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Rights groups demand action after violence in South Africa
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Rights groups demand action after violence in South Africa

  HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — More than 100 humanitarian groups have urged the African Union’s human rights body to ensure that South Africa take “concrete steps” to prevent further attacks on immigrants. Seven people have died this month in anti-immigrant violence that has mainly targeted migrants from other African nations, according to South African officials. … Continue reading

Carter: Pentagon must do more to find insider cyber threats
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Carter: Pentagon must do more to find insider cyber threats

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the Pentagon is still not where it needs to be in its ability to detect insider threats to its computer networks, nearly two years after former National Security Agency systems administrator Edward Snowden leaked classified documents about government surveillance to reporters. Carter was speaking to … Continue reading

House passes 2nd bill to help companies fight cyberattacks
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House passes 2nd bill to help companies fight cyberattacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed a bill Thursday, April 23, encouraging private companies to share information about cyberattacks with federal authorities in an attempt to combat the growing problem. The bill grants protection from liability for companies that share information and follow certain procedures. Companies have been reluctant to share internal data about cyberattacks for … Continue reading

Heinz Awards honors 6 for solving critical human issues
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Heinz Awards honors 6 for solving critical human issues

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Massachusetts Institute of Technology researcher who has developed artificial human “microlivers” that can safely test the toxicity of drugs without endangering lives is one of six people chosen to receive Heinz Awards. The awards recognize innovative work in the arts, environment, human condition, public policy and economics categories. This year’s winners, … Continue reading