WASHINGTON– The federal government is worried some refrigerators and coffee pots could pose a national security risk, and it’s taking action. Colorado’s U.S. Senator Cory Gardner among a bi-partisan group of senators who are sponsoring legislation to secure the so-called Internet of Things – everyday devices that are embedded with computer chips and sensors. Gardner says those devices can be used as weapons of mass disruption. “The federal government orders billions of dollars worth of Internet of Things devices each and every year,” says Gardner. “These are things that can be hacked into. You can try to control systems, instruments
Orange is not a good color with my complexion and stripes make me look fat. Should the Feds get hold of my TV they will have a lot of swearing to listen to. And I´ll be wearing orange or black and white stripes for a long time.
Just because an appliance has wi fi capability doesn´t mean you have to use it. My refrigerator & whole house generator has wi fi I do not use. It you decide to use it an alert will be sent to your smart phone when to change a filter, do yearly maintenance etc. plus some charge a fee.
These are part of what is called the "Internet of Things (IoT)". I refer to it as "the Internet of NOT Your Things" because in order for all of these "smart" things to work, they have to e connected to somewhere that you don´t control. Not only do they represent a huge personal privacy and internet security risk, there is also another problem for the consumer. You see, despite the fact you believe that you "own" these things, you really don´t. They belong to those who control the software. Ask those folks who "bought" those fancy "Nest smart thermostats" about what happened when an IT tech made a mistake that resulting in them all shutting down in the middle of winter or what happened after Nest was bought out by Google and Google shut down the Nest servers, and their thermostats.
Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein sent several flattering emails to Hillary Clinton when she was Secretary of State, even offering her free copies of his movies. In 2010, Weinstein appeared eager to rekindle his relationship with Clinton, as her political star continued to rise. “As time moves on, I realize I haven’t seen you and Mrs. Clinton (Hillary) in a long time, but I think of you both often,” he wrote in an August 2010 email to Clinton’s assistant Capricia Marshall. “I don’t know if movie producers are still worthy in your world, but next time you’re in NYC I’d
The White House placed CNN and MSNBC in the last two rows of the foreign press section during Tuesday’s joint press conference with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. CNN political analyst and Sentinel editor Brian Karem tweeted Tuesday complaining about the situation. “I am not saying that they are punishing MSNBC and CNN,” he wrote. “What I am saying is that they are in the last two rows of the foreign press section.” (Photo/Tweet) Trump took time on Tuesday morning to bash CNN and NBC News while he made his rounds on the conservative media circuit, suggesting maybe their placement
The FBI found 2,800 documents on Anthony Weiner´s personal laptop related to his estranged wife Huma Abedin´s work as deputy chief of staff for Hillary Clinton when she served as secretary of state, according to a new report. The State Department on Tuesday informed Judicial Watch that it received those 2,800 documents from the FBI following the conservative watchdog´s lawsuit against State over its failure to respond to a Freedom of Information Act request. "The State Department has identified approximately 2,800 work-related documents among the documents provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation," the department´s court filing states. Judicial Watch
Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” host Joe Scarborough said President Donald Trump was the “antithesis” of the teachings of Jesus Christ. Scarborough said, “You look in Matthew, and go through the Beatitudes. Every single Beatitude. You go through Jesus’s teaching. What he says he wants people to be. Donald Trump is the antithesis of just about every single thing that Jesus Christ said on the Sermon on the Mount. Go read it.” He added, “None of us are perfect, but he goes out of his way it seems to thumb his nose at all conventions. Including the basics of
The Jacksonville Jaguars have issued an apology to a local veterans group for the team´s peaceful protest in London last month. Nearly all of the Jaguars players and owner Shad Khan locked arms during the national anthem on September 24, prior to a game against the Baltimore Ravens, while around a dozen or so players took a knee to protest inequality and police violence against minorities. Jaguars President Mark Lamping addressed the apology letter to Jacksonville´s director of military affairs and veterans department Bill Spann, saying the team was ´remiss in not fully comprehending the effect of the national anthem
THIS IS A STUNNING DEVELOPMENT———————Prior to the Obama administration approving the very controversial deal in 2010 giving Russia 20% of America’s Uranium, the FBI had evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were involved in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering in order to benefit Vladimir Putin, says a report by The Hill. Who was right in the middle of it all? HILLARY CLINTON. (Photo) John Solomon and Alison Spann of The Hill: Federal agents used a confidential U.S. witness working inside the Russian nuclear industry to gather extensive financial records, make secret recordings and intercept emails as early as 2009
Former President Barack Obama is coming to New Jersey to campaign for the Democratic gubernatorial candidate. Phil Murphy´s campaign announced Monday that Obama would be attending an event in Newark on Thursday. It´s the same day the former Democratic president is set to campaign for Virginia Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam. Virginia is the only other state electing a governor this year. Murphy has welcomed a handful of high-profile Democratic officials to the state as part of his effort to succeed term-limited Republican Gov. Chris Christie. (Photo) Former Vice President Al Gore stumped for Murphy over the weekend. And Joe
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday at a joint press conference with President Trump said his country´s relationship with the U.S. is perhaps at its "best" since World War II, despite once predicting a Trump presidency would be "evil." Tsipras said the relationship between the U.S. and Greece is thriving, as Greece comes out of an economic crisis and begins to attract investments and increase trade, thanks in part to the U.S. But Tsipras, asked head on what he thinks of Mr. Trump now, after casting his presidency in such a negative light last year, said he and Mr.
President Trump said Tuesday that he has narrowed the search for the next Federal Reserve chairman down to five candidates, all of whom are viable nominees. "Honestly, I like ´em all," Trump said of the five potential central bankers, speaking at a press conference with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras at the White House. "I´ll make a decision over the next very short period of time," Trump said. One of the five candidates is current Chairwoman Janet Yellen, whose term expires at the end of January. Trump reportedly also met with Stanford economist John Taylor, an advocate of rules-based monetary
A-list Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon revealed, in a speech to Elle Magazine´s Women in Hollywood Monday night, that she was sexually assaulted by a director at age 16 — and then forced to stay silent as a condition of employment. Witherspoon dedicated her remarks to the women who have come forward to accuse Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and rape, telling the crowd of her "guilt" for not speaking up about her own horrific encounters. "This has been a really hard week for women in Hollywood, for women all over the world, and a lot of
New evidence has emerged to confirm Peter Schweizer’s account in his bestselling book Clinton Cash about the corrupt tactics behind former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s approval of Russia’s purchase of 20 percent of U.S. uranium. Josh Solomon and Alison Spann report in The Hill: Before the Obama administration approved a controversial deal in 2010 giving Moscow control of a large swath of American uranium, the FBI had gathered substantial evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering designed to grow Vladimir Putin’s atomic energy business inside the United States, according to government
Former President Barack Obama did not personally call Gen. John Kelly, a Marine General who had commanded a multinational force in Iraq, when his son got killed in action in Afghanistan, according to an administration source. The source responded to an inquiry from DailyMail.com about Kelly after President Donald Trump raised a question about it in an interview on Brian Kilmeade´s radio show on Fox Tuesday. Trump the previous day had caused a flap by claiming his predecessors ´didn´t make calls´ to families of the fallen. Trump´s initial comments drew an angry response from prior White House officials who said
Hillary Clinton was forced to make a series of embarrassing media cancellations today after falling and hurting her foot, MailOnline can reveal. The former First Lady failed to show up at BBC Woman’s Hour, ITV´s This Morning show and at the London Studios to record an interview with the BBC´s Graham Norton Show. Sources said her fall had followed her appearance at the South Bank Centre last night and the twice-defeated Presidential candidate had been exhausted after a lengthy book promotion tour. This Morning presenter Philip Schofield said on Snapchat: ´Supposed to be interviewing Hillary Clinton... but she´s fallen over
Hillary Clinton fell and broke her toe during her book tour in London as President Trump said he hoped she would run for president again in 2020.Clinton, who had to cancel several interviews on Monday, appeared on "The Graham Norton Show" with a protective walking boot on her right foot.“I was running down the stairs in heels with a cup of coffee in hand, I was talking over my shoulder and my heel caught and I fell backwards,” she said.“I tried to get up and it really hurt. I’ve broken my toe,” Clinton continued, going on to say she received
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) blasted “half-baked, spurious nationalism” in the United States in an emotional speech Monday night after receiving the National Constitution Center’s Liberty Medal. “To fear the world we have organized and led for three-quarters of a century, to abandon the ideals we have advanced around the globe, to refuse the obligations of international leadership and our duty to remain ´the last best hope of earth´ for the sake of some half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems is as unpatriotic as an attachment to any other tired dogma of
Hillary Clinton slammed what she called "endemic" sexism and misogyny in America during an interview with Fareed Zakaria, which aired Sunday. Clinton, who was interviewed by Zakaria on his show, "GPS," said sexism was so inherent that she purposely hadn´t highlighted her career history of fighting for women´s rights when she ran for president in 2016. However, she admitted that with the benefit of hindsight, she "could have tried harder" to do so. "I´m a middle-class girl from the middle of the country, and so I always struggled with like, OK, so what´s my story. And it suddenly dawned on me that
Sure, it´s been more than 340 days since Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton, but there´s still one very narrow, highly unlikely and entirely unprecedented way that Clinton could become president. And it has some Democratic die-hards dreaming again. Harvard University professor Lawrence Lessig offered a Clinton path to the presidency on Medium, putting forward a series of "if/then" scenarios that lead to House Speaker Paul Ryan handing the White House keys to Clinton. Here´s how constitutional law expert Lessig lays it out: If number 1: If Trump is definitively found to have colluded directly with Russia, he would be forced to resign or
New York activist Tamika Mallory says she was booted from an American Airlines flight in Miami after a pilot inserted himself into a dispute over her seat assignment. Mallory, a co-chair of the Women’s March on Washington, was traveling home to New York when the pilot followed her to scold her over an argument she had with a gate agent. He then had her summoned from her seat and kicked off the flight, she told the Daily News. “It definitely was white male aggression. I was singled out, I was disrespected, and he was trying to intimidate me. I was
Jane Fonda made it clear she is not proud of America. During a recent interview with the BBC, Fonda was asked, "Are you proud of America today?" The actress was very quick to reply with a hard "no." "But, I’m proud of the resistance," she elaborated. "I’m proud of the people who are turning out in unprecedented numbers and continue over and over and over again to protest what Trump is doing. I’m very proud of them, that core." During the same interview, the 79-year-old was asked if she had a "sense of regret" for her visit to North Vietnam in 1972. The
Hillary Clinton on Sunday defended NFL players who knelt during the national anthem, saying kneeling is a “reverent” position that is not against “our anthem or our flag.” The former Democratic presidential candidate, who was at the Southbank Centre´s London Literature Festival, urged Democrats to use the issue against President Trump. Clinton was embarking on a foreign trip to promote her book “What Happened.” She said people should resist “what are very clear dog-whistles” to the Trump base, pointing to the example of kneeling NFL players. “That´s what black athletes kneeling was all about,” she said in response to a question about ways to
If the NFL thought Americans would ease the backlash against the league — they were sadly mistaken. Photos of empty stadiums from around the league show how dire a situation kneelers have spurred. (Photo) Breitbart News reports: Note, that the Jets played New England on Sunday, meaning there should have been a big crowd for that game. The Texans, Atlanta, and Baltimore are also very relevant teams with relatively loyal fan bases. Yet, thousands upon thousands of fans no-showed or didn’t buy tickets for those games. (Photos/Tweet) Here’s a shot of the Jaguars stadium at kickoff: (Tweet) Photos of empty
Former NFL quarter Colin Kaepernick has filed a grievance against NFL owners because he believes they colluded to keep him out of a job due to his protests during the national anthem. Kaepernick first protested in the 2016 preseason when he took a knee during the national anthem. He claimed he protested against racial injustice across the country. The protests took off, with many players following his lead.Kaepernick hired criminal defense lawyer Mark Geragos, who has represented Michael Jordan and musician Chris Brown. CBS Sports reported this statement from Geragos: We can confirm that this morning we filed a grievance under the
Sen. John McCain warned against the US turning toward ´half-baked, spurious nationalism´ and jabbed at unnamed pushers of isolationist politics while at an event honoring the war hero´s contributions. (Snip) ´To abandon the ideals we have advanced around the globe, to refuse the obligations of international leadership for the sake of some half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems, is as unpatriotic as an attachment to any other tired dogma of the past that Americans consigned to the ash heap of history,´ he said. He added: ´We live in a land made of
Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D., Ill.) said in a radio interview on Sunday that Democrats can lose to President Donald Trump in 2020 if they "overdo it" by becoming too liberal. Durbin was asked on a local Chicago radio program about comments from Rep. Cheri Bustos (D., Ill.), who warned fellow Democrats that Trump would be reelected if the party becomes too liberal. CNN reporter Andrew Kaczynski was first to report on Durbin´s comments. (Audio) "We need to be balanced," Durbin said on "Connected to Chicago" on WLS-AM. "She´s right about that. And as downstater like her, I understand