Author Archives: @SmaugDragon

About @SmaugDragon

At the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away.

DEA and ICE surveillance cameras in streetlights


The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have hidden an undisclosed number of covert surveillance cameras inside streetlights around the country, federal contracting documents reveal.

Source: Quartz

The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies – Bloomberg

 

The attack by Chinese spies reached almost 30 U.S. companies, including Amazon and Apple, by compromising America’s technology supply chain, according to extensive interviews with government and corporate sources.

Source: The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies – Bloomberg

Smith & Wesson loses fight with nuns and other shareholders on gun safety proposal

The maker of Smith & Wesson firearms lost a prolonged fight with religious groups and other shareholders who have been pushing it to consider a plan to help reduce the harmful effects of its products.

Source: Smith & Wesson loses fight with nuns and other shareholders on gun safety proposal

Saving pets without a permit: Good Samaritan arrested after helping animals survive Florence

1 count of administering amoxicillin to Big Momma, 1 count of administering Tramadol to Big Momma, 3 counts of administering amoxicillin to a white Siamese cat, 3 counts of administering a topical antibiotic ointment (triple antibiotic from Dollar Tree) to a white Siamese cat, 3 counts of administering amoxicillin to a cat known as Sweet Pea, 1 count of administering amoxicillin to an unnamed black kitten, and 1 count of solicitation to commit a crime

Source: Pocket: Saving pets without a permit: Good Samaritan arrested after helping animals survive Florence

California Officials Admit to Using License Plate Readers to Monitor Welfare Recipients

Since 2016, Sacramento County officials have been accessing license plate reader data to track welfare recipients suspected of fraud, the Sacramento Bee reported over the weekend.

Source: California Officials Admit to Using License Plate Readers to Monitor Welfare Recipients