One week later: Tensions are still simmering over the last week’s ruling in the Michael Brown case. Protesters interrupted last night’s speech in Atlanta by Attorney General Eric Holder. Demonstrators were escorted out of the church after about 30 seconds. In the speech, Holder said he wasn’t mad about the interruption and plans to announce “rigorous new standards” for federal law enforcement “to help end racial profiling, once and for all.” The new guidance will be released in the coming days. Back in Washington, President Obama met Cabinet members, law enforcement officials, young activists and others. Following the sessions, he called for a “sustained conversation” surrounding the relationship between police and the communities they serve.
2. HACKING THREAT
Breached: It seems the hackers are always one step ahead. The FBI is warning businesses about a new threat after last week’s attack on Sony Pictures. The bottom line: The same type of malicious software that infected Sony’s computer systems can get your company too. Businesses were alerted about the new threat and what the hackers could do once inside the business’ computers. Because of the hack on the Hollywood studio, Brad Pitt’s “Fury” and the remake of the musical “Annie,” have become available on illicit web sites. Screener copies of at least five unreleased Sony films have also made their way online.
3. JEB BUSH
Pretend you’re surprised: Jeb Bush is considering a run for the White House. When will he decide? “In short order,” according to the son of one president and the brother of another. Bush said his decision on whether to seek the Republican nomination in 2016 will hedge on whether he can “lift people’s spirits and not get sucked into the vortex.” Bush added that Republicans need to take a more positive approach in 2016. During a Wall Street Journal event, the former Florida governor argued for an overhaul of entitlement programs and energy, education and immigration policies.
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