Election Hacking: The Plan to Stop Vladimir Putin’s Plot | Time.com

Election Hacking: The Plan to Stop Vladimir Putin’s Plot | Time.com http://time.com/4865982/secret-plan-stop-vladimir-putin-election-plot/ Riverside County District Attorney Michael Hestrin was at his desk on June 7, 2016, when the calls started coming in. It was the day of the California presidential primary, and upset voters wanted the county’s top prosecutor to know that they had been […] more…

Excerpts From The Times’s Interview With Trump

STEPHEN CROWLEY/THE NEW YORK TIMES By THE NEW YORK TIMES JULY 19, 2017 President Trump spoke on Wednesday with three New York Times reporters — Peter Baker, Michael S. Schmidt and Maggie Haberman — in an exclusive interview in the Oval Office. Also in attendance was Hope Hicks, a White House spokeswoman. At one point, […] more…

‘In Some Respects, We’re A Nation in Crisis Right Now,’ Former CIA Director Says

Leaving federal government service after decades can be, well, liberating. Just ask James Clapper, the former director of national intelligence, and John Brennan, the former leader of the Central Intelligence Agency. They unloaded on President Trump and the “baffling” way he has embraced Russia while criticizing his own intelligence apparatus during a session at the […] more…

Trump ends covert CIA program to arm anti-Assad rebels in Syria, a move sought by Moscow – The Washington Post

Trump ends covert CIA program to arm anti-Assad rebels in Syria, a move sought by Moscow – The Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-ends-covert-cia-program-to-arm-anti-assad-rebels-in-syria-a-move-sought-by-moscow/2017/07/19/b6821a62-6beb-11e7-96ab-5f38140b38cc_story.html?utm_term=.8dbe65a22175 President Trump has decided to end the CIA’s covert program to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels battling the government of Bashar al-Assad, a move long sought by Russia, according to U.S. officials. The […] more…

Trump had undisclosed hour-long meeting with Putin at G-20 summit – The Washington Post

Trump had undisclosed hour-long meeting with Putin at G-20 summit – The Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-had-undisclosed-hour-long-meeting-with-putin-at-g20-summit/2017/07/18/39c18dd4-6bd0-11e7-96ab-5f38140b38cc_story.html?utm_term=.8269e588388e After his much-publicized two-and-a-quarter-hour meeting early this month with Russian President Vladi­mir Putin at the Group of 20 summit in Germany, President Trump chatted informally with the Russian leader for up to an additional hour later the same day. The […] more…

This Is How Your Fear and Outrage Are Being Sold for Profit

People prefer to click, comment, and share the things that make them feel good — and stories that confirm beliefs feel good. How It’s Changing Us When perceived threats become “realities” Engagement optimization has distorted our perception of threats. For most of our species’ history, available information tended to be really helpful for our survival. If you heard […] more…

You Don’t Have to be College-Bound to Take a Gap Year – NYTimes.com

You Don’t Have to be College-Bound to Take a Gap Year – NYTimes.com https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/07/14/your-money/you-dont-have-to-be-college-bound-to-take-a-gap-year.html?action=click&module=Discovery&pgtype=Homepage July 14, 2017 Kathy Thomas, who retired from a bank, has had several gap experiences, including a stint at an elephant sanctuary run by a nonprofit in Thailand. Peggy Martin-McGuire Retiring By MARK MILLER Dr. Dennis Sinar remembers when it dawned […] more…

US Navy drone-killing laser weapon USS Ponce – CNNPolitics.com

US Navy drone-killing laser weapon USS Ponce – CNNPolitics.com http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/17/politics/us-navy-drone-laser-weapon/index.html (CNN)In the sometimes hostile waters of the Persian Gulf looms the US Navy’s first — in fact, the world’s first — active laser weapon. The LaWS, an acronym for Laser Weapons System, is not science fiction. It is not experimental. It is deployed on board […] more…

Elon Musk tonGovernors: Regulate AI

Tesla CEO Elon Musk, speaking to U.S. governors this weekend, told the political leaders that artificial intelligence poses an “existential threat” to human civilization. At the bipartisan National Governors Association in Rhode Island, Musk also spoke about energy sources, his own electric car company and space travel. But when Gov. Brian Sandoval of Nevada, grinning, […] more…

Donald Trump Jr. E-mails: Proof Trump Campaign Attempted Collusion with Russia | National Review

Donald Trump Jr. E-mails: Proof Trump Campaign Attempted Collusion with Russia | National Review http://www.nationalreview.com/article/449376/donald-trump-jr-e-mails-proof-trump-campaign-attempted-collusion-russia July 11, 2017 2:24 PM Just hours ago, Donald Trump Jr. released one of the more astounding e-mail chains of the entire Russia controversy. The end result is that Americans may now be introduced to the term “attempted collusion.” Or, […] more…
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