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FBI Is Looking at Security of Hillary Clinton’s Email System – Wall Street Journal

Thursday, August 06, 2015

WASHINGTON—The FBI is examining security issues surrounding the private email system Hillary Clinton used when she served as secretary of state, a government official said Wednesday. The inquiry follows a referral to the Justice Department by the inspector general, or in-house watchdog, of the federal intelligence agencies, who found that at…

Microsoft Just Dropped An Update For Windows 10 But Isn’t Really Explaining … – TechCrunch

Thursday, August 06, 2015

“This update includes non-security-related changes to enhance the functionality of Windows 10 through new features and improvements.” — Someone at Microsoft. Microsoft dropped a crop of Windows 10 updates today, some of which you might already have, some of which you might not have. If you already have some of the updates, you will get the updates that you do not already have. (Here you go.) So what is among…

Suspect Dead After Reports of Shots at Movie Theater in Nashville, Police Say – New York Times

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

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Discovered Plane Debris Is From Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 – TIME

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Debris that was recently recovered from the Indian Ocean has been confirmed to be from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the plane that disappeared in March 2014. Malaysia’s prime minister announced on Wednesday that the material was a part of a wing from the Boeing 777. Experts hope that the segment, which washed ashore on the island of Reunion, may provide clues as to what happened to the plane. The flaperon,…

Iran Refuses UN Nuclear Inspectors Access to Key Scientists, Military Officers – Wall Street Journal

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

WASHINGTON—Iran has so far refused to let United Nations inspectors interview key scientists and military officers to investigate allegations Tehran maintained a covert nuclear-weapons program, the head of the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog said in an interview Wednesday. Iran’s stance complicates the International Atomic Energy Agency’s investigation into Tehran’s suspected nuclear-military program—a study that is scheduled to be finished…

Rand Paul Ally Indicted on Campaign Finance Charges From 2012 – New York Times

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

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The Unfortunate Evolution of the Voting Rights Act – Wall Street Journal

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Fifty years ago, on Aug. 6, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, legislation he would later identify as the most important of his political career. The bill was born from the bloodshed five months earlier, when 600 peaceful black protesters marching for the right to vote attempted to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala. As they started to cross, state troopers descended upon them with…

Full text: Obama gives a speech about the Iran nuclear deal – Washington Post

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

President Obama is continuing his push for the Iran nuclear deal, giving a speech at American University. Here is a complete transcript of his remarks. OBAMA: Thank you. (APPLAUSE) Thank you so much. Thank you. Everybody, please have a seat. Thank you very much. I apologize for the slight delay; even presidents have a problem with toner. (LAUGHTER) It is a great honor to be back at American University, which…

Donald Trump says candidates who attack him drop in the polls. That’s not true. – Washington Post

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is pictured at a news conference near the U.S.-Mexico border outside of Laredo, Texas July 23, 2015. REUTERS/Rick Wilking In an interview with Breitbart on Tuesday, Donald Trump appeared to take credit for relegating two of his opponents to the pre-game debate on Thursday. “Isn’t it an amazing phenomenon? … Lindsey Graham was at 3 (percent) and nobody went after me harder than Perry and…

MH370: Part Found On Reunion Island Is From Missing Plane – ABC News

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

The plane part that was found on a beach in the Indian Ocean was determined to be part of MH370, the Malaysia Airlines flight that vanished more than a year ago, Malaysia’s prime minister said. The debris is the first piece of physical evidence recovered from the ill-fated plane, which disappeared on March 8, 2014 along with its 239 passengers and crew. “It is with a very heavy heart that…

Rand Paul super PAC head indicted over alleged 2012 campaign finance violations – Washington Post

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Republican presidential candidate, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, listens as campaign chairman Jesse Benton has a word with him as he signs autographs at the Cass County Community Center in Atlantic, Iowa, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) Jesse Benton, a longtime ally of Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) who is heading up a super PAC supporting his presidential campaign, was indicted by federal prosecutors Wednesday on charges that he concealed…

Boat Carrying Hundreds of Migrants Capsizes Off Libya – Wall Street Journal

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

ENLARGE ROME—About 25 people died when a fishing boat carrying hundreds of migrants capsized on Wednesday in the Mediterranean Sea, around 15 miles north of the Libyan coast, the Italian coast guard said. About 400 people were saved in the continuing rescue operations, a spokesman for the coast guard told Italian television, adding that the boat may have been carrying as many as 600 migrants. Another coast-guard spokesman said several…

Intel promises unlocked, overclockable Skylake CPU for laptops – Ars Technica

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Further Reading Intel’s Skylake Core i7-6700K reviewed: Modest gains from a full Tick-Tock cycle But support for DDR4, M.2, and a faster GPU make up for lacklustre CPU performance. The first of Intel’s Skylake processors are here, and while these quad-core desktop CPUs will be of limited interest to anyone who doesn’t care about overclocking, examining them and their chipsets gives us some idea of what we can expect from…

Acer unveils its Chromebook killer Windows 10 laptops, starting at $170 – ZDNet

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

When Google rolled out its Chromebook initiative to consumers, it had one critical advantage as it looked to disrupt the low-cost laptop market: Manufacturers could ship their notebooks with Google’s free Chrome OS instead of paying for a Windows license from Microsoft (and passing that cost onto the customer). The success of Chromebooks — along with other market factors (such as Google’s free Android OS powering budget tablets) — has…

5 cheap laptops for college students – Fox News

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Need a budget laptop to take to college? We combed our computer Ratings to find some of the best cheap laptops—those in the $375 to $650 range. It’s not always easy to find a budget laptop good enough to get you through college, but the models we found should do just that. We also found lots of variety. Among the five cheap laptops featured here are two detachables, along with…

​Apple to fix security bug in laptops, desktops – CBS News

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Apple plans to fix a bug in its computer operating system that gives hackers user privileges without a password, allowing them to easily install malicious software on laptops and desktops. The company will release a patch in the next security update to its computer operating system OS X, the Guardian reports. The “privilege escalation bug” was exposed last month, and Monday, Malwarebytes, makers of anti-malware protection, reported that hackers were…

FBI investigating security of Hillary Clinton’s private email server – Fox News

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

The FBI has begun investigating the security of Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail server, an attorney for the Democratic presidential front-runner confirmed to Fox News late Tuesday. The probe, which was first reported by The Washington Post, comes days after watchdogs from the State Department and the intelligence community asked the Justice Department to explore whether classified material was improperly shared or stored on the former secretary of state’s private e-mail…

With Sway, Microsoft Reimagines Presentations For The Post&PowerPoint Generation – Fast Company

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

When Chris Pratley and his team ask for user feedback on Microsoft Sway, they sometimes have to emphasize that they’re not building PowerPoint all over again. At a glance, you’d be forgiven for thinking otherwise. Sway is a new tool that lets users string together images, text, and bullet points in a visually arresting way. In other words, Sway creates presentations, much like PowerPoint. It’s even part of the Microsoft…

Microsoft updates parental leave policy – USA TODAY

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

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How your washing machine can steal computer files – CNNMoney

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

This is Red Balloon Security chief scientist Ang Cui. His hacked printer now emits radio waves to his antennae. Imagine hackers stealing top secret files from a military base. Except they don’t need the Internet to pull data out of the facility’s computers. Instead, they can just infect an office printer and — with software alone — turn it into a radio. This sounds like sci-fi, but it’s now possible….