Wednesday Web

  • State-based hackers targeted Donald Trump, Joe Biden campaigns: Google
    on June 5, 2020 at 3:10 am

    A Chinese group known as Hurricane Panda targeted Trump campaign staffers while an Iranian outfit known as Charming Kitten had attempted to breach accounts of Biden campaign workers. Such phishing attempts typically involve forged emails with links designed to harvest passwords or infect devices with malware, Google said.

  • Donald Trump issues memorandum to protect US investors from Chinese companies
    on June 5, 2020 at 2:52 am

    While China reaps advantages from US markets, the Chinese government has consistently prevented Chinese companies and companies with significant operations in China from abiding by the investor protections that apply to all companies listing on US stock exchanges, Trump alleged.

  • 26 lakh migrant labourers stranded across 33 states: Preliminary govt data
    on June 5, 2020 at 2:32 am

    ​​The data has been released after a strongly-worded directive from Central Information Commission (CIC) following a complaint by Right to Information (RTI) activist Venkatesh Nayak. ​​The chief labour commissioner had initiated this enumeration exercise during Lockdown 1.0 with lakhs of labourers trying to get back to their native villages.

  • RSS-affiliated trade union announces countrywide protest against privatisation of PSUs
    on June 5, 2020 at 2:30 am

    “The government is trying to justify the privatisation of PSUs as it needs money to run the government machinery,” the BMS said. “It has no moral right or authority to sell national assets created by its predecessors,” the trade union added.

  • Covid couldn’t lock down investigators pursuing high-profile cases
    on June 5, 2020 at 2:28 am

    From questioning the accused to filing chargesheets to opposing bail pleas of high-profile accused to ensuring that they remain lodged in jail, agencies have focussed on pursuing investigations into the high-profile cases notwithstanding the constraints of lockdown.

  • Race issues will improve, league says
    by Michael Traikos on June 5, 2020 at 2:54 am

    The person is charge of making the NHL more inclusive wants you to know that things are going to get better. Change is coming, said Kim Davis. And it’s coming soon. The league will be more diverse. There will be black coaches. Black general managers. Even more black players. “All of that is happening,” said

  • NBA owners sign off on return to play: Here’s how they’ll do it
    by Mike Ganter on June 5, 2020 at 2:52 am

    As expected the NBA Board of Governors followed the lead of commissioner Adam Silver on Thursday and gave his return-to-play plan a resounding vote of approval by a 29-1 count. The lone dissenter was the Portland Trail Blazers, who according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski voted against “because the franchise believed there were more competitive and

  • How sweet is home? NHL details playoff tourney
    by Lance Hornby on June 5, 2020 at 2:44 am

    With 12 teams battling for weeks in playoff series all based in the same city, deciding ‘home ice’ was a key part of the NHL’s return-to- play plan. Not that it matters to some with the potential for only faux fans to be around the building and piped-in crowd noise because of COVID-19 concerns. But

  • City paying nearly $3M over 6 months to house, feed homeless
    by Jenny Yuen on June 5, 2020 at 1:24 am

    The city will be paying nearly $3 million over a six-month-period to temporarily house homeless people moved from encampments at the end of April in two leased midtown buildings, The Toronto Sun has learned. On April 30, the city announced the homeless living in tents were being moved into 125 furnished units in midtown as

  • Saunders hopes for peaceful protests in T.O.
    by Jane Stevenson on June 5, 2020 at 12:47 am

    Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders says he expects any anti-black racism protests in Toronto this weekend to be peaceful. Saunders was asked about the gatherings potentially turning ugly given some downtown stores have boarded up their shops in anticipation of any looting take place. “I’m not going to speculate on what the intentions are,” said

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