FTC warns health apps to notify consumers impacted by data breaches

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) voted 3-2 Wednesday that a decade-old rule on health data breaches applies to apps that handle sensitive health information, warning these companies to comply.   | Continue reading

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General promises and#39;surge' to fight ransomware attacks

Gen. Paul Nakasone, the head of U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency (NSA), is working to “surge” efforts to respond to the mounting ransomware attacks on critical U.S. | Continue reading

@thehill.com | 2 days ago

Massachusetts Attorney General announces investigation into T-Mobile data breach

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey (D) on Tuesday announced that her office is undertaking an investigation into the recent data breach of T-Mobile that impacted more than 50 million individuals. | Continue reading

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Microsoft delays employees' return to offices indefinitely

The company reversed its decision to have workers back in the office by early October. | Continue reading

@thehill.com | 7 days ago

On-demand voter registration for Texas voters from their homes

Former Rep. | Continue reading

@thehill.com | 9 days ago

Portland to vote to ban Texas travel and trade

The Portland, Ore., City Council is planning to vote Wednesday on a proposal to ban doing business with the state of Texas following the controversial new abortion restrictions enacted in the Lone Star State.  | Continue reading

@thehill.com | 10 days ago

Why can’t we mandate anything? Global resurgence of patrimonial rule

Our research shows it's part of a broad global decline in how people see the legitimacy of apolitical, rational state bureaucracies. | Continue reading

@thehill.com | 10 days ago

It's not a labor shortage – it's a wage and workers rights shortage

Employers complain that too few people are returning to work, but America’s “labor shortage” is really a shortage of good wages and workers rights on the job. | Continue reading

@thehill.com | 11 days ago

Nursing homes warn vaccine mandate could lead to staff shortages

The Biden administration's vaccination requirement is putting a squeeze on nursing homes as they try to balance protecting residents and retaining low-wage staff that have been reluctant to get the shot. | Continue reading

@thehill.com | 11 days ago

Google locks down Afghan government accounts as Taliban looks for access: report

Google has locked down Afghan government accounts as the Taliban is attempting to access the former officials’ emails, a person familiar with the matter | Continue reading

@thehill.com | 12 days ago

American Medical Association Calls for End to Use of Ivermectin for Covid

The American Medical Association (AMA) is calling for the "immediate end" to the use of ivermectin to treat COVID-19, and for doctors to stop prescribing it for that purpose, amid a spike in the use of the drug.  | Continue reading

@thehill.com | 14 days ago

FTC bans 'stalkerware' company from operating in surveillance industry

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Wednesday banned the operation of an app alleged to be used as “stalkerware” and the company’s CEO from the surveillance industry following allegations that the company had | Continue reading

@thehill.com | 15 days ago

Texas school temporarily closes after two teachers die of coronavirus complications

A school district in Texas will temporarily close all of its campuses this week following the death of two teachers from COVID-19. | Continue reading

@thehill.com | 16 days ago

Rand Paul: 'Hatred for Trump' blocking research into ivermectin

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) suggested researchers are not pursuing ivermectin as a possible COVID-19 treatment because of their disdain for former President Trump. | Continue reading

@thehill.com | 17 days ago

Cuba says it will recognize, regulate cryptocurrencies

The Cuban government said Thursday that it will begin to allow citizens to use cryptocurrencies, while imposing regulations for the currencies. | Continue reading

@thehill.com | 20 days ago

NASA releases breathtaking panorama view of Mars

The images were captured in early July by NASA rover Curiosity. | Continue reading

@thehill.com | 21 days ago

The intelligence community's silence is deafening

Private intelligence companies will begin to compete for policymakers’ attention and could slowly push aside the government intelligence community. | Continue reading

@thehill.com | 21 days ago

Dozens of California students, parents stranded in Afghanistan after summer trip

Dozens of California students and parents are stranded in Afghanistan after taking a summer trip to the country. | Continue reading

@thehill.com | 22 days ago

Social Security reports nearly 400k more beneficiary deaths in 2020 than 2019

The new data highlight the need for the Biden administration to communicate with Social Security beneficiaries regarding developments in vaccine policy. | Continue reading

@thehill.com | 22 days ago

It's time to break up Big Tech's media monopoly

As the world of news and information continues to change, antitrust and anti-monopoly laws must change along with it. | Continue reading

@thehill.com | 23 days ago

Apple employees organizing for 'systemic change' in workplace

Apple workers are organizing to push for better workplace conditions across the Silicon Valley giant’s corporate, tech and retail branches.  | Continue reading

@thehill.com | 23 days ago

The Coming Collapse of the Taliban

It is a mistake to assume that the future of Afghanistan’s domestic politics or foreign policy will be determined by a unified Taliban government. | Continue reading

@thehill.com | 23 days ago

Montana legislature passes bill to prohibit employers from mandating vaccine

The Montana legislature has passed a bill prohibiting employers from requiring that their workers get a particular vaccine. | Continue reading

@thehill.com | 24 days ago

It's time to break up Big Tech's media monopoly

As the world of news and information continues to change, antitrust and anti-monopoly laws must change along with it. | Continue reading

@thehill.com | 25 days ago

Scientists discover Stonehenge constructed from nearly indestructible material

Researchers from the University of Brighton conducted the first comprehensive analysis of samples taken from a Stonehenge megalith. | Continue reading

@thehill.com | 27 days ago

Juan Williams: Trump's coup attempt should bar him from 2024 race

OPINION: The former president should be banned by law from ever holding office again. | Continue reading

@thehill.com | 1 month ago

OPINION: The former president should be banned by law from ever holding office again. | Continue reading

@thehill.com | 1 month ago

The Pentagon needs eco-friendly death machines

With issues including mobility and access in the Polar region, energy demands in military force staging and clean water as a source of regional turmoil, climatology as a foundational pillar in defense strategy is a long-term issue that now and future administrations cannot afford … | Continue reading

@thehill.com | 1 month ago

Census: Rural America shrinks as people flock to big cities

The number of Americans who live in rural areas continued to shrink in the last decade while the nation’s largest cities grew substantially, according to new data released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. | Continue reading

@thehill.com | 1 month ago

NY Times tech workers plan walkout amid union fight

Tech workers at The New York Times are planning a walkout on Wednesday in protest of what they see as the news company's attempts to hinder their unionization efforts. | Continue reading

@thehill.com | 1 month ago

More than a million Americans have cheated to get unauthorized vaccine boosters

The CDC internal briefing document estimates that 1.1 million people have received a third vaccine dose. | Continue reading

@thehill.com | 1 month ago

Amazon awarded secret $10B NSA cloud computing contract: report

The National Security Agency has awarded a cloud computing contract worth up to $10 billion to Amazon, Nextgov reported Tuesday. | Continue reading

@thehill.com | 1 month ago

How Detroit residents are building their own internet

Faced with a stark digital divide, Detroit community groups are mobilizing to build an internet network block by block | Continue reading

@thehill.com | 1 month ago

Some Americans fudging vaccine records to get unauthorized 3rd shot

Some Americans, eager to get a booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccine, have started to muddle their vaccine records to claim they are eligible for a shot. | Continue reading

@thehill.com | 1 month ago

Postal Service to slow certain mail deliveries starting in October

U.S. Postal Service on Friday finalized a plan to slow down some first-class mail deliveries as part of an initiative to cut down red ink, Reuters reported. | Continue reading

@thehill.com | 1 month ago

Scientists make discovery of dead zones where nothing can live on two US coasts

Dead zones develop when “excess nutrients” from cities and farms drain —”runoff” — into the water, decaying algae and eventually making the area uninhabitable for most marine life. | Continue reading

@thehill.com | 1 month ago

Fourth police officer who responded to Jan 6 attack dies by suicide

A fourth law enforcement officer who responded to the Capitol on Jan. 6 has died by suicide, the Metropolitan Police Department confirmed to The Hill on Monday. | Continue reading

@thehill.com | 1 month ago

Three quarters of infected in Massachusetts outbreak were vaccinated, CDC says

The new data prompted the CDC’s reversal on masks. | Continue reading

@thehill.com | 1 month ago

House adjourns for recess without passing bill to extend federal eviction ban

House Democratic leaders failed to round up enough votes on Friday to pass legislation extending the federal ban on evictions just two days before it is set to expire, ultimately adjourning the chamber for a long summer recess with no path forward | Continue reading

@thehill.com | 1 month ago

How to slam dunk a whole basketball court in wild style

Project Backboard is posterizing America's neglected basketball courts and revolutionizing the art of basketball | Continue reading

@thehill.com | 1 month ago

Pfizer vaccine effectiveness drops to 84 percent after six months: data

The effectiveness of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine fell from 96 percent to 84 percent over six months, according to data released on Wednesday. | Continue reading

@thehill.com | 1 month ago

Bye-bye, Bitcoin: It's time to ban cryptocurrencies

If China were on board, the possibility of a U.N. Security Council resolution to ban cryptocurrencies could be in the cards. | Continue reading

@thehill.com | 1 month ago

Senate panel votes to make women register for draft

The Senate Armed Services Committee has approved language in its annual defense policy bill that would require women to register for the draft. | Continue reading

@thehill.com | 1 month ago

NASA lander discovers big surprise inside Mars

The agency’s InSight mission garnered new information on how Mars formed. | Continue reading

@thehill.com | 1 month ago

Kaseya obtains key to decrypt systems weeks after ransomware attack

Software company Kaseya on Thursday obtained a key to decrypt its systems and that of customers, which were locked down by a ransomware attack earlier this month. | Continue reading

@thehill.com | 1 month ago

Top health expert says vaccinated people are spreading Delta variant

The CDC currently does not require vaccinated individuals to undergo regular testing. | Continue reading

@thehill.com | 2 months ago

Biden: Social media platforms 'killing people'

President Biden on Friday said that social media companies that allow coronavirus misinformation to spread on their platforms are “killing people,” escalating a fight with Facebook and other companies as the White House warns about the spread of i | Continue reading

@thehill.com | 2 months ago

60 Percent say they think government is holding back info on UFOs

A majority of U.S. voters say they think that the government is holding back information about unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP), also known as UFOs, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds. | Continue reading

@thehill.com | 2 months ago