March 22, 2019

Facebook kept user passwords in unencrypted text file. “What’s more, those passwords were on a server, Krebs reports, that was accessed millions of times by roughly 2,000 engineers and developers.”   https://finance.yahoo.com/news/facebook-password-security-195429527.html

44 dead, more than 600 injured in blast at Chinese pesticide factory. “The cause of the blast was under investigation, but the company – which produces more than 30 organic chemical compounds, some of which are highly flammable – has been cited and fined for work safety violations in the past, the China Daily said.”   https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-blast/blast-at-chinese-chemical-plant-blast-kills-44-injures-640-idUSKCN1R300D

‘Moving while black’: Black man arrested at gunpoint while moving into his Kansas home. “Karle Robinson, 61, a former Marine, was allegedly moving a television into his home in Tonganoxie on Aug. 19 when police stopped and detained him at gunpoint for suspected burglary…”   https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/aclu-seeks-investigation-alleged-arrest-black-man-moving-new-home-n986001

Man pleads guilty to mailing explosives to prominent Trump critics. “(Cesar) Sayoc, 57, pleaded guilty to 65 counts, including using weapons of mass destruction and the illegal mailing of explosives with intent to kill or injure.”   https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/alleged-mail-bomber-cesar-sayoc-pleads-guilty-devices-were-sent-n985786

Jared Kushner accused of using a private email account and an instant messaging app for government business. “(House Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings) also claims (Kushner’s attorney) confirmed that Ivanka Trump received official work emails on her personal email account that she has failed to forward back to her official email account, something he notes is required by law.”   https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/435134-kushner-accused-of-using-whatsapp-personal-email-to-conduct-official

President Trump recognizes seized Golan Heights as part of Israel. “(Former U.S. ambassador to Israel Scott) Lasensky said Trump’s move seemed to be ‘totally devoid of strategic imperative’ and possibly aimed at helping (Prime Minister) Netanyahu win the (upcoming election).”   https://www.npr.org/2019/03/21/705583795/president-trump-backs-israeli-sovereignty-claim-over-golan-heights

Leading Democratic Party presidential candidates to skip AIPAC lobby event. “Sens. Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke and many others have said they won’t be attending the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual Policy (AIPAC) conference…. Harris addressed the AIPAC in 2017, saying it was ‘an honor’ to speak there and praised the group’s leadership.”   https://www.foxnews.com/politics/top-2020-democrats-snub-aipac-conference-with-little-or-no-explanation-marking-far-left-shift-on-israel

West Virginia prosecutor releases video of police officers beating injured suspect after his car crashed, showing them dragging him through the broken car window and tossing him on the ground. “Footage shows one of the officers then kicks and stomps him several times and puts his knee on the teen’s shoulder blade, pressing down with his full weight. The officer then punches the teen at least eight times.”   https://www.wvpublic.org/post/video-shows-teens-beating-during-west-virginia-traffic-stop   At LEAST eight times. You can watch the video here:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIpA27zYgWE

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March 22, 2019

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