White House backs off mandatory cybersecurity standards for companies The White House has backed away from its push for mandatory cybersecurity standards in favor of an approach that would combine voluntary measures with incentives for companies to comply with them. That approach reflects recognition of the political reality of a divided Congress that makes mandated standards difficult to push through, and a belief that an executive order President Obama signed in February could improve companies’ cybersecurity. More
How a phony tweet and computer trades sank stocks For a few surreal minutes, a mere 12 words on Twitter caused the world's mightiest stock market to tremble. No sooner did hackers send a false Associated Press tweet reporting explosions at the White House on Tuesday than investors started dumping stocks - eventually unloading $134 billion worth. More
Suspected LulzSec hacker arrested in Australia Australian police have arrested a man they say is affiliated with international hacking collective Lulz Security on a charge of attacking and defacing a government website, officials said Wednesday. More
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Citigroup has barred its New York customers from making credit card transactions with DraftKings and FanDuel, the two biggest fantasy sports sites. The ban will last until a decision on the sites’ legality is made by courts, said bank spokeswoman Jennifer Bombardier. The sites are in a legal dispute with Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who
Job growth in January went plop — just like I predicted. I’ve been saying for months that, because of statistical hurdles, the January jobs report would be a major problem in the Federal Reserve’s efforts to raise interest rates. The Labor Department announced that only 151,000 jobs were created in January, down from the misleading
AP/Rick BowmerUtah lawmakers are considering making it the first state to declare pornography a public health crisis, similar to cigarettes.
State Sen. Todd Weiler (R) recently introduced a legislative resolution that would recognize a range of “societal harms” from the pornography “epidemic.”
“I’m hoping this will start educating people that pornography is actually addictive, that it’s harmful to families and relationships,” says Senator Weiler in a phone interview.
Weiler acknowledges First Amendment rights to make and view pornography.
Although the resolution does not put forward any particular policy solution, he says he ultimately “would like to see the US work toward an Internet that is porn free unless you opt into it.”
The proposal has rekindled age-old cultural battles over sexual norms and morality – but it also pushes the conversation into a broader framework.
Some critics of the Utah resolution see it as yet another conservative attempt to shore up heterosexual marriage as the acceptable context for sex.
A Salon.com headline ridiculed it as “porn hysteria.” But where some see an effort to reframe conservative morality under the guise of public health, crafters of the legislation point to issues from elementary school age children accessing hard-core porn to cases of sex trafficking and child abuse.
Conservatives aren’t the only ones making the case for considering pornography’s role in harming social well-being.
It remains unclear – and Yahoo isn't saying – what the impact of a company-wide workforce reduction of 15 percent will have on its Lockport operations.
The company announced this week that it would pare its workforce to 9,000 employees — a 15 percent cut — and pursue a more concentrated strategic focus, which may include a sale.