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Infrastructure, Wireless Infrastructure

AT&T plans thousands of layoffs at HBO, Warner Bros., rest of WarnerMedia

October 9, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

AT&T is planning thousands of layoffs at HBO, Warner Bros., and other parts of WarnerMedia as part of a plan to cut costs by up to 20 percent, The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday. WarnerMedia is what used to be […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Elusive hacker-for-hire group Bahamut linked to historical attack campaigns

October 9, 2020

Via: CSO Online

Attack attribution is one of the most difficult aspects of malware research and it’s not uncommon for different security companies to attribute attack campaigns to different threat actors only to later discover that they were the work of the same […]


Operations Security, Security

European antitrust regulators settle with Broadcom a year after ‘interim measures’ flex

October 7, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

A European antitrust probe of chipmaker Broadcom has been settled at an impressive clip, a little over a year after formally kicking off. The Commission announced today it has accepted commitments from the U.S. chipmaker to suspend all existing agreements […]


Networking Security, Security

Chrome 86 arrives with a slew of new security features

October 7, 2020

Via: TechSpot

The highlight feature is support for the ‘.well-known/change-password’ file. Should Google detect that one of your saved passwords was part of a security breach, you’ll be prompted to change it. Not only are you informed of the danger, but Google […]


Policy, State & Local

John McAfee arrested, indicted on tax evasion charges, sued for fraud

October 6, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

Noted cybersecurity eccentric John McAfee is under arrest in Spain awaiting extradition to the United States after being indicted on federal tax evasion charges. The Department of Justice unsealed the indictment (PDF) yesterday following McAfee’s arrest by Spanish authorities at […]


Operations Security, Security

New FBI strategy seeks to disrupt threat actors, help defenders through better coordination

October 6, 2020

Via: CSO Online

Last week, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued a joint announcement about the potential threat that foreign-backed online journals pose in spreading misinformation ahead of the crucial 2020 US presidential […]


Operations Security, Security

Venmo launches its first credit card, offering up to 3% cash back, personalized rewards

October 5, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

Last October, Venmo announced it would launch its first credit card sometime in 2020. Today, the PayPal-owned company is making good on those promises with the debut of the Venmo Credit Card, initially rolling out to select customers. The Visa […]


Federal, Policy

Here’s how much health insurance costs if you retire early

October 5, 2020

Via: CNBC

Justin McCurry retired in 2013. He and his wife decided at the beginning of their marriage that they wanted to quit working while they were young. So the couple ran some calculations, made a budget and set out to save […]


Hardware, Tech

Lenovo Yoga 5G is the world’s first 5G laptop, but it’s only available via contract

October 5, 2020

Via: The Inquirer

The new laptop will only be available via a paid-monthly contract with EE initially, similar to your conventional smartphone contract. This means you won’t be able to buy the laptop separately, despite featuring a SIM card slot where you can […]


Policy, State & Local

Portland passes expansive city ban on facial recognition tech

September 10, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

The city council in Portland, Oregon passed legislation Wednesday that’s widely regarded as the most aggressive municipal ban on facial recognition technology so far. Through a pair of ordinances, Portland will both prohibit city bureaus from using the controversial technology […]