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12/14/2018

Microsoft could potentially bring Windows 10 subscriptions to consumers through a model based on what is already offered to enterprises. The subscription service is expected to include Office 365 as well as Skype, Cortana and potentially a more advanced security platform than Windows Defender.

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Skype, Microsoft, Cortana
12/13/2018

Apple will invest $1 billion to construct a 133-acre campus in Austin, Texas, that initially will support 5,000 new employees. The company also intends to build new sites in San Diego, Seattle and Culver City, Calif., and will add to its facilities in New York, Pittsburgh and Boulder, Colo.

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12/13/2018

Children's advocacy group Save the Children was bilked of $1M in a cyberattack last year that was eventually traced to Japan. Insurance covered most of the losses, and the charity has since adopted more stringent cybersecurity measures to protect itself from attacks.

12/13/2018

A Motorola Solutions survey of 120 land mobile radio system managers found that slightly more than half actively monitor security, and less than 30% report doing regular risk assessments. "Managing and staying ahead of evolving threats requires consistently applying measures such as risk assessments, information assurance road maps, security patching, and active security monitoring to your LMR systems and associated technologies," the report states.

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12/13/2018

A ransom attack on Bay & Bay, a trucking and logistics company based in the Minneapolis suburb of Eagan, Minn., ultimately led the company to pay a ransom to unlock its system. The incident showcases just how vulnerable the transportation industry can be and how important vigilant cybersecurity measures are for protecting customer data and other information.

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Transport Topics
12/13/2018

With recent, large-scale cyberattacks being traced to China, the Trump administration is cracking down, weighing options including indictments and sanctions, which could cause additional upheaval between the two countries. "I don't know whether this practice of applying maximum pressure is the right way to do it," says Herbert Lin, a senior research scholar for cyberpolicy at Stanford University.

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12/13/2018

Internet of things provider Kore is acquiring Netherlands-based core network and e-SIM provider Aspider-NGI. The purchase allows Kore to extend its role in the global use of e-SIM IoT and deliver more managed connectivity services.

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12/13/2018

South Korea's Samsung will shut down operations at its mobile phone plant in the Chinese city of Tianjin amid a slump in sales in 2018. The factory will cease operations by the end of the year, while Samsung says it will continue to focus on lower-cost countries such as India and Vietnam for production.

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12/12/2018

It is becoming increasingly difficult to recognize cybercriminals, says one expert who stopped several potentially damaging hacks after he'd initially failed to recognize the cybersecurity risks. Because cyberhackers are using more sophisticated means of accessing both company and personal computer systems, more people are finding themselves the victims of hacks, and this year, 17 million Americans have lost $18 billion to hackers.

12/12/2018

Google CEO Sundar Pichai cited access to information as a human right when arguing for Google's return to China during a congressional hearing on Tuesday. Google says it is not close to launching a product in China despite details of a censored search engine product for the country leaking earlier this year.

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