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

The Ship Is Sinking. Is Anyone Ready to Start Bailing?

Reading Time: 4 minutes The US Chamber of Commerce and other business groups have courageously… Wait a minute! What the

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

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

With Theaters Dark, a Broadway Seamstress Sews for a New Reason

Reading Time: 6 minutes From Toledo to Tennessee, Atlanta to Alaska, an army of anonymous, unheralded volunteers is toiling in

A Murderous Evening in the Old South

Reading Time: 3 minutes President Donald Trump claims America “has been gripped by professional anarchists” and he knows what to

Russian Bounties: What Did the President Know and When Did He Know it?

Reading Time: 4 minutes — OPINION — [James W. Pardew was a career US Army intelligence officer who served as

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

Activists Worry New Georgia Voting Machines Open to Cyberattack

Reading Time: 2 minutes Thirty thousand brand new voting machines have been rolled out across 159 counties in Georgia. The

In Politics, K-Pop Fans Turn Up the Volume

Reading Time: 5 minutes On June 12, 16-year-old Claire Hanley posted a video on TikTok that has spurred teams of

Summertime and the Living’s Uneasy

Reading Time: 5 minutes At the halfway point, 2020 is shaping up as potentially the worst year for Planet Earth

The Reopening: How to Doll Up Dining During Social Distancing

Reading Time: 3 minutes Coronavirus meets fashion in the Lithuanian capital city, Vilnius, as the country begins easing lockdown restrictions. 

Absentee Voting in New York Seen as a ‘Challenging’ and ‘Scary’ Experience

Reading Time: 4 minutes Pamela Block requested an absentee ballot for New York’s June 23 primary election. The Long Island

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

The Arrogance of Power: Bill Barr and the Ghost of John Mitchell

Reading Time: 11 minutes — OPINION — With each day in office, Attorney General William Barr invites invidious comparisons with

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,

Georgia Certifies Election Results Despite Serious Flaw in Ballot Scanners

Reading Time: 4 minutes Jeanne Dufort, a poll watcher for Georgia’s primary election, did not expect things to go as

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

From Jail Time to Death Sentence, via COVID-19

Reading Time: 6 minutes The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) has come under fire for failing to protect its prisoners

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