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US natural gas operator shuts down for 2 days after being infected by ransomware
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Enlarge (credit: Glen Dillon) A US-based natural gas facility shut down operations for two days after sustaining a ransomware infection that prevented personnel from receiving crucial real-time operational data from control and communication equipment, the Department of Homeland Security said on Tuesday. Tuesday’s advisory from the DHS’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, or CISA, didn’t […]

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Google to Wind Down Its Free Wi-Fi Program
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In 2015, when Google launched its Station program of providing free Wi-Fi across 5000 locations, starting with 400 railway stations in India, the world sat up and took notice because nobody offers anything free without tying it to something that rakes in the moolah. So, would Google get into content business was the first question. […]

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IOTA Cryptocurrency Shut Down Its Entire Network After a Wallet Breach
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The nonprofit organization behind the IOTA cryptocurrency shut down its entire network this week after someone exploited a vulnerability in their wallet app to steal funds. ZDNet reports: The attack happened this week, Wednesday, on February 12, 2020, according to a message the foundation posted on its official Twitter account. According to a status page […]

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HQ Trivia shuts down after acquisition falls through
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HQ Trivia is dead. Today the company laid off its full staff of 25 and will cease operation of its trivia, sports and word guessing games, a source close to the company confirmed. HQ Trivia had a deal in the works to be acquired, but the buyer pulled out yesterday and investors aren’t willing to […]

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HQ Trivia, the Once-Popular Mobile Game, Is Shutting Down
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CNN Business has learned that the once-popular live mobile trivia game “HQ Trivia” is shutting down. From the report: When HQ launched in 2017, its first game HQ Trivia quickly attracted millions of people across the world who stopped whatever they were doing twice a day to play the game on their smartphones. The company […]

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HQ Trivia game abruptly shuts down after 14 'seasons'
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HQ Trivia, which was once a popular mobile game where you can earn a few dollars, is no more. CNN has obtained an internal memo from CEO and co-founder Rus Yusupov, terminating 25 full-time employees and all contractors because the company has to cea…

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Pixel 3A: I 'dumbed' down my phone and didn't last 24 hours     – CNET
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A quest to digitally detox sheds an unexpected light on personal safety.

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Google Will Shut Down App Maker on January 19, 2021
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Google will shut down its low-code development platform, App Maker, early next year. From a report: Google today announced it is killing off yet another service: App Maker, G Suite’s low-code environment for building custom business apps. Google App Maker will be “turned down” gradually this year and officially shut down on January 19, 2021. […]

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Bose To Shut Down Retail Stores; Layoff Staff
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Bose Corporation, the global hi-fi audio giant went digital with a vengeance and the results are showing now. The company is reportedly planning to shut down its entire retain store footprint across North America, Australia, Europe and Japan as most of their sales are now happening via e-commerce.    And the obvious corollary to the […]

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