News Roundup 12/31/16

  • Russian President Putin will not respond to US sanctions. Putin plans to see what Trump will do when he takes office. [Link] Russia Fyle
  • The DHS/FBI report on Russian hacking lacks sufficient evidence to tie the hack to Russia. [Link]
  • The Obama Administration blames Russia for a Vermont laptop having malware on it. The laptop was not connected to the electric grid but owned by Burlington Electric. [Link]
  • Trump responds to Putin’s move to not add sanctions on the US via Twitter. [Link] Trump Fyle
  • Obama has been historically tough on whistleblowers and reporters. This is setting the stage for Trump to use Obama precedents and do the same. [Link] Bill of Rights Fyle
  • This article looks at some absurd state laws that will go into effect tomorrow. This includes a California law that will regulate cow farts. [Link] Regulations Fyle
  • US trade officials will pursue a probe into Chineses imports of plywood. The probe exams if China sold America plywood at too low of a price. [Link] Trade Fyle
  • Some fighting occurred around Syria yesterday, but the ceasefire held overall. Arguments continue over what groups are included in the ceasefire. The Syrian government insists that al-Qaeda affiliate group are not included but rebels groups say only ISIS and the YPG are not included. [Link] Syria Fyle


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