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Child safety smartwatches ‘easy’ to hack, watchdog says

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Some smartwatches designed for children have security flaws that make them vulnerable to hackers, a watchdog has warned.The Norwegian Consumer Council (NCC) tested watches from brands including Gator and GPS for Kids.It said it discovered that attackers could track, eavesdrop or even communicate with the wearers.The manufacturers involved insist the problems have either already been resolved or are being addressed. UK retailer John Lewis has withdrawn one of the named smartwatch models from sale in response. The smartwatches tested essentially serve as basic smartphones, allowing pa... Read More
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FBI finds links to Russian bribery ahead of controversial nuclear deal: report

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Published on Oct 17, 2017Fox News judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano reacts to news that the FBI found connections to Russian bribery ahead of the Obama administration’s Iran nuclear deal. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Two officers fired for dragging doctor from United Airlines flight, third resigns

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The law enforcement officers involved in dragging a Kentucky doctor from a plane destined for Louisville no longer work for United Airlines, officials said.The Chicago Department of Aviation fired two officers — one of them an Aviation Security Sergeant — and a third officer resigned for their role in booting Dr. David Dao from a United Airlines plane at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago back in April, NBC News reported.Click here to read more: h... Read More
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Mother Charged With Killing Toddlers by Putting Them in Oven

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Published on Oct 17, 2017Police said Lamora Williams from Atlanta, Georgia killed her 1-year-old and 2-year-old sons Oct. 14 by intentionally putting them in the oven and turning it on. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed ... Read More
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Wi-Fi Warning

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Published on Oct 17, 2017Reachers in Belguim have exposed a giant flaw in Wi-Fi security that could give hackers the key to everything from your cellphone to your home security cameras. Carolyn Gusoff has more on what you can do to keep your devices safe. Category License Standard YouTube Licens... Read More
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Dozens Killed in Series of Taliban Attacks in Afghanistan

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The Taliban has claimed responsibility for three attacks on Afghan security forces, which began late on Oct. 16, killing dozens of people.Detected Closed Captioning: [Music] The Taliban Has Carried Out A String Of Attacks On Afghan Security Forces killing Dozens Of People Three Attacks Are Reported To Have Been Carried Out between Monday October 16th And The Following Day Deadliest One Targeted A police Training Centre In Gardez Killing At Least 41 People And Injuring At Least 100 Others Car Bombs Exploded Outside The Compound Knocking Down Walls Then About A Dozen Gunmen Stormed The Complex firing Indiscriminately Police And Civilians Were Killed In The Attack hours Earlier The Taliban Carried Out A similar Attac... Read More
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Credit Suisse cuts CBS outlook due to low NFL Sunday ratings

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Media Buzz host Howard Kurtz discusses why NFL ratings continue to drop after the kneeling controversy, in which players declined to stand during the national anthem in order to protest police brutality against African-Americans.No Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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U.K. intelligence chief addresses terror threat

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Britain's domestic intelligence chief warned the terrorist threat the country faces has accelerated at an alarming pace and is worse now than at any time in his 34-year career.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: ... Read More
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Biden calls Trump’s conduct “absolutely bizarre”

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"We have a president who does not understand governance," said former Vice President Joe Biden at the University of Delaware on Tuesday.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: ... Read More
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Efforts To Rewrite NAFTA Not Going Well; Next Round of Talks Delayed

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Enlarge this image United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (left) speaks Tuesday at the end of the latest round of negotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement in Washington, as Mexico's economy minister, Ildefonso Guajardo, looks on. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption ... Read More
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President Trump holds news conference with Greek PM who once called him “evil”

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President Trump met with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras at the White House Tuesday and both took questions from reporters. Tsipras praised Mr. Trump for having "common values" despite being extremely critical of him during the campaign. See their full remarks.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: ... Read More
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US clears Greek F-16 upgrade sale

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. State Department has cleared an F-16 upgrade package for sale to Greece, with an estimated worth of over $2.4 billion. The proposed sale, posted Tuesday by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, would help Greece “as a deterrent to regional threats, strengthen its homeland defense, and execute counter-terrorism operations,” according to the sale notification. The upgrade package will bring Greece’s fle... Read More
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Senate confirms DoD policy No. 2

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WASHINGTON – The Senate confirmed David Trachtenberg to be the principal deputy undersecretary of defense for policy by a 79-19 vote Tuesday. Trachtenberg, who was announced as the nominee for the role back in March and had been stuck waiting a final vote in the Senate since July, helps fill a key empty seat at the Pentagon. Trachtenberg was most recently president and CEO of Shortwaver Consulting, which focuses on national securi... Read More
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WhatsApp now lets you share your location in real time

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WhatsApp announced today that you’ll be able to share your location in real time with friends on your contact list, a popular feature borrowed from its parent company Facebook. The feature, called Live Location, should be available starting today and is coming to both the iOS and Android versions of WhatsApp. Facebook officially rolled out temporary location sharing in Messenger back in May, having experimented with the ide... Read More
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Federal judge blocks Trump’s latest travel ban

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A federal judge has temporarily blocked the third version of President Trump's executive order banning travelers from certain countries. CBS News justice reporter Paula Reid joins CBSN to discuss the latest developments and what happens next.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: ... Read More
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Senate confirms DoD policy number two

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WASHINGTON – The Senate confirmed David Trachtenberg to be the principal deputy undersecretary of defense for policy by a 79-19 vote Tuesday. Trachtenberg, who was announced as the nominee for the role back in March and had been stuck waiting a final vote in the Senate since July, helps fill a key empty seat at the Pentagon. Trachtenberg was most recently President and CEO of Shortwaver Consulting, which focuses on national secu... Read More
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Microsoft database for tracking critical bugs internally was hacked in 2013

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(Reuters) — Microsoft Corp’s secret internal database for tracking bugs in its own software was broken into by a highly sophisticated hacking group more than four years ago, according to five former employees, in only the second known breach of such a corporate database. The company did not disclose the extent of the attack to the public or its customers after its discovery in 2013, but the five former employees described it to Reuters in separate interviews. Microsoft declined to discuss the incident. The database contained descriptions of critical and unfixed vulnerabilities in some of the most widely used software in the world, including the Windows operating system. Spies for governments around the globe an... Read More
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Why the Krack Wi-Fi Mess Will Take Decades to Clean Up

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A vulnerability in Wi-Fi encryption has sent the entire tech industry scrambling; the so-called Krack attack affects nearly every wireless device to some extent, leaving them subject to hijacked internet connections. In terms of scope, it doesn’t get much worse—especially for the Internet of Things. The extent of the Krack fallout remains to be seen. Security analysts say it’s a tricky vulnerability to take advantage of, and major platforms like iOS, macOS, and Windows are either unaffected or have already been pa... Read More
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Senators unveil short-term deal on health care subsidies

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Two Senate negotiators say they've come together to reach a short-term deal on health care subsidies. CBS News White House and senior foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Brennan has more on the deal and President Trump's reaction to it.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: ... Read More
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McCain says he is on the rocks with Mattis and McMaster

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WASHINGTON — Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain on Tuesday painted a dire picture of his relationship with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, saying it’s worse than it was with Obama-era Defense Secretary Ash Carter. “I had a better working relationship, back and forth, with Ash Carter than I do with an old friend of 20 years,” McCain said, referring to Mattis. He added that he has considered both Mattis and McMaster “friends of mine for many years.” ... Read More
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Inside Story – What does the future hold for Iraq’s Kurds after territory seized?

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The Iraqi government has seized control of Kirkuk from the Kurds, taking just a day to take charge of the multi-ethnic city and the oil fields surrounding it. Kurdish forces have since rapidly withdrawn from several contested cities and towns, leaving Iraqi forces and their Shia militia allies in charge.Last month voters in Iraq's northern Kurdish region as well as some disputed areas overwhelmingly voted to secede. But Baghdad, as well as neighbours Iran and Turkey have fiercely opposed the move. So, what will this mean for Iraq's Kurds? Presenter: James BaysGuests: Mowaffak al Rubaie - Former Iraqi National Security Adviser who's now a member of parliament for Baghdad. ... Read More
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With the return of fall comes the return of a fantastic pop culture mystery

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What does fall mean to you? Perhaps that it’s time to talk about death without it being weird? Perhaps it’s thinking of a topical-and-clever-but-cool-and-comfortable-and-cheap-and-flattering Halloween costume? Or washing your sweaters over and over, even though nothing makes them stop smelling like basement? Time to pull your Bon Iver-heavy playlists out of storage and think your saddest thoughts? Maybe “fall” to you means artificial pumpkin spice and apple flavors, and if so, that’s fine. Maybe “fall” is just a little pit stop before you get to the good stuff: the sno... Read More
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Comey drafted ‘unclassified’ statement ending Clinton email investigation long before case closed

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In newly-released documents, the FBI confirms that former Director James Comey sent a draft statement regarding the conclusion of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, months before interviewing her.RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c...Like us on Facebook ... Read More
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Bots are transforming personal banking around the world

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Digital banking brought a transformational wave to the banking system. As traditional banking practices slowly adjusted to the wave, artificial intelligence quickly caught up and made the bot market hotter than ever before. VentureBeat’s 2016 Bots Landscape showed that under 200 companies, which make products ranging from personal assistants to AI tools and messaging, had $22 billion in funding and came with a whopping valuation of $159 billion. But there is ... Read More
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U.S.-backed forces reclaim Raqqa from ISIS control

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U.S.-backed troops are celebrating in Syria after recapturing Raqqa from ISIS. The city had served as the terror group's de facto capital. David Schenker of The Washington Institute joins CBSN to discuss what comes next.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: ... Read More
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Philando Castile fundraiser clears all student lunch debt in St. Paul

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A campaign to honor the memory of Philando Castile has raised enough money to pay off the school lunch debt of every student in St. Paul Public Schools for at least a year. CBS Minnesota reports.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: ... Read More
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Frankel and Della Ragione: The C-Suite must become involved in cybersecurity

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By Richard M. Frankel and Nicole Della Ragione The Equifax breach reported on Sept. 7 has rocked consumers and businesses across the nation and created media frenzy, all with good reason. Equifax, one of the three major credit bureaus, announced it had suffered a data breach from mid-May through July, 2017 that exposed personally identifiable information (PII) for 143 million United States consumers. Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, birth dates, addresses, and credit card information were all revealed. While this may have been the largest breach to date for PII, Equifax is not alone in suffering from similar attacks. Companies in all industries and of all sizes are at risk, and a data br... Read More
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Democrats accuse EPA’s Pruitt of misusing taxpayer funds

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Top-ranking Congressional Democrats are calling on a federal watchdog to review whether Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt broke the law by making a video for a private group opposing an Obama-era clean-water rule. Pruitt flew to Colorado for an August event organized by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, an industry trade association representing cattle producers. While at the ranch, Pruitt recorded a video urging the group’s members to file comments supporting the repeal of EPA’s... Read More
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Protect your privacy: A hacker’s guide to being cyber-safe [Commentary]

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Protecting individual privacy from government intrusion is older than American democracy. In 1604, the attorney general of England, Sir Edward Coke, ruled that a man’s house is his castle. This was the official declaration that a homeowner could protect himself and his privacy from the king’s agents. That lesson carried into today’s America, thanks to our Founding Fathers’ abhorrence for imperial... Read More
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5-year-old raises money to pay for kindergarten class’ milk

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Sunshine Oelfke of Ishpeming, Michigan, emptied out her piggy bank to donate all of the money she had to go toward buying her classmates' milk during snack time.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: ... Read More
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Think tank launches new center to study information warfare

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The Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology, a Washington, D.C., nonpartisan think tank, announced it is establishing the Center for Cyber-Influence Operations Studies. CCIOS will expand ICIT’s focus on critical infrastructure protection, cybersecurity and online privacy to include information warfare. Potential topics of future CCIOS research include digital propaganda, psychological warfare, political warfare and other forms of perception steering. ... Read More
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Trump Praises Greece as PM Visits White House

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President Donald Trump met with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in the White House Cabinet room to address a range of economic and security issues — and perhaps make amends. (Oct. 17)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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911 calls from Florida nursing home released

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Florida officials have released recordings of increasingly desperate 911 calls from the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, where 14 elderly residents died after Hurricane Irma knocked out air conditioning.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: ... Read More
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Boeing’s new Phantom Works head to come from Aurora

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WASHINGTON — Boeing’s advanced technology division, known as Phantom Works, is getting new leadership from Aurora Flight Sciences, the innovative maker of drones and automation tech that Boeing plans to buy. Mark Cherry, currently Aurora’s president and chief operating officer, will take the reins of Phantom Works from Darryl Davis, who ran the group for 10 years and recently moved into a “company-wide program management role,” Boeing announced Tuesday . ... Read More
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The Flawed System Behind the Krack Wi-Fi Meltdown

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On Monday, the security community scrambled to unpack Krack, a fundamental vulnerability in the ubiquitous, secure Wi-Fi network standard known a WPA2. Though some of the most popular devices are mercifully already protected (like most of those that run Windows and iOS), a staggering population remains exposed to data theft and manipulation every time they connect to WPA2 Wi-Fi. But as another interminable patching process begins, a different conversation is picking up, too, about how to catch flaws in crucial standards more quickly, and make it easier to patch them. No software is perfect. Bugs are inevitable n... Read More
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Azure developing services for U.S. government

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Microsoft Azure is expanding its cloud services for mission-critical and highly confidential data for use by the U.S. government. Azure Government is Microsoft’s dedicated cloud for U.S. government customers and partners. These customers hold extremely sensitive data, with Azure’s Government cloud delivering services to more than 7000 government customers, from a federal to local level. Those services, according to Microsoft, include exclusivity, the highest levels of compliance and security, flexibility, and ‘commercial-grade innovation.’ This, it states, allows customers from the government to better meet citizen expectations. The Azure Government services are being expanded in order to push the governmen... Read More
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Man falls to his death at Chicago hotel

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The man was taking photographs without permission at LondonHouse Chicago when he fell to his death from a 20th-floor wall and struck a sixth-floor rooftop. CBS Chicago's Jim Williams reports.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: ... Read More
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VA officials promise they’re not looking at benefits cut this year

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WASHINGTON — Months after Veterans Affairs officials dropped plans for a controversial benefits cut, the families of those who would have been affected still fear they could lose thousands in monthly payouts. Confusion over the short-lived plan this week forced department leaders to issue a letter to veterans groups clarifying they will not change the Individual Unemployability program in fiscal 2018, and are looking for other cost-saving solutions in the future. ... Read More
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Google introduces Advanced Protection for those at high risk of targeted online attacks

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Google is creating an even more secure login process for users at high risk of online attacks. The new Advanced Protection feature focuses on defending against phishing, accidental sharing, and fraudulent access to accounts. The feature has been introduced for users such as journalists who need to protect their sources, or campaign staffers during an election. The program will use Security Keys, which are small USB or wireless devices required to sign into accounts. Google says they’re the most secure version of two-step verification; they use public key cryptography and digital signatures to c... Read More
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Wi-Fi flaw puts wireless devices at risk

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A new weak spot in the Wi-Fi security protocol used by millions of wireless devices has been exposed, potentially allowing hackers nearby to access a seemingly secure network. CNET executive editor Roger Cheng explains on CBSN.No Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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The Answer for Standing-Room-Only Subways? More Standing Room

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So the master controllers were redesigned before their scheduled 14-year maintenance cycle, Mr. Eng said. He added that problems with doors had also emerged as a major contributor to delays and that doors on other types of cars in the subway fleet were being refurbished early.The E line carries 550,000 passengers a day, making it the fifth busiest in the system. Mitchell L. Moss, a professor at New York University and the director of its Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management, said the extra standing room would do what was neede... Read More
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New 911 calls underscore devastation at Florida nursing home

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Published on Oct 17, 2017A relative of one of the 14 victims tells ABC News the tragedy is "heartbreaking" and "unfathomable" as newly released 911 calls capture the unfolding crisis at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills during Hurricane Irma. Category License Standard YouTube License... Read More
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The Best Home-Office Furniture and Supplies

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Standing desk Our pick The Fully Jarvis Bamboo is the best value we’ve seen in a full-size standing desk for anyone who wants to alternate between sitting and standing while working. It’s the sturdiest... Read More
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Trump’s drug czar nominee drops out

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Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pennsylvania, has withdrawn his nomination to be the country's next drug czar. President Trump made the announcement on Twitter. This comes after a "60 Minutes" and Washington Post investigation found that a 2016 law sponsored by Marino essentially weakened the DEA's efforts to combat the opioid crisis. CBS News chief congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes talks to CBSN about the new developments.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.... Read More
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Cyclist befriends the driver who left him paralyzed

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Freya Markowski drove through a red light April 27, 2016, and struck David Francisco on his bicycle, leaving him paralyzed. What Francisco did next allowed them both to heal.Her car crashed into the cyclist, launching his body toward her windshield — and his face smacked into the glass right above her steering wheel, inches away from her face.Freya Markowski, screaming, jumped out of her car and rushed to the bloody body.“I’m sorry!” Markowski shouted.Check out more Humankind stories:Subscribe to our YouTube channel: ... Read More
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Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 ships on November 16: 13.5-inch for $1,499 and 15-inch for $2,499

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Microsoft today unveiled the Surface Book 2, available for the first time in two sizes: a 13.5-inch, like its predecessors, starting at $1,499 and a new 15-inch, the largest Surface laptop yet, starting at $2,499. Both feature up to 17 hours of battery life, a USB-C port, and the latest 8th-generation Intel Quad-Core processors. Surface Book 2 will be available for preorder on November 9 and starts shipping on November 16. While the 13.5-inch for $1,499 succeeds the original Surface Book laptop released in November 2015, there’s also a 13.5-inch starting at $1,999 that succeeds ... Read More
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Google’s Pixel 2 Smartphone Is a Powerful Extravagance

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Now comes the Pixel 2. After testing the gadget for nearly a week, I found I prefer it to the iPhone — though this is mostly because I have always carried Android phones. Android is what I’m used to, and all my digital data is stored with Google, even though my daughters think I’m silly for not buying an iPhone.Compared with other Android devices, the Pixel 2 XL, the model I tested and the larger of the two versions of the device, was also a big improvement. I own a Samsung Galaxy S7, widely considered the best Android phone on the marke... Read More
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Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Review: There Is No Better Android Phone

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If I had to pick the moment I most appreciated the Google Pixel 2, it would be when our airboat driver-slash-tour guide put a hot dog and a piece of raw chicken in his pocket, dove into the New Orleans swamp, and began playing with a giant gator named Who Dat. I’m no social media whiz, but I knew there was Instagram gold unfolding in front of me. So I pulled out my Pixel 2 XL, the larger of Google’s two new models, double-clicked on the power button to open the camera, and starting snapping. ... Read More
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Why do you Super Like people on Tinder?

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Our podcast has arrived. You made it. Thank you. In Why'd You Push That Button, my friend and colleague Kaitlyn Tiffany and I, Ashley Carman, ask the questions you're probably already talking about with your friends. We analyze the small, seemingly insignificant decisions we make every day with technology, and how they impact our social lives. This week, we investigate Super Likes on Tinder and SuperSwipes on Bumble. Why do people use them? We talk to a man named Matt who I descri... Read More
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KRACK Vulnerability Makes Wi-Fi Hacking Possible, Leaving Millions of Devices Exposed

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When you set up a new Wi-Fi network, you're probably conditioned by now to check the "WPA2" box. You may not specifically know when or why someone advised you to do this, but it was solid advice. Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 is the current industry standard that encrypts traffic on Wi-Fi networks to thwart eavesdroppers. And since it's been the secure option since 2004, WPA2 networks are absolutely everywhere. They're also, it turns out, vulnerable to cryptographic attack. A flaw in WPA2's cryptographic protocols could be exploited to read and steal data that would otherwise be protected, according to new research from security ... Read More
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Nude is a next-generation photo vault that uses AI to hide your sensitive photos

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Nudes are an inconvenient truth of the mobile era. The combination of ever-more-powerful cameras and ever-more-convenient sharing mechanisms has made the exchange of explicit pictures a fact of life for nearly everyone seeking romantic connections online. Yet when it comes to managing explicit photographs, technology generally has not been our friend. Mobile camera rolls seem to not take the existence of nudes into account, as anyone who ever stumbled across an odd penis while scrolling through a friend’s device can tell you. And as we saw during the 2014 Celebgate hack, photos stored online... Read More
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Google’s ‘Advanced Protection’ Locks Down Accounts Like Never Before

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When it comes to the eternal tradeoff between digital security and convenience, most tech firms focus their efforts on the vast majority of people who choose a painless user experience over a paranoid one. But Google is adding a set of features specifically targeted at those who prefer the latter. You can now lock down your account to a degree that no other major tech firm has ever offered directly to users, convenience be damned. On Tuesday, Google announced the launch of a new "advanced protection" setting for Google accounts, which makes it harder than ever for hackers to break into your sensitive data on Gmail, Google Drive, YouTube or any other Google property. The opt-in, ultra-secure mode is ... Read More
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AP Top Stories October 17 A

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Here's the latest for Tuesday, October 17th: McCain calls isolationist ideas half-baked, spurious nationalism; Pentagon urges Iraq, Kurds to stop fighting; Drone video shows huge numbers of Rohingya refugees; California firefighters make progress.Stay up to date with daily round ups: http://smarturl.it/APTopStoriesSubscribe for more Breaking News: ... Read More
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DJI opens drone arena in Tokyo for enthusiasts to test their flying skills

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Drone giant DJI has opened a new arena in Japan for hobbyists and more hardcore enthusiasts to test their flying skills in a fully equipped space. The DJI Arena in Tokyo is the second such facility after the company opened one in South Korea last August. While the arena sports a retail store and technical support staff, the new DJI hub is designed to enable anyone to fly their machines in a completely safe environment with nets and a customizable circuit for practicing loops and rolls. ... Read More
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Docker embraces Kubernetes, will let customers run it alongside Swarm

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Docker announced today that customers of its Enterprise Edition software for containerized application management will now be able to deploy their apps using Kubernetes. Businesses using Docker EE will be able to take their pick of container orchestration software, running applications using Docker’s Swarm orchestrator alongside Kubernetes-managed apps on the same compute cluster. Docker Enterprise Edition will provide the same security and administration capabilities for containers managed by both systems. That’s the power of this announcement: organizations will be able to adopt Kubernetes, which is incredibly popular (particularly among developers), while retaining the management features they rely on with Docker, li... Read More
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Bowe Bergdahl responds to those who called him a traitor

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In his first television interview, the soldier who pleaded guilty to desertion charges after spending five years in Taliban captivity says a fair trial would have been impossible given campaign trail comments made by Donald Trump.No Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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Mogadishu massacre: Death toll rises above 300 amid search for survivors

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Rescue crews in Somalia are working to find survivors, two days after the worst suicide attack in the country's history.More than 300 people were killed and hundreds more are injured after a truck bomb ripped through the heart of the capital, Mogadishu.Al Jazeera's Katia Lopez-Hodoyan reports- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: ... Read More
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Sen. McCain receives Liberty Medal

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Former Vice President Joe Biden awarded Senator John McCain the Liberty Medal on Monday night. Sen. McCain's speech warned of "half-backed spurious nationalism." Watch his remarks.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: ... Read More
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1 in 9 men have oral HPV, study says

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According to a new study, 11 million American men -- roughly 1 in 9 -- are infected with oral human papillomavirus, or HPV.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: http://cbsn.w... Read More
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FBI to release new tarmac meeting documents

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Published on Oct 16, 2017Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton on the FBI uncovering 30 pages of documents in regards to the 2016 tarmac meeting between former President Bill Clinton and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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The Best Wireless Router (for Most People)

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We talked about Apple’s AirPort Extreme and Google’s OnHub above. We’ve recommended T-Mobile’s Personal CellSpot—a rebranded Asus RT-AC68U with different firmware—for a few years, because it’s a powerful $200 router that the carrier’s subscribers can get for a $25 refundable deposit (which the carrier sometimes waives) or a payment of $100 outright. But these days we no longer think the CellSpot is worth getting—even for free—because T-Mobile is too lax about keeping the router updated with security updates and patches. Specifically, at the time we published this update in April 2016, the ... Read More
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Daniel Serwer discusses Iraqi army’s entrance into disputed city of Kirkuk

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Iraqi forces entered the disputed northern city of Kirkuk, pushing Kurdish forces out. This latest fallout from last month’s Kurdish independence vote comes as American and United Nations officials are urging both sides to resolve their differences through communication, not conflict. Daniel Serwer, a scholar with Jonhs Hopkins University’s Middle East Institute, joins CGTN’s Elaine Reyes to discuss.Detected Closed Captioning: USN UN Officials Have Urged Both Sides To Resolve Their Differences Through Communication Not Conflict And That could Be Easier Said Than Done Daniel sir Where Is A Scholar At The Middle East Institute He's Researched The Issues Of Kurta At The Kurdistan Regio... Read More
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Major Security Flaw Discovered in ‘All Modern Wi-Fi Networks’

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Published on Oct 16, 2017A security expert at Belgian university KY Leuven wrote Oct. 16 he has discovered a major security flaw that leave sensitive information on all modern Wi-Fi networks vulnerable. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Racecar Crash Leads to Fight, Stun Gun, Arrests

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Two racecar drivers have been arrested after getting into a fistfight following a crash on an Indiana racetrack that ended with a police officer using a stun gun on one of the drivers. (Oct. 16)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Sen. Orin Hatch addresses opioid epidemic

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Following a "60 Minutes"-Washington Post investigation highlighting how industry lobbyists may have swayed Congress to exacerbate the opioid epidemic, Sen. Orin Hatch took to the Senate floor to address the issue. See Hatch's remarks.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: ... Read More
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Federal watchdog tells Equifax—no $7.25 million IRS contract for you

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EnlargeBloomberg/Getty Images The Government Accountability Office (GAO) on Monday rejected Equifax's bid to retain its $7.25 million "taxpayer identity" contract—the one awarded days after Equifax announced it had exposed the Social Security numbers and other personal data of some 145 million people. At its core, the Equifax-IRS ordeal reveals the strangeness of the government contacting system. That's because Equifax wasn't even origina... Read More
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Has your browser been hijacked to mine cryptocurrency?

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The recent surge in cryptocurrency prices could give website administrators a new way to monetize and allow them to get rid of annoying banner ads. This potentially less intrusive revenue source is called “passive cryptocurrency mining.” It enables a site to levy the power of a user’s machine to mine currency. However, abuse of the technology, often referred to as browser cryptojacking, needs to stop first. Several websites have recently been caught using a cryptocurrency miner on their site without notifying or asking for users’ consent first. What this small piece of code does is force the CPUs of visitors to the site to mine the cryptocurrency ... Read More
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Florida Man Awarded $37,500 After Cops Mistake Glazed Doughnut Crumbs For Meth

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Enlarge this image A Krispy Kreme doughnut was to blame for a white substance that led to an Orlando man being jailed on drug charges. Results from roadside drug test kits conducted by law enforcement officers can be unreliable. Joe Raedle/Getty Images ... Read More
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Bergdahl Pleads Guilty to Desertion, Faces Up to Life in Prison

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On Oct. 16, U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who walked off his post in Afghanistan in 2009 and was subsequently held captive by the Taliban for five years, pleaded guilty to misbehavior before the enemy and desertion.Detected Closed Captioning: US Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl Has pleaded Guilty To Misbehavior Before The Enemy And Desertion The 31 Year Old Entered His Plea On October 16th Before A Military Judge At Fort Bragg North Carolina Bergdahl Faced Desertion Charges For Walking Off His Post In Afghanistan In 2009 He Was Captured By Taliban Militants And Was Released In 2014 In Exchange For Five Taliban prisoners President Trump Criticized Bergdahl Multiple Times During His presidential Campaign Calling Him Quot... Read More
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Federal judge to hear arguments over latest travel ban

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A federal judge in Maryland is set to hear three lawsuits over President Trump's latest travel ban, which is scheduled to go into effect on Wednesday. CBS News justice reporter Paula Reid has details.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: ... Read More
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77-Year-Old Man Pushing Wheelchair Attacked In The Bronx

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Published on Oct 16, 2017Police are trying to find the man seen in surveillance video violently knocking the man to the ground. CBS2's Scott Rapoport reports. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed Captioning: SURVEILLANCE VI... Read More
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Is President Trump trying to repair relationships with GOP leaders?

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President Trump met with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for lunch today at the White House as looks to repair his relationship with Senate Republicans and get tax reform passed. Washington Post congressional reporter Sean Sullivan joins CBSN to discuss the major legislative hurdles that lie ahead.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: ... Read More
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Judge refuses to throw out case against Sen. Bob Menendez

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A judge in New Jersey has refused to throw out charges against Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez, who is on trial on corruption charges. Washington Post congressional reporter Sean Sullivan joins CBSN to discuss the charges and how the case could impact the balance of power in the Senate.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: ... Read More
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Facebook buys app that lets teens send each other compliments

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Facebook has acquired tbh, an iOS app that’s popular among teens for delivering compliments. The company is allowing tbh to operate as it did before, which is similar to how other Facebook acquisitions, like WhatsApp and Instagram, are run. Tbh lets you send prewritten compliments to friends, a method aimed at preventing people from writing nasty comments and cyberbullying. According to tbh, which stands for “to be honest,” over 5 million people have download... Read More
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Pentagon Tightens Rules for Immigrant Recruits Seeking US Citizenship

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On Oct. 13, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis announced that foreign-born troops seeking citizenship by joining the U.S. military must now undergo new security screenings and complete longer enlistments.Detected Closed Captioning: The Pentagon Has Announced Major Changes To A Program That Puts Immigrant Military Recruits On The Fast Track To US Citizenship On October 13th US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis Announced That Foreign-born Troops Seeking Citizenship By Joining The US Military must Now Undergo New Security Screenings and Complete Longer Enlistments Recruits Will Have To Complete The Background Check Before Being Shipped To Basic training What's More Foreign-born Troops Will Not Receive Expedited Citizenship... Read More
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Dodgers win in a nail-biter, plus more sports highlights

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It was a wild weekend on the baseball diamond and on the gridiron. The Dodgers beat the Cubs in dramatic fashion, while the Kansas City Chiefs lost their first game of the season. CBS Sports writer Bill Reiter has those stories and more.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: ... Read More
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Influential Congressman calls on Navy to extend lives of oldest cruisers

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The Navy’s oldest cruisers have a friend in Congress. The influential head of the House Armed Services seapower subcommittee is calling on the Navy to enter its oldest 11 cruisers into a service-life extension program rather than retire them at the end of their 35-year hull life in the coming years. Defense News recently reported that the Navy was planning to decommission the oldest 11 cruisers starting in 2020 at a rate of two per... Read More
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President Trump takes questions with Sen. McConnell

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President Trump held a rare press conference at the White House Monday following a meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Mr. Trump told reporters he and McConnell are "closer than ever before" and discussed topics like the border wall and his administration's response to the recent hurricanes. See the full press conference.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: ... Read More
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FCC’s DDoS claims will be investigated by government

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EnlargeGetty Images | Bill Hinton The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) will investigate DDoS attacks that allegedly targeted the Federal Communications Commission's system for accepting public comments on FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's plan to roll back net neutrality rules. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and Rep. ... Read More
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Trump says GOP Congress is “not getting the job done”

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President Trump spoke to reporters at the White House prior to a Cabinet meeting Monday, touching on a range of topics and blaming his own party for his administration's lack of legislative achievements. Mr. Trump said he wasn't going to blame himself and that the Republican majority in Congress was "not getting the job done." See his full remarks.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: ... Read More
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CD Projekt Red addresses Cyberpunk 2077 and employee morale

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The Witcher 3 developer CD Projekt Red wants you to know that it’s all good. In this case, “it” refers to both its Cyberpunk 2077 role-playing game and the morale of its development team. The company said it felt compelled to make this comment after news got out about a series of negative reviews on the website Glassdoor where current and former staff members can post reviews of their employers. “You might have recently stumbled on information regarding morale here at the studio,” reads a joint statement from CD Projekt Red cofounder Marcin Iwinski and studio head Adam Badowski. “We’d normally avoid commenting on company reviews on spaces like Glassdoor, but this time around  — especially in light of the fact that... Read More
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OIG: Energy Department’s cybersecurity needs improvement

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The Department of Energy needs to better its cybersecurity initiatives for the next fiscal year, according to DOE’s Office of Inspector General. The OIG set out to determine whether the agency’s unclassified cybersecurity program provides proper protection for DOE’s information systems operations and assets, as required by the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014. However, the report stated that “i... Read More
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Corruption probe prompts reviews of NCAA teams

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The spate of arrests, details of under-the-table bribes to teenagers and the downfall of one of the sport’s best-known coaches has triggered uncomfortable soul-searching among the institutions at the heart of college basketball, including internal reviews by more than two dozen schools of their own prominent programs. At stake is the future of a business that, over the span of 22 years ending in 2032, will produce $19.6 billion in TV money for the NCAA Tournament, known to the public, simply, as March Madness. The NCAA distributes those billions to its conferences and universities, and that figure doesn’t include the millions splashed around by shoe companies, who play an outsized role in the success of the programs and... Read More
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DHS issues mandate for agencies to beef up their email, web security

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The Department of Homeland Security announced a binding operational directive (BOD) to all federal agencies, ordering them to enhance their email and web security through specific programs. DHS plans for agencies to adopt email and web security standards akin to ones found in the private sector, specifically when it comes to phishing emails, spam minimization and the protection of the confidentiality and integrity of internet delivered data. ... Read More
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Trump says he’ll contact families of fallen soldiers soon, accuses Obama of not calling mourners

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Monday defended his response to the deaths of four U.S. soldiers killed in Niger earlier this month, promising he would reach out to their families in coming days. He also accused previous commanders-in-chief of sometimes ignoring those mourning families, mistakenly saying they avoided calling them. “I’ve written (those families) personal letters. They’ve been sent, or they are going out... Read More
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The good news and bad news about today’s massive Wi-Fi bug

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Today, researchers published details of a new attack against Wi-Fi encryption, which they dubbed “Krack.” Manufacturers have known about the issue for more than a month, but it still caught much of the industry off guard; major companies are still scrambling to deploy patches before an exploit code becomes available. It’s an unusual bug — both hard to exploit and hard to fix — and it’s already stretching vendor patching systems to their limit. Here’s what you need to know to keep your own devices safe. THE GOOD NEWS: IT’S HARD FOR HACKERS TO EXPLOIT The good news is Krack is a wide but shallow bug: nearly every d... Read More
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Leverage meets The Handmaiden in Netflix’s K-drama White Nights

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Netflix has perfected its algorithms on me. A week ago, I was feeling dismal about my show selection, after bingeing every season of Mad Men and House of Cards. I found myself watching Lucy Liu star in Code Name: The Cleaner, a diverse yet cheesy flick where Liu doesn’t get to do much but look pretty and say sassy lines. So I started rewatching parts of the Minions movie, hoping someone had miraculously translated and subtitled King Bob’s speech from Minionese to English. But then Netflix’s recommendation engine pushed me toward a section called “Korean TV Dramas Featuring a Strong Female Lead,” which is an amazing bit of machine learning. After a few months of ... Read More
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One-legged water polo player dominates sport

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Kyle may have one leg, but it never deters his spirit or determination.Practice is about to start and the Rockford High School water polo team gathers for a short meeting on the pool deck.Kyle Dedert, 15, wears a swimsuit, holds a pair of goggles and stands on a prosthetic leg. The prosthesis is decorated with a post-apocalyptic scene from one of his favorite video games, and it is inscribed with a quote: “All limitations are self-imposed.”Check out more Humankind stories:Subscribe to our YouTube channel: ... Read More
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Honeywell, a 111-year-old company, to launch home security system on Indiegogo

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Honeywell, a multinational conglomerate founded 111 years ago that currently has 132,000 employees and a market capitalization of over $109 billion, is today announcing that it would like you to preorder its next product on the crowdfunding site Indiegogo. The new product is a DIY home security system that buyers will be able to install and monitor on their own, instead of relying on professional monitoring and installation, as with past Honeywell products. Indiegogo has been courting big brands over the past couple years in an attempt to make launches like this happen on its platform... Read More
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DoD still working toward CYBERCOM elevation

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President Donald Trump, in accordance with Congressional decree, directed Cyber Command to elevate to a full unified combatant command out from under Strategic Command in August. The Defense Department is “in the throes” of making this happen right now, Maj. Gen. Burke “Ed” Wilson, acting deputy assistant secretary of defense for cyber policy and deputy principal cyber adviser to the secretary of defense, said during a media roundtable Oct. 16. ... Read More
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Baghdad retakes Kirkuk, and Pentagon mulls ending train-and-equip

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. may consider ceasing its massive train-and-equip program of Iraqi forces if they continue an offensive against Iraqi Kurds in Kirkuk, the Pentagon said Monday. Over the weekend U.S.-equipped Iraqi forces entered the oil-rich, Kurdish-controlled city in response to the region’s independence vote Sept. 25. Several exchanges of gunfire were reported Monday as Iraqi forces took over Kurdish-controlled buildings and facilities in Kirkuk. ... Read More