DOJ formalizes request for encryption back-doors

And people are accepting that TicTok is a danger and our government wants: “The US Department of Justice, in conjunction with the “Five Eyes” nations, has issued a statement asking Apple and other tech companies to effectively create backdoors that will weaken encryption strength overall to provide law enforcement access to data.” The US Department of Justice, in conjunction with the “Five Eyes” nations, has issued a statement asking Apple and other tech companies to effectively create backdoors that will weaken encryption strength overall to provide law enforcement access to data.

In a statement released on Sunday by the US Department of Justice, the “International Statement: End-to-End Encryption and Public Safety” is a continuation of the long-running encryption debate. In the latest salvo in the ongoing war, representatives of governments from multiple countries are demanding access to encrypted data for the sake of sexually exploited children.The lengthy statement demands tech companies “embed the safety of the public in system designs” relating to encryption, to enable companies to “act against illegal content and activity effectively with no reduction to safety,” while enabling law enforcement to do its job. This includes enabling law enforcement officials “access to content in a readable and usable format where an authorization is lawfully issued, is necessary and proportionate, and is subject to strong safeguards and oversight.”

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Iowa COVID-19 deaths: Remembering coronavirus victims

They were mothers and fathers, daughters and sons, colleagues and retirees, volunteers and world travelers, gardeners and pie-bakers.

They left a mark on their families and their communities. They loved and were loved.

And they deserve to be remembered as more than a number.

In an unprecedented partnership, nine Iowa newsrooms across two companies have come together to lift up these Iowans’ stories. We’re committed to telling as many of these stories as we can.

Join us in mourning the Iowans lost.

Source: Iowa COVID-19 deaths: Remembering coronavirus victims

Remdesivir study finally published – an expert in critical care medicine gives us his verdict – ($2,340 per treatment)

So when I go into my hospital this week and am confronted on the wards with patients who are ill with COVID-19, ACTT-1 tells me that, provided I can find remdesivir on the pharmacy shelf, I should be confident to use it in any patients who are receiving oxygen alone, in the hope that they will recover sooner and, more importantly, avoid progression to needing ventilation on intensive care. I should also continue to use dexamethasone as normal, expecting added benefit.

The study also tells me that I should not shut the doors to the intensive care unit just yet. By prescribing remdesivir on top of applying the best treatment available, one in ten patients will continue to deteriorate and die. Remdesivir is not the magic bullet. If one exists, it has yet to be designed.

Source: Remdesivir study finally published – an expert in critical care medicine gives us his verdict

Swat team moves in as retired Judge shoots at Police officers — We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident

Hello everyone.  Santiago here.  I woke up this morning to take my wife to LAX as she is on her way to New York for a couple of days. On my way home a bizarre story came on the radio about an incident that took place on Wednesday involving a retired Judge who called 911 […]

Swat team moves in as retired Judge shoots at Police officers — We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident

Three Counties in California Have Fake Ballot Drop Boxes — We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident

Shout out to @Barkiologist for the information. Orange County Register reports that Jordan Tygh, a regional field director for the California Republican Party, posted a photo on social media of “convenient locations” to drop their own ballots. They are not official drop boxes. The fake boxes are located in Orange, Los Angeles, and Fresno Counties. […]

Three Counties in California Have Fake Ballot Drop Boxes — We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident