NiMB 88: Monday 3-26-2018
TODAY: Orlando nightclub shooter’s father was a secret FBI informant, officials reveal. 33 dead in Chicago last week. US expels 60 Russian diplomats as EU members follow suit in response to Salisbury spy poisoning. Overhaul of U.S. Telecoms Database Sparks Fear of Catastrophic Failure. iPhone protected you from Facebook call scraping. Android, not so much.
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FoxNews:Orlando nightclub shooter’s father was a secret FBI informant, officials reveal
The Orlando nightclub terrorist’s dad was a secret FBI informant for more than a decade, prosecutors revealed, prompting questions about whether authorities may have missed warning signs leading up to the massacre.
The news, disclosed Saturday to lawyers representing the Pulse nightclub shooter’s wife, Noor Salman, in her own terrorism case related to the attack, also led to immediate calls by the defense for a mistrial.
“Seddique Mateen was a FBI confidential human source at various points in time between January 2005 and June 2016,” the defense lawyers, in a court document filed Sunday, quoted United States Attorney Sara Sweeney as saying in a letter.
The 31-year-old Salman is accused of obstruction of justice, as FBI agents say she lied to them in the hours after the Pulse nightclub attack, and charges of aiding and abetting Mateen’s allegiance to ISIS.
Chicago Tribune:33 dead in Chicago last week
This weekend’s marches were cute. Is response to the 17 lives lost initially during the Florida mass shooting.
Meanwhile, black people (I assume) killed this last week in just Chicago numbered 33 and went mostly unmentioned by the media. I didn’t hear it it National News shows noticed. Do they think black people don’t matter? Would the far left ban black people?
Telegraph:US expels 60 Russian diplomats as EU members follow suit in response to Salisbury spy poisoning
Donald Trump has expelled 60 Russian diplomats from America as punishment for the Salisbury poisoning and to protect the country from spying.
Donald Tusk, the European Council president, announced coordinated expulsions of 32 Russian diplomats in 14 of the EU’s member states.
After Britain expelled 23 Russian intelligence official operating under diplomatic cover, the total of European-based spies expelled is 55.
“Additional measures including further expulsions,” Mr Tusk said, “are not excluded in the coming days and weeks.”
Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, has said the country’s response will be based on the principle of reciprocity, adding that the decision by Western countries was a “mistake”.
Free beacon:Overhaul of U.S. Telecoms Database Sparks Fear of Catastrophic Failure
Foreign firm handling overhaul cited for national security breaches
An impending overhaul of the national U.S. telecommunications database is prompting fears the transition could spark a catastrophic failure, crippling emergency communications networks across the United States, according to industry insiders who told the Washington Free Beacon the foreign firm handling the upcoming transition may not be prepared to initiate the switch.
IMore:iPhone protected you from Facebook call scraping. Android, not so much.
When you think there’s something lurking in the dark, you turn on the lights. And, now that Facebook’s data harvesting, hoarding, and exploitation is being lit up by the internet version of the Bat Signal, more and more problems are being discovered. Most recently: That Facebook was scraping call and SMS logs of Android phone users.
More recent versions of Android should prevent this kind of data collection.
The salient point is, of course, that iOS never allowed it. This type of abuse was simply never possible if you used an iPhone. Apple built it that way on purpose and it protected its users from privacy violations like this before they ever happened.
Saturday evening 6-9:30p should be excellent.
Yahoo: DOW at 24,000.
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