On Friday morning, Donald Trump announced that he would be elevating US Cyber Command to report directly to the US Secretary of Defense, effectively making the agency the newest branch of the US military. The US now joins other countries and organizations such as Germany, Russia and NATO, whom have all previously established military cyber commands structures of their own over the course of the last year.
Earlier today Donald Trump’s Chief White House Strategist, Steve Bannon, formally resigned from office. In this article I will attempt to explain why many of Trumps failures to date can be directly traced to Steve Bannon’s guidance and why his “firing” today might have been the best move that Trump has made as President to date, even if Trump only became President because of Bannon in the first place.
This week Donald Trump declared that America’s “opioid Epidemic” is now officially a “National Emergency.” However, dont blame the poor drug user down the street for all of this, they are only the bottom of a much larger food chain. The real problem is being caused by pharmaceutical companies, doctors and pharmacists whom all “legally” produce, sell and distribute all of these “drugs” into society in the first place!
Earlier this year the US Government announced it would be transferring 100% of systems over to Microsoft by 2018, despite other world leaders banning the company from Government use in their countries citing National Security concerns. Now, a new cyber security study has found Kapersky to be the safest and most effective anti-virus software specifically for Microsoft systems, two weeks after the US Government banned Kapersky from Federal use.
Another day and another Freedom of Information Act lawsuit has been filed against the United States Government. This time, the US Department of Justice is being sued for failing to comply with US law, which demands that the agency make all legal records and opinions afforded to them by the Office of Legal Council a matter of public record. The lawsuit hopes to establish whether or not the US Government knew it would be blatantly violating US Law while drafting and ultimately finalizing controversial surveillance laws dating back to 2001.
In this op-ed I will attempt to help you understand why it is fallacious to believe that we need to pay insurance companies for health care. Spoiler alert, insurance companies do not exist because they care about you and want to be there for you in your darkest hours of need, insurance companies are money making enterprises and some of the most profitable businesses in this country to boot. Moreover, because of this fact, the Federal Government only got involved with the health care/insurance market to skim a little money off the top for themselves.
This is not another political back and forth about Trumps alleged connections to Russia. This article will simply attempt to explain why following Russia’s lead when it comes to cyber security, such as Trump proposed himself last weekend, would be a scary thought for “freedom” loving Americans. There is a reason why Russia has created a much more “secure” country than the United States and you might not like how they have accomplished it.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Federal Bureau of Investigation on June 7th, asking courts to force the FBI to hand over all surveillance records tied to National Security Letters. The EFF seeks to review the records to determine whether or not the FBI has been complying with US Law dating back to 2015, when the FBI’s use of gag orders in conjunction with NSL’s was ruled “unconstitutional” by US courts.
Amnesty International has won a declassified version of the US Department of Defense audit from September 2016. The documents go on to explain how oversight across several military programs ultimately resulted in the US military supplying terrorists on the ground in Iraq, including ISIS, with weapons and artillery.
Trending on Facebook News tonight are stories alleging that Donald Trump has “leaked” classified information regarding ISIS targets to Russian leaders. However, considering that the US military have been coordinating the location of ISIS targets with Russia dating back to Obama in September 2016, why is this story being pushed so hard right now?
Earlier this week, New Hampshire legislatures voted to decriminalize marijuana on the state level, decriminalizing up to 3/4 an ounce for personal possession. NH’s Governor, Chris Sununu, has also publicly expressed his support for this bill and will sign it into law later this year.
Less than a week after testifying in front of the Senate for the first time in months and the day before the US Senate Intelligence Committee was scheduled to hold their first public hearing about their investigation into Russian interference in the US elections, James Comey was fired from office. Nearly all of the coverage to follow has gone on to focus on Comey firing, almost no one has reported the Senates hearing the day after.