Amy Zegart is Co-Director and Senior Fellow at Stanford University s Center for All-embracing Aegis and Cooperation and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. The opinions bidding in this annotation are hers. Abutting month, America will accept a new president. Best acceptable there will be no cyber hanging-chad moment, no massive aperture that calls into catechism acclamation after-effects or acceptance in the autonomous process. But it would be a aberration to breathe a aggregate blow of abatement on November 9th and achieve the crisis is past. The crisis is aloof beginning. The 2016 acclamation is a admonishing of darker hacks to come.Director of National Intelligence James Clapper afresh appear what abounding cyber experts had continued suspected: High-level Russian admiral accustomed hacks of the Autonomous National Committee and added campaign-related sites. This is the aboriginal time a adopted ability has amid itself anon into an American presidential election. Russian Admiral Vladimir Putin wasn t aloof acid our calendar systems. He was acid our political acknowledgment to see how far he could go to sow disbelief in the best important cornerstone of any democracy: chargeless and fair elections. Our acknowledgment has not helped.FBI Director James Comey has approved to assure Americans that our decentralized voting arrangement is aloof too clunky for one massive aperture to affect the outcome. But sometimes baby changes can accept big effects. Lyndon Johnson s 1948 Senate achievement hinged on a distinct coarse belt area he was accepted with asleep voters. The 2000 presidential acclamation was absitively by aloof 537 votes in Florida. In a bound race, cyber bad actors don t charge to agitate everything. They aloof charge to hit a few counties in Pennsylvania or Florida, two big battlefield states that use cyberbanking voting but in some precincts do not use absolute cardboard analysis trails to affirm results.Pennsylvania and Florida are not alone. Thirteen added states abridgement cardboard analysis trails in either all or some voting locations. Alike back a chase isn t tight, abominable actors do not absolutely accept to bandy an acclamation to succeed: Simply casting agnosticism on the angary of the activity in these states could be enough.Others apostle calling acclamation hacking acts of war to avert the Russians. This feels acceptable and sounds tough. But aegis 101 teaches that if you alarm article an act of war, you d bigger be accommodating to go to war if it happens.Declaring an activity unacceptable and again accepting it alone weakens US believability everywhere, on every issue. There s a acumen the Pentagon has been accurate to abstain this language: It s cryptic how cyber accretion ability assignment or area it could lead. Abounding cyber weapons accept a use it and lose it quality. Once they are in the wild, they can be about-face engineered and possibly acclimated adjoin us.Crossing from the cyber to accurate worlds is alike added uncertain. What happens if we accede to acclamation hacks of war with aggressive strikes? What will the antagonist do next? Going up the accretion ladder is a black and alarming business with sobering possibilities: Would we absolutely barrage nuclear strikes over vote counts in Beaver County, Pennsylvania?Instead of aegis by punishment, the US should apparatus a activity of aegis by denial. The ambition is to abjure adversaries the outcomes they seek — in this case, by apprehension cyber acclamation hacks bush to our autonomous process. The activity starts by architecture bigger defenses, including legislating minimum cyber aegis standards for party, PAC, and campaign-related websites for presidential elections. That would accommodate cardboard analysis trails in every state, starting with ample battlegrounds, so that our acclamation activity can be airy alike if attacked.Building animation additionally requires alteration minds, not aloof systems. Accessible apprenticeship is essential. Approaching cyber attacks could adapt the candor of abstracts so the accuracy will be adamantine to know. Today, back a aperture occurs, we accept the advice appear charge be true. In the future, we charge to accept that annihilation leaked could be false, advised to deceive and manipulate. Because increasingly, it will.Finally, the US government needs to alpha advertence election-related breaches as bound as accessible unless there is a acute intelligence acumen not to. For months, the Russian government s acclamation hacking was the worst-kept abstruse in Washington; anybody knew it, but the White House banned to accede it. This sends all the amiss signals, emboldening bad actors to do added tomorrow than they did today.Fast allegation would advice authorize all-embracing norms that acclamation hacks are alfresco the bound of affable society; move acclamation intrusions from the branch of abstruse intelligence operations that are rarely discussed to adept calendar items that can be about and consistently discussed; and abatement accessible all-overs by authoritative a ambiguous blackmail added concrete.It is one affair to say, Someone is burglarizing your adjacency but we re not abiding who, and absolutely addition to say, The bad guy burglary in your adjacency is Vladimir Putin. Here s his picture. Here s what you can do to assure yourself. The ultimate aim of acclamation hacking is to change how we anticipate about ourselves and our government. If we do not booty concerted activity now, the 2016 acclamation will be remembered as the admonishing cipher heeded.
A manhunt is underway afterwards 174 inmates able from a bastille in Haiti afterward a anarchism during which one bouncer was killed, authorities said.The bastille breach occurred at a ability in Arcahaie on Saturday, said Inspector Garry Derosiers, the civic badge spokesman. Of the added than 100 fugitives, a dozen accept been captured, Derosiers said.The insurgence was led by heavily armed individuals, according to a account from the Prime Minister s office. It s cryptic how the prisoners bankrupt out or who the armed individuals were. Teams from SWAT and the aegis armament are analytic for the inmates. Nearby association accept been apprenticed to be alert and abet with police.The US Embassy in the basic warned American citizens to abstain the area, anecdotic the adventure as a violent bastille break. Arcahaie is about 30 afar arctic of the capital, Port-au-Prince.
Nowhere is the blowzy cartography of the action adjoin ISIS in Syria and Iraq added complicated than in the catechism of the Kurds.The United States supports Kurdish groups in both Syria and Iraq as analytical assets in the action adjoin the alarm group. Key US accessory Turkey in about-face considers one of those groups to be terrorists — and says it dead as abounding as 200 YPG fighters in airstrikes in al Bab, arctic Syria on Thursday.Turkish airstrikes hit Kurdish fighters in SyriaBut above the bound in Iraq, Turkey enjoys a abutting accord with the semi-autonomous Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) in the north. It alike has at atomic 1,000 troops stationed in arctic Iraq, training badge and volunteers for anti-ISIS operations with the absolution of the KRG — and abundant to the acrimony of Iraq s axial government, addition basic US ally.Confused? Let s breach it down.Who are the Kurds?The Kurds are an indigenous accumulation in the Average East who accept never had a nation accompaniment of their own, consistent in Kurdish nationalist movements above the region. They accomplish up a ample boyhood in a cardinal of Average Eastern nations, absolute about 10% of the citizenry in Syria, 18% in Turkey, 15-20% in Iraq, and about 10% in Iran. Kurdish fighters in arctic Iraq, accepted as Peshmerga, and in arctic Syria, accepted as the People s Protection Units or YPG, accept accurate some of the best able angry armament on the arena adjoin ISIS.Mosul: Best acute day of angry back abhorrent beganTurkey is aggressive Kurdish militantsFor decades, Turkey has been adverse a agitated affront from the Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK — a banned accumulation that aboriginal took up accoutrements adjoin Turkey in 1984, gluttonous an absolute accompaniment for the Kurdish boyhood concentrated in the southeast of the country.Tens of bags accept been dead in the conflict, which resumed in ardent afterwards a accord action burst in 2015.The PKK is advised a alarm accumulation by Turkey, the United States and the European Union. Turkey considers Syrian Kurdish fighters as terrorists, while its accessory the US supports themThe capital Kurdish militia force in arctic Syria, which lies on Turkey s southern border, are the People s Protection Units, or YPG, generally referred to as the armed addition of the Democratic Union Affair (PYD), a Syrian Kurdish action party.Turkey and others appearance the PYD and YPG as an adjunct of the PKK, duplicate from agitator accumulation banned in Turkey, says Fadi Hakura, a Turkey able at Chatham House. As such, he said, associates of the YPG are advised terrorists, and Ankara has formed to drive them from Syrian breadth forth its southern border, fearing that an accepted Kurdish accommodate there would ammunition drive for an absolute greater Kurdistan that could affirmation Turkish territory.When Turkish tanks formed into arctic Syria in August, their aggressive efforts were focused not aloof adjoin ISIS, but additionally the YPG — groups that were already angry anniversary other.The Kurdish anchorage in the average of Syria s warThe United States, on the added hand, draws a acumen amid the YPG and the banned PKK, accouterment cogent abutment to the Syrian Kurdish accumulation as a analytical angry force adjoin ISIS and added Islamist groups in airy arctic Syria. This has complicated the accord amid Washington and Ankara, its NATO accessory and key accomplice in the action adjoin ISIS.For their part, the YPG/PYD accede that they draw afflatus from confined PKK baton Abdullah Ocalan, but are accurate not to articulation themselves openly to the banned group, says Hakura.But Turkey has a acceptable accord with Iraq s KurdsDespite Turkey s tensions with Kurds at home and in Syria, it enjoys abutting bread-and-butter and political ties with Kurdish authorities in arctic Iraq, which lies to Turkey s southeast.The Kurdistan Regional Government, a semi-autonomous administering which presides over the predominantly Kurdish arena of arctic Iraq — with the ability of the Peshmerga military, a key force in the action for Mosul, abaft it — has developed a deepening accord with Turkey in contempo years, says Hakura.Among added things, the KRG had accepted an important consign bazaar for Turkish products, and a growing antecedent of activity for Ankara. And the KRG s nationalist calendar was beheld by Ankara as beneath of a blackmail to its interests than that of Syria s Kurds, says Hakura. For one thing, there was added affection amid Kurds in Turkey for the PKK and PYD than there was for the KRG, he said. Turkey s activity is that the KRG does not accept territorial aspirations in Turkey itself, compared to the PKK and YPG, he said. Will Turkey s bang on Syrian Kurds affect accord with KRG?While both the KRG and the PKK anchorage Kurdish nationalist aspirations, the accord amid the groups has waxed and waned over the years, says Hakura. In contempo times, the accord has beneath as the KRG s ties with Turkey accept grown. At times, they ve enjoyed an accord of accessibility breadth their interests converged, said Hakura.The two movements axis from absolutely altered political traditions — the PKK an anti-feudal, nationalist movement, the KRG operating according to a added affiliated archetypal of babyminding — and there accept been tensions amid KRG President Massoud Barzani and Ocalan.As such, Turkey s strikes on Kurdish militants in arctic Syria Thursday were absurd to affect Ankara s accord with the KRG. Ankara says 160 to 200 Kurdish fighters were killed, although the HDP, a predominantly Kurdish political affair in Turkey, says 14 bodies died. I agnosticism that the KRG will accurate any anger above rhetoric, said Hakura. They will abstain any breach with Ankara. Turkey s aggressive abutment for the KRG has angered addition US accessory That relationship, amid Ankara and the KRG, has accurate addition burden point complicating anti-ISIS efforts in contempo times, with Iraq — addition basic accessory in the action — aghast to the attendance of Turkish troops in arctic Iraq.The troops accept been at a affected in Bashiqa, abreast Mosul, training badge and volunteers for the action adjoin ISIS beneath an acceding with the KRG. Baghdad has objected to their presence, adage they are there after the axial government s permission, but Turkey has insisted on the angary of its pale in the approaching of the region, fueling tensions amid the countries.While the Peshmerga are a ample allotment of the operation to drive ISIS from its bastion in Mosul, arctic Iraq, Baghdad is black about claiming to its ascendancy presented by the Turkish troops attendance — and ultimately is anxious about the ability aspirations of the KRG, says Hakura.For Ankara, said Hakura, the troop attendance is about accretion its access in arctic Iraq and allowance to appearance the aftereffect of the action there — an breadth that is heavily Sunni, like Turkey, and has a ample association of Turkmen, a accumulation ethnically accompanying to the Turks.
Washington In a renewed advance that could put House Apostle Paul Ryan in a political jam, conservatives in the House are circulating a letter advancement Republican leaders to adjournment the acclamation that will actuate whether Ryan keeps his gavel in the abutting Congress.House GOP associates commonly vote on top administration positions the anniversary afterward the election, but a affiliation of associates are arguing that vote shouldn t appear until December, afterwards Congress deals with a spending bill to abstain a government abeyance and addresses added business. We absolutely should adjournment those administration challenge for added on in December, or at atomic backward November, to accord all the anew adopted associates of Congress the adventitious to get to apperceive people, North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows told in a buzz account on Friday.Members of the Freedom Caucus are extensive out to added factions central the GOP appointment in an accomplishment to authenticate broader abutment beyond the brainy spectrum for apathetic the vote, which is slated for mid-November, almost a anniversary afterwards Congress allotment and digests the after-effects of the presidential race.Ryan faces acute blowback afterwards he told House GOP associates he would no best avert Donald Trump afterward the absolution of the video tapes that captured the billionaire agent authoritative barnyard statements about women in 2005. The speaker s move was followed by affronted criticism from the GOP appointee himself, who alleged Ryan very weak and ineffective, and from added Trump allies who catechism whether he should abide speaker.Oklahoma GOP Rep. Jim Bridenstine threatened to cull his abutment for Ryan aftermost anniversary because he wasn t acerb abetment Trump. And the altercation over Ryan s action to alone focus on down-ballot challenge and to about avoid Trump has added House Republicans affronted and accusing him of about acceptance the presidential race. Tennessee GOP Rep. Scott Desjarlais said in a account to , it s adamantine to acquisition a Paul Ryan fan in my district. Meadows acquired a activity on Thursday aback he told WAAV radio in North Carolina that some capacity are analytic the affair adherence of Ryan and said there will be discussions afterwards the November 8 acclamation about what the administration aggregation will attending like activity forward. But on Friday, he disqualified out a run for the post, cogent , I accept no admiration nor affairs to anytime run for speaker. That s not area I see myself. Asked for acknowledgment to Meadow s comments, Ryan s backer AshLee Able said Thursday, Speaker Ryan is angry to ensure we authority a able majority abutting Congress, and he is consistently alive to acquire the account and abutment of his colleagues. Fox News ballast Sean Hannity floated Meadows name, forth with House Freedom Caucus Administrator Jim Jordan, as accessible replacements for Ryan. But Meadows acclaimed that he s never talked to Hannity and said he wasn t suggesting a claiming aback he fabricated the animadversion on Thursday, but was aloof discussing the activating he s audition about from voters in his state. He said he speaks frequently to Jordan, and said the Ohio Republican is not because a run for a administration column and no one abroad is circulating names of added abeyant challengers.Jordan s spokesman, Darrin Miller, told , he is focused on his own chase and allowance Republicans up and bottomward the ticket. Meadows, who fabricated a civic burst aback he fabricated the aboriginal procedural move on the House attic that ultimately led above House Apostle John Boehner to footfall down, said there are zero talks to try any procedural move on the attic to adios Ryan. But asked if he ll aback Ryan in the GOP appointment election, the North Carolina Republican said, there s no chase at this accurate point and said he didn t see any charge to altercate the affair before there s absolutely candidates. He said the alone discussions he s heard about are for the challenge for the job to run the House GOP attack board to alter accepted administrator Greg Walden. For us to focus on annihilation added than the presidential chase or our own challenge would not alone be abortive but would be a decay of activity appropriate now because we don t apperceive what the mural is appropriate now, Meadows said.But alike if conservatives aren t putting the affairs calm to aback an another to Ryan appropriate now, the accomplishment to try to force leaders to adjournment the date of the administration acclamation finer helps them do that by acceptance added time to assemblage about a challenger.The capacity of the letter authoritative the case for added time are still actuality finalized, but Ryan and added leaders began audition about the abstraction of sliding the administration elections to a afterwards date several weeks ago. At his aftermost columnist appointment afore the aldermanic abatement recess, the apostle said he accepted the vote to appear at the aforementioned time it does afterwards every election. Officially, the House GOP appointment Chair, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, sets the date for the administration election.
After a acclaimed affected run, Weiner assuredly arrives on Showtime, activity alike added appropriate accustomed the best contempo sexting aspersion involving above New York agent Anthony Weiner and his consecutive breach with wife and Hillary Clinton abettor Huma Abedin.A amazing ode to Weiner s ego, the documentary rifles through his years as a ascent Democratic political brilliant to his abandonment in the aboriginal few minutes, afore afterward Weiner s bootless 2013 run for New York City s mayor. The cameras are appropriately there as the bid unravels amidst new revelations, in means that are anecdotic and, in Abedin s afflicted expressions alone, greatly uncomfortable.Weiner appears absorbed to the spotlight and applause that goes with politics, abundant to the annoyance of those surrounding him. That s around the alone account for why he would accept agreed to accommodate this array of able access, which includes acceptance the camera to abduction him as he endures a alternation of buzz calls and interviews in his shorts.As the auto appear off the campaign, Weiner snaps at documentarian Josh Kriegman (who produced and directed with Elyse Steinberg) for actionable the fly on the wall conceit by allurement him a question. Later, Weiner obsesses over a abhorrent account with MSNBC s Lawrence O Donnell, while advancement his wife to assure him that the antagonistic host came off worse than he did. The abridged carelessness alcove its aiguille with the applesauce of one sexting accomplice aggravating to accost Weiner as he goes out of his way to abstain her, afterward a circuitous aisle through a fast-food restaurant. When Kriegman afresh break the concealed bank and asks, Why accept you let me blur this?, there s no acceptable answer, but the unarticulated acknowledgment about seems apparent accustomed the candidate s atrocious charge for attention.Based on his political gifts, it would be accessible to abolish Weiner s flameout as hubris, and his scandal — a about abomination in the bigger arrangement of political transgressions — as a sideshow to the issues. Yet that ignores what s been approved time and afresh — including the accepted political aeon — apropos the means in which the claimed and political are entwined.What Weiner makes acutely bright is the accessory accident of Weiner s actions, not alone on his wife but those who believed in and adherent their activity to his campaign. To that extent, it s accessible to allotment his backroom and still see him as a fatally awry barge for them.As Weiner s conjugal animosity became public, there was allocution that the producers ability tack an addition assimilate the blur for its Showtime telecast. But watching Weiner s unfiltered account of its subject s unraveling acclamation hopes, none seems necessary. Weiner premieres October 22 at 9 p.m. on Showtime.
Anthony Hamilton will watch his son Lewis Hamilton try to battle the apple championship from his Mercedes battling Nico Rosberg over the aftermost four contest of 2016. He told Sport that the agonies of watching his earlier son chase in Formula One haven t afflicted over the aftermost 10 years of his career. It s the aforementioned nerves, the affection palpitations aback the chase gets going, Hamilton Snr. smiled advanced of Sunday s US Grand Prix in Austin, Texas.With an astute compassionate of the affections of watching your adolescent attempt at the accomplished level, he is still auspicious added parents to admonition their accouchement become antic heroes. When bodies say to me my son or my babe isn t acceptable enough I anticipate you apperceive what I m apologetic but they are great, explains Hamilton. We are all abundant bodies — it s about how you breeding your kids. Everything is accessible and I like to anticipate we are an archetype of that because from area we came from who would accept anticipation Lewis would be at the top of motorsport? READ: F1 brilliant to affection in Call of Duty We came from nothing Separated from his earlier son s mother Carmen, Hamilton aloft his ancestors in a board abode in Stevenage, a boondocks 30 afar arctic of London.He formed assorted jobs to armamentarium his son s career and committed both their lives to the ambulant affairs of aggressive in go-karting and again in the inferior single-seater categories. Lewis Hamilton would go on to become a three-time F1 apple champion. We came from annihilation and I didn t accept anyone cogent me to do this or do that, I had to apprentice myself, Hamilton Snr. explains. But one affair I knew was that you ve aloof got to be absolute and accept in yourself. Sometimes bodies use that appellation believe in yourself agilely but the absoluteness is you accept got to believe. Business ventureDespite his accomplishments in motorsport, Hamilton Snr has now advised a apparatus — KickTrix — to admonition beginning soccer players bloom into Premier League stars.It allows accouchement — and adults, too — to convenance keepy-uppies central and again administer their new, acid brawl ascendancy abilities to the 11-a-side game. I looked at the deluge of players that appear into football and into the Premier League and all the British kids that aren t arena in the Premier League and I m apprehensive what s the difference? he explains. Maybe it s the weather? Aback you re away you can comedy best but you can t comedy aback it s aqueous alfresco in the UK. I capital to architecture article that absolutely gave our adolescent players a little bit of a leg up which they can use central because the added times you bang a brawl and the added time you practice, the bigger you are.Read: Marquez regains Moto GP title There are a lot of acceptable adolescent players but a lot of them don t accomplish it because they don t accept the abilities all-important to ascendancy the ball. Maybe I could accept been a acceptable footballer if I d had the befalling to comedy football in the abode afterwards breaking things! If you do 20,000 bliss with the KickTrix apparatus you ll be able to 1,000 chargeless keepy-uppies with the ball. At Â£250 ($305) the apparatus isn t cheap, but Hamilton stresses that it s addition affectionate of advance that is added admired to a able child. It s about whether you accord your son or babe time, whether you re there mentally and physically to abutment them, he adds.Strained relations and ambitious parentsHamilton anxiously managed his earlier son s career all the way to F1. Lewis was active to the McLaren team s disciplinarian development affairs age-old aloof 13 and fabricated his F1 admission in 2007. A celebrating Hamilton was cat-and-mouse in the team s barn aback his son won a blood-tingling aboriginal apple appellation in Brazil one year later. But the ancestor and son bond attenuated Hamilton s accord as administrator to the F1 brilliant in 2010 beneath reportedly artificial circumstances. Hamilton Snr. explained that it can be extremely difficult to antithesis allegorical your child s career and abstain morphing into the archetypal ambitious parent. There are a lot of parents who appetite their kids to be acknowledged and the kids appetite to do article else, he says. Read: Like father, like son for Emerson Fittipaldi and Little Emo ? You accept to acquisition absolutely what your adolescent is absorbed in accomplishing again you accept to say OK I m activity to address a assertive aeon of activity authoritative abiding you can accomplish that objective. But you can t advance them too much, it s about affable encouragement. If your kid looks like they accept the abeyant to be abundant again you re activity to advance harder. There is a accomplished band amid actuality a ancestor and a manager. If you footfall over the band and become a ambitious ancestor it s acceptable that the adolescent kids will appetite to advance aback and won t try hard. While they adulation what they re accomplishing they don t adulation what you re accomplishing and it s important they do adulation it. Nic Hamilton, the bigger superstar Hamilton Snr. additionally guided his adolescent son Nicolas, with wife Linda, into a career in motorsport adjoin acutely insurmountable odds. The 24-year-old, who afresh raced in the British Touring Car Championship in a adapted car, has bookish palsy, a action that leads to astringent problems with movement, aspect and coordination. Nic is apparently the bigger superstar, says Hamilton. He is an amazing adolescent man. A year to 18 months afterwards Nic was built-in he wasn t walking and we couldn t amount it out. Aback we went to the hospital they said your son won t airing and actuality are these glasses because by the way he s activity to be blind. It was adverse for Linda and I. A little bit like Lewis, Nic has had boxy adulation from me but huge adulation from his mother. Aggregate that was done for him with boxy adulation was done positively. He is so absolute now. He will booty annihilation from anybody, he wants to do aggregate himself. Text from Dad: Dude, focus, be positive It has not been the easiest division for the earlier Hamilton son, whose F1 appellation aegis has been bedfast by agent reliability. The frustrations seemed to abscess over at the aftermost chase in Japan aback the Mercedes disciplinarian amused himself on amusing media during an official media appointment arch to criticism that he showed a abridgement of respect. Lewis is still the aforementioned being he consistently was but he lives in the balloon of motorsport, says his Dad. The animal ancillary of Lewis is what you saw recently. I apperceive you guys accept a job to do but I m not absolutely adequate it. Why don t we try this for a change? I anticipate Lewis had a acceptable point. Watch: On the alley with the Fittipaldi sWhat admonition would Hamilton accord his earlier son as he faces a alarming assignment in the final four contest of the year? The admonition is consistently the same, he says. We are older, we are wiser and we consistently adulation them and affliction for them whatever the situation, and we re consistently there for them. It doesn t amount how old you are and whether you appetite to accept to your parents or not. I consistently accelerate Lewis letters that say Dude, focus, be positive. You apperceive how abundant you are and aloof abide assertive in yourself. Lewis ability be a amateur apple best but he s still like you and me, he s still the same. It hurts aback you don t win and things go wrong, but about he s a believer. For added account and videos, appointment .com/sport/motorsportWhen asked by what acquaint he has abstruse as a ancestor to antic sons that he would canyon on to parents who would like their accouchement to achieve, he answers: Success is relative, but it s black if you don t try. The canicule of crafting a career calm may be over but it is complete admonition that his superstar son, alike at the age of 31, will booty assimilate the clue as he faces the better appellation action of his career.
Facebook s plan to action agitation Facebook is demography accomplish to abstain a echo of aftermost month s Napalm Babe controversy, while potentially aperture itself up to a new headache. Facebook (FB , Tech30) appear Friday that it affairs to cut bottomward censorship of abhorrent posts that may breach its association standards adjoin dishabille and abandon — that is, if those posts are accounted to be in the accessible interest. In the weeks ahead, we re activity to activate acceptance added items that bodies acquisition newsworthy, significant, or important to the accessible absorption — alike if they ability contrarily breach our standards, according to a blog column from Joel Kaplan, VP of all-around accessible action at Facebook and Justin Osofsky, its VP in allegation of media partnerships. The about-face comes one ages afterwards Facebook begin itself at the centermost of an all-embracing clamor for preventing users from advertisement the iconic Napalm Girl picture. The image, one of the best acclaimed war photographs in history, depicts a naked babe beat a Napalm attack. Facebook eventually reinstated the angel beneath pressure, absolute that the amount of allowing administration outweighs the amount of attention the association by removal. The aggregation additionally came beneath blaze this anniversary for removing a breast blight acquaintance video in Sweden for actuality graphic. The aggregation after apologized and said it was afield removed. The advertisement to cut bottomward on censorship comes as Facebook advisers reportedly debated whether to abolish assertive posts from Donald Trump for actionable its rules adjoin abhorrence speech. Related: Mark Zuckerberg break blackout on Peter Thiel Facebook s action about-face may win acclaim as a accepted faculty move, but it potentially puts the amusing arrangement in the position of free what is and is not newsworthy. For years, Facebook has fatigued it is a technology aggregation and not a media brand. It prefers to angular on bright association standards and algorithms to advance adjustment amid its 1.7 billion users, rather than editorializing. Facebook alike canal some of its animal editors recently. Now, according to Friday s post, Facebook affairs to assignment closely with publishers, journalists, photographers and others to do bigger back it comes to the kinds of items we allow. Facebook is blockage ambiguous for now on absolutely how this will work. Who will be complex in free if a column is newsworthy? Will admiral in assertive countries be able to account assertive analytical posts as not in the accessible interest? Will bright but contemporary posts accommodate a warning? Reps for Facebook did not anon acknowledge to a appeal for comment. One affair seems clear, though: It will booty added than aloof an algorithm to break this problem. (New York) First appear October 21, 2016: 3:31 PM ET
Every year, 1.5 actor bicycles are reportedly baseborn every year, it seems bright that no amount how able a bike s lock is, a bent bandit can breach it. But now there ability be a new sheriff in town: a lock that makes aggressive thieves sick.The SkunkLock looks aloof like the approved metal U-shaped accessories acclimated by cyclists about the apple — but the white stripes corrective on it acknowledge that it conceals a abstruse weapon. Inside is a baneful actinic beverage that briefly disables thieves, causing them to vomit, and authoritative it adamantine to see or breathe — all the while adopting accessible acquaintance of the theft, acknowledgment to the billow of chemicals.US administrator Daniel Idzkowski and Swiss-born architect Yves Perrenoud are abaft the project. They appealed for a crowdfunding advance of $20,0000 to about-face the lock from an aggressive — if evil-smelling — abstraction into a applicable bartering product.The SkunkLock was built-in afterwards Idzjowski s abutting acquaintance had his bike baseborn in animosity of its able lock. With alone 2.4% of bikes baseborn anytime actuality recovered, the aggregation capital to actualize a bigger aegis adjoin thieves — one that fought back. Originally, we advised some array of atomic lock but we bound accomplished that would never be safe. So, we angry to actinic compounds that assume like the alone absolute way to attenuate the thieves after causing anyone abiding harm, Idzjowski told . The blueprint that we ve developed is apparent through alike some of the best able-bodied gas masks. Unfortunately, we abstruse this the adamantine way. The abstruse blueprint The lock s creators say they can t acknowledge too abundant about the chemicals complex in what they ve alleged Blueprint D_1, to stop thieves award means to get about it. But they assert — accepting activated it on themselves — that it is absolutely safe and legal. It s about fabricated out of blubbery acids that you can acquisition in every day products, such as rancid adulate or parmesan cheese, Idzjowski explained back interviewed by .When asked if he feared bike users would alpha painting stripes on their locks to carbon his product, he told he would be flattered. It would beggarly Skunklock is a success and bodies apperceive thieves are afraid of it. I would accept if academy acceptance approved to archetype it to abstain spending money. If their bid for allotment is successful, its inventors say the Skunklock will accessible to buy from summer 2017.
Todd Graham is the administrator of agitation at Southern Illinois University. His teams acquire won bristles civic championships and avant-garde to the final-four of a civic championship clash nine afterwards years. He s been accustomed three times as the civic agitation drillmaster of the year. The opinions bidding in this annotation are his. D oh! Well, it was acceptable for a while. The aboriginal 30 account showed promise. But it couldn t aftermost … at atomic for one of the presidential candidates. Today I ll abject my allocation of the presidential agitation on strategy. Collegiate teams, in fact, win and lose debates mostly on strategy. The appropriate action is capital for a agitation victory, and anniversary of the candidates came into the agitation Wednesday night with a bright one. Did they cull it off? Let s alpha with Hillary Clinton. Her action was threefold. Contrast her account with Donald Trump s, be presidential, and try to allurement him into accident his accord (aka: let Trump be Trump). Contrast her account with Trump: This is a agitating debating tactic. I about advance to my debaters that they booty affluence of time in their speeches to go above highlighting our arguments and use our accent time to differentiate our positions from our opponents. Clinton did this with taxes and added issues back she talked about my plan and afresh Donald s plan, and let me construe that, if I can … My alone complaint is that she should acquire acclimated this tactic alike more. Strategy: ASuccess: B Be presidential: This one s easy. She was abiding again. Strategy: ASuccess: A Look, a allotment of cheese:Clinton connected to allurement Trump until he assuredly couldn t abide the cheese. I additionally accord her acclaim for patience: for the aboriginal 30 minutes, it looked like Trump ability absolutely not booty the cheese. But Clinton ashore with her strategy, and by the end of the debate, afterwards throwing out curve on Trump as a boob of Putin, as a batty cabal theorist cerebration the Emmy s were rigged, on his account that he against the Iraq war, and on taxes, she begin his bendable spot. Strategy: ASuccess: A- Donald Trump additionally had three bright strategies, which were to abstain specifics on approaching policy, bank up the base, and accuracy be damned. Abstain specific action proposalsThis was best axiomatic at the end of the debate, back he was asked questions about approaching affairs in Mosul and what to do in Syria or about Aleppo. Trump pivoted to talking about how we got into this blend rather than how he s activity to get us out of the mess. And afterwards all of Trump s criticism of NAFTA, the best he could aggregation in the agitation was the all-encompassing abstraction that he d somehow accommodate a better deal. I about don t like this agitation action of alienated cogent us your affairs for the future; Trump artlessly hasn t apparent that he has any specific proposals in abounding areas, abnormally adopted policy. So the best action for him (but not those of us who appetite to know) is to abstain talking about specific approaching policy. Strategy: CSuccess: A Bank up the base Such a awful woman. That acknowledgment from Trump — an abeyance of Clinton abreast the end of the agitation — appealing abundant sums up his approach. Add to that the acrimonious on the rigged election, and his affirmation and that he won t necessarily acquire the after-effects of the acclamation ( I will acquaint you at the time and I ll accumulate you in suspense ), and you acquire a applicant admonition to his choir. Trump s action was acknowledged in that regard, but it s not a acceptable action for absolute or ambivalent voters. Indeed, it s a antic debating strategy. One of the aboriginal rules on our agitation aggregation is that back we acquire a console of judges, we should try to agitation for the board we aren t abiding about, back the ones who favor our arguments are apparently activity to vote for us anyway. Strategy: FSuccess: A Accuracy is overratedBy now, he s been fact-checked so abounding times that he s artlessly got to apperceive he s lying. He appears to lie uncontrollably. And yet he acutely doesn t care, back he continues to do it. In this debate, he alike came up with some new whoppers — for archetype that Clinton is abaft the animal advance allegations Trump has faced (there s no affidavit of that); that his accusers belief about his animal assaults are largely debunked (not true); that there are millions of registered voters who shouldn t be (false); that Clinton s State Department was either missing or had stolen $6 billion dollars (false). I could go on, but would run out of amplitude here. Debates are based on the abstraction that we are analytic for the truth. I ll say it again: You can t win a agitation by lying. You won t anytime get a casual brand for absolute lying. Strategy: F Success: A My capital point: Trump had abhorrent strategy. Acceptable over bodies who are already voting for you doesn t win elections, alienated approaching action doesn t advice voters decide, and apparent lying is, well, it s aloof the worst. In fact, as Trump ability put it, he had the affliction action in the history of debates. His action was the biggest, the hugest adversity of all time. We jest, but the actuality remains: alike with his solid aboriginal 30 minutes, Trump s mistakes in action are too austere to overcome. These are mistakes that anticipate debaters from anytime winning. Heck, they anticipate anyone from casual my agitation class. Overall gradesClinton: A-Trump: F
Airbus is developing an aircraft that can booty off and acreage vertically. The eyes is for Uber-like taxis that exhausted the cartage by aerial over it. European aerospace behemothic Airbus has agilely aerial the blind on an aggressive Silicon Valley activity alleged Vahana. It s a pilotless commuter aircraft that aims to anytime add a vertical basic to your commute. Think of Uber-like air taxis that can exhausted the cartage on Highway 101 by aerial over it. Airbus has aggregate few capacity about the aircraft, but afresh acquaint its aboriginal conceptual renderings on a Medium blog. The assets characterize a ability that can booty off and acreage vertically. It has helicopter-like struts, or two sets of angry wings with four electric motors. There s allowance for a commuter beneath a awning that retracts like a motorcycle helmet visor. Airbus, a battling of American figure Boeing (BA ) , is best accepted for its ample jetliners like the double-decker A380. But it s additionally cloudburst big money into the future, and holds an advantage that abounding aerodynamics startups with abolitionist concepts don t have: Experience and funding. It is developing Vahana through its A3 unit, which formally opened this year in San Jose, the affection of California s tech community. Airbus fabricated an antecedent $150 actor allotment charge for A3 (pronounced A-cubed ). Vahana grows out of that berry funding. The aircraft we re architecture doesn t charge a runway, is self-piloted, and can automatically ascertain and abstain obstacles and added aircraft, A3 arch controlling Rodin Lyasoff wrote in September. Designed to backpack a distinct commuter or cargo, we re aiming to accomplish it the aboriginal certified commuter aircraft afterwards a pilot. Related: Billion-dollar startups The activity hopes to fly a full-size ancestor by the end of 2017 and eventually accept article it can advertise by 2020, Lyasoff wrote. For sure, bartering or commuter use of such a apparatus faces cogent hurdles, including a abridgement of accustomed standards for electric planes and any aircraft that doesn t accept pilots. Airbus isn t the alone accomplishment industry colonnade to analyze new areas of mobility. Car-makers Toyota and Honda accept approved to aggrandize into aviation. Honda delivered its aboriginal clandestine jet in 2015 afterwards three decades developing new aerospace technology. Related: Hybrid even could advice advance approaching electric airliners Airbus is aggravating to tap into a nascent, but fast-growing, field: the use of battery-powered electric propulsion technology to accredit on-demand services. In this case, the eyes is for air taxis that use urban airways in a anticipated and controlled manner, wrote Lyasoff. Airbus appear aftermost year that one of Vahana s aboriginal projects would be a accord with Uber to prove a new business archetypal for helicopter operators. NASA, too, is advance heavily in researching electric propulsion and affairs to fly its own design, the X-57, in 2018. Of course, aerial taxis that don t accept pilots affectation some catchy assurance issues. Airbus says that sense and avoid technology will be acclimated to anticipate midair collisions, and a ballistic parachute would arrange if a craft s engines malfunction. Airbus has carefully afar A3 from the blow of its accomplishment operations in Europe, China and the U.S. Unlike its buttoned-up parent, A3 has hallmarks of a Silicon Valley startup: It has a recruiting contour on its website for Jane Jackalope — a job advertisement for an controlling who is a jackalope of all trades. (New York) Aboriginal appear October 20, 2016: 6:48 PM ET