Venture-Backed Startups Debate the Ethics of Taking US Loans

The novel coronavirus pandemic is punishing some venture-backed startups, as lockdown orders jeopardize business plans years in the making. Revenue streams have evaporated overnight, leaving young companies desperate to cut expenses and attract more funding as investors tighten their wallets.The federal government’s $350 billion small-business loan program could be a lifeline, offering low-interest loans that…

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The Pentagon Hasn’t Fixed Basic Cybersecurity Blind Spots

The United States federal government isn’t known for robust cybersecurity. Even the Department of Defense has its share of known vulnerabilities. Now a new report from the Government Accountability Office is highlighting systemic shortcomings in the Pentagon’s efforts to prioritize cybersecurity at every level and making seven recommendations for shoring up DoD’s digital defenses.The report…

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