Monday, October 16, 2017

Follow-up story: The drug industry’s triumph over the DEA

The drug industry’s triumph over the DEA
President Trump declines to express confidence in drug czar nominee in wake of Post/‘60 Minutes’ probe
See also: Tale of the Swamp: an ex-DEA agent contends the opioid crisis fueled by drug companies and Congress (this is what President Trump was talking about on the stump)
President Trump Tweets: Pennsylvania Representative Tom Marino has withdrawn his name for Drug Czar
Trump's Dug Czar pick was scapegoated for what was really a bipartisan failure

Don't tell your parents about the Samsung Connect Tag

Don't tell your parents about the Samsung Connect Tag

Qualcomm successfully tests first 5G chip

Qualcomm successfully tests first 5G chip. The company claims it could lead to 22 million jobs and $12.3 trillion in good sand services.

Serious flaw in WPA2 protocol lets attackers intercept passwords and much more

UPDATE YOUR TECH: Serious flaw in WPA2 protocol lets attackers intercept passwords and much more
It appears that everything is vulnerable to KRACK

The World Once Laughed at North Korean Cyberpower. No More.

The World Once Laughed at North Korean Cyberpower. No More.

Iran Deal: Decertification and Congress

Iran Deal:
Trump's Executive Actions May Mean More Headaches For Struggling Congress
EU Vows to Save Iran Deal, Fears for North Korea Mediation
Experts warn that not recertifying the Iran Deal is a mistake
Trump officials thread needle on why US is disavowing Iran Deal
Related overview: Get up to speed on the Iran Deal with The Dummies' Guide to the Iran Nuclear Deal

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Ouch: Drone hits commercial airliner in Canada, no injuries

Ouch: Drone hits commercial airliner in Canada, no injuries

Election tally shows Austria turning right

Election tally shows Austria turning right
Sebastian Kurz will be Europe's youngest leader

Success sometimes comes later: Meet a convicted felon who became a Georgetown law professor

Success sometimes comes later: Meet a convicted felon who became a Georgetown law professor

Tale of the Swamp: an ex-DEA agent contends the opioid crisis fueled by drug companies and Congress

Tale of the Swamp: an ex-DEA agent contends the opioid crisis fueled by drug companies and Congress (this is what President Trump was talking about on the stump)

Meet the social media expert who propelled the Trump campaign to victory

Meet the social media expert who propelled the Trump campaign to victory

President Trump Changes the ACA: What you need to know and how it will affect insurers, citizens, and politicians

Overview:
Analysis: What you need to know about Trump’s changes to the health law (PBS)
Key Questions about what President Trump did with his order on healthcare (Boston.com) 
President Trump boasts of ending healthcare subsidies and sending insurance stocks plunging; others not so pleased (LA Times) 
White House Statement:
President Trump's official press release from the White House
Responses:
Congress:
Chaos Comes to Health Care. No Labels Calls Says Only Congress Can Find the Answer (Business Insider)
Public Polling related to President Trump's changes (VOX)
Cost-sharing reduction payments: What are the subsidies Trump cut? (Fox News)
Citizens:
Trump Killing Insurance Subsidies Spikes Covered California Premiums 25% (Breitbart)
President Trump Wants To End Obamacare But Will His Health Plan Hit Core Supporters The Hardest? (Newsweek)
How will President Trump slashing Obamacare subsidies affect you? (MarketWatch)