Mike Brassfield
Most iPhone users plan to buy Apple AirTags
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Hardware

Most iPhone users plan to buy Apple AirTags

They intend to use the devices to track keys, pets, luggage — and other humans
13 May 2021
IT researcher finds widespread flaws in Wi-Fi security
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wifi & hotspots

IT researcher finds widespread flaws in Wi-Fi security

Hackers could exploit vulnerabilities in millions of devices
12 May 2021
Tech giants lobby US to fund chip production
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Hardware

Tech giants lobby US to fund chip production

Industry heavyweights ask Congress for $50 billion in chip manufacturing subsidies
11 May 2021
Apple's AirTag tracker has already been hacked
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hacking

Apple's AirTag tracker has already been hacked

An IT security researcher redirected the device’s finding feature to his own website
10 May 2021
Data breach exposes widespread fake reviews on Amazon
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data breaches

Data breach exposes widespread fake reviews on Amazon

IT security researchers found an unsecured database that shows how the scam is organized
7 May 2021
Google’s about to push everyone into two-factor authentication
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Security

Google’s about to push everyone into two-factor authentication

“Passwords are the single biggest threat to your online security,” the company says
6 May 2021
Security researchers take control of a Tesla via drone
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ethical hacking

Security researchers take control of a Tesla via drone

Cyber security researchers found a way to unlock the car doors with a Wi-Fi dongle
5 May 2021
Taiwan’s TSMC plans five additional US-based chip plants
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Hardware

Taiwan’s TSMC plans five additional US-based chip plants

New plan expands upon the chip maker’s plans to build one factory in Arizona
4 May 2021
Verizon loses billions in Yahoo and AOL sale
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Acquisition

Verizon loses billions in Yahoo and AOL sale

The deal marks the end of Verizon’s attempts to break into the digital content business
3 May 2021
Google Photos is free for just one more month
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Google Docs

Google Photos is free for just one more month

"High-Quality" media and files will count toward a new 15GB free storage cap
30 Apr 2021
What is Section 230 and why does it matter?
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Policy & legislation

What is Section 230 and why does it matter?

Revoking the law could have unpredictable and far-reaching consequences
30 Apr 2021
Smartphone sales surged in Q1 2021
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Mobile Phones

Smartphone sales surged in Q1 2021

Shipments jump by 27% worldwide as key regions subdue the pandemic
29 Apr 2021
Arc’s job-seeking platform is now open to all developers
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Careers & training

Arc’s job-seeking platform is now open to all developers

The remote career platform was previously limited to job seekers who passed its verification process
28 Apr 2021
US banks are using AI to watch customers and employees
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artificial intelligence (AI)

US banks are using AI to watch customers and employees

Banking execs are wary of backlash as they ramp up facial recognition use
19 Apr 2021
Facebook achieves its goal of 100% green energy
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social media

Facebook achieves its goal of 100% green energy

Now it’s focusing on a net-zero supply chain by 2030
15 Apr 2021
The best tech colleges in the US
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Careers & training

The best tech colleges in the US

When it comes to finding the best tech schools, these are the top choices
15 Apr 2021
AT&T pledges $2 billion to help bridge the digital divide
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digital divide

AT&T pledges $2 billion to help bridge the digital divide

Telecoms giant is working with the Emergency Broadband Benefit program
14 Apr 2021
Google secretly gamed its own ad system, lawsuit claims
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Policy & legislation

Google secretly gamed its own ad system, lawsuit claims

Secretive “Project Bernanke” allegedly gave the search giant an unfair advantage
12 Apr 2021
Verizon recalls millions of hotspot devices due to fire hazard
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wifi & hotspots

Verizon recalls millions of hotspot devices due to fire hazard

Lithium-ion battery can overheat on 2.5 million Ellipsis Jetpack mobile hotspots
9 Apr 2021
YouTube growth spikes as most other social media sites stagnate
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social media

YouTube growth spikes as most other social media sites stagnate

Reddit joins YouTube as a fast grower, albeit on a smaller level
8 Apr 2021
IBM’s public cloud for banking is now generally available
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public cloud

IBM’s public cloud for banking is now generally available

IBM developed Cloud for Financial Services alongside Bank of America
7 Apr 2021
Supreme Court justice targets social media
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Policy & legislation

Supreme Court justice targets social media

Clarence Thomas calls for Facebook, Twitter, and Google to be regulated
6 Apr 2021
Netflix commits to becoming carbon neutral by 2022
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business transformation

Netflix commits to becoming carbon neutral by 2022

The streaming giant unveils its climate plan, called ‘Net Zero plus Nature’
31 Mar 2021
Facebook and Google plan new undersea cable to Asia
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Network & Internet

Facebook and Google plan new undersea cable to Asia

The proposed cable would connect North America, Indonesia, and Singapore
30 Mar 2021
Amazon’s new Lookout for Metrics monitors your organization’s KPIs
Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Amazon’s new Lookout for Metrics monitors your organization’s KPIs

Lookout for Metrics uses machine learning to detect anomolies
26 Mar 2021
Fintech startup raises $200 million to fight digital banking fraud
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cyber crime

Fintech startup raises $200 million to fight digital banking fraud

Feedzai develops AI and machine learning tech for digital banking
24 Mar 2021
Call for Code seeks open-source solutions to help tackle climate change
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software development

Call for Code seeks open-source solutions to help tackle climate change

IBM's Call For Code 2021 offers startups $200,000 and mentorship through the Linux Foundation
22 Mar 2021
Federal judge blocks US trading ban on Xiaomi
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Mobile Phones

Federal judge blocks US trading ban on Xiaomi

Stock price jumps after judge blocks restrictions on Chinese phone maker
15 Mar 2021
Facebook cancels undersea cable to Hong Kong
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Network & Internet

Facebook cancels undersea cable to Hong Kong

US government raised concerns about Chinese spying
11 Mar 2021
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 might offer both AMD and Intel chips
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Laptops

Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 might offer both AMD and Intel chips

The next-generation Surface Laptop will reportedly offer more processor options
9 Mar 2021
DuPont acquires electronics materials manufacturer Laird Performance Materials
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Acquisition

DuPont acquires electronics materials manufacturer Laird Performance Materials

$2.3 billion deal aims to make the company a leader in high-performance computing materials
8 Mar 2021
Senators question the privacy of cameras in Amazon delivery vans
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privacy

Senators question the privacy of cameras in Amazon delivery vans

Amazon claims they’re for safety only, but the senators are skeptical
4 Mar 2021
IT security awareness and training firm KnowBe4 acquires MediaPRO
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Acquisition

IT security awareness and training firm KnowBe4 acquires MediaPRO

Both companies specialize in security and privacy awareness and training
3 Mar 2021
Apple opens all US stores for the first time in a year
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business transformation

Apple opens all US stores for the first time in a year

The company's 270 retail locations had all closed their doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic
2 Mar 2021
10 best free coding boot camps
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Careers & training

10 best free coding boot camps

With these 10 programming boot camps, you can get the programming skills you need for free
5 Jan 2021