suggest fix – Har Tzion http://har-tzion.com/ Tue, 15 Mar 2022 17:22:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://har-tzion.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/favicon-4-150x150.png suggest fix – Har Tzion http://har-tzion.com/ 32 32 Which States Have Unlicensed Gun Laws? https://har-tzion.com/which-states-have-unlicensed-gun-laws/ Tue, 15 Mar 2022 17:22:10 +0000 https://har-tzion.com/which-states-have-unlicensed-gun-laws/ (NEXSTAR) — On Tuesday, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed Senate Bill 215 into law, which will allow residents over the age of 21 to carry firearms without a license. Ohio is the 23rd US state to adopt such a measure. “Unlicensed carry,” sometimes called “constitutional carry” by proponents, allows anyone who can legally carry a […]]]>

(NEXSTAR) — On Tuesday, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed Senate Bill 215 into law, which will allow residents over the age of 21 to carry firearms without a license. Ohio is the 23rd US state to adopt such a measure.

“Unlicensed carry,” sometimes called “constitutional carry” by proponents, allows anyone who can legally carry a gun to do so without training or background checks, The Hill explains. However, unlicensed carry laws are not the same as open carry laws, and Ohio law requires residents to have concealed carry permits.

SB 215 also eliminates the requirement for weapon bearers to inform police of their weapons, although denying having a weapon when requested by an officer remains a misdemeanor. The law comes into force in three months.

Currently, other states with unlicensed transportation laws are: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Mississippi , Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia and Wyoming.

A recently passed House bill in Indiana could soon legalize unlicensed transportation there as well, reports the Cincinnati Enquirer. That bill, which would allow residents 18 and older to carry guns without a license, now awaits Governor Eric Holcomb’s signature. Georgia’s House also approved a similar bill last week, and it is expected to become law pending Republican Gov. Brian Kemp’s signature.

Proponents of “constitutional carry” argue that the Second Amendment to the US Constitution grants the right to carry a gun without a license. Critics say carrying without a license laws will allow people who shouldn’t have guns to get hold of them.

Bills like SB 215 polarize law enforcement officials, some of whom fear it could put their lives at risk. Last year, Miami Police Chief Art Acevedo spoke out against the Texas law, saying “responsible gun owners” – including police chiefs, sheriffs and police – are opposed to wearing without a permit.

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The essential lingo for those new to life in Mile High https://har-tzion.com/the-essential-lingo-for-those-new-to-life-in-mile-high/ Tue, 15 Mar 2022 03:03:50 +0000 https://har-tzion.com/the-essential-lingo-for-those-new-to-life-in-mile-high/ DENVER (KDVR) — For those of you who moved to the Denver metro area before or during the pandemic, spotting local language trends may not have been a priority. Nevertheless, the closings have diminished, which means it’s time to start socializing with your colleague from Denver. Naturally, it’s unlikely you’ll be able to complete the […]]]>

DENVER (KDVR) — For those of you who moved to the Denver metro area before or during the pandemic, spotting local language trends may not have been a priority. Nevertheless, the closings have diminished, which means it’s time to start socializing with your colleague from Denver.

Naturally, it’s unlikely you’ll be able to complete the full Denverite Rosetta Stone program, so before you dive into the gorgeously warm months that Colorado will soon be bringing to your plate, check out this list of helpful verbiage that’s sure to make people believe. Seasoned Coloradans you achieved “native” status a long time ago.

Mile High lingo

FIXED: Bikes that zip through the neighborhood, unable to shift gears or easily climb climbs of any kind, and a local favorite that you’ll likely see in use every few blocks.

BLUCIFER: A local statue defending the DIA with a dark history that includes its creator meeting a Frankenstein-like end.

GRANOLA: It can be used to describe a leftist lover of both the outdoors and veganism. This term appears most regularly when Boulder is mentioned in any way.

DONKEYS: A term of endearment in these parts. Refers to local NFL club fanatics.

FLANNEL: A uniform, apparently described in elusive text, as the “must-have upper body garment” for most men living in Colorado. It was considered casual wear in most other states outside of the Great Lakes region.

COLOGNE COLORADO: The distinct, skunkish smell that attendees of Colorado’s immersive marijuana scene give off, in a potent way. Constantly carried by a small sect of those considered “granola”.

WOK: See “Granola”, add dreadlocks and “Colorado Cologne”

War prisoner : Not so much a box to hit in Super Mario Brothers, but more of a reference to a freshly fallen buildup in the high country, primed for a skier’s stomp.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN OYSTERS: You should avoid anyone who offers them to you without detailing exactly what they are. Either way, you should give them a try, because bull testicles are delicious… for what they are.

PEAK BAGGER: A contract killer or a contract killer in a way. Defined by their determination to cross the names of all Colorado 14-year-olds off their to-do list.

SMELL OF GREELEY: FOX31’s Pinpoint Weather team is usually the first human team to prepare the Coloradans for hard-hitting weather, but the first rain forecaster in the metroplex, hands down, has to go to Greeley’s cows, who constantly send their forecasts manure-scented south toward Denver whenever a thunderstorm is on the way.

EXIT ROUTES: Apparently seasoned locals use this term to imply a sense of joking or joking, but reported sightings of this phrase have declined in recent decades.

TEXAS GORE-TEX: The non-delusional denim skier of the high country, often a visitor from the Lone Star State.

SALE OF LAND: The term most often heard from a skier who recently lost their poles and skis in one dodgy maneuver on the slopes. When you witness such an instance, you are encouraged to avoid haggling over alleged “for sale” items and instead offer help or, at the bare minimum, compliment them on their wares.

These are all terms that will allow you to fit comfortably into any Colorado conversation you come across.

It might help, however, to learn some jargon related to the geographic locations you are now next to. Here are some terms you may hear or read locally and may need to memorize.

Useful local language

RiNo: Refers to the River North Art District in North Denver.

CAPE HILL: Capitol Hill neighborhood in downtown Denver.

MOUSE TRAP: The always fun-to-navigate intersection between Interstate 25 and Interstate 70.

THE FAX: At the time of Kinkos, the use of this term was sometimes unnecessary, but following the disappearance of fax machines, this term is useful to designate Colfax Avenue while wanting to save time.

LoDo: Lower City Center

LoHi: Low Highlands

FoCo: Fort Collins

SoBro: South Broadway neighborhood

THE FRONT RANGE: The towns and cities located along the eastern foothills of the Rocky Mountain range.

THE TUNNEL: Refers to the gateway to the high country along I-70, officially named the Eisenhower-Johnson Tunnels.

THE RANCH: Highland Ranch.

BRECK: The inventor of this term has broken the name Breckenridge in half, for your convenience.

A TOWN: Refers to the city of Aurora.

SPRINGS: A reference to Colorado Springs, the home of Colorado’s new Whataburger.

VB: The shortest possible way to refer to Buena Vista.

WADS: A slightly annoying nickname for Wadsworth Boulevard.

THE GREEN LINE: A stretch of cannabis dispensaries along SoBro, between Yale Avenue and Louisiana Avenue.

This list may not be the most comprehensive regional linguistics course, but if you keep these in your utility belt of terms, you have already begun your process of assimilation into the Coloradian community that many wish to join.

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Biden: Inflation ‘steals’ profits from a strong economy https://har-tzion.com/biden-inflation-steals-profits-from-a-strong-economy/ Wed, 02 Mar 2022 10:31:50 +0000 https://har-tzion.com/biden-inflation-steals-profits-from-a-strong-economy/ (The Hill) – President Biden has urged lawmakers to pass his stalled economic agenda to prevent inflation from “robbing” Americans of the benefits of a rapid economic recovery. During his State of the Union address on Tuesday, the president sought to rally momentum behind more than $1 trillion in proposed investments that he said would […]]]>

(The Hill) – President Biden has urged lawmakers to pass his stalled economic agenda to prevent inflation from “robbing” Americans of the benefits of a rapid economic recovery.

During his State of the Union address on Tuesday, the president sought to rally momentum behind more than $1 trillion in proposed investments that he said would help calm the highest rate of inflation. fast in 40 years.

Biden touted the rapid rebound from the depth of the pandemic-induced recession, including a record gain of 6.5 million jobs in 2021, economic growth of 5.7%, faster wage growth and l passage of a bipartisan bill on infrastructure. The president also highlighted a series of investments in domestic manufacturing by major US companies such as Intel and Ford, as well as his efforts to strengthen US supply chains.

Even so, Biden acknowledged that “too many families are struggling to keep up with the bills” after prices rose 7.5% over the past 12 months, according to the Home Price Index. consumption (CPI) from the Ministry of Labour.

“Inflation is robbing them of the gains they thought they could otherwise feel,” Biden said, attributing the rapid price hike to supply chain disruptions, labor shortages and successive waves of COVID. -19.

” We have the choice. One way to fight inflation is to drive down wages and make Americans poorer,” he continued. “I think I have a better plan to fight inflation. Cut your costs, not your salaries.

Biden and Democratic leaders have argued for months that the president’s “Build Back Better” plan — the $1.75 trillion social services, infrastructure and climate bill at the center of his economic agenda — would help reduce the costs through programs targeting prescription drug prices, childcare affordability, lower taxes for low- and middle-income families, and affordable housing.

But Biden’s plan was frozen after Sen. Joe Manchin (DW.V.) announced in December that he would not support the measure due to concerns about rising inflation. The bill needs the unanimous support of all 50 Democratic senators and a decisive vote from Vice President Harris to push the Senate through budget reconciliation, which cannot be blocked by the Republican minority in the Senate.

GOP senators also criticized Biden and Democratic lawmakers for seeking another trillion-plus spending bill after passing the $1.9 trillion U.S. bailout economic stimulus bill according to party lines in March 2021. Many economists said the bill helped accelerate the pace of recovery from the COVID-19 recession, but at the cost of higher inflation for longer than most analysts had predicted.

The price hike has also weighed heavily on Biden’s approval ratings and voters’ opinions of his handling of the economy. Republican lawmakers have also seized on rising food, energy and housing prices on Biden’s economic agenda as they seek to regain control of the House and Senate.

Biden also urged senators to confirm five of his Federal Reserve Board nominees, who have been blocked by Republican members of the Senate Banking Committee. Each of the banking panel’s 12 GOP members blocked a vote last month to advance Biden’s Fed picks — including Fed Chairman Jerome Powell, a Republican — after Democrats refused to delay the vote. action on a particularly controversial candidate.

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The alderman of Saint-Louis urges the city to salt the side streets. Why it’s a challenge https://har-tzion.com/the-alderman-of-saint-louis-urges-the-city-to-salt-the-side-streets-why-its-a-challenge/ Fri, 25 Feb 2022 00:46:35 +0000 https://har-tzion.com/the-alderman-of-saint-louis-urges-the-city-to-salt-the-side-streets-why-its-a-challenge/ ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis alderman took to social media Thursday about the city’s handling of this winter storm. He called on the city to start treating side streets. The city does not plow, process, or salt them, largely due to the large amount of “on-street” parking in city neighborhoods. The dreaded “winter mix” […]]]>

ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis alderman took to social media Thursday about the city’s handling of this winter storm. He called on the city to start treating side streets.

The city does not plow, process, or salt them, largely due to the large amount of “on-street” parking in city neighborhoods. The dreaded “winter mix” of sleet and freezing rain made street cleaning particularly difficult.

Streets Department commissioner Kent Flake said the storm was a challenge because plowing was not an option for most.

“When you have that winter mix, it’s a different snow fighting animal,” Flake said.

The city processes and plows what are called “hill” roads, in addition to major thoroughfares like Hampton, Grand, and Natural Bridge. Flake said the first day of the storm, as well as the first part of Day 2, were just “salt and treat” events.

“The greatest thing about ‘hill’ roads is that they don’t get traffic, so you don’t follow that salt like you would a major or minor (road),” he said. . “Until you actually see movement (traffic) or sunshine, you don’t really see a lot of (melt) activity there.”

He said that even with treatment or salting without traffic volume, “hilly” streets will not improve very quickly. This would be even more true for secondary streets. Being able to clear snow is key, but until Thursday afternoon, the city’s snow plows were only throwing chemicals.

The sleet covered and “hugged” the roadway. Putting down plow blades in these conditions would tear the blades without really improving the streets. That changed when the sleet and sleet built up to about an inch.

Still, 23rd Ward Alderman Joe Vaccaro called on the city to at least try to treat/salt all the side streets because the icy streets that city dwellers have in front of their homes aren’t good enough anymore.

“We get billed for these services (via city revenue taxes, etc.) that we don’t get. Let’s get what we deserve, what the people of the city should get, what we pay for,” Ald. said Vaccaro. “It’s unacceptable that people can’t take to their streets to get to work.”

He also called on the city to handle this for its work staff. There was a delayed start and early layoff for city workers on Thursday, but the decision was made Thursday morning after most workers had likely already gone to work.

A spokesman for the mayor, Tishaura Jones, said while this was not the city’s first winter storm, the conditions were unique. He said the mayor would seek to improve communications between heads of city departments and their staff.

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Ocasio-Cortez bemoans congressional ‘sh–show’ https://har-tzion.com/ocasio-cortez-bemoans-congressional-sh-show/ Tue, 15 Feb 2022 20:29:10 +0000 https://har-tzion.com/ocasio-cortez-bemoans-congressional-sh-show/ (The Hill) — After three years on Capitol Hill, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (DN.Y.) has delivered a grim assessment of Congress and its inner workings, calling Washington’s legislative process a “sh–show” of missed opportunities. and ill-conceived plans. In a long and wide-ranging interview with The New Yorker’s David Remnick, Ocasio-Cortez — the most prominent voice in […]]]>

(The Hill) — After three years on Capitol Hill, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (DN.Y.) has delivered a grim assessment of Congress and its inner workings, calling Washington’s legislative process a “sh–show” of missed opportunities. and ill-conceived plans.

In a long and wide-ranging interview with The New Yorker’s David Remnick, Ocasio-Cortez — the most prominent voice in the far-left ‘Squad’ — criticizes President Biden as unassertive, Republicans as undemocratic, and the media as sensational .

But she reserves some of her harshest words for her own caucus leaders, particularly when it comes to the legislative strategy-making process.

“Honestly, it’s a shit show. It’s outrageous, every day,” she told Remnick for the story, published Monday.

“Some people maybe get used to it or are numb to the many different things that can be broken,” she added. “But you lean into that idea so much that there are adults in the room, and in some ways there are. But sometimes being in a room with some of the most powerful people in the country and seeing how they make decisions – sometimes they’re just susceptible to groupthink, susceptible to self-delusion.

Ocasio-Cortez cited the debate surrounding the bipartisan infrastructure bill during its passage through Congress last year as an example. Initially, House Liberals blocked the proposal passed by the Senate, insisting that the House first approve a separate, larger package – the $2 trillion Build Back Better Act – which includes a host of development programs. education, climate and family benefits at the center of Biden’s domestic politics. agenda.

Yet after a months-long stalemate — and in the face of growing pressure from moderate Democrats in both chambers — Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) changed course and introduced the infrastructure bill on her own. It marked a major victory for Biden, but the Build Back Better Act has stalled ever since.

“People really believe that passing the infrastructure plan that day, that week, is the most important decision of the presidency, more than voting rights, more than the Build Back Better Act him itself, which contains the vast majority of the president’s actual plan,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

“You kind of sit in the room and watch people prepare for a decision. It’s a fascinating psychological moment that you watch unfold.

Ocasio-Cortez declined to criticize Pelosi, or any other executive, by name. But she seemed to welcome the coming generational change at the top of the party — at every level — whenever Pelosi and her top lieutenants decide to step down.

“It’s not even just a question to the President. This is a matter of our caucus,” she said. “I wish the Democratic Party had more rocks. I would like our party to be able to really support bold leadership that can tackle the root causes.

Ocasio-Cortez is no stranger to challenging Democratic brass. She arrived in Congress in 2019 after a stunning primary victory over Representative Joe Crowley (NY), a 20-year veteran Democratic lawmaker whom she accused of being too comfortable with lobbyists and other Washington insiders. at the expense of workers. A year into Biden’s tenure in the White House, she shifts some of that criticism onto the president, saying he’s been too reluctant to use his executive authority in the face of congressional inaction.

“The president has not used his executive power to the extent that some would say is necessary,” she charged.

Ocasio-Cortez acknowledged the narrow Democratic majority in the Senate, saying some things are, indeed, “out of the president’s control.”

“But I think there are some things under the president’s control,” she added, “and his hesitation over them has contributed to a situation that’s not as optimal.”

For starters, Ocasio-Cortez is urging the president to act unilaterally to forgive some student loan debt — a move that would not only benefit the country economically, she argued, but help Democrats in the upcoming midterm election. -mandate.

“It’s entirely in his power,” she said. “And I can’t stress how the Biden administration’s reluctance to pursue student loan forgiveness has demoralized a very critical voting bloc that the President, House, and Senate need to have any chance of preserve one of our majorities.”

Ocasio-Cortez also had harsh words for Republicans, accusing the GOP of exploiting the politics of white grievances, both in their efforts to overturn former President Trump’s 2020 election defeat, and their opposition to the news. voting protections aimed at countering the new state-based voting. limitations. If the Republicans are successful, she claimed, there is “a very real risk” that the country will no longer be a democracy in a decade.

“What we risk is having a government that perhaps presents itself as a democracy and can try to pretend that it is, but that it is not,” he said. she stated.

“We are never beyond hope,” she continued. “But we’ve already seen the opening salvos of this, where you have a very targeted and specific attack on suffrage across the United States, especially in areas where Republican power is threatened by evolution electorates and demography. You have a reactionary white nationalist politics that is beginning to gain critical mass.

In Washington and New York, much speculation swirls around Ocasio-Cortez’s future. Although she is only 32, she is among the most recognizable lawmakers in Congress – a social media superstar with a legion of liberal followers – fueling predictions that she could soon run for the Senate.

But if that’s her intention, Ocasio-Cortez isn’t showing any of her cards, saying only that she’s constantly evaluating how best to empower workers. This could lead her to quit elected office and take up activism, she acknowledged. But she also pointed out that, for all her frustrations, the work that goes on every day on Capitol Hill has real value.

“There are times when I’m cynical and…I’m just like, ‘Man, maybe I should just, like, learn to grow my own food and teach other people how to do that!’ she says to Remnick. “But I also reject the utter cynicism that what’s happening here is fruitless.”

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Inside a Super Bowl counterfeit merchandise bust https://har-tzion.com/inside-a-super-bowl-counterfeit-merchandise-bust/ Sat, 12 Feb 2022 16:54:36 +0000 https://har-tzion.com/inside-a-super-bowl-counterfeit-merchandise-bust/ LOS ANGELES (NewsNation Now) — A crackdown on counterfeit goods is part of law enforcement’s plan for every Super Bowl. This year, with a bigger host city, it’s a lot more work than usual. Randall Hill knows what merchandise is legit. The former NFL player is now a Special Agent for United States Homeland Security […]]]>

LOS ANGELES (NewsNation Now) — A crackdown on counterfeit goods is part of law enforcement’s plan for every Super Bowl. This year, with a bigger host city, it’s a lot more work than usual.

Randall Hill knows what merchandise is legit. The former NFL player is now a Special Agent for United States Homeland Security Investigations, or HSI.

NewsNation joined HSI, Customs and Border Protection and the Los Angeles Police Department as officers targeted a pop-up street vendor.

Counterfeits often surface right after the Super Bowl starts.

“As soon as the teams are decided, that’s when some of these vendors start offering their products,” Hill said.

With the Super Bowl taking place in the Rams’ hometown of Los Angeles, the demand for fan gear is especially high.

In one operation, Intel brought NewsNation to the San Fernando Valley, where a small street stand was laden with counterfeit Super Bowl merchandise. Among the loot were counterfeit apparel featuring other popular franchises. Nearby, there was also a wagon of counterfeits.

At a press conference, the NFL and law enforcement highlighted the problem and the many ongoing operations like what we saw in the Valley.

“This year alone, we have seized over 267,000 items worth nearly $97.8 million,” said Steve Francis, HSI’s Executive Associate Director.

Agents said operations are like a mole, with more new stands sure to appear ahead of Sunday’s game.

In the San Fernando Valley case, approximately $10,000 worth of illegal items were taken away and the seller was notified; suppliers and the money trail are the most important targets.

“Well, we don’t know what he’s going to fund,” Hill said. “We don’t know if he funds violent street gangs, we don’t know if he funds international street gangs, we don’t know where it comes from…different countries, countries that interest United States”

The problem of counterfeiting is so widespread that authorities estimate confiscations likely yield less than 5% of the total.

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Ski jumpers disqualified for uniforms https://har-tzion.com/ski-jumpers-disqualified-for-uniforms/ Wed, 09 Feb 2022 04:27:32 +0000 https://har-tzion.com/ski-jumpers-disqualified-for-uniforms/ (The Hill) – Five female ski jumpers have been disqualified from the Winter Olympics mixed team event due to uniforms apparently deemed too large and not in accordance with the rules of the competition, sparking outrage and a violent reaction from athletes and coaches. Japan’s Sara Takanashi, Austria’s Daniela Iraschko-Stolz, Germany’s Katharina Althaus and Norway’s […]]]>

(The Hill) – Five female ski jumpers have been disqualified from the Winter Olympics mixed team event due to uniforms apparently deemed too large and not in accordance with the rules of the competition, sparking outrage and a violent reaction from athletes and coaches.

Japan’s Sara Takanashi, Austria’s Daniela Iraschko-Stolz, Germany’s Katharina Althaus and Norway’s Anna Odine Strøm and Silje Opseth were all disqualified, according to the International Ski Federation (FIS).

A ski jumper’s suit and equipment must comply with a number of regulations, including the type of undergarment ski jumpers may wear, the air permeability of the suit, and outside measurements suit, in accordance with FIS guidelines.

According to a report by NPR, larger suits can give a ski jumper an advantage because they can help the skier’s aerodynamics through the air.

But the decision has come under heavy criticism given the names of those disqualified, who represented some of the strongest countries in the team ski jumping event.

“It’s a travesty, but I’m not laughing… It’s outrageous that this is happening with the four biggest ski jumping nations,” Germany’s Nordic events manager Horst Huttel told Reuters. .

Norwegian ski jumper Robert Johansson called it “completely crazy” while Althaus said FIS “destroyed women’s ski jumping”, the outlet noted.

“Our names are now (out) there and we just pulled the shit card. This is how you destroy nations, development and the whole sport,” Althaus added.

Some athletes defended the disqualifications, saying the Olympics were just enforcing the rules.

“I don’t think the medal is bittersweet. I think that’s as sweet as a medal can get. Equipment is very important in the sport and disqualifications happen,” said Canadian ski jumper Abigail Strate when asked if disqualifications made it a bittersweet medal to win, according to the FIS.

She was part of a Canadian bronze medal winning team.

“In ski jumping it happens often and the fact that it is happening now at the Olympics shows that the rules are strictly enforced because it is a sport at the highest level,” she said.

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FBI Says Cyber ​​Actors Could ‘Disrupt’ Olympics https://har-tzion.com/fbi-says-cyber-%e2%80%8b%e2%80%8bactors-could-disrupt-olympics/ Thu, 03 Feb 2022 02:09:35 +0000 https://har-tzion.com/fbi-says-cyber-%e2%80%8b%e2%80%8bactors-could-disrupt-olympics/ (THE HILL) – The FBI’s Cyber ​​Division warned in a private industry notification dated Monday that cyber actors could “disrupt” the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics slated to begin on Friday, in addition to the Beijing Paralympics. next month. “The FBI is warning entities associated with the February 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and the March 2022 […]]]>

(THE HILL) – The FBI’s Cyber ​​Division warned in a private industry notification dated Monday that cyber actors could “disrupt” the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics slated to begin on Friday, in addition to the Beijing Paralympics. next month.

“The FBI is warning entities associated with the February 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and the March 2022 Paralympic Games that cyber actors may use a wide range of cyber activity to disrupt these events,” the agency said.

The FBI noted that some of these activities could include ransomware, phishing campaigns, malware, and distributed denial of service attacks, among other actions.

The agency also warned against installing apps created by “untrusted vendors”, which “could increase opportunities for cyber actors to steal personal information or install tracking tools, malicious code or malware”.

The FBI noted that it was not aware of any specific cyberattacks planned to be carried out, but stressed that athletes and others associated with the Games should remain vigilant, including recommending people leave their devices behind. personal at home and to use a temporary telephone during their stay. China.

The agency pointed to previous cyberattacks that were carried out during the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics and the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics.

“For example, during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, the NTT Corporation – which provided its services for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics – revealed that there were over 450 million attempted incidents. related to cybersecurity during the event, although none were successful due to cybersecurity measures in place,” the agency said.

“During the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, Russian cyber actors carried out a destructive cyberattack on the opening ceremony, enabled by spear-phishing campaigns and malicious mobile apps,” the FBI added.

The FBI noted that these upcoming Games could be vulnerable to cyberattacks as people will rely more on social media and streaming services to watch the Olympics as foreign spectators are not allowed to attend.

Cyberattacks could be carried out against broadcast companies and internet service providers to impact service during the Games; broadcast networks could be disrupted by phishing and social engineering campaigns; and certain types of infrastructure like hotels and ticketing services could also be hit by cyberattacks, the FBI said.

The notice comes just days before the start of the Winter Games, which several nations, including the United States, are diplomatically boycotting in response to human rights concerns. The Games are scheduled to last until February 20.

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Biden will ‘absolutely’ watch the Beijing Olympics https://har-tzion.com/biden-will-absolutely-watch-the-beijing-olympics/ Wed, 02 Feb 2022 19:07:42 +0000 https://har-tzion.com/biden-will-absolutely-watch-the-beijing-olympics/ WASHINGTON (THE HILL) — White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Wednesday that President Biden will monitor the 2022 Beijing Olympics, which begin on Friday, despite a diplomatic boycott of the Games by the United States. “Absolutely,” Psaki said when asked if Biden would watch. “Yes, we are looking forward to being there and cheering […]]]>

WASHINGTON (THE HILL) — White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Wednesday that President Biden will monitor the 2022 Beijing Olympics, which begin on Friday, despite a diplomatic boycott of the Games by the United States.

“Absolutely,” Psaki said when asked if Biden would watch.

“Yes, we are looking forward to being there and cheering on our American athletes who will be competing,” she added.

The United States is not sending any government officials to Beijing for the Winter Games.

“I’m not going to rule out an Olympic outfit here, I encourage you all to do the same,” Psaki said.

Biden announced a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Olympics in December, citing ongoing genocide and crimes against humanity in Xinjiang as well as other human rights abuses.

Psaki was asked earlier this week if Biden was concerned about the safety of competing American athletes after former United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley and Sen. James Risch (R-Idaho) wrote a letter to athletes on high risk environment.

“We are very focused on the safety of American athletes,” Psaki said. “We made the decision not to send a delegation. It wasn’t related to that; this was related to our concerns about CRP [People’s Republic of China] the ongoing genocide and crimes against humanity in Xinjiang and other human rights violations.

She said she expects China to ensure the safety of American athletes.

“But in terms of the athletes, we’re doing everything we can to work in coordination with the US Olympic Committee. We provide consular and security services to our athletes, coaches, trainers and staff, as we do for all American citizens abroad,” she added.

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