Thursday Threads

  • 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.

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