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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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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10 Jan 2020

Baidu’s “Xuperchain” launch is just the beginning of China’s blockchain rush

Baidu, China’s largest Internet company, released a preliminary version of its new blockchain service on Thursday. “Xuperchain” is advertised to help small to medium-sized businesses launch decentralized apps or “dapps.” Blockchain is a decentralized public ledger that allows individuals around the world to securely share data with one another. Champions

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09 Jan 2020

U.S. Funds Program With Free Android Phones For The Poor — But With Permanent Chinese Malware

The US government has provided cheap cell service and free smartphones to low-income households for years through its Lifeline Assistance program. However, according to security researchers, the provided Android phones come with previously installed Chinese malware, which allows personal information and data held on the phones to be accessed through

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09 Jan 2020

Electric Cars Will Challenge State Power Grids

A recent study conducted by the Energy Department found that electric cars could have a large impact on the capabilities of state power grids, challenging their ability to effectively charge the onslaught of electric cars. Cities like Seattle aims to have one-third of its residents driving electric vehicles by the

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09 Jan 2020

Senator unveils bill to stop the US from sharing intel with countries using Huawei 5G

Senator Tom Cotton introduced legislation that seeks to prohibit the United States from sharing intelligence with countries allowing the Chinese company Huawei to operate 5G technologies. The legislation, which was introduced earlier this week, would have a major impact on both the US foreign policy and on Huawei. The legislation

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09 Jan 2020

We’re fighting fake news AI bots by using more AI. That’s a mistake.

Recent fake-news scandals have revealed the prevalence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in disseminating inaccurate media. The efforts to combat AI’s pervasiveness, however, are led by AI technology. In his 2018 Congressional testimony, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg suggested that AI will be at the forefront of tackling digital propaganda.   Samuel Woolley,

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