Tim Mak

Tim Mak appears in the following:

How The U.S. Fended Off Serious Foreign Election Day Cyberattacks

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Officials feared the worst on Election Day: foreign-inspired disinformation and hacking. It didn't happen. Here's how government and private cyber sleuths helped keep the system safe.

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Here's Where The Threat Of Militia Activity Around The Elections Is The Highest

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Oregon have the highest risk of seeing increased militia activity around the elections, according to a new report obtained exclusively by NPR.

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HHS Renews $10.2 Million Contract For Controversial COVID-19 Data Tracking Company

Friday, October 02, 2020

Despite an HHS Inspector General investigation and questions about performance, the administration has renewed TeleTracking's contract to gather COVID data from hospitals, NPR has learned.

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Where Are The Deepfakes In This Presidential Election?

Thursday, October 01, 2020

Deepfake videos haven't been a problem yet in the 2020 presidential race. It's not because they aren't a threat, but because simpler deceptive tactics are still effective at spreading misinformation.

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Who Is Louis DeJoy? U.S. Postmaster General In Spotlight Ahead Of 2020 Election

Friday, August 21, 2020

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, a longtime Republican donor, controls the U.S. Postal Service at a time when mail-in voting is central to the presidential election.

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Senate Report: Former Trump Aide Paul Manafort Shared Campaign Info With Russia

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort shared information with Russian intelligence during the last presidential campaign, a bipartisan Senate report on Russian 2016 election interference shows.

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Senate Intelligence Report Outlines Russian Influence In 2016

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

The Senate Intelligence Committee has released its fifth and final bipartisan report detailing a wide range of Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 election.

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New York Attorney General Seeks To Dissolve NRA

Thursday, August 06, 2020

New York Attorney General Letitia James moved Thursday to dissolve the National Rifle Association following an investigation that found evidence of alleged fraud and abuse by NRA executives.

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New York Attorney General Moves To Dissolve The NRA After Fraud Investigation

Thursday, August 06, 2020

New York's attorney general announced civil action to dissolve the National Rifle Association after an investigation found millions of dollars in alleged fraud by CEO Wayne LaPierre and others.

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Irregularities in COVID Reporting Contract Award Process Raises New Questions

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

The administration awarded a contract for a COVID-19 database to TeleTracking Technologies using a process reserved for innovative research. Its CEO had links to the New York real estate world.

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How Small Tech Company Got $10.2 Million Contract To Build COVID-19 Database

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

The Department of Health and Human Services awarded a $10.2 million contract to a small firm to create a COVID-19 database. An NPR investigation finds unusual decisions made in the contract process.

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Exhausting Effect Of FOIA Requests Evident In 'Baseless'

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Nicholson Baker's book misses the mark in an aim to take readers on a quest to discover if the U.S. used biological weapons developed in the '50s — and to examine the failings of public records law.

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Government Watchdogs Point Out Poor Implementation Of CARES Act's Oversight Measures

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The $2 trillion CARES Act was passed with multiple overlapping accountability mechanisms designed to prevent waste, fraud and abuse. But government watchdogs are pointing out flaws in the system.

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DC Statue Of Lincoln Standing Over A Formerly Enslaved Man Sparks Controversy

Saturday, June 27, 2020

A memorial Washington, DC depicts Lincoln standing over a Black man. It's caused a rift between older Black DC residents, who want to keep the statue and younger residents, who want it removed.

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Nearly $1.4 Billion In Coronavirus Relief Payments Sent To Dead People

Thursday, June 25, 2020

The improper payments happened due to confusion over whether dead people should receive the payments from the IRS, according to a report by the Government Accountability Office.

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Whistleblower: TSA Failed To Protect Staff, Endangered Passengers During Pandemic

Friday, June 19, 2020

A TSA official filed a whistleblower complaint alleging the agency didn't properly train staff, making them a "significant carrier" of the coronavirus. An independent agency ordered an investigation.

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How Decades Of Bans On Police Chokeholds Have Fallen Short

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

A federal ban on police use of chokeholds has been discussed in recent weeks, but NPR reviewed the internal policies of several large U.S. police departments and found them difficult to enforce.

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Protests Over Police Brutality Continue In D.C.

Saturday, June 06, 2020

Thousands of protesters gathered outside the White House in yet another day and night of protests against police brutality, sparked by the May 25 killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

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Crowds Assemble Across Washington In Mass Demonstrations Against Police Violence

Saturday, June 06, 2020

Near the White House, in front of the Lincoln Memorial and throughout the capital, people are gathering again in what has become a focal point of the nationwide protests over police brutality.

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Facebook Becomes Key Place For Extremist Boogaloo Movement Organizers

Saturday, June 06, 2020

The Boogaloo movement, seeking to start a new American civil war, continues to organize and recruit on Facebook, despite calls for the social media platform to intervene.

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