Donald Trump revealed Wednesday he would consider nominating Texas judge Don Willett to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court.He was nominated to the Texas Supreme Court by Rick Perry in 2005, and has been re-elected twice.But Willett is also the self-proclaimed Tweeter Laureate of Texas, and has spent the last year mocking Trump on Twitter.For instance, when Public Policy Polling found that 9 percent of North Carolina voters would choose Deez Nuts over Hillary Clinton or Trump, Willett responded on Twitter with this gem:In March, Trump tweeted that he would spill the beans on Sen. Ted Cruz s wife, Heidi, and Willett responded with a tweet that was much more favorable toward her:Twitchy noted in April that after South African pro golfer Louis Oosthuizen got a hole-in-one after ricocheting off another golfer s ball, Willett had this to say:I hit within inches of the hole & then Lyin Louis gets a hole-in-one by banking off my ball?!pic.twitter.com/a1mGbY8a9p— Justice Don Willett @JusticeWillett March 9, 2016— Justice Don Willett @JusticeWillett November 9, 2015Willett has not yet commented on Trump including him in the handful of jurists he d consider to appoint to the Supreme Court.Neither flash nor html5 is supported!
As David Ogilvy said: If you re trying to persuade people to do something, or buy something, it seems to me you should use their language, the language they use every day, the language in which they think.An office manager at their desk, comparing laser printer prices and ink cartridge costs before heading to the office supply store.Okay the volume estimates aren t that accurate but within seconds I can see four times as many people searched for Donald Trump last month compared to Hillary Clinton.If I m reporting flat growth on sales for that month compared to the previous year, I m actually doing a good job, not a bad one, as it might have initially seemed.Answer the PublicTypically SEO s talk about keywords or keyphrases when we describe what people type into the search box, if we were being more accurate we should probably call them search queries.You type in a seed concept and it spits out visualisations on questions people have around that topic.
It looks at the email campaigns of the three remaining presidential candidates — Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders.Sather pointed out that email operations are not just nice-to-have promotions, given that Barack Obama s campaign raised about half a billion dollars from email during the 2012 election.Sather also noted that the wealthy Trump has boasted throughout the primaries that he was self-funding.Nevertheless, Trump s open rates are higher, with Sanders and Clinton s about half Trump s this month.Clinton has a very high reach of actually getting into recipients inboxes and not being stopped by, say, spam filters.About The AuthorEmail provider Bluecore, UGC platform Olapic team up to use consumers photos in marketing emailsHow marketers can identify companies that value email marketing
Secretive data-mining startup Palantir is buying $225 million of stock back from its employees at $7.40 per share, reports BuzzFeed.That's a higher price per share than how some investors currently value the company, says the report.Palantir last raised a whopping $880 million in December 2015, at a valuation around $20 billion.Investment firms like Morgan Stanley, Transamerica, and Fidelity value their Palantir shares at $5.92, while Valic goes as low as $3.79, BuzzFeed reports, in both cases representing a markdown from that $20 billion valuation.Going up to $7.40 per share is a sign that Palantir believes that it's on the right track, and it's paying employees a premium on their stock options to prove it.It's also a signal that Palantir likely doesn't plan to list itself on the public markets anytime soon.Pinterest undertook a similar stock-buyback maneuver in 2015 to help some restless employees cash out as a way to keep morale up while it waited out a chilly IPO market.This is actually the second liquidity event mounted by Palantir.That means that any employees, past or present, who held on to their shares are eligible for heftier paydays.That's good, because according to a previous BuzzFeed report, Palantir is experiencing some growing pains as it struggles to keep executives and employees on board, trending toward a 20% turnover rate in 2016.Palantir's cofounder and a famed investor, Joe Lonsdale, disputed the report, saying that while turnover is up, it's no higher than tech-industry norms.It's not known what Palantir plans on doing with the shares that it purchases from employees, although the plan with the last buyback was to sell that equity to outside investment firms.Palantir did not immediately respond to a request for comment.NOW WATCH: HILLARY CLINTON: The problem with corporate America's obsession with 'quarterly capitalism'Loading video...
The FBI has already spoken with Huma Abedin, a Clinton confidant who was among the Democratic presidential front runner's closest aides at the State Department.She has been dogged by questions about her email practices for more than a year, since AP revealed that the clintonemail.com server was in the basement of Clinton's New York home while she served as the nation's top diplomat from 2009 to 2013.FBI Director James Comey said this month he is keeping close tabs on the investigation to ensure it's conducted properly and completed promptly.Thousands of additional emails were withheld by Clinton, whose lawyers said they contained personal messages unrelated to her government service.A Romanian computer hacker now in U.S. custody, Marcel Lazar, has boasted that he breached Clinton's home server three years ago.Lansing Woo, a retired FBI official who supervised counterintelligence investigations in the Los Angeles field office, said the recent interviews of Clinton's aides appear to follow standard procedure.
He was indicted on charges including wire fraud, unauthorized access of protected computer, aggravated identity theft, cyberstalking and obstruction of justice.The official and another person familiar with the Guccifer investigation, who asked not to be named ahead of the proceedings, said Lazar s plea would not validate claims he has made in recent media interviews about successfully hacking the email server Clinton installed at her home in Chappaqua, New York.Its contents and operations are the focus of an FBI investigation.However, among the targets of Guccifer s hacking was an AOL email account used by Sidney Blumenthal, a former Clinton White House aide and unofficial adviser.Neither flash nor html5 is supported!Reviews by government departments, including two spy agencies, found that dozens of messages that moved through Clinton s private server contained classified information, including material the government later deemed top secret.
For some reason politicians love shaking hands with robots.Here at Gizmodo we ve caught politicians of every stripe pressing the flesh with our future robot overlords.There s George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, and don t even get me started on Angela Merkel.But now the internet s favorite politician from The North has officially surrendered to the bots.But come to think of it, we have yet to spot the current presidential frontrunners Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump shaking hands with robots.With Clinton and Trump s current unfavorability ratings amongst voters I half expect Asimo to be nominated as either party s vice presidential candidate by July.
WASHINGTON AP — The Latest on the State Department audit that faulted Hillary Clinton's email practices and cybersecurity all times local :3 p.m.Congressional Democrats are playing down the State Department audit critical of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server.Rep. Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland, ranking Democrat on the House oversight committee, accused Republicans of attacking Clinton only because she is the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination.The inspector general's 78-page analysis, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press, cites "longstanding, systemic weaknesses" related to the agency's communications and says Clinton disregarded various State Department guidelines for avoiding cybersecurity risks.Toner says "it is clear that the department could have done a better job preserving emails and records of secretaries of state and their senior staff going back several administrations," and said the State Department also agrees that compliance with its rules has been "inconsistent across several administrations."Clinton used a private server set up for her home and used it for work and personal emails, including some that have since been classified.The issue has dogged her as she has sought the Democratic presidential nomination.
Hillary Clinton s campaign is taking her message that Donald Trump sought to profit off of the housing crisis to a new platform: Snapchat.The campaign is releasing a Snapchat filter on Wednesday targeted to the Anaheim Convention Center, where Trump is scheduled to hold a rally.The filter simply places Trump s own words from 2006 on a yellow background with a frame.I sort of hope a housing crash happens because then people like me would go in and buy, the filter says.Clinton campaign Hillary Clinton s campaign bought a Snapchat geofilter targeted to a Donald Trump rally on Wednesday.The filter comes as Clinton has ramped up attacks on Trump s character by accusing him of supporting the 2008 housing crash.
Hillary Clinton "did not comply" with State Department policies when she chose to use a personal email account to conduct government business, according to an inspector general's report released Wednesday.The State Department also faulted Clinton and previous secretaries of state for poorly managing email and other computer information and slowly responding to new cybersecurity risks.The report cites "longstanding, systemic weaknesses" related to communications that before Clinton's appointment as secretary of state.The State Department singled out Clinton's failures as "more serious," however, according to The Associated Press.The 78-page report says the Department s current policy, implemented in 2005, "is that normal day-to-day operations should be conducted on an authorized Automated Information System AIS , which has the proper level of security control to … ensure confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the resident information." From the report:According to the current CIO and Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security, Secretary Clinton had an obligation to discuss using her personal email account to conduct official business with their offices, who in turn would have attempted to provide her with approved and secured means that met her business needs.However, according to these officials, DS and IRM did not—and would not—approve her exclusive reliance on a personal email account to conduct Department business, because of the restrictions in the FAM Foreign Affairs Manual and the security risks in doing so.The report seems to answer one of the biggest questions surrounding Clinton's setup, which is whether her use of a personal email account to do government business defied State Department policies requiring that anything relating to agency activity be captured on the department's server.'"Clinton's Deputy Chief of Staff rejected the proposal to use two devices, however, stating that it doesn t make a whole lot of sense," according to the report.Clinton's email scandal has dogged the 2016 Democratic presidential frontrunner for more than a year.In March 2015, she first admitted to exclusively using a private email account to send and receive work-related emails while she served as secretary of state.The controversy compelled her to hand over roughly 30,000 work-related emails to the State Department, which have been released in batches since last year.Significantly, Clinton deleted about 30,000 additional emails from her server that she says were "personal" in nature before handing it over to the FBI in August, five months after handing over individual emails to the State Department.
Michael Slaby, who worked on both of Barack Obama s presidential campaigns, founded a company in 2013 called Timshel that offers Democratic political candidates software to reach supporters, raise money and host grass-roots events.Backed by Alphabet Inc. Chairman Eric Schmidt, Chicago-based Timshel is working with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton s campaign, which has paid more than $460,000 for the services, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission.On the Republican side, companies include Targeted Victory, a digital advertising company co-founded by Zac Moffatt, who served as digital director for Mitt Romney s 2012 presidential bid, and i360, a data and technology firm backed by the Koch brothers, Charles and David.To survive and grow many startups have sought to broaden their client base.The same technology that helps political campaigns reach specific groups of voters and donors can be put to work for a car dealer trying to contact new customers or a movie studio seeking publicity, Mr. Moffatt said.Blue State Digital Inc., a Democratic digital media and technology company founded by veterans of Howard Dean s 2004 presidential run, started out with a pure political focus, but made a concerted push to broaden its client base in 2008, said founder Joe Rospars, who worked as chief digital strategist for the 2008 and 2012 Obama presidential campaigns.
A hacker who first exposed the existence of Hillary Clinton s private email server and who found his way into accounts of several American political figures pleaded guilty to identity theft and hacking charges today.Lazar, who was brought to the U.S. from Romania in March to stand trial, had been facing additional charges of wire fraud, unauthorized access to protected computers, cyberstalking and obstruction of justice.His sentencing is set for September.While in custody, Lazar claimed that he hacked Clinton s email server, saying that it was completely unsecured.The Clinton campaign denied his claims, calling it unfathomable that Lazar would have resisted leaking Clinton s emails if he had indeed accessed them.Lazar produced no documentation to back up his claims.
The 83-page report by Inspector General Steve Linick noted that the Office of the Secretary has had "longstanding, systemic weaknesses related to electronic records.""The Department generally and the Office of the Secretary in particular have been slow to recognize and to manage effectively the legal requirements and cybersecurity risks associated with electronic data communications, particularly as those risks pertain to its most senior leadership," the report states.Using private e-mail to conduct public business was "not an appropriate" move, the report added.Her post ended in 2013.Guccifer previously claimed he hacked into Clinton's e-mail, but he's now facing the courts after admitting to breaking into 100 Americans' accounts, including family members of former Presidents George W. and George H.W.The inspector general report did not directly conclude that Clinton broke criminal or data preservation laws.
Opponents of her Democratic presidential campaign pointed to the audit Wednesday as proof that Clinton has not been truthful about her private email use and fresh evidence she is not trustworthy or qualified to be commander in chief.She never sought approval to conduct government business over private email, and never demonstrated the server or the Blackberry she used while in office met minimum information security requirements.Republicans said Wednesday the audit shows Clinton was in clear violation of the Federal Records Act.Clinton has withheld thousands of additional emails, saying they were personal.She said she never sent or received anything marked classified at the time, and says hackers never breached the server.And I ve encouraged all of my staff to be very forthcoming.
System also came under hacking attacks just like everything else on the internet A report by the US State Department's Office of the Inspector General OIG has found presidential wannabe Hillary Clinton did breach record-keeping laws – by using a personal server for work emails.The 89-page dossier PDF found that three senior State Department figures had broken the rules by using personal email accounts for departmental business: Colin Powell, Hilary Clinton, and Scott Gration, the US ambassador to Kenya.General Powell, who was Secretary of State from 2001 to 2005, had a private line installed in his office and used a laptop to exchange emails with colleagues and department staff.When two staff members questioned the security of her email system they were told that the server had been reviewed and approved and that they should "never to speak of the Secretary's personal email system again."Her technical support advisor told operations staff "someone was trying to hack us and while they did not get in i didnt sic want to let them have the chance to."The OIG report isn't good news for Clinton's presidential campaign, since it contradicts several earlier statements made by the candidate and may have a bearing on whether or not criminal charges are brought.
Thiel, who co-founded PayPal and sits on Facebook s board of directors, allegedly provided millions of dollars for Hogan s lawsuit and is apparently funding other cases.The Times' Andrew Ross Sorkin noted that Thiel declined to reveal what other cases he supported.It s less about revenge and more about specific deterrence, Thiel told the Times in his first interview since the rumors that he funded the lawsuit reached a tipping point on Tuesday.Neither the jury nor the public knew of Thiel s involvement in the case.Thiel told The Times he has been planning for years to secretly fund lawsuits against Gawker in an effort to shut the company down.Gawker founder Nick Denton denounced Thiel's involvement in the lawsuit in a statement to The Times: Just because Peter Thiel is a Silicon Valley billionaire, his opinion does not trump our millions of readers who know us for routinely driving big news stories including Hillary Clinton s secret email account, Bill Cosby s history with women, the mayor of Toronto as a crack smoker, Tom Cruise s role within Scientology, the N.F.L.cover-up of domestic abuse by players and just this month the hidden power of Facebook to determine the news you see.Read the full report from The New York TimesGawker is the high-brow gossip sheet covering media, entertainment, politics and technology.NOW WATCH: Billionaire entrepreneur Peter Thiel explains precisely how Mark Zuckerberg changed the worldLoading video...
Trump said Wednesday that Rick Wiley "should be fired" for his handling of a fundraising deal with the Republican National Committee.4.Japan's prime minister publicly scolded US President Barack Obama to his face over a "despicable" Okinawa murder allegedly committed by an American.Shinzo Abe told Obama that he was lodging a "protest" over the death of a 20-year-old woman who had been missing since April.6.US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton "did not comply" with State Department policies when she chose to use a personal email account to conduct government business, according to an inspector general's report released Wednesday.7.Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's army captured a key breadbasket, and now 600,000 Syrians face starvation.10."It's cheaper to buy a $35,000 robotic arm than it is to hire an employee who's inefficient making $15 an hour bagging french fries," former McDonald's USA CEO Ed Rensi said.And finally ...Young people should consider moving to these affordable "18-hour cities" to start their careers.NOW WATCH: These are the best, highest-paying companies in AmericaLoading video...
Marcel Lazar Lehel is escorted by masked policemen in Bucharest after being arrested in Arad, 550km 337 miles west of Bucharest, on January 2014Notorious Romanian hacker Guccifer pleaded guilty to two hacking-related charges on 25 May, including unauthorised access to a protected computer and aggravated identity theft.Lazar, a former taxi driver, rose to notoriety after hacking into email accounts associated with the Bush family, resulting in leaked emails, photographs, home addresses, telephone numbers and medical information.Some of the hacked photos, which included nude self-portraits of George W Bush and a photo of George H W Bush in the hospital, were sent to several media outlets and were published by The Smoking Gun.In June 2014, Lazar was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of unauthorised access to a protected computer, wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, cyberstalking and obstruction of justice, according to a press release from the US Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.He was serving a four-year sentence before his home country approved his extradition in March 2016.Lazar will serve a minimum of two years in prison and could face a possible maximum of seven years when he is sentenced in September.
Now, a former military adviser to the State Department has broken ranks, saying that Clinton s sloppy communications with her senior staff may have compromised counter-terrorism operations.He said that operations to eliminate the leader of a Filipino Islamist separatist group and intercept Chinese-made weapons components being smuggled into Iraq were repeatedly foiled.Johnson said that his team considered other sources for a security breach, but settled on Clinton s unencrypted phone calls to senior staff as the only option.There s no concrete evidence, so of course the Clinton camp is calling the allegations patently false.The State Department report into Clinton s email use highlighted the fact that Clinton knew she was bypassing security rules; the fact that she also disregarded protocol for phone conversations isn t going to help her case at all.Choose your clan and join in an adventure of global proportions.
Quora s been at the Q game for 7 years now but still is only starting to monetize.He gave a positive projection of the business, saying The company s just getting bigger and delivering more audience for people who write.As big as the company s gotten, it s still a very safe and civil place to answer questions.And I might help Nadia Singer — Quora s Head of Outreach — keep bringing on more session hosts like Hillary Clinton and White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest.After original Quora co-founder Charlie Cheever left, Bodnick shouldered the responsibility for press and marketing while CEO Adam D Angelo led.His recent work securing famous public figures like Sheryl Sandberg for Quora s Ask Me Anything-style Writing Sessions has helped juice user growth.