(CALIFORNIA) #Wildfires Report: It is one of more than 85 blazes wreaking havoc in the country – mostly in the western region – with thousands of homes under threat and a state of emergency declared in parts of the state #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.25: Smoke from dozens of blazes in the western USA is now coming to the aid of firefighters battling the mounting devastation across the region……

#AceDailyNews says smoke from wildfires is so huge it’s actually helping army of firefighters as fumes pouring into the air have been providing ‘smoke shade’ in some areas – which provides cooler conditions and temporarily blocks the sun.

By of METROUK Sunday: 25 Jul 2021 11:11 am

Wildfires in California
METRO UK California’s largest wildfire tore through a tiny neighbourhood on Saturday (Picture: AP)

That has allowed an army of firefighters to gain ground on the country’s largest blaze in Oregon, though elsewhere the scene is far bleaker. 

California’s largest wildfire tore through a tiny neighbourhood on Saturday, destroying homes and livelihoods as various blazes continued to devastate the west.

The Dixie fire had already levelled more than a dozen homes and other buildings before reaching the Indian Falls community.

It is one of more than 85 blazes wreaking havoc in the country – mostly in the western region – with thousands of homes under threat and a state of emergency declared in parts of California.

The active fires have so far burned 1.4 million acres of land across the USA, as an army of firefighters battle another devastating fire season worsened by the climate crisis.

A home burns as the Dixie fire rips through the Indian Falls neighborhood of unincorporated Plumas County, California on July 24, 2021.
The Dixie tore through Indian Falls on Saturday (Picture: AFP)
Firefighters try to get control of the scene as the Dixie fire burns dozens of homes in the Indian Falls neighborhood of unincorporated Plumas County, California on July 24, 2021.
Firefighters are struggling to control California’s largest wildfire (Picture: AFP)
A Corvette explodes as flames from the Dixie fire tears through the Indian Falls neighborhood of unincorporated Plumas County, California on July 24, 2021.
A Corvette explodes as flames from the Dixie fire batter communities (Picture: AFP)

Dixie, which ignited on July 14, was burning in a remote area where firefighters struggled to gain access as it charged eastwards.

It was burning in a remote area where firefighters struggled to check its advance eastwards, after so far scorching more than 181,000 acres in Plumas and Butte Counties.

Residents in several small communities and along the west shore of Lake Almano have been told to evacuate, though others across the region have ignored similar orders.

Meanwhile, the nation’s largest wildfire, Oregon’s colossal Bootleg fire, was almost halfway surrounded on Saturday – but thousands of homes remains threatened to its east.

The huge amount of smoke emitted across the region has helped firefighters slow the growth of the sprawling blaze – one of the largest in the state’s history – but authorities remain fearful about its progress.

A firefighter sprays water at a burning home as flames climb up a tree during the Dixie fire in the Indian Falls neighborhood of unincorporated Plumas County, California on July 24, 2021.
A firefighter sprays water at a burning home as flames climb up a huge tree (Picture: AFP)
A firefighter prepares to battle the Dixie Fire, which was tearing through the Indian Falls community in Plumas County, Calif., Saturday, July 24, 2021.
Firefighters across the western USA are battling dozens of huge fires (Picture: AP)

Jim Hanson, a fire behaviour analyst from the Oregon Department of Forestry, explained: ‘This fire is resistant to stopping at dozer lines.

‘With the critically dry weather and fuels we are experiencing, firefighters are having to constantly re-evaluate their control lines and look for contingency options.’

In California, Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency for four northern counties because of wildfires that he said were causing ‘conditions of extreme peril to the safety of persons and property’.

Climate change has been blamed for worsening the conditions needed to start and fuel fires – with manmade global warming making the US West much warmer and drier over the past 30 years.

Elsewhere, hundreds of homes are threatened in north-central Washington, where firefighters are battling two blazes in Okanogan County which caused hazardous air quality conditions on Saturday.

A man rides his bike passed a gas station as smoke fills the sky during the Dixie fire in Greenville, California on July 23, 2021.
Air quality has become really poor in some parts of the USA (Picture: AFP)
Residents drink and listen to country music in the street while ignoring a mandatory evacuation order as the Dixie fire approaches in Greenville, California on July 23, 2021.
Some residents, including these in Greenville, California, have ignored evacuation orders – instead drinking and listening to country music in the street (Picture: AFP)

The Alder Creek fire in south-west Montana had already charred more than 6,800 acres by Saturday night – when it was 10% contained and threatening nearly 240 homes.

In California, the Tamarack blaze, south of Lake Tahoe, continued to burn devastate woodland and threaten communities on the Nevada border. Air quality there has also deteriorated to very unhealthy levels.

Heavy smoke from that fire and Dixie has reduced visibility and even grounded some aircraft supporting fire crews.

A theme park had to be evacuated in northern Idaho on Friday thanks to a small fire which was half contained by Saturday when the venue reopened.

Looking ahead, forecasters say hot weather and afternoon winds could continue to spread the blazes but there is a chance of scattered thunderstorms in California, Utah, Nevada, Arizona and other states. However, weather experts warned that some could be dry thunderstorms that produce little rain but a lot of lightning, which can spark new blazes.

#AceNewsDesk report ……..Published: July.24: 2021:

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(CALIFORNIA) Facebook recently removed the page of the Palestinian Shehab News Agency from its platform after removing dozens of misleading pages from Arab countries #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.15: News Director at Shehab, Hossam Al-Zayegh, described Facebook’s action as a new violation of freedom of opinion and expression guaranteed by international law.

#AceDailyNews says that Facebook removes Gaza-based Shehab News Agency from platform after deleting our page is a reprehensible and condemned action which aims to fight Palestinian content under the pretext of violating standards and inciting violence,” he added according to MEM

Facebook deletes dozens of misleading pages and groups in 3 Arab countries

Facebook logo [Mustafa Çiftçi - Anadolu Agency]
MEM REPORT:

Facebook logo [Mustafa Çiftçi – Anadolu Agency]July 14, 2021 at 11:28 am 

Is Facebook censoring Palestine? - Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]

“Facebook overlooks incitement and violation of society’s standards by Israelis or Israeli political news sites or associations while preventing the publication of the Palestinian response to these provocations and incitement,” Al-Zayegh said, explaining that the agency had more than 7.5 million followers on Facebook.

The Palestinian Journalist Bloc condemned thew social media platform’s action, described it as “arbitrary and unjust”.

In 2020, the Echo Social Center documented 1,200 violations of Palestinian digital content on social media platforms.

Legal rights centre Adalah revealed in 2018 that social media giants are collaborating with Israeli authorities to censor user content.

In 2018, the Israeli Ministry of Justice said that Facebook has responded in to about 85 percent of Israel’s requests to remove, block and provide data on Palestinian content on the site throughout 2017.

Is Facebook censoring Palestine? – Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]

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(CALIFORNIA) West Nile Virus Report: Friday it was reported the state’s first death from the virus this year after 300-deaths since 2003 #AceHealthDesk report

#AceHealthReport – July.12: A resident of San Luis Obispo County died from complications of the mosquito-born virus, the California Department of Public Health said in a news release. It didn’t say when the person died or provide other details.

#AceHealthDesk says that the first death from West Nile Virus in 2021 was reported in California as excessive hot temperatures this month are contributing to increasing numbers of mosquitoes and the increased risk of virus transmission to humans,” the department said there have been more than 300 deaths in the state since 2003, the department said.

The Associated Press:

It appeared that the person was infected while traveling outside the county to an area where virus-infected mosquitoes are endemic, the county’s Public Health Department said.

Most people infected with West Nile don’t have any symptoms, while about 1 in 5 have flu-like symptoms and fewer than 1% of people develop serious neurological problems such as encephalitis or meningitis, health officials said.

People age 50 or older and those with diabetes or hypertension are at higher risk of getting sick and developing complications, authorities said.

More than 300 deaths from West Nile have been reported in California since 2003, according to state figures.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: July.12: 2021:

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(CALIFORNIA) Court Report: Dozens of US state attorneys general filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google on Wednesday, according to an entry in the court docket #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.10: The states have been expected to file a lawsuit saying that the search and advertising giant violates antitrust law in running Google Play Store, its app store for Android phones, according to sources familiar with the matter.

SILICON VALLEY: Dozens of States Sue Google Alleging Antitrust Violations in a lawsuit was filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of California. The complaint was not immediately available.

The lawsuit, one of a series that has been filed against Google in the United States, follows complaints about the Alphabet Inc. unit’s management of its app store, known as Play Store, even though the company was originally seen as more open than Apple.

Google bans apps with objectionable content from its store, and further requires that some apps use the company’s payment tools and pay Google as much as 30 percent of their revenue.

Click here to read more.
Source: New York Post

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(CALIFORNIA) Justice Dept Court Report: A Swedish man was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in prison for securities fraud, wire fraud and money laundering charges that defrauded thousands of victims of more than $16 million #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.09: Karlsson induced victims to purchase shares in the scheme called “Eastern Metal Securities” using cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin and other online payment platforms. Karlsson promised victims astronomical returns tied to the price of gold. Instead, the funds provided by victims were transferred to Karlsson’s personal bank accounts, and he then used proceeds to purchase expensive homes, a racehorse and a resort in Thailand. Karlsson’s fraud targeted financially insecure investors, causing severe financial hardship for many of them. Meanwhile, Karlsson went to great lengths to prolong his scheme, including rebranding, offering updates and account statements that provided assurances to the victims of the states of their assets, and offering explanations for the payout delays – including falsely claiming to be working with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

#AceDailyNews reports over IRS-CI Washington, D.C. Cyber Crimes Unit who investigated the case into Cryptocurrency Fraudster Roger Nils-Jonas Karlsson, 47, who pleaded guilty on March 4. & according to court documents, Karlsson ran an investment fraud scheme from 2011 until his arrest in Thailand in June 2019.

As part of the sentence, Karlsson was also ordered to forfeit a Thai resort and various other properties and accounts, and issued a money judgment in the amount of $16,263,820. The United States is seeking restitution on behalf of Karlsson’s victims: A restitution order is expected to be entered by the court within 90 days. Victims of Roger Karlsson and Eastern Metal Securities who have not been in contact with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California are encouraged to submit information as soon as possible. Additional information for victims and a victim form are available at https://www.justice.gov/usao-ndca/united-states-vs-roger-karlsson-and-eastern-metal-securities.

Acting Assistant Attorney General Nicholas L. McQuaid of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division; Acting U.S. Attorney Stephanie Hinds of the Northern District of California; and Acting Special Agent in Charge Darrell J. Waldon of the IRS-Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI) Washington, D.C., Field Office made the announcement.  

IRS-CI Washington, D.C. Cyber Crimes Unit investigated the case. The Justice Department’s Office of International Affairs, the FBI Legal Attaché Office in Thailand, the IRS-CI Attaché Office in Hong Kong and the Royal Thai Police Crime Suppression Division provided significant assistance. The SEC’s New York Regional Office also provided substantial support.

Trial Attorney C. Alden Pelker of the Criminal Division’s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney William Frentzen of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California prosecuted the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Karen Beausey of the Asset Forfeiture Unit of the U.S. Attorney’s Office handled the forfeiture proceedings, and Victim Specialist Maria Sunga provided support. Law clerks and interns Seamus Lynch, John Paul, Kate Kaplan and Edward Percarpio also provided essential assistance in support of the sentencing.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: July.09: 2021:

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(LOS ANGELES, Calif.) Justice Dept Court Report: A San Gabriel Valley man pleaded guilty today to federal criminal charges for participating in a multimillion-dollar scheme to manufacture and ship counterfeit laptop computer batteries and other electronics from China to the U.S where the bogus batteries were sold to unsuspecting buyers in online marketplaces #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.05: According to his plea agreement, Cai conspired to import batteries, labels for batteries in laptop computers, cellphones, and other electronics from China to the United States.

As a result of an investigation by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Los Angeles with assistance from the brand-holding companies, Zoulin Cai, a.k.a. “Allen Cai,” 29, of La Puente, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and mail fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft.

Cai then sold and shipped the counterfeit batteries to unsuspecting individual buyers via eBay and Amazon, falsely advertising them as brand-name new, genuine, original, or OEM (original equipment manufacturer) products. Those batteries bore counterfeit trademarks of companies such as Apple, Dell, HP and Toshiba, as well as counterfeit certification marks of UL, a company that tests and certifies the safety of electronic products.

Counterfeit lithium-ion laptop batteries pose significant safety risks – including the risk of extreme heat, fire and explosions – and the batteries that Cai and his co-conspirators shipped frequently lacked required and essential internal safeguards.

Cai and his co-conspirators established numerous U.S.-based corporations to facilitate the importation and sale of counterfeit lithium-ion batteries and other electronic accessories for laptop computers and cellular telephones.

Co-conspirators in China packaged counterfeit batteries and electronics and shipped them to the United States, sometimes covering the trademarks with black tape or a similar material, so that a quick inspection of the items by customs officials would not reveal the trademark. The counterfeit batteries were imported, sold and shipped from Cai-controlled warehouses in La Puente.

In December 2019, Cai’s warehouse (including containers on the premises) contained approximately 44,000 batteries, as well as approximately 175,000 labels, bearing the counterfeit marks of multiple companies, including Apple, Dell, HP, Toshiba, Lenovo, Asus, Acer and Samsung.

Cai admitted that from March 2014 to June 2019, he and his co-conspirators fraudulently obtained approximately at least $3.5 million and as much as $23,831,668 from the sale of laptop batteries through eBay and Amazon. During that time, Cai and his co-conspirators sent approximately $18,094,960 through wire transfers from U.S.-based bank accounts that they owned and controlled directly to Chinese bank accounts.

U.S. District Judge John F. Walter has scheduled an October 4 sentencing hearing, at which time Cai will face a statutory maximum sentence of 22 years in federal prison.

The case is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California’s General Crimes and Cyber and Intellectual Property Crimes Sections.

HSI is a directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the principal investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), responsible for investigating transnational crime and threats, specifically those criminal organizations that exploit the global infrastructure through which international trade, travel and finance move. HSI’s workforce of over 10,400 employees consists of more than 7,100 Special Agents assigned to 220 cities throughout the United States, and 80 overseas locations in 53 countries. HSI’s international presence represents DHS’s largest investigative law enforcement presence abroad and one of the largest international footprints in U.S. law enforcement.

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(SAN FRANCISCO) (CBS SF) — Once considered an natural oddity, columns of towering flames known as a ‘firenado’ packing 100 mph-plus winds have become an increasingly common threat over the last four years as the wildfires that have ripped through Northern California have gained in intensity #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.01: Fire tornadoes — firenadoes, fire whirls — occur when intense rising heat and turbulent wind conditions combine to form whirling eddies of air. These eddies can contract into a tornado-like vortex that sucks in burning debris and combustible gases.

California Wildfires: What Is A Firenado? In California WildfiresMassive Creek Fire Spawned Two Firenados During Advance In Sierra National Forest‘Firenado’ Spotted As Hog Fire Scorches 8,000 Acres In Northern CaliforniaWeather Service Issues Rare Firenado Warning For Wildfire Burning Near LoyaltonScientists Find Causes Behind Redding ‘Firenado’ During Carr FireWoodward Firefighters Encounter Fire Whirl While Battling Marin County Wildfire and on Monday night, a firenado was recorded on video as the Lava Fire grew in intensity and was quickly expanding from 5,000 acres to 13,300 acres.

Veteran federal hotshot firefighter Aaron Humphrey has witnessed first hand the destructive power of a firenado. He was part of a federal hotshot fire team that battled the deadly 2018 Carr Fire.

He watched in horror as a firenado obliterated entire neighborhoods. It still haunts the former hotshot supervisor.

“You are in a fog and expecting death or disaster around every corner … It collectively killed my hotshot spirit,” Humphrey, 44, said of the fire tornado.

Atmospheric scientist Neil Lareau, an assistant professor in the Physics Department at the University of Nevada, studied the Carr firenado.

The phenomena spun to life on July 26, 2018 between 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. and was packing winds of an estimated 143 mph — the power of an EF3 tornado.

The firenado weather system topped out at 17,000 feet above the Earth’s surface as it scorched through a widespread area of Redding, devastating everything in its path. It was related to four deaths, a number of injuries and the destruction of many homes.

During last September’s deadly Creek Fire, officials said two firenadoes spun to life during the blaze’s advance in the Sierra National Forest.

Officials said the intense heat of the fire, fueled by thousands of dead trees, created its own weather system and sent a pyrocumulus cloud soaring thousands of feet into the sky.

Creek fire created a 55,000-foot-high pyrocumulus cloud, researcher says. He has seen nothing to match it from a wildfire. https://t.co/8TjZPBBjBm

— Mark Grossi (@markgrossi) September 13, 2020

Federal forecasters said one of the firenadoes was rated an EF-2, with winds up to 125 miles per hour. The other had winds of up to 100 miles per hour and was rated an EF-1. Both took place on Sept. 5th.

The Creek Fire firenadoes wreaked havoc across the rugged area, the result of “unprecedented fire behavior,” government forecasters said.

“To have even one tornado within a fire is rare,” CNN meteorologist Taylor Ward said. “Fires can lead to fire whirls — kind of like a dust devil — due to differential heating, but to get a tornado with winds of over 100 mph is quite unusual.”

The firenadoes uprooted pine trees, snapping even several 2-foot diameter trees and stripping bark from their trunks, a storm survey report said.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: July.01: 2021:

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(CALIFORNIA) LATEST: A suspect in a domestic violence disturbance fatally shot a Calif. cop while saying “Hey police” as he opened his front door, graphic video below shows #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – June.27: A suspect in a domestic violence disturbance fatally shot a California cop while saying “Hey police” as he opened his front door, graphic video shows.

California cop killed responding to domestic disturbance AND both Officer Lowe and Jimmy Inn were pronounced dead in the hospital

Fox News Flash top headlines for June 24

*WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT*

The footage, released Tuesday by the Stockton Police Department,shows the instant Lance Lowe, 30, shot Officer Jimmy Inn as the cop responded to a residence on May 11 for a report of a domestic disturbance. A caller told police a woman was bleeding and appeared to have been assaulted, Chief Eric Jones said.

Police,” Inn says while knocking on a metal screen door at the home, the clip shows.

Seconds later, as screaming can be heard in the background, Lowe emerges from the doorway and opens fire on Inn, striking the officer multiple times, Jones said.

“Hey police,” Lowe says while opening the door, just before firing at the officer.

Inn immediately falls to the ground and wails in pain, the shocking footage shows. A second officer, Pancho Freer, later arrives on the scene, where he saw Lowe standing over Inn, and then opening fire in his direction.

Freer returns fire from inside his police cruiser while telling a dispatcher that his partner had been shot.

“Jimmy, you all right?” Freer asks, but got no response. “Shot fired, my partner is down … Jimmy, stay with me! Jimmy?!”

Freer then tells Lowe, who briefly went back inside, to “let the kid go” as he held his 8-year-old son in the front yard. Lowe then started to strangle the boy while refusing to comply with Freer’s commands, according to the footage.

“Don’t do it!” Freer tells Lowe. “Let the kid go, man. I don’t want to kill you.”

As Freer held Lowe at gunpoint, another man at the scene tackles the suspect, freeing his son.

Freer then fired multiple times, striking Lowe, who was later pronounced dead at a hospital, along with Inn, Jones said in a video statement.

“As difficult as it may be to see and hear for many of us, we believe the release of this information is part of our principles of transparency,” Jones said of the “traumatic” police-involved shooting.

The woman, whom witnesses said had been assaulted, fled the scene before cops arrived, but spoke to investigators days later, Jones said.

The chaotic footage ends as Freer shot Lowe several times as he was on the ground. Another man nearby says “Hey, watch,” as he narrowly got out of the way, the clip shows.

Cops found a gun inside Lowe’s home following the shooting. The 8-year-old boy, meanwhile, was medically cleared and released to his mother’s custody, Jones said.

Law enforcement officers from across California attended Inn’s funeral on May 19, CBS Sacramento reported. The father of three and five-year department vet was married to a fellow Stockton police officer, according to the station.

“These men and woman are putting their lives on the line, sacrificing themselves potentially each and every day for people whom they’ve never met before and that was the case for Jimmy Inn,” Jones said at the service.

Click here to read more of the New York Post.

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(FRANCE) JUST IN: Amateur codebreaker and engineer claims to have solved the remaining ciphers of the Zodiac Killer’s identity but internet denies his proposed solutions #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – June.27: A French amateur codebreaker claims to have done what police and other investigators could not: Solve the remaining Zodiac Killer ciphers, including one that supposedly reveals the California killers identity – but the internet has rejected his proposed solutions.

Zodiac Killer: French engineer claims to solve final ciphers, but online community rejects solutions and Fayçal Ziraoui took up code-breaking as a hobby during the #COVID19 #pandemic

(Original Caption) San Francisco: San Francisco police circulated this composite of the Bay Area's "Zodiac" killer. At left is a drawing from witnesses to slaying of a cab driver in San Francisco. The amended drawing on the right was based on further questioning of the witnesses. The suspect is also linked with four other slaying in Napa And Vallejo, California.
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Fayçal Ziraoui, 38, a French-Morrocan business consultant, said he spent two weeks on the puzzles, after which he believed he had solved them. He shared his findings with the Reddit sub-thread devoted to the quest of solving the ciphers, according to reports

Moderators of the 50,000-member subreddit removed the post in question because it was “too short” and the puzzle “is not solvable at all without more information from the author.” 

“Basically, any proposed solution to the Z13 amounts to straight up guesswork, with no way to confirm it at all,” an explanation posted to the subreddit said. 

Someone on zodiackillersite.com denounced the solution, citing the length of time as reason enough to doubt Ziraoui, the San Francisco Chronicle reported

Ziraoui took up code-breaking as a hobby during the pandemic and after an article was published in a French magazine in December 2020 that sparked his interest in the killer’s puzzles.

The puzzle has captured the public imagination since the initial killings in California in the late ’60s: The first cipher was solved shortly after police received it in 1969, but some of the later puzzles took years – even decades – to solve, if anyone solved them at all. 

Ziraoui used the same key used to solve a 340-character cipher last yearand applied it to the remaining puzzles. His approach opened up an opportunity for more creative approaches in the following stages. 

He quickly grew obsessed with solving the puzzle. 

“I was obsessed with it, 24 hours a day, that’s all I could think about,” Ziraoui told The New York Times.

He deciphered the longer puzzle of 32 characters, which claimed to hold the location of a bomb in a school set to detonate in 1970, as “LABOR DAY FIND 45.069 NORT 58.719 WEST,” coordinates that use the magnetic field rather than geographic locators.

Ziraoui then applied his work to the final cipher, which he said he solved in an hour. He found the name “KAYR,” which he thought resembled the last name of Lawrence Kaye, a suspect in the case who lived in South Lake Tahoe. 

The coordinates locate a school in South Lake Tahoe, as well. 

Ziraoui found that the typo was common to the killer’s other messages, and he thought the results were too much to be coincidence. 

Other codebreakers remain divided over Ziraoui’s work: David Naccache, a professor at École Normale Supérieure in Paris and a cryptographer, believes that Ziraoui’s solution is sound, while Rémi Géraud, also from the École Normale Supérieure, argued that the Ziraoui made arbitrary choices. 

As Kaye died in 2010, it is impossible to confirm whether Ziraoui’s work is correct until other codebreakers attempt his solution, but five months after posting the solution, Ziraoui retreated from the online community that rejected him.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Jun.27: 2021:

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(SILICON VALLEY, Calif.) JUST IN: Encrypted messaging application Wickr has been procured by Amazon for an undisclosed sum. The app, advertised as one of the most secure on the market, has been in use by multiple US government agencies #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – June.26: The deal was announced by the two companies on Friday, with neither disclosing any figures: We are pleased to share that Wickr has been acquired by Amazon and is now part of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) team. We’re proud to have created highly trusted, secure communication solutions for messaging, video conferencing, file sharing, and more,” Wickr said in a statement posted on its website:

#AceSecurityDesk says that Amazon has acquired messaging app Wickr that carries ‘double encryption’ and is used by Pentagon and other agencies and

Amazon acquires secure messaging app Wickr used by Pentagon

AWS is offering Wickr services effective immediately and Wickr customers, channel, and business partners can continue to use Wickr’s services as they do today,” Amazon said in a statement.

26 Jun, 2021 10:13 

Chat app sting tells US intel agencies are interested in more than just ‘backdoors’, CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou tells RT

Chat app sting tells US intel agencies are interested in more than just ‘backdoors’, CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou tells RT

Founded back in 2012, the company is best known for its free app, allowing users to send encrypted messages, as well as make supposedly secure video and audio calls. The application also boasts an auto-burn feature, with messages getting deleted from user’s devices after a certain period of time. The company claims the mechanism is so secure that said messages “can never be recovered.”

Apart from maintaining the free app, Wickr has also offered paid plans for organizations, government agencies, and specifically for militaries. Among its “customers and partners,” the company lists the US Department of Defense, and Spirit of America, a US military-linked non-profit.

Amazon has said the purchase will not make any difference for Wickr users, with the application now immediately available through the AWS.

The purchase will, however, probably make a difference for Amazon itself, as the tech behemoth has now entered the secure messaging app game. Moreover, the purchase will likely help the company to get even cozier with Washington, given that US government agencies already use its freshly procured application after EU-bankrolled cybersecurity firm develops intrusive tech that allows ‘anonymous’ snooping & remote control of net devices – media

The procurement might also help Amazon to make up for the loss of the long-delayed $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud computing contract with the Pentagon. While the contract was considered by multiple experts to be a done deal for Amazon, it was contested by other tech giants and ultimately won by Microsoft. Since then, Amazon has been leading a legal fight, trying to prove that Washington influenced the deal.

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(LOS ANGELES, Calif.) LAPD REPORT: Mid-City: On June 23, 2021, at around 12:40 p.m., Officers responded to the area of Wilshire Boulevard and Ridgely Drive for a radio call of a shooting that just occurred #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – June.26: Upon arrival, the officers located a male in his forties that had been shot. The Los Angeles Fire: Department was requested and responded. The Los Angeles Fire Department transported the victim to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

#AceDailyNews Release: Homicide in Mid City NR21162ll: Friday, June 25, 2021: Mid-City: On June 23, 2021, at around 12:40 p.m., Officers assigned to LAPD Wilshire Area responded to the area of Wilshire Boulevard and Ridgely Drive for a radio call of a shooting that just occurred.

The suspect fled from the location prior to police arrival: Both the victim and the suspect are homeless, and it is believed that they did not know each other. The two had been involved in a verbal dispute prior to the shooting:

Just after 7:00 p.m., Officers assigned to Wilshire Area were conducting visible patrol in the area of the homicide, and they observed the suspect’s vehicle: The suspect was taken into custody and a weapon was recovered:

The suspect has been identified as Eva Fekete, 60 years old, currently living in Los Angeles: She is being held on $2,000,000.00 bail (Booking No. 6202699). The suspect was booked for 187 PC and the case will be presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for filing consideration:

At this time the victim’s identity has not been confirmed.

Anyone that may have seen or heard anything is asked to call West Bureau Homicide detectives at 213-382-9470. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

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(CALIFORNIA) State Of Emergency Report: Declared to address power system concerns, as parts of the US south-west reported dangerously high temperatures #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – June.21: Governor Gavin Newsom said the state of emergency, which is in effect until 23:59 on Saturday (06:59 GMT on Sunday), was to “reduce the strain on the energy infrastructure and increase energy capacity”

CALIFORNIA: Declares ‘State of Emergency’ amid heatwave is in place for much of Arizona and southern areas of Nevada and Utah and also been urged to conserve energy during peak times, as temperatures are expected to remain between 100-110F (37-43C) until Sunday.

Tourists on a road trip from Texas, take pictures with a thermometer displaying temperatures of 130 Degrees Fahrenheit (54 Degrees Celsius) at the Furnace Creek Visitor's Center at Death Valley National Park
Tourists take pictures with a thermometer at the Furnace Creek Visitor’s Center at Death Valley National Park in California

People are being told to stay in air-conditioned areas and out of the sun.

The California Independent System Operator, which controls most of the state’s power grid, asked people to set thermostats to 78F (25C) or higher, avoid using major appliances and unnecessary lights.

Signage warns of extreme heat danger at the salt flats of Badwater Basin inside Death Valley National Park
A sign warns of extreme heat danger at the salt flats of Badwater Basin inside the Death Valley National Park
Visitors walk by the salt flats of Badwater Basin inside Death Valley National Park
California’s Death Valley National Park is typically one of the hottest spots in the world

In California’s Death Valley National Park, typically one of the hottest spots in the world, a thermometer at the Furnace Creek Visitor’s Center marked 130F (54C) on Thursday.

Willo Alford, who runs a general store in Death Valley Village and has lived there most of her life, told Reuters news agency: “Up to a certain temperature, it’s OK, like maybe 120F (49C), but once it gets above that is when it really gets hard.”

Higher temperatures were felt in the San Francisco Bay Area, where several cities have set up cooling centres.

In Phoenix, Arizona, the temperatures reached 118F (48C) on Thursday, while Las Vegas reported 115F (46C) and Denver reached 100F (38C) for the third day in a row.

About 50 million people were under excessive heat warnings and heat advisories across the south-west.

A digital sign displays a temperature of 115 degrees Fahrenheit in Las Vegas
Temperatures have also soared in Las Vegas

A high-pressure system parked on the south-west since Tuesday caused the heatwave, a week before the official start of summer in the northern hemisphere.

The event is worsening a mega-drought that has dried up rivers and reservoirs. Scientists say states in the US West Coast should expect more of these events.

“Heatwaves are getting worse in the West [Coast] because the soil is so dry” from the region’s megadrought, Park Williams, a climate and fire scientist at the University of California was quoted by the Associated Press as saying.

“We could have two, three, four, five of these heat waves before the end of the summer.”Record heat for southwest US

Lake Mead: Largest US reservoir dips to record low Then and now: A ‘megadrought’ in California

Receding water levels have exposed bleached-white embankments of Lake Mead

The largest reservoir in the US has dipped to its lowest ever level, officials say, as an extreme drought continues in the region.

The surface elevation of Lake Mead along the Arizona-Nevada border fell to 1,071.56ft (326.6 metres) above sea level at 06:00 GMT Thursday.

It has sunk about 140ft since 2000 – which is almost the height of New York City’s Statue of Liberty.

The reservoir is a major water supply source for more than 20 million people.

Among them are residents of such big cities as Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

“People are certainly concerned,” Patti Aaron, a spokeswoman for the US Bureau of Reclamation, told the Associated Press.

“We’re expecting the reservoir to keep declining until November, then it should start to rebound,” she said.

Lake Mead was created by the Hoover Dam in the 1930s.

Thousands of people were involved in the massive engineering project during the Great Depression, with more than 100 of them losing their lives.

Levels have been declining since 2000. Droughts have been getting worse in recent years, with scientists saying climate change is exacerbating the situation. 

The drought has for weeks been gripping several states in America’s south-west, devastating farming in the region.

Amid the drought, Las Vegas is banning “non-functional turf” from the city – grass, for example, found outside businesses or between stretches of road.

The governor of Utah, Spencer Cox, has urged everyone in the state to pray for rain.

#AceNewsDesk report …..Published: Jun.21: 2021:

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(ALAMEDA, Calif.) USCG REPORT: Coast Guard crews recently continued their efforts to document the historic shipwreck of the Cutter McCulloch June 3, after the service’s partnership with NOAA personnel recently resulted in the ship being added to the National Register of Historic Places #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – June.15: Coast Guard continues documentation efforts for historic shipwreck recently added to National Register of Historic Places

The Coast Guard Cutter Blackfin crew transported members of Regional Dive Locker West and Maritime Safety and Security Team Los Angeles/Long Beach to the wreckage site where remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) were deployed to depths greater than 200 feet.

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 06/13/2021 02:54 PM EDTNews Release 

U.S. Coast Guard 11th District Pacific Southwest
Coast Guard POC: Amy Stork(510) 772-8217
NOAA POC: Sarah Marquis(949) 222-2212
11th District online newsroom

Editor’s Note: Click on images above to download full-resolution version.

The Coast Guard Cutter McCulloch, located near Point Conception, was lost in a collision with the passenger steamship SS Governor on June 13, 1917 and remains within waters of the proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary.

Despite the challenging offshore conditions, Coast Guard ROV operators were able to survey the sunken cutter and surrounding area. These dive operations honor the Coast Guard’s heritage and provide valuable training opportunities to enhance mission readiness.

Scott Price and Daniel Koski-Karell, Coast Guard historians, and Robert Schwemmer, a NOAA maritime archaeologist and chief scientist for the mission that led to the McCulloch’s discovery, worked together to draft and submit the National Register of Historic Places nomination. 

“McCulloch had a remarkable career as both a U.S. Revenue Cutter Service vessel and U.S. Coast Guard cutter,” said Koski-Karell. “Its participation in the Spanish-American War’s 1898 Battle of Manila Bay victory is memorialized by the trophy cannon the McCulloch brought to the U.S. that stands today in front of the Coast Guard Academy’s Hamilton Hall.” 

The McCulloch shipwreck was officially listed in the federal government’s National Register of Historic Places on April 22, meeting the criteria to be considered a site of “national significance.”

“The listing to the National Register of Historic Places, as well as California’s Register of Historical Resources, demonstrates the spirit of cooperation between NOAA and the Coast Guard, enhances public awareness of McCulloch’s important role in America’s history, while honoring its crew,” said Schwemmer, the West Coast regional maritime heritage coordinator for NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries.

In October 2016, a joint NOAA and Coast Guard training mission confirmed the location of the McCulloch’s final resting place. Working off the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary’s research vessel Shearwater, the multi-agency science team from NOAA, National Park Service, and Coast Guard Dive Lockers Alameda and San Diego, deployed a ROV to survey and characterize the shipwreck while Eleventh Coast Guard District cutters Halibut and Blacktip provided vessel support.

“I’m pleased we are making progress to preserve this piece of U.S. and Coast Guard history, as well as honoring the service member lost because of this tragedy,” said Rear Adm. Brian Penoyer, the Eleventh Coast Guard District commander. “I look forward to our continued partnership with NOAA, because without these relationships and incredible teamwork, discoveries such as these would not be uncovered.” 

Listing the shipwreck site on the National Register of Historic Places provides a wealth of public research information and could unlock incentives to help preserve the shipwreck, including federal tax and grant benefits, and easements.  

For more information about the McCulloch:

US Coast Guard Cutter McCulloch

US Coast Guard Historian’s Office article

Diagnostic Hull Features 
https://nmssanctuaries.blob.core.windows.net/sanctuaries-prod/media/archive/shipwrecks/mcculloch/ships-plans-artifacts-media.jpg

Key artifacts and locations
https://nmssanctuaries.blob.core.windows.net/sanctuaries-prod/media/archive/shipwrecks/mcculloch/uscg-cutter-mcculloch-underwater-shipwreck.jpg

Video of ROV ops
https://nmssanctuaries.blob.core.windows.net/sanctuaries-prod/media/archive/shipwrecks/mcculloch/mcculloch-b-roll.mp4

Media Page 
https://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/shipwrecks/mcculloch/

Video
https://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/earthisblue/wk138-discovery-of-the-uscgc-mcculloch.html

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: Jun.15: 2021:

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(CALIFORNIA) JUST IN: Plea Agreement Report: An elderly nun will plead guilty to stealing from the Catholic school where she worked for decades in order to support her gambling, according to US prosecutors on Tuesday #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – June.10: Sister Kreuper, who had taken a vow of poverty, ran the St James Catholic School in Torrance, California, for 28 years. Officials say she began stealing in the 10 years leading up to her retirement in 2018:

Elderly nun faces 40 years for stealing to support gambling: Mary Margaret Kreuper, 79, allegedly stole more than $835,000 (£590,000) while working as the principal of a school in suburban Los Angeles in a plea agreement released on Tuesday says that she will admit to diverting funds to pay off large gambling debts.

17 hours ago

The Catholic school
The socialite who gave it all up to be a silent nun

She is now facing 40 years in jail.

“The community of faith at St James was shocked and saddened by these actions and the parish, school and the archdiocese reported the matter and fully cooperated with authorities in the criminal investigation,” the Archdiocese of Los Angeles said in a statement, according to The Los Angeles Times.

Her lawyer told the newspaper that she was “very remorseful” and that mental illness had clouded her judgement.

As the school’s principal, Sister Kreuper “controlled accounts at a credit union, including a savings account for the school and one established to pay the living expenses of the nuns employed by the school”, the US attorney’s office said in a statement announcing the plea deal.

She is due to plead guilty to one count of wire fraud and one count of money laundering later on Wednesday.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: Jun.10: 2021:

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(OCOTILLO, Calif.) CBP REPORT: Patrol prevents smuggling attempt by 14-illegal -immigrants travelling from Mexico avoiding U.S ports #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – June.09: The vehicle’s path traveled from Mexico avoiding U.S. ports of entry to illegally cross into the U.S.

CBP Border Patrol Stops Smuggling Attempt U.S. Border Patrol agents from El Centro Sector arrested one suspected smuggler who illegally transported 14 undocumented immigrants into the U.S., Friday afternoon.This truck stalled after the driver smuggled 14 undocumented individuals into the U.S.

2002 Gray Escalade SUT

The incident occurred at about 2 p.m., when Remote Video Surveillance System (RVSS) operators observed a grey 2002 Cadillac Escalade EXT Sport Utility Truck drive north through the U.S./Mexico International Boundary around 22 miles west of the Calexico Port of Entry.

RVSS operators reported that the truck continued to travel north towards Highway 98. Agents responded to the area and observed the truck stuck on the side of the road. Agents approached the truck and observed several individuals outside of the vehicle and two attempted to flee on foot. After a brief search of the area, agents were able to apprehend 15 subjects.

Agents arrested the driver and all 14 undocumented individuals and transported them to the El Centro Sector Processing Center for processing; agents seized the vehicle.

All undocumented individuals will be processed accordingly.

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(CALEXICO, Calif.) CBP REPORT: Bi-National Rescue of Sexual Assault Victim by agents and Mexican officials rescued a woman in the desert #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – June.05: The incident occurred Monday morning at about 8 a.m., when the Yuma Air Branch crew were conducting aerial patrol operations east of Calexico:

U.S. Customs and Border Protection personnel from the Air and Marine Operations (AMO), Yuma Air Branch and the El Centro Sector Border Patrol rescued a woman reportedly being assaulted in the eastern desert near Calexico.

Photo Courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection

The aircrew spotted a woman being sexually assaulted on the Mexico side of the International Boundary Fence approximately 12 miles east of downtown Calexico. The aircrew activated the loudspeaker and sirens of their EC120 to scare off the assailant and observed him running away from the woman’s location.Photo Courtesy of U.S. Customs
and Border Protection

The aircrew notified Calexico Station of the incident and landed the helicopter in an immediate response to make contact with the woman. The woman, who was bleeding profusely told crewmembers she had been shot and had a noticeable head wound. Agents responded to the location to assist the air crew in providing medical attention through the border fence in efforts to control the woman’s bleeding.  

The El Centro Sector’s Foreign Operations Branch (FOB) and officials with the Mexican authorities were advised of the situation. At approximately 8:40 a.m., Mexican authorities arrived on scene and continued to provide medical assistance to the woman. The woman was then taken to a hospital in Mexico.

El Centro Sector FOB stated that a male subject found fleeing the scene was arrested by Mexican authorities. 

“This is an excellent example of the type of good work that can be done through strong partnerships and the availability of AMO and Border Patrol Agents actively patrolling our Nation’s borders”, said James Schuetzler, Director, Yuma Air Branch. “That combined with mature working relationships with our Mexican law enforcement partners, help stop what was heading toward a very ugly outcome. We could not have done this without strong support from all of our partners.”

#AceNewsDesk report ….Published: Jun.05: 2021:

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(LOS ANGELES, Calif.) LAPD REPORT: Gramercy Park: The city of LA is offering a reward for information leading to the identity, arrest, and prosecution of the person or persons responsible for the murder of 16-year-old-teen #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – June.04: While driving northbound on Western Avenue approaching 98th Street, an unknown person(s) fired multiple gunshots at Jeremy Nathaniel Jackson’s vehicle striking him in the neck. Paramedics of the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene and rendered aid, but Mr. Jackson succumbed to his injuries:

LAPD: News Release: Murder Investigation: $50,000 Reward Offered NR21138jcn Tuesday, June 1, 2021: Jeremy Nathaniel Jackson: On October 6, 2020, around 8: 50 p.m., Jeremy Nathaniel Jackson was driving his vehicle in south Los Angeles in the company of some friends.

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The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is requesting your help in identifying the person or persons responsible for this murder. If you know who committed this crime or if you have any information about the murder, please contact the LAPD. All information will be kept strictly confidential.

Anyone with information about this incident are asked to contact South Bureau Homicide Detective T. Callian or Officer G. Medina at (323) 786-5113. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to (323) 846-6553 or 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).

Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

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(SAN JOSE, Calif.) LATEST: The man who killed nine people in this week had 12 firearms, more than 20 cans of petrol, and approximately 22,000 rounds of ammunition at his house, police say #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.31: According to the local sheriff’s office, this was “a planned event and the suspect was prepared to use his firearms to take as many lives as he possibly could”

San Jose Shooting: ‘Guns, petrol and 22,000 rounds of ammunition found: Samuel Cassidy, an employee at the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) site when he opened fire at the site on Wednesday’

Mourners weep at a vigil for victims of the rail yard shooting in San Jose, May 2021
Friends and family members of the nine victims have held vigils for their loved ones

He killed himself as police closed in, officers said.

The mass shooting was the California Bay area’s deadliest since 1993.

So far this year, the US has recorded 233 mass shootings, the Gun Violence Archive reports

Police announced on Friday that the gunman had also set his home on fire before the attack.

Guns were hidden in crawl spaces and doorways, a spokesman told reporters at a press conference. The home was “very cluttered”, he said. 

Officers also said Cassidy had put bullets in a cooking pot on the stove, which detonated and set the house on fire. An FBI agent quoted by Reuters news agency said this blaze probably destroyed evidence which could have helped provide a motive for the shooting. 

Who were the victims? 

  • Paul Delacruz Megia, 42
  • Taptejdeep Singh, 36
  • Adrian Balleza, 29
  • Jose Dejesus Hernandez III, 35
  • Timothy Michael Romo, 49
  • Michael Joseph Rudometkin, 40
  • Abdolvahab Alaghmandan, 63
  • Lars Kepler Lane, 63
  • Alex Ward Fritch, 49

Emergency services were responding to reports of a fire at what was later found to be Cassidy’s home at the same time as police were heading to the scene of the shooting.

Shots were first fired at around 06:30 local time (14:45 GMT) on Wednesday at the VTA site in San Jose.

Officers said Cassidy was armed with three semi-automatic hand guns when he opened fire after a morning union meeting. Sheriff Laurie Smith added on Friday that Cassidy’s locker at the rail yard had “materials for bombs, detonator cords, the precursors to an explosive”.

Cassidy’s ex-wife, Cecilia Nelms, told the Associated Press news agencythat he told her he wanted to kill his colleagues, but she had never believed he would do it. Doug Suh, a neighbour of Cassidy, told the Mercury News that he was “lonely” and “strange”.

Thousands of people are killed by guns in the US every year. In April President Joe Biden announced new actions to tackle gun violence.Biden on gun violence: ‘This is an epidemic’

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: May.31: 2021:

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(CALIFORNIA) JUST IN: Major publishers want to censor research-sharing resource Sci-Hub from the internet, but archivists are quickly responding to make that impossible #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.27: What this model is actually doing is profiting off of a restriction on article access using burdensome paywalls. One project in particular, Sci-Hub, has threatened to break down this barrier by sharing articles without restriction:

Activists Mobilize to Fight Censorship and Save Open Science: More than half of academic publishing is controlled by only five publishers. This position is built on the premise that users should pay for access to scientific research, to compensate publishers for their investment in editing, curating, and publishing it. In reality, research is typically submitted and evaluated by scholars without compensation from the publisher.

May: 24, 2021:

EFF REPORT:

As a result, publishers are going to every corner of the map to destroy the project and wipe it from the internet. Continuing the long tradition of internet hacktivism, however, redditors are mobilizing to create an uncensorable back-up of Sci-Hub.

Paywalls: More Inequity and Less Progress

It’s an open secret at this point that the paywall model used by major publishers, where one must pay to read published articles, is at odds with the way science works which is one reason researchers regularly undermine it by sharing PDFs of their work directly. The primary functions paywalls serve now are to drive up contract prices with universities and ensure current research is only available to the most affluent or well-connected. The cost of access has gotten so out of control that even $35 billion dollar institutions like Harvard have warned that contract costs are becoming untenable. If this is the case for Harvard, it’s hard to see how smaller entities can manage these costs– particularly those in the global south. As a result, crucial and potentially life-saving knowledge is locked away from those who need it most. That’s why the fight for open access is a fight for human rights

Indeed, the past year has shown us the incredible power of open accessafter publishers made COVID-19 research immediately available at no cost. This temporary move towards open access helped support the unprecedented global public health effort that spurred the rapid development of vaccines, treatments, and better informed public health policies. This kind of support for scientific progress should not be reserved for a global crisis; instead, it should be the standard across all areas of research.

Sci-Hub and the Fight for Access

Sci-hub is a crucial piece of the movement towards open access. The project was started over 10 years ago by a researcher in Kazakhstan, Alexandra Elbakyan, with the goal “to remove all barriers in the way of science.” The result has been a growing library of millions of articles made freely accessible, running only on donations. Within six years it even became the largest Open Access academic resource in the world, and it has only grown since, bringing cutting-edge research to rich and poor countries alike

But that invaluable resource has come at a cost. Since its inception, Sci-Hub has faced numerous legal challenges and investigations. Some of these challenges have led to dangerously broad court orders. One such challenge is being addressed in India, where courts have been asked to block access to a site by publishers Elsevier, Wiley, and American Chemical Society. The courts have been hesitant, however, as the site has clear public importance, and local experts have argued that Sci-Hub is the only way for many in the country to access research.  In any event, one inevitable truth cannot be avoided: researchers want to share their work– not make publishers rich.

Archivists Rush to Defend Sci-Hub

With these challenges ongoing, SciHub’s Twitter account was permanently suspended under the site’s “counterfeit policy.” Given the timing of this suspension, Elbakyan and other academic activists believe it was directly related to the legal action in India. A few months later, Elbakyan shared on her personal twitter that Apple had granted the FBI access to her account data after a request in early 2019. 

Responding to these attacks last week, redditors on the archivist subreddit  r/DataHoarder have (once again) rallied to support the site. In a post two weeks ago, users appealed to the legacy of reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz and called for anyone with hard drive space and a VPN to defend ‘free science’ by downloading and seeding 850 torrents containing Sci-Hub’s 77 TB library. The ultimate goal of these activists is to then use these torrents, containing 85 million scientific articles, to make a fully decentralized and uncensorable iteration of Sci-Hub.

This project should ring utopian to anyone who values access to scientific knowledge, a goal publishers and the DOJ have taken great pains to block with legal obstacles. A fully decentralized, uncensorable, and globally accessible database for scientific work is a potential engine for greater research equity. The only potential losers with such a resource might be the old gatekeepers who rely on an artificial scarcity of scientific knowledge, and increasingly tools of surveillance, to extract exorbitant profit margins off the labor of scientists.

It’s Time to Fight for Open Access

Journal publishers must do their part to make research immediately available to all, freely and without privacy-invasive practices. There is no need for such a valuable resource such as Sci-Hub to live in the shadows of copyright litigation. While we hope publishers make this change willingly, there are other common-sense initiatives that could help. For example, there are federal bills like the Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), or state bills such as California’s A.B. 2192, which can require government-funded research to be made freely available. The principle behind these bills is simple: if the public-funded the research, the public shouldn’t have to pay again to access it.

In addition to supporting legislation, students and academics can also advocate for Open Access on campus. Colleges can not only provide a financial incentive by breaking contracts with publishers but also support researchers in the process of making their own work Open Access. The UC system for example has required all research from their 10 campuses be made open access since 2013, a policy more public institutions can and should adopt.  Even talking about open access with peers on campus can stir interest in local organizing, and when it does our EFA local organizing toolkit and organizing team (organizing@eff.org) can help support these local efforts.

We need to lift these artificial restraints on science imposed by major publishers and take advantage of 21st-century technology. Initiatives taken by archivists activists such as those supporting Sci-Hub shouldn’t be caught in a game of cat and mouse but supported by policy and business models which allow such projects to thrive and promote equity.

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#AceNewsReport – May.27: Amazon said MGM’s nearly 100 years of filmmaking complements the work of its in-house studio and will allow it to preserve a more than 4,000-film catalog that includes “12 Angry Men,” “Basic Instinct,” “Creed,” “Moonstruck,” “Robocop,” “Thelma and Louise,” and franchises like “James Bond,” “Rocky” and “Silence of the Lambs.” MGM’s catalog also includes a library of 17,000 TV shows such as “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Fargo,” and “Vikings.”

CALIFORNIA: Amazon Acquires MGM And Its Extensive Film, TV Catalog For $8.45 Billion reduced from original $9-Billion after the deal had been in the works for the last few weeks, but the agreement was made public Wednesday and the deal is still subject to regulatory approval according to CBSLosAngeles

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“The real financial value behind this deal is the treasure trove of IP (intellectual property) in the deep catalog that we plan to reimagine and develop together with MGM’s talented team,” Mike Hopkins, senior vice president of Prime Video and Amazon Studios, said in a statement. “It’s very exciting and provides so many opportunities for high-quality storytelling.”

MGM, which is preparing to release films such as “House of Gucci,” “No Time to Die,” “The Addams Family 2,” and an untitled Paul Thomas Anderson film, has won more than 180 Academy Awards and 100 Emmys.

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