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9/26/2018

Mozilla's newly launched Firefox Monitor will alert users if their email address has been part of an online data breach. The tool has been in the testing stages since June and was designed in partnership with security expert Troy Hunt, creator of the database Have I Been Pwned?.

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9/26/2018

FireEye CEO Kevin Mandia, whose company was hired by Google to protect against cyberattacks, said the majority of foreign cyberthreats are state-sanctioned and are a new form of warfare. "They're not going to meet us on a battlefield with a bunch of tanks, ... they're going to meet us in cyberspace," Mandia told Jim Cramer on CNBC's "Fast Money."

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9/26/2018

The Senate could vote on a bill this week that would put cybersecurity concerns in the hands of the Homeland Security Department. The plan has been in the works for years, but some lawmakers believe the department is not as equipped to handle cyberthreats as are organizations such as the FBI.

9/25/2018

Apple has completed its acquisition of music app Shazam and intends to make it ad-free for all users. The acquisition started in 2017 but was subject to a European regulatory review, which delayed the purchase.

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9/25/2018

Although there are more than 10,000 local polling places in the US, only 11% have signed up for the Homeland Security Department's new federal election threat alert system. That puts almost 90% of polling places at greater risk for potential data breaches.

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9/25/2018

Roku will gain Google Assistant capabilities through a software update coming soon. The update will allow Roku users to control devices via voice commands with the Google Assistant app or Google Home.

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9/25/2018

Microsoft has announced updates to its products, including applying the Authenticator app to Azure, protecting cloud users from cyberattacks with the Secure Score service and adding Threat Protection artificial intelligence to the Microsoft 365 Suite. Company shares closed at a record high of $114.67.

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9/25/2018

Chipotle Mexican Grill has begun using software and mobile technology from Zenput to remotely monitor all of its US restaurants. The technology, already in use by chains including KFC and Domino's Pizza, will help the company ensure compliance with food-safety procedures from hand-washing to temperature control.

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9/25/2018

Google is marking 20 years of search with several upgrades. The company is placing new emphasis on journeys, rather than answers, as well as on more visual methods of finding content and discovery guided by artificial intelligence that requires no queries.

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9/25/2018

T-Mobile is adding features and renaming its prepaid plan in a bid to polish its image. Among the Metro by T-Mobile upgrades are the inclusion of Google One cloud storage and Amazon Prime, as well as the availability of more upscale phones.

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