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Message 1958030 - Posted: 1 Oct 2018, 13:33:27 UTC - in response to Message 1958025.  

"Chargegate"

One has to wonder, 3rd party USB cord? (And that would be Apple's way!)
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Message 1958394 - Posted: 4 Oct 2018, 17:48:41 UTC
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Is your cell phone, tablet, computer powned by the People's Liberation Army?
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-10-04/the-big-hack-how-china-used-a-tiny-chip-to-infiltrate-america-s-top-companies
The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies

The attack by Chinese spies reached almost 30 U.S. companies, including Amazon and Apple, by compromising America’s technology supply chain, according to extensive interviews with government and corporate sources.

Nested on the servers’ motherboards, the testers found a tiny microchip, not much bigger than a grain of rice, that wasn’t part of the boards’ original design.

During the ensuing top-secret probe, which remains open more than three years later, investigators determined that the chips allowed the attackers to create a stealth doorway into any network that included the altered machines. Multiple people familiar with the matter say investigators found that the chips had been inserted at factories run by manufacturing subcontractors in China.

The chips on Elemental servers were designed to be as inconspicuous as possible, according to one person who saw a detailed report prepared for Amazon by its third-party security contractor, as well as a second person who saw digital photos and X-ray images of the chips incorporated into a later report prepared by Amazon’s security team. Gray or off-white in color, they looked more like signal conditioning couplers, another common motherboard component, than microchips, and so they were unlikely to be detectable without specialized equipment. Depending on the board model, the chips varied slightly in size, suggesting that the attackers had supplied different factories with different batches.

In one case, the malicious chips were thin enough that they’d been embedded between the layers of fiberglass onto which the other components were attached, according to one person who saw pictures of the chips.
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Message 1958417 - Posted: 4 Oct 2018, 21:04:17 UTC

Why does this not surprise me? I can remember when the USA neither exported to or imported from China any computer electronics. Supporters of that position were chastised as being paranoid and an obstruction to friendly relations with China.
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My motto: Never do today what you can put off until tomorrow as it may not be required. This no longer applies in light of current events.
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Message 1959044 - Posted: 7 Oct 2018, 8:59:43 UTC

Immersion cooling (pump-up the volume for full effect) #youtube #HPC #SC17

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Message 1960286 - Posted: 14 Oct 2018, 16:15:18 UTC

Oops

Meanwhile...

...all F-35's grounded.
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Message 1960957 - Posted: 19 Oct 2018, 16:03:29 UTC - in response to Message 1960946.  

ROFLMAO.

Bye Bye Facebook. :-)

You do understand Mr. Zuckerberg is just renting Clegg's Rolodex.
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Message 1960963 - Posted: 19 Oct 2018, 16:18:33 UTC - in response to Message 1960957.  

LOL, so how much has he put aside for "those special trips" for those on that rolodex?
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Message 1961512 - Posted: 22 Oct 2018, 17:20:00 UTC - in response to Message 1961475.  

Oops

Lithium Ion battery = kaboom.
No wonder they don't like them on airplanes.
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Message 1962310 - Posted: 28 Oct 2018, 18:29:18 UTC

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-red-hat-m-a-ibm/ibm-nears-deal-to-acquire-cyber-security-company-red-hat-sources-idUSKCN1N20N3
(Reuters) - IBM Corp (IBM.N) is nearing deal to acquire software company Red Hat Inc (RHT.N) in a deal that could exceed $30 billion and allow it to expand its cyber security offerings, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

The deal would be by far IBM’s biggest acquisition. The move underscores IBM CEO Ginni Rometty’s efforts to expand the company’s subscription-based technology offerings and diversify it business beyond software sales and mainframe servers, which have faced sluggish growth.

An agreement between IBM and Red Hat is expected to be announced later on Sunday, the sources said, asking not to be identified because the matter is confidential. IBM and Red Hat did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Red Hat specializes in Linux operating systems, the most popular type of open-source software, which was developed as an alternative to proprietary software made by Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O).
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Message 1962816 - Posted: 1 Nov 2018, 13:39:24 UTC

Apple in the news again

The Home Office has also signed a £91m contract with French company Sopra Steria to set up computer terminals at 56 local libraries around the UK to help those without smartphones, or without the necessary digital skills, to apply to stay in the UK.
With Brexit looming ever closer, no UK company capable of doing it?
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Message 1962817 - Posted: 1 Nov 2018, 13:40:40 UTC - in response to Message 1962816.  

We've got as many as 56 local libraries left after the austerity cuts?
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Message 1962821 - Posted: 1 Nov 2018, 14:11:30 UTC - in response to Message 1962817.  

Well, there's always the British Library. :-)
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Message 1962833 - Posted: 1 Nov 2018, 15:46:54 UTC - in response to Message 1962816.  

Apple in the news again

The Home Office has also signed a £91m contract with French company Sopra Steria to set up computer terminals at 56 local libraries around the UK to help those without smartphones, or without the necessary digital skills, to apply to stay in the UK.
With Brexit looming ever closer, no UK company capable of doing it?

Well, now you know anyone with an andorid phone and a little programming experience can walk around town and scan every passport it comes near.
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Message 1967263 - Posted: 26 Nov 2018, 17:15:04 UTC

David & Goliath

Hmm, when American companies are collared, funny how they hide behind American law.
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