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Apple CEO Tim Cook calls on Bloomberg to retract its Chinese spy story

(credit: Wikipedia) Apple CEO Tim Cook is calling on Bloomberg Business to retract a story that said his company was the victim of a hardware-based attack carried out by the...

Comcast gigabit cable ($105 with 1TB data cap) now available in 39 states

Enlarge / A Comcast DOCSIS 3.1 modem. (credit: Comcast) Comcast's gigabit cable service is now available to nearly all of the 58 million homes and businesses in the company's US...

Twitter publishes dump of accounts tied to Russian, Iranian influence campaigns

Enlarge / This image was the profile banner of one of the accounts allegedly run by the Internet Research Agency, the organization that ran social media "influence campaigns" in Russia, Germany,...

Meet Helm, the startup taking on Gmail with a server that runs in your...

Enlarge (credit: Helm) There’s no doubt that Gmail has changed the way we consume email. It’s free, it gives most of us all the storage we’ll ever need, and it...

Trivial authentication bypass in libssh leaves servers wide open

Enlarge (credit: starwars.com) There’s a four-year-old bug in the Secure Shell implementation known as libssh that makes it trivial for just about anyone to gain unfettered administrative control of a...

Ajit Pai slams carriers for slow restoration of cell service after hurricane

Enlarge / A Verizon logo at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg) Wireless carriers' failure to fully restore cellular service in Florida after...

Already facing an uphill misinformation fight, Facebook loses to scammers, too

Enlarge / A partial screenshot of one of the scam profiles pushing an adult dating scam on Facebook. Responding to critics in the US Congress and elsewhere who say...

Winamp 6, due out in 2019, aims to whip more llama ass

Enlarge (credit: Keng Susumpow / Flickr) Rejoice, llama-whipping fans, a new version of Winamp is set to be released in 2019, according to a Monday report by TechCrunch. Alexandre Saboundjian, the...

Verizon fiber suffered “unprecedented” damage from Hurricane Michael

Enlarge / Vehicles sit partially submerged in floodwaters after Hurricane Michael hit in Panama City, Florida, US, on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg) Nearly 300,000 households...

Facebook hackers stole locations and other private data for millions of users

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | NurPhoto ) The attackers who carried out the mass hack that Facebook disclosed two weeks ago obtained user account data belonging to as many as...