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LAW

God @TheTweetOfGod
I know things look bleak right now. That’s it. That’s all I got.
Strong people stand up for themselves, but stronger people stand up for others.
You are invited to sign-on to a letter asking the Commission on the Practice of Democratic Citizenship to revise or amend their recently released report, Our Common Purpose: Reinventing American Democracy for the 21st Century  to address the complete omission of American Indians.  The sign-on letter, available at this link
urges the Commission to produce a new report to adequately address the disenfranchisement of Native voters and include strategies for ensuring that Indigenous people are able to meaningfully engage in the American democratic process. A form to sign-on to the letter is available
FCC Seeks Comment on Effects of June 15 T-Mobile Outage | Federal Communications Commission
Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau Seeks Comment on Effects of June 15, 2020 T-Mobile Outage on Public Safety Entities, Government Entities, and Consumers
Contact: James Wiley at (202) 418-1678, email: James.Wiley@fcc.gov
PDF or https://ecfsapi.fcc.gov/file/0623061321002/DA-20-657A1.pdf
Interested parties may file comments in response to this Public Notice on or before July 8, 2020.6 Comments may be filed using the Commission’s Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS).
6/15/2020 My  T-mobile phone stopped all incoming calls for hours. It totally messed up my doctor appointment, because they were calling me without getting through.
This is the reason to defund the police.
<they make you deaf> LRAD Sound Cannon – How Does LRAD Work | Sonic Weapon used in Protests lose your hearing forever.

https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/a32892398/what-is-lrad-sonic-weapon-protests/
Liberals: Don’t Be Afraid of Calls to Defund the Police https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/defund-police-reform-liberals/
Engineering A Race War: Will This Be The American Police State’s Reichstag Fire? https://www.zerohedge.com/political/engineering-race-war-will-be-american-police-states-reichstag-fire
U.S. Senate Republicans on Tuesday introduced the Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act, a bill that seeks to weaken encryption technologies that have in the past put a damper on law enforcement operations.
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The Homeland Security Department will begin tracking all personnel—federal employees and contractors, with or without a security clearance—in the hunt for insider threats.

The European Commission has warned the UK that it must abide by data-protection under any post-Brexit trade deal.

Appeals court orders judge to dismiss Flynn charges A federal appeals court has ordered a judge to grant the DOJ’s unusual (corrupt) move to drop the charges against Michael Flynn.

The CARES Act Sent You a $1,200 Check but Gave Millionaires and Billionaires Far More
https://www.propublica.org/article/the-cares-act-sent-you-a-1-200-check-but-gave-millionaires-and-billionaires-far-more

Why Did Jay Clayton Want the Job as Federal Prosecutor for Wall Street? House Subcommittee Will Get First Shot at Asking Him Tomorrow.
https://wallstreetonparade.com/2020/06/why-did-jay-clayton-want-the-job-as-federal-prosecutor-for-wall-street-house-committee-will-get-first-shot-at-asking-him-tomorrow/

Ron Jeremy: Adult star charged with rape and sexual assault
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53159576

Walmart removing Mississippi state flag from stores
https://www.commercialappeal.com/story/news/2020/06/23/walmart-removing-mississippi-state-flag/3244640001/

U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman’s Ouster: The Untold Story
https://wallstreetonparade.com/2020/06/u-s-attorney-geoffrey-bermans-ouster-the-untold-story/

FINTECH Good News! PayPal / Venmo plans to roll out direct sales of cryptocurrency to its 325 million users.
paypal-venmo-to-roll-out-crypto-buying-and-selling

Modern Monetary Theory explained simply

EDUCATION

Russia-to-install-orwell-facial-recognition-tech-in-every-school

The University Is Like a CD in the Streaming Age – The Atlantic

Activist goes NEXT F<>KINGLEVEL, destroys school board member that defended Robert E Lee and then went online shopping during hearing about racism. He won the internet.

THE ARTS

Language: What does scenius mean? A new word to help you think.
https://www.definitions.net/definition/scenius

Film Explores an Indigenous People’s Struggle to Protect Their Environment
https://amp.rnz.co.nz/article/904a3ce7-2487-4f95-a04b-7d7d6e8c3ece

The National Endowment for the Arts is very pleased announce this year’s National Heritage Fellows!

John Morris https://www.arts.gov/honors/heritage/fellows/john-morris>, Old-Time Fiddler and Banjo Player from Ivydale, West Virginia
Morris is the living carrier of the old-time fiddle and banjo tradition particular to his rural home county and the surrounding area, infusing his playing with all the sounds of Clay County.

George Floyd’s importance in Houston’s music scene
https://www.npr.org/2020/06/10/874334270/houstons-hip-hop-scene-remembers-george-floyd

https://www.vulture.com/2020/05/george-floyd-houston-hip-hop-dj-screw.html

https://www.bet.com/music/2020/05/27/big-floyd-houston-rapper.html

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/houston-big-floyd-bun-b-paul-wall-trae-the-truth-1009055/

https://www.npr.org/2020/06/08/871803210/houston-george-floyds-hometown-tries-to-make-sense-of-his-killing

https://www.npr.org/2020/06/09/872727856/3-brothers-in-houston-remember-george-floyds-life-and-legacy

https://www.texasmonthly.com/news/houston-years-george-floyd-dj-screw/

TECH

@dangillmor Jun 21, 2020 RSS Box: “This website lets you subscribe to RSS feeds for websites that do not support RSS themselves, by using the respective website’s API and then translating that data to RSS feeds.” https://rssbox.herokuapp.com

Unboxing Edward Snowden’s Favorite Laptop

The Trump 2020 app is a voter surveillance tool of extraordinary power MIT Technology Review

We’re losing the war against surveillance capitalism because we let Big Tech frame the debate

What John Bolton had to say about cybersecurity policy in his book

We’ve Created a Public Archive of NYC’s Surveillance Footage

Do NOT Use Zoom

– Silicon Valley Can’t Be Neutral in the U.S.-China Cold War
– Zoom closed account of U.S.-based Chinese activist “to comply with local law” https://www.axios.com/zoom-closes-chinese-user-account-tiananmen-square-f218fed1-69af-4bdd-aac4-7eaf67f34084.html
– Zoom closed account of U.S.-based Chinese activist “to comply with local law”
Eric Yuan’s background should be checked. He went to university in China. His family (parents..) must still live there. It is totally possible CCP give him instructions and pressure him to comply.
– Zoom client available for download on the Chinese website of what claims to be its authorized distributor: zoom dot com dot cn slash download. According to Indiana University’s IT folks, “it points to a Chinese server.”

USE https://meet.jit.si/

China launches final satellite to complete rival to GPS

DELETE FACEBOOK ACCOUNT NOW
Facebook is peddling ‘an addictive drug called anger’ $$$$$$$$$
The $ervice has turned into a rage machine, so I wonder who who who who WHO can do something about it? Perhaps someone with full control of it? Perhaps the Susan Collins of the Internet?
Zuckerberg and Chan say they are ‘disgusted’ by Trump’s comment$
disgusted and disturbing are the attention getters that make them $$$$$

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/12/joanna-hoffman-facebook-is-peddling-an-addictive-drug-called-anger.html

Twitter has permanently banned @DDoSecrets in retaliation for #BlueLeaks, in addition to blocking anyone from tweeting *any* DDoSecrets URL and retroactively removing tweets that contain our URLs.
The FBI is reading your tweets, google will give them everything they have on you.
Twitter terminates DDoSecrets, falsely claims it may infect visitors
Permanent suspension comes for violations of rules against tweeting hacked materials. ~Dan Goodin
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/06/twitter-terminates-ddosecrets-and-falsely-claims-it-may-infect-visitors/

BlueLeaks: Data from 200 US police departments & fusion centers published online The data has been made available online on a searchable portal. According to the BlueLeaks portal, the leaked data contains more than one million files, such as scanned documents, videos, emails, audio files, and more. https://www.zdnet.com/article/blueleaks-data-from-200-us-police-departments-fusion-centers-published-online/

Black Lives Matter at Adafruit – Actions for Equality Really good page of resources  https://www.adafruit.com/blacklivesmatter

Programming ‘language’: Brain scans reveal coding uses same regions as speech https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-06-language-brain-scans-reveal-coding.html

Apple Files Patent For Mixed Reality Headset That Projects Images On Your Eyeballs. It’s an old idea that people have been talking about for several years. One has to remember that following a pattern it’s not equivalent to inventing an idea.
https://vrscout.com/news/apple-patent-mr-headset-retina-projection/

Firefox to remove support for the FTP protocol [about time]

Why Are the NYPD ‘Hip-Hop Police’ Spying on Rappers?
https://www.complex.com/music/2020/06/nypd-hip-hop-police

Snapchat ex-employees say past editorial practices were racially biased
at all-hands, Snap CEO said he would not release diversity numbers so as not to reinforce the perception minority groups are underrepresented in tech (@paigeleskin / Business Insider)
https://www.businessinsider.com/snapchat-evan-spiegel-employee-all-hands-meeting-diversity-report-2020-6

EFF Digital Security Advice for Journalists Covering the Protests Against Police Violence
Multiple US federal agencies have obtained a mysterious new eavesdropping device thought to be designed to monitor 4G-enabled mobile phones. Very little is known about the ‘Crossbow’ device, other than it iterates on the Stingray ISMI-catchers manufactured by Harris, used to trace location data and listen in on phone calls.  While devices of this kind are used by law enforcement and intelligence across the globe, the air of mystery around the kit and a lack of transparency over the way in which it is being deployed has given rise to concern it could be used to infringe upon civil liberties. This WhatsApp feature will land your phone number in Google search results Google Incognito mode is not as private as you might like to think Contact tracing apps from Apple and Google ‘will not collect location data’. Procurement documents show the US Marshals placed an order with Harris for Crossbow devices worth $1.7 million, while the US Army and Navy made similar purchases worth circa $380,000.
Mobile surveillance
ISMI-catchers, or international mobile subscriber identity-catchers, are able to mimic the qualities of a cellphone tower and, by this mechanism, record the SIM card identity, eavesdrop on calls, access text messages and capture location data…
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https://global.techradar.com/en-za/news/multiple-us-agencies-have-purchased-this-mysterious-mobile-eavesdropping-device
Use Skiptracer to Gather License Plate OSINT Data
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ls0SH9MZMCs

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