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Tracy Hill is the arts, automotive, travel, and fashion writer at Free Press Georgia. She's also a big fan of good food and fun times with friends. She grew up in Atlanta and attended college at Georgia State University. She started her career as an editorial assistant for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution before moving on to become an editor for a local news site. Since then she has worked for other publications as well as freelanced her own articles on topics she is passionate about.

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8.5 million computers running Windows affected by faulty update from CrowdStrike

As the world continues to recover from massive business and travel disruptions caused by a faulty software update from cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike, malicious actors are trying to exploit the situation for their own gain. Government cybersecurity agencies across the globe and even CrowdStrike CEO George Kurtz are warning businesses and individuals around the world about […]

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How a faulty CrowdStrike update crashed computers around the world

Airlines, banks, hospitals and other risk-averse organizations around the world chose cybersecurity company CrowdStrike to protect their computer systems from hackers and data breaches. But all it took was one faulty CrowdStrike software update to cause global disruptions Friday that grounded flights, knocked banks and media outlets offline, and disrupted hospitals, retailers and other services.

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Disneyland workers authorize potential strike ahead of continued contract negotiations

NEW YORK — Thousands of workers at Disney’s theme park and resort properties in California voted late Friday to authorize a potential strike, as contract negotiations drag on. The strike authorization was approved by an overwhelming margin, nearly 99% of the members who cast votes according to a union statement. The election was held by

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Tech outage latest | Airlines rush to get back on track after global tech disruption

Transport providers, businesses and governments on Saturday are rushing to get all their systems back online after long disruptions following a widespread technology outage. The biggest continuing effect has been on air travel. Carriers canceled thousands of flights on Friday and now have many of their planes and crews in the wrong place, while airports

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Journalists Discuss Abortion in GOP Platform and How Idaho’s Ban Drove Away OB-GYNs

KFF Health News chief Washington correspondent Julie Rovner discussed abortion in the GOP platform on KMOX’s “Total Information AM” on July 17. Click here to hear Rovner on “Total Information AM” Hear Rovner in “GOP Platform Muddies Abortion Waters” KFF Health News contributor Andy Miller discussed a rise in covid cases on WUGA’s “The Georgia

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How Russia’s espionage case against Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich unfolded

Here are key developments in Russia’s case against Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich, who was convicted on Friday of espionage charges in an unusually rapid trial in the country’s highly politicized legal system. He was sentenced to 16 years in a maximum-security prison. Gershkovich, his employer and the U.S. government have vehemently denied the

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UN approves more transparent procedures for people and entities to get off its sanctions lists

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations Security Council unanimously approved more transparent procedures Friday for the hundreds of individuals, companies and other entities who are subject to U.N. sanctions and want to get off the blacklists. The resolution, co-sponsored by Malta and the United States, also authorizes the establishment of a new informal working group

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Outside the RNC, small Milwaukee businesses and their regulars tried to salvage a sluggish week

MILWAUKEE — Jay Nelson was standing outside the convenience store he manages in downtown Milwaukee when one of his regular customers walked by on her daily stroll around the neighborhood. “I’ve been telling people to come and buy even just a bottle of wine,” she said, stretching out her arms. “I hope it helps.” Pulling

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Your flight was canceled by the technology outage. What do you do next?

Air travelers became the face of the widespread technology outage Friday as they posted pictures on social media of crowds of people stranded at airports in Europe and the United States. In the U.S., American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, Spirit Airlines and Allegiant Air had all their flights grounded for varying lengths of

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