iPhone users in the United States who call 911 will be able to automatically and securely share their location data with first responders beginning later this year with iOS 12, providing faster and more accurate information to help reduce emergency response times.
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BlackBerry and DMC Insurance team up to Help Trucking Companies Increase Safety and Better Manage Risk
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BlackBerry and DMC Insurance announced today they have partnered to help trucking companies improve operations, increase safety and better manage the total cost of risk. As part of this agreement, the companies will develop insurance-based products and services using near real-time data from BlackBerry Radar.
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Dixons Carphone has revealed details of an attempt by hackers to gain access to one of the processing systems of Currys PC World and Dixons Travel stores in July 2017. Dixons says the vast majority of the cards involved – 5.8 million – have chip and pin protection and attackers have not gained access to pin codes, CCV (card verification value) security numbers or any authentication data which could enable them to identify the cardholder or make purchases.
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Siri has added support for football in Brazil, Russia, Denmark, Finland, Malaysia, Turkey, Thailand, Saudi Arabia and Israel — this is in addition to 26 other countries that already support Siri sports. Siri users can ask for scores, schedules, standings and team rosters.
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Enterprise-class cyberthreat intelligence company Blueliv, today announced its expansion in the UK with a call for radical socialisation in the industry to profit all cybersecurity practitioners. Marking a 2018 Series-A investment of €4million and recent 50% year-over-year growth, Blueliv’s approach is founded on new collaborative models.
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Facebook and Snap both filed motions last week to have the patents behind BlackBerry's patent infringement suit invalidated and thrown out. Both companies motions seek to have their respective cases dismissed on the grounds the four patents cited by BlackBerry in its complaints were invalid for use in court.
EU Commission Investigation into Google for Android Antitrust Violations could bring Huge fine in July
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The European Commission is reportedly preparing to hand down its decision on an antitrust investigation into Google's Android mobile operating system and a huge fine against the company is expected to be announced in July. The probe, led by the European Union’s antitrust czar Margrethe Vestager, is reportedly looking into accusations that Google has used its dominance in the mobile marketplace to its advantage.
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AT&T and Nokia are teaming up to provide virtually seamless Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity around the world. The companies are using Nokia's Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING) to offer AT&T's enterprise customers the benefits of Nokia's global IoT ecosystem. These include core network, dedicated IoT operations, billing, security, data analytics, and more.
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Microsoft today announced it has reached an agreement to acquire GitHub. Together, the two companies will empower developers to achieve more at every stage of the development lifecycle, accelerate enterprise use of GitHub, and bring Microsoft’s developer tools and services to new audiences.
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Microsoft is reportedly in talks with GitHub with a mind to potentially buy the popular source-code software development platform, which hosts developers' software blueprints and allows them to share and manage their projects online.
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Independent technology comparison and analysis site WhatMatrix today announced the release of a blockchain-platform comparison. The new category analyzes and ranks major available blockchain platforms, enabling visitors to identify the most appropriate solution for their use case.
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PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s telecommunications service provider, today launched Console Connect, the industry’s first Software-Defined Interconnect platform powered by a leading Tier 1 global IP network available in 150 countries.
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NTT Security is expanding its suite of phishing attack simulation services with the use of special social engineering techniques to check whether senior executives pose a security risk.
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Dixons Carphone is to close 92 Carphone Warehouse mobile phone stores this year. The company – which operates 1,100 Currys PC World and Carphone Warehouse stores across the UK and Ireland – warned that profits would fall to £300m next year, down from £382m this year.
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Hundreds of low cost Android smartphones are being shipped with preloaded 'Cosiloon’ malware, according to a study conducted by Avast Threat Labs.
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Eurostop has confirmed availability of GDPR compliant EPOS and retail software. The GDPR compliant versions of its suite of retail management, stock control and EPOS software solutions are e-rmis v69, e-pos touch v1.16 and e-interface API v1.26.
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Microsoft has unveiled a refresh for its Surface Hub line, with new hardware likely to ship sometime in 2019. In a video hinting of new Windows interfaces, but somewhat light on detail, Microsoft showed off the newest edition of the whiteboard business collaboration tool.
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Centrify today announced that it has joined the SailPoint Technologies Identity+ Alliance program and integrated its Privileged Access Service with SailPoint IdentityIQ.