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In today’s Weekly we have picked the top stories from last seven days.
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Passwords for 32M Twitter accounts may have been hacked and leaked
There is yet another hack for users of popular social media sites to worry about. Hackers may have used malware to collect more than 32 million Twitter login credentials that are now being sold on the dark web. Twitter says that its systems have not been breached.
TeamViewer confirms extent of account abuse ‘significant’
This has not been a good month for TeamViewer, which has not only been accused of being responsible for the mass-hacking of user accounts which it now admits as being “significant,” but has also come under fire for blaming users in a careless fashion.
DDoS attacks increase over 125 percent year over year
Akamai’s most recent State of the Internet Security Report reveals internet and web attacks are increasing in number, severity, and duration. The internet is under heavier attacks than ever. In Akamai‘s Q1 2016 State of the Internet – Security Report, the content delivery network (CDN) company found there’s been a 125 percent increase in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks year over year.
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Fortinet Acquires AccelOps to Expand Security Fabric Strategy
This company uses AI to stop cyberattacks before they start
Commoditizing public clouds
The multi-cloud is the Swiss Army knife of cloud implementation: private; public; managed; and, for good luck, incorporating those bits you can’t or don’t want to migrate to anycloud
Cloud vendors will decide when GPUs and big data meet
Few companies have the sheer amount of data and processing needed to buy racks of GPUs, which leaves cloud vendors as the vehicle for bringing the GPU to big data.
SUSE Announces Enterprise Storage 3 and a New HPE Scalable Object Storage Solution
SUSE has announced the availability of Enterprise Storage 3, the company’s self-managing, self-healing, distributed software-based storage solution. Last updated in November of 2015, Enterprise Storage 3 helps customers adapt to the ongoing transformation of business and data demands through accelerated IT innovation.
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AWS cloud computing ops, data centers, 1.3 million servers creating efficiency flywheel
Cloudability Gets $24 Million to Help Enterprises Save on Cloud Expenses
One company dominates Android and iOS app downloads
When you consider just how many apps are available from the iOS and Android app stores, it’s quite a surprise to find that Facebook-owned apps account for almost two-thirds of all the apps downloaded.
Up close and hands-on with Lenovo’s augmented reality Tango phone
Earlier today, Lenovo unveiled the world’s first smartphone fueled by Google’s Project Tango (or just “Tango,” as it’s now known) computer vision efforts. The big new thing? Really, really awesome augmented reality capabilities, all based on the phone’s ability to recognize what’s around it. Think video games that come to life in your living room, bouncing around on your furniture and hiding behind your walls.
Google’s new app makes your iOS Live Photos less shaky and more awesome
Apple’s Live Photos are, by design, something most people don’t really think about. You just take your still photos as you always would, and iOS automatically captures a bit of footage from before and after the photo was taken and turns it into a little animation.
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Top 10 fastest smartphones: Surprise! Apple and Samsung are nowhere near the top
Facebook begins removing chat from its mobile site, nudges users toward its Messenger app
BUSINESS AND STARTUP
Microsoft officially launches Planner, its Trello competitor
The Microsoft Office lineup is getting a new addition today: Microsoft Planner, team collaboration software that lets you visually organize plans, assign tasks, share files, chat and more. The new app, first introduced into testing last fall, enters a competitive space which includes pro software like Atlassian’s JIRA Core, as well as other easy-to-use tools from startups like Trello and Asana.
Hot security startups to watch
Simulating attacks, defending the Internet of Things and keeping track of suspicious device reconfigurations are among technologies young companies are fleshing out
Monster snaps up ‘Tinder for jobs’ app, Jobr
Monster.com announced this morning it has acquired the San Francisco-based startup Jobr, which had been developing a job-finding app the company described as a Tinder for jobs,thanks to its use of swipe-based gestures
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Analytics startup Amplitude raises $15M
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