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Laptop and gadget ban on flights from the Middle East to Britain and America begins amid fears of ISIS plot to down … – Daily Mail

Sunday, March 26, 2017

A controversial ban on carry-on laptops and tablets on flights from the Middle East to the United States and Britain has gone into into effect. Passengers were told to stash their electronics on direct flights to the UK from Turkey, Egypt, Tunisia, Lebanon, Jordan and Saudi Arabia on Saturday. They described the ban as a ‘hassle’ and claimed boarding was a ‘massive, slow process’ as airport employees were checking all…

Google Chrome has a VERY cheeky message for people who watch too much PORN – Express.co.uk

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Google Chrome is a treasure trove of hidden messages, subtle nods and winks. The world’s most popular web browser has a number of hidden features – including an incredibly addictive video game. Google has also included a tongue-in-cheek message to people who use Incognito Mode, which allows users to browse the web without the Google Chrome saving your web history or form data. If you reach 100 tabs on the…

Nuke the Internet From Orbit? – Washington Free Beacon

Sunday, March 26, 2017

A computer gamer in Osnabrueck, Germany. / Getty Images BY: Jack ButlerMarch 26, 2017 4:50 am What if the Internet shut down? The Internet is so enmeshed in modern life that such a question seems unthinkable, an apocalyptic disaster of the sort reserved for fiction, such as E.M. Forster’s startlingly prescient 1909 short story “The Machine Stops.” But at the end of February, huge swaths of the Internet went dark due…

The strange journey of a Chinese Internet addict — from cybercafes to pole dancing – Los Angeles Times

Sunday, March 26, 2017

After spending three days and three nights at an Internet cafe, Hou Xing reluctantly parted with his keyboard, stepped out into the blistering sun and collapsed. His parents found him there a few hours later, barely conscious. At 14, Hou was thin as a rail, with a back curved from hours spent hunched over a computer screen. His days were consumed by “The World of Legend,” a massive, multiplayer, online…

‘Full Measure': FOIA – WJLA

Sunday, March 26, 2017

EN wins top journalism honors – mySanAntonio.com

Sunday, March 26, 2017

More Information Express-News honored Star Breaking News Report of the Year: San Antonio Express-News staff, 1st Place Star Designer of the Year: Adrian Alvarez, 1st place Star Reporter of the Year: Martin Kuz, 2nd place Star Photojournalist of the Year: Lisa Krantz, honorable mention Star Opinion Writer of the Year: Josh Brodesky, 2nd place 1st Place Business Reporting: Katherine Blunt 1st Place News Design: Emilio Rabago 2nd Place Deadline Writing:…

Laptop ban ‘mystery': Why did the US and UK choose different countries – CNNMoney

Sunday, March 26, 2017

The U.S. and U.K. governments stunned the world this week by declaring passengers would be forbidden from carrying many electronic devices aboard flights from airports across the Middle East and North Africa. The sudden moves, attributed to fears terrorists could plant explosives in devices bigger than a smartphone, left airlines scrambling and travelers confused about what to do with their laptops and tablets. ‘; for (i = 0; i 4)…

Trump’s Laptop Ban Is Proof His Hands Aren’t Tied, Hawaii Says – Bloomberg

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Hawaii’s attorney general says new U.S. government rules prohibiting the use of laptops and other electronic gadgets on flights from eight Muslim-majority nations prove that President Donald Trump’s control of immigration and national security isn’t hampered by the state’s lawsuit over his travel ban. The ban on large electronic devices, announced Tuesday, failed to trigger widespread condemnation and litigation the way Trump’s March 6 executive order against travel from six Muslim-majority…

Trump’s path forward only gets tougher after health-care fiasco – Washington Post

Sunday, March 26, 2017

The stunning collapse of the Republican health-care bill now imperils the rest of President Trump’s ambitious congressional agenda, with few prospects for quick victory on tax reform, construction projects or a host of other issues in the months ahead despite complete GOP control of government. While Republicans broadly share the goal of Trump’s promised “big tax cuts,” the president will have to bridge many of the same divides within his…

Violence breaks out at pro-Trump rally in Huntington Beach – Los Angeles Times

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Marchers and counterprotesters clashed Saturday at a Make America Great Again gathering in Huntington Beach after an anti-President Trump protester doused marchers with pepper spray. The anti-Trump protester, dressed in all black and wearing a mask, attacked an organizer of the event, Jennifer Sterling, and other members of the march with the irritant, causing a group of marchers to tackle the masked man, punching and kicking him. The use of…

Laptop ban ‘mystery': Why did the US and UK choose different countries – CNNMoney

Sunday, March 26, 2017

The U.S. and U.K. governments stunned the world this week by declaring passengers would be forbidden from carrying many electronic devices aboard flights from airports across the Middle East and North Africa. The sudden moves, attributed to fears terrorists could plant explosives in devices bigger than a smartphone, left airlines scrambling and travelers confused about what to do with their laptops and tablets. ‘; for (i = 0; i 4)…

Trump’s Laptop Ban Is Proof His Hands Aren’t Tied, Hawaii Says – Bloomberg

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Hawaii’s attorney general says new U.S. government rules prohibiting the use of laptops and other electronic gadgets on flights from eight Muslim-majority nations prove that President Donald Trump’s control of immigration and national security isn’t hampered by the state’s lawsuit over his travel ban. The ban on large electronic devices, announced Tuesday, failed to trigger widespread condemnation and litigation the way Trump’s March 6 executive order against travel from six Muslim-majority…

Middle East Laptop Ban May See Less Visitors Traveling – The Public Slate

Sunday, March 26, 2017

As the U.S. and U.K. imposed a Middle East laptop ban, visitors may decide to curtail non-essential traveling to affected countries. The barring of carry-on electronics, larger than a smartphone, for those traveling to several Middle Eastern airports, was released in a statement by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Middle East Ban on Electronics as Safety Measure The Middle East…

I tried to take a laptop on a flight – here’s what happened – Telegraph.co.uk

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Thousands of travelers were forced to put iPads, laptops and tablets into their checked luggage on Saturday as Britain’s ban on electronics on flights from six predominantly Muslim countries came into effect.  The new policy – introduced in response to intelligence that al-Qaeda is trying to plant explosives inside electronic devices – was met with frustration from business travellers and passengers facing long flights without entertainment but appeared to roll…

What’s the best cheap laptop? – PC Advisor

Sunday, March 26, 2017

What’s the best cheap laptop? Jump straight to the reviews The best cheap laptop is the HP 250 G5, but also check out the Asus X555LA and Chuwi LapBook 14.1. Learn more about the top budget laptops in our buying guide and reviews below. If you have a really limited budget, you can check out our roundup of the Best Chromebooks which start at £199. However, ultra-cheap Windows laptops to compete with…

Senate votes to kill internet privacy protections – FOX 61

Sunday, March 26, 2017

A man  uses a laptop in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images) Consumer rights vs. company rights WASHINGTON —  The Republican-controlled Senate voted on Thursday to repeal a set of internet privacy rules that would have barred providers from selling off their customers’ web histories without their permission. The rules — which were passed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in October but had not yet gone into effect —…

A VPN can stop internet companies from selling your data — but it’s not a magic bullet – The Verge

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Earlier this week, the Senate voted to repeal privacy measures that would stop internet service providers from sharing their users’ internet activity with third parties. Those rules were passed in October, but not only does this vote undo them, it prevents the FCC from reinstating similar rules in the future. This is great for broadband companies, but if you’re one of these companies’ users, what are you supposed to do?…

‘Full Measure': FOIA – WJLA

Sunday, March 26, 2017

FOIA: A Virginia tradition, often flouted – Daily Press

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Back in the 1600s, when Archbishop William Laud was using the secret Star Chamber as a court to punish Puritans and King Charles I used that same court to make law when he suspended Parliament, Virginia’s judges and elected lawmakers did their business in the public eye. Openness in government and in the courts is a Virginia – and Peninsula – tradition. After all, it was in response to a…

Recycled fashion revolution – Otago Daily Times

Sunday, March 26, 2017

A Dunedin-based sustainable fashion series is set to return next month — but this time it will run twice as long as last year’s event. Just Atelier’s “Unstitched: Local Fashion Revolution” project — which had its week-long debut under the support of Urban Dream Brokerage last year — will run for a month this April. It offers workshops on mending and “upcycling” clothing and other items, as well as information…