He sits motionless, like a spider in the center of its web, but that web has a thousand radiations, and he knows well every quiver of each of them.

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Julian Sanchez retweeted
In light of Meadows's arguments regarding limitations on the committee's power to acquire records from Verizon, it's worth rereading this @lawfareblog overview by Aaron Cooper of what the Stored Communications Act really allows when it comes to Congress: lawfareblog.com/what-are-lim…
Initial skim of Meadows' lawsuit tells me this: it's all about the Verizon subpoena. It's really not about Meadows' producing more records or testifying in the end (although he threw that in for good measure). Stored Communications Act Twitter, you're up!
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I wouldn’t conflate mandates with passports. I support businesses being able to ask for proof of vaccination if that’s what they deem appropriate to protect their staff & patrons, which I’d think would be the default libertarian position.
Shout out to all the vaccinated people who don’t support vaccine mandates or passports.
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Boosted. The eldritch power of two Modernas and a Pfizer now courses through my veins. Come and get it you spiky little bastard.
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I never want to hear anything again about “dysfunctional Black culture.”
The Boebert family.
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None of these actually get cooperation before the GOP reclaims the House & sends the Jan 6 committee to live on the farm. The only remedy that’s not a symbolic gesture is inherent contempt, which they’ve shown no will to use.
ALERT: US House Select Jan 6 Cmte says if Mark Meadows doesn't show for tomorrow's scheduled deposition: "The Select Committee will be left no choice but to advance contempt proceedings & recommend that the body in which Meadows once served refer him for criminal prosecution"
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Julian Sanchez retweeted
A compromise version of the NDAA appears to scrap important cyber provisions that would have mandated cyber incident reporting from critical infrastructure and reports about ransomware attacks from a broader set of companies. rules.house.gov/sites/democr…
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Julian Sanchez retweeted
You probably wouldn’t recognize Jeffrey Clark out on the street but this high-ranking DoJ lawyer almost became AG & was ready and willing to use his power to subvert the election. You need to know his name and what he did. He doesn’t want you to. From me. thebulwark.com/who-is-jeffre…
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Hi! I'm from the future! Here's a slide from a pitch deck for a hot new startup.
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That’s… totally reasonable for someone with the VP’s threat profile. Serious Bluetooth vulnerabilities are discovered regularly. therecord.media/billions-of-…
NEW: Kamala Harris has long felt that Bluetooth headphones are a security risk. So, she insists on using wired ones, 3 fmr campaign aides told @rubycramer and me. That Bluetooth phobia remains (if you look closely, you'll see the clump of wires in hand) politico.com/newsletters/wes…
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Bluetooth peripherals are a security risk. If they don't rotate their unique identifier, they can easily be sniffed and tracked. If there are flaws in the security, they can be compromised. Most people don't have to worry about these things but high level federal officials should
NEW: Kamala Harris has long felt that Bluetooth headphones are a security risk. So, she insists on using wired ones, 3 fmr campaign aides told @rubycramer and me. That Bluetooth phobia remains (if you look closely, you'll see the clump of wires in hand) politico.com/newsletters/wes…
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Julian Sanchez retweeted
So often policymakers act as if "tech" consists of four companies. This excellent initiative by @Engine spotlights the broad universe of online entrepreneurs, and how they are impacted by policy decisions. I hope it is seen by every office on the Hill.
The Internet has allowed for all sorts of creators to grow their businesses online. We launched the Digital Entrepreneur Project to share their stories so policymakers realize Internet policy impacts them too. Check it out: digitalentrepreneur.engine.i…
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We dove deep into this... Out of hundreds of #January6th criminal cases, the #FBI cites defendants’ posts on FB, Twitter, Parler. Absent: A public social media site that served as a staging ground for the attack on the Capitol (thedonald.win). justsecurity.org/79446/the-a…
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Y’know, I don’t want to defend everything anyone wrote about the Steele Dossier, but… the original reporting on it was, in fact, quite accurate. As was most of the *reporting* (as opposed to punditry) I recall seeing on it. buzzfeednews.com/article/ken…
"Journalists are right to dig for malfeasance. But with all the hand-wringing over the decline of good journalism, it turns out that one reason why someone like Trump could win a fight by shouting 'Fake news!' is that, on the Steele dossier, he was right." wsj.com/articles/the-media-s…
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Here’s the original Buzzfeed article. They say it’s “unverified, and potentially unverifiable” and note that it “contains clear errors.” They make clear they regard it as newsworthy mainly because it’s “circulating at the highest levels of government.” buzzfeednews.com/article/ken…
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There’s certainly a decent case against publishing it—I probably wouldn’t have, at least at that time—but at some point the fact that the FBI is investigating it makes it newsworthy independent of the credibility of the underlying claims.
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A lot of the rhetoric around the Dossier seems to involve a dishonest shell game: Plenty of pundits and partisans got over their skis on it, so now it’s supposed to be clear that “the media” embarrassed itself. But the straight news coverage was mostly accurate.
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This WSJ piece rather conspicuously doesn’t link any of the WaPo or NYT articles that supposedly botched the story so badly, or quote some egregiously false claims from the reporting. You’re just presumed to KNOW they got it all wrong. wsj.com/articles/the-media-s…
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There WERE genuine reporting errors: McClatchy wrongly reported Mueller had evidence supporting Michael Cohen’s supposed trip to Prague. WaPo misidentified a possible source for the dossier… washingtonpost.com/lifestyle…
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The really embarrassing examples of misplaced credulity, however, are mostly stuff pundits said on cable shows. Glossing that as “the media” is a way of pretending hard news print reporters & TV opinionistas were all saying the same thing, all equally irresponsible.
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