[ECP] NetHappenings 9.6.18 #Mercer #CambridgeAnalytica, #Koch, #Vote, #facebook, #russia, #google #spiders #WannaCry

Welcome to the Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion.
https://www.phillybutterflypavilion.com/
8046 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19136
Phone: +1-215-335-9500
Philadelphia’s newest science museum to showcase one of the most diverse living arthropod collections in the United States. See a variety of the coolest critters up close! Our impressive collection of stick insects, praying mantids, cockroaches, #tarantulas, and #spiders #scorpions is sure to intrigue you.

MISSING: If you see this 6-eyed sand #spider that is highly venomous, please let the Philadelphia insectarium know. The spider, along with 7,000 other creepy-crawlies, have gone missing. In all, 7,000 insects, arachnids and lizards disappeared from the Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion last week. And they didn’t creepy-crawl themselves out of the building on their own.

BECAUSE WE CAN’T HAVE NICE THINGS THAT’S WHY

According to a New York Times report, police have zeroed in on three suspects, all current or former museum employees. The report cites security footage showing thieves slipping out of the building with large plastic containers. And inside those containers? An estimated $50,000 worth of giant African mantises, bumblebee millipedes, warty glowspot roaches, tarantulas, dwarf and tiger hissers, and leopard geckos.

Thousands of creepy-crawlers stolen from Philadelphia museum. ​Have you seen these bugs?

Can facial recognition find all six eyes of the sand spider ? Thread

 

DHS Continues Facial Recognition Deployment With An Eye On Expanding Program To All Domestic Travelers
https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180831/08053340551/dhs-continues-facial-recognition-deployment-with-eye-expanding-program-to-all-domestic-travelers.shtml

The United States’ top spy catcher said Chinese espionage agencies are using fake LinkedIn accounts to try to recruit Americans with access to government and commercial secrets, and the company should shut them down.”
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-linkedin-china-espionage-exclusive/exclusive-chief-u-s-spy-catcher-says-china-using-linkedin-to-recruit-americans-idUSKCN1LG15Y

John Hultquist – The infosec community will once again be vindicated by this solid call. I hope the media will take a hard look at the experts they used to provide a balanced perspective on this issue. Many had no business commenting on the matter.

The U.S. Justice Department is poised to charge North Korean hackers over the 2017 global WannaCry ransomware attack and the 2014 cyber attack on Sony Corp, a U.S. official told Reuters on Thursday.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cyber-northkorea-sony/u-s-to-indict-north-koreans-over-wannacry-sony-cyber-attacks-official-idUSKCN1LM20W

VOTER IQ

NYT –  Tech Giants Now Share Details on Political Ads. What Does That Mean For You?. “We tried out new tools from Facebook, Google and Twitter that let you look up campaign ads. Here’s what the databases can — and cannot — do.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/02/technology/03adarchive.html

Senior execs from Trump’s election consultants Cambridge Analytica [hired by Jared Kushner, Brad Parscale & Manafort; Bannon was a VP for CA] are caught on film saying they use bribes & Ukrainian sex workers to entrap politicians.

Is Sherrod Brown’s Senate Seat at Risk from Koch Industries’ Voter Operations?
Koch Industries seems to have developed a secret sauce for winning elections.
http://wallstreetonparade.com/2018/09/is-sherrod-browns-senate-seat-at-risk-from-koch-industries-voter-operations/

Koch owned https://www.i-360.com/

At today’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing, Sen. Whitehouse calls out the ‘Roberts 5,’ dark money and the Kochs. The Five consistently and aggressively vote to protect corporate interests. Includes gerrymandering and the Citizens United decision. Outstanding, well-researched presentation.
https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4746953/senator-whitehouses-opening-remarks-supreme-court-hearing

Report: Georgia voters watch their ballots mysteriously switch
https://www.wsav.com/news/your-local-election-hq/georgia-voters-watch-their-ballots-mysteriously-switch/1417544222

** A brief guide to Mercer and his possible agendas. Will be updated frequently.
https://www.reddit.com/r/Mercerinfo/

Mar 30, 2017 via @Schwartzesque: 30 million Facebook users had their data harvested by Trump campaign affiliate Cambridge Analytica.

Facebook and Twitter to Testify on Russia as Google Is Spurned
Alphabet Inc.’s Google posted what it called testimony for a congressional hearing on social media companies’ efforts to thwart election meddling in advance of November’s midterm races  only it doesn’t appear anyone will be there to deliver it.
https://www.bloombergquint.com/politics/2018/09/04/google-touts-election-steps-as-senate-panel-rejects-its-witness#gs.eLrIDAY

TechCrunch: UK media giants call for independent oversight of Facebook, YouTube, Twitter .
“The UK’s leading broadcasters and ISPs have called for the government to introduce independent regulatory oversight of social media content. The group of media and broadband operators in the tightly regulated industries spans both the state-funded and commercial sector — with the letter to the Sunday Telegraph being inked with signatures from the leaders of the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky, BT and TalkTalk.”
https://techcrunch.com/2018/09/03/uk-media-giants-call-for-independent-oversight-of-facebook-youtube-twitter/

Wired: What Happens When Facebook Mistakenly Blocks Local News Stories.
“IN JULY, DANIELLE Bostick joined a nationwide movement against sexual violence on school campuses when she made a Facebook page for her daughter. ‘Justice for Francesca’ is meant to raise awareness about the 15-year-old, who was sexually assaulted last summer by a classmate she didn’t know. For weeks, Bostick used the page to share articles about Francesca’s case and those of other students in similar circumstances. But recently, Bostick began running into problems with Facebook’s platform.”
https://www.wired.com/story/what-happens-when-facebook-mistakenly-blocks-local-news-stories

CNET: Google Chrome’s biggest challenge at age 10 might just be its own success. “Exactly 10 years ago Tuesday, a newly promoted vice president named Sundar Pichai stood before a group of tech reporters in a conference room at Google’s Mountain View, California, headquarters. There, he revealed the Chrome web browser publicly for the first time. It went well, to say the least.”
https://www.cnet.com/au/news/google-chromes-biggest-challenge-at-age-10-might-just-be-its-own-success/

How Yahoo unethically sells your spam email.
“Yahoo’s golden era has passed and Yahoo Mail, once considered a serious competitor to Gmail, is now far less popular. It’s unlikely that you use it for your primary email account.
Why should you care about its privacy policy?
According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Yahoo’s parent company, Verizon, knows you don’t use that old AOL or Yahoo inbox. It knows they’re just full of spam. Yet strangely enough, it’s selling data pulled from it without telling you — and staying alive by doing so.”
https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/how-yahoo-is-mining-for-gold-in-your-junk-mail/

Kavanaugh obfuscates but @SenatorLeahy persists, providing VERY specific details. Kavanaugh stalls then reads a stolen email provided by Leahy, which had been forwarded to Kavanaugh. Face bright red, Kavanaugh fumbles his response then plays dumb. Leahy is killing him here. THREAD
https://twitter.com/dcpoll/status/1037360751378395136

How to Identify Burnt Villages by Satellite Imagery  — Case-Studies from California, Nigeria and Myanmar September 4, 2018 By Benjamin Strick
Evidence of human rights abuses often remains in some of the world’s most regional and unreachable parts. It is in these areas, where a view from satellite imagery above can be the sole method of visual evidence of bombings, attacks, and the destruction of communities. As satellite imagery becomes more available and technology permits for more access, we are seeing overhead mapping play more of an integral role in media and human rights bodies to identify a chronological story of an area.
https://www.bellingcat.com/resources/how-tos/2018/09/04/identify-burnt-villages-satellite-imagery%E2%80%8A-case-studies-california-nigeria-myanmar/

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