Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Politics | A New Age of Warfare: How Internet Mercenaries Do Battle for Authoritarian Governments Sophisticated surveillance, once the domain of world powers, is increasingly available on the private market. Smaller countries are seizing on the tools — sometimes for darker purposes. NSO, a private company based in Herzliya, Israel, has hired former government hackers to ply their trades for foreign governments and wealthy private clients. Credit Credit Corinna Kern for The New York Times Supported by ByMark Mazzetti, Adam Goldman, Ronen Bergman and Nicole Perlroth March 21, 2019 The man in charge of Saudi Arabia’s ruthless campaign to stifle dissent went searching for ways to spy on people he saw as threats to the kingdom. He knew where to go: a secretive Israeli company offering technology developed by former intelligence … [Read more...] about A New Age of Warfare: How Internet Mercenaries Do Battle for Authoritarian Governments
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WASHINGTON — Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross was roasted before a House of Representatives committee Wednesday in a hearing that lasted more than six hours. It was not a roast of the comedic variety, however, with Ross repeatedly scorched by Democrats as he struggled to explain why he sought the inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 census.Ross was on the ropes for much of his testimony before the House Oversight Committee, but the knockout blow did not come until the seventh hour of the hearing, when Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., finally had the chance to interrogate Ross, who is 52 years her senior. Ocasio-Cortez, who has been in Congress a little more than two months, effectively summarized the Democrats’ central argument against Ross: that in putting the question on the census, Ross did not consult with U.S. Census Bureau experts but instead took advice from voter-suppression specialists aligned with President Trump.“It’s all there in … [Read more...] about Ocasio-Cortez and House Democrats roast Wilbur Ross over 2020 census citizenship question
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Ilhan Omar Apologizes for Statements Condemned as Anti-Semitic Supported by BySheryl Gay Stolberg Feb. 11, 2019 WASHINGTON — Representative Ilhan Omar, who has been battling charges of anti-Semitism for weeks, apologized on Monday for insinuating that American support for Israel is fueled by money from a pro-Israel lobbying group — a comment that drew swift and unqualified condemnation from fellow Democrats, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The mea culpa by Ms. Omar, a freshman lawmaker from Minnesota and one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, came after a day of bipartisan outrage over her tweet Sunday night asserting that support for Israel was “all about the Benjamins baby,” a reference to hundred-dollar bills. “Anti-Semitism is real and I am grateful … [Read more...] about Ilhan Omar Apologizes for Statements Condemned as Anti-Semitic
POLITICS 08/25/2018 08:01 am ET The bank isn't just "too big to fail." It's too big to fix. By Zach Carter 1k 230 Wells Fargo executives know that everyone hates them. In the last two years, the bank has launched three separate marketing campaigns hoping to clean up its public image, only to see each effort thwarted by fresh, catastrophic scandals ― like wrongly repossessing 27,000 cars and foreclosing on 400 families for no reason. The bank’s latest quarterly filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission dedicates more than 2,000 words to “Additional Efforts To Rebuild Trust,” listing “automobile lending,” “mortgage interest rate lock extensions,” “consumer deposit account freezing/closing,” “certain activities within wealth and investment management,” “foreign exchange business,” “fiduciary and custody account fee calculations,” “mortgage loan … [Read more...] about Why Does Wells Fargo Still Exist?