In the end, time will tell if Steyer’s higher standing in the polls is a fluke or not. A more recent Quinnipiac poll had him at less than 4%, and an Iowa poll last week had him at 2%. After the Iowa caucuses next month, it’s very likely that the question of why Steyer is there will be moot. … [Read more...] about Democratic debate leaves a crucial question unanswered: Why was Tom Steyer even there?
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Trump says that the main source he consults on foreign policy is his “very good brain” and that this brain is so powerful it took him only an hour and a half to learn everything he needed to know about nuclear weapons. If a false alert goes out, and Trump hears about it through Fox News, a Fox News imposter account, or another dishonest social media account, will he launch a retaliatory nuclear strike without further verifying the information with NORAD or consulting advisers? False nuclear strike alerts are terrifying for the population in their own right–the Hawaii alert caused one man to have a heart attack– but the greatest danger may be the combined effect of the president’s gullibility, impetuousness, and enthusiasm for war. … [Read more...] about Could False Alerts and Fake News Start A Nuclear War?
Researchers, including Salim H. Ali from the University of Delaware, published a study recently to discuss how the global revolution to develop green, or low-carbon technology, could be at risk unless new international agreements are put in place to ensure a sustainable supply of rare minerals and metals. … [Read more...] about Global green tech revolution at risk, India can play role in reforming mining practices: Experts
Remember that the draft national e-commerce policy released in February 2019, which was followed by a few notifications, had barred e-commerce marketplaces from operating inventory-led models and prohibited them from selling products directly to consumers. Restrictions on the inventory-led model are designed to prevent e-commerce marketplace operators from influencing prices through heavy discounts. … [Read more...] about Jeff Bezos, Make in India and selling dreams to millions of Indian small businesses
A more subtle sustained cyberattack could aim to sow discord by hacking and exposing embarrassing information about corporate and political leaders, as North Korean hackers are said to have done in the Sony Pictures hack in 2014 and Russian hackers are alleged to have done in the 2016 attacks on Democratic email servers. Attackers could also fan the flames of existing controversies to weaken sectors of the U.S. economy, like spreading doubt about various subsectors of the energy industry, suggests Theresa Payton, the CEO of security company Fortalice Solutions and the former White House CIO under President George W. Bush. “The right type of social media manipulation, misinformation, and amplification campaign could wreak havoc on how we think about our production of nuclear energy, coal, solar, wind,” she said. “They could go after all of the above.” … [Read more...] about ‘We’re always ready’: Would the U.S. win a cyberwar with Iran?