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Trump campaign’s digital director to meet House intelligence panel: WSJ

(Reuters) – The digital director for Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign is scheduled to meet the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee on Tuesday as the panel investigates alleged Russian meddling in last year’s election, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. It would be Brad Parscale’s first interview with any of the committees investigating the matter. Neither Parscale nor committee staff could immediately be reached for comment. Foreign nationals cannot spend money on electioneering communications, but the term under U.S. law applies only to communications made by broadcast, cableRead More


Fiji to sell world’s first climate-change green bonds

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Fiji will issue a $50 million “green” bond in coming weeks to help combat the effects of global climate change, the first developing country to do so, its prime minister said on Wednesday. The Pacific Island nation is seen as particularly vulnerable to climate change, with some of its 300 low-lying islands susceptible to rising seas. The bond will be the first to earmark the cash raised to address the issue, according to the World Bank. The country will also use some of the proceeds to reduceRead More


Researchers uncover flaw that makes Wi-Fi vulnerable to hacks

(Reuters) – Belgian researchers have discovered a flaw in a widely used system for securing Wi-Fi communications that could allow hackers to read information that was previously understood to be encrypted, or infect websites with malware, they said on Monday. Researchers Mathy Vanhoef and Frank Piessens of Belgian university KU Leuven disclosed the bug in the WPA2 protocol, which secures modern Wi-Fi systems used by vendors for wireless communications between mobile phones, laptops and other connected devices with Internet-connected routers or hot spots. “If your device supports Wi-Fi, it isRead More


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BRIEF-Southwest Airlines reports August traffic

Sept 8 (Reuters) – Southwest Airlines Co * Southwest Airlines reports August traffic * Southwest Airlines Co – ‍available seat miles (asms) increased 4.9 percent to 13.3 billion in august 2017, compared with august 2016 asms of 12.7 billion​ * Southwest Airlines Co- august revenue passenger miles 11.3 billion, up 5.3 percent * Southwest Airlines – ‍estimated impact from hurricane harvey, current industry revenue environment expects Q3 operating rasm to be in range of down 1 percent to slightly up, yoy​ * Southwest Airlines Co – August 2017 load factorRead More


Trump ends ‘Dreamer’ immigration program, places onus on Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Tuesday scrapped an Obama-era program that protects from deportation immigrants brought illegally into the United States as children, delaying implementation until March and giving a gridlocked Congress six months to decide the fate of almost 800,000 young people. As the so-called Dreamers who have benefited from the five-year-old program were plunged into uncertainty, business and religious leaders, mayors, governors, Democratic lawmakers, unions, civil liberties advocates and former Democratic President Barack Obama all condemned Trump’s move. The action was announced not by Trump butRead More


HBO responds to hacker’s latest release, accuses them of trying to ‘generate media attention’ – Abc news headlines

HBO is firing back after hackers reportedly released more episodes of the cable network’s programming before they’ve aired, accusing them of trying to get press. Unaired episodes of “Curb Your Enthusiam,” which is expected to return to HBO in October, along with unreleased episodes of “Insecure,” “Ballers,” “Barry” and “The Deuce” were recently released, according to The Associated Press. A rep for HBO told ABC News in a statement, “We are not in communication with the hacker and we’re not going to comment every time a new piece of informationRead More