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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, August 7, 2019


Computer Industry
  • "Revealed: Microsoft Contractors Are Listening to Some Skype Calls/Documents, screenshots, and audio obtained by Motherboard show that humans listen to Skype calls made using the app's translation function." Motherboard 2:41 PM
  • "Microsoft contractors are listening to select Skype calls and Cortana recordings" The Verge 10:26 AM
  • "Microsoft workers 'listen' to some translated Skype calls" BBC 10:26 AM
  • "Microsoft Workers Are Listening To Some Skype Calls, Leak Reveals" Forbes 10:29 AM
  • "Microsoft contractors are listening to some Skype calls and Cortana commands" Digital Trends 2:41 PM
  • "New Windows malware can also brute-force WordPress websites: Avast discovers strange new malware strain that besides stealing and mining cryptocurrency on infected hosts, it also launches brute-force attacks on WordPress sites." ZDNet 7:31 AM
  • "Microsoft quietly fixes SWAPGS processor vulnerability to protect Windows users" BetaNews 8:17 AM
  • "'Reclaim a seat at the table': Microsoft is diversifying its advertising business" Digiday 8:33 AM
  • "Samsung Announces New Windows 10 Laptop Powered by Snapdragon Processor" Thurrott 5:04 PM
  • "IBM Says Security Concerns Should Benefit Its Hybrid Cloud Business: Incidents like the Capital One breach boost the case for the company's hybrid cloud, which takes a 'full stack' security approach, executives say" [Paid Membership Required] 8:08 AM
  • "IBM Says the Parcel is your Next Threat Vector: Posts $100 Hacking Device to Crack Sensitive Networks" Computer Business Review 8:09 AM
  • "IBM laid off up to 100,000 workers, Austin man's lawsuit claims" Austin American-Statesman [Free Registration Required] 8:08 AM
  • "IBM sees magnetic tapes as mainstream data storage media in next decade" DigiTimes 8:10 AM
  • "Can Intel Crack NVIDIA and AMD's Duopoly in Gaming GPUs?" Motley Fool 8:28 AM
  • "Intel and Lenovo enter into multi-year partnership over AI and HPC" AI NEWS 8:32 AM
  • "Trained over 150,000 developers, students in India in 2 years: Intel/Intel hosted in India for the second time its premier global AI developer event on August 7." PTI 8:31 AM
  • "Navi vs. Turing: An Architecture Comparison/AMD's 7nm Latest vs. Nvidia's RTX Tech" TechSpot 8:30 AM
  • "AMD's EPYC Rome Launch Could Help Investor Optimism" Market Realist 8:28 AM
  • "AMD debuts the Epyc Rome server processor" ZDNet 9:03 PM
  • "AMD's 2nd Gen Epyc processor aims to set a new data center standard: AMD's Epyc processors are delivering when it comes to performance. Is it enough to establish AMD's long-term foothold against Intel?" ZDNet 9:03 PM
  • "AMD Stock Rises as CEO Denies Rumors of Joining IBM" Market Realist 9:38 AM
  • "AMD CEO Lisa Su's Departure Rumor: The Whys and Whens" Market Realist 2:35 PM
  • "AMD EPYC 7002 Series Architecture Doubles Data Center Performance And Density" HotHardware 7:19 PM
  • "Dell Hits It Out of the Park on CRN's Top 100 Executives" ITBusinessEdge 8:08 AM
  • "Critical holes plugged in Cisco 220 Series smart switches" Help Net Security 8:01 AM
  • "Three major vulnerabilities found in Cisco SMB switches" IT PRO (UK) 8:01 AM
  • "Cisco Webex Gains Voice Assistant Tech Through Voicea Acquisition" PC Magazine 7:31 AM
  • "Cisco to boost WebEx with Voicea acquisition" CRN 8:01 AM
  • "Cisco to bring voice transcription to Webex with Voicea buy" Computerworld 2:17 PM
  • "Cisco sees disaster management as main contribution to PH" ABS-CBN News 8:01 AM
  • "Oracle dives head first into Switzerland with launch of cloud infrastructure region" Data Economy 8:02 AM
  • "Oracle Generation 2 cloud service to debut in Australia" ComputerWeekly 8:02 AM
General Interest
  • "State Farm says hackers confirmed valid usernames and passwords in credentials stuffing attack" ZDNet 3:55 PM
  • "This is Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 and 10+" TechCrunch 3:12 PM
  • "There's a 5G version of Samsung's Galaxy Note 10+ headed for Verizon" TechCrunch 3:12 PM
  • "This is the Samsung Galaxy Note10, Note10+, and Note10+ 5G" VentureBeat 3:12 PM
  • "Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G will start at $1,300" The Verge 3:12 PM
  • "You might actually want to use the new DeX on the Galaxy Note 10: New compatibility with Windows and Mac puts your phone's screen on your laptop's display" The Verge 3:12 PM
  • "Founder of site linked to mass shootings says he created 'a monster'" Reuters 9:46 AM
  • "Twitter may have shared your data without permission" Engadget 8:53 AM
  • "Google updates Image Search with new scrolling UI... within a scrolling UI" The Next Web 8:24 AM
  • "Far-Right Haven Had Its Fundraising Site Shut Down By Amazon" BuzzFeed News 8:23 AM
  • "Amazon scientists improve Alexa's ability to understand context" VentureBeat 8:23 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S12 Could Feature AMD Radeon Graphics" Softpedia 8:30 AM
  • "Samsung's first 7-nanometer EUV processor will power the Galaxy Note 10" Engadget 8:18 AM
  • "Tablet for kids had flaws that exposed info, location: Toy maker LeapFrog says it's now secured the devices." CNET 8:17 AM
  • "YouTube Popularity: It's Not a Content Contest/If you're looking for fame and fortune on the popular streaming video platform, likeability matters more than the topic of your channel." PC Magazine 7:32 AM
Press Releases
  • "Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Voicea" Cisco 8:05 AM
  • "Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo team up to force loot box odds disclosures: Major publishers will also increase transparency in 2020 as FTC looks at loot boxes." Ars Technica 12:08 PM
  • "Microsoft is retiring MSDN Magazine after 30 years" MSPoweruser 8:33 AM
  • "Microsoft's MSDN Magazine is shutting down after more than 30 years" The Verge 7:50 AM
  • "Linux to get Teams client? Microsoft says 'stay tuned'/Microsoft may soon deliver one of the most highly demanded improvements for Teams: a Linux client." ZDNet 7:31 AM
  • "Senators want answers from Google over Huawei's cancelled smart speaker" Engadget 12:15 PM
  • "Trump administration bans federal agencies from buying Huawei, ZTE tech" TechCrunch 2:16 PM
  • "U.S. government contractors to get first look at Huawei ban today" Reuters 12:08 PM
  • "Trump goes after Google CEO Sundar Pichai in tweetstorm, says the tech giant is being watched 'very closely'" Business Insider 10:29 AM
  • "Elizabeth Warren Unveils a Plan to Expand Broadband Access" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:37 AM
  • "Chinese government hackers suspected of moonlighting for profit" Reuters 8:48 AM
  • "Facebook is one of the first ad networks to sue against click fraud" Android Police 8:13 AM
  • "Here's why Rocket Lab changed its mind on reusable launch" Ars Technica 8:03 PM
  • "A YouTube creator with 10 million subscribers on what he considers a successful click-through rate and watch time for his videos" [BI Prime] Business Insider 3:50 PM
  • "The Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G Is a Huge Mess: The Galaxy Note 10+ 5G may not support high-speed millimeter-wave 5G on AT&T and T-Mobile. We go into the details on Galaxy Note 10+ 5G support." PC Magazine 3:55 PM
  • "Here are the biggest differences between Samsung's brand-new Galaxy Note 10 and the Galaxy S10" Business Insider 3:53 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus hands-on: This one is different" Android Authority 3:32 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note 10: Let's talk about headphone jacks" Android Authority 3:32 PM
  • "Hands-on: The Galaxy Note10 and Note10+ are bigger—and smaller—than ever before" Android Police 3:04 PM
  • "With MapR fire sale, Hadoop's promise has fallen on hard times" TechCrunch 2:16 PM
  • "Why the war on smartphone bezels is going too far: Google's upcoming Pixel 4 will likely have a huge bezel packed with innovative features—and that's the way it should be." PCWorld 8:49 AM
  • "What all the stuff in email headers means—and how to sniff out spoofing: Parsing email headers needs care and knowledge—but it requires no special tools." Ars Technica 8:23 AM
  • "O&O BrowserPrivacy will securely wipe your browsing history" BetaNews 8:17 AM
  • "Which company does the best job at image recognition? Microsoft, Amazon, Google, or IBM? There are many major players investing heavily in image recognition including Amazon, Google, IBM and Microsoft. But which does the best job?" ZDNet 8:09 AM
  • "Rookout lands $8M Series A to expand debugging platform" TechCrunch 9:38 AM
  • "Hiber raises $800,000 for user-generated browser game platform" VentureBeat 8:49 AM
  • "FedEx ends Amazon ground deliveries" Axios 10:15 AM
  • "FedEx won't renew ground delivery contract with Amazon" CNET 9:46 AM
  • "FedEx to end ground-delivery partnership with Amazon" Reuters 8:48 AM
  • "SoftBank profits almost quadruple ahead of launch of $108bn Vision Fund" Telegraph 8:22 AM
  • "Through a new partnership and $72 million in funding, LanzaTech expands its carbon capture tech" TechCrunch 8:13 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow erases 589-point skid to end nearly flat in sharpest turnaround in 7 months: Fed's Evans sees another interest rate cut this year" MarketWatch 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks Finish Mixed in Volatile Trading Day: Stocks fell sharply before ending mixed Wednesday, as investors grappled with the U.S.-China trade war." TheStreet 3:59 PM
  • "Dow, S&P & Nasdaq curb big losses in wild ride" FOXBusiness 3:59 PM
  • "Bond Yields Fall, Sparking Big Swings in Stocks: S&P 500 and Dow industrials end the day near flat after heightened volatility" [Paid Membership Required] 3:59 PM

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InformationWeek (Checked 8:00 AM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "Artificial Intuition Takes Pattern Recognition to a New Level"
  • "Moving AI Forward: Why You Need to Slow Down Now to Scale Later"
New York Times (Checked 8:00 AM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "Cellphone Carriers Face $200 Million Fine for Not Protecting Location Data"
  • "The Capital That Ate Wellness Is Going to Eat Your Mushrooms"
PC Magazine (Checked 8:00 AM CST; no changes since Saturday)
  • "Resident Evil 3: The System Requirements Needed to Contain the Zombie Outbreak"
  • "Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Targeted by Activist Investor"
  • "YouTube TV Temporarily Restores Sinclair's Regional Sports Networks"
  • "Lady Gaga Shot 'Stupid Love' Music Video on iPhone 11 Pro"
  • "Surface Duo Release Might Happen Sooner Than You Think"
Reuters (Checked 8:00 AM CST; no changes since Saturday)
  • "South Korea's Samsung Electronics closes mobile device plant after coronavirus case confirmed: Yonhap"
  • "Toyota plans new $1.2 billion EV plant in Tianjin with FAW: document"
  • "Elliott targets Twitter, seeking CEO Dorsey's removal: sources"
ZDNet (Updated 8:00 AM CST)
  • "Verizon says it hates extra fees. Then I looked at a phone bill"

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