, under a dizzying web of shell companies spanning numerous countries as well […]

Coronavirus response: Coercing states to reopen too soon

April 24, 2020 10:10 am By

The lost months The WHO was prepared Contradicting Trump’s recent criticism of the World Health Organization (WHO) – saying they “minimized the threat” and “could have called it months earlier” – the Washington Post reported that Americans working with WHO provided real-time information about the virus when it first emerged last year: More than […]

Save SNAP from Trump’s Proposed Cuts

April 21, 2020 9:00 am By

New guidelines proposed by the Trump administration require all Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, recipients who are aged 18 to 49, able bodied, and without dependents to work a minimum 20 hours a week in order to maintain consistent access to the programs benefits. If work requirements aren’t met, […]

Coronavirus response: States team up to oppose Trump’s “total” authority

April 18, 2020 3:28 pm By

Propaganda in the White House Last weekend, the New York Times published an article summarizing the many warnings the Trump administration – including Trump himself – received about the pandemic currently ravaging the nation. Some points were previously reported, some events are newly-revealed. The entire article is worth reading. “The @nytimes […]

Forensic News roundup: A little pandemic won’t get in the way of a far-right agenda

April 13, 2020 6:55 am By

War on IGs continues On Tuesday, President Trump removed acting-Dept. of Defense Inspector General Glenn Fine from his role leading the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC). Fine was chosen to head the committee by a panel of his fellow inspectors general, who judged him “uniquely qualified” for the job “given his more than 15 […]

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