Google Must Delete Search Results Worldwide, Supreme Court of Canada Rules

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The Supreme Court of Canada ruled against Google on Wednesday in a closely-watched intellectual property case over whether judges can apply their own country’s laws to all of the internet. From a report: In a 7-2 decision, the court agreed a British Columbia judge had the power to issue an injunction forcing Google to scrub […]

A New Kind of Tech Job Emphasizes Skills, Not a College Degree

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Steve Lohr, writing for the New York Times: A few years ago, Sean Bridges lived with his mother, Linda, in Wiley Ford, W.Va. Their only income was her monthly Social Security disability check. He applied for work at Walmart and Burger King, but they were not hiring. Yet while Mr. Bridges had no work history, […]

FBI Interviews Employees of Russia-Linked Cyber Security Firm Kaspersky Lab

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FBI agents on Tuesday paid visits to at least a dozen employees of Kaspersky Lab, a Russia-based cyber-security company, asking questions about that company’s operations as part of a counter-intelligence inquiry, multiple sources familiar with the matter told NBC News. From a report: In a classic FBI investigative tactic, agents visited the homes of the […]

Vulnerability Discovered In Latest Ubuntu Distributions, Users Advised To Update

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Celarent Darii writes: There is a vulnerability in the latest ubuntu distributions due to the DNS resolver included in systemd. The inclusion of the dns resolver was lamented by many on the mailing list, not without cause. All are advised to update their distribution. Read more of this story at Slashdot. Sharing is Caring…

Toshiba Sues Western Digital For $1 Billion in Damages

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Toshiba has raised the stakes in an embittered legal row with its joint venture partner, suing Western Digital for a $1bn in damages and hoping Japanese courts will quash the US firm’s interference in the sale of its memory chip business. From a report: The litigation, filed Wednesday in Tokyo District Court, seeks to stop […]

President Trump Attacks Amazon, Incorrectly Claiming That It Owns The Washington Post For Tax Purposes

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The Washington Post, which has been critical of Donald Trump and his administration in its coverage, has become the latest victim in Trump’s Twitter tirade. On Wednesday, he accused Amazon of not “paying internet taxes (which they should),” adding that the company is using The Washington Post “in a scheme to dodge” the taxes. Quick […]

Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Defends Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick

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An anonymous reader writes: Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has absorbed blistering criticism for the way he handled allegations of sexual misconduct at the San Francisco riding-hailing service. But he can at least count on the support of one big name in Silicon Valley: former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer. Speaking at the annual Stanford Directors’ […]

The Guardian Backtracks On WhatsApp ‘Backdoor’ Report

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Five months after The Guardian published an investigative report, in which it found a “backdoor” in the Facebook-owned service, the publication is finally making amendments. The January report immediately stirred controversy among security experts, who began questioning The Guardian’s piece. Weeks later, Zeynep Tufekci, a researcher and op-ed writer for the New York Times, published […]

Microsoft’s Telemetry Shows Petya Infections in 65 Countries Around the World

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From a blog post by Microsoft: On June 27, 2017 reports of a ransomware infection began spreading across Europe. We saw the first infections in Ukraine, where more than 12,500 machines encountered the threat. We then observed infections in another 64 countries, including Belgium, Brazil, Germany, Russia, and the United States. The new ransomware has […]

Contractors Lose Jobs After Hacking CIA’s In-House Vending Machines

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An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechRepublic: Today’s vending machines are likely to be bolted to the floor or each other and are much more sophisticated — possibly containing machine intelligence, and belonging to the Internet of Things (IoT). Hacking this kind of vending machine obviously requires a more refined approach. The type security […]