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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 […]


Software, Tech

Crypto Investment Up 300% in Third Quarter, Grayscale Reports

October 15, 2019

Via: Fortune

Grayscale Investments, which offers investors access to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in the form of shares, on Tuesday reported a record third-quarter inflow of over a quarter of a billion dollars. In a report, the New York-based investment firm said […]


Networking Security, Security

Thoma Bravo makes $3.9 billion offer to acquire security firm Sophos

October 14, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Sophos announced this morning that private equity firm Thoma Bravo, has agreed to buy the British company for £3.1 billion ($3.9 billion USD). The price is based on $7.40 USD per share and the company indicated that the board of […]


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 […]


Federal, Policy

Federal appeals court rejects Trump’s bid to block House subpoena for his tax returns

October 11, 2019

Via: CNBC – Top News

A federal appeals court in a split ruling Friday rejected President Donald Trump’s bid to block a subpoena for his income tax returns from the Democrat-controlled House Committee on Oversight and Reform. The 2-1 ruling by the U.S Circuit Court […]


Software, Tech

Apple CEO Tim Cook Defends Decision to Drop Hong Kong Protest Map From App Store After China Complaint

October 11, 2019

Via: Fortune

For many U.S. tech companies, access to the Chinese market requires walking a tightrope between the liberal principles they promote at home and the laws they must abide by in China. Yesterday, Apple CEO Tim Cook became the latest Silicon […]


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 […]


Federal, Policy

A carbon tax is ‘single most powerful’ way to combat climate change, IMF says

October 10, 2019

Via: CNBC – Top News

Increasing the price of carbon is the most efficient and powerful method of combating global warming and reducing air pollution, according to a new report from the International Monetary Fund. While the idea of carbon taxes on fossil fuel corporations […]