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Federal, Policy

Google hit with €1.49 billion antitrust fine by Europe over online advertising

March 20, 2019

Via: ZDnet

The European Commission (EC) has fined Google €1.49bn for breaching EU antitrust rules. The EC said Google has abused its market dominance by imposing a number of restrictive clauses in contracts with third-party websites which stopped Google’s rivals from placing […]


Federal, Policy

Trump Names Former Delta Executive Stephen Dickson to Lead the FAA Amid the Boeing Scandal

March 20, 2019

Via: Fortune

President Donald Trump named former airline executive Stephen Dickson to run the Federal Aviation Administration as the agency faces scrutiny for its role in approving the Boeing Co. 737 Max for service before two fatal crashes of the jetliner. The […]


Federal, Policy

Mueller’s Probe of Cohen Dates to Mid-2017, New Documents Show

March 19, 2019

Via: Fortune

Special Counsel Robert Mueller began looking into President Donald Trump’s one-time personal attorney Michael Cohen soon after beginning his investigation and prosecutors already had gathered considerable information about alleged campaign finance violations by the time FBI agents raided Cohen properties, […]


Applications, Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure, Software, Tech

Oracle updates cloud applications as SaaS sales builds momentum

March 19, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Oracle on Tuesday announced improvements to its suite of cloud applications, including the Oracle ERP Cloud, HCM Cloud, SCM Cloud, and CX Cloud. With these updates, Oracle’s customers will see more sophisticated functionality, including more machine learning-powered features. The enhancements […]


Operations Security, Security

Slack hands over control of encryption keys to regulated customers

March 18, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Slack announced today that it is launching Enterprise Key Management (EKM) for Slack, a new tool that enables customers to control their encryption keys in the enterprise version of the communications app. The keys are managed in the AWS KMS […]


Networking Security, Security

Desperate to get through to execs, some cybersecurity vendors are resorting to lies and blackmail

March 18, 2019

Via: CNBC – Top News

The cybersecurity vendor marketplace is growing so crowded that some companies have been resorting to extreme tactics to get security executives on the phone to pitch their products, including lying about security emergencies and threatening to expose insignificant breaches to […]


Operations Security, Security

Nasty WinRAR bug is being actively exploited to install hard-to-detect malware

March 15, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Malicious hackers wasted no time exploiting a nasty code-execution vulnerability recently disclosed in WinRAR, a Windows file-compression program with 500 million users worldwide. The in-the-wild attacks install malware that, at the time this post was going live, was undetected by […]


Events, Hardware, Mobility, Tech

Everything you need to know before Apple’s March 25 “it’s show time” event

March 15, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

On March 25, Apple executives and partners will take to the stage in the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple’s Cupertino campus to talk about subscriptions, software, services, entertainment, and media. These are all things Apple has dealt with before, but […]


Mobility, Tech

Google filed a folding phone patent application, too

March 15, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Does a patent application mean a company is particularly serious about a technology? No. Is every company that makes phones at least toying around with a folding model? Yes, probably. It’s tough to know from a series of crude drawings […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Hacking and Cyber Attack Ruled Out as Cause of Mystery 14-Hour Facebook Outage

March 14, 2019

Via: Fortune

A widespread outage affecting the Facebook (FB, -1.74%) family of apps for more than 14 hours on Wednesday and Thursday remains unexplained. Worldwide, many users reported issues using Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, Oculus VR and WhatsApp. For some, the websites were […]