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US extradites French ShinyHunters hacker, faces 123 years in prison
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hacking

US extradites French ShinyHunters hacker, faces 123 years in prison

The hacker is believed to be a member of the hacking group known for its spree of data breaches across 2020 and 2021
30 Jan 2023
CISA: Phishing campaign targeting US federal agencies went undetected for months
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phishing

CISA: Phishing campaign targeting US federal agencies went undetected for months

Threat actors used legitimate remote access software to maliciously target federal employees
26 Jan 2023
AWS splashes $35 billion to expand data centres in Virginia
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data centres

AWS splashes $35 billion to expand data centres in Virginia

The massive figure is close to the total sum AWS has previously invested in the state since 2006
23 Jan 2023
Tech industry takes vast lead in green energy spending, biggest companies vie for top spot
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Business strategy

Tech industry takes vast lead in green energy spending, biggest companies vie for top spot

Big tech has doubled down on clean power contracts as the sector seeks to dodge energy costs and meet climate goals
19 Jan 2023
US 5G operators welcome new freedoms as FAA, airport concerns approach end
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Policy & legislation

US 5G operators welcome new freedoms as FAA, airport concerns approach end

Airlines will have until 2024 to upgrade aircraft hardware potentially susceptible to 5G interference
10 Jan 2023
FCC plans strict overhaul of 15-year-old US data breach regulations
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Policy & legislation

FCC plans strict overhaul of 15-year-old US data breach regulations

Telcos could no longer be able to use negligence as a defence for data breaches as the FCC also seeks to hasten public notification of breaches
9 Jan 2023
Verizon ends 3G support in US, finalises nationwide shutdown
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Network & Internet

Verizon ends 3G support in US, finalises nationwide shutdown

The telco has urged the small number of its business customers still relying on the legacy network to upgrade to 4G or 5G devices
3 Jan 2023
US federal agency breached by Iranian state-backed hackers via Log4Shell exploit
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Security

US federal agency breached by Iranian state-backed hackers via Log4Shell exploit

The initial intrusion was discovered in February but a full incident response wasn't launched until June
17 Nov 2022
TSMC set to invest further $12 billion into Arizona fab
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components

TSMC set to invest further $12 billion into Arizona fab

The Taiwanese company is currently constructing a $12 billion chip factory in the state, which is expected to complete in 2024
10 Nov 2022
Papa John's faces class-action lawsuit for alleged misuse of session tracking scripts
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privacy

Papa John's faces class-action lawsuit for alleged misuse of session tracking scripts

Session replay tools are used on a variety of websites for analytics purposes, but the pizza retailer faces claims it is engaged in unreasonable profi…
7 Oct 2022
CISA issues fresh orders to polish security vulnerability detection in federal agencies
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Security

CISA issues fresh orders to polish security vulnerability detection in federal agencies

The move marks the latest step in the cyber security authority's ongoing ambition to minimise the government's exposure to attacks
6 Oct 2022
Micron to invest historic $100 billion in NY semiconductor site
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components

Micron to invest historic $100 billion in NY semiconductor site

Construction on the site will commence in 2024, with output expected in the late 2020s
5 Oct 2022
US office space demand sinks below half of pre-pandemic pace
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Business operations

US office space demand sinks below half of pre-pandemic pace

New demand has fallen the most in New York, Chicago, Boston, and Los Angeles, where office-using employment is relatively concentrated in the finance,…
28 Sep 2022
1.1 million Tesla cars recalled over software glitch
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vulnerability

1.1 million Tesla cars recalled over software glitch

The mass recall is prompted by a flaw in the vehicles' automatic window reversal system
23 Sep 2022
US lawmakers warn Apple against using Chinese chips in next iPhone
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components

US lawmakers warn Apple against using Chinese chips in next iPhone

Senators ask the US director of national intelligence to investigate a Chinese chipmaker’s military ties
23 Sep 2022
California curbs big tech with child data privacy bill
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Policy & legislation

California curbs big tech with child data privacy bill

The legislation will expand on the requirements tech companies already face in the state to curb collection of children's personal information
16 Sep 2022
Climate supercomputer model to receive $70 million research boost
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sustainability

Climate supercomputer model to receive $70 million research boost

The Department of Energy is looking to improve its complex climate model, which runs on the world's fastest computer
31 Aug 2022
Toshiba Tec to open first software development hub in the US
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Business strategy

Toshiba Tec to open first software development hub in the US

The Toshiba subsidiary is hoping to boost sales outside of Japan in a territory where it already has a presence
26 Aug 2022
Google adds stronger safeguards for Workspace accounts
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collaboration

Google adds stronger safeguards for Workspace accounts

An automatic safety features notify users of risky account actions
11 Aug 2022
DoD taps up Torch.AI to strengthen cyber security capabilities
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cyber security

DoD taps up Torch.AI to strengthen cyber security capabilities

The new threat intelligence system eliminates conventional constraints on data analysis
11 Aug 2022
FedEx to invest in more robotic automation from Berkshire Grey
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Business strategy

FedEx to invest in more robotic automation from Berkshire Grey

The deepening partnership is expected to yield better efficiency and safety in packing centres
4 Aug 2022
Romanian man extradited to US over Gozi virus hacking charges
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malware

Romanian man extradited to US over Gozi virus hacking charges

The man allegedly ran a service that helped cyber criminals distribute the Gozi virus which ended up infecting over one million computers worldwide, i…
20 Jul 2022
Ericsson gets green light for $6.2 billion Vonage buyout
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mergers and acquisitions

Ericsson gets green light for $6.2 billion Vonage buyout

The deal was previously adjourned over Ericsson’s alleged involvement with an Islamic terrorist group
15 Jul 2022