President Donald Trump has launched a new national cybersecurity strategy, walking back Obama-era guidelines and allowing offensive cyberactions with fewer restrictions, national security adviser John Bolton said. Details of the strategy will be made available to the public soon, but goals include securing critical infrastructure, creating a "superior cybersecurity workforce" and enhancing cyberstability.
Uber has begun preliminary talks on the potential acquisition of UK-based food-delivery startup Deliveroo, sources say. The startup's last valuation exceeded $2 billion.
Middle- and high-school students can compete for up to $100,000 by producing a documentary on what it means to be an American in a contest sponsored by C-SPAN. Documentaries entered into the "Student-Cam" competition should be 5 to 7 minutes in length and focus on areas such as constitutional rights or historic events.
A broad stock rally has driven the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average to record highs and the Nasdaq composite to within 1.3% of an all-time high. Investors shrugged off concerns about rising trade tensions with China and instead focused on weeks of steadily improving US economic data.
Walmart will debut virtual reality headsets in all of its US stores next month as a system for realistic training. In a pilot project, staff members using the headsets learned such tasks as loading the company's new pickup towers.
Experts have proposed several options to address the skills gap in cybersecurity, suggesting government intervention with programs such as a Cyber ROTC program or Cybersecurity Peace Corps, where students would receive cybersecurity training in exchange for work in the public sector or with nonprofits, respectively. Congress also proposed a bill called the New Collar Jobs Act that would offer student debt relief for those entering the cybersecurity industry.
Amazon is poised to take third place behind Facebook and Google in terms of US digital ad investment this year, attracting $4.61 billion in spend and taking an overall 4.15% share, eMarketer predicts. Additionally, Amazon is expected to account for 7% of total US digital ad spend by 2020, with Facebook and Google taking a combined 55.9% share.
Brooks Brothers is upgrading its supply chain with technology that will enable it to fulfill online orders faster through its 260 North American stores. The retailer, which currently fulfills the majority of online orders from two distribution centers on the East Coast, also aims to offer same-day delivery in major cities, Chief Operating Officer Gianluca Tanzi said.
Samsung's Galaxy A7 smartphone, due out next month, will be the company's first with three cameras. An 8-megapixel unit will duplicate the viewing angle of the human eye, while 24- and 5-megapixel cameras will allow users to adjust depth of field.
Oral flea and tick preventives containing isoxazoline can cause seizures, ataxia, muscle tremors or other neurological problems, and product labels should be updated, the FDA said. The agency said the products have been carefully reviewed and "continue to be safe and effective for the majority of animals."
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai criticized California's net neutrality bill passed by the state legislature, but still needs Gov. Jerry Brown's signature, calling it "illegal" and "anti-consumer." "California's micromanagement poses a risk to the rest of the country," Pai said, but the bill's sponsor state Sen. Scott Wiener countered Pai by saying, "California understands exactly what it takes to foster an open innovation economy with a level playing field."
Hoar Construction used a semi-automated mason to lay 70% of the bricks used to replace a 14-story brick facade on the Poff Federal Building in Roanoke, Va. The SAM robot laid an average of 3,000 bricks per day -- six times quicker than a human -- helping make the project efficient and safe.
United Airlines has launched a new boarding process, called Better Boarding, that has travelers using two lanes instead of five. The airline tested the new procedure extensively at Los Angeles International Airport and says it reduces the time passengers spend in line.