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Trump’s lawyers — yes, including Rudy Giuliani — have …

Trump’s lawyers — yes, including Rudy Giuliani — have …

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Get the Think newsletter.SUBSCRIBEFeb. 9, 2019, 9:29 AM GMTBy Suzanne Garment, author of “Scandal: The Culture of Mistrust in American Politics”Here’s the problem with being a defense lawyer: It’s hard — not impossible, but hard — to be better than your client.It now looks like Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani is again out on his accustomed limb. A recent BuzzFeed story alleged that President Donald Trump directed his fixer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about when negotiations for a Moscow Trump tower ended. Giuliani leaped to the president's defense, claiming he was “100 percent certain” that Trump hadn’t told Cohen to lie.SIGN UP FOR THE THINK WEEKLY NEWSLETTER HEREOn the other hand, according to the timeline that Giuliani has variously presented in numerous TV intervie
Chrome OS 72 rolling out w/ Android 9 Pie for more devices,…

Chrome OS 72 rolling out w/ Android 9 Pie for more devices,…

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Following last year’s Google Material Theme and complete launcher redesign aimed at tablets and other touchscreen devices, Chrome OS 72 is rolling out today. This big release brings Android 9 Pie to more Chromebooks and features a handful of other notable changes to Assistant, Cast, and PiP. Announced at I/O 2018, the instance of Android used by Chrome OS for apps and the Play Store is now based on Pie. An upgrade from Nougat, Google skipped Oreo entirely and added some major changes in the process. Google Assistant is now natively integrated into Chrome OS. This latest version first launched on the Pixel Slate is now expanding to other devices like the Pixelbook. Instead of a phone-sized panel in the bottom-left corner, it is now centered on the screen and similar to the new se
NYPD Says Waze Ruins Checkpoints, But Google Lawyers Won’t …

NYPD Says Waze Ruins Checkpoints, But Google Lawyers Won’t …

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The Waze and Google Maps apps are displayed on a smartphone. (Credit: Hoch Zwei/Corbis via Getty Images)Getty In the past few years, US law enforcement agencies have voiced several concerns about Waze, the popular Google-owned navigation app that uses input from drivers to map traffic, road hazards, and police activity. This week, the New York Police Department reportedly upped the ante with a letter to Waze, arguing that users are creating a public danger, and potentially breaking the law, by helping other drivers avoid checkpoints. CBS New York reported Wednesday that the NYPD sent a letter to Waze asking the platform to disable its police-tracking feature, particularly with regard to protecting DWI checkpoints. According to the report, the letter stated, I
Aspen mayoral candidates offer ideas on transportation

Aspen mayoral candidates offer ideas on transportation

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The Aspen Times has asked Aspen mayoral candidates to answer five questions about who they are and what their positions are on various issues facing the community.We are publishing one question and their answers from the candidates each day this week, Monday through Friday. We published answers to the same question from the four Aspen City Council candidates last week.Today is the fourth question about Aspen's traffic problems.Question 4: Does Aspen have a traffic problem? If yes, what's your solution? If no, why do you believe that?Ann MullinsYes, we all see the congestion at certain times of the day and sometimes all day.Recommended Stories For YouThis congestion will not be solved by adding more lanes that will only bring more cars, and the congestion is a reflection of the vitality ...
How to Find Websites That Won’t Give Out Your Private Infor…

How to Find Websites That Won’t Give Out Your Private Infor…

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These days, our private information is up for grabs and going to the highest bidders. Collectors are targeting us with advertisements in our inboxes and social media accounts. Worse, websites like Facebook clearly affect lives on and off our computers and phones (about that 2016 election..).But if you’re tired of getting ads for home insurance or meal kits and having your information used against you, this platform will help you find “privacy-conscious” websites—so you can worry a little less about whose collecting your data.What Are Your Best Data Privacy Tricks?The last few weeks have been huge for data privacy—thanks to companies like Facebook and Grindr for …Read more Read Here to save you from your privacy nightmares, Switching Social offers alternatives to websites like Google,
NEW: CDOT closes eastbound I-70 in Glenwood Canyon again af…

NEW: CDOT closes eastbound I-70 in Glenwood Canyon again af…

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The eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon are temporarily closed again in preparation for the staging of a crane to assist with clean up and rockfall mitigation after an early morning rockslide closed the highway just west of Grizzly Creek.Eastbound lanes will be open again when crane is in place and initial mitigation is complete, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.CDOT officials said they hope to have one lane westbound open by tonight. There is no estimate on a time for a full reopening of I-70, and intermittent closures may occur as rockfall mitigation continues, CDOT advises.“Unfortunately, for westbound travel that side of the highway is going to remain closed while the crane positioned and do more rock scaling,” CDOT spokeswoman Tracy Trulove sai
Where Is Entrepreneurship Headed?

Where Is Entrepreneurship Headed?

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Do a google search on the future of entrepreneurship and 129 million results show up. There seems to be a common theme to many of the articles, and the one by the Kauffman Foundation, seems to be a good summary. In essence, most are doing evolutionary forecasting and extending current trends, which seem to be pointing in three directions. The first is on the number of ventures started and the impact of demographics. Although many lament about declining interest in entrepreneurship as evidenced by an occasional fall in the number of new ventures, my previous observation was that entrepreneurs are not fools – they launch ventures when there are more opportunities. And there are more opportunities when high-potential industries, such as the Internet, are emerging. The second direction is
John Bolton is living his dream – POLITICO

John Bolton is living his dream – POLITICO

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In mid-January, President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, took a call from the boss. “Did you see the tweet?” the president asked Bolton. A few minutes earlier, Trump had casually threatened to “devastate Turkey economically” should it defy his warnings not to attack Kurdish fighters in Syria allied with the United States. Bolton saw the tweet before taking the call, though he didn’t know it was coming. Normally a threat against a NATO ally by an American president would rattle any top White House aide. But for Bolton it meant vindication. He had just returned from a tumultuous trip to Turkey, during which he stood accused of losing Turkish cooperation against ISIS and undermining Trump’s plans for a troop withdrawal from Syria. So
New WhatsApp Feature, Facebook Q4 Earnings And Research App…

New WhatsApp Feature, Facebook Q4 Earnings And Research App…

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Social media icons / Photo Credit: GettyGetty Update: 11:52PM ET - Added details about the ability to lock WhatsApp for iOS with Touch ID or Face ID to this article “Social Media Roundup” is a weekly roundup of news pertaining to all of your favorite websites and applications used for social networking. Published on Sundays, “Social Media Roundup” will help you stay up-to-date on all the important social media news you need to know. Facebook Fourth Quarter Results This past week, Facebook reported its fourth quarter results and it blew past analyst expectations. In fact, Facebook brought in a record profit during the fourth quarter. Facebook's slide for revenueFacebook Facebook’s revenue for the quarter was $16.9 billion, which wa