A new variant of Android malware is responsible for what’s believed to be the biggest single theft of Google accounts on record. The so-called Gooligan strain has infected as many as 1.3 million Android phones since August, completely prising the devices open and stealing the tokens users are given to verify they are authorized to access accounts. Its main aim, though, is not to pilfer all that juicy data in Gmail or Docs, but to force users into downloading apps as part of a huge advertising fraud scheme, making as much as $320,000 a month.
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Time For Truth: (Forbes) – Android 'Gooligan' Hackers Just Scored The Biggest Ever Theft Of Google Accounts
The pre-election predictions of communications professionals surveyed by PRWeek proved to be unanimously – and embarrassingly – wrong. Could every PR executive in the U.S. have been so off, or was this a case of media bias in choosing the “experts?”
On Nov. 8, PRWeek published “They’re with her: PR execs predict a resounding Clinton victory,” in which it reported the pre-election predictions of 22 communications professionals – not one of whom predicted Donald Trump would win the election. Not only were their predictions wrong, they were embarrassingly wrong, with some apparently more influenced by personal opinion than science.
Under the twisted premise of losing the popular vote and “no taxation without representation”, TIME’s Mark Weston proclaims that the approximately 65 million Democrats who voted for Hillary Clinton should pledge “we won’t pay taxes to the federal government… until democracy is restored.”
Because, It’s just not fair?
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Time For Truth: (Zero Hedge) – Time Urges 65 Million Americans Who Voted For Hillary Not To Pay Taxes
While the unemployment rate dropped and the economy added another 178,000 jobs, the number of Americans out of the labor force hit a record high last month.
According to the Labor Department, 95,055,000 Americans were out of workforce in November, meaning they were neither employed nor had made an effort to find work over the previous month.
Populist Dutch MP Geert Wilders remained unapologetic as his hate speech trial drew to a close on Wednesday, saying “millions of Dutch citizens will be convicted with me” if he is found guilty.
Wilders, 53, who had previously shunned hearings held at a high-security courthouse near Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, addressed a three-judge bench at the end of the three-week trial which will formally be closed on Friday.
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Time For Truth: (Yahoo News) – Wilders unapologetic as Dutch hate speech trial ends