15 Jan 2021

Mexican president mounts campaign against social media bans

On Thursday, Mexico’s president vowed to lead an international effort to combat social media companies that have blocked or suspended the accounts belonging to U.S. President Donal Trump. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador considered the move to block President Trump censorship, and moved to create a common front among international

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15 Jan 2021

Russia withdraws from Open Skies Treaty after US departure

On Friday, Russia said it will withdraw from an international treaty allowing observation flights over military facilities. This move came after the United States withdrawal from the same pact. The US withdrawal upended the Open Skies Treaty’s interests. Moscow’s proposals to keep the treaty alive after the US exit have

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15 Jan 2021

Mexico Exonerates Ex-Defense Chief Who Was Freed by the U.S.

Mexican authorities stated they will not bring charges against a former military official who was arrested in the United States on drug-trafficking and corruption. The ex-defense chief was sent home after outrage from the Mexican government. General Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda was accused of taking bribes to protect cartel leaders. The

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15 Jan 2021

Indonesia earthquake: Sulawesi hospital among collapsed buildings

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake in Sulawesi Friday morning injured hundreds of people and displaced thousands. The five-story Mitra Manakarra Hospital in Mamuju partially collapsed, killing eight people. Officials worry the death toll will increase as the rescues continue.  The epicenter of the earthquake was six kilometers northeast of Majene city

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15 Jan 2021

Hackers Leak Stolen Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Data

After a cyberattack on the EMA, the Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine information has been leaked on the internet. The EMa is in charge of the evaluation and supervision of medicinal products in the E.U. In December, threat agencies broke into the server to access COVID-19 vaccine documentation.  The regulatory

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15 Jan 2021

NSA Recommends Using Only ‘Designated’ DNS Resolvers

The National Security Agency recommended that enterprises use only their designated DNS resolver in DNS traffic and avoid third-party resolvers. Domain Name System technology, or DNS over HTTPS, DoH, can be abused by attackers. Companies using only their designated DNS server is the safest route and all other resolvers should

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15 Jan 2021

Xiaomi added to US list of alleged Communist Chinese military companies

The United State DoD has added Chinese hardware manufacturers, Xiaomi, to the list of alleged communist chinese military companies. The department of defense is working to counter the People’s Republic of China’s Military-Civil Fusion development strategy. This strategy supports the modernization of the People’s Liberation Army by allowing it access

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15 Jan 2021

Toyota slapped with $180 million fine for violating Clean Air Act

A settlement of $180 million will be paid by Toyota after claims that the company violated the US Clean Air Act for a decade. The lawsuit will be laid to rest in return for the settlement, announced Thursday. Toyota had systematically violated the act, which requires emission-related defects to be

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14 Jan 2021

Europe’s rights court accepts Ukraine case against Russia

On Thursday, Europe’s top human rights court agreed to view Ukraine’s complaint against alleged human rights violations in the Crimean Peninsula. The Strasbourg-based European Court of Human Rights decided Ukraine’s case against Russia has enough evidence and can be considered. It is unclear when the court will issue a verdict.

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14 Jan 2021

Hong Kong internet firm blocked website over security law

A Hong Kong internet service provider blocked access to a pro-democracy website to comply with the city’s national security law. HKChronicles, the site that was blocked by Hong Kong Broadband Network, had compiled information on “yellow” shopes that supported the city’s pro-democracy movement. The site also posted personal information and

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