Faults in FBI surveillance applications went beyond Page, watchdog finds

Washington — The Justice Department’s internal watchdog found widespread problems with surveillance applications submitted by the FBI to the government’s national security court, indicating issues with the bureau’s FISA warrants extended beyond those targeting former Trump campaign aide Carter Page. The deficiencies, drawn from surveillance applications between October 2014 and September 2019, a period which…

How to apply for a small business stimulus loan

The $2 trillion economic rescue package officially known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security, or CARES, Act includes help for small businesses that have been hit by the coronavirus pandemic.  Signed into law by President Trump on Friday, the package authorizes the Small Business Administration to offer 100% guarantees for up to $349…

Stocks suffer their worst quarter since 2008

Wall Street suffered its worst quarterly performance since the financial crisis. Investors are fearful of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic as it wreaks havoc on U.S. businesses, causing sales to plummet and big and small companies alike to lay off millions of workers.  The S&P 500-stock index lost 19.7% of its value in the first…

Lawsuit: Zoom illegally sold users’ personal data

Zoom Video Communications is facing increased scrutiny over customer privacy this month as New York’s top prosecutor is probing the suddenly popular teleconferencing company’s security practices during the coronavirus work-from-home movement . Zoom also is being sued in California for allegedly giving users’ personal data to outside companies including Facebook without fully informing customers that’s…

Marriott reveals second big data breach in two years

Marriott said Tuesday that hotel guests’ names, loyalty account information and other personal details may have been accessed in the second major data breach to hit the company in less than two years. Approximately 5.2 million guests worldwide may have been affected, the company said. The information taken may have included names, addresses, phone numbers,…

5/10/17: Red and Blue

Coronavirus Updates Coronavirus Task Force Texas Abortion Ban NYC Paramedics Overwhelmed Stimulus Checks Unlivable Wage Documentary Remembering Maria Mercader News US World Politics Entertainment Health MoneyWatch Technology Science Crime Sports Navy captain pleads for help as virus sweeps through aircraft carrier Pelosi looks ahead to “phase 4” coronavirus relief package Lawsuit: Zoom illegally sold users’…

4/12/17: Red and Blue

Coronavirus Updates Coronavirus Task Force Texas Abortion Ban NYC Paramedics Overwhelmed Stimulus Checks Unlivable Wage Documentary Remembering Maria Mercader News US World Politics Entertainment Health MoneyWatch Technology Science Crime Sports Navy captain pleads for help as virus sweeps through aircraft carrier Pelosi looks ahead to “phase 4” coronavirus relief package Lawsuit: Zoom illegally sold users’…

4/11/17: Red and Blue

Coronavirus Updates Coronavirus Task Force Texas Abortion Ban NYC Paramedics Overwhelmed Stimulus Checks Unlivable Wage Documentary Remembering Maria Mercader News US World Politics Entertainment Health MoneyWatch Technology Science Crime Sports Navy captain pleads for help as virus sweeps through aircraft carrier Pelosi looks ahead to “phase 4” coronavirus relief package Lawsuit: Zoom illegally sold users’…