Robocall Firm Exposes Hundreds of Thousands of US Voters’ Records

An anonymous reader shares a report: RoboCent, a Virginia Beach-based political robocall firm, has exposed the personal details of hundreds of thousands of US voters, according to the findings of a security researcher who stumbled upon the company’s database online. The researcher, Bob Diachenko of Kromtech Security, says he discovered the data using a recently launched online service called GrayhatWarfare that allows users to search publicly exposed Amazon Web Services…

July 18, 2018
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IBM reports Q2 revenues of $20B, vs. $19.85B expected, up 4% YoY, marking IBM’s third consecutive quarter of revenue growth after five years of YoY declines (Jordan Novet/CNBC)

July 18, 2018

Jordan Novet / CNBC: IBM reports Q2 revenues of $20B, vs. $19.85B expected, up 4% YoY, marking IBM’s third consecutive quarter of revenue growth after five years of YoY declines  —  IBM stock rose 1 percent after the company reported better-than-expected second-quarter earnings results on Wednesday. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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British Airways Says Computer Problems Affecting Operations at Heathrow

British Airways said on Wednesday that its operations at London’s Heathrow, Europe’s biggest airport, were disrupted because of an issue with a supplier’s IT systems. From a report: “We are working with our supplier to resolve the matter and are sorry for the disruption to our customers’ travel plans,” the company said in a statement. Further reading: The Telegraph, which reports that several flights have been delayed or cancelled because…

July 18, 2018
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Coinbase, which on Monday said it got the green light from the SEC to move forward with a trio of acquisitions, now says it never got such an endorsement (Lily Katz/Bloomberg)

July 18, 2018

Lily Katz / Bloomberg: Coinbase, which on Monday said it got the green light from the SEC to move forward with a trio of acquisitions, now says it never got such an endorsement  —  Coinbase Inc., which on Monday said it got the green light from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to move forward with a trio … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Windows 10 and Windows Server 2019 To Support True UTC-Compliant Leap Second

Mehedi Hassan, writing for Thurrott: Microsoft is bringing support for leap seconds — yes, that one extra second — to Windows, starting with Windows 10 Redstone 5 and Windows Server 2019. With the upcoming updates for Windows 10, Microsoft’s operating system now deals with leap seconds in a way that is incredibly accurate, UTC-compliant, and traceable. Leap seconds typically occur every 18 months, resulting in one extra second. The extra…

July 18, 2018
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