Microsoft Says SolarWinds Hackers Accessed Some of Its Source Code

Microsoft on Thursday revealed that the threat actors behind the SolarWinds supply chain attack were able to gain access to a small number of internal accounts and escalate access inside its internal network. The "very sophisticated nation-state actor" used the unauthorized access to view, but not modify, the source code present in its repositories, the company said. "We detected [Author: [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan)]
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Nine tricks for buying discounted gift cards safely

Buying discounted gift cards can be an easy way to spend a bit less. There are a number of websites that sell discounted gift cards, both physical and electronic. Depending on the retailer, the savings can be a few percent to 25% off, or more. Though buying discounted gift cards is straightforward, I do concede that it's not completely without risk, for a few reasons: Someone else has the gift card's information, and could potentially spend the balance down even after they've sold the card...
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NYSE To Delist Chinese Telco Giants on US Executive Order

The New York Stock Exchange said it will delist three Chinese companies to comply with a U.S. executive order that imposed restrictions on companies that were identified as affiliated with the Chinese military. From a report: China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom Hong Kong will be delisted between Jan. 7 and Jan. 11, according to a statement by the exchange. Read more of this story at Slashdot.
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Alphabet Unit Wing Blasts New US Drone ID Rule, Citing Privacy

Alphabet's drone delivery unit Wing criticized Trump administration rules issued this week mandating broadcast-based remote identification of drones, saying they should be revised to allow for internet-based tracking. From a report: On Monday, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued rules that will allow small drones to fly over people and at night in the United States and mandate remote identification technology for nearly all drones. The rules eliminate requirements that drones, known...
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2020 brought a wave of discrimination and harassment allegations against major companies like Amazon, McDonald's, and Pinterest. These are some of the year's high-profile legal battles.

Jeremy Moeller, Chesnot, and Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The #BlackLivesMatter and #MeToo movements have exploded in recent years, shedding light on systemic racial and gender bias across American society, and in particular, within American workplaces. In 2020, workers spoke publicly in increasing numbers, often by taking their employers to court over pay disparities, harassment and abuse, and toxic company cultures. Major businesses including Google, Amazon, McDonald's, Pinterest, and J...
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MaxiApple vous souhaite une Bonne Année 2021

Source : MaxiApple vous souhaite une Bonne Année 2021 Si l’année qui s’achève n’a pas été si bonne pour tous, 2021 sera certainement meilleure en tout cas pour Apple et son microprocesseur M1 qui est fin prêt à révolutionner le monde par son innovante technologie… Une MaxiApple bonne année M1 2021 Chaque journée est une nouvelle année et 2021 sera à n’en pas douter […] The post MaxiApple vous souhaite une Bonne Année 2021 appeared first on
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Apple knew a supplier was using child labor but took 3 years to fully cut ties, despite the company's promises to hold itself to the 'highest standards,' report says

AP Photo/Ng Han Guan Apple discovered that Suyin Electronics, one of its Chinese-based suppliers, relied on child labor on multiple occasions, but still took three years to fully cut ties, The Information reported on Thursday. Ten former members of Apple's supplier responsibility team told The Information the company has refused or has been slow to stop doing business with suppliers that repeatedly violate its labor policies when doing so would hurt its profits.  Apple has faced intense c...
Tags: Apple, News, Washington Post, China, India, Trends, Markets, New York Times, The Times, Child Labor, Working Conditions, Biel, Pegatron, Information Apple, Labor and Employment, Tech Insider

Union Square Ventures and Learn Capital file paperwork indicating new funds

As 2020 comes to a long-awaited end, a series of filings indicate that venture capitalists are ending the year with fresh money. According to SEC paperwork, Learn Capital and USV have filed paperwork that shows the firms have raised new, multimillion-dollar funds. If you’ve been paying attention to news this past year, it’s clear that much of venture capital isn’t just surviving 2020 – it’s flourishing through it. Zoom investing, it seems, is working just fine for cash-rich firms looking to d...
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The Business of TPM

During the course of 2012, the founder and editor of TPM, Josh Marshall, realized things weren’t working. The company had taken some investment money in 2009 with the intention of growing. However, by three years later, it was clear that the company was spending too much money and making too little. Without a serious “retrenchment,” the company’s future was in jeopardy. “I let myself be influenced and took some guidance from people, sort of ‘upward or bust’ and ‘you gotta spend money to make mon...
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BadVR is using government grants to build a business that’s independent of venture capital

When the Los Angeles-based extended reality data visualization company, BadVR, first heard that one of its earliest benefactors, Magic Leap, was about to shed 1,000 jobs and was fighting for its life, the young startup was unfazed. Despite the very public ties that BadVR had to Magic Leap, as one of the enterprise applications on the platform, the startup was more insulated than other businesses from the pivot away from consumer-focused apps. The first step was finding money from the governme...
Tags: TC, Los Angeles, Tech, Magic Leap, National Science Foundation, NSF, Small Business Innovation Research, AROC, Suzanne Borders, Andrea Belz, Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships, Augmented Reality Operations Center, Eureka Mo Fire Department

Trade-in Site Gazelle is Ending Trade-ins

Gazelle, one of the longest-running used smartphone buyers in the US, has announced the end of its core trade-in program, which let phone owners mail in phones and other electronics devices in exchange for cash. From a report: The news, revealed in an email Gazelle sent to some customers this week, means any prospective Gazelle customers will have to receive a quote and initiate the trade-in process by January 31st, 2021 (allowing 30 days to mail in the phone) if they want to take advantage of t...
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Bose’s latest sleep-centric earbuds mostly do the trick

It’s been a strange year for sleep. For me, levels have fluctuated between too little and too much, but have – more often than not – tended toward the former. 2020 gave most of us no shortage of excuses for sleep deprivation, from personal stresses to larger societal concerns. And, thankfully, the past few years have seen no shortage of technological solutions to the problem of sleeplessness. Of course, the underpinning issues can be hard to isolate and even harder to treat. There’s no silver bu...
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How to cancel your Google Fiber internet service in 2 ways

It shouldn't take long to cancel a Google Fiber account. Mike Blake/Reuters You can cancel your Google Fiber account quickly if you want to switch from the internet service provider. Google Fiber is a supplier of FTTP (fiber to the premises) broadband internet, VoIP phone, and internet protocol television. Google Fiber is currently available in 18 markets across the US. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Currently, Google Fiber is offered in 18 cities and...
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How to delete YouTube comments you've left on videos on desktop and mobile

You can delete any YouTube comment you left on a video. GaudiLab/Shutterstock If you want to delete a YouTube comment you left on a video, you just need to find the comment and make a few clicks. Google also offers a "Comment History" page that you can use to view all your comments at once. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. The YouTube comment section is often as popular as the actual video on which people are commenting. YouTube comments give you the chance...
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Softbank invests $200M in building startup Katerra

The investment is on top of the $2 billion Softbank already sank into Katerra, and it will give the Japanese fund a majority stake in the startup.
Tags: Japan, Technology, Ipo, Softbank, Radio, Venture Capital, WeWork, Construction, Compass, Building, Industry News, News Brief, Opendoor, Katerra

T-Mobile Data Breach Exposed Phone Numbers, Call Records

T-Mobile has announced a data breach exposing customers' proprietary network information (CPNI), including phone numbers and call records. From a report: Starting this week, T-Mobile began texting customers that a "security incident" exposed their account's information. According to T-Mobile, its security team recently discovered "malicious, unauthorized access" to their systems. After bringing in a cybersecurity firm to perform an investigation, T-Mobile found that threat actors gained access t...
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Extra Crunch’s Top 10 stories of 2020

I edited hundreds of stories in 2020, so choosing my favorites would be an exercise in futility. Instead, I’ve tried to gather a sample of Extra Crunch stories that taught me something new. (Which means this top 10 list betrays my ignorance, a humbling admission for a know-it-all like myself.) While narrowing down the field of candidates, I realized that we’re covering each of the topics on this list in greater depth next year. We already have stories in the works about no-code software, the eme...
Tags: Startups, Cloud, Facebook, Entrepreneurship, Berlin, Tech, Diversity, Netflix, SaaS, Venture Capital, Silicon Valley, Api, Robotics, Fintech, B2b, Elizabeth Ii

Ten-Year Long Study Confirms No Link Between Playing Violent Video Games as Early as Ten Years Old and Aggressive Behavior Later in Life

An anonymous reader shares a report: A ten-year longitudinal study published in the Journal of Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking on a group in early adolescence from as young as ten years old, investigated how playing violent video games at an early age would translate into adulthood behavior (23 years of age). Titled "Growing Up with Grand Theft Auto: A 10-Year Study of Longitudinal Growth of Violent Video Game Play in Adolescents" the study found no correlation between growing u...
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Microsoft Says SolarWinds Hackers Viewed Source Code

The hackers who carried out a sophisticated cyberattack on government agencies in the US and private companies were able to access Microsoft's source code, the company said Thursday. From a report: A Microsoft investigation turned up "unusual activity with a small number of internal accounts" and that "one account had been used to view source code in a number of source code repositories," the company said in a blog post. Microsoft said the account didn't have the ability to modify code and that ...
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How to download music from Bandcamp in 3 different ways

Bandcamp lets you download tracks and albums straight to your computer or mobile device. simonapilolla/Getty Images You can download music from Bandcamp on a purchase confirmation page, through an emailed receipt, and from a user's Purchases or Collection lists.   Downloads default to one of two available MP3 formats, but you can choose from FLAC, AAC, WAV, AIFF, and other formats. If you're having issues downloading to your computer or mobile device, check your connectivity and disable an...
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Goodbye Flash, goodbye FarmVille

While much of what made 2020 such an absolute nightmare will still be with us on January 1 (sorry!), we will really, truly be leaving Adobe Flash and FarmVille behind as we enter the new year. The end of Flash has been a long time coming. The plugin, which was first released in 1996 and once supported a broad swath online content, has become increasingly irrelevant in a smartphone-centric world: iPhones never supported Flash, and it’s been just over 10 years since Apple’s then-CEO Steve Jobs ...
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NYC MTA’s contactless fare system completes rollout, will phase out MetroCard in 2023

On the last day of 2020, New York City’s Metro Transit Authority announced that it has finished its roll out of contactless payment systems. With the addition of a final stop in Brooklyn, every MTA subway station and bus in the five boroughs now sports the OMNY “Tap and Go” system. We got an early demo of the Grand Central terminals when the project rollout began last May. The system involves a major infrastructure overhaul as the transit authority looks beyond the iconic Metro Card to mobile pa...
Tags: Apple, Google, Transportation, Apps, NYC, Subway, Samsung, Tech, Brooklyn, Mta, Fitbit, NYC MTA, Apple Google Samsung, Metro Card, OMNY, COVID

How Georgia's Senate races became the most expensive ever

The 2020 Georgia Senate races are the most expensive in US history. More than $480 million has been spent on ad placement in the runoff elections, and that's just since Election Day. The cost of running a political campaign in the US has been growing steadily over the past decade due to the landmark 2010 Supreme Court decision known as Citizens United. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Just since Election Day, Georgia Senate candidates and outside groups have spent $480 millio...
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After burning through $2 billion, Katerra gets a $200 million SoftBank lifeline to escape bankruptcy

SoftBank Group is reportedly investing $200 million to bail out Katerra, a startup that had hoped to remake the construction industry with a vertically integrated approach, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. Katerra’s shareholders reportedly approved the new investment on Wednesday, with the new lifeline from SoftBank coming on top of roughly $2 billion that the Japanese technology conglomerate had already committed to the venture. Funds for the bailout, which will save Katerra...
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The 10 stories that defined tech in 2020 - and reveal what to expect in 2021 and beyond

2020 is almost over (finally). But before we close the book on this difficult and eventful year, it's worth reviewing some of the big developments in tech that defined 2020 and will shape the months and years to come.Readers of the Insider Tech newsletter have followed all the industry's twists and turns in this weekly report (subscribe here to get Insider Tech in your inbox every Wednesday). Highlighted below, in this special edition of this newsletter, are some of the top stories reported by B...
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Apple Took Three Years to Cut Ties With Supplier That Used Underage Labor

An anonymous reader shares a report [the story is behind a paywall; alternative source]: Seven years ago, Apple made a staggering discovery: Among the employees at a factory in China that made most of the computer ports used in its MacBooks were two 15-year-olds. Apple told the manufacturer, Suyin Electronics, that it wouldn't get any new business until it improved employee screening to ensure no more people under 16 years of age got hired. Suyin pledged to do so, but an audit by Apple three mon...
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Mitsubishi Heavy To Build Biggest Zero-Carbon Steel Plant

Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries will soon complete in Austria the world's largest steel plant capable of attaining net-zero carbon dioxide emissions. Mitsubishi Heavy, through a British unit, is constructing the pilot plant at a complex of Austrian steelmaker Voestalpine. Trial operation is slated to begin in 2021. From a report: The plant will use hydrogen instead of coal in the reduction process for iron ore. The next-generation equipment will produce 250,000 tons of steel product a year. ...
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How important is Content Marketing to SEO?

You might post the content from your social media pages or your official website; it doesn’t matter. If you do it right at the end of the day, then the chances are that you’ll have not only an increased number of visitors landing on your pages but also the number of conversions you end up making.  Customer loyalty No matter how good your content is, if it lands on a person who isn’t interested in it, then your efforts will be useless. This is why content marketing is essential to SEO becau...
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Two weeks with Apple Fitness+

We spent two weeks with Apple's new Fitness+ service.
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Apple M1 & A14 Die Shots are Out!

When Apple released its M1 chip, a question arose: what is the difference between the A14 chip and M1 as they both share a lot of architectural features and are manufactured on TSMC's 5 nm process. The post Apple M1 & A14 Die Shots are Out! appeared first on
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