REPORT: Under Pressure, Western Tech Firms Share Cyber Secrets With Russia

June 24, 2017

… non-disclosure agreement with the company. Over the past year, HP has used Echelon to allow FSTEC to review source code, according to the agencys records. A company spokesman declined to comment. FSTEC certification records showed the Information Security Center, an independent testing company based outside Moscow, has reviewed IBMs source code on behalf of the agency. The company was founded more than 20 years ago under the auspices of an institute within Russias Ministry of Defense, …

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Cumulative extremism: Why terror is like a ‘perverted comic book’

June 22, 2017

… climate, says Brian Levin, the director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism. “I’ve been studying extremism for decades, and there will often be some catalytic event that becomes part of a folklore and helps galvanize where aggression is directed to and amplified towards,” Levin told CNN. “(It’s) almost like a perverted comic book. What we have is the beginning of a folklore narrative that identifies warrior heroes and villains. And what’s so …

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New US sanctions on Russia inflame old tensions

June 22, 2017

Washington (CNN)Russia’s frustration with the Trump administration boiled over Wednesday, with Moscow abruptly canceling talks designed to improve ties with the US and threatening retaliation for sanctions the White House renewed Tuesday. Analysts say that Russia’s leaders also want to convey in no uncertain terms that, after waiting for Trump to establish warmer ties, they’re now ready to get more adversarial if need be. …

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DoD still using 8-inch floppies and other infrastructure horror stories from Jared Kushner

June 21, 2017

… save the government millions of dollars, but will, naturally, raise security concerns, since many of these agencies deal with the personal data of millions of Americans. The data Center initiative carries forward some work begun in the Obama administration, which for years sought to identify and consolidate the federal government’s data Centers which, at one, time counted near 11,000. Kushners dispassionate delivery of some truly disturbing information stands in stark contrast to how his …

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Trump Killed A Key Obama Immigration Program. But What He Didn’t Do Matters More.

June 17, 2017

… announced DACA, and threatened to dismantle and defund it. Their efforts were repeatedly blocked by Democrats and rejected by Obama. But by 2016, Trump had capitalized on the brewing anger within conservative circles, bashing DACA and promising to end it on his way to securing the GOP presidential nomination. After he was elected, immigrant-rights activists immediately began to rally their allies to protect their gains. DACA, said Philip Wolgin, who works on immigration policy at the Center …

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Overweight pregnancy increases risk of birth defects, study says

June 15, 2017

(CNN)Risks of major birth defects increased in step with the severity of a mother’s obesity or overweight, a study published Wednesday in the BMJ medical journal found. The study’s findings are not entirely new, but “expand on previous knowledge,” Persson said in an email. Past studies have shown an increased risk of congenital malformations among obese mothers. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. The …

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London fire: Blaze engulfs apartment block in West London

June 14, 2017

… million redevelopment, according to property firm Rydon. Close to Notting Hill, the tower block is around a five minute walk from the Latimer Road Underground station and near the Westfield shopping Center in the west London suburbs. According to property website RightMove, the average rent in the building is around $2,500 a month. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsLive Event Blaster Pro Traffic Gram Traffic Gram is a part of eComily Bundle that allows you to get mad …

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Sanders allies emboldened by Labour’s gains in UK election

June 10, 2017

… Corbyn’s historic campaign,” she wrote. “Changing course and embracing the new, youth-driven left politics would mean alienating the big money interests that keep them afloat personally — and also admitting that all their basic assumptions about the world might be wrong.” Clearly, as the one-year anniversary of the last Democratic primary contest nears, this latest clash among competing factions on the left and Center-left — hardly a recent or American …

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URGENT: The Latest: 3 Australians Among Injured in London Attacks

June 5, 2017

… killed seven people. Marielle de Sarnez expressed her condolences to the families affected and "absolute solidarity" with the British in a statement on Sunday. Meanwhile, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe visited a crisis Center at the French Foreign Ministry that fields calls from anxious citizens after attacks. Philippe noted the attack came as French living overseas begin voting in advance of June 11 first-round legislative elections. He said voting in London would continue …

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Cadillac’s future cars could ‘chat’ with traffic lights

June 1, 2017

… to develop the tech. Cadillac became the first automaker to introduce a V2V system as a standard feature in one of its models so it’s not too far-fetched to imagine the new tech coming to the CTS in the near future. SEE ALSO: Android makes a big move to power future cars Cadillac tested out the V2I system by rigging two traffic signals near the GM Warren Technical Center campus to send data to its demo CTS vehicles. The automaker said the stop lights were able to use Dedicated …

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Trump’s Budget Hurts Women More Than Men, And No One Is Surprised

… is an unusual move for a Republican. Overall, however, his budget is awful for women. The New York Times analyzed Trumps budget, and found it targetsprograms that tend tospend more on women than men. Programs that tend to benefit women would see an 8 percent decrease in spending, while programs that tend to benefit men would only see a 2 percent decrease. The New York Times The massive cuts to Medicaid would be particularly damaging to women, according to the Center on Budget and Policy …

May 26, 2017
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Our Generation Is Apparently Way Less Racist Than Older People, So There’s Hope

… of this, data suggests younger people are becoming increasingly less racist, according to Charles Kenny, a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development. In other words, young folk are far more tolerant than older generations, and this trend seems poised to continue. This is a sensitive topic, and one that should not be approached lightly. In saying the world is becoming more tolerant, we cannot ignore the ways racism and oppression persist, including in America. But lets examine the data …

May 25, 2017
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Bush, Obama Lawyers Slam Trump’s Possible Meddling In FBI Russia Probe

… in the separation of powers as well as Trumps unique status as one of the weakest chief executives in history. But the presidents dealings with the FBI director took Center stage during their presentation. It was part of my view that the president of the United States, who is above the attorney general in the hierarchy, absolutely had to stay out of any criminal matter whatsoever, Eggleston said. He didnt think there wouldnt be any charges brought a statement that I think was regarded in …

May 18, 2017
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Hands on with the world’s first 4K TV with built-in Alexa voice controls

… With the most recent Fire TV update, Amazon gave the UI a reboot to put content front and Center. Westinghouse and Elements Fire TV Editions take the new UI and build on top of it, creating a smart TV interface that just makes sense. Features like the ability to rename inputs to PlayStation, or Xbox, or Blu-ray instead of trying to remember what HDMI 1, or HDMI 2, or HDMI 3 are will leave you in awe. Sure, most smart TVs let you rename the inputs, but Ive never seen anyone do it. The only reason …

May 18, 2017
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Another Trump crisis craters GOP agenda

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump’s governing agenda, which only 10 days ago showed signs of gaining steam, appears to have derailed after he allegedly shared classified information and dismissed FBI director James Comey, both of which threaten to alienate Republicans while bogging down the White House once again. Hours after The Washington Post reported Trump shared information about terror plots with Russian officials in the Oval Office, alarmed lawmakers on Capitol Hill were …

May 16, 2017
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A 22-year-old \

… ultimately halt the infections, the Associated Press reported. SEE ALSO: NSA tools at Center of ransomware attacks hitting UK hospitals The unprecedented outbreak, which began last Friday, locked up computers and extorted users for large Bitcoin payments in nations as diverse as the U.S., Russia, Ukraine, Brazil, Spain, and India. It also hit the U.K.’s National Health Service, affecting computers in hospitals and doctors’ offices. Britain’s National Cyber Security Center and …

May 16, 2017
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How to remove Facebook from your life and never miss a social beat

… you want to reach out to your friends. You’ll text or email (or whatever), and they’ll get back to you in the same way. I promise, it will be fun. Before you know it, you may even start scheduling hangouts to catch up and chat in person. And you will have arranged it all without Facebook. Staying informed But what about the news? A 2016 Pew Research Center study found that 44 percent of U.S. adults get at least some news from Facebook. Cutting this source of information out of …

May 14, 2017
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