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9/20/2018

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has voted to change the current key for the Domain Name System, creating a new cryptographic public and private key pair. The rollover will facilitate internet of things device deployment and improved cybersecurity, ICANN says.

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9/20/2018

Amazon is considering a plan to open up to 3,000 Amazon Go stores by 2021, sources say. The stores do not have cashiers, and instead, shoppers scan their smartphones to enter the store, while sensors and computer vision technology detect what items customers take and bills them automatically.

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9/20/2018

Jamf has acquired Mac authentication vendor NoMAD, which specializes in allowing users to easily change passwords and share files. The commercial version of NoMAD will be rebranded as Jamf Connect, while its open-source version will remain under the original name.

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Channel Futures
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NoMad
9/19/2018

As many as 14 million records were exposed in a breach of the GovPayNet website, security expert Brian Krebs reports. At least six years' worth of data, including addresses and the last four digits of payment cards, were leaked on the website, which manages online payments for government agencies.

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9/19/2018

Google added the Work Insights tool to G Suite, allowing users to gain insight into G suite deployments. "This insight can help executives identify opportunities to strengthen collaboration and reduce silos," says G Suite's Reena Nadkarni.

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VentureBeat
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Google
9/19/2018

IBM created a cloud-based tool that can detect bias in artificial intelligence systems and offer explanations for decisions AI services make. The cloud tool can also recommend additional data to eliminate bias in AI decisions.

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TechCrunch
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AI, IBM
9/19/2018

Telstra's next regional center launch of 5G service will be focused on smart cities, says Executive Director Channa Seneviratne. The company has not yet revealed where the regional center will be.

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ZDNet
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Telstra, Telestra
9/19/2018

Experts have proposed several options to address the skills gap in cybersecurity, suggesting government intervention with programs such as a Cyber ROTC program or Cybersecurity Peace Corps, where students would receive cybersecurity training in exchange for work in the public sector or with nonprofits, respectively. Congress also proposed a bill called the New Collar Jobs Act that would offer student debt relief for those entering the cybersecurity industry.

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9/19/2018

The best defense for keeping your data and activity secure is a virtual private network. David Pierce offers tips for selecting the best VPN, including selecting one that works across all devices and avoiding ad-supported products.

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David Pierce
9/19/2018

Proactive measures need to be taken to protect cities from cyberattacks as more devices are connected and cities get smarter, Will Ash and Britt Norwood write. A multitiered approach and a response plan are critical, they add.

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Britt Norwood