US: End Bulk Data Collection Program

      US: End Bulk Data Collection Program Congress Should Pass Surveillance Reform Bill Expand The National Security Agency (NSA) logo is shown on a computer screen in Fort Meade, Maryland, on January 25, 2006. © 2006 Reuters (Washington, DC) – The United States Congress should swiftly pass the Safeguarding American’s Private Records Act […]

Nursing Home Outbreak Spotlights Coronavirus Risk In Elder Care Facilities

Nursing Home Outbreak Spotlights Coronavirus Risk In Elder Care Facilities JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News March 1, 2020 An outbreak of coronavirus disease in a nursing home near Seattle is prompting urgent calls for precautionary tactics at America’s elder care facilities, where residents are at heightened risk of serious complications from the illness because of […]

Syria: Turkish war crimes

.     Syria: Damning evidence of war crimes and other violations by Turkish forces and their allies 18 October 2019, 00:01 UTC Turkish military forces and a coalition of Turkey-backed Syrian armed groups have displayed a shameful disregard for civilian life, carrying out serious violations and war crimes, including summary killings and unlawful attacks […]

Medicare Fraud

.       Whistleblower Alleges Medicare Fraud At Iconic Seattle-Based Health Plan Fred Schulte, Kaiser Health News Group Health Cooperative in Seattle, one of the nation’s oldest and most respected nonprofit health insurance plans, is accused of bilking Medicare out of millions of dollars in a federal whistleblower case. Teresa Ross, a former medical […]

Operator: Flying Object Struck Tanker, Not a Mine

.   ‘Flying Object’ Struck Tanker in Gulf of Oman, Operator Says, Not a Mine NYT June 14, 2019, 10:34 AM A Japanese company’s account of the damage to its ship differed from the explanation of American officials who blamed Iran…continue reading   .

A Researcher Found a Bunch of Voting Machine Passwords Online

.     A Researcher Found a Bunch of Voting Machine Passwords Online Mother Jones June 14, 2019, 9:40 AM A little more than a week ago the Department of Homeland Security confirmed that it was going to forensically analyze computer equipment associated with part of the 2016 elections in North Carolina in association with […]

Air Ambulance Costs Fly Around Fixes For Surprise Medical Bills

.       Air Ambulance Costs Fly Around Fixes For Surprise Medical Bills Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News In April 2018, 9-year-old Christian Bolling was hiking with his parents and sister in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, near their home in Roanoke. While climbing some boulders, he lost his footing and fell down a rocky […]