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July 31, 2020 | Via The Guardian

Trump Suggests Delaying Presidential Election

Donald Trump has floated the idea of delaying November’s presidential election, repeating his false claim that widespread voting by mail from home would result in a “fraudulent” result. The suggestion prompted swift and fervent rejections from experts and critics, as well as high-profile members of his own party. The US constitution grants the power to set an election date to Congress, not the president.

July 31, 2020 | Via The Verge

Twitter Says a Spear Phishing Attack Led to the Huge Bitcoin Scam

Twitter provided an update about the unprecedented July 15th attack that allowed hackers to tweet from some of the most high-profile accounts on the service, in a blog post and a series of tweets published Thursday evening. Twitter now says that a few employees were targeted in a phone spear phishing attack. That presumably means hackers called up Twitter employees while posing as colleagues.

July 31, 2020 | Via Reuters

Hong Kong Delays Election by a Year After Opposition Candidates Barred

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Friday postponed a Sept. 6 election for the city’s legislature for a year because of a spike in novel coronavirus cases, dealing a blow to the pro-democracy opposition hoping to make gains in the vote. The opposition had aimed to ride a wave of resentment of a new national security law, that Beijing imposed on the city on June 30, to win a majority in the Legislative Council.

July 31, 2020 | Via NBC News

Russian Judge Sentences Former U.S. Marine Trevor Reed to 9 Years in Prison

A Russian court ruled Thursday against a 29-year-old former U.S. Marine who was detained last year on charges of assaulting a police officer after a night of heavy drinking in Moscow, sentencing him to nine years in a Russian prison. Trevor Reed’s nine-year sentence is close to the maximum punishment for these charges, which is 10 years.

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