InfoSec News Nuggets 01/05/2021

20 years of tech with Jeff: From green iMacs and DVDs to the iPhone era My stint started in 2000 – I began at USA TODAY earlier, covering entertainment – when we spent a lot of time talking about the big three tech companies: AOL, Yahoo and Microsoft. AOL had just shocked the world by buying Time Warner for $165 billion. (You know how well that turned out. But I digress.) We did use computers, yes indeed,…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 10/22/2020

PayPal to support Bitcoin and other crypto — but merchants must use fiat PayPal is ready to let users to buy, sell, and hold Bitcoin $BTC▲4.15% and other cryptocurrencies, according to Reuters. PayPal chief exec Dan Schulman told Reuters the company hopes this will “encourage global use of virtual coins,” and ready its network in anticipation of digital currencies issued by central banks. The US payments giant said it plans to allow users to actually spend their cryptocurrency with the…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 4/8/2020

Firefox's revamped address bar is designed to make searching a lot faster Mozilla has given Firefox’s address bar a refreshed look and a couple of updates that can make searches go faster. To start with, the browser will now enlarge the address bar whenever you want to do a search and will show the popular sites that show up when you type with larger fonts and shorter URLs. It has also introduced “smarter searches,” which shows additional bolded keywords…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 2/27/2020

1 - FCA admits data breach The Financial Conduct Authority has admitted it had revealed the confidential details of consumers on its website in a data breach last year. In a statement published today (February 25) the regulator said it had referred itself to the Information Commissioner’s Office over the incident, which occurred in November 2019. In response to a Freedom of Information request the FCA mistakenly published on its website the details of individuals who had made…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 11/11/2019

1 - Brazilian government announces creation of AI lab network The Brazilian government has announced it will create a network of eight research facilities focused on artificial intelligence (AI). The minister of science, technology, innovation and communications, Marcos Pontes, made the announcement during the opening speech of an event focused on public sector innovation in the country's capital, Brasília. "[The creation of the centers] has been one of the priorities [for the Ministry] in order…
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