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Dec 31 2020 SolarWinds Hackers Accessed Microsoft Source Code, Microsoft Says

The hacking group behind the SolarWinds compromise was able to break into Microsoft Corp. and access some of its source code, Microsoft said Thursday, something experts said sent a worrying signal about the spies’ ambition.
Source code, the underlying set of instructions that run a piece of software or operating system, is typically among a technology [...]


Dec 31 2020 Commentary by Mahfuz Anam: A dehumanising year

The question of the moment is with what learning we are entering the new year. [Read More]

Source: The Daily Star


Dec 31 2020 The year 2021 and our expectations and aspirations

We already have stepped into a brand-new year putting the horrific memories of 2020, when the entire world had suffered hugely due to the pandemic. We do believe, with this new year, the challenges and unprecedented sufferings of last year will finally come to an end. The year 2020 has pushed us, questioned our ideas [...]


Dec 31 2020 Widespread fear-mongering propaganda centering the pandemic PART-1

According to recent reports, business establishments including shopping malls in Dubai will no longer have to use thermal scanners and conduct temperature checks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. “Thermal scanner and manual temperature checks are not required anymore,” Dubai Economy said in a Tweet on Wednesday. The update also applies to valet parking protocols. [...]


Dec 31 2020 How media’s fear mongering is distorting information about Covid-19

Stephan  Russ-Mohl First of all, I want to clarify that I am no conspiracy theorist and certainly not a so-called “Covidiot” propagating that the virus does not exist. So far, at least one friend in my circle has contracted the virus. That is Tagesspiegel’s media editor, Joachim Huber, who published a dramatic and gruesome account [...]


Dec 31 2020 Hollywood set to release 20 pending movies in 2021

Entertainment Desk At the beginning of 2020, moviegoers were looking forward to seeing titles like Dune, Black Widow, In the Heights, Jungle Cruise, Eternals and West Side Story as well as long-awaited sequels to Coming to America and Top Gun and the latest installments in the James Bond, Fast & Furious, Ghostbusters and Halloween franchises on the big screen. But just a few months into the year, [...]


Dec 31 2020 A brief history of curry in Australia

Frieda Moran Curry occupies a grey area in Australia: sometimes exotic and other, sometimes ordinary, often a bit of both. Advertised in Australia as early as 1813, curry powder was a familiar ingredient for British colonists, developed in British India through a process of “negotiation and collaboration”. Curry powder was a food of empire. For the British [...]


Dec 31 2020 Biden’s immigration plans could provide amnesty for millions of illegal migrants

Samantha Renck Todd Bensman, a senior national security fellow at the immigration-skeptical Center for Immigration Studies, spoke with the Daily Caller News Foundation’s Samantha Renck about the implications of the Biden administration’s immigration policies, a possible influx of migrants at the southern border and more. President-elect Joe Biden recently said he and his administration will “clean up the [...]


Dec 31 2020 Joe Biden wants decriminalization of HIV transmission

Mary Margaret Olohan Former Vice President Joe Biden’s plan to “advance LGBTQ equality” includes a promise to decriminalize HIV exposure and transmission laws. “In 2018, 26 states in America had HIV exposure criminal laws,” President-elect Biden’s plan reads under the subhead, “Decriminalize HIV exposure and transmission laws.” “These laws perpetuate discrimination and stigma towards people with HIV/AIDS, [...]


Dec 31 2020 Giuliani says thousands of dead people voted in 2020

Bob Unruh Rudy Giuliani, a Trump campaign lawyer who has been fighting election fraud in several swing states where Joe Biden was declared the victor in the 2020 race after the president appeared to have significant leads, has congratulated Georgia lawmakers for having some really resilient voters. So resilient they can vote after they’re dead. [...]