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Ex-Employee Accuses Uber Of Data Scraping, Wiretapping, And Physical Surveillance To Gain Competitive Advantage

“Some of the supposedly unfair activities include database hacking, wiretapping conversations, and even going as far as impersonating other individuals” writes Tech Times for techtimes.com. The details included in the documents reveal some of the company’s supposed practices in order to gain a leg up against the competition.The letter was reportedly sent by Richard Jacobs, a former Uber security specialist. Source: techtimes.com Share This:

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The lesson behind 2017’s biggest enterprise security story

“Lawmakers and industry leaders have struggled to find solutions to data security challenges, but the key underlying issue of enabling security teams and analysts is often overlooked” writes Awake Security for venturebeat.com. Until security teams are empowered to be effective, we should expect more incidents that ought to have been avoided.Michael Callahan is cofounder and CEO of security investigation platform company Awake Security.For one, security teams are overwhelmed.The Equifax breach, which impacted an estimated 145.5 million U.S. consumers, was in many ways the enterprise security story of 2017. Source: venturebeat.com Share…

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As stock markets gears up for Santa rally, threat of shutdown could sideline investors

“We expected significant upside risk for equities on a successful legislative outcome on U.S. tax reform” reports foxbusiness.com. Wall Street believes tax reform will be the key catalyst to drive stocks higher going forward.And even as pundits play down the possibility of government coming to a screeching halt, the threat may keep some jittery investors sidelined.December is among the best months for equities and stocks tend to outperform toward the end of the year. Source: foxbusiness.com Share This:

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Newly declassified videos of Cold War atomic blasts reveal the terrifying power of nuclear weapons

“It’s been 25 years since the last nuclear test, and computer simulations have become our virtual test ground” writes Dave Mosher for businessinsider.com. It was one of 14 total tests in a series called Operation Teapot, which the military set up to refine its tactics for using nuclear weapons on the battlefield.This data they gather will play a vital role in the US government’s $1 trillion effort to modernize its nuclear weapons stockpile.Since 1945, the US government has detonated more than 1,000 nuclear weapons. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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As stock market gears up for Santa rally, threat of shutdown could sideline investors

“And even as pundits play down the possibility of government coming to a screeching halt, the threat may keep some jittery investors sidelined” writes Markets Reporter for marketwatch.com. Market sentiment will likely be buoyant following the release of the final version of a tax bill that is expected to be voted on next week.Wall Street believes tax reform will be the key catalyst to drive stocks higher going forward. “We expected significant upside risk for equities on a successful legislative outcome on U.S. tax reform.As investors gear up for the…

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US says did everything possible to help Italy cyber investigation

“A Milan magistrate last week recommended shelving an investigation into six people who were suspected of orchestrating the 2015 data theft” reports cnbc.com. The United States has denied suggestions it undermined an investigation into a massive data breach at the Italian cybersecurity firm Hacking Team, saying it did everything it could to help in the case. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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White House to push merit-based immigration in new campaign

“The White House is embarking on a major campaign to turn public opinion against the nation’s largely family-based immigration system ahead of an all-out push next year to move toward a more merit-based structure” reports foxbusiness.com. The proposed move away from family-based immigration would represent the most radical change to the U.S. immigration system in 30 years.These include the construction of a border wall, tougher enforcement measures and moving to a more merit-based legal immigration system.White House officials outlined their strategy this week exclusively to The Associated Press, and said…

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The top 10 cities travelers want to visit in 2018

“Travel site Expedia released its year-end look at travel trends Wednesday, combing through its vast trove of data to find the destinations that Americans most want to visit” writes Harrison Jacobs for businessinsider.com. According to the travel booking site, which based its findings on data from millions of searches over the last year, 10 destinations in the US and across the world stood out as the most searched-for destinations. From classic vacation spots like New York City to hot locations like Bangkok, Thailand, here are the top five places in…

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