Educational CyberPlayGround Inc. NetHappenings Newsletter 7-27-2020

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“Democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself. That […] is fascism: ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power.” — FDR



Rethuglican Party of Death run by Mr. Make Everything Worse
Mike Pompeo’s wife, Susan, faces ethics issues at State Dept: report

Trump has killed more than nukes.
Nukes have killed fewer people than Trump. For comparison, confirmed deaths from coronavirus in the US now exceed the Manhattan Engineer District’s direct casualty estimates of both the nuclear attack on Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined. Makes more sense if you consider that the Kremlin helped put this man in the White House. July alone already has a million confirmed COVID19 cases and we may hit five million by the end of the month. Factor in death rate this White House lovingly celebrates without taking into account rising numbers, and the pain is only beginning. Genocide!

You know:
– google knows where you are
– google knows what you search

You probably don’t know:
-when you search for food poisoning symptoms,
– google looks back in your location history the time that food poisoning takes to incubate and guesses which restaurant poisoned you

More than 1,000 people at Twitter had ability to aid hack of accounts





If you’re not terrified about Facebook, you haven’t been paying attention | Carole Cadwalladr | Opinion | The Guardian

“Finally. Here in SEC docs is what Facebook has painfully avoided public knowing and press has mostly missed documenting. Facebook data was ****SOLD**** to Cambridge Analytica. Can everyone please now say that Facebook personal data was sold rather than captured, transferred,etc

Facebook Employee Leaks Show Betrayal By Company Leadership

Mercer, Zuckerberg, Sandberg, Page, Brinn, Dorsey Handmaidens to Authoritarism

Esteemed Reporter Carole Cadwalla takes down piece of sh^t Mark Zuckerberg at TedTalk


Why TikTok’s ties to China pose a significant privacy and security risk
After reviewing TikTok’s data collection policies, lawsuits, cybersecurity white papers, past security vulnerabilities, and its privacy policy, we find TikTok to be a grave privacy threat that likely shares data with the Chinese government. We recommend everyone approach TikTok with great caution, especially if your threat model includes the questionable use of your personal data or Chinese government surveillance.

San Francisco consulate is harboring Chinese military researcher wanted by FBI then Chinese researcher ‘hiding’ in San Francisco consulate is arrested


Black Lives Matter @armedequality Another huge crowd tonight in Portland, including a new “wall” on the front lines: a Wall of Vets. Here’s a look at the line of military veterans getting set up here in front of the federal courthouse. Behind them, the Wall of Moms and the Wall of Dads are arriving.

We’re Publishing Thousands of Police Discipline Records That New York Kept Secret for Decades — ProPublica Editor’s note

Civilian Complaints Against New York City Police Officers
Remember folks – only in the US have people lost health insurance due to the pandemic. For profit healthcare is a disgrace, and tying that for profit healthcare to employment makes us all less free.

Trump working with Bush torture lawyer to cut Congress out of lawmaking:

Court Allows Search of Wilbur Ross’s Personal Emails

McConnell Accused of ‘Doing Everything He Can to Suppress the Vote’ by Proposing $0 in Election Assistance

Sen. Hawley to Introduce Bill to Hold Corporate America Accountable for Having Slave Labor in Supply Chains | Senator Josh Hawley

Tom Cotton calls slavery  ‘necessary evil’ in attack on New York Times’ 1619 Project

Cotton’s Saving American History Act of 2020 and “would prohibit the use of federal funds to teach the 1619 Project by K-12 schools or school districts”, according to a statement from the senator’s office. An initiative from the New York Times that reframes US history around August 1619 and the arrival of slave ships on American shores for the first time.  She tweeted: “If chattel slavery – heritable, generational, permanent, race-based slavery where it was legal to rape, torture, and sell human beings for profit – were a ‘necessary evil’ as Tom Cotton says, it’s hard to imagine what cannot be justified if it is a means to an end. “Imagine thinking a non-divisive curriculum is one that tells black children the buying and selling of their ancestors, the rape, torture, and forced labor of their ancestors for PROFIT, was just a ‘necessary evil’ for the creation of the ‘noblest’ country the world has ever seen.

Senate Approves Proposal To Strip Confederate Names From Army Bases By Veto-Proof Majority

We Shouldn’t Sacrifice the Health of Our Teachers
When it comes to the daunting question of reopening schools, America’s educators deserve a plan, not a trap. ~Dave Grohl

The Black Hand (1906) is one of the first films made about the mafia, and possibly the earliest gangster film to survive.


In Era of Sickness, Doctors Prescribe Unusual Cure: VOTING

Symptom Duration and Risk Factors for Delayed Return to Usual Health
Among Outpatients with COVID-19 in a Multistate Health Care Systems Network — United States, March–June 2020
20% of 18-34 year olds w no pre/existing conditions have not returned to normal after 2-3 weeks. 35% if all ages. Longer term tracking to continue. New report on long-lasting COVID symptoms

Study: Poor social distancing linked to lower intelligence

Scans Reveal Heart Damage in Over Half of COVID-19 Patients in Study

Cover your nose with your mask to prevent COVID-19 spread

Coronavirus: Rocklin CA church defying order got PPP loan

Ed Henry accused of rape, Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson accused of harassment


Mrs. Betty Bowers, America’s Best Christian

If you never read it – Maxwell’s Indictment

How to hydroxychloroquine

How to testing

Ad for Biden
The ad was launched by the coalition Republican Voters Against Trump and started with footage of Graham railing against Trump on CNN in 2015. It then showed Graham praising Biden in an interview that same year with the Huffington Post.


Exclusive: Global banks scrutinize their Hong Kong clients for pro-democracy ties – sources
HONG KONG (Reuters) – Global wealth managers are examining whether their clients in Hong Kong have ties to the city’s pro-democracy movement, in an attempt to avoid getting caught in the crosshairs of China’s new national security law, according to six people with knowledge of the matter.
Bankers at Credit Suisse Group AG (CSGN.S), HSBC Holdings Plc (HSBA.L), Julius Baer Gruppe AG (BAER.S) and UBS Group AG (UBSG.S), among others, are broadening scrutiny under their programs that screen clients for political and government ties and subjecting them to additional diligence requirements, these people said. The designation, called politically exposed persons, can make it more difficult or altogether prevent people from accessing banking services, depending on what the bank finds about the person’s source of wealth or financial transactions. The checks at some wealth managers have involved combing through comments made by clients and their associates in public and in media, and social media posts in the recent past, these people said. The new law prohibits what Beijing describes broadly as secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces, with up to life in prison for offenders. The sources, who requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation, said the broadened scrutiny of clients also applied to Hong Kong and Chinese officials who had implemented the law in anticipation of any U.S. sanctions against them.< – >


Banks in US Can Now Offer Crypto Custody Services, Regulator Says

Apple co-founder sues Google, YouTube over fake Bitcoin giveaways