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Senate Intel Wants To Follow The Money In The Russia Probe. But Treasury Isn't Making That Easy.

Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images<p>Senate Intelligence Committee vice chair Sen. Mark Warner and chair Sen. Richard Burr.<p>In its investigation of Russia’s …

Senate Intelligence Committee

Ajit Pai grilled by lawmakers on why FCC spread “myth” of DDoS attack

When did Ajit Pai know FCC's DDoS claim was false? Democrats demand answers.<p>Democratic members of Congress want to know when Federal Communications …

Net Neutrality

How Hacked Water Heaters Could Trigger Mass Blackouts

When the cybersecurity industry warns about the nightmare of hackers causing blackouts, the scenario they describe typically entails an elite team of …

Princeton University

FBI Warns of ‘Unlimited’ ATM Cashout Blitz

The <b>Federal Bureau of Investigation</b> (FBI) is warning banks that cybercriminals are preparing to carry out a highly choreographed, global fraud scheme …

ATMs

VF Corp, parent company of outdoor brands The North Face, Smartwool, will relocate headquarters, 800 workers to Denver

VF Corp, the holding company for popular outdoor brands such as The North Face, JanSport and Smartwool, announced Monday it will move its global …

Employment

The Case for Rooms

It’s time to end the tyranny of open-concept interior design.<p>If someone asked me five years ago whether or not I thought the open floor plan would still be popular, I would have said no. Domestic architecture seemed to be taking a turn toward the rustic. Today, “Farmhouse” and “Craftsman” modern …

Kitchens

The Pragmatic Left Is Winning

On Tuesday, Rashida Tlaib, a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, won her primary in Michigan, and she is now overwhelmingly likely to become the first Muslim woman in Congress. In a referendum, people in Missouri voted 2 to 1 to overturn an anti-union “right to work” law passed by the …

Democratic Party

To Remember, the Brain Must Actively Forget

Researchers find evidence that neural systems actively remove memories, which suggests that forgetting may be the default mode of the brain.<p>Going …

The Brain

PokerStars Suffers Global Outage During Wave of Industry DDoS Attacks

<b>Sunday tournament cancellations were followed with a second wave of disruptions on Monday in what could be a wider industry Distributed Denial of</b> …

Dot-com

You Know Who the Tax Cuts Helped? Rich People

Which should surprise no one, including the G.O.P who sold it.

Taxes

Dinesh D’Souza and the Decline of Conservatism

Under President Trump, the most outrageous and aggrieved polemicists are thriving.<p>Few have enjoyed quite so spectacular a comeback under President Donald Trump as the conservative polemicist and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza. In 2012, D’Souza resigned as president of a Christian college amid charges of …

Society

When Climate Change Starts Wars - Issue 63: Horizons

The Kyrgyz soldier stepped quietly out of the dark green bushes and swung his Kalashnikov rifle in the direction of our car. Another emerged and did …

Special Forces

Can emotional AI make Anki’s new robot into a lovable companion?

Known for its hyperactive toys, the company spent years developing technologies to tackle its greatest challenge yet–subtlety.<p>If there’s a robot uprising anytime soon, it seems unlikely to start in our living rooms. Robotic vacuums like Roomba sell well because they are so handy. But other types of …

Robotics

We Gave You 3 Million Russian Troll Tweets. Here’s What You’ve Found So Far.

Last week, FiveThirtyEight published nearly 3 million tweets sent by handles affiliated with the Internet Research Agency, a Russian “troll factory.” …

Internet

War Without End

<b>S</b>econd Platoon did not hide its dark mood as its soldiers waded across the Korengal River in the bright light of afternoon. It was early in April 2009 and early in the Pentagon’s resumption in earnest of the Afghan war. The platoon’s mission was to ascend a mountain slope and try to ambush the …

Military

Russian Hackers Targeted Swedish News Sites In 2016, State Department Cable Says

At the same time that Russian military intelligence operatives allegedly penetrated Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2016, suspected …

U.S. Dept. of State

Believe it or not, Trump’s following a familiar script on Russia

If the edifice of the liberal world order is in danger of collapse today — and it is — when did the pillars begin to weaken? Many date the problems to President Trump’s election. But while Trump’s “America First” approach to the world has significantly widened the cracks in the order, perhaps …

Russia

Stan Mikita, 78, Dies; Hockey Hall of Famer Lifted Blackhawks

Stan Mikita, the Chicago Blackhawks’ undersized but smooth-skating and feisty center who teamed with his fellow Hall of Famer Bobby Hull in the 1960s in reviving a long-floundering franchise while popularizing the curved hockey sticks that changed the game, died on Tuesday. He was 78.<p>Mikita’s …

Ice Hockey

The Internet of Things Needs Food Safety-Style Ratings for Privacy and Security

Consumer Reports is the first to integrate privacy and security in reviews in a bid to fix the internet of broken things.<p>By now, we’re all intimately-familiar with the comically-bad security and privacy standards that plague most modern, internet-connected devices in the internet of things …

Televisions

The Shadow Rulers of the VA

Last February, shortly after Peter O’Rourke became chief of staff for the Department of Veterans Affairs, he received an email from Bruce Moskowitz …

Mar-a-Lago

Florida Man Arrested in SIM Swap Conspiracy

Police in Florida have arrested a 25-year-old man accused of being part of a multi-state cyber fraud ring that hijacked mobile phone numbers in …

T-Mobile

VU#962459: Linux Kernel TCP implementation vulnerable to Denial of Service

Vulnerability Note VU#962459Linux Kernel TCP implementation vulnerable to Denial of ServiceOriginal Release date: 06 Aug 2018 | Last revised: 06 Aug …

Linux

Ajit Pai admits FCC lied about “DDoS,” blames it on Obama administration

Former CIO "provided inaccurate information" about comment outage, Pai says.<p>Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai acknowledged Monday …

Net Neutrality

Trump’s Biggest Media Fans Struggle to Stop QAnon’s Spread

Fearing the left will turn the conspiracy theory against them, the president’s cheerleaders try to talk sense into the grassroots. It’s not …

Donald Trump

New Details About Wilbur Ross’ Business Point To Pattern Of Grifting

A<p><b>multimillion-dollar</b> lawsuit has been quietly making its way through the New York State court system over the last three years, pitting a private equity manager named David Storper against his former boss: Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. The pair worked side by side for more than a decade, …

Corruption

Denver, population 900,000: Here's how the city envisions the year 2040

In 2040, nearly 900,000 people could live in Denver.That’s the assumption behind a far-reaching set of plans that the city government introduced this …

Urban Design

Facebook and Apple iTunes Ban Alex Jones as Internet Giants Silence Infowars

Four pages run by far-right conspiracy theorist were taken down Monday, with Facebook accusing Jones of dehumanizing hate speech.<p>He’s known for …

Internet

Amusing ourselves to Trump

We are buried under ignorance disguised as information.<p>In his classic 1985 book <i>Amusing Ourselves to Death</i>, Neil Postman wrote of the difference between George Orwell’s and Aldous Huxley’s visions of fascism.<p>“Orwell feared those who would deprive us of information,” wrote Postman. “Huxley feared …

Donald Trump

Does Trump Even Understand What He Did Wrong?

U.S. Dept. of Defense

A Candid Conversation With Vince Gilligan on ‘Better Call Saul’

Perhaps the most surprising thing about <i>Better Call Saul</i> – other than the fact that many <i>Breaking Bad</i> fans have said they prefer the spinoff, and even …

TV