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In the name of ALLAH, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
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Climate Change Denier to head NASA

Climate Denier Jim Bridenstine Narrowly Confirmed as NASA Chief

A climate change denier with no scientific credentials is set to helm NASA, after he was narrowly confirmed by the Senate in a 50-49 vote. Oklahoma Republican Congressmember Jim Bridenstine previously demanded President Obama apologize for funding climate change research, and said falsely from the House floor that global temperatures stopped rising early this century. Bridenstine will now oversee an agency whose Earth Sciences Division is responsible for much of the satellite data used to investigate how human activity is driving global warming.

Diplomatic Immunity: American Colonel kills young man

Colonel Joseph Emanuel Hall (Defense & Air Attache to Pakistan) runs red light (without any reason/threat) and kills 22-year old man and injures his cousin. For people looking to provide justification for the colonel’s act, the video makes it crystal clear what transpired. The colonel walked free because of diplomatic immunity.

Caught on camera: US defence attaché runs red light, kills motorcyclist

Killing Civilians for “Sport”

US soldier admits killing unarmed Afghans for sport

… a “kill team” who deliberately murdered Afghan civilians for sport last year…members of his Stryker brigade set up and faked combat situations so that they could kill civilians who posed no threat to them… pictures that showed American soldiers, including Morlock, posing with the corpse of a young Afghan boy as if it were a hunting trophy…Some soldiers apparently kept body parts of their victims, including a skull, as souvenirs…

Pakistan among countries targeted by Malware Espionage

EFF and Lookout Uncover New Malware Espionage Campaign Infecting Thousands Around the World

  • Hundreds of gigabytes of data has been stolen, primarily through mobile devices compromised by fake secure messaging clients.
  • The trojanized apps, including Signal and WhatsApp, function like the legitimate apps and send and receive messages normally. However, the fake apps also allow the attackers to take photos, retrieve location information, capture audio, and more.
  • EFF and Lookout trace Dark Caracal to a building belonging to the Lebanese General Security Directorate in Beirut.
  • Targets include military personnel, activists, journalists, and lawyers, and the types of stolen data range from call records and audio recordings to documents and photos
  • Dark Caracal has been operating since at least 2012
  • For the full report: https://www.lookout.com/info/ds-dark-caracal-ty