Frank Bajak and Adam Geller, Associated Press Updated 8:06 am CDT, Saturday, September 1, 2018 This combination of 2017-2018 photos shows from left, a Facebook posting from a group named "Being Patriotic" attributed to Russian agents by the U.S. House Intelligence Committee, Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri whose campaign was targeted by Russian hackers and voting machines in Chicago after hackers found a way into the voter registration database at the Illinois State Board of Elections in mid-2016. less This combination of 2017-2018 photos shows from left, a Facebook posting from a group named "Being Patriotic" attributed to Russian agents by the U.S. House Intelligence Committee, Democratic Sen. Claire ... more Photo: Jon Elswick, Jeff Roberson, Kiichiro Sato, AP This image shows a portion of a Nov. 1, 2016 warning email that electronic pollbook vendor VR Systems sent to customers about … [Read more...] about As elections approach, what is the risk of Russian meddling?
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Ankle monitors are trending these days: Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and former Donald Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort are under the electronic tether, and last month, in the wake of outrage over immigration officials separating families at the border, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement began monitoring migrant parents electronically rather than keeping them incarcerated in detention centers. More than 35,000 immigrants have been assigned an ankle monitor GPS unit. WIRED OPINION ABOUT James Kilgore (@waazn1), the author of the book Understanding Mass Incarceration and a 2017 Soros Justice Fellow, leads the Challenging E-Carceration Project. Emmett Sanders (@EmmettSanders75), a researcher on the Challenging E-Carceration project, is co-author of the guide "Mapping Your Future: A Guide to Successful Re-entry." They have both been on electronic monitors. They have plenty of company. According to research by the Pew Charitable Trusts, law enforcement’s use of electronic … [Read more...] about Ankle Monitors Aren’t Humane. They’re Another Kind of Jail
LOS FRESNOS, Texas—The first day after they were caught hiding in tall grass near the Rio Grande river, before they were separated, the Honduran father and his seven-year-old son were detained in an air-conditioned Border Patrol station. After a night in the thick heat of borderlands summer, the boy was shivering, and he asked his father insistently to hold him to keep him warm. That was what the father, Mauricio Posadas Andrade, recalled in the days after border officers pried his son away from him on June 12, and after he was confined with dozens of other migrant parents in a detention center near Brownsville. For ten days he had no communication with his namesake son, Mauricio, and no idea where he was. Seized with insomnia, Posadas imagined that the boy had been taken back to the Border Patrol “icebox” and was freezing there without him.Story Continued Below The relief was powerful 10 days later when he was summoned by a guard to a phone and heard his son’s … [Read more...] about ‘They Reached In and Tore Out a Piece of my Heart’
RIVERWOODS, Ill. & DEKALB, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 23, 2018--Discover Financial Services and Northern Illinois University are announcing the launch of an exciting program that will provide tech-savvy students with opportunities right in the heart of the university’s campus to help research and develop new technologies for the company.The initiative, dubbed the Discover Campus Innovator Program, will kick off this coming fall in a newly renovated, 5,900-square-foot area of “71 North,” the university’s collaborative space for innovation centrally located on campus in the bottom level of Founders Memorial Library. Discover and NIU have entered into an agreement, whereby the company will lease and renovate the space.Students selected for the Discover Campus Innovator Program will be paid to work on and help develop new Discover technologies in the areas of mobile-software development, web-application coding, and person-to-person payment systems. They also … [Read more...] about Discover Financial Services to Launch Innovation Program This Coming Fall at Northern Illinois University
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 30, 2018--McKesson Corporation (NYSE: MCK) today announced that its Board of Directors has elected Brad Lerman as a new independent director, effective April 24, 2018. With the election of Mr. Lerman, the size of McKesson’s Board of Directors increases from eight to nine members, eight of whom are independent.“With more than 25 years of experience bringing insights that bridge compliance and government relations with corporate strategy, Brad will be an immediate asset to McKesson’s Board of Directors,” said John H. Hammergren, chairman and chief executive officer, McKesson. “His deep understanding of the healthcare industry and experience in the public and private sectors bring valuable insights to our Board. We have an ongoing commitment to regularly refreshing and strengthening our Board, and Brad is a perfect match for the background we were seeking in this search process.”“McKesson is a renowned industry … [Read more...] about McKesson Board of Directors Elects Brad Lerman as New Independent Director