On Thursday morning, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg finally made a visit to East Palestine, Ohio, almost three weeks after a train derailment and the release of harmful chemicals that affected the town.
Supreme Court Struggles With Social Media’s Role in Terrorism
The US Supreme Court struggled to determine when social media companies can be held responsible for aiding terrorism as the justices heard the second of two cases that are poised to shape the legal rules governing harmful online material.
New York Times Admits Mask Mandates Were Useless: ‘The Mask Mandates Did Nothing. Will Any Lessons Be Learned?’
The most rigorous and comprehensive analysis of scientific studies conducted on the efficacy of masks for reducing the spread of respiratory illnesses — including Covid-19 — was published late last month. Its conclusions, said Tom Jefferson, the Oxford epidemiologist who is its lead author, were unambiguous.
U.S. Power Grid Physical Attacks Rose by 71% in 2022, E-ISAC Report Finds
Physical attacks on the U.S. power grid rose by 71% in 2022 compared with 2021, according to a confidential industry analysis viewed by The Wall Street Journal.
Government Server Connected to the Internet Without a Password: 3 Terabyte of Sensitive Military Emails Spill Online
The US Department of Defense recently dealt with a serious security breach involving an exposed server that had been leaking internal military emails onto the open internet for two weeks. The server was hosted on Microsoft’s Azure government cloud, which was specifically intended for Department of Defense clients to share unclassified government data while keeping it separate from other commercial users.
Pete Buttigieg FINALLY plans to visit Ohio’s toxic train site 18 days after the disaster. He dismisses Trump’s upcoming visit as a mere photo opportunity while the mayor of East Palestine denounces Biden’s Kyiv trip as the ‘biggest slap in the face’
After facing intense backlash for not visiting the train derailment site that released hazardous material into East Palestine, Ohio on February 3, Pete Buttigieg has announced that he will make the trip.
Russia Suspends Participation in Nuclear Arms Control Pact with US in Latest State-of-the-Nation Address by President Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced that Moscow will suspend its participation in the New START Treaty, the last remaining nuclear arms control pact with the United States. The announcement came during Putin’s state-of-the-nation address on Tuesday, in which he reiterated grievances and made it clear that he would not change his strategy in the conflict in Ukraine.
Supreme Court Considers Case with Potential to Alter Tech Industry’s Shield Law Section 230
On Tuesday, the US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case of Gonzalez v. Google, which could have far-reaching implications for the tech industry’s legal protection to keep the internet an open place that promotes free speech.
Project Veritas CEO James O’Keefe Departs Following Staff Attempt to Remove Him
James O’Keefe, the founder and CEO of the investigative journalism organization “Project Veritas”, has left the company after allegations of mismanagement and mistreatment of staff members. A group of employees had been dissatisfied with O’Keefe’s leadership, claiming he was “outright cruel” to staff and that he mismanaged company funds. These issues led to O’Keefe being put on paid leave while the organization’s board considered whether to remove him from his position.
Alec Baldwin Gets a Legal Break as ‘Rust’ Shooting Prosecutors Remove Major Charge, Opening Possibility of No Jail Time
The Santa Fe County District Attorney’s office has dropped a significant gun enhancement charge against actor Alec Baldwin, which could have seen him serve up to five years in prison if convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the shooting of Halyna Hutchins, the cinematographer of the movie ‘Rust.’ The dropped charge means that even if convicted of involuntary manslaughter, Baldwin may not have to serve any jail time.