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Submission Summary: 1 pending, 134 declined, 24 accepted (159 total, 15.09% accepted)

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Submission + - Student facing legal threats for publishing video of professor's anti-Trump rant (cbslocal.com)

mi writes: When the "Human Sexuality" teacher called Trump's victory "an Act of Terrorism" in classroom, a student began recording her rant. Now that he posted the video online, he is facing legal threats from the professor's union:

"This is an illegal recording without the permission of the instructor. The student will be identified and may be facing legal action.


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 + - Musk and relatives probed over Tesla's plan to acquire the failing SolarCity (dailysignal.com)

mi writes: The Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee have launched a probe into tax incentives paid to solar companies, according to The Wall Street Journal.

SolarCity — whose vaporware we discussed many times here — which is set to be purchased by Tesla Motors Inc., is one of the seven companies named in the initial investigation.

Notably, SolarCity is run by Musk’s cousins, Lyndon and Peter Rive. During his chairmanship at SolarCity, Musk’s family enterprise has taken in billions of taxpayer dollars in subsidies from both the federal and local governments.

Although SolarCity is yet to show actual profit, it has donated millions of dollars to various "pro-solar" politicians.

Submission + - Grubhub CEO orders pro-Trump employees to resign (foxnews.com) 8

mi writes: If you do not agree with this statement then please reply to this email with your resignation because you have no place here,” — wrote Matt Maloney, Co-Founder of Grubhub. “We do not tolerate hateful attitudes on our team."

Hating (on) haters is Ok. Who is deplorable now?

Submission + - Press begins to apologize for mistreating Trump's supporters (cbsnews.com) 1

mi writes: Journalists love mocking Trump supporters. We insult their appearances. We dismiss them as racists and sexists. We emote on Twitter about how this or that comment or policy makes us feel one way or the other, and yet we reject their feelings as invalid.

We diagnose them as racists in the way Dark Age clerics confused medical problems with demonic possession. Journalists, at our worst, see ourselves as a priestly caste. We believe we not only have access to the indisputable facts, but also a greater truth, a system of beliefs divined from an advanced understanding of justice.

Maybe, there is still hope for the Fourth Estate...

Submission + - How Podesta's e-mail was hacked (thesmokinggun.com)

mi writes: On March 19, a Saturday, Podesta received an e-mail — purportedly from Google — warning him that, “Someone has your password.” The alert (seen above) informed Podesta that a sign-in attempt from an IP address in Ukraine was thwarted and that, “You should change your password immediately.”

The e-mail, addressed "Hi John," included a blue “CHANGE PASSWORD” box to be clicked.

I'm sure, Slashdot-readers can imagine the rest, but do read TFA for some amusing details.

Submission + - Hillary Clinton's aides used Yahoo! mail for State business (wnd.com)

mi writes: Hillary Clinton’s chief of staff at the State Department, Cheryl Mills, may have received classified national security information through one of two or three personal, unsecured email accounts she regularly used to communicate with Clinton aide Huma Abedin.

Several were found to contain such highly sensitive material that the State Department redacted 100 percent of the content pages, marking many pages with a bold stamp reading “PAGE DENIED.”

If it is too secret for a FoIA-request, should not it have been too secret to entrust to Yahoo! Mail service?

Submission + - Trump-supporters assaulted and harassed nation-wide (lifezette.com)

mi writes: Though often portrayed as violent and otherwise "deplorable", Trump supporters — including children — continue being assaulted and harassed nation-wide with nary a condemnation from the Democratic campaign or TV-personalities.

The article enumerates numerous incidents of not just verbal abuse, but punches and projectiles thrown, property damaged, and even one legal threat — whereby somebody claiming to be a "human rights lawyer" called the boss of a Trump-supporter claiming his tweets violate somebody's "civil rights".

Bogusly labeling Slashdot-submissions such as this one as "spam" is, apparently, another manifestation of the same problem.

Submission + - SPAM: Trump-supporters assaulted and harassed nation-wide

mi writes: Though often portrayed as violent and otherwise "deplorable", Trump supporters — including children — continue being assaulted and harassed nation-wide with nary a condemnation from the Democratic campaign or TV-personalities.

The article enumerates numerous incidents of not just verbal abuse, but punches and projectiles thrown, property damaged, and even one legal threat — whereby somebody claiming to be a "human rights lawyer" called the boss of a Trump-supporter claiming his tweets violate somebody's "civil rights".

Link to Original Source

Submission + - SPAM: Soros-linked corporation supplies voting machines to 16 States

mi writes: Remember, how suspicious (and wrong!) it was for Diebold, whose management openly supported Bush, to be supplying voting machines? We even discussed it here over the years...

Well, a Soros-linked company from the UK is supplying 16 States with voting hardware this year. Will there be a comparable amount of suspicion?

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Submission + - SPAM: Soros-linked corporation supplies voting machines to 16 States

mi writes: Remember, how suspicious (and wrong!) it was for Diebold, whose management openly supported Bush, to be supplying voting machines? We even discussed it here over the years...

Well, a Soros-linked company is supplying 16 States with voting hardware this year. Will there be a comparable amount of suspicion?

Link to Original Source

Submission + - SPAM: Ignorant of Streisand Effect, YouTube restricts Trump's video

mi writes: In an attempt to limit its impact, YouTube's censors have placed "unlisted" Trump's anti-Clinton video and then made it inaccessible in the "restricted" mode.

Predictably, the efforts backfired and the video was seen by over 370K times within 24 hours — seemingly a record for the "Team Trump" channel.

At the time of this typing, all restrictions have been removed from the video.

Link to Original Source

Submission + - SPAM: Ignorant of Straisand Effect, YouTube restricts Trump's video

mi writes: In an attempt to limit its impact, YouTube's censors have placed "unlisted" Trump's anti-Clinton video and then made it inaccessible in the "restricted" mode.

Predictably, the efforts backfired and the video was seen by over 370K times within 24 hours — seemingly a record for the "Team Trump" channel.

At the time of this typing, all restrictions seem to have been removed from the video.

Link to Original Source

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