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2016-11-01 23:20:27.177061+00 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

This is a little too perfectly October surprise-y, especially as the "we saw traffic from Donald Trump to the Russian Alfa Bank" story falls apart, but...

Mother Jones: A Veteran Spy Has Given the FBI Information Alleging a Russian Operation to Cultivate Donald Trump

Meanwhile, in other tab dumps:

Flipboard: Google just disclosed a major Windows flaw:

Today, Google’s Threat Analysis group disclosed a critical vulnerability in Windows in a public post on the company’s security blog. The bug itself is very specific — allowing attackers to escape from security sandboxes through a flaw in the win32k system — but it’s serious enough to be categorized as critical, and according to Google, it’s being actively exploited. As a result, Google went public just 10 days after reporting the bug to Microsoft, before a patch could be coded and deployed. The result is that, while Google has already deployed a fix to protect Chrome users, Windows itself is still vulnerable — and now, everybody knows it.


San Francisco finds giving the homeless supportive housing costs less than doing nothing.

In a new report analyzing the effort, it’s clear that the initial cost of housing this population and addressing their medical, mental, and other challenges is high. The service and housing costs for 1,818 homeless people jumped to $61.7 million in the fiscal year spanning 2010 and 2011, when they entered supportive housing, from $19.4 million in the 2007–2008 period, before they had gotten into the program.

But that price tag dropped to $36.4 million by fiscal year 2014–2015. What’s more, that last figure is 9 percent less than what the city spent in 2009–2010 on homeless services alone, the last year before the city spent money on the supportive housing program. That means it ended up paying less on supportive housing and services once the homeless were fully transitioned into the program than it did before they were in housing, with the costs dropping every year they spent housed.

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