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Here’s how to enable DoH in each browser, ISPs be damned

DNS-over-HTTPS: Where is each browser on this? DoH support is already present in all major browsers. Users just have to enable it and configure it. All six major browser vendors have plans to support DNS-over-HTTPS (or DoH), a protocol that encrypts DNS traffic and helps improve a user’s privacy on the web. The DoH protocol has been one of the… Read more →

Black Friday 2019: Best storage, SSD, and flash drive deals

(Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto) Black Friday Business Bargain Hunter’s top picks The very best Black Friday deals and sales. Read More If you are running low on storage space, then this Black Friday might be a good time to pick up some extra gigabytes and terabytes for your PC or other devices.  Also: More Black Friday 2019 deals at CNET Best… Read more →

Black Friday 2019: Best IT repair and DIY tool deals

(Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto) Black Friday Business Bargain Hunter’s top picks The very best Black Friday deals and sales. Read More Having the right tools makes repair and DIY jobs much quicker, easier, and more efficient. There’s also less chance of causing more damage while repairing.  Also: More Black Friday deals at CNET This is why I recommend all IT professionals… Read more →

AMD teases 64 core Ryzen Threadripper CPU

Looking for the ultimate CPU to be at the heart of your monster desktop workstation? I suggest holding off until 2020 for AMD to release the new Ryzen Threadripper 3990X. We don’t have a whole lot of information yet — this is more of a tease by AMD — but the information we have so far is just amazing —… Read more →

eBay’s ticket subsidiary StubHub sells to viagogo for $4.05 billion

Following months of an investor-led strategic review, eBay announced Monday that it has sold its ticket subsidiary StubHub to Swiss ticket resale marketplace viagogo for $4.05 billion. The deal is a decent win for eBay considering that StubHub’s growth has been essentially flat. StubHub had an annual revenue run rate of about $1.2 billion based on eBay’s Q3.  eBay bought… Read more →

Samsung Heavy Industries to pay $75 million to settle bribery case

FBI arrests Apple engineer caught swiping self-drive tech secrets The intellectual property may have ended up in the hands of a Chinese rival. Samsung Heavy Industries has agreed to pay $75 million to settle a case filed by US prosecutors accusing the company of bribery and FCPA violations. The South-Korean firm, Samsung’s shipbuilding arm, entered into a deferred prosecution agreement… Read more →

At Dreamforce 2019, Salesforce tries to pull more data into its orbit

For years, Salesforce has touted the ecosystem that’s developed around its cloud services. At Dreamforce 2019, the CRM giant gave the impression that it’s not just facilitating the creation of new jobs or new workflows — it’s pulling existing business value into its orbit.  “We recognize as a community we’re going to bring all of our partners in,” Salesforce CEO… Read more →

Over 480 million mobile VPN apps have been downloaded in the past year

More than 480 million mobile VPN apps were downloaded from the official Android and iOS app stores in the last 12 months, a report published last week reveals. The number is 54% higher than the previous year, which only saw 311 million downloads. Of the 480 million figure, 75% were downloads of Android (358.3 million) VPN apps, compared to 121.9… Read more →

Australia’s NBN a hell of an achievement: Malcolm Turnbull

Former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull’s effort to entrench his own narrative of Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) into Australia’s political history is truly fascinating. “There is no country, comparable developed country, which has as ubiquitous availability of high-speed broadband as Australia,” Turnbull told the StartCon conference in Sydney last Friday. Freelancer founder Matt Barrie had just reminded the audience of… Read more →

Renewed calls for dedicated Australian cyber minister and cyber leadership

The Australian government should reinstate the position of Minister for Cybersecurity, according to multiple public submissions to the review of the nation’s Cyber Security Strategy 2020. “We believe consideration should be given to reestablishing a separate Cybersecurity portfolio within government,” wrote Peter Coroneos, international vice president of the Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Advisors Network (CyAN). “This would send a strong signal… Read more →

HP to Xerox: We don’t need you, you’re a mess

Well, this HP-Xerox thing is getting hostile. After Xerox said that it will take its offer to shareholders directly, HP’s board of directors sent a fairly blunt letter to Xerox as well as Icahn Enterprises, which is rooting for a deal. HP confirms Xerox bid HP board unanimously votes no on Xerox takeover Xerox threatens to take its HP buyout… Read more →