July 30, 2017

Hackers break into U.S. voting machines in 90 minutes. “Hackers at at a competition in Las Vegas were able to successfully breach the software of U.S. voting machines in just 90 minutes on Friday, illuminating glaring security deficiencies in America’s election infrastructure.”   http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/344488-hackers-break-into-voting-machines-in-minutes-at-hacking-competition

Apple pulls “virtual private network” apps from its app store in China. “VPNs allow users to bypass China’s so-called “Great Firewall” aimed at restricting access to overseas sites.”   http://www.businessinsider.com/r-update-1-apple-says-it-is-removing-vpn-services-from-china-app-store-2017-7

Republican politicians reportedly beginning to see President Trump as a liability. “Anyone in a position of responsibility in GOP politics is quickly losing patience with President Trump,” Alex Conant, a former adviser to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), told the New York Times. “The dysfunction is beyond strange, it’s dangerous.”   http://www.rawstory.com/2017/07/the-dysfunction-is-dangerous-gop-quickly-losing-patience-with-trump-after-white-house-hell-week/

Trump again mentions “rough cookie” Chicago cop he met at a Trump rally, who claimed he could shut down crime in the city in “a couple of days” if put in charge. “Chicago police spokesman Frank Giancamilli said CPD brass had also been “unable to identify any Department member who had a conversation with then-candidate Trump”.”   http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chicagoinc/ct-trump-mystery-cop-chicago-0730-chicago-inc-20170728-story.html

Washington, D.C. police officers are allegedly wearing t-shirt with white supremacists symbols – while on duty. “… defense attorneys have seen additional officers wear the t-shirts, including in court. Stop Police Terror Project D.C. organizer Eugene Puryear also told The Post that officers have been spotted wearing the shirt over their uniforms while waiting to testify.”   http://www.rawstory.com/2017/07/d-c-cop-under-investigation-for-wearing-white-supremacy-shirt-on-duty/

Trump threatens to cut off Obamacare subsidies for low income Americans unless he gets “repeal and replace” passed, in a tweet. “If a new HealthCare Bill is not approved quickly, BAILOUTS for Insurance Companies and BAILOUTS for Members of Congress will end very soon!”   https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-29/trump-hints-at-killing-subsidy-that-gives-health-care-to-poor

U.S. YPG volunteer and former Marine, David Taylor, reportedly killed fighting IS near Raqqa Syria, third U.S. volunteer to die in July. “I joined the YPG to fight ISIS and do whatever I can to help the revolution here.”   http://www.newsweek.com/us-national-david-taylor-killed-fighting-isis-syria-641566

Lawsuit accuses Cheatham County, Tennessee Sheriff’s deputies of torturing prisoner with taser. “(Jordan Elias Norris) suffered more than 40 pairs of Taser burns, many of which are unaccounted for by authorities, the lawsuit states.”   http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/local/cheatham/2017/07/28/three-deputies-placed-administrative-leave-after-lawsuit-claims-excessive-force-used-inmate/517969001/   Video shows deputies repeatedly tasering Norris while he is restrained in a chair, apparently including on his genitals.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsup2UnyV8E

 

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July 30, 2017

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