Cybersecurity 202: Here Are the Top Things Officials Say They Need to Run November’s Elections

Reading Time: 2 minutes Police Surveilled George Floyd Protests With Help From Twitter-Affiliated Startup Dataminr (Mili) From the Intercept: “Leveraging

Economists Warn That a Hotter World Will Be Poorer and More Unequal

Reading Time: 3 minutes What’s Wrong With WhatsApp (Chris C.) The author writes, “WhatsApp groups can not only breed suspicion

When ‘Boundary Policing’ Becomes Intimidation: How the Media Protect Their Turf

For peddlers of ideology, free inquiry is a business risk — hence the obsession with stamping out samizdat.

New Research Reveals Startling Privacy Risks of Home Security Cameras

Reading Time: 3 minutes What We Know About the Killing of Elijah McClain (Chris C.) The author writes, “According to

Facebook Frustrates Advertisers as Boycott Over Hate Speech Kicks Off

Reading Time: 3 minutes Senate Strips Provision From Intelligence Bill Requiring Campaigns to Report Foreign Election Help (DonkeyHotey) From CNN:

House Dems Lay Out Roadmap for Cutting US Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Reading Time: 2 minutes UN’s Michelle Bachelet Says Israel’s Annexation Plans ‘Illegal’ (Chris C.) The author writes, “Just days before

TikTok and 53 Other iOS Apps Still Snoop on Your Sensitive Data

Reading Time: 2 minutes VIDEO: Why the Police Receive Over $100 Billion Annually (Chris C.) From CNBC: “Despite a sharp

Stop Seizing Paychecks During Pandemic, Senators Demand in Letters to Debt Collectors

Reading Time: 2 minutes White House Ordered NIH to Cancel Coronavirus Research Funding, Fauci Says (Gerry) The author writes, “The

Parts of the Arctic Are Feverish and On Fire. And That’s Got Scientists Worried About What it Means for the Rest of the World.

Reading Time: 2 minutes The US Military Has a Boogaloo Problem (Chris) From Vice: “Some of the largest private Facebook

Planting New Forests ‘Can Do More Harm Than Good’: Research

Reading Time: 3 minutes Amid Threats and Political Pushback, Public Health Officials Are Leaving Their Posts (Russ) The author writes,

How a Raise for Workers Can Be a Win for Everyone

Reading Time: 2 minutes Tulsa Motel Guard’s Deadly Encounter With Guest Raises Issues (Russ) The authors write, “The private security

Fed’s First Black President Is Speaking Out About Economic Inequality

Reading Time: 2 minutes San Francisco Police Turned Off Body Cameras Before Illegal Raid on Journalist (Reader Steve) The author

FCC to Probe ‘Unacceptable’ Hours-long T-Mobile Service Outage

Reading Time: 2 minutes Revealed: Officer Who Killed Rayshard Brooks Accused of Covering Up 2015 Shooting (Dana) The authors write,

A Decade of Inaction on Climate Is Putting Lives at Risk

Reading Time: 3 minutes Intense Investigations Into Hanging Deaths of Two Black Men Begin After Initial Dismissals (Reader Steve) The

Three Types of Laws Could Reduce Gun Deaths by More Than 10%: Study

Reading Time: 2 minutes Elite CIA Unit That Developed Hacking Tools Failed to Secure Its Own Systems (Chris) The authors

How Hackers Can Use an Ordinary Light Bulb to Spy on Conversations

Reading Time: 3 minutes US Government Spy Planes Monitored George Floyd Protests (Russ) The authors write, “A small Cessna Citation

Climate Change Is Expected to Trigger Extreme Waves and Coastal Erosion: Study

Reading Time: < 1 minute No Turning Back on Reopening Plans, Even as Coronavirus Cases Climb (Chris C.) From the

The Recycling Renaissance: How These Forbes Under-30s Plan to Transform Plastic Waste Into Detroit’s Greatest Asset

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Police Have Been Spying on Black Reporters For Years (Reader Steve) From ProPublica: “Wendi C.

FCC Awarding Up to $16B to Address Areas Lacking Broadband Service

Reading Time: 2 minutes Seattle Schools to Temporarily Suspend Partnership With Seattle Police Department (Reader Steve) The author writes, “Seattle

Blue-Sky Thinking: How Cities Can Keep Air Clean After Coronavirus

Reading Time: 2 minutes Have We Normalized the COVID-19 Death Toll? (DonkeyHotey) From the Columbia Journalism Review: “As the toll

Scientists Are Trying to Save Coral Reefs. Here’s What’s Working.

Reading Time: 2 minutes US Outlines $4.6 Billion Plan to Protect Miami From Climate Impacts (Mili)  The author writes, “The

Prominent Reporters Falsely Accuse Trump of Suggesting George Floyd Would Be Happy about Jobs Numbers

Some reporters immediately cast the president’s recent reference to Floyd as part of his celebration of the positive economic outlook.

Protesters March On Across US Despite Curfews and Arrests

Reading Time: 2 minutes Pentagon Officials on Edge Over Military Leaders’ Dealings With Trump (Reader Jim) From Politico: “For years,

Renewable Overtakes Coal, but Lags Far Behind Oil and Natural Gas

Reading Time: 2 minutes Coronavirus May Never Go Away, Even With a Vaccine (Russ) The authors write, “A vaccine —

Zuckerberg, Dorsey Spar over Twitter’s Trump Fact-Check

Zuckerberg criticized Twitter for its fact-check of Trump’s prediction that mass voting-by-mail would lead to fraud.

Grandma’s Refusal to Remove Photos From Facebook Tests Privacy Law

Reading Time: 2 minutes In Bolsonaro’s Brazil, Everyone Else Is to Blame for Virus (Reader Steve) From the LA Times:

Amazon Under Threat: Fires, Loggers, and Now Virus

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Black American Amputation Epidemic (Mili) The author writes, “Despite the great scientific strides in diabetes