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  • U.S. Accuses Foreign Actors of Inflaming Tensions over Floyd Killing
    by Guest Writer on June 5, 2020 at 11:46 am

    6/5/20 Influence operations Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments U.S. adversaries are starting to weaponize protests that have gripped parts of the country “to sow divisiveness and discord,” according to top law enforcement officials who refused to share additional details. The protests over the killing of George Floyd, an African American man who died in police custody after a white police officer held him down and pressed a knee against his neck, have caught the world’s attention, getting considerable media coverage in Russia, China and Iran. read more

  • German, Swedish, Finnish Neo-Nazis Receive Military Training at Russian Camps
    by Staff on June 5, 2020 at 11:44 am

    6/5/20 Extremism Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Far-right extremists in Germany are participating in paramilitary training at a special camp near city of St. Petersburg in Russia, German magazine Focus reported Friday. Members of the youth wing of two far-right German parties — the National Democratic Party (NPD) and the minor smaller The Third Way — have completed the training, the magazine cited German intelligence sources as saying. read more

  • The Future Bioweapons Threat: Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic
    by Guest Writer on June 5, 2020 at 11:43 am

    6/5/20 Bioweapons Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments On May 28th, the Council on Strategic Risks hosted a timely webinar to discuss “The Future Bioweapons Threat: Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic.” This webinar brought together a diverse panel of experts areas from weapons of mass destruction (WMD), film and media, biotechnology and data science, and public heath to discuss how the pandemic highlights existing gaps in addressing natural and potentially man-made biological threats; and understanding the obstacles and potential solutions to address future man-made and natural biological threats. read more

  • During Global Crises, Strategic Redundancy Can Prevent Collapse of Supply Chains
    by Staff on June 5, 2020 at 11:40 am

    6/5/20 Supply chains Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments When the novel coronavirus began spreading during the early months of 2020, it put kinks in multinational production chains — first in China and then around the globe. But it didn’t have to happen that way, according to Francisco Polidoro, associate management professor at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. read more

  • The Importance of Building Trust in Contact Tracing Apps
    by Staff on June 5, 2020 at 11:40 am

    6/5/20 Trust Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments “While nations around the world are working at pace to develop and deploy new digital technologies, they also need to address the issue of public trust and how that too can be built at speed,” Massey University’s Professor Anna Brown says. read more

  • Cybercriminals Are Now Targeting Critical Electricity Infrastructure
    by Guest Writer on June 5, 2020 at 11:38 am

    6/5 Critical infrastructure Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Amid the constant stream of news on the coronavirus pandemic, one event passed relatively unnoticed. On the afternoon of May 14, a company named Elexon was hacked. You probably haven’t heard of it, but Elexon plays a key role in the UK’s electricity market, and though the attack did not affect the electricity supply itself, as an academic who researches cybersecurity in the electricity system, I am worried. read more

  • Slime Scene: Unusual Forensic Investigation Technique Put to the Test
    by Staff on June 5, 2020 at 11:36 am

    6/5/20 Forensics Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Could household slime become a tool to help solve crimes? That’s the question U of T Mississauga forensic science graduate Leanne Byrne (H. BSc, 2020) sought to answer in a recent study that tested a popular children’s “slime” recipe as a technique to enhance the appearance of hard-to-see fingerprints in forensic investigations. read more

  • Invoking “Terrorism” Against Police Protestors
    by Staff on June 5, 2020 at 11:33 am

    6/5/20 Perspective Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments On Sunday, President Donald Trump tweeted, “The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization.”  Attorney General William Barr followed the tweet with a statement committing to use the dozens of regional FBI-led Joint Terrorism Task Forces (JTTFs) against “violent radical elements,” which he < read more

  • Department of Homeland Security Law Enforcement Agencies Require Expanded Oversight
    by Staff on June 5, 2020 at 11:33 am

    6/5/20 Perspective Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Hundreds of Department of Homeland Security officers have been called up to serve along with other federal law enforcement officers and the National Guard to provide security within the District of Columbia. The presence of the U.S. Secret Service and Federal Protective Service—both Homeland Security agencies—is routine at the White House and other federal facilities. Carrie Cordero writes in Lawfare that less common, however, is the use of U.S. read more

  • How Police Became Paramilitaries | Trouble for November Election | Feds & Protests, and more
    by Staff on June 5, 2020 at 11:30 am

    6/5/20 Our picks Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  0 Here’s What Deployed Federal Agencies Say They Are Doing During Protests (Eric Katz, Government Executive) Federal personnel are deployed across the country to support local police and investigate “agitators” who have “hijacked” the police brutality protests. read more

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