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TechNN Archive: Monday, May 15, 2017
"Is Microsoft to blame for the largest ransomware attacks in internet history?" The Verge 12:31 PM
"Microsoft Faulted Over Ransomware While Shifting Blame to NSA: Security patches for some popular older versions of Windows were only available if companies paid" Bloomberg 8:56 PM
"Upgrade already! If you're still using Windows XP, you're a menace to society: And if you're an IT pro with decision-making capacity in an organization that continues to use XP, you should be fired." ZDNet 1:37 PM
"Microsoft Blames Spy Agencies for Ransomware Disaster" Variety 12:36 PM
"Top Microsoft Lawyer Slams Government For 'Stockpiling' Vulnerabilities" Digital Trends 12:34 PM
"NSA-Derived Ransomware Is So Serious, Microsoft Is Patching Windows XP" ExtremeTech 12:31 PM
"Microsoft: WannaCry outbreak reveals why governments shouldn't hoard vulnerabilities" Graham Cluley 12:40 PM
"WikiLeaks Details More Windows Attack Tools Used by CIA" SecurityWeek 12:37 PM
"Microsoft patches Windows XP against 'WannaCrypt' malware, despite official support ending in 2104" TechSpot 12:39 PM
"Microsoft issues first Windows XP patch in 3 years to stymie 'WannaCrypt'" Computerworld 8:39 AM
"Will WannaCry malware finally get everyone to leave Windows XP?" TechRadar UK 12:33 PM
"Windows XP in use at 'less than five per cent' of NHS trusts, claims UK defence sec" The Inquirer 12:35 PM
"Microsoft should be applauded for its response to the WannaCrypt crisis" BetaNews 8:37 AM
"Microsoft blames U.S. stockpiled vulnerability after WannaCry ransomware attack" PCWorld 8:29 AM
"Microsoft says governments should stop 'hoarding' security vulnerabilities after WannaCry attack" The Verge 8:13 AM
"Microsoft's Fluent Design System threatens to make Windows look good: Windows could for the first time ever have a bunch of apps that actually look good." Ars Technica 7:23 PM
"Yorkshire Energy Park 'to bring 1,000 jobs'" BBC 9:08 AM
"IBM's Watson 'is a joke', says Social Capital CEO Palihapitiya" Mirror Business 9:07 AM
"Why snafus like HP's keylogger will happen again" InfoWorld 9:05 AM
"HP Updates Audio Driver to Fix Keylogger Problem" Softpedia 9:04 AM
"HP Removes Keylogger Functionality From Audio Drivers" SecurityWeek 9:03 AM
"Tata Power Solar, Dell build 45-meter long verticle solar farm in Bengaluru" Business Standard 9:02 AM
"Dell EMC's Azure Stack: Get thee behind me, Microsoft subscriptions" The Register 9:00 AM
"Dell EMC World 2017 Underscores Company's Unique Position To Capitalize On IT Transformation" Forbes 4:12 PM
"Intel Skylake-X leak suggests first Core i9 CPUs are coming this year" The Inquirer 8:56 AM
"Intel turns up the dial to Core i9 with new processors" TechRadar UK 8:56 AM
"Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue Grew 2.6 Percent in 2016, Intel Mainteined First Place" CDR Info 8:56 AM
"Intel could be about to release a very expensive Core i9 CPU" TechCrunch 3:19 PM
"Intel, Samsung tighten grip on semiconductor market" Mobile Europe 8:56 AM
"The results are in... Intel and Samsung are bossing it" Telecoms 8:55 AM
"Intel said to be readying Core i9 CPUs with 6, 8, 10 and 12 cores" Hexus 8:55 AM
"AMD Radeon RX Vega Nova, Eclipse & Core Reportedly Launching June 5th – Priced At $599, $499 & $399 Respectively" WCCFTech 8:52 AM
"AMD Might Launch At Least nine High-end Ryzen 9 Processors" Guru3D 8:52 AM
"AMD Radeon Vega Graphics Card Featuring 16 GB HBM2 and 1600 MHz Clock Speed on 4096 Cores Leaks Out" WCCFTech 8:52 AM
"AMD Radeon Vega Specs Leak Confirm 1.6GHz Core Clock And 16GB HBM2 Memory" HotHardware 5:07 PM
"AMD Ryzen 9 Threadripper Lineup Lead By Flagship Ryzen 9 1998X With 16-cores, 32-threads" SegmentNext 8:52 AM
"AMD Ryzen 9 Threadripper Lineup Leaked – up to 16 Cores & 4.1GHz With Quad Channel DDR4 Support & 44 PCIe Lanes" WCCFTech 8:52 AM
"AMD Radeon RX Vega Core, Eclipse And Nova Allegedly Launch June 5th Priced From $400" HotHardware 5:06 PM
"Cisco Systems: 34 Going on 40" TheStreet 3:19 PM
"Verizon teams with Samsung and Cisco for 5G trial: Visit http://www.euromoney.com/reprints for additional distribution rights. For more articles like this, follow us @euromoney on Twitter." Global Telecoms Busines 8:03 AM
"Even With Slight Stumble, Cisco's Strong Ethernet Switching Position Fuels My Confidence" Seeking Alpha 8:03 AM
"Philips Announces New Hue Table Lamps, White Ambiance Bulbs And Fixtures" Redmond Pie 9:19 PM
"Netflix No Longer Available to Rooted, Unlocked Android Devices" ExtremeTech 4:47 PM
"The WannaCry ransomware might have a link to North Korea: An earlier version of WannaCry shared code with a hacking tool used by the Lazarus Group, according to security researchers" IDG News Service 8:31 PM
"Ransomware hits 'hundreds of thousands' of China PCs: firm" AFP 4:13 PM
"Did You Say 'Alexa' Or 'Alex'? Amazon's New Feature Can Tell The Difference" Digital Trends 4:13 PM
"Cyber attack's spread slows; security stocks gain" Reuters 1:37 PM
"Google Material Design Lead shares origin story of the company's design vision" TechCrunch 12:50 PM
"Google will now remove ads from web pages that violate AdSense policies without punishing entire website" VentureBeat 8:33 AM
"Google I/O 2017: what to expect from the big developer conference" The Verge 8:13 AM
"Google makes changes to AdSense in a bid to increase transparency for website publishers" TechCrunch 8:10 AM
"Gmail Docs phishing attack: Google targets devs with tighter web app ID checks" ZDNet 7:37 AM
"YouTube still has full albums on its platform, and that's a problem" The Verge 12:55 PM
"Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to sport a 6.3-inch screen, according to latest rumors" phoneArena 8:58 AM
"Samsung's Chromebook Pro spotted in black ahead of imminent release" The Verge 8:27 AM
"Why Amazon is eating the world" TechCrunch 8:10 AM
"Facebook's new research tool is designed to create a truly conversational AI" The Verge 12:54 PM
"Facebook's ParlAI is where researchers will push the boundaries of conversational AI" TechCrunch 12:48 PM
"Facebook cracks down on fake live videos" TechCrunch 12:46 PM
"Yahoo's Bob Lord said massive data breach felt like Vertigo" TechCrunch 12:47 PM
"Lenovo's new Moto C phone starts at $97" The Verge 12:54 PM
"Redbox bets DVD rental kiosks are making a comeback" Engadget 8:47 AM
"Report: Snapchat installs fell 16% in April as Instagram continues to pull further ahead" VentureBeat 8:33 AM
"Singapore gets a gigantic 'vending machine' for buying luxury cars" TechCrunch 12:50 PM
"Western Digital takes legal action to block sale of Toshiba's chip unit" Reuters 7:40 AM
"GM expands Maven car sharing to NYC" TechCrunch 12:52 PM
"Volvo and Audi turn to Android for next-gen connected cars" TechCrunch 12:51 PM
"Toyota wants flying cars in time for the 2020 Olympics" Engadget 8:44 AM
"Lyft and Waymo Reach Deal to Collaborate on Self-Driving Cars" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:48 AM
"Lowe's prototype exoskeletons give warehouse workers a boost" The Verge 8:17 AM
"Cisco Recognises Dimension Data With A Global Award For Marketing Innovation" Real Wire 8:05 AM
"IBM Research, Sutter Health Collaborate to Train Research Models That Could Be Used for Identifying Heart Failure Earlier" PRNewswire 4:14 PM
"IBM Scientists Use Lab-on-a-Chip Nanochannel Technology Designed to 'Stretch' DNA to Help Detect Disease" PRNewswire 4:14 PM
"The Weather Company, an IBM Business, Introduces New Solutions Designed to Help Freight and Logistic Companies Improve Operational Efficiency" PRNewswire 9:08 AM
"This funky new Windows 10 app is a big indicator of Microsoft's new plan to play nice with Apple and Android" Business Insider 4:14 PM
"Why Windows 10 S, Project Centennial are critical to Continuum's success" Windows Central 12:40 PM
"How to make sure your Windows PC won't get hit by ransomware like WannaCrypt" InfoWorld 12:33 PM
"Microsoft, Apple Alliance Opens iTunes App Access" MediaDailyNews 12:31 PM
"Windows 10 Fall Creators Update - How to download this blockbuster update right NOW" Express UK 12:30 PM
"The 10 best Edge extensions so far" PCWorld 8:30 AM
"Word resume tips: Using style sheets, shapes and text boxes for a professional look" PCWorld 8:30 AM
"Microsoft's response to widespread cyber attacks may make you WannaCry" TechCrunch 8:11 AM
"Web Defenders Detect Russian Hand in Iranians' Hacking Attempt" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:37 PM
"Uber dodges a bullet in latest ruling from self-driving car lawsuit — for now" The Verge 12:55 PM
"Judge ruling means Uber can continue self-driving work but Levandowski barred from LiDAR" TechCrunch 12:51 PM
"How US tech companies can help Cuban entrepreneurs" TechCrunch 12:47 PM
"Samsung and Intel join FTC's antitrust lawsuit against Qualcomm" The Verge 8:58 AM
"Conservatives plan to let UK Facebook users nuke their teenage posts" Engadget 8:45 AM
"Nevada pushes for tighter online privacy protection" Engadget 8:45 AM
"The FTC announces Operation Tech Trap to help thwart scam 'tech support' popups" VentureBeat 8:33 AM
"Report: Hackers 'aligned' with Vietnam government attacked international firms and media" TechCrunch 8:10 AM
"Fewer than 10 French companies hit by cyber attacks: security agency" Reuters 7:43 AM
"Putin warns of risks of governments creating hacking tools" Reuters 7:43 AM
"HP Envy 34 review" ZDNet 9:13 PM
"I was so excited, and so disappointed, by Google Home" Business Insider 4:14 PM
"Here's How to Protect Yourself From Ransomware Attacks" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:14 PM
"It's time to take your medicine and stop WannaCry ransomware in its tracks" Mashable 4:13 PM
"Test-approved app could kill off the graphing calculator" Engadget 8:46 AM
"Mid-sized Japanese firms invest in robots and automation due to labor shortage" VentureBeat 8:35 AM
"WannaCry ransomware slipped in through slow patching" InfoWorld 8:38 AM
"How stupid humans let the WannaCry ransomware virus catch the world with its digital pants down" VentureBeat 8:32 AM
"Sapphire Radeon RX 570 Pulse and RX 580 Pulse review: Solid gaming on a tight budget" PCWorld 8:30 AM
"Top six tips to help avoid ransomware" TechCrunch 8:09 AM
"The Destructive Mentality that Prevents Good IT Decisions" InformationWeek 7:49 AM
"How to Catch Hackers? Old-School Sleuthing, With a Digital Twist" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:48 AM
"Cyberattack Spreads in Asia, Though No 'Second Wave' Is Seen" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:47 AM
"Cybersecurity stocks rise after global 'ransomware' attack" Reuters 7:42 AM
"British National Crime Agency says no second ransomware spike as yet" Reuters 7:42 AM
"No second spike in cyber attacks is 'encouraging': British minister" Reuters 7:41 AM
"Some businesses in Asia disrupted by cyber attack, authorities brace for more" Reuters 7:41 AM
"Cyber worm attack propels health funding to center of British election campaign" Reuters 7:41 AM
"Ransomware attack: Hospitals still struggling in aftermath of WannaCrypt's rampage" ZDNet 7:38 AM
"New WannaCrypt ransomware variant discovered in the wild" ZDNet 7:38 AM
"A company like me: Beyond customer-centric to customer-engaged" ZDNet 7:37 AM
"Ransomware: An executive guide to one of the biggest menaces on the web" ZDNet 7:37 AM
"How to defend yourself against the WannaCrypt global ransomware attack" ZDNet 7:35 AM
"Best tech purchases for under $50 (May 2017 edition)" ZDNet 7:37 AM
"VMware buys mobile app intelligence startup Apteligent" ZDNet 5:28 PM
"Akonni Biosystems Closes $4M Bridge Round, Announces Series D Institutional Fundraising Round" VentureBeat 8:32 AM
"Terminus Raises $10.3M in Series B Funding to Fuel Account-Based Marketing Revolution" VentureBeat 8:32 AM
"Africa Roundup: Cameroon's #BringBackOurInternet succeeds, Nigeria's Cars45.com raises $5M" TechCrunch 8:09 AM
"S&P 500, Nasdaq close at records as oil rallies to 2-week high: Cybersecurity stocks rise on 'WannaCry' virus attack" MarketWatch 4:16 PM
"S&P 500, Nasdaq Post Record Closes After Crude Settles at Two-Week High" TheStreet 4:15 PM
"Wall Street Rises with Help from Technology, Financial, Energy Stocks" Reuters 4:15 PM
"U.S. Stocks Up on Energy, Mining Companies: Saudi Arabia and Russia push for an extension to OPEC's production-cut agreement" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:15 PM
"Asian markets largely surge ahead despite global risks: Asian stocks opened largely higher Monday as investors continued to shake off reasons to worry." MarketWatch 7:10 AM
"Rising oil, metals prices help commodity stocks buck losing trend in Europe: European commodity shares popped higher Monday, as oil and metals prices rose, but the gains weren't enough to keep most European equity benchmarks from tilting lower." MarketWatch 11:42 AM
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"YouTube Kids, Criticized for Content, Introduces New Parental Controls"
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"Facebook's Privacy Scandal Appears to Have Little Effect on Its Bottom Line"
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"Samsung Elec flags mobile weakness as chips power record first profit"
"Facebook's rise in profits, users shows resilience after scandals"
"Qualcomm chip sales indicate some smartphone strength"
"Britain pumps cash into artificial intelligence before Brexit"
"PayPal quarterly profit beats estimates, shares rise"
"AMD profit gets boost from chips for crypto mining, gaming"
"Trump, top aides talk trade with Apple CEO Cook at White House"
"Brazil prosecutors say Windows 10 settings violate local laws"
"Facebook will not testify at U.S. House hearing on social media"
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"How to make the most of the new Gmail"
"ServiceNow beats estimates, acquires VendorHawk"
"Microsoft's Build 2018 session highlights: Microsoft 365, Graph interface, MSIX packaging, more"
"Qualcomm's Q2 better than expected, Apple dispute weighs as does NXP uncertainty"
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