24 Sep 2021

Air Force Reserve Command Prepares for 5G Boost

On Tuesday, the Air Force revealed that it is working with the Verizon Public Sector to deploy 5G Ultra Wideband mobility technology to seven different Air Force Reserve Command installations. The bases are located in Florida, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas. The installations are set to commence this

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22 Sep 2021

Amazon Driver-Surveillance Cameras Roll Out, Sparking Debate

Drivers working for Amazon Delivery Service Partners are under constant surveillance for safe driving. They are currently monitored by artificial intelligence systems that award them with scores for safe driving. The score is used to give out bonuses, promotions, and more incentives. Some drivers have complained that the technology is

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20 Sep 2021

SpaceX capsule returns four civilians from orbit, capping off first tourism mission

On Saturday, four individuals returned to Earth after a three-day space excursion aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule. The arrival marked the end of the first-ever flight to Earth’s orbit flown entirely by tourists. Passengers included billionaire mission commander Jared Isaacman, 29-year-old cancer survivor Hayley Arceneaux, educator and geologist Sian

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16 Sep 2021

Biden and UK to help Australia acquire nuclear-powered submarines in new pushback on China

On Wednesday, US President Joe Biden announced a new effort with the UK and Australia that aims to help the latter nation acquire nuclear-powered submarines. The operation looks to counter China and build international backing for the US in its approach to Beijing. The announcement was released as part of

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14 Sep 2021

DOD Funds HBCUs to Advance Biotechnology and Materials Science Research

Two historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have been selected to receive a collective $15 million in Defense Department funding to form centers of excellence in biotechnology and materials science. The Pentagon currently views the two topics as near-term priotirites. The two institutions selected are Morgan State University in Baltimore,

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08 Sep 2021

DOJ Seeks Congressional Funding to Implement Policy on Body-Worn Cameras

On September 1, the Justice Department gave a press release in which it cited a commitment to transparency and accountability in the government. The department called for all federal law enforcement agents to be equipped with body-worn cameras. The Justice Department is now calling on Congress to fund the move,

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02 Sep 2021

The Taliban Reportedly Have Control of US Biometric Devices

Alarming reports have emerged that indicate the Taliban has access to biometric data collected by the US to track Afghans, including those who worked for US and coalition forces. The insurgents could not only potentially access the data, but they also have obtained access to some biometric devices as well.

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31 Aug 2021

Verizon and Microsoft team up to offer 5G edge cloud computing for businesses

On Tuesday, Verizon announced that it would be partnering with Microsoft to offer a new edge computing solution for businesses that would be available on-premises. The new service leverages Verizon 5G Edge and Microsoft Azure Stack Edge, enabling businesses to deploy real-time enterprise applications. The technology would also allow companies

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30 Aug 2021

Samsung Reveals Kill Switch That Can Remotely Disable Stolen TVs

Samsung, an early leader in smart TVs, has revealed a kill switch that can remotely disable stolen TVs in the case of theft. Most of Samsung’s TVs feature wired or wireless connectivity and have the capability to run apps, stream videos without Apple TV or Roku, and even access PCs.

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26 Aug 2021

Glitch Exposed Data of Alleged Treaty Violator to FBI

A software program flaw allegedly resulted in private data belonging to a treaty violator being exposed to unauthorized FBI agents for months. The Palantir program was reportedly exploited by at least three FBI employees to view data belonging to US citizen and Singapore resident Virgil Griffith. Griffith is a former

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