1/08/2019

Security

Whistleblower vindicated in Cisco cybersecurity case

A computer security expert who has won a trailblazing payout in a whistleblower lawsuit over critical security flaws he found in October 2008 in Cisco Systems Inc. video surveillance software thought his discovery would be ...

Ninja out: Gaming megastar leaves Twitch for Mixer

Fortnite superstar Tyler "Ninja" Blevins has left Twitch and is taking his video game live streams to Microsoft's Mixer platform, a stunning switch that could have wide-ranging consequences for the rapidly growing industry.

Hi Tech & Innovation

Cut, fold, send: 3M develops a way to declutter shipping

"It's kind of insane that shipping materials haven't evolved much," said Duncan Nielsen in Dwell. Nielsen just about nailed what is puzzling about the way packages are, well, packed.

Internet

Google halts Assistant speech data transcription in EU

Google has given reassurances that it won't make transcripts of speech data picked up by its Google Assistant system in the European Union for at least the next three months, a German data-protection authority said Thursday.

Business

Verizon adds more cellphone customers; profit slips

Verizon's net income fell in the second quarter but a key earnings measure topped analyst expectations as the country's largest cellphone company added more wireless customers.

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