AT&T said to consider pricing streaming service close to HBO | Microsoft's gaming service coming to mobile devices in fall | Report: First year of GDPR brings reports of 59K breaches
June 11, 2019
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AT&T said to consider pricing streaming service close to HBO
AT&T said to consider pricing streaming service close to HBO
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AT&T is reportedly thinking of pricing its upcoming streaming service in the $16 or $17 range, just above HBO's monthly fee, sources told the Wall Street Journal. The platform, due to debut in beta this year, will house programming from Cinemax and HBO as well as other WarnerMedia content.
Variety online (6/6),  The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (6/6) 
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Microsoft's gaming service coming to mobile devices in fall
Microsoft's gaming service coming to mobile devices in fall
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Microsoft will enable mobile device users to stream Xbox games when it begins testing a new service in October, the company announced, although it declined to name any specific phones or tablets. The gaming service will compete with Google's Stadia, planned for November.
The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (6/9) 
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Current and future cybersecurity issues
Report: First year of GDPR brings reports of 59K breaches
EU regulators have received reports of 59,000 cybersecurity incidents since the General Data Protection Regulation took effect in May 2018, according to a report from DLA Piper. Violations have resulted in 91 reported fines, including a £44 million penalty against Google.
Forbes (6/4) 
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What can you do when patching isn't realistic?
Patching systems in the wake of a data breach can be complicated, if not impossible, because in some cases, systems can't safely be shut down for the process, writes Duane Dunston. "What organizations can do is implement compensating controls for systems that can't be upgraded or upgraded within a reasonable amount of time," he argues.
VTDigger (Vermont) (6/3) 
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Law, Regulation and Litigation
Intellectual property, lawsuit, legislation, privacy, regulatory and security news
Lawmakers investigate breach involving billing collection provider
A data breach at the American Medical Collection Agency, a billing collection provider for LabCorp and Quest Diagnostics, prompted Sens. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., and Cory Booker, D-N.J., to begin an investigation, while Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., Senate Intelligence Committee vice chairman, also asked Quest about the incident. Tom Kellermann, chief cybersecurity officer at cyber group Carbon Black, said the health care sector's lack of security "will inevitably impact the security of all Americans" and added that Congress should intervene "immediately."
The Hill (6/6) 
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Reduced cyber services could violate campaign laws
Two draft advisory opinions by the Federal Election Commission state that cybersecurity providers wanting to provide free or reduced cost services to political campaigns might be in violation of the Federal Election Campaign Act. The opinions were in response to cybersecurity company Area 1 Security offering free or reduced-cost solutions to federal candidates and political committees.
Legaltech News (6/7) 
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Pay it Forward
How technology companies are improving the lives of others
Medtronic, Tidepool team up on interoperable insulin pump development
Medtronic and nonprofit organization Tidepool have formed a partnership under which Medtronic will create a Bluetooth-enabled MiniMed interoperable automated insulin pump system for use with Tidepool Loop, an open-source insulin delivery app. Medtronic said it will maintain its financial support of the nonprofit to enable work on iPhone-to-pump communications.
Seeking Alpha (6/8) 
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Aon News
M&A in a high-tech world: Redefining due diligence
Global mergers-and-acquisitions activity reached $3.35 trillion in 2018, its highest level since 2015's record-setting levels. And 2019's first-quarter numbers indicate that this pace will continue. It's little surprise that fintech, digital health (mHealth), e-commerce, robotics and software are among the key areas expected to experience considerable M&A activity in the year ahead. The challenges to M&A success are numerous -- as the landscape evolves, successful deals will rely on greater diligence around intellectual property and cyberrisk. How is technology redefining M&A? Learn more.
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