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New Orleans declares state of emergency following ransomware attack

  • New Orleans declared a state of emergency and shut down its computers after a cyber security event, the latest in a string of city and state governments to be attacked by hackers.
  • By 8 a.m., there was an uptick in that activity, which included evidence of phishing attempts and ransomware, Kim LaGrue, the city’s head of IT said in a press conference.
  • While ransomware was detected there are no requests made to the city of New Orleans at this time, but that is very much a part of our investigation, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell said during a press conference.
  • Louisiana state government was attacked in November, prompting officials to deactivate government websites and other digital services and causing the governor to declare a state of emergency.
  • New Orleans, it appears was somewhat prepared, which officials said was the result of training and its ability to operate without internet.

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Al Jazeera is feuding with Facebook over a plan to label some outlets 'state controlled'

  • According to the language used in the announcement, Facebook's initiative defines these organizations as those which are "wholly or partially under the editorial control of their government." Al Jazeera Media Network — along with other news organizations like Russia Today — is facing the possibility of this label.
  • The social network says media companies that fall into this category need to be held to a higher standard of transparency as "they combine the opinion-making influence of a media organization with the strategic backing of a state." But the companies feel they've received no transparency from Facebook as it builds out this list of state-controlled media organizations.
  • A late-November letter from AJMN to Facebook outlines how detrimental the network feels this label would be to its reputation as a news source.

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Al Jazeera is feuding with Facebook over a plan to label some outlets 'state controlled' - Business Insider

  • According to the language used in the announcement, Facebook's initiative defines these organizations as those which are "wholly or partially under the editorial control of their government." Al Jazeera Media Network — along with other news organizations like Russia Today — is facing the possibility of this label.
  • The social network says media companies that fall into this category need to be held to a higher standard of transparency as "they combine the opinion-making influence of a media organization with the strategic backing of a state." But the companies feel they've received no transparency from Facebook as it builds out this list of state-controlled media organizations.
  • A late-November letter from AJMN to Facebook outlines how detrimental the network feels this label would be to its reputation as a news source.

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Al Jazeera is feuding with Facebook over a plan to label some outlets 'state controlled' - Business Insider

  • According to the language used in the announcement, Facebook's initiative defines these organizations as those which are "wholly or partially under the editorial control of their government." Al Jazeera Media Network — along with other news organizations like Russia Today — is facing the possibility of this label.
  • The social network says media companies that fall into this category need to be held to a higher standard of transparency as "they combine the opinion-making influence of a media organization with the strategic backing of a state." But the companies feel they've received no transparency from Facebook as it builds out this list of state-controlled media organizations.
  • A late-November letter from AJMN to Facebook outlines how detrimental the network feels this label would be to its reputation as a news source.

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119 stories that gripped the world in the 2010s - Business Insider

  • Just days later, the group was taken to Vienna, Austria, where they were turned over to Russian authorities in exchange for four Russian nationals accused of being double agents, The Guardian reported at the time.
  • Assange denied the allegation and said the extradition order was just a way to get him to Sweden so that he could be extradited to the US for his role in publishing information embarrassing to the American government, according to The New York Times.
  • French accident investigators later released a report pinning blame for the crash on the co-pilot, saying he deliberately caused the plane to descend and was dealing with mental health issues, according to the BBC.
  • Matt was later killed in a shootout with police, while Sweat was shot and survived, according to CNN.

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119 stories that gripped the world in the 2010s - Business Insider

  • Just days later, the group was taken to Vienna, Austria, where they were turned over to Russian authorities in exchange for four Russian nationals accused of being double agents, The Guardian reported at the time.
  • Assange denied the allegation and said the extradition order was just a way to get him to Sweden so that he could be extradited to the US for his role in publishing information embarrassing to the American government, according to The New York Times.
  • French accident investigators later released a report pinning blame for the crash on the co-pilot, saying he deliberately caused the plane to descend and was dealing with mental health issues, according to the BBC.
  • Matt was later killed in a shootout with police, while Sweat was shot and survived, according to CNN.

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119 stories that gripped the world in the 2010s

  • Just days later, the group was taken to Vienna, Austria, where they were turned over to Russian authorities in exchange for four Russian nationals accused of being double agents, The Guardian reported at the time.
  • Assange denied the allegation and said the extradition order was just a way to get him to Sweden so that he could be extradited to the US for his role in publishing information embarrassing to the American government, according to The New York Times.
  • French accident investigators later released a report pinning blame for the crash on the co-pilot, saying he deliberately caused the plane to descend and was dealing with mental health issues, according to the BBC.
  • Matt was later killed in a shootout with police, while Sweat was shot and survived, according to CNN.

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In Hindu-nationalist India, Muslims risk being branded infiltrators in their own country

  • New Delhi (CNN) - Fears are growing among India's 200 million Muslims that they could soon be classified as illegal immigrants under new, far-reaching government proposals.
  • Earlier this year, authorities released an updated count of Indian nationals in the northeastern state of Assam, home to more than 30 million people.
  • The Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), which was passed by the country's Parliament, allows any legal or illegal immigrant of Hindu, Sikh, Jain, Buddhist, Christian or Parsi faith, who came into India from Pakistan, Bangladesh or Afghanistan before 31 December 2014, to become Indian citizens.
  • Of the 1.9 million people in Assam whose citizenship is in doubt, everyone except Muslims can now be treated as Indian citizens.
  • For many months now, the 200 million or so Muslims across India have quietly been preparing for the NRC, putting together their documents to show they've been living in the country for generations.

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These cannabis hopefuls bled money waiting for Ontario to change its tune on retail

  • Chris James has spent more than a year waiting for Thursday’s announcement from the Ontario government — that the province was at long last ready to move towards an open allocation licensing system for cannabis retail stores starting January 2020.
  • Small business owners like James began securing long-term leases and shoring up investment dollars to enter the legal cannabis retail market last November, when the Ford government announced it would scrap the previous Liberal government’s model of 200 retail outlets owned and operated by the provincially-run Ontario Cannabis Store, in favour of an open market system that prioritized independent businesses.
  • Sasha Soeterik, who runs Bellwoods Coffee and Gelato in downtown Toronto, said she has spent almost $120,000 over the past year paying into a five-year commercial lease while waiting on the Ontario government to open up the market.

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The US Army's oldest regiment spent at least $26,000 partying at Trump's luxury DC hotel

  • The US Army ceremonial regiment that escorts the president spent at least $26,000 at President Donald Trump's Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC, for its formal winter ball.
  • Like most other regiments across the forces, the Old Guard occasionally holds formal events to celebrate its service members.
  • The regiment's winter ball on Feb. 7, 2019, was held at Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC, at a cost of at least $26,000, 1100 Pennsylvania and Citizens for Responsible Ethics in Washington reported.
  • The contract, which 1100 Pennsylvania and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) both obtained through Freedom of Information Act requests, shows most dollar amounts included in the contract, as well as personal information of hotel employees and Old Guard members, have been redacted, making it difficult to know how much was spent on the night out.

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