14 Jan 2020

Apple Lawsuit Against Cyber Startup Threatens ‘Dangerous’ Expansion Of Copyright Law

Apple has been criticized for claims that the cybersecurity startup Corellium has broken copyright laws. Apple and Corellium head towards meditation talks as experts say the lawsuit could lead to an expansion of the US copyright law, endangering security researchers and software creators that use Apple tech within their respective

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14 Jan 2020

New Trump Team Warning—Huawei Employs Chinese Spies, Using Its Tech ‘Madness’

The US continues to press the UK to make a decision on whether Huawei will be allowed to operate within the European country as its new 5G networks approach. US security officials have warned the UK that failure to exclude Huawei’s equipment in the implementation of 5G networks would be

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14 Jan 2020

Why Visa Is Buying Fintech Startup Plaid For $5.3 Billion

Visa announced that it plans to acquire Plaid, a startup that connects payment apps like Venmo to users’ bank accounts to transfer funds they have received through the apps. The acquisition will cost Visa a whopping $5.3 billion, although the company Plaid was valued at $2.65 billion just a year

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14 Jan 2020

Energy Department Launches Challenge for Next-Gen Storage Technologies

The Energy Department announced that it will launch a comprehensive program designed to accelerate the development of innovative energy storage technologies in the United States. The project aims to advance the nation’s global leadership in space, as well as to further the use of next-generation energy storage tech. The agency

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14 Jan 2020

US troops in Iraq got warning hours before Iranian attack

American troops knew about the impending missile barrage hours before they hit. Ain al-Asad airbase in western Iraq went on lockdown several hours before the attack, which was carried out by Iranian forces. The attack, which lasted nearly two hours, caused no US casualties, however, several troops were treated for

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13 Jan 2020

UK requests extradition of former US diplomat’s wife accused in death of British teen

The United Kingdom has delivered an extradition request to the US State Department, asking that Anne Sacoolas be transported to the UK for trial. Sacoolas is the wife of a former US diplomat who has been charged with causing the death of a teenager in England. The teen was riding

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13 Jan 2020

Malta gets a new prime minister amid scandal over the killing of a journalist

Robert Abela, a lawyer, will become Malta’s new Prime Minister after a surprising victory that was triggered by a political scandal over the assassination of a journalist that destroyed the reputation of the country’s previous leader and his allies. Abela will succeed Joseph Muscat, who announced his resignation in December

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13 Jan 2020

Iran Faces Growing Criticism at Home, Abroad Over Downing of Ukrainian Plane

A second day of protests spread beyond Iran’s capital Tehran as demonstrators took to the streets to display discontent over the recent plane crash. Iranian officials admitted that armed forces accidentally shot down a Ukranian passenger airliner despite previous denials. Iran has faced international backlash and domestic criticism since officials

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13 Jan 2020

Voters in Taiwan go to the polls amid fears of Beijing’s influence and fake news

Taiwan prepared for elections this past Saturday amid tense relations with Beijing, which has been accused of trying to distort results in its favor. This year’s election has been dominated by Taiwan’s relationship with Beijing. Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen is leading the polls and is expected to claim victory after

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13 Jan 2020

4 Ring Employees Fired For Spying on Customers

The company Ring, owned by Amazon, released a statement that declared it had fired four employees after they exhibited inappropriate access to customers’ video feeds. The letter was sent to senators in response to the public scrutiny the company has been facing from the Senate. Over the past year, Ring

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