It's likely too late to request a mail ballot if you haven't already, experts say, but there's still plenty of time to make your vote count in person.
Voting in a pandemic isn't simple, and there's a lot of misinformation out there. We debunk top myths about the Nov. 3 election. TL;DR: Voting by mail is safe and secure.
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Donald Trump has suggested he will not accept the result of November’s US presidential election if he loses to Joe Biden.Speaking to Fox News Sunday, the president once again falsely claimed mail-in voting “is going to rig the election”.When pressed by host Chris Wallace if this meant he would not accept the result, he said: “No. I have to see.”Asked again what this meant, he said: “No, I’m not going to just say yes. I’m not going to say no, and I didn’t last time either.”Trump has repeatedly railed against mail-in voting which has been proposed by Democrats as one of the methods that could be used to safely conduct the election during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.Last month the president claimed without evidence that it would allow “foreign countries” to print mail-in ballots and rig the election. Election officials have described such a plot as “preposterous” RIGGED 2020 ELECTION: MILLIONS OF MAIL-IN BALLOTS WILL BE PRINTED BY FOREIGN COUNTRIES, AND OTHERS. IT WILL BE THE SCANDAL OF OUR TIMES!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2020Just a reminder that if you see unsubstantiated claims that mail voting is "rigged" or that ballots are being printed in foreign countries, that info is FALSE. There is zero evidence to support it, and states have many protections in place to prevent rigging of mail ballots.— David Becker (@beckerdavidj) June 22, 2020Earlier in the interview Trump was asked about the possibility of losing.“I’m not a good loser. I don’t like to lose,” he said. “I don’t lose too often. I don’t like to lose.”During the same interview, Trump also said he found a cognitive test which requires the identification of common animals and sums such as subtracting seven from 100 was “very hard”.He also repeated his claim that coronavirus will “disappear”, saying: “I’ll be right eventually. I will be right eventually.“You know I said, ‘It’s going to disappear.’ I’ll say it again.”The United States recorded a total of at least 70,674 new Covid-19 infections on Friday after climbing by a record 77,499 a day earlier, the largest increase posted by any country since the pandemic started, according to a Reuters tally.US deaths on Friday rose by at least 912, the fourth day in a row that fatalities have exceeded 900 a day.The country has been averaging about 60,000 cases a day in July with cases rising in 41 states on Friday.Texas and Arkansas reported a record number of deaths on Friday, while Kansas, Ohio, North Dakota and Puerto Rico reported record numbers of infections.Trump has urged a return to normal, stressing the importance of reigniting the economy. Related...
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The Trump administration banned the sale of American technology to the Chinese tech giant Huawei in May but U.S. companies including Intel and Micron are selling computers chips to Huawei once again, according to a report in the New York Times.Micron CEO Sanjay Mehrotra confirmed in a Tuesday earnings call that the company, headquartered in Idaho but with global operations, began shipping orders to Huawei again over the last two weeks.Micron is the United States’ biggest maker of computer memory chips.With a backdrop of an intensifying trade war and accusations of spying and national security threats from the Americans, the Commerce Department put Huawei on the “Entity List” last month, banning U.S. companies from selling certain kinds of tech and information to the Chinese company.One key takeaway from the Times report is that no one is entirely clear what to do or how to feel about this.The companies are said to have paused all sales to Huawei for a time until their lawyers decided they could still make some sales if products aren’t considered American made.
In addition to our Sunday App of the Week feature, we also summarize some of our favorite B2B sales & marketing posts from around the Web each week.We’ll miss a ton of great stuff, so if you found something you think is worth sharing please add it to the comments below.4 Ways Companies Can Bring Humanity Back to BusinessSales and marketing don’t have to be a numbers game, humans need connection.Thanks for the advice, Matt Singer.Influencer Study Puts Email Last In ROI
National Enquirer publisher American Media (AMI) says its board will investigate claims made by Jeff Bezos in a blog post accusing the paper of "extortion and blackmail."In a statement to Business Insider, AMI says it believes it "acted lawfully" and "in good faith" in the reporting on the Amazon CEO's affair with former TV anchor Lauren Sanchez.Bezos' team has been investigating who leaked private text messages and photos to the National Enquirer, which published an exposé in the wake of Bezos' divorce.Bezos alleges in his blog post that AMI and its chairman David Becker threatened to release nude photos of him if he didn't cease his investigation into who was responsible for leaking the messages.American Media, the publisher of the National Enquirer, has released a statement saying it "acted lawfully" in its reporting on Jeff Bezos, but that its board will "investigate" his claims that its executives attempted to blackmail him by threatening to release nude photos of the Amazon CEO.The Amazon CEO published a blog post Thursday accusing the National Enquirer of "extortion and blackmail."
Jeff Bezos says that the National Enquirer argued that it would be in the public interest to publish intimate private photos of him, because they reflect on his judgment as the CEO of Amazon.Bezos had a snappy response: He personally built Amazon up to become one of the most valuable and important companies in the world."I will let those results speak for themselves."Despite Bezos' snappy comeback, it's worth noting that his divorce from wife MacKenzie Bezos does carry some risks for Amazon shareholders — risks that could become exacerbated by this whole dramatic episode.It's the position of the National Enquirer, it seems, that it would be in the public interest to publish intimate photos of Jeff Bezos — including at least one racy selfie — because they would reflect on his business judgment as CEO of Amazon.That's according to Bezos himself, in a defiant blog post claiming that the National Enquirer, and its publisher, David Becker, were engaging in "extortion and blackmail" over those photos.
At a meeting in Canada in July 2018, espionage chiefs from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the U.K. and the U.S.—all signatories to a treaty on signals intelligence, and often referred to as the “Five Eyes”—agreed to do their best to contain the global growth of Chinese telecom Huawei, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing a prior report from the Australian Financial Review.According to the Journal’s report, while the various member countries of the Five Eyes view Huwaei with varying amounts of alarm—the UK is a major buyer of its telecommunications gear—they nonetheless all agreed that the tech giant posed a security risk on the grounds that it could be spying on behalf of the Chinese government:Discussions touched on concerns about China’s cyber espionage capabilities and growing military expansion, people familiar with the meeting said.One focus was how to protect telecommunications networks from outside interference, according to one person familiar with the discussion.Australian Signals Directorate Director-General Mike Burgess warned that the country’s entire transport and utility grids were at risk if 5G networks were open to attack, the Journal wrote, while British Secret Intelligence Service chief Alex Younger said the UK needs to think carefully about whether it trusts Huawei with 5G expansion.U.S. intelligence officials have been raising the alarm about Huawei since well before the meeting, and have asked allies to follow their lead and shut out the company from roles in building out 5G networks.
Will we ever collectively return to a time when dinners around the table included little more than food, your friends or loved ones, and polite conversation?In this blink-and-you’ll-miss-everything society, the news cycle is relentless, an important update from your friends is always moments away and “staying connected” has morphed into a full-time job.With that in mind, Common Sense Media has collaborated with Goodby Silverstein & Partners to revamp its Device-Free Dinner campaign for a second year.Last year’s campaign starred Will Ferrell in a darkly comedic story of a family who “lost” their patriarch to his phone.For this series of ads they tap NFL superstar Marshawn Lynch to help drive home the mission.While a group of friends at a restaurant appear entirely engrossed in their phones in an ad titled “Friends Slo Mo,” the Oakland Raiders running back helps himself to their neglected food, since they’re otherwise busy.
Social media platforms have become a hotbed of disinformation leading up to Tuesday's midterm elections, with hoaxes touching on issues like immigration and voting.In the case of hoaxes about hacked voting machines, the goal is to discourage people from even showing up on Election Day."As we saw in 2016, foreign adversaries may be looking to amplify alleged voting problems to further divide us and diminish confidence in our elections," said David Becker, executive director of the Center for Election Innovation and Research.Security researchers at the hacking conference Defcon found that many are outdated and vulnerable to cyberattacks, and half of the US is using voting machines with a known vulnerability.But keep this in mind: The existence of a vulnerability doesn't mean the machines have actually been hacked.Viral videos have purported to show "hacked" machines -- but the problems turned out to be a software error or human mistake.
And while foreign cybersecurity threats have so far been relatively muted, an unclassified government report obtained by The Boston Globe this week indicates more than 160 suspected election-related incidents since the beginning of August, ranging from suspicious login attempts to compromised municipal networks.Officials haven't attributed most of it to an actor yet, but the situations include suspicious attempted logins on election systems like voter databases and municipal network compromises.Even in July, Microsoft said it had spotted four incidents of attempted campaign phishing.The process has been both controversial and, in some cases, too late to help the 2018 midterm election season.The irregularities those officials will watch for include things like mass voting machine failures, unexpected voter registration issues, and suspicious network activity on election infrastructure systems.In August, DHS conducted a tabletop exercise—essentially an election day dry run—with representatives from 44 states to review and practice using the expanded resources that will be available.
Paul Jacobs is off the Qualcomm board as he seeks to acquire the $89.7 billion chip manufacturer.David Becker/StringerQualcomm will not renominate its former chairman Paul Jacobs to the board of directors, the company announced Friday.Qualcomm also confirmed reports that Jacobs is looking to buy out the publicly traded company, and said it will evaluate the offer if it is made.Jacob's offer comes days after President Trump blocked a hostile takeover of the company by its Singaporean competitor Broadcom.Qualcomm will not re-nominate its former chair Paul Jacobs to the board of directors when the board meets on March 23, the company announced Friday.Qualcomm also confirmed earlier reporters that Jacobs, its former CEO and chairman, is looking to acquire the company.
David Becker/Getty Images President Trump thanked Samsung in a tweet Thursday for reportedly considering building some of its products in the US.The report came from Reuters, which said Samsung is considering building some of its appliances in the US for fear of Trump'sThe Trump administration has already floated the idea of tariffs on imported goods to promote more
If you thought your television at home was flat screen, you might want to wait till you see LG s newest model.The 4K OLED TV is only 2.57mm thick - less than two pennies stacked on top of each other - and is part of the insanely thin W-series.Weighing in at a 17 pounds for the 65-inch version the 77-inch model clocks a monstrous 27 pounds mounting it would feel more like a test of your wallpapering skills, than anything else.Even given the OLED set doesn t require extra backlighting, you might still be wondering what wizardry has allowed LG to house the essential components inside.DAVID MCNEW via Getty ImagesAnd here comes the catch that might destroy your visions of a sleek home-cinema.
View photosMoreThe Symantec booth is seen during the 2016 Black Hat cyber-security conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. August 3, 2016. Reuters - Computer security software manufacturer Symantec Corp. will acquire LifeLock Inc. for $2.3 billion in cash, according to a tweet from CNBC, citing Dow Jones.The Wall Street Journal also reported the deal for $2.3 billion, a 16 percent premium on LifeLock's Friday closing share price, citing a person familiar with the matter.
MoreThe Symantec booth is seen during the 2016 Black Hat cyber-security conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. August 3, 2016. Reuters - Symantec Corp shares could gain 25 percent or more following steps to cut costs and a recent acquisition that could propel the company's business in the hot cybersecurity market, a Barron's report said on Sunday.Barron's said Symantec, an early pioneer in antivirus software with its Norton brand, boosted its prospects of gaining a larger share of the cybersecurity market with its June agreement to buy Blue Coat Systems Inc PRJCBB.UL .The company will be able to sell Blue Coat's web and cloud protection services to its existing base of more than 370,000 business clients as demand to block hacking attempts grows, the newspaper said.Plus, the newest Norton software is "industry-leading," the newspaper said, citing Andrew Nowinski, an analyst for investment bank Piper Jaffray.Nowinski predicts the company's earnings will grow 12 to 14 percent from fiscal 2019 to 2021 as Symantec's consumer business benefits from a shift to a subscription model.