Facebook and Twitter Reps Squirm: Refuse to Say Mother Teresa Quote Is Not ‘Hate Speech’

“On Wednesday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) asked representatives of Facebook and Twitter if a pro-life tweet quoting Mother Teresa constituted “hate speech.” They remained silent for ten seconds, and then the Twitter representative attempted to dodge the question.

“Here is a tweet that says, ‘Abortion is profoundly anti-woman,'” Cruz said, gesturing to a large picture of a tweet with a picture of the Roman Catholic saint Mother Teresa. “It’s a quote from Mother Theresa and this tweet was blocked. It is fairly remarkable that Mother Theresa is now deemed hate speech.””

https://pjmedia.com/trending/facebook-and-twitter-reps-silent-when-ted-cruz-asks-if-mother-teresa-tweet-is-hate-speech/

Rush Limbaugh questions timing of Assange arrest — Not a coincidence?

Julian Assange, the founder and editor of Wikileaks, released documents showing that the U.S. government was misleading the public about the war in Syria, and had in fact been looking to use transiting Islamists to stir up trouble for the democratically elected president, Bashar al-Assad, in order to weaken Syria, a foe of both Saudi Arabia and Israel.

But Democrats really turned on Assange after he released DNC emails just before the July 2016 Democratic National Convention that showed that the chairman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz and top staffers were actively working to help Hillary Clinton and hurt insurgent Bernie Sanders, despite their public pronouncements that the DNC was remaining neutral during the primary.

https://www.bizpacreview.com/2019/04/11/rush-limbaugh-questions-timing-of-assange-arrest-not-a-coincidence-743675?

Wink, wink: 6.5M people with active Social Security numbers are 112 or older

“It is incredible that the Social Security Administration in 2015 does not have the technical sophistication to ensure that people they know to be deceased are actually noted as dead,” Mr. Johnson said. “Making sure Social Security cleans up its death master file to prevent future errors and fraud is a good government reform we can all agree on.”

Mr. Carper agreed, saying eliminating such errors by simply keeping track of who has died is a “relatively simple problem that the government should pursue as a high priority.”

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/mar/10/65m-people-with-active-social-security-numbers-are/

Hackers attacked California DMV voter registration system marred by bugs, glitches – Los Angeles Times

“California has launched few government projects with higher stakes than its ambitious 2018 program for registering millions of new voters at the Department of Motor Vehicles, an effort with the potential to shape elections for years to come.

Yet six days before the scheduled launch of the DMV’s new “motor voter” system last April, state computer security officials noticed something ominous: The department’s computer network was trying to connect to internet servers in Croatia.”

https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-ca-california-motor-voter-problems-investigation-20190409-story.html

Devin Nunes Sending Criminal Referral to DOJ over Spygate

“He said it reaches all the way to the Obama White House, though it is not yet clear how involved former President Barack Obama was.

“Look, there’s big problems — big problems that the public needs to know about. Maximum transparency is the best thing here,” he said.

Nunes said he believes Barr will have to act on his criminal referral. “There’ll be things in there that cannot be ignored. There will be crimes … so they have to be dealt with,” he said.

He told Fox News on Tuesday he would target “people who lied to Congress, perjury, [and] criminal conspiracy.””

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/03/27/exclusive-devin-nunes-criminal-referral-time-offense/

Ex-NSA Contractor Pleads Guilty to 20-Year-Long Theft of Classified Data

Harold Thomas Martin III, a 54-year-old Navy veteran from Glen Burnie, abused his top-secret security clearances to stole at least 50 terabytes of classified national defense data from government computers over two decades while working for a number of NSA departments between 1996 and 2016.

In August 2016, the FBI arrested Martin at his Maryland home and found “six full bankers’ boxes” worth of documents, many of which were marked “Secret” and “Top Secret,” in his home and car.

https://thehackernews.com/2019/03/nsa-classified-material.html

Facial recognition can speed you through airport security, but there’s a cost

CBP says it keeps photos of US citizens in the Traveler Verification Service system for 12 hours, and photos of noncitizens for 14 days. It also sends photos of noncitizens to the US Department of Homeland Security IDENT database, which stores information for 75 years on visitors to the US.

The airlines and airports aren’t allowed to keep copies of the photos and must immediately purge them from their systems, according to CBP. However, they’re allowed to use other photos they take with the same cameras for commercial purposes. That means they could take a second photo and use it in their own facial recognition system to target ads to you.

https://www.cnet.com/news/facial-recognition-can-speed-you-through-airport-security-but-theres-a-cost/