A couple of weeks ago, Facebook disclosed an unprecedented data breach at the company. Access tokens obtained through a bug in the site’s “View as …” feature allowed hackers to sift through accounts and access sensitive data. Up to 90 million people were logged out of their accounts and had those tokens reset as a result of the bug’s discovery. Facebook is still investigating, and cooperating with the FBI, but in a conference call today, the company revealed some, uh, not-as-bad news: Only 30 million people got hacked. … [Read more...] about Good News? Only 30 Million People Were Actually Victims of Enormous Facebook Data Breach
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Beyond the bland assertions from William Barr (in his March 24 “summary of principal findings” letter and his press conference today) that Robert Mueller found no actionable incidents where the president committed a criminal obstruction of justice are the actual incidents the report details and Mueller’s own findings of fact about what Trump did. In themselves, these findings raise some troubling questions that cannot simply be swept under the rug, much less answered with sweeping assertions of a fictional “exoneration.” Mueller examined 11 incidents, which I have labeled descriptively; quotes from Mueller’s summary of the facts follow each heading. … [Read more...] about The 11 Areas of Possible Obstruction of Justice Mueller Investigated
Smollett was initially indicted in March on 16 counts of felony disorderly conduct, but Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx suddenly dropped all charges weeks later. Prosecutors said Smollett had forfeited $10,000 in bail money and completed community service. … [Read more...] about Jussie Smollett goes back to court, facing 6 new counts of making false reports to police
For one thing, the April jobs report isn’t all bad: Wages rose by 0.3 percent last month and are up 2.5 percent on the year. With tepid inflation and super-low gas prices, those numbers represent significant gains in workers’ purchasing power. And according to Forbes, as long as the economy produces more than 100,000 new jobs each month, it should be able to absorb the new graduates and immigrants entering the market. Plus, month-to-month variations in economic reports often prove to be statistical blips in the long run. Even with April’s dip, the labor force has increased by an average of 273,000 a month so far this year. Finally, the quit rate — an indicator of Americans’ confidence that they can find better jobs than their current ones — has been trending up so far this year. … [Read more...] about Should You Be Worried About April’s Disappointing Jobs Report?
Before the Wall Street Journal, correspondents from other foreign outlets such as those of the New York Times and Bloomberg had been expelled from China for their investigative reports deemed negative in the eyes of the party's top leadership or authorities in Xinjiang. … [Read more...] about RSF Urges China to Reverse Decision Expelling Wall Street Journal Reporters