information technology

  • Canada Nov 25, 2019

    Secret Documents Reveal How China Mass Detention Camps Work

    The watch towers, double-locked doors and video surveillance in the Chinese camps are there “to prevent escapes.” Uighurs and other minorities held inside are scored on how well they speak the dominant Mandarin language and follow strict rules on everything down to bathing and using the toilet, scores that determine if they can leave. “Manner education” is mandatory, but “vocational...

  • Donald Trump Nov 2, 2019

    Native Workers Not Sure What's Next After Coal Plant Closes

    Ron Little nestles into a familiar seat aboard a train locomotive and slides the window open, leaning out to get a better view of dozens of rail cars that stretch for a mile behind and the landscape he knows so well. The heavy steel wheels roll along a dizzying pattern of concrete railroad ties that snake through sandstone formations, boulder-laden...

  • Donald Trump Nov 2, 2019

    Native Workers Not Sure What's Next After Coal Plant Closes

    Ron Little nestles into a familiar seat aboard a train locomotive and slides the window open, leaning out to get a better view of dozens of rail cars that stretch for a mile behind and the landscape he knows so well. The heavy steel wheels roll along a dizzying pattern of concrete railroad ties that snake through sandstone formations, boulder-laden...

  • California Jul 1, 2019

    New California College Specializes in Low-Cost Adult Career Training

    To compete with for-profit schools, the California Community Colleges system has created an institution of higher education that will focus on providing students between the ages of 25 and 34 who may be putting education on hold due to adult responsibilities, digital vocational training on their own schedule and pace, according to a Calbright College press release.

  • Donald Trump Jun 11, 2019

    Detained US Resident Freed by Iran, on His Way to Lebanon

    A U.S. permanent resident and Lebanese businessman who was imprisoned for years in Iran has been freed and was on his way back to his native Lebanon on Tuesday, a development that comes amid heightened tensions between Iran and the U.S. after President Donald Trump withdrew America from Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers. Nizar Zakka, held in Iran since...

  • Facebook Dec 4, 2018

    Popular Q&A Site Quora Says Hackers Stole Information on 100 Million Users

    Quora, the popular question-and-answer website, said Monday evening that hackers broke into one of its systems and compromised information from approximately 100 million users. CEO Adam D’Angelo said in a blog post the company discovered last week that a malicious third party had gained unauthorized access to one of its systems. Account information, including names, email addresses and encrypted passwords,...

  • Donald Trump Nov 13, 2018

    Veterans Not Receiving GI Bill Benefits Due to Ongoing IT Issues at VA

    The Department of Veterans Affairs is suffering from a series of information technology glitches that has caused GI Bill benefit payments covering education and housing to be delayed or, in some cases, never delivered, NBC News reported. “I’m about to lose everything that I own and become homeless,” said Shelley Roundtree, a U.S. Army veteran and student at Berkeley College...

  • Twitter Oct 19, 2018

    Exclusive: Twitter Pulls Down Bot Network Pushing Pro-Saudi Talking Points About Disappeared Journalist

    Twitter suspended a network of suspected Twitter bots on Thursday that pushed pro-Saudi Arabia talking points about the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the past week. Twitter became aware of some of the bots on Thursday when NBC News presented the company with a spreadsheet of hundreds of accounts that tweeted and retweeted the same pro-Saudi government tweets at...

  • California Sep 21, 2018

    California to Audit DMV Amid Hourslong Wait Times, Outages

    Gov. Jerry Brown ordered an audit Friday of the Department of Motor Vehicles in light of long wait times at field offices.

  • Facebook Aug 8, 2018

    New California Law May Force Small Businesses to Reveal Data Practices

    While it may yet face legal challenges, the California Consumer Privacy Act is set to take effect Jan. 1, 2020. It covers companies that conduct business in California and that fit one of three categories: Those with revenue above $25 million; those that collect or receive the personal information of 50,000 or more California consumers, households or electronic devices; and...

  • California Aug 2, 2018

    Boston Man Accused of Stealing At Least $2 Million in Cryptocurrency, Hacking Tech Execs' Phones

    A college student from Boston was arrested last month after allegedly stealing at least $2 million in cryptocurrency and hacking phones owned by tech executives, according to prosecutors in California. Joel Ortiz, 20, of Allston was ordered held on $1 million bail following his arraignment on 28 counts of grand theft, computer hacking and identity theft in the wake of his July 12 arrest.

  • Donald Trump Jun 28, 2018

    Trump Choice to Head IRS Says He'll Work for All Taxpayers

    Under sharp questioning from some Democratic senators, President Donald Trump’s choice to head the IRS promised on Thursday to work for the benefit of ordinary taxpayers in administering the massive new tax law. Charles Rettig is a Beverly Hills tax lawyer who has represented thousands of individuals and companies in civil and criminal tax matters before the agency and against...

  • California Jun 15, 2018

    Former Corinthian Students to Receive $67M in Private Loan Debt Relief

    California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced in San Francisco on Thursday that the state has reached a settlement of $67 million in loan forgiveness for 35,000 students who took out private loans to attend programs of the now-defunct Corinthian Colleges Inc.

  • Jun 15, 2018

    Ex-Corinthian Students to Receive $67M in Loan Debt Relief

    California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced in San Francisco on Thursday that the state has reached a settlement of $67 million in loan forgiveness for 35,000 students who took out private loans to attend programs of the now-defunct Corinthian Colleges Inc.

  • Donald Trump May 10, 2018

    White House Hosting AI Summit With Tech Firms

    Top U.S. tech executives and researchers are planning to press the Trump administration to invest in artificial intelligence and craft policies they hope will strengthen the economy without displacing jobs. The White House is hosting the “Artificial Intelligence for American Industry” event Thursday. Google, Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft are among dozens of tech firms attending. Top universities are also pitching...

  • United States Apr 9, 2018

    Psych! Colleges Teach Phishing Lesson by Targeting Their Own

    Thousands of university students and employees targeted by email phishing schemes this year have taken the bait. Fortunately, they were duped not by real scammers, but by their own schools — in simulations meant to make them more adept at spotting real threats. When Ohio State University did its first student-focused phishing in January — a strategy also used in...

  • Facebook Apr 6, 2018

    At a Glance: Zuckerberg's Testimony and Other Pending Probes

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before Congress next week, while an EU official plans to speak with Facebook’s No. 2 executive, Sheryl Sandberg, over the company’s data practices. Authorities around the world are investigating allegations that the political data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica inappropriately accessed data on as many as 87 million Facebook users to influence elections. Here’s a look...

  • NBC Mar 29, 2018

    Broken PA System at Tennyson High School in Hayward Raises Concern

    Parents at an East Bay high school are concerned their children are at risk due to a broken PA system on campus.

  • San Jose Mar 28, 2018

    HP Enterprises Moving Its Headquarters to San Jose

    Hewlett Packard Enterprises is moving its headquarters to San Jose. The information technology company will bring 1,000 employees to a 220,000 square foot building.

  • Florida Mar 20, 2018

    Fighting Gun Violence After Shooting Gives Teens Purpose

    Chris Grady was a theater kid counting down the days until he reported for duty in the U.S. Army this summer, when a gunman opened fire at his school. As he huddled in his classroom at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last Wednesday listening to shots ring out nearby, what he felt wasn’t fear, but anger. “Full-on anger,” the thin,...

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