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Congress vs. Big Tech: Breaking Up Is Hard (and Stupid) to Do

2020-08-03 13:00:00| TechNewsWorld

Like a lot of you, last week I watched the congressional testimony from the CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google -- and there were a lot of apparent things that were problematic. One is that there are folks in Congress that likely shouldn't be in Congress, and another is that each company has some serious issues they haven't dealt with.

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World War II's Indelible Influence on Technology

2020-07-31 13:00:00| TechNewsWorld

When WWII broke out on Sept. 1, 1939 with Germany's invasion of Poland, few could have expected the technological leaps that would occur over the next six years. The true lasting impact of the technological advances of the Second World War are seen in the ability to take commercial jets around the world, the ever-bigger cruise ships, and the massive skyscrapers seen in cities all over the globe. With peace came a new world of opportunity that lead to the Internet and much more.

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New Security Hole Puts Windows and Linux Users at Risk

2020-07-29 19:10:00| TechNewsWorld

If you are a Windows or Linux user, brace yourself for a long siege of vulnerability nightmares. The fix will be long and treacherous and could brick your computers. Eclypsium researchers have detailed a set of newly discovered vulnerabilities dubbed "BootHole" that opens up billions of Windows and Linux devices to attacks.

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Amazon Gives Alexa App a Makeover

2020-07-29 13:00:00| TechNewsWorld

Amazon's Alexa mobile app has a new look. The company on Monday introduced an updated version of the app that aims to give users a more personalized experience and moves all third-party "skill" suggestions off the main screen. The app is being rolled out this month for iOS, Android and Fire devices, and should reach all users by the end of August.

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Garmin Confirms Services Upended by Ransomware Attack

2020-07-28 13:00:00| TechNewsWorld

Garmin confirmed Monday that many of its online services have been disrupted by a cyberattack on its systems that occurred on July 23, 2020. Services disrupted by the attack, which encrypted data on the systems, included website functions, customer support, customer facing applications, and company communications, the company noted in a statement.

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