The Daily Populous

Wednesday December 5th, 2018 evening edition

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The head of MI6 said Russia broke one of the primary rules of espionage and won't be trusted again after it tried to assassinate a former Russian agent despite giving him away in a spy swap.

In the speech, Younger said the UK had partly trusted Russian President Vladimir Putin when Russia pardoned Skripal in 2010 in return for its own agents.

The UK accused Russia of being behind the attack on Skripal in March 2018, a charge the Kremlin denies.

Spy swaps are understandings between the West and Russia that date back to the of the Cold War.

The goal is typically to have them go smoothly so more spy swaps can be done in the future.

He said if Russia had really wanted to kill Skripal, the country could have executed him in prison.

So Russia would have needed to believe it had a good reason to attempt to assassinate Skripal on UK soil. »

2 attorneys general to subpoena Trump Organization, Treasury

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The attorneys general of the District of Columbia and Maryland plan to file subpoenas seeking records from the Trump Organization, the IRS and other entities in their lawsuit accusing Donald Trump of profiting off the presidency.

Other Trump entities that officials plan to subpoena include those related to his Washington hotel and its management.

This story has been updated to reflect that state officials initially said they would subpoena the IRS on Tuesday but later said they could only confirm their plan to subpoena the Treasury Department. »

American-born citizen sues sheriff after he was nearly deported to Jamaica

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The lawsuit also claims that Brown's inmate file at the sheriff's office indicated he was citizen in multiple places, including listing his place of birth as Philadelphia.

"Mr. Brown was terrified that he could be put on a plane at any moment and deported to Jamaica," the suit said.

"After confirming that Mr. Brown was a U.S. citizen, ICE hastily arranged for his release from Krome," the suit said. »

Privacy-focused DuckDuckGo finds Google personalizes search results even for logged out and incognito users

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A study carried out by the privacy-centric search engine DuckDuckGo yielded some slightly surprising results.

This "bubble" is the activity you would expect from Google -- the personalization of search results based on what it has been able to learn about you.

On the first page of search results, Google included links for some participants that it did not include for others, even when logged out and in private browsing mode. »