Trump is prepared to slap sanctions on Venezuela
Uncategorized / julho 31, 2017

by Patrick Gillespie and Elise Labott   @CNNMoney July 30, 2017: 6:42 PM ET The United States is considering sanctions that would strike at the only source of cash for troubled Venezuela: Oil. Two senior administration officials told CNN Sunday that sanctions could be announced as early as Monday. The Venezuelan government on Sunday held a controversial vote that President Trump and many other critics say will erode any last signs of democracy in the South American nation. ‘; var storytext = document.getElementById(‘storytext’); var heightToSkip = 0; function resetValues() { totalHeight = 0; targetChildElement = null; } // Check if story is in the blacklist of articles to remove smartassets // [2017.07.27] Results of a one-off request from r.barbieri if(BLACKLIST[location.pathname] === true) { return } if(storytext == null) { console.log(“Error finding storytext element for SA embed”); return; } for ( i = 0; i 0) { heightToSkip -= storytext.childNodes[i].clientHeight; resetValues(); } else if(heightToSkip minHeight && targetChildElement != null) { //console.log(“total height = ” + totalHeight); //console.log(“childNode = ” + targetChildElement); storytext.childNodes[targetChildElement].insertAdjacentHTML(‘afterend’, smartAssetDiv); smartasset = document.getElementById(‘smartasset-article’); smartasset.style.float = ‘left’; // allows module to have text float to right smartasset.style.marginRight =’20px’; smartasset.style.marginBottom =’25px’; //console.log(storytext.childNodes[targetChildElement]); //SMARTASSET.setDivIndex(targetChildElement); SMARTASSET.setSmartAssetScript(); /* bail out since we’re done…

The U.S. Army is teaching kids how to hack at DEF CON
Uncategorized / julho 30, 2017

At DEF CON, anyone can learn to hack — toddlers included. In a packed room at one of the largest hacking conferences in the world, kids are learning how to hack everything from door locks to computer games to hardware. They’re participating in the r00tz Asylum hacking event, which is designed exclusively for youngsters. This year, the U.S. Army — in partnership with the security firm Synack — is teaching these children “white hat,” or ethical hacking skills, says Daniel Lim, first lieutenant of the U.S. Army Cyber Command, who is leading the workshop. “We’ll be teaching basic exploitation using open source tools and basic command line tools,” Lim said. “This is designed for complete beginners.” The training is similar to what the Army teaches its soldiers at the U.S. Army Cyber School, where Lim was an instructor. Eventually, some of these kids might one day hack the government. And that’s a good thing. To bolster its cyber defenses, the Army and other government agencies try to penetrate their own systems through hacking. But the talent pool needs to grow. It’s expected that there will be a job shortage of almost 2 million cybersecurity professionals by 2022. This event can…

AT&T names John Stankey to run Time Warner media businesses
Uncategorized / julho 29, 2017

John Stankey, one of the top lieutenants to AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson, will oversee Time Warner’s media businesses after AT&T’s acquisition of the company is complete, AT&T announced Friday. Stankey knows AT&T inside and out, having worked there for three decades in a number of leadership positions, including chief strategy officer, CEO of business solutions, and CEO of operations. Soon he will have oversight of some of the best-known media brands in the world, including HBO, Warner Bros., and CNN. AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner’s media brands was announced in October 2016. The two companies expect the deal to receive regulatory approval and take effect by the end of the year. In anticipation of the deal’s completion, AT&T is putting a new leadership structure in place, with Stephenson remaining in charge as chairman and CEO. The structure was reported by news outlets earlier this month, and confirmed by the company on Friday. Stankey will effectively succeed Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes, who had previously said he will step down after the sale. AT&T said Friday that Stankey will lead AT&T’s “Time Warner Merger Integration Planning Team,” working with Bewkes, and then become “CEO of AT&T’s media company once the merger…

Four huge airlines on three continents are creating a virtual super-airline
Uncategorized / julho 28, 2017

Four huge airlines on three continents want to create a virtual super-airline. They plan to spend more than $1 billion to do it. In a series of transactions announced Thursday, Delta Air Lines (DAL) and Shanghai-based China Eastern (CEA)are each buying 10% of Air France/KLM (AFLYY)Group. And Air France/KLM will buy 31% of Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic Airways. ‘; var storytext = document.getElementById(‘storytext’); var heightToSkip = 0; function resetValues() { totalHeight = 0; targetChildElement = null; } if(storytext == null) { console.log(“Error finding storytext element for SA embed”); return; } for ( i = 0; i 0) { heightToSkip -= storytext.childNodes[i].clientHeight; resetValues(); } else if(heightToSkip minHeight && targetChildElement != null) { //console.log(“total height = ” + totalHeight); //console.log(“childNode = ” + targetChildElement); storytext.childNodes[targetChildElement].insertAdjacentHTML(‘afterend’, smartAssetDiv); smartasset = document.getElementById(‘smartasset-article’); smartasset.style.float = ‘left’; // allows module to have text float to right smartasset.style.marginRight =’20px’; smartasset.style.marginBottom =’25px’; //console.log(storytext.childNodes[targetChildElement]); //SMARTASSET.setDivIndex(targetChildElement); SMARTASSET.setSmartAssetScript(); /* bail out since we’re done */ break; } } /* div with id=”smartassetcontainer”. Sanity check to only embed once */ else if (storytext.childNodes[i].nodeName.toLowerCase() === ‘div’ && storytext.childNodes[i].id !== “undefined” && storytext.childNodes[i].id === “smartassetcontainer”) { break; } /* div with id=”ie_column” */ else if (storytext.childNodes[i].nodeName.toLowerCase() === ‘div’ && storytext.childNodes[i].id !== “undefined” && storytext.childNodes[i].id ===…

Apple supplier Foxconn says it will build big Wisconsin factory
Uncategorized / julho 27, 2017

Foxconn, the Taiwanese manufacturer that makes electronics for Apple and other tech companies, is coming to Wisconsin. The firm will invest $10 billion in Wisconsin to build a new manufacturing plant that produces LCD panels. The project will create 13,000 new jobs and should be completed by 2020, according to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. Foxconn’s estimate on jobs was more conservative. In a statement, the company said the project will create 3,000 jobs with the “potential” to generate up to 13,000 new jobs. Foxconn announced the investment from the White House. CEO Terry Gou was flanked by Walker, Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan. President Trump later joined them. Walker and Ryan thanked Trump for his work on the deal. “One thing we know about this president is how committed he is to reviving American manufacturing and bringing jobs home. This right here shows actual results,” said Ryan, a Republican who represents Wisconsin. Trump called Gou “one of the great businessmen anywhere in the world.” Shortly after President Trump’s inauguration, Gou began teasing plans to invest more than $7 billion in a plant for producing displays, with the potential to create as many as 50,000 jobs. However,…

Scaramucci begins White House press shop shake-up
Uncategorized / julho 25, 2017

Newly-minted White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci told Politico on Tuesday that he planned to fire an assistant press secretary at the White House. That was news to the staffer, Michael Short, who told CNN minutes after the story broke: “No one has told me anything.” Scaramucci has said that he would reshuffle the White House’s press and communications operations in an effort to stem the flow of internal leaks and Scaramucci warned in the Tuesday Politico interview that he would continue to oust members of the White House’s communications team until the leaks stopped. “No one has told me anything and the entire premise is false,” Short said Tuesday morning, referring to the Politico story that suggested his firing was tied to Scaramucci’s efforts to root out leaks. Early Tuesday afternoon, though, Short told multiple reporters that he had resigned. At a gaggle with reporters late Tuesday morning, Scaramucci specifically pointed to the report of Short’s possible firing as a reason that leaks need to stop — even though he was reportedly the one who’d told Politico that Short would be fired. “Let’s say I’m firing Michael Short today. The fact that you guys know about it before he…

Manhattan home prices soar to median $972,000
Uncategorized / julho 25, 2017

While home prices in other parts of the country are still 20% below their housing boom peak, demand for large, luxury apartments has helped home prices in Manhattan almost fully recover from the housing bust. Source link