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Local governments are forcing the scooter industry to grow up fast
Gone are the days when tech companies can deploy their services in cities without any regard for rules and regulations. Before the rise of electric scooters, cities had already become hip to tech’s status quo (thanks to the likes of Uber and Lyft) and were ready to regulate. We... Read more
US Cyber Command has publicly posted malware linked to a North Korea hacking group
U.S. Cyber Command, the sister division of the National Security Agency focused on offensive hacking and security operations, has released a set of new samples of malware linked to North Korean hackers. The military unit tweeted Wednesday that it had uploaded the malware to VirusTotal, a widely used database for... Read more
Huawei employees reportedly aided African governments in spying
A new report from The Wall Street Journal could be another damning piece of evidence for a company already under a good deal of international scrutiny. The paper is reporting that technicians working for Huawei helped members of government in Uganda and Zambia spy on political opponents. The report... Read more
Pete Buttigieg echoes Warren with $80B rural broadband plan
Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg has unveiled his plan to address the broadband gap in this country: an $80 billion “Internet for All” initiative and set of related reforms. It echoes Senator Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) announcement last week, which is, generally speaking, a good thing. It’s detailed in a... Read more
$600M Cray supercomputer will tower above the rest — to build better nukes
Cray has been commissioned by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to create a supercomputer head and shoulders above all the rest, with the contract valued at some $600 million. Disappointingly, El Capitan, as the system will be called, will be more or less solely dedicated to redesigning our nuclear armament.... Read more
SABC radio stations banned from giving PSL scores
The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) war with the Premier Soccer League (PSL) over broadcast rights has taken a step up a notch, meaning local football will no longer feature on any of their radio stations for the foreseeable future. SABC’s total PSL blackout There has been a PSL... Read more
Huawei’s new OS isn’t an Android replacement… yet
If making an Android alternative was easy, we’d have a lot more of them. Huawei’s HarmonyOS won’t be replacing the mobile operating system for the company any time soon, and Huawei has made it pretty clear that it would much rather go back to working with Google than go... Read more
How tech is transforming the intelligence industry
Shay Hershkovitz Contributor At a conference on the future challenges of intelligence organizations held in 2018, former Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats argued that he transformation of the American intelligence community must be a revolution rather than an evolution. The community must be innovative and flexible, capable of... Read more
Reports say White House has drafted an order putting the FCC in charge of monitoring social media
In the executive order, the White House says it received more than 15,000 complaints about censorship from the technology platforms. The order also includes an offer to share the complaints with the Federal Trade Commission. As part of the order, the Federal Trade Commission would be required to open... Read more
Why AI needs more social workers, with Columbia University’s Desmond Patton
Sometimes it does seem the entire tech industry could use someone to talk to, like a good therapist or social worker. That might sound like an insult, but I mean it mostly earnestly: I am a chaplain who has spent 15 years talking with students, faculty, and other leaders... Read more