Tag: Technology

Hardware, Tech

The US government still wants TSMC to produce chips in America

January 16, 2020

Via: TechSpot

As reported by the Nikkei Asian Review, TSMC makes chips that are used in American F-35 fighter jets. The tension between China and the US is still high despite the countries signing “phase one” of a broader trade agreement this […]

Mobile Security, Security

Trump Slams Apple for Refusing to Unlock Suspected Shooter’s iPhones

January 15, 2020

Via: Threat Post

President Donald Trump has weighed in on Apple’s decision not to help the FBI unlock iPhones of the suspect in a shooting in Florida, slamming the company in a Tweet that demands Apple “step up to the plate and help […]

Networking, Software, Tech

Four technologies that have got the biggest potential to change your healthcare for the better

January 13, 2020

Via: ZDnet

While it’s exciting to think of the long-term impact of brain-computer interfaces and virtual reality in healthcare, digital leaders in the NHS face the much more immediate challenge of using constrained budgets to help improve administrative processes and patient outcomes. […]

Federal, Policy

‘A Complete Overload on the System.’ Congress Focuses on Iran and Impeachment as Healthcare Takes a Backseat

January 8, 2020

Via: Fortune

As tensions between Iran and the United States intensify, as well as confusion over U.S. military strategy, Congress once again finds itself facing an overwhelming crowded agenda and tough decisions about what to prioritize—this time during a presidential election year. […]

Federal, Policy

Trump responds to Iranian attacks: ‘All is well!’

January 8, 2020

Via: CNBC – Top News

President Donald Trump has responded to Tuesday night’s attack by Iran on US and coalition forces stationed at bases in Iraq. “All is well! Missiles launched from Iran at two military bases located in Iraq,” Trump tweeted. “Assessment of casualties […]

Attacks & Breaches, Security

Texas government website defaced with pro-Iran message

January 7, 2020

Via: StateScoop

The website of the Texas Department of Agriculture was briefly defaced Tuesday morning and replaced with an image of Qassem Soleimani, the Iranian general who was killed last week in a U.S. airstrike. A group of hackers referring to themselves […]

Networking Security, Security

Microsoft Access Vulnerability Could Leave 85,000 Businesses Exposed

January 7, 2020

Via: Fortune

Researchers have discovered a flaw in Microsoft’s Access database application that, if left unpatched, could impact up to 60% of U.S. businesses. The flaw, discovered by the team at Mimecast, could lead to the unintended disclosure of sensitive information. Mimecast […]

Networking Security, Security

Facebook data misuse and voter manipulation back in the frame with latest Cambridge Analytica leaks

January 6, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

More details are emerging about the scale and scope of disgraced data company Cambridge Analytica’s activities in elections around the world — via a cache of internal documents that’s being released by former employee and self-styled whistleblower, Brittany Kaiser. The […]

Federal, Policy

Congress Demands Answers on Soleimani Killing as Trump Ratchets Up Threats

January 6, 2020

Via: Fortune

President Donald Trump insists that Iranian cultural sites are fair game for the U.S. military, dismissing concerns within his own administration that doing so could constitute a war crime under international law. He also warned Iraq that he would levy […]

Federal, Policy

IRS drops longstanding promise not to compete against TurboTax

January 3, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

The Internal Revenue Service’s new agreement with the tax-software industry prohibits companies from hiding their free options from search engines and allows the IRS to offer its own tax-return software in competition against TurboTax. That doesn’t mean the IRS will […]