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Rosenstein defends charging foreign agents US can’t arrest…

“Rosenstein is defending the prosecution of foreign agents who may never see the inside of a U.S. courtroom” writes Desmond Butler for yahoo.com. He offered a rebuttal to criticism that charging foreign agents involved in cyber-attacks or covert campaigns to sow dissent is futile if they are unlikely to be extradited.Rosenstein signaled a more active approach by the Justice Department to counter foreign influence and cyber operations. Source: yahoo.com Share This:

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Real estate tech firm, Compass, updates the “for sale” sign

“Compass agents sell trophy properties and are willing to to invest in trophy-worthy tools, or so the thinking goes” writes About The Author for fastcompany.com. The design allowed real estate agents to easily swap in different prints, as needed.The Compass team is hesitant. “We need to test with agents.” Many agents, they believe, will be resistant.Around 1970, he left the Chicago-based printing company where he worked to strike out on his own with a new kind of real estate signage. Source: fastcompany.com Share This:

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House bill funds $5 billion for wall, adds ICE and Border Patrol agents

“The funding plan is guaranteed to draw fierce opposition from Democrats, who not only oppose border wall funding but have worked to prevent funding for additional Border Patrol and ICE agents” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Of that new funding, $78 million is allotted for the hiring of 400 additional ICE agents and support staff.A fiscal 2019 spending measure was introduced in the House on Wednesday that provides $5 billion for a southern border wall and additional funding for border security that aims to achieve “100 percent scanning” of the border within five…

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National Guard deployment led to 10,000 arrests of illegals…

“The National Guard’s deployment to the southwest border in mid-April has led to 10,805 “deportable alien arrests” of people who illegally entered the United States from Mexico, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokeswoman said Monday” writes Ap Photo John for washingtonexaminer.com. Because guardsmen are military personnel and not law enforcement officers, they cannot apprehend illegal immigrants. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Twelve Russian intelligence agents have been indicted for DNC hack

“In February, the special counsel indicted a number of Russian agents involved in the social media operation, including many employees of the infamous Internet Research Agency” writes Jul Edt for theverge.com. Both DC Leaks and Guccifer 2.0 are specifically named in the indictment as fronts for Russian GRU agents.However, the indictment does not allege that the campaign ultimately affected vote tallies.Many of the defendants are identified as agents of Russia’s GRU intelligence agency.The indictments allege an ongoing attempt to compromise election infrastructure — including attacks on state boards of election,…

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US indicts 12 Russian spies in 2016 DNC hack that used malware, bitcoin and phishing

“The indictments are part of the investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into alleged interference by Russia in the 2016 presidential election” writes Duncan Riley for siliconangle.com. DC Leaks, a website at “dcleaks.com” established in June 2016 to publish the stolen data, is also cited in the indictment as a front for the GRU hackers.The GRU agents named have been indicted of 11 criminal counts, including criminal conspiracy to commit an offense against the U.S. through cyber operations and attempting to hack state election officials, aggravated identity theft and money…

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The 17 best NBA free agents still available

“Harrell and Nwaba are two other restricted free agents trying to find treasure in a strip-mined shipwreck” writes Jul Edt for sbnation.com. The combination of high-profile restricted free agents and capped out teams may lead to the most prominent qualifying offer acceptances ever.The Warriors’ restricted free agent is expected to be back with Golden State one way or another.And now, here are the top 17 NBA free agents (restricted and unrestricted) remaining as of July 11. (Note that Carmelo Anthony — likely headed to Houston — is not a free…

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Salesforce ups its AI game with a customer service bot that decides when to give customers a good deal

“That’s because it prompts customer service agents with the steps they need to take to fulfill customer demands quickly” writes Becky Peterson for businessinsider.com. This is what the customer service agent sees when using Service Cloud.Salesforce Customers already expect to interact with an automated chatbot when trying to get help from a company’s customer service department.Salesforce is rolling out updates to its Service Cloud customer service platform, which was a $2.9 billion business for the company in fiscal 2018, and accounted for 30% of its overall revenue.This AI input also…

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Motel 6 settles lawsuit over guest data given to U.S. immigration agents

“Motel 6’s management company, G6 Hospitality, has said it ordered its more than 1,400 U.S. and Canadian locations in September to stop voluntarily giving guest lists to ICE agents” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. (Reuters) – Motel 6 has agreed to settle a proposed nationwide class action lawsuit claiming it violated the privacy of Hispanic guests by providing guest lists to U.S. immigration authorities to aid in law enforcement. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Woman dies after being exposed to nerve agent novichok

“A woman who was exposed to the nerve agent novichok in Amesbury, Wiltshire, has died in hospital” writes Patrick Greenfield for theguardian.com. Her partner Charlie Rowley, 45, who was also taken ill after being exposed to the nerve agent, remains in a critical condition in hospital.During a visit to Salisbury on Sunday to meet residents caught up in the nerve agent poisoning, he said: “We don’t want to jump to conclusions.The Metropolitan police have launched a murder investigation after Dawn Sturgess, 44, from Durrington, died after handling an item contaminated…

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