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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

Garmin on Thursday unveiled its GPS watch, the Instinct, which offers a barometric altimeter, a 3x-axis compass and multinavigation platform support. The Instant also provides a built-in heart rate monitor, plus UltraTrac mode for long-term battery use.

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10/12/2018

Facebook is fulfilling the promise it made this year to deliver 3D-esque capabilities for photos. The new capability is powered by artificial intelligence and works with mobile, desktop and virtual reality devices.

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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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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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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

Stacy Smith, a 30-year veteran of Intel who served as the chipmaker's chief financial officer and president of manufacturing, operations and sales, was named executive chairman of Toshiba Memory, which is now owned by an investor consortium led by Bain Capital. Smith also joints the board.

10/12/2018

The custom A13 application processor that Apple will begin using next year will reportedly be fabricated by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., which has been the exclusive provider of application processors to Apple since 2016, supply chain sources say.

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DigiTimes