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Opinion: What Mayim Bialik reveals about #MeToo

CNN - 1 hour 4 min ago
Me too, I tweeted this morning. "But of course. #metoo."

Op-Ed Columnist: Upswingers and Downswingers

NY Times - 1 hour 5 min ago
Politics can devolve into a fight between people who believe society is moving upward and those who think all is broken.

Airbus buys stake in jet program at center of potential trade war

CNN - 1 hour 7 min ago
Airbus (EADSY)on Monday announced it was acquiring a majority stake in rival Bombardier's embattled C Series airliner program, reshaping the landscape in the transatlantic battle against plane maker Boeing.

Firefighters make progress against fires as Californians return to charred homes

CNN - 1 hour 8 min ago
The 11,000 firefighters battling "one of the greatest tragedies" to ever strike California are starting to gain the upper hand.

Editorial: In Election, Austria’s Nazi Past Raises Its Head

NY Times - 1 hour 9 min ago
The victorious People’s Party needs to reject a coalition with a party with ties to the Third Reich.

Apple Considered Buying Medical Clinic Startup Crossover Health

MacRumors - 1 hour 11 min ago
Apple considered purchasing medical clinic startup Crossover Health as part of its push into healthcare, reports CNBC. Apple is said to have participated talks with the healthcare company up until recently, but after months of discussion, no deal materialized.

According to its website, Crossover Health works with major companies to provide employees with on-site medical clinics. Some of its existing customers include Facebook, Microsoft, LinkedIn, Square, and Apple, with many of these companies offering on-campus medical care.

Citing three sources with knowledge of the talks, CNBC says it's not clear why no acquisition ultimately happened between the two companies. Apple also talked to One Medical, another startup that offers patient clinics in several different cities.

Whether Apple would use such a startup to develop public-facing actual medical clinics or use existing facilities to sell products and gather data is not known.The discussions about expanding into primary care have been happening inside Apple's health team for more than a year, one of the people said. It is not yet clear whether Apple would build out its own network of primary care clinics, in a similar manner to its highly successful retail stores, or simply partner with existing players.Apple has made serious inroads into medical care with the introduction of CareKit and ResearchKit. CareKit is aimed at helping app developers create health-related apps to allow consumers better access to healthcare data, while ResearchKit is aimed at helping medical professionals develop studies to further medical research using data gathered from Apple customers.

Apple is said to be aiming to make the iPhone a "one-stop shop" for medical info, offering a centralized way to store all of a person's health data.

In the past, Apple CEO Tim Cook has said that health is an area that interests Apple because it's where hardware, software, and services can come together into "something that's magical." "We believe that health is something that is a huge problem in the world," said Cook in 2016. "We think it is ripe for simplicity and sort of a new view, and we'd like to contribute to that."

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Chelsea Bomb Suspect Guilty in Attack That Sowed Terror Across Region

NY Times - 1 hour 17 min ago
Ahmad Khan Rahimi was convicted of carrying out a two-day bombing spree in New York and New Jersey in September 2016. The worst damage occurred on West 23rd Street.

After 93 years, Qantas finally gets the flight it wants

CNN - 1 hour 19 min ago
The Australian airline on Monday took delivery of the first of eight 787-9 Dreamliners from Boeing. It's a jet that Qantas is pinning its future to -- part of a years-long turnaround from record losses.

Everything you need to know about KRACK, the WPA2 Wi-Fi vulnerability

CrackBerry - 1 hour 22 min ago

Exploit in WPA2 means it's open season on your Wi-Fi network, no matter what router you use.

Exploit in WPA2 means it's open season on your Wi-Fi network, no matter what router you use.

Update: Wpa supplicant (the method used to set up a Wi-Fi handshake in Linux) has been updated and is already available. Google has implemented this fix and the November 6, 2017 security update will include it. Google Wifi will automatically install the update as soon as it becomes available.

The original article follows.

For years we've all depended on the WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access) protocol to secure our Wi-Fi networks. That all comes to an end today.

Security researcher Mathy Vanhoef has revealed what he has labeled KRACK, an exploit that attacks a vulnerability in the handshake of the WPA2 protocol that you most likely use to protect your Wi-Fi at home and millions of small businesses around the world use, too.

Update: A statement from Google given The Verge says that while every Wi-Fi enabled device is affected, Android phones using Marshmallow (Android 6.0) or higher pose a special risk and are vulnerable to a variant of the exploit that can manipulate traffic. Models on older firmware are susceptible in other ways, but traffic injection is a serious issue. Expect a fix from Google in the near future.

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'I'm An American' Radio Show Promoted Inclusion Before World War II

NPR All Things Considered - 1 hour 40 min ago

Before the U.S. entered World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt wanted to promote tolerance toward immigrants. So, the government started a radio program featuring celebrity immigrants' stories.

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Trump Blames Democrats and ‘Some Republicans’ for Stalled Agenda

NY Times - 1 hour 43 min ago
Trump said that some Republicans “should be ashamed at themselves” for failing to support the president’s agenda, including repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

N. Korea says no diplomacy until it can hit US with missile

CNN - 1 hour 44 min ago
A North Korean official reaffirmed Pyongyang's commitment to developing a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching "all the way to the East coast of the mainland US," on Monday, telling CNN that the rogue nation is currently not interested in diplomacy with the US until it achieves that goal.

Stranded by Maria, Puerto Ricans Get Creative to Survive

NY Times - 1 hour 52 min ago
Three weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, people across the island, especially those in remote areas, are improvising ways to stay alive.

In The Wake Of Harvey Weinstein Scandal, Women Say #MeToo

NPR All Things Considered - 1 hour 56 min ago

The ousting of a powerful Hollywood producer over multiple abuse allegations prompted women and other assault survivors to proclaim a simple idea: that sexual abuse is common in their lives.

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Trump Falsely Claims Obama Didn’t Contact Families of Fallen Soldiers

NY Times - 1 hour 58 min ago
President Trump’s assertion belied a long record of meetings his predecessor, Barack Obama, held with the families of killed soldiers, as well as calls and letters.

Hong Kong: Where North Korea launders its money?

CNN - 1 hour 59 min ago
Easey Commercial Building is an unassuming mid-rise office tower on Hennessy Road, an artery that runs through Hong Kong's busy Wan Chai district. The structure sits among scenery that's classic Hong Kong: bright lights, tall buildings, people rushing about.

Trump breaks silence on Green Beret deaths, knocks Obama before backtracking

CNN - 2 hours 3 min ago
Breaking his public silence about four American soldiers killed during an ambush in Niger, President Donald Trump said Monday he'd penned personal letters to their families and planned to phone them later this week.
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