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Take a look at what's in today's #PaperTrail, which covers all the latest in #oversight news:

🔎Many HUD Contractors Lack Whistleblower Protection;
🔎Hanford’s Radioactive Legacy Defies Solution;
🔎Climate Change Making Parts of U.S. Uninsurable;
🔎and More.
Ability Without Accessibility: @chrisriotta reports on an initiative the government hopes will make it easier for federal contracting officials to connect with small, disadvantaged and minority-owned businesses…
The government's $528 billion plan to clean up radioactive waste at the Hanford Site may never be achieved, @RVartabedian says, so it's now considering a quick solution that could endanger future generations…
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Take a peek at your Friday edition of the #PaperTrail, with the latest in #oversight news:

➡️Probing Silicon Valley Bank’s Collapse;
➡️Proud Boy Inside the Intelligence Community;
➡️The Lasting Impacts of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”;
➡️and More.
The Fed's support of a 2021 Silicon Valley Bank merger—declaring the merger would pose no systemic risk—followed Fed Chair Jerome Powell's approval of other deregulatory moves that may have led to the bank's collapse…
Federal law prohibits FCC employees from owning stock in firms they regulate, but @jbrodkin found several officials had sizable investments in Comcast, Charter Communications, AT&T and Verizon…
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 12/11/2021…
Rain to replace snow in the Arctic as climate heats, study finds…

#Arctic, #rain, #snow, #ClimateChange, #models
The United States Is Not “a Nation of Immigrants”…

#USA, #immigrants, #multiculturalism, #ColonialHistory, #settlers
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1/ When a government mandated to reform #Lebanon out of its current abyss is seen to order one of the country’s only independent oversight bodies to submit to it, you know it’s time to speak out. #right2info
2/ On 1 Oct PM @Najib_Mikati's office ordered @CInspectionLB to stop "sending [info] requests to public administrations, institutions & municipalities […] unless such requests are processed through the President of the Council of Ministers & follow his directives.” #right2info
3/ For an organisation tasked by Decree Law 115/1959 to map the public sector and identify areas ripe for reform, that’s equivalent to demanding @CInspectionLB do its job blindfolded, or under the thumb of the government. #right2info
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1/ Recent attempts by high-level political forces to undermine @CInspectionLB & prevent it from carrying out independent oversight of the state are both legally unsound and ahistorical. The law clearly mandates CI to oversee and inspect the performance of the state. #right2info
2/ The above circular is a dangerous attack on independent #oversight, demanding that @CInspectionLB submit to the executive branch when requesting information on the public sector. CI is legally entitled to review any state document needed to oversee public admins #right2info
3/No sustainable reform to the public sector can be made without mapping each institution’s fundamentals. @CInspectionLB has been collecting this information since 1959. But the regime is pushing back as CI moves toward transparent digital inspections thru @impact_gov #right2info
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On this I can agree with @Dominic2306, and go further.

#SW1 #IT and #IG has been in a parlous state for well over a DECADE, and more.

A year and a slew of inquiries after the @HMRC #ChildBenefit #DataBreach in 2007, we #FOIed every Government Department about the #databases...
..of #PersonalData they held. (Initially just the ones containing over 1 million records.)

I'll have to dig up the responses, but I clearly remember only 4 or 5 (out of 24) even had an #InformationAssetRegister, i.e. just a basic list of all the #databases for which they were...

The responses from @cabinetofficeuk & @10DowningStreet were even more appalling; they admitted allowing officials to routinely make copies of #population-scale data "for policy reasons" with no #oversight, no #audit, no defined #IG processes, and no idea of...
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 04/16/2021…
Statistical rethinking with brms, ggplot2, and the tidyverse: Second edition

#BayesianRegressionModels #statistics #tidyverse #OrdinalModelPlots
Why a Chinese invasion of Taiwan would be a catastrophe for China and the world…

#china #taiwan #MilitaryConflict #consequences
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 12/05/2020…
Study: Countering hate on social media | Santa Fe Institute…

#SocialMedia #hate
Comparative host-coronavirus protein interaction networks reveal pan-viral disease mechanisms | Science…

#comparative #disease #networks #interaction #protein #science
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Let me correct that for you, @FBOversight: "Our pitch-deck alleges @Facebook's @OversightBoard is little more than a corporate whitewashing exercise."

@axios mangled the write-up, but YOU just tweeted #disinformation.

Who on your Board signed that off?…
This - to 'counter spin' - is a rather unfortunate line to take in the circumstances...


And now @Facebook's Policy Communications Manager @andymstone wades in, calling @FBoversight a "fake board":

Another reason why it's so important not to screw up straight out of the starting gate...
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@GovParsonMO As detailed by the gov after Greitens
sheer stupidity that truly frightens.
Show me incompetence:
Parson’s claims make no sense. His
feigned ignorance surely enlightens.

@BluebirdsofMO @classEireland
@EnglishTeach07 @jzikah
@LottaFightLeft @PhyllisMarion7
@GovParsonMO @BluebirdsofMO @classEireland @EnglishTeach07 @jzikah @LottaFightLeft @PhyllisMarion7 Parson’s tweet makes it patently clear
Donald’s virus won’t soon disappear.
As Mike plays it both ways
many eyebrows we raise.
His mixed messages ring insincere.
We can vote #LIBERTY,
or vote death — we must #VOTE
like it impacts our breath. 😷

🗽 @nicolergalloway
⚰️ @mikeparson ImageImageImageImage
@GovParsonMO @BluebirdsofMO @classEireland @EnglishTeach07 @jzikah @LottaFightLeft @PhyllisMarion7 @nicolergalloway @mikeparson County Hickory’s dithering dork to
instruct sex ed would draw a stork.
Science ain’t his forte;
later victims will pay,
but at least he’s an expert on pork.

So to no one’s amazement or shock every county went red on Mike’s clock.

#mogov 🔥 #GovernorArson
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Hmm. Now this is an... interesting move!

@ukhomeoffice is (unilaterally?) collapsing two Commissioner roles into one:…

While HO's excuse may seem superficially plausible, one shouldn't forget both @surcamcom and the #BiometricsCommissioner have been...
...critical of @ukhomeoffice's approach and lack of adequate #safeguards and #oversight of its use of #biometric tech.

Here's the #BiometricsCommissioner admonishing @metpoliceuk for misrepresenting him on #AFR:…

And @surcamcom has been a consistent...
...advocate for strong #independent #regulatory #oversight and against #SurveillanceCreep.

And as he - in fact both Commissioners - point out:

There are also significant practical issues, e.g. will @pritipatel resource this as one or two offices? And...
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Oh, @ukhomeoffice has been working on it for quite some time!

Alan will no doubt remember the #UKBordersAct2007:… which at the time we (@NO2ID) said was the thin end of the wedge...
For years, @ukhomeoffice has resisted a proper #statutory framework, independent #oversight & #safeguards for its use of #biometrics. And its risible 2018 'Biometrics Strategy':… paved the way for it to spend hundreds of millions on its "#HOB"...
...(#HomeOfficeBiometrics programme) which is clearly not intending to stop at just #faces and #fingerprints 👇 Image
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The Public Servant who is the CEO of the Nev Power commission says he doesn't know which Departments the Commission's manufacturing taskforce has been speaking with. Other than the department for fossil fuels, of course. #auspol #oversight
Admits the process is "opaque".
The CEO of the COVID Commission is unable to describe when and how its documents will become cabinet in confidence.
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So, let's take a look at the latest #ContactTracing effort to emerge: - not an app, but 'components' to build apps & systems.

(There's so many tracers popping up now, it's getting like the rash of #COVID19 #SymptomSurveys that broke out last week...)

Nice to hear that @PeppPt "embrace a fully #privacy-preserving approach". So what exactly is it? (The devil, of course, is always in the detail...)

Ah! Here we are, "a brief description of our #privacy enforcing flow":

First, #AnonymousIdentifiers. Good. (And precisely what we recommended:…)

This really is a no-brainer; anyone proposing to use persistent #deviceIDs at this point is plainly a clueless numpty. Or actively seeking to #surveille.

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BEFORE READING THIS THREAD, do you think this statement is TRUE or FALSE?

Despite being a documented #epidemic for decades, @HHSGov's #CenterForDiseaseControl(@CDCgov) intentionally obstructs its collecting #statistics on what causes at least 10% of deaths NEEDLESSLY every year.

HINT: You already know of these systemic #DataScams due to #PublicCorruption & #RegulatoryCapture:

🤥#UScensus is maliciously biased

Thread coming soon about #CauseOfDeath #DataFraud

#AmericanSwamp #MedicalControlFraud

ANOTHER HINT: My inability to escape intrahospital, interhospital & health/disability insurers’ #ConspiracyAgainstRights using #MedicalControlFrauds exposes motive of the right answer.

Watch this video later to understand #PublicCorruption by example📽️
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#TRIBECON begins #Pravara; felicitations to #AbhayBang @SearchGad & #sudarshan #VGKK for their inspiring work on #TribalHealth; @DrLahariya @whoindia among others felicitated
#abhayBang #healthsystem design for tribal communities need to be relooked for #UHC; strategies & schemes must adapt with local social & cultural context; recollects #Brainstorming with @DesirajuKeshav at @SearchGad leading to #ExpertCommittee #tribalhealth @TribalHealthIND
#TRIBECON #AbhayBang notes with happiness increasing interest in #tribalhealth research, yet this continues to be “off the beaten path”; congratulations to #pravara medical college in bringing this together; the proposed #Bandardhara declaration to improve #tribalhealth research
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NEW: In July’s @Health_Affairs, @VUmedicine’s David Stevenson joins @DavidCGrabowski and @FangliGeng in a new study showing fluctuating staffing in nursing homes, #data which must be studied further and used in #oversight.

Find the full paper here:… Image
What's important is that until now, much of the data about staffing in nursing homes was self-reported, which could be biased.

This issue came to light initially thanks to a 2017 @nytimes piece that had a great interactive.…
But the study finds that staffing of all nursing staff spiked around the time when inspections happened, which again, could skew the data.
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Hiya Douglas Domenech!

Father of blogger, columnist, Federalist, plagiarist, Ben Domenech, who's married 2 Meghan McCain is 1 of 6 Interior appointees being investigated 4 possible ethical misconduct.

Ben’s daddy is a *Dirty Bird, too!…
Just sayin'.

Wonder if @MeghanMcCain has
spoken about her father-in-law
Doug Domenech
being investigated?😱

As for @bdomenech, eh...
it blocked me long ago.
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