Nine Charged in SIM Hijacking Scheme

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Nine Charged in SIM #Hijacking Scheme | #TpromoCom #DOJ #Hacker #Hackers | The United States has indicted nine individuals with online identity theft and related charges, the U.S. Department of Justice announced.

Six of the individuals were charged with wire fraud in connection to the hacking group “The Community,” while three former employees of mobile phone providers were charged with wire fraud in relation to the conspiracy.

Charges were brought against Conor Freeman, 20, of Dublin, Ireland; Ricky Handschumacher, 25 of Pasco County, Florida; Colton Jurisic, 20 of, Dubuque, Iowa; Reyad Gafar Abbas, 19, of Rochester, New York; Garrett Endicott, 21, of Warrensburg, Missouri; Ryan Stevenson, 26, of West Haven, Connecticut; Jarratt White, 22 of Tucson, Arizona; Robert Jack, 22 of Tucson, Arizona; and Fendley Joseph, 28, of Murrietta, California.

The defendants are alleged members of “The Community,” a hacking group focused on stealing victims’ identities to perform cryptocurrency theft via “SIM Hijacking.”

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Artificial intelligence will sharpen the East-West divide

Artificial intelligence will sharpen the East-West divide | #TpromoCom #ArtificialIntelligence #AI #Politics | Technology is not a neutral tool. Its use is infused with the cultural ethos of those who deploy it.

Digital connectivity may have been conceived in the algorithmic imagination of Silicon Valley libertarians as a way to free the individual from institutions. But in the hands of China’s institutional civilization, shaped for millennia by a communitarian and authoritarian mindset, it further empowers the state.

The marriage of big data with the analytic capacities of intelligent machines has spawned twin big brothers: surveillance capitalism in the West and a monitory mandarinate in China. Neither fit within the original libertarian vision. Both invade privacy by tracking personal information, for social control in the East and for profit in the West.

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FCC’s Pai Criticizes False Missile Alert in Hawaii, House Schedules Hearing

FCC’s Pai Criticizes False Missile Alert in Hawaii, House Schedules Hearing | #TpromoCom #FCC #Hawaii #missile #falsealarm | FCC Chairman Ajit Pai criticized a false alert of an imminent missile attack broadcast to the homes and cellphones of the residents of Hawaii Jan. 13 using the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEAs). Pai said an investigation is underway, and the House subcommittee on communications and technology said it will hold a hearing on the investigation in coming weeks.

“The false emergency alert sent yesterday in Hawaii was absolutely unacceptable,” Pai said. “It caused a wave of panic across the state — worsened by the 38-minute delay before a correction alert was issued. Moreover, false alerts undermine public confidence in the alerting system and thus reduce their effectiveness during real emergencies.”

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50th Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich to Discuss National Security Threat of Aluminum Imports on Jan. 10 at The National Press Club in Washington D.C.

50th Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich to Discuss National Security Threat  | #TpromoCom #Gingrich #nationalsecurity # | of Aluminum Imports on Jan. 10 at The National Press Club in Washington D.C.

CTTF (China Trade Task Force), will hold a high-profile media event at the National Press Club to discuss the threat posed to U.S. national security by the significant deterioration of the U.S. primary aluminum industry and the need to adjust imports for the industry to restart idled production. In recent months, President Trump initiated a Section 232 national security investigation to explore the threats posed to the U.S. national and economic security by the continued deterioration of the U.S. aluminum industry due to the ongoing global excess capacity crisis.  To read the remainder of this news story, click here.

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