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eBay adds Google Pay to its managed payments program

eBay announced on Thursday that it’s adding Google Pay to its suite of payment options as part of its move to intermediate end-to-end payments on its marketplace. With the integration, Google Pay users will be able to complete purchases on eBay via the app, mobile web and on desktop from sellers participating in eBay’s managed payments program, while shoppers using… Read more →

Nokia firmware blunder sent some user data to China

Image: Josh Miller/CNET HMD Global, the Finnish company that sublicensed the Nokia smartphone brand from Microsoft, is under investigation in Finland for collecting and sending some phone owners’ information to a server located in China. In a statement to Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat, the company blamed the data collection on a coding mistake during which an “activation package” was accidentally… Read more →

Nvidia looking to surf data science wave into the data center

A wall of Nvidia blade servers (Image: Nvidia) One of the themes to surface from a week immersed in GTC is the belief that data science is the hottest ticket in town, and to many in attendance, Nvidia is driving the bus. executive guide What is AI? Everything you need to know about Artificial Intelligence A guide to artificial intelligence,… Read more →

MyPillow and Amerisleep wake up to Magecart card theft nightmare

Data breach leaves hundreds of POS units infected with malware Nearly 140 bars, restaurants, and coffee shops all over the US have had POS systems infected with malware. Sleep may become a precious commodity for the cybersecurity teams tasked with dealing with the aftermath of two data breaches believed to be the work of Magecart. MyPillow and Amerisleep are both… Read more →

Microsoft delivers public preview of Windows Virtual Desktop

Credit: Microsoft cloud TV How New Belgium Brewing evaluated managed vs. private cloud The IT director at New Belgium Brewing, outlines how economics made the case for a private cloud deployment over public cloud as the company built out its second brewery. Read More Last September, Microsoft announced its new Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) product and strategy. The company’s plan… Read more →

PewDiePie fans keep making junk ransomware

For some misguided reason, PewDiePie fans seem to believe that making and releasing ransomware is a proper and acceptable method of supporting their idol. OVer the past three months, PewDiePie fans have released at least two PewDiePie-themed ransomware strains, both under the guise of supporting PewDiePie in his quest of remaining the top most subscribed YouTube channel, in a not-so-friendly… Read more →

Lithuanian man pleads guilty to scamming Google and Facebook out of $123 million

A Lithuanian man admitted today to defrauding Google and Facebook out of $123 million by using fake invoices to trick employees into wiring money to his bank accounts. The man, Evaldas Rimasauskas, 50, pleaded guilty today in a New York court and now faces a sentence of up to 30 years in prison for his crimes. Rimasauskas was arrested by… Read more →

Forget Apple’s new AirPods: Samsung Buds provide better fit, more functionality for $70 less

Galaxy Buds: Do they live up to the hype? TechRepublic’s Karen Roby sits down with ZDNet’s Jason Cipriani to talk all things relating to the Galaxy Buds, including price, comfort, and usability. Read more: https://zd.net/2CfYpzV While they were not the first fully wireless headset, the first generation Apple Airpods released in late 2016 quickly became one of the most popular… Read more →

AT&T, Comcast successfully test SHAKEN/STIR protocol for fighting robocalls

AT&T acquires cybersecurity company AlienVault Fresh off of its $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner, AT&T said Tuesday that it’s buying AlienVault, a cybersecurity and threat intelligence company. Read more: https://zd.net/2N0e21x AT&T and Comcast announced today that they’ve successfully tested what they believe to be the first SHAKEN/STIR-authenticated call between two different telecom networks. SHAKEN/STIR stands for Signature-based Handling of… Read more →