Nearly a year out from Denver’s next mayoral election, several candidates have declared their intention to run — well before Michael Hancock is expected to make his bid for a third term official. The four Denverites who have filed candidacy papers for the May 2019 election so far represent a range of viewpoints. But all see failings during Hancock’s seven-year tenure and opportunities for changes in direction, and they want to give voters more choices. Rumors still abound about political and business figures who are interested in running, some only if Hancock decides against launching his campaign. The mayor has had recent fundraisers, but so far only one other candidate has reported raising serious money. In fact, Kayvan Khalatbari, a community activist and marijuana industry entrepreneur, outraised Hancock in the first quarter of 2018. That occurred during a period when Hancock was responding to fallout over a revelation that he sent suggestive text … [Read more...] about Several candidates have filed to run for Denver mayor against Michael Hancock in 2019. Here’s what they say.
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THE KEY Facebook ads linked to Russia's election interference efforts are displayed during a House Intelligence Committee hearing in November 2017. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP) The massive trove of Facebook ads House Intelligence Committee Democrats released Tuesday provides a stunning look into the true sophistication of the Russian government’s digital operations during the presidential election. We’ve already heard a lot from the U.S. intelligence community about the hacking operation Russian intelligence services carried out against Democratic party computer networks to influence the election in favor of then-candidate Donald Trump. But this is the first time we have a swath of empirical and visual evidence of Russia’s disinformation campaign, in the form of more than 3,000 incredibly specific and inflammatory ads purchased by an Internet troll farm sponsored by the Kremlin. The ads clearly show how Russia weaponized social media, the senior … [Read more...] about The Cybersecurity 202: The Facebook ad dump shows the true sophistication of Russia’s influence operation
Special counsel Robert Mueller has taken an interest in some of President Donald Trump's tweets.According to an outline of questions Mueller reportedly wants to ask Trump during a one-on-one interview, Mueller would query Trump on his tweets about the former FBI director James Comey, who he fired in May 2017.Mueller sent a list of about 50 questions to Trump's legal team as part of ongoing negotiations for a sit-down talk with the president as part of the Russia investigation, The New York Times reported on Monday.Special counsel Robert Mueller has some questions about President Donald Trump's musings on Twitter, in which Trump has posted strongly worded messages about people directly and indirectly connected to the Russia investigation, The New York Times reported on Monday night.The newspaper published a list of questions it said represents an outline of what Mueller would ask Trump during a one-on-one interview.Mueller wants to know what the president had in mind when he tweeted … [Read more...] about Trump’s tweets might come back to haunt him in a one-on-one interview with Robert Mueller
Get the Better newsletter. SUBSCRIBE Do you procrastinate on big decisions? You might be too much of an A student, according to entrepreneur Taylor Pearson, author of “The End of Jobs.” To be truly successful, you only need to make the right decision about 70 percent of the time, he says. He calls it the “70 percent rule.” “The 70 percent rule is building on this idea of [Amazon founder] Jeff Bezos, that when you feel like you have 70 percent of the information you need to make a decision, you should just make a decision,” Pearson tells NBC News BETTER. “Because … the cost of being slow is often integrated in the cost of being wrong.” Learn to make decisions like a C student We tend to procrastinate on making a decision until we are sure it is the right one, according to Pearson. It’s a habit we pick up in school, he explains, where getting an answer wrong on a test can cost us a grade. As the writer explains it, students … [Read more...] about How thinking like a C student made one entrepreneur more successful
Brought to you by Sean Smith Advanced technology is finding a home in Wales, with academia, government and industry collaborating eagerly in a Cardiff technology cluster Wales is currently enabling a quiet industrial revolution, nudging forward the capabilities of the electronics inside nearly every piece of modern-day technology. At its heart lie compound semiconductors, a new generation of materials enabling near-endless possibilities. Compound semiconductors (CSC) afford high-speed processing that is more than 100 times faster than silicon. It’s quite likely that there is a little bit of Wales in your smartphone today These materials have the ability to emit and sense light from the infrared to the ultraviolet and can be engineered to provide multispectral light tailored to stimulate plant growth, sterilise water or send huge volumes of data through pulses down fibre-optic cables. Such advanced technology is finding a home not in Silicon Valley but in … [Read more...] about Out of this world: how Wales is shaping the future