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Android Malware, Free Speech, and More Security News This Week

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This week, Hawaii reeled after an emergency text alert about an impending nuclear missile attack triggered panic—and then turned out to be a false alarm. Researchers provided more details about the sophisticated Triton malware that targets industrial control systems and impacted a real-world plant last year. The anti-fascist far-left movement known as Antifa gets some of its intelligence from a ... Read More
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Trump Has Revealed Assumptions About Handling Presidential Wealth, Businesses

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Enlarge this image Donald Trump is sworn in as president of the United States on January 20, 2017, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle captio... Read More
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Apple rejects net neutrality testing app, says it offers “no benefits to users”

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EnlargeGetty Images | Brian A. Jackson An iPhone application that attempts to detect whether ISPs are throttling online services was rejected by Apple when its developer tried to get it into the company's App Store. David Choffnes, a Northeastern University professor who researches distributed systems and networking, built an app called "Wehe" that tests the speeds of YouTube, Amazon, NBCSports, Netflix, Skype, Spotify, and Vimeo. Abnormally low spe... Read More
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Entrepreneurs and politicians need to communicate better with each other

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Entrepreneurs are the beating heart of the American economy. Yet despite an uptick in recent years, startup formation has been in a decades-long decline that has affected every state in the country. That’s a problem because startups are responsible for nearly all net new job creation. Even if you aren’t an entrepreneur or don’t work at a startup, fewer entrepreneurs means a lower quality of life for all Americans. VentureBeat’s Heartland Tech channel invites you to join us and other senior business leaders at ... Read More
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Football Frenzy May Lead To Health Problems

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Published on Jan 19, 2018Heart attacks during major sporting events with high-stakes match-up can lead some people to the hospital. CBS2's Maurice DuBois reports. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed Captioning: while Fans... Read More
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Newsday Eyes Move, Outsourcing Drivers and Printing

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Big changes are coming to LI’s lone daily newspaper. Photo by Ethan Stokes. With rumors spreading from the shop floor to the newsroom, Newsday brass confirmed to staffers that the company is indeed considering big moves that will change how its been run for decades. To cut costs, Newsday is reportedly in talks with The New York Times to use the Gray Lady’s Queens printing plant and have The Times’ drivers distribute Newsday to Long Island. That would result in layoffs for about 100 of Newsday’s unionized employees. The Island’s lone daily newspaper may also move from its longtime Melville digs. “We are in the early ... Read More
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9 more cities added to Smart City Mission

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Three cities of Uttar Pradesh are among nine chosen in the latest round of the Centre's flagship Smart Cities Mission, Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said today.The number of cities picked under the project now stands at 99. Under the scheme, each city will get Rs 500 crore from the Centre for implementing various projects. An equal amount, on matching basis, will have to be contributed by the state or urban local bodies.The nine cities chosen in the fourth round are -Bareilly, Moradabad and Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh, Erode in Tamil Nadu, ... Read More
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Iran nuclear deal collapse could spell grave consequences for the Korean peninsula – Lavrov

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The situation around Syria was one of the issues the Russian Foreign Minister addressed during a media conference after a United Nations Security Council meeting in New York. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/8x9bRT LIVE http://rt.... Read More
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Why This Quantum-Encrypted Video Hangout Is a Big Deal

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It looked like just another conference call. A panel of suited men sat at a table, large white name tags and water bottles before them. The man in the center, illuminated by fluorescent lights, spoke to a camera in front of him. “It is such a privilege and thrill to witness this historical moment with you all,” said Chunli Bai, the president of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, on that afternoon last September. His image streamed live to another table of suited men more than 4,500 miles away and six hours behind, at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna. The Austrian delegation responded to Bai with their own pleasantries. The mics, cameras, and screens made for a seemingly ordinary... Read More
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Triton Malware Details Show the Dangers of Industrial System Sabotage

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A recent digital attack on the control systems of an industrial plant has renewed concerns about the threat hacking poses to critical infrastructure. And while security researchers offered some analysis last month of the malware used in the attack, called Triton or Trisis, newly revealed details of how it works expose just how vulnerable industrial plants—and their failsafe mechanisms—could be to manipulation. At the S4 security conference on Thursday, researchers from the industrial control company Schneider Electric, whose equipment Triton targeted, presented deep analysis o... Read More
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A New Way to Track Down Bugs Could Help Save IoT

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On a clear day this summer, security researcher Ang Cui boarded a boat headed to a government biosafety facility off the northeastern tip of Long Island. Cui's security company, Red Balloon, will spend the next year studying how its Internet of Things threat-scanning tool performs on the building control systems of Plum Island Animal Disease Center. If successful, the project could provide a critical tool in the fight against vulnerabilities in embedded industrial systems and critical infrastructure. "The island is only accessible via a ferry. The dock is protected by armed guards and I presume patrolled by the Coast Guard," Cui says. Those protections, though, mean nothing to potential hackers. So Cui's... Read More
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Triton Malware Details Show the Dangers of Industrial System Sabotage

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A recent digital attack on the control systems of an industrial plant has renewed concerns about the threat hacking poses to critical infrastructure. And while security researchers offered some analysis last month of the malware used in the attack, called Triton or Trisis, newly revealed details of how it works expose just how vulnerable industrial plants—and their failsafe mechanisms—could be to manipulation. At the S4 security conference on Thursday, researchers from the industrial control company Schneider Electric, whose equipment Triton targeted, presented deep analysis o... Read More
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Triton Malware Details Show the Dangers of Industrial System Sabotage

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A recent digital attack on the control systems of an industrial plant has renewed concerns about the threat hacking poses to critical infrastructure. And while security researchers offered some analysis last month of the malware used in the attack, called Triton or Trisis, newly revealed details of how it works expose just how vulnerable industrial plants—and their failsafe mechanisms—could be to manipulation. At the S4 security conference on Thursday, researchers from the industrial control company Schneider Electric, whose equipment Triton targeted, presented deep analysis o... Read More
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A New Way to Track Down Bugs Could Help Save IoT

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On a clear day this summer, security researcher Ang Cui boarded a boat headed to a government biosafety facility off the northeastern tip of Long Island. Cui's security company, Red Balloon, will spend the next year studying how its Internet of Things threat-scanning tool performs on the building control systems of Plum Island Animal Disease Center. If successful, the project could provide a critical tool in the fight against vulnerabilities in embedded industrial systems and critical infrastructure. "The island is only accessible via a ferry. The dock is protected by armed guards and I presume patrolled by the Coast Guard," Cui says. Those protections, though, mean nothing to potential hackers. So Cui's... Read More
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A New Way to Track Down Bugs Could Help Save IoT

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On a clear day this summer, security researcher Ang Cui boarded a boat headed to a government biosafety facility off the northeastern tip of Long Island. Cui's security company, Red Balloon, will spend the next year studying how its Internet of Things threat-scanning tool performs on the building control systems of Plum Island Animal Disease Center. If successful, the project could provide a critical tool in the fight against vulnerabilities in embedded industrial systems and critical infrastructure. "The island is only accessible via a ferry. The dock is protected by armed guards and I presume patrolled by the Coast Guard," Cui says. Those protections, though, mean nothing to potential hackers. So Cui's... Read More
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Where Amazon May Build Its New Headquarters

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Amazon’s hunt for a second headquarters, after several months of publicity stunts and dangled perks from cities and regions vying to lure the e-commerce giant, has been narrowed to 20 options from ... Read More
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GOP demands release of House Intel FISA abuse memo

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Published on Jan 19, 2018FOX Business contributor Jason Chaffetz discusses whether Congress can reach a decision on the spending bill and his concerns over the four page memo of possible FISA abuses. Category License Standard YouTube License De... Read More
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Venezuela plans for its own cryptocurrency – the “petro”

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Officials eye rental housing for LI industrial park

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Elected officials and business leaders are launching an economic study of the Hauppauge Industrial Park aimed at identifying opportunities for growth. The study, which will be undertaken by the Regional Plan Association, will focus on ways to retain and attract employees, including redeveloping existing properties to add rental housing and creating a friendlier environment for millennials at the 11-square-mile park, which officials say is the second largest industrial park in the country. The new effort, announced at a press conference in Commack Friday, comes on the heels of an economic impact study completed last month by Stony Brook University, which identified the park as a major economic engine for Long Island. Compani... Read More
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The Army wants to showcase its cyber warrior training platform

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Much like infantry soldiers need to practice their marksmanship on a shooting range, cyber mission forces need a virtual equivalent to hone their skills on an individual and team basis. To establish such an emulation, the Army was tapped in 2016 as the lead for the joint services to develop the persistent cyber training environment, or PCTE. ... Read More
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Media reaction to Trump’s health was like an SNL skit: Sebastian Gorka

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Published on Jan 17, 2018Former Trump strategist Dr. Sebastian Gorka on Deputy Assistant Attorney General Ed O’Callaghan’s plea for immigration reform and the media’s response to President Trump’s health. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Media reaction to Trump’s health was like an SNL skit: Sebastian Gorka

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Published on Jan 17, 2018Former Trump strategist Dr. Sebastian Gorka on Deputy Assistant Attorney General Ed O’Callaghan’s plea for immigration reform and the media’s response to President Trump’s health. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Media targets Trump’s mental, physical health

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Published on Jan 17, 2018London Center for Policy Research fellow Monica Crowley on the media’s concerns over President Trump’s health. Category News & Politics License ... Read More
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Media targets Trump’s mental, physical health

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Published on Jan 17, 2018London Center for Policy Research fellow Monica Crowley on the media’s concerns over President Trump’s health. Category News & Politics License ... Read More
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Two Arrested In Times Square Hit-And-Run

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Published on Jan 17, 2018The two men wanted for the hit-and-run that left an NYPD officer hurt have been arrested. CBS2's Hazel Sanchez has the latest. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed Captioning: [Music] Good Evening ... Read More
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Which of these leaders will be the next head of Cyber Command?

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With the reported retirement of Adm. Michael Rogers, commander of U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency, government and defense industry sources have floated several names as potential successors. It’s likely whoever is nominated as the new leader of Cyber Command, will also likely service as director of the NSA, like Rogers. Here are four officers that have been mentioned for the job and how they’ve dis... Read More
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Slack launches private shared channels for more discreet conversations between businesses

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Slack calls its channels for group chat and project management the workplace of the future, and today announced that channels shared between two companies can now be set to private. Even team administrators won’t be able to see files and conversations shared in private shared channels between specific employees or team members. Before today, shared channels were also visible to other team members. Private shared channels may come in handy for limited company partnerships, or instances when a company works with consultants or external service providers. Private channels within a team or company were available before today to limit participation to specific people. About one in three payin... Read More
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Google Search will start ranking faster mobile pages higher in July

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Google today announced a new project to improve its mobile search results: factoring page speed into its search ranking. As the company notes, page speed “has been used in ranking for some time” but that was largely for desktop searches. Starting in July 2018, page speed will be a ranking factor for mobile searches on Google as well. In November 2014, Google started labeling sites as “mobile-friendly” to denote pages optimized for phones. The compan... Read More
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Bitcoin, crypto investors know it’s risky: Mulvaney

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Detected Closed Captioning: THE TAX BILL WOULD BE OVERALL NEGLIGIBLE IF NOT ZERO. STUART: YOU ARE ALSO THE GUY WHO RUNS THE CFPB, THE CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BOARD. WE HAVE A REPORT THAT SAYS THE NEW CYBERATTACK ON CRYPTOCURRENCY INVESTORS CAME FROM NORTH KOREA. DO YOU THINK INVESTORS NEED SOME KIND OF PROTECTION HERE IN AMERICA? >> I GUESS, THAT IS A FAIR QUESTION. I THINK EVERYBODY DESERVES A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF PROTECTION. CERTAINLY WE'LL GET A CHANCE TO LOOK AT THAT POSSIBLY AS WE LOOK AT A LOT OF DIFFERENT NEW TYPES OF FINANCIAL CURRENCIESES AND SO CRYPTO, I DON'T KNOW IF IT IS PEOPLE BUY CRYPTOCURRENCIES, TALKING TO FOUNDER MEMBER OF BITCOIN -- IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE OFFSET BY CERTAIN PROTECTIONS WITHIN THE DIST... Read More
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Bitcoin, crypto investors know it’s risky: Mulvaney

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Detected Closed Captioning: THE TAX BILL WOULD BE OVERALL NEGLIGIBLE IF NOT ZERO. STUART: YOU ARE ALSO THE GUY WHO RUNS THE CFPB, THE CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BOARD. WE HAVE A REPORT THAT SAYS THE NEW CYBERATTACK ON CRYPTOCURRENCY INVESTORS CAME FROM NORTH KOREA. DO YOU THINK INVESTORS NEED SOME KIND OF PROTECTION HERE IN AMERICA? >> I GUESS, THAT IS A FAIR QUESTION. I THINK EVERYBODY DESERVES A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF PROTECTION. CERTAINLY WE'LL GET A CHANCE TO LOOK AT THAT POSSIBLY AS WE LOOK AT A LOT OF DIFFERENT NEW TYPES OF FINANCIAL CURRENCIESES AND SO CRYPTO, I DON'T KNOW IF IT IS PEOPLE BUY CRYPTOCURRENCIES, TALKING TO FOUNDER MEMBER OF BITCOIN -- IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE OFFSET BY CERTAIN PROTECTIONS WITHIN THE DIST... Read More
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Google’s new cloud service lets you train your own AI tools, no coding knowledge required

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Offering off-the-peg AI services like image and speech recognition is a key part of Google’s pitch to customers as a cloud computing provider. The company is now taking its AI-easy approach one step further with Cloud AutoML, a new tool that will let users train their own custom machine learning algorithms from scratch, without having to write a single line of code. You might have heard of Google’s AutoML initiative before now. It was announced at the company’s I/O conference last year, and is focused on creating machine learning software that can design machine learning software, a hot area of research in the AI community. (The basic premis... Read More
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Eric Trump: My dad is delivering on his promises

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Published on Jan 17, 2018President Trump’s son and Trump Organization EVP Eric Trump on reporters questioning his father's mental health, his demeanor and the economy. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed Captioning: LEAV... Read More
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Jibrel launches jCash in a bid to solve cryptocurrency volatility by tokenizing fiat

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Cryptocurrencies are starting to become mainstream. Headline-grabbers like Bitcoin and Ethereum, along with up-and-comers like Litecoin and Dash, are increasingly attractive to consumers of all ages. Indeed, a recent survey showed that 5 percent of those under 35 already have cash invested in cryptocurrency, and a third of millennials will invest in crypto in 2018. That said, cryptocurrencies are still complicated and volatile, and they are potentially pricing themselves out of the small payments market due to high transaction fees. Enter ... Read More
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FISA surveillance program clears Senate hurdle

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Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden argues the bill to reauthorize FISA Section 702 "ought to be open to a real Senate debate."Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/75412/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosDetected Closed Captioning: US Senators Just Voted To End The Debate On A Controversial Surveillance Program From The National Security Agency The Bill Which Is Part Of The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Or FISA allows The Government To Obtain The Communications Of Foreigners Outside The United States A Common Criticism Of The Bill Is That It C... Read More
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US, Canada host Vancouver conference on DPRK

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Published on Jan 16, 2018Top diplomats and officials from 20 nations took part in the conference in Vancouver, but noticeably absent were China and Russia. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed Captioning: Well The Goal Was... Read More
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What’s dividing lawmakers on DACA and threatening a shutdown

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President Trump's reported remarks at a White House meeting last week continue to dominate in the days before a looming government funding deadline. As senators grilled Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on a specific profanity and President Trump was pressed on a different detail, Congress and the White House try to reassemble talks over DACA. Lisa Desjardins joins Judy Woodruff.Detected Closed Captioning: JUDY WOODRUFF: In Washington Tonight, There Is No Sign Of An Agreement On Immigration Reform Or On A Government Spending Deal To Beat A Looming Deadline. Instead, Much Of The Focus Remains On What President Trump Said And Did At A White House Meeting Last Week. Lisa Desjardins... Read More
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Will immigration reform derail spending bill?

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Published on Jan 16, 2018House Budget Committee member Rep. Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.) discusses whether Congress will be able to agree on a spending bill or if immigration will derail efforts. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Clos... Read More
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Trump compels US businesses to invest in their workers: Ben Stein

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Published on Jan 16, 2018Economist and “The Capitalist Code” author Ben Stein discusses how U.S. companies have reacted to the GOP tax bill. Category News & Politics License ... Read More
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Jessica Lee discusses Vancouver conference on DPRK

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Top envoys and senior officials from 20 nations gathered in Vancouver, Canada to discuss how to curb the DPRK’s nuclear ambitions. Noticeably absent, however, were both China and Russia. The two countries share borders with the DPRK, and experts say they are key players in any eventual settlement. Jessica Lee, director of policy and advocacy at the Council of Korean Americans, discusses with CGTN’s Elaine Reyes.Detected Closed Captioning: Jessica Lee Joins Me Now She's The Director Of Policy And Advocacy At The Council Of Korean Americans A Lot To Get Through Here But I Just Want To Ask You What You Think The Point Is Of These Vancouver Toxin What Does This Group Really Hope To Accomp... Read More
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Pope apologizes for Vatican scandal in Chile

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Pope Francis said he felt "pain and shame at the irreparable damage" caused by the Vatican's sex abuse scandal.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/75402/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosDetected Closed Captioning: During A Visit To Chile Pope Francis Asked Forgiveness For The Vatican's Role In Covering Up Sexual Abuse By Priests in A Press Conference With Chilean President Michelle Bachelet Francis Told Reporters He Felt Pain And Shame At The Irreparable Damage Caused To Children By The Vatican Scandal Sexual Abuse In The church Is An Espe... Read More
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Brooklyn Woman Takes Concerns About Ceiling Collapse To The Mayor

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Detected Closed Captioning: When Tricia Jeter Couldn't Get Answers From The New York City Housing Authority About How It Allowed The Ceilings In Her apartment To Collapse She Decided To Go Ask Mayor De Blasio In Person She Showed Up At A Press Conference Regarding Senior Housing And The Mayor's Staff Invited Her To Speak To Him Impressed I'm Kind Of Thankful That I Got An opportunity To Meet With Him And I Him Know Exactly What My Family And I Have been Going Through Since 2017 Early Sunday Morning The Ceiling In Jeter's son's Bedroom In The Weeksville Gardens Public Housing Complex In Crown Heights collapsed On Him And His Girlfriend fortunately They Weren't Seriously Hurt It's The Third Ceiling Collapse In The apartment In... Read More
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Improving Workplace Culture, One Review at a Time

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One day in 2007, in Seattle, Rich Barton, the C.E.O. of the real-estate Web site Zillow, was getting ready for the company’s annual reviews. The process—talking to each employee about his or her performance and whether he or she would be getting a raise—called for discretion and tact. On his computer, he pulled up a spreadsheet containing the salary and stock options for every employee, and pressed Print. However, instead of sending the document to his personal printer, he sent it to one in the middle of the open-plan office. When Barton’s assistant realized the mistake, she rushed across the room to retrieve the document before anyone could read it. She succeeded, but the moment s... Read More
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How Scripto, the App That Stephen Colbert Helped Build, Became a Fixture of Late-Night Comedy News

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Two months ago, a group of reporters and comedy writers crowded into a conference room in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, to begin work on a new HBO show hosted by the comedian and former “Daily Show” correspondent Wyatt Cenac. I had just joined the team and, like everyone else, was still adjusting to the show’s distinctive mix of sensibilities—part journalism, part standup. Cenac and our head writer, Hallie Haglund, another “Daily Show” alum, had convened the meeting to train us in Scripto, an app for writing and producing television. When our trainer appeared on the screen at the front of the room, beamed in from his home on tiny Peaks Island, Maine, he introduced himself as Rusty. Two digital-journalism vets reco... Read More
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Mom of Shackled Kids ‘Perplexed’ by Police Visit

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At a press conference Tuesday, California authorities said the mother of 13 children kept locked in filthy conditions was "perplexed" about why police came to their home. (Jan. 16)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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As government shutdown looms, some hope to drop immigration debate

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Detected Closed Captioning: CONSIDERED ONE OF THE TOP 30 INVESTMENT ALTERNATIVES FOR 2018 IN THE EYES OF SOME FINANCIAL PUBLICATIONS. FRUIT AND THE PRESIDENT CERTAINLY HAS BEEN APPROVED FOR BEAR A LOT OF FRUIT, BUT NOT AS MUCH AS EARLY ON. THAT WAS BACK UNDER 26,000. THE FASTEST SPRINT WE HAVE SEEN FROM 1000 TO THE NEXT NINE TRADING DAYS. AGAIN, THE HOPE THAT IT CLOSES CONGRESSMAN, THE MARKETS ARE IN KEEPING THE GOVERNMENT LIGHTS ON TILL FRIDAY WILL GET THROUGH THIS, BUT IT WON'T BE A BIG DEAL. ARE THEY RIGHT? >> I THINK THEY ARE RIGHT. WHAT YOU ARE SEEN AS THE MARKETS BELIEVE LIKE I DO THE PRIVATE SECTOR FREE ENTERPRISE MARKET ECONOMY ON THE PLANET, THERE'S A LOT OF CONFIDENCE IN THAT CONCEPT WHEN YOU LET THE AMERICAN ... Read More
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Trump Surprises Women’s Conference With a Speech

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President Donald Trump made a surprise appearance at a women's event near the White House. He joked that when he heard the women were meeting, he "ran across the street" to come and join them. (Jan. 16)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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YC engineer launches Leap, an online community by women for women

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2017 was a turning point for women in tech. With an avalanche of news swirling on the web about sexual harassment allegations and the #MeToo movement spreading on social media, women are beginning to speak up. In this context, Y Combinator (YC) software engineer Cadran Cowansage announced today the official launch of Leap, an online community by women for wo... Read More
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MIT’s Jim Walsh talks about Chinese absence from DPRK talks in Canada

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Top envoys and senior officials from 20 nations gathered in Vancouver, Canada to discuss how to curb the DPRK’s nuclear ambitions. Noticeably absent, however, are both China and Russia. The two countries share borders with the DPRK, and experts said they are key players in any eventual settlement. Jim Walsh, a senior research associate at MIT's Security Studies Program, discusses with CGTN’s Asieh Namdar.Detected Closed Captioning: Jim Walsh Is A Senior Research Associate At MIT Security Studies Program And He's An Expert On International Security involving Nuclear Weapons We Asked Them If Anything Of Substance Can Really Be Achieved At The Vancouver Meeting Would a Beijing Well Ultim... Read More

Rise and Fall’s Loyalty system will get me back into Civilization VI

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Like GamesBeat managing editor Jason Wilson, I fell off of Civilization VI surprisingly early. But while Steam Workshop mods helped him sink more than a hundred hours into the game over the past couple of weeks, I’m waiting for the Rise and Fall expansion and its new Loyalty system. Rise and Fall is due out February 8 for $30. As the name suggests, it introduces more ebbs and f... Read More
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Facebook commissions fairy-tale horror series about a handless girl

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Facebook has ordered a 10-episode drama series from Blumhouse Television and two of the team members behind HBO’s True Blood. Facebook’s director of development, Ricky Van Veen, made the announcement today at the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) conference, Deadline reports. The working title of the half-hour series is Sacred Lies. The story is based on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale The Handless Maiden and the Stephanie Oaks novel The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly. The series’s plot sounds significantly darker and str... Read More

Disney hits reset on mobile games with new development partners

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Disney executive Kyle Laughlin announced today that the entertainment giant has hit reset on its game strategy and formed new relationships with four development partners. Disney will work on future games with Ludia, Glu, Gameloft, and PerBlue. Those are all established mobile game publishers, and each is working on a new unannounced game based on Disney’s franchises, Laughlin said. He made the announcement at Casual Connect USA, the game conference in Anaheim, California. ... Read More
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Alexa, We’re Still Trying to Figure Out What to Do With You

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Apple popularized the virtual assistant concept in 2011 when it introduced technology called Siri in its iPhones. About three years later, Amazon debuted the Echo, a speaker packed with microphones to capture and decipher what we’re saying to Alexa. Soon, various technology companies were betting that speaking to machines through virtual assistants would be an essential way for consumers to interact ... Read More
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New Xbox Elite controller revealed in leaked images

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Microsoft first introduced its Xbox Elite Wireless Controller back at E3 2015. The $149 controller has four interchangeable paddles around the back, Hair Trigger Locks, remappable buttons, and completely swappable components. It’s been a popular choice for Xbox One gamers, and even PC players who occasionally want to use a controller, and now it looks like a second version is on the way. Several images have been posted on Chinese site Baidu that appear to show a second ve... Read More
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New Xbox Elite controller revealed in leaked images

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Microsoft first introduced its Xbox Elite Wireless Controller back at E3 2015. The $149 controller has four interchangeable paddles around the back, Hair Trigger Locks, remappable buttons, and completely swappable components. It’s been a popular choice for Xbox One gamers, and even PC players who occasionally want to use a controller, and now it looks like a second version is on the way. Several images have been posted on Chinese site Baidu that appear to show a second ve... Read More
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Team Güazú unveils stealth fighting game Shadow Brawlers for PC and consoles

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Argentina-based indie game studio Team Güazú and Latin American publisher Inca Games are announcing Shadow Brawlers, a fast-paced stealth fighting game that will come out on the PC and consoles in 2018. The game won Best Game of Show at the recent EVA 2017 event in Buenos Aires, and the companies are showing the game at the this week’s Casual Connect USA game conference in Anaheim, California. The game is one of 60 games competing for the best indie game award. Shadow Brawlers is a local party game in which players control cute, agile ninjas that h... Read More
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Ex-Uber Engineer Accused of Spying on Tesla, Stealing Trade Secrets

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The engineer at the heart of the upcoming Waymo vs Uber trial is facing dramatic new allegations of commercial wrongdoing, this time from a former nanny. Erika Wong, who says she cared for Anthony Levandowski’s two children from December 2016 to June 2017, filed a lawsuit in California this month accusing him of breaking a long list of employment laws. The complaint alleges the failure to pay wages, labor and health code violations, and the intentional infliction of emotional distress, among other ... Read More
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Why Cloudflare Let an Extremist Stronghold Burn

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In the fall of 2016, Keegan Hankes, an analyst at the Southern Poverty Law Center, paid a visit to the neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer. This was not unusual; part of Hankes’ job at the civil rights organization was to track white supremacists online, which meant reading their sites. But as Hankes loaded the page on his computer at SPLC’s headquarters in Montgomery, Alabama, something caught his eye: a pop-up window that announced “Checking your browser before accessing … Please allow up to 5 seconds.” In fine print, there was the cryptic phrase “DDoS protection by Cloudflare.” Hankes, who had worked at SPLC for three years, had no idea what Cloudfla... Read More
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Lavrov holds annual press conference (Streamed Live)

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Benjamin Sun discusses the future of China’s WeChat

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Social VR’s success depends on humans, not headsets

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The early success of social VR apps like Rec Room and Altspace show us that social VR ventures need to focus on key drivers of human behavior as much as they focus on engineering and 3D UX design. Moreover, the rise and subsequent stagnation of Po... Read More
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Vancouver meeting on DPRK missing key players China and Russia

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Donald Trump insists he’s not a racist. The U.S. president spoke out amid the global furor over vulgar remarks he’s said to have made about Africa and Haiti. But for African Americans marking Martin Luther King Day here in the United States, it appears the damage is done, as CGTN’s Owen Fairclough reports.Detected Closed Captioning: [Music] This Was The Scene In Hawaii Just Days ago A Warning Of An Incoming Missile causing Widespread Panic Crossed The Island State In The End It Was A False Alarm residents And Tourists Say The Fear Was Very Real And For Some A Reminder Of The Possible Threat Just Across The Pacific in Recent Months The Democratic People's Republic Of Korea Or DPRK Ha... Read More
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Calls to Investigate State Senator Persist. But Will It Happen?

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Ms. Vladimer has said Mr. Klein forcibly kissed her outside Justin’s bar in 2015. “All of a sudden there was a hand on the back of my head and he shoved his tongue down my throat,” Ms. Vladimer, 30, told HuffPost. “In my head it lasted forever, I don’t think it lasted even three seconds.”... Read More

Apple and Tencent strike deal to let WeChat users resume tipping

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Apple and Tencent have reached an agreement to allow tip-style gifts to again be sent through WeChat, a messaging application that boasts nearly 1 billion users. While the specific date for reintroduction of tipping was not given, the “feature with Chinese characteristics” has been the subject of discussions between the companies for months. Tencent previously allowed WeChat users on iOS to send gifts to WeChat public account holders, a Chinese way of rewarding stars and video content producers directly for entertaining people. In April 2017, Apple atte... Read More
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Anton Fedyashin discusses Russia’s view of DPRK tensions

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Russia Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Moscow is ready to support direct talks on the Korean Peninsula. The official made the remarks at an annual press conference during which he also accused the United States of provoking tensions with Pyongyang. Anton Fedyashin, an author and professor of History at American University, joined CGTN’s Asieh Namdar to discuss.Detected Closed Captioning: joining Our Conversation Is Anton Fedya Xin He's An Author And Professor Of History At American University Right Here In Washington DC Anton Welcome To The Program Aloha See I Want To Begin With Something That Sergei Lavrov Also Really Touched On And basically Saying If United States Pulls Out Of Th... Read More
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Heartland startups need to become better storytellers

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Telling your startup’s story is important everywhere, but it’s especially important if your startup is located outside of a coastal hub. With fewer resources available, especially capital, you need to break out of the pack and get noticed. Here are a few ways you can make your startup more compelling to investors, future employees, users, customers, and just about everyone else. VentureBeat’s Heartland Tech channel invites you to join us and other senior business leaders at BLUEPRINT in Reno on March 5-7. Learn how t... Read More
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Naughty America’s AR app lets you take selfies with a porn star

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Naughty America was the only porn company allowed into the show floor at CES 2018, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas this week. For the second year in a row, the company demonstrated its virtual reality porn experiences. I met with Ian Paul, chief technology officer at Naughty America, to talk about how porn continues to lead technologies such as blockchain. The company’s booth showed off a new alternative point-of-view VR view where you see the, uh, action from the female’s point of view. The San Diego company also showed off a new camera rig for shooting VR scenes, and it displayed for the first t... Read More
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The top trends of CES 2018: From almost autonomous vehicles to sensors everywhere

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For a week each January, Las Vegas becomes Las Betas. The VentureBeat crew checked out CES 2018, the big tech trade show last week, and we’ve come up with the top trends of the event. These trends are bigger than any single company, and they could change the landscape in the coming years. We were among the 185,000 or so people who attended the show. We survived torrential rain on Tuesday and a 90-minute blackout in the big halls on Wednesday. We tried to cover as much of the 2.6 million square feet of space as we could. We toured the CES Unveiled, Pepcom and Showstoppers parties to check out hundreds of exhibitors. We cruised through Eureka Park, ... Read More
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Spielberg: media will ‘overcome’ current climate

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Speaking at a press conference in Paris, "The Post" (released as "Pentagon Papers" in France) director Steven Spielberg and stars Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks discuss "presidents declaring war on the news media." (Jan. 15)Subscribe for more Arts and Entertainment News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet fast, accurate coverage of every arts and entertainment story making headlines worldwide, from festivals and premieres to births, deaths, sc... Read More
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Pimax 8K VR headset hands-on: Stunning visuals have some nagging issues

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Other than the move toward wireless VR and an obsession with developing groundbreaking new haptic technologies, the biggest trend at CES this year for virtual reality was a focus on improved resolutions for HMD displays. From the Vive Pro’s purported “3K” combined resolution and the crisp, clear quality of Samsung’s Odyssey headset, all the way up to the enormous 8K combined resolution of the Pimax, screen doors were almost nowhere to be found at this conference. After spending a little bit of time with the Pimax 8K at CES this week we’ve got a few thoughts about where the headset is at currently and where it needs to go next in order to succeed. But first, a bit of background information. Everyone that’s ever s... Read More
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Intel self-driving cars: Does anyone want an autonomous Ferrari?

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For the past 18 months, Kathy Winter has been vice president and general manager of autonomous driving at Intel. In car time, that seems like a long while, especially as self-driving cars were one of the biggest themes at CES 2018, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas last week. I attended Brian Krzanich’s keynote speech at the opening of CES, and then I spoke with Winter the next day. Krzanich said that Intel is building a fleet of 100 autonomous cars to begin testing self-driving car software in partnership with BMW, Volkswagen, and Nissan. Mobileye, w... Read More
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Charlotte group seeks to unite the black tech community in North Carolina

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North Carolina is a good place for entrepreneurs of color to land — Durham is ranked a top city for black-owned businesses and plays host to the Black Wall Street Homecoming entrepreneurship conference, as well as Google for Entrepreneurs Exchange for Black Founders. Now a young organization called BLKTECH Interactive is catalyzing the Charlotte tech and startup community. Started in 2016, BLKTECH Interactive is the Queen City’s firs... Read More
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5 CES 2018 announcements that put Alexa inside cars

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Amazon’s Alexa strategy is to be everywhere: ubiquitous, omnipresent, and all-knowing, like some AI god. In pursuit of that goal, the Seattle-based company certainly covered some ground at last week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The extension of the Home Skills API to control microwaves and ovens adds to the more than 800 skills and more than 1,000 devices that Alexa can control in the home today. When it comes to cars, however, Alexa has made fewer inroads.... Read More
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How Intel plans to collaborate with Hollywood on immersive media

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Intel CEO Brian Krzanich announced this week that his company had created Intel Studios, a place where Hollywood creators could go to learn how to create immersive media, ranging from virtual reality games to non-VR sports entertainment. He showed a video of what it the next generation of entertainment could look like. In the video, a bunch of cameras recorded a Western movie scene from a variety of angles. Intel showed the scene would have looked boring from one angle. But put together from a bunch of perspectives, the action film scene was quite breathtaking. Intel filmed the scene as part of its promotion for Intel Studios, a collaborative lab whose purpose is to inspire future artist. The Intel Studios space has been un... Read More
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Ford teases an all-electric performance SUV called the ‘Mach 1’

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Ford just rolled out a new Ranger pickup truck, Edge crossover, and Bullitt Mustang here at the North American International Auto Show, all of which were either rumored or expected. But the company teased something totally out of the blue at the very end of its press conference: an all-electric performance SUV called the “Mach 1” that will hit the road in 2020. Ford didn’t offer any details about the Mach 1’s performance or show what it will look like. The company simply rolled a short teaser video about the project, which showed a Mustang and an Explorer pull into a building just before a (fake) bolt of lightning strikes. The garage doors come back up, but the video cuts before anything is revealed... Read More
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After A Year In Office, Questions About Trump’s Foreign Deals Go On. And On

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Enlarge this image In the Philippines, an advertisement for Manila's Trump Tower, featuring Ivanka Trump. Jay Directo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption ... Read More
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After A Year In Office, Questions About Trump’s Foreign Deals Go On. And On

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How Dirt Could Save Us From Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs

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Nobody scours Central Park looking for drugs quite the way Sean Brady does. On a sweltering Thursday, he hops out of a yellow cab, crosses Fifth Avenue, and scurries up a dirt path. Around us, the penetrating churn of a helicopter and the honk of car horns filter through the trees. Brady, a fast-talking chemist in his late 40s who sports a graying buzz cut and rimless glasses, has a wry, self-deprecating humor that belies the single-minded determination of his quest. He walks along restlessly. Near the lake, we head up a rock slope and into a secluded area. Brady bends over and picks up a pinch of dusty soil. “Out of that bit of soil,” he says, “you can get en... Read More
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How the False Hawaii Missile Warning Could Have Happened

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As the citizens of Hawaii came out of hiding in their bathtubs and basements Saturday morning, after learning that the emergency alert they had received, warning of an imminent nuclear missile attack, was a false alarm, their fear and panic transformed into rage. "I'm extremely angry right now. People should lose their jobs if this was an error," Hawaii State Representative Matt Lopresti told CNN. Hawaii Senator Brian Schatz confirmed on Twitter that the alert, which said that a ballistic missi... Read More
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Meltdown, Spectre, Malicious Apps, and More of This Week’s Security News

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The fallout of the widespread Meltdown and Spectre processor vulnerabilities continued this week. WIRED took an in-depth look at the parallel sagas that caused four research teams to independently discover the bugs within months of each other. Dozens of patches are now floating around to try to defend devices against attacks that might exploit the vulnerabilities, but a significant amount of time and resources has gone into ... Read More
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Grace Notes: An Einstein for the Subways? A Lawyer Suggests a ‘Genius’ Fix

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But then, he is only an almost-genius. For now. Maybe he will win the contest and become a full-fledged genius.He reached his current status because of an idea he submitted when the Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced the “genius challenge” last summer, a few days after Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo ... Read More
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Indian Supreme Court Judges Raise Concerns About Chief Justice Misra

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New Rules May Make Getting And Staying On Medicaid More Difficult

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Clashes over the Future of Gene Therapy and Crispr at the US’s Biggest Biotech Meeting

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For one dizzying, schmooze and booze-filled week every January, thousands of tech execs, VCs, and investment bankers grind their way through a four-day slog of panel sessions, poster presentations, networking meetings, and cocktail-drenched after-hours parties in their industry’s premier orgiastic dealmaking event. And no, we’re not talking about CES. On Monday, the Westin St. Francis hotel in downtown San Francisco opened its doors to the 36th annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, the country’s largest biotech convention. Everyone is there either to disrupt or ... Read More
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German coalition parties agree to start negotiations 🇩🇪

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Conservative Party have struck a deal with Social Democrat rivals to open government coalition talks.The attempt to try to revive the power-sharing agreement that's been in power since 2013 must be approved by SPD members next week.The talks also agreed common ground on strengthening the Eurozone in close partnership with France and driving forward with reforms in the European Union.Al Jazeera's David Chater reports from Berlin, Germany.- Subscribe to our channel: ... Read More
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Prince Al-Waleed advisor reacts to Saudi Arabia’s corruption crackdown

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Political thug life: Learn how to dodge questions from the best

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Washington's new Netherlands ambassador has come under fire from journalists at his very first news conference. He refused to defend previous remarks on the influence of ISIS in Europe. And he's not the only one trying to give the media the slip. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/8wpuRT LIVE ... Read More
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CES 2018: Were robots more than a gimmick at the tech show?

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Media playback is unsupported on your device If you've ever wanted a robot to do the vacuuming, then the CES tech show has something for you.The Aeolus robot is designed to perform a range of household tasks - including mopping floors, rearranging furniture and putting away dishes.However, like many of the bots showcased in Las Vegas this year, the pressure sometimes got to it."Aeolus has had enough," ... Read More
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U.S. House passes bill to renew NSA warrantless internet surveillance

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(Reuters) — The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill to renew the National Security Agency’s warrantless internet surveillance program, overcoming objections from privacy advocates and confusion prompted by morning tweets from President Donald Trump that initially questioned the spying tool. The legislation, which passed 256-164 and split party lines, is the culmination of a years-long debate in Congress on the proper scope of U.S. intelligence collection – one fueled by the 2013 disclosures of classified surveillance secrets by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. Senior Democrats in the House had urged cancellation of the vote after Trump appeared to cast doubt on the merits of the progr... Read More
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AI Weekly: AI assistant success is defined by each tech giant’s business strategy

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Unless you live under a rock, you probably saw headlines this week about a war between Google Assistant and Amazon’s Alexa at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. So what’s the takeaway? Alexa in personal computers and AR glasses may be a bit surprising, but the CES 2018 theme seemed to be the same as last year: more cars and auto appliances with AI assistants, and more smart home devices for the kitchen, family room, and bedroom that respond to voice commands and talk t... Read More
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Esports is driving the South Korean PC gaming market to new heights

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In South Korea, gaming is big business. Nearly everywhere you turn, you see an ad for a game—from subway stations to billboards to television. According to a recent report, the country’s online gaming sector has grown by almost 15 percent, reaching 83 billion won, or $76.2 million, as of 2016. Traditionally, games developed in Korea had a local focus, but as of late, the market is developing more games with global appeal. South Korea now accounts for 14.9 percent of the global gaming market. It is no secret that console and mobile gaming’s popularity has challenged the PC gaming industry’s dominance. In 2016, ... Read More
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Democratic lawmakers want to subpoena Trump Organization

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WASHINGTON — Democratic members of the House oversight committee asked the Republican chairman to begin a serious investigation into President Donald Trump’s conflicts of interests. They also sought a subpoena of the Trump Organization to produce documents that were requested months ago. The letter was sent to Chairman Trey Gowdy of South Carolina on Thursday, one year after a news conference held by Trump and his attorney announ... Read More
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Kevin Durant, 29, Becomes 2nd-Youngest to Reach 20,000 Points

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Detected Closed Captioning: [Music] Golden State Warriors Star Kevin Durant Has Become The Second Youngest NBA Player To Reach 20,000 Career Points Durant Drained A Long First-half Jumper Wednesday January 10th To Join The Exclusive 20,000 Point Club At Age 29 He's The 44th Player In NBA History To reach The Milestone But Only LeBron James Did It Sooner James Welcome To Ramp To The Club With A Congratulatory Tweet That Said Quote Lots And Lots Of Buckets Durant Has Been Scoring At Will this Season As He's Averaging Just Over 26 Points Per Game He Dropped 40 On The Los Angeles Clippers Wednesday But It wasn't Enough To Get The Win After The Game Durant Told Her Reporters He's Humbled By The Fan Support He's Been Receiving He ... Read More
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‘Sex Party’ or ‘Nerds on a Couch?’ A Night in Silicon Valley

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Earlier this month, a Vanity Fair report revealed sordid tales of Silicon Valley sex parties. But the tales, while full of unsavory and salacious details, did not include any names, raising questions in some minds about their truthfulness. Two people familiar with one of the parties—including one who attended—tell WIRED it was hosted by venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson, co-founder of the firm DFJ. The attendees say the party was thrown in connection with an annual DFJ conference called the Big Think. The people familiar with the party say there w... Read More
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Bipartisan DACA discussions key to avoiding government shutdown

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The Verge Awards at CES 2018: Hey Google

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CES 2018: Longer-lasting gadgets showcased

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Spare a thought for the attendees of the CES tech show who decided to briefly leave their phones in charging towers.The devices got locked inside when a power cut plunged the exhibition hall into darkness.Having to constantly keep personal devices charged is a nuisance we are all, by now, familiar with - even device-makers are frustrated.During Huawei's press conference, the firm's ... Read More