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SolarWinds: What We Know About Russia’s Latest Alleged Hack Of U.S. Government : NPR

The Pentagon is one of several government entities that have been part of a hack that hinged on a vulnerability in SolarWinds’ Orion network monitoring products. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Imag “It’s as if you wake up one … Continue reading

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US cyber-attack: Around 50 firms ‘genuinely impacted’ by massive breach – BBC News

Hackers accessed major organisations by compromising software developed by Texas IT firm SolarWinds https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-55386947

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‘Deeply damaging and dangerous:’ List of victims of the Russian-linked SolarWinds hack keeps widening | Financial Post

The hackers using a backdoor in widely used SolarWinds software hacked at least three state governments, the U.S. nuclear weapons agency and Microsoft among others. PHOTO BY FRED TANNEAU/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES PHOTO BY FRED TANNEAU/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES — … Continue reading

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OxyContin maker Purdue pleads guilty to charges related to opioid crisis

Company admits it impeded efforts to combat the deadly crisis The Associated Press OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma has formally admitted its role in the opioid epidemic that has contributed to hundreds of thousands of deaths over the past two decades. … Continue reading

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The US is Out of the Open Skies Treaty. What’s Next? – Air Force Magazine

“… The treaty, which allows nearly three dozen signatory countries to inspect others’ military installations from above, entered into force in 2002, but U.S. officials have raised complaints about Russia’s conduct and argued that satellite imagery is a better option. … Continue reading

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A rigid belief in freedom is driving France and the U.S. to tragedy

Opinion https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-a-rigid-belief-in-freedom-is-driving-france-and-the-us-to-tragedy/ “… In Canada, our national narrative has shifted over the past century from xenophobia to multiculturalism. How fortunate we are. Sadly, rigid foundational ideologies are likely to continue to threaten social peace as the 21st century progresses.”

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Provinces pursue OxyContin maker for $67B US in costs associated with Canada’s opioid crisis | CBC News

‘Staggering’ claims against Purdue Pharma filed in U.S. bankruptcy court OxyContin was introduced as a pain medication about two decades ago, marking what addiction experts recognize as the beginning of the opioid crisis. (Toby Talbot/The Associated Press) (Toby Talbot/The Associated … Continue reading

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United States Postal Service crisis and its affect on the 2020 US Elections

“Between a pandemic that sidelined a chunk of its workforce and a Trump-appointed postmaster general whose changes hampered its ability to deliver the mail, the United States Postal Service has had a rocky year, all the way through Election Day … Continue reading

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$100,000 in bribes helped fraudulent Amazon sellers earn $100 million, DOJ says – Ars Technica

Looks like buyers need to be weary of even Amazon approved resellers at least in some categories. https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/09/doj-amazon-workers-took-bribes-to-reinstate-sellers-of-dangerous-products/

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Will COVID-19 be the end of globalization? – Has globalization been killing the middle class?

I agree that globalization has been killing the middle class and consolidating wealth rather than distributing it as has been claimed by supporters of it. Like most things there needs to be a balance and more protections need to be … Continue reading

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