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Monday's Morning Email: China Reportedly Violates Hacking Agreement

The Huffington Post The Huffington Post 19/10/2015 Lauren Weber

morning email © Provided by The Huffington Post morning email china obama xi jinping © Provided by The Huffington Post china obama xi jinping TOP STORIES CHINA STILL HACKING AWAY "Hackers associated with the Chinese government have tried to penetrate at least seven U.S. companies in the three weeks since Washington and Beijing agreed not to spy on each other for commercial reasons, according to a prominent U.S. security firm. CrowdStrike Inc said software it placed at five U.S. technology and two pharmaceutical companies had detected and rebuffed the attacks, which began on Sept. 26." [Reuters]

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WINTER IS COMING And the refugee crisis is about to get a lot worse. [NYT]
WILL PAUL RYAN CAVE? "House Republicans return to Washington this week to confront a nearly unprecedented leadership crisis, looming budget deadlines and a deeply uncertain future. Attention is focused on Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, the GOP's 2012 vice presidential nominee, who is under pressure from party leaders to run for House speaker -- a job he repeatedly has made clear he does not want." [AP]
HOW TO BUY YOUR 'STAR WARS' TICKETS May the force be with you. [The Verge]
THE ONLY THING THAT'S STAYED THE SAME IN THE 2016 RACE? "First to Last" takes a look back at our inaugural ranking of 2016 candidates in January. [Howard Fineman and Lauren Weber, HuffPost]
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