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Widespread Internet Outage Hits U.S. East Coast

Thousands of users across the U.S. East Coast faced widespread internet outage from providers including Verizon Communications Inc on Tuesday, disrupting services offered by Google, Amazon, Zoom, Slack and other tech firms. Verizon, a major broadband services provider in the …

As Inauguration Nears, Law Enforcement Scrutiny Drives U.S. Extremists Into Internet’s Dark Corners

Shortly after rampaging Trump supporters attacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, a fan of the president posted a message on the pro-Donald Trump website TheDonald.win. Inspired by the mob’s attempt to stop lawmakers from confirming President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral …

U.S. Justice Department Proposes Changes to Internet Platforms’ Immunity

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump met with nine Republican state attorneys general on Wednesday to discuss the fate of a legal immunity for internet companies after the Justice Department unveiled a legislative proposal aimed at reforming the same law. Trump …

Power the WiFi or the Fan? California Fires and Blackouts Test Home Offices

Silicon Valley workers previously enjoyed some of the most well-appointed offices in corporate America. Lunch was free, dry-cleaning was on site and the internet was lightning fast. Now that those workers have settled into their less glamorous home offices, they’re …

U.S. Charges Four Chinese Military Members Over Equifax Hack

The Department of Justice announced charges Monday against four members of China’s People’s Liberation Army for the 2017 hack of Equifax Inc., a breach that exposed the personal information of about 145 million Americans. The announcement by Attorney General William …

Black Guest Ousted from Doubletree Hotel Sues for $10M

PORTLAND, Ore. — A hotel guest whose lawyers say he was ousted from a DoubleTree hotel in Oregon for “calling his mother while black” from his cellphone in the hotel lobby is seeking $10 million in a lawsuit. The lawsuit …

Subrogation Counsel, Data Breaches, And Cybersecurity

What do you really know about the strengths and weakness of the cybersecurity measures taken by the subrogation counsel and recovery vendors you engage to assist with subrogation recoveries? This past April, Yahoo entered into a $117.5 million settlement in …

Missouri’s Freshman Senator Taking on Candy Crush

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Missouri U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley is taking on the tech industry, including apps and tools aimed at children. Hawley last week introduced legislation that would ban “pay-to-win” apps like Candy Crush that he said are targeted …

How High-Tech Use by Young Agents Is Changing the Way the Insurance Industry Operates

San Diego, CA, 05/23/12 – Tech-savvy young independent insurance agents are changing how the property/casualty insurance industry operates, a new survey reveals. Jason D. Cass, owner of the JDC Insurance Group based in Centralia, Ill., who also serves as chair …

Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation Harnesses New Technology to Reach Independent Agents

Walnut Creek, CA, 12/08/11 – The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) will make use of the new technologies available through the Virtual Insurance Marketplace to bring the organization’s philanthropic message to independent agents. Hank Haldeman, Executive Vice President and IICF …