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How Law Enforcement Gets Around Your Smartphone's Encryption

Long-time Slashdot reader SonicSpike shares a recent Wired.com article that purports to reveal "how law enforcement gets around your smartphone's encryption." Lawmakers and law enforcement agencies around the world, including in the United States, have increasingly called for backdoors in the encryption schemes that protect your data, arguing that national security is at stake. But new research indicates governments already have methods and tools that, for better or worse, let them access locke...
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CDC forecasts 100,000 COVID deaths in next few weeks

By Madeline Holcombe | CNN The United States could face as many as 100,000 more Covid-19 deaths in less than a month, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The nation reported more than 4,000 Covid-19 deaths Wednesday, only the third day ever to cross that threshold, bringing the death toll to at least 406,001 people, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracking data. And by February 13, that number could reach 508,000, according to an ensemble forecast published ...
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US weekly jobless claims slide to 900,000 as coronavirus fallout continues into the Biden presidency

Nick Oxford/The Washington Post/Getty Images New US jobless claims for the week that ended Saturday totaled 900,000, down from the previous period's revised total of 926,000. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg expected claims to drop to 935,000. Continuing claims, which track Americans receiving unemployment benefits, fell to 5.1 million for the week that ended January 9. Filings for US unemployment benefits declined last week as America's labor-market recovery made sluggish progress amid e...
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More Americans have now died from COVID-19 than the number of US troops killed during World War II

American reinforcements arriving on the beaches of Normandy from a Coast Guard landing barge into the surf on the French coast on June 23, 1944, during World War II. US COAST GUARD/AP The US military saw 405,399 deaths during World War II, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. The number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths has surpassed that grim milestone. As of Wednesday, 405,400 American coronavirus deaths had been reported. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The US...
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How the Navy's 'Hell Week' reveals who has what it takes to be a SEAL

US Navy SEAL candidates during Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training in Coronado, California, January 23, 2018. US Navy/PO1 Abe McNatt For aspiring Navy SEALs, the selection process, known as Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S), is a six-month series of challenges for their skills and endurance. Maybe the most trying period is "Hell Week," a six-day gauntlet of constant exertion that shrinks their ranks and reveals what they're made of. Visit Business Insider's homepage fo...
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With swearing in of Vice President Harris, a new chapter opens in U.S. politics

WASHINGTON — Vice President Kamala Harris broke the barrier Wednesday that has kept men at the top ranks of American power for more than two centuries when she took the oath to hold the nation’s second-highest office. Harris was sworn in as the nation’s first female vice president — and the first Black woman and person of South Asian descent to hold the role — in front of the U.S. Capitol by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, right, meets former First ...
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US surpasses 400,000 deaths from Covid-19

The United States has reported at least 400,000 deaths from Covid-19 since the pandemic began, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University as of Tuesday afternoon.
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U.S. coronavirus deaths top 400,000 as Trump leaves office

As President Donald Trump entered the final year of his term last January, the U.S. recorded its first confirmed case of COVID-19. Not to worry, Trump insisted, his administration had the virus “totally under control.” Now, in his final hours in office, after a year of presidential denials of reality and responsibility, the pandemic’s U.S. death toll has eclipsed 400,000. And the loss of lives is accelerating. WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 05: U.S. President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up upon retu...
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A stunning art installation of nearly 200,000 US flags has filled the National Mall, representing Americans who can't attend Biden's inauguration

The "Field of Flags" art installation is illuminated at the National Mall in Washington DC on January 18, 2020. Joe Raedle/Pool via AP Ahead of Biden's inauguration, nearly 200,000 American flags were installed on the National Mall. The Presidential Inaugural Committee led the effort in creating the public art display, called the 'Field of Flags.' Biden has long emphasized that most in-person inaugural activities would be scaled-down this year. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more st...
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How Zimbabwe’s footballers turned to ‘money games’ for survival

The unsanctioned, illegal matches provide much-needed cash after the cancellation of the regular season due to coronavirus The post How Zimbabwe’s footballers turned to ‘money games’ for survival appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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California is first state to pass 3m Covid cases

Figure arrived with stunning speed as southern and central California grapple with brutal outbreaksCalifornia has become the first state to record more than 3 million known coronavirus infections, as the embattled state grapples with an unprecedented surge of cases that has left hospitals overwhelmed.That remarkable figure, which comes from Johns Hopkins University, was not entirely unexpected for the nation’s most populous state – but the speed at which it arrived has been stunning. Continue re...
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Cuomo asked Pfizer to sell its COVID-19 vaccine directly to New York, as the head of the WHO warns of mounting inequities in vaccine distribution

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo asked Pfizer on Monday to sell its coronavirus vaccine directly to his state. Spencer Platt/Getty Images On Monday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called on pharmaceutical company Pfizer to sell doses of its coronavirus vaccine directly to New York state. The proposal to work directly with New York's state government would require Pfizer to bypass the federal government's Operation Warp Speed campaign to vaccinate hundreds of millions of Americans. "The distribution ...
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California tops 3 million Covid-19 cases

California has become the first state in the nation to record more than 3 million Covid-19 cases, according to data from Johns Hopkins University and the Covid Tracking Project.
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California Becomes First State To Record 3 Million COVID-19 Cases

(CNN) — California has become the first state in the nation to record more than 3 million Covid-19 cases, according to data from Johns Hopkins University and the Covid Tracking Project. The number of cases there has tripled in just the past two months. Current data shows 3,005,830 cases and 33,623 deaths resulting from the virus that has plagued the nation and debilitated the economy. More than 1 million of those cases are in Los Angeles County, where about 1 in 10 people have been confirmed to ...
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California Urges Stop To 300K COVID-19 Vaccines After Some Fall Ill

SACRAMENTO (AP/CBS13) – California’s state epidemiologist is urging a halt to more than 300,000 coronavirus vaccinations using a Moderna vaccine version because some people received medical treatment for possible severe allergic reactions. Dr. Erica S. Pan on Sunday recommended providers stop using lot 41L20A of the Moderna vaccine pending completion of an investigation by state officials, Moderna, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the federal Food and Drug Administration. “Out of an extr...
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Fauci says a new COVID-19 vaccine could be ready for US approval within weeks

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Reuters, Al Drago/AFP via Getty Images Another COVID-19 vaccine could be ready in the US within weeks, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday. The vaccines made by the drugmakers AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson are in clinical trials. President-elect Joe Biden's goal of 100 million doses in 100 days is "absolutely a doable thing," Fauci told NBC News' "Meet the Press." Visit Business Insider's homepage f...
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Fauci says 2 new vaccines could be ready for US approval within weeks, not months

Dr. Anthony Fauci, irector of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Reuters, Al Drago/AFP via Getty Images Two more COVID-19 vaccines could be ready in the US within "weeks not months," Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday. The vaccines made by drugmakers AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson are currently in clinical trials. President-elect Joe Biden's goal of 100 million doses in 100 days is "an absolutely do-able thing," Fauci told NBC News. Visit Business Insider's homepage f...
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7% of Americans Have Had Covid-19

CNN reports: According to Johns Hopkins University's tally of cases in the United States, there have been at least 23,754,315 cases of coronavirus in the U.S., and at least 395,785 deaths. On Saturday, Johns Hopkins reported 198,218 new cases and 3,286 new deaths... On Friday, the CDC said new more contagious variants of the coronavirus will likely accelerate the spread of the virus and that means the US must double down on efforts to protect people. The U.S. Census Bureau calculates the co...
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All US special operators train for combat diving, but Navy SEALs take it to another level

Navy SEALs. U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Jayme Pastoric Special-operations units from each US military service branch train to conduct combat diving as a part of their missions. Navy SEALs take that capability further, however, practicing not only to travel through the water but to conduct underwater missions as well. With the military refocusing for a potential conflict in the vast Pacific region, that diving capability is taking on new importance. Visit B...
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Norwegian health officials have adjusted their advice on who gets a COVID-19 vaccine as 29 frail elderly people die

Svein Andersen, 67, is first in Norway to receive the Pfizer-Biontech COVID-19 vaccine in Oslo, Norway, on December 27, 2020. Fredrik Hagen/NTB/AFP via Getty Images Norwegian health officials have changed their advice on who gets a COVID-19 vaccine after more than 25 elderly people with underlying health conditions died. According to the agency, "all deaths" are linked to the Pfizer vaccine, which was the only one available in the country until Friday. However, Norwegian officials maintain...
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Kellyanne Conway told Bill Maher that she's 'disappointed' that Trump's accomplishments have been overlooked because of the Capitol riots

White House Senior Counselor Kellyanne Conway speaks to members of the media in the White House press briefing room on January 10, 2020. Alex Wong/Getty Former Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway said she believes the president's legacy will survive despite the US Capitol siege last week. In an interview with HBO's "Real Time" host Bill Maher on Friday, Conway said she is "disappointed" at the fact that many of Trump's accomplishments in the last four years have been overlooked. Conway condemne...
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Pakistan approves AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

A man and child with protective masks walk outside a market as the coronavirus disease pandemic continues, in Karachi, Pakistan, Akhtar Soomro/Reuters Pakistan's regulators approved AstraZeneca and Oxford University's COVID-19 shot for emergency use.  The shot will first be given to over-65s and healthcare workers, per The Associated Press.   Local governments and private firms were free to import the shot, reported Dawn, a local newspaper.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stori...
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India has begun the world's largest vaccination drive, as it gears up to carry out 300,000 inoculations a day

A healthcare worker reacts as she receives a dose of Covishield, a COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Serum Institute of India. Danish Siddiqui/Reuters India on Saturday began the world's largest COVID-19 vaccination drive, with a goal of about 300,000 inoculations a day.  About 165,714 people were vaccinated by Saturday evening, according to The Associated Press. Many of those vaccinated Saturday were frontline healthcare workers, according to The Hindu.  Visit Business Insider's homepage f...
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More than a year after the first COVID-19 case was discovered, more than 2 million people have died from the highly transmissible virus

Health workers in personal protective suits ferry the body of a man who died of COVID-19 on a handcart for cremation in New Delhi, India, May 28, 2020. AP Photo/Manish Swarup More than 2 million people worldwide have died from COVID-19 as of Friday.  The world hit one million COVID-19 deaths just three months ago.  The death toll is the equivalent to the entire country of Slovenia. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. More than a year after the first novel coronavirus case w...
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Coronavirus: Global virus death toll hits 2 million

By Chris Sherman, Maria Cheng, John Leicester and Joshua Goodman | Associated Press MEXICO CITY — The global death toll from COVID-19 topped 2 million Friday, crossing the threshold amid a vaccine rollout so immense but so uneven that in some countries there is real hope of vanquishing the outbreak, while in other, less-developed parts of the world, it seems a far-off dream. The numbing figure was reached just over a year after the coronavirus was first detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan. The...
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US could face 'perpetual' coronavirus infections as more contagious variants take hold, ex-FDA chief Scott Gottlieb warns

Former FDA Commissioner-designate Dr. Scott Gottlieb. Zach Gibson/Getty Images The US could face "perpetual" coronavirus infections as variants take hold, Dr. Scott Gottlieb said Thursday on CNBC. Variants first identified in the UK and South Africa are "going to build very quickly if we can't get protective immunity into the population," Gottlieb said. "The vaccine is really our only backstop against these variants taking hold," the former Food and Drug Administration commissioner warned....
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Coronavirus live news: hospitals in Brazilian state at breaking point amid oxygen shortage; global deaths near 2m

WHO moves emergency meeting forward by two weeks; Israel vaccinates 2m; US officials warn of ‘full resurgence’ of Covid in major population centresCovid surge in Brazil’s largest state leaves health workers begging for helpTesting times: how UK government fell short, again and againGreece presses case for vaccine passports but other EU states waryCovid vaccines and immunity: does past infection help?See all our coronavirus coverage 12.21am GMT The global coronavirus death toll currently stan...
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US officials warn ‘full resurgence’ of Covid in major population centers

White House coronavirus taskforce reports advocate for ‘aggressive action’ amid 23m confirmed cases in USAs coronavirus continues to tear across the US without any sign of slowing down, officials have warned there is a “full resurgence” in most major population centers – and that the country could see an additional 92,000 deaths in less than a month.There have been more than 23m confirmed Covid-19 cases in the US and 385,503 deaths, Johns Hopkins University’s most recent data revealed. Continue ...
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Many iOS Encryption Measures 'Unused,' Say Cryptographers

iOS does not utilize built-in encryption measures as much as it could do, allowing for potentially unnecessary security vulnerabilities, according to cryptographers at Johns Hopkins University (via Wired). Using publicly available documentation from Apple and Google, law enforcement reports about bypassing mobile security features, and their own analysis, the cryptographers assessed the robustness of iOS and Android encryption. The research found that while encryption infrastructure on iOS "s...
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Reconsidering Revolution

For the symposium on Gary Jeffrey Jacobsohn and Yaniv Roznai, Constitutional Revolution (Yale University Press, 2020). Emily Zackin Jacobsohn and Roznai begin their important look at constitutional revolution with the observation that, while this term appears throughout the literature on constitutional change, there is very little agreement about what it actually means. They point out that most definitions of the term “constitutional revolution” privilege form over function—that is, they re...
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