Day: April 15, 2019

Google Fiber To Pay Nearly $4 Million To Louisville In Exit Deal

As Google Fiber prepares to leave Louisville, Kentucky, Google has agreed to pay the city government $3.84 million to fix damage to city streets. “The payments, to be made over 20 months, will cover removing fiber cables and sealant from roads, milling and paving streets ‘where needed’ and removing Google’s above-ground infrastructure,” reports WDRB, citing…

Data on Thousands of Law Enforcement Personnel Exposed in Breach

Unknown hackers broke into databases of nonprofit and have posted online personal info on FBI, Secret Service, Capitol Police, US Park Police, others. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Reggie Fils-Aime launches Twitter account on his last day at Nintendo – CNET

The outgoing executive’s account has nearly 200,000 followers in its first few hours. …read more Source:: CNet

Pengwin: A Linux specifically for Windows Subsystem for Linux

You’ve been able to run many Linux distros on Windows thanks to WSL for years. Now, there’s a Linux distro built to work hand-in-glove with WSL. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Microsoft Downplays Scope of Email Attack

An unknown attacker used a support agent’s credentials to access email content belonging to some Outlook, Hotmail users. …read more Source:: DarkReading

DARPA Wants To Make a Better, More Secure Version of WhatsApp

The Defense and Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) appears to be in the process of developing its own ultra secure communication platform. The program is called “Resilient Anonymous Communication for Everyone,” or RACE, and it will be similar to WhatsApp in that it will be for everyone to use. Trusted Reviews reports: The objectives of…

Microsoft admits: Yes, miscreants leafed through some Hotmail, MSN, Outlook inboxes after support rep pwned

Email contents exposed for unlucky punters Microsoft says miscreants accessed some of its customers’ webmail inboxes and account data after a support rep’s administrative account was hijacked.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Facebook test merges news feed and Stories, so you swipe not scroll – CNET

That would definitely be a change. …read more Source:: CNet

Volkswagen’s Former CEO Charged In Germany Over Diesel Rigging

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Former Volkswagen AG head Martin Winterkorn was charged with serious fraud in Germany for his role in the diesel-rigging scandal that rocked the carmaker and cost it about $33 billion. The former chief executive officer was accused alongside four other managers of equipping vehicles sold to customers…

Starz reportedly apologizes for going after tweets about TV piracy – CNET

Writing about copyright infringement appears to have been confused with copy infringement. …read more Source:: CNet