Feed Posts

‘The Great Hack’ dissects Cambridge Analytica and the rise of big data

‘The Great Hack’ dissects Cambridge Analytica and the rise of big data

The abuses associated with big data have become regular headline fodder, and the repercussions of the Cambridge Analytica/Facebook scandal continue to be adjudicated. “The Great Hack” does an admirable job of weaving together those threads in an intelligible way, and how the “dream of the connected world” has been exploited, as academic David Carroll puts…MORE

FT asks law firm to review its reporting on Wirecard as spat escalates

FT asks law firm to review its reporting on Wirecard as spat escalates

The Financial Times has asked a law firm to review its reporting on accounting practices at German payments company Wirecard. The newspaper said in a statement Tuesday that the independent review would be completed by London-based law firm RPC in the coming weeks. German newspaper Handelsblatt has reported that Wirecard gave audio evidence to prosecutors…MORE

How to be the hero a foster child needs

How to be the hero a foster child needs

When it comes to foster care, there is a child behind every statistic yearning for a loving home. The national foster care system served 690,548 kids in 2017, the most recent year reflected in the latest US Department of Health and Human Services report. That’s a figure greater than the population of Washington, D.C., and…MORE

Senate confirms Trump’s pick for defense secretary

Senate confirms Trump’s pick for defense secretary

The Senate Tuesday voted overwhelmingly 90 to 8 to confirm President Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of defense, Mark Esper, giving the Pentagon its first permanent chief since James Mattis stepped down in January. While he received broad bipartisan backing, several Democratic presidential hopefuls including Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar and…MORE

Barr renews fight with tech companies over ‘dangerous’ use of encryption

Barr renews fight with tech companies over ‘dangerous’ use of encryption

Attorney General William Barr renewed the longstanding feud between law enforcement and tech companies over the issue of encryption on Tuesday, arguing that companies are jeopardizing authorities’ ability to prevent major crimes. Speaking at Fordham University’s International Conference on Cyber Security, Barr said it was “dangerous” and “unacceptable” that tech companies’ use of encryption to…MORE

NSA creates new cybersecurity arm to combat foreign threats

NSA creates new cybersecurity arm to combat foreign threats

The National Security Agency announced Tuesday it is creating a new Cybersecurity Directorate, which will “unify NSA’s foreign intelligence and cyberdefense missions and is charged with preventing and eradicating threats to National Security Systems and the Defense Industrial Base.” The new directorate — which will become operational on October 1 — is to be headed…MORE

Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift lead MTV VMA nominations

Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift lead MTV VMA nominations

Ladies rule the 2019 Video Music Award nominations, with Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift leading this year’s list of contenders for the annual MTV award show at 10 nominations each. Among these categories are video of the year, where Grande’s rom-com fueled “thank u, next” and Swift’s pride-themed “You Need to Calm Down” were both…MORE

North Charleston police investigate fatal shooting of transgender woman

North Charleston police investigate fatal shooting of transgender woman

A transgender woman was fatally shot in North Charleston, South Carolina, over the weekend, CNN affiliate WCSC reported Monday. Denali Berries Stuckey, 29, of Charleston, was found dead on the shoulder of a road after 4 a.m. Saturday, North Charleston Police Deputy Chief Scott Deckard told CNN on Tuesday. The incident was initially reported to…MORE

Playlist

Headlines