‘Vicious’ DDoS attack on The Shift

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2019-01-14T17:33:55+00:00Mon, 14th Jan '19, 17:33|

The Shift News is reporting on its website it is undergoing “a vicious cyber attack” which is aimed at taking their website down. Caroline Muscat described the attack as “well-funded and professional”. The site is not yet down due to the security system that protects the website from these attacks. In their post around an [...]

Unanimity

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2019-01-14T10:17:47+00:00Mon, 14th Jan '19, 10:17|

Unanimity in a voting result for a political party or any other political process is normally the outcome of a rigged or undemocratic ballot. They have 90% majorities in the Chinese ‘national people’s congress’ or elections a Castro runs for in Cuba. It is, therefore, wrong to assess the 10% dissenting votes Adrian Delia estimates [...]

Joseph Muscat on irrevocable democratic choices

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2019-01-14T09:33:12+00:00Mon, 14th Jan '19, 09:33|

There’s something profoundly exquisite in Joseph Muscat speaking of obscure forces in the PN acting in defiance of a democratic decision to have Adrian Delia as a leader. “This betrays a mind-set where democracy is only relevant if you like what the people have decided”.  Just 4 months ago he went on BBC Radio 4 [...]

We meet again on the 16th

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2019-01-16T21:27:40+00:00Mon, 14th Jan '19, 08:58|

Fifteen months after Daphne Caruana Galizia was assassinated and we still don’t know whose idea it was. We do know who’s better off since she was killed and we do know they’re still in office. Her death has not served in any way to make us aware of the need to upgrade standards in our [...]

When is Huawei’s project in Malta going to become a matter of political concern?

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2019-01-14T08:00:29+00:00Mon, 14th Jan '19, 08:00|

Poland has arrested Huawei’s sales director for espionage a few days ago. Huawei, which vehemently denies being an agency that serves China’s security services, promptly fired that employee saying that it “complies with all applicable laws in the countries where it operates, and require every employee to abide by the laws in the countries where [...]

Ali Sadr trial rescheduled to October 2019

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2019-01-14T07:20:17+00:00Mon, 14th Jan '19, 07:20|

A request by former Pilatus Bank owner and Chairman Ali Sadr Hasheminejad for more time for his legal team to prepare his defence has been accepted by a New York federal court. The trial was scheduled for May 2019 but US District Judge Andrew Carter agreed that the interests of justice are better served if [...]