Trump continues to attack London mayor over terror response

Trump continues to attack London mayor over terror responseFor the second consecutive day, President Trump assailed London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s response to terror attacks, misinterpreting the mayor's call for residents to remain calm as police stepped up anti-terror patrols.



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Hillary Clinton on GOP health bill breakdown: ‘The fight isn’t over yet’

Hillary Clinton on GOP health bill breakdown: ‘The fight isn’t over yet’Hillary Clinton praised the efforts of “people in every corner of our country” and then posted tweets about people who have benefited from the ACA.



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‘We will never forget him’: Trump addresses widow of slain SEAL as doubts linger over mission

‘We will never forget him’: Trump addresses widow of slain SEAL as doubts linger over missionAs debate continues to swirl over the mission’s results, President Trump’s acknowledgment of a fallen soldier’s wife was the most emotional moment of his first congressional address. Carryn Owens, whose husband, Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens, was killed in a Yemen raid last month, was moved to tears as Trump praised her husband’s sacrifice. “Ryan died as he lived,” said Trump.



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Germany Threatens To Fine Facebook Over Hate Speech

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ABC News: German officials are stepping up their criticism of Facebook, saying the social network is doing too little to stop hate speech and could face stiff fines unless it deletes illegal content faster. In an interview published Friday, Justice Minister Heiko Maas said his ministry was checking whether it would be possible to make social networking sites legally liable for illegal posts. Germany has seen a sharp increase in vitriolic posts on social media in recent years amid a heated public debate over the influx of more than a million migrants since the start of 2015. The country has laws against speech deemed to be racist, defamatory or inciting violence — a response to Germany’s Nazi legacy. But authorities have struggled with the deluge of often anonymous postings on foreign-owned websites. Thomas Oppermann, a senior lawmaker in Maas’ Social Democratic Party, told German weekly Der Spiegel that dominant social media sites like Facebook could be required to delete illegal posts within 24 hours or face fines up to 500,000 euros ($ 522,000). Facebook also could be compelled to distribute corrections that reach the same number of people as the original post, Oppermann suggested, something traditional media companies in Germany are already required to do.

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How Microsoft Lost In Court Over Windows 10 Upgrades

In June a California woman successfully sued Microsoft for $ 10,000 over forced Windows 10 upgrades, and she’s now written a 58-page ebook about her battle (which she’s selling for $ 9.99). But an anonymous Slashdot reader shares another inspiring story about a Texas IT worker and Linux geek who got Microsoft to pay him $ 650 for all the time that he lost.

“Worley built a Windows 7 machine for his grandfather, who has Alzheimer’s Disease, [customized] to look like Windows XP, an operating system his grandfather still remembered well…” writes Digital Trends. “But thanks to Microsoft’s persistent Windows 10 upgrade program, Worley’s grandfather unknowingly initiated the Win 10 upgrade by clicking the ‘X’ to close an upgrade window.” After Worley filed a legal “Notice of Dispute,” Microsoft quickly agreed to his demand for $ 650, which he donated to a non-profit focusing on Alzheimer’s patients.

But according to the article, that’s just the beginning, since Worley now “hopes people impacted by the forced Windows 10 upgrade will write a complaint to Microsoft demanding a settlement for their wasted time and money in repairing the device,” and on his web page suggests that if people don’t need the money, they should give it to charities fighting Alzheimer’s. “If Microsoft isn’t going to wake up and realize that lobbing intentionally-tricky updates at people who don’t need and can’t use them actively damages not only the lives of the Alzheimer’s sufferer, but those of their whole family, then let’s cure the disease on Microsoft’s dime so their tactics and those of companies that will follow their reckless example aren’t as damaging.”
Worley suggests each Notice of Dispute should demand at least $ 50 per hour from Microsoft, adding “If recent history holds steady they might just write you a check!”

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Sony Wins Battle Over Preinstalled Windows in Europe’s Top Court

An anonymous reader shares an Ars Technica report: The sale of a computer equipped with pre-installed software isn’t an unfair commercial practice because most customers prefer to buy a laptop they can use straight away, Europe’s top court has ruled in a victory for Sony. “Failure to indicate the price of each item of pre-installed software” isn’t misleading, the Court of Justice of the European Union added in its ruling on Wednesday. The CJEU was asked to intervene after French citizen Vincent Deroo-Blanquart took Sony to court for failing to reimburse the cost of pre-installed software — Windows Vista Home Premium operating system — that he did not wish to use on a laptop. Sony refused and instead offered to cancel the sale altogether.

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