Sources: scant digital forensic investigations have assessed the impact on voting in at least 21 states whose election systems were targeted by Russian hackers (New York Times)

September 1, 2017

New York Times: Sources: scant digital forensic investigations have assessed the impact on voting in at least 21 states whose election systems were targeted by Russian hackers  —  The calls started flooding in from hundreds of irate North Carolina voters just after 7 a.m. on Election Day last November. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Chinese Agency Linked To Cyber-Espionage Operations Will Review Source Code of Foreign Firms

An anonymous reader shares a report: According to a new law voted in 2016 and which came into effect starting June 1, 2017, foreign companies activating in China could be forced to provide access to their source code to a state agency that has been recently linked to China’s nation-state cyber-espionage campaigns. China’s new cyber-security law (CSL) gives the China Information Technology Evaluation Center (CNITSEC) the legal power to conduct…

September 1, 2017
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C.H. Robinson expands Canada network amid testy NAFTA talks

Uncertainty surrounding NAFTA isn’t holding back C.H. Robinson’s expansion efforts. C.H. Robinson Worldwide’s acquisition of Canadian freight forwarder Milgram shows the company has stayed true to its word and hasn’t let testy NAFTA talks infringe on its play to expand its North American network. The $50 million deal will bring Milgram’s 330… Source: http://www.joc.com

September 1, 2017
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Petition Asks the Developers of Phoenix OS to Open Source the Kernel

An anonymous reader shares a report: Android is mainly considered an open source mobile operating system, but there are a number of closed source elements that hundreds of millions of people use every day. The actual requirements of Android is that the kernel be open sourced for the public. This is enforced by the GPL but sadly this is one of those gray areas where someone actually needs to take…

September 1, 2017
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Alphabet creates XXVI Holdings Inc. through which it will separate “Other Bets” from Google and become direct owner of subsidiaries like Waymo and Verily (Mark Bergen/Bloomberg)

September 1, 2017

Mark Bergen / Bloomberg: Alphabet creates XXVI Holdings Inc. through which it will separate “Other Bets” from Google and become direct owner of subsidiaries like Waymo and Verily  —  Google business to be legally separated from car, health units  —  Holding company name plays on Page’s dream of Other Bets Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Millions of Time Warner Cable Customer Records Exposed in Third-Party Data Leak

About four million Time Warner Cable records containing details of its customers were found unsecured on an Amazon server last month, tech website Gizmodo reported on Friday. From a report: The files, more than 600GB in size, were discovered on August 24 by the Kromtech Security Center while its researchers were investigating an unrelated data breach at World Wrestling Entertainment. Two Amazon S3 buckets were eventually found and linked to…

September 1, 2017
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BrandPost: Is Agile Blinding Your Business?

Agile methodology has done a lot to reinvent the engineering landscape, and we’re now at a point where agile is showing up in other departments and organizations. Businesses are running agile legal, HR, and marketing teams. Companies have realized that to be effective, they have to push ownership and execution to the teams that do the work. The long-held notions of top-down planning and budgeting are no longer effective. Agile…

September 1, 2017
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