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Bitdefender: Organisations must empower IT staff to mitigate cyber threats

Despite two large cyber attacks making headlines in the first six months of 2017, the security firm is still finding cybersecurity responsibility lies solely with the underfunded IT team.

DisrupTV: Amazon Prime Day, AI, and data breaches

Larry Dignan, editor in chief at ZDNet, dissects the week's headlines on DisrupTV.

Trump election commission stops collecting personal voter data—for now

“We request that you hold on submitting any data,” commission tells states.

Hobby Lobby must pay $3 million for smuggling ancient cuneiform artifacts

Christian activists running the company wanted artifacts from the “Biblical era.”

The agony and ecstasy of (grassroots) racing

It's different for pros like Kurt Buschmdash;he showed usmdash;but any racing ups your heart rate.

EPA intends to form “red team” to debate climate science

Agency head reported to desire “back-and-forth critiquerdquo; of published research.

Google News redesign adds “fact check” block, more white space

Google News gets a new website using Google's "Material Design" guidelines.

Saturday’s SpaceX launch carried a secret payload—a Chinese experiment

US company has ensured that Chinese experiment cannot transfer tech from station.

WannaCry: Ransomware Catastrophe or Failure?

Using Bitcoin payments as a measure, the WannaCry attack is not nearly as profitable as the headlines suggest.

But you should still patch your Windows systems and educate users.

You won’t believe why Facebook will block this headline

Updates to news feed algorithms tweaked to catch spammy and deceptive headlines.

Virulent WCry ransomware worm may have North Korea’s fingerprints on it

Identical code ties Fridayrsquo;s attacks to hacks on Sony Pictures and $1bn bank heist.

FAQ: Are you in danger from the WannaCrypt ransomware?

The worm called WannaCrypt (aka WannaCry, WannaCrypt0r, WanaCry, and WCry) dominated tech headlines through the weekend.

According to Europol, quoted in the New York Times, WannaCrypt infected  200,000 computers in more than 150 countries, tied the UK health service in knots, knocked out the Spanish phone company, troubled train travelers in Germany, and took big swipes out of FedEx, Renault, a reported 29,000 Chinese institutions, and networks all over Russiamdash;including the Russian Interior Ministry.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here