|THE IMPORTANCE OF HOPE|
January 29, 2015
By Laura Finley
(MIAMI, FL.) -- Hackers target 19,000 French websites after extremists rampage leaving 17 dead. Two people are killed as police thwart a terror attack in Belgium.
Former Detroit Rotary Club president gets life sentence for arranging the murder of his wife. Twenty Mexican state officials are being investigated for covering up threats and torture of witnesses to alleged extrajudicial killings. These were all stories in my local newspaper a few weeks ago.
|STATE EMPLOYEES UNION DERIDES NEW LABOR REFORM BILLS INTRODUCED IN LEGISLATURE|
January 27, 2015
(OLYMPIA, WA.) -- The irony of this situation is not lost on officials at the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) union.
An email was sent Jan. 26 to WFSE members alerting them that, "A second set of bills came before a Senate committee Monday (Jan. 26) that use technical arguments aimed at restricting your ability to negotiate pay raises and other key issues."
The irony comes in a proposal that the state legislators who work on the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee get a hefty raise themselves -- more than WFSE members would get.
|GREEK CITIZENS SAY NO MORE SUBSERVIENCE TO|
Austerity measures have made Greeks suffer worse than during Great Depression
January 26, 2015
(INTERNATIONAL) -- Greek voters have rocked the eurozone by saying enough is enough. Due to severe austerity measures undertaken by the previous government and designed to satisfy the demand of international banks, Greece as been suffering from Great Depression levels of unemployment and lost GDP, a full six years after the the Great Recession started.
Greek voters have shifted to the left at the polls. With most of the votes counted, left wing Syriza party leader Alexis Tsipras agreed to form a coalition government with the Independent Greeks party, a right-wing group that is opposed to the budget cuts and other austerity measures demanded by the troika -- the European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund.
|MILLIONS OF SMARTPHONES AND TABLETS RUNNING OLDER|
VERSIONS OF ANDROID
May be left susceptible to hackers
January 25, 2015
(NATIONAL) -- It would appear that Google has decided to let stand with no patches forthcoming, a known security bug that exposes many users of older versions of the Android operating system to hackers.
Adrian Ludwig ,Google's chief of security for Android wrote in a piece published on Google+ Friday that a known security bug in the default, unbranded Web browser for Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and older versions of Google's mobile operating system will go unfixed.
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