Microsoft ‘stopped Russian political hack’

WASHINGTON: Russian government hackers tried to hijack the websites of the US Senate and several conservative US think tanks, Microsoft said Tuesday, raising fresh alarms over widening efforts by Moscow to sow discord in US politics. The tech giant announced that it had shut down last week six fake internet …

Civic Education is Harder in Segregated Schools

School segregation is once again in the news across the country. March brought with it a statistical debate about the extent of school racial segregation in the United States. In May, a coalition of civil rights advocates filed a suit to racially desegregate school districts throughout New Jersey. In North …

eBay bids for developers with latest round of API updates

E-commerce giant eBay has announced its latest round of API updates ahead of the company’s annual developer conference in San Jose. As is the current industry trend, eBay is adding some AI magic. Its latest features use the firm’s custom-built computer vision and deep learning technology. Developers are now able …

Higher education briefs

Ivy Tech seeks youth leadership applications Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus is seeking seventh- and eighth-grade applicants for the Judy O’Bannon Youth Leadership Academy, a program designed to foster civic engagement among youth. Participants will develop leadership skills, create a community service project, build communication skills and meet community …

10 crucial decision points in your child’s education

Parents make decisions for their kids every day. What to make for breakfast? How much television time is right? Does the child need help with homework or should I back off? Do I insist the child wear matching socks? Some of these decisions are minor and some have major consequences. …

Ottawa County 911 getting major tech update

WEST OLIVE — At its Tuesday, Aug. 14, meeting, the Ottawa County Board of Commissioners approved a major technology update for the 911 Central Dispatch Authority. The Central Dispatch Authority will now begin switching its service lines from aging copper phone wires to new, secure fiber optic cables. “When 911 …

Stormzy to fund Cambridge scholarships for black students

Stormzy has announced that he is funding two scholarships for black British students to go to Cambridge University. The grime artist will pay the students’ tuition fees as well as a maintenance grant for up to four years of an undergraduate course. Speaking on Thursday at his former school, the Harris City Academy …