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  • COVID-19: Millions Face Severe Food Insecurity in Latin America, Caribbean
    by Staff on July 31, 2020 at 6:24 pm

    7/31/20 Hemispheric security Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments The socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean could potentially leave around 14 million vulnerable people in severe food insecurity this year, warranting urgent attention to save lives, according to projections by the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) (the figure has been calculated only for countries where WFP has a presence). read more

  • Time to Recognize Dr. Irfaan Ali as President of Guyana
    by Staff on July 31, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    7/31/20 EDITORIAL: Decision Time in Guyana Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments National elections were held on 2 March in the Republic of Guyana, in South America. This newspaper sent accredited international observers to the election. The results were clear - and not close. The incumbent President David Granger lost by nearly 6 percent. The opposition presidential candidate, Dr. Irfaan Ali, won. read more

  • “Ghostwriter” Influence Campaign: Fabricated Content Pushes Narratives Aligned With Russian Security Interests
    by Staff on July 31, 2020 at 11:44 am

    7/31/20 The Russian connection Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments FireEye says that Mandiant Threat Intelligence has tied together several information operations which FireEye assess with moderate confidence to comprise part of a broader influence campaign—ongoing since at least March 2017—aligned with Russian security interests. read more

  • What Is Russia's Vagner Paramilitary Group and What Was It Doing in Belarus ahead of Vote?
    by Guest Writer on July 31, 2020 at 11:42 am

    The Russian connection Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments When authorities in Belarus conducted a high-profile operation to detain some 33 suspected Russian mercenaries near Minsk on 29 July, officials were quick to connect the incident with the country’s August 9 presidential election. The BelTA state news agency said the men — and perhaps dozens more still at large — were in Belarus to “destabilize the situation in the country ahead of the election.” read more

  • Election Cyber Surge Initiative Launches
    by Staff on July 31, 2020 at 11:41 am

    7/31/20 Election security Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments On Friday, the Cyber Policy Initiative (CPI) at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy announced the launch of the Election Cyber Surge initiative to help address the urgent need to connect state and local election offices with volunteer technologists. read more

  • Research on Voting by Mail Says It’s Safe – from Fraud and Disease
    by Guest Writer on July 31, 2020 at 11:40 am

    7/31/20 Election security Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments As millions of Americans prepare to vote in November – and in many cases, primaries and state and local elections through the summer as well – lots of people are talking about voting by mail. read more

  • Trust in Data Privacy Increases During Pandemic
    by Staff on July 31, 2020 at 11:38 am

    7/31/20 Trust Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments COVID-19 has seen Australians become more trusting of organizations and governments when it comes to their personal data and privacy, according to new research. The Australian National University (ANU) study examined more than 3,200 Australians’ attitudes toward data privacy and security before and during the coronavirus pandemic, including the use of the COVIDSafe app.  read more

  • More Frequent Coastal Flooding Threatens 20 percent of global GDP
    by Staff on July 31, 2020 at 11:34 am

    7/31/20 Coastal challenges Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Coastal flooding across the world is set to rise by around 50 percent due to climate change in the next 80 years, endangering millions more people and trillions of dollars more of coastal infrastructure, new research shows. The research, published today in Nature’s Scientific Reports, shows the land area exposed to an extreme flood event will increase by more than 250,000 square kilometers globally, an increase of 48 percent or over 800,000 square kilometers. read more

  • Dismantle the Department of Homeland Security
    by Staff on July 31, 2020 at 11:33 am

    7/31/20 ARGUMENT: Deconstructing DHS Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Richard A. Clarke, who served on the National Security Council for Presidents George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush, minces no words in writing in the Washington Post that read more

  • DHS Intel. Report on Journalists | Unsolicited Seeds from China | Smallpox Anti-Vaxxer, and more
    by Staff on July 31, 2020 at 11:32 am

    7/31/20 Our picks Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  0 DHS Compiled “Intelligence Reports” on Journalists Who Published Leaked Documents (Shane Harris, Washington Post) read more

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