May 17, 2024

Apple’s iMessage Outage Resolved After Thousands Report Issues

Apple Messages for Business, FaceTime, and HomeKit were also hit by outages. Thousands of Apple users across the United States reported having problems with sending iMessage texts on Thursday, according to an outage monitoring site. But Apple said that the outage has since been resolved. Apple’s system status page shows that the iMessage service was […]

May 17, 2024

Missouri AG opens probe into Kansas City’s ‘retaliatory’ post doxxing Chiefs’ Harrison Butker

Kansas City apologized after posting information about NFL kicker Harrison Butker’s residence on X in an apparent attempt to retaliate against the Pro Bowl athlete. But the state isn’t willing to let bygones be bygones. Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey opened an investigation Thursday into Kansas City Mayor Lucas Quinton’s office, accusing city officials of […]

May 17, 2024

eSafety Staff Faced Threats After Attempting to Remove Stabbing Videos Off X

eSafety has sought assistance from NSW and federal police to deal with the online threats. Australia’s internet watchdog has been subject to threats and online abuse after it ordered footage of a Christian church stabbing to be removed from X, court documents revealed. On April 15, a teenager dressed in black was seen on a […]

May 17, 2024

USDA Tests Find No Bird Flu in Properly Cooked Burgers

Experiments found no virus in beef cooked to at least 145 degrees Fahrenheit. U.S. researchers found no bird flu in ground beef inoculated with influenza and cooked to medium or well-done levels, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced on May 16. USDA scientists took a surrogate of the highly pathogenic avian influenza A strain […]

May 16, 2024

House Appropriators Release Top-Line Figures for 2025 Government Funding

The total is almost $1.61 billion in defense and non-defense spending. The House Appropriations Committee released on May 16 its top-line numbers for the 2025 fiscal year. The numbers are slightly more than what was allocated under the 2023 Fiscal Responsibility Act (FRA), which raised the debt ceiling. The total is almost $1.61 billion in […]

May 16, 2024

Federal Agency Alerts iPhone Users to Update Now

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency this week urged iPhone users to update their devices as soon as possible. The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency this week urged iPhone users to update their devices as soon as possible due to a security flaw. In a statement, CISA, an arm of the Department of Homeland Security, said […]

May 16, 2024

FDA Announces Recall of Heart Device Warning of ‘Serious Injuries or Death’

So far, two deaths and 70 injuries have been reported. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the recall of Abbott’s HeartMate 3 system after two deaths and dozens of injuries were reported, noting that “serious injuries or death” could be associated with the heart device. The current recall is the second one announced […]