Supreme Court Dismisses Appeal of Case on Expired Travel Ban

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court dismissed on Tuesday an appeal in one of the cases challenging President Trump’s efforts to limit travel to the United States, calling an earlier version of the ban moot because it has expired. That travel ban has since been replaced with broader restrictions, and a second case remains before the justices…

Google’s Home Mini needed a software patch to stop some of them from recording everything

Categorize this under “one of the worst possible PR nightmares for a Google smart speaker.” According to Artem Russakovskii at Android Police, the Google Home Mini he was reviewing was randomly and near-constantly recording sounds in his home and transmitting them to Google. The company acknowledged the problem and is issuing a software update to resolve the…

Israel hacked Kaspersky, then tipped the NSA that its tools had been breached

In 2015, Israeli government hackers saw something suspicious in the computers of a Moscow-based cybersecurity firm: hacking tools that could only have come from the National Security Agency. Israel notified the NSA, where alarmed officials immediately began a hunt for the breach, according to people familiar with the matter, who said an investigation by the…

U.S. flies bombers over Korea as Trump discusses options

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. military flew two strategic bombers over the Korean peninsula in a show of force late on Tuesday, as President Donald Trump met top defense officials to discuss how to respond to any threat from North Korea. Tensions have soared between the United States and North Korea following a series of…

Eminem unleashes on Trump: The 11 fiercest lines

(CNN) In what is perhaps the fiercest and the most exhaustive attack against Donald Trump in hip-hop, Eminem “came to stomp,” unleashing on the President in an explosive 4.5 minute freestyle — which aired during Tuesday night’s BET Hip Hop Awards — calling Trump everything from “Donald the b—-,” to a “racist grandpa.” A request to the White…

North Korean hackers ‘stole US-South Korea war plans’

North Korean hackers reportedly stole thousands of military documents detailing war plans of South Korea and the US, including plans to assassinate Kim Jong-un. South Korean lawmaker Rhee Cheol-hee made the claim on Tuesday, saying the information came from Seoul’s Defense Ministry, Yonhap reports. Rhee sits on the defense committee and is a member of the country’s…

Being overweight is linked to 40% of cancer cases

Here’s one more reason to reach a healthier body weight — a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says cancers associated with being overweight or obese account for 40% of all diagnoses of the disease in the United States. The good news since the 1990s is that new cases of…

Spanish economy minister says ‘it’s very clear’ Catalan independence not going to happen

People have nothing to fear about their deposits in Catalan banks, says Spanish Economy Minister Luis de Guindos, as he says it’s impossible for Catalonia to gain independence from the rest of the country. “It’s very clear the independence of Catalonia is not going to take place,” the minister told CNBC. He added that “It’s illegal, irrational,…

Google Removes Russia-Backed Anti-Hillary Clinton YouTubers

A Russian propaganda account purporting to be run by two African-American video bloggers named “Williams and Kalvin” was taken down by YouTube on Monday. The takedown comes hours after a The Daily Beast report revealed Williams and Kalvin’s Facebook and Twitter pages were pulled in August due to their ties to the Kremlin’s propaganda arm. The account was…

Lizz Winstead: “Really Disappointed” In Obama, Clinton For Not Denouncing Harvey Weinstein

On Monday, co-creator of The Daily Show Lizz Winstead told MSNBC’s Katy Tur that she is disappointed in former President Barack Obama and 2016 Democratic nominee for president Hillary Clinton for not coming out and denouncing Harvey Weinstein. Winstead questioned why would they have shame. Tur noted that Malia Obama, the daughter of the president, served as…

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