Microsoft Working with U.S. Government to Prevent Hacking During Midterms

Concerns regarding Russian intervention in the U.S.’ upcoming November midterm elections have intensified, as a Microsoft executive has stated that his company is currently working with the government to ensure that candidates will not be hacked. This statement is a direct contradiction to Donald Trump’s claim that he “laid down the law” when addressing theRead More

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Voting Machine Agency ES&S Admits That It Installed Remote-Access Software

Amidst the controversy surrounding foreign interference in U.S. elections, the nation’s premier voting machine manufacturer has revealed to the federal government that it installed remote-access software in several of its machines. ES&S, the manufacturer in question, confessed in a letter to a federal lawmaker that remote-access software was reportedly installed in its election-management systems, which wereRead More

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Cambridge Analytica Reportedly Accessed Russian Data

According to British Parliament member Damian Collins, a large amount of data which was gathered by Cambridge Analytica included information accessed from Russia and other countries. Collins told CNN that his investigation regarding online misinformation has found Russian IP addresses on the devices which were responsible for the data gathering. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO),Read More

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EU Parliament Votes Against Controversial Copyright Laws

The EU recently voted against a copyright law which would increase websites’ control over copyright infringement and would apply a fee to news sites for linking content. A debate regarding the law has raged for weeks between content creators and distributors. Some have stated that artists have been exploited by websites, and others have saidRead More

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AT&T buys advertising company that focuses on personalized ads

After the controversial move of buying TimeWarner and it’s several subsidiary companies,  AT&T has decided to buy AppNexus, an advertising company that focuses on personalized ads, based on users’ browsing histories. The now multimedia company has stated: “AT&T is investing to accelerate the growth of its advertising platform and strengthen its leadership in advanced TVRead More

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AT&T-Time Warner Merger Completed Shortly After Court Ruling

On Thursday, AT&T announced the completion of their merger and acquisition of Time Warner. This news comes soon after a judge’s ruling that the action falls in line with antitrust laws, which rushed the companies to finish the deal in a short time. The Justice Department has shown no explicit desire to appeal this decision,Read More

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U.S. Sanctions Russian Individuals and Companies After Intelligence Attacks

On Monday, three Russian individuals and five companies were sanctioned after confirming that they had worked on cyber-attacks against the U.S. and its allies. They had worked with Moscow’s military and intelligence services. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin held a press conference where he explained in detail the recent procedures. He stated: The United States isRead More

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NYT Photo Exhibit Brings Us Back to 1978

If you have never been to modern day Central Park, let me paint the picture for you. Among the bright green lawns, well kept landscaping, and lakes filled with turtles, canoes, and tourists, everyone holds the same item: an iPhone. Yes, you’ve heard it before—everyone in this day and age lives through a screen, technologyRead More

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Hacker Got 26 million Email Addresses and Phone Numbers from Ticketfly

Personal information from more than 26 million Ticketfly users has been leaked by hackers. This information comes from Troy Hunt, creator of “Have I Been Pwned,” a website where people are able to check if their email addresses have been found in risky websites. The hacker who leaked the information uploaded the users’ data andRead More

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FDA Approves First Prosthetic Iris in the U.S.

On Wednesday, the  U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved of the first “stand-alone prosthetic iris”  in the United States. The device is said to help patients with eye and sight damage. The device is called the CustomFlex Artificial Iris, and it is supposed to help any individual whose iris has been damaged, or is missing completely.Read More

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