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    Many young Americans say they don’t expect to get Social Security when they retire, but it’s the older workers of today who may see the first cuts to their benefits. The Congressional Budget Office released an updated budget outlook on Wednesday, originally published in July, to reflect the impact the pandemic has had on the economy. In the report, the agency said the budget deficit will reach a record $3.3 trillion this year — and $13 trillion over the next decade. The national debt, which is projected to be 98% of gross domestic product this year, is also expected to surpass the levels of World War II next year, when it’s expected to reach 104% in 2021. Among...
    There’s clearly a pragmatic incentive to allow reused rockets. The Space Force expects to save $52.7 million for the GPS III missions alone. It might also be difficult to insist on brand new rockets. SpaceX is shifting its focus to Starship, and might not be eager to make more Falcon 9 rockets than necessary. This also reflects added trust in SpaceX. Although the company has clearly played a crucial role in US government launches through projects like Crew Dragon, the contract represents another level of confidence.
    Man United concedes stoppage-time equalizer, scores 100th-minute winner against Brighton (video) Amazing photos of nocturnal animals More Than Half of Americans Plan to Make This Positive Retirement Move Due to the Pandemic The coronavirus pandemic has put tens of millions of Americans out of work, strained people's finances, and even among those whose situations haven't changed, many are more fearful about the future. As a result, investing strategies have been altered, and retirement plans are evolving to accommodate these crazy times. © Provided by The Motley Fool More Than Half of Americans Plan to Make This Positive Retirement Move Due to the Pandemic Among those changes in plans, one shift in particular that's being considered by a majority of...
    How 2020 became the summer of activism both online and offline An angry woman wrecked the wine display at a supermarket after being asked to follow COVID-19 one-way system Whats the Average Social Security Benefit at Age 62? You may not realize it now, but there's a very good chance that, when you retire, you're going to be reliant on Social Security income to make ends meet. In the latest national Gallup poll of nonretirees, a record 88% of respondents expected their Social Security payout to be a necessary part of their retirement income. For context, this annual Gallup poll dates back to 2001.  © Provided by The Motley Fool What's the Average Social Security Benefit at Age 62?...
    NFL Week 3 odds: Highest bet game at BetMGM is 49ers-Giants, team getting most bets is ... Panthers? Are You Nice or Are You Kind? There’s a Big Difference. Most Americans don't know these lucrative Social Security "secrets" Ad Microsoft Incredible Blanket Puts Humans In A Deep Sleep, Melting Stress Away Ad Microsoft 23 Gadgets That Could Sell Out Before the Holidays Ad Microsoft ...
    When the Crossfire Hurricane team was using the Christopher Steele dossier to secure a surveillance warrant for former Trump campaign aide Carter Page, they knew that its primary sub-source was deemed a possible "national security threat" and was previously the subject of an FBI counterintelligence investigation. The team's knowledge of the situation — and their failure to disclose it — was recently revealed in an FBI memo sent Thursday by Attorney General William Barr, CBS correspondent Catherine Herridge reported.#Durham BREAKING: The primary sub-source for the Steele dossier was deemed a possible “national security threat” +… https://t.co/jGHkqsfWsA — Catherine Herridge (@Catherine Herridge)1600988462.0What are the details?"Between May 2009 and March 2011, the FBI maintained an investigation into the individual who later...
    iStockphoto / wellesenterprises Milwaukee Brewers slips. They finished 2nd in their division last season and took the Wild Card spot. The previous season they went with a tear and went 96-67 to beat NL Central. But with three days left in the season, they are 4th in their division and 27-29 in the compact season. This guy is Keon Lambert, who has added too much salt to the team’s injuries this season. He was accused of sneaking back into the field on June 2 and ‘by sneaking’ he ‘walked through the open / open door’ and his plan was to use a tractor to write his name on the field cursive using tractor tires. But the tractor was too slow,...
    “I’d be more worried about the camera on your phone than I would be about a drone,” Amazon devices SVP Dave Limp told me in an interview a few hours after yesterday’s big Echo event. The drone in question is the Ring Always Home Cam, an autonomous indoor drone that can use a map of your home to independently fly around to check out strange noises or run a patrol when you’re not home. The drone was just one of well over a dozen product announcements Amazon made yesterday — including a full-on game streaming service to compete directly with Microsoft and Google. But everybody’s visceral reaction to the idea of an Amazon-powered drone flitting its camera about your...
    Ring safety devices are flown in the air by the Drone Always Home Game that patrols your home. The parent company Amazon has announced the 9 249 device A blog post Thursday. “Built with privacy in mind it only records while on the plane; When it is not in use, it sits on a document and the camera is physically blocked, ”says Amazon. “Also, it’s loud, so you hear it when it’s on the move.” Ever had a ring alarm alert and want to see what’s happening right away? Ring Always Home Game is here to help. This small, lightweight, autonomous flying indoor camera makes it even bigger when you are not at home. Learn more: https://t.co/A62pZUuYDa [US Only] pic.twitter.com/13cXKtEeS...
    As an additional measure, Twitter started distributing phishing-resistant security keys to its employees and requiring its teams around the world to use them. Google implemented the measure in 2017 to great success: A year after making it mandatory for employees to use physical security keys for two-factor authentication, the tech giant announced that it has “no reported or confirmed account takeovers” anymore. Twitter required all new employees to go through security, privacy and data protection trainings, as well. Those who have access to non-public data had to attend additional mandatory training sessions on how they can avoid becoming phishing targets for attackers. The company also said that it’s been constantly improving its internal detection and monitoring tools that alert the...
    (CNN)China's Ambassador to the United Nations said Thursday that the US has "created enough troubles for the world already" as the two nations continued to spar over the coronavirus pandemic during a tense meeting of the UN Security Council.US Representative to the UN Kelly Craft criticized China over what she said was a "decision to hide the origins of this virus, minimize its danger, and suppress scientific cooperation." Craft claimed Beijing's actions "transformed a local epidemic into a global pandemic."China's Zhang Jun swiftly rejected Craft's characterization of events."I must say, enough is enough. You have created enough troubles for the world already," Zhang said."Regrettably, we have once again heard noises from the US that are so at odds with the...
    The mother of Julian Assange's children has revealed how the couple was able to secretly conceive their two sons while he was hiding out at the Ecuadorian embassy in London.  South African-born lawyer Stella Moris is currently raising her two young boys, Gabriel, three, and Max, one, alone in the UK while their Wikileaks founder father continues to fight his extradition to the US. The 49-year-old Australian is wanted on an 18-count indictment alleging a plot to hack computers and conspiracy to obtain and disclose national defense information. Assange had been holed up at the Ecuadorian embassy in the UK since 2012 where he met Moris and began a relationship with her in 2015.  Despite his inability to leave the embassy...
    ESPN NBA and college football broadcaster Mark Jones cut loose Wednesday with a series of anti-police Twitter posts after a Kentucky grand jury declined to indict three Louisville officers on any charges connected with the death of Breonna Taylor earlier this year. "Police never saved me. Never helped me. Never protected me. Never taken a bullet for me. (They’ve pulled guns on me)," Jones began. "Never kept me safe in a protest. Never stopped the racist from taking my Black Lives Matter flag off my house. I could do without em. [for real]. #BreonnaTaylor #Defund12," MSNBC'S JOY REID SAYS BREONNA TAYLOR CASE WAS A 'BLACK LIVES DON'T MATTER RULING' In another tweet, Jones vowed to go without a security detail when...
    Police investigating the disappearance of Colorado mom Suzanne Morphew demanded security footage from businesses in the area close to the hotel used by her husband on the day she vanished, DailyMail.com can disclose. Investigators asked every business near the Holiday Inn Express in Broomfield, Colorado, to turn over video shot between Thursday May 7 and Sunday May 10 – the day Suzanne was reported missing by neighbor Jeanne Ritter, 70. Suzanne’s husband Barry, 52, was checked into the hotel on the day she vanished and had traveled there for a landscaping job nearby. DailyMail.com previously revealed that he left his room stinking of chlorine and littered with wet towels and discarded mail. In an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com, colleague Jeff...
    Amazon’s love affair with drones has been sent to its home security company Ring. During today’s Amazon event, Ring announced an autonomous indoor drone called the New Always Home Game, which flies around your home and provides live, mobile feed if you see an intruder or emergency in your home. The drone will sell for 9,249 (approximately £ 200, AU $ 350, we have no international price yet available) and will be launched occasionally in 2021. This cannot be done manually; However, you can create preset tracking paths from one room to the next so you can choose which rooms in your home are protected. Drone Is said It has five minutes of battery life and only needs to make...
    'Thanks to his disdainful attitude and his failures, our allies no longer trust or respect us, and our enemies no longer fear us.' Almost 500 national security experts — including 22 four-star military officers — slammed Donald Trump in a public letter released Thursday, calling him unfit for his role as commander in chief and endorsing Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. The letter, simply addressed "To Our Fellow Citizens," is a bipartisan effort signed by prominent Republicans and Democrats alike who say they "fear" for their country under Trump. Signatories include former Navy Secretary and NASA administrator Sean O'Keefe, who served in both Bush administrations, and former Defense Secretaries Chuck...
    Joe Biden “is the leader our nation needs,” according to 489 retired generals, admirals, senior noncommissioned officers, ambassadors, and senior civilian national security officials. “We love our country,” the group, which included Republicans and independents as well as Democrats, wrote in an open letter. “Unfortunately, we also fear for it.” Nowhere does the letter mention Donald Trump by name, though throughout it cites Biden’s good qualities in ways obviously distinguishing him from Trump: empathy, honesty, “experience and wisdom,” personal responsibility, “sound judgment, thorough understanding, and fundamental values.” Biden’s good qualities overwhelm policy differences, the 489 former officials write. “While some of us may have different opinions on particular policy matters, we trust Joe Biden’s positions are rooted in sound judgment, thorough understanding,...
    Al Drago | Reuters As the 2020 presidential election approaches across America, voters have déjà vu and are concerned over the risk of hacking. On Sept. 10, Microsoft warned that the Russian military intelligence unit that had attacked the Democratic National Committee in 2016 was back. This time, the company warned, the threats would be more sophisticated and target consultants, staff members, and other entities associated with both Democratic and Republican campaigns. Representatives for Microsoft were not available for comment, but on its blog, the company said that the Russian hacking group Strontium had attacked over 200 organizations, while the Chinese organization Zirconium had attacked people associated with both the election and the Biden campaign. The Iranian hacking group, Phosphorus,...
    This city has failed us: Louisville protesters angered over lack of indictments in Breonna Taylor case Olive Garden parents quarterly revenue falls by 28% as pandemic weighs on sales Why Did the Bidens Pay Taxes on Their Social Security Benefits? In 2018, Presidential Nominee Joe Biden and his wife Jill declared $49,545 in income from Social Security on their tax return. Their returns also showed they were taxed on $42,113 of those benefits. © Provided by The Motley Fool Why Did the Bidens Pay Taxes on Their Social Security Benefits? For those not familiar with the rules for when and how Social Security benefits are taxed, it may come as a shock the Bidens would be paying the...
    Getty Former national security adviser H.R. McMaster on Wednesday told CNN that he wishes President Donald Trump would recognize that Russian President Vladimir Putin is not his friend.  “I wish President Trump would just realize…Vladimir Putin is not his friend,” McMaster said to CNN’s Jim Sciutto. “It’s self-delusion…Putin is the best liar in the world.” Trump at a rally on Monday told supporters: “I like Putin. He likes me.” The intelligence community has repeatedly warned that Russia is engaged in ongoing efforts to interfere in the US electoral process.  Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser H.R. McMaster on Wednesday told...
    On Wednesday, September 23 — the day of Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf’s confirmation hearing in the U.S. Senate — NBC News reported that the consulting firm where his wife, Hope Wolf, is an executive had been awarded more than $6 million in contracts from DHS, according to the federal government website USA Spending. NBC News’ Julia Ainsley reports, “Wolf’s wife, Hope Wolf, is vice president of professional staff operations at Berkeley Research Group, a consulting firm. Although the company has a long history of federal contracts, it did not do work for DHS until after Wolf became the (Transportation Security Administration’s) chief of staff in 2017. A DHS spokesperson said (Chad) Wolf was not aware of the contracts...
    Election Question: What steps have been taken to protect the nation’s election systems from potential interference by foreign powers like Russia? Have voting systems been “hardened” in any way? Answer: Federal, state and local officials prioritized securing voting systems after Russia interfered in the 2016 election, breaking down bureaucracy to improve communication of potential threats, conducting security reviews and installing network sentinels to detect known cyberthreats and suspicious activity. A key step was the January 2017 decision by the outgoing Obama administration to designate the election systems as “critical infrastructure” on par with nuclear reactors, banks and the electrical grid. The Department of Homeland Security and its cybersecurity agency have since worked to build relationships with election officials, giving top...
    5 Ways Joe Biden Wants Social Security to Change The ‘Quick Spin’ Team Takes a New Defender (Way) Off Road Most Americans don't know these lucrative Social Security "secrets" Ad Microsoft Incredible Blanket Puts Humans In A Deep Sleep, Melting Stress Away Ad Microsoft 23 Gadgets That Could Sell Out Before the Holidays Ad Microsoft ...
    By The Associated Press Election Question: What steps have been taken to protect the nation’s election systems from potential interference by foreign powers like Russia? Have voting systems been “hardened” in any way? Answer: Federal, state and local officials prioritized securing voting systems after Russia interfered in the 2016 election, breaking down bureaucracy to improve communication of potential threats, conducting security reviews and installing network sentinels to detect known cyberthreats and suspicious activity. A key step was the January 2017 decision by the outgoing Obama administration to designate the election systems as “critical infrastructure” on par with nuclear reactors, banks and the electrical grid. The Department of Homeland Security and its cybersecurity agency have since worked to build relationships with...
    Election Question: What steps have been taken to protect the nation’s election systems from potential interference by foreign powers like Russia? Have voting systems been “hardened” in any way? Answer: Federal, state and local officials prioritized securing voting systems after Russia interfered in the 2016 election, breaking down bureaucracy to improve communication of potential threats, conducting security reviews and installing network sentinels to detect known cyberthreats and suspicious activity. A key step was the January 2017 decision by the outgoing Obama administration to designate the election systems as “critical infrastructure” on par with nuclear reactors, banks and the electrical grid. The Department of Homeland Security and its cybersecurity agency have since worked to build relationships with election officials, giving top...
    Election Question: What steps have been taken to protect the nation’s election systems from potential interference by foreign powers like Russia? Have voting systems been “hardened” in any way? Answer: Federal, state and local officials prioritized securing voting systems after Russia interfered in the 2016 election, breaking down bureaucracy to improve communication of potential threats, conducting security reviews and installing network sentinels to detect known cyberthreats and suspicious activity. A key step was the January 2017 decision by the outgoing Obama administration to designate the election systems as “critical infrastructure” on par with nuclear reactors, banks and the electrical grid. The Department of Homeland Security and its cybersecurity agency have since worked to build relationships with election officials, giving top...
    President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before departing the White House in Washington, bound for a campaign event in Wisconsin, Sept. 17, 2020. (Oliver Contreras/The New York Times) WASHINGTON — Four years ago, when Russian intelligence agencies engaged in a systematic attempt to influence the American presidential election, the disinformation they fed U.S. voters required some real imagination at the troll farms producing the ads. There was the exaggerated Texas secession movement, a famous ad in which Satan arm-wrestles Jesus while declaring, “If I win, Clinton wins,” and an effort to recruit protesters and counterprotesters to the same, invented rally over the rapid spread of Islamic influence in the United States. This year, their task is much easier. They...
    (CNN)Retired Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, who was President Trump's national security adviser from February 2017 to April 2018, has written a book that will likely confound both the President's fans and his critics.In the preface to "Battlegrounds," McMaster acknowledges that despite the advice of friends, editors, agents and even family members, he chose not to write a paean to Trump "as an unconventional leader who ... advanced American interests," nor did he write a takedown depicting the President as "a bigoted narcissist unfit for office," despite the fact that writing either of these types of books "might be lucrative."Peter BergenSo, for those hoping for a tell-all book along the lines of John Bolton's "The Room Where it Happened," which was...
    Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump's former national security adviser H.R. McMaster said Tuesday that the President and other lawmakers are "making it easy" for Russian President Vladimir Putin by promoting conspiracy theories about US election integrity and Democratic nominee Joe Biden. "It's just wrong," McMaster told CNN's Jake Tapper on "The Lead." "It's making it easy for Vladimir Putin. And I think it's really important for leaders to be responsible about this because, really, as you know Putin doesn't create these divisions in our society, he doesn't create these doubts, he magnifies them.""And we just have to be really careful not to be our own worst enemies," McMaster added.Despite repeated warnings from intelligence officials and his own FBI director that Russia...
    Trisha Paytas and Ethan Klein set aside their history of online feuds to co-host a new podcast. H3 Podcast/YouTube YouTube star Trisha Paytas and podcast host Ethan Klein have a complex history, involving Twitter feuds and Paytas pursuing a turbulent romantic relationship with Klein's brother-in-law. The two social media personalities surprised fans by launching a joining podcast called "Frenemies" in September of 2020. In the premiere episode, Paytas revealed that she'd hired 24-hour security after a stalker jumped the fence surrounding her home.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. YouTube star Trisha Paytas and podcast host Ethan Klein have a turbulent history — from engaging in bitter Twitter feuds to Paytas pursuing an off-and-on again relationship with...
    President Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, Sept. 21 as he departs Washington for campaign travel to Ohio.Tom Brenner | Reuters The future of Social Security could be a big issue in the next presidential term, no matter which party wins the Oval Office in November. The program's funds, which already face depletion in the future, may run out sooner due to the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Once that date is reached, benefit checks will be reduced. Some have taken President Donald Trump's temporary payroll tax deferral as a signal for a broader strategy he could implement if he is re-elected. More from Personal Finance:What a Biden win may mean for your Social...
    NFL games havent missed a thing without fans in the stands The difficult choice about hiring a tutor for your children (Opinion) Trump vs. Biden: Will the 2020 Election Lead to Changes to Social Security? On Tuesday, Nov. 3, citizens across the United States will vote to determine who sits in the Oval Office for the next four years. The decision will shape many things about American life-- and with Social Security slated to face impending financial shortfalls, there's a chance the outcome could determine the fate of this important entitlement program.  © Provided by The Motley Fool Trump vs. Biden: Will the 2020 Election Lead to Changes to Social Security? President Trump and Joe Biden have some very...
    Donald Trump told a rally in Ohio on Monday night that suburban women 'love me' because he had prevented the construction of affordable housing in their neighborhoods.  In remarks that have been previously condemned as racist, the president said women of 'suburbia' appreciated his housing policies. In July the Trump administration repealed Barack Obama's 2015 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule. The AFFH did not mandate low-income housing to be built in suburban areas, but rather aimed to eliminate discrimination and combat segregation in housing. Trump claimed on Monday night that he had saved the suburbs from an influx of low-income developments.   'We are doing really well with the African American community, with the Hispanic community, we're doing well with women,' he said....
    Former national security adviser H.R. McMaster said the risk of another 9/11-style attack on the country is "very high." In an interview with USA Today, McMaster said he believes United States-backed peace talks in Afghanistan will end in "failure," prompting major terror threats for the nation. McMaster blasted President Trump over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and said he believes there's been a politicization of the military that's weakened national security. "We're creating this destructive cycle and these centripetal forces that are pulling us apart from each other," McMaster said. "We're forgetting who we are as Americans." McMaster, a former Army lieutenant general, also lamented that the nation is "in many ways more at risk today than...
      Whether you’re simply checking in on the kids from the other room or making sure Sparky’s behaving while you’re away at work, being able to see what’s going on around your home is always helpful. And while implementing a home security system has its benefits, the installation process can often be more of a hassle than it’s worth. If you’re interested in keeping tabs on what’s going on at home without dealing with complicated security gear, you’ll love this little WiFi camera by TOKK™. Small enough to hold in the palm of your hand, this tiny camera packs a lot of punch. That’s because it lets you view and record video in impressive 1280x720P, any time of day or...
    With all the other things in the news, it is easy to overlook the fact that the president’s proposal to defer Social Security payroll tax payments went into effect on Sept. 1. Specifically, employers can stop withholding the 6.2% employee share of the Social Security tax through the end of the year for those earning under $104,000. Of course, the employer must recoup those deferred taxes from the employee in early 2021. What if I'm in my 40s and don't have a retirement fund? The proposal is a bad idea on so many fronts. • First, those fortunate enough to keep their jobs are the lucky ones and the least in need of financial relief. • Second,...
    United Nations — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the United Nations will not support reimposing sanctions on Iran as the United States is demanding until he gets a green light from the Security Council. The U.N. chief said in a letter to the council president obtained Sunday by The Associated Press that "there would appear to be uncertainty" on whether or not U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo triggered the "snapback" mechanism in the Security Council resolution that enshrined the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six major powers. The Trump administration declared Saturday that all U.N. sanctions against Iran have been restored, a move most of the rest of the world rejects as illegal and is likely to ignore. The U.S....
    At one of the entrances to the port of Beirut, a twenty-year-old woman runs screaming her brother’s name. His name is Jad and he has green eyes, she says, dazed. The security forces prohibit him from passing. A few meters away, another desperate woman searches for her brother after the powerful explosions in the port of the Lebanese capital that caused at least 73 deaths and 3,700 injuries, causing unprecedented destruction in the city and traumatizing the inhabitants. For more than three hours the bustle of the ambulances does not stop, with the sirens hooting. They enter the disaster area and leave loaded with victims. At the epicenter of the explosion, the outlook is apocalyptic: the...
    WASHINGTON, Sept 20 (.) – A U.S. judge blocked a Commerce Department order early Sunday calling on Apple Inc and Google, owned by Alphabet Inc, to remove the WeChat app from their digital stores. for Sunday night. California Magistrate Laurel Beeler said in an order that the WeChat users who filed the lawsuit “have raised issues to consider regarding the content of the First Amendment (to the US Constitution), to which the balance of the dispute leans in favor of the plaintiffs. “ On Friday, the Commerce Department had issued an order alleging national security reasons to block Tencent Holding’s proprietary application of US digital stores, while the Justice Department had urged Beeler not to block...
    If we turn the pages back in the history books, we find great events, feats and inventions that were a before and after. A turning point that, in the past, made it possible to live a present full of comfort and security. The human being lives, in recent years, moments that will change history forever. The arrival of new technologies in the world of communication and security has revolutionized a society that is advancing by leaps and bounds towards a future that, possibly, no one is able to predict today. If we talk about the space we occupy on the Muy Interesante website, the automotive, progress is not far behind. The application of these revolutionary novelties...
    Whatever the intentions, this may have been an avoidable breach. The intruders exploited a known security flaw in Citrix’s VPN software, and Germany’s cybersecurity authority said it warned of the vulnerability in January. It’s nothing new for institutions to fall short on security, but this misstep appears to have been deadly. If the investigation establishes a connection, it could be one of the first deaths directly linked to a cyberattack, according to former UK security executive Ciaran Martin. If so, the loss might spur hospitals and other critical facilities to tighten security and prevent future tragedies.
    Ex-workers sue Kroger, claiming they were fired for refusing to wear rainbow symbol 25 Towns Devastated by Losing a Single Company The Truth About Social Security and Immigration As Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said in his 2016 book, Our Revolution, "Social Security is the most successful government program in our nation's history." Sanders is absolutely correct. Without Social Security, elderly poverty rates would be more than four times higher than they are today, according to an analysis by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. © Provided by The Motley Fool The Truth About Social Security and Immigration Furthermore, it's a program that tens of millions of current retirees rely on to make ends meet. A Gallup poll released...
    TikTok : US imposes restrictions on TikTok and WeChat 1:22 (. Business) -– The Donald Trump administration said it will restrict access to TikTok on Sunday, September 20. What does that mean for users of the short form video app? The short answer is that you will still be able to use TikTok if it’s already on your phone. But at midnight from Sunday to Monday TikTok will disappear from the US app stores. This includes those operated by Apple and Google. That means US users looking to install the app again, or looking for security patches or other updates, won’t be able to get them, under Commerce Department restrictions announced Friday that...
    It’s not much of an exaggeration to say that Siddharth Chatterjee owes his life to the United Nations. His Hindu father was a refugee from what is today Bangladesh. Young Siddharth grew up with the chaos of the 1947 partition of India and Pakistan as his history, but the security of U.N. assistance programs as his cradle. At 3 years old, the boy was diagnosed with polio. Yet the quick intervention of a doctor and the U.N.’s polio eradication program – one of the young global institution’s first health initiatives – helped him recover. At 6, a proud Siddharth marched off to school sporting a backpack marked UNICEF, for the U.N. agency dedicated to promoting children’s welfare. And years later,...
    NFL draft: Which schools produce most talent at each position? And which prospects are next? Celebrities Who Battled Cancer and Won Most Americans don't know these lucrative Social Security "secrets" Ad Microsoft Incredible Blanket Puts Humans In A Deep Sleep, Melting Stress Away Ad Microsoft 23 Gadgets That Could Sell Out Before the Holidays Ad Microsoft ...
    More than 100 million TikTok users in America, and anyone else who’s curious about the popular, controversial video-sharing app, now have a tight time frame to either download or upgrade the app. The U.S. Commerce Department announced Friday that as of Sunday, Sept. 20, it will prevent all downloads of TikTok, which is owned by the Chinese company ByteDance. The same order is blocking downloads of WeChat, owned by Tencent Holdings 700, -0.38%, also based in China. TikTok stays “intact” until Nov. 12, Commerce Department Secretary Wilbur Ross said Friday morning on Fox Business. But after that point — without American-based ownership that satisfies the U.S. government — TikTok would “be for all practical purposes shut down,” Ross said....
    In addition to the new login and password protection measures, Twitter says it will take additional steps to protect accounts internally. These include: -More sophisticated detections and alerts to help us, and account holders, respond rapidly to suspicious activity -Increased login defenses to prevent malicious account takeover attempts -Expedited account recovery support to ensure account security issues are resolved quickly The new measures will apply to politicians at the federal and state level, as well as people associated with political parties, campaigns, and candidates in US House, Senate or gubernatorial races. The requirements will also apply to “major US news outlets and political journalists.”  Lawmakers have previously criticized Twitter for not doing enough to protect high-profile accounts after hackers gained...
    A security guard at a federal building for the FBI and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in New York City pointed a gun at protesters in a shocking threat caught on video. On Wednesday a protest to abolish ICE unfolded in Manhattan following a whistleblower complaint that immigrant women detained in Georgia allegedly received hysterectomies without consent. Demonstrators gathered inside the Jacob K. Javits Federal building at 26 Federal Plaza to decry the allegedly forced gynecological procedures where they raised their fists, chanted in unison and blared blowhorns. Video from the protest shows the moment a female security guard brandishes a gun and points it directly at the protesters. A female security guard at the Javits Federal building in...
    The Trump administration Wants to announce UN sanctions Reviewed Iran In the coming days, a month after the Security Council resolution on Iran’s nuclear deal triggered a “snap-pack” mechanism – but the move is likely to be ignored by many, including US allies. “We will return to the United Nations to re-impose sanctions so that the arms embargo becomes permanent next week.” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo The UK Foreign Secretary told a news conference on Wednesday. “We deeply believe that this is good for all nationalities.” Pompeo in Iran: UN US to do all we can to reconsider security Pompeo last month called on the UN to trigger a “snapback” mechanism in Security Council Resolution 2231. The 30-day countdown...
    Walmart has reportedly joined Oracle's bid to do a deal with TikTok, but the proposal to allow Chinese parent ByteDance to retain a majority stake in the video-sharing app faces stiff hurdles for approval. Under the terms of the proposal, Oracle would have a 20 percent stake in TikTok's new U.S. entity, as well as access to all source code, sources told CNBC host David Faber. According to NBC News correspondent Jo Ling Kent, the deal would involve TikTok becoming a global company headquartered in America, with Oracle taking responsibility for U.S. operations and user data and ByteDance retaining majority ownership. Officially, Oracle has only said it is part of a proposal submitted by ByteDance to the U.S. Treasury Department to serve...
    Authorities in Dallas announced that they have increased the reward for anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and indictment of the suspect (s) of killing a security guard. The financial agency where the ATM was located offered another $ 25,000 for a total of $ 50,000. Jose Montes, 28, was repairing an ATM machine Monday morning in Dallas, near Cockrell Hill Road, when someone approached and shot him. He was later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. Pain is raw for his family and words are not always easy. It is a loss that they never saw coming and cannot understand. But there is something this family is holding on to now...
    Getty The outside of the Sandra Day O'Connor federal courthouse James Lee Carr is the suspect who has been arrested and accused of shooting a security officer outside of Phoenix’s Sandra Day O’Connor Federal Courthouse on September 15. According to ArizonaFamily.com, the security officer was a contractor who had been deputized by the U.S. Marshals Service. He was on duty, in uniform and inspecting a UPS truck when he was shot; after a short stint in the hospital, he has been recuperating at home, the Associated Press reported. Carr’s ex-wife, Donna Gonzales (as it is spelled in the AP, although it is spelled “Gonzalez” in the criminal complaint), told the AP that Carr was suffering from mental illness,...
    The download page for ByteDance Ltd.'s TikTok app is arranged for a photograph on a smartphone in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020.Brent Lewin | Bloomberg | Getty Images SINGAPORE — The politics surrounding the future of TikTok's operations in the United States could undermine the need for better understanding and assurances when it comes to protecting user data, a security expert said Thursday.  Beijing-based ByteDance, which owns the popular short video sharing app, rejected Microsoft's bid to buy TikTok's U.S. operations and instead chose Oracle to become TikTok's U.S. technology partner. Sources previously told CNBC that Oracle became ByteDance's partner of choice due to the company's close ties to the Trump administration and its willingness...
    The president of the United States takes the following oath at his or her inauguration: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” Donald Trump has repeatedly betrayed this promise, and should long since have been removed from office for doing so. The Constitution deems that the president is commander in chief of the military. As revealed by the Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg, Donald Trump believes that members of the U.S. military who have been wounded or killed in battle are “suckers” and “losers” for not being as selfish and cowardly as he is. Trump also...
    President Donald Trump told reporters during Wednesday’s coronavirus press briefing that he is not prepared to sign off on the proposed Oracle-TikTok partnership as he has not yet reviewed the terms. The president further indicated that if public reporting regarding the deal is true — specifically the provision where TikTok’s parent company would retain a majority stake in the partnership — he could block the deal. WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 16: U.S. President Donald J. Trump speaks to the press during a news conference in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on September 16, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump continues to trail challenger Joe Biden in the polls with the election less than two months away. (Photo by...
    Oracle's bid to buy TikTok from Chinese parent ByteDance has reportedly fallen short of requirements from the Trump administration to resolve concerns that the video-sharing app represents a national security concern. The proposed deal has drawn continuing concerns from national security officials could sway President Donald Trump's decision, people familiar with the deal told Bloomberg News on Wednesday.  Oracle announced on Monday it was part of a proposal submitted by Bytedance to the U.S. Treasury Department to serve as 'trusted technology provider,' to Bytedance, providing no further details on the terms of the deal.  The Trump administration will make a decision soon on the proposed deal, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said on Wednesday. Oracle's bid to buy...
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday warned that the U.S. will “do all the things we need to do” to ensure the snapback of U.N. sanctions on Iran -- even as the move appears not to have the support of allies at the Security Council. “As for the actions that we will take, the U.N. will take the sanctions it always does, these will be valid U.N. Security Council resolutions and the United States will do what it always does, it will do its share as part of its responsibilities to enable peace, this time in the Middle East, we’ll do all the things we need to do to ensure that those sanctions are enforced,” Pompeo said at a  press...
    The attack, which was supposed to take place on September 15, was made known to the authorities through a call that was received on September 13. MEXICO – The Attorney General’s Office of Mexico City (FGJCDMX) investigates an anonymous complaint about a threat against the mayor of the capital, Claudia Sheinbaum. The attack, which was supposed to take place on September 15, was made known to the authorities through a call received on September 13. A woman pointed to a man, identified as “Neri”, as the alleged attacker. “The corresponding investigations are already being carried out to identify, where appropriate, the origin of the message and who may have spread it,” said the Prosecutor’s Office....
    Las Palmas For an alleged crime of fraud that will amount to 20 million euros The president of Las Palmas, Miguel ngel Ramrez, in his office. EFE Miguel Angel Ramrez, president of the UD Las Palmas, faces an accusation from the Tax Agency and Social Security for an alleged fraud to the public coffers. According to El Pas, they ask 73 years in prison for the maximum yellow president for five crimes against the Treasury and nine against Social Security, for a total value of 20 million euros. Between 2009 and 2013, and always according to the information from the aforementioned media, Ramrez would have defrauded a total of 6.5 million to the Treasury and...
    Fact check: 2016 photo of Smokies firefighters miscaptioned to claim connection to 2020 wildfires How big are Krogers online grocery sales now? Bigger than Levi Strauss or Harley-Davidson Why Dont The Bidens Get a Larger Social Security Benefit? Since 1997, Joe and Jill Biden have earned a combined income of at least $210,797 annually. In recent years, their combined yearly income has been much higher, totaling in the millions. © Provided by The Motley Fool Why Don't The Bidens Get a Larger Social Security Benefit? Since Social Security benefits are based on average wages earned over the course of your career, you may expect the Bidens to receive a small fortune in retirement checks, especially as Jill is 69...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Following reports of wide-spread mail fraud, there are renewed concerns that the Employment Development Department is putting millions at risk of identity theft by mailing full Social Security numbers (SSN) on unemployment documents, in violation of state law. Most people know that if a crook gets access to your SSN, they can steal your identity and ruin your credit. However, as some are learning the hard way, they can also steal your unemployment money and even change your address with the EDD. ALSO SEE: CBS13 Investigates: Coronavirus Unemployment Missing Mail, Missing Benefits David Robertson was shocked to learn that the EDD was printing his son’s full Social Security number on unemployment documents. “It’s outrageous,” Robertson said....
    (CNN)President Donald Trump said in March that he didn't consider the coronavirus pandemic a once-in-a-lifetime leadership challenge, even as the country was going through historic shutdowns to fight the spread, according to a new interview shared by veteran journalist Bob Woodward."Was there a moment in all of this, last two months, where you said to yourself -- you know, you're waking up or whatever you're doing and you say, 'Ah, this is the leadership test of a lifetime?' " Woodward asked Trump on March 19, in a new clip aired on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360" on Tuesday night. "No," Trump repliedWoodward asked, "No?" "I think it might be, but I don't think that," Trump said. "All I want to do...
    Six billboards that read "No Police, No Peace" have popped up in three major U.S. cities. Heritage Action for America announced on Monday that billboards went up in Atlanta, Dallas, and New York City. The billboards — a call to action to support law enforcement officials — come amid a time of heightened police-community tensions in the country. 'No Police, No Peace' According to The Daily Signal, Jessica Anderson — executive director of Heritage Action of America — said, "Americans want safety, security, and a clear vision for how to quell the violence. I am excited to announce the launch of these billboards today, because you cannot have peace without the police." ...
    For weeks, Donald Trump ordered a rag-tag mix of border patrol, U. S. marshals, and other elements of federal enforcement—none of them trained to deal with the public—into the streets of Portland, Oregon, where they upped the level of violence, grabbed people off the street without charges, and savagely beat a group of local moms trying to get them to halt their violence. After some weeks, Trump finally decided he’d done enough to generate footage for his doom-themed campaign commercials (with a few supplements) and took his beat-down squad off the streets. Understandably, Congress would like to talk to the people who thought that dragging people into unmarked vans, shooting journalists in the face, defying local officials, and filling the streets with banned chemical weapons was...
    The president of the United States takes the following oath at his or her inauguration: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” Donald Trump has repeatedly betrayed this promise, and should long since have been removed from office for doing so. The Constitution deems that the president is commander in chief of the military. As revealed in famed journalist Bob Woodward’s new book “Rage”, Donald Trump believes that members of the U.S. military who have been wounded or killed in battle are “suckers” and “losers” for not being as selfish and cowardly as he...
    Chauncey DeVega September 15, 2020 11:00AM (UTC) The president of the United States takes the following oath at his or her inauguration: "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." Donald Trump has repeatedly betrayed this promise, and should long since have been removed from office for doing so. : The Constitution deems that the president is commander in chief of the military. As revealed in famed journalist Bob Woodward's new book "Rage", Donald Trump believes that members of the U.S. military who have been wounded or killed in battle are "suckers"...
    Around a third of active military service members in 2019 said they didn’t pay all their bills on time, and close to that number of military spouses said the same. Military service can require some serious financial planning. But many service members might not realize how joining the military impacts their credit—and how their credit can impact their military career. Here’s what you should know about the relationship between a military career and credit, and some information about resources that can help military members protect their credit. How your credit can impact your ability to join the military No matter which branch of the military you want to join, you have to meet certain eligibility requirements. Specific requirements vary by service branch...
            by Matt O’Brien and Tali Arbel  (AP) — The short-video app TikTok has chosen Oracle as its corporate savior to avoid a U.S. ban ordered by President Donald Trump. The U.S. government will review the prospective deal. That much is known. Everything else is confusion, at least to outsiders. For instance: — What does it mean that, as Oracle declared, it will become a “trusted technology provider” for TikTok? Is this a joint venture, a vendor agreement or something else? Oracle is pointedly not referring to its deal as a sale or acquisition. — Will Trump approve such an arrangement after having threatened a ban if TikTok remains owned by its China-based parent ByteDance? Would...
    47-year-old Stewart Cink rallies to win Safeway Open Fall things to buy at Walmart before they sell out Oracle will partner with TikTok in the United States after Microsoft loses bid TikTok and Oracle will become business partners in the United States — a deal meant to satisfy the Trump administration's national security concerns, according to a person familiar with the matter. © Yan Cong/Bloomberg/Getty Images The download page for ByteDance Ltd.'s TikTok app on the Apple Inc. App Store is displayed on a smartphone in an arranged photograph in Beijing, China, on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. U.S. President Donald Trump said he's told people involved in the sale of the U.S. assets of ByteDance's TikTok that the deal must be struck by...
    Microsoft says its bid to buy popular video-sharing app TikTok has been rejected, removing a leading suitor for the Chinese-owned app a week before President Donald Trump promises to follow through with a plan to ban it in the U.S.Microsoft said in a Sunday statement that TikTok's parent company, Bytedance, "let us know today they would not be selling TikTok's US operations to Microsoft."The Trump administration has threatened to ban TikTok by mid-September and ordered ByteDance to sell its U.S. business, claiming national-security risks due to its Chinese ownership. The government worries about user data being funneled to Chinese authorities. TikTok denies it is a national-security risk and is suing to stop the administration from the threatened ban.RELATED: President Trump...
    The inadequate response of both the federal and state governments to the Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the United States, creating what could only be called a national security crisis. More than 190,000 Americans are dead, approximately half of them people of color. Yelp data show that more than 132,000 businesses have already closed and census data suggest that, thanks to lost wages, nearly 17% of Americans with children can’t afford to feed them enough food. In this same period, a number of defense contractors have been doing remarkably well. Lockheed Martin, the Pentagon’s top contractor, reported that, compared to 2019, its earnings are actually up — yes, up! The company’s success led the financial magazine Barron’s to call it a “pandemic star.” And those profits...
    Devin Singletary “lined up everywhere” in camp Brunch dishes that will make your mouth water The 2021 Social Security COLA Will Be Disappointing -- but at Least Therell Be One Social Security is vital for the financial survival of tens of millions of retirees. The majority of Social Security recipients rely on the program for most or all of their income. Even for those with other financial resources, the monthly checks they get from Social Security go a long way toward providing financial security. © Provided by The Motley Fool The 2021 Social Security COLA Will Be Disappointing -- but at Least There'll Be One Every year, seniors anxiously await word on how much they're going to see their...
    September 12, 2020 Last night, at about 10:30, reporter Dan Diamond posted another blockbuster story in Politico. Political appointees at the Department of Health and Human Services have been altering the weekly scientific reports issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) following the course of the coronavirus pandemic. They believe the reports are undermining Trump’s cheery pronouncements about the disease, and claim there is a “deep state” at the CDC determined to hurt the president. Since 1981, career scientists have compiled weekly Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports to inform Americans about trends in disease. These records are not controversial. But in April, Trump passed over scientists to install one of his campaign advisers as assistant secretary of HHS for public affairs. Michael Caputo was...
    LFA 91 highlights: Fighters serve up a feast of finishes in Sioux Falls 60 Percent of Women Dont Know These Key Cancer Symptoms, Study Says Will the Fight Over the Postal Service Hurt Social Security Recipients? In case you haven't heard, the U.S. Postal Service is facing a funding crisis. © Provided by The Motley Fool Will the Fight Over the Postal Service Hurt Social Security Recipients? The U.S. House of Representatives recently convened in a rare weekend season to vote on a bill reversing new cost-cutting measures and providing a $25 billion cash infusion to the Postal Service. But the bill largely passed along party lines with mostly Democratic support and the White House is threatening to...
    Never Trump attorney George Conway on Friday once again lashed out at President Donald Trump, declaring him the “greatest threat to the safety and security of Americans.” “On this 9/11, the greatest threat to the safety and security of Americans is the President of the United States,” Conway wrote on Twitter. On this 9/11, the greatest threat to the safety and security of Americans is the President of the United States. — George Conway (@gtconway3d) September 11, 2020 Conway’s remark came shortly before President Trump participated in the annual memorial ceremony in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, honoring Americans who perished in the terror attack of September 11th, 2001. “Nineteen years ago, on this day, at this hour, on this field, 40 brave...
    Conservative lawyer and outspoken President TrumpDonald John TrumpWarren: I feel 'deep down fury' that Trump downplayed pandemic NYT reporter removed from Trump rally in Michigan Trump says he didn't share classified information following Woodward book MORE critic George ConwayGeorge Thomas ConwaySusan Collins faces battle of lifetime in Maine Conway hails Trump as 'champion' of women The Hill's Convention Report: Mike and Karen Pence set to headline third night of convention MORE slammed the commander in chief Friday, tweeting on the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks that Trump is “the greatest threat to the safety and security of Americans.”  On this 9/11, the greatest threat to the safety and security of Americans is the President of the United...
    Deputy Steve Hortz (pictured in mug) was arrested Thursday and booked into Santa Ana Jail on suspicion of burglary A sheriff's deputy has been caught on security video allegedly stealing two safes, a rifle case and ceiling fans from a California home, days after he responded to the death of the elderly owner. Steve Hortz, a 12-year veteran of the Orange County Sheriff's Department, is accused of breaking into the home in Yorba Linda three times in late-July and mid-August and making off with the dead man's property.   Hortz was arrested Thursday and booked into Santa Ana Jail on suspicion of burglary. He is currently on paid administrative leave, according to the Sheriff's Department. Hortz responded to a 911 call at...
    Video conferencing app Zoom has added two-factor authentication (2FA) as a new layer of security following its soar in popularity during the current pandemic. The log-in standard requires users to provide an additional piece of information, such as a pin code sent via text message, as well as a password.   Zoom said the addition of the feature would help users protect against hackers taking control of accounts, which can lead to identity theft and security breaches. The video calling app has seen huge growth in its user base this year due to social distancing rules, forcing millions of employees to work away from their colleagues.  But the firm has been rolling out new features meant to rectify security lapses that...
    How many engineers does it take to change a lightbulb? Depends on whether or not that lightbulb is connected to Wi-Fi. Lightbulbs, along with refrigerators, coffee makers, microwave ovens, baby monitors, security cameras, speakers, televisions, and thermostats have, in the past few decades, transformed from ordinary objects into conduits for the future. Embedded with sensors that see, hear, and touch the world around them, they can turn physical information into digital data. Collectively, these devices—and there are billions of them around the world—make up the “internet of things.” Just about anything with network connectivity belongs to the internet of things. In the “smart home,” these internet-enabled gadgets liberate us from our chores, give us back some of our time,...
    Hong Kong (CNN Business)For years, the Great Firewall of China has blocked some of the largest online services coming out of the United States, including Google (GOOGL), Facebook (FB) and Twitter (TWTR). This month, Washington indicated that it might be willing to build a wall of its own by threatening a ban on two of the most popular Chinese-owned apps in the world: TikTok and WeChat.US President Donald Trump has given the apps 45 days to find American buyers, according to a pair of executive orders he issued last week. Trump claimed the apps pose risks to national security, citing concerns about data privacy and censorship. How Trumps war on WeChat could upend the global tech industryByteDance's TikTok has already...
    Shocking video shows the CEO of an LA environmental consulting firm mercilessly attacking his puppy in a luxury condominium building in footage exclusively obtained by DailyMail.com.  Jeffrey Previte, 46, was caught on security camera thrashing his defenseless  four-month-old dog Beachy and grabbing the whimpering hound by the throat at his apartment in the Seychelle Condominiums building in Santa Monica, California. In the video taken on August 22, the off-duty CEO can be seen yanking the dog off the floor by the scruff of its neck and violently jerking the animal through a door before giving it a hard smack. A concierge, who has asked to remain anonymous, heard the dog's cries from his seat at the building's front desk and...
    As part of a series of interviews for Woodward's new book, Trump told the reporter in February, while speaking about the coronavirus outbreak, "I wanted to always play it down." Trump also said he always knew the virus was deadlier than the flu, but he later made several public comments that the virus was similar to the flu. From the Sept. 9 edition of "CNN Newsroom": CARL BERNSTEIN: It's stunning, and I think we all need to take a deep breath and understand exactly what it is we have learned.   We are listening to the president of the United States, on tape, deliberately undermining the security — the national security of the United States — the health and...
    The U.S. Postal Service board of governors—you know, the guys raising millions for the Trump campaign—met behind closed doors Wednesday and decided embattled Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is doing a great job. They are literally "thrilled," "tickled pink," and "very, very pleased." They are apparently adherents to the "all publicity is good publicity" theory because from the outside, things don't seem to be going so well. Start with all the mail delays, including of life-saving prescriptions, Social Security checks, and animals arriving dead as a result of DeJoy’s service operation changes. Oh, that and the panic caused by the warning to 46 states that the mail-in election is in jeopardy. And the belligerent refusal, live on camera, to fix the sabotage. That was...
    The New York Times reported Wednesday that a “whistleblower” at the Department of Homeland Security had alleged that officials “directed agency analysts to downplay the threat of violent white supremacy and of Russian election interference.” The Times report noted the role of House Intelligence Committee Chair Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) in releasing the complaint. Indeed, the “whistleblower” in this case is represented by attorney Mark Zaid, the same lawyer who represented the so-called “whistleblower” in the impeachment. Zaid also notoriously tweeted in favor of a “coup” against President Donald Trump. In this case, the “whistleblower” has been identified — as Brian Murphy, a former intelligence official at the department — but the complaint was filed with Schiff’s Intelligence committee rather than the House Committee on...
    SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio city staff and the city council are expected to move into a renovated historic City Hall building by December 2020. Assistant City Manager Rod Sanchez says there have been a few delays along the way, but growing pains are expected when you deal with bringing an 1800s-era building to 2020 standards. “That building has a great rich history, but it really hasn’t been touched for almost 90 years. The building itself is about a hundred thirty years old,” Sanchez said. Renovations by Guido Brothers Construction Company started back in the summer of 2018 and were initially expected to take around 18 months from start to finish. The city council approved a budget of $38 million...
    Teachers, start preparing now for a class full of Liams and Olivias. The Social Security Administration released its official list of the Top 10 most popular baby names of 2019 – and they’re not all that different from 2018. DAD RECREATES SWEET 'TOY STORY' SCENE TO SEND SON, 4, BACK TO SCHOOL Liam and Olivia came out on top as the most popular male and female names, respectively. Nearby, however, has been the reigning champion Emma, who took the top spot as the most popular name of the decade for girls. Noah was the second most popular name of 2019 of boys, but also No. 1 for most popular names of the decade. Other names for boys on the list...
    Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s current home is getting an 8-foot-tall wall built around it and other security updates, leaving taxpayers with a $1.1 million bill. The wall would help "ensure the safety, security, and protection of any sitting governor and the first family,” according to the governor’s office. The government-owned home is receiving the increased security due to threats Whitmer has received in recent months. Despite the new wall and electrified fence, the Democratic governor has a history of denouncing President Trump’s wall along the southern border, calling it "costly and ineffective" back in 2017. "$40 BILLION for the wall," Whitmer tweeted at the time. "Think how many kids that would educate, how many roads, bridges and...
    Slack’s top executive has donated to Black Lives Matter and other groups urging federal and local governments to ‘defund the police’ even though the company uses a private security system that relies on patrolling robots in its offices. Stewart Butterfield, the CEO of Slack, and his partner, Away CEO Jen Rubio, pledged earlier this year to give $700,000 and an additional $300,000 in matching donations to ten different organizations, including Black Lives Matter and others. While those organizations are demanding that budgets set aside for police departments be reduced, Slack is using a security system designed by Cobalt Robotics to keep its office space safe. The Cobalt system was first used by the San Francisco-based office chat company in 2018....
    The whistleblower reportedly at the center of the Democrats’ impeachment efforts against President Donald Trump was apparently not the driving factor. A new book from Byron York, “Obsession: Inside the Washington Establishment’s Never-Ending War on Trump,” details how it was the National Security Council’s Lt. Col. Alex Vindman behind the impeachment efforts, rather than the whistleblower, who is not identified in the book. As Mollie Hemingway wrote at The Federalist, the whistleblower was previously identified by Real Clear Investigations as Eric Ciaramella, who worked for the CIA. In fact, Hemingway wrote, Ciaramella “was a diversion from allowing the American people to understand who was the actual instigator of the failed effort to oust President Donald Trump from office.” “Rather than...
    Yubico is announcing a new version of its USB-C equipped YubiKey 5 security key with NFC built in, which should theoretically be a convenient combo and compatible with many future devices moving forward. Previously, YubiKey offered the YubiKey 5 series in your choice of USB-A; USB-A and NFC; USB-C; and USB-C and Lightning. But with the new YubiKey 5C NFC that’s being announced today, you no longer have to pick between being able to plug your key into a USB-C port or the convenience of NFC authentication, which lets you just tap your key on your device — you can now buy a key that offers both. Hardware-based keys offer extra layer of account security Hardware-based keys offer an extra...
    Chinese diplomats say Chinese intelligence agents have questioned a number of journalists in Chinese media outlets and searched their equipment “in violation of their legitimate rights” – the latest flashpoint in the deteriorating relationship between the two countries. China’s state media released details of the episode – in late June – after two Australian journalists returned home on Tuesday due to distress. Tough stance with Chinese authorities And a temporary exit ban. The Chinese Embassy in Canberra posted a link on its website Article in the Global Times – A nationalist state media outlet – an Australian intelligence agency “recently raided the residences of Chinese journalists in Australia, questioned them, confiscated their computers and smartphones, and asked them not...
    People wearing masks visit a market amid the coronavirus outbreak on March 8, 2020 in Kunming, Yunnan Province of China.Liu Ranyang | China News Service | Getty Images Food prices are rising during the coronavirus pandemic, hitting food security. Last Thursday, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations reported global food prices rose for the third straight month in August, hitting their highest levels since February. The FAO Food Price Index tracks the international prices of the most commonly traded food commodities. The rise in food prices was due to firmer demand and a weaker dollar, the FAO said. As commodities, including raw material for food, is usually denominated in the greenback, a weaker dollar lends support to prices....
    The CEO of office messaging app Slack announced in June that he and his wife made large donations to organizations leading the “defund the police” movement, less than a year after Slack expanded its partnership with a company manufacturing robot security guards. Slack and Cobalt Robotics announced in October that they would integrate the two products, building off a previous partnership in which Slack used Cobalt’s machines to protect Slack headquarters. Cobalt’s “robots have been patrolling the hallways at Slack offices for some time now,” the robotics firm noted in a press release. “When Cobalt detects anything that needs escalation or further review—from an unauthorized visitor to CO emissions to a water leak—it triggers a real-time alert in a designated...
    Not all that long ago, managing your home network’s security didn’t involve much more than installing an antivirus program on your PC. If only it were still so simple. It’s no long just about protecting the computer on which you may be working from home and the laptops the kids may be using as online school starts. Odds are good you’ve got a few other internet-connected devices around the house -- phones, tablets, game consoles, maybe a “smart” TV or thermostat or refrigerator or light bulb or kid’s toy or security camera or video-streaming gadget or voice-activated digital valet. The average U.S. home now has 11 such devices, according to Deloitte, many of which are vulnerable to hacking....
    Actor Kangana Ranaut, who was given the Y-plus security cover by the Union Home Ministry, is the first Bollywood star to be guarded by a posse of elite commandos of the CRPF, officials said. The CRPF, the country’s largest paramilitary force, has been providing security to about 60 dignitaries and high-profile persons, including Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and her children Rahul and Priyanka. Kangana Ranaut vs BMC: Actress Believes the Support from her Social Media Followers Compelled BMC To Stop the Demolition Work of Her Office Ranaut is the first Bollywood actor who will be guarded by CRPF commandos, an official privy to the development said. Reliance Industries chairman...