Antonia Noori Farzan, The Washington Post Published 4:53 am PST, Thursday, January 31, 2019 The University of Farmington, a Michigan-based school, was actually a fake school aimed at ensnaring foreign nationals who had initially come to the United States on student visas and set up by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. Its website has been taken down and replaced with the above message. less The University of Farmington, a Michigan-based school, was actually a fake school aimed at ensnaring foreign nationals who had initially come to the United States on student visas and set up by U.S. Immigration ... more Photo: Screengrab, Universityoffarmington.edu Photo: Screengrab, Universityoffarmington.edu Image 1 of / 27 Caption Close Image 1 of 27 The University of … [Read more...] about ICE set up a fake university. Hundreds enrolled, not realizing it was a sting operation.
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Facebook is hoping it won't be caught off-guard for future elections, like the company has admitted it was after the platform was abused during the 2016 US presidential election. So the social network said Wednesday it's setting up a physical and digital war room at its headquarters in Menlo Park, California, to monitor what's going on with upcoming elections in Brazil and the US. The teams involved in the war room effort will be from several different parts of the company, including engineering, threat intelligence, data science, and legal, Facebook said during a conference call with reporters. There will be more than 300 people on the team, but only about 20 people will be in the room itself, Facebook told the New York Times. "It's going to serve as a command center," Samidh Chakrabarti, director of product management for Facebook's elections and civic engagement efforts, said during the call. "So we can make real-time decisions if needed." Silicon Valley's tech giants are still in … [Read more...] about Facebook sets up a ‘war room’ ahead of Brazil and US elections
NEW YORK — Amid renewed news media attention focusing on the infamous brief meeting at Trump Tower on June 9, 2016 between individuals tied to Russia, Donald Trump Jr. and other campaign officials, it is instructive to review the largely unreported details surrounding the get-together that point to the increasing likelihood of the confab being set up as a dirty trick against Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Below, in no particular order, are five key details drawn from Breitbart News investigative reporting that raise immediate questions about the possibility of anti-Trump shady business at play in arranging the infamous meeting.1 – Rob Goldstone, the English publicist and music manager, admitted that when he wrote Donald Trump Jr. to set up the meeting with a Russian attorney at Trump Tower he used deliberately hyperbolic language to ensure that the meeting took place. In testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee reviewed in full by Breitbart News, Goldstone … [Read more...] about Five Clues Don Jr.’s Trump Tower Meeting Was Set Up as Dem Dirty Trick
Worried that your Twitter account isn't safe with a password alone? Now you can lock it up with a physical security key.On Tuesday, Twitter announced that it supports security keys as a form of login verification.A security key is a physical device that can be plugged into your computer or use NFC to communicate with your phone. Once connected it acts as an additional layer of authentication for logins that require extra security. Unless someone has access to the physical key, they won't be able to get into your account.Other platforms, like Facebook and Firefox, also support security keys. Now that Twitter supports the tech, you can keep your account extra secure.To set up a security key with your account, you can follow Twitter's step-by-step instructions. … [Read more...] about You can now lock up your Twitter login with a security key
Ever since she took over as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley’s personal Twitter account has been an object of fascination for the diplomatic set. On the @nikkihaley handle, the rising Republican star posts pictures of her dearest friends and showers love on her dog, Bentley. But she also denounces Russian actions in Syria and chides U.N. nations for voting against the United States. Story Continued Below And then there are the many music recommendations. “It’s a Journey kind of morning. @JourneyOfficial #DontStopBelievin #LifeIsBetterWithMusic,” Haley wrote Thursday. eye-rolling among U.N. diplomats. But analysts and former U.S. officials say Haley’s Twitter account — which she has used for nearly a decade — is indicative of another problem: Some U.S. diplomats are flouting State Department rules barring the use of personal social media accounts to make official statements. Those rules were devised in part so that the … [Read more...] about Nikki Haley’s Twitter account raises protocol concerns