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| |Who Will Trump Nominate To Succeed Ruth Bader Ginsburg? Some Possible Contenders. Hours after the announcement that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died Friday evening, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declared that if President Trump made a nomination, as he is expected to, McConnell would bring it...
| |As Trump Holds Back, Tech Firms Step In On Election Security Adam Schiff was in the audience at the 2018 Aspen Security Forum when a Microsoft executive mentioned an attempted hacking of three politicians up for reelection. It was the first that Schiff, then the top Democrat on the House Intelligence...
| |McConnell Vows To Move Forward With Replacing Ginsburg, But Does He Have The Votes? Mitch McConnell vowed to hold a vote on a replacement for Ruth Bader Ginsburg, but the big question is whether he has the votes to confirm a Supreme Court Justice only six weeks before the presidential election.
| |Police Launch Homicide Inquiry After German Hospital Hack - BBC News Police launch homicide inquiry after German hospital hackBBC News
| |As Trump Courts Black Voters, Critics See A Depression Strategy While the president’s team touts its efforts to court a community that Republicans have long ignored, critics describe them as part of a cynical “depression strategy” designed to minimize Black American turnout.
| |Trump Reportedly Approves TikTok Sale To Oracle, Walmart 19th Sep 2020 [5 days ago] from PCWorld President Trump has signed off on a deal that will put TikTok’s U.S. operations under control of Oracle, Walmart, and other U.S. investors, apparently in exchange for a $5 billion fund that Oracle and Walmart would set up to fund the...
| |Firefox Bug Lets You Hijack Nearby Mobile Browsers Via WiFi 18th Sep 2020 [7 days ago] from ZDNet Mozilla says users should update as soon as possible to Firefox v79 for Android.
| |Fact Check: In 2016, Ginsburg Said President Is Elected For Four Years Not Three Years A post attributes a 2016 quote to the late jurist about presidential power to appoint Supreme Court justices. The post is missing context.
| |Biden News: Former VP Says He Is Worried Americans Are At Risk Of Becoming Numb To The Coronavirus Death Toll Follow the latest updates
| |Pelosi Wont Rule Out New Impeachment To Delay Supreme Court Vote If Biden Wins Well, we have our options, Pelosi told ABCs This Week. We have arrows in our quiver that I’m not about to discuss right now.
| |Republicans Cant Be Stopped From Confirming Trumps Supreme Court Nominee, Senate Democrat Says Senator Sheldon Whitehouse tells “Skullduggery” Democrats do not have the votes to stop the Republicans from confirming Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburgs replacement. It could happen before the election.
| |Louisville Federal Buildings Close As City Awaits State Findings On Breonna Taylor Federal officials have not announced why at least two buildings are closing to the public, but there is anticipation of a possible announcement on the Breonna Taylor investigation.
| |US Govt Orders Federal Agencies To Patch Dangerous Zerologon Bug By Monday 20th Sep 2020 [5 days ago] from ZDNet DHS CISA tells government agencies to patch Zerologon bug by Monday, citing "unacceptable risk" posed to federal networks.
| |As Smoke Lifts On Californias Coast, It Lingers In Central Valley, Where Farmworkers Have No Refuge Hazardous smoke from wildfires across the West is presenting the latest danger for the men and women who pick America’s fruit and vegetable crops.
| |Desperate For Ammunition: Trump Accused Of Turning UN Speech Into Election Rally After Railing Against China Over Covid ‘The United Nations must hold China accountable for their actions’
| |Misconfigured UTAS SharePoint Site Exposed 20,000 Students Details 20th Sep 2020 [4 days ago] from iTnews Security settings allowed broad access to files.
| |Trump Asked A Group Of Women At His Campaign Rally If Their Husbands Are Okay With Their Attendance The remarks came as President Trump promised to nominate a woman to the Supreme Court to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday.
| |Hackers Leak Details Of 1,000 High-ranking Belarus Police Officers 20th Sep 2020 [5 days ago] from ZDNet Hackers promise to leak more if police crackdown against anti-government protesters continues.
| |Republicans Tell The Truth About Biden Probe: “It Would Certainly Help Donald Trump Win Re-election” Democrats compared the admission to Kevin McCarthys 2015 boast that the Benghazi probe was aimed to hurt Clinton
| |A Real-life Maze Ransomware Attack – “If At First You Don’t Succeed…” The crooks wanted $15,000,000. They didnt get it. Huzzah!
| |White House Dismisses Criticism Of Persistent Coronavirus Supply Chain Problems As Work Of Useful Idiot The White House is objecting to a new report that concludes that the U.S. continues to struggle with supply chain logistics that have led to shortages of PPE and diagnostic tests.
| |US District Court Blocks Trumps WeChat Ban 20th Sep 2020 [4 days ago] from ZDNet The presiding judge granted the motion to block the ban as there is scant little evidence that it effectively addresses national security concerns.
| |Judge Narrows Tesla Lawsuit Against Former Employee 19th Sep 2020 [5 days ago] from iTnews Accused of hacking computers and leaking proprietary data.
| |Healthcare Lags Behind In Critical Vulnerability Management, Banks Hold Their Ground 22nd Sep 2020 [3 days ago] from ZDNet New research sheds light on which industries are performing well when it comes to patching high-risk bugs.
| |Massive Dark Web Bust Seizes $6.5 Million From 179 Drug Dealers Massive Dark Web Bust Seizes $6.5 Million From 179 Drug Dealers