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10/12/2018

Google plans to help educate children about proper online behavior through a partnership with the National Parent Teachers Association and nonprofit DonorsChoose.org. As part of a National Cybersecurity Awareness and National Bullying Prevention Month initiative, Google will offer Pixelbook laptops for parents and kids with presentation materials about online safety and other issues.

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The Verge
10/12/2018

A European investigation is now underway into Google's refusal to reveal a major data breach in its Google+ social network for months after it was discovered. The problem came to light internally in March but reportedly was not announced due to fears of regulation.

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10/12/2018

Researchers at Palo Alto Networks uncovered cryptojacking malware that disguises itself as an Abobe Flash Player update. The malware downloads an actual Flash Player update "to hide distribution of cryptocurrency miners and other unwanted programs," explains Palo Alto intelligence analyst Brad Duncan.

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ZDNet
10/12/2018

Software analytics company New Relic says it will acquire CoScale technology and its key team members, enhancing New Relic's container and micro service software offerings. New Relic will add CoScale's Kubernetes monitoring capabilities to its platform.

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ZDNet
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10/12/2018

Mitel, RingCentral, Avaya and CoreDigital fielded questions from a panel of experts regarding unified communications as a service, adding partners and sales incentives. Mitel's Jim McGarry said his company's "gateway drug" to attract partners is its support and agent channel investment, while RingCentral cited its Office product as a top draw for partners.

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Channel Futures
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Mitel, RingCentral, Avaya, UCaaS
10/12/2018

It's all too common: New hires enter a job with excitement that quickly trails off and leaves them wondering whether they should leave. Leadership From the Core founder Marcel Schwantes examines some reasons for this discontent -- a feeling that profits matter more than people, dislike of immediate supervisors -- and concludes they all boil down to a perception of disrespect.

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Inc. online
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10/12/2018

A group of Republican senators is calling on Google to release an internal memo that allegedly advised the company not to disclose a data vulnerability that affected up to 500,000 Google+ users. "We are especially disappointed given that Google's chief privacy officer testified before the Senate Commerce Committee on the issue of privacy on September 26, 2018 -- just two weeks ago -- and did not take the opportunity to provide information regarding this very relevant issue to the Committee," the senators said in a letter.

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The Hill
10/12/2018

Nvidia released new software known as RAPIDS, developed through a collaboration with Hewlett Packard Enterprise, International Business Machines and Oracle. Walmart is already using the new tools, which aim to enable chips to do basic business data analytics.

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Reuters
10/11/2018

Malware, including ransomware and cryptojacking -- the hacking of someone else's computer to mine cryptocurrency -- made up 52% of cybersecurity threats during the first half of 2018, a Webroot report states. But cryptojacking toppled ransomware as the top cybersecurity threat, accounting for 35% of threats.

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TechRepublic
10/11/2018

Apple has agreed to a $600 million deal to buy a portion of European chipmaker Dialog Semiconductor and to purchase items from the remaining part of Dialog's business. The deal will close during 2019, and Apple's payment includes licenses for current and future intellectual property, sources say.

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TechCrunch, Reuters
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