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The Nation is reviewing a story casting doubt on Russian hack of DNC

The Nation is reviewing a story casting doubt on Russian hack of DNC

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The Nation is reviewing a story casting doubt on Russian hack of DNC.
Katrina vanden Heuvel, the Nation’s editor and publisher (and the writer of a weekly online column for The Post), tells the Erik Wemple Blog that Lawrence’s piece is undergoing a post-publication editorial review.
No Internet service provider, such as a hacker would have had to use in mid-2016, was capable of downloading data at this speed.
Seth Rich has nothing to do with this story.
… It was dispiriting because someone wants an article to stand on its own terms.” The editorial review of Lawrence’s article should conclude by week’s end, said vanden Heuvel.
The magazine is “out of sync” with liberals on this matter, said vanden Heuvel, as well as its view that it’s perilous to escalate tensions with Russia.
In June, a group of Nation writers penned a letter to vanden Heuvel expressing concerns about the tone of the magazine’s coverage.
Two key paragraphs: Donald Trump is now facing what may be an irreversible crisis.
The full extent of Trump’s ties to the Russian government is unknown, but what we know so far – his comments to Russian officials in the Oval Office, in the immediate aftermath of the Comey firing; the conduct of current and former officials in his administration – raises serious questions about his competence.
The Washington Times, Breitbart, Seth Rich truthers and Donald Trump Jr.?

UK Retail Data Breach Incidents Double in a Year

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UK Retail Data Breach Incidents Double in a Year.
The number of UK retailers experiencing data breaches has doubled over the past year, according to new stats shared by law firm RPC.
Contrary to some headlines making the news, this doesn’t necessarily mean an uptick in malicious activity by third parties; breaches can commonly be caused by employee error, negligence or deliberate actions.
Partner Jeremy Drew argued that cost pressures including rates and minimum wage increases and the declining pound can often take precedent.
“Retailers are a goldmine of personal data but their high-profile nature and sometimes aging complex systems make them a popular target for hackers,” he added.
“As the GDPR threatens a massive increase in fines for companies that fail to deal with data security, we do expect investment to increase both in stopping breaches occurring in the first place and ensuring that if they do happen they are found quickly and contained.” David Kennerley, director of threat research at Webroot, argued that retailers need to focus both on their internal security and on ensuring customers stay safe online.
“Retailers need to keep PoS software up-to-date and deploy threat protection and detection on these devices, while not forgetting the importance of the physical security of PoS systems.
Where possible, two-factor authentication should be used internally and by their customers.
Online transactions should always require the CVV number is entered by the customer for every transaction,” he said.
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UK Retail Data Breach Incidents Double in a Year

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UK Retail Data Breach Incidents Double in a Year.
The number of UK retailers experiencing data breaches has doubled over the past year, according to new stats shared by law firm RPC.
Contrary to some headlines making the news, this doesn’t necessarily mean an uptick in malicious activity by third parties; breaches can commonly be caused by employee error, negligence or deliberate actions.
Partner Jeremy Drew argued that cost pressures including rates and minimum wage increases and the declining pound can often take precedent.
“Retailers are a goldmine of personal data but their high-profile nature and sometimes aging complex systems make them a popular target for hackers,” he added.
“As the GDPR threatens a massive increase in fines for companies that fail to deal with data security, we do expect investment to increase both in stopping breaches occurring in the first place and ensuring that if they do happen they are found quickly and contained.” David Kennerley, director of threat research at Webroot, argued that retailers need to focus both on their internal security and on ensuring customers stay safe online.
“Retailers need to keep PoS software up-to-date and deploy threat protection and detection on these devices, while not forgetting the importance of the physical security of PoS systems.
Where possible, two-factor authentication should be used internally and by their customers.
Online transactions should always require the CVV number is entered by the customer for every transaction,” he said.
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In The Age Of Cyber-Terrorism, Every Investor Must Own Gold

In The Age Of Cyber-Terrorism, Every Investor Must Own Gold

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Doom”: own some physical gold and keep it out of the banking system.
In a recent Metal Masters interview with the Hard Assets Alliance, he noted that the biggest geopolitical risk for Americans today is not a conventional war but rather cyber-attacks that could take down the U.S. power grid.
But it’s not the only reason to own gold today.
Today, a million is nothing at all—small change.
When people talk about, ‘Oh, there is no inflation in the system,’ this is nonsense.
The Fed largely ignores gold as an asset, he says, because “gold is an embarrassment to central banks.” Take it from “Dr.
Doom”: own some physical gold and keep it out of the banking system.
When people talk about, ‘Oh, there is no inflation in the system,’ this is nonsense.
If you switched off the Internet, what would happen?” This is where the merits of gold bullion become obvious, he says: “In these times, you actually want to have access to something physical that is a recognized medium of exchange.” “Gold Is Driven by Money Printing” When the Fed pursues loose monetary policies, Faber states, the people who benefit the most are the super-elite, the 0.01%.
… They don’t benefit from money printing.