How serious is the Capital One hack?

How serious is the Capital One hack?

It is both profoundly serious and not that serious. The profoundly serious part: a lot of records, very sensitive records, were breached. Somebody got inside and got credit card applications, which means names, Social Security numbers, you don't want that combination. On the other hand, it doesn't look like she's sold them or did anything bad with them. So it's possible you're sensitive information was breached but not misused.

Did Saudi Arabia use Facebook to attack its enemies?

It used Facebook to create fake news. I'm not sure whether it was to attack its enemies or to praise its own leaders. But it's really lame that the government was setting up fake accounts on Facebook trying to make them seem like news accounts and publishing misinformation. That's garbage. I'm glad Facebook caught them.

Can AI detect kidney damage?

It seems from Google's investigations that there actually is new research showing that A.I. can anticipate when there's kidney damage. That is a very good thing. Let's see where it goes.

Paper was originally made from rags until the introduction of cellulose in 1800. Since then, it has transformed into a "circular" industry, with 55% of paper produced in Italy recovered. It no longer just comes from trees, either. Some companies produce paper with scraps from the processing of other products like wool and walnuts.

Learn more about this rags to riches story in Eni's new Energy Superfacts series.

Donald Trump can still win re-election in November, but foreign governments read the same polls we do. They know that Joe Biden heads into the homestretch with a sizeable polling lead — both nationally and in the states most likely to decide the outcome. Naturally, they're thinking ahead to what a Biden foreign policy might look like.

They're probably glad that Biden gives them a half-century track record to study. (He was first elected to local office in 1970 and to the US Senate in 1972.) The six years he spent as ranking member, then chairman, of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, his term as co-chairman of the Senate's NATO Observer Group, and his eight years as Barack Obama's vice president tell them that he's essentially a "liberal internationalist," a person who believes that America must lead a global advance of democracy and freedom — and that close cooperation with allies is essential for success.

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On GZERO World, Ian Bremmer explores the escalating tension between the world's two biggest geopolitical and economic players—the US and China. With guest Zanny Minton Beddoes, Editor-in-Chief of The Economist, Bremmer discusses the modern history of China after the fall of the Soviet Union and why another Cold War might be inevitable.

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On the GZERO World Podcast, Ian Bremmer explores the escalating tension between the world's two biggest geopolitical and economic players—the US and China. With guest Zanny Minton Beddoes, Editor-in-Chief of The Economist, Bremmer discusses the modern history of China after the fall of the Soviet Union and why another Cold War might be inevitable.

Donald Trump, Jair Bolsonaro, and Vladimir Putin gather via Zoom for a meeting of the Pandemic Presidents. But who's the top Corona King of them all? #PUPPETREGIME