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Trump: ‘Why was there the Civil War?’ 

Posted on May 1st, 2017 at 22:25 by John Sinteur in category: News


President Trump during an interview that airs Monday questioned why the country had a Civil War and suggested former President Andrew Jackson could have prevented it had he served later.

“I mean had Andrew Jackson been a little bit later you wouldn’t have had the Civil War. He was a very tough person, but he had a big heart,” Trump said during an interview with the Washington Examiner’s Salena Zito.
“He was really angry that he saw what was happening with regard to the Civil War, he said, ‘There’s no reason for this.'”
Jackson, the nation’s seventh president, died in 1845. The Civil War began in 1861.
What’s a blogger to do… I mean, The Hill is not a satire site, so this might be real, but come on….

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  1. Would this be the same Andrew Jackson of the Indian Removal Act (May 28, 1830), if so I can see why Trump would find him inspirational.

  2. Oh Pete, that’s ancient history…as is the Constitution, apparently.

Bose sued for logging listening habits

Posted on May 1st, 2017 at 10:17 by John Sinteur in category: News


“People put headphones on their head because they think it’s private, but they can be giving out information they don’t want to share,” Christopher Dore, a lawyer representing Mr Zak, told the Reuters news agency.

Mr Dore works for law firm Edelson PC which specialises in cases revolving around data privacy.

Legal papers filed by Edelson said Mr Zak downloaded the Bose Connect app soon after buying a pair of QuietComfort 35 headphones. He provided basic information to sign up for the app that lets users control what they listen to via their smartphone.

Soon after, alleges the lawsuit, he noticed that it was logging far more data about his audio choices than he expected.

The suit claims that similar data is taken from users of other Bose gadgets including the SoundSport Wireless, Sound Sport Pulse Wireless, QuietControl 30, SoundLink Around-Ear Wireless Headphones II, and SoundLink Color II.

Mr Dore said the sign-up process for the app gave no hint about how much data Bose gathered nor what it planned to do with it.

I can’t for the life of me figure out why somebody had the thought “gee, let’s make an app for this headphone”. What’s next? An app for a pencil? For a roll of toilet paper?

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  1. I can’t understand why people still haven’t figured out that free apps are not developed for just for your convenience. Their goal is to make money. Gee, I wonder how they make money on a free app???

Russian-controlled telecom hijacks financial services’ Internet traffic

Posted on May 1st, 2017 at 9:32 by John Sinteur in category: News


On Wednesday, large chunks of network traffic belonging to MasterCard, Visa, and more than two dozen other financial services companies were briefly routed through a Russian government-controlled telecom under unexplained circumstances that renew lingering questions about the trust and reliability of some of the most sensitive Internet communications.

Anomalies in the border gateway protocol—which routes large-scale amounts of traffic among Internet backbones, ISPs, and other large networks—are common and usually the result of human error. While it’s possible Wednesday’s five- to seven-minute hijack of 36 large network blocks may also have been inadvertent, the high concentration of technology and financial services companies affected made the incident “curious” to engineers at network monitoring service BGPmon. What’s more, the way some of the affected networks were redirected indicated their underlying prefixes had been manually inserted into BGP tables, most likely by someone at Rostelecom, the Russian government-controlled telecom that improperly announced ownership of the blocks.

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