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Amazon’s strategy for catching porch pirates with facial recognition could also curb civil liberties, critics say

“The doorbell-linked technology raises concerns Amazon that would hand over any facial recognition data captured from the devices to law enforcement, Snow wrote” writes Kari Paul for marketwatch.com. Amazon has reportedly pitched its facial recognition technology to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) as a possible tool for immigration enforcement, according to an October report from Bloomberg. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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Congressional resistance to Trump’s trade deal is bipartisan, but also fractured

“Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.; Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.; Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio; and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., have criticized the USMCA deal from the left, while lawmakers on the right, such as Sens” reports washingtonexaminer.com. “This bill has good features to it, but it doesn’t matter if it doesn’t matter if it doesn’t have enforcement,” she said.But if they don’t like the deal as it stands, that doesn’t mean they agree on what it should be changed to, said another Senate staffer. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Bomb threat hoaxers on hunt for Bitcoin

“Other law enforcement agencies also dismissed the threats, which were written in a choppy style reminiscent of the Nigerian prince email scam” writes Robin Pagnamenta for telegraph.co.uk. Law enforcement agencies across the country dismissed the threats, saying they were meant to cause disruption and compel recipients into sending money and were not considered credible. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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After Trump comment on Huawei, official says Justice Dept. sticks to law enforcement

“What we do at the Justice Department is law enforcement” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. We don’t do trade,” Demers said when Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal asked him about Trump’s comment.Assistant Attorney General John Demers told a U.S. Senate hearing on Chinese espionage that the Justice Department is not “a tool of trade.”. Blumenthal said the comment by Trump made it look like U.S. law enforcement “is a tool of either trade or political or diplomatic ends of this country.”. Trump said in a Reuters interview on Tuesday he…

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Bush ‘torture’ lawyer: Trump campaign was too disorganized to collude with Russians

“A top Justice Department lawyer during the George W. Bush administration said he had seen no evidence the Trump campaign colluded with Russia in 2016 but suggested this was because they weren’t “well organized enough to conspire effectively.”” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Trump and his lawyers have already responded to written questions from Mueller. “The president, constitutionally, is the chief law enforcement officer in the country.It’s a terrible message to all of us in the country if we’re expected to cooperate and help law enforcement, but then the chief law enforcement officer…

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Ohio man arrested for plotting synagogue attack: law enforcement

“Joseph told the undercover officer that he admired the gunman who shouted “All Jews must die” while attacking the Pittsburgh Tree of Life synagogue on Oct. 27″ writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. He was arrested after accepting a black bag containing two AR-15 rifles the investigator told him had been purchased for the attack.(Reuters) – An Ohio man who said he admired the gunman who killed 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue in October has been arrested and charged with planning an attack on another Jewish house of worship,…

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Speed of revolving door between SEC and private sector is shocking, says expert on regulatory capture

“It means you and I can only invest in the bad stuff and the good stuff is reserved for the private investors” writes Francine Mckenna for marketwatch.com. Toys “R” Us, Inc. which recently filed bankruptcy was in and out of private equity ownership.One way to encourage more companies to go public is to shed some light on private equity ownership. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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Ways to Track Monero and Zcash Sought by U.S. Government

“Blockchain forensic analytics for the homeland security enterprise can help the DHS law enforcement and security operations across components as well as state and local law enforcement operations” writes Jeffrey Francis for livebitcoinnews.com. Phase I is to design a blockchain system or modify an existing one to allow for forensic analysis by law enforcement. Source: livebitcoinnews.com Share This:

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Australia goes full tilt toward encryption bill

“Why it matters: The bill gives law enforcement the ability to compel tech firms to circumvent encryption in their products to aid law enforcement” reports axios.com. The original bill was marketed as one that gives law enforcement access without the creation of back doors or mass surveillance, and indeed it specifically bans “systemic surveillance.”. Australia is a member of the Five Eyes alliance along with the U.S., U.K., Canada and New Zealand, and the bill is seen by many as a stepping stone toward new encryption laws in other nations. Source:…

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Google, Apple, Facebook face world-first encryption laws in Australia

“Australia passed new laws that allow law enforcement to access encrypted messages, legislation that leading tech companies, including Google, Facebook and Twitter, have all opposed” writes Claire Reilly for cnet.com. They say law enforcement needs access to these services — and greater regulation of tech companies broadly — to ensure public safety.The new laws come as tech companies and governments around the world debate the importance of encryption amid a changing national security landscape.Governments and law enforcement agencies across the US, Europe and other western nations argue terrorists and criminals…

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