Last month Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. released a report claiming that new encrypted devices pose "a threat to law enforcement efforts" and are "a boon to dangerous criminals." His report calls for new laws to compel companies to build backdoors into the encryption used on mobile devices, but he fails to make the case.
Last week, Senator Richard Burr (R-N.C.), chairman of the Select Committee on Intelligence, wrote an error-laden piece for the Wall Street Journal in which he claimed that "Encrypted devices block law enforcement from collecting evidence. Period." As if the only item in the law enforcement tool box is ubiquitous surveillance, and without it no evidence can be collected.
PARIS — Climate alarmism and its war on beneficial carbon dioxide has become a dangerous new religion that threatens individual liberty worldwide, said award-winning chemistry professor István Markó at the “counter-COP21” climate summit in Paris. It must be exposed and stopped, he added.
In a video interview with The New American after his presentation at the anti-alarmism summit in Paris, Professor Markó also slammed the bogus “science” underpinning the new religion. Numerous summit attendees and experts from across France and beyond referred to the “climate religion” as “climatism.”