HIGHLIGHTS: Voting in November: "What I worry about is a scenario in which a lot of states are enabling much greater absentee voting or mail voting for the November election -- rightly so, to help support people's ability to safely vote, particularly if we see a second wave of the pandemic in the fall. But that's going to mean a much slower process to count the ballots. And there's a very good chance that we're not going to know the results right away. And you combine that with, potentially, a bit of disinformation about what's gone on and/or a couple of attempts -- maybe they don't even have to be successful on some election election infrastructure here or there, which gets either publicized by the U.S. government or by a foreign actor who's been engaging in that activity. And you have a bit of a toxic mix of the potential for, essentially before the results are even announced, foreign actors to stir up doubt in the outcome." How the U.S. may be vulnerable: "Our … [Read more...] about Election security 2020: How prepared is the U.S. to confront foreign threats?
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“You can just break it down into small parts,” Thurmond said in a Wednesday morning briefing on the so-called “digital divide.” “That means 100 companies that make a commitment of at least $5 million to help our students have the success that they need. We can get there in any different way.” … [Read more...] about California Schools Superintendent: $500 Million Needed To Give All Student Internet Access
Sara Khan's first show, Bidaai, that made her a household name, is being re-aired on television during the lockdown. During a live Facebook chat with IE, Sara Khan reminisced her Bidaai days, and revealed that she wants people to remember her for her work and not because of the controversies. … [Read more...] about Sara Khan Hates That People Keep Talking About Her Past; Wants Them To Remember Her For Work
By Devi Lockwood Like many people, my life in quarantine has included doses of grief, solitude and unpredictability. In early April, a friend recommended that I try QuarantineChat, an app that connects two people who don’t know each other for a phone call. “You’ll love it,” she said. I pocketed the suggestion and remembered it when my grandmother’s health started to deteriorate. If there was a time to connect with strangers — to startle my life out of its humdrum at-home routine, this was it. I hoped, if only for a few minutes, to be reminded of life in other corners. I wanted to remember what it felt like to be curious about someone else — to meet them for the first time. My first match, on May 6, was with a man in Bangkok. He told me about his haircut. “My barber was wearing a mask and a face shield,” he said. “It was really weird, but I felt so good.” He lost his job as a copywriter last month. I exhaled and told … [Read more...] about Sometimes talking to a stranger can help. QuarantineChat is banking on that to bring back spontaneity and distraction
Fastest internet speedsThe team, consisting of Dr Bill Corcoran (leader- Monash), Distinguished Professor Arnan Mitchell (RMIT) and Professor David Moss (Swinburne), installed 76.6km of ‘dark’ optical fibres between RMIT’s Melbourne City Campus and Monash University’s Clayton Campus. The micro-comb, contributed by Swinburne, was placed within these fibres. It acted like a rainbow made up of hundreds of high-quality infrared lasers from a single chip. Each ‘laser’ can be used as a separate communications channel. … [Read more...] about 44Tbps is officially the world’s fastest internet speed