The consequences of the Trump presidency on cybersecurity

A situation now revealed in all its hideousness, brought to us by a 400-lb hacker in bed.

Hacking and cybersecurity played a huge role in the presidential election. So much so that Donald Trump, America’s new president-elect, was helped greatly by the acts of criminal hackers in his journey to the White House, and is now an outspoken WikiLeaks fan.

Though, unless he appoints Julian Assange as his Cybersecurity Czar, I doubt we’ll be seeing WikiLeaks coming to Trump’s rescue when he needs help with cyber-policy in the near future. But you never know.

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France’s Hollande to seek clarity from Trump in Friday phone call

France's President Francois Hollande (R) and Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian review troops as they attend a commemoration ceremony for Armistice day, 98 years after the end of the First World War at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France, November 11, 2016. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

French President Francois Hollande said on Friday he hoped U.S. President-elect Donald Trump would clarify his position on issues including conflicts in Syria and Ukraine and Iran’s nuclear deal when the two men talk by phone later in the day.

“My duty is to make sure we have the best possible relations with the United States, but a relation that is based on frankness and clarity,” Hollande told France 2 television.

Weekly Roundup: Trump victory casts shadow of despair over tech industry

This week, the U.S. was shell shocked and in the tech world in dismay from Donald Trump’s victory as the new President of the United States. Silicon Valley lost its mind in a mess of tweet storms and public outcry. It was the perfect time for GoPro to announce it is recalling its Karma drone, and we escaped this harsh cruel reality with the launch of Google’s Daydream VR and the Nintendo NES Classic Edition.

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Putin says Russia ready to fully restore ties with U.S.

Nov 9 Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday Russia was ready to fully restore relations with the United States following the election of businessman Donald Trump as the new U.S. president.

Receiving credentials from new foreign ambassadors to Russia, Putin said he had heard Trump’s campaign statements about improving ties with Moscow. He said Russia was ready do its part to achieve this but recognised it would not be easy.

Improved relations would benefit both Russia and the United States, he added.

(Reporting by Polina Devitt and Christian Lowe; Writing by Jack Stubbs; Editing by Alexander Winning)

With Trump’s win Silicon Valley investors start losing their damn minds

We’re only hours into what is a now Donald J. Trump’s ascendancy to the Presidency and already Silicon Valley’s investor class is losing its collective damn mind.

TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington had it just about right when he retweeted the Drudge Report.

A Trump win is antithetical to a Silicon Valley culture that prides itself on (rigthtly or wrongly) on meritocracy, openness, and rationality. Beyond that, many in the Valley have a problem with Trump’s blatant bigotry, misogyny, xenophobia, and homophobia.

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Trump’s campaign staff took control of his Twitter account

They’re concerned that his personal tweets sometimes backfire.

Have you noticed that many more of Donald Trump’s recent tweets are obviously from his staff, rather than from the presidential candidate himself? It’s not because he’s busy on the campaign trail. According to the New York Times, Trump’s team “wrested away” control of his Twitter account. While there’s no official reason given, it’s said to be out of concern that Trump’s off-the-cuff online remarks are doing his campaign more harm than good — a late-night insult or inaccurate statement would come back to haunt him in the next debate or Clinton ad.

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Clinton, Trump strategize for battleground states in the campaign’s final days

The long presidential campaign is down to the final six days, and the candidates are preparing their final strategies.

To win in Florida, Clinton needs to generate Obama-level enthusiasm, CBS News’ Nancy Cordes reports. Especially from African Americans, who made up a quarter of the state’s early voting electorate when he was on the ballot in 2012.

So far this year that rate is off by about 7 points.

“The African American vote right now is not where it needs to be,” President Obama said on the Tom Joyner Morning Show on Wednesday.

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“Stay on point, Donald,” Trump tells himself in Pensacola


PENSACOLA, Florida “It’s feeling like it already,” Donald Trump said of winning the White House, less than a week before votes would be tallied.

And then the GOP nominee seemed to lapse into an internal monologue.

“We’ve gotta be nice and cool,” Trump said at his last rally of the day. “Nice and cool. All right? Stay on point, Donald. Stay on point. No sidetracks, Donald.”

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In Florida, Donald Trump tries to stay on message (and doesn’t)

In the midst of his frenzied run for the White House, Donald Trump has frequently taken detours – once to another continent —  to promote his own business interests. Tuesday morning was one of those pit stops rooted in brand enhancement, as the GOP nominee began his day at Trump National Doral, his golf course near Miami, Florida.

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Donald Trump dismisses, mocks porn actress accuser

Lawyer Gloria Allred, left, holds a photograph of Jessica Drake and Donald Trump, taken in 2006 at a golf tournament in Lake Tahoe, California, after she spoke to reporters about allegations of sexual misconduct against Trump in Los Angeles, California, Oct. 22, 2016.

Donald Trump is dismissing claims by an adult actress that he acted inappropriately with her.

“Oh, I’m sure she’s never been grabbed before,” the GOP nominee for president said sarcastically during a Monday interview with WGIR, a New Hampshire radio station.

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