President Trump is still using his unsecured cellphone despite repeated warnings that it makes his calls highly vulnerable to foreign surveillance. Security experts say Trump’s call with European Union Ambassador Gordon Sondland, in which the president asked Sondland about “the investigations” in Ukraine, was almost certainly intercepted by multiple intelligence agencies, including Russia’s.
The number of cameras employed for surveillance will exceed 1 billion by the end of 2021—an almost 30 percent leap from the 770 million cameras in service today. China is expected to account for more than half the total.
The Wall Street Journal
Kansas City, Mo., will become the first major American city to offer free public transit after the City Council voted unanimously to make the bus system fare-free. Kansas City bus fares are currently $1.50 per ride.
Pearl Harbor veteran Lauren Bruner, who died in his sleep in September at age 98, became the 44th and final crew member of the USS Arizona to be interred with the battleship’s wreckage in Hawaii this week, when an urn containing his ashes was placed inside the ship.
Los Angeles Times
President Trump’s re-election campaign has spent $1.7 million at Trump-owned properties through September, Federal Election Commission data shows. Trump has not contributed his own funds to the campaign.