Trump trashes McCain again, and blames reporters for baiting him into it
- President Donald Trump on Thursday falsely blamed the media for baiting him into attacking the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) before launching yet another attack at the senator, who's been dead for seven months.
- In fact, Trump first attacked McCain on Twitter over the weekend after court filings from an unsuccessful defamation suit filed against BuzzFeed News were released and showed McCain's involvement in getting the so-called "Steele Dossier" to then-FBI Director James Comey — something that McCain acknowledged in life.
- It's true that reporters asked Trump about his attacks, but Trump has also kept the jabs going unprompted.
- For example, during a speech Wednesday, Trump went on an extended riff about his involvement in McCain's funeral.
- Rather than stopping at making the false claim to Bartiromo Wednesday, Trump went further and attacked McCain again, referring to the late senator's vote against repealing Obamacare.
UCS Director and Cisco Intersight – Better Together
- Cisco continues to invest and enhance our data center automation and private cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) platform, Cisco UCS Director.
- At the same time, we are leveraging the Cisco Intersight platform to deliver additional value and operational benefits when coupled with UCS Director.
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Snapchat admits its age verification safeguards are effectively useless
- Two top Snap executives were grilled by a UK parliamentary committee on Tuesday about failures in Snapchat's age-verification system, with one admitting that it does not work.
- Snap's senior director of international public policy, Stephen Collins, and EMEA director of creative strategy, Will Scougal, appeared before the Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport Committee on Tuesday.
- When he was rejected as underage, he tried again with his real age and was able to create an account — his argument being that an underage user can easily bypass Snapchat's system.
- Collins added, however, that if underage users try signing up for an account via a web browser, they can be caught out by cookies.
- Will Scougal said Snap actively looks for "inference signals" to determine whether a user is in fact underage.
- Lucas also asked the Snap execs whether they had any figures showing how many users have been removed from Snapchat for being underage.
Goldman Sachs says it must hire more women and minorities
- The Wall Street firm said Monday that it wants to increase representation in hiring for entry-level analysts and associates in the Americas to 50% for women, 11% for black employees and 14% for Hispanic and Latino employees.
- The announcement comes as global companies prepare for the mandatory release of gender pay gap data in the United Kingdom this spring.
- The bank has work to do, even though it pays "women and men in similar roles with similar performance equally," Solomon and his team said Monday.
- As a result, the company said that by the end of 2021, it wants to increase representation at the assistant vice president and managing director levels to at least 40% for women worldwide, and 8% for black employees in the United States.
Democrats seek FBI probe of Florida woman's ties to Trump
- Washington (CNN) - Four leading Democrats are demanding a new FBI investigation into a Florida woman's apparent ties to Donald Trump, focusing on whether she illegally sought to leverage her relationship with the President by selling access to Chinese clients.
- The Democrats -- Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee and House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler -- are calling on the FBI to conduct criminal and counterintelligence probes into allegations of human trafficking, foreign lobbying and potential campaign finance violations against Cindy Yang, the founder and former owner of a chain of Florida massage parlors.
- Last month, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was charged with soliciting prostitution at a massage parlor in Florida, as part of a months-long police sting operation investigating a prostitution and sex trafficking ring operating in southern Florida.