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Researchers: Websites infected iPhones with spyware

Suspected nation-state hackers used malware-laden websites to infect iPhones with spyware in what security researchers are calling the worst general security failure yet affecting the Apple devices. Announced late Thursday by Google researchers, the vulnerabilities were quietly fixed by Apple in February but only after thousands of iPhone users were believed exposed over more than two years. The researchers did ...

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Ole Miss hosts fourth annual tech summit

By DANNY McARTHUR / Daily Journal OXFORD • Mississippi’s best and brightest welcomed modern leaders in technology to the fourth annual UM Tech Summit at the University of Mississippi Wednesday. The half-day-long event took place at the Gertrude Castellow Ford Center for the Performing Arts and was free and open to the public. Keynote speaker David L. Cohen, the senior executive ...

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Over 20,000 AT&T workers in the South struck over weekend

More than 20,000 AT&T workers in nine Southern states went on strike over the weekend, saying that the telecommunications company isn’t bargaining in good faith over a new contract. The union, the Communications Workers of America, says AT&T isn’t sending negotiators who have the authority to make decisions. When asked if there will be service interruptions for customers, AT&T said ...

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Lewis named one of Mississippi’s most influential African Americans

Carla Lewis, chief technology officer for C Spire, a Mississippi-based diversified telecommunications and technology services company, has been named one of the Magnolia State’s most influential African Americans by the Our Mississippi Honors organization. Lewis was honored Aug. 23 along with 24 other African American business, education, government and community leaders, including Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs, U.S. District Court Judge ...

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C Spire fellowship program at iconic Nokia Bell Labs enters third year

Two C Spire employees will be leaving in September for a three-month rotational assignment at Nokia Bell Labs, the world-renowned research organization in information technology and communications, as part of a joint fellowship program between the companies and two of Mississippi’s leading universities. The C Spire-Nokia Bell Labs Fellowship Program, now in its third year, offers college students majoring in ...

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Stennis Space Center a “hidden wonder” home to major advanced technology developments

By BECKY GILLETTE Most people traveling along Interstate 10 in coastal Mississippi have little idea of the large federal city located north of the interstate. People come out of the pine trees to the sprawling campus of Stennis Space Center, an economic powerhouse estimated to have contributed more than $917 million during the most recent fiscal year to the economies ...

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THE I-10 ROCKET REGION — To Stennis and beyond

» Boeing is building the heavy-lift Space Launch System rocket in New Orleans, now Relativity will build 3D printed light launch vehicles 35 miles away at Stennis Space Center, Miss.   An intriguing cluster is growing along the Interstate 10 corridor between Southeast Louisiana and South Mississippi. The Stennis-Michoud corridor in the near future will be where not one but ...

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Huawei expects no relief from US sanctions but is confident

The founder of Chinese tech giant Huawei said Tuesday he expects no relief from U.S. export curbs because of the political climate in Washington but expressed confidence the company will thrive because it is developing its own technology. Ren Zhengfei also said he doesn’t want relief from U.S. sanctions if it requires China to make concessions in a tariff war, ...

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Two more electric power co-ops announce plans to offer broadband internet

By DANNY McARTHUR / Daily Journal Another electric power association has confirmed plans to form internet broadband service, while another has made a step in that direction. Prentiss County Electric Power Association Manager Ronny Rowland and Commissioner Brandon Presley confirmed that the Prentiss County EPA board has already voted unanimously to begin offering internet service to its members. The announcement ...

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