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Your Credit Card Will Pay for the Next Recession

Every three months, a select group of Federal Reserve officials gets together to guess where the federal funds rate is headed. That’s the interest rate banks charge one another for overnight loans. It’s important because it’s an economic cue ball, creating a knock-on effect for other interest rates.<p>…

Trump's legacy just got exponentially more consequential

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> If it was not clear before, it is now: Donald Trump will be a historically consequential president.<p>The furious and disorientating theater of the last 17 months has often obscured the deep changes Trump is unleashing on America and the rest of the world.<p>But the retirement of …

Here's What Small Business Can Do Now to Improve Their Data Security

As a small business, you might believe you're safe from a data security breach. This couldn't be further from the truth. In fact, small businesses …

Small Business

Government gives Microsoft cloud greenlight to store classified data

Microsoft’s Azure cloud services have received the greenlight to store federal government data classified at the Protected level, the government …

Windows 10

Panera Bread's Website Reportedly Left Millions of Customer Records Unprotected

Even your damn bread bowl is now a security risk.<p>Panera Bread left the information of up to 37 million customers who signed up for delivery and other …

Fast Casual

MIT cuts ties with brain preservation startup Nectome

MIT is disassociating itself from Nectome, the Y Combinator-backed startup promising to preserve customers’ brains for the possibility of future digital upload.<p>Co-founder Robert McIntyre described the procedure as “100 percent fatal” — it involves connecting terminally ill patients to a machine …

Boeing reportedly hit by Wannacry ransomware

Boeing has reportedly been struck in a major way by Wannacry, the ransomware that spread like wildfire last year. The Seattle Times obtained a memo from Mike VanderWel, of the company’s commercial airliner division, describing the malware as “metastasizing rapidly.” A Boeing representative, …

WannaCry

A Cyberattack Hobbles Atlanta, and Security Experts Shudder

ATLANTA — The City of Atlanta’s 8,000 employees got the word on Tuesday that they had been waiting for: It was O.K. to turn their computers on.<p>But as the city government’s desktops, hard drives and printers flickered back to life for the first time in five days, residents still could not pay their …

Cybersecurity

Christopher Steele's Other Report: A Murder In Washington

The author of the famous Trump dossier provided a secret report to the FBI asserting that RT founder Mikhail Lesin was bludgeoned to death by thugs hired by an oligarch close to Putin. Three other sources independently told the FBI the same basic story, contradicting the government’s finding that …

A short history of Kurdish women on the front lines

WHEN Anna Campbell heard that Kurdish women were fighting the jihadists of Islamic State in Syria, she left her job as a plumber in Britain and …

A close shave in Turkey

In places where people keep their views to themselves, barbers can be an invaluable source of gossip<p>I was in a city that Turkey’s government deems a …

Retired Supreme Court Justice Stevens Calls For Repeal Of Second Amendment

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, responding to this past weekend's March For Our Lives events across the nation, is proposing what some might call a radical solution to prevent further gun violence — repealing the Second Amendment.<p>In an op-ed in Tuesday's New York Times, the …

Gun Control

World's Cheapest Space Explorer Plans to Build Lunar Structures

India, which sent an orbiter to Mars at about 1/10th the cost of NASA’s Maven probe, is examining how to build habitations on the moon.<p>“ISRO, along …

Space Exploration

Xi Jinping warns he is ready to 'fight bloody battles' against China's enemies

Emboldened president reserves strong words for activists in Hong Kong and Taiwan who want to ‘split China’<p>Chinese president Xi Jinping has delivered a nationalistic speech in which he vowed the nation would “take our due place in the world” and was ready “to fight bloody battles against our …

China

A Selfish Argument for Making the World a Better Place – Egoistic Altruism

The battle for digital supremacy

“DESIGNED by Apple in California. Assembled in China”. For the past decade the words embossed on the back of iPhones have served as shorthand for the …

An Interview with General Keith Alexander on cybersecurity, Snowden, and IronNet

Cybersecurity has regularly dominated the news, most recently with the ongoing showdown between Apple and the FBI.<p>Both corporate and government priorities have evolved accordingly. The FBI says more than 7,000 US companies have been victimized by smartphone-based attacks that have penetrated the …

Cyber-attacks

Pentagon chief to appeal to Silicon Valley for help with cybersecurity

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter will visit a crucial front this week in the war the Pentagon considers its greatest potential threat: cyberspace.<p>Carter will visit a Pentagon outpost in the heart of Silicon Valley, speak at a cybersecurity conference in San Francisco and go to Microsoft and Amazon …

Silicon Valley

Nasa hack: AnonSec attempts to crash $222m drone : hacking

Community Details<p>339k<p>Subscribers<p>564<p>Online<p>A subreddit dedicated to hacking and hackers. What we are about: constructive collaboration and learning …

How Donald Trump Answers A Question

Inside Financial & Risk | Thomson Reuters

To create an app that will appeal to financial professionals, developers will benefit from an established and reliable digital platform…

Cybersecurity: Boards still happy to pass the buck to the IT department

PWC report warns that businesses are leaving themselves vulnerable to cyberattacks due to lack of understanding over risks.<p>Cyber criminal threats are …

Giving veterans a new start in cybersecurity

When Chris Crace, a Marine Corps captain, left the military in August 2006 he wasn't sure what to do next — a dilemma for many former military …

Simplifying cybersecurity

The president has announced a new Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity and appointed his former national security advisor and the former …

IRS Says Cyberattacks on Taxpayer Accounts More Extensive Than Previously Reported

Tax data for about 700,000 households might have been stolen<p>The Internal Revenue Service said Friday that more than twice as many taxpayer accounts may have been hit by cybercriminals than the agency previously reported, with hackers gaining access to as many as 700,000 accounts and attempting to …

Top 5 cybersecurity job hunting tips for 2016

There are 1 million cybersecurity job openings in 2016.<p>Experienced candidates have the upper hand as corporations and government agencies battle it …

How Etsy’s Talent Pool Seeded A New Kind Of Cybersecurity Startup

Signal Sciences is launching with the CSOs of Facebook and Adobe on their board and are betting on data analysis for success.<p>Several former Etsy employees have pulled off the ultimate cybersecurity startup dream: leaving to form their own company and then hiring their former employer as a client. …

Pentagon Launching Cyber Attacks Against ISIS Recruiters Online

The U.S. has stepped up the fight against ISIS online.<p><b>FOX's Rachel Sutherland reports:</b><p><i>The Pentagon is launching new aggressive cyber attacks against Islamic State militants in a targeted effort to erode their ability to recruit followers online.</i><p><i>The surge of computer-based military operations by</i> …

Cybersecurity Training: a Coding Bootcamp for IT Security Jobs

Paul Petefish has worked in various roles in the cybersecurity industry for over 15 years, so he’s seen the scramble for talent from every …

Gen. McChrystal: What Fighting Al Qaeda Taught Me About Running a Business

It turns out that modern warfare has quite a lot in common with modern business. <br>Read More