Friday, October 23, 2020

Google is giving data to police based on search keywords

  He sits by himself

Thinks of her alone hurting

          And knows he’s indeed a shit.

Could Schrödinger’s cat exist in real life? Our research may soon provide the answer The Conversation

 James Randi, Magician and Paranormal Debunker, Dies at 92


“Like Barrett, my faith and my fertility have unfortunately been placed front and center in discussions of whether I am the right person for the job” — Jennifer Frey (South Carolina) on being a Catholic mother and successful professional

MakeUseOf: “The fascinating history of America is now more engaging and entertaining than ever before. Learn the best of American history through free YouTube channels, podcasts, and virtual museums…”

Asio chief says foreign spies trying to 'deceptively cultivate' Australian politicians at every level Mike Burgess tells committee more spies operate in country now than at height of cold war

 Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, October 10, 2020 – Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss, highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: Google is giving data to police based on search keywords; IRS under investigation for buying Americans’ smartphone location data; Why You Should Stop This ‘Hidden’ Location Tracking On Your iPhone; and Privacy of biometric data in DHS hands in doubt, inspector general says.

Nagorno-Karabakh and unrelenting, mounting US/EU pressure on the Kremlin Gilbert Doctorow

MOSCOW BLOG: Kremlin launches charm offensive ahead of looming Biden victory in US elections, end of the START missile treaty BNE Intellinews

Ramp up on Russia The Atlantic Council

Eyeing China, Australia joins ‘Quad’ drill with US, Japan, India Al Jazeera

A convicted drug trafficker and more than a dozen other gangland figures, including Tony Mokbel, could walk free after prosecutors conceded that Victoria Police corrupted a key jailhouse witness by paying him $10,000.

The Director of Public Prosecutions has acknowledged a “substantial miscarriage of justice” occurred as a result of the pay-off scheme allegedly run by former detectives at the Purana anti-gangland taskforce. 

Who runs Crown? Packer’s enablers

The latest revelation is that Crown is being formally investigated by AUSTRAC for breaches of money laundering regulations. But these are the tip of what is becoming a fairly substantial iceberg.

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