News Burst 13 December 2019
- Weekly Asteroid: NASA has been monitoring an asteroid which maintains an orbit around various bodies in the solar system and consistently passes through Earth’s orbit with the sun. 13 near-Earth objects in total are expected to fly past Earth in December of this year.
- Greta Thunberg is the perfect hero for an unserious time.
- IG Horowitz told Congressional investigators on Wednesday that FBI officials should have seriously reconsidered their surveillance efforts on former Trump campaign aide Carter Page in early 2017, when information they gathered cast significant doubt on their legal justification to surveil him.
- Cruz: “A lawyer at the FBI creates fraudulent evidence, alters an email that is in turn used as the basis for a sworn statement to the court that the court relies on. Am I stating that accurately?” Horowitz: “That’s correct. That’s what occurred”.
- James Comey: “So it was all lies. No treason. No spying on the campaign. No tapping Trumps wires. It was just good people trying to protect America.”
- A powerful space telescope, due for launch from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on 17 December 2019, will give scientists a new insight into the nature of planets outside our Solar System. Cheops, the ‘Characterising Exoplanet Satellite’, will study known exoplanets that are orbiting bright stars.
- IG Report: “We are deeply concerned that so many basic and fundamental errors were made by three separate, hand-picked investigative teams; on one of the most sensitive FBI investigations; after the matter had been briefed to the highest levels within the FBI; even though the information sought through use of FISA authority related so closely to an ongoing presidential campaign; and even though those involved with the investigation knew that their actions were likely to be subjected to close scrutiny. We believe this circumstance reflects a failure not just by those who prepared the FISA applications, but also by the managers and supervisors in the [investigation’s] chain of command, including FBI senior officials who were briefed as the investigation progressed.”
- Trump “Very Close To Big China Deal”.
- Protests over a bill giving fast track Indian citizenship to non-Muslims have engulfed the state of Assam. The government responded with a redeployment of troops, curfews, and a suspension of internet services.
- Congressional negotiators have reached an agreement “in principle” on all 12 spending bills, which would avoid yet another US government shutdown.
- At least five people were killed in a landslide at a gold mine in the province of Badakhshan in northeastern Afghanistan, while 35 others went missing. The territory is under the control of the Talibans.
- Soft Disclosure: “Venus is like the control case for Earth,” said Sue Smrekar at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. “We believe they started out with the same composition, the same water and carbon dioxide. And they’ve gone down two completely different paths. So why? What are the key forces responsible for the differences?”
- Russian law enforcement officers have raided the Moscow offices of Nginx, the company behind the world’s second most popular web server software, over a copyright infringement complaint filed by Rambler, a Russian Internet portal and email service provider. Rambler accused that Sysoev created the software in 2000 while he was working as a system administrator for the company. Thus, Rambler claims to own the copyright of the application.
- [We were expecting it] With its latest and last Patch for 2019, Microsoft is warning billions of its users of a new Windows zero-day vulnerability that attackers are actively exploiting in the wild in combination with a Chrome exploit to take remote control over vulnerable computers.
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