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Former Norway PM held at Washington airport over 2014 visit to Iran

Kjell Magne Bondevik describes shock after being held and questioned at Dulles hub under new US entry controls<p>A former prime minister of Norway has spoken of his shock after he was held and questioned at Washington Dulles airport because of a visit to Iran three years ago.<p>Kjell Magne Bondevik, who …

Middle East

Could You Go to Prison for Not Reporting a Cybersecurity Breach? | Inc.com

The SEC has apparently launched an inquiry into whether Yahoo and its employees violated federal laws requiring public companies to report cyber-incidents as soon as they are likely to impact shareholders. Yahoo suffered at least two major breaches in recent years - one in 2013 and one in 2014 - …

Employment

‘The Magicians’: This Sexy Sci-Fi Show Is The Best New Binge-Watch on Netflix

I admit it. I can sometimes be wrong about things. A year ago, I huffed my way through the pilot of Syfy’s <i>The Magicians</i>. The slick and sexy (and …

Yahoo breach: I’ve closed my account because it used MD5 to hash my password

This morning I received an email from Yahoo entitled “Important Security Information for Yahoo Users”. Five minutes later I’d closed my account.<p>The …

Donald Trump Thanks African-Americans Who 'Didn't Come Out to Vote' During Pennsylvania Rally

Donald Trump continued his Thank You Tour on Thursday with a visit to Hershey, Pennsylvania. At the rally, he did a number of Trump-like things: …

US election agency breached by suspected Russian hacker

A security firm discovers more than 100 login credentials for computers at the US Election Assistance Commission on the internet black market.<p>The US agency responsible for certifying the security of voting machines reportedly fell victim to a hacker believed to be Russian.<p>Security firm Recorded …

Security

Verizon could seek discount in buying Yahoo, analysts say

Yahoo’s humiliatingly huge data breaches could be used as leverage for Verizon, which plans to buy the online giant’s Web properties, to get a significant discount on its planned $4.8 billion purchase, industry observers said Thursday.<p>Yahoo stock plunged 6 percent, closing at $38.41 per share on …

Cord Cutting Slows as 'Skinny Bundle' Gains Popularity

The cable TV industry’s main strategy to combat cord cutting appears to be working.<p>The rate of households that either cut the cord, dropping their …

AT&T's new $35 streaming TV service keeps getting hit with big outages

On Tuesday, the service suffered its second big outage in the past week, as first pointed out by TVPredictions.com. DirecTV Now was down for hours and the company acknowledged there was "an outage in effect."<p>These outages are nothing new for the young service. Directly after the launch, multiple …

As ax awaits Apple's AirPort, wide swath of Netgear routers found subject to serious vulnerability

Nearly all recent Netgear home routers have a serious flaw, allowing nefarious hackers to take control of a router and use it for denial of service …

Routers

BritBox, A New Streaming Service That Brings Previously Unavailable British Shows to the U.S.

<i>Indulge your inner Brit.</i><p>In response to the soaring popularity of English television newly available to American audiences through such services as …

“Why did they call it Joy?”: Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence roast each other

The publicity trail can take some strange detours, as Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt found out when they stopped by the BBC Radio 1 studios in …

DirecTV Now is suffering an outage in its second week of availability

It appears that DirecTV Now, AT&T’s new internet TV streaming service, is down for many customers, all of whom are furiously tweeting at the service’s various Twitter handles this evening. Now, it’s pretty standard for online services to go down from time to time, but this is only DirecTV Now’s …

Obama is suddenly interested in limiting the sweeping presidential powers he spent 8 years expanding

Many "progressives" looked the other way while the Obama administration asserted unprecedented presidential powers, like the right to murder anyone …

Key Trump Backer and 9/11 Truther Joins Digital War on Fake News

Yes, Facebook had the tools to filter out fake news and decided not to use it, but do not fear for the future of truth, dear readers. The soldiers in …

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Will Comey survive the Clinton email flap?

The FBI director faces bipartisan outrage and scrutiny from Congress for his actions in the politically charged case.<p>James Comey isn't going to get out of the Clinton email investigation unscathed.<p>After delivering yet another potentially game-changing missive — this one clearing Hillary Clinton of …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s ‘Victory Party’ at the Hilton and His Creepy Ogling of Paris Hilton

Instead of hosting his election night party at one of his properties, Trump has opted for the Hilton—a hotel bearing the name of a socialite he’s …

Donald Trump

Why We Should All Fear the Rot Inside the FBI

What James Comey did was bad enough, but now he’s clearly at the mercy of a right-wing faction of his own agents. Who can stop them?<p>When a black …

Government

Waking up to President Trump

In a few days, Americans may wake up to learn that they've elected President Trump.<p>The reality of this would likely come as a shock — just as the reality of Brexit came as a shock in the UK, where some people were apparently startled to realize what they had voted for. (Recent polls also suggest …

Donald Trump

President Trump’s First Term

His campaign tells us a lot about what kind of Commander-in-Chief he would be.<p>On the morning of January 20, 2017, the President-elect is to visit Barack Obama at the White House for coffee, before they share a limousine—Obama seated on the right, his successor on the left—for the ride to the …

There’s a new ‘Wonder Woman’ trailer out and it may be the movie to save the DC superhero universe

"Wonder Woman" will tell the origin story of the super heroine, aka Diana Prince. The heroine, played by Gal Gadot, was one of the few bright spots critics loved in this year's "Batman v Superman" movie.<p>The film will be the first real modern superhero movie across the DC, Marvel, and Fox's "X-Men" …

The only true winners of this election are trolls

The Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General doesn’t make a habit of investigating memes. But when those viral images appear designed to suppress votes in an election, the AG takes them seriously.<p>That’s certainly been their reaction to an “online voting” meme that’s circled Facebook, Twitter and …

Donald Trump

FBI More Out of Control Than We Knew

It would seem that basically everyone at the FBI is leaking their sides of various internal disputes and turf wars, largely tied to various …

Paul Krugman melts down over FBI's Clinton announcement: Comey 'was trying to swing election'

"It's bad enough having the media do the 'raises questions,' substance-free innuendo thing. Worse when the FBI director does it. Disgraceful," Krugman, a Clinton supporter, wrote on Twitter.<p>"Comey needs to provide full info immediately. Otherwise he has clearly made a partisan intervention, …

Watch Gary Johnson Completely Lose It When A British Journalist Questions His Tax Policy

Gary Johnson’s Aleppo moments reached fever pitch weeks ago, but he’s still trucking on the campaign trail. A current RealClearPolitics poll average shows him hovering at 5.5%, which is a drop from 9.2% in mid-September. So, he’s going nowhere but down, and as <i>Guardian</i> reporter Paul Lewis found out …

Donald Trump's Presidential Campaign Has a Cash Flow Problem

In the final weeks of the election, Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is facing a potentially crippling financial scenario.<p>The Republican presidential candidate has just $16 million on hand and is $2 million in debt, according to filings to the Federal Election Commission through October 19. The …

Government

Apple's New TV App Is Worthless Without Netflix and Amazon Video

Apple just announced a new TV app for Apple TV, and it’s basically going to be useless. The TV app is supposed to keep track of all the shows you …

The NSA deputy chief on Edward Snowden’s true motivations

Richard Ledgett Jr., 58, has worked at the National Security Agency since 1988. He and his wife live in Maryland and have three children.<p><b>Everyone has an idea of what the NSA does, but what, for you, is its core reason for being?</b><p>So we’re code makers and code breakers. That’s what we were formed to …

Surveillance