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FBI probes DNC hack for Russian involvement

The FBI has launched an investigation into the hacking of the Democratic National Committee’s computers, even as more evidence surfaced of possible Russian involvement in the attack.

The data breach was first disclosed last month, when hackers published confidential DNC files, including opposition research on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Then on Friday, Wikileaks published over 19,000 emails that were stolen from the DNC, some of which now threaten to damage the campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

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Issa bill would kill a big H-1B loophole

In 1998, Congress raised the H-1B cap and then set some controversial H-1B visa rules. It prohibited the largest users of H-1B visa — firms employing 15% or more visa workers — from displacing U.S. workers. They also are required to make a “good faith” effort to recruit a U.S. worker for a position.

Congress then inserted a massive loophole.

U.S. workers can be displaced by H-1B-dependent employers — such as IT outsourcing firms — provided the visa holder has a master’s degree or the company pays visa workers at least $ 60,000. This salary level has not changed in 18 years.

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Rep. Darrell Issa, (R-Calif.)

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27% off 3 Squares TIM3 MACHIN3 Rice and Multi Cooker – Deal Alert

The 3 Squares TIM3 MACHIN3 Rice Cooker, Slow Cooker, Yogurt Maker & Food Steamer will make a lot more time for you while making great meals for your family. The TIM3 MACHIN3 cooks rice up to 45% faster than competing rice cookers. With Fuzzy Logic 2.0 and a 20% thicker cooking pot ensure that quickly cooked rice comes out delicious – with no burning. This unit is currently rated 4.5 out of 5 stars (read reviews) and is currently selling for $ 50.99 on Amazon .

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Sideloaders beware: a Pokemon Go knock-off contains malware

The new smash-hit game “Pokemon Go” could become bait for hackers wanting to take over your phone.

Researchers at security firm Proofpoint have already found an Android version of the game containing malware. Once installed, it uses a remote access tool called DroidJack that can give a hacker full access to the phone, Proofpoint said Thursday.

The company hasn’t yet seen the infected game in the wild, but it shows that hackers are already hard at work targeting it. Proofpoint discovered the software in a malicious online file repository.

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