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Submission + - The Problem is Agendas In The Mainstream Media, Not 'Fake News" (thehill.com)

An anonymous reader writes: The 2016 election win by Donald Trump has resulted in many theories about how Trump won, and how the media missed his support. A prominent theory making the rounds in the media is that 'fake news' from fringe news sites, blogs, foreign government propaganda units, and other sources, is what helped push Trump over the top to win. Cathy Young, writing in The Hill, states that isn't the real problem. The real main problem is when the mainstream media reports the news filtered through an agenda, distorting some facts, ignoring others, and highlighting what supports their agenda. A recent example is the reporting that suggests Trump plans to create a "Muslim registry," implying that all Muslims in the US would have to register with the US government. But that isn't Trump's plan at all:

Trump may revive a program that was in place from 2001 to 2011; according to The Washington Post, that system “required people from countries deemed ‘higher risk’ to undergo interrogations and fingerprinting upon arrival” and, in some cases, “to follow a parole-like system by periodically checking in with local authorities.” Most of the countries identified as high-risk were majority-Muslim, and civil rights groups charged that the program targeted Muslims. But to call such a program a “Muslim registry” creates an essentially false impression — which is what many people were undoubtedly left with if they did not read the story carefully, or only saw the buzz about it in the social media.


Submission + - A web-site demonstrating, how other sites may track your every move (clickclickclick.click)

mi writes: The site (described here) annotates your every move on its one and only page. Turn on the sound to listen to verbal annotations in addition to reading them.

The same is possible for, and therefore done by, the regular sites as they attempt to study visitors looking for various trends — better to gauge our opinions and sell us things. While not a surprise to regular Slashdotters, it is certainly a good illustration...

Submission + - We Have to Fix the News. But How? (backchannel.com)

mirandakatz writes: As the fallout from the 2016 election has made clear, there's a serious problem with how we produce and consume the news. At Backchannel, Jessi Hempel writes: "It is imperative to the future of our democracy that we figure out how to inject vibrancy and credibility into our ailing press. After all, there’s a reason why media has long been referred to as the fourth estate, or the fourth branch of government. The press has always existed to hold the powerful accountable, acting as a watchdog for the laypeople." But how do we actually do it?

Submission + - Clinton Had Uncleared Filipino Maid Print Emails, Handle Sensitive Documents (nypost.com) 13

An anonymous reader writes: The New York Post reveals that Hillary Clinton routinely had her emails forwarded so her immigrant Filipino maid who lacked a security clearance could print her emails from an iMac in Clinton's home, including ones that contained classified information. The maid also had access to the SCIF (sensitive compartmented information facility) built at Clinton's home so she could "securely" receive Top Secret information such as the presidential daily brief she received at times. The maid was expected to retrieve faxed information from the SCIF for Secretary Clinton. It appears that the maid was never interviewed by the FBI, nor was the computer seized or searched. One is left wondering, "Was email that hard to print in 2009?" Will the reinvigorated FBI investigation cover untrodden ground like this, or just serve as another white wash?

Submission + - Visualizing Clinton's emails from MIT media lab. (medium.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Cesar Hidalgo faculty at the MIT media lab put together a visualization tool for viewing the leaked Podesta emails. The tool neatly shows the inner circles of Hillary's staff. Even though the tool doesn't show any smoking gun for conservatives or absolving of Clinton for liberals. Cesar was bashed for being a Trump supporter, even though he is Clinton supporter. Data-set visualization here https://clinton.media.mit.edu/

Submission + - Indictments Likely In Clinton Scandals, 99% Certain Server Breached By Spies (dailycaller.com) 13

cold fjord writes: Journalist Bret Baier has been digging into the FBI investigations of the Clinton email server and Clinton foundations that involves at least four FBI field offices. His FBI sources are telling him that baring obstruction it is almost certain that there will be indictments coming. It is now thought to be 99% certain that Clinton's email server was breached by five foreign intelligence agencies. The cache of 650,000 emails on Anthony Weiner's laptop is reported to be yielding emails previously unseen by investigators and is resulting in diverging interests between Huma Abedin, Anthony Weiner, and Hillary Clinton. There seems to be evidence of lying by Cheryl Mills and Hillary Clinton which might be part of what is behind the reports that at least some of the previously granted immunity to much of Clintons inner circle is now void. All of this is taking place against the backdrop of a four month old IRS investigation into the Clinton Foundation.

Submission + - SPAM: Democrats Started Chicago Riot That Shut Down Trump Rally

Okian Warrior writes: Videographer James O'Keefe has unveiled a jaw-dropping video that appears to show alleged Hillary Clinton operatives illegally working together with her Super PAC and the Democratic National Committee to coordinate campaign moves. These moves included starting the riot that shut down a Donald Trump rally in Chicago last March.

[Submitter: Starting a riots to shut down a rally? That seems jest a leeeedle bit over the line, no?]

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Comment Re:Just reruns, filtered thru trolls (Score 0) 394

Regarding releasing the transcripts, on February 5th, Hillary said she would "look into it. I don't know the status." http://www.cbsnews.com/news/hi... She has dragged her feet since then. Now, thankfully, some of them have been released so voters can read them and judge for themselves in time for the election. It obviously was not in her interest to have them made available.

Submission + - SPAM: John Podesta's Password Found in WikiLeaks Dump

Okian Warrior writes: Unauthorized users appear to have accessed Hillary Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta’s various accounts after an email containing his Apple ID and password was found within the recent WikiLeaks email release.

One user is alleged to have remotely erased Podesta’s iPhone . Another user tagged WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange in a Twitter post along with various screenshots of Podesta’s Apple account and the comment: “You are going to be getting some interesting information shortly.”

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Submission + - WikiLeaks drops latest Guccifer 2.0 data on Hillary Clinton, DNC, Democrats (smh.com.au)

SonicSpike writes: WikiLeaks has published what purports to contain "new" Democratic Party documents hacked by the Guccifer 2.0 hacker.

The organisation posted a tweet at around 9am on Wednesday Sydney time, with links that promised access to 678.4 megabytes of new "DNC documents".

Initial images of what appeared to be presentation slides show information about databases used for voter identification and turnout efforts.

Other slides discuss the outcome of past get-out-the-vote campaigns.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was US secretary of state when WikiLeaks released hundreds of thousands of State Department emails in 2010.

The latest document dump comes after an earlier tranche of emails, reportedly hacked by Guccifer 2.0, prompted the resignation of politicians within the Democratic Party on the eve of the party's convention.

Submission + - SPAM: The Common Core Costs Billions and Hurts Students

schwit1 writes: Six years after the release of our first national standards, the Common Core, and the new federal tests that accompanied them, it seems clear that the pursuit of a national curriculum is yet another excuse to avoid making serious efforts to reduce the main causes of low student achievement: poverty and racial segregation.

The people who wrote the Common Core standards sold them as a way to improve achievement and reduce the gaps between rich and poor, and black and white. But the promises haven’t come true. Even in states with strong common standards and tests, racial achievement gaps persist. Last year, average math scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress declined for the first time since 1990; reading scores were flat or decreased compared with a decade earlier.

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Submission + - Docker Images To Be Based On Alpine Linux (brianchristner.io)

Tenebrousedge writes: Docker container sizes continue a race to the bottom with a couple of environments weighing in at less than 10MB. Following on the heels of this week's story regarding small images based on Alpine Linux, it appears that the official Docker images will be moving from Debian/Ubuntu to Alpine Linux in the near future. How low will they go?

Submission + - Coin toss broke 6 Clinton-Sanders deadlocks in Iowa - and Hillary won each time (marketwatch.com)

schwit1 writes: While it was hard to call a winner between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders last night, it's easy to say who was luckier.

The race between the Democrat presidential hopefuls was so tight in the Iowa caucus Monday that in at least six precincts, the decision on awarding a county delegate came down to a coin toss. And Clinton won all six, media reports said.

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