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5 Things to Watch Next Week: NASDAQ, Cryptocurrencies, China, Euro & Trump

Posted on May 14th, 2017.

Asset Current Value Weekly Change S&P 500 2398 0.88% DAX 12675 1.76% WTI Crude Oil 46.47 -5.75% GOLD 1228.00 -3.21% Bitcoin 1570 16.11% EUR/USD 1.0998 0.91%   Will the NASDAQ carry stocks higher again? The schizophrenic state of the US market continued to dominate trading this week, with the tech sector clearly emerging as a leader...

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Market Overview

An Investor’s Guide to Trump’s First 100 Days

Posted on May 3rd, 2017.

100 days. A rather random period of time by which to judge a presidency. The metric came about thanks to Franklin D. Roosevelt’s flurry of New Deal laws in his first 100 days. Studies have indeed found that it’s legislative action tends to come in one’s first 100 days. At the time of writing, Trump’s approval rating is 43.1 percent...

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Cybersecurity

DTCC Survey: Cyber Risks More of a Risk than Donald Trump to Financial Services

Posted on November 13th, 2016.

A new survey conducted by the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has found that cyber risks top the list of financial service concerns, but that geopolitical threats such as Brexit and the U.S. presidential nominee, Donald Trump, are not far behind. The survey, Systemic Risk Barometer, by the DTCC found that cyber risks...

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Politics

What to Expect for Space and Sci/Tech Under President Trump?

Posted on November 10th, 2016.

US President-elect Donald Trump doesn’t strike as one who knows – or cares – a lot about space, science, and technology. Since the announcement of Trump’s victory, there have been a lot of headlines about a possible catastrophic impact of the upcoming Trump presidency on space and sci/tech in the US. However, a...

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Cybersecurity

Presidential Voting Machines Are Vulnerable to Hacking, Says Cybersecurity Company

Posted on November 7th, 2016.

The day of reckoning will soon be upon millions of American as they head to the polls to elect its 45th President between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, but according to one cybersecurity company, the voting machines used are vulnerable to hacking, reports CNBC. According to Real Clear Politics, Clinton currently has 203 of the...

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Politics

The Heartland Has Been Devastated: Peter Thiel Speaks Up

Posted on November 2nd, 2016.

In a speech at the National Press Club on October 31, billionaire businessman and tech pioneer Peter Thiel defended his controversial decision, which has caused intense debate and earned Thiel the wrath of Silicon Valley liberal elites, to back Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

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Op-Ed

Like: Facebook Could Stop Playing Nanny and Thought Cop

Posted on October 25th, 2016.

Facebook is often criticized for playing nanny: removing content deemed unsuitable for minors, removing content deemed offensive to this or that group, and in general adopting a perhaps benevolent but certainly heavily hands-on approach to the material posted by users. That could be about to change. According to a Facebook news release...

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Politics

According to Google, We’re Obsessed with Donald Trump

Posted on October 24th, 2016.

The evidence on Google Trends is overwhelming: We’re obsessed with Donald Trump. That’s worldwide, not just in the US. In his native country, Mr. Trump is as hot a topic as there comes. In Canada, Latin America, Europe, Australia and many other nations, Mr. Trump is the center of attention this 2016 US presidential campaign....

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Op-Ed

Sorry Silicon Valley Liberals, Freedom of Thought Is Too Important to Mess With

Posted on October 21st, 2016.

Silicon Valley is on fire because venture capitalist Peter Thiel, after speaking in support of Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention, is donating $1.25 million to Trump’s campaign through a combination of super PAC donations and funds given directly to the campaign, The New York Times reported. Project Include, led by Former...

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Activism

Julian Assange: Wikileaks is About to Reveal Information That Could Damage Clinton, or Trump, or Both

Posted on October 4th, 2016.

Speaking via video conference at Wikileaks’ ten years anniversary press conference in Berlin, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange announced the forthcoming, staged release of juicy whistleblowing bits that could impact the ongoing US presidential elections.

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Politics

The US Presidential Elections Brings Virtual Reality to the Spotlight

Posted on September 26th, 2016.

There are many options to watch tonight’s first U.S. Presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Virtual reality is among them. The debate will be broadcast by the major networks and cable channels, and webcast via YouTube, Facebook and Twitter live streaming. There is also a high-tech option: you can strap your...

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Cybersecurity

Black Hat Cybersecurity Leaders Prefer Clinton Compared to Trump

Posted on August 4th, 2016.

If anyone has learned the importance of cybersecurity, it’s Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, according to the founder of Black Hat, a conference for the best of the cybersecurity world. Despite the fact that Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic party have been hacked, cybersecurity leaders are in favor of...

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Cybersecurity

Donald Trump Calls on Russia to Hack Hillary Clinton’s Emails

Posted on July 27th, 2016.

In a call that is certain to be unprecedented, US presidential candidate and Republican nominee Donald Trump has publicly asked Russia and its alleged state-sponsored hackers to find presidential rival Hillary Clinton’s emails. Donald Trump has responded to questions about ties between him and Russia, as alleged by the Democratic...

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Cybersecurity

Donald Trump Is All about the ‘Cyber’ with Cybersecurity

Posted on July 22nd, 2016.

Donald Trump could become the next President of the United States. If and when he does, the subject of cybersecurity and the widening scale of cyberattacks will firmly be on the agenda. So what does Trump have to say about a subject that requires a certain understanding and nuance? Donald Trump, now officially the Republican candidate...

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Breaches

Democrats’ Data (Dirt) on Donald Trump Stolen by Hackers

Posted on June 15th, 2016.

Democratic National Committee (DNC) officials have revealed that Russian state-sponsored hackers have compromised and stolen information from a DNC database containing research on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. DNC officials and cybersecurity experts from industry firm CrowdStrike have said that Russian hackers have...

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Cybersecurity

US Spy Chief: Hackers Are Targeting Presidential Campaigns

Posted on May 23rd, 2016.

The United States National Intelligence Director, James Clapper, has hinted that hackers who have an agenda beyond mere mischief are targeting U.S. presidential campaigns. James Clapper, the US National Intelligence Director has added to his earlier revelation of “indications” of hacking attempts targeting presidential campaigns. While...

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Anonymous

#OpTrump: Anonymous Declares “Total War” Against Donald Trump

Posted on March 15th, 2016.

Hacktivist collective Anonymous has declared “total war” on Republican Presidential hopeful and GOP frontrunner Donald Trump in a video released this month. Decentralized hacktivist collective Anonymous has posted a video encouraging hackers and “every viewer with a computer” to engage in #OpTrump, a campaign targeting Presidential...

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Activism

This Hacktivist Group Is Only Getting Started After Donald Trump DDoS Attack

Posted on January 4th, 2016.

Following a remarkable New Year’s eve incident that saw the services of BBC’s global website and several other outlets of its digital platform including the iPlayer as the targets of DDoS attacks, the hactivist group pulling the trigger say they’re just getting started, after the takedown of Donald Trump’s campaign website. New...

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Cybersecurity

Which Top 5 Presidential Candidate is Most Likely to Be Hacked?

Posted on October 29th, 2015.

Security researcher Jonathan Lampe recently published a report comparing the security readiness of various leading contenders for the White House. The findings are interesting because, well, it’s 2015, and many of these people lived a long time without the existence of the Internet. Given the number of high-profile hacks the...

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Breaches

Trump Hotel Committee confirms a Year-Long Data Leak – Donald Trump is not Happy

Posted on October 7th, 2015.

The Trump Hotel administration released a statement confirming that, for over a year, their clients’ credit card information was leaked and stolen by a group of hackers. Though it wasn’t yet used, private and financial information was first found to be stolen over 3 months ago. Have you stayed at one of the seven luxurious...