Archive | January 25, 2017

Google Permanently Bans 200 ‘Fake News’ Sites*

Google Permanently Bans 200 ‘Fake News’ Sites*

By Tyler Durden

The crackdown has begun.

In a blog post by Scott Spencer, director of product management for sustainable ads, posted on Wednesday, Google said it has banned 200 publishers from accessing its Adsense advertising service for posting fake news stories. Google said it had cracked down on sites which contained 1) Ads for illegal products;

2) Misleading ads;

3) Bad ads on mobile;

4) Ads trying to game the system and,

5) Promoting and profiting from bad sites. But the emphasis was on the so-called “fake news” category which has dominated media buzz for the past two months.

This is how Spencer explained his action:

“In 2016, we saw the rise of tabloid cloakers, a new type of scammer that tries to game our system by pretending to be news. Cloakers often take advantage of timely topics—a government election, a trending news story or a popular celebrity—and their ads can look like headlines on a news website. But when people click on that story about Ellen DeGeneres and aliens, they go to a site selling weight-loss products, not a news story.

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We’ve had long-standing policies prohibiting AdSense publishers from running ads on sites that help people deceive others, like a site where you buy fake diplomas or plagiarized term papers. In November, we expanded on these policies, introducing a new AdSense misrepresentative content policy, that helps us to take action against website owners misrepresenting who they are and that deceive people with their content.”

Google has faced criticism over its handling of fake news stories, including allowing a fake news website to rise to the top of its results displaying an incorrect story claiming that President Trump had won the popular vote.

In his post explaining how Google attempted to crack down on “bad ads, sites and scammers,” Spencer explained that Google had expanded its policies against misleading websites in November, leading to the crackdown.

“From November to December 2016, we reviewed 550 sites that were suspected of misrepresenting content to users, including impersonating news organizations.  We took action against 340 of them for violating our policies, both misrepresentation and other offenses, and nearly 200 publishers were kicked out of our network permanently”

In total, Google took down 1.7 billion ads that they found in violation of their policies in 2016, more than double the 780 million they removed in 2015.

It wasn’t just fake news: Google provided the following examples of common policy violations among bad sites in 2016:

  • We took action on 47,000 sites for promoting content and products related to weight-loss scams.
  • We took action on more than 15,000 sites for unwanted software and disabled 900,000 ads for containing malware.
  • And we suspended around 6,000 sites and 6,000 accounts for attempting to advertise counterfeit goods, like imitation designer watches.

Some of the more conventional bans were the result of Google adding a policy mid-year prohibiting ads for payday loans, considered predatory. Roughly five million payday loan ads were disabled over the latter six months of 2016. Also among those the removed ads were what Google calls “tabloid cloakers.” These advertisers run what look like links to news headlines, but when the user clicks, an ad for a product such as a weight loss supplement pops up. Google suspended 1,300 accounts engaged in tabloid cloaking in 2016.

Spencer concludes:

In addition to all the above, we support industry efforts like the Coalition for Better Ads to protect people from bad experiences across the web. While we took down more bad ads in 2016 than ever before, the battle doesn’t end here. As we invest in better detection, the scammers invest in more elaborate attempts to trick our systems. Continuing to find and fight them is essential to protecting people online and ensuring you get the very best from the open web.

Google has not disclosed the list of 200 sites it had permanently banned.

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Israel’s Ex-Chief Rabbi Goes to Jail for Corruption*

Israel’s Ex-Chief Rabbi Goes to Jail for Corruption*

A former Israeli chief rabbi has taken a plea deal in a Jerusalem court for corruption and will now serve three and a half years in prison.

Yona Metzger

In addition to imprisonment, Yona Metzger must pay a $1.3 million fine. The state will also foreclose on his apartment in central Tel Aviv.

In 2013, Metzger stepped down amidst charges of breach of trust, fraud, tax offenses, money laundering, theft, and accepting bribes. He was accused of using charity donations for profit, and accepting bribes for changing his opinion on various matters.

Metzger was investigated by Israel Police’s national fraud unit, the Lahav 433, for alleged scams being run by the rabbi. After the case was turned over to the Jerusalem District Attorney’s office, police found that the rabbi had stashed $200,000 with a sister in Haifa, and over $11,300 in various books hidden throughout his home.

On Wednesday, Metzger’s attorney Tal Gabai told Israeli media that the disgraced rabbi has “taken responsibility” for his crimes.

Metzger is now the highest-ranking rabbi to go to prison for corruption.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is also currently under investigation for corruption and bribes.

“Israel’s former president Moshe Katsav was paroled last month after serving more than five years of a seven-year prison term for rape. Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is also currently serving time for corruption,” the Times of Israel reports.

Metzger was questioned over suspicion of bribery in 2005, but the case was dropped by the attorney general.

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Gambian President was Installed by the CIA*

Gambian President was Installed by the CIA*

By Wayne Madsen

Gambian President and dictator Yahya Jammeh, facing a combined military force composed of Senegalese army troops, the Nigerian air force, and troops from Mali, Ghana, and Togo, has agreed to relinquish the presidency of Gambia. On December 1, 2016, Jammeh was defeated for re-election in a surprise upset by his little-known rival Adama Barrow. Jammeh received only 45% of the vote.

During the election campaign Jammeh vowed in an interview with the BBC to «rule for one billion years». After initially conceding defeat to Barrow, Jammeh reneged on his promise to step down and announced he would remain as president.

The Economic Community of West African Countries (ECOWAS) decided that Jammeh had to go, a stance ironically supported by the United States, which had assisted Jammeh in overthrowing Gambia’s democratically-elected president, Sir Dauda K. Jawara, in 1994.

After Jammeh refused ECOWAS’s, the African Union’s, and the United Nations Security Council’s demands to leave office and permit Barrow to assume the presidency, ECOWAS mobilized its military forces. On January 19, 2017, Barrow was sworn in as president in the Gambian embassy in Dakar, the Senegalese capital. Hours later, Senegalese troops began to enter Gambia and Nigerian air force jets buzzed the Gambian capital of Banjul. The presidents of Mauritania and Guinea flew to Banjul to urge Jammeh to leave office peacefully. Jammeh’s fate was sealed when Major General Ousman Badjie, the commander of the Gambian armed forces, recognized Barrow as Gambia’s commander-in-chief.

The demand from the United States for Jammeh to relinquish power was a display of absolute hypocrisy since Washington had not only installed Jammeh into power but two successive U.S. presidents warmly welcomed the military ruler to the White House. Jammeh, who owns a $3.5 million mansion in Potomac, Maryland, was warmly greeted by President Barack Obama at the 2014 and 2015 U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summits in Washington. President George W. Bush greeted Jammeh at the U.S.-Africa Business Summit in Washington in 2003. With the protection of the State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service, Jammeh’s Moroccan-born wife, Zineb Jammeh, ran up huge totals at the Washington area’s fashionable shopping malls. She also settled on Sam’s Club, a wholesale discount store, to buy massive amounts of household goods. Jammeh is a textbook case of CIA-sponsored kleptocracy on a grand scale.

Under Jammeh, Gambia continued to be a strategic ally of the United States. The kleptocratic Gambian leader permitted the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to maintain an emergency landing site for NASA’s space shuttle in the country and Gambia participated with the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency in the post-9/11 rendition program.

Before being installed as Gambia’s dictator, Jammeh had received training from the Pentagon. Merely a lieutenant in the Gambian National Army. In 1993, Jammeh attended the notorious «School of the Americas» in Fort Benning, Georgia. The school has trained some of Latin America’s most notorious military dictators and death squad commanders. While in Fort Benning, Jammeh was made an honorary citizen of the state of Georgia. The following year, and before he launched his coup, Jammeh attended the Military Police Officers Basic Course (MPOBC) at Fort McClellan, Alabama. He was also made an honorary Lieutenant Colonel in the Alabama State Militia. Jammeh continued to collect American honorifics, including being made an admiral in the non-existent Navy of the State of Nebraska. The corny title is bestowed by the governor of Nebraska to prominent citizens, who have not only included African dictators like Jammeh and his fellow CIA-supported kleptocrat, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea, but to the likes of George W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, and Queen Elizabeth II.

It was during the administration of President Bill Clinton that the green light was given for Jammeh to be installed in a CIA-led coup in Gambia.

On July 24, 1994, President Jawara was at his palace in Banjul entertaining the commanding officer of the visiting U.S. Navy tank landing ship, the USS La Moure County. Also present was U.S. ambassador to Gambia, Andrew Winter, a career foreign service officer who represented a new breed of U.S. ambassador – one that routinely and publicly involved himself in the domestic political affairs of the nation to which they were posted. While Jawara and the ship’s commander exchanged diplomatic niceties, junior army officers, led by Jammeh, staged a coup against the democratically elected government.

Following the announcement of the coup, La Moure County’s skipper could only offer Jawara; Lady Chilele Jawara, one of his two wives; 14 of his 19 children; and his finance minister and police inspector-general a ride to his ship and American protection. Once on board, Jawara was permitted to use the vessel’s communications equipment to contact his military leaders. To Jawara’s dismay, the coup leader, Jammeh, had arrested Colonel Boubakar Dada, the head of Gambia’s 800-strong army, along with ten Nigerian military advisers.

Instead of stepping in to help the Gambian leader, who had known every American president since John F. Kennedy, the Clinton administration merely offered to mediate between Jawara and the rebels. State Department spokeswoman Sondra McCarty suggested the United States was «trying to facilitate dialogue between the two side,» as if the Jammeh and his coup partners possessed legitimacy.

The U.S. Navy ship took Jawara to neighbouring Senegal where he was granted political asylum by its government. Jawara’s relationship with Senegal had become testy in recent years. In 1982, Jawara and President Abdou Diouf had agreed to establish the Sene-gambian Confederation. Many Gambians criticized the agreement as a de facto annexation of Gambia by Senegal as its 11th region. Sensing the opposition of his people, Jawara scrapped the confederation in 1989. However, this decision did not meet with the favour of the U.S. State Department’s incoming breed of African specialists, who were enthusiastic about African integration. In their view, Jawara seemed to be swimming against the tide and an anachronism that should be dealt with appropriately. After being «dealt with» by the CIA, Jawara eventually took up residence in England.

Ambassador Winter never made a demand that the junta step down and allow Jawara to return to his office in The Quadrangle in Banjul to resume his presidency. The CIA and the Pentagon has already invested heavily in Jammeh as «their man». Jammeh’s pre-coup military training in the United States is similar to that of Rwandan dictator Paul Kagame, who was trained at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas before he left in 1994 to lead an invasion of Rwanda from Uganda, after which, he took over the government.

Witnessing the extreme measures the United States was taking to restore ousted Haitian President Jean Bertrand Aristide to power,

Jawara said: «We have an even stronger case than Haiti».

He added: «I will feel very let down if military rule is allowed to take root [in Gambia]».

However, Bill Clinton would not only deal harshly with Gambia but, in the end, Bill and Hillary Clinton eschewed Aristide after they turned Haiti into their personal cash cow. Thanks to the double dealing and corruption of the Clintons, Gambia and Haiti both fell under kleptocratic regimes. Jawara remained exiled in England and Aristide was, for a time, exiled to South Africa after being ousted in a CIA-initiated coup in 2004.

The United States is fond of calling for democracy in countries like Gambia, Haiti, and Rwanda, but those calls come after the CIA destabilized the countries with military coups. Uncle Sam shamelessly wears the hat of a supreme hypocrite.

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Engineered National Health Service Meltdown in the U.K.*

Engineered National Health Service Meltdown in the U.K.*

In defence of the NHS

In defence of the NHS

By Carlyn Harvey

The writing is on the wall for the future of free NHS doctors’ appointments.

On 25 January, GP leaders in England revealed that they are drawing up plans to introduce charges for out-of-hours GP appointments and procedures. Meanwhile, on the same day, GP chiefs in Northern Ireland agreed [paywall] to allow GPs to resign from the NHS entirely.

These alarming developments expose how close the NHS is to ruin. And they should serve as a stark wake-up call to anyone still in doubt that the Tories would dare to butcher Britain’s most treasured institution.

Making England pay

The plans to begin charging for out-of-hours services in England are being drawn up by Local Medical Committees (LMCs). These committees represent GPs locally and nationally. They also work with the General Practitioners Committee (GPC) of the British Medical Association (BMA).

The charged services would fall outside of GPs’ NHS contracted work. And payments between GPs and patients would be arranged through a third-party company.

Speaking to Pulse, Oxfordshire LMC leader Dr Prit Buttar explained:

“They [GPs] will offer practice services, for example, if someone wants a minor operation but can only do this in an evening, then they can do this by charging a small fee.”

Buttar says it is a system that LMCs have been discussing across England. And he claims LMCs could implement it nationally by the close of 2017. He also explained why LMCs are considering the change:

“There is a huge gulf between the resources the nation has put into general practice and what it expects. You can either reduce demand or you can increase the funding, and if the state will not increase funding, we have to do it some other way”

Last year, LMCs suggested that England’s GPC hold a ballot on whether GPs could resign from the NHS if more funding was not forthcoming. The ballot did not go ahead, as NHS England promised to negotiate over the issue.

But Wallsall LMC medical secretary and GPC member Dr Uzma Ahmad commented:

“We are going to wait for three months – if nothing positive comes up I think other regions might follow this plan. We need to safeguard ourselves… There has to be some other way to continue to practice”

The precedent

In Northern Ireland, the GPC has agreed [paywall] to collect resignations of GPs from the NHS. Its decision on 25 January means that in-hours GP appointments and procedures in the country will likely be chargeable, in areas where the resignations reach a “critical mass”. At a GPC meeting in October 2016, attending GPs overwhelmingly supported the plan.

The resignation of Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness earlier in January triggered the GPC decision. Undated resignations from GPs had already been submitted to provoke a rescue plan being put in place by the Northern Ireland Assembly. The Assembly had approved the plan, but its future is unclear after the political upheaval McGuinness’ resignation generated.

Appointments may cost [paywall] around £45 in areas where GPs resign from the NHS and work privately. Speaking to Pulse, chair of the BMA Northern Ireland GP committee Dr Tom Black said [paywall]:

“There is a view in BMA House that we’re falling into a trap – that the politicians want us to go private, and they want it to be our decision and not theirs.

Maybe we are. But I don’t have a choice here, because if we stay inside the NHS with the funding levels and the workforce levels, we won’t have a GP service.”

Going, going, gone

The workload, staffing and funding crisis is worse in Northern Ireland, according to its GPC. But as the LMCs’ newest plan shows, there are severe problems in England too.

And one sure fire way of ensuring that GPs in either part of the U.K. fall into the ‘trap’ of advancing the privatisation of the NHS is the government underfunding it as a public service. As we have previously reported at The Canary, most NHS providers are now in deficit. While piece by piece, the NHS is being sold off to the highest private bidder.

Now, due to excessive workloads, under-staffing and a lack of funding, our GPs are considering private options too. It’s becoming impossible to deny that we’re close to calling time on our NHS.

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U.K. PM Bows to Pressure to Spell out ‘Brexit Plan’ Details*

U.K. PM Bows to Pressure to Spell out ‘Brexit Plan’ Details*

By Jon Stone

Theresa May has pledged to release a Brexit “white paper” to spell out the Government’s plans for Britain outside the E.U.

Ms May was responding to calls by potential Conservative rebels and Labour to give more detail on what she wanted the U.K. to look like after it left the E.U.

“I have been clear, as have senior ministers, that we will ensure that Parliament has every opportunity to provide that scrutiny on this issue as we go through this process,” she told the House of Commons at Prime Minister’s Questions.

“I set out that bold plan for a global Britain last week and I recognise there is an appetite in this House to see that plan set out in a white paper … I can confirm that our plan will be set out in a white paper published in this House.”

Ms May would not say when the white paper would be published when she was asked by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

The Prime Minister has pledged to trigger Article 50 by the end of March, starting the negotiating process.

The Government has previously said explaining its negotiating position to MPs in detail would put it at a disadvantage.

Rumours of a rebellion by pro-E.U. Conservative MPs and calls by Labour for a white paper however appear to have pushed the Government to take further action.

Issues still to be established include the nature of any new immigration controls and the extent of free trade with the E.U. and other trading blocs.

Ms May gave a broad outline of her approach in a speech last week. She ruled out single market membership and retention of the European Court of Justice.

The Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that MPs must be given a vote in order to trigger Article 50. A bill is expected to be introduced by the Government as early as this week.

Keir Starmer, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, commenting on the Government’s announcement that they will publish a White Paper, said:

“This is a significant and welcome U-turn from the Prime Minister.

“Labour has repeatedly called for the Government to publish a plan for Brexit before Article 50 is triggered and we made clear Labour would table amendments on this to the Article 50 Bill.

“This U-turn comes just 24 hours after David Davis seemed to rule out a White Paper, and failed to answer repeated questions from MPs on all sides of the House.

“The Prime Minister now needs to confirm that this White Paper will be published in time to inform the Article 50 process, and that it will clear up the inconsistencies, gaps and risks outlined in her speech.”

 

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Trump Will Sign Order to Build Wall, Ban Refugees, Muslims*

Trump Will Sign Order to Build Wall, Ban Refugees, Muslims*

He might be doing refugees and migrants a favour…. But he ignores the fact that the U.S. is built upon white migrants colonization, and indigenous blood. Note the 7 Muslim countries banned are the ones that the U.S. is currently invading.

Trump will sign orders to build the U.S.-Mexico border wall, ban refugees, and suspend travel from seven majority Muslim-countries.

On Wednesday U.S. President Donald Trump will sign a series of executive orders to initiate construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, immediately invoke a ban on refugees, and deny entry to the U.S. for travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries, according to multiple anonymous sources.

On Tuesday night, the president sent out a Tweet promising a “big day” Wednesday on national security issues.

Just one hour later both The Guardian and Reuters reported that unnamed congressional aides and “immigration experts” briefed on the plans said Trump will sign an order to allocate funds to begin construction of a wall on the 2, 000-mile U.S.-Mexico border and immediately ban most refugees from entering the country.

The sources said Trump would also immediately suspend the issuing of Visas to any travelers from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.

According to the sources, Trump’s orders banning refugees would include an exception for “religious minorities escaping persecution,” which – given Trump’s widespread support among Christian extremists – likely will only be applied to Christians trying to leave majority-Muslim countries.

Under President Obama, the U.S. had approved accepting 110,000 refugees- a tiny fraction of the millions fleeing U.S. wars in North Africa and the Middle East – in the 2017 fiscal year.

NBC reported late Tuesday that the border wall-related order on Wednesday will shift federal funding already allocated to other programs towards the wall project.

Trump’s proposal to build a border wall with Mexico- and make Mexico pay for it- was one of the few specific policy proposals in his racist campaign against Latino migrants living and working in the U.S.

Despite Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto’s insistence that Mexico “absolutely will not pay” for the wall, Trump has maintained that while the U.S. might pay for the up-front construction costs, Mexico will reimburse the U.S. after the project is complete.

Trump has repeatedly said that the construction of the wall is the first phase of his plan to forcibly deport up to 3 million migrants currently living in the U.S. The Mexican president is scheduled to meet Trump in Washington next week.

The ban on refugees and travelers from the seven named countries could include an order to border agents to refuse entry to people who have already been issued visas as part of the U.S. government’s uniquely stringent screening process, where refugees and travelers can go through up to two years of intense background checks and interviews.

During his Islamophobic campaign, Trump explicitly called for a ban on all Muslims entering the U.S. Some have speculated that while the refugee and travel bans announced Wednesday will not explicitly target Muslims, they still might trigger human rights lawsuits given that the travel bans are all leveled at Muslim majority countries.

The sources said the bans on refugees and travelers will be temporary, imposed until the Trump administration can create a vaguely defined “extreme vetting” process. No timeline was given for how long that might take.

Trump will sign the orders to coincide with a swearing-in ceremony for John Kelly, Trump’s recently-approved choice to be secretary of the department of homeland security. Kelly was previously the general in charge of U.S. Southern Command, tasked with persecuting the U.S. War on Drugs in Central and Latin America.

Kelly was recently approved by the Senate despite his failure to disclose the conflict of interest surrounding his lobbying work for defense industry contractors Michael Baker International and Sallyport Global.

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Bill Quietly Introduced to Withdraw U.S. from the U.N.*

Bill Quietly Introduced to Withdraw U.S. from the U.N.*

The precursor to the U.N. was the League of Nations. Wilson returned home determined to persuade the American people to join the League.  Congress refused either to accept the Treaty or to join the League.  The American people turned their backs on Europe – HE Snellgrove, Modern World History (1968)

Following Brzezinski Zbigniew speech to CFR it’s apparent U.S. Deep State is attempting to undermine and usurp the U.N. in order to achieve their New World Order…

A Republican-proposed House Resolution has quietly slipped past the public radar – proposing that the United States withdraw its membership from the United Nations, just as another bill was being concocted to cut US funding to the body.

The bill, proposed by Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL), entitled American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2017, seeks a complete U.S. withdrawal from the U.N., that the international body remove its headquarters from New York and that all participation be ceased with the World Health Organization as well.

Rogers and other prominent Republicans have repeatedly voiced the idea that U.S. taxpayer money should not go to an organization that does not promote U.S. interests – especially one that does not stick up for Israel together with the U.S. The new document is merely the latest manifestation of sentiment that has been brewing for some time.

The bill was quietly introduced on January 3 and was passed on to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. If approved, the bill would take two years to take effect. It would also repeal the United Nations Participation Act of 1945, signed in the aftermath of WWII.

“The President shall terminate all membership by the United States in the United Nations in any organ, specialized agency, commission, or other formally affiliated body of the United Nations…The United States Mission to the United Nations is closed. Any remaining functions of such office shall not be carried out,” according to the text of HR 193.

The bill would also prohibit “the authorization of funds for the U.S. assessed or voluntary contribution to the U.N.,” which would also include any military or peacekeeping expenditures, the use of the U.S. military by the U.N., and the loss of “diplomatic immunity for U.N. officers or employees” on U.S. soil.

Rogers had tried to pass the same bill in 2015, albeit unsuccessfully.

“Why should the American taxpayer bankroll an international organization that works against America’s interests around the world?” Rogers asked at the time in defense of his idea.

“The time is now to restore and protect American sovereignty and get out of the United Nations.”

Another supporter of HR 193, Rend Paul (R-KY) also put it like this in January 2015:

“I dislike paying for something that two-bit Third World countries with no freedom attack us and complain about the United States… There’s a lot of reasons why I don’t like the U.N., and I think I’d be happy to dissolve it,” added the Kentucky senator.

Later, in June 2015, Rogers had introduced his document – then named HR 1205, but essentially the same USExit idea he’s proposing now.

“The U.N. continues to prove it’s an inefficient bureaucracy and a complete waste of American tax dollars.” Rogers went on to name treaties and actions he believes “attack our rights as U.S. citizens.”

These included gun provisions, the imposition of international regulations on American fossil fuels – but more importantly, the U.N. attack on Israel, by voting to grant Palestine the non-member state ‘permanent observer’ status.

“Anyone who is not a friend to our ally Israel is not a friend to the United States.”

That same logic was used this January when House Republicans prepared a legislation that would decrease – even potentially eliminate – U.S. funding to the U.N. According to calculations by the conservative Heritage Foundation, the U.S. provides over 22% of all U.N. funding.

The bill to cut the funding was introduced shortly after the UNSC voted 14-0 to condemn the continued construction of illegal Israeli settlements – the resolution Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu considered a backstab from the U.S., which declined to veto it, as per former President Barack Obama’s suddenly critical attitude to Israel at the end of his presidency.

Still, the resolution vote came the same year the Obama administration awarded Israel with its largest military aid package ever, signing a memorandum of understanding in September that would give it $38 billion over 10 years.

However, with Donald Trump now in power, many Republicans seem to be attacking the idea of participating in the U.N. or cutting funding with renewed fervor.

Each year, the U.S. gives approximately $8 billion in mandatory payments and voluntary contributions to the international peace agency and its affiliated organizations. About $3 billion of that sum goes the U.N.’s regular peacekeeping budgets.

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Russia Foiled 70 million Cyber Attacks in 2016*

Russia Foiled 70 million Cyber Attacks in 2016*

By Jim W. Dean

[Editor’s Note: This story reminds me of the old grandma saying, “Better late than never”. I had always been wondering why the Russians, which I assumed to be under constant massive cyber attacks, did not put out the statistics on them. They finally have.

Of course Western media will have no interest in this revelation whatsoever, as 70 million attacks are primarily Western attacks, with the motherload coming from the U.S. Note the last paragraph mentioning where most of the servers are located.

I was dreaming that I might see at least a mention for Israel, but alas Moscow continues to have a blind eye to what the hardcore Zionists to do them, along with everyone else on the planet, conduct war against them by all means possible.

The short story there is Israel being a wholesale espionage operation, going not only after stuff that is critical to them, but everything it can get its hands on to sell or trade, to defer the cost of it all.

Don’t hold your breath on seeing a Congressional investigation on this anomaly any time soon. We could not even investigate 9-11 competently due to insider corruption. Going back to the glory days of IBM, the US always had a big lead on all things computer-wise, and that naturally expanded into cyber offensive operations.

Those on the receiving end were back on their heels for the many years it took for them to catch up, but they are up to speed now. That is why you are seeing what coverage their is now, with one huge exception. In the West, with its free press, there are no stories about Western or NATO cyberwarfare. Imagine that. I guess all the investigative journalists and big media houses just must have been too busy.

There was the token exception on the Iranian nuclear reprocessing plant attack, which was proven to be a peaceful program, but could have resulted in a major nuclear contamination attack as it was designed to destroy the working centrifuges. As Gordon would say, “Welcome to how the world really works.”Jim W. Dean ]

… from Press TV

Russia’s principal security service says the country has fended off 70 million cyber attacks targeting its critical information infrastructure over the past year, mostly from abroad.

“Seventy million cyberattacks [targeted] relevant facilities of the Russian Federation during this year,” said Nikolay Murashov, a spokesman for Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB), on Tuesday.

He was testifying before a State Duma committee for information policy.

“At present, Russia has sufficient potential in the development of means of information security,” Murashov said, RT reported Wednesday.

The development came after recent claims by the administration of former U.S. president Barack Obama that Russia hacked into computer networks linked to the Democratic Party to tilt the 2016 presidential election in favor of the then-candidate Donald Trump. Obama vowed unspecific counter-measures.

According to the report, the parliamentary committee meeting which Murashov was testifying at deliberated over a bill that requires all companies deemed to be a part of Russia’s critical infrastructure to be equipped with tools to counter potential cyberattacks.

The bill is titled “On the Security of Critical Infrastructure of the Russian Federation” and stipulates that companies listed as belonging to critical infrastructure also report potential hacking attempts against them to relevant state institutions and cooperate in subsequent investigations.

Earlier this month, chief of Russia’s Security Council Nikolay Patrushev told the daily Rossiyskaya Gazeta that Moscow had witnessed “a growing number of attempts to inflict damage on Russian information systems from abroad” by means of hacking attacks and unlawful collection of personal data.

Patrushev said that while the former Obama administration was constantly accusing Russia of hacking,

“all major internet servers are located on U.S. territory and are used by Washington for intelligence and other purposes aimed at retaining [U.S.] dominance in the world.”

Source*

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