8 days after cyberattack, Baltimore’s network still hobbled
May15

8 days after cyberattack, Baltimore’s network still hobbled

More than a week after a cyberattack hobbled Baltimore’s computer network, city officials said Wednesday they can’t predict when its overall system will be up and running and continued to give only the broadest outlines of the problem. Baltimore’s government rushed to take down most computer servers on May 7 after its network was hit by ransomware. Functions like 911 and EMS dispatch systems weren’t affected,...

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Trump issues order that appears to target China’s Huawei
May15

Trump issues order that appears to target China’s Huawei

President Donald Trump issued an executive order Wednesday to help protect the United States against foreign adversaries that are taking advantage of technological vulnerabilities to threaten U.S. communications systems. The order, which declared a national emergency in response to the threat, does not name specific countries or companies. But it appears to target Chinese tech giant Huawei, the world’s biggest supplier of...

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After New Zealand mosque attacks, Facebook changes its livestream policy
May15

After New Zealand mosque attacks, Facebook changes its livestream policy

Facebook officials, who have admitted their systems failed to prevent the broadcast of the New Zealand mosque massacre on their platform, have announced a new policy for livestreaming. “We will now apply a ‘one strike’ policy to [Facebook] Live, in connection with a broader range of offenses,” Facebook’s vice president of integrity, Guy Rosen, wrote in a post on the company’s site late Tuesday. “From now...

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US seeks new tools to counter unrelenting wave of robocalls
May15

US seeks new tools to counter unrelenting wave of robocalls

U.S. regulators are proposing new tools to counter the unrelenting waves of robocalls received each year in America. The rising volume of calls in the last few years has created pressure on Congress, regulators and phone companies to act. The Federal Communications Commission said Wednesday that it will vote in June on whether to allow to carriers block spam calls by default, which should mean that more spam calls are blocked. Right...

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Japan space startup aims to compete with US rivals within years
May15

Japan space startup aims to compete with US rivals within years

A Japanese startup that launched a rocket into space last month plans to provide low-cost rocket services and compete with American rivals such as SpaceX. Interstellar Technology Inc.’s unmanned MOMO-3 rocket reached 113.4 kilometers (70 miles) in altitude before falling into the Pacific Ocean during its May 4 flight. Company founder Takafumi Horie said Wednesday it plans to launch a first orbital rocket within the next few...

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