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US intelligence: Foreign hackers spying on campaigns – Fox News

Feb. 9, 2016: Director of the National Intelligence James Clapper speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP) WASHINGTON –  The United States sees evidence that hackers, possibly working for foreign governments, are snooping on the presidential candidates, the nation’s intelligence chief said Wednesday. Government officials are working with the campaigns to tighten security as the race for the White House intensifies. The activity follows a pattern set in the last two presidential elections. Hacking was rampant in 2008, according to U.S. intelligence officials, and both President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney were targets of Chinese cyberattacks four years later. Despite that history, cyber experts say neither Donald Trump’s nor Hillary Clinton’s campaign networks are secure enough to eliminate the risk. “We’ve already had some indications” of hacking, James Clapper, director of national intelligence, said Wednesday at a cybersecurity event at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington. He said the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security were helping educate the campaigns. Of the attacks, Clapper predicted, “we’ll probably have more.” The revelation comes after a Clapper’s office released a document earlier this month saying foreignintelligence services tracked the 2008 presidential election cycle “like no other.” The document was part of a slide show used to warn incoming Obama administration officials that their new jobs could make them prey for foreign spies. Eight years ago, foreign intelligence services “met with campaign contacts and staff, used human source networks for...

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‘Career killer’: Obama’s new overtime expansion under fire – Fox News

  As the Obama administration cheered “the worker wins” from a newly announced expansion of overtime pay, the directive drew a fierce backlash Wednesday from Republicans and the business community — amid warnings that the move could backfire and hurt workers in the end. “These rules are a career killer. With the stroke of a pen, the Labor Department is demoting millions of workers,” David French, a senior vice president for the National Retail Federation, said in a statement Wednesday morning. Policy changes being formally unveiled Wednesday would make more than 4 million U.S. workers newly eligible for overtime pay. They’re intended to counter erosion in overtime protections, which require employers to pay 1 1/2 times a worker’s regular salary for any work past 40 hours a week. In the fast food and retail industries in particular, many workers have missed out on this because they’re deemed “managers” – they work long hours but are paid little more than the people they supervise. Under the new rules, first released in draft form last summer, the annual salary threshold at which companies can deny overtime pay will be doubled from $23,660 to nearly $47,500. That means a fast-food manager making $14 an hour – or roughly $30,000 a year – would now be eligible for overtime for those extra hours. The White House estimates the rule change will raise pay...

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Trump files new financial report, saying business is strong – Fox News

Is it time for Donald Trump to welcome super PAC money? Trump campaign senior adviser talks traditional fundraising, targeting blue states and upcoming Facebook meeting Associated Press WASHINGTON –  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has filed new financial documents describing his personal wealth — and he isn’t waiting until they’re public to say they’re good. Trump announced late Tuesday he had submitted his candidate financial disclosure form to the Federal Election Commission. He said it showed “a tremendous cash flow” and growing revenues from his businesses. The form — which will be publicly available after an initial review by the government — should offer updated information about the value of his assets and the revenues produced by his businesses. According to Trump, over the last 17 months his businesses’ revenues grew by $190 million, and he earned $557 million in income. Trump said last July in a note accompanying a previous disclosure that he was worth more than $10 billion, an assertion he also made Tuesday. Also last year, he reported that a large amount of his valuation came from the $3.3 billion in estimated worth he placed on his personal brand. Last July, Forbes magazine deflated that valuation, saying Trump’s brand was likely worth about $125 million. In Tuesday’s release, Trump also said his ability to accumulate wealth demonstrates what he described as “the kind of thinking the country...

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Zuckerberg denies Facebook has anti-conservative bias – Fox News

Facebook denies allegations it suppresses conservative news Reaction from Fox News media analyst Howard Kurtz, host of ‘MediaBuzz’ Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg denied Thursday that the social network’s editors suppress conservative news from its trending topics list. In a Facebook post, Zuckerberg said he planned to talk with leading conservatives in coming weeks “about what Facebook stands for and how we can be sure our platform stays as open as possible.”   However, the 31-year-old also said there was “no evidence” to support the suppression claim, which was made by unidentified former Facebook contractors to the tech blog Gizmodo earlier this week. “If we find anything against our principles, you have my commitment that we will take additional steps to address it,” Zuckerberg wrote. Earlier Thursday, the company’s Vice President of Global Operations, Justin Osofsky, published a blog post saying the company followed guidelines to ensure that stories in trending topics represent “the most important popular stories, regardless of where they fall on the ideological spectrum.” “The guidelines do not permit reviewers to add or suppress political perspectives,” Osofsky said in a statement. The blog post linked to a 28-page internal document Facebook uses to determine trending topics, after the Guardian published a similar document that was leaked to it. Facebook hasn’t said how many people are responsible for the trending topics team. The Guardian reported the team...

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Pizza Hut makes epic delivery to Kilimanjaro summit – Fox News

General Manager of Pizza Hut Africa, Randall Blackford, enjoys some pepperoni pizza with a team of Pizza Hut employees at the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro on May 9. Pizza Hut is already the world’s largest pizza chain but now it can officially call itself the highest. To celebrate opening in its 100th country, Pizza Hut delivered a few extra special pies to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania on May 9. The delivery set a new Guinness World Record for the highest altitude pizza delivery on land at a height of 19,341 feet. Related Image Expand / Contract Trail guides prepare to deliver Pizza Hut pizza to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Moshi, Tanzania. (Pizza Hut) The pizzas were escorted by a team of Pizza Hut employees, General Manager of Pizza Hut Africa, Randall Blackford and several professional guides who hiked for six days to reach the peak of one of the world’s tallest mountains. At the summit, Blackford enjoyed a large slice of pepperoni with his employees. Sure, it may be one of the world’s most elaborate marketing stunts. The Twittersphere had mixed emotions about the successful summit attempt: Pizza Hut will now deliver to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro (no freshness guarantee though!) https://t.co/WalaJudOBV via @AaronSmithCNN — Heather Long (@byHeatherLong) May 11, 2016 So @pizzahut delivered a pizza to top of Mt. Kilimanjaro, but @dominos saved...

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