The Federal Government Gave Billions to America’s Schools for COVID-19 Relief. Where Did the Money Go?

October 21, 2021

After the pandemic shut down schools across the country, the federal government provided about $190 billion in aid to help them reopen and respond to the effects of the pandemic. In the year and a half since millions of children […]

US talks global cybersecurity without a key player: Russia

October 13, 2021

Category: Cybersecurity

Amid an epidemic of ransomware attacks, the U.S. is discussing cybersecurity strategy this week with 30 countries while leaving out one key player: Russia. The country that, unwittingly or not, hosts many of the criminal syndicates behind ransomware attacks was […]

Summer storms were a climate-change wake-up call for subways

October 7, 2021

When the remnants of Hurricane Ida dumped record-breaking rain on the East Coast this month, staircases into New York City’s subway tunnels turned into waterfalls and train tracks became canals. In Philadelphia, a commuter line along the Schuylkill River was […]

IT Policy, Tech

Consumer Protection Agency orders US tech giants to hand over data on payment systems

October 21, 2021

Via: TechSpot

Request were initially sent to Apple, Amazon, Facebook, PayPal, Google and Square, the bureau said, and are pursuant to Section 1022(c)(4) of the Consumer Financial Protection Act. Specifically, the bureau believes the information will provide insight into data harvesting and […]

Health Care, Industry

NYC requiring vaccine for cops, firefighters, city workers

October 20, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

New York City will require police officers, firefighters and other municipal workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be placed on unpaid leave, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday, giving an ultimatum to public employees who’ve refused and ensuring a […]

Health Care, Industry

White House details plans to vaccinate 28M children age 5-11

October 20, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

Children ages 5 to 11 will soon be able to get a COVID-19 shot at their pediatrician’s office, local pharmacy and potentially even their school, the White House said Wednesday as it detailed plans for the expected authorization of the […]