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News & Comment: Barbara Boxer Shills for Lyft, and AOC Calls Her Out

As toxic tech companies battle bill to make gig workers employees, former Sen. Boxer lobbies for Lyft against exploited workers…--AOC shows brass balls, calls Boxer’s lobbying “stain on public service”

--Amazon’s doorbell camera company, Ring, partners with local police to create for-profit, private surveillance network;  The Guardian report is here, Buzzfeed report is here

--Google’s hackers report that iPhones are vulnerable to hacking when users visit unnamed websites

--fearing (Russian) hackers, DNC moves to block phone voting during Iowa caucuses

--reacting to IG’s mild rebuke of James Comey, Kevin Gosztola argues we have 2-tier system for leakers, and official leakers are not punished

--Trump tells his personal assistant, Madeleine Westerhout, “you’re fired” for allegedly leaking info about Trump family to media

--in local TV video interview, Leslie Lakes of Prison Arts Touching Hearts tells how she connected with artists in prison all over the country

--Hong Kong authorities round up protest leaders, cancel Saturday march, as more troops arrive from mainland China

--Iran’s leaders seem to accept they must deal with Trump, but maintain defiant approach

--Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan takes to NY Times to plead for peace over Kashmir

--former British PM John Major joins lawsuit against Boris Johnson over suspension of Parliament

--in Colombia, the FARC signals end to 3-year truce

--in Brazil, Glenn Greenwald reveals more evidence of corruption among anti-corruption prosecutors

--at WhoWhatWhy, Jeff Schectman interviews Nick Bryant, who exposed Jeffrey Epstein’s “black book” in 2012

--new judge at Guantanamo sets trial date for the men accused in 9/11 plot, 19.5 years after the events