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APT-doxing group exposes APT17 as Jinan bureau of China’s Security Ministry

Intrusion Truth, an online group of anonymous cyber-security analysts, have doxed another cyber-espionage hacking group linked to the Chinese government. This is the third Chinese cyber-espionage group (also known as an APT, or advanced persistent threat) that Intusion Truth has doxed in as many years. They previously revealed the secret identities of individuals part of two Chinese hacker groups in… Read more →

eBay intros managed fulfillment service for online sellers

eBay on Wednesday introduced a bevy of new seller tools that aim to help online merchants better manage their business, including Managed Delivery, a forthcoming shipping, logistics and fulfillment service that’s meant to give sellers access to next day and two-day delivery times. The cost and complexity of shipping is considered a barrier to growth for many merchants, but with… Read more →

Blackview BV9700 Pro hands-on: A mid-range rugged phone with optional night camera

I like the look of the Blackview BV9700 Pro. I reviewed the BV9600 Pro in January — and apart from its weight, it was a nice streamlined rugged phone.  I have found the recent rugged phones from Doogee — the S60, S80 and especially the S90 — cumbersome for my small hands. The BV9700 Pro is much more manageable for me. As with… Read more →

Salesforce Essentials adds new ways for SMBs to reach customers in real time

 Salesforce on Wednesday announced it’s enhancing Salesforce Essentials — its two year-old CRM platform for small and medium businesses — with new ways for businesses to communicate directly to customers personally. The new capabilities include integrations with social media channels including Facebook Messenger and Instagram, as well as new chat and phone services.  “We all expect real-time instantaneous communication today—whether… Read more →

Microsoft is rebranding the web-version of Office as ‘Office’ (minus the ‘Online’)

Credit: Microsoft Microsoft is rebranding the web version of Office, formerly known as “Office Online,” as “Office.” But officials said they reserve the right to still sometimes use the term “Office for the Web” or “Office in the browser” when they need to distinguish the web version of Office from the Windows, Mac, iOS or Android variants. Microsoft is only… Read more →

FTC hits Facebook with record $5 billion fine for user privacy violations

Facebook and the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have agreed to a sweeping, $5 billion settlement related to Facebook’s user privacy violations. As part of the record-breaking settlement, Facebook has agreed to conduct a massive overhaul of its consumer privacy practices. The settlement also removes CEO Mark Zuckerberg as Facebook’s sole privacy decision maker.  The FTC investigation, launched following the… Read more →

Take control of your Dropbox storage

If you’re a Dropbox user, there’s a good chance that your online storage space is a chaotic and confusing mishmash of files and folders. Or perhaps you’re not making enough use of the space you have. Here are a selection of apps and services that will help you take control over your Dropbox account. Must read: iPhone, iPad, and Mac… Read more →

Walmart discovers $10B ‘surprise’ inside its $17B Flipkart acquisition

Why Walmart’s new robots won’t kill jobs TechRepublic’s Karen Roby sits down with ZDNet’s Natalie Gagliordi to learn what Walmart really plans to do with their new robots and why they will not be killing human positions. Read more: https://zd.net/2XhzdBb Who doesn’t love a surprise? What if that surprise was hidden in what was widely conceived as a flawed acquisition… Read more →

Walmart discovers $10B ‘surprise’ inside its $17B Flipkart acquisition

Why Walmart’s new robots won’t kill jobs TechRepublic’s Karen Roby sits down with ZDNet’s Natalie Gagliordi to learn what Walmart really plans to do with their new robots and why they will not be killing human positions. Read more: https://zd.net/2XhzdBb Who doesn’t love a surprise? What if that surprise was hidden in what was widely conceived as a flawed acquisition… Read more →

TikTok opens Indian data centre in wake of accusations of hosting pornographers and sexual predators

Just a few days ago, barnstorming Chinese app TikTok made an emphatic statement by announcing it will set up a new data centre in India worth $100 million. The announcement was made in the wake of a whole host of headaches that have threatened the complete shutdown of the service in India. For those of you who haven’t followed the scorching… Read more →

Windows zero-days don’t usually work against the latest OS version

Image: Matt Miller Attacks using zero-days are rarely effective against the most recent versions of Windows, according to Matt Miller, a security engineer with the Microsoft Security Response Center. In new statistics released today, Miller said that only around 40% of all Windows zero-days were successfully exploited against the latest Windows versions since 2015. This means that the vast majority… Read more →

US Justice Department launches new, sweeping tech antitrust probe

The US Justice Department on Tuesday announced a new, sweeping antitrust probe into the tech industry. The US tech industry’s competitive landscape is already under intense scrutiny, as regulators at home and abroad grapple with the growing size and influence of US tech giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook.  This newly-announced review, conducted by the DOJ’s Antitrust Division, will apply… Read more →