Adobe announced yesterday plans to buy the Magento e-commerce platform for $1.68 billion. While the Magento brand is mostly known for the open source online store CMS of the same name, Adobe was mostly interested in Magento Commerce, an online-store-as-a-service platform.
Google has agreed to create a fund of 11 million dollars as part of a a class action settlement for terminating or disabling a publisher's Adsense accounts, but not paying out any balances that the publisher had at the time.
Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O'Malley announced yesterday a consumer protection settlement between DropBox and the Alameda, San Diego, San Francisco, and Sonoma Counties in California over auto-renewing of paid subscriptions.
Today the U.S. Senate held a vote on reinstating Net Neutrality protections that is currently scheduled by the FCC to be repealed in June 2018. With a vote of 52 for keeping Net Neutrality and 47 against, the Senate has, for now, been able to prevent the repeal of the Net Neutrality rules.
IBM has allegedly issued a worldwide ban against the the use of removable drives, including Flash, USB, and SD cards, to transfer data. This new policy is being instituted to prevent confidential and sensitive information from being leaked due to misplaced or unsecured storage devices.
As part of its 8-K filing to the SEC, Equifax has unveiled the full extent of their massive 2017 146 million data breach. With the huge amount of people affected, almost half of all Americans, and the massive media exposure, hopefully most victims have been proactive in monitoring their credit to make sure no funny business is going.
Included in the Live Nation's first quarter 2018 financial results released last week, was a small mention that they have partnered with and invested in a facial recognition company called Blink Identity. Live Nation's plan is to use this technology to allow ticket holders to gain access to shows using facial recognition.
Last Tuesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook reported that the company brought in close to $150 billion in revenue and $34 billion in earnings for the first half of the fiscal year. The iPhone played prominently in Apple's revenue as the company drew approximately two-thirds of its revenue from the iPhone portfolio.
With the launch of Unicef AU's TheHopepage.org, we may have seen the first good use for CoinHive's in-browser mining. Using an opt-in CoinHive in-browser mining page, Unicef is hoping that users will sacrifice some of their CPU for charities and it looks like it is paying off.
Companies using SAP systems for their business software infrastructure might want to review some of their servers' settings for a configuration that if left in its default state will let an attacker gain access to a company's business data.
The United States Securities and Exchange Commission has fined Yahoo (or what's left of the company) $35 million for failing to disclose a massive security breach that took place in 2014.
Twitter has banned Kaspersky Lab from advertising on its platform citing the company's alleged ties with Russian intelligence agencies.
An Ohio court sentenced yesterday four high-ranking TERiX executives for their role in a pirating scheme through which they stole and resold Sun and Oracle firmware patches. Three of the four execs received prison sentences.
Amazon announced today that their Amazon Key smart lock product is now available nationwide. With this expansion, Amazon Key is being offered at significant discounts, includes five new locks from Kwikset and Yale, and now has entry and exit video clips for guests.
In the span of three days, news broke that high-ranking security at executives at three of the Internet's most important tech firms —Google, Facebook, and Twitter— announced plans to leave their respective companies.
The Securities and Exchange Commission announced today that they have charged a former Equifax CIO, Jun Ying, of alleged insider trading. According to the complaint, Ying exercised all of his vested Equifax stock options and then sold those shares for proceeds close to 1 million dollars before the disclosure of Equifax's data breach.
UK domain registration and hosting provider 123 Reg is not having a good day. Yesterday, 123 Reg had a hardware failure that led to their client's losing data. To make matters worse, their backups appear to b e from August 2017, with left customers complaining about missing files and lost development work.
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released a statement yesterday, warning high-ranking executives not to trade stocks before the disclosing breaches, major vulnerabilities, and other cybersecurity related incidents.
Facebook has bought Confirm, a Boston-based government ID verification service, which Facebook will most likely use to confirm the identities of suspicious accounts in its fight against fake accounts used to spread political propaganda.
In the ongoing battle between Kaspersky Labs and the U.S. government, the antivirus provider has sued the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for failing to provide them basic due process. In a lawsuit filed today, Kaspersky has stated that the DHS has harmed their reputation n the U.S. without any evidence of wrongdoing.