Police investigate after young man killed in Brossard Que restaurant shooting

first_imgLONGUEUIL, Que. — Police say a murder investigation is underway after a young man was shot to death at a restaurant in Brossard, Que.Longueuil police say a man opened fire in a restaurant in the city’s DIX30 neighbourhood Friday night, and the 25-year-old victim died of his injuries in hospital Saturday morning.He was not known to police, and the motive of the shooting is unknown.The incident occurred around 10:30 p.m. Friday inside a restaurant on Leduc Boulevard, south of Montreal, according to Longueuil police spokeswoman Melanie Mercille.A torched vehicle was found near the scene on Chemin des Prairies, but Mercille could not confirm whether it was related to the shooting.The suspect, who fled on foot toward Highway 10, had not been located as of this morning.Police erected a security perimeter around the crime scene and the investigation is ongoing.The Montreal area has seen two fatal shootings in crowded public places in a week.Last Saturday night, a man linked to organized crime was shot dead in a hotel in Laval, Que., on the Highway 15 service road.The victim, Salvatore Scoppa, 49, was shot at around 10 p.m.Police have not caught the suspect.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

John Mayer Raises Charity Funds With Raffle

first_imgMulti-Grammy-winning singer/songwriter John Mayer is raising funds for the Northern California Institute for Research and Education (NCIRE), one of the nation’s foremost organizations studying the effects of war on U.S. military personnel.Mayer partnered with the organization in 2011 on several pilot programs aimed at helping veterans overcome the effects of post traumatic stress and lead healthy productive lives as civilians.To raise the funds, Mayer has created a unique opportunity for fans that not only rewards the winners of an online raffle, but also helps educate fans on post traumatic stress and the need to help active military when they return home. Three winners will be chosen to spend a day with Mayer in the coming months, working together on a day-long volunteer project to help veterans. Raffle winners will work side-by-side with Mayer and veterans on the project and celebrate the completion of the project with a meal and photo session.Mayer’s programs with NCIRE include a Veterans Exercise and Wellness Program, Integrative Medicine for Traumatic Stress, Women Warriors Fitness and Nutrition Program and Military Acculturation Program. All four programs are based in the San Francisco Bay-area with hopes to replicate them in other parts of the country. Mayer first became interested in veterans issues following a visit to Camp Lejeune five years ago, and was honored by the Recording Academy earlier this year at its annual Grammys on the Hill event for his work on behalf of veterans.For more information on the raffle, click here. Entry deadline is November 1.last_img read more

Musical instrument loan program available in 12 city libraries

first_img Login/Register With: Facebook “By increasing and diversifying the service offering in its libraries, the city is able to retain and increase the number of subscribers who frequent their neighbourhood libraries. It also contributes to the cultural vitality of the metropolis and to the quality of life of people of all ages who frequent them, in particular, young persons, who have the chance to discover and to practise a musical instrument thanks to the musical instrument loan program in Montreal libraries,” said Ms. Manon Gauthier, executive committee member in charge of culture, heritage, design, Space for life and the status of women.“In honour of Canada’s 150th birthday, Sun Life is thrilled to be expanding the highly successful Sun Life Financial Musical Instrument Lending Library Program to more cities across Canada. To help meet the high demand of instruments, we are also donating an additional 50 instruments to the existing Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal programs,” said Paul Joliat, Assistant Vice-President, Philanthropy and Sponsorships, Sun Life Financial. “Music and the arts can have a profound impact on a person’s life and we’re proud that we are able to provide the opportunity for more Canadians to experience and enjoy the positive power of music.”Remember to subscribe to one of the participating libraries in order to borrow a free musical instrument. It is also possible to reserve a musical instrument at bibliomontreal.com. Only one instrument can be borrowed at a time, with a borrowing time of three weeks and the possibility to renew it three times, if the instrument has not been reserved.About Bibliothèques de Montréal (Montréal libraries)The Bibliothèques de Montréal have a network of 45 libraries located in the 19 boroughs. Passionately committed to neighbourhoods, the mission of the Bibliothèques de Montréal is to provide everyone with access to reading, information, knowledge, culture and leisure. Backed by bold programming and dedicated teams, the Bibliothèques de Montréal are prime destinations where visitors can acquire knowledge through all its forms. 4.2 million documents are available at the libraries, 7 days a week, and offer lively spaces for meetings and exchanges for all.About Sun Life Financial in the communityAt Sun Life Financial, we are committed to building sustainable, healthier communities for life and we’re proud to hold the Caring Company designation from Imagine Canada. Community wellness is an important part of our sustainability commitment and we believe that by actively supporting the communities in which we live and work, we can help build a positive environment for our Clients, Employees, advisors and shareholders. Our philanthropic support focuses on two key areas: health, with an emphasis on diabetes awareness, prevention, care and research initiatives through our Team Up Against DiabetesTM platform; and arts and culture, through our award-winning Making the Arts More Accessible TMprogram. We also partner with sports properties in key markets to further our commitment to healthy and active living. Our Employees and advisors take great pride in volunteering over 40,000 hours each year and contribute to making life brighter for individuals and families across Canada. Read more about Sun Life Financial in the community. Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement MONTRÉAL – The musical instrument loan program which has been very successful since its launch in 2016 in eight Montréal libraries has been expanded to five more libraries thanks to an additional donation of 50 musical instruments from Sun Life Financial. This addition brings the total number of musical instruments available for lending in participating libraries to 150, enhancing the program, which is also available in Toronto and Vancouver libraries.At its weekly meeting, the Montreal executive committee endorsed the resolution to accept Sun Life Financial’s latest donation of instruments worth $27,500. Guitars, basses, violins, ukuleles, portable keyboards, drums and xylophones that have been available since November 2016 in the Du Boisé, Georges-Vanier, La Petite-Patrie, Maison culturelle et communautaire de Montréal-Nord, Plateau-Mont-Royal, Saint-Léonard, Saul-Bellow and Jacqueline-De Repentignylibraries, will be available in October at the Octogone, Saint-Michel, Rivière-des-Prairies, Benny and Pierrefonds libraries.“It is with great pleasure that we accept this new donation from Sun Life Financial to the musical instrument loan program. This generous gesture will increase the number of loans in 12 libraries and reduce the waiting time for this program, which has a borrowing rate of 97%. The excellent lending rate percentage demonstrates that the program responds to a need and illustrates the dynamic character of this cultural rendezvous, which is highly frequented in the metropolis,” declared the Mayor of Montreal, Mr. Denis Coderre. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day April 28th

first_img“Tai Chi is moving meditation. people now a days know how helpful meditation is for your mind and stress, so when you’re doing Tai Chi you’re moving and really just focused on what you’re doing.” Bilodeau said about the benefits of practicing Tai Chi.Willow Moon Internal Arts is celebrating their 40th year in Fort St. John and Bilodeau expects there to be at least 20-30 Tai Chi students participating in the exercises.The event starts at 1:00 p.m. in the park across from the Whole Wheat and Honey Cafe. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – World Tai Chi and Qigong day is happening in Fort St. John this Saturday.Willow Moon Internal Arts will be celebrating National Tai Chi and Qigong day by hosting their class outside across from the Whole Wheat and Honey Cafe. The class will be outside in hopes to raise public awareness to Tai Chi and Qigong in the community.The class will begin with Willow Moon Internal Arts’ Head Tai Chi instructor Tammy Bilodeau leading a warm up where anyone is welcome to participate. Next Bilodeau’s class will demonstrate to the public, 24 form Tai Chi, 48 form Tai Chi, the Five Elements of Qigong, Sword Form, Sabre Form, and Water Style.last_img read more

Russia Wants Quick Solution for Western Sahara

Rabat – Russia’s deputy foreign minister and special presidential representative for the Middle East and Africa Mikhail Bogdanov has said that Russia stands for a “quick and mutual solution” to the Western Sahara issue. Speaking yesterday to Morocco’s state-owned Maghreb Arab Press (MAP) following a meeting with vice-president of the Afro-Asian Peoples’ Solidarity Organization (AAPSO) Talea Saoud El Atlassi, the Russian official said that his country considers Morocco a “strategic” ally.Read also: Trade Expert: Australia Backs Moroccan Sovereignty over Western Sahara“The meeting served as a great opportunity to exchange ideas and address a variety of issues of concern to both countries and the current issues in the Middle East and North Africa, including that of Western Sahara,” Bogdanov said . Referring to the strategic partnership Morocco and Russia forged in 2016, Bogdanov highlighted the strong historical ties between Morocco and Russia. He said that the newfound momentum in the Rabat-Kremlin ties have been propelling both countries to “take steps forward” and “try to boost effective and fruitful cooperation.” He added that Morocco and Russia see eye to eye on “strengthening and maintaining a bilateral dialogue in the service of mutual interests” on issues like combatting terrorism and radicalization, as well as creating opportunities for social and economic development in the region. In return, Al Atlassi, chairman of the Moroccan Commission for peace and solidarity and vice-president of AAPSO noted Russia’s “positive role” in the ongoing UN-led process for a political settlement in the Sahara dispute. Atlassi noted the meeting with Bogdanov reflects Russia’s intent to work out a “mutual, sustainable, and realistic solution to the issue of Western Sahara.” The meeting’s primary focus was the discussion of the Russian-Moroccan relationship under the auspices of King Mohammed VI and Russia’s president Vladimir Putin in cultivating the dynamics of dialogue and development between the countries. read more

Florida Amber Alert canceled after 2 young children found safe in Texas

first_img(WSVN) – The two Florida children in the center of Thursday night’s statewide Amber Alert have been found safe in Texas, authorities announced Friday.The children, 7-year-old Brian Mejias and 6-year-old Gabriela Mejias, had last been seen in Suwannee County. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement issued the alert Thursday evening.The details leading up to their disappearance were not immediately available. The Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office shared on their Facebook page that they were located in Houston, Texas. UPDATE: The Florida AMBER Alert for Brian and Gabriela Mejias has been canceled. The children were found safe. Thank you for sharing!— FDLE (@fdlepio) September 28, 2018Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Marie Claire Taps Twitter for More Than Just Traffic Bump

first_imgLooking for Fresh ContentMarie Claire regularly connects with Twitter followers for new, reader-generated content. Recently, Marie Claire followers have submitted their worst date stories, participated in a poll about dating in their cities, and emailed us about their favorite bloggers on Twitter for our Blog Crush feature. We’ve also used Twitter to mine for career and money experts to answer question for our Career & Money Coach blog.Live TweetingWe tweeted during each new episode of Marie Claire’s reality show, Running in Heels, and will be doing the same during the new season of Project Runway. We also live-tweeted a blind date in April, in which I went on a blind date with another Twitter user, both tweeting the whole evening for a real-time he said/she said. Our followers had a lot of fun reading along and commenting, and many stuck around through the whole five-hour date. Answering Reader Questions Getting on Twitter has allowed us to provide almost immediate answers to reader questions and concerns. We check our replies daily, along with any mentions of the magazine and site by Twitter users that don’t necessarily know we’re on Twitter yet, and we answer their questions, from queries about specific issues (“who designed the jacket Christina Aguilera wore on your cover last year?”) to readers’ problems that our content can answer (“so stressed—anyone have stress busting or work/life balance tips?”) We also make sure that we follow back and talk to those Tweeters that reply to us and retweet us often so that the conversation isn’t one-sided.Developing Relationships with Other Sites & BloggersIn addition to developing relationships with our readers and Twitter followers, we also keep up with the tweets of sites and bloggers whose readers overlap with ours (like @TheFrisky, @LemondropTweets, and @YourTango). Replying to and retweeting each other opens up the conversation to a larger group of Tweeters and helps all of us to further establish our presence and value on Twitter.Offering Discounts, Coupons and FreebiesWe love being able to share deals with our followers—we tweet all of our shopping discounts on our Diary of Fashionista blog, update followers on our daily giveaways, and retweet other great deals and sales that we hear about. We also recently tweeted about a one-day subscription sale on all Hearst magazines. It was retweeted 42 times and we got great feedback from our followers—many not only subscribed to Marie Claire, but to a handful of the other magazines as well! The legion of people—and magazines—using Twitter multiplies daily. For example, Marie Claire’s account has more than 13,000 followers who, in May, drove more than 32,000 additional page views to MarieClaire.com.But we use Twitter for more than just linking to our stories and other news; it’s a powerful social networking tool. From seeking feedback to answering questions to arranging blind dates, tweeting, for us, has evolved into a fun way to communicate with some of our most engaged readers/followers.Here are five ways we’re using Twitter:last_img read more

Comic leads as Ukraine votes for president

first_imgUkrainian comic actor, showman and presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelensky casts his ballot at a polling station during Ukraine`s presidential election in Kiev on 31 March. Photo: AFPA comedian whose political experience is limited to playing the president on TV is likely to top the first round as Ukrainians vote for a leader Sunday, amid frustrations over living standards and corruption.Actor Volodymyr Zelensky’s bid started as a long shot but he has leapfrogged establishment politicians in the nation of 45 million that is fighting a Russia-backed separatist conflict in its east.The 41-year-old star of the political comedy “Servant of the People,” which returned for its third season this week, had more than 25 per cent support in final surveys, well ahead of his nearest rivals.Incumbent Petro Poroshenko was vying with ex-prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko to face Zelensky in a run-off next month, according to polls.One recent survey put them neck and neck at around 17 per cent, though another showed Poroshenko — who amassed a vast fortune in the chocolate business before being elected leader in 2014 — pulling ahead of ally-turned-foe Tymoshenko to make the second round.In polling stations across Ukraine, voters expressed dissatisfaction with the candidates and many told AFP they were opting for what they saw as the least of three evils.”I’m voting for anyone apart from Poroshenko. I don’t believe him, he cheated us,” said 40-year-old housewife Olga, who had come to a polling station in the Western city of Lviv with her young daughter.”I’m just going to go into the booth and decide who to vote for. I just don’t know. Definitely not for Zelensky,” said Irina, a 35-year-old manicurist in central Kiev.In the eastern city of Mariupol, near the frontline of the separatist conflict that has cost some 13,000 lives over five years, soldiers were among those casting their ballots.The war is “the main question for everyone,” said 22-year-old soldier Sergiy, without specifying who he was voting for. “The country is tired of this situation, people are tired.”Social media manifestoThere are a record 39 candidates on the ballot paper, but only the three frontrunners have a realistic chance of progressing to a run-off vote.All three have said they will keep Ukraine on the European course it has charted since a 2014 revolution that forced pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych from office.The popular uprising was followed by Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the conflict in eastern Ukraine.Poroshenko was elected on promises to tackle graft, align Ukraine with the West and shut down the separatist fighting.But today the conflict is grinding on, corruption is rife and the country is struggling to recover from an economic crisis that began in 2014.The 53-year-old president has positioned himself as the only person able to stand up to the Kremlin and has promised to return Crimea to Ukraine if he is re-elected.The pledge has been widely dismissed as unrealistic.Zelensky, meanwhile, has been criticised for the vagueness of his manifesto, the key pledges of which were chosen following a public vote on social media.The entertainer has eschewed rallies and interviews in favour of playing gigs with his comedy troupe up to the final days of campaigning.But supporters say only a brand new face can clean up the murky politics of one of the poorest nations in Europe.Some accuse Zelensky of acting as a front for the interests of oligarch Igor Kolomoysky, who owns the channel that broadcasts the entertainer’s shows, but he denies any political links.Chance for changeTymoshenko — who was once known for her traditional plaited hairstyle but now opts for a more conventional pony tail — has focused on the cost of living.She has promised to cut consumer gas prices in half and boost pensions as she appeals to an older base during her third bid for the presidency.”Today we have a chance to change everything,” Tymoshenko said as she cast her vote in Kiev.Exit polls are expected when voting stations close at 8:00 pm local time (1700 GMT). First preliminary results are expected several hours after.Barring a shock result in which one candidate crosses the 50 per cent threshold in the first round, a run-off will be held on 21 April.last_img

Why USIran tensions could quickly escalate into a crisis

first_imgA flight deck crew ensures an F/A-18E Super Hornet is seated in the catapult shuttle on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), in Arabian Sea. Photo: ReutersThree years ago, when Iran’s military captured 10 US sailors after they mistakenly strayed into Iranian waters, US secretary of state John Kerry and Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif jumped on the phone in minutes and worked out the sailors’ release in hours.Could a similar crisis be so quickly resolved today?”No,” Zarif said in a recent interview with Reuters. “How could it be averted?”Zarif and the current secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, have never spoken directly, according to Iran’s mission at the United Nations. They instead tend to communicate through name-calling on Twitter or through the media.“Pompeo makes sure that every time he talks about Iran, he insults me,” Zarif said. “Why should I even answer his phone call?”The open rancor between the nations’ two top diplomats underscores growing concern that the lack of any established channel for direct negotiation makes a military confrontation more likely in the event of a misunderstanding or a mishap, according to current and former US officials, foreign diplomats, US lawmakers and foreign policy experts.The Trump administration this month ordered the deployment of an aircraft carrier strike group, bombers and Patriot missiles to the Middle East, citing intelligence about possible Iranian preparations to attack US forces or interests.”The danger of an accidental conflict seems to be increasing over each day,” US senator Angus King, a political independent from Maine, told Reuters as he called for direct dialogue between the United States and Iran.A senior European diplomat said it was vital for top US and Iranian officials to be on “speaking terms” to prevent an incident from mushrooming into a crisis.”I hope that there are some channels still existing so we don’t sleepwalk into a situation that nobody wants,” said the diplomat, speaking on condition of anonymity. “The rhetoric that we have is alarming.”State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus declined to address how the administration would communicate with Iran in a crisis similar to the 2016 incident, but said: “When the time to talk comes, we are confident we will have every means to do so.”The administration’s “maximum pressure campaign” against Iran, she said, aims to force its leaders to the negotiating table.“If the Iranians are willing to engage on changing their ways to behave like a normal nation,” Ortagus said, “we are willing to talk to them.”Twitter DiplomacyIn 2016, Kerry and Zarif knew one another well from the complex negotiations to reach a 2015 pact to limit Iran’s nuclear capabilities.Three years later, top-level diplomatic relations have all but disintegrated in the wake of the Trump administration’s withdrawal from the nuclear pact, its tightening of sanctions on Iranian oil, and its recent move to designate part of Iran’s military as a terrorist group.US military officials cite growing concern about Iran’s development of precise missiles and its support for proxy forces in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and beyond.In the absence of direct talks, Twitter has become a common forum for US and Iranian officials to trade biting barbs. On Wednesday, an advisor to Iranian president Hassan Rouhani fired off a tweet at Pompeo castigating him for provoking Iran with military deployments.“You @SecPompeo do not bring warships to our region and call it deterrence. That’s called provocation,” the advisor, Hesameddin Ashena, tweeted in English. “It compels Iran to illustrate its own deterrence, which you call provocation. You see the cycle?”That followed a Trump tweet on Sunday threatening to “end” Iran if it sought a fight, and a long history of bitter insults traded by Pompeo and Zarif.Pompeo in February called Zarif and Iran’s president “front men for a corrupt religious mafia” in a tweet. That same month, another official at Pompeo’s State Department tweeted: “How do you know @JZarif is lying? His lips are moving.”Zarif, in turn, has used the social media platform to condemn Pompeo and White House National Security Adviser John Bolton’s “pure obsession with Iran,” calling it “the behavior of persistently failing psychotic stalkers.”‘Americans have options’US officials, diplomats and lawmakers said they doubted Zarif would refuse to take a call from Pompeo in a crisis, given the risks for Iran in any conflict with the US military.In a Tuesday briefing with reporters, Pompeo appeared to dismiss concerns about Washington’s ability to communicate and negotiate with Iran.”There are plenty of ways that we can have a communication channel,” Pompeo said.Diplomats say Oman, Switzerland and Iraq are nations with ties to both countries that could pass messages.”It’s a little bit like the Israelis – when they need to get messages to people, they can get messages to people,” said a second senior European diplomat.Representative Michael Waltz – the first US Army Green Beret elected to Congress, said he favored the diplomatic freeze as a way to force Iran into serious negotiations.”If you don’t have diplomatic isolation, you’re having one-off talks, that lessens the pressure,” said Waltz, who is also a former Pentagon official.But indirect message-passing can be too cumbersome in a fast-moving crisis, said Kevin Donegan, a retired vice admiral who oversaw US naval forces in the Middle East as commander of the Fifth Fleet when the US sailors were captured by Iran.Such dealings through intermediaries “require time and will not allow an opportunity to de-escalate a rapidly unfolding tactical situation,” said Donegan, now a senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, who added that he was not commenting on current US policy.Donegan and Waltz both said it would be helpful to have some kind of hotline between the US and Iranian militaries, but Donegan and other experts were skeptical Iran would agree to such an arrangement.Back channels through Oman, Iraq … Russia?On May 3 – after Washington became alarmed by intelligence indicating that Iran might be preparing for an attack on the United States or its interests – it sent messages to Iran via “a third party,” one US official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.Marine General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, also told Congress on May 8 that messages had been sent to “to make sure that it was clear to Iran that we recognized the threat and we were postured to respond.”Waltz said Dunford told lawmakers at a closed-door hearing that he had sent a message to Qassem Soleimani – the influential commander of the Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force – warning him that Iran would be held directly accountable if one of its proxy forces attacks Americans.”The message now was: ‘We’re not going to hold your proxies accountable'” if they attack US citizens or forces in the region, he said. “‘We’re going to hold you, the regime, accountable.'”Another official said the United States had authorized Iraq “to let the Iranians know that there is no plausible deniability about attacks on Americans in Iraq” after US intelligence flagged preparations for a possible attack by Iran-backed militias in Iraq.Joseph Votel, the now retired four-star general who oversaw US troops in the Middle East until March, noted earlier this year that the US military might be able to indirectly get a message to Iranian forces through an existing hotline with Russia meant to avoid accidental conflicts in Syria.”The Iranians can talk to the Russians,” he said. “We have a well-established professional communication channel with the Russians.”But the prospect of relying on the Russian government to get United States out of a crisis with Iran is hardly reassuring to many current and former officials in the United States.”That would be a risky choice,” said Wendy Sherman, an under secretary of state in the Obama administration.last_img read more

Hundreds of Millions Have Downloaded Suspicious VPN Apps With Serious Privacy Flaws

first_img Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. August 7, 2019 14 min readcenter_img When Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence, he specified life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness as three of humankind’s “unalienable rights.” More than 230 years later, people are wondering: What about the right to privacy? The conversation isn’t new — attorney Jacqueline Klosek wrote a book called Data Privacy in the Information Age in 2000 — but post-Cambridge Analytica, it is newly relevant in the eyes of the general public. We’ve long turned over personal data to companies in exchange for access to goods and services, but for cautious consumers, there have always been tools available to safeguard their personal data. To wit, the use of virtual private networks (VPNs) is on the rise around the world. This type of safeguard creates an encrypted communication tunnel between your device and the internet, securing your browsing history, your correspondence and any other information you share from prying eyes. In the first quarter of 2018, about 26 percent of global online users reported utilizing a VPN or proxy server to access the internet in the past month; by Q4, that figure had increased to 30 percent.But what happens when these “defensive shields” begin to crack — whether due to a flaw in construction or, more menacingly, due to a cleverly placed hammer strike from the creators themselves? Simon Migliano, head of research at Top10VPN, a VPN research and review website, recently investigated just that. During a new round of reviews, Migliano saw droves of free VPN apps he’d never seen before in both Apple’s App Store and the Google Play Store. It was strange, he says, because knowing the lay of the land when it comes to VPNs is his job — and it was rare for him to see this many newcomers. The apps had garnered hundreds of millions of users, but behind many of them were unfamiliar business names with no websites or information about the people running the show. There’s always been a general sense of free VPNs being “dodgy,” says Migliano, but in the past, they’ve rarely been considered dangerous. In this case, the sheer number of dubious-looking apps out there piqued Migliano’s interest: Were these consumer traps? He decided to find out. Results of the investigation In December, Top10VPN published intensive research taking a closer look at the 30 apps that made up the top 20 search results for “VPN” across both the App Store and Google Play Store. The results were disconcerting, especially when it came to the apps’ ownership and privacy policies — and when you consider the fact that some of the apps had upwards of 50 million downloads worldwide. After digging into the apps’ ownership information, Migliano and his team found that nearly 60 percent of the most popular free VPN apps on Apple’s App Store and the Google Play Store are secretly owned by individuals or companies in China, despite the country’s known internet restrictions and strict ban on VPNs.For services that are dedicated — by name and function — to privacy, many of the top-searched VPN apps also failed spectacularly on the data-privacy front, according to Migliano’s research. About 86 percent had serious privacy policy flaws, including issues like a generic policy without VPN-specific terms or lack of detail around logging processes that could give users a “false sense of security.” Some apps lacked any privacy policy at all. Others had policies allowing user-activity tracking or data-sharing with third parties, and still others explicitly stated they share data with China. One example, Hola VPN, is an Israel-based app for iOS and Android with upwards of 10 million installs worldwide. Its privacy policy specifies that it logs user activity such as browser type, browsing history and time spent on each webpage, as well as access dates and times. A trio of apps known as VPN Master, Turbo VPN and Snap VPN — which together have more than 14 million total Android installs and 1.1 million monthly iOS installs — explicitly state that they may transfer users’ personal data to China or Singapore, and the types of data they share goes far and wide: information such as browser types, IP addresses, time stamps, device identification codes, email addresses, CPU details, battery use and more. Another dubious finding? About 55 percent of the apps hosted their privacy policies on amateur pages, such as free WordPress sites with ads or plain text files on Pastebin. More than half listed personal email accounts (Gmail, Yahoo, etc.) as customer support email addresses, and when Top10VPN reached out via those channels, 83 percent of customer assistance email requests were ignored.   Take SuperVPN, for example — an app with 50 million downloads on the Google Play Store. It lists two seemingly fake addresses online, offers a personal Gmail address for customer service inquiries and has a vague privacy policy that clocks in at less than 350 words. Migliano and his team also conducted a more in-depth technical review of 150 VPN apps available to Android users. Combined, the apps had over 260 million installs from the Google Play store when the study was published in February — now, that number has hit 518 million. Results were concerning: 85 percent of the apps featured intrusive permissions or functions with a real potential for privacy abuse. Close to seven in 10 had permissions that official Android developer documentation categorizes as “dangerous.” And 18 percent of the apps tested positive in preliminary scans for potential viruses or malware. Entrepreneur worked with Sixgill, a threat intelligence company that analyzes deep and dark web sources, to look further into five of the potentially unsafe VPNs in Migliano’s study: VPN Proxy Master, TurboVPN, Snap VPN, X-VPN and Secure VPN. Dov Lerner, a cyberintelligence researcher at the firm, found that most of them came highly recommended in dark web forums. “I got a bit of a laugh out of that,” says Lerner. “In this den of thieves, everybody’s a thief — everybody’s trying to make a buck off of someone else … So that was pretty funny to know, that if these VPNs are insecure, these people are hardly safe. Because they’re actually engaged in illegal activities, these VPN services might hand them over to law enforcement or use them for blackmail. It’s hard to tell what they’re going to do with it, but they certainly have compromising material.”How this could affect consumers (and why you should care) As data breaches spread like wildfire — Equifax, Yahoo and Marriott, to name a few — you may be wondering: My personal data is already out there in the ether. What new risks could an unsafe VPN really pose? But there’s a valid reason here to care — and to take steps to protect yourself. By definition, VPNs (again, virtual private networks) are presented as safe options for secure Internet use. That means that someone using a VPN may believe they’re protected while visiting the website of their financial institution, health insurance provider or another sensitive outlet. But when you use a VPN, all of your browsing data flows through servers operated by the provider of that service — the operator of the app. That’s every single byte of your browsing data, including web searches. When analyzed as part of an extremely large data set, even seemingly innocuous information can reveal sensitive aspects of a consumer’s life. Location-tracking can point to religion, political affiliations, health status and more. Maybe you’re looking up depression symptoms for someone in your family or visiting sites that indicate you’re worried about financial stability. Whatever the case, that information has the potential to determine the ads that the app directly targets you with. It could also be logged, captured, parceled off and sold to third parties, including advertisers and marketers. With little to no data protection out there, these deals are being made several degrees removed from the consumer. You don’t have a relationship with your Internet Service Provider (ISP), and you’re not part of the conversation about data resale. The market is largely unregulated. And that’s just the legal side of things. In fringe cases, a non-legitimate VPN provider could even gather user information for identity theft purposes. For example, on the dark web, user credentials for emails and passwords could sell for as little as $3 to $5, while credit card data could go for $30, says Lerner. And since 59 percent of the apps in Migliano’s study had hidden Chinese ownership — despite the strict VPN ban in China — there’s potential for authorities there to scoop up sensitive user data for intelligence purposes with no oversight or scrutiny. “It does it internally, domestically, so it’s far from unrealistic to suggest it could be doing it internationally as well,” says Migliano. It may seem far-fetched, but the controversy that’s befallen phone giant Huawei in recent months — surrounding its alleged ties to the Chinese government and intelligence — mean the idea isn’t implausible. In the best-case scenario, these apps simply come from Chinese companies that take no responsibility for data protection, says Lerner. In the worst-case scenario, not only is that still true but also, alarmingly, they’re bulk-gathering user data.On another note, there’s the matter of VPNs with perhaps unintentional security flaws — products that simply don’t work properly or have permissions in their source code that raise red flags. Migliano’s investigation found that a quarter of the 150 apps profiled in the Android Risk Index were “leaking” — in other words, allowing ISPs access to a user’s browsing data. Other intrusive permissions could be the result of attempts to more accurately target you for ads or something more sinister. Migliano’s investigation found that 87 of the 150 apps included source code permissions to access a user’s last known location. Six apps included permissions to open a user’s phone camera, meaning they could potentially double as spyware, and four apps even included permissions to secretly send SMS messages from a user’s device. “Our internet generation has grown accustomed to getting apps for free,” says Lerner, “but privacy and data protection come at a premium. If you want your data to be protected, you have to pay for it.”A global issueFor about half a century, the “third-party doctrine” has been a key staple of American privacy law, stipulating that after sharing information with a third party, individuals have no reasonable expectation of privacy. But as consumers become more invested in their data protection rights — and breaches continue to propagate — governments are beginning to take steps towards more robust regulation. Vermont, Maine and California have all passed laws that in some way regulate or limit the sale of resident data, and a number of other states are considering similar measures. But the battle for data privacy extends well beyond global superpowers, and it’s being waged on an individual scale. Internet shutdowns occur regularly around the world; for example, according to one report, 22 governments in Africa have ordered shutdowns in the past five years. And many VPN users choose free options because they’re unable to pay for similar services, though they may be in real need. Since 2009, the Iranian government has censored access to social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube since activists used them to organize protests. Some residents download VPNs to bypass the restrictions. In April, after the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka, the government instituted a major internet shutdown of platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp and YouTube, citing the need to curb misinformation. For information on what happened — and to contact their loved ones — residents turned to VPNs. And in May, the Indonesian government restricted access to social media following deadly riots that broke out after the presidential election. Residents used VPNs to circumvent the shutdown and check in with loved ones, as well as upload photos, videos or voice messages on platforms like WhatsApp. There could be a time in which governments step in to regulate VPN networks, but there’s the risk of entering into a reality in which governments are the ones both instituting censorship and regulating anti-censorship tools. That’s why Migliano considers Google and Apple to be prime examples of supranational organizations that could take up the mantle of regulating VPNs in countries around the world. “People see dollar signs when they think about VPNs,” says Migliano. “At the moment, there’s a vacuum, and the wrong people are rushing in to fill that vacuum.” He envisions a future in which the services are regulated in much the same manner as ISPs — for example, being subject to corporate transparency requirements — and potentially even a standardized test for whether one is fit to serve the public. “It’s through that lens that Google and Apple should be viewing VPN apps, and it just really isn’t happening.” Response from Google and AppleWhen Migliano first shared the findings with Apple and Google over email in early 2019, he included detailed lists of the potentially unsafe apps, research links, links to listings on the app stores, recommendations of steps to take and more. Migliano notified each company that he’d wait 10 weeks for them to resolve the vulnerabilities before taking the research public.It’s been over six months, and 77 percent of the apps flagged as unsafe upon the study’s publish date are not only still available for download but also seem to be increasing in popularity. As far as Google Play, affected app downloads have spiked 85 percent in six months (totaling 518 million to date). In the App Store, monthly installs have remained largely unchanged at around 3.8 million, but as Top10VPN’s study put it, that’s still a relative increase: “This total was generated by 20 percent fewer apps than at the start of the year, as a number of apps are no longer available.” “It’s quite baffling in a way that Apple and Google haven’t even made a single pronouncement,” says Migliano. “To have them completely ignore the issue and put their heads in the sand was the other aspect of this round of research that surprised me — not even to acknowledge it, give some PR guff and say, ‘Yes, we’re looking at it.’” Apple representatives agreed to take a closer look at the data but had not yet commented by publication time, and Google did not respond to multiple requests for comment. On June 3, Apple introduced a new iteration of its App Store Review Guidelines that banned VPNs from sharing user information with third parties. The problem: It seems the company hasn’t done much enforcing, judging from the fact that 80 percent of the top 20 free VPN apps currently available for download in the App Store still do not appear to comply with the guidelines, yet have a total of six million monthly downloads.“They’ve kind of backed themselves into a corner, in my view,” says Migliano. “They’ve admitted that VPNs need to be treated differently, but [they’re] not really doing anything.”  Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

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first_img DALLAS — With U.S. airline executives meeting this week with President Donald Trump, the White House appears skeptical about a push by carriers and their unions to block competition from a European airline.Pilot unions in particular want Trump to overturn an Obama administration decision that allows European budget airline Norwegian Air Shuttle to expand service to the U.S. through an Irish subsidiary. Unions say the subsidiary would skirt labour laws and threaten U.S. jobs.But this week, White House press secretary Sean Spicer suggested that the country would benefit from the arrangement. He said U.S. workers would build the planes and serve them.“There is a huge economic interest that America has in that deal right now,” Spicer said.While saying he did not want to get ahead of the president, Spicer added that “we are talking about U.S. jobs both in terms of the people who are serving those planes and the person who is building those planes.”Norwegian lauded the remarks.Anders Lindsrom said Norwegian has 500 crew members based in the U.S. and is the only foreign airline recruiting American pilots. The airline has 120 Boeing planes now and has orders for another 120, he said.Norwegian seeks to undercut competitors through lower labour costs, said Dan Carey, president of the pilots’ union at American Airlines.Allowing it to expand “runs completely counter to President Trump’s pledge to put U.S. workers’ interests first” and could “destroy a great many U.S. jobs,” he said.More news:  Venice to ban cruise ships from city centre starting next monthThe chief executives of several airlines, including American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines as well as executives from air cargo companies, were invited to a breakfast meeting with Trump on Thursday. A spokesman for American Airlines said CEO Doug Parker would not attend because he’ll be at a meeting in Dallas for 1,600 employees. Other airlines declined to comment or did not immediately respond.The president held a similar meeting last month with auto-industry CEOs and told them to increase U.S. production and create American jobs. Trump’s focus with the airline chiefs will also be on jobs, Spicer said.“Obviously the president is going to want to talk about economic growth, job creation, how he is enacting orders to make sure the country is safe,” Spicer said – the latter an apparent reference to Trump’s executive order that temporarily blocked travel to the U.S. by people from seven mostly-Muslim countries.Airline officials were unhappy with the confusion surrounding the rollout of the travel order. American’s Parker said in a letter to employees that the order was “divisive,” created turmoil at airports, and suggested that it didn’t reflect his airline’s values. United CEO Oscar Munoz told Business Insider that the order should have been carried out “a little more thoughtfully” and may have made some people afraid to travel.More news:  Canada raises travel warning amid escalating protests in Hong KongThe executives of the biggest airlines are likely to press Trump on their complaint, shared by American, that three big Persian Gulf airlines are unfairly subsidized by their government in violation of aviation treaties.Subsidies “allow the Gulf carriers to operate without concern for turning a profit, unlike U.S. airlines, and therefore focus entirely on stripping market share and driving out competition,” CEOs of American, Delta and United said last week in a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.The state-owned Gulf carriers – Emirates and Etihad Airways, both based in the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar Airways – deny the charges.There are complications to the dispute. Some U.S. carriers, including JetBlue and cargo airline FedEx Corp., back the Gulf carriers and oppose shaking up aviation treaties. Several consumer groups also support the Gulf carriers, arguing that more competition leads to lower fares.And the Gulf airlines buy Boeing planes. In October, Qatar Airways announced it ordered 40 Boeing wide-body jets and planned to buy up to 60 more narrow-body planes in deals valued at $18.6 billion, although airlines usually get big discounts off list prices. Share By: David Koenig Source: The Associated Press Airline CEOs head into White House meeting with an agenda Thursday, February 9, 2017 Tags: America, Donald Trump, Norwegian Air << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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