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Published 22 April 2019

·  F.B.I. arrests leader of right-wing militia that detained migrants in New Mexico

·  CIA warning over Huawei

·  A mystery agent is doxing Iran’s hackers and dumping their code

·  Through email leaks and propaganda, Russians sought to elect Trump, Mueller finds

·  Mueller report highlights scope of election security challenge

·  The next Russian hack

·  Anti-vaxxers have a new conspiracy theory and it’s one you should actually spread around

·  The infectious disease physician well is running dry

·  The conservative case for freeing “terrorist Judith Clark”

·  Russia has won the information war in Turkey

·  These are the most commonly hacked passwords - is one of them yours?

·  Why a Nazi nuclear bomb never happened (and the world was saved)

F.B.I. arrests leader of right-wing militia that detained migrants in New Mexico (Simon Romero, New York Times)
The F.B.I. on Saturday arrested the leader of a right-wing militia that was detaining migrant families at gunpoint near the border in southern New Mexico, as the group
faced a torrent of criticism for its tactics.
Hector Balderas, New Mexico’s attorney general, said federal agents had arrested the leader, Larry Mitchell Hopkins, who had been operating under the alias
Johnny Horton Jr. Mr. Balderas said in a statement that Mr. Hopkins was arrested on charges of firearms possession by a felon.
“This is a dangerous felon who should not have weapons around children and families,” Mr. Balderas said. “Today’s arrest by the F.B.I. indicates clearly that the rule of law should be in the hands of trained law enforcement officials, not armed vigilantes.”
Mr. Hopkins’s arrest comes as tensions rise over ultraconservative paramilitary groups operating along the southwestern border. Professed militias have a long history of targeting immigrants from Latin America, tracing back to the Ku Klux Klan’s creation of its own border patrol in the 1970s. Record numbers of Central American migrants apprehended by federal authorities in recent months have been accompanied by a new surge in militia activity on the border.

CIA warning over Huawei (Lucy Fisher, Times)
Telecoms giant accused of being funded by Chinese state security