Russia excluded from 30-country meeting to fight ransomware and cyber crime

Russia was not invited to attend a 30-country virtual meeting led by the United States that is aimed at combating the growing threat of ransomware and other cyber crime, a senior administration official said. Many ransomware gangs operate from Ukraine and Russia, private sector cybersecurity experts say. Some U.S. officials and analysts have said RussianContinue reading “Russia excluded from 30-country meeting to fight ransomware and cyber crime”

Most Canadians support health-care workers refusing treatment to threatening, disrespectful unvaccinated patients: Nanos survey

Nearly two-thirds of Canadians say they support health-care workers refusing treatment to threatening or disrespectful patients who are unvaccinated against COVID-19, according to a new survey from Nanos Research. The poll, conducted by Nanos Research and sponsored by CTV News, found that 40 per cent of Canadians support and 24 per cent somewhat support health-careContinue reading “Most Canadians support health-care workers refusing treatment to threatening, disrespectful unvaccinated patients: Nanos survey”

Revealed: pipeline company paid Minnesota police for arresting and surveilling protesters

Enbridge picked up the tab for police wages, training and equipment – and let county police know when it wanted demonstrators arrested The Canadian company Enbridge has reimbursed US police $2.4m for arresting and surveilling hundreds of demonstrators who oppose construction of its Line 3 pipeline, according to documents the Guardian obtained through a publicContinue reading “Revealed: pipeline company paid Minnesota police for arresting and surveilling protesters”

Facial Recognition: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

John Oliver takes a look at facial recognition technology, how it’s used by private companies and law enforcement, and why it can be dangerous.

U.S. prosecutors ask judge to sentence men accused of plotting ‘race war’ ahead of Va. gun rally as domestic terrorists

Federal prosecutors have requested that two members of The Base, a white-supremacist group, be sentenced as domestic terrorists after investigators accused them of planning to sow violence at the Virginia Capitol and assassinate the state’s speaker of the house. On Thursday night, the U.S. attorney’s office in Maryland filed a 45-page memo asking Judge TheodoreContinue reading “U.S. prosecutors ask judge to sentence men accused of plotting ‘race war’ ahead of Va. gun rally as domestic terrorists”

Racism contributed to Indigenous woman’s death in Canada: Coroner

Joyce Echaquan’s death in Quebec hospital last year after staff hurled insults at her sparked nationwide outcry. Racism and prejudice contributed to the death of Joyce Echaquan, an Indigenous mother of seven who died at a hospital in the Canadian province of Quebec after filming staff hurling insults at her, a coroner’s report has found. TheContinue reading “Racism contributed to Indigenous woman’s death in Canada: Coroner”

New Brunswick: Decision to end all COVID-19 measures was a mistake, says provincial infectious disease doctor

Dr. Gordon Dow says officials underestimated potential spread of delta variant in move to green phase The decision to end all COVID-19 restrictions at the end of July was a mistake, according to one of the province’s top infectious disease specialists.  Dr. Gordon Dow, an infectious disease expert with Horizon Health, acknowledged at a publicContinue reading “New Brunswick: Decision to end all COVID-19 measures was a mistake, says provincial infectious disease doctor”

Bizarre legal theory making anti-vaccine movement more extreme, experts warn

Opposition to public health measures vaults Freemen-on-the-land ideology into public eye The anti-vaccine movement in Canada is becoming increasingly radicalized thanks to a bizarre legal theory spreading through its ranks, according to multiple experts. Last week, protesters entered a school in Salmon Arm, B.C., to “serve” school officials with what lawyers say are bogus legal documents. The documents areContinue reading “Bizarre legal theory making anti-vaccine movement more extreme, experts warn”

China, Canada free detainees after Huawei exec deal with US – DW News

Two Canadians and a top Chinese executive are on their way home after a deal with US authorities put an end to a three year diplomatic spat. Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of China’s Huawei telecoms giant, was arrested in Canada in 2018 on US charges of violating sanctions. Weeks later Beijing detained twoContinue reading “China, Canada free detainees after Huawei exec deal with US – DW News”

Fed up with protests at schools, hospitals, Quebec premier prepares special law

Legault wants co-operation from opposition so bill can become law as soon as Thursday Quebec Premier François Legault says he will introduce a special bill to prevent anti-vaccination protests in front of places such as schools and hospitals because his “patience had reached its limit.”  “It’s important to leave our children and our patients in peace,” Legault told aContinue reading “Fed up with protests at schools, hospitals, Quebec premier prepares special law”

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