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11/16/2018

According to Kaspersky Lab, the WannaCry virus is still responsible for more than a quarter of all ransomware cyberattacks. Despite being disabled, the North Korean cyberthreat was so prevalent that it continues to spread uncontrollably.

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11/16/2018

Xbox is making strides in adding keyword and mouse support to its family of products through its Xbox Insider Program. Keyboard and mouse support could enable ports of PC games and make the Xbox One more appealing to PC gamers.

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Engadget
11/16/2018

Oracle has agreed on terms to purchase Talari Networks, a California-based SD-WAN provider that will allow Oracle to expand its cloud business. Oracle is expected to use Talari's Failsafe technology to improve reliability and security for its Session Border Controller.

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11/16/2018

Docker and Mulesoft have reached an agreement to integrate the companies' platforms and sell products together, with Docker also securing an investment from Salesforce as part of the deal. The deal includes a technical partnership to allow customers to easily use the two toolsets together as well as a sales partnership to work with systems integrators to package the companies products together.

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11/16/2018

More celebrities are jumping on the TikTok bandwagon, entering a US user base that now tops 6 million. It's just the latest evidence of the video app's market traction, including a steady ascent in Apple App Store download rankings.

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11/16/2018

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg said the social network has worked quickly to combat Russian interference and now favors regulation to weed out "harmful content." Plans are afoot for user choice about "borderline content" appearing in news feeds and for an independent panel to hear user arguments that content was incorrectly banned.

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Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook, FB
11/16/2018

Tinder users can now be clued in if they're near an area with a spike of activity on the dating app. Users of the new Swipe Surge feature will also have their profiles appear first in a searcher's lineup.

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The Verge
11/16/2018

With cybersecurity experts at a premium, one Idaho high school is sending students to a nearby university where they are hacking into the computer system in order to develop ways to protect data by uncovering vulnerabilities. Twelve students from several neighboring schools participated in the immersive program.

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11/16/2018

According to a 2018 global survey from SailPoint, employees are getting lazy about cybersecurity despite increased risks associated with cyberattacks. Recycling passwords and using unauthorized software were the worst offenses and, surprisingly, millennials were the least likely to take precautions.

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11/16/2018

Roku's TV Wireless Speakers, initially announced in July, will begin shipping today and will go on sale in advance of Black Friday for $149.99. The promotion, set for Nov. 18 through 26, cuts $50 off the standard retail price.

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