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US records 17% spike in hate crimes, African-Americans & Jews most targeted

The US has seen a 17 percent spike in hate crimes in 2017, with the majority of reported incidents targeting African-Americans and Jews, according to the FBI’s annual Hate Crimes Statistics report. The report, released on Tuesday by the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program, breaks down hate crime information from last year, broken down by location, offenders, bias types, ...

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American mercenary boasts of role in ‘targeted assassination program’ in Yemen

A Hungarian-Israeli security contractor based in the US, Abraham Golan, has claimed he ran a targeted assassination program in Yemen as part of the Saudi-led coalition currently waging a proxy war against Iran-backed Houthis. The US is supplying weapons, intelligence, and other support to the coalition, but Golan’s account, as told to BuzzFeed, reads like something out of a spy ...

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Israel targeted Black Lives Matter in bid to counter support for BDS – censored documentary leak

Footage leaked from an explosive, censored documentary on Israeli influence in the US reveals Israeli officials boasting of targeting Black Lives Matter and convincing Martin Luther King’s friend to write pro-Israel propaganda. Black Lives Matter (BLM) adopted support for the international Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement (which calls on Israel to end its illegal occupation of Palestinian lands) in 2016, ...

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Russophobia digest part 7: US military fires blame-Russia ray & RT is targeted

There’s a military flavor to this week’s Digest, because if there’s one weapon that can always be deployed to full effect it’s the trusty Russophobia Ray. Facts, geography and RT are all in the crosshairs this week. Here’s a look at the last seven days or so of Russophobia. Misinformation or just misinformed? A US Army colonel accused RT of ...

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Russian hackers not found… again: DNC retracts claim voter database targeted by cyber-attack

The latest alarming news on a sophisticated cyber-attack on the Democratic National Committee’s voter database may have cemented one’s worst fears over Russia hacking into the US elections… except it was really a “phishing test.” Bob Lord, the committee’s chief security officer, raised the alarm on Wednesday after detecting a fake login page that mimicked the access page for Votebuilder, ...

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'Chilling attack': Amnesty says employee targeted by 'hostile government' using Israeli-made spyware

Amnesty International has said that an employee was targeted by a sophisticated Israeli-made spyware, stressing that it was “a deliberate attempt” to snoop on the group by a government “hostile” to the organization’s work. The incident took place in June this year when an unnamed Amnesty employee received a cryptic message via WhatsApp messenger. It contained a malicious link to ...

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Russian hackers already targeted a Missouri senator up for reelection in 2018

A Democratic senator seeking reelection this fall appears to be the first identifiable target of Russian hacking in the 2018 midterm race. In a new story on the Daily Beast, Andrew Desiderio and Kevin Poulsen reported that Democratic Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill was targeted in a campaign-related phishing attack. That clears up one unspecified target from last week’s statement by ...

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Seattle’s new venture firm, Flying Fish, holds a first close on its targeted $80 million fund

The founding partners of the new Seattle-based venture firm Flying Fish met as angel investors deploying capital in the talent-heavy, cash-light region around Amazon and Microsoft’s corporate headquarters. “We’ve underperformed relative to the talent pool,” is how Heather Redman, one of the firm’s three founding partners, describes the region. Well, now Flying Fish has held a first close of $ 23 ...

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Seattle’s new venture firm, Flying Fish, holds a first close on its targeted $80 million fund

The founding partners of the new Seattle-based venture firm Flying Fish  met as angel investors deploying capital in the talent-heavy, cash-light region around Amazon and Microsoft’s corporate headquarters. “We’ve underperformed relative to the talent pool,” is how Heather Redman, one of the firm’s three founding partners describes the region. Well, now Flying Fish has held a first close of $ ...

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Israel threatens to renew targeted assassinations of Hamas leaders

An Israeli minister has threatened Hamas leadership with “targeted elimination,” after the Islamist militant group released a video of top IDF officers in a sniper rifle crosshairs, ahead of the weekly ‘March of Return’ protests. Ahead of the Friday ‘March of Return’ protest this week, Palestinian Islamic Jihad released a video threatening to shoot the “top commanders” of Israel Defence Forces ...

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