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cybercriminalsturning-feb22.jpg Cybercriminals are now resorting to alternative money making methods like formjacking as returns from ransom ware and cryptojacking are diminishing, the latest Symantec Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR) says. The report cites two reasons for cyber thieves' waning interest in the looting of cryptocurrency: Declining value of cryptocurrencies and increasing adoption of cloud and mobile computin

pelosi-trump-022119.jpg House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called for bipartisan support to a resolution to overturn President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration to fund a wall on the southern border with Mexico. "I write to invite all Members of Congress to cosponsor Congressman Joaquin Castro's privileged resolution to terminate this emergency declaration," Pelosi said in a letter sent to Democrats and Republicans

whitehouse-soudiarabia-022019.jpg The House of Representatives' Oversight and Reforms Committee has launched an investigation into White House efforts to transfer sensitive U.S. nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia, so that they can build nuclear reactors across the kingdom. Tuesday, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, issued an interim staff report after multiple whistle blowers came for

dominospizzaforbitcoin-feb20.jpg American restaurant chain Domino's Pizza is now accepting Bitcoin as a mode of payment. Customers can now buy their favorite pizza from any of the multi-billion-dollar stores via the Lightning Network (LN) at a 5 percent discount paying $ 0.01 as an instant payment network fees. Transaction settles in less than 30 seconds, and Domino's Pizza promises to deliver the food packet to the customer w

berniesanders-022718.jpg In a widely anticipated move, Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., officially launched his second campaign for president on Tuesday. Sanders will once again seek the Democratic presidential nomination even though he is an independent and not a member of the party.

trump-mexico-border-wall-021919.jpg A coalition of 16 US states is suing the Trump administration over his decision to declare an emergency at the southern border to get funding for Mexican border wall. President Donald Trump made the declaration of national emergency on Friday to bypass Congress which refused to pass his proposal of $5.7 billion to build a wall along US-Mexico border. 15 states joined the initiative taken by the

trump5-021519.jpg President Donald Trump confirmed Friday that he will declare the situation on the U.S. border with Mexico a national emergency in order to secure additional funding for his divisive border wall.

william-pelham-011419.jpg In a widely anticipated move, the Senate voted Thursday to confirm President Donald Trump's nomination of Republican lawyer William Barr as Attorney General. Barr will subsequently reclaim the position he held under former President George H.W. Bush from 1991 to 1993.

house-votes-021419.jpg The House of Representatives passed a bipartisan resolution calling for an end to the U.S. military support to the Saudi-led coalition in the destructive war in Yemen. The resolution, which curtails presidential war powers, was passed by a 248 to 177 vote with support from 18 Republican lawmakers. As per the resolution, which invokes the War Powers Act, the President is required to "remove Unit

china-us-trade-deal-021319.jpg President Donald Trump has said China wants a trade deal with the United States very badly, and indicated that the deadline to reach a trade deal with China could be extended if the talks are making good progress. "Now, if we're close to a deal where we think we can make a real deal, and it's going to get done, I could see myself letting that slide for a little while. But generally speaking, I'm

trump3-021319.jpg Partly offsetting optimism lawmakers will manage to avoid another government shutdown, President Donald Trump expressed displeasure with a tentative agreement reached by bipartisan negotiators.

us-dreamers-021219.jpg Major industry leaders in the United States sent an open letter to Congress calling for legislation to protect immigrants brought illegally to the country as children, known as Dreamers. The signatories, which include the heads of General Motors, Facebook, Coca Cola, Apple, Amazon, Google, AT&T and Microsoft, urged the Congress to pass a law that will give more than 700,000 immigrants legal protec

richard-shelby-021219.jpg Hoping to avoid another prolonged government shutdown, Congressional negotiators have reached a tentative agreement on border security. Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby, R-Ala., a lead Republican negotiator, said late Monday the two sides have reached an "agreement in principle."

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