Day: November 6, 2019

Best Office Depot and OfficeMax Black Friday 2019 deals

The best Black Friday 2019 deals on laptops and desktops from Office Depot and OfficeMax. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Google Announces App Defense Alliance

The industry partnership will scan apps for malware before they’re published on the Google Play Store. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Square reports strong Q3 on rising subscription revenue

The company’s adjusted revenue came to $602 million, up 40% over the same quarter last year. …read more Source:: ZDNet

NSA to Congress: Our spy programs don’t work, aren’t used, or have gone wrong – now can you permanently reauthorize them?

Senators: Um, no. The NSA was unable to give a single example of how one of its most controversial spying programs has been useful in the fight against terrorism in a Congressional hearing on Wednesday morning.… …read more Source:: Register

An Open Hardware Laser Engraver For Everyone

Right now, you can get a diode laser engraver on eBay for around $100 USD. That sounds like a deal, but it’ll probably use some arcane proprietary software, won’t be terribly accurate, and the laser itself will almost certainly be fully exposed. Of course there’s no shortage of DIY builds which improve upon this situation…

Facebook isn’t cooperating with privacy probe, California AG says

California’s attorney general is now asking a court to force the social media giant to comply with a subpoena issued back in June. …read more Source:: ZDNet

China’s Minors Face New Limits On Mobile Games In War On Gaming Addiction

New anti-addiction guidelines for minors that set out limits for time and money spent on mobile games have been introduced by China’s state censor, following previous calls to curb excessive gaming. PolygamousRanchKid writes: State media published the new rules on Tuesday, which introduced a stricter real-name registration system and, for the first time, an age…

US companies facing a huge tech talent deficit in 2020

If you are thinking about hiring tech talent in 2020, make sure you take enough time to get the hire you want. …read more Source:: ZDNet

What a Security Products Blacklist Means for End Users & Integrators

A recent US Commerce Department blacklist of several Chinese entities leaves a looming question: What happens if your products are now prohibited? …read more Source:: DarkReading

Facebook Sued by California Over User-Data Practices Subpoenas

California revealed for the first time an 18-month investigation into Facebook’s privacy practices and accused the social media giant in a court filing on Wednesday of hampering the investigation. From a report: Revelation of the probe is the latest bad news for Facebook, which is already under investigation by 47 U.S. states. Some states, particularly…