Codebook

It is a universally accepted international convention that diplomatic facilities can be used as cover for espionage activities. But the system only works if states pretend not to acknowledge it. So… [+5185 chars]

Fitness tech company Garmin confirms ransomware attack

Garmin, a major fitness tech company that tracks many users workout routines and GPS coordinates, was the victim of a ransomware attack, the company confirmed Monday. The big picture: The attack, fi… [+268 chars]

U.S. prosecutors expand charges against alleged Saudi agents at Twitter

Prosecutors say that two of the men, who were based in Seattle and San Francisco at the time of their recruitment, were paid hundreds of thousands of dollars by a Saudi-based operative to access data… [+967 chars]

Cisco report details 2020 election security challenges

<ul><li>It isnt just the core integrity of individual elections that we are worried about, we are also worried about the faith and trust the electorate has in state institutions to fairly administer … [+1660 chars]

Oregon governor announces "phased withdrawal" of federal agents from Portland

<ul><li>Democrats have accused federal law enforcement of escalating violence against civilians and detaining protesters in unmarked vehicles.</li><li>Attorney General Bill Barr, echoing other Trump … [+1765 chars]

Justice Department to send federal agents to Cleveland, Detroit and Milwaukee

The big picture: Six Democratic mayors on Tuesday urged congressional leaders to make it illegal for the federal government to deploy militarized federal agents to cities that reject federal involvem… [+1637 chars]

Kodak secures $765 million federal loan to manufacture generic drug ingredients

Why Kodak? As one administration source explains to me, it was an "easy shell to transform." Details: The loan appears to come from the U.S. International Development Finance Corp. (DFC), which was … [+604 chars]

Trump: Republicans who oppose funding FBI building in stimulus "should go back to school"

<ul><li>Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has publicly opposed including the funding in the final bill.</li><li>"Obviously we had to have an agreement with the administration in order to get sta… [+1432 chars]

Pentagon chief says U.S. will pull nearly 12,000 troops from Germany

The U.S. will bring about 6,400 troops home from Germany and move about 5,400 more to other countries in Europe, Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced Tuesday. Why it matters: President Trump has e… [+249 chars]

Coronavirus dashboard: Catch up fast

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