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The Daily Catch - published on 09/17/16

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The FBI’s Director Says You Should Always Cover Your Webcam With Tape – (

We know Zuckerberg was found to do it, but if the head of the FBI advises us to tape our cams, then I guess it’s time we do.

However, in an interview with US Department of Justice Assistant Attorney General John Carlin in front of an audience at a Washington think tank this week, Comey not only defended his previous remarks, but said that all citizens should be doing the same if they want to protect their own privacy. When asked by Carlin if he still covers his webcam, Comey replied “heck yeah, oh, heck yeah.” Though he acknowledged that he had been “much mocked” for doing so, he insisted that “it’s not crazy that the FBI director cares about personal security as well,” adding that “people ought to take responsibility for their own safety and security.” On the issue of taping up your webcam, he explained that “there are some sensible things you ought to be doing, and that’s one of them.”
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Beer becomes missionary calling card, especially with millennials – (

More and more groups have been starting to meet in a pub or tavern and talk religion. Nothing like a bit of liquid courage before you start tackling the mysteries of the Catholic Faith.

While bringing people together to throw one back and talk religion isn’t a new idea, groups have been turning to the non-traditional pub setting to attract younger people such as millennials. According to a Pew Research Center study, the number of U.S. adults who are affiliated with an organized religion dropped from 83 percent in 2007 to 77 percent in 2014, a trend particularly striking in the millennial generation. That younger group is the focus of a monthly bar event organized by the Basilica of St. Josaphat in Milwaukee, said Emily Burds, the Catholic church’s Director of Evangelization. Besides a free beer, there’s usually a meet and greet, a speaker and discussion. About 60 to 70 people come each month to the “Brewing the Faith” gatherings, which Burds sees as a “means to an end.” “Obviously the end is like greater faith and a relationship with God but also to be connected to a parish community somewhere where they are living,” Burds said.
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