Monthly Archives: March 2020

FBI Warned Of Concerns Over ‘Biosecurity Risk’ From Chinese ‘Scientists’ Research In The U.S. After Intercepting SARS Virus And Flu Samples Illicitly Carried In Their Luggage A Year Before Coronavirus Outbreak

FBI Warned Of Concerns Over ‘Biosecurity Risk’ From Chinese ‘Scientists’ Research In The U.S. After Intercepting SARS Virus And Flu Samples Illicitly Carried In Their Luggage A Year Before Coronavirus Outbreak https://fortunascorner.com         Amelia Wynne posted a March 31, 2020 article to the website of the DailyMail.com, with the title above. Ms. Wynne […]

Chinese Researchers Isolated Deadly Bat Coronaviruses Near Wuhan Animal Market; Rasing The Possibility That COVID-19 Was Unwittingly Spread By An Infected Lab Worker From A Biosecurity Facility That Lacked Adequate/Proper Security Protocols

Chinese Researchers Isolated Deadly Bat Coronaviruses Near Wuhan Animal Market; Rasing The Possibility That COVID-19 Was Unwittingly Spread By An Infected Lab Worker From A Biosecurity Facility That Lacked Adequate/Proper Security Protocols   https://fortunascorner.com      The title above is from Bill Gertz’s March 30, 2020 article he posted to the Washington Times. For Mr. Gertz’s full […]

Pentagon Seeks To Classify Future Year Defense Spending Plans

The Pentagon has requested a number of legislative changes this year, in addition to the FYDP classification attempt. Among the notable requests are one that would remove the requirement for the Secretary of Defense to “notify the Senate and House Armed Services Committees whenever the Secretary establishes or modifies an end-of-quarter strength level;” requested the […]

Researchers See Spike In Suspicious Zoom Domains During Coronavirus Pandemic

Researchers see spike in suspicious Zoom domains during coronavirus pandemic The Hill · by Maggie Miller · March 30, 2020 Cyber criminals are increasingly setting up malicious websites tied to the video conferencing tool Zoom to target individuals during the coronavirus pandemic, researchers at software company Check Point found Monday. The researchers reported a 25 percent increase in […]

Putin’s Leadership Damaged By Chain Of Recent Blunders

Putin’s Leadership Damaged by Chain of Recent Blunders Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 17 Issue: 41 By: Pavel K. Baev March 30, 2020 04:01 PM Age: 15 mins (Source: Sputnik News) Russian society appears sharply divided regarding the indefinite extension of President Vladimir Putin’s “reign”—with 48 percent in favor and 47 against. Yet, amidst the present-day confusion […]

North Korea Fine Tunes Its Precision Strike Capabilities Amidst Pandemic

North Korea Fine Tunes its Precision Strike Capabilities Amidst Pandemic – Beyond Parallel beyondparallel.csis.org · by Victor Cha · March 30, 2020 March 30, 2020, by Share this page On March 29, 2020 at 6:10 am KST, North Korea launched two projectiles speculated to be short-range ballistic missiles from the Wonsan area in Kangwon province into the sea […]

North Korea ‘Is Using The Bodies Of Political Prisoners As FERTILISER To Grow Crops For Guards’, Former Captive Claims

North Korea ‘is using the bodies of political prisoners as FERTILISER to grow crops for guards’, former captive claims Daily Mail · by Michael Havis For Mailonline · March 31, 2020 North Korea is using the bodies of political prisoners as fertiliser to grow crops for the facility’s guards, a former captive has claimed. The former prisoner, who used […]

Cybersecurity Lawyer Who Flagged The WHO Hack Warns Of ‘Massive’ Remote Work Risks

Cybersecurity Lawyer Who Flagged The WHO Hack Warns Of ‘Massive’ Remote Work Risks NPR · by Mohamad ElBardicy · March 30, 2020 As a large number of companies opt to work from home, cybersecurity experts say it’s a hacker’s paradise. Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images Large numbers of companies are rolling out mandatory work-from-home policies to help limit the […]

China And Huawei Propose Reinvention Of The Internet

The proposal has caused concerns among western countries including the UK, Sweden and the US, who believe the system would splinter the global internet and give state-run internet service providers granular control over citizens’ internet use. It has gained the support of Russia, and potentially Saudi Arabia, according to western representatives at the ITU. “Below the surface, […]

The Thing That Determines A Country’s Resistance To The Coronavirus

Key point.     When the pandemic subsides, I suspect that we will have to discard simple dichotomies. The major dividing line in effective crisis response will not place autocracies on one side and democracies on the other. Rather, there will be some high-performing autocracies, and some with disastrous outcomes. There will be a similar, though […]