Puerto Rico’s government lost $2.6 million to a phishing scam

An email phishing scam duped the government of Puerto Rico into transferring more than $2.6 million into a fraudulent account, The Associated Press reports. A government agency transferred the funds on January 17th, but the incident was just discover… Source: https://www.engadget.com/2020/02/13/puerto-rico-government-loses-millions-phishing/ Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The Article Was […]

Judge grants Amazon’s request to put Microsoft’s Pentagon contract on hold

For months, Amazon has been making a fuss over the Pentagon’s decision to award Microsoft the $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract. The company has said that President Trump’s “personal vendetta” cost it the contract, a… Source: https://www.engadget.com/2020/02/13/judge-pauses-microsoft-jedi-contract/ Proactive Computing found this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By:

Marie Yovanovitch: The State Department is in trouble

Marie Yovanovitch, the retired former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, used an award acceptance speech at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., Wednesday to criticize the Trump administration. “Right now, the State Department is in trouble. Senior leaders lack policy vision, moral clarity, leadership. The policy process has been replaced by decisions emanating from the top with […]

14% of Americans struggle to pay medical bills

The number of people struggling to pay medical bills has fallen by 5.5 percentage points since 2011, but more than 14% of Americans still had problems in 2018, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Why it matters: “Families with problems paying medical bills may experience serious financial consequences, […]

Facial recognition doesn't work – but that won't stop it from coming after you

There have been enough warnings about the technology and its effectiveness that the government should be holding back on any roll out Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/facial-recognition-technology-problems-racism-police-arrests-a9332516.html Proactive Computing found this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By: Kuba Shand-Baptiste

This Roger Stone controversy is the last straw — Bill Barr needs to go while we still have a democracy to save

Prosecutors have been dropping like flies, with one even quitting his entire job this week as it becomes more and more obvious that Stone merely represents the President’s interests Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/roger-stone-trump-bill-barr-attorney-general-impeach-mueller-doj-a9332196.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By: Carli Pierson

How the debate over the ERA became a fight over abortion

Conservative activists waged a successful campaign against the Equal Rights Amendment decades ago by warning it would force women into combat, legalize gay marriage and erode gender roles. But in 2020, opponents are zeroing in on one line of attack: a claim that ERA would require taxpayer-funded abortions. The House will vote later this week […]

U.S. employers add a strong 225K jobs; unemployment up to 3.6%

Hiring jumped at the beginning of the year as U.S. employers added 225,000 jobs, bolstering an economy that faces threats from China’s viral outbreak, an ongoing trade war and struggles at Boeing. The Labor Department also said Friday that a half-million people streamed into the job market in January, though not all of them found […]

US appeals court will not rule on repealing net neutrality laws

A US appeals court said it will not reconsider an October ruling that upheld the repeal of net neutrality laws, Reuters reports. Tech and advocacy groups, along with 15 states, had requested that the ruling be reconsidered. The appeals court’s decisi… Source: https://www.engadget.com/2020/02/07/net-neutrality-us-appeals-court/ Proactive Computing found this story and shared it with you. The Article […]

White House: Dell, Microsoft, AT&T, others working on open standard for 5G tech to counter China’s Huawei

The Trump White House says it is working with U.S. technology companies to develop software for next-generation 5G telecommunications networks, in an effort to reduce reliance on China’s Huawei. Companies involved in the effort include Dell, Microsoft and AT&T, White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow said. From the Wall Street Journal: Seeking to blunt the […]