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Dr. Anthony Fauci: The U.S. will likely not return to life resembling “real normality” until 2021




Dr. Anthony Fauci is back. Last week, he warned the nation that coronvirus ‘nightmare’ pandemic isn’t close to over. In an interview at a virtual conference held by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization, the nation’s top infectious disease expert said the coronavirus is his “worst nightmare” and warned that the fight against its spread is far from over.  The bleak outlook from Fauci comes as the US continues to slowly reopen from lockdown while grappling with massive protests in cities over the police killing of George Floyd.

Over the weekend, Dr. Fauci is sounding the same alarm saying the U.S. will likely not return to life resembling “real normality” until next year. “I would hope to get to some degree of real normality within a year or so. But I don’t think it’s this winter or fall,” Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told British newspaper The Telegraph on Sunday.

Dr. Fauci also expressed concerns about the surge in coronvirus cases in 14 U.S. states and millions of people around the world protesting racial injustice and police brutality following the death of George Floyd.

“We were successful in suppressing the virus in cities where there were major outbreaks – New York, Chicago, Detroit, New Orleans,” he told The Telegraph. “But we’re seeing several states, as they try to reopen and get back to normal, starting to see early indications [that] infections are higher than previously.”

He said that without measures to contain the virus, the states are at risk of experiencing a “full-blown” outbreak.

“The question is will they have the capability to do the appropriate and effective isolation, and contact tracing, to prevent this increase from becoming a full blown outbreak? I’m concerned it’s happening. I hope the individual states can blunt that. It [the virus] could go on for a couple of cycles, coming back and forth. I would hope to get to some degree of real normality within a year or so. But I don’t think it’s this winter or fall, we’ll be seeing it for a bit more.”

In the meantime, Dr. Fauci walked back the comments he made last month about the inevitability of the second wave of coronavirus. Now, Fauci is saying the second wave is ‘not inevitable’ even with spike in coronavirus cases in 14 US states. Fauci said:

“It is not inevitable that you will have a so-called ‘second wave’ in the fall, or even a massive increase, if you approach it in the proper way.”

“However, when you start to see increases in hospitalization, that’s a surefire situation that you’ve got to pay close attention to.”

Dr. Fauci ended on optimistic note, saying:

“This will end. As stressful and devastating as it is, it will end,” Fauci told Telegraph. “We are all in it together as a global community, and I do see the light at the end of the tunnel.”


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Companies Owned by Facebook




Facebook Inc. is the largest social networking platform in the whole world. It got founded by Mark Zuckerberg and his roommates in 2004. The company has grown globally to rocketing 2.5billion users and a market worth of $479.2 billion. The company had an astounding figure of $18.5 billion net in 2019 and revenue of $70.1 billion. Facebook is one of the best helpful platforms to share your posts and provide new ideas. Writing can help you to get your own audience, as was noted by US Essay Writers.


Since its inception, the platform has grown to incorporate messenger services, media sharing, and augmented services. Acquisitions have set the record straight for growing up the platform and steering it to open up new business ventures and see the revenue rise to higher levels. The strategy that Facebook has applied is to buy off competition before they become massive in the market.


The company has faced multiple criticisms that have led to the Federal Trade Commission step in to demand information on unreported purchases made by the platform. The following are the platform’s largest acquisitions.

  1. Instagram
  • Business type: Photo and video-sharing platform
  • Cost: $1 billion
  • Date: April 9, 2012

Instagram got launched in 2010. Users can upload photos and edit them in the same app. It was an independent company up until 2012 when Facebook bought it. Over time, estimates indicate that the app drives in more revenue than Facebook. For the price paid to purchase Instagram, it is best to say that Facebook is willing to pay hefty amounts to buy young companies.


  1. Whatsapp
  • Business type: Mobile messenger service
  • Cost: $19 billion
  • Date: February 19, 2014

Whatsapp is an app that supports messenger and calling services and is available worldwide. The app got launched in 2009, and since then, it has allowed its users to send texts and media without incurring any cost. Facebook acquired the app when it reached close to 400 million users every month hence becoming a rival to Facebook. At the time of purchase, the revue of the app had peaked $1.5 billion.


  1. Oculus VR
  • Business type: Virtual Reality tech company
  • Cost: $2 billion
  • Date: March 25, 2014

A few weeks after buying Whatsapp, Facebook wasted no time buying off Oculus VR, which was the company responsible for creating virtual reality hardware and software. The company was started in 2012 and is widely known for the gaming headgear named Oculus Rift. Since the purchase, the company has made some acquisitions of its own like the Surreal Vision that maps out 3D scenes.

The purchase of Oculus VR by Facebook plummeted it to the market.


  1. Onavo
  • Business type: Mobile web analytics
  • Cost: $100-200 million
  • Date: October 2013

The company got founded in 2010. It is an Israeli company, and it performs web analytics on mobile apps to check customer usage. It is an estimated figure that Facebook used to acquire the company in 2013. It got purchased as an independent company. Even though it is not the largest acquisition yet, Onavo helped Facebook select the companies to get bought. It has, over the years, distinguished as spyware, which forced the platform to withdraw it form apple and android devices.


  1. Beluga
  • Business type: Messaging service
  • Cost: Undisclosed
  • Date: March 2011

Beluga got founded in 2010. A year later, Facebook bought it when the company was struggling with startup fundraising. The purchase led to making it the largest social messenger platform. The process helped Facebook buy off rival and knock out competition.


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Adrian Lomezzo is a freelance writer. Writing always was a big passion for him. As a content manager, he has developed in promoting different sites. After a while, Adrian has been sharing his own experience related to marketing with students for 5 years. Later, Adrian decided to become a freelance writer. To his point of view, he should make students develop in this sphere and make the projects by themselves.

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Federal intelligence agencies used “cell phone cloning attack” to intercept and spy on Antifa and BLM protesters’ communications, new report finds




Back in June, we wrote about how the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) used open-source intelligence and Internet history to track down a protester who set cop cars on fire. At the time, the FBI tracked down a protester who set cop cars alight by tracing the custom T-shirt she wore at a Philadelphia. Lore-Elisabeth Blumenthal was tracked down by the FBI using her peace tattoo and Etsy and LinkedIn profiles.

Now, the U.S. federal intelligence has taking surveillance to the next level. It turns out that DHS and other federal agencies have been using sophisticated phone “cloning” hardware to impersonate the phones of Antifa and BLM extremists in order to eavesdrop on their phone calls and texts, according to a bombshell report from the Nation. Through this technology, the federal agencies were able to assemble a complete organizational structure and hierarchy map of the leaders involved in the day-to-day operations of these two organizations.

According to the report, for months US federal intelligence officials have been quietly identifying the participants and leaders of both Antifa and BLM organizations, including wealthy donors who are funding these operations. In a new report obtained by Ken Klippenstein for The Nation, U.S. federal agencies including the FBI and the Homeland Security Department (DHS) tapped protesters’ phones in Portland. So far, DHS has declined to comment about the full extent of its intelligence operations in Portland. Below is how the Nation describes the surveillance:

A current DHS official described a colleague with expertise in electronic surveillance who was being deployed to Portland. But for what purpose? “Extracting information from protester’s phones,” the DHS official said. While in Portland, an interagency task force involving DHS and the Justice Department used a sophisticated cell phone cloning attack—the details of which remain classified—to intercept protesters’ phone communications, according to two former intelligence officers familiar with the matter.

Cell phone cloning involves stealing a phone’s unique identifiers and copying them to another device in order to intercept the communications received by the original device. The former intelligence officials described it as part of a “Low Level Voice Intercept” operation, declining to go into further detail—one of them citing the sensitive nature of the surveillance tool and the other an ongoing leak investigation within I&A [Intelligence & Analysis].

Per the Nation, unlike more sensitive, classified intelligence, the journalist reports were based entirely on publicly available information. And while privacy rules generally prevent “US persons” from being the subject of intelligence assessments, it is still not uncommon. “That kind of shit happens all the time,” the former intelligence officer explained.

If the Nation’s report is true, the agencies’ actions may be in violation of Protesters’ First and Fourth Amendment rights. Intercepting protester’s communications is something that requires a whole lot of probable cause. In addition, engaging in sophisticated cloning attacks is not a”Low-Level Voice Intercept.”


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Elon Musk says Tesla may be overvalued today but thinks the company will be worth more in 5 years




On May 3, we wrote about Tesla CEO Elon Musk after he tweeted this: “Tesla stock price is too high imo.” Immediately after his tweet, Tesla stock fell more than $40 to a session low of $717.64, before falling even more. Since then Tesla has rebounded and more than double in value.

More than a year later, Musk is back with another prediction. In an interview with Kara Swisher for a New York Times podcast, Musk said he thinks Tesla may be overvalued today but thinks it’ll be worth more in 5 years. Tesla’s stock has already risen more than 400% this year alone.

“Some critical mass of the market has concluded that Tesla will win, I guess,” said Musk on the stock’s increases. “I’ve gone on record already saying the stock prices have been high, and that was well before the current level. But also if you ask me, do I think if Tesla will be worth more than this in 5 years? I think the answer is yes.”

In May, Musk tweeted that Tesla’s stock price was “too high,” which sent it down 12% that day. However, since he made those remarks, shares are up almost 200%.

In the wide-ranging interview, Musk also said, “Tesla at this point is not in mortal danger, as it was, say, three years ago.” Musk added, “The thing that Tesla has been able to achieve is get to volume manufacturing and have sustainable positive free cash flow. From a car company standpoint, that is the real achievement of Tesla.”

“Tesla should be measured by how many years we accelerate the advent of sustainable energy,” said Musk.

This is not the first time Musk has stirred controversy on social media. In September 2018, Musk was sued by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a tweet claiming that funding had been secured for potentially taking Tesla private.

Two days later, Musk reached a settlement with the SEC, without admitting or denying the SEC’s allegations. As a result, Musk and Tesla were fined $20 million each, and Musk was forced to step down temporarily as Tesla chairman, while remaining Tesla’s CEO.

Also in August 2018, Musk has faced problems from the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) for tweeting about the company’s stock and agreed to submit public statements for vetting. Musk also said he was “selling almost all physical possessions” and to give people back their freedom, presumably referring to shelter-in-place orders.

You can listen to the entire interview on Spotify.


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