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Intel will invest $10B alongside a $1B state grant to expand its chip fab in Israel, adding 1,000 jobs to its nearly 13,000-strong workforce in the…

Reuters : Intel will invest $10B alongside a $1B state grant to expand its chip fab in Israel, adding 1,000 jobs to its nearly 13,000-strong workforce in the country   —  JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Intel Corp will receive a grant of about $1 billion from the Israeli government for its latest investment plan …

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WhatsApp hires EFF counsel Nate Cardozo and Facebook hires Open Technology Institute counsel Robyn Green, both as privacy policy managers (Taylor…

Taylor Hatmaker / TechCrunch : WhatsApp hires EFF counsel Nate Cardozo and Facebook hires Open Technology Institute counsel Robyn Green, both as privacy policy managers   —  In an effort to bolster its public credibility in the wake of a very rough year, Facebook is bringing a fierce former critic into the fold.

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eBay beats on Q4 sales of $2.9B, but global merchandise volume of $24.6B was up only 1%; will return $5.5B to investors in 2019 amid activist pressure…

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch : eBay beats on Q4 sales of $2.9B, but global merchandise volume of $24.6B was up only 1%; will return $5.5B to investors in 2019 amid activist pressure   —  As eBay gets increasing pressure from activist shareholder Elliott Management to reform its business and turn it into a high-growth tech stock …

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AMD reports Q4 revenue of $1.42B, up 6% YoY but missing analyst estimates of $1.44B, and net income of $38M; stock up 8%+ after hours (Larry…

Larry Dignan / ZDNet : AMD reports Q4 revenue of $1.42B, up 6% YoY but missing analyst estimates of $1.44B, and net income of $38M; stock up 8%+ after hours   —  The company's weak outlook comes after Nvidia said it was seeing softer sales.  AMD said inventory and the end of the blockchain boom were issues.

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Verizon cuts 7 percent of staff in failing Yahoo/AOL division

Enlarge / A monitor seen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg) Verizon this week is laying off 7 percent of the 11,385 employees in its failing media division, which includes Yahoo and AOL. Verizon confirmed the job cuts to Ars and provided the text of an email sent to employees Wednesday. The cuts were  reported yesterday by The Wall Street Journal . "This week, we will make changes that will impact around 7 percent of our global workforce across the organization, as well as certain brands and products," Verizon Media CEO Guru Gowrappan wrote in the email to employees. Read 10 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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Facebook says it shared data with integration partners only when users signed in with their Facebook accounts, to access features on other platforms,…

Konstantinos Papamiltiadis / Facebook : Facebook says it shared data with integration partners only when users signed in with their Facebook accounts, to access features on other platforms, devices   —  Today, we're facing questions about whether Facebook gave large tech companies access to people's information and, if so, why we did this.

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Microsoft announces Windows Sandbox, a desktop environment for running apps in isolation, for users running Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise build 18301…

Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet : Microsoft announces Windows Sandbox, a desktop environment for running apps in isolation, for users running Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise build 18301 and later   —  Microsoft's coming ‘Windows Sandbox’ feature is a lightweight virtual machine that allow users to run potentially suspicious software in isolation.

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Match fires Tinder comms VP, Rosette Pambakian, others; emails show Pambakian blames lawsuit, CEO says Pambakian’s refusal to talk without lawyer led…

Ashley Carman / The Verge : Match fires Tinder comms VP, Rosette Pambakian, others; emails show Pambakian blames lawsuit, CEO says Pambakian's refusal to talk without lawyer led to firing   —  The Verge obtained an email exchange between her and Match's CEO  —  Multiple Tinder employees who sued the dating app's parent company …

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On January 8, Oath, which was created from Verizon’s acquisitions of Yahoo and AOL, will be rebranded as Verizon Media Group (Guru Gowrappan/Verizon)

Guru Gowrappan / Verizon : On January 8, Oath, which was created from Verizon's acquisitions of Yahoo and AOL, will be rebranded as Verizon Media Group   —  Verizon Media Group will replace the Oath brand, representing our strong alignment as a core pillar of Verizon's business.  —  I'm excited today to share …

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Iranian phishers bypass 2fa protections offered by Yahoo Mail and Gmail

Enlarge A recent phishing campaign targeting US government officials, activists, and journalists is notable for using a technique that allowed the attackers to bypass two-factor authentication protections offered by services such as Gmail and Yahoo Mail, researchers said Thursday. The event underscores the risks of 2fa that relies on one-tap logins or one-time passwords, particularly if the latter are sent in SMS messages to phones. Attackers working on behalf of the Iranian government collected detailed information on targets and used that knowledge to write spear-phishing emails that were tailored to the targets’ level of operational security, researchers with security firm Certfa Lab said in a blog post . The emails contained a hidden image that alerted the attackers in real time when targets viewed the messages. When targets entered passwords into a fake Gmail or Yahoo security page, the attackers would almost simultaneously enter the credentials into a real login page. In the event targets’ accounts were protected by 2fa, the attackers redirected targets to a new page that requested a one-time password. “In other words, they check victims’ usernames and passwords in realtime on their own servers, and even if 2 factor authentication such as text message, authenticator app or one-tap login are enabled they can trick targets and steal that information too,” Certfa Lab researchers wrote. Read 7 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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