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Federal, Policy

Trump’s tariffs are equivalent to one of the largest tax increases in decades

May 16, 2019

Via: CNBC – Top News

President Donald Trump, having championed one of the larger tax cuts in recent years, has now enacted tariffs equivalent to one of the largest tax increases in decades. A CNBC analysis of data from the Treasury Department ranks the combined […]


Federal, Policy, State & Local

Congress will reconsider $1.1 billion ‘Smart Cities and Communities Act’

May 16, 2019

Via: StateScoop

Three Democratic members of Congress have reintroduced the Smart Cities and Communities Act, which would authorize $1.1 billion in federal support over five years for local technology initiatives. Rep. Suzan DelBene from Washington, a co-sponsor, said in a press release […]


Networking Security, Security

Microsoft warns wormable Windows bug could lead to another WannaCry

May 15, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Microsoft is warning that the Internet could see another exploit with the magnitude of the WannaCry attack that shut down computers all over the world two years ago unless people patch a high-severity vulnerability. The software maker took the unusual […]


Hardware, Mobility, Tech

Two major Apple suppliers take a big hit as iPhone sales continue to stumble

May 15, 2019

Via: CNBC – Top News

Foxconn and Japan Display reported disappointing financial results this week as the effects of slowing iPhone sales ripple through Apple’s supply chain. Foxconn sales dipped 17.7% in the first quarter of 2019 to $637.26 million. Japan Display said Wednesday that […]


Attacks & Breaches, Mobile Security, Security

WhatsApp vulnerability exploited to infect phones with Israeli spyware

May 14, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Attackers have been exploiting a vulnerability in WhatsApp that allowed them to infect phones with advanced spyware made by Israeli developer NSO Group, the Financial Times reported on Monday, citing the company and a spyware technology dealer. A representative of […]


Networking Security, Policy, Security, State & Local

California’s new data privacy law could change the internet in the US

May 14, 2019

Via: CNBC – Top News

SAN FRANCISCO — California is embarking on a new era of privacy on the internet, and Xavier Becerra can’t stop thinking about the failed debut of Obamacare. Back in 2013, Becerra, then a Democratic congressman from Los Angeles, watched as […]


Federal, Policy

Supreme Court rules against Apple in App Store antitrust case

May 13, 2019

Via: CNBC – Top News

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled 5-4 against Apple in a case involving its signature electronic marketplace, the App Store, allowing iPhone users to move forward with their suit against the company. The iPhone users argued that Apple’s 30% commission […]


Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure

Adobe intros Commerce Cloud integrations with Google, Amazon and PayPal

May 13, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Adobe on Monday introduced a slew of new features for Commerce Cloud, including integrations with Google, Amazon and PayPal. The software giant said the latest batch of updates, timed to Adobe’s Imagine conference taking place this week, focuses on SMBs […]


Federal, Policy

Chelsea Manning Was Just Released From Jail. Here’s What Happens Next

May 10, 2019

Via: Fortune

Chelsea Manning was released from federal custody Thursday after being held in a Virginia jail for 62 days for refusing to testify to a grand jury about WikiLeaks. Manning was released after the grand jury’s term expired; however, her attorneys […]


Federal, Policy

3 Reasons Why China’s Markets Laughed Off Trump’s Trade War Escalation

May 10, 2019

Via: Fortune

The Chinese markets had a surprisingly good day Friday, given that the U.S. just massively jacked up tariffs against Chinese imports, and the trade negotiations between the two countries appear likely to fail. The Hang Seng Index, having seemed set […]