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6/20/2018

A hacking campaign launched from computers in China has targeted satellite operators, telecommunications companies and defense contractors, Symantec reports. The attacks could lead to disruptions in civilian and military services, the company warns.

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Symantec
6/20/2018

T-Mobile reports that its proposed merger with Sprint would allow the companies to build a unified 5G network, which would permit T-Mobile to offer another inexpensive broadband option to consumers, per an FCC filing. T-Mobile reports that it would invest around $40 billion in the new 5G network and that its efforts would result in a 55% decrease in the price of data per gigabyte.

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VentureBeat
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T-Mobile, Sprint, FCC
6/20/2018

Microsoft will likely only allow subscribers to access Office 365's online offerings, a move designed to encourage more widespread adoption, Gartner analysts predict. The new rule will likely take effect at the end of 2020, they say.

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Computerworld
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Microsoft, Gartner
6/20/2018

Google sees its widespread Android operating system as key to its ambitions for a new podcast app Google says can double the global podcast audience over the next two years. The app will do so by alerting users to relevant podcasts as well as article and video results when they perform a topic search.

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USA Today
6/20/2018

Yahoo Mail is freshening up and growing a new app tailored to Android Go and a redesigned dashboard for smartphone web browsers. The dashboard in particular is seen as a major play for the email service on mobile devices.

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VentureBeat, Engadget
6/20/2018

Snapchat Discover is adding a video genre with a new hosted docu-series. The first is set for a September debut and will accompany new options for viewer interactions, including group viewing.

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Engadget
6/20/2018

Instagram is expected to unveil its video platform, IGTV, which will allow users to post videos up to 60 minutes in length, much longer than the previous cap of 60 seconds. The new feature is aimed at publishing content from online celebrities and influencers instead of at promoting episodic television shows.

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TechCrunch
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Instagram
6/20/2018

Bloomberg Government's Women in Smart Cities Forum on June 15 featured female governmental leaders discussing strategies for developing smarter cities. Panel sessions focused on the creation and maintenance of federal infrastructure, successes and challenges faced by smart cities across the nation and the use of data.

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SmartBrief/Insights
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Bloomberg
6/20/2018

Matt Mills, chief commercial officer of Featurespace, compares preventing online fraud to a game of whack-a-mole, noting that there is no "one thing" that will prevent fraud. Fraud is 81% more likely to occur online than in person, and $12.2 billion in fraud works its way through call centers.

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Pymnts
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Matt Mills
6/20/2018

Ransomware attacks are on the rise in banks, and some institutions are taking action to thwart attacks, in part by investing in new technology. The key to bolstering protection from cyberattacks is to implement a variety of protocols, including the creation of IT-resilience plans, says Zerto's Gijsbert Janssen Van Doorn.