The Daily Populous

Monday December 28th, 2020 morning edition

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(CNN) President Donald Trump signed the massive $2.3 trillion dollar coronavirus relief and government funding bill into law Sunday night, averting a government shutdown that was set to begin on Tuesday, and extending billions of dollars in coronavirus aid to millions.

The Covid-19 relief legislation was passed by Congress on Monday and was flown to Mar-a-Lago on Thursday to await Trump's signature.

Trump signaled in a statement Sunday night that he signed the coronavirus relief bill only after securing a commitment for the Senate to consider legislation to increase stimulus checks from $600 to $2,000.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, however, did not reference that commitment in his own statement Sunday night praising the President for signing the relief bill.

However, as the hour approached, aides were informed the President would not be signing the relief bill that evening.

In fact, throughout his video message asking Congress to amend it, Trump railed against several provisions that were part of the omnibus spending bill, not the Covid relief bill.

"It is called the Covid relief bill, but it has almost nothing to do with Covid," the President said at one point. »

Governor Cuomo Signs New York Automatic Voter Registration Act of 2020 into Law

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed the New York Automatic Voter Registration Act of 2020 (S.8806 / A.8280C) into law, requiring designated State agencies to establish an automatic voter registration system as proposed by the Governor in State of the State in 2019 and 2020.

It is time for New York to join the growing number of states who have implemented Automatic Voter Registration (AVR).

This modernized voter registration system automatically transmits voter registration information from some of our most utilized state and local government agencies. »

Mark Strong on spies, villains, and morally compromised doctors

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The actor: A working actor for over 30 years, Mark Strong has made a career out of playing sinister-looking, stoic, and somewhat bad guys.

You just have to deal with one problem and move on to the next problem and deal with that.

MS: I think it’s more the fact that he is an everyman and he is thrown into an extraordinary situation. »

It’s time to accept that disinformation is a cyber security issue

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However, because disinformation is by nature an online risk, it is a challenge for our cyber security ecosystem to tackle, too.

More than that, disinformation has the potential to undermine national security – and it should be at the core of our cyber defences.

This reflects the changing nature of cyber security at large – it’s now more about protecting an enterprise’s values, brand and reputation rather than just a network security issue. »