Jason F Woytek

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The Republican presidential race is more 'absurd' than it's ever been

The original field of 17 has been winnowed to three during months of unbelievable posturing. It ranged from billionaire frontrunner Donald Trump comparing one of his opponents to a child molester, and then subsequently receiving the same man's endorsement, to Florida Sen. Marco Rubio claiming that …

Former Trump Strategist Compares Him to Sanjaya of 'American Idol'

“Make America Great Again” Super PAC’s former communications director claims Trump never really wanted to be president<p>Stephanie Cegielski, who was …

Donald Trump

Samsung Pay joins China's trillion dollar mobile wallet market

With Apple already expecting China to be its biggest mobile payment market, it's no surprise that its biggest direct competitor, Samsung, also wants a slice of this piping hot pie. After a one-month public beta, today the Korean giant is officially launching its Samsung Pay service in China in …

Samsung Pay

Harper Lee Burns Donald Trump From Beyond The Grave In Letter Comparing Taj Mahal Casino To Hell

Ouch!<p>Celebrated author Harper Lee wasn't known for mincing words, and in a newly released letter from decades ago, she had some choice ones for a property then owned by Donald Trump.<p>In fact, she suggested it was a lot like hell.<p>"The worst punishment God can devise for this sinner is to make her …

Ted Cruz calls on Donald Trump to debate him in Wisconsin

ROTHSCHILD, Wis. (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is challenging Donald Trump to debate him one-on-one in Wisconsin.<p>Cruz said Monday he and Trump should …

Top Kasich aide: Romney tried to help broker backchannel with Cruz campaign

<b>(CNN) —</b> In a storyline that could be ripped from a House of Cards script, John Kasich's campaign is looking to coordinate behind the scenes with Ted Cruz's in a mutual effort to deny Donald Trump enough delegates to win the Republican presidential nomination. They even tried to get 2012 nominee …

DHS secretary blasts Cruz, Trump rhetoric on Muslims

Tweets from https://twitter.com/politico/lists/team-politico<p>Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Tuesday sharply criticized rhetoric about Muslims from both Ted Cruz and Donald Trump, slamming both Republican candidates for their "counterproductive" and "inflammatory" comments.<p>Cruz, who last …

Donald Trump

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Backs Ted Cruz

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker tipped his hat to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in the Republican presidential primary. His state is the next to vote, holding its primary on April 5th.<p>"I just fundamentally believe that he's a constitutional conservative," he told conservative radio host Charles Sykes on WTMJ …

FBI’s war with Apple shows how little control we have over our privacy

The now well-known and increasingly long-running battle between Apple and the FBI over the unlocking of an iPhone is over. Or, it is for now.<p>But with the FBI reportedly getting access from a third-party, leading to a request to withdraw the case, there are unanswered questions about the security of …

Where LinkedIn went wrong — and how it can save itself

LinkedIn’s valuation has been hotly debated by everyone from technology publications to Wall Street insiders in recent months. According to Morgan Stanley’s analysts, “continued faster than expected deceleration and/or misexecution will likely cause the stock to be range-bound (best case) or trend …

Mark Zuckerberg weighs in on wave of terror attacks

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted a statement to his Facebook page on Sunday addressing the recent wave of terrorist attacks across the …

Social Media

Truebill launches to help find and cancel your forgotten subscriptions

It has happened to all of us at one time or another: You scan your credit card bill and notice some phantom $7.99 monthly charge for some service you had signed up for months or maybe even years earlier.<p>Now you face a dilemma: Do you sink the time into tracking down the website, remembering how to …

New ransomware encrypts your whole hard drive, if you let it

If malware that holds the files on your computer to ransom isn’t bad enough, news that there’s a new variant in the wild that locks down the whole of your computer by taking over the boot process just made the situation a whole lot worse.<p>Called ‘Petya’, the new threat bypasses looking for the most …

Pre-order the first Ubuntu Linux tablet

If you've been talking a lot about using Ubuntu Linux away from your PC -- or using a mobile device <i>as</i> your PC -- you now get to put your money where your mouth is. BQ has started taking pre-orders for both the HD and full HD versions of the Aquarius M10, the first official Ubuntu tablet. Shell out …

Linux

Facebook Safety Check glitch sent out misdirected notifications following Pakistan blast

Facebook has apologized for a glitch in its Safety Check service that sent out misdirected notifications after the Easter Sunday bombing that killed 70 people in Lahore, Pakistan.<p>Designed for times of disaster or crisis, Safety Check lets users in a specific area notify friends and family that they …

'Secret conversations' and in-store purchasing reportedly coming to Facebook Messenger

Facebook could be gearing up to roll out new Messenger features, like in-store payment for goods and services and new chat options.<p>According to The Information, comments in the code of the iPhone version of Messenger suggest that Facebook’s about to make a whole lot more effort at becoming a retail …

App teardown suggests that the Google Wallet card is going away June 30th

<b>Update</b>: It’s confirmed. Google is now sending the below email to users who have a card.<p>A new app teardown from <i>Android Police</i> today reveals that the Google Wallet card — which was first announced in November 2013 after many rumors of the troubled project being scrapped — is now finally getting the …

Lunches At Facebook Often Contained Maggots, Former Exec Says

"But we were there because we believed, and it didn’t matter."<p>Facebook's origin story has been told and retold so many times, in so many formats, that you might think all the juicy details about the social network's early days would have come to light by now.<p>Not so, apparently, according to a <i>Vanity</i> …

A man in Ohio is facing jail time for making a Facebook page that parodies a local police department

Parma resident Anthony Novak, 27, may face a felony count of allegedly disrupting public services regarding the page investigators say he created in early March, Cleveland.com reports.<p>Police considered the page to contain information that was "derogatory" and "inflammatory" and appeared as if it …

The New York Times May Make It Harder to Use Facebook and Twitter to Jump Its Paywall

Looking to convert social browsers into subscribers.<p>The New York Times has one million digital subscribers, but it wants more. Now it looks like it’s trying to get them by plugging holes in its paywall.<p>The Times is experimenting with limiting the number of stories that Facebook and Twitter users …

Transmission, the popular Mac torrent app, is now on Windows

Everyone who downloads torrents has his or her own preferred bit torrent <i>app</i>, and now Windows users can try out one client that's among the most popular for OS X. Transmission, which has been around for Macs since 2005, has made its way to Windows, promising the same speed, reliability, and …

Truecaller bug puts over a hundred million users in danger

Security researchers from Cheetah Mobile have discovered a privacy flaw in Truecaller – the world’s largest caller ID app – that puts the personal information of over a hundred million users in danger.<p>As Cheetah Mobile explains in its report, Truecaller uses a devices’ IMEI number to assign …

Personal Information

Google Photos now saves your original photo inside the edited version: no more duplicates

The Google Photos update to v1.17 on Android automatically saves a copy of your original photo, even if you’ve edited and saved it, without duplicating it. This means that no matter what you do to your image, including excessive cropping or going crazy with filters, you can always get the original …

You might soon be able to pay for goods in-store using Facebook Messenger

Clues in the code of the iPhone Facebook Messenger app — which includes commands such as "pay in person" and "pay directly in Messenger when you pick up the item" — imply that Messenger could be preparing an in-store purchasing method, according to The Information, which extracted and viewed …

Chatbots

3 location-based technologies reinventing data security

Today’s complicated data security landscape has begun to look a lot like a modern legend or fairytale.<p>Just like King Arthur gathered his knights to fight against enemies and supernatural forces to find the Holy Grail, organizations are constantly fighting hackers, malicious individuals and human …

Internet of Things

Apple patent reveals stackable Smart Connector plugs and possible MagSafe Lightning cable

The Smart Connector Apple introduced on the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, and used again on the latest 9.7-inch model, may become more capable over time. An Apple patent granted today reveals possible plans to allow multiple devices to be simultaneously connected to the port, using stacked …

Rythm raises $11M to pursue sleep-improving neurotechnology

French startup Rythm, which makes a tech-infused headset it claims improves sleep quality, announced Tuesday that it’s raised over $11 million from private investors and public grants. The ‘Dreem’ headset was announced last month, but only in a prototype form — this money should help bring it to a …