Trump: In the Good Ole’ days . . .

Protesters in North Carolina topple Confederate statue following Charlottesville violence

Neo-Nazis were visible in every Trump rally. So were white militias. They carried Confederate flags, harassed minorities.


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Medicare will mail out new Medicare cards that no longer have Social Security numbers on them.

Attention Medicare Recipients

From April 1, 2018, through Dec. 31, 2019, Medicare will mail out new Medicare cards that no longer have Social Security numbers on them. The new card identification number will be a random mix of numbers and letters as a way to protect a cardholder’s identity.

Some things to remember:

• A cardholder’s benefits will stay the same, with no changes to coverage. The only difference is the cardholder’s ID number.

• A cardholder doesn’t have to take any action and does not need to confirm personal information. The card will automatically come in the mail and is ready to use right away.

• The new card does not cost anything, and fees do not apply.

Medicare representatives don’t call you or come to your house. Hang up on anyone who calls you and says there is a fee for the card or that they need to confirm your identity.

For more information, call the PA-Senior Medicare Patrol at 1-800-356-3606. Help is free and confidential.


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Trump Voter needs to watch: 1947 Anti-Facist Video made by the US Military

Folks who don’t recognize Fascism when they hear it need to watch ‘Post-WW2 Anti-Fascist Educational Film ‘Don’t Be a Sucker’, 17 minutes, posted by ‘The Best Film Archives’

Post-WW2 Anti-Fascist Educational Film | Don’t Be a Sucker | 1947

Steve Bannon’s data firm in talks for lucrative White House contracts Cambridge Analytica is backed by Robert Mercer, whose daughter is on the Trump transition team, while Trump’s soon-to-be chief strategist, Steve Bannon, is on the board.

The three tenets of Bannonism
Bannon’s political philosophy boils down to three things that a Western country, and America in particular, needs to be successful: Capitalism, nationalism, and “Judeo-Christian values.” These are all deeply related, and essential.

Voting against Trump is ‘treason to your heritage’ The white nationalist and former KKK grand wizard encouraged his listeners to volunteer for Trump. — KKK Grand Wizard David Duke.

The Heritage Foundation was founded with Koch Brothers money. “I know that men are won over less by the written word than the spoken word, that every great movement on this earth owes its growth to great orators . . . and not to writers.” — Adolph Hitler

Donald Trump’s money originally came from his grandfather Friedrich Trump who ran a whore house and bar in Canada’s subarctic British Columbia. That is the root of the family fortune. Friedrich Trump made a killing in the rough-and-tumble frontier towns of that era, the Arctic’s business model built on food, booze and sex was common. The profit he generated in two years grew into the family fortune that trust fund has supported his grandson’s bid for the U.S. presidency.

Donald Trump’s Father Fred Trump was arrested when anti-Catholic Ku Klux Klansmen attacked police in New York in 1927.

John Oliver –  – Charlottesville

Trump was given the opportunity to disavow them but never did! It took almost 48 hrs to convince Trump to say something about white supremacist violence. That’s not commendable; that’s utterly shameful. Trump never said domestic terrorism. It’s considered breaking news that the president of the United States condemned Nazis. Being presidential is not having to be *convinced* to condemn neo-Nazis and the KKK


Educational CyberPlayGround: Internet Hate Sites and Recruiting Tools on the net.
shared identities, often through nationalism. Primarily the KKK

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Find the origin of Jim Crow and the KKK from Dan Cassidy and the Educational…

K12 Education: Learn and Teach the public how to identify Fake News
Figure and revels in your hatred. Stone hates the “Elites” but

Educational CyberPlayGround: Woody Guthrie – This Land Is Your Land
Just how much Racial Hate he stirred up In the bloodpot of

K12 Education Tea Party: American League Skull and Bones plan for Koch Brothers…
The white nationalist and former KKK grand wizard encouraged

Classroom Music, The State Song: Educational CyberPlayGround
Scottish roots of the KKK 3rd Grade and Up Classroom Music: Why

American Culture Makers, Teach History Through Music and Song.
As collector of the new and hated federal excise tax on whiskey


The Russian money trail leads right through the president’s troubled project in downtown Manhattan. A series of e-mails reveals new details. Felix Sater, managing director of the Bayrock Group, one of the building’s developers, had a hidden sordid past. In 1998, Sater pleaded guilty to participating in a “pump and dump” stock fraud. The maneuver, which was tied to the Mafia, involved laundering money, and eventually defrauded investors of $40 million. Sater’s criminal record, it seemed, did not appear to be a deal breaker for Trump.l

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An anti-hacking law can be used to curtail the use of scraping tools across the Web.

LinkedIn: It’s illegal to scrape our website without permission
A legal scholar calls LinkedIn’s position “hugely problematic.”
Timothy B. Lee – 7/31/2017, 8:00 AM

A small company called hiQ is locked in a high-stakes battle over Web scraping with LinkedIn. It’s a fight that could determine whether an anti-hacking law can be used to curtail the use of scraping tools across the Web.

HiQ scrapes data about thousands of employees from public LinkedIn profiles, then packages the data for sale to employers worried about their employees quitting. LinkedIn, which was acquired by Microsoft last year, sent hiQ a cease-and-desist letter warning that this scraping violated the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the controversial 1986 law that makes computer hacking a crime. HiQ sued, asking courts to rule that its activities did not, in fact, violate the CFAA.

James Grimmelmann, a professor at Cornell Law School, told Ars that the stakes here go well beyond the fate of one little-known company.

“Lots of businesses are built on connecting data from a lot of sources,” Grimmelmann said. He argued that scraping is a key way that companies bootstrap themselves into “having the scale to do something interesting with that data.” If scraping without consent becomes illegal, startups like hiQ will have a harder time getting off the ground.

But the law may be on the side of LinkedIn—especially in Northern California, where the case is being heard. In a 2016 ruling, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which has jurisdiction over California, found that a startup called Power Ventures had violated the CFAA when it continued accessing Facebook’s servers despite a cease-and-desist letter from Facebook.

Some details of that case were different—Power Ventures was sending out private messages with the permission and cooperation of Facebook users, while hiQ is scraping data on public webpages. But experts told Ars that the Power Ventures precedent is likely to be bad news for hiQ because it suggests that continuing to access a site after being asked to stop is enough to trigger the anti-hacking law.

“Hugely problematic”

LinkedIn’s position disturbs Orin Kerr, a legal scholar at George Washington University. “You can’t publish to the world and then say ‘no, you can’t look at it,'” Kerr told Ars.

The CFAA makes it a crime to “access a computer without authorization or exceed authorized access.” Courts have been struggling to figure out what this means ever since Congress passed it more than 30 years ago.

One plausible reading of the law—the one LinkedIn is advocating—is that once a website operator asks you to stop accessing its site, you commit a crime if you don’t comply.

That’s the interpretation suggested by the 2016 Power Ventures decision, which is a binding precedent in California. was a social network that functioned as a social network aggregator. Through the website, users could log into other social networks like Facebook, allowing them to access information from multiple social networks simultaneously.

To expand its user base, Power asked users to provide their Facebook credentials and then—with their permission—sent invitations to their Facebook friends. Facebook, naturally, didn’t appreciate this marketing tactic. They sent Power a cease-and-desist letter and also blocked the IP addresses Power was using to communicate with Facebook’s servers.

Facebook sued, claiming that its cease-and-desist letter made Power’s access unauthorized under the terms of the CFAA. Power disagreed and argued that having permission from Facebook users was good enough—it didn’t need separate approval from Facebook itself.

But the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals sided with Facebook last year.

“Power users arguably gave Power permission to use Facebook’s computers to disseminate messages,” the court wrote. “But Facebook expressly rescinded that permission when Facebook issued its written cease-and-desist letter.” After this point, the court held, “Power knew it no longer had authorization to access Facebook’s computers, but continued to do so anyway.”

That result bothers Kerr.

For example, he said, imagine if CNN sent out letters to reporters at rival news organizations demanding that their reporters not access Under an expansive reading of the law, Kerr told Ars, it would then “become a federal crime to visit a public website.”

Kerr argues sites wanting to limit access to their site should be required to use a technical mechanism like a password to signal that the website is not, in fact, available to the public.

“It’s hugely problematic to let the subjective wishes of the website owner and not their objective action” determine what’s legal, Kerr told Ars.

The Power Ventures case isn’t over. Power Ventures asked the Supreme Court to consider the case in May, and the high court hasn’t decided whether to do so yet. And for now, the Power Ventures precedent only applies within the 9th Circuit, which covers California and other Western states. Unfortunately for hiQ, the LinkedIn dispute is being heard by California federal courts.

Ultimately, Grimmelmann believes, the text of the CFAA doesn’t clearly settle this question. Both Kerr’s view that running a public website implicitly gives the public authorization to access it and LinkedIn’s view that companies can rescind authorization on a case-by-case basis are plausible interpretations of the law.

But both scholars argue there are good reasons to favor the more permissive reading of the law. The LinkedIn interpretation of the law gives big website operators like LinkedIn plenty of power over how their sites are used. They argue the courts should preserve the rights of small companies, watchdog groups, and others to gather information from the Web using scraping tools.

Timothy B. Lee Timothy covers tech policy for Ars, with a particular focus on patent and copyright law, privacy, free speech, and open government. His writing has appeared in Slate, Reason, Wired, and the New York Times.

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FINALLY: Court says health insurance company can be sued for data breach

Court says health insurance company can be sued for data breach

By Lydia Wheeler – 08/01/17 11:55 AM EDT 1

The nation’s second most powerful court ruled Tuesday that a health insurance company’s customers can sue the provider for a 2014 cyberattack in which their personal information was stolen.

A three-judge panel on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a district court’s decision dismissing the class action suit that seven customers brought against CareFirst, which serves 1 million customers in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

The customers attributed the breach to the company’s carelessness and argued that they suffered an increased risk of identity theft as a result. But the lower court said the customers lacked standing because they failed to show a present injury or a likelihood of being injured in the future.

Delivering the opinion of the appeals court on Tuesday, Judge Thomas Griffith said the district court gave the complaint an unduly narrow reading.

“The District Court concluded that the plaintiffs had ‘not demonstrated a sufficiently substantial risk of future harm stemming from the breach to establish standing,’ in part because they had ‘not suggested, let alone demonstrated, how the CareFirst hackers could steal their identities without access to their Social Security or credit card numbers,’” Griffith said.

“But that conclusion rested on an incorrect premise: that the complaint did not allege the theft of Social Security or credit card numbers in the data breach,” he added. “In fact, the complaint did.”

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