Navy Data Breach 2016: What US Sailors Should Know

Nov 28, 2016, 11:27 am EST

A Navy data breach has resulted in the private information of some sailors being stolen.

Here are a few things to know about the Navy data breach, as collected from Navy Times.

    The stolen data was being stored on a laptop by Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co (NYSE:HPE). It was holding the personal information of 134,386 current and former Navy sailors. The personal information that was stolen during the data breach includes names and social security numbers. Officials say that the stolen information cam from the Career Waypoints database. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is investigating the matter. Currently, no misuse of the stolen personal information has been found. The Navy is notifying sailors affected by the data breach via mail, email and phone. It is also examining credit monitoring services that sailors affected by the data breach can use. Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co reported the data breach to the Navy in October.

“The Navy takes this incident extremely seriously — this is a matter of trust for our Sailors,” Vice Adm. Robert Burke told Navy Times. “We are in the early stages of investigating and are working quickly to identify and take care of those affected by this breach.” Read 

Trump Appointees — UN Ambassador: 12 Things to Know About Nikki Haley

Nov 23, 2016, 12:30 pm EST

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Nikki Haley as his UN Ambassador.

Here are a few things to know about Nikki Haley, as collected from The New York Times.

    She is the current Governor of South Carolina and is serving her second term in the role. Haley was a vocal opponent of Trump’s during his run for President of the United States. When the Republican primaries were taking place, she gave her support to Florida Senator Marco Rubio. The South Carolina Governor called Trump a friend and said he shouldn’t take her criticisms of his political positions as personal attacks. If the Senate approves her for the UN Ambassador position, she will be taking it over from Samantha Power, who has been in the role for since 2013. Taking on the UN Ambassador position would have South Carolina Lieutenant Governor Henry McMaster becoming the state’s new Governor. Nikki Haley is the first of Donald Trump’s appointees to be female. She is also the first minority that Trump has named to his administration. Her parents are Indian immigrants. Haley was a member of the Tea party before rising up in the GOP. She chose to give her support to Donald Trump during the election, but only after he won the Republican primaries. Haley was among the Government officials that fought to help take down the Confederate flag from the South Carolina State House last year following the Charleston shootings.

You can learn more about Nikki Haley by following these links. Read 

TPP: Why Will Donald Trump Withdraw From Trans-Pacific Partnership?

Nov 22, 2016, 4:17 pm EST

Donald Trump has announced plans to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Source: Gage Skidmore via Flickr (Modified)

The president-elect believes that the treaty is detrimental to the country’s best interests without delving into detail as to what aspects of it would hurt our nation. He called it a “disaster” that is being brought forward by those looking to “rape our country.”

Trump added that withdrawing from the TPP is one of the moves he’s making to help take back control of the U.S. economy. The trade deal was signed in 2015 by 12 of the world’s largest nations, including the U.S., Mexico, Japan, Australia and Canada, which comprise 40% of the world’s economy. Read 

John F. Kennedy Assassination: 8 JFK Quotes to Remember Him By

Nov 22, 2016, 12:14 pm EST

President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963 and InvestorPlace is remembering him today with a series of quotes. Source: Flickr

John F. Kennedy was the 35th President of the United States. He started his run as President in 1961 and it ended with his assassination in 1963. He was 46 years old at the time of his death. The former President is now resting in the Arlington National Cemetery.

Lee Harvey Oswald was the assassin the killed John F. Kennedy. He did so during a trip to Dallas, Texas. Oswald was shot and killed two days later by Jack Ruby. There was speculation that Oswald was part of a larger conspiracy, but nothing has ever been proven. Read 

Trump Team — Attorney General: 9 Things to Know About Jeff Sessions

Nov 18, 2016, 2:32 pm EST

Donald Trump has made Jeff Sessions his new Attorney General.

Here are nine things to know about the Alabama native:

    He served as Attorney General of the Southern District of Alabama from 1981 to 1993. Sessions was being considered as Trump’s running mate for a while, but Mike Pence eventually became his vice-presidential candidate. In 2005, he spoke at an anti-war rally, declaring that he was in favor of the war in Iraq. He also voted against a bill that would have prohibited the cruel and inhumane treatment of punishment of individuals in the custody or under the control of the United States Government. Sessions worked to deny funding for Auburn University students as part of the Gay-Straight Alliances organization. He was also against President Obama’s health care legislation. Marijuana legalization is another subject that he vehemently opposes, noting that it is important to take into consideration how dangerous the drug can be. He signed a bill that would help victims of child abuse in Alabama. Sessions won the Alabama Senate election, running unopposed.

What are your thoughts on Sessions? Read 

Trump Appointees — CIA Director: 9 Things to Know About Mike Pompeo

Nov 18, 2016, 1:55 pm EST

President-elect Donald Trump has named Mike Pompeo as his CIA director. Source: Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia (Modified)

Here are nine things to know about him:

    He is a part of the Tea Party movement within the Republican party. Pompeo’s reputation is of a staunch conservative who has served as Representative in Kansas. He believed that House Benghazi committee chairman Trey Gowdy should have gone farther in his investigation of Hillary Clinton and her emails. The Republican has degrees from the U.S. Military Academy as well as Harvard Law. Pompeo has a strong stance against abortion unless the mother’s life is at risk. He does not believe in the practice in cases of rape or incest. He is against the Affordable Care Act, which President Trump has threatened to overhaul or dismantle and change it with a new health care offering. He is also against the use of genetically-modified organism (GMO) labels for food that is modified. Gun enthusiasts will be happy to hear that Pompeo is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, which has endorsed him. He is also in favor of continuing to use the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.

What do you think of his appointment? Read 

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