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VICE News: Moscow’s Facial Recognition Tech Will Outlast the Coronavirus (16 Apr 2020)

MOSCOW – The Russian capital is home to a network of 178,000 surveillance cameras. Thousands of these cameras are already connected to facial recognition software under a program called “Safe City.” Police claim the technology has helped arrest more than 300 people. Now, as part of the response to COVID-19, authorities are trying to bring… Continue reading VICE News: Moscow’s Facial Recognition Tech Will Outlast the Coronavirus (16 Apr 2020)

“The Russians” Documentary by Deutsche Welle

The following videos are part of a series called “The Russians” which is a 6-part documentary project produced by Deutsche Welle of Germany. The series is described as follows: The leading question behind this series is: how do people in the Urals, in Siberia, at the Arctic Circle tick? What do the young strive for,… Continue reading “The Russians” Documentary by Deutsche Welle

Coronavirus in Italy: Cuba, China and Russia send send medical aid

“In Italy authorities said on Sunday that a further 651 people had died from the coronavirus. That’s fewer than Saturday’s record number of deaths, but is still the second-worst day so far. Italy has closed non-essential businesses to try to control the outbreak. And outside help is on the way. Doctors from Cuba and China… Continue reading Coronavirus in Italy: Cuba, China and Russia send send medical aid

Five Reasons Why the Expulsion of Russian Diplomats is Counter Productive

The UK is blaming Russia for the poisoning of two former spies earlier this month. In retaliation, 20 countries are expelling Russian diplomats. This is the latest in a wave of Russian diplomats being expelled in retaliation for actions presumed to be of Russian origin. The image at the top of this page refers to… Continue reading Five Reasons Why the Expulsion of Russian Diplomats is Counter Productive

Chart Showing Trump Administration Relationships with Russian Businesses, Government, and Leaders

The chart below is attributed to the Twitter users @khanoisseur and @skeddyruxypin, although there is no recent post by either account with this image. It is available here in JPG and PNG formats. We’ve not fact checked its authenticity or accuracy, but offer it here for reference since the chart has become the focus of some discussion.… Continue reading Chart Showing Trump Administration Relationships with Russian Businesses, Government, and Leaders

Why Retaliation Against Russia is Counter Productive

A traditional Russian Matryoshka wooden doll depicting US President Barack Obama, second from right, Russian President, Vladimir Putin, center, U.S. President George W. Bush, second from left, and Leader of the Soviet Union from the mid-1920s until 1953 Joseph Stalin, left, and right, on a display in Tallinn, Estonia, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)

The Biggest Cyber Attack in U.S. History In 2014, a massive aggressive hacking campaign against the United States gathered extensive personal information on more than 22 million members of the military, intelligence community, and high level U.S. government personnel. The Washington Post reports: “beyond the rising number of apparent victims, U.S. officials said the breaches… Continue reading Why Retaliation Against Russia is Counter Productive

Emphasis on Russian Hacking is Misguided, Overblown, and Counter Productive

Latest News and Intelligence The following Senate hearing video from 5 January 2017 provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive intelligence information provided by the top ranking members of the military and intelligence community. The video is 3 hours and 23 minutes long. Summary There’s been a significant amount of news coverage, intelligence gathering, and diplomatic… Continue reading Emphasis on Russian Hacking is Misguided, Overblown, and Counter Productive