A Vermont state electric utility, Burlingont Electric, announced on Friday it had found on one of its laptops not connected to the power grid a malware code the U.S. government says is used by Russian hackers. However, as usual in such cases, there is more to the story than initially reported.
Adding to concerns about the civilian toll of the US air war against ISIS targets, the Pentagon yesterday admitted that they carried out an airstrike against the parking lot of a Mosul hospital, conceding that they “may have killed civilians” in the attack.
"The level of disrespect I see for police now, I've never seen it like this in 28 years. The willingness of the bad guy to engage a police officer, I've never, it's just different...Before, they didn't engage the police like they do now."
The importance of information grew exponentially and 2016 will be remembered as a year of information wars. No information sources are fully trusted anymore. Internet has become a battlefield where information wars are waged to influence large masses of people and a considerable number of world leaders.
In an awkwardly similar rhetoric to the failed slogan of Hillary Clinton, German Chancellor Angela Merkel told her nation that "together, we are stronger. Our state is stronger," giving no ground on her increasingly questioned open-border refugee policy as she slammed the "distorted picture" being painted by populists.
It’s bad enough getting arrested – especially when you didn’t do anything to warrant it. This happens all the time, because the threshold for arresting someone is very low. This isn’t new – or news. What is new – and ought to be news – is that several states have begun charging people 'processing' and 'incarceration' fees for their bogus arrest and subsequent just-as-bogus caging.