Watch out for the new ‘ghost hackers’

[ad_1] Imagine if this happened to you. Your spouse passed away and a few weeks after the funeral, you get a message from them that says, “Hi, hope you’re having a great day.” Other friends report they’re getting similar messages from your spouse. Some messages offer big returns in crypto investments. Join over 500,000 people … Read more

Powell Suggests Interest Rates Could Stay High for a Longer Period

[ad_1] The Federal Reserve is likely to wait longer than initially expected to cut interest rates, given stubborn inflation readings in recent months, the central bank’s top two officials said Tuesday. Policymakers came into 2024 looking for evidence that inflation was continuing to cool rapidly, as it did late last year. Instead, progress on inflation … Read more

UnitedHealth says Change Healthcare cyberattack cost it $872 million

[ad_1] A cyberattack earlier this year against a UnitedHealth Group subsidiary has proved costly for one of the nation’s largest employers.  The health insurance giant on Tuesday noted $872 million in “unfavorable cyberattack effects” in its report of first quarter operations earnings. Those unfavorable effects refer to the February 21 cyberattack on Change Healthcare, which shut … Read more

Smartmatic and OAN Settle Defamation Suit

[ad_1] The voting technology company Smartmatic reached a settlement on Tuesday in its defamation lawsuit against One America News Network, a far-right broadcaster, over the amplification of election falsehoods about the 2020 presidential election. The terms of the settlement were confidential and could not immediately be learned. Smartmatic filed the lawsuit in 2021, accusing OAN … Read more

UK lawmakers back landmark bill to gradually phase out smoking for good

[ad_1] LONDON — The British government’s plan for a landmark smoking ban that aims to stop young people from ever smoking cleared its first hurdle in Parliament on Tuesday despite vocal opposition from within Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s Conservative Party. The bill, a key policy announced by Sunak last year, would make it illegal to … Read more

Google workers stage sit-ins to protest company’s work with Israel

[ad_1] SAN FRANCISCO — A group of Google employees staged sit-ins at two of the company’s offices Tuesday to protest the tech giant’s work with the Israeli government, escalating the conflict inside tech companies over the war in Gaza and whether U.S. companies should sell their technology to Israel. Protesters at Google’s Sunnyvale, Calif., offices … Read more

What a murderous Winnie the Pooh can tell us about the public domain and remix culture

[ad_1] LOS ANGELES — The giant stuffed bear, its face a twisted smile, lumbers across the screen. Menacing music swells. Shadows mask unknown threats. Christopher Robin begs for his life. And is that a sledgehammer about to pulverize a minor character’s head? Thus unfolds the trailer for the 2023 movie “Winnie the Pooh: Blood and … Read more

Texas set to be fined $100,000 per day after failing to investigate allegations of abuse in foster care system

[ad_1] A federal judge is fining Texas $100,000 per day for routinely neglecting to adequately investigate allegations of abuse and neglect raised by children in the state’s struggling foster care system. U.S. District Judge Janis Graham Jack in Corpus Christi ruled Monday that the Texas Health and Human Services agency has shown contempt of her … Read more