10 Mar 2020

American forces raid Islamic State hideouts on Qarachogh mountain: witnesses

Early Sunday morning a fight ensued on the Qarachogh Mountain, commonly attacked by ISIS. American forces entered with warplanes and helicopters at approximately 7 am, to surround the intended target, ISIS members. Witnesses claim there were around 200 soldiers fighting, some of which were Americans. Intense fighting ensued after American

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06 Mar 2020

Coronavirus Cases Near 100,000 as Countries Struggle to Contain Spread

On Friday, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases neared 100,000 as infections outside of China are growing and cities are struggling with the epidemic. According to data from Johns Hopkins University, there are currently 98,698 confirmed cases worldwide, more than a fifth of which are in countries other than China.

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05 Mar 2020

U.S.-Taliban Deal Comes Under Pressure Amid Military Action

After a resurgence of violence and diplomatic tension between Washington and Kabul, the Trump administration is facing problems trying to uphold a landmark agreement with the Taliban. President Ashraf Ghani, on Wednesday, declined to meet with Trump’s special envoy that arrived in Kabul in an attempt to salvage an agreement.

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04 Mar 2020

U.S. Is Only The 17th ‘Most Cyber-Secure’ Country, Study Shows

Cybersecurity research organization Comparitech has published a document that lists the US as 17th in terms of the most secure countries when it comes to cyber readiness. Of the 60 countries that were included in last year’s rankings, only 6 have a worse score, and one of them is the

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03 Mar 2020

U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll Climbs to Six as Virus Spreads World-Wide

The US’s coronavirus death toll has risen to six as Washington state emerged as the center of the US outbreak. In Washington, officials reported four additional deaths, 18 confirmed cases, and closed multiple schools to prevent an outbreak and disinfect the property. Three deaths are linked to a specific nursing

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28 Feb 2020

Senate passes bill banning government purchases of Huawei gear

On Thursday, the Senate unanimously approved legislation that would prohibit government agencies from purchasing equipment made by companies considered to be a threat to national security, like the Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE. The legislation specifically focuses on telecommunications equipment, barring the FCC from using funds to help carriers purchase

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28 Feb 2020

FBI Says $140+ Million Paid to Ransomware, Offers Defense Tips

The FBI stated that after analyzing collected ransomware bitcoin wallets and ransom notes, they have determined that ransomware operators have received roughly $140 million in payments over the last six years. At the RSA security conference earlier this week, an FBI agent explained how he analyzed the collected data to

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27 Feb 2020

U.S. Forces Return to Saudi Arabia to Deter Attacks by Iran

2,500 US military personnel have been relocated to Prince Sultan Air Base in Saudi Arabia, nearly 17 years after the US troops largely evacuated the kingdom. After maintaining a small footprint in Saudi Arabia over the past decade and a half, the return of US troops to the country reflects

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27 Feb 2020

White House Touts a Year of AI Initiatives in Roundup Report

On Wednesday, the White House released a report on progress in the development of artificial intelligence technologies over the past year after announcing a big push in the industry in 2019. The White House Office of Science and Technology released a 2019 report that highlights achievements within the field, detailing

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27 Feb 2020

Data breach exposes Clearview AI client list

Clearview AI is a United States-based company that develops facial recognition technology. The startup’s technology is deployed by hundreds of law enforcement agencies in the US for various different programs and uses. Yesterday, the company confirmed that they had suffered from a data breach that exposed their customer list, the

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