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Appeals court nominee defends tweets on bacon, A-Rod at Senate hearing

“Federal appeals court nominee Don Willett defended his “Twitter habit” during his Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday” writes Ryan Lovelace for washingtonexaminer.com. Willett explained his tweets about bacon and former baseball player Alex Rodriguez during Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on the Texas Supreme Court justice’s nomination to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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DHS prepares for possible legal action over Kaspersky directive

“Manfra said that 94 percent of agencies have responded to the DHS directive to remove Kaspersky from federal systems which, she clarified, does apply to federal contractors” writes Patrick Howell O’neill for cyberscoop.com. The hearing, held by the House’s Committee on Science, Space and Technology’s Subcommittee on Oversight, focused on the September DHS directive to remove Kaspersky Lab software from federal systems.DHS is preparing for possible legal action from Kaspersky. Source: cyberscoop.com Share This:

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Hearing on Protecting Consumers From Breaches

“The Senate Commerce Committee is holding a hearing Wednesday about ways to protect consumers from major data breaches, with testimony from officials who worked on data breaches at Yahoo and Equifax” writes Corinne Segal for pbs.org. A massive Equifax data breach this year affected more than 145 million people.READ MORE: Lawmakers are angry over Equifax’s massive data breach.Last December, Yahoo confirmed that a data breach had affected more than one billion accounts after hacking from an “unauthorized third party” in 2013.This followed another hack the company announced in September 2016,…

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GOP senator announces hearing to probe Trump’s ‘authority to use nuclear weapons’

“Bob Corker, R-Tenn., announced Wednesday that he would convene a hearing to examine the president’s authority to use nuclear weapons” writes Christina Wilkie for cnbc.com. One, Brian McKeon, is the former Acting Under Secretary for Policy at the Department of Defense under President Barack Obama, and a critic of Trump’s approach to nuclear-armed North Korea. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Trump Defense Department nominee: It’s ‘insane’ that Americans can buy high-powered weapons

“Also during the hearing, Winslow was pressed by Sen” writes Travis J for businessinsider.com. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., about the military’s treatment of domestic violence convictions during his nomination hearing to be assistant secretary of defense for health affairs.Winslow at first pointed to what he called a single point of failure, apparently referring to the Air Force’s mistake of not reporting Kelley’s crime to civilian authorities, which allowed him to purchase guns. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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How to watch ex-Yahoo Marissa Mayer and Equifax executives testify to Congress on major data breaches

“U.S. lawmakers will grill current and former executives from Equifax and Yahoo at a hearing today focused on security breaches at their companies that have affected billions of internet users” writes Nov Est for recode.net. The hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee begins at 10 am ET/7 am PT, and you can stream it here.With Equifax, the focus is a 2017 incident that affected 145 million Americans’ personal information — including home addresses and, in some cases, driver’s license numbers and credit card data. Source: recode.net Share This:

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England winger Jermaine McGillvary cleared of biting Robbie Farah at Rugby League World Cup

“The Huddersfield player was facing a ban of up to 12 weeks had he been found guilty of a charge of contrary conduct, but he was exonerated at a World Cup disciplinary hearing which was held via video link from Sydney” writes Jason Burt for telegraph.co.uk. England coach Wayne Bennett, who sat alongside the 29-year-old McGillvary throughout the hearing, was always confident of the verdict and the management engaged the services of leading NRL barrister Nick Ghabar to find the case. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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Virginia Court holds hearing on SEC action against FX & Beyond Corporation

“Mr Karroum and FX & Beyond Corporation are charged with securities fraud” reports financefeeds.com. The Defendants promised these investors that money they gave to FX & Beyond or to Mr Karroum directly would be used for Forex trading.According to the SEC, in 2012, 2013, and 2014, the Defendants solicited approximately $1.4 million from at least 10 US investors. Source: financefeeds.com Share This:

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Manafort, prosecutors spar over his wealth ahead of bail hearing

“Prosecutors said in their Sunday filings ahead of the bail review that Manafort had yet to provide documentation to substantiate his claimed $28 million of assets or net worth” reports washingtonpost.com. In court proceedings, prosecutors have said the scope of Manafort’s wealth was unknown to the government, and appear to be using the bail fight as leverage to pry out more information.Prosecutors on Sunday evening pressed the court to require Manafort “to represent the full extent of his assets, in the United States and abroad” to secure bond. Source: washingtonpost.com Share…

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We keep hearing that billionaire hedge funder Steve Cohen has been crushing it recently – and just at the right time

“After all, he was known for knockout returns in the 30% range before his hedge fund SAC Capital was shut down over insider trading” writes Finanzen Net Gmbh for businessinsider.com. And numerous other people in the hedge fund launch space have said the fund is doing better this year, though few of them had specific details.But it roughly lines up with what another person, who is close to Cohen, has said: that the fund is up this year in the mid-teens. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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