Congress should appoint Non-Partisan Commission to conduct a transparent investigation By Alan Dershowitz Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Trump is right in saying that a Special Counsel should…

UPS seeks $2.14 billion from EU over blocked TNT merger

BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. delivery giant UPS has launched court action against the European Union’s anti-trust regulator for blocking a merger with Dutch firm TNT and is seeking 1.742 billion…

Start-ups are clamoring to use cryptocurrency software to get and trade genome sequences for research and profit. Source: Science News

UPS, FedEx fall on report Amazon readying delivery service

Shares of FedEx and UPS slipped following a media report that Amazon.com is readying its own air delivery service, meaning not only that the companies may see diminished business from…

Weather Related Announcements

Announcements regarding Wednesday, January 17: Bryan ISD will delay the start of school Wednesday, Jan. 17 by two hours. Morning Pre-K classes are cancelled. All bus pick-ups, school start times…

Heavy volume of shipments causes delivery delays for UPS

DALLAS (AP) — UPS says some package deliveries are being delayed because of an unexpected flood of orders from online shoppers after Thanksgiving. Source: Business – The Eagle

Kaspersky Lab – Beyond Black Friday Threat Report, November 2017

Introduction The festive holiday shopping season, which covers Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday in late November as well as Christmas in December, now accounts for a significant share of…

Threat Predictions for Financial Services and Fraud in 2018

The landscape in 2017 In 2017 we’ve seen fraud attacks in financial services become increasingly account-centric. Customer data is a key enabler for large-scale fraud attacks and the frequency of…

RVP Announces Belgian Company Research Agreement With CHI-St. Joseph

The Research Valley Partnership (RVP) economic development agency has announced a Belgian manufacturer in town as part of a trade mission coordinated by Texas A&M has entered a research agreement…

How to Help Harvey Relief Effort

Image provided by Texas A&M athetics. Texas A&M Athletics is partnering with Maroon Out and C.C. Creations in a t-shirt sale to aid relief efforts for people throughout the Gulf…

AP Newsbreak: UPS workers fled gunfire that killed 4

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A UPS employee who had recently filed a grievance opened fire Wednesday inside one of the company’s San Francisco packing facilities, killing three co-workers before fatally…

Cattle producers can expect more volatility, supply fluctuations

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Joe Paschal, 361-265-9203, joe.pashcal@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Ron Gill, 979-845-3579, r-gill1@tamu.edu Dr. Cliff Lamb, 979-845-1543, gclamb@tamu.edu SAN ANTONIO – Volatility in the cattle market recently…

Long-Term Structural GOP Advantage a huge burden for Democrats By Stuart Rothenberg Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – These days, Republicans have a structural advantage in the fight for the House…

Trump’s War on ‘Fake News’ offers great Civics Lesson By Charles Hurt Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Trump is lashing out against “fake news” in what is quite possibly…

New(ish) Mirai Spreader Poses New Risks

A cross-platform win32-based Mirai spreader and botnet is in the wild and previously discussed publicly. However, there is much information confused together, as if an entirely new IoT bot is…

Rocket AI and the next generation of AV software

The annual Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) was held in Barcelona on 5–10 December 2016. This is, most likely, one of the two most important…

Winter isn’t the time for gardeners to sit back and wait

Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Joe Masabni, 903-834-6191, joe.masabni@ag.tamu.edu OVERTON – Winter months provide few growing options for gardeners but plenty of opportunities to stay busy, said a…

Kaspersky Security Bulletin 2016. Story of the year

 Download the PDF Introduction In 2016, ransomware continued its rampage across the world, tightening its hold on data and devices, and on individuals and businesses. The numbers speak for themselves:…

Lost in Translation, or the Peculiarities of Cybersecurity Tests

In the book The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy there’s a character called the Babel fish, which is curiously able to translate into and from any language. Now, in the present-day…

Theranos Blew It. But It Didn’t Ruin Biotech Startups for Everyone

What Elizabeth Holmes’ downfall means for other start-ups with more modest hopes for point-of-care diagnostics. The post Theranos Blew It. But It Didn’t Ruin Biotech Startups for Everyone appeared first…