The Daily Populous

Thursday November 15th, 2018 evening edition

image for System error: Japan cybersecurity minister admits he has never used a computer

Yoshitaka Sakurada also seemed confused by the concept of a USB drive when asked in parliament.

System error: Japan cybersecurity minister admits he has never used a computer.

A Japanese minister in charge of cybersecurity has provoked astonishment by admitting he has never used a computer in his professional life, and appearing confused by the concept of a USB drive.

Tokyo medical school offers places to women after sexism scandal Read more.

He also appeared confused by the question when asked about whether USB drives were in use at Japanese nuclear facilities.

“It’s unbelievable that someone who has not touched computers is responsible for cybersecurity policies,” said opposition lawmaker Masato Imai.

Sakurada blamed one particularly unimpressive performance in parliament on the opposition MP Renho Murata, complaining that she had not given him her questions in advance. »

Stormy Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti arrested for domestic violence in LA

Authored by

Michael has ALWAYS been a kind loving father to our two daughters and husband to me.

I will not be intimidated into stopping my pursuit of justice and what is right — Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) November 15, 2018.

"In a statement issued by his firm, Avenatti also called the allegations "completely bogus" and "fabricated. »

Democrats pick up two more House seats as Denham, MacArthur concede

Authored by

Washington (CNN) Democrats picked up two more House seats on Wednesday as Republican Reps. Jeff Denham of California and Tom MacArthur of New Jersey acknowledged they'd been defeated.

The two Democratic victories give Democrats a total of 32 net pickups in the House, bringing the current balance of power come January in Washington to 227 Democrats and 200 Republicans.

California's 10th District was one of several House races in which, as of Wednesday morning, CNN had not yet projected a winner -- including five in California. »

Iceland's president admits he went 'too far' with threat to ban pineapple pizza

Authored by

Nearly two years after the president of Iceland drew Canada's ire with his disparaging comments about pineapple pizza, Gudni Johannesson says he regrets his off-the-cuff remarks.

In a February 2017 interview with As It Happens, the famed pizzamaker said of the president: "He should know better.

"As much as I do not like pineapple on pizza, the individual freedom of having the topping of your choice overrides that.". »

Comcast forced to pay refunds after its hidden fees hurt customers’ credit

Authored by

"Comcast stuck too many Massachusetts customers with lengthy, expensive contracts that left many in debt and others with damaged credit," Healey said.

"These customers were required to pay early termination fees of up to $240 to cancel long-term contracts, even when they downgraded Comcast services to a more affordable monthly package," the announcement said.

Comcast will also forgive outstanding debts for unpaid early termination fees and related late fees. »