Robinhood’s Data Breach
 #cybersecurity #riskmanagment Source: CNBC ...
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Former NSA Hacker Recruited for Spying
#Intelligence Source: Zero Day ...
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Turkey's Google searches for Bitcoin skyrockets
#bitcoin #cyrptoSource: Decrypt ...
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Manchester City Launches Fan Tokens
#blockchain #tokensSource: Decrypt ...
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Telegram App Exposes Address to Hackers
#infosec #cybersecurity Source: Arstechnica ...
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Police use Car Data to Investigate Suspects
#infosec #data Source: NBC News ...
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Patriot Act used to Gather Logs of Website Visitors
#infosec #fbiSource: New York Times ...
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Manchester United Silent on Cyberattack (Infosec)
#infosec #cybersecurity Source: BBC  ...
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California’s Proposition 24 Passes (Infosec)
#consumer #privacy #infosecSource: San Francisco Chronicle ...
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Secure Messaging Comparison (Infosec)
#encryption #cybersecurity #infosecGreat resource for securing your most valuable communicationsSource: Intel Techniques and Michael Bazzell ...
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Billions of Devices Vulnerable to Bluetooth Security Flaw (Infosec)
#infosec #security #cybersecurity Source: ZDNet ...
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WikiLeaks Founder Lays Out His Case Against US Extradition (Infosec)
#infosec Source: Wired ...
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US Disrupts Cyber-Enabled Terror Campaigns (Cybersecurity)
#infosec #terror #cybersecurity Source: Info Security Magazine ...
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Belarus Gov Shuts Down the Internet (Cybersecurity)
#humanrights #cybersecurity #infosecSource: Wired ...
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Fancy Bear (Russia's GRU) Back at it. (Cybersecurity)
#cybersecurity #intelligenceSource: Wired  ...
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15 Billion Stolen Logins Credentials on the Dark Web (Infosec)
#infosec #cybersecurity Source: Wired ...
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Dating Apps Exposed 845 GB of Explicit Photos, and Chats (Infosec)
#cybersecurity #infosecSource: Wired ...
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Protesting Safely in the Age of Surveillance (Infosec)
#infosec #cybersecurity #civilrights #blacklivesmatterSource: Wired ...
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Apple's Latest Software Update to Include COVID-19 Exposure Notifications (Infosec)
#infosec #apple #cybersecuritySource: 9to5mac ...
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India's Covid-19 App Could Leak Patient Locations (Infosec)
#infosec #covid19 #indiaSource: Wired ...
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GoDaddy Confirms Breach (Cybersecurity)
#cybersecurity #infosecSource: Forbes ...
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DoD still has Cybersecurity Blind Spots (Cybersecurity)
#cybersecuritySource: Wired ...
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Zoom Fixes its “Malware-Like” Installer (Cybersecurity)
#cybersecurity Source: 9to5mac  ...
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Marriott has Confirmed a Second Data Breach in 3 years (Cybersecurity)
#cybersecurity Source: Techcrunch ...
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NIKKEI 225 is up by 3.11% (Market Trading)
#coronavirus #nikkei Nikkei 225 increased 3.11% to 19245 ...
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Google Removes Adware-Laced Kids' Apps From Play Store (Cybersecurity)
#cybersecurity Source: Wired ...
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US Stocks Sink, Dow Enters Bear Market (Market Trading)
#dow #marketsWall Street tumbled on Wednesday and the Dow entered a bear market, as the WHO declared the novel coronavirus outbreak a global pandemia and as concerns mounted over the Trump administration’s fiscal stimulus package. Uncertainty on the timing remains unclear, while Sen. Chuck Grassley, head of the Finance Committee, said the tax cut needed to be examined. On Tuesday, Johns Hopkins University confirmed more than 1000 coronavirus cases in the US alone, triggering anxiety. Abroad, the...
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What You Need to Know about Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)
#virus #healthGreat info from the State of California Source: California Dept of Public Health ...
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10.6 Million MGM Hotel Guests posted on Hacking Forum (Cybersecurity)
#cybersecurity #hackingSource: ZDNET ...
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Google Sued by New Mexico Attorney General (Cybersecurity)
#sued #google #privacy # cybersecurity Source: The Hill ...
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The Rise of Women-Led Unicorns (Gender Lens Investing)
#genderlens #women #angel #investorSource: Techcrunch ...
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US Blames Russia's GRU for Cyberattacks (Cybersecurity)
#spy #cybersecuritySource: Wired ...
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US Crude Oil Inventories Rise for 4th Week (Market Trading)
#oilStocks of crude oil in the United States increased by 0.414 million barrels in the week ended February 14th 2020, following a 7.459 million gain in the previous week and compared with market expectations of a 2.494 million gain, according to EIA Petroleum Status Report. Meanwhile, gasoline inventories went down by 1.971 million barrels after decreasing by 0.095 million in the previous week and compared with market consensus of a 0.435 million rise.  ...
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App Automatically Cancels and Sues Robocallers (Cybersecurity)
#robocallers #cybersecurity Source: Vice ...
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Chrome Extensions Uploaded Private Data from Users (Cybersecurity)
#cybersecurity #google #chromeThe extensions were used to extract private browsing data from users. Exposing banking, shopping and possibly health information. Putting users at risk to ad fraud and other misleading marketing practices.Source: Wired   ...
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Signal Bringing Its Secure Messaging to the Masses (Cybersecurity)
#encryption #signal #cybersecurityI recommend Signal to anyone seeking secure communications. Easy to on-board. Your information should be your information.Source: Wired ...
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UK Stocks Down amid RBS, AstraZeneca (Market Trading)
#euro #ftse #dax #cacThe FTSE 100 fell 43 points, or 0.6% to 7,409 on Friday, the lowest close since February 3rd, dragged by corporate updates and coronovirus fears. Royal Bank of Scotland slumped near 7%, after scaled back the target date for hitting its long-term profit goals and announced it will change its name to NatWest Group. AstraZeneca was also among the worst performers, after reported lower than expected Q4 earnings results and announced sales will be hurt this quarter by the coronav...
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Euro Hits 33-month Low (Market Trading)
#eurusdEURUSD decreased to a 33-month low of 1.0877 ...
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White House Proposes $4.8 Trillion Budget Plan (Market Trading)
#trump #gdpThe Trump administration unveiled its $4.8 trillion budget plan for the fiscal year starting on October 1st, which is unlikely to be passed by Congress. The plan includes $2 billion to fund the construction of a wall on the US border with Mexico and an increase of 0.3% in military spending. Meanwhile, NASA would get a 12% increase in funds as it plans for a trip to Mars. Trump's budget also proposes cuts to food stamps, farm subsidies and Medicaid, and a reduction in expenditure on fo...
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Euro Area Currency Euro Weakens to Fresh 4-Month Low (Market Trading)
#euro #fxThe euro fell to $1.0936 on Monday, its weakest level since October 2nd, as a poor set of data across Eurozone countries raised concerns about the bloc's economic outlook. Italy's industrial output dropped by the most in nearly two years in December, while German production tumbled by the most in over a decade and French industrial output posted the steepest contraction since January 2018. ...
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Investigative Look into the Iowa Caucus (Cybersecurity)
#election #2020 #cybersecuritySource: Wired ...
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Web Browsing Data Leaked (Cybersecurity)
#cybersecurity #viceSource: Vice ...
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Your Smartphone's Encryption (Cybersecurity)
#cybersecurity #android #iphone #signalBest PracticesSource: Wired ...
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Facebook Earnings at 2.56 USD (Market Trading)
Facebook (FB) released earnings per share at 2.56 USD. ...
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Pound Flat after EU Approves Brexit Deal (Market Trading)
#GBP #USD #FXThe British pound was nearly flat at $1.302 on Wednesday, after the European Parliament approved the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement by 621 votes to 49. The UK is leaving the European Union on January 31st, more than three-and-a-half years after voters decided to do so in a referendum held on June 23rd 2016. The UK will continue to follow all of the EU's rules and its trading relationship will remain the same during the transition period which begins immediately after Brexit day and is ...
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Fed holds interest rates at 1.50%-1.75% (Market Trading)
#Fed #RatesThe US Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) announced on Wednesday that it decided to keep interest rates unchanged at the 1.50%-1.75% range. All 10 FOMC members voted in favor of holding rates at its current levels after lowering them three toimes in 2019. ...
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Global Markets Sell Off (Market Trading)
#DOW #coronavirusWall Street closed deeply in the red on Monday, as the coronavirus outbreak worsened. A fifth case of the virus was confirmed in the United States and the overall death toll climbed to 81. Travel, gambling, and technology stocks led declines, as major disruptions for the Chinese economy are expected. Oil prices fell nearly 2% and safe-haven assets rallied. On the macro side, US new home sales unexpectedly fell in December and numbers for the previous three months were downwardly...
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Dow turns negative, erases 100-point gain as Boeing shares slide (Market Trading)
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Female Founders Alliance Acquires New York’s Monarq Incubator (Startups)
#genderlens #women Excited to see what opportunities this acquisition will bring.Source: Techcrunch ...
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US Oil Production To Grow While CO2 Emissions Are Set To Drop (Market Trading)
#oilSource: OilPrice ...
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UK Stocks Close at Over 5-Month High (Market Trading)
#ftse100 #cacThe FTSE 100 closed up 64 points or 0.9% at 7,674 on Friday, a level not seen since the end of July, supported by a weaker pound. December's retail trade data showed British consumers failed to increase their spending for a fifth month in a row, adding to concerns about the economy and raising expectations that an interest rate cut by the Bank of England would be delivered later this month. In addition, hopes that China’s economic recovery is picking up pace lifted sentiment globall...
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The Dow Jones Index rising 0.77% (Market Trading)
#DOW #Nasdaq United States Stock Market is gaining 222 points. Leading the gains are Cisco Systems (1.85%), Home Depot (1.65%) and Goldman Sachs (1.45%). Top losers are Pfizer (-0.64%), Merck & Co (-0.48%) and Exxon Mobil (-0.26%). ...
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NSA Finds Windows 10 Security Flaw (Cybersecurity)
#nsa Source: Wired ...
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All the Ways Facebook Tracks You (Cybersecurity)
#facebook #cybersecuritySource: Wired ...
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Most European Stocks Fall Ahead of Sino-US Trade Pact (Market Trading)
#DAXMost stock indexes in Europe traded in the red on Tuesday morning, ahead of the planned signing of the phase one trade deal between the US and China. The interim agreement, due to be signed at the White House on Wednesday, marks the first step towards ending a damaging 18-month trade dispute between the world's two largest economies. Also, the US Treasury Department on Monday dropped its designation of China as a currency manipulator. The DAX 30 fell 0.4%; the IBEX 35 went down 0.5%; CAC 40 ...
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German Stocks Close at 2-Year High (Market Trading)
#DAXThe DAX 30 jumped 175 points or 1.3% to 13,495 on Thursday, its highest closing level in two years, after data showed Germany's industrial output grew by the most in a year and a half in November, while concerns about a potential armed conflict between the US and Iran eased. Investors focus meanwhile turned to US-China trade negotiations as Beijing confirmed it was sending a delegation led by Vice Premier Liu He to Washington next week for the signing of the Phase One deal. Other major stock...
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US Crude Drops to 1-Month Low (Market Trading)
#oilWTI crude dipped as much as 1.2% to $58.82 a barrel around 10:00 AM NY time on Thursday, the lowest since December 5th, amid signs of no further escalation between Tehran and Washington and a surprise rise US inventories. Early this session, the market found support after China announced that Vice Premier Liu Le will travel to Washington to sign the first phase of the trade deal between the world’s two biggest economies. Brent crude fell nearly 0.6% to $65.06 a barrel. ...
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U.S. Army/Navy Ban TikTok (Cybersecurity)
#cybersecuritySource: Army Navy ...
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European Stocks End Lower on US-Iran Tensions (Market Trading)
#DAXStock markets in Europe closed in the red on Monday as concerns about a Middle East conflict prompted investors to dump riskier assets, after US President Donald Trump threatened to attack more than 50 Iranian sites if Tehran retaliates against the killing of general Qassem Soleimani. Meanwhile, Iran already announced it would withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal, while the Trump administration warned it would impose sanctions on Iraq if it forces US troops to leave the country. The DAX 30 lo...
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Oil Soars Again After Trump threatens Iraq sanctions (Market Trading)
#oilOil prices rose in Monday morning after US President Donald Trump issued a threat to impose sanctions on Iraq amid escalating tensions with Iran in the Middle East. Brent crude oil jumped over 6 percent to $70.30 a barrel. Also, US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures increased by 5.3 percent to $64.39 a barrel. The gains extended Friday's more-than-3 percent surge after a US air strike in Iraq killed top Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani.  ...
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Oil Jumps on US-Iran Tensions (Market Trading)
#oilOil prices soared more than 4% and hit the highest since May 2019 on Friday, right after the Pentagon confirmed an Iranian Commander was killed during an air strike at the Baghdad International Airport on Trump's orders, raising concerns of an oil supply disruption in the Middle East. The strikes come after the US embassy in Iraq was attacked on Tuesday amid protests against airstrikes conducted by the US in Iraq and Syria. At 12:40 PM NY time, the US crude oil was up 2.6% to $62.69 a barrel...
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German Shares Rally 25.5% in 2019 (Market Trading)
#DAXThe DAX 30 jumped 25.5% in 2019, after an 18.3% fall in 2018 on the back of moderated economic growth uncertainty, the achievement of a US-China phase one trade deal and clarity on the departure of the UK from the EU. On Friday only, the index declined 88 points, or 0.7% to 13,249. Other stock markets across Europe also closed lower: the FTSE 100 retreated 58 points, or 0.8% to 7,587, after 11th straight sessions of gains; the CAC 40 lost 55 points, or 0.9% to 5,982; the FTSE MIB slumped 251...
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US Crude Trades Above $60 (Market Trading)
#wtiOil prices edged higher on Monday, on optimism that a preliminary US-China trade deal would be signed soon. Capping gains, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Monday that OPEC should consider easing the production restrictions after March 2020. US crude oil rose as much as 0.3% to $60.28 a barrel while Bren crude added nearly 0.6% to $65.30 a barrel around 01:00 PM NY time. ...
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Wawa Hit by Data Breach (Cybersecurity)
#breachSource: South Florida ...
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The Privacy Project (Cybersecurity)
Supporting this project. We continue to loose control and have very little knowledge of what's being stored/sold.Source: New York Times ...
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Political ‘fixer’ Bradley Tusk closes second fund on $70M (Startups)
#startupsCongratulations to Tusk Venture Partners on the raise.Source: Techcrunch ...
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US Stocks Edge Higher (Market Trading)
#DOWWall Street extended gains and hit fresh highs, as trade policy optimism continued. On Tuesday, a House committee approved the USMCA trade deal, setting up approval in the full chamber on Thursday. On the corporate side, Netflix shares rallied nearly 4% after the company offered on late Monday regional disclosure for four major areas: the U.S. and Canada Latin America; Asia-Pacific; and Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The Dow Jones climbed 31 points or 0.2% to 28267. The S&P 50...
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Little Changed with US Stocks (Market Trading)
#DOW #marketWall Street closed mixed on Friday, as investors digested the development of a phase-one trade deal between the US and China and remain expectant of further detail. On Friday, China confirmed they had struck an agreement with the US that includes a phased rollback of tariffs, but offered few specifics. The Dow Jones gained 3 points or closed flattish at 28135. The S&P 500 closed unchanged at 3169. The Nasdaq climbed 18 points or 0.2% to 8735. ...
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US Stocks Extend Gains, S&P 500 Hits Record (Market Trading)
#stocks #tradedealWall Street closed in the green to extend Wednesday’s gains with the S&P 500 hitting a new record, as President Trump suggested a trade deal is near and Bloomberg reported that negotiators have the terms of a phase-one deal pending approval. Earlier on Thursday, President Trump tweeted “Getting VERY close to a BIG DEAL with China. They want it, and so do we!”, nudging stocks higher across the board. The WSJ reported that US negotiators offer to cut existing tariff rat...
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Fed Holds Rate (Market Trading)
#fed #rates #DOWWall Street closed modestly in the green, as the Federal Reserve held the benchmark interest rate unchanged at 1.50%-1.75% and signaled steadiness for some time. The central bank said moderate economic growth and low unemployment are expected for 2020, and that it will continue monitoring “global developments” ahead. The Dow Jones gained 29 points or 0.1% to 27911. The S&P 500 added 9 points or 0.3% to 3142. The Nasdaq climbed 38 points or 0.4% to 8654. ...
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Female Founders Are Exiting More Quickly Than Male-Founded Startups (Startups)
#genderlensinvesting #founder #womenSource: Fortune ...
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Homeland Security Drops Plans to Expand Airport Face Recognition (Cybersecurity)
Source: TechCrunch ...
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U.S. Stocks Close in Red (Market Trading)
#DOWWall Street closed in the red, as investors braced for the deadline of US tariff on Chinese imports on December 15. On Monday, China said that it hoped to make a deal with the US as soon as possible. On the macro side, investors also await a Fed policy meeting later in the week, an election in the UK, and a potential agreement on the USMCA trade pact. The Dow Jones lost 105 points or 0.4% to 27910. The S&P 500 dropped 10 points or 0.3% to 3136. The Nasdaq retreated 35 points or 0.4...
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Hackers Find Ways Around Vulnerability in Microsoft Outlook-Fix (Cybersecurity)
#cybersecurity #microsoftSource: Wired ...
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Asian Markets Drop After New US-China Dispute (Market Trading)
#Nikkei Asian stocks declined on Wednesday after the United States House of Representatives passed the bill condemning alleged human rights violations committed by the Chinese government officials in the province of Xinjiang. Chinese Foreign Ministry urged Washington to stop interfering in its internal matters.US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross stated that reaching a "proper" trade deal with Beijing is more significant than the particular moment it gets finalized, while a report claimed that even...
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Older Adults are Being Targeted by Cybercrimes Because They Have More Money in Their Accounts (Cybersecurity)
#cybersecurity #cybercrimes ...
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US Stocks Slump, Dow Hits 1-Month Low (Market Trading)
#DOWWall Street opened lower on Tuesday on increased doubts over whether a trade agreement between the US and China can be reached after President Trump said a deal might only happen next year. On Monday, Washington announced tariffs on US steel and aluminium imports from Brazil and Argentina and threatened to impose duties on some French products. The Dow Jones lost 421 points or 1.5% to one-month low, the S&P 500 declined 38 points or 1.2% and the Nasdaq traded 105 points or 1.2% lower aro...
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FTSE MIB Index decreased 2.37% (Market Trading)
#ftsemib100 #euroItaly Stock Market decreased 551 points. Losses were driven by Recordati (-4.73%), A2A (-4.22%) and Snam (-3.55%). ...
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Crude Build Disappoints Oil Bulls (Market Trading)
#oilThe American Petroleum Institute (API) has estimated a crude oil inventory build of 3.639 million barrels for the week ending November 21, compared to analyst expectations of a 418,000-barrel draw in inventory.Last week saw a build in crude oil inventories of 5.954 million barrels, according to API data. The EIA’s estimates, however, reported a build of 1.4-million barrels for that week.After today’s inventory move, the net draw has swung into build territory for the year, standing at 830,00...
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US Stocks Book New Records (Market Trading)
#DOWWall Street edged higher to fresh highs on Tuesday, as prospects for a limited deal between China and the US brightened. On Tuesday, Beijing and US trade negotiators spoke by phone and offered a positive message that talks continue to progress. China’s Commerce Ministry said both countries “reached a consensus on properly resolving related issues.” On the corporate side, retailers outperformed after Best Buy posted better than expected quarterly earnings and raised its fiscal 2020 earnings f...
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US Stock Markets Close at New Record Highs (Market Trading)
#s&p500 #DOWThe Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.68%. The Nasdaq 100 jumped 1.21%. The S&P 500 increased 0.75%.The euro was down 0.10% against the dollar to change hands for 1.10116 at 3:59 pm. At the same time, the pound rose 0.51% to $1.2902.. ...
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Wall Street Opens Higher (Market Trading)
#DOWUnited States equities started Monday's trading session in green amid optimistic news regarding the trade war between Washington and Beijing. Chinese Foreign Ministry's spokesperson expressed hope the two countries will work together on "equality and mutual respect-based trade deal." Hours later, however, Beijing also accused the US stifles other countries' economies and foreign enterprises without a valid reason.In business news, LVMH Moet Hennessy - Louis Vuitton SE confirmed its $16.2 bil...
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Hackers Warn of Voting Machine Vulnerabilities (Cybersecurity)
#cyber #cybersecurity #voting ...
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Russia's ‘Sandworm’ Hackers Targeted Android Phones (Cybersecurity)
#russia #intelligence #hackersThe Kremlin is at it again.Source: Wired ...
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Dow and S&P 500 Fall for Third Day
#DOW Wall Street extended losses on Thursday as recent developments on US-China trade talks continued to weigh. Reuters reported that a deal is unlikely this year while the South China Morning Post said both countries are on the “doorstep” of reaching a deal, citing sources close to the White House. Political tensions between the world's largest economies could also delay negotiations after the US House of Representatives passed two bills intended to support protesters in Hong Kong, which are ex...
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Currency/Commodites Update (Market Trading)
#audusdTop currency gainers are USDMXN (0.85%), USDZAR (0.42%) and USDCAD (0.41%). Biggest losers are AUDUSD (-0.41%), NZDUSD (-0.29%) and USDINR (-0.11%).Top commodity gainers are Coffee (6.09%), Steel (3.43%) and Oat (3.28%). Biggest losers are Cocoa (-2.38%), Lean Hogs (-2.26%) and Lumber (-1.19%). ...
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Indian Law Permits Gov to Snoop on Citizen’s Devices (Cybersecurity)
#privacy #rights #cybersecuritySource: Techcrunch ...
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European Stocks Pared Gains on Overseas Concerns (Market Trading)
#FTSE100 #DAX #FTSEMIB40European stock markets closed mixed on Tuesday, after US shares pulled back from record highs amid weak earnings results and growing concerns about US President Donald Trump impeachment as the hearings in the US House of Representatives heat up. The DAX 30 added 14 points, or 0.1% to 13,221; the FTSE 100 gained 16 points, or 0.2% to 7,324; while the CAC 40 lost 21 points, or 0.4% to 5,909; and the FTSE MIB retreated 135 points, or 0.6% to 23,329.  ...
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Burglars Really Do Use Bluetooth Scanners to Find Laptops and Phones (Cybersecurity)
Good read. From an operational security perspective, avoid carrying the laptop if possible. Disable the bluetooth on both phone and laptop and use wired headphones to for all voice/video callsSource: Wired ...
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US Stocks Fall from Record High (Market Trading)
#DOW #NasdaqWall Street opened slightly lower on Monday, with three major stock market indexes falling from a record high reached in the previous session as investors remain cautious about a US-China trade deal. The mood was shortly lifted after Chinese media Xinhua reported on Saturday, that Vice Premier Liu He had a phone call with US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin and Trade Representative Lighthizer as US and China are trying to narrow differences surrounding a “phase-one” trade deal. Yet, on Mon...
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How to Lock Down Your Health and Fitness Data (Cybersecurity)
Source: Wired ...
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US Stocks Close Mixed (Market Trading)
#stocks #DOWUnited States stock markets ended Wednesday's trading session mixed on comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and his colleagues. Meanwhile, media reported trade talks between Washington and Beijing faltered over the purchase of US agricultural products by China. On the data front, the US Treasury Department reported budget deficit increased to $134 billion in October.The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.32% at the closing bell, reaching another all-time high. The ...
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Female-founded Companies See More Funding (Startups)
#startups ...
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Google’s hospital data-sharing deal raises privacy fears (Cybersecurity)
 #cybersecurity Source: CNBC ...
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US Stocks Mostly Muted ahead of Trump Speech (Market Trading)
#DOW Wall Street opened flat to higher on Tuesday as investors await a speech from President Trump later in the day at the Economic Club of New York for further clues on trade with China. The Dow Jones traded around the flatline; the S&P 500 gained 5 points or 0.2%; and the Nasdaq was up 17 points or 0.2% around 5 minutes after the opening bell.  ...
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US Stocks Hit New Highs (Market Trading)
#DOW #NasdaqUS stocks extended gains on Tuesday, after data showed the country's non-manufacturing activities grew faster than expected during October and the trade deficit narrowed to a five-month low in September. Recent trade optimism also supported sentiment as the US and China top negotiators work on a potential deal. Meanwhile, job openings declined for the fourth consecutive month to 1-1/2-year low as companies cut back on hiring amid economic slowdown. The Dow Jones rose 56 points or 0.2...
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421m Records Breached in October 2019 (Cybersecurity)
#cybersecurity #breachSource: IT Governance  ...
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Dow Hits All-Time High (Market Trading)
#DOW Wall Street opened higher on Monday, with the Dow Jones hitting a new record high after the US Commerce Secretary Ross said on Sunday that licenses would be granted “very shortly” for American firms to sell to Chinese Huawei. The Dow Jones gained 0.5%, the S&P 500 added 0.6% and the Nasdaq traded 0.7% higher around 5 minutes after the opening bell. ...
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WhatsApp sues Israel's NSO (Cybersecurity)
#cybersecurity Source: Reuters ...
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Rudy Giuliani needed Apple genius help to unlock his iPhone after named Trump cybersecurity adviser (Cybersecurity)
#cybersecurity*Suggesting Counselor Giuliani is a threat to our national security is an understatement.Source: NBC ...
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Surveillance Capitalism
#OSINT #Surveillance *Informative Episode of the Surveillance Economy.IRL ...
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Oil Prices Drop on Trade Uncertainty (Market Trading)
#Oil Oil prices edged lower on Wednesday, pressured by worries that a US-China first-stage trade deal could not be finished in time for signing in Chile next month. A prolonged trade war between the two major economies has hurt global economic growth and oil demand. However, the latest API data showing an unexpected decline in US crude inventories put a floor on prices. US crude oil dropped as much as 0.5% to $55.18 per barrel while Brent crude fell 0.1% to $53.46 per barrel, around 08:20 AM NY ...
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Europe Mostly Lower (Market Trading)
#DAX #CAC40European stocks were lower in premarket trade as the earnings season continued and a number of European banks posted their third quarter results, including Standard Chartered, Deutsche Bank, Banco Santander and Credit Suisse. Airbus, Volkswagen and Sony also posted their earnings before the bell.The DAX was 0.27% in the red at 7:28 am CET and the FTSE 100 lost 0.09% at the same time. Meanwhile, France's CAC 40 was flat and increased 0.02% at 7:38 am CET.The euro was flat compared to t...
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S&P 500 closes at record; Google parent hit by costs (Market Trading)
#market #s&p500 Major US stock markets closed in the red on Tuesday as market participants looked for clues in the latest news surrounding the trade talks between the United States and China.The Dow Jones ended the session losing 0.07%. The Nasdaq 100 dived 0.78% at the close. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 traded 0.08% in the red.The euro added 0.10% against the US dollar, buying 1.11111 at 4:00 pm ET. ...
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18 Malware Apps Found in IOS App Store (Cybersecurity)
#mobile #security #iPhone*In agreement that iPhone is one of the most secure device currently on the market. As a consumer, we have to ask ourselves, do we need a yoga or calculator app to have access to our private data. Contacts, location and use of microphone should be serious red flags, especially if it's free.Source: Wired ...
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New Funds Created for Gender Lens Investing (Startups)
#angelinvesting #genderlensinvestingSource: Impact Alpha ...
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Stocks in Japan Hit 12-month High (Market Trading)
#OSINTNIKKEI 225 increased to a 12-month high of 22770  ...
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WeWork’s Adam Neumann offered package worth up to $1.7 billion (Market Trading)
Source: CNBC ...
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UK Stocks Up on Weaker Pound (Market Trading)
The FTSE 100 rose 49 points, or 0.7% to 7,212, amid a weaker pound due to rising expectations that the UK PM Boris Johnson would force general elections before Christmas if his Brexit timetable is not approved by parliament and the EU grants a 3-month extension as requested. Also, Just Eat shares jumped 25%, after the online takeaway platform rejected a third Prosus offer of GBP4.9 billion saying it underscores the significant long-term potential and strategic value of the company and reaffirmed...
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US Stocks Close Higher (Market Trading)
Wall Street traded in the green to kick off the week, as major indexes approached new highs on trade talks and earnings. On Monday, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said it’s possible China could avoid a fresh round of tariffs set to go into effect in December, citing opening financial services and a currency stability deal as part of the negotiations. Meanwhile, on the corporate side, Boeing shares tumbled after UBS and Credit Suisse slashed their price target and revenue forecasts as ...
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New Facebook features fight election lies everywhere but ads (Cybersecurity)
Source: Techcrunch ...
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Wyden Introduces Comprehensive Bill to Secure Americans’ Personal Information (Cybersecurity)
Source: Sen. Ron Wyden ...
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Dem lawmakers call for probe into possible insider trading (Market Trading)
*Trading future contracts are highly risky. One needs proper risk managment stop/loss and technicals to minimize exposure. With that being said, the upside or profits are rewarding if manage properly. ...
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$35B face data lawsuit against Facebook (Cybersecurity)
Source: Lawsuit ...
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NASA's first-ever all-woman spacewalk live
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U.S. carried out secret cyber strike on Iran (Cybersecurity)
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U.S. Stocks Closed in the Green (Market Trading)
Wall Street closed in the green on Thursday as investors keep watch over corporate earnings and politics. In Europe, the UK and the European Union managed to reach a Brexit deal that Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he feels will pass Parliament.United States and Turkey reached an agreement on a ceasefire in northeastern Syria during Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Ankara. President Donald Trump called the deal "incredible."Dow Jones gained 0.09% led higher by UnitedHealth. The S&P 500...
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Oil Price Jumps (Market Trading)
Oil prices increased on Wednesday, following comments from the OPEC Secretary-General that an option for OPEC and its allies is to implement deeper cuts in output to support the market. Keeping a lid on prices, the International Monetary Fund on Tuesday said that a prolonged trade war between Washington and Beijing would cut 2019 global growth and consequently impact oil demand. US crude oil jumped as much as 1.5% to $53.66 per barrel while Brent crude added nearly 1.4% to $59.65 per barrel, aro...
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Wall Street Lower as Earnings Roll In (Market Trading)
Trading on Wall Street finished in the red on Wednesday as investors digested corporate earnings. Weak retail sales released earlier in the day kept stocks lower following an earnings-driven rally in the previous session. The Dow Jones declined 0.07%, the S&P 500 lost 0.29%, while the Nasdaq 100 fell 0.19%. ...
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Startups in Mexico Keeping Low Profile for Safety (Startups)
* Some go about their daily lives with bodyguards, bullet-proof cars and panic buttons. The approach is a stark contrast to Silicon Valley.  ...
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U.S. Stocks End Higher as Earnings Season Starts (Market Trading)
Markets in the United States ended Tuesday's session with strong gains as investors digested an array of corporate earnings, including reports from major banks, and awaited United Airlines' results due after the bell.The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.89%. UnitedHealth and JPMorgan led the gains as their shares soared 8.22% and 3.03%, respectively, on better-than-expected earnings.The Nasdaq 100 jumped 1.28% with Nvidia soaring 5.28%. The S&P 500 climbed 0.99%.The euro added 0.06% again...
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Wall Street Opens Higher (Market Trading)
Wall Street stock markets were in the green at the start of the trading session on Tuesday following mostly positive reports on third quarter results from American banks. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang stated earlier today that Beijing and Washington have the same perspective regarding the partial trade agreement they reached late last week.The Dow Jones Industrial Average index jumped 0.37% at the open. United Health Group Inc., which reported revenue growth of 7% earlier tod...
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Stocks Were on Hold due to U.S. - China Trade Deal (Market Trading)
*Will be looking forward to 3rd Qtr earnings. ...
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Enough is Enough! The latest on the deadly police shooting in Ft. Worth, TX
* Say her name! Atatiana Jefferson! Senselessly murdered by Ft. Worth Police  ...
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China already ordering US food products: Trump (Market Trading)
Customers from the most populous nation have begun fulfilling the quotas agreed at bilateral negotiations in Washington this week, United States President Donald Trump said on Sunday. In a Twitter post from his personal account, he seemingly claimed other terms from what he has called a deal "in principle" are being met even before the arrangement is formally adopted ...
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Baldr: The malware video gamers dread (Cybersecurity)
*Excellent interview with Sophos a UK cybersecurity firm Source: Reuters ...
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Senator proposes mandatory labeling for products with mics, cameras (Cybersecurity)
Source: arstechnica.com ...
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Economic Events for the Week of October 14, 2019 (Market Trading)
US will be publishing retail sales, industrial output and housing data. Elsewhere important releases include: UK unemployment, wage growth, inflation and retail sales; Eurozone trade balance and industrial production; Germany ZEW Economic Sentiment; China Q3 GDP growth, trade figures, industrial output, consumer inflation and retail sales; and South Korea interest rate decision. Investors will also react to RBA and RBI meeting minutes.In the US, retail sales are seen rising for the seventh strai...
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Asia-Pacific markets mostly up (Market Trading)
Markets in the Asia-Pacific region traded mostly with gains on Friday after United States President Donald Trump said trade talks with China are "very, very good." Speaking at a rally, Trump later said that China complimented the US on its "truly great economy." According to the White House schedule, the US president is set to meet the head of China's trade delegation to Washington DC, Vice Premier Liu He, on Friday afternoon.The Shanghai Composite rose 0.13% at 4:30 am CET and the Shezhen Compo...
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U.S. Stocks Extend Gains (Market Trading)
*Markets are receiving trade talks wellWall Street closed in the green on Thursday, as trade negotiations between the US and China are resuming for the first time since July. In a tweet, President Trump called it a “big day” and announces he would meet with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He at the White House on Friday. Meanwhile, Bloomberg News reported the US is considering suspending a tariff increase in exchange for a currency pact and the NYT reported intentions to allow the sale of some supplies...
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Political Campaigns Know Where You’ve Been. They’re Tracking Your Phone. (Cybersecurity)
*Voter targeting has grown more invasive with location data that apps can transmit from cellphonesSource: WSJ ...
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European Shares Up on Trade Deal (Market Trading)
European stocks finished in the green on Thursday, tracking gains on Wall Street, after US President Trump said in a tweet that he will meet with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He at the White House on Friday, rising hopes of a trade deal. Negotiations between Beijing and Washington are due to recommence later on Thursday. Back in the UK, a joint statement saying “The Prime Minister (Johnson) and Taoiseach (Varadkar) have had a detailed and constructive discussion. Both continue to believe that a deal...
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WTI (Market Trading)
* Watching oil markets today... ...
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U.S. Inflation Rate Holds Steady (Market Trading)
The US annual inflation rate was unchanged at 1.7 percent in September 2019, slightly below market consensus of 1.8 percent, as a pick up in food inflation was offset by a further decline in energy prices.  ...
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Twitter Misused Private Data (Cybersecurity)
* Its so important to be mindful and aware or your data. The average person, most of the time have no knowledge of the value of their thoughts, ideas and habits that are attractive to the likes of $FB, $TWTR, or $GOOGSource: Private Data ...
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U.S. Stocks Tumble (Market Trading)
* Led by FinancialsWall Street closed in the red, as optimism of a terse trade war resolution faded. On Tuesday, a Chinese newspaper reported that the country is toning down its expectations ahead of the new negotiations round in Washington set to start Thursday, saying that Vice Premier Liu He will not carry a “special envoy” title, signalling low commitment. Investors also await possible Chinese retaliation following Monday’s blacklist expansion. On the macro front, US producer prices booked t...
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BrainCheck just raised $8 million (Startups)
Source: BrainCheck raises $8M  ...
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U.S. Stocks Slide on Trade Concerns (Market Trading)
Wall Street extended losses on Tuesday ahead of high-level trade talks later this week after the Trump administration blacklisted 28 Chinese firms, including eight tech companies, while Beijing pledged to take measures to protect its sovereign security. Meanwhile, Bloomberg reported that Washington wants to limit Chinese stocks within government pension funds. The Dow Jones slumped 320 points or 1.2%; the S&P 500 lost 40 points or 1.3%; and the Nasdaq retreated 110 points or 1.3% around 11:3...
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Twitter and Facebook could be facing billions in fines (Cybersecurity)
Companies can be fined up to 4% of global annual revenues for breaching Europe’s data privacy rules. Source: Investigation ...
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U.S. Stocks close in the Red (Market Trading)
Wall Street closed in the red on Monday, as US and Chinese trade officials launched a new round of talks on Monday aimed at resolving the trade war. Talks get underway a week before a scheduled hike in $250 billion US tariffs on Chinese goods and President trump warned that the climb to 30% from 25% will take effect if no progress is made. The Dow Jones lost 96 points or 0.4%. The S&P 500 shed 13 points or 0.5%. The Nasdaq retreated 26 points or 0.3%. ...
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WeWork Investors Turned Off by ‘Sloppy’ IPO Filings (Startups)
Source: Details that were wrong or omitted from its financial disclosures ...
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Cybersecurity Month
October is Cybersecurity Month. As we see more data breaches and finacial fraud leaking to Darkweb, these links will help keep you safe.#BecybersmartStay Safe OnlineThreats that can sneak up on you ...
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Markets in Europe closed higher (Market Trading)
Stock markets in Europe closed in the green on Monday ahead of a new round of US-China trade talks later this week while investors await any new development on Brexit. The DAX 30 jumped 85 points or 0.7%; the FTSE 100 rose 43 points or 0.6%; the CAC 40 added 33 points or 0.6%; the IBEX 35 gained 82 points or 0.9%; and the FTSE MIB advanced 182 points or 0.9%.  ...
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Bug in Popular Android Smartphones Gives Hackers Full Control Cybersecurity)
Source: Bug ...
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Top VCs on how to break into venture capital (Startups)
Source: How to break into venture capital ...
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US Presidential Candidate Targeted by Iranian Hackers (Cybersecurity)
Source: Russia is not the only country interested in swaying the 2020 election. ...
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U.S. Adds Fewer Jobs (Market Trading)
Health care added 39,000 jobs, in line with its average monthly gain over the prior 12 months. Ambulatory health care services (+29,000) and hospitals (+8,000) added jobs over the month. Employment in professional and business services continued to trend up in September (+34,000). The industry has added an average of 35,000 jobs per month thus far in 2019, compared with 47,000 jobs per month in 2018.  Employment in government continued on an upward trend in September (+22,000). Federal hiring fo...
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US Services Sector Growth at 3-Year Low (Marketing Trading)
The New Orders Index slumped 6.6 points from the previous month to 53.7, the lowest since August 2016, and the Employment Index dropped 2.7 points to 50.4, the weakest since February 2014. In addition, the Business Activity Index decreased 6.3 points to 55.2, while the Prices Index rose 1.8 points to 60.0. ...
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Attorney General Bill Barr Will Ask Facebook To Halt Plans For End-To-End Encryption (Cybersecurity)
Source: Article ...
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Will Smith just dropped $10k on a startup (Startups)
Source: Will Smith's latest investment ...
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Snaplogic raises $72M (Startups)
Source: Snaplogic ...
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Live: Trump holds press conference with Finnish President
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Dow tumbles over 500 points (Market Trading)
Source: Dow drops 500 points ...
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London just overtook New York (Startups)
Source: Fintech Investments in London ...
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Dunkin’ sued for cyberattacks (Cybersecurity)
Source: Cyber Breach ...
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DeadHappy raises £4 million in Series A funding (Startups)
Source: DeadHappy ...
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5M DoorDash Users Hacked (Cybersecurity)
Source: Breach ...
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Androids And iPhones Hacked (Cybersecurity)
Source: Tibetans Are Under Assault ...
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Trump's Super Classified Server (Cybersecurity)
Trump's (White House) strategy for securing communications is impressive, however inappropriate.Source: Classified Server ...
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Transcript of the Call Between Trump and Ukraine President Zelensky
Source: Transcript ...
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Why Trump asked Ukraine’s president to look into CrowdStrike, a U.S. cybersecurity company that recently went public (Cybersecurity)
Source: Why Trump asked Ukraine’s president to look into CrowdStrike ...
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$20 million in funding, Eko wants to research your beating heart (Startups)
Source: Eko funding ...
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Wealthiest Families Are Stockpiling Cash as Recession Fears Grow (Market Trading)
Source: Stockpiling cash as resession fears ...
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WeWork’s Adam Neumann steps down (Startups)
Source: WeWork’s co-founder and chief executive officer steps down ...
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Stocks fall in volatile session on Trump impeachment concerns (Market Trading)
Source: Stocks fall ...
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How to Protect Yourself Against Spearphishing (Cybersecurity)
Nice breakdown of a Spearphishing executed on the Hilary Clinton for President Campaign.Writer: Micah LeeSource: Attack ...
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Google Tightens Its Voice Assistant Rules Amid Privacy Backlash (Cybersecurity)
Source: Google Tightens Its Voice Asst ...
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Medical images and health data belonging to millions of Americans are sitting unprotected (Cybersecurity)
Source: Medical and health data breach ...
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Russia carried out a 'stunning' breach of FBI communications system (Cybersecurity)
Source: Breach ...
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iOS 13 Privacy and Security Features (Cybersecurity)
I still believe Apple's  iOS is the one of the most secure operating systems on the commercial market today...Source: iOS Security features ...
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Postmates raised another $225 million at a valuation of $2.4 billion (Startups)
Source:Postmates raises 225m ...
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Lunchclub raises $4M {Startups)
Source: Lunchclub is a startup that’s looking to help users navigate finding new connections inside specific industries. ...
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Dow Jones (Market Trading)
Nice recovery from FED meeting earlier ...
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Dow turns positive, erases losses following Fed decision (Market Trading)
Source:Dow turns positive ...
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Fed approves quarter-point rate cut (Market Trading)
Source: Rate cut ...
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A data leak exposes SORM surveillance at Russia's top telco (Cybersecurity)
Source: Data leak ...
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FairMoney raises $11 million (Startups)
Source: Fintech startup FairMoney is building a challenger bank in Nigeria ...
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Asia Feels the Strain After Saudi Attack (Market Trading)
Source: Saturday’s attack on a Saudi oil facility could have long-lasting repercussions. ...
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Google Project Zero found and reported a flaw in the widely used password manager (Cybersecurity)
Source: Password-Exposing Bug Was Purged From LastPassBetter protection: Keepass ...
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iOS 13’s privacy pop-ups of creepy Facebook data grabs (Cybersecurity)
Source: Facebook data grabs ...
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Data breach at Miami server (Cybersecurity)
20 million Ecuadorean's were exposed to this breach. Basically every citizen.Source: Ecuadorean citizens exposed ...
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US oil prices end session up 14%, Brent crude oil jumps the most in history after Saudi attacks (Market Trading)
Source: Brent CrudeSource: WTI ...
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Report reveals play-by-play of first U.S. grid cyberattack (Cybersecurity)
Source: U.S. grid cyberattack ...
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Oil prices jumped more than 10% on Monday (Market Trading)
Chart: Oil Chart ...
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The video game industry is a leader in security readiness (Cybersecurity)
It seems the gaming industry is doing cybersecurty right. Being proactive by having an incident response plan in place. Today, startups and existing businesses need to look at themselves as a security organization first.Source: The video game industry is a leader in security readiness ...
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Hackers are exploiting a platform-agnostic flaw to track mobile phone locations (Cybersecurity)
Source: 'Simjacker' Attack Can Track Phones Just by Sending a Text ...
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Another New York Billionaire Moving Firm to South Florida (Market Trading)
Source: Carl Icahn moving firm ...
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Shape Security eyes IPO after raising $51 million at $1 billion valuation (Startups)
Comgrats to Shape Security on the raise. Source: Shape Security eyes IPO ...
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PayPal’s Max Levchin, is said to be raising as much as $1.5 billion (Startups)
Source: Max Levchin looking to raise 1.5 billion ...
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Facebook’s view on user privacy ‘so wrong’ as class-action lawsuit proceeds (Cybersecurity)
Facebook's perspective on privacy seems weak fro the end users. The firm's handling of data continues to cause concerns and distrust.Source: Facebook's view on privacy ...
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Hong Kong’s $36.6 billion bid for London Stock Exchange (Market Trading)
Source: Hong Kong's bid for LSE ...
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Nigerian online-only bank startup Kuda raises $1.6M (Startups)
Keeping watch on the startup scene in Nigeria.Source: Kuda ...
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Mozilla launches VPN as part of resurrected Firefox Test Pilot program (Cybersecurity)
Looking forward to this Test Pilot program Source: VPN ProgramOther options: PIA no-logging Tools: PIA ...
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Don't be fooled by Gmail's promise for confidential emails. (Cybersecurity)
Great to see Tutanota breakdown Gmail confidential mode.Source: Gmail privacy problemTools: Tutanota ...
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Mar-a-Lago receptionist, not Secret Service, recognized Chinese woman as likely intruder
Source: Mar-a-Largo receptionist ...
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Wikipedia knocked offline in Europe (Cybersecurity)
Source: Wikipedia Cyberattack  ...
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European stocks higher
Source: Euro Stocks higherTools: FTSE 100 DAX ITA 40 ...
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Brave uncovers Google’s GDPR workaround
Source: Brave uncovers Google’s GDPR workaroundTools: Brave Browser ...
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EU turns from American public clouds to Nextcloud private clouds (Cybersecurity)
Great read on Euro companies considering the risk asocated with US cloud firmsSource: Private CloudsReseach on Cloud Law: US Cloud Law ...
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Recent Cyberattacks & Breaches
Source: Attacks & Breaches ...
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Market Situation (Trade Optimism)
Source: Dow jumps more than 350 points ...
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European stocks hit one-month highs
Source: Euro Stocks ...
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Daily Briefing (Cybersecurity)
Great source for anyone interested in the space or security minded individual.Source: Cyberwire  ...
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Brexit
Keeping close watch with respect to the European/UK market.China in focus Snap elections Resource: DAXResource: FTSE MIB  ...
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African Startups
Great read. More venture capitalists and family offices are seeing the tremendous opportunity.Source: African Startups ...
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Market Situation
Investor fear gauge up (VIX)Sterling hitting lows of Oct 2016Source: Sterling falls below $1.20, hitting its lowest level since October 2016 flash crash ...
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Market Situation
U.S. stock futures fall as new tariffs darken global outlook ...
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How Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's Account Was Hacked
Worth Reading: SMS AttackTools: Authy ...
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What you missed in cybersecurity this week
Worth Reading: What you missed ...
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Peloton
Great read on PelotonIPOFinancesCould Peloton be the next Apple?Peloton plots $1.2B Nasdaq IPO ...
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