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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

Air marshals have conducted secret in-flight monitoring of U.S. passengers for years – The Washington Post

Under a sensitive, previously undisclosed program called “Quiet Skies,” the TSA has since 2010 tasked marshals to identify passengers who raise flags because of travel histories or other factors and conduct secret observations of their actions — including behavior as common as sweating heavily or using the restroom repeatedly — as they fly between U.S. destinations.

Source: Air marshals have conducted secret in-flight monitoring of U.S. passengers for years – The Washington Post

Tesla Model 3 Sales vs Small & Midsize Luxury Car Sales (USA) — Tesla Now Crushing The Competition? | CleanTechnica

It’s widely speculated that Tesla delayed US deliveries and shipped more cars abroad in the second quarter in order to not pass the 200,000 vehicle milestone that starts the US federal EV tax credit phaseout. Indeed, as Tesla told us recently, the 200,000 vehicle milestone was passed in July, not June

Source: Tesla Model 3 Sales vs Small & Midsize Luxury Car Sales (USA) — Tesla Now Crushing The Competition? | CleanTechnica

Betsy DeVos’ $40 Million Yacht Set Adrift By Vandals At Ohio Dock

The 163-foot yacht is one of 10 boats owned by the DeVos family, the Blade reported. Betsy DeVos is one of the Trump administration’s wealthiest officials, with an estimated net worth of around $1 billion

Source: Betsy DeVos’ $40 Million Yacht Set Adrift By Vandals At Ohio Dock

Domino’s Is Fixing America’s Crappy Roads For Pizza Safety And That’s Pretty Embarrassing

Domino’s has been hiring work crews to repair potholes in a number of cities, including Burbank, CA (five holes fixed), Bartonville, TX (eight holes), an impressive 40 holes fixed in Milford, DE, and an astounding 150 potholes filled in Athens, GA.  It’s not entirely altruistic, of course. Domino’s tags every filled pothole with their logo and the tagline “OH YES WE DID.”

Source: Domino’s Is Fixing America’s Crappy Roads For Pizza Safety And That’s Pretty Embarrassing

Supreme Court Sets New Limits On Warrantless Vehicle Searches Near Homes

In Tuesday’s 8-1 ruling, the court sided with Ryan Collins, a Virginia man who accused police of impinging upon his Fourth Amendment right against unreasonable search and seizure when an officer walked onto his girlfriend’s driveway in 2013 and pulled back a tarp covering his motorcycle. The officer, who did not have a warrant, ran a search of the license plate on the bike and discovered it was stolen. Collins was arrested and later convicted of possessing stolen property.

Source: Supreme Court Sets New Limits On Warrantless Vehicle Searches Near Homes

Did the Trump Administration Separate Immigrant Children From Parents and Lose Them? – The New York Times

No. The government did realize last year that it lost track of 1,475 migrant children it had placed with sponsors in the United States, according to testimony before a Senate subcommittee last month. But those children had arrived alone at the Southwest border — without their parents. Most of them are from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, and were fleeing drug cartels, gang violence and domestic abuse, according to government data.

Source: Did the Trump Administration Separate Immigrant Children From Parents and Lose Them? – The New York Times