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2/21/2018

Google followed through on promises to combine Android Pay and Google Wallet by releasing Google Pay in the Google Play store yesterday. Peer-to-peer payments are not available on this platform yet, but the company expects to offer this feature in the next few months.

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2/21/2018

AT&T has selected portions of Atlanta, Dallas and Waco, Texas, as its first locations to roll out 5G service in the US. Nine more cities will be named in months to come, and the first AT&T devices to tap the technology have not been announced.

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2/21/2018

IBM has announced added upgrades to its Spectrum Storage line, including a software-defined network attached storage, data compression software and added security for VMware virtual machines. Chief Marketing Officer Eric Herzog said the company wants to add more partners to expand to even more features.

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2/21/2018

A North Korean hacking group known as Reaper has been spying on multinational corporations, according to a FireEye report. While the affected organizations weren't named, FireEye's John Hultquist says that Fortune 500 companies are being targeted and predicts that the hackers will become more aggressive.

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2/21/2018

An unsecured open-source Kubernetes cloud platform used by Tesla exposed credentials for the company's Amazon Web Services resources. Mining scripts used for cryptojacking were discovered, and sensitive data was exposed, researchers found.

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2/21/2018

Organizations are moving toward a compliance-first strategy, and while compliance is important, it should be a subset of the security strategy, writes Jim Kennedy. "Instead of firewalls, network protocols and IoT gateways, organizations should consider data assets and applications; and then determine which user roles require access to those assets," he writes.

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2/21/2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the creation of a task force that would focus on global cyberthreats to election systems and critical infrastructure. Representatives from the Department of Justice will be part of the task force and will report their findings in June.

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2/21/2018

Wipro has released an integrated home-automation system dubbed Wipro Z Nxt. The system allows users to control lights, geysers and air conditioners without the need to replace existing switches or wiring in the home.

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2/21/2018

A patch released for the Nintendo Switch has improved "Doom" gameplay by providing better audio along with motion controls. The patch also improved resolution in certain areas of the game while repairing some bugs and offering CPU optimization.

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2/21/2018

Apple is considering a proposal to purchase large quantities of cobalt for its device batteries directly from miners instead of purchasing the metal from battery companies, sources say. More than 55,000 tons of cobalt were used in lithium-ion batteries last year, and that number is expected to reach more than 324,000 tons by 2030, according to Darton Commodities.

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