Joe Biden’s new gig

January 20, 2021

U.S. will require incoming travelers provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test

January 13, 2021

Via: Fortune
Category: Federal, Policy

The U.S. will require proof of a negative Covid-19 test before allowing visitors to fly into the country from other nations, in an effort to help airlines regain at least some of their most lucrative international travel. The Centers for […]

Trump is trying to cement his anti-China legacy. Will Biden dismantle it?

January 7, 2021

Via: Fortune
Category: Federal, Policy

Well, it has been an eventful week in Washington. And yet, amid the chaos, President Donald Trump on Tuesday found time to sign an executive order banning transactions with eight more Chinese apps, including Alipay, the payment platform owned by […]

Small mom-and-pop businesses that took PPP loans may face a surprise tax bomb

December 29, 2020

Category: Federal, Policy

While the federal Covid relief bill addresses a key concern for small businesses with forgivable loans, these firms could still face a tax hit — this time on their state returns. In addition to pledging stimulus checks to American households […]

Mobility, Tech

Top leaker spills details on foldable iPhone designs being tested now

January 18, 2021

Via: BGR

Now that Samsung has shown that there is a market, however small, for foldable smartphones, it’s no surprise that Apple is interested in entering the market as well. Lending credence to previous rumors, Bloomberg reports that Apple has started work […]

Big Data, Tech

From blockchain to big data and IoT, tech is trying to speed up vaccine supply chains

January 18, 2021

Via: ZDnet

When Larry Breen worked as a supply-chain manager for a supermarket, dealing with perishable goods came with an easy solution: you stick a yellow label on the item and sell it off for cheaper, in a win-win outcome for broke […]

Policy, State & Local

Biden relief proposal includes $350 billion for state and local government

January 15, 2021

Via: StateScoop

The COVID-19 rescue package President-elect Joe Biden said Thursday he plans to introduce upon taking office includes $350 billion in aid to state and local governments, which have pleaded for months that they need more federal assistance to overcome steep […]

Attacks & Breaches, Security

Ransomware attacks now to blame for half of healthcare data breaches

January 15, 2021

Via: ZDnet

Almost half of all data breaches in hospitals and the wider healthcare sector are as a result of ransomware attacks according to new research. Ransomware gangs are increasingly adding an extra layer of extortion to attacks by not only encrypting […]