The Human Hack: How to Fight an Internet Risk Technology Can’t Fix
By Olga Kharif – Bloomberg.com A year ago, James Robinson played a trick on about 600 salespeople at a company where you wouldn’t expect the employees to be easily fooled. Staffers at Websense Inc. got a generic-looking e-mail that encouraged them to click on a link to learn which product they could sell to earn a bigger bonus. The link led to an unfamiliar website that asked for their user names and passwords. “What came back to us was crazy, it was in the 60 to 70 percentile — people were clicking on the link,” said Robinson, security architecture and strategy officer at...Read more...
Pro-Mursi students, police, residents clash at Egyptian university
Reuters Egyptian police fired tear gas on Tuesday at student supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Mursi who were protesting at the university in the Nile Delta town of Mansoura, witnesses said. Four people were hurt in clashes between the students, police and residents that erupted near the Mansoura University campus, according to security sources. Witnesses said the rival groups threw stones at each other. The sound of birdshot fire was also heard but it was not clear from which side it came. Hundreds of students in different universities in Egypt have staged protests for weeks against the army and in support of Mursi. Most...Read more...
China vows ‘decisive’ role for markets, results by 2020
Reuters - BY JASON SUBLER AND KEVIN YAO China’s ruling party pledged to let markets play a “decisive” role in allocating resources as it unveiled a reform agenda for the next decade on Tuesday, looking to overhaul the world’s second-largest economy to drive future growth. China aims to achieve “decisive results” in its reform push by 2020, with economic changes a central focus of overall reforms, the ruling Communist Party said in a communiqué released by state media at the end of a four-day closed-door meeting of the party’s 205-member Central Committee. “The core issue is to straighten out the relationship between government and the...Read more...
Issa subpoenas Obama’s tech chief
The Hill – Rebecca Shabad Darrell Issa has subpoenaed the Obama administration’s Chief Technology Officer Todd Park to testify before his committee next Wednesday on the ObamaCare rollout. “Given your continued unwillingness to appear voluntarily next week, I am left with no choice but to compel your appearance. Please find attached to this letter a subpoena for your testimony before the Committee next Wednesday, November 13, 2013,” Issa wrote in a letter to Park late Friday evening. Issa serves as chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform committee, which organized this hearing on the HealthCare.gov issues. He threatened to subpoena Park on...Read more...
$1.1T: CMS Sets Record for Annual Spending by a Federal Agency
(CNSNews.com) – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which runs the federal government’s major health-care programs as well as the Obamacare insurance exchange, spent $1,113,178,000,000 in fiscal 2013, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement for September, which was released last week. That sets a record for the most money ever spent by a federal agency or department in a single year. It also means CMS spent more in inflation-adjusted dollars than the entire federal government spent in 1965, when President Lyndon Johnson signed the legislation creating the Medicaid and Medicare programs. In 1965, the entire federal government spent $118,228,000,000 in 1965 dollars,...Read more...