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Representatives propose bill limiting Presidential internet 'kill switch'

  • While this was likely intended more for making sure official phone calls could get through in a national emergency, it’s possible that today it could be used as a measure to tamp down on protests and civil unrest, as we’ve seen in authoritarian regimes around the world.
  • The Preventing Unwarranted Communications Shutdowns Act, from Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-VA), doesn’t remove this ability, but adds several layers of accountability to it.
  • In the first place, the bill would limit Section 706 use to when there is an “imminent and specific threat to human life or national security.” This prevents it from being put into play when there is a more general “threat” such as a major protest that might be too much for local police to handle.
  • The bill would also require the president to inform the top layer of government officials, including opposition leaders, of any shutdown.

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Covid-19 Vaccines to Be Stored Secretly Under Tight Security

  • Health authorities, hospitals and pharmaceutical companies are storing Covid-19 vaccines in secure, undisclosed locations and taking other steps to protect the shots against a looming threat: theft.
  • As the leading vaccine candidates advance closer to use, vaccine makers such as Pfizer Inc. are deploying GPS software for tracking distribution and plotting fake shipments in dummy trucks to confuse criminals.
  • Glassmaker Corning Inc. is equipping vials with black-light verification to curb counterfeiting.
  • And some hospitals expected...

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Covid-19 Vaccines to Be Stored Secretly Under Tight Security

  • Health authorities, hospitals and pharmaceutical companies are storing Covid-19 vaccines in secure, undisclosed locations and taking other steps to protect the shots against a looming threat: theft.
  • As the leading vaccine candidates advance closer to use, vaccine makers such as Pfizer Inc. are deploying GPS software for tracking distribution and plotting fake shipments in dummy trucks to confuse criminals.
  • Glassmaker Corning Inc. is equipping vials with black-light verification to curb counterfeiting.
  • And some hospitals expected...

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India is facing a double health threat this winter: pollution and the pandemic

  • Stubble burning, the practice of intentionally setting fire to cultivated fields to prepare the land for its next crop, is one of the chief drivers of India's so-called annual pollution season, which begins each winter.
  • It is especially bad in cities like the capital New Delhi, where smog from the burning crop fields, vehicular emissions, power plants, construction sites, and smoke from Diwali firecrackers combine to create a toxic cloud that lingers until spring.
  • Experts and politicians now worry that the arrival of pollution season could pose a double threat, putting people at higher risk of severe infection, while increasing the strain on public health services.
  • But India's public health infrastructure, already fragile and strained, might not be able to handle the weight of two severe respiratory threats, especially in populous cities like Delhi and Mumbai.

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Security testing firm NSS Labs ceases operations, citing coronavirus

  • Security testing company NSS Labs “ceased operations” last week, the company said in a notice on its website, citing impacts related to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
  • The Austin, Texas-based company was quietly acquired by private equity firm Consecutive last October.
  • But last week, the company was reportedly preparing for layoffs, according to Dark Reading, which first reported news of the company’s shuttering.
  • Former employees told TechCrunch that they had been laid off as a result of the company’s closure.
  • NSS Labs, founded in 2007, was one of the most well-known product security testing companies, allowing customers to use real threat data to stress-test their products and discover potential vulnerabilities and security issues.
  • Spokespeople for NSS Labs and Consecutive did not immediately return requests for comment.

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IBM Expands Cloud Pak for Security's Threat Management

  • IBM this week introduced some major new features to its Cloud Pak for Security platform designed to broaden security protection and streamline response efforts across the threat lifecycle.
  • The updated version of the platform, available now, expands the platform to include all pillars of threat management, including detection, investigation and response, and connects those capabilities via artificial intelligence and automation workflows to streamline response efforts across the threat lifecycle, according to IBM Security Vice President Aarti Borkar.
  • The first is a set of new data security integrations designed to bring data security directly into the platform’s threat management and security response workflows.
  • She said the company intends to continue to add capabilities to Cloud Pak for Security by connecting additional data sources and toolsets from IBM and others, while exploring new ways that these capabilities can be further combined and automated to simplify security operations.

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Opinion: Amy Coney Barrett showed she's ready to be part of Trump's post-truth strategy

  • Most of Barrett's confirmation hearings were window dressing with a foreordained outcome, wherein the Republican senators will vote nearly unanimously to put a right-wing ideologue on the Supreme Court.
  • Thus, it was with a well-placed sense of priority that California Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris interrogated Barrett on her views on climate change.
  • The first is that she may have lied under oath, knowing the truth but avoiding it because she was pandering to Trump and the Republican senators, who feed at the trough of Big Oil, and who therefore are all too ready to lie as well in the interests of campaign contributions.
  • Barrett demonstrated her readiness to be a part of Trump's post-truth strategy, and therefore demonstrated as well her unfitness to serve on the Supreme Court.

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