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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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on Friday failed to bring to a vote a measure that would have created broadband privacy rules similar to those Congress repealed this year, after the Federal Communications Commission adopted them in 2016.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.
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