Day: June 17, 2020

Yahoo! owes! us! one! billion! dollars! in! back! taxes! say! US! govt! beancounters!

IRS willing to settle for a seventh of what it asked for – it’s nice to be rich Yahoo! is still causing problems beyond the grave.… …read more Source:: ! owes! us! one! billion! dollars! in! back! taxes! say! US! govt! beancounters!” >TheRegister

Want an Oculus Quest? Inventory is limited — but in stock now – CNET

The so-hot-it-won’t-stay-in-stock $400 VR headset has been popping in and out of stock for weeks. Here’s where you can find it right now. …read more Source:: CNet

Hard-to-find Nintendo Switch Lite is in stock at Best Buy and Amazon – CNET

Just updated: Here’s the retail status of the $200 portable version of Nintendo’s hot gaming console. …read more Source:: CNet

Zoom Changes Course on End-to-End Encryption

The videoconferencing company now says it will offer end-to-end encryption to all users beginning in July. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Zoom will offer proper end-to-end encryption to free vid-chat accounts – not just paid-up bods – once you verify your phone number…

Just in case the Feds take an interest in your calls Zoom today said it will make end-to-end (E2E) encryption available to all of its users, regardless of whether they pay for it or not.… …read more Source:: Register

Go flying for Father’s Day: Save up to $270 on DJI drones – CNET

Get a free battery with the Mavic Mini or save $180 on a Mavic 2 Zoom or Phantom 4 Pro V2.0. …read more Source:: CNet

AWS Said It Mitigated a 2.3 Tbps DDoS Attack, the Largest Ever

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: Amazon said its AWS Shield service mitigated the largest DDoS attack ever recorded, stopping a 2.3 Tbps attack in mid-February this year. The incident was disclosed in the company’s AWS Shield Threat Landscape [PDF], a report detailing web attacks mitigated by Amazon’s AWS Shield protection service. The…

Lazarus Group May Have Been Behind 2019 Attacks on European Targets

Telemetry hints that the North Korean actor was behind major cyber-espionage campaign focused on military and aerospace companies, ESET says. …read more Source:: DarkReading

CEO of Open Technology Fund Resigns After Closed-Source Lobbying Effort

The head of the Open Technology Fund (OTF) Corporation, which funds internet freedom projects and technologies, resigned Wednesday because she said she became aware of a lobbying effort that would push the group’s funds toward closed-source tools rather than the open-source ones it has traditionally championed. From a report: In a resignation email sent to…

Come for the cloud apps, stay for the ERP? SAP drills into Industry Cloud platform, its latest expansion play

We can’t say ‘You have to upgrade or nothing’ because people will say: ‘Well in that case it is nothing’ SAP CEO Christian Klein has admitted the vendor is launching industry-specific applications partly in the hope of luring more customers onto its core ERP platform.… …read more Source:: TheRegister