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11/20/2017

Chipmaker Marvell Technology plans to purchase smaller rival Cavium for roughly $6 billion. Marvell will use $1.75 billion in debt financing to make the purchase and will pay $40 per share in cash plus 2.1757 of its shares for each Cavium share.

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11/20/2017

The Washington Post, acquired by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in 2013, offers its publishing system to other companies through unit Arc Publishing. Publications such as the Los Angeles Times have moved to the platform, freeing up technical time for journalistic pursuits.

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Fast Company online
11/20/2017

The iPhone X is nearly keeping pace with the iPhone 6s in terms of number of installs, according to data from Localytics. However, as lead times for the latest iPhone shorten, fresh data should prove more revealing, writes Chuck Jones.

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Forbes
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11/20/2017

Web-monitoring data from the Department of Defense was left open through the Amazon Web Services cloud platform, an UpGuard cybersecurity researcher discovered. Though the exposed data didn't include sensitive information, it raises questions about whether intelligence information is being properly safeguarded, says former intelligence official Timothy Edgar.

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CNN
11/20/2017

Russia has launched cyberattacks against Britain that include its energy, telecommunications and media sectors, the National Cyber Security Centre's Ciaran Martin reports. The agency has been "actively engaging with international partners, industry and civil society" to defend against the attacks, which have been going on for a year, Martin says.

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Reuters
11/20/2017

The North American Electric Reliability Corp. used fake news as part of its GridEx war game last week to confuse participants during the two-day game, which tested responses to an attack on the power grid.

11/20/2017

The Domain Name System could be a way that attackers mine data, and every organization should have a cybersecurity strategy that protects this network, writes Herve Dhelin. He offers three tips for being proactive against these threats: examine and analyze payloads and traffic, know how data is exfiltrated and design a plan to stop and mitigate attacks.

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Dark Reading
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Domain Name System
11/20/2017

Software design company Arm Holdings is tackling the issue of security in the expanded use of connected devices, especially in the industrial internet of things. "[T]his whole view of whose responsibility is security needs to change," Arm CEO Simon Segars said, adding, "It's going to take a collaboration across a lot of different people in the tech supply chain to deliver good technology."

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Wired online
11/20/2017

Amazon's recent announcement about its Lambda cloud service could signal a major development in the cloud technology field, writes Anthony Pittman. Lambda's model could execute complex tasks without configurations or maintenance.

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Wall Street
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11/20/2017

A StorageCraft survey of more than 500 US IT decision-makers revealed that companies are inadequately prepared to deal with data recovery and data growth. More than 50% of those surveyed said it is unlikely their companies could carry out instant data recovery following a failure, and close to half said they are having a hard time with data growth.

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Channel Partners
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