Monthly Archives: November 2017

New web browsing security tool arrives: DNS over TLS

Tenta DNS, an open-source DNS over TLS resolver, will help preserve users’ privacy after the fall of net neutrality.      By Steven J. Vaughan-NicholsNovember 30, 2017     Net neutrality is on its death bed. With it gone, ISPs will be able to strip-data-mine your every move on the web. There are answers. One is…
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Verizon 5G to launch in Sacramento in 2018

Verizon will be launching between three and five commercial 5G networks across the US over the next two years, starting with Sacramento in the second half of 2018.      By Corinne Reichert | November 30, 2017     Verizon has announced that it will be commercially deploying a 5G network in Sacramento, California, in the…
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IRS victory: Coinbase to hand over 14,000 user records, transaction data

Over 14,000 people will be linked to their accounts to check they have been declaring their cryptocurrency profits.      By Charlie OsborneNovember 30, 2017 File Photo     The US Internal Revenue Service has won a battle against Coinbase and has obtained a court order to force the cryptocurrency platform to hand over the records…
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Internet censorship: It’s on the rise and Silicon Valley is helping it happen

Instead of opposing the internet barriers raised by the world’s authoritarian regimes, Silicon Valley is playing along.        By Andrada FiscuteanNovember 28, 2017 Security researcher Stefan Tanase argues that internet borders limit innovation and progress. Image: www.thebucharests.ro     Countries all over the world are restricting their citizens’ internet access, building online borders, and…
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US indicts Chinese hackers for corporate espionage

The three Chinese nationals are accused of infiltrating US firms to steal trade secrets.        By Charlie OsborneNovember 28, 2017 File Photo     US prosecutors have indicted three Chinese nationals accused of hacking into US companies to steal trade secrets and conduct corporate espionage. On Monday, the US Department of Justice (DoJ) said…
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Microsoft Office looks to be available from Google Play Store for Chromebooks

Microsoft may finally be making generally available Android versions of its Office applications to Chromebook users, likely via an Office 365 subscription.        By Mary Jo FoleyNovember 27, 2017 Hans Engbers     There’s no official announcement from Microsoft — at least so far — but the company seems to have made Microsoft Office available…
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Here’s why Microsoft dropped its Delve app for Windows 10

Microsoft seems to be rethinking how it handles search in the brave, new Microsoft 365 world      By Mary Jo FoleyNovember 27, 2017  Credit: Microsoft     Sometime recently, Microsoft quietly removed its Delve application for Windows 10 from the Microsoft Store. I don’t mean the Delve for Windows 10 Mobile (which wouldn’t be news,…
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