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Beijing orders all government offices and public institutions to remove foreign PC equipment and software within three years, allowing only Chinese-made tech

“The impact of the 3-5-2 policy could be significant since the government can control procurement for the agencies covered under the policy, another cyber security analyst said” reports afr.com. Although Central Office policy documents are confidential, employees from two cyber security firms have told the Financial Times that their government clients have also described the policy.The analysts noted that the order had come from the Chinese Communist party’s Central Office earlier this year. Source: afr.com

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Head of Russian Cyber Crime Group That ‘Stole And Extracted Millions’ Indicted

“A later version of the Evil Corp scheme also installed ransomware on victim computers, with the criminals then demanding payment in cryptocurrency for returning vital data or restoring access to critical systems” reports news.com.au. The US Department of Justice, Department of State and the UK’s National Crime Agency announced on December 5 the indictment of Russian nationals who run Evil Corp, a cyber crime group responsible for the loss of millions of dollars in the UK and US. According to a press release from the FBI, Maksim V Yakubets and…

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Are Amazon Holiday Deals Worth It? We Test The Most Popular Products In

“And during the holidays, the one-stop-shop for online purchases seems to have a gift for just about anyone” reports parade.com. Even with Black Friday weekend and Cyber Monday behind us, we have Amazon Prime to thank for an abundance of holiday deals.In this week’s Try the Trend, we purchased a few Black Friday hot deals from the online retailer—interesting and useful products that have substantial holiday discounts, like a hair-straightening brush and a drill-brush power scrubber. Source: parade.com

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South Korean actor found dead in latest K-pop tragedy

“There were no reports to suggest he had been subjected to the kind of personal attacks and cyber bullying that other K-pop artists have received” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Cha’s death comes after a popular K-pop singer, Koo Hara, 28, was found dead at her home last month.Her death followed the apparent suicide of a fellow K-pop star, Sulli, a former member of girl group f(x), in October. Source: 95kqds.com

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NASDAQ Stocks Offer Steep Discount After Cyber Monday Selloff: Bullish Analysts

“For instance: While NASDAQ stocks continued their steep sell-off for a second day Tuesday, the NASDAQ Arms Index actually dropped to 0.792” writes W E for ccn.com. American consumers bought $4.2 billion online on Thanksgiving, and $7.4 billion online on Black Friday.Cyber Monday also set a $9.4 billion online sales record.Despite the sell off in equities this week, volumetric market breadth readings look good for the stock market.On “Markets Now” Monday, Jim Cramer assured viewers that he doesn’t expect a repeat of last December: The stock market historically performs best…

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A record 190 million Americans shopped Thanksgiving weekend, most of them online

“A record 189.6 million Americans went shopping over the five-day Thanksgiving weekend, the National Retail Federation said Tuesday, and most of them did their spending online” writes This Story Was for seattletimes.com. Meanwhile, the largest online shopping day got even bigger.Some 142 million consumers shopped online, 124 million flocked to stores, and roughly 76 million did both. “Americans continue to start their holiday shopping earlier in the year, and Thanksgiving is still a critical weekend for millions,” Matthew Shay, president of NRF, said in a statement. Source: seattletimes.com

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If you missed Black Friday or Cyber Monday shopping, there are still deals happening

“If you missed out on some of the best deals of the shopping season during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, there is still time to take advantage of sales” writes Naccardi Njadvancemedia Com for nj.com. Meanwhile, Kohl’s, Target and Best Buy are continuing their “Cyber Week” sales, with new deals added each day.Macy’s is running flash deals all week long, with big discounts in basically every department. Source: nj.com

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The deals are disappearing

“Only the best deals on Verge-approved gadgets get the Good Deals stamp of approval, so if you’re looking for a deal on your next gadget or gift from major retailers like Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Target, and more, this is the place to be” writes Cameron Faulkner for theverge.com. The barrage of deals has definitely slowed down, but you still have a chance to save a bit of money on popular tech throughout the week.We’ll be cutting down this list as deals slip away. Source: theverge.com

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