Exclusive: Giuliani pushed Trump administration to grant a visa to a Ukrainian official promising dirt on Democrats

Career diplomat George Kent told congressional investigators in his closed-door testimony this week that Rudy Giuliani asked the State Department and the White House to grant a visa to the former Ukrainian official who Joe Biden had pushed to have … Read more…

10.17.19 Businesses want to use chat technology with you; Medical images leaked online; Happiest states in America

The U.S. has lagged behind in ‘conversational commerce’ enjoyed elsewhere in the world, where texting meets commerce for AI customer service. We spend most of our online time now throughout smartphones. Unlike other countries, the U.S. lacks centralized portals from which to … Read more…

Joe Biden offers forceful defense of his son’s Ukraine work at Democratic debate

Former Vice President Joe Biden offered a forceful defense of his son during Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate, saying voters should focus on President Donald Trump’s “corruption” instead of Hunter Biden’s previous work in Ukraine. CNN.com – RSS Channel – Politics … Read more…

From olive growers to winemakers, small firms in Europe are bracing for $7.5 billion in US tariffs

Import sanctions on products that include Italian cheeses, French wines, Spanish olives and Scotch whiskys are scheduled to take effect on Friday. Europe News BEST DEAL UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card … Read more…

10.14.19 Is texting or email safer?; Concert promotion scam; SEC opens an investigation into 403b’s

There’s  increased interest in protecting privacy. We forget how things we say aren’t private in this electronic era. Text messages aren’t really private. But there are things you can do to protect privacy. When both parties use an encrypted third-party … Read more…

A cybersecurity chief’s 8 tips on how to protect yourself online as data breaches continue

Recent high-profile data breaches, including Thursday's DoorDash hack, continue. In many cases encryption either did nothing to prevent hackers from infiltrating systems or, worse, helped disguise cybercriminals. Here are 8 steps to protect yourself. Commentary BEST DEAL UPDATE: Best of … Read more…

A chocolate-making robot is preparing to make world’s best sweets from your kitchen counter

CocoTerra, a California start-up, has developed the world's first kitchen countertop chocolate-making appliance, with design partner Ammunition. A companion app helps users tailor-make chocolate, right down to choosing the origin of the bean. Small Business BEST DEAL UPDATE: A way … Read more…