Mignon Clyburn Resigning from FCC Post

April 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

After eight years Mignon Clyburn, the only African-American on the FCC board of commissioners is stepping down. Clyburn, the daughter of James Clyburn, member of the U.S. House of Representatives  for South Carolina’s 6th Congressional District was appointed by President Barack Obama. Recently Clyburn fought valiantly against the repeal of net neutrality put in place during...

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In the movie Malcom X, starring Denzel Washington, Washington’s character is preaching about how black people have been fooled. He say’s “We been hoodwinked, bam-boozled, flim-flammed, led astray…”  It seems that is exactly what has happen to African-Americans and the Black Lives Matter Movement (BLM). The official Black Lives Matter Facebook page claims more than...

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Delta Airlines, Sears, Kmart and Best Buy and others have all been hit with a data breach that is connected with  Indian Company [24]7.ai. According to a statement from the company, it “discovered and contained an incident potentially affecting the online customer payment information of a small number of our client companies, and affected clients...

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Panera, a popular bakery-cafe has admitted its website was leaking a data. According to Brian Krebs of KrebsOnSecurity.com Panera allegedly failed to fix issues with its website it knew about for nearly eight months. Panera Bread has  has over 2,100 outlets nationwide.  Cyber security researcher Dylan Houlihan notified the company of a data leak in...

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Black Women Enter the Boardroom

April 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Black women are clearly leading the charge to bring diversity to corporate boardrooms. In the past weeks black women have taken positions of leadership at some of America’s biggest and best known tech corporations. Netflix announced that, Susan Rice, former national security advisor and ambassador to the U.N. has joined it’s board of directors. Rice continues...

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City of Atlanta Hit By Ransomware Attack

March 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

The City of Atlanta computer network was hit by a ransomware attack last week. The attack left a portion of the city’s data encrypted. According to city officials the full extent of the attack is still under investigation.  Attackers were successful in shutting down some of the city’s online services, including “various internal and customer-facing applications”...

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Breach Brief – Under Armour

March 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Athletic equipment maker Under Armour has reported that 150 million users of its MyFitnessPal fitness and nutrition app and website have been affected by a data security breach. According to the company the MyFitnessPal team discovered the breach on March 25  and the culprit had gained unauthorized access to user accounts in February. Under Armour reported...

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Black Woman to Lead Diversity at Lyft

March 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Lyft, the chief rival to Uber in the ride sharing market, has named Nilka Thomas as its new Vice President of Talent and Inclusion. Thomas will  oversee recruiting, inclusion, diversity and employee relations. Thomas is a native of  Anchorage, Alaska and attended the University of Oregon where she was an All-American in track and field....

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Facebook’s Dirty Scandal – Now You Know!

March 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

The world’s greatest social media network! The greatest collector of personal information in history of mankind! The greatest surveillance machine ever created! All this can be said of Facebook. But when you screw up it quickly becomes equally great.  Facebook knew its security was weak.  Facebook’s Chief Information Security Officer, Alex Stamos  argued that the...

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Rapper Snoop Dogg, like many rappers, is hell bent on growing his money. He has transformed his career in music into other businesses most notably the weed industry. Now, according to TechCrunch, the D-O double G’s Casa Verde Capital venture firm recently closed its debut fund with a $45 million take. Cannabis, weed, reefer, whatever...

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