Jeh Johnson: The 2016 election wasn’t hacked

“I know of no evidence that last year ballots were altered or votes were suppressed through a cyberattack, but last year’s experience exposed certain cyber vulnerabilities in our election infrastructure,” Johnson told the panel. via Pocket
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Profs Think Students Should Be Forced To Confront Their ‘White Fragility’

Studying abroad is one of those things that students look forward to with a burning passion. via Pocket
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The Twilight of the Liberal Gods | Trending

We are living in amazing times, astonishing times, times I wouldn’t have believed possible as little as a year ago. There is this Jorge Luis Borges story, where the old gods are returning to Earth, but upon their arrival, it is found that they have lost the ability to speak. via Pocket
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Ikea’s stuff is tough to assemble, so it bought a startup to do it for you | Ars Technica

Ikea, the Swedish furniture retail giant, has bought TaskRabbit, a San Francisco startup that lets people hire workers to do short-term odd jobs—like setting up Ikea furniture, fixing a leaky faucet, or setting up for a party. via Pocket
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Trump Court Nominee Upheld Rights of Police Against Holder DOJ Misconduct | Rule of Law

President Trump has nominated a slate of solid picks for the federal bench, including a new list of nominees this week. Among them is Kurt D. Engelhardt. Trump nominated Engelhardt to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, a district that covers the area from Alabama to the Rio Grande. via Pocket
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US military working on constant connections and updates between all ships, planes and vehicles | NextBigFuture.com

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein wants all military fighters, bombers, planes, ships, tanks and other military assets to be as connected as Tesla cars. H/T To Patrick Tuckrer at Defense One. via Pocket
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Scientists develop broad-spectrum inhibitors of influenza virus

The Janssen and TSRI teams designed and characterized a potent peptide that mimicked the functionality of a broadly neutralizing antibody and which was also able to target influenza virus hemagglutinin. Credit: Rameshwar U. via Pocket
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