More deaths now in U.S. from coronavirus than 9/11 terror attacks

The coronavirus has now killed more Americans than the 9/11 terror attacks. Read the rest

Spying on everyone to combat COVID-19 will further erode civil liberties just like 9/11, privacy advocates warn

Tracking entire populations now with electronic surveillance, facial recognition, and biosecurity sensors to combat the coronavirus pandemic will inevitably mean even more invasive forms of government spying later, privacy advocates warn. Read the rest

Trump met with Brazil official who has coronavirus

📷 Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s communications secretary, Fabio Wajngarten [RIGHT] instagrammed this selfie of himself hanging out with Trump and Pence before he tested positive for coronavirus.

Bolsonaro's press secretary hung out with Trump and Pence on Saturday and today tested positive for coronavirus.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence both met this week with a government official from Brazil who has since tested positive for coronavirus. Read the rest

CDC may ground flights if airlines fail to collect data on coronavirus-prone flyers

Penalties include fines as high as $500,000 as well as jail time of up to a year.

Trump administration to begin taking DNA samples from migrants crossing border or in detention for federal criminal database

'Rule will require immigration officers to collect cheek swabs from what could amount to hundreds of thousands of people a year '

CDC: 'coronavirus is inevitable.' Trump: 'not inevitable.'

“The risk to the American people remains very low,” Trump said, flanked by VP Pence and US public health officials.

Each Wuhan coronavirus patient infects 2 or 3 new people, scientific analyses show

“It is unclear at the current time whether this outbreak can be contained within China”

Son of Ghostnet: the mobile malware that targets Tibetans abroad

Citizen Lab (previously) is one of the world's top research institutions documenting cyber-attacks against citizen groups, human rights activists, journalists and others; ten years ago, they made their reputation by breaking a giant story about "Ghostnet," malicious software that the Chinese state used to convert the computers of the world's Tibetan embassies into spying devices. Read the rest

Court strikes down Iowa's unconstitutional ag-gag law

"Ag-gag" laws -- which ban the collection of evidence of wrongdoing on farms, from animal cruelty to food-safety violations -- are a sterling example of how monopolism perpetuates itself by taking over the political process. Read the rest