Hillicon Valley: #Google to promote original reporting | Senators demand answers from Amazon on worker treatment | Lawmakers weigh response to ransomware attacks

GAME CHANGE: Google will start promoting news articles that feature original reporting in its search results in an effort to push users to more “authoritative” outlets, the company announced Thursday. The shift could spell trouble for the media ecosystem that has grown around the practice of aggregating exclusive and original news…

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Poland to launch cyberspace defence force

NATO member Poland will launch a cyberspace defence force by 2024 made up of around 2,000 soldiers qualified in cybersecurity, the defence minister said on Thursday after formally approving it. “We’re well aware that in today’s world it’s possible to influence the situation in states by using these methods (cyberwar),”…

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4 Reasons Why Someone Would #Hack Your Car

If hackers are going to break into our cars they’ll most likely be motivated by profit over anything else. Autonomous vehicles haven’t even hit public roads in any kind of widespread deployment yet, but Hollywood is already painting frightening scenarios on the potential of car hacking. The 2019 remake of Child’s…

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Army Multi-Domain Wargame Reveals C2 Shortfalls

WASHINGTON: Robotic mini-tanks. High-speed scout aircraft. High-powered jammers. Long-range artillery. More than 16,000 simulated troops and 13 locations. Last month’s Unified Challenge wargame modeled a host of current future Army weapons, but the 400 human players found one thing painfully lacking: a real-time digital picture that could track their fast-moving, far-flung forces over the land, air,…

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Towns County holds solemn #Sept. 11 ceremony

Elected officials and several pastors spoke at the Sept. 11 memorial event, offering solemn words of remembrance and emphasizing the profound effects of unity. Hiawassee Mayor LIz Ordiales (left) with Towns County Commissioner Cliff Bradshaw and Young Harris Mayor Andrea Gibby. Young Harris Mayor Andrea Gibby shared opening remarks. “So…

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Israel blamed for D.C. Stingrays

STINGRAY BOMBSHELL — The mystery of who planted cellphone surveillance devices, also known as Stingrays, near the White House appears to be solved thanks to the intrepid work of POLITICO White House reporter Daniel Lippman. The U.S. government believes it was Israel, three former senior U.S. officials told him — and…

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Mohawk applies for #cyber snow days

There will be snow. And when it comes with icy roads, power outages, deep-freeze temperatures or other events which cancel classes due to inclement weather, the Mohawk Area School district will be ready. The school board this week formally applied to the Pennsylvania Department of Education to schedule up to…

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