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U.S. officials are trying to stop major internet companies from abandoning FISA obligations

U.S. government officials struggled Friday night to prevent what they feared will be a significant loss of access to key national security information after two major U.S. communications providers said they would end the orders under a controversial surveillance law set to expire at midnight. no longer comply, according to five people familiar with the […]

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New Social Security overpayment rules: You may not have to pay back the extra money

Changes are coming to the way the Social Security Administration handles overpayments. In March, SSA Commissioner Martin O'Malley laid out a four-step plan to help recipients who receive overpayments without knowing that their benefits have not actually increased. If a Social Security recipient receives more money than they should, they typically have to pay it […]

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Video Friday: Project GR00T – IEEE Spectrum

Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos collected from your friends at IEEE Spectrum Robotics. We also publish a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months. Please send us your events for inclusion. Eurobot Open 2024: 8-11 May 2024, LA ROCHE-SUR-YON, FRANCE ICRA 2024: 13-17 May 2024, YOKOHAMA, […]

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The stalkerware apps PhoneSpector and Highster appear to be shut down

The operators of two phone monitoring services appear to have closed after the owner agreed to settle government charges of illegally promoting spyware his companies developed. PhoneSpector and Highster were consumer phone monitoring apps that enabled covert monitoring of a person’s smartphone. Commonly referred to as stalkerware (or spouseware), these apps are typically installed on […]