Kansas nuclear operator is victim in hacking spree
. Hackers recently breached a Kansas nuclear power operator as part of a campaign that breached at least a dozen U.S. power firms, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday, citing current and former U.S. officials who were not named. (Reuters)
Lasting Damage and a Search for Clues in Cyberattack
. As investigators continue to gather clues about the cyberattacks that hit computers around the world last week, some big companies and other organizations are still reckoning with the damage. (New York Times)
Are you mentally prepared for a cyber attack?
. Earlier this spring, political scientists in Israel published one of the first-ever experiments on the psychological effects of cyber attacks. The question was simple: do random acts of cyber terror increase feelings of anxiety, stress and panic in individuals? (Financial Times)
NVIDIA and Baidu Join Forces in Far-Reaching AI Partnership
. Over the past several years, progress in the area of artificial intelligence (AI) has reached a fever pitch. You can find AI on the agenda of nearly every large tech company in the world, and experts in the field are in high demand. (Fox News)
G-20 Leaders Set to Reach Compromise on Trade at Summit
. World leaders are set to vow to fight protectionism and secure fair trade at the Group of 20 summit, officials said Saturday
, as the world's major economies sought to defuse President Donald Trump's threats of unilateral measures. (Wall Street Journal)
What the U.S. trades with other world powers
. Today is the last day of the G20 Summit, where President Trump is discussing trade with leaders of the world's economic powers. Trump, who has often claimed the U.S. is getting "ripped off" when it comes to trade with other countries, is seeking an overhaul of the international trade order, but what exactly does that entail? (Axios)
Apple Expands Bet on Cutting Edge Privacy Technology
. Last year, Apple Inc.
kicked off a massive experiment with new privacy technology aimed at solving an increasingly thorny problem: how to build products that understand users without snooping on their activities. (Wall Street Journal)
Sexism in Silicon Valley
. Silicon Valley and the wider tech industry have a problem with women. At least, that is what you might conclude after a week that has seen a leading tech investor resign after admitting his involvement in sexual harassment. (BBC News)
A new study shows how little tax the super-rich pay
. OF LIFE's two certainties, death cannot be dodged even by the well-to-do. Taxes are another matter. Quantifying quite how much they manage to keep from the taxman, however, has always been tricky. One common approach governments take is to conduct randomised audits of tax returns. (The Economist)
Waymo, Alphabet Inc.'s self-driving car division, dropped three of four patent-infringement claims in its lawsuit against Uber Technologies Inc.over the startup's autonomous vehicle program. (Bloomberg)
The Smart-Medicine Solution to the Health-Care Crisis
. The controversy over Obamacare and now the raucous debate over its possible repeal and replacement have taken center stage recently in American politics. But health insurance isn't the only health-care problem facing us-and maybe not even the most important one. (Wall Street Journal)
Trump plans to halt entrepreneur visas
. In the coming days, the Trump administration will take steps to delay and ultimately rescind an Obama administration rule allowing foreign entrepreneurs to come to the U.S. to start companies, sources familiar with the situation tell Axios. (Axios)
Trump, Peña Nieto Discuss Mexican Guest-Worker Proposal
. Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and U.S. President Donald Trump, at their first one-on-one meeting since Mr. Trump took office, agreed Friday to explore new ways of allowing Mexican workers to temporarily enter the U.S. to help the agriculture industry. (Wall Street Journal)
Hawaii takes another legal swat at Trump travel ban
. Lawyers for the state of Hawaii are making yet another bid to rein in President Donald Trump's travel ban executive order, returning to a federal judge who rejected a similar request just one day earlier. (Politico Pro)
Apple Fires Back at Supplier Imagination in Contract Dispute. When the iPhone supplier Imagination Technologies Group Plc announced in April that Apple Inc. would no longer be using its graphics technology, investors in the small U.K. company were shocked. The graphics provider's stock collapsed more than 60 percent. (Bloomberg)
The Senate will convene at 3:00 p.m. and proceed to executive session to resume consideration of the nomination of Neomi Rao, of the District of Columbia, to be Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.
The House is not in session today.
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