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Ground Zero Wildfire, AI Political Ends, and Spyware Restrictions

By February 6, 2024No Comments

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Keeping up with America

Retired ‘hero’ 9/11 firefighter Bob Beckwith, who posed for photo at Ground Zero with President Bush, dies: He “raced toward the danger to save and search for others,” President Bush said.

How a historic neighborhood became ‘ground zero’ for the Maui wildfire: An NBC News analysis found that at least 43 of the 100 victims on the official list of Lahaina’s dead lived in Kuhua Camp — more than in any other neighborhood.

A storm of historic proportions dumped a record amount of rain over parts of Los Angeles on Monday, sending mud and boulders down hillsides dotted with multimillion-dollar homes while people living in homeless encampments in many parts of the city scrambled for safety.

US announces new restrictions to curb global spyware industry: State department policy will allow US to impose visa restrictions on individuals involved in misuse of spyware

Kyle Shanahan – ‘I was serious’ about pursuing Tom Brady as 49ers’ QB for 2023 season: Brock Purdy has led the San Francisco 49ers to Super Bowl 58, but it very well could hae been another signal-caller leading the team to Las Vegas – Tom Brady.

Around the World

Lysychansk – Dozens killed in strike on Russia-held Ukraine city: Russia has said at least 28 people died in a strike on a bakery in the Russian-occupied eastern Ukrainian town of Lysychansk.

Britain’s top diplomat said Thursday that his country could officially recognize a Palestinian state after a cease-fire in Gaza without waiting for the outcome of what could be yearslong talks between Israel and the Palestinians on a two-state solution.

Lets Talk Business and Tech

Web Success Portal Announces 10 Lessons Learned for Online Business Growth

The AI tools that might stop you getting hired

State AGs warn Biden AI order could centralize control over tech, be used for ‘political ends’

Richer, Wiser, Happier

Financial Tracking 101 – Best Practices: Whether you do it yourself or rely on accounting software, finance tracking is essential for small business owners.

How Technology Is Changing Financial Advice | Irene Huhelea, Investopedia. With mobile banking and robo-advisors in place for some time, newer technologies are still reshaping the financial services landscape. But what impact will these seismic changes have on the industry, and where will the financial world go next?

5 Useful Tools and Techniques for Financial Brokers to Work More Effectively and Win More Clients: If you’re in the financial brokerage hustle, you know landing clients isn’t a walk in the park.

Sports and Showbiz Shenanigans

NFL analyst rants about Chiefs being underdogs for Super Bowl LVIII: ‘How in the world’ | Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Passes NBA Legend in 30-Point Games

Lightyear Acquires U.S. Rights to Coming-of-Age Movie ‘Edge of Everything’ | ‘Avatar: The Way Of Water’, ‘Oppenheimer’, ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Among Winners At Saturn Awards

Michael Douglas wanted to play Ben Franklin for democracy and the tights | The Best Kansas City Chiefs Merch for the Super Bowl, From Andy Reid Mustache Tees and More

 Life Hacks to Hack Your Life

Where Does the Phrase ‘Feeling One’s Oats’ Come From?

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