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FBI warns video calls are getting hijacked. It’s called Zoombombing

FBI warns video calls are getting hijacked. It’s called Zoombombing

As video conference app Zoom surges in popularity due to increased usage amid the coronavirus pandemic, federal officials are now warning of a new potential privacy and security concern called “Zoombombing.” The term refers to a form of cyber harassment reported by some app users, who have reported that some of their calls have been…MORE

HBO makes programming available free as part of #StayHomeBoxOffice

In advance of the launch of streaming service HBO Max, HBO will seek to ease the act of social distancing by making 500 hours of programming available free for a limited time, under the heading #StayHomeBoxOffice. The promotion kicks off April 3, and will include free streaming of such series as “The Sopranos,” “The Wire”…MORE

Why the coronavirus crisis will expand America’s racial wealth gap

Why the coronavirus crisis will expand America’s racial wealth gap

The novel coronavirus has already dealt an unprecedented economic blow to a large portion of American workers, with a record 9.9 million people filing for unemployment over a two-week span from March 16 to March 29. The full scope of the damage remains unclear, but researchers and labor force leaders say the financial pain caused…MORE

Banks were the problem in 2008. They can help this time

Banks were the problem in 2008. They can help this time

In 2008, when the global economy was last in tatters, big banks were largely to blame. Their bad bets on subprime mortgages and other loans were what pushed the world into the Great Recession. Since then, banks have become much more financially responsible, thanks to a combination of more stringent rules and regulations and smarter…MORE

FEMA still pushing back on taking a leading role in coronavirus supply chain

FEMA still pushing back on taking a leading role in coronavirus supply chain

Despite states’ continued calls for more federal involvement, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is still pushing back against playing a more active role in leading the supply chain, according to House Democrats. Officials from FEMA and the Department of Health and Human Services briefed members of the House Oversight Committee this week on the coronavirus…MORE