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September 19, 2017
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Equifax reveals "unrelated" incident from March
Equifax has admitted that it dealt with a cybersecurity incident in March -- just a few months before a breach occurred that affected 143 million consumers. The company didn't offer details, but it did note that the incidents were unrelated and were reported to affected individuals.
Bloomberg (9/19),  The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (9/19) 
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Intel, Waymo partner on autonomous-car technology
Intel, Waymo partner on autonomous-car technology
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Intel has been working with Alphabet's Waymo to produce technology that can measure real-time information in autonomous cars. The agreement signals that Intel is further expanding its reach into autonomous-car technology after its $15 billion purchase of Mobileye in March, Alexandria Sage writes.
Reuters (9/18) 
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CCleaner cyberattack prompts updates from Piriform
A version each of Piriform's CCleaner and CCleaner Cloud, which remove advertising cookies and junk programs, were cyberattacked last month, affecting more than 2 million users. Piriform, owned by Avast, has issued updated versions.
Reuters (9/18) 
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Galaxy Note8 hits retail shelves
Galaxy Note8 hits retail shelves
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Samsung's Galaxy Note8 has hit retail shelves in stores in the US, UK and South Korea. The Note8 is available through Samsung, Target, Walmart and Best Buy for about $930.
CNET (9/15) 
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IT Channel
Itron to focus on smart city deployments with Silver Spring buy
Energy and water analytics company Itron is buying Silver Spring Networks for $830 million. Itron will leverage Silver Spring Networks' internet of things platforms to target smart city and smart grid initiatives.
ZDNet (9/18) 
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IT Workforce
Companies use tape backups to thwart cyberattacks
More companies are beginning to back up their data on tape as cyberattacks get more sophisticated, says Cyber Security Expert founder Rob Pritchard. Using tape to store data backups is cost-efficient, more reliable than hard drives and has longevity that is unmatched by other storage mediums.
The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (9/17) 
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Cut the filler and fat from your communications
Cliches, culturally suspect phrasing and filler words such as "uh" and "like" are easy to fall back on but don't do you any favors when speaking, writes Joel Garfinkle. Instead, speak plainly, be precise and try listening rather than filling dead air with your voice.
SmartBrief/Leadership (9/18) 
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Policy Watch
Calif. legislators decline to take up broadband privacy bill
California legislators on Friday failed to bring to a vote a measure that would have created broadband privacy rules similar to those Congress repealed this year, after the Federal Communications Commission adopted them in 2016. The move killed chances of its passage until 2018.
MediaPost Communications (9/18) 
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Report identifies cloud challenges
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