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Why extending laptop ban makes no sense (opinion) – CNN.com – CNN

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

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McMaster: Trump’s sharing of sensitive intelligence with Russia was ‘wholly appropriate’ – Washington Post

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

President Trump’s national security adviser said Tuesday that the president’s decision to reveal highly classified information during a meeting with Russian officials last week was “wholly appropriate” — the latest attempt by the White House to contain the explosive disclosure that Trump potentially  jeopardized a crucial intelligence source on the Islamic State. H.R. McMaster, the president’s top security adviser, repeatedly described the president’s actions in a press briefing just a day…

Senate GOP leader plays down latest Trump controversy – Washington Post

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell downplayed on Tuesday the startling reports that President Donald Trump disclosed highly classified information to a pair of Russian diplomats in the Oval Office. But a number of GOP lawmakers expressed concerns, as Democrats demanded that Republicans finally stand up to their president. McConnell, R-Ky., on Tuesday responded mildly when asked about the leak story in an interview on Bloomberg Business TV. McConnell…

Family of slain Seth Rich says reports he fed WikiLeaks DNC info are untrue – Washington Post

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The family of slain Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich refuted Fox News reports that he had leaked work e-mails to WikiLeaks before he was fatally shot last year in the District. The reports, which gained traction on social media, said an FBI forensics examination showed Rich transferred 44,053 DNC e-mails and 17,761 attachments to a now-deceased WikiLeaks director. Rich’s parents, Joel and Mary Ann, said Tuesday through a spokesman…

Trump welcomes Erdogan amid US-Turkey strains – CNN

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

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Why extending laptop ban makes no sense – CNN

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

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Microsoft President Urges Nuclear-Like Limits On Cyberweapons – NPR

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Microsoft President Brad Smith speaks at the annual Microsoft shareholders meeting on Nov. 30, 2016, in Bellevue, Wash. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption toggle caption Elaine Thompson/AP Microsoft President Brad Smith speaks at the annual Microsoft shareholders meeting on Nov. 30, 2016, in Bellevue, Wash. Elaine Thompson/AP Microsoft has had a whirlwind last few days. The company’s Windows operating system was the target of a massive cyberattack that took down hundreds…

Millennial fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff: ‘Our consumer chose us’ – CNNMoney

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

She’s a millennial, designing for a millennial. Rebecca Minkoff calls her eponymous company the largest global brand in fashion with a designer the same age and sex as her main consumers. “I’m going through the same life moments that my exact customer is going through,” Minkoff told CNN’s Poppy Harlow in a new Boss Files podcast. “If she’s on the younger side of the millennial, then I know what she’s…

Good gov’t groups ask House committee to rescind recent FOIA guidance to Treasury – FederalNewsRadio.com

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

A group of about 20 open government and press organizations are asking the House Financial Services Committee to rescind recent communications guidance its chairman gave to the Treasury Department. In an April 3 letter to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) said any communications between his committee and the department would be considered “congressional records” and the committee would retain control of those records even if Treasury physically possesses them. In…

Russia’s response to Trump leak reports: don’t read US newspapers – Reuters

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

A Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman on Tuesday advised that people don’t read American newspapers, in response to U.S. media reports that President Donald Trump had disclosed classified intelligence at a meeting with Russian officials. The spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, said she had received dozens of messages asking about the reports, which have been denied by the White House. “Guys, have you been reading American newspapers again?” she wrote on her Facebook…

Turkey arrests opposition newspaper editor – ABC News – ABC News

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The editor of a leading Turkish opposition newspaper has been formally arrested for allegedly spreading “terrorist propaganda,” the state-run Anadolu news agency said Tuesday. Oguz Guven, the editor of Cumhuriyet newspaper’s online edition, was formally arrested Monday evening after being detained Friday. Guven was arrested on the grounds that he bears legal responsibility for the newspaper’s tweets, specifically in reference to a tweet on the death of prosecutor Mustafa Alper…

Australia’s kid-focused newspaper Crinkling News wants to teach media literacy to young readers – Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Saffron Howden knew she was on the right track with Crinkling News, her Australian kid-focused weekly newspaper, within a few days of Donald Trump being elected. Even among Australian schoolchildren, there was a lot of trepidation about the implications of a Donald Trump presidency. One school introduced art therapy to help kids process their emotions. The uncertainty that kids felt in November — much of which persists among both the young…

This is why Trump’s loose tongue has compromised US security – Washington Post

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

On Monday night, The Washington Post reported that President Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador during a meeting at the White House. Specifically, he is said to have described the details of an Islamic State threat related to the use of laptop computers on aircraft. The information itself was reportedly provided by a close Middle Eastern ally. Much of the controversy has to do with…

Report: Slain DNC staffer had contact with WikiLeaks – The Hill

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) staffer who was killed last year in Washington, D.C. may have had contact with WikiLeaks before his death, a local TV reported. A private investigator hired by the family of Seth Rich reportedly suggested there is evidence on Rich’s laptop that he had communication with WikiLeaks. “The police department nor the FBI have been forthcoming,” Rod Wheeler, the private investigator, said, according to Fox 5. “They…

Israeli Minister: It Is Time to Assassinate Syria’s Bashar Al-Assad – Newsweek

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

An Israeli minister Tuesday called for the assassination of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, likening his regime to the Nazis during World War II. Yoav Galant, Israel’s housing minister, accused the Syrian regime of gassing its own people, burning their bodies and, ultimately, committing crimes against humanity not seen since Adolf Hitler’s party wiped out six million Jews in the Holocaust. “The reality in which people are executed in Syria, being…

Man busted in Ore. grocery store attack was carrying severed head – New York Daily News

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

An armed man accused of slaying his mother on Mother’s Day walked into an Oregon grocery store covered in blood and carrying a severed head on Sunday. Employees at the Harvest Market Thriftway in Estacada tackled the knife-wielding suspect, Joshua Lee Webb, 36, to the ground after he then attacked a checkout clerk, stabbing him just before 2:30 p.m. Minutes after the attack, a 911 caller told…

Experts see possible North Korea links to global cyberattack – Syracuse.com

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Cybersecurity experts are pointing to circumstantial evidence that North Korea may be behind the global “ransomware” attack: the way the hackers took hostage computers and servers across the world was similar to previous cyberattacks attributed to North Korea. Simon Choi, a director at South Korean anti-virus software company Hauri Inc. who has analyzed North Korean malware since 2008 and advises the government, said Tuesday that…

Microsoft’s President Reflects On Cyberattack, Helping Pirates And The NSA – NPR

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Microsoft President Brad Smith speaks at the annual Microsoft shareholders meeting on Nov. 30, 2016, in Bellevue, Wash. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption toggle caption Elaine Thompson/AP Microsoft President Brad Smith speaks at the annual Microsoft shareholders meeting on Nov. 30, 2016, in Bellevue, Wash. Elaine Thompson/AP Microsoft has had a whirlwind last few days. The company’s operating system, Windows, was the target of a massive cyberattack that took down hundreds…