Black companies hit hard by COVID-19 fight to stay afloat

Detroit — Stephanie Byrd agonized over temporarily laying off nearly the entire staff at her family’s trio of Detroit businesses when the coronavirus pandemic hit. But she’s not just concerned about the impact on their bottom line. She’s worried other black-owned businesses will struggle to withstand another wave of economic uncertainty, following decades of inequity…

To combat election meddling, Google’s cyber unit Jigsaw extends its anti-DDoS securities to European politicos

Jigsaw, the cybersecurity-focused division owned by Google parent Alphabet, is now allowing political organizations in Europe to sign up for its anti-web-flooding technology for free. Until now, the free-to-use technology designed to protect political campaigns and websites against distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks — dubbed Project Shield — was only available to news sites and journalists, human…

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