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Past articles by Ken:

Exclusive: Surveillance Footage of Tesla Crash on SF’s Bay Bridge Hours After Elon Musk Announces “Self-Driving” Feature

Musk has said Tesla’s problematic autopilot features are “really the difference between Tesla being worth a lot of money or worth basically zero.” → Read More

Leaked Documents Outline DHS’s Plans to Police Disinformation

Under the guise of counterterrorism, the government is accelerating pressure on social media companies to crack down on speech the feds deem disinformation. → Read More

Secret Service Deleted Jan. 6 Text Messages After Oversight Officials Requested Them

A letter given to the January 6 committee says the erasure took place shortly after oversight officials requested the agency’s electronic communications. → Read More

Intel Report Warned Abraham Accords Would Fuel Violence

President Joe Biden is now pushing for a version of the Abraham Accords on steroids, leaving Palestinians behind. → Read More

Leaked: New Amazon Worker Chat App Would Ban Words Like “Union,” “Restrooms,” “Pay Raise,” and “Plantation”

Also: “Grievance,” “slave labor,” “This is dumb,” “living wage,” “diversity,” “vaccine,” and others. → Read More

Verizon Asks Employees to Help Kill Corporate Tax Increase

An internal Verizon email asked its employees to tell Congress to oppose Democrats’ reversal of Trump-era tax cuts. → Read More

Kyrsten Sinema Is Literally Teaching a Course on Fundraising

The senator is educating Arizona State University students on her forte: asking for money. → Read More

With No U.S. Support, Leaders of Afghan Resistance Flee the Country

The retreat of Ahmad Massoud and Amrullah Saleh belies public claims that they are still in Afghanistan. → Read More

The Taliban Have Seized U.S. Military Biometrics Devices

Biometric collection and identification devices were seized last week during the Taliban’s offensive. → Read More

CIA Drove Spike in Media Leak Investigation Requests Under Trump

Records released by the Department of Justice provide new details about Trump’s campaign against whistleblowers and leakers. → Read More

Amazon’s Twitter Army Was Handpicked for “Great Sense of Humor,” Leaked Document Reveals

Amazon ambassadors were trained to defend Jeff Bezos and clap back at Bernie Sanders under a program codenamed “Veritas.” → Read More

Documents Show Amazon Is Aware Drivers Pee in Bottles and Even Defecate En Route, Despite Company Denial

If employees actually had to pee in bottles, Amazon said, “nobody would work for us.” That’s a lie. → Read More

FBI Seized Congressional Cellphone Records Related to Capitol Attack

The inclusion of congressional phone data in the FBI investigation raises thorny constitutional questions. → Read More

Inside the Brutal Power Struggle at Homeland Security

An investigation, conducted in 2020 by an outside firm and obtained via FOIA, paints a picture of DHS’s Office of Inspector General in chaos. → Read More

The Madcap Mysteries of Homeland Security

Overreach into local law enforcement has led to the investigation of matters laughably unrelated to terrorism. → Read More

A Police Bulletin Instructs Officers to Look for Explosives

After IEDs were found among the pro-Trump mob, the Virginia Police Department has told officers "to treat any suspicious device/package as legitimate." → Read More

The Military Will Test Soldiers for Drugs—but Not Covid-19

Thousands of service members have been diagnosed with the virus. Meanwhile, the military tells them they have to pay for the test out of pocket. → Read More

How Homeland Security Blurs Jurisdictions

Fusion centers were established after 9/11 to facilitate the sharing of counterterrorism intelligence among different agencies. → Read More

Homeland Security Thinks Everything Looks Like Terrorism

Hammer, meet nail. → Read More

A White House Advisor was Involved in Surveillance of Protesters

Formerly a Middle East advisor to Mike Pence, an intelligence official central to DHS's Portland operation has not been made available for congressional testimony. → Read More