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Attacks & Breaches, Security

US claims cyber strike on Iran after attack on Saudi oil facility

October 16, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Reuters reports that the United States launched a “secret cyber operation” against Iran in September, following the alleged drone and missile attack by Iran on Saudi Arabian oil facilities. Unnamed officials told Reuters that the late-September cyberattack targeted Iran’s “propaganda” […]


Networking, Software, Tech

Mozilla: Firefox 70 brings you these new security indicators

October 16, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Firefox 70 is introducing new padlock icon security and identity indicators in the browser that will give less visual prominence to Extended Validation (EV) SSL certificates and draw more attention to sites delivered via the insecure HTTP protocol. Mozilla and […]


Hardware, Mobility, Software, Tech

Here’s everything Google just announced at the Made By Google 2019 event

October 15, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Google held its annual “Made By Google” hardware event this morning in New York City, where they launched all sorts of new gear back to back to back. Didn’t have time to watch the whole stream, but still want to […]


Federal, Policy

Bernie Sanders unveils plan to raise corporate tax rate to 35% and ban stock buybacks

October 14, 2019

Via: CNBC – Top News

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders introduced a plan on Monday that would reverse President Donald Trump’s tax cuts for businesses and return the corporate tax rate to 35% from its current 21%. The Corporate Accountability and Democracy Plan would also […]


Infrastructure, Networking

AT&T facing $158 billion debt, to sell Puerto Rico network for $2 billion

October 10, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

AT&T has agreed to sell its wireless and wireline networks in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands for $1.95 billion to Liberty Latin America. The deal will help AT&T pay a small portion of the debt load created in […]


Software, Tech

China attacks Apple for allowing Hong Kong crowdsourced police activity app

October 9, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Apple’s decision to greenlight an app called HKmaps, which is being used by pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong to crowdsource information about street closures and police presence, is attracting the ire of the Chinese government. An article in Chinese state […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

FBI warns of major ransomware attacks as criminals go “big-game hunting”

October 8, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

The FBI has issued a public service announcement entitled “High Impact Ransomware Attacks Threaten US Businesses and Organizations.” While the announcement doesn’t provide any details of specific attacks, the Bureau warns in the announcement: Ransomware attacks are becoming more targeted, […]


Federal, Policy, Software, Tech

China Tells U.S. to ‘Stay Tuned’ for Retaliation After Trump Blacklists 8 Tech Giants

October 8, 2019

Via: Fortune

China signaled it would hit back after the Trump administration placed eight of the country’s technology giants on a blacklist over alleged human rights violations against Muslim minorities. Asked Tuesday whether China would retaliate over the blacklist, foreign ministry spokesman […]


Federal, Policy

Trump loses New York court fight to keep his tax returns secret

October 7, 2019

Via: CNBC – Top News

A federal judge on Monday dismissed President Donald Trump’s lawsuit seeking to block the release of his personal and corporate tax returns to the Manhattan district attorney, who is conducting a criminal investigation related to the president’s company. U.S. District […]


Federal, Policy

Why GOP Veterans of Clinton’s Impeachment Are Urging Caution on Trump

October 3, 2019

Via: Fortune

Some have regrets. A few can’t talk about it. Others would do it all again. But the Republicans who carried out President Bill Clinton’s impeachment in 1998 are unanimous in urging caution and restraint as Congress embarks on yet another […]