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Mass email hoax causes closures across the US and Canada

Mass email hoax causes closures across the US and Canada

10 hours ago   |   Ars Technica

Enlarge / Police tape. A tsunami of emailed bomb threats is prompting closures at hospitals, schools, public transit agencies, and business across the US and Canada. Word of...
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Iranian phishers bypass 2fa protections offered by Yahoo Mail and Gmail

Iranian phishers bypass 2fa protections offered by Yahoo Mail and Gmail

14 hours ago   |   Ars Technica

Enlarge A recent phishing campaign targeting US government officials, activists, and journalists is notable for using a technique that allowed the attackers to bypass...
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Verizon cuts 10,000 jobs and admits its Yahoo/AOL division is a failure

Verizon cuts 10,000 jobs and admits its Yahoo/AOL division is a failure

15 hours ago   |   Ars Technica

Enlarge Verizon is parting ways with 10,400 employees in "a voluntary separation program," despite the Trump administration providing a tax cut and various deregulatory...
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Ohio Congressman: We can fund border wall with “WallCoin”

Ohio Congressman: We can fund border wall with “WallCoin”

15 hours ago   |   Ars Technica

Enlarge / Rep. Warren Davidson wants Americans, Mexicans, or just about anyone else to be able to donate cash to build a wall. And he thinks a "WallCoin" could help do that...
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T-Mobile lied to the FCC about its 4G coverage, small carriers say

T-Mobile lied to the FCC about its 4G coverage, small carriers say

19 hours ago   |   Ars Technica

Enlarge T-Mobile lied to the Federal Communications Commission about the extent of its 4G LTE coverage, according to a trade group that represents rural wireless...
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Amazon Web Services aims to colonize your network with Outpost

Amazon Web Services aims to colonize your network with Outpost

1 day ago   |   Ars Technica

Enlarge / Amazon's going to need some bigger boxes to ship those Outpost racks next year. (credit: Christopher Lee/Bloomberg via Getty Images) If you want to know what Amazon's...
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Supermicro refutes report of malicious implants with audit

Supermicro refutes report of malicious implants with audit

2 days ago   |   Ars Technica

Enlarge / A letter posted by Supermicro executives today announcing that an audit had found no evidence of claims of espionage implants in the company's servers, part of a...
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Comcast rejected by small town-residents vote for municipal fiber instead

Comcast rejected by small town-residents vote for municipal fiber instead

2 days ago   |   Ars Technica

Enlarge A small Massachusetts town has rejected an offer from Comcast and instead plans to build a municipal fiber broadband network. Comcast offered to bring cable Internet...
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Testing the first commercial VPN provider to offer WireGuard connectivity

Testing the first commercial VPN provider to offer WireGuard connectivity

2 days ago   |   Ars Technica

Enlarge / We don't recommend specific VPN solutions, but we sure like analyzing them. Following our earlier WireGuard coverage , commercial VPN provider IVPN 's chief...
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Google+ bug exposes non-public profile data for 52 million users

Google+ bug exposes non-public profile data for 52 million users

3 days ago   |   Ars Technica   |   3 articles

Enlarge / The Google Plus social network logo is seen in the company's offices behind Android toys on August 21, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. Two months after disclosing an error...
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Apple plans iOS updates to beat China iPhone ban

Apple plans iOS updates to beat China iPhone ban

Apple is to issue software updates to iOS that it hopes will help overturn an iPhone sales ban in China. Qualcomm alleges that the iPhone violates two of its patents - one... Read more ...

Save 93% on the Complete Raspberry Pi Course Bundle

Save 93% on the Complete Raspberry Pi Course Bundle

We have a great deal on the Complete Raspberry Pi Course Bundle in the Geeky Gadgets Deals store today, you can save 93% off the normal price. The Complete Raspberry Pi Course... Read more ...

YouTube Music goes after Apple Music with global and local charts playlists

YouTube Music goes after Apple Music with global and local charts playlists

Now that the whole YouTube Rewind 2018 debacle is starting to blow over, Google's video hosting-focused subsidiary can go back to improving its fledgling music streaming... Read more ...

Anki Vector Robot receiving Amazon Alexa support December 17th 2018

Anki Vector Robot receiving Amazon Alexa support December 17th 2018

Owners of Anki Vector robot, the second generation Anki robot will soon be able to use Amazon Alexa thanks to new integration that will be rolling out via a software update... Read more ...

Huawei Mate 10 Pro hits new all-time low price at Newegg and B&H with gifts...

Huawei Mate 10 Pro hits new all-time low price at Newegg and B&H with gifts also included

While Huawei's open conflict with the US government continues to escalate, and the company's suspected contribution to Chinese spying efforts could soon spell trouble in Europe... Read more ...

Amazon Echo Link makes your favourite hi-fi smart

Amazon Echo Link makes your favourite hi-fi smart

If your favourite hi-fi system could do with a little smart technology you might be interested to know that the previously announced Amazon Echo Link is now available to... Read more ...

5G Samsung Galaxy S10 to come with SM-G977 model number

5G Samsung Galaxy S10 to come with SM-G977 model number

It looks like the model number of the 5G Samsung Galaxy S10 may have been revealed, the handset will apparently come with the model number SM-G977. The Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite... Read more ...

These are the world's worst passwords, and this is your yearly reminder to...

These are the world's worst passwords, and this is your yearly reminder to choose better ones

No matter how careful you are these days, major cybersecurity breaches still happen way too often even for the world's largest tech companies, regularly putting your most... Read more ...

Apple argues that China iPhone Ban would force it to settle with Qualcomm

Apple argues that China iPhone Ban would force it to settle with Qualcomm

Apple and Qualcomm are in the middle of a number of lawsuits and Qualcomm recently managed to get injunctions against sales of some models of the iPhone in China, basically... Read more ...

Apple to retire Music Connect's social features

Apple to retire Music Connect's social features

It appears that Apple plans to completely remove Music Connect, a feature that made it to its music streaming service back in 2015. Apple Music Connect was launched to make it... Read more ...