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Microsoft: You’re Safe From NSA Malware – Newser

Sunday, April 16, 2017

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Selling Your Internet Browsing History – NPR

Sunday, April 16, 2017

LOURDES GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST: Congress last month repealed a set of regulations that would have put hefty restrictions on Internet service providers. So what do these companies know about us, and what can they do with that information? NPR tech reporter Alina Selyukh told us what the rules were and what the repeal means. ALINA SELYUKH, BYLINE: The rules were meant to give people more control over the data that the…

Congressman tells constituents that nobody has ‘got to use the internet’ – Sacramento Bee

Sunday, April 16, 2017

A Wisconsin congressman told a town hall attendee who was concerned about the elimination of online privacy protections that using the Internet is a choice – a statement that has since drawn criticism on social media. During the meeting in Wisconsin on Thursday, the attendee asked about the recent decision by Congress to wipe away an Obama-era policy that sought to limit what Internet service providers, such as Verizon, AT&T…

Report: Hillary Clinton gives DNC campaign email list – Washington Examiner

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Hillary Clinton’s campaign has given its email list to the Democratic National Committee, according to a report Sunday. The move gives the party a major boost as it prepares for the 2018 midterm elections and the 2020 presidential election under a new chair. “This information will help candidates up and down the ballot engage with voters and win seats from the school board to the Senate,” said Xochitl Hinojosa, communications…

Pence, in South Korea, Calls North Korea Missile Launch ‘a Provocation’ – New York Times

Sunday, April 16, 2017

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With Trump Appointees, a Raft of Potential Conflicts and ‘No Transparency’ – New York Times

Sunday, April 16, 2017

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Trump: ‘Who paid for’ rallies seeking release of tax returns – Washington Post

Sunday, April 16, 2017

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Bannon may soon fall victim to Trump’s phrase: ‘You’re fired’ – New York Daily News

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Stephen Bannon is on the brink. Just months ago, the cantankerous aide who had helped guide President Trump to an unexpected victory was flying high, helping the new commander-in-chief make good on an array of controversial campaign promises. Some 90 days into his presidency and Bannon is now on the outs — having been formally demoted and publicly admonished by his boss — and could soon fall…

Turkey referendum: Erdogan camp set to win after most votes counted – BBC News

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Image copyright AFP Image caption The referendum has divided Turkey – a country facing no shortage of problems Turks have voted to grant President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sweeping new powers in a referendum, partial official results indicate. With about 96% of ballots counted, “Yes” was on 51.5% and “No” on about 48.5%. Erdogan supporters say replacing the parliamentary system with an executive presidency would modernise the country. Opponents have attacked…

Microsoft users with updated systems are safe from alleged NSA malware, company says – The Denver Post

Sunday, April 16, 2017

By Raphael Satter, The Associated Press PARIS — Up-to-date Microsoft customers are safe from the purported National Security Agency spying tools dumped online, the software company said Saturday, tamping down fears that the digital arsenal was poised to wreak havoc across the internet . In a blog post , Microsoft Corp. security manager Phillip Misner said that the software giant had already built defenses against nine of the 12 tools…

Congressman tells constituents that nobody has ‘got to use the internet’ – Sacramento Bee

Sunday, April 16, 2017

A Wisconsin congressman told a town hall attendee who was concerned about the elimination of online privacy protections that using the Internet is a choice – a statement that has since drawn criticism on social media. During the meeting in Wisconsin on Thursday, the attendee asked about the recent decision by Congress to wipe away an Obama-era policy that sought to limit what Internet service providers, such as Verizon, AT&T…

North Korean missile test fails, US and South Korea say – CNN

Sunday, April 16, 2017

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Tax Day demonstrators demand Trump release taxes – Washington Post

Sunday, April 16, 2017

CHICAGO — Thousands of sign-waving, chanting protesters have marched through streets across America demanding that President Donald Trump release his tax returns so the public can examine his business ties and determine whether he has links to foreign powers. The tax day protests in more than a dozen cities Saturday were largely peaceful, though occasionally demonstrators and some pro-Trump groups ended up face-to-face exchanging taunts. In Berkeley, California, police arrested…

The Latest: Berkeley police arrest 13 during Tax Day rallies – Washington Post

Sunday, April 16, 2017

A woman has milk poured in her eyes after being sprayed with a chemical irritant. (Getty Images) Dueling pro- and anti-Trump rallies in Berkeley, Calif., turned violent Saturday as numerous fistfights broke out and protesters fired pepper spray into a crowd. Police arrested more than a dozen people and requested aid from other law enforcement agencies. It was not immediately clear what protesters were charged with, or whether there would be more…

A Bannon-Kushner Showdown and Spicer as the Easter Bunny on ‘Saturday Night Live’ – New York Times

Sunday, April 16, 2017

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Celtics star Isaiah Thomas’ 22-year-old sister dies in car crash in Washington – Boston Herald

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Isaiah Thomas and his family were rocked by the news that his younger sister died in a car crash early yesterday morning. Chyna J. Thomas, 22, died at the scene of a one-car crash on the side of Interstate 5, after her car crashed into a Jersey barrier and light post at 5 a.m. Pacific time. The point guard, who had been preparing to take the floor at the Garden…

Robert Taylor, A Pioneer Of Modern Computing And The Internet, Dies At 85 – NPR

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Nearly 50 years ago, computer visionary Robert Taylor helped lay the foundations for what we know today as the internet. Taylor, who had Parkinson’s disease, died Thursday at his home in Woodside, Calif., his son Kurt Taylor tells NPR. Like many of his peers who helped build the internet, Bob Taylor, as he was known, wasn’t a computer scientist. The University of Texas at Austin graduate had a background in…

Microsoft: Users are protected from alleged NSA malware – The Detroit News

Sunday, April 16, 2017

The French headquarters of Microsoft Corp. in Issy-les-Moulineaux, outside Paris, Saturday April 15, 2017. Microsoft says the recent dump of purported National Security Agency spying tools doesn’t affect up-to-date users of Windows, puncturing claims that the digital arsenal was poised to create chaos across the internet.(Photo: Raphael Satter / AP) Paris — Up-to-date Microsoft customers are safe from the purported National Security Agency spying tools dumped online, the software company…

‘Nobody’s got to use the Internet': GOP lawmaker who voted to scrap Web privacy rules – Chicago Tribune

Sunday, April 16, 2017

A Wisconsin congressman told a town hall attendee who was concerned about the elimination of online privacy protections that using the Internet is a choice – a statement that has since drawn criticism on social media. During the meeting in Wisconsin on Thursday, the attendee asked about the recent decision by Congress to wipe away an Obama-era policy that sought to limit what Internet service providers, such as Verizon, AT&T…