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Federal, Hardware, Policy, Software, Tech

As Trade War Escalates, Tech Companies Flee Mainland China

August 13, 2019

Via: Fortune

HP Inc.-laptop maker Inventec Corp. said it will to shift production of notebooks for the U.S. market out of China within months, adding to the tech industry’s exodus as the world’s two largest economies escalate their trade war. Inventec will […]


Software, Tech

AI researchers have a plan to pay patients for data

August 12, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Robert Chang, a Stanford ophthalmologist, normally stays busy prescribing drops and performing eye surgery. But a few years ago, he decided to jump on a hot new trend in his field: artificial intelligence. Doctors like Chang often rely on eye […]


Software, Tech

When Will Twitter Ban White Nationalists? Civil Rights Leaders Urge the Site to Take Action

August 12, 2019

Via: Fortune

As the two-year anniversary of the deadly 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville approaches, civil rights and digital activists say Twitter has not done nearly enough to prevent white nationalists from spreading hate speech online. Twitter is facing increased […]


Operations Security, Security, Software, Tech

Silent Windows update patched side channel that leaked data from Intel CPUs

August 7, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Microsoft last month pushed a silent update that mitigated a serious vulnerability in all CPUs Intel has introduced since 2012, researchers who discovered the flaw said Tuesday. The vulnerability—discovered and privately reported to Intel 12 months ago—resided in every CPU […]


Software, Tech

Huawei’s new OS is for industrial use, not Android replacement

July 19, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Seems Hongmeng isn’t the Android replacement it’s been pitched as, after all. The initial story certainly tracked, as Huawei has been preparing for the very real possibility of life after Google, but the Chinese hardware giant says the operating system […]


Networking Security, Security, Software, Tech

Slack resets user passwords after 2015 data breach

July 18, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Slack will reset the passwords of users it believes are affected by a historical data breach that affected the company more than four years ago. In 2015, the company said it was hit by hackers who gained access to its […]


Software, Tech

Donald Trump blasts Facebook’s Libra, demands strict regulation

July 12, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Donald Trump is not a fan of Libra, Facebook’s proposed cryptocurrency, the president made clear in a series of tweets on Thursday evening. “Facebook Libra’s ‘virtual currency’ will have little standing or dependability.,” Trump tweeted. “If Facebook and other companies […]


Operations Security, Security, Software, Tech

Windows 10 security: Bad bug in our CPU diagnostics app, so patch now, says Intel

July 10, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Windows users and admins who’ve ever downloaded Intel’s Processor Diagnostic Tool (IPDT) should update to the latest versions of the 32-bit and 64-bit products. According to Intel, IPDT version 4.1.2.24 and below suffer from “improper access control” that can be […]


Big Data, Software, Tech

U.S. enterprises want to expand IT teams, but face skilled worker shortages

June 25, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Sixty-seven percent of enterprises plan to expand full time IT workers, but many are having trouble hiring skilled employees, according to staffing firm Robert Half Technology. The 67% tally was up four points from Robert Half’s survey for the first […]


Networking Security, Security, Software, Tech

There’s No Roadmap to Breaking Up Facebook—But Here’s Where the Government Might Start

June 7, 2019

Via: Fortune

“Break up Big Tech,” has become a rallying cry of consumer advocates and prominent politicians. But what, in practice, would that actually look like? Fortune spoke with experts in various areas of law and business to see how that might […]