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Twitter Has Reportedly Suspended 70 Pro-Bloomberg Accounts for Violating Its Platform Manipulation Policy

On Friday, Twitter began suspending 70 pro-Bloomberg accounts for violating a company policy put in place in response to the 2016 election, according to the Los Angeles Times. In a statement to TIME, Twitter confirmed that it has “taken enforcement action on a group of accounts for violating our rules against platform manipulation and spam.” Some accounts will be permanently suspended and others will have to go through steps to verify their owners. The suspended accounts, first rep...
Tags: Twitter, News, New York City, Uncategorized, Bloomberg, Times, Los Angeles Times, Mike Bloomberg, Onetime, 2020 Election, Sabrina Singh, TIME Twitter

Helicopter Pilot in Kobe Bryant Crash Had an FAA Violation in 2015

(LOS ANGELES) — The pilot of a helicopter that crashed into a Southern California hillside, killing Kobe Bryant and eight others, was reprimanded five years ago for flying without permission into airspace while he had reduced visibility, according to a Federal Aviation Administration enforcement record. Ara Zobayan was counseled by an FAA investigator after he violated FAA rules by crossing into busy airspace near Los Angeles International Airport on May 11, 2015, according to the record, w...
Tags: News, California, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Aviation, Kobe Bryant, Times, Faa, Staples Center, Los Angeles Times, Federal Aviation Administration, Southern California, Lax, Bryant, Los Angeles International Airport, Gianna

A weed dealer’s $59M lesson: Don’t hide Bitcoin keys with a fishing rod (ars technica)

Enlarge / If only it were this easy to catch lost Bitcoin credentials. (credit: Cravetiger / Getty Images) In a world where various mass breachers dictate the use of strong, randomized passwords more than ever, reliable and secure credentials management is paramount in 2020. One Irish drug dealer has evidently learned this lesson the hard way. This week, the Irish Times reported the sad tale of Clifton Collins, a 49-year-old cannabis grower from Dublin. Collins quietly grew and sold his produc...
Tags: News, Ireland, Dublin, Times, Collins, Nathan Mattise, Irish Times, Criminal Assets Bureau, Clifton Collins

Trump's intelligence shakeup is reportedly tied to his loathing for Adam Schiff, bond with Devin Nunes

President Trump berated outgoing acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire on Valentine's Day because he was upset over an election security intelligence briefing for the House Intelligence Committee on Feb. 13, several major newspapers reported late Thursday. Trump was reportedly angry that Shelby Pierson, the election threat czar at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, had briefed lawmakers without his knowledge, and also that she had told them Russia is curre...
Tags: Post, News, California, Washington Post, White House, China, Germany, Russia, Usda, Syria, Fbi, New York Times, Cia, Times, House Intelligence Committee, John Brennan

A recurring Biden campaign story about being arrested in South Africa is full of inconsistencies

Former Vice President Joe Biden has a pretty good tale to share — but it may be a little tall.Biden, who is running for president, has been spicing up his recent campaign stump speeches with a story of how he was arrested while in South Africa trying to see Nelson Mandela, The New York Times reports. But that recollection of events has only recently come to light, and it was reportedly omitted from Biden's 2007 memoir that detailed his escapades in the country around that time.During recent ...
Tags: News, Washington, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, South Africa, Nelson Mandela, New Hampshire, New York Times, Iowa, Mandela, Medicare, Nevada, Biden, Times, Young, South Carolina

Every. Thing.

Books and podcasts that focus on one thing are so early-21st-century. In 2020 the way to grab eyes and ears is by promising every. damn. thing. Here’s a long list that undoubtedly doesn’t include everything. * You can read everything. The Problem with Everything: A Journey Through the New Culture Wars, by Meghan Daum (2019). I’ve been a Meghan Daum fan since she wrote for the L.A. Times; this essay collection is provocative and timely.   The Antidote for Everything, by Kimmery...
Tags: Books, Television, America, Trends, NG, Radio, New York Times, Linguistics, Pentagon, Times, Grant, Wilson, Titles, Rick Wilson, Marie Forleo, Mark Bittman

A Reporter Remembers the Miracle on Ice 40 Years Later

The Times wasn’t going to send anyone to cover hockey at the 1980 Winter Games in Lake Placid. But one sportswriter had a feeling.
Tags: News, Herb, Ice, Hockey, Times, Olympic Games, White, Craig, Brooks, Lake Placid, Gerald, Eskenazi, Lake Placid (NY, Jim (1957-, Gordon S Jr

Former CIA Director John Brennan says 'we are now in a full-blown national security crisis'

Former CIA Director John Brennan is very disturbed by a new report from The New York Times, which says last week, members of the House Intelligence Committee were warned by an aide to Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire that Russia is actively meddling in the 2020 campaign in order to get President Trump re-elected."We are now in a full-blown national security crisis," Brennan said. "By trying to prevent the flow of intelligence to Congress, Trump is abetting a Russian covert...
Tags: News, Germany, Russia, America, Moscow, The New York Times, Cia, Times, House Intelligence Committee, John Brennan, Trump, Calif, Maguire, Adam Schiff, Brennan, Devin Nunes

Russia Is Helping Elect Trump Again, Intel Official Says

Intelligence officials briefed House lawmakers last week that Russian actors were interfering in the 2020 elections, once more to the benefit of Donald Trump. The contents of the briefing, which was first reported by The New York Times, sparked a series of dramatic events that have further eroded relations between Hill Democrats and the White House, and prompted the president—it appears—to appoint a top political ally to oversee the nation’s national security apparatus. The meeting, which took p...
Tags: News, Senate, White House, China, Germany, Russia, Defense, European Union, House, New York Times, The Times, Moscow, Capitol Hill, National Security Council, Nevada, Cia

House leaders reportedly learned Russia was trying to get Trump re-elected — and Trump was angry about it

President Trump would rather keep the facts to himself.Last week, the House Intelligence Committee reportedly received a briefing detailing how Russia was once again interfering in the 2020 election. The next day, Trump attacked his outgoing national intelligence director for letting the briefing happen, people familiar with the exchange told The New York Times.The committee, led by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), learned from intelligence official Shelby Pierson that Russia was working to get Trum...
Tags: News, Germany, Russia, House, New York Times, The New York Times, Times, House Intelligence Committee, Trump, Calif, Maguire, Adam Schiff, Pierson, Mike Bloomberg, Richard Grenell, Joseph Maguire

Aide Accused of Being Anonymous Op-Ed Writer Is Reassigned to Energy Department

The White House “does not put any stock” in the rumor that Victoria Coates, the aide, wrote an Op-Ed essay in The Times in 2018, an administration official said.
Tags: News, White House, New York Times, Victoria, Times, Trump, Coates, Energy Department, Appointments and Executive Changes, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Writing and Writers, Victoria Coates

Trail of empty pill bottles led cops to Florida robbery suspects

In Florida, sheriff's officials say a trail of pill bottles stolen from a Florida pharmacy led detectives to a home where they encountered two men who matched descriptions of robbers seen on surveillance video. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office says the two men and a third accomplice robbed a CVS in Clearwater, Florida at about 5 in the morning on New Year’s Day. They waved guns at employees and tied up several of them with zip ties, say authorities. The Tampa Bay Times reports that the tr...
Tags: Post, Florida, Crime, News, Drugs, Oops, Chrysler, Times, Florida Man, Cvs, Tampa Bay Times, Clearwater Florida, Pinellas County Sheriff 's Office, Christopher Rachell Jr, David Dobbins

Taliban's deputy leader writes New York Times op-ed detailing 'what we want'

A leader of one of the most notorious terrorist groups in the world just got a megaphone from The New York Times.On Thursday, the Times published an op-ed from Taliban deputy leader Sirajuddin Haqqani ominously titled "What we, the Taliban, want." It comes as the Taliban continues to work out a peace deal with the U.S., and in it, Haqqani insists "everyone is tired of war" on their side too.Haqqani paints a thoroughly positive picture of his terrorist organization, and apparently the Times just ...
Tags: News, Washington Post, Bloomberg, Afghanistan, United States, Taliban, New York Times, Times, Trump, Mike Bloomberg, Haqqani, Siraj Haqqani, Siraj, Dan Lamothe, Mujib Mashal, Sirajuddin Haqqani

USC eliminates tuition for families earning less than $80,000

LOS ANGELES — In an effort to widen access for more middle and low-income students, USC will eliminate tuition for families earning $80,000 or less annually and will no longer consider home equity in financial aid calculations, it was reported Thursday. The new policies announced by USC President Carol Folt and reported by the Los Angeles Times will place the private campus on par with the public University of California, long known as a national leader in generous financial aid policies and hig...
Tags: News, Stanford, China, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Harvard, Soccer, Higher Education, Times, University Of California, Los Angeles Times, Usc, Southern California, UCLA Anderson, Carol Folt

E. Jean Carroll Blames Trump For Elle Magazine Firing Her After Accusation

Elle magazine advice columnist E. Jean Carroll, who accused President Trump of sexually assaulting her in the mid-1990s, told the New York Times Wednesday that Trump’s onslaught of insults led to the publication’s decision to fire her. The “Ask E. Jean” columnist announced that she was fired from the magazine in a Tuesday tweet, blaming Trump for ridiculing her after she accused him last year of sexually assaulting her in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room prior to his presidency. Carroll made t...
Tags: New York, News, New York Times, Times, Elle, Defamation, Elle Magazine, Carroll, Trump, Bergdorf Goodman, Jean, Roberta Kaplan, New York State Court, Summer Concepcion, Jean Carroll, E. Jean Carroll

80 people lose jobs as Uber closes DTLA office, outsources work

About 80 employees lost their jobs without notice when Uber recently closed its downtown Los Angeles customer support office, according to a report published today. Employees were told Thursday that it was their last day, as Uber was closing its Los Angeles office and shifting those jobs to a large customer support office in Manila, Philippines, The Los Angeles Times reported. “I know that this is a shock. This meeting is to inform you all that today is the last day in this office,” Uber manager...
Tags: Uber, Business, Jobs, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Times, Los Angeles Times, Manila Philippines, North Hollywood, Uber Uber, Times Uber, Santa Monica Uber, Ruffin Chevaleau

Pompeo says 'mature, responsible countries' don't 'restrict speech' after China expels reporters

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is condemning China for its decision to expel three reporters from The Wall Street Journal from the country."Mature, responsible countries understand that a free press reports facts and expresses opinions," Pompeo said in a statement on Wednesday. "The correct response is to present counter arguments, not restrict speech."This came after China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said three journalists from the Journal would have their credentials revoked over the pap...
Tags: Asia, News, China, Beijing, United States, New York Times, State Department, Times, Wuhan, Journal, Trump, Mao, State, Matt Murray, Mike Bloomberg, Pompeo

The New York Times Expands Its London Team

In a move to further expand its international presence, The New York Times is growing its breaking news team in London. The announcement comes on the heels of an excellent quarter for the Times, which broke records last year in terms of digital subscribers when it reached a total of 5.3 million print and digital...
Tags: London, Advertising, New York Times, Times, Publishers & Platforms, New York Times Expands Its London Team

U.K. Government Announces New ‘Points-Based’ Immigration System, Mandating Foreign Workers Prove They ‘Can Speak English’

Boris Johnson’s government unveiled plans to end what it called the U.K.’s dependence on “cheap low-skilled labor” and deliver on its pledge to halt freedom of movement from the European Union after Brexit. Under a points-based immigration system to come into effect on Jan. 1, 2021, workers must prove they can speak English, have a verified job offer and meet a points threshold based on their specific skills, qualifications and prospective salaries, according to a government policy paper pu...
Tags: News, Immigration, Uncategorized, Eu, Bloomberg, European Union, United Kingdom, Home Office, Boris Johnson, Parliament, LBC, Johnson, Conservative Party, Times, Labour Party, Brexit

Art Critic Christopher Knight Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

It’s the second Dorothea and Leo Rabkin Foundation award and comes with a $50,000 prize. Knight has been an art critic at The Times since 1989, where he continues to chronicle the growth of Southern California’s visual art scene. He was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in criticism in 1991, 2001 and 2007, and he received the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Award for art and design criticism last year. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Times, Southern California, Visual, Christopher Knight, Dorothea, 02.18.20, Leo Rabkin

Dell sells RSA to consortium led by Symphony Technology Group for over $2B

Dell Technologies announced today that it was selling legacy security firm RSA for $2.075 billion to a consortium of investors led by Symphony Technology Group. Other investors include Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board and AlpInvest Partners. RSA came to Dell when it bought EMC for $67 billion in 2015. EMC bought the company in 2006 for a similar price it was sold for today, $2.1 billion. The deal includes several pieces, including the RSA security conference held each year in San Franc...
Tags: Security, TC, Enterprise, San Francisco, Tech, Michael Dell, M&a, Mergers and Acquisitions, Dell, Rsa, Times, EMC, Dell-emc Deal, Jeff Clarke, Symphony Technology Group, Ontario Teachers ' Pension Plan Board

U.S. Coronavirus Cases Nearly Double With No End in Sight

Confirmed cases of the new, deadly coronavirus in the United States almost doubled over the holiday weekend thanks to the messy evacuation of Americans from a cruise ship in Japan, while fresh numbers from China suggested the disease might be deadlier than first believed.The U.S. government evacuated 328 American passengers from Tokyo early Monday on two chartered cargo jets, leaving dozens others behind who preferred to stay on the Diamond Princess cruise ship—despite a strong disembarkation re...
Tags: Japan, Texas, News, California, Cdc, China, United States, San Diego, Tokyo, National Institutes of Health, The New York Times, State Department, Times, Anthony Fauci, Wuhan, Feb

Bloomberg's financial regulation plan includes some pretty progressive ideas

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is apparently letting the progressives get to him.The billionaire and 2020 candidate is set to unveil his plan for regulating the financial industry on Tuesday, and as The New York Times reports, it "features ideas that wouldn't be out of place" for 2020 candidates Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). Diverging from his past criticism of Wall Street regulation, Bloomberg will propose tighter oversight rules that touch on ho...
Tags: News, New York City, Barack Obama, Bloomberg, New York Times, Warren, The New York Times, Times, Michael Bloomberg, Justice Department, Trump, Sanders, Democratic Party, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Mike Bloomberg, Sens Bernie Sanders

Jenny Offill: Weather

Click here to read my review in The Times of Jenny Offill’s new novel Weather. Her previous novel Dept. of Speculation was one of my favourites of its year—will Weather stack up?
Tags: Books, Uncategorized, Times, Jenny Offill

Russian intelligence agents reportedly went to Ireland to inspect undersea cables, and it's reigniting fears they could cut them and take entire countries offline

Russian agents have been sent to Ireland to inspect its undersea cables, and it's sparking fears they could be tapped or cut in the future, according to The Sunday Times citing Irish police. Irish security services suspect that Russia's intelligence agency, the GRU, is using their country as a base to gather intelligence on targets in the EU and UK, The Sunday Times reported. The large number of tech companies that are based in Dublin could be another reason for Russia's suspected monitoring, ...
Tags: Google, Europe, UK, London, Microsoft, California, Russia, US, Trends, Eu, Fbi, West, Ireland, The Times, Moscow, Gru

Trump’s Top Trade Adviser Peter Navarro Has a Side Project: Secretly Hunting for ‘Anonymous’

As President Donald Trump moves to purge his administration of perceived disloyalty, one of his top deputies is also doggedly working to expose perhaps the most famous dissident in its ranks.Officially, assistant to the president Peter Navarro is Trump's point-man on trade policy. But Navarro has also taken it upon himself in recent weeks to uncover the identity of the person known simply as “Anonymous,” the senior Trump administration official who has railed against the president in the New...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, White House, Anonymous, House, New York Times, National Security Council, Times, Donald Trump, Trump, Peter, Peter Navarro, West Wing, NSC, Navarro

Messiah, A Fitnaflix Production

Netflix released Season 1 of a new thriller series called “Messiah”. The series imagines the emergence of a character claiming to be sent by God, the Messiah, or Al-masih (messiah in Arabic) as he is referred to in the television series.   This so-called Al-masih first emerges in Damascus at a time when ISIS is about to storm the city. He then appears in Palestine, Jordan and ultimately America. Along the way, he performs miracles and dumbfounds the Israeli and American intelligence officers ch...
Tags: Isis, Israel, Religion, Jerusalem, America, Iran, Earth, Netflix, Middle East, Islam, Jesus, Ed, Times, Damascus, Prophet, Mary

Why Xi's 'defensive' coronavirus speech could backfire

Chinese state media published an internal speech delivered by President Xi Jinping on Saturday in which he describes taking action on the coronavirus outbreak as early as Jan. 7.In the speech, which was given Feb. 3, Xi said he had "issued demands about the efforts to prevent and control" the virus during a meeting of the Communist Party's highest council, the Politburo Standing Committee, last month, and that he personally authorized the lockdown of the epicenter, Wuhan, beginning on Jan. 2...
Tags: News, Ukraine, Xi Jinping, New York Times, The New York Times, Times, Giuliani, Wuhan, Trump, Communist Party, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Claremont McKenna College, Politburo Standing Committee, Minxin Pei, Jude Blanchette, Freeman Chair in China Studies

Accountability at Cooper Hewitt, in contrast with the White House

The New York Times has a fascinating story today about the insistence by the Smithsonian Institution that the director of the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York be dismissed because of highly debatable allegations of conflicts of interest relative to the purchase of her wedding dress and then the venue of her wedding.  For obvious reasons, I'm not competent to assess the validity of the complaints other than to say that the Times article certainly provides grounds for doubt and curiosity about why...
Tags: New York, White House, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, United States, Tennessee, New York Times, Department Of Justice, Times, Donald Trump, Boeing, Doj, Wall Street Journal, Bernie Sanders, Branding, Trump