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US Senate Votes To Repeal Obama-Era Internet Privacy Rules – NPR

Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017

The U.S. Senate has a lot going on: confirmation hearings for a Supreme Court nominee, negotiations on repealing the Affordable Care Act, votes on gun sales regulations and bear-hunting rules for Alaska. But a big telecom matter found its way into the schedule: privacy rules for Internet service providers. In a party-line 50-48 vote Thursday, senators approved a resolution to undo sweeping privacy rules adopted by the Obama-era Federal Communications…

GOP health-care plan hangs in balance as House leaders push for Thursday floor vote – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Republican health-care overhaul faces its greatest test ever Thursday as President Trump and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) work feverishly to persuade enough Republican lawmakers to back the measure and push it to a floor vote. Late Wednesday, the White House and House leaders were still scrambling to boost support, and signaled at the 11th hour a willingness to rework the measure to mollify conservatives. On Thursday morning,…

London attack: Khalid Masood named as perpetrator – CNN

Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017

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Nunes apologizes for going directly to White House with monitoring claims – Politico

Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017

Nancy Pelosi calls the Intelligence Committee chairman a ‘stooge for the president of the United States.’ By Austin Wright and Nolan D. McCaskill 03/23/17 11:16 AM EDT Updated 03/23/17 12:21 PM EDT House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes apologized to members of his panel Thursday for not informing Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat, before going public with allegations that Trump transition messages were inadvertently intercepted by U.S. intelligence agencies. A…

‘Why do you say that I have to apologize?’: Trump clashes with reporter who asks repeatedly about false claims – Business Insider

Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017

President Donald Trump at the White House. AP Photo/Evan Vucci Time magazine’s Washington bureau chief, Michael Scherer, confronted President Donald Trump over his history of making statements without providing evidence, saying in an interview published Thursday that “people in your position in the Oval Office have not said things unless they can verify they are true.” Scherer pressed the president to explain controversial allegations, most recently his claim that President…

JCC bomb threats: Teen suspect arrested in Israel – CNN

Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017

Jerusalem (CNN)A Jewish teenager was arrested Thursday in connection with a series of bomb threats that have rattled Jewish institutions and community centers across the US and other countries, Israeli police said. ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘tv/2017/03/03/juan-thompson-arrested-in-threats-against-jewish-centers-the-lead-brynn-gingras-reports.cnn’,width: ’100%’,height: ’100%’,section: ‘domestic’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘body-text_31′,adsection: ‘const-article-inpage’,frameWidth: ’100%’,frameHeight: ’100%’,posterImageOverride: {“mini”:{“height”:124,”width”:220,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”http://i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170303104413-juan-thompson-small-169.jpg”},”xsmall”:{“height”:173,”width”:307,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”http://i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170303104413-juan-thompson-medium-plus-169.jpg”},”small”:{“height”:259,”width”:460,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”http://i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170303104413-juan-thompson-large-169.jpg”},”medium”:{“height”:438,”width”:780,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”http://i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170303104413-juan-thompson-exlarge-169.jpg”},”large”:{“height”:619,”width”:1100,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”http://i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170303104413-juan-thompson-super-169.jpg”},”full16x9″:{“height”:900,”width”:1600,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”http://i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170303104413-juan-thompson-full-169.jpg”},”mini1x1″:{“height”:120,”width”:120,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”http://i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170303104413-juan-thompson-small-11.jpg”}}},autoStartVideo = false,callbackObj,containerEl,currentVideoCollection = [],currentVideoCollectionId = ”,isLivePlayer = false,moveToNextTimeout,mutePlayerEnabled = false,nextVideoId = ”,nextVideoUrl = ”,turnOnFlashMessaging…

Microsoft’s Plan to Dominate Connected Cars – Fortune

Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017

Microsoft has agreed to license its patents for Internet-connected cars to Toyota, its first such deal with an automaker and a signal that it may be willing to partner with others. The tech giant, which announced the deal on Wednesday afternoon, holds a treasure trove of patents that include car operating systems, Wi-Fi, motion sensors, voice recognition, and navigation. Cars are increasingly morphing into computers with wheels, and Microsoft sees…

10 Things I Managed to Do With the $250 Computer From Hell – Gizmodo

Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017

Photos: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo I’ve never been to hell, but I imagine it’s a lot like going to work and using an abysmally slow computer. That’s exactly what I’ve been doing for the past two weeks, as I’ve plodded along in my own personal nightmare using a tiny, $250 PC built for emerging markets. Advertisement The Mission One comes from Endless, a company that spent the last five years selling cheap…

Make sure you’re not replaced by a machine: Microsoft US chief marketer – CNBC

Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017

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Congress vote may overturn Internet privacy rules – USA TODAY

Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017

Broadband privacy regulations passed by the Federal Communications Commission in October 2016 may be repealed by Congress. (Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto) Congress is set to vote Thursday to nullify the new broadband privacy rules passed by the Federal Communications Commission last year. The rules, which would have required Internet service providers to ask customers’ permission to collect, use and sell personal information, were passed Oct. 27, 2016 by the FCC, then chaired…

6 tips for escaping email hell in real estate – Inman.com

Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017

Reposted with permission from Matt Bonelli “Escaping email.” Let’s face it. Email is a great tool, but it can be incredibly distracting. It ultimately becomes a huge time suck and a drain on your mental capacity if not used properly. Check out the video above for some ways you can escape email hell. Here’s the rundown: Never check email right before bed or first thing in the morning, unless you want…

UK Parliament Attack Carried Out by British-Born Man Known to Intelligence – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017

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GOP health care bill: Why some Republicans are opposing it – CBS News

Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017

House Republican leaders are putting their health care bill to a vote Thursday evening, but it is at this point not evident that they have the votes they’ll need to pass the bill. They can lose up to 22 members, assuming that no Democrats will support the bill. Here’s the most current count of the “no” votes, according to CBS News.  Both conservative and moderate Republicans oppose the bill, though…

Manafort is gone, but his business associate remains a key part of Trump’s operation – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017

The White House on Wednesday sought to again distance itself from President Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, who is under increasing scrutiny over his connections to Russian business interests. But even as Trump officials downplay Manafort’s role, his ­decade-long business associate Rick Gates remains entrenched in the president’s operation. Gates is one of four people leading a Trump-blessed group that defends the president’s agenda. As recently as last week,…

4 people, including officer, killed in Wisconsin shootings – WPTV.com

Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017

ROTHSCHILD, Wis. (WGBA) – ROTHSCHILD, Wis – Grief weighed heavily on the community in the Wausau, Wisconsin area on Wednesday after police confirmed four people were killed, including a police officer, in multiple shootings committed by one person on Wednesday. The three civilians and one Everest Metro officer killed are not being named at this time, police said. “Please keep them in your prayers, and with our officers,” said Everest…

Suspect in Manhattan Killing Hated Black Men, Police Say – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017

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Microsoft’s Plan to Dominate Connected Cars – Fortune

Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017

Microsoft has agreed to license its patents for Internet-connected cars to Toyota, its first such deal with an automaker and a signal that it may be willing to partner with others. The tech giant, which announced the deal on Wednesday afternoon, holds a treasure trove of patents that include car operating systems, Wi-Fi, motion sensors, voice recognition, and navigation. Cars are increasingly morphing into computers with wheels, and Microsoft sees…

London attack: Assailant shot dead after 4 killed near Parliament – CNN

Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017

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Microsoft, Toyota sign patent deal, potentially for connected cars – MarketWatch

Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017

Microsoft Corp. agreed Wednesday to license a batch of patents to Toyota Motor Corp. as part of the software giant’s effort to leverage its vast intellectual-property portfolio to become a key provider of connected-car technology. Microsoft has been racing to convince car makers to build connected-car services on top of its Azure cloud-computing service. In a blog post and video…

Making sense of the laptop ban – TechCrunch

Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017

News broke earlier this week that the U.S. would ban laptops and tablets (and any other electronic device larger than a smartphone) from all U.S.-bound flights that take off from 10 airports in the Middle East and Northern Africa. The U.K. then followed suit and instituted its own ban, which targets a slightly different list of airports, which — at least on the face of it — doesn’t make a…