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Wikileaks 'reveals CIA hacking tools'

March 7th, 2017  |  Source: BBC.com

Wikileaks has published details of what it says are wide-ranging hacking tools used by the CIA.

The alleged cyber-weapons are said to include malware that targets Windows, Android, iOS, OSX and Linux computers as well as internet routers.

Some of the software is reported to have been developed in-house, but the UK's MI5 agency is said to have helped build a spyware attack for Samsung TVs.

A spokesman for the CIA would not confirm the details.


A cool welcome for Vancouver Trump Tower's grand opening

February 28th, 2017  |  Source: BBC.com

Vancouver's Trump International Hotel and Tower will be one of the first Trump-branded properties to open since the US president's inauguration.

Donald Trump Jr and Eric Trump will attend the grand opening of the hotel.

Two separate protest rallies are planned for the event.

The hotel and condominium tower developer has been under pressure for months to drop the Trump name from the project.


When a Study Cast Doubt on a Heart Pill, the Drug Company Turned to Tom Price

January 30th, 2017  |  Source: PS Magazine

After hearing from a company whose CEO was a campaign contributor, a congressional aide to Donald Trump’s Health and Human Services nominee repeatedly pushed a federal agency to remove a critical study from its website.


Retooled VOA set to be Trump-run US state media network

January 27th, 2017  |  Source: msnbc.com

Rachel Maddow reports on how a restructuring of the Voice Of American broadcast network means that Donald Trump has the unique opportunity to staff a state-run media operation broadcasting inside the United States. 

http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/retooled-voa-set-to-be-trump-ru...


Robert Reich explains how the GOP is playing Trump until they can dump him

January 23rd, 2017  |  Source: Raw Story

Writing on Facebook, former Labor Secretary Robert Reich relayed a conversation with a former GOP member of Congress who claims current members of the House are playing along with President Donald Trump for now but will dump him at the first possible moment.


CBO Predicts 18 Million Uninsured In First Year After Obamacare Repeal And Delay

January 17th, 2017  |  Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/obamacare-repe...

And that’s just the short-term effects.

The Congressional Budget Office just issued a report on the likely effects of a Republican effort to repeal Obamacare immediately but keep some elements of the coverage expansion in place for two years.


Trump Moves Closer To Gutting Elizabeth Warren’s Consumer Watchdog

January 13th, 2017  |  Source: HuffPo

So much for economic populism.

Big business and congressional Republicans salivate at the idea of gutting the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the brainchild of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). Now, President-elect Donald Trump is moving toward what they’ve long wanted: a weak agency that sides with financial predators over consumers.


Despair and Hope in Trump’s America

January 9th, 2017  |  Source: The Atlantic

Americans are optimistic about the communities they live in—but not their nation. Why?


Among Top Killers of Americans, Guns Are the Least Researched

January 4th, 2017  |  Source: PS Magazine

Quantifying the government’s reluctance to fund science studying guns.




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