Facebook’s Battle Against Fake News Helped by This Tiny US Think Tank

A day before Facebook announced that it had discovered and disabled a propaganda campaign designed to sow dissension among US voters, it exclusively shared some of the suspicious pages with an online forensics team so busy it hasn’t put a nameplate on the door. The Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab is based in a 12-foot-by-12-foot office in … Read more

Trump and the Fox & Friends show. Think ego, not news

Television can be a welcome relief for a president. Ronald Reagan liked to watch Family Ties in his spare moments. George HW Bush was said to enjoy Murder, She Wrote. Barack Obama loved The Wire. But the show Donald Trump most enjoys isn’t fiction. At least, not strictly. Trump’s favorite program is Fox & Friends – Fox … Read more

Think twice as that second home won’t save much tax

TNN | Feb 2, 2017, 06.01 AM IST 7 Comments (Representative Image) While the Budget has let sellers of immovable property claim long-term capital gains after two years instead of the earlier three, it has discouraged investment in the housing sector for rental income by taking away a benefit provided on buying a second house. … Read more

Think twice as that second home won’t save much tax

TNN | Feb 2, 2017, 06.01 AM IST 7 Comments (Representative Image) While the Budget has let sellers of immovable property claim long-term capital gains after two years instead of the earlier three, it has discouraged investment in the housing sector for rental income by taking away a benefit provided on buying a second house. … Read more

Weekly poll: LG G6 is a clean break from the G5, what do you think?

LG tried something novel with the G5 but recent leaks show it’s changing course for the LG G6. Gone is the removable battery and gone are the bezels (the headphone jack is reportedly safe and sound). The LG G6 is rumored to have an usual 2:1 screen (well, extra wide screens are not that unusual … Read more

A plan to tax US imports has better odds of becoming law than many people think

Container ships at the Port of Oakland Getty Images A controversial proposal to tax all goods and services coming into the United States has a better chance of becoming law than many on Wall Street suspect. The so-called “border-adjusted” tax is part of the House tax overhaul plan that also would reduce the corporate rate … Read more

A plan to tax US imports has better odds of becoming law than many people think

Getty Images Container ships at the Port of Oakland A controversial proposal to tax all goods and services coming into the United States has a better chance of becoming law than many on Wall Street suspect. The so-called “border-adjusted” tax is part of the House tax overhaul plan that also would reduce the corporate rate … Read more

Suspected Russian hackers target U.S. think tanks after election

That malware is designed to examine and control whatever system it infects. It can also secretly download additional malicious files and evade detection from antivirus products. Volexity is blaming the attack on the Cozy Bear group partly because of the malware used; it contains coding that’s been found in other hacking techniques tied to the … Read more

Intel wants to make its Internet of Things chips see, think, and act

Rolling out the internet of things means using devices as our eyes and ears and even asking them to make decisions for us. The chips at the heart of those devices play critical roles, and on Tuesday some of them got better at their jobs. While ARM introduced two minuscule processor architectures with security features … Read more