SEC Sued Over Gag Order to Prevent Exposure of Its Abuses
Jan10

SEC Sued Over Gag Order to Prevent Exposure of Its Abuses

(Michael Barnes, Liberty Headlines) The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is imposing a gag order on an American entrepreneur and his legal counsel, prohibiting them from talking about alleged abuses committed by the SEC. According to the Institute for Justice, a public-interest law firm, the government agency has stripped the entrepreneur, who cannot be identified by name, of his First Amendment rights simply because “it wants...

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Trump visits Paris; French President wants to form a “true European army”
Nov13

Trump visits Paris; French President wants to form a “true European army”

French President Emmanuel Macron last week called for the creation of a “true European army.” The comment follows mounting pressure from the Trump Administration for NATO members to spend more on defense. “When President Trump has to protect or to defend one of the states of the United States, he doesn’t ask France or Germany, or another government of Europe to finance it,” said Macron....

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Trump sends 5,200 troops to Mexico border as caravan advances
Oct30

Trump sends 5,200 troops to Mexico border as caravan advances

The United States said on Monday it will send over 5,200 troops to help secure the border with Mexico, a far larger-than-expected deployment as President Donald Trump hardens his stance on immigration ahead of Nov. 6 mid-term elections.  The deployment will create an active-duty force comparable in size to the U.S. military contingent in Iraq, as Trump’s administration draws attention to a caravan of migrants that is trekking...

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New Global Research Shows That Digital Transformation Heightens Risks of Costly Cyberattack
Oct24

New Global Research Shows That Digital Transformation Heightens Risks of Costly Cyberattack

ESI ThoughtLab has partnered with the Wall Street Journal’s WSJ Pro Cybersecurity, the Security Industry Association and a cross-industry coalition to release a global benchmarking study of  cybersecurity at 1,300 companies; the researh shows that digital transformation is exposing companies to higher and more costly cyber risks. According to the study, companies whose cybersecurity practices do not keep pace with their digital...

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Department of Justice and Department of Interior Team Up for Major Expansion of Tribal Access to National Crime Information Databases
Oct24

Department of Justice and Department of Interior Team Up for Major Expansion of Tribal Access to National Crime Information Databases

The Department of Justice and the Department of the Interior announced a dramatic expansion of the federal government’s key program that provides tribes with access to national crime information databases, the Justice Department’s Tribal Access Program for National Crime Information (TAP).  By the end of 2019, the Justice Department will expand the number of TAP participating tribes by more than 50 percent—from 47 tribes to 72.  The...

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