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Fox thrives despite scandals involving O’Reilly and Ailes – Washington Post

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

NEW YORK — The founder of Fox News Channel was forced out in a sexual harassment scandal last summer. The network’s No. 1 star, Bill O’Reilly, has been accused of crude and vindictive behavior toward women. Lawsuits depict a toxic environment at the company’s New York headquarters. And yet, by the most important yardstick for television executives, Fox is thriving as never before. The network just finished the first three…

The Latest: Police reform hard without courts, advocates say – Washington Post

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

BALTIMORE — The Latest on the Department of Justice’s request for more time to “review and assess” a proposed agreement to overhaul the Baltimore Police Department (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Some reform advocates say Chicago won’t be able to overhaul its 12,000-officer police force without court oversight. The issue arose after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Monday that he’ll review the effectiveness of existing and proposed consent decrees. Such…

Senate plunges toward historic rules change in Supreme Court standoff – Washington Post

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

The Senate plowed Tuesday toward a historic and bitter showdown over President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, with a parade of lawmakers taking to the Senate floor to deliver politically charged speeches for and against the president’s pick as a final vote neared. There was no sign of compromise as the chamber formally opened debate on Judge Neil Gorsuch, who Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell predicted will be confirmed on Friday…

Laptop bomb threat could be expanded to more nations, DHS says – USA TODAY

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share The United States and the United Kingdom are setting new carry-on restrictions for certain flights that ban laptops and other large electronic devices. Josh King has the story (@abridgetoland). Buzz60 A Libyan traveller packs his laptop in his suitcase before boarding his flight for London from Tunisia.(Photo: FETHI BELAID, AFP/Getty Images) WASHINGTON — Additional airports and electronics could be added to the Department of Homeland…

Trump’s Muslim Laptop Ban – POLITICO Magazine

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Getty War Room By Charles Kurzman April 04, 2017 Every day, dozens of airplanes arrive in the United States from 10 Muslim-majority countries. All of these countries are active partners in the coalition against the self-proclaimed Islamic State. All of them sent senior officials to Washington last month to coordinate the next phase in this struggle. The day before the coalition met, the Trump administration announced that no direct flights…

Microsoft Made a Snapchat-Like App for the iPhone – Fortune

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

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Socialize the Internet – Jacobin magazine

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

The new issue of Jacobin, “Journey to the Dark Side,” is out now. Subscribe for the first time at a discount. No company knows more about where you go online than your Internet service provider (ISP). Almost everything you do on the Internet leaves a trace. And the most revealing traces aren’t left on the various platforms you use — Google and Facebook, for instance — but on the service you…

Web inventor: Internet should ‘promote truth’ – CNNMoney

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

When Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the world wide web in 1989, it was designed to be an open place where anyone could contribute. But decades later, the proliferation of fake news and vitriol on social media has led some early pioneers to question how we can combat bad information. “Keeping the web open isn’t enough,” Berners-Lee told CNNTech in an interview. On Tuesday, Berners-Lee received the $1 million ACM Turing…

With Yahoo and AOL Gone, Here’s a Look Back at the Internet Graveyard – NBCNews.com

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Yahoo and AOL are in the news this week after it was announced the companies — no longer the nineties powerhouses they once were — will become part of a Verizon owned media company called Oath. Sure, AOL was founded in 1985 and Yahoo in 1995, but the two became global forces at a pivotal time in the nineties when many Americans welcomed this newfangled thing called the web into…

Microsoft Is Sending A Very Clear Message With The Xbox Scorpio Reveal – Forbes

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Microsoft image credit: Microsoft We’ll be hearing more about the Xbox Scorpio this week. Rumors were swirling around yesterday, but now we’ve got some confirmation. Microsoft and Digital Foundry will be revealing the more powerful follow-up to the Xbox One on Thursday, where we can expect to get some concrete details on a machine that’s only existed in theory so far. It’s a big moment for Microsoft, which is trying…

Apple will release a pro iMac later this year – The Verge

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Apple is trying to calm professionals who are concerned the company is abandoning them and macOS. The iPhone maker revealed its plans for a new Mac Pro with a pro display today, and it’s also announcing plans to release pro models of the iMac. “We have big plans for the iMac,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s SVP of worldwide marketing, in an interview with BuzzFeed News. “We’re going to begin making…

Russia Bomber Is Identified, Officials Say, as Death Toll Rises – New York Times

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

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Syria gas attack reportedly kills dozens, including children – CNN

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

(CNN)Dozens of people, including at least ten children, have been killed and more than 200 injured in a suspected chemical attack in northern Syria, multiple activist groups said. ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘politics/2017/04/04/john-mccain-syrian-chemical-attack-seen-this-movie-before-sot-newday.cnn’,width: ‘100%’,height: ‘100%’,section: ‘domestic’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘body-text_29’,adsection: ‘const-article-inpage’,frameWidth: ‘100%’,frameHeight: ‘100%’,posterImageOverride: {“mini”:{“height”:124,”width”:220,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170404082215-mccain-newday-small-169.jpg”},”xsmall”:{“height”:173,”width”:307,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170404082215-mccain-newday-medium-plus-169.jpg”},”small”:{“height”:259,”width”:460,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170404082215-mccain-newday-large-169.jpg”},”medium”:{“height”:438,”width”:780,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170404082215-mccain-newday-exlarge-169.jpg”},”large”:{“height”:619,”width”:1100,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170404082215-mccain-newday-super-169.jpg”},”full16x9″:{“height”:900,”width”:1600,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170404082215-mccain-newday-full-169.jpg”},”mini1x1″:{“height”:120,”width”:120,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170404082215-mccain-newday-small-11.jpg”}}},autoStartVideo = false,callbackObj,containerEl,currentVideoCollection = [],currentVideoCollectionId = ”,isLivePlayer = false,moveToNextTimeout,mutePlayerEnabled = false,nextVideoId = ”,nextVideoUrl = ”,turnOnFlashMessaging = false,videoPinner,videoEndSlateImpl;if (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist ===…

Sweeping Federal Review Could Affect Consent Decrees Nationwide – New York Times

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

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Democrats secure enough votes to block Gorsuch, setting stage for ‘nuclear’ option – Washington Post

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Senate Democrats secured enough votes Monday to filibuster the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court, making it all but certain that Republicans will change the rules of the chamber to ensure his confirmation later this week. Democratic opposition to Gorsuch has been building for days, and five more senators announced Monday that they would vote against him. That gives Democrats more than the requisite 41 senators…

NCAA Championship: How UNC Won Its Sixth Title – New York Times

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

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Laptop ban neglects key security standards – CNN

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

CNN national security analyst Juliette Kayyem is the author of the best-selling “Security Mom: An Unclassified Guide to Protecting Our Homeland and Your Home.” She is a professor at Harvard’s Kennedy School, a former assistant secretary of homeland security in the Obama administration, host of the national security podcast The SCIF and founder of Kayyem Solutions, a security consulting firm. The opinions expressed in this commentary are hers. (CNN)There’s something…

HP Elitebook x360 review: A work laptop you’ll like using at home – Ars Technica

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

reader comments 16 Whether you like it or not, you probably spend more time on your work computer than your personal machine. If those devices happen to be one and the same, then you probably want something thin, light, and attractive, not one of the bulky business laptops of yore. HP’s newest release, the Elitebook x360, may be geared toward working professionals, but like other HP business laptops we’ve seen in…

Best budget-friendly laptops, spring 2017: HP, Dell, and Apple – Fox News

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Finding a good budget laptop isn’t easy. But they’re out there. Here are five lower-cost portables under $800 worth pondering.  Note that these laptops aren’t the cheapest of the cheap since rock-bottom pricing is almost never synonymous with quality and durability.  Apple 13-inch MacBook Air: $799.99 The current physical design of the MacBook Air has been around since 2010 and, except for updated processors and other internals, has…

Laptops offer only HALF the battery life promised on sale – Daily Mail

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Which? survey found most laptops last for fewer hours than claimed HP and Dell laptops offer less than half the battery life that they advertise  Apple Macbook came out on top and exceeded its claimed 10-hour battery life  By Daisy Dunne For Mailonline Published: 05:23 EDT, 4 April 2017 | Updated: 09:04 EDT, 4 April 2017 e-mail 8 View comments Many of the world’s most popular laptops offer almost half the…