The White House just bought four more months for NSA reauthorization

All year, legislators have been bracing for a major fight over NSA surveillance. The 2015 bill that reauthorized the Patriot Act is set to expire on December 31st of this year. That would leave just a few weeks left to replace it and potentially add new restrictions to the NSA’s sprawling surveillance powers as part of the deal.

Now, it looks like legislators may have more time than they thought. According to a New York Times report today, the White House believes the Patriot Act’s surveillance provisions won’t expire until four months into 2018. Lawyers point to a one-year certification that was granted on April 26th of last year. If that certification is taken as a legal authorization for the FISA court overall — as White House lawyers…

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Select Chromebook owners can get six months of Netflix for free

If you're picking up a Google Pixelbook, a Samsung Chromebook Plus or a Samsung Chromebook Pro this holiday season, Google wants to make your present (whether to yourself or someone else) even better. Through the end of the year, any of these devices…
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[Free Alert] Grab 6 months of Netflix for absolutely nothing if you own a Pixelbook or a Samsung Chromebook Plus/Pro

Google often likes to give free things to people after they’ve purchased their products. Just look at Chromecast owners and all the Google Play credit they’re drowning in. Now the same thing appears to be happening to owners of certain Chromebooks; if you own a Google Pixelbook, a Samsung Chromebook Plus, or a Samsung Chromebook Pro, you can get six months of Netflix for the incredible price of free.99.

Both existing and future owners are eligible to receive six months of Netflix’s $ 11.99/month ‘Two Screens at a Time’ streaming plan for a total value of $ 65.94.

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[Free Alert] Grab 6 months of Netflix if you own a Pixelbook or a Samsung Chromebook Plus/Pro

Google often likes to give free things to people after they’ve purchased their products. Just look at Chromecast owners and all the Google Play credit they’re drowning in. Now the same thing appears to be happening to owners of certain Chromebooks; if you own a Google Pixelbook, a Samsung Chromebook Plus, or a Samsung Chromebook Pro, you can get six months of Netflix for the incredible price of free.99.

Both existing and future owners are eligible to receive six months of Netflix’s $ 11.99/month ‘Two Screens at a Time’ streaming plan for a total value of $ 65.94.

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[Free Alert] Grab 6 months of Netflix if you own a Pixelbook or a Samsung Chromebook Plus/Pro was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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Blue Apron has replaced co-founder and CEO Matt Salzberg just five months after its IPO

The company’s CFO Brad Dickerson is taking over the top role.

Beleaguered meal-kit company Blue Apron announced on Thursday that its board had replaced co-founder and CEO Matt Salzberg with the company’s CFO, Brad Dickerson.

Dickerson joined Blue Apron in February of 2016 after 11 years at Under Armour, where he held CFO and COO roles.

Dickerson steps into the top role just five months after Blue Apron’s IPO amid considerable turmoil at the New York City-based company. The company priced its June IPO at $ 10 a share but has seen its stock price fall to just $ 3 after disclosing operational problems at a new warehouse that led to marketing cuts, disappointing revenue forecasts and staff layoffs.

In an interview with Recode, Dickerson insisted that Salzberg was the “driver” of the decision and wanted to take on a role that was more focused on long-term ideas for future growth opportunities. Salzberg will remain chairman of the company’s board and be paid $ 470,000 for another year of work.

Even if you believe that version of the story, one would imagine that pressure was building on the board of directors to make a change; the company’s stock performance has been the worst of any major company that has gone public this year.

Dickerson said he hoped the change would result in faster operational and profit-margin improvements.


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