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Equity podcast: Uber’s losing billions, Amazon lays off hundreds and somehow Instacart gets more money

Equity podcast: Uber’s losing billions, Amazon lays off hundreds and somehow Instacart gets more money

Breaking News
 Welcome to “Equity,” TechCrunch’s venture capital and tech business podcast. On this week, we were joined by Mike Ghaffary from Social Capital, who was the perfect guest because he used to run Eat24, when it was Yelp’s food delivery business. Food delivery is highly relevant to this week’s news. First up, we talked about Uber, which is losing lots of money in Asia… Read More
Watford star claims Chelsea move is a possibility

Watford star claims Chelsea move is a possibility

Sports
New players Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has made no secret of his desire for more players, and even if the manager loses his job come the summer, the Blues will be looking for new players – and Watford star Richarlison is on that list. The tricky attacker has shown how good he can be at times this season, and it seems that Chelsea have noticed, which comes as no shock given they saw first hand how good he can be, and the player himself has opened up about the possibility of a move, claiming it is on the cards – and he explained how much he loves playing in the Premier League.  He said to Standard Sport: “In the future you never know but I leave all things like that up to my agents. “At the moment my head is completely in Watford. I am not thinking about anything else and I want
Raw sockets backdoor gives attackers complete control of some Linux servers

Raw sockets backdoor gives attackers complete control of some Linux servers

Technology
(credit: Jeremy Brooks) A stealthy backdoor undetected by antimalware providers is giving unknown attackers complete control over at least 100 Linux servers that appear to be used in business production environments, warn researchers. In a blog post published Wednesday, Montreal-based GeoSecure claimed that a piece of malware dubbed "Chaos" is infecting poorly secured systems by guessing weak passwords protecting secure shell application administrators use to remotely control Unix-based computers. Normally, firewalls in front of servers block such backdoors from communicating with the outside Internet. Chaos bypasses those protections by using what's known as a "raw socket" to covertly monitor all data sent over the network. "With Chaos using a raw socket, the backdoor can be triggered
Mittens For Mormons: Mitt Romney Announces Utah Senate Bid

Mittens For Mormons: Mitt Romney Announces Utah Senate Bid

Politics
The worst kept political secret of the past year is now official. Mitt Romney is running to replace Sen. Orrin Hatch in Utah. Here is Romney’s announcement: Mitt Romney’s announcement video: I am running for United States Senate to serve the people of Utah and bring Utah's values to Washington. pic.twitter.com/TDkas6gD2p — Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) […] The post Mittens For Mormons: Mitt Romney Announces Utah Senate Bid appeared first on Politicus USA.
Makers of Kibbles ‘N Bits, Gravy Train, and others pull dog food for potential euthanasia drug

Makers of Kibbles ‘N Bits, Gravy Train, and others pull dog food for potential euthanasia drug

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Smuckers is pulling more brands of pet food because of the potential risk of having pentobarbital in them. The company is withdrawing some shipments of dog food to avoid the risk of any its brands having traces of the euthanasia drug pentobarbital, commonly used by veterinarians to put animals down. The company is pulling back several varieties of wet canned Gravy Train, Kibbles ‘N Bits, Skippy and Ol’ Roy brands. Smuckers says it’s actively investigating how the drug got into its supply chain. The FDA is also conducting an investigation into the tainted pet food supply.
On This Day in Football: Stoke keeper makes history, France begin record run

On This Day in Football: Stoke keeper makes history, France begin record run

Sports
On This Day in Football: Stoke keeper makes history, France begin record run - originally posted on Sportslens.com On this day in 1952, Stoke City goalkeeper Dennis Herod achieved one of the bravest yet bizarre feats in English football. Stoke travelled to Villa Park to play Aston Villa in a league tie in front of 40,000 fans. The Potters were soon 2-0 up inside the first half an hour but Stoke goalkeeper Dennis Herod suffered an unjury resulting in a broken arm as Villa pulled one goal back right before the break.  In an era were substitutes were still an alien concept, an injured player had two options – either get off the pitch to receive treatment or continue with the game if the injury is not that serious. So Herod was left on the pitch for ‘nuisance value’. He...
Cartoon: Get Your TrumpBox!

Cartoon: Get Your TrumpBox!

Politics
x Vimeo Video The Trump White House recently released their fantastical budget plan— fantastically cruel and fantastically phony at the same time. There is basically zero chance the Trump budget will be adopted in its current form, particularly because Congress just passed and the president signed a two-year budget deal. Since Trump’s budget rolls out gigantic cuts for food stamps (SNAP) and introduces a box of nonperishable government-provided food, why not deliver all the bad ideas in a box! (White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney compared the canned-beans-in-a-box program to Blue Apron.) No matter which budget you review, the military gets a fat funding hike and the deficit is on the rise. At least all-out war on the social safety net was partly held off for another day as do
Author Shaka Senghor to speak at Southfield Public Library

Author Shaka Senghor to speak at Southfield Public Library

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In 1991, Detroiter Shaka Senghor went to prison on a 19-year sentence for a murder committed during his drug-dealing days. He was only 19, and a father of two. But Senghor did not remain in prison. After receiving a letter from his son, Senghor turned his life around. His memoir, Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death and Redemption in an American Prison, became a New York Times bestseller, and he has gone on to give TED Talks and appear on Oprah, CNN, CBS This Morning, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, and other shows. Now, the author and activist is coming back to Detroit, with a talk and book signing on Thursday at Southfield Public Library.…