SFGATE: Top GOP donor issues ultimatum over gun control

Top GOP donor issues ultimatum over gun control
Published on February 18, 2018 at 12:45AM by Michelle Mark, provided by

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A top GOP donor threatened to withhold funds from Republican lawmakers unless they support an assault weapons ban.
His comments came just days after a deadly high-school shooting in Florida killed 17.
The shooting sparked nationwide outrage and an impassioned debate on gun control.
A major Republican donor issued a remarkable ultimatum on Saturday, vowing to withhold money from GOP candidates unless they support a ban on selling military-style guns to civilians.
“It’s the end of the road for me,” Al Hoffman Jr., a prominent Florida real-estate developer, told The New York Times.

Two Russian Regions to Develop Large Scale Crypto Mining

Two of the westernmost subjects of the Federation – Kaliningrad and Leningrad – are willing to welcome miners and want to get involved in “bitcoin production”. … Authorities in Leningrad Oblast, bordering the federal city of Saint Petersburg, plan to create a tech park for cryptocurrency miners. It will be …
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Facebook Admits SMS Notifications Sent Using Two-Factor Number Was Caused by Bug

Facebook Admits SMS Notifications Sent Using Two-Factor Number Was Caused by Bug
Published on February 18, 2018
Facebook has clarified the situation around SMS notifications sent using the company’s two-factor authentication (2FA) system, admitting that the messages were indeed caused by a bug. From a report: In a blog post penned by Facebook Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos, the company says the error led it to “send non-security-related SMS notifications to these phone numbers.” Facebook uses the automated number 362-65, or “FBOOK,” as its two-factor authentication number, which is a secure way of confirming a user’s identity by sending a numeric code to a secondary device like a mobile phone. That same number ended up sending users Facebook notifications without their consent. When users would attempt to get the SMS notifications to stop, the replies were posted to their own Facebook profiles as status updates.

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