A few weeks ago, New York City’s 75,000 teachers scrambled to learn how to use videoconferencing services like Zoom as novel coronavirus cases began to rise and schools prepared to close their doors and institute remote learning. Now, the city’s teachers will have to scramble once more, after Department of Education Chancellor Richard Carranza announced… Read More

The US Federal Aviation Administration has ordered Boeing 787 operators to switch their aircraft off and on every 51 days to prevent what it called ‘several potentially catastrophic failure scenarios’ – including the crashing of onboard network switches. The airworthiness directive, due to be enforced from later this month, orders airlines to power-cycle their B787s… Read More

Greenidge Generation, a natural gas power plant near the town of Dresden in the Finger Lakes region, announced it had successfully installed a mining farm in its facility. Comprised of nearly 7,000 mining rigs and powered by electricity generated on-site, the facility can mine an average of 5.5 bitcoins (BTC) every day, roughly $50,000, according… Read More

‘Google will never sell any personal information to third parties; and you get to decide how your information is used.’ – Sundar Pichai Sound familiar? Although big tech companies like Google keep the lights on by harvesting and monetizing your personal data, they can be quick to mince words and deny the strawman scenario of… Read More

Concerns over cybersecurity risk and possible spying by China have already brought about bans from DHS, DoD, TSA, and the State Department. On Thursday, two US senators introduced a bill that would ban all federal employees from using the Chinese singing/dancing/jokey platform on government phones. The bill comes from Senators Josh Hawley (R-MO) and Rick… Read More

What a nightmare: your phone goes dead, and you can’t log into your bank account because it’s controlled by a hacker who’s draining you dry. After months-long, cross-border investigations, Europol announced on Friday that it’s arrested more than two dozen people suspected of draining bank accounts by hijacking victims’ phone numbers via SIM-swap fraud. Following… Read More