Day: February 26, 2019

The Inventor: HBO’s Theranos film diagnoses Silicon Valley schadenfreude – CNET

This might sting a bit. Elizabeth Holmes built her startup Theranos on lies, but the fraud exposes bigger problems. …read more Source:: CNet

Let’s look inside Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 (The 3:59, Ep. 525) – CNET

Friend of the show Scott Stein takes us into mixed reality. …read more Source:: CNet

Galaxy S10 Plus ongoing review: What’s good and bad today – CNET

Can we talk about the Galaxy S10’s Bixby Routines, gesture navigation and GIFs for a minute? …read more Source:: CNet

‘Cloudborne’: Bare-Metal Cloud Servers Vulnerable to Attack

Firmware vulnerabilities provide direct access to server hardware, enabling attackers to install malware that can pass from customer to customer. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Google puts Assistant into its Android texting app, and it’s pretty cool – CNET

The Google Assistant for Android Messages announcement came at MWC 2019. …read more Source:: CNet

New FTC Task Force Will Take on Tech Monopolies

The Federal Trade Commission will be launching a task force to monitor competition in the US’s technology markets, commissioners announced today. From a report: The task force will include current officials working in the agency’s Bureau of Competition in order to “enhance the Bureau’s focus on technology-related sectors of the economy, including markets in which…

‘Cloudborne’ IaaS Attack Allows Persistent Backdoors in the Cloud

A known vulnerability combined with a weakness in bare-metal server reclamation opens the door to powerful, high-impact attacks. …read more Source:: Threatpost

MariaDB readies new enterprise server

While staying loyal to its open-source roots, the new MariaDB Enterprise Server is designed for enterprise production workloads. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Apple Music teams up with Google Assistant – CNET

Earlier today, the Google Home app showed Apple’s popular music streaming service in its list of music options, but the team up might be limited to mobile for now. …read more Source:: CNet

US Cyber Command Operation Disrupted Internet Access of Russian Troll Factory on Day of 2018 Midterms: Report

An anonymous reader shares a report: The U.S. military blocked Internet access to an infamous Russian entity seeking to sow discord among Americans during the 2018 midterms, several U.S. officials said, a warning that the group’s operations against the United States are not cost-free. The strike on the Internet Research Agency in St. Petersburg, a…