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10/19/2018

Micron announced a plan to take full control of its IM Flash Technologies joint venture with Intel and make it a wholly owned subsidiary. Micron will pay $1.5 billion to Intel as well as take on Intel's nearly $1 billion debt to the joint venture.

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10/19/2018

Coinbase is releasing an open-source security scaling tool to the general public via GitHub. Salus will allow users to update repositories and scanner setups efficiently.

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10/19/2018

Development of valuable facial recognition technology could be held back if a lawsuit challenging Facebook in Illinois succeeds, the Internet Association argues. The Silicon Valley lobbying group is contesting the biometric privacy law, saying facial recognition "can allow consumers to unlock their smartphones with a glance, streamline airport security screenings and assist doctors in identifying rare genetic diseases."

10/19/2018

There's a serious shortage of cybersecurity experts, but only 20% of cybersecurity workers are women, which limits perspective when it comes to solving cyberthreats. "The wider variety of people and experience we have defending our networks, the better our chances of success," says Priscilla Moriuchi, director of strategic threat development at Recorded Future.

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Forbes
10/19/2018

Cybersecurity education needs to begin from the ground up, experts said in a recent webinar from the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education. Without security at an engineering level, all other parts of the system are vulnerable, said Ron Ross, a fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology who focuses on security engineering and architecture.

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MeriTalk
10/19/2018

Yale University is facing a second lawsuit for a decade-old data breach that exposed the information of 100,000 former students. Hackers gained access to Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and more between April 2008 and January 2009.

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10/19/2018

Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Cory Gardner, R-Colo., have introduced a bipartisan bill aimed at tightening security surrounding IoT devices. The bill would bar government agencies from acquiring IoT devices and sensors that don't meet certain security requirements.

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10/19/2018

As the largest defense contractor in the world, Lockheed Martin needs to have tight cybersecurity in place, especially since it has been dodging attacks since 2003. The company uses "intelligence-driven defense," which tracks trends to map hackers' patterns, to prevent data breaches.

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10/19/2018

As companies such as Google and Microsoft release new hardware, they will face an uphill battle in gaining market share from established market leaders such as Apple. However, these devices can be used to feed into a far more important market for big tech companies -- the subscription service market.

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10/19/2018

Comcast reported that its fastest internet service is now available to almost 58 million homes and businesses in the US, exceeding the reach of all other providers. The high-speed internet segment represents a major part of the company's revenue and profits, which is critical as its video service subscribers decline.

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