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Wired has a look at some tools that the Freedom of the Press Foundation, a non-profit headed by Edward Snowden, is putting together to help newsrooms keep themselves and their sources secure.

  • SecureDrop: Using Tor, the system allows for secure uploads of leaked materials — it's how the Washington Post got their hands on Trump's infamous Access Hollywood tape.
  • Sunder: Built with a coder for Signal, it requires passwords from multiple people in order to access encrypted data.
  • iPhone modifications: Snowden helped to build an iPhone case that shows if the phone's location or data is being transmitted without the owner's knowledge.
  • Encrypted video: The team is building a version of Jitsi, the encrypted chat software used by Snowden, for newsrooms to use internally.
  • Snowden to Wired on his goal: "We can't fix the surveil­lance problem overnight, but maybe we can build a shield that will protect anyone who's standing behind it."

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Jeff Sessions loses Alabama Senate primary runoff

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Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions has lost the Republican nomination for Senate to Tommy Tuberville in Alabama in Tuesday night’s primary runoff, AP reports.

Why it matters: Sessions had been the underdog in the race against former Auburn University head football coach Tommy Tuberville, who had the backing of President Trump. Tuberville will now face off against Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) in November, who is considered to have one of the most vulnerable Democratic Senate seats in the country.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 9 p.m. ET: 13,273,537 — Total deaths: 577,006 — Total recoveries — 7,367,106Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 9 p.m. ET: 3,424,304 — Total deaths: 136,432 — Total recoveries: 1,049,098 — Total tested: 41,764,557Map.
  3. Politics: Biden welcomes Trump wearing mask in public but warns "it’s not enough"
  4. Public health: Four former CDC heads say Trump's undermining of agency puts lives at risk — CDC director: U.S. could get coronavirus "under control" in 4–8 weeks if all wear masks.

Bank CEOs brace for worsening economic scenario

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon. Photo: J. Lawler Duggan/For The Washington Post via Getty Images

Wells Fargo swung to its first loss since the financial crisis — while JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup reported significantly lower profits from a year earlier — as the banks set aside billions of dollars more in the second quarter for loans that may go bad.

Why it matters: The cumulative $28 billion in loan loss provisions that banks have so far announced they’re reserving serves as a signal they’re preparing for a colossal wave of loan defaults as the economy slogs through a coronavirus-driven downturn.