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Ransomware attack hits more than 20 Texas local governments

Aug. 20, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — More than 20 local governments in Texas were targeted in a coordinated ransomware attack of unprecedented size on Friday, but several of the cities had resumed normal operations by Tuesday, state officials said. The Texas Department of Information Resources said in a statement that it...

The Latest: Some cities recovered from ransomware attack

Aug. 20, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on a coordinated ransomware attack affecting Texas cities (all times local): 4 p.m. Officials say some of the 22 Texas cities that were targeted by a coordinated ransomware attack have recovered and are operating normally. The Texas Department of Information Resources made the...

The top 10 books on Apple Books-US

Aug. 20, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

Apple Book charts for week ending August 18, 2019: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher) 1. Contraband by Stuart Woods - 9780593083154 - (Penguin Publishing Group) 2. Playing for Keeps by Kendall Ryan - No ISBN Available - (Kendall Ryan) 3. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens - 9780735219113 -...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Aug. 20, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

App Store Official Charts for the week ending August 18, 2019: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 4. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 5. iSchedule, HotSchedules 6. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd. 7. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 8. True Skate, True Axis 9....

Arkansas school safety efforts aided by mobile app

Aug. 18, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Classes have begun Tuesday for most of Arkansas' estimated 480,000 kindergarten-through-12th-grade students as they fan out across 1,286 campuses in 238 school districts. Over the course of the 2019-20 school year, millions of dollars will be spent educating those students,...

Owners of fake tech company plead guilty to fraud charges

Aug. 14, 2019 7:55 PM EDT

FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — Two Florida men have pleaded guilty to wire fraud charges filed in southern Illinois, where they targeted people with fake technical support services. Michael Austin Seward of Deerfield Beach and Kevin James McCormick of Delray Beach admitted Wednesday they operated a scam...

Farmers use tech to squeeze every drop from Colorado River

Aug. 13, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — A drone soared over a blazing hot cornfield in northeastern Colorado on a recent morning, snapping images with an infrared camera to help researchers decide how much water they would give the crops the next day. After a brief, snaking flight above the field, the drone landed and the...

The top 10 books on Apple Books-US

Aug. 13, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

Apple Book charts for week ending August 11, 2019: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher) 1. A Dangerous Man by Robert Crais - 9780525535713 - (Penguin Publishing Group) 2. Outfox by Sandra Brown - 9781455572175 - (Grand Central Publishing) 3. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens - 9780735219113 -...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Aug. 13, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

App Store Official Charts for the week ending August 11, 2019: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 4. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 5. iSchedule, HotSchedules 6. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd. 7. Pocket Build, MoonBear LTD 8. True Skate, True Axis 9....

Wisconsin elections officials scale back security proposal

Aug. 13, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin elections officials scaled back a plan Tuesday to buy scores of new loaner computers for local clerks using outdated systems open to cyberattacks, saying the proposal is too expensive when they don't have a firm grasp on how many clerks really need new computers. Wisconsin...