There’s a good reason governments aren’t startups

June 19, 2017

Jeb Bush wearing a hoodie in a video message to Mark Zuckerberg.Image: shutterstock/jeb!/mashable composite The hot new name in tech is France, a centuries-old startup that provides security, healthcare, and education in exchange for taxes. Newly elected French president Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday that the country needs to “think and move more like a startup” and, presumably, less like a stodgy social democracy. SEE ALSO: Trump’s treasury secretary is ‘not worried …

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Bill Cosby’s attorney says he is worried about entertainer’s health

June 18, 2017

… had been difficult. “(It was) hard on him. When he got there, he had been awakened at home by us, told that he had to get here. He’s blind, he’s about 80 years old and my heart really broke for him that day. When we got there we didn’t have security and people were diving on our cars. I’ve handled a lot of cases but I wasn’t quite prepared for what I would see.” Cosby — who is legally blind and carries a cane — then had to endure a taxing …

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North Korean hackers blamed for worldwide WannaCry cyberattack

June 17, 2017

… called WannaCry which hit multiple countries across the globe, locking up computers and ransoming access in exchange for large Bitcoin payments. The NHS wasn’t specifically targeted in the attack and the attack affected organisations from across a range of sectors. The claim that the ransomware attack originated from North Korea was originally made in May by Google security researcher Neel Mehta, who posted a cryptic set of characters on Twitter together with the hashtag …

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London fire: Tower victims ‘may never be identified’ – BBC News

June 16, 2017

… Portillo said the prime minister “didn’t use her humanity”. Labour MP Harriet Harman also criticised Mrs May for not meeting residents, writing on Twitter: “She should have been prepared to listen to them.” Conservative MP Chris Philp later told Newsnight the prime minister was “keen not to intrude and cause disruption”. Defence minister Tobias Ellwood said on BBC One’s Question Time that “security concerns” had also stopped Mrs May …

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Theresa May: 10 reasons why the PM blew her majority – BBC News

June 14, 2017

… traditional Labour areas, which Mrs May was banking on to win a big majority. Like the social care U-turn, or the pledge to bring back grammar schools, it may have given anyone flirting with backing the Tories for the first time in their lives a reason not to switch their vote. 10) Events Theresa May wanted the election to be about Brexit but the terror attacks in Manchester and London changed the course of the campaign. Suddenly it was all about security and anti-terror policy. This should have …

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No one knows what the GOP health plan is, even Republicans

June 14, 2017

(CNN)Senate Republican leaders say they still hope to vote on a bill to repeal Obamacare before lawmakers leave town for the July 4th recess. Since House Republicans passed a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare last month after much hand-wringing and drama, a “working group” of Senate Republicans have been meeting to share their preferences for a health care bill. It is now up to the Senate Budget Committee — in consultation with key senators and leadership — to draft …

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NRA TV Host Falsely Claims Kim Kardashian Is Mentally Unfit To Own A Gun

June 10, 2017

Specifically, Kim Kardashian. website supporting In a video released June 9 that has since been deleted (but preserved by Media Matters), Noir suggests its Kardashian who has mental issues that should prevent her from gun ownership. She stressed shes not against gun ownership. After she was robbed at gunpoint in Parisin October, she said she knows how important it is to be safe and have armed security. cries and has flashbacksto the violence. reaction to being victimized by violence. …

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GOP’s New Defense of Trump: The Guy’s A Toddler, He Doesn’t Know Any Better

June 9, 2017

… foreign policy. After Trump won the GOP nomination, more established Republican operatives adopted a similar defense of their standard-bearer. Some supporters, though, concede that five months in, Trump has not been learning as quickly as might have been hoped. Matt Mackowiak, a Texas GOP consultant and frequent Trump defender, acknowledged that Trumps attempts to end the investigation into his first national security advisers contacts with Russian officials was improper. For Trump …

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Trump’s Climate Withdrawal Is An Impeachable Offense

June 9, 2017

These 22 senators wrote to Trump, asking him to pull out of the accord. The president and the senators put their own political and economic interests above the safety, security and indeed survival of the American people and the entire planet. Under the pact, the Obama administration promised to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 26 percent to 29 percent lower than 2005 levels by 2025. The United States is the second largest purveyor of fossil fuels. China, which is first, and India, third, …

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

June 5, 2017

… Intelligence Group says Islamic State's news agency is claiming fighters for the extremist group carried out the van and knife attack in London that left seven people dead. SITE said in a statement Sunday that the Islamic State's Aamaq news service cited "a security source" in the Arabic-language posting claiming the attack. Islamic State has often made such claims not just when it has sent attackers, but when extremists carrying out deadly plots were inspired by the …

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Actually, Mike Pence, Climate Change Has Nothing To Do With A ‘Liberal’ Agenda

June 3, 2017

… GOP donoralso urged Trump to uphold the U.S.s commitment to the international pact. Defense Secretary James Mattis Climate change is impacting stability in areas of the world where our troops are operating today, he said in written testimony to the Senate Armed Forces Committee. It is appropriate for the Combatant Commands to incorporate drivers of instability that impact the security environment in their areas into their planning. Hagel has also said global warming should be considered a …

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General election 2017: Sturgeon to unveil SNP manifesto – BBC News

May 30, 2017

… security and other vital public services. Ms Sturgeon has sought to portray the election as a chance to protect Scotland from “Tory cuts”, arguing that Scottish votes for the SNP “can stop Theresa May having a free hand at Westminster to do whatever she wants”. She has also said she would be open to seeking a “progressive alliance” at Westminster to keep the Conservatives out of government in the event of a hung parliament. But she has predicted that the …

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Pete Souza’s most legendary Donald Trump trolls

… Souza (@petesouza) on May 15, 2017 at 10:19am PDT Troll Level: 6.5 Nothin’ like a nice implied troll. This Insta appeared after news broke that Trump shared classified information with visiting Russian diplomats. Bring back binder security! Meetings, 2016. A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on May 7, 2017 at 8:04am PDT Troll Level: 10!!! This picture owns. Obama notoriously received ample criticism for his golf games, often from Trump himself. Flash forward to 2017 and …

May 28, 2017
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Election 2017: What if I can’t afford to pay the rent? – BBC News

… Despite claiming housing benefit, tax credits and child benefit, there is always a shortfall at the end of the month. She wants the next government to introduce significant change: rents that can only rise in line with the National Living Wage, housing benefit that covers the rent, and more security of tenure. Conservative promises Image copyright Kate Stanworth Image caption Longer leases would give tenants more security, says Tracy Strassburg Tracy Strassburg – a mother of two …

May 28, 2017
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Manchester attack: Police make tenth arrest – BBC News

… and their father, Ramadan, were held by special forces linked to the interior ministry. Abedi was known to the security services, but his risk to the public remained “subject to review”. Image copyright Various Image caption Clockwise, from top left: Courtney Boyle, Saffie Roussos, Olivia Campbell, Martyn Hett, Michelle Kiss, Philip Tron, Sorrell Leczkowski, Liam Curry, Chloe Rutherford, Wendy Fawell, Eilidh MacLeod, Elaine McIver Of the 22 victims killed at Manchester Arena, …

May 26, 2017
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Trump’s Budget Takes From Safety Net, Gives To Military

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump wants Congress to cut food stamps and other anti-poverty programs in order to pay for more military spending and a border wall, according to a budget proposal the White House will formally unveil on Tuesday. Trumps budget for fiscal 2018, a summary of which the administration released late Monday, would plow the savings from welfare cuts into higher military spending and deficit reduction. It also adds $2.6 billion more for border security, including $1.6 …

May 23, 2017
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Tips for dealing with a toddler and also Donald Trump

… to Foreign Policy. Attention span. Asking heads of state to speak 2-4 minutes. Because of Trump’s attention span. https://t.co/nBxWWdlbgj Christine Brandt (@LavishTantrums) May 17, 2017 Make sure you tell him how well he’s doing hahaha Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock As president, Trump is often briefed on matters of national security. But Trump doesn’t much like to read, so National security Council folks have had to take creative approaches to getting Trump to finish …

May 21, 2017
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Are hackers working to bring back WannaCry just for the lulz?

Ain't that rich?Image: Getty Images When it comes to online currency, lulz just might outvalue Bitcoin. A unknown group of hackers is working behind the scenes to restart the ransomware WannaCry, and one security expert believes the culprits this time around aren’t who you think. And neither is their motivation. SEE ALSO: It won’t be easy for WannaCry hackers to get their cash Contrary to what you might expect, it appears not to be the initial group responsible for WannaCry …

May 20, 2017
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Net neutrality is a pivotal moment in a broader movement for a healthy internet

… information and creativity. Today, we can voice loud and consistent support for net neutrality. And we can also fuel a broader movement one that values principles like inclusion, equality, literacy, privacy and security online. Mark Surman is executive director at Mozilla Foundation, an nonprofit organization dedicated to support the open source Mozilla project. WATCH: There may be a new solution to the ocean trash problem More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsThe …

May 19, 2017
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White House struggles to answer GOP questions on Capitol Hill

Washington (CNN)As the White House rushed to contain the fallout on Capitol Hill during a head-spinning week of controversies, one senator resorted to mime to describe his reaction. He mimicked a cat, claws out, hanging on for dear life by clinging to a tree. “We’re all just like this,” the senator told CNN, shaking his head. Chaffetz: I’m ready to subpoena for Comey memo Senator: Trump’s request impeachable, if true …

May 17, 2017
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Hospitals Gain Control After Ransom Hack, More Attacks May Come

… he calculated the total based on payments tracked to Bitcoin addresses specified in the ransom demands. Last year an acute-care hospital in Hollywood paid $17,000 in bitcoin to an extortionist who hijacked its computer systems and forced doctors and staff to revert to pen and paper for record-keeping. Hospitals are also fertile ground for identity thieves because of their often-lax security policies. Bloomberg Businessweek @MalwareTechBlog. “So long as the domain isn’t revoked, …

May 16, 2017
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