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Uber used secret program to block office computers and thwart police raids – report

Apart from evading law enforcement and flouting local laws and bans, ride-hailing company Uber allegedly used special technology to remotely lock down equipment in order to protect files from police raids. Read more From spring 2015 until late 2016, the firm’s employees in San Francisco regularly deployed the secret tool to shut off computers in Uber foreign offices to hide ...

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Assange doubles down on cryptocurrencies to thwart US ‘financial censorship’

Julian Assange has exposed an apparent attempt by the US intelligence apparatus to undermine funding to WikiLeaks, using institutions he established for the express purpose of protecting potential donors from the authorities. In a Twitter thread, posted Sunday, Assange alleges “politically induced financial censorship” that violates not only US donors’ First Amendment rights but also their right to freedom of ...

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Russia probe FBI agents’ texts imply scheme to thwart Trump 2016 victory

Text message exchanges between a former FBI agent and lawyer from 2016 suggest an insider scheme against then-candidate Donald Trump ahead of the alleged Trump-Russia collusion probe, which they both worked on. “I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office”— apparently a reference to Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe — “that there’s no way ...

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British spies thwart terror plot to ‘blow up & assassinate’ PM May – reports

British intelligence has allegedly foiled a terrorist plot to assassinate Prime Minister Theresa May, one of nine terrorist schemes thwarted so far by UK spies in 2017, local media are reporting. Two men were arrested last week for plotting terrorist atrocities in the UK, British news outlets reported Tuesday. Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, from north London, and Mohammed Aqib Imran, 21, ...

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European Union DERIDED over attempts to THWART Poland’s court control efforts

Dominika Cosic derided the decision of the European Commission’s vice-president, Frans Timmermans, to involve himself in domestic politics. Tens of thousands of Poles have taken to the street in protest to demand a veto on the controversial bill, which is sponsored by the ruling Law and Justice party (PiS). The Polish senate defied Brussels’ condemnation and mass protests to approve ...

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Macron 'faces so many challenges in France' he won't have time to thwart Brexit

Shanker Singham, director of economic policy at the Legatum Institute, expressed doubt over the newly-elected French Presidents ability to pressure the European Union into punishing the UK for leaving the bloc.  Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk, Mr Singham said: “I’m not sure how much power Macron is actually going have because the first thing he has got to do is figure ...

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Mosques and homes raided as police thwart ISIS terror threat in Germany

Police stormed 54 houses and businesses, as well as Islamic places of worship, resulting in the arrest of a Tunisian Isis recruiter. The state of Hesse was swarming with officers in the early hours of the morning as police targeted extremists in the country. The operation was combating “serious state-threatening violence” officials revealed after a 26-year-old Tunisian people smuggler for ...

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Federal judge grants emergency stay to thwart Trump's refugee ban

A federal judge in Brooklyn is allowing detained immigrants to stay in the U.S. following President Trump’s order blacklisting refugees from seven countries in the Middle East and Africa. The emergency ruling applies to detainees already in the United States, or those mid-flight, as the White House announced its migrant crackdown. The American Civil Liberties Union snagged the nationwide victory ...

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SEE IT: D.C. protesters furious, determined to thwart Trump

Even before Donald Trump took the oath of office, thousands of protesters descended on Washington with a message for the new commander-in-chief: You’re not my president. “It’s a scam,” declared Cathy Garley, 68, who took a bus from Rochester, N.Y., to the nation’s capital to express her displeasure. “It’s a junta.” She was among the thousands of anti-Trump demonstrators braving ...

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