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Iowa Virtual Academy (IAVA), an online public school program of the Clayton Ridge Community School District, has extended its enrollment deadline for the 2020-2021 school year. As the pandemic stretches into the summer, uncertainty is growing on what the upcoming school year could look like and many families are considering learning alternatives. 

The latest in that trend is a proposal by the commission to establish a 5G fund for rural America. This fund would distribute $9 billion across the country to support 5G connectivity specifically targeting rural areas that would likely go unserved absent this added incentive. This is due to a range of factors including population density, geographical distance, and natural barriers. Because of these factors, many rural Americans lack the connectivity that they may need to provide for their families.

The company will now automatically delete its saved records of a new user’s activity on the web and in its apps after 18 months, chief executive Sundar Pichai announced on Wednesday. Previously, such information had been kept indefinitely by default, which the company argued was necessary to personalise its services for individual users.

Remote users in particular are vulnerable to coronavirus-themed phishing attempts, malicious domains, and repurposed malware. Protect them with these basic steps.

A nonprofit in south Texas wants to ensure that children living in some of the poorest areas of the country have access to affordable Internet in the wake of online education becoming a necessity amid COVID-19.

With COVID-19 affecting schools across the state, enrollment in the Georgia Virtual School has already risen 30% and officials think it could go much higher, overwhelming the 250 teachers for the program.

Cybersecurity challenges aren’t slowing down. Government websites have been hacked and kicked offline by ransomware; dozens of United Nations servers were breached earlier this year. The extent of these attacks—how much data was stolen, how long the affected parties took to react—is not always immediately known. But one thing is certain: Malicious threat actors are out there in ever-increasing volume and they are targeting everyone, looking for easy access to sensitive data.

Cybersecurity breaches and attacks in the healthcare sector are very high stakes. Healthcare information is among the most sensitive personal data and that makes safeguarding it an imperative for providers. Ransomware attacks, which are on the rise, can disrupt patient care, delay essential surgeries, and send healthcare networks into chaos.

San Diego City Council is planning to make major technology upgrades to increase public participation. The list includes an upgraded voting system, new video displays, and more.

Cybersecurity challenges aren’t slowing down. Government websites have been hacked and kicked offline by ransomware; dozens of United Nations servers were breached earlier this year. The extent of these attacks—how much data was stolen, how long the affected parties took to react—is not always immediately known. But one thing is certain: Malicious threat actors are out there in ever-increasing volume and they are targeting everyone, looking for easy access to sensitive data.

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