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Kushner Omitted Meeting With Russians on Security Clearance Forms

Friday 7th of April 2017 08:40:39 PM

When Jared Kushner sought the top-secret security clearance that would give him access to some of the nation’s most closely guarded secrets, he was required to disclose all encounters with foreign government officials over the last seven years. He did not mention dozens of contacts with foreign leaders or officials in recent months. They include a December meeting with the Russian ambassador, Sergey I. Kislyak, and one with the head of a Russian state-owned bank, Vnesheconombank, arranged at Mr. Kislyak’s behest. (NYT)

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Neil Gorsuch Confirmed by Senate as Supreme Court Justice

Friday 7th of April 2017 08:27:39 PM

Judge Neil M. Gorsuch was confirmed by the Senate on Friday to become the 113th justice of the Supreme Court, capping a political brawl that lasted for more than a year and tested constitutional norms inside the Capitol’s fraying upper chamber.(NYT)

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Twitter wins battle against the US government

Friday 7th of April 2017 08:25:34 PM

The legal battle between Twitter and the U.S. government ended Friday as the Department of Homeland Security withdrew its demand that the tech company release information to identify an account holder whose tweets have been critical of President Trump. (WP)

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House Freedom Caucus may support GOP healthcare bill

Friday 7th of April 2017 08:22:12 PM

The majority of House Freedom Caucus members will vote for a Republican healthcare bill if changes offered by the White House are included in the legislation, the head of the conservative group of House Republicans said on Thursday. (Reuters)

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Russia Suspends Cooperation With U.S. in Syria After Missile Strikes

Friday 7th of April 2017 08:19:32 PM

Russia on Friday froze a critical agreement on military cooperation with the United States in Syria after an American military strike, warning that the operation would further corrode already dismal relations between Moscow and Washington. (NYT)

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Ajit Pai reportedly outlines plans to roll back net neutrality rules

Friday 7th of April 2017 08:17:40 PM

FCC chairman Ajit Pai has briefed telecom trade associations on his plans to scale back net neutrality rules. Pai’s plans will apparently maintain the basic concept of net neutrality, but will move the enforcement of the rules back to the Federal Trade Commission, rather than the FCC. The new rules would supposedly see telecom companies voluntarily pledging to follow the principles of net neutrality, providing equal access to all traffic, with offenders receiving some form of punishment for unfair practices from the FTC. (The Verge)

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Trump unleashes military strikes against Assad airbase in Syria

Friday 7th of April 2017 01:44:10 AM

The U.S. military launched cruise missile strikes ordered by President Donald Trump against a Syrian airbase controlled by President Bashar al-Assad’s forces in response to a deadly chemical attack in a rebel-held area, a U.S. official said on Thursday. (Reuters)

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GOP triggers nuclear option, gutting filibuster in Gorsuch fight

Thursday 6th of April 2017 04:46:19 PM

Senate Republicans on Thursday voted to strip Democrats of the power to filibuster President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, invoking the so-called nuclear option. Senators voted 52-48 along party lines to change the Senate’s precedent, lowering the threshold for advancing Neil Gorsuch from 60 votes to a simple majority.
(The Hill)

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Democrats block Gorsuch consideration, paving way for Senate rules change

Thursday 6th of April 2017 04:11:05 PM

Democrats successfully blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court from advancing in the U.S. Senate on Thursday, sparking a bitter clash with Republicans over how the chamber confirms high court nominees. (WP)

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Nunes replacement Conaway compares Russian hacking to Mexican singers campaigning for Clinton

Thursday 6th of April 2017 02:31:27 PM

Mike Conaway is replacing Devine Nune to head an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, including interactions between Moscow and the Trump campaign. Conaway has compared the use of Mexican entertainers to energize Democratic voters to the email hacking that officials say was orchestrated by Vladimir Putin’s government. (Dallas News)

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Nunes under investigation by the House Ethics Committee

Thursday 6th of April 2017 02:24:14 PM

House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes is now himself under investigation by the House Ethics Committee. The panel is looking into claims that the Republican disclosed classified intelligence. Mr Nunes called the charges “entirely false” and “politically motivated”. (BBC)

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Nunes steps aside from Russia probe

Thursday 6th of April 2017 02:02:28 PM

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) will temporarily step aside from an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, including interactions between Moscow and the Trump campaign. The probe will be taken over by Reps. Michael Conaway (R-Texas), Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) and Tom Rooney (R-Fla.). (Via Politico)

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Obamacare repeal goes back to grave, as Pence fails

Thursday 6th of April 2017 12:24:56 PM

Hopes of reviving the Republicans’ failed healthcare plan surged briefly on Tuesday when the vice-president, Mike Pence, came to Capitol Hill in an attempt to forge a new compromise that could somehow pass the House of Representatives. But the late night talks between Pence and members of competing factions of the House Republican caucus stalled and no deal was reached. A hoped-for repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, returned to the grave and recriminations began anew on Capitol Hill. (The Guardian)

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Trump’s wall will cost Americans, benefit Mexican companies

Thursday 6th of April 2017 10:37:50 AM

“We will follow two simple rules: BUY AMERICAN & HIRE AMERICAN!” he tweeted 55 minutes after taking the oath of office on Inauguration Day. In the first big test of that pledge, here’s the reality: The Trump administration has opened the doors for firms from Mexico, El Salvador and other free-trade treaty countries to supply big-ticket items for the wall, the barrier along the United States’ southern border that Trump made a centerpiece of his campaign. The wall is expected to cost Americans over $21 billion in form of various cuts made to agencies that protect Americans. (via ProPublica)

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Schwarzenegger: Trump is robbing kids to balance the budget

Thursday 6th of April 2017 12:29:03 AM

“That’s not how you make America great, by taking $1.2 billion from the children and robbing them blind,” Arnold Schwarzenegger said in front of hundreds of program leaders at the National After-School Summit at the University of Southern California’s Schwarzenegger Institute. Schwarzenegger on Wednesday challenged President Donald Trump’s proposed $1.2 billion in cuts to after-school programs, arguing that the president is attempting to “balance the budget on the backs” of America’s vulnerable low-income children. (Politico)

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Trump Lawyer Confirms President Can Pull Money From His Businesses Whenever He Wants

Thursday 6th of April 2017 12:17:50 AM

In an interview with ProPublica, Trump Organization attorney Alan Garten confirmed that President Trump can withdraw profits and underlying assets from his trust at any time. He also said the president has been able to withdraw money since Trump took office on Jan. 20. That language was not included in a Jan. 26 summary of the trust — what’s known as a trust certification — but was included in a Feb. 10 version of the document. (Pro Publica)

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Senate panel approves Trump’s Air Force secretary pick

Wednesday 5th of April 2017 09:12:45 PM

The Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday approved former New Mexico Rep. Heather Wilson (R) to serve as secretary of the Air Force. Senators voted 22-5 following an executive session to approve Wilson to serve as the top civilian official in the Air Force, sending her nomination to the full Senate. Wilson is expected to easily win confirmation after senators questioned her last week on ethics issues related to her time as a defense industry consultant with a Lockheed Martin subsidiary. (The Hill)

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McCain rips Trump administration over Syria policy

Wednesday 5th of April 2017 07:32:29 PM

Sen. John McCain said Tuesday the Trump administration’s decision to no longer prioritize ending the Syrian civil war is “another disgraceful chapter in American history.” “(Syrian President) Bashar Assad and his friends, the Russians, take note of what Americans say,” the Arizona Republican told CNN’s Alisyn Camerota on “New Day.” “I’m sure they took note of what our Secretary of State (Rex Tillerson) said just the other day that the Syrian people would be determining their own future themselves — one of the more incredible statements I’ve ever heard.” (CNN)

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Rubio: It’s no coincidence that Syria gas attack happened after ‘concerning’ Tillerson comments

Wednesday 5th of April 2017 07:29:21 PM

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio said Wednesday that he doesn’t think it’s a coincidence that a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria occurred shortly after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson suggested Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad could remain in power. (CNN)

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Steven Bannon removed from National Security Council

Wednesday 5th of April 2017 04:25:57 PM

President Donald Trump reorganized his National Security Council on Wednesday, removing his chief strategist, Stephen Bannon, and downgrading the role of his Homeland Security Adviser, Tom Bossert, according to a person familiar with the decision and a regulatory filing. (Washington Post) (Bloomberg)

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Containers News

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    As the program manager of the Kubernetes community at Google, Sarah Novotny has years of experience in open source communities including MySQL and NGINX. Sarah sat down with me at CloudNativeCon in Berlin at the end of March to discuss both the Kubernetes community and open source communities more broadly. Among the topics we covered in the podcast were the challenges inherent in shifting from a company-led project to a community-led one, principles that can lead to more successful communities, and how to structure decision-making.
  • How Microsoft helped Docker with LinuxKit and Moby Project [Ed: Microsoft 'helped'... embrace, extend, coerce; haven't Docker employees learned from history?]
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    On April 18, Docker founder Solomon Hykes made a big announcement via a pull request in the main Docker repo: "Docker is transitioning all of its open source collaborations to the Moby project going forward." The docker/docker repo now redirects to moby/moby, and Solomon's pull request updates the README and logo for the project to match. Reaction from the Docker community has been overwhelmingly negative. As of this writing, the Moby pull request has garnered 7 upvotes and 110 downvotes on GitHub. The Docker community is understandably frustrated by this opaque announcement of a fait accompli, an important decision that a hidden inner circle made behind closed doors. It's a textbook case of "Why wasn't I consulted?"

Ubuntu 17.04: Unity's swan song?

For the most part, not much has changed on Ubuntu's Desktop edition in the past year. Unity 7 has more or less remained the same while work was progressing on the next version of the desktop, Unity 8. However, now that both desktops are being retired in favour of the GNOME desktop, running Ubuntu 17.04 feels a bit strange. This week I was running software that has probably reached the end of its life and this version of Ubuntu will only be supported for nine months. I could probably get the same desktop experience and most of the same hardware support running Ubuntu 16.04 and get security updates through to 2021 in the bargain. In short, I don't think Ubuntu 17.04 offers users anything significant over last year's 16.04 LTS release and it will be retired sooner. That being said, I could not help but be a little wistful about using Unity 7 again. Even though it has been about a year since I last used Unity, I quickly fell back into the routine and I was once more reminded how pleasant it can be to use Unity. The desktop is geared almost perfectly to my workflow and the controls are set up in a way that reduces my mouse usage to almost nothing. I find Unity a very comfortable desktop to use, especially when application menus have been moved from the top panel to inside their own windows. While there are some projects trying to carry on development of Unity, this release of Ubuntu feels like Unity's swan song and I have greatly enjoyed using the desktop this week. While there is not much new in Ubuntu 17.04, the release is pretty solid. Apart from the confusion that may arise from having three different package managers, I found Ubuntu to be capable, fairly newcomer friendly and stable. Everything worked well for me, at least on physical hardware. Unity is a bit slow to use in a virtual machine, but the distribution worked smoothly on my desktop computer. Read more

FOSS in European Public Services

  • France: How a high school association finally obtained a source code
    In October 2016, the association Droit des Lycéens, which represents French high school students and helps them assert their rights, finally obtained the source code of an algorithm that influences students’ choice of university after the Baccalauréat exam. This puts an end to a conflict lasting more than seven months between the association and the Ministry of Education, which until then had refused to publish the source code of its tool. The opening of algorithms and calculators is a flagship measure in the French law for a digital republic that was passed in 2016. Since then, France has started to publish some source codes, such as the personal tax calculator in April 2016. This may have created a precedent for the present case, according to the association. The algorithm in question forms the core of the APB (Admission Post-Bac) online platform, which is used by all students in France. It allows them to enter their preferences in terms of universities and syllabus, and helps match applicants to available places. But Droit des Lycéens believes that the calculation method has been kept secret by the Ministry, and lacks transparency.
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