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Policy, State & Local

Washington mobilizes a massive troop buildup in the capital ahead of Biden inauguration

January 14, 2021

Via: Fortune

Soldiers took up positions in the U.S. Capitol in a scene reminiscent of Civil War deployments as Washington braced for the inauguration of a new president and a vote to impeach the current one. With more than 20,000 National Guard […]


Federal, Policy

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

January 13, 2021

Via: Fortune

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 […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

US bulk energy providers must now report attempted breaches

January 11, 2021

Via: CSO Online

One of the most pernicious aspects of the far-reaching and potentially devastating SolarWinds supply chain hack is that it successfully evaded detection for at least ten months by hiding inside seemingly normal software operations. The hack of SolarWinds’ Orion product […]


Applications, Infrastructure, Unified Communications

Twitter shares dive as lawmakers see Trump ban as evidence for stronger Big Tech regulation

January 11, 2021

Via: Fortune

Twitter’s share price fell by as much as 8% in premarket trading Monday morning, following the company’s Friday decision to permanently suspend U.S. President Donald Trump’s account. Although the affected account (@realDonaldTrump) was the President’s personal account, it was the […]


Applications, Infrastructure

TikTok banned Trump before Trump could ban TikTok

January 11, 2021

Via: Fortune

For months, U.S. President Donald Trump has tried to ban TikTok, the wildly popular short-video app owned by Chinese technology company ByteDance, on the grounds that the app’s Chinese ownership poses a national security threat. U.S. officials claim that TikTok […]


Policy, State & Local

Court says Uber can’t hold users to terms they probably didn’t read

January 6, 2021

Via: ArsTechnica

The highest state court in Massachusetts has rejected Uber’s efforts to force a blind man’s discrimination claims to be settled in arbitration. In the process, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court raised the bar for technology companies trying to impose one-sided […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

As coronavirus cases surge, so do cyberattacks against the healthcare sector

January 5, 2021

Via: ZDnet

The healthcare sector should brace itself against an increase in cyberattack rates and a variety of attack vectors over the coming months, researchers have warned. On Tuesday, cybersecurity firm Check Point released new statistics that show a 45% increase in […]


Policy, State & Local

Massachusetts aims to ban the sale of new gas-powered vehicles by 2035

January 5, 2021

Via: TechSpot

This upcoming rule is the second such statewide ban we’ve seen to date, with the first being California’s identical rules (which have the same 2035 deadline). It’s clear that Massachusetts took inspiration from the west coast state, but in this […]


Federal, Policy

Nancy Pelosi is narrowly reelected House speaker

January 4, 2021

Via: Fortune

Nancy Pelosi was narrowly reelected Sunday as speaker, giving her the reins of Democrats’ slender House majority as she and President-elect Joe Biden set a challenging course of producing legislation to tackle the pandemic, revive the economy and address other […]


Federal, Policy

Privacy nightmare? FAA’s drone tracking rules have big consequences

January 4, 2021

Via: ZDnet

In the last week of December, while many of us were sleeping off a bizarre holiday season after a long, wearying year, the FAA announced final rules for Unmanned Aircraft (UA), more commonly known as drones. The new rules, which […]