Daily Archives: July 19, 2021

China accused of cyberespionage in Microsoft hack


CBC News: The National

Published on Jul 19, 2021

The U.S. and several global allies, including NATO and the EU, have called out China for cyberespionage over an attack against Microsoft earlier this year.

Former NASA Astronaut Explains Jeff Bezos’s Space Flight | WIRED


WIRED

Published on Jul 19, 2021

Astronaut Mike Massimino attempts to explain what Jeff Bezos’s space flight will be like, in just about the same amount of it will take for Jeff to take the flight. The Blue Origin flight lasts about 11 minutes, there’s no pilots and it’s totally automated. Mike breaks down all the steps of the flight and tires to best to explain what Jeff will experience while in space.

Bernie Sanders CALLS OUT Jeff Bezos and Amazon for not paying taxes


The Hill

Published on Jul 19, 2021

Sen. Bernie Sanders called out Jeff Bezos and Amazon for not paying taxes.

Michael Pollan, Author of “This Is Your Mind on Plants” | Amanpour and Company


Amanpour and Company

Published on Jul 19, 2021

Even with the boom in legal cannabis, there were still more than one million marijuana arrests across the U.S. in 2019. In his new book, “This Is Your Mind on Plants,” author Michael Pollan challenges the way we think about all drugs, from psychedelics and opioids to the caffeine in tea and coffee. Pollan speaks with Walter Isaacson about the effects of plant-based drugs on our behavior.

McCarthy Names GOP Reps Who Voted To Overturn Election To Jan. 6 Committee


MSNBC

Published on Jul 19, 2021

McCarthy nominated five Republicans to the January 6th Select Committee. Three of them voted to overturn the election results, including Rep. Jim Jordan.

See Trump Jan. 6 Rioter Go To Jail


MSNBC

Published on Jul 19, 2021

A judge handed down the first felony sentence stemming from the January 6th insurrection, a step toward accountability that the DOJ says will deter terror threats. Convicted MAGA rioter Paul Hodgkins will serve eight months. MSNBC’s Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber reports on the development and quotes Vince Staples to explain the sentence.

Pegasus spyware: How does it work? • FRANCE 24 English


FRANCE 24 English

Published on Jul 19, 2021

An Israeli firm accused of supplying #spyware to governments has been linked to a list of tens of thousands of smartphone numbers, including those of activists, journalists, business executives and politicians around the world, according to reports. The #NSO Group and its #Pegasus malware — capable of switching on a phone’s camera or microphone, and harvesting its data — have been in the headlines since 2016, when researchers accused it of helping spy on a dissident in the United Arab Emirates.

New: US camera drones made without China parts 95% less effective


RT America

Published on Jul 19, 2021

The US military has banned the use of Chinese drones, but their replacements are much more expensive and much less effective, Boom Bust co-host Ben Swann reports. Former Naval Intelligence officer John Jordan gives us his take on this as well as the slew of US military exercises aimed to irk China.

India wants to limit parents to two children. What’s the real reason?


RT America

Published on Jul 19, 2021

India is set to overtake China as the world’s most populous country, but not everyone sees this as a positive. Indian government officials are looking to limit the number of children a couple can have to two, following China’s controversial one-child policy, RT America’s Trinity Chavez reports.

After 140 Years, Native Youth Lead Return of 10 Children’s Remains from Carlisle Indian School in PA


Democracy Now!

Published on Jul 19, 2021

The remains of nine Indigenous children were buried by the Rosebud Sioux in South Dakota after being transferred back from the former Carlisle Indian School in Pennsylvania, where the children were forcibly sent over 140 years ago. Carlisle was the first government boarding school off reservation land, and it set the standard for other schools with its motto, “Kill the Indian, Save the Man.” The schools were known for their brutal assimilation practices that forced students to change their clothing, language and culture. The Rosebud Sioux Tribe negotiated the return of the children’s remains buried at the school, and a caravan of Rosebud Sioux youth returned them to their tribe this week. Dozens of other Native American and Alaskan Native families have asked Carlisle to return their relatives’ bodies. Knowledge of the boarding schools is still being recovered as many survivors are reluctant to revisit the trauma, says Christopher Eagle Bear, a member of the Sicangu Youth Council. “These schools, they played a key part in trying to sever that connection to who we are as Lakota,” he says. “They took away our language, and they made it impossible for us to be who we really are.”