AM Prep-Cyber Corner
IN THE NEWS: TRUMP AND THE TIMES
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — What was supposed to be a private discussion between President Donald Trump and The New York Times has developed into a war of words triggered by a tweet. Back on July 20, Trump met with Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger — and the contents of the meeting were to be private, per White House request. The embargo was broken by Trump himself, who tweeted yesterday that the meeting discussed how “fake news” has devolved into the news media has becoming what Trump calls an “Enemy of the People.” Sulzberger called out Trump after that, disclosing that at the meeting, he urged the president to stop making broad attacks on journalists. The publisher says he told Trump his anti-press comments are ”″not just divisive but increasingly dangerous.”
IN THE NEWS: BASEBALL TWEETS IN THE NEWS AGAIN
UNDATED (AP) — In baseball, errors usually show up on the scoreboard, right after the runs and hits. But these days some of the “errors” for baseball players are showing up on social media. Yesterday alone, major league players Trea Turner and Sean Newcomb had to apologize for tweets that deal with racist and homophobic themes. Turner, who plays for the Washington Nationals, sent a statement saying he was sorry for racially-tinged tweets he sent years ago. And Atlanta Braves Sean Newcomb had the thrill of coming within a strike of throwing a no-hitter blunted by tweets he sent several when he was 18. Earlier this month, Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader had to apologize after the major league baseball All-Star Game for insensitive tweets he sent out as a teenager.
ON THE WEB: AMERICAN AIRLINES OUTAGE
CYBERSPACE (AP) — American Airlines is apologizing for what it calls an “inconvenience” caused by a computer outage The Federal Aviation Administration says no American Airlines flights took off nationwide for about 40 minutes yesterday. The reason: an outage at the carrier’s main operating and dispatch operations. American calls it “a brief connectivity issue” with one of its data centers. The problem began at 2:05 p.m., eastern — and resolved 40 minutes later, when flights were allowed to resume.
American Airlines site: http://www.aa.com
by Oscar Wells Gabriel II
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