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8/16/2017

Members of the group Anonymous have released a video indicating that they will launch cyberattacks against white supremacist websites on Friday as part of a "Day to Denounce."

8/16/2017

Apple and Samsung have a strong hold on the US device market, with about 75% of users owning a smartphone from one of the two brands, per research firm comScore. Any companies that wish to compete in the mature market will need to advertise heavily, use strategic partnerships and employ direct sales, Shira Ovide writes.

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Bloomberg
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Shira Ovide, Apple, Samsung
8/16/2017

Microsoft has purchased the privately held, Connecticut-based Cycle Computing and intends to use the software company's CycleCloud service to ramp up its support for Linux-based, faster computing workloads. Microsoft said support will continue for Cycle Computing's customers using a competitors' cloud service, though newer Microsoft versions will be Azure-focused.

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TechCrunch
8/16/2017

Singapore's Land Transit Authority has partnered with TransitLink in an initiative to bring cashless transportation to Singapore by 2020. An account-based ticketing system pilot with Mastercard, which was launched in March and includes more than 100,000 participants, may be extended past its six-month time frame to continue testing the system.

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MasterCard
8/16/2017

Only 40% of US smartphone users tapped a communications app in a month's time, substantially less than the 60-plus percentage for European counterparts, according to a May survey by Ipsos MORI and Google. The discrepancy may be due to wider usage of Facebook's WhatsApp by Europeans seeking to avoid text messaging charges.

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eMarketer
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Facebook, text messaging, Google
8/16/2017

Rackspace has released the Privacy and Data Protection cybersecurity service, which provides compliance reporting, data protection and information about who or what is trying to get access.

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ZDNet
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Rackspace
8/16/2017

Los Angeles officials hope to partner with local businesses to reduce cyberattacks by sharing information and providing system updates. The Cyber Lab is the country's first collective regional cybersecurity defense effort, and businesses can join for free.

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Mashable
8/16/2017

Schlage, a well-established lock company, has announced that it has made its Sense Smart Deadbolt compatible with Android devices. The device allows users to use an app on Android or iOS to remotely lock and unlock doors and create and change access codes.

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VentureBeat
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Android, Schlage
8/16/2017

Total 5G connections are expected to grow from 1 million in 2019 to 1.4 billion by 2025, with most of those coming from Japan, China and the US, Juniper Research forecasts. The group also forecasts that the US will account for almost one-third of 5G IoT devices in use by 2025.

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Wireless Week
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Juniper Research
8/16/2017

Ubiquiti has debuted its FrontRow wearable camera, which allows users to provide two hours of live streaming from a wearable, medallion-style device. The device provides 32GB of storage and 2GB of RAM and integrates with YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, among other platforms.

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Android Police
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YouTube, Twitter, Facebook