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Federal, Policy

“Face reality! We need net neutrality!” Crowds chant across the country

December 8, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

Protestors across the nation rallied in support for network neutrality on Thursday, a week before the Federal Communications Commission is scheduled to take a historic vote rolling back network neutrality regulations. Protestors say those regulations, which were enacted by the […]


Operations Security, Security

The real reason you’re failing at PCI DSS compliance

December 8, 2017

Via: CIO

For nine years, Verizon has released its annual Payment Security Report about the state of Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance. For nine years, the pattern has remained the same: Many companies don’t comply with the standard, […]


Operations Security, Security

macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 is here with enterprise and security updates

December 7, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

Rounding out several days of OS updates that included iOS 11.2, tvOS 11.2, and watchOS 4.2, Apple today rolled out macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 for supported Macs. You can download the update now from the Mac App Store. The update […]


Federal, Policy

Sen. Cornyn signals GOP could tweak state and local deductions in final tax bill

December 7, 2017

Via: CNBC – Top News

Sen. John Cornyn, the No. 2 Senate Republican, signaled Thursday that the GOP could tweak its treatment of popular tax deductions in its final tax bill. The separate bills passed by the House and Senate scrap most state and local […]


Networking, Tech

Juniper launches network automation bots

December 7, 2017

Via: ZDnet

Juniper on Thursday announced Juniper Bots, a line of applications for its Contrail Cloud and AppFormix platforms that automate network management tasks and improve network analytics. Three bots will be available at launch: Contrail PeerBot, TestBot and HealthBot, and Juniper […]


Software, Tech

CIOs embrace SaaS-based TBM to quantify IT’s value

December 6, 2017

Via: CIO

CIOs have long struggled to quantify the value of IT services relative to production costs, a financial black box that sows distrust between the tech department and business divisions. As IT implements additional digital capabilities in service of the business, […]


Software, Tech

Oath and Mozilla are suing each other after Firefox switches back to Google search

December 6, 2017

Via: Tech Crunch

Firefox’s default search engine has become the subject of a hotly contested legal battle, a few weeks after Mozilla announced it would be moving from Yahoo to Google. Yahoo’s new parent Oath filed a complaint against Mozilla in a California […]


Infrastructure, Networking

Inflect raises $3M seed round to make buying internet infrastructure easier

December 6, 2017

Via: Tech Crunch

Inflect, a startup that wants to make it easier for businesses to buy their own internet infrastructure, today announced that it has raised a $3 million seed funding round. The service, which is still in preview, provides business with the […]


Mobility, Tech

Google releases “Android Go” to OEMs, along with a suite of low-end Google apps

December 5, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

Google’s upcoming low-end configuration of Android—”Android Go”—has hit a major milestone. With the launch of Android 8.1 (which is happening some time in the next 24 hours!), Android Go is being released to OEMs as “Android Oreo (Go Edition).” Device […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

100,000-strong botnet built on router 0-day could strike at any time

December 5, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

Attackers have used an advanced new strain of the Mirai Internet-of-things malware to quietly amass an army of 100,000 home routers that could be used at any moment to wage Internet-paralyzing attacks, a researcher warned Monday. Botnet operators have been […]