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When coffee makers are demanding a ransom, you know IoT is screwed

1 day ago   |   Ars Technica

With the name Smarter, you might expect a network-connected kitchen appliance maker to be, well, smarter than companies selling conventional appliances. But in the case of the...
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Alphabet promises to no longer bung tens of millions of dollars to alleged sex pest execs who quit mid-probe

1 day ago   |   The Register

New rules brought in after search biz settles shareholder lawsuit Google will no longer pay top execs fat severance packages not only if they are fired for sexual harassment...
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Alphabet, shareholders settle in lawsuits over sexual harassment at Google

Alphabet, shareholders settle in lawsuits over sexual harassment at Google

2 days ago   |   Ars Technica   |   3 articles

Enlarge / Google's corporate headquarters. (credit: Alex Tai | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images ) Alphabet, Google's parent company, said today it has settled a set of...
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Microsoft boots apps used by China-sponsored hackers out of Azure

Microsoft boots apps used by China-sponsored hackers out of Azure

2 days ago   |   Ars Technica

Enlarge / Computer chip with Chinese flag, 3d conceptual illustration. Fortune 500 companies aren't the only ones flocking to cloud services like Microsoft Azure...
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How to choose a POS system for a retail store

How to choose a POS system for a retail store

2 days ago   |   TechRadar

Need a POS system for your retail store? This post outlines the steps to take to find the best point of sale for your biz.
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Hootsuite melts ICE deal after staff revolt: CEO vows not to divide biz like agents divided families at the US border

2 days ago   |   The Register

Contract would have run for up to three years, bagged $500,000, it seems Hootsuite says it has scrapped a contract with the US government's Immigration and Customs Enforcement...
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One of this year's most severe Windows bugs is now under active exploit

One of this year's most severe Windows bugs is now under active exploit

3 days ago   |   Ars Technica

One of the highest-impact Windows vulnerabilities patched this year is now under active exploitation by malicious hackers, Microsoft warned overnight, in a development that...
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We need to talk about criminal hackers using Cobalt Strike, says Cisco Talos

3 days ago   |   The Register

Pentesting tool showing up in the hands of baddies, warns threat intel biz Penetration testing tool Cobalt Strike is increasingly being used by black hats in non-simulated...
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UK ICO fines biz profiteering from COVID-19 crisis by sending unsolicited marketing texts to Joe Public

3 days ago   |   The Register

Digital Growth Experts Ltd hit send on 16k+ messages. The fine? £3.70 per text Digital Growth Experts Ltd is nursing a £60,000 smackdown doled out by the UK's data watchdog...
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T-Mobile hits back at AT&T and Verizon after spectrum-hoarding accusations

T-Mobile hits back at AT&T and Verizon after spectrum-hoarding accusations

4 days ago   |   Ars Technica

Enlarge / Mike Sievert, president and chief operating officer for T-Mobile US Inc., speaks during a keynote at CES 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020...
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