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September 2, 2022

IRS Says It Exposed Some Confidential Taxpayer Data On Website

An anonymous reader quotes a report from MarketWatch: The Internal Revenue Service inadvertently posted what is normally confidential information involving about 120,000 individuals before discovering the […]
September 2, 2022

Microsoft Combat Goggles Win First US Army Approval for Delivery

The US Army is taking delivery of a first batch of high-tech combat goggles made by Microsoft, citing encouraging results from testing in the field. From […]
September 2, 2022

Amazon Closes, Abandons Plans for Dozens of US Warehouses

Amazon.com, determined to reduce the size of its sprawling delivery operation amid slowing sales growth, has abandoned dozens of existing and planned facilities around the US, […]
September 2, 2022

T-Mobile Spectrum Auction Win Helps It Solve ‘Swiss Cheese’ Network Problem

T-Mobile won the lion’s share of spectrum licenses in the latest Federal Communications Commission auction, helping it fill rural network gaps that evoked comparisons to Swiss […]
September 2, 2022

Mississippi Crisis Highlights Climate Threat To Drinking Water Nationwide

Flash floods, wildfires and hurricanes are easy to recognize as ravages of a fast-changing climate. But now, climate change has also emerged as a growing threat […]
September 2, 2022

Spain Launches Free Train Tickets Throughout Autumn, Thanks To a Windfall Tax

Some train journeys in Spain will be free of charge from 1 September to 31 December. From a report: The scheme, announced by Prime Minister Pedro […]
September 2, 2022

How 1-Time Passcodes Became a Corporate Liability

Brian Krebs, reporting at Krebs on Security: In mid-June 2022, a flood of SMS phishing messages began targeting employees at commercial staffing firms that provide customer […]
September 2, 2022

Samsung Says Customer Data Stolen in July Data Breach

U.S. electronics giant Samsung has confirmed a data breach affecting customers’ personal information. From a report: In a brief notice, Samsung said it discovered the security […]
September 2, 2022

Tech Time Warp: News leaks about Library of Congress plan to go digital

Nowadays, one expects major museums and institutions such as the Library of Congress (LOC) to have online catalogs and exhibitions. But it wasn’t that long ago […]