Parents and caregivers will be able to enter their ZIP Code into the search bar and receive an array of free and reduced-cost assistance in their communities, including parenting services, food, housing, financial and legal help, and health services.
“For so many parents and caregivers, the difficulty of navigating support systems can be frustrating and far too time-consuming, which can leave them feeling helpless and hopeless, especially during these uncertain times,” Children’s Trust Chief Communications Officer Bett Williams said. “Now more than ever, we need to make it as easy as possible for families to connect with help in their communities.”
Federal officials have seized six fraudulent websites that were part of an online scheme to deceive customers who were looking to set up new Amazon Echo devices.
The U.S. Attorneys Office for the Eastern District of Texas announced the investigation and seizure on Monday, led by the U.S. Secret Service and the Department of Justice.
The seized websites contained photographs of Amazon Echo smart speakers and purported to offer services to help Amazon customers activate their devices. The websites had links to “download” the Alexa app, but instead simulated a phony download and returned an error message concerning a “failed download.” The sites then prompted customers to call specific telephone numbers for technical support with the application.
The DOJ reported that so-called “technicians” working for the website operators would take remote control of the customers’ computers
The Emmy-winning lifestyle expert has signed a deal to host broadcast and digital segments for Lifetime during the network’s holiday programming, titled “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime.”
The pieces will cover a range of holiday subjects, including decorating, baking and gift giving.
“For decades, Sandra has helped time-starved homemakers everywhere make delicious meals, give thoughtful gifts, and create beautiful homes,” Lifetime and LMN’s EVP and head of programming Amy Winter said in statement. “As the authority on all things home and lifestyle, Sandra is the foremost trusted go-to source for simple, doable ideas with beautiful, attainable results. She’s the perfect addition to the Lifetime family and will provide incredible ideas with easy tips ensuring it’s a wonderful Lifetime for all our viewers this year.”
Lee’s segments will launch the week of Thanksgiving.
“I’ve been a lifelong fan of the Lifetime network and watch
WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — The United States Department of Justice is going after six Russian military intelligence officers for alleged computer attacks.
“No country has weaponized its cyber capabilities as maliciously and irresponsibly as Russia,” DOJ National Security Assistant Attorney General John Demers said.
Demers says this group disrupted a French election, the Winter Olympics, and a hospital system in Pennsylvania.
“The most disruptive and destructive series of computer attacks ever attributed to a single group,” Demers said of the alleged hacks.
“While the alleged perpetrators of these crimes were Russian government officials, the victims who suffered real harm as a result of these crimes were often ordinary citizens and businesses around the world,” Western Pennsylvania District Attorney Scott Brady said.
Brady says Heritage Valley Health System suffered from a malware attack in 2017 and lost access to critical patient information.
Andrea Stevens is a copywriter working with B2B and professional services brands to publish brand-building content.
OPINION: If you have a service business, you already have a website.
But is that website really working for you? Does it attract customers, or does it send them away?
If your website is not generating leads, then it’s not truly working.
Worse, it could be sending potential customers into the arms of your competitors.
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In this article, the first in a series, I will look at what a lead-generation website needs to do, and how it works 24/7
by Stanford News Service on October 19, 2020 3:40 pm
AVIAD RUBINSTEIN, assistant professor in computer science, has been awarded a 2020 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering from the David & Lucile Packard Foundation.
The five-year, $875,000 fellowship provides the nation’s most promising early-career scientists and engineers with flexible funding and the freedom to take risks and explore new frontiers in their fields of study.
According to the foundation announcement, Rubinstein’s research focuses on a core question in theoretical computer science: What can be computed efficiently? This is important for designing better algorithms, and also for understanding processes in economics, biology and physics that implicitly carry out complex computations.
The program arose, according to its website, out of Stanford alumnus David Packard’s commitment to strengthening university-based science and engineering programs in recognition that the success of the Hewlett-Packard Company, which he cofounded, derived in large part
WhatsApp is behind the curve—long-promised updates to deliver an iPad app and real clients for Macs and PCs have yet to materialize. In recent months there has been a continual stream of hints that this new functionality is in development, but other than an expansion of its smartphone-based video calling and some limited progress on person-to-person payments, we have seen little change to the apps used by 2 billion people.
But now there seems to be a sudden and surprising update soon to go live that will address some of WhatsApp’s most critical missing functionality.
The battle between competing messengers is heating up fast. WhatsApp prides itself on its balance of security and functionality, and on keeping Facebook’s marketing and data monetization hounds at bay. Yes, it’s quite clear that WhatsApp has a treasure trove of metadata to mine, but our messaging feeds are not yet littered with ads
Amazon is being hit with a class-action suit alleging that the tech giant’s severs are storing biometric voice data from countless callers, in contravention of an Illinois privacy law.
At the center of the suit is Amazon Connect—a suite of call-center software that Amazon Web Services began licensing out under since 2017. One of the companies Amazon partnered with in order to offer this call-center service, Pindrop Security, specialized in creating what are known as “voiceprints,” which can be used to identify and “authenticate” callers by the cadence of their voice. These specific vocal quirks—much like an iris scan, a finger print, or a facial scan—fall under the umbrella of “biometric data” under Illinois’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA.) There’s a chance that Amazon ran afoul of the state law by collecting that data without obtaining callers’
On October 19, Shinhwa’s Jun Jin and his wife, Ryu Yi Seo, revealed their wedding on the SBS show “Same Bed, Different Dreams 2 – You Are My Destiny.”
Jun Jin and Ryu Yi Seo held their wedding on September 27 after initially postponing the ceremony due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
On the morning of the wedding, both the bride and groom expressed nervousness for the big day ahead. Jun Jin said, “I was so nervous the moment I arrived at the salon. I got even more nervous after seeing the bride.” After hearing that the Shinhwa members would be arriving soon, he said, “I think I’ll be more nervous after seeing them. I feel like the past 19 years we’ve spent together will pass like a kaleidoscope through my brain.”
After the preparations for the wedding were complete, the Shinhwa members arrived. Eric came with his wife, actress
Sports viewers are helping the Canadian advertising market bounce back from the early, wrenching months of COVID-19, but the battered media industry will likely finish the year with ad revenue down more than $1-billion from 2019, according to figures provided exclusively to The Globe and Mail.
The rebound is being fuelled by unusually high spending on ads airing during a glut of sports programming after the major North American leagues returned to play during the summer.
The figures were provided by Standard Media Index (SMI), a New York-based company that compiles billings of major advertising agencies to boost ad market transparency. SMI, which opened a Canadian office this year,