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1/22/2018

Boingo Wireless Chief Technology Officer Derek Peterson noted a concentration on connectivity of smart devices at CES 2018. In this blog post, he summarizes the state of smart networks, smart assistants and smart cities, underscoring the importance of 5G networks.

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PR News
1/22/2018

IBM closed 2017 with a 24% increase in revenue for cloud computing, bringing the company's total cloud revenue to $17 billion, more than 20% of the organization's total revenue. "2018 will be all about reinforcing IBM's leadership position in key high-value segments of the IT industry, including cloud, AI, security and blockchain," Chief Financial Officer James Kavanaugh said.

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Forbes
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1/22/2018

President Donald Trump tweeted on Friday that he signed the renewal the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program, extending Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The bill, which has been extended for an additional six years, allows the NSA to monitor digital communications from non-US citizens that occur over American platforms, such as Facebook or Google.

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Reuters
1/22/2018

If Toshiba's proposed $18 billion sale of its memory chip business is not completed by the end of March due to a lack of antitrust clearance by regulators, the conglomerate may pursue an initial public offering for the unit, the Financial Times reports. The company is under less financial pressure now after raising $5.4 billion from shares sold to overseas funds, and tax write-offs could cover Toshiba's liabilities from the bankrupt Westinghouse nuclear power plant business.

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Reuters
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1/22/2018

According to a survey from Morgan Stanley, 40% of Facebook users say they tap the Facebook Watch platform at least once a week. Launched just a few months ago, Facebook Watch features programmatic shows like Mike Rowe's "Returning the Favor" as well as livestreaming sporting events.

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Variety
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1/22/2018

Twitter is notifying users who may have interacted with Russian-generated content during the 2016 elections, and Sen. John Cornyn, R-Tex., is one recipient. Twitter has suspended more than 3,800 accounts it suspects of having Russian connections.

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The Hill
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1/22/2018

Endpoints are particularly vulnerable areas for most organizations, in part because they're where new threats are seen that anti-virus or anti-malware software is unfamiliar with, writes GeoLang founder Debbie Garside. Machine learning is a long-term solution to this problem, as computers can sort through data and make decisions more quickly than humans, she argues.

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CSO
1/22/2018

Utility grids need better cybersecurity technology that can handle edge devices, as well as agreement on basic standards, argues a report by the Advanced Energy Economy Institute.

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Utility Dive
1/22/2018

Nearly 3 million Norwegians could have had their medical data exposed in the Health South-East RHF data breach, which was announced this month. An investigation is ongoing.

1/22/2018

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers has released its list of priorities for the year, and simplified cybersecurity and privacy regulations are at the top of the list. "It doesn't make a whole lot of sense to us that federal regulations are serving as a barrier to the goals that state CIOs want to achieve in state government," said Yejin Cooke, an association director.

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StateScoop