the Us image has plummeted drastically around the world president Donald Trump's regime, it turns out the Pew Research Center study.the Majority of the world's people do not have confidence in the fact that trump would have the abilities to lead, told the Reuters news agency.Trump, after five months as president, is the united states a positive attitude towards the number of the rest of the world dropped to 49%.Yet Barack obama's eight years through the end of the united states is positive, 64 per cent.in Particular, the Us image has plummeted to its closest allies, mexico, Canada and the european partners.in Many European countries, the Us image was similar to George W. Bush through the end.
US President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Sunday (25 June) to accuse his former Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton of colluding with her party to beat her primary opponent Senator Bernie Sanders.Trump's latest tweet seemed to be in reference to the trove of hacked Democratic National Committee emails published by WikiLeaks last year that showed top party officials favoured Clinton over Sanders in the primaries."Hillary Clinton colluded with the Democratic Party in order to beat Crazy Bernie Sanders," Trump tweeted.Trump's remarks come amid an ongoing federal investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election and alleged collusion between Trump's campaign and Moscow.Trump and his campaign have denied the allegations.The president's latest comments also come after he criticised his predecessor Barack Obama and questioned why his administration did not do more to combat Russian efforts to meddle in the election.
Before state-sponsored Russian hackers set their sights on the US election, they targeted a whole country: the Ukraine.In our cover story this month, WIRED's own Andy Greenberg dives into the cyber war Russia has been fighting with its neighbor, and how the tactics it honed there–how to take down a power grid, for instance–are a blueprint for what it could do to the United States.You should read it, and you should watch this video of what it looked like when hackers took over the actual mouse movements a power-grid computer.Additionally, this week WIRED Security wrote about how Facebook is finally being transparent about its playbook for counterterrorism.As usual, click on the headlines to read the full story, and stay safe out there.The Washington Post has by far the most detailed account yet of the Obama administration's attempt—and ultimate failure—to effectively respond to Russia's meddling in the US election.
In his final days as the 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama authorized a covert hacking operation to implant attack code in sensitive Russian networks.The revelation came in an 8,000-word article The Washington Post published Friday that recounted a secret struggle to punish the Kremlin for tampering with the 2016 election.According to Friday's article, the move came some four months after a top-secret Central Intelligence Agency report detailed Russian President Vladimir Putin's direct involvement in a hacking campaign aimed at disrupting or discrediting the presidential race.Friday's report also said that intelligence captured Putin's specific objective that the operation defeat or at least damage Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and help her Republican rival Donald Trump.The Washington Post said its reports were based on accounts provided by more than three dozen current and former US officials in senior positions in government, most of whom spoke on the condition of anonymity.In the months that followed the August CIA report, 17 intelligence agencies confirmed with high confidence the Russian interference.
A regulation from the Obama administration that would have allowed foreign-born entrepreneurs who raise investor cash to build their startups in the US won't be allowed to go into effect.The Department of Homeland Security will file an official notice to delay the International Entrepreneur Rule for eight months.The intention is to eliminate the rule entirely, according to sources briefed on the matter who spoke to The Wall Street Journal.The decision isn't final, and a DHS spokesperson told the WSJ that the department "cannot speculate" on the outcome of the review.Allowing for some type of "startup visa" has long been a request of Silicon Valley advocates and lobbyists.More than 50 percent of startups worth $1 billion or more were founded by immigrants, according to a study published last year by the National Foundation for American Policy.
The Trump administration plans to dismantle a regulation that would have helped more foreign-born entrepreneurs build startups in the U.S. without a traditional visa, according to people briefed on the administration’s plans.The International Entrepreneur Rule, enacted during the final days of the Obama administration and set to go into effect next month, would have let foreign entrepreneurs apply to work in the U.S., provided their...
US President Donald Trump took to Twitter early Sunday morning to fire off a series of tweets touting the success of his "Make America Great Again" agenda "despite the distraction of the Witch Hunt."Trump has often called the ongoing investigation, led by FBI Special Counsel Robert Mueller into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election and ties between his campaign and Moscow, a "witch hunt"."Many new jobs, high business enthusiasm, massive regulation cuts, 36 new legislative bills signed, great new S.C. Justice and Infrastructure, Healthcare and Tax Cuts in works!He also took a shot at his predecessor Barack Obama by citing a recent Rasmussen poll that put Trump's approval rating at 50%.Rasmussen noted in a news release on Friday (16 June): "This is the first time the president's overall approval rating has hit the 50% mark since late April.His approval rating has ranged from a high of 59% in late January shortly after he took office to a low of 42% in early April."
President Donald Trump's nominee for the Federal Communications Commission is a fan of net neutrality.Trump said late Tuesday that he was nominating Jessica Rosenworcel to fill one of the Democratic commissioner slots on the five-member commission.Rosenworcel is an advocate for net neutrality and a familiar face at the FCC.She originally served as a commissioner under President Barack Obama from 2012 until January, when Trump didn't extend her term.If she gets the nod, Rosenworcel would return to the FCC at a time when its Republican chairman, Ajit Pai, wants to roll back net neutrality rules.Net neutrality is the idea that internet traffic is treated equally and internet service providers can't prioritize some traffic over others, and the FCC under Obama passed rules governing that principle.
It’s common knowledge that Russian hackers attempted to interfere with the US electoral system last year, but it seems the true extent of those attacks is only now being revealed.According to a new report by Bloomberg, a total of 39 states were targeted – double the number that was previously reported.Citing people “with direct knowledge of the US investigation” into the Russian hacks, Bloomberg reveals that one of the states – Illinois – saw the perpetrators gain access to the voter database and compromise as many as 90,000 records.The situation was so bad that it led to then-president Barack Obama directly complaining to Vladimir Putin on the “red phone,” a cyber-hotline set up in 2013 by both presidents designed to de-escalate cyber conflict between the two countries.Thirty-seven other states reported finding traces of hacker intrusions, including the critical election systems of both Florida and California.While not all of these represented a compromise, it shows the sheer scope of the Russian’s operation.
If you thought that Russian meddling into the US election “only” included hacking the Democrats, leaking information from those hacks, and targeting social media with fake news, then prepare to be shocked.A new report says that Russian hackers breached voting systems in 39 states well before the election.Their ultimate hope may have been altering results, although there’s absolutely no proof of that happening.But the Obama administration was so concerned with the attack that it reached out to Vladimir Putin using the “red phone” secure communication system between the two countries.Investigators discovered that hackers accessed voting systems in the summer and fall of 2016, looking at a campaign finance database in at least one case, Bloomber explains.In Illinois, investigators discovered proof that attackers tried to delete or alter voter data.
Nonprofit consumer and environmental groups as well as 11 states sued the Department of Energy (DOE) today for failing to enact energy efficiency standards (PDF) promulgated by the Obama administration.The standards apply to portable air conditioners, uninterruptible power supplies, air compressors, walk-in coolers and freezers, and commercial packaged boilers.The debacle began back in April when New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and officials from 10 other states demanded that newly-confirmed Energy Secretary Rick Perry enact energy efficiency rules for ceiling fans.Those rules were finalized in the last days of the Obama Administration and were set to take effect March 20, 2017.Perry delayed the date that the ceiling-fan rules were to take effect and looked set to delay or ignore five other energy efficiency rules for the air conditioner and power-supply group as well.Those efficiency standards were set to be published after the ceiling-fan rules were published, on March 15, 2017.
If you want to find out more about Russian hacking during the 2016 US presidential election, don't bother asking Jeff Sessions.The attorney general testified on Capitol Hill on Tuesday as the FBI investigation into Russia's influence on the presidential election continues.He denied any ties between Donald Trump's campaign and Russia, and told senators he was never filled in on the hacking details.The attorney general added that he's never read any reports on Russian hacking, and has a hard time remembering crucial details about the fallout.After then-President Barack Obama retaliated against Russia with a series of sanctions, Sessions said he doesn't "recall any such conversations" on sanctions.Despite having privileged access as the head of the US Department of Justice, hand-picked by Trump, Sessions said he knows about as much about Russian hacking as the average American.
Investigators told Bloomberg that hackers linked to Russia breached the voting systems of as many as 39 states ahead of the election in which Donald Trump became president.Cyber attackers accessed voter databases and software used by poll workers, according to Bloomberg.The information also showed more than 100 local election officials were targeted in an email hacking campaign.Obama's administration suspected the purpose of the breaches was to slow the voting process and undermine confidence in the final outcome, Bloomberg reported."Last year, as we detected intrusions into websites managed by election officials around the country, the administration worked relentlessly to protect our election infrastructure," Eric Schultz, spokesman for Barack Obama, told Bloomberg.CNN reports that it is thought that Russian hackers are behind a cyber attack on the State Department that penetrated parts of the White House computer system- hackers allegedly accessed information which included details of the president’s schedule.
Despite turmoil swirling in Washington, Donald Trump’s presidency still enjoys strong support among his base, particularly in white, rural America.These are the “forgotten men and women” to whom Trump has promised much, the people who feel that recent administrations were too focused on what have become disparagingly known as urban and coastal elites.VOA reporters recently traveled to a stretch of rural counties along the upper Mississippi River that turned from “blue” to “red” – supporting Democrat Barack Obama, then backing Republican Donald Trump in 2016.They spoke to farmers and carpenters, factory workers and retirees in these overwhelmingly white, Christian, working and middle class communities, those hoping for change, and those tired of it.For More You Can Check : Software demo video
Michelle Lee, the head of the US government's patent office, resigned her position Tuesday, according to multiple media reports.Lee was appointed to lead the Patent and Trademark Office in 2014 by President Barack Obama.The Commerce Department didn't immediately respond to a request for comment but confirmed Lee's departure to Politico."We thank Michelle Lee for her service to her country and to the Department of Commerce," Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said in an emailed statement."As the first woman in our country's history to serve as Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Michelle has worked tirelessly to serve our stakeholders and the American public.We wish her well in her next endeavor."
The Obama administration last year unveiled federal policy aimed at the testing and deployment of self-driving cars in the US.Now, with a new president in charge, things are going to change... but specifics are scant.US Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao announced Monday that the Department of Transportation would revisit and revise the self-driving car guidelines issued under the previous administration."The pressure is mounting for the federal government to do something," Chao said, as reported by Reuters.While it's clear that the new DOT will likely adjust the framework to align with the administration's probusiness, antiregulation stance, any further specifics are just guesses at this point.Nobody's quite sure what this new policy will look like, or how much it will change that of from the previous administration.
Ivanka Trump took to Twitter on Thursday (1 June) to commemorate the start of LGBTQ Pride Month 2017 and voice her support for LGBTQ rights, but Twitter wasn't buying it.For the past eight years, former President Barack Obama declared June as LGBTQ Pride Month.President Donald Trump's administration, however, is yet to publicly acknowledge Pride Month this year.Logging back onto social media after observing the Jewish festival of Shavuot, President Donald Trump's eldest daughter tweeted: "Wishing everyone a joyful Pride2017"."This month we celebrate and honor the LGBTQ community," Ivanka tweeted."I am proud to support my LGBTQ friends and the LGBTQ Americans who have made immense contributions to our society and economy."
p The Labour Party has adopted an influencer-led approach to help it reach young voters spending time on social media networks whose votes are essential to any chance of a Jeremy Corbyn victory on 8 June.Benedict Pringle, founder of politicaladvertising.co.uk, argues that it’s a smart tactic and one that seems to be working.Labour has successfully mobilised a group of musicians – with large online followings – to encourage people to register to vote and promote Corbyn’s candidacy.Getting involved with these particular stars is a smart move for three reasons.Firstly, they have high saliency amongst a politically relevant audience.Secondly, the artists are associated with the sort of anti-establishment sentiment that Corbyn espouses, so their respective brand values overlap nicely.
That alone was enough to cause an uproar on social media and tarnish the reputation of the brand, but things only got worse when CEO Oscar Munoz issued a cold, victim-blaming apology in which he praised his employees for following proper procedures.Dove gives women more body issues.In its ongoing effort to redefine popular beauty standards, Dove made a controversial move to reshape its shampoo bottles to reflect different body types.Pepsi missed a lot of red flags in its misguided attempt to promote its product within a frame of peace and understanding (and Kendall Jenner), and a backdrop of a protest against police brutality.In March, a surprising tweet from McDonald's came out, trashing President Trump: "You are actually a disgusting excuse of a President and we would love to have Barack Obama back, also you have tiny hands."Uber, apparently trying to take advantage of the situation, suspended "surge" pricing and issued a tweet aimed at promoting its service.
p The Trump Administration’s proposed budget, which was released earlier this week, was more of a wish list than a policy blueprint.The proposal was distinguished by its call for deep cuts to the social safety net.A hundred million dollars is earmarked for Border Patrol; a hundred and eighty-five million dollars for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, to hire hundreds of new agents; $1.2 billion for ICE to expand its detention facilities; and another hundred and thirty-one million dollars to institute a mandatory program for employers to run immigration background checks on potential hires.In an appendix buried on page five hundred and forty-four of the budget, the Administration also proposed changing a law so that the government could withhold federal funds from so-called sanctuary cities, places where local law enforcement resists coöperating with federal immigration authorities.Just how much leeway a sanctuary city actually has to ignore federal requests—and how far the federal government can go to pressure local officials into coöperating—has never been settled in court or by Congress.But if the change proposed in the President’s budget were to be enacted, the government would gain significant new leverage over local officials.