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  • USA Losing to ISIS: Obama's Defense Official Defends ISIS' "Right" to Internet Services in Raqqa

    06/24/2016 10:30:04 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    Breaking Defense ^ | June 22, 2016 | SYDNEY J. FREEDBERG JR.
    Thornberry Fears Bureaucracy Hamstrings Cyber Vs. ISIS WASHINGTON: Why does the internet still work in Raqqa? That simple question about the Syrian capital of Daesh, the self-proclaimed Islamic State, posed today by retired fighter pilot Rep. Martha McSally, goes to the heart of how the military will use ó or refrain from using ó cyber weapons. It goes to deep suspicions that President Obamaís swollen National Security Council staff is micromanaging the military. No less a figure than House Armed Services Committee chairman Mac Thornberry voiced deep concern that we are bureaucratizing the cyber force at birth. All too often...
  • This is just too much fun.

    06/23/2016 6:26:35 PM PDT · by mountn man · 33 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Today | Me
    So...I'm over at Yahoo, expanding my capacity for stupidity. When I come across a live one. You know the type. Liberal with absolutely NO critical thinking skills. ... Oops...I guess I'm being redundant.So, I'm on this article Family Plans to Destroy Stockpile of Inherited Guns and Ammo Worth Millions, Lawyer Says And my live one makes this comment "They best guard the weapons closely, if Teas get ahold of them they will kill many innocent people...Teas are anarchists, terrorists and murderers! NO more GOP/TP tyranny and tyrants forevermore! So, after bait like that, I bit. It wasn't long after that...
  • Katie Couric Accused of Deceptive Editing in Second Documentary

    06/08/2016 1:18:06 PM PDT · by grundle · 24 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | June 8, 2016 | Stephen Gutowski
    Katie Couricís 2014 documentary Fed Up includes instances of deceptive editing similar to 2016ís Under the Gun, according to several people familiar with the making of the film. Fed Up, which focuses on obesity and the food industry, was directed by Stephanie Soechtig and produced by Couric. The film includes two interviews with figures who hold viewpoints counter to the narrative of the film, and sources say both interviews include at least one misleading or deceptive edit intended to embarrass the interviewee. Dr. David Allison, an interview subject in the film and the director of the Nutrition Obesity Research Center,...
  • Why the Second Amendment is under attack this week

    05/16/2016 10:09:54 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 29 replies
    Examiner ^ | May 16, 2016 | Dave Workman
    Itís a tradition as old as yellow journalism, ďBash the Second AmendmentĒ week, and it was off to a vigorous start with last nightís debut of ďUnder the Gun,Ē touted as a ďdocumentaryĒ hosted by Katie Couric and broadcast on Epix. The press seems to relish in doing gun control stories in the week leading up to the annual convention of the National Rifle Association. The NRA gathers this coming weekend in Louisville, and in addition to the Couric program, thereís an anti-gun opinion piece in todayís Seattle Times from Jerry Large, and another column in todayís Daily Californian that...
  • Katie Couricís Anti-Gun Producers Repeatedly Violated Federal Gun Laws

    06/03/2016 5:37:52 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 59 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 6-3-16 | Sean Davis
    Katie, get your gun lawyer. By now youíve probably heard about Katie Couricís new anti-gun documentary ďUnder The Gun,Ē and how her producer doctored video of interviews with gun owners in order to make them look stupid and heartless. Couricís producer and director, Stephanie Soechtig, admitted to doctoring the video, and Couric herself kinda sorta apologized for it. But thatís not the worst thing that happened with the making of this documentary. It turns out that Couricís production team deliberately conspired to violate federal gun laws. According to video obtained by Ammoland, a shooting sports news website, one of Couricís...
  • Unethical journalism: Couric alters words of VCDL members

    05/23/2016 12:44:21 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 50 replies
    Virginia Citizens Defense League Alert ^ | 5-23-16 | Philip Van Cleave
    ďCreativeĒ editing by Katie Couric, who must have graduated from the Joseph Goebbels School of Journalism, has intentionally and significantly changed the response of VCDL members in a new video called ďUnder the GunĒ - and I have PROOF. VCDL APPROACHED TO BE PART OF A ďDOCUMENTARYĒ I received an email in March of 2015 from Kristin Lazure, a producer for Atlas Films, asking if VCDL would be part of "a documentary about the gun violence prevention movement in America.Ē In the email, Kristin said, "Some of the storylines we're exploring include the legislative process on the federal and state...
  • Anti-Gun Film(katie BS)

    05/25/2016 8:13:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 5/24/2016 | Bob Owens
    Producer Katie Couric and Director Stephanie Soechtig stand accused of doctoring the responses of a group of participants in their anti-gun propaganda film, Under the Gun. If substantiated, the claim will destroy Couricís reputation as a journalist and Soechtigís reputation as a director. It appears that the Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) participants have the evidence in the form of audio from the interview that substantiates their claims.
  • Audio Shows Katie Couric Documentary Deceptively Edited Interview with Pro-Gun Activists

    05/25/2016 4:20:24 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 23 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 5-25-16 | Stephen Gutowski
    The makers of a new Katie Couric documentary on gun violence deceptively edited an interview between Couric and a group of gun rights activists in an apparent attempt to embarrass the activists, an audio recording of the full interview shows. At the 21:48 mark of Under the Gun a scene of Katie Couric interviewing members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, a gun rights organization, is shown. Couric can be heard in the interview asking activists from the group, ďIf there are no background checks for gun purchasers, how do you prevent felons or terrorists from purchasing a gun?Ē The...
  • Katie Couric Regrets ĎPoor Decisioní to Insert Pause in Gun Documentary Interview

    05/26/2016 5:55:56 PM PDT · by McGruff · 93 replies
    The WRAP ^ | May 26, 2016 | Beatrice Verhoeven
    Katie Couric is upset that an eight-second pause inserted into an interview she did with gun rights activists in the documentary ďUnder the GunĒ has drawn criticism, calling the edit an ďunnecessary mistake,Ē according to an individual with knowledge of her thinking. The individual spoke to TheWrap and said that director Stephanie Soechtig inserted the pause, which critics are calling an example of ďdeceptiveĒ and ďappalling journalism.Ē ďThis was an unnecessary mistake,Ē the individual told TheWrap. ďIt did not represent editing someoneís sentences, there was no factual error, this is not a mistake that is a substantive mistake. It could...
  • GunGate Ė Katie Couric Alters VCDL Responses in ďDocumentaryĒ

    05/30/2016 12:11:47 PM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Gadsten Guns Blog ^ | 27 May, 2016 | Kitty
    GunGate Ė Katie Couric Alters VCDL Responses in ďDocumentaryĒ By Kitty on May 27, 2016 Katie Couric has been exposed as a fraud over the current GunGate debacle, and since Gadsden Guns owner Pat Webb was one of the parties whose answers were altered in the so-called†documentary, we feel itís our duty to speak out and share the truth about what really happened.GunGate Ė How it Happened Under the guise of documentary journalism, pro-gun activists were interviewed by Katie Couric in order to ďprovide varied viewpoints.ĒIn fact, those are some of the exact words that were included in the...
  • Katie Couric And The Anti-Gun Documentary: Not Just Vanishing Journalism Ethics, But Vanishing

    05/30/2016 8:58:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Ethics Alarms ^ | 27 May, 2016 | Ethicsalarms
    Just in time for the Presidential campaign, old friend Katie Couric has been kind enough to remind us just how little we can trust journalists, how arrogant they are regarding their unethical methods, and how the profession that is supposed to protect democracy is now a threat to it.Having failed in her effort to be a network news anchor and a talk-show host, the former ďToday ShowĒ star† is now biding her time at Yahoo News waiting for a comeback opportunity. She served as executive producer and narrator of ďUnder the Gun,Ē an anti-gun documentary written, produced, and directed by...
  • Katie Couric says sorry for 'misleading' edit in gun rights documentary

    05/31/2016 7:38:34 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 60 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 31, 2016 | Lois Beckett
    Katie Couric apologized on Monday after days of criticism about a ďmisleadingĒ edit in her new documentary that made gun rights advocates ďappear to be speechlessĒ when asked a simple question about gun control. ďI take responsibility,Ē the news anchor wrote in a statement on the website for Under the Gun, a documentary about gun violence in America that she narrated and produced.
  • EPIX CHANNEL IS PULLING KATIE COURICíS GUN CONTROL MOVIE WITH ITS FRAUDULENT EDITING

    05/31/2016 10:33:26 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 72 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | May 31, 2016 | John R Lott Jr
    Katie Couric's gun control movie has gotten a lot of criticism for fraudulently editing a discussion with the Virginia Defense League. Just earlier today apologized today for the misleading edits. EPIX has just announced that it is no longer showing the movie here. The two might not be unrelated. Will Apple now pull the movie from iTunes?
  • BREAKING: EPIX Pulls Katie Couricís Fraudulent Documentary ďUnder The GunĒ

    05/31/2016 10:34:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | May 31, 2016 | Bob Owens
    Just two weeks after first airing and one week after director Stephanie Soechtig and executive producer/narrator Katie Couric were caught in a scandal where Soechtig replaced the answer to a question with footage shot at a different time, the streaming media channel EPIX has pulled their original film.
  • Donald Trump: Katie Couric "Should Be Ashamed" Of "Fraudulent Editing"

    06/01/2016 3:33:52 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 41 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 1, 2016 | Awr Hawkins
    On May 31, presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump weighed in on Katie Couricís ďfraudulent editing,Ē tweeting that she ďshould be ashamedĒ of herself. Katie Couricís gun control film ó Under the Gun ó contains an 8-second pause that was inserted in the editing process. That pause gives viewers the false impression that pro-gun proponents were unsure or stumped when Couric questioned them about gun control.
  • Couricís Director Unapologetic Over Selectively Editing Interview With Gun Owners

    06/05/2016 9:38:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/4/2016 | Matt Vespa
    What was your intention with inserting that pause? You have Katie asking the group this question, ďDo you think people on the terror watch list should be allowed to own guns?Ē Katieís asking the question of the group, but as the filmmaker, I want to ask the question of the audience. So what I was thinking, my editor was thinking was we need to stop for a second, because the film moves along at a really fast clip. So youíll see that throughout weíll stop down after something happens or when we present something. The terror watch list is a...
  • Yahoo executives convene emergency meeting to discuss their hack, dishonest Ďglobal anchorí

    06/07/2016 10:37:34 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/07/16 | Dan Calabrese
    But can't think of anything to do about her, like, oh, say, fire her for being a dishonest hack. Itís impossible to feel any sympathy for Yahoo here. When they made Katie Couric their ďglobal anchorĒ on the apparent belief that she was some sort of serious journalist, they either knew what they were getting into or were so ignorant of the real truth that they were investing in their own demise. And Yahoo has enough problems apart from the fact that the face of its news operation is a lying left-wing propagandist masquerading - and not very convincingly -...
  • Puzzling: Yahoo seems to be turning on Hillary. (vanity)

    05/29/2016 11:34:05 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 48 replies
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    Yahoo was reliably pro-Hillary until recently. But now I'm noticing more and more anti-Hillary articles. There were three of them there last time I checked (earlier today). Three!
  • UN Plots War on Free Speech to Stop "Extremism" Online [End of Free Speech as we Know It]

    05/27/2016 1:05:10 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 32 replies
    The New American ^ | 5/14/2016 | Alex Newman
    The United Nations Security Council wants a global "framework" for censoring the Internet, as well as for using government propaganda to "counter" what its apparatchiks call "online propaganda," "hateful ideologies," and "digital terrorism." To that end, the UN Security Council this week ordered the UN "Counter-Terrorism Committee" ó yes, that is a real bureaucracy ó to draw up a plan by next year. From the Obama administration to the brutal Communist Chinese regime, everybody agreed that it was time for a UN-led crackdown on freedom of speech and thought online ó all under the guise of fighting the transparently bogus...
  • I just took a look at the Yahoo homepage. (vanity)

    05/07/2016 6:48:42 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 41 replies
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    The Yahoo homepage features five top stories at a time, each with a picture. For the last week or so I've noticed that one of the five top stories was usually article slamming Trump in some way. But there are now two such articles up as I post this. One has the new London mayor condemning Trump's "playbook". The other has "experts" denouncing Trump's economic policies. Imagine that. Yahoo's homepage is not supposed to be a branch of the DNC. It's supposed to be a news site. Yet with all that's going on in the entire world, two out of...
  • Russian hacker hands over 272 million unique email accounts

    05/06/2016 10:39:02 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    fudzilla.com ^ | 05 May 2016 | by Jon Worrel
    Biggest credential cache amassed by a single individual to dateThis week, an anonymous young Russian hacker calling himself ďthe CollectorĒ just handed over roughly 232 million unique email account credentials and passwords on a social media forum, with a total cache of 1.17 billion records. The hacker claims he only wanted 50 rubles Ė approximately 75 cents Ė for all of the information, but ended up simply exchanging them for ďlikesĒ on his social media page and some favorable comments about him in hacker forums, according to cyber security experts.The obtained credential information breaks down as follows Ė over 57...
  • Yahoo is for sale; bidders line up; Marissa Mayer is toast

    04/11/2016 7:33:45 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 68 replies
    CNN Money ^ | April 11, 2016 | by David Goldman
    Yahoo is for sale, and bidders are lining up to grab their own, ever-shrinking piece of Internet history. The once-great Internet pioneer is entertaining offers...reluctantly. CEO Marissa Mayer would like to see Yahoo through its struggles, but impatient investors are looking for a way to cash out. Yahoo (YHOO, Tech30) has reportedly given interested parties until April 18 to make their offers. The company is expected to fetch something like $8 billion for its core Internet business. Who's buying? The list of interested parties matches the potpourri of businesses that Yahoo operates. Media companies, such as the Daily Mail and...
  • Yahoo begins shutting some digital services

    02/22/2016 2:20:00 PM PST · by Lorianne · 23 replies
    Japan Today ^ | 20 February 2016
    Yahoo has begun shutting down some of its digital magazines as part of the struggling online pioneer‚Äôs latest reorganization plan. In a blog post, Yahoo global editor in chief Martha Nelson announced plans to start phasing out some operations as it focuses on connecting with readers for news, sports, finance and lifestyle. ‚ÄúTo that end, today we will begin phasing out the following digital magazines: Yahoo Food, Yahoo Health, Yahoo Parenting, Yahoo Makers, Yahoo Travel, Yahoo Autos and Yahoo Real Estate,‚ÄĚ Nelson said. ‚ÄúWhile these digital magazines will no longer be published, you will continue to find the topics they...
  • Is This Ancient Greek 'Laptop' Proof That Time Travel Is Real? [in short, no]

    02/06/2016 2:35:49 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 105 replies
    Yahoo -- ABC News Network ^ | February 5, 2016 | some wackadoodle
    A statue showing a young girl holding up what appears to be a laptop -- complete with USB ports -- has sparked a frenzy among conspiracy theorists. The statue, 'Grave Naiskos of an Enthroned Woman with an Attendant' is in The J. Paul Getty Museum in Malibu, California. 'I am not saying that this is depicting an ancient laptop computer,' said YouTuber StillSpeakingOut. 'But when I look at the sculpture I can't help but think about the Oracle of Delphi, which was supposed to allow the priests to connect with the gods to retrieve advanced information and various aspects.' In...
  • Yahoo News Says "He Had It Coming"After Trump's Walk Of Fame Star Vandalized With Swastika

    02/02/2016 1:14:11 PM PST · by Biggirl · 60 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 2, 2016 | Charlie Nash
    Multinational technology company Yahoo! faced backlash on Facebook Sunday after praising an act of vandalism on Donald Trump’s Walk of Fame star, in which a swastika was painted over the GOP frontrunner’s name.
  • Marissa Mayer Has Become A Symbol Of Silicon Valley‚Äôs Disastrous Tokenism

    01/19/2016 6:52:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 18, 2016 | Milo Yiannopolous
    How does one go about finding a CEO? If you‚Äôre Wal-Mart, you designate your heir like a Viking chief, picking the strongest of your children. If you‚Äôre Yahoo!, however, you put ‚ÄúAffirmative Action Hire‚ÄĚ or ‚ÄúEasy, Breezy, Covergirl‚ÄĚ in your third-rate search engine and hope for the best. What dubious specimen does the search engine spit out? One Marissa Mayer.
  • European court says employer can read staff Yahoo messages

    01/15/2016 6:58:55 PM PST · by Utilizer · 2 replies
    iTnews ^ | Jan 15 2016 12:46PM (AUS) | Roi Perez
    The European Court of Human Rights has set an interesting predcedent for workplace internet use by ruling in favour of a company that accessed its employees personal online communications. In the case brought forward by Romanian national Bogdan Mihai BńÉrbulescu in 2007, the court argued that his employer was within its rights to access messages he had sent via Yahoo Messenger during work hours. Judges said it was legal because the employer had the right to ‚Äúcheck the manner in which its employees complete their professional tasks‚ÄĚ. Even though he was using Yahoo Messenger to chat with his fiancee and...
  • Donald Trump Gets Heckled at New Hampshire Diner: 'Enjoy Your Burger, Racist!'

    01/12/2016 12:21:02 PM PST · by detective · 101 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Jan 12, 2016 | BRAD MIELKE
    Donald Trump made a rare retail campaign stop in Manchester, New Hampshire after a Monday rally, surprising patrons at the famous Red Arrow Diner. The Republican presidential candidate got some grub, but also something unexpected -- an earful from one patron who was clearly not a fan. "Enjoy your burger, racist!" a young woman shouted from the back of the restaurant before walking out.
  • Saturation[Charismatic Caucus]

    12/09/2015 7:25:40 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles, Bible ^ | 12-9-15 | Holy Spirit,Bible
    Saturate yourself in me my children for truly it is as you drip from my presence change occurs and as The oil of Unity dripped off Aaron's beard down his robe saturating the Tassels of My Word, truly you My Bride must fill your lamps with this Oil of Intimacy for Me to complete you in Me . . . Leviticus 6:13 Fire shall be kept burning continually on the altar; it is not to go out Matthew 14:36 36 They were begging Him that they might only touch the tassel on His robe. And as many as touched it...
  • Yahoo to Keep Alibaba Stake but Spin Off Core Businesses

    12/09/2015 7:57:50 AM PST · by C19fan · 1 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 9, 2015 | Vindu Goel
    Yahoo said on Wednesday that it had dropped a plan to spin off its $31 billion stake in Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce company. Instead, the company will spin off all of its other assets, including its stake in Yahoo Japan, into a new company. The decision not to sell the Alibaba stake, which was reported on Tuesday, was driven by ‚Äúthe market‚Äôs perception of tax risk‚ÄĚ associated with the Alibaba plan, Yahoo said in a statement on Wednesday morning.
  • This one thing may decide Yahoo‚Äôs future (Yahoo Death Watch)

    12/02/2015 2:02:20 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/02/2015 | By Renae Merle and Hayley Tsukayama
    Big changes may be coming for Yahoo as the company's board meets and reportedly considers a plan to sell the company's core business ‚ÄĒ the search and advertising sections of the 20-year-old company that have struggled to compete with Google and Facebook. The radical proposal, however, is being precipitated by a relatively mundane financial issue -- taxes. With Yahoo struggling to keep up with rivals, its Web business -- e-mail, search, social platforms and news sites -- have tumbled in value. Right now, the company has a total market value of $34 billion. But much of that is because it...
  • Yahoo Reporter: Gender Preferences In Kids' Toys So Pass√©

    11/30/2015 6:52:36 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 16 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Growing up in a quiet Jewish neighborhood of the Bronx, I was about as far removed as could be from the gun culture. But as a five or six year old, I would beg my parents to take me to visit the toy store a few blocks away so that I could gaze longingly in the window . . . at a toy six-shooter. I share my story because I think it's typical. Of course there are exceptions, but from time immemorial the great majority of little boys have been drawn to toy weapons while little girls have largely been...
  • Yahoo Mail begins blocking users with ad block enabled

    11/21/2015 6:13:33 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 29 replies
    MacWorld.com ^ | November 20, 2015 | by Jared Newman
    AdBlock Plus users in Chrome and Firefox report seeing error messages instead of their inboxes. Yahoo may be hoping that access to your email is more important than freedom from advertisements.Some users of AdBlock Plus have reported that they can't access Yahoo Mail in Chrome or Firefox on the desktop. Instead of seeing their inboxes, the get the following error message: "Uh oh. . . We are unable to display Yahoo Mail. Please disable Ad Blocker to continue using Yahoo Mail." The reports, first spotted by Digiday, surfaced in the AdBlock Plus forums on Thursday. Andrei Herasimchuk, a former Yahoo...
  • Donald Trump blasts 'disgraceful' Mizzou protests: 'Trump should have been the chancellor'

    11/12/2015 10:41:05 AM PST · by SaveFerris · 11 replies
    finance.yahoo.com ^ | 4 hours ago | By Colin Campbell
    Real-estate mogul Donald Trump blasted the recent University of Missouri protests, which he called "disgraceful," during a Thursday-morning interview on Fox Business Network. "I think it's disgusting. I think it's disgusting," the Republican presidential candidate began when asked about the university. Weeks of protests over racial tensions have rocked the campus, leading University of Missouri president Tim Wolfe to announce his resignation on Monday. Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin also said he would step down at the end of the year. But Trump argued that it was a "weak" move for the two leaders to step aside. "I think the two...
  • The Definition of Insanity Is U.S. AfPak Strategy

    10/17/2015 10:30:45 AM PDT · by Mariner · 15 replies
    Foreign Policy via yahoo.com ^ | October 16, 2015 | By Dhruva Jaishankar
    onald Trump is right: Americaís leaders are stupid. Theyíre nothing but a bunch of losers. Well, at least when it comes to Afghanistan and Pakistan. Thatís the only conclusion to be reached following two big developments this week. The first was President Barack Obamaís announcement that the United States will decelerate its military drawdown from Afghanistan. Instead of preserving only a small force of about 1,000 troops, the new plan will station 9,800 in the country until 2016 and 5,500 into 2017. Their mission will be limited to training Afghan forces and supporting counterterrorism operations. This will help promote, in...
  • Statistics show White Supremacy bigger threat to U.S than Radical Muslims

    10/04/2015 7:55:56 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 112 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 2, 2015 | Keisha Hatchett
    Despite what Donald Trump and many other politicians have told you, the major threat to America isnít Muslim extremism. In fact, statistics show that the real danger lies with domestic extremists who arenít of the Muslim faith. The New York Times reported back in June that since Sept. 11, 2001, almost twice as many people have died at the hands of white supremacists and other non-Muslim extremists than by radical Muslims. Using data compiled by New America, a Washington Research center, a study found that 48 people have been killed by extremists who are not Muslimóincluding the mass killings in...
  • The economy is stronger than weak job numbers suggest (Yahoo Propaganda Alert)

    10/02/2015 7:54:08 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 24 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 8 hours ago | By Rick Newman
    The prevailing narrative on the U.S. economy has downshifted, as three consecutive months of disappointing job growth raise concerns about a serious slowdown. Thereís some good news to offset the bad, however: household incomes have finally shown a sharp gain, which means the typical familyís purchasing power is bouncing back. And the pace of car sales is accelerating toward record levels, with consumers more than willing to commit to costly long-term purchases. Meanwhile, several other indicators that donít get as much attention as the monthly jobs report show sustained improvement in key parts of the economy. The monthly employment report...
  • Jesse Jackson Calls On Tech's 'Unicorns' To Join Apple, Google And Release Diversity Reports

    09/09/2015 9:15:45 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 41 replies
    ibtimes.com ^ | SEPTEMBER 8, 2015 | Salvador Rodriguez
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The herd of $1 billion-plus startups -- the so-called "unicorns" -- is growing. But the workforces at these oversized startups are raising a question now familiar to Silicon Valley: do these mythical creatures only come white and male? A year ago, Rev. Jesse Jackson drew attention to Silicon Valleyís lack of diversity and spurred Google, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo and many others to start issuing ďdiversity reportsĒ to hold themselves accountable. But now he has a new target: the unicorns, which are delaying their IPOs and, in a sense, public scrutiny, as they look to establish markets around...
  • Obamaís Massive Failure Has Delivered Trumpís Success

    08/12/2015 6:12:21 AM PDT · by shortstop · 14 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | 08/12/15 | Liz Peek
    No president in our countryís history has been more concerned about his legacy than has Barack Obama. How ironic that people might someday best remember our first African-American Commander in Chief for having inspired the candidacy of Donald Trump. Six years of Obama forcing unpopular policies down Americansí throats; six years of lies and misdeeds by unaccountable bureaucrats; six years of lame growth and resulting wage suppression; six years of appeasing our enemies and facing down our friends; six years of dividing the country Ė they have all taken their toll.
  • Yahoo ads accidentally spewed malware

    08/04/2015 1:58:41 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 4 at 1:43 PM | Andrea Peterson
    The attack started on July 28 and has now been resolved, according to the Times. A Yahoo spokesperson declined to comment to The Washington Post on how long the issue persisted, saying that the company's investigation is ongoing. The attack leveraged a bug in Adobe Flash -- a graphics program with a history of security problems that many developers have urged users to dump. The type of scheme used, known as "malvertising," takes advantage of the online advertising system that supports much of the Web: The bad guys buy up digital ad space, then use it to serve up malicious...
  • Who is bankrolling the top presidential candidates

    07/21/2015 11:35:09 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 10 replies
    Yahoo Financa ^ | 7/21 | Rick Newman
    Yahoo Finance is closely following the money pouring into the 2016 campaign, and we analyzed newly released data to see which companies are aligned with which candidates. (Our full methodology is at the end of this story.) Not surprisingly, Bush and Clinton are pulling down millions from deep corporate connections. But we found a few unexpected things as well. While itís no secret that Jeb Bush is Wall Street's preferred candidate, for instance, Hillary Clinton more than makes up for that with thousands of donations from attorneys at powerful law firms. Many analysts consider ultraconservative Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas...
  • ĎDid they get me?í: Docs reveal long-time John Doe spying operation (WI)

    06/29/2015 9:52:20 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 6-29-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. Ė Democrat Milwaukee County prosecutors tapped the email and text communications of conservative activists as part of a five-year probe aimed at bringing down Republican Gov. Scott Walker, affidavits reviewed by Wisconsin Watchdog reveal. One target of the spying operation told Wisconsin Watchdog the methods used to keep tabs on Wisconsin residents were like those of the National Security Agencyís domestic spying program. ďIt was actually worse because (Milwaukee County prosecutors) were taking the body of emails and looking at actual data,Ē said the source, who asked not to be identified for fear of retribution from the prosecutors....
  • Wall Street is getting tired of funding socially conservative Republicans running for president

    06/13/2015 8:50:27 AM PDT · by Jess Kitting · 77 replies
    Business Insider / Yahoo ^ | June 13, 2015 | Linette Lopez
    For years, when it came to presidential candidates, Wall Street made huge compromises in order to support the Republican Party. The money men in New York City set aside their socially liberal views in order to support fiscally conservative candidates because that was the only way to get on the same page as the GOP base. The result has been a series of candidates Wall Street's big donors didn't really want. It seems those donors are getting tired of that outcome.
  • Katie Couric re-ups with Yahoo! for $10M per year

    06/13/2015 8:32:00 AM PDT · by PROCON · 27 replies
    nypost.com ^ | June 12, 2015 | Claire Atkinson
    You can call Katie Couric the $10 million anchor. Thatís how much Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer is forking over to retain the Web portalís global news anchor, several sources told The Post on Friday. The new contract, agreed to in the last several days but not yet finalized, gives Couric a stratospheric annual pay package in line with that of NBCís suspended Nightly News anchor Brian Williams.Only Couric is actually anchoring a newscast. The 58-year-old journalist, who had been negotiating a second contract for the past few months, won a significant rise. While the new deal contains a few...
  • Want to remove Huffington Post from your Google search results? Hereís how.

    05/13/2015 2:42:17 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2/24/11 | Patrick Ishmael
    I do my best to avoid giving Huffington Post traffic, even when itís linked here at Hot Air. There are a few reasons, a lot of it having to do with not wanting to underwrite Arianna Huffingtonís politics. But one thing I really, really disagree with is HuffPoís business model, which is to serve as an SEO ó ďsearch engine optimizedĒ ó pass-through to original content elsewhere on the Internet. Ed wrote a great post explaining the HuffPo/content/traffic tension after AOL acquired the site, and if youíre unfamiliar with how SEO works, check this out. In short, some of the...
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    yahoo.com ^ | December 30, 2014 | NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS
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