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9 remote work best practices from Verizon HR chief Christy Pambianchi

Verizon’s Christy Pambianchi is working from home with 134,999 colleagues due to the COVID-19 pandemic and seeing a few innovation opportunities amid the disruption. Working from home: The future of business is remote From Fortune 500 enterprises to very small businesses, most every organization has been thrust into the future of work faster than prognosticators dared dream. What factors will… Read more →

FBI re-sends alert about supply chain attacks for the third time in three months

see also FBI is investigating more than 1,000 cases of Chinese theft of US technology US officials talk about all the methods the Chinese government and its agents have been using to target US companies and universities to steal intellectual property. Read More The FBI has issued an alert on Monday about state-sponsored hackers using the Kwampirs malware to attack… Read more →

TPG unveils first Singapore mobile plan touting 50GB data

TPG Telecom has unveiled its first mobile plan for the Singapore market, offering subscribers 50GB of data for SG$10 ($5.66) a month. The service plan does not require customers to be tied to a contract and includes 300 minutes of talktime.  The country’s fourth telco, TPG said in a statement Tuesday that it would announce a prepaid plan offering at… Read more →

Houseparty app offers $1m reward to unmask entity behind hacking smear campaign

Image: Epic Games Houseparty, a video conferencing desktop and mobile application, said it would pay a $1 million bounty to anyone who could unmask the entity behind what the company described as “a paid commercial smear campaign.” The company’s apparent anger comes after Houseparty has been at the center of media reports published yesterday by three British tabloids. The Sun,… Read more →

Internet pioneer Vint Cerf has COVID-19, points to criticism of US response

Vint Cerf, vice president of research at Google and one of the main creators of the internet, has tweeted that he tested positive for coronavirus. He also recommended people watch an HBO segment from comedian John Oliver about preventative steps that the US needs to take.  Cerf wrote: “I tested positive for COVID-19 and am recovering. Listen to what John Oliver… Read more →

Linux’s WireGuard VPN is here and ready to protect you

Linus Torvalds has released the newest version of the Linux 5.6. It includes many new and neat features like USB4 support, a fix for the 32-bit Epoch problem, multi-path TCP, and numerous driver patches. The biggest news of all s that Linux now has the popular open-source Virtual Private Network (VPN) WireGuard baked in. WireGuard is a radical new approach to… Read more →

Debian Linux readies an anti-coronavirus hack-a-thon

Open-source programmers and engineers have been working on a wide variety of projects to beat coronavirus. These range from hospital management programs to speeding up drug development to building inexpensive ventilators. Now, Debian Linux, one of the oldest and largest Linux distribution communities, is throwing its programming resources into beating COVID-19.  The Debian Med team is inviting programmers to a virtual… Read more →

Smart display deal: Amazon Echo Show 8 two-pack is $60 off at Best Buy

Amazon’s Echo Show 8 recently made our list of the best smart displays available to buy right now. These devices are especially worth trying during the COVID-19 pandemic — a time when many of us are self distancing or self quarantining to help flatten the curve. You can use the Echo Show 8 to keep in touch with friends and… Read more →

Hacker hijacks Microsoft YouTube accounts to broadcast crypto Ponzi scam

Image: ZDNet A hacker has hijacked some of Microsoft’s YouTube accounts and is broadcasting a cryptocurrency Ponzi scam to the company’s subscribers, ZDNet has learned from one of our readers. The hacks appear to have occurred about 13 hours ago, according to our source. The hijacked accounts are still streaming at the time of writing, despite being reported to YouTube’s… Read more →

EU: No major internet congestion issues have occurred since COVID-19 onset

latest developments Coronavirus: Business and technology in a pandemic From cancelled conferences to disrupted supply chains, not a corner of the global economy is immune to the spread of COVID-19. Read More BEREC, the European Union’s telecommunication regulation agency, said today that no major internet congestion issues have occurred since the onset of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. The agency said… Read more →

Microsoft to rebrand some Office 365 commercial plans as ‘Microsoft 365′

Credit: Microsoft When Microsoft first introduced “Microsoft 365″ a few years ago, the term meant something very specific. Microsoft 365 (M365) was a subscription bundle of Windows 10 Enterprise, Office 365 and Enterprise Mobility + Security. As of today, that specific definition no longer holds, as some Office 365 subscriptions also are getting the M365 name. Going forward, some M365-branded… Read more →

Go Google free: We pick privacy-friendly alternatives to every Google service

Over the past two years, I’ve been switching between a succession of iPhones and a series of Android devices, using each for an extended amount of time. Spending months with each mobile platform has been a tremendously useful exercise, helping me understand the strengths and weaknesses of the two dominant smartphone options. But every time I pick up one of… Read more →