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Source: New York Times

4 Free Apps That Can Earn You Extra Cash

Today 03:19 GMT

There are quite a few apps designed to help you earn some extra dough, either in the form of gift cards or standard cold, hard cash.

“Some types of data these apps can collect about you include websites visited, real-time location, online purchases, other apps you use, your entire contact list and search queries,” he said. Watch out for apps that collect background data — you can find that information in the app’s privacy policy when you sign up.

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Source: The Week

Trump's anti-immigrant enforcers want to team up with Trump's spies. Watch out.

Saturday 11:47 GMT

Immigration and Customs Enforcement is reportedly trying to join the network of federal departments that can access warrantless surveillance information gathered by the spies at the National Security Agency.

In Donald Trump, the duo has a simpatico president, which is why they have renewed their quest to join the spy community. The NSA employs tools of mass surveillance that, in theory, it is supposed to use only on foreigners outside the country.

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Source: New York Times

YouTube Comment Seen as Early Warning in Shooting Left Little for F.B.I. to Investigate

Saturday 02:26 GMT

If the bureau missed an opportunity to prevent the shooting, it could find itself in the cross hairs of Congress, which has criticized the F.B.I. for failing to stop the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the 2009 mass shooting at Fort Hood in Texas.

In the Texas attack, the shooter was known to the F.B.I., as was one of the brothers who carried out the Boston bombing.

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Source: NBC News

Trump aides are asked if they are vulnerable to blackmail

Friday 20:02 GMT

Top White House officials seeking security clearances are asked to disclose whether anything in their backgrounds — or those of family members — could pose a conflict of interest, be a source of embarrassment or be used to blackmail them, according to an excerpt of a questionnaire obtained by NBC News.

Legal experts say that the allegations of domestic violence against former White House staff secretary Rob Porter would have almost certainly qualified as a source of embarrassment and possible blackmail, and therefore would have posed an impediment to him being granted a full clearance.

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Source: Times

FBI Admits It Failed to Investigate Tip About Alleged Florida School Shooter

Saturday 23:41 GMT

The FBI admitted Friday that it received a detailed tip about accused Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz in January, but failed to follow up and investigate.

In a statement, the FBI said that a person close to Cruz, who has allegedly confessed to killing 17 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., called the FBI tip line with concerns on Jan. 5. The caller gave the FBI information on Cruz’s “gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behavior, and disturbing social media posts, as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting.”

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Source: NBC News

White House overhauls security clearance process following revelations

Saturday 22:45 GMT

Kelly outlined an overhaul of the processing of security clearances in a memorandum Friday following two weeks of controversy over why former staff secretary Rob Porter had access to the nation’s most sensitive information despite red flags raised during an FBI investigation.

Going forward, Kelly seeks to formalize the process by which the FBI would notify the White House of negative information raised during a security clearance background investigation, and reduce the lag time for conveying that information to the White House.


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