WASHINGTON-Before the 2016 presidential election, a longtime Republican opposition researcher mounted an independent campaign to obtain emails he believed were stolen from Hillary Clinton’s private server, likely by Russian hackers. In conversations with members of his circle and with others he tried to recruit to help him, the GOP operative, Peter W.
When Dell recently surveyed its 110,000 employees about their work habits, it discovered something surprising: While only 17% of Dell’s employees were formally authorized to work wherever they prefer, 58% were already working remotely at least one day a week. That’s good news, says Steve Price, chief human resources officer at Dell.
Alphabet Inc.’s Google is planning to introduce an ad-blocking feature in the mobile and desktop versions of its popular Chrome web browser, according to people familiar with the company’s plans. The ad-blocking feature, which could be switched on by default within Chrome, would filter out certain online ad types deemed to provide bad…
Mike Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, has told the FBI and congressional committees investigating the Trump campaign’s potential ties to Russia that he is willing to be interviewed in exchange for a grant of immunity from prosecution, according to officials with knowledge of the matter.
Admit it: At one point or another, you have probably said something unpleasant online that you later regretted-and that you wouldn’t have said in person. It might have seemed justified, but to someone else, it probably felt inappropriate, egregious or like a personal attack. In other words, you were a troll.
WASHINGTON-President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Saturday to restructure the National Security Council in a way that a White House official said would make the operation “more adaptive to the modern threats that we face.” The White House didn’t immediately release the text of the executive order.
President Trump repeated his vow Tuesday to “send in the Feds” if the authorities in Chicago are unable to quell the violence there. His sense of urgency about what he rightly labels the “carnage” in Chicago is welcome. By contrast, President Obama last year dismissed the rising homicides nationwide as a mere “uptick in murders and violent crime in some cities.”
What is this? Recent posts from sources where the majority of shared articles aligned “very liberal” (blue, on the left) and “very conservative” (red, on the right) in a large Facebook study.
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Google is stepping up its efforts to serve speedy content to mobile internet users with its Accelerated Mobile Pages, but the initiative is getting mixed reviews from publishers as some worry about its impact on their advertising revenue.
Donald Trump is stepping up warnings about “rigged” elections as he trails in polls and faces a mutiny in his own party. At two rallies Monday in Pennsylvania, the Republican presidential nominee told thousands of supporters the election could be “stolen from us.” A Wall Street Journal/NBC News/Marist poll showed him trailing by 12…
Egypt said Friday it had located parts of the missing EgyptAir plane in the eastern Mediterranean, providing the first solid evidence the jetliner had crashed. The debris included personal belongings and parts of the Airbus Group SE A320, a military spokesman said in the Egyptian capital Cairo.
OAKLAND, Calif.-On every NBA court, about 24 feet from the basket, there is a thin stripe of colored paint. The flat-sided semicircle it forms is the boundary between shots that count for two points and shots that are worth three. When the NBA added the lines in 1979, the players weren’t sure what to think.
The company LabMD finally won its six-year battle with the FTC, but vindication came too late. Sometimes winning is still losing. That is certainly true for companies that find themselves caught in the cross hairs of the federal government. Since 2013, my organization has defended one such company, the cancer-screening LabMD, against meritless allegations from the Federal Trade Commission.
A recent survey reported college students, by a margin of 51% to 36%, favor speech codes. From the forthcoming November issue of the New Criterion: Williams College (Tuition and fees: $63,290) has undertaken an “Uncomfortable Learning” Speaker Series in order to provide intellectual diversity on a campus where (like most campuses) left-leaning sentiment prevails.
When Dean Murphy created Crystal, an application to help users block ads on Apple Inc.’s mobile devices, he knew there was pent-up demand from consumers frustrated with how cluttered the Web has become. Still, the U.K.-based software developer was surprised by how fast consumers snapped up his product.
The Supreme Court is scheduled to issue decisions Friday, with four major cases remaining on the docket. Still to be decided is the gay-marriage case.
WASHINGTON-Obama administration officials defined the hack of Office of Personnel Management employee documents as two distinct breaches, a decision that allowed officials to initially deny millions of the government’s most sensitive employee security records had been stolen, according to officials familiar with the matter.
Robots are starting to turn up in bank branches to greet customers, and now they’re getting ready for service behind the scenes to help older employees lift heavy stacks of cash. Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp., the core banking unit of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc., said Thursday it has rented eight robotic suits developed by Japanese robotic maker Cyberdyne Inc.
BIRD-IN-HAND, Pa.-William O’Brien, chief loan officer at the Bank of Bird-in-Hand, closed so many loans in the bank’s first year of business that locals call him “Gelt Chappie,” or “money man” in Pennsylvania German. Based in a rural village in the heart of Amish country, Bank of Bird-in-Hand is the only new bank to open in the U.S.
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The number of infected people, measured over 70-some years and across all 50 states and the District of Columbia, generally declined after vaccines were introduced.
In 1963, the year his company bought a nine-store chain then known by the two-word name Radio Shack, Charles D. Tandy explained to the New York Times why it made perfect sense for a retailer of do-it-yourself leather handicrafts to buy an electronics distributor. “Leisure time is opening markets to us,” he told the Times.
At next month’s Toy Fair in New York, Lego will unveil the SHIELD Helicarrier set, and it’s a doozy.In the 2012 film “The Avengers,” the Helicarrier is a gigantic aircraft carrier capable of flight that serves as a base for the defense and intelligence agency S.H.I.E.L.D.
Uber is fast becoming one of the largest employers of part-time drivers in the dozens of cities it operates, a fact the ridesharing company increasingly wields to establish credibility with regulators and push through laws protecting its business. But an important question remains up for debate: Just how good are those jobs?
The company behind the in-flight catalog SkyMall filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday, a victim of evolving rules and technology that now lets airline passengers keep their smartphones and tablets powered up during flight. SkyMall LLC, its parent company Xhibit Corp., and several other affiliates are seeking a bankruptcy-court supervised sale of their assets, according to papers filed with the U.S.
President Barack Obama said Friday that police and spies should not be locked out of encrypted smartphones and messaging apps, taking his first public stance in a simmering battle over private communications in the digital age. Apple, Google and Facebook have introduced encrypted products in the past half year that the companies say they could not unscramble, even if faced with a search warrant.
As part of an agreement to serve Pepsi products in its restaurants, fast food chain Arby’s is obligated to feature the soda in at least two television advertisements every year. But this year, Arby’s forgot.
On Feb. 14, 1989, I happened to be on a panel on press freedom for the Columbia Journalism Review when someone in the audience told us of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini’s religious edict for blasphemy against the British novelist Salman Rushdie. What did we think? We didn’t, as I best recall, disgrace ourselves.
Microsoft Corp. is in serious discussions to buy Mojang AB, the Swedish company behind the popular “Minecraft” videogame, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. The deal would be valued at more than $2 billion and could be signed as early as this week, this person said.
Nobody likes a pizza that arrives looking like it was delivered while hanging from the side of a motorbike. And luckily, as spotted by Marketing Land, Domino’s says it has a technical solution to the problem.
With losses widening and cash shrinking, representatives of mobile-payments startup Square Inc. have discussed a possible sale to several deeper-pocketed rivals, according to people familiar with the matter. Google Inc. discussed a possible acquisition of Square earlier this year, according to three people familiar with the matter.
Tablets are pretty versatile: You can check email, browse the Web, play games, listen to music and whatnot. And that’s exactly what people who use iPads and Galaxy tablets do, according to Statista, which looked at a survey from Kantar Worldpanel that asked people what they frequently use their devices for.