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T-Mobile unexpectedly launches commercial 5G network -- in Poland
December 12, 2018

Launching a new 5G network isn’t easy, requiring plenty of new cellular tower hardware, regulatory approvals, and consumer devices. Having previously promised to turn on its first U.S. 5G towers in 2019, T-Mobile surprisingly announced today that it has launched a live commercial 5G network in Poland — the country’s first. Like all of the 5G networks debuted to date, T-Mobile’s service in Poland is starting with a limited geographic...

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Super Micro: Audit found no spy chips in motherboards
December 12, 2018

(Reuters) — Computer hardware maker Super Micro Computer told customers on Tuesday that an outside investigations firm had found no evidence of any malicious hardware in its current or older-model motherboards. In a letter to customers, the San Jose, California, company said it was not surprised by the result of the review it commissioned in October after a Bloomberg article reported that spies for the Chinese government had tainted Super...

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ProBeat: I would seriously consider using Chromium Edge
December 10, 2018

I’ve been thinking a lot about Microsoft’s embrace of Chromium for Edge on desktops. There’s the joke “why do we need a Chromium-powered Edge? To better download Chrome?” but there’s also the reverse point “why even download Chrome if Edge is powered by Chromium?” Yesterday’s news made me think again why I don’t spend more time using Edge, especially given that Microsoft really has done a decent job with it. And the...

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EU technology commissioner: Europe should be worried about Huawei
December 9, 2018

(Reuters) — The European Union should be worried about Huawei and other Chinese technology companies because of the risk they pose to the bloc’s industry and security, the EU’s technology commissioner said on Friday. “Do we have to be worried about Huawei or other Chinese companies? Yes, I think we have to be worried about those companies,” Andrus Ansip told a news conference in Brussels, days after a top executive at Chinese tech...

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Amazon Go cashierless stores are coming to airports
December 8, 2018

(Reuters) — Amazon.com is looking at bringing its futuristic checkout-free store format to airports in an effort to win business from hungry, time-pressed travelers, according to public records and a person familiar with the strategy. The move underscores how a company that started as an online bookseller is making forays into brick-and-mortar retail to capture a greater share of shoppers’ spending. For months, the world’s largest...

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Pindrop raises $90 million for biometric voice authentication
December 6, 2018

Call center phone fraud is responsible for an estimated $14 billion in losses annually, and it’s on the rise. The frequency of attacks rose by an estimated 113 percent in 2018, which is bad news for brands — according to a recent survey, a full 41 percent of customers affected by fraud blame the company rather than the attacker. That’s where Pindrop comes in. The seven-year-old Atlanta, Georgia-based startup provides a suite of...

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Unlocking the American market: A seed-to-A guide for cybersecurity startups overseas
December 3, 2018

Global cybersecurity continues to see impressive growth, fueled by increasingly complex environments and sophisticated attacks. While this growth is driven globally by innovation hubs such as Israel, much of the demand, especially for enterprise security, still comes from the American market. This presents cybersecurity innovators from abroad with a unique challenge: How do you develop, launch, and grow a product for a market thousands of...

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ProBeat: Twitter's biggest mistake was giving Donald Trump a pass
December 3, 2018

Twitter’s stock took a hit yesterday after news resurfaced that Fox News had not tweeted for three weeks. The publication stopped tweeting after activists posted news host Tucker Carlson’s home address on Twitter, which reportedly did not remove it in a timely fashion. Also yesterday, an alt-right activist handcuffed herself to Twitter’s NYC headquarters. This has nothing to do with Donald Trump and everything to do with Donald Trump....

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Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Fluent, time, microphone, and search improvements
November 30, 2018

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview with Fluent, time, microphone, search, Windows Update, and Mail & Calendar improvements. This build is from the 19H1 branch, which will arrive in the first half of next year. Windows 10 is being developed as a service, meaning it receives new features on a regular basis. Microsoft has released six major updates so far: November Update, Anniversary Update, Creators Update, Fall Creators...

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Gone phishing: It's Black Friday, let's talk about cybersecurity
November 26, 2018

Black Friday is fertile phishing ground for cybercriminals, with the usual dubious email scams, as well as rogue advertisements and “offers” spread through social media to glean personal data from thrifty consumers. The U.K.’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), which constitutes part of the country’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) intelligence agency, has issued its first ever official Black Friday cyberthreat...

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