Posts Tagged ‘watchdog’

Watchdog Groups Call on Congress and Federal Regulators to Impose Moratorium on Facebook’s Proposed Cryptocurrency

According to 33 national organizations, the project “raises profound questions about national sovereignty, corporate power, consumer protection, competition policy, monetary policy, privacy, and more.” *** In a letter Tuesday, a coalition of 33 consumer, privacy, economic policy, and other groups called on congressional leaders and top federal regulators to impose a moratorium on Facebook’s proposed […]

Vimeo bans media watchdog Project Veritas after it accused Google of anti-Trump bias

A screenshot shared by Project Veritas on Wednesday appears to show that Vimeo removed the group’s account from its platform, citing a violation of community guidelines. You cannot upload videos that are hateful, defamatory, or discriminatory. The group denied breaking any rules, saying that they have done “nothing” that fits the description. Also on […]

Israel’s Secretive Nuclear Facility Leaking as Watchdog Finds Israel Has Nearly 100 Nukes

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) — an international watchdog organization focusing on conflicts, the arms trade and nuclear proliferation — released a new report on Monday that claimed that Israel has nearly a hundred nuclear warheads, more than previously thought. The SIPRI report described Israel’s nuclear arsenal as follows: 30 gravity bombs capable […]

UK’s intelligence service broke laws on data storage, use: Watchdog

Britain’s internal secret service MI5 has been criticized for breaching laws on a serious level when it comes to storage and handling of the data gathered from citizens with the purpose of fighting terrorism. The Investigatory Powers Commissioner said during a hearing in UK’s High Court on Tuesday that the MI5 had repeatedly used […]

Another Critical Watchdog Report: Rotten Food, Decaying Mattresses At New Jersey ICE Contract Lockup

Prior Inspector General reports have found medical neglect and other violations at other immigrant detention centers A Newark, New Jersey immigrant detention center has been feeding detainees moldy, spoiled and foul-smelling food — an abuse that’s led detainees to file scores of grievances and to report symptoms of food poisoning, according to a report released […]

How They Do It–Israel becomes member of global watchdog on money laundering

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 6,002 other followers Source Article from Related Posts Watchdog Groups Call on Congress and Federal Regulators to Impose Moratorium on Facebook’s Proposed Cryptocurrency According to 33 national organizations, the project “raises profound questions about national sovereignty, […]

Too political: Watchdog group objects to photo of Sarah Sanders and Kanye West

     Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington called out Sarah Sanders for tweeting a photo with Kanye West when the rapper visited the White House, citing a 1939 law barring federal employees from getting too political. The nonprofit ethics watchdog claims Trump’s press secretary violated the Hatch Act, which prohibits executive branch employees from […]

Some watchdog: Six toxic artificial sweeteners approved by the FDA

     Using artificial sweeteners causes biochemical changes in the body and actually throw off the body’s ability to monitor how many calories we consume. FDA-approved artificial sweeteners and sport supplements have now been found to be toxic to digestive gut microbes, according to a new paper published in Molecules. Artificial sweeteners are one of the […]

Global Watchdog Takes Saudi Arabia to Task over Terrorism Financing

A Financial Action Task Force (FATF) report criticizing Saudi Arabia’s anti-money laundering and terrorism finance measures puts the kingdom on the spot 17 years after the 9/11 attacks and casts a shadow over its diplomatic and economic boycott of Qatar on the grounds that the Gulf state supports militants. In a nod to the kingdom, the international […]

Cochrane, medicine’s trusted watchdog organization, inexplicably expels vocal critic of Big Pharma

(Natural News) Cochrane – previously known as the Cochrane Collaboration – is a trusted non-profit organization that relies on the unpaid efforts of tens of thousands of volunteers worldwide to evaluate and organize the findings of medical studies via 53 global review groups. The organization examines the results of various medical interventions […]

Credit Suisse lambasted by financial watchdog over FIFA money laundering

According to the regulator, the banking multinational showed serious “deficiencies” in its attempts to counter illegal financial activities when dealing with soccer’s ruling body FIFA, Brazilian oil corporation Petrobras, and Venezuela’s state energy company PDVSA. “To combat money laundering effectively, every relevant department within the bank must be able to see all the client’s relationships […]

Iran still complying with nuclear deal says UN atomic watchdog chief

“Iran is subject to the world’s most robust nuclear verification regime under the JCPOA, which is a significant verification gain,” Yukiya Amano said Wednesday, using the full title of the Iran nuclear deal, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). “As of today, the IAEA can confirm that the nuclear-related commitments are being implemented by […]

Russian watchdog goes nuclear in attempts to enforce Telegram ban

Telegram was blocked in Russia last Friday over its failure to provide the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) with access keys to its encrypted communications. Telegram says that since it offers end-to-end encryption to users, submitting to the FSB demand would have required an overhaul of the entire service. Court orders Telegram messenger services to […]

Environmental watchdog group withdraws false accusation against Trump

(Natural News) By this point, it should be abundantly clear that liberals are willing to say and do just about anything to make President Trump look like an unstable psychopath that destroys everything he touches. Nine times out of ten, though, the things that the left accuses Trump of simply aren’t accurate; […]

International arms watchdog finds that most ISIS weaponry was purchased by the United States and Saudi Arabia before being shipped to opposition forces (terrorists) in Syria and Iraq

International arms watchdog finds that most ISIS weaponry was purchased by the United States and Saudi Arabia before being shipped to opposition forces in Syria and Iraq Source: Amity Underground A damning report by the EU-funded Conflict Armament Research has found that the majority of weapons that ended-up in the hands of Daesh/ISIS were purchased […]

Overflowing Swamp: Non-Partisan Watchdog Report Shows Political Bribery Now at Record Levels

By Rachel Blevins While President Trump promised to “drain the swamp” when he was on the campaign trail, a new report from a non-profit, nonpartisan research group shows that after one year of the Trump administration, lobbying is at records levels in Washington. The Center for Responsive Politics reported that in 2017, “the […]

$9.7mn in property lost in Afghanistan, Pentagon’s watchdog says

The ‘Army Oversight of Logistics. Civil Augmentation Program Government-Furnished Property in Afghanistan’ report was released by the Inspector General of the US Department of Defense earlier in December. It analyzed the US army-administered Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP) which enlists contractors to provide housing, transportation and facilities maintenance for US forces. The program is tasked with maintaining Government-furnished property […]

Scottish police must not meddle in Palestine protests, watchdog rules

Hilary Aked Activism and BDS Beat 20 December 2017 Activists in Scotland have scored an important victory for freedom of assembly. (Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign/Facebook) Efforts by Scottish police to quash Palestine solidarity protests risked breaching activists’ human rights, the country’s police watchdog has ruled. The Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (PIRC), which oversees police […]

Cars prices skyrocket in Iran despite watchdog’s promise to act

Azer News– As car prices in Iran have skyrocketed, an Iranian watchdog has expressed great concern over the situation, saying it disregards the wellbeing of people. Over the past month, prices for imported cars went up by around 150 million rials (USD at 42,000 rials), also influencing the home-made cars market. “Between 4,000 and 5,000 […]

Russian watchdog accuses PepsiCo of commercial espionage

nsnbc : Russia’s State agricultural watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor has accused PepsiCo this week of stealing its internal documents and engaging in alleged commercial espionage. PepsiCo Moscow, […]

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