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10/16/2017

Information on US weapons systems was breached after a hacker accessed the computer systems of an Australian defense contractor. Investigators believe that the attack, which lasted for four months and included the country's plans to purchase F-35 fighters, originated from China.

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10/16/2017

A flaw discovered on T-Mobile's website may have exposed the data of the company's close to 70 million customers, per researcher Karan Saini. The bug has been patched, but it left information including email addresses, names and account numbers open to hackers, Saini noted.

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10/16/2017

Robbie Cabral, founder of Benjilock, maker of the fingerprint-operated device of the same name, which was lauded at CES 2017, took his product to ABC's "Shark Tank" to try for a 200,000 investment. The majority of the panel showed interest in the product, but Cabral picked Kevin O'Leary of O'Leary Financial Group to invest in the Benjilock.

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10/16/2017

Nintendo is encouraging developers of edgier titles to create content for the Switch in an effort to shed the console's family-only game image. Upcoming mature-focused titles include "Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon," "Shinobi Refle: Senran Kagura" and "Doom."

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10/16/2017

Facebook has introduced a new feature that enables users to order food directly from brands such as Five Guys, Chipotle and Papa John's or via delivery services such as DoorDash and Delivery.com. The new "Order Food" tab can be found in the platform's "Explore" section and is available on desktop and mobile.

10/16/2017

Kwon Oh-hyun, vice chairman and CEO of Samsung Electronics, is resigning from his posts, a surprising development for many observers. Kwon said in a statement that it is time for the company to "start anew with new spirit and young leadership."

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Reuters
10/16/2017

Facebook's virtual reality aspirations include reaching 1 billion users, according to Facebook Oculus chief Hugo Barra. Strategies for reaching that number include marketing the midpriced Oculus Go headset and potentially selling headsets in retail stores.

10/16/2017

So far, no negative consequences have flowed from Twitter's decision to double the maximum tweet length to 280 characters for some users, says Kurt Wagner. Using examples from his own time spent on Twitter, Wagner enumerates several of the update's advantages.

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Recode
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10/16/2017

Hiring cybersecurity personnel in a tightly competitive market that lacks qualified applicants is being further stressed by conventional human resources staff who don't understand the industry or the position requirements, states a CyberSN-commissioned report. Not only do critical positions remain vacant for too long, but faulty salary data complicates recruiting and hiring, the Jane Bond Project report states.

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Dark Reading
10/16/2017

North Korea has launched cyberattacks directed at electric companies in the US through email campaigns, a FireEye report states. The emails contained malware disguised as fundraiser invitations, and it is unknown if any of the targeted companies completed the download.

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