In this excerpt from his latest book, "Report: A Memoir" (Knopf), Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh describes the instincts and tenacity that helped him uncover the greatest political scandal of the 20th century. Don't miss David Martin's interview with Seymour Hersh on CBS' "Sunday Morning" June 17! Watergate, and Much More I had one thing going for me as I slunk into the Watergate scandal. It came off a tip I had received a month or two earlier but had ignored. A friend from the New York publishing world told me that a freelance writer named Andrew St. George, who had ties to the anti-Castro Cuban community in Miami, was circulating a book outline about the experience of Frank A. Sturgis, one of the five men who had been caught burglarizing the Democratic National Committee offices in Washington. My initial response had been, more or less, "What does this have to do with the war in Vietnam?" Now, given my new assignment, I began calling … [Read more...] about Book excerpt: “Reporter: A Memoir” by Seymour Hersh
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“My wife’s death was horrific and pointless,” the elderly plaintiff said outside a court in southern Germany on Tuesday. The man was speaking during a pause in the trial of two people whose dog mauled his wife to death on the street in Baden-Württemberg last May. The 72-year-old woman was walking down a street in the small town of Sigmaringen when the dog broke free from its collar and launched itself at her. The Kangal, a breed considered dangerous in Germany, pulled the pensioner to the ground before repeatedly biting her head and throat. Although a medic arrived at the scene, he was unable to treat the woman, as the dog continued its attack. Only a bullet from the gun of a police officer put an end to the attack - and the dog’s life. But by then it was too late to save the woman. Prosecutors have charged the animal’s owners with negligent manslaughter, arguing that its living conditions were unsatisfactory. Officers who arrived at the house … [Read more...] about Does Germany have a problem with aggressive attack dogs?
Mobileye, the Israeli self-driving technology company Intel acquired last year, announced on Thursday that it would begin testing up to 100 cars on the roads of Jerusalem. But in a demonstration with Israeli television journalists, the company's demonstration car blew through a red light. Mobileye is a global leader in selling driver-assistance technology to automakers. With this week's announcement, Mobileye hoped to signal that it wasn't going to be left behind as the world shifts to fully self-driving vehicles. But the red-light blunder suggests that the company's technology may be significantly behind industry leaders like Waymo. While most companies working on full self-driving technology have made heavy use of lidar sensors, Mobileye is testing cars that rely exclusively on cameras for navigation. Mobileye isn't necessarily planning to ship self-driving technology that works that way. Instead, testing a camera-only system is part of the company's unorthodox approach for verifying … [Read more...] about Intel’s Mobileye wants to dominate driverless cars—but there’s a problem
Oscar Williams-Grut, provided by Published 12:57 am, Monday, May 14, 2018 REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Steve Eisman: "Deutsche Bank has real profitability issues... they're probably under capitalised, I think they're probably raising capital next year... it has to shrink dramatically." Eisman is famous for betting against the US housing market in the run-up to the 2008 subprime mortgage crisis. Recommended Video: Now Playing: Tech giants stand to pay more tax under proposals outlined by the European Commission on Wednesday. Under the Commission's plan, companies with significant digital revenues in Europe will pay a 3 percent tax on their turnover on various online services in the EU, bringing in an estimated 5 billion euros. Officials say the new rules would ensure digital business activity is taxed fairly in the bloc and deny they're specifically going after US giants - Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon - known as GAFA. Pierre Moscovici, Commissioner for Economic and … [Read more...] about The man who called ‘The Big Short’ says Deutsche Bank is a ‘problem bank’
ANY avid Snapchat user will be all too familiar with 'streaks' - a point-scoring system on the app when you frequently Snapchat certain friends. But what does this mean and how can you get your streak back if it gets accidentally wiped? The info below might help... What are Snapchat streaks? When you and your friends Snapchat each other frequently you can build up a Snapstreak. The Snapstreak increases when you and your friend send a Snap to each other within a 24-hour period for three consecutive days. As you achieve this, you will notice that your friend has a flame emoji next to their name. If you keep sending snaps each day, the number next to the flame will increase. If you are close to your Snapstreak ending, an egg timer will appear next to their name. Sadly Snaps sent to groups don’t count for Snapstreaks, as it has to for individual pictures or videos. More on Snapchatsnap back Snapchat rolls out new look app to iPhone users in bid to fix botched redesign SNAP HAPPY … [Read more...] about How to get Snapchat streaks back if they get lost and how can you report a problem?
It has happened to all of us: you purchase that new app from the Google Play Store, confident that you are going to love it. But then you don’t. Whether it’s an incompatibility issue with your particular phone, or the app just turns out to not be what you were promised, it sucks to feel like you’ve wasted your money on something you’ll never use. Time to get a Google Play refund. The good news is that Google has a refund process built right into the Play Store. The downside is that if you want a hassle-free refund process, you will have to act rather quickly. Here’s how to get a refund on apps you bought from the Play Store. Get an easy Google Play refund The easiest way to get a Google Play refund on a recently purchased app or game is to request a refund directly on the Play Store. The process is extremely simple, with no questions asked, but there’s a catch. You have to act quickly. In fact, you’ll have to submit a … [Read more...] about How to get a refund for apps purchased from the Google Play Store
A new version of Google Maps slipped out late last night, just in time for the weekend. While there are a couple of small cosmetic changes showing up, we haven't spotted any big additions yet. A teardown tells a bit of a different story. The Google Maps team is getting ready to add a new form for reporting road closures, and another for creating new accounts with Uber. There will also be a new notification for confirming your mode of transportations during commutes, and best of all, you'll soon be able to tell how full busses and subways are likely to be. What's New Unofficial Changelog: (the stuff we found) Cosmetic improvement to 'Avoid' messages If you set up avoidance restrictions for navigation, you'll now get a nicer looking line with your criteria. Instead of all-caps and the word 'AVOID' repeated for each option, text is now shown in sentence case and each option is comma delimited. I know, it's cosmetic, but this is the type of polish that counts. Teardown … [Read more...] about Google Maps v9.72 beta prepares to warn you about packed mass transit, improve road closure reports, and more [APK Teardown]
After reading through Cisco's newly released Global Cloud Index (GCI), I was reminded of the old Bruce Barton saying: "When you are through changing, you are through." In many ways, cloud computing is soon to reach its peak in terms of enterprise adoption. So, in some regard, we may think that the great IT story of cloud computing is over. Yet, there are other areas of the GCI report that show dramatic change -- and thus our journey is far from over.Take, for instance, the prediction that by 2021 "94% of workloads and compute instances will be processed by cloud data centers" while only "6% will be processed by traditional data centers." This points out the fact that the cloud computing space is maturing. Cloud migration projects will soon end, and the lagging 6% -- those on-premises workloads -- will likely die off in the data center where they currently reside. So, effectively, Cisco is predicting that virtually everything businesses do, the compute, storage and networking, will be … [Read more...] about Cisco Report: A Story of Cloud Endings and Beginnings
The cryptocurrency boom has created a persistent shortage of high-end graphics cards. That has been a headache for gamers, who have to pay inflated prices for GPUs—if they can find them at all. But it has been a financial windfall to leading graphics card makers Nvidia and AMD. On Thursday, Nvidia reported soaring profits for the fourth quarter of 2017—a period when rapidly rising prices for Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies was driving a boom in amateur cryptocurrency mining with graphics cards. "Strong demand in the cryptocurrency market exceeded our expectations," Nvidia chief financial officer Colette Kress said in a call with analysts on Thursday. Nvidia enjoyed revenue of $2.9 billion in the fourth quarter, which ended on January 28. That's a 10 percent increase over Nvidia's revenue in the third quarter. Nvidia's net income rose 33 percent to a record $1.1 billion. Nvidia's products are popular in a wide range of markets, from driverless cars to data centers. So it … [Read more...] about Cryptocurrency boom, a problem for gamers, is a bonanza for GPU makers
YouTube is attempting to stem the ugly ooze of propaganda and conspiracy theories on its platform with what can be best described as a misleading Band-Aid. On Friday, Google-owned YouTube announced it's rolling out "notices" that inform users they're watching a video from an organization that receives funding from a government. "Our goal is to equip users with additional information to help them better understand the sources of news content that they choose to watch on YouTube," Geoff Samek, senior product manager of YouTube News, wrote in a blog post. SEE ALSO: Fake news, child abuse, and jihadist recruiters: How YouTube's reckoning arrived While increased transparency about a news organization's funding source may provide valuable information for viewers, the label runs the risk of conflating editorially independent public broadcasters with state-sponsored propaganda machines. This could serve to confuse rather than inform viewers and further the erosion of public trust in … [Read more...] about There’s a problem with YouTube’s new anti-propaganda initiative