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Federal, Policy

Beijing Complains of ‘Unjustified Restrictions and Crackdowns’ as U.S.-China Trade Deal Hopes Rise

December 13, 2019

Via: Fortune

Expectations for a U.S.-Chinese trade truce rose Friday, though Beijing accused Washington of unfairly attacking its economy and said a settlement to their costly, 17-month-old conflict must be “mutually beneficial.” A senior Trump administration official said an announcement regarding China […]


Federal, Policy

Boris Johnson’s Overwhelming Election Victory Upends Britain

December 13, 2019

Via: Fortune

Boris Johnson won an emphatic election victory that redraws the political map of Britain and gives the prime minister the mandate he needs to pull the U.K. out of the European Union next month. The result spectacularly vindicated Johnson’s gamble […]


Federal, Policy

Senate Judiciary committee interrogates Apple, Facebook about crypto

December 12, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

In a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday, while their counterparts in the House were busy with articles of impeachment, senators questioned New York District Attorney Cyrus Vance, University of Texas Professor Matt Tait, and experts from Apple and […]


Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure

Why Google Cloud Needs to Get Less Googley

December 12, 2019

Via: Fortune

Each of the three biggest online services, or cloud companies–Amazon, Microsoft, and Google–has its own founding story. Amazon Web Services grew out of the digital software programs the retailer built for itself. Microsoft realized its bigger customers would pay for […]


Attacks & Breaches, Policy, Security, State & Local

Pensacola, Florida, cyberattack is ransomware, officials confirm

December 11, 2019

Via: StateScoop

Authorities in Pensacola, Florida, confirmed Tuesday that a cyberattack the city’s government experienced last weekend was the result of ransomware. Pensacola officials were slow to identify the incident, which began early Saturday morning, as ransomware, though many of the symptoms […]


Infrastructure, Unified Communications, Wireless Infrastructure

Can 5G replace everybody’s home broadband?

December 11, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

When it comes to the possibility of home broadband competition, we want to believe. And in the case of 5G mobile broadband, wireless carriers want us to believe, too. But whether or not technological and commercial realities will reward that […]


Federal, Policy

Democrats Unveil Two Articles of Impeachment Against Trump

December 10, 2019

Via: Fortune

House Democrats unveiled two articles of impeachment Tuesday against President Donald Trump — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — pushing toward historic votes as the president insists he did “NOTHING” wrong. Speaker Nancy Pelosi said ahead of the […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

States need better data recovery to forestall ransomware threats

December 9, 2019

Via: StateScoop

State agencies’ data is increasingly at risk to ransomware attack, in part due to poor backup and recovery practices, according to findings from a new survey. Among state IT and agency leaders polled, 69% said it would take their agency […]


Mobility, Tech

Windows 10 Mobile is over: Prepare for final security patches as support ends

December 9, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Tuesday marks the end of Microsoft’s failed bid to get the world on Windows Mobile, Windows Phone or Windows 10 Phone. Come December 2019 Patch Tuesday, it will be the last time Microsoft ever offers security updates for devices running […]


Hardware, Mobility, Tech

The iPhone 11’s U1 chip necessitates constant geolocation checks, Apple says

December 6, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Earlier this week, security reporter Brian Krebs published a story explaining that Apple’s latest iPhones (iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro) periodically check the user’s location even if the user disables location services individually for each and every app and […]