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More of the same from Cameron and Miliband at today’s PMQ’s

David Cameron ran down the clock very effectively at PMQs. With only a few sessions left between now and the general election, Cameron blocked Miliband’s questions on the health service… Continue reading The post More of the same from Cameron and Miliband at today’s PMQ’s appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Time for Senate to end the theatrics and do its job on nominations

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On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee will begin hearings on President Obama’s nomination of Loretta Lynch to be U.S. attorney general. Soon after, the Armed Services Committee will take up the nomination of Ashton Carter to be secretary of Defense. These nominations — and...

GSA Rolls Out Toolkit to Prevent New Social-Media Hacks

Following the hack of the U.S. Central Command’s primary Twitter and YouTube accounts, the U.S. General Services Administration is releasing a handbook on preventing cyber vandalism.

Secure VGP Compliance with New Verification Service

Recent updates to the US Vessel General Permit (VGP) have brought new technical and reporting requirements for vessels operating in US waters, including the need

The Failed HealthCare.gov Launch

Nicole Kaeding The launch of HealthCare.gov in 2013 was a disaster. A new report from the Health and Human Services Inspector General (IG) describes how the department mishandled the website’s construction. The department failed to follow federal contracting rules, and did not have a cohesive plan for the website. Show More Summary

CA: BART Considers Dropping Charges Against Protesters

BART General Manager Grace Crunican has since backed off and said she wants repayment in the form of community service, not cash.

Pennsylvania Auditor General to Chair DRPA

Says he will continue to push for customer service improvements, transparency, accountability.

Hundreds Of New York Subway Cars Intentionally Thrown In The Ocean As Part Of ‘Recycling’

Hundreds of subway cars, that have been retired from service, are ending up on the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean as part of a unique recycling project. Recycling as a concept generally involves breaking down the components of machinery or components and either reusing them somewhere else, or melting the metal for forging something new. Show More Summary

Auditor General DePasquale Elected Chair of Delaware River Port Authority

Says he will continue to push for customer service improvements, transparency, accountability.

EA Access offers first look at Battlefield Hardline

General PSA for EA Access subscribers, and likely to be similar to the Dragon Age: Inquisition promotion, Battlefield: Hardline will also be available early through the service. "Yes, you will be able to get early access to Battlefield Hardline thro...

Mac: LastPass for Mac

While we’ve generally been fans of more offline solutions for storing our passwords, there’s no disputing that the cloud-based password vault service LastPass service has a huge following, with a well-designed web portal and accompanying iOS apps. Show More Summary

Distelli Snags $2.8M To Build Deployment As A Service

Distelli, a startup that wants to simplify code deployment on servers by offering it as a cloud service, announced $2.8M in Series A funding today. Andreessen Horowitz led the round and general partner Scott Weiss (who founded Hotmail) will join the Distelli Board of Directors as part of the deal. Show More Summary

Direct Action on Racism, Poverty, and War: An Honest Attempt to Honor MLK

Photo Credit National Park Service Many of Martin Luther King Jr.'s best-remembered quotes deal in poetic generalities or abstract universal ideas: love driving out hatred, or a long moral arc bending towards justice. King's poetic imagery...Show More Summary

Verizon Vehicle aims to bring OnStar-like service to the rest of us

While you may or may not be a fan of General Motors vehicles, the automaker's OnStar roadside assistance service certainly looks like it could be useful at times. Well, US consumers with other makes of cars should soon be able to take...Show More Summary

‘Call of Duty: Elite’ Sure Bombed, Didn’t It?

As a general rule, if you’re launching an online service, especially one that you expect many of your customers to pay $50 a year on top of paying for Internet [...]

Shareholder Adviser Backs Family Dollar Sale to Dollar Tree

Institutional Shareholder Services recommended that Family Dollar shareholders approve the $8.5 billion deal with Dollar Tree, saying that Dollar General's bid, while higher, remained too risky.

David Cameron has plans to ban end-to-end encryption

Yesterday Prime Minister David Cameron announced that should the Conservatives win this year’s General Election, he would move forward with plans that would put an end to encrypted messaging services that didn’t have a back door for government snoops to exploit. Show More Summary

Sadly not April fools: UK Government wants to ban all encrypted apps

The British Prime Minister said Monday that the UK Government would ban encrypted apps after the next UK General Election in May unless security services were given backdoor access to spy on users. David Cameron, in what is surprisingly not an … Continue reading ?

Did You Wonder What a Hotel Has to Actually Do For You If You’re Dissatisfied?

I’ve found that Starwood hotels are the best overall at responding to complaints. If something goes wrong on a stay, an email to Corporate Customer Service (customercare -at- starwoodhotels.com) generally takes care of it. I find that...Show More Summary

TIGTA: IRS Made $14.5 Billion in Erroneous of EITC Payments in 2013, a 24% Error Rate

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration has released The Internal Revenue Service Is Working Toward Compliance With Executive Order 13520 Reporting Requirements (2015-40-009): Although the IRS has reported an overall decline in the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) improper payment rate since Fiscal Year 2003, the amount of payments...

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