CIA ‘black budget’ complicates Pentagon audit

Late last year, the Pentagon announced the launch of its first-ever audit. Since then, it has emerged that the Defense Department didn't properly account for more than $800 million in construction projects, and that the full audit, which Politico reports "may never even be possible" is projected to cost $367 million in itself. "I anticipate … Continue reading CIA ‘black budget’ complicates Pentagon audit

Financial tricks, but no motive, revealed in final Vegas shooting report

Ten months after the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history killed 58 people and injured more than 800 others, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) has closed its case on Stephen Paddock, the alleged lone gunman, despite failing to answer key questions about the Oct. 1, 2017 incident. Though certainly difficult to accept for … Continue reading Financial tricks, but no motive, revealed in final Vegas shooting report

Google plans censored search engine for China

Following in the footsteps of fellow tech giants such as Facebook and LinkedIn, Google now has ambitious plans to help the Chinese government in its draconian censorship efforts, the Intercept has reported this week. The company hopes "to launch a censored version of its search engine in China that will blacklist websites and search terms … Continue reading Google plans censored search engine for China