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Outgoing White House National Security Adviser Says U.S. Hasn’t Been Tough Enough On Russia

President Donald Trump’s departing national security advisor H.R. McMaster said Washington has not gone far enough to punish Russia for interfering in U.S. elections and using a nerve agent to poison a former spy in England, Raw Story reported. In a speech late Tuesday to the Atlantic Council ahead of his exit from the White House, McMaster told the leaders of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania and other nations that Russia remains a threat to open societies and international peace. He cited the attempted assassination in England of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia with a banned nerve …read more

Zuckerberg: Most of Facebook’s 2 billion users should assume their data has been compromised

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg today revealed that all of its 2.2 billion users should assume their public data has been compromised by third-party scrapers. The source of this vulnerability is Facebook’s search function, which allows anyone to look up users via their email address or phone numbers. Users have to opt into it, via an option that lets their names come up in searches. The security settings have this option on by default. In a blog post from CTO Mike Schroepfer, Facebook hinted at the scope of the problem: However, malicious actors have also abused these features to scrape public… …read more

Stock Market Rebounds After Early Plunge On Trade Fears

After an early jolt, stocks rallied and finished higher Wednesday as investors bet that back-and-forth tariff threats between the U.S. and China won’t blossom into a bigger dispute that damages global commerce, The Associated Press reported. The Dow Jones industrial average plunged 501 points after the opening bell but made it all back, and more. Household goods makers, retailers and homebuilders led the way, while technology companies reversed some early losses. But two major targets of China’s possible tariffs, aerospace company Boeing and farm equipment maker Deere, finished lower. The early declines followed an announcement by the Chinese government that …read more

Trump To Sign Proclamation To Send National Guard Troops To Mexican Border

President Trump will sign a proclamation Wednesday sending National Guard troops to the southern border to ramp up security efforts, the administration announced, after days of warnings from the president about the dangers of illegal immigration, The Washington Post reported. The National Guard will be sent to assist Border Patrol agents until legislation is passed to close “loopholes” that the Trump administration says allow certain undocumented immigrants to stay in the country and the “catch-and-release” policy is ended, according to a person familiar with the expected White House proposal. Catch and release is a practice of releasing undocumented immigrants from …read more

Facebook’s privacy lockdown broke Tinder

In case you haven’t heard, Facebook’s been having a rough time. Misuse of user data in the Cambridge Analytica scandal may have affected as many as 87 million users, so Facebook decided to seriously clamp down on the amount of data developers could use. That little move happened to break Tinder. As spotted by New York Magazine, Facebook’s privacy changes seem to have caused something to go wrong with the way Tinder uses Facebook information. Users were logged out of their accounts, asked to log back in, and the caught in a loop. That’s going to screw up a lot… …read more