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Source: Fox News

Carter page sues DNC for alleged defamation stemming from Steele dossier

Today 14:32 GMT

Former Trump campaign official Carter Page announced on Monday a defamation lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee (DNC) over the salacious dossier that claims he has ties to Russia.

“The slanderous statements made and libelous documents” that were reportedly provided to the media organizations “directly exposed Dr. Page to public hatred, contempt, ridicule and obloquy … and injured him severely in all his occupations, and tended to scandalize both his colleagues and friends,” Page’s lawsuit claims.

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Source: Fox News

Republicans call key Trump dossier figures to Capitol Hill as House probe comes to a head

Today 14:32 GMT

Three key figures connected to the infamous, Democrat-funded anti-Trump dossier are scheduled to testify on Capitol Hill this week, as the House investigation into Justice Department actions during the 2016 campaign comes to a head.

The dossier, which has been at the center of an intense power struggle between congressional Republicans and the FBI, specifically cites the DOJ and FBI’s surveillance of Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, saying the dossier "formed an essential part" of the application to spy on him.

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Source: Washington Post

Political contests erupt as cities and hotel industry struggle to curb Airbnb

Today 14:32 GMT

“The real story over the last year or year and a half seems to be the hotel industry waking up to the fact that Airbnb poses a much bigger threat to their business than they originally imagined,” said Arun Sundararajan, a business professor at New York University.

“We’re encouraged to see places like San Diego, Boston and New York moving forward with regulations holding Airbnb and their counterparts accountable for fostering illegal hotel activity, which is really affecting quality of neighborhoods and housing affordability across the country,” said Troy Flanagan, vice president of the American Hotel and Lodging Association.

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Source: Global News

These are the most popular Halloween costumes of 2018

Today 14:32 GMT

According to search data, Canadians are going to dress up like their favourite celebrities, characters and mystical creatures this Halloween.

Data from eBay found that Canadian searches on the site for Markle-related costumes increased by 300 per cent this year. But people don’t want to just read about Markle, they want to dress like her, too.

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Source: Global News

More than 1 in 5 Canadian companies hit by cyberattack in 2017: StatCan

Today 14:32 GMT

More than one in five Canadian companies say they were hit by a cyberattack last year, with businesses spending $14 billion on cybersecurity as they confront greater risks in the digital world, according to a new Statistics Canada survey.

Titled the Canadian Survey of Cyber Security and Cybercrime and conducted on behalf of Public Safety Canada – were collected between January and April 2018, with a sample size of 12,597 businesses and a response rate of 86 per cent.

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Source: Common Domain

How CIOs Can Master the Art of Talking to the Board

Today 03:21 GMT

Chief information officers are spending more time talking to their corporate boards, a welcome interaction but one that is filled with risk.

She has heard more than one CIO confess that, in effect, “every opportunity to talk to the board is an opportunity to get fired.” Yet this necessary conversation, with the proper understanding and preparation, “can go phenomenally well,” she told an audience at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo.

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Source: Common Domain

‘Mesh’ of Digital Tools Set to Transform Business

Today 03:21 GMT

Autonomous vehicles, blockchain, digital twins and quantum computing are among a handful of strategic technology trends that chief information officers, and the companies whose digital capabilities they oversee, can no longer afford to ignore, says David Cearley, Gartner Inc. distinguished vice president and analyst.

It is not enough to focus on how any one of these tools is being adopted in a specific industry, Mr. Cearley adds, but on how they are working together to create a “digital mesh” of mutually-supporting capabilities poised to transform the way businesses operate across all industries in the years ahead. “We’re seeing a convergence, overlap and interplay between these trends,” he said: “It’s important to look at how they’re coming together.”

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Source: Fox News

Fusion GPS' Glenn Simpson to plead the Fifth on Capitol Hill, lawyer says; other Trump dossier figures called to testify

Today 14:32 GMT

Three key figures connected to the infamous, Democrat-funded anti-Trump dossier have been called to testify on Capitol Hill this week, as the House investigation into Justice Department actions during the 2016 campaign comes to a head.

However, Glenn Simpson, the co-founder of the Fusion GPS research group that commissioned the dossier, will invoke the Fifth Amendment right not to testify when he appears before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, his lawyer, Joshua Levy, announced late Monday.

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Source: Global News

4 in 10 Canadians say price of cannabis will determine if they buy legally: Ipsos poll

Today 14:31 GMT

Four out of 10 Canadians say the price will determine whether they buy their pot legally or on the black market as legalization approaches.

According to the poll, about one in 10 non-using Canadians say they will start using cannabis after legalization, which suggests at least some will buy pot legally, Macey said. A majority of Canadians (84 per cent) say legalization won’t change the amount of cannabis they consume, while another 13 per cent say they will consume more cannabis once it’s legalized.

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Source: Common Domain

The next frontier in investing is ‘quantamental’ stock picking

Today 14:32 GMT

The quantitative analyst and the fundamental stock picker, from different worlds and often working on separate floors, are increasingly putting their heads together to produce better results for investors.

At the same time, fundamental stock pickers are under pressure from low-cost, passive, index-tracking strategies that have capitalized on the inability of the majority of active managers to beat their benchmarks in the long run.

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Source: Common Domain

U.S. Retail Sales Rise Less Than Expected in September

Today 14:32 GMT

Sales at retail stores and restaurants rose a seasonally adjusted 0.1% in September, the Commerce Department said Monday.

Retail sales aren’t adjusted for inflation, and the stronger dollar may have contributed to the lower sales number by pushing down prices of certain imports like clothing, meaning less money in the cash registers of clothing retailers. The WSJ Dollar Index, which measures the U.S. currency against a basket of 16 others, is up about 4% this year.

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Source: Common Domain

The Morning Download: Former U.S. CTO Says Companies Must Raise Floor on Diversity and Inclusion in Tech

Monday 19:07 GMT

On Sunday, the Symposium featured a keynote by Obama-era U.S. CTO Megan Smith, now CEO of shift7, a digital experience agency.

Ms. Smith addressed the possibility of using technology in a more constructive manner, starting with a focus on diversity and inclusion. On Sunday, the Symposium featured a keynote by Obama-era U.S. CTO Megan Smith, now CEO of shift7, a digital experience agency.

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Source: Washington Post

Harvard investigation finds fraudulent data in papers by heart researcher

Today 12:42 GMT

An internal investigation by Harvard Medical School has determined that 31 scientific publications from the laboratory of a high-profile cardiologist contain fraudulent data.

The New England Journal of Medicine has published several papers co-authored by Anversa, including a dogma-challenging 2001 paper that found the heart can regenerate, and a controversial 2011 paper that reported evidence that there were stem cells in the lung similar to those Anversa had found in the heart.

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Source: Common Domain

The good and the bad of Tim Berners-Lee’s new project on data privacy

Monday 19:07 GMT

Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, is trying to figure out how to keep your private information from advertisers’ prying eyes.

It’s a great idea that is necessary in a world where data breaches happen every day — the recent Facebook FB, +0.25% fiasco where 50 million users lost their personal data to hackers (again!) is just the latest example. Individuals certainly need to reclaim ownership of their data from mega corporations that not only abuse their data, but also easily fall prey to hacker attacks.

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Source: Fox News

New details emerge on anti-Trump dossier as House GOP seeks Fusion GPS boss testimony

Saturday 21:50 GMT

House Republicans still want Glenn Simpson, the co-founder of the firm behind the anti-Trump dossier, to comply with their subpoena to appear on Capitol Hill despite his plans to invoke Fifth Amendment protections, a GOP House Judiciary Committee aide told Fox News on Friday.

The tension with the Fusion GPS co-founder comes as new details emerge about just how widely distributed the unverified and politically funded dossier was back in 2016.


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