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Easing access to the US community colleges go global

And yet, only around 3% of international undergraduates in the US have attended community college – compared with 46% of students who graduated from a four-year degree nationwide in 2014. International enrolments at community colleges are eking up slowly, up 1.4% in 2013/14 and 4.2% in 2014/15 to 91,648, but this follows four years of decline. The problem isn’t with the ... Read More »

US man held for sending flashing tweet to epileptic writer

A man accused of sending a flashing image to a writer in order to trigger an epileptic seizure has been arrested, the US justice department says. John Rayne Rivello, 29, of Maryland, sent Kurt Eichenwald an animated image with a flashing light on Twitter in December, causing the seizure. He has been charged with criminal cyber stalking and could face ... Read More »

Microsoft Lawsuit Versus Secret US Government Searches Moves Ahead

A judge refused the US government’s request to throw out a lawsuit from Microsoft that claims a federal law is unconstitutional because it prohibits technology companies from telling customers when the government demands their electronic data. US District Judge James Robart, who temporarily blocked President Donald Trump’s travel ban last week, agreed with Microsoft that the law violates the company’s ... Read More »

US Judge to Sentence Prolific Hacker in $55-Million Cyber-Attacks Case

A prolific foreign hacker behind cyberattacks that netted an estimated $55 million (roughly Rs. 368 crores) is facing sentencing by a US judge in a conviction considered an unusual win for law enforcement officials who have identified hundreds of others like him but failed to put them in handcuffs. Ercan Findikoglu, a Turkish national, had gone to great lengths to ... Read More »

FBI Can Easily Spy on Journalists Working in the US, Report Claims

FBI Can Easily Spy on Journalists Working in the US, Report Claims HIGHLIGHTS FBI needs two officials’ approval for surveillance Journalists’ phone records can be easily obtained The bureau can also target journalists’ sources Journalists working in the United States of America received yet another chilling reminder of the powers of surveillance the country’s security agencies enjoy. A new report ... Read More »

Snapchat IPO Pursuit Sees US Exchanges Rent Helicopters, Drape Banners

Snapchat IPO Pursuit Sees US Exchanges Rent Helicopters, Drape Banners This past November, Nasdaq Inc hired a helicopter to film Manhattan’s skyline using Snapchat’s new video-camera sunglasses and sent the aerial footage to its social media followers. The New York Stock Exchange – its arch-rival – on the same day tweeted a video shot from the floor of its exchange, ... Read More »

Drone Deliveries in US Stalled by More Regulations

Amazon completed its first drone delivery Wednesday in the U.K. and not in the U.S., marking the debut of its comprehensive unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) shipping service. This was a direct manifestation of America’s burdensome regulations, which seem to be forcing Amazon, and other businesses, to take their drone technology abroad. “The fact that Amazon chose to go overseas to experiment ... Read More »

US government collecting social media information from foreign travelers

The Customs and Border Protection has previously said it wouldn’t prohibit entry to foreigners who didn’t provide their social media account information. Photograph: Dave Einsel/Getty Images Edward Helmore in New York Monday 26 December 2016 19.48 GMTLast modified on Monday 26 December 2016 21.15 GMT View more sharing options Shares 655 The US government has begun asking select foreign travelers to disclose ... Read More »

US Asks Visitors for Social Media Information

FILE – Icons for Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest are displayed on a window in New York, Jan. 13, 2016. Share Print The U.S. government has started asking some foreign visitors to provide their social media account information as part of the effort to identify potential terrorists. Since last week, foreigners arriving in the U.S. on the visa waiver program ... Read More »

ISIS Tells Supporters to Quit Messaging Apps for Fear of US Bombs

ISIS has told its members to stop using internet-based communication apps like WhatsApp and Telegram on smartphones, suspecting they are being used by the US-led coalition to track and kill its commanders. Until recently, the hardline group used such apps to chat with members and supporters outside its main areas of control in Syria, Iraq and Libya – including, say ... Read More »