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WASHINGTON – The FCC proposed new rules that would require submarine cable operators to report outages to the regulator, an initiative that seeks to hold operators more accountable. Today, about 60 submarine cables provide connectivity between the U.S. and Alaska, Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Bank of America said Tuesday a series of improvements to mobile and online banking to better meet customers’ changing needs will make it easier for users to manage their finances digitally. The new updates include the introduction of fingerprint and Touch ID sign-in, in addition to the

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SAN ANTONIO – Tiny hurricane-tracking satellites that are being assembled in a “clean room” at Southwest Research Institute and are the size of carry-on suitcases soon could help scientists better understand dangerous storms and aid forecasters in assessing their destructive threat. Unlike other weather instruments, the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI – Charges filed recently by the Justice Department against Anthony R. Murgio and Yuri Lebedev have been linked to the hacking of JPMorgan Chase in which information related to 83 million customer accounts was stolen. The two men are accused of setting up an illegal Bitcoin

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Mark Bakacs and Richard Branson ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI – A social media platform aimed at fostering discussions about big ideas is expanding to Australia and seeking a $7 million funding round, after its two founders were boosted by public endorsements from Virgin supremo Richard Branson. Ideapod, the brainchild of Justin Brown

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – For the third time this month, a minor earthquake has registered on the ocean floor off the coast of St. Thomas, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake occurred at 4:43 a.m. this morning and registered 3.2 in magnitude on the

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BRIDGETOWN — The head of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) says a series of earthquakes in Barbados and other Caribbean islands this week underscores at the regional level, the importance of building national first responder capacity for dealing with seismic events. On Thursday, Barbados experienced as many as

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  Planes, trains and automobiles—which are the easiest to hack? When passengers at Warsaw’s Frederic Chopin Airport found themselves seriously delayed on June 21, they may have first suspected adverse weather conditions or mechanical trouble. But the reason planes were grounded was because the airline, Poland’s LOT, was being attacked

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