Day: April 18, 2019

We reveal what’s inside Microsoft’s Azure Govt Secret regions… wait, is that a black helico–

Redmond hopes to lure Uncle Sam’s spy agencies, military away from Amazon Microsoft has set up two new Azure cloud regions in the US – dubbed Azure Government Secret regions – to store data involving American national security. The services are in private preview, and are pending official government accreditation.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Get a Galaxy S8 phone for under $400 – CNET

We found three older flagship phones that you can buy new on the cheap. …read more Source:: CNet

Facebook really doesn’t seem to understand privacy or security – CNET

Facebook is having a bad security day. How bad? Think tens of millions of Instagram passwords exposed for anyone to see. …read more Source:: CNet

Amazon launches free, ad-supported music service for Alexa devices – CNET

Google introduced a similar YouTube Music service Thursday, too. …read more Source:: CNet

Google rolls out Android Easter Egg for Europe – a Microsoft antitrust-style browser, search engine choice box

Now how about we forget that little $5bn fine, eh, mes amies? Meine Freunde? Mis amigos? Android users across Europe are due a software update from Google today that will ask them to make a choice for the future of their smartphones and gadgets – which browser and search engine do you want to use?……

Ajit Pai Proposes Blocking China-Owned Telecom From US Phone Market

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has proposed denying China Mobile USA’s application to offer telecom services in the U.S., saying the Chinese government-owned company poses a security risk. The FCC is scheduled to vote on an order to deny the application at its open meeting on May…

Creator of Hub for Stolen Credit Cards Sentenced to 90 Months

Coming eight years after he launched the site, the steep sentence for the cybercriminal operator is based on a tab of $30 million in damages calculated by Mastercard and other credit card companies. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Google and Amazon settle their long-standing beef (The 3:59, Ep. 546) – CNET

Plus, the Samsung Galaxy Fold stumbles, and Apple shows off its recycling lab. …read more Source:: CNet

6 Takeaways from Ransomware Attacks in Q1

Customized, targeted ransomware attacks were all the rage. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Microsoft makes Windows 10 1903 available on MSDN

Surprise: Microsoft has made the Windows 10 1903 (May 2019 Update) and Windows Server 1903 bits available for download on MSDN, a month earlier than many were expecting. …read more Source:: ZDNet