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DOJ inspector general finds ‘numerous issues’ with FBI management of secret sources

“A newly released assessment from the Justice Department watchdog found “numerous issues” related to the FBI’s validation processes for secret sources” reports washingtonexaminer.com. “Ineffective management and oversight of confidential sources can result in jeopardizing FBI operations and placing FBI agents, sources, subjects of investigation, and the public in harm’s way,” Horowitz said in a two-minute video. Source: washingtonexaminer.com

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UK’s Corbyn: Labour to exclude NHS, medicines from trade deals with U.S.

“(Reuters) – UK opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said the Labour Party will exclude Britain’s National Health Service and medicines from trade deals with the United States, as he accused Prime Minister Boris Johnson of covering up “secret talks” on the NHS. “Boris Johnson is engaged in a cover-up of secret talks for a sell-out American trade deal that would drive up the cost of medicines and lead to runaway privatization of our health service,” Corbyn wrote in the Observer http://bit.ly/2KsglM4″ writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. “Our public services are…

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Microsoft asks Eric Holder to audit AnyVision over use of facial recognition on Palestinians

“Holder will lead a team of former federal prosecutors at law firm Covington & Burling to carry out the investigation into how AnyVision’s technology is being used” writes Olivia Solon Is for nbcnews.com. SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft has hired former United States Attorney General Eric Holder to conduct an audit of facial recognition company AnyVision to determine whether it complies with Microsoft’s ethical principles on how the biometric surveillance technology should be used.Human rights activist argued that AnyVision’s work monitoring Palestinians in the West Bank was incompatible with its public…

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A secret Senate impeachment vote would be outrageous

“Writing for Politico, Glover asks, “What if senators could vote on impeachment by secret ballot?” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Those principles inform why I deeply disagree with former GOP adviser Juleanna Glover’s argument on Tuesday that the Senate should introduce a rule change to allow senators to cast secret impeachment votes.To allow senators to cast impeachment votes and then to deny voters the right to know those votes would be profoundly un-American. Source: washingtonexaminer.com

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Facial recognition tools shared by ‘Massive, secretive network of police departments’

“The emails, which date back to at least 2016, also indicate that these departments explicitly tried to keep this cross-department partnership secret from the public” reports boingboing.net. Narayan adds that secret partnerships like these could also be used to circumvent jurisdictions that have banned facial recognition technology. Source: boingboing.net

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