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TRACED Act signed into law, putting robocallers on notice

The Pallone-Thune TRACED Act, a bipartisan bit of legislation that should make life harder for the villains behind robocalls, was signed into law today by the president. It’s still possible to get things done in D.C. after all! We’ve covered the TRACED Act several times previously, as robocalls are, in addition to being horribly annoying, a uniquely annoying high-tech threat. Using clever targeting and spoofing technology, scammers are placing millions of calls that at best irritate and at worst take advantage of the vulnerable. The new law won’t end that…

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Government Worker Faces Prison Time For Stashing Classified Docs in His Basement

A government contractor providing cyber security support to part of the U.S. military faces prison time for taking home hundreds of top secret documents on his own personal thumb drive every day. When confronted over the alarming breach of classified intel, the contractor, William Kinsel, told investigators he was not up to anything nefarioushe just wanted the comfort of being able to work from home. Now, after pleading guilty last week to a single criminal count of obtaining classified documents and taking them home with him on an unauthorized thumb…

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Manaforts Banker Gave Him $16M to Try to Buy Trump Job, Feds Say

A New York grand jury has indicted banker Stephen Calk for allegedly lending millions of dollars to Paul Manafort in hopes of getting a job in the Trump administration. The Southern District of New York charged him with financial institution bribery. If convicted, he could face up to 30 years in prison. The indictment does not name Manafort, but clearly refers to him, describing the borrower as the chairman of a presidential campaign from June to Aug. 2016. The indictment notes that the candidate won. It says Manafort urgently needed…

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Trumpworld Gloats About Mueller: The Fat Lady Has Sung

Trumpworld spent Sunday doing the unthinkable: using Robert Mueller to dunk on Democrats. There was a collective sigh of relief among Trump loyalistsand a very public victory lapin the hours after Attorney General William Barr no evidence of collusion between President Trump and Russia and inconclusive findings over whether Trump obstructed the investigation. As Washington waits for Barr to release a version of Muellers full reportwhich he is expected to do in the near futureDemocrats made clear that Sunday was just the beginning of the fight. While top party leaders…

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New Mexico Mass-Killer Training Compound Suspects Charged With Terrorism, Kidnapping

The five adults found living in a makeshift New Mexico compound, where 11 emaciated children were discovered in filthy conditions last August, have been charged with terrorism, kidnapping, and firearms offenses, the Department of Justice announced Thursday. The two men and three womanJany Leveille, 36, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, 40, Hujrah Wahhaj, 38, Subhanah Wahhaj, 36, and Lucas Morton, 41 knowingly worked together to provide training and weapons in a plot to kill officers and employees of the United States, according to the superseding press release. Advancing beliefs through terror and…

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Crunch Report | Rumors: Amazons New Echo Device

U.S. Department of Justice is reportedly investigating Ubers controversial Greyball program Facebook shutters Oculus Story Studio original VR content division Credits Written by: Tito Hamze, John MannesHosted & Filmed by: Tito HamzeEdited by:Chris GatesTeleprompter:Tito Hamze Notes: I dont know what to wear on Crunch Report (Its a hard decision and I suck at dressing myself). If you are a startup andwant to me to wear something mail me an XL T-shirt and Ill wear it in an episode. Im not going to mention the company on the shirt in the…

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